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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...