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Invoice payment system and method

Electronic musical instruments

Method and system for providing financing

Date/App# patent app List of recent Instruments-related patents
09/25/14
20140289726
 Function exit instrumentation for tail-call optimized code patent thumbnailnew patent 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.
09/25/14
20140289107
 Invoice payment system and method patent thumbnailnew patent 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.
09/25/14
20140289100
 Method and system for providing financing patent thumbnailnew patent 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.
09/25/14
20140289093
 System and method for online trading using an electronic spreadsheet patent thumbnailnew patent 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.
09/25/14
20140289091
 Method and system for generating and operating hybrid markets and user-defined marketplaces patent thumbnailnew patent 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.. .
09/25/14
20140289086
 Electronic futures spread exchange system and method patent thumbnailnew patent 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.
09/25/14
20140288655
 Spinal implant configured for midline insertion and related instruments patent thumbnailnew patent 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.
09/25/14
20140288486
 Transvaginal specimen extraction device patent thumbnailnew patent 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.
09/25/14
20140286595
 Safe and easy bagging tool a tool for safe and easy bagging of instruments to be sterilized patent thumbnailnew patent 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.. .
09/25/14
20140285009
 Portable backup charger patent thumbnailnew patent 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.
09/25/14
20140284313
new patent 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.
09/25/14
20140284103
new patent 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..
09/25/14
20140283670
new patent 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.. .
09/25/14
20140283580
new patent 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).
09/25/14
20140283408
new patent 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.
09/18/14
20140279371
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.
09/18/14
20140279363
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..
09/18/14
20140279339
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.
09/18/14
20140279058
Capacity calculator
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.. .
09/18/14
20140277738
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..
09/18/14
20140277567
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.
09/18/14
20140277546
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.
09/18/14
20140277544
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.
09/18/14
20140277522
Humeral arthroplasty
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.
09/18/14
20140277204
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.
09/18/14
20140277186
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).
09/18/14
20140277164
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.
09/18/14
20140277046
Microsurgical instruments
A surgical instrument is disclosed herein. The surgical instrument comprises a housing, a first actuation member, a second actuation member, and a first cannula.
09/18/14
20140277020
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.
09/18/14
20140276966
Articulating surgical instruments
A surgical instrument and its method of use are disclosed. In one embodiment, the surgical instrument may include a handle and an elongated shaft assembly extending distally from the handle.
09/18/14
20140276965
Handling of fasteners within a surgical instrument
Surgical instruments and their methods of use are disclosed. In some embodiments, the surgical instrument may include a handle and an elongated shaft assembly extending distally from the handle.
09/18/14
20140276964
Handling of fasteners within a surgical instrument
Surgical instruments and their methods of use are disclosed. In some embodiments, the surgical instrument may include a handle and an elongated shaft assembly extending distally from the handle.
09/18/14
20140276947
Sealing multiple surgical instruments
In accordance with aspects of the present invention, an instrument is provided. An instrument seal according to some embodiments includes a seal body that can be captured between an upper part and a lower part of an instrument guide; and openings in the seal body that align with channels on the instrument guide, wherein the seal body seals against doors in the lower part and an instrument shaft inserted through the openings..
09/18/14
20140276946
Sealing multiple surgical instruments
In accordance with aspects of the present invention, an instrument guide is provided. An instrument guide according to some embodiments of the present invention includes a channel portion, the channel portion including a plurality of channels through which surgical instruments can be inserted; a lower part mechanically fixed to the channel portion, the lower part including doors to seal each of the channels; an upper part, the upper part mechanically attached to the lower part and including a funnel for guiding the instruments into the plurality of channels; and one or more seals fixed between the upper part and the lower part, the seal(s) having openings corresponding to the channels and sealing against the doors when the doors are closed and sealing against surgical instruments when surgical instruments are inserted into the channels..
