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 Retracting mechanism for sensing components in a switchgear cabinet patent thumbnailnew patent Retracting mechanism for sensing components in a switchgear cabinet
A switchgear cabinet (100) includes an equipment compartment (102), a bus compartment (104) and a cable compartment (106). The cabinet can employ a sensor(s) (190) to monitor conditions, such as arcing, in the bus or cable compartment.
Schneider Electric Usa, Inc.

 Thermostatic controller and circuit tester patent thumbnailnew patent Thermostatic controller and circuit tester
A thermostatic controller and circuit tester that includes: a control surface; a slider knob on the control surface, where the slider knob initiates power for testing and use of the thermostatic controller; a reading indicator on the control surface, where the reading indicator indicates a related parameter being measured; a digital display, where the digital display displays a reading; a top surface, where the top surface includes a first opening and a second opening; a first retractable cable extending from the first opening; and a second retractable cable extending from the second opening. The related parameters may include at least ac voltage, dc voltage, resistance, capacitance and continuity.

 Removal of casing slats by cutting casing collars patent thumbnailnew patent Removal of casing slats by cutting casing collars
A casing cutting tool including a top mandrel operatively coupled to a conveyance; a first retractable wedge operatively coupled to the top mandrel; a jetting tool operatively coupled to the retractable wedge, the retractable wedge thereby interposing the top mandrel and the jetting tool, wherein the jetting tool has one or more jetting nozzles arranged thereon; and a bottom terminal operatively coupled to the jetting tool, the jetting tool thereby interposing the retractable wedge and the bottom terminal.. .
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

 Laundry washing machine with detergent drawer comprising a control panel patent thumbnailnew patent Laundry washing machine with detergent drawer comprising a control panel
Laundry washing machine (1) has a casing (2), a washing tub (3) with its opening facing a laundry loading/unloading opening on a the front wall (4) of the casing (2), an autodosing detergent dispenser (10) for automatically dosing, on the basis of the selected washing cycle, the suitable amount/dose of detergent, softener and/or other washing agent, and feeding said amount/dose into the washing tub (3), a fresh-water supply circuit (7) for selectively channeling a flow of fresh water from the water mains to the autodosing detergent dispenser (10) and/or to the washing tub (3), and an appliance control panel (8) allowing the user to manually select the desired washing-cycle. The appliance control panel (8) is located/arranged on a front side of the drawer-like supporting structure (16) which is fitted/inserted in extractable manner into a drawer housing (17) extending inside the casing (2) underneath the upper worktop or top wall (9) of the casing (2).
Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag

 Rear seat accessible vehicle storage compartment patent thumbnailnew patent Rear seat accessible vehicle storage compartment
A retractable storage compartment that is accessible by the passengers in the rear portion of a vehicle's passenger cabin is provided. The storage compartment, which is integrated into the vehicle's center console, is mounted on a guide assembly in order to allow a rear passenger to easily open or close the compartment.
Atieva, Inc.

 Portable nebulizer  medical use, with easy access to the mesh assembly patent thumbnailnew patent Portable nebulizer medical use, with easy access to the mesh assembly
Portable nebulizer apparatus for medical use, comprising a mesh arranged so as to intercept an internal fluid path which leads into a dispenser outlet, and an oscillator element which causes said mesh to oscillate, the mesh being integrated in an extractable mesh assembly housed between a first and a second half-casing, the half-casings being movable in relation to each other between a coupled operational configuration and a separated configuration which allows access to the mesh assembly.. .
Flaem Nuova S.p.a.

 Retractable syringe patent thumbnailnew patent Retractable syringe
An auto-retractable syringe having a barrel and a plunger moveable within said barrel, said barrel having a gland assembly inside a forepart thereof, said gland assembly being connected to a needle hub; wherein said needle hub is located in the forepart of said barrel via a luer-lock thread, internal of the forepart of the barrel, and two or more lugs protruding from said needle hub, and wherein said luer-lock thread is open internal of the barrel such that the needle hub can be drawn into the barrel uninhibited by the thread.. .
Global Medisafe Holdings Limited

 Combination socks with fasteners patent thumbnailnew patent Combination socks with fasteners
A pair of socks and a pair of complementary fasteners to hold the pair of socks together while the socks are being washed, dried and stored in a drawer. The pair of fasteners are connected to one another so that one sock is attached to the other.

 Retractable pet leash and  assembling same patent thumbnailnew patent Retractable pet leash and assembling same
A retractable pet leash. The leash includes a grip configured for releasably attaching to a user and a flexible tether connected to the grip.
Quincy's Crossing, Llc

 Disposable and biodegradable litter system for animals patent thumbnailnew patent Disposable and biodegradable litter system for animals
A biodegradable litter kit to be used for the collection and disposal of animal waste. The kit includes a litter box having a tray portion and a retractable lid.
Litter One, Llc

Remote activated auto unplugging device for electrical equipment

A remote automated disconnector for a power plug including electrically activated plug retractor from a wall socket. A remote transmitter and receiver circuit allows for activation of the device from a distance by the user.

