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William Everette Gardner, Alan Joseph Mitchell: Method for operating a fan of a nugget ice maker. Haier US Applicance Solutions, Dority & Manning P A, January 16, 2018: US09869502 (2 worldwide citation)

A method for operating a fan of a nugget ice maker is provided. The method includes monitoring a speed of an auger of the nugget ice maker while a motor of the nugget ice maker rotates the auger and the fan of the nugget ice maker runs at a stored speed. A speed of the fan is increased when the spee ...


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Bryan Allen Plummer, Parker Andrew Brown, Jibo He, Brian M Fields, Steve Roberson, Steve Cielocha, Jufeng Peng: Systems and methodologies for real-time driver gaze location determination and analysis utilizing computer vision technology. STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, Randall G Rueth, January 16, 2018: US09868352 (2 worldwide citation)

The method, system, and computer-readable medium facilitates monitoring one or more eyes of a vehicle operator during a driving session to generate a plurality of gaze location logs with gaze location values. The gaze location value may be generated by determining a location of the vehicle operator' ...


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Rodney Lance Joffe, David Link King: Domain name system and method of operating using restricted channels. Neustar, Mahamedi IP Law, January 16, 2018: US09871794 (2 worldwide citation)

A server system for a domain name system (DNS) which operates to concurrently provide both public-facing and restricted channels for receiving and handling Internet Protocol (IP) address requests from a population of computers. The server system implements an alternative DNS request handling process ...


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Anish Mittal, William Marks: Method and apparatus for providing image classification based on opacity. HERE Global, Ditthavong & Steiner P C, January 16, 2018: US09870511 (2 worldwide citation)

An approach is provided for automated classification of an image based on the fogging attributes associated with the image. The approach involves processing and/or facilitating a processing of image data associated with at least one image to cause, at least in part, an extraction of one or more fogg ...


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William M Yates: Airborne drone delivery network and method of operating same. W Morrison Consulting Group, Dentons US, January 16, 2018: US09868526 (2 worldwide citation)

An airborne drone delivery network and method of operating same that provides an effective system to deliver items to a set number of delivery locations using drones in which the drone flight path is minimized and wherein the drones may be easily retrieved and reused for delivery of additional items ...


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Venkataraman Anand, Navneet Yadav, Arivu Ramasamy, Srinivasan Komandoor Santhanam: Methods and systems for hub high availability and network load and scaling. CLOUDGENIX, GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates, January 16, 2018: US09871691 (2 worldwide citation)

A method includes receiving at a branch device an assigned first hub device and an assigned second hub device associated with a data center, establishing a VPN data tunnel to the assigned first and second hub devices, designating the first hub device as a primary device, designating the second hub d ...


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Cosimo Donno, Adam D Henderson: Femoral prosthesis with lateralized patellar groove. ZIMMER, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, January 16, 2018: US09867708 (2 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic femoral component (10) for an orthopedic prosthesis has a canted patellar groove adapted for optimal patella/component interaction, with the component configured to have a medial or lateral cant depending upon the method of implantation. The femoral component defines a distal “component ...


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James R Sheren, Anthony L Spoor, Luigi Lia, Philip Michael Kline: Valve actuating device and method of making same. EATON CORPORATION, GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates, January 16, 2018: US09869211 (2 worldwide citation)

A method of assembling a switching rocker arm assembly having an inner arm, an outer arm and a latch. The method includes indenting an outer arm surface on the outer arm, the outer arm surface defining an arcuate aperture. An inner arm surface can be indented on the inner arm at an inner arm latch s ...


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Mark Pimentel, Christopher Chang: Antibody to cytolethal distending toxin of Campylobacter jejuni. CEDARS SINAI MEDICAL CENTER, Linda B Huber, Nixon Peabody, January 16, 2018: US09869676 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods for preventing IBS, reducing the likelihood of developing IBS and/or treating IBS by administering COT inhibitors and/or COT neutralizers to a subject in need thereof are described. Methods of eliciting a specific immune response and methods of vaccinating a subject to prevent IBS or to redu ...


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Jialing Yang, Baosuo Zhou, Meihua Shen, Thorsten Lill, John Hoang: Cobalt etch back. LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, January 16, 2018: US09870899 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods of etching cobalt on substrates are provided. Some methods involve exposing the substrate to a boron-containing halide gas and an additive, and exposing the substrate to an activation gas and a plasma. Additives improve selectively depositing a thicker layer of a boron-containing halide mate ...