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Shirook M Ali, Mark E Pecen, James Paul Warden: Tunable multiband multiport antennas and method. BlackBerry, Fish & Richardson P C, April 26, 2016: US09325067 (103 worldwide citation)

An antenna, comprising a plurality of feed points and tuning elements for tuning a resonant frequency at each feed point independently of the others of the plurality of feed points. The tuning elements are placed on the configured radiating element such that for a given feed point its tuning element ...


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Alexey Nazarov: Antenna structures and methods for omni directional radiation patterns. NXP, April 26, 2016: US09324020 (103 worldwide citation)

A device is provided for use with a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip that receives and modulates a radio frequency (RF) signal. A substrate of the device includes a first short dipole antenna structure that backscatters a received RF signal to produce a first radiation pattern having nulls ...


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Lawrence W Yonge III, Srinivas Katar: Repeating for low-overhead communication in a network. QUALCOMM Incorporated, DeLizio Law PLLC, April 26, 2016: US09326316 (95 worldwide citation)

Communicating between stations over a shared medium comprises: receiving, at a destination station, a first waveform that includes one or more segments of a payload that originated from an origin station with a sequence of multiple segments, the one or more segments included in the first waveform ha ...


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Robert J Pera, Randall W Frei, Linker Cheng: Power receptacle wireless access point devices for networked living and work spaces. Ubiquiti Networks, Shay Glenn, April 26, 2016: US09325516 (77 worldwide citation)

Described herein are power receptacle wireless access point (AP) devices that may be used as part of a networked (smart) living and work space. These power receptacle wireless AP devices may be wall-mounted and/or retrofitted over existing electrical outlets or light switches, for providing wireless ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, James R Giordano, Jeffrey S Swayze: Surgical instrument system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 26, 2016: US09320520 (67 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting and fastening instrument is disclosed. The surgical cutting and fastening instrument comprises a pair of jaws comprising a distal end, a motor-powered firing member configured to move longitudinally along the pair of jaws toward the distal end, and a sensor configured to sense a f ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze, Eugene L Timperman: Surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 26, 2016: US09320521 (67 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is disclosed. The instrument comprises a rotary motion generator, a trigger configured to actuate the rotary motion generator, and a shifting assembly. The shifting assembly comprises a first gear selectively drivable by the rotary motion generator, a second gear selectively dr ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Murty Vyakarnam: Tissue thickness compensator comprising tissue ingrowth features. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 26, 2016: US09320523 (62 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a compensator can be attachable to an anvil of a fastening instrument. The compensator can comprise a support layer configured to be attached to the anvil and a scaffold attached to the support layer. In at least one embodiment, the scaffold can comprise a plurality of scaffo ...


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Cortney E Henderson, Taylor W Aronhalt, Chunlin Yang, Charles J Scheib, Venkataramanan Mandakolathur Vasudevan, Andrew C Yoo, Frederick E Shelton IV: Tissue stapler having a thickness compensator incorporating an oxygen generating agent. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 26, 2016: US09320518 (58 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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Peter G France, Shawn D Weisenburger: Location of image capture device and object features in a captured image. Trimble Navigation, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, April 26, 2016: US09324003 (53 worldwide citation)

A method for matching a region on an object of interest with a geolocation in a coordinate system is disclosed. In one embodiment, an image of a region on an object of interest is captured on an image capture device. The image is processed to detect a located feature using a feature detection algori ...


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Michael David Marr, Matthew D Klein: Automated profiling of resource usage. Amazon Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 26, 2016: US09323577 (51 worldwide citation)

Operating profiles for consumers of computing resources may be automatically determined based on an analysis of actual resource usage measurements and other operating metrics. Measurements may be taken while a consumer, such as a virtual machine instance, uses computing resources, such as those prov ...