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Vikas Jain, Rohan Mutagi, Peter Paul Henri Carbon: Voice application architecture. Amazon Technologies, Lee & Hayes PLLC, January 17, 2017: US09548066 (18 worldwide citation)

A voice-based system may comprise a local speech interface device and a remote control service. A user may interact with the system using speech to obtain services and perform functions. The system may allow a user to install applications to provide enhanced or customized functionality. Such applica ...


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David Andrew Trainor, Arnaud Claude Weber: Drag toolbar to enter tab switching interface. Google, McDermott Will & Emery, January 17, 2017: US09547525 (18 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the subject technology relate to switching tabs in an application. A system is configured to provide for the display an application interface. The application interface includes a toolbar and content associated with a first tab from a plurality of tabs open in the application. The system ...


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John N Border, Robert Michael Lohse, Ralph F Osterhout, Edward H Nortrup: Object shadowing in head worn computing. Osterhout Group, GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates, January 17, 2017: US09547465 (17 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a secure data transfer method, including identifying a second head worn computing system (“HWC”) in close proximity to a first HWC, wherein the step of identifying the HWC includes comparing a geo-spatial location of each of the first and second HWCs, dete ...


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Gabriel BenHanokh, Assaf Natanzon, Arieh Don, Eitan Ben Amos, Erez Sde Or: Techniques for data relocation based on access patterns. EMC IP Holding Company, Muirhead and Saturnelli, January 17, 2017: US09547459 (16 worldwide citation)

Described are techniques for storing data. A data access pattern is identified for accessing a first set of data portions of a first logical device, wherein the data access pattern includes a time-ordered list of consecutively accessed logical addresses of the first logical device. The first set of ...


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Sameer Badaskar: Voice-based media searching. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, January 17, 2017: US09547647 (16 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for searching for media items using a voice-based digital assistant are described. Natural language text strings corresponding to search queries are provided. The search queries include query terms. The text strings may correspond to speech inputs input by a user into an electron ...


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Assaf Natanzon, Philip Derbeko, Anat Eyal: System and method for cache management. EMC IP Holding Company, Brian J Colandreo, Mark H Whittenberger, Holland & Knight, January 17, 2017: US09547591 (16 worldwide citation)

A method, computer program product, and computing system for associating a heatmap file with a multi-portion data file located on a data array. The heatmap file is configured to monitor the usage of each portion of the multi-portion data file. At least one portion of the multi-portion data file is u ...


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Thomas Robert Gruber, Adam John Cheyer, Dag Kittlaus, Didier Rene Guzzoni, Christopher Dean Brigham, Richard Donald Giuli, Marcello Bastea Forte, Harry Joseph Saddler: Intelligent automated assistant. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, January 17, 2017: US09548050 (15 worldwide citation)

The intelligent automated assistant system engages with the user in an integrated, conversational manner using natural language dialog, and invokes external services when appropriate to obtain information or perform various actions. The system can be implemented using any of a number of different pl ...


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Ronny Hadani, Salim Shlomo Rakib: Modulation and equalization in an orthonormal time-frequency shifting communications system. Cooley, January 17, 2017: US09548840 (13 worldwide citation)

A method for modulating data for transmission within a communication system. The method includes establishing a time-frequency shifting matrix of dimension N×N, wherein N is greater than one. The method further includes combining the time-frequency shifting matrix with a data frame to provide an int ...


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Yi Jing Lee, Cheng Hsien Wu, Chih Hsin Ko, Clement Hsingjen Wann: FinFET devices with unique fin shape and the fabrication thereof. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Haynes and Boone, January 17, 2017: US09548303 (13 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor device includes a PMOS FinFET and an NMOS FinFET. The PMOS FinFET includes a substrate, a silicon germanium layer disposed over the substrate, a silicon layer disposed over the silicon germanium layer, and a PMOS fin disposed over the silicon layer. The PMOS fin contains silicon germ ...


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Jeffrey Turner, Brian Hack, Richard L Miller: Device for dispensing a medium. Jeffrey Turner, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, January 17, 2017: US09545489 (12 worldwide citation)

A device for dispensing a medium is disclosed. The device comprises an elongated body including a chamber for containing a medium and an outlet through which the medium exits the device into an oral or nasal opening. A dispensing system selectively places the chamber and the outlet in communication, ...