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 Wirelessly connected laboratory patent thumbnailnew patent Wirelessly connected laboratory
Scientific instruments can be network-enabled by adding a wireless communication capability to the computers associated with those scientific instruments. Through this wireless communication capability, the scientific data acquired by a scientific instrument and metadata about that scientific data can be wirelessly transferred from the instrument-associated computer to a data hub.
Flowjo, Llc


 Measuring instrument, electrical resistance elements and measuring system for measuring time-variable magnetic fields or field gradients patent thumbnailnew patent Measuring instrument, electrical resistance elements and measuring system for measuring time-variable magnetic fields or field gradients
A measuring instrument for time-variable magnetix fluxes, or flux gradients, to electrical resistance elements, and a measuring system comprising a measuring instrument or electrical resistance element. The core component of the measuring instrument is a flux transformer composed of a base material which has a phase transition to the superconducting state.
Forschungszentrum Juelich Gmbh


 A detachable electrodynamic sound pickup and amplification system, with a removable mounting plate and self-adhesive cabling patent thumbnailnew patent A detachable electrodynamic sound pickup and amplification system, with a removable mounting plate and self-adhesive cabling
A detachable electrodynamic sound pickup and amplification system, with a removable mounting plate and self-adhesive cabling, for classical string instruments and other musical instruments having electrically conductive strings, whose operation is based on the voltage generated in the electrically conductive strings of the instrument when they move three-dimensionally within a suitably shaped magnetic field. The sliding, removable mounting plate (3) with magnets (2) is clamped to the end of the fingerboard (11) of the instrument by use of a clip (19), and electrical connections are possible through self-adhesive connectors so that after removal of the mounting plate (3) and the remaining parts of the system, the instrument remains intact, without the slightest indication of any kind of aesthetic or constructional alteration..

 System and  conducting web-based financial transactions in capital markets patent thumbnailnew patent System and conducting web-based financial transactions in capital markets
The present invention provides a system and method that enables users, such as institutional investors and financial institutions, to interactively engage in capital market transactions, including the trading of over-the-counter financial products, via the internet (including the world wide web). The system includes a variety of servers, applications, and interfaces that enable users to interactively communicate and trade financial instruments among one another.
Integral Development , Inc.


 Commodities trading platform patent thumbnailnew patent Commodities trading platform
Methods and systems described herein use metadata to define, detect, and execute arbitrage opportunities between a commodity at origin and one delivered to a destination (i.e., transportation spreads), and also between refining spreads. Systems and methods described herein lock in profits between an underlying cash market and a futures contract, a currency market, a freight market, a dark pool, other financial instruments or another commodity market.

 System for counseling employees and employers with regard to employer benefits patent thumbnailnew patent System for counseling employees and employers with regard to employer benefits
A system for counseling employees and employers with regard to employer benefits. The system has a processor with associated memory storage device and a computer display operatively connected thereto.
Employee Network, Inc.


 Automatically generated test diagram patent thumbnailnew patent Automatically generated test diagram
A method of operating a data processing system to generate a diagram indicative of an experimental setup includes a device to be tested (dut) and a plurality of test instruments is disclosed. The method includes detecting a first test instrument that is connected to the data processing system and determining connection points to the first test instrument.
Keysight Technologies, Inc.


 Apparatus for optical detection of bio-contaminants patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus for optical detection of bio-contaminants
A method for optical detection of residual soil on articles (such as medical instruments and equipment), after completion of a washing or a rinsing operation by a washer. A soil detection system provides an indication of soil on the articles by detecting luminescent radiation emanating from the soil in the presence of ambient light..
Institut National D'optique / National Optics Institute


 Adaptive instrument kinematic model optimization for optical shape sensed instruments patent thumbnailnew patent Adaptive instrument kinematic model optimization for optical shape sensed instruments
A shape sensing system includes a processor (303) coupled to a memory storage device (116) a predictive model module (150) is stored in the memory storage device and is configured to receive shape sensing measurements and predict next shape sensing measurements based upon current state data for a shape sensing enabled device. The predictive model module includes a kalman filter (326) and a reference model (306).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


