| Patent Application Title
||Patent App Num.
| Wide input voltage range power supply circuit|| 20130119958 || 20130516 |
| A wide input voltage power supply circuit for a load includes a first stage and a second stage. The first stage includes a linear regulator circuit configured to maintain an output voltage at a predetermined output voltage level. The linear regulator includes an input for shutting the linear regulator off when an input voltage exceeds a predetermined shut off threshold. The second stage includes a high voltage detection circuit coupled to the input of the linear regulator. The high voltage detection circuit is configured to detect the level of the input voltage and to shut the linear regulator off when the input voltage exceeds the predetermined shut off threshold. An under voltage lockout circuit may be included, the under voltage lockout circuit configured to set a...|
| Wide input voltage range power supply circuit|| 20130121048 || 20130516 |
| A wide input voltage power supply circuit for a load includes a first regulation stage and a second regulation stage. The first regulation stage includes a linear regulator circuit configured to maintain a bus voltage within a predefined voltage range when an input voltage exceeds a predefined input level. A second regulation stage includes a buck converter circuit configured to regulate an average bus voltage to a predetermined load level. The second regulation stage includes an under voltage lockout configuration, with the under voltage lockout configured to set a minimum turn-on voltage for the load.
| Trigger lockout mechanism|| 20130123782 || 20130516 |
| A medical instrument includes a housing, an RF generation circuit activation button coupled to an activation button lever supported by the housing. The activation button lever includes a top surface, the activation button lever rotatable about an activation button pivot point. A cutting blade is operably coupled to a sheath. A control lever is supported by the housing and pivotally coupled to a trigger lever including a projection to engage the top surface of the activation button lever and to control the actuation of the cutting blade by actuating the sheath in a distal direction by rotatably moving the control lever proximally about a trigger pivot point. The top surface of the activation button lever and the projection of the trigger lever remain engaged to prevent...|
|Erratic program detection for non-volatile storage|| 20130114344 || 20130509 |
| Methods and non-volatile storage systems are provided for determining erratically programmed storage elements, including under-programmed and over-programmed storage elements. Techniques do not require any additional data latches. A set of data latches may be used to store program data for a given memory element. This program data may be maintained after the programming is over for use in erratic program detection. In one embodiment, lockout status is kept in a data latch that is used to serially receive program data to be programmed into the storage element. Therefore, no extra data latches are required to program the storage elements and to maintain the program data afterwards.
|Endoscopic vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures|| 20130116690 || 20130509 |
| 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. The forceps also includes a knife lockout mechanism operatively connected to the drive assembly. Movement of the drive assembly moves the knife lockout mechanism from a first orientation in obstructive relationship with the knife bar to prevent movement thereof to a second position which allows selective, unencumbered movement of the knife assembly to cut tissue disposed between the jaw members.
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|Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler|| 20130105551 || 20130502 |
| 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. When the retention member(s) are at the second position, the staple driver(s) may...|
|User experience enhancements for limiting calls in a group communication|| 20130109426 || 20130502 |
| User experience enhancements for conducting group communication sessions may include displaying visual feedback on a display to indicate a state of a group communication session. Embodiments may include establishing a group communication channel with devices in a first operating mode in response to inputs on a user interface, detecting actuation of a lock mechanism, such as a target-based sliding lock mechanism on a touchscreen user interface display, and while the lock mechanism is actuated, maintaining the group communication channel in a second operating mode. The second operating mode may be a lockout mode and/or a blocking mode with respect to at least one other device in the group communication.
|Lockout cabinet|| 20130099641 || 20130425 |
| The lockout cabinet can comprise a body with a front opening circumscribed by a front edge, and a rear wall recessed from the front edge, for receiving lockout equipment, a first side laterally opposite a second side, and a tab extending from the first side, passed the front edge, and having a plurality of shackle engagement apertures interspaced from one another in an orientation parallel to an adjacent portion of the front edge; and a door matching the shape of the front opening, being hingedly connected to the second side of the body and having a slot shaped and positioned for the tab to extend through it when the door is closed, with the plurality of shackle engagement apertures on a side of the door opposite...|
|Circuit breaker having an unlocking mechanism and methods of operating same|| 20130088310 || 20130411 |
| Embodiments provide an electronic circuit breaker. The electronic circuit breaker has a moveable contact arm having a moveable main electrical contact, and a lockout mechanism operable to contact the moveable contact arm and block motion of thereof, the lockout mechanism having a lockout latch with one or more pivot joints, a moveable stop, and an offset engagement portion, the moveable stop adapted to contact the moveable contact arm, and an unlock actuator providing an unlock force at the engagement portion causing lockout latch pivoting and release of the moveable contact arm. Also disclosed are secondary electrical contacts configured to engage each other in the ON configuration, with a leaf spring operably supporting a moveable one of the secondary contacts, the leaf spring configured to be flexed...|
|Lockout forward flip lever for power saw|| 20130081525 || 20130404 |
| A saw assembly includes a housing, a drive member, a motor, a switch, a trigger, a lockout lever, and a stop structure. The housing defines an interior space, and the housing has a forward housing portion defining a forward housing opening and a rearward housing portion defining a rearward housing opening. The drive member extends through the forward housing opening, and the drive member is configured to be moved in a repeating pattern. The motor is positioned in the interior space and is configured to move the drive member in the repeating pattern. The switch is positioned in the interior space and has an actuator movable between an actuated position and a deactuated position.
