Intellectual property, including patentable inventions, developed by NOVO in the course of contracted services becomes the property of our clients. NOVO engineers appear as inventors on hundreds of U.S. utility patents in numerous fields. Our staff is selected for their innovation and problem-solving skills, and most have several patents; some have dozens. On nearly every project, NOVO engineers create meaningful intellectual property that builds our clients’ patent portfolios. Patents naming NOVO engineers as inventors are proudly displayed on the walls of our offices and serve as a constant reminder of the competitive advantage we bring to our customers.

340 Issued U.S. Patents And Counting
Patent #Patent TypePatent Title
10 369 274Medical DeviceSterile fluid pathway connection to drug containers for drug delivery pumps
10 350 922Printer SystemsPrint bar assembly having liftable carriage with constrained rotational movement
10 322 231Medical DeviceDrive mechanism for drug delivery pumps with integrated status indication
10 245 388 B2Medical DeviceInjection device for minimally invasive procedures and uses thereof
10 232 652Printer SystemsMethod of maintaining printheads using wipers moving in opposite directions
10 092 693Medical DeviceControlled delivery drive mechanisms for drug delivery pumps
10 076 441Medical DeviceDevices for cooling the nasal cavity
10 046 115Medical DeviceDrive control mechanisms and automatic injectors for injectable cartridges
9 999 727Medical DeviceDrive mechanism for drug delivery pumps with integrated status indication
9 987 419Medical DeviceControlled delivery drive mechanisms for drug delivery pumps
9 931 065Medical DeviceTranscutaneous analyte sensors, applicators therefor, and associated methods
9 925 780Printer SystemsMethod of maintaining printheads using cappers moving in opposite directions
9 833 176Medical DeviceTranscutaneous analyte sensor
9 814 832Medical DeviceDrive mechanism for drug delivery pumps with integrated status indication
9 814 498Medical DeviceApparatus and methods for reduction of vertebral bodies in a spine
9 802 035Medical DeviceApparatus for electrically mediated delivery of therapeutic agents
9 775 741Medical DeviceMethods and devices for non-invasive cerebral and systemic cooling
9 775 543Medical DeviceTranscutaneous analyte sensor
9 757 527Medical DeviceRetractable needle adapters and safety syringes
9 750 873Medical DeviceSealed infusion device with electrical connector port
9 750 186Commercial ProductsWalk-behind mower including debris container
9 731 895Medical DeviceAutomated smart storage of temperature sensitive products
9 707 335Medical DeviceDrive mechanism for drug delivery pumps with integrated status indication
9 670 076Medical DeviceSterile fluid pathway connection to drug containers for drug delivery pumps
9 662 239Medical DeviceIntragastric device
9 661 178Printer SystemsBiased document backing
9 628 651Printer SystemsSelect print mode based on sector luminosity
9 615 779Medical DeviceTranscutaneous analyte sensors, applicators therefor, and associated methods
9 615 779Medical DeviceTranscutaneous analyte sensors, applicators therefor, and associated methods
9 446 407BiotechLid mechanism
9 414 777Medical DeviceTranscutaneous analyte sensor
9 381 297Medical DeviceSealed infusion device with electrical connector port
9 378 671Commercial ProductsLarge scale LED display
9 364 664Medical DeviceApparatus for electrically mediated delivery of therapeutic agents
9 358 150Medical DeviceMethods and devices for non-invasive cerebral and systemic cooling alternating liquid mist/gas for induction and gas for maintenance
9 351 862Medical DeviceIntragastric device
9 283 764Printer SystemsModular printer including printer modules with maintenance sleds moving in opposite directions
9 278 534Printer SystemsTranslatable web support
9 270 868Printer SystemsCharge coupled device
9 264 571Printer SystemsBiased document backing
9 247 090Printer SystemsPrinting and printers
9 242 493Printer SystemsPrinter assembly having liftable carriage and external datum arrangement
9 221 261Printer SystemsPrinter having sled providing wiping, capping and platen modules
9 193 194Printer SystemsPrinting assembly having liftable carriage with constrained rotational movement
