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Date/App# patent app List of recent Lockout-related patents
02/04/16
20160030038 
 Tissue stapler anvil feature to prevent premature jaw opening patent thumbnailTissue stapler anvil feature to prevent premature jaw opening
A surgical instrument includes a handle assembly having a trigger operable to fire a staple driver to staple tissue. The instrument includes a pointed rod to which an anvil may be coupled.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


01/28/16
20160024886 
 Pressure-operated dimple lockout tool patent thumbnailPressure-operated dimple lockout tool
The disclosure describes a lockout tool including a cam housing configured to fit within a flow tube of a safety valve that is coupled to production tubing and has a longitudinal up-down axis. The lockout tool further includes a piston disposed within the cam housing and configured to move within the cam housing parallel to the longitudinal up-down axis and form a plurality of dimples in the flow tube upon provision within the production tubing of a pressurized fluid..
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


01/28/16
20160024742 
 Cantilevered wing wall patent thumbnailCantilevered wing wall
The present invention relates generally to precast cantilevered retaining walls and methods of using and forming precast cantilevered retaining walls. More specifically, the present invention relates to a cantilevered concrete retaining wall having a base shear key and blockouts for receiving a material that substantially impedes the wing wall from sliding or other inadvertent movement, to a method of retaining a soil embankment with a cantilevered concrete retaining wall, and to a method of manufacturing a precast concrete cantilevered retaining wall..
Oldcastle Precast, Inc.


01/14/16
20160008197 
 Patient control arm with phone dock and head of bed lockout patent thumbnailPatient control arm with phone dock and head of bed lockout
A patient control unit for controlling functions of a hospital bed includes a housing having a first side that includes a plurality of user inputs to control the functions of the hospital bed. The housing has a second side that includes a dock to secure a handheld phone in place on the housing.
Hill-rom Services, Inc.


01/14/16
20160008162 
 Implantable penile prosthetic lockout valve assembly patent thumbnailImplantable penile prosthetic lockout valve assembly
A lockout valve assembly of an implantable penile prosthetic includes a body and a lockout valve. The body is attachable between a reservoir and a pump of the implantable penile prosthetic.
Coloplast A/s


01/07/16
20160000440 
 End effector coupling arrangements for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument patent thumbnailEnd effector coupling arrangements for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument
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 inhibit, the disposable loading unit from being unintentionally displaced proximally and/or distally relative to the shaft of the surgical instrument.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


01/07/16
20160000439 
 End effector coupling arrangements for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument patent thumbnailEnd effector coupling arrangements for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument
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 inhibit, the disposable loading unit from being unintentionally displaced proximally and/or distally relative to the shaft of the surgical instrument.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


12/31/15
20150380878 
 Bus plug lockout devices and related apparatus and methods patent thumbnailBus plug lockout devices and related apparatus and methods
An apparatus for locking out an elevated bus plug includes an elongated member, a lockout device at a distal end portion of the elongated member and an actuator at a proximal end portion of the elongated member. The lockout device includes a housing, a channel in the housing that is sized and configured to receive a handle of the bus plug and a handle engagement mechanism connected to the housing.
Eaton Corporation


12/31/15
20150377599 
 Electro-mechanical fuze for a projectile patent thumbnailElectro-mechanical fuze for a projectile
The present invention describes an electronic fuze operable to complement a mechanical point impact fuze. The electronic fuze includes a voltage generator circuit, micro-controller, a piezo-electric sensor, a firing circuit and a safety lockout circuit.
Advanced Material Engineering Pte Ltd


12/31/15
20150374373 
 Method of using lockout features for surgical stapler cartridge patent thumbnailMethod of using lockout features for surgical stapler cartridge
A surgical instrument comprises a body, shaft, and end effector. The shaft couples the end effector and body together.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


12/31/15
20150374367 

Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system


A surgical stapling apparatus. Various embodiments include a handle assembly that has a movable handle that is movable through actuation strokes relative to a stationary handle housing.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


12/31/15
20150374363 

Lockout engagement features for surgical stapler


A surgical instrument comprises a body, shaft, and end effector. The shaft couples the end effector and body together.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


12/24/15
20150373004 

System and supporting security in a multitenant application server environment


In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for providing security in a multitenant application server environment. In accordance with an embodiment, per-partition security configuration includes: per-partition security realm (including configuration for authentication, authorization, credential mapping, auditing, password validation, certificate validation, and user lockout); ssl configuration, including keys, certificates, and other configuration attributes; and access control for partition and global resources.
Oracle International Corporation


