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 Power supply device and led lighting apparatus patent thumbnailPower supply device and led lighting apparatus
Provided is a power supply device capable of preventing a drop in the voltage supplied to another machine that is connected aside from led lighting devices, and continues driving the other machine. This power supply device is equipped with a plurality of led drive circuits provided in parallel, corresponding respectively to a plurality of led lighting instruments to drive each of the led lighting instruments in a predetermined light-emission mode.
Ccs Inc.


 Dental assistant training and customization system patent thumbnailDental assistant training and customization system
Implementations of a dental assistant training and customization system are provided. In some implementations, to create a custom training system, the dental assistant training and customization system is configured to allow a dental office to upload an image of a tray layout of dental instruments and materials for at least a first dental service based on the tray layout at the dental office.

 Method and  data mining based on users' search behavior patent thumbnailMethod and data mining based on users' search behavior
The present invention provides a method for performing data mining based on search behavior of a user. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for financial data mining is provided, where the method includes the following steps: acquiring search behavior information of a plurality of users; and determining, based on the search behavior information of the plurality of users, financial instruments corresponding to search behavior of the plurality of users, where the method further includes: determining, based on the determined financial instrument corresponding to each search behavior of the plurality of users, user attention information corresponding to each of the determined financial instruments.
Beijing Baidupay Science And Technology Co., Ltd.


 Soft tip cannula patent thumbnailSoft tip cannula
The present disclosure describes numerous example medical instruments that include an elongated portion having a proximal end and a distal end, and a passage defined therethrough and a soft tip coupled to the distal end of the elongated portion. The tip may be formed from a soft material.
Novartis Ag


 Surgical instruments for preparing a patient's tibia to receive an implant patent thumbnailSurgical instruments for preparing a patient's tibia to receive an implant
An orthopaedic surgical instrument system that includes an orthopaedic surgical instrument adapted to be positioned on a proximal end of a patient's tibia, and a tibial bearing trial assembly, and a tibial evaluation component, and a tibial base trial component configured to be coupled to the orthopaedic surgical instrument. A tibial evaluation component includes a base plate and a generally y-shaped posterior buttress extending upwardly from a superior surface of the base plate, such that the posterior buttress of the insert component is configured to be received in the opening of the tibial bearing trial assembly to prevent rotation of the tibial bearing trial component relative to the tibial base trial component..
Depuy Ireland Unlimited Company


 Navigation assistance system for medical instruments patent thumbnailNavigation assistance system for medical instruments
A navigation support system for medical instruments comprises a signal processing unit with an input for real-time video image signals from an optical instrument, input for instrument position signals and access to tomography image data, and output for outputting image signals. The signal processing unit generates output image signals from the image signals, the image data and the position signals and generates the output image signals such that the real-time video image signals are displayed permanently centrally on an image display unit connected to the navigation support system in a round or oval central image display of an overall image, wherein the central image display extends at least in one direction of extension across more than half of the overall image and that the secondary images generated by tomography image data, in dependence on the instrument position signals, are displayed adjacent to or partially superimposed over the central image display..
Fiagon Ag Medical Technologies


 Computer aided surgical navigation and planning in implantology patent thumbnailComputer aided surgical navigation and planning in implantology
A computer-implemented method for surgical planning and/or surgical navigation. A surgical navigation and/or planning system is also provided, that can include aspects of the computer-implemented method, which allows virtual implant planning, and receives real-time data from a tracker.
Alma Mater Studiorum Universita Di Bologna


 Surgical instruments and end effectors therefor patent thumbnailSurgical instruments and end effectors therefor
An end effector includes a first jaw and a second jaw, the first jaw movable relative to the second jaw to transition the end effector between an open configuration and an approximated configuration to clamp tissue therebetween. The end effector may also include a camming assembly movable along a curved path.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc


 Method and  performing spinal surgery patent thumbnailMethod and performing spinal surgery
Implants, instruments, and methods for performing surgical procedures on the spine, including one or more of creating an operative corridor to the spine, delivering implants to the spine, fusing one or more segments of the spine, and fixing one or more segments of the spine.. .
Nuvasive, Inc.


 Hook inserter patent thumbnailHook inserter
instruments and systems for performing spinal fixation are provided. The instruments and system configured to position and force fit a hook onto a pedicle bone.
Alphatec Spine, Inc.


