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Automatic blood pressure measurement device

A&d Limited

Automatic blood pressure measurement device

Pull-activated tampon applictor

Kimberly-clark Worldwide

Pull-activated tampon applictor

Date/App# patent app List of recent Sit-related patents
01/22/15
20150026846
 Variable density scanning patent thumbnailnew patent Variable density scanning
Systems and techniques for varying a scan rate in a measurement instrument. The techniques may be used in scanning probe instruments, including atomic force microscopes (afms) and other scanning probe microscopes, as well as profilometers and confocal optical microscopes.
Oxford Instruments Plc
01/22/15
20150026841
 Constitutive photomorphogenesis 1 (cop1) nucleic acid sequence from zea mays and its use thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Constitutive photomorphogenesis 1 (cop1) nucleic acid sequence from zea mays and its use thereof
The present invention relates to an isolated cop1 nucleic acid sequence from a maize plant and the isolated cop1 nucleic acid sequence is named as zmcop1. The present invention also relates to a method of using the zmcop1 nucleic acid sequence to control the shade avoidance response of a crop plant for high density farming and yield enhancement..
Monsanto Technology Llc
01/22/15
20150026840
 Constructs and  producing microcompartments patent thumbnailnew patent Constructs and producing microcompartments
To produce a bacterial microcompartment shell, or a designed shell based on naturally occurring bacterial microcompartment shells in a new host organism, a synthetic operon is constructed that contains the desired shell protein genes and translation efficiency is controlled by host specific ribosomal binding sites. Proteins or other molecules can be encapsulated in the microcompartment shells by various methods described herein.
The Regents Of The University Of California
01/22/15
20150026836
 Sulfonylurea-tolerant sunflower plants patent thumbnailnew patent Sulfonylurea-tolerant sunflower plants
This invention relates to sunflower lines and hybrids tolerant to sulfonylurea herbicides wherein the tolerance trait is obtained using induced mutagenesis and artificial selection, and to a method for selectively controlling undesired vegetation, including parasitic weeds, by applying sulfonylurea herbicides to sulfonylurea-tolerant sunflower crops.. .
E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company
01/22/15
20150026833
 Mito-ob: a transgenic mouse model for obesity patent thumbnailnew patent Mito-ob: a transgenic mouse model for obesity
An obese mouse model was developed by overexpressing the mitochondrial protein prohibitin (phb) in white adipose tissue (wat) specific manner driven by adipocyte protein 2 (ap2) promoter. These mice begin to develop obesity as a result of mitochondrial remodeling (upregulation of mitochondrial biogenesis and function) in wat..
University Of Manitoba
01/22/15
20150026795
 Method and system for extending the sign-in process for accessing computer systems patent thumbnailnew patent Method and system for extending the sign-in process for accessing computer systems
A system and a method for extending the sign-in process for accessing computer system is provided. The system and method allows construction of notices which contains prerequisite conditions to be fulfilled by the user along with the credentials for accessing the computer system.
01/22/15
20150026785
 Content activation via interaction-based authentication, systems and method patent thumbnailnew patent Content activation via interaction-based authentication, systems and method
Systems, methods, and use-cases of multi-modal authentications and content distribution are presented. A content consumer can capture a multi-modal digital representation of multiple objects where a juxtaposition of features derived from the digital representation can be used to recognize that at least some of the objects are a valid authentication object.
Nant Holdings Ip, Llc
01/22/15
20150026754
 Dielectric slot antenna using capacitive coupling patent thumbnailnew patent Dielectric slot antenna using capacitive coupling
The present invention concerns a slot antenna for an electronic device, e.g. A set top box.
Thomson Licensing
01/22/15
20150026716
 Media fingerprinting for social networking patent thumbnailnew patent Media fingerprinting for social networking
Audio fingerprinting and other media matching technologies can be used to identify media, such as movies, television shows, and radio broadcasts. A user device can record image, audio, and/or video information and upload information to a matching service that is able to use matching technology to identify the media and provide supplemental content or information to the user.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
01/22/15
20150026715
 In-stream video advertising using a user-choice-based ad unit patent thumbnailnew patent In-stream video advertising using a user-choice-based ad unit
A choice-based ad unit format wherein a user chooses his or her pre-roll ad or can choose to wait for the main content to load. Once the video advertisement selected loads, the user can then choose to skip the ad or view the entire ad experience.
Visible Measures Corp.
01/22/15
20150026673
new patent

Enforcing external install requirements during software deployment


A method, system and article of manufacture are disclosed for policy-based enforcement of business requirements for a software install. The method comprises the steps of determining a policy infrastructure analogous to one or more business requirements; and embedding the policy infrastructure in a software installation process for installing a given software application.
International Business Machines Corporation
01/22/15
20150026665
new patent

Automated test on applications or websites in mobile devices


A method and a system to test one or more applications respectfully installed in a plurality of devices at the same time are provided. The system may include a server, which is coupled to the devices and receives a test script configured to test an application of the devices.
Ebay Inc.
01/22/15
20150026664
new patent

Method and system for automated test case selection


A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computer system for intellectually and automatically selecting test cases for testing software that has been changed. In this invention, the automated selection of the subset of the test cases is based on determination of what software under test has been changed, what test cases have exercised these changes, what test data has been used to exercise these changes, what test environment including hardware and software configuration has been used to test these changes, and what pre-requisite test cases have been run prior to having the software under test in the correct state..
International Business Machines Corporation
01/22/15
20150026583
new patent

Media content boards


A system, comprising a media device that includes a processor and a memory, is configured to receive from a first remote site a first set of data concerning a plurality of items of media content. Each of the plurality of items of media content is determined at the first remote site at least in part according to a descriptor provided from the first media device and data from a second remote site.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.
01/22/15
20150026461
new patent

