|| List of recent Instruments-related patents
|System and method for providing automatically updated product inserts|
Systems, apparatuses, and methods can provide parameters of operating results for control products used in biological reactions. For example, automatically updated inserts containing such parameters for clinical quality controls can be provided.
|Funding of research & development projects by selling financial interests in potential intellectual property rights of projects|
A method of funding of research and development projects which allows financial market investors to invest in r&d projects. The method addresses the two existing problems of: (i) lack of financial information with regards to r&d projects, and (ii) high risk of investments in r&d projects, faced by the financial market investors.
|Method and system for building an investment portfolio|
Methods and systems are disclosed that enable the leveraging of financial instrument research at an individual financial instrument level but across multiple classifications of financial instruments to efficiently build an investment portfolio for an investor based on a desired portfolio objective through a plurality of graphical user interfaces (guis).. .
|System to allocate payroll funds to prepaid instruments|
A payroll management system receives employee enrollment in a program for having proceeds from a paycheck allocated to one or more gift cards, with net proceeds after the allocation deposited into a demand deposit (checking) account or any other deposit mechanism such as an open loop credit instrument. The gift cards are used at specified retailers, and automatically provide discounts on goods/services purchased using the cards..
|Global investment grade for natural and synthetic gems used in financial investments and commercial trading and method of creating standardized baskets of gems to be used in financial and commerical products|
A process to create a fungible global standard for diamonds and gemstones. The process involves grouping diamonds in an investment standard according to their gemological, proportional, optical and light behavior characteristics.
|Active tremor control in surgical instruments|
Described embodiments include a handheld or hand operated surgical instrument. The instrument includes an elongated member having a longitudinal axis and a handle portion.
A dc driven ionisation apparatus is provided for ionising a local atmosphere in which a corporeal surgical or cosmetic procedure is to be performed, the ionisation apparatus including a safety circuit comprising detector means for detecting when a hazard condition exists, such as a short circuit or high charge level condition, a circuit controller for actuating switch means to turn the dc supply off and thereafter to cyclically reconnect and disconnect the dc supply until the hazard condition has been rectified, and re-set means for thereafter re-setting a continuous dc supply to the circuit until the next occurrence of a hazard condition or until the procedure is complete.. .
|Active tremor control in surgical instruments responsive to a particular user|
Described embodiments include a method. The method includes initiating a hand tremor characterization mode of a handheld or hand operated surgical instrument having a working tip.
|Apparatus and methods for using an electromagnetic transponder in orthopedic procedures|
Electromagnetic transponders as markers are used to localize and guide orthopedic procedures including: knee replacement, hip replacement, shoulder replacement, damaged bone reconstruction, and spine surgery, and more particularly, to guide orthopedic surgical navigation and alignment techniques and instruments. For example, the marker could further be used in any number of guides or templates that attach to the bony anatomy; such as a surgical guide, cutting guide, cutting jig, resection block and/or resurfacing guide.
|System and method for controlling gaming technology, musical instruments and environmental settings via detection of neuromuscular activity|
A system and method for controlling gaming technology, musical instruments and environmental settings via detection of neuromuscular activity are disclosed herein. The disclosed system generally comprises a sensor grid coupled to a user; a base station configured to receive neuromuscular activity inputs from one or more sensors in said sensor grid, determine whether said neuromuscular activity inputs received from said one or more sensors is within a calibrated boundary value for an activity associated with each of said one or more sensors, and instruct a physical device or software to perform said activity when said neuromuscular activity input received from said one or more sensors is within said calibrated boundary value for the activity associated with each of said one or more sensors; and at least one said physical device or said software being configured to receive instructions from said base station.
