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Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael E Setser, William B Weisenburgh II: Robotically-driven surgical instrument with E-beam driver. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 23, 2015: US09060770 (104 worldwide citation)

A surgical severing and stapling instrument, suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. Various embodiments are configured to be operably attached to a robotic system to receive actuation/co ...


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Erik Todeschini, Stephen Patrick Deloge, Timothy Meier, Donald Anderson, Benjamin Hejl, Thomas Koziol: Cloud-based system for reading of decodable indicia. Honeywell International, Additon Higgins & Pendleton P A, June 23, 2015: US09064254 (88 worldwide citation)

A data decoding system can comprise one or more computers communicatively coupled to a network. The computers can execute at least one decoding process. The decoding process can be configured, responsive to receiving a decoding request comprising an image of decodable indicia, to locate the decodabl ...


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Pietro Buttolo, Stuart C Salter, Cornel Lewis Gardner, Thomas Lee Goodson, James Stewart Rankin: Proximity switch assembly and method having adaptive time delay. Ford Global Technologies, Vichit Chea, Price Heneveld, June 23, 2015: US09065447 (86 worldwide citation)

A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of the proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity switches each providing a sense activation field and control circuitry processing the activation field of each proximity switch to sense activa ...


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Ynjiun Paul Wang: Imaging apparatus comprising image sensor array having shared global shutter circuitry. Honeywell International, Addition Higgins & Pendleton P A, June 23, 2015: US09066032 (84 worldwide citation)

There is set forth herein in one embodiment an image sensor array including a global shutter shared by first and second pixels. The global shutter can include a charge storage area having an associated shield for reducing charge build up on the charge storage area attributable to incident light rays ...


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Erik Todeschini, Robert Michael Hussey, Taylor Smith: Selective output of decoded message data. Hand Held Products, Additon Higgins & Pendleton P A, June 23, 2015: US09064168 (84 worldwide citation)

An imaging apparatus can be operative to capture a frame of image data representing a scene having one or more decodable indicia and display image data corresponding to the one or more decodable indicia. The imaging apparatus can be operative so that responsively to a user input control decoded mess ...


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William Havens, Sean Philip Kearney: Laser scanning system using laser beam sources for producing long and short wavelengths in combination with beam-waist extending optics to extend the depth of field thereof while resolving high resolution bar code symbols having minimum code element widths. Metrologic Instruments, Additon Higgins & Pendleton P A, June 23, 2015: US09064165 (84 worldwide citation)

A laser scanning bar code symbol reading system having a scanning window, from which blue/red beam-waist-extended laser scanning planes are projected and intersect within an extended depth of field (DOF) defined adjacent the scanning window. In the illustrative embodiment, the laser scanning bar cod ...


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Tao Xian, Gennady Germaine, Xiaoxun Zhu, Ynjiun Paul Wang: Indicia reading system employing digital gain control. Metrologic Instruments, Additon Higgins & Pendleton P A, June 23, 2015: US09064167 (83 worldwide citation)

A scanning code symbol reading system includes an analog scan data signal processor for producing digitized data signals, wherein during each laser beam scanning cycle, a light collection and photo-detection module generates an analog scan data signal corresponding to a laser scanned code symbol, an ...


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Jingchun Zhang, Anchuan Wang, Nitin Ingle: Methods for etch of metal and metal-oxide films. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, June 23, 2015: US09064815 (60 worldwide citation)

A method of selectively etching a metal-containing film from a substrate comprising a metal-containing layer and a silicon oxide layer includes flowing a fluorine-containing gas into a plasma generation region of a substrate processing chamber, and applying energy to the fluorine-containing gas to g ...


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Sang Hyuk Kim, Dongqing Yang, Young S Lee, Weon Young Jung, Sang jin Kim, Ching Mei Hsu, Anchuan Wang, Nitin K Ingle: Dry-etch for selective oxidation removal. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, June 23, 2015: US09064816 (59 worldwide citation)

Methods of selectively etching tungsten oxide relative to tungsten, silicon oxide, silicon nitride and/or titanium nitride are described. The methods include a remote plasma etch formed from a fluorine-containing precursor and/or hydrogen (H2). Plasma effluents from the remote plasma are flowed into ...


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Timothy T Gray, Aaron Michael Donsbach, Mark R Privett: Gesture actions for interface elements. AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, Novak Druce Connolly Bove Quigg, June 23, 2015: US09063563 (53 worldwide citation)

A user interface (UI) enables a user to access a set of options relating to an element of the UI by contacting a region of a touchscreen, or hovering a feature over the region, associated with that element. Upon contacting or hovering for at least a determined period of time, an arranged set of opti ...



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