9 173 758Medical DeviceIntragastric device
9 150 034Printer SystemsApparatus for assiting printing having proximal wick
9 135 838Commercial ProductsLarge scale LED display
9 084 648Medical DeviceApparatus and methods for reduction of vertebral bodies in a spine
9 075 910Medical DevicePhysiological monitor system for determining medication delivery and outcome
9 061 531Printer SystemsModular printer having narrow print zone
9 055 901Medical DeviceTranscutaneous analyte sensor
9 038 502Commercial ProductsControl interface activated restraining system to secure a rider's footwear to a foot support
8 997 361Commercial ProductsLaser measurement of a vehicle frame
8 979 795Medical DeviceRetractable needle adapters and safety syringes
8 945 074Medical DeviceDevice with controller and pump modules for providing negative pressure for wound therapy
8 939 935Medical DeviceDrive mechanism for drug delivery pumps with integrated status indication
8 932 256 B2Medical DeviceInsertion device systems and methods
8 922 458Commercial ProductsData and power distribution system and method for a large scale display
8 920 374Medical DeviceDrive control mechanisms and automatic injectors for injectable cartridges
8 882 710 B2Medical DeviceInsertion device systems and methods
8 882 247Printer SystemsFluid distribution system having multi-path valve for gas venting
8 857 933Printer SystemsInk supply reservoir
8 851 628Printer SystemsWiping device having on-board mechanism for rotating wiper roller for printhead
8 833 919Printer SystemsMethod of shaping media at printhead
8 808 240Medical DeviceActivity guard
8 803 766Commercial ProductsLarge scale LED display
8 801 611Medical DeviceTranscutaneous analyte sensor
8 801 611Medical DeviceTranscutaneous analyte sensor
8 777 388Printer SystemsFluid distribution system having four-way valve
8 774 681Printer SystemsScanner having driven member tension
8 770 711Printer SystemsPrinthead maintenance system having wiper module
8 764 141Printer SystemsSystem for shaping media at printhead
8 758 683BiotechSystem for sampling and tracking plant material
8 750 955Medical DeviceAnalyte sensor
8 743 396Printer SystemsPrinting using stored linearization data
8 740 927Medical DeviceIntragastric device
8 733 908 Printer SystemsPrinting system having valved ink and gas distribution for printhead
8 727 484 Printer SystemsMaintenance apparatus having multiple fluid absorbers for printhead
8 721 699Medical DeviceMethods and devices for non-invasive cerebral and systemic cooling
8 721 545Medical DeviceTranscutaneous analyte sensor
8 702 198Printer SystemsImage-forming apparatus and methods thereof
8 679 128Medical DeviceApparatus and methods for reduction of vertebral bodies in a spine
8 663 198Medical DeviceNegative pressure wound therapy device 
8 663 109Medical DeviceTranscutaneous analyte sensor
8 648 774Commercial ProductsLarge-scale LED display
8 647 358Medical DeviceIntragastric device
8 641 167Printer SystemsMaintenance apparatus having rotatable wiper for printhead
8 615 282Medical DeviceAnalyte sensor
8 599 108Commercial ProductsLarge-scale LED display
8 596 774 Printer SystemsFluid container with internal filtration
8 565 848Medical DeviceTranscutaneous analyte sensor
8 562 104Printer SystemsMaintenance system having cleanable wiper for printhead
8 558 755Commercial ProductsLarge-scale LED display system
8 540 340Printer SystemsPrinter having modular maintenance sled
8 523 316Printer SystemsMaintenance system having modular sled
8 515 519Medical DeviceTranscutaneous analyte sensor
8 512 280Medical DeviceDevices for cooling the nasal cavity
8 496 618Medical DeviceActivity guard
8 482 819Printer SystemsSegmented reflective optical system
8 480 723Medical DeviceMethods and devices for non-invassive cerebral and systemic cooling
8 475 373Medical DeviceTranscutaneous analyte sensor
8 469 488Printer SystemsPrinter having waste fluid container
8 465 131Printer SystemsFluid distribution system having fluid flow restriction
8 457 708Medical DeviceTranscutaneous analyte sensor
8 452 368Medical DeviceTranscutaneous analyte sensor
8 437 874BiotechTransfer station for plant material sampling and tracking system
8 426 209BiotechMethods and apparatus for sorting cells using an optical switch in a microfluidic channel network
