Dallas Invents: 104 Patents Granted for Week of March 10

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 12 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
ATT Mobility's adaptive congestion indicator to enhance intelligent traffic steering
Bank of America's augmented reality dynamic authentication
D4D Technologies' dental CAD/CAM application with real-time 3D models
Geodynamics' preventing downhole airlock device and method
• Good Sportsman Marketing's reconfigurable hunting blind
Rain Bird's volumetric budget-based irrigation control
Siemens Healthcare's deep learning-based bone removal
• Swipejobs' job matching application, method, and system
• Linear Labs's method and apparatus for power generation

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 March 10, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

104 patents granted    Ranked No. 12 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 16
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 9
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 7
VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson) 4
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 2
Geodynamics Inc. (Millsap) 2

UNASSIGNED 7


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

224 days
Aircraft generating thrust in multiple directions
Patent No. 10583921
Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Inventors: John Richard McCullough (Weatherford), Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle)

3,795 days
System and method for personalizing a commonly distributed publication
Patent No. 10585556
Assignee: Union Beach L.P. (Dallas)
Inventor: Mary C. Tannenbaum (Dallas)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Deep learning based bone removal in computed tomography angiography
Patent No. 10582907 

Inventor(s): David Liu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Siemens Healthcare GmbH (Erlangen, , DE)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15727677 on 10/09/2017 (883 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for deep learning based automatic bone removal in medical images, such as computed tomography angiography (CTA) volumes, is disclosed. Bone structures are segmented in a 3D medical image of a patient by classifying voxels of the 3D medical image as bone or non-bone voxels using a deep neural network trained for bone segmentation. A 3D visualization of non-bone structures in the 3D medical image is generated by removing voxels classified as bone voxels from a 3D visualization of the 3D medical image.

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


Devices, systems, and methods for knotless suture anchors
Patent No. 10582925 

Inventor(s): Ami Shyam Joshi (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL (Le Locle, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15425332 on 02/06/2017 (1128 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various devices, systems, and methods for knotless suture anchors are provided. In general, a guide device can be cannulated and can be configured to slidably receive therein an inserter tool configured to deliver a suture anchor into a hole formed in bone, such as with a drill advanced through the guide device. The guide device with the inserter tool therein can be configured to be held as a unit by one hand of a person, e.g., a surgeon or other medical personnel.

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


Line management device
Patent No. 10583242 

Inventor(s): Craig Douglas Corato (Keller, TX), Huy Phuong Nguyen (Round Rock, TX), Janalee Marie Corato (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): JMC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES I, L.P. (Keller, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13458635 on 04/27/2012 (2874 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes a line manager to hold and removably secure within an aperture one or more lines or tubes adjacent to a patient on or near a bed rail, body, or other device. In some embodiments, the line manager is attached to a bed rail of a hospital, or medical bed and may be used to position and label the various tubes or lines going to the patient. The line manager may be made of a flexible material and can be a single use device or a multiple use device.

[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]


Method of making textured sports ball
Patent No. 10583332 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Calandro (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of William Gustavson, PC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16173060 on 10/29/2018 (498 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sports ball ([b]10[/b]), such as a football ([b]12[/b]), has outer panels ([b]14[/b]) of leather. The outer panels ([b]14[/b]) have embossed pebbles ([b]16[/b]) to enhance grip. Each outer panel ([b]14[/b]) is formed by embossing the pebbles ([b]16[/b]) on a segment ([b]54[/b]) forming one or more of the outer panels ([b]14[/b]) after the segment ([b]54[/b]) has been cut from the unembossed full hide or half hide from which it comes. This provides great advantages in flexibility and consistency of manufacturing in addition to improved performance such as grip and aerodynamics.

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


 

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

Cyclonic injector and method for reagent gasification and decomposition in a hot gas stream
Patent No. 10583393 

Inventor(s): Eric Lindemann (Oxford, CT), James M. Valentine (Fairfield, CT), Jeffrey Michael Broderick (Ridgefield, CT), Saiprasad Jangiti (Woodbury, CT), Thomas V. Eldredge (Monroe, CT)
Assignee(s): CECO ENVIRONMENTAL IP INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15863618 on 01/05/2018 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for vaporizing and optionally decomposing a reagent, such as aqueous ammonia or urea, which is useful for NOx reduction, includes a cyclonic decomposition duct, wherein the duct at its inlet end is connected to an air inlet port and a reagent injection lance. The air inlet port is in a tangential orientation to the central axis of the duct. The system further includes a metering valve for controlling the reagent injection rate. A method for vaporizing and optionally decomposing a reagent includes providing a cyclonic decomposition duct which is connected to an air inlet port and an injection lance, introducing hot gas through the air inlet port in a tangential orientation to the central axis of the duct, injecting the reagent axially through the injection lance into the duct; and adjusting the reagent injection rate through a metering valve.

[B01D] SEPARATION (separating solids from solids by wet methods B03B, B03D, by pneumatic jigs or tables B03B, by other dry methods B07; magnetic or electrostatic separation of solid materials from solid materials or fluids, separation by high-voltage electric fields B03C; centrifuges B04B; vortex apparatus B04C; presses per se for squeezing-out liquid from liquid-containing material B30B 9/02) [5]


Configurable pulser circuit operable across a range of supply voltages
Patent No. 10583461 

Inventor(s): Aravind Miriyala (Bengaluru, , IN), Naveen Kumar Ginige (Bengaluru, , IN), Saugata Datta (Kolkata, , IN), Shabbir Amjhera Wala (Bengaluru, , IN), Vajeed Nimran (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15852018 on 12/22/2017 (809 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a trim storage and an encoder. The trim storage stores trim values. The encoder determines a magnitude of a supply voltage, determines a magnitude of a handle voltage, determines a source-to-handle voltage of a first transistor, and determines a source-to-handle voltage of a second transistor. Further, the encoder determines a target number of selectable first transistor units comprising the first transistor to select for the first transistor. Based on a trim value from the trim storage, the source-to-handle voltage of the first transistor and the source-to-handle voltage of the second transistor, the encoder determines a target number of selectable second transistor units comprising the second transistor to select for the second transistor. The encoder asserts control signals to select the target number of selectable first transistor units and the target number of selectable second transistor units.

[B06B] GENERATING OR TRANSMITTING MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS IN GENERAL (for particular physical or chemical processes, see the relevant subclasses, e.g. B07B 1/40, B22C 19/06, B23Q 17/12, B24B 31/06, E01C 19/22; measurement of mechanical vibrations, including the combination of generation and measurement, G01H; systems using reflection or reradiation of acoustic waves G01S 15/00; generating seismic energy for prospecting G01V 1/02; control of mechanical vibrations G05D 19/00; methods or devices for transmitting, conducting or directing sound, in general G10K 11/00; synthesis of acoustic waves G10K 15/02; piezo-electric, electrostrictive or magnetostrictive elements H01L 41/00; motors with vibrating magnet, armature or coil H02K 33/00; motors using piezo-electric effect, electrostriction or magnetostriction H02N 2/00; generation of electrical oscillations H03B; electromechanical resonators as resonant circuit elements H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R) [2]


Vehicle door cover devices and methods of using
Patent No. 10583715 

Inventor(s): Lloyd R. Holland (Georgetown, KY), Michael P. Meyer (Georgetown, KY)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15963797 on 04/26/2018 (684 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle door cover device for inhibiting contact between an upper frame portion of a door frame of a vehicle door assembly and a glass pane during installation of the glass pane into the vehicle door assembly includes a first sidewall, a second sidewall, and a channel wall that extends between the first sidewall and the second sidewall. The first sidewall, the second sidewall, and the channel wall form a pillar receiving channel that extends between the first sidewall and the second sidewall, and the pillar receiving channel comprises a width dimension and a length dimension and the width dimension is sized to slidably receive the upper frame portion of the door frame during installation of the glass pane.

[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)


Multiple key fob holder
Patent No. 10582748 

Inventor(s): Michael L. Finley (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15926084 on 03/20/2018 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: The multiple key fob holder is a case which stores a plurality of key fobs. The multiple key fob holder comprises a base, a cover, a master fastener, and a cord loop. The base and the cover form an enclosed containment structure within which the plurality of key fobs are contained. The base and the cover attach such that the cover rotates relative to the base. The master fastener attaches the base to the cover such that the containment structure can be secured in a closed position and unsecured to form an open position. The cord loop is a loop structure positioned at a location selected from the group consisting of: 1) the interior of the containment structure when the multiple key fob holder is in a closed position; and, 2) the exterior of the containment structure when the multiple key fob holder is in an open position.


Container-securing device
Patent No. 10583771 

Inventor(s): John Llewellyn (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bluewater Resources LLC (Cotulla, TX)
Law Firm: D. Tiller Law PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15823324 on 11/27/2017 (834 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for securing a container to a transport surface is disclosed. The system includes a capture member and a locking member. The locking member is configured to be attached to the surface and to securely engage one end of the capture member. The capture member includes one end configured to securely engage the locking member and a second end configured to securely engage the container. The locking member is optionally configured to require a key to disengage the capture member from the locking member. The method includes attaching the locking member to the surface, disposing a container on the surface next to the locking member, and positioning the capture member such that it securely engages the locking member at one end and securely engages the container at the other end, and thereby secures the container to the surface.