09/18/14
20140276938
User input devices for controlling manipulation of guidewires and catheters
A robotic surgical system with an input device has two operational modes by which both steerable and non-steerable elongate instruments can be effectively controlled, such as steerable catheters which can move in at least three orthogonal axes and non-steerable guidewires which can move via axial insertion/retraction or axial rotation. The robotic surgical system may include mapping schemes and haptic feedback to enhance the functionality, operation and ease of use of the input device when controlling non-steerable elongate instruments such as guidewires..
09/18/14
20140276937
Systems and methods for tracking robotically controlled medical instruments
Systems and methods are described herein for tracking an elongate instrument or other medical instrument in an image.. .
09/18/14
20140276896
Instruments for use during spine surgery
Surgical instruments and devices including drivers, inserters, and reducers. The driver includes a ratcheting mechanism configured to provide uni-directional motion when engaged.
09/18/14
20140276894
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.
09/18/14
20140276883
Instruments for use in disassembling implants
An orthopaedic surgical instrument for use in disassembling an orthopaedic prosthesis includes a main component, a rod, and a spindle. The main component has a housing and an elongated body extending from the housing with a passageway is defined in the elongated body.
09/18/14
20140276882
Void filling joint prosthesis and associated instruments
A bone void filling prosthesis, which includes a body and a plurality of legs. The body includes an aperture extending therethrough.
09/18/14
20140276859
Femoral orthopaedic surgical instruments for setting offset
A number of orthopaedic surgical instruments for use in a surgical procedure to prepare a patient's femur to receive an orthopedic prosthesis. The tools include guide tools, cutting tools, surgical blocks, and other orthopaedic surgical instruments configured to plan and guide the preparation of the patient's femur.
09/18/14
20140276858
Tibial orthopaedic surgical instruments for setting offset
An orthopaedic surgical instrument assembly is disclosed. The orthopaedic surgical assembly includes a guide tower, an offset tool attached to the guide tower, and a stem trial.
09/18/14
20140276853
Instruments for use in the implantation of an ankle prosthesis and method of using the same
Instruments for use in implanting an orthopedic ankle prosthesis includes a center-transfer instrument and a number of bone cutting blocks. A method of using such instruments is also disclosed..
09/18/14
20140276845
Methods and instruments for subchondral treatment of joint defects near peripheral articular surface
Disclosed in some embodiments are instruments and associated methods for the subchondral treatment of defects near a peripheral articular surface of a joint.. .
09/18/14
20140276837
Femoral orthopaedic instrument assembly for setting offset
A number of orthopaedic surgical instruments for use in a surgical procedure to prepare a patient's femur to receive an orthopedic prosthesis. The tools include guide tools, cutting tools, surgical blocks, and other orthopaedic surgical instruments configured to plan and guide the preparation of the patient's femur.
09/18/14
20140276836
Method of surgically preparing a patient's femur
A number of orthopaedic surgical instruments for use in a surgical procedure to prepare a patient's femur to receive an orthopedic prosthesis are disclosed. The tools include guide tools, cutting tools, surgical blocks, and other orthopaedic surgical instruments configured to plan and guide the preparation of the patient's femur.
09/18/14
20140276835
Decorticating surgical instruments and guidance systems with tactile feedback
An instrument for selectively decorticating a bony surface is described. The instrument may have a decorticating implement having a truncated scoop on its medial face and an inclined blade disposed on its opposing lateral face.
09/18/14
20140276834
Methods and devices for removing a spinal disc
Devices and methods for removing a spinal disc are provided herein. Discectomy instruments are disclosed that can remove a spinal disc in a single-pass, i.e., without repeatedly inserting and removing the instrument from a patient.
09/18/14
20140276659
Surgical instruments and systems with multimodes of treatments and electrosurgical operation
In some embodiments, the inventive subject matter is directed to a multimode electrosurgical system having an electrosurgical instrument with a first electrode configuration that operates in a bipolar mode and second electrode configuration that operates in a monopolar mode. In other embodiments, the inventive subject matter is directed to an instrument and system that provide multiple modes of surgical and/or therapeutic treatments, at least one being an electrosurgical mode of treatment, the instrument including at least one active electrode on a working portion, and the working portion including or supporting at least one non-electrosurgical functional element, the instrument including at least one operational return electrode configuration of selectively variable surface area..
