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Date/App# patent app List of recent Tractable-related patents
02/04/16
20160034036 
 Oled multi-use intelligent curtain and method patent thumbnailOled multi-use intelligent curtain and method
An intelligent architectural curtain system includes a foldable, retractable curtain which has two fabric portions separated by a flexible oled display screen portion, which is used when deployed against the wall of an interior space. A controllable motor is used to controllably retract and deploy the foldable, retractable curtain to change between a folded state and a taut state.
Umm Al-qura University


02/04/16
20160032952 
 Quick release blind fastener patent thumbnailQuick release blind fastener
This application relates to a magnetically actuated fastener suitable for use within an electronic device housing having a first housing component and a second housing component. The magnetically actuated fastener can be attached to the first housing component and includes a spring-loaded magnetically attractable plunger that can be moved longitudinally within a fastener body from an engaged state to a disengaged state by applying a magnetic field through an outer wall of the first housing component.
Apple Inc.


02/04/16
20160032646 
 Retractable wall system and adaptor components patent thumbnailRetractable wall system and adaptor components
The present invention relates to a retractable wall system (12) which may include an elongated member (300). The elongated member may include a front wall (302), a rear wall (303) spaced from the front wall, a bottom wall (304), a first top wall (326a) adjacent the front wall, a second top wall (326b) adjacent the rear wall, and a channel (86) between the first top wall and the second top wall.

02/04/16
20160031352 
 Adaptable boat trailer and  use patent thumbnailAdaptable boat trailer and use
Apparatus and methods relating to an adaptable boat trailer for safely and gently storing, transporting, launching, and recovering a boat. The boat may be a wooden pleasure boat from 18 to 34 feet in length.
Products 21st Llc, D/b/a Boathouse Classic Trailers


02/04/16
20160031305 
 Retractable truck bed cover having slat array with flexible joiner members and shielded seams patent thumbnailRetractable truck bed cover having slat array with flexible joiner members and shielded seams
A retractable truck bed cover having an array of parallel aluminum slats joined together by connective hinges including leading and trailing edge configuration for improving the security of the cover by covering and concealing the seam between adjacent slats while improving the connective hinge's resistance to the effects of aging and/or exposure to temperature fluctuations. The truck bed cover connective hinge slat is designed to be in an array of discrete slats, which are joined to one another by means of joiner members secured at each end to slat end caps.

02/04/16
20160031147 
 Blow mold tool with retractable base portion patent thumbnailBlow mold tool with retractable base portion
Blow molding tools and a method of blow molding which provide that the tool have a retractable push up section in the base which allows for the article molded by the tool to have a recessed base internal to an otherwise hollow structure. As the push up is moveable, adjustment of the push up portion can be performed during an automated blow molding operation so as to allow release of the blow molded article..
Pretium Packaging, L.l.c.


02/04/16
20160030810 
 Swimming device with retractable fins patent thumbnailSwimming device with retractable fins
The swimming device with retracted fins (sdrf) employs fins that have slanted axes of rotation which are connected to the rear sides of user's swimming shoes. Fins are tilted diagonally in opposite directions away from each other.

02/04/16
20160030788 
 Anechoic chamber fire suppression system patent thumbnailAnechoic chamber fire suppression system
A fire suppression system for anechoic chambers with multiple non-retractable tubes fixed on the ceiling of the chamber, with each tube connected to a pneumatic valve. Each valve is controlled by a compressed air supply that reacts to the presence of fire in the chamber.

02/04/16
20160030382 
 Phenyl carbamate compounds for use in preventing or treating epilepsy or epilepsy-related syndrome patent thumbnailPhenyl carbamate compounds for use in preventing or treating epilepsy or epilepsy-related syndrome
The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition for preventing and/or treating a epilepsy or epilepsy-related syndrome, for example an intractable epilepsy or its related syndrome such as drug-resistant epilepsy, comprising the phenyl carbamate compound as an active ingredient, and a use of the phenyl carbamate compound for preventing and/or treating epilepsy or epilepsy-related syndrome.. .
Bio-pharm Solutions Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160030034 
 Method and  attaching tissue to bone, including the provision and use of a novel knotless suture anchor system, including a retractable sheath patent thumbnailMethod and attaching tissue to bone, including the provision and use of a novel knotless suture anchor system, including a retractable sheath
Apparatus for securing a first object to a second object, the apparatus comprising: an anchor, the anchor comprising: an elongated body having a distal end, a proximal end, and a lumen extending between the distal end and the proximal end, the lumen comprising a distal section and a proximal section, the distal section of the lumen having a wider diameter than the proximal section of the lumen; a window extending through the side wall of the elongated body and communicating with the lumen, the window being disposed in the vicinity of the intersection between the distal section of the lumen and the proximal section of the lumen and being sized to receive a first object therein; an elongated element extending through the lumen of the elongated body, the elongated element comprising a proximal end and a distal end; and a locking element mounted to the distal end of the elongated element and disposed in the distal section of the lumen; whereby, when the elongated body is disposed in a second object, and a first object extends through the window, and the locking element is thereafter moved proximally, proximal movement of the locking element causes the elongated body to capture the first object to the elongated body, whereby to secure the first object to the second object; and an inserter, the inserter comprising: a handle; a shaft having a distal end and a proximal end, with a lumen extending therebetween, the proximal end of the shaft being mounted to the handle and the distal end of the shaft being configured to releasably engage the elongated body; a retractable sheath disposed movably coaxially about the shaft; and a movable tab mounted to the proximal end of the retractable sheath for moving the retractable sheath relative to the shaft.. .
Pivot Medical, Inc.


