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 Articulating amplifier stand patent thumbnailnew patent Articulating amplifier stand
Improvements in a tilting, lifting stand are presented. The tilt, lift stand is for a musical instrument stand or to elevate/tilt a speaker and or amplifier and rigidly supports a sousaphone brass type instruments, speaker or amplifier in an in a stored and in a playable or elevated position.
Randall May International Inc

 Modular surgical training system patent thumbnailnew patent Modular surgical training system
A modular surgical training system for training in surgical interventions with real surgical instruments includes a reusable, energy supplying base module, and a regenerable training module which reproduces or has anatomical structures and can hold at least one consumable medium (for example, bodily fluids). The training module and the base module are detachably connected to one another via a combination interface, and pneumatic and/or mechanical and/or electric energy can be transmitted from the base module to the training module and/or electric signals can be transmitted between base module and training module via the combination interface.
Forschungs-und Transferzentrum Leipzig E.v. An Der Hochschule FÜr Technik, Wirtschaft Und Kultur

 System and  auction-based transfer of financial instruments patent thumbnailnew patent System and auction-based transfer of financial instruments
System and methods for trading and managing special purpose contracts of privately held assets via crowdfunding portals. The invention includes creating financial instruments for use by approved parties involving equity ownership, debt obligations or revenue sharing agreements of an underlying hard asset/business.
Cf Innovations Group Inc.

 Systems and methods for credit-based usage of surgical instruments and components thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for credit-based usage of surgical instruments and components thereof
Systems and methods for credit-based usage of surgical instruments include one or more surgical instruments having associated therewith a usage amount, a pre-determined maximum usage amount, and an available usage credit amount that is less than the pre-determined maximum usage amount. The systems implement and the methods include comparing the usage amount to the pre-determined maximum usage amount and inhibiting further use of the at least one reusable component when the usage amount is equal to the pre-determined maximum usage amount, and identifying the available usage credit amount and inhibiting further use of the at least one reusable component when there is no available usage credit remaining..
Covidien Lp

 Methods for measuring and modeling the process of prestressing concrete during tensioning/detensioning based on electronic distance measurements patent thumbnailnew patent Methods for measuring and modeling the process of prestressing concrete during tensioning/detensioning based on electronic distance measurements
Methods are disclosed for nondestructive testing and measuring the structural health of prestressed concrete structures, such as slabs, columns, girders, bridges, towers, elevated storage tanks, silos, cooling towers, wind power generation towers, liquefied gas storage tanks, nuclear power containment buildings, and the like. Measurements are made as the structure undergoes tensioning and detensioning operations.
Sophie Lin, Trustee Of The John Michael Payne Family Trust

 Surgical instruments, systems, and methods for coupling of electrical energy to surgical instruments patent thumbnailnew patent Surgical instruments, systems, and methods for coupling of electrical energy to surgical instruments
A systems and method for coupling electrical energy to the medical instruments includes a tubular socket having a conductive region and a lumen for receiving a segment of a medical instrument. An energy source is electrically coupled to a conductor in contact with an outer surface of the tubular socket, such that the conductor and the conductive portion of the tubular socket conduct energy to the instrument.
Transenterix Surgical, Inc.

 Alkynyl multi-arm polyethylene glycol derivative patent thumbnailnew patent Alkynyl multi-arm polyethylene glycol derivative
The present invention provides an alkynyl multi-arm polyethylene glycol derivative having a structure of a general formula i or general formula x viii. In the derivative, x1, x2, x3 and x4 are linking groups, f1, f2, f3 and f4 are end groups, the end groups may be the same or may also be different, and are selected from: hydroxy, carboxyl, ester group, amino, alkynyl or the like, at least one of the end groups is alkynyl, and peg is the same or different —(ch2ch2o)m—, wherein m is an integer ranging from 3 to 250, and 1 is an integer greater than or equal to 1.
Jenkem Technology Co., Ltd. (beijing)

 Spinal implant system and method patent thumbnailnew patent Spinal implant system and method
A spinal implant system includes at least one interbody implant having a first member including a tissue engaging surface and at least one mating element. A second member includes a tissue engaging surface and at least one mating element.
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

 Flexible neck for surgical instruments patent thumbnailnew patent Flexible neck for surgical instruments
Methods and devices for allowing articulation of an end effector on a surgical instrument are provided. In one embodiment, a surgical device can include a flexible neck portion having an end effector coupled to a distal end thereof.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

 Method for treating joint pain and associated instruments patent thumbnailnew patent Method for treating joint pain and associated instruments
The embodiments provide provides devices, instruments, and associated methods for treating joint pain. A joint is evaluated using magnetic resonance imaging to detect any defects in the subchondral bone.
Zimmer Knee Creations, Inc.

