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Date/App# patent app List of recent Instruments-related patents
08/18/16
20160240181 
 Audio  reduction and/or elimination of distortion patent thumbnailnew patent Audio reduction and/or elimination of distortion
An audio system for reduction and/or elimination of distortion provides a microphone or instrument sound pick up for the various musical instruments and singers within the performance venue. The sound provided by the microphone or audio pick up is coupled to an amplifier, the output of which is coupled to a speaker system.

08/18/16
20160240178 
 Universal effects carrier patent thumbnailnew patent Universal effects carrier
A universal effects carrier for use with electric instruments that allows for reduced or eliminated signal loss before the electronic signal of the instrument is passed through an effects pedal. A mounting cartridge includes a first receiving slot and a second receiving slot for retaining a primary effects pedal and a secondary effects pedal; the primary effects pedal and the secondary effects pedal being electrically connected to a signal-in port and a signal-out port via a signal-in pedal connector and a signal-out pedal connector.

08/18/16
20160239915 
 System and  trading repurchase agreements patent thumbnailnew patent System and trading repurchase agreements
A trading platform for trading financial instruments, and in particular for generating pre-trade prices. In an exemplary embodiment, the trading platform includes computer software modules and provides graphical user interfaces to accept dealer bids and offers, aggregate the dealer positions, generate a pre-trade price, permit dealers to opt-in to a matching process (the sweep), and determine matches by comparing the positions and potential opposing positions.
Tradeweb Markets Llc


08/18/16
20160239826 
 Smart payment instruments patent thumbnailnew patent Smart payment instruments
A payment instrument is disclosed, including a memory configured to store one or more sets of identification data, a communication interface configured to connect the payment instrument to a network, one or more access interfaces configured to provide access to the one or more sets of identification data, one or more displays configured to display representations of the one or more sets of identification data, and a processing circuit configured to receive, via the communication interface, at least a part of a representation of one of the one or more sets of identification data from a server via the network, and cause the representation to be displayed on the one or more displays. Furthermore, a method and a system for operating payment instruments are disclosed..
Calay Venture S.à R.l.


08/18/16
20160239813 
 Method and system for processing a monetary transaction patent thumbnailnew patent Method and system for processing a monetary transaction
Various aspects of a method and system for processing a monetary transaction are disclosed herein. The method includes registration, at a server, of a first virtual currency instrument that corresponds to a first account and one or more other virtual currency instruments that corresponds to one or more other accounts.
Sony Corporation


08/18/16
20160238657 
 Test ip-based a.t.e. instrument architecture patent thumbnailnew patent Test ip-based a.t.e. instrument architecture
A test system based on multiple instances of reconfigurable instrument ip specifically matched to the device under test may be used in integrating automated testing of semiconductor devices between pre-silicon simulation, post-silicon validation, and production test phases, in one embodiment of software and hardware across all three phases, for different devices. The reconfigurable test system comprises: a tester instrument, instances of instrument ip instantiated in the tester instruments, a computer system, and a test program.

08/18/16
20160237649 
 Electric drive of mobile apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Electric drive of mobile apparatus
A mobile apparatus includes a main frame, an operating arm connected to the main frame, drive means configured to drive displacing means of the mobile apparatus, such as one or more wheels or tracks, drive means configured to drive the operating arm and a control system, connected to operating instruments for a driver, for controlling the drive means. The drive means for the displacing means includes an electric motor such that the drive of the displacing means is substantially electrical..
Hudson Bay Holding B.v.


08/18/16
20160237477 
 Thermo-controllable high-density chips for multiplex analyses patent thumbnailnew patent Thermo-controllable high-density chips for multiplex analyses
The present invention provides miniaturized instruments for conducting chemical reactions where control of the reaction temperature is desired or required. Specifically, this invention provides chips and optical systems for performing and monitoring temperature-dependent chemical reactions.
Wafergen, Inc.