Methods and systems that use hierarchically organized data structure containing standard feature symbols in order to convert document images to electronic documents

The current application is directed to methods and systems that convert document images, which contain arabic text and text in other languages in which symbols are joined together to produce continuous words and portions of words, into corresponding electronic documents. In one implementation, a document-image-processing method and system to which the current application is directed employs numerous techniques and features that render efficiently computable an otherwise intractable or impractical document-image-to-electronic-document conversion.
Abbyy Development Llc

Method and equipment for the disassembly of matresses

An apparatus to disassemble a mattress, the mattress including a mattress core between a top ticking and a bottom ticking and the mattress having perimeter surfaces comprising a pair of opposing side surfaces extending in a longitudinal direction and a pair of opposing end surfaces extending between the opposing side surfaces, the apparatus including: a cutting arrangement for applying at least one cut along a length of at least one of the perimeter surfaces; and at least one peeling roller having a peeling surface with retractable pins for engaging with the top and/or bottom ticking, the retractable pins being movable between a retracted position and an extended position, wherein the at least one peeling roller is rotatable in a peeling direction for peeling the top and/or bottom ticking from the mattress with the pins in the extended position and wherein the at least one peeling roller is rotatable in a removal direction, opposite to the peeling direction, for removing the peeled ticking from the peeling surface with the pins in the retracted position.. .
Rtm Recycling Systems B.v.

Capsule, preparing a predetermined quantity of beverage suitable for consumption

A capsule for preparing a predetermined quantity of beverage with a beverage brewing device is disclosed. The beverage brewing device comprises a receptacle for receiving the capsule.
Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.v.

Bundle of containers, in particular bottles, cans or the like

A bundle of containers like bottles or cans comprises a structure (2) for holding containers (3), having a base wall (4) intended to support the containers (3) and lateral walls (5) extending from the base wall (4), which define a compartment (6) intended for the support of the containers (3). The compartment (6) is impermeable for receiving a predefined amount of ice intended for cooling the containers.
Ocme S.r.l.

Height-adjustable support for a vehicle

A height-adjustable support for a vehicle having an outer support pipe, an inner support pipe displaceably supported in the outer support pipe and deployable out of and retractable into the outer support pipe by a drive spindle, a gear unit arranged in the outer support pipe and a drive unit for driving the gear unit for moving the inner support pipe relative to the outer support pipe, wherein the drive unit has a motor arranged outside the cross section of the outer support pipe and a transmission unit, wherein a rotation axis defined by a motor shaft extends outside the outer support pipe and the transmission unit is configured to transmit a torque from the motor shaft to the gear unit, and wherein the transmission unit has a housing and a drive pinion protruding out of the housing and engaging the gear unit.. .
Saf-holland Gmbh

Retractable top covering mechanism

A retractable top covering system has a top covering configured to cover an open top area of a container having sides that define an interior space. The top covering is connected to a retractable top drive mechanism that selectively retracts and deploys the retractable top covering.
Tarpstop, Llc

Portable, extensible, exercise weight support device with safety features

An exercise weight support device includes a retractable belt with an upper end for attachment to a ceiling or other overhanging support structure to enable suspension therefrom of the exercise weight support device, a cradle and/or one or more hooks to enable the weight support device to be used to suspend a free weight from the ceiling or other overhanging support structure, a retracting reel mechanism attached to the lower end of the belt to selectively retract or pay out the belt to selectively enable vertical movement of the free weight to a desired height, and a trigger handle co-located with the retracting reel mechanism and operable to selectively disallow lowering of the free weight when the trigger handle is not continuously operated by a lifter performing a lifting exercise.. .

Exocervical and endocervical cell sampling device

A cervical cells sampling device includes a tubular sleeve with a first opening and an opposing second opening, an elongate rod having a retractable part with a mounting tip enclosed within the sleeve and a handle section extending out from the sleeve through the second opening. A cell collecting construct with a resilient sheath is stretched to cap onto the mounting tip of the rod and the stretched resilient sheath is in a constant contracting state that the cell collecting construct and portion of the retractable part are allowed to project out, or retract into sleeve, through the first opening by moving the handle section.
Ladiy Healthcare Sdn Bhd

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Axillary support device for shower stalls

The object of the present invention is an axillary support device (1) for a handicapped user of a common shower stall provided with at least one flat wall, substantially constituted by a pair of transverse arms (2, 3) fixed to the flat wall of the shower stall by means of a pair of vertical supports (4, 5) firmly anchored to said wall. Said transverse arms (2, 3) are arranged in a manner so as to be substantially perpendicular, in the longitudinal direction thereof, to the wall to which they are fixed; such arms (2, 3) are shaped in a manner so as to have one end (6, 7) bent upward, one end constrained (8, 9) to the vertical supports (4, 5) and they are provided with a covering made of soft and impermeable material.
Paultech S.r.l.

