|| List of recent Lockout-related patents
| 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.
|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.
|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.. .
|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.
|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.
|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.
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.
|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.
|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.. .
|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.
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..
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
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.
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.
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).. .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Surgical clip appliers
A surgical clip applier includes a housing, at least one handle, a channel assembly, a clip carrier, a wedge plate, a clip pusher bar, and a clip follower. The at least one handle is pivotably connected to the housing.
Dispense interface with lockout element
The invention is related to an apparatus comprising a dispense interface comprising a lockout element for use with a drug delivery device, the lockout element comprising at least one spring component removeably maintained in a respective first position such that when the dispense interface is first attached and then removed from said drug delivery device, each spring component moves into a respective second position, which respective second position is configured to prevent said dispense interface from being reattached to a drug delivery device.. .
Call to action lockout system and method
A call-to-action lockout on a mobile device coupled to a data network is disclosed as a method and apparatus comprising providing a media application configured to respond to a control point associated with media content, providing media content which has at least one associated control point, triggering at least one control point while experiencing the media content; and performing an appropriate call to action script (ctas) in response to the triggered control point.. .
Methods and apparatuses for controlling network service access for distracted driver lockout
In a method for controlling network service access by a mobile device, the mobile device detects a proximity device within range of the mobile device, and controls network service access based on movement of the mobile device while the mobile device is within range of the proximity device. In another method, a network entity obtains distracted driver information associated with the mobile device in response to a network service access request, determines whether the mobile device is within range of a proximity device, and controls network service access by the mobile device based on the distracted driver information associated with the mobile device while the mobile device is within range of the proximity device..
Lockout-tagout and safety compliance systems and methods
The present application discloses systems and methods for systems and methods of creating, administrating, assigning, and managing lockout-tagout (loto) procedures and other safety compliance procedures.. .
Electrosurgical instrument with multi-stage actuator
An apparatus comprises an end effector, a shaft, and a handpiece. The end effector is operable to manipulate tissue.
Surgical instrument with partial trigger lockout
An end effector comprises a first jaw, a second jaw, a firing beam, and a lockout feature. The second jaw pivots relative to the first jaw from an open position to a closed position.
Device and self-limiting access to objects and substances
A time-locking container to limit the compulsive overuse of objects and substances, such as but not limited to money, food, alcohol, and tobacco. The container locks until a future date and time of day set by the user.
Drive system lockout arrangements for modular surgical instruments
A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument may include at least one drive system that is configured to generate control motions upon actuation thereof.
Surgical stapling apparatus
A surgical stapling apparatus (stapler) is provided and is configured to couple to a reload. The reload includes a first jaw member releasably supporting a cartridge that includes a slide deflector that is movable from a first position to a second position.
Surgical instrument with an actuation lockout
Embodiments of a surgical instrument and its methods of use are disclosed. The disclosed embodiments of a surgical instrument may include a handle and an elongated shaft assembly distally extending from the handle.
Circuit breaker lockout devices and methods
Circuit breaker lockout devices are disclosed that effectively lock one or more circuit breakers in a circuit breaker panel in a safe or open circuit position. Embodiments of the circuit breaker lockout devices are robust, utilize few loose parts, and are easily installed.
Grease delivery receiver and nozzle having pressurization lockout and bleed down capture
A grease and lubricating oil line coupler includes a nozzle and a receiver which can be intercoupled for grease or lubricating oil delivery. Each component has a normally closed, easily-cleanable, flush-faced mating surface, which prevents the entrance of contaminants into the free ends thereof when decoupled.
Configurable control for a paving machine
An operator interface having actuators associated therewith for controlling functions of a paving machine. The operator interface includes an interactive display and a configurable lockout control associated therewith.
Balcony blockout insert
A balcony blockout insert is sized to engage a preformed blockout hole and includes a plurality of contact foot members that are in connection with respective pivot arms and structured to extend outwardly against the inner surfaces of the blockout hole by rotating a tensioning bolt in a clockwise direction using a tensioning wrench. Each contact foot member includes one or more resilient pads for engaging the unique contour of the sidewalls (e.g.
Actuation lockout for a fastener-driving tool
A fastener-driving tool including a housing, a power source including a reciprocating driver blade, a tool nose configured for receiving the driver blade for driving fasteners fed into the nose and a magazine configured to house a collation including a plurality of the fasteners. A workpiece contact element is movably connected to the nose and moves between a rest position and an actuated position when the workpiece contact element is pressed against a workpiece, the workpiece contact element moves to the actuated position.