02/04/16
20160029813 

Infant car seat


An infant safety seat that includes a base which supports the infant seat. A handle extends over the top of the base, where the handle is preferably pivotable.

02/04/16
20160029720 

Protective gas glove


The present embodiment provides a glove and a support for a glove. The support is configured to releasably retain a glove in a position which enables the glove to be donned by a user.

01/28/16
20160028430 

Smart case for mobile devices


Smart case with features including one or more of a locking door, flip id, collapsible compartment, magnetic release and/or mechanical release to access id, lanyard boss, tripod, programmable tactile buttons, wide/zoom camera lenses, keyless vehicle fob, fitness technology, lipstick/pen holder, retractable ear buds, magnetic card reader, battery, usb port, recharging technology, wireless charging receiver and tracking technology. A microchip, microcontroller, controller or processor with embedded or separate memory is configured or programmed to control the smart electronic features..
New Wallet, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028429 

Smart case for mobile devices


Smart case with features including one or more of a locking door, flip id, collapsible compartment, magnetic release and/or mechanical release to access id, lanyard boss, tripod, programmable tactile buttons, wide/zoom camera lenses, keyless vehicle fob, fitness technology, lipstick/pen holder, retractable ear buds, magnetic card reader, battery, usb port, recharging technology, wireless charging receiver and tracking technology. A microchip, microcontroller, controller or processor with embedded or separate memory is configured or programmed to control the smart electronic features..
New Wallet, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028175 

Spacecraft docking connector


An interface connector is provided for connecting homogenous spacecraft cells. The interface connector includes at least one male valve assembly and at least one female valve assembly.
Novawurks, Inc.


01/28/16
20160027464 

Recording medium changer and control method


A conveying block 20 for conveying recording mediums between slots 15 and a drive block 16 is provided with a recording medium delivery block 50 for delivering the recording mediums to and from the slots 15 or the drive block 16, an extendable and retractable rail portion for moving the recording medium delivery block to a desired slot, and a control block 17 for controlling extension and retraction operation of the rail portion 31. The control block 17 determines whether the slots 15 are provided in an expansion area provided in an extending direction of the rail portion 31, and when the slots 15 are provided in the expansion area, the rail portion 31 is extended so that the recording medium delivery block 50 is moved to the desired slot in the expansion area.
Sony Corporation


01/28/16
20160025486 

System and methods for detecting, monitoring, and removing deposits on boiler heat exchanger surfaces using vibrational analysis


A boiler system includes a boiler having at least one heat exchanger having a surface on which a deposit may form. The boiler system further includes at least one retractable sootblower having a lance tube for carrying a high pressure fluid into the boiler.
Integrated Test & Measurement (itm), Llc


01/28/16
20160025485 

System and methods for detecting, monitoring, and removing deposits on boiler heat exchanger surfaces using vibrational analysis


A boiler system includes a boiler having at least one heat exchanger having a surface on which a deposit may form. The boiler system further includes at least one retractable sootblower having a lance tube for carrying a high pressure fluid into the boiler.
Integrated Test & Measurement (itm), Llc


01/28/16
20160024843 

Tree-mounted supports


Climbing devices and tree supports are provided for aiding a climber in scaling a tree, pole, or other generally vertical surface, and for supporting the climber at an elevated position along a tree or pole, such as in a standing or sitting posture. The climbing and tree supports include a body that supports one or more steps or support surfaces or handholds, a strap, cable, or other flexible securing member that is wrapped around the tree, and a retractor for stowing the flexible securing member so that it is extendable and retractable from the support.

01/28/16
20160024790 

Retractable tape spring in-building a deployable structure and tape spring deployable structure


A retractable tape spring in-building method for a deployable structure comprising a main tape spring having an axis of deployment and of refurling substantially parallel to an unfurled axis x and comprising two ends, a secondary tape spring comprising two ends and a winding mandrel carried by a shaft parallel to an axis z perpendicular to the axis x, the main tape spring being wound around the mandrel, a first end of the main tape spring being fixed to the mandrel, the method comprising the following steps: fixing a first end of the secondary tape spring a predefined distance away from a second end of the main tape spring, fixing a second end of the secondary tape spring on the mandrel. A deployable structure comprising a tape spring for a flexible structure is also provided..
Thales


01/28/16
20160023999 

Phenyl alkyl carbamate compounds for use in preventing or treating epilepsy or epilepsy-related syndrome


The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition for preventing and/or treating a epilepsy or epilepsy-related syndrome, for example an intractable epilepsy or its related syndrome such as drug-resistant epilepsy, comprising the phenyl alkyl carbamate compound as an active ingredient, and a use of the phenyl alkyl carbamate compound for preventing and/or treating epilepsy or epilepsy-related syndrome.. .
Bio-pharm Solutions Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160023874 

Dispensing apparatus, dispensing, capping apparatus and capping


The present invention provides a dispensing apparatus adapted to dispense a cap for capping a container from a plurality of caps. Dispensing apparatus includes a holding portion for holding the plurality of caps; a retaining device including a gap, the gap expandable between a retaining configuration such that the plurality of caps is prevented from passing through the gap thereby retaining the plurality of caps within the holding portion and a releasing configuration wherein the cap is releasable from the holding portion through said gap; a positioning device configured to receive the cap from the retaining device, the positioning device includes an opening, the opening is expandable between a narrow configuration such that the cap is not passable therethrough and a wide configuration such that the cap is passable therethrough.
Xentiq (pte) Ltd..


