US Pat. No. 10,507,261

PASTY TWO-COMPONENT POLYMETHACRYLATE BONE CEMENT

HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH, We...

1. Pasty two-component polymethacrylate bone cement comprising a pasty component A, comprising:AI at least one distillable methacrylate monomer for radical polymerisation;
AII at least one polymer that is soluble in AI;
AIII at least one particulate polymer with a particle size of no more than 500 ?m that is not soluble in AI;
AIV at least one radical stabiliser; and
AV at least one accelerator from the group of aromatic amines;
and
a pasty component B, consisting of:
BI dibenzoyl peroxide; and
BII at least one substance that is not subject to radical polymerisation and is liquid at room temperature, whereby the solubility of dibenzoyl peroxide in this substance at room temperature is less than 5.0% by weight; and
optionally at least one color pigment that is insoluble in liquid substance BII; and
whereby the weight fraction of liquid substance BII in the self-curing cement dough thus formed after the mixing of pasty component A with pasty component B is completed is less than 2.0% by weight.
US Pat. No. 10,508,067

PROCESS FOR DEHYDROHALOGENATION OF HALOGENATED ALKANES

Honeywell International I...

1. A process for preparing a halogenated propene comprising:a. introducing an alkali-metal hydroxide feed stream into a reactor charged with at least one halogenated propane having a structure according to Formula I:
C3FxClyH8-x-y  (Formula I)
wherein x is 5 or 6 and y is 0 or 1, provided that x+y is ?6;
b. reacting, in a liquid phase, said at least one halogenated propane with said alkali-metal hydroxide in said reactor to produce a halogenated propene having a structure according to Formula II:
C3Fz-1H7-z  (Formula II)
wherein z is x?1; and
c. removing at least a portion of said halogenated propene from said reactor as a vapor product stream,
wherein steps (a), (b), and (c) are at least partially performed simultaneously.
US Pat. No. 10,508,329

ALUMINUM ALLOY MATERIAL FOR USE IN THERMAL CONDUCTION APPLICATION

Nippon Light Metal Compan...

1. A manufacturing method of an aluminum alloy material for use in a thermal conduction application, comprisingcasting an aluminum alloy with the composition consisting of 10.0 to 12.5 mass % of Si, 0.1 to 1.2 mass % of Cu, less than 0.05 mass % of Mg as an impurity, less than 0.05 mass % of Ti as an impurity, and Al and unavoidable impurities as the remainder, wherein a total amount of unavoidable impurities is 0.1 mass % or less, and an amount of Fe as an unavoidable impurity is less than 0.05 mass %,
subsequently cooling the aluminum alloy cast at a rate of at least 100° C./sec to a temperature of 200° C. or less without solid solution treatment, and
subjecting the aluminum alloy cast to an ageing treatment within the range of at 220-300° C. for 4-8 hours as T5 temper.
US Pat. No. 10,506,821

PRODUCTION OF SOLUBLE PROTEIN SOLUTIONS FROM PULSES

BURCON MUTRASCIENCE (MB) ...

1. A pulse protein product having a protein content of at least about 60 wt % (N×6.25) d.b. and whichis completely soluble at 1% w/v in water at acid pH values of less than about 4.4,
is heat stable in aqueous media at acid pH values in the range of about 1.5 to about 4.4, such heat stability being determined by heating a 2% w/v aqueous protein solution of the pulse protein product at 95° C. for 30 seconds followed by cooling the heated solution to room temperature in an ice bath and measuring the clarity of the cooled solution in comparison to the clarity of the aqueous solution prior to heating,
does not require stabilizers or other additives to maintain the protein product in solution,
is low in phytic acid
requires no enzymes in the production thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,508,167

GRAFT COPOLYMER AND THERMOPLASTIC RESIN COMPOSITION

1. A graft copolymer (A) obtainable by graft-polymerizing:an aromatic vinyl-based monomer (b) in an amount of 20 to 70 parts by mass, in the presence of 30 to 80 parts by mass of an ethylene-based polymer (a) provided that the sum of components (a) and (b) is 100 parts by mass; or
an aromatic vinyl-based monomer (b) and another vinyl-based monomer (c) copolymerizable with the aromatic vinyl-based monomer (b) in a total amount of 20 to 70 parts by mass, in the presence of 30 to 80 parts by mass of an ethylene-based polymer (a) provided that the sum of components (a), (b) and (c) is 100 parts by mass,
wherein the ethylene-based polymer (a) has a density of 0.900 g/cm3 or more and less than 0.966 g/cm3, a number average molecular weight of 10,000 to 50,000, and a molecular weight distribution of 5 to 15, and the proportion of the ethylene-based polymer (a) molecules having a molecular weight of 10,000 or less is 5.5% or more.
US Pat. No. 10,508,175