08/18/16
20160237474 
 Methods and systems for pure dye instrument nomalization patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and systems for pure dye instrument nomalization
The present teachings relate to a method and system for normalizing spectra across multiple instruments. In an embodiment of the present invention, the method comprises at least one reference instrument and a test instrument.
Life Technologies Corporation


08/18/16
20160235486 
 Preventing instrument/tissue collisions patent thumbnailnew patent Preventing instrument/tissue collisions
Collisions between a minimally invasive surgical instrument and patient tissue are prevented in various ways. In one aspect, a body cavity is mapped by recording positions of a surgical instrument, and the map is used to insert another surgical instrument.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


08/18/16
20160235475 
new patent

Electrosurgical instruments and connections thereto


An electrosurgical instrument includes jaws having an electrode configuration utilized to electrically modify tissue in contact with one or more electrodes. The instrument is removably connectable to an electrosurgical unit via an electrosurgical connector extending from the instrument and a receptacle on the electrosurgical unit.
Applied Medical Resources Corporation


08/18/16
20160235414 
new patent

Pivotable bone cutting guide useful for bone realignment and compression techniques


instruments and surgical techniques may be used to correct a bone deformity, such as a bunion in which a metatarsal is misaligned with respect to a medial cuneiform. In some examples, a bone cutting guide is utilized to cut an end of the metatarsal and/or an end of the medial cuneiform to facilitate realignment of the bones.
Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.


08/18/16
20160235412 
new patent

Apparatus and the ligation of tissue


A novel catheter-based system which ligates the left atrial appendage (laa) on the outside of the heart, preferably using a combination of catheters and/or instruments, e.g., a guide catheter positioned inside the left atrial appendage which may assist in locating the left atrial appendage and/or assist in the optimal placement of a ligature on the outside of the appendage, and a ligating catheter and/or instrument outside the heart in the pericardial space to set a ligating element at the neck of the left atrial appendage.. .
Sentreheart, Inc.


08/18/16
20160235328 
new patent

System and generating and recording auditory steady-state responses with a speech-like stimulus


The application relates to a method for recording auditory steady-state responses responses of a person, the method comprising a) providing an acoustic stimulus signal to an ear of the person, b) recording the auditory steady-state responses of the person originating from said acoustic stimulus signal. The application further relates to a system.
Interacoustics A/s


08/11/16
20160232883 

Simple music - next generation keyboard


New board of keys patterns are proposed. These key patterns prioritize on the visualization and building of chords.

08/11/16
20160232882 

Accelerometer and gyroscope controlled tone effects for use with electric instruments


A movement actuated tone effects system is provided for manipulating the electrical signal of an electric instrument by moving the electrical instrument in relation to a set of reference axes. A movement actuated tone effects unit is positioned within the electric instrument or within an effects cartridge attached to the electric instrument via a cartridge receiver.

08/11/16
20160232608 

System for processing decomposing futures contracts


Computer systems and methods are provided for processing financial instruments. A combination financial instrument includes a spot delivery financial instrument and a futures financial instrument.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.


08/11/16
20160232503 

Automated banking machine that operates responsive to data bearing records


In an example embodiment, there is disclosed herein an automated banking machine that includes an instrument acceptor operable to receive financial instruments. The machine is operable to cause user data obtained from a user during a user session with the machine to be sent to a transaction authorizing host computer.
Diebold, Incorporated


08/11/16
20160231354 

Dynamically configurable remote instrument interface


A connection interface for connecting one or more devices under test (duts) to one or more remote test and measurement instruments includes a device-under-test connector for connecting a dut to the interface, a host-instrument connector for connecting the interface to a host test and measurement instrument, and an electrical path between the device-under-test connector and the host-instrument connector. The connection interface also includes a display that has a first portion visually associated with the device-under-test connector and configured to display an identifier for a particular connection point on the dut.
Keithley Instruments, Inc.


08/11/16
20160231273 

Method for the fabrication of corrosion resistant electrodes


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.
Wyatt Technology Corporation


08/11/16
20160230126 

Kit and cleaning and disinfecting medical instruments and appliances


The invention relates to a kit for mechanically cleaning and/or disinfecting medical and/or surgical instruments and/or devices, said kit containing a first component, which contains at least 15 wt.% alkcanolamine and at least 10 wt.% complexing agent, and a second component containing at least one enzyme. Said kit enables surgical and medical instruments to be cleaned and disinfected in an effective manner with very low quantities..
Chemische Fabrik Dr. Weigert Gmbh & Co. Kg


08/11/16
20160229217 

Reversible dividers


A divider assembly is shown and described herein. The divider assembly may divide a stack of sheets, the divider assembly may include a body and a tab extending from the body.
Ccl Label, Inc.