|Method and apparatus for aligning measured spectral radiance factors among different instruments|
Aligning measurements of fluorescent spectral radiance factors taken by a first instrument with measurements of fluorescent spectral radiance factors taken by a second instrument, without knowledge of the matrix of bispectral luminescent radiance factor of any sample, includes obtaining a fluorescent spectral radiance factor of a reference sample, measured by the first instrument, obtaining the fluorescent spectral radiance factor of the reference sample, measured by the second instrument, obtaining a fluorescent spectral radiance factor of a test sample, measured by the first instrument, and estimating the fluorescent spectral radiance factor of the test sample that would be measured by the second instrument, based on the fluorescent spectral radiance factor of a reference sample, measured by the first instrument, on the fluorescent spectral radiance factor of the reference sample, measured by the second instrument, and on the fluorescent spectral radiance factor of the test sample, measured by the first instrument.. .
|Personal magnetic surgical instrument system|
Disclosed is a device to which medical instruments may be removably attached in an operating theater. Such device includes a landing pad attachable to a surgical gown about the region between the abdomen and chest of a person wearing the surgical gown and a magnet attached to the landing pad.
|Rain maker wildfire protection and containment system|
A mobile system and method of use thereof for containment of a fire event is provided in accordance with various embodiments of the current invention. The system herein designated “rain maker” is composed of a plurality of conduits with a manifold of fire nozzle connections in various configurations to discharge at extensive pressures specific fire suppressants.
|Supercritical fluid cleaning of banknotes and secure documents|
A method and apparatus for cleaning a stack of secure instruments is disclosed. Each secure instrument includes a substrate, visual data and a security feature.
|Colorant, microcapsule pigment prepared by using the same and ink composition for writing instrument|
The above microcapsule pigment is characterized by comprising at least the colorant comprising the leuco dye represented by formula (i) described above, a developer and a chromic temperature controller, and the ink composition for writing instruments is characterized by comprising the above microcapsule pigment.. .
|Adjustable neck stiffener for stringed musical instruments|
An adjustable musical instrument neck stiffener includes a beam fabricated by embedding uni-directional material only at the upper portion of the beam, and constrained by braid or bias weave material. In a preferred embodiment, the uni-directional layers are preferably made from carbon fiber tow, cloth, or pultruded carbon fiber and the braid or bias weave material is made of carbon fibers.
|Generation and data management of a medical study using instruments in an integrated media and medical system|
In general, a computer-implemented method is described for receiving one or more requests to generate a medical study, retrieving from one or more data repositories one or more medical study instruments, receiving a selection of a particular medical study instrument to use in the medical study, generating by one or more computers a list of one or more research collaborators invited to review the medical study, and generating by one or more computers a list of one of more participants invited to join the medical study. Additionally, the computer-implemented method generates by one or more computer systems a data filter to format medical data from a first data format to a second data format, wherein the second data format complies with a third data format associated with one or more medical study instruments..
|Method and apparatus for synchronising the local time of a plurality of instruments|
A method of determining the downstream propagation time of signals from a usb host controller across one or more usb cables and one or more usb hubs to a superspeed usb device, including locking a clock of the superspeed usb device to information that includes a first timestamp, transmitting a plurality of signals to the usb host controller, each of the signals containing a second timestamp indicative of a local time of the superspeed usb device when the respective signal was generated by the superspeed device; the usb host controller creating a third timestamp indicative of a time of reception from the superspeed usb device; determining a time period from one or more respective time differences between corresponding second and third timestamps, the time period being indicative of a sum of a downstream propagation time and an upstream propagation time; and determining the downstream propagation time from the time period.. .
|Compound redemption processor|
The present invention provides methods and apparatus one or more of: creating, issuing and redeeming compound redeemable instruments. Apparatus can include a computerized system with executable software that is executable upon demand to process redemption instances as well as create and issue compound redeemable instruments..
|Systems and methods for managing a financial investment fund|
Providing a financial investment fund includes receiving a plurality of individual funds corresponding to a plurality of investors respectively and aggregating the plurality of individual funds into an aggregated fund. Next, providing a financial investment fund includes purchasing a plurality of financial instruments from at least one financial institution with a first portion of the aggregated fund and placing a second portion of the aggregated fund in a transaction account.
