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Generating immersive media visualizations for large data sets

The present disclosure relates to the generation of immersive media experience visualizations of a data set. An example method generally includes receiving, from a data source, a data set including a plurality of discrete data points summarizing data in the data set. ... Intuit Inc

Manual release for medical device drive system

A medical device drive system can include a rotational input, a coupling member engaged with the rotational input, a first gear having an engagement feature sized and shaped to engage with the coupling member, and a second gear coupled with the first gear, the second gear coupled to a movable element. The system can have a first system state and a second system state. ... Intuit Inc

System and method for providing surgical instrument force feedback

Embodiments of an actuated cannula seal are disclosed in some embodiments, a cannula seal includes a base portion that engages with a cannula; and a seal portion integrally formed with the base portion, the sealing portion capable of engaging with an instrument shaft, the sealing portion capable of being actuated by an actuator so that the sealing portion is continually in motion relative to the instrument shaft. The actuation of the sealing portion can be accomplished by rotation or vibration of the sealing portion relative to the instrument shaft.. ... Intuit Inc

Wheel support for use with motorcycle stand

A wheel support is provided for use with a motorcycle stand. The wheel support includes a pair of side plates, each of which has a first side end and a second side end distal thereto. ... Intuit Inc

Movable surgical mounting platform controlled by manual motion of robotic arms

Robotic and/or surgical devices, systems, and methods include a manipulator configured to be mounted to a cannula and a processor. The processor is configured to detect a mounting state of the cannula, detect an input indicating the system is to be in a set-up mode, and inhibit transition of the system to the set-up mode in response to the detected mounting state. ... Intuit Inc

Geometrically appropriate tool selection assistance for determined work site dimensions

A robotic system includes a processor that is programmed to determine and cause work site measurements for user specified points in the work site to be graphically displayed in order to provide geometrically appropriate tool selection assistance to the user. The processor is also programmed to determine an optimal one of a plurality of tools of varying geometries for use at the work site and to cause graphical representations of at least the optimal tool to be displayed along with the work site measurements.. ... Intuit Inc

Systems and methods of registration for image-guided surgery

A method of registering sets of anatomical data for use during a surgical procedure is provided herein. The method may include segmenting a set of first modality image data representing a model of one or more passageways within a patient and generating a first set of points based on the segmented set of first modality image data representing the model of the one or more passageways. ... Intuit Inc

Method and system for identifying and addressing potential healthcare-based fraud

Methods and systems of the present disclosure include identifying and addressing potential healthcare-based fraud, according to one embodiment. The methods and systems identify potential healthcare-based fraud associated with potentially suspicious healthcare providers, patients, and/or claim submissions, in one embodiment. ... Intuit Inc

Ungrounded master control devices and methods of use

A mechanically ungrounded master control device comprises a rigid chassis for engagement with one or more fingers of a user's hand and at least one pivotable finger engagement device for controlling movement of a tool end effector. The control device also includes at least one sensor for detecting a position and orientation of the rigid chassis in a surgical environment and a switch coupled to the rigid chassis and manipulatable by a finger of the user's hand while another finger of the user's hand is engaged with the at least one pivotable finger engagement device.. ... Intuit Inc

Systems and methods of registration for image-guided surgery

A method of registering sets of anatomical data for use during a surgical procedure is provided herein. The method may include segmenting a set of first modality image data representing a model of one or more passageways within a patient and generating a first set of points based on the segmented set of first modality image data representing the model of the one or more passageways. ... Intuit Inc

System and method for dynamic virtual collision objects

A system and method of dynamic virtual collision objects includes a control unit for a medical device. The control unit includes one or more processors and an interface coupling the control unit to the medical device. ... Intuit Inc

Method for automated siem custom correlation rule generation through interactive network visualization

The present disclosure provides a dynamic method for automated security information and event management (siem) custom correlation rule generation through the use of an interactive network visualization. The visualization is based on log data received from network endpoints and inputs received from a user, and is provided to the user for feedback before the siem custom correlation rules are automatically generated based on the visualization. ... Intuit Inc

Configurable cycle vehicle and method of conversion of a cycle vehicle between first and second riding conditions

A configurable cycle vehicle (10) has an adjustable frame (12) which is formed from a plurality of relatively configurable frame members (26, 28, 30, 32, 34), and which can be separately arranged in a first, upright riding condition, or alternatively in a second, recumbent riding condition. A method of conversion of a cycle vehicle between first and second riding conditions is also provided.. ... Intuit Inc

Complex irrigation/suction flow path in a medical device

A suction/irrigation medical device valve system comprises a first valve plunger configured for insertion into a first valve plunger channel. The first valve plunger has a first latch member disposed at a distal end with a first sealing member and a first valve opening disposed proximally from the first latch member. ... Intuit Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228563

Assembly process for tensioning elements and related systems

A method of manufacturing a surgical instrument mountable to a remotely controllable manipulator configured to operate the surgical instrument includes applying a first tension to a first tensioning element, applying a second tension to a second tensioning element, and maintaining the first and second tensions in the first and second tensioning elements while a first rotatable cylinder is locked to a second rotatable cylinder. The first tensioning element and the second tensioning element are each coupled to a distal end component of the surgical instrument and are coupled to one another such that a tension in one of the first tensioning element and the second tensioning element is transmitted at least in part to the other of the first tensioning element and the second tensioning element.. ... Intuit Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228548

Fiber management in medical instrument backend

A flexible tool includes an optical fiber including a proximal region, a distal region, an intermediate portion between the proximal region and the distal region and an bending region between the proximal region and the intermediate portion, wherein the intermediate portion is constrained to have a single degree of freedom that is translational substantially along an axis defined by the optical fiber at the intermediate portion. The optical fiber may be used to provide shape sensing of the flexible tool.. ... Intuit Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228351

Surgical system with hermetically sealed endoscope

In one embodiment, a minimally invasive surgical system includes a patient side manipulator, a hermetically sealed endoscopic camera instrument, a vision cart, and a monitor. The patient side manipulator has a robotic arm. ... Intuit Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228350

Coronary sinus cannulation

A method of visually locating a vessel within a body lumen comprises displacing an opaque fluid with an inflatable member contained within an open area of a barrier or membrane. The method also comprises positioning the inflatable member against or adjacent to a tissue region at a first location and visually assessing the tissue region at the first location through the inflatable member. ... Intuit Inc

08/09/18 / #20180225855

Rendering tool information as graphic overlays on displayed images of tools

An operator telerobotically controls tools to perform a procedure on an object at a work site while viewing real-time images of the work site on a display. Tool information is provided in the operator's current gaze area on the display by rendering the tool information over the tool so as not to obscure objects being worked on at the time by the tool nor to require eyes of the user to refocus when looking at the tool information and the image of the tool on a stereo viewer.. ... Intuit Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221639

Surgical port features with electrically conductive portions, related devices, and related methods