01/28/16
20160023610 

Laterally moving cargo shade and net


A vehicle includes a body that extends lengthwise along a longitudinal axis, and defines an cargo area laterally bounded by a first lateral side wall and a second lateral side wall. A shade assembly includes a housing that is removably attached to the first lateral side wall.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


01/28/16
20160022518 

Electric bed


An electric bed includes a base frame, a movable frame slidably disposed on the base frame and moveable backward and forward, a back frame having a rear end pivotally connected with the movable frame, and a driving member extendable and retractable in length, having a rear end pivotally connected with the movable frame and located below the rear end of the back frame, and a front end pivotally connected with the back frame. A linkage has a front end pivotally connected with the base frame, and a rear end pivotally connected with the back frame and located between the rear end of the back frame and the front end of the driving member.

01/28/16
20160022457 

Catheter with retractable cover and pressurized fluid


Apparatus and method for delivering and deploying an intravascular device into the vessel including an outer and inner tube that are axially linked by a housing structure at the proximal end of the catheter, and a retractable sleeve structure having a middle tube and sleeve tip. The sleeve tip is sealed to the inner tube at the distal end, and continuously extends into the middle tube.
Medinol Ltd.


01/28/16
20160022108 

Robot cleaner and controlling the same


Disclosed are a robot cleaner and a method for controlling the same, capable of controlling a travelling or cleaning pattern of a robot cleaner in accordance with extension and retraction operations of an auxiliary cleaning tool to perform an efficient cleaning operation. The robot cleaner includes a plurality of auxiliary cleaning units mounted to a bottom of the robot cleaner such that the auxiliary cleaning units are extendable and retractable, and a control unit to extend the auxiliary cleaning units while travelling in a wall tracing manner along the periphery of the cleaning region and/or when an obstacle is sensed, and to retract the auxiliary cleaning units while the robot cleaner travels in an inner portion of the cleaning region when traveling of the periphery of the cleaning region is finished..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160022001 

Handle-rotation a handle of a luggage case


A handle-rotation apparatus for a handle of a luggage case is provided with two rotation mechanisms which are disposed between the retractable rods and connected to an annular grip member of the luggage case. The rotation mechanisms are capable of adjusting and locking the handle into a rotational position which is comfortable and ergonomically beneficial to a user..

01/21/16
20160020555 

Charging connector


A charging connector in accordance with the present invention includes: connector cases that house a connector fitting portion; a locking arm in which a locking claw retractable from an outer peripheral surface of the connector fitting portion is provided at a tip, and that rocks centering around a shaft core between a locking position and a releasing position; and a coil spring that biases the locking arm toward the locking position. The locking arm includes a lock releasing portion that is inserted into a through hole formed in the connector cases, and with which the locking arm can be operated to the releasing position from an outside of the connector cases..
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


01/21/16
20160020053 

Retractable connector for a single vertical main bus stack panel board motor starter


A retractable connector assembly for establishing an electrical connection to a power bus bar from an electrical device is disclosed. The retractable connector assembly includes a frame plate and a sled.
Schneider Electric Usa, Inc.


01/21/16
20160018860 

Insertion and extraction structure of card-shaped component and electronic apparatus including the same


An insertion and extraction structure of a card-shaped component includes a slot receiving a card-shaped component in an insertable and extractable manner. The slot has a first surface slidably guiding one surface of the card-shaped component and a second surface located opposite the first surface and slidably guiding the other surface of the card-shaped component.
Kyocera Corporation


01/21/16
20160018108 

Retractable directional flame nozzle for lighter


A portable lighter device adaptable to move in a plurality of extended positions, in a plurality of angular positions and in a retracted position. The portable lighter device comprises a shield member having a flame directing nozzle, a housing, a first shield slot, a second shield slot, a left lug and a right lug.
Linse Lighters, Inc.


01/21/16
20160015936 

System and implanting a catheter


A system for implanting a catheter in a urethra. The system includes a catheter having a valve disposed at a distal portion of the catheter.
Ingenion Medical Limited


01/21/16
20160015390 

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, Inc.


01/21/16
20160015099 

Apparel with retractable extensions


Apparel in which retractable extensions from a body portion of a hood may be selectively engaged in to cover a wearer's face. The extension of material is connected to the body portion, and stored within a pocket when it is not in use.
Good.b, Llc


01/21/16
20160014959 

Self-propelled mower


A self-propelled mower includes a mover main body; a battery, an electric generator, or an engine; a protruding wing that protrudes sideward, the protruding wing being retractable and an extension length of the protruding wing being variable; mowing units protruding from a front face of the mover main body and a front face of the protruding wing, each including a movable blade that reciprocates or rotates to cut grasses driven by an electric motor or the engine, the electric motor being powered by battery or the electric generator. The mover main body moves on a slope face while being towed, via a traction rope, by a straddle-type mover body that moves straddling on a guard rail installed on top of a slope of a bank; or moves on the ground or in the air while being suspended by a suspension rope hung from a spanning cable spanning in the air..
Atsumi Real Estate & Corporation, Inc.


