Frederick E Shelton IV, Emily A Schellin: Closure indicator systems for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 20, 2016: US09445813 (20 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument system can comprise a surgical instrument and an end effector, wherein the end effector can comprise a distal end, a proximal connection portion configured to attach the end effector to the surgical instrument, a first jaw, and a second jaw movable relative to the first jaw, wh ...

Michael A Leabman, Gregory Scott Brewer: Antenna arrangement for pocket-forming. Energous Corporation, Eric L Sophir, Dentons US, September 20, 2016: US09450449 (17 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure describes a plurality of antenna arrangements that may be suitable for wireless power transmission based on single or multiple pocket-forming. Single or multiple pocket-forming may include one transmitter and at least one or more receivers, being the transmitter the source of ...

Anchuan Wang, Xinglong Chen, Zihui Li, Hiroshi Hamana, Zhijun Chen, Ching Mei Hsu, Jiayin Huang, Nitin K Ingle, Dmitry Lubomirsky, Shankar Venkataraman, Randhir Thakur: Processing systems and methods for halide scavenging. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, September 20, 2016: US09449850 (14 worldwide citation)

Systems, chambers, and processes are provided for controlling process defects caused by moisture contamination. The systems may provide configurations for chambers to perform multiple operations in a vacuum or controlled environment. The chambers may include configurations to provide additional proc ...

Jie Liu, Vinod R Purayath, Xikun Wang, Anchuan Wang, Nitin K Ingle: Vertical gate separation. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, September 20, 2016: US09449846 (14 worldwide citation)

Methods of selectively etching tungsten from the surface of a patterned substrate are described. The methods electrically separate vertically arranged tungsten slabs from one another as needed. The vertically arranged tungsten slabs may form the walls of a trench during manufacture of a vertical fla ...

Jie Liu, Jingchun Zhang, Anchuan Wang, Nitin K Ingle, Seung Park, Zhijun Chen, Ching Mei Hsu: Selective titanium nitride etching. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, September 20, 2016: US09449845 (14 worldwide citation)

Methods of etching exposed titanium nitride with respect to other materials on patterned heterogeneous structures are described, and may include a remote plasma etch formed from a fluorine-containing precursor. Precursor combinations including plasma effluents from the remote plasma are flowed into ...

Gerald I Brecher, John C Meade, Niall Deloughery, James H Bleck: Needle for suturing instrument. ENDOEVOLUTION, Brian R Pollack, Day Pitney, September 20, 2016: US09445807 (13 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and a method for surgical suturing with thread management is provided. An apparatus for tissue suturing includes a cartridge with a suturing needle that includes a pointed end and a blunt end, the suturing needle capable of rotating about an axis; a pusher assembly including a cartridge ...

Eiichiro Shiba: Method for performing uniform processing in gas system-sharing multiple reaction chambers. ASM IP Holding, Snell & Wilmer, September 20, 2016: US09447498 (11 worldwide citation)

A method for performing uniform processing in multiple reaction chambers includes (a) conducting a cycle constituted by steps in each reaction chamber according to the order of the reaction chambers at which the steps are conducted; and then (b) conducting the steps in each reaction chamber after ch ...

Nitin Bahadur, Kenneth E Gray: Software defined network controller. Juniper Networks, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, September 20, 2016: US09450817 (11 worldwide citation)

An extensible software defined network (SDN) controller is described that provides an application-aware framework that enable a variety of different user applications to communicate with the controller and that allows the controller to automatically configure devices in a network based on the needs ...

Jonathan A Barney, Denise C Weston: Interactive gaming toy. MQ Gaming, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, September 20, 2016: US09446319 (10 worldwide citation)

An interactive gaming toy is provided for playing a game having both physical and virtual gameplay elements. The gaming toy comprises a physical toy, such as a toy wand, doll or action figure, having an RFID tag pre-programmed with a unique identifier that identifies the toy within an associated com ...

John N Border, John D Haddick: See-through computer display systems. Osterhout Group, GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates, September 20, 2016: US09448409 (10 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the present invention relate to providing see-through computer display optics.

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