A surgical port includes a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a longitudinal axis extending through the first end and the second end. An outer sidewall extends between the first end and the second end. ... Intuit Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221101

Curved cannula surgical system control

A robotic system includes a master device and a slave manipulator configured to support an instrument. The instrument includes an instrument shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, and an end effector coupled to the distal end. ... Intuit Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221100

User interfaces and displays for flux supply units

A surgeon console for a teleoperated surgical system includes a user input mechanism configured to be actuated to command a flux supply unit to supply a flux to a surgical instrument operatively coupled to the surgeon console; and a user interface configured to display setting information of the flux supply unit, wherein the user interface comprises actuatable control features configured to change a control setting of the flux supply unit.. . ... Intuit Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221095

Minimally invasive surgical instrument to provide needle-based therapy

A surgical instrument is provided that includes a first input mechanism having axial slots formed in a periphery and a second input mechanism having helical slots formed in a surface. The instrument also includes an insert having pins extending from a surface thereof, the insert coupled to the second input mechanism such that the one or more pins extend into the helical slots, and a surgical device coupled to an end. ... Intuit Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221053

Sealing multiple surgical instruments

In accordance with aspects of the present invention, a door mechanism is provided. A door mechanism according to some embodiments of the present invention includes a door that includes a sealing part, an arm connected to the sealing part, and a pivot part connected to the arm, the door rotating around a pivot axis at the pivot part; and a lever, the lever engaging the door at the pivot part such that the lever opens the door when engaged but is not affected when the door is opened without the lever.. ... Intuit Inc

08/02/18 / #20180220064

Intelligent manual adjustment of an image control element

An imaging system comprises an image capturing device, a viewer, a control element, and a processor. The control element controls or adjusts an image characteristic of one of the image capturing device and the viewer. ... Intuit Inc

08/02/18 / #20180217822

Object graph traversal and processing

The present disclosure relates to traversing and processing objects in an object graph. The method and system evaluate an object in the graph to identify one or more objects referenced by the first object. ... Intuit Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214681

Surgical instrument ports configured for use with wound retractors, and related devices and methods

A surgical port includes an end face with a channel extending through the end face. The channel has a cross section shaped to receive a surgical instrument cannula. ... Intuit Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214225

Systems and methods for commanded reconfiguration of a surgical manipulator using the null-space

Devices, systems, and methods for reconfiguring a surgical manipulator by moving the manipulator within a null-space of a kinematic jacobian of the manipulator arm. In one aspect, in response to receiving a reconfiguration command, the system drives a first set of joints and calculates velocities of the plurality of joints to be within a null-space. ... Intuit Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214223

Detecting uncontrolled movement

A teleoperated surgical system includes a component such as a master control or a multi-jointed mechanical system that is configured for manual manipulation and a detection module configured to analyze movement of the component and detect uncontrolled movement of the component. Uncontrolled movement may be identified by detecting movement only on joints that gravity can move, but no movement on joints that are not subject to movement caused by gravity. ... Intuit Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214222

Wireless force sensor on a distal portion of a surgical instrument and method

A surgical instrument includes a distal portion. A force sensor is operatively mounted on the distal portion. ... Intuit Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214176

Surgical system instrument manipulator

An instrument manipulator and a robotic surgical system including an instrument manipulator are provided. In one embodiment, an instrument manipulator includes a plurality of independent actuator drive modules, each of the plurality of actuator drive modules including an actuator output, wherein each of the actuator outputs are configured to independently actuate a corresponding actuator input of a surgical instrument without force input from another actuator output. ... Intuit Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214059

Body fluid sampling device - sampling site interface

An arrangement for producing a sample of body fluid from a wound opening created in a skin surface at a sampling site includes: a housing, the housing comprising a first opening; a skin interface member disposed in the first opening, the skin interface member comprising an inner member having a second opening, and an outer member at least partially surrounding the inner member and attached to the first opening; and at least one skin-penetration member configured and arranged to project within the second opening. Arrangements having alternatively constructed skin interface members are also described.. ... Intuit Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214014

Medical robotic system with image referenced camera control using partitionable orientational and translational modes

A medical robotic system includes an entry guide with articulatable instruments such as surgical tools and a camera extending out of its distal end. The camera instrument is manipulatable by a camera manipulator, which has a first mechanism for pivoting a focal point of the camera instrument about a pivot of the camera instrument and a second mechanism for positioning the pivot within a three-dimensional space in response to translational commands received from one or a coupled pair of input devices. ... Intuit Inc

07/26/18 / #20180211330

Method to determine account similarity in an online accounting system

A method and system groups user accounts in a financial management system based on the similarities of the financial transactions associated with the accounts. The financial management system receives financial transaction data related to a plurality of financial transactions of a plurality of users. ... Intuit Inc

07/26/18 / #20180206927

Curved cannula surgical system

A method may include coupling a proximal end of a first cannula to a first manipulator of a surgical system, the first manipulator being configured to remotely actuate movement of the first cannula, wherein the first cannula comprises a rigid portion disposed between the proximal end and a distal end of the first cannula, the rigid portion having a curved longitudinal axis, and coupling a proximal end of a second cannula to a second manipulator of a surgical system, the second manipulator being configured to remotely actuate movement of the second cannula, wherein the second cannula comprises a rigid portion disposed between the proximal end and a distal end of the second cannula, the rigid portion having a curved longitudinal axis. The coupling of the first and second cannulas to the respective first and second manipulators can further include positioning respective first and second centers of motion of the first and second cannulas proximate to each other, and positioning respective longitudinal axes of the first and second cannulas at the first and second centers of motion across one another.. ... Intuit Inc

07/26/18 / #20180206925

Control of multiple devices

Methods, systems, and apparatuses for controlling surgical systems. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining, at a control subsystem associated with a surgical system, hardware configuration information from a first patient side subsystem that is communicatively coupled to and controlled by the control subsystem; determining a software version to be used by the control subsystem and the first patient side subsystem, wherein determining the software version includes selecting the software version from among a plurality of software versions, and wherein each software version of the plurality of software versions is associated with a particular patient side subsystem; instructing the first patient side subsystem to use the software version; determining whether the software version is currently loaded on the control subsystem; in response to determining that the software version is not currently loaded on the control subsystem, loading the software version on the control subsystem; and initializing the surgical system.. ... Intuit Inc

07/26/18 / #20180206924

Controller assisted reconfiguration of an articulated instrument during movement into and out of an entry guide

To perform a tool exchange in a medical robotic system, tool is retracted back into an entry guide from a deployed position and pose so that an assistant in the operating room may replace it with a different tool. While the tool is being retracted back towards the entry guide by user action, its configuration is changed to an entry pose while avoiding collisions with other objects so that it may fit in the entry guide. ... Intuit Inc