01/14/16
20160012985 

Recyclable pole of an electric apparatus


An electrical equipment includes easily separable components, where, in particular, the electrical connections are immobilised by screws in a body, and can be extracted by a simple translational movement when the screws have been removed. The active part can also easily extractable.
Schneider Electric Industries Sas


01/14/16
20160010507 

Retractable exhaust liner segment for gas turbine engines


A retractable exhaust liner segment according to an example of the present disclosure includes, among other things, at least one liner segment extending between a forward end and an aft end. The forward end of the at least one liner segment is configured to overlap an aft end of an engine structure and the aft end of the at least one liner segment is configured to overlap a forward end of an exhaust liner when in an assembled position.
United Technologies Corporation


01/14/16
20160010333 

Collapsible roll-out truss


Collapsible support structures and methods of making collapsible support structures which interconvert between a deployed condition and a collapsed planate condition which allows extensible retractable deployment of the collapsed structure from a reduced volume rolled condition.. .
Tendeg Llc


01/14/16
20160010266 

Laundry washing machine


Laundry washing machine (1) comprising an outer casing (2) and, inside said outer casing (2), a washing tub (3), a detergent dispensing assembly (9) which is structured for supplying detergent into the washing tub (3), a fresh-water supply circuit (10) which is structured for selectively channeling a flow of fresh water from the water mains towards the detergent dispensing assembly (9) and/or the washing tub (3), and a water softening device (12) which is arranged/located along the fresh-water supply circuit (10) and is structured for reducing the hardness degree of the fresh water channeled to the detergent dispensing assembly (9) and/or the washing tub (3); the water softening device (12) being internally provided with a given amount of water softening agent which is able to reduce the hardens degree of the fresh water flowing through the same water softening device (12), and with a given amount of consumable regeneration agent which is able to regenerate the water softening function of the water softening agent; the laundry washing machine (1) furthermore comprising a appliance control panel (11) which is structured for allowing the user to manually select the desired washing-cycle and which is located/arranged on front of a drawer-like supporting structure (13) which is fitted/inserted in extractable manner into the front wall (2a) of the casing (2), so as to be movable between a retracted position in which the drawer-like supporting structure (13) is recessed into the front wall (2a) of the casing (2) and the appliance control panel (11) is arranged substantially coplanar to the front wall (2a) of the casing (2), and a a extracted position in which the drawer-like supporting structure (13) partly juts out from front wall (2a) of the casing (2) and the appliance control panel (11) is forward spaced apart from front wall (2a) of the casing (2); the water softening device (12) being provided with an exposable loading inlet or mouth (33a, 52) structured for allowing the user to load the regeneration agent inside the regeneration-agent reservoir (29), and being moreover at least partly arranged/located on the drawer-like supporting structure (13) so that said loading inlet or mouth (33a, 52) is freely accessible by the user when the drawer-like supporting structure (13) is arranged in the extracted position.. .
Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag


01/14/16
20160009430 

Packaging machine with phased split-pitch barrel loader


A phased split-pitch barrel loader for a packaging machine has a leading loader aim assembly and a trailing loader arm assembly. Each loader arm assembly has a loader arm that carries a loader face on one end and the loader aim is extendable and retractable on guide rails.
Graphic Packaging International, Inc.


01/14/16
20160008831 

Spray gun enhancement backpack


The spray gun enhancement backpack provides a lightweight and comfortable carrier which supports a spray gun conveniently at waist level, comprising an adjustable waist belt and harness configuration, further comprising a line for air and a line for paint originating from a pressure pot or optional backpack; further wherein the line for paint and line for air line are connected by connectors to flexible and retractable lines and extend down the user's back and to the user's waist then along the user's arm and attach to a spray gun.. .

01/14/16
20160008700 

Retractable athletic surface


A retractable athletic surface for use on an athletic field containing an opening within the athletic field into which a foundation is secured. Supporting the retractable athletic surface in the opening is a platform.

01/14/16
20160008562 

Laryngeal mask with retractable rigid tab and means for ventilation and intubation


A laryngeal mask that comprises a first element which is a rigid hollow tube essentially in the form of “j”, and which has a lengthwise opening along its entire length, and a second element that comprises a flexible tube, also essentially in the form of a “j”, intended to be housed in the lengthwise opening of the first element, and which can be separated from it. This provides a configuration for a laryngeal mask that can change from having rigid properties to flexible ones at the doctor's will, without the need to interrupt the patient's supply of oxygen at any time..
Medcom Flow S.a.


01/14/16
20160008538 

Fluid transfer device or set with retractable needle and septum


A sealed fluid transfer device comprised of tubing, a proximal fitting, and a distal needle assembly is provided. The needle assembly includes a needle hub secured to a needle cannula.
Becton, Dickinson And Company


01/14/16
20160008036 

Medical device and method to correct deformity


A system for correcting a spinal deformity includes an implant fixed to one side of a vertebra and a rod extending along an axis of the spine on a second side of the vertebra. An adjustment member, which may include a reel, is coupled to the rod.
K2m, Inc.


01/07/16
20160007111 

Magnetic earphones holder


A set of earphones enable a user to automatically activate and/or deactivate an electronic device. The earphones comprise an electronic device controller which controls the operation of an electronic device.
Snik Llc


01/07/16
20160004970 

Method and recommendations with evolving user interests


A user has an inherent predisposition to have an interest for a particular item. The user's interests may also be affected by what people in her social circle are interested in.
Thomson Licensing


01/07/16
20160002570 

Precision cutting tool for cutting or trimming pillar candles


A precision cutting tool for removing the excess wax wall of a pillar styled candle includes a ring configured to encircle the candle and a handle extending from the ring. The handle includes an extendible and retractable cutting element.