|Proximity switch having lockout control for controlling movable panel|| 20130076121 || 20130328 |
| A vehicle proximity switch and method are provided having lockout control for controlling a movable panel on a vehicle. The switch includes a proximity sensor such, as a capacitive sensor, installed in a vehicle and providing a sense activation field. The proximity switch also includes control circuitry for processing the sense activation field to sense user activation of the switch and controls functionality when one or more lockout sensors are activated.
|Spray dispenser|| 20130068783 || 20130321 |
| A method of operating a dispensing system includes the step of alternating between active and lockout modes within a first timing sequence, wherein during the active mode at least one sensor is active to detect sensory input, and whereupon detection of the sensory input results in product being released from a first container, and wherein during a lockout mode product is not released from the first container. The method further includes the step of alternating between active and lockout modes within a second timing sequence, wherein during the active period at least one sensor is active to detect sensory input, and whereupon detection of the sensory input results in fluid being released from a second container, and wherein during a lockout mode fluid is not released...|
|Capacitive touch controls lockout|| 20130069903 || 20130321 |
| In embodiments of capacitive touch controls lockout, a computing device includes a touch-screen display for user interaction, and includes one or more capacitive touch controls for user selection as a device input to initiate a device action. The computing device also includes a lockout service that is implemented to disable one or more of the capacitive touch controls based on user interaction with the touch-screen display.
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|Self-locking ignition switch|| 20130048475 || 20130228 |
| A self-locking ignition switch for engagement with a lock housing driver of a motor vehicle having a key activated ignition system. The ignition switch includes a switch mechanism that is moveable between multiple key positions. The switch mechanism is enclosed within a casing, and the casing including a collar extending from a side wall of the casing and terminating at a distal end. The collar further has portions defining an interference and portions defining a side opening extending from the distal end toward the side wall of the casing. A slide member positioned within the collar and biased by a biasing member so as to engage the interference. Engagement between the interference and the slide member forms a lockout that fixes the switch mechanism in an...|
|Safety lockout system|| 20130051898 || 20130228 |
| A safety lockout system for releasably locking a mast guided working surface to a mast is provided. The safety lockout system may include an outer rollcase, an inner rollcase, and a lockout assembly. The lockout assembly includes a retractable dog that is movable between an engaged position and a disengaged position. The lockout assembly may include a dog release device that operates both manually and automatically to move the retractable dog from the disengaged position to the engaged position. Automatic operation of the dog release device is triggered when the working surface experiences a tilted condition. A dog emergency release device may be provided to manually move the retractable dog to the disengaged position in the event of a malfunction. The lockout assembly may include a...|
|Lockout device|| 20130052846 || 20130228 |
| A lockout device configured to be lockingly secured to an external structure includes a housing defining an opening sized to receive the external structure, at least one gripping member disposed within the housing and positioned to receive the external structure, and a driving member assembled with the housing. The at least one gripping member is movable in an axial direction between a first position in which internal surfaces of the housing urge the at least one gripping member into gripping engagement with the external structure, and a second position in which the internal surfaces of the housing allow the at least one gripping member to expand to release the external structure. The driving member is operatively connected with the at least one gripping member for movement...|
|Internal blowout preventer apparatus|| 20130043044 || 20130221 |
| An internal blowout preventer assembly having a central through-bore and flapper valve. The flapper valve permits fluid flow in a downward direction, but not the opposite (upward) direction. A retrievable tubular lockout sleeve can be conveyed via wireline, coiled tubing or other similar means and installed within the through-bore of the internal blowout preventer assembly. Once installed, the lockout sleeve prevents the flapper valve from closing, thereby permitting wireline or other concentric operations to be performed (as well as upward fluid flow) though the internal blowout preventer.
|Circuit breaker lockout|| 20130037393 || 20130214 |
| The present invention is directed to a circuit breaker lockout device installed on a circuit breaker switch. The circuit breaker lockout device includes a first body section and a second body section. A handle extends through the first body section and the second body section. The handle includes a lockout screw with a screw head having a plurality of slots and a handle pin for engaging one of the plurality of slots. The lockout screw is turned by the handle to control the movement of the first body section and the second body section with respect to each other to engage the circuit breaker switch.
|Surgical fastener applying aparatus|| 20130037594 || 20130214 |
| A surgical fastener applying apparatus for applying fasteners to body tissue including a cartridge receiving half-section defining an elongated channel member configured to releasably receive a stationary housing of a firing assembly. The stationary housing is dimensioned to releasably receive a single use loading unit therein, and includes a lockout structure that prevents insertion of the stationary housing into the cartridge receiving half-section if the single use loading unit is not mounted in the stationary housing.
