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CONRAD WAYNE ERNEST: APPAREIL DE NETTOYAGE DE SURFACES, SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS. G B D, OMACHRON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, BERESKIN & PARR S E N C R L S R L, February 21, 2017: CA2674758 (12 worldwide citation)

An upright surface cleaning apparatus comprises an anti-rotation locking mechanism that is automatically operably engaged when the upper section is moved into the storage position and is automatically operably disengaged when the upper section is moved into the floor cleaning position. In another em ...


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Jacques Duparre, Dan Lelescu, Kartik Venkataraman: Array cameras incorporating optics with modulation transfer functions greater than sensor Nyquist frequency for capture of images used in super-resolution processing. FotoNation Cayman, KPPB, February 21, 2017: US09578237 (8 worldwide citation)

A variety of optical arrangements and methods of modifying or enhancing the optical characteristics and functionality of these optical arrangements are provided. The optical arrangements being specifically designed to operate with camera arrays that incorporate an imaging device that is formed of a ...


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Mikhail Korolik, Nitin K Ingle, Jingchun Zhang, Anchuan Wang, Jie Liu: Etch suppression with germanium. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, February 21, 2017: US09576809 (8 worldwide citation)

Methods of selectively etching silicon relative to silicon germanium are described. The methods include a remote plasma etch using plasma effluents formed from a fluorine-containing precursor and a hydrogen-containing precursor. Plasma effluents from the remote plasma are flowed into a substrate pro ...


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Gabriel Molina: Systems and methods for reducing motion blur in images or video in ultra low light with array cameras. FotoNation Cayman, KPPB, February 21, 2017: US09578259 (8 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for reducing motion blur in images or video in ultra low light with array cameras in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for synthesizing an image from multiple images captured using an array camera includes capturing image data ...


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Curtis Davis, Manju Hegde, Wayne E Stark, John Lovberg: Vehicular radar sensing system utilizing high rate true random number generator. UHNDER, Gardner Linn Burkhart & Flory, February 21, 2017: US09575160 (7 worldwide citation)

A radar sensing system for a vehicle includes transmit and receive pipelines. The transmit pipeline includes transmitters able to transmit radio signals. The receive pipeline includes receivers able to receive signals. The received signals are transmitted signals that are reflected from an object. T ...


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Anthony Macciola, Jan W Amtrup: Systems, methods and computer program products for determining document validity. Kofax, Zilka Kotab PC, February 21, 2017: US09576272 (6 worldwide citation)

In one approach, a method includes: capturing an image of a document using a camera of a mobile device; performing optical character recognition (OCR) on the image of the document; extracting data of interest from the image based at least in part on the OCR; and validating the extracted data of inte ...


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Lyle W Paczkowski, Amar N Ray, James P Sisul: Trusted signaling in 3GPP interfaces in a network function virtualization wireless communication system. Sprint Communications Company, February 21, 2017: US09578664 (6 worldwide citation)

A method for providing a trusted communication link in a wireless network. A mobility management entity (MME) interface of a MME virtualized network function (VNF) receives a trusted communication request. A MME interface trustlet is allocated to execute in a trusted security zone of compute resourc ...


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David E Fletcher, Brian M Graichen, Matthew C Gilmer, James H Miller: Solenoid-powered gate valve. DAYCO IP HOLDINGS, Thompson Hine, February 21, 2017: US09574677 (5 worldwide citation)

A solenoid-powered gate valve that provides a reliable, high quality seal with a reduced operating force requirement. The valve includes a solenoid coil and armature connected to a valve mechanism, with the valve mechanism including a conduit having a connection opening, an oppositely-disposed pocke ...


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Ralph F Osterhout, John D Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, John N Border, Nima L Shams: Content presentation in head worn computing. Osterhout Group, GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates, February 21, 2017: US09575321 (5 worldwide citation)

A method includes receiving a personally selected geo-spatial location from a sender of digital content for the presentation of the digital content in a recipient's head-worn see-through display, and presenting, based on data indicative that the user is near the geospatial location, the digital cont ...


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