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JONES ERIC, SUTCLIFFE CHRISTOPHER J, STAMP ROBIN: STRUCTURE POREUSE PRODUITE PAR LASER, LASER-PRODUCED POROUS STRUCTURE. HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL, HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL, GOUDREAU GAGE DUBUC, June 6, 2017: CA2860188 (28 worldwide citation)

A three-dimensional porous structure is produced. A first layer of metal powder is deposited and scanned with a beam to form a portion of a plurality of predetermined unit cells. At least one additional layer of metal powder is deposited onto a previous layer and a beam is repeatedly scanned for at ...


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Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh: E-cigarette personal vaporizer. BEYOND TWENTY, Saul Ewing, June 6, 2017: US09668522 (24 worldwide citation)

A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette PV which is operable to re-fill the PV with e-liquid if the PV is inserted, fully or in part, into the case, while maintaining the PV whole and intact.


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Ole Petter Skaaksrud, Terence Hollahan, Steven Benton: Proximity node location using a wireless node network. FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, Withers & Keys, June 6, 2017: US09674812 (20 worldwide citation)

Methods, media, apparatus, and systems are described for improved and enhanced node location determination related to one of a plurality of nodes in a wireless node network. A first and second other node in the network are instructed to detect any message broadcast from the one node over a period of ...


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Arvindh Krishnaswamy, Charles P Clark, Sarmad Malik: Robust speech recognition in the presence of echo and noise using multiple signals for discrimination. Apple, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, June 6, 2017: US09672821 (16 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for speech recognition system having a speech processor that is trained to recognize speech by considering (1) a raw microphone signal that includes an echo signal and (2) different types of echo information signals from an echo cancellation system (and optionally different types ...


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Joel Armstrong Muntner: Passive proximity detection. Apple, Zachary D Hadd, June 6, 2017: US09674625 (16 worldwide citation)

Techniques and devices are disclosed for utilizing passively received audio signals to determine proximity of devices to other objects. In one embodiment, a method of passive proximity detection is provided that includes sensing a first sound wave using a first audio transducer and generating a firs ...


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Alexander Jacobus Maria Van der Velden: Touch-enabled complex data entry. Dassault Systemes Simulia, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, June 6, 2017: US09671943 (15 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented method for touch input via a multi-touch surface includes displaying an input widget via the multi-touch surface, wherein the input widget includes at least one control field and at least one element bar. A finger contact is detected along the multi-touch surface and substanti ...


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Christopher S Tucker, Geoffrey B Jordan, Barry S Smith, Ali A Rostami: Electronic cigarette. Altria Client Services, Harness Dickey & Pierce, June 6, 2017: US09668523 (12 worldwide citation)

A device includes a casing extending in a longitudinal direction, a vaporizer configured to generate, a vapor, a mouth-end insert at an end of the casing, and a power supply configured to supply power to the vaporizer. The mouth-end insert includes a single, non-recessed end surface, and a plurality ...


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Arkadiusz Kuczaj: Heated aerosol-generating device and method for generating aerosol with consistent properties. Philip Morris Products, Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt L, June 6, 2017: US09668521 (12 worldwide citation)

There is provided a method of controlling aerosol production in an aerosol-generating device, the device comprising: a heater comprising at least one heating element configured to heat an aerosol-forming substrate; and a power source for providing power to the heating element, comprising the steps o ...


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Munmaya K Mishra, Susan E Wrenn, Jay A Fournier: Gamma cyclodextrin flavoring-release additives. Philip Morris USA, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, June 6, 2017: US09668519 (12 worldwide citation)

Electrically heated cigarettes used in an electrical smoking system include a flavoring-release additive and sorbent effective to remove one or more gas-phase constituents of mainstream tobacco smoke. The flavoring-release additive includes gamma cyclodextrin and at least one flavoring. Flavoring is ...


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Fulvio Boldrini: Method and unit for filling a disposable electronic-cigarette cartridge with a liquid substance. G D SOCIETA PER AZIONI, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, June 6, 2017: US09668520 (12 worldwide citation)

A method and unit for filling a disposable electronic cigarette cartridge with a liquid substance; a conveyor feeds the disposable cartridge along a filling path; a coupling device fits the disposable cartridge with a metering chamber, which is placed on top of the disposable cartridge, is of suffic ...