|Surgical fastener applying apparatus|| 20130037597 || 20130214 |
| 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. The stationary housing is dimensioned to releasably receive a single use loading unit therein, and includes a lockout structure that prevents insertion of the single use loading unit into the stationary housing after the stationary housing is mounted to the cartridge receiving half-section.
|Pipe flange leakage spray shield device having over-center locking mechanism|| 20130038050 || 20130214 |
| A spray shield for the pipe connection flange of pipes carrying hazardous fluids, to ensure against spraying of the pressurized fluids in the event of leakage at the flange joint. A band composed of metal or other suitable material encompasses a pipe flange supports a spray diffusion mesh or device so that any spray of pressurized leaked fluid is coalesced to drops or streams of leaked fluid which descend by gravity for collection rather than being sprayed into the environment in the vicinity of the leaking flange joint. The spray shield band is secured about the flange by an over-center latch mechanism that tightens the band and spray diffusion mesh around the flange connection. A locking pin or lockout device is inserted through aligned holes of...|
|Multiple member interconnect for surgical instrument and absorbable screw fastener|| 20130041386 || 20130214 |
| An 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. The fastener includes slots formed in the head and buttress threads. A gap is provided between the buttress threads in the head to secure a prosthetic. There is also provided a surgical instrument having novel lockout structure to prevent inadvertent actuation.
|Lock state machine operations upon stp data captures and shifts|| 20130042159 || 20130214 |
| A process of selecting alternative test circuitry within an integrated circuit enables a test access port. Scan test instruction data is loaded into an instruction register of a test access port TAP, the instruction data including information for selecting the alternative test circuitry. An Update-IR instruction update operation is performed at the end of the loading to output scan test control signals from the instruction register. A lockout signal is changed to an active state to disable the test access port and enable scan test circuits.
|Dispenser lockout mechanism|| 20130032613 || 20130207 |
| A product dispensing system includes a locking mechanism to prevent actuation of the system absent an authorized product refill unit. More specifically, the dispensing system includes a housing and an actuator slidably secured within the housing and including at least one locking post extending therefrom. The actuator is adapted to actuate a pump to cause dispensing of a product. A release ring is rotatably secured within the housing and includes at least one locking post extending therefrom and aligned with the locking post of the actuator. The release ring also includes at least one ramped surface. The locking posts of the actuator and release ring engage one another in a locked position to prevent actuation of the dispensing system, and the release ring is adapted to...|
|Portable combustion gas-powered tools with combustion chamber lockout system|| 20130020371 || 20130124 |
| A combustion-powered fastener-driving tool includes a combustion-powered power source including a cylinder head and a combustion chamber defined by the cylinder head, a valve sleeve and an upper surface of a reciprocating piston, the valve sleeve reciprocable relative to the cylinder head between a rest position and a pre-firing position. A lockout device is associated with the trigger and has an actuated position configured for preventing the reciprocation of the valve sleeve away from the pre-firing position until the trigger is released.
|System and method for facet hoint replacement|| 20130023932 || 20130124 |
| 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. A second end of the inferior strut may be secured to a polyaxially adjustable, lockable fixation assembly securable in a vertebra. The superior implant may be secured to a polyaxially adjustable lockable fixation assembly securable in a vertebra. The positions of the inferior articular surface and the first end of the inferior strut are independently...|
|Medicament injection device with lockout feature|| 20130012885 || 20130110 |
| A lockout feature for an injection device includes a time lock that prevents a user from administering a dose of medicament prior to a pre-determined time interval. The lockout feature can interface with a cap and dose setting module to prevent removal of the cap or it can work to disable the dose delivery module to prevent an injection from occurring.
|Systems and methods for crossover delay to prevent power module faults|| 20130002330 || 20130103 |
| Systems and methods detect when a transition from a first power module to a second power module is taking place and generates a lockout pulse when the transition is detected. The lockout pulse initiates the blocking of a predetermined number of gate pulses from reaching the second power module. When the predetermined number of gate pulses are blocked, the systems and methods reset to allow complete gate pulses to reach the second module, and continues to detect when the next transition takes place.
|Control lockout for an electronic apparatus|| 20130002408 || 20130103 |
| An electronic system including a user interface for transmitting an operational parameter control signal in response to manual manipulation of the user interface. A processor is coupled to the user interface and adjusts an operational parameter of the electronic system in response to receiving the operational parameter control signal. An actuatable device is actuated by a user. In response to the user actuation, the actuatable device prevents the processor from adjusting the operational parameter of the electronic system.
|Recovery of data access for a locked secure storage device|| 20130007426 || 20130103 |
| A system for recovery of data access of a locked secure storage device can comprise a keystore module and an authorization module. The keystore module may be configured to allow access to a master file system comprising a user encryption key for data stored within the locked secure storage device based on a master code. The authorization module may be configured to receive the administrator code, authenticate the administrator code, decode the master code, and reset a lockout parameter of the locked secure storage device.