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Transforming cloud service measurements into anonymized extramural business rankings

Oracle International

Transforming cloud service measurements into anonymized extramural business rankings

Computing systems and computer-implemented methods for use with interest rate swap future instruments

Nasdaq Omx Group

Computing systems and computer-implemented methods for use with interest rate swap future instruments

Computing systems and computer-implemented methods for use with interest rate swap future instruments

U.s.a. As Represented By Administrator Of National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Method for ground-to-satellite laser calibration system

Date/App# patent app List of recent Instruments-related patents
04/16/15
20150106768
 Three dimensional user interface effects on a display by using properties of motion patent thumbnailThree dimensional user interface effects on a display by using properties of motion
The techniques disclosed herein use a compass, mems accelerometer, gps module, and mems gyrometer to infer a frame of reference for a hand-held device. This can provide a true frenet frame, i.e., x- and y-vectors for the display, and also a z-vector that points perpendicularly to the display.
Apple Inc.
04/16/15
20150106499
 Transforming cloud service measurements into anonymized extramural business rankings patent thumbnailTransforming cloud service measurements into anonymized extramural business rankings
A method, system, and computer program product for computing cloud services. A method commences upon invocation of instrumentation configured to monitor a plurality of applications running in a cloud environment.
Oracle International Corporation
04/16/15
20150106250
 Computing systems and computer-implemented methods for use with interest rate swap future instruments patent thumbnailComputing systems and computer-implemented methods for use with interest rate swap future instruments
A network architecture may include an exchange computing system, clearinghouse computing system, and trading terminals. The exchange computing system, clearinghouse computing system, and trading terminals may facilitate the trading of contracts in interest rate swap (irs) futures contracts.
The Nasdaq Omx Group, Inc.
04/16/15
20150106047
 Method for ground-to-satellite laser calibration system patent thumbnailMethod for ground-to-satellite laser calibration system
The present invention comprises an approach for calibrating the sensitivity to polarization, optics degradation, spectral and stray light response functions of instruments on orbit. The concept is based on using an accurate ground-based laser system, ground-to-space laser calibration (gslc), transmitting laser light to instrument on orbit during nighttime substantially clear-sky conditions.
U.s.a. As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration
04/16/15
20150105804
 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.
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
04/16/15
20150105696
 Instruments, methods and systems for harvesting and implanting graft materials patent thumbnailInstruments, methods and systems for harvesting and implanting graft materials
Exemplary embodiments are directed to instruments, methods and systems for harvesting and implanting graft materials, including instruments for capturing a surface topography of an anatomical location, instruments for defining an implant region, and graft harvesting devices. Exemplary embodiments are also directed to methods for capturing a surface topography of an anatomical location, methods for defining an implant region, and methods for harvesting a donor plug.
Accelerated Orthopedic Technologies, Inc.
04/16/15
20150105629
 System and  multi-instrument surgical access patent thumbnailSystem and multi-instrument surgical access
A system for performing multi-tool minimally invasive medical procedures through a single instrument port in a body cavity includes a pair of steerable tool cannulas extending from a rigid tube that is supported by an operating room fixture. The rigid tube is extendable through an incision to position distal ends of the rigid tube and tool cannulas within a body cavity.
Transenterix Surgical, Inc.
04/16/15
20150105628
 Seal anchor with non-parallel lumens patent thumbnailSeal anchor with non-parallel lumens
A seal anchor member defines a housing defining a longitudinal axis, the housing having leading and trailing ends, and including a plurality of lumens extending between the leading and trailing ends, each lumen being adapted for substantially sealed reception of an object therein and defining a longitudinal axis, wherein at least two of the lumens define longitudinal axes that are non-parallel to facilitate angled, at-rest placement of multiple instruments within the seal anchor member.. .
Covidien Lp
04/16/15
20150105626
 Port device including retractable endoscope cleaner patent thumbnailPort 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.
Covidien Lp
04/16/15
20150105624
 Surgical access system and related methods patent thumbnailSurgical access system and related methods
A surgical access system and related methods which involve the ability to minimally invasively provide an operative corridor to a disk space while simultaneously providing the ability to distract the disk space. The access system comprises a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue retraction assembly.
Nuvasive, Inc.
04/16/15
20150104826