Umbrella with retractable cover that can be hidden

An umbrella includes a base unit, a mounting sleeve, a lid, a cover, and a locking unit. The base unit includes a handle provided with at least one limit portion which has a first positioning limit section and a second positioning limit section.

Top furling automated retractable greenhouse cover

Top furling automated retractable greenhouse cover is a retractable cover for a greenhouse that is mounted on top of the greenhouse. Top furling automated retractable greenhouse cover comprises: a spine clamp, a left furling cover assembly, a right furling cover assembly, a hinge pin assembly, and an electrical control box.

Mathematics and geometry device for visually impaired

The present invention relates to a mathematics and geometry device for visually impaired (1) comprising retractable push-buttons (2) at least one button body (4) which enable the push-button to be placed on the socket (3) and making a linear movement towards the inside-outside of the device when the push-buttons are pressed; and at least one lock system which is located on the button body and which enables the button body to be locked in upper and lower positions; when the button body is locked in the upper position, the push-button becomes an open button; when the button body is locked in the lower position, the push-button becomes a closed button.. .

Process cartridge modification and retractable process cartridge drive

A modification for an imaging cartridge is provided for use with certain aftermarket or non-oem cartridge drive mechanisms. At least one wall of a cartridge guiding member is removed to increase a clearance between the guiding member and the cartridge drive mechanism..
Clover Technologies Group, Llc

Processing cartridge, photoreceptor drum unit, and end member pair

A photoreceptor drum unit is provided with a cylindrical photoreceptor drum, and two end members which are respectively disposed at both ends of the photoreceptor drum in an axial direction. One of the end members is provided with an elastic member, is biased in the axial direction, and is extendable and contractable.
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

Cordless retractable roller shade for window coverings

A cordless retractable shade including an operating system for the shade that varies a biasing force of a spring to counterbalance the shade. The bottom rail of a retractable shade can be raised or lowered, and due to the operating system remains in any selected position of the covering between fully extended and fully retracted, without the use of operating cords.
Hunter Douglas Inc.

Anti-theft device intended to be attached to an item sold over-the-counter

An antitheft device attachable to an article, formed by two parts, one part comprises a means for remote interaction with a terminal detecting passage of the device, a hinge to allow movement between a protection position, and a release position, one of the parts having, at the end opposite to the movable hinge, a needle able to move in a direction perpendicular to the mid-plane of the device, the other part comprising a housing for receiving the needle, the housing comprising lock configured to allow the release of the needle with an opener, wherein the first part has three retractable cages enabling the needle to move between a retracted position where the tip of the needle does not project beyond the internal surface of the first part, and a deployed position in which the needle is engaged in the complementary housing when the device is in the closed position.. .
Fors France

Tent having retractable roof

The present invention provides a tent having a retractable roof. A plurality of poles extend substantially perpendicular to the ground.

Pull-out sprayhead with improved magnetic coupling system

Pull out sprayhead (1) for a faucet, comprising: an inlet fitting (10), provided with a coupling end (10d) connectable to a extractable water supply pipe; a supply mouth (11a) in fluid connection with said attachment end (10d); and a magnet (12) fixed at the inlet fitting (10) and prearranged to allow a releasable connection of said pull-out sprayhead (1) to a faucet neck (20), said magnet (12) being arranged in a housing chamber (13), defined between an outer wall of said inlet fitting (10) and a covering nut (14), within which an insulating sleeve (30) is placed, distinct from the covering nut (14) and interposed between the inlet fitting (10) and the magnet (12), so as to minimize the heat flow occurring between a supplied fluid and the magnet (12) through the inlet fitting (10).. .
Amfag S.r.l.

Device for quickly and efficiently rolling garments and other items

A device for rolling garments and other items, comprising an adjustable length rod operable to move between a locked position and a retractable position by twisting the adjustable length rod. There is a handle on one end of the rod capable of fully housing the adjustable length rod when fully retracted in its retractable position, a securing clip operable to move between an open position and a closed position connected to the handle for securing an item to the rod, and a securing clip button on the handle for triggering the securing clip to its open or closed position.

Coffee pad with a relatively large outlet opening for use in a coffee machine

Pad including a covering filled with an extractable beverage preparation product. The covering comprises a flexible first sheet and a rigid shell which are connected to each other.
Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.v.

Portable multi-platform friction drive system with retractable motor drive assembly

A portable, multi-platform friction drive system with a retractable motor drive assembly (12), containing all needed components of an electric friction drive system in a portable handheld case (10), including motor (18), batteries (34), and all associated electronics (36), as well as a mounting system (30) that enables use on popular bike share bicycles (20), personal bicycles, and kick scooters. Its mounting system (30) enables the friction drive system to be easily installed in seconds on many varieties of bicycles or kick scooters, and to be removed just as easily when no longer needed.

