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Erik Van Horn, Sean Philip Kearney, Patrick Anthony Giordano, Timothy Good, Chandler Dickinson, Ka Man Au, David Wilz Sr, John A Furlong, Benjamin Hejl, Joseph A Walczyk, Larry Coyle, James Rosetti, Thomas Haggerty: Multifunction point of sale system. Hand Held Products, Additon Higgins & Pendleton P A, August 9, 2016: US09412242 (128 worldwide citation)

A point of sale system capable of operating in an indicia-reading mode or a verification mode is disclosed. In the indicia-reading mode, the point of sale system configures its illumination, imaging, and processing to read indicia as part of a normal checkout process. If triggered by a user or by an ...


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Victor M Zinevich: Passive time domain reflectometer for HFC network. ARCOM DIGITAL, Lawrence P Trapani Esq, August 9, 2016: US09414126 (87 worldwide citation)

Detecting a linear impairment in a cable under test by using a random signal transmitted down the cable. The impairment causes a reflected signal to be combined with the random signal. The combined signal extends over a plurality of sub-bands. A method and apparatus perform the steps of: (a) receivi ...


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Bahman Khoshnood, William J Dodds, Camilo Delgado, Eugene Bright, David Ocasio: Wireless transmission synchronization using a power line signal. Thomas & Betts International, Taft Stettinius & Hollister, August 9, 2016: US09413519 (72 worldwide citation)

A gateway may be configured to synchronize transmissions of a plurality of faulted circuit indicators (FCIs). The gateway may determine a time delay from a zero crossing of a power line signal and obtain network information from the at least one FCI from the plurality of FCIs. The gateway may identi ...


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Kiyotaka Kawashima: Device alignment in inductive power transfer systems. QUALCOMM INCORPORATED, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 9, 2016: US09409490 (61 worldwide citation)

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for wireless power transfer and particularly wireless power transfer to remote systems such as electric vehicles. In one aspect, a wireless power receiver includes a first inductive element configured to receive wireless charging power from a t ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV: Robotically powered surgical device with manually-actuatable reversing system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 9, 2016: US09408606 (58 worldwide citation)

A surgical tool for use with a robotic system that includes a tool drive assembly that is operatively coupled to a control unit of the robotic system that is operable by inputs from an operator and is configured to robotically-generate output motions. A drive system is configured to interface with a ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan: Surgical instrument comprising a firing system including a compliant portion. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 9, 2016: US09408604 (56 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument can comprise a first jaw, a second jaw, and a firing system configured to be advanced relative to the first jaw and the second jaw. The firing system can comprise a firing member including a first portion configured to engage the first jaw and a second portion configured to eng ...


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James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Patrick Myall, Krista Hunter: Low temperature electronic vaporization device and methods. PAX Labs, Shay Glenn, August 9, 2016: US09408416 (46 worldwide citation)

Low temperature electronic vaporization devices and method are described herein for emulating smoking wherein the devices generate an aerosol for inhalation by a subject by heating a viscous material that can have a tactile response in the mouth or respiratory tract.


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John L Meier, Kent L English, Arun Ayyagari, Guijun Wang: QOS provisioning in a network having dynamic link states. The Boeing Company, Miller Matthias & Hull, August 9, 2016: US09413546 (44 worldwide citation)

A network node for a network having dynamic link states includes a processing unit and computer-readable memory for causing the processing unit to monitor a link state of the network; perform QoS provisioning and make appropriate updates to the QoS provisioning based on changes in the link state and ...


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Ming Gong, Jin Dai, Hao Cui, Xiaodong Wang, Han Huang, Jun Wu, Wei Fan, Ning Ma, Xinhua Rong, Xingsen Lin: Authentication systems and methods for generating flight regulations. SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, August 9, 2016: US09412278 (43 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for UAV safety are provided. An authentication system may be used to confirm UAV and/or user identity and provide secured communications between users and UAVs. The UAVs may operate in accordance with a set of flight regulations. The set of flight regulations may be associated wi ...


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Xikun Wang, Ching Mei Hsu, Nitin K Ingle, Zihui Li, Anchuan Wang: Dry-etch for selective tungsten removal. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, August 9, 2016: US09412608 (39 worldwide citation)

Methods of selectively etching tungsten relative to silicon-containing films (e.g. silicon oxide, silicon carbon nitride and (poly)silicon) as well as tungsten oxide are described. The methods include a remote plasma etch formed from a fluorine-containing precursor and/or hydrogen (H2). Plasma efflu ...