Devices and cartridges for extracting bio-sample regions and molecules of interest


Methods, devices, and systems for integrating extraction and purification of bio-sample regions and materials with patient analysis, diagnosis, follow up, and treatment. The invention provides a means to insert disclosed substrates, cartridges, and cartridge-processing instrument or instruments into a standard clinic or pathology laboratory workflow.
Xmd, Llc
04/16/15
20150104796

System comprising at least two laboratory instruments for instrument-controlled handling of a partial problem in a treatment process containing treatments of at least one laboratory sample, laboratory instrument and method


The invention relates to a laboratory instrument for the instrument-controlled handling of a partial problem in a treatment process which contains treatments of at least one laboratory sample. The invention moreover relates to a system containing a plurality of such laboratory instruments, wherein the system serves for the instrument-controlled handling of a problem containing a plurality of these partial problems in the treatment process of at least one laboratory sample.
Eppendorf Ag
04/16/15
20150104085

Method and system for ranking instruments


A system including or receiving information regarding the geometry of a patient can be used to identify possible or appropriate instruments for a patient. Instruments can include pacing and defibrillation leads.
Medtronic, Inc.
04/16/15
20150103685

Placed wireless instruments for predicting quality of service


A system determines wireless network performance. A wireless instrument is configured to send, receive and measure received wireless signals in a monitored area.
Greenlee Textron, Inc.
04/16/15
20150102940

Methods and apparatus relating to measurement instruments


Methods and apparatus are for storing and retrieving data related to the installation, service, repair or performance of an industrial flow meter or other measurement instrument. Methods and apparatus are also for other processes associated with measurement instruments..
Abb Limited
04/16/15
20150102081

Writing instrument carrying system


A writing instrument carrying system includes: a number of writing instruments and a carrying component with a flexible base to be adorned about a human torso and sequential, elongated receiving quivers, for holding a plurality of writing instruments, one in each. The quivers have a central axis along its elongated dimension and a largest cross section measured at a right angle to the central axis that is at least 20% greater than a maximum width of a writing instrument contained therein..
04/16/15
20150101947

Container for housing optical instruments


A container for housing optical instruments is described. The container includes a case having an interior surface shaped to define a container cavity for holding an optical instrument.
04/09/15
20150100679

Web application monitoring verification


Gathering web application analytic information. A proxy requests an application resource from a web application, on behalf of a client.
Microsoft Corporation
04/09/15
20150100095

Bone plates, screws and instruments


Systems for trauma and/or joint fusion implants and instruments include transarticular screw and intra-articular washer, polyaxial screw and plate, single- and multi-level polyaxial bone clamps, and minimally invasive adaptations.. .
Osteomed Llc
04/09/15
20150100060

Acetabular cup insertion instruments


An acetabular cup shell insertion system is provided for a shell having a threaded central opening and a part-spherical inner surface. The system includes an impactor having a strike plate at a first end and a first connection element at a second end.
Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
04/09/15
20150099938

Methods and devices for providing access into a body cavity


Methods and devices are provided for providing surgical access into a body cavity. In one embodiment, a surgical access device is provided that includes a housing coupled to a retractor.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
04/09/15
20150099669

Mass spectrometry imaging of glycans from tissue sections and improved analyte detection methods


The presently disclosed subject matter provides methods using mass spectrometry for direct profiling of n-linked glycans from a biological sample. In addition, the embodiments of the present invention also disclose novel methods, known as targeted analyte detection (tad), for improving the detection limit of maldi-ms.
The Johns Hopkins University
04/09/15
20150096475