Parking a vehicle with the use of an additional traction system

Parking a vehicle with the use of an additional traction system allowing to move the vehicle at a low speed without starting its combustion engine characterised in that the vehicle is equipped with an additional traction system having an autonomous drive system controlled electronically by means of an intelligent controller (10) that allows to park the vehicle sideways with the use of a system of extendable and retractable additional wheels (5) mounted under chassis (6) of the vehicle by moving the vehicle in direction perpendicular to its normal driving direction.. .
Decylion Sp. Z O.o.

Retractable workstation integrated into the passenger cabin of a vehicle

A retractable workstation that is mounted within the dashboard of a vehicle is provided. In the retracted position the workstation is hidden from sight, while in the extended position it provides a convenient and ergonomic desk for use by the front seat passenger.
Atieva, Inc.

Retractable headliner corner

A headliner corner retractor for a convertible top. The corner retractor moves a front corner of the headliner between a covering position concealing a front portion of the side linkage and a contracted position in which clearance is provided for the side linkages to extend and retract the convertible top.
Magna Car Top Systems Of America, Inc.

Hip obturator and atraumatic hip access

An obturator provides access to a joint through a capsule surrounding the joint. A distal end of the obturator has a first distal location with a first width dimension and a second distal location with a second width dimension, wherein the second distal location is proximal to the first distal location and the second width dimension greater than the first width dimension.
Depuy Mitek, Llc

Wheeled suitcase comprising a retractable rod

The invention relates to a wheeled suitcase comprising a suitcase body mounted on wheels and a rod comprising at least one flexible strip element connected to a handle. The flexible strip element can be wound onto itself in order to retract the handle, and can be unwound forming a tube in order to deploy the handle..
Louis Vuitton Malletier

Motorized luggage

Motorized luggage includes a frame enclosed in part by an outer shell, the frame defining an internal storage compartment, front wheels connected to a steering shaft, wherein the steering shaft is rotatably connected to the frame and the position of the steering shaft controls an orientation of the front wheels, a retractable handlebar received by the steering shaft, wherein the retractable handlebar may be telescopingly moved from a stored configuration to a driving configuration, wherein in the stored configuration the handlebar is retracted and enclosed by a second zippered flap of the outer shell, wherein in the driving configuration, the handlebar is extended above a top face of the frame, a rear set of wheels connected by a second axle, wherein the second axle is operatively coupled to the frame, and an electric motor mounted on the frame, wherein the electric motor drives the rear wheels.. .

Automated retractable vehicle step

Powered retractable vehicle step assist systems and methods are provided. The steps systems are configured for installation (e.g., after market installation) and use with a vehicle.
Lund Motion Products, Inc.

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Fin deployment mechanism for projectile and fin deployment

A fin deployment mechanism for a projectile. The mechanism includes at least one fin and at least one actuator.
Bae Systems Bofors Ab

Retractable hideaway chimney damper cap

An apparatus for a damper cap for a chimney flue includes a top plate having dimensions conforming to a top of the chimney flue. A bird and animal screen is joined to and extends from a bottom of the top plate.

Coffee pad for use in a coffee machine

Pad for use in coffee machine for preparing at least one part of a single beverage serving. In use, in the coffee machine an aqueous fluid such as water is supplied under pressure to the pad so that the fluid is forced through the pad for obtaining a beverage that then exits the pad.
Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.v.

Friction stir welding: for filling a hole at the end of welding or for repairing a welding defect

A method for repairing a defect affecting a weld. A sheet of filler metal is placed on the surface of the welded part, next to the region of the defect.
Airbus Group Sas

Retractable wall mounted exercise rack system

A retractable wall mounted exercise rack system for providing an exercise rack that may be easily and compactly stored when not in use. The retractable wall mounted exercise rack system generally includes one or more brackets attached to a wall, a pair of support members, and a plurality of arms pivotally extending from the brackets and pivotally connecting to the support members.
Prx Performance, Inc.

Composition for external preparation for skin

The problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a safe and efficacious therapeutic agent for dermatitis which is not only safe and efficacious for patients with dermatitis, in particular atopic dermatitis, but also significantly effective for severe cases that are judged to be intractable by conventional external preparations, and which is also safely applicable to affected areas such as the face and neck, as well as to subjects with sensitive skin, such as infants and females. Furthermore, the invention aims to provide an external preparation that is efficacious as skin care cosmetics having effects to improve elasticity and wrinkles of the skin, moisturizing effects, and hair-growth effects.
Igisu, Co., Ltd.

Wheelchair wheel winder

A manual wheelchair propulsion device (figs. 5, 6 & 7), attached to wheelchairs through the axles of the rear wheels (figs.

