|| List of recent Cart-related patents
|Dvb-s receiver device, adapter for interconnecting a tuner and a scart connector of the dvb-s receiver device, and method for automatically detecting an output voltage of the tuner|
A digital video broadcasting-satellite (dvb-s) receiver device includes a tuner, a scart (syndicat des constructeurs d'appareils radiorécepteurs et téléviseurs) connector and a system on chip (soc). The tuner is for generating an output voltage.
|Method of billing an online purchase|
The present disclosure relates to a method of billing an online purchase of a user by himself or a third party. The disclosure particularly provides a method for handling a superordinated virtual shopping cart in which articles of different online providers can be accumulated and billed commonly..
|Supports and methods for promoting integration of cartilage tissue explants|
The present disclosure provides tissue supports and methods for preparing a cartilage composition for repairing cartilage defects, which is prepared by expanding and integrating small cartilage tissue pieces derived from donor or engineered tissue. The methods and supports described herein promote cell migration and integration of neighboring tissue pieces in culture to form the cartilage composition.
|Asparagus containers and related methods|
Asparagus spears may be stored and displayed for sale, and sold, in individual containers having a reservoir containing a volume of water, with a group of asparagus spears arranged in the container such that their white tips are in contact with the volume of water. This allows the asparagus spears to be moved from a retail display, to a shopping cart, to a shopping bag, and eventually to a customer's home, without having to remove the white tips of the asparagus from contact with the water.
|Biomaterials and implants for enhanced cartilage formation, and methods for making and using them|
The invention provides products of manufacture, e.g., biomaterials and implants, for cartilage maintenance and/or formation in-vivo, in-vitro, and ex-vivo, using nanotechnology, e.g., using nanotube, nanowire, nanopillar and/or nanodepots configured on surface structures of the products of manufacture.. .
|Peripheral inspection system and method|
A method of inspecting two or more sides of an object is provided. The method includes generating one set of image data of two or more sides of the object, such as by using spherical mirror segments that project all sides of the object onto a single image and generating an x by y array of image data of the single image.
|System and method to generate a shopping cart list|
A method includes receiving user input at a computing device. The user input indicates a selection of an image at a purchasable item displayed via a first display element of a plurality display elements of a representation sent to a display device associated with the computing device.
|Application of diffusion hardened material|
An improved implant having components comprising an oxidized zirconium bearing surface adapted to decrease pain, lower friction, and minimize wear when coupled with natural femoral articular cartilage. The improved implant components also provide for reduced backside wear effects in fixed and mobile implants.
|Methods of inducing chondrogenesis in mesenchymal stem cells using synthetic triterpenoids|
The present invention relates to methods for enhancing differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells into chondrocytes and/or inducing chondrogenesis. The invention also relates to applications in the treatment of diseases which can affect cartilage (chondrodystrophies).
|End of service life indicating systems for layered filter cartridges|
Layered filtered cartridge systems with an end of service life indicating system include a filter cartridge that includes filter media. The filter media includes a multi-layer construction, of a first sorbent layer, a second sorbent layer, and a sensing element adjacent to the first and second sorbent layers such that an indicating element of the sensing element is located at the interface between the first and second sorbent layers.
|Air cleaner replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods|
An air cleaner assembly, a main filter element, a safety element, combinations and methods for servicing an air cleaner assembly are provided according to the present invention. The air cleaner assembly includes an air cleaner housing and a main filter element.
|Dynamic spinal implants incorporating cartilage bearing graft material|
A dynamic spinal implant utilizes cartilage bearing graft material in dynamic disc replacement and/or facet arthroplasty. Methods and apparatus for dynamic spinal implants incorporate bulk articular graft tissues derived from donor joint sources in human (allograft or autograft) or non-human (xenograft) tissue.
|Cartilage production promoter and prophylactic or therapeutic agent for diseases associated with cartilage damage|
Specifically disclosed are a cartilage production promoter, a glucosaminoglycan and/or proteoglycan production promoter, and a prophylactic or therapeutic agent for diseases associated with cartilage damage, each of which comprises fucoidan as an active ingredient.. .