[B60P] VEHICLES ADAPTED FOR LOAD TRANSPORTATION OR TO TRANSPORT, TO CARRY, OR TO COMPRISE SPECIAL LOADS OR OBJECTS (vehicles with special provisions for transporting patients or disabled persons, or their personal conveyances A61G 3/00)


Driver state detection based on glycemic condition
Patent No. 10583842 

Inventor(s): Pujitha Gunaratne (Northville, 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: 16150506 on 10/03/2018 (524 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to systems and methods for detecting driver state based on glucose levels of a driver of the vehicle. In one embodiment, a method of detecting driver state based on glucose levels of a driver of the vehicle includes receiving measurements of glucose levels of the driver from a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device and determining a glycemic state of the driver based on the measurements and a driving performance parameter based on the glycemic state. The method further includes determining a degree of impairment of the driver based on whether the driving performance parameter satisfies a predetermined threshold and determining a level of driver state severity based on driver performance characteristics, features of the driving environment, and the degree of impairment of the driver. A response is then activated based on the driver state severity.

[B60W] CONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT [2006.01]


Skate truck assemblies and associated methods for rear suspension spring compression
Patent No. 10583880 

Inventor(s): Brian W. Traylor (Georgetown, KY)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15802119 on 11/02/2017 (859 days app to issue)

Abstract: A skate truck assembly that engages a lower rear suspension arm during assembly may include a base comprising a track that extends linearly in a translation direction and an articulating truck assembly slidably coupled to the track, the articulating truck assembly being moveable along the track in the translation direction. The articulating truck assembly may include a track receiving carriage that slidingly receives the track and a suspension arm engagement structure having an elongated, longitudinal axis. The suspension arm engagement structure may be operatively connected to the track receiving carriage. The suspension arm engagement structure may rotate relative to the track receiving carriage along a first axis of rotation that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the suspension arm engagement structure.

[B62D] MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS (steering, or guiding on a desired track, of agricultural machines or implements A01B 69/00; wheels, castors, axles, increasing wheel adhesion B60B; vehicle tyres, tyre inflation or tyre changing B60C; connections between vehicles of a train or the like B60D; vehicles for use on rail and road, amphibious or convertible vehicles B60F; suspension arrangements B60G; heating, cooling, ventilating or other air treating devices B60H; windows, windscreens, non-fixed roofs, doors or similar devices, protective coverings for vehicles not in use B60J; propulsion plant arrangements, auxiliary drives, transmissions, controls, instrumentation or dashboards B60K; electric equipment or propulsion of electrically-propelled vehicles B60L; power supply for electrically-propelled vehicles B60M; passenger accommodation not otherwise provided for B60N; adaptations for load transportation or to carry special loads or objects B60P; arrangement of signalling or lighting devices, the mounting or supporting thereof or circuits therefor, for vehicles in general B60Q; vehicles, vehicle fittings or vehicle parts, not otherwise provided for B60R; servicing, cleaning, repairing, supporting, lifting, or manoeuvring, not otherwise provided for B60S; brake arrangements, brake control systems or parts thereof B60T; air-cushion vehicles B60V; motorcycles, accessories therefor B62J, B62K; testing of vehicles G01M)


Method and apparatus for proximity control between rotating and non-rotating aircraft components
Patent No. 10583916 

Inventor(s): Andrew Michael White (Dallas, TX), Brady Garrett Atkins (Euless, TX), Corrine Jagneaux (Richardson, TX), Joaquin Vargas Calvet (Richardson, TX), Karl Bailey (Windham, NH), Kyle Thomas Cravener (Arlington, TX), Maika Lopat
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16401332 on 05/02/2019 (313 days app to issue)

Abstract: The aircraft includes a rotor. The rotor includes a plurality of rotor blades. The aircraft further includes a non-rotating aircraft component. A proximity sensor is disposed with at least one of the non-rotating aircraft component and the rotor blades. A flight control computer is electrically coupled to the proximity sensor.

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


Aircraft generating thrust in multiple directions
Patent No. 10583921 

Inventor(s): John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16526860 on 07/30/2019 (224 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft has an airframe with first and second wings having first and second pylons extending therebetween. A distributed propulsion system attached to the airframe includes a plurality of propulsion assemblies that are independently controlled by a flight control system. A pod assembly is coupled to the airframe. In a VTOL flight mode, the first wing is forward of the pod assembly and the second wing is aft of the pod assembly. In a forward flight mode, the first wing is below the pod assembly and the second wing is above the pod assembly. In both the VTOL flight mode and the forward flight mode, a first pair of symmetrically disposed propulsion assemblies generates thrust having a first direction while a second pair of symmetrically disposed propulsion assemblies generates thrust having a second direction that is different from the first direction.

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


Slide rail assemblies for moving objects on a transfer path, conveyor assemblies having slide rail assemblies, and methods of moving objects on a transfer path
Patent No. 10583991 

Inventor(s): Shigeo Akiyama (Lexington, KY)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15899928 on 02/20/2018 (749 days app to issue)

Abstract: A slide rail assembly for moving an object on a transfer path, includes a rail, a slide arm, and a finger. The rail extends in a transfer direction of the transfer path. The slide arm is slidably connected to the rail. The slide arm is moveable in the transfer direction between a retracted position and an extended position. The finger is connected to the slide arm. The finger is moveable between an engaged position and a disengaged position upon movement of the slide arm between the retracted position and the extended position. In the engaged position the finger is engaged with the object such that upon movement of the slide arm from the retracted position towards the extended position the object is moved in the transfer direction along the transfer path.

[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)


Multi-airfoil split and rejoin method
Patent No. 10584602 

Inventor(s): Michael L. Miller (Euless, TX), Paul M. Pellet (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (Farmington, CT)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14762630 on 12/16/2013 (2276 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for working an airfoil cluster is disclosed. The method may include attaching a first datum to a first portion of the airfoil cluster, and joining a second portion of the airfoil cluster to the first portion, the second portion having a second datum substantially aligned with the first datum in a common plane spaced away from the first and second portions.

[B23P] OTHER WORKING OF METAL; COMBINED OPERATIONS; UNIVERSAL MACHINE TOOLS (arrangements for copying or controlling B23Q)


 

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

Use of PEO-PBO block copolymers in ophthalmic compositions
Patent No. 10584307 

Inventor(s): Howard Allen Ketelson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15398761 on 01/05/2017 (1160 days app to issue)

Abstract: The use of poly(oxyethylene)-poly(oxybutylene) block copolymers in pharmaceutical compositions useful for modifying the surfaces of contact lenses and other medical devices is disclosed. The present invention is based in-part on a discovery that this class of compounds is particularly efficient in wetting hydrophobic surfaces, such as the surfaces of silicone hydrogel contact lenses and other types of ophthalmic lenses. Such compounds are also useful for cleaning purposes. The use of the compounds as surfactants in various types of compositions for treating contact lenses therefore represents a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

[C11D] DETERGENT COMPOSITIONS; USE OF SINGLE SUBSTANCES AS DETERGENTS; SOAP OR SOAP-MAKING; RESIN SOAPS; RECOVERY OF GLYCEROL


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Manufactured retaining wall block with improved false joint
Patent No. 10583588 

Inventor(s): William H. Karau (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): PAVESTONE, LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15978891 on 05/14/2018 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: A retaining wall block having a false joint and a system of retaining wall blocks. The retaining wall block includes a body having a first textured surface and a second textured surface and a false joint dividing the first and second textured surface. The false joint can have a depth divided by the width greater than two inches. The false joint can have an interior angle of less than ten degrees. The system includes a plurality of retaining wall blocks and a first course of retaining wall blocks engaged with a second course of retaining wall blocks below. Each block in the system comprising a front face having a first textured surface and a second textured surface and a false joint dividing the first and second textured surface. The false joint can extend a predetermined depth of a third surface.

[E02D] FOUNDATIONS; EXCAVATIONS; EMBANKMENTS (specially adapted for hydraulic engineering E02B); UNDERGROUND OR UNDERWATER STRUCTURES [6]


Adjustable rebar centralizer for use in a drilled shaft/bore hole
Patent No. 10584459 

Inventor(s): Stanley D. Agee (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Pieresearch1, LP (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16200981 on 11/27/2018 (469 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for centering a reinforcing member within a drilled shaft/bore hole includes a first cage member and a second cage member. The first cage member is operable to surround a first half of the reinforcing member. The second cage member is operable to surround a second half of the reinforcing member. The second cage member is operably connected to the first cage member, and the first and second cage members have identical shapes.

