David Benjaminson, Dmitry Lubomirsky: Thermal management systems and methods for wafer processing systems. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, August 22, 2017: US09741593 (16 worldwide citation)

A workpiece holder includes a puck having a cylindrical axis, a radius about the cylindrical axis, and a thickness. At least a top surface of the puck is substantially planar, and the puck defines one or more thermal breaks. Each thermal break is a radial recess that intersects at least one of the t ...

Anton Stephen Radlein, Nathan Alan Dye, Craig Wesley Howard, Harvo Reyzell Jones: Mitigating network attacks. Amazon Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 22, 2017: US09742795 (13 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are described that enable the mitigation of network attacks directed to specific sets of content on a content delivery system. A set of content targeted in the attack may be identified based at least in part on a combination of network addresses to which attacked-related packets ...

Neil Kusens: Method and process for determining whether an individual suffers a fall requiring assistance. CERNER INNOVATION, Shook Hardy & Bacon, August 22, 2017: US09741227 (9 worldwide citation)

A method for monitoring an individual in a dwelling so as to know when such individual falls or indicates the need of assistance. A plurality of 3D motion and sound sensors are located in the dwelling and provide data to a computerized monitoring system. The sensors are configured to recognize one o ...

Joseph Frank Scalisi, Seton Paul Kasmir: Doorbell communication systems and methods. SkyBell Technologies, August 22, 2017: US09743049 (8 worldwide citation)

A doorbell system can include a remote computing device and a doorbell that has a camera. The doorbell can receive a communication from a remote sensor in response to an event. The communication may cause a power setting of the doorbell to be overridden. Then, the doorbell can send an outgoing commu ...

Steven R Robinson: Expansion joint for longitudinal load transfer. Schul International Company, Crain Caton & James P C, James E Hudson III, August 22, 2017: US09739049 (7 worldwide citation)

An expansion joint design for supporting transfer loads. The system includes an elongated core and at least one longitudinal load-transfer member which are bonded together.

Klaus Hartung: Calibration using multiple recording devices. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, August 22, 2017: US09743207 (7 worldwide citation)

Example techniques may involve calibration with multiple recording devices. An implementation may include detecting, via a microphone, one or more calibration sounds as emitted by one or more playback devices of one or more zones during a calibration sequence. The implementation may further include ...

Winston Way, Ilya Vorobeichik: Optical switching system with a colorless, directionless, and contentionless ROADM connected to unamplified drop channels. NeoPhotonics Corporation, Christensen Fonder Dardi & Herbert PLLC, Peter S Dardi, August 22, 2017: US09742520 (7 worldwide citation)

Components of an optical communications network are described at a node of the network providing switching from one or more degrees of received optical signal routed to a plurality of receivers. The switch at the node generally includes a passive reconfigurable optical add drop multiplexer (ROADM) h ...

Maarten J Boersma, Markus Kaltenbach, David Lang, Jentje Leenstra: Register files for storing data operated on by instructions of multiple widths. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, Mitch Harris Atty at Law, Andrew M Harris, Steven L Bennett, August 22, 2017: US09740486 (7 worldwide citation)

A processor core includes even and odd execution slices each having a register file. The slices are each configured to perform operations specified in a first set of instructions on data from its respective register file, and together configured to perform operations specified in a second set of ins ...

Lester Hensley, Walter Jones: Flexible expansion joint seal system. EMSEAL JOINT SYSTEMS, MKG, August 22, 2017: US09739050 (7 worldwide citation)

A watertight, integrated wall and roof expansion joint seal system includes an expansion joint seal for a structure. The seal includes a central portion having an underside and at least one central chamber disposed around a centerline, a first flange portion extending outwardly from the centerline a ...

Assaf Natanzon, Saar Cohen, Ido Singer: Replication of xcopy command. EMC IP Holding Company, Robert Kevin Perkins, Krishnendu Gupta, August 22, 2017: US09740572 (7 worldwide citation)

A method, system and program product for implementing the xcopy command in a replication environment, the replication environment having a production site, a splitter, and a replication site, wherein the replication site has a journal, comprising, determining if the source and target LUNs of the xco ...