Hook inserter

instruments and systems for performing spinal fixation are provided. The instruments and system configured to position and force fit a hook onto a pedicle bone.
Alphatec Spine, Inc.

Surgical instruments with articulating shafts

Various example embodiments described herein are directed to articulating surgical instruments for treating tissue comprising an end effector and a shaft extending proximally from the end effector along a longitudinal axis. In certain embodiments, the shaft comprises a plurality of transverse spacer members as well as first and second rotatable members extending through at least a portion of the plurality of transverse spacer members.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Medical instruments for performing minimally-invasive procedures

Apparatus for performing a minimally-invasive procedure, the apparatus comprising: a tool comprising: a shaft having a distal end and a proximal end; a handle attached to the proximal end of the shaft; and an end effector attached to the distal end of the shaft; wherein the shaft comprises a flexible portion extending distally from the proximal end of the shaft, and an articulating portion extending proximally from the distal end of the shaft, and wherein the articulating portion comprises a flexible spine; wherein a plurality of articulation cables extend through the shaft from the handle to the flexible spine, such that when tension is applied to at least one of the plurality of articulation cables, the flexible spine bends; wherein a rotatable element extends through the shaft from the handle to the end effector, such that when the rotatable element is rotated, the end effector rotates; and wherein an actuation element extends through the shaft from the handle to the end effector, such that when the actuation element is moved, the end effector is actuated.. .
Lumendi Ltd.

Autonomous process interface systems based on data distribution service middleware

A collaborative automation platform and associated method include a fault-tolerant control server hosting one or more virtual controllers, and a fault-tolerant input/output server hosting a virtual input/output system. The collaborative automation platform also includes a master autonomous process interface system connected to the virtual input/output system, via a local area input/output network.
King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Instrument stand

The instrument stand provided by the instant disclosure includes a pair of bases, a pair of supporting portions arranged on the bases and a linking portion connecting the bases, the linking portion includes a pair of supporting stands and a connecting portion connecting the supporting stands. The bases pivotally connect to the supporting stands through a pair of first pivot portions, and the linking portion connects to the supporting stands through a second pivot portion.

Stringed instrument or stringed instrument pick design and manufacture

Exemplary embodiments described herein are directed at instruments and instrument accessories and their associated designs and methods of manufacture based on contoured surfaces and their acoustic properties. Exemplary embodiments may be used to broaden the basic design of stringed instruments or stringed instrument picks or the associated accessories to include forms in three dimensions or using and optimizing the acoustic and/or strength properties inherent in an infinite variety of shapes and sizes..

Dynamic instrumentation based on detected errors

In an approach for dynamically instrumenting a program at runtime, a processor identifies a sequence of memory related operations from an instruction stream, wherein the sequence includes at least a first memory related operation and a second memory related operation. A processor instruments the first memory related operation.
International Business Machines Corporation

Dynamic instrumentation based on detected errors

In an approach for dynamically instrumenting a program at runtime, a processor identifies a sequence of memory related operations from an instruction stream, wherein the sequence includes at least a first memory related operation and a second memory related operation. A processor instruments the first memory related operation.
International Business Machines Corporation

Distributed autonomous process interface systems based on data distribution service middleware

A collaborative automation platform includes a control server connected to a local area control network, and a plurality of distributed autonomous process interface systems. Each distributed autonomous process interface system is configured to receive measurement data from one or more field instruments and forward converted measurement data via an uplink to subscribers.
King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Methods and apparatus to design collaborative automation systems based on data distribution service middleware

Methods and apparatus to design collaborative automation systems based on data distribution service middleware are described, which include a clustered automation platform having one or more control servers connected to a local area control network, and a plurality of self-contained process interface systems configured to receive electrical signals from one or more field instruments and forward resulting data via an uplink to a local area input/output network. The clustered automation platform also includes an input/output processing and inferential modeling server connected to the local area input/output network and configured to process input/output signals of the plurality of self-contained process interface systems.
King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Valve mechanism for suction and irrigation instruments

A valve mechanism for a suction instrument or an irrigation instrument is disclosed, which comprises: a valve object; a first piston moveably disposed in the valve object; a second piston moveably disposed in the valve object; and a piston buckling unit pivoting on an outside of the valve object. When the first piston is pressed, the first piston moves downward and a first buckle on the first piston is fixed on a third buckle of the piston buckling unit to open an irrigating pathway; and when the second piston is pressed, the second piston moves downward and a second buckle on the second piston is fixed on another third buckle of the piston buckling unit to open a suction pathway..
Taiwan Surgical Corporation

Spinal implants and related instruments and methods

Apparatus and systems relating to spinal implants and instruments for installing such implants. In some embodiments, the system may comprise a spinal implant, an inserter, an intermediary piece, and/or an installation rod.
Amedica Corporation

Universal double offset surgical instrument

instruments for use in anterior approach total hip arthroplasty. Instruments according to certain embodiments of the invention connect to a shaping member such as a broach, reamer or osteotome that is used to prepare the intramedullary canal of a desired femur or other bone for total hip arthroplasty.
Smith & Nephew, Inc.

