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Zhijun Chen, Anchuan Wang, Nitin K Ingle: Oxide etch selectivity enhancement. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, December 5, 2017: US09837284 (11 worldwide citation)

A method of etching exposed silicon oxide on patterned heterogeneous structures is described and includes a gas phase etch using plasma effluents formed in a remote plasma. The remote plasma excites a fluorine-containing precursor in combination with an oxygen-containing precursor. Plasma effluents ...


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WATERHOUSE PETER MICHAEL, WANG MING BO, GRAHAM MICHAEL WAYNE: PROCEDES ET MOYENS DOBTENTION DE PHENOTYPES MODIFIES, METHODS AND MEANS FOR OBTAINING MODIFIED PHENOTYPES. COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION, COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION, SMART & BIGGAR, December 5, 2017: CA2325344 (9 worldwide citation)

Methods and means are provided for reducing the phenotypic expression of a nucleic acid of interest in eucaryotic cells, particularly in plant cells, by introducing chimeric genes encoding sense and antisense RNA molecules directed towards the target nucleic acid, which are capable of forming a doub ...


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Colin M Ely, John B Morrell, Duncan Kerr, Camille Moussette: Tactile switch for an electronic device. Apple, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, December 5, 2017: US09836025 (8 worldwide citation)

Embodiments are directed to a watch having a touch-sensitive display and a switch assembly positioned along or within an enclosure. The switch assembly includes a shaft extending into an opening of the enclosure and is configured to receive rotational and translational input. A first sensor, positio ...


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Lonnie Burrow: Two-piece primer insert for polymer ammunition. True Velocity, Chainey P Singleton, December 5, 2017: US09835427 (8 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a multi piece primer insert for ammunition comprising: an upper primer insert portion comprising an upper primer aperture through an upper primer bottom surface; a substantially cylindrical coupling element extending away from the upper primer bottom surface, and an in ...


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George Horkan Smith, Eric Holley: Home automation bubble architecture. ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, December 5, 2017: US09838736 (7 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for controlling a plurality of devices in a home automation system may include providing a device proxy for a device connected to the home automation system and setting a new value in a value box of the device proxy, whereby the value box corresponds to at least one of a sensor, ...


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Michael H Slayton, Peter G Barthe: Energy based fat reduction. Guided Therapy Systems L L C, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 5, 2017: US09833639 (6 worldwide citation)

Methods for non-invasive fat reduction can include targeting a region of interest below a surface of skin, which contains fat and delivering ultrasound energy to the region of interest. The ultrasound energy generates a thermal lesion with said ultrasound energy on a fat cell. The lesion can create ...


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Peter G Barthe, Michael H Slayton, Inder Raj S Makin: Method and system for ultrasound treatment of skin. Guided Therapy Systems L L C, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 5, 2017: US09833640 (6 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for treating skin, such as stretch marks through deep tissue tightening with ultrasound are provided. An exemplary method and system comprise a therapeutic ultrasound system configured for providing ultrasound treatment to a shallow tissue region, such as a region comprising an e ...


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Colin Laird Lazier: Device type differentiation for redundancy coded data storage systems. AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, Davis Wright Tremaine, December 5, 2017: US09838041 (6 worldwide citation)

Techniques described and suggested herein include systems and methods for optimizing performance characteristics by differentiating data storage device types for data archives stored on data storage systems using redundancy coding techniques. For example, redundancy coded shards, which may include i ...


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David Sloo, Shigefumi Honjo, Anthony M Fadell: Home automation input interfaces based on a capacitive touchscreen for detecting patterns of conductive ink. GOOGLE, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, December 5, 2017: US09835434 (6 worldwide citation)

An electronic device with a two-dimensional capacitance sensing area, a camera, one or more processors and memory detects a predefined capacitance distribution of an object that is placed on or near the two-dimensional capacitance sensing area. The object includes a predefined visual pattern on the ...


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Roy Joseph Seiders: Insulating container and latching mechanism. YETI Coolers, Banner & Witcoff, December 5, 2017: US09834342 (5 worldwide citation)

According to an aspect of the invention, a latching mechanism/device is provided, as well as a method of maintaining a closed position between opposing first and second portions of a container. The latching mechanism includes a latch attached to the first portion and a latch keeper integrally molded ...