12/24/15
20150367471 

Lockout mechanism


A power tool including a power base and a tool head. The power base includes a trigger and a motor such that the trigger actuatable to drive the motor.
Techtronic Power Tools Technology Limited


12/17/15
20150359655 

Penile prosthetic pump having an inlet valve with a lockout flange


A pump includes a pump bulb connected to a pump body. An exhaust valve assembly is disposed in the pump body within an exit flow path communicating between the pump bulb and the cylinder.
Coloplast A/s


12/17/15
20150359536 

Closure lockout systems for surgical instruments


A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument can include a first jaw, a second jaw, and a jaw closure lockout system.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


12/10/15
20150352295 

Application for applying a microneedle device to skin


An applicator and method for applying a microneedle device to skin. The applicator can include a housing and a reciprocating support structure slidably engaged with the housing.
3m Innovative Properties Company


12/10/15
20150351829 

Endoscopic vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures


An endoscopic bipolar forceps includes a housing having a shaft affixed thereto, the shaft including jaw members at a distal end thereof. The forceps also includes a drive assembly which moves the jaw member relative to one another for manipulating tissue and a knife assembly for cutting tissue disposed between jaw members.
Covidien Lp


12/03/15
20150345722 

In-ground light fixture system with improved installation closure mechanism and drainage


A lighting system includes a linear light fixture and a linear blockout structure. The linear blockout structure includes a chamber in which the linear light fixture is mountable and side walls on opposite sides of the chamber engageable by flange portions of the linear light fixture when the linear light fixture and linear blockout structure are assembled together.
Lumenpulse Lighting Inc.


12/03/15
20150342114 

Seeder with lockout clutch


A seed planting machine for dispensing seed. The seed planting machine includes a transmission with a lockout clutch having an actuator for shifting the lockout clutch between a first configuration and a second configuration.
Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc.


11/26/15
20150335341 

Trigger lockout and kickback mechanism for surgical instruments


A forceps includes an end effector assembly including first and second jaw members, a blade, a lever member operably coupled to the end effector, a trigger member operably coupled to the blade and defining an actuation path therealong. A trigger safety member is pivotably coupled to the lever member such that, when the lever member is disposed in an initial position, the trigger safety member is disposed in a position blocking the trigger member.
Covidien Lp


11/19/15
20150333511 

Energy lockout in response to a planar catastrophic fault


A computer planar includes an enable signal line for providing an enable signal to an external power supply, wherein the external power supply will not turn on unless the enable signal is active high. During normal operation, an auxiliary power source maintains an active high enable signal on the enable signal line, which includes a fuse.
International Business Machines Corporation


11/19/15
20150327855 

Surgical fastener applying apparatus


A surgical fastener applying apparatus for applying fasteners to body tissue. The apparatus includes a cartridge receiving half-section defining an elongated channel member configured to releasably receive a stationary housing of a firing assembly.
Covidien Lp


11/12/15
20150325297 

Efficient reprogramming tightening a threshold voltage distribution in a memory device


Techniques are provided for programming memory cells while reducing the effects of detrapping which cause a downshift in the threshold voltage distribution. Detrapping is particularly problematic for charge-trapping memory cells such as in a 3d stacked non-volatile memory device.
Sandisk Technologies Inc.


11/12/15
20150319920 

Lockout tool for a combine header and method thereof


A cutterbar lockout tool, a header including such tool and a method for locking and unlocking a cutterbar assembly using such tool are provided. The lockout tool includes an engaging portion for engaging a down-stop linkage assembly of the cutterbar assembly and an elongated body extending from the engaging portion.
Cnh Industrial America Llc


11/05/15
20150317856 

Remotely operable lockout system


A lockout system that includes a lock portion and a key portion that removably cooperate with one another to allow selective interference with a throw lever associated with operation of an electrical panel. The lock portion and key portion each include a guide arrangement and an electrical interface that cooperate with one another.