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Methods and devices for actuating surgical instruments

Various exemplary methods and devices for actuating surgical instruments are provided. In general, a surgical device can include one or more actuation shafts configured to facilitate actuation of the device.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

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Toenail grooming instruments for individuals with impaired range of motion

The invention features in one embodiment a toenail grooming instrument that includes an elongated handle that extends along a longitudinal axis and has medial and distal ends, including a gripping area on the medial end of the handle, and a board gripping area on the distal end of the handle. A fastening mechanism attaches one or more abrasive boards to the board gripping area of the handle..

Wireless charging system for hearing instruments

A facility is provided for the wireless resonant charging of rechargeable hearing instruments. The hearing instrument is freely positionable in a charging device for charging purposes.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Selective pitch emulator for electrical stringed instruments

Presented is a method for controlling an electronic stringed instrument. Embodiments of electrical stringed instruments according to the present invention can be actual stringed instruments or virtual representations of stringed instruments.
Berggram Development Oy

Apparatus, monitoring plants

The present invention relates to an apparatus, system and method for monitoring plant. A sensor means can be adapted for receiving plant growth information of the plant being received inside a container.
Sang Eco System Limited

Surgical stapling instruments with linear position assembly

A surgical stapling instrument includes an elongate body, a cartridge assembly, an anvil assembly, and a linear position assembly including a pair of opposing magnets, and a plurality of sensors. The elongate body has a central shaft longitudinally translatable therethrough.
Covidien Lp

Aqueous ink composition for writing instruments

Provided is an aqueous ink composition for a writing instrument which is inhibited in time-dependent heterogeneity (difference in viscosity between up- and down-sides) in viscosity distribution in an aqueous ink composition containing an oxidized cellulose and which is excellent in time-dependent viscosity distribution stability. The above aqueous ink composition for a writing instrument includes, for example, an aqueous ink composition containing at least 0.05 to 1.5% by mass of an oxidized cellulose and 0.001 to 30% by mass of sugars having a weight average molecular weight of 5000 or less..
Mitsubishi Pencil Company, Limited

Aqueous ink composition for writing instruments

Provided is an aqueous ink composition for a writing instrument which is excellent in storage stability of particles such as pigments, a writing property with the passage of time, and quality of the drawn lines, though having a low viscosity, as compared with conventional thickener and gelling agents such as a xanthane gum. The above ink composition for a writing instrument is characterized by containing 0.05 to 1.5% by mass of an oxidized cellulose and having a limiting viscosity of 10 mpa·s or less derived from a casson's equation..
Mitsubishi Pencil Company, Limited

Systems and methods for packaging instruments

Systems and methods for handling and packaging instruments are fully automated thereby eliminating human handling and increasing accuracy of packaging and labeling of the instruments. One system includes an instrument identification element, an element that determines packaging requirements, an element that creates the packaging such as a labeled peel pouch.
Rst Automation Llc

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Autonomous vehicle seating system

An autonomous vehicle utilizing seating system to assist the vehicle driver when operating a vehicle in either autonomous drive mode or in manual drive mode, the system for this process is an autonomous driving computer system comprising input and output protocol data to assess the status of the vehicle's environment. Accordingly the seating control system manages the user seating unit the seat unit comprises at least one adjustable arm to reattach and reposition a frame containing an air bag and method for a power control system to charge control console devices such as a smart cellphone utilizing telecommunication network systems and operating instruments comprising methodologies to monitor and to navigate the vehicle during the manual and autonomous driving process..

Glove manufacturing methods and assemblies

Glove manufacturing methods can include a hand mandrel and a tube mandrel. The method can include dipping the hand mandrel and the tube mandrel while the mandrels are positioned apart from each other.
Bridge Medical Products, Inc.

Instruments for knee placement

There are provided various embodiments of medical instruments to perform knee surgery. In one embodiment a finned platform for mounting a cutting block is provided.
Smith & Nephew, Inc.

Instruments and methods for tensioning a spinal tether

Various methods and devices are provided for tensioning a tether. In one embodiment, a tether tensioning device is provided and includes an elongate shaft adapted to be positioned adjacent to a bone anchor implanted in bone, and a tensioning mechanism pivotally associated with the elongate shaft and adapted to couple to a tether seated across the bone anchor and to pivot relative to the elongate shaft to apply a tensioning force to the tether..
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.

