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Paul Shala Henry, William Scott Taylor, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M Willis III: Dielectric transmission medium connector and methods for use therewith. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Ed Guntin, Bruce E Stuckman, December 26, 2017: US09853342 (11 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a connector that includes a first port configured to receive electromagnetic waves guided by a first dielectric core of a first transmission medium. A waveguide is configured to guide the electromagnetic waves from the first port to a secon ...


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Marcelo M Lamego: Tissue profile wellness monitor. MASIMO CORPORATION, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 26, 2017: US09848807 (9 worldwide citation)

A tissue profile wellness monitor measures a physiological parameter, generates a tissue profile, defines limits and indicates when the tissue profile exceeds the defined limits. The physiological parameter is responsive to multiple wavelengths of optical radiation after attenuation by constituents ...


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Yoky Matsuoka, Rangoli Sharan, Michael Anthony Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers: Inhibiting deleterious control coupling in an enclosure having multiple HVAC regions. Google, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, December 26, 2017: US09851728 (9 worldwide citation)

The current application is related to environmental-conditioning systems controlled by intelligent controllers and, in particular, to an intelligent-thermostat-controlled HVAC system that detects and ameliorates control coupling between intelligent thermostats. Control coupling can lead to inefficie ...


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Lester Hensley: Flexible expansion joint seal. EMSEAL JOINT SYSTEMS, MKG, December 26, 2017: US09850662 (8 worldwide citation)

An expansion joint seal includes a central portion having at least one central chamber disposed around a centerline, a first flange portion extending outwardly from the centerline and a second flange portion extending outwardly from the centerline in a direction opposite the first flange portion. Wh ...


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Ammar Al Ali: Low power pulse oximeter. MASIMO CORPORATION, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 26, 2017: US09848806 (8 worldwide citation)

A pulse oximeter may reduce power consumption in the absence of overriding conditions. Various sampling mechanisms may be used individually or in combination. Various parameters may be monitored to trigger or override a reduced power consumption state. In this manner, a pulse oximeter can lower powe ...


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Sung Uk Lee, Gilberto Sierra: Respiratory pause detector. MASIMO CORPORATION, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 26, 2017: US09848800 (8 worldwide citation)

Respiratory rate can be calculated from an acoustic input signal using time domain and frequency domain techniques. Confidence in the calculated respiratory rate can also be calculated using time domain and frequency domain techniques. Overall respiratory rate and confidence values can be obtained f ...


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Tsutomu Chou, Kouji Shimazawa, Tobias Maletzky, Weihao Xu, Shinji Hara, Yoshihiro Tsuchiya, Yiming Wang, Cherng Chyi Han, Xuhui Jin: Plasmon generator with metallic waveguide blocker for TAMR. Headway Technologies, Saile Ackerman, Stephen B Ackerman, December 26, 2017: US09852752 (7 worldwide citation)

A TAMR (thermal assisted magnetic recording) write head has a metal blocker formed against a distal end of a waveguide. The waveguide focuses optical radiation on an adjacent plasmon generator where it excites plasmon modes that heat the recording medium. Although the plasmon generator typically hea ...


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Makoto Muraki: Toy top. TOMY COMPANY, Staas & Halsey, December 26, 2017: US09849395 (6 worldwide citation)

A toy top includes the following. A shaft unit has a shaft center with an axis that matches a rotational center. A shaft tip unit is provided at a lower end section of the shaft unit. The shaft tip unit includes a ring member provided in a movable manner centering around the axis and a member that c ...


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Colin Laird Lazier, Adam Frederick Brock, Paul David Franklin: Random access optimization for redundancy coded data storage systems. AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, Davis Wright Tremaine, December 26, 2017: US09853662 (6 worldwide citation)

Techniques described and suggested herein include systems and methods for optimizing random access characteristics for data archives stored on data storage systems using redundancy coding techniques. For example, redundancy coded shards, which may include identity shards that contain unencoded origi ...


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Sunil Chintakindi: Road frustration index risk mapping and mitigation. Allstate Insurance Company, Banner & Witcoff, December 26, 2017: US09851214 (5 worldwide citation)

A system for determining a road frustration index value includes a vehicle and a user computing device within the vehicle and a remote computing system, where a telematics system associated with the vehicle senses a speed of the vehicle. The computing device calculates, in near real-time and based o ...