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LITVACK FRANK, PARKER THEODORE L: PROCEDE ET APPAREIL PERMETTANT DE TRAITER UNE PLAQUE ARTERIOSCLEREUSE VULNERABLE, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TREATING VULNERABLE ARTHEROSCLEROTIC PLAQUE. CONOR MEDSYSTEMS, INNOVATIONAL HOLDINGS, DEETH WILLIAMS WALL, October 10, 2017: CA2504524 (26 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for treatment of vulnerable plaque provide local delivery of one or more plaque stabilizing agents. Delivery of the plaque stabilizing agents described herein stabilize vulnerable plaques at and downstream of an implantation site can reduce the occurrence of rupture of these pl ...


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David R Richardson, Bradley Eugene Marshall, Swaminathan Sivasubramanian, Tal Saraf: Managing content delivery network service providers. Amazon Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 10, 2017: US09787599 (13 worldwide citation)

A system, method, and computer readable medium for managing CDN service providers are provided. A network storage provider storing one or more resources on behalf of a content provider obtains client computing device requests for content. The network storage provider processes the client computing d ...


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David R Richardson, John Cormie, Colm MacCarthaigh, Benjamin W S Redman: Point of presence management in request routing. Amazon Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 10, 2017: US09787775 (12 worldwide citation)

A system and method for the management of client computing device DNS queries and subsequent resource requests within a content delivery network service provider domain are provided. The management of the DNS queries can include the selection of computing devices corresponding to various Point of Pr ...


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Gregory Saul Harrison, Joseph Frank Scalisi: Doorbell chime systems and methods. SkyBell Technologies, October 10, 2017: US09786133 (8 worldwide citation)

Methods for using a doorbell chime system can include detecting, by a sleep detection system, that a person is asleep; receiving a first signal, by the doorbell or the doorbell chime, in response to the sleep detection system detecting that the person is asleep; and blocking the doorbell chime from ...


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Glen Johannesson, David Kroetsch, Michael Peasgood, Stephen Marchetti: Hovering unmanned aerial vehicle. AERYON LABS, Niall Cooney, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, October 10, 2017: US09783294 (8 worldwide citation)

In an aspect, an apparatus includes a hovering unmanned aerial vehicle (HUAV). The HUAV includes an arm assembly configured to support a propeller in such a way that propeller drag of the propeller is decoupled from yaw torque requirements associated with the hovering unmanned aerial vehicle. In ano ...


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Hu Kang, Shankar Swaminathan, Adrien LaVoie, Jon Henri: Methods for depositing films on sensitive substrates. Novellus Systems, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, October 10, 2017: US09786570 (6 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus to form films on sensitive substrates while preventing damage to the sensitive substrate are provided herein. In certain embodiments, methods involve forming a bilayer film on a sensitive substrate that both protects the underlying substrate from damage and possesses desired el ...


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Stuart David Reinhardt, Darren Michael Wood, Angus Wardlaw, Timothy Kelvin Robinson, John Whiteman: Soles for sports shoes. Adidas, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, October 10, 2017: US09781974 (6 worldwide citation)

Improved soles and insoles for shoes, in particular sports shoes, are described. In an aspect, a sole for a shoe, in particular a sports shoe, with at least a first and a second surface region is provided. The first surface region comprises expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (“TPU”). The second sur ...


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Angus Wardlaw, Stuart David Reinhardt, Christopher Edward Holmes, Tru Huu Minh Le: Cushioning element for sports apparel. Adidas, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, October 10, 2017: US09781970 (6 worldwide citation)

Improved cushioning elements for sports apparel, in particular for soles for sports shoes, are described. A cushioning element for sports apparel with a first deformation element is provided. The deformation element includes a plurality of randomly arranged particles of an expanded material, wherein ...


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Jeff Davies, Derek Gavin Sullivan: Drink containers. CamelBak Products, Dascenzo Intellectual Property Law P C, David S D Ascenzo, October 10, 2017: US09782028 (6 worldwide citation)

Drink containers with mouthpiece assemblies having a dispensing configuration and a stowed configuration. A mouthpiece assembly defines a liquid passage through which drink liquid may be dispensed when the mouthpiece assembly is in the dispensing configuration and includes means for selectively rest ...


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Dayn Wilberding, Neil Griffiths: Calibration state variable. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, October 10, 2017: US09788113 (5 worldwide citation)

An example implementation may involve receiving, via a network interface, an indication that the first playback device is calibrated. The implementation may also involve updating a calibration state variable to indicate that the first playback device is calibrated based on receiving the indication t ...