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Kin Chung Fong: Graphene-based bolometer. RAYTHEON BBN TECHNOLOGIES, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, January 16, 2018: US09869592 (1 worldwide citation)

A bolometer. In one embodiment a graphene sheet is configured to absorb electromagnetic waves. The graphene sheet has two contacts connected to an amplifier, and a power detector connected to the amplifier. Electromagnetic power in the evanescent electromagnetic waves is absorbed in the graphene she ...


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Michael Lau: Compact space-saving gun silencer. Michael Lau, January 16, 2018: US09869523 (1 worldwide citation)

A compact silencer (suppressor) device for a firearm comprising of multiple chambers which trap the gases from a projectile exiting the barrel of a gun to slow down the gases and reduce the temperature, sound, and flash associated with the projectile. In one embodiment, the first chamber which attac ...


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Rajesh Kumar, Brian D Hoffman, Giuseppe Maria Prisco, David Q Larkin, William C Nowlin, Frederic H Moll, Stephen J Blumenkranz, Gunter D Niemeyer, J Kenneth Salisbury Jr, Yulun Wang, Modjtaba Ghodoussi, Darrin R Uecker, James W Wright, Amante A Mangaser, Ranjan Mukherjee: Multi-user medical robotic system for collaboration or training in minimally invasive surgical procedures. Intuitive Surgical Operations, January 16, 2018: US09867671 (1 worldwide citation)

A multi-user medical robotic system for collaboration or training in minimally invasive surgical procedures includes first and second master input devices, a first slave robotic mechanism, and at least one processor configured to generate a first slave command for the first slave robotic mechanism b ...


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Amar N Ray, James P Sisul: IPv6 to IPv4 data packet migration in a trusted security zone. Spring Communications Company, January 16, 2018: US09871768 (1 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods discussed herein relate to enabling communications between IPv4 and IPv6 hosts using a communication channel in a trusted security zone associated with a first host to determine the IP-versions and/or other security features that may be present or enabled on the first host or the ...


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Lawrence Kates: Relaying communications in a wireless sensor system. Google, Colby Nipper, January 16, 2018: US09872249 (1 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments of wireless ambient sensor unit are presented. The sensor unit may include a wireless transceiver configured to transmit sensor data and to receive instructions. The sensor unit may include a sensor configured to measure an ambient condition. The sensor unit may include a control ...


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Akiyuki Tanizawa, Takeshi Chujoh, Taichiro Shiodera: Encoding device, decoding device, encoding method, and decoding method. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt L, January 16, 2018: US09872027 (1 worldwide citation)

According to an embodiment, an encoding device includes an index setting unit and an encoding unit. The index setting unit generates a common index in which reference indices of one or more reference images included in a first index and a second index are sorted in a combination so as not to include ...


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Michael T Weatherby, Scott M Slomowitz, Jason C Zerweck, William R Horan Jr: Automated helmet gas bladder maintenance system and method. Michael T Weatherby, Caesar Rivise PC, January 16, 2018: US09868046 (1 worldwide citation)

A system and method for easily and frequently checking the gas bladder pressure levels in a sports player's helmet and refilling them to maintain optimum head protection for the player. The system and method involve an electronic hand-held gas pump that wirelessly communicates with an adjacent wirel ...


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Majid Dadashikelayeh, Arman Zaribafiyan: Methods and systems for quantum ready and quantum enabled computations. 1QB INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, January 16, 2018: US09870273 (1 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provides methods, systems, and media for allowing access to quantum ready and/or quantum enabled computers in a distributed computing environment (e.g., the cloud). Such methods and systems may provide optimization and computational services on the cloud. Methods and systems o ...


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Douglas S Burchett, Michael J E Richardson: Multi-speed planetary transmission. Allison Transmission, Faegre Baker Daniels, January 16, 2018: US09869377 (1 worldwide citation)

A multi-speed transmission including a plurality of planetary gearsets and a plurality of selective couplers to achieve at least nine forward speed ratios is disclosed. The plurality of planetary gearsets may include a first planetary gearset, a second planetary gearset, a third planetary gearset, a ...


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James H Jannard, Peter Jarred Land: Cellphone with contoured surfaces. Houdinix, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 16, 2018: US09871900 (1 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a housing for a portable handheld electronic device such as a cellphone. The device has a housing, having a left side and right side. At least one of the left side and right side is provided with integral surface features or surface structures to enhance gripping the cellphone, preferab ...