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System and method for determining the market risk margin requirements associated with a credit default swap

Embedded hardware based system which provides real-time pre-trade risk assessments for multiple parties and method…

Leveraged instrument computer-implemented trade management system to provide long-term expected returns for daily…

Date/App# patent app List of recent Instruments-related patents
07/24/14
20140207652
 Method, apparatus and article-of-manufacture for managing and supporting initial public offerings and other financial issues patent thumbnailMethod, apparatus and article-of-manufacture for managing and supporting initial public offerings and other financial issues
The present invention relates generally to the field of computer-assisted business methods, and to system and articles-of-manufacture for implementing such methods. More particularly, the invention relates to computer-based methods, apparatus and articles-of-manufacture for supporting the coordination, communication, record-keeping, accounting, security and scheduling needs for the syndicate associated with an initial public offering (“ipo”) or other new financial issue.
07/24/14
20140207650
 System and method for determining the market risk margin requirements associated with a credit default swap patent thumbnailSystem and method for determining the market risk margin requirements associated with a credit default swap
A system and computer-implemented method for determining a margin requirement associated with a plurality of financial instruments within a portfolio is disclosed. The system and method implement steps and procedures for analyzing the portfolio including the plurality of financial instruments where analyzing further includes determining a first time-series of returns for the plurality of financial instruments, determining a second time-series of returns for the plurality of financial instruments where the second time-series occurs after the first time-series, and calculating the correlation between the first time-series of returns and the second time-series of returns.
07/24/14
20140207649
 Embedded hardware based system which provides real-time pre-trade risk assessments for multiple parties and method thereof patent thumbnailEmbedded hardware based system which provides real-time pre-trade risk assessments for multiple parties and method thereof
A risk assessment system and method are provided that may be implemented as an embedded hardware based system and method that provide real-time pre-trade risk assessments for multiple parties, in addition to real-time market data and trading connectivity to a variety of liquidity venues. The liquidity venues may include regulated exchanges, ecns and other financial institutions listing securities, options, futures, commodities, foreign exchange and other financial instruments..
07/24/14
20140207648
 Leveraged instrument computer-implemented trade management system to provide long-term expected returns for daily rebalance instruments, such as etfs or funds patent thumbnailLeveraged instrument computer-implemented trade management system to provide long-term expected returns for daily rebalance instruments, such as etfs or funds
A computer-implemented system enables performance of leveraged instruments, such as leveraged etfs, to track their design parameters for longer durations than currently possible. The computer-implemented method issues sells and buys of the leveraged instrument on a daily basis to return the instrument back to an expected value, and to credit or debit cash on a daily basis, such that a combination of the instrument position and the cash position taken together provides an actual return close to the theoretical stated return.
07/24/14
20140207646
 Enhanced system and method for managing financial market information patent thumbnailEnhanced system and method for managing financial market information
A system and method are provided for managing financial market information. According to certain embodiments, the system includes a computer having a memory, processor, and display.
07/24/14
20140207186
 Sealant delivery device for anastomotic stapler patent thumbnailSealant delivery device for anastomotic stapler
The present invention relates to surgical instruments and a method for applying an adhesive or sealant to an anastomosis site immediately prior and/or during anastomotic surgical stapling. The present invention further relates to surgical instruments, devices, and methods for applying sealant to a target tissue of a surgical site being anastomotically joined so as to prevent leakage..
07/24/14
20140207161
 Gripper pusher mechanism for tissue apposition systems patent thumbnailGripper pusher mechanism for tissue apposition systems
The invention provides devices, systems and methods for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites. The devices, systems and methods of the invention will find use in a variety of therapeutic procedures, including endovascular, minimally-invasive, and open surgical procedures, and can be used in various anatomical regions, including the abdomen, thorax, cardiovascular system, heart, intestinal tract, stomach, urinary tract, bladder, lung, and other organs, vessels, and tissues.
