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Lockout-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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NEW Method for improved user experience during driver distraction lockout modes
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America, Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America
May 17, 2018 - N°20180135998

A method of enabling a driver to provide inputs to a vehicle while driving includes installing a tactile input device within the vehicle. A first portion of a set of inputs is received from the driver via the tactile input device. An increase in difficulty of a driving task of the driver is sensed. In response to the sensing step, ...
Automated system to determine variable frequency drive skip frequency bands for vibration control
Trane International Inc.
May 10, 2018 - N°20180129231

A vibration control system for a variable speed cooling system includes a programmable controller in communication with a variable frequency drive (vfd). The programmable controller is programmed to command the vfd to operate at frequencies only outside of one or more frequency lockout bands automatically calculated by the programmable controller based on a comparison of newly acquired variable speed cooling ...
User interface for thermostat and related devices, systems, and methods
Schneider Electric Controls Uk Limited
May 10, 2018 - N°20180128500

A user interface for a thermostat that controls a radiator valve can include a user input member that is movable from a home position to a set point increase or decrease position to increase or decrease a set point temperature of the thermostat. In some embodiments, a return mechanism returns the user input member to the home position after being ...
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Firing system lockout arrangements for surgical instruments
Ethicon Llc
May 03, 2018 - N°20180116662

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.
Actuation mechanisms for automatic reconstitution and plunger expansion in dual chamber syringes
Unl Holdings Llc
April 26, 2018 - N°20180110927

An actuating device having integrated plunger is configured to be removably mounted to an automatic mixing device for a syringe. The actuating device includes lower and upper housings, a trigger member, a lockout ring, a mixing biasing member, a delivery plunger, a plunger biasing member, and a mixing plunger. The mixing plunger is releasably engaged with the trigger member in ...
Empty clip cartridge lockout
Ethicon Llc
April 26, 2018 - N°20180110523

A surgical device for clipping tissue can include a replaceable cartridge comprising a stack of clips contained therein and a firing drive configured to reciprocatingly eject, or deploy, the clips from the cartridge. After the clips have been deployed from the cartridge, a blocking member can be positioned to impede or block the firing drive. In at least one embodiment, ...
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End effector coupling arrangements for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument
Ethicon Llc
April 19, 2018 - N°20180103954

In various embodiments, a surgical stapling instrument can include a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, wherein the shaft defines an axis, and a disposable loading unit which is assembled to the shaft in a direction which is transverse to the shaft axis. Such a connection between the disposable loading unit and the shaft can prevent, or at least ...
Implantable layer assemblies
Ethicon Llc
April 19, 2018 - N°20180103952

A fastener cartridge assembly for use with a surgical instrument is disclosed. The fastener cartridge assembly can include a cartridge body, a plurality of fasteners removably stored within the cartridge body, and an implantable layer. The fastener cartridge assembly and/or the surgical instrument can include a lockout system configured to deactivate the fastener cartridge assembly and/or surgical instrument ...
Baler with lockout valve
Deere & Company
April 12, 2018 - N°20180098505

A baler including a frame, a feed system coupled to the frame, a baling chamber, a gearbox, a crank arm driven by the gearbox, a plunger at least partially positioned within and reciprocally movable with respect to the baling chamber, and a connecting rod extending between and coupled to both the crank arm and the plunger, where the connecting rod ...
Quasi-resonant valley lockout without feedback reference
Semiconductor Components Industries, Llc
March 15, 2018 - N°20180076721

A method of controlling a power supply includes detecting a transition of the power supply to discontinuous conduction mode (dcm), and locking an operating point of the power supply after detecting the transition. The operating point can be unlocked when a timer expires or when a feedback voltage slope exceeds a threshold.
Firing system lockout arrangements for surgical instruments
Ethicon Llc
March 15, 2018 - N°20180070942

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.
Artificial reef and process for forming such an artificial reef
Bauer-hilton Holdings, Llc
March 08, 2018 - N°20180066408

A process for forming an artificial reef includes forming a form having a geometric shape, applying at least one blockout onto a surface of the form such that the blockout extends outwardly of the surface of the form, applying a sprayable concrete over the form and over a portion of the blockout, curing the sprayable concrete on the form for ...
Systems and methods for virtually tagging and securing industrial equipment
Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
March 01, 2018 - N°20180059653

In one embodiment, a non-transitory computer readable medium may include computer-executable instructions that, when executed by a processor, may receive a first set of data associated with a user, receive a second set of data associated with one or more lockout procedures performed by the user, receive a request to actuate a locking mechanism of an electronic lock configured to ...
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Robot/drone multi-projectile launcher
February 15, 2018 - N°20180045485

A multi-projectile launcher capable of firing less-lethal 40 mm rounds or high explosive 40 mm rounds (i. E., he grenades) can be attached to robots, drones, vehicles and stationary structures. The robot/drone multi-projectile launcher is remote controlled and capable of 360 degree horizontal rotation as well as vertical panning, and is able to quickly turn and acquire targets. A solenoid controlled firing ...
Lockout, tagout device for slidelink energy isolation arrangement
Duke Energy Corporation
February 08, 2018 - N°20180040435

A lockout, tagout (loto) device and associated implementation method for a switchable energy isolation device are provided. The isolation device includes first and second electrical terminal members and a slideable linkage disposed and in electrical communication therebetween for switching the electrical terminal members between isolated and non-isolated states. The loto device includes a cover member configured to extend over the ...
3d printer interface lockout
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
February 01, 2018 - N°20180035013

A method for authenticating a user of a 3d printer to prevent unauthorized use of the 3d printer includes obtaining a user profile from a set of user profiles, each user profile corresponding to a user and including a stored multi-digit number; prompting the user, by a touch screen interface of the 3d printer, to input a personal identification number (...
3d printer interface lockout
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
February 01, 2018 - N°20180035011

A method for authenticating a user of a 3d printer to prevent unauthorized use of the 3d printer includes obtaining a user profile from a set of user profiles, each user profile corresponding to a user and including a stored multi-digit number; prompting the user, by a touch screen interface of the 3d printer, to input a personal identification number (...
Valve lockout device with viewing port and method
January 18, 2018 - N°20180017181

A valve lockout device with viewing port is disclosed herein. The valve lockout device with viewing port includes a first clamshell member, a second clamshell member, and a hinge pivotably connecting the first clamshell member and second clamshell member. The valve lockout device with viewing port is useful for observing the operational state of a valve when it is locked ...
Belay device
Great Trango Holdings, Inc.
January 11, 2018 - N°20180008844

A belay device may include a front plate with a first lobe and a back plate with a second lobe. The belay device may be engageable and disengageable such that the first lobe is separated from the second lobe at a first distance and a second distance, respectively. The belay device may maintain ability to operate when the belay device ...
Bipolar electrosurgical hand shears
Ethicon Llc
January 11, 2018 - N°20180008337

An apparatus comprises a first jaw, a second jaw, a first handle, and a second handle. The second jaw is pivotally coupled with the first jaw. The first jaw and the second jaw are configured to grasp tissue. The jaws provide offset electrode surfaces that are operable to deliver bipolar rf energy to tissue grasped between the jaws. The apparatus ...
Endoscopic reposable surgical clip applier
Covidien Lp
January 11, 2018 - N°20180008277

An endoscopic reposable surgical clip applier is provided and includes a handle assembly and an endoscopic assembly. The endoscopic assembly is selectively connectable to and in mechanical communication with the handle assembly and includes a shaft assembly. The shaft assembly includes a pair of jaws pivotably and fixedly supported in, and extending from a distal portion of the shaft assembly, ...
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