Bladder denervation for treating overactive bladder

A device and method for transvaginal or transrectal treatment of a bladder pathology. The device includes an elongate body that includes a longitudinal axis, a handle at one end of the body, a head at the other end of the body, and a shaft between the handle and the head.
The Regents Of The University Of California

Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments

A surgical instrument including an end effector that has a selectively reciprocatable implement movably supported therein. The implement is selectively advanceable in a distal direction upon application of a rotary actuation motion thereto and retractable in a proximal direction upon application of a rotary retraction motion thereto.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Robot cleaner

A robot cleaner includes a body to travel on a floor; an obstacle sensing unit to sense an obstacle approaching the body; an auxiliary cleaning unit mounted to a bottom of the body, to be extendable and retractable; and a control unit to control extension or retraction of the auxiliary cleaning unit when the obstacle is sensed. The control unit prevents the auxiliary cleaning unit from extending if a signal is received from a charger..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Display stand

A display stand (10) for supporting an article (31) comprises a body of which a primary part (12) has a primary surface to at least partially support part of such an article (31), a secondary part (13) of said body having a secondary surface for contacting a support, and at least one movable support member (11) connected to the body capable of at least partially supporting another part of such an article (31), and/or capable of providing a support surface of the stand (10) for contacting the support. The primary part (12) and the secondary part (13) may be generally planar members connected through a hinge (17), and these may incorporate retractable hinged supports (14, 15)..
John Bull Design Limited

Luggage transportation system

Provided is a luggage piece that can be coupled to a second luggage piece to be transported together as a joined unit, and a luggage system including such luggage pieces. The luggage piece includes a housing for storing items to be transported therein, and a retractable handle provided to the housing.

System and improving hearing

A system and method for improving hearing is disclosed. The system includes a microphone array that includes an enclosure, a plurality of beamformer microphones and an electronic processing circuitry to provide enhanced audio signals to a user by using information obtained on the position and orientation of the user.
Noopl, Inc.

Wettable silicone hydrogel contact lenses and related compositions and methods

Silicone hydrogel contact lenses having ophthalmically acceptable surface wettabilities are obtained from pre-extracted polymerized silicone hydrogel contact lens products having relatively large amounts of removable or extractable materials. The silicone hydrogel contact lenses can be obtained from non-polar resin based contact lens molds and without surface treatments or an interpenetrating polymeric network of a polymeric wetting agent.
Coopervision International Holding Company, Lp

Compact space-saving gun silencer

A compact silencer device for a firearm comprising of multiple chambers which trap the gases from a projectile exiting the barrel of a gun to slow down the gases and reduce the temperature, sound, and flash associated with the projectile. In one embodiment, the first chamber which attaches to the barrel of the firearm comprises of sound baffling materials or gas porting baffles which vent gases from the second chamber passing rearward.

Vehicle door power lock actuator

A power lock actuator is provided for a door lock mechanism of a vehicle. The actuator includes an electric motor, a linear drive, and a slip clutch between the motor and the linear drive.
Trimark Corporation

Method and system for a rising floodwall system

The present invention relates to a retractable floodwall system comprising a floodwall panel installed in a housing unit. The floodwall panel is connected with a counter-balance weight.
Rsa Protective Technologies, Llc

Extendable and retractable snowmobile bumper

The present invention provides a system for providing an extendable and retractable snowmobile bumper having a connector mechanism constructed and arranged for connection to a snowmobile frame and further configured to receive an extension arm, an extension arm, a locking mechanism constructed and arranged for interaction with each of said connector arm and the connector mechanism imparting a selective configuration including an extended configuration and a retracted configuration of said extension arm.. .

Drain valve implantable in the eye of a patient for the treatment of glaucoma

A drain valve (10) implantable surgically in the eye (o) of a patient for the treatment of glaucoma, comprising a main body (11), and a drainage tube (12), connected at one end with the main body (11) and provided to be implanted in the eye (o) so as to penetrate with its distal tip inside the anterior chamber (ca) of the eye globe (go), so as to allow the drainage outwards of the aqueous humour (ua), wherein the valve (10) is characterised by a series of significant improvements, including: 1) an extractable configuration (12a, 12b) of the drainage tube (12), to allow the adaptation (f1) of the length of the drainage tube (12) during the surgical operation to implant the valve (10); 2) a flattened or flat shape in section (12′) of the drainage tube (12, 12a, 12b) suitable for reducing the dimensions in the radial direction (ir) of the drainage tube (12) with respect to the surface of the eye globe (go); 3) a connection free from encumbrances between the tip portion (12f) of the drainage tube (12), provided to penetrate inside the eye globe (go, ca), and the remaining part (12b′) of the drainage tube (12); 4) a series of retaining bags or compartments (11b), formed along the lower or soffit surface (s″) of the main body (11) in contact with the surface of the eye globe (go), wherein these retaining bags (11b) are associated with respective through holes (11a) extended through the same main body (11) of the valve and are suitable for receiving and retaining the aqueous humour (ua), so as to improve lubrication of the eyeball in the zone of the valve, once implanted; 5) a divergent fan-shaped opening (11c) formed on the extrados (s′), not in contact with the eye globe, of the main body (11) of the valve, in order to convey the aqueous humour (ua) and improve the lubrication around the drain valve (10), once implanted; and 6. A modified configuration, with respect to conventional drain valves, such as to allow, during the surgical operation, an arrangement, closer to the iris, of the holes (11d) for the insertion of the yarn for fixing the valve to the surface of the eye globe.
Ith T3 Plus S.r.l.

