US Pat. No. 10,765,781

IN SITU FORMING HEMOSTATIC FOAM IMPLANTS

Arsenal Medical Inc., Wa...

1. A method of treating a patient by forming a polymer foam within a body cavity of the patient to control movement of a bodily fluid, comprising:placing a synthetic hydrophobic material into a body cavity of a living subject;
foaming the hydrophobic polymer material while within the body cavity to form a foam; and
limiting movement of a bodily fluid with the foam relative to an amount of movement of bodily fluid that would occur in the absence of the foam;
wherein the step of foaming the hydrophobic polymer material comprises reaction of the hydrophobic polymer material with the water of a water-containing environment within the body cavity, wherein the reaction includes the generation of CO2 gas, said CO2 gas expanding the hydrophobic polymer material more than 12-fold and forcing the hydrophobic polymer material into an interstitial area of the body cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,765,769

SANITIZATION DEVICE FOR FOOTWEAR

1. A portable sanitization device for sanitization of a user's footwear, the device comprising:a back panel housing having an inner surface, an outer surface and surrounding edges;
a front panel housing having an inner surface, an outer surface and surrounding edges;
a coupling means included along a portion of the surrounding edges of each housing panel arranged to foldably couple the back panel housing and the front panel housing to i) permit the folding of the housings toward each other to enable the inner surface of the front panel to face the inner surface of the back panel to form a closed sanitation device and ii) to permit the unfolding of the housings away from each other to enable the outer surface of the front panel and the outer surface of the back panel to be substantially coplanar to rest on a floor and form an open sanitation device;
the back panel housing comprises:
a dirt removal mat mounted to the inner surface of the back panel, wherein the dirt removal mat comprises one or more dirt removal means to remove the dirt from the footwear;
the front panel housing comprises a first compartment and a second compartment, wherein the second compartment is arranged on top of the first compartment;
the first compartment comprises:
a battery for direct current (DC) supply;
a ballast arranged to receive the direct current (DC) supply from the battery and convert the direct current (DC) supply into alternating current (AC) supply;
the second compartment comprises:
one or more ultraviolet (UV) radiation emitting sources, which when the UV radiation emitting sources receive the AC current supply, emit UV radiation;
one or more limit switches, wherein the one or more limit switches are arranged to control the AC current supply, to the one or more ultraviolet (UV) radiation emitting sources for a predetermined time interval;
a UV transparent layer overlaying the UV radiation emitting sources;
wherein when the opened sanitation device is positioned on the floor the user steps on the dirt removal mat to remove dirt from the footwear and then steps on the UV transparent layer to expose the footwear to the emitted UV radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,765,764

PROBES FOR IMAGING HUNTINGTIN PROTEIN

CHDI Foundation, Inc., N...

1. A compound of Formula I,or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, whereinm is 0, 1, or 2;
n is 1 or 2;
J is C(?O) or —CH2—;
X is S or N;
Y is CH or N;
Z is CH or N;
W is N;
for each occurrence, R1 is independently chosen from halo, lower alkoxy, hydroxy, aryl, heteroaryl, or cycloalkoxy, wherein the lower alkoxy, cycloalkoxy, aryl, or heteroaryl are each optionally substituted with one, two, or three groups independently selected from lower alkoxy, alkenyl, —NR4R5, halo, or heteroaryl optionally substituted with one to three lower alkoxy; or R1 is lower alkyl optionally substituted with —NR4R5;
R2 is hydrogen or lower alkyl; and
R3 is pyridin-3-yl, pyridin-3-ylmethyl, 1-benzofuran-5-yl, 1H-pyrazol-4-yl, 6-oxo-1,6-dihydropyridazin-3-yl, pyrimidin-5-yl, 6-oxo-1,6-dihydropyridin-3-yl, pyridin-2-yl, pyridin-4-yl, pyrazin-2-yl, or 2-oxo-1,2-dihydropyrimidin-5-yl, each of which is optionally substituted with one, two, or three groups independently chosen from hydroxy, lower alkoxy optionally substituted with lower alkoxy, lower alkyl optionally substituted with halo, halo, heteroaryl, —(CH2)tNR4R5, cyano, and —C(O)—NR4R5;
t is 0, 1, or 2;
each R4 is independently chosen from hydrogen or lower alkyl;
each R5 is independently chosen from hydrogen or lower alkyl; or
R4 and R5 taken together with the nitrogen to which they are bound form a heterocycloalkyl ring, optionally substituted with one, two, or three groups independently chosen from hydroxy, lower alkoxy, lower alkyl, halo, or —C(O)—NR6R7;
each R6 is independently chosen from hydrogen or lower alkyl; and
each R7 is independently chosen from hydrogen or lower alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,765,758

OPTIMIZED IN VIVO DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH ENDOSOMOLYTIC AGENTS FOR NUCLEIC ACID CONJUGATES

ONXEO, Paris (FR) INSTIT...

1. A conjugated hairpin nucleic acid molecule which has the following formula:
wherein N is a nucleotide, n is an integer from 15 to 195, the underlined N refers to a nucleotide having or not a modified phosphodiester backbone, L? is a linker selected from the group consisting of an abasic nucleotide, a polyether, a polyamine, a polyamide, a peptide, a carbohydrate, a lipid, a polyhydrocarbon, an oligoethylene glycol, hexaethyleneglycol, tetradeoxythymidylate (T4), 1,19-bis(phospho)-8-hydraza-2-hydroxy-4-oxa-9-oxo-nonadecane and 2,19-bis(phosphor)-8-hydraza-1-hydroxy-4-oxa-9-oxo-nonadecane; m is 1 and L is a linker, C is a molecule facilitating endocytosis selected from the group consisting of single or double chain fatty acids, tocopherol, folates or folic acid, cholesterol, sugar, peptide and protein, and wherein C is conjugated via L to the linker L?.

US Pat. No. 10,765,748

COMPOSITION AND METHODS FOR TETHERING BIOACTIVE PEPTIDES TO METAL OXIDE SURFACES

University of Akron, Akr...

1. A multivalent dendron comprising a bioactive peptide domain and one or more surface-binding catechol domains and having the formula:wherein PEP is a bioactive peptide domain of 2-30 amino acids having a specific biological function; R is selected from the group consisting of —CH3, —(CH2)3NHC(NH2)C?NH, —CH2CONH2, —CH2COOH, —CH2SH, —(CH2)2COOH, —(CH2)2CONH2, —NH2, —CH2C?CH—N?CH—NH, —CH(CH3)CH2CH3, —CH2CH(CH3)2, —(CH2)4NH2, —(CH2)2SCH3, —CH2Ph, —CH2OH, —CH(OH)CH3, —CH2—C?CH—NH-Ph, —CH2-Ph-OH, —CH(CH3)2, and combinations thereof; a is an integer from 1 to 20; and m is 0 or 1.

US Pat. No. 10,765,693

POLYMORPHIC COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals...

1. A solid form of Compound A:
wherein said solid form has one or more peaks in its XRPD selected from those at about 8.0 and about 13.1 degrees 2-theta.

US Pat. No. 10,765,691

METHOD FOR TREATING CROHN'S DISEASE USING TRIPLE ANTIMICROBIAL ALL-IN-ONE FORMULATION

RedHill Biopharma Ltd., ...

1. A method of treating Crohn's disease in a patient, the method comprising: administering a pharmaceutical composition to a patient in need thereof, wherein the pharmaceutical composition comprises a fixed-dose combination of rifabutin, clarithromycin, and a clofazimine-polymer solid dispersion, wherein the co-formulated fixed-dose combination comprises 30-60 mg rifabutin, 65-125 mg clarithromycin and 4-16 mg clofazimine.

US Pat. No. 10,765,685

OXYSTEROLS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Sage Therapeutics, Inc., ...

1. A compound of Formula (III-A):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:R1 is C1-6 alkyl; and
R2 and R3 are each independently substituted or unsubstituted methyl, substituted or unsubstituted ethyl, propyl, isopropyl, cyclopropyl, or butyl.

US Pat. No. 10,765,676

TRK-INHIBITING COMPOUND

ONO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., L...

1. A method for prophylaxis and/or treatment of Trk-related disease comprising, administering to a patient an effective amount of a compound of general formula (I) or a salt, an N-oxide, a solvate, or a prodrug thereof:
wherein:
Cy1 represents a ring selected from a C3-10 monocyclic or bicyclic carbocycle and a 4- to 10-membered monocyclic or bicyclic heterocycle;
Cy2 represents a 6- to 10-membered monocyclic or bicyclic heterocycle;
R1 represents:
(1) a halogen;
(2) a C1-6 alkyl group, C2-6 alkenyl group or C2-6 alkynyl group optionally substituted with a substituent selected from the group consisting of (i) a halogen and (ii) a hydroxy group;
(3) a C5-6 monocyclic carbocycle optionally substituted with one or two R5 groups;
(4) a 5- to 6-membered monocyclic heterocycle optionally substituted with one or two R5 groups;
(5) —S(O)m1-R6;
(6) —SO2NR7R8;
(7) —C(O)OR9;
(8) —NR10C(O)R11;
(9) —C(O)NR12R13;
(10) —OR14;
(11) —NR15R16;
(12) a cyano group; or
(13) a nitro group;
R5 represents:
(1) a halogen;
(2) —S(O)m2-R17;
(3) —SO2NR18R19;
(4) —C(O)OR20;
(5) —NR21C(O)R22;
(6) —C(O)NR23R24;
(7) —OR25;
(8) —NR26R27;
(9) a cyano group;
(10) a nitro group; or
(11) a C1-3 alkyl group optionally substituted with a substituent selected from the group consisting of (i) a halogen, (ii) a hydroxy group and (iii) an oxo group;
wherein, if two R5 groups are present, the R5 groups may be independently the same or different; and
wherein, if the two R5 groups are respectively and independently a C1-3 alkyl group or a hydroxy group, and are attached to carbon atoms adjacent to each other on the C5-6 monocyclic carbocycle or the 5- to 6-membered monocyclic heterocycle, the two R5 groups may, optionally, form a ring together;
R6 to R27 respectively and independently represent (1) a hydrogen atom or (2) a C1-6 alkyl group optionally substituted with (i) a halogen or (ii) a hydroxy group;
when R18 and R19 are respectively and independently a C1-6 alkyl group, R18 and R19 groups may together form a ring;
R2 represents:
(1) a halogen;
(2) a C1-6 alkyl group optionally substituted with (i) a halogen or (ii) a hydroxy group;
(3) a C3-6 cycloalkyl group optionally substituted with (i) a halogen or (ii) a hydroxy group;
(4) a C1-6 alkoxy group optionally substituted with a halogen;
(5) —NR28R29;
(6) a 3- to 7-membered monocyclic heterocycle; or
(7) —O-(3- to 7-membered monocyclic heterocycle);
R28 and R29 respectively and independently represent (1) a hydrogen atom or (2) a C1-6 alkyl group optionally substituted with (i) a halogen or (ii) a hydroxy group;
A1 and A2 respectively and independently represent ?CR3— or ?N—;
A3, A4, A5 and A6 respectively and independently represent ?CR4— or ?N—;
R3 and R4 respectively and independently represent a hydrogen atom or a halogen;
m1 is an integer from 0 to 2;
m2 is an integer from 0 to 2;
p is an integer from 0 to 7;
q is an integer of 0 from 7;
r is an integer of 0 from 2;
wherein, when p is 2 or more, each R1 may respectively and independently represent the same or different group;
when q is 2 or more, each R2 may respectively and independently represent the same or different group; and
when r is 2 or more, each R3 may respectively and independently represent the same or different group; and
wherein the Trk-related disease is pain, pruritus, lower urinary tract dysfunction, asthma, allergic rhinitis, inflammatory bowel disease, or Chagas disease.

US Pat. No. 10,765,649

STABLE AQUEOUS CAPSAICIN INJECTABLE FORMULATIONS AND MEDICAL USES THEREOF

Centrexion Therapeutics C...

1. An aqueous, capsaicin injectable formulation, comprisinga. about 0.04% (w/w) to about 0.06% (w/w) of capsaicin;
b. about 0.5% (w/w) to about 1.5% (w/w) of a solubilizing agent, wherein the solubilizing agent comprises

 and polyethylene glycol;
c. about 0.005% (w/w) to about 0.015% (w/w) of an antioxidant;
d. about 0.2% (w/w) to about 1% (w/w) of an alkali metal acetate;
e. about 0.01% (w/w) to about 0.05% (w/w) of a chelating agent;
f. about 0.3% (w/w) to about 0.9% (w/w) of a tonicity modifier;
g. at least 96% (w/w) water; and
having a pH in the range of about 5 to about 6; wherein the formulation contains less than 1% (w/w) of capsaicin-dimer having the following structure:

US Pat. No. 10,765,637

RGD AND TRANSFERRIN NANOPARTICLE COMPOSITION

TOYO UNIVERSITY, Tokyo (...

1. A nanoparticle composition comprising nanoparticles to the surface of which a first substance and a second substance each having specificity to a tumor cell are bound,wherein the first substance having specificity to the tumor cell is a peptide comprising an amino acid sequence of arginine-glycine-aspartic acid,
wherein the second substance having specificity to the tumor cell is transferrin,
wherein the nanoparticle composition comprises the first substance and the second substance at a mass ratio of 2:8 to 8:2, and
wherein the nanoparticles each comprise an outer layer and vesicles enveloped by the outer layer, and the nanoparticles comprise membrane components that comprising a PEGylated phospholipid, stearic acid, and phosphatidylcholine,
wherein the PEGylated phospholipid is phosphatidylethanolamine to which PEG is bound and the PEG is modified with the amino group.

US Pat. No. 10,765,635

MULTIPARTICULATE INCLUDING PHARMACEUTICAL OR PROBIOTIC ACTIVE INGREDIENTS FOR DELIVERY VIA A SHELF STABLE LIQUID DOSAGE FORM

1. A modified-release multiparticulate, comprising:a core consisting of one or more active ingredients, wherein at least one of the one or more active ingredients is a probiotic;
at least one functional layer encapsulating the core; and
an exterior coating layer encapsulating the core and the at least one functional layer, the exterior coating comprising hypromellose acetate succinate.

US Pat. No. 10,765,624

AMINO-PYRIMIDINE SKELETAL MUSCLE MODULATORS

CYTOKINETICS, INC., Sout...

3. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of formulaor a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or excipient selected from the group consisting of mannitol, lactose, starch, magnesium stearate, sodium saccharine, talcum, cellulose, sodium crosscarmellose, glucose, gelatin, sucrose, and magnesium carbonate.

US Pat. No. 10,765,617

PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING COPOLYMERS OF CATIONIC MONOMERS AND ACRYLOYL LACTAM BASED MONOMERS, PROCESS FOR THE SAME AND METHOD OF USE

ISP INVESTMENTS LLC, Wil...

1. A personal care conditioning and/or styling composition for a keratin substrate comprising:A. at least one conditioning and/or styling copolymer obtained from polymerizing:
(i) about 0.1 wt. % to 99.9 wt. % of acrylamidopropyl trimethylammonium chloride (APTAC) or diallyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (DADMAC); and
(ii) about 0.1 wt. % to 99.9 wt. % of pyrrolidonylethyl methacrylate (PyEMA);
B. at least one cosmetically acceptable excipient; and
C. optionally, at least one personal care ingredient;
wherein the at least one copolymer has a cationic charge density in the range of 1 meq/g to 6 meq/g and has a cationic degree of substitution (Cat-DS) of greater than 0.001 units; and
wherein said at least one conditioning and/or styling copolymer has a structure selected from the group consisting of:

US Pat. No. 10,765,605

INTELLIGENT PILLBOX WITH VOLUME DETECTION

INVENTEC APPLIANCES (PUDO...

1. An intelligent pillbox with volume detection,comprising:
an open-close structure comprising a containing space for containing a medicine, the containing space forming an airtight space when the open-close structure is closed, and the airtight space comprising an air;
a first structure, movably configured on the open-close structure, the first structure compressing and decompressing the air by moving in and out of the airtight space to generate a constant volume difference of the airtight space;
an air pressure sensing module, configured in the containing space for measuring a plurality of air pressure values in the airtight space, the air pressure values comprising a first air pressure value at compressing the air and a second air pressure value at decompressing the air, an air pressure difference value being formed between the first air pressure value and the second air pressure value; and
a processor, coupled to the air pressure sensing module, the processor calculating a medicine volume according to the constant volume difference and the air pressure difference value.

US Pat. No. 10,765,602

MEDICATION DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Eli Lilly and Company, I...

1. A medication delivery system comprising:a medication administration device comprising a body having a discharge end defining a medication discharge port and an opposed actuator end, the medication administration device including a medication reservoir, the medication administration device further including an actuator for ejecting a medication from the reservoir through the discharge port,
the actuator extending out of the actuator end of the body,
the actuator being linearly moveable from an extended position to a depressed position, the discharge port being sealed when the actuator is in the extended position and the discharge port being open when the actuator is in the depressed position, the actuator being operable to discharge the medication from the reservoir upon axial movement of the actuator from the extended position to the depressed position;
said medication received within the reservoir of the medication administration device;
a container having an axially extending side wall and a closed bottom wall defining a cavity having an access opening defined by an end wall portion, the medication administration device being received within the cavity with the discharge end adjacent the closed bottom wall of the container, and a desiccant disposed within the cavity, the desiccant having an annular shape to define an opening to receive the medication discharge port of the medication administration device, in which the container includes a continuous interior shoulder disposed radially inward from an interior surface of the axially extending side wall, the continuous interior shoulder axially spaced from the closed bottom wall at a distance to securely retain the desiccant between the continuous interior shoulder and the closed bottom wall, in which the desiccant includes an annular notch defined along a radially outer surface of the desiccant, the annular notch configured to receive the continuous interior shoulder when the desiccant is disposed within the container; and
a cap coupled to the container, and movable relative to the container between an open position and a closed position, the cap in the closed position is sealably engaged with the container to enclose the medication administration device within the cavity,
the cap defining one or more hold down members, wherein, when the cap is in the closed position, the one or more hold down members extends axially from the cap in a direction toward the closed bottom wall and is sized to allow at most a predetermined amount of axial movement of the medication administration device in the direction away from the closed bottom wall, wherein the one or more hold down members is contactable with a non-actuator portion of the medication administration device.

US Pat. No. 10,765,593

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TREATING PERSON SUFFERING FROM A CIRCULATORY DISORDER

QUIECOR PREVENTATIVE CARD...

1. A method for therapeutically affecting circulation of blood in a person in combination with medication to treat a medical condition, the method comprising the steps of:administering a composition for treating a circulatory condition wherein said composition includes a therapeutically effective combination of amounts and synergistic amounts of exogenous unfractionated Heparin, L-arginine, and L-arginine's supporting co-factor amino acids L-Citrulline, L-Norvaline, L-Orthinine and Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NADH), as well as an independent free radical scavenger ascorbic acid, and a superoxide scavengers (4-hyroxy-2,2,26,6-tetramethylpiperidineNoxyl) Tempo), and Hydroxytyrosol, Apocynin (methoxy-substrated catechol) and folic acid, or physiologically acceptable salts thereof which are used in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases and degenerative disorders;
providing a pumping assistant device having a source of high pressure air in fluid communication with a plurality of air pressure actuated valves, each of the valves mounted on, and in fluid communication with an inflatable bladder disposed within a cuff adapted to be removably attached about at least one of the feet, calves, thighs, buttocks of the person;
providing a source of low pressure air in fluid communication with said plurality of air pressure valves, wherein a constant pressure is exerted against said valves; and
controlling inflation of said inflatable bladder in a predetermined sequence, magnitude of inflation pressure and period of time during a cardiac cycle of the person and as a function of the person's physiological reaction to said composition.

US Pat. No. 10,765,591

PULMONARY EXPANSION THERAPY (PXT) DEVICES

Delta Dynamics LLC, Bour...

1. A medical device comprising:a body including an outflow channel;
a motor operable to generate a force, the force being either a vibrational force, a percussive force, or both;
an adaptor coupled to the motor and the outflow channel; and
a shell operatively coupled to the outflow channel via the adaptor to create a negative pressure field within the shell via negative gas flow, the shell selectively couplable to the motor via the adaptor to transfer the force to a patient,
where the adaptor is movable between a first position in which the adaptor is operatively coupled to the motor to directly transfer the force from the motor to the shell and a second position in which the shell is substantially disengaged from the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,765,535

COMPACT LIMB PROSTHESIS SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A compact self-contained joint portion for a human prosthesis limb system, the compact self-contained joint portion comprising:a frame comprising relatively rotatable upper and lower frame members;
an upper human interface portion coupled to the upper frame member proximate to a user and configured for coupling with a remainder of a natural human limb closer to the user's body than a previous location of a missing joint thereof;
a lower artificial prosthetic appendage interface portion coupled to the lower frame member distal from the user's body and configured for coupling with an artificial prosthetic foot or other artificial prosthetic appendage intended to replace the user's missing human limb normally residing beyond the missing joint distal from the user's body;
a hinge coupled between the relatively rotatable upper and lower frame members such that the proximate human interface portion and the distal artificial prosthetic appendage interface portion are pivotally movable with respect one to an other along a pivot axis when the relatively rotatable upper and lower frame members are rotated between a straightened state and a bent state;
a rotatable cam member having an adjustable range of knee flexion effect, the cam member comprising an interior mounting aperture structured for mounting between the proximate upper frame member and the distal lower frame member along the pivot axis;
an anti-rotation interlock mechanism operable between the cam member and the frame;
one or more elongated elastic cord members;
a first retainer structured for retaining an elongated elastic cord member relative to the cam member, wherein the first retainer couples the elastic cord member directly to the cam member; and
a second retainer structured for retaining an elongated elastic cord member relative to the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,765,533

SURVEYING TIBIAL TRIALS FOR KNEE ARTHROPLASTY

THINK SURGICAL, INC., Fr...

1. A tibial trial system comprising:a base component having an upper surface and a lower surface;
an articulating component having a superior surface and an inferior surface;
a rotary joint extending from the upper surface of the base;
at least one rotation sensor positioned on the upper surface, said rotary joint engaged with the inferior surface of said articulating component so that said articulating component can rotate relative to the base component; and
a lock to secure said articulating component in a desired internal-external rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,765,531

CAGE HAVING SPIKE

LDR Medical, S.A.S., Sai...

1. A system including cage that is placed between vertebral bodies of a cervical vertebra or spine, the system comprising:a cage including a main body formed in a hexahedral shape having a top surface, both side surfaces, a front surface, a bottom surface, and a rear surface;
a clip operated to be inserted into the main body through the front face;
an upper spike pivotably coupled to the clip via a clip coupling pin and unfolded to protrude to the outside of the top surface of the main body through the insertion of the clip;
a lower spike pivotably coupled to the clip via the clip coupling pin and unfolded to protrude to the outside of the bottom surface of the main body through the insertion of the clip; and
a guide block coupled to the main body to guide the insertion of the clip into the cage by an insertion instrument for implanting the cage between the vertebral bodies.

US Pat. No. 10,765,530

SURGICAL IMPLANT DEVICES INCORPORATING POROUS SURFACES

Renovis Surgical Technolo...