07/24/14
20140207135
 Electrosurgical instruments, electrosurgical device, and associated methods patent thumbnailElectrosurgical instruments, electrosurgical device, and associated methods
The present invention relates to an electrosurgical instrument and an electrosurgical device and related methods. According to the present invention, a water vapor which is formed during fusion is neutralized by a cooling fluid in order to prevent thermal damage of surrounding tissue..
07/24/14
20140207130
 Cryogenic balloon ablation instruments and systems patent thumbnailCryogenic balloon ablation instruments and systems
Cryogenic tissue ablation instruments for treating body tissue include an elongate flexible body with a proximal supply port for coupling with a pressurized coolant (e.g., liquid n2o), a supply lumen in fluid communication with the proximal supply port, and an expandable cryogenic balloon carried on a distal portion of the elongate body, the balloon having a wall defining an interior of the balloon. A dispersion member coupled to or otherwise formed out of a distal end portion of the elongate body has an interior lumen in fluid communication with or otherwise comprising a portion of the supply lumen, the dispersion member having one or more coolant dispersion apertures in fluid communication with the balloon interior and sized and located with respect to the balloon wall such that a pressurized flowable coolant in the supply lumen will enter the balloon interior through the one or more apertures in the form of a liquid spray that contacts and provides (through rapid evaporation) substantially uniform cooling of an interior wall surface of a treatment region of the balloon..
07/24/14
20140207100
 Hybrid cannula and methods for manufacturing the same patent thumbnailHybrid cannula and methods for manufacturing the same
A hybrid cannula may comprise a first portion formed from a first material, a second portion formed from a second material overmolded to the first portion, a third portion formed from a third material and a fourth portion formed from a fourth material overmolded to the third material. The third portion is coupled to the first portion.
07/24/14
20140207008
Devices, systems, and methods for visually depicting a vessel and evaluating treatment options
Devices, systems, and methods for visually depicting a vessel and evaluating treatment options are disclosed. In some instances, a method of evaluating a vessel of a patient includes moving a second instrument longitudinally through a vessel of the patient from a first position to a second position while maintaining a first instrument in a fixed longitudinal position with respect to the vessel; obtaining pressure measurements from the first and second instruments while the second instrument is moved longitudinally through the vessel; visually depicting the vessel on a display based on the obtained pressure measurements; and modifying the visual depiction of the vessel to simulate one or more treatment options.
07/24/14
20140206941
Systems and methods for surgical access to delicate tissues
Surgical instruments providing access to delicate tissue, such as brain tissue, through a transcutaneous channel. A surgical access assembly has a pin component removably fastened to a cannula component such that rotational forces are translated between the pin component and the cannula component.
07/24/14
20140206936
Side looking minimally invasive surgery instrument assembly
Two surgical instruments are inserted through a guide tube. The surgical instruments exit at an intermediate position of the guide tube and are oriented to be substantially parallel to the guide tube's longitudinal axis as they exit.
07/24/14
20140206260
Substance and related methods for cleaning instruments
Disclosed are substances and methods of cleaning musical instruments which are capable of abrading or removing dirt and grime from instrument surfaces or cracks. In one embodiment, the substance comprises a plastic flexible material mixed with at least one abrasive material.
07/24/14
20140202913
Sterilizable pouch for medical instruments
An improved sealable pouch has an interior volume for receiving products for sterilization and an integral, foldable flap sealable to the pouch to provide a fully enclosed interior volume. Included on one or more portions of the pouch are indicia, preferably at least a first and second spaced apart indicia, to aid in proper folding of the flap.
07/24/14
20140202320
Musical instrument device and method
Systems and methods for producing sounds in musical instruments are provided. In one approach, a musical instrument includes: a primary sound producing mechanism; a primary sound producing surface, wherein movement of the primary sound producing mechanism by a user causes the primary sound producing surface to produce a sound; a secondary device contacting the primary sound producing surface; and a controller operatively connected to the secondary device and configured to cause the secondary device to vibrate the primary sound producing surface to produce a sound by the musical instrument..