[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]


Roof ridge vent and associated method
Patent No. 10584496 

Inventor(s): Grayson Griffin (Grand Prairie, TX), Robert B. Holland (Rowlett, TX), Rochelle D. Wellhausen-Grimm (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): AIR VENT, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Eckert Seamans Cherin Mellott, LLC (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16034416 on 07/13/2018 (606 days app to issue)

Abstract: A roof ridge vent comprises a body including inner and outer surfaces, first and second ends, and first and second sides. First and second edge portions disposed at or about the first and second sides, respectively, include vent openings for the passage of air and baffles for shielding the vent openings. A central portion is disposed between the first edge portion and the second edge portion. The central portion has a first height, and the body tapers as it extends laterally outward from the central portion to the first edge portion and second edge portion such that the first and second edge portions have a reduced height.

[E04D] ROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS (coverings of outer walls by plaster or other porous material E04F 13/00)


Reconfigurable hunting blind
Patent No. 10584511 

Inventor(s): Jerry Micah Slaughter (Huntsville, TX)
Assignee(s): Good Sportsman Marketing, LLC (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: D”Ambrosio Menon, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15642688 on 07/06/2017 (978 days app to issue)

Abstract: A duck blind is formed from first and a second panel assemblies. The first panel assembly has a first height and the second panel assembly has a second height that is less than the first height. Hunters can sit with their backs to the first panel assembly and stand to shoot over the second panel assembly. Improvements for blind windows in the panel coverings are disclosed. A flexible clear window cover covers the window opening from the inside. When a hunter wants to open the window, a releasable fastener system along the upper edge of the window cover can be disconnected and the clear window cover will swing down out of the way. An elevated blind formed from panels is disclosed. A hexagonal array of panels is positioned on a hexagonal platform to improve visibility from the blind in all directions.

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


Barrier operator mechanical transmission assembly
Patent No. 10584527 

Inventor(s): Amit Ashok Patel (Lewisville, TX), Juan Manuel Diaz (Plano, TX), Leroy G. Krupke (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): OVERHEAD DOOR CORPORATION (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15692872 on 08/31/2017 (922 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mechanical transmission system is provided for a barrier operator system for positioning a garage door between open and closed positions. The transmission system includes a rail having a channel to receive a drive sprocket and a return pulley. A drive element is trained around the drive sprocket and return pulley. The system further includes a tensioning system disposed within the channel and includes a return pulley support member and a bracket disposed on an end of the rail for supporting the return pulley support member. In addition, an adjusting screw is interfaced with and extends between the return pulley support member and the bracket, the adjusting screw movable to adjust the position of the return pulley support member relative to the bracket to increase or decrease the tension of the drive element.

[E05F] DEVICES FOR MOVING WINGS INTO OPEN OR CLOSED POSITION; CHECKS FOR WINGS; WING FITTINGS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, CONCERNED WITH THE FUNCTIONING OF THE WING


Gate hinge with direct attachment to a support post
Patent No. 10584531 

Inventor(s): Rex A. Ramsey (Forney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Abel Schillinger, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15298450 on 10/20/2016 (1237 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fence system with a gate assembly mounted in a gap between first and second fence portions of the fence system. The gate assembly can be mounted directly to a post of the first or second fence portions without being mounted to pickets or backer rails of the fence portions. A hinge may be used to mount the gate assembly, where the hinge has a clamp fixed to a support which is fixed to a first member of the hinge. A second member of the hinge can be mounted to the gate assembly with the first and second members being rotatably fixed together, thereby allowing rotation of the gate assembly between open, closed, and various other positions.

[E06B] FIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES, OR LIKE ENCLOSURES, IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES (shades or blinds for greenhouses A01G 9/22; curtains A47H; lids for car boots or bonnets B62D 25/10; sky-lights E04B 7/18; sunshades, awnings E04F 10/00)


Over-bit reamer
Patent No. 10584537 

Inventor(s): David G. Bullock (Weatherford, TX), Ronald F. Wright, Jr. (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Radius HDD Direct LLC (Perry, OK)
Law Firm: Tomlinson McKinstry, P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16383803 on 04/15/2019 (330 days app to issue)

Abstract: An over-bit backreamer. The backreamer is configured to be placed over a bit without detaching the bit from a drill string associated with a pilot bore. The backreamer has an internal surface that conforms to a steering surface of the bit. Rotation is transferred from the bit to the backreamer at the internal surface. The backreamer further defines a flange which interacts with a feature, such as a heel, on the bit. The flange and heel form a shoulder which transfers pullback force to the bit. The backreamer comprises a pullback eye that pulls a product pipe back through the borehole.

[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]


Debris preventing downhole air lock device and method
Patent No. 10584557 

Inventor(s): Dennis Roessler (Ft. Worth, TX), Kevin George (Cleburne, TX), Raymond Shaffer (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16191672 on 11/15/2018 (481 days app to issue)

Abstract: An air lock device for sealing a casing located inside a well, the air lock device including a body having a bore and configured to be attached with each end to the casing; a moving element located inside the bore; and a blocking element connected to the moving element, the blocking element preventing a fluid to pass through the bore of the body. The moving element forms an inner chamber with the body in which the blocking element is trapped after the blocking element is punctured by the moving 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]


Remotely operated and multi-functional down-hole control tools
Patent No. 10584563 

Inventor(s): Syed Hamid (Dallas, TX), William M. Richards (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15757227 on 10/02/2015 (1621 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for controlling flow in a wellbore can include a down-hole control module that is hydraulically coupled to multiple components of the system. The control module can include a computer, which can be preprogrammed to operate the various components in a particular sequence, and communicate confirmation or error signals to a surface location. The control module can also include a micro-hydraulic motor and pump that can that can be instructed by the computer to selectively deliver hydraulic fluid to one or more of the components of the system. The system can include isolation members such as packers, hydraulic pressure maintenance devices (PMDs), hydraulic shear joints, inflow control devices or valves (ICDs or ICVs) and a three-position valve that can be actuated by the control module without necessitating communication with a surface location.

[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]


Indicator scallop circulator
Patent No. 10584565 

Inventor(s): Shane Matthew Wilson (Waxahachie, TX), William Richard Collins (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): Hunting Titan, Inc. (Pampa, TX)
Law Firm: Arnold Saunders, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15313047 on 05/21/2015 (1755 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device for perforating a perforating gun body, while leaving adjacent tubulars unperforated, adapted for situations where it may be desirable to use a perforating gun with a loaded number of shaped charges that is less than its full capacity.

[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]


Shale gas extraction system
Patent No. 10584567 

Inventor(s): Farris Mitchell, Sr. (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14958205 on 12/03/2015 (1559 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shale gas extraction system includes a gas storage container configured to store gas, a heater in gaseous communication with the gas storage container, and a pump in gaseous communication with the gas storage container. The method includes extracting the shale gas from a layer of shale material, which includes the steps of heating a gas to predetermined temperature, pressurizing the gas to a predetermined pressure, driving the gas to the layer of shale material, and heating the shale gas with the gas.

[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]


Apparatus and methods for automated slide drilling
Patent No. 10584574 

Inventor(s): Brian Stokeld (Dallas, TX), Eric Alan Nolte (Denton, TX), John Jeremy Cantwell (Fredericksburg, TX), Joshua Miles Brinkley (Grand Prairie, TX), Kevin Mims (Dallas, TX), Robert Tyler Quarles (Dallas, TX), Sashmit Bhaduri (
Assignee(s): Motive Drilling Technologies, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Vinson Elkins LLP (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16101161 on 08/10/2018 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automated slide drilling system (ASDS) may be used with a drilling rig system to control slide drilling. The ASDS may autonomously control slide drilling without user input during the slide drilling. The ASDS may further support a transition from rotary drilling to slide drilling to rotary drilling without user input during the transitions. The ASDS may also support user input and user notifications for various steps to enable manual or semi-manual control of slide drilling by a driller or an operator.

[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

 

Expansion anchor with grooves in the expansion cone
Patent No. 10584731 

Inventor(s): Matteo Spampatti (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Hilti Aktiengesellschaft (Schaan, , LI)
Law Firm: Crowell Moring LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15833896 on 12/06/2017 (825 days app to issue)

Abstract: An expansion anchor with a bolt and at least one expansion element is disclosed. An oblique surface is arranged in the region of the first end of the bolt and forces the expansion element radially outward on the bolt if the bolt is displaced in a pull-out direction relative to the expansion element. The bolt has, in the region of its rear end facing away from the first end, a load-absorber which is suitable for introducing tensile forces which are directed in the pull-out direction into the bolt. A plurality of grooves that are closed with respect to the first end of the bolt are disposed in the oblique surface and the plurality of grooves reduce a contact surface between the expansion element and the oblique surface. The contact surface between the expansion element and the oblique surface is reduced by the plurality of grooves by 20 to 50%.

[F16B] DEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS OR WEDGES; JOINTS OR JOINTING (couplings for transmitting rotation F16D)


Method and apparatus for controlling lighting modules of a multi-element portable light
Patent No. 10584833 

Inventor(s): Gregory Lee Horne (Euless, TX), Jimmy Prieto (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Alliance Sports Group, L.P. (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: Thorpe North Western LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16384159 on 04/15/2019 (330 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lighting device having a first configuration wherein a first light source is exposed and a second light source is covered and a second configuration wherein the first light source is exposed and the second light source is exposed. The light device is enclosed in a rigid enclosure securing the lighting device in the second configuration. A power source is electrically coupled to the lighting device to provide power to the first light source and the second light source. A switch is coupled to the power source and the first and second light sources. The switch is configured to permit propagation of power from the power source to the second light source when the lighting device is in the second configuration.

