Oliver D Patterson, Yunsheng Song, Zhigang Song, Yongchun Xin: Voltage contrast characterization structures and methods for within chip process variation characterization. International Business Machines Corporation, Schmeiser Olsen & Watts, Steven Meyers, December 13, 2016: US09519210 (16 worldwide citation)

A method for designing, a structure, method of inspecting and a computer system for designing voltage contrast integrated circuit characterization. The design method includes selecting a design level of a mask design shapes file; selecting a region of the design level having an open region having no ...

Errol Mark Rodda, Jacques Duparré: Array cameras and array camera modules including spectral filters disposed outside of a constituent image sensor. Pelican Imaging Corporation, KPPB, December 13, 2016: US09521319 (14 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement array cameras and array camera modules that have spectral filters disposed outside of constituent image sensors. In one embodiment, an array camera module includes: a lens stack array including lens elements arranged to fo ...

Andrew Kenneth John McMahon, Kartik Venkataraman: Systems and methods for image data compression. KIP PELI P1, KPPB, December 13, 2016: US09521416 (14 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for image data compression in an array camera are disclosed. An array camera includes a processor, an array of cameras, and a compression module. The compression module is configured to receive image data from the array of pixels of a focal plane in a sequentially linear group of ...

Christophe Tricaud, Timothy C Ernst, James A Zigan: System and method for determining the net output torque from a waste heat recovery system. CUMMINS, Foley & Lardner, December 13, 2016: US09518497 (11 worldwide citation)

The disclosure provides a waste heat recovery system with a system and method for calculation of the net output torque from the waste heat recovery system. The calculation uses inputs from existing pressure and speed sensors to create a virtual pump torque sensor and a virtual expander torque sensor ...

Xikun Wang, Anchuan Wang, Nitin K Ingle: Aluminum selective etch. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, December 13, 2016: US09520303 (10 worldwide citation)

Methods of selectively etching aluminum and aluminum layers from the surface of a substrate are described. The etch selectively removes aluminum materials relative to silicon-containing films such as silicon, polysilicon, silicon oxide, silicon carbon nitride, silicon oxycarbide and/or silicon nitri ...

Nicola Diolaiti, David Q Larkin, Daniel H Gomez, Tabish Mustufa, Paul W Mohr, Paul E Lilagan: Medical robotic system providing computer generated auxiliary views of a camera instrument for controlling the position and orienting of its tip. Intuitive Surgical Operations, December 13, 2016: US09516996 (9 worldwide citation)

A medical robotic system includes an entry guide with surgical tools and a camera extending out of its distal end. To supplement the view provided by an image captured by the camera, an auxiliary view including articulatable arms of the surgical tools and/or camera is generated from sensed or otherw ...

Aiming Xiong, Xintong Liu: LED tube lamp having mode switching circuit. JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO LTI, Muir Patent Law PLLC, December 13, 2016: US09521718 (7 worldwide citation)

The LED tube lamp includes a lamp tube configured to receive an external driving signal; a rectifying circuit configured to rectify the external driving signal to produce a rectified signal; a filtering circuit coupled to the rectifying circuit, and configured to filter the rectified signal to produ ...

Leidong Mao, Taotao Zhu, Mark A Eiteman: Devices and methods for separating particles. University of Georgia Research Foundation, Thomas Horstemeyer, December 13, 2016: US09517474 (7 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for devices, methods for separating particles, and the like. In general, embodiments of the present disclosure include non-uniform magnetic field-assisted processes and devices for the separation of particles (e.g., cells) within a magnetic fluid. Under ...

Tatyana Dyakonov, Sunil Agnihotri, Aqeel A Fatmi: Fumarate ester pharmaceutical compositions. Banner Life Sciences, Brinks Gilson & Lione, December 13, 2016: US09517209 (5 worldwide citation)

Described herein are pharmaceutical compositions comprising fumarate esters, methods for making the same, and methods for treating subjects in need thereof. In particular, oral pharmaceutical compositions comprising fumarate esters are described.

John Lesmeister: Bathtub drain stopper assembly and screen. John Lesmeister, Charles Siegerdt, Michael P Mazza, December 13, 2016: US09518383 (5 worldwide citation)

A drain stopper assembly for a bathtub having a drain aperture, and a method for using the assembly. A guide rod may be slid within a guide slide, allowing a gasket to be sealed or unsealed against the drain aperture. Magnets or, alternatively, a spring-loaded mechanism, may be used to facilitate se ...

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