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Erik Todeschini: Device, system, and method for determining the status of checkout lanes. Hand Held Products, Additon Higgins & Pendleton P A, July 12, 2016: US09390596 (127 worldwide citation)

Customers would like to minimize the time waiting in checkout lines; however, it is often difficult to understand which checkout lane to choose. The present invention embraces a device, system, and method to help customers understand which checkout lanes are open and operating most efficiently. The ...


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Andrea Corti, Raoul Fiorone, Riccardo Martinotti: Re-routing traffic in a communications network. Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson, July 12, 2016: US09391874 (92 worldwide citation)

Method of re-routing traffic in a communications network (1) in the event of a fault (3) on a path across the network, the method comprising, determining whether a first node (4), located between the fault and a network ingress node (6), is capable of switching traffic to an alternative path which a ...


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Brett E Swensgard, David C Yates, Frederick E Shelton IV: Robotically-controlled motorized surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 12, 2016: US09386983 (61 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting and fastening instrument that is motorized and configured for operation in connection with a robotic system. The instrument comprises in one embodiment a charge accumulator device, separate from a battery, that provides additional power to the motor under certain conditions. In ad ...


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Mark V Slusar: Insurance system related to a vehicle-to-vehicle communication system. Allstate Insurance Company, Banner & Witcoff, July 12, 2016: US09390451 (60 worldwide citation)

System and methods are disclosed for determining, through vehicle-to-vehicle communication, whether vehicles are involved in autonomous droning. Vehicle driving data and other information may be used to calculate a autonomous droning reward amount. In addition, vehicle involved in a drafting relatio ...


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Taylor W Aronhalt, Michael J Vendely, Phillip H Clauda: Staple cartridge comprising a releasable cover. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 12, 2016: US09386984 (57 worldwide citation)

A retainer for use with a fastener cartridge that is locked to the fastener cartridge until the fastener cartridge is inserted into a fastener cartridge channel of a surgical fastener. The retainer can include one or more deflectable tabs that engage the fastener cartridge. The one or more tabs can ...


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Chester O Baxter III, Frederick E Shelton IV, Katherine J Schmid, Jerome R Morgan, Charles J Scheib, Michael S Cropper, Taylor W Aronhalt, Steven G Hall, Richard W Timm, Matthew M Lang: Retainer assembly including a tissue thickness compensator. Ethicon End Surgery, July 12, 2016: US09386988 (57 worldwide citation)

A retainer for assembling tissue thickness compensators to a surgical stapler can comprise a grip, a first surface for supporting a first tissue thickness compensator, a second surface for supporting a second tissue thickness compensator, and clips for aligning and attaching the retainer to the surg ...


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Herve Jacques Clement Letourneur: Thumb touch interface. Amazon Technologies, Lee & Hayes PLLC, July 12, 2016: US09389718 (48 worldwide citation)

In some examples, an electronic device may present a user interface that is configured to be controlled using a thumb of a single hand that is holding the device. For instance, the interface may present a plurality of selectable items, each of which may correspond to a respective one of a plurality ...


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David R Richardson, Colm MacCarthaigh, Benjamin W S Redman: Request routing processing. Amazon Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 12, 2016: US09391949 (48 worldwide citation)

Generally described, the present disclosure is directed to managing request routing functionality corresponding to resource requests for one or more resources associated with a content provider. A service provider can assign a set of DNS servers corresponding to a distributed set of network addresse ...


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Ammar Al Ali, Sung Uk Lee: Physiological acoustic monitoring system. MASIMO CORPORATION, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 12, 2016: US09386961 (47 worldwide citation)

An acoustic monitoring system has an acoustic front-end, a first signal path from the acoustic front-end directly to an audio transducer and a second signal path from the acoustic front-end to an acoustic data processor via an analog-to-digital converter. The acoustic front-end receives an acoustic ...


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Tomoaki Matsuki, Hiroyuki Tsuchida, Yoshisato Ono: User interface device that zooms image in response to operation that presses screen, image zoom method, and program. KDDI CORPORATION, Oliff, July 12, 2016: US09389722 (45 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed of controlling a user interface device for displaying on a display screen a plurality of objects, and for enabling a user to perform an input action by touching the display screen with the user's finger. This method includes: upon the user's touch to the display screen at a reg ...