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KHAJEHODDIN SAYED ALI, JAIN PRAVEEN, BAKHSHAI ALIREZA: ONDULEUR DE CELLULE PHOTOVOLTAIQUE, PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL INVERTER. QUEEN S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON, SPARQ SYSTEMS, SCRIBNER STEPHEN J, June 27, 2017: CA2655007 (27 worldwide citation)

Provided is a maximum power point (MPP) tracker for a PV cell inverter, and a PV cell inverter. The MPP tracker decouples output power oscillations from the input power generation and extracts maximum available power from the PV cell. The PV cell inverter uses the MPP tracker and generates a sinusoi ...


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Ramin Rostami: Protection module architecture and alignment tool, system, and method for protection module placement. Advanced Wireless Innovations, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P C, June 27, 2017: US09688016 (19 worldwide citation)

A system, topology, and methods placing a protection module on one or more surfaces of a device, in particular on an electronic device. Architecture including multiple layer protection module and alignment tool. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.


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David Benjaminson, Dmitry Lubomirsky, Ananda Seelavanth Math, Saravanakumar Natarajan, Shubham Chourey: Bolted wafer chuck thermal management systems and methods for wafer processing systems. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, June 27, 2017: US09691645 (16 worldwide citation)

A workpiece holder includes a puck, first and second heating devices in thermal communication with respective inner and outer portions of the puck, and a thermal sink in thermal communication with the puck. The first and second heating devices are independently controllable, and the first and second ...


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Dmitry Budker, Micah Ledbetter, Kasper Jensen, Andrey Jarmola: Gyroscopes based on nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, O Banion & Ritchey, John P O Banion, June 27, 2017: US09689679 (14 worldwide citation)

A solid-state gyroscope apparatus based on ensembles of negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy (NV−) centers in diamond and methods of detection are provided. In one method, rotation of the NV− symmetry axis will induce Berry phase shifts in the NV− electronic ground-state coherences proportional to th ...


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Kabir A Barday: Data processing systems and methods for operationalizing privacy compliance and assessing the risk of various respective privacy campaigns. OneTrust, Brient Globerman, June 27, 2017: US09691090 (13 worldwide citation)

Data processing systems and methods for retrieving data regarding a plurality of data privacy campaigns and for using that data to assess a relative risk associated with the data privacy campaign. In various embodiments, the system may be adapted to: (1) display one or more visual summaries of one o ...


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William Folwell Barton, Kenneth Edgar Hild II, Ramya Gopalan, Kavitha Velusamy, Amit Singh Chhetri: Beam rejection in multi-beam microphone systems. Amazon Technologies, Lee & Hayes PLLC, June 27, 2017: US09689960 (11 worldwide citation)

The systems, devices, and processes described herein may identify a beam of a voice-controlled device that is directed toward a reflective surface, such as a wall. The beams may be created by a beamformer. An acoustic echo canceller (AEC) may create filter coefficients for a reference sound. The fil ...


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Scott S Stutzman, Robert Sean Reininger, David S Balthaser: Method of reducing silicosis caused by inhalation of silica-containing proppant, such as silica sand and resin-coated silica sand, and apparatus therefor. KSW ENVIRONMENTAL, Nils H Ljungman & Associate, June 27, 2017: US09688492 (10 worldwide citation)

A method of reducing silicosis caused by inhalation of silica-containing proppant, such as silica sand and resin-coated silica sand, and apparatus therefor. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of th ...


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Qiuming Liu: Electronic cigarette with multiple atomizer assemblies. HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY SHENZHEN BRANCH, Yue Xu, U S Fairsky, June 27, 2017: US09687029 (9 worldwide citation)

An electronic cigarette with multiple atomizing assemblies is provided. The atomizing assembly includes a first atomizing device and a second atomizing device. When the cigarette liquid is atomized by the first atomizing device, the smoke generated by the first atomizing device generally contains la ...


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Glen Var Rosenbaum: Ranging system using active radio frequency (RF) nodes. Corvus Technologies, Thorpe North & Western, June 27, 2017: US09689955 (9 worldwide citation)

A ranging system includes at least one beacon and a control module. The at least one beacon is configured to scan each segment in a plurality of segments of an arc with a narrow radio frequency (RF) beam and receive a response signal from an end user node in at least one segment. Each segment of the ...


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James David Meyers, Kurt Wesley Piersol: Methods and devices for selectively ignoring captured audio data. AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, Robert W Morris, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, June 27, 2017: US09691378 (8 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for selectively ignoring an occurrence of a wakeword within audio input data is provided herein. In some embodiments, a wakeword may be detected to have been uttered by an individual within a modified time window, which may account for hardware delays and echoing offsets. The det ...