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Stanton J Rowe: Method of reshaping a ventricle. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman, October 28, 2014: US08870936 (32 worldwide citation)

Methods for restoring the conical shape of a dilated heart ventricle, or at least reshaping the ventricle to a more conical shape to counter the effects of dilation, thereby improving pumping efficiency. In an exemplary embodiment, a reshaping apparatus comprises an implantable body that can be deli ...


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Hjalmar Edzer Ayco Huitema, Volker Barnhart Verschoor, Rik Kruidhof: Electronic apparatus with a flexible display having a body enabling further functionality. Creator Technology, October 28, 2014: US08873225 (31 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an electronic apparatus 10 comprising a body 14 about which a collapsible flexible display 16 is wrapped. In accordance with the invention the body 14 comprises an area 16a on which the flexible display is conceived to overlay in its extended state. This area may be provided ...


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Andrew David Griffiths, David A Weitz, Darren R Link, Keunho Ahn, Jerome Bibette: In vitro evolution in microfluidic systems. Medical Research Council, President and Fellows of Harvard College, Brown Rudnick, Thomas C Meyers, October 28, 2014: US08871444 (29 worldwide citation)

The invention describes a method for isolating one or more genetic elements encoding a gene product having a desired activity, comprising the steps of: (a) compartmentalizing genetic elements into microcapsules; and (b) sorting the genetic elements which express the gene product having the desired a ...


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Thayer S Allison, Timothy J Bendel, David Joa, Yanghong Shao, David Neil Joffe, Naveen G Yeri: System for optimizing social networking. Bank of America Corporation, Michael A Springs, Moore and Van Allen PLLC, Tracea L Rice, October 28, 2014: US08874674 (29 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods and computer program products are provided for optimizing social networks. In the systems and methods, account data associated with a user account is received and the account data is stored in a storage device. Pluralities of networking opportunities are identified based on the acco ...


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Akio Ikeda: Wireless game controllers. Nintendo, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, October 28, 2014: US08870655 (29 worldwide citation)

A game controller arrangement includes a first control unit generating first operation data including linear acceleration sensed within a first control unit body. A second control unit generates second operation data in accordance with a direction input operation performed by a player. One of the fi ...


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Le Cong, Feng Zhang: CRISPR-Cas component systems, methods and compositions for sequence manipulation. The Broad Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, President and Fellows of Harvard College, Vedder Price P C, Thomas J Kowalski, Deborah L Lu, October 28, 2014: US08871445 (28 worldwide citation)

The invention provides for systems, methods, and compositions for manipulation of sequences and/or activities of target sequences. Provided are vectors and vector systems, some of which encode one or more components of a CRISPR complex, as well as methods for the design and use of such vectors. Also ...


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Johnny Chen: Dual-voltage lighted artificial tree. Willis Electric, Christensen Fonder P A, October 28, 2014: US08870404 (28 worldwide citation)

An artificial tree having a first tree section including a trunk and a trunk electrical connector, the trunk electrical connector including a first pair of electric terminals and a second pair of electrical terminals; and a second tree section including a trunk, a trunk electrical connector, and a l ...


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Bryan Allen Plummer, Drew Cross: Systems and methods for assessing a roof. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, Randall G Rueth, October 28, 2014: US08874454 (28 worldwide citation)

A damage assessment module operating on a computer system automatically evaluates a roof, estimating damage to the roof by analyzing a point cloud of a roof. The damage assessment module identifies individual shingles from the point cloud and detects potentially damaged areas on each of the shingles ...


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Su Ryong Jeong, Sung Eun Park, Hyun Kyu Yu, Chi Woo Lim, Shuangfeng Han: Method and apparatus for initial ranging in wireless communication system including heterogeneous network. Samsung Electronics, October 28, 2014: US08874126 (27 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for initial ranging in a wireless communication system including a heterogeneous network. An operation of a terminal includes selecting a serving cell considering a biased value of a base station applying range expansion. The operation also includes receiving ranging code cla ...


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Adya S Tripathi, Farzad Sahandiesfanjani, Biswa R Ghosh: Skip fire internal combustion engine control. Tula Technology, Beyer Law Group, October 28, 2014: US08869773 (27 worldwide citation)

A variety of methods and arrangements for controlling the operation of an internal combustion engine in a skip fire variable displacement mode are described. In general, a firing control unit determines working chamber firings during operation of the engine that are suitable for delivering a desired ...