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Sung Je Kim, Laksheswar Kalita, Yogita Pareek, Ankur Kadam, Prerna Sonthalia Goradia, Bipin Thakur, Dmitry Lubomirsky: Generation of compact alumina passivation layers on aluminum plasma equipment components. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, February 27, 2018: US09903020 (12 worldwide citation)

A process for generating a compact alumina passivation layer on an aluminum component includes rinsing the component in deionized water for at least one minute, drying it for at least one minute, and exposing it to concentrated nitric acid, at a temperature below 10° C., for one to 30 minutes. The p ...


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Neil Kusens: Method for determining whether an individual leaves a prescribed virtual perimeter. CERNER INNOVATION, Shook Hardy & Bacon, February 27, 2018: US09905113 (8 worldwide citation)

A method and system that allows healthcare providers, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other persons to monitor disabled, elderly or other high-risk individuals to prevent or reduce falls and/or mitigate the impact of a fall by delivering automated notification of “at risk” behavior and fal ...


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Bryan James Donlan, Colin Laird Lazier: Incremental media size extension for grid encoded data storage systems. AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, Davis Wright Tremaine, February 27, 2018: US09904589 (8 worldwide citation)

Techniques for incrementally increasing media size in data storage systems using grid encoded data storage techniques are described herein. A grid of shards is created where each shard of the grid of shards has a first index, a second index and each shard also has an associated storage device config ...


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Arnd Christian Konig, Igor Dvorkin, Manish Kumar, Sudip Roy: Performance anomaly diagnosis. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Rainier Patents P S, February 27, 2018: US09904584 (7 worldwide citation)

The described implementations relate to tunable predicate discovery. One implementation is manifest as a method for obtaining a data set and determining anomaly scores for anomalies of an attribute of interest in the data set. The method can also generate a ranked list of predicates based on the ano ...


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In Sang Ryu, Kyoung Pyo Ha, You Sang Son, Kiyoung Kwon: Apparatus and method for controlling engine. HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, Brinks Gilson & Lione, February 27, 2018: US09903281 (6 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for controlling an engine provided with a continuously variable valve timing (CVVT) device disposed on an intake valve side, and with a continuous variable valve duration (CVVD) device and a continuously variable valve timing (CVVT) disposed on an exhaust valve side ...


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Quentin P Herr, Aaron A Pesetski, Pavel Borodulin: Superconductor circuits with active termination. Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell & Tummino, February 27, 2018: US09905900 (6 worldwide citation)

A microwave circuit is provided that comprises a plurality of transmission lines each configured to receive and propagate a respective waveform signal of a plurality of waveform signals, and a combiner that receives and combines the plurality of waveform signals from outputs of the plurality of tran ...


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Paul V Cooper: Molten metal rotor with hardened top. Molten Metal Equipment Innovations, Sneel & Wilmer L, February 27, 2018: US09903383 (6 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the invention are directed to a rotor for a molten metal pump and a molten metal pump including the rotor. The rotor has a main body and a top comprised of a material that is at least twice as hard as the main body. The top, among other things, may form a first portion of each rotor b ...


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Sreenath Kurupati: Method and apparatus to detect non-human users on computer systems. Akamai Technologies, David H Judson, February 27, 2018: US09906544 (5 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for malicious non-human user detection on computing devices are described. The method includes collecting, by a processing device, raw data corresponding to a user action, converting, by the processing device, the raw data to features, wherein the features represent characteristi ...


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WONG COLIN IRVIN: MESURE DE FLUX DEMISSION FUGITIVE, FUGITIVE EMISSION FLUX MEASUREMENT. WONG COLIN IRVIN, GOLDER ASSOCIATES, GOWLING WLG, February 27, 2018: CA2655279 (5 worldwide citation)

A method of obtaining a fugitive emission flux measurement of airborne matter is provided. The method involves measuring the airborne matter along one or more than one measurement plane that spans the fugitive emission using two or more than two measurement beam paths where each of the two or more t ...