11/05/15
20150314933 

Lockout box


A lockout box for locking in objects, in particular keys, comprises a container having an upwardly open reception space for the objects and comprises a cover attached, in particular pivotably, to the container for closing the reception space, wherein the cover is adjustable from a closed position in which the reception space is closed into at least one open position in which the reception space is open, with a plurality of securing openings being provided in the cover and in the container for attaching a plurality of locking elements, in particular padlocks, and with at least one fastening device being provided at the container and being designed to attach the container to a wall.. .
Abus August Bremicker Sohne Kg


11/05/15
20150314082 

Dispense interface with lockout element


The invention relates to a dispense interface for use with a drug delivery device with an inner body and with a lockout element, wherein the lockout element is coupled to the inner body, wherein the lockout element is movable from a receptive condition to a locked condition, wherein in the receptive condition the dispense interface is attachable to the drug delivery device, wherein in the locked condition the dispense interface is not-attachable to the drug delivery device and wherein the lockout element is configured to move from the receptive condition to the locked condition when said dispense interface is attached to and detached from said drug delivery device. The invention solves the technical problem of reducing the risk of reuse of a dispense interface, after it has already been used with a drug delivery device.
Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh


10/29/15
20150308586 

Lockout tagout for semiconductor vacuum valve


A device for limiting travel of a valve including a body removably connected to a transfer module, a vacuum valve, or a reaction chamber, a travel limiting rod passing through the body to engage and limit travel of the valve, and wherein the body includes at least one mounting flange opposite the travel limiting rod.. .
Asm Ip Holding B.v.


10/22/15
20150300873 

Load cell overload protection by a relieving mechanism for fluid dispensing systems


A method for locking out load cells includes dispensing a fluid into a collapsible bag that is supported within a support housing, the support housing resting on a plurality of load cells that sense the weight of the fluid; manipulating a plurality of lockouts located adjacent to corresponding load cells from a first position to a second position so that the lockouts remove at least a portion of the weight of the fluid from the plurality of load cells; moving the support housing containing the collapsible bag with the fluid therein to a new location; and further manipulating the plurality of lockouts from the second position back to the first position so that the plurality of load cells again sense the full weight of the fluid within the collapsible bag.. .
Life Technologies Corporation


10/15/15
20150295932 

Access control list lockout prevention system


An access control list lockout prevention system includes a network. A first administrator information handling system (ihs) is coupled to the network.

10/15/15
20150295931 

Lockout prevention system


A lockout prevention system includes a management information handling system (ihs) that is coupled through a network to network interface on a networking device. The networking device receives a configuration instruction through the network interface from the management ihs.

10/15/15
20150289874 

Surgical stapling device with lockout system for preventing actuation in the absence of an installed staple cartridge


Surgical stapling instruments surgical stapling cartridges are disclosed. At least one embodiment includes an end effector that has an elongate channel that is configured to operably support a surgical staple cartridge therein and an anvil that is movably supported on the elongate channel between an open position and closed positions in response to an application of opening and closing motions applied thereto.

10/15/15
20150289873 

Surgical stapling instrument with lockout features to prevent advancement of a firing assembly unless an unfired surgical staple cartridge is operably mounted in an end effector portion of the instrument


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. Various embodiments are configured to be operably attached to a robotic system to receive actuation/control motions therefrom..

10/01/15
20150272576 

Surgical stapling apparatus with firing lockout mechanism


A surgical stapling apparatus is provided which includes a first jaw supporting an anvil assembly and a second jaw supporting a cartridge assembly. The cartridge assembly supports a firing lockout assembly which includes a latch member having a blocking member.
Covidien Lp


08/27/15
20150242603 

Unauthorized account access lockout reduction


A method and system for determining unauthorized account access is provided. The method includes receiving a username of a user and a passcode for access to a secure account or device belonging to a user.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/27/15
20150241891 

Method and circuit for detecting short circuit in an asynchronous dc-dc boost converter


A simple, cost-effective and efficient short circuit protection with simple routing of the ground on the pcb is achieved in an asynchronous dc-dc boost converter wherein a voltage sensing controller selectively isolates an input power supply to a load in the event of a short circuit. The controller alleviates need for additional components by utilizing the circuit for under voltage lockout protection and the circuit for overvoltage protection to generate signals for detecting short circuit.