[F21L] LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF, BEING PORTABLE OR SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR TRANSPORTATION [7]


Gravity-style furnace subunit inside a gas-induced draft furnace
Patent No. 10584897 

Inventor(s): Jesse Sanchez (Mansfield, TX), Shiblee S. M. Noman (Tulsa, OK)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15492873 on 04/20/2017 (1055 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gravity-style furnace subunit for a gas-induced draft furnace. A heat conduction tube configured to be located inside of a gas-induced draft furnace cabinet, the heat conduction tube being separated from a row of draft-induced heat conduction tubes inside the cabinet. A burner assembly having a burner tube located within the heat conduction tube through an inlet opening of the heat conduction tube. The burner assembly permits air flow through the inlet opening into the heat conduction tube. A pilot assembly located within the heat conduction tube and adjacent to the burner tube. A thermopile module having located adjacent to a flame outlet of the pilot assembly within the heat conduction tube. A gas valve configured to control gas flow to the burner assembly, the gas valve electrically coupled to the thermopile module and to actuate gas flow there-through when the thermopile module generates a predefined voltage difference.

[F24H] FLUID HEATERS, e.g. WATER OR AIR HEATERS, HAVING HEAT-GENERATING MEANS, IN GENERAL (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials C09K 5/00; tube furnaces for thermal non-catalytic cracking C10G 9/20; devices, e.g. valves, for venting and aerating enclosures F16K 24/00; steam traps or like apparatus F16T; steam generation F22; combustion apparatus F23; domestic stoves or ranges F24B, F24C; domestic- or space-heating systems F24D; furnaces, kilns, ovens, retorts F27; heat-exchangers F28; electric heating elements or arrangements H05B)


Firearm barrel cooling system
Patent No. 10584933 

Inventor(s): Keith A. Lagenbeck (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15863900 on 01/06/2018 (794 days app to issue)

Abstract: A firearm barrel cooling system includes fins formed to extend around and from a barrel blank of a same material as the fins. An outside major diameter of the fins is greater than an outside diameter of the formed barrel near a shank of the barrel. Flutes are defined around and in the barrel blank between adjacent fins wherein an outside diameter of the flutes is equal to a minor diameter of the fins and equal to or greater than an outside diameter of the barrel. A transition from a crest of a flute to a base of a fin coincides with a taper of the formed barrel from shank to muzzle. Fin cooling sections are located between a barrel collar and a muzzle end of the formed barrel, each cooling section having a plurality of fins. A method for cooling a firearm barrel system therefore is also included herein.

[F41A] FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS COMMON TO BOTH SMALLARMS AND ORDNANCE, e.g. CANNONS; MOUNTINGS FOR SMALLARMS OR ORDNANCE [5]


System and method for marksmanship training
Patent No. 10584940 

Inventor(s): James L. Northrup (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Shooting Simulator, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16397983 on 04/29/2019 (316 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for simulating lead of a target includes a network, a simulation administrator and a user device connected to the network, a database connected to the simulation administrator, and a set of position trackers positioned at a simulator site. The user device includes a virtual or augmented reality unit and a computer connected to the network. A target may be simulated or may be a real-world object. The target and the user are tracked to generate a phantom target and a phantom halo. The phantom target and the phantom halo are displayed on the virtual or augmented reality unit at a lead distance and a drop distance from the target.

[F41G] WEAPON SIGHTS; AIMING (optical aspects thereof G02B)


Perforating gun system and method
Patent No. 10584950 

Inventor(s): John T. Hardesty (Weatherford, TX), Terrell Saltarelli (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16136459 on 09/20/2018 (537 days app to issue)

Abstract: A detonator block for housing a detonator includes a body configured to host the detonator, the body having a first end that is configured to be attached to a gun assembly element, and the body having a second end, opposite to the first end, and configured to electrically connect to a gun.

[F42D] BLASTING (fuses, e.g. fuse cords, C06C 5/00; blasting cartridges F42B 3/00)


 

P H Y S I C S

FET based humidity sensor with barrier layer protecting gate dielectric
Patent No. 10585058 

Inventor(s): Richard Davis (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Honeywell International Inc. (Morris Plains, NJ)
Law Firm: Thompson Patent Law (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15594184 on 05/12/2017 (1033 days app to issue)

Abstract: An illustrative humidity sensor may include a substrate having a source and a drain, wherein the drain is laterally spaced from the source. A gate stack is provided in the space between the source and the drain to form a transistor. The gate stack may include a gate insulator situated on the substrate to form a gate insulator/substrate interface. The gate stack may further include a barrier layer above the gate insulator. The barrier layer may be configured to act as a barrier to mobile charge, humidity and/or other contaminates, and may help prevent such contaminates from reaching the gate insulator/substrate interface. The gate stack may further include a humidity sensing layer above the barrier layer. The humidity sensing layer, when exposed to humidity, may modulate the conduction channel in the substrate under the gate insulator and between the source and the drain. In some cases, the humidity level may be determined by monitoring the current flowing between the source and drain.

[G01N] INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES (measuring or testing processes other than immunoassay, involving enzymes or microorganisms C12M, C12Q)


Detection and treatment of pregnancy complications comprising determining sialyl Lewis antigens and administering hCG
Patent No. 10585106 

Inventor(s): Satyan Kalkunte (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Women Infants Hospital of Rhode Island (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Saul Ewing Arnstein Lehr LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15889261 on 02/06/2018 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of identifying and/or addressing incipient preeclampsia in a patient-subject by the steps of (a) performing a bioassay to determine the level of at least one sialyl Lewis antigen in a said patient-subject at about 25 weeks of pregnancy or earlier; (b) performing a bioassay to determine the level of at least one sialyl Lewis antigen in a pregnant non-preeclampsia one or more subjects at about 30 weeks of pregnancy or later, wherein said at least one sialyl Lewis antigen assay is for a sialyl Lewis antigen assayed in step (a) is and if more than one subject is assayed, averaging said results; and (c) managing said patient-subject for preeclampsia, if said level of at least one sialyl Lewis antigen of step (a) is at or greater than about 20% above the level of such silalyl Lewis antigen assayed in step (b).

[G01N] INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES (measuring or testing processes other than immunoassay, involving enzymes or microorganisms C12M, C12Q)


Router gating TDI, TMS inputs to two TDI, TMS outputs
Patent No. 10585144 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16228067 on 12/20/2018 (446 days app to issue)

Abstract: A falling edge controller includes a controller having an inverted TCK (Test Clock) input, a TMS (Test Mode Select) input, a shift register control output, an update register control output, and a shift output; a shift register having a TDI (Test Data In) input, a shift register control input coupled to the shift register control output, address inputs, a select input, address and select outputs, and a TDO (Test Data Out) output; an update register having address and select inputs coupled to the address and select outputs, an update register control input coupled to the update register control output, address outputs coupled to the address inputs, and a select output coupled to the select input; and address circuitry having address inputs coupled to the address outputs, and having an enable output.

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


Tuning for ultrasonic transducer
Patent No. 10585177 

Inventor(s): Lei Ding (Plano, TX), Srinath Mathur Ramaswamy (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15626964 on 06/19/2017 (995 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes an ultrasonic transducer having a first terminal and a second terminal. The first terminal receives an electrical drive signal and excites the ultrasonic transducer during an excitation interval to provide an ultrasound signal. The first terminal also provides an electrical receive signal in response to the ultrasonic transducer receiving a reflected ultrasound signal. The circuit includes a capacitor having one terminal connected to the first terminal of the ultrasonic transducer. A resistor is connected to another terminal of the capacitor to form a resistor-capacitor (RC) network. At least one of resistor and the capacitor have a variable resistance or capacitance value that is set to tune the RC network to mitigate ringing of the ultrasonic transducer following the excitation interval.

[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


Automotive radar with end-fire antenna fed by an optically generated signal transmitted through a fiber splitter to enhance a field of view
Patent No. 10585187 

Inventor(s): Jae Seung Lee (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: 15442548 on 02/24/2017 (1110 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicular radar system includes an optical source designed to output an optical signal. The vehicular radar system further includes a first optical splitter coupled to the optical source and designed to split the optical signal into a first duplicate signal and a second duplicate signal. The vehicular radar system further includes at least one converter coupled to the first optical splitter and designed to convert the first duplicate signal and the second duplicate signal into a first radar signal and a second radar signal, respectively. The vehicular radar system further includes a first antenna coupled to the at least one converter and designed to transmit the first radar signal, and a second antenna coupled to the at least one converter and designed to transmit the second radar signal.

