Dallas Invents: 101 Patents Granted for Week of July 21

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Allstate's accident re-creation using augmented reality
AT&T's 5D edge cloud network design
Blacktop Plus' therapeutic elastic sports tape
• IBM's smart garment
• Kwikboost's mobile device charging stations
• State Farm's trip-based vehicle insurance
• Toyota's co-pilot and conversational companion
• Globus Medical's artificial spinal disk prothesis

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. By tracking both inventors and assignees in the region, we aim to provide a broader view of the region’s inventive activity. Listings are organized by Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC). 

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of July 21, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

101 patents granted    Ranked No. 10 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 17
International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk, NY) 4
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc.(Plano) 4
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 3
Sandisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 7

UNASSIGNED 8


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Allen Brittain (Flower Mound) 2
Levi Bilbrey (Fort Worth) 2
Mansoor Ali Shah Mohammed (Plano) 2
Patrick W. Bosshart (Plano) 2
Subil M. Abraham (Lewisville) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

201 days
Integrated trench capacitor formed in an epitaxial layer
Patent No.: 10720490-B2
Assignee: Texas Instruments Inc.(Dallas)
Inventors: He Lin (Frisco), Jiao Jia (Chengdu,CN), Manoj Jain (Plano), Yunlong Liu (Chengdu,CN)

2,598 days
Pet door enclosure system
Patent No.: 10716284-B2
Assignee:Doskocil Manufacturing Co.(Arlington)
Inventor: David Link (Costa Mesa, CA)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Combine harvester concave bar and separator grate
Patent No. 10716260 

Inventor(s): Brian G. Robertson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Sam Sokhansanj PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15856381 on 12/28/2017 (936 days app to issue)

Abstract: A concave grate, concave bar, or concave rod assembly and configuration for threshing operations of a combine harvester is disclosed having concave bars or rods configured at various angles and positions such that they maximize threshing throughput. T concave bar assembly can include an elongated bar having a semi-cylindrical or partially round configuration. Further, the elongated bar can include a partial cut-out, notch, or channel longitudinally extending the length of the elongated bar, and wherein the elongated bar can be configured to be secured to a concave of the combine harvester. Here, the partial cut-out, notch, or channel further can include a first sloped or raised surface. Further, the first sloped or raised surface can be configured to make contact with one or more grains of a crop material, thereby effectively and efficiently separating the the one or more grains from the crop material.

[A01F] THRESHING (combines A01D 41/00); BALING OF STRAW, HAY OR THE LIKE; STATIONARY APPARATUS OR HAND TOOLS FOR FORMING OR BINDING STRAW, HAY OR THE LIKE INTO BUNDLES; CUTTING OF STRAW, HAY OR THE LIKE; STORING AGRICULTURAL OR HORTICULTURAL PRODUCE (arrangements for making or setting stacks in connection with harvesting A01D 85/00)


Method for facilitating plant growth
Patent No. 10716267 

Inventor(s): W. Robert Womack (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15444158 on 02/27/2017 (1240 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for growing plants and seeds may include blending a polyacrylamide polymer with the uppermost portion of the soil, usually top 1 inch of the soil at a rate of around 1 pound polyacrylamide per 100 square feet of soil. The polyacrylamide attaches to the roots of the plant and acts as an extension of the root system facilitating the uptake of water by the plant and increasing the soil permeability around the root system. The method also improves germination of the seeds and facilitates the growth of the resulting plants. The method may be utilized with a variety of plants, sod, and trees.

[A01G] HORTICULTURE; CULTIVATION OF VEGETABLES, FLOWERS, RICE, FRUIT, VINES, HOPS, OR SEAWEED; FORESTRY; WATERING (picking of fruits, vegetables, hops, or the like A01D 46/00; plant reproduction by tissue culture techniques A01H 4/00; devices for topping or skinning onions or flower bulbs A23N 15/08; propagating unicellular algae C12N 1/12; plant cell culture C12N 5/00)


Pet door enclosure system
Patent No. 10716284 

Inventor(s): David Link (Costa Mesa, CA)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13913625 on 06/10/2013 (2598 days app to issue)

Abstract: The door system disclosed herein includes a frame and a door fabricated from a plurality of horizontal and vertical wire rods. The door may have an inverted hook which is aligned to a horizontal wire rod of the frame when the door is pivoted to the closed position. To close the door, the door is dropped so that the horizontal wire rod of the frame is traversed into the inverted hook. At this point, the animal inside of the pet crate cannot open the door by pushing on the door. Rather, the door must be raised so that the inverted hook clears the horizontal wire rod of the frame to pivot the door to the opened position.

[A01K] ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS


Magnetic tool holder
Patent No. 10716413 

Inventor(s): Stanley D Winnard (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Booth Albanesi Schroeder PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16530952 on 08/02/2019 (354 days app to issue)

Abstract: A magnetic tool holder has a frame for maintaining magnetic panels in position. Each of the magnetic panels has an upper surface for magnetic attachment and longitudinal sides defining longitudinal stepped edges. The longitudinal members of the frame have a longitudinal lip which cooperates with a stepped edge of the magnetic panels. A base member is attached to the frame and supports the magnetic panels keeping the top surfaces of the panels exposed for attachment.

[A47F] SPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS, OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS


Method and apparatus for delivering a shape memory article to a surgical site
Patent No. 10716562 

Inventor(s): Alan B. Miller (Jamison, PA), Richard Thomas Briganti (Philadelphia, PA), Shawn T. Huxel (Lawrenceville, NJ)
Assignee(s): OsteoMed LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15591870 on 05/10/2017 (1168 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention pertains to a method and apparatus for delivering an article formed of a shape memory alloy to a surgical implantation site. The apparatus may include a body having a passage for receiving the proximal portion of the shape memory article, the passage being shaped to substantially prevent the shape memory article from deforming in accordance with its shape memory properties when the proximal portion of the shape memory article is positioned in the passage. An exemplary involves placing the distal portions of legs of a staple in at least one passage in a constraining device that substantially constrains the legs from deforming; and placing the proximal portions of the legs of the staple in at least one passage in an apparatus that, independently of the constraining device, substantially prevents the legs from deforming.

[A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48)


Artificial spinal disk prothesis
Patent No. 10716599 

Inventor(s): Jeff Phelps (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): Globus Medical, Inc. (Audubon, PA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16046000 on 07/26/2018 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: Intervertebral endoprosthesis discs suitable for surgical implantation between two vertebrae having and methods thereof. The prosthetic disc may have an endoprosthesis body including an anterior region and a posterior region designed to be positioned between a first vertebra and a second vertebra with a first and second movable insert positioned rotatably in anterior cavities and is rotatable to adjust the fasteners.

[A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48)


Gaze stabilization system and method
Patent No. 10716730 

Inventor(s): Michael Budagher (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): OVARD, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14818042 on 08/04/2015 (1813 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method are provided that allow a practitioner to rotate a human subject”s head in three-dimensional space using a robotic arm with a head mount attached to one end, while the subject is focused on a visual target. The robotic arm is controlled by a computer system operatively coupled to the various sensors and drive motors embedded with the robotic arm.

[A61H] PHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY (electrotherapy, magnetotherapy, radiation therapy, ultrasound therapy A61N)


Methods of using a dual-lumen sheath in intraluminal procedures
Patent No. 10716921 

Inventor(s): Phillip D. Purdy (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Endophys Holdings, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15138127 on 04/25/2016 (1548 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are sheaths that comprise a first sheath member having a first passageway, a first length, and a first proximal end defined by a first valve apparatus configured to seal the first passageway, the first passageway having a first passageway diameter at a location in the first passageway; and a second sheath member coupled to the first sheath member, the second sheath member having a second passageway and a second length, the second passageway having a second passageway diameter at a location in the second passageway; where the first passageway and the second passageway are separate from each other and not co-axial, the first length is different from the second length, and the first and second sheath members are positioned beside each other for a portion of their first and second lengths.

[A61M] DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY (introducing media into or onto the bodies of animals A61D 7/00; means for inserting tampons A61F 13/26; devices for administering food or medicines orally A61J; containers for collecting, storing or administering blood or medical fluids A61J 1/05); DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY (surgery A61B; chemical aspects of surgical articles A61L; magnetotherapy using magnetic elements placed within the body A61N 2/10); DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR [5]


Pilates exercise system and method of use
Patent No. 10716966 

Inventor(s): Jeremy Latronica (Arlington, TX), Miguel J. Latronica (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16222411 on 12/17/2018 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pilates exercise system includes a pair of forward vertical members and a pair of rear vertical members extending upward from a base; a frame positioned at a top of the vertical members, the frame having one or more poles pivotally engaged with one or more framing members; the one or more poles to pivot from a horizontal to a vertical position; a platform assembly slidingly housed within the base, the platform assembly is to slide on a first track and a second track, the platform assembly, having a lower section to engage with the first track and the second track; a middle section slidingly engaged with the lower section; and an upper section pivotally attached to the middle section; and attachment elements secured to the vertical members and to provide locations for attachment of exercise equipment.

[A63B] APPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT (apparatus for passive exercising, massage A61H)


Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features
Patent No. 10716973 

Inventor(s): Eric A. Larson (Arlington, TX), Joshua M. Boggs (Aledo, TX), Kevin Harper (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16164616 on 10/18/2018 (642 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball where the face has multiple thickness regions. The face has a center region, an upper region, a lower region, a toe region, and a heel region. The upper and lower regions have a ramped thickness extending from a center region to an upper and lower edge of the face. The heel and toe regions have a constant face thickness and have a thickness less than the other regions. Additionally, the club head body has a flange where the face is welded to the club head body. The flange has a thickness that is greater than the thickness of the heel and toe regions of the face.