System and method to create resilient site master-key for automated access


A system encrypts a private key with a master key and includes a storage device for storing a protected private key at a site location, a processor that determines a plurality of derivatives by selecting an order of site characteristics from a plurality of disjoint sets of site characteristics unique to a software installation or site location, wherein the processor applies a hash algorithm to each site characteristic. The system further includes a buffer storage device for storing an order of random selections of the site characteristics for the derivatives.
Dell Products, Lp
01/22/15
20150026423
new patent

Data integrity protection in storage volumes


A plurality of logical volumes are stored at a plurality of sites. A command to execute an operation on a logical volume is received.
International Business Machines Corporation
01/22/15
20150026373
new patent

Computer system including cpu or peripheral bridge to communicate serial bits of peripheral component interconnect bus transaction and low voltage differential signal channel to convey the serial bits


A computer system for multi-processing purposes. The computer system has a console comprising a first coupling site and a second coupling site.
Acqis Llc
01/22/15
20150026341
new patent

System and adding a whitelist entry via dns


A method for adding a blacklisted site to a whitelist. At least one whitelisting query may be generated for an encoded domain in the tag format: a nonce, a hash, a blocked-domain, and a static domain, each separated by a delimiter.
Verisign, Inc.
01/22/15
20150026316
new patent

Energy management system and method, inlcuding auto-provisioning capability


According to an aspect of the disclosure, a provisioning system for a network includes a first device associated with a site. The first device includes a communication chip associated therewith.
Allure Energy, Inc.
01/22/15
20150026304
new patent

System for maintaining common data across multiple platforms


Systems and methods are described for maintaining a user's common data across multiple platforms. The common data is information about the user and graphical and design elements of publications that should be consistently presented across online, other electronic, and non-electronic platforms, such as websites, social networking profiles, electronic and printed business listings, email and print newsletters, business cards, letterhead, and the like.
Go Daddy Operating Company, Llc
01/22/15
20150026249
new patent

Network video unit


Providing content to content receiving devices, such as digital video recorders, connected to a computer network through a content provider is described. According to one aspect, a server maintains a database correlating contact information to content receiving devices in its network.
The Directv Group, Inc.
01/22/15
20150026226
new patent

Filename-based inference of repository actions


In response to detecting a file upload request of a file to a file repository, at least one filename metadata token that includes a subset of characters of a filename of the file is inferred using text analysis techniques. At least one inferred filename metadata token is extracted from the characters of the filename of the file, and is mapped to at least one repository upload processing action.
International Business Machines Corporation
01/22/15
20150026225
new patent

Filename-based inference of repository actions


In response to detecting a file upload request of a file to a file repository, at least one filename metadata token that includes a subset of characters of a filename of the file is inferred using text analysis techniques. At least one inferred filename metadata token is extracted from the characters of the filename of the file, and is mapped to at least one repository upload processing action.
International Business Machines Corporation
01/22/15
20150026207
new patent

Managing sparsity in an multidimensional data structure


Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method, program product, and system for managing the percentage of unpopulated cells in a multidimensional data structure during the servicing of multidimensional analytical queries. In an embodiment, a multidimensional data structure is stored in a memory location of a computing device, wherein the multidimensional data structure includes a dimension that is a subset of a plurality of dimensions included in a relational database.
International Business Machines Corporation
01/22/15
20150026203
new patent

Methods and systems for developing a data repository for heterogeneous mls systems


Systems and methods for developing a data repository containing property listing information automatically acquired from a plurality of multiple listing services (mlss). The property listing information from various mlss can be mapped to a common representation and stored in the data repository.
Mlslistings Inc.
01/22/15
20150026201
new patent

Method for maintaining common data across multiple platforms


Systems and methods are described for maintaining a user's common data across multiple platforms. The common data is information about the user and graphical and design elements of publications that should be consistently presented across online, other electronic, and non-electronic platforms, such as websites, social networking profiles, electronic and printed business listings, email and print newsletters, business cards, letterhead, and the like.
Go Daddy Operating Company, Llc
01/22/15
20150026196
new patent

Location-aware content detection


Among other things, one or more techniques and/or systems are provided for location-aware content detection. In particular, content may be grouped into topic clusters (e.g., images, articles, and/or websites may be grouped into a football cluster, an earthquake cluster, etc.).
Microsoft Corporation
01/22/15
20150026173
new patent

Systems and methods for online matchmaking


The field of the invention relates to systems and methods for operation of a matching service, and more specifically to operation of a matching service utilizing electronic data related to participants' experiences, e.g., locations visited and activities completed. In an embodiment, the system includes a matching server system, operatively coupled to a network, configured to calculate a compatibility value generated from correlating a first user match profile with a second user match profile, such correlation resulting in a potential match if the compatibility value exceeds a predetermined threshold, and at least one user device, operatively coupled to the network, wherein the user device is configured to enable users to post and respond to user experiences.
Eharmony, Inc.
01/22/15
20150026171
new patent

Repository-based enterprise search with user customizations


In one embodiment, a search string is received from a user and the search type of the search is determined from the search string. Based on the search type, an order of repositories to search is determined and each repository is searched.
Cisco Technology, Inc.
01/22/15
20150026135
new patent

Adaptive similarity search resolution in a data deduplication system


For adaptive similarity search resolution in a data deduplication system using a processor device in a computing environment, input data is partitioned into data chunks. Input similarity elements are calculated for an input chunk.
International Business Machines Corporation
01/22/15
20150026116
new patent

Managing sparsity in an multidimensional data structure


Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method, program product, and system for managing the percentage of unpopulated cells in a multidimensional data structure during the servicing of multidimensional analytical queries. In an embodiment, a multidimensional data structure is stored in a memory location of a computing device, wherein the multidimensional data structure includes a dimension that is a subset of a plurality of dimensions included in a relational database.
International Business Machines Corporation
01/22/15
20150026114
new patent

