Baljit Singh: Systems and methods for a self-optimizing distributed antenna system. CommScope Technologies, Fogg & Powers, April 5, 2016: US09306682 (136 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for a self-optimizing distributed antenna system are provided. In certain embodiments, a distributed antenna system comprises a host unit configured to control the operation of the distributed antenna system; and a plurality of remote units coupled to the host unit. In at least o ...

James Ryan Burgess, Joanna Cohen: Payload-release device and operation thereof. Google, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, April 5, 2016: US09302770 (111 worldwide citation)

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is disclosed that includes a retractable payload delivery system. The payload delivery system can lower a payload to the ground using a delivery device that secures the payload during descent and releases the payload upon reaching the ground. The delivery device can ...

James T Spivey, Mark S Ortiz, Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan: Robotically-controlled surgical instrument with selectively articulatable end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 5, 2016: US09301759 (83 worldwide citation)

Devices and systems are provided for controlling movement of a working end of a surgical device by means of a robotic system. In one embodiment, systems and devices are provided for moving an end effector on a distal end of a surgical fastening device. Movement can include rotational movement of the ...

Jeffrey L Aldridge, Chunlin Yang, Charles J Scheib, Christopher W Widenhouse, William B Weisenburgh II, John L Stammen, Mark H Ransick, Stephanie A Mutchler, Gary W Knight: Expandable tissue thickness compensator. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 5, 2016: US09301753 (69 worldwide citation)

A tissue thickness compensator may generally comprise a biocompatible material, a first component, and a second component, wherein the first component and second component form a reaction product to expand the tissue thickness compensator. The first component may comprise a first hydrogel precursor, ...

Venkataramanan Mandakolathur Vasudevan, Taylor W Aronhalt, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Charles J Scheib, Chunlin Yang, Christopher J Schall, Chester O Baxter III, Iksoo Chun, Rao S Bezwada, Sean P Conlon, Michael S Cropper, Joshua R Uth, Richard L Leimbach, Donna L Korvick: Tissue thickness compensator comprising a plurality of capsules. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 5, 2016: US09301752 (68 worldwide citation)

A tissue thickness compensator can comprise a plurality of layers. Various embodiments are disclosed herein for manufacturing a tissue thickness compensator. In certain embodiments, a tissue thickness compensator can comprise at least one medicament tube, capsule, and/or packet contained therein.

Frederick E Shelton IV, Chester O Baxter III, Taylor W Aronhalt, Joseph E Young: Compressible staple cartridge assembly. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 5, 2016: US09301755 (68 worldwide citation)

A fastener cartridge can comprise a support portion, a tissue thickness compensator positioned relative to the support portion, and a plurality of fasteners positioned within the support portion and/or the tissue thickness compensator which can be utilized to fasten tissue. In use, the fastener cart ...

Antonio Pedro Rezende, Guilherme Schneider, Priya Prakash: Method and apparatus for customizing a display screen of a user interface. Nokia Technologies Oy, Alston & Bird, April 5, 2016: US09304668 (57 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for controlling and customizing a display screen of a user interface which includes at least two sections of display elements with the display elements of one section being displayed in a different manner, such as being sized greater, than the display elements of another section ...

Claus Mølgaard, Mikael Rousson, Vincent Yue Tao Wong, Brett M Keating, Jeffrey A Brasket, Karl C Hsu, Todd S Sachs, Justin Titi, Elliott B Harris: Identifying dominant and non-dominant images in a burst mode capture. Apple, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, April 5, 2016: US09307112 (44 worldwide citation)

For cameras that capture several images in a burst mode, some embodiments of the invention provide a method that presents one or more of the captured images differently than the remaining captured images. The method identifies at least one captured image as dominant image and at least another captur ...

Ashar Aziz, Muhammad Amin, Osman Abdoul Ismael, Zheng Bu: System, apparatus and method for automatically verifying exploits within suspect objects and highlighting the display information associated with the verified exploits. FireEye, Rutan & Tucker, William W Schaal, April 5, 2016: US09306974 (42 worldwide citation)

A threat detection system is integrated with intrusion protection system (IPS) logic, virtual execution logic and reporting logic is shown. The IPS logic is configured to identify a first plurality of objects as suspicious objects and outputting information associated with the suspicious objects. Th ...

Jeff Lawson, John Wolthuis, Evan Cooke: System and method for processing media requests during telephony sessions. Twilio, Jeffrey Schox, April 5, 2016: US09306982 (39 worldwide citation)

In a preferred embodiment, the method of caching media used in a telephony application includes: receiving a media request; sending the media request to a media layer using HTTP; the a media layer performing the steps of checking in a cache for the media resource; processing the media request within ...