[A63B] APPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT (apparatus for passive exercising, massage A61H)


Co-crystal forms of a novobiocin analog and proline
Patent No. 10717755 

Inventor(s): Christopher S. Seadeek (West Lafayette, IN), Jared P. Smit (Lafayette, IN), John Allen Walling (Cisco, TX), Melanie J. Bevill (West Lafayette, IN), Xin Jiang (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16265256 on 02/01/2019 (536 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are co-crystal forms of N-(2-(5-(((2R,3R,4S,5R)-3,4-dihydroxy-5-methoxy-6,6-dimethyltetra-hydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)oxy)-3-fluoro-[1,1-biphenyl]-2-yl)ethyl)-acetamide and L-proline or D-proline, their pharmaceutical compositions, processes of manufacture, and methods of use for treating neurodegenerative disorders such as diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

[A01N] PRESERVATION OF BODIES OF HUMANS OR ANIMALS OR PLANTS OR PARTS THEREOF (preservation of food or foodstuff A23); BIOCIDES, e.g. AS DISINFECTANTS, AS PESTICIDES OR AS HERBICIDES (preparations for medical, dental or toilet purposes which kill or prevent the growth or proliferation of unwanted organisms A61K); PEST REPELLANTS OR ATTRACTANTS; PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS (mixtures of pesticides with fertilisers C05G)


 

O P E R A T I O N S  &  T R A N S P O R T

Lens holder and method of use
Patent No. 10717169 

Inventor(s): John Guerra (Dallas, TX), Pamela Anne McClimans (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d”Optique) (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15540234 on 11/06/2015 (1719 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lens holder assembly ([b]49[/b]) and method of using the lens holder assembly ([b]49[/b]) to mark an ophthalmic lens ([b]3[/b]) is provided. The lens holder assembly ([b]49[/b]) comprises a stem ([b]61[/b]) having a central axis and a first opening ([b]5[/b]) extending along the central axis of the body ([b]65[/b]), a second opening ([b]7[/b]) integrated within the stem ([b]61[/b]) such that the second opening ([b]7[/b]) is substantially parallel to the first opening ([b]5[/b]), and at least one illumination source positioned within the second opening ([b]7[/b]). The illumination source is capable of emitting light through the second opening ([b]7[/b]) for illuminating at least a portion of an ophthalmic lens ([b]3[/b]). At least a portion of the lens ([b]3[/b]) is placed over the first opening ([b]5[/b]). Suction is applied to the lens ([b]3[/b]), and a marking is applied to a surface of the lens ([b]3[/b]).

[B24B] MACHINES, DEVICES, OR PROCESSES FOR GRINDING OR POLISHING (by electro-erosion B23H; abrasive or related blasting B24C; electrolytic etching or polishing C25F 3/00); DRESSING OR CONDITIONING OF ABRADING SURFACES; FEEDING OF GRINDING, POLISHING, OR LAPPING AGENTS [2]


Agriculture storage bags and method to make same
Patent No. 10717226 

Inventor(s): Brad A. Cobler (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Poly-America, L.P. (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15496055 on 04/25/2017 (1183 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to improvements for agricultural storage bags, more specifically agricultural storage bags having improved shock, tear and puncture resistance, and enhanced stretching properties. The agricultural storage bag has an embossed pattern of a plurality of embossed regions that are comprised of a plurality of linear embosses. Each embossed region is separated by a continuous unembossed region. Further disclosed is a method for forming the improved agricultural storage bags from a collapsed tube formed by a blown film extrusion process. More than one set of intermeshing rollers may be used to apply the embossed pattern to the improved agricultural storage bags. Once the storage bags are embossed, a folding operation may fold the bags into a plurality of annular folds so that the bags may be used with an agricultural bagging machine.

[B29C] SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING (making preforms B29B 11/00; making laminated products by combining previously unconnected layers which become one product whose layers will remain together B32B 37/00-B32B 41/00) [4]


Selectively activated frangible bonding system
Patent No. 10717261 

Inventor(s): Jared Mark Paulson (Fort Worth, TX), Thomas S. Chiang (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15788506 on 10/19/2017 (1006 days app to issue)

Abstract: An intentionally activated frangible bonding system comprises a frangible adhesive, adhesive primer, composite material matrix, and/or the like, having a polydispersion of at least one additive spread throughout the frangible bonding material. The additive degrades a bond provided by the frangible bonding material, upon application of a specific energy to the frangible bonding material. An energy emitter is configured to selectively direct the specific energy toward a structure or assembly comprising components bonded by the frangible bonding material to degrade the frangible bonding material bonding the components for disassembly.

[B32B] LAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM


Mounting device with an anti-rotation feature
Patent No. 10717335 

Inventor(s): Mikhal el Arculli (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15953358 on 04/13/2018 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mounting device with an anti-rotation feature is provided. The mounting device includes a base including a cavity adapted to receive a portion of a shock absorber assembly. The base provides for movement of the shock absorber assembly relative to a vehicle body in at least one degree of freedom. The base substantially prevents movement of the shock absorber assembly relative to the vehicle body in at least another degree of freedom. The mounting device includes a pin integrated with the base on a side distal from the cavity. The pin is substantially parallel to an axis of the shock absorber assembly. The pin is adapted to engagingly couple to one or more cushions and a vehicle frame.

[B60G] VEHICLE SUSPENSION ARRANGEMENTS (air-cushion vehicles B60V; connections between vehicle bodies and vehicle frames B62D 24/00) [5]


Start and stop blower map based on sunload to improve fuel economy
Patent No. 10717339 

Inventor(s): David W. Cosgrave (Royal Oak, MI), Hidekazu Hirabayashi (Ann Arbor, MI), Netsanet S. Chevers (Ann Arbor, MI), Stefan Young (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15928017 on 03/21/2018 (853 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for managing climate control. The control system includes one or more sensors that are configured to measure sunload energy. The control system includes a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit that is configured to output air with an airflow rate into the cabin of the vehicle. The electronic control unit is configured to obtain the amount of sunload energy and obtain a blower map based on the amount of sunload energy. The electronic control unit is configured to determine the airflow rate based on the obtained blower map and an expected temperature. The electronic control unit is configured to control the airflow rate to adjust an air temperature within the cabin of the vehicle to reach the expected temperature therefore increasing the fuel efficiency.

[B60H] ARRANGEMENTS OR ADAPTATIONS OF HEATING, COOLING, VENTILATING, OR OTHER AIR-TREATING DEVICES SPECIALLY FOR PASSENGER OR GOODS SPACES OF VEHICLES


Vehicle doors including torsion bar support assemblies
Patent No. 10717349 

Inventor(s): Brian T. Thurgate (Ypsilanti, MI), Herb Meingast (Ann Arbor, MI), Johnny Rose (Ypsilanti, MI), Kevin O”Beirne (Northville, MI), Rajesh Chennagowni (Ann Arbor, MI), Wasim Ukra (Canton, MI), William A. Hardy (Tecumseh, MI,
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16260349 on 01/29/2019 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle door includes an inner panel formed from a resin and including an upper portion, and a lower portion positioned opposite the upper portion in a vertical direction, and a torsion bar assembly coupled to the inner panel, the torsion bar assembly including a lateral bar that extends across the upper portion of the inner panel in a lateral direction that is transverse to the vertical direction, a pair of vertical bars extending downward from the lateral bar, where the pair of vertical bars and the lateral bar define an inner cavity extending along the torsion bar assembly, and the lateral bar defines an access hole that provides access to the inner cavity.

[B60J] WINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES (fastening, suspending, closing, or opening of such devices E05)


Shock strut with integral shrink piston actuator
Patent No. 10717520 

Inventor(s): William E. Luce (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Goodrich Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer, L.L.P. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15816868 on 11/17/2017 (977 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shock strut may comprise a strut cylinder, a strut piston operatively coupled to the strut cylinder, a shrink piston disposed at least partially within the strut cylinder, and a shrink chamber at least partially defined by the shrink piston. The shrink piston may comprise a shrink piston head, a sleeve extending from the shrink piston head, and a mechanical stop. A hydraulic fluid may be moved into the shrink chamber to compress the shrink piston and the strut piston into the strut cylinder to reduce an overall length of the shock strut.

[B64C] AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS (air-cushion vehicles B60V)


UAV with in-flight adjustable wings
Patent No. 10717526 

Inventor(s): Andrea Chavez (Colleyville, TX), Daniel Bryan Robertson (Southlake, TX), Danielle Lynn Moore (Fort Worth, TX), John Lloyd (Arlington, TX), Kirk Landon Groninga (Keller, TX), Levi Charles Hefner (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15620310 on 06/12/2017 (1135 days app to issue)

Abstract: An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has a fuselage, a rotor system, and a wing configured for selective positioning during flight of the UAV to a deployed position, a stowed position, and to positions between the deployed position and the stowed position. The UAV has a flexible wing skin at least partially carried by a leading arm and the leading arm is rotatable relative to the fuselage.

[B64C] AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS (air-cushion vehicles B60V)


Mechanically locking diverter
Patent No. 10717610 

Inventor(s): Brent Daboub (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16268976 on 02/06/2019 (531 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mechanically locking diverter utilizes a rotational actuator to translate a pin, thereby moving a diverter flipper between a divert position and a non-divert position. The diverter flipper moves a roller attached to a pin attached to a shoe that translates along a slat.

[B65G] TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS (packaging B65B; handling thin or filamentary materials, e.g. paper sheets or thread, B65H; cranes B66C; portable or mobile lifting or hauling appliances, e.g. hoists, B66D; devices for lifting or lowering goods for loading or unloading purposes, e.g. fork-lift trucks, B66F 9/00; emptying bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels or similar containers, not otherwise provided for, B67C 9/00; delivering or transferring liquids B67D; filling or discharging vessels for liquefied, solidified or compressed gases F17C; pipe-line systems for fluids F17D)


 

C H E M I S T R Y & M E T A L L U R G Y

Compositions and methods for the systemic treatment of arthritis
Patent No. 10716832 

Inventor(s): Jacques F. Banchereau (Montclair, NJ), Maria Virginia Pascual (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Baylor Research Institute (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15488764 on 04/17/2017 (1191 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes compositions and methods for treating arthritic joints found in patients with autoinflammation, e.g., systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis, by administering at the site of inflammation a therapeutically effective amount of at least one agent that reduces or blocks the bioavailability of interleukin-1.

[C07H] SUGARS; DERIVATIVES THEREOF; NUCLEOSIDES; NUCLEOTIDES; NUCLEIC ACIDS (derivatives of aldonic or saccharic acids C07C, C07D; aldonic acids, saccharic acids C07C 59/105, C07C 59/285; cyanohydrins C07C 255/16; glycals C07D; compounds of unknown constitution C07G; polysaccharides, derivatives thereof C08B; DNA or RNA concerning genetic engineering, vectors, e.g. plasmids, or their isolation, preparation or purification C12N 15/00; sugar industry C13) [2]


Multilayer conformable composites
Patent No. 10717844 

Inventor(s): Julia Bykova (Richardson, TX), Marcio D. Lima (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Lintec Corporation (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Finch Maloney PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15916368 on 03/09/2018 (865 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composite including a heat conformable polymer and a nanofiber sheet is disclosed. The heat conformable polymer can be a hot melt adhesive, and the combination can provide an electrically conductive hot melt adhesive composite. The nanofiber layer is protected and the composite is conformable and/or can be adhered to a variety of surfaces.

