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 Safety electrical lockout arrangement patent thumbnailSafety electrical lockout arrangement
A lockout frame arrangement for an electrical outlet box arrangement, comprising an electrical outlet box arranged for receipt of electrical outlets, a cover plate attachable to an open side of the electrical outlet box, for securement of electrical sockets therewithin, with a rectilinear outer cover capturing frame securely sandwiched between the cover plate and the open side of the electrical outlet box. An outer protective cover plate is matingly attached to and securable within a perimeter of the outer cover capturing frame..

 Optimizing online schema processing for busy database objects patent thumbnailOptimizing online schema processing for busy database objects
An approach is provided for managing a reorganization of a database object. Because a reorganization utility cannot acquire exclusive access to the object to complete the reorganization, determinations are made: an amount of transaction log records corresponding to active units of work using the database object is determined to be less than a first threshold; a sum of costs of sql statements executed in the units of work is determined to be less than a second threshold; and a priority of the reorganization is determined to indicate a greatest priority among multiple priorities.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Systems and methods for monitoring media interactions patent thumbnailSystems and methods for monitoring media interactions
Described herein are systems and methods for monitoring media interactions, and the embodiments disclosed herein are focussed on media interactions at mobile devices. A software application executing at the mobile device is configured to monitor user interactions with the device during that media item playback (using any one or more of the available device inputs, which may include the likes of touchscreens, cameras, buttons, microphones, gyroscopes, and so on).

 Diagnostic port protection to body control module patent thumbnailDiagnostic port protection to body control module
A body controller may monitor a vehicle bus for diagnostic requests received from a scan device connected to a diagnostic port when a vehicle perimeter alarm of a body controller is armed. The body controller may reset a predetermined lockout timeout responsive to receipt of a session request from the scan device.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


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


 Combination device for lockout and partial stroke test of valve actuators patent thumbnailCombination device for lockout and partial stroke test of valve actuators
The disclosure relates to exemplary embodiments for a combination device configured to effect lockout and partial stroke testing for an actuator having a piston rod providing linear motion and connected to a guide block in an actuator, wherein the combination device includes a device housing having a housing bore, wherein the device housing is adapted to mount on a receptacle on the actuator that aligns a device housing bore coaxially to the translatory motion axis of the piston rod; an extension rod attached to the guide block connected to the piston rod; at least two slides or a profiled bore index sleeve disposed in the device housing that when engaged provide means of restraining the movement of the extension rod in a manner that prevents said extension rod and a driver element of the actuator from rotating, relative to an actuator housing; a housing cover mounted over the device housing wherein the housing cover protects and retains the extension rod, and the slides or the index sleeve in the device housing and a spring biased safety pin mounted on the housing cover wherein the spring biased safety pin is configured to prevent unintended actuation of the actuator; and a tubular cover to protect the extension rod.. .
Bray International, Inc.


 Artificial reef and process for forming such an artificial reef patent thumbnailArtificial reef and process for forming such an artificial reef
A process for forming an artificial reef includes forming a form having a geometric shape, applying at least one blockout onto a surface of the form such that the blockout extends outwardly of the surface of the form, applying a sprayable concrete over the form and over a portion of the blockout, curing the sprayable concrete on the form for a period of time such that the sprayable concrete adheres to the blockout, and removing the cured sprayable concrete and the blockout from the surface of the form. The blockout is of a cast concrete material such as a cinder block.
Atlantis Marine Habitats, Llc


 Surgical stapling loading unit with stroke counter and lockout patent thumbnailSurgical stapling loading unit with stroke counter and lockout
A surgical loading unit for use with a handle assembly includes an elongate outer frame, an end effector mounted to a distal end of the outer frame, a drive at least partially disposed within the outer frame and operatively coupled to the end effector, and being adapted for longitudinal movement through a plurality of sequential firing strokes to operate the end effector, and a rotatable counter mounted to the outer frame and adapted for rotational movement about the longitudinal axis. The rotatable counter has visual indicators for providing visual indicia corresponding to a number of firing strokes completed by the drive.
Covidien Lp