8 425 020 Printer SystemsFluid distribution system having valved fluid container
8 381 409Commercial ProductsLaser measurement of a vehicle frame 
8 351 095Printer SystemsImage scan device
8 345 325Printer SystemsSegmented reflective optical system
8 313 434Medical DeviceAnalyte sensor inserter system
8 308 786Medical DeviceMethods and devices for non-invasive cerebral and systemic cooling via the nasal cavity
8 280 475Medical DeviceTranscutaneous analyte sensor
8 243 344Printer SystemsMedia drive
8 240 807Printer SystemsCalibration process for multi-die print cartridge
8 231 531Medical DeviceAnalyte sensor
8 229 534Medical DeviceTranscutaneous analyte sensor
8 180 168Printer SystemsOne-pass filtering and infrared-visible light decorrelation to reduce noise and distortions
8 179 573Printer SystemsScanning two images of media
8 177 445Printer SystemsOver-center mechanism
8 157 767Medical DeviceDevices for cooling the nasal cavity
8 155 575Printer SystemsSystems and methods for orienting media for improved scan quality
8 136 910Printer SystemsCalibration method for a printer
8 108 040Medical DeviceMethod and apparatus for delivery of therapeutic agents
8 070 723Medical DeviceActivity guard
8 043 839BiotechXylanases, nucleic acids encoding them and methods for making and using them
8 029 093Printer SystemsOverprint trough for an image forming apparatus
7 995 234Printer SystemsAdjusting scan rate within scanning device
7 980 148BiotechDevice for sampling plant material
7 963 519Printer SystemsMedia pick system and method
7 963 516Printer SystemsActuation of output tray
7 944 591Printer SystemsMedia interaction device drive system
7 905 833Medical DeviceTranscutaneous analyte sensor
7 866 810Printer SystemsInk jet printer
7 866 658Printer SystemsMedia pick system and method
7 854 573Commercial ProductsLandscaping products including continuous chamber mass confinement cells and methods of use thereof 
7 824 436Medical DeviceMethods and devices for non-invasive cerebral and systemic cooling
7 815 865BiotechLiquid dispensing device
7 745 221BiotechMethods and apparatus for sorting cells using an optical switch in a microfluidic channel network
7 731 319Printer SystemsImaging head elevator
7 712 862Printer SystemsInk stalagmite detection
7 701 478Printer SystemsImaging head mount
7 682 358Medical DeviceSteerable catheter 
7 677 718Printer SystemsFlexible member having tensioning members
7 673 871Printer SystemsSheet feeder
7 669 960Printer SystemsSpecial service station module for extra servicing
7 654 956Medical DeviceTranscutaneous analyte sensor
7 621 919Medical DeviceOrthopedic cutting block
7 544 029Printer SystemsApparatus and method for attaching a cover to an assembly of sheets
7 543 927Printer SystemsPrint media edge printing
7 497 827Medical DeviceMethods and systems for inserting a transcutaneous analyte sensor
7 494 465Medical DeviceTranscutaneous analyte sensor
7 464 740Printer SystemsLaminate cartridge
7 461 928Printer SystemsFluid-delivery mechanism for fluid-ejection device
7 400 855Printer SystemsWinding media
7 380 898Printer SystemsCalibration method for a printer
7 364 702BiotechLiquid dispensing device
7 360 863Printer SystemsPrinting apparatus with a priming device
7 334 883Printer SystemsPrinter, printhead, apparatus and method for air-free ink delivery
7 311 395Printer SystemsOptimized ink jet printing of barcodes
7 310 544Medical DeviceMethods and systems for inserting a transcutaneous analyte sensor
7 300 138Printer SystemsReplaceable ink container for inkjet printer
7 291 460BiotechMultiplexed systems for nucleic acid sequencing
7 275 802Printer SystemsCleaner
7 275 741Printer SystemsMethods and apparatus for transporting sheet media
7 251 449Printer SystemsRotating member
7 189 243Medical DeviceOrthopaedic fixation pin extraction
7 189 018Printer SystemsPrint media drive
7 188 837Printer SystemsMedia detection
7 163 271Printer SystemsAdjusting image-formation mechanism swath so that bar codes are formed within a single swath
7 097 275Printer SystemsSingle actuation axis printhead cleaner architecture for staggered printheads
7 086 716Printer SystemsFluid-ejection assembly
7 044 485Commercial ProductsElastomeric suspension system skateboard truck
