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Environmental, social and corporate governance linked debt instruments

Methods and systems for validating negotiable instruments

Trading related to fund compositions

Date/App# patent app List of recent Instruments-related patents
08/21/14
20140236862
 Object oriented system for managing complex financial instruments patent thumbnailObject oriented system for managing complex financial instruments
Object oriented design strategies and patterns are applied to financial data processing systems for processing and modeling of financial products (also referred to as financial instruments) with an emphasis being on derivative products. The system employs valuation independent, well-defined financial components (also referred to as financial events) that can be combined to build new financial structures.
08/21/14
20140236859
 Environmental, social and corporate governance linked debt instruments patent thumbnailEnvironmental, social and corporate governance linked debt instruments
Systems and techniques for structuring and analyzing a fixed-income security are disclosed. The fixed-income security includes a coupon that provides at least a variable rate of interest payment over a time interval.
08/21/14
20140236832
 Methods and systems for validating negotiable instruments patent thumbnailMethods and systems for validating negotiable instruments
Methods and systems for validating a negotiable instrument. One method can include obtaining an electronic image of the negotiable instrument, electronically determining a first value and a second value of the negotiable instrument based on the electronic image, and automatically validating the negotiable instrument if the first value is substantially equal to the second value..
08/21/14
20140236803
 Trading related to fund compositions patent thumbnailTrading related to fund compositions
An electronic marketplace uses a fund composition to guide trading opportunities. Mutual funds typically have a target composition of financial instruments.
08/21/14
20140236497
 Methods and systems for experimental set-up and data analysis in targeted proteomics applications patent thumbnailMethods and systems for experimental set-up and data analysis in targeted proteomics applications
The invention relates to the analysis of compounds with mass spectrometry and more particularly to instruments, substances, and methods for polypeptide analysis, in particular in targeted proteomics applications and based on indexed retention time as peptide specific property. The method of chemical analysis comprises the steps of: a) providing a first complex sample comprising a set of at least two reference peptides associated to an indexed retention time scale (irt), as well as at least one further peptide; b) performing lc-ms on said complex sample and determining the empirical retention time values (rte) of the reference peptides and of the at least one further peptide; c) translating the empirical retention time values (rte) of the reference peptides and of the at least one further peptide into the indexed retention time scale and associating to each reference peptide a reference indexed retention time value (irtr) and to the at least one further peptide an associated indexed retention time value (irta); d) providing a second complex sample comprising at least one polypeptide as well as said set of the at least two reference peptides; e) performing lc-ms on said second complex sample and determining the empirical retention time values (rte) of the reference peptides; f) translating the empirical retention time values (rte) of the reference peptides into the indexed retention time scale by numerically adapting the transformation function for the conversion of the retention time values (rte) into indexed retention time values such that the calculated indexed retention time values (irte) calculated based on the measured retention time values (rte) of the reference peptides match the assigned indexed retention time values (irtr) of the reference peptides; g) determining the predicted empirical retention time value (rtp) of the at least one further peptide by using the numerically adapted transformation function determined in step f)..
08/21/14
20140236306
 Methods and instruments for forming non-circular cartilage grafts patent thumbnailMethods and instruments for forming non-circular cartilage grafts
Techniques and instruments for knee replacement surgery that allow for the removal of an oval oblong-shaped allograft bone and cartilage plug from a donor distal femur. The instruments include (i) sizing guides to match the recipient's femoral size and curvature to that of a donor femur (the sizing guides also acting as a wide pin placement template for the donor distal femur); (ii) osteotomes that cut the curved and straight portions of the implant shape (these may be disposable or reusable); and (iii) templates that fit over the guide pins and have openings to allow the osteotomes to cut the donor femur plug to the correct size, shape and depth.
08/21/14
20140236198
 Fixation devices, systems and methods for engaging tissue patent thumbnailFixation devices, systems and methods for engaging tissue
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.
08/21/14
20140236194
 Spinal dural repair instruments and methods for using same patent thumbnailSpinal dural repair instruments and methods for using same
Minimally invasive surgery for repairing a disruption in the spinal dura uses a pistol-grip forceps to permit the forceps to be used as a needle driver down a tubular cannula 14-20 mm in diameter and 40-120 mm long. The pistol grip permits one-handed use and provides an unobstructed view of the surgical site down the cannula.