08/11/16
20160228264 

Sizing instrument and punch for use in a surgical procedure to implant a stemless humeral component


A stemless humeral component for replacing the humeral head of a patient's humerus includes a support flange having a number of cantilevered legs extending distally away from a bottom surface thereof. instruments and methods for surgically installing the stemless humeral component are also disclosed..
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.


08/11/16
20160228230 

Systems and methods for treating a pelvic disorder


Surgical instruments for pevlic repair are disclosed. The surgical instruments have straight portions and helical portions.
Astora Women's Health, Llc


08/11/16
20160228201 

Automatic instrument detection and identification for a surgical navigation system


A detection and identification system of instruments for use with a surgical navigation system is described. The navigation system contains an instrument assembly containing a coil (of a receiver) having an interior space, an instrument configured to be removably coupled to the coil, and a prong affixed to the instrument and configured to be at least partially disposed within the interior space of the coil when the instrument is coupled to the coil, where the prong has a length corresponding to physical dimensions of the instrument.
General Electric Company


08/11/16
20160228162 

Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures


The present invention relates to a brace installation instrument placement that is mounted to anchors secured in an animal subject. The installation instrument includes anchor extensions coupled to the anchors.
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.


08/11/16
20160228160 

Spinal correction method and system


A method for treating a spine, comprises the steps of fastening a first fastener to a first portion of vertebrae, a second fastener to a second portion of vertebra, and a third fastener to a third portion of vertebrae, wherein the second portion of vertebra is between the first and third vertebra; providing a longitudinal element having a first portion and a second portion; passing the first portion of the longitudinal element through the second and third fasteners such that the second portion of the longitudinal element extends from the second fastener through the third fastener; bending the first portion of the longitudinal element to a selected curvature; and moving the second portion of the longitudinal element through the second fastener to the first fastener after the first portion of the longitudinal element has been passed through the second and third fasteners. Systems and instruments are disclosed..
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.


08/11/16
20160228154 

Methods and devices for manipulating a vertebra


Methods and devices are provided for manipulating a vertebra. In one embodiment, a surgical device can include a frame configured to couple two or more surgical instruments attached to one or more vertebrae.
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.


08/11/16
20160228133 

Patient-specific acetabular guides and associated instruments


A patient-specific acetabular guide can be used for preparing an acetabulum of a patient to receive an acetabular implant. The acetabular guide includes a patient-specific engagement surface designed to be complementary and mateable with a corresponding surface of the patient's pelvic anatomy.
Biomet Manufacturing, Llc


08/04/16
20160225353 

Variable chambered percussion instruments


The present invention is a percussion instrument comprising a body enclosed on all sides by one or more walls. Internal to the body is a matrix comprising two or more compartments.
Natural Acoustics Lab Llc


08/04/16
20160224965 

Determining an optimal payment instrument by a cloud-enabled mobile payment service


An approach is provided for determining an optimal payment instrument. A computer in a system configured in one of four predetermined cloud-based models updates a database with details about account balances and rewards provided by a customer's multiple accounts specifying payment instruments.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/04/16
20160222317 

Aqueous formulation for the cleaning of hard surfaces


An aqueous formulation includes a) one or more proteolytic enzymes, b) one or more anionic surfactants, c) one or more non-ionic surfactants, d) one or more corrosion inhibitors, e) one or more multivalent aliphatic alcohols, f) one or more complexing agents, and g) one or more of para-hydroxybenzoic acid and esters thereof. The ph value of the formulation is in the range of from 9.
L'air Liquide, Societe Anonyme Power L'etude Et L'exploitation Des Procedes Georges


08/04/16
20160220792 

Instrument for continuous discharge of anesthetic drug


The present invention is directed towards instruments and methods for discharging an anesthetic drug on a continuous basis for use as a nerve block. In accordance with the present invention, a catheter assembly is provided that comprises an electrically conductive wire, a protective sheath and an inflatable balloon.

08/04/16
20160220391 

Leg length calculation in computer-assisted surgery


A computer-assisted surgery system for outputting at least one of a leg length discrepancy and an offset between a preoperative leg condition and a post-implant rejointing leg condition comprises instruments. An inertial sensor unit is connected to one of the instrument, the inertial sensor unit producing readings representative of its orientation.
Orthosoft Inc.


