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Vinod R Purayath, Randhir Thakur, Nitin K Ingle: Metal air gap. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, October 13, 2015: US09159606 (78 worldwide citation)

Methods are described for forming “air gaps” between adjacent copper lines on patterned substrates. The air gaps may be located between copper lines on the same layer. A sacrificial patterned dielectric layer is used as a template to form a layer of copper by physical vapor deposition in a substrate ...


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Connor Spencer Blue Worley, John Aaron Zarraga, Oliver Huy Doan, Tomer Moscovich: Touch control for immersion in a tablet goggles accessory. Amazon Technologies, Lowenstein Sandler, October 13, 2015: US09158115 (69 worldwide citation)

Single-touch immersion control of head-mounted display (HMD) systems is described. One method outputs video from an electronic device to a HMD system that includes a display layer and a variable-transparency layer. The electronic device controls the variable-transparency layer to operate in a first ...


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Yasuo Oda, Yoshihisa Sugiyama: Pointer detection apparatus and pointer detection method. Wacom, Seed IP Law Group PLLC, October 13, 2015: US09158418 (66 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is a pointer detection apparatus, including: a conductor pattern including a plurality of first conductors disposed in a first direction and a plurality of second conductors disposed in a second direction; a multi-frequency signal production circuit configured to produce a plurality ...


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Chun Hsiao Wang: Electromagnetic sensing touch screen. NETIO TECHNOLOGIES, Lin & Associates IP, October 13, 2015: US09158427 (65 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses an electromagnetic sensing touch screen, which includes a display panel, a sensing capacitor matrix, select units, voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs), digital potentiometers, EM (electromagnetic) wave receive/detection units, a standard EM wave transmit unit and a ...


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Joshua G Nickel: Test system with temporary test structures. Apple, Treyz law Group, Jason Tsai, October 13, 2015: US09157954 (65 worldwide citation)

Electronic device structures such as a conductive housing member that forms part of an antenna may be tested during manufacturing. A test system may be provided that includes a test probe configured to energize the conductive housing member or other conductive structures under test and that includes ...


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David R Richardson, John Cormie, Colm MacCarthaigh, Benjamin W S Redman: Request routing management based on network components. Amazon Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 13, 2015: US09160703 (42 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for managing requesting routing functionality associated with resource requests for one or more resources associated with a content provider are provided. A content delivery network (“CDN”) service provider, on behalf of a content provider, can process domain name service (“DNS”) ...


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Robert E Urbanek: Subscriber identity module virtualization. Sprint Communications Company, October 13, 2015: US09161325 (39 worldwide citation)

A mobile communication device. The device comprises a first wireless communication identity stored in a first partition of the memory, wherein a wireless communication identity comprises a network access identity, a list of wireless communication systems to which the device is authorized to attach, ...


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Osman Abdoul Ismael, Dawn Song, Phung Te Ha, Peter J Gilbert, Hui Xue: Framework for computer application analysis of sensitive information tracking. FireEye, Rutan & Tucker, William W Schaal, October 13, 2015: US09159035 (39 worldwide citation)

A method is described that involves generating one or more machine learned rules with a machine learning system. The method also involves generating a representation of an application that describes various states and state transitions of the application. The method also involves referring to the on ...


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William Gibbens Redmann, Mark J Huber, Mark Leroy Walker: Telepresence communications system and method. Thomson Licensing, Robert D Shedd, Robert B Levy, October 13, 2015: US09160965 (33 worldwide citation)

The sharing an image of a local participant in a group with at least one other participant in that group commences by establishing, for that local participant, orientation information indicative of an orientation of the communication channel local participant relative to a display screen and a video ...