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USE OF PREDEFINED BLOCK POINTERS TO REDUCE DUPLICATE STORAGE OF CERTAIN DATA IN A STORAGE SUBSYSTEM OF A STORAGE SERVER. NetApp, January 11, 2018: US20180011657-A1

A method and system for eliminating the redundant allocation and deallocation of special data on disk, wherein the redundant allocation and deallocation of special data on disk is eliminated by providing an innovate technique for specially allocating special data of a storage system. Specially alloc ...


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AUTOMATED MIGRATION OF FILE RECALLED BY SPECIFIC APPLICATION. January 11, 2018: US20180011659-A1

In a hierarchical storage memory (HSM), a file recalled by a specific application is migrated as soon as possible after completion of the application process. Specifically, the effective UID of a specific process is preregistered on an HSM client. After a recall operation is performed on a certain f ...


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Flushless Transactional Layer. Microsoft Technology Licensing, January 11, 2018: US20180011664-A1

Writing data to storage utilizing a diverged thread for asynchronous write operations is provided. On a first thread, an analysis engine analyzes and identifies changed information to write to storage and an I/O manager copies the writes into buffers and places the buffers into a queue, while on a s ...


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COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COMPREHENSIVELY IDENTIFYING DECLINED SERVICES FROM SERVICE WRITE UP RECORDS. January 11, 2018: US20180012266-A1

Computer implemented methods and systems are disclosed for automatically identifying declined services from service records by extracting information from fields in the service record, analyzing the extracted information to identify issues found and issues addressed in the service record, comparing ...


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METHOD OF AND SYSTEM FOR FLAME SENSING AND DIAGNOSTIC. Lennox, January 11, 2018: US20180010823-A1

A method of determining presence of a flame in a furnace of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The method comprises determining, using a controller, whether a processor signal (G) is active, responsive to a determination that the processor signal (G) is active, determining, ...


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ARCHITECTURE FOR IMPLEMENTING A VIRTUALIZATION ENVIRONMENT AND APPLIANCE. January 11, 2018: US20180011732-A1

An improved architecture is provided which enables significant convergence of the components of a system to implement virtualization. The infrastructure is VM-aware, and permits scaled out converged storage provisioning to allow storage on a per-VM basis, while identifying I/O coming from each VM. T ...


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SEED DELIVERY APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS. January 11, 2018: US20180007824-A1

An apparatus and methods for delivering seed from a metering device to a furrow. In one embodiment, a seed meter entrains and releases seed from a seed disc at a seed release location. The released seed is directed into a seed conveyor by a loading wheel. The seed conveyor conveys the seed toward th ...


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PROSTHESIS HAVING PIVOTING FENESTRATION. January 11, 2018: US20180008397-A1

The present disclosure relates to an endoluminal prosthesis, such as a stent graft that includes one or more fenestrations to accommodate endovascular disease, such as an aneurysm in cases where one or more side branches is involved. In one aspect, the prosthesis includes fenestrations that are pivo ...


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CONTAINER. January 11, 2018: US20180007957-A1

A container comprising a main body and a lid which define a chamber for a recipient product. A portion of the container is provided with a sensate substance which is released into the chamber to impart an organoleptic characteristic to a recipient product within said chamber.


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PAD ASSEMBLIES FOR A PROTECTIVE SPORTS HELMET. January 11, 2018: US20180007992-A1

A pad assembly is provided for use with a protective sports helmet in a contact sport, the helmet having an opening. The pad assembly includes a pad member within a pad housing, and a retainer having a projection that fits within the helmet opening. The pad assembly also includes a cap detachably co ...