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Scott McCloskey, Matthew Edward Lewis Jungwirth: Variable depth of field barcode scanner. Honeywell International, Additon Higgins & Pendleton P A, May 17, 2016: US09342724 (83 worldwide citation)

Generally discussed herein are techniques, software, apparatuses, and systems configured for variable depth of field scanners. In one or more embodiments, a method can include exposing a light sensor of a barcode scanner for a specified time, altering a focal point of a variable focus element situat ...


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Jingchun Zhang, Anchuan Wang, Nitin Ingle: Methods for etch of sin films. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, May 17, 2016: US09343327 (45 worldwide citation)

A method of selectively etching silicon nitride from a substrate comprising a silicon nitride layer and a silicon oxide layer includes flowing a fluorine-containing gas into a plasma generation region of a substrate processing chamber and applying energy to the fluorine-containing gas to generate a ...


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Mandar B Pandit, Anchuan Wang, Nitin K Ingle: Self-aligned process. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, May 17, 2016: US09343272 (45 worldwide citation)

Methods of forming self-aligned structures on patterned substrates are described. The methods may be used to form metal lines or vias without the use of a separate photolithography pattern definition operation. Self-aligned contacts may be produced regardless of the presence of spacer elements. The ...


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Marcelo M Lamego, Mohamed Diab, Walter M Weber, Ammar Al Ali, Massi Joe E Kiani: Multiple-wavelength physiological monitor. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 17, 2016: US09341565 (29 worldwide citation)

A physiological monitor for determining blood oxygen saturation of a medical patient includes a sensor, a signal processor and a display. The sensor includes at least three light emitting diodes. Each light emitting diode is adapted to emit light of a different wavelength. The sensor also includes a ...


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Andrew M Yednak III, Frederick L Pettinger Jr: Heater jacket for a fluid line. ASM America, Snell & Wilmer, May 17, 2016: US09341296 (23 worldwide citation)

A heater jacket for a fluid line including a tube having an inner surface and an outer surface; a spacer disposed within the tube between the inner surface and the fluid line; and wherein the spacer includes a hole for receiving the fluid line therein and spaces the fluid line from the tube inner su ...


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Brian Mark Fields, Jibo He, John A Nepomuceno, Steve Roberson, Bryan Allen Plummer, Kurtis C Houdek, Neeraj Jain: Real-time driver observation and scoring for drivers education. STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, Randall G Rueth, May 17, 2016: US09342993 (22 worldwide citation)

A method includes, during a driving session in which a student driver operates a vehicle, gathering driving skill data indicative of at least one of behavior of the student driver, acceleration of the vehicle, braking of the vehicle, or steering of the vehicle, and gathering comments from a driving ...


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Joseph Frank Scalisi: Smart lock systems and methods. SkyBell Technologies, May 17, 2016: US09342936 (21 worldwide citation)

A door lock system can comprise a door lock movable between a locked state and an unlocked state. The door lock system can detect a first indication suggestive of a presence of a visitor. The door lock system can also detect a second indication suggestive of an identity of the visitor. As well, the ...


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Charles Tabor, Carol E Eberhardt, Timothy G Laske, Timothy R Ryan, Joseph C Morrow, Tammy Y Tam, Brian A Glynn, Anne L Brody Rubin, J Michael Tuchek: Stents for prosthetic heart valves. Medtronic, May 17, 2016: US09339382 (20 worldwide citation)

A stented valve prosthesis for implantation within a native mitral valve having a generally tubular expandable stent structure having a first end, a second end, a central body portion having one or more openings, and a longitudinal axis. A wing portion extends outwardly from the stent structure and ...


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Galen C Robertson: Ultrasonic surgical instrument blades. Ehticon Endo Surgery, May 17, 2016: US09339289 (18 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical instrument including an ultrasonically actuated blade or end effector having a treatment portion. The blade can define a central axis and at least one axis which is transverse to the central axis, wherein the transverse axis can lie within a plane which is perpendicular, or no ...


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Pankaj Uplenchwar, Gbenga Salami: Power setting. UBIQUISYS, Patent Capital Group, May 17, 2016: US09344970 (18 worldwide citation)

One example method of operation of a basestation in a mobile communications network is disclosed. The basestation may operate on a carrier channel and may be a member of a group of such basestations within the network. The method comprises establishing the presence of an adjacent basestation outside ...