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Detection of Coupling Slippage In Rotary Encoder Systems
12 May 22
Detection of mechanical coupling slippage in rotary encoder systems is provided where position data samples are obtained from a rotary encoder coupled to rotating element and angular acceleration data is determined based on the position data samples.
Robert CACHRO, Misél BATMEND, John READING, Ryan KIRKENDALL, Michael PARKS, Sarah LAUTERBACH, Eduard RIBAR
Filed: 9 Nov 21
Utility
Apparatus and Method for Disinfecting an Endoscope
21 Apr 22
Efficacy and efficiency of reprocessing a medical device having a restrictive channel and at least one less-restrictive channel, e.g., an endoscope, via disinfection may be improved by using a so-called “Purge-Then-Fill” technique in which channels are purged of disinfectant before refilling them with the disinfectant.
Sungwook YANG
Filed: 8 Sep 21
Utility
Apparatus and Method to Repeatedly Fill and Purge Channels of Endoscope
3 Feb 22
A medical device reprocessor is operable to perform a method of cleaning an internal channel of a medical device.
Sungwook Yang
Filed: 12 Oct 21
Utility
Apparatus and Method to Asynchronously Fill and Purge Channels of Endoscope Simultaneously
30 Dec 21
A method is provided for reprocessing an internal channel of a medical device with a reprocessing system having a valve, a fluid line fluidly coupled with the valve, and at least one sensor coupled with the fluid line.
Sungwook Yang
Filed: 8 Sep 21
Utility
Compositions for Treatment and Methods for Making and Using the Same
23 Dec 21
A detergent composition, a method of making the detergent composition, and a method of use thereof are provided.
Shokouh Farvid, Navid Omidbakhsh, Keyvan Nowruzi
Filed: 2 Sep 21
Utility
Systems and Methods for Generating a Facilities Report
26 Aug 21
Systems and methods for generating a facilities report for a property.
Lee Kaufman, Mark Ayasse, Raymond Johnson, Raymond Dufresne, Scott Cormier, Vlad Mangeym
Filed: 10 May 21
Utility
System and Method for Automating Verification of Medical Instrument Sterilization Compatibility and Sterilization Cycle Selection
22 Jul 21
A sterilization system includes a communication hub that is configured to transfer information between devices of the system such as a sterilizing cabinet, biological indicator analyzer, and a server in order to allow a user to track a medical device throughout a sterilization process.
Philipe K. Dang, Venkata Danam, Jeremy M. Yarwood, Yaeer Lev, Brian J. Thompson, Amy K. Smith, Sora Rhee
Filed: 8 Apr 21
Utility
Probe Device with Spiral Spring, Rotating Head and Testing Apparatus
22 Jul 21
A probe device for a rotating head has at least one support arm that is mounted so as to rotate around an axis of rotation, at least one probe that is joined to the support arm, and at least one spring element that can be supported on the rotating head and engages at the support arm and that is provided for exerting a force on the support arm, which, as a result of this force, experiences a torque with respect to the axis of rotation.
Jürgen Peters
Filed: 13 Jan 21
Utility
Apparatus and Method for Reprocessing a Medical Device
15 Jul 21
An apparatus and method for reprocessing a medical device includes a decontamination basin, a first flush conduit, a second flush conduit, and a manifold.
Sungwook Yang, Dang Minh Ngo
Filed: 29 Jan 21
Utility
Pressure Differential Sensor Apparatus with High-visibility Condition Indicator
15 Jul 21
An apparatus, having: a pressure differential sensor apparatus (100) configured to detect a pressure difference between two locations; a faceplate (102) having a base (104) and a protrusion (106) from the base, the protrusion comprising a light-transmissive perimeter (116) configured to transmit light forward and laterally; and a circuit board (400) having an indicator light (402) mounted thereon and configured to emit light into the light-transmissive perimeter, the indicator light further configured to emit a first color under first pressure difference conditions and a second color under second pressure difference conditions.