System and automatically extracting data from plurality of data sources and loading the same to plurality of target databases


The present invention discloses system and method for automatically extracting data from plurality of data sources in various formats through source channels and loading data to plurality of target databases through connectors. The system includes a data transformation module for transforming data received from the plurality of data sources, a data processing module for automatically analyzing and organising the received data for loading into the plurality of target databases, and a metadata repository for storing metadata of the processed data for future usage.
01/22/15
20150026081
new patent

Method and system for managing standards


A method and system are disclosed for automatically managing standards. In one implementation, information pertaining to a particular project is obtained, which includes a set of standards selection parameters.
Apollo Group, Inc.
01/22/15
20150026073
new patent

Systems and methods for generating customer solutions


Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for generating customer solutions using real-time information for new customer sales and/or current customer support. In one implementation, technical infrastructure data for a provider network is retrieved from one or more databases.
Level 3 Communications, Llc.
01/22/15
20150026059
new patent

Money lending via a mobile device


This disclosure provides a method that allows a person to request money be deposited into his or her account via a request from a mobile device. The method includes receiving a monetary request associated with a person, wherein the monetary request includes a specified amount of money.
Sable And Wolf Limited
01/22/15
20150026058
new patent

Payment system


A payment system for rapidly facilitating funds transfers from a payer to a payee. The payment system generally includes enrolling a payee with a payer, verifying the payee information, sending an introductory message to the payee, receiving an acceptance message from the payee, receiving a funds request message from the payee, depositing funds into a payee financial institution and sending a funds deposited message to payee.
Bc Investment & Leasing, Inc.
01/22/15
20150026051
new patent

System, method and article of manufacture for facilitating instantaneous cash deposit


The present disclosure relates to a financial instrument having a monetary value associated with it and a system and method for using such financial instrument. The financial instrument is generated by a bank and further issued to a retailer for further distribution.
Tata Consultancy Services Limited
01/22/15
20150026015
new patent

Aggregation of group of products content and providing ways to display, view, access, share and consume content


Systems and methods are disclosed to create, aggregate, and syndicate of group of product or content attribute collection and provide ways to access, display, filter, share, merchandise, shop and consume the created content repository using a collection recommendation and merchandising engine via web services independent of where the content is created or updated.. .
Pipit Interactive, Inc.
01/22/15
20150026006
new patent

Point-of-interest latency prediction using mobile device location history


A latency analysis system determines a latency period, such as a wait time, at a user destination. To determine the latency period, the latency analysis system receives location history from multiple user devices.
Google Inc.
01/22/15
20150026005
new patent

Multi ecommerce floating window with a shopping cart


The present invention is directed to a novel multi ecommerce floating window configured to allow a shopper to surf and collect variety of items/products from separated independent ecommerce websites into one electronic shopping cart. The invention is also directed to a method and system for purchasing products from a plurality of unrelated internet commerce sites offering products for purchase through electronic commerce systems using said novel multi ecommerce floating window provided herein.
Buy America Us Corp.
01/22/15
20150026004
new patent

Internet system for users to send tangible items to a recipient with just the recipient's email address and without providing the mailing address.


A computer implemented method and system for the internet user to order items, including gifts and flowers, from a website and to be able to send the order to a recipient without having the user provide the recipient's mailing but only the recipient's email address. After the user submits the order in the website, an email is sent to the recipient requesting the recipient to either accept or reject the order.
01/22/15
20150025981
new patent

Url shortening computer-processed platform for processing internet traffic


A method and system is provided for url shortening application that allows content publishers to process and monetize traffic through advertising-related data established via a computer network. A computer system may be configured to produce advertisement before redirecting to the destination page.
01/22/15
20150025979
new patent

Targeted marketing based on social media interaction


A system and method for providing targeted marketing to a user based on the user's social media interaction. The system includes one or more computing platforms providing computer-automated functionality performing method steps for accepting a digital media and digital media related data from a publisher, generating associated information unique identifiers, monitoring social media networks for member-user rankings of the digital media after it is posted, and communicating to a member-user targeted marketing information based on the user rankings.
Rewardstyle, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025968
new patent

Data management process utilizing a first-party technique


Internet users are becoming more aware of data transfer through third-party cookies to multiple publisher sites without their consent. Subsequently, they are taking action to block or delete third-party cookies through browser controls or automated anti-spyware programs.
Trueffect, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025961
new patent

Method and system for online marketing measurements


Method and system for online marketing measurements relating to a web shop website and associated advertising websites. Item data related to items for sale from the web shop website is received, the item data is tagged and the tagged item data is disseminated to the associated advertising websites.
Business Development Company B.v.
01/22/15
20150025954
new patent

Method and system for redeeming product marketing rebates


A system and method for processing product marketing rebate claims submitted by a consumer in satisfaction of a rebate offer, the consumer having purchased designated products in a qualified transaction recorded by a point-of-sale data processing and storage system that issues a receipt containing a corresponding transaction serial number. The method comprises providing a designated site of a computer information network and accessible by the consumer, and receiving a rebate claim on the designated site.
Plusnetmarketing, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025953
new patent

Rewarding influencers


A method embodiment includes receiving data indicative of a person accessing at least one of a first network-available electronic content or a second network-available electronic content, perhaps in a web 2.0 environment. Also, receiving data indicative of an involvement between the person and a third party.
Searete Llc
01/22/15
20150025940
new patent

Systems and methods for generating customer solutions


Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for generating customer solutions using real-time information for new customer sales and/or current customer support. In one implementation, technical infrastructure information for an installed network design providing one or more telecommunication products at one or more customer sites is retrieved.
Level 3 Communications, Llc
01/22/15
20150025858
new patent

