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Jozef Kudela, Tsutomu Tanaka, Carl A Sorensen, Suhail Anwar, John M White: Guided wave applicator with non-gaseous dielectric for plasma chamber. Applied Materials, Robert J Stern, July 19, 2016: US09397380 (98 worldwide citation)

A guided wave applicator comprising two electrically conductive waveguide walls and a waveguide dielectric. The volume of the waveguide dielectric is composed of non-gaseous dielectric material and is positioned between the two waveguide walls. The waveguide dielectric includes first and second long ...


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Richard C Bevins Jr, Denver K Kimberlin, Martin C Admire: Conductive boot for power tool protection. M W Bevins Co, Hall Estill Attorneys at Law, July 19, 2016: US09393683 (92 worldwide citation)

Apparatus configured for high voltage power line maintenance and repair. In some embodiments, a power tool has a housing that encloses an electrical load and a control electronics module, the housing having a first shield layer of conductive material and being open at one end to receive a removable ...


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Robert P Butler: Utility or meter pole top reinforcement method and apparatus. Technologies, Nicholas Pfeifer, Smith & Hopen P A, July 19, 2016: US09394716 (63 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for reinforcing an upstanding utility/meter pole having a worn top includes an elongate brace adapted to bear against the pole near a top end of the pole. A washer plate is disposed in overlying relation to the elongate brace. A front support is secured to an opposite side of the pole b ...


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Ryan J Laurent, Brett E Swensgard, Bret W Smith, Richard F Schwemberger, Daniel J Abbott, David C Yates, Craig S Smith, Frederick E Shelton IV: Motor driven surgical fastener device with cutting member reversing mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 19, 2016: US09393015 (50 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener apparatus including a handle, an elongated shaft having a proximal end attached to the handle and a distal end extending therefrom. An end effector comprising a pair of jaws pivoted at a proximal end thereof and movable between an open and closed position, and a cartridge contain ...


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Vinod R Purayath, Nitin K Ingle: Air gaps between copper lines. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, July 19, 2016: US09396989 (34 worldwide citation)

Methods are described for forming “air gaps” between adjacent copper lines on patterned substrates. The common name “air gap” will be used interchangeably the more technically accurate “gas pocket” and both reflect a variety of pressures and elemental ratios. The gas pockets may be one or more pores ...


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Ammar Al Ali, Kevin Forrest, Yassir Abdul Hafiz, Eric Yang: Shielded connector assembly. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 19, 2016: US09397448 (24 worldwide citation)

A connector assembly according to embodiments of the present disclosure is advantageously configured to allow a sensor connector to straightforwardly and efficiently join with and detach from a patient cable connector. Further, embodiments of the connector assembly advantageously reduce un-shielded ...


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Ammar Al Ali, Bilal Muhsin: Automated CCHD screening and detection. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 19, 2016: US09392945 (24 worldwide citation)

Automated critical congenital heart defect (“CCHD”) screening systems and processes are described. A caregiver may be guided to use a single or dual sensor pulse oximeter to obtain pre- and post-ductal blood oxygenation measurements. A delta of the measurements indicates the possible existence or no ...


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Navindra Yadav: Forwarding to clusters of service nodes. Cisco Technology, Polsinelli PC, July 19, 2016: US09397946 (21 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for forwarding traffic to clusters of nodes. A system can group nodes in a network fabric into a cluster of nodes, and generate respective hash buckets in the network fabric for the nodes, each respective hash bucket being generated based on a ha ...


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Atsuki Fukazawa: Method of plasma-enhanced atomic layer etching. ASM IP Holding, Snell & Wilmer, July 19, 2016: US09396956 (20 worldwide citation)

A method for etching a layer on a substrate includes at least one etching cycle, wherein an etching cycle includes: continuously providing an inert gas into the reaction space; providing a pulse of an etching gas into the continuous inert gas flow upstream of the reaction space to chemisorb the etch ...


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Deepak Sridhara, William Radich, Ara Patapoutian, Timothy R Feldman, Mark Gaertner: Group based codes for multi-dimensional recording (MDR). Seagate Technology, Cesari & Reed, Kirk A Cesari, July 19, 2016: US09396062 (20 worldwide citation)

A multi-dimensional recording (MDR) system may include a group based coding circuit (GBCC) which can implement error correcting codes via outer codes. The GBCC can implement outer codes, including interleaving outer codes, in MDR systems where inner codewords include multiple memory groupings. The m ...