01/07/16
20160001978 

Diverting conveyor with magnetically driven movers


A conveyor and method for moving articles across a conveying surface using electromagnetically operated movers in a conveyor belt. The movers are retained in tracks in the conveyor belt.
Laitram, L.l.c.


01/07/16
20160001452 

Retractable utility knife


A utility knife has a handle and a blade holder that holds a utility blade for selective removal and replacement of the utility blade. The blade holder is pivotally carried by the handle for pivotal movement in an arcuate path relative to the handle between a retracted position and an extended position..
Meridian International Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160001153 

Runner link harness


A runner link harness may include two shoulder straps, each having a front section and a rear section. The front section may include at least one first connection mechanism and a shoulder strap adjustment mechanism.

01/07/16
20160000623 

Operating table base for an operating table


The invention relates to an operating table base (16) for an operating table (10), comprising at least two extractable transport rollers (32a, 34a). The operating table (10) rests on at least one support element of the operating table (10) in the retracted state of the transport rollers (32a, 34a).
Maquet Gmbh


01/07/16
20160000597 

Universally adjustable cervical collar


An adjustable cervical collar is in the form of a u-shaped base with a front joined to a pair of rearwardly extending wings. Left and right chin supports are pivotally connected at their distal ends to the distal ends to of respective wings with a chin piece connected between the upper proximal ends of the chin supports.
University Braces, Llc


01/07/16
20160000415 

Multiple-tissue fna sampling


An apparatus, device and method are provided for endoscopically extracting multiple tissue samples from multiple locations without needing to completely retract the apparatus or device from the target tissue in the process. In some embodiments the device includes a sheath for delivering the device through a body lumen wall, an outer needle, an inner needle extendable from and retractable into the outer needle, the inner needle having a rotational feature to enable sequential entry of the inner needle at multiple angles relative to the outer needle; and a rotational control mechanism for controlling rotation of the inner needle thereby enabling tissue extraction from multiple locations in a target tissue, without sequentially exiting the body lumen wall..
Rambam Health Corporation


01/07/16
20160000222 

Retractable sofa table


Elongated vertical stem to pivotally attached on one extremity to the frame of the sofa arm rest and pivotally mounting a table on the free extremity for rotating between a retracted position disposed in the extended plane of the stem and a working position perpendicular to the plane of the stem.. .

01/07/16
20160000170 

Helmet with retractable visor and bridge


A helmet comprises an outer shell, a visor movable between a retracted position and a deployed position and a movable bridge that is positionable against a user's face. The visor moves along an arc-shaped track and/or a pivot from a position stored within the helmet shell to a deployed position in front of the face and the bridge is moved against the user's face.

12/31/15
20150382489 

Magnet arrangement for mounts, closures and fasteners


A mounting arrangement includes a first portion having a spherical or frusto-conical surface made of a magnetically attractable material; and a second portion configured to matingly engage with the first portion. The second portion includes a mounting body portion housing a magnet and a ring, made of an elastomeric material, disposed on top of the magnet.

12/31/15
20150380910 

Motor control center units with retractable stabs


Motor control centers have units or buckets with one or more sliding shutters that controllably block access to a stab isolation port based on position of the operator disconnect handle using attached cams that slide the shutter right and left. A front panel of the unit or bucket may also be configured to pivot out about a long axis associated with a bottom long side thereof..
Eaton Corporation


12/31/15
20150378455 

Battery charging system for stylus


Embodiments are disclosed for a stylus comprising an energy storage device for powering active functionality of the stylus, and a charging circuit electrically coupled to the energy storage device and configured to provide charging current for recharging the energy storage device. The stylus further comprises a magnetically-attractable element comprising ferromagnetic material disposed in a ring formation on an outer surface of the stylus, the magnetically-attractable element being electrically coupled to the charging circuit to form a terminal of the charging circuit, and the magnetically-attractable element being configured to be received on a dock via magnetic attraction to a permanent magnet of the dock to bring the stylus into a docked position in which the magnetically-attractable element contacts a charging contact of the dock to thereby cause the charging circuit to receive charging current from the dock..
Microsoft Corporation


12/31/15
20150378448 

Contact interace input device


The present invention relates to a pointer device for operation of interactive screen surfaces, comprising: a closed ring (10) or a ring shaped segment for placement on a finger, where the ring or ring-shaped segment comprises a extractable pointer device (11, 21, 68), where the pointer device is adapted for interaction with a touch-sensitive screen in that the extractable pointer device has an end face functioning as an interface with interactive screens where the end face is less than 25 mm2.. .
Ts Innovasjon


12/31/15
20150376942 

Safety gate with a rewindable, rlexible barrier


Provided is a retractable safety gate and locking mechanism for a retractable safety gate that employs a flexible barrier windable around a rotating spool, a lever or time release cap, a spline lock, meshing teeth, a spline geometry for extending and retracting the barrier.. .
Summer Infant (usa), Inc.


12/31/15
20150376905 

Ceiling tile cutter


A ceiling tile cutter constructed from a two piece metal edge, with a recess machined so that a standard drop ceiling, ceiling tile can engage the cutting tool and be secure in a locked position. The cutting tool is a straight bar comprising the recess and two slits where a standard retractable blade knife or any knife using standard knife blades can be inserted.

