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 Methods for controlling mobile phones and instruments and systems using the same patent thumbnailnew patent Methods for controlling mobile phones and instruments and systems using the same
Embodiments of the invention propose a method for mobile phone and instrument control a system using the method. The method for mobile phone and instrument control is performed by a processing unit and comprises the following steps: reading one script; determining what a destination is according to the script; if the destination is a mobile phone, transmitting a first control command to the mobile phone according to the script; and if the destination is one of a plurality of instruments, transmitting a second control command to the instrument according to the script..
Intel Corporation


 An electrostatic ion trap mass spectrometer utilizing autoresonant ion excitation and methods of using the same patent thumbnailnew patent An electrostatic ion trap mass spectrometer utilizing autoresonant ion excitation and methods of using the same
Methods of operation of electrostatic ion trap mass spectrometers in which ions are autoresonantly driven at selected higher integer (>2) multiples of ion oscillation frequencies are provided. Excitation at multiples higher than the fundamental or double the fundamental ion oscillation frequency significantly improves both signal intensity and mass resolution.
Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey


 Modular acoustic sound processor patent thumbnailnew patent Modular acoustic sound processor
An acoustic sound processor is disclosed, which can be used to modify, enhance, pinpoint, and/or amplify the sound of acoustic instruments, the sound received by a microphone/transducer, or the soundwaves passing through any resonance chamber. The acoustic sound processor includes a plurality of tubes, filters, diaphragms, and collectors with ends that open externally and internally of the sound processor, and other ends that either open to an internal sound collector chamber or bypass the chamber on the opposite side of the device..

 System and  sound augmentation of acoustic musical instruments patent thumbnailnew patent System and sound augmentation of acoustic musical instruments
A sound capture device is affixed to an acoustic instrument to capture the natural sound output of the instrument. The captured sound signal is routed to an electronic sound augmentation system that is configured to augment the captured sound with spatial sound effects such as reverb, echo, delay, etc.

 Interactive instruments and other striking objects patent thumbnailnew patent 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


 Musical instrument case having an adjustable supporting means patent thumbnailnew patent Musical instrument case having an adjustable supporting means
The present invention relates to a musical instrument case (10) for storing a musical instrument, comprising a case body (12) having an inner wall (16), a cover (18) is attached to the case body (12), an adjustable justable supporting means (24) is affixed on the inner wall (16) wherein the adjustable supporting means (24) comprising at least one of cushioning unit (26) and each cushioning unit (26) is connectable by a rope (28), wherein the cushioning unit (26) is expanded to securely grip the musical instrument when the rope (28) is pulled and can be adjusted to fit with various sizes of the musical instruments.. .

 Systems and methods for implementing financial transactions patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for implementing financial transactions
A payment processing system to provide merchant-specific accounts to consumers that are accessed by payment instruments. In one embodiment, the payment processing system can create and provide a variety of payment methodologies for purchases, such as pay-as-you-go, virtual prepaid, virtual subscription, and post-paid purchases.
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.


 Method and apparatus of back lobe correction to antenna temperature for earth-observing microwave instruments patent thumbnailnew patent Method and apparatus of back lobe correction to antenna temperature for earth-observing microwave instruments
The present invention relates to a method and apparatus which corrects antenna noise temperature in antenna back lobes, for earth-observing microwave instruments on satellites in orbit, to counter signal contamination from celestial bodies. The antenna back lobe signal correction is computer-program-modeled with only a few static and only a few dynamic inputs, and for a given set of parameters (i.e., orbital altitude, pointing characteristics (e.g., nadir or cross-scanning or conical-scanning), frequency selectivity of the receiver/detector) produces a few output files which are then combined by the program to predict the back lobe signal correction which is to be applied..
U.s.a. As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration


 Simple pre-control of a wedge-type roll-gap adjustment of a roughing stand patent thumbnailnew patent Simple pre-control of a wedge-type roll-gap adjustment of a roughing stand
A plurality of flat metal items to be rolled (3) are fed to a plurality of rolling stands (1, 2) of a rolling installation, one after the other over a feed path (4). The items (3) are rolled by the rolling stands (1, 2) past which they are fed.
Primetals Technologies Germany Gmbh


 Transosseous method patent thumbnailnew patent Transosseous method
instruments and methods for surgical transosseous attachment to a bone include a guide able to guide the formation of intersecting bone tunnels and a passer able to pass a member through the bone tunnels.. .
Kator, Llc


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System and tracking non-visible structure of a body with multi-element fiducial

A monitoring system tracks the non-visible structure of a body in three dimensions. A tracker obtains image information of the object and instruments in its vicinity, all bearing 3d tracking markers with at least one pattern segment.
Navigate Surgical Technologies, Inc.

