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Oz Cabiri, Reuven Y Filman, Yossi Bar El: Apparatuses for securing components of a drug delivery system during transport and methods of using same. MEDIMOP MEDICAL PROJECTS, Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, May 23, 2017: US09656019 (14 worldwide citation)

An assembly of a drug delivery system, comprising: a first component; a second component which is configured to move linearly with respect to the first component; and, a resistance element configured to resist linear movement during transport of the first component with respect to the second compone ...


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FORDYCE VICTOR, LOREE DWIGHT N: INSTALLATION ET METHODE DADJONCTION DAGENT DE SOUTENEMENT, PROPPANT ADDITION SYSTEM AND METHOD. GASFRAC ENERGY SERVICES, STEP ENERGY SERVICES, BENNETT JONES, May 23, 2017: CA2649203 (6 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and related method for fracturing a formation penetrated by a well is disclosed comprising a frac pressure pump, a frac fluid source, and a proppant supply source. The frac pressure pump is connected to the well. The frac fluid source is connected to supply a stream of frac fluid to the ...


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Anchuan Wang, Xinglong Chen, Zihui Li, Hiroshi Hamana, Zhijun Chen, Ching Mei Hsu, Jiayin Huang, Nitin K Ingle, Dmitry Lubomirsky, Shankar Venkataraman, Randhir Thakur: Processing systems and methods for halide scavenging. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, May 23, 2017: US09659792 (5 worldwide citation)

Systems, chambers, and processes are provided for controlling process defects caused by moisture contamination. The systems may provide configurations for chambers to perform multiple operations in a vacuum or controlled environment. The chambers may include configurations to provide additional proc ...


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Sam McLellan, Luc Pieron, Stephanie Schultz: Purchasable tournament multipliers. Afterschock Services, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, May 23, 2017: US09656174 (5 worldwide citation)

A system and method configured to enhance gameplay between users in an online game. In some implementations, the system and method include executing an instance of an online game and determining the value of a gameplay parameter for a user reflecting progress by that user within the online game. The ...


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Tae Cho, Sang Won Kang, Dongqing Yang, Raymond W Lu, Peter Hillman, Nicholas Celeste, Tien Fak Tan, Soonam Park, Dmitry Lubomirsky: Grooved insulator to reduce leakage current. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, May 23, 2017: US09659753 (5 worldwide citation)

A plasma source includes a first electrode and a second electrode having respective surfaces, and an insulator that is between and in contact with the electrodes. The electrode surfaces and the insulator surface substantially define a plasma cavity. The insulator surface defines one or more grooves ...


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Christopher J Fawcett, Jeffrey A Grant, Dennis D Belden Jr, Ronald M Marsilio, Ian R Scott: Programmable security system and method for protecting merchandise. InVue Security Products, InVue Security Products, May 23, 2017: US09659472 (4 worldwide citation)

A programmable security system and method for protecting an item of merchandise includes a programming station, a programmable key and a security system. The programming station generates a security code and communicates the security code to a memory of the programmable key. The programmable key ini ...


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Tzachi Glovinski: Zero voltage switching. Solaredge Technologies, Banner & Witcoff, May 23, 2017: US09660527 (4 worldwide citation)

A method for providing non-resonant zero-voltage switching in a switching power converter. The switching power converter converts power from input power to output power during multiple periodic switching cycles. The switching power converter includes a main switch and an auxiliary capacitor adapted ...


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Kangguo Cheng, Lawrence A Clevenger, Balasubramanian S Pranatharthiharan, John Zhang: Stacked transistors with different channel widths. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, Cantor Colburn, David Quinn, May 23, 2017: US09660028 (3 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor device includes a first gate stack arranged about a first nanowire and a second nanowire, the first nanowire is arranged above a second nanowire, the first nanowire is connected to a first source/drain region and a second source/drain region. A second gate stack is arranged about a t ...


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Hsin Hung Hsu, Chien Chen Lin, Chung Nan Pao: Electrical connector with two insertion orientations. CHIEF LAND ELECTRONIC, Li & Cai Intellectual Property, May 23, 2017: US09660399 (3 worldwide citation)

An electrical connector comprises an insulating housing, several first and second conductive terminals, an inner grounding unit, and an outer grounding unit, which are disposed on the insulating housing. The insulating housing has a first surface, an opposite second surface, and two side surfaces ar ...


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James P Chiu: Internal combustion engine utilizing two independent flow paths to a dedicated exhaust gas recirculation cylinder. SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE, Grossman Tucker et al, May 23, 2017: US09657692 (3 worldwide citation)

An exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system and corresponding method for improved combustion efficiency of an internal combustion engine having a number of cylinders, comprising one or more main cylinders connected to an intake manifold and one or more cylinders operable as a dedicated EGR cylinder(s) ...



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