1. A method for manufacturing a surgical implant device, comprising:providing a metallic body portion;
forming one or more metallic surfaces comprising a metallic osteo-porous or osteo-derived layer to approximate a scanned three-dimensional spongy bone surface, said osteo-porous or osteo-derived layer comprising an irregular lattice having randomized intersecting strut locations and cross-sectional diameters on an exterior portion of the metallic body portion; and
forming a plurality of protruding metallic structures on the metallic body portion and on the one or more metallic surfaces comprising the metallic osteo-porous or osteo-derived layer comprising the irregular lattice having randomized intersecting strut locations and cross-sectional diameters, wherein the plurality of protruding metallic structures comprising a plurality of needles that increase the coefficient of friction of the one or more metallic surfaces;
wherein the one or more metallic surfaces comprising the metallic osteo-porous or osteo-derived layer comprising the irregular lattice having randomized intersecting strut locations and cross-sectional diameters and the plurality of protruding metallic structures are integrally formed by an additive manufacturing process in which metallic material of the metallic osteo-porous or osteo-derived layer comprising the irregular lattice having randomized intersecting strut locations and cross-sectional diameters is disposed on the metallic body portion forming an integral body of the surgical implant; and wherein:
(1) some of the plurality of protruding metallic structures comprising a plurality of needles are relatively longer needles and are coupled directly to the metallic body portion and coupled through and directly to the irregular lattice and (2) some intervening of the plurality of protruding metallic structures comprising a plurality of needles are relatively shorter than the relatively longer needles and are coupled directly only to the irregular lattice and not coupled directly to the metallic body portion;
Wherein the plurality of protruding metallic structures comprising a plurality of needles comprise at least two different shapes and are disposed in at least two different orientations with respect to the metallic body portion; and
Fabricating and finishing any external surfaces of the one or more metallic surfaces comprising a metallic osteo-porous or osteo-derived layer and the plurality of protruding metallic structures comprising a plurality of needles using an abrasive blast to create microtexture in any of the external surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,765,527

ARTIFICIAL DISK WITH SENSORS

AXIOMED, LLC, Malden, MA...

1. A prosthetic disc, comprising:a resilient core having a top surface, a bottom surface, and at least one sidewall;
at least one sensor disposed in or on the resilient core;
a wireless transmitter configured to transmit a signal representative of a sensed condition; and
at least one mechanism configured to control, influence, or alter conditions of the resilient core,
wherein the at least one mechanism is configured to selectively control a stiffness of different regions of the resilient core.

US Pat. No. 10,765,524

PROSTHESIS FOR A FRACTURED LONG BONE

Tornier, Montbonnot-Sain...

1. A prosthesis for a fractured long bone, the prosthesis comprising:a stem part comprising:
a rod, configured for being inserted into a medullary cavity of a diaphyseal fragment of the fractured long bone, for securing the stem part to the diaphyseal fragment, and
an epiphyseal end, fixedly secured to the rod by means of at least one linker leg of the stem part, so that a gap is formed between the epiphyseal end and the rod along said at least one linker leg; and
an implant distinct from the stem part and comprising:
an internal part located at least partially within the gap, and
at least one fastener for fastening epiphyseal fragments of the fractured long bone to the stem part, said at least one fastener being secured to the internal part.

US Pat. No. 10,765,521

BIOMIMETIC FUNCTIONAL AND REGENERATIVE CARTILAGE IMPLANT

Technische Universiteit E...

1. An artificial cartilage, comprising:a fixed negative charged hydrogel infused within a restrictive swelling network,
wherein the restrictive swelling network is a spacer network of filaments with a top surface layer, a bottom surface layer, and some of the filaments crossing in a middle area layer between both the top and bottom surface layers limiting and restricting the maximum distance between both the top and bottom surface layers,
wherein the restrictive swelling network restricts the fixed negative charged hydrogel to swell not more than 10% with respect to the maximum swelling capacity of the fixed negative charged hydrogel without being constraint by the restrictive swelling network,
wherein the fixed negative charged hydrogel within the restrictive swelling network has an equilibrium stiffness between 0.5 and 2 MPa to resist external loads applied to the top surface layer or the bottom surface layer of the artificial cartilage.

US Pat. No. 10,765,519

VASCULAR DEVICE FOR TREATING VENOUS VALVE INSUFFICIENCY

Rex Medical, L.P., Consh...

1. A vascular device insertable into a vessel for treating vein valve insufficiency comprising:a support having an upstream portion and a first retention portion movable from a collapsed insertion position to an expanded position, the first retention portion including a coiled configuration;
a first non-coiled portion extending axially from the first retention portion such that the first retention portion extends radially outward from first the non-coiled portion;
a downstream portion with a second retention portion movable from a collapsed insertion position to an expanded position, the second retention portion including a coiled configuration;
a second non-coiled portion extending axially from the second retention portion such that the second retention portion extends radially outward from the second non-coiled portion;
a third looped portion extending radially from the first non-coiled portion and the second non-coiled portion such that the third looped portion is positioned between the first non-coiled portion and the second non-coiled portion, the third looped portion automatically adjustable to different diameters dependent on an inner diameter of a vessel wall of the vessel; and
a valve supported by the third looped portion and having an adjustable diameter, wherein the third looped portion automatically adjusts to the inner diameter of the vessel to automatically adjust the diameter of the valve.

US Pat. No. 10,765,516

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING THE FUNCTION OF A HEART VALVE

Medtentia International L...

1. A device for improving the function of a heart valve comprised of valve tissue including an annulus, leaflets and at least a first and a second commissure between adjacent leaflets,said device comprising an elongate part comprising a first contact point and a second contact point,
said device having a first shape and a second shape,
said first shape comprising a distance between the first contact point and the second contact point substantially corresponding to a distance between said first and second commissures of the heart valve
said second shape comprising a distance between the first and the second contact points which is greater than said distance in the first shape,
said device in said first shape being configured for insertion into the heart valve to establish a contact between the first contact point and valve tissue at the first commissure and to establish a contact between the second contact point and valve tissue at the second commissure,
said device being movable from said first shape to said second shape after insertion into the heart valve, whereby the elongate part is less arcuate between the first contact point and the second contact point in the second shape in order to push the contact points and commissures further apart and stretch the opening of the heart valve and change the shape of the heart valve such that free edges of the leaflets are brought closer together in a remodeled shape,
the entire length of the elongate part is configured to contact the valve tissue substantially in a plane of the annulus when the device is in the second shape, and said device, when in the second shape, extending along substantially its entire length between the first contact point and the second contact point in contact with the valve tissue throughout a cycle of heart action,
said device comprising a portion arranged to receive a fixation device to attach the device to the valve tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,765,515

DISTAL ANCHOR APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MITRAL VALVE REPAIR

University of Maryland, B...

1. A method for implanting artificial chordae to improve coaptation, the method comprising:inserting a first artificial chordae having a first distal anchor disposed at a distal end portion of the first artificial chordae through an apex region of a heart, through a ventricle of the heart, and to a proximal side of a posterior annulus of the mitral valve, the first distal anchor disposed in a delivery configuration;
puncturing the posterior annulus to define an opening in the posterior annulus, the first artificial chordae extending through the opening so that the first distal anchor is positioned on a distal side of the posterior annulus;
deploying the first distal anchor so that the first distal anchor is moved to a deployed configuration to secure the first artificial chordae to the posterior annulus;
anchoring a proximal end portion of the first artificial chordae to the heart at a location that is basal to a true apex of the heart to apply a force on the posterior annulus, the force being directed anteriorly towards the anterior annulus and downward toward the ventricle;
inserting a second artificial chordae having a second distal anchor disposed at a distal end portion of the second artificial chordae through the apex region of the heart, through the ventricle of the heart, and to a proximal side of a posterior leaflet of the mitral valve, the second distal anchor disposed in a delivery configuration;
puncturing the posterior leaflet to define an opening in the posterior leaflet, the second artificial chordae extending through the opening so that the second distal anchor is positioned on a distal side of the posterior leaflet;
deploying the second distal anchor so that it is moved to a deployed configuration to secure the second artificial chordae to the posterior leaflet; and
anchoring a proximal end portion of the second artificial chordae to the heart to apply a force on the posterior leaflet, the force being directed anteriorly towards the anterior leaflet and downward toward the ventricle.

US Pat. No. 10,765,514

ANNULOPLASTY TECHNOLOGIES

Valtech Cardio, Ltd., Or...

1. Apparatus, comprising:a percutaneously-implantable implant;
an adjustment device, comprising:
an adjustment mechanism, coupled to the implant, and configured to change a dimension of the implant upon actuation of the adjustment mechanism; and
a lock:
having a locked state in which the lock inhibits actuation of the adjustment mechanism,
having an unlocked state in which the adjustment mechanism is actuatable, and
reversibly movable between the locked state and the unlocked state;
a longitudinal guide member;
an adjustment tool; and
an adapter:
coupled to the guide member,
comprising a fastener that couples the adapter to the adjustment device, and is intracorporeally decouplable from the adjustment device,
configured to be percutaneously delivered while coupled to the adjustment device,
comprising a trunk that is shaped to define a channel and a lateral opening, and
comprising an unlocking mechanism that comprises the channel and a pin that (i) is disposed and slidable within the channel, and (ii) comprises an appendage that protrudes laterally out of the lateral opening, the unlocking mechanism configured such that, while the adapter is coupled to the adjustment device, actuation of the unlocking mechanism moves the lock between the locked state and the unlocked state,wherein the adjustment tool:is percutaneously advanceable along the guide member to the adapter, subsequently to implantation of the implant,
comprises an adjustment-mechanism interface, dimensioned to interface with the adjustment mechanism, and to actuate the adjustment mechanism via the interface between the adjustment-mechanism interface and the adjustment mechanism, and
comprises an adapter interface:
comprising a force applicator that is axially slidable with respect to the adapter,
dimensioned to interface with the adapter, and to be slidable over a proximal portion of the trunk to a sufficient extent that the force applicator reaches the appendage, and
configured to move the lock into the unlocked state by, while the adapter is coupled to the adjustment device, actuating the unlocking mechanism by applying, with the force applicator, an axial force to the pin such that the pin slides within the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,765,513

TRANSCATHETER PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH LATERAL OFFSET CONTROL

Medtronic Vascular, Inc.,...

1. A delivery device for delivering a stented prosthetic heart valve including a valve structure carried by a stent frame configured to self-expand from a collapsed condition to a normal, expanded condition, the delivery device comprising:an inner shaft forming a first lumen and a second lumen, the second lumen being centrally positioned within the inner shaft;
a spindle associated with the inner shaft, wherein the spindle defines a first hole open to the first lumen and an exterior of the spindle;
a first cord slidably disposed within the first lumen for selectively cinching a stented prosthetic heart valve; and
a lateral control feature extending through the second lumen and configured to bias the spindle to a selected lateral location relative to a stented prosthetic heart valve tethered to the spindle in a tethered and expanded state; wherein the lateral control feature includes a release pin positioned within the second lumen, and further wherein the first cord terminates in a free end releasably engaged with the release pin.

US Pat. No. 10,765,512

CARDIAC REPAIR PROSTHESIS SETS AND METHODS

The Trustees of the Unive...

1. A cardiac repair prosthesis comprising:a first radially expandable scaffolding comprising a unidirectional valve configured for implantation into the aortic valve region of a patient; and
a second radially expandable scaffolding having a size and shape for implantation into the ascending aorta of said patient;
the first radially expandable scaffolding and the second radially expandable scaffolding being joined by at least one joining element, and,
at least one portion of the first radially expandable scaffolding having a diameter that is different from a diameter of at least one portion the second radially expandable scaffolding.

US Pat. No. 10,765,509

INTRAOCULAR DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CORRECTION OF APHAKIA, RESTORATION OF ACCOMMODATION, AND TREATMENT OF GLAUCOMA

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

11. A method for treating an ocular condition comprising:providing an intraocular device, wherein the intraocular device comprises a lens portion, and a plurality of arms radiating distally from the lens portion, wherein the plurality of arms are integral with the lens portion, wherein each of the plurality of arms comprises a strut and a foot plate, and wherein the foot plate is curved to conform with a ciliary body;
placing the intraocular device in a subject exhibiting presbyopia or glaucoma; and
securing a separate and distinct lens to the lens portion of the intraocular device;
wherein placing the intraocular device in the subject comprises positioning the foot plate such that it contacts the ciliary body to provide a decrease in the production of aqueous fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,765,508

OCULAR MASK HAVING SELECTIVE SPECTRAL TRANSMISSION

AcFocus, Inc., Irvine, C...

1. An ophthalmic device comprising:an implantable mask configured to increase the depth of focus of a human patient when the mask is implanted in an eye of the human patient, the mask comprising at least one dye capable of absorbing electromagnetic radiation of a predetermined range and allowing transmission of at least some non-visible electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength between about 750 nm and about 1500 nm, the mask comprising an aperture configured to transmit along an optical axis substantially all visible incident light; and
a support structure configured to securely position the implantable mask in an optical path of the eye.

US Pat. No. 10,765,503

BICUSPID VALVE DISSECTION DEVICE

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

1. A method for bisecting heart valve leaflets of a patient, comprising:advancing a steerable catheter shaft through anatomy of the patient to a position near a native heart valve having a valve annulus;
advancing a foot out of the steerable catheter shaft and distally past a valve leaflet of the native heart valve;
positioning the foot against a distal side of the valve leaflet;
advancing a cutter sheath out of the steerable catheter shaft, the cutter sheath comprising a cutter sheath distal end;
positioning the cutter sheath distal end against a proximal side of the valve leaflet;
holding the valve leaflet between the foot and the cutter sheath distal end; and
advancing a cutting element out of the cutter sheath and into the valve leaflet at a selected entry position on the valve leaflet.

US Pat. No. 10,765,502

BLOOD FILTER DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME TO DETECT THE PRESENCE OF A THROMBUS WITHIN SAID FILTER DEVICES

3DT Holdings, LLC, San D...

1. A device for detecting a thrombus or other blood particulate matter of a threshold size within a vessel, comprising:a filter having a head and a plurality of legs extending distally therefrom, configured to capture the thrombus or other blood particulate matter of at least a threshold size;
at least one impedance element positioned distal to the head and configured to detect a presence of the thrombus or other blood particulate matter of at least a threshold size within the filter by obtaining data within a bloodstream when the filter is positioned within the bloodstream; and
a sheath having a distal balloon positioned thereon, the sheath configured to be positioned around at least part of the filter within a blood vessel, wherein the balloon is configured for inflation within the blood vessel, wherein the inflation causes the balloon to inflate both outwardly toward a blood vessel wall, and proximally along the sheath and wherein the balloon at least partially surrounds the filter when inflated.

US Pat. No. 10,765,499

METHOD OF BLEACHING TEETH

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. A method for bleaching teeth comprising:applying a first bleaching composition having a first concentration of a first bleaching agent to teeth;
placing a second bleaching composition having a second concentration of a second bleaching agent in a dental tray; and
subsequently applying the dental tray to the teeth;
wherein the second concentration of the second bleaching agent is less than the first concentration of the first bleaching agent.

US Pat. No. 10,765,498

METHOD FOR POLISHING ARTIFICIAL TOOTH AND DEVICE FOR POLISHING ARTIFICIAL TOOTH

FUJI MANUFACUTURING CO., ...

1. A method for polishing artificial teeth comprising:mounting a spindle acting as an axis of rotation at a tooth neck side of an artificial tooth to be polished coaxially with a tooth axis;
fixing the artificial tooth via the spindle;
rotating the artificial tooth about the tooth axis of the artificial tooth; and
polishing an occlusal portion and a side surface of the artificial tooth by ejecting an abrasive together with compressed gas through a blast nozzle having a tip pointing toward the occlusal portion of the rotating artificial tooth, with the blast nozzle inclined so that an inclination angle of a central axis of the blast nozzle with respect to the tooth axis is from 0° to 90°,
wherein the artificial tooth is an artificial tooth including a hollow portion open on the tooth neck side of the artificial tooth; and
the spindle is mounted to the artificial tooth by heating to soften a thermoplastic material that softens at a temperature at or below 100° C., filling the hollow portion of the artificial tooth to be polished with the thermoplastic material from the tooth neck side of the artificial tooth, and after inserting one end of the spindle into the softened thermoplastic material, cooling to harden the thermoplastic material.

US Pat. No. 10,765,493

CHEEK AND LIP EXPANSION DEVICE AND METHOD

Ultradent Products, Inc.,...

1. A frame of a cheek and lip expansion device configured to extend about dental arches of a user, the frame comprising:an upper frame portion including a first upper side member, a second upper side member, a first upper connecting portion, and a second upper connecting portion;
a lower frame portion including a first lower side member, a second lower side member, a first lower connecting portion, and a second lower connecting portion;
a first upper thickened structure disposed between the first upper side member and the first upper connecting portion, the first upper thickened structure having an enlarged cross-section relative to adjacent portions of the first upper side member and the first upper connecting portion;
a second upper thickened structure disposed between the second upper side member and the second upper connecting portion, the second upper thickened portion having an enlarged cross-section relative to adjacent portions of the second upper side member and the second upper connecting portion;
a first lower thickened structure disposed between the first lower side member and the first lower connecting portion, the first lower thickened structure having an enlarged cross-section relative to adjacent portions of the first lower side member and the first lower connecting portion; and
a second lower thickened structure disposed between the second lower side member and the second lower connecting portion, the second lower thickened structure having an enlarged cross-section relative to adjacent portions of the second lower side member and the second lower connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,765,492

DENTAL VENEERS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

Stephan Lampl, Kriessern...

1. A method of manufacturing a dental veneer, comprising:shaping a composite material into a shape for attachment to a prepared tooth surface, the composite material comprising an organic binder and solid filler particles;
at least partially hardening or curing the composite material; and
laser treating a portion of the at least partially hardened or cured composite material to melt the solid filler particles at an exterior surface of the composite material, the solid filler particles of the exterior surface being continuously melted together to form a hardened glassy surface.

US Pat. No. 10,765,491

DENTAL HANDPIECE AND PROPHY ANGLE

AVID, Inc., Bloomsdale, ...

1. A dental prophy angle comprising:a proximal body for attachment to a dental handpiece nosecone;
a drive shaft rotatably held within the proximal body and extending beyond a proximal end of the prophy angle;
a retainer held within the proximal body and surrounding a portion of the drive shaft, a distal end of the retainer forming a bearing surface for a gear attached to a distal end of the drive shaft;
a retention boss formed on and surrounding the retainer, wherein a cross-section of the retention boss tapers to an outer edge; and
a retention groove formed in the proximal body for mating attachment with the retention boss such that a portion of the retention boss is compressed within the retention groove.

US Pat. No. 10,765,489

TOOL PLACEMENT MANIPULATOR

Canon U.S.A., Inc., Melv...

1. A tool placement manipulator comprising:a first ring shaped rotary guide;
a first rotation body which is fixed and is free rotationally to said first ring shaped rotary guide;
a second ring shaped rotary guide attached to the first rotation body,
the second ring shaped rotary guide being movable along with the first rotation body;
a second rotation body which is fixed and is free rotationally to said second ring shaped rotary guide;
a third ring shaped rotary guide attached to either the first ring shaped rotary guide or the first rotation body;
a third rotation body which is fixed and is free rotationally to the third ring shaped rotary guide;
a tool holder which is fixed to the second rotation body and is configured for holding a tool along an axis, the tool holder being movable along with the second rotation body;
wherein a rotational axis of the first ring shaped rotary guide and a rotational axis of the second ring shaped rotary guide are slanted with respect to each other, and wherein the rotational axis of the first ring shaped rotary guide, the rotational axis of the second ring shaped rotary guide, and the tool holder axis cross each other at one point,
at least one socket attached to the first ring shaped rotary guide; and
at least one transmission element which is connected between said socket and the first or the third rotation body, and transmits torques from the at least one socket to the first and the third rotation bodies;
wherein the third rotation body connects to the second rotation body and transmits the torques to the second rotation body.

US Pat. No. 10,765,487

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DOCKING MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

29. A robotic medical system, comprising:an instrument drive mechanism comprising
a drive output configured to rotate and engage a corresponding drive input on a handle of a robotic medical instrument, wherein the robotic medical instrument comprises a pre-tensioned pull wire actuated by the drive input, and
a motor associated with the drive output and configured to rotate the drive output, and
a sensor configured to detect when the handle of the robotic medical instrument is within a threshold loading distance from the instrument drive mechanism; and
at least one computer-readable memory in communication with at least one processor, the memory having stored thereon computer-executable instructions that cause the at least one processor to:
determine that the robotic medical instrument is within the threshold loading distance of the instrument drive mechanism based on an output of the sensor, and
activate the motor associated with the drive output to cause the drive output to oscillate to facilitate alignment of the drive output and the corresponding drive input.

US Pat. No. 10,765,486

TOOL DRIVER WITH ROTARY DRIVES FOR USE IN ROBOTIC SURGERY

Verb Surgical Inc., Sant...

1. A tool driver for use in robotic surgery, comprising:at least one rotary axis drive comprising a rotary output shaft configured to actuate one or more articulated movements of a surgical tool;
wherein the rotary axis drive comprises:
a motor comprising a motor shaft;
a gear transmission at least partially disposed within the motor shaft, wherein the gear transmission comprises an input coupled to the motor shaft and an output coupled to the rotary output shaft; and
a torque sensor disposed between the gear transmission and a distal end of the rotary output shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,765,485

MEDICAL SUPPORT ARM DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING MEDICAL SUPPORT ARM DEVICE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A medical support arm device comprising:a multi joint arm having a distal end configured to host a medical device, said multi-joint arm configured to have a higher degree of freedom than a degree of freedom necessary for controlling a spatial position and a pointing direction of the medical device; and
control circuitry configured to
set a visual field area between an operator and a display, and
displace at least one of a plurality of joints of the multi-joint arm so that the multi-joint arm avoids the visual field area while the spatial position and the pointing direction of the medical device are controlled.

US Pat. No. 10,765,484

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NAVIGATION AND VISUALIZATION

P TECH, LLC, Effingham, ...

1. A system for visualizing a surgical site, the system comprising:a robotic mechanism for performing a procedure on a patient;
an imaging device coupled to the robotic mechanism, the imaging device configured to provide image data of a site of interest;
a computing device coupled to the imaging device, the computing device including one or more processors and at least one memory device configured to store executable instructions, the executable instructions, when executed by the processor, configured to:
receive the image data of the site of interest;
differentiate between at least one object of interest and at least one detected obstruction;
filter the received image data to remove the at least one detected obstruction and recreate pixels related to the at least one detected obstruction based on at least one of (i) one or more buffered frames and (ii) one or more pixels adjacent to the pixels related to the at least one detected obstruction;
generate an output frame from the filtered image data; and
a presentation interface device coupled to the computing device, the presentation interface device configured to present the output frame for visualization of the site of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,765,482

CATHETER GUIDANCE OF EXTERNAL ENERGY FOR RENAL DENERVATION

Boston Scientific Scimed,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an in vivo apparatus comprising:
a flexible shaft having a proximal end and a distal end; and
an energy guide apparatus provided at the distal end of the shaft comprising a magnetic field generator configured to generate a rotating magnetic field and an acoustic transducer configured to generate a rotating acoustic beam;
an ex vivo apparatus comprising:
a localizing arrangement comprising:
a magnetic sensor configured to sense the rotating magnetic field; and
a transducer array configured to detect the rotating acoustic beam; and
an energy source configured to direct energy to a target tissue that is offset from the energy guide apparatus;
wherein the transducer array is also configured to operate in low-intensity imaging mode to generate an image of the energy guide apparatus; and
wherein the localizing arrangement is configured to localize the energy guide apparatus within a body lumen using at least the generated image and the detected rotating acoustic beam.