08/21/14
20140236164
 Laparoscopic instrument and trocar system and related surgical method patent thumbnailLaparoscopic instrument and trocar system and related surgical method
Laparoscopic instruments and cannulas are provided for performing laparoscopic procedures entirely through the umbilicus. Generally s-shaped laparoscopic instruments placed through the c-shaped trocar sleeves or through the cannula and instrument holder unit provide markedly improved degrees of instruments' freedom during trans-umbilical laparoscopic procedures..
08/21/14
20140236129
 Gastric sizing systems including instruments for use in bariatric surgery patent thumbnailGastric sizing systems including instruments for use in bariatric surgery
Systems and methods for effecting bariatric procedures are disclosed. Each system includes an instrument, a control valve and, optionally, a suction controller.
08/21/14
20140231670
Testing assembly including a multiple degree of freedom stage
A multiple degree of freedom sample stage or testing assembly including a multiple degree of freedom sample stage. The multiple degree of freedom sample stage includes a plurality of stages including linear, and one or more of rotation or tilt stages configured to position a sample in a plurality of orientations for access or observation by multiple instruments in a clustered volume that confines movement of the multiple degree of freedom sample stage.
08/21/14
20140231594
Rotocraft
An aerial vehicle includes independently controlled horizontal thrusters and vertical lifters to provide design and operational simplicity while allowing precision flying with six degrees of freedom and use of mounted devices such as tools, sensors, and instruments. Each horizontal thruster and vertical lifter can be mounted as constant-pitch, fixed-axis rotors while still allowing for precise control of yaw, pitch, roll, horizontal movement, and vertical elevation.
08/21/14
20140231488
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.
08/21/14
20140230849
Process for cleaning and sanitizing surgical instruments in general and device suited to implement said process
The invention concerns a process for cleaning and sanitizing surgical tools or surgical instruments in general, and a device suited to implement the process. In particular, the invention includes the use of an abrasive cleaning material, emitted under pressure and at high speed against the instruments for abrading and removing the substances that adhere to the surfaces of the same instruments, wherein the abrasive cleaning material includes sodium bicarbonate salts, mixtures of the same or similar substances..
08/21/14
20140230517
Quality control reagents and methods
The present invention provides reagents for instrumentation quality control and methods of use thereof. In particular, sets of peptides or other molecules are provided for evaluating the performance of instruments with mass spectrometry (ms) and/or liquid chromatography (lc) functionalities..
08/21/14
20140230150
Cranial support cushion
A cranial support cushion configured with a pillow and one or more devices for retaining cables, wires or connectors to instruments. The cranial support cushion is further directed to preventing tilting movement of a patient's head while isolating instrumentation cabling away from the patient resting supine or prone on a surgical table or gurney in a hospital operating room or a patient-monitoring arena.
08/14/14
20140229372
Smart card having multiple payment instruments
The disclosure is related to a primary payment instrument of a smart card may be changed to one of other payment instruments stored in the smart card through single operation of user equipment without requiring further user input or user interaction.. .
08/14/14
20140229009
Handling device and method for operating a handling device
A handling device, which is in particular a robot, has a receiving device for receiving different instruments. To this end, the receiving device and the different instruments have mutually compatible connecting elements.
08/14/14
20140228852
Instruments and methods for locating a femoral mechanical axis
An instrument for locating a femoral mechanical axis and identifying the locations of at least three points in space in relation to the center of a femoral head, the instrument including a base member, an extension arm clamp translationally and pivotally attached to the base member, an extension arm translationally and pivotally attached to the extension arm clamp, a swiveling arm pivotally attached to a distal end of the extension arm, the swiveling arm including a lateral locator member at a proximal end and a medial locator member at a distal end, a bracket pivotally attached to the swiveling arm, and a locating arm removably attached to the bracket, the locating arm including a middle locator member.. .
08/14/14
20140228851
Total knee arthroplasty methods, systems, and instruments
A method of performing a total knee arthroplasty including the steps of inserting a first pin into the distal femur and through the knee center, locating the femoral mechanical axis, inserting at least one additional pin into the distal femur, locating the tibial mechanical axis, sizing the femur and applying a femoral cutting block having at least one cutting guide to an end of the femur, positioning a tibial cutting block having a least one cutting guide in a cutting position relative to the tibia, aligning the femoral cutting block relative to the tibial cutting block, aligning the femur relative to the tibia, cutting the femur using the at least one femoral cutting guide, cutting the tibia using the at least one tibial cutting guide, removing the femoral and tibial cutting blocks, and positioning permanent femoral and tibial components on the cut portions of the femur and tibia, respectively.. .