07/17/14
20140200994
Electronic platform based on computer network
This invention relates to a computer network system, as well as to the instruments and apparatuses allowing the execution of the related methods of operation, comprising a main server computer (10) connected to a communication network (20) to which a cdn (content delivery network) sub-system (70) of server computers is also connected for delivering multimedia contents, and a plurality of user client devices (40, 50, 60) capable to connect to the communication network (20), each user client device (40, 50, 60) being adapted to execute a browser software module (400) comprising temporary storage or caching mechanisms, the browser software module (400) being adapted to connect with a first interface software module (100) executed by the main server computer (10) for visiting a web site of a promotional campaign comprising one or more interactive graphic interfaces (3100; 3200), each interactive graphic interface comprising static data including said multimedia contents, one or more graphic elements (3210; 3230) each one of which is capable to stimulate users by delivering said multimedia contents, and one or more graphic components (4200) capable to receive interactions from the users, at least one product being offered by said at least one web site of said at least one promotional campaign at a price that is reduced starting from a starting price after the interactions from the users on the basis of the processing of a price function processing software module (120) executed by the main server computer (10), the first interface software module (100) causing said static data to be delivered to the browser software module (400) by the cdn sub-system (70) and a rendering of said one or more interactive graphic interfaces (3100; 3200) to be carried out by the browser software module (400) through said caching mechanisms.. .
07/17/14
20140200902
Customized patient-specific bone cutting blocks
A number of orthopaedic surgical instruments are disclosed. A method, apparatus, and system for fabricating such instruments are also disclosed..
07/17/14
20140200601
Curved clamp arm for use with ultrasonic surgical instruments
The present invention relates to ultrasonic surgical clamping instruments and, more particularly, to a curved clamp arm for use with ultrasonic surgical instruments that have an ultrasonically actuated blade that, in one case, is ultrasonically actuated to have motion in substantially a single plane. The curved clamp arm opens and closes with respect to the blade and also has a plane of curvature that is parallel to the plane of motion of the blade when the clamp arm is in the closed position, and not parallel to the plane of motion of the blade when the clamp arm is in the open position..
07/17/14
20140200569
Medical instruments and techniques for thermally-mediated therapies
A surgical instrument for thermally-mediated therapies in targeted tissue volumes and for causing thermal effects in polymer tissue-contacting members. In one embodiment, the instrument has a working end with an interior chamber that is supplied with a biocompatible liquid.
07/17/14
20140200453
Instrument including a movement sensor for determining the position of an anchoring mechanism.
An instrument defining instruments proximal and distal ends and positionable with respect to a body valve in the body of a living subject for implanting anchors into living tissue at a predetermined location relative to the body valve. The instrument includes a body.
07/17/14
20140200443
Devices, systems and methods for treating disorders of the ear, nose and throat
Sinusitis, mucocysts, tumors, infections, hearing disorders, choanal atresia, fractures and other disorders of the paranasal sinuses, eustachian tubes, lachrymal ducts and other ear, nose, throat and mouth structures are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches and, in many cases, flexible catheters as opposed to instruments having rigid shafts. Various diagnostic procedures and devices are used to perform imaging studies, mucus flow studies, air/gas flow studies, anatomic dimension studies and endoscopic studies.
07/17/14
20140196893
Equipment and methods for deploying line in a wellbore
Many wellbore service operations involve placing a line in the wellbore. The line may be used to transmit power to downhole tools, convey signals from downhole-measurement instruments, or both.
07/17/14
20140196591
Method and device for protection of musical instruments
Musical instrument protection devices are provided based a removable impact absorbing ring that shields the bell of a musical instrument. A continuous offset slit in the ring receives the bell of an instrument while minimally intruding on the sound of the instrument.