System and methods for providing protective coverage of an operational surface


The present invention relates generally to a system and methods for providing protective coverage of an operational surface and any items that may be on the surface. Certain embodiments of the system may be used to help to maintain the sterility of a surface and the items on the surface.
04/02/15
20150095262

Computing environment for social impact investing


Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a computing environment for social impact investing. The computing environment can be programmed and/or configured to provide a platform for user of the environment to contribute to social impact investment instruments as investors, payors, service providers, and/or creators of social impact investment instruments, such as social impact bonds..
04/02/15
20150095213

System and remote production of financial instruments


Financial instruments are produced at a remote location by a 3d printer. In one embodiment, a request is made for a financial instrument, such as a prepaid gift instrument, by user system(s) at the remote location(s).
The Western Union Company
04/02/15
20150094976

Calibration of aircraft instruments using a laser sensor


A method for correcting an ambient pressure measurement, a method for calculating a temperature, and an apparatus for affecting the same for an aircraft measuring system are provided. The methods include the steps of receiving an airspeed measurement from a laser sensor, receiving a total pressure measurement, and calculating an ambient pressure correction.
University Corporation For Atmospheric Research
04/02/15
20150094953

System for locating and characterizing a topographic feature from a work vehicle


The present disclosure relates to a work vehicle having a system for locating and characterizing a topographic feature at a job site. The located topographic feature may be characterized using or more optical instruments, such as a visible-light camera, an infrared-radiation camera, a spectrometer, an infrared thermometer, and a laser-based gas detector.
Deere & Company
04/02/15
20150094843

Performance feed-forward thickness control method in tandem cold mill


The present invention relates to the field of strip cold rolling, and in particular to a thickness control method for strips in a tandem cold mill. A performance feed-forward thickness control method in a tandem cold mill comprises selecting one or more frames as virtual indirect measuring instruments for the strip performance, in which the frame s1 must be used as a virtual indirect measuring instrument for the strip performance; calculating the deformation resistance fluctuation of supplied materials, providing a load cell on the frames that are selected as the indirect measuring instruments for the strip performance, and obtaining the deformation resistance fluctuation of the supplied materials of the frame si by calculation; finally, calculating the feed-forward adjustment amount of each frame.
Baoshan Iron K& Steel Co., Ltd.
04/02/15
20150094816

Spinal implants and related instruments and methods


Apparatus, methods, and systems relating to spinal implants and instruments for installing such implants. In some embodiments, a spinal implant may comprise an opening configured to receive an installation rod for installing the spinal implant within an intervertebral space of a patient.
Amedica Corporation
04/02/15
20150094610

Method and minimally invasive insertion of intervertebral implants


A dilation introducer for orthopedic surgery is provided for minimally invasive access for insertion of an intervertebral implant. The dilation introducer may be used to provide an access position through kambin's triangle from a posterolateral approach.
Interventional Spine, Inc.
04/02/15
20150094565

System and methods for enhanced imaging of objects within an image


Systems and methods which implement a plurality of different imaging signatures in generating an image frame are shown. A first imaging signature may be configured for providing relatively high quality images with respect to subsurface regions of living tissue, for example, whereas a second imaging signature may be configured for providing relatively high quality images with respect to interventional instruments inserted into living tissue at a steep angle.
Fujifilm Sonosite, Inc.
04/02/15
20150094542

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.
Covidien Lp
04/02/15
20150094278

Methods of diagnosing, grading, monitoring, and treating hepatic encephalopathy


The present disclosure provides methods, systems, and instruments for the determination by a physician or medical professional whether a subject is experiencing or has recently experienced an overt he episode and for grading overt he episodes as well as methods, systems, instruments and tools for screening for overt he episodes by a non-medical professional such as a caregiver. Also provided are methods of treating he episodes and methods of monitoring he episode treatment that incorporate these methods, systems, instruments, and tools..
Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc.
04/02/15
20150092191

Systems and methods for measuring spectra of skin and other objects and materials and making predictions based thereon


