Xikun Wang, Anchuan Wang, Nitin K Ingle, Dmitry Lubomirsky: Selective titanium nitride removal. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, March 28, 2017: US09607856 (25 worldwide citation)

Methods are described herein for selectively etching titanium nitride relative to dielectric films, which may include, for example, alternative metals and metal oxides lacking in titanium and/or silicon-containing films (e.g. silicon oxide, silicon carbon nitride and low-K dielectric films). The met ...

Alistair Robert Hirst: Directional audio for virtual environments. Amazon Technologies, Thorpe North & Western, March 28, 2017: US09609383 (24 worldwide citation)

Technology is described for providing audio for digital content. The digital content may be provided to a plurality of devices. Each device may be associated with a profile. At least one group of profiles may be identified from the plurality of devices that share an affiliation. The group of profile ...

Swaminathan Sivasubramanian, David R Richardson, Christopher L Scofield, Bradley E Marshall: Request routing using network computing components. Amazon Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 28, 2017: US09608957 (21 worldwide citation)

A system, method and computer-readable medium for request routing. A DNS server at a content delivery network service provider obtains a DNS query corresponding to a resource requested from a client computing device and associated with a first resource identifier. The first resource identifier inclu ...

Katsumi Arai, Masayuki Nishikata, Masakazu Kobayashi, Fumiki Yamada, Hiroshi Akimoto: Waterproof connector with integrated shell and contact into housing. JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS, Muncy Geissler Olds & Lowe P C, March 28, 2017: US09608359 (20 worldwide citation)

A waterproof connector is configured in such a manner that the waterproof properties between a housing and electrically conductive members, such as a shell and contacts, are improved. This waterproof connector includes a housing having an insulating resin and at least one electrically conductive mem ...

Alan Meier Truesdale, David Spencer Ewens, Sidharth Abrol: Wash timing based on turbine operating parameters. General Electric Company, Fletcher Yoder P C, March 28, 2017: US09605559 (16 worldwide citation)

A system may include a memory storing a turbomachinery degradation model configured to model degradation of a turbine system over time. Further, the system may include a controller communicatively coupled to the memory, which derives a turbomachinery wash timing based on at least one input signal fr ...

Satoko Shitagaki, Satoshi Seo, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Hideko Inoue, Kunihiko Suzuki: Light-emitting element. Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, Eric J Robinson, Robinson Intellectual Property Law Office P C, March 28, 2017: US09604928 (15 worldwide citation)

A light-emitting element having high external quantum efficiency is provided. A light-emitting element having a long lifetime is provided. A light-emitting element is provided which includes a light-emitting layer containing a phosphorescent compound, a first organic compound, and a second organic c ...

Brian Richman, Mark Patrick Bauer, Bernard J Michini, Alan Jay Poole: Unmanned aerial vehicle rooftop inspection system. UNMANNED INNOVATION, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 28, 2017: US09609288 (13 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for an unmanned aerial system inspection system. One of the methods is performed by a UAV and includes receiving, by the UAV, flight information describing a job to perform an inspection of a rooftop. A p ...

Tao Jiang, Chang Yang, Aiming Xiong, Qifeng Ye, Xintong Liu: LED tube lamp. Jiaxing Super Lighting Electric Appliance, Muir Patent Law PLLC, March 28, 2017: US09609711 (13 worldwide citation)

A light-emitting diode (LED) tube lamp comprises a lamp tube, a first rectifying circuit, a filtering circuit and an LED driving module. The lamp tube has a first pin and a second pin for receiving an external driving signal. The first rectifying circuit is coupled to the first and second pins, for ...

Justin D Call, Subramanian Varadarajan, Xiaochan Huang, Xiaoming Zhou, Marc R Hansen: Detecting the introduction of alien content. J Johnson, March 28, 2017: US09609006 (12 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented method for identifying abnormal computer behavior includes receiving, at a computer server subsystem, data that characterizes subsets of particular document object models for web pages rendered by particular client computers; identifying clusters from the data that characteriz ...

Karl Deisseroth, Feng Zhang, Viviana Gradinaru: Light-sensitive ion-passing molecules. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Bozicevic Field & Francis, Paula A Borden, March 28, 2017: US09604073 (9 worldwide citation)

The invention provides polynucleotides and methods for expressing light-activated proteins in animal cells and altering an action potential of the cells by optical stimulation. The invention also provides animal cells and non-human animals comprising cells expressing the light-activated proteins.