08/27/15
20150238186 

Fastening system comprising a firing member lockout


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.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


08/20/15
20150230826 

System and facet joint replacement


A facet joint replacement system includes an inferior implant with an inferior articular surface, a superior implant with a superior articular surface and may include a crosslink extending across a vertebral sagittal plane. The inferior implant may comprise an inferior strut, and a polyaxially adjustable, lockable mechanism which may couple the inferior articular surface with a first end of the inferior strut, and couple the inferior articular surface with the crosslink.
Gmedelaware 2 Llc


08/20/15
20150230816 

Lockout mechanisms for surgical devices


Various surgical devices are provided having mechanisms for preventing premature actuation of a cutting mechanism. These devices generally include a handle having one or more actuators and an effector disposed at a distal end of the device and configured to grasp tissue.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


08/13/15
20150228317 

Apparatuses, memories, and methods for facilitating splitting of internal commands using a shared signal path


Apparatuses, memories, and methods for facilitating splitting of internal commands using a shared signal path are described. In an example shared signal path, a command circuit is configured to receive a command and an indicator signal.
Micron Technology, Inc.


08/06/15
20150221459 

Disconnect operating handles suitable for circuit breakers and related bucket assemblies and handle interlocks


Disconnect operating handles for circuit breakers are configured with a rotary handle attached to an inwardly oriented shaft that connects to a gear assembly that translates rotational input to linear input. The disconnect operating handles include pivoting lockout levers that can automatically “pop” out to expose the lockout space for a padlock when a user touches the lever in an appropriate location..
Eaton Corporation


08/06/15
20150221458 

Disconnect operating handles suitable for circuit breakers and related bucket assemblies


Disconnect operating handles for circuit breakers are configured with a rotary handle attached to an inwardly oriented shaft that connects to a gear assembly that translates rotational input to linear input. The disconnect operating handles include pivoting lockout levers that automatically “pop” out to expose the lockout space for a padlock when a user touches the lever in an appropriate location..
Eaton Corporation


08/06/15
20150221391 

State-dependent lockout in non-volatile memory


A sense amplifier provides a state-dependent lockout to limit sensing to those bit lines that target a currently selected state for sensing. A sense amplifier scans program data prior to sensing at the verify levels corresponding to a plurality of states.
Sandisk Technologies Inc.


07/30/15
20150211657 

Valve lockout device


A lockout device that can be used to lock a valve in a closed position, for use particularly with valves that include a stationary member, such as a body, and a rotating member, such as a handle or wheel, for activating and deactivating the valve is disclosed. The lockout device can also be used to provide a connection point for connecting various types of connectors to a hose clamp or other elongate connecting member mounted on and locked onto a body such as a pipe or valve..
Brady Worldwide, Inc.


07/23/15
20150206668 

Lockout device and a its use


A lockout device for preventing an electrical switch from being turned either on or off while the lockout device is attached to the switch. The present lockout device can be capable of quick and easy attachment to the switch and can be secured to the switch with a padlock or similar locking device.

07/23/15
20150201935 

End effector coupling arrangements for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument


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 inhibit, the disposable loading unit from being unintentionally displaced proximally and/or distally relative to the shaft of the surgical instrument.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


07/16/15
20150199500 

Authenticator for user state management


Different types of soft-lockout policies can be associated with different organizations (or groups) in an identity management system. Each soft-lockout policy can indicate different parameters such as a number of login attempts allowed and an amount of time that a user account will be locked-out if the maximum allowed attempts are exceeded unsuccessfully.
Oracle International Corporation


07/02/15
20150184488 

Safety valve with lockout capability and methods of use


Disclosed is a safety valve with a built-in lockout feature, the safety valve including a housing, a flapper coupled to the housing and being movable between open and closed positions, a flow tube movably disposed within the housing and having an extended position, the flow tube being configured to retain the flapper in the open position when in the extended position, a lockout rod coupled to the housing and movable between deployed and stored positions, the lockout rod being configured to retain the flow tube in the extended position when in the deployed position, and a lockout ratchet element arranged within the housing and coupled to the lockout rod, the lockout ratchet element being configured to retain the lockout rod in the deployed position.. .
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


07/02/15
20150183511 

Control panel integration into aircraft throttle control


A lever control system integrates taxi operation using an electric motor in an aircraft with speed control of a jet engine in the same aircraft. The lever control system provides a smooth transition between the electric motor system used for aircraft taxi operation, and a jet engine system used to fly the aircraft.
Honeywell International Inc.


06/18/15
20150163989 

Agricultural implements with hinged and floating wings


A towable agricultural implement having a center section and foldable wings mounted by hinges on opposite sides of the center section to fold upwardly or downwardly about substantially longitudinal hinge axes. Each hinge has a spaced ball joint and guide roller in roller slot.
Landoll Corporation


06/11/15
20150159887 

Furnace control with safety circuit and non-volatile memory


A furnace controller circuit includes a microprocessor with input ports and output ports including ports to issue control signals for actuation of inducer, gas burner, and furnace blower. A temperature-actuated limit switch commences a furnace shut-down sequence when the temperature of the furnace heat exchanger exceeds a predetermined limit temperature, and then resets to permit a turn-on sequence.