Systems and methods for measuring spectra and other optical characteristics such as colors, translucence, gloss, and other characteristics of objects and materials such as skin. instruments and methods for measuring spectra and other optical characteristics of skin or other translucent or opaque objects utilize an abridged spectrophotometer and improved calibration/normalization methods.
Spectral Sensors Inc.
04/02/15
20150091446

Lighting control console and lighting control system


The lighting control console includes a display, an operation device and a controller. The display displays a lighting spatial image corresponding to the lighting space, and displays, in the lighting spatial image, virtual instruments corresponding to the respective lighting instruments so that positions of the virtual instruments in the lighting spatial image correspond to respective positions of the lighting instruments in the lighting space.
Panasonic Corporation
04/02/15
20150089999

Pulsation suppressing air flow system for an air sampling instrument


A pulsation and particle suppressing continuous air flow system for air sampling instruments, particularly particle counters. An air pump occupies a portion of a sealed vacuum housing, with the other portion of the housing forming a surge chamber used to damp surges as the air pump attempts to pump air towards an air outflow port through an outflow pipe.
Met One Instruments, Inc.
04/02/15
20150089810

Dental and medical instruments comprising titanium


Endodontic instruments for use in performing root canal therapy on a tooth are disclosed. In one form, the instruments include an elongate shank having a cutting edge extending from a distal end of the shank along an axial length of the shank.
Gold Standard Instruments, Llc
03/26/15
20150088580

Method for developing or modifying a technical product


The invention relates to a method for producing a technical product, in particular vehicles, machines, technical instruments, apparatuses, and devices, comprising the following steps: planning material requirements and procuring material; planning and performing the processing of the procured material by means of labor in a plurality of manual or manually supported processing steps; planning and performing the machine processing in a plurality of machine process steps; and parametrically determining production costs of the individual technical product before the planning of the processing steps and process steps independently of the duration and quantity thereof using the following parameters: quantity of all produced products of said series, product weight of the individual technical product, quality requirements, and technology index for describing the technological complexity of the product. The method according to the invention is characterized in that the production costs determined in advance for the manual or manually supported processing steps and the production costs for the machine process steps are determined separately and separately from the material costs, and said separately determined production costs are used to plan and/or optimize all individual manual processing steps and automated process steps..
4cost Gmbh
03/26/15
20150088376

Display control device


In an adjustment mode, a control unit of a display control device displays, on a display, frame bodies imitating shapes of measuring instruments, and changes the display positions or/and the shapes at which or in which the frame bodies are displayed on the basis of input operation received by the input unit, and stores, to the parameter storage unit, the determined display positions or/and the determined shapes of the frame bodies as parameters of the display positions or/and the shapes of the measuring instruments.. .
Yazaki Corporation
03/26/15
20150088145

Method for aligning an acetabular cup


An alignment system for aligning an acetabular cup insertion instrument utilizes pre-operative preferably standing x-rays and intra-operative x-rays to allow the surgeon to compensate for the position of a patient on an operating room table. The system uses a programmable computer connected to a digital x-ray system and an navigation tracking system to provide input for calculating the inclination and anteversion angles of an acetabular cup impactor based on a pre-operative plan developed from the standing x-rays.
Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
03/26/15
20150088129

Wireless energy transfer for medical applications


Wireless energy transfer devices and systems for medical environments include, in at least some implementations, a wirelessly powered surgical device including: a device resonator configured to generate an oscillating voltage from a captured oscillating magnetic field; and a surgical tool electrically coupled to the device resonator, the surgical tool having a functional output that is capable of being directly powered by the oscillating voltage, and the surgical tool having a rechargeable battery backup; wherein the oscillating voltage is at least 30 volts and has a frequency of at least 1 khz. Wireless energy transfer is utilized to eliminate cords and power cables from operating instruments and electronic equipment, facilitating mobility..
Witricity Corporation
03/26/15
20150088115