08/04/16
20160220323 

Process and managing medical device selection and implantation


A method of selecting an instrument set for an orthopedic implant procedure. The method utilizes a computer programmed with a data structure configured to store (i) a set of implant components and implant instruments; and (ii) a set of surgical instruments utilized in performing the procedure.
Vector Medical, Llc


08/04/16
20160220320 

Surgical tool systems and methods


Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a surgical robot system may include an end-effector element configured for controlled movement and positioning and tracking of surgical instruments and objects relative to an image of a patient's anatomical structure. In some embodiments the end-effector may be tracked by surgical robot system and displayed to a user.
Globus Medical, Inc.


08/04/16
20160220286 

Bone plate and guide block and attachment mechanism thereof


The present invention provides systems and devices for fixing the angle of instruments passing through a bone plate, as well as methods for using the same. The devices include bone plates and complementary guide blocks having features for secure attachment, as well as features for simple detachment..
Flower Orthopedics Corporation


08/04/16
20160220277 

Spinal implant system and methods of use


A spinal implant system comprises a plurality of alternate first members. Each of the first members includes an inner surface defining an implant cavity.
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.


08/04/16
20160220248 

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.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc


08/04/16
20160220247 

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.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc


08/04/16
20160220246 

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.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc


07/28/16
20160217778 

Handheld vibration control device for musical instruments


A handheld device for controlling a vibration of a resonant musical member of a musical instrument includes a handheld housing; at least one transducer on the housing that is configured to sense a proximity and/or vibration of a resonant musical member and output an actuating vibratory electromagnetic force based on the vibration of the resonant musical member; and a haptic component on the housing that is configured to output a tactile feedback responsive to a location and/or vibration of a resonant musical member.. .

07/28/16
20160217775 

Marching drum hardware articulation dampener


A marching drum articulation dampener for percussion instrument holder that allows attachment to a user mounted carrier. The holder allows adjustment for positioning about the user, and pivoting of the holder to allow the holder to pivot or rotate up to allow the holder with instruments to fit a narrower space.
Randall May International Incorporated


07/28/16
20160216538 

Waveguide transmission


We have seen that some waveguides exhibit variable and increasing back reflection of single wavelength illumination over time, limiting their effectiveness and reliability. We have developed approaches to improve the transmission of these waveguides.
Pacific Biosciences Of California, Inc.


07/28/16
20160216210 

Hardware and mobile software for operation of portable instruments for nucleic acid amplification


The present disclosure provides methods and hardware for real-time amplification and detection of nucleic acid molecules.. .
Diagenetix, Inc.


07/28/16
20160215333 

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.
The Johns Hopkins University


07/28/16
20160215217 

Liquid crystal display device


Because liquid crystal display devices according to the present invention characteristically prevent a decrease in the voltage holding ratio (vhr) of a liquid crystal layer and reduces the occurrence of display defects, such as burn-in, the liquid crystal display devices are particularly useful as liquid crystal display devices in ips mode and ffs mode for active-matrix driving and can be applied to household electrical appliances, automobiles, production facilities, measuring and analytical instruments, and communication devices.. .

07/28/16
20160214146 

Rotating wash group


The present invention relates to a washing machine in a sterilisation section of a hospital for washing and/or sterilisation of a surgical instruments, for instance, and similar, and in particular to an improved rotating wash group of said washing machine. It is provided for according to the present invention that said wash group comprises a tubular body (2) with an inlet projection (3) for a washing agent, a tubular washing rotor (4) having a set (11, 12) of through-holes (13) arranged in a rotatable manner inside the tubular body (2), and holding flanges (5, 6) to secure the rotor (4) in said body (2)..
Belimed Ag


07/28/16
20160213589 

Method for preparing pre-mixed foundation material with negligible chromatic aberration


A method for preparing a pre-mixed foundation material with a negligible chromatic aberration includes steps of: (1) processing all raw material powder of the pre-mixed foundation material with uniform surface treatments, so as to homogenize surface properties of the raw material powder; (2) after the surface treatments, thoroughly stirring the raw material powder with a high speed for obtaining the pre-mixed foundation material; and after mixing with a high-speed mixer, post-treating the pre-mixed foundation material by a jet milling method, so as to evenly disperse powder of the pre-mixed foundation material; (3) measuring the chromatic aberration; (4) adjusting a color; and (5) monitoring the chromatic aberration, for controlling the chromatic aberration Δecmc<0.8. According to the present invention, with help of instruments, the chromatic aberration is digitally and quantitatively measured; varied powder is processed with the uniform surface treatments, so as to enable the uniform surface properties..
Shanghai Sciencoo Biotech Co., Ltd


07/28/16
20160213490 

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.
Inbone Technologies, Inc.