|Methods and systems for dynamically generating coupons associated with presentation instruments|
This disclosure describes, generally, methods and systems for dynamically generating coupons. The method may include associating a coupon value with a manufacturer's offer onto a presentation instrument.
|Controller for hybrid vehicle|
According to a temperature of an engine, a state-of-charge of a battery, a requirement of instruments and a driver's requirement, an engine control is switched between a first engine control and a second engine control. In the first engine control, an electric power is firstly used for a vehicle-driving prior to other functions.
|System and method for assisting the positioning of medical instruments|
The present invention relates to a device, system and method for assisting the positioning of medical instruments. The system comprises a hollow tubular member such as a sheath or sleeve comprising a rotational indicator element.
|Orthopedic anchor assembly|
An orthopedic assembly is described that comprises an orthopedic device, an anchor, and a locking mechanism. The orthopedic device can be a plate member having an aperture that is configured to receive the anchor.
|Devices, systems and methods useable for treating sinusitis|
Sinusitis and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches with flexible or rigid instruments. Various methods and devices are used for remodeling or changing the shape, size or configuration of a sinus ostium or duct or other anatomical structure in the ear, nose or throat; implanting a device, cells or tissues; removing matter from the ear, nose or throat; delivering diagnostic or therapeutic substances or performing other diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
|Instruments for delivering transfascial sutures, transfascial suture assemblies and methods of transfascial suturing|
A method of transfascial suturing may include delivering a suture assembly into an abdominal cavity of a patient, passing a suture anchor, from within the abdominal cavity, through a soft tissue repair prosthetic provided in the abdominal cavity and then through the abdominal wall to a location either above or below the skin, and tightening the suture assembly. An instrument for transfascial suturing may include a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, and a drive system for advancing a suture or suture assembly out of the instrument and across the fascia.
Surgical instruments for prolapse repair are disclosed. The surgical instruments have straight portions and helical portions..
|Apparatus and method for reprocessing lumened instruments|
Apparatus and methods for processing an item, such as a lumened instrument, secured in a connectorless fashion in a push/pull reprocessor. The push/pull reprocessor includes a container having a first chamber and a second chamber and a pressure sensor in each chamber such that the method includes the step of generating a flow of a liquid, such as ozonated water, back-and-forth upon the item or additionally through a lumen in the case of a lumened instrument..
|Ergonomic electronic musical instrument with pseudo-strings|
An ergonomic, portable, electronic, string-like instrument that utilizes a pseudo-string interface. The pseudo-string interface is tactile for sightless playability and capable of advanced input such as force and pressure sensitivity.
|Attachment device for attaching a rigid body to an arbitrary medical instrument|
The invention relates to an attachment adapter for attaching additional functions to a surgical tool. The attachment adapter provides a joint or a coupling between two instruments, e.g.
|Function exit instrumentation for tail-call optimized code|
Function exits are instrumented in tail-call optimized code in which calls to target functions and return instructions are replaced by jump instructions. A probe engine identifies a tail-call jump and instruments the jumps to raise an exception.
|Invoice payment system and method|
A code scanner (106) scans a quick response (qr) code that encodes a merchant identification codes assigned to a merchant that generates an invoice. The first invoice comprises invoice data.
|Method and system for providing financing|
Methods for financing dealer debt instruments for customers of a dealer are disclosed. One method, among others, an underwriter system that finances a dealer debt instrument based upon at least one of customer information, product information, and transaction information for the dealer debt instrument.
|System and method for online trading using an electronic spreadsheet|
A system and method for receiving streamed, real time quotes with respect to financial instruments. The system applies a spreadsheet based investment strategy to the real time quotes, generating electronic orders based on the results of the investment strategy analysis and transmitting the orders for real time execution.
