Top Medical Technology Patent – Shiftable drive interface for robotically-controlled surgical tool – US8616431

U.S. Patent 8616431 was awarded to Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. on 2013-12-31 and describes a “Shiftable drive interface for robotically-controlled surgical tool.” This patent has been cited 306 times by other U.S. patents which places it in the top 500 cited patents since 2010 according to our law firm research, and makes it of the most innovative medical technology patents in the field of instruments. The abstract states:

A surgical instrument including an end effector that has a selectively reciprocatable implement movably supported therein. The implement is selectively advanceable in a distal direction upon application of a rotary actuation motion thereto and retractable in a proximal direction upon application of a rotary retraction motion thereto. An elongate shaft assembly is coupled to the end effector and is configured to transmit the rotary actuation motion and rotary retraction motion to the reciprocatable implement from a robotic system that is configured to generate the rotary actuation motion and said rotary retraction motion. Link: U.S. Patent 8616431

This patent was originally filed on 2012-02-09 which gives it a processing time of 691 days, compared to an average processing time of 575 in the field. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. has 2128 total patents. The first named inventor is Frederick E. Shelton, IV of Hillsboro, OR. The primary examiner was Michelle Lopez.

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Apple patent by Steve Jobs from 2009 for electronic device – USD604297

This Apple patent lists Steve Jobs as an inventor and is directed towards electronic device. Mr. Jobs was awarded U.S. Patent D604297 entitled “Electronic device” on November 17, 2009. The design patent has been cited 109 times by other U.S. patents in the field of recording, communication or information retrieval equipment and in other fields.

Apple  patent by Steve Jobs from 2009 for electronic device - USD604297
Link: U.S. Patent D604297

Apple filed this design patent on September 5, 2007 giving it a processing time of 804 days (compared to an average processing time of 497 in the field). They have a total number of 15027 patents. The first named inventor is Steve P. Jobs of Palo Alto, CA. The patent was allowed by assistant examiner Barbara Fox and primary examiner Cathron C Brooks.

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Innovative LG Electronics design patent for cellular phone – USD656477

This LG Electronics patent directed towards a cellular phone has been rated one of the most influential design patents in the field of recording, communication or information retrieval equipment. LG Electronics Inc. was awarded U.S. Patent D656477 entitled “Cellular phone” on March 27, 2012. The patent has been cited 103 times by other U.S. patents, which places it among the most cited design patents awarded since 2010 according to our law firm research.

Link: U.S. Patent D656477

LG Electronics filed this patent on June 28, 2011 giving it a processing time of 273 days (compared to an average processing time of 499 in the field). They have a total number of 25441 patents. The first named inventor is Sharim Choe of Seoul, . The patent was allowed by primary examiner Bridget L Eland.

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Google patent by Larry Page from 2009 for imaging opposing bound pages at high speed using multiple cameras – US7605844

This Google patent lists Larry Page (Lawrence E. Page) as an inventor and is directed towards imaging opposing bound pages at high speed using multiple cameras. Mr. Page was awarded U.S. Patent 7605844 entitled “Imaging opposing bound pages at high speed using multiple cameras” on October 20, 2009. The utility patent has been cited 17 times by other U.S. patents in the field of telecommunications and in other fields.

Google  patent by Mark Zuckerberg from 2009 for imaging opposing bound pages at high speed using multiple cameras - US7605844
Systems and methods for capturing images of opposing pages in a bound document at high speed using multiple cameras are disclosed. The system generally includes a cradle preferably tilted toward an operator for holding a bound document having two opposing sides, and two cameras each positioned to capture an image of a corresponding side, each camera having an image capture size approximately the size of each side. The cameras may be high definition and store images via direct high speed data communication interfaces, e.g., firewire. A controller and/or foot pedal may provide control of the cameras. The controller may control flashes to selectively light each side simultaneous with each camera capturing the image of the corresponding side. A positioner may position a light-absorbing page between opposing sides. Link: U.S. Patent 7605844

Google filed this utility patent on November 13, 2003 giving it a processing time of 2168 days (compared to an average processing time of 1802 in the field). They have a total number of 15211 patents. The first named inventor is Lawrence E. Page of Palo Alto, CA. The patent was allowed by primary examiner David L Ometz and assistant examiner Dillon Durnford-Geszvain.

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Innovative Global Mobile design patent for graphic user interface computer icon for a monitor display – USD607468

This Global Mobile patent directed towards a graphic user interface computer icon for a monitor display has been rated one of the most influential design patents in the field of recording, communication or information retrieval equipment. Global Mobile Corporation was awarded U.S. Patent D607468 entitled “Graphic user interface computer icon for a monitor display” on January 5, 2010. The patent has been cited 204 times by other U.S. patents, which places it among the most cited design patents awarded since 2010 according to our law firm research.

Link: U.S. Patent D607468

Global Mobile filed this patent on May 20, 2008 giving it a processing time of 595 days (compared to an average processing time of 428 in the field). They have a total number of 1 patents. The first named inventor is Rosemary Ho of Taipei, . The patent was allowed by primary examiner Melanie H Tung.

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