Anestis Panidis, Assaf Natanzon, Saar Cohen: Maintaining point-in-time granularity for backup snapshots. EMC Corporation, Staniford Tomita, December 19, 2017: US09846698 (14 worldwide citation)

A method and system for maintaining granular backups is discussed. Backup windows may be defined, and policies may be associated with those windows. Journal and backup files may be retained or deleted in accordance with those policies.

Chuan Chung Wu: Dental bracket. WPAT P C Intellectual Property Attorneys, Anthony King, December 19, 2017: US09844422 (11 worldwide citation)

A dental bracket has a base and an engaging unit. The base has two engaged protrusions and two limiting protrusions. The engaging unit is mounted on the base and forms a space between the base and the engaging unit. The engaging unit has a plate, two engaging arms, and a blocking protrusion. The pla ...

Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M Willis III: Method and apparatus for adjusting a field of a signal to mitigate interference. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Guntin & Gust, Andrew Gust, December 19, 2017: US09847566 (11 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that performs operations including detecting a signal degradation of guided electromagnetic waves bound to a transmission medium without utilizing an electrical return path, the guided electromagnetic waves having a non-optical fre ...

Massi Joe E Kiani, Ammar Al Ali, Michael O Reilly, Paul Ronald Jansen, Nicholas Evan Barker, Anand Sampath: Modular patient monitor. MASIMO CORPORATION, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 19, 2017: US09847002 (9 worldwide citation)

A modular patient monitor provides a multipurpose, scalable solution for various patient monitoring applications. In an embodiment, a modular patient monitor utilizes multiple wavelength optical sensor and/or acoustic sensor technologies to provide blood constituent monitoring and acoustic respirati ...

Yuniarto Widjaja: Memory cells, memory cell arrays, methods of using and methods of making. Zeno Semiconductor, Alan W Cannon, December 19, 2017: US09847131 (8 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor memory cell and arrays of memory cells are provided In at least one embodiment, a memory cell includes a substrate having a top surface, the substrate having a first conductivity type selected from a p-type conductivity type and an n-type conductivity type; a first region having a se ...

Robert G Dickie: Cell phone case. Sand & Sebolt, December 19, 2017: US09847806 (8 worldwide citation)

A cellular phone protection case that has four impact absorbing corners and a planar body extending therebetween. Portions of the planar body are asymmetrical relative to imaginary central axes associated with the planar body. Additionally, the four corners define free spaces therebetween to define ...

Massi Joe E Kiani, Steven J Wojtczuk, Brad M Siskavich: Pool solar power generator. MASIMO SEMICONDUCTOR, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 19, 2017: US09847749 (8 worldwide citation)

Solar panels located on residential roofs can be unsightly in some cases. A swimming pool solar power generator can locate solar panels in or around the sides and/or bottoms of a swimming pool in a manner so as to create electricity from the sun without creating an eyesore. In an embodiment, a pool ...

Jui Lin Chu, Kuo Jung Hsu: Hinge assembly and foldable display device using the same. Shin Zu Shing, Alan D Kamrath, Kamrath IP Lawfirm P A, December 19, 2017: US09848502 (5 worldwide citation)

A foldable display device includes a first plate member, a second plate member, a hinge assembly, and a flexible display member. The first plate member includes a first display surface and a first side. The second plate member includes a second display surface and a second side. The first side and t ...

Yury Anatolievich Petrov: Headset with contactless electric field sensors for facial expression and cognitive state detection. Oculus VR, Fenwick & West, December 19, 2017: US09846483 (5 worldwide citation)

A head-mounted display (HMD) device includes a plurality of activity detection sensors coupled to a liner formed around a periphery of a HMD or a band attached to the HMD. The sensors attached to the liner are adopted for direct or indirect contact to an upper portion of a user's face, and the senso ...


A tray includes a base, a pair of opposed side walls extending along side edges of the base and a pair of opposed end walls extending along end edges of the base. A central lateral divider extends between the side walls. The central lateral divider has a width approximately twice a width of the side ...