David Jonathan Cin, Drew Conant, Anthony P Daversa: Article of footwear with inner and outer midsole layers. NIKE, Quinn IP Law, July 4, 2017: US09693604 (24 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear includes an outsole having a heel region, a midfoot region, and a forefoot region. An outer midsole layer is secured to the outsole and extends only over the heel region and at least some of the midfoot region. An inner midsole layer is supported by the outer midsole layer and ...

Tara N Sainath, Ron J Weiss, Kevin William Wilson, Andrew W Senior, Arun Narayanan, Yedid Hoshen, Michiel A U Bacchiani: Processing multi-channel audio waveforms. Google, Fish & Richardson P C, July 4, 2017: US09697826 (21 worldwide citation)

Methods, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for enhancing the processing of audio waveforms for speech recognition using various neural network processing techniques. In one aspect, a method includes: receiving multiple channels of audio data corresponding to an uttera ...

Ammar Al Ali: Physiological measurement logic engine. MASIMO CORPORATION, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 4, 2017: US09693737 (20 worldwide citation)

A patient monitor including a physiological measurement logic engine receives physiological data from a physiological sensor. The logic engine abstracts one or more features of the physiological data and determines a category for the abstracted feature. The logic engine further encodes the category ...

Ammar Al Ali, Yassir Abdul Hafiz: Noninvasive oximetry optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements. MASIMO CORPORATION, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 4, 2017: US09693719 (20 worldwide citation)

A pulse oximetry sensor includes reusable and disposable elements. To assemble the sensor, members of the reusable element are mated with assembly mechanisms of the disposable element. The assembled sensor provides independent movement between the reusable and disposable elements.

Rohit Prasad, Kenneth John Basye, Spyridon Matsoukas, Rajiv Ramachandran, Shiv Naga Prasad Vitaladevuni, Bjorn Hoffmeister: Keyword detection modeling using contextual and environmental information. Amazon Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 4, 2017: US09697828 (20 worldwide citation)

Features are disclosed for detecting words in audio using environmental information and/or contextual information in addition to acoustic features associated with the words to be detected. A detection model can be generated and used to determine whether a particular word, such as a keyword or “wake ...

Ammar Al Ali, Yassir Abdul Hafiz, William Jack MacNeish III, Kevin Forrest: Automated assembly sensor cable. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 4, 2017: US09697928 (20 worldwide citation)

An automated assembly sensor cable has a generally wide and flat elongated body and a registration feature generally traversing the length of the body so as to identify the relative locations of conductors within the body. This cable configuration facilitates the automated attachment of the cable to ...

Chen Feng, Tao Xian, Mehul Patel, Sean Philip Kearney, Paul Poloniewicz: Add-on device with configurable optics for an image scanner for scanning barcodes. Hand Held Products, Additon Higgins & Pendleton P A, July 4, 2017: US09697401 (19 worldwide citation)

An add-on device for an image scanner for scanning barcodes is provided. The add-on device includes a housing mounted to the standard range lens front on an image scanner, and a lens holder. The lens holder has a first position for holding a first lens, a second position being an aperture, and a thi ...

Rohan Mutagi: Natural language control of secondary device. Amazon Technologies, Lee & Hayes PLLC, July 4, 2017: US09698999 (19 worldwide citation)

Natural language controlled devices may be configured to activate command recognition in response to one or more wake words. Techniques are provided to enable a voice controlled system to detect or receive an indication of a secondary device available to be controlled. The voice controlled system co ...

Xiaochun Zhu: Heating elements for electronic cigarettes. Locke Lord, Tim Tingkang Xia Esq, July 4, 2017: US09693588 (16 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a heating element assembly for e-cigarette. The heating element assembly includes a cylindrical ceramic e-liquid conduit to store e-liquid, at least one heating wire wound on the inside of ceramic e-liquid conduit, a base, and a cylinder on top of base. The ceramic w ...

Andrew Alshouse, Brandon Alshouse: System for dispensing custom blended electronic cigarette liquid. Westman Champlin & Koehler P A, Z Peter Sawicki, Amanda M Prose, July 4, 2017: US09695033 (15 worldwide citation)

A system for accurately dispensing small amounts of custom blended liquids for vaporizing in an electronic cigarette device comprising a plurality of interactive display devices; a controller for relaying input from a first interactive device to a second and a third interactive device and a liquid d ...