|| List of recent Instruments-related patents
|Surgical patient side cart with suspension system|
A patient side cart for a teleoperated surgical system comprises a base, a manipulator portion extending from the base and configured to hold one or more surgical instruments, four wheels mounted to the base to permit movement of the cart, and a suspension system. The suspension system may be configured to transition the cart between a first state in which the cart behaves as a three-wheeled cart and a second state in which the cart behaves as a four-wheeled cart..
|Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instruments with cam-actuated jaws|
Various embodiments are directed to a surgical instrument comprising, a shaft, and an end effector. The shaft may be coupled to the handle and may extend distally along a longitudinal axis.
|Methods and devices for diagnosing, monitoring, or treating medical conditions through an opening through an airway wall|
Methods and devices for diagnosing, monitoring, and/or treating tissue through an opening or port through an airway wall. A passageway is created extending from the airway to the target tissue.
|Self guided subjective refraction instruments and methods|
A refraction device determines a refraction end point to provide corrective optics for a test subject. The device includes an adjustable optical system providing corrective optics to the test subject and an adjustable viewing target disposed along an optical path such as to be viewable through the adjustable optical system by a test subject.
|Flexible containers for use in sterilizing, storing, transporting, and presenting medical instruments|
Instrument containers for use in sterilizing, storing, transporting, and/or presenting medical instruments, such as dental and surgical instruments, are disclosed. The instrument containers may include, an instrument tray; a cover; and a plurality of openings formed in the instrument tray and cover.
|Detonation command and control|
The detonation of one or more explosive charges and propellant charges by a detonator in response to a fire control signal from a command and control system comprised of a command center and instrumentation center with a communications link therebetween. The fire control signal is selectively provided to the detonator from the instrumentation center if plural detonation control switches at the command center are in a fire authorization status, and instruments, and one or more interlocks, if included, are in a ready for firing status.
|Ankle replacement system|
A total ankle replacement system, novel surgical method for total ankle replacement, and novel surgical tools for performing the surgical method are described. The total ankle replacement system includes the calcaneus in fixation of a lower prosthesis body, thereby significantly increasing the amount of bone available for fixation of the lower prosthesis body and allowing the lower prosthesis body to be anchored with screws.
A surgical device. The surgical device may comprise a transducer configured to provide vibrations along a longitudinal axis and an end effector coupled to the transducer and extending from the transducer along the longitudinal axis.
|Instruments for osteolysis repair|
A plug for plugging a hole of a bone or implant body during injection of an osteoregenerative material comprising, generally, a plug body, the plug body configured to plug a hole of the body to prevent osteoregenerative material from leaking through the hole, and a tail, the tail attached to the plug body for use in removing the plug body from the hole. In one embodiment, the plug body has an insertion cavity on a trailing end thereof for use in inserting the plug into a hole of the body.
|Surgical instruments and methods of use|
One embodiment of the present invention includes a surgical instrument including an instrument body including a shaft having a distal end, a proximal end and a length therebetween; and a bushing having a length, wherein at least a portion of the length of the bushing includes a spring portion including a resilient member, wherein the bushing is cannulated such that the shaft of the instrument is positioned therethrough.. .
|Surgical instruments including mems devices|
Surgical instruments are disclosed that are couplable to or have an end effector or a disposable loading unit with an end effector, and at least one micro-electromechanical system (mems) device operatively connected to the surgical instrument for at least one of sensing a condition, measuring a parameter and controlling the condition and/or parameter.. .
|Data communication with interventional instruments|
The invention relates to a data communication system (100) and a method that can particularly be applied for communicating data from a medical instrument like a catheter or a guide-wire via a high-speedlink (101). The system (100) comprises (in-vivo) a slave component (150) with a controllable slave clock (153) and a transmitter (151) for transmitting a data signal (ds) that is clocked by the slave clock signal (clk).
|Caged floating seal assembly|
A seal assembly establishes sealing engagement with a plurality of differently dimensioned instruments passing through a trocar. The seal assembly is a caged seal assembly movably disposed within the trocar and includes at least two seal segments disposable into and out of a sealing orientation relative to the instrument.
|Compositions for endodontic instruments|
The present invention is directed to a dental composition, and specifically to an improved composition for endodontic instruments useful for filling root canals or sealing.. .