Stent with retractable anchors

A stent includes a tubular support structure extending from a distal end to a proximal end, the tubular support structure including an inner surface and an outer surface. A retractable anchor system is disposed relative to the tubular support structure and includes a frame member and a plurality of retractable anchors secured to the frame member.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

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Safety syringe having an automatic activated retractable needle

A syringe assembly for fluid collection includes a housing having a sidewall defining a hollow bore therein, and an elongate plunger with the distal end of the plunger forming a chamber within the hollow bore for containing a fluid therein. The plunger is adapted for slideable movement within the hollow bore between an initial position and a retracted position.
Becton, Dickinson And Company

Portably suspended retractable shelf

There is disclosed a portably suspended retractable shelf for storing bedside items and which includes a horizontal platform having an inner portion and an outer portion. In various embodiments, the inner portion is adapted to be slidably captured between a mattress and a mattress supporting structure.

Last with retractable pins

A last assembly includes a plurality of retractable pins and a plurality of vacuum holes, both acting to hold footwear segments to the last assembly to facilitate manufacturing of, or modification to, an article of footwear. A method of making or modifying an article of footwear includes placing footwear segments on the last assembly by associating an extension portion of at least one footwear segment with the retractable pins, modifying the footwear segments and then removing the extension portion..
Nike, Inc.

Electronic devices with multi-layer heat reduction components

In one example in accordance with the present disclosure an electronic device with a multi-layer heat reduction component is described. The device includes a number of integrated circuits and a first layer in contact with at least one of the number of integrated circuits to remove heat from at least one integrated circuit.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Expansion turbine

An expansion turbine including: a stator, a rotor facing the stator, a short pipe, a shaft rotatably mounted in the short pipe and removably connected to the rotor. The shaft is extractable from the short pipe from the side opposite said rotor.
Exergy S.p.a.

Covering for an architectural opening having nested tubes

A covering for an architectural covering is provided. The covering may include a rotatable outer tube, a rotatable inner tube, a shade attached to the outer tube, and an operating element secured to the inner tube.
Hunter Douglas Inc.

Hidden extendable and retractable shower hose system

A hidden extendable and retractable shower hose system. The system is made up of a housing that contains a system of pulleys, a hose and a counterweight.

Bystander interaction during delivery from aerial vehicle

An unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) is disclosed that includes a retractable payload delivery system. The payload delivery system can lower a payload to the ground using an assembly that secures the payload during descent and releases the payload upon reaching the ground.
Google Inc.

Automated soft tonneau cover

A retractable cover system includes a frame that provides an opening. A drive system includes a motor operatively connected to a main roller through a first drive element.
Bos Automotive Products, Inc.

Automated soft tonneau cover

A retractable cover system includes a frame that provides an opening and includes laterally spaced apart guide rails and includes a drive system. A flexible cover has laterally opposing edge portions with intermittent retainers received in the guide rails.
Bos Automotive Products, Inc.

Automated soft tonneau cover

A retractable cover system includes a frame that provides an opening and a drive system. A flexible cover is configured to slide relative to the frame between first and second positions within the opening in response to actuation of the drive system.
Bos Automotive Products, Inc.

Systems and methods for navigating a catheter and delivering a needle

Systems and methods for navigating a catheter and delivering a needle to a desired anatomic location are provided. The system includes an injection catheter that includes a needle slidably exposed from, or retracted into, the catheter lumen.
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

Electrosurgical instruments and connections thereto

An electrosurgical instrument includes jaws having an electrode configuration utilized to electrically modify tissue in contact with one or more electrodes. The instrument is removably connectable to an electrosurgical unit via an electrosurgical connector extending from the instrument and a receptacle on the electrosurgical unit.
Applied Medical Resources Corporation

Device and access to interior body regions

A device and method is provided to gain access to interior body regions. The system includes a stylet needle assembly, a safety needle assembly, a blade assembly, a retractable obturator assembly, and a dilator assembly.

Tissue incision device and method

A minimally invasive tissue incision system for creating joint capsulotomies and releasing/incising various tendon and fibrous band structures. The system contains a penetrating needle which is retractable so as to expose a cutting element, and which may be used as a penetrating needle to pierce the skin and other soft tissue structures.
Release Medical, Inc.