06/04/15
20150150558 

Multiple member interconnect for surgical instrument and absorbable screw fastener


A absorbable surgical screw fastener is provided which includes a head and a tapered shaft extending distally of the head. Buttress threads are provided about the tapered shaft to secure the fastener in tissue.
Covidien Lp


05/28/15
20150146372 

Handle lockout mechanism for scaling blade-style servers


A system includes a chassis, first and second blade servers, and a scalability device. Each blade server is securable within the chassis and includes a scalability port, cam handle for selectively securing the blade server in the chassis, and handle latch for selectively latching the cam handle in a closed position, and lockout mechanism moveable into a position that blocks the handle latch in a latched position.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/14/15
20150133931 

Electrosurgical instrument with a knife blade lockout mechanism


An electrosurgical forceps is provided with a shaft that extends from a housing of the electrosurgical forceps. An end effector assembly operably coupled to the shaft includes a pair of first and second jaw members.

05/14/15
20150132983 

Lockout features for electrical receptacle assemblies


An electrical receptacle assembly having an outer body and a faceplate. The outer body can include at least one driven feature disposed on an outer surface of the outer body.

05/14/15
20150131209 

Flexible cable assembly providing local lockout


A remote switching system for electrical switches in a cabinet provides an actuator frame and slider that may be assembled to the electrical switch to engage the switch actuator for remote control. The actuator frame includes an opening allowing insertion of a lock shank through the opening to block motion of the slider from an “off” state to an “on” state thereby allowing the actuator frame to also serve as a local lockout..

05/14/15
20150129632 

Shipping wedge with lockout


A shipping wedge for use with a surgical instrument includes a base configured to be detachably secured with a body portion of the surgical instrument, a blocking member depending from the base and engageable with a movable operative member of the surgical instrument, and a locking member depending from the base and engageable with a lockout mechanism of the surgical instrument.. .

05/14/15
20150128746 

Dual rate dual direction spring system


Various embodiments may provide a convenient mechanism and system for users of vehicles that include handbrakes to operate reverse lockout deactivation mechanisms in connection with the handbrake. For example, saddle-type vehicles such as an all-terrain vehicle (atv), snowmobile, motorcycle, or the like may benefit from certain embodiments.

05/07/15
20150122618 

Lockout devices for electrical control switches


Electrical switch lockout devices for selectively maintaining a position of an electrical switch on an electrical switch base are described. The electrical switch lockout devices include a base adapter configured to be fitted around the electrical switch base, a housing that is moveable between an engaged position and a disengaged position, and a locking mechanism.

04/30/15
20150117963 

Cantilevered wing wall


The present invention relates generally to precast cantilevered retaining walls. More specifically, the present invention relates to a cantilevered concrete retaining wall having a base shear key and blockouts for receiving a material that substantially impedes the wing wall from sliding or other inadvertent movement..
Oldcastle Precast, Inc.


04/23/15
20150112335 

Electrosurgical devices with fluid flow control


The disclosure provides various electrosurgical devices comprising a handle assembly comprising a valve having an input port and an output port. The input port is fluidically coupled to either an irrigation source or a suction source.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


04/16/15
20150105832 

Articulating rod holder


A bi-directional mechanically deployed rod mechanism utilizes non-parallel cam surfaces with a unique engagement, entrapment, and release methodology. The instrument utilizes a unique spring loading pivot point and lockout mechanisms to prevent early release of the pivot point and bi-directional cam surfaces..
Spineology Inc.


04/09/15
20150096998 

Sensor and lockout for anti-sweep hook


A merchandise dispensing apparatus for deterring theft has at least one merchandise support module which includes a covering defining an interior space within the module. A support member and a dispensing member are mounted to the module, the dispensing member being mounted adjacent to the support member.
Fasteners For Retail, Inc.


