Oliver P King Smith, Bernardus H Smit, Peyman Hadizad: Combination touch and transducer input system and method. Wacom, Seed IP Law Group, November 15, 2016: US09495037 (73 worldwide citation)

A combination touch and transducer input system is provided, which facilitates user input into an electronic system with a finger and/or a transducer (e.g., a stylus). The system includes a transducer configured to generate an electric field, and a sensor including an array of electrodes and a contr ...

James F Corum, Kenneth L Corum, Basil F Pinzone Jr, Joseph F Pinzone: Hybrid guided surface wave communication. CPG Technologies, Thomas Horstemeyer, November 15, 2016: US09496921 (72 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is hybrid communication in which a first message from a guided surface wave probe node is embedded in a guided surface wave, and a second message from a guided surface wave receive node uses a different messaging mechanism.

Joe Britt, Shin Matsumura, Houman Forood, Scott Zimmerman, Phillip Myles, Sean Zawicki, Daisuke Kutami: Internet of things platforms, apparatuses, and methods. AFERO, Nicholson De Vos Webster & Elliott, November 15, 2016: US09497572 (70 worldwide citation)

An Internet of Things system and method are described. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: an IoT hub comprising a WAN interface to couple the IoT hub to an IoT service over the WAN, and a local communication interface to communicatively couple the IoT hub to a plurality of different ...

Indranil De, Marian Mankos, Christopher Hess, Dennis J Ciplickas: E-beam inspection apparatus and method of using the same on various integrated circuit chips. PDF Solutions, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, November 15, 2016: US09496119 (45 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses an e-beam inspection tool, and an apparatus for detecting defects. In one aspect is described an apparatus for detecting defects that includes a dual-deflection system that moves the e-beam over the integrated circuit to each of the plurality of predetermined location ...

John N Border, Joseph Bietry, John D Haddick: See-through computer display systems. Osterhout Group, GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates, November 15, 2016: US09494800 (36 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for the see-through computer display systems with a wide field of view.

Vinod R Purayath, Randhir Thakur, Shankar Venkataraman, Nitin K Ingle: Integrated bit-line airgap formation and gate stack post clean. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, November 15, 2016: US09496167 (31 worldwide citation)

Methods of forming flash memory cells are described which incorporate air gaps for improved performance. The methods are useful for so-called “2-d flat cell” flash architectures. 2-d flat cell flash memory involves a reactive ion etch to dig trenches into multi-layers containing high work function a ...

Ramy Sammy Sadek: Audio-based gesture detection. Amazon Technologies, Lee & Hayes PLLC, November 15, 2016: US09494683 (31 worldwide citation)

An audio device may be configured to detect proximity of a user hand based on analysis of audio signals captured by the audio device. For example, the audio device may be configured to perform acoustic echo cancellation based on dynamically calculated filter coefficients. The coefficients may be ana ...

David R Richardson, John Cormie, Colm MacCarthaigh, Benjamin W S Redman: Point of presence management in request routing. Amazon Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 15, 2016: US09497259 (31 worldwide citation)

A system and method for the management of client computing device DNS queries and subsequent resource requests within a content delivery network service provider domain are provided. The management of the DNS queries can include the selection of computing devices corresponding to various Point of Pr ...

Benjamin R Hollis, William Alexander Strand: Content distribution network. Amazon Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 15, 2016: US09495338 (31 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media provide content items to clients. In one implementation, a system stores data identifying a plurality of cache servers, the cache servers storing the content items for download by a plurality of clients. The system receives a request from a first one of ...

Mark Hoinkis, Hiroyuki Miyazoe, Eric Joseph: Selective sputtering for pattern transfer. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, November 15, 2016: US09493879 (30 worldwide citation)

Methods of patterning conductive layer with a mask are described. The methods include low-ion-mass sputtering of the conductive layer by accelerating (e.g. helium or hydrogen containing ions) toward a substrate which includes the patterned mask and the underlying conductive layer. The sputtering pro ...