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Michael Sasha John: Wireless power harvesting and transmission with heterogeneous signals. WiTricity Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, April 19, 2016: US09318898 (99 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a wireless power system which includes components which can be recharged by harvesting wireless power, wireless power transmitters for transmitting the power, and devices which are powered from the components. Features such as temperature monitoring, tiered network protocols ...


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Michael Appleby, Iain Fraser, John Paulus: Systems, devices, and/or methods for manufacturing castings. Mikro Systems, Michael Haynes, Michael N Haynes, April 19, 2016: US09315663 (67 worldwide citation)

Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a composition, system, machine, device, manufacture, circuit, and/or user interface adapted for, and/or a method and/or machine-readable medium comprising machine-implementable instructions for, activities that can comprise, after removing a cast device from ...


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Guo Qiang Wang, Wen Tong: System and method for a context layer switch. Futurewei Technologies, Slater & Matsil L, April 19, 2016: US09319311 (66 worldwide citation)

In accordance with an embodiment, a network device has an input port for receiving input packets, and an output port for sending output packets, where the input packets and output packets have context layer information. The network device also includes a processor configured to process the input pac ...


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Preethi Narayanan: Characterizing environment using ultrasound pilot tones. Amazon Technologies, Lee & Hayes PLLC, April 19, 2016: US09319816 (61 worldwide citation)

A voice-activated computing device configured to transmit a pilot tone and then capture or receive a signal, which corresponds to the pilot tone, reflected from within the environment containing the voice-activated computing device. The voice-activated computing device, or some other computing syste ...


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Christos Kyrtsos, Thomas Edward Pilutti, Erick Michael Lavoie: Trailer sensor module and associated method of wireless trailer identification and motion estimation. Ford Global Technologies, Raymond Coppiellie, Price Heneveld, April 19, 2016: US09315212 (54 worldwide citation)

A method of identifying a trailer with a vehicle includes a step of transmitting a unique identifier with a wireless transmitter attached to the trailer. The wireless transmitter may be housed as part of a sensor module with a sensor that senses a parameter of the trailer for operating a trailer bac ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Tamara S Vetro Widenhouse, Andrew C Yoo: Tissue stapler having a thickness compensator incorporating an anti-inflammatory agent. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 19, 2016: US09314246 (47 worldwide citation)

A staple cartridge assembly for use with a surgical stapler. The assembly has a cartridge body having a support portion with a plurality of staple cavities with openings. There is also a plurality of staples, wherein at least a portion of each the staple is removably stored within a the staple cavit ...


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Nathaniel J Page: Plants and seeds of corn variety CV952947. Monsanto Technology, Dentons US, April 19, 2016: US09313970 (45 worldwide citation)

According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the corn variety designated CV952947. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CV952947, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CV952947 with its ...


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Thomas Robert Gruber, Adam John Cheyer, Dag Kittlaus, Didier Rene Guzzoni, Christopher Dean Brigham, Richard Donald Giuli, Marcello Bastea Forte, Harry Joseph Saddler: Intelligent automated assistant. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, April 19, 2016: US09318108 (37 worldwide citation)

An intelligent automated assistant system engages with the user in an integrated, conversational manner using natural language dialog, and invokes external services when appropriate to obtain information or perform various actions. The system can be implemented using any of a number of different pla ...


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Carl Peters, Deanna Postlethwaite, Matthew Wayne Wallace: Systems and methods providing an enhanced user experience in a real-time simulated virtual reality welding environment. LINCOLN GLOBAL, Tucker Ellis, Carlos Garritano, April 19, 2016: US09318026 (33 worldwide citation)

A real-time virtual reality welding system including a programmable processor-based subsystem, a spatial tracker operatively connected to the programmable processor-based subsystem, at least one mock welding tool capable of being spatially tracked by the spatial tracker, and at least one display dev ...