US Pat. No. 10,765,477

MICROWAVE ABLATION ANTENNA SYSTEM

Wisconsin Alumni Research...

1. An antenna system comprising:a coaxial cable comprising
a center conductor extending a length of the coaxial cable made of a first conductive material;
a first dielectric material surrounding the center conductor along the length of the coaxial cable; and
a conductive shield surrounding the first dielectric material along the length of the coaxial cable made of a second conductive material;
a base fed monopole type antenna comprising a conductor having an electrical length of half a wavelength at a selected operating frequency for the antenna system, wherein the conductor is configured to radiate an electromagnetic wave into surrounding tissue when the antenna system is used; and
an impedance matching structure comprising
a second center conductor located between an end of the center conductor of the coaxial cable and a feed connector of the antenna as a continuous extension of the first conductive material of the center conductor of the coaxial cable;
a second conductive shield that is a continuous extension of the second conductive material of the conductive shield of the coaxial cable;
a capacitive section located adjacent a feed end of the feed connector of the antenna, the capacitive section comprising
a second dielectric material surrounding a portion of the second center conductor that extends the length of the capacitive section; and
a third conductive material that surrounds the second dielectric material along the length of the capacitive section,
wherein a portion of the second conductive shield that extends the length of the capacitive section surrounds the third conductive material; and
an inductive section located adjacent the capacitive section on a side of the capacitive section opposite the feed end of the feed connector of the antenna, the inductive section comprising
a third dielectric material surrounding a portion of the second center conductor that extends the length of the inductive section,
wherein a portion of the second conductive shield that extends the length of the inductive section surrounds the third dielectric material,
wherein the impedance matching structure is configured to match an impedance of the coaxial cable to an impedance of the antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,765,474

INJECTATE DELIVERY DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Fractyl Laboratories, Inc...

1. An injectate delivery device for expanding tissue comprising:at least one fluid delivery tube comprising a proximal end, a distal end and a lumen therebetween;
at least one fluid delivery element in fluid communication with the at least one fluid delivery tube lumen;
a radially expanding element comprising the at least one fluid delivery element;
a supply of vacuum constructed and arranged to cause tissue to tend toward the at least one fluid delivery element; and
at least one operator activated control constructed and arranged to:
expand the radially expandable element; and
activate the supply of vacuum;
advance the at least one fluid delivery element; and
a force limiting assembly constructed and arranged to limit the force applied to the at least one fluid delivery element during the advancement by the at least one operator activated control, wherein the at least one operator activated control is attached to the at least one fluid delivery tube by the force limiting assembly, and wherein the force limiting assembly comprises at least one spring;
wherein the device is constructed and arranged to deliver an injectate to target tissue through the at least one fluid delivery element.

US Pat. No. 10,765,473

ELECTROSURGICAL DEVICE HAVING A LUMEN

Baylis Medical Company In...

1. An electrosurgical device comprising: a flexible tubular elongate member defining an electrically conductive wall for delivering electrical energy therethrough, the elongate member further defining a lumen that is in fluid communication with at least one distal aperture; an energy delivery device including an electrode at a distal tip of the electrosurgical device, the electrode being distal to and spaced apart from the elongate member, the electrode being a first piece of metal and the elongate member being a second piece of metal wherein the first piece of metal and the second piece of metal are separate pieces of metal and not in contact with each other, and the electrode being in electrical communication with the electrically conductive wall of the elongate member by means of an intermediate conductive element; and an electrically and thermally insulative shield between the electrode and the elongate member.

US Pat. No. 10,765,472

ELECTROSURGICAL INSTRUMENT EXTENSION ATTACHMENT

Megadyne Medical Products...

1. An extension attachment for use with a hand piece, the extension attachment comprising:a hollowed smoke evacuation shaft having opposing first and second ends and a channel that extends therebetween, the first end having one or more notches formed therein and the second end having one or more notches formed therein, the one or more notches formed in the first end extending at least partially through a sidewall of the hollowed smoke evacuation shaft and from the first end towards the second end, the one or more notches formed in the second end extending at least partially through the sidewall of the hollowed smoke evacuation shaft and from the second end towards the first end, the hollowed smoke evacuation shaft being selectively couplable to an electrosurgical instrument to convey smoke from a surgical site to the hand piece through the channel;
an electrode substrate disposed at the first end of the hollowed smoke evacuation shaft, the electrode substrate having a first portion configured for insertion in the one or more notches in the first end of the smoke evacuation shaft, the electrode substrate being configured to connect to a collet in the hand piece such that electrical current can be conveyed from the hand piece to the electrode substrate; and
an active electrode portion disposed at the second end of the hollowed smoke evacuation shaft, the active electrode having a first portion configured for insertion in the one or more notches in the second end of the smoke evacuation shaft, the active electrode portion being configured to convey electrical current to patient tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,765,469

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A BRANCH AND SURGICAL INSTRUMENT COMPRISING A TOOL HAVING A BRANCH

ERBE ELEKTROMEDIZIN GMBH,...

1. A method for producing a branch for a surgical instrument, the method comprising:forming a support piece, at least one electrode and at least one connecting web as a one-piece metal part in an additive production process, the support piece being configured to provide structural support for the branch and being interconnected with the at least one electrode via the at least one connecting web, the support piece, the at least one electrode and the at least one connecting web each comprising a first material;
encapsulating the metal part with a second material; and
removing the at least one connecting web.

US Pat. No. 10,765,468

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTROSURGICAL CONDUCTIVE GAS CUTTING FOR IMPROVING ESCHAR, SEALING VESSELS AND TISSUES

US Patent Innovations, LL...

1. An electrosurgical device comprising:a housing;
a channel in said housing;
a port at a proximal end of said channel for connecting said channel to a source of pressurized inert gas;
a port at a distal end of said channel for discharging inert gas flowing through said channel;
an electrode extending through said channel in said housing;
a connector for connecting a proximal end of said electrode to an electrosurgical generator; and
controls configured to control application of electrical energy to said electrode and to control a flow of gas into said channel from said source of pressurized inert gas, said controls comprising three buttons extending through a side of said housing;
wherein said controls are configured to place said electrosurgical device into four different electrosurgical modes;
wherein said four different electrosurgical modes comprise a cut mode in which electrical energy is applied to said electrode but no gas flows into said channel from said source of inert gas, a coagulation mode in which electrical energy is applied to said electrode but no gas flows into said channel, a plasma coagulation mode in which electrical energy is applied to said electrode and gas flows into said channel, and a hybrid cut mode in which electrical energy is applied to said electrode and gas flows into said channel; and
wherein in said cut mode electrosurgical energy having a duty cycle greater than 75% is applied to said electrode, in said coagulation mode electrosurgical energy having a duty cycle less than 75% is applied to said electrode and in said hybrid cut mode electrosurgical energy having a duty cycle greater than 75% is applied to said electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,765,467

MEDICAL SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR HYPOPIGMENTATION COOLING TREATMENTS

R2 TECHNOLOGIES, INC., S...

1. A method of altering pigmentation in a skin of a patient, the method comprising:applying a coupling fluid to a treatment area on a surface of the skin of the patient, the coupling fluid including an ice nucleating agent configured to promote ice formation in the coupling fluid and to limit supercooling of the skin in the treatment area;
applying a cooling treatment to the treatment area with the applied coupling fluid present, wherein the cooling treatment promotes ice crystal formation external to the skin in the coupling fluid before supercooling of the skin of the patient in the treatment area, and wherein the ice crystal formation external to the skin in the coupling fluid propagates through the coupling fluid and then across the skin of the patient during the cooling treatment.

US Pat. No. 10,765,466

BONE ANCHOR DRIVER AND METHODS

Medos International Sarl,...

1. A method for operating a bone anchor driver, comprising:actuating a driver to rotate a first shaft to drive a first closure mechanism onto a bone anchor, wherein, when a torque applied to the driver exceeds a threshold torque, the driver automatically moves from a first position coupled to the first shaft and into a second position decoupled from the first shaft and coupled with a second shaft to drive a second closure mechanism into the bone anchor, and wherein a proximal portion of the first shaft and a proximal portion of the second shaft are operatively coupled to a torque limiter and a distal end of the first shaft is adjacent to a distal end of the second shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,765,464

BONE CEMENT MIXING DEVICE WITH SPACER IN AN AMPOULE RECEPTACLE

Heraeus Medical GmbH, We...

1. A device to produce a bone cement paste from a monomer liquid and a cement powder as starting components of the bone cement paste and to dispense the mixed bone cement paste, the device comprising:a cartridge with a cylindrical interior, a dispensing plunger which can move towards a front of the cartridge being arranged in the interior of the cartridge in a rear of the cartridge;
a receptacle that extends along a longitudinal direction, a front of the receptacle being connected to the rear of the cartridge;
a pumping plunger arranged in the receptacle, the pumping plunger being held in the receptacle so as to be movable in the longitudinal direction of the receptacle towards the front of the receptacle;
a crushable ampoule containing the monomer liquid, the ampoule being arranged in the receptacle between the pumping plunger and the dispensing plunger and the ampoule having an ampoule body, the ampoule body being in contact with an inner wall of the receptacle at least in parts; and
a spacer arranged in the receptacle between the dispensing plunger and the ampoule body or between the pumping plunger and the ampoule body, the spacer extending in the longitudinal direction and the spacer having a separation from the inner wall of the receptacle that is at least as large as a wall thickness of the ampoule body.

US Pat. No. 10,765,462

PATELLA BONE PLATE AND METHODS OF FIXATION

DePuy Synthes Products, I...

1. A patella bone plate comprising:a fixation body including:
a fixation hub having an inner surface configured to face a patella bone and an outer surface opposite the inner surface, and an array of fixation holes that extend through the fixation hub from the inner surface to the outer surface; and
a plurality of fixation nodes that extend from the fixation hub, each of the plurality of fixation nodes defining a respective fixation hole; and
at least one leg that extends out from the body, the at least one leg being deformable and having a length sufficient so as to wrap around an inferior rim of the patella bone, the at least one leg including at least one fixation hole,
wherein the at least one leg comprises a medial leg and a lateral leg that extend out from respective eyelets that define adjacent ones of the fixation nodes of the fixation body, and
wherein the at least one leg comprises an inferior leg that extends out from the fixation hub at a location between the respective eyelets.

US Pat. No. 10,765,461

VARIABLE ANGLE BONE FIXATION DEVICE

DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, I...

1. A bone fixation element comprising:a shaft extending along a longitudinal axis of the bone fixation element from a proximal portion to a distal portion; and
a head portion comprising a first side surface and a second side surface opposite the first side surface, wherein the first side surface and the second side surface are shaped to allow for variable angle rotation of the bone fixation element; and
a bore passing through from the first side surface to the second side surface, wherein the bore is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the bone fixation element; and
a securing element positioned within the bore, wherein the securing element is configured to meet an interior surface of a bone plate hole without penetrating the interior surface of the bone plate hole.

US Pat. No. 10,765,459

OCCIPITAL PLATE FOR OCCIPITO-CERVICAL FIXATION AND SYSTEM FOR OCCIPITO-CERVICAL FIXATION

Medacta International S.A...

1. An occipital plate for occipito-cervical fixation, comprising:a substantially flat plate provided with at least one fixation area connectable to the skull of a patient and at least one pair of through slots set a distance from the fixation area extending length-wise away from each other; and
at least one pair of clamps, wherein each clamp of said pair of clamps is slidably constrained in a respective through slot to move along a medial-lateral adjustment direction and provided with respective receiving seats for receiving a support bar, wherein each receiving seat has an insertion opening for insertion of the respective support bar accessible laterally and longitudinally along respective insertion directions substantially parallel to a lying plane of the substantially flat plate;
wherein the receiving seat of each clamp of said pair of clamps has an elastic retaining means configured to provisionally keep the respective support bar inside the receiving seat once inserted;
wherein each clamp of said pair of clamps comprises a clamping member associated with the receiving seat and configured to lock the position of the respective support bar in the receiving seat;
wherein each clamp of said pair of clamps is also rotatably coupled to the respective through slot so as to rotate about a respective axis perpendicular to the lying plane of the substantially flat plate and set at a distance from the fixation area.

US Pat. No. 10,765,457

CONNECTION ASSEMBLY

Globus Medical Inc., Aud...

1. An orthopedic connection assembly comprising:a housing member including an elongated opening extending therethrough and an aperture in fluid communication with the elongated opening;
a spinal implant positioned through the elongated opening;
a securing member positioned through the aperture and into contact with the spinal implant;
a receiving member including a receiving aperture;
an anchor positioned through the receiving aperture;
an interference member, the interference member being received by the receiving member; and
a plate member insertable into the housing member, wherein the plate member includes a first surface configured to engage the interference member and a second surface configured to face an interior of the housing member,
wherein the housing member and the receiving member are rotatably connected to one another such that the spinal implant is movable relative to the anchor.

US Pat. No. 10,765,451

RETRACTOR FOR SMALL-INCISION ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY

OSAKA CITY UNIVERSITY, O...

7. A retractor for small-incision endoscopic surgery, the retractor holding a surgical incision made in a body during the surgery in an opened state to ensure a surgical field in the small-incision endoscopic surgery, the retractor comprising:a base body that is a thin plate made of tin having a purity of not less than 99.9%, and has an elongated rectangular shape in an extended state of the base body, wherein the base body does not include a window;
a width of the base body is selected in a range of 1 to 5 cm and a length of the base body is selected in a range of 3 to 20 cm, in accordance with a size required for a use place, in a state that the base body is extended into a rectangular shape, in order to hold the surgical incision in an opened state; and then a thickness of the base body is selected in a range of 0.5 to 2 mm, in order to ensure flexural rigidity necessary for the use place, and
a fixing means configured to fix a leading end portion of a surgical hook to the base body, wherein
the retractor is inserted from a small incision wound into the body, with the base body being extended into a rectangular shape, or being rounded into a small shape, in a state that the leading end portion of the surgical hook is fixed to the base body by the fixing means to hold the retractor by the surgical hook, and
the retractor is delivered to the surgical incision in the body by the surgical hook, and is used in a state that the base body is bent and deformed into a desired form by a surgical instrument used in the small-incision endoscopic surgery, and is applied to the surgical incision.

US Pat. No. 10,765,449

ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL DEVICE AND OVERTUBE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An endoscopic surgical device comprising:an endoscope that observes the inside of a body cavity;
a treatment tool that inspects or treats an affected part within the body cavity; and
an overtube that guides the endoscope and the treatment tool into the body cavity,
wherein the overtube includes
an overtube body that passes through a body wall and is inserted into the body cavity,
an endoscope insertion passage that is provided inside the overtube body and allows the endoscope to be inserted therethrough so as to be movable forward and backward,
a treatment tool insertion passage that is provided inside the overtube body and allows the treatment tool to be inserted therethrough so as to be movable forward and backward, and
an interlocking member that is configured to be movable forward and backward inside the overtube body and has an endoscope-coupled part coupled to the endoscope inserted through the endoscope insertion passage and a treatment tool-coupled part coupled to the treatment tool inserted through the treatment tool insertion passage, the endoscope-coupled part has a through hole being the endoscope insertion passage and the treatment tool-coupled part has a through hole being the treatment tool insertion passage, and
wherein during ordinary use of the endoscopic surgical device a following formula is satisfied when a first fixing force for fixing the endoscope-coupled part to the endoscope at a fixed position of an outer peripheral surface of the endoscope is defined as F1 and a second fixing force for fixing the treatment tool-coupled part to the treatment tool at a fixed position of an outer peripheral surface of the treatment tool is defined as F2, F1 is a magnitude of the first fixing force with respect to an axial direction of the overtube body, and F2 is a magnitude of the second fixing force with respect to the axial direction of the overtube body:
F1>F2.

US Pat. No. 10,765,447

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR DIASTOLIC ASSIST

CORDYNAMIX, INC., Menlo ...

1. A medical device for creating elongated incisions within soft tissue, the device comprising:a handle comprising a handle body and an actuating member;
a shaft assembly comprising a flexible shaft having a near end coupled to the handle body and a far end, the flexible shaft having an axis, the shaft assembly configured to deflect a distal portion of the flexible shaft in a first direction away from the axis;
a cutting member pivotally secured within the distal portion of the flexible shaft and having a cutting edge;
a linking member nonparallel to the axis and coupling the actuating member of the handle to the cutting member such that when the linking member is maintained in tension, the cutting member pivots towards the first direction to remain outside of the distal portion of the flexible shaft and simultaneously urges the distal portion in the first direction wherein the cutting member pivots about a pivot point that does not move axially relative to the shaft assembly; and
wherein the shaft assembly is configured to cause deflection of the distal portion of the flexible shaft independently of the actuating member and the linking member.

US Pat. No. 10,765,443

NEEDLESCOPIC SCISSOR END EFFECTOR AND METHODS OF USE

TELEFLEX MEDICAL INCORPOR...

1. A scissors end effector assembly comprising:a top shear;
a bottom shear;
a cam tube extending in a longitudinal direction, the cam tube having a proximal end and a distal end;
a clevis attached to the distal end of the cam tube, the clevis including an upper arm and a lower arm; and
a cam bushing defining an upper slot having a periphery surrounding and slidably receiving the upper arm, and a lower slot having a periphery surrounding and slidably receiving the lower arm,
wherein the top shear and the bottom shear are pivotally mounted between the upper arm and the lower arm such that the top shear and the bottom shear open and close via force or bias from the cam bushing.

US Pat. No. 10,765,442

SURGICAL DEVICES AND METHODS FOR BIASING AN END EFFECTOR TO A CLOSED CONFIGURATION

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A surgical device, comprising:an elongate shaft having at a distal end thereof jaws configured to engage tissue and to move between open and closed positions, the jaws being biased to the closed position;
an elongate rod extending along the shaft and operatively coupled to the jaws; and
an actuator operatively coupled to the rod and configured to be actuated to move from a first position, in which the jaws are in the closed position, to a second position and thereby cause the rod to move distally, the distal movement of the rod being configured to cause the jaws to move from the closed position towards the open position, wherein the actuator is configured to move from the second position to a third position and thereby continue moving the rod distally, the continued distal movement of the rod being configured to cause the jaws to move from the open position back to the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,765,440

FOCUSED INTRALUMINAL LITHECTOMY CATHETER DEVICE AND METHODS

Sonic Vascular, Inc., Wi...

1. A system for removing material within a bodily lumen of a patient, comprising:a pulse generator configured to be located externally to the patient;
a catheter comprising an inner lumen with a distal end and at least one pair of electrodes mounted on an electrode pair housing disposed within the inner lumen of the catheter and spaced proximally from the distal end of the inner lumen of the catheter, wherein the electrode pair housing provides a watertight seal within the inner lumen and wherein the at least one pair of electrodes is in operative wired connection with the pulse generator and is configured to generate arcing between the electrodes of the at least one electrode pair when energized by the pulse generator;
a fluid-fillable and watertight litho-cushion comprising a proximal end sealed to the catheter and in fluid communication with a fluid conduit disposed within the inner lumen of the catheter and a fluid reservoir and in further fluid communication with the portion of the inner lumen of the catheter distal to the electrode pair housing, wherein the litho-cushion is configured to inflate with fluid; and
at least one forward-focusing reflector adapted to move between an undeployed configuration to a deployed configuration, the at least one forward-focusing reflector extending at least partially distally past the distal end of the inner lumen of the catheter, the at least one forward-focusing reflector in operative connection with the fluid-fillable litho-cushion when deployed and when the litho-cushion is inflated.

US Pat. No. 10,765,439

TREATMENT METHOD AND MEDICAL DEVICE

TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A treatment method comprising:introducing a sheath of a catheter into a biological lumen of a living body and in a direction toward a stenosed site in the biological lumen;
advancing a distal tip of the sheath from a proximal side of the stenosed site in the biological lumen through the stenosed site to a distal side of the stenosed site in the biological lumen;
positioning, while a portion of the sheath is disposed in the stenosed site, a shaft disposed inside a lumen of the sheath at a postion of the stenosed site;
withdrawing the sheath from the stenosed site while maintaining the shaft in the position of the stenosed site, wherein withdrawing the sheath exposes a portion of the shaft form the lumen of the sheath such that i) a dilation balloon portion of the shaft is arranged in the stenosed site, ii) a removal portion of the shaft comprising a plurality of protruding portuions is disposed on the distal side of the stenosed site, and iii) the sheath is disposed on the proximal side of the stenosed site, and wherein the plurality of protruding portions are capable of removing a secretion secreted from the biological lumen in the stenosed site;
widening the stenosed site by dilating the dilation balloon portion of the shaft while arranged in the stenosed site;
deflating the dilation balloon portion of the shaft while arranged in the stenosed site; and
removing the secretion from the biological lumen by moving the plurality of protruding portions from the distal side of the stenosed site into contact with the secretion in the stenosed site entrapping the secretion in the plurality of protruding portions and then moving the plurality of protruding portions and the secretion entrapped therein from the stenosed site to the proximal side of the stenosed site.

US Pat. No. 10,765,438

ANTI-SKID SURGICAL INSTRUMENT FOR USE IN PREPARING HOLES IN BONE TISSUE

1. An anti-skid surgical instrument for preparing a hole in bone tissue of a patient during surgery, the anti-skid surgical instrument having an elongate structure comprising:a mill head at the end of the elongate structure for removing bone tissue with reduced skidding of the surgical instrument upon contact of the anti-skid surgical instrument with the bone tissue, wherein the mill head is configured to be a concave face with a spike centered in the concave face and extending therefrom, and one or more side-cutting flutes about the longitudinal axis of the elongate structure for cutting into bone tissue;
a shank configured to be inserted into a drill;
a drilling portion between the mill head and the shank, the drilling portion having one or more drill flutes for evacuating removed bone tissue and a guiding part configured to be held by an end effector of a robotic arm; and
a depth control.

US Pat. No. 10,765,437

CLIMBING HARNESS WITH BUILT-IN TOURNIQUET

1. A method for applying a tourniquet to an injured limb, comprising:providing a climbing harness system comprising a main belt and a thigh strap having a body;
disposing on the thigh strap a holder loop and a second loop proximate to the holder loop;
releasably engaging the thigh strap to the main belt;
wrapping the main belt about a user's upper hips;
wrapping the thigh strap around the user's thigh, and releasably engaging the thigh strap to define a closed loop;
engaging the harness system with a rope, and climbing with the rope;
disengaging the thigh strap from the main belt;
looping the thigh strap around the injured limb;
engaging a torsion item with the holder loop by inserting the item between the holder loop and the body of the thigh strap;
rotating the torsion item to twist the holder loop, thereby shortening an effective circumferential length of the closed loop of the thigh strap, and constricting the injured limb;
engaging the torsion item with the second loop to maintain the holder loop in a twisted condition.