07/19/18 / #20180200008

Compact counter balanced arm

In one embodiment of the invention, a link of a counter balanced arm is disclosed including, a hollow housing with a cylindrical cavity having an open end and a closed end with a small opening to allow cables to pass through; a first pivotal joint near the closed end of the hollow housing; a second pivotal join near the open end of the hollow housing; a compressible spring assembly received through the open end by the cylindrical cavity of the hollow housing; and a plug coupled to the open end of the cylindrical cavity of the hollow housing.. . ... Intuit Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193100

Robotic surgery system including position sensors using fiber bragg gratings

An apparatus comprises a surgical instrument mountable to a robotic manipulator. The surgical instrument comprises an elongate arm. ... Intuit Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193007

Operating self-antagonistic drives of medical instruments

A medical instrument including a shaft and an actuated structure mounted at a distal end of the shaft can employ a pair of tendons connected to the actuated structure, extending down the shaft, and respectively wound around a capstan in opposite directions. A passive preload system may maintain minimum tensions in the tendons.. ... Intuit Inc

07/12/18 / #20180192859

Center robotic arm with five-bar spherical linkage for endoscopic camera

A robotic arm including a parallel spherical five-bar linkage with a remote center of spherical rotation. The robotic arm movably supports an endoscopic camera. ... Intuit Inc

07/05/18 / #20180191753

System and method for providing a self-monitoring, self-reporting, and self-repairing virtual asset configured for extrusion and intrusion detection and threat scoring in a cloud computing environment

A trigger event monitoring system is provided in one or more virtual assets. One or more trigger parameters, including security threat patterns, are defined and trigger data is generated. ... Intuit Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185110

Multi-user medical robotic system for collaboration or training in minimally invasive surgical procedures

A multi-user medical robotic system for collaboration or training in minimally invasive surgical procedures includes first and second master input devices, a first slave robotic mechanism, and at least one processor configured to generate a first slave command for the first slave robotic mechanism by switchably using one or both of a first command indicative of manipulation of the first master input device by a first user and a second command indicative of manipulation of the second master input device by a second user. To facilitate the collaboration or training, both first and second users communicate with each other through an audio system and see the minimally invasive surgery site on first and second displays respectively viewable by the first and second users.. ... Intuit Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185109

Tool grip calibration for robotic surgery

Telerobotic, telesurgical, and surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods selectively calibrate end effector jaws by bringing the jaw elements into engagement with each other. Commanded torque signals may bring the end effector elements into engagement while monitoring the resulting position of a drive system, optionally using a second derivative of the torque/position relationship so as to identify an end effector engagement position. ... Intuit Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185106

Surgical system with obstacle indication system

A patient side cart for a teleoperated surgical system may comprise a column extending from a base, the column having a first end connected to the base and a second end opposite the first end. The patient side cart may further include a surgical instrument manipulator arm coupled proximate the second end of the column, and an obstacle indication system comprising an illumination source mounted on the patient side cart at a height above a location the surgical instrument manipulator arm is coupled to the second end of the column, the height being measured in a direction the column extends from the base.. ... Intuit Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185105

Medical robotic system with remote current controller for controlling a plurality of distally housed motors

A robotic system comprises a joint position controller and a manipulator having coupled together housings. The manipulator is adapted to hold and manipulate a device. ... Intuit Inc

07/05/18 / #20180184801

Portable desk

A portable desk (10) which comprises a main body (12), at least one wheel (18) engagable with 38 the main body (12), and a support element (14) engagable with the main body (12) at a position which is at or adjacent to the or each wheel (12). The desk (10) can be arranged in two different configurations: in the first configuration, the main body (12) is preferably free standing and arranged such that the support element (14) is disposed at a vertically uppermost end of the main body to present a work-surface (16) to a user; whereas in the second configuration, the main body (12) is arrangeable such that the wheels (18) are in contact with the ground to allow the desk to be pushed or pulled by a user. ... Intuit Inc

06/28/18 / #20180178066

Biometric assessment in fitness improvement

In some embodiments, an automated system comprises one or more biometric sensors, an interactive screen, and an exercise routine generation application communicable with a mobile application. In some embodiments, the mobile application receives data from an automated station and displays exercise routines, other exercise information, or both. ... Intuit Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174243

Systems, methods and apparatus for enhanced navigation in preparation of an electronic tax return

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for preparing an electronic tax return which prioritizes form fields and provides a user interface which displays each form field and indicates the status of each form field as a required form field, a completed form field or an optional form field, and also provides for easy and efficient navigation to each form field. The tax preparation system includes a software application having a rules module configured to analyze and prioritize a plurality of form fields based on a set of predetermined prioritization rules, a field mapper module configured to map form fields to respective status identifiers, and a user interface manager configured to generate a user interface for display to a user, the user interface including each of the form fields in an order based upon the priority ranking and a respective visible status marker associated with each of the form fields.. ... Intuit Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172920

Interferometric alignment of optical multicore fibers to be connected

The ends of sensing and interrogating multicore fibers are brought into proximity for connection in a first orientation with one or more cores in the sensing fiber being paired up with corresponding one or more cores in the interrogating fiber. Optical interferometry is used to interrogate at least one core pair and to determine a first reflection value that represents a degree of alignment for the core pair in the first orientation. ... Intuit Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168756

System and method for patient-side instrument control

A surgical instrument is configured to be installed for use on a teleoperated surgical system. A surgeon or other medical person controls the surgical instrument by manipulating one or more control inputs. ... Intuit Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168742

Display of computer generated image of an out-of-view portion of a medical device adjacent a real-time image of an in-view portion of the medical device

Systems and methods for performing robotically-assisted surgical procedures on a patient enable an image display device to provide an operator with auxiliary information related to the surgical procedure, in addition to providing an image of the surgical site itself. The systems and methods allow an operator to selectively access and reference auxiliary information on the image display device during the performance of a surgical procedure.. ... Intuit Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168684

Canula fixation devices, systems, and related methods

A cannula fixation device for insertion at a surgical incision includes a sleeve having a passage configured to receive a cannula, and a clamp configured to rotatably couple the cannula to the sleeve and to maintain an axial position of the cannula relative to the sleeve.. . ... Intuit Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168572

Surgical instrument with integral knife blade

A cartridge of a surgical instrument includes a housing, a lead screw mounted for rotation in the housing, a drive member operatively coupled with the lead screw, and a knife member. The knife member is driven distally by the drive member and is configured to cut when moved distally. ... Intuit Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161112

System and method for minimally invasive cutting instrument operation

A system and method of operating a minimally invasive cutting instrument includes a surgical cutting instrument. The surgical cutting instrument includes a drive unit, an end effector located at a distal end of the instrument, and a garage for housing the cutting blade when the cutting blade is not in use. ... Intuit Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161052

System and method for reducing blade exposures

A system and method of reducing blade exposures includes a surgical cutting. The surgical cutting instrument includes an end effector located at a distal end of the surgical cutting instrument, one or more drive units, a shaft coupled to the drive unit, an articulated wrist coupling the end effector to the shaft, and one or more drive mechanisms in the shaft for coupling force or torque from the drive units to the end effector and the articulated wrist. ... Intuit Inc