Fran Nutter, G. Michael Soper, Justin DeSilva, Sunil Barot
Filed: 9 Jan 20
Utility
Method and Device for Assessing Overall Asset Condition
17 Jun 21
A risk management system includes a plurality of sensors coupled to a processor and to an electrical device, which may be a utility asset, to monitor operational characteristics of the electrical device.
Paul Henry Stewart DONEGAN, Emilio Morales CRUZ
Filed: 11 Dec 19
Utility
Triaxial Power and Control Systems and Methods
10 Jun 21
A test and measurement device, including a first input structured to receive a first voltage from a first conductor of a first triaxial cable, a second input structured to receive a second voltage from a second conductor of the first triaxial cable or a second triaxial cable, circuitry configured to change modes based on the first voltage and the second voltage; and an output structured to output a signal.
Matthew Alan Holtz, Martin J. Rice, Wayne C. Goeke
Filed: 4 Dec 20
Utility
Safety Adapter for Electrical Connectors
10 Jun 21
A safety adapter assembly includes a first electrical connector, a second electrical connector, a connector body, and a safety sleeve.
Matthew Alan Holtz, Joseph A. Peters, Vladimir V. Genkin
Filed: 3 Dec 20
Utility
Self-contained Biological Indicator
20 May 21
A biological sterilization indicator is disclosed that in some embodiments comprises a housing having a first enclosure and a second enclosure, an ampule containing a liquid growth medium, and an insert disposed at least partially in the first enclosure.
Behnam AMIN
Filed: 22 Jan 21
Utility
Pulsed High Current Technique for Characterization of Device Under Test
4 Mar 21
A test and measurement circuit including a capacitor in parallel with a device under test, a direct current voltage source configured to charge the capacitor, a pulse generator configured to generate a pulse for testing the device under test, and a sensor for determining a current in the device under test.
Gregory Sobolewski
Filed: 24 Aug 20
Utility
Method and System for Determining Rotational Speed by Means of Video Camera
11 Feb 21
A method for determining a rotational speed of a rotatably mounted component of a machine is disclosed, wherein image data of a marked region of the machine component are obtained in the form of a plurality of frames via a video camera, and the image data are evaluated, in order to determine the periodicity of the rotation of the machine component from the change over time of the image data in the frames of the machine component.
Cornelius Sommerer, Bhamy Narasimha Shenoy, Frank Votteler
Filed: 7 Aug 20
Utility
Expanded Shunt Current Source
28 Jan 21
A current source has at least one gain component having a constant gain at frequencies below a frequency point, and having a gain inversely proportional to frequency at frequencies above the frequency point, the gain component having an input and an output, a source resistor connected in series with the output of the gain component, the gain component to regulate a voltage across the source resistor to be a source voltage, such that the gain of the gain component limits regulation by the gain component of the source voltage and an output voltage across a load between a high terminal and a low terminal, and a feedback component to receive at least a portion of the output voltage, the feedback component connected to the input of the gain component, the feedback component configured to reduce the gain of the gain component available to regulate the source voltage across the source resistor.
Wayne C. Goeke
Filed: 23 Jul 20
Utility
Visual Liquid Level Indicator
6 Jan 21
A tank and liquid level indicator has first housing that holds a liquid and a second elongated housing in fluid communication with the first elongated housing so that a liquid level in the second housing is approximately equal to the level in the first housing.
David P. Curry, Douglas Stetson, James B. Dockendorff
Filed: 20 Sep 20
Utility
Estimation of Unknown Electronic Load
23 Dec 20
A test and measurement instrument including a voltage source configured to output a source voltage, a current sensor, and one or more processors.
William C. Weeman
Filed: 4 Jun 20
Utility
Apparatus and Method to Repeatedly Fill and Purge Channels of Endoscope
23 Dec 20
A medical device reprocessor is operable to perform a method of cleaning an internal channel of a medical device.
Sungwook Yang
Filed: 1 Sep 20
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