US Pat. No. 10,765,434

BIASED-TRACK REVOLVER LOADING SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. An end effector for a surgical clip applier, comprising:an elongate body;
a clip revolver rotatably positioned within the elongate body and providing an inner bore that defines a plurality of clip slots angularly spaced from each other about an inner surface of the inner bore, wherein a plurality of surgical clips are receivable within the plurality of clip slots in a nested helical array;
a clip advancer longitudinally movable within the elongate body and selectively engageable with each surgical clip based on rotation of the clip revolver; and
first and second jaw members extending past a distal end of the elongate body and aligned to receive axially-aligned surgical clips from the clip revolver as the clip advancer advances distally, wherein the clip revolver is rotatable to sequentially align each surgical clip with the first and second jaw members.

US Pat. No. 10,765,433

ENDOLUMINAL ANASTOMOSIS AND TISSUE CLOSURE DEVICES

Mayo Foundation for Medic...

1. A system for creating an anastomosis, the system comprising:a bougie;
an obturator extending from a distal end of the bougie, wherein the obturator includes a portion having an outer diameter relief area;
a stent releasably disposable about at least a portion of the obturator;
a sheath that is slidably engageable with the bougie, the sheath including a distal end portion configured for covering at least a portion of the stent while the stent is disposed about the obturator; and
a plurality of T-fasteners, wherein each of the plurality of T-fasteners are configured to pass through a wall of the stent, and wherein a portion of each of the plurality of T-fasteners are sized to fit within the portion having an outer diameter relief area.

US Pat. No. 10,765,431

ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER

COVIDIEN LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A reposable surgical clip applier, comprising:a handle assembly, including:
a housing defining a body portion and a fixed handle portion extending from the body portion; and
a trigger pivotably connected to the housing and movable relative to the fixed handle portion between an un-actuated position and an actuated position; and
an endoscopic assembly, including:
a proximal hub configured to be selectively engageable with the housing of the handle assembly;
an elongated shaft extending distally from the proximal hub;
an end effector assembly supported at a distal end of the elongated shaft; and
an inner drive assembly disposed within the proximal hub and the elongated shaft and operably coupled to the end effector assembly such that actuation of the trigger of the handle assembly manipulates the end effector assembly, the inner drive assembly including a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the distal portion defines a proximally extending bore therein configured to slidably and concentrically receive at least an elongate member extending from the proximal portion such that the proximal portion may advance within the distal portion upon a blockage of the end effector assembly, thereby permitting the trigger to return to the un-actuated position.

US Pat. No. 10,765,429

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ALERTS ACCORDING TO THE OPERATIONAL STATE OF A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A surgical instrument comprising:an end effector movable between a clamped configuration and an unclamped configuration, the end effector configured to receive a cartridge;
a displacement member movable between a first position and a second position;
an encoder configured to detect a position of the displacement member and provide a signal indicative thereof;
a counting circuit configured to determine an elapsed time and provide a signal indicative thereof; and
a control circuit coupled to the encoder and counting circuit, the control circuit configured to:
determine a velocity of the displacement member based on the signal provided by the encoder and the signal provided by the counting circuit; and
at zero velocity of the displacement member:
determine a configuration of the end effector, and in the clamped configuration of the end effector:
determine whether a position of the displacement member is within a first zone or a second zone relative to a threshold position;
in the first zone, provide a first alert indicating that the surgical instrument is stalled; and
in the second zone, provide a second alert indicating that the cartridge is not present within the end effector.

US Pat. No. 10,765,427

METHOD FOR ARTICULATING A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A method for articulating an end effector of a surgical instrument including an articulation pivot which rotatably connects the end effector to a shaft of the surgical instrument, wherein the articulation pivot defines an articulation axis, wherein the shaft defines a longitudinal shaft axis, wherein the end effector comprises a proximal end, a distal end, and a centerline extending between the proximal end and the distal end, wherein the shaft comprises a closure tube configured to place the end effector in a clamped configuration, wherein the closure tube comprises a proximal tube portion, a distal tube portion, and an intermediate link which rotatably connects the distal tube portion to the proximal tube portion along a link axis, wherein the articulation axis is laterally offset from and does not intersect with the longitudinal shaft axis, wherein said method comprises applying a motivating force to the end effector to rotate the end effector about the articulation axis such that the end effector centerline and the link axis rotate from a non-parallel relationship to a parallel relationship.

US Pat. No. 10,765,426

SYSTEMS FOR COUPLING ADJUNCTS TO AN END EFFECTOR

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A loading system comprising: at least one adjunct material configured to be transferred from an adjunct loading member to one of a first and a second jaw of an end effector, the first and second jaws being configured to clamp tissue therebetween; a polymer layer coupled to a jaw-facing surface of the at least one adjunct material; a supporting member configured to releasably retain the at least one adjunct material; and an adhesive depot having an adhesive configured to transition from a non-flowable state to a flowable state upon an application of heat, when the at least one adjunct material is released from the adjunct loading member and transferred to the one of the first and the second jaw, to retain the at least one adjunct material on the one of the first and the second jaw, wherein the adhesive depot comprises a plurality of individual protrusions formed on a surface of the polymer layer facing one of the first and second jaw and comprising the adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,765,425

ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED MOTORIZED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH AN END EFFECTOR

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A surgical stapling system, comprising:a shaft;
a motorized system configured to generate a low torque rotary motion during a first operating mode and a high torque rotary motion during a second operating mode;
a control system configured to switch between said first operating mode and said second operating mode, wherein said control system comprises a user interface configured to allow a user to selectively switch between said first operating mode and said second operating mode;
an end effector, comprising;
a first jaw, and
a second jaw movable relative to said first jaw between an open position and a clamped position;
an articulation joint disposed proximal to said end effector, wherein said end effector is rotatable relative to said shaft about said articulation joint;
a drive member; and
a rotatable member operably coupled with said motorized system, wherein said rotatable member is in operable engagement with said drive member, wherein said high torque rotary motion from said motorized system moves said drive member to drive said second jaw toward said clamped position, and wherein an opposite direction to release said second jaw and allow said second jaw to move toward said open position.

US Pat. No. 10,765,424

SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A surgical stapler, comprising:an anvil assembly, comprising:
a tissue contacting surface;
a first staple-forming pocket formed in said tissue contacting surface; and
a second staple-forming pocket formed in said tissue contacting surface, wherein said first staple-forming pocket and said second staple-forming pocket each comprise:
a longitudinal axis;
a staple pocket centerline, wherein a said staple pocket centerline of a first staple-forming pocket is neither parallel to nor collinear with a said staple pocket centerline of said second staple-forming pocket;
a first forming cup, comprising:
a first inside portion;
a first outside portion; and
a first interior sidewall extending between said first outside portion and said first inside portion; and
a second forming cup, comprising:
a second inside portion;
a second outside portion; and
a second interior sidewall extending between said second outside portion and said second inside portion, wherein said first forming cup and said second forming cup are laterally offset from said longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,765,423

SUTURE SLEEVE PATCH AND METHODS OF DELIVERY WITHIN AN EXISTING ARTHROSCOPIC WORKFLOW

New York Society for the ...

1. A method of delivering a suture conduit patch to a surgical site of a suture repair procedure performed on a patient, comprising:placing one or more suture anchors at the surgical site;
pressing or screwing one of the one or more suture anchors into a bone, a tendon, a ligament, or a muscle at the surgical site;
while the suture conduit patch is outside of the patient's body, inserting a suture secured to one of the one or more suture anchors completely through the suture conduit patch having a centrally located suture conduit with a length greater than a width and coextensive with the suture conduit patch from a proximal end to a distal end of the suture conduit patch, wherein the suture conduit patch has a flat surface extending from the proximal end to the distal end;
advancing the suture conduit patch along the suture in the centrally located suture conduit; and
securing the suture conduit patch in the surgical site using the suture in the centrally located suture conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,765,422

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PASSING SUTURE THROUGH SOFT TISSUE

Passer Stitch, LLC, Whit...

1. A suture passing device, comprising:a suture;
a hand grip;
a needle assembly comprising a deformable tubular needle, said deformable tubular needle comprising a tissue piercing first distal end, a first internal lumen and a curvilinear portion, said curvilinear portion of said deformable tubular needle being configured to transition from a plurality of constrained states to an unconstrained state, and from said unconstrained state to said plurality of constrained states, said deformable tubular needle first distal end being configured to releasably engage said suture;
a cleat member disposed at least partially within said first internal lumen of said deformable tubular needle, said cleat member comprising a second distal end, said cleat member being configured to protrude distally outward from said deformable tubular needle first internal lumen, said cleat member being configured to pierce and releasably engage said suture; and
an elongated tubular member in communication with said hand grip comprising a third distal end, a second internal lumen and a jaw mechanism,
said second internal lumen being configured to receive said deformable tubular needle and allow said deformable tubular needle to slidably translate therethrough when said deformable tubular needle is in a first constrained state of said plurality of constrained states,
said jaw mechanism being disposed proximate said tubular member third distal end, said jaw mechanism comprising a bottom member, said bottom member comprising proximal and distal ends, said jaw mechanism bottom member comprising a first guide channel in aligned communication with said tubular member second internal lumen, said first guide channel comprising a first curvilinear geometry that is configured to approximate and receive said curvilinear portion of said deformable tubular needle when said deformable tubular needle is slidably translated therethrough, said deformable tubular needle being configured to transition from a second constrained state of said plurality of constrained states to said unconstrained state when said deformable tubular needle is slidably translated into and through said first guide channel,
said jaw mechanism comprising a top member, said top member comprising proximal and distal ends,
said jaw mechanism top member comprising a needle shield in operative communication therewith, said needle shield being configured to deflect and flex when said deformable tubular needle is slidably translated into said needle shield, said needle shield being configured to protect extraneous biological tissue from said deformable tubular needle first distal end, and enable antegrade and retrograde advancement of said suture into and through biological tissue during a surgical procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,765,421

PUSHING TOOL, TISSUE-SUTURING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF SUTURING A HOLLOW ORGAN

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A method of suturing a hollow organ comprising:manipulating a pushing tool having a shaft portion and a linear portion including a pressing portion, so as to form an angle between the shaft portion and the linear portion;
pressing closely the pressing portion extending in a longitudinal direction against an outer surface of the hollow organ;
reducing an internal pressure of the hollow organ to invert a first site with which the pressing portion is in contact while maintaining a state in which the pressing portion is closely pressed against the outer surface; and
suturing a second site and a third site, which face each other across an inversion line formed by inverting the first site, such that a predetermined positional relation is maintained,
wherein the angle formed between the shaft portion and the linear portion is a right angle.

US Pat. No. 10,765,418

KNOTLESS DYNAMIC SUTURE TENSIONING DEVICE AND METHODS

Zimmer, Inc., Warsaw, IN...

1. A surgical tensioning device for holding two tissue portions in contact with one another, the device comprising:a resilient member extending from a first end to a second end;
a suture attachment member disposed at the first end of the resilient member; and
a pressure locking mechanism disposed at the second end of the resilient member and including opposing surfaces for engaging and clamping a length of suture to secure the suture in place without a need for knotting the suture, the pressure locking mechanism comprising:
a hook or loop member including a channel sized to allow passage of the length of suture therethrough; and
a locking member insertable: within the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,765,416

LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE OCCLUDER

LIFETECH SCIENTIFIC (SHEN...

1. A left atrial appendage occluder, comprising:a sealing plate and a fixing frame connected with the sealing plate, wherein the sealing plate comprises a proximal disk surface and a distal disk surface;
the proximal disk surface comprises a proximal seal head and a plurality of elastic proximal supporting rods arranged in a radiated manner in a radial direction, wherein one end of each proximal supporting rod is connected with the proximal seal head, and the other end of each proximal supporting rod is radiated in the radial direction and has a hanging end;
the distal disk surface comprises a distal seal head and a plurality of elastic distal supporting rods arranged in a radiated manner in the radial direction, wherein one end of each distal supporting rod is connected with the distal seal head, and the other end of each distal supporting rod is radiated in the radial direction and has a hanging end; and
a hanging end of each proximal supporting rod is connected with a hanging end of a respective one of the distal supporting rods adjacent to the proximal supporting rod,
wherein each distal supporting rod comprises a distal connecting section and a distal hanging section, one end of each distal connecting section is connected with the distal seal head, and the other end of each distal connecting section is connected with one end of each distal hanging section; the other end of each distal hanging section is connected with the hanging end of one proximal supporting rod, and the distal hanging sections are substantially perpendicular to an axial line of the distal seal head, and
wherein a hardness of the distal connecting section is greater than that of the distal hanging section.

US Pat. No. 10,765,411

OSCILLATING SYRINGE SYSTEM

John Steele Fisher, Bell...

1. A device, comprising:a needle having a cutting tip and a hollow interior;
a syringe coupled to the needle, a tissue chamber being established at least in part by the hollow interior of the needle; and
a motor coupled to the needle to oscillate the needle back and forth relative to the syringe while the tissue chamber is evacuated to facilitate drawing cells from tissue into the tissue chamber, wherein the syringe comprises a barrel and a plunger slidably disposed in the barrel and movable to evacuate the tissue chamber, and the device further comprises:
a plunger activation assembly comprising a receptacle configured for closely receiving a proximal flange of the plunger, and opposed arms extending distally away from the receptacle, at least one of the arms comprising an inclined ramp that abuts a motor activation switch in a first plunger position to activate the motor and that does not abut the motor activation switch in a second plunger position to deactivate the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,765,408

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FERTILITY ESTIMATION

SIMPLE DESIGN LTD., Tort...

1. A method, comprising:an electronic device having a graphical user interface comprising a first region, a second region, a third region and a fourth region, one or more processors and memory storing instructions for execution by the one or more processors:
displaying a user-defined range of dates within the first region of a display area and an interactive cursor at a first location within the first region, the first location corresponding to a first date within the user-defined range of dates, wherein the user-defined range of dates comprises displaying the range of dates in a single straight line and includes multiple portions of a current menstrual cycle and at least one portion of a next menstrual cycle;
based at least in part on the first location of the first date within the user-defined range of dates, identifying one of the multiple portions of the current menstruation cycle corresponding to the first date and determining a first estimated fertility according to the first location of the interactive cursor within the identified portion of the current menstruation cycle;
displaying the first estimated fertility in the second region of the display area distinct from the first region;
detecting a user input at a second location within the first region of the display area distinct from the first location, the user input corresponding to a user selection of a second date in the user-defined range of dates distinct from the first date, and the first date and the second date are within the same identified portion of the current menstrual cycle;
in response to detecting the user input:
dynamically moving the interactive cursor from the first location to the second location;
determining a second estimated fertility that is different from the first estimated fertility according to the second location of the interactive cursor within the same identified portion of the current menstrual cycle;
replacing the first estimated fertility in the second region with the second estimated fertility;
displaying a label for different stages of the current menstrual cycle in the second region of the display area; andconcurrently displaying an indicator for a number of days remaining until the next menstrual cycle in a third region of the display area and concurrently displaying an ovulation indication corresponding to one or more days of peak ovulation in the current menstrual cycle in the third region of the display area, wherein the third region is distinct from the first region, the second region, and the fourth region;and displaying a user-defined symptom in a user symptom input region of the fourth region, wherein the first region, the second region, the third region and the fourth are simultaneously and nonoverlappingly displayed.

US Pat. No. 10,765,394

ANATOMIC RANGE PLANNING IN POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY

Siemens Medical Solutions...

1. A system for anatomic range planning in positron emission tomography (PET), the system comprising:a PET detector;
an x-ray emitter;
an x-ray detector positioned to receive x-rays from the x-ray emitter for generating an x-ray image of a patient;
a bed positioned between the x-ray emitter and the x-ray detector and in the PET detector, the bed moveable within the PET detector; and
a processor configured to determine a speed of the bed for an end portion of an entire region of interest of the patient in the x-ray image and/or (2) an extension of bed movement beyond the entire region of interest of the patient in the x-ray image, the processor configured to determine the speed and/or the extension as a function of a sensitivity profile of the PET detector at the end portion of the entire region of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,765,389

DETECTOR DEVICE COMPRISING A COOLING AIR PATHWAY FOR COOLING AN X-RAY DETECTOR

SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH, ...

1. A detector device, comprising:a cooling air pathway, formed by sidewalls, to cool an X-ray detector, a detector interior space surrounding the X-ray detector, the cooling air pathway running through at least one subregion of the detector interior space; and
a pressure limitation unit including a limitation device, arranged along the cooling air pathway, the limitation device being designed to route a limited volume flow along the cooling air pathway at the X-ray detector, based on an incoming cooling air flow, wherein the limitation device includes a turbulence-producing body in the cooling air pathway.

US Pat. No. 10,765,385

POSITIONING APPARATUS FOR VETERINARY DENTAL FILM AND DIGITAL SENSORS

1. An apparatus for determining the bisecting angle plane of reference in veterinary dentistry comprising:a film or digital sensor holder having a support arm,
a component having a planar surface that remains parallel to the film exposure plane, and two independent components having planar surfaces that freely rotate about the support arm;
wherein the film holder exterior shape depicts a rectangular prism affixed to a shaft aligned such that the major axis of the shaft is colinear with the major axis of the film holder;
wherein the film holder is made up of a semirigid material with elastic properties that allow for small deformations for fitment of a variety of film or digital sensors;
wherein the plurality of planar surface components are detachably affixed to the support arm by means of interfacing surfaces that allow for longitudinal movement along the support arm major axis;
wherein the planar surface parallel to the film sensor is fixed from rotational motion about the shaft axis by means of splines, keys, or other non circular geometric interfacing surfaces between the two components;
wherein two rotating reference planes are detachably affixed to the support arm allowing both longitudinal and rotational motion along and around the support arm major axis.

US Pat. No. 10,765,384

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTRA-OPERATIVE IMAGE ANALYSIS

DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, I...

1. A processor-implemented method to determine an anatomical effect of an implant on a patient, the processor-implemented method comprising:acquiring a preoperative image of a surgical site, wherein the preoperative image depicts a first bone and a second bone, the second bone capable of articulating with respect to the first bone;
acquiring an intraoperative image of the surgical site that depicts at least a portion of the first bone and the implant, wherein the intraoperative image is acquired subsequent to attachment of the implant to at least a portion of the second bone;
determining a first anatomical landmark point on the second bone in the intraoperative image and a corresponding first anatomical landmark point on the second bone in the preoperative image;
registering the intraoperative image and the preoperative image, wherein registration comprises aligning the first anatomical landmark point in the intraoperative image and the corresponding first anatomical landmark point in the preoperative image when the intraoperative image and the preoperative image are overlaid;
determining a longitudinal axis for the second bone in the registered preoperative image;
determining a longitudinal axis and a center of rotation for the second bone in the registered intraoperative image;
determining an angular difference between the second bone in the registered preoperative image and the second bone in the registered intraoperative image based on: (i) the longitudinal axis in the registered preoperative image, and (ii) the longitudinal axis and the center of rotation in the registered intraoperative image;
re-registering the intraoperative image and the preoperative image so that the first bone in the intraoperative image and the first bone in the preoperative image are aligned when the intraoperative image and the preoperative image are overlaid;
determining a point of rotation of the second bone with respect to the first bone in the re-registered intraoperative and preoperative images;
determining a location of a corrected anatomical landmark point, wherein the location of the corrected anatomical landmark point is determined based on a projected location of the first anatomical landmark point after the second bone in the re-registered intraoperative image is rotated about the point of rotation of the second bone by the angular difference;
calculating parameters pertaining to a difference between a location of the first anatomical landmark point in the re-registered preoperative image and the location of the corrected anatomical landmark point; and
initiating display of one or more of the calculated parameters on a display.

US Pat. No. 10,765,383

IMAGING WITH ENHANCED X-RAY RADIATION

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An X-ray imaging apparatus, comprising:a source for generating X-ray radiation emitting a polychromatic spectrum of X-ray energies;
an object receiving space for arranging an object of interest for X-ray imaging;
an X-ray collimator arrangement; and
an X-ray mirror arrangement;
wherein the X-ray collimator arrangement comprises at least a pre-collimator arranged between the source and the object receiving space for providing collimated X-ray radiation to the object receiving space;
wherein the X-ray mirror arrangement is arranged between the source and the pre-collimator;
wherein the X-ray mirror arrangement comprises a set of two mirrors for guiding X-ray radiation of the source by providing total reflection of the whole polychromatic spectrum of X-ray energies of a part of the X-ray radiation in order to deflect the part of the X-ray radiation towards the pre-collimator such that in the region of the object receiving space enhanced radiation is provided in form of unreflected primary X-ray radiation in combination with secondary X-ray radiation by total reflection; and
wherein the mirrors of the set of two mirrors are facing one another with an angle of spread (?m) larger than zero, such that the set of mirrors providing an X-ray entrance having an entrance width and an X-ray exit having an exit width, which is smaller than the entrance width.

US Pat. No. 10,765,381

RADIATION IMAGING APPARATUS

SHIMADZU CORPORATION, Ky...

1. A radiation imaging apparatus, comprising:a radiation irradiation unit;
a radiation detector that detects a radiation that is irradiated from the radiation irradiation unit and transmits through a subject; and
a radiation irradiation unit movement mechanism that moves said radiation irradiation unit in a body axis direction of said subject and oscillates said radiation irradiation unit to adjust a radiation irradiation direction, which is a facing direction to said radiation detector, along with a movement of said radiation irradiation unit;
wherein the radiation imaging apparatus performs a tomosynthesis imaging that carries out a plurality of imagings relative to said subject while moving said radiation irradiation unit following performing a pre-shot imaging, in which an imaging relative to the subject is carried out while said movement of said radiation irradiation unit is suspending;
the radiation imaging apparatus further comprising:
a protocol storage that stores a plurality of protocols corresponding to each said imaging;
a display that displays an imaging condition corresponding to a presently selected protocol from said plurality of protocols; and
a control unit that displays said imaging condition for said tomosynthesis imaging on said display along with said imaging condition for said pre-shot imaging when said protocol for said pre-shot imaging is selected in a case of that said pre-shot imaging and said tomosynthesis imaging are registered in a temporally-continuous protocol among said plurality of protocols stored in said protocol storage.

US Pat. No. 10,765,379

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MEDICAL ALERT MANAGEMENT

Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.,...

1. A system for managing machine-generated medical alerts, the system comprising:a receiver circuit configured to receive a medical event detected from a patient and information of historical medical alerts associated with the patient;
an alert prioritizer circuit configured to generate an event priority indicator for the detected medical event using the detected medical event and the information of historical medical alerts;
a patient identifier circuit configured to identify a prolific alert patient, the prolific alert patient having a quantity of historical medical alerts exceeding a threshold quantity value during a specified time period; and
an output circuit configured to adjust an alert timing or an alert order based on the generated event priority indicator, and to schedule a presentation of the detected medical event using the identification of the prolific alert patient.