07/10/14
20140195971
Instrument controlling device and instrument controlling method
An instrument controlling device includes a storing portion that stores relationally parameter information, identification information that can identify, as a group, the selected plurality of instruments, and storage date and time information for when the parameter information was stored by the group unit. The instrument controlling device also includes a list displaying portion that displays a list of instruments, an information extracting portion that extracts, from the parameter information stored by the storing portion, the parameter information for the instruments belonging to the same group as an instrument that is indicated, when there has been an instruction to display history information of the parameter information corresponding to one of the instruments among the instruments displayed by the list displaying portion, and an information providing portion that provides, in a state that can be viewed by the user, the parameter information extracted by the parameter extracting portion..
07/10/14
20140195819
Bonding contents on separate storage media
Local storage on player instruments provides the ability for adding further amendments and most recent supplements to the optical disc content. A problem arising with this technically applicable possibility is the protection of copyrights bound to disc and supplement data.
07/10/14
20140195570
Bonding contents on separate storage media
Local storage on player instruments provides the ability for adding further amendments and most recent supplements to the optical disc content. A problem arising with this technically applicable possibility is the protection of copyrights bound to disc and supplement data.
07/10/14
20140195322
System for marketing campaign specification and secure digital coupon redemption
Product vendors are provided with a system for performing a marketing campaign to mobile communication device users, providing offers as instruments, such as digital coupons, to a selected group of users of the mobile communication devices and validating the integrity of the instruments. The invention has two phases: the selection of the components of the instrument from a menu provided by a social networking organization; and validating the instrument upon redemption from the product vendor.
07/10/14
20140194915
Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instruments with jaws having a parallel closure motion
Various embodiments are directed to a surgical instrument comprising, a shaft, and an end effector. The shaft may be coupled to the handle and may extend distally along a longitudinal axis.
07/10/14
20140194899
Articulated surgical instrument for performing minimally invasive surgery with enhanced dexterity and sensitivity
An articulated surgical instrument for enhancing the performance of minimally invasive surgical procedures. The instrument has a high degree of dexterity, low friction, low inertia and good force reflection.
07/10/14
20140194895
Surgical instruments having improved wear resistance, and methods of making the same
A surgical apparatus includes a cannula and a surgical instrument. The cannula includes a curved longitudinal axis along at least a portion of its length.
07/10/14
20140194884
Instruments for total knee arthroplasty
An instrument assembly for resecting a distal femur for receipt of a knee implant, comprising an intramedullary rod and resection instruments. A valgus portion of the intramedullary rod has series of engagement members positioned to provide a plurality of engagement positions for use in fixing the resection instruments on the valgus portion.
07/10/14
20140194776
Precision directed medical instruments
A system for delivering a medical instrument into a bodily cavity is provided, including an outer shaft having an aperture in a side wall thereof, wherein the aperture is provided at a distal portion of the outer shaft, an inner shaft positioned inside the outer shaft and having an inflatable balloon disposed at a distal portion thereof, and a needle member movably disposed in the outer shaft, wherein the needle member extends outwardly from the outer shaft through the aperture when the balloon is inflated.. .
07/10/14
20140193924
Instruments for monitoring electrostatic phenomena in reactors
Probes for monitoring electrostatic phenomena in challenging environments, such as fluidized bed reactors. These probes include a coated or uncoated static probe for measuring electric field and or particle charge state, an oscillatory electric field probe for measuring electric field, a chopped electric field probe for measuring electric field, and a radio-frequency antenna probe for detecting electrostatic discharges..
07/10/14
20140193298
Antimicrobial compositions and methods of use
In one aspect, compositions provide antimicrobial therapy as topical disinfectants. Particularly, one aspect relates to an alcohol containing antimicrobial composition that includes at least one paraben, a redox compound and an organic acid at a concentration of from about 1.5 percent to about 10 percent by weight, based on the total weight of the composition.
07/10/14
20140190526
Methods of using enzyme compositions
The present disclosure relates to compositions and methods for cleaning medical and dental instruments. The disclosed compositions are preferably non-foaming or generate low foam to allow visual inspection of the cleaning process as well as safe handling of the instruments.