06/07/18 / #20180158116

Payment and invoice systems integration

A method for systems integration to create an end-to-end view includes obtaining a status of an invoice from an accounting data repository, generating a visualization for the invoice showing the status, and obtaining, from a payment system and based on the status indicating a payment on the invoice, monetary transaction records that match the invoice. The method further includes aggregating the monetary transaction records to update the status of the invoice after the status indicates the payment on the invoice, and updating the visualization with the status of the invoice to show the end-to-end view of the invoice.. ... Intuit Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153636

Method and apparatus to provide updated patient images during robotic surgery

In a method and an apparatus to provide updated images during a robotically-implemented surgical procedure, 3d data is obtained of a volume of a patient, which includes anatomy involved in the procedure. The anatomy is segmented from a reconstructed image of the volume. ... Intuit Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153632

Configuring surgical system with surgical procedures atlas

A surgical method is provided for use with a teleoperated surgical system (surgical system), the method comprising: recording surgical instrument kinematic information indicative of surgical instrument motion produced within the surgical system during the occurrence of the surgical procedure; determining respective kinematic signatures associated with respective surgical instrument motions; producing an information structure in a computer readable storage device that associates respective kinematic signatures with respective control signals; comparing, during a performance of the surgical procedure surgical instrument kinematic information during the performance with at least one respective kinematic signature; launching, during a performance of the surgical procedure an associated respective control signal in response to a match between surgical instrument kinematics during the performance and a respective kinematic signature.. . ... Intuit Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153630

System and methods for positioning a manipulator arm by clutching within a null-perpendicular space concurrent with null-space movement

Devices, systems, and methods for positioning an end effector or remote center of a manipulator arm by floating a first set of joints within a null-perpendicular joint velocity sub-space and providing a desired state or movement of a proximal portion of a manipulator arm concurrent with end effector positioning by driving a second set of joints within a null-space orthogonal to the null-perpendicular space. Methods include floating a first set of joints within a null-perpendicular space to allow manual positioning of one or both of a remote center or end effector position within a work space and driving a second set of joints according to an auxiliary movement calculated within a null-space according to a desired state or movement of the manipulator arm during the floating of the joints. ... Intuit Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153621

Systems and methods of registration for image guided surgery

A method performed by a computing system comprises receiving a collected set of spatial information for a distal portion of an instrument at a plurality of locations within a set of anatomic passageways and receiving a set of position information for a reference portion of the instrument when the distal portion of the instrument is at each of the plurality of locations. The method also comprises determining a reference set of spatial information for the distal portion of the instrument based on the collected set of spatial information and the set of position information for the reference portion of the instrument and registering the reference set of spatial information with a set of anatomical model information.. ... Intuit Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153612

Surgical instruments, related systems, and related methods

A surgical instrument includes a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. An end effector assembly includes an end effector body portion coupled to the distal end of the shaft. ... Intuit Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153578

Entry guide for multiple instruments in a single port surgical system

A surgical access port comprises an instrument guide. The instrument guide comprises a proximal end, a distal end, a plurality of instrument guide channels between the proximal and distal ends of the instrument guide, and an outside surface that fits closely to an inner wall surface of a cannula into which the instrument guide is inserted. ... Intuit Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152473

Method and system for creating and deploying virtual assets

A method and system include identifying a virtual asset creation template associated with virtual assets to be verified. A test virtual asset is generated using the virtual asset creation template and deployed in a testing environment. ... Intuit Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150913

Methods, systems and computer program products for collecting tax data

A computer-implemented method for collecting tax data for an electronic tax return preparation program includes a tax logic agent reading a user data profile indexed to a user id for a user to identify an identifier of a missing datum. The method also includes a match system identifying a data source corresponding to the identifier of the missing datum. ... Intuit Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140365

Grip force control in a robotic surgical instrument

Surgical assemblies, instruments, and related methods are disclosed that control tissue gripping force. A method for controlling grip force in a robotic surgical instrument includes actuating an input link of a spring assembly. ... Intuit Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140364

Robotic surgical system with patient support

A robotic surgery system for supporting a patient and a robotic surgical manipulator. The robotic surgery system includes a base, a pillar coupled to the base at a first end and extending vertically upwardly to an opposing second end, and an attachment structure coupled to the second end of the pillar. ... Intuit Inc

05/17/18 / #20180132957

Construction and use of low tension medical instrument

A system includes a medical instrument that includes a termination fixture, an actuated element, and drive members coupled to the actuated element and extending to the termination fixture. The termination fixture provides an interface that exposes portions of the drive member to direct movement by an external system that may include a manipulator and a sterile barrier.. ... Intuit Inc

05/17/18 / #20180132890

Electrically conductive reducer device, related systems, and related methods

A reducer device for insertion into a surgical cannula includes a tubular member having a proximal opening and a distal opening and an electrically conductive component configured and positioned to provide an electrically conductive path from an interior of the tubular member to an exterior of the tubular member. The electrically conductive path is localized along an axial length of the tubular member. ... Intuit Inc

05/10/18 / #20180128599

Force sensing in a distal region of an instrument including single-core or multi-core optical fiber

An optical force sensor along with an optical processing apparatus and method are disclosed. The optical force sensor includes an optical fiber, a core included in the optical fiber, an instrument including the optical fiber, the instrument having a distal region, and a tubular structure encasing an end of the optical fiber and secured to the first conduit at the distal region of the instrument. ... Intuit Inc

05/10/18 / #20180126546

Surgical instrument housing, and related systems, and methods

A force transmission mechanism of a surgical instrument, which is configured to releasably engage with a drive interface device located at a patient side cart of a teleoperated surgical system, includes a housing. The housing is configured to cover one or more drive components of the force transmission mechanism. ... Intuit Inc

05/10/18 / #20180126149

Electrode assemblies with electrically insulative electrode spacers, and related devices, systems, and methods

An electrode assembly may include an electrode support made of a first electrically insulative material and an electrode on the electrode support, the electrode having a working surface extending generally transverse to a thickness of the electrode. The electrode assembly may further include an insulative spacer retained in the electrode and made of a second electrically insulative material. ... Intuit Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125588

Preventing instrument/tissue collisions

Collisions between a minimally invasive surgical instrument and patient tissue are prevented in various ways. A real time image of a surgical site is mosaiced over a previously recorded more distal image of the site. ... Intuit Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125569

Electrically insulative electrode spacers, and related devices, systems, and methods

An electrode assembly comprises an electrode support, an electrode on the electrode support, the electrode having a working surface extending generally transverse to a thickness of the electrode, and a filament of electrically insulative material overlying a portion of the working surface of the electrode and at least partially extending through the thickness of the electrode. An electrosurgical may include an end effector having a jaw member comprising such an electrode assembly.. ... Intuit Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125333

Efficient and interactive bleeding detection in a surgical system

A bleeding detection unit in a surgical system processes information in an acquired scene before that scene is presented on a display unit in the operating room. For example, the bleeding detection unit analyzes the pixel data in the acquired scene and determines whether there are one or more initial sites of blood in the scene. ... Intuit Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124102

