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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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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