COMPOSITION AND POLYAMIDEIMIDE COMPOSITE AND POLYAMIDEIMIDE FILM AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A composition comprising:a polyamideimide precursor modified with an alkoxysilane group and
an oligosilica compound,
wherein the polyamideimide precursor is polyamide-co-poly(amic acid), and
wherein the oligosilica compound is a condensation product of an organosilane diol and an alkoxysilane compound.

US Pat. No. 10,507,079

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TREATING TEETH

ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A method for generating a treatment plan for repositioning a patient's teeth, the method comprising:scanning a patient's teeth with a non-contact-type scanner to form a digital data set representative of a malocclusion of the patient's teeth;
receiving, by a processor, the digital data set representative of the malocclusion of the patient's teeth, wherein the processor is configured to determine at least one of an A-P correction, CR-CO discrepancy, premolar rotation, canine rotation, and teeth extrusion;
determining, by the processor, a severity of the malocclusion based on the digital data set; and
generating, by the processor, a treatment plan in response to the determined severity of the malocclusion, the treatment plan comprising a first phase and a second phase administered to the patient in a pre-selected order, wherein the first phase comprises placing a wire and bracket system on the teeth and the second phase comprises successively placing a plurality of polymeric shell appliances on the teeth, the plurality of polymeric shell appliances having tooth receiving cavities with different geometries selected to reposition the teeth towards a target arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,507,075

SYSTEM FOR ENHANCED DATA ANALYSIS WITH SPECIALIZED VIDEO ENABLED SOFTWARE TOOLS FOR MEDICAL ENVIRONMENTS

1. A system for medical software tools, comprising:an image stream interface module configured to receive an image stream from a surgical camera wherein said image stream interface module includes a CPU and a GPU for processing said image stream;
a user interface overlay module configured to provide a user interface overlay adapted for presentation over the image stream by use of a video router providing a video stream to overlay an original video image;
an optical sensor located corresponding with said surgical camera for registering changes in spectral characteristics reflected from a tissue surface under inspection wherein said optical sensor provides a signal indicative of light energy detected;
a medical software tools module configured to provide a medical software tool through the user interface, the medical software tool being configured to perform an operation with respect to the image stream and provide an output adapted to be presented over the image stream, responsive to said light energy detected by said optical sensor; and
a medical image processing system for processing patient medical data and corresponding said patient medical data with momentary changes in spectral characteristics for generating optical signature data indicative of various patient conditions, wherein the medical software tool measures: a. changes in color intensity and b. rates at which said color intensities change in response to: heartbeat pushed blood, breathing pushed oxygen or light intensity or modulation from a light source.

US Pat. No. 10,507,074

OPHTHALMIC ILLUMINATION SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. A method of manufacturing an ophthalmic illumination system, the method comprising:selecting a supercontinuum laser source from among multiple supercontinuum laser sources, each of the multiple supercontinuum laser sources being arranged to emit a light beam having a respective numerical aperture;
selecting a dichroic mirror from among multiple dichroic mirrors, based on the selected supercontinuum laser source, at least one parameter associated with a shape of each of the dichroic mirrors being different;
obtaining an achromatic collimator comprising a lens, the selected mirror configured to reflect a portion of the light beam towards the achromatic collimator; and
arranging the selected supercontinuum laser source and the selected mirror such that the reflected portion of the light beam has the same numerical aperture for each combination of selected supercontinuum laser source and selected mirror.

US Pat. No. 10,507,073

PACKAGE ASSEMBLY FOR STERILE AND CONVENIENT INSERTION OF DILATOR INTO SHEATH

TERUMO MEDICAL CORPORATIO...

1. A package assembly for an elongate surgical device, comprising:two or more elongate surgical devices; each of the two or more elongate surgical devices having a proximal end and a distal end;
the two or more elongated surgical devices oriented in a coiled configuration and secured to a surface, wherein the two or more elongate surgical devices are oriented in a coiled configuration such that the distal end of a first elongate surgical device may be inserted into the proximal end of a second elongate surgical device; and
a protective tube within which the one or more elongate surgical devices is disposed, wherein the protective tube has a slit that extends along a longitudinal length of the protective tube and within which said one or more elongate surgical devices are disposed.

