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Brian Thomas
Brian H Thomas, Dean M Acker, Ray Gsell, Norman Stark: Crosslinked polymers including one or more antioxidants, methods for making same and methods for selecting antioxidants. Zimmer, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, June 21, 2016: US09370602

The present disclosure is directed to polymer compositions having one or more antioxidants providing high crosslink density and improved oxidation resistance to the polymer composition and methods for making same. Such polymer compositions can be advantageously used to make orthopedic implants. The ...


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Joshua G Nickel, Jonathan P G Gavin: Non-contact test system for determining whether electronic device structures contain manufacturing faults. Apple, Treyz Law Group P C, G Victor Treyz, Michael H Lyons, June 21, 2016: US09372228 (78 worldwide citation)

Electronic device structures such as structures containing antennas, connectors, welds, electronic device components, conductive housing structures, and other structures can be tested for faults using a non-contact test system. The test system may include a vector network analyzer or other test unit ...


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Bret W Smith, Daniel J Abbott, Richard F Schwemberger, Frederick E Shelton IV, Chad P Boudreaux, Brett E Swensgard, Ryan J Laurent: Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 21, 2016: US09370364 (57 worldwide citation)

In one general aspect, various embodiments of the present invention can include a motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a drive shaft, a motor selectively engageable with the drive shaft, and a manual return mechanism configured to operably disengage the motor from the drive sha ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, John N Ouwerkerk, Jerome R Morgan, Jeffrey S Swayze: Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with tactile position feedback. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 21, 2016: US09370358 (57 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument comprises a motor, an end effector, a drive shaft, and a closure trigger, wherein actuation of the closure trigger causes the end effector to clamp an object. The surgical instrument further comprises a firing trigger distinct from the clos ...


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Ammar Al Ali, Sung Uk Lee: Physiological acoustic monitoring system. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 21, 2016: US09370335 (42 worldwide citation)

A physiological acoustic monitoring system receives physiological data from an acoustic sensor, down-samples the data to generate raw audio of breathing sounds and compresses the raw audio. The acoustic monitoring system has an acoustic sensor signal responsive to tracheal sounds in a person. An A/D ...


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Wei Cheng Wu, Hsien Pin Hu, Shang Yun Hou, Shin Puu Jeng, Chen Hua Yu, Chao Hsiang Yang: Testing of semiconductor chips with microbumps. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, Eschweiler & Associates, June 21, 2016: US09372206 (39 worldwide citation)

A package includes a semiconductor chip. The semiconductor chip includes a test pad, and a plurality of microbump pads, wherein each microbump pad of the plurality of microbump pads is electrically connected to the test pad. The package further includes a substrate; and a plurality of microbumps con ...


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Xikun Wang, Mandar Pandit, Anchuan Wang, Nitin K Ingle: Titanium nitride removal. Applied Mateials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, June 21, 2016: US09373522 (39 worldwide citation)

A method of removing titanium nitride hardmask is described. The hardmask resides above a low-k dielectric layer prior to removal and the low-k dielectric layer retains a relatively low net dielectric constant after the removal process. The low-k dielectric layer may be part of a dual damascene stru ...


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Ammar Al Ali, Massi Joe E Kiani, Michael O Reilly: Hemoglobin display and patient treatment. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 21, 2016: US09370325 (38 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure describes embodiments of a patient monitoring system and methods that include the measure and display of hemoglobin statistics. In an embodiment, total hemoglobin trending is displayed over a period of time. Statistics can include frequency domain analysis, which may be unique ...


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Jang Gyoo Yang, Xinglong Chen, Soonam Park, Jonghoon Baek, Saurabh Garg, Shankar Venkataraman: Semiconductor processing with DC assisted RF power for improved control. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, June 21, 2016: US09373517 (38 worldwide citation)

Semiconductor processing systems are described including a process chamber. The process chamber may include a lid assembly, grid electrode, conductive insert, and ground electrode. Each component may be coupled with one or more power supplies operable to produce a plasma within the process chamber. ...


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Ryan Timothy McHale, Walter M Weber: Oximeter probe off indicator defining probe off space. MASIMO CORPORATION, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 21, 2016: US09370326 (37 worldwide citation)

An embodiment of the present disclosure seeks to select characteristics of incoming intensity data that cause comparisons of selected characteristics to produce defined probe off space having reduced crossover with defined probe on space. Once defined, the present disclosure compares characteristics ...