Self guided subjective refraction instruments and methods

A refraction device determines a refraction end point to provide corrective optics for a test subject. The device includes an adjustable optical system providing corrective optics to the test subject and an adjustable viewing target disposed along an optical path such as to be viewable through the adjustable optical system by a test subject.

Method and synchronizing hearing instruments via wireless communication

A hearing assistance system including a hearing instrument designated as a master device and at least another hearing instrument designated as a slave device. The master device is communicatively coupled to the slave device via a wireless link.
Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

Keyless locking tremolo systems and methods

Embodiments disclosed herein describe keyless locking tremolo systems and methods for musical instruments that are configured to tune and restrain strings for a musical instrument without an external tool. Embodiments are configured to adjust the vertical positioning of a tightening post and string clamp without an external tool..

Intelligent selection of transaction processing technology available at a merchant location

There are provided systems and methods for intelligent selection of transaction processing technology available at a merchant location. A user may visit a merchant location and desire to purchase items from the merchant at the merchant location.
Paypal, Inc.

System and tracking medical device inventory

A virtual tray system includes a tray inventory system configured to track a current inventory of a tray, with one or more details associated with each item in the tray. The inventory includes a plurality of items, such as medical devices, instruments, tools, or implants.
Spinal Generations, Llc

Retractable holder for writing, pointing instruments

A utility retractor having a utility adaptor, and having a retractable tether comprised of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (uhmwpe) material. The uhmwpe exhibits many important qualities suitable in a utility retractor, including abrasion resistance, the ability to be knotted without tangling, and it is very slippery to achieve a significant useful life.

Sterile surgical tray

A sterile surgical tray includes structure for receiving a plurality of surgical instruments. The sterile surgical tray also may include electrical input and output connectors attached to tray..
Doheny Eye Institute

Articulating retractors

The invention provides an articulating mechanism useful, for example, for remote manipulation of various surgical instruments and diagnostic tools within, or to, regions of the body. Movement of segments at the proximal end of the mechanism results in a corresponding, relative movement of segments at the distal end of the mechanism.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Spindle assembly with mechanical fuse for surgical instruments

A spindle assembly of a surgical instrument includes a body and a cutter pin. The body has at least one wall forming first and second channels therein.
Covidien Lp

Access assembly for anterior and lateral spinal procedures

Briefly, the present invention is directed to methods and instrumentation for performing surgery on the spine along its lateral aspect (side) and generally by a lateral, anterior or an anterolateral surgical approach, such that the instruments enter the body from an approach that is other than posterior and make contact with the spine along its lateral aspect. The present invention provides for the entire surgical procedure to be performed through a relatively small incision and may be performed in either the thoracic or lumbar spine..
Integrity Implants, Inc.

Surgical device for use in endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ectr), endoscopic cubital tunnel release (ecutr), and endoscopic plantar fasciitis release (epfr)

A disposable, sterile guide constructed of medically-acceptable plastic used for compartmentalizing and therefore protecting the ligament or fascia during three different orthopedic surgical procedures: ectr, ecutr, and epfr. This device reduces the risk of damage to any other part of the surrounding anatomy.
Nanice Medical Solutions, Llc

Personal protective equipment and methods

Improved personal protective equipment facial wear including, in one embodiment, an at least partly adhesive mask, and one or more adhesive eye shields. In one implementation, the mask avoids significant contact with the delicate periorbital skin of the wearer, yet provides a substantially airtight seal so as to preclude moisture vapor transfer and “fogging” of eyeware or instruments.
Mdideafactory

Organic texture enhancement system with dampers for acoustic guitars and other stringed instruments

A sound resonator device for internal connection to a guitar or other musical instrument that has strings tensioned over a bridge piece. One embodiment of resonator includes a plurality of wound coils made of a harmonically predetermined (consistent or varying) thickness or gauge of metal wire secured to the instrument interior.