[C08K] USE OF INORGANIC OR NON-MACROMOLECULAR ORGANIC SUBSTANCES AS COMPOUNDING INGREDIENTS (paints, inks, varnishes, dyes, polishes, adhesives C09) [2]


Non-metallic belt-driven crosshead drive system for hydraulic decoking
Patent No. 10717932 

Inventor(s): Daniel O. Arzuaga (Hermosa Beach, CA), Hrishikesh Raghunath Gadre (Long Beach, CA)
Assignee(s): Flowserve Management Company (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl, LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15516508 on 09/30/2015 (1756 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for raising and lowering a cutting tool within a decoking drum, a decoking system and a method of raising and lowering a decoking system cutting tool. Instead of using metallic ropes, chains, or a self-propelled gear-based approach, non-metallic belts are secured at respective ends to a crosshead and one or more counterweights to enable vertical movement of the crosshead that in turn permits vertical movement of the cutting tool throughout the height of the drum. A motorized pulley system controls the movement of the belt, and preferably avoids having the motor be carried by the crosshead. The belts on each pulley are preferably arranged as cooperative sets so that within each set, both primary load belts and secondary load belts are present. Enhanced engagement between at least the primary load belts and the pulleys promotes greater load-bearing capability, while the secondary load belts are sufficiently strong to ensure positional stability of the crosshead and decoking tool upon damage to or failure of one or more of the primary load belts.

[C10B] DESTRUCTIVE DISTILLATION OF CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS FOR PRODUCTION OF GAS, COKE, TAR, OR SIMILAR MATERIALS (cracking oils C10G; underground gasification of minerals E21B 43/295) [5]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Shelter cover
Patent No. 10718132 

Inventor(s): Carl Locke (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Jeff Williams PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16210874 on 12/05/2018 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shelter cover for a bathtub includes a hood, a guide, a fastener, a controller and indicator. The hood has a lower surface that extends about its periphery. The hood forming a concave body. The guide is coupled to either an interior surface or an exterior surface of the hood and extends below the lower surface. The fastener is in communication with either the hood or the guide to selectively couple the concave body to the bathtub. An interior handle is located on the interior surface of the concave body. The controller is coupled to the concave body and is in communication with the indicator. The indicator indicates the presence of a person inside the concave body to an individual exterior to the bathtub and concave body. The controller regulates operation of the indicator.

[E04H] BUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL (foundations E02D) [4]


Wellbore isolation devices and methods of use
Patent No. 10718179 

Inventor(s): Michael Dale Ezell (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Gilliam IP PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15547783 on 03/19/2015 (1951 days app to issue)

Abstract: A packer assembly includes an elongate body, at least one sealing element disposed about the elongate body, and a shoulder disposed about the elongate body and positioned axially adjacent the at least one sealing element. A cover sleeve is coupled to an outer surface of the shoulder. An annular support shoe has a jogged leg, a lever arm, and a fulcrum section that extends between and connects the jogged leg to the lever arm. The jogged leg is received within a gap defined between the cover sleeve and the shoulder, and the lever arm extends axially over a portion of the sealing element.

[E21B] EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING (mining, quarrying E21C; making shafts, driving galleries or tunnels E21D); OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS [5]


System and method for installing casing in a blind horizontal well
Patent No. 10718201 

Inventor(s): James Ditto (Mineral Wells, TX)
Assignee(s): ELLINGSON DRAINAGE, INC. (West Concord, MN)
Law Firm: Paul B. Heynssens Attorney at Law, PLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15919685 on 03/13/2018 (861 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for installing casing in a blind horizontal well for blind horizontal directional borings. The system and method may include an example of an offset transmitter sonde assembly that contains an open central passage through which well casing can be inserted, and an example of a drill bit assembly that may be remotely uncoupled from a drill string, leaving the bit in the bore created. Remote uncoupling of the drill bit assembly tends to allow a casing to be installed in the bore while the drill string and bit remain in the bore for support during casing installation. After installation of the casing the drill bit assembly may be uncoupled from the drill string, allowing the drill string to be withdrawn from the bore, with the drill bit assembly remaining in the bore.

[E21B] EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING (mining, quarrying E21C; making shafts, driving galleries or tunnels E21D); OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS [5]


 

M E C H A N I C A L  E N G I N E E R I N G
LIGHTING | HEATING | WEAPONS | BLASTING

 

Passive gas-leak management system
Patent No. 10718225 

Inventor(s): David Angell (Fort Worth, TX), David Michael Tiedeman (Hurst, TX), Keith David Weaver (North Richland Hills, TX), Nicholas Plagianos (N. Richland Hills, TX), Stephen Dickison (Glastonbury, CT)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15829217 on 12/01/2017 (963 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gas-leak management system including a primary duct; and a leak-management duct, at least a portion of the leak-management duct surrounding at least a portion of the primary duct, wherein the leak-management duct includes a gap between the portion of the primary duct and the portion of the leak-management duct, and including one or more vent holes in fluid communication with the gap.

[F01D] NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES OR ENGINES, e.g. STEAM TURBINES (combustion engines F02; machines or engines for liquids F03, F04; non-positive-displacement pumps F04D)


Valve seat with a hardened sleeve interior and a metal exterior
Patent No. 10718441 

Inventor(s): Jeff Myers (Fort Worth, TX), Joe Allen Sutton (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): S.P.M. Flow Control, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16057739 on 08/07/2018 (714 days app to issue)

Abstract: A valve seat for use in a fluid end of a fracturing pump that includes a first body portion having an inner wall and an outer wall, wherein the inner wall forms a fluid bore and outer wall is configured to contact an inside surface of a fluid passageway of a fluid end of the fracturing pump for support therein. The seat further includes a second body portion extending from the first body portion, the second body having a frustro-conical portion forming a seating surface for receiving a valve. A portion of the first and second body portion includes a hardened material insert forming a portion of the seating surface and a portion of the inner wall of the first body, and further includes a metallic body portion affixed to the hardened material insert, the metallic body portion forming at least a portion of first body portion outer wall.

[F04B] POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES FOR LIQUIDS; PUMPS (engine fuel-injection pumps F02M; machines for liquids, or pumps, of rotary-piston or oscillating-piston type F04C; non-positive-displacement pumps F04D; pumping of fluid by direct contact of another fluid or by using inertia of fluid to be pumped F04F; crankshafts, crossheads, connecting-rods F16C; flywheels F16F; gearings for interconverting rotary motion and reciprocating motion in general F16H; pistons, piston-rods, cylinders, in general F16J; ion pumps H01J 41/12; electrodynamic pumps H02K 44/02)


HVAC systems and methods with improved stabilization
Patent No. 10718556 

Inventor(s): Eric Berg (The Colony, TX), Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15847829 on 12/19/2017 (945 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for improving stabilization of a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. More specifically, the systems and methods include a heat-flow modulator for regulating an exchange of thermal energy between a flow of refrigerant and a sensory bulb. The exchange of thermal energy allows an expansion valve to respond to a refrigerant temperature using an actuator, which is coupled to the sensory bulb. The heat-flow modulator is formed of a body that includes a first contact surface and a second contact surface. The first contact surface is thermally-coupled to a suction line of the HVAC system, which conveys the flow of refrigerant. The second contact surface is thermally-coupled to the sensory bulb. In one instance the heat-flow modulator has variable volume depending on how installed. Other systems and methods are presented. Variable heat-flow modulators are also presented.

[F25B] REFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS, OR SYSTEMS; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials, e.g. refrigerants, or materials for the production of heat or cold by chemical reactions other than by combustion C09K 5/00; pumps, compressors F04; use of heat pumps for domestic or space-heating or for domestic hot-water supply F24D; air-conditioning, air-humidification F24F; fluid heaters using heat pumps F24H)


 

P H Y S I C S

Integrated microfabricated vapor cell sensor with transparent body having two intersecting signal paths
Patent No. 10718661 

Inventor(s): David Brian McDonald (Sunnyvale, CA), Roozbeh Parsa (Portola Valley, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15622806 on 06/14/2017 (1133 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated microfabricated vapor cell sensor includes a transparent sensor cell body. The cell body has a cavity for a sensor fluid vapor which is covered by a first plate attached to the cell body. The sensor has a first signal path extending from a first signal emitter, through the cell body, through the cavity, through the cell body again, and to a first signal detector, and a second signal path extending through the cavity. The second signal path intersects the first signal path in the cavity. The second signal path may extend through the cell body, or may extend through the first plate. The signal emitters and signal detectors are located in the integrated microfabricated vapor cell sensor.

[G01J] MEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY [2]


High performance fluxgate device
Patent No. 10718826 

Inventor(s): Dok Won Lee (Mountain View, CA), Mona M. Eissa (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14557611 on 12/02/2014 (2058 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a fluxgate magnetometer. The magnetic core of the fluxgate magnetometer is encapsulated with a layer of encapsulant of a nonmagnetic metal or a nonmagnetic alloy. The layer of encapsulate provides stress relaxation between the magnetic core material and the surrounding dielectric. A method for forming an integrated circuit has the magnetic core of a fluxgate magnetometer encapsulated with a layer of a nonmagnetic metal or nonmagnetic alloy to eliminate delamination and to substantially reduce cracking of the dielectric that surrounds the magnetic core.

[G01R] MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES (indicating correct tuning of resonant circuits H03J 3/12)


RF/mm-wave peak detector with high-dynamic range calibration
Patent No. 10718852 

Inventor(s): Brian Paul Ginsburg (Allen, TX), Vito Giannini (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14921475 on 10/23/2015 (1733 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) is provided with a plurality of diode based mm-wave peak voltage detectors (PVD)s. During a testing phase, a multi-point low frequency calibration test is performed on one or more of the PVDs to determine and store a set of alternating current (AC) coefficients. During operation of the IC, a current-voltage sweep is performed on a selected one of the PVDs to determine a process and temperature direct current (DC) coefficient. A peak voltage produced by the PVD in response to a high frequency radio frequency (RF) signal is measured to produce a first measured voltage. An approximate power of the RF signal is calculated by adjusting the first measured voltage using the DC coefficient and the AC coefficient.

[G01S] RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES


Method and system for hydrostatic balance control, based on pressure modelling, of a marine seismic vibrator
Patent No. 10718878 

Inventor(s): John J. Sallas (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CGG SERVICES SAS (Massy, , FR)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15864359 on 01/08/2018 (925 days app to issue)

Abstract: Computing device, software and method for balancing forces acting on a piston of a marine vibrator towed in a body of water. The method includes estimating with a management system located on a vessel or a controller located on a marine vibrator, a transient pressure disturbance in the body of water; computing, at the controller, a force correction for the piston of the marine vibrator, based on the transient pressure disturbance; and instructing an actuation system of the marine vibrator to apply the force correction to the piston in anticipation of an arrival of the transient pressure disturbance.