[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


Terminal of an optical fiber network having a bypass module
Patent No. 10585256 

Inventor(s): Diana Rodriguez (Fort Worth, TX), Joshua David Henley (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16369672 on 03/29/2019 (347 days app to issue)

Abstract: A terminal for an optical fiber network includes a housing, a plurality of feeder cable adapters positioned in the housing, a plurality of distribution panel adapters positioned in the housing, and a bypass module positioned in the housing and including at least one bypass module adapter. A plurality of input optical fibers extend from at least one of the plurality of feeder cable adapters, into the main body of the bypass module, and to the at least one bypass module adapter. Additionally, a plurality of output optical fibers extend from the at least one bypass module adapter to at least one of the plurality of distribution panel adapters. The plurality of input optical fibers each optically couple to a single one of the plurality of output optical fibers within the at least one bypass module adapter.

[G02B] OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS (G02F takes precedence; optical elements specially adapted for use in lighting devices or systems thereof F21V 1/00-F21V 13/00; measuring-instruments, see the relevant subclass of class G01, e.g. optical rangefinders G01C; testing of optical elements, systems, or apparatus G01M 11/00; spectacles G02C; apparatus or arrangements for taking photographs or for projecting or viewing them G03B; sound lenses G10K 11/30; electron and ion “optics” H01J; X-ray “optics” H01J, H05G 1/00; optical elements structurally combined with electric discharge tubes H01J 5/16, H01J 29/89, H01J 37/22; microwave “optics” H01Q; combination of optical elements with television receivers H04N 5/72; optical systems or arrangements in colour television systems H04N 9/00; heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas H05B 3/84) [7]


Pole integrated repeater system
Patent No. 10585460 

Inventor(s): Michael James Mouser (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC (St. George, UT)
Law Firm: Thorpe North Western (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16011475 on 06/18/2018 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: A repeater system including one or more donor antennas, one or more server antennas and a repeater integrated with a pole.

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


Avatar-based augmented reality engagement
Patent No. 10585470 

Inventor(s): Sathyanarayanan Srinivasan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15481915 on 04/07/2017 (1068 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for determining an engagement level of an individual is provided. The present invention may include capturing a plurality of image data depicting a relative location of a user. The present invention may also include identifying an individual within the captured image data. The present invention may further include gathering a plurality of engagement level indicator data associated with the identified individual. The present invention may also include calculating a current engagement level of the identified individual using the plurality of gathered engagement level indicator data.

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


System and method for personalizing a commonly distributed publication
Patent No. 10585556 

Inventor(s): Mary C. Tannenbaum (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Union Beach L.P. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12581650 on 10/19/2009 (3795 days app to issue)

Abstract: By allowing a person to customize an otherwise common media prior to delivery of the media to a recipient on a regular basis it is possible to deliver professionally created media in a personalized manner. In one embodiment, a magazine subscription is delivered monthly to a recipient and the cover (centerfold, back page) contains content provided by the initiator. In another embodiment, video media delivered to the recipient is created by a professional as a universal offering but content, such as photos, videos, text, is added by the initiator prior to delivery.

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


Method for protecting memory against unauthorized access
Patent No. 10585810 

Inventor(s): Johann Zipperer (Unterschleissheim, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16019715 on 06/27/2018 (622 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of protecting software for embedded applications against unauthorized access is disclosed. Software to be protected is loaded into a protected memory area and access to the protected memory area is controlled by sentinel logic circuitry. The sentinel logic circuitry allows access to the protected memory area only either from within the protected memory area or from outside of the protected memory area but through a dedicated memory location within the protected memory area. The dedicated memory location then points to protected address locations within the protected memory area.

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


Systems and methods for creating and using a data structure for parallel programming
Patent No. 10585845 

Inventor(s): Chen Tian (Union City, CA), Liya Chen (San Jose, CA), Ziang Hu (Union City, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15293413 on 10/14/2016 (1243 days app to issue)

Abstract: System and method embodiments are provided for creating data structure for parallel programming. A method for creating data structures for parallel programming includes forming, by one or more processors, one or more data structures, each data structure comprising one or more global containers and a plurality of local containers. Each of the global containers is accessible by all of a plurality of threads in a multi-thread parallel processing environment. Each of the plurality of local containers is accessible only by a corresponding one of the plurality of threads. A global container is split into a second plurality of local containers when items are going to be processed in parallel and two or more local containers are merged into a single global container when a parallel process reaches a synchronization point.

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


Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for command engine execution
Patent No. 10585911 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey David Bourne (Allen, TX), Jeffery Jon Hayward (Lucas, TX), Jonathan Peter Streete (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15395878 on 12/30/2016 (1166 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for command engine execution are disclosed. One method for command engine execution includes receiving free-form information for requesting or modifying information about a computing system. The method also includes identifying a portion in the free-form information that is unsupported by a command engine. The method further includes converting, using a grammar module that supports the portion, the free-form information into at least one compatible command for interacting with at least one data set. The method also includes requesting or modifying the information about the computing system by interacting with the at least one data set using the at least one compatible command.

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


Managing dynamic webpage content
Patent No. 10585970 

Inventor(s): Erik H. Katzen (Argyle, TX), Sumit Patel (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14995221 on 01/14/2016 (1517 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an approach for managing webpage content access across a group of users, a computer receives a group comprising one or more users. The computer receives a webpage associated with the group. The computer stores at least one snapshot of the received webpage. The computer receives a request to access the received webpage from a user wherein the user is a member of the received group. The computer selects a snapshot from the stored at least one snapshot based on the received request to access the received webpage. The computer provides the selected snapshot from the stored at least one snapshot to the user associated with the received request.

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


System and method for an optimized, self-learning and self-organizing contact center
Patent No. 10586175 

Inventor(s): Alan McCord (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): NEWVOICEMEDIA LTD. (Hampshire, , GB)
Law Firm: Galvin Patent Law LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15445869 on 02/28/2017 (1106 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for an optimized, self-learning and self-organizing contact center has been developed. This system and method uses principles and tools of information theory, including the latent Dirichlet allocation which reduces information to specific predetermined topics and a distribution of topic related words to infer its hidden, generative underpinnings so to self-organize a contact center, infer its desired electronic versus human make up, and optimally route all customer requests to an electronic resource or a specific human agent best suited to respond to the request for maximal business value per interaction.

[G06N] COMPUTER SYSTEMS BASED ON SPECIFIC COMPUTATIONAL MODELS [7]


Job matching application, method, and system
Patent No. 10586212 

Inventor(s): Katrina Lee-Anne Leslie (New South Wales, , AU)
Assignee(s): Swipejobs, Inc. (Southlake, TX)
Law Firm: Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15141548 on 04/28/2016 (1412 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, server, and computer program for matching jobs and workers. The server is configured to receive, from entities, job data indicative of available jobs; receive from mobile devices associated with workers, worker data; store the job data and the worker data in the data store; determine and store, in the data store, worker preference data and entity preference data; determine matches, wherein each match pairs one of the workers with one of the jobs based on the worker preference data and the entity preference data; transfer, to each matched worker via a respective mobile device, data indicative of the respective matched job; receive, from at least some of the mobile devices, feedback data indicative of whether at least some of the matched jobs were accepted or declined; and transfer, to the respective entity for each accepted job, data indicative of the respective worker who accepted the job.

[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]


Augmented reality dynamic authentication
Patent No. 10586220 

Inventor(s): Manu J. Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15367502 on 12/02/2016 (1194 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for performing authorization of a user in an augmented reality environment comprises an augmented reality user device, an automatic teller machine, and an authentication server. The automatic teller machine has a keypad with unmarked buttons. The augmented reality user device includes a display configured to overlay virtual objects onto a field of view of a user. The augmented reality user device receives a virtual keypad overlay, which assigns values to the unmarked buttons of the keypad. Using the overlay, the augmented reality user device displays the assigned values on the buttons of the keypad. The automatic teller machine detects an input sequence entered on the keypad and sends the input sequence to the authentication server. The authentication server determines an authentication code by combining the input sequence with the virtual keypad overlay, and compares the determined authentication code with an authentication code stored in a database.

[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]


Systems and methods for assistance services using mobile communications
Patent No. 10586289 

Inventor(s): Bradly Jay Billman (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15820893 on 11/22/2017 (839 days app to issue)

Abstract: An indication of an incident associated with a vehicle may be received via a communication protocol. The indication of the incident may be received from a mobile device. The indication of the incident may be received by a computing device, such as a computing device comprising a processor and memory coupled to the processor. If the communication protocol comprises a cellular protocol, a coverage area of a network cell in communication with the mobile device may be determined. An assistance service may be dispatched to the coverage area of the network cell. If the communication protocol comprises a wireless protocol, such as a Wi-Fi protocol, a coverage area of a wireless access point in communication with the mobile device may be determined. An assistance service may be dispatched to the coverage area of the access point.