Four-dimensional path-adaptive anchoring for immersive virtual visualization systems

Embodiments include systems and methods for synthesizing, recording, performing and playing back visual music for virtual immersive video playback environments. Virtual music (vm) compositions can include 3d vm instruments, which can be controlled in a highly dynamic and expressive manner using human interface controllers.
Visual Music Systems, Inc.

Visual music synthesizer

Embodiments include systems and methods for synthesizing, recording, performing and playing back visual music for virtual immersive video playback environments. Virtual music (vm) compositions can include 3d vm instruments, which can be controlled in a highly dynamic and expressive manner using human interface controllers.
Visual Music Systems, Inc.

Generator for digitally generating electrical signal waveforms for electrosurgical and ultrasonic surgical instruments

Disclosed is a method of generating electrical signal waveforms by a generator. The generator includes a digital processing circuit, a memory circuit in communication with the digital processing circuit, the memory circuit defining a lookup table, a digital synthesis circuit in communication with the digital processing circuit and the memory circuit, and a digital-to-analog converter (dac) circuit.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Method of playing a domino game with multiple wagering instruments

A method of playing a domino game with multiple wagering instruments to enhance the excitement of the game and interaction between the players. The game is played as a typical domino game.

System and monitoring performance characteristics associated with user activities involving swinging instruments

Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to various components of a system for monitoring and/or tracking a user's performance during an activity involving an instrument that is swung. Exemplary embodiments can include a sensor module configured to be secured to the instrument.
Arccos Golf, Llc

Devices for rotating medical instruments and related systems and methods

Medical devices for rotating an elongate medical instrument can be used to remove, break up, clear, and/or eliminate obstructions within a lumen. Some medical devices for rotating an elongate medical instrument may include a coupling member for coupling the medical device to a secondary medical device.
Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

Implantable self-cleaning blood filters

A blood filter device having occlusion-resistant characteristics. The occlusion-resistant characteristics decrease the likelihood of the filter being blocked by thrombi.
Veosource Sa

Techniques for operating generator for digitally generating electrical signal waveforms and surgical instruments

Disclosed is a method of generating electrical signal waveforms by a generator. The generator includes a processor and a memory in communication with the processor.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Generator for digitally generating combined electrical signal waveforms for ultrasonic surgical instruments

Disclosed is a method of generating electrical signal waveforms by a generator. The method includes storing phase points of first and second digital electrical signal waveforms in first and second lookup tables.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Circuits for supplying isolated direct current (dc) voltage to surgical instruments

Provided is an apparatus, system, and method for managing radio frequency (rf) and ultrasonic signals output by a generator that includes a surgical instrument comprising an rf energy output and an ultrasonic energy output and a circuit configured to receive a combined rf and ultrasonic signal from the generator. The circuit may be configured to isolate a direct current (dc) voltage from the combined rf and ultrasonic signal.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Systems and methods for manipulating and/or installing a pedicle screw

A nested dilation tube assembly for enabling implantation of a spinal screw assembly into a vertebrae is provided. The dilation tube assembly includes a plurality of dilation tubes.
Alphatec Spine, Inc.

Trans-endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery port

Surgical access ports useful in minimally invasive surgical procedures are provided. The access ports comprise a cannula that defines a passageway for one or more surgical instruments through a tissue tract and a dome extending from the cannula to provide an expanded diameter for receiving one or more surgical instruments..
Tanam Medical Inc.

Access assembly for anterior and lateral spinal procedures

The present invention is directed to methods and instrumentation for performing surgery on the spine along its lateral aspect (side) and generally by a lateral, anterior or an anterolateral surgical approach, such that the instruments enter the body from an approach that is other than posterior and make contact with the spine along its lateral aspect. The present invention provides for the entire surgical procedure to be performed through a relatively small incision and may be performed in either the thoracic or lumbar spine..
Integrity Implants, Inc.

Firing system lockout arrangements for surgical instruments

Surgical end effectors and fastener cartridges having firing lockout arrangements for preventing or limit a firing stroke when a cartridge has not been operably installed in the end effector or a spent cartridge has not been replaced.. .
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Positioning device for use with surgical instruments

Devices and methods for positioning a surgical instrument are described herein. In one embodiment, a positioning device can include a base that can be placed against tissue and a shuttle including a lumen that can receive a surgical instrument.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc



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