Patent protection is an aspect of business that concerns many, but truly understood by few. It is a critical piece of any new technology development venture and as such, engineers must be aware of the steps they need to take to safeguard an invention against competitors or counterfeiters.
Portable, hand-held medical devices are improving patient care, both at home and in medical facilities. However, reliability and safety demand proper use of electronic circuit protective devices.
Technologies from one industry often drive innovation and design evolution in another. Medical device design is influenced by products that are being used in aerospace and military. The consumer market is also an industry that can impact device design.
Designed to endure temperature extremes, medical-grade silicone tubing handles temperature variations from -100°F to 400°F; braid-reinforced hose from -80°F to 350°F. Both offer translucency for visual contact with the flow and excellent bend radii for restricted space applications.
This ¼-28 UNF thread has been added to the PMC12 product line. The coupling insert is designed to allow users to easily incorporate quick disconnect technology into existing ¼-28 flat bottom ports and small-diameter tubing applications.
A phthalate (plasticizer) free, very stretchable thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) alloy promises to offer enhanced product design and application parameters for medical product and other designers and manufacturers.
This DEHP-free, USP Class VI, PVC coiled tubing stretches and retracts easily, keeping it tangle-free and space efficient. While the actual size of the coiled piece is between 5.0 and 6.0 cm, the tubing extends to lengths of 91 cm (36 inches) (Part #89315) or 122 cm (48 inches) (Part # 89316).
The company is a leader in the extrusion and molding of platinum-cured silicone and thermoplastic products. Custom tubing configurations include multi-lumen, profiles, standard, braided reinforced, cord, color stripe, close tolerance, and peristaltic pump tubing.
Featuring a high-resolution color monitor, this vision system for the company’s tube welding machine gives production engineers improved visibility of the weld, increasing yields and reducing production time.
Practical functionality featuring simple, real-time auto-tuning and adaptive vibration suppression shorten startup time to achieve reliable performance with the R7D-B Series servo drives.
This mechanical hygrostat is designed to control the relative air humidity inside of enclosures. When connected to an enclosure heater (de-humidifier), it will turn the heater on at the set humidity level in order to raise the dew point.
This easy-to-use, two-component epoxy adhesive called EP30 is provided for high performance bonding applications. It develops excellent physical strength properties even when cured at ambient temperatures. Cure can be accelerated by use of moderate heat.
The Series 300 micro inert valve incorporates many of the proven features of the company’s standard-setting LFV Series valves, but in a smaller more compact package.
With the addition of 800 sizes to the product line, non-standard washers and spacers are now