Method and system for secure delivery of information to computing environments

A method and system for protecting and repairing a current virtual asset from damage by potential security threats, according to one embodiment. The method and system include monitoring a current a current virtual asset for potential security threats, with a virtual asset agent, according to one embodiment. ... Intuit Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121756

Image quality assessment and improvement for performing optical character recognition

Techniques are disclosed for performing optical character recognition (ocr) by assessing and improving quality of electronic documents to perform the ocr. For example a method for identifying information in an electronic document includes obtaining a reference image of the electronic document, distorting the reference image by adjusting different sets of one or more parameters associated with a quality of the reference image to generate a plurality of distorted images, analyzing each distorted image to detect the adjusted set of parameters and corresponding adjusted values, determining an accuracy of detection of the set of parameters and the adjusted values, and training a model based at least on the plurality of distorted images and the accuracy of the detection, wherein the trained model determines at least a first technique for adjusting a set of parameters in a second image to prepare the second image for optical character recognition.. ... Intuit Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121720

Identifying document forms using digital fingerprints

Techniques are disclosed to identify a form document in an image using a digital fingerprint of the form document. To do so, the image is evaluated to detect features of the image and generate a boundary around each feature. ... Intuit Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121337

System and method for identifying a subset of total historical users of a document preparation system to represent a full set of test scenarios based on code coverage

A method and system generate sample data set for efficiently and accurately testing a new calculation for preparing a portion of an electronic document for users of an electronic document preparation system. The method and system receive the new calculation and gather historical use data related to previously prepared electronic documents for a large number of historical users. ... Intuit Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121261

Processing application programming interface (api) queries based on variable schemas

The present disclosure relates to accessing data using application programming interface (api) calls. According to one embodiment, a method generally includes receiving, at the api, a request from a client device, where the requesting a data operation. ... Intuit Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121260

Defining variability schemas in an application programming interface (api)

The present disclosure relates to managing variability in an application programming interface (api). According to one embodiment, a method generally includes receiving, from a user, a definition of a variability schema and context information associated with the variability schema. ... Intuit Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121026

Rendering user-interface elements based on variation metamodels

Embodiments presented herein provide techniques for rendering user-interface elements for an entity type based on a variation metamodel received in response to an api request. When a user invokes a function to access or create an entity, a user interface sends the api request to an api service. ... Intuit Inc

05/03/18 / #20180120444

Battery efficient automatic mileage tracking

A method for reducing battery consumption while automatically tracking mileage may include detecting a trip initiation event at a location of a mobile device, initiating, by activating a geolocation sensor, tracking of global positions, and obtaining a global position of the mobile device corresponding to the location. The method may further include adding the global position to a global position sequence, and detecting, using trip updating parameters, a sequence of trip updating events. ... Intuit Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116760

Cleaning of a surgical instrument force sensor

A force transducer is coupled to a distal portion of a shaft of a surgical instrument. The force transducer includes proximal and distal portions, radial ribs, and a plurality of strain gauges. ... Intuit Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116749

System and method for force or torque limit compensation

A system and method of force or torque limit compensation includes a surgical instrument for use with a computer-assisted medical device. The surgical instrument includes an end effector located at a distal end of the instrument, a drive unit for operating a degree of freedom of the instrument, a shaft coupled to the drive unit, and one or more drive mechanisms in the shaft for coupling force or torque from the drive unit to the end effector and the articulated wrist. ... Intuit Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116743

Tension regulator for actuation elements, and related remotely actuated instruments, systems, and methods

A device to regulate tension of an actuation element for actuating movement of a surgical instrument includes an elastically deformable body configured to be coupled to the actuation element. The deformable body is configured to elastically deform in response to a state of slack occurring in the actuation element. ... Intuit Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116735

Surgical robotic tools, data architecture, and use

Robotic surgical tools, systems, and methods for preparing for and performing robotic surgery include a memory mounted on the tool. The memory can perform a number of functions when the tool is loaded on the tool manipulator: first, the memory can provide a signal verifying that the tool is compatible with that particular robotic system. ... Intuit Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116708

Medical instrument electrically energized using drive cables

An electrically energized medical instrument uses one or more drive cables to both actuate mechanical components of a wrist mechanism or an effector and to electrically energize the effector. Electrical isolation can be achieved using an insulating main tube through which drive cables extend from a backend mechanism to the effector, an insulating end cover that leaves only the desired portions of the effector exposed, and one or more seals to prevent electrically conductive liquid from entering the main tube. ... Intuit Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116691

Multi-layer seal with overlapping openings

A seal for sealing against a surgical instrument shaft includes a plurality of seal layers and a plurality of overlapping seal openings formed in the seal layers. The plurality of seal openings together can create an effective seal opening that is smaller than any of the individual overlapping seal openings. ... Intuit Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109773

Depth based modification of captured images

An imaging system processes images of a plurality of objects which have been captured by an image capture device for display. Normal processing of the images is modified as either a function of a depth corresponding to one or more of the plurality of objects appearing in the captured images relative to the image capture device or as a function of the depth and one or more image characteristics extracted from the captured images. ... Intuit Inc

04/19/18 / #20180108093

Method and system for providing domain-specific and dynamic type ahead suggestions for search query terms with a customer self-service system for a tax return preparation system

Disclosed methods and systems provide domain-specific type ahead suggestions for search query terms with a customer self-service system for a tax return preparation system, according to one embodiment. Type ahead suggestions include suggestions for completing a single search query term and/or suggestions for completing a search query having multiple search query terms. ... Intuit Inc

04/19/18 / #20180108092

Method and system for searching for and navigating to user content and other user experience pages in a financial management system with a customer self-service system for the financial management system

Disclosed methods and systems provide domain-specific incremental search results for search query terms with a customer self-service system for a financial management system, according to one embodiment. Incremental search results are search results that are generated for search query terms, as a user enters the search query terms as part of a search query to a customer self-service system, according to one embodiment. ... Intuit Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104448

Articulating mechanism with flex-hinged links

The invention provides articulating mechanisms, and flexible members and flexible segments that can form such articulating mechanisms. The mechanisms are useful, for example, for remote steering, guidance and/or manipulation of various instruments and tools at a targeted location. ... Intuit Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104012

Surgical instrument steering input device

A surgical instrument includes: a distal movable component; a proximal drive assembly including a drive shaft, a capstan, and a plurality of splines; a first cable extending between the distal movable component and the drive shaft; and a second cable extending between the distal movable component and the capstan. The drive shaft includes a tapered projection, and the capstan includes a tapered bore in which the tapered projection of the drive shaft is received. ... Intuit Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104011