6 989 053Printer SystemsInk-jet inks exhibiting increased slewing decap time
6 948 798Printer SystemsMethod and apparatus for horizontally loading and unloading an ink-jet print cartridge from a carriage
6 942 324Printer SystemsFluid delivery system for an ink jet print head
6 918 738BiotechStackable sample holding plate with robot removable lid
6 918 338Printer SystemsPrinting system
6 851 792Printer SystemsMultiple-pass approach to fluid ejection over media swath in one pass
6 843 297Printer SystemsLaminate cartridge
6 817 793Printer SystemsMedia handling device and methods
6 814 422Printer SystemsMethod of servicing a pen when mounted in a printing device
6 802 355Printer SystemsOvercoat application peel apparatus
6 789 876Printer SystemsCo-operating mechanical subassemblies for a scanning carriage, digital wide-format color inkjet print engine
6 778 764Commercial ProductsStrobe controller system with flash unit interoperability
6 770 824Printer SystemsBuckling key caps and method
6 758 549Printer SystemsCleaning system for an inkjet printhead
6 752 483Printer SystemsMethod for detecting drops in printer device
6 692 169Printer SystemsMethod of propelling an ink jet printer carriage
6 666 665BiotechFluid delivery mechanism having a plurality of plungers for compressing a metered chamber
6 652 064Printer SystemsMethod for improving image quality on plots
6 644 775Printer SystemsSingle actuation axis printhead cleaner architecture for staggered printheads
6 644 768Printer SystemsThree- and two-dimensional images formed by suspended or transitory colorant in a volume
6 637 854Printer SystemsMethod and apparatus for aligning staggered pens using macro-pens
6 604 807Printer SystemsMethod and apparatus for detecting anomalous nozzles in an ink jet printer device
6 599 311Medical DeviceMethod and assembly for lung volume reduction
6 598 303Commercial ProductsSurface conforming shaving razor and handle therefor
6 589 237Medical DeviceElectrosurgical apparatus and methods for treating tissue
6 585 499BiotechFluid delivery mechanism having a flush-back operation
6 582 051Printer SystemsApparatus and method for detecting drops in printer device
6 568 787Printer SystemsApparatus and method for accurately positioning inkjet printheads
6 565 179Printer SystemsMethod of detecting the end of life of a pen
6 565 173Printer SystemsThermal inkjet printer apparatus and method
6 557 971Printer SystemsMethod for servicing an inkjet printhead
6 543 889Printer SystemsPrinting system for application of different ink types to create a security document
6 520 621Printer SystemsDual wiper scrapers for incompatible inkjet ink wipers
6 520 619Printer SystemsError-proof service station installation
6 517 269Printer SystemsNarrow-width modular printing mechanism
6 517 200Printer SystemsTransport buffer having force limiting drive means and method
6 517 184Printer SystemsMethod of servicing a pen when mounted in a printing device
6 517 183Printer SystemsMethod for detecting drops in printer device
6 513 905Printer SystemsNozzle cross talk reduction in an ink jet printer
6 513 904Printer SystemsMethod for servicing an inkjet printhead
6 506 152Medical DeviceCaloric energy balance monitor 
6 505 906Printer SystemsMethod of exercising nozzles of an inkjet printer and article
6 501 531Printer SystemsMethod of utilizing wasted nested space
6 499 826Printer SystemsHorizontally loadable carriage for an ink-jet printer
6 493 060Printer SystemsDuplexing in automatic document feeder utilizing a path shorter than the length of the document to be duplexed
6 487 926Printer SystemsLock plate transmission
6 481 822Printer SystemsIndependent servicing of multiple inkjet printheads
6 471 426Printer SystemsMethod of propelling an inkjet printer carriage
6 471 334Printer SystemsMethod and apparatus for horizontally loading and unloading an ink-jet print cartridge from a carriage
6 464 327Printer SystemsReplaceable snout wiper for inkjet cartridges
6 457 804Printer SystemsSpring for latching a print cartridge in a carriage
6 436 058Medical DeviceSystem and method for implementing rehabilitation protocols for an orthopedic restraining device
6 435 676Printer SystemsPrinter ink cartridge
6 435 662Printer SystemsInk-jet print cartridge, ink-jet printer, method and apparatus
