Oleg Pogorelik, Adi Shaliv, Justin Lipman, Shahar Porat: Methods and systems for optimizing location-based wireless charging. Intel IP Corportation, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, February 7, 2017: US09564773 (134 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for optimizing wireless charging are provided. The method may include identifying, by a charging controller, charging apparatus location information associated with a wireless charging apparatus configured to direct charging beams, and identifying, by the charging controller, an ...

Scott T Becker: Cell circuit and layout with linear finfet structures. Tela Innovations, Martine Penilla Group, February 7, 2017: US09563733 (44 worldwide citation)

A cell circuit and corresponding layout is disclosed to include linear-shaped diffusion fins defined to extend over a substrate in a first direction so as to extend parallel to each other. Each of the linear-shaped diffusion fins is defined to project upward from the substrate along their extent in ...

Satoru Kobayashi, Soonam Park, Dmitry Lubomirsky, Hideo Sugai: Radial waveguide systems and methods for post-match control of microwaves. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, February 7, 2017: US09564296 (33 worldwide citation)

A system provides post-match control of microwaves in a radial waveguide. The system includes the radial waveguide, and a signal generator that provides first and second microwave signals that have a common frequency. The signal generator adjusts a phase offset between the first and second signals i ...

Assaf Natanzon, Eran Weiss: Cloud snapshots. EMC IP Holding Company, Krishnendu Gupta, Joseph J D Angelo, February 7, 2017: US09563517 (31 worldwide citation)

A computer implemented method, system, and program product for creating snapshots instructions at a replication site, the method comprising determining the differences between a first snapshot at a first time of a LUN and a second snapshot at a second time of the LUN, determining the differences bet ...

Massi Joe E Kiani: Universal medical system. MASIMO CORPORATION, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 7, 2017: US09560996 (28 worldwide citation)

A system for operating third party proprietary software on a medical monitoring device operating native proprietary software and a system for obtaining compatible third party proprietary software for operation on the monitoring device.

Jingchun Zhang, Hanshen Zhang: Silicon-selective removal. Applied Materials, Patterson & Sheridan, February 7, 2017: US09564338 (27 worldwide citation)

A method of etching exposed silicon on patterned heterogeneous structures is described and includes a gas phase etch using plasma effluents formed in a remote plasma. The remote plasma excites a fluorine-containing precursor. Plasma effluents within the remote plasma are flowed into a substrate proc ...

Ammar Al Ali, Walter M Weber, Ryan Timothy McHale: System and method for monitoring the life of a physiological sensor. MASIMO CORPORATION, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 7, 2017: US09560998 (27 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the present disclosure include a sensor configured to store in memory indications of sensor use information and formulas or indications of formulas for determining the useful life of a sensor from the indications of sensor use information. A monitor connected to the sensor monitors sensor ...

Mahmoud Bahy Noureldin: Energy efficient apparatus employing energy efficient process schemes providing enhanced integration of gasification-based multi-generation and hydrocarbon refining facilities and related methods. Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Bracewell, Constance G Rhebergen, Christopher L Drymalla, February 7, 2017: US09562201 (27 worldwide citation)

Energy-efficient gasification-based multi-generation apparatus, facilities, or systems, and methods of modifying existing gasification-based multi-generation apparatus and the various conventional thermal coupling arrangements, are provided. Apparatus for managing waste heat recovery through integra ...

Nathan L Tofte, Brian N Harvey: Feedback to facilitate control of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, February 7, 2017: US09563201 (25 worldwide citation)

Various techniques are described to facilitate controlling an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and viewing feedback received from a UAV. A graphical user interface (GUI) is provided that allows a user to view a display window. The display window may indicate structures or portions of structures in whic ...

Bruce Stuckman, Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M Willis III: Guided-wave transmission device with diversity and methods for use therewith. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Guntin & Gust, Ed Guntin, February 7, 2017: US09564947 (22 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transmission device that includes a first coupler that guides a first electromagnetic wave to a first junction to form a second electromagnetic wave that is guided to propagate along the outer surface of the transmission medium via one or ...