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 (5 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 ...

Makoto Muraki: Toy top. TOMY COMPANY, Staas & Halsey, December 26, 2017: US09849395 (4 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 ...

Kwabena Benoni Abboa Offei, Maurice Courtois: Enabling video viewer interaction. WEW Entertainment Corporation, Choate Hall & Stewart, December 26, 2017: US09854317 (4 worldwide citation)

An example process includes: storing a profile of a user of an interactive video system; receiving a selection from a computing device of the user to watch a channel of video that is available through the interactive video system; adding, based on the selection, at least some of the identifying info ...

Marcelo M Lamego: Tissue profile wellness monitor. MASIMO CORPORATION, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 26, 2017: US09848807 (4 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 ...

Bret Kugelmass: Unmanned aerial vehicle and methods for controlling same. Airphrame, Run8 Patent Group, Peter Miller, December 26, 2017: US09851716 (3 worldwide citation)

One variation of a method for imaging an area of interest includes: within a user interface, receiving a selection for a set of interest points on a digital map of a physical area and receiving a selection for a resolution of a geospatial map; identifying a ground area corresponding to the set of in ...

Smriti Narang, Prashanth Ramachandran, Liang Yun Wang, Andrew William Stebbins, Jay D Logue: Remote alarm hushing. Google, Colby Nipper, December 26, 2017: US09854425 (3 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices may be used to remotely hushing an event notification by receiving, from a sensor of the electronic device, an indication that a measured level has surpassed a notification threshold. In response to the indication, generating an advertising packet including an event notification ...

Lester Hensley: Flexible expansion joint seal. EMSEAL JOINT SYSTEMS, MKG, December 26, 2017: US09850662 (3 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 ...

Raghuprasad Prasad, Mahantesh M Ambaljeri, Amitabh Mehta: Selective image backup using trained image classifier. EMC IP Holding Company, Van Pelt Yi & James, December 26, 2017: US09852361 (3 worldwide citation)

Image backup using a trained image classifier is disclosed. In various embodiments, an image classifier is applied to a plurality of images to identify one or more images to be included in a save set of images. The save set of images are selectively stored to a second location according to one or mo ...

Guohong Mao, Xiaodan Yu: Non-caloric sweeteners and methods for synthesizing. Conagen, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, Byron V Olsen, December 26, 2017: US09850270 (3 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are steviol glycosides referred to as rebaudioside V and rebaudioside W. Also disclosed are methods for producing rebaudioside M (Reb M), rebausoside G (Reb G), rebaudioside KA (Reb KA), rebaudioside V (Reb V) and rebaudioside (Reb W).

Timothy Carlyle Shaw, Jim Tom Belesiu, Paul Henry Dietz, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Dennis J Mathias: Pressure sensitive key normalization. Microsoft Technology Licensing, December 26, 2017: US09852855 (3 worldwide citation)

Pressure sensitive key techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a device includes at least one pressure sensitive key having a flexible contact layer spaced apart from a sensor substrate by a spacer layer, the flexible contact layer configured to flex responsive to pressure to conta ...