6 428 228Printer SystemsRemovable paper module for an orthogonal inkjet printer
6 422 678Printer SystemsMethod and apparatus for aligning staggered pens using a composite reference
6 419 343Printer SystemsPrinter and method for priming an inkjet printhead
6 409 872Printer SystemsIdentification card printer and laminator
6 402 290Printer SystemsReplaceable capping system for inkjet printheads
6 386 772Printer SystemsMethod and apparatus for communicating between printer or laminator and supplies
6 382 619Printer SystemsPick mechanism and image forming device including the same
6 379 064Printer SystemsPrinter chassis construction
6 375 299Printer SystemsFaulty ink ejector detection in an ink jet printer
6 375 298Printer SystemsIntelligent printer components and printing system
6 367 918Printer SystemsUnitary latching device for secure positioning of print cartridge during printing, priming and replenishment
6 353 453Printer SystemsThermal printhead load adjustment mechanism
6 340 256Printer SystemsLow profile stackable printer
6 328 492Printer SystemsPrinter having a removable paper tray with integrated platen and capping stations
6 328 415Printer SystemsDisplaceable print cartridge chute
6 315 469Printer SystemsTool and method for adjustment of printhead to platen spacing in a printer
6 308 416Commercial ProductsSurface conforming shaving razor and handle therefor
6 296 407Printer SystemsStackable low profile printer with an input and output media telescoping tray cassette
6 296 345Printer SystemsMethod and apparatus for horizontally loading and unloading an ink-jet print cartridge from a carriage
6 293 542Printer SystemsAutomated sheet delivery to selected paths using active gate and drag clutch
6 290 321Printer SystemsPrinter ink cartridge
6 270 187Printer SystemsMethod and apparatus for hiding errors in single-pass incremental printing
6 250 755Commercial ProductsAttachment of bridge and temples to eyeglass lenses
6 241 237Printer SystemsAutomatic document feeding method and apparatus and duplexing document scanning device using same
6 241 236Printer SystemsAutomated sheet delivery to selected paths using reversible crenellated roller
6 238 112Printer SystemsMethod of printing to automatically compensate for malfunctioning inkjet nozzles
6 227 663Printer SystemsInk-jet print cartridge having a low profile
6 227 643Printer SystemsIntelligent printer components and printing system
6 224 186Printer SystemsReplaceable inkjet ink solvent application system
6 220 699Printer SystemsMethod and apparatus for actuating a pump in a printer
6 203 135Printer SystemsIndependent servicing of multiple inkjet printheads
6 190 007Printer SystemsApparatus for delivering fluid to an ink jet printhead mounted on a moveable printer carriage
6 170 348Printer SystemsSwing arm transmission for driving sheet feed mechanism of a printing device media input tray
6 157 450Commercial ProductsAutomated optical surface profile measurement system
6 155 667Printer SystemsReplaceable snout wiper for inkjet cartridges
6 139 182Commercial ProductsEnhanced protective cover for use in an IR thermometer 
6 139 128Printer SystemsDiscrete pen wiping and pen specific print direction to reduce size of inkjet printer
6 135 585Printer SystemsReplaceable capping system for inkjet printheads
6 132 122Printer SystemsLow profile architecture for internet appliance printing
6 120 201Printer SystemsPrinter with front portion providing access to print mechanism
6 116 235Medical DeviceVapor retention assembly
6 105 572Medical DeviceLiquid ventilator
6 086 181Printer SystemsMaximum-diagonal print mask and multipass printing modes, for high quality and high throughput with liquid-base inks
6 042 100Printer SystemsSoft pinch roller to reduce hand-off error
6 024 445Commercial ProductsSingle point attachment of bridge and temples to eyeglass lenses
6 000 773Printer SystemsInk jet printer having ink use information stored in a memory mounted on a replaceble printer ink cartridge
5 986 753Commercial ProductsWafer holding and orienting fixture for optical profilometry
5 891 094Medical DeviceSystem for direct heating of fluid solution in a hollow body organ and methods
5 861 899Printer SystemsWide-swath printer/plotter using multiple printheads