[G01V] GEOPHYSICS; GRAVITATIONAL MEASUREMENTS; DETECTING MASSES OR OBJECTS; TAGS (means for indicating the location of accidentally buried, e.g. snow-buried, persons A63B 29/02) [6]


Circuit and method for generating a reference voltage with a voltage regulator and a sample and hold circuit
Patent No. 10719096 

Inventor(s): Danielle Griffith (Richardson, TX), James Murdock (Richardson, TX), Per Torstein Roine (Oslo, , NO)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15248888 on 08/26/2016 (1425 days app to issue)

Abstract: A reference generator provides a reference output voltage that is continuously available while providing certain efficiencies of a duty-cycled voltage regulator. The reference output voltage is generated by a sample-and-hold circuit that is coupled to a voltage regulator. On command, the sample-and-hold circuit samples a low dropout voltage regulator that may be referenced by a bandgap circuit. During hold periods of the sample-and-hold circuit, the voltage regulator, in particular the bandgap circuit, may be disabled in order to conserve power. A sample cycle by the sample-and-hold circuit may be triggered by a signal received from a configurable finite state machine. The reference generator is effectively duty cycled in a manner that conserves available battery power, while still providing a constant reference output that is always available. The reference generator is especially suited for low-power, battery operated applications.

[G05F] SYSTEMS FOR REGULATING ELECTRIC OR MAGNETIC VARIABLES (regulating the timing or recurrence frequency of pulses in radar or radio navigation systems G01S; regulation of current or voltage, specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces G04G 19/02; closed-loop systems for regulating non-electric variables by electric means G05D; regulating power supply of digital computers G06F 1/26; for obtaining desired operating characteristics of electromagnets with armatures H01F 7/18; regulating electric power distribution networks H02J; regulating the charging of batteries H02J 7/00; regulating of the output of static converters, e.g. switching regulators, H02M; regulation of the output of electric generators H02N, H02P 9/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils H02P 13/00; regulating frequency response, gain, maximum output, amplitude or bandwidth of amplifiers H03G; regulating tuning of resonant circuits H03J; controlling generators of electronic oscillations or pulses H03L; regulating characteristics of transmission lines H04B; controlling electric light sources H05B 37/02, H05B 39/04, H05B 41/36; electric control of X-ray apparatus H05G 1/30) [5]


Interactive display with tactile feedback
Patent No. 10719131 

Inventor(s): R. O”Neal Gray (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TACTILE DISPLAYS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Amster, Rothstein Ebenstein LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16430544 on 06/04/2019 (413 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device including a housing having a first surface and a second surface, and an interactive display having a keyboard-enabled mode and a keyboard-disabled mode. The interactive display includes a first image display device disposed at the first surface that displays image data, and a physical keypad disposed at the second surface that provides tactile feedback to a user only when the interactive display is in the keyboard-enabled mode, the physical keypad being substantially smooth when the interactive display is in the keyboard-disabled mode.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Capacitive single layer multi-touch panel having improved response characteristics
Patent No. 10719181 

Inventor(s): Tao Peng (Carlsbad, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16017108 on 06/25/2018 (757 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus is provided. A substrate and a cover plate are provided. A sensor layer is formed on at least one of the substrate and the cover plate. The sensor layer includes a plurality of row electrodes and a plurality of column electrodes interleaved with the plurality of row electrodes, where each row electrode and each column electrode is formed of a plurality of stair-stepped diamonds. An insulator is also included so as to electrically isolate the plurality of row electrodes and the plurality of column electrodes, where the insulator is substantially transparent to visible spectrum light. The apparatus employs mirror symmetric row sensor routing placement. The routing placement provides reduction of row bonding pads by 50% to enhance manufacturing yield. Rearranging unit cells on the same layout results in a decrease of RC parasitics by 50%.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Computer architecture for emulating a quantizer in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10719339 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15787373 on 10/18/2017 (1007 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device that includes a sensor engine and a node engine. The sensor engine is configured to receive an input signal representing a data sample and identify a real world value entry in a sensor table based on the input signal. The sensor engine is further configured to fetch an input correlithm object in the sensor table linked with the real world value entry and send the input correlithm object to a node engine. The node engine is configured to determine distances between the input correlithm object and each of the child correlithm objects in a node table in response to receiving the input correlithm object and identify a child correlithm object from the node table with the shortest distance. The node engine is further configured to fetch a parent correlithm object from the node table linked with the identified child correlithm object and output the identified parent correlithm object.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Apparatus and method for application deployment assessment
Patent No. 10719423 

Inventor(s): CJ Hersh (Campbell, CA), Daniel Chen (San Jose, CA), Huichao Zhao (Fremont, CA), Jing Ye (Ningbo, , CN), Jinzhong Zhang (Santa Clara, CA), Shu Zhang (Plano, TX), Sid Askary (San Jose, CA), Xiaoyun Zhu (Cupertino, CA
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15648204 on 07/12/2017 (1105 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and associated method are provided for application deployment assessment. In use, a plurality of deployment parameters associated with one or more applications, and a workload profile are received. Further, an application deployment specification is generated, based on the workload profile and the deployment parameters. Still yet, a type of one or more orchestrators on one or more systems is identified. The application deployment specification is processed, based on the identified type of the one or more orchestrators on the one or more systems. Further, the one or more processors execute the instructions to deploy, via an application program interface (API), the one or more applications to the one or more orchestrators on at least one of the one or more systems, and at least one workload generator to at least one of the one or more systems, utilizing the processed application deployment specification. Operational data is collected from one or more monitoring agents on the one or more systems. One or more statistics are generated for assessing the deployment of the one or more applications, based on the operational data.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Methods and systems for providing authenticated one-click access to a customized user interaction-specific web page
Patent No. 10719570 

Inventor(s): DiAndrea Kessee (Flower Mound, TX), Lingyu Chu (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Troutman Sanders LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15994416 on 05/31/2018 (782 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method including receiving an indication for a digital alert associated with a specific action for a user account of a user; generating and outputting a first message comprising a web page link; receiving an indication of a request to access the web page link by the user device; responsive to receiving the indication of the request to access the web page link, accessing, based on the indication for a digital alert, user-specific information associated with the user account from the at least one third-party device; and generating, based on the indication for a digital alert and the user-specific information, a customized user interaction-specific web page comprising the user-specific information associated with the user account and at least one user input field.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Automatic learning of weight settings for multi-objective models
Patent No. 10719803 

Inventor(s): Saurabh Gupta (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Scully, Scott, Murphy Presser, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15086875 on 03/31/2016 (1573 days app to issue)

Abstract: A historical scenario and historical decisions made in the historical scenario are received. The historical decisions represent a set of decision variables of an objective function. A random set of decision variables having different values than the set of decision variables are generated. To determine a weight setting associated with multiple objectives of the objective function, a number of inequalities are built and solved with an assumption that, for an optimization that minimizes the objective function, the objective function having the set of random decision variables has a larger value than the objective function having the set of decision variables. The receiving, the generating and the building steps may be repeated to determine multiple sets of weight settings. The multiple sets of weight settings are searched to select a target weight setting for each of the multiple objectives. The target weight setting may be automatically and continuously learned.

[G06Q] DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [2006.01]


Discount delivery systems and methods
Patent No. 10719839 

Inventor(s): James E. Smeeding (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Aptus Health, Inc. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Rutan Tucker, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14942454 on 11/16/2015 (1709 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of delivering a discount on a purchasable item includes capturing a message of the item by a device. The device processes the message and sends a message artifact. A discount service computer receives and parses the message. The message is matched to a record of an eligibility database, if any exist in the eligibility database, or else a corresponding record for the message is generated. A discount database is accessed for a discount coupon relevant to the record and the purchasable item identity. The discount coupon is sent to the device. The item is discounted at point of purchase, and the applicable record of the discount database is updated.

[G06Q] DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [2006.01]


Trip-based vehicle insurance
Patent No. 10719879 

Inventor(s): Christopher E. Gay (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14788998 on 07/01/2015 (1847 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for offering and providing trip-based vehicle insurance are provided. Information is received regarding a vehicle operator and a vehicle, and trip-based insurance policies including quantities of vehicle use units are offered to the customer. Based on selected coverage types, the insurance provider may generate an insurance quote for a policy having an amount of the vehicle use units and may facilitate a purchase transaction with the customer for the insurance policy. Once a policy is selected and purchased, the system and method monitor vehicle use to determine each use of a vehicle use unit. Each vehicle use unit generally corresponds to one vehicle trip, but additional vehicle trip limitations may be added that may result in additional charges when exceeded during the course of a vehicle trip.

[G06Q] DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [2006.01]


Full motion color video atmospheric turbulence correction processing
Patent No. 10719924 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Beardsley (McKinney, TX), Craig R. Franklin (McKinney, TX), David U. Fluckiger (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15569757 on 04/27/2015 (1912 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for processing video. The system may include a video camera, a processing unit, and a video display, the video camera being configured to generate a plurality of consecutive luminance frames, including a last frame and a plurality of preceding frames. The processing unit may be configured to: shift the plurality of preceding frames, to register the preceding frames with the last frame to form a plurality of shifted frames, take a Fourier transform of each of the plurality of frames, to form a corresponding plurality of initial Fourier transform frames, iteratively update the plurality of Fourier transform frames by, on the (n+1)[superscript]th [/superscript]iteration of a plurality of iterations, replacing each Fourier transform frame with a linear combination of the Fourier transform frames of the n[superscript]th [/superscript]iteration, the Fourier transform frames of the 0[superscript]th [/superscript]iteration being the initial Fourier transform frames.

[G06T] IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL [2006.01]


Multiframe image processing using semantic saliency
Patent No. 10719927 

Inventor(s): Hamid R. Sheikh (Allen, TX), John Glotzbach (Allen, TX), Raja Bala (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15862492 on 01/04/2018 (929 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device, method, and computer readable medium for multi-frame image processing using semantic saliency are provided. The electronic device includes a camera, a display, and a processor. The processor is coupled to the camera and the display. The processor receives a plurality of frames captured by the camera during a capture event; identifies a salient region in each of the plurality of frames; determines a reference frame from the plurality of frames based on the identified salient regions; fuses non-reference frames with the determined reference frame into a completed image output.

[G06T] IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL [2006.01]


Accident re-creation using augmented reality
Patent No. 10719966 

Inventor(s): Chase Davis (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Allstate Insurance Company (Northbrook, IL)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16438097 on 06/11/2019 (406 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods provide an augmented reality visualization of a real world accident scene. The system may comprise an augmented reality visualization device in communication with a display interface. The display interface may be configured to present a graphical user interface including an accident scene that corresponds to a real world location. The augmented reality visualization device (and/or system) may comprise one or more data stores configured to store accident scene information corresponding to the real world location, such as vehicles, motorcycles, trees, road objects, etc. Additionally, the one or more data stores may also store participant information corresponding to details about other multiple participants, such as witnesses, other drivers, and/or police officers.

