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ALPHA-AMYLASE VARIANTS. January 11, 2018: US20180007917-A1

A variant polypeptide having alpha-amylase activity, wherein the variant has an amino acid sequence which, when aligned with the alpha-amylase comprising the sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2, comprises at least one substitution of an amino acid residue. Such a variant polypeptide may be used in the ...


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Submerged, self-sustained waterborne data center facility. January 11, 2018: US20180010817-A1

A self-sustained, submerged waterborne data center facility that utilizes a closed-looped heat management system that is both energy-efficient and cost-effective is disclosed. Embodiments employ a closed-looped, energy efficient, cost effective thermal management system that leverages natural resour ...


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METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING VEHICLES AND DRONES. January 11, 2018: US20180012319-A1

Embodiments are provided for controlling a fleet of vehicles and drones. The vehicles are directed to respectively drop off passenger groups at multiple locations. Routes are calculated routes for the vehicles to respectively pick up the passenger groups from the multiple locations based on predicte ...


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DATA PROCESSING. January 11, 2018: US20180013673-A1

A method of routing messages includes receiving a request message from an originating device to be forwarded to one of a plurality of target devices, the request message having a first network address as a source address identifying the originating device. The first network address of the request me ...


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SPUTTERING TARGET AND/OR COIL, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SAME. January 11, 2018: US20180010241-A1

A sputtering target and/or a coil disposed at a periphery of a plasma-generating region for confining plasma are provided. The target and/or coil has a surface to be eroded having a hydrogen content of 500 μL/cm2 or less. In dealing with reduction in hydrogen content of the surface of the target and ...


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SEWING MACHINE AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM. BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, January 11, 2018: US20180010273-A1

A sewing machine includes a sewing portion sewing an embroidery pattern on a cloth, a first storage portion storing the stitch data and pattern data, a display portion, a processor, and a memory storing computer-readable instructions. The computer-readable instructions, executed by the processor, in ...


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SEWING MACHINE. BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, January 11, 2018: US20180010275-A1

A sewing machine includes an arm portion, a thread spool mounting portion, a bobbin winder, a first guide portion, a second guide portion, and a partition wall member. The arm portion is provided with a drive shaft extending in a first direction. The thread spool mounting portion includes a thread s ...


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Pushable Multi-Fiber Connector. January 11, 2018: US20180011261-A1

Multi-fiber, fiber optic cable assemblies may be configured so that the terminal ends of the cables have pre-assembled back-post assemblies that include pre-assembled ferrules, such as MPO ferrules that meet the requisite tolerances needed for fiber optic transmissions. To protect the pre-assembled ...


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OPTICAL RECEPTACLE AND OPTICAL MODULE. January 11, 2018: US20180011265-A1

An optical receptacle includes: an optical receptacle body; two supporters which are connected to a respective end of the optical receptacle body, wherein each supporter is connected to one end of the optical receptacle body at a central portion of the respective supporter, and the two supporters fa ...


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WATER/OIL REPELLENT COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR ITS PRODUCTION, AND ARTICLE. ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, January 11, 2018: US20180010290-A1

To provide a water/oil repellent composition whereby it is possible to obtain an article which is excellent in each of water-repellency, oil-repellency, washing durability, heavy rain durability and texture, a method for producing said composition, and an article which is excellent in each of water- ...