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Carl McVey
Mcvey Carl: Improvements in or relating to a ratchet mechanism. Rwo, April 29, 1987: GB2181801-A (1 worldwide citation)

The ratchet mechanism comprises a rotatable member 6 incorporating a toothed periphery, the rotatable member being suitably mounted to allow free rotation thereof, a pawl 14 incorporating means 16 for engaging said toothed periphery, said pawl being suitably mounted to permit movement thereof from a ...


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Charles J Jacobus, Alan J Riggs, Mark J Taylor: Force feedback system. Cybernet Systems Corporation, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Patmore Anderson & Citkowski, May 13, 1997: US05629594 (315 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing a tactile virtual reality to a user is present. The position and orientation of the user is utilized to generate a virtual reality force field. Forces are in turn generated on the user as a function of this force field. A six-axis manipulator is presented for provid ...


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Davidson John Bruce: Torque limiting device. Coventry Gauge & Tool, December 31, 1970: GB1217159-A (287 worldwide citation)

1,217,159. Positive clutches; controlling clutches. COVENTRY GAUGE & TOOL CO. Ltd. 3 March, 1969 [5 Dec., 1967], No. 55279/67. Headings F2C and F2L. An overload release clutch comprises driving and driven rings 1 and 2 carrying dog teeth 21, 22 and drawn into engagement by a magnet or electromagnet ...


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Shiber Samuel: Atherectomy system with a clutch.. Shiber Samuel, September 19, 1990: EP0387980-A1 (284 worldwide citation)

An atherectomy system for cutting an obstruction (13) in a patient's vessel, comprising a flexible guide-wire (14) insertable into the vessel, a flexible rotary catheter (15) being rotatably disposed and insertable into the vessel, over the flexible guide-wire (14), cutting means (16) for cutting th ...


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Charles J Jacobus, Alan J Riggs, Mark J Taylor: Method and system for providing a tactile virtual reality and manipulator defining an interface device therefor. Cybernet Systems Corporation, Brooks & Kushman, February 14, 1995: US05389865 (240 worldwide citation)

An system and method for providing a tactile virtual reality to a user is present. The position and orientation of the user is utilized to generate a virtual reality force field. Forces are in turn generated on the user as a function of this force field. A six-axis manipulator is presented for provi ...


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Kathleen M Radke, Robert E DeMers, David J Lowry, William C Marshall Jr, Jon M Blomberg: Six-degree virtual pivot controller. Honeywell, John G Shudy Jr, June 29, 1993: US05223776 (211 worldwide citation)

An active virtual pivot hand controller using motors to control reflective forces and torques. Degree of freedom parameters, stops, and reflective force rates may be easily modified without altering hardware. The location of the virtual pivot of the hand controller may be likewise readily changed.


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Louis B Rosenberg, Scott B Brave: Method and apparatus for providing simulated physical interactions within computer generated environments. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, February 22, 2000: US06028593 (210 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing force feedback to a user operating a human/computer interface device and interacting with a computer-generated simulation. In one aspect, a computer-implemented method simulates the interaction of simulated objects displayed to a user who controls one of the simu ...


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Robert D Hayward: Controlled torque connector assembly. Gilbert Engineering Company, Don J Flickinger, March 11, 1986: US04575274 (189 worldwide citation)

The compressive force which the gripping means of a connector assembly, having a nut portion rotatably securable to a body portion, can exert upon a coaxial cable in limited to a pre-determined value by a frangible torque transmitting section, fracturable at a known shear strength, intermediate the ...


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Stuart M W Lindsay, James H Wagner: Treadle drive system with positive engagement clutch. Donald W Meeker, September 19, 1995: US05451070 (164 worldwide citation)

A treadle drive system operates comfortably in a standing or seated position with two toe or heel end pivoting treadles. A flexible drive line (chain, cable, belt, etc.) from each treadle drives a pair of forward biased driving rings (having sprockets, pulleys, belt wheels, etc.) concentrically enci ...


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David C Forster, Brian Beckey, Brandon Walsh, Scott Heneveld, Alex T Roth: Torque shaft and torque shaft drive. CardiacMD, Dickstein Shapiro, Mark A Stirrat, February 19, 2013: US08376865 (153 worldwide citation)

Torque shafts and other related systems and methods are described herein. The torque shafts are both flexible and capable of transmitting torque. The torque shafts are useful for procedures that require torque and pushability to drive or deploy a device. The flexibility and pushability of the torque ...



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