 Surgical instrument comprising a system for bypassing an operational step of the surgical instrument patent thumbnailSurgical instrument comprising a system for bypassing an operational step of the surgical instrument
A surgical instrument is disclosed which comprises a staple firing system and a tissue cutting system. In various instances, the surgical instrument further comprises a lockout configured to prevent the retraction of the staple firing system until the tissue cutting system has been completely actuated.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc


 Surgical stapling loading unit with stroke counter and lockout patent thumbnailSurgical stapling loading unit with stroke counter and lockout
A surgical loading unit for use with a handle assembly includes an elongate outer frame defining a longitudinal axis and having proximal and distal ends, an end effector mounted to the distal end of the outer frame, a drive at least partially disposed within the outer frame and operatively coupled to the end effector, and being adapted for longitudinal movement through a plurality of sequential firing strokes to operate the end effector and a rotatable counter mounted to the outer frame. The rotatable counter is adapted for rotational movement through an arc segment of rotation upon movement of the drive through each firing stroke, and has visual indicators for providing visual indicia corresponding to a number of firing strokes completed by the drive..
Covidien Lp


Thermal trigger with an integrated out-of-line lockout device for a thermally-initiated ventilation system or other system

A device includes a thermal trigger having a firing pin, where the thermal trigger is configured to move the firing pin in response to an elevated temperature. The device also includes an out-of-line lockout device configured to disarm the thermal trigger in response to acceleration of the lockout device.
Raytheon Company

Air cycle machine lockout tool

A lockout tool for an air cycle machine includes a lockout tool body threaded section, a lockout tool body end section, and a lockout tool body conical tip. The lockout tool body threaded section is operable to engage a threaded port of the air cycle machine that is proximate to a shaft of the air cycle machine.
Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

Power-on reset circuit and under-voltage lockout circuit comprising the same

An uvlo circuit according to an aspect of the present invention includes: a power-on reset (por) circuit generating an output based on a first current that flows according to an increase of a power supply voltage and not operating in a normal state of the power supply voltage; and a logic operation unit generating a reset signal according to an output of the por circuit and an output based on a result of comparison between a sense voltage that corresponds to the power supply voltage and a predetermined reference voltage.. .
Fairchild Korea Semiconductor, Ltd

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..
Map Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Surgical instrument with firing lockout

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

Firing system lockout arrangements for surgical instruments

Surgical end effectors and fastener cartridges having firing lockout arrangements for preventing or limit a firing stroke when a cartridge has not been operably installed in the end effector or a spent cartridge has not been replaced.. .
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Actuation lockout for a surgical instrument

Surgical instruments and their methods of use are described. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument includes a power transmission including a trigger and a fastener driver operatively coupled to the trigger.
C.r. Bard, Inc.

Vehicle computing delivery of a mobile device lockout icon

A vehicle computing system includes at least one processor configured to provide a lockout icon to a mobile device using a uniform resource identifier. The at least one processor is further configured to, in response to established communication with the mobile device having a user-interface display, retrieve the uniform resource identifier based on an application being executed at the mobile device.
Myine Electronics, Inc.

Authenticator for user state management

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

Visible disconnect switch interlock assembly

A visible disconnect switch (vds) interlock assembly is provided. The vds interlock assembly is movable between a cba, first lockout position, wherein a cba second contact assembly cannot move when a vds second contact assembly is in a first position, and a vds, second lockout position, wherein a vds second contact assembly cannot move when the cba second contact assembly is in a second position.
Eaton Corporation

Method of applying an annular array of staples to tissue

A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft assembly, a stapling head assembly, an anvil, an anvil adjustment assembly, a trigger, and a lockout assembly. The stapling head assembly is operable to drive an annular array of staples.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Surgical stapler with anvil seating detection

A surgical circular stapler has a handle assembly, a shaft, a stapling assembly, and a firing assembly. The shaft extends distally from the handle assembly.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Surgical stapler with electromechanical lockout

A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft assembly, a stapling head assembly, an anvil, an anvil adjustment assembly, a trigger, and a lockout assembly. The stapling head assembly is operable to drive an annular array of staples.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Surgical stapling instruments with lockout arrangements for preventing firing system actuation when a cartridge is spent or missing