|Canine amniotic membrane-derived multipotent stem cells|
The present invention relates to canine amniotic membrane-derived multipotent stem cells (cam-mscs) and preparation method thereof. More particularly, the present invention relates to canine amniotic membrane-derived multipotent stem cells, which show negative immunological properties on human markers cd3, cd11c, cd28, cd34, cd38, cd41a, cd45, and cd62l and positive immunological properties on human markers cd90 and cd105, and have the ability to be maintained in an undifferentiated state for 20 passages or more and the ability to be differentiated into fat, bones, nerves, cartilage, etc..
|Infant carrier holder|
An infant carrier holder has a floor with a ramp and sidewalls and is mounted to a shopping cart. The ramp and sidewalls can contribute to stably supporting an infant carrier.
|Online purchase processing system and method|
A system and method to use quick response (qr) codes encoded with merchant website t identification codes and session guid to register a user or code scanner with a merchant server, login the user or code scanner with the merchant server, and complete a purchase of an item or service within a virtual shopping cart of the merchant server. A code scanner can scan a qr code displayed on a device connected to the interne.
|Tax code determination|
A method of assigning tax codes for a transactional document such as a list of items in a shopping cart. This method is a configurable solution without making changes to the application code.
|Resilient interpositional arthroplasty device|
This disclosure is directed to a resilient interpositional arthroplasty implant for application into a joint to pad cartilage defects, cushion, and replace or restore the articular surface, which may preserve joint integrity, reduce pain and improve function. The implant may endure variable joint compressive and shear forces and cyclic loads.
|Reduced pressure augmentation of microfracture procedures for cartilage repair|
A system for applying a treatment to a defect in one bone of two bones forming a joint that comprises a bladder for delivering a reduced pressure to the defect and for providing a positive pressure as bracing between the two bones of the joint is disclosed. A method for applying such treatment is also disclosed.
|Inhibition of the renin-angiotensin system for the treatment of renal, vascular and cartilage pathology|
A method of treating a disease or condition in which up-regulating gags is therapeutically beneficial is disclosed. The method comprises locally administering to a subject a therapeutically effective amount of an agent capable of down-regulating activity or expression of a component of the renin-angiotensin system..
|Process and apparatus for producing a foamed meat or fish product|
The invention relates to a process for producing a foamed meat or fish product, comprising the steps of: delivering a pumpable starting material containing comminuted meat or fish and pieces of bone or cartilage to a dispersing apparatus having a chamber with a cylindrical rotor disposed therein, which is provided, on its periphery, with a number of indentations to generate cavitation, supplying a gas to the dispersing apparatus, operating the dispersing apparatus while generating cavitation and dispersing the starting material with the gas supplied, in the process of which the pieces of bone or cartilage are passed through the chamber, and generating a foamed meat or fish product containing pieces of bone or cartilage which can be sterilised.. .
|Fibroblasts for treatment of degenerative disc disease|
The present invention concerns methods and compositions for differentiating cells, including human fibroblasts, into chondrocyte-like cells via in vivo mechanical strain. In particular aspects, fibroblasts are delivered to a joint, such as an intervertebral disc, following which the fibroblasts differentiate into chondrocyte-like cells to treat dysfunction of cartilage therein, including to repair degenerated discs, for example.
|Gas turbine engine fan blade airfoil profile|
A fan blade for a gas turbine engine includes an airfoil that includes leading and trailing edges joined by pressure and suction sides to provide an exterior airfoil surface that extends in a radial direction to a tip. The external airfoil surface is formed in substantial conformance with multiple cross-sectional profiles of the airfoil described by a set of cartesian coordinates set forth in table 1.
|Air filter arrangement|
An air cleaner arrangement is shown. The air cleaner arrangement includes a serviceable filter cartridge comprising strips of media arranged in a stacked configuration.