Provided is a steam sterilizer for medical instruments including a feeding system configured to feed a sterilization chamber and including at least one main tank for containing a sterilization fluid; an evacuation system configured to evacuate a discharge fluid from the sterilization chamber; and a purification system configured to draw one of the fluids out of one of the systems and to introduce it into the main tank, and including cleaning means configured to filter the fluid.. .
|Method and system for pre-programmed self-power microfluidic circuits|
A major challenge for the general use of “lab-on-a-chip” (loac) systems and point-of-care (poc) devices has been the generally complex and need for sophisticated peripheral equipment, such that it is more difficult than anticipated to implement low cost, robust and portable loac/poc solutions. It would be beneficial for chemical, medical, healthcare, and environmental applications to provide designs for inexpensive loac/poc solutions compatible with miniaturization and mass production, and are potentially portable, using compact possibly hand-held instruments, using reusable or disposable detectors.
|Calibration method for the scale factor of an axisymmetric vibratory gyroscope or gyrometer|
The invention relates to gyroscopic instruments. The method for calibrating the scale factor of an angular velocity sensor or an axisymmetric vibratory gyroscope, which method uses a control amplitude signal, a control precessional signal cp and a control quadrature signal cq for exciting the vibration of a resonator on a resonant frequency, involves a first step of pre-calibration which consists of measuring and recording an initial scale factor and the value of an initial control signal, and a second step of measuring the value of the current control signal and establishing a scale factor sf that is corrected on the basis of a proportional relationship involving the initial scale factor sf°, the initial value of the control signal y° and the current value of the control signal y° according to the formula sf=sf°y/y°..
|Adjustable surgical instruments|
Surgical instruments for ophthalmic surgery are modified to include a manually bendable portion to allow the position of the operative segment of the instrument to be adjusted during surgery without the use of adjusting tools. In one embodiment the bendable portion is formed by selectively annealing a site on the operative segment of the instrument.
|Interchangeable tools for surgical instruments|
A surgical tool system. Various embodiments of the surgical tool system may comprise surgical instrument that has a handle assembly that operably supports a drive system therein for generating drive motions upon actuation of a movable handle portion operably coupled to the handle assembly.
|Methods and instruments for treating gerd and haital hernia|
The invention relates to an intraluminar method of treating a reflux disease in a patient by implanting a device comprising an movement restriction device that, when implanted in a patient, fills a volume in the patient's abdomen that is close to and at least partially above the patient's cardia when the patient is in a standing position. The invention further relates to a method of restoring the location of the cardia in a patient suffering from a reflux disease and to an instrument suitable to use with intraluminar method and/or restoration method.
|Multimedia emergency services|
A mechanism is provided for remotely controlling one or more monitoring devices in a user's household in the event of emergency so as to more productively monitor the emergency situation on a real-time basis. The monitoring devices may include a number of multimedia instruments such as a telephone with an answering machine, a computer with a built-in digital camera, a video recording device, a cellular phone with an integrated digital camera, etc.
|Interface, hardware remote controller and remote control system|
Disclosed is a display apparatus which is used so as to produce a hardware remote controller capable of operating a plurality of instruments. The display apparatus includes a first display part which displays remote control information including external shape information of a remote control of a target instrument to be operated, and a second display part which displays a custom remote control object to be generated on the basis of the external shape information.
|Vector network power meter|
System and method for implementing a vector network power meter (vnpm) as a new class of electronic test instrument that uses a novel topology based upon a reflectometer to combine the functionality of a power meter with that of a vector network analyzer (vna). The vnpm overcomes application limitations of the two existing classes of test instruments, including parallel and simultaneous measurement capability, in-circuit operation, and improved accuracy and repeatability by eliminating the calibration of interconnecting cabling.
|Methods, apparatus, and system for mass spectrometry|
A miniature, low cost mass spectrometer capable of unit resolution over a mass range of 10 to 50 amu. The mass spectrometer incorporates several features that enhance the performance of the design over comparable instruments.
|Vibration sensor device for musical instruments|
The present invention relates to a sensor device (2) for measuring a movement and/or a vibration of at least one object of interest, in particular for musical instruments, said device comprising (i) at least two excitation inductance coils (11, 12) electrically connected to at least one electric excitation source, and capable of generating excitation magnetic fluxes, and (ii) at least one measuring inductance coil (13), electrically connected to electrical measuring means capable of measuring induced electrical signals, (iii) a magnetic circuit (10) magnetically connecting the excitation coils (11, 12) and measuring (13) coils, and comprising a measuring area (17) wherein the presence of objects of interest affects magnetic fluxes coming from excitation coils (11, 12) and passing through said measuring coil or coils (13), and (iv) excitation coils (11, 12) arranged in such a way as to generate, in the absence of an object of interest in the measuring area (17), magnetic fluxes which substantially cancel each other out in the at least one measuring coil (13). The invention also relates to a sound system implementing said device..
