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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 (14 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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John N Border: Eye imaging in head worn computing. Osterhout Group, GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates, December 27, 2016: US09529192 (10 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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Joshua Malone: System and method for filling containers with fluids. TINNUS ENTERPRISES, Brett A Mangrum, December 27, 2016: US09527612 (6 worldwide citation)

An example embodiment of an apparatus includes a housing with an opening at a first end and a plurality of holes at a second end, a plurality of hollow tubes attached to the plurality of holes, a plurality of containers removably attached to the hollow tubes, and a plurality of elastic fasteners, ea ...


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Mohammad R Pirjaberi, Adya S Tripathi: Firing fraction management in skip fire engine control. Tula Technology, Beyer Law Group, December 27, 2016: US09528446 (5 worldwide citation)

In various described embodiments skip fire control is used to deliver a desired engine output. A controller determines a skip fire firing fraction and (as appropriate) associated engine settings that are suitable for delivering a requested output. In one aspect, the skip fire controller is arranged ...


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Antonio Lanzavecchia, Annalisa Macagno: Human cytomegalovirus neutralizing antibodies and use thereof. Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Jane E Remillard Esq, Jeanne M DiGiorgio Esq, December 27, 2016: US09527902 (4 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to neutralizing antibodies, and antibody fragments thereof, having high potency in neutralizing hCMV, wherein said antibodies and antibody fragments are specific for one, or a combination of two or more, hCMV gene UL products. The invention also relates to immortalized B cells ...


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John H Zhang, Carl Radens, Steven J Bentley, Brian A Cohen, Kwan Yong Lim: Methods of forming vertical transistor devices with self-aligned top source/drain conductive contacts. GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Amerson Law Firm PLLC, December 27, 2016: US09530866 (4 worldwide citation)

Forming a first sidewall spacer adjacent a vertically oriented channel semiconductor structure (“VCS structure’) and adjacent a cap layer, performing at least one planarization process so as to planarize an insulating material and expose an upper surface of the cap layer and an upper surface of the ...


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Suk Yee Wong, William Carter: Routing tree enhancements based on real time performance statistics. Somos, GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates, December 27, 2016: US09531886 (4 worldwide citation)

A call path score that utilizes real time network statistics, sourced from carriers and the public domain that may be provided to LCR and SCPs to determine the net “value” of a route such that, depending on customer choice, a call completion pattern may be created. Calls may be completed optimizing ...


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Stephen S Murphy, Darryl C Galvan, Richard L Cleghorn, Grant M Martens, David S Cornelius: Golf club head. Acushnet Company, Randy K Chang, December 27, 2016: US09526956 (4 worldwide citation)

A golf club head comprising a variable thickness profile comprising a thick central portion; a transition portion; and a thin perimeter portion; wherein said transition portion surrounds said thick central portion; wherein said thin perimeter portion surrounds said transition portion; wherein said t ...



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