|| List of recent Cart-related patents
|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..
|Electronic article surveillance portal|
A system and device for detecting and/or deactivating a security tag when passing through an electronic article surveillance (eas) portal. The portal may be oriented by the arrangement of one or more antennas to generate an electromagnetic field at or within the portal to detect and/or deactivate the security tag.
The present invention relates to a shopping cart of the types used by shoppers in supermarkets and/or self-service stores or shops and of the types stored by being horizontally fitted into one another, which has several improved maneuverability and handling features and which basically comprises a basket (1) formed by a bottom (2) and four vertical side faces, one of which is a vertically swingable face (3) for the purpose of facilitating the horizontal fitting of another cart, a frame fixed to the bottom (2) of the basket (1) comprising four legs (6), each of which in turn comprises at least one wheel (7), and a perimetral handle (5) extending along the entire perimeter of the upper edge of the basket (1).. .
|Handle cover assembly|
Disclosed herein is a handle cover assembly. The assembly is structured to dispense and recover handle cover material, such as a hygienic handle cover material in the form of a sheet, web, sleeve, or the like.
|Filtration system and method|
Method and apparatus are provided for treating and removing particulate matter from fluid or treating and removing fluid from a recoverable particulate matter from fluid circulating into, through and out of an industrial operation, and for washing a disposable cartridge filter used therein. The influent fluid is maintained at a flow rate such that the differential pressure across the cartridge filter is no greater than 10 psi to prevent the buildup of non-porous filter cake.
|Water filtration device|
A simplified portable water purification system provides an unfiltered water receiving compartment, a disposable filter cartridge, and a filtered water reservoir all in a single container. The container has a removable lid and is a vertically positioned, wide-mouth, tubular structure.
|Water filter cartridge interface|
An apparatus includes an interlocking member being disposed radially outward of a portion of the apparatus, wherein the interlocking member comprises a tapered helical interface following an outwardly tapering helical path on an annular outer wall of the interlocking member and including at least one depression defined thereon.. .
|Ovate tubular filter cartridges and filter systems using the same|
Filter cartridges including tubular filter media having ovate cross-sections and filter systems using the ovate tubular filter cartridges are described herein. The inner perimeters of the ovate cross-sections of one or more of the filter cartridges may be asymmetric, i.e., the inner perimeters of the cross-sections of the tubular filter media in the filter cartridges may have no lines about which they are symmetric.
|Rectangular stacked fluted filter cartridge|
A fluted filter cartridge is provided. The fluted filter cartridge includes filter media including an inlet flow face and an outlet flow face.
|Embedded multimedia interaction platform|
A video commerce application having a graphical user interface (“gui”) is described. The gui includes: a single frame video display area for presenting video content; a floating menu box located within the single frame video display area for providing a consumer with multiple interactive control elements comprising: at least one media navigation tool; a product catalogue tool; an account access tool; and a shopping cart for storing product items selected for purchase by the consumer, wherein selection of a shopping cart tool associated with the shopping cart provides the consumer with a second pop out display within the single frame video display area for completing a transaction to purchase items present in the shopping cart, wherein the transaction does not require the consumer to register for an account with a commerce platform..
|Bone implants and cutting apparatuses and methods|
Implant devices and cutting clamp apparatuses and methods for creating the implants for insertion into a patient's joint to restore anatomic length and assist in final positioning of the bones following removal of cartilage and/or bone in preparation for fusion. A first implant is a biplanar implant having a shape to mimic the normal anatomical shape of the bones the implant is configured to mate with.
|Resilient knee implant and methods|
This disclosure is directed to a resilient interpositional arthroplasty implant for application into a knee joint to pad cartilage defects, cushion a joint, 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.
|Systems and methods for the fixation or fusion of bone at or near a sacroiliac joint|
At least one bone fixation device comprising a stem having a maximum outer diameter is inserted into the sacroiliac joint through a minimally invasive incision path sized approximately at or about the maximum outer diameter of the stem in soft tissue, into the iliac bone, across the sacroiliac joint and into the sacrum. The stem is inserted through the incision path to a position within the sacroiliac joint between the iliac bone and the sacrum, to fuse the sacroiliac joint, without invasive joint preparation, removal of cartilage, or scraping at or near the sacroiliac joint.
|Method and apparatus for delivery of cementitious material|
An apparatus (100) for performing a multi-layer construction method using cementitious material has a reservoir (4) for containing cementitious material. The reservoir (4) is coupled to a print head (6) with a delivery nozzle (13).
|Filter cartridge and filter device|
A filter cartridge (5) with a housing enclosing a filter volume filled to about 80% with a filter granulate (15) is screwed into a joint (7) of a connecting piece (1) by means of a port (12) ending in an outflow opening (13) and being connected to an outlet line formed by a second fitting (3), and surrounded with a distance by a casing (4) that is screwed to the connecting piece (1). An inlet line formed by a first fitting (2) opens into an intermediate volume (6) lying between the casing (4) and the outer side of the filter cartridge (5) in such a way that untreated water enters into the outlet line via the intermediate volume (6) and through the bottom (9) which is perforated by slots (10), the filter granulate (15), the intermediate floor (11) that is likewise slotted and the port (12).
|Pressure resistant filter cartridge|
A fuel filter cartridge includes a housing having first and second shell sections. The shell sections are generally symmetric about a cartridge axis and joined together.
|Wheels for non-motorized vehicles|
A wheel for a non-motorized vehicle (e.g., a shopping cart) can include a housing assembly and a tread assembly. The housing assembly can be configured to sealingly house electronics or other components.