|Method for sealing a reusable electrical surgical instrument|
A method for sealing surgical instruments, particularly reusable electric surgical instruments sterilized using an autoclave process, is disclosed. The method having the steps of providing at least two body shells having a runner system on the mating surfaces, aligning the body shells, securing the body shells in position relative to each other, inserting an injection device into the runner system, injecting an elastomer material from the injection device into the runner system, removing the injection device from the runner system, and curing the elastomer material.
|System, server and method for processing data records representing financial instruments|
The present specification provides a high availability system. In one aspect a replicator is situated between a plurality of servers and a network.
|Publish and subscribe system including buffer|
Systems and methods for delivering a plurality of trading data messages to a server in connection with the monitoring the trading of financial instruments are provided. A listener subscribes to a subset of the plurality of trading data messages generated by market participants or components within the trading platform.
|Method of creating standardized baskets of medical and recreational grade cannabis to be used in financial and commercial trading products|
A process to create a fungible global investment grade standard for cannabis. The process involves grouping various strains in an investment grade standard according to their specific characteristics and minimum expectations.
|Visualization for account balance view|
Systems and methods are presented for providing a visualization that is capable for displaying trade activity for one or more client accounts for a broker. The visualization includes one or more trade objects representing trades for one or more financial instruments and connectivity between one or more trade objects to show an event history for a particular trade.
|Order life-cycle visualization|
Systems and methods are presented that provide a visualization for displaying an order life-cycle for one or more orders. The visualization includes one or more order objects representing orders for financial instruments (e.g., stocks, bonds, securities) and connectivity between the one or more order objects to help show an order history for the order objects.
|Computer-implemented method for automatic training of a dialogue system, and dialogue system for generating semantic annotations|
An adaptive dialogue system and also a computer-implemented method for semantic training of a dialogue system are disclosed. In this connection, semantic annotations are generated automatically on the basis of received speech inputs, the semantic annotations being intended for controlling instruments or for communication with a user.
|Apparatus for evaluating safety of building using earthquake acceleration measurement|
Disclosed herein is an apparatus for evaluating the safety of a building. The apparatus includes first and second measurement instruments which measure earthquake accelerations of the top and bottom stories, a fast fourier transform unit which performs fast fourier transform on the earthquake accelerations, an integration unit which double-integrates the measured earthquake accelerations and creates drift data of the top story and the bottom story, a maximum inter-story drift ratio calculation unit which calculates a maximum inter-story drift ratio, a natural frequency change rate calculation unit which determines a natural frequency of the building, and compares the natural frequency with an ambient natural frequency of the building so as to calculate a natural frequency change rate, and a building safety evaluation unit which compares the maximum inter-story drift ratio and the frequency change rate with preset evaluation criteria and outputs a result of evaluation in the safety of the building..
|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.
|Endoscopic cutting instruments having improved efficiency and reduced manufacturing costs|
Minimally invasive endoscopic cutting instruments having improved efficiency, access and reduced manufacturing costs are described herein. In particular, the present invention describes means for eliminating or modifying the distal end axial bearing surfaces so as to reduce manufacturing costs as well as the opportunity for galling and metal shedding.
|Independent surgical center|
A biological tissue cutting and fluid aspiration system provides a plurality of surgical instruments operable independent of an external control console. In some embodiments, each surgical instrument may include all sensors and controls directly applicable to the surgical instrument, and may be used independently.
|Single port device including selectively closeable openings|
A surgical port includes a port body having a lumen extending therethrough and a plate having an opening. The port body may be made from foam.
|Accessory for data acquisition and data transfer to an external device|
A system and method to acquire data from a sensor and transfer the data to an external device is disclosed. The sensor retrieves data that corresponds to vibration or pressure and send the millivolt (mv) signal to an accessory.
|Method of laser annealing process|
The present disclosure discloses a method of laser annealing process, wherein the surface of the semiconductor structure on a substrate is scanned by a laser annealing device, and the said laser annealing device comprises a laser source and the optical instruments. The invention comprises the following steps: generating a laser beam by the laser source, and the laser beam is irradiating on a mirror, the route thereof changed by 90 degrees and converging the laser beam by the optical instrument thereafter.
|System and method for tracking non-visible structure of a body|
A monitoring system tracks the non-visible structure of a body in three dimensions. A tracker obtains image information of the object and instruments in its vicinity, all bearing 3d tracking markers.