5 836 913Medical DeviceDevice and method for accessing a body cavity
5 829 428Medical DeviceMethods and apparatus for reducing the loss of respiratory promoters
5 827 319Medical DeviceRadially expandable access system having disposable and reusable components
5 820 600Medical DeviceAdjustable introducer valve
5 814 058Medical DeviceMethod and apparatus employing conformable sleeve for providing percutaneous access
5 749 838Medical DevicePosture training device
5 676 475Printer SystemsSmart print carriage incorporating circuitry for processing data
5 656 248Commercial ProductsMulti-stage infectious waste treatment system
5 653 692Medical DeviceMethod and system for direct heating of fluid solution in a hollow body organ
5 610 635Printer SystemsPrinter ink cartridge with memory storage capacity
5 530 459Printer SystemsPrinting media feed and retaining apparatus for a thermal inkjet printer/plotter
5 488 397Printer SystemsWide-swath printer/plotter using multiple printheads
5 425 925Commercial ProductsMulti-stage infectious waste treatment system
5 411 500Medical DevicePortable arthroscope with disposable probe
5 392 766Medical DeviceSystem and method for cleaning viewing scope lenses
5 363 129Printer SystemsPrinting media feed and retaining apparatus for a thermal ink jet printer/plotter
5 350 929Printer SystemsAlignment system for multiple color pen cartridges
5 329 936Medical DevicePortable arthroscope with periscope optics
5 323 767Medical DevicePortable arthroscope with periscope optics
5 313 261Commercial ProductsMethod and apparatus for faithful gray scale representation of under water laser images
5 301 657Medical DeviceSleeve for maintaining the sterility of an arthroscopic procedure
5 276 467Printer SystemsAlignment system for multiple color pen cartridges
5 255 009Printer SystemsAutomatic maintenance system for drop aperture plate (optics protection)
5 190 028Medical DeviceMethod for manufacturing a disposable arthroscopic probe
5 188 093Medical DevicePortable arthroscope with periscope optics
5 182 877Commercial ProductsFish line stripping basket
5 049 855Commercial ProductsSecurity screen system
4 789 874Printer SystemsSingle channel encoder system
4 786 803Printer SystemsSingle channel encoder with specific scale support structure
RE 45 660BiotechXylanases, nucleic acids encoding them and methods for making and using them
D 781 024Commercial ProductsMultispace parking pay station
D 779 774Commercial ProductsMultispace parking pay station
D 779 773Commercial ProductsMultispace parking pay station
D 779 772Commercial ProductsMultispace parking pay station
D 779 771Commercial ProductsMultispace parking pay station
D 768 288Medical DeviceDrug delivery pump
D 764 657Medical DeviceAutomatic injector
D 762 040Commercial ProductsMultispace parking pay station
D 755 649Commercial ProductsMultispace parking pay station
D 745 142Medical DeviceDrug delivery pump
D 735 964Commercial ProductsMultispace parking pay station (certificate of correction; post-issue communication)
D 735 439Commercial ProductsMultispace parking pay station (certificate of correction; post-issue communication)
D 690 771Commercial ProductsVending control unit (certificate of correction; post-issue communication)
D 683 795Commercial ProductsVending control unit (certificate of correction; post-issue communication)
D 683 794Commercial ProductsVending machine control unit (certificate of correction; post-issue communication)
D 680 163Printer SystemsMulti-function imaging and printing device
D 605 223Printer SystemsImaging head
D 590 013Printer SystemsPrinter
D 580 801Commercial ProductsThermostat housing
D 540 853Printer SystemsPrinthead service unit
D 534 946Printer SystemsPrinter
D 532 523Medical DeviceThermal therapy pad
D 527 108Medical DeviceThermal therapy pad
D 510 626Medical DeviceThermal therapy pad
D 505 727Medical DeviceThermal therapy pad
D 500 140Medical DeviceThermal therapy pad
D 480 814BiotechGigamatrix holding tray
D 439 925Printer SystemsInk jet print cartridge
D 434 794Printer SystemsPrinter output tray extension
D 430 600Printer SystemsPrinthead service station unit
D 422 262Commercial ProductsHousing for piggyback mounted battery for portable phone
D 386 041Commercial ProductsWater purification pitcher
D 342 136Medical DeviceDisposable arthroscope