04/02/15
20150091696 

Electronic key lockout control in lockbox system


An electronic lockbox system includes a wireless portable transponder that communicates with an electronic lockbox using a low power radio link. The portable transponder includes: a wide area network radio to communicate to a central clearinghouse computer, a motion sensor to activate its wide area network radio, and a connector to communicate with a secure memory device.
Sentrilock, Llc


03/26/15
20150083847 

Sheet dispenser roll holder with lockout feature(s)


Embodiments of a roll support, and a roll support system, for a sheet product dispenser are disclosed. One such roll support includes an arm having an end portion and an aperture proximate the end portion of the arm and recessed therein.
Georgia-pacific Consumer Products Lp


03/19/15
20150080916 

Apparatus for applying surgical clips


A clip applying apparatus is described for applying clips seriatim to tissue. The apparatus includes a lockout member for limiting distal movement of the camming member after the proximal-most clip has been applied to tissue.
Covidien Lp


03/19/15
20150080912 

Apparatus and differentiating between tissue and mechanical obstruction in a surgical instrument


A surgical instrument is provided. The surgical instrument includes: a handle assembly; a jaw assembly comprising a staple cartridge containing a plurality of staples and an anvil to form the plurality of staples upon firing; a drive assembly at least partially located within the handle and connected to the jaw assembly and the lockout mechanism; a motor disposed within the handle assembly and operatively coupled to the drive assembly; and a controller operatively coupled to the motor, the controller configured to control supply of electrical current to the motor and to monitor a current draw of the motor, wherein the controller is further configured to terminate the supply of electrical current to the motor in response to a rate of change of the current draw indicative of a mechanical limit of at least one of the jaw assembly, the drive assembly, or the motor..
Covidien Lp


03/19/15
20150080911 

Surgical device with a trigger lockout mechanism device


A surgical device includes a handle assembly, a drive assembly, and a lockout mechanism. The handle assembly includes a fixed handle and a moveable handle.
Covidien Lp


03/19/15
20150076206 

Apparatus and differentiating between tissue and mechanical obstruction in a surgical instrument


A surgical instrument is provided. The surgical instrument includes: a handle assembly; a jaw assembly comprising a staple cartridge containing a plurality of staples and an anvil to form the plurality of staples upon firing; a drive assembly at least partially located within the handle and connected to the jaw assembly and the lockout mechanism; a motor disposed within the handle assembly and operatively coupled to the drive assembly; and a controller operatively coupled to the motor, the controller configured to control supply of electrical current to the motor and to monitor a current draw of the motor, wherein the controller is further configured to terminate the supply of electrical current to the motor in response to a rate of change of the current draw indicative of a mechanical limit of at least one of the jaw assembly, the drive assembly, or the motor..
Covidien Lp


03/19/15
20150076205 

Adapter direct drive with manual retraction, lockout, and connection mechanisms for improper use prevention


A surgical device adapter for coupling an end effector to a handle assembly is provided. The surgical device adapter includes a housing and a drive mechanism disposed within the housing and couplable to the handle assembly and the end effector.
Covidien Lp


03/19/15
20150075648 

Valve lockout device


A valve lockout device includes a body having a mount portion that defines a passageway. A cover positioned adjacent to the body defines a cover portion adjacent the mount portion thereby inhibiting access to the passageway in the mount portion.
Brady Worldwide, Inc.


03/12/15
20150071415 

Auto-detection of environment for mobile agent


An automatic ambient environmental detection and lockout system that recognizes unacceptable background noise for agents and a method that requires agents and/or supervisors to take corrective action on detected noise issues prior to work assignment facilitates an effective and efficient environment appropriate for agents to handle contact center work.. .
Avaya Inc.


03/05/15
20150066287 

Vehicle telematics unit lockout recovery


A method of removing a vehicle telematics unit from an invalid state includes sensing that the vehicle telematics unit wirelessly received an invalid state code that deactivates the communication function of the vehicle telematics unit from a base station of a wireless carrier system; determining at the vehicle telematics unit that a reset trigger applicable to invalid state codes has been activated; and commanding the vehicle telematics unit to reset the invalid state code when the reset trigger has been activated thereby permitting the vehicle telematics unit to resume its communication function.. .
General Motors Llc


03/05/15
20150060521 

End effector coupling arrangements for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument


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 inhibit, the disposable loading unit from being unintentionally displaced proximally and/or distally relative to the shaft of the surgical instrument.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


03/05/15
20150060520 

Surgical stapling apparatus comprising a usage lockout


A surgical instrument. The surgical instrument has an end effector and a trigger in communication with the end effector.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


