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9017047 Multi-layer primer apparatus and methods  
Primer apparatus and methods are described herein. An example primer apparatus includes a flexible body defining an internal chamber to be fluidly coupled to a fuel system. The body includes a...
8904919 Extensile fluidic muscle actuator  
An Extensile Fluidic Muscle Actuator (FMA) that changes the normal direction of force and motion, achieving compressive force generation and extensile motion output with just a small increase in...
8869676 Fabric fluid-powered cylinder  
A fluid-powered cylinder for displacing an object with respect to a support surface is disclosed. The fluid-power cylinder includes a fabric enclosure having ends fastened to two end caps and...
8863608 Fluid-operated manipulator  
The invention concerns a fluidically operable manipulator made up of several manipulator segments stacked along an extension curve, each comprising at least one connecting plate and at least two...
8701545 Rotation device  
In a rotation device using a hydraulic actuator, a rotation angle range is increased. A placement member rotatably coupled to a rotary member has a projecting part on an upper face. A hydraulic...
8650868 Control apparatus, control method, and control program for elastic actuator drive mechanism  
There is provided an abnormality determination unit that determines whether or not an output measurement unit is abnormal, in order to determine abnormality of the output measurement unit. When...
8640602 Fluid pouring type actuator  
An actuator is provided whose expansion in the radial direction can be efficiently translated into longitudinal movement when its length is contracted and extended by injecting a fluid into the...
8573534 Fluidic artificial muscle actuation system for trailing-edge flap  
An actuation system for trailing-edge flap control suitable for use in reducing vibration in rotorcraft blades as well as primary flight control and noise mitigation employing an antagonistic pair...
8365758 Beverage barrel bladder system and apparatus  
A bladder system and apparatus for use with a beverage barrel or container, to reduce undesirable head-space in a wooden container of a beverage, especially a fermented beverage, such as wine. The...
8349020 Artificial muscles  
An artificial muscle (10) comprises a chamber (12) having a flexible wall of plastics material, a device for heating and/or cooling a low-boiling-point fluid contained in, or in communication...
8336445 Fluid operated pump  
Disclosed is a pumping system comprising a pump having a rigid outer casing defining an interior space and a tube structure in the interior space, the tube structure being flexible and...
8307753 Fluidic artificial muscle actuator and swaging process therefor  
A fluidic artificial muscle actuator consisting of an inner elastic bladder surrounded by a braided filament sleeve and sealed off on either end with end fittings. Pressurization of the actuator...
8308456 Rotary axial peristaltic pumps and related methods  
Rotary axial peristaltic pumps, related methods and components. The rotary axial peristaltic pump generally comprises a platen having a platen surface, a tube positioned adjacent to the platen...
8166755 Turbocharger system with turbine bypass valve actuated by multiple-rate fluid pressure actuator  
A fluid pressure actuator for a turbocharger system's turbine bypass valve comprises a piston slidable in a cylinder so as to define a chamber containing a compression spring assembly operable to...
8137083 Infusion pump actuators, system and method for controlling medical fluid flowrate  
An infusion pump includes an actuator having an output shaft; a pump actuator having a length (lactuator) moved by the output shaft and in contact with tubing, such that the pump actuator at an...
8127659 Compressible fluid pressure actuator driving mechanism and control apparatus thereof  
Fluid pressures of a plurality of compressible fluid pressure actuators that drive a joint through antagonistic driving are controlled by a main-fluid pressure control device, and at the time of...
8100389 Pneumatic actuator for vibration damping device and vibration damping device using the same  
A pneumatic actuator for use in a vibration damping device comprising: a base housing; an elastic wall member being fastened fluid-tightly to the base housing to form a working air chamber...
7908851 Hydraulic energy storage with reinforced layer  
In one aspect of the present invention, a system for performing work has a hydraulic circuit adapted to store energy within a hose. The hose has an elastic inner layer pre-tensioned by a radial...
7887305 Flexible tank and a chemical liquid supply apparatus using the same  
A flexible tank has a volume-variable chamber formed so as to be sectioned by a flexible tube that is expanded or contracted in accordance with the amount of the contained chemical liquid, and...
7861830 Safety device  
A safety device is provided having a clamping system that uses pressure admission into a chamber of a clamp element dependent on the position of a weight to be carried relative to the clamping...
7837144 Fluid-driven artificial muscles as mechanisms for controlled actuation  
A fluid contact surface actuation system for a vehicle, including a first fluid contact surface constructed and arranged to act against a first fluid passing over the first fluid contact surface;...
7779747 Actuator and method for producing mechanical motion  
A system for producing mechanical motion is provided. The system includes an actuator having a first end, a second end, and a radially expandable bladder assembly extending therebetween, and a...
7707925 Fluid operated pump  
A pumping system comprising a pump (21) for conveying a pumped fluid using an actuating fluid. The pump comprising a rigid outer casing (25) defining an interior space (26), a tube structure (27)...
7677036 Hydraulic energy storage with an internal element  
In one aspect of the present invention, a system for performing work having a hydraulic circuit comprising a length of hose a hydraulic fluid in the circuit in communication with the hose, a...
7617874 Flexible matrix composite actuator for use in subsurface wellbores  
A valve control system for a wellbore includes a fiber composite actuator functionally coupled to a valve operating member and means for controllably charging an interior of the actuator with...
