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David Wilson Poole, Timothy Theodore List, Jacobi Colton Grillo, Wei Li, Tony David: Audio assemblies for electronic devices. Amazon Technologies, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 2, 2017: US09641919 (21 worldwide citation)

Voice-controlled devices that include one or more speakers for outputting audio. In some instances, the device includes at least one speaker within a cylindrical housing, with the speaker aimed or pointed away from a microphone coupled to the housing. For instance, if the microphone resides at or ne ...


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Seok Yeong Jung, Kyung Tae Kim: Speech recognition using electronic device and server. Samsung Electronics, Jefferson IP Law, May 2, 2017: US09640183 (17 worldwide citation)

An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a processor configured to perform automatic speech recognition (ASR) on a speech input by using a speech recognition model that is stored in a memory and a communication module configured to provide the speech input to a server and rec ...


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Gregory Michael Hart, Kavitha Velusamy, William Spencer Worley III: Tailoring beamforming techniques to environments. Amazon Technologies, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 2, 2017: US09640179 (17 worldwide citation)

Techniques for tailoring beamforming techniques to environments such that processing resources may be devoted to a portion of an audio signal corresponding to a lobe of a beampattern that is most likely to contain user speech. The techniques take into account both acoustic characteristics of an envi ...


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Xiang Zheng Tu: Electronic cigarette with thermal flow sensor based controller. POSIFA MICROSYSTEMS, James M Wu, JW Law Group, May 2, 2017: US09635886 (14 worldwide citation)

An electronic cigarette with a thermal flow sensor based controller is provided which comprises a housing; a battery, a controller assembly; an air inlet for allowing air to enter into the housing, a mouthpiece; a fluid reservoir; an atomizer; at least a light emitting diode; and a display. The ther ...


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Izumi Arai: Single-and dual-chamber module-attachable wafer-handling chamber. ASM IP Holding, Snell & Wilmer, May 2, 2017: US09640416 (14 worldwide citation)

A single- and dual-chamber module-attachable wafer-handling chamber includes: a wafer-handling main chamber equipped with a wafer-handling robot therein, and adaptors for connecting process modules to the wafer-handling main chamber. The adaptors are detachably attached to the sides of the wafer-han ...


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Walter Koch: Hand-switch arrangement for an adjustable seating furniture, adjustable seating furniture and assembly method for an adjustable seating furniture. LOGICDATA ELECTRONIC & SOFTWARE ENTWICKLUNGS, McDermott Will & Emery, May 2, 2017: US09640343 (13 worldwide citation)

A hand-switch arrangement (HSA) for an adjustable seating furniture (SF), in particular a recliner, the hand-switch arrangement (HSA) comprising an operating unit (OU) and a carrier module (CM). The carrier module (CM) comprises a body part (BP) with an opening (O) for accommodating the operating un ...


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Lester Hensley, Bill Witherspoon: Factory fabricated precompressed water and/or fire resistant expansion joint system transition. Emseal Joint Systems, MKG, May 2, 2017: US09637915 (13 worldwide citation)

A fire and/or water resistant expansion joint system for installation into a building joint in vertical and horizontal configurations is designed such that it can be used for either an inside or outside corner. The system comprises a core having a fire retardant infused therein. A layer of an elasto ...


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Sagi Sela, Eli Sharipov, Shalva Amshikashvili: Cover for mobile device with ecological lighter. Sagi Sela, Mark M Friedman, May 2, 2017: US09641208 (12 worldwide citation)

A portable electric cigarette lighter or mobile device accessory with integrated portable electric cigarette lighter, the mobile device accessory including: (a) a protective accessory for a mobile device; (b) an electric lighter mechanism integrated into the protective accessory, the lighter mechani ...


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John Hastings Granbery: Systems and methods for reusing generic tokens using Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) beacons. PAYPAL, Haynes and Boone, May 2, 2017: US09642173 (11 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for reusing generic tokens using a Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) beacon. The systems and methods include a user device including a wireless transceiver, a memory for storing a generic token, and one or more processors coupled to the memory and the wireless transceiver. The wireless ...


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Jacques Duparre: Passive alignment of array camera modules constructed from lens stack arrays and sensors based upon alignment information obtained during manufacture of array camera modules using an active alignment process. FotoNation Cayman, KPPB, May 2, 2017: US09638883 (11 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention actively align a representative optic array with an imager array, and subsequently passively align constituent optic arrays with constituent imager arrays based on data from the active alignment. In one embodiment, a method of align ...