Surgical instruments, systems, and methods incorporating wireless bi-directional communication


A surgical system and method is provided generally including a portable surgical instrument, a battery assembly, and a battery charger. The battery assembly is removably coupled to the portable surgical instrument and is configured to wirelessly transfer electrical power to the portable surgical instrument.
Covidien Lp
03/26/15
20150087906

Atraumatic arthroscopic instrument sheath


A removable, resilient atraumatic sheath for arthroscopic instruments. The sheath covers sharp edges on the arthroscopic instrument, particularly the distal tip of the rigid cannula, and thereby protects tissue and objects near a surgical site from accidental trauma.
Cannuflow, Inc.
03/26/15
20150087290

Mobile terminal and instrument diagnostic method


A mobile terminal includes an instrument specifying information acquiring portion that acquires instrument specifying information for specifying an instrument as a diagnostic subject, an equipment information acquiring portion that acquires, from a controlling device that controls equipment information pertaining to equipment that are provided with instruments, equipment information corresponding to the instrument specifying information, a diagnostic data acquiring portion that collects diagnostic data for the instrument using a data collecting device corresponding to a data categorization that is included in the equipment information acquired by the equipment information acquiring portion, an evaluating portion that evaluates whether or not there is a problem with the instrument by comparing proper-operation data for the instrument, included in the equipment information acquired by the equipment information acquiring portion, to the diagnostic data collected by the diagnostic data acquiring portion, and an outputting portion that outputs the evaluation result by the evaluating portions.. .
Azbil Corporation
03/26/15
20150085279

Systems and methods for measuring spectra of skin and other objects and materials and making predictions based thereon


Systems and methods for measuring spectra and other optical characteristics such as colors, translucence, gloss, and other characteristics of objects and materials such as skin. instruments and methods for measuring spectra and other optical characteristics of skin or other translucent or opaque objects utilize an abridged spectrophotometer and improved calibration/normalization methods.
L'oréal
03/26/15
20150082966

Compani fingerboards for stringed musical instruments


Conventional stringed musical instrument fingerboards are constructed with a constant longitudinal slope, relative to the string, along the fingerboard's length direction. Fingerboards with variations in their slope along their length direction could improve playability by shortening the string-to-fingerboard distances.
03/26/15
20150082965

Hand actuated tremolo system for guitars


A tremolo device with a movable bridge, an adjustment device, and a support frame is implemented on an acoustic guitar, with features that can also be employed on an electric guitar or other stringed instruments. The movable bridge holds strings of the musical instrument in tension.
03/26/15
20150082928

Multi-function surgical instruments


A surgical instrument including housing having a shaft extending distally therefrom, an outer sleeve disposed about the shaft and selectively translatable relative to the shaft, a first drive shaft disposed within the shaft and translatable relative to the shaft independently of the outer sleeve, a second drive shaft disposed within the first drive shaft and coupled to the outer sleeve to translate in conjunction with the outer sleeve, and a rotatable nose wheel. The rotatable nose wheel is mounted about a distal end of the housing and is rotatably coupled to each of the outer sleeve, the shaft, the first drive shaft, and the second drive shaft such that rotation of the rotatable nose wheel effects corresponding rotation of the outer sleeve, the shaft, the first drive shaft, and the second drive shaft in conjunction with one another and relative to the housing..
Covidien Lp
03/26/15
20150082922

Wind up deployment mechanisms for surgical instruments


A surgical instrument includes a handle assembly having an actuating rod extending therefrom, a rotating member, a release member, and a stop, the actuating rod translatable along a longitudinal axis defined therethrough. The rotating member is disposed within the handle assembly and is configured to operably engage the actuating rod via a cam and link arrangement.
Covidien Lp
03/19/15
20150082286

Real-time code instrumentation


Systems, methods, and software are disclosed for implementing real-time code instrumentation. In at least one implementation, an instrumentation environment detects a request initiated in an application environment to retrieve at least a portion of an application program for execution in the application environment.
Microsoft Corporation
03/19/15
20150081503

