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 (114 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 (34 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 (29 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 ...

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 (26 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 ...

Assaf Natanzon, Eran Weiss: Cloud snapshots. EMC IP Holding Company, Krishnendu Gupta, Joseph J D Angelo, February 7, 2017: US09563517 (25 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 ...

Jingchun Zhang, Hanshen Zhang: Silicon-selective removal. Applied Materials, Patterson & Sheridan, February 7, 2017: US09564338 (22 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 ...

Jon Henri, Dennis M Hausmann, Bart J van Schravendijk, Shane Tang, Karl F Leeser: Selective inhibition in atomic layer deposition of silicon-containing films. Lam Research Corporation, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, February 7, 2017: US09564312 (19 worldwide citation)

Methods of selectively inhibiting deposition of silicon-containing films deposited by atomic layer deposition are provided. Selective inhibition involves exposure of an adsorbed layer of a silicon-containing precursor to a hydrogen-containing inhibitor, and in some instances, prior to exposure of th ...

Vikram Shukla, Anand Srinivasan: Fast path evaluation of Boolean predicates. Oracle International Corporation, Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, February 7, 2017: US09563663 (19 worldwide citation)

Techniques for managing fast path evaluation of Boolean predicates are provided. In some examples, the fast path evaluation may be based at least in part on received queries and/or query statements associated with a database and/or streaming data. In some examples, a first instruction for enabling e ...

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 (18 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 ...

Massi Joe E Kiani: Universal medical system. MASIMO CORPORATION, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 7, 2017: US09560996 (17 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.