Transverse link having spherical ball joint

A transverse link with a pair of opposing engagement members having a spherical ball. Bearing configured to fix a respective screw extender with respect to each other is provided.
Alphatec Spine, Inc.

Spinal implant system and methods of use

A spinal implant system comprises a plurality of alternate first members including at least one first member. The first member comprises an inner surface defining an implant cavity, and a first part being non-rotatable relative to the inner surface and a second part movable relative to the first part.
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

Transducer/waveguide engagement mechanisms for ultrasonic surgical instruments

An ultrasonic surgical instrument includes a transducer assembly having a distal engagement member and configured to supply ultrasonic energy. A waveguide defines a longitudinal axis and has a proximal engagement member configured to threadingly engage the distal engagement member.
Covidien Lp

Surgical blades with fatigue resistant properties

A method is disclosed for treating an ultrasonic end effector or surgical blade. The method includes providing an ultrasonic end effector or surgical blade and inducing a residual compressive stress along at least one surface of the ultrasonic end effector or surgical blade.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Surgical technique and instrumentation for minimal incision hip arthroplasty surgery

Improved instruments for modifying a shape of a proximal femur of a patient for installation of a stem of a femoral component of a prosthetic hip during hip replacement surgery, comprising a handle including an elongated shaft extending downward approximately in a z-direction, a first offset extending from a bottom of the elongated shaft approximately in a y-direction, a second offset extending from the second offset approximately in an x-direction., and a shaping member elongated downward from the second offset approximately in the z-direction. Provided is an improved femoral broach and an improved osteotome.
Smith & Nephew, Inc.

Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staples sizes

A surgical stapling apparatus includes a staple cartridge and an anvil member. The staple cartridge includes a plurality of surgical fasteners disposed in rows of retention slots.
Covidien Lp

Tissue removal and closure device

Methods and devices described herein facilitate improved treatment of body organs and relates to surgical instruments, useful in endoscopic, laparoscopic and/or open surgical procedures to effectively remove a suspect region of tissue such as a polyp, abnormal growth, cyst, tumor, lesion, or other abnormality from a base tissue structure.. .

Stethoscope and electronic device structure

The present invention concerns novel extensions to the electronic stethoscope for physical construction, hardware design, software and signal processing, user interface design, and communications capabilities. In addition, a method for subscription services and methods is disclosed, which can be used for stethoscopes, medical instruments or any general electrical or electronic device or software application..

System for distributing and controlling color reproduction at multiple sites

In the color imaging system, multiple rendering devices are provided at different nodes along a network. Each rendering device has a color measurement instrument for calibrating the color presented by the rendering device.
Rah Color Technologies Llc

Pedalboard support for electric instruments

A pedalboard support for electric instruments includes at least two end pieces, and at least two parallel longitudinal sections, each of which has a top surface to support pedals and at least two lower grooves forming open channels to receive attachment means. The at least two parallel longitudinal sections include at least a longitudinal groove on the top surface forming a channel which is open to the exterior.
Llevinac, S.l.

O-ring tuning system for wind instruments

A method and apparatus of tuning a wind instrument which stabilizes the mating sections of a jointed instrument when the mating sections are pulled out or pushed in during tuning. At least one o-ring is inserted between the mating sections which seals the interface between the sections to create an air tight seal and firm support between sections.

Pitch adjustment device for stringed musical instruments

A pitch adjustment device for selectively adjusting the pitch of at least one of a plurality of strings on a stringed musical instrument. The device comprises a support frame configured to be mounted onto the stringed musical instrument.

The conducting measurements and analog-digital system for its implementation

A method of conducting measurements of a physical quantity comprising registration by two measurement instruments the value of one and the same physical quantity in the form of analog signals, converting these signals into digital form, mathematical processing of the results and subsequent conversion of digital signals into analog. Analog-digital system for conducting measurements of a physical quantity (quantum transducer or quantum converter) comprising two measurement instruments, at least one analog-digital signal transducer, a computing instrument and at least one digital-analog transducer, at that the device for performing computations is executed in the form of four functional blocks..
'althaven Technology'

Electrochemical determination of heavy metals

Methods and sensing instruments are provided which perform automated electrochemical sensing and determination of metals in a liquid sample, such as drinking water or waste water. With use of microelectrode arrays, concentrations of metal are determined through a double potential step variation on anodic stripping coulometry, and the ability to generate these results provides for compact sensor networks that can be remotely deployed for determination of metals in samples, for real-time, decentralized sample monitoring..
University Of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc.

