David Curtis Gaw: Remote sensing device, system, and method utilizing smartphone hardware components. Kerr IP Group, Michael A Kerr, July 26, 2016: US09401977 (138 worldwide citation)

A remote sensing device, system and method is described. The remote sensing device includes an enclosure, a smartphone, and a microcontroller. The smartphone is fixedly coupled to the enclosure. The microcontroller is communicatively coupled to the smartphone. The microcontroller includes a power ma ...

Jonathan W Hui, Jean Philippe Vasseur, Wei Hong: Dynamic source route computation to avoid self-interference. Cisco Technology, Johnson Marcou & Isaacs, July 26, 2016: US09401863 (79 worldwide citation)

In a multiple interface, low power and lossy network comprising a plurality of devices, interface options for a source route to minimize self-interferences are desired. The ability to request a interface technology for a device to use with neighboring devices allows multiple transmissions to occur s ...

Ralph F Osterhout, John N Border, Edward H Nortrup: Peripheral lighting for head worn computing. Osterhout Group, GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates, July 26, 2016: US09400390 (58 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the present invention relate to head worn computing lighting systems and stray light control.


Michael D Auld: Rotary powered surgical instruments with multiple degrees of freedom. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 26, 2016: US09398911 (55 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument may comprise a drive system that is configured to electrically generate a plurality of discrete rotary control motions. In at least one form, the surgical instrument may include an elongate shaft assembly that is operably couplable to the drive system for receiving a first rota ...

Daniel Kurz, Peter Meier: Method of matching image features with reference features. Metaio, Blank Rome, July 26, 2016: US09400941 (52 worldwide citation)

A method of matching image features with reference features comprises the steps of providing a current image, providing a set of reference features, wherein each of the reference features comprises at least one first parameter which is at least partially indicative of a position and/or orientation o ...

Louis W Bokma, Joseph R Fisher Jr, Saket Vora: Touch-sensitive button with two levels. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, July 26, 2016: US09400581 (44 worldwide citation)

A touch-sensitive depressible button with multiple depression thresholds is provided. When the button is depressed to a first depression threshold, the touch sensor can be switched from a low-power, non-sensing state to a sensing state. When the button is depressed to a second depression threshold, ...

Dean Kamen, James G Turner, Erik N Sabin, Gregg W Rivinius, David E Collins, Benjamin Zaslow, Jonathan Zobro, Alexander R Therrien, Jared N Farlow: System, method, and apparatus for dispensing oral medications. DEKA Products Partnership, James D Wyninegar Jr, July 26, 2016: US09400873 (38 worldwide citation)

A pill dispenser includes a housing, a pill-dispensing mechanism, a receptacle, a pill-viewing camera, an identifying camera, one or more processors, and a storage medium (e.g., a memory). The pill-dispensing mechanism is coupled to an opening of the housing. The first pill-viewing camera is positio ...

Joachim Löhr, Christian Wengerter, Martin Feuersänger, Takashi Tamura, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Takahisa Aoyama: Timing advance configuration for multiple uplink component carriers. PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Pearne & Gordon, July 26, 2016: US09402255 (28 worldwide citation)

The invention relates methods for time aligning uplink transmissions by a mobile terminal in a mobile communication system, and to methods for performing a handover of a mobile terminal to a target aggregation access point. The invention is also providing apparatus and system for performing these me ...

Qiao Lin, Xian Huang: Sensors for long-term and continuous monitoring of biochemicals. THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, Baker Botts L, July 26, 2016: US09400233 (27 worldwide citation)

The disclosed subject matter relates to a sensor or system for monitoring a target analyte by using a polymer solution that is capable of binding to the analyte. The sensor of the disclosed subject matter includes a viscosity-based sensor or a permittivity-based sensor. The viscosity-based sensor co ...