|Method and system for generating and operating hybrid markets and user-defined marketplaces|
A system is provided for facilitating trading of financial instruments, comprising: (i) a requester module configured to obtain request for quotation (rfq) information from one or more requesting users, the rfq information comprising terms of a request for quotation; (ii) a responder module operatively connected to the requester module, the responder module configured to obtain response information from one or more responding users; (iii) a contract generation module operatively connected to the requester module and the responder module, wherein the contract generation module is configured to generate contracts to trade financial instruments based on the rfq information and the response information; (iii) an interface module operatively connected to the requester module, the responder module, and the contract generation model, wherein the interface module is configured obtain order information based on the contracts trade financial instruments, from one or more qualifying users; and (iv) a transaction module configured to execute trades based on the contracts to trade financial instruments.. .
|Electronic futures spread exchange system and method|
The present invention creates a futures exchange trading futures and futures options spread products. More specifically, the present invention will create a futures exchange that will list a variety of futures and futures options (intra and inter market) spread instruments.
|Spinal implant configured for midline insertion and related instruments|
The embodiments provide a spinal implant that is configured for midline insertion into a patient's intervertebral disc space. The spinal implant may include structural guidance features to facilitate the angular approach of fixation elements into the apertures.
|Transvaginal specimen extraction device|
In laparoscopic surgery, small (5-12 mm diameter) incisions are made in the abdominal wall through which instruments dissect and remove specimens that may be several centimeters in diameter. Removal of the sample typically requires either enlarging these incisions or morcellating the sample to pass through the sub-centimeter ports.
|Safe and easy bagging tool a tool for safe and easy bagging of instruments to be sterilized|
This invention, “safe and easy” bagging tool, is a very simple tool, made of flexible metal or plastic, about seven inches long, shaped somewhat like a flat funnel, that will hold a baggie open, (a self sealing envelope shaped paper and plastic bag used to hold and store surgical instruments to be sterilized.) so it will be easier to put the instruments into the baggie, and at the same time, it is acting as barrier between the baggie and the operators hand that is holding said baggie, preventing the chance of an exposure, from an accidental puncture or cut to the operators hand, from a sharp or pointed, instrument, being loaded into the bag.. .
|Portable backup charger|
A portable backup charger includes a set of batteries; a charging circuit; a charge-discharge protection circuit; multiple dc-dc voltage adjusting circuits including a dc-dc 19 v-output boost circuit, a 12 v output circuit, and a dc-dc 5 v-output buck circuit; a mcu circuit; a 12 v output circuit outputting a current in the range of 100 a to 400 a; and a 150 a-250 a fuse. The set of batteries is composed of lithium iron phosphate batteries and lithium cobalt oxide batteries.
|Surgical instrument shafts and methods of manufacturing shafts for surgical instruments|
A method of manufacturing a shaft of a surgical instrument including forming a proximal segment of the shaft to include one or more features for operably engaging the shaft to a first component of the surgical instrument, forming a distal segment of the shaft to include one or more features for operably engaging the shaft to a second component of the surgical instrument and forming an intermediate segment of the shaft. The proximal segment is welded to a proximal end of the intermediate segment; and the distal segment is welded to a distal end of the intermediate segment.
|Monitoring system for drilling instruments|
Drilling instruments may include a flexible portion, such as a flexible conduit and/or a universal joint. Sensors may be utilized to detect the position of various portions of the drilling instrument, such as the flexible conduit, the universal joint, and/or a drill bit assembly..
|Electronic musical instruments|
Electronic musical instruments as disclosed, include sensors to digitize and alter the sound using fsr sensors in the mouthpieces and other elements of the instrument to mimic the variations available in analog instruments.. .
|Method and system for analyzing a gaseous fluid comprising at least one rare gas by means of a getterizing substrate|
The invention relates to a method and a system for analyzing rare gases present in a gaseous fluid (1). According to the invention, initially, the rare gases are extracted from the gaseous fluid by trapping by means of a getterizing substrate (5), then superconcentration of the rare gases is produced before injection (8) into the measuring instruments (9).
|Vacuum assisted dehydration system|
A vacuum assisted dehydration system including a vacuum chamber, a gas compressor, a heating coil, and a vacuum pump is provided. A sealing member removably attached to an opening of the vacuum chamber is opened to introduce one or more instruments into the vacuum chamber.