Simulating well system fluid flow based on a pressure drop boundary condition


In some aspects, techniques and systems for modeling fluid flow are described. Pressure gradient values for respective nodes of a one-dimensional flow model are computed.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025831
new patent

Dynamically updating a time interval of a gps


A seismic system includes a wireless sensor node. The wireless sensor node includes a global positioning system (gps) device to receive a gps time value at an interval; a temperature sensor to measure temperature; an oscillator to measure time; and a memory to store the gps time value, the temperature, and the oscillator time.
Intellectual Property Administration
01/22/15
20150025799
new patent

Point-of-interest latency prediction using mobile device location history


A latency analysis system determines a latency period, such as a wait time, at a user destination. To determine the latency period, the latency analysis system receives location history from multiple user devices.
Google Inc.
01/22/15
20150025797
new patent

Precision multiple vehicle navigation system


A method and apparatus for managing movement. A navigation system comprises a first inertial measurement unit enabled global positioning system device having a first inertial measurement unit with a first level of accuracy in a first vehicle and is configured to provide first information that identifies a position of the first vehicle relative to a second vehicle.
The Boeing Company
01/22/15
20150025793
new patent

Route selection by drag and drop


The various embodiments of the present invention may be directed to a system for facilitating data processing in a visual manner. An application may include, inter alia, a basket component for visually representing the particular data items that a user desires to be processed by an application.
Here Global B.v.
01/22/15
20150025736
new patent

Data acquisition device for a vehicle


A data acquisition device for a vehicle includes a first body and a second body. A first body includes a first casing, an antenna member, and two cushion pads.
Wistron Neweb Corporation
01/22/15
20150025730
new patent

Method and system for more efficient operation of plug-in electric vehicles


A more efficient and/or flexible operation of plug-in electric vehicles is disclosed. An automobile having an energy conversion unit, an energy storage unit, a user selection unit, a global positioning system, and a control unit.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025729
new patent

Drive system for vehicle


A drive system for a vehicle includes a first motor, a second motor, and a differential mechanism that includes a first rotation element connected to the first motor, a second rotation element connected to the second motor, and a third rotation element connected to driving wheels, the first rotation element and the second rotation element are located on the opposite sides with the third rotation element interposed therebetween in a collinear diagram of the differential mechanism, and an area that is not able to be selected as a target control quantity is determined within a range of the control quantity that is able to be output by one motor of the first motor and the second motor.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
01/22/15
20150025727
new patent

Method for optimizing the power usage of a vehicle


A method is provided for optimizing power consumption of a vehicle which may include sending data from a vehicle electronic control unit and vehicle global positioning system receiver to a network cloud and/or server upon starting the vehicle, calculating a most probable final destination and most probable optimized route of the vehicle in the network cloud and/or server based on the sent vehicle data, and calculating a most probable driving mode map in the network cloud and/or server. The method may further include calculating an optimized power utilization of propulsion sources for the vehicle in the network cloud and/or server, returning the optimized power utilization of propulsion sources to the vehicle from the network cloud and/or server, and using the optimized power utilization of propulsion sources to control drive train modes and/or peripheral equipment of the vehicle during driving in order to optimize the power consumption of the vehicle..
Volvo Car Corporation
01/22/15
20150025697
new patent

Energy management system and method


According to an aspect of the disclosure, a system includes a controller disposed at a site which includes a communication device capable of initiating an 802.11 based network to communicate with a mobile device. The controller is configured to detect the mobile device establishing or losing a 802.11 based connection to the 802.11 based network, alter an operating condition at the site in response to detecting the mobile device establishing the 802.11 based connection, alter an operating condition at the site in response to detecting the mobile device losing the 802.11 based connection, and receive a control setting from one of the mobile device or a server disposed remotely from the site to alter the operating condition..
Allure Energy, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025670
new patent

Substrate processing including correction for deposition location


Substrate processing including correction for deposition location is described, including a combinatorial processing chamber that incorporates the correction. The combinatorial processing chamber can be used to process multiple regions of a substrate using different processing parameters on different regions.
Intermolecular, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025655
new patent

Traffic management system


A real-time traffic management system comprising a main light controller module configured to monitor and control functionality of one or more traffic lights, a master control unit server software application, a network operations control module, and a network watcher application program. The main light controller module communicates with one or more coordinating light controller modules, onsite personnel, and a network operations center.
Superior Traffic Systems, Llc
01/22/15
20150025641
new patent

Shock-absorbing humeral implant for shoulder arthroplasty


A shock-absorbing shoulder replacement system has a glenoid cup suitable for affixing to the glenoid surface of a scapula, ahead positioned so as to bear against the glenoid cup, a rod affixed to or integral with the head on the side of the head opposite the glenoid cup, a humeral component having a shaft suitable for receipt by the humerus and having a portion extending outwardly of the humerus, and a resilient member cooperative between humeral component and the bead such that the head is resiliently mounted in relation to the humeral component. The portion of the humeral component has a receptacle therein suitable for receiving an end of the rod therein.
01/22/15
20150025618
new patent

Projection-type partially dual-structured stent


Disclosed is a partly projected double-walled stent. Provided is a technique for allowing a stent to be easily secured in a conduit in a human body by a protrusion coupled to a body.
National Cancer Center
01/22/15
20150025614
new patent

Stent delivery under direct visualization


Stent delivery under direct visualization utilizing an imaging hood is described herein. A stent may be delivered and placed in or around lesions, e.g., ostial lesions, through a delivery catheter while being directly visualized via an imaging hood.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025600
new patent