Provided herein are compositions and medical devices, and in particular, biodegradable scaffolds capable of repairing and replacing cartilagenous meniscuses. Also provided herein are methods of using scaffolds for treating degenerative tissue disorders.
|Method, apparatus and system for a water jet|
A water jet instrument may be used for manually performing eye surgery such as, cataract, or perform micro-surgery (remove cartilage), or any emulsification technique. The water jet instrument may be manually controlled or controlled by a system with a robotic control.
|Therapeutic agent for arthrosis|
This invention provides a therapeutic agent for arthrosis exerting inhibitory effects on articular cartilage destruction and high therapeutic effects on arthrosis. The invention provides a therapeutic agent for arthrosis which comprises, as an active ingredient, cyclic phosphatidic acid or carbacyclic phosphatidic acid..
|Liquid filter assembly; components; and, methods|
A liquid filter assembly is provided. The preferred assembly includes a serviceable filter cartridge having a primary filter section and a secondary or bypass filter section.
|Sensor-based vehicle control methods|
The novelty of this invention is that the vehicle's two degrees of freedom in motion is controlled by a single action of a driver. With this method, a driver can control a vehicle easily and intuitively.
|Methods and compositions for articular repair|
Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for producing articular repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. In particular, methods for providing articular repair systems.
|Method and device for non-invasive acoustic stimulation of stem cells and progenitor cells in a patient|
The present invention provides a method for non-invasive acoustic stimulation of stem cells and/or progenitor cells in a patient. The invention also provides a device for non-invasive stimulation of stem cells and/or progenitor cells in the patient by generating and delivering acoustic waves of a suitable frequency and intensity to the stem cells and/or progenitor cells.
|Method for producing auricular cartilage tissue, and auricular cartilage tissue|
The present invention provides a method for producing auricular cartilage tissue, including the steps of: seeding auricular chondrocytes onto a non-woven fabric consisting of a bioabsorbable material having an average fiber diameter of 0.90 to 7.00 μm; and forming a composite of the non-woven fabric seeded with the auricular chondrocytes and a mesh-like framework consisting of a non-bioabsorbable material, and shaping the composite.. .
|Shopping cart child safety restraint device|
A shopping cart child safety lock system.. .
|Filter for removing sediment from water|
A system for removing sediment from water is disclosed. The exemplary embodiments described herein disclose a system comprising a filter chamber, having a deck positioned inside to divide it into an upper chamber and a lower chamber.
|Decreased adhesion pressure vessel for bag-type filtration systems|
A pressure vessel adapted to hold a compatible filter cartridge encased in a polymeric film is provided. The pressure vessel comprises a pressure vessel outer wall and a pressure vessel inner wall.
A tool (10) for rotating a screw-on oil filter cartridge, the tool comprising a driving member (28, 28b); gripping jaws (12a, 12b) movable in relation to each other for gripping an oil filter cartridge; a guide arrangement (13, 14a, 14b) for guiding the gripping jaws; means (16a, 16b) for biasing the gripping jaws towards each other; and a driving mechanism (28, 28c, 24, 22a, 22b, 20a, 20b, 21a, 21b) coupled to the driving (28b) member and gripping jaws (12a, 12b) for converting rotation into movement of the gripping jaws towards each other, into engagement with an oil filter cartridge and applying either screwing or unscrewing torque thereto. The tool comprises: a locking mechanism (30, 32, 28, 24) for releasably locking the gripping jaws (12a, 12b) at a pre-determined distance from each other; and a release actuator (28a) for unlocking the locking mechanism and releasing of the gripping jaws..
|Shopping at e-commerce sites within a business procurement application|
In an embodiment, a method comprises sending, from a procurement computer to a client computer, a message indicating that a pre-authorization request for one or more requested items from an e-commerce website was approved; causing displaying a particular item as approved for purchase from the e-commerce website; causing launching a web browser and causing downloading a shopping cart webpage of the e-commerce website; sending, from the procurement computer to the shopping cart webpage, item information associated with the particular item, and causing displaying the item information on the shopping cart webpage as one of one or more ordered items; in response to determining that the user requested to proceed to a checkout webpage, causing downloading the checkout webpage and causing displaying the one or more ordered items on the checkout webpage; causing placing a purchase order for the one or more ordered items from the checkout webpage.. .