[G06T] IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL [2006.01]


Smart garment that communicates at least one parameter to a receiver
Patent No. 10720039 

Inventor(s): Marco A. Benavides (Lewisville, TX), Stephanie De La Fuente (Aubrey, TX), Subil M. Abraham (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cuenot, Forsythe Kim, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16157099 on 10/11/2018 (649 days app to issue)

Abstract: For at least one smart garment in a garment inventory of a user, data that identifies the smart garment can be received via a transmitter integrated into the smart garment. A scheduled activity of the user can be identified. An outfit comprising the at least one smart garment for the user to wear to the scheduled activity can be determined, wherein the at least one smart garment is selected from the garment inventory of the user. A recommendation to wear the determined outfit, including the at least one smart garment selected from the garment inventory of the user, for the scheduled activity can be communicated to a client device associated with the user.

[G08B] SIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS


Augmented intent and entity extraction using pattern recognition interstitial regular expressions
Patent No. 10720150 

Inventor(s): Bhargav Aditya Ayyagari (Plano, TX), Donatus Asumu (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16210723 on 12/05/2018 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to certain embodiments, a system comprises interface circuitry and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry receives an input via the interface circuitry. The input is based on an utterance of a user, and the processing circuitry uses a probabilistic engine to determine one or more candidate intents associated with the utterance. The processing circuitry determines a number of the one or more candidate intents that exceed a threshold. If the number of candidate intents that exceed the threshold does not equal one, the processing circuitry uses a deterministic engine to compare the input to a set of regular expression patterns. If the input matches one of the regular expression patterns, the processing circuitry uses the matching regular expression pattern to determine the intent of the utterance. The interface circuitry communicates the intent of the utterance as an output.

[G10L] SPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING [4]


Co-pilot and conversational companion
Patent No. 10720156 

Inventor(s): Luke D. Heide (Plymouth, MI), Nishikant Narayan Puranik (Frisco, TX), Prince R. Remegio (Lewisville, TX), Roger Akira Kyle (Lewisville, TX), Ryoma Kakimi (Ann Arbor, MI), Scott A. Friedman (Dallas, TX), Tim Uwe Falkenmaye
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15901141 on 02/21/2018 (881 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for communicating with a vehicle companion are disclosed. The vehicle companion can include receiving state information about an operator and environmental information about a vehicular environment. A cognitive load and a cognitive requirement can be determined using the state information and the environmental information, respectively. The cognitive load and the cognitive requirement are then compared to determine if an intervention indicator exists. The vehicle companion can then enter into conversation with the operator in response to the intervention indicator, including topics selected based on the operator”s personality.

[G10L] SPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING [4]


Word line decoder circuitry under a three-dimensional memory array
Patent No. 10720213 

Inventor(s): Fumiaki Toyama (Cupertino, CA), Hiroyuki Ogawa (Nagoya, , JP), Takuya Ariki (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15780607 on 12/19/2016 (1310 days app to issue)

Abstract: The total chip area for a three-dimensional memory device can be reduced employing a design layout in which the word line decoder circuitry is formed underneath an array of memory stack structures. The interconnection between the word lines and the word line decoder circuitry can be provided by forming discrete word line contact via structures. The discrete word line contact via structures can be formed by employing multiple sets of etch masks with overlapping opening areas and employed to etch a different number of pairs of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers, thereby obviating the need to form staircase regions having stepped surfaces. Sets of at least one conductive interconnection structure can be employed to provide vertical electrical connection to the word line decoder circuitry. Bit line drivers can also be formed underneath the array of memory stack structures to provide greater areal efficiency.

[G11C] STATIC STORES (information storage based on relative movement between record carrier and transducer G11B; semiconductor devices for storage H01L, e.g. H01L 27/108-H01L 27/11597; pulse technique in general H03K, e.g. electronic switches H03K 17/00)


Intelligent multi-channel VPN orchestration
Patent No. 10721096 

Inventor(s): Subil M. Abraham (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cuenot, Forsythe Kim, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15853698 on 12/22/2017 (942 days app to issue)

Abstract: A respective VPN routing table for each of a plurality of VPNs can be stored on a client device. The client device can access a first VPN routing table and, using the first VPN routing table, establish a first VPN tunnel to a first VPN. The first VPN can be a first subnetwork assigned a particular network prefix. While the first VPN tunnel is currently active, the client device can access a second VPN routing table and, using the second VPN routing table, establish a second VPN tunnel to the second VPN. The second VPN can be a second subnetwork assigned the same particular network prefix as the first subnetwork. While the first VPN tunnel and the second VPN tunnel are simultaneously active, the client device can communicate data to remote devices in the first VPN and the second VPN using the particular network prefix for both.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


IoT circuitry modules
Patent No. 10721132 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15918035 on 03/12/2018 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods for establishing an Internet of Things (”IoT”) network. The IoT network may include a first IoT node and an IoT hub. The first IoT node may include a transmitter configured to transmit to the IoT hub a request to join the IoT network. The request may include a first Media Access Control address of the first IoT node and a first international mobile subscriber identity number of a SIM card included on the first IoT node. The IoT node may include a transmitter configured to transmit, to a second and a third node, a request requesting the second and third node to push a network processing function to the first IoT node. The request may be transmitted available CPU processing power of the first IoT node is determined to be below a threshold value for an interval of time.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Leveraging an internet of things to initiate a physical object to perform a specific act that enhances security
Patent No. 10721204 

Inventor(s): Christina I. Flores (Keller, TX), Michael A. Lau (Arlington, TX), Romelia H. Flores (Keller, TX), Timothy C. Kwan (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cuenot, Forsythe Kim, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16165205 on 10/19/2018 (641 days app to issue)

Abstract: An enterprise IoT concentrator can receive, from a first community IoT concentrator, first data corresponding to a security issue detected by at least one of a first plurality of devices located within a first physical environment, wherein the first plurality of devices are communicatively linked to one another within a first device domain that is a member of a first device community which includes the first community IoT concentrator. Responsive to receiving the first data, the enterprise IoT concentrator can process the first data to generate second data corresponding to the security issue. The second data can be configured to be processed by a second community IoT concentrator to initiate at least one device located within a second physical environment to perform a specific act that enhances security in the second physical environment. The enterprise IoT concentrator can communicate the second data to the second community IoT concentrator.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Interactive door assembly system and method
Patent No. 10721443 

Inventor(s): Joie Aganze Assani (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Jeff Williams PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16427205 on 05/30/2019 (418 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provides a system and method of a smart door. The system includes a camera, a display interface, and an internal rechargeable battery. In some embodiments, a camera and a display interface are mounted on both sides of the door, thus allowing users to communicate through the door while the door forms a physical barrier between the communicating users. The system networks multiple doors together. At least one door can track occupants location and entrance/exit within a structure. The system also provides the capability to give user wellness information and operate fully with biometrics

[G05B] CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS (fluid-pressure actuators or systems acting by means of fluids in general F15B; valves per se F16K; characterised by mechanical features only G05G; sensitive elements, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. G12B, subclasses of G01, H01; correcting units, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. H02K)


Image processing device and method
Patent No. 10721494 

Inventor(s): Kenji Kondo (Tokyo, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15874380 on 01/18/2018 (915 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention can be applied to an image processing device, for example.

[G06T] IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL [2006.01]


User validation system utilizing symbolic or pictographic representations of validation codes
Patent No. 10721623 

Inventor(s): Antonio Albanese (Dallas, TX), David Livingston (Richardson, TX), Del Brown (Duncanville, TX), George Frederick Baker, Sr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Parking Genius, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16416662 on 05/20/2019 (428 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device and method for validating users, such as for entry into a given area. The method includes transmitting a plurality of access control tokens from an access control system to a portable device, and detecting proximity a user portable device associated with one of the plurality of access control tokens to the portable device. A symbolic representation of the access control token associated with the user portable device is generated by and displayed on the portable device. Selection of the displayed symbolic representation is accepted at the portable device. The access control system is notified of selection of the displayed symbolic representation, thereby indicating identification of a user associated with the access control token symbolically represented by the symbolic representation. The venue symbolic representation includes at least one pictograph.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


 

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Method for processing a semiconductor wafer using a thin edge carrier ring
Patent No. 10720323 

Inventor(s): Jian Song (Plano, TX), Kamal Avala (Plano, TX), Ruben Anthony Pesina (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14990999 on 01/08/2016 (1656 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for processing a semiconductor wafer in a PECVD deposition chamber with a circular pedestal and a recessed portion formed around the outer top surface of the pedestal. The method may include using a circular wafer carrier ring with a recessed portion.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Chemistries for TSV/MEMS/power device etching
Patent No. 10720335 

Inventor(s): Christian Dussarrat (Tokyo, , JP), Curtis Anderson (Downingtown, PA), Nathan Stafford (Damascus, OR), Peng Shen (Tsukuba, , JP), Rahul Gupta (St. Louis, MO), Vincent M. Omarjee (Versailles, , FR)
Assignee(s): Air Liquide Electronics U.S. LP (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16114371 on 08/28/2018 (693 days app to issue)

Abstract: Replacement chemistries for the cC[subscript]4[/subscript]F[subscript]8 [/subscript]passivation gas in the Bosch etch process and processes for using the same are disclosed. These chemistries have the formula C[subscript]x[/subscript]H[subscript]y[/subscript]F[subscript]z[/subscript], with 1×7, 1y13, and 1z13. The replacement chemistries may reduce RIE lag associated with deep silicon aperture etching.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Stacked semiconductor system having interposer of half-etched and molded sheet metal
Patent No. 10720406 

Inventor(s): Anis Fauzi bin Abdul Aziz (Meleka, , MY), Khoo Yien Sien (Meleka, , MY), Lee Han [email protected] Eugene Lee (Johor, , MY)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16688905 on 11/19/2019 (245 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor system ([b]900[/b]) has a flat interposer ([b]510[/b]) with a first surface ([b]401[/b][i]a[/i]) in a first plane, a second surface ([b]401[/b][i]b[/i]) in a parallel second plane, and a uniform first height ([b]401[/b]) between the surfaces; the interposer is patterned in metallic zones separated by gaps ([b]412, 415[/b]), the zones include metal of the first height and metal of a second height ([b]402[/b]) smaller than the first height; an insulating material fills the gaps and the zone differences between the first and the second heights. Semiconductor chips of a first ([b]610[/b]) and a second ([b]611[/b]) set have first terminals attached to metallic zones of the first interposer surface while the chips of the second set have their second terminals facing away from the interposer. A first leadframe ([b]700[/b]) is attached to the second terminals of the second set chips, and a second leadframe ([b]800[/b]) is attached to respective metallic zones of the second interposer surface.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Three-dimensional flat memory device including a dual dipole blocking dielectric layer and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10720444 