12/31/15
20150376827 

Detergent dispenser


The invention relates to a detergent dispenser and a washing machine having a detergent dispenser, wherein the detergent dispenser (2) comprises a dispenser housing (4), an extractable drawer (6) arranged in the dispenser housing (4), and a guiding arrangement provided between the drawer (6) and the housing (4) for slidable guiding the drawer (6) in the housing (4) along an inserting/withdrawal direction (a), wherein the guiding arrangement comprises at least one drawer guiding device (8a) and at least one housing guiding device (10a) adapted to engage with each other, wherein the at least one housing guiding device (10a) at least partially surrounds the drawer guiding device (8a) or wherein the at least one drawer guiding device (8a) at least partially surrounds the housing guiding device (10a), wherein the at least one drawer guiding device (8a) and the at least one housing guiding device (10a) are engaged such that a surface portion (12a) of the at least one drawer guiding device (8a-b) is contacting a surface portion of the at least one housing guiding device (10a) and both surface portions are adapted to slide along each other, and wherein the cross-section of the at least partially surrounded (drawer or housing) guiding device and the mating cross-section of the at least partially surrounding (housing or drawer) guiding device is selected from a partially circular cross-section or a partially ellipse cross-section.. .
Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag


12/31/15
20150376311 

Polyolefin compositions and uses thereof


A linear low density polyethylene composition suitable for injection molding applications comprising less than or equal to 100 percent by weight of the units derived from ethylene, less than 35 percent by weight of units derived from one or more α-olefin comonomers, and characterized by its density, molecular weight distribution (mw/mn), a melt index (i2), a molecular weight distribution (mz/mw), vinyl unsaturation, and zero shear viscosity ratio (zsvr). The linear low density polyethylene composition exhibits low hexane extractable levels..
Dow Global Technologies Llc


12/31/15
20150375967 

Long-distance transport system for people in inclined lane


Embodiments of the invention provide a long-distance transport system for people in an inclined lane, in which the system includes a plurality of hydraulic driving units, a traction chain, a truss, supporting guide rails and retractable pedals. According to an embodiment of the invention, the truss is formed by a plurality of truss units sequentially connected end to end.
China University Of Mining And Technology


12/31/15
20150375835 

Apparatus for towing a water sports performer


An apparatus for towing a water sports performer includes a first mounting plate, a second mounting plate, and a tower. The first mounting plate is adapted for attachment to a port gunwale of a boat.
Gere Marie Corporation


12/31/15
20150375683 

Holder of a tonneau cover or separation device for a luggage space of a vehicle


Holder of a tonneau cover of a vehicle including an internally hollow box-like body accommodating the tonneau device and provided with a longitudinal slot for extracting a retractable member of the tonneau device, and with opposite closed ends, received in use in pockets carried by the vehicle body and provided with releasable coupling means for coupling to the pockets; in which the box-like body includes: two half-shells thermoformed preferably in one single piece together with a plastic hinge defined by at least one deformable tongue, which joins the half-shells to each other along respective opposite first longitudinal sides of the half-shells; the half-shells are reciprocally couplable by overlapping with respective facing concavities thereof; and a pair of opposite cup-shaped heads which, with the half-shells coupled, are fitted on corresponding opposite ends of the half-shells, to form the ends of the box-like body.. .
Fibro S.p.a.


12/31/15
20150375411 

Knife with retractable arm


A cutting device for cutting a food into predetermined portions includes a blade member. The blade member has a cutting edge and a pair of opposing lateral edges.

12/31/15
20150375074 

System and retractable tennis court shade device


A court shade device including a plurality of base support columns disposed adjacent a court. A first frame arm is coupled to at least one of the plurality of base support columns, the first frame arm having a proximal end coupled to at least one of the plurality of base support columns and a distal end disposed above at least a portion of the court.
Atlantic Recreation, Inc.


12/31/15
20150374507 

Expandable spinal interbody and intravertebral body devices


A device for insertion into a spinal (intervertebral or intravertebral) space is expandable and contractable. The device includes a body assembly, a top member configured to fit within a gap in the body assembly, a drive gear disposed within the body assembly at a distal end of the body assembly, a proximal gear assembly, and a distal gear assembly.
Life Spine, Inc.


12/24/15
20150372404 

Programming connector for electrically connecting an external electronic device to circuit board containing a programmable component


The device for electrically connecting a circuit board to an external programmer comprises a support (3) carrying a plurality of retractable electrical contacts (5). The retractable electrical contacts are positioned according to a predetermined arrangement corresponding to the position of conductive pads produced on a circuit board, on which at least one component to be programmed is located.
Abb Technology Ag


12/24/15
20150371169 

Method and system for designing a data market experiment


An apparatus and a method for designing a data market experiment given a fixed budget and a set of potential subjects for the experiment are described. An experimenter human subject, or any other kind of experiment through which it collects data, and can incentivize the participation of subjects in the experiment through monetary compensation.
Thomson Licensing


12/24/15
20150370292 

Retractable screen-and-keyboard assembly for tables


Retractable screen (1) and keyboard (2) assembly for tables, comprising a supporting structure provided with a frame (3) defining a housing (4), and with a supporting frame (5) on the table, the screen (1) being able to rotate from a position in which it is stowed inside the housing (4) and flush with the supporting frame (5) to an elevated use position, a platform (6) arranged in the housing (4) on which the keyboard (2) rests, means for guiding (g) the platform (6) vertically from a lower position which leaves space for the stowed screen (1) and an upper use position, and further comprising a base (7) for the screen (1) which can rotate about a fixed axis (f) in relation to said frame (3), the screen (1) being mounted on said base (7), the screen (1) and base (7) assembly being able to rotate about said axis (f) from the stowed position to the use position.. .
Albiral Display Solutions, S.l.