|Receptacle for medical instruments, and method for capturing and transmitting data from medical instruments|
A receptacle for medical instruments comprises a container for holding the medical instruments and comprises an apparatus for capturing and transmitting data from the medical instruments, which apparatus comprises a control unit, a reader and at least one first identification element attached to at least one medical instrument, wherein the control unit is connected to the reader and exchanges data with the reader, and performs a further step with said data, wherein the reader exchanges data with the at least one first identification element and passes said data to the control unit. The apparatus comprises a sensor unit which detects the medical instrument by a measurement performed thereon of a measurement quantity, and exchanges signals with the control unit, wherein the exchanged signals initiate the exchange of data between the reader and the at least one first identification element, wherein the reader transfers the exchanged data to the control unit..
|Cable for medical instruments|
The invention relates to an electrical cable (100) for exchanging communication signals between two devices, particularly a cable (100) that can be integrated into a catheter or a guidewire (5). The cable (100) comprises at least one pair (120, 130) of differential wires (d1+, d1−, d2+, d2−) that are, during operation, supplied with opposite voltages, thus defining a voltage-neutral plane (vnp) between them.
|Optoelectronic pickup for musical instruments|
An optoelectronic pickup for a musical instrument includes at least one light source which directs light to impinge a sound generating element of the musical instrument in at least one photoreceiver located to detect the reflected light, so as to generate an electrical signal that is responsive to sound generating element movement.. .
|System and method for capture and rendering of performance on synthetic string instrument|
Synthetic multi-string musical instruments have been developed for capturing and rendering musical performances on handheld or other portable devices in which a multi-touch sensitive display provides one of the input vectors for an expressive performance by a user or musician. Visual cues may be provided on the multi-touch sensitive display to guide the user in a performance based on a musical score.
|Automatic mapping and allocation of special interests in trusts for portfolio analysis|
The present invention relates to analysis of trusts that have multiple beneficiaries whose interests mature in different time periods or under different conditions. In particular, we disclose automatic mapping of interests in one or more trusts, optionally subject to user confirmation, to long and short positions in financial or derivative interests that have expected payouts and costs that can be offset against underlying trust assets.
|Method and apparatus for facilitating online payment transactions in a network-based transaction facility using multiple payment instruments|
A method and system for transferring value to a user of a transaction system including receiving from the user a request for value, evaluating the risk involved in providing the value by evaluating information accessible to the transaction system, selectively approving the request for value based on evaluating the risk involved, and distributing the value to the user. The information that is accessible to the transaction system may be stored at the transaction system or separated from the transaction system.
|Post-order management of financial instruments|
Methods for managing a plurality of orders for a financial instrument includes accepting the plurality of orders for clearing; sending a cleared confirmation message indicating that the plurality of orders has been cleared; receiving notification instructions to group the plurality of cleared orders; terminating the plurality of cleared orders and creating a new order; and sending a cleared confirmation message for the new order. Systems for electronically managing a plurality of orders for a financial instrument and computer-readable media are described..
|Spinal deformity correction instruments and methods|
An instrument for correction of spinal deformities includes an inner member with a proximal portion configured to receive a corrective force and a distal coupling portion configured to transfer the corrective force to a spinal implant in a vertebra. A slot extends transversely through the coupling portion and is configured to guide a fixation rod into the spinal implant.
|Sheath assemblies for electrosurgical instruments|
An electrosurgical device may include an elongated shaft having a distal end and a proximal end, an electrosurgical end effector coupled to the distal end of the elongated shaft, an electrically insulative sheath disposed around at least a proximal end portion of the end effector, and an electrically insulative viscous material disposed to provide a barrier to liquid entry into an interior region defined by the sheath.. .
|Capturing of cell fluid and analysis of its components under observation of cells and instruments for the cell fluid capturing and the analysis|
A method captures cellular components from a single cell and performs mass spectrometry on the components. The method includes inserting a nanospray ionization capillary tip into a specific region of the cell under observation with a microscope.
|Optical ground tracking apparatus, systems, and methods|
Optical ground tracking apparatus for use with buried object locators or other instruments or devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a ground tracking apparatus integral with or coupled to a buried object locator includes a housing, a plurality of camera modules, a distance measurement module, and a processing element to generate tracking information based on images or video streams from the camera modules in combination with distance data generated from the distance measurement module..
|Surgical instrument input device organization systems and associated methods|
Organization systems for surgical instruments input devices and associated methods and systems are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a surgical instrument input device organization system can include a first interface configured to receive input from a user and a second interface communicatively coupled to the first interface via a link.
|Porous material for insertion cleaning of instruments|
A porous material for insertion cleaning of instruments is provided, such porous material including an at least partially open-cell foam body and a surface configured to enable an instrument having contaminants to be inserted into the body. The body may be configured to substantially grip the instrument to remove a substantial portion of the contaminants from the instrument..
