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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 (21 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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Luc Pieron: System and method for providing dynamic and static contest prize allocation based on in-game achievement of a user. Kabam, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, June 6, 2017: US09669313 (5 worldwide citation)

One aspect of the disclosure relates to providing dynamic and static contest prize allocation based on in-game achievement of a user in an online game in order to encourage players to continue to purchase items to improve their tournament metrics even if they may be unable to improve their tournamen ...


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David B Aster: Systems and methods for combining or dividing microwave power. Deepak Malhotra, Malhotra Law Firm PLLC, June 6, 2017: US09673503 (5 worldwide citation)

A power combiner/divider includes a main conductor defining an axis; an input connector having a center conductor, adapted to be coupled to a signal source, electrically coupled to the main conductor and having an axis aligned with the main conductor axis, and having a second conductor electrically ...


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Joel Armstrong Muntner: Passive proximity detection. Apple, Zachary D Hadd, June 6, 2017: US09674625 (5 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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Ole Petter Skaaksrud, Terence Hollahan, Steven Benton: Proximity node location using a wireless node network. FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, Withers & Keys, June 6, 2017: US09674812 (5 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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Taro Togawa, Chisato Shioda, Takeshi Otani: Speech processing device and method. Fujitsu, Staas & Halsey, June 6, 2017: US09672809 (5 worldwide citation)

A speech processing device includes a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute: obtaining input speech, detecting a vowel segment contained in the input speech, estimating an accent segment contained in the ...


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Philip E Hammer, Janice C Jones, Michael G Koziel, Scott Joseph Uknes: Modified biological control agents and their uses. AgBiome, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, June 6, 2017: US09668485 (4 worldwide citation)

Methods for improving the ability of a population of biological agents to compete and survive in a field setting are provided. The improved, modified population of agents is able to grow, compete with other microbial strains and fungi, and provide protection for plants from pathogens. Modified biolo ...


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Tuomas Vallius, Pasi Petteri Pietilae: Extended field of view in near-eye display using wide-spectrum imager. MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, Mark K Young, Mayer & Williams PC, June 6, 2017: US09671615 (4 worldwide citation)

In a near-eye optical display system comprising a waveguide and diffractive optical elements (DOEs) configured for in-coupling, exit pupil expansion, and out-coupling, a wide-spectrum imager generates imaging light that is in-coupled to the system with an input pupil having an extended field of view ...


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Axel Ruhland, Rolf Heidemann, Reinhard Becker, Martin Ossig: Portable device for optically measuring three-dimensional coordinates. FARO TECHNOLOGIES, Cantor Colburn, June 6, 2017: US09671221 (4 worldwide citation)

A device for scanning and obtaining three-dimensional coordinates is provided. The device may be a hand-held scanner that includes a carrying structure having a front and reverse side, the carrying structure having a first arm, a second arm and a third arm arranged in a T-shape or a Y-shape. A housi ...



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