12/24/15
20150369391 

Retractable handle assembly, valve using the same and intermediate bulk container


The present invention discloses a retractable handle assembly, a valve using same and ibc. The retractable handle assembly is used in a valve of ibc.
Shanghai Hongyan Returnable Transit Packagings Co., Ltd.


12/24/15
20150368966 

Position lock for roller supported architectural coverings


A covering for architectural openings including a roller, a shade wrapped around the roller, the shade extendable from the roller when the roller rotates in a first direction, and retractable onto the roller when the roller rotates in a second direction. The covering also includes a retraction mechanism operably associated with the roller for biasing the roller in a direction to retract the shade and a positioning device operably engaging the roller for selectively holding the shade at a selected extension location and selectively releasing the shade for additional extension or retraction.
Hunter Douglas Inc.


12/24/15
20150368893 

Modular adaptable housing architecture


A modular adaptable housing architecture for building temporary shelters and residential units in emergency situations is provided and includes an oval cross-section, which can be increased and extended in a flexible manner, involving the mechanically articulated assembly of successive structural modules formed by pairs of crosswise-arranged ovoid frames in order to support a panel-based inner floor slab, with the shell being formed by sheets, while providing a level floor solution in which the floor is elevated above the ground using the curvature of the elliptical supporting section of each frame or retractable supporting parts of the frames. The result is a self-tensioning geometry shelter, which can be adapted to suit the terrain and occupancy requirements, which is stable, strong and environmentally friendly, and which can be transported in disassembled parts and quickly assembled at any location without requiring any additional work and enabling a finish typical of the locality..
Eads Construcciones AeronÁuticas, S.a.


12/24/15
20150367944 

Airline door retractable wave fence with steps for evacuation


Systems, methods, and apparatus for permitting evacuation of an aircraft following a water landing are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the disclosed method involves deploying, an evacuation unit, from inside a storage housing located proximate a door of the aircraft.
The Boeing Company


12/24/15
20150367867 

Bogie and axle box suspension positioning device thereof


An axle box suspension positioning device for a railway vehicle is provided according to the present application, which includes a guide column assembly. The guide column assembly includes a fixed end connected to a frame of the railway vehicle, and a free end which is extendable and retractable from an opening of the axle box.
Qiqihar Railway Rolling Stock Co., Ltd


12/24/15
20150367367 

Retractable covering element and product packaging and application assembly equipped with such a system


The present invention concerns a retractable covering system suitable for covering a handling element protruding from the neck of a product reservoir, said system comprising an assembly ring defining a longitudinal axis and an axial direction; and a cap translatable along the longitudinal axis relative to the assembly ring between a deployed position, in which it extends substantially protruding relative to said ring, and a retracted position, in which it is at least partially retracted relative to said ring; said system further comprising: an elastic element biasing the cap toward the deployed position; and a reversible locking device to lock the cap in the retracted position.. .
Parfums Christian Dior


12/24/15
20150366602 

Electrosurgical apparatus with retractable blade


An electrosurgical apparatus with a retractable blade for use in cold plasma applications, electrosurgical cutting and mechanical cutting is provided. The electrosurgical apparatus employs a tip of the retractable blade as a sharp conductive point to generate a plasma beam or discharge.
Bovie Medical Corporation


12/24/15
20150366581 

Percutaneous tools for minimally invasive access to the carotid sheath for vagus nerve stimulation


Various aspects describe a lead delivery system for percutaneous introduction of a lead to a stimulation site near a neural target, such as the vagus nerve for nerve stimulation. The lead delivery system may include a needle assembly having a needle adapted to cut through tissue and provide initial access into the carotid sheath.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.


12/17/15
20150366093 

Case for portable electronic device with integral detachable power converter and usb connector


A case for portable electronic devices is disclosed, providing physical protection from abrasion and mishandling and also including an integral power conversion module with integral ac power mains blades and a usb connector and small form factor. The power conversion module with integral usb connector is provided to recharge the internal batteries of the portable electronic device and is stored within the outline envelope of the case when not in use.
Bbd Technologies, Llc


12/17/15
20150365756 

Cable retraction system


A retractable storage system for a handheld electronic device includes a protective housing member, at least one cable with a plug head and an end piece, and at least one retractable mechanism to retract and store the cable. The retractable mechanism has a groove track system to control a rotational movement of the retractable mechanism.
Hybrid Skillz Inc.


12/17/15
20150365121 

Maneuverable handle and case for electronic devices


A protective tablet case including a retractable handle is provided. In a preferred embodiment, the case comprises a front cover that fits over the front of a tablet device and snaps into a separate rear cover fitting over the back of the device, resulting in a protective case layer covering the peripheral edge of a tablet.

12/17/15
20150364882 

Power adapter with retractable prongs


An electrical power adapter has first and second prongs that are retractable and deployable. When the prongs are in the deployed position the adapter may be mated with a receptacle and when in the retracted position the adapter has a reduced physical size.
Apple Inc.


12/17/15
20150364875 

Mobile device case with retractable cable


A mobile device case is generally described. In some examples, the mobile device case may include a retracting mechanism.