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Transosseous guide

instruments and methods for surgical transosseous attachment to a bone include a guide able to guide the formation of intersecting bone tunnels and a passer able to pass a member through the bone tunnels.. .
Kator, Llc

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Surgical cutting instruments

Surgical cutting instruments and methods of use are described. The surgical cutting instrument (100) comprises an instrument body (102) with a first attachment mechanism (106) at a distal end.
Depuy (ireland)

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Surgical adaptor and method

A surgical adaptor comprises a first member is attachable to a first surgical instrument having a projection that defines an axis. A second member is attachable to a second surgical instrument such that the second surgical instrument is movable in at least two degrees of freedom relative to the axis.
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

Method for selecting transmission direction in a binaural hearing aid

The disclosure relates to binaural hearing instruments and more particularly to reduction of processing time required in a binaural hearing aid system. According to the disclosure, there is provided a method comprising mono-directional transmission of data blocks comprising audio and/or information frames from one hearing instrument to the other hearing instrument or vice versa in a binaural hearing aid.
Oticon A/s

Synthetic musical instrument with touch dynamics and/or expressiveness control

Notwithstanding practical limitations imposed by mobile device platforms and applications, truly captivating musical instruments may be synthesized in ways that allow musically expressive performances to be captured and rendered in real-time. Synthetic musical instruments that provide a game, grading or instructional mode are described in which one or more qualities of a user's performance are assessed relative to a musical score.
Smule, Inc.

Electric guitar

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to guitars or other string instruments (10) that incorporate materials that are lighter than wood. Rather than achieving weight reduction by solely removing wood, which can weaken the structural integrity of the guitar and negatively alter sound quality, this disclosure provides replacement of removed wood with materials (16) commonly used in aerospace..
Aero 3 Guitars

Fantasy system and method based on performance of financial instruments

System and method for conducting fantasy competitions based on financial markets. Via a dedicated website, participants select financial instruments using a virtual bankroll.

System for processing options contracts with deferred setting of strike price

Systems and methods are described for processing financial instruments are disclosed. An option on a calendar spread index futures contract allows market participants to manage risks associated with the volatility associated with the calendar spread market for index futures.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.

Adaptable interface assembly for electronic test and control systems

An electronic test and control system is provided. The electronic test and control system includes an enclosure configured to enclose one or more electronic boards and connective electrical wires.
Advanced Integration, Llc

Albee arctic kick-ice system "column of defiance" forced air moisture and particle barrier

There are many manufactures, makes, and models of solar radiometers to choose from. There are also many radiometer housings to choose from.
Atomic Thunder Engineering Ltd.

Spinal implant system and method

A spinal implant includes an implant body including a first endplate and a second endplate. A plurality of electrodes include at least one electrode disposed with the first endplate and at least one electrode disposed with the second endplate such that the electrodes conduct an electric current to stimulate tissue growth adjacent the implant body.
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

Soft tissue repair method

The present disclosure relates to instruments and methods for manipulating soft tissue during a soft tissue repair procedure. The instruments and methods may include use of a handle and a shaft coupled to the handle, the shaft including a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the distal portion of the shaft may include a tip with at least two prongs and a channel located between the prongs..
Smith & Nephew, Inc.