08/14/14
20140228847
Surgical technique and instrumentation for minimal incision hip arthroplasty surgery
Improved instruments for modifying a shape of a proximal femur of a patient for installation of a stem of a femoral component of a prosthetic hip during hip replacement surgery, comprising a handle including an elongated shaft extending downward approximately in a z-direction, a first offset extending from a bottom of the elongated shaft approximately in a y-direction, a second offset extending from the second offset approximately in an x-direction, and a shaping member elongated downward from the second offset approximately in the z-direction. Provided is an improved femoral broach and an improved osteotome.
08/14/14
20140228675
Surgical location monitoring system and method
A surgical hardware and software monitoring system and method allows for surgical planning while the patient is available for surgery, for example while the patient is being prepared for surgery so that the system may model the surgical site. Tracker obtains image information, with controller configured to spatially relate image information with previously obtained scan data.
08/14/14
20140228634
Automated actuator for spring based multiple purpose medical instruments
An automated switch and driver for an open biased spring-based multiple purpose end effector of a medical instrument to be used by a single operator without assistance for biopsy, clipping, clamping, grasping, snaring, cutting, dissecting or other operative functions with electrical connections for cautery or hot biopsy used independently or combined with a rigid or flexible endoscope of any size. The driver mechanism may be a spring(s), gear(s), electrical solenoid or motor, air or hydraulic pressure activated piston or a combination thereof.
08/14/14
20140228633
Rotation of outrigger during medical procedure
A medical device such as an endoscope, a laparoscope, or other device including an entry guide uses outriggers or arms that are mounted on the distal end of the entry guide and rotationally deployed to provide separation of instruments when the entry guide reaches a work site. Deployment can be implemented with as few as one cable or actuator to operate the arms.
08/14/14
20140228256
Method and kit for constructing plasma dna sequencing library
The disclosure relates a method and a kit for constructing a plasma deoxyribonucleic acid (dna) sequencing library. The method provided by the disclosure includes: extracting a plasma dna; making the plasma dna ligate to a sequencing linker, and purifying a ligation product; performing polymerase chain reaction (pcr) amplification for the purified ligation product, purifying the pcr amplification product, and obtaining the plasma dna sequencing library, wherein, the method does not include the step of performing 5′-terminus phosphorylation for the plasma dna.
08/14/14
20140228100
Adjudication for contractual terms in a video game
According to various embodiments, a video game allows one or more players to enter contracts, where credit cards or other financial instruments are used to secure the contracts. A player defaulting on such a contract can be subjected to penalties in the video game and/or in the real world..
08/14/14
20140227705
Safe sequencing system
The identification of mutations that are present in a small fraction of dna templates is essential for progress in several areas of biomedical research. Though massively parallel sequencing instruments are in principle well-suited to this task, the error rates in such instruments are generally too high to allow confident identification of rare variants.
08/14/14
20140226866
Standardizing fluorescence microscopy systems
Systems and methods for standardizing one or more fluorescence scanning instruments to a reference system by separating the effects of drift and normalization. In an embodiment, a drift image comprising an image of a drift reference slide is captured by a system to be standardized.
08/14/14
20140225778
Musical instrument location transmitting device and method of making
A musical instrument location transmitting device and system includes a musical instrument having a location transmitting device and an electric power source permanently secured in the musical instrument in a position that requires removal of a musical component of the musical instrument in order to remove the location transmitting device. The location transmitting device includes a location sensing unit and a wireless transmitter that outputs a location of the musical instrument.
08/14/14
20140225094
Direct detectors for ionizing radiations, and methods for producing such detectors
The present invention relates to organic semiconductors to be used as intrinsic, direct detectors for ionizing radiations, such as x and gamma rays, neutrons, and charged particles (alpha rays, electrons, positrons, and the like), and to a method for manufacturing such intrinsic, direct detectors for ionizing radiations. The invention further relates to instruments or complex devices provided with a detector based on, or somehow incorporating, the above detectors..
08/14/14
20140224740
Preparation of pre-coated rp-rotors and universal chromatorotors, chromatographic separation devices and methods for centrifugal preparative chromatography
Reversed phase solid silica gel sorbent layers which can adhere with appropriate binders to a solid surface were developed. Pre-coated rp-rotors of different thickness were used these pre-coated rp-rotors can be used for centrifugal preparative thin-layer chromatography (cptlc) using any appropriate device for centrifugal chromatography, like chromatotron® or cyclograph.