US Pat. No. 10,507,072

STERILE STAND FOR SUPPORTING SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS

Gayle Misle, Millbrae, C...

1. In combination:an elongated surgical needle, having a lower end and an upper end, with said surgical needle having an enlarged mount at said upper end thereof;
a stand for supporting said surgical needle in a vertically disposed sterile manner;
said stand comprising:
(a) a horizontally disposed base member having a flat lower side and a flat upper side;
(b) a vertically disposed and elongated hollow sterile support tube having a lower end and an upper end;
(c) said lower end of said support tube being secured to said flat upper side of said base member so as to extend upwardly from said flat upper side of said base member;
(d) said support tube having a bore, with upper and lower ends, formed therein which extends downwardly into said upper end of said support tube; and
(e) said support tube configured to have said elongated surgical needle extending downwardly thereinto through said bore of said support tube with said enlarged mount engaging said upper end of said support tube to limit the downward movement of said surgical needle into said support tube with said support tube having a length which is sufficient whereby the entire length of said surgical needle, below said enlarged mount, is positioned in said bore of said support tube above said flat upper side of said base member.

US Pat. No. 10,507,071

HAND ACTUATED, ARTICULATING DEVICE HAVING AN ELECTRIC FORCE ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM

CAREFUSION 2200, INC., S...

17. A device comprising:a hydraulically-driven mechanical system capable of receiving an input, as an external force in at least a first direction;
a sensor coupled to the hydraulically-driven mechanical system operable to detect the received input;
an electrically-driven enhancement system connected with the hydraulically-driven mechanical system and providing an electric force enhancement during operation of the hydraulically-driven mechanical system by providing a compensating force to a hydraulically driven slave system of the hydraulically-driven mechanical system the compensating force acting on the hydraulically-driven mechanical system in the at least the first direction, wherein the electrically-driven enhancement system comprises:
a force enhancement electric element coupled to the hydraulically-driven mechanical system configured to transfer a function of the detected input from the external force and the compensating force, wherein the compensating force enhances the external force; and
a control circuit element which is coupled to the sensor and the force cement electric element and configured to transmit a control signal to energize the force enhancement electric element in the direction of the received input, wherein the enhancement electric element outputs a compensating force based on the control signal, wherein the compensating force compensating for resistance force in moving the hydraulic input receiver by enhancing the external force received at the hydraulic input receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,507,070

SINGLE PORT MULTI-INSTRUMENT SURGICAL ROBOT

1. A surgical device comprising:a main shaft being cylindrical and having proximal and distal ends and having a keyway slot along its longitudinal axis;
a main arm having proximal and distal ends where the proximal end of main arm is attached to distal end of main shaft and a surgical tool being releasably attached to the distal end of main arm;
a motor driving a friction wheel that operably engages the surface of the main shaft such that rotational motion by the friction wheel causes the main shaft to translate vertically;
a motor driving a first gear that engages a second gear about the main shaft the second gear engaging the main shaft by means of a key within the keyway slot so that rotation of the second gear causes the main shaft to rotate about its longitudinal axis while allowing the main shaft to vertically translate through the second gear; and
an introducer fitted to an incision having openings to allow the main shaft to pass therethrough so that the surgical tool attached to the main arm may be deployed at a surgical site.

US Pat. No. 10,507,068

ROBOTIC SURGICAL SYSTEM TORQUE TRANSDUCTION SENSING

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. An instrument drive unit of a robotic surgical system, the instrument drive unit comprising:a fixed plate;
a first motor having a first drive shaft;
a first reaction torque transducer disposed about the first drive shaft to secure the first motor to the fixed plate and being configured to detect torque delivered by the first motor;
a first controller for controlling the first motor, the first controller in communication with the first sensor and the first reaction torque transducer, the first controller configured to compare the detected current drawn by the first motor to the detected torque delivered by the first motor to verify the detected torque is within an acceptable range of torque values for the detected current drawn by the first motor;
a second motor having a second drive shaft;
a second reaction torque transducer disposed about the second drive shaft to secure the second motor to the fixed plate and being configured to detect torque delivered by the second motor; and
a second sensor configured to detect current drawn by the second motor, wherein the first controller is configured to control the second motor, the first controller in communication with the second sensor and the second reaction torque transducer, the first controller configured to compare the detected current drawn by the second motor to the detected torque delivered by the second motor to verify the detected torque is within an acceptable range of torque values for the detected current drawn by the second motor.