07/10/14
20140190332
Device for muting the sound of a musical instrument
The present application is directed to a muting device for muting the sound of musical instruments such as wind instruments, and more particularly, flutes. The muting device is configured to mute the sound of a wind instrument by restricting the airflow through the blowhole of the wind instrument without changing the pitch of the sound produced by the wind instrument.
07/03/14
20140188705
Surcharge adverse sensitivity calculator
Apparatus and methods are provided for adjusting a transaction cost and/or a transaction cost recovery amount. The adjusting may be based on a comparison of historical usage of a first payment instrument relative to use of a second payment instrument.
07/03/14
20140188685
Electronic completion of cash versus futures basis trades
An electronic trading system is described herein. More specifically, the electronic trading system may relate to the substantially simultaneous trading of cash instruments and their related futures contracts for interest-rate related instruments.
07/03/14
20140188643
Transaction cost recovery for funds transfer
Apparatus and methods are provided for adjusting a transaction cost and/or a transaction cost recovery amount. The adjusting may be based on a comparison of historical usage of a first payment instrument relative to use of a second payment instrument.
07/03/14
20140188642
Point-of-sale ("pos") controller
Apparatus and methods are provided for adjusting a transaction cost and/or a transaction cost recovery amount. The adjusting may be based on a comparison of historical usage of a first payment instrument relative to use of a second payment instrument.
07/03/14
20140188231
Implant insertion tool for use in a surgical procedure to implant a stemless humeral component
A stemless humeral component for replacing the humeral head of a patient's humerus includes a support flange having a number of cantilevered legs extending distally away from a bottom surface thereof. Instruments and methods for surgically installing the stemless humeral component are also disclosed..
07/03/14
20140188182
Instruments and methods for manipulating vertebra
A method for manipulating a vertebra includes connecting a first bone anchor to a first vertebra, connecting a second bone anchor to a second bone anchor, positioning a spinal rod in a receiving member of the first bone anchor and in a receiving member of the second bone anchor, connecting a first instrument to the receiving member of the first bone anchor, and manipulating the first instrument to rotate first bone anchor and the first vertebra relative to the second vertebra.. .
07/03/14
20140188139
Osteotomy guide and method
Improved surgical instruments are provided including improved suture passers, improved drill guides for forming holes in bones adjacent a joint at locations referenced to the joint anatomy, and improved osteotomy guides.. .
07/03/14
20140188135
Bio-absorbable micro-clip and applicator for minimal access wound closure
The present disclosure includes a bio-absorbable wound closure clip for wound closure without crushing of the tissue being closed. The bio-absorbable wound closure clip can be used in minimal access surgery as well as on tissue, such as mucosal tissue, where tactile feedback is reduced.
07/03/14
20140188118
Instruments for minimally invasive surgery total knee arthroplasty
An anti-backout stylus comprising a stylus and a locking stylus holder. The locking stylus holder engages the stylus at a series of discrete positions during insertion of the stylus into the holder.
07/03/14
20140187914
Interventional or non-interventional instrument for use in an mri apparatus
An interventional or a non-interventional instrument like a catheter, a surgical device, a biopsy needle, a pointer, a stent or another invasive or non-invasive device, like a position marker, or a surface or local coil like a head coil is disclosed, wherein these instruments are provided with an mr-safe rf transmission line or cable (2, 3) for connecting the instrument with related rf transmit/mr receive units or other signal processing units for operating the instrument during an mr imaging or mr examination of an examination object. Basically, mr safety is obtained or increased by means of a plurality of fuses (6) which are serially connected into the transmission line or cable (2, 3)..
07/03/14
20140187866
Biopsy inlet valve
A valve apparatus device provides surgical instruments with sealable access to an inlet port of an endoscope instrument channel. The valve has a hollow body with a distal end that releasably attaches to the inlet port, and a flexible diaphragm seal dividing the body into a proximal chamber and a distal chamber.
07/03/14
20140182445
Pedal beating apparatus for musical instruments
A pedal beating apparatus for musical instruments comprises a pedal beating holder, an elevation adjustment tray and a clamp beam. The elevation adjustment tray is movable against the pedal beating holder and has an elevation difference curved surface.
