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Interference

In the law of Patents, the presence of two pending applications, or an existing patent and a pending application that encompass an identical invention or discovery.

When interference exists, the Patent and Trademark Office conducts an investigation to ascertain the priority of invention between the conflicting applications, or the application and the patent. A patent is customarily granted to the earlier invention.

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A new wave interference technique is used to explore the effects of the stub and offset lengths for BSFs that consist of several stubs and can also estimate the transmission properties of each structure by using this qualitative analysis.
Mazari, "Modeling of integrated circuits susceptibility to conducted continuous wave interference using neural networks," IET Electron.
Now Fujitsu Laboratories has developed radio wave simulation technology that automatically incorporates the site's three-dimensional image data and video of people's movement to automatically determine installation points for wireless devices, as well as technology that visualizes the actual radio wave interference situation.
Fujitsu developed technology that enables the femtocell to detect its surroundings and automatically adjust the timing, transmission power, and transmission frequency band of its communications to reduce all three types of radio wave interference. Specifically, it manages interference through the sequence described below.
The stations automatically control radio wave interference, which ensures high-quality communications and enables users to build high-speed, high-volume communications environments indoors, even when installed amid different networks, such as outdoor LTE base stations.