Shankar Venkatraman, Khurram P Sheikh: System and method for performance enhancement in heterogeneous wireless access network employing band selective power management. Intel Corporation, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, June 7, 2016: US09363761 (123 worldwide citation)

A system and method for enhancing the performance in heterogeneous wireless access networks employing a distributed antenna system is disclosed. A control unit comprises a distributed antenna system management server which collects load information from each of the carriers. The control unit further ...

Baljit Singh, OM Prakash Suthar: Closed-loop optimization of a wireless network using an autonomous vehicle. Cisco Technology, Patterson Sheridan, June 7, 2016: US09363690 (111 worldwide citation)

Embodiments herein use a real-time closed-loop system to optimize a wireless network. The system includes a drone controlled by a self-organizing network (SON) to retrieve RF data corresponding to the wireless network. In one embodiment, the SON provides the drone with a predetermined path through t ...

Brian L Hinman, Wayne Miller, Carlos Ramos: Enclosure for radio, parabolic dish antenna, and side lobe shields. Mimosa Networks, Carr & Ferrell, June 7, 2016: US09362629 (109 worldwide citation)

Enclosures for radios, parabolic dish antennas, and side lobe shields are provided herein. A dish antenna includes a parabolic circular reflector bounded by a side lobe shield that extends along a longitudinal axis of the dish antenna in a forward direction forming a front cavity, and a sidewall tha ...

David Crawford Gibbon, Andrea Basso: Server-side scheduling for media transmissions. AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, Guntin & Gust, Jay H Anderson, June 7, 2016: US09363333 (68 worldwide citation)

A server that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, operations including monitoring current transport characteristics of an internet protocol network communicatively coupled to the server and to a mobile device. Data packets are transported to the device according to a dynami ...

Frederick E Shelton IV, Katherine J Schmid, Jerome R Morgan, Donna L Korvick: End effector layer including holding features. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 7, 2016: US09358005 (59 worldwide citation)

An end effector is disclosed which comprises a first jaw, a second jaw, a staple cartridge, an anvil, and at least one layer positioned intermediate the first jaw and the second jaw. The layer may include a pattern of holding features defined on a tissue contacting surface of the layer. The pattern ...

Steven G Hall, Daniel L Baber, Richard L Leimbach: Electromechanical surgical device with signal relay arrangement. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 7, 2016: US09358003 (53 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument configured to relay a low-power signal from an end effector to a remote device is disclosed. The surgical instrument may comprise a handle, a shaft extending distally from the handle, and an end effector attached to the distal end of the shaft. A sensor may be disposed in the e ...

John Fox, Brian Holden, Peter Hunt, John D Keay, Amin Shokrollahi, Andrew Kevin John Stewart, Giuseppe Surace, Roger Ulrich, Richard Simpson: Methods and systems for high bandwidth chip-to-chip communications interface. Kandou Labs, Invention Mine, June 7, 2016: US09362974 (45 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are described for transmitting data over physical channels to provide a high bandwidth, low latency interface between integrated circuit chips with low power utilization. Communication is performed using group signaling over multiple wires using a vector signaling code, where eac ...

James E Retterath, Robert A Laumeyer: Methods and apparatus for object detection and identification in a multiple detector lidar array. Facet Technology, Patterson Thuente Pedersen P A, June 7, 2016: US09360554 (44 worldwide citation)

LiDAR (light detection and ranging) systems use one or more emitters and a detector array to cover a given field of view where the emitters each emit a single pulse or a multi-pulse packet of light that is sampled by the detector array. On each emitter cycle the detector array will sample the incomi ...

Nitin K Ingle, Dmitry Lubomirsky, Xinglong Chen, Shankar Venkataraman: Enhanced etching processes using remote plasma sources. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, June 7, 2016: US09362130 (37 worldwide citation)

Methods of etching a patterned substrate may include flowing an oxygen-containing precursor into a first remote plasma region fluidly coupled with a substrate processing region. The oxygen-containing precursor may be flowed into the region while forming a plasma in the first remote plasma region to ...

Michael Defazio, Jerome Pasquero, David Ryan Walker, Jason Tyler Griffin: Method of providing tactile feedback and apparatus. BlackBerry, Borden Ladner Gervais, Geoffrey deKleine, June 7, 2016: US09361018 (36 worldwide citation)

A method includes detecting a query gesture and actuating, in response to the query gesture, an actuator to provide tactile feedback including information associated with the query gesture. The query gesture may be detected on a touch-sensitive display of a portable electronic device.