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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 (20 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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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 (20 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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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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Hui Deng, Jin Wang: Image depth recovering method and stereo image fetching device thereof. ArcSoft Hanzhou, Winston Hsu, Scott Margo, May 23, 2017: US09661310 (10 worldwide citation)

By utilizing at least one pair of cameras having a user-configurable displacement, it will be more precise to determine a depth map of a resulting 3D image and smoothening the 3D image, without the expense of using expensive depth cameras.


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Sam McLellan, Luc Pieron, Stephanie Schultz: Purchasable tournament multipliers. Afterschock Services, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, May 23, 2017: US09656174 (9 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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Brian Hedeen, Tom Otteson: Auto on green laser sight. Laser Aiming Systems Corporation, Faegre Baker Daniels, May 23, 2017: US09658031 (9 worldwide citation)

A combination includes a holster and a laser gun sight that is securable to a gun. The laser gun sight includes a housing including a laser aperture sized to accommodate a laser module, a laser module disposed within the laser aperture, a circuit board including circuitry configured to operate the l ...


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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 (8 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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Philip Ryan Hilmes, Robert Ayrapetian: Multichannel acoustic echo cancellation. AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, Pierce Atwood, May 23, 2017: US09659555 (8 worldwide citation)

An echo cancellation system performs audio beamforming to separate audio input into multiple directions (e.g., target signals) and generates multiple audio outputs using two acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) circuits. A first AEC removes a playback reference signal (generated from a signal sent a lou ...


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Ronny Hadani, Salim Shlomo Rakib: Modulation and equalization in an orthonormal time-frequency shifting communications system. Cooley, May 23, 2017: US09660851 (8 worldwide citation)

A system and method of providing a modulated signal useable in a signal transmission system. The method includes transforming, perhaps with respect to both time and frequency, a data frame including a plurality of data elements into a transformed data matrix. The transformed data matrix includes a p ...


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Tzachi Glovinski: Zero voltage switching. Solaredge Technologies, Banner & Witcoff, May 23, 2017: US09660527 (8 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 ...