|Methods of producing pseudoscent compositions of narcotic materials and compositions thereof|
This invention relates to a method that can be used to scientifically fabricate pseudoscents of narcotics, which, in their entirety, are comprised of non-narcotic materials. It also discloses specific compositions of such pseudoscents, which can be used as narcotic-free-but-odoriferously-identical simulants for a range of narcotics and are comprised of non-narcotic components of the scent signature of a narcotic and/or scent components of the same headspace scent signature that have narcotic qualities but have been rendered non-narcotic.
|Method and apparatus for providing after tax bond valuation|
Methods and systems are disclosed for determining valuation and risk analysis of municipal debt instruments on an after-tax basis. In one embodiment, bond terms, yield curve and interest rate volatility data are received for a set of bonds.
|Method and apparatus for high-speed processing of financial market depth data|
A variety of embodiments for hardware-accelerating the processing of financial market depth data are disclosed. A coprocessor, which may be resident in a ticker plant, can be configured to update order books based on financial market depth data at extremely low latency.
|Issuer transparency tool for financial services|
A computer system and method for providing an issuer submission tool operative to enable issuers of financial instruments and municipal debt a computer platform for delivering information to relevant market spaces. A template is provided for relevant financial and other information to be submitted by issuers of municipal debt.
|Modular, customizable spine stabilization system|
A modular, customizable system that provides components for assembling an implantable device is provided. The system allows the user to assemble an implantable spine stabilization device that is flexible and allows dynamic stabilization.
|Distal femoral trial with removable cutting guide|
Various embodiments of the present invention provide a distal femoral trial that allows a surgeon to cut the central box geometry of a distal femur using an implant-shaped trial. The trial includes a cutting guide that is removable from the trial and adjustable with respect to the trial.
|Patient-specific-bone-cutting guidance instruments and methods|
An orthopedic device for cutting or resurfacing an outer bone surface of a bone of a patient includes first and second guides. Each guide has a patient-specific surface preoperatively configured as a negative surface of a portion of the outer bone surface of the bone and a plurality of elongated slots.
|Carboxymethylcellulose polyethylene glycol compositions for medical uses|
Compositions comprising carboxypolysaccharides (cps) including carboxymethyl cellulose (cmc) and polyethylene glycols (pegs) are provided where the peg is a peg-epoxide covalently linked to the cps. In certain embodiments, the peg attaches to only one cps, forming a decorated cps.
|Modular motor driven surgical instruments with alignment features for aligning rotary drive shafts with surgical end effector shafts|
Coupling systems for removably coupling dual rotary drive shafts of a surgical instrument to corresponding driven shafts of a surgical end effector. The surgical instrument may include a first rotary drive shaft that includes a first drive shaft axis and a second rotary drive shaft that includes a second drive shaft axis.
|Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments|
A surgical instrument including an end effector that has a selectively reciprocatable implement movably supported therein. The implement is selectively advanceable in a distal direction upon application of a rotary actuation motion thereto and retractable in a proximal direction upon application of a rotary retraction motion thereto.
|Modular motor driven surgical instruments with status indication arrangements|
A surgical end effector for use in connection with a surgical instrument. In one form the end effector includes an end effector housing that is configured for operable attachment to the surgical instrument.
|Motor driven surgical instruments with lockable dual drive shafts|
Motor driven surgical instruments that include a first rotary drive system and a second rotary drive system. Various forms include a transmission assembly that is selectively shiftable between a first drive position wherein rotary motion generated by the motor is transferred to the first rotary drive system and a second drive position wherein rotary motion generated by the motor is transferred to the second rotary drive system.
|Weight-bearing adhesives with adjustable angles|
The invention provides unique releasable adhesive devices that are high-load bearing and highly stable while allowing adjustment of the weight-bearing angle in a wide range, thereby greatly expanding the scope of applications for technology. Adhesive systems and devices of the invention can be designed to fit applications ranging from household weight-bearing shelves and holders, components for transportation, athletic equipment, labels and advertising posts, automobile interior trims, permanent or reversible fasteners, as well as instruments and devices for industrial, commercial, medical or military applications..
|Adaptable ligature for the mouthpieces of wind instruments|
The present invention relates to a ligature for single-reed wind instruments that comprises a main multidirectional pivot system allowing the reed to vibrate freely while providing all possibilities of clamping force both to minimal contact and to extreme fit, and which adapts to table angle thereby optimizing the relationship between fitting and sound quality.. .
|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.