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Aron O Zingman: Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 12, 2016: US09232945 (86 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a surgical stapling head is provided that may comprise a staple cartridge for supporting one or more staples, a core movable relative to the staple cartridge, at least one staple driver extending from the core, and a casing configured to at least partially hold the staple car ...


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Shailendra K Parihar, Matthew C Miller, Barry C Worrell: Robotically controlled surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 12, 2016: US09232979 (86 worldwide citation)

A surgical tool is disclosed. The surgical tool has a tool mounting portion having a tool mounting housing, a tool mounting plate, and a coupler to couple a shaft assembly with an articulation section to the tool mounting portion. An articulation mechanism is located within the tool mounting portion ...


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Venkataramanan Mandakolathur Vasudevan, Cortney E Henderson, Taylor W Aronhalt, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Charles J Scheib, Chunlin Yang, Christopher J Schall, Chester O Baxter III, Frederick E Shelton IV, Joseph H Contiliano, Tamara Widenhouse, Donna L Korvick: Tissue thickness compensator comprising a reservoir. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 12, 2016: US09232941 (71 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a tissue thickness compensator can comprise a compressible extracellular matrix and a bioabsorbable material dispersed within the extracellular matrix, wherein the bioapsorption of the bioabsorbable material is configured to leave behind channels in the extracellular matrix. ...


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Mikhail Korolik, Nitin K Ingle, Anchuan Wang, Jingjing Xu: Silicon germanium processing. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, January 12, 2016: US09236265 (63 worldwide citation)

Methods of selectively etching silicon germanium relative to silicon are described. The methods include a remote plasma etch using plasma effluents formed from a fluorine-containing precursor. Plasma effluents from the remote plasma are flowed into a substrate processing region where the plasma effl ...


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Kenneth R Joyce, Troy L Brown: Integrated aerial photogrammetry surveys. Trimble Navigation, Swanson & Bratschun L L C, January 12, 2016: US09235763 (52 worldwide citation)

Novel tools and techniques for generating survey data about a survey site. Aerial photography of at least part of the survey site can be analyzed using photogrammetric techniques. In some cases, an unmanned aerial system can be used to collect site imagery. The use of a UAS can reduce the fiscal and ...


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Tom G Salter, Ben J Sugden, Daniel Deptford, Robert L Crocco Jr, Brian E Keane, Laura K Massey, Alex Aben Athar Kipman, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Ferianc Kamuda: Multi-space connected virtual data objects. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Dan Choi, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, January 12, 2016: US09235051 (51 worldwide citation)

A see-through head mounted display apparatus includes a display and a processor. The processor determines geo-located positions of points of interest within a field of view and generates markers indicating information regarding an associated real world object is available to the user. Markers are re ...


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Jingchun Zhang, Anchuan Wang, Nitin K Ingle, Yunyu Wang, Young Lee: Dry-etch for silicon-and-carbon-containing films. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, January 12, 2016: US09236266 (50 worldwide citation)

A method of etching exposed silicon-and-carbon-containing material on patterned heterogeneous structures is described and includes a remote plasma etch formed from a fluorine-containing precursor and an oxygen-containing precursor. Plasma effluents from the remote plasma are flowed into a substrate ...


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Gary Bradski, Kurt Konolige, Ethan Rublee: Determining a virtual representation of an environment by projecting texture patterns. Industrial Perception, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, January 12, 2016: US09233470 (48 worldwide citation)

Example methods and systems for determining 3D scene geometry by projecting patterns of light onto a scene are provided. In an example method, a first projector may project a first random texture pattern having a first wavelength and a second projector may project a second random texture pattern hav ...


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David R Richardson, Bradley E Marshall, Swaminathan Sivasubramanian: Managing resources in resource cache components. Amazon Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 12, 2016: US09237114 (45 worldwide citation)

A system, method, and computer readable medium for managing resources maintained in resource cache components are provided. A network storage provider storing one or more resources on behalf of a content provider obtains client computing device requests for content. The network storage provider prov ...


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Florian Ciurea, Kartik Venkataraman, Gabriel Molina, Dan Lelescu: Systems and methods for estimating depth and visibility from a reference viewpoint for pixels in a set of images captured from different viewpoints. Pelican Imaging Corporation, KPPB, January 12, 2016: US09235900 (41 worldwide citation)

Systems in accordance with embodiments of the invention can perform parallax detection and correction in images captured using array cameras. Due to the different viewpoints of the cameras, parallax results in variations in the position of objects within the captured images of the scene. Methods in ...