Pricing range-based financial instruments


A method for computing a settlement price of a financial instrument includes: (a) sampling a plurality of high-low range in a market over a period of time; (b) calculating an average of the plurality of high-low range obtained by the sampling; and (c) computing the settlement price of the financial instrument based on the average of the plurality of high-low ranges obtained by the calculating. Systems for computing a settlement price of a financial instrument are described.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
03/19/15
20150081493

Self-service guaranteed financial instruments


A request for a financial instrument guaranteed by a financial institution may be received from a user device. A record may be created for the request, and the record may be stored in a database comprising a plurality of records for requests for financial instruments guaranteed by the financial institution.
Bank Of America Corporation
03/19/15
20150081407

Business transactions using trust based instrument


The embodiments herein disclose methods and systems for trust based transactions between entities. The method comprises the step of inviting one or more entities to register on the et platform, allowing one more issuing entities to set campaign and/or contract, distributing and activating trustswaptions to receiving entities, allowing the receiving entities to redeem the trustswaptions, and measuring the campaign progress and evaluating roi from the campaign.
Zenmesh Private Limited
03/19/15
20150080931

Laparoscopic port assembly


Various embodiments of a laparoscopic trocar assembly are disclosed. The port assemblies include inserted parts that protect the patient's tissues at the point of deployment.
Covidien Lp
03/19/15
20150080902

Surgical instrument and tensioning and securing a flexible suture


A surgical instrument may be used to apply tension to a flexible suture to close and secure a broken or cut bone (e.g. A sternum following a sternotomy).
Kardium Inc.
03/19/15
20150080897

Cortical, anti-migration, facet dowel for fusion of facet joints in the spine and devices for setting the same in place


A novel allograft is provided for insertion into a prepared site between adjacent spinal facets. The allograft or facet dowel is typically comprised of three portions, a partially spherical body defining a spherical segment, a nose portion, and a tail portion, all aligned along a longitudinal axis.
Facsecure, Llc
03/19/15
20150080891

Electrosurgical (rf) medical instruments for cutting and coagulating tissue


An electrosurgical device is disclosed. The electrosurgical device includes a handle, a shaft extending distally from the handle, and an end effector coupled to a distal end of the shaft.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
03/19/15
20150080868

Power control arrangements for surgical instruments and batteries


Various embodiments are directed to battery unit for use with surgical instruments. The battery units may comprise a plurality of cells and include a translatable discharge drain.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
03/19/15
20150080740

Optical targeting and visualization of trajectories


Enhanced targeting systems and methods may be used to visualize trajectories for surgical instruments. Such a targeting system may have a fixture that can be secured at a predetermined location relative to a patient, a first light source attached to the fixture, and a second light source attached to the fixture.
Imirge Medical Inc.
03/19/15
20150077531

Reduced area imaging device incorporated within endoscopic devices


A reduced area imaging device is provided for use in medical or dental instruments such as an endoscope. The imaging device is provided in various configurations, and connections between the imaging device elements and a video display may be achieved by wired or wireless connections.
Micro-imaging Solutions Llc
03/19/15
20150076210

Torque optimization for surgical instruments


A control system having speed management control. The control system can be in signal communication with a battery, and the battery can be coupled to a motor.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
03/19/15
20150076209

Torque optimization for surgical instruments


A control system having speed management control. The control system can be in signal communication with a battery, and the battery can be coupled to a motor.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
03/19/15
20150076207

Laparoscopic tissue thickness and clamp load measuring devices


A surgical instrument having opposed jaws that can be selectively moved between open and closed positions. Various embodiments include components for measuring the thickness of tissue clamped between the opposed jaws.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
03/19/15
20150075819

