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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 (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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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).


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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 ...