 Detonation command and control patent thumbnailnew patent Detonation command and control
The detonation of one or more explosive charges and propellant charges by a detonator in response to a fire control signal from a command and control system comprised of a command center and instrumentation center with a communications link therebetween. The fire control signal is selectively provided to the detonator from the instrumentation center if plural detonation control switches at the command center are in a fire authorization status, and instruments, and one or more interlocks, if included, are in a ready for firing status.
Los Alamos National Security, Llc


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Using a combination of a perforating gun with an inflatable to complete multiple zones in a single trip

A one trip system for perforating and fracking multiple intervals uses a releasable barrier. The barrier can be an inflatable.
Baker Hughes Incorporated

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Instrumental gas mattress and instrumental bag assembly

An instrumental gas mattress uses gas to buffer outside impact so as to prevent damage to the instrument. The entire weight is greatly reduced to 7 to 10 kg compared to the conventional bag assembly with using polyurethane foam.

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Neurosurgical instruments

A catheter assembly for insertion into the brain. The assembly comprises a first length of tubing made of a first material.
Renishaw (ireland) Limited

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Trocar surgical seal

A trocar surgical seal or surgical access device is provided. The trocar surgical seal comprises first and second supports coupled together by a film passageway.
Applied Medical Resources Corporation

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Ultrasonic surgical instruments with distally positioned jaw assemblies

Surgical instruments including a shaft, a jaw assembly and an ultrasonic assembly are disclosed. The shaft may extend along a shaft axis.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

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Surgical instruments and devices and methods facilitating the manufacture of the same

An assembly tool for facilitating assembly of a surgical instrument includes a handle, a neck extending from the handle, and a portion of or an entire pivot pin engaged with the neck via a frangible connection. The pivot pin is engagable with the surgical instrument.
Covidien Lp

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Surgical instruments including components and features facilitating the assembly and manufacturing thereof

A surgical instrument includes a shell having a housing and a shaft. The shell including first and second shell components configured to engage one another to form the shell, each of which is monolithically formed to include a housing portion and a shaft portion.
Covidien Lp

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Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staples sizes

A surgical stapling apparatus includes a staple cartridge and an anvil member. The staple cartridge includes a plurality of surgical fasteners disposed in rows of retention slots.
Covidien Lp

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Tissue wound closure device and applicator instrument

Novel tissue wound closure devices and applicator instruments are disclosed. The tissue wound closure devices have a filament or strap and a capture device that locks the filament or strap in place after application to approximate a wound in tissue.
Ethicon, Inc.

Parallel testing of multiple optical fibers

A method of concurrently testing a plurality of transmission mediums, using a testing device incorporating at least one processor and a single test program that allows a user to view multiple instruments as a single instrument with multiple input and output ports, includes setting up a plurality of instrument functions to perform tests on the plurality of transmission mediums using the single test program, and concurrently performing tests on the plurality of transmission mediums using the plurality of instrument functions.. .
Afl Telecommunications Llc

Device and improving the sound of musical instruments

A device for improving the sound quality of an acoustic musical instrument made of wood provided with a plurality of metallic strings comprises a hollow casing adapted to be placed above the strings of the instrument, a generation circuit housed in the hollow casing for generating an electromagnetic field, a plurality of emitting elements hosed in the hollow casing and connected to the generation circuit to direct the electromagnetic field toward the strings of the instrument, wherein the hollow casing is provided with coupling elements to be mounted on the instrument at a predetermined distance from the strings such as to maintain the emitting elements raised from the strings to induce, without contact, independent vibration thereof by means of the electromagnetic field.. .

