David Allen Feathergill, Jason Mattox: Multitier deduplication systems and methods. Dell Software, Winstead PC, November 25, 2014: US08898114 (25 worldwide citation)

Multitier deduplication can reduce the amount of bandwidth and storage resources used during deduplication. In certain embodiments, the system can determine if a data block is stored in a first archive data storage. If so, the system can skip the data block. If not, the system can determine if the d ...

Amir Eliaz: Decision feedback equalizer for highly spectrally efficient communications. MagnaCom, McAndrews Held & Malloy, November 25, 2014: US08897405 (24 worldwide citation)

One or more embodiments describe a decision feedback equalizer for highly spectrally efficient communications. A method may be performed in a decision feedback equalizer (DFE). The method may include initializing values of tap coefficients of the DFE based on values of tap coefficients of a partial ...

Yougen Li, Der Ing Liao, Mark J Nelson, Daniel P Okeefe: Ketol-acid reductoisomerase using NADH. Butamax Advanced Biofuels, November 25, 2014: US08895307 (24 worldwide citation)

Methods for the evolution of NADPH binding ketol-acid reductoisomerase enzymes to acquire NADH binding functionality are provided. Specific mutant ketol-acid reductoisomerase enzymes isolated from Pseudomonas that have undergone co-factor switching to bind NADH are described.

Lukas Giger, Bruno Laeng, Hugo Flueckiger, Markus Hunziker: Remotely adjustable tissue displacement device. DePuy Synthes Products, Meunier Carlin & Curfman, November 25, 2014: US08894663 (24 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an apparatus for displacing tissue within the body, wherein the apparatus includes two or more attachment members selectively displaceable with respect to each other via a driving member. The driving member preferably is rotatable and is caused to rotate by a magnetic actuat ...

Dusko Petrovski, Barry Steele, Michael Brykalski, John Terech, David Marquette: Control schemes and features for climate-controlled beds. Gentherm Incorporated, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 25, 2014: US08893329 (24 worldwide citation)

A climate-conditioned bed includes an upper portion having at least a first climate zone and at least one fluid module associated with such a first climate zone. The fluid module comprises a fluid transfer device for selectively moving a fluid and a thermoelectric device for selectively heating or c ...

Laura O Donnell, Richard Mander, Michael Denton, Ben Bodley, Alan Tompkins, Keith Gurganus, Kelvin P Barnsdale, Simon Third, Carm Pierce, Carl Perkins: Portable digital video camera configured for remote image acquisition control and viewing. Contour, Knobbe Martens Olson and Bear, November 25, 2014: US08896694 (23 worldwide citation)

A wearable digital video camera (10) is equipped with wireless connection protocol and global navigation and location positioning system technology to provide remote image acquisition control and viewing. The Bluetooth® packet-based open wireless technology standard protocol (400) is preferred for u ...

Robin Mark Bannister, John Brew, Wilson Caparros Wanderley, Gregory Alan Stoloff, Suzanne Jane Dilly, Gemma Szucs, Olga Pleguezuelos Mateo: Compositions and methods for treating chronic inflammation and inflammatory diseases. Infirst Healthcare, One3 IP Management P C, Dean G Stathakis, Peter D Weinstein, November 25, 2014: US08895536 (23 worldwide citation)

The present specification discloses pharmaceutical compositions, methods of preparing such pharmaceutical compositions, and methods and uses of treating a chronic inflammation and/or an inflammatory disease in an individual using such pharmaceutical compositions.

Steven J Baumgartner, Frank D Ferraiolo, Susan M Eickhoff, Michael B Spear: Parallel data communications mechanism having reduced power continuously calibrated lines. International Business Machines Corporation, Roy W Truelson, November 25, 2014: US08898504 (23 worldwide citation)

A communications link includes multiple continuously calibrated parallel lines, wherein one or more lines are at least partially powered down while being continuously calibrated to reduce power consumption. In one aspect, at least N+1 lines (where N is the logical bus width) are periodically recalib ...

Wayne Anderson: Depth controllable and measurable medical driver devices and methods of use. Smart Medical Devices, Fred C Hernandez, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P C, November 25, 2014: US08894654 (23 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a medical driving device having a first motor coupled to a region of a first drive shaft; a second motor coupled to a second drive shaft; a coupler coupled to the second drive shaft and interchangeably connected to a working tool; a tool guide assembly comprising a tool guide surroundin ...

Apostolos Georgakis: Method and arrangements for analysing multimedia content. Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson, Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck P C, November 25, 2014: US08898689 (23 worldwide citation)

A method and arrangements at a multimedia distribution network for estimating a present user constellation of a household are suggested. A sequence of textual descriptors that are associated with a multimedia sequence that is presently provided to the household is monitored. By acquiring a set of pa ...