Neil Marten: Home automation sound detection and positioning. ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, August 8, 2017: US09729989 (10 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods, devices, non-transitory computer-readable mediums, and apparatuses are presented for detecting and positioning sound in a home automation system. Indications of sounds and timestamps may be received from various home automation devices. Using the received indications, a sound magni ...

Toan Q Tran, Sultan Malik, Dmitry Lubomirsky, Shambhu N Roy, Satoru Kobayashi, Tae Seung Cho, Soonam Park, Shankar Venkataraman: High temperature chuck for plasma processing systems. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, August 8, 2017: US09728437 (10 worldwide citation)

A wafer chuck assembly includes a puck, a shaft and a base. An insulating material defines a top surface of the puck, a heater element is embedded within the insulating material, and a conductive plate lies beneath the insulating material. The shaft includes a housing coupled with the plate, and ele ...

Alexander David Rosen, Michael James Rodehorst, George Jay Tucker, Aaron Lee Mathers Challenner: Methods and devices for ignoring similar audio being received by a system. AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, Robert W Morris, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, August 8, 2017: US09728188 (9 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for detecting similar audio being received by separate voice activated electronic devices, and ignoring those commands, is described herein. In some embodiments, a voice activated electronic device may be activated by a wakeword that is output by the additional electronic device, ...

Samuel Keller Moore: Baking pan insert. PANOVATIONS, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, August 8, 2017: US09723949 (7 worldwide citation)

A baking pan insert having a bottom surface and two sides, configured to rest abutting the bottom and side interior surfaces of a baking pan, and configured to slide along a length of the baking pan, for aiding in the removal of portions of a baked good from the pan. In some embodiments, a baking pa ...

Karthik Balakrishnan, Michael A Guillorn, Pouya Hashemi, Alexander Reznicek: High density programmable e-fuse co-integrated with vertical FETs. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, Tutunjian & Bitetto P C, Louis J Percello, August 8, 2017: US09728542 (5 worldwide citation)

A method for integrating vertical transistors and electric fuses includes forming fins through a dielectric layer and a dummy gate stack on a substrate; thinning top portions of the fins by an etch process; epitaxially growing top source/drain regions on thinned portions of the fins in a transistor ...

Katsuyuki Akutsu, Nobuaki Kuribara, Teppei Imamura: Light beam expanding device, image display device, and optical device. Sony Corporation, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, August 8, 2017: US09726890 (5 worldwide citation)

An image display device includes an image generating device, a light guide unit, and a light beam expanding device. The light guide unit includes a light guide plate, a first deflector, and a second deflector. The light beam expanding device expands a light beam incident from the image generating de ...

Timothy Allen Wagner, Dylan Chandler Thomas, Ajay Nair: Security protocols for low latency execution of program code. Amazon Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 8, 2017: US09727725 (5 worldwide citation)

A system for providing security mechanisms for secure execution of program code is described. The system may be configured to maintain a plurality of virtual machine instances. The system may be further configured to receive a request to execute a program code and allocate computing resources for ex ...

Vincent Levesque, Ali Modarres, Neil Olien, Danny Grant, Erin Ramsay, David Birnbaum, Amaya Weddle: Systems and methods for perceptual normalization of haptic effects. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, August 8, 2017: US09729730 (5 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for perceptual normalization of haptic effects are disclosed. One system may include a first sensor configured to detect a user interaction with a touch surface and transmit a first sensor signal associated with the user interaction; a second sensor configured to detect a feature ...

Kabir A Barday: Data processing systems and methods for performing privacy assessments and monitoring of new versions of computer code for privacy compliance. OneTrust, Brient Globerman, August 8, 2017: US09729583 (4 worldwide citation)

Data processing systems and methods, according to various embodiments, perform privacy assessments and monitor new versions of computer code for updated features and conditions that relate to compliance with privacy standards. The systems and methods may obtain a copy of computer code (e.g., a softw ...

Dennis Bordin: Support for radiant covering and floor heating elements. PROGRESS PROFILES S P A, Sheridan Ross P C, August 8, 2017: US09726383 (4 worldwide citation)

A support for the heating elements of radiant coverings and floors includes bosses having a concave surface. In some examples, the concave surface includes at least one adhering low relief that creates an extraction-preventing undercut on the concave surface.

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