About: Hinge is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 41188 publications have been published within this topic receiving 210808 citations.
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10 Mar 2004
TL;DR: In this paper, the rotation mechanism has rotating shaft in the inside of the casing and working jaws, and the rotating shaft is mounted in proximal casing area with respect to handles.
Abstract: FIELD: medical engineering. SUBSTANCE: device has rotation mechanism, handle and hollow casing. The hollow casing has articulated parts having two and more pairs of end surfaces arranged at an angle to longitudinal casing axis for conjugating to hollow axle. The hollow axle is arranged in perpendicular to the end surfaces. The rotation mechanism has rotating shaft in the inside of the casing and working jaws. The rotating shaft is mounted in proximal casing area with respect to handles. Driven shaft is mounted in deviating part of the instrument. The shafts have gears at their ends being in constant engagement at any rotation angle. The working jaws are engageable with the driven shaft via the screw transmission and hinge system via conic gears. The driven shaft has movable working jaws or one movable jaw. EFFECT: wide range of functional applications; reduced risk of traumatic complications. 5 cl, 12 dwg
27 Nov 2002
TL;DR: The second edition of Compliant Mechanisms: Design of Flexure Hinges as mentioned in this paper provides practical answers to the design and analysis of devices that incorporate flexible hinges by means of a bottom-up compliance (flexibility) approach.
Abstract: With a rigorous and comprehensive coverage, the second edition of Compliant Mechanisms: Design of Flexure Hinges provides practical answers to the design and analysis of devices that incorporate flexible hinges. Complex-shaped flexible-hinge mechanisms are generated from basic elastic segments by means of a bottom-up compliance (flexibility) approach. The same compliance method and the classical finite element analysis are utilized to study the quasi-static and dynamic performances of these compliant mechanisms. This book offers easy-to-use mathematical tools to investigate a wealth of flexible-hinge configurations and two- or three-dimensional compliant mechanism applications. FEATURES Introduces a bottom-up compliance-based approach to characterize the flexibility of new and existing flexible hinges of straight- and curvilinear-axis configurations Develops a consistent linear lumped-parameter compliance model to thoroughly describe the quasi-static and dynamic behavior of planar/spatial, serial/parallel flexible-hinge mechanisms Utilizes the finite element method to analyze the quasi-statics and dynamics of compliant mechanisms by means of straight- and curvilinear-axis flexible-hinge elements Covers miscellaneous topics such as stress concentration, yielding and related maximum load, precision of rotation of straight- and circular-axis flexible hinges, temperature effects on compliances, layered flexible hinges and piezoelectric actuation/sensing Offers multiple solved examples of flexible hinges and flexible-hinge mechanisms. This book should serve as a reference to students, researchers, academics and anyone interested to investigate precision flexible-hinge mechanisms by linear model-based methods in various areas of mechanical, aerospace or biomedical engineering, as well as in robotics and micro-/nanosystems.
18 Aug 2005
TL;DR: A folding photo case as discussed by the authors includes a pair of exterior case members coupled to each other by a first hinge, and an interior frame member coupled to respective exterior cases by respective second and third hinges, and the dimensions of the folding case are preferably such that the case can be carried in a pocket or purse when it is folded into the closed position.
Abstract: A folding photo case includes a pair of exterior case members coupled to each other by a first hinge and a pair of interior frame members coupled to respective exterior case members by respective second and third hinges. The first, second and third hinges are preferably torsion bar hinges with the first hinge biasing the exterior case members to an open position and the second and third springs biasing the interior frame members toward interior surfaces of the exterior case members. One or both of the exterior case members are preferably provided with a latch structure which allows the folding case to be latched in a closed position. The dimensions of the folding case are preferably such that the case can be carried in a pocket or purse when it is folded into the closed position.
08 Aug 2000
TL;DR: Flexure Design: Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexures as discussed by the authors The main advantages and disadvantages of flexible design are: Basic Elasticity. Fatigue. Vibrations and Natural Frequencies of Continuous Systems.
Abstract: Introduction: Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexures. Goals of Flexure Design. Essentials: Basic Elasticity. Behavior of Materials. Fatigue. Bending of Symmetric Beams. Rigid Body Dynamics: Linear Systems Theory. Vibrations and Natural Frequencies of Continuous Systems. Flexure Elements: Leaf Type Springs. Notch Hinge. Two Axis Hinges. The Four Bar Link. Flexure Systems: General Model for Dynamics of planar Flexures. Hinges of Rotational Symmetry: The Disc Coupling. Rotationally Symmetric Leaf Type Hinge. The Bellows as a Flexure Element. Levers. Manufacturing and Assembly Considerations: Machining and Heat Treatment of Some Common Flexure Materials.
TL;DR: A simple and effective method for finding good hinges is presented and it is shown that use of sums of hinge functions gives a powerful and efficient alternative to neural networks with computation times several orders of magnitude less than is obtained by fitting neural Networks with a comparable number of parameters.
Abstract: A hinge function y=h(x) consists of two hyperplanes continuously joined together at a hinge. In regression (prediction), classification (pattern recognition), and noiseless function approximation, use of sums of hinge functions gives a powerful and efficient alternative to neural networks with computation times several orders of magnitude less than is obtained by fitting neural networks with a comparable number of parameters. A simple and effective method for finding good hinges is presented. >
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