A surgical stapling instrument comprising an elongate shaft assembly that defines a shaft axis and includes a surgical end effector that is operably coupled thereto by an articulation joint. The surgical end effector includes a cartridge support member that is configured to operably support a surgical staple cartridge therein.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Dual fuel lockout switch for generator engine

A mechanical fuel lockout switch for a dual fuel engine includes a mechanical fuel valve actuateable between a first position and a second position to selectively control fuel flow to the dual fuel engine from a first fuel source through a first fuel line and a second fuel source through a second fuel line. The mechanical fuel lockout switch also includes a fuel lockout apparatus coupled to the mechanical fuel valve.
Champion Engine Technology, Llc

Modular forward and rearward seat position adjustment system, with integral vibration isolation system

A seat position adjuster with a manipulable control shaft carrying a position locking latch and a spring that biases the latch toward a latched position that locks seat position with the spring being part of a vibration isolator selectively deactivated by an isolator lockout. The shaft is rotatively and axially movable relative to a mounting bracket carrying the shaft that also is attached to one rail of a slide mechanism with the latch being urged by spring into operative engagement with the other rail.
Milsco Manufacturing Company, A Unit Of Jason Incorporated

Holster having a rotatable lockout element

A holster for a handgun, having at least some of an at least partial cavity; a lever having a finger button portion and an engagement portion, wherein the lever includes a locking projection extending from at least a portion of the engagement portion, and wherein the lever is pivotally attached or coupled to at least a portion of the holster, approximately between the finger button portion and the engagement portion; and a lockout element rotatably attached or coupled to at least a portion of the holster such that the lockout element is rotatable between a locked position and an unlocked position, and wherein at least a portion of a locking portion of the lockout element is positioned above at least a portion of the engagement portion of the lever when the lockout element is in the locked position.. .
Vista Outdoor Operations Llc

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.

Lockout feature for a control device

An article of footwear can include provisions for improving the operation and use of various systems associated with the article. A control device included in the article can be configured to allow manual control of a system by a user.
Nike, Inc.

Surgical fastener applying apparatus

The present disclosure relates to surgical fastener applying apparatus for sequentially applying a plurality of surgical fasteners to body tissue. The surgical fastener applying apparatus includes a replaceable cartridge assembly receivable in a distal end portion of a cartridge receiving half-section, the cartridge assembly including a safety lockout pivotably disposed along the upper surface of the cartridge assembly and movable from an unlocked orientation permitting assembly of an anvil half-section to the cartridge receiving half-section, to a locked orientation preventing assembly of the anvil half-section to the cartridge receiving-half section..
Covidien Lp

Actuation lockout for a surgical instrument

Embodiments of a surgical instrument including an actuation lockout system as well as its method of use are disclosed. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument includes a trigger and a driveshaft coupled to the trigger such that actuation of the trigger causes the driveshaft to move from a first position to a second position, thereby resulting in deployment of a surgical fastener.
C.r. Bard, Inc.

Adapter for cordless power tools

An electrical combination including a power tool, charger and an adapter separate from and connectable between the battery and the tool housing or battery charger to support the battery on the tool housing or the battery charger, the adapter having adapter leads for electrically coupling the battery to the power tool or the battery charger, the adapter having a mechanical lockout for allowing an electrical coupling between the adapter and the power tool while preventing an electrical coupling between the adapter and the battery charger.. .
Black & Decker Inc.

Holster having a removable lockout element

A holster for a handgun, having at least some of an at least partial cavity; a lever having a finger button portion and an engagement portion, wherein the lever includes a locking projection extending from at least a portion of the engagement portion, wherein the lever is pivotally attached or coupled to at least a portion of the holster, approximately between the finger button portion and the engagement portion; and a lockout element, wherein at least a portion of the lockout element is positionable within at least a portion of the holster such that if at least a portion of the lockout element is positioned within at least a portion of the holster, at least a portion of the lockout element is positioned below at least a portion of the finger button portion to keep the lever from being pivoted to a disengaged position.. .
Vista Outdoor Operations Llc

Lockout mechanism for use with robotic electrosurgical device

A surgical tool including a lockout mechanism is provided. The surgical tool may include an instrument mounting portion including a shaft assembly coupled to and extending distally from the instrument mounting portion and an end effector including a reciprocatable element coupled to a distal end of the shaft assembly.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Boom lockout device for hydraulic front shovel

A boom lockout device for use with a hydraulic front shovel comprising a first half and a second half, each of which comprises a flat ceiling and two flat side walls. The ceiling is situated between the two side walls and is joined to the two side walls along a longitudinal edge of the ceiling.
Certified Tool Technologies, Inc.