|Dynamic hosted shopping cart|
According to an embodiment, a system comprises a remote server adapted to interact with a buyer device and one or more other servers over a network, wherein the remote server is adapted to implement a shopping cart. The system also comprises one or more processors, and one or more memories adapted to store a plurality of machine-readable instructions which when executed by the one or more processors are adapted to cause the system to receive, at the remote server, first transaction info nation from the buyer device through the shopping cart, wherein the first transaction information comprises a transaction request from a first seller; receive, at the remote server, second transaction information from the buyer device through the shopping cart, wherein the second transaction information comprises a transaction request from a second seller; and process the first and second transaction information through the shopping cart for the first and second seller..
|Methods, systems, and products for electronic purchases|
A server receives an electronic shopping cart from a client device. The electronic shopping cart describes an item for purchase from a merchant.
Cartilage materials such as cartilage fluff and a cartilage composition comprising a particulate material are disclosed. These are suitable for stimulating chondrogenesis and/or producing cartilage regeneration.
|Compositions and methods for re-programming cells without genetic modification for repairing cartilage damage|
The present inventions are directed to compositions and methods regarding the reprogramming of other cells (such as embryonic stem cells (escs), induced pluripotent stem cells (ipscs), mscs, fibroblasts, hematopoietic stem cells, endothelian stem cells, adipocytes, chondrocytes, osteoblasts, osteoclasts and endothelial cells) into chondrogenic cells without introducing exogenous genes to the samples. In particular, the present inventions are directed to transducible materials that are capable of transducing into the biological samples but are not genes or causing genetic modifications.
|Cross-linked polymer matrices, and methods of making and using same|
Functionalized chondroitin sulfate, cross-linked polymer matrices comprising functionalized chondroitin sulfate, and methods of making and using the same are provided. Such polymer matrices may be used for tissue engineering, reconstructing cartilage, and the like.
|Beverage filter systems|
A beverage filter cartridge comprising a cup portion; a lid portion coupled to the cup portion to define an interior; and a filter member provided within the interior; wherein the cup portion, the lid portion, and/or the filter member define three separate compartments with the interior.. .
|Combination of unsaponifiable lipids combined with polyphenols and/or catechins for the protection, treatment and repair of cartilage in joints of humans and animals|
The present invention relates to a composition and a kit for the protection, treatment and repair of cartilage in humans and animal joints. The composition or kit contains a combination of unsaponifiable lipids together with one or more of polyphenols and/or catechins.
|Solid forms for tissue repair|
This invention provides aragonite- and calcite-based scaffolds for the repair, regeneration, enhancement of formation or a combination thereof of cartilage and/or bone, which scaffolds comprise at least two phases, wherein each phase differs in terms of its chemical content, or structure, kits comprising the same, processes for producing solid aragonite or calcite scaffolds and methods of use thereof.. .
|Filter cartridge with seal member and methods|
An air filter cartridge has filter media and a gasket arrangement with a perimeter gasket member against the downstream flow face and a side gasket member adjacent to at least a partial extension of a first side panel. The side gasket member includes no portion against second, third, and fourth side panels of the air filter cartridge.
|Portable shopping cart beverage carrier|
A portable, compact and easy-to-install beverage carrier for shopping carts that also has space for marketing/branding/personalization. A portable beverage container apparatus is provided having a clamp portion movably connected to a beverage carrier portion that defines a container-receiving space.
|Persistent and unified electronic shopping cart|
A persistent, unified electronic shopping cart that permits a user to select and aggregate goods or services for future purchase from two or more unrelated e-commerce websites, display and modify the content of the electronic shopping cart, and then complete the purchase of the goods or services through the one electronic shopping cart. The user of the persistent, unified electronic shopping cart is able to add and remove items from the electronic shopping cart, compare the prices, shipping and taxes for items from different e-commerce sites, move items to a wish list and see the total for all purchases at the same time..
