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JONES ERIC, SUTCLIFFE CHRISTOPHER J, STAMP ROBIN: STRUCTURE POREUSE PRODUITE PAR LASER, LASER-PRODUCED POROUS STRUCTURE. HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL, HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL, GOUDREAU GAGE DUBUC, June 6, 2017: CA2860188 (18 worldwide citation)

A three-dimensional porous structure is produced. A first layer of metal powder is deposited and scanned with a beam to form a portion of a plurality of predetermined unit cells. At least one additional layer of metal powder is deposited onto a previous layer and a beam is repeatedly scanned for at ...


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Luc Pieron: System and method for providing dynamic and static contest prize allocation based on in-game achievement of a user. Kabam, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, June 6, 2017: US09669313 (4 worldwide citation)

One aspect of the disclosure relates to providing dynamic and static contest prize allocation based on in-game achievement of a user in an online game in order to encourage players to continue to purchase items to improve their tournament metrics even if they may be unable to improve their tournamen ...


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Philip E Hammer, Janice C Jones, Michael G Koziel, Scott Joseph Uknes: Modified biological control agents and their uses. AgBiome, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, June 6, 2017: US09668485 (3 worldwide citation)

Methods for improving the ability of a population of biological agents to compete and survive in a field setting are provided. The improved, modified population of agents is able to grow, compete with other microbial strains and fungi, and provide protection for plants from pathogens. Modified biolo ...


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David B Aster: Systems and methods for combining or dividing microwave power. Deepak Malhotra, Malhotra Law Firm PLLC, June 6, 2017: US09673503 (3 worldwide citation)

A power combiner/divider includes a main conductor defining an axis; an input connector having a center conductor, adapted to be coupled to a signal source, electrically coupled to the main conductor and having an axis aligned with the main conductor axis, and having a second conductor electrically ...


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Joel Armstrong Muntner: Passive proximity detection. Apple, Zachary D Hadd, June 6, 2017: US09674625 (3 worldwide citation)

Techniques and devices are disclosed for utilizing passively received audio signals to determine proximity of devices to other objects. In one embodiment, a method of passive proximity detection is provided that includes sensing a first sound wave using a first audio transducer and generating a firs ...


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Gregory G Raleigh, James Lavine, Alireza Raissinia: Wireless device applying different background data traffic policies to different device applications. Headwater Research, James E Harris, June 6, 2017: US09674731 (2 worldwide citation)

A wireless end-user device can communicate data using a home network or a roaming network. The device stores a network service usage activity classification list that indicates which of a plurality of background data traffic policies to apply respectively to each of a plurality of applications resid ...


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Steven R Shaw: Structures and methods for thermal management in printed circuit board stators. E Circuit Motors, Pierce Atwood, June 6, 2017: US09673684 (2 worldwide citation)

A stator for a motor or generator including a planar composite structure (PCS) having at least one dielectric layer and a plurality of conductive layers is provided. The stator includes first conductive elements extending radially to a distance r1 from a center of, and disposed angularly on, the PCS ...


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Karl Lundahl: Fingerprint sensing device with interposer structure. FINGERPRINT CARDS, Remarck Law Group, June 6, 2017: US09672407 (2 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a fingerprint sensing device comprising: a sensing chip comprising an array of sensing elements being configured to be connected to readout circuitry for detecting a capacitive coupling between each of the sensing elements and a finger placed on a sensing surface of the sens ...


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Xiaoling Li, Huaqiang Li, Robert Fenton, Zhiguo Lu, Belly Lei: System and method for intelligent circuit breaking in adjustable speed drives. Eaton Corporation, Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group SC, June 6, 2017: US09673695 (2 worldwide citation)

An ASD circuit includes an input, solid-state switch rectifier bridge, DC link, and DC link capacitor bank. A pre-charge circuit is coupled between the input and the DC link capacitor bank and includes pre-charge relays operable in an on state that allows the AC power input to power the rectifier br ...


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Anil Reddy Pullalarevu, Peyman Aghssa, Abdelmonaam Sassi, Amar Marpu, Nathan Kristofor Tardif, Adam Denlinger: Deformable battery pack enclosure. Ford Global Technologies, Carlson Gaskey & Olds P C, June 6, 2017: US09673433 (2 worldwide citation)

An exemplary electrified vehicle assembly includes, among other things, a lower wall of a battery enclosure and an upper wall of the battery enclosure. The upper wall includes an upper wall deformation area that is configured to deform in response to a load applied to the battery enclosure prior to ...



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