Method and dual instrument installation in a wellbore


An apparatus for installing two sensing instruments and cables inside of a single tubing string in a wellbore for monitoring well conditions at two different locations includes an upper sensor attached to an inner sleeve seated at a first location in a ported outer sleeve in the tubing string. The upper sensor is allowed to be in pressure communication with the exterior of the tubing string at the first location.
Athabasca Oil Corporation
03/19/15
20150075353

Streamlined rotary valve for musical wind instruments


A streamlined rotary valve includes a main body with a first, a second, and a third tube. A first casing member includes a first opening, a first and a second air inlet opening, which are in communication with a first accommodation space.
03/19/15
20150074870

Cap having striker surface


A hat assembly and method of use is provided including a striking surface for igniting a flammable instrument. The hat assembly may also provide a receptacle for storing flammable instruments..
03/12/15
20150073962

Boundary constraint-based settlement in spread markets


A computer implemented method determines a settlement price for a constituent contract of a plurality of spread instruments. The method includes obtaining market data indicative of bid-offer values for the plurality of spread instruments, generating synthetic market data for the constituent contract based on the bid-offer values and based on a respective settlement price for an active contract of each spread instrument of the plurality of spread instruments, determining boundary constraints on the settlement price for the constituent contract based on the synthetic market data, and computing the settlement price for the constituent contract based on the boundary constraints..
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
03/12/15
20150073745

Angle detection device and angle detection method


An angle detection device includes: first and second rotation measuring instruments; an anomaly detection unit detecting occurrences of anomalies in the first and second rotation measuring instruments; and a switching interpolation unit configured to select a first angle signal and a first angular speed signal and output as a third angle signal and a third angular speed signal when the first rotation measuring instrument is normal, and to perform switching so that a second angle signal and a second angular speed signal are output as the third angle signal and the third angular speed signal while performing interpolation so that the difference between the first angle signal and the second angle signal is reduced stepwise if the second rotation measuring instrument is normal when an anomaly has occurred in the first rotation measuring instrument.. .
Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
03/12/15
20150073469

Cardio-embolic stroke prevention


An embolic protection device comprises an intravascular flow-interactive surface supported by an expandable, substantially cylindrical frame, wherein the frame is configured to expand and engage the luminal surface of the ascending aortic arch, wherein said frame defines a longitudinal channel generally parallel to predominant blood flow vectors, and wherein a flow-modulating element is configured to alter fluid dynamics in a manner that redirects the cranial trajectory of embolic particles originating from the heart through and beyond the longitudinal channel. The embolic protection device may also comprise a plurality of independent or interconnected flow-modulating elements serially spaced apart along the longitudinal axis of the primary vessel.
Regents Of The University Of Minneasota
03/12/15
20150073462

Surgical instrument comprising plastic shaft


In the case of an electrosurgical instrument, provision is made for a tool (16), for the operation of which at least one, preferably two pull/thrust elements (39, 40) and a sliding element (56) are required. The sliding element (56) is held between a pull/thrust element (39) and a thrust bearing, wherein the thrust bearing can be formed by means of a further pull/thrust element (40).
Erbe Elektromedizin Gmbh
03/12/15
20150073460

Ultrasonic surgical instruments


An ultrasonic surgical blade comprises a solid blade body defining an axis. The solid blade body comprises a first length, a proximal end, and a distal end.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
03/12/15
20150073441

Soft tissue repair


Methods and instruments for repairing soft tissues of a skeletal joint such as for example of the foot or hand are presented.. .
Smith & Nephew, Inc.
03/12/15
20150073429

System for myomectomy and morcellation


Surgical instruments and surgical systems including the surgical instrument and a morcellator. The surgical instrument includes a tool assembly having an articulating joint and a screw positioned at a distal end of the articulating joint.
Covidien Lp
03/12/15
20150073332

Flexible stretchable trocar to facilitate single incision laparoscopic surgery


A headless, flexible, two-part, semi-flexible trocar is formed from two semi-circular sections to form a hollow tubular body having a flared proximal end and a tapered distal end. The sections may temporarily move with respect to one another to increase the diameter of the tubular structure.


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