A lockout device includes a first member having a first lockout feature and at least a first aperture, and a second member including a second lockout feature and at least a second aperture. The second member is assembled with the first member and is slideable along a range of positions between first and second limit positions of the second member with respect to the first member.
Lockout feature for movable cutting member of surgical instrument
An end effector for use with a surgical instrument includes a first jaw, a second jaw, a blade assembly, and a lockout assembly. The first jaw removably couples with a staple cartridge.
Surface cleaning apparatus
An surface cleaning apparatus comprises at least one of a surface cleaning unit lock and a cyclone bin assembly lock. A lockout member disables the at least one of the surface cleaning unit lock and the cyclone bin assembly lock when a handle is used to carry the surface cleaning apparatus..
Shield lockout for bladed obturator and trocars
A shielded bladed obturator is provided with a shield lockout that prevents retraction of a shield to expose a blade for cutting. The shield lockout in one aspect has a rotational switch interacting with a longitudinal extending shield to lock and unlock the shield.
Multistage auction process and system with flat rate entry fee
A system and method use a protocol implementing a competitive auction with a flat rate entry fee. A user is credited with a preselected, maximum number, of bids per auction.
Permanent lockout attack detection
This document discusses, among other things, an attack detection module configured to permanently shut down a slave device after a number of consecutive attacks.. .
Lockout and tagging device and assembly for a switchable energy isolation device such as a terminal block
A lockout and tagging device and assembly for a switchable energy isolation device such as a terminal block are provided. The lockout and tagging device includes a base member configured to support a tag and a male member extending from the base member and including a retaining portion complementary to a female receptacle of the isolation device to retain the male member in a female receptacle after insertion of the male member into the female receptacle.
Variator lockout valve system
A variator lockout valve system for a continuously variable transmission includes a pair of shift valves. Each shift valve has at least one port that is fluidly coupled to a variator of the continuously variable transmission.
Seatbelt lockout system
A seatbelt lockout system for seatbelt use compliance in a vehicle, comprising: an ignition switch, where the ignition switch controls ignition of an engine within the vehicle; a bladder placed in at least one vehicle seat, where the bladder detects pressure from the weight of an occupant; a seatbelt system associated with the at least one vehicle seat; plurality of sensors, including a bladder sensor and a seatbelt sensor, where the bladder sensor confirms the weigh of the occupant and the seatbelt sensor detects the engagement and non-engagement of the seatbelt system; and a computer control system, where the computer control system receives signals from the plurality of sensors.. .
Bipolar electrosurgical hand shears
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.
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.. .
A holster having a cavity and an axis defined along a side wall of the holster; a lever having a finger button portion and an engagement portion, wherein the lever is pivotally attached atop the side wall of the holster, along the axis, approximately between the finger button portion and the engagement portion, such that the finger button portion extends from the axis and is positioned above the frame/slide portion of the cavity and the engagement portion extends from the axis and is positioned above the trigger guard portion of the cavity; a hollow formed within a portion of the side wall; and a lockout lever rotatably secured within at least a portion of the hollow, and wherein a locking portion of the lockout lever is positioned beneath the finger button portion of the lever when the lockout lever is in a locked position.. .
Adapter load button lockout
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.
Wide input voltage range power supply circuit
An under voltage lockout circuit configured to set a minimum turn-on voltage for a load is provided. The circuit includes an input terminal configured to receive an input voltage.
Insert for battery electric vehicle (bev) service disconnect
A service disconnect assembly for an electric system is provided and may include a service disconnect base electrically connected to the electric system and a service disconnect plug connected to the service disconnect base in a connected state to supply the electric system with power via the service disconnect plug and disconnected from the service disconnect base in a disconnected state to prevent the supply of power to the electric system. The service disconnect assembly may additionally include a lockout plug connected to the service disconnect base when the service disconnect plug is in the disconnected state to prevent the service disconnect plug from inadvertently being moved into the connected state..
Closure safety interlock with lockout plate for pressure vessel
A closure safety interlock system is provided for a pressure vessel having a closure assembly with a primary locking system. The closure safety interlock defines a secondary locking system for assuring that the primary locking system may be opened only by following a proper sequence, thereby minimizing misuse of the primary locking system.
A remote lock-out/tag-out system and method allow a remote service technician to remotely lock-out a machine via a remote wireless control device. In one aspect, the lock-out initiation request is sent from the remote wireless control device to the machine.
Woven footwear upper with a lockout assembly
Aspects of the present invention relate to a shoe upper that is formed as a substantially planar article with varied functional zones and integrated lockout assemblies included therein. The lockout assemblies may be inserted into a cavity formed in a multi-layer woven article allowing for a filler material, such as spacer mesh, to be included in the cavity and providing a material through which one or more lockout strands extend..
