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Donald J Barnickel, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Henry Kafka, Thomas M Willis III: Communication system, guided wave switch and methods for use therewith. AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, Ed Guntin, Bruce E Stuckman, January 23, 2018: US09876264 (22 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a guided wave switch that selectively aligns an end of the first dielectric core of a first conductorless guided wave cable with an end of a selected one of a plurality of second dielectric cores of at least one second conductorless guided ...


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Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M Willis III: Guided-wave transmission device with non-fundamental mode propagation and methods for use therewith. AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, Ed Guntin, Bruce E Stuckman, January 23, 2018: US09876570 (22 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a coupler that includes a tapered collar that surrounds a transmission wire. A coaxial coupler, that surrounds at least a portion of the transmission wire, guides an electromagnetic wave to the tapered collar. The tapered collar couples the ...


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Dong Seok Cho, Hoon Kim: Home appliance and home network system using the same. Samsung Electronics, Staas & Halsey, January 23, 2018: US09876651 (15 worldwide citation)

A home network system has a home appliance, a portable terminal to receive a control command associated with the home appliance, and an access point to allow the home appliance or the portable terminal to be connected to a wide area network (WAN), wherein the access point notifies the home appliance ...


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Ammar Al Ali: Arm mountable portable patient monitor. MASIMO CORPORATION, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 23, 2018: US09872623 (11 worldwide citation)

An arm mountable portable patient monitoring device configured for both on patient monitoring of parameter measurements using one or more sensors operatively connected to the portable patient monitoring device and wireless transmission of parameter measurements. The arm mountable portable patient mo ...


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Ronald Coverston, Michael Lee: Sensor adapter cable. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 23, 2018: US09876320 (11 worldwide citation)

A sensor adapter cable provides medical personnel with the convenience of utilizing otherwise incompatible optical sensors with multiple blood parameter plug-ins to a physiological monitor, where the plug-ins each have keyed connectors that mechanically lock-out incompatible sensors in addition read ...


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Assaf Natanzon, Leehod Baruch, Jehuda Shemer, Saar Cohen, Slavik Neymer: Asynchronous replication. EMC IP Holding Company, Krishnendu Gupta, Konrad R Lee, January 23, 2018: US09875042 (10 worldwide citation)

A method, system, and computer program product for use in a replication environment comprising intercepting an IO sent from a host to a storage device in a splitter, marking information about the IO in a tracking structure, sending the IO to the storage device, and sending the IO to a replication de ...


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Anestis Panidis, Assaf Natanzon, Saar Cohen: Recovering corrupt storage systems. EMC Corporation, Staniford Tomita, January 23, 2018: US09875162 (10 worldwide citation)

A method and system for recovering a corrupt storage system is discussed. A request to recover the system may be received. A backup snapshot for the last point-in-time the system was stable may be synthesized. A difference may be identified between that backup snapshot and the current system. The di ...


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Karl Kay, Donald R High, Michael D Atchley: Shopping facility assistance systems, devices, and methods to identify security and safety anomalies. Wal Mart Stores, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, January 23, 2018: US09875502 (9 worldwide citation)

A central computer system is configured to simultaneously task various ones of a plurality of motorized transport units to temporarily attach to a corresponding mobile item container and to move the temporarily-attached mobile item container in a retail shopping facility in correspondence to the mov ...


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Donald R High, Michael D Atchley, David C Winkle: Method and apparatus for transporting a plurality of stacked motorized transport units. Wal Mart Stores, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, January 23, 2018: US09875503 (9 worldwide citation)

A housing contains a plurality of motorized transport units in a stacked relationship to one another, with a bottom-most one of the plurality of motorized transport units serving as a locomotion mechanism that selectively causes movement of the housing with the plurality of motorized transport units ...


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Jon Henri, Dennis M Hausmann, Bart J van Schravendijk, Shane Tang, Karl F Leeser: Selective inhibition in atomic layer deposition of silicon-containing films. Lam Research Corporation, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, January 23, 2018: US09875891 (8 worldwide citation)

Methods of selectively inhibiting deposition of silicon-containing films deposited by atomic layer deposition are provided. Selective inhibition involves exposure of an adsorbed layer of a silicon-containing precursor to a hydrogen-containing inhibitor, and in some instances, prior to exposure of th ...