US Pat. No. 10,765,378

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING PHYSIOLOGICAL STATUS OF USERS BASED ON MARKER-LESS MOTION CAPTURE AND GENERATING APPROPRIATE REMEDIATION PLANS

PREACTION TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A method, comprising:capturing, with one or more cameras, one or more views of a user within a designated space, as the user is performing one or more sets of motions;
receiving, with a computing system, the captured one or more views of the user for each of the one or more sets of motions;
determining, with the computing system, dynamic relationships among two or more body parts of the user for each of the one or more sets of motions, based at least in part on an analysis of the captured one or more views of the user for each of the one or more sets of motions;
comparing, with the computing system, the dynamic relationships among the two or more body parts of the user with dynamic relationships among corresponding two or more body parts of each of a plurality of users for each of the one or more sets of motions, the corresponding two or more body parts of each of the plurality of users for each of the one or more sets of motions being retrieved from a database; and
determining, with the computing system, a physiological status of the user based at least in part on the comparison of the dynamic relationships among the two or more body parts of the user with dynamic relationships among corresponding two or more body parts of each of a plurality of users for each of the one or more sets of motions;
wherein determining the physiological status of the user comprises identifying, with the computing system, a type of injury or injury risk that the user has from among types of injuries comprising a knee injury, an ankle sprain, an Achilles tear, a groin pull, a groin injury, a hamstring strain, a hamstring injury, a hip impingement, shin splints, tennis elbow, medial tibial stress syndrome (“MTSS”), tibial stress fracture, and patellofemoral pain syndrome (“PFPS”), based at least in part on the comparison of the dynamic relationships among the two or more body parts of the user with dynamic relationships among corresponding two or more body parts of each of a plurality of users for each of the one or more sets of motions.

US Pat. No. 10,765,374

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ADAPTABLE PRESENTATION OF SENSOR DATA

Valencell, Inc., Raleigh...

1. A method of presenting data from a remote sensor that is monitoring a subject and/or an environment in a vicinity of the subject, the method comprising the following performed by a client device:obtaining a data stream from the remote sensor via a communication protocol, wherein the data stream comprises a sensor metric, a metric identifier, and dynamically updated integrity information about an accuracy of the sensor metric;
identifying a statistical distribution function associated with the remote sensor via a function selector provided as part of the communication protocol; and
displaying the sensor metric with statistical information about the sensor metric using the identified statistical distribution function via a display associated with the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,765,373

REAL-TIME DENOISING AND PREDICTION FOR A CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORING SYSTEM

Senseonics, Incorporated,...

1. An analyte monitoring system comprising:an analyte sensor including an analyte indicator that exhibits one or more detectable properties based on an amount or concentration of an analyte in proximity to the analyte indicator, wherein the analyte sensor is configured to generate one or more raw signals indicative of one or more analyte amounts or concentrations; and
a transmitter configured to (i) receive from the analyte sensor one or more first raw signals indicative of analyte concentration, (ii) estimate one or more time-varying parameters for a real-time filtering technique at a first time, (iii) denoise the one or more first raw signals using a real-time filtering technique with the one or more time-varying parameters estimated at the first time, (iv) receive from the analyte sensor one or more second raw signals indicative of analyte concentration, (v) estimate the one or more time-varying parameters for the real-time filtering technique at a second time, and (vi) denoise the one or more second raw signals using the real-time filtering technique with the one or more time-varying parameters estimated at the second time;
wherein the one or more time-varying parameters include an error variance.

US Pat. No. 10,765,371

METHOD TO PROJECT A TWO DIMENSIONAL IMAGE/PHOTO ONTO A 3D RECONSTRUCTION, SUCH AS AN EPICARDIAL VIEW OF HEART

BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL)...

1. A system configured to generate a three-dimensional (3D) texture map of an epicardial surface of a cardiac structure, the system comprising:a processing device configured to acquire anatomical data of the cardiac structure and generate a 3D model of the cardiac structure;
a catheter configured to be inserted into an epicardium of the cardiac structure, the catheter comprising:
an image sensor configured to capture a plurality of images of the epicardial surface of the cardiac structure and provide the plurality of images to the processing device, wherein the plurality of images include textural details of the epicardial surface;
at least one location sensor configured to generate, for each of the plurality images, corresponding location, orientation and distance information and provide the corresponding location, orientation and distance information to the processing device;
the processing device further configured to generate the 3D texture map of the epicardial surface of the cardiac structure by selecting a subset of images from the plurality of images of the epicardial surface of the cardiac structure based on the corresponding location, orientation and distance information to minimize redundant information in the subset of images, and stitching the subset of images to the 3D model of the cardiac structure using the corresponding location, orientation and distance information;
the processing device configured to provide the 3D texture map of the epicardial surface of the cardiac structure to a visual display device; and
the visual display device configured to visually display the 3D texture map of the epicardial surface of the cardiac structure.

US Pat. No. 10,765,370

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NEUROLOGICAL TRAFFIC AND/OR RECEPTOR FUNCTIONAL EVALUATION AND/OR MODIFICATION

Autonomix Medical, INC., ...

1. A guidewire, comprising:an elongate body dimensioned for insertion into a lumen within a body; and
a sensing tip electrically and mechanically coupled to the elongate body, the sensing tip being configured to interface with the wall of the lumen and to convey one or more electrophysiological signals associated with an electrophysiological activity in the vicinity of an anatomical site of interest within the vicinity of the lumen;
wherein the sensing tip comprises:
a flexible substrate comprising a base portion and two or more tines extending from the base portion;
a plurality of electrodes disposed on each of the two or more tines extending from the base portion of the flexible substrate; and
one or more microcircuits disposed on the base portion of the flexible substrate, the one or more microcircuits being coupled to (i) the plurality of electrodes disposed on the two or more tines extending from the base portion of the flexible substrate and (ii) one or more lead wires.

US Pat. No. 10,765,369

ANALYTE SENSOR

MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC., ...

1. A medical sensing device for sensing an analyte, the medical sensing device comprising:a case having a lower major wall adapted to be mounted against a skin of a patient, and an upper major wall opposing the lower major wall;
a sensor extending from the case and having a distal end sensitive to the analyte to produce an electrical signal, and a proximal end within the case having electrical contacts;
a printed circuit board assembly within the case and supported by the lower major wall, the printed circuit board assembly comprising contact pads to receive the electrical signal via the electrical contacts of the sensor; and
an elastomeric pad disposed in the case and sandwiched between the upper major wall and the proximal end of the sensor, wherein the upper major wall compresses and biases the elastomeric pad to urge the proximal end of the sensor into contact with the printed circuit board assembly and to maintain an electrical connection between the electrical contacts of the sensor and the contact pads of the printed circuit board assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,765,366

APPLIANCE

OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd...

1. An appliance having a plurality of functions including a blood pressure measurement function and including a belt that is configured to be worn around a wrist of a user, the appliance comprising:a fluid bladder disposed in the belt;
an acceleration sensor configured to produce an acceleration signal representing an acceleration of the belt;
a first main body comprising a first display region that is positioned in an area of the belt that corresponds to a volar-side surface or a radius-side surface of the wrist; and
a second main body comprising:
a second display region that is positioned in an area of the belt that corresponds to a back-side surface of the wrist;
a pump configured to supply air to the fluid bladder;
a pump driving circuit configured to drive the pump; and
a pressure sensor configured to detect pressure in the fluid bladder,
wherein the second main body is larger in size than the first main body,
wherein the appliance includes a control unit that detects, based on the acceleration signal, whether or not a posture of the wrist is within an acceptable range of a recommended blood pressure measurement posture, and performs a first control, upon detection that the wrist is within an acceptable range of a recommended blood pressure measurement posture, for setting the first display region in a display mode for displaying a blood pressure measurement information only on the first display region and for setting the second display region in a non-display mode, and further performs blood pressure measurement,
wherein the information that needs to be displayed includes at least blood pressure values obtained through the blood pressure measurement, and
wherein, when the user wearing the appliance looks into the first display region, a wrist posture of the wrist to which the appliance is attached matches a recommended blood pressure measurement posture and is correct for the blood pressure measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,765,365

SMART BRACELET

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A smart bracelet, having a length direction, comprising: a first pulse detector and a blood flow sensor sequentially arranged along the length direction, wherein, the blood flow sensor is configured for identifying a blood flow direction and generating and sending a blood flow direction signal, the blood flow direction is a direction away from the smart bracelet or a direction that flows to the smart bracelet; the first pulse detector is configured for detecting a pulse signal,the smart bracelet further comprises a processor in communicatively connection with the blood flow sensor and the first pulse detector, the processor being configured for receiving the blood flow direction signal sent by the blood flow sensor, and determining whether the smart bracelet is worn on a left hand or a right hand of a human body according to both of the received blood flow direction signal and whether or not the first pulse detector detects a pulse signal.

US Pat. No. 10,765,356

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRACKING TOOLS IN COMPUTER-ASSISTED SURGERY

ORTHOSOFT ULC, Montreal ...

1. A system for tracking a bone-altering tool in computer-assisted surgery, comprising:a first trackable reference adapted to be secured to a first bone, with a first frame of reference being associated with the first trackable reference, the first frame of reference including landmarks and a coordinate system representative of the first bone;
at least one sensor configured to track movements of the first trackable reference;
a bone-altering tool without any trackable reference, the bone-altering tool adapted to be secured to the first bone in a secured configuration with the first trackable reference being at a first location on the first bone and the bone-altering tool being at a second location separate from the first trackable reference, the bone-altering tool having a bone-altering portion facing away from the first bone when the bone-altering tool is secured to the bone in said secured configuration, the bone-altering portion adapted to alter a second bone;
a calculator to calculate at least an orientation of the first frame of reference; and
an alteration parameter calculator to determine at least an orientation of the bone-altering tool in said secured configuration in the coordinate system as a function of the tracking of the first frame of reference and using a virtual model of the bone-altering tool, the virtual model of the bone-altering tool being registered in the coordinate system of the bone and including a virtual model portion of said bone-altering portion in the coordinate system, the alteration parameter calculator using a virtual model of the second bone to calculate an alteration of the second bone during alteration by the bone-altering portion of the bone-altering tool.

US Pat. No. 10,765,353

CALIBRATION METHODS FOR A BANDAGE-TYPE ANALYTE SENSOR

Verily Life Sciences LLC,...

1. A body-mountable device comprising:a single substrate, wherein the single substrate is configured to be mounted on or within a human body;
a sensor that is disposed on the single substrate and that is configured to generate an electrical signal, wherein the electrical signal is related to a physiological property;
an analog-to-digital converter that is disposed on the single substrate, wherein the analog-to-digital converter is configured to receive the electrical signal generated by the sensor and to generate digital codes related to the received electrical signal;
a memory that is disposed on the single substrate; and
one or more processors that are disposed on the single substrate and that are operably coupled to the analog-to-digital converter and the memory, wherein the one or more processors are configured to perform controller operations comprising:
obtaining calibration data;
operating the sensor to generate a plurality of samples of the electrical signal related to the physiological property;
operating the analog-to-digital converter, during a first period of time that is subsequent to obtaining the calibration data, to generate a plurality of digital codes corresponding to respective samples of the electrical signal generated by the sensor;
recording the generated plurality of digital codes in the memory;
determining, subsequent to the first period of time, that a trigger condition is met, wherein determining that a trigger condition is met comprises at least one of: (i) receiving a user input, or (ii) receiving radio frequency energy to power the body-mountable device; and
responsive to determining that the trigger condition is met, using the calibration data to convert at least one digital code recorded in the memory into a value of the physiological property.

US Pat. No. 10,765,351

INTERCONNECT FOR ON-BODY ANALYTE MONITORING DEVICE

ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC....

1. A method for monitoring an analyte level, the method comprising:positioning at least a portion of an analyte sensor under a skin layer and in contact with a bodily fluid of a user; and
communicating, through an interconnect, one or more signals indicative of an analyte level from the analyte sensor to an electronics unit, wherein the electronics unit comprises a circuit board, and wherein the interconnect comprises:
a first portion electrically connecting a first surface of the circuit board to an electrical contact of the analyte sensor; and
a second portion coupled from the analyte sensor to a second surface of the electronics unit,
wherein the first and second portions are compressible.

US Pat. No. 10,765,347

GAIT ANALYSIS DEVICE AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

TDK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A gait analysis device for observing a walking condition of a subject and preventing the subject from falling, the device comprising:a hardware processor;
an acceleration sensor; and
a memory for storing processor-executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to control the gait analysis device to at least:
receive acceleration data from the acceleration sensor indicative of acceleration of the subject at or near a waist of the subject;
calculate a variance of the acceleration data in each first setting time period;
determine sequential variances are continuously equal to or less than a threshold value for a second setting timing period or longer, and thereafter the sequential variances continuously exceed the threshold value for a third setting time period or longer, and determine, as a walking start point, a time at which acceleration data corresponding to a last one of the variances equal to or less than the threshold value is obtained, the second setting time period and the third setting time period being both longer than the first setting time period; and
estimate a walking condition and a fall risk of the subject subsequent to the walking start point by at least:
calculating a feature quantity of the received acceleration data of the subject for a transitional time period that starts from the walking start point and calculating a variation based on the feature quantity, the calculated feature quantity including at least an average value of the acceleration data in a horizontal direction orthogonal to a moving direction of the subject for the transitional time period; and
estimating the risk that the subject will fall based on the calculated feature quantity and the calculated variation, the estimating using a pattern recognition algorithm that is based on a learned relationship between class labels indicative of different risk levels and values of the feature quantity and variation based thereon for test subjects while walking.

US Pat. No. 10,765,345

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A LENGTH OF AN OBJECT USING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

12. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium having recorded thereon at least one program including instructions for performing a method of providing a service regarding a body of a user, the method comprising:controlling a communication interface to receive information about a waist size of the user from a smart belt apparatus;
controlling the communication interface to receive information about a motion of the user from the smart belt apparatus; and
controlling a display to provide information about a body state of the user, based on the received information about the waist size of the user and the received information about the motion of the user,
wherein the waist size of the user is measured by the smart belt apparatus based on whether a current posture of the user is a reference posture that is pre-defined,
wherein the method further comprises:
correcting the measured waist size based on a first tension value corresponding to the reference posture based on a determination that the current posture of the user is the reference posture; and
correcting the measured waist size based on a second tension value estimated from the first tension value by using a human body modeling information based on a determination that the current posture of the user is not the reference posture.

US Pat. No. 10,765,341

FEET POSITIONING SYSTEM FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING STUDIES

1. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system to control the orientation of a foot of an individual during a MRI scanning process, the system comprising a foot positioning device, wherein said foot positioning device comprises:(a) a foot support section that includes:
1. a foot support surface to situate said foot of said individual in a fixed position relative to the foot positioning device; wherein said foot support surface comprises at least two image marker elements that are visible when MRI images are recorded;
2. an arch for a heel adapted to be positioned behind the heel of the individual and sliding regarding said foot support surface;
3. means to fix the foot of the individual on said foot support surface during the scanning process;
(b) a leg support section including:
1. a leg support to situate a leg of said individual in a fixed position regarding the foot positioning device;
2. means to fix said leg of the individual to said leg support during the scanning process;
(c) a foot positioning device base adapted to allow that the foot support surface and the leg support section be fixed in said base and positioned on a scanning bed; wherein said foot positioning device is adapted to be inserted into a radiofrequency (RF) coil of the MRI system for scanning in a reproducible position regarding an axis of a static magnetic field of said MRI system.

US Pat. No. 10,765,332

DETECTION OF THE HEARTBEAT IN CRANIAL ACCELEROMETER DATA USING INDEPENDENT COMPONENT ANALYSIS

BRAINLAB AG, Munich (DE)...

1. A system for determining a heartbeat signal describing the heartbeat of a patient, the system comprising:a plurality of acceleration sensors disposable on a surface of an anatomical body part of the patient and configured to generate acceleration signals for measuring an acceleration of the surface;
at least one computer being operatively coupled to the acceleration sensors and configured to receive information corresponding to the acceleration signals from the acceleration sensors and to acquire acceleration measurement data based on that information,
wherein the at least one computer comprises at least one processor configured to execute computer-executable instructions for a method for determining a heartbeat signal describing the heartbeat of a patient in the time domain, the instructions, when executed, configure the at least one processor to:
acquire, at the at least one processor, acceleration measurement data describing an acceleration in the time domain of an anatomical body part measured on an external surface of the anatomical body part;
determine, by the at least one processor, component analysis data describing a result of an independent component analysis in the time domain of the acceleration measurement data;
acquire, at the at least one processor, heartbeat template data describing template shapes of heartbeat in the time domain;
determine, by the at least one processor and based on the component analysis data and the heartbeat template data, recurrent shape data describing a recurrence of certain signal shapes in the component analysis data; and
determine, by the at least one processor and based on the recurrent shape data, heartbeat signal data describing a time series of the heartbeat.

US Pat. No. 10,765,330

PROBE FOR PULSE PHOTOMETRY

NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION,...

1. A pulse photometry probe comprising:a holding member that includes a contact face which is to be in contact with living tissue of a patient and a lower sheet in which a through hole is formed;
an emitter that is placed in the holding member;
a detector that is placed in the holding member and detects light emitted from the emitter;
a spacer that is disposed between the contact face and the emitter and has an opening;
a transparent member that is disposed between the contact face and the emitter, covers the opening of the spacer, and is harder than the holding member; and
a heat radiation layer that is disposed between the spacer and the lower sheet and has a thermal conductivity that is higher than a thermal conductivity of the spacer,
wherein an air layer defined by the opening is disposed between an emitting face of the emitter and the contact face, and
wherein the transparent member, emitter, detector, and opening of the spacer are aligned along a linear direction.

US Pat. No. 10,765,326

BODY-WORN SYSTEM FOR MEASURING CONTINUOUS NON-INVASIVE BLOOD PRESSURE (CNIBP)

SOTERA WIRLESS, INC., Sa...

1. A system for measuring a blood pressure value from a patient, comprising:(a) an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor configured to generate a first time-dependent waveform which is an ECG waveform;
(b) a second sensor configured to generate a second time-dependent waveform which is a photoplethysmogram waveform;
(c) a third sensor comprising a cuff system configured to apply pressure to a portion of the patient's vasculature at a position on an arm of the patient between the ECG sensor and the second sensor and to generate a third time-dependent waveform indicative of the applied pressure; and
(d) a processing component configured to be worn on the patient's body and comprising a microprocessor and a serial transceiver, the processing component programmed to:
(i) communicate with the first sensor to receive the first time-dependent waveform;
(ii) communicate with the second sensor to receive the second time-dependent waveform;
(iii) determine a first time point for ventricular depolarization in a cardiac cycle from the first time-dependent waveform;
(iv) determine a second time point for arrival of a pressure pulse corresponding to the same cardiac cycle from the second time-dependent waveform;
(v) calculate a time difference between the first and second time points;
(vi) communicate with the third sensor to receive the third time-dependent waveform and determine a series of time differences determined in (v) as a function of pressure applied by the third sensor as the cuff applies increasing pressure to the portion of the patient's vasculature, the increasing pressure reaching a systolic pressure for the patient; and
(vii) determine an equation which relates the series of time differences determined in (vi) to a series of respective effective mean arterial pressures for the patient representing a mean pressure in the patient's arm;
wherein the processing component, upon determining the equation in (vii), is further configured to determine a continuous noninvasive blood pressure (cNIBP) measurement for the patient by recursively performing the following steps:
(viii) performing steps (i)-(v) in the absence of any pressure applied by the cuff to determine a series of time differences;
(ix) determining a rolling average time difference value from the series of time differences over a time period of between 10 and 120 seconds;
(x) if any time difference(s) from the series of time differences differ from the rolling average time difference by more than one standard deviation, discarding such time difference(s) and recalculating the rolling average time difference without the discarded time difference(s);
(xi) determining a current mean arterial pressure from the rolling average time difference value and the equation determined in (vii); and
(xii) displaying the current mean arterial pressure,
wherein the cNIBP measurement is performed once every one second or less.

US Pat. No. 10,765,317

OPHTHALMOLOGICAL IMAGING DEVICE

TOPCON CORPORATION, Itab...

1. An ophthalmological imaging device comprising:an objective lens;
an interference optical system that divides light from a light source into measurement light and reference light, causes the measurement light to become incident on a subject's eye via the objective lens, and detects interference light between the reference light and return light of the measurement light that has exited from the subject's eye and passed through the objective lens;
an image forming unit that forms an image of the subject's eye based on a detection result of the interference light which are acquired by the interference optical system;
an optical member having a surface that includes an absorbing member for absorbing light, the optical member capable of being disposed in an optical path of the measurement light between the objective lens and the subject's eye, for absorbing the measurement light;
an analyzer that analyzes a first detection result of the interference light which are acquired by the interference optical system while the optical member is in a state of being disposed in the optical path, and a second detection result of the interference light which are acquired by the interference optical system while the optical member is in a state of having been removed from the optical path, to eliminate noise in the second detection result or in an image based on the second detection result, wherein the noise in the second detection result or in the image based on the second detection result includes noise components due to a setting state of the optical member on the optical path of the measurement light, the noise components including noise due to reflection from a lens surface of the objective lens; and
a driver that is capable of disposing and removing the optical member in the optical path of the measurement light between the objective lens and the subject's eye.

US Pat. No. 10,765,316

OPHTHALMIC INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, OPHTHALMIC INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

TOPCON CORPORATION, Itab...

1. An ophthalmic information processing system comprising:a receiver that receives morphological data of an eye fundus of a subject and background data of the subject; and
a processor that executes optic nerve head shape classification, using an artificial intelligence-based classifier, based on the morphological data and the background data.

US Pat. No. 10,765,315

WIDE FIELD OF VIEW, HIGH OPTICAL POWER DISPOSABLE RETINA VIEWING SYSTEM

Alcon Inc., Fribourg (CH...

1. A system for high-resolution, wide-angle viewing of a retina comprising:an ophthalmic microscope having a lens arrangement for viewing images formed from a beam of light reflected from an eye;
a front lens attachment configured to alternatively position a lens holder into and out of the beam of light;
a wide field of view optical system including:
a first lens having a diffractive surface on at least one surface of the first lens;
a second lens, wherein the first lens and second lens combine to form a substantially achromatic doublet; and
a shared housing configured to house the first lens and the second lens and configured to couple with the lens holder such that, when the lens holder is positioned in the beam of light, the first lens and the second lens are positioned coaxially with the beam of light and allow the ophthalmic microscope to view a high-resolution image of the retina of the eye.

US Pat. No. 10,765,311

EYE PATCH AND RELATED METHOD

1. An eye patch, comprising:a single layer substrate comprising a sheet of material having a first region and a second region, the substrate including an outer edge extending around the substrate and a slit defined entirely by a single line extending through the substrate from a point on the outer edge of the first region to an interior point of the substrate so as to form a first flap and a second flap,
a first adhesive portion applied to the substrate near the first region such that the first and second flaps each receive part of the first adhesive portion with the slit extending between the respective parts of the first adhesive portion received on the first and second flaps so that the respective parts of the first adhesive portion are positioned directly on opposite sides of the slit, and adjacent the slit, with the slit extending therebetween, and
a second adhesive portion applied to the substrate near the second region, the second adhesive portion being discontinuous with the first adhesive portion,
wherein the first and second flaps are configured to be placed into an overlapping arrangement and adhered together by the first adhesive portion to give the eye patch a generally cupped shape, and wherein the first and second adhesive portions provide two locations, and the eye patch is sized and shaped, for adhering the eye patch to the periorbital tissue located on opposite sides of an eye so as to occlude the eye,
and further wherein the substrate is rounded near the first region and enlarged relative to the second region which is tapered at a tapered tab located near the second region in both a planar and cupped form of the eye patch.