Inventor(s): Kiyohiko Sakakibara (Yokkaichi, , JP), Masatoshi Nishikawa (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16136652 on 09/20/2018 (670 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes alternating stacks of insulating strips and electrically conductive strips located over a substrate and laterally spaced apart among one another by line trenches which laterally extend along a first horizontal direction and are spaced apart along a second horizontal direction, and memory stack structures arranged in rows extending along the first horizontal direction. Each row of memory stack structures is located on a respective sidewall of the line trenches. Each of the memory stack structures includes a vertical semiconductor channel, a tunneling dielectric contacting the vertical semiconductor channel, a charge storage layer contacting the tunneling dielectric, and a composite blocking dielectric. The composite blocking dielectric includes a first dipole-containing blocking dielectric layer stack, a homogeneous blocking dielectric layer, and a second dipole-containing blocking dielectric layer stack.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Three-dimensional memory device having nitrided direct source strap contacts and method of making thereof
Patent No. 10720445 

Inventor(s): Kiyohiko Sakakibara (Yokkaichi, , JP), Satoshi Shimizu (Yokkaichi, , JP), Takumi Moriyama (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16146156 on 09/28/2018 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lower source-level semiconductor layer, a sacrificial semiconductor layer, an upper source-level semiconductor layer, and an alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers are sequentially formed over a substrate. An array of memory stack structures containing vertical semiconductor channels that extend through the alternating stack and into an upper portion of the lower source-level semiconductor layer is formed. A backside trench is formed through the alternating stack, and a source cavity is formed by removing the sacrificial semiconductor layer. A doped source contact layer is formed on each of the vertical semiconductor channels in the source cavity. A silicon nitride liner is formed on the doped source contact layer. The sacrificial material layers are replaced with electrically conductive layers. A dielectric wall structure is formed in the backside trench.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Semiconductor resistor structure and method for making
Patent No. 10720488 

Inventor(s): Li Jen Choi (Milpitas, CA), Mattias Erik Dahlstrm (Los Altos, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16254223 on 01/22/2019 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include a resistor comprising a semiconductor structure having a length dimension with first and second ends spaced from one another and an intermediate region between the first and second ends, first and second metal-semiconductor compound structures on the semiconductor structure proximate the first and second ends of the semiconductor structure, the first and second metal-semiconductor compound structures being spaced apart from each other along the length dimension of the semiconductor structure, and at least one intermediate metal-semiconductor compound structure on a portion of the intermediate region of the semiconductor structure between the first and second ends, the intermediate metal-semiconductor compound structure being spaced apart from the first and second metal-semiconductor compound structures on the semiconductor structure.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Integrated trench capacitor formed in an epitaxial layer
Patent No. 10720490 

Inventor(s): He Lin (Frisco, TX), Jiao Jia (Chengdu, , CN), Manoj Jain (Plano, TX), Yunlong Liu (Chengdu, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16732371 on 01/02/2020 (201 days app to issue)

Abstract: A trench capacitor includes at least one epitaxial semiconductor surface layer on a semiconductor substrate having a doping level that is less than a doping level of the semiconductor substrate. A plurality of trenches are formed through at least one half of a thickness of the epitaxial semiconductor surface layer. The epitaxial semiconductor surface layer is thicker than a depth of the plurality of trenches. At least one capacitor dielectric layer lines a surface of the trenches. At least one trench fill layer on the dielectric layer fills the trenches.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Semiconductor device having polysilicon field plate for power MOSFETs
Patent No. 10720499 

Inventor(s): Hong Yang (Richardson, TX), Peng Li (Chengdu, , CN), Rui Liu (Changdu, , CN), Seetharaman Sridhar (Richardson, TX), Ya ping Chen (Chengdu, , CN), Yunlong Liu (Chengdu, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16042834 on 07/23/2018 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate including a semiconductor surface layer. A field plate (FP) includes a trench in the semiconductor surface layer filled with a single polysilicon layer positioned on at least one side of a power metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistor (power MOSFET). The power MOSFET includes a dielectric liner lining a sidewall of the trench under the polysilicon layer including a second dielectric liner on a first dielectric liner. An upper portion of the dielectric liner has a lower dielectric thickness as compared to a dielectric thickness on its lower portion. The single polysilicon layer extends continuously over the dielectric liner along both the lower portion and the upper portion. The power MOSFET includes a drain including a drain contact below a vertical drift region in the semiconductor surface layer, and a gate, body and a source above the vertical drift region.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Partial derivative based feedback controls for pid
Patent No. 10720655 

Inventor(s): Daniel Folick (Long Beach, CA), Jared Farnsworth (Roseville, CA), Kentaro Fukuda (Aichi, , JP), Naoki Tomi (Aichi, , JP), Shigeki Hasegawa (Aichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15824904 on 11/28/2017 (966 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a fuel cell stack having a plurality of fuel cells and designed to receive a fluid and to heat the fluid. The system also includes an actuator to increase or decrease a fluid temperature of the fluid and an ECU. The ECU can determine a temperature control signal corresponding to a desired temperature of the fluid and perform a feedforward control of the actuator to increase or decrease the fluid temperature towards the desired temperature. The ECU can also determine a temperature difference between the fluid temperature and the desired temperature, and can determine a sensitivity that corresponds a change in a parameter value or the actuator position to a change in the fluid temperature. The ECU can also apply the sensitivity to the temperature difference to determine an error signal, and control the actuator based on the error signal.

[H01M] PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY [2]


Mobile device charging stations and methods for making same
Patent No. 10720785 

Inventor(s): Joseph Augustine Mecca (Coppell, TX), Paul Martin Mecca (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Kwikboost, LLC (Birmingham, AL)
Law Firm: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16200481 on 11/26/2018 (603 days app to issue)

Abstract: A floor stand for supporting one or more mobile device charging stations for charging one or more mobile devices, including a vertical support member having an upper end and a lower end, wherein the one or more mobile device charging stations are supported on the vertical support member.

[H02J] CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY (power supply circuits for apparatus for measuring X-radiation, gamma radiation, corpuscular radiation or cosmic radiation G01T 1/175; electric power supply circuits specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/00; for digital computers G06F 1/18; for discharge tubes H01J 37/248; circuits or apparatus for the conversion of electric power, arrangements for control or regulation of such circuits or apparatus H02M; interrelated control of several motors, control of a prime-mover/generator combination H02P; control of high-frequency power H03L; additional use of power line or power network for transmission of information H04B)


Methods and apparatus for antenna signal limiter for radio frequency identification transponder
Patent No. 10720796 

Inventor(s): Ernst Georg Muellner (Munich, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16248905 on 01/16/2019 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, an apparatus includes: at least one resonant circuit for receiving a radio frequency signal; a rectifier coupled to the resonant circuit to output a first rectified signal with a constant level portion and a portion matching a first portion of the radio frequency signal, and to output a second rectified signal having a constant level portion and a portion that matches a second portion of the radio frequency signal; a first limiter circuit to limit a voltage of the first rectified signal to a predetermined maximum voltage level; a second limiter circuit to limit the voltage of the second rectified signal to the predetermined maximum voltage level; a third limiter circuit to limit a voltage of the first rectified signal to a predetermined minimum voltage level; and a fourth limiter circuit to limit the voltage of the second rectified signal to the predetermined minimum voltage level.

[H02J] CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY (power supply circuits for apparatus for measuring X-radiation, gamma radiation, corpuscular radiation or cosmic radiation G01T 1/175; electric power supply circuits specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/00; for digital computers G06F 1/18; for discharge tubes H01J 37/248; circuits or apparatus for the conversion of electric power, arrangements for control or regulation of such circuits or apparatus H02M; interrelated control of several motors, control of a prime-mover/generator combination H02P; control of high-frequency power H03L; additional use of power line or power network for transmission of information H04B)


High efficiency high frequency resonant power conversion
Patent No. 10720849 

Inventor(s): Hengchun Mao (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Quanten Technologies Limited (Road Town, , VG)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15657500 on 07/24/2017 (1093 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes coupling a primary side circuit of a resonant power system to a secondary side circuit, wherein the primary side circuit comprises a first resonant tank comprising a first variable capacitance network having a first resonant frequency and the secondary side circuit comprises a second resonant tank having a second resonant frequency and modulating a capacitance of the first variable capacitance network to adjust an operation parameter of the resonant power system.

[H02M] APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF (conversion of current or voltage specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/02; systems for regulating electric or magnetic variables in general, e.g. using transformers, reactors or choke coils, combination of such systems with static converters G05F; for digital computers G06F 1/00; transformers H01F; connection or control of one converter with regard to conjoint operation with a similar or other source of supply H02J; dynamo-electric converters H02K 47/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils, control or regulation of electric motors, generators or dynamo-electric converters H02P; pulse generators H03K) [5]


Stabilization of direct learning algorithm for wideband signals
Patent No. 10720891 

Inventor(s): Shavantha Kularatna (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Nokia Solutions And Networks GMBH And Co. KG (Munich, , DE)
Law Firm: Harrington Smith (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16239706 on 01/04/2019 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention addresses method, apparatus and computer program product for stabilization of the direct learning algorithm for wideband signals. Thereby, a signal to be amplified is input to a pre-distorter provided for compensating for non-linearity of the power amplifier, and the pre-distorted output signal from the pre-distorter is forwarded to the power amplifier. Parameters of the pre-distorter are adapted based on an error between the linearized signal output from the power amplifier and the signal to be amplified using an adaptive direct learning algorithm, and the linear system of equations formed by the direct learning algorithm are solved using a conjugate gradient algorithm, wherein, once per direct learning algorithm adaptation, at least one of the initial residual and the initial direction of the conjugate gradient algorithm are set based on the result of the previous adaptation.

[H03F] AMPLIFIERS (measuring, testing G01R; optical parametric amplifiers G02F; circuit arrangements with secondary emission tubes H01J 43/30; masers, lasers H01S; dynamo-electric amplifiers H02K; control of amplification H03G; coupling arrangements independent of the nature of the amplifier, voltage dividers H03H; amplifiers capable only of dealing with pulses H03K; repeater circuits in transmission lines H04B 3/36, H04B 3/58; application of speech amplifiers in telephonic communication H04M 1/60, H04M 3/40)


Programmable gain amplifier and a delta sigma analog-to-digital converter containing the PGA
Patent No. 10720937 

Inventor(s): Jun Zhang (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16427468 on 05/31/2019 (417 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes an operational amplifier and a resistor network coupled to an output of the operational amplifier. The resistor network includes a first set of resistors coupled between the output of the operational amplifier and a first node of the resistor network, wherein the resistors of the first set are electrically connected in series with each other, a second set of resistors coupled between the first node and a second node of the resistor network, wherein the resistors of the second set are electrically connected in series with each other and include a first number of resistors, a third set of resistors coupled between the second node and a third node of the resistor network, wherein the third node is coupled to a first voltage, and wherein the resistors of the third set are electrically connected in parallel with each other and include a second number of resistors, and a resistor coupled between the first node and the second node and arranged in parallel with the second set of resistors.