08/14/14
20140224704
Container and system of containers of surgical instruments for knee surgery
The system allows instrumentation to be grouped and stored so that the number of instruments opened but not used in complex surgical procedures is reduced. The combination of the first and second containers (with instruments of a single size) allows the system to group instruments according to size and/or function, avoiding the need to open containers with instruments of a size that is not being used.
08/14/14
20140224100
Digital aerophones and dynamic impulse response systems
Method and apparatus for playing existing aerophone musical instruments e.g. Bagpipe or constructing new instruments or more general human interaction devices by continuous estimation of the impulse response of the acoustic system of the instrument with the use of probing signal.
08/14/14
20140224099
System and method for sound augmentation of acoustic musical instruments
A sound capture device is affixed to an acoustic instrument to capture the natural sound output of the instrument. The captured sound signal is routed to an electronic sound augmentation system that is configured to augment the captured sound with spatial sound effects such as reverb, echo, delay, etc.
08/07/14
20140222688
Apparatus and methods for secure element transactions and management of assets
Methods and apparatus for the deployment of financial instruments and other assets are disclosed. In one embodiment, a security software protocol is disclosed that guarantees that the asset is always securely encrypted, that one and only one copy of an asset exists, and the asset is delivered to an authenticated and/or authorized customer.
08/07/14
20140222663
Group payment
The disclosure is related to a group payment service. For the group payment service, primary user equipment for a group payment may receive information on payment instruments from member user equipments upon generation of a predetermined event.
08/07/14
20140222498
System and method for determining loss data based on industry indices
Systems and methods for evaluating basis risk associated with index based security instruments. The systems and methods calculating an element factor for each of a plurality of elements based on a modeled company loss for a plurality of events and an industry loss for the plurality of events, calculating a company loss for each element based on the element factor and an industry loss for each of the corresponding elements for each of a plurality of events, comparing the company loss for each element to the modeled company loss for each element for each of the events, wherein the comparing occurs within a layer of interest to determine a basis risk for each of the events and outputting a monetary value of the basis risk for each of the events based on each of the elements..
08/07/14
20140222157
Acquiring and utilizing kinematic information for patient-adapted implants, tools and surgical procedures
Various embodiments of methods for obtaining kinematic information regarding a joint, including information regarding the joint in a weight-bearing position, are disclosed, as well as methods of designing implants, instruments, and surgical repair systems based on the kinematic information.. .
08/07/14
20140222052
Transducer/waveguide engagement mechanisms for ultrasonic surgical instruments
An ultrasonic surgical instrument includes a transducer assembly having a distal engagement member and configured to supply ultrasonic energy. A waveguide defines a longitudinal axis and has a proximal engagement member configured to threadingly engage the distal engagement member.
08/07/14
20140222031
Direct aortic access system for transcatheter aortic valve procedures
Disclosed are a system and method for performing a medical procedure using direct percutaneous access of an aorta. A main sheath is introduced through an incision formed in proximity to the sternum, and positioned along (and preferable against) a posterior portion of the sternum.
08/07/14
20140222023
Hybrid control surgical robotic system
The present disclosure describes a method and system for performing robot-assisted surgical procedures. The system includes a robotic arm system assembly, an end effector assembly, and a hybrid control mechanism for robotic surgery.
08/07/14
20140221985
Laparoscopic instruments, attachable end effectors and methods relating to same
There is provided a method of attaching an end effector to a surgical instrument having a center rod with a distal tip. The method includes providing an end effector having a base and a coupler defining a pocket and movably mounted within the base.
08/07/14
20140221872
Needle protection device and safety needle assembly
A needle protection device and a safety needle assembly are described. The needle protection device comprises a connecting portion and a protection arm rotatable relative to the connecting portion.
08/07/14
20140221758
Seal 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.. .
08/07/14
20140221757
Seal 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.. .
08/07/14
20140219876
Autoclave for sterilizing instruments
Provided is an autoclave for sterilizing medical and/or dental instruments, including a sterilization chamber, a door for access to the sterilization chamber, the autoclave has at least one light source for lightening the sterilization chamber and/or an area in front of the autoclave.. .
08/07/14
20140218064
Smu rf transistor stability arrangement
An rf testing method and system by which a dc measurement pathway can also act like a properly terminated rf pathway. Achieving this requires that the output hi, lo, and sense hi conductors are terminated in a frequency selective manner such that the terminations do not affect the smu dc measurements.