Surgical instrument steering inputs

A surgical instrument includes: an adjustable end effector; an elongated instrument shaft defining an internal bore; and a drive assembly including a housing coupled to an end of the instrument shaft and an input device configured to facilitate controlled adjustment of the end effector via a drive cable extending along the bore of the instrument shaft. The input device includes: a drive shaft attached to a first portion of the drive cable, the drive shaft including an upstanding stem portion having a radially tapered outer surface; and a capstan attached to a second portion of the drive cable, the capstan defining an internal bore sized to receive the stem portion of the drive shaft, at least a lower portion of the internal bore having a radially tapered inner surface. ... Intuit Inc

04/12/18 / #20180098766

Methods and systems for controlling staple firing

Systems and methods for controlling staple firing include an end effector including a first jaw and a second jaw holding staples, a drive system configured to apply a force or torque to cause staple firing to occur, and a processor. The processor is configured to monitor the applied force or torque and control application of the force or torque by the drive system based on a comparison of the applied force or torque to an acceptable range of force or torque. ... Intuit Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096200

Automating creation of accurate ocr training data using specialized ui application

Systems of the present disclosure generate accurate training data for optical character recognition (ocr). Systems disclosed herein generates images of a text passage as displayed piecemeal in a user interface (ui) element rendered in a selected font type and size, determine accurate dimensions and locations of bounding boxes for each character pictured in the images, stitch together a training image by concatenating the images, and associate the training image, the bounding box dimensions and locations, and the text passage together in a collection of training data. ... Intuit Inc

04/05/18 / #20180092701

Variable-length guide apparatus for delivery of a flexible instrument and methods of use

Described herein is an apparatus for guiding an elongated flexible instrument, the apparatus comprising a variable-length support assembly adapted to maintain a length of the elongated flexible instrument in a fixed configuration relative to the variable-length support assembly as the variable-length support assembly is moved along a longitudinal axis. The variable-length support assembly includes a plurality of linkages connected in series along the longitudinal axis, and the variable-length support assembly has a compact configuration and an expanded configuration.. ... Intuit Inc

04/05/18 / #20180092700

Systems and methods for rendering onscreen identification of instruments in a teleoperational medical system

A teleoperational assembly is disclosed which includes an operator control system and a plurality of manipulators configured to control the movement of medical instruments in a surgical environment. The manipulators are teleoperationally controlled by the operator control system. ... Intuit Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089283

Method and system for providing domain-specific incremental search results with a customer self-service system for a financial management system

Disclosed methods and systems provide domain-specific incremental search results for search query terms with a customer self-service system for a financial management system, according to one embodiment. Incremental search results are search results that are generated for search query terms, as a user enters the search query terms as part of a search query to a customer self-service system, according to one embodiment. ... Intuit Inc

03/29/18 / #20180085176

Force sensor temperature compensation

A force sensor apparatus is provided including a tube portion having a plurality of radial ribs and at least one fiber optic strain gauge positioned over each rib of the plurality of radial ribs. A proximal end of the tube portion is operably couplable to a shaft of a surgical instrument that is operably couplable to a manipulator arm of a robotic surgical system, and a distal end of the tube portion is proximally couplable to a wrist joint coupled to an end effector. ... Intuit Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082146

Font detector

The present disclosure includes techniques for selecting a candidate presentation style for individual documents for inclusion in an aggregate training data set for a document type that may be used to train an ocr processing engine prior to identifying text in an image of a document of the document type. In one embodiment, text input corresponding to a text sample in a document is received, and an image of the text sample in the document is received. ... Intuit Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082114

Method and system of hand segmentation and overlay using depth data

In a minimally invasive surgical system, a plurality of video images is acquired. Each image includes a hand pose image. ... Intuit Inc

03/22/18 / #20180078321

Master-to-slave orientation mapping when misaligned

A controller stores the orientations of a master tool grip and a slave surgical instrument tip upon completion of a master-slave alignment process, and enters following. During following each commanded movement of the slave surgical instrument tip from the master tool grip is processed by the controller to compensate for any alignment error between the master tool grip and the slave surgical instrument tip before following was entered. ... Intuit Inc

03/22/18 / #20180078320

System and method for providing feedback during manual joint positioning

A system and method of providing feedback during manual joint positioning includes a computer-assisted medical device. The computer-assisted medical device includes an articulated arm comprising a joint and a control unit coupled to the articulated arm. ... Intuit Inc

03/22/18 / #20180078318

Systems and methods of registration compensation in image guided surgery

A method performed by a computing system comprises receiving shape information for an elongate flexible portion of a medical instrument. The medical instrument includes a reference portion movably coupled to a fixture having a known pose in a surgical reference frame. ... Intuit Inc

03/22/18 / #20180078249

Flexible surgical devices

A surgical device comprises a tube including a proximal segment and a distal segment and a plurality of force transmission elements coupled to the tube. The force transmission elements are actuatable to alter the distal segment of the tube between a flexible state and a stiffened state. ... Intuit Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075120

Systems and methods for synchronizing nodes of a robotic system

A robotic system is provided. The robotic system includes a publishing node including at least one first synchronization database that includes a plurality of attributes, each of the attributes including a tag identifying the attribute and data, a flag associated with each of the attributes, and a subscriber list. ... Intuit Inc

03/15/18 / #20180073615

Split nut drive

A medical device drive system including a lever body having portions defining a lever body cavity, a nut housing in the lever body cavity, and a first nut at least partially in the first nut cavity. The first nut is slideable in the first nut cavity between an engaged position in which the lead screw interface is engaged with the engagement portion of the lead screw, and a disengaged position in which the lead screw interface is not engaged with the engagement portion of the lead screw. ... Intuit Inc

03/15/18 / #20180071033

Configuration marker design and detection for instrument tracking

The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and tools for tool tracking using image-derived data from one or more tool-located references features. In some embodiments, an associated medical system includes a tool having a distal end that is insertable into a patient body, a stereo image capture device insertable into the patient body so that the stereo image capture device captures a stereo image of at least a portion of the a two-dimensional marker at least partially surrounding a portion of the tool, and a processor coupled to the image capture device and configured to determine a pose of the tool by processing the stereo image. ... Intuit Inc

03/15/18 / #20180070935

Radial telescoping guide apparatus for delivery of a flexible instrument and methods of use

Described herein is an apparatus for guiding an elongated flexible instrument, the apparatus comprising a telescoping support assembly including a plurality of support members extending along a longitudinal axis between a proximal end and a distal end. Each of the support members comprises a ring having an inner surface, an outer surface, and a plurality of flanges. ... Intuit Inc

03/08/18 / #20180067833

System and method for automated web site information retrieval scripting using untraine

A system and method allows users to provide portions of scripts or scripts for retrieval of information from one or more web sites of one or more businesses by demonstrating operation of the one or more web sites and identifying locations of one or more fields on each web page of the one or more web sites, and the system and method stores the scripts and uses the scripts to retrieve information from such web site or web sites for any number of users. Different portions of different scripts may be used as a single script to retrieve information from a single web site. ... Intuit Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064904

