John F Wadsworth: Overlay applicator and method of using the same. BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, May 30, 2017: US09662860 (29 worldwide citation)

An overlay applicator that includes an overlay layer. The overlay layer includes a top side and a bottom side. The bottom side includes an adhesive configured to adhere the overlay layer to a screen of an electronic device. The overlay applicator also includes an adhesive release liner. The adhesive ...

Tuanfang Liu: Electronic cigarette. Matthias Scholl PC, Matthias Scholl, May 30, 2017: US09661878 (18 worldwide citation)

An electronic cigarette, including a mouthpiece assembly, a glass housing, a fixed seat, an atomization assembly, and a gas flow control assembly. The mouthpiece assembly employs a metal material and is connected to the fixed seat using a plug-type interference fit. The fixed seat is connected to th ...

Assaf Natanzon, Kirill Shoikhet, Anestis Panidis, Ido Halevi: Tiering data between two deduplication devices. EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY, Daly Crowley Mofford & Durkee, May 30, 2017: US09665305 (16 worldwide citation)

In one aspect, a method includes moving metadata from a memory of a first deduplication device to a disk of the first deduplication device, moving the data related to the metadata or portions of the data to a second deduplication device, deleting the data from the first deduplication device and addi ...

Charles Schwester: Product package and related method. Thomas L Adams, May 30, 2017: US09663266 (15 worldwide citation)

A package has a tray slidably mounted in a carton. The carton has a front access port and at least one catch. The tray has a pair of stops positioned to successively engage at least one catch in order to restrict outward movement of the tray. The tray can be positioned with the pair of stops located ...

Randy J Koval: Conductors having a variable concentration of germanium for governing removal rates of the conductor during control gate formation. Micron Technology, Dicke Billig & Czaja PLLC, May 30, 2017: US09666449 (15 worldwide citation)

An embodiment of a method of forming a control gate includes forming a conductor having a concentration of germanium that varies with a thickness of the conductor, and removing portions of the conductor at a variable rate that is governed, at least in part, by the concentration of the germanium.

Harm Cronie, Amin Shokrollahi: Error control coding for orthogonal differential vector signaling. ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE, Invention Mine, May 30, 2017: US09667379 (15 worldwide citation)

Using a transformation based, at least in part, on a non-simple orthogonal matrix, data may be transmitted over a data bus in a manner that is resilient to one or more types of signal noise, that does not require a common reference at the transmission and acquisition points, and/or that has a pin-ef ...

Patrick Ryan Dingle, Matthew David Verminski, Peter K Mansfield, Andrew Stubbs, Sean Hugh Breheny, Peter R Wurman: Mobile drive unit charging. Amazon Technologies, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 30, 2017: US09663296 (14 worldwide citation)

Some examples include charging an onboard power source of a mobile drive unit (MDU) of an inventory system while the MDU is operating in the inventory system, rather than removing the MDU from service for recharging. As an example, the MDU may receive instructions to retrieve an inventory holder, an ...

Peter R Wurman, Jeremiah David Brazeau, Pardeep Singh Farwaha, Ryan Alexander Holt, Joseph W Durham, John Joseph Enright, Alex Glazkov, Jared Brian Holcomb: Re-arrange stored inventory holders. Amazon Technologies, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, May 30, 2017: US09663295 (14 worldwide citation)

Inventory holders in an inventory system can be moved among differing storage positions. The moves can be performed by mobile drive units not otherwise transporting inventory holders directly to or from inventory stations. A free mobile drive unit can move an inventory holder not likely to be useful ...

Christian Boo: Building panel with a mechanical locking system. VALINGE INNOVATION, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P C, May 30, 2017: US09663940 (14 worldwide citation)

Building panels 1, 1′ provided with a mechanical locking system including a tongue 30, at an edge of a first panel 1, cooperating with a tongue groove 20, at an edge of an adjacent second panel 1′, for vertical locking of the building panels. The edge of the first panel is provided with a displaceme ...

Peter R Wurman, Michael C Mountz: Replenishing a retail facility. Amazon Technologies, Baker Botts L, May 30, 2017: US09663293 (14 worldwide citation)

A system includes storage shelves and display shelves at a retail facility. The system also includes a management module operable to determine to replenish a display shelf with an inventory item stored by a storage shelf. The management module is also operable to coordinate movement of mobile drive ...