7600376 Energy storage  
A system for performing work having a hydraulic circuit has a length of hose, a hydraulic fluid in the circuit in communication with the hose and with a hydraulic actuator for doing the work, and...
7526918 Hydraulic energy storage with reinforced layer  
In one aspect of the present invention, a system for performing work has a hydraulic circuit adapted to store energy within a hose. The hose has an elastic inner layer pre-tensioned by a radial...
7353747 Electroactive polymer-based pump  
Methods and devices for pumping fluid are disclosed herein. In one exemplary embodiment, a pump is provided having a first member with a passageway formed therethrough, and a plurality of...
7331273 Pneumatic actuator  
A pneumatic actuator having a flexible plate, the flexible plate being made of a rigid flexible material. The pneumatic actuator further includes at least two elongate, flexible but poorly...
7302959 Low-power wireless inflatable bladder damper for forced air heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems  
A low-power, wireless, inflatable bladder damper device for controlling the flow of air through an airflow channel, and a method of operation for the same. Rather than requiring power supply...
7299741 Hydraulic pressure actuator and continuous manual athletic device using the same  
A hydraulic pressure actuator having an inner tube and a mesh sleeve covering the outer periphery of the inner tube and longitudinally extendable by pressure fluid fed into the inner tube, wherein...
7213503 Compressible fluid pressure actuator  
An inner space connected to a power source and an inner space connected by way of a pressure loss part with respect to the flow of compressible fluid are provided, thereby obtaining effects...
7201097 Diaphragm pump  
The invention relates to a diaphragm pump for pumping aggressive and/or abrasive media, such as slurries, comprising a diaphragm housing mounted in a substantially vertically disposed pipe system,...
7185580 Fluid-actuated contraction drive and associated contraction tube  
A fluid power contractile drive comprising a contractile hose (2), which on fluid actuation of an actuation space (7) delimited by it undergoes longitudinal contraction and which at its two...
7100491 Fluid-powered mechanical actuator and method for controlling  
A fluid-powered mechanical actuator having a proximal end and a distal end and having a plurality of hollow tubular elements hingedly connected in end-to-end linked relationship to form a variable...
7028600 Hydraulic radial piston engine  
A hydraulic radial piston engine has a lifting ring fixed to the casting, a rotor mounted opposite the lifting ring such that it is rotatable about an axis of rotation, multiple piston seats...
7021195 Priming pump  
The invention relates to a priming pump comprising an enclosure having an elastically deformable central zone connected to two coupling zones, the enclosure being comprising an outer layer of...
7017468 Pneumatic pivoting device  
A pneumatic device for pivoting a pivotal component is articulated to a structural element by means of a joint. Hoses produced from a material of low ductility, to which compressed air can be...
7001322 Multiple processing chamber set and use thereof  
A multiple sample processing apparatus for a continuous flow centrifuge, including a plurality of axially aligned processing chambers and expressor chambers, each chamber comprising an axial...
6868773 Fluidic actuator  
A fluidic actuator includes a central elastic tube with an interior bore and a surrounding sheath formed of braided fibers. End fittings are attached to the tube and sheath at first and second...
6860189 Rotary actuator with cartridge and chain or cable  
An actuator which comprises a pair of elongated elastomer tubes (6,16), sealed by respective members (18, 20, 22, 24) at each end, the members at the one end (18, 20) being fixed and the members...
6840152 Actuating means  
A fluid power operable actuating device, which possesses a flexible contractible tube extending between two spaced head pieces, such flexible contractible tube being caused to expand radially when...
6830019 Valve actuation in combustion engines with artificial muscles  
The invention relates to a valve device for controlling the valve tappet of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle. In this case, the movement of the valve tappet is generated by...
6811168 Wheel suspension of a motor vehicle  
In a suspension of a vehicle wheel on a vehicle body, including a spring element for accommodating the compressive forces acting between the vehicle wheel and vehicle body and with a linear...
6807894 Contraction unit with position sensor device  
A contraction unit with a contraction tube that extends between two spaced head pieces and that contracts in length when pressure builds upon the inside proposed, which is provided with a position...
6805606 Inflatable expanding doll  
An inflatable doll action figure having a telescopically extendable endoskeleton surrounded by an inflatable skin, associated with a manually operated air pump and release valve for selectively...
6796918 Pneumatic displacement system  
The invention concerns a pneumatic system for displacing a cable (1) stretched in a loop between at least two pulleys (2, 3). Said system comprises at least an artificial muscle (5) inserted over...
6772673 Flexible actuator  
A flexible actuator 2 according to the invention includes a movable part 6, an actuator body 8, a reservoir 10, and a pump 12 that moves a liquid between the reservoir 10 and a main liquid chamber...
6684754 Pneumatic muscle analogs for exoskeletal robotic limbs and associated control mechanisms  
Artificial muscle analog 1000 is located within hollow exoskeletal bone 10. Muscle 1000 comprises inflatable bladder 120, cable 130, roller 140, anchor point 150, and connection means 160 whereby...
6487959 Fluid actuating drive for smooth adjusting movements  
A fluid actuating drive for relative translational movement of first and second structural parts has a housing filled with a pressurizing medium, which in its longitudinal direction, runs along a...
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