06/26/14
20140180897
Systems and methods for multi-currency trading
A multi-currency interface: programmed or configured for limit orders in a customer currency for financial instruments traded in an exchange traded currency. A multi-currency interface programmed or configured for facilitating purchases of goods or services from an online merchant in multiple currencies..
06/26/14
20140180893
Methods and systems for generating a mid-point periodic mark pool tradeable index
A computerized method provides periodic mark trading of financial instruments on a computerized trading system having one or more server computers. The method comprises at least one of the server computers: receiving a communication from a customer computer on a trading date, the communication including at least one periodic mark limit order, including at least an amount and an indication of a mark time at which a price will be determined for the at least one periodic mark limit order, and placing the received at least one periodic mark limit order in a periodic mark pool; calculating a periodic mark price from non-periodic mark orders on the book of an fx ecn; matching the received periodic mark limit order with a compatible other periodic mark limit order in the periodic mark pool; after the mark time, executing the matched received periodic mark limit order at the calculated periodic mark price..
06/26/14
20140180601
Analysis system for analyzing biological samples with multiple operating environments
An analysis system for biological samples is disclosed that includes at least one analyzer with an analytical unit for analyzing the biological samples and an analyzer controller. The analysis system further includes an analyzer data management system (adms) operable for receiving a selection of an operating environment chosen from multiple operating environments.
06/26/14
20140180340
Device and accessories for limiting flexion
A device may be used to limit flexion of the spine without substantially limiting extension of the spine. Various accessories, instruments, and methods may be used to help deploy the flexion limiting device, manipulate, and adjust it..
06/26/14
20140180294
Surgical cutting block
Tools or other instruments can be used by a surgeon to complete an orthopedic procedure. One tool can include a reference block and a cutting block coupled to the reference block via an adjuster.
06/26/14
20140180015
Trocar cannula anchor and seal
A cannula assembly for use in laproscopic surgery includes a cannula having a proximal end for use in orientating the assembly into an abdominal cavity, a distal end for insertion into a patient, and a passage through which surgical instruments can be inserted. An expandable feature in the form of an anchor is located toward the distal end of the cannula and is selectively expandable and collapsible.
06/26/14
20140178158
Robotic instrument rack
The invention provides an improved robotic handler for multi-well plates. The handler comprises a vertical elevator with integral mounts for instruments used in cellular experiments.
06/26/14
20140175092
Collapsible hard case for surfboards and other large objects
A collapsible protective case for surfboards, musical instruments, or other large objects, including a housing having a rigid, impact-resistant outer surface, the housing being formed from a multiplicity of adjoining subsections that are selectively configurable between expanded and intermediate transport positions and a collapsed storage position.. .
06/19/14
20140172671
System and method for identification of quasi-fungible goods and services, and financial instruments based thereon
A machine for determining and creating underlying instruments for products and managing inventory, including a system and method including selecting a reference item, selecting a specification of the reference item, evaluating the specification against alternatives to the reference item, determining interchangeability between the reference item and alternatives based on evaluating of the specification in relation to alternatives, where determining of interchangeability is based on or includes determining at least one of quasi-fungibility and quasi-anti-fungibility. The machine and the said system and method further includes forming at least one set based on the determined interchangeability and determining or creating a product or managing an inventory based on or including at least one of the set and at least one member of the set.
06/19/14
20140172670
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.
06/19/14
20140172533
Loyalty account identification
Using identifiers on user payment instruments to identify user loyalty accounts comprises a method to store a loyalty account list associated with a user, the loyalty account list comprising one or more user loyalty accounts; associate an identifier with the loyalty account list; receive information identifying a user loyalty account associated with a merchant, the information comprising an account number for the user loyalty account and an identity of the merchant; associate the user loyalty account with the loyalty account list; receive a request for information identifying a user loyalty account associated with a merchant, the request comprising the identifier received by the merchant from a user payment instrument and an identity of the merchant; determine the user loyalty account associated with the merchant; and provide the information identifying a user loyalty account associated with a merchant.. .
