Seth S Gleiman: Buttress film with hemostatic action for surgical stapling apparatus. Covidien, July 21, 2015: US09084602 (132 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus includes a jaw assembly including a pair of jaw members and a surgical buttress positioned adjacent a tissue contacting surface of at least one of the pair of jaw members. The surgical buttress includes a hemostatic agent and is configured to release the hemostatic agen ...

Kyle P Moore, Frederick E Shelton IV, William B Weisenburgh II, Jerome R Morgan, Mark H Ransick, Eugene L Timperman: Detachable motor powered surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 21, 2015: US09084601 (130 worldwide citation)

A detachable motor-powered surgical instrument. The instrument may include a housing that includes at least one engagement member for removably attaching the housing to an actuator arrangement. A motor is supported within the housing for supplying actuation motions to various portions of a surgical ...

Paul Garrity, Zaohong Yang: Controller for a synchronous rectifier switch. Power Systems Technologies, Boisbrun Hofman PLLC, July 21, 2015: US09088216 (115 worldwide citation)

A controller for a power converter and method of operating the same employable with a bridge rectifier having first and second synchronous rectifier switches. In one embodiment, the controller includes an amplifier configured to enable a turn-on delay for the first synchronous rectifier switch. The ...

Mark Chau, Marlowe E Patterson, Seung Beom Yi, Stephen C Geist, Travis Oba: Apparatus for treating a mitral valve. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman, David L Hauser, July 21, 2015: US09084676 (69 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of an apparatus for treating a deficient mitral valve include an expandable spacer configured for placement between the native leaflets of the mitral valve, the spacer anchorable to a wall of the ventricle. Methods and apparatus for delivering and implanting the prosthetic are also descr ...

John A Jarrell: Unmanned aerial vehicle communication, monitoring, and traffic management. Krenz Patent Law, July 21, 2015: US09087451 (59 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented method of communicating with an unmanned aerial vehicle includes transmitting a first message via a communications transmitter of a lighting assembly for receipt by an unmanned aerial vehicle. The first message includes an identifier associated with the lighting assembly, and ...

Walter M Weber, Ammar Al Ali: Method and apparatus for reducing coupling between signals in a measurement system. Cercacor Laboratories, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 21, 2015: US09084569 (59 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus for separating a composite signal into a plurality of signals is described. A signal processor receives a composite signal and separates a composite signal in to separate output signals. Pre-demodulation signal values are used to adjust the demodulation scheme.

Newfel Harrat, Leonid Sheynblat: Controlling power consumption of a mobile device based on gesture recognition. QUALCOMM Incorporated, Jennifer M Pascua, July 21, 2015: US09086875 (57 worldwide citation)

In an embodiment, a mobile device includes a sensor processor system, an application processor system and a power management controller that controls power being applied to the application processor system. The sensor processor system monitors sensors connected to the mobile device. The sensor proce ...

Yuniarto Widjaja: Semiconductor memory having both volatile and non-volatile functionality including resistance change material and method of operating. Zeno Semiconductor, Alan W Cannon, Law Office of Alan W Cannon, July 21, 2015: US09087580 (42 worldwide citation)

Semiconductor memory is provided wherein a memory cell includes a capacitorless transistor having a floating body configured to store data as charge therein when power is applied to the cell. The cell further includes a nonvolatile memory comprising a resistance change element configured to store da ...

Assaf Natanzon: Replicating a volume using snapshots. EMC International Company, Daly Crowley Mofford & Durkee, July 21, 2015: US09087008 (36 worldwide citation)

In one aspect, a method to synchronize a replica volume with a production volume includes providing a first snapshot of the production volume and a first dirty list that includes differences between the first snapshot and the replica volume; sending only a portion of the differences between the firs ...

Assaf Natanzon, Saar Cohen, Jehuda Shemer: Consistency across snapshot shipping and continuous replication. EMC International Company, Daly Crowley Mofford & Durkee, July 21, 2015: US09087112 (36 worldwide citation)

In one aspect, a method includes performing replication of a first volume using a snapshot shipping mode, performing replication of a second volume using a continuous replication mode and generating a consistent point in time for the first and second volumes to enable retrieval of replicated data fr ...