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Assaf Natanzon, Ran Goldschmidt, Raz Zieber, Anat Inon: Replication based security. EMC IP Holding Company, Konrad R Lee, Krishnendu Gupta, November 21, 2017: US09823865 (12 worldwide citation)

A method, system, and computer program product for intercepting IO to a virtual machine file system by a storage based splitter, replicating, via a replication appliance, the IO to a replica of the image; the replica of the image containing a replica of the virtual machine file system, and periodica ...


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Assaf Natanzon: Creating consistent snapshots in a virtualized environment. EMC IP Holding Company, Muirhead and Saturnelli, November 21, 2017: US09823973 (12 worldwide citation)

The described system provides that backend array-based snapshots may be created separately on each site of a cluster, and then the snapshots fixed so as to be consistent and/or otherwise identical among the plurality of sites. The system advantageously allows creation of a consistent cluster-wide sn ...


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Scott M Arnel, Eric Schmiesing: Wearable electronic simulated smoking device. Rosenberg Klein & Lee, November 21, 2017: US09820508 (12 worldwide citation)

A wearable electronic simulated smoking device (100, 100′, 100″) is provided for delivery of a desired active ingredient responsive to a user's inhalation through the device (100, 100′, 100″). The device (100, 100′, 100″) includes an elongated tubular member (110) having at least one reversibly bend ...


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Jonathan P Lang: Default playback device designation. Sonos, November 21, 2017: US09826306 (10 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods discussed herein involve designating a default playback device in a local playback network. One method may involve determining that a networked microphone device is available for assignment to one or more playback zones within a local playback network, displaying a prompt to indi ...


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Jim Loveland, Leif Larson, Dan Christiansen, Tad Christiansen, Cam Christiansen: Systems and methods for adaptive property analysis via autonomous vehicles. Loveland Innovations, Justin K Flanagan, November 21, 2017: US09823658 (8 worldwide citation)

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) assessment and reporting system may conduct micro scans of a wide variety of property types. A risk zone within which the UAV may navigate during the micro scan may include a plurality of virtual tags that identify navigational hazards relevant to the navigation of t ...


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Kari Pulli, Nitesh Shroff, Sapna A Shroff, Rajiv Laroia: Methods and apparatus for generating a sharp image. Light Labs, Straub & Straub, Michael P Straub, Stephen T Straub, November 21, 2017: US09824427 (7 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for generating a sharp image are described. A camera device includes a plurality of camera modules, e.g., optical chains, where at least some of the camera modules have different depths of field. Multiple images of a scene are captured using the plurality of camera modules. Por ...


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David Burton, Martyn Ward: Home automation control using context sensitive menus. EchoStar Technologies International Corporation, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, November 21, 2017: US09824578 (7 worldwide citation)

Various arrangements for presenting contextual menus are presented. A mobile device may be configured to provide contextual menus for control or monitoring of components. Different menus and interfaces are presented based the position of the mobile device or objects being pointed at using the mobile ...


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Colin Laird Lazier: Inter-facility network traffic optimization for redundancy coded data storage systems. AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, Davis Wright Tremaine, November 21, 2017: US09825652 (6 worldwide citation)

Techniques described and suggested herein include systems and methods for minimizing inter-facility data transfer during retrieval of data archives stored on data storage systems using redundancy coding techniques. For example, redundancy coded shards, which may include identity shards that contain ...


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Timothy Michael Sehn: Prioritization of messages within a message collection. SNAP, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, November 21, 2017: US09825898 (5 worldwide citation)

In some embodiments, a computer implemented method of processing messages may include receiving priority information from at least one sponsor, the priority information to be used in determining a priority of one or more messages received from a plurality user devices, creating a message collection ...


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Jan Thalheim: Multi-stage gate turn-off with dynamic timing. CT Concept Technologie, Christensen O Connor, Johnson Kindness PLLC, November 21, 2017: US09825625 (5 worldwide citation)

A circuit for turning off a power semiconductor switch includes a turn-off transistor coupled to switch a signal for turning off the power semiconductor switch onto a control terminal of the power semiconductor switch and a feedback control loop for controlling a voltage on the control terminal of t ...