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John N Border: Eye imaging in head worn computing. Osterhout Group, GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates, December 27, 2016: US09529192 (16 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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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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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 (7 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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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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Jaroslaw T Malkowski: Surgical clip applier. Covidien, December 27, 2016: US09526501 (6 worldwide citation)

Surgical clip appliers are provided and include a housing; at least one handle pivotably connected to the housing; a channel assembly extending distally from the housing; a clip carrier disposed within the channel assembly and defining a channel and a plurality of windows therein; and a plurality of ...


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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 (5 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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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 (5 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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Ravi Shankar, Olivier Leneel: Flexible smart glove. STMicroelectronics, Seed Intellectual Property Law Group, December 27, 2016: US09529433 (5 worldwide citation)

A flexible smart glove detects fine hand and finger motions while permitting the wearer to make hand gestures with dexterity. The flexible smart glove has a thickness of less than about 100 μm and incorporates capacitive micro-sensors positioned at finger joint locations. The micro-sensors are thin ...



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