|System and method for financial matching|
A trading platform for trading financial instruments, and in particular for clearing odd lots, that provides the ability to receive, manage, match, and supervise orders. In an exemplary embodiment, the trading platform includes computer software modules and provides graphical user interfaces to handle the process of entering orders for desired positions, monitor the status of open positions, and obtain data in connection order requests.
|Method of interacting with position analysis and device for displaying information with regard to same|
Methods and systems for interacting with volumetric position analysis by means of graphical, tabular, and summary tools are disclosed. The tools aid users to quickly understand information about a portfolio of trades, and to quickly identify positions that may need to be hedged with financial and/or physical instruments and/or commodities..
|Method and apparatus for a composite trading exchange system|
A method and apparatus of a composite exchange for the trading of instruments under multiple types of rules is described. Participants in the composite exchange use known trading rules that are processed in a fair manner.
Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods and computer readable media for calculating the capacity of a provider by calculating, using biographical data representing the provider, a first total units of service that are available to be offered to consumers during a first time period; calculating a second total units of service potentially available from the provider for a proposed second time period using a projection based in part on a model of consumer demand for the units of service; determining a third total units of service that are unavailable during the second time period based on at least one known or projected unavailability; and calculating a capacity based on the third total units of service and the second total units of service, the capacity being a capacity for a proposed promotion representing a maximum total of instruments to be offered in the proposed promotion by the provider.. .
|Control of medical robotic system manipulator about kinematic singularities|
A medical robotic system includes an entry guide with articulatable instruments extending out of its distal end, an entry guide manipulator providing controllable four degrees-of-freedom movement of the entry guide relative to a remote center, and a controller configured to manage operation of the entry guide manipulator in response to operator manipulation of one or more input devices. As the entry guide manipulator approaches a yaw/roll singularity, the controller modifies its operation to allow continued movement of the entry guide manipulator without commanding excessive joint velocities while maintaining proper orientation of the entry guide..
|Void filling joint prosthesis and associated instruments|
A bone void filling prosthesis including a body and at least one leg. The body has a frustoconical profile, a length defined between a first end and a second end, and an aperture extending through the entirety of the length.
|Tibial trial instruments for setting offset|
An orthopaedic surgical instrument assembly is disclosed. The assembly includes a tibial base trial adapted to be positioned on a surgically-prepared proximal end of a patient's tibia, a base fastener, and a stem adaptor secured to the base fastener.
|Systems and methods for joint repair including subchondral treatment of bone|
Systems and methods for the treatment of a joint are provided. These systems and methods may also include a subchondral treatment of bone of the same joint.
Arthroplasty components include an articular surface and a bone-facing surface. The bone-facing surface includes a concave arrangement of planar surfaces which converge as they approach a middle portion of the articular surface.
|Method and apparatus for 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.
|Drill/driver hybrid instrument for interphalangeal fusion|
Surgical techniques, instruments and systems for bone fusions and repairs (for example, phalangeal fusion) which allow alignment of small bones (for example, phalanges) without the use of guidewire and cannulated instrumentation such as, for example, drills and drivers, and cannulated screws. A drill/driver hybrid instrument (a combined drill/driver device) may be used in fusion of two small bones (for example, in interphalangeal fusion).
|Bone anchors and surgical instruments with integrated guide tips|
Bone anchors and surgical instruments (e.g., bone taps, drivers, etc.) are disclosed herein that include integrated guide tips. Use of these anchors or instruments can eliminate one or more of the steps in a conventional bone anchor installation procedure, improving surgical efficiency and safety.
A surgical instrument is disclosed herein. The surgical instrument comprises a housing, a first actuation member, a second actuation member, and a first cannula.
|Quadriceps tendon stripper/cutter|
Instruments and methods that allow for a minimally invasive way to harvest a tissue graft which has been typically done as a full open procedure. The instrument is a hybrid stripper/cutter device provided with both stripping and cutting blades/mechanisms that allow stripping and cutting of the tissue graft with the same hybrid instrument.