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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 (5 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, ...


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Neil Marten: Home automation sound detection and positioning. ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, August 8, 2017: US09729989 (5 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 ...


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Ronny Hadani, Selim Shlomo Rakib: Modulation and equalization in an orthonormal time-frequency shifting communications system. Cooley, August 8, 2017: US09729281 (4 worldwide citation)

A method for modulating data for transmission within a communication system. The method includes establishing a time-frequency shifting matrix of dimension N×N, wherein N is greater than one. The method further includes combining the time-frequency shifting matrix with a data frame to provide an int ...


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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 (4 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 ...


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Mani Razaghi: Environment-tolerant tamper-proof circuit board. SQUARE, Polsinelli PC, August 8, 2017: US09730315 (3 worldwide citation)

A circuit board is protected by being enclosed in a security housing that includes conductive tamper traces running along its interior surface, the conductive tamper traces being a housing portion of a tamper detection circuit. The tamper detection circuit also includes a board portion that detect t ...


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Jacob Slaughter: Binding cleaner for nordic ski boots. Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, August 8, 2017: US09724591 (3 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for cleaning recesses in ski boots and installing such apparatuses on various surfaces are disclosed. A user may insert a portion of the apparatus that projects from the surface on which it is installed into a gap between a steel rod in their ski boot designed for u ...


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Edward King Schultz III: Slidable surfboard fin. Edward King Schultz, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P C, August 8, 2017: US09725141 (3 worldwide citation)

A sliding fin for a surfboard includes a base having a planar tab with an upper flange, a large fin piece having a first indentation, and a small fin piece for mating face-to-face with the large fin piece. The second fin piece has a second indentation that forms a channel that has a cross-sectional ...


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Michael J Gordon, Louis Chin Jones: Compositions for target substance detection and measurement. HOUND LABS, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, August 8, 2017: US09726684 (3 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments for a hand-held device to determine a level of one or more cannabinoid compounds in exhaled human breath are provided; some embodiments may also determine a level of alcohol in the exhaled breath. The device may perform any of the following steps: capture, concentrate, separate, ...


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Michael Shavell, Matt Boucher, Christopher Robichaud, Kevin Jiang: Systems and methods for detecting illegitimate devices on wireless networks. Symantec Corporation, FisherBroyles, August 8, 2017: US09730075 (3 worldwide citation)

The disclosed computer-implemented method for detecting illegitimate devices on wireless networks may include (1) generating a fake network identification string that uniquely identifies a fake wireless network, (2) transmitting a request to connect to the fake wireless network, (3) receiving, in re ...


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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 (3 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 ...



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