Michael G Robinson, Graham John Woodgate, Jonathan Harrold: Directional flat illuminators. RealD, Neil G J Mothew, Penny L Lowry, December 13, 2016: US09519153 (6 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an optical valve or light valve for providing large area collimated illumination from localized light sources, and system and method thereof for 2D, 3D, and/or autosteroscopic displays. An optical valve may include a stepped structure, in which the steps include separated extraction fea ...

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.

Ashok Bhandari, Dinesh V Patel, Genet Zemede, Larry C Mattheakis, David Liu: A4B7 peptide monomer and dimer antagonists. Cooley, December 13, 2016: US09518091 (5 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to peptide dimer compounds and peptide monomer compounds that potently inhibit binding of α4β7 to the mucosal addressin cell adhesion molecule (MAdCAM) in vivo, possess high selectivity against α4β1 binding, and have high stability under gastrointestinal conditions.

Derek Djeu: Vacuum seeder. QuickPatents, Kevin Prince, December 13, 2016: US09516804 (5 worldwide citation)

A vacuum seeder for dispersing seeds at regular intervals into a seeding mechanism includes a pipe having first and second ends, at least one circumferential row of apertures therethrough, the pipe being rotatably mounted to a frame that moves along the ground. A vacuum mechanism is fixed with the s ...

Kazuya Hirata, Kunimitsu Takahashi, Yoko Nishino: Wafer producing method. DISCO CORPORATION, Greer Burns & Crain, December 13, 2016: US09517530 (5 worldwide citation)

A hexagonal single crystal wafer is produced from a hexagonal single crystal ingot. A separation start point is formed by setting a focal point of a laser beam inside the ingot at a predetermined depth from the upper surface of the ingot, which depth corresponds to the thickness of the wafer to be p ...

Timothy David Kentley, Rachad Youssef Gamara, Sagar Behere: Internal safety systems for robotic vehicles. Zoox, Lee & Hayes PLLC, December 13, 2016: US09517767 (5 worldwide citation)

Systems, apparatus and methods implemented in algorithms, hardware, software, firmware, logic, or circuitry may be configured to process data and sensory input to determine whether an object external to an autonomous vehicle (e.g., another vehicle, a pedestrian, road debris, a bicyclist, etc.) may b ...

R Marie Tieck, Jacob E Pananen, Afshin Bazargan, Juan M Alderete Jr: Smart connection interface. MEDTRONIC MINIMED, Foley & Lardner, December 13, 2016: US09517299 (5 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for a connection interface between a reservoir or syringe, infusion set tubing, and an infusion pump is provided. The reservoir, a base and a cap are connected to form an integrated unit that is capable of being inserted and secured in an infusion pump housing. The cap and the ...

Andrew G Bomstad, Thomas J Petersen, Joseph A Schulz, Gregory T Johnson, Mark F Gerrits: Methods and apparatuses for controlling a manufacturing line used to convert a paper web into paper products by reading marks on the paper web. Georgia Pacific Consumer Products, Laura L Bozek, December 13, 2016: US09518362 (5 worldwide citation)

A system for producing a paper product. The system includes a paper machine, an analysis tool, and a converting line. The paper machine forms a paper web having a plurality of sections, inspects the paper web to identify properties, and marks the paper web with a plurality of marks, at least one mar ...

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 ...

Stilian Ivanov Pandev, Alexander Kuznetsov, Gregory R Brady, Andrei V Shchegrov, Noam Sapiens, John J Hench: Compressive sensing for metrology. KLA Tencor Corporation, Kwan & Olynick, December 13, 2016: US09518916 (5 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are apparatus and methods for determining a structure or process parameter value of a target of interest on a semiconductor wafer. A plurality of collection patterns are defined for a spatial light beam controller positioned at a pupil image plane of a metrology tool. For each collection p ...

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