Package for surgical implants and instruments

A method of packaging a surgical implant is provided. The method includes receiving a portion of the surgical implant or a component coupled to the surgical implant at least partially within a recess of an implant holder.
Finsbury (development) Limited

Articulatable surgical instruments with conductive pathways for signal communication

A cover for an articulation joint that is supported in an elongate shaft assembly of a surgical instrument that is operably coupled to a surgical end effector that includes at least one end effector conductor therein. The cover includes at least one electrically conductive pathway that extends from the distal end of the cover to form an electrically conductive pathway from the end effector conductor to a shaft conductor on the elongate shaft assembly while facilitating operation of the articulation joint.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Monopolar and bipolar electrosurgical instruments

An electrosurgical pencil with integrated tweezers includes-an elongated housing having an open distal end and an actuator operatively associated therewith. First and second jaw members extend distally through the open distal end of the elongated housing and are transitionable between a closed position and an open position upon actuation of an actuator.
Covidien Lp

Abrasive cutting surgical instrument

The present disclosure provides instruments, devices and methods for surgical tissue cutting with a cylindrical cutting burr bit extending from an elongated hollow member, being connected to a shaft for actuating rotation motion of said burr bit to cut/remove tissue from a target location.. .
Carevature Medical Ltd.

Articulatable surgical instruments with conductive pathways for signal communication

A cover for an articulation joint that is supported in an elongate shaft assembly of a surgical instrument that is operably coupled to a surgical end effector that includes at least one end effector conductor therein. The cover includes at least one electrically conductive pathway that extends from the distal end of the cover to form an electrically conductive pathway from the end effector conductor to a shaft conductor on the elongate shaft assembly while facilitating operation of the articulation joint.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Articulatable surgical instruments with conductive pathways for signal communication

A cover for an articulation joint that is supported in an elongate shaft assembly of a surgical instrument that is operably coupled to a surgical end effector that includes at least one end effector conductor therein. The cover includes at least one electrically conductive pathway that extends from the distal end of the cover to form an electrically conductive pathway from the end effector conductor to a shaft conductor on the elongate shaft assembly while facilitating operation of the articulation joint.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Articulating surgical stapling instrument incorporating a two-piece e-beam firing mechanism

A surgical severing and stapling instrument, suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. An e-beam firing bar moves distally through the clamped end effector to sever tissue and to drive staples on each side of the cut.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Articulating surgical stapling instrument incorporating a two-piece e-beam firing mechanism

A surgical severing and stapling instrument, suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. An e-beam firing bar moves distally through the clamped end effector to sever tissue and to drive staples on each side of the cut.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Articulating surgical stapling instrument incorporating a two-piece e-beam firing mechanism

A surgical severing and stapling instrument, suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. An e-beam firing bar moves distally through the clamped end effector to sever tissue and to drive staples on each side of the cut.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Articulating surgical stapling instrument incorporating a two-piece e-beam firing mechanism

A surgical severing and stapling instrument, suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. An e-beam firing bar moves distally through the clamped end effector to sever tissue and to drive staples on each side of the cut.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Articulating surgical stapling instrument incorporating a two-piece e-beam firing mechanism

A surgical severing and stapling instrument, suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. An e-beam firing bar moves distally through the clamped end effector to sever tissue and to drive staples on each side of the cut.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Musical string

In a musical string (1), in particular for bowed and/or plucked instruments, it is provided that the musical string has a first fluid (6), which is arranged on a first musical string part (2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11) of the musical string (1), and a second fluid (7), which is arranged on a second musical string part (2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 13) of the musical string (1) and is different from the first fluid (6), wherein the first fluid (6) and the second fluid (7) are arranged to form a first mixing region (15) in at least one first pre-definable oscillating section of the musical string (1).. .
Thomastik-lnfeld Gesellschaft M.b.h

Portable laparoscopic trainer

A portable surgical training device is provided. The trainer includes a top cover spaced apart from a base to form a simulated body cavity for locating model organs that are substantially obscured from the field of view of the user.
Applied Medical Resources Corporation

Drive for generating force-related tactile feedback on an instrument

The invention relates to the devices providing the tactual sensation by the operation with the elongated instruments in the medical simulators. In the drive the counteraction of the instrument motion is being performed contact-free that allows to increase the precision of the tactual sensations set by the program.
"eidos-medicine", Ltd,

Transitorially erasable ink compositions and writing instruments containing same

The disclosure provides transitorially erasable ink compositions, including an aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent, a rubber dissolved in the aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent, a hydrophilic pigment, and a surfactant. The disclosure further provides methods of preparing transitorially erasable ink compositions and writing instruments comprising transitorially erasable ink compositions.
Sanford, L.p.