Dynamic and accretive composition of patient engagement instruments for personalized plan generation

instruments of determined level of self-efficacy may be chosen dynamically for customized patient engagement, e.g., based on a patient's latent adherence trait estimated from lifestyle and other clinical data. Customization points in care plans may be identified, e.g., by monitoring an accumulative change in the patient's health literacy level.
International Business Machines Corporation

Dynamic and accretive composition of patient engagement instruments for personalized plan generation

instruments of determined level of self-efficacy may be chosen dynamically for customized patient engagement, e.g., based on a patient's latent adherence trait estimated from lifestyle and other clinical data. Customization points in care plans may be identified, e.g., by monitoring an accumulative change in the patient's health literacy level.
International Business Machines Corporation

Method, apparatus and system for registering, photographing, tracking and managing surgical instruments and equipment

A method, apparatus and system for registering, photographing, tracking and managing surgical instruments and equipment by multiple users. An integrated check-in & check-out station is provided to check medical equipment into a health care facility, take photos, provide labels, and create a cloud based record of the equipment delivered, including photo(s) of equipment checked in.

Re-calibration of instruments

A pressure differential meter (13) measures and the volume flow rate of a liquid (6) and a coriolis meter (14) monitors the density of the liquid (6). When the density as monitored by the coriolis meter (14) indicates that density is reaching the range limit of the pressure differential meter (13), the pressure differential meter (13) is re-calibrated..
Mezurx Pty Ltd

Epocket (electronic pocket)

An accessory for laptops, tablets or other electronic devices which has an upper section assembled with a flap opening comprising of a polymer vinyl transparent element joined to a fabric element. The upper section is positioned around the top edge the of the display assembly allowing display visibility via approximately a small width of the vinyl transparent element.

Work vehicle

A work vehicle includes a plurality of hybrid instruments, a cooling medium circuit, a radiator, a fan, a variable mechanism, a plurality of sensors, and a fan control unit. The cooling medium circuit communicates with the plurality of hybrid instruments to cause a cooling medium for cooling the plurality of hybrid instruments to circulate through the hybrid instruments.
Komatsu Ltd.

Method and maintenance of surgical instruments

A maintenance machine particularly well-suited for servicing tools such as surgical instruments includes a base, a plurality of stations, and an adjustable tool platform. The stations each include respective servicing wheels that can include any of a variety of known servicing wheels, such as polishing and sharpening wheels.

Adaptable integrated energy control system for electrosurgical tools in robotic surgical systems

A teleoperated surgical system may comprise a plurality of teleoperated surgical instruments; a user input device; and a controller operably coupled to the user input device and to the plurality of surgical instruments. The user input device may be configured to transmit an activation command to cause activation of a function of a first one of the plurality of surgical instruments in response to input at the user input device, the function being supported by remote-control supply equipment.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Surgical instruments and methods for performing tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, and other surgical procedures

A surgical instrument includes a housing, a shaft extending from the housing, and end effector, a drive plate, and a knife member. The shaft defines a rectangular configuration.
Covidien Lp

Surgical instruments and methods for performing tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, and other surgical procedures

A surgical instrument includes a housing, a shaft extending therefrom and supporting an end effector, a knife, and a trigger assembly. The knife is configured to translate between retracted and extended positions.
Covidien Lp

Surgical instruments and methods for performing tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, and other surgical procedures

A surgical instrument includes a housing, a shaft extending therefrom, an end effector assembly supported by the shaft, a movable handle, and a drive assembly. The drive assembly includes a translatable drive member for actuating the end effector assembly, and a torsion spring including first and second legs.
Covidien Lp

Instruments, improving hair transplantation

instruments, systems and methods are provided for efficient loading, indexing and replacement of cartridges for storing, for example, hair grafts. In addition, an improved urging mechanism for expelling hair grafts from a receptacle of a storage cartridge is provided, as well as a method of its operation.
Restoration Robotics, Inc.