Laser-based treatment for malaria


Malaria, caused by the parasite plasmodium, is a devastating disease killing more than 800,000 people a year worldwide. Plasmodium replicates within erythrocytes by digesting hemoglobin, producing haemozoin as a byproduct which accumulates within the parasite.
01/22/15
20150025599
new patent

Near-infrared enhancement of circadian and ultradian spatiotemporal cellular coordination


A method is disclosed of providing photo-chrono-therapy to a wound site in a human or animal subject, the method including: determining or receiving subject circadian and/or ultradian cycle information indicative of a biological rhythm(s) of the subject; and based on the subject cycle information, delivering a photo-chrono-dose of infrared treatment light to the wound site with wavelengths within at least one infrared wavelength range and having a dosimetry configured to promote healing at the wound site.. .
Nomir Medical Technologies
01/22/15
20150025591
new patent

Stimulation device and treating cardiovascular disease


An electrical stimulation device and method are provided for treating cardiovascular disease in a human or an animal, the device including at least one electrode configured for placement on a nerve site inside the human or the animal, the at least one electrode having a spherical shape, and an electrical stimulation application unit coupled to the at least one electrode and configured to apply electrical stimulation to a vagus nerve in a neck region of the human or the animal by the at least one electrode.. .
Kyushu University, National University Corporation
01/22/15
20150025589
new patent

Coordinate mapping system for joint treatment


A coordinate mapping system is provided for locating a defect in a bone. The system comprises a positioning instrument for controlled delivery of a device to a target site, the instrument comprising a main body and a rail extending from the main body, the rail including a series of indicia corresponding to predefined grid lines, and a template configured to overlay an image of a bone having a defect at the target site, the template including a predefined grid for determining a set of coordinates to locate the target site using the positioning instrument.
Zimmer Knee Creations, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025575
new patent

Apparatus and spinal implant and fusion


An apparatus and method of performing a minimally invasive posterior spine fusion. More specifically an apparatus with a handle and a forked head on the distal end of the handle is used to grasp implant material and introduce the material to an implant site.
01/22/15
20150025574
new patent

Occipital plate


An occipital plate for use in an occipitocervical fixation procedure to stabilize the base of a patient's skull with respect to the patient's neck. The occipital plate is made up of a middle portion having left and right sides, and left and right hinged legs extending outward in opposite directions from the left and right sides of the middle portion.
01/22/15
20150025558
new patent

Interventional catheters having cutter assemblies and differential cutting surfaces for use in such assemblies


A rotatable operating head for removal of obstructive material from a target site in a body lumen or cavity is operably connected to a rotatable, translatable drive shaft, that is driven by a drive motor and received through an elongated catheter. The operating head includes a plurality of differential cutting blades, with at least one of the cutting blades being a stepped blade, the stepped blade comprising a raised cutting surface positioned adjacent, or in proximity to, a shoulder region..
Boston Scientific Limited
01/22/15
20150025557
new patent

Tool for surgical operation using ultrasonic waves


A tool for surgical operation using ultrasonic waves is provided. The tool includes a transducer generating ultrasonic waves, a cylindrical bar-shaped transmitting rod for transmitting the ultrasonic waves, an end effector for cutting a surgical site using the ultrasonic waves transmitted from the transmitting rod, extended from one end of the transmitting rod, in which a part of the circular cross-sectional area thereof is flatly formed from the point corresponding to a second vibration node so as to allow gain step to start at the second vibration node, a rod cover for encompassing the transmitting rod using, as connection points, a plurality of vibration nodes formed when ultrasonic waves are transmitted through the transmitting rod, and a jaw for holding the surgical site while engaged with the end effector, is combined to one end of the rod cover in a pivotable manner, and is positioned to face the end effector..
E-med Co., Ltd.
01/22/15
20150025552
new patent

Brace for tissue repairs


Fixation of tissue such as bone or ligament is performed using a flexible material (for example, a suture net or brace or sling) with a portion having an expanded footprint to provide a sling or net or meshing for treatment of bone fractures, or for holding bone graft material and/or biologic material allowing precise placement of such bone grafts and/or biologic material at a repair site (for example, soft tissue or bone fracture repair site). The flexible material may have any shape and geometry that provides holding/supporting between the material and the tissue/bone to be fixated.
Arthrex, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025547
new patent

Surgical cockpit comprising multisensory and multimodal interface for robotic surgery and methods related thereto


Local surgical cockpits comprising local surgical consoles that can communicate with any desired remote surgical module (surgical robot), for example via a shared transmission control protocol/internet protocol (tcp/ip) or other unified open source communication protocol or other suitable communication system. The systems and methods, etc., herein can also comprise a modular approach wherein multiple surgical consoles can network supporting collaborative surgery regardless of the physical location of the surgeons relative to each other and/or relative to the surgical site.
Spi Surgical, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025546
new patent

Method and cochlear implant surgery


A system for cochlear implant surgery includes a reference device having at least a portion adapted to be arranged at a fixed position relative to a cochlea of a patient to provide a reference position, an image acquisition and processing system adapted to acquire an image of at least a portion of the cochlea relative to the reference position and to provide an implant plan based at least partially on the acquired image, and an implant system adapted for implanting a cochlear lead array using the reference position and the implant plan.. .
The Johns Hopkins University
01/22/15
20150025542
new patent

Compressive plates for the placental insertion site for use in cases of placenta previa


Compressive plates of the placental insertion site for use in cases of placenta previa includes: an axle plate including a primary plate which is fixed, a threaded bar that has machined two plates and a diameter reduction section, a secondary plate having a hole with a diameter and a shape that allows the introduction of the bar, a punch with conical tip, a nut and a locknut, and a protective cover. The punch pierces the front and back walls of the uterus corresponding to the placental insertion site.
01/22/15
20150025534
new patent

