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Akira Oka, Kazuhiro Goi, Kensuke Ogawa, Hiroyuki Kusaka: High-order polarization conversion device, optical waveguide device, and DP-QPSK modulator. Fujikura, Sughrue Mion PLLC, January 31, 2017: US09557482 (4 worldwide citation)

A high-order polarization conversion device configured of a planar optical waveguide, includes: a substrate; a lower clad disposed on the substrate; a core including a lower core and an upper core, the lower core being disposed on the lower clad and having a fixed height in a rectangular sectional s ...


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Mark Lucovsky, Derek Collison, Vadim Spivak, Gerald C Chen, Ramnivas Laddad: Policy engine for cloud platform. Pivotal Software, January 31, 2017: US09560079 (4 worldwide citation)

A policy engine is situated within the communications path of a cloud computing environment and a user of the cloud computing environment to comply with an organization's policies for deploying web applications in the cloud computing environment. The policy engine intercepts communications packets t ...


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David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell, Robert Ryan Ragland, Darrin James Kent, Andy Edward Denison, Eric Thomas Johnson, Jeff Alan Burke, Christopher Scott Hayden, Robert E Fischell: Transvascular method of treating hypertension. Ablative Solutions, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 31, 2017: US09554849 (4 worldwide citation)

An intravascular catheter for peri-vascular and/or peri-urethral tissue ablation includes multiple needles advanced through supported guide tubes which expand around a central axis to engage the interior surface of the wall of the renal artery or other vessel of a human body allowing the injection a ...


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Stanton J Rowe, Larry L Wood, Henry Bourang, George Bakis, Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Assaf Bash, Yaron Keidar: Rapid deployment prosthetic heart valve. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Guy Cumberbatch, Pui Tong Ho, January 31, 2017: US09554903 (4 worldwide citation)

A heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The prosthetic valve comprises a support structure that is deployed at a treatment site. The prosthetic valve further comprises a valve member configured to be quickly connected to the support ...


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Todd A Kallmyer, John E Kast, David P Olson, Randy S Roles, Venkat R Gaddam: Removable heat management for recharge coils. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, January 31, 2017: US09560787 (4 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems, and techniques for managing heat generated in coils for wireless energy transmission are disclosed. Inductive coupling between two coils (e.g., a primary coil and a secondary coil) may be used to recharge the power source of an implantable medical device. A phase change material ma ...


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Kevin Farlee, Lin Chan, Andrew Jason Cherry: Point in time database restore from storage snapshots. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Aneesh Mehta, Kate Drakos, Micky Minhas, January 31, 2017: US09558078 (4 worldwide citation)

Archiving a database and point in time recovery of the database. A method includes taking a first snapshot of a database. The first snapshot of the database includes a first snapshot of the data in the data storage and a first snapshot of the log records in the log storage. The method further includ ...


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Yong Jin Lee: Persistent authentication using sensors of a user-wearable device. SALUTRON, Vierra Magen Marcus, January 31, 2017: US09558336 (4 worldwide citation)

A user-wearable device includes a housing and a band that straps the housing to a portion of a user's body (e.g., wrist). One or more skin contact sensors in and/or on the housing can sense biometric information of a user wearing the device. An authentication module performs or receives results of a ...


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Jinhee Na, Kihuk Lee: Removing unwanted objects from photographed image. Samsung Electronics, Cha & Reiter, January 31, 2017: US09560271 (4 worldwide citation)

A device and method for processing an image in a device having a camera is disclosed. A motion vector of an unwanted object in preview frames of the desired image is identified. A photographing interval in accordance with the motion vector may be set. Continuous frames of the desired image may be ph ...


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Lieyi Fang, Guo Wei Lin: Systems and methods for flyback power converters with switching frequency and peak current adjustments. Guangzhou On Bright Electronics, Jones Day, January 31, 2017: US09559598 (4 worldwide citation)

System and method for regulating a power converter. The system includes a comparator configured to receive a first signal and a second signal and generate a comparison signal based on at least information associated with the first signal and the second signal. The first signal is associated with at ...


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Miguel Humberto Noer, Marcio Luis Neuvald Silva: Seed dispenser and conveyance system for agricultural machinery. Hodgson Russ, January 31, 2017: US09554503 (4 worldwide citation)

A seed dispenser and conveyor system applied in agricultural tools with a circular structural base (20) equipped with lid (22), and an angled vertical base (21) equipped with lid (23), on the upper part of the base (20) presenting a seed box (30), a vacuum turbine (40) and a cutting disk (50), with ...