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Jean-luc Dubois
Jean Luc Dubois: Method for producing bioresourced propionic acid from glycerol. ARKEMA FRANCE, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P C, December 8, 2015: US09206110

A method for producing bioresourced propionic acid from glycerol. Also, a composition comprising more than 85 mass % of bioresourced propionic acid, and to the use of the propionic acid obtained from the method as a solvent, as a food preservative, for producing herbicide or for preparing vinyl prop ...


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Jean-luc Dubois
Jean Luc Dubois: Plate-type reactor with in-situ injection. ARKEMA FRANCE, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P C, December 8, 2015: US09205403

A chemical reactor including: a plurality of heat exchange plates which between them define reaction compartments, in which reactor each heat exchange plate includes two walls between them defining at least one heat exchange space, the respective walls being fixed together by joining regions, and th ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV: Flexible drive member. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 8, 2015: US09204879 (84 worldwide citation)

A surgical tool can comprise an end effector, a shaft, an articulation joint rotatably connecting the end effector to the shaft, and a translatable drive member which can at least partially extend through the articulation joint. The drive member can be resiliently flexible or bendable to accommodate ...


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Paul Shala Henry, Donald J Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Thomas M Willis III: Quasi-optical coupler. AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, Guntin & Gust, Ed Guntin, December 8, 2015: US09209902 (78 worldwide citation)

A quasi-optical coupling system launches and extracts surface wave communication transmissions from a wire. At millimeter-wave frequencies, where the wavelength is small compared to the macroscopic size of the equipment, the millimeter-wave transmissions can be transported from one place to another ...


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Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 8, 2015: US09204878 (70 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus. Various embodiments include a handle assembly that has a movable handle that is movable through actuation strokes relative to a stationary handle housing. An actuation is shaft supported at least in part within the stationary handle housing and is movable in response t ...


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Chester O Baxter III, Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze, Taylor W Aronhalt, Katherine J Schmid: Tissue thickness compensator comprising capsules defining a low pressure environment. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 8, 2015: US09204880 (62 worldwide citation)

A tissue thickness compensator can comprise a compensator body and at least one vessel contained in the compensator body. The vessel can define an inner cavity which can comprise an inner atmosphere having a pressure which is lower than the atmospheric pressure of the atmosphere surrounding the tiss ...


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Zhijun Chen, Zihui Li, Anchuan Wang, Nitin K Ingle, Shankar Venkataraman: Selective etch of silicon nitride. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, December 8, 2015: US09209012 (58 worldwide citation)

A method of etching silicon nitride on patterned heterogeneous structures is described and includes a remote plasma etch formed from a fluorine-containing precursor and a nitrogen-and-oxygen-containing precursor. Plasma effluents from two remote plasmas are flowed into a substrate processing region ...


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Ryan Yong Kim, Venkata Subba Rao Pathuri: Setup of multiple IOT devices. BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, December 8, 2015: US09210192 (53 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to the setup of multiple devices on a local area network. Specifically, various techniques and systems are provided for utilizing a network device to efficiently add a new device to a local area network using an existing network device. Exemplary embodiments of the pre ...


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Michael P Whitman, Donald Malinouskas, Peter Datcuk, David Nicholas: Surgical device having a rotatable jaw portion. Covidien, December 8, 2015: US09204877 (53 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is provided that includes a jaw portion, having a first jaw in opposed correspondence with a second jaw, the second jaw including a surgical member. The surgical device may include a shaft portion coupled to a proximal end of the jaw portion and at least one motor configured to rot ...


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Peter S Lovely, Michael James Brown: Monitoring for disturbance of optical fiber. Norscan Instruments, Klarquist Sparkman, December 8, 2015: US09207168 (52 worldwide citation)

Problems of excessive fading in systems for monitoring single-mode optical fiber for disturbances are addressed by launching into the fiber polarized light having at least two different predetermined launch states of polarization whose respective Stokes vectors are linearly-independent of each other ...



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