Brian Thomas
Brian H Thomas, Oludele O Popoola, Joseph R Vargas, Steven Seelman, Jeffrey P Anderson: Pyrolytic carbon implants with porous fixation component and methods of making the same. Zimmer, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, November 24, 2015: US09192476 (6 worldwide citation)

An orthopedic implant including an articulation portion having a pyrolytic carbon bearing surface and a porous bone on- or in-growth structure, and methods of making the same.

Danyel, Ernie Aranyi, Richard Simpson: Surgical stapling apparatus. Covidien, November 24, 2015: US09192380 (112 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus is provided including a cartridge assembly defining a tissue contacting surface; an anvil assembly defining a tissue contacting surface; and a surgical buttress releasably secured to at least one of the tissue contacting surface of the cartridge assembly and the tissue ...

Michael J Bettuchi: Recessed groove for better suture retention. Covidien, November 24, 2015: US09192384 (100 worldwide citation)

An end effector for use with a surgical stapler. The end effector comprising a staple cartridge having a tissue contacting surface having at least one recessed groove defined therein and an anvil plate having a tissue contacting surface having at least one recessed groove defined therein. A surgical ...

Peter J Pupalaikis: Method for de-embedding in network analysis. Teledyne LeCroy, Gordon Kessler, November 24, 2015: US09194930 (75 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for de-embedding fixtures and/or probes from measurements of devices where probes and fixtures are connected between the ports of a network analysis instrument and a device-under-test.

David Tse Zhou Lu, Calvin Karl Johnson, Renaud Roland Hubert: Unlock and authentication for autonomous vehicles. Google, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, November 24, 2015: US09194168 (69 worldwide citation)

In one aspect, a vehicle's computing device may receive information identifying a client computing device, a pickup location, and an encryption key. When the vehicle is within a given distance of the pickup location, the computing device uses the encryption key to authenticate the client computing d ...

Richard Walsh, Christopher Amidon, Alfredo Issa: System and method for classification of communication sessions in a social network. Qurio Holdings, Withrow & Terranova PLLC, November 24, 2015: US09195996 (52 worldwide citation)

A system and method for generating a profile of communication sessions involves generating ratings for a selected set of messages and metadata associated with content items that are shared by social network users participating in a communication session. Ratings may be based on keyword scores which ...

Valery G Telfort, Dimitar Dimitrov, Mark Wylie: Acoustic respiratory monitoring sensor with probe-off detection. MASIMO CORPORATION, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 24, 2015: US09192351 (47 worldwide citation)

An acoustic sensor configured to non-invasively detect acoustic vibrations associated with a medical patient. The acoustic vibrations are indicative of one or more physiological parameters of the medical patient. The acoustic sensor can include a sensor support and at least one sound sensing membran ...

Ming Chang Lee, Chih Kuo Tseng: Carrier channel with element concentration gradient distribution and fabrication method thereof. NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY, CKC & Partners, November 24, 2015: US09196483 (45 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provides a carrier channel with an element concentration gradient distribution. The carrier channel includes a substrate and a carrier channel structure. The carrier channel structure is stacked on the substrate, wherein a ratio of a height and a width of the carrier channel i ...

Ammar Al Ali, Bilal Muhsin, Keith Indorf: Physiological monitor touchscreen interface. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 24, 2015: US09195385 (43 worldwide citation)

A physiological monitor touchscreen interface which presents interface constructs on a touchscreen display that are particularly adapted to finger gestures. The finger gestures operate to change at least one of a physiological monitor operating characteristic and a physiological touchscreen display ...

Ammar Al Ali: Variable mode pulse indicator. MASIMO CORPORATION, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 24, 2015: US09192329 (43 worldwide citation)

A user configurable variable mode pulse indicator provides a user the ability to influence outputs indicative of a pulse occurrence at least during distortion, or high-noise events. For example, when configured to provide or trigger pulse indication outputs, a pulse indicator designates the occurren ...