Gregg James Haensgen, John Fredrick Banting, Bruce Hoeppner, Richard William Lucas: Systems and methods for energy harvesting and current and voltage measurements. COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY, King & Spalding, June 28, 2016: US09379556 (97 worldwide citation)

A harvesting and measurement device is operable in at least a normal operation mode, a demand measurement mode, and a fault measurement mode. In the normal operation mode, the device is able to harvest energy from an associated power line and monitor current and voltage conditions through a lower po ...

Jason Dean Lewis Bowles: Media gate for thermal transfer printers. Hand Held Products, Additon Higgins & Pendelton P A, June 28, 2016: US09375945 (83 worldwide citation)

A thermal transfer printer having a media gate and a method for its use are presented. The media gate prevents the improper loading of thermal transfer paper and/or thermal transfer ribbon into a thermal transfer printer by preventing access to the wrong track. In this way, a user cannot feed (i.e., ...

Leonard P Jean, Brian Boisclair, Jared Argyle, Bob Biddle, Edward Laughlin, Javier Philbrick: Stringing messenger clamp and methods of using the same. MARMON UTILITY, Hayes Soloway P C, June 28, 2016: US09379527 (63 worldwide citation)

A stringing messenger clamp for use in overhead transmission and distribution systems and method of installing a messenger cable is provided. The stringing messenger clamp includes a bracket and an assembly body supported by the bracket, wherein the assembly body has a cable channel sized to receive ...


Ching Mei Hsu, Nitin K Ingle, Hiroshi Hamana, Anchuan Wang: Low temperature gas-phase carbon removal. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, June 28, 2016: US09378969 (37 worldwide citation)

A method of etching carbon films on patterned heterogeneous structures is described and includes a gas phase etch using remote plasma excitation. The remote plasma excites a fluorine-containing precursor and an oxygen-containing precursor, the plasma effluents created are flowed into a substrate pro ...

Vinod R Purayath, Randhir Thakur, Shankar Venkataraman, Nitin K Ingle: Integrated oxide recess and floating gate fin trimming. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, June 28, 2016: US09378978 (35 worldwide citation)

Methods of etching back shallow trench isolation (STI) dielectric and trimming the exposed floating gate without breaking vacuum are described. The methods include recessing silicon oxide dielectric gapfill to expose vertical sidewalls of polysilicon floating gates. The exposed vertical sidewalls ar ...

Jiawei Ying, Shaojun Cao: Electric balance vehicle. HANGZHOU CHIC INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY, Muncy Geissler Olds & Lowe P C, June 28, 2016: US09376155 (27 worldwide citation)

An electric balance vehicle including a top cover, a bottom cover, an inner cover, a rotating mechanism, two wheels, two hub motors, a plurality of sensors, a power supply, and a controller is described herein. The bottom cover is fixed to the top cover. The inner cover is fixed between the top cove ...

Ammar Al Ali, Don Carothers, David Dalke, Mohamed K Diab, Julian M Goldman, Massi E Kiani, Michael Lee, Jerome Novak, Robert Smith: Systems and methods for acquiring calibration data usable in a pulse oximeter. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 28, 2016: US09375185 (26 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure includes a portable physiological monitor including a first local display and configured to communicate with a second physiological monitor including a second display.

Gernot Kuhr: Data item deletion in a database system. SAP SE, Schwegman Lunberg & Woessner P A, June 28, 2016: US09378337 (20 worldwide citation)

Example systems and methods of deleting data stored in a database system are presented. In one example, a plurality of data items is received from an application and stored at the database system. Also received from the application and stored at the database system is deletion timing information for ...

David T Martin, William J White, Michael D Cronin: Circular needle applier with cleats. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 28, 2016: US09375212 (19 worldwide citation)

A surgical suturing device comprises an arced needle having a leading end, a trailing end, and a length of suture. A needle driver is operable to drive the needle in a first rotational direction along a circular path. A cleat projects into the circular path and is operable to engage and prevent the ...