07/28/16
20160213432 

Hub design and methods for optical shape sensing registration


An optical shape sensing hub includes a longitudinal body (210) forming a cavity configured to receive two or more optical shape sensing (oss) enabled instruments. One or more mechanical features (212, 214) are disposed within the cavity or on the longitudinal body to maintain the two or more oss enabled instruments in a fixed geometrical configuration relative to one another such that distally to the longitudinal body the two or more oss enabled instruments have shape sensed reconstruction data registered therebetween.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


07/28/16
20160213430 

Method and device for navigating active surgical instruments


A method for detecting a position and an operating state of an active surgical instrument. The active surgical instrument emits or influences/modifies at least one electromagnetic field in an active operating state.
Fiagon Gmbh


07/28/16
20160213420 

Pixel array medical devices and methods


Systems, instruments, and methods are described in which an apparatus comprises a housing including a scalpet device. The scalpet device includes a scalpet array that includes scalpets arranged in a pattern.

07/28/16
20160213419 

Pixel array medical devices and methods


Systems, instruments, and methods are described in which an apparatus comprises a housing including a scalpet device. The scalpet device includes a scalpet array that includes scalpets arranged in a pattern.

07/28/16
20160213418 

Pixel array medical devices and methods


Systems, instruments, and methods are described in which an apparatus comprises a housing including a scalpet device. The scalpet device includes a scalpet array that includes scalpets arranged in a pattern.

07/28/16
20160213392 

Pixel array medical devices and methods


Systems, instruments, and methods are described in which an apparatus comprises a housing including a scalpet device. The scalpet device includes a scalpet array that includes scalpets arranged in a pattern.

07/28/16
20160213391 

Pixel array medical devices and methods


Systems, instruments, and methods are described in which an apparatus comprises a housing including a scalpet device. The scalpet device includes a scalpet array that includes scalpets arranged in a pattern.

07/28/16
20160213364 

Medical system and controlling medical instruments


An object of the invention is to provide for automatic angular adjustment of an end effector thereby improving on the operability of a medical instrument. The medical system of the invention comprises a medical instrument including a driver for driving adjustment of the angle of the end effector relative to a shaft, a trocar having an insertion opening through which the medical instrument is inserted, a sensor that produces a sensor signal including at least an angle of a shaft in a reference coordinate system, and a driver for enabling follow-up control processing for driving the driver based on a sensor signal produced out of the sensor such that the angle of the end effector follows a follow-up criterion in a reference coordinate system..
Olympus Corporation


07/28/16
20160213230 

Reduced area imaging device incorporated within endoscopic devices


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


07/21/16
20160212641 

System and testing multi-user, multi-input/multi-output systems


A test system for testing a device under test includes: a signal processor configured to generate a plurality of independent signals and to apply first fading channel characteristics to each of the independent signals to generate a plurality of first faded test signals; a test system interface configured to provide the plurality of first faded test signals to one or more signal input interfaces of the device under test (dut); a second signal processor configured to apply second fading channel characteristics to a plurality of output signals of the dut to generate a plurality of second faded test signals, wherein the second fading channel characteristics are derived from the first fading channel characteristics; and one or more test instruments configured to measure at least one performance characteristic of the dut from the plurality of second faded test signals.. .
Keysight Technologies, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212508 

Systems and methods for collecting, analyzing, recording, and transmitting fluid hydrocarbon production monitoring and control data


Systems and methods for enabling a handheld device to easily collect, analyze, transmit, and act on wireless information transmitted from various instruments on hydrocarbon production and pipeline skids. The handheld device preferentially presents available data streams based on which instruments are closest to the handheld device, as determined using available information such as signal strength or gps or other location-based services..
Enovation Controls, Llc


07/21/16
20160210949 

Multifunctional digital musical instrument


An electronic musical instrument includes a database including timbre data corresponding to a plurality of musical instruments an acoustic data input unit configured to display an acoustic data input position corresponding to a selected one of the musical instruments, detect whether the acoustic data input position is touched, and receive information on the touched acoustic data input position a mouthpiece detachably provided and having a shape corresponding to a shape of a mouthpiece of the selected musical instrument a wind sensor unit configured to measure an amount of air to generate loudness data a control unit configured to receive timbre data corresponding to the information on the touched acoustic data input position, receive the loudness data from the wind sensor unit, and synthesize the timbre data and the loudness data to output an acoustic sound signal of the selected musical instrument and a power supply unit configured to supply power.. .
Cosmogenome Inc.