08/07/14
20140218037
Intelligent spectral induced polarization measurement module
A system for spectral induced polarization measurement of a formation is provided. The system provides an intelligent module to be utilized in performing spectral induced polarization (sip) measurements for geophysical studies or otherwise.
08/07/14
20140217872
Work station and hanging system for stringed instruments
A stringed instrument work station and hanging system 10 includes a low profile cabinet 12 configured with a slide-out drawer 14 that is shaped to support a guitar or other type of stringed instrument when repairing, adjusting, or otherwise working on the instrument. The drawer includes longitudinal walls or rails for spanning between the drawer end walls (46) for not only holding tools and spare parts for the stringed instruments, but also for supporting the body portion of the stringed instrument when the instrument is positioned on the opened drawer.
08/07/14
20140217674
Replaceable moving target system and method
An electronic moving target system and method, which users may aim and shoot various instruments at which can be configured to present rigid or flexible targets from a variety of different directions. The target system presents users with realistic moving targets which may be quickly and easily be replaced as needed.
08/07/14
20140217307
Device for the hygienisation of medical instruments
In particular, the present invention relates to a hygienisation or sterilisation system (1) of a medical-healthcare instrument, comprising a hygienisation or sterilisation device (2) and a coupling member (3) associable to said medical-healthcare instrument, characterised in that the coupling between said coupling member (3) and said device (2) is actuated by magnetic coupling means.. .
08/07/14
20140216966
Adjustable surgical instrument stringer with pegs, tray system, and method of sterilization
An adjustable stringer configured to string the ring handles of one or more surgical instruments, the stringer including two or more rod sections, wherein each rod section is configured to be inserted in one ring handle of the one or more surgical instruments, two or more angle sections, each angle section configured having one or more slidable connector sections, each slidable connector section configured to extend and retract along at least one of the two or more rod sections, and two or more releasable connectors, each releasable connector positioned between two of the two or more angle sections.. .
08/07/14
20140216235
System and method for identifying and converting frequencies on electrical stringed instruments
A method of producing an output from an electrical stringed musical instrument, such as a guitar, having a plurality of strings includes steps of (i) receiving a plurality of analog signals, each analog signal being generated in response to vibration of a corresponding one of the plurality of strings and each analog signal having an associated frequency, (ii) identifying from among the analog signals a particular one of the analog signals having the lowest associated frequency, and (iii) creating an output electrical signal based on only the particular one of the analog signals, the output electrical signal having a converted frequency that is lower than the associated frequency of the particular one of the analog signals.. .
08/07/14
20140216231
Adjustable musical instrument lever
The present invention is an adjustable musical instrument lever that changes the throw, amount of leverage, and amount of resistance the lever incurs when moved. The device also adjusts to accommodate the size of the player's hand.
07/31/14
20140215101
Display device
A displaying device includes a first storing portion that stores first connection data indicating connection statuses of a plurality of instruments and a controlling system, a second storing portion that stores second connection data indicating connection statuses of a plurality of instruments and an instrument controlling device, a displaying portion that displays the first connection statuses through the first connection data and the second connection statuses through the second connection data, and a display controlling portion that causes the first connection statuses and the second connection statuses to be displayed separately on the displaying portion.. .
07/31/14
20140214721
System and method for displaying and analyzing financial correlation data
A method for displaying a matrix of correlations or other statistical measures of co-movement associated with a plurality of financial instruments, portfolios, indices, or asset classes is disclosed. The method includes: converting the matrix of correlations or other co-movement measures into a probability transition matrix; defining a corresponding abstract distance measurement between any two of the plurality of financial instruments, portfolios, indices, or asset classes based on the probability transition matrix; assigning coordinates in a euclidean space to each of the plurality of financial instruments, portfolios, indices, or asset classes, wherein a euclidean distance between any two financial instruments, portfolios, indices, or asset classes in the euclidean space corresponds to the corresponding abstract distance measurement; and displaying on a display device the plurality of financial instruments, portfolios, indices, or asset classes based on more significant dimensions of the euclidean space..
07/31/14
20140214669
Methods for reducing the merchant chargeback notification time
A method is provided of alerting a merchant after completion of a transaction that the payment instrument used for the transaction has been identified as being suspect. A reporting processor receives payment instrument indicia regarding payment instruments which have been used for completion of transactions by the merchant, and payment instrument indicia regarding payment instruments which have been identified as being suspect.