06/19/14
20140172323
System of systems for monitoring greenhouse gas fluxes
A system of systems to monitor data for carbon flux, for example, at scales capable of managing regional net carbon flux and pricing carbon financial instruments is disclosed. The system of systems can monitor carbon flux in forests, soils, agricultural areas, body of waters, flue gases, and the like.
06/19/14
20140172322
Anti-terrorism water quality monitoring system
An anti-terrorism water quality monitoring system for continuously monitoring a potable water treatment system and related potable water distribution network that provides potable water to a municipality, city, housing development or other potable water consumer. The system includes the collection of data from the water distribution system and from the water treatment facility and from advanced separation processes which are integrated into analytical instruments.
06/19/14
20140172109
Instruments for reorienting vertebral bones for the treatment of scoliosis
An orthopedic device set, including: a plurality of intervertebral spacer elements, each spacer element having a different axial thickness from each other element, the axial thicknesses being selected to increase by an increment from one element to another; and an instrument for holding ones of the intervertebral spacer elements, the instrument comprising a shaft having a distal end, a selectively grasping subassembly for alternatively rigidly holding each spacer element at the distal end so that the spacer element cannot move relative to the instrument, and releasing the spacer element.. .
06/19/14
20140172006
System for facilitating transcatheter aortic valve procedures using femoral access
A device for facilitating use of instruments disposed through an aortic arch includes an embolic deflector having a first surface positionable in contact with a wall of an aortic arch such that a porous barrier portion of the embolic deflector covers ostia of at least the brachiocephalic and left common carotid arteries. A second surface is disposed on an opposite face from the first surface.
06/19/14
20140171924
Method for improving the wear resistance of dyed surgical instruments
The present invention relates to a method for improving the wear resistance of dyed surgical instruments having a vacuum-resistant material as the main body which, over the course of a vacuum coating step, is coated with a thin layer of titanium, and the coated surface is subjected to anodic oxidation. The method is characterized in that, over the course of the vacuum coating step, prior to coating with the layer of titanium, at least parts of the main body are coated with a layer of hard material which improves the wear protection..
06/19/14
20140171746
Port device including retractable endoscope cleaner
A surgical apparatus includes a housing member having leading and trailing ends that define a longitudinal axis. One or more ports longitudinally extend between the leading and trailing ends, and are configured and adapted to receive a surgical instrument therein in a substantially sealed relation.
06/19/14
20140171745
Single port device including selectively closeable openings
A surgical port includes a port body having a lumen extending therethrough and a plate having an opening. The port body may be made from foam.
06/19/14
20140170592
Tray system and method of preparing a customized information sheet
The invention discloses a tray system and a method for preparing such tray system. The tray system including a tray with a base having holding arrangements for holding implant components, instruments and/or instrument holders, at least a first and a second information sheet which both are adapted to be independently removably arranged on said base of said tray.
06/19/14
20140169599
Ear to ear communication using bluetooth low energy transport
Disclosed in some examples are systems, methods, and machine readable media which allows for hearing instruments to be in a piconet with each other while being connectable as a slave to another device such as a smart phone when it comes within range. In some examples to accomplish this, one or both of the connected hearing aids may send connectable advertisements while connected with each other in the piconet by time multiplexing the advertisements between connection events..
06/19/14
20140167943
Wireless programmable cluster
A disclosed instrument cluster assembly for a motor vehicle includes a plurality of instruments for displaying information indicative of a vehicle operating parameter, at least one memory device for storing data utilized for generating information indicative of vehicle operating parameters and a controller in communication with the plurality instruments and the at least one memory device for controlling operation and display of information indicative of the vehicle operating parameter. A wireless communication device is included and is in communication with both the controller and memory device for receiving data through a wireless connection that is utilized by one of the controller and the at least one memory device for generating information indicative of vehicle operating parameters..


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