US Pat. No. 10,765,308

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRACKING IN A MEDICAL PROCEDURE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A tracking system for use in a medical procedure, comprisingan endoscope including:
a body having a distal end and at least one channel formed therein, the body being adapted for insertion through a patient anatomy of a patient to reach a target region;
an accelerometer connected to the body through the at least one channel and positioned in proximity to the distal end and configure to obtain acceleration data while being moved through the patient anatomy towards the target region;
an imaging device connected to the body and configured to obtain a real-time image of the patient anatomy; and
a light source connected to the body; and
a remote processor configured to receive the acceleration data from the accelerometer, to determine an orientation of the endoscope with respect to the patient anatomy based on the acceleration data;
to determine a first bifurcation in bifurcated bronchi of the patient anatomy using the real-time image to determine directions at the first bifurcation of the patient anatomy, to compare the determined directions at the first bifurcation with an expected direction into the bifurcated bronchi at the first bifurcation based on the acceleration data from the accelerometer and an assumed patient orientation, to determine a deviation between the determined directions and the expected direction, and to correct the assumed patient orientation by the deviation to generate a first corrected assumed patient orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,765,305

CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY OF A MULTIPLE VIEWING ELEMENTS ENDOSCOPE

EndoChoice, Inc., Alphar...

1. An assembly for a tip section of an endoscope, the assembly comprising:a printed circuit board configured to move from a unfolded configuration to a folded configuration, the printed circuit board comprising:
a U-shaped carrier including a first arm, a second arm, and a base connecting the first arm to the second arm,
a first strip connected to the first arm, wherein the first strip is coplanar with the first arm in the unfolded configuration of the printed circuit board, and wherein the first strip extends transverse to the first arm in the folded configuration of the printed circuit board,
at least one panel protruding from an edge portion of the first strip, wherein the at least one panel is coplanar with the first strip in the unfolded configuration of the printed circuit board, and wherein the at least one panel extends transverse to the first strip in the folded configuration of the printed circuit board, and
a second strip connected to the second arm, wherein the second strip is coplanar with the second arm in the unfolded configuration of the printed circuit board, wherein the second strip extends transverse to the second arm in the folded configuration of the printed circuit board, and wherein the second strip extends parallel to the first strip;
at least one illuminator coupled to at least one of the U-shaped carrier and the at least one panel;
at least one image sensor received between opposing edges of the printed circuit board with the printed circuit board in the folded configuration; and
a heat sink configured to receive the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,765,304

ENDOSCOPIC SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING IN VIVO PROCEDURES

Bio-Medical Engineering (...

1. An endoscopic system configurable to be provided in a cavity of a patient, the endoscopic system comprising:a first main body, the first main body being an elongated body, the first main body including:
a first end, the first end of the first main body located at a distal end of the first main body, the first end of the first main body controllable to bend in a plurality of directions;
a first anchor assembly at the first end of the first main body, the first anchor assembly including:
a first expandable member secured to the first main body, the first expandable member configurable to expand radially away from the first main body;
a second expandable member secured to the first main body, the second expandable member configurable to expand radially away from the first main body; and
a first negative pressure opening provided on the first main body between the first expandable member and the second expandable member, the first negative pressure opening configurable to apply a negative pressure;
wherein the first expandable member, the second expandable member, and the first negative pressure opening are configured to cooperate to sufficiently anchor the first main body to an interior wall forming a colonic lumen so as to withstand a force of at least 0.1 N when the first and second expandable members are expanded radially away from the first main body and the first negative pressure opening applies a negative pressure;
a second main body, the second main body being an elongated body having a main cavity, the main cavity housing at least a portion of the first main body and not housing at least a portion of the first end of the first main body, the second main body including:
a first end, the first end of the second main body located at a distal end of the second main body, the first end of the second main body controllable to bend in a plurality of directions, wherein the bending of the first end of the second main body is controllable independently from the bending of the first end of the first main body;
a second anchor assembly at the first end of the second main body, the second anchor assembly including:
a third expandable member secured to the second main body, the third expandable member configurable to expand radially away from the second main body; and
a second negative pressure opening provided on the second main body, the second negative pressure opening configurable to apply a negative pressure, wherein the third expandable member is positioned between the second negative pressure opening and a most distal portion of the first end of the second main body; and
a head assembly, the head assembly being an elongated body, the head assembly including:
a first end portion and second end portion opposite to the first end portion of the head assembly, at least a portion of the first end portion of the head assembly housed within and adjacent the first end of the first main body, wherein a length of the head assembly is between about 10-100 mm. wherein at least a portion of the head assembly that extends outwardly away from the first end of the first main body is configurable to bend in a plurality of directions, wherein the bending of the portion of the head assembly that extends outwardly away from the first end of the first main body is controllable independently from the bending of the first end of the first main body; and
a suction/irrigation opening provided at the most distal portion of the second end portion of the head assembly, the suction/irrigation opening configurable to enable an exchange of fluids and/or solids between an exterior of the most distal portion of the second end portion of the head assembly and the endoscopic system;
wherein the first main body and second main body are configurable to slide relative to one another in such a way that a length of the first main body that extends outwardly away from the first end of the second main body is adjustable; and
wherein the head assembly and first main assembly are configurable to slide relative to one another in such a way that a length of the head assembly that extends outwardly away from the first end of the first main body is adjustable.

US Pat. No. 10,765,303

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DRIVING MEDICAL INSTRUMENT

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A robotic surgical system, comprising:a medical instrument comprising an outer body and an inner body configured to be driven through a lumen in the outer body;
a set of one or more instrument manipulators configured to control movement of the outer and inner bodies;
a set of one or more user input devices;
a set of one or more processors; and
at least one computer-readable memory in communication with the set of processors and having stored thereon computer-executable instructions to cause the set of processors to:
receive, via the set of user input devices, a command to drive the medical instrument while a drive mode of the medical instrument is in a paired drive mode,
control movement of the outer and inner bodies using the set of one or more instrument manipulators to drive the medical instrument and maintain a distal end of the inner body to extend from a distal end of the outer body at a predetermined distance while the medical instrument is in the paired drive mode,
control co-articulation of the outer and inner bodies, wherein an amount of the co-articulation is based on the predetermined distance,
receive, via the set of user input devices, a change drive mode command, and
in response to receiving the change drive mode command, change the drive mode of the medical instrument from the paired drive mode to an unpaired drive mode.

US Pat. No. 10,765,302

CONVERTER DEVICE FOR LARYNGOSCOPY

1. A converter device for a tracheal intubation laryngoscope, the laryngoscope comprising a blade having a straight section and a curved section and a light source, for providing a viewing system to facilitate the visualization of the vocal cords and the glottis in tracheal intubation procedures, the converter device being configured to be coupled to the blade of the laryngoscope and comprising:a central body of a substantially tubular geometry, comprising a through hole configured to receive an imaging system,
an upper wing departing from a side of the central body and configured to be coupled to the curved section of the blade, the upper wing comprising:
an adjustment portion made of an elastic material adaptable to the curved section of the blade, and
a fastening portion for preventing lateral and anteroposterior movement of the converter device once anchored to the laryngoscope, and
a lower wing departing from the other side of the central body and configured to be coupled on the straight section of the blade, comprising a fastening section made of an elastic material adaptable to an edge of the straight section.

US Pat. No. 10,765,301

SURGICAL APPARATUS FOR ENDOSCOPE AND EXTERIOR TUBE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A surgical apparatus for an endoscope comprising:an outer tube that guides an insertion part of a medical instrument into a body cavity, wherein the outer tube includes
an outer tube body having a distal end, a base end, and a longitudinal axis,
a first distal end opening and a second distal end opening provided at the distal end of the outer tube body,
a first base end opening and a second base end opening provided at the base end of the outer tube body,
a first insertion passage that is provided along the longitudinal axis of the outer tube body, and allows the first distal end opening and the first base end opening to communicate with each other and a first medical instrument to be inserted therethrough so as to be movable forward and backward,
a second insertion passage that is provided along the longitudinal axis of the outer tube body, allows the second distal end opening and the second base end opening to communicate with each other, and has a second medical instrument inserted therethrough to be movable forward and backward, and
an interlocking member that has a first coupling part to be coupled to the first medical instrument inserted through the first insertion passage and a second coupling part to be coupled to the second medical instrument inserted through the second insertion passage, and is movable forward and backward inside the outer tube body; and
an exterior tube, wherein the outer tube is sheathed within the exterior tube,
wherein the exterior tube includes
an exterior tube main body having a base end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis,
a distal end opening provided at the distal end of the exterior tube main body,
a base end opening provided at the base end of the exterior tube main body,
an insertion passage that is provided along the longitudinal axis of the exterior tube main body, and allows the distal end opening and the base end opening to communicate with each other and the outer tube to be inserted therethrough,
a locking part that has a longitudinal recess or protrusion having a shape elongated along the longitudinal axis and formed along the longitudinal axis in an outer peripheral surface of the exterior tube main body and prevents a rotation of the exterior tube main body about the longitudinal axis, and
a supply port opening to a base end side of the exterior tube main body.

US Pat. No. 10,765,292

RACK AND DISHWASHER INCLUDING THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A rack comprising:a receiving box comprising a loading unit configured to receive dishes, an outer edge rib that defines an outer edge of the loading unit, and a middle partition rib that extends along a middle portion of the loading unit to partition the loading unit; and
a turnable withdrawal unit that is connected to the loading unit, that is disposed between the outer edge rib and the middle partition rib, and that is configured to, in a state of being in contact with the loading unit, rotate upward relative to the loading unit to thereby separate the dishes from the loading unit,
wherein the turnable withdrawal unit comprises:
a plurality of horizontal support bars that are configured to support the dishes,
a plurality of vertical support bars that connect between the plurality of horizontal support bars and that define a lattice shape with the plurality of horizontal support bars,
a pair of rotary shafts that rotatably couple the turnable withdrawal unit to the loading unit and that are disposed at opposite ends of one of the plurality of vertical support bars disposed at a first side of the turnable withdrawal unit,
a turnable support bar disposed at a second side of the turnable withdrawal unit, and
a holding protrusion that protrudes from the turnable support bar and that allows a user to grip to rotate the turnable withdrawal unit about the pair of rotary shafts to thereby lift the second side of the turnable withdrawal unit relative to the loading unit.

US Pat. No. 10,765,289

DUAL FLUID SYSTEM FOR FLOOR MAINTENANCE MACHINE

RPS Corporation, Racine,...

1. A floor maintenance machine comprising:a clean water tank;
a brush deck having one or more outlets thereat;
a first fluid supply system placing the clean water tank in fluid communication with at least one of the one or more outlets at the brush deck, the first fluid supply system including a first fluid supply line adapted to receive at least one of a soap or detergent therein supplied from a soap or detergent well;
a second fluid supply system placing the clean water tank in fluid communication with at least one of the one or more outlets at the brush deck, the second fluid supply system including an ozone generator and a second fluid supply line adapted to receive injected ozone therein in which the ozone is generated from the ozone generator.

US Pat. No. 10,765,288

VACUUM CLEANER

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A vacuum cleaner comprising:a base including a suction opening;
a main frame including a dust collecting apparatus configured to remove dust from air sucked through the suction opening;
a wheel assembly including a forward driving wheel and a reverse driving wheel, and rotatably coupled with the base, wherein sliding of the main frame with respect to the base results in one of the wheels moving towards a floor surface and the other moving away from the floor surface; and
a bracket coupled with the base and the main frame,
wherein the bracket is configured to slide together with the main frame with respect to the base, and
wherein the bracket comprises a rack gear portion configured to rotate the wheel assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,765,287

CLEANING ROBOT

HiZero Technologies Co., ...

1. A cleaning robot comprising:a cleaning body comprising a handle and a working assembly, wherein:
the working assembly is disposed at a first end of the handle,
the working assembly comprises:
a first roller; and
a first drive mechanism;
a water tank;
a first brush; and
a garbage collection box,
the first drive mechanism drives the first roller to rotate relative to the handle,
the water tank provides clean water to the first roller and recovers sewage absorbed by the first roller,
the first brush is disposed on one side of the first roller and is in contact with a surface of the first roller, and
the garbage collection box is used to collect trash separated from the first roller by the first brush; and
an adjustment mechanism connected with the first drive mechanism, wherein;
when a rotational speed of the first roller is between a first speed and a second speed, the adjustment mechanism is configured to adjust a rotational direction and the rotational speed of the first roller by controlling the first drive mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,765,280

VACUUM CLEANER AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A vacuum cleaner comprising:a suction unit configured to suction and discharge air;
a suction flow path configured to guide air to be suctioned into the suction unit;
a discharge flow path configured to guide air to be discharged from the suction unit;
a suction resonator connected to the suction flow path to cancel a suction noise;
a discharge resonator connected to the discharge flow path to cancel a discharge noise; and
a processor configured to:
receive an operation mode of the vacuum cleaner, and
control, based on the operation mode of the vacuum cleaner, the suction resonator to change a resonant frequency of the suction flow path to be canceled and the discharge resonator to change a resonant frequency of the discharge flow path to be canceled.

US Pat. No. 10,765,276

HANDY-TYPE VACUUM CLEANER

1. A handy-type vacuum cleaner, comprising:a vacuum cleaner main body;
a gripping part for use for gripping the vacuum cleaner main body; and
a blower attachment to be attached to/detached from the vacuum cleaner main body, wherein
the vacuum cleaner main body includes
an electric blower;
a dust-collecting part which can be attached to/detached from the vacuum cleaner main body and stores dust and dirt sucked by driving of the electric blower;
a connecting port which the blower attachment is inserted into/extracted from;
a suction air path which communicates between the connecting port and a suction port of the dust-collecting part;
a communicating air path which communicates between a communicating port, which connects to an exhaust port of the dust-collecting part, and a suction side of the electric blower;
an exhaust air path which communicates with an exhaust side of the electric blower and also communicates with the blower attachment when the blower attachment is inserted into the connecting port; and
a main body exhaust port which communicates with the exhaust air path,
while in a state where the blower attachment is inserted to the connecting port and the dust-collecting part is detached from the vacuum cleaner main body exposing the communicating port, outside air having been sucked into the vacuum cleaner main body at the communicating port and then passing via the communicating air path into the electric blower is discharged from the exhaust air path through the blower attachment, and
while in a state where the blower attachment is not inserted to the connecting port and the dust-collecting part is attached to the vacuum cleaner main body, the suction air path is connected to the communicating air path via the dust-collecting part and air having been sucked from the connecting port flowing through the suction air path, the dust-collecting part, and the communicating air path into the electric blower is discharged from the main body exhaust port.

US Pat. No. 10,765,273

SPINDLE FOR PAPER ROLLS

American Paper Converting...

1. A spindle assembly for supporting a roll of paper product in a paper product dispenser, the roll of paper product having a spindle receiving core with an inner core diameter, the spindle assembly comprising:a sleeve body having first and second sleeve body ends and a sleeve body longitudinal axis, the sleeve body having a rod receiving passageway extending through the first sleeve body end and axially into the sleeve body;
a first ring extending outwardly from the sleeve body and having a first outer diameter, the first ring being positioned between the first and second sleeve body ends and nearer to the second sleeve body end than to the first sleeve body end;
a second ring extending outwardly from the sleeve body positioned at the second sleeve body end, and having a second outer diameter, the second outer diameter being less than the first outer diameter;
the portion of the sleeve body between the first and second rings having an outer diameter that is less than the second outer diameter;
a biasing spring positioned within the rod receiving passageway;
a rod body having first and second rod body ends and a rod body longitudinal axis;
a third ring extending outwardly from the rod body and having a third outer diameter, the third ring being positioned between the first and second rod body ends and nearer to the second rod body end than to the first rod body end;
at least one fourth ring extending outwardly from the rod body and having a fourth outer diameter, there being no rings of a greater diameter than the fourth outer diameter between the third ring and the first end of the rod body;
a fifth ring extending outwardly from the rod body and having a fifth outer diameter, the fifth ring being located at the second rod body end, the fifth outer diameter being less than the third outer diameter;
the portion of the rod body between the third and fifth rings having an outer diameter that is less than the fifth outer diameter;
the rod body comprising a spindle rod portion between the at least one fourth ring and the first end of the rod body comprising a first end of the spindle rod portion, the first end of the spindle rod portion and the spindle rod portion having a cross sectional dimension that is sized to permit sliding of the spindle rod portion into and along the rod receiving passageway upon assembly of the sleeve body and rod body into the spindle assembly, the first end of the spindle rod portion engaging the biasing spring and compressing the engaged biasing spring as the spindle rod portion is inserted into the rod receiving passageway, the compressed biasing spring applying a force that urges the second and fifth rings away from one another; and
at least one of the sleeve body and rod body comprising a brake member having a diameter configured to engage the core of a paper roll when supported by the spindle assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,765,270

AUTOMATIC TOOTHPASTE DISPENSING DEVICE FOR PROPER TOOTH CARE

HEFEI LONGTOTEM INFORMATI...

1. A method for automatically dispensing toothpaste for proper tooth care, comprising the steps of:providing a toothpaste rack upon which a plurality of toothpaste drums, respectively containing different types of toothpaste, are mounted;
providing a plurality of toothbrush hangers mounted upon said toothpaste rack for respectively mounting a plurality of toothbrushes;
providing a plurality of dispensing devices respectively operatively associated with said plurality of toothpaste drums for dispensing toothpaste from a particular one of said plurality of toothpaste drums onto a particular one of said toothbrushes when a particular one of said plurality of dispensing devices is actuated;
providing a camera for capturing an image of a person's teeth;
providing a processor having a database within which are stored different images of the person's teeth showing previous conditions of the person's teeth as previously captured by said camera;
using said camera to capture a current image of the person's teeth so as to show a current condition of the person's teeth;
using said processor to compare said current image of the person's teeth, as captured by said camera, with said different images of the person's teeth which are stored within said database and which show said previous conditions of the person's teeth; and
using said processor to send a signal to a particular one of said plurality of dispensing devices for dispensing a particular one of said plurality of different types of toothpaste onto a particular one of said plurality of toothbrushes, depending upon said current image captured by said camera showing said current condition of the person's teeth, when compared to said different images of the person's teeth previously stored within said database and showing said previous conditions of the person's teeth, such that said particular one of said plurality of different types of toothpaste, as dispensed onto said particular one of said plurality of toothbrushes, can be used by the user in order to properly address said current condition of the person's teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,765,269

COVER ARRANGEMENT FOR FLUID DISPENSER

OP-Hygiene IP GmbH, Nied...

1. A fluid dispenser having:a housing,
a cover removably coupled to the housing,
the cover having a right cover side wall and a left cover side wall secured together spaced laterally from each other and being a mirror image of each other,
each cover side wall having an upper portion, a lower portion and an intermediate portion spanning between the upper portion and the a lower portion,
a top bridging member comprising a top wall bridging between the upper portion of the right cover side wall and the upper portion of left cover side wall,
a bottom bridging member comprising a rod member extending laterally to bridge between the lower portion of the right cover side wall and the lower portion of left cover side wall,
the housing has a right housing side wall and a left housing side wall,
when the cover is coupled to the housing, the right cover side wall is laterally to the right of right housing side wall, the left cover side wall is laterally to the left of the left housing side wall, and the top wall extends between the right cover side wall and the left cover side wall above the right housing side wall and the left housing side wall,
the right housing side wall having an edge, the left housing side wall having an edge,
the right housing side wall having a right slotway extending laterally therethrough, the left housing side wall having a left slotway extending laterally therethrough identical to the right slotway,
the right slotway extending from a right opening where the right slotway is open through the edge of the right housing side wall to a right blind end, the left slotway extending from a left opening where the left slotway is open through the edge of the left housing side wall to a left blind end,
when the cover is coupled to the housing, the rod member extending laterally through the right housing side wall by being located within the right slotway and the rod member extending laterally through the left housing side wall by being located within the left slotway,
when the rod member is within the right slotway and the left slotway, the right slotway and the left slotway engaging the rod member and guiding relative sliding movement of the lower portions of the right cover side wall and the left cover side wall of the cover relative to the housing,
the rod member is slidable from the right slotway through the right opening and the left slotway through the left opening to disengage the rod member from the right slotway and left slotway,
the intermediate portion of the right cover side wall having a right slide member,
the intermediate portion of the left cover side wall having a left slide member,
the right housing side wall carrying a right slide groove,
the right slide member removably engaged with the right slide groove wherein when
the right slide member is engaged in the right slide groove, the right slide member slides vertically in the right slide groove guiding the cover in sliding vertically relative the housing,
the left housing side wall carrying a left slide groove,
the left slide member removably engaged with the left slide groove wherein when the left slide member is engaged in the left slide groove, the left slide member slides vertically in the left slide groove to guide the cover in sliding vertically relative the housing,
wherein the cover when coupled to the housing with the right slide member engaged in the right slide groove and the left slide member engaged in the left slide groove, the cover is movable between a closed lower position in which the dispenser is operative for dispensing fluid and an open upper position in which access is provided to an interior of the housing, in moving between the closed lower position and the open upper position, the cover is guided by both: (a) the right slide member sliding within the right slide groove and the left slide member sliding within the left slide groove, and (b) the rod member sliding within the right slotway and the left slotway.

US Pat. No. 10,765,264

DISPOSABLE CUTTING BOARDS

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A disposable cutting board formed from a paperboard blank, comprising:a bottom panel having a surface area (SA) of 300 cm2 to about 1,000 cm2;
a sidewall extending upwardly from the bottom panel;
a flange portion that extends outwardly from the sidewall;
a first annular transition extending upwardly and outwardly from the bottom panel to a first end of the sidewall;
a second annular transition extending outwardly from a second end of the sidewall to a first end of the flange; and
an evert extending outwardly from a second end of the flange, wherein:
the disposable cutting board has a height (H) of about 3 mm to about 10 mm, and
the disposable cutting board has a product to blank perimeter (P1/P2) ratio of about 90% to about 99%, wherein P1 is defined by the outermost perimeter of the disposable cutting board, and P2 is defined by the outermost perimeter of the paperboard blank.

US Pat. No. 10,765,262

ROTARY CUTTING MACHINE

1. A combined shredding and cutting component (4) for a rotary cutting machine, said component having a shredder tube (1) and a feed tube (2), wherein the feed tube is arranged perpendicular to the shredder tube;the shredder tube (1) comprising a strip cutter support (12) arranged within a shredder tube shell (11), the strip cutter support (12) having a strip cutter (13) provided on a side thereof and a spiral cutter support (14) provided on a bottom surface thereof; and
wherein a spiral cutter (15) is provided on the spiral cutter support such that the strip cutter (13) and the spiral cutter (15) are positioned perpendicular to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,765,261

ELECTRIC SKEWERS AND COOKING APPARATUSES

1. An electric skewer comprising:an elongated heating rod including:
an elongated hollow body including:
a proximal end including an aperture therethrough;
a distal end including:
a tip portion including:
 an inner apex surface; and
 an outer apex surface;
an interior wall including an interior surface forming a hollow interior volume between said proximal end and said inner apex surface of said tip portion of said distal end;
an exterior wall defining an exterior shape between said proximal end and said outer apex surface of said tip portion of said distal end, and forming an external heating surface upon the entire of said exterior wall;
a first length along said interior wall between said proximal end and said inner apex surface of said tip portion of said distal end;
a second length between said proximal end and said outer apex surface of said tip portion of said distal end along said exterior wall;
an elongated heating element including:
an elongated conductor;
wherein said elongated conductor is located within said hollow interior volume of said elongated hollow body and contacts said interior wall of said elongated hollow body along said first length to thereby conduct heat evenly to the entire of said external heating surface of said exterior wall;
wherein said elongated heating rod is adapted to be heated evenly along said second length; and
wherein said elongated heating rod is adapted to be pushed into and pulled out from material to be heated;
a handle;
wherein said handle is connected to said proximal end of said elongated hollow body of said elongated heating rod, and is adapted to allow a person to hold said elongated heating rod while being pushed into and pulled out from said material to be heated; and
wherein said handle is formed from a material adapted to resist said heat from said elongated heating rod from transferring therethrough; and
an electrical power source;
wherein said electrical power source is electrically connected to and supplies electric power to said elongated conductor of said elongated heating element;
wherein said electric skewer is adapted to be pushed into said material to be heated and heat said material from its inside outward while said material is being heated by a separate heat source from its outside inward, to thereby more efficiently heat said material throughout said material and to make sure that all portions of said material is heated to a desired temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,765,259

GRINDER FOR COFFEE MACHINE

JURA Elektroapparate AG, ...