09/18/14
20140276596
Cannulated syringe
A set of instruments configured to deliver a therapy to a bone can include a cannulated syringe. The cannulated syringe can extend along a longitudinal axis between a proximal and a distal end.
09/18/14
20140276559
Devices, systems and methods for placement of instruments for medical procedures
Medical guide devices, systems and methods are provided, comprising a base member and a rotatable medical guide component seated on the base member. The guide component defines a path extending through the guide component.
09/18/14
20140276465
Sealing multiple surgical instruments
A cannula cap is disclosed. A cannula cap according to some embodiments of the invention includes an instrument guide attachment; a cannula attachment; and a seal captured between the instrument guide attachment and the cannula attachment.
09/18/14
20140276464
Sealing multiple surgical instruments
A cannula seal is presented. The cannula seal includes a cross-slit seal that can include a side wall that includes folded sidewalls; slits that are formed by the folded sidewalls when the cross-slit seal is in a closed position; and a concave end surface at the slits.
09/18/14
20140276437
Trocar surgical seal
A trocar surgical seal or surgical access device is provided. The trocar surgical seal comprises first and second supports coupled together by a film passageway.
09/18/14
20140276000
Laser tracking of surgical instruments and implants
A projection system includes a tracking system comprising a first source of light and a first light sensor; a second source of light and a second light sensor, a reflector, and a processing system. The first light sensor may record a first direction the first source is pointed when it receives a reflection of the first light source from the reflector.
09/18/14
20140275997
Shape sensor systems for tracking interventional instruments and mehods of use
A medical tracking system comprises a fiducial apparatus that includes a sensor docking feature configured to mate with a mating portion of a sensor device. The sensor docking feature retains the mating portion in a known configuration.
09/18/14
20140275992
Visualization systems, instruments and methods of using the same in spinal decompression procedures
A method for positioning a treatment instrument in a subject involves positioning a tissue protector of a visualization instrument in an epidural space of the subject. The tissue protector is viewed and positioned in the epidural space using fluoroscopy.
09/18/14
20140275985
Systems and methods for localizing, tracking and/or controlling medical instruments
Systems and methods are described herein for tracking, localization or controlling an elongate instrument or other medical instrument in an image or patient.. .
09/18/14
20140275981
Methods, systems, and devices for guiding surgical instruments using radio frequency technology
Methods, systems, and devices are provided for guiding surgical instruments using radio frequency (rf) technology. In general, the methods, systems, and devices can allow a trajectory, e.g., an angular approach, of a surgical instrument relative to a patient to be identified during use of the instrument in a surgical procedure being performed on the patient.
09/18/14
20140275926
Neuromonitoring systems and methods
Systems, devices and methods are provided for neuromonitoring, particularly neuromonitoring to reduce the risks of contacting or damaging nerves or causing patient discomfort during and after surgical procedures, including spinal surgeries. The neuromonitoring procedures include monitoring for the presence of or damage to sensory nerves, and optionally includes additional monitoring for motor nerves.
09/18/14
20140275886
Sensor fusion and probabilistic parameter estimation method and apparatus
A probabilistic digital signal processor using data from multiple instruments is described. Initial probability distribution functions are input to a dynamic state-space model, which operates on state and/or model probability distribution functions to generate a prior probability distribution function, which is input to a probabilistic updater.
09/18/14
20140275796
Rotating assistant port
Embodiments of a rotating assistant port device are presented. The assistant port device can be utilized to provide for additional assistant instruments in single port robotic surgery.
09/18/14
20140275791
Sealing multiple surgical instruments
In accordance with aspects of the present invention, a door mechanism is provided. A door mechanism according to some embodiments of the present invention includes a door that includes a sealing part, an arm connected to the sealing part, and a pivot part connected to the arm, the door rotating around a pivot axis at the pivot part; and a lever, the lever engaging the door at the pivot part such that the lever opens the door when engaged but is not affected when the door is opened without the lever..


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