07/31/14
20140214630
System and method for merchandising on an electronic device with instantaneous loan and insurance
A system and method to enable merchandising on an electronic device is disclosed. The system enables instantaneous loan for the purchase of a product and accordingly generate a customized insurance policy for the purchased product in a purchase lifecycle.
07/31/14
20140214172
Revision hip prosthesis having an implantable distal stem component
A modular femoral prosthesis for use during performance of a hip revision procedure includes a proximal body component, a distal stem component, and a locking bolt. Surgical instruments and methods for use in implanting such a modular femoral prosthesis are disclosed..
07/31/14
20140214139
Tissue cooling clamps and related methods
Methods and devices are disclosed herein that generally involve cooling tissue (e.g., localized cooling of tissue), and in particular applying therapeutic hypothermia to the spinal canal, tissue disposed within the spinal canal, and/or nerve roots extending from the spinal canal. In some embodiments, tissue can be cooled by clamping a cooling instrument to a bone or implant that is proximate to the tissue.
07/31/14
20140213853
Minimally open retraction device
A retractor having a pair of blades is disclosed. A ring having an opening is attached to one end of the blades.
07/31/14
20140213848
Endoscopic surgical system
The present invention is an apparatus, device or tool for performing endoscopic (that is, minimally invasive) surgery. An exemplary embodiment of the invention includes a video endoscope whilst in another embodiment of the invention includes an endoscopic surgical tool which, when equipped with one of a suite of endoscopic surgical instruments, can be used by a surgeon to perform surgical procedures inside a body.
07/31/14
20140212391
Vaginal laxity therapy utilizing cell-based bulking compositions
The invention provides methods for the treatment of vaginal laxity which include delivering a cell-containing composition to the vagina. The composition can include fat tissue to provide a bulking effect to reduce the size of the vaginal opening.
07/31/14
20140211973
Location based assistance using hearing instruments
Disclosed in some examples is a method of authentication, the method comprising monitoring for the presence of a hearing instrument; responsive to detecting the hearing instrument: establishing a short-range wireless communication session with the hearing instrument; determining an identity of the hearing instrument wearer; and responsive to determining the identity of the wearer, setting a value indicating that the hearing instrument wearer is authenticated with and within the wireless range of the presence device.. .
07/31/14
20140211213
Optical monitoring device for monitoring curvature of a flexible medical instrument
The invention relates to a method for predicting kinking, breaking or fracturing of flexible medical instruments 100 such as guidewires. Fiber optic methods for determining curvature are known.
07/31/14
20140211207
Remote optical sensing of the integrity of a structure using reflected or scattered light
A method and device for remotely detecting structural integrity using reflections or scattering from windows or other portions of a structure. The long geometrical lever arm of a reflection on a building window, when viewed with suitable instruments, produces detectable modulation in the reflected light from minute vibrational changes upon the glass surface, revealing fundamental resonances and structural changes and failure in the building housing the window.
07/31/14
20140211161
Double function tilting head ophthalmic instrument
Systems for performing sequential multiple function ophthalmic measurements using separate measurement instruments, by mechanical switching between the instruments. In prior art systems, the separate measurement instruments are stacked, and transfer between them is performed by means of a linear mechanical motion stage.
07/31/14
20140211011
Method and apparatus for complementing an instrument panel by utilizing augmented reality
An approach is provided for complementing various devices and/or instruments by utilizing augmented reality and providing an adaptive user interface to a user at a user device. A user device determines one or more information items associated with at least one instrument panel of at least one vehicle.
07/31/14
20140209466
Corrosion resistant electrodes for electrophoretic mobility measurements and method for their fabrication
An electrode for use in instruments capable of measuring the electrophoretic mobility of particles in solution is disclosed. The electrode is comprised of an inexpensive support member, generally made of titanium, onto a flat surface of which has been connected, generally by microwelding, a flat electrically conductive but chemically inert foil member, preferably platinum.
07/31/14
20140208925
Pickup system for cajon percussion instruments
A pickup system for a cajón percussion instrument that includes pickups coupled to the cajón that provide pickup signals to a control box that provides a system output signal. Pickups can be located on different or the same panels of the cajón.
07/31/14
20140208827
Hermetic manifold for analytical instruments
A planar manifold includes a first, generally planar, layer having a plurality of apertures therethrough. A second layer has a plurality of apertures therethrough.


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