Selectable dose injection device with latch mechanism

A substance delivery device for delivering a substance from a container includes a body, and a plunger movable with respect to the body so as to expel at least a portion of a substance from the container, a trigger mechanism, a latch member latched in a stationary position at least along the longitudinal axis of the device before use, and a lockout shroud movable along the longitudinal axis relative to the latch mechanism. User manipulation of the trigger mechanism causes the latch mechanism to become unlatched and move along the longitudinal axis and to cause movement of a plunger relative to the body, and in a first position of the lockout shroud along the longitudinal axis relative to the latch member, the lockout shroud prevents the trigger mechanism from unlatching the latch member, whereas in a second position the lockout shroud allows the trigger mechanism to unlatch the latch member..
Owen Mumford Limited

Machine procedure simulation

For machine procedure simulation, a method synchronizes a plurality of equipment procedures to a mobile device. The method receives a first equipment reference code for a first equipment instance at the mobile device.
Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

Lockout closure mechanism for agricultural vehicle

A lockout closure includes an interlock device and a closure panel. The interlock device may be operatively coupled to a moving device and have a movable switch mechanism for interrupting operation of the device.
Deere & Company

Tool with over pressure indicator and lockout

A tool is used in securing or clamping two or more workpieces together provides a visual indication to a user of the tool of an acceptable range of compression pressure exerted by the tool on a work surface of the workpieces and a visual indication of when a maximum compression pressure exerted by the tool on the work surface has been exceeded.. .
The Boeing Company

Endoscopic surgical clip applier

An apparatus for application of surgical clips includes a lockout system selectively engagable 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.
Covidien Lp

Unauthorized account access lockout reduction

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

Travel lockout monitoring system

A vehicle system including a housing, an extendable/retractable member coupled to the housing, an electrically controlled actuator and a lockout system. The electrically controlled actuator is connected to the extendable/retractable member, and is configured to extend and retract the extendable/retractable member relative to the housing.
Asa Electronics, Llc

Systems and methods for virtually tagging and securing industrial equipment

In one embodiment, a non-transitory computer readable medium may include computer-executable instructions that, when executed by a processor, may receive a first set of data associated with a user, receive a second set of data associated with one or more lockout procedures performed by the user, receive a request to actuate a locking mechanism of an electronic lock configured to prevent a machine in an industrial automation application from being operational, and send a signal to the electronic lock to actuate the locking mechanism when the second set of data indicates that the lockout procedures have been performed by the user and the data corresponds to an authorized user.. .
Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

Selectable dose injection device

A substance delivery device for delivering a substance from a container includes a body, and a plunger movable with respect to the body so as to expel at least a portion of a substance from the container, a trigger mechanism, a latch member latched in a stationary position at least along the longitudinal axis of the device before use, and a lockout shroud movable along the longitudinal axis relative to the latch mechanism. User manipulation of the trigger mechanism causes the latch mechanism to become unlatched and move along the longitudinal axis and to cause movement of a plunger relative to the body, and in a first position of the lockout shroud along the longitudinal axis relative to the latch member, the lockout shroud prevents the trigger mechanism from unlatching the latch member, whereas in a second position the lockout shroud allows the trigger mechanism to unlatch the latch member..
Owen Mumford Limited

Top load liquid filter assembly, system, and methods

A top load liquid filter assembly includes a filter lockout mechanism to ensure that the filter base and cover are not connectable unless there is a proper filter cartridge installed therein. The filter system can also include an automatic drain mechanism and a cartridge retention mechanism.
Donaldson Company, Inc.

Trigger activated tools having activation lockouts

Trigger activated tools are provided that have one or more activation lockouts. The activation lockouts include electrical resets, variable position lockouts, mechanical lockouts, shield lockouts, and any combinations thereof..
Hubbell Incorporated

Device and extending restriction of 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.



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


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