Woven footwear upper with lockout
Aspects of the present invention relate to a shoe upper that is formed as a substantially planar woven article with varied functional zones and lockout strands integrated therein. The lockout strands may be integrally incorporated with the woven shoe upper to provide functional characteristics that differ from those characteristics provided by the woven upper.
Coupler lockout device
A lockout device for a trailer hitch coupler includes a bottom member and a ratchet body. The bottom member includes a body, a coupler blocking member extending from the body in a vertical direction for engagement with a trailer hitch coupler, and an extension extending from the body in the vertical direction.
A lockout device includes a body, a clamp, and a cover. The body includes a recess and a first lock passage extending from a first opening in an upper surface to a second opening in a rear surface.
Vehicle access and security based on biometrics
Method for interacting with a vehicle includes controlling interaction with the vehicle based on receipt of a signal by a component on the vehicle, and generating the signal based on biometric data entered via a portable communications device proximate the vehicle. The entered biometric data may be verified as biometric data of a driver of the vehicle prior to generating the signal.
Undervoltage lockout circuit, switch control circuit and power supply device comprising the undervoltage lockout circuit
Exemplary embodiments of the present invention relate to an under-voltage lockout circuit, and a switching control circuit and a power supply including the same. The under-voltage lockout circuit according to an embodiment of the invention includes a first under-voltage lockout circuit comparing a driving voltage with a first reference voltage and a second under-voltage lockout circuit generating an under-voltage lockout signal based on a result of the comparison between the driving voltage and the second reference voltage.
Automatic dead front disconnect and lockout
An electrical enclosure that includes a dead front and a lockout switch is described herein. The lockout switch detects the position of the dead front.
Load cell lockouts and related fluid dispensing systems
A load cell lockout system includes a lower support, an upper support, and a load cell disposed between the lower support and the upper support. The upper support is movable relative to the lower support between a first position wherein a first load is applied by the upper support to the load cell and a second position wherein either a second load that is lighter than the first load is applied by the upper support to the load cell or no load is applied by the upper support to the load cell.
Emergency stop (lockout) system for patient hoists/lifts
A patient lift including a lifting member and a hoist assembly connected to the lifting member. The hoist assembly has an enabled state to move the lifting member between a raised position and a lowered position, and a disabled state wherein the hoist assembly cannot move the lifting member between the raised and lowered positions.
Roll stand assembly
A roll stand assembly for processing a sheet product with a plurality of rolls on a frame. A first roll has a first sheet engaging surface and a first shaft assembly.
Methods for injecting a drug into prostate tissue
Method and surgical instrument for treating prostate tissue including a surgical instrument having a main body, a needle deployment port, a needle, first and second handles and a lockout release mechanism to limit needle extension. Additionally, a kit includes the surgical instrument, together with a cystoscope, and optionally a syringe and reservoir of ethanol.
Circular stapler mechanical lockout
A surgical stapling device is disclosed including a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly. The anvil assembly is translatable relative to the cartridge assembly between a spaced position, where the anvil assembly is spaced from the cartridge assembly, and an approximated position, where the anvil assembly is in close cooperative alignment with the cartridge assembly for clamping tissue disposed therebetween.
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.
Dose counter with lockout mechanism
A medicament dispenser, in particular a metered dose inhaler, which is able to count the number of time the dispenser is activated and then disable the device, which then prevents any additional medicament from being dispensed. Additional embodiments include a medicament dispenser which are adapted to display either the number of activations that have occurred or the number of activations remaining..
Service disconnect assembly
A service disconnect assembly includes a receiver assembly having a fuse receptacle that is configured to receive a fuse therein. The service disconnect assembly includes a lockout device having a latch.
Surgical instrument with rapid post event detection
A surgical instrument is disclosed, the instrument including: a handle assembly; a jaw assembly including a staple cartridge containing a plurality of staples and an anvil to form the plurality of staples upon firing; a lockout mechanism configured to prevent reuse of the jaw assembly; a drive assembly at least partially located within the handle and connected to the jaw assembly; a motor 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 drop in the current draw.. .
Indication sequence for energy efficient volatile material dispensers
An energy efficient dispenser for dispensing product from a container includes at least one indicator for displaying a first indication sequence when the dispenser is in a dispense mode operational state and a second indication sequence when the dispenser in a lockout mode operational state. Each indication sequence includes one or more activations of the at least one indicator, which utilize no more than 0.0625 mah of energy to provide an indication to a user of the operational state of the dispenser..