Device to percutaneously treat heart valve embolization

The present invention provides devices and methods for percutaneously retrieving an embolized or malpositioned heart valve or foreign bodies from a patient's body. Several of these devices may include a catheter system with expandable and retractable baskets attached to a catheter and guidewire system.
Cedars-sinai Medical Center

Intravascular arterial to venous anastomosis and tissue welding catheter

Systems and methods for creating an arteriovenous (av) fistula comprise an elongate member, a distal member connected to the elongate member and movable relative to the elongate member, and a heating member disposed on at least one of the movable distal member and the elongate member. The distal member comprises structure for capturing tissue to be cut to create the fistula, and the heating member is adapted to cut through the tissue to create the fistula.
Avenu Medical, Inc.

Retractable storage system

A pull-out and drop-down storage system maximizing storage space and providing a user with convenient access to otherwise difficult to access storage space. The storage system may comprise a stationary support structure, a moveable section, and a guide rail linked to the top of the moveable section by a connector to direct the motion of the movable section between a retracted position and a more accessible position.

Method of making an article of footwear with a last having retractable pins

A last assembly includes a plurality of retractable pins and a plurality of vacuum holes, both acting to hold footwear segments to the last assembly to facilitate manufacturing of, or modification to, an article of footwear. A method of making or modifying an article of footwear includes placing footwear segments on the last assembly by associating an extension portion of at least one footwear segment with the retractable pins, modifying the footwear segments and then removing the extension portion..
Nike, Inc.

Shoe with a retractable and extractable heel controlled by a smart device

A shoe with a retractable heel in which the first members housing body, is cored by the second members threaded bolt, which is operated by a rotating motor attached in the first members cavity which turns a gear, which then rotates the threaded bolt and extracts and/or retracts the heels assembly when activated by the user's smart communication device.. .

Pogo pin connector

Various connector and sensor assemblies are described. In some embodiments, the connector and sensor assembly comprises a connector and a sensor assembly.
Masimo Corporation

System and high throughput work-in-process buffer

A buffer system for a semiconductor device fabrication tool includes one or more retractable shelves, one or more sliding assemblies positionable above the one or more load ports of the semiconductor device fabrication tool, and one or more lifting assemblies. The one or more retractable shelves are configured to support sealable containers.
Kla-tencor Corporation

Retractable locking mechanism for a vehicle accessory mounting system

A retractable locking mechanism for securing an accessory to a surface, the retractable locking mechanism including a gear carriage, a gear assembly, an input mechanism, and a retractor lever. The gear carriage shifts between a deployed position and a non-deployed position and includes a gear assembly cavity.

Vehicle accessory mounting assembly

A mounting assembly for securing one or more accessories to a surface, the mounting assembly including a base layer, an upper layer positioned above the base layer, a number of support members between the base layer and the upper layer, and a number of lock anchors spaced apart from each other for receiving locking mechanisms of accessories positioned thereon. The lock anchors each include an open-topped central cavity for receiving the retractable locking mechanisms therein and one or more side openings for at least partially receiving an extendable locking member of one of the retractable locking mechanisms therein..

Elongated and retractable sterile marker apparatus

An elongated and retractable sterile marker apparatus includes a handle assembly, an elongated marker operating assembly a top portion of which is connected to the handle assembly, and a sterile marker assembly which is connected to a bottom portion of the elongated marker operating assembly. Preferably, the sterile marker assembly includes a felt marker tip.

Liquid discharge apparatus and control liquid discharge apparatus

A printer is provided with a discharging head that discharges ink, a supporting base that supports a medium, and a cap that receives an ink droplet discharged from the discharging head at the time of maintenance (flushing) implementation. The supporting base and the cap are moved between an ascending position (a supporting position and a flushing position) facing the discharging head along different moving routes and a retractable position.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Helice launcher system

A helice launcher system comprising a frame with wheels and that has an electrical cabinet on top. A swinging carriage with two motions: one pivoting one that makes it move upwards and downwards and another movement that makes it come closer and move away, on which an automatic loader is arranged where the helices are loaded, which are housed inside the head made up of a circular platform, on which a tip rises arranged in the centre thereof and a pair of retractable pins distributed symmetrically and at an equal distance from the centre.

Metallic flange connection gasket

A metallic flange connection gasket to be used for sealing between flanges on pipes or between attractable pipe flange and flange of an operational unit, e.g. Pump or valve, the gasket exhibiting at least a pair of circling first ridges, the ridges thereof protruding from opposite faces of the gasket, right opposite to each other, and at least one first valley being adjacent a respective one of the first ridges and recessed in a respective face of the gasket.
Otechos As

System for a mechanical conversion of an internal combustion engine of 4 strokes into 8 strokes

A converting mechanical system including a dual connecting rod having a top section adapted to be pivotally connected to a piston on a conventional internal combustion engine and a bottom section adapted to be connected to a crankshaft of a conventional internal combustion engine. A support surrounds each dual connecting rod and includes a retractable device.