03/05/15
20150060519 

End effector for use with a surgical stapling apparatus comprising a lockout


A surgical stapling assembly can comprise a first jaw and a second jaw, wherein the first jaw is movable relative to the second jaw, a staple cartridge comprising a cartridge body and staples removably stored in the cartridge body, and an anvil configured to deform the staples. The stapling assembly can also comprise, one, a firing system configured to eject the staples from the cartridge body during a firing operation and, two, an interlock circuit configured to detect the position of the first jaw, wherein the interlock circuit is in a first state when the interlock circuit detects the first jaw is in an open position and a second state when the interlock circuit detects the first jaw is in a closed position, and wherein the interlock circuit is configured to prevent a said firing operation when the interlock circuit is in its first state..
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


02/26/15
20150053742 

Firing trigger lockout arrangements for surgical instruments


A surgical instrument system can comprise, one, a surgical instrument including a handle, a shaft comprising a distal end, and a trigger and, two, an end effector attachable to the shaft. The instrument can further include a firing member and a motor configured to move the firing member toward the distal end, wherein the trigger is configured to operate the motor.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


02/05/15
20150039139 

Automated system to determine variable frequency drive skip frequency bands for vibration control


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 system vibration data with previously stored variable speed cooling system vibration specification data..
Trane International Inc.


02/05/15
20150035786 

Method to lockout a touch screen interface


A method for locking out a portion of a touch screen interface in response to an inadvertent touch comprises steps to detect multiple touches on the portion of the touch screen interface; determine that the multiple touches are incompatible; initiate a lockout time period in response to the determination and reinitiate the lockout time period in response to a subsequent touch during the lockout time period.. .
Whirlpool Corporation


02/05/15
20150035358 

Electrical power management system and method


An electrical power system and a method of managing electrical power. Some embodiments provide improved fault isolation and service continuity circuitry.
Ragingwire Data Centers, Inc.


01/29/15
20150028065 

Connector assembly for a self sealing fitment


A connector for a self sealing fitment that includes a body, a lower flange, and a locking mechanism. The connector is configured to sealingly engage with a cap coupled to a spout of a flexible bag by sealingly engaging with a sealing membrane of the cap.
Scholle Corporation


01/22/15
20150020638 

Combined reverse engagement activation and parking brake lever and methods of operation and manufacture of the same


An apparatus may, for example, include a first lever pivoting about a first axis. The apparatus may also include a second lever mounted with the first lever, pivoting about a second axis, and biased to a first position.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


01/15/15
20150018141 

Lighted nock


A lighted nock system includes a lighted nock assembly and a plurality of adaptors. The lighted nock assembly includes a shaft insertion portion having a shaft outer shape and shaft outer dimension.
Clean-shot Archery, Inc.


01/01/15
20150007275 

Method and system for cryptographically enabling and disabling lockouts for critical operations in a smart grid network


A method for locking out a remote terminal unit includes: receiving a lockout request, wherein the lockout request includes at least a public key associated with a user, a user identifier, and a terminal identifier; identifying a user profile associated with the user based on the user identifier included in the received lockout request; verifying the public key included in the received lockout request and permission for the user to lockout a remote terminal unit associated with the terminal identifier included in the received lockout request based on data included in the identified user profile; generating a lockout permit, wherein the lockout permit includes at least the public key included in the received lockout request; and transmitting at least a lockout request and the generated lockout permit, wherein the lockout request includes an instruction to place a lockout on the remote terminal unit.. .
Silver Spring Networks, Inc.


12/25/14
20140379003 

Surgical clip applier


A clip applier of handle and cartridge for applying clips in surgical procedures with handle preferably a scissors type defined by a housing of shell members containing a cam operated linear translator actuated by handle levers, an anti-backup mechanism limiting handle lever movement to full pull and release strokes while preventing partial pull or release handle strokes, and with cartridge fitted with lockout mechanism to disable applier after last clip is used in surgery, with a puller bar lock to hold puller bar position in cartridge prior to assembly with handle, a detent spring mounted in cartridge cover member as part of clip handling mechanism, and a rapid-fire pawl as part of clip handling mechanism to prevent cartridge jamming when clips are applied in rapid succession.. .

12/25/14
20140373661 

Gear blockout for a manual transmission


A shifter assembly for a manual transmission includes a shifter housing, a shift lever and a gear blockout. The shift lever includes a shift plane select member configured to move to a first and second gear shift plane and a gear engagement member configured to move along the first and second gear shift plane to a first gear position.

