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End effector coupling arrangements for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument

Ethicon Endo-surgery

End effector coupling arrangements for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument

Authenticator for user state management

Oracle International

Authenticator for user state management

Authenticator for user state management

Halliburton Energy Services

Safety valve with lockout capability and methods of use


Date/App# patent app List of recent Lockout-related patents
07/23/15
20150206668 
 Lockout device and a  its use patent thumbnailLockout 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 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.


07/16/15
20150199500 
 Authenticator for user state management patent thumbnailAuthenticator 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 patent thumbnailSafety 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 patent thumbnailControl 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 patent thumbnailAgricultural 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 patent thumbnailFurnace 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 patent thumbnailMultiple 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 patent thumbnailHandle 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 patent thumbnailElectrosurgical 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.

10/23/14
20140316441 

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.

10/09/14
20140303555 

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.. .

10/02/14
20140297449 

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.. .

10/02/14
20140295792 

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..

09/18/14
20140283008 

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.. .

09/18/14
20140276777 

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.

09/18/14
20140276736 

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.

09/18/14
20140266584 

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.

09/18/14
20140263565 

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.

09/18/14
20140263546 

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.

09/18/14
20140263544 

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.

09/18/14
20140262702 

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.

09/18/14
20140261807 

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.

09/18/14
20140260751 

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.

09/11/14
20140252292 

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.

09/11/14
20140252060 

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.

09/11/14
20140250955 

Lockout device


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.

08/28/14
20140239041 

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.

08/28/14
20140237754 

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..

08/21/14
20140236206 

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.

08/14/14
20140229313 

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.

08/07/14
20140223557 

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.. .

08/07/14
20140220802 

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.

07/31/14
20140214287 

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.

07/31/14
20140214279 

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.. .

07/31/14
20140214019 

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.

07/31/14
20140209659 

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.. .

07/31/14
20140209645 

Lockable holster


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.. .

07/24/14
20140207182 

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.

07/10/14
20140192571 

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.

07/03/14
20140187071 

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..

07/03/14
20140183194 

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.

06/26/14
20140176303 

Remote lockout/tagout


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.

06/26/14
20140173933 

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..

06/26/14
20140173932 

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.

06/19/14
20140167391 

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.

06/19/14
20140165384 

Lockout device


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.

06/05/14
20140152422 

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.

05/29/14
20140146429 

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.

05/29/14
20140144760 

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.

05/29/14
20140144714 

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.

05/29/14
20140143952 

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.

05/22/14
20140138472 

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.

05/15/14
20140135733 

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.

05/15/14
20140131417 

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.

05/15/14
20140131058 

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.



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