US Pat. No. 10,507,066

PROVIDING INFORMATION OF TOOLS BY FILTERING IMAGE AREAS ADJACENT TO OR ON DISPLAYED IMAGES OF THE TOOLS

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

1. A system comprising:a tool having a working end;
an image capturing device disposed to capture an image of a work site, the image of the work site including an image of an object and an image of the working end of the tool, the image of the object including an image of a first portion of the object and an image of a second portion of the object, the first portion of the object being adjacent to or near the tool, and the second portion of the object being the remainder of the object;
a display; and
a processor programmed to:
determine that the tool has been energized for cauterization; and
conditioned upon determining that the tool has been energized for cauterization:
filter the image of the first portion of the object to generate a filtered image and indicate in the filtered image that the tool is energized for cauterization by improving at least one of: contrast and brightness in the first portion, but not filter the image of the second portion of the object; and
cause the image of the work site, with the filtered first portion and the non-filtered second portion, to be displayed on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,507,065

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCED DATA ANALYSIS WITH VIDEO ENABLED SOFTWARE TOOLS FOR MEDICAL ENVIRONMENTS

1. A system for medical software tools, comprising:an image stream interface module configured to receive an image stream from a surgical camera wherein said image stream interface module includes a CPU and a GPU for processing said image stream;
a user interface overlay module configured to provide a user interface overlay adapted for presentation over the image stream by use of a video router providing a video stream to overlay an original video image;
an optical sensor located corresponding with said surgical camera for registering momentary changes in spectral characteristics reflected from a tissue surface under inspection wherein said optical sensor provides a signal indicative of light energy detected;
a medical software tools module configured to provide a medical software tool through the user interface, the medical software tool being configured to perform an operation with respect to the image stream and provide an output adapted to be presented over the image stream, responsive to said light energy detected by said optical sensor;
a medical image processing system for processing patient medical data and corresponding said patient medical data with said momentary changes in spectral characteristics for generating optical signature data indicative of various patient conditions, wherein the medical software tool measures: a. changes in color intensity and b. rates at which said color intensities change in response to: heartbeat pushed blood, breathing pushed oxygen or light intensity or modulation from a light source; and
wherein a contrast fluorescent dye is introduced associated with said tissue under inspection in the assessment of the perfusion of tissues and organs.

US Pat. No. 10,507,063

VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING DATA BETWEEN VISUAL TRACKING SYSTEMS AND TRACKING MARKERS

Think Surgical, Inc., Fr...

1. An optical tracking system for a robotic surgical device, the system comprising:the robotic surgical device having one or more processors and a photosensor in communication with at least one of said processors;
at least one tracking array coupled with said robotic surgical device and in communication with at least one of said processors, wherein said tracking array comprises a first set of at least three active light emitting diodes (LEDs), where at least one of said active LEDs is modulated to optically transmit data from one or more of said processors, and where said active LEDs concurrently or independently also emit optical signals to permit tracking of said robotic surgical device;
at least one tracker for optically receiving said optically transmitted data; and
a second active LED on said at least one tracker, where the second active LED on said at least one tracker is modulated to optically transmit operational, informational, or instructional data to be received by the photosensor and used to execute or be executed by the robotic surgical device to implement a surgical plan, and
wherein said tracking array sends said optically transmitted data in two or more modes in parallel; wherein
in at least a first mode said optically transmitted data comprising a first information is sent at a first data rate, and
in at least a second mode said optically transmitted data comprising a second information is sent at a second data rate different from the first data rate.

US Pat. No. 10,507,061

SPINAL BALANCE ASSESSMENT

NuVasive, Inc., San Dieg...

1. A method for assessing spinal balance during a surgical procedure executed on a surgical site on the spine of a patient, the method comprising:uploading into a processor based working platform, a first image of the surgical site related anatomy;
identifying at least one spinal metric for assessing spinal balance selected from the group comprising: sagittal vertical axis, pelvic tilt, pelvic incidence, thoracic kyphosis, lumbar lordosis, sagittal alignment, coronal alignment, or tilt;
determining a first numeric value of the at least one spinal metric from the preoperative image, said determining step comprising acquiring a first digital position of two or more spinal landmarks defining the spinal metric, generating one or more first lines between the spinal landmarks, and determining a first numeric relationship between the spinal landmarks;
determining a desired reconstruction numeric value of the at least one spinal metric based on the determined first numeric value, said determining step comprising identifying one or more parameters for achieving a desired correction and a desired balance;
performing a surgical correction on the surgical site based on the identified one or more parameters;
capturing a second image of the surgical site;
determining a second numeric value of the at least one spinal metric from the second image, said determining step comprising acquiring an second digital position of two or more spinal landmarks defining the spinal metric, generating one or more second lines between the spinal landmarks, and determining a second numeric relationship between the spinal landmarks; and
reconciling the second numeric value of the at least one spinal metric from the second image with the desired reconstruction numeric value of the at least one spinal metric.

