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Jason Blain, Eric Kovach: Vertebral facet joint drill and method of use. Spinal Elements, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 13, 2016: US09517077 (9 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for creating lumens in the articular process of the vertebra are provided. An embodiment of the invention can be a tool that can cut a curved lumen through the articular process. The tool can have a lumen-forming arm with a rotating drill contained within that can be powered by a ...


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Chiharu Yamazaki: Communication control method, base station, and user terminal. KYOCERA Corporation, Studebaker & Brackett PC, December 13, 2016: US09521603 (8 worldwide citation)

A communication control method in a mobile communication system, comprises: a step A of transmitting information from a base station having at least one cell to a neighboring base station, the information notifying that a particular cell of the base station is to be prevented from being selected as ...


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Tengiz Kharatishvili, Pradeep Jnana Madhavarapu, Anurag Windlass Gupta: Index structure navigation using page versions for read-only nodes. Amazon Technologies, Robert C Kowert, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, December 13, 2016: US09519664 (7 worldwide citation)

Read-only nodes of a distributed database system may implement index structure navigation using page versions. A read request may be received at a read only node of a distributed database for select data. Data pages linked together to form an index structure for data stored for the distributed datab ...


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John A Lane, Vuong B Nguyen, Kristin Ann Alisanski: Continuous patient monitoring. Welch Allyn, Merchant & Gould P C, December 13, 2016: US09517012 (7 worldwide citation)

A system for providing continuous monitoring of a patient includes: a first monitor device configured to measure one or more physiological attributes associated with the patient, the first monitor device being a contactless device; and a second monitor device configured to measure one or more physio ...


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Qiuming Liu: Electronic cigarette. HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY SHENZHEN BRANCH, Tim Tingkang Xia Esq, Locke Lord, December 13, 2016: US09516898 (7 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an electronic cigarette, which includes a smoking component having a suction nozzle and a battery rod. The suction nozzle is configured at an end of the smoking component and is far away from the battery rod. The smoking component further comprises a receiving chambe ...


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Ravi Manghirmalani, Ramesh Mishra, Ramesh Subrahmaniam: Method and apparatus for providing network applications monitoring. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, December 13, 2016: US09519563 (7 worldwide citation)

A method for providing network performance monitoring using a performance database manager (PDM) is disclosed. A PDM has a PDM state manager, a communications server (COM server), a communications client (COM client), and an application database (AppDB). The PDM is configured to communicate with a n ...


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Leidong Mao, Taotao Zhu, Mark A Eiteman: Devices and methods for separating particles. University of Georgia Research Foundation, Thomas Horstemeyer, December 13, 2016: US09517474 (7 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for devices, methods for separating particles, and the like. In general, embodiments of the present disclosure include non-uniform magnetic field-assisted processes and devices for the separation of particles (e.g., cells) within a magnetic fluid. Under ...


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Michael G Robinson, Graham John Woodgate, Jonathan Harrold: Directional flat illuminators. RealD, Neil G J Mothew, Penny L Lowry, December 13, 2016: US09519153 (7 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an optical valve or light valve for providing large area collimated illumination from localized light sources, and system and method thereof for 2D, 3D, and/or autosteroscopic displays. An optical valve may include a stepped structure, in which the steps include separated extraction fea ...


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Chia Hui Chen, Yen Ting Chen: Hinge device capable of extending rotational angle. LIANHONG ART, Guice Patents PLLC, December 13, 2016: US09518414 (6 worldwide citation)

A hinge device includes a housing comprising two half-housings, a first extending module comprising two half-members disposed in the housing, a second extending module comprising two half sliding members and disposed on an outer side of the first extending module, a sliding device disposed between t ...


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Gary N Wortz, Rick William Ifland: Prosthetic capsular devices, systems, and methods. Omega Ophthalmics, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 13, 2016: US09517127 (6 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic capsular device configured to be inserted in an eye includes a housing structure and a ring structure. The housing structure includes a first side, a second side opposite the first side, a third side, a fourth side opposite the third side, a posterior side including a refractive surface ...