[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]


Interactive cinemagrams
Patent No. 10586367 

Inventor(s): Sourabh Ravindran (Dallas, TX), Youngjun Yoo (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15650531 on 07/14/2017 (970 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer readable medium for interactive cinemagrams. The method includes displaying a still frame of a cinemagram on a display of an electronic device, the cinemagram having an animated portion. The method also includes after the displaying, identifying occurrence of a triggering event based on an input from one or more sensors of the electronic device. Additionally, the method includes initiating animation of the animated portion of the cinemagram in response to identifying the occurrence of the triggering event. The method may also include generating the image as a cinemagram by identifying a reference frame from a plurality of frames and an object in the reference frame, segmenting the object from the reference frame, tracking the object across multiple of the frames, determining whether a portion of the reference frame lacks pixel information during motion of the object, and identifying pixel information to add to the portion.

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


Real-time detail highlighting on 3D models
Patent No. 10586388 

Inventor(s): Diego Escala (Dallas, TX), Justin Graham (Dallas, TX), Mark S. Quadling (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): D4D Technologies, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15926625 on 03/20/2018 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dental CAD/CAM application generates a 3D model representing a patient”s dental anatomy. This model may be a 3D surface. The surface may also be textured with either a monochrome or color image superimposed. The display routine that is used to display the 3D model is enhanced to adjust the contrast in the region of a displayed mouse pointer (or other input device) as a user explores the display image. When this feature is activated and the mouse pointer positioned, preferably the texturing on the 3D model is recomputed in that local area and redisplayed showing greater contrast and detail. Preferably, the contrast is increased from a center to an edge of the area of contrast. Having the texturing of the model being improved and highlighted around the margin is desirable, as it allows the user to see more easily where the margin is located.

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


Method, computer-readable storage device and apparatus for exchanging vehicle information
Patent No. 10586405 

Inventor(s): Craig Lee (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT Mobility II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15640610 on 07/03/2017 (981 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, computer-readable storage device and apparatus for exchanging vehicle information are disclosed. For example, the method receives the vehicle information from a second vehicle, wherein the vehicle information is received via a direct vehicle to vehicle communication, calculates an operating parameter of the second vehicle, determines an alert condition based on the operating parameter of the second vehicle, and provides a notification of the alert condition to a driver of the first vehicle.

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


Circuit and method for using capacitive touch to further secure information in RFID documents
Patent No. 10586412 

Inventor(s): Michael L Mitchell (Ennis, TX), Prasanna Parthasarathy (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14491101 on 09/19/2014 (1999 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for limiting access to confidential information including storage circuitry for storing the confidential information. An access enabling circuit allows access to the storage circuitry in response to a first level of an enabling signal. A processor generates the enabling signal for a predetermined amount of time in response to sensing of a change of a predetermined value that is produced in response to an act by a person responsible for the confidentiality of the confidential information. The enabling signal assumes a second level after the predetermined amount of time to block access to the storage circuitry.

[G07C] TIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE (identification of persons A61B 5/117; indicating or recording apparatus for measuring in general, analogous apparatus but in which the input is not a variable to be measured, e.g. a hand operation, G01D; clocks, clock mechanisms G04B, G04C; time-interval measuring G04F; counting mechanisms per se G06M)


Systems and methods for promoting driver engagement using active feedback
Patent No. 10586454 

Inventor(s): Heishiro Toyoda (Ann Arbor, MI), Hiroto Hamada (Aichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15631235 on 06/23/2017 (991 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to engaging a driver of a vehicle about driving behaviors. In one embodiment, a method includes computing predicted controls according to at least a defined skill level of the driver. The predicted controls indicate how to control the vehicle to maintain the vehicle along a driving path on a roadway. The method includes, in response to receiving manual control inputs from the driver, generating control feedback to the driver about the manual control inputs based, at least in part, on a difference between the manual control inputs and the predicted controls.

[G01G] WEIGHING


Universal branding panel
Patent No. 10586471 

Inventor(s): Samuel Maxwell Marrs (Bradley, IL)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15393930 on 12/29/2016 (1167 days app to issue)

Abstract: A branding device includes a housing, a faceplate, a backlit recess within the housing, housing retention features, and faceplate retention features. The branding device is configured to be installed within a corresponding recess of a panel, such that the faceplate can be removed and replaced without requiring replacement of the entire branding device. To update the branding information of the branding device, the faceplate retention features must be disengaged from the rear of the branding device, the faceplate is then removed, and a faceplate with updated branding information is then installed.

[G09F] DISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS


Continuous cognitive cloud service maximization
Patent No. 10587702 

Inventor(s): Hung Tack Kwan (Grand Prairie, TX), Jeff Edgington (Keller, TX), Kristina E. Jones (Dallas, TX), Shiju Mathai (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Shutts Bowen LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15854666 on 12/26/2017 (805 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a method, system and computer program product for the continuous cognitive discovery and management of cloud services in an aggregated distributed application. One method includes receiving a textual specification of cloud service criteria, searching a registry for cloud services corresponding to the textual specification and presenting locating cloud services corresponding to the textual specification. Thereafter, the located cloud services are ranked and presented and one or more of the presented cloud services are selected for deployment and deployed as part of an aggregated distributed application. Thereafter, the registry is searched to locate and rank new cloud services based upon the textual specification, and in response to determining that one of the new cloud services is ranked higher than an existing one of the cloud services already deployed, the determined one of the new cloud services is deployed into the aggregated distributed application.

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


Systems, methods, and devices for image coding
Patent No. 10587900 

Inventor(s): Chen-Xiong Zhang (Plano, TX), Jianhua Zheng (Beijing, , CN), Madhusudan Kalluri (Fremont, CA), Minqiang Jiang (Campbell, CA), Nam Ling (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX), Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15433344 on 02/15/2017 (1119 days app to issue)

Abstract: System and method embodiments for image coding are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method in a data processing system for image encoding includes determining a sparsity constraint according to a dimension of an input image signal. The method also includes iteratively determining a plurality of approximations to the input image signal. Each iteration provides an approximation of the input image signal. Each approximation includes a set of dictionary element indices and coefficients. The dictionary is an over-complete dictionary. Iterations of the determining step are terminated when a number of iterations is equal to the sparsity constraint. The method also includes selecting one of the plurality of approximations according to a minimum rate-distortion cost. The method also includes determining an encoded image signal according to non-zero coefficients and corresponding indices for each non-zero coefficient in the selected approximation.

[G06K] RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS (printing per se B41J)


Memory for programming a floating gate using an analog comparison device coupled to a tunneling device
Patent No. RE047900 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): Brett Smith (McKinney, TX), Erick Blackall (Richardson, TX), Ross E Teggatz (McKinney, TX), Wayne T Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TRIUNE IP, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15094306 on 04/08/2016 (1432 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides circuits, systems, and methods for programming a floating gate. As described herein, a floating gate tunneling device is used with an analog comparison device in a circuit having a floating reference node and an offset-mitigating feedback loop for iteratively programming a floating gate or multiple floating gates. Patent Class: N/A


 

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Volumetric budget based irrigation control
Patent No. 10582674 

Inventor(s): Blake Snider (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Rain Bird Corporation (Azusa, CA)
Law Firm: Fitch, Even, Tabin Flannery LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16218202 on 12/12/2018 (454 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present embodiments provide systems, processes and/or methods of controlling irrigation. In some embodiments, methods are provided that receive ([b]4112[/b]) water usage information corresponding to a first volumetric water usage at a site location having an irrigation controller ([b]130[/b]), wherein the first volumetric water usage corresponds to volumetric water usage from a beginning of a budget period of time to a first time within the budget period of time; determine ([b]4114[/b]) automatically whether a volumetric water budget at the site location will be met for the budget period of time based on at least the first volumetric water usage, the volumetric water budget corresponding to a specified volume of water for use during the budget period of time; determine ([b]4116[/b]) automatically, in the event the volumetric water budget will not be met, an adjustment to the irrigation by the irrigation controller; and output ([b]4118[/b]) signaling to effect the adjustment.

[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]


Method for forming hermetic seals in MEMS devices
Patent No. 10584027 

Inventor(s): Arlynn W. Smith (Blue Ridge, VA), Dan Chilcott (Buchanan, VA)
Assignee(s): ELBIT SYSTEMS OF AMERICA, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15829314 on 12/01/2017 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of processing a double sided wafer of a microelectromechanical device includes spinning a resist onto a first side of a first wafer. The method further includes forming pathways within the resist to expose portions of the first side of the first wafer. The method also includes etching one or more depressions in the first side of the first wafer through the pathways, where each of the depressions have a planar surface and edges. Furthermore, the method includes depositing one or more adhesion metals over the resist such that the one or more adhesion metals are deposited within the depressions, and then removing the resist from the first wafer. The method finally includes depositing indium onto the adhesion metals deposited within the depressions and bonding a second wafer to the first wafer by compressing the indium between the second wafer and the first wafer.

