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Zhijun Chen, Anchuan Wang, Nitin K Ingle: Oxide etch selectivity enhancement. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, December 5, 2017: US09837284 (15 worldwide citation)

A method of etching exposed silicon oxide on patterned heterogeneous structures is described and includes a gas phase etch using plasma effluents formed in a remote plasma. The remote plasma excites a fluorine-containing precursor in combination with an oxygen-containing precursor. Plasma effluents ...


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Massi Joe E Kiani, Michael O Reilly: Optical-based physiological monitoring system. MASIMO CORPORATION, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 5, 2017: US09833152 (14 worldwide citation)

A non-invasive, optical-based physiological monitoring system is disclosed. In an embodiment, the non-invasive, optical-based physiological monitoring system comprises an emitter configured to emit light into a tissue site of a living patient; a detector configured to detect the emitted light after ...


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Alina M Oprea, Zhou Li, Robin Norris, Kevin D Bowers: Detection of malicious web activity in enterprise computer networks. EMC IP Holding Company, Ryan Mason & Lewis, December 5, 2017: US09838407 (14 worldwide citation)

A processing device in one embodiment comprises a processor coupled to a memory and is configured to obtain internal log data of a computer network of an enterprise, to extract values of a plurality of designated internal features from the log data, to obtain additional data from one or more externa ...


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Colin M Ely, John B Morrell, Duncan Kerr, Camille Moussette: Tactile switch for an electronic device. Apple, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, December 5, 2017: US09836025 (11 worldwide citation)

Embodiments are directed to a watch having a touch-sensitive display and a switch assembly positioned along or within an enclosure. The switch assembly includes a shaft extending into an opening of the enclosure and is configured to receive rotational and translational input. A first sensor, positio ...


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Michael S Gordon, James R Kozloski, Ashish Kundu, Peter K Malkin, Clifford A Pickover: Controlling driving modes of self-driving vehicles. International Business Machines Corporation, Law Office of Jim Boice, December 5, 2017: US09834224 (11 worldwide citation)

A processor-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product control a driving mode of a self-driving vehicle (SDV). One or more processors detect that an SDV is being operated in manual mode by a human driver. The processor(s) determine that the human driver is unqualified to operate the ...


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Lonnie Burrow: Two-piece primer insert for polymer ammunition. True Velocity, Chainey P Singleton, December 5, 2017: US09835427 (9 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a multi piece primer insert for ammunition comprising: an upper primer insert portion comprising an upper primer aperture through an upper primer bottom surface; a substantially cylindrical coupling element extending away from the upper primer bottom surface, and an in ...


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Colin Laird Lazier: Device type differentiation for redundancy coded data storage systems. AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, Davis Wright Tremaine, December 5, 2017: US09838041 (9 worldwide citation)

Techniques described and suggested herein include systems and methods for optimizing performance characteristics by differentiating data storage device types for data archives stored on data storage systems using redundancy coding techniques. For example, redundancy coded shards, which may include i ...


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George Horkan Smith, Eric Holley: Home automation bubble architecture. ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, December 5, 2017: US09838736 (9 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for controlling a plurality of devices in a home automation system may include providing a device proxy for a device connected to the home automation system and setting a new value in a value box of the device proxy, whereby the value box corresponds to at least one of a sensor, ...


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WATERHOUSE PETER MICHAEL, WANG MING BO, GRAHAM MICHAEL WAYNE: PROCEDES ET MOYENS DOBTENTION DE PHENOTYPES MODIFIES, METHODS AND MEANS FOR OBTAINING MODIFIED PHENOTYPES. COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION, COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION, SMART & BIGGAR, December 5, 2017: CA2325344 (9 worldwide citation)

Methods and means are provided for reducing the phenotypic expression of a nucleic acid of interest in eucaryotic cells, particularly in plant cells, by introducing chimeric genes encoding sense and antisense RNA molecules directed towards the target nucleic acid, which are capable of forming a doub ...


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Colin Laird Lazier: Data retrieval optimization for redundancy coded data storage systems with static redundancy ratios. AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, Davis Wright Tremaine, December 5, 2017: US09838042 (8 worldwide citation)

Techniques described and suggested herein include systems and methods for improving data performance characteristics for data archives stored on data storage systems using redundancy coding techniques, without necessitating expansion of the implementing data storage system. For example, redundancy c ...