Frederick E Shelton IV: Robotically-controlled surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 19, 2016: US09237891 (80 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device that comprises an end effector that is configured to receive various control motions from a robotic system.

Igor Berlin, William P Cune, Jason E Greene: Systems, methods, and devices for increasing radio frequency (RF) power in distributed antenna systems. Corning Optical Communications, January 19, 2016: US09240835 (66 worldwide citation)

A system, and related methods and devices, is disclosed for increasing an output power of a frequency band in a distributed antenna system that includes at least one RXU module that is operatively coupled to at least one RAU module. A first group of the plurality of channels within a first frequency ...

Florian Ciurea, Kartik Venkataraman, Gabriel Molina, Dan Lelescu: Systems and methods for measuring depth using an array of independently controllable cameras. Pelican Imaging Corporation, KPPB, January 19, 2016: US09240049 (40 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 ...

Joseph L Ellsworth, Brandon W Porter, Chris A Suver, Christopher R Newcombe: Forward-based resource delivery network. Amazon Technologies, Novak Druce Connolly Bove Quigg, January 19, 2016: US09240954 (38 worldwide citation)

A resource delivery network and method for distributing content in the network is disclosed herein. The network comprises a plurality of servers arranged in tiers and partitioned. Each server includes a resource store with a set of resources for distribution to a successive tier. Updates to each suc ...

James Bennett, Zheng Bu: System and method for network behavior detection. FireEye, Rutan & Tucker, William W Schaal, January 19, 2016: US09241010 (33 worldwide citation)

Techniques for detecting malicious behavior of content or objects are described herein. According to one embodiment, a malicious content suspect is executed within a virtual machine that simulates a target operating environment associated with the malicious content suspect. A communication response ...

Michael Hafner, Thomas Edward Pilutti: Trailer backup assist system with trajectory planner for multiple waypoints. Ford Global Technologies, Raymond Coppiellie, Price Heneveld, January 19, 2016: US09238483 (29 worldwide citation)

A trailer backup assist system, according to one embodiment, includes a state estimator that determines a current position of a trailer relative to a plurality of waypoints. A trajectory planner may then incrementally generate a path from the current position to the plurality of waypoints. The traje ...

Qi Xie, Vladimir Machkaoutsan, Jan Willem Maes: Semiconductor structure and device and methods of forming same using selective epitaxial process. ASM IP Holding, Snell & Wilmer, January 19, 2016: US09240412 (29 worldwide citation)

Semiconductor structures, devices, and methods of forming the structures and device are disclosed. Exemplary structures include multi-gate or FinFET structures that can include both re-channel MOS (NMOS) and p-channel MOS (PMOS) devices to form CMOS structures and devices on a substrate. The devices ...

Esmael Hejazi Dinan: Wireless device transmission power. Ofinno Technologies, Esmael Dinan, David Grossman, January 19, 2016: US09241326 (23 worldwide citation)

A wireless device transmits a first packet in subframe n of a first cell of a first cell group and transmits a second packet in subframe n+1 of a second cell of a second cell group overlapping in time with the transmission of the first packet. The wireless device reduces a subframe transmission powe ...

Jeffrey D Messerly, Brian D Bertke, Karalyn R Tellio, Eitan T Wiener, David C Yates, Jeffrey L Aldridge, James R Giordano: Devices and techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 19, 2016: US09237921 (22 worldwide citation)

Various forms are directed to systems and methods for driving an end effector coupled to an ultrasonic drive system of a surgical instrument. A generator may generate at least one electrical signal. The at least one electrical signal may be monitored against a first set of logic conditions. When an ...

Jian Li, Eric Turner: Synthesis of platinum and palladium complexes as narrow-band phosphorescent emitters for full color displays. ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ACTING FOR AND ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, Fish & Richardson P C, January 19, 2016: US09238668 (21 worldwide citation)

Platinum and palladium complexes are disclosed that can be useful as narrow band phosphorescent emitters. Also disclosed are methods for preparing and using the platinum and palladium complexes.