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John N Border: Eye imaging in head worn computing. Osterhout Group, GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates, December 27, 2016: US09529192 (22 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for imaging, recognizing, and tracking of a user's eye that is wearing a HWC. Aspects further relate to the processing of images reflected from the user's eye and controlling displayed content in accordance therewith.


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Kenneth P Weiss: Method and apparatus for secure access payment and identification. UNIVERSAL SECURE REGISTRY, Lando & Anastasi, December 27, 2016: US09530137 (20 worldwide citation)

According to one aspect, the invention provides a system for authenticating identities of a plurality of users. In one embodiment, the system includes a first handheld device including a wireless transceiver which is configured to transmit authentication information, a second device including a wire ...


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Scott B Rollefstad: Unmanned aircraft system (UAS) with active energy harvesting and power management. Scott B Rollefstad, Hayes Soloway P C, December 27, 2016: US09527588 (17 worldwide citation)

A method of harvesting and managing energy from air currents, by small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) having a plurality of powered and unpowered rotors, to increase the aircraft's flight time, especially where the mission requires extensive hovering and loitering, is provided. Conventional powered ...


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David T Martin, Aaron J Brickner, Daniel J Mumaw, Daniel L Geiger: Articulation control for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 27, 2016: US09526495 (16 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprises an elongate shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, and an articulating portion. An end effector is on the distal end and an actuator is on the proximal end. A rod is in the shaft having a proximal end with a cam follower, a distal end operably connected to the art ...


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Christopher T Rusin: Electric stapler device. COVIDIEN, December 27, 2016: US09526564 (16 worldwide citation)

An end effector assembly adapted to couple to an electrosurgical instrument, the end effector assembly including a plurality of spaced apart small seal plates on opposing jaw members where each seal plate forms a pair of seal plates with the corresponding seal plate on the opposing jaw member. Each ...


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Assaf Natanzon, Saar Cohen, David Black, Erin Bournival: Maintaining consistent point-in-time in asynchronous replication during virtual machine relocation. EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY, Daly Crowley Mofford & Durkee, December 27, 2016: US09529885 (11 worldwide citation)

In one aspect, a method includes pausing write I/Os for a second virtual machine running at a second site, generating a snapshot of a first virtual machine running at a first site after pausing the write I/Os for the second virtual machine, generating a bookmark for the second virtual machine, resum ...


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Nikica Maljkovic: Neck polymeric ammunition casing geometry. MAC, December 27, 2016: US09528799 (10 worldwide citation)

Ammunition casings that have optimal external cartridge dimensions for polymeric cases are provided. Polymeric ammunition cartridges and casings are presented having a neck portion of the polymeric case dimensioned for optimal fit within a firearm chamber. The polymeric ammunition casing may include ...


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Waheed Qureshi, John M McGinty, Olivier Andre, Shafaq Abdullah: Controlling mobile device access to enterprise resources. Citrix Systems, Banner & Witcoff, December 27, 2016: US09529996 (10 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed that includes components and features for enabling enterprise users to securely access enterprise resources (documents, data, application servers, etc.) using their mobile devices. An enterprise can use some or all components of the system to, for example, securely but flexibly ...