US Pat. No. 10,507,059

MELANIN ABLATION GUIDED BY STEPWISE MULTI-PHOTON ACTIVATED FLUORESCENCE

Zhenhua Lai, Fremont, CA...

1. A method of ablating melanin comprising:inducing stepwise multi-photon fluorescence in melanin within a region of tissue;
detecting the fluorescence from the melanin in the region; and
ablating at least a portion of the melanin from which the fluorescence is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,507,057

CATHETER SENSING AND IRRIGATING

Affera, Inc., Watertown,...

1. A catheter comprising:a catheter shaft having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion; and
an ablation electrode coupled to the distal end portion of the catheter shaft, wherein—
the ablation electrode includes a deformable portion resiliently transformable between a compressed state and an uncompressed state,
wherein, in the uncompressed state, the deformable portion has a maximum radial dimension greater than a maximum radial of the distal end portion, of the shaft,
the deformable portion is in direct electrical communication with an electrical power source, and
the deformable portion is configured to generate a current density, in a medium of uniform conductivity, having less than about ±10 percent variation at 1 mm away from any outer portion of the deformable portion when in the uncompressed state as current from the electrical power source moves through the deformable portion of the ablation electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,507,053

ULTRAPOLAR ELECTROSURGERY BLADE ASSEMBLY AND ULTRAPOLAR ELECTROSURGERY PENCIL WITH ARGON BEAM CAPABILITY

I.C. Medical, Inc., Phoe...

1. An ultrapolar electrosurgery blade assembly comprising:a non-conductive blade having opposing planar sides, a narrow elongated top, a sharp cutting end, and an opposite non-cutting end;
both an active contact and a return contact located on each of the opposing planar sides of the non-conductive blade; and
a non-conductive hollow tubular member positioned over the narrow elongated top of the non-conductive blade member such that the non-conductive hollow tubular member covers at least a portion of an active contact on one opposing planar side of the non-conductive blade and at least a portion of a return contact on the other opposing planar side of the non-conductive blade.

US Pat. No. 10,507,050

PLATE FOR OSTEOSYNTHESIS

NEOSTEO, Reze (FR)

1. An osteosynthesis T-shaped plate comprising:an epiphysis portion that forms a bar of the T and is provided with at least three first fixation holes for first anchoring screws; and
a diaphysis portion that forms a leg of the T and is provided with second fixation holes for second anchoring screws,
wherein said epiphysis portion and said diaphysis portion are connected by a curved joining area,
wherein the epiphysis portion is concave, with a curved profile from one end to the other of the bar of the T, said concavity of said epiphysis portion of said plate being along an inner surface of said plate, said epiphysis portion also having a curved profile when viewed from a side,
wherein the diaphysis portion is straight and rigid,
wherein said plate is titanium, and symmetrical with respect to a longitudinal axis,
and wherein said diaphysis portion is convex along said inner surface said convex inner surface of said diaphysis portion having a camber that, when viewed in a plan orthogonal to said longitudinal axis, is convex from a first longitudinal edge of the leg to a second longitudinal edge of the leg, said convex inner surface of said diaphysis portion being directed toward a bone, and
wherein said curved joining area has an S-shaped longitudinal cross section, such that ends of said curved joining area join respectively to the epiphysis portion and to the diaphysis portion of the T-shaped place in a manner substantially parallel to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,507,049

FLEXIBLE PLATE FIXATION OF BONE FRACTURES

Zimmer, Inc., Warsaw, IN...

1. A device, comprising:a bone fracture fixation plate having an upper surface and a bone-facing surface, the bone plate comprising one or more slots extending through the bone plate from the upper surface to the bone-facing surface, the one or more slots at least partially circumscribing a periphery of one or more non-expandable threaded receiving holes to enable displacement of the one or more threaded receiving holes within the bone plate along a longitudinal axis of the bone plate, wherein the one or more threaded receiving holes are disposed within one or more insert members, respectively, and wherein the one or more insert members include a recessed channel disposed along a side surface of the insert member.