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Shashank S Ekbote, Kwan Yong Lim, Ebenezer Eshun, Youn Sung Choi: Silicide formation due to improved SiGe faceting. TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED, Jacqueline J Garner, Frank D Cimino, December 1, 2015: US09202883 (1 worldwide citation)

An integrated circuit includes a PMOS gate structure and a gate structure on adjacent field oxide. An epitaxy hard mask is formed over the gate structure on the field oxide so that the epitaxy hard mask overlaps the semiconductor material in PMOS source/drain region. SiGe semiconductor material is e ...


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Brett E Swensgard: Stapling instrument comprising a plurality of staple cartridges stored therein. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 1, 2015: US09198661 (72 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument can comprise an end effector configured to receive a staple cartridge, a shaft including a plurality of staple cartridges positioned therein, and a staple cartridge driver configured to sequentially advance the staple cartridges from the shaft into the end effector. In ...


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Iana Siomina, Yngve Selén: Methods and apparatus for positioning measurement in multi-antenna transmission systems. Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson, Coats & Bennett PLLC, December 1, 2015: US09204418 (67 worldwide citation)

This document discloses solutions for using a mix of reference signal types in a wireless communications network, e.g., a first type and a second type, in making positioning-related measurements. In one example, a UE uses a “mix” of CRS and PRS. As an example case, a UE receives PRS and, possibly, C ...


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Trevor J Barton, Michael J Vendely, Stephen M Torain, John V Hunt, Geoffrey C Hueil, Jacqueline A Anim, Pamela M Attenweiler, Frederick E Shelton IV, Richard L Leimbach, Donna L Korvick, Joshua R Uth, Samardh Onukuri: Tissue thickness compensator having improved visibility. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 1, 2015: US09198662 (51 worldwide citation)

A staple cartridge assembly for use with a surgical stapler. The assembly has a cartridge body having a support portion with a plurality of staple cavities with openings. There is also a plurality of staples, wherein at least a portion of each the staple is removably stored within a the staple cavit ...


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Hilliard Bruce Siegel, Francis J Kane, Alexandre Edelman, George E Rabatin III, Justin M Campbell, Adam Carlson, Andrej Gregov: Event attendance determinations. IMDb com, Hogan Lovells US, December 1, 2015: US09202233 (46 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for determining the likelihood of a user's attendance at an event. For example, the systems and methods can be used to determine that a particular user is attending, is planning to attend, has already attended, or is about to attend a particular event, such as a movi ...


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Robert R Parsons, Michael R Nicolette, Bradley D Schweigert: Golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads. PARSONS XTREME GOLF, December 1, 2015: US09199143 (45 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. A golf club head includes a plurality of weight portions, a body portion having a face portion, a toe portion, a top portion, a sole portion, an interior cavity, and a back portion with a plural ...


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Vivek Jain: Method for robust data collection schemes for large grid wireless networks. Robert Bosch, Maginot Moore & Beck, December 1, 2015: US09202371 (44 worldwide citation)

If the number of rows in a matrix of wireless devices is greater than the number of columns, then vertical sweeping is performed including passing data along each of the columns of wireless devices to an end wireless device in each column. If the number of rows is less than the number of columns, th ...


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Robert Ian Henderson, Christopher Ralph Pescod, Shahbaz Nawaz: Antenna system. BAE SYSTEMS, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser PC, December 1, 2015: US09203149 (39 worldwide citation)

An antenna system, comprising: a phased array antenna (4); and a dielectric lens arrangement (6), for example a single solid dielectric lens (6) comprising a substantially spherical convex surface (12) and a concave surface (14); wherein the dielectric lens arrangement (6) is arranged to magnify the ...


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M Benton Free, Bernard O Geaghan, Karl P Hauck, Billy Lee Weaver: Touch location sensing system and method employing sensor data fitting to a predefined curve. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Robert S Moshrefzadeh, December 1, 2015: US09201556 (39 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for determining the location of a touch implement relative to a touch locating sensing device involve developing touch signals at a touch sensor in response to a touch implement on or near the touch surface. Data associated with the touch signals is fitted to a predefined curve. ...


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Todd Dunn, Carl White, Michael Halpin, Eric Shero, Jerry Winkler: Susceptor heater shim. ASM IP Holding, Snell & Wilmer, December 1, 2015: US09202727 (37 worldwide citation)

A substrate supporting assembly in a reaction space includes a heater, a substrate support member, and a shim positioned between the heater and the substrate support member. The shim may be removably secured between the heater and the substrate support member. The shim may further include an inner s ...



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