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Paul Edward Showering: Docking system and method using near field communication. Hand Held Products, Additon Higgins & Pendleton P A, February 9, 2016: US09258033 (129 worldwide citation)

A method and system for configuring a mobile computing device to a docking station using near field communication is disclosed. A mobile computing device may scan an NFC tag integrated with the docking station to gather docking-station information. This docking-station information may be used by the ...


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Fabio Santini, Peter Pao Lai: Customizing offers for sales of combinations of virtual items. Zynga, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, February 9, 2016: US09257007 (50 worldwide citation)

A method of customizing offers for sales of combinations of virtual items at discounted prices is disclosed. A combination of virtual items of a computer-implemented game is selected such that the sum of the values of each of the combination of virtual items has a proportion to an amount of currency ...


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Yuniarto Widjaja: Semiconductor memory having volatile and multi-bit non-volatile functionality and method of operating. Zeno Semiconductor, Alan W Cannon, Law Office of Alan W Cannon, February 9, 2016: US09257179 (43 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor memory cell, semiconductor memory devices comprising a plurality of the semiconductor memory cells, and methods of using the semiconductor memory cell and devices are described. A semiconductor memory cell includes a substrate having a first conductivity type; a first region embedded ...


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Stephen P Hines: 3-D motion-parallax portable display software application. Roy L Anderson, February 9, 2016: US09256974 (43 worldwide citation)

A video recording that includes rotation around a central point within a desired range of motion is used to generate a set of frames that is cropped by use of a centering reference and a cropping template registered to each frame by using the centering reference in each of the frames. The centering ...


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Lisa Anderson, Seamus Cushley, Fergal Downey: Configurable payment tokens. Visa U, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, February 9, 2016: US09256871 (40 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are disclosed for the generation and use of merchant-customizable token formats that define tokens that represent credit card and other payment numbers in online transactions. The tokens, which are used instead of the card numbers themselves for security, can be specified by the ...


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William Brent Meldeau, Tina M Tillman: Self-supporting bag with insulated compartment. Earthly Goods International, Matthew J Lattig, Charter IP, February 9, 2016: US09254022 (35 worldwide citation)

A self-supporting bag configured to carry attire, equipment, food, beverage, and the like includes a first pair of upstanding mesh side panels joined together at respective side edges to form a shaped compartment body defining an inner body cavity having an opening at an upper end thereof, and an in ...


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Hu Kang, Shankar Swaminathan, Jun Qian, Wanki Kim, Dennis Hausmann, Bart J van Schravendijk, Adrien LaVoie: Gapfill of variable aspect ratio features with a composite PEALD and PECVD method. Lam Research Corporation, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, February 9, 2016: US09257274 (34 worldwide citation)

Provided herein are methods and apparatus for filling one or more gaps on a semiconductor substrate. The disclosed embodiments are especially useful for forming seam-free, void-free fill in both narrow and wide features. The methods may be performed without any intervening etching operations to achi ...


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Thomas C Dimitriadis: Luminaire for indoor horticulture. Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC, Stephen S Mosher, February 9, 2016: US09255690 (34 worldwide citation)

A reflector hood for a luminaire having a lamp in an upper portion thereof and first and second air flow ducts formed in first and second opposite sides of said reflector hood for ventilation. First and second secondary reflecting panels are respectively disposed within the hood over and spaced a pr ...


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Jonathan Downey, Bernard J Michini, Joseph Moster, Donald Curry Weigel, James Ogden: Unmanned aerial vehicle authorization and geofence envelope determination. UNMANNED INNOVATION, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 9, 2016: US09256994 (31 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for unmanned aerial vehicle authorization and geofence envelope determination. One of the methods includes maintaining, by a cloud system in wireless communication with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), al ...


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John Chakerian, Robert Fink, Mark Schafer, James Thompson, Marvin Sum, Allen Cai: System and method for news events detection and visualization. Palantir Technologies, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, February 9, 2016: US09256664 (31 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are disclosed for news events detection and visualization. In accordance with one implementation, a method is provided for news events detection and visualization. The method includes, for example, obtaining a document, obtaining from the document a plurality of tokens, obtaining ...