Surgical instruments and methods for performing tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, and other surgical procedures

An end effector assembly for a surgical instrument includes first and second jaw members, each including a jaw frame, spacer, electrically-conductive plate, and outer housing. The jaw frame includes at least one proximal flange and a distal jaw support extending distally therefrom.
Covidien Lp

Surgical instruments and methods for performing tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, and other surgical procedures

A surgical instrument includes a housing having a barrel defining an axis and a fixed handle extending from the barrel. The barrel includes at least one elongated indentation and the fixed handle defines a waist.
Covidien Lp

Punch instrument

Punch instruments (5) are provided in some embodiments for cutting tissue in a resected proximal tibia. Such instruments can include an elongate handle (10) and a cutting head (20) disposed at the distal end of the elongate handle (10).
Zimmer, Inc.

Applicator instruments having end caps with gripping features

An applicator instrument for dispensing surgical fasteners includes a housing having an actuator, a shaft extending from the housing, and an end cap secured to a distal end of the shaft. The end cap has a bottom side, a top side, a lower distal edge adjacent the bottom side, and an end face that slopes upwardly and proximally from the lower distal edge to the top side of the end cap.
Ethicon, Inc.

Suture passer and tissue repair

instruments and methods for passing suture in tissue repair and other surgical procedures are disclosed.. .
Arthrex, Inc.

Device, method and system of pricing financial instruments

Some demonstrative embodiments include methods, devices and systems of pricing financial instruments. In one embodiment, a pricing module may be configured to receive first input data corresponding to at least one parameter defining a first option on an underlying asset and second input data corresponding to at least one current market condition relating to said underlying asset, and, based on said first and second input data, to determine a price of the first option according to a volatility smile satisfying a first criterion relating to a sum of a first correction corresponding to the first option and a second correction corresponding to a second option representing a position opposite to a position of a the first option and having substantially a same absolute delta value as the first option, wherein the first correction relates to a difference between a theoretical price of the first option and the price of the first option according to the volatility smile, and wherein the second correction relates to a difference between a theoretical price of the second option and the price of the second option according to the volatility smile.
Super Derivatives, Inc.

Method and system of self-imposing a financial penalty for purchasing comestibles containing nutritional content not in compliance with user pre-defined nutritional content guidelines

A system and method are provided herein for self-imposing a financial penalty for purchasing comestibles containing nutritional content not in compliance with user pre-defined nutritional content guidelines. One or more user pre-defined nutritional content guidelines and one or more user pre-defined target accounts are stored and associated with one or more financial transaction instruments of the user.
Mastercard International Incorporated

System and calibrating and characterising instruments for temperature measurement by telemetry

The invention relates to a more accurate system for calibration and/or characterization of temperature measurement instruments by telemetry, involving a reference unit with thermal gradient defined by a disc with thermal gradient, comprising at least one concentric heat diffuser metal ring, with temperature sensors that generate a staggered radial temperature profile mechanically linked with a cavity of a black body, housed in an electric furnace to produce and control the temperature thereof; a method for calibration of instruments for measuring temperature by telemetry; using a measurement subsystem for calibration of temperature measurement by telemetry, disposed opposite at least one said furnaces, consisting of a platform with longitudinal graduated scale as an indicator of distance, which is adapted to mount pattern equipment and the equipment to be calibrated; a pc, in which temperature readings of the reference ring system with thermal gradient of the cylindrical cavity of black body and, reference pattern equipment with traceability, are feed to obtain a temperature profile that allows, through a specialized mathematical calculation program based on comparisons, calibrate and/or characterize the temperature measuring instruments by telemetry.. .

Protective packaging box

The invention concerns a protective sleeve (1) for objects (10, 10a, 10b, 10c), e.g., for packaging of knives, saws, tongs, or operating instruments or the like, each exhibiting a rear handle or grip area in the manner of a non-protective area (15) and a front hazard area (11) to be protected against grasping which is insertable into the front side opening (4) open at least on one side of the protective sleeve (1, 1a, 1b, 1c) and is surrounded there by a receiving space (2, 3, 8), wherein the protective sleeve (1, 1a-1c) exhibits at least one restraining area (5), which secures the inserted object (10, 10a, 10, 10c) against longitudinal movement in the protective sleeve and is elastically deformable and to be opened by manual force.. .
Rose Plastic Ag