[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]


Observation platform for using structured communications
Patent No. 10586199 

Inventor(s): Andrew W. Kittler (Atherton, CA), Guy R. Vanbuskirk (Spicewood, TX), Steven Paul Russell (Menlo Park, CA)
Assignee(s): Theatro Labs, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15978900 on 05/14/2018 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a method of observing users of communication devices, a central computer system recognizes a first user associated with a first communication device and a second user associated with a second communication device. The central computer system observes a communication between the first communication device and the second communication device, wherein at least a portion of the communication is an audible communication. The central computer system relays the communication between the first communication device and the second communication device. The central computer system identifies features of the communication and makes the features available for decision making purposes.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Nanostructure-containing organic-metal halide perovskites
Patent No. 10586657 

Inventor(s): Mengjin Yang (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15777841 on 11/30/2016 (1196 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein is a device that includes an alkyl ammonium metal halide perovskite layer, and a nanostructured semiconductor layer in physical contact with the alkyl ammonium metal halide perovskite layer. The alkyl ammonium metal halide perovskite layer may include methyl ammonium cations. The alkyl ammonium metal halide perovskite layer may include anions of at least one of chlorine, bromine, astatine, and/or iodine. The alkyl ammonium metal halide perovskite layer may include cations of a metal in a 2+ valence state. The metal may include at least one of lead, tin, and/or germanium.

[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]


Trench isolated IC with transistors having LOCOS gate dielectric
Patent No. 10586730 

Inventor(s): Ming-Yeh Chuang (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16010691 on 06/18/2018 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device includes an isolated region surrounded by an isolation ring over a semiconductor substrate. A well of a first conductivity type is located within the isolated region. A source region and a drain region of a second conductivity type are located over the well. A local-oxidation-of-silicon (LOCOS) layer is located on the well between the source and the drain, between the source and the isolation ring, and between the drain and the isolation ring. A gate electrode located between the source and the drain on said LOCOS layer.

[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]


Method of providing source and drain doping for CMOS architecture including FinFET and semiconductor devices so formed
Patent No. 10586738 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Rodder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Gyeonggi-do, , KR)
Law Firm: Van Pelt, Yi James LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15877931 on 01/23/2018 (777 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for providing a semiconductor device and the device so formed are described. A doped semiconductor layer is deposited on a semiconductor underlayer. At least a portion of the semiconductor underlayer is exposed. A dopant for the doped semiconductor layer is selected from a p-type dopant and an n-type dopant. An ultraviolet-assisted low temperature (UVLT) anneal of the doped semiconductor layer is performed in an ambient. The ambient is selected from an oxidizing ambient and a nitriding ambient. The oxidizing ambient is used for the n-type dopant. The nitriding ambient is used for the p-type dopant. A sacrificial layer is formed by the doped semiconductor layer during the UVLT anneal. The dopant is driven into the portion of the semiconductor underlayer from the doped semiconductor layer by the UVLT anneal, thereby forming a doped semiconductor underlayer. The sacrificial layer is then removed.

[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]


Adaptive thermal overshoot and current limiting protection for MOSFETs
Patent No. 10586791 

Inventor(s): Jingwei Xu (Plano, TX), Qingjie Ma (Shanghai, , CN), Wei Xu (Jiangsu, , CN), Yang Wang (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16035007 on 07/13/2018 (606 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a described example, an apparatus includes: a first metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) coupled between a first input terminal for receiving a supply voltage and an output terminal for coupling to a load, and having a first gate terminal; an enable terminal coupled to the first gate terminal for receiving an enable signal; a first current mirror coupled between the first input terminal and a first terminal of a first series resistor and having an input coupled to the first gate terminal; and a second MOSFET coupled between the first gate terminal and the output terminal, and having a second gate terminal coupled to the first terminal of the first series resistor, the first series resistor having a second terminal coupled to the output terminal.

[H03K] PULSE TECHNIQUE (measuring pulse characteristics G01R; modulating sinusoidal oscillations with pulses H03C; transmission of digital information H04L; discriminator circuits detecting phase difference between two signals by counting or integrating cycles of oscillation H03D 3/04; automatic control, starting, synchronisation or stabilisation of generators of electronic oscillations or pulses where the type of generator is irrelevant or unspecified H03L; coding, decoding or code conversion, in general H03M) [4]


Three-dimensional memory device and methods of making the same using replacement drain select gate electrodes
Patent No. 10586803 

Inventor(s): Hisakazu Otoi (Yokkaichi, , JP), Kenji Sugiura (Yokkaichi, , JP), Kiyohiko Sakakibara (Yokkaichi, , JP), Mitsuteru Mushiga (Yokkaichi, , JP), Zhixin Cui (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16023289 on 06/29/2018 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming a three-dimensional memory device includes forming an alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers over a substrate, forming a patterned template structure around memory openings in a drain-select-level above the alternating stack, forming drain-select-level isolation structures in trenches in the patterned template structure, forming memory stack structures in the memory openings extending through the alternating stack, where each of the memory stack structures includes a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel, replacing the sacrificial material layers with word lines, and separately replacing the patterned template structure with a drain select gate electrode.

[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. 10586844 

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: 16021123 on 06/28/2018 (621 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]


Apparatus and method for a low loss coupling capacitor
Patent No. 10586878 

Inventor(s): Brian Creed (Batavia, IL), Kent Jaeger (Cary, IL), Lawrence Connell (Naperville, IL), Matthew Richard Miller (Arlington Heights, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15830927 on 12/04/2017 (827 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments are provided herein for low loss coupling capacitor structures. The embodiments include a n-type varactor (NVAR) configuration and p-type varactor (PVAR) configuration. The structure in the NVAR configuration comprises a p-doped semiconductor substrate (Psub), a deep n-doped semiconductor well (DNW) in the Psub, and a p-doped semiconductor well (P well) in the DNW. The circuit structure further comprises a source terminal of a p-doped semiconductor material within P well, and a drain terminal of the p-doped semiconductor material within the P well. Additionally, the circuit structure comprises an insulated gate on the surface of the P well, a metal pattern comprising a plurality of layers of metal lines, and a plurality of vias through the metal lines. The vias are contacts connecting the metal lines to the gate, the source terminal, and the drain terminal.

[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]


Multi-layer substrate with integrated resonator
Patent No. 10587029 

Inventor(s): Tarak A. Railkar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16025240 on 07/02/2018 (617 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a substrate that includes a substrate body and a resonator integrated within the substrate body. The resonator includes a resonator body, a top resonator plate, and a bottom resonator plate. The resonator body extends through the substrate body from a top surface to a bottom surface of the substrate body, and is formed of at least one of a dielectric material and a magnetic material. The top resonator plate is coupled to a top side of the resonator body and resides over the top surface of the substrate body, and the bottom resonator plate is coupled to a bottom side of the resonator body and resides over the bottom surface of the substrate body. The top resonator plate and the bottom resonator plate are electrically conductive.

[H01P] WAVEGUIDES; RESONATORS, LINES OR OTHER DEVICES OF THE WAVEGUIDE TYPE (operating at optical frequencies G02B)


Systems and methods for an antenna of an implantable electronic device
Patent No. 10587038 

Inventor(s): John R. Gonzalez (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Pacesetter, Inc. (Sylmar, CA)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15633614 on 06/26/2017 (988 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein is an implantable electronic device having a housing containing an electrical circuit. The implantable electronic device further includes an antenna assembly coupled to the electrical circuit. The antenna assembly has an antenna with a dielectric antenna body within which an antenna trace is disposed. Portions of the antenna trace are disposed in offset transverse layers in a non-overlapping arrangement, thereby reducing capacitive coupling between the layers of the antenna trace. In certain implementations, the antenna assembly has one or more capacitive features that selectively overlap portions of the antenna trace and facilitate tuning of the antenna.

[H01Q] AERIALS (radiators or aerials for microwave heating H05B 6/72)


Bus bar assemblies, power distribution systems, and methods
Patent No. 10587099 

Inventor(s): Jason P. Wiant (Bedford, TX), Jason Parkerson (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC. (Alpharetta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16160095 on 10/15/2018 (512 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power distribution system includes a first bus including a first bus bar and a second bus bar. A first portion of the first bus is located in a position where the first bus bar and the second bus bar extend parallel to each other. A space is located between the first bus bar and the second bus bar in the first portion of the first bus. A run-over bus includes two or more run-over bus bars, wherein at least a cross-sectional portion of at least one of the run-over bus bars is located in the space and the at least one run-over bus bar extends parallel to the first bus bar and the second bus bar. Other systems and methods are disclosed.

[H02B] BOARDS, SUBSTATIONS, OR SWITCHING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SUPPLY OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER (basic electric elements, their assembly, including the mounting in enclosures or on bases, or the mounting of covers thereon, see the subclasses for such elements, e.g. transformers H01F, switches, fuses H01H, line connectors H01R; installation of electric cables or lines, or of combined optical and electric cables or lines, or other conductors for supply or distribution H02G)


Flexible coupling for standpipe assembly
Patent No. 10587103 

Inventor(s): Andrew Paul Haldeman (Fort Worth, TX), Chad Jarrett (Grand Prairie, TX), Zachary Dailey (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15923201 on 03/16/2018 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: A standpipe assembly for a rotorcraft includes a slip ring positioned within the mast of the rotorcraft. The slip ring includes a stator rotationally connected to a rotor. A flexible coupling is connected to the stator and a standpipe tube is connected to the flexible coupling. The flexible coupling is capable of angular, axial, and torsional displacement.