|Checkout and/or ordering systems and methods|
Methods and apparatus are disclosed provide various enhancements and/or improvements to the conventional shopping process used by brick-and-mortar stores. In some embodiments, a customer may use a mobile computing device, such as a smart phone, to select and pay for items in a brick-and-mortar store.
|Graft cartilage management systems and methods|
Exemplary embodiments are directed to systems and methods of graft cartilage management for repairing a defect in a joint of a patient that include providing a donor database that includes information on a plurality of donor sites, receiving first data relating to the defect of the joint of the patient, and identifying, based on the first data, at least one donor site from the donor database for harvesting a graft specimen dimensioned greater than the defect in the joint of the patient. Exemplary embodiments are also directed to systems and methods of graft cartilage management that include a donor database of like and unlike joint donor sites and identifying at least one unlike joint donor site for harvesting a graft.
|Compositions and methods for hemostasis|
The present invention relates to water soluble and completely absorbable and/or physiologically degradable hemostatic compositions having a wax or wax-like base effective for use in tamponade hemostasis of bone or cartilage.. .
|Preparations containing hepatocyte growth factor and hyaluronic acid and methods of making and using same|
Preparations containing hepatocyte growth factor (hgf) and hyaluronic acid (ha) and methods of making and using same. The hgf and ha preparations can be prepared together in solution as an injectable fluid without gelatinization, or impregnated within a porous hydrophilic matrix material with, or without, cross-linking of the ha with the matrix material.
|Methods of using f-spondin as a biomarker for cartilage degenerative conditions and bone diseases|
Methods for identifying subjects having, or at risk for developing, osteoarthritis or other cartilage degenerative conditions by measuring levels of expression of f-spondin are provided. Assays, kits and methods for determining and assaying the presence of f-spondin in individual patients are disclosed.
|Long-term storage method for cartilage-cell-adhering porous body|
Disclosed is a method for storing a cartilage-cell-adhering porous body in an airtight state over a long term of at shortest 14 days. The method comprises suspending isolated cartilage cells into atelocollagen solution at 1.0×107 to 1.0×108 cells/ml to prepare a cell suspension, seeding the cell suspension to a biocompatible porous body, gelatinizing the suspension on the porous body to yield the cartilage-cell-adhering porous body, and keeping the body at 26 to 37° c.
|Methods for processing poultry thigh meat|
Methods for preparing boneless thigh meat poultry products from poultry thighs comprise isolating a portion of thigh meat (a “premium thigh cut”) that cooks more evenly than the thigh generally and has an appealing texture. The methods provide boneless thigh products that have a low fat content, and are substantially free of undesirable components such as sinew and cartilage..
|Preparations derived from placental materials and methods of making and using same|
Preparations derived from placental materials and methods of making and using same, the preparations including a first preparation composed of placental membranes digested in collagenase, a second preparation composed of multipotent cells derived from the collagenase digested placental membranes and that are grown in adherent culture beyond confluence and a third preparation composed of ground placental membranes re-suspended in a fluid containing hyaluronic acid. The preparations can be used for regenerating damaged or defective tissue including connective tissue, nerve tissue, muscle tissue, skin tissue, cartilage tissue and bone tissue.
|Compositions and methods for mesenchymal and/or chondrogenic differentiation of stem cells|
Chondrocytes and compositions including chondrocytes produced via methods that do not require the formation of embryoid bodies are disclosed herein. The cells and compositions disclosed herein are suitable for use in treating osteoarthritis and other cartilage disorders or injury, as well as for tissue regeneration, particularly cartilage regeneration..
|Perforated osteochondral allograft compositions|
Osteochondral graft composition comprising a cartilage component and a bone component, and further comprising one or more perforations in the bone component and/or the cartilage component, are provided. Methods of manufacturing and using osteochondral graft compositions comprising one or more perforations in the bone component and/or the cartilage component are also provided..