1. A grinding device for grinding material to be ground, featuringa first grinding element and
a second grinding element, as well as
an output opening device for ground material that is arranged laterally of the grinding elements,
wherein the first grinding element and the second grinding element are arranged with respect to each other so that a grinding slot located between the first grinding element and the second grinding element is provided,
wherein the first grinding element and the second grinding element are configured to be driven by means of a driveshaft device such that the first grinding element and the second grinding element rotate relative to one another about a rotational grinding axis and are enabled to pulverize material to be ground in the grinding slot during a rotation of the first grinding element and the second grinding element relative to one another about the rotational grinding axis,
wherein the driveshaft device is arranged divergent from the rotational grinding axis, and
wherein the output opening device and the driveshaft device are configured to be positioned in different positions relative to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,765,253

BREW BASKET FOR AUTOMATED BEVERAGE BREWING APPARATUS

SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC,...

1. A siphon for use in a brew basket comprising:a first portion formed from a first material, said first portion having a first passageway and an outlet, said first passageway being fluidly coupled to said outlet; and
a second portion formed from a second material, said second portion having an inlet portion and an outlet portion connected by a bend, said inlet portion defining an inlet of the siphon, said second portion including a tube defining a second passageway and being removably coupled to said first portion such that said first passageway and said second passageway cooperate to form a flow path extending from said inlet arranged in an interior of the brew basket to said outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,765,249

BABY FOOD MAKER

1. An apparatus for steaming and blending food products and for heating or for sterilizing articles comprising:a base;
a steam generating chamber supportable on the base and removable therefrom, and including a steam exit port;
a heater for providing heat to the steam generating chamber;
a drive shaft;
an electric motor supported by the base and operatively associated with the drive shaft;
a container assembly positionable on top of the base in an upright orientation and including a container;
the container comprising;
a bottom;
a side wall,
a steam inlet passage;
the container assembly further comprising;
a lid removably coupled to a top of the side wall; and
a blade assembly disposed within the container;
wherein the container assembly is positionable in the upright orientation relative to the base such that the drive shaft projects into the container and connects the blade assembly;
wherein the steam exit port is in fluid communication with the steam inlet passage when the steam generating chamber is supported on the base and the container is positioned in the upright orientation relative to the base;
wherein the steam generating chamber comprises a water supply tank with the heater disposed within the water supply tank for generating steam therein; the water supply tank, heater and steam exit port being configured within a singular assembly that is removable together as the singular assembly from the base, and the steam generating chamber having electrical contacts extending externally therefrom for electrical disconnection of the heater from the base when the steam generating chamber is removed therefrom;
and wherein the container is removable from the base individually of the steam generating chamber;
wherein the water supply tank comprises a removable cap and the singular assembly is configured to be taken from the base and supplied with water when the cap is removed:
and wherein the steam exit port comprises a normally closed valve disposed adjacent the top of the steam generating chamber and adjacent the steam inlet passage which is opened by the container when the container is positioned in the upright orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,765,245

POWER POLE FOR ARTIFICIAL TREE APPARATUS WITH AXIAL ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

Belgravia Wood Limited, ...

1. An artificial tree apparatus, comprising:a first trunk segment comprising a first axial electrical connector having four electrical contacts;
a second trunk segment comprising a second axial electrical connector having four electrical contacts, the second axial electrical connector configured to align and connect with the first axial electrical connector such that when the first and second axial electrical connectors are connected, the four electrical contacts of the first axial electrical connector contact respective contacts of the four electrical contacts of the second axial electrical connector;
a first branch segment having a first light emitting device, wherein the first branch segment radially extends from the first trunk segment;
a second branch segment having a second light emitting device, wherein the second branch segment radially extends from the second trunk segment; and
a control system configured to generate a first electrical command signal and a second electrical command signal,
wherein the first trunk segment is configured to transmit the first and the second electrical command signals from the first trunk segment to the second trunk segment via connection of the first and second axial electrical connectors, and wherein the first light emitting device is configured to receive the first electrical command signal and the second light emitting device is configured to receive the second electrical command signal.

US Pat. No. 10,765,244

POWER POLE FOR ARTIFICIAL TREE APPARATUS WITH AXIAL ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

Belgravia Wood Limited, ...

1. An artificial tree apparatus comprising:a first trunk segment having a first axial electrical connector;
a second trunk segment having a second axial electrical connector and an AC type plug, the second axial electrical connector adapted to longitudinally align and connect with the first axial electrical connector;
a first branch segment having a first light string, the first light string being (i) replaceably disposable about the first branch segment and (ii) attached to the first trunk segment via a first DC connector interface, wherein the first branch segment is foldably attached to and radially extends from the first trunk segment; and,
a second branch segment having a second light string, the second light string being (i) replaceably disposable about the second branch segment and (ii) attached to the second trunk segment via a second DC connector interface, wherein the second branch segment is foldably attached to and radially extends from the second trunk segment,
wherein operating power for the first and the second light strings is transmitted from the first trunk segment to the second trunk segment via connection of the first and second axial electrical connectors.

US Pat. No. 10,765,242

DISPENSING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

Cryovac, LLC, Charlotte,...

1. A dispenser comprising:a body comprising a proximal end and a dispensing end and opposed sides and an opposed top and bottom defining an interior space, the body including an asymmetric shape wherein a distance between the sides is smaller than a distance between the top and bottom of the body;
a row of teeth extending longitudinally along the bottom of the body from the proximal end to the dispensing end;
a grip slidingly engaged with the bottom of the body;
a squeeze pusher disposed within the interior space of the body, the squeeze pusher coupled to the grip and slidable within the interior space;
an actuator arm movably attached to the grip and biased to a home position away from the grip and movable from the home position towards the grip;
a driver pawl movably attached to the actuator and engageable with the row of teeth; and
a retainer pawl movably attached to the grip and also engageable with the row of teeth;
wherein when the actuator is moved from the home position towards the grip, the retainer pawl disengages from the row of teeth while the driver pawl remains engaged with the row of teeth, the movement of the actuator causes a corresponding movement of the driver pawl which causes the grip and squeeze pusher to move relative to the body in a direction from the proximal end to the dispensing end.

US Pat. No. 10,765,241

TABLEWARE STAND

1. An improved tableware stand for use in securing first and second tableware items each having a base and a curved surface extending outwardly towards a lip, the improved tableware stand comprising:an elevated spacer with a sidewall which extends from a bottom to an upper ledge;
a depending lip which extends from said upper ledge;
an adapter having a first side opposite a second side with a central opening which extends therethrough;
said first side having a first receiving structure for receiving the first tableware item and a second receiving structure for receiving the second tableware item; and
a circular projection which extends outwardly from said adapter for engagement by said depending lip.

US Pat. No. 10,765,239

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR PLACING A COVERING ABOUT A MATTRESS

Russo Inventions, LLC, G...

1. A bed covering installation system, comprising:a bed covering having four corner portions;
at least one tool receiving portion of the bed covering located on at least one of the corner portions, wherein the tool receiving portion includes a pocket having a body portion with bottom and side edges operably coupled to the at least one corner portion, and a top edge defining an opening which opens into an interior portion of the pocket defined between the body portion and the bed covering, wherein the top edge of the pocket includes an elastic band; and
an installation tool for tucking the bed covering about a mattress, the tool comprising:
a handle portion disposed at a proximal end; and
a distal end including a cover engaging portion sized and configured to be removeably received within the interior portion of the pocket of the at least one tool receiving portion for manipulating the bed covering at the at least one corner portion for placing the bed covering about the mattress.

US Pat. No. 10,765,238

IMAGE DISPLAY ASSEMBLY AND INTERLOCKING FASTENER THEREOF

Gallery Blocks LLC, Hunt...

1. A method of creating an image display, comprising:providing an image display assembly;
providing an image;
folding one or more foldable segments of the image display assembly base to assemble the base into a support structure comprising a plurality of corners and a hollow, the distal segments when folded located proximate to each other and defining an entrance to the hollow, thereby forming a partially assembled base comprising an image display face formed from a portion of the front face;
attaching a fastener separate from the image display assembly to the partially assembled base, the attaching comprising:
covering the entrance to the hollow with the fastener, wherein a fastening member of the fastener extends into the hollow;
connecting the fastening member of the fastener with the distal segments of the image display assembly; and
engaging a retainer of the fastener with a corresponding retaining feature of the distal segments to form an assembled base.

US Pat. No. 10,765,237

LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting system adapted to generate a configurable spotlight effect, comprising:a configurable light source arrangement for generating the configurable spotlight effect;
a presence detector for detecting motion of an individual at a detection location within a detection area, and for detecting in which direction the individual is moving; and
a controller adapted to configure the configurable light source arrangement in response to said presence detector, wherein the controller is adapted to determine a first location in front of the individual based on the direction of the individual, and to generate the configurable spotlight effect with the configurable light source arrangement from the first location towards a defined location such as to attract the attention of said individual to the defined location.

US Pat. No. 10,765,236

FOOD SHIELD WITH ADJUSTABLE PANEL

BRASS SMITH INNOVATIONS, ...

1. A food shield comprising:a transparent panel defining a slot through the panel; and
a panel support comprising a panel clamp, wherein a portion of the panel clamp extends through the slot, and wherein the slot provides for the panel to be moved relative to the panel clamp, along a length of the slot, from a first position to a second position.

US Pat. No. 10,765,233

UNIVERSAL MERCHANDISING SYSTEM

DESIGN DISPLAY GROUP, Ca...

1. A universal merchandising system, comprising:a base having a front surface and a top surface;
an accessory having an engagement surface having protruding elements;
a bristle floor disposed on the top surface of the base, the bristle floor including a plurality of bristles, the bristles being dimensioned and arranged in a density sufficient to provide voids between the bristles that facilitate engagement between the bristle floor and the engagement surface of the accessory to support the accessory in a desired position on the bristle floor;
a back wall connected to a back portion of the base; and
a binning disposed along a top edge of the back wall, the binning defining support structures for additional support of the accessory in the desired position.

US Pat. No. 10,765,231

DISCHARGE AIR STRAIGHTENER

Hill Phoenix, Inc., Cony...

1. A temperature controlled case comprising:a frame having a rear section, an upper section extending away from the rear section, and a lower section extending away from the rear section and spaced apart from the upper section to define a cavity therein, the cavity defining a product location configured to receive a product;
an air-curtain extending across the cavity, originating at an air-curtain discharge coupled to the upper section of the frame, and terminating at an air-curtain return coupled to the lower section of the frame;
a first shelf;
a second shelf located below the first shelf;
an air straightener coupled to and extending downwardly away from the first shelf, the air straightener comprising:
a flow guide comprising:
an upper channel;
a lower channel; and
a stop;
a luminaire coupled to the lower channel, the luminaire comprising a LED and a PCB; and
a support arm coupled to the upper channel and the first shelf; and
a cam-track mechanism coupled to the support arm, the cam-track mechanism comprising a track with a first slot configured to receive the stop and a second slot contiguous with the first slot and configured to receive the stop;
wherein the flow guide is located at a location within the air-curtain;
wherein the flow guide is configured to control the air-curtain;
wherein the luminaire is configured to illuminate an illumination target; and
wherein the stop and the track are configured to facilitate selective repositioning of the illumination target relative to the second shelf by adjusting an angular position of the flow guide relative to the first shelf.

US Pat. No. 10,765,229

EASY-TO-USE FOLDABLE BABY BED FRAME

XIAMEN BABY PRETTY PRODUC...

1. An easy-to-use foldable baby bed frame, comprisingtwo connecting portions,
two first support rods,
two second support rods,
a first rotating rod, and
a second rotating rod;
wherein
the two connecting portions are laid out in a front-and-rear manner;
left and right ends of each connecting portion of the two connection portions are provided with a left hinge portion and a right hinge portion respectively;
outer and inner end surfaces of the left hinge portion of a left connecting portion of the two connecting portions are respectively provided with a first left rotating portion and a second left rotating portion that are hinged to the left hinge portion of the left connecting portion of the two connecting portions;
outer and inner end surfaces of the right hinge portion of a right connecting portion of the two connecting portions are respectively provided with a first right rotating portion and a second right rotating portion that are hinged to the right hinge portion of the right connecting portion of the two connecting portions;
the first left rotating portion and the first right rotating portion are driven to rotate respectively by the second left rotating portion and the second right rotating portion;
the each connecting portion of the two connecting portions is provided with stretchable left and right snap-in portions;
the first left rotating portion and the second left rotating portion fit the left snap-in portion of the left connecting portion of the two connecting portions;
the first right rotating portion and the second right rotating portion fit the right snap-in portion of the right connecting portion of the two connecting portions;
the two first support rods are respectively connected to a bottom end of the first left rotating portion of the each connecting portion of the two connecting portions;
the two second support rods are respectively connected to a bottom end of the first right rotating portion of the each connecting portion of the two connecting portions;
the first rotating rod and the second rotating rod are both U-shaped;
two ends of the first rotating rod are respectively connected to a left end of the second left rotating portion of the each connecting portion of the two connecting portions; and
the two ends of the second rotating rods are connected to a right end of the second right rotating portion of the each connecting portion of the two connecting portions.

US Pat. No. 10,765,225

OCCUPANT SUPPORT WITH A MIGRATION SENSITIVE BLADDER AND METHOD FOR MIGRATION DETECTION

Hill-Rom Services, Inc., ...

1. A bed comprising:a frame;
a mattress supported by the frame, the mattress including a head zone having at least one fluid pressurizable bladder and a foot zone having at least one fluid pressurizable bladder;
a controller operable to:
compare a head end rate of pressure change to at least one head end rate limit;
compare a foot end rate of pressure change to at least one foot end rate limit; and
infer, in response to the comparing steps, whether or not occupant migration has occurred.

US Pat. No. 10,765,221

ORIGAMI ARMREST

FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE SEATI...

1. A portable armrest, comprising:a lap portion, an arm portion, and a support portion that vertically spaces the arm portion from the lap portion when the lap portion is positioned on a lap of a seated user with the armrest in a deployed configuration such that a weight of an extended arm of the seated user is transferred to the lap when the extended arm is rested on the arm portion,
the armrest further comprising a foldable connector connecting the lap portion to the support portion, the foldable connector being folded over on itself and on the lap portion in the deployed configuration,
wherein the support portion includes an end wall and a pair of side walls, the end wall extending between an end of the lap portion and the arm portion, and the side walls extending from opposite ends of the end wall to form respective acute angles with the end wall in the deployed configuration, and
wherein the armrest is manually convertible between the deployed configuration and a folded-flat configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,765,219

LOUNGER HAVING A PNEUMATIC LOUNGING SYSTEM

KA GROUP AG, Zurich (CH)...

1. A pneumatic lounging system comprising:an inflatable support unit including:
an inward layer and an outward layer defining an air cavity, wherein the outward layer is attached to the inward layer, and
a support air nozzle attached and adapted to provide direct fluid communication of air with the air cavity; and
a first inflatable unit including:
an inward wall and an outward wall, wherein the inward and outward walls define at least one air chamber and the inward wall is attached to the outward layer, and
an air nozzle adapted to provide direct fluid communication of air with one of the at least one air chamber, wherein the fluid communication of air with the air cavity is independent of the fluid communication of air with the at least one air chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,765,217

CONTROL ASSEMBLY FOR CHAIR

Steelcase Inc., Grand Ra...

1. A chair back assembly, comprising:a back frame having a front surface and a rear surface and comprising a laterally extending frame portion having opposite end portions;
a back shell comprising a front surface, a rear surface positioned in front of the front surface of the back frame, a pair of laterally spaced side portions defining an opening therebetween, wherein the side portions are exclusively connected to the laterally extending frame portion at the opposite end portions of the laterally extending frame portion, and wherein the connection between the side portions of the back shell and the opposite end portions of the laterally extending frame portion are the only connections between the side portions of the back shell and the back frame; and
a cover extending across the opening and connected to the side portions and the top portion of the back shell.

US Pat. No. 10,765,216

HINGED CHAIR WITH ROTATABLE FOLD-DOWN BACK

1. A chair to sit on the ground and comprising:a seat having first and second upturned frame posts extending therefrom;
a base connected to the seat to hold the seat above the ground;
a back having first and second back posts extending therefrom;
first and second pivots; and
first and second hinge enclosures, one of said hinge enclosures being fixedly connected to and standing upwardly from one of the first and second upturned frame posts of said seat to surround one of the first and second back posts of said back, the one of said first and second hinge enclosures having a pivot receiving slot formed therein; and
one of said first and second pivots extending through the pivot receiving slot formed in the one of said first and second hinge enclosures and the one of the first and second back posts surrounded by said one hinge enclosure such that said back is hingedly coupled to and rotatable relative to said seat between an upstanding position extending upwardly from said seat and a folded position lying over and in opposite facing alignment with said seat,
wherein the one of the first and second back posts of said back is slidable upwardly and downwardly through the one of said first and second hinge enclosures and the one of said first and second pivots is correspondingly slidable upwardly and downwardly through the pivot receiving slot formed in said one hinge enclosure, said back rotating from said upstanding position to said folded position when the one of the first and second back posts slides upwardly through the one of said first and second hinge enclosures and the one of said first and second pivots slides upwardly through said pivot receiving slot.

US Pat. No. 10,765,214

GUIDE SPRING FOR A SEATING DEVICE AND SPRUNG SEATING DEVICE

Inventor Group GmbH, Wol...

12. A seating device, comprising:a base having a base body;
a seat;
a rod firmly connected to the seat and axially movable relative to the base body;
a lower guide spring having an inner portion firmly connected to the rod and an outer portion firmly connected to the base body, the inner portion being connected to the outer portion by a spiral coiled portion which wraps around a longitudinal axis of the rod; and
an upper guide spring having an inner portion firmly connected to the rod and an outer portion firmly connected to the base body, the inner portion being connected to the outer portion by a spiral coiled portion which wraps around the longitudinal axis of the rod.

US Pat. No. 10,765,212

CHAIR ASSEMBLY WITH UPHOLSTERY COVERING

Steelcase Inc., Grand Ra...

1. A chair component assembly, comprising:a support component adapted to support a portion of a seated user; and
a cover including a plurality of sides that cooperate to form an interior space that receives the support component therein, the cover further including a support component receiving aperture and a flap movable between an open position where the support component may be moved from an exterior of the cover to the interior space of the cover, and a closed position where the flap covers the support component receiving aperture; and
wherein the flap is secured to the support component by a quick-connect fastener; and
wherein the fastener includes one or more engagement portions that engage one or more fastener receiving apertures of the support component.

US Pat. No. 10,765,209

CABINET LEVELLING APPARATUS

Designerscope Limited, T...

1. A tool for releasable engagement with, and for adjusting the height of, an elongate height adjustable leg comprising a driven member and a dependent component threadingly engaged to said driven member for supporting a cabinet, appliance or structure the tool comprising:a driving member, and
a torque input for applying torque to the driving member,
an arm, relative to which said driving member is rotationally mounted to be rotated by said torque input able to apply torque to the driving member, the arm comprising radially facing surfaces being orthogonal to a direction radial to an elongate direction of the elongate height adjustable leg to assist with alignment of the tool with the leg when engaging the tool to the leg and to retain the driven member to the driving member at least laterally to the elongate direction to allow the driving member to drive the driven member causing threaded movement between the driven member and said dependent component to adjust the height of the cabinet, appliance or structure, and
wherein the driving member is a gear adapted to releasably mesh with the driven member, from a plurality of radial directions relative to the elongate direction.

US Pat. No. 10,765,206

SHELVING SUPPORT BRACKET ASSEMBLY

SPG INTERNATIONAL LLC, C...

1. A shelving system comprising:a support post having a mounting portion presenting a plurality of support pins and a first exterior surface and a second opposed exterior surface facing away from the first exterior surface and a third exterior surface extending between the first exterior surface and the second exterior surface, wherein each support pin of the plurality of support pins is fixed to the support post and extends outwardly away from at least one of the first exterior surface and the second exterior surface;
a shelf;
a bracket having a flange that defines a plane, the flange configured for releasable attachment with any one support pin of the plurality of support pins fixed to the support post, wherein the flange is configured such that in an assembled state of the shelving system the flange has a first side in contact with the first exterior surface of the support post and a second side opposite the first side, and an elongated support portion extending from the flange and configured such that in the assembled state of the shelving system the elongated support portion extends away from the support post in a longitudinal direction that is parallel to the plane, the elongated support portion configured to support the shelf; and
a securing member that is configured for releasable attachment with any one support pin of the plurality of support pins fixed to the support post, wherein the securing member comprises a first portion that is configured such that in the assembled state of the shelving system the first portion of the securing member contacts and overlaps a portion of the second side of the flange of the bracket to limit relative movement between the bracket and the securing member, wherein the securing member is configured for releasable attachment to any one support pin of the plurality of support pins adjacent the first exterior surface of the support post and comprises a second portion that extends from the first portion of the securing member.

US Pat. No. 10,765,204

ASSEMBLABLE MODULAR WARDROBE MADE OF PLASTIC MATERIAL

TERRY STORE-AGE S.P.A., ...

1. An assemblable wardrobe made of a plastic material, comprising a first and at least a second module positioned one above the other, where each module comprises two side panels, a rear panel, at least a shelf and a reinforcing structure, wherein that said reinforcing structure comprises an upper cross-member and respectively a lower cross-member arranged along upper and respectively lower sides of the rear panel and a connecting upright joining said cross-members, each module further comprising an L-shaped support having a vertical wing connected along said connecting upright and a horizontal wing supporting the shelf, said L-shaped support having a clamp configured to clamp the upper cross-member to the lower cross-member of the overlying module,wherein said rear panel has side uprights and said side panels have rear uprights juxtaposed at said side uprights at the lateral sides thereof, having upper couplings and lower couplings for reciprocal connection,
wherein the upper coupling of the side upright of the rear panel is formed by a tapered engaging tooth which vertically extends below a shoulder of the side upright of the rear panel, and the corresponding upper coupling of the rear upright of the side panel is formed by a cavity which vertically extends inside a shoulder of the rear upright of the side panel.

US Pat. No. 10,765,203

APPARATUS FOR FITTING A CARRIER ELEMENT FOR ARTICLES IN A BODY

Grass GmbH, Hoechst (AT)...