Dynamic sampling in sports equipment

Analysis of sporting equipment characteristics may be analyzed using dynamic sampling rates. For example, analyzing a golf swing may include the use of one or more sensors providing data at various sampling rates.
Nike, Inc.

Interbody device and plate for spinal stabilization and instruments for positioning same

Systems, methods and devices for providing stabilization between first and second vertebrae are provided. More particularly, in one form a system includes an implant configured to be positioned in a disc space between the first and second vertebrae and a freestanding plate for engagement with extradiscal surfaces of the first and second vertebrae.
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

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Surgical robotic automation with tracking markers

Devices, systems, and methods for detecting a 3-dimensional position of an object, and surgical automation involving the same. The surgical robot system may include a robot having a robot base, a robot arm coupled to the robot base, and an end-effector coupled to the robot arm.
Globus Medical, Inc.

Method of and positioning and maintaining the position of endoscopic instruments

The present invention provides an apparatus for, and a method of, accurate positioning of endoscopic instruments. Accurate positioning of the instruments is accomplished through the inclusion of a steering ability within the device.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Interactive feedback system for powered surgical instruments

A surgical instrument includes an end effector having first and second jaws that cooperate to capture tissue therebetween, a movable firing member to cut the tissue, an actuator actuatable between various settings that define various output values of a characteristic of motion of the firing member, and a real-time feedback system. The real-time feedback system includes a sensor to assess a parameter of the end effector, a zone indicator adjustable between various positions inside and outside a desired zone, and a circuit to receive the sensor input from the sensor, the sensor input defining a measurement of a parameter of the end effector, and select one of various positions based upon the measurement of the parameter of the end effector, the selected position representing a status of a current output value of the characteristic of motion of the firing member, and adjust the zone indicator to the selected position..
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Multiple level thresholds to modify operation of powered surgical instruments

Thresholds can be assigned for one or more parameters in connection with the operation of a surgical device. An ultimate threshold can trigger a desired action, including cessation of operations or modification of operations, if the ultimate threshold is reached, or predicted to be reached.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Instruments for minimally invasive surgery total knee arthroplasty

A surgical instrument for making femoral resections for seating a femoral implant on a distal femur, the instrument configured for orientation relative to an intramedullary rod. The instrument includes a medial distal cut guide having a cut guide portion, the cut guide portion having a cut slot therein for use in resecting a medial distal condyle of the femur.
Microport Orthopedics Holdings Inc.

Surgical technique and instrumentation for minimal incision hip arthroplasty surgery

Improved instruments for modifying a shape of a proximal femur of a patient for installation of a stem of a femoral component of a prosthetic hip during hip replacement surgery, comprising a handle including an elongated shaft extending downward approximately in a z-direction, a first offset extending from a bottom of the elongated shaft approximately in a y-direction, a second offset extending from the second offset approximately in an x-direction, and a shaping member elongated downward from the second offset approximately in the z-direction. Provided is an improved femoral broach and an improved osteotome.
Smith & Nephew, Inc.

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.. .
Covidien Lp

Monitoring speed control and precision incrementing of motor for powered surgical instruments

Motor speed control systems are disclosed that include a motor having an output shaft, a motor speed control system, a sensor to detect the speed of the motor, and a controller to receive a signal from the sensor and to control the speed of the output shaft. A gear reduction assembly is operably coupled to the output shaft and a detectable element located in the gear reduction assembly.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Non-invasive blood sugar measuring method and fingertip measuring probe

The present invention discloses a non-invasive blood glucose measurement method, applied to noninvasive blood glucose measuring instruments including measuring hosts and fingertip measuring probes, comprising pre-storing a random forest algorithm and a neural network prediction algorithm in the measuring host; measuring energy metabolism parameters of a fingertip of an individual to be measured and transmitting the parameters to the measuring host by the fingertip measuring probe; calling the random forest algorithm to predict the blood glucose type of the energy metabolism parameters of the fingertip of the individual to be measured and calling the corresponding neural network prediction algorithm to calculate the blood glucose value of the fingertip of the individual to be measured by the measuring host. The present invention also provides a fingertip-measuring probe.
Guilin University Of Electronic Technology