Shape-transferring cannula system and method of use

A medical cannula system comprises a conduit; an endoscope comprising a distal steerable tip, wherein the endoscope is inside the conduit, and wherein the distal steerable tip of the endoscope extends out of the conduit; a tip liner surrounding the distal steerable tip of the endoscope; and a wiper link surrounding the tip liner at a close tolerance.. . ... Intuit Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064501

Backup latch release for surgical instrument

A surgical instrument includes a proximal control mechanism. The proximal control mechanism has an opening through which a resilient latch arm can be inserted to engage a locking surface of a fixed latch structure contained within the proximal control mechanism. ... Intuit Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064500

Fiber optic sensing of tool strain or tool angle

A hinged tool includes a first member; a second member pivotally connected to the first member at a pivot; and an optical fiber. The optical fiber is fixed to the first member at a load application region and fixed to at least one of the pivot and the second member at a location such that the optical fiber bends when the first member and the second member are pivoted with respect to one another. ... Intuit Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064499

Systems and methods for onscreen identification of instruments in a teleoperational medical system

A teleoperational assembly is disclosed which includes an operator control system and a plurality of manipulators configured to control the movement of medical instruments in a surgical environment. The manipulators are teleoperationally controlled by the operator control system. ... Intuit Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064493

Systems and methods for a dual-control surgical instrument

A method comprises receiving a surgical instrument into engagement with a grip actuator of a teleoperational activation system. The surgical instrument includes movable jaws, and the surgical instrument is received in a prearranged gripping configuration with the jaws gripping a surgical accessory. ... Intuit Inc

03/01/18 / #20180058838

Method and apparatus for motion compensation in interferometric sensing systems

An optical interrogation system, e.g., an ofdr-based system, measures local changes of index of refraction of a sensing light guide subjected to a time-varying disturbance. Interferometric measurement signals detected for a length of the sensing light guide are transformed into the spectral domain. ... Intuit Inc

03/01/18 / #20180056040

Axial support structure for a flexible elongate device

An axial support structure for a flexible elongate device includes a plurality of rigid links coupled by pin joints. Each of the plurality of rigid links comprises a shaft, a pair of male joint connectors extending axially from a first end of the shaft, and a pair of female joint connectors extending axially from a second end of the shaft opposite the first end. ... Intuit Inc

03/01/18 / #20180055587

Grip force control for robotic surgical instrument end effector

A method of controlling an end effector of a robotically-controlled surgical instrument may include receiving a first input signal indicative of a high grip level input at a master grip input mechanism that controls a slave gripping force of the end effector; receiving a second input signal indicative of a user's readiness to operate the surgical instrument to perform a first surgical procedure; and outputting a locking signal in response to receiving the first input signal and the second input signal together to lock one or more degrees of freedom of the surgical instrument during the first surgical procedure.. . ... Intuit Inc

02/22/18 / #20180053120

System and method for identifying a subset of total historical users of a document preparation system to represent a full set of test scenarios based on statistical analysis

A method and system generate sample data set for efficiently and accurately testing a new calculation for preparing a portion of an electronic document for users of an electronic document preparation system. The method and system receive the new calculation and gather historical use data related to previously prepared electronic documents for a large number of historical users. ... Intuit Inc

02/22/18 / #20180049828

Adaptable integrated energy control system for electrosurgical tools in robotic surgical systems

A user interface for a surgical system can include a display configured to output video images of a remote surgical site at which one or more electrosurgical instruments of the surgical system are deployed; and a graphical user interface configured to be output on the display with the video images. The graphical user interface may comprise a visual indication of a state of the one or more electrosurgical instruments that indicates a state of the one or more electrosurgical instruments being ready for activation to deliver energy or actively delivering energy.. ... Intuit Inc

02/22/18 / #20180049804

Apparatus and methods for ablation efficacy

Apparatus and methods for ablation efficacy are described herein where a hood having a deployable elongated feature can extend beyond a distal face of the hood. The elongated feature can channel the energy to the deeper regions within the tissue (such as trabeculated regions or other tissue structures) such that the energy can be delivered to the target tissue despite small or large irregularities in the target tissue surface (or region) and/or changes in the relative distances between the hood and the target tissue.. ... Intuit Inc

02/15/18 / #20180046494

Extending object-schema-based application programming interfaces (apis)

The present disclosure relates to extending object-schema-based application programming interfaces (apis). According to one embodiment, a method generally includes receiving, from a user, a schema defining an extension to the api and a reference to a parent node in a graph projection of the api. ... Intuit Inc

02/15/18 / #20180042688

Cable tensioning in a robotic surgical system

A termination assembly of a cabling system in a robotic surgical manipulator comprises a block including first and second cable pathways sized for receipt of a first cable. The first cable pathway includes a first retainer sized to prevent passage of a first fitting coupled to the first cable. ... Intuit Inc

02/15/18 / #20180042687

Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses

Telerobotic, telesurgical, and/or surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods employ surgical robotic linkages that may have more degrees of freedom than an associated surgical end effector in space. A processor can calculate a tool motion that includes pivoting of the tool about an aperture site. ... Intuit Inc

02/08/18 / #20180036087

Methods and systems for assigning input devices to teleoperated surgical instrument functions

A system for controlling a surgical instrument comprises an input device operably coupled to remotely control movement of a surgical instrument operably coupled to a computer-assisted surgical system; a first auxiliary input device configured to transmit an auxiliary function control signal to activate an auxiliary function of a surgical instrument in an operably coupled state of the first auxiliary input device and the surgical instrument. The system further comprises a control system configured to detect at least one of an initial position or a configuration of an input device operably coupled to remotely control movement of the surgical instrument; and operably couple the first auxiliary input device to control the auxiliary function of the surgical instrument based on a position of the first auxiliary input device relative to a second auxiliary input device and the detecting of the at least one of the initial position or configuration of the input device operably coupled to remotely control the movement of the surgical instrument.. ... Intuit Inc

02/08/18 / #20180035895

Multi-cannula vision system

Vision systems on catheters, cannulas, or similar devices with guiding lumens include receptors distributed in annular areas around respective lumens. Each of the receptors has a field of view covering only a portion of an object environment, and the field of view of each of the receptors overlaps with at least one of the fields of view of the other receptors. ... Intuit Inc

02/01/18 / #20180033147

Label and field identification without optical character recognition (ocr)

. . Systems of the present disclosure allow fields and labels to be identified in a digital image of a form without performing ocr. A digital image of a form can be partitioned into image segments using computer-vision image-segmentation techniques. ... Intuit Inc

02/01/18 / #20180033092

Computerized tax return preparation system and computer generated user interfaces for tax topic completion status modifications

A modular, computerized tax return preparation application engine including modular tax logic engine and interface controller components loosely coupled to each other and a modular completion monitor. Modular tax logic engine receives runtime data of the tax return and generates a first non-binding suggestion involving a tax topic that is incomplete based on first runtime data and a decision table. ... Intuit Inc