1. An apparatus for mounting a carrier element in a body, the apparatus comprising: a pivoting member including at least first and second pivot arms provided in a rotatable manner with respect to one another, the at least the first pivot arm being arranged on the body in a rotatable manner by a first end thereof being pivotally connected to an inner surface of a rear wall in a rear region of the body via a first pivot axle, the at least the second pivot arm having a first end pivotally connected via a second pivot axle to a second end of the at least the first pivot arm; and a receiving member pivotally connected via a third pivot axle to a second end of the at least the second pivot arm and supporting the carrier element, the receiving member being substantially U-shaped and having a first substantially L-shaped side strut portion, a second substantially L-shaped side strut portion, and a substantially L-shaped rear strut portion substantially parallel with a rear wall of the body and pivotally connected to the third pivot axle, wherein the pivoting member moves the receiving member and the carrier element supported thereon in a single substantially horizontal movement plane between an external position outside the body and an internal position within the body, and wherein each strut portion includes a substantially horizontal bearing surface supporting a bottom surface of the carrier element, and a substantially vertical stop surface contacting a side surface of the carrier element.

US Pat. No. 10,765,202

FOLDABLE LOCKER ASSEMBLY

Boxes, Inc., St. Louis, ...

1. A foldable locker assembly configurable between a generally laid flat configuration and an assembled configuration in which the assembly generally forms a locker, the locker assembly comprising:a main panel configurable between a generally laid-flat configuration and a folded configuration, in the folded configuration the main panel forming a back wall and opposite side walls of the locker assembly;
a shelf panel configurable between a generally laid-flat configuration and a folded configuration, in the folded configuration the shelf panel at least in part forming a shelf of the locker assembly; and
a bench panel configurable between a generally laid-flat configuration and a folded configuration, in the folded configuration the bench panel at least in part forming a bench of the locker assembly, said bench being in spaced relationship with the shelf panel;
wherein the main panel has an upper terminal end and a lower terminal end, the lower terminal end of the main panel defining a bottom of the locker assembly in the folded configuration of the main panel, the bench panel in its folded configuration and in assembly with the main panel being configured and arranged relative to the main panel with the bench being spaced from the bottom of the locker assembly such that the back wall and opposite side panels of the main panel, together with the bench panel, define a compartment adjacent and open to the bottom of the locker assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,765,201

WORKSTATION WITH HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE DESK

Y-Chen Tseng, Taichung (...

1. A workstation, comprising:a front partition member having a first end and a second end opposite to the first end;
a first wall member connected to the first end of the front partition member and a second wall member connected to the second end of the front partition member to enclose a workspace;
a desk board provided in the workspace;
a first lifting mechanism fixed to the first wall member and connected to the desk board; and
a second lifting mechanism fixed to the second wall member and connected to the desk board;
wherein the first lifting mechanism and the second lifting mechanism are moved to lift and lower the desk board;
wherein the first lifting mechanism includes a first linkage set, a first gear member, a first rail, and a first movable member; the first rail is fixed to the first wall member; the first linkage set includes a main linkage and two support linkages, wherein each of the support linkages has an end pivoted on the main linkage; an end of one of the support linkages movably engages the first rail, and an end of the other one of the support linkages movably engages the first movable member; an end of the main linkage is connected to the first gear member, and an opposite end of the main linkage movably engages the first movable member; the first movable member is connected to the desk board, so that a movement of the first linkage set moves the first movable member to lift and lower the desk board.

US Pat. No. 10,765,199

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CLEANSING AND TREATING SKIN

NSE Products, Inc., Prov...

1. A cleansing device comprisinga handle;
a motor disposed within the handle and comprising a drive shaft rotatable about a drive shaft axis;
a first gear coupled to the drive shaft such that it rotates along with the drive shaft;
an engagement member centered on the drive shaft axis and operatively coupled to the first gear such that rotation of the first gear results in arcuate oscillation of the engagement member about the drive shaft axis;
a planetary gear assembly operatively driven by the engagement member and comprising:
a sun gear operatively coupled to a first portion of a cleansing head to cause the first portion to move in an arc in a first direction responsive to the arcuate oscillation of the engagement member; and
a ring gear operatively coupled to the sun gear via a plurality of planetary gears of the planetary gear assembly, and operatively coupled to a second portion of the cleansing head to cause the second portion of the cleansing head to move in an arc in a second direction, opposite the first direction, while the first portion moves in an arc in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,765,197

FOOT BROOM DEVICES AND METHODS

1. A foot broom device, comprising:a bracket defining a space configured to receive a heel portion of a user's footwear, the bracket including a shoe horned portion configured to extend into an interior of the user's footwear while the foot broom device is worn on the user's footwear such that the heel portion of the user's footwear is within the space; and
a broom attached to the bracket and comprising a plurality of bristles, wherein the foot broom device is configured to position the broom behind the heel portion of the user's footwear while the foot broom device is worn on the user's footwear.

US Pat. No. 10,765,195

SHOULDER SUPPORT FOR A MOTOR

EMAK S.P.A., Bagnolo In ...

1. Shoulder support (1) for a motor (2) comprising:a back-plate (10) which is configured for being associated with the back of an operator through shoulder straps (11) and comprises a shaped body to come into contact with the back of the operator to which a frame (12) is fixed, said frame being substantially L-shaped and comprising a first portion (120), fixed to the back-plate (10), and a second portion (121) which is configured to be connected to a motor (2), is undercut with respect to the first portion (120) and comprises a through opening (122) with substantially vertical through axis,
a connection body (14) adapted for being rigidly connected to the motor (2) and
a resilient support element adapted for connecting the connection body (14) to the frame (12) in a floating manner inside a seat defined by the through opening (122),wherein the resilient support element comprises a plurality of springs (16), having axes, which lay on a plane that is adapted for being arranged transversally to a vertical direction, andwherein the shoulder support (1) comprises an abutment element (17) configured to limit an oscillation of the connection body (14) with respect to the frame (12) along a direction transversal to the axes of the springs (16).

US Pat. No. 10,765,193

CAP OR CROWN OF A ROTATING COSMETIC CASING

REBOUL S.A.S., (FR)

20. A rotating cosmetics case, comprising:a crown mounted on a lower end of a slide sheath, said slide sheath comprising first and second slides defined therein, and said slide sheath further comprising a stop at an upper end spaced from the crown;
a cover located on the slide sheath between said crown and said stop, said cover comprising first and second spiral grooves oriented inwardly toward said slide sheath;
a slidable cursor intended to hold an associated cosmetics product, said cursor movably located inside said slide sheath and comprising at least one first and second lugs slidably located respectively in said first and second slides, wherein said first and second lugs extend respectively through the first and second slides and are engaged respectively in the first and second spiral grooves of the cover such that rotation of said crown and sheath relative to said cover induces axial transaction of said cursor inside said slide sheath relative to said crown based upon movement of said first and second spiral grooves relative to said first and second lugs of said cursor;
the crown comprising a body including an upper portion comprising a plurality of flexible strips extending upwardly therefrom and each comprising an upper end spaced from the body and in contact with an inner wall of the cover, said crown further comprising at least one flexible tab projecting upwardly from the body, said at least one flexible tab including an upper end that is spaced from the body of the crown and engaged with a lower end of the cover such that said at least one flexible tab bends and urges said cover upwardly away from said body of said crown into contact with said stop of said sheath.

US Pat. No. 10,765,192

LICE AND NIT REMOVAL TOOL AND METHOD

1. A method of removing lice nits from a person's hair, the method comprising:grasping a first fabric sheet having a plurality of projections on a first face of the first fabric sheet, at least some of the plurality of projections including thermoactive adhesive material adapted to become sticky in response to applied heat, the thermoactive adhesive material requiring more heat than that generated by the user's hand, the first fabric sheet including a non-woven fabric layer made from a needled fleece material, and the first fabric sheet adapted to both mechanically strip nits from the person's hair and retain the stripped nits on the non-woven fabric layer;
folding the first fabric sheet around a first lock of the person's hair such that the first face of the first fabric sheet contacts the first lock of the person's hair;
squeezing the first fabric sheet while folded around the first lock of the person's hair;
moving the first fabric sheet lengthwise along the first lock of the person's hair while squeezing the first fabric sheet around the first lock of the person's hair;
disposing of the first fabric sheet;
grasping a second fabric sheet having a plurality of projections on a first face of the second fabric sheet, the second fabric sheet including a non-woven fabric layer made from a needled fleece material, the second fabric sheet adapted to both mechanically strip nits from the person's hair and retain the stripped nits on the non-woven fabric layer;
folding the second fabric sheet around a second lock of the person's hair such that the first face of the second fabric sheet contacts the second lock of the person's hair;
squeezing the second fabric sheet while folded around the second lock of the person's hair;
moving the second fabric sheet lengthwise along the second lock of the person's hair while squeezing the second fabric sheet around the second lock of the person's hair; and
disposing of the second fabric sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,765,183

JEWELRY ELEMENT AND PRODUCTION METHOD

Alexander Wilser GmbH, R...

1. An adorning element comprising:a base body of metal having a front side and a rear side;
at least one gem disposed in the base body;
at least one through opening, wherein each gem is disposed in a respective through opening in the base body, and wherein the respective through opening extends from the front side to the rear side of the base body;
a circumferential collar forming a retaining element disposed at an end of the respective through opening and projecting into the respective through opening facing the front side of the base body, each gem being supported by the collar; and
a holding device arranged at the at least one through opening on the rear side of the base body holding each gem in a defined position in the at least one through opening,
wherein the holding device comprises a cover plate and a fixing element in each respective through opening,
wherein the cover plate covers the at least one through opening and a vicinity of the at least one through opening on the rear side of the base body such that each gem is held in a defined position in the respective through opening,
wherein the fixing element is covered by the cover plate,
wherein the fixing element is a plug extending over an entire diameter of the respective through opening,
wherein the plug has a recess,
wherein a surface of the recess contacts the gem,
wherein the at least one gem is a plurality of gems, and
wherein the gems are arranged in a defined pattern in form of letters, numerals or symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,765,182

DECORATIVE COMPOSITE BODY HAVING AN ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE LAYER AND AN ELECTRONIC SENSOR

D. Swarovski KG, Wattens...

1. A decorative element comprising:(a) a gemstone comprising a front side and a back side opposite the front side,
(b) an electrically conductive layer on at least a region of the front side of the gemstone;
(c) an evaluation sensor system on an opposite side of the gemstone to the electrically conductive layer below the back side of the gemstone and coupled to the electrically conductive layer; and
(d) an electrically conductive connection providing the coupling between the electrically conductive layer on the at least a region of the front side of the gemstone and the evaluation sensor system below the back side of the gemstone.

US Pat. No. 10,765,180

STRAP TIGHTENER ASSEMBLY FOR AN ORTHOPEDIC DEVICE

OSSUR HF, Reykjavik (IS)...

1. A strap tightener assembly, the assembly comprising:a base having first and second ends;
a tightening device mounted on the base near the first end and movable relative thereto;
a cable rotatably secured and windable about the tightening device, the tightening device arranged for incrementally winding a cable extending therefrom at a plurality of predefined settings, the cable having a first end coupled to the tightening device and arranged to move linearly relative to the base from the second end to the first end by adjustment of the tightening device;
a strap assembly including a strap formed from a textile and having a first end connected to a second end of the cable;
a cover having first and second ends with the first end facing the tightening device and the second end of the cover receiving the strap assembly, the cover extending over the strap assembly and connected to the base, the base and the cover forming a channel permitting movement of the cable and the first end of the strap therethrough;
wherein the cover is formed from a flexible, polymeric material;
wherein the cable is confined to movement within the channel;
the cable is rotatably secured and windable about the tightening device, and extends substantially only within the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,765,176

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE DEVICE STRAP CONNECTING BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A buckle assembly for selectively connecting first and second straps of a personal protective device, the buckle assembly comprising:a receiver member configured for coupling to the first strap, the receiver member including:
a platform defining a receiving surface and opposing, first and second ends,
a head disposed over the receiving surface and defining a capture surface facing the second end, wherein the head is spaced from the receiving surface to define at least a portion of a slot,
a release arm pivotally connected to the head adjacent the second end, wherein the release arm extends above the receiving surface and terminates at an actuator surface apart from the capture surface; and
a latch member configured for coupling to the second strap segment, the latch member including:
a base defining a leading end opposite a trailing end, wherein the base defines an aperture,
a latch tab pivotally connected to the base adjacent the leading end, the latch tab extending within the aperture and terminating at a latch face;
wherein the buckle assembly is configured to provide latched state in which the latch member is disposed within the slot and the latch face is engaged with the capture surface, the latched state including the release arm disposed over a portion of the latch tab;
and further wherein the buckle assembly is configured to transition from the latched state to a released state in which the latch face is disengaged from the capture surface in response to an actuation force applied to the actuator surface,
wherein an engagement slot is defined between the release arm and the receiving surface, and further wherein the latched state includes a portion of the latch tab disposed within the engagement slot, wherein the engagement slot tapers in height in a direction of the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,765,171

SHOE HAVING CUSHION WITHIN HEEL MEMBER

COLE HAAN LLC, New York,...

1. A shoe comprising: a sole; and an upper secured to the sole; the sole extending longitudinally from a sole heel end to a sole toe end and extending transversely from a sole lateral edge to a sole medial edge, the sole including a heel region, a midfoot region, a ball region and a toe region, the heel region extending longitudinally from the sole heel end to the midfoot region, the midfoot region extending longitudinally from the heel region to the ball region, the ball region extending longitudinally from the midfoot region to the toe region, and the toe region extending longitudinally from the ball region to the sole toe end, the sole having a lower sole member, a heel member, a shank member, a heel cushion, and a foot pad, the lower sole member extending from the sole heel end to the sole toe end, the heel member being in the heel region and extending downwardly from the lower sole member, the heel member including a heel outer peripheral surface and an open top heel cavity, the open top heel cavity being spaced from the heel outer peripheral surface, the lower sole member including a top surface and a lower sole cavity extending downwardly from the top surface, the shank member having a shank midfoot portion and a shank heel portion, the shank midfoot portion being in the lower sole cavity and the shank heel portion being in the open top heel cavity, the heel cushion being in the open top heel cavity, the shank heel portion being sandwiched between the heel cushion and the heel member, the foot pad extending between the sole heel end and the sole toe end and having a heel pad portion, a midfoot pad portion, a ball pad portion, and a toe pad portion, the heel pad portion overlying and being in contact with the heel cushion, the midfoot pad portion overlying and being in contact with the shank midfoot portion, the midfoot pad portion, the ball pad portion, and the toe pad portion being in the lower sole cavity, the foot pad having a top surface in contact with the upper.

US Pat. No. 10,765,164

HELMET MOUNTING SYSTEM

Galvion Ltd., Portsmouth...

1. A method of assembling helmet accessory mount systems, each system comprising a carrier of a first carrier type which is attachable to a helmet and is configured to receive any type of receptacle from among a plurality of receptacle types, each type of receptacle being configured to receive a different type of helmet accessory mounting interface, the method comprising:(a) selecting a first type of receptacle from among a plurality of receptacle types, the first type of receptacle being configured to receive a first type of helmet accessory mounting interface;
(b) attaching a first receptacle of the first receptacle type to a first carrier of the first carrier type after attaching the first carrier to a first helmet, the first receptacle being separate from the first carrier prior to attachment of the first receptacle to the first carrier;
(c) attaching a first accessory mounting interface of the first type of helmet accessory mounting interface to the first receptacle, the first accessory mounting interface being configured to receive a first type of helmet accessory, and wherein the first accessory mounting interface, the first receptacle, and the first carrier are configured such that when the first accessory mounting interface, the first receptacle, and the first carrier are attached to the first helmet, the first accessory mounting interface is ready to receive a helmet accessory;
(d) selecting a second type of receptacle from among the plurality of receptacle types, the second type of receptacle being different from the first type of receptacle, the second type of receptacle being configured to receive a second type of helmet accessory mounting interface different from the first type of helmet accessory mounting interface;
(e) attaching a second receptacle, the second receptacle being of the second receptacle type to a second carrier of the first carrier type, the second receptacle being separate from the second carrier prior to attachment of the second receptacle to the second carrier, and the second receptacle being separate from the second carrier prior to attachment of the second carrier to a second helmet;
(f) attaching a second accessory mounting interface of the second type of accessory mounting interface to the second receptacle, the second accessory mounting interface being configured to receive a second type of helmet accessory which the first type accessory mounting interface is not configured to receive, wherein the second accessory mounting interface, the second receptacle, and the second carrier are configured such that when the second accessory mounting interface, the second receptacle, and the second carrier are attached to the second helmet, the second accessory mounting interface is ready to receive a helmet accessory.

US Pat. No. 10,765,162

CAP AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A CAP

Shanghai Pacific Hat Manu...

1. A method of assembling a cap comprising:forming a single-panel crown for a cap from a single sheet or single piece of stretchable fabric;
attaching a support layer to an interior portion of the single-panel crown; and
attaching a visor and an elastic band to the single-panel crown with the attached support layer,
wherein the forming a single-panel crown comprises heating and stretching the single sheet or single piece of stretchable fabric to form a hemispherical shape on a portion of the stretchable fabric,
wherein the single sheet or single piece of stretchable fabric is to be heated and stretched into the hemispherical shape without applying or adding additional materials thereto for shaping the stretchable fabric.

US Pat. No. 10,765,160

SKIN PROTECTING GARMENT

1. A skin protecting garment, comprising:a back panel;
a lower front panel coupled to the back panel, the lower front panel including a first folded portion at an upper end thereof;
an upper front panel coupled to the back panel, the upper front panel including a second folded portion at a lower end thereof;
an upward facing opening formed by the back panel and the upper front panel, wherein the upward facing opening is dimensioned, shaped and positioned to expose a top of a user's head; and
a forward facing slit between the lower front panel and the upper front panel, wherein the forward facing slit is dimensioned, shaped and positioned to expose the user's eyes,
wherein the first folded portion and the second folded portion overlap each other at opposite corners of the forward facing slit,
wherein the back panel, the lower front panel and the upper front panel are each formed of a material configured to block ultraviolet (UV) light.

US Pat. No. 10,765,154

UPPER WEAR

Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.,...

1. An upper wear comprising:a front panel having first and second front panel pieces at left and right, respectively;
an interlocked member provided at an upper part of each of the first and second front panel pieces; and
an interlocking member provided at a back surface of each of the first and second front panel pieces, the interlocking member configured to interlock with the interlocked member;
wherein the upper part of each of the first and second front panel pieces is arranged to be folded inwardly to the back surface of the respective first and second front panel pieces such that the upper part can be held on the back surface by the interlocked member and the interlocking member; and
wherein a tag is attached to the back surface of each of the first and second front panel pieces, and the interlocking member is attached to the tag.

US Pat. No. 10,765,152

GARMENT CUFF PROTECTION DEVICE

1. A garment cuff protection device combination comprising:a garment having a sleeve ending in a cuff;
a panel, the panel being flexible, the panel having opposed lateral edges; and
a coupler coupled to a first face of the panel, the coupler removably coupling the panel to an interior surface of the cuff of the sleeve of the garment with the opposed lateral edges of the panel extending perpendicularly away from a distal edge of the cuff relative to the sleeve, the panel being rectangular and each opposed lateral edge having a length such that the panel covers a full extent of the interior surface of the cuff between the opposed lateral edge from the distal edge of the cuff to the sleeve wherein the panel is configured for preventing soiling of the interior surface of the cuff covered by the panel.

US Pat. No. 10,765,149

AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM HAVING VARIABLE AIRFLOW

Altria Client Services LL...

1. An aerosol-generating system comprising:a cartridge comprising a cartridge housing containing a solid aerosol-forming substrate, the cartridge housing defining a first cartridge air inlet, a second cartridge air inlet, and a cartridge air outlet, the first cartridge air inlet and the second cartridge air inlet extending through a cartridge wall portion of the cartridge housing;
a vaporiser section configured to receive the cartridge, the vaporiser section comprising a vaporiser housing containing an electric heater and a liquid aerosol-forming substrate, the vaporiser housing defining a vaporiser air inlet and a vaporiser air outlet, the vaporiser air outlet extending through a vaporiser wall portion of the vaporiser housing, the cartridge wall portion abutting the vaporiser wall portion when the cartridge is received within the vaporiser section, the cartridge configured to be rotatable with respect to the vaporiser section to vary an amount of overlap between the vaporiser air outlet and each of the first cartridge air inlet and the second cartridge air inlet; and
a power supply section comprising a power supply configured to supply electrical power to the electric heater.

US Pat. No. 10,765,147

AEROSOL FORMING COMPONENT

BATMARK LIMITED, London ...

1. An aerosol forming component for volatilizing a liquid in an aerosol delivery device, comprising:a first aerosol-forming member controlled to be heated up to a first operating temperature and thereafter to a second higher operating temperature; and
a second aerosol-forming member controlled separated from the first aerosol-forming member to be heated up to reach the first operating temperature substantially at the same time as the first aerosol-forming member reaches the second higher operating temperature so that liquid volatilized from the first aerosol-forming member mixes with liquid volatilized from the second aerosol-forming member, wherein the first aerosol-forming member is located upstream of the second aerosol-forming member with respect to a flow of air through the aerosol delivery device in use, wherein the first and second aerosol-forming members each comprise a heater element and a wick, and wherein the heater element and the wick of each of the first and second aerosol-forming members are arranged in a common surface; further comprising: a housing comprising an air inlet and an air outlet; an aerosol chamber in fluid communication with the air inlet and the air outlet; a power source to which the first and second aerosol forming members are electrically connected; and a controller for controlling activation of the first and second aerosol-forming members.

US Pat. No. 10,765,146

BOOST CONVERTER FOR AN AEROSOL DELIVERY DEVICE

RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS, I...

1. An aerosol delivery device comprising a housing defining a reservoir configured to retain aerosol precursor composition, and contained within the housing:a power source configured to generate a voltage output;
a heating element controllable to activate and vaporize components of the aerosol precursor composition; and
a boost converter between the power source and an electrical load that includes the heating element, the boost converter being configured to step up the voltage output of the power source to a higher voltage from which the heating element is powered to activate and vaporize components of the aerosol precursor composition,
wherein the boost converter is configured to operate in a switching mode in which the boost converter is automatically switched between a pulse-width modulation (PWM) operation in which the higher voltage is a PWM voltage, and a pulse-frequency modulation (PFM) operation in which the higher voltage is a PFM voltage, based on a condition of the electrical load.

US Pat. No. 10,765,144

AEROSOL DELIVERY DEVICE INCLUDING A MOVEABLE CARTRIDGE AND RELATED ASSEMBLY METHOD

RAI Strategic Holdings, I...

10. An aerosol delivery device operation method, comprising:providing an aerosol delivery device, comprising:
a cartridge comprising an outer body with a mouthpiece, a reservoir retaining an aerosol precursor composition, and an atomizer;
a housing;
a controller received in the housing and including a pressure sensor;
a coupler moveable with respect to at least a portion of the housing and the pressure sensor, the coupler being releasably engaged with the cartridge; and
an actuator coupled to the coupler and configured to move the cartridge between an extended configuration in which the mouthpiece is exposed and a retracted configuration in which the mouthpiece is relatively closer to the housing than in the extended configuration, the cartridge being moveable with respect to the pressure sensor;
allowing movement of cartridge from the retracted configuration to the extended configuration;
detecting a draw on the cartridge through a tube in fluid communication with the coupler and the pressure sensor; and
directing electrical power with the controller to the cartridge to heat the aerosol precursor composition retained in the reservoir with the atomizer to produce an aerosol when the cartridge is in the extended configuration and the pressure sensor detects a draw on the cartridge.