07/21/16
20160210940 

Fingernail pick apparatus and method


A fingernail pick having improved fingernail attachment systems and playing surfaces that are shaped for improved sound quality and ease of playing of stringed instruments.. .
Glissphonic Llc


07/21/16
20160210939 

Methods and improving decibel level decay rates of excited strings


Methods and apparatus for improving the decibel level decay characteristics of excited strings for stringed musical instruments.. .

07/21/16
20160210618 

System and utilizing random and non-random based occurences for payouts on financial instruments


Disclosed is a debt repayment lottery/game system and method that allows a pool of players with existing loan debt such as student loans, mortgages, personal loans, credit card debt, automobile loans, boat loans, plane loans, investment loans, and other such debt. The winning payout is made to a third party versus the actual winner.
Sldr, Inc.


07/21/16
20160206442 

Spinal implant system and method


A method for treating a spine is provided. The method includes the steps of: disposing an interbody implant adjacent a posterior portion of an intervertebral disc space; connecting a surgical instrument with at least one fixation element fastened with tissue adjacent the posterior portion; and manipulating the surgical instrument such that tissue adjacent the posterior portion engages the interbody implant and one or more vertebra rotate about the interbody implant.
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.


07/21/16
20160206396 

System and minimizing fiber twist in optical shape sensing enabled devices


A fiber twist reduction system for optical shape sensing enabled instruments includes a rotatable launch fixture (12) configured to hold an optical fiber (28). An optical shape sensing enabled device (26) includes the optical fiber disposed therein.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


07/21/16
20160206394 

Medical instrument receptacle and related methods


A medical device, assembly, or kit may be used to hold a plurality of elongate medical instruments, such as guidewires, catheters, etc. A guidewire holder may include a reservoir for holding a liquid and one or more separators for segregating the guidewires from each other.
Merit Medical Systems, Inc.


07/21/16
20160206391 

A system to manipulate organs and instruments for minimally invasive surgery


The present invention is generally related to the art of minimally invasive surgery, and more specifically to reduced or single port laparoscopic surgery. This invention is a system of instruments that generally comprises of a surgical end effector, a receiver unit connected to the base of such an end effector, an external control link and an applicator for the control link.

07/21/16
20160206365 

External cooling devices and systems for surgical instruments


A surgical system includes a portable surgical instrument and a sleeve. The portable surgical instrument includes an end effector assembly and a housing operably coupled to the end effector assembly.
Covidien Lp


07/21/16
20160206343 

Ultrasonic surgical instruments and methods of compensating for transducer aging


An ultrasonic surgical instrument includes a housing, a waveguide extending distally from the housing, an end effector coupled to the distal end of the waveguide, an ultrasonic transducer retained within the housing, and a controller. The ultrasonic transducer is coupled to the proximal end of the waveguide and configured to produce mechanical motion for transmission along the waveguide to the end effector.
Covidien Lp


07/21/16
20160206342 

Ultrasonic surgical instruments with rotatable blade and hollow sheath arrangements


In one general aspect, various embodiments are directed to an ultrasonic surgical instrument that comprises a handpiece housing that rotatably supports an ultrasonic transducer assembly therein that may be selectively rotated by a motor housed therein. Various forms of blades are disclosed for attachment to the ultrasonic transducer assembly such that the blade may be selectively rotatable within a hollow outer sheath.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc


07/21/16
20160206339 

Surgical instrument


A surgical instrument. Example surgical instruments include a cutting member being at least partially positioned within the outer member.
Smith & Nephew, Inc.


07/21/16
20160206336 

Surgical instruments with force applier and methods of use


A surgical instrument including a housing, an elongated portion, an end effector, a drive beam and a force applier is provided. The housing includes a first actuator and a second actuator.
Covidien Lp


07/14/16
20160204881 

Rf testing system using integrated circuit


An integrated circuit (ic) is provided. The ic includes an rf transmitter and an rf receiver.
Mediatek Inc.