Retractable sun shade

A retractable sun shade, comprising at least one fabric section affixed to a boom, the boom supported and slideably engaged to a track at an intermediate portion of the boom, the track supported by a frame, and at least one flexible drawing element affixed to the boom at the intermediate portion, for drawing the boom in a first direction along the track to extend the sun shade and for drawing the boom in an opposite direction along the track to retract the sun shade.. .
Shadefx Canopies Inc.

Locking device for elevator car

A locking device for the cab of an elevator includes two sets of locking members disposed on two sides of the cab respectively, each locking member including a spring-biased retractable lock pin extending out of either side of the cab; and two sets of plate members disposed on two opposite surfaces of a shaft respectively, each plate member including a hole aligned with the lock pin. The locking members co-act with a door of the cab.

Farm implement with retractable ladder

A farm implement includes a ladder for climbing in relation to a container. The ladder includes an upper ladder portion and a lower ladder portion.
Unverferth Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Devices for feeding electrode capsules

Devices which shorten the time needed for the assembly of electrode capsules on welding grippers are provided. Such devices may have two stations for withdrawal of electrode capsules.
Sinterleghe S.r.l.

Drain cleaning apparatus

A drain cleaning apparatus, includes a handle and a clog-catching member detachably connected the handle. Airplane-like wings project radially from the clog-catching member.
Pf Waterworks Lp

Super absorbent polymer and preparing the same

Disclosed are a granular super absorbent polymer, including particles (a) having an average diameter of 150 to 850 μm, wherein the particles (a) includes particles (a1) having an average diameter of 500 to 850 μm; and particles (a2) having an average diameter of 150 to 250 μm, and the particles (a1 and a2) have a water-solubility index of 0.08 to 2.0 (represented by equation 1), thereby it is possible to maintain a proper amount of extractables in a resin, and to exhibit excellent flow conductivity and water absorption ability in a case of being actually applied to products, without inducing any skin problem when, as well as a preparation method thereof.. .
Sk Global Chemical Co., Ltd.

Water-absorbing resin and preparing method thereof

Disclosed are a water-absorbing resin and a method of preparing the same, wherein absorbency under unload of the water-absorbing resin is 25 g/g or more, the absorbency under load is 20 g/g or more, and an increase in extractables at a high temperature represented by equation 1 ranges from 1 or more but less than 3, thereby it is possible to solve a problem that gel-blocking of the water-absorbing resin is accelerated at a high temperature, and improve absorption rate and dry efficiency of the water-absorbing resin.. .
Sk Innovation Co., Ltd

Retractable basketball goal

A retractable basketball goal and methods of use are described. Embodiments of the retractable goal are configured to alternately retract into a garage for storage and to extend out of the garage through a garage door opening for use.

Fluid pump assembly and loading of same into a fluid delivery system

A fluid delivery system comprises: a control interface and multiple unique loading guides. The control interface of the fluid delivery system is configured to accept a fluid pump assembly.
Ivenix, Inc.

Stent and inserting a stent into a delivery catheter

Stents and method of inserting a stent into a delivery catheter are disclosed. In a disclosed embodiment, a stent for redirecting blood flow away from an aneurysmal sac is provided.
Isis Innovation Limited

Retractable inflatable bone tamp

An inflatable bone tamp for performing a minimally invasive surgical procedure includes an outer shaft defining an internal lumen, an inflatable structure coupled to the outer shaft, and an inner shaft movably disposed within the internal lumen and coupled to a distal end region of the inflatable structure. The internal lumen is sized to receive the inflatable structure, such that by moving the inner shaft relative to the outer shaft, the inflatable structure can be retracted into the internal lumen (and likewise can be extended from within the internal lumen for deployment in bone).
Kyphon SÀrl

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Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments

A surgical instrument including an end effector that has a selectively reciprocatable implement movably supported therein. The implement is selectively advanceable in a distal direction upon application of a rotary actuation motion thereto and retractable in a proximal direction upon application of a rotary retraction motion thereto.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments

A surgical instrument including an end effector that has a selectively reciprocatable implement movably supported therein. The implement is selectively advanceable in a distal direction upon application of a rotary actuation motion thereto and retractable in a proximal direction upon application of a rotary retraction motion thereto.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments

A surgical instrument including an end effector that has a selectively reciprocatable implement movably supported therein. The implement is selectively advanceable in a distal direction upon application of a rotary actuation motion thereto and retractable in a proximal direction upon application of a rotary retraction motion thereto.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Suture passer devices and methods

Devices, systems and methods for passing a suture. In general, described herein are suturing devices, such as suture passers, as well as methods of suturing tissue.

Oral care system and oral care material dispenser

An oral care dispenser system in one embodiment includes a toothbrush and removable dispenser. The dispenser includes an elongated housing with reservoir containing an oral care material, an applicator at a distal end, and an actuator at a proximal end.
Colgate-palmolive Company

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