Apparatus and bone harvesting


A bone harvesting device has a probe and a sleeve for surrounding the probe. The probe has a shaft and a handle coupled to an end of the shaft.
Bone Buddies, Llc
01/22/15
20150025513
new patent

System and providing treatment feedback for a thermal treatment device


A system and method for providing treatment feedback for a thermal treatment device (100) is provided. In certain embodiments, a thermal transmitter (120) is configured to apply an amount of thermal energy (104) to a target site (106), the thermal energy having a selected frequency and a selected power level for penetration to a depth beneath the surface of the skin.
01/22/15
20150025510
new patent

Laser device and process for configuring such laser device


A process for configuring a laser device comprising: selecting a pulse length within a range from 1 ps to 1 ns; selecting a wavelength for the laser radiation within a range from 300 nm to 400 nm or within a range from 800 nm to 1100 nm; ascertaining a set of parameter values of the laser device that when the laser device is operated with these parameter values a two-dimensionally extensive separation of tissue of human corneal or lenticular tissue is achieved by stringing together local sites of damage, the set of parameter values including the selected pulse length, the selected wavelength, and values for at least one of the following parameters: a pulse energy, a pulse repetition rate, a fluence per radiation pulse, a number of pulses per site of damage, a scanning speed of a scanning apparatus of the laser device, and a focus diameter.. .
Wavelight Gmbh
01/22/15
20150025485
new patent

Fluid volume measurement using canister resonance for reduced pressure therapy systems


A wound fluid collection system includes a canister adapted to collect bodily fluids from a tissue site. The canister includes an acoustic transducer adapted and positioned to insonify a cavity within the canister, the cavity being defined by a wall of the canister and the bodily fluids collected within the canister.
Kci Licensing, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025484
new patent

Dressings, systems, and methods for treating a tissue site


Dressings, systems, and methods are disclosed for treating tissue with reduced pressure. A dressing for distributing reduced pressure to a tissue site includes a plurality of liquid-impermeable layers that are stacked and a plurality of spacers disposed at least partially between adjacent liquid-impermeable layers.
Kci Licensing, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025479
new patent

Skin dressing with electrodes and physiologically active precursor substance


A skin dressing comprising first and second electrodes, an electrical power supply not electrically connected to either or both of the first and second electrodes, and further comprising a physiologically or antimicrobially active precursor substance, the dressing being operable, when placed on a skin site to be treated, to connect the electrical power supply to both the first and second electrodes, thereby to trigger the electrochemical oxidation or reduction of the precursor substance on one of the electrodes to produce a physiologically or antimicrobially active oxidised or reduced compound which is capable of diffusing towards the skin site for the treatment thereof.. .
Microarray Limited
01/22/15
20150025462
new patent

Occlusion sensing for an infusion pump


Some embodiments of an infusion pump system may include an occlusion sensor that can be used to detect when an occlusion exists in the fluid path between the medicine reservoir and the infusion site on the user's skin. Such an occlusion may occur, for example, when the fluid flow line (e.g., a cannula, infusion set tubing, or the like) is kinked.
Asante Solutions, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025459
new patent

Multi-site injection system


A multi-site injection system includes a plurality of medicament delivering needles/microprotrusions, a needle/microprotrusion support, a supply of medicament, and a mechanism for providing the medicament to the plurality of needles/microprotrusions in order to effect delivery into a stratum corneum of a user.. .
Allergan, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025445
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Laser-assisted transdermal delivery of nanoparticulates and hydrogels


Systems for laser assisted delivery of therapeutic agents include an ultraviolet laser configured to produce a laser beam at a wavelength appropriate for tissue ablation; a lens configured to focus and direct the laser beam to a site, such that an opening is produced in a surface of the site's tissue; a nozzle having an aperture that emits the laser beam and that controls delivery of one or more agents to the site; and an imaging device configured to monitor a depth of penetration of the one or more agents into the site's tissue.. .
International Business Machines Corporation
01/22/15
20150025444
new patent

Laser-assisted transdermal delivery of nanoparticulates and hydrogels


Methods and systems for laser assisted delivery of therapeutic agents include preparing a site with an ultraviolet laser beam, at a wavelength appropriate for tissue ablation, such that an opening is produced in a surface of the site's tissue; and applying one or more agents to the prepared site, such that the agents penetrate the tissue through the opening to a predetermined depth.. .
International Business Machines Corporation
01/22/15
20150025440
new patent

Eye therapy system


Embodiments apply a cross-linking agent to a region of corneal tissue. The cross-linking agent improves the ability of the corneal tissue to resist undesired structural changes.
Avedro, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025438
new patent

Pull-activated tampon applictor


A pull-activated applicator includes a barrel, a pledget, a finger grip, and a deployment element. The pledget includes a withdrawal string and is located within the barrel.
Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025437
new patent

Vascular access system with connector


A connector for fluidly coupling proximal and distal tubular segments of a fluid conduit is provided. In one embodiment, a system is provided for providing continuous flow of blood between two locations in a patient's cardiovascular system.
Cryolife, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025422
new patent

Methods and devices for modulating cellular activity using ultrasound


The present invention comprises methods and devices for modulating the activity or activities of living cells, such as cells found in or derived from humans, animals, plants, insects, microorganisms and other organisms. Methods of the present invention comprise use of the application of ultrasound, such as low intensity, low frequency ultrasound, to living cells to affect the cells and modulate the cells' activities.
Arizona Board Of Regents For And On Behalf Of Arizona State University
01/22/15
20150025412
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Allergy testing system, method and kit


An allergy skin test kit includes a template having puncture site indicators and a computer-readable storage medium storing allergy test information that associates the puncture site indicators of the template with template locations or test substance indicators. A method of performing an allergy skin test includes providing a template having puncture site indicators.
01/22/15
20150025399
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Automatic blood pressure measurement device


