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Michael Sleator: Speaker localization by means of tactile input. Google, Morris & Kamlay, October 18, 2016: US09472201 (49 worldwide citation)

A system can receive a gesture from a user and configure a microphone system based on the received gesture to be more sensitive in the direction of a user from a device. The gesture can detected by a sensor and can be a touch input, input from a camera and a depth sensor and the like. The microphone ...


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Jingchun Zhang, Hanshen Zhang: Procedure for etch rate consistency. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, October 18, 2016: US09472412 (33 worldwide citation)

Methods of conditioning interior processing chamber walls of an etch chamber are described. A fluorine-containing precursor may be remotely or locally excited in a plasma to treat the interior chamber walls periodically on a preventative maintenance schedule. The treated walls promote an even etch r ...


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Nitin K Ingle, Jessica Sevanne Kachian, Lin Xu, Soonam Park, Xikun Wang, Jeffrey W Anthis: Plasma-free metal etch. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, October 18, 2016: US09472417 (33 worldwide citation)

Methods of selectively etching metal-containing materials from the surface of a substrate are described. The etch selectively removes metal-containing materials relative to silicon-containing films such as silicon, polysilicon, silicon oxide, silicon germanium, silicon carbide, silicon carbon nitrid ...


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Michael George Langlois, Daniel Tobias Rydenhag, Margaret Elizabeth Kuo, Daniel Johansson: Electronic device and method of displaying information in response to a gesture. BlackBerry, Fish & Richardson P C, October 18, 2016: US09471145 (27 worldwide citation)

A method includes displaying, on a display of an electronic device, first information and detecting a gesture on the touch-sensitive display, which gesture indicates a request to display an inbox associated with a plurality of applications. In response to detecting the gesture, when a message is rec ...


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Jieyi Long, Mitchell C Liu: Methods and systems for game video recording and virtual reality replay. Sliver VR Technologies, American Patent Agency PC, Daniar Hussain, Xiaomeng Shi, October 18, 2016: US09473758 (23 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for processing computer game videos for virtual reality replay are disclosed. The method, when executed by a processor, comprises first receiving a video recorded using a virtual camera array during a game play of a source computer game. Next, upscaling the received video to a hi ...


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Robert Ayrapetian, Arnaud Jean Louis Charton, Yuwen Su: Clock synchronization for multichannel system. AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, Seyfarth Shaw, Ilan N Barzilay, David A Klein, October 18, 2016: US09472203 (19 worldwide citation)

An acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) system that detects and compensates for differences in sample rates between the AEC system and a set of wireless speakers based on a search-based trial-and-error technique. The system individually determines a frequency offset for each microphone-speaker pair usin ...


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Timothy Allen Wagner, Dylan Chandler Thomas, Ajay Nair: Security protocols for low latency execution of program code. Amazon Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 18, 2016: US09471775 (18 worldwide citation)

A system for providing security mechanisms for secure execution of program code is described. The system may be configured to maintain a plurality of virtual machine instances. The system may be further configured to receive a request to execute a program code and allocate computing resources for ex ...


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Luc Pieron: System and method for providing dynamic and static contest prize allocation based on in-game achievement of a user. KABAM, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, October 18, 2016: US09468851 (14 worldwide citation)

One aspect of the disclosure relates to providing dynamic and static contest prize allocation based on in-game achievement of a user in an online game in order to encourage players to continue to purchase items to improve their tournament metrics even if they may be unable to improve their tournamen ...


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Scott Kendyl Stanley, Jun You, Emily Charlotte Boswell, Lee Mathew Arent, Kenneth Stephen McGuire: Flexible materials for flexible containers. The Procter & Gamble Company, Charles R Ware, October 18, 2016: US09469088 (14 worldwide citation)

A flexible material for a flexible container can include a first laminate and a second laminate joined to at least a portion of the first laminate by at least one seal. The first laminate can include a first gas barrier layer disposed between first and second sealable layers, wherein the first and s ...


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Wayne P Schammel, Julian Wolfenbarger, Milind Ajinkya, Jon McCarty, Joel M Cizeron, Sam Weinberger, Justin Dwight Edwards, Dave Sheridan, Erik C Scher, Jarod McCormick, Fabio R Zurcher, Alex Tkachenko, Joel Gamoras, Dmitry Karshtedt, Greg Nyce: Oxidative coupling of methane systems and methods. Siluria Technologies, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, October 18, 2016: US09469577 (13 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods conducive to the formation of one or more alkene hydrocarbons using a methane source and an oxidant in an oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) reaction are provided. One or more vessels each containing one or more catalyst beds containing one or more catalysts each having similar ...