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David F Sorrells, Gregory S Rawlins, Michael W Rawlins: Multiple input single output device with vector signal and bias signal inputs. Parker Vision, Thomas F Presson, September 19, 2017: US09768733

Methods and systems for vector combining power amplification are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a plurality of signals are individually amplified, then summed to form a desired time-varying complex envelope signal. Phase and/or frequency characteristics of one or more of the signals are contro ...


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Harold Vinegar, Scott Nguyen: Heater pattern for in situ thermal processing of a subsurface hydrocarbon containing formation. GENIE IP, Marc Van Dyke, Fourth Dimension IP, March 28, 2017: US09605524

Embodiments of the present invention relate to heater patterns and related methods of producing hydrocarbon fluids from a subsurface hydrocarbon-containing formation (for example, an oil shale formation) where a heater cell may be divided into nested inner and outer zones. Production wells may be lo ...


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William Banning Vail III, Tomislav Skerl: Methods and apparatus for monitoring and fixing holes in composite aircraft. Smart Drilling and Completion, Sheridan Ross P C, March 7, 2017: US09586699

Methods and apparatus are described for repairing a damaged area of an airplane fuselage made from fiber-reinforced composite material. In one embodiment, an intelligent patch is provided comprising a first electronic communication device to communicate information from at least one sensor regarding ...


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William Banning Vail III: Methods and apparatus to prevent failures of fiber-reinforced composite materials under compressive stresses caused by fluids and gases invading microfractures in the materials. Smart Drilling and Completion, Sheridan Ross P C, April 18, 2017: US09625361

Methods and apparatus are described to use real-time measurement systems to detect the onset of compression induced micro-fracturing of fiber-reinforced composite materials. Measurements are described to detect the onset of compression induced micro-fracturing of fiber-reinforced composite materials ...


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Sowmya Ballakur, Robert J Beetel, Paul Friedrichs, David Herzfeld, Andrew Wu, Denise Zarins, Mark S Leung: Devices, systems and methods for evaluation and feedback of neuromodulation treatment. Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg r l, September 5, 2017: US09750560

The present disclosure relates to devices, systems and methods for evaluating the success of a treatment applied to tissue in a patient, such as a radio frequency ablative treatment used to neuromodulate nerves associated with the renal artery. A system monitors parameters or values generated during ...


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Thomas L Michaels, Russ A Johnson, Adam S Fedenia, Wen Tang, Frank Garrett, Otakar Kudrna: Fluid collection and disposal system having interchangeable collection and other features and methods relating thereto. Allegiance Corporation, Jacob Lenzke, March 28, 2017: US09604778

Various implementations of a fluid collection system having a flexible liner are disclosed. In one exemplary variation, the fluid collection system may include a container having a top opening, a lid configured to close the top opening, and a flexible liner attached to the lid. The liner may be inte ...


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Mark L Hlavinka, Qing Yang, William B Beaulieu, Paul J Deslauriers: Polymer compositions and methods of making and using same. Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Conley Rose P C, Rodney B Carroll, Chad E Walter, May 2, 2017: US09637573

A polymer reactor-blend comprising at least a first component having a polydispersity index of greater than about 20 and is present in an amount of from about 1 wt. % to about 99 wt. % based on the total weight of the polymer and a second component having a polydispersity index of less than about 20 ...


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Liming Lau, Arnold M Escano, Jerry Jarrard, Samuel Ho, Ryan C Abbott, Arthur M Lin, Jesse McQuiston, Peter L Callas, Geoffrey H Willis, Michael C Stewart, Kimberly D Otto, Joseph N Lamberti, Kenny L Dang: Apparatus and method for regulating tissue welder jaws. MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR, Grace Doe, Kirk Swenson, Wesley Scott Ashton, April 4, 2017: US09610113

A surgical apparatus and methods for severing and welding tissue, in particular blood vessels. The apparatus includes an elongated shaft having a pair of relatively movable jaws at a distal end thereof. A first heating element on one of the jaws is adapted to heat up to a first temperature and form ...


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Rudy Beasley, Ayala Hezi Yamit, Michele Lee Silver, Christopher W Storment: Biomarker sampling in the context of neuromodulation devices, systems, and methods. Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg r l, March 21, 2017: US09597018

Methods for treating a patient using therapeutic renal neuromodulation and associated devices, systems, and methods are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present technology is directed to biomarker sampling in the context of neuromodulation devices, systems, and methods. Some embodiments, for exam ...


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Paul A Sobotka: Renal neuromodulation methods and devices for treatment of polycystic kidney disease. Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg r l, November 28, 2017: US09827042

Methods for treating polycystic kidney disease with therapeutic renal neuromodulation and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present technology is directed to methods that at least partially inhibit sympathetic neural activity in nerves proximate a renal artery of ...



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