Systems for combining inputs from electronic musical instruments and devices

An apparatus for combining input signals produced by a plurality of electric musical devices includes a plurality of audio buses and a plurality of segments. Each segment includes input circuitry configured to receive at least one input signal from at least one electric musical device and to deliver the at least one input signal to one of the plurality of audio buses; a plurality of variable adjustment devices each associated with a corresponding one of the audio buses and each configured to change at least one property of an input signal received by another of the plurality of segments and carried on the corresponding one of the audio buses independent from input signals carried on other of the plurality of audio buses; and a mixer configured to combine the input signals carried on each of the plurality of audio buses into an output signal..
Jamhub Corporation

Method and system for internal analysis of loan instruments

A system and method for processing loan applications is provided. An embodiment of the system provides complete control over an automated loan review process.
Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union

System for discovering the capabilities of instruments connected to a data processing system

A method for operating a data processing system to discover the attributes of instruments in a set of instruments connected thereto is disclosed. The method causes the data processing system to determine all instruments in the set of instruments connected thereto by sending a first query on each communication link connected to the data processing system.
Keysight Technologies, Inc.

Surgical data control system

One example a surgical data control system. A wireless data receiver receives surgical device data that is wirelessly transmitted from surgical instruments, medicine administering equipment, and energy delivery equipment during a surgical procedure.
Blackbox Surgical

Swivel camera mount

A swivel camera mount is configured to attach a camera to a mount base which, in turn, may be secured to sport equipment, musical instruments, vehicles, and the like. The swivel camera mount includes an inner rotating component that couples to a camera or camera housing and allows a user to rotate a camera within a horizontal plane.
Gopro, Inc.

Method of semi-permeable terrain geophysical data acquisition

A method, a system and an apparatus of semi-permeable terrain geophysical data acquisition is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of geophysical data acquisition over a semi-permeable terrain includes placing an apparatus housing geophysical data measuring instruments over a semi-permeable terrain.

Mass spectrometric diagnosis of sepsis without blood culture

The invention relates to methods and instruments for the rapid detection and rapid mass spectrometric identification of microbial infective agents in blood or other body fluids. The invention recognizes that blood is not a good environment for the cultivation of microbes and provides a method which (a) largely destroys or dissolves the human particles in body fluids, such as erythrocytes and leukocytes in blood, without impairing the ability of the microbes to reproduce, (b) separates the microbial pathogens from the fluid, (c) cultivates them in a nutrient broth which contains none of the antimicrobial components of the body fluids, (d) separates them from the nutrient broth, and (e) identifies the microbes by a mass spectrum of the microbial proteins.

Electrical stimulator for peripheral stimulation

Neurostimulation assemblies, systems, and methods make possible the providing of short-term therapy or diagnostic testing by providing electrical connections between muscles and/or nerves inside the body and stimulus generators and/or recording instruments mounted on the surface of the skin or carried outside the body. The assembly affords maximum patient mobility and comfort through differentiated components having minimal profiles and connected by way of detachable and adjustable connections..
Ndi Medical, Llc

Substrate having an electron donating surface with metal particles comprising palladium on said surface

There is disclosed a substrate with an electron donating surface, characterized in having metal particles on said surface, said metal particles comprising palladium and at least one metal selected from the group consisting of gold, ruthenium, rhodium, osmium, iridium, and platinum, wherein the amount of said metal particles is from about 0.001 to about 8 μg/cm2. Examples of coated objects include contact lenses, pacemakers, pacemaker electrodes, stents, dental implants, rupture nets, rupture mesh, blood centrifuge equipment, surgical instruments, gloves, blood bags, artificial heart valves, central venous catheters, peripheral venous catheters, vascular ports, haemodialysis equipment, peritoneal dialysis equipment, plasmapheresis devices, inhalation drug delivery devices, vascular grafts, arterial grafts, cardiac assist devices, wound dressings, intermittent catheters, ecg electrodes, peripheral stents, bone replacing implants, orthopaedic implants, orthopaedic devices, tissue replacing implants, intraocular lenses, sutures, needles, drug delivery devices, endotracheal tubes, shunts, drains, suction devices, hearing aid devices, urethral medical devices, and artificial blood vessels..
Bactiguard Ab

Engineered sterile cartilage allograft implant plug with sterile, specific instrument kit(s)

An apparatus and a method are provided for performing cartilage allograft implant surgeries. The apparatus comprises an allograft plug kit comprising one or more grafts configured to treat osteochondral defects in various bone joint locations in a patient's body.
In2bones Usa, Llc

Adapting manual laparoscopic surgical instruments for robotic telesurgery applications

A tool adapting device attaches to a robotic surgery arm, and receives a manual surgical instrument, and translates movement by the robotic surgery arm into multiple degrees of freedom of the manual surgical instrument, to interact with a tissue under surgery.. .