Customized patient-specific revision surgical instruments and method

A method of fabricating a customized patient-specific guide block is disclosed. The method includes generating a image of a patient's bony anatomy and an implanted prosthetic component secured to the patient's bony anatomy, identifying landmarks on the patient's bony anatomy and the prosthetic component, selecting a revision surgical instrument based the image and the landmarks, and manufacturing the customized patient-specific guide block including a customized prosthesis-specific negative contour shaped to match a corresponding contour of the implanted prosthetic component..
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc

Orthopedic anchor assembly

In an exemplary embodiment, the present invention provides an anchor assembly that can be used for the fixation or fastening of orthopedic devices or instruments to bone tissue. In particular, the present invention preferably provides a variable angle or fixed angle anchor assembly that is able to securely connect the orthopedic device to bone tissue even when there is a variance in the angle and position of the assembly with respect to the device.
Globus Medical, Inc.

Methods and instruments for forming a posterior knee portal and for inserting a cannula

A specialized obturator that has a curved configuration designed specifically for entry through the anterior joint and out the back of the knee in the ideal position for a posterior portal. The curved obturator is shaped to avoid intact knee ligaments and femoral condyles.
Arthrex, Inc.

Sample collection devices and associated systems and methods

A sample collection apparatus or device, various abrasive devices or components, and methods for their use, are provided for collecting samples from within a mammalian body. Tissue collection and sample preparation is the gold standard in cytology.
Northwestern University

Apparatus for the calibration of optical measuring instruments

An apparatus for the calibration of optical measuring instruments with a carrier includes a calibration body having a glass body which has at least one scattering element, wherein the scattering element is completely surrounded by the glass body, and wherein a degree of transmission of the scattering element and of the glass body differ from one another.. .
Byk-gardner Gmbh

Clip-on affixable light source

A clip-on light source is provided that is suited for use with medical instruments. The device comprises a light source housing that is rotatably affixed to a spring biased clip.

Multi stage scroll vacuum pumps and related scroll devices

A multi-stage vacuum pump, expander, or compressor, that incorporates one or more stages of a fixed scroll(s) and orbiting scroll(s) that operates simultaneously. The motor drives the orbiting scroll(s) within the structure, and the various fixed and orbiting scrolls are arranged for either parallel generation of a vacuum or high pressure gas, or arranged in series for generating of a significantly high vacuum or gaseous pressure, or a combination of parallel arranged and series arranged fixed and orbiting scrolls may be embodied within the structure, operated by a single motor means, in order to attain the high efficiencies of operation as a vacuum pump, or a gaseous compressor, during its functioning.

Automobiles, automobile instruments, and user interfaces for controlling automobile equipment

Automobiles, automobile instruments, and user interfaces for controlling automobile equipment are provided. A user interface for controlling automobile equipment includes a circuit board accommodating an encoder circuit.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Medical device treatment

An ultraviolet illuminator for providing a cleaning treatment to a medical device is disclosed. The ultraviolet illuminator can include an ultraviolet cleaning treatment system that operates in conjunction with at least one ultraviolet radiation source and sensor to clean surfaces of a medical device for purposes of disinfection, sterilization, and/or sanitization.
Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.

Plastically deformable inter-osseous device

Described here are deformable, monolithic, stabilization implants suitable for use within bone and between bones to fuse vertebral bodies, to repair herniated discs, or to repair spinal compression fractures. The implants are introduced into a chosen site at a first, smaller height and then plastically deformed to achieve a second, but unique, pre-selected, larger height.
Spine Wave, Inc.

Integrated magneto-optic modulator/compensator system, methods of making, and methods of using the same

Described herein is an integrated faraday modulator and faraday compensator (ifmc) system. Further described are methods of making an ifmc system, methods of customizing an ifmc system for a specific application, and methods of optimizing an ifmc system for a specific application.
The University Of Toledo

Heater for surgical viewing instruments

A system and associated method are used for warming an endoscope, laparoscope, or other such instrument to minimize fogging. A flexible pad has a length, a width and a periphery for wrapping around the instrument.



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