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Chen Hua Yu, Sung Feng Yeh, Ming Fa Chen: Semiconductor structure and a manufacturing method thereof. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, WPAT P C Intellectual Property Attorneys, Anthony King, January 2, 2018: US09859254 (38 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor structure includes a substrate including a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface and a recess extending from the first surface towards the second surface, a first die at least partially disposed within the recess and including a first die substrate and a first ...


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Irwin Gerszberg, George Blandino: Method and communication node for broadband distribution. AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, Ed Guntin, Bruce E Stuckman, January 2, 2018: US09860075 (23 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a communication node having a modem that receives first data streams from a source communication node via a first plurality of twisted pair transmission lines. A multiplexer selects a first subset of the first data streams and a second subs ...


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Florian Ciurea, Kartik Venkataraman, Gabriel Molina, Dan Lelescu: Systems and methods for estimating depth and visibility from a reference viewpoint for pixels in a set of images captured from different viewpoints. FotoNation Cayman, KPPB, January 2, 2018: US09858673 (11 worldwide citation)

Systems in accordance with embodiments of the invention can perform parallax detection and correction in images captured using array cameras. Due to the different viewpoints of the cameras, parallax results in variations in the position of objects within the captured images of the scene. Methods in ...


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Steven R Robinson: Expansion joint for longitudinal load transfer. Schul International Company, Crain Caton & James P C, James E Hudson III, January 2, 2018: US09856641 (9 worldwide citation)

An expansion joint design for supporting transfer loads. The system includes an elongated core and at least one longitudinal load-transfer member which are bonded together.


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David Michael Dunford, Patrick Ayoub, Rob Frayer: Vehicle active side vent system. SRG GLOBAL, RMCK Law Group, January 2, 2018: US09855981 (8 worldwide citation)

An active side vent system for a vehicle can include a housing disposed in a side vent opening defined by a recessed surface in a rear portion of a front fender of the vehicle, a set of louvers disposed in the housing and configured to pivot such that (i) in an open position, none of the set of louv ...


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Anthony M Fadell, Matthew L Rogers, David Sloo, Michael Plitkins, Shigefumi Honjo, John B Filson, Michael J Matas, Fred Bould, Brian Huppi: Thermostat user interface. Google, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, January 2, 2018: US09857961 (8 worldwide citation)

An occupancy sensing electronic thermostat is described that includes a thermostat body, an electronic display that is viewable by a user in front of the thermostat, a passive infrared sensor for measuring infrared energy and an infrared energy directing element formed integrally with a front surfac ...


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KING DAVID WILLIAM, SCHWARZ ALEXANDER, HUNTER STEPHEN JOHN: METHODE ET APPAREILLAGE PERMETTANT LA GESTION AUTOMATIQUE DE CONFIGURATION SPECIFIQUE A LEMPLACEMENT DUN COMPTEUR AMOVIBLE, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC LOCATION-SPECIFIC CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT OF A REMOVABLE METER UNIT. IPS GROUP, IPS GROUP, SMART & BIGGAR, January 2, 2018: CA2650195 (8 worldwide citation)

A meter apparatus and method of operating a removable meter apparatus are described. The meter apparatus includes a tag associated with unique tag identification information and configured to be permanently affixed to a location housing at a unique physical location, and includes a removable meter u ...


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Benjamin Hindson, Serge Saxonov, Kevin Ness, Paul Hardenbol, Michael Schnall Levin, Mirna Jarosz: Methods and systems for processing polynucleotides. 10X GENOMICS, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, January 2, 2018: US09856530 (7 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provides compositions, methods, systems, and devices for polynucleotide processing. Such polynucleotide processing may be useful for a variety of applications, including polynucleotide sequencing.


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Robert M Stockman, Richard W Stockman, Shaun Brandon Sirotiak: Capacitor with multiple elements for multiple replacement applications. American Radionic Company, Fish & Richardson P C, January 2, 2018: US09859060 (7 worldwide citation)

An apparatus includes a case having an elliptical cross-section capable of receiving a plurality of capacitive elements. One or more of the capacitive elements provide at least one capacitor having a first capacitor terminal and a second capacitor terminal. The apparatus also includes a cover assemb ...


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Hyun Jung Kim, Bong Jin Lee: LED driving apparatus and lighting apparatus including same. Samsung Electronics, Sughrue Mion PLLC, January 2, 2018: US09860955 (7 worldwide citation)

A light emitting diode (LED) driving apparatus includes: a power supply circuit supplying driving power to a first LED group and a second LED group, the first LED group and the second LED group being configured to emit light having different color temperatures; a current controlling circuit controll ...