An automatic blood pressure measuring apparatus includes: a compression band wrapped around a compressed site of a living body, the automatic blood pressure measuring apparatus sequentially extracting a pulse wave that is pressure oscillation in the compression band in a process of changing a compression pressure value of the compression band to determine a blood pressure value of the living body based on a change in the pulse wave, the compression band having a plurality of expansion bags having independent air chambers aligned in a width direction to respectively compress the compressed site of the living body, the automatic blood pressure measuring apparatus sequentially calculating an amplitude ratio of an amplitude value of a pulse wave from a predetermined expansion bag positioned on a downstream side of an upstream expansion bag positioned on an upstream side of an artery in the compressed site out of the expansion bags.. .
A&d Company, Limited
01/22/15
20150025384
new patent

Ultrasound medical apparatus and ultrasound diagnosis apparatus


In embodiments of an ultrasound medical apparatus, main body part includes ultrasound transducer and is inserted into lumen of subject. First and second blocking parts are inserted into lumen and capable of substantially occluding lumen by changing dimensions.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
01/22/15
20150025371
new patent

Method for displaying image data of body regions of a patient, the body regions being prone to dementia, and a medical imaging system which is designed to carry out the method


A method is disclosed for displaying image data of body regions of a patient using a medical imaging system including a first imaging apparatus and a positron emission tomography apparatus, the body regions being prone to dementia. The method includes provision of first image data recorded using the first imaging apparatus; provision of second image data recorded using the positron emission tomography apparatus, the first image data and the second image data being recorded simultaneously or at short intervals of time consecutively; segmentation of the first image data in respect of body regions prone to dementia, a segmentation mask being generated to this end on the basis of the first image data; generation of results data, the results data including a selection of voxels in the second image data made using the segmentation mask; and display of the results data..
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
01/22/15
20150025359
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Method for evaluation and comparison of a chronological sequence of combined medical imaging examinations and also a medical imaging system which is designed for executing the inventive method


A method is disclosed for evaluating and comparing a chronological sequence of at least two combined medical imaging examinations, wherein a combined medical imaging examination is carried out in each case by way of a first imaging apparatus and by way of a second imaging apparatus which is formed by a positron emission tomography apparatus. On the basis of the image data captured by the first imaging apparatus, a transformation specification is created and this is applied to the image data captured by the positron emission tomography apparatus, so that a direct comparison of the first and second image data captured by way of the positron emission technology apparatus is made possible..
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
01/22/15
20150025342
new patent

Methods for measuring changes in optical properties of wound tissue and correlating near infrared absorption(fnir) and diffuse refelectance spectroscopy scattering (drs) with tissue neovascularization and collagen concetration to determine whether wound is healing


Optical changes of tissue during wound healing measured by near infrared and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy are shown to correlate with histologic changes. Near infrared absorption coefficient correlated with blood vessel in-growth over time, while diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (drs) data correlated with collagen concentration.
Philadelphia Health & Education Corporationd D/b/a Drexel University College Of Medicine
01/22/15
20150025337
new patent

Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, ultrasonic image processing apparatus, and medical image diagnostic apparatus


According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus sets a desired period with reference to a predetermined time phase in each heartbeat of the object, sequentially executes ultrasonic scanning on a plurality of sub-volumes in a period including the diagnosis period to acquire sub-volume data corresponding to a plurality of time phases, controls acquisition timing of the sub-volume data from a time point elapsed from the predetermined time phase by a predetermined period of time while switching the sub-volume, generates composite sub-volume data or a full volume data constituted by a plurality of sub-volume data by performing combining processing of the sub-volume data acquired in the different diagnosis periods, detects at least one of a cyclic change of a heartbeat signal and a change in the number of sub-volume data acquired in the one diagnosis period and performs combining processing of sub-volume data based on a detection result.. .
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
01/22/15
20150025312
new patent

Introductory assembly and inserting intracardiac instruments


An introduction assembly and method for the insertion of medical instruments through a thoracic passage into a selected one of either the left or right atrium of the heart. Catheters or other instruments dedicated to performing required cardiac maneuvers are passed through an introductory sheath having a distal end disposed within the targeted atrium.
01/22/15
20150025311
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Small single-port arthroscopic lavage, directed tissue drying, biocompatible tissue scaffold and autologous regenerated cell placement delivery system


A system for performing arthroscopic lavage, directed tissue drying, and the accurate placement of a biocompatible tissue scaffold for the adherence of autologous regenerated cells through a small single port of entry into a joint compartment. The system is comprised of a handpiece having valves for irrigation and suctioning and a dual valve swivel cannula attached to the handpiece.
01/22/15
20150025253
new patent

Pesticidal arylpyrrolidines


Wherein each substituent is as defined in the specification, and use thereof as pesticides and animal parasite-controlling agents.. .
01/22/15
20150025234
new patent

Ganglioside compositions


The invention provides novel gangliosides and mixtures of novel gangliosides, and drug products containing the same. The invention also provides cells induced to over-express one or more gangliosides.
Garnet Biotherapeutics, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025233
new patent

Use of lipid conjugates in the treatment of diseases


Wherein l is a lipid or a phospholipid, z is either nothing, ethanolamine, serine, inositol, choline, or glycerol, y is either nothing or a spacer group ranging in length from 2 to 30 atoms, x is a polymer; and n is a number from 1 to 1000, wherein any bond between l, z, y and x is either an amide or an esteric bond.. .
01/22/15
20150025230
new patent

Single nucleotide polymorphisms in brca1 and cancer risk


The invention provides methods for identifying mutations, such as single nucleotide polymorphisms (snps), within breast and ovarian cancer associated genes that modify the binding efficacy of micrornas (mirnas). In a preferred embodiment, methods of the invention identify a snp that decreases expression of the brca1 gene by increasing or decreasing the binding efficacy of at least one mirna.
Yale University
01/22/15
20150025197
new patent