12/17/15
20150362304 

Ergonomic multifunctional tape measure


A multifunctional ergonomic tape measure provides a stopping mechanism within its housing body containing a retractable measuring tape which is engaged by squeezing together the housing body and a hinged arm, thereby clamping the measuring tape firmly between two friction surfaces provided by corresponding friction pads mounted in opposed facing relation on the housing body and the arm. The housing includes a duck-bill extending from the front of the body.

12/17/15
20150362093 

Mounting assembly for attaching a product to a cable tray


A mounting assembly is provided for mounting a product, for example a cable feeder, accessory or roller, to a cable tray. The cables can be laid on the cable tray for routing through a building.
Greenlee Textron Inc.


12/17/15
20150361718 

Retractable flexible-panel door


A retractable, flexible-panel door is mountable to a door frame attached to a building and includes a first side rail, a second side rail, a top rail mountable to and between the first and second side rails, a bottom rail mountable to and between the first and second side rails, a handle coupled to and between the top and bottom rails, a flexible panel extending between the handle and one of the first and second side rails, and at least one biasing member carried by at least one of the first side rail, the second side rail, the top rail and the bottom rail to apply a force to draw the handle toward the one of the first and second side rails, wherein the top and bottom rails are each expandable in length to accommodate mounting of the retractable, flexible panel door to door frames of different widths.. .
Odl, Incorporated


12/17/15
20150361254 

Composite resin composition


A composite resin composition including a polypropylene-based resin and vegetable fibers that contain 1 wt % or less of organic solvent extractable components, the content of the polypropylene-based resin being 70 to 95 wt %; and the content of the vegetable fibers being 5 to 30 wt %.. .
Lion Idemitsu Composites Co., Ltd.


12/17/15
20150360005 

Peripheral intravenous catheter with bellows-type passive safety system ivcbts


A peripheral intravenous catheter with bellows-type passive safety system ivcbts, characterized by including: a retractable puncturing cannula (4) on a manual mechanism of a flexible billows tube (3) in order to prevent its reuse, accidental puncture wounds and assure safe disposal. This ivcbts has the advantages of (a) a device which has a passive protection system for preventing accidental puncture wounds, (b) being easily handled.
Equipos MÉdicos Vizcarra, S.a.


12/17/15
20150359534 

Stapling device and method


Medical devices and related methods for closing a perforation in a bodily wall are provided. The medical device generally includes an introducer device having a base defining a plurality of recesses formed therein.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc


12/17/15
20150359301 

Articles of jewelry with provision for magnetic interaction


An article of jewelry, e.g. Necklace, bracelet or the like, comprising a flexible strand and one or more ornaments shaped, configured and dimensioned to be slidably retainable on the strand; one or more spaced apart magnetic components associated with (e.g.

12/17/15
20150359197 

Retractable leash with end-of-leash warning


Apparatus, system, and method for providing an end-of-leash warning. Embodiments provide for determining when a retractable leash is about to reach a maximum state of detraction from a housing or reel mechanism as the leash is being detracted (e.g., by a dog), and generating a warning signal in response to determining when the retractable leash is about to reach the maximum state of detraction.
Crucs Holdings, Llc


12/17/15
20150359196 

Retractable leash with end-of-leash warning


Apparatus, system, and method for providing an end-of-leash warning. Embodiments provide for determining when a retractable leash is about to reach a maximum state of detraction from a housing or reel mechanism as the leash is being detracted (e.g., by a dog), and generating a warning signal in response to determining when the retractable leash is about to reach the maximum state of detraction.
Crucs Holdings, Llc


12/10/15
20150358509 

Vehicle backup camera debris shield


Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a device for protecting a backup camera in a vehicle. The device may include a retractable semicircular shield configured to cover a backup camera in a vehicle when the vehicle is in any operation state other than reverse.

12/10/15
20150354838 

Air conditioner with selectable supplemental compressor cooling


An outdoor unit (odu) for an air conditioning system includes a baffle or other airflow direction control such that the cooling air from a condenser is at least partially directed over the compressor to provide air movement around the compressor to assist in thermal transfer of heat from the compressor. In one system, curvilinear frustoconical baffles are positioned in a conventional barrel-type outdoor unit to direct airflow toward the compressor before being discharged from the unit.
Whirlpool Corporation


12/10/15
20150354746 

Supporting supporting a display


A supporting apparatus for supporting a display includes: a pillar body; a limiting unit connected to the pillar body to define a limiting space; a sliding unit movable on the pillar body; a mounting unit connected fixedly to the sliding unit and including a mounting seat for mounting the display; and a torsion coil spring that has a straight portion secured fixedly to the sliding unit and a coiled portion received in the limiting space. The torsion coil spring is retractable and extendable to convert between a retracted state, where the sliding unit is adjacent to the limiting space, and an extended state.
Modernsolid Industrial Co., Ltd.


12/10/15
20150354290 

Vibration damper


The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method including inserting a vibration damper tool in a drill string, the damper including a tubular housing having an exterior surface and a longitudinal passageway, and at least one fluid actuated piston assembly, said piston assembly including an extendable piston, a transverse passageway, a spring chamber in the transverse passageway, and at least one spring disposed in the spring chamber. The spring biases the piston in a retracted position.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


12/10/15
20150354272 

Light-redirecting retractable window covering


A retractable window covering for natural illumination of building interiors by redirecting the incident daylight at angles that promote its deeper penetration into the interior space. The window covering comprises an optically transmissive, flexible polymeric sheet having reflective surfaces incorporated into its material and configured to redirect at least a portion of light propagating through the sheet towards a desired direction.



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