Colson Keith John: Systems and methods for resolving multitouch scenarios using software filters. NEXT HOLDINGS, Pratt John S, November 12, 2009: WO/2009/137355 (21 worldwide citation)

Software heuristics can be applied to determine which two points of a plurality of potential touch points are likely actual touch points based on a potential touch point's location relative to a predefined touch area and/or a characteristic of a hypothetical touch corresponding to the potential touc ...

Carson Christopher Patrick, Smothers Crista: Computer assisted knee arthroplasty instrumentation, system, and process. Smith & Nephew, PRATT John S, March 11, 2004: WO/2004/019792 (20 worldwide citation)

Instrumentation, systems, and processes for tracking anatomy, instrumentation, trial implants, implants and references, and rendering images and data related to them in connection with surgical operations, for example total knee arthroplasties (“TKA”). These instrumentation, systems, and processes a ...

Atwood Christopher Colin Puckett, Elliott Sinnock Jan: Systems and methods for detecting child identity theft. Equifax, Atwood Christopher Colin Puckett, Elliott Sinnock Jan, PRATT John S, May 22, 2009: WO/2009/064840 (20 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for detecting an indication of a suspicious event associated with personal information of a child. Personal information representing a social security number of the child and a name of the child is received. Parent personal information ...

Murphy Stephen B: Computer-assisted ligament balancing in total knee arthroplasty. Smith & Nephew, Murphy Stephen B, PRATT John S Esq, August 11, 2005: WO/2005/072629 (19 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods and processes for computer-assisted soft tissue balancing, including ligament balancing, determining surgical cuts, and positioning or placement of the components of the prosthetic knee during TKR. The improved methods, systems, and processes consider and correlate anatomical landma ...

Holden Brien Anthony, Ho Arthur, Sankaridurg Padmaja Rajagopal, Aller Thomas Arthur, Smith Earl Leo Iii: Means for controlling the progression of myopia. Vision Crc, Holden Brien Anthony, Ho Arthur, Sankaridurg Padmaja Rajagopal, Aller Thomas Arthur, Smith Earl Leo Iii, PRATT John S, December 21, 2007: WO/2007/146673 (18 worldwide citation)

A contact lens (10) for use in controlling or retarding the progression of myopia in an eye has a central optical zone (20) approximating the normal diameter of the pupil of the eye (22) that gives clear central vision at distance for the wearer. An annular peripheral optical zone 24 that is substan ...

Watanabe Kohsuke, Ferrante Joseph M, Mc, Reynolds Keith: Orthopaedic plate and screw assembly. Smith & Nephew, Watanabe Kohsuke, Ferrante Joseph M, Mc, Reynolds Keith, PRATT John S, September 27, 2007: WO/2007/109302 (18 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for treating bone maladies, comprising: (a) a stabilizing structure (100, 150, 170, 190, 2002) associated with a first bone portion, the stabilizing structure comprising a first transverse aperture (118, 2006); (b) a fastening assembly (200, 400, 2004) at least partially extending through ...

SMITH RICHARD MICHAEL: Methods and apparatus for performing knee arthroplasty. SMITH & NEPHEW, Pratt John S, December 2, 2010: WO/2010/138854 (17 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for performing knee arthroplasty, including, but not limited to, bicruciate retaining knee arthroplasty, are described herein. Methods and apparatus for preparing a distal femur for a femoral implant as well as methods and apparatus for preparing a proximal tibia for a tibial i ...

Newton John: Low profile touch panel systems. Next Holdings, Newton John, PRATT John S, March 5, 2009: WO/2009/029764 (16 worldwide citation)

A low profile touch display can be provided, namely one including an optical detection system with the bulk of the electronics and optics positioned partially or completely below the detecting plane surface. The light source and optical detection system components can be configured so that the exit ...

Newton John: Optical touchscreen with improved illumination. Next Holdings, Newton John, PRATT John S, March 5, 2009: WO/2009/029767 (16 worldwide citation)

In an optical touch display system, light from a primary source can be retroreflected to a detector in the absence of an object in the detection area. When an object is present, its position can be triangulated based on the direction of its shadows at the detectors. Accuracy can be improved with a s ...

Donati Ralph, Troutman Randall: Radio frequency identification for medical devices. Smith & Nephew, Donati Ralph, Troutman Randall, PRATT John S, June 8, 2006: WO/2006/060781 (16 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for identifying sterilized medical devices located within a sealed sterilization case (1) in preparation for a surgical procedure with a reader and radio frequency identification tags (5) attached or associated with the medical devices.