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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 (34 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 (26 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 (26 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 (18 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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Pankaj Uplenchwar, Gbenga Salami: Power setting. UBIQUISYS, Patent Capital Group, May 17, 2016: US09344970 (12 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 ...


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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 (12 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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Galen C Robertson: Ultrasonic surgical instrument blades. Ehticon Endo Surgery, May 17, 2016: US09339289 (11 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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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 (10 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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Arshad Quadri, J Brent Ratz: Vascular implant and delivery system. Edwards Lifesciences CardiAQ, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 17, 2016: US09339379 (10 worldwide citation)

A vascular implant for replacing a native heart valve comprises a self expanding stent supporting a valve body having leaflets. The stent preferably comprises an anchoring structure configured to prevent the implant from passing through the valve annulus. For delivery, the implant is compacted withi ...


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Shine C Chung: Low-pin-count non-volatile memory interface with soft programming capability. May 17, 2016: US09343176 (9 worldwide citation)

A low-pin-count non-volatile (NVM) memory with no more than two control signals that can at least program NVM cells, load data to be programmed into output registers, or read the NVM cells. At least one of the NVM cells has at least one NVM element coupled to at least one selector and to a first sup ...



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