12/25/14
20140373652 

Adapter direct drive with manual retraction, lockout and connection mechanisms


A surgical device adapter for coupling an end effector to a handle assembly is disclosed. The surgical device adapter includes: a housing; a drive mechanism disposed within the housing and couplable to the handle assembly and the end effector; and a drive coupling assembly coupled to the surgical device adapter and selectively couplable to the handle assembly, the drive coupling assembly including a retraction assembly selectively couplable to the drive mechanism such that rotation of the drive coupling assembly about a longitudinal axis defined by the surgical device adapter and relative to the housing actuates the drive mechanism..
Covidien Lp


12/18/14
20140367233 

Lockout device for switchgear


A safety lockout device for switchgear includes a means for electrically disconnecting power to a motor and means for mechanically blocking the motor from operating. The safety lockout further includes a movable member operable by a hotstick to actuate the electrical disconnecting means and the mechanical blocking means..
Thomas & Betts International, Llc


12/04/14
20140358129 

Adapter load button decoupled from loading unit sensor


A surgical device is provided. The surgical device includes: a jaw assembly comprising a first jaw and a second jaw moveable relative to the first jaw and an elongated body removably coupled to a proximal end of the jaw assembly.

12/04/14
20140353359 

Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system


A surgical stapling apparatus. Various embodiments include a handle assembly that has a movable handle that is movable through actuation strokes relative to a stationary handle housing.

11/27/14
20140345338 

Anti-theft device for a steering column of a motor vehicle and the assembly thereof


The present invention relates to an anti-theft device (13) for a steering column (19) of a motor vehicle comprising: •an anti-theft body (15), •a locking module (23) intended to be received in a blind housing of the anti-theft body (15), said locking module (23) being configured in such a way as to lock the steering column (19) in the lockout position and to leave said steering colunm (19) released in the unlocked position, •an additional reinforcing device (43) being interposed between the wall forming the bottom of the blind housing and the locking module (23).. .

11/13/14
20140333098 

Lockout mechanism for foldable head rest


A vehicle seat that is foldable includes a lockout mechanism to prevent movement of a head rest to a folded position if an occupant is present in the vehicle seat. In response to pivoting of a back rest relative to a bottom seat cushion, the head rest normally moves to the folded position, except if the occupant is present.

11/06/14
20140330291 

Endoscopic surgical clip applier


An apparatus for application of surgical clips is provided and includes a lockout system selectively engageble with a pusher bar to prevent the pusher bar from returning to a home position and to prevent a trigger from completing a full stroke when a plurality of clips are substantially exhausted. The apparatus may include a trip mechanism including a trip lever biased into contact with the pusher bar, wherein distal movement of the drive bar moves the trip mechanism until the trip lever engages a lip of the pusher bar and in turn distally moves the pusher bar.

11/06/14
20140327252 

Extendable flush door handle for vehicle


A handle assembly for a door of a vehicle includes a base portion and a handle portion movable relative to the base portion between a recessed position and a partially extended position. When at the partially extended position, the handle portion is manually movable outward from the base portion to open the vehicle door.

11/06/14
20140326777 

Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler


In various embodiments, a surgical stapling head is provided that may comprise a staple cartridge for supporting one or more staples, a core movable relative to the staple cartridge, at least one staple driver extending from the core, and a casing configured to at least partially hold the staple cartridge and movably receive the core and the staple driver(s). The casing may further comprise at least one retention member that is configured to move from a first position to a second position when sufficient external force is applied to the retention member, such as that provided by a shaft of a surgical stapler during insertion of the stapling head assembly into the shaft.

10/30/14
20140318580 

Condition warning system, control pot and pan washing machine


A condition warning system for an apparatus such as a pot and pan washing machine, a control system and control methods for a pot and pan washing machine are provided. The condition warning system includes a control system that monitors operational, safety or compliance parameters of an apparatus, and a light that illuminates a location below (or above) an operator's direct line of sight, and which is outside of the operator's direct line of sight.

10/30/14
20140318098 

Intermediate lift cylinder lock for extra tall stubble biomass operation


A wheel lift assembly lockout mechanism for an agricultural mower having a lift cylinder for moving the mower frame between raised and lowered positions. The lockout mechanism is positioned adjacent to a rod end of a lift cylinder and is pivotable between generally opposing lockout and free positions.



Lockout topics: Pulverizer, Transverse, Electrical Signal, Actuatable, Instruments, Dispensing Unit, Integrated Circuit, State Machine, User Interface, Pivot Joint, Needle Hub, Handshaking, Optical Transport, Downstream, Press Fitting

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