Process for preparing a reinforced and reactive thermoplastic composition, and this composition


A process for preparing a reinforced and reactive thermoplastic composition having a continuous phase based on a thermoplastic polymer and dispersed therein is a discontinuous phase based on a reactive reinforcing agent that may be immiscible with the thermoplastic polymer is provided. A composition obtained by this process is also provided.
Hutchinson
01/22/15
20150025190
new patent

Flame retardant pallet


A flame retardant pallet that includes at least one structural component formed from a polymeric composite material. The polymeric composite material includes 35 weight percent (wt.
Cip Binani, Inc.
01/22/15
20150025172
new patent

Process for improving hiding efficiency in pigmented paints


The present invention relates to a process comprising the steps of a) contacting an aqueous dispersion of a tio2 slurry containing adsorbing dispersant with an adsorbing latex to form a mixture, wherein the ph of the mixture of the tio2 slurry and adsorbing latex are sufficiently high to inhibit interaction between the tio2 and the adsorbing latex; then b) lowering the ph of the mixture of step a) sufficiently to promote interaction between the tio2 and the adsorbing latex, thereby forming a composite. The process of the present invention provides for improved hiding and reduced grit for coatings compositions..
01/22/15
20150025136
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Treatment for obesity


The present invention relates to a method for treating or preventing obesity in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of certain carbamate compounds. The invention further relates to methods for reducing body weight and/or reducing food intake in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of certain carbamate compounds..
Sk Biopharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.
01/22/15
20150025080
new patent

Solid dispersions of sitagliptin and processes for their preparation


The present invention provides processes for the preparation of amorphous form of sitagliptin dihydrogen phosphate. It also provides a solid dispersion of sitagliptin dihydrogen phosphate, including in the amorphous form, and processes for its preparation..
Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited
01/22/15
20150025060
new patent

Foamable compositions and kits comprising one or more of a channel agent, a cholinergic agent, a nitric oxide donor and related agents and their uses


The invention further provides a method of treating, alleviating or preventing a disorder of mammalian subject, comprising administering such a composition to an afflicted target site.. .
01/22/15
20150025044
new patent

Identification and use of compounds that affect the fidelity of eukaryotic translation initiation codon selection


A screening method for identifying compounds that alter the fidelity with which the initiation codon in mrnas is recognized by the translational apparatus in eukaryotes is disclosed. This screening method was used to identify compounds having such activity.
The Johns Hopkins University
01/22/15
20150025037
new patent

Hypoglycemic hyper-branched maltodextrins


Hyper-branched maltodextrins having a dextrose equivalent (de) between at least 8 and at most 15 and a molecular weight or mw between at least 1,700 and at most 3,000 daltons, characterized in that same have: a 1,6 glucoside bond content between at least 30 and at most 45%; a soluble indigestible fiber content, which is determined according to the aoac no. 2001-03 method, between at least 75 and at most 100%; and a hypoglycemic capacity expressed according to a test a, which:—in vitro, results in an 80 to 90% reduction of the α-amylase hydrolysis of standard maltodextrins, and—in situ, by a 30 to 45% reduction in the intestinal digestive activity of standard maltodextrins..
Roquette Freres
01/22/15
20150025035
new patent

Inositol and trehalose derivatives and pharmaceutical compositions for treating neurodegenerative diseases comprising the same


The invented inositol and trehalose derivatives, prepared by introducing multiple units of the guanidine group to the backbone molecules, show excellent blood-brain barrier permeability, and accordingly, it can be easily transported to the brain tissues and utilized for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as alzheimer's disease and huntington's disease.. .
Postech Academy-industry Foundation
01/22/15
20150025027
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Combination of a monosubstituted sulfamate derivate of the natural monosaccharide d-fructose (topiramate) with an anti-depressant from the phenyl ketone class (bupropion) for treating obesity and plurimetabolic syndromes


Combination of a monosubstituted sulfamate derivate of the natural monosaccharide d-fructose (topiramate) with an anti-depressant from the phenyl ketone class (bupropion) for treating obesity and plurimetabolic syndromes, which takes into consideration “combined therapy”, using two drugs (topiramate and bupropion) with different action mechanisms, with the intent of promoting a synergistic effect on weight loss. The solid pharmaceutical form contains from 75 to 400 mg of bupropion chlorohydrate combined with 25 to 200 mg of topiramate; the presential are added in the formulation until q.s.p 1 pill/coated pill..
Vencio & Stival Medicos Associados S/s Ltda (epp)
01/22/15
20150025006
new patent

Pharmaceutical combinations including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant conjugates useful for treating metabolic disorders


One aspect of the present invention is a pharmaceutical combination comprising (a) an anti-inflammatory agent/anti-oxidant agent conjugate; and (b) an insulin secretogogue, an insulin sensitizer, an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, a peptide analog, or a combination thereof. Another aspect of the invention relates to methods of treating metabolic disorders with such conjugates..
Genmedica Therapeutics Sl
01/22/15
20150025000
new patent

Methods for treating hcv


The present invention features interferon-free therapies for the treatment of hcv. The therapies comprise administering 2r,6s,13as,14ar,16as,z)-n-(cyclopropylsulfonyl)-6-(5-methylpyrazine-2-carboxamido)-5,16-dioxo-2-(phenanthridin-6-yloxy)-1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,13a,14,14a,15,16,16a-exadecahydrocyclopropa[e]pyrrolo[1,2-a][1,4]diazacyclopentadecine-14a-carboxamide (compound i), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and another anti-hcv agent.
Abbvie Inc.


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