07/14/16
20160203807 

Interactive instruments and other striking objects


Systems, methods, and devices for providing interactive striking objects (e.g., drumsticks) and performing actions in response to striking motions of the striking objects are disclosed. In some embodiments, the systems and methods provide an interactive drumstick, which includes a lighting display located at a tip portion of the interactive drumstick, a motion detector contained at least partially within the drumstick, a processor and memory contained at least partially within the drumstick, and an interactive system stored within the memory of the drumstick.
Muzik Llc


07/14/16
20160203806 

Interactive instruments and other striking objects


Systems, methods, and devices for providing interactive striking objects (e.g., drumsticks) and performing actions in response to striking motions of the striking objects are disclosed. In some embodiments, the systems and methods provide an interactive drumstick, which includes a lighting display located at a tip portion of the interactive drumstick, a motion detector contained at least partially within the drumstick, a processor and memory contained at least partially within the drumstick, and an interactive system stored within the memory of the drumstick.
Muzik Llc


07/14/16
20160203556 

Minimum outcome assurance contracts from revenue sharing of royalties


Two new forms of financial instruments that can be offered by an issuing company at an initial public offering via an exchange or investment syndicate or otherwise, and, if used, a computerized exchange for trading. The instruments include fair revenue participation contracts (frpc) which provide investors with a right to receive a fixed percentage of the issuing company's revenue for a fixed length of time, in combination with a minimum payment guarantee underwritten by a third party guarantor which guarantees some minimum amount of royalty payments to investor, at least recouping their initial investment or resulting in some higher yield to investors.

07/14/16
20160203554 

Keypad


Data processing systems and methods for managing transactions in auction-based trading of specialized items such as fixed income instruments are presented. The data processing system provides a highly structured trading protocol implemented through a sequence of trading paradigms.
Cfph, Llc


07/14/16
20160202891 

Instruments 3d display system


The present invention relates to an instrument display system. The display system includes an instrument display panel (2) and a programmable electronic control unit (3).
Jaguar Land Rover Limited


07/14/16
20160202277 

Sample preparation workstation


The present invention relates to laboratory instruments, in particular to instruments for automated preparation of liquid samples like solid phase extraction (spe), supported liquid extraction (sle) or liquid-liquid extraction (lle). The instrument reduces the risk of cross-contamination between sample collection containers by lifting the sample collection containers to the level of the outlet of the sample processing containers, or slightly above.
Biotage Ab


07/14/16
20160202257 

Mycoplasma pneumoniae immunological detection method and kit


Infection with mycoplasma pneumoniae can be rapidly and specifically diagnosed by producing an antibody specifically reactive to p30 protein of mycoplasma pneumoniae and performing an immunological assay using the p30 protein as a detection marker. The present invention enables easy and rapid detection of mycoplasma pneumoniae and diagnosis of infection with the bacteria at a hospital or the like without need of specialized instruments or skilled techniques..

07/14/16
20160201118 

Nucleic acid calibration standards


The invention relates to synthetic nucleic acids and in particular, complementary pairs and their use as calibration standards for various techniques used to measure the interaction of biological molecules. The nucleotide sequence of the nucleic acids are non-naturally occurring and the single-stranded nucleic acids are essentially lacking in secondary structure, that is, the stability of hybridization between a single stranded nucleic acid and its complement is greater than any intra-strand pair binding.

07/14/16
20160199200 

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.
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.


07/14/16
20160199194 

Expandable intervertebral implants and instruments


Systems for interbody fusion of adjacent bone portions may include an expanding implant and related instruments. An expanding implant may be formed as a linkage which is movable between a compact configuration and an expanded configuration.
Imds Llc


07/14/16
20160199139 

Alternate instrument removal


Minimally invasive robotic surgical instruments and related methods are disclosed. A surgical instrument includes an interface fitting that couples a proximal chassis of the instrument with a holding fixture of a robotic manipulator.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


07/14/16
20160199134 

Plan implementation


A system and method for performing a procedure is disclosed. The procedure may include preparing one or more bones for a prosthetic implant.
Biomet Manufacturing, Llc