[H03G] CONTROL OF AMPLIFICATION (impedance networks, e.g. attenuators, H03H; control of transmission in lines H04B 3/04)


Segmented digital-to-analog converter
Patent No. 10720938 

Inventor(s): Jun Zhang (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16276025 on 02/14/2019 (523 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include a segmented DAC circuit, including an R-2R resistor DAC to convert a first subword to a first analog output signal, an interpolation DAC to offset the first analog output signal based on an N-bit digital interpolation code signal to provide the analog output signal, and a Sigma Delta modulator to modulate a modulator code to provide the N-bit digital interpolation code signal that represents a value of second and third subwords.

[H03M] CODING, DECODING OR CODE CONVERSION, IN GENERAL (using fluidic means F15C 4/00; optical analogue/digital converters G02F 7/00; coding, decoding or code conversion, specially adapted for particular applications, see the relevant subclasses, e.g. G01D, G01R, G06F, G06T, G09G, G10L, G11B, G11C, H04B, H04L, H04M, H04N; ciphering or deciphering for cryptography or other purposes involving the need for secrecy G09C) [4]


DC coupled radio frequency modulator
Patent No. 10720946 

Inventor(s): Jagdish Chand (Bengaluru, , IN), Subhashish Mukherjee (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16361806 on 03/22/2019 (487 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radio frequency transmitter includes a digital-to-analog converter (DAC), a load circuit, and a modulator circuit. The load circuit is coupled to an output of the DAC. The modulator circuit is coupled to the DAC and the load circuit. The modulator circuit includes a driver circuit configured to provide a bias voltage to the load circuit, and an amplifier configured to receive an output of the DAC biased by an output of the load circuit.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method of digital signal processing
Patent No. 10720960 

Inventor(s): William D. Phillips (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Burns Levinson, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16458627 on 07/01/2019 (386 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for transmitting a digital signal comprising includes a random number generator for generating a pseudorandom code. A scheduler stores a plurality of signal sequences each matching a set of bandwidth-time products and center frequencies with a stored code. The scheduler selects a signal sequence by matching the pseudorandom code with one of the stored codes. The scheduler selects a bandwidth-time product and center frequency based on the selected signal sequence. A baseband processing unit generates the digital signal based on a selected bandwidth-time product and center frequency. A front end processing and beamforming unit broadcasts the digital signal.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Digital echo cancellation with single feedback
Patent No. 10720961 

Inventor(s): Hang Jin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15943982 on 04/03/2018 (840 days app to issue)

Abstract: Echo cancellation may be provided. First, a feedback signal corresponding to a plurality of downstream paths may be received. Next, during an upstream silence period, a sample of a combination upstream signal may be received comprising a combination of upstream signals from a plurality of upstream paths. An echo correcting signal may then be created using the received feedback signal and the received sample of the combination upstream signal. Downstream echoes may be cancel from the combination upstream signal based on the created echo correcting signal.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Adaptive tone power control in PLC networks
Patent No. 10720963 

Inventor(s): Anand G. Dabak (Plano, TX), Il Han Kim (Dallas, TX), Tarkesh Pande (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16160864 on 10/15/2018 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a powerline communications (PLC) network having a first node and at least a second node on a PLC channel utilizing a band including a plurality of tones, based on at least one channel quality indicator (CQI), the first node allocates for a tone map response payload only a single (1) power control bit for each of a plurality of subbands having two or more tones. The power control bit indicates a first power state or a second power state. The first node transmits a frame including the tone map response payload to the second node. The second node transmits a frame having boosted signal power for the tones in the subbands which have the first power state compared to a lower signal power for the tones in the subbands which have the second power state.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method for voice assistant, location tagging, multi-media capture, transmission, speech to text conversion, photo/video image/object recognition, creation of searchable metatags/contextual tags, storage and search retrieval
Patent No. 10721066 

Inventor(s): Michael F. Malone (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): MYPORT IP, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16358455 on 03/19/2019 (490 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention relates to a network interface device. A first capture device interfaces with a first external information source to capture first external information. A processor processes the captured first external information and stores it in a first media. The processor initiates the storage of the first captured information at an initial time and completes storage of the first captured information at a completion time, thus providing a stored defined set of first captured information. A transmitter transmits the defined set of stored captured information to a remote location on a network. A remote processing system is disposed at the remote node on the network and includes a database and a receiver for receiving the transmitted defined set of first captured information. A data converter is operable to convert the received defined set of first captured information to a second format. The database stores the set of converted captured information.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Runtime sharing of unit memories between match tables in a network forwarding element
Patent No. 10721167 

Inventor(s): Patrick W. Bosshart (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Barefoot Networks, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Compass IP Law PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15986795 on 05/22/2018 (791 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of sharing unit memories between two match tables in a data plane packet processing pipeline of a physical forwarding element is provided. The method, from a plurality of available unit memories of the packet processing pipeline, allocates a first set of unit memories to the first match table and a second set of unit memories to the second match table. The method determines that the first set of unit memories is filled to a threshold capacity after storing a plurality of entries in the first set of unit memories. The method de-allocates a first unit memory from the second match table by moving contents of the first unit memory to a second unit memory in the second set of unit memories. The method allocates the first unit memory to the first match table.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Forwarding element data plane with computing parameter distributor
Patent No. 10721188 

Inventor(s): Patrick W. Bosshart (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Barefoot Networks, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Compass IP Law PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16147750 on 09/30/2018 (660 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some embodiments provide a network forwarding element with a data-plane forwarding circuit that has a parameter collecting circuit to store and distribute parameter values computed by several machines in a network. In some embodiments, the machines perform distributed computing operations, and the parameter values that compute are parameter values associated with the distributed computing operations. The parameter collecting circuit of the data-plane forwarding circuit (data plane) in some embodiments (1) stores a set of parameter values computed and sent by a first set of machines, and (2) distributes the collected parameter values to a second set of machines once it has collected the set of parameter values from all the machines in the first set. The first and second sets of machines are the same set of machines in some embodiments, while they are different sets of machines (e.g., one set has at least one machine that is not in the other set) in other embodiments. In some embodiments, the parameter collecting circuit performs computations on the parameter values that it collects and distributes the result of the computations once it has processed all the parameter values distributed by the first set of machines. The computations are aggregating operations (e.g., adding, averaging, etc.) that combine corresponding subset of parameter values distributed by the first set of machines.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Hierarchical clustering in a geographically dispersed network environment
Patent No. 10721211 

Inventor(s): Andrew E. Ossipov (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15783706 on 10/13/2017 (1012 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example method for facilitating hierarchical clustering in a geographically dispersed network environment is provided and includes receiving a packet at one of a plurality of adaptive security appliance (ASA) units in one of a plurality of ASA clusters in a cluster domain of a network environment, identifying the packet as matching an inter-data center live traffic profile, identifying a target ASA cluster in the plurality of ASA clusters in the cluster domain, querying a domain director in the target ASA cluster for a flow owner, and if the flow owner is identified by the domain director, forwarding the packet to the flow owner in the target cluster, and if the flow owner is not identified by the domain director, and the domain director includes a flow state for a flow to which the packet belongs, designating the ASA unit as the flow owner.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Automated enforcement of security policies in cloud and hybrid infrastructure environments
Patent No. 10721275 

Inventor(s): Lisun Joao Kung (Dallas, TX), Sarowar Golam Sikder (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): FireEye, Inc. (Milpitas, CA)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15878386 on 01/23/2018 (910 days app to issue)

Abstract: To prevent un-authorized accesses to data and resources available in workloads on an organization”s or enterprise”s computer network, various improvements to automated computer network security processes to enable them to enforce network security policies using native network security mechanisms to control communications to and/or from workload units of applications running on different nodes within hybrid computer network infrastructures having both traditional hardware resources and virtual resources provided by private and public cloud infrastructure services.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Real-time file repair
Patent No. 10721287 

Inventor(s): Mansoor Ali Shah Mohammed (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15934295 on 03/23/2018 (851 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device receives a packet, of multiple packets, relating to a file being delivered via multicast, and a file delivery table associated with the file. The file delivery table includes uniform resource identifiers corresponding to respective sources of the file. The device determines that one or more portions of the file, that are included in the packet, are in need of repair after receiving the packet. The device provides, to a respective source corresponding to a uniform resource identifier, a request for data relating to the one or more portions of the file based on determining that the one or more portions of the file are in need of repair, receives the data from the respective source based on the request, and processes the data to repair the one or more portions of the file while one or more other packets of the multiple packets are being received.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Detecting patterns and behavior to prevent a mobile terminal drop event
Patent No. 10721347 

Inventor(s): Jiang Ai (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15907606 on 02/28/2018 (874 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for preventing a drop event for a mobile device. Sensor data is collected from the mobile device using one or more sensors to determine a pattern and/or current behavior of a user. A potential drop event risk of the mobile device is then determined based on the pattern and/or the current behavior of the user, and a notification is sent to the user of the mobile device indicating the potential drop risk when the pattern and/or the current behavior of the user is determined to satisfy a threshold risk level.

[H04M] TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION (circuits for controlling other apparatus via a telephone cable and not involving telephone switching apparatus G08)


Image processing system with LED flicker mitigation
Patent No. 10721415 

Inventor(s): Jilin Yang (Shenzhen, , CN), Nien-Tsu Wang (Los Gatos, CA), Wenting Li (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16130171 on 09/13/2018 (677 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for processing images to detect LED on pulses within the images. An image processing device and method includes a fusion processor and process configured to receive the sequential long and short exposure images and output a fusion image including added corresponding regions of adjacent sequential long and short exposure images. The image processing device and method also includes an LED detection processor and method configured to receive the fusion image, a WDR image and the sequential long and short exposure images and output a control signal indicating whether each corresponding region includes an LED flicker or motion. The image processing device and method also includes a blending processor and method responsive to the control signal to generate a blended image for the sequential long and short exposure images.

[H04N] PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION [4]


Converting a bi-predicted merging candidate in a merging candidate list for a prediction unit of a picture
Patent No. 10721487 

Inventor(s): Minhua Zhou (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16437098 on 06/11/2019 (406 days app to issue)

Abstract: Motion compensation requires a significant amount of memory bandwidth, especially for smaller prediction unit sizes. The worst case bandwidth requirements can occur when bi-predicted 48 or 84 PUs are used. To reduce the memory bandwidth requirements for such smaller PUs, methods are provided for restricting inter-coded PUs of small block sizes to be coded only in a uni-predictive mode, i.e., forward prediction or backward prediction. More specifically, PUs of specified restricted sizes in bi-predicted slices (B slices) are forced to be uni-predicted.

