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Jeffrey C O Neill, Stan W Salvador: Transformation inversion to reduce the effect of room acoustics. Amazon Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 4, 2017: US09615171 (54 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of systems and methods are described for inverting transformations of signals due to room acoustics. In some implementations, a transformation of a calibration signal from a particular location in a room may be determined. From this transformation, an inverse transformation may be determ ...


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Zhijun Chen, Anchuan Wang, Nitin K Ingle: Oxide etch selectivity enhancement. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, April 4, 2017: US09613822 (30 worldwide citation)

A method of etching exposed silicon oxide on patterned heterogeneous structures is described and includes a gas phase etch using plasma effluents formed in a remote plasma. The remote plasma excites a fluorine-containing precursor in combination with an oxygen-containing precursor. Plasma effluents ...


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James M Kirsch, Ajay Iyer, Richard Allen Kreifeldt: Approach for partially preserving music in the presence of intelligible speech. HARMAN INTERNATIONAL, Artegis Law Group, April 4, 2017: US09615170 (28 worldwide citation)

An audio processing system for a listening device includes an input device, a voice activity detector and a ratio-based attenuator. The input device is configured to receive a first audio signal emanating from an environment and including a signal of interest. The voice activity detector is configur ...


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Matthew I Brown, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, Avi E Cieplinski, May Li Khoe, Nicholas Zambetti, Bianca C Costanzo, Myra Haggerty, David J Hart, B Michael Victor: Device, method, and graphical user interface for displaying additional information in response to a user contact. Apple, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, April 4, 2017: US09612741 (22 worldwide citation)

An electronic device, with a touch-sensitive surface and a display, includes one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface. The device detects a contact on the touch-sensitive surface while a focus selector corresponding to the contact is at a respective locati ...


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Alan Jay Poole, Mark Patrick Bauer, Volkan Gurel, Bernard J Michini, Justin Eugene Kuehn: Unmanned aerial vehicle rooftop inspection system. UNMANNED INNOVATION, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 4, 2017: US09613538 (21 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for an unmanned aerial system inspection system. One of the methods is performed by a UAV and includes receiving, by the UAV, flight information describing a job to perform an inspection of a rooftop. A p ...


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Charles Jacob Novak III, Michael Ryan Galloway, John DePiano, Frank S Silveira, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Michael Laine, Raymond Charles Henry Jr: Cartridge and control body of an aerosol delivery device including anti-rotation mechanism and related method. RAI Strategic Holdings, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, April 4, 2017: US09609893 (21 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices including a cartridge and a control body. The control body may include a coupler and the cartridge may include a base. The base may be configured to releasably engage the cartridge. Further the base and the coupler may include anti-rotation ...


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Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M Willis III: Method and apparatus that provides fault tolerance in a communication network. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Ed Guntin, Guntin & Gust, April 4, 2017: US09615269 (19 worldwide citation)

A system for detecting a fault in a first wire of a power grid that affects a transmission or reception of electromagnetic waves that transport data and that propagate along a surface of the first wire, selecting a backup communication medium from one or more backup communication mediums according t ...


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Yuniarto Widjaja: Semiconductor device having electrically floating body transistor, semiconductor device having both volatile and non-volatile functionality and method of operating. Zeno Semiconductor, Alan W Cannon, April 4, 2017: US09614080 (18 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor memory cell includes a floating body region configured to be charged to a level indicative of a state of the memory cell; a first region in electrical contact with said floating body region; a second region in electrical contact with said floating body region and spaced apart from sa ...


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Michael Lamb, Kenneth Sweeney: Reduced false alarm security system. Ecolink Intelligent Technologies, Greenberg Traurig, April 4, 2017: US09613524 (18 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of a central security monitoring device for reducing incidences of false alarms in a security system is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is described, comprising receiving an alarm signal from an occupancy sensor via a receiver, receiving a second alarm signal from a barrier alarm ...


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Jon C Russo, Gregory S Bruce, David N Coar, Wilbur Lew, Julie L Miller: Communication via a magnio. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Foley & Lardner, April 4, 2017: US09614589 (18 worldwide citation)

A system includes a transmitting device and a receiving device. The transmitting device includes a first processor configured to transmit data to a transmitter and the transmitter. The transmitter is configured to transmit the data via a magnetic field. The receiving device includes a magnetometer c ...