07/14/16
20160199122 

Manufacturing electrosurgical instruments


A jaw member for an electrosurgical instrument is manufactured by providing a jaw housing (18) having a longitudinal jaw section (19), and an electrically conductive plate (1). The electrically conductive plate is placed into a mould, and a first flowable insulating material (15) is injected into the mould such that the flowable material (15) forms one or more stop members (16) that project a predetermined distance from the electrically conductive plate.
Gyrus Medical Limited


07/14/16
20160199120 

Manufacturing electrosurgical instruments


A jaw member for an electrosurgical instrument is manufactured by providing a jaw housing (1) having a longitudinal jaw section (2), and an electrically conductive plate (11) including one or more passages (14) therein. The electrically conductive plate is disposed on the jaw section of the jaw housing, and placed into a mould (15).
Gyrus Medical Limited


07/14/16
20160199089 

Surgical staples having attached drivers and stapling instruments for deploying the same


A surgical stapling system including a driver and a staple where the driver is connected to the staple. In previous surgical stapling systems, the driver and the staple were not connected.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc


07/14/16
20160199085 

Self-closing devices and making and delivering them


A self-closing device for implantation within a patient's body includes base material including an inner surface area for securing the base material to a tissue structure, and a plurality of support elements surrounding or embedded in the base material. The support elements are separable to accommodate creating an opening through the base material for receiving one or more instruments through the base material, and biased to return towards a relaxed state for self-closing the opening after removing the one or more instruments.
Solinas Medical Inc.


07/14/16
20160199075 

Guide tool for bone and/or cartilage repair or joint remodeling


A guide tool for guiding surgical instrumentation and facilitating insertion of surgical implants for repair of cartilage and/or bone damage and/or for remodeling of a joint surface for improved mobility in a finger or toe joint is disclosed. The guide tool includes an attachment part including a patient specific contact surface adapted to fit the proximal phalanxes or metatarsal bones in a toe or the distal-, middle-, or proximal phalanxes or metacarpal bones in a finger and further including a directing flange.
Episurf Ip-management Ab


07/14/16
20160198757 

Food forming and shaping device


A food forming and shaping device. The food forming and shaping device may comprise: a mixer, forming and shaping portion, and cutter.

07/07/16
20160198116 

Reduced area imaging device incorporated within endoscopic devices


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


07/07/16
20160197669 

Communication method and system that uses low latency/low data bandwidth and high latency/high data bandwidth pathways


A communication system uses multiple communications links, preferably links that use different communications media. The multiple communications links may include a high latency/high bandwidth link using a fiber-optic cable configured to carry large volumes of data but having a high latency.
Tesla Wireless Company Llc


07/07/16
20160196814 

Systems and methods for a variable aperture electromagnetic pickup for stringed musical instruments


Embodiments disclosed herein describe systems and methods for asymmetrical bobbin configurations. Embodiments of asymmetrical bobbin configurations are configured to allow manufacturers and users to modify, adjust, change, etc.

07/07/16
20160193051 

Patient-matched acetabular augment with alignment guide


Embodiments of the invention include surgical instruments and methods for providing a joint arthroplasty system configured for use with skeletal structures that may fee deformed or may have defects. In some embodiments, patient-matched surfaces arc prepared to engage with deformations or defects, and other reference points or surfaces are provided to give alignment guidance to enable appropriate placement of a reconstructive system..
Smith & Nephew, Inc.


07/07/16
20160193012 

Surgical instruments and methods of cleaning surgical instruments


In accordance with at least one exemplary embodiment, a surgical instrument comprises a shaft comprising a distal end a proximal end, a wall extending from the distal end to the proximal end and having an exterior surface and an interior surface. At least a first portion of the shaft may include openings that penetrate the interior and exterior surfaces of the wall and provide flow communication from an exterior of the shaft to an interior of the shaft.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


07/07/16
20160192936 

Drive train control arrangements for modular surgical instruments


A surgical instrument comprises an end effector, a shaft, and a housing extending proximally from the shaft. The surgical instrument includes an articulation assembly configured to articulate the end effector relative to the shaft, a firing assembly configured to fire a plurality of staples, for example, and a locking member movable between a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc


07/07/16
20160192830 

Endoscopic methods and devices for transnasal procedures


Medical devices, systems and methods that are useable to facilitate transnasal insertion and positioning of guidewires and various other devices and instruments at desired locations within the ear, nose, throat, paranasal sinuses or cranium.. .
Acclarent, Inc.




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