Motion sensor in a sports instrument

A solution is provided to enhance motion detection and recognition of moving objects associated with various sports by embedding motion sensors into sports instruments such as tennis rackets, badminton rackets, baseball bats and golf clubs, that are swung in a three-dimensional (3d) space. A motion sensor device inserted and locked inside a sports instrument is configured to detect motions associated with movements associated with the sports instrument.
Zepp Labs, Inc.

Orthopedic fasteners, instruments and methods

Examples of the invention relate to methods, implants, and instruments for compressing first and second bone portions or a bone portion and an implant together.. .
First Ray, Llc

Compression implants, instruments and methods

Examples of the invention relate to methods, implants, and instruments for compressing first and second bone portions or a bone portion and an implant together.. .
First Ray, Llc

Instrument access device

An instrument access device comprises first, second and third instrument seals for sealing around instruments extended through the device. The seals have respective connector sleeves.
Atropos Limited

Graphene-enhanced orthopedic cutting instruments

An orthopedic reamer cutting tool is disclosed that incorporates a second material such as graphene having an increased coefficient of thermal conductivity to remove heat generated at the tissue cutting surface during use. The reamer is constructed having a hemispherical cutting shell that extends from an equatorial base to an apex at a distal end.
Greatbatch Ltd.

Firing system lockout arrangements for surgical instruments

Surgical end effectors and fastener cartridges having firing lockout arrangements for preventing or limit a firing stroke when a cartridge has not been operably installed in the end effector or a spent cartridge has not been replaced.. .
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Actuation lockout for a surgical instrument

Surgical instruments and their methods of use are described. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument includes a power transmission including a trigger and a fastener driver operatively coupled to the trigger.
C.r. Bard, Inc.

Systems and music remixing

Systems and methods for creating, modifying, interacting with and playing music are provided, preferably employing a top-down process, where the user is provided with a musical composition that may be modified and interacted with and played and/or stored (for later play). The system preferably is provided in a handheld form factor, and a graphical display is provided to display status information, graphical representations of musical lanes or components which preferably vary in shape as musical parameters and the like are changed for particular instruments or musical components such as a microphone input or audio samples.
Medialab Solutions Corp.

Electric guitar

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to guitars or other string instruments that incorporate materials that are lighter than wood. Rather than achieving weight reduction by solely removing wood, which can weaken the structural integrity of the guitar and negatively alter sound quality, this disclosure provides replacement of removed wood with materials commonly used in aerospace..
Aero 3 Guitars

Virtual redeemable instruments

A method of processing redeemable instruments, such as virtual scratch cards or virtual coupons, is described. A redeemable instrument is delivered to a first electronic device.
Calay Venture S.à R.l.

Ensuring batch integrity in a payment instrument exceptions processing system

Embodiments of the invention include systems, methods, and computer-program products for ensuring payment instrument batch integrity. Embodiments determine an expected balance associated with a batch of payment instruments; determine an amount associated with each of the payment instruments in the batch; sum the amounts, resulting in a total balance; compare the total balance with the expected balance; determine that the total balance is not equal to the expected balance; in response to determining that the total balance is not equal to the expected balance, identify payee information extracted from at least one of the payment instruments; and use the identified payee information to determine an outlier payment instrument..
Bank Of America Corporation

Weight-bearing adhesives with adjustable angles

The invention provides unique releasable adhesive devices that are high-load bearing and highly stable while allowing adjustment of the weight-bearing angle in a wide range, thereby greatly expanding the scope of applications for technology. Adhesive systems and devices of the invention can be designed to fit applications ranging from household weight-bearing shelves and holders, components for transportation, athletic equipment, labels and advertising posts, automobile interior trims, permanent or reversible fasteners, as well as instruments and devices for industrial, commercial, medical or military applications..
University Of Massachusetts

Method of manufacturing a sword or sparring instrument

Disclosed are methods of making polymeric swords and sparring instruments having improved mechanical properties. In one embodiment, a method of making a polymeric sword includes centering a flexible support member on either a first half of a sword mold or on a second half of the sword mold; pouring a polymer mixture into the first half the sword mold and into the second half of the sword mold and closing the sword mold by clasping the first half of the sword mold to the second half of the sword mold; heating the sword mold comprising the polymer mixture in a heating apparatus; and removing the polymeric sword from the sword mold..



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