[H04N] PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION [4]


Set-top box with interactive features and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10721518 

Inventor(s): Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16138699 on 09/21/2018 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set-top box with interactive features and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box, the set-top box receives various types of set-top box data such as information about display-based interactions with the set-top box, information about a plurality of amenities on a residential property co-located with the set-top box, and information from a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device interacting with the set-top box. The set-top box may render a map view of the property based on obtained map data. The map view may include an interactive graphical representation of the residential property and be annotated with at least a portion of the set-top box data.

[H04N] PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION [4]


Wireless device detection, tracking, and authentication platform and techniques
Patent No. 10721590 

Inventor(s): Joshua Cohen (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): SCRRD, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16437299 on 06/11/2019 (406 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for wireless device detection, information, tracking, and authentication within a platform are provided. Example embodiments provide a Wireless Device Detection, Tracking, and Authentication System and methods, which enables users to detect wireless devices, obtain stored information about wireless devices, and authenticate wireless devices for a variety of purposes including determining similarity of devices based upon prior network connections, pinpointing the location of the device, verifying the cryptographic signature of the device, obtaining metadata associated with the device, and controlling the device to perform a particular action such as alerts and notifications. An example WDDTAS platform includes a server, one or more edge sensors communicatively connected to wireless/wired devices with or without software to configure the device to perform as an electronic tag and connected to electronic smart tags, and a persistent data repository.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Multicast interference mitigation in a mobile network
Patent No. 10721598 

Inventor(s): Amir Saghir (Frisco, TX), Mansoor Ali Shah Mohammed (Plano, TX), Said Hanbaly (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16039026 on 07/18/2018 (734 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first cell device obtains, from a second cell device, multicast information associated with the second cell device, where a first wireless coverage area associated with the first cell device at least partially overlaps a second wireless coverage area associated with the second cell device. The first cell device transmits the multicast information to an element management system, and receives, from the element management system, an instruction, generated based at least on the multicast information, to not use one or more subframes, associated with a multicast transmission session associated with the second cell device, to transmit during the multicast transmission session. The first cell device determines, after receiving the instruction, that the multicast transmission session has been initiated, and causes the first cell device to not use the one or more subframes to transmit during the multicast transmission session associated with the second cell device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Security system for inmate wireless devices
Patent No. 10721624 

Inventor(s): Stephen Lee Hodge (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15435993 on 02/17/2017 (1250 days app to issue)

Abstract: A layered security suite is disclosed wherein multiple security barriers that prevent the unsanctioned use of a mobile device issued by a controlled-environment facility. The security barriers are implemented along multiple points within the communication path between the mobile device with outside networks, including on the mobile device, on wireless access points that serve data traffic for the mobile device, and a firewall device that monitors all data coming to and from the wireless access points. The barriers on the mobile device prevent the user from performing unsanctioned application and settings changes, including both software and hardware components, while the barrier on the wireless access point detects and prevents unauthorized connections between mobile devices and unsanctioned wireless access points. The firewall device discards packets with unsanctioned internet addresses. The layers work in concert to prevent all manner of tampering with the mobile device by members of the controlled-environment facility.

[H04M] TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION (circuits for controlling other apparatus via a telephone cable and not involving telephone switching apparatus G08)


5D edge cloud network design
Patent No. 10721631 

Inventor(s): Wei Yuan (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15950360 on 04/11/2018 (832 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods may use a math programming model for designing an edge cloud network. The edge cloud network design may depend on various factors, including the number of edge cloud nodes, edge cloud node location, or traffic coverage, among other things.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Methods and apparatus to determine mobile device application usage in vehicles including media applications
Patent No. 10721643 

Inventor(s): Achilleas Papakostas (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Nielsen Company (US), LLC (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16372038 on 04/01/2019 (477 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example method for classifying a service set identifier (SSID) as a vehicle SSID includes storing in memory a record of a first message from a mobile device, the first message corresponding to a first SSID detected by the mobile device, determining that the first SSID detected by the mobile device meets a detection threshold, determining that, while detecting the first SSID, a quantity of detected SSIDs different from the first SSID meets a quantity threshold, and classifying the first SSID as the vehicle SSID.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Methods and systems for scheduling resources in a telecommunication system
Patent No. 10721745 

Inventor(s): Anna Larmo (Espoo, , FI), Eva Englund (Linkoping, , SE), Henning Wiemann (Aachen, , DE), Kristina Jersenius (Linkoping, , SE), Peter Moberg (Stockholm, , SE)
Assignee(s): Optis Cellular Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16122016 on 09/05/2018 (685 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to the scheduling of resources in a telecommunication system that includes a mobile terminal and base station. In one embodiment, the mobile terminal sends an initial scheduling request to a base station. Subsequently, the mobile terminal does not transmit a scheduling request to the base station unless and until a scheduling request triggering event is detected.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Selecting radio frequency channels for carrier aggregation in an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band
Patent No. 10721778 

Inventor(s): Sergio Aguirre (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16118767 on 08/31/2018 (690 days app to issue)

Abstract: A base station may obtain channel usage information identifying usage of one or more unlicensed radio frequency (RF) spectrum bands. The base station may select a selected band, of the one or more unlicensed RF spectrum bands, based on the channel usage information. The base station may select one or more RF channels, of multiple RF channels included in the selected band, based on a congestion value of the selected band. The congestion value may be determined based on values of the channel usage information corresponding to the selected band. The selected RF channel may include an impaired RF channel that may not permit full bandwidth utilization due to constraints. The base station may communicate with user equipment via the one or more RF channels of the selected band.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Power efficient tunneled direct link setup apparatus, systems and methods
Patent No. 10721782 

Inventor(s): Ariton Xhafa (Plano, TX), Leonardo William Estevez (Rockwall, TX), Ramanuja Vedantham (Allen, TX), Yanjun Sun (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15289837 on 10/10/2016 (1380 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods disclosed herein operate to provide wireless communication between personal mobile communication (PMC) devices. An emulated wireless access point (AP) at a first PMC device (PMC[b]1[/b]) establishes a first tunneled direct link setup (TDLS) session between a first station module (STA[b]1[/b]) incorporated into the PMC[b]1[/b] and a second station module (STA[b]2[/b]) incorporated into a second PMC device (PMC[b]2[/b]). Following establishment of the TDLS session, the wireless AP is allowed to sleep; and most infrastructure management duties are handled by the STA[b]1[/b] during the session. PMC device battery charge may be conserved as a result. The emulated wireless AP may also establish a second TDLS link to a third station module (STA[b]3[/b]) incorporated into a third PMC device (PMC[b]3[/b]). The STA[b]1[/b] may then bridge data traffic flow between the STA[b]2[/b] and the STA[b]3.[/b] Such bridging operation may enable communication between two PMC devices otherwise unable to decode data received from the other.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus of supporting wireless femtocell communications
Patent No. 10721784 

Inventor(s): Andrew Silver (Frisco, TX), Patricia A. Landgren (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TANGO NETWORKS, INC. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16581613 on 09/24/2019 (301 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus of routing a call in a femtocell network are disclosed. In one example call routing method, a call is originated from the mobile station via a femtocell access point and the call is transmitted to a femtocell gateway, a mobile switching center and a carrier gateway server and onto an enterprise gateway server to obtain policy information. A routing policy is determined based on the obtained policy information and the call is routed to its destination based on the routing policy. The call may be routed via local media from a femtocell access point directly to the enterprise gateway server. The call routing procedures may implement the Iuh protocol and/or the session initiation protocol (SIP) for call signaling in the femtocell network. Call routing may be performed in a wireless cellular communications network or an enterprise network environment.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method of making patterned conductive microstructures within a heat shrinkable substrate
Patent No. 10721815 

Inventor(s): Catherine Trent (Allen, TX), Kyle L. Grosse (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16029507 on 07/06/2018 (746 days app to issue)

Abstract: A conductive interconnect structure comprises a polymeric substrate (e.g., a thermoplastic) and a plurality of compliant conductive microstructures (e.g., conductive carbon nanofibers) embedded in the polymeric substrate. The microstructures can be arranged linearly or in a grid pattern. In response to heating, the polymeric substrate transitions from an unshrunk state to a shrunken state to move the microstructures closer together, thereby increasing an interconnect density of the compliant conductive microstructures. Thus, the gap or pitch between adjacent microstructures is reduced in response to heat-induced shrinkage of the polymeric substrate to generate finely-pitched microstructures that are densely pitched, thereby increasing the current-carrying capacity of the microstructures. The polymeric material can be heated to conform or form-fit to planar and non-planar surfaces/geometries, and can be selectively heated at various portions to tailor or customize the interconnect density of the microstructures at selected portions. Associated electrical conducting assemblies and methods are provided.

[H05K] PRINTED CIRCUITS; CASINGS OR CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS OF ELECTRIC APPARATUS; MANUFACTURE OF ASSEMBLAGES OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS (details of instruments or comparable details of other apparatus not otherwise provided for G12B; thin-film or thick-film circuits H01L 27/01, H01L 27/13; non-printed means for electric connections to or between printed circuits H01R; casings for, or constructional details of, particular types of apparatus, see the relevant subclasses; processes involving only a single technical art, e.g. heating, spraying, for which provision exists elsewhere, see the relevant classes)


DESIGN PATENTS

Hat
Patent No. D890476 

Inventor(s): Logan Miles Allison (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29687630 on 04/15/2019 (463 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Tool handle
Patent No. D890592 

Inventor(s): Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29645651 on 04/27/2018 (816 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fender fairing for a vehicle
Patent No. D890657 

Inventor(s): David Leetz (Denton, TX), Edward Patrick Reeves (Denton, TX), Jeffrey P. Smith (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR INC (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29664353 on 09/24/2018 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle tank
Patent No. D890675 

Inventor(s): Martha-Ann Fellman (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR INC (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29666868 on 10/16/2018 (644 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Console
Patent No. D890686 

Inventor(s): Allen Brittain (Flower Mound, TX), Levi Bilbrey (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29675522 on 01/03/2019 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Console
Patent No. D890687 

Inventor(s): Allen Brittain (Flower Mound, TX), Levi Bilbrey (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29675539 on 01/03/2019 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Therapeutic elastic sports tape
Patent No. D890936 

Inventor(s): Christian Hicken (Prosper, TX), Matthew Hicken (Frisco, TX), Nathan Ellison (Cedar Hills, UT), Nicholas Hicken (Prosper, TX), Steven Silvey (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BLACKTOP PLUS, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Goodhue, Coleman Owens, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29649123 on 05/25/2018 (788 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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