[H01R] ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS (switches, fuses H01H; coupling devices of the waveguide type H01P 5/00; switching arrangements for the supply or distribution of electric power H02B; installations of electric cables or lines, or of combined optical and electric cables or lines, or of auxiliary apparatus H02G; printed means for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits H05K)


Method and apparatus for power generation
Patent No. 10587178 

Inventor(s): Fred E. Hunstable (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Linear Labs, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15080581 on 03/24/2016 (1447 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of an electrical power generation device and methods of generating power are disclosed. One such method comprises creating magnetic flux forces generally transverse to a face of a magnet facing a center of a cylinder, moving a coil of wound conductive material partially through the center opening of the cylinder to produce the electric current and, routing resistive forces generated from the moving coil through an iron core, wherein the first coil is positioned concentrically about a first portion of the core, and further routing the resistive forces around the cylinder.

[H02K] DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES (dynamo-electric relays H01H 53/00; conversion of DC or AC input power into surge output power H02M 9/00)


Clamp control based on a converter output supply voltage mode and a converter input supply voltage mode
Patent No. 10587206 

Inventor(s): Andres Arturo Blanco (Dallas, TX), BoQiang Xiao (Tucson, AZ), Yogesh Kumar Ramadass (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16257915 on 01/25/2019 (410 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a clamp circuit configured to regulate a converter input supply voltage based on control signals. The system also includes a converter configured to the adjust the converter input supply voltage to a converter output supply voltage. The system also includes a controller configured to adjust the control signals for the clamp circuit using a first mode based on the converter output supply voltage and a second mode based on the converter input supply voltage.

[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]


Triboelectric generator housing and system for vehicle wheel
Patent No. 10587208 

Inventor(s): Chi-Ming Wang (Ann Arbor, MI), Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Khoa Vo (Ypsilanti, MI), Songtao Wu (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15433598 on 02/15/2017 (1119 days app to issue)

Abstract: An elastomeric triboelectric generator housing structured for incorporation into a wheel for a vehicle is provided. The housing includes a least one cavity having a pair of opposed walls, and a triboelectric generator incorporated into the at least one cavity. The at least one cavity is structured to actuate responsive to application of at least one force to the housing along an axis extending through the at least one cavity and between a central axis of the housing and a circumference of the housing.

[H02N] ELECTRIC MACHINES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Biased amplifier
Patent No. 10587235 

Inventor(s): Sudheer Prasad (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15912477 on 03/05/2018 (736 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one example an amplifier includes a bias circuit, an open-loop gain stage including a first PMOS having a gate coupled to a first node, a source coupled to a second node, a drain coupled to a third node, and a bulk coupled to the bias circuit, a second PMOS having a gate coupled to a ground node, a source coupled to the second node, a drain coupled to a fourth node, and a bulk coupled to the bias circuit, a first NMOS having a drain and a gate coupled to the third node and a source coupled to a fifth node, a second NMOS having a drain coupled to the fourth node, a gate coupled to the third node, and a source coupled to the fifth node, an adjustable resistor coupleable between the third and fourth nodes, and a buffer stage coupled to the open-loop gain stage.

[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)


Duty cycle and vox correction for complementary signals
Patent No. 10587247 

Inventor(s): Srinivas Rajendra (Milpitas, CA), Tianyu Tang (Milpitas, CA), Venkatesh Ramachandra (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15875519 on 01/19/2018 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: A correction system is configured to correct for duty cycle distortion and/or cross-point distortion in a pair of sample signals. A slope adjustment circuit is configured to generate a plurality of pairs of intermediate signals according to a plurality of drive strengths. A measurement circuit is configured to measure for duty cycle distortion and/or cross-point distortion, and the slope adjustment circuit is configured to set the plurality of drive strengths based on the measurement. The setting of the drive strengths may reduce certain rising and falling slopes of certain transitions of the plurality of intermediate signals, which in turn may reduce duty cycle distortion and/or cross-point distortion in the sample signals.

[H03K] PULSE TECHNIQUE (measuring pulse characteristics G01R; modulating sinusoidal oscillations with pulses H03C; transmission of digital information H04L; discriminator circuits detecting phase difference between two signals by counting or integrating cycles of oscillation H03D 3/04; automatic control, starting, synchronisation or stabilisation of generators of electronic oscillations or pulses where the type of generator is irrelevant or unspecified H03L; coding, decoding or code conversion, in general H03M) [4]


Level shifter circuit generating bipolar clock signals
Patent No. 10587267 

Inventor(s): Biraja Prasad Dash (Tucson, AZ), Dimitar Trifonov (Vail, AZ), Ravinthiran Balasingam (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16402262 on 05/03/2019 (312 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a level shifter circuit comprises: a first transistor pair cascoded at a first input node; a second transistor pair cascoded at a second input node, wherein the first and transistor pairs couple at a first node, a second node, a third node, and a fourth node; a third transistor pair coupled to the first transistor pair at the first and the third nodes, wherein the third transistor pair is configured to generate a first bipolar clock signal; a fourth transistor pair coupled to the second transistor pair at the second and the fourth nodes, wherein the fourth transistor pair is configured to generate a second bipolar clock signal; and a clock generation circuit coupled to the first node, the second node, the third node, and the fourth node.

[H03L] AUTOMATIC CONTROL, STARTING, SYNCHRONISATION, OR STABILISATION OF GENERATORS OF ELECTRONIC OSCILLATIONS OR PULSES (of dynamo-electric generators H02P) [3]


Gate driver with serial communication
Patent No. 10587268 

Inventor(s): Toru Tanaka (Plano, TX), Xiong Li (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16388353 on 04/18/2019 (327 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gate driver includes a drive signal input terminal, a drive signal output terminal, a gate drive circuit, and a serial communication interface. The drive signal input terminal is configured to receive a gate drive signal. The gate drive circuit is coupled to the drive signal input terminal and the drive signal output terminal. The gate drive circuit is configured to provide the gate drive signal to the drive signal output terminal. The serial communication interface is coupled to the drive signal input terminal.

[H03K] PULSE TECHNIQUE (measuring pulse characteristics G01R; modulating sinusoidal oscillations with pulses H03C; transmission of digital information H04L; discriminator circuits detecting phase difference between two signals by counting or integrating cycles of oscillation H03D 3/04; automatic control, starting, synchronisation or stabilisation of generators of electronic oscillations or pulses where the type of generator is irrelevant or unspecified H03L; coding, decoding or code conversion, in general H03M) [4]


Wide range frequency synthesizer with quadrature generation and spur cancellation
Patent No. 10587276 

Inventor(s): Farshid Aryanfar (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Rambus Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA)
Law Firm: Fenwick West LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16382580 on 04/12/2019 (333 days app to issue)

Abstract: A frequency synthesizer generates a wide range of frequencies from a single oscillator while achieving good noise performance. A cascaded phase-locked loop (PLL) circuit includes a first PLL circuit with an LC voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) and a second PLL circuit with a ring VCO. A feedforward path from the first PLL circuit to the second PLL circuit provides means and signal path for cancellation of phase noise, thereby reducing or eliminating spur and quantization effects. The frequency synthesizer can directly generate in-phase and quadrature phase output signals. A split-tuned ring-based VCO is controlled via a phase error detection loop to reduce or eliminate phase error between the quadrature signals.

[H03L] AUTOMATIC CONTROL, STARTING, SYNCHRONISATION, OR STABILISATION OF GENERATORS OF ELECTRONIC OSCILLATIONS OR PULSES (of dynamo-electric generators H02P) [3]


Adjustable gain devices and methods for use therewith
Patent No. 10587296 

Inventor(s): Matthew R. Miller (Arlington Heights, IL), Paul R. Ganci (Golden, CO)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16248435 on 01/15/2019 (420 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for an adjustable gain device that includes differential input terminals, differential output terminals, signal processing circuitry, and first and second cross-coupled segments. The first cross-coupled segment is coupled between differential input terminals of the adjustable gain device and a negative input of the signal processing circuitry. The second cross-coupled segment is coupled between differential input terminals of the adjustable gain device and a positive input of the signal processing circuitry. The adjustable gain device has a gain that is adjustable by adjusting values of the first and second cross-coupled segments, while maintaining a substantially consistent frequency response and a substantially consistent input impedance of the adjustable gain device, so long as a specified relationship between values of the first and second cross-coupled segments is kept substantially constant.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Calibrating a programmable phase matrix and channel emulator and performing massive MIMO array testing using the calibrated phase matrix and channel emulator
Patent No. 10587350 

Inventor(s): Alfonso Rodriguez-Herrera (Denton, TX), John Douglas Reed (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Spirent Communications, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Haynes Beffel Wolfeld LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16430239 on 06/03/2019 (281 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed systems and methods for conducted massive MIMO array testing uses an efficient method of utilizing hardware resources for emulating signals from a massive MIMO base station transceiver to a MIMO mobile unit as dictated by a channel model; and also for emulating signals from a MIMO mobile unit to a massive MIMO BS transceiver, as dictated by a channel model. The system uses a phase matrix combiner to emulate the angular