02/01/18 / #20180033091

Method and system for integrating invoice related financial transaction data into a personal financial management and bill payment system to more accurately identify and categorize tax related financial transactions

Invoice related financial transaction data is obtained and integrated into a personal financial management and bill payment system. The integrated invoice related financial transaction data is then analyzed to identify and extract additional invoice related financial transaction data, such as level-3 financial transaction data, included in the invoice related financial transaction data. ... Intuit Inc

02/01/18 / #20180033089

Method and system for identifying and addressing potential account takeover activity in a financial system

Account takeover is one of a number of types of internet-centric crime (i.e., cybercrime) that includes the unauthorized access/use of a user's account with the user's identity or credentials (e.g., username and/or password). Because fraudsters acquire user credentials through phishing, spyware, or malware scams, it can be difficult to detect unauthorized access of a user's account. ... Intuit Inc

02/01/18 / #20180033009

Method and system for facilitating the identification and prevention of potentially fraudulent activity in a financial system

Account takeover and stolen identity refund fraud are types of internet-centric crime (i.e., cybercrime) that include the unauthorized access or use of a user account or identity information to file a tax return in order to obtain a tax refund and/or tax credit from, for example, a state or federal revenue service. Because fraudsters access legitimate user accounts or use legitimate identity information to create user accounts, it can be difficult to detect fraudulent activity in user accounts. ... Intuit Inc

02/01/18 / #20180033006

Method and system for identifying and addressing potential fictitious business entity-based fraud

Methods and systems of the present disclosure include identifying and addressing potential fictitious business entity-based fraud, according to one embodiment. The methods and systems identify fictitious business entities associated with fraudulent tax return filings, in one embodiment. ... Intuit Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032981

Method and system for integrating discrete invoices into a personal financial management and bill payment system and then aggregating discrete invoices having the same payor user and the same payee business into a single payment due item for processing

Invoice related financial transaction data is obtained and integrated into a personal financial management and bill payment system. All invoices represented in the invoice related financial transaction data having the same payor user of the personal financial management and bill payment system and the same payee business are then identified and collected into aggregated same payor/same payee invoice related financial transaction data. ... Intuit Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032978

Method and system for integrating discrete invoices into a personal financial management and bill payment system and then aggregating discrete invoices having the same payee business into a single payment transfer transaction

Invoice related financial transaction data is obtained and integrated into a personal financial management and bill payment system. Then all requested invoice payments associated with invoices represented in the invoice related financial transaction data having the same payee business are identified and collected into aggregated first payee business invoice payment request related financial transaction data. ... Intuit Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032890

Method and system for improving content searching in a question and answer customer support system by using a crowd-machine learning hybrid predictive model

A method and system improves content searching in a question and answer customer support system by using a crowd-machine learning hybrid predictive model, according to one embodiment. The question and answer customer support system determines which customer support content to provide to users by using the hybrid predictive model, according to one embodiment. ... Intuit Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032855

Computer-implemented systems and methods for preparing compliance forms to meet regulatory requirements

Computer-implemented systems, methods and articles for preparing and/or submitting a plurality of different types of compliance forms for submission to a regulatory agency. The system includes a computing device, a data store, and a compliance form software program executable by the computing device. ... Intuit Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032842

Performing optical character recognition using spatial information of regions within a structured document

Techniques are disclosed for facilitating optical character recognition (ocr) by identifying one or more regions in an electronic document to perform the ocr. For example a method for identifying information in an electronic document includes obtaining a set of training documents for each template of a plurality of templates for the electronic document, extracting spatial attributes for at least a first label region and at least a first corresponding value region from the set, and training a classifier model based on the extracted spatial attributes, wherein the classifier model is used to identify the information in the electronic document. ... Intuit Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032811

Identification of duplicate copies of a form in a document

Aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatuses for detecting duplicate copies of a form in an image of a document. An exemplary method generally includes obtaining a first digital image of a document, performing one or more transformations on the first digital image, determining one or more rectangles in the transformed first digital image, identifying at least a first duplicate copy of the form being depicted in the first digital image based, at least in part, on the detected one or more rectangles, and generating, based on the identified duplicate copy of the form, a notification that the first digital image includes at least the first duplicate copy of the form.. ... Intuit Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032804

Optical character recognition utilizing hashed templates

Techniques are disclosed for performing optical character recognition (ocr) by identifying a template based on a hash of a document. One embodiment includes a method for identifying a template associated with an image. ... Intuit Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032497

Lean parsing: a natural language processing system and method for parsing domain-specific languages

A method and system parses natural language in a unique way, determining important words pertaining to a text corpus of a particular genre, such as tax preparation. Sentences extracted from instructions or forms pertaining to tax preparation, for example are parsed to determine word groups forming various parts of speech, and then are processed to exclude words on an exclusion list and word groups that don't meet predetermined criteria. ... Intuit Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032232

Adding accessibility properties to a software application

Techniques are disclosed for automatically adding accessibility properties to an application. One embodiment includes a method for adding accessibility. ... Intuit Inc

02/01/18 / #20180031600

Integrated fiber bragg grating accelerometer in a surgical instrument

An accelerometer is included within the confined space and limited volume of a distal portion of a surgical instrument. The surgical instrument includes an end component, a joint coupled to the end component, a shaft coupled to the joint, and a force transducer and accelerometer apparatus. ... Intuit Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028270

Ratcheting for master alignment of a teleoperated minimally invasive surgical instrument

A minimally-invasive surgical system includes a slave surgical instrument having a slave surgical instrument tip and a master grip. The slave surgical instrument tip has an alignment in a common frame of reference and the master grip, which is coupled to the slave surgical instrument, has an alignment in the common frame of reference. ... Intuit Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028268

Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses

Telerobotic, telesurgical, and/or surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods employ surgical robotic linkages that may have more degrees of freedom than an associated surgical end effector in space. A processor can calculate a tool motion that includes pivoting of the tool about an aperture site. ... Intuit Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025503

Visual regression testing tool

Techniques are disclosed for performing visual regression testing for a software application. In one embodiment, a regression testing tool identifies a first collection of web pages from a first version of the application, and captures an image of each identified web page. ... Intuit Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025222

Optical character recognition (ocr) accuracy by combining results across video frames

The present disclosure relates to optical character recognition using captured video. According to one embodiment, using a first image in stream of images depicting a document, the device extracts text data in a portion of the document depicted in the first image and determines a first confidence level regarding an accuracy of the extracted text data. ... Intuit Inc

01/25/18 / #20180021517

Cannulas having wall strengthening features, and related systems and methods

A cannula may include a bowl portion comprising a first opening and a second opening, and an insertion tube extending from the bowl portion. The insertion tube defines a passage extending from the second opening and terminating in a distal end opening. ... Intuit Inc

01/25/18 / #20180021102

System and method for anatomical markers

A system and method for anatomical markers includes an anatomical marker. The anatomical marker includes a first material observable to a first imaging modality and a second material observable to a second imaging modality. ... Intuit Inc








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