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Orthopedic anchor assembly

An orthopedic assembly is described that comprises an orthopedic device, an anchor, and a locking mechanism. The orthopedic device can be a plate member having an aperture that is configured to receive the anchor.
Globus Medical, Inc.

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

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.
C.r. Bard, Inc.

Method and device for rechargeable, retrofittable battery pack

A power system on an electric guitar may include a cover plate covering a standard cavity in the electric guitar. A rechargeable power source may be contained within the standard cavity and may not extend beyond an external surface of the cover plate.
Fishman Transducers, Inc.


A capo for use with a guitar includes a clamp arm, a contact element and an opposing element to provide a clamping force via the contact element over the strings. A flowable material such as a fluid, gel or paste is retained in a cavity behind the contact element so that it can adjust to the curvature of the guitar and strings which otherwise vary between instruments and dependent on string gauge..
C7th Limited

In-situ testing of subsea power components

According to some embodiments, a testing system that is configured to test subsea power components in-situ while they are deployed on the sea floor. The testing system includes a top side testing system with test instruments, a multi-conductor work-over umbilical cable, and a subsea deployable test head.
Onesubsea Ip Uk Limited

Method for optical detection of bio-contaminants

A method for optical detection of residual soil on articles (such as medical instruments and equipment), after completion of a washing or a rinsing operation by a washer. A soil detection system provides an indication of soil on the articles by detecting luminescent radiation emanating from the soil in the presence of ambient light..
Institut National D'optique / National Optics Institute

Protective packaging with mounting and removal function

A protective packaging for the packaging of sharp-edged objects (17) like tools, instruments, holding and fastening means and the like, held in a secure position in a packaging consisting at least partly of plastic, wherein the protective packaging (1) consists of two shell parts (2, 3), connected pivotally on one side with each other in the area of a pivot axis (5a, 5b) to form a first receiving space (8) into which the object being held and protected projects with formation of a free space (36) for the shell parts (2, 3), wherein inside the shell parts (2, 3) the first receiving space (8) is connected to a second receiving space (15, 16, 21) in which the object (17) being held is held form-fitting, and inside the shell parts (2, 3) the second receiving space (15, 16, 21) is connected to a third receiving space into which projects the object (17) with its shaft and a tool holder (38) arranged thereon, wherein the protective packaging (1) is designed as a mounting and removal tool rotatable around its longitudinal axis (55), and the object (17) contained in the protective packaging (1) can be mounted on and removed from any tool holder (38) together with the protective packaging (1) without contact with the hand.. .
Rose Plastic Ag

Apparatus for cleaning medical instruments

A rack for holding and washing surgical instruments in a washer/disinfector includes a frame assembly having tubular sections, a rotary spray arm mounted to the frame assembly, a fluid inlet positioned on the frame assembly to connect the frame assembly to the washer/disinfector, a first fluid path defined from the fluid inlet to the spray nozzles through one or more of the tubular sections to direct fluid from the washer/disinfector to the spray nozzles, a second fluid path defined from the fluid inlet to connectors through the tubular section, a filter for fluids from the fluid inlet, and a securing system to secure the surgical instruments.. .
Steris Inc.

Spinal implant system and methods of use

A method comprising the steps of: providing an implant support including a first portion frangibly connected to a second portion that defines an implant cavity and supports a bone fastener; connecting a surgical introducer instrument with the implant support and engaging the surgical introducer instrument with the bone fastener; percutaneously introducing the surgical introducer instrument, implant support and bone fastener assembly to a surgical site including tissue; attaching the second portion with the bone fastener to the tissue; and removing the first portion from the second portion. Systems, fasteners and instruments are disclosed..
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

Methods and devices for providing access into a body cavity

Methods and devices are provided for providing surgical access into a body cavity. In one embodiment, a surgical access device is provided that includes a housing coupled to a retractor.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Methods and systems for tracking and guiding sensors and instruments

A shared-housing ultrasound transducer and machine-vision camera system is disclosed for registering the transducer's x, y, z position in space and pitch, yaw, and roll orientation with respect to an object, such as a patient's body. The position and orientation are correlated with transducer scan data, and scans of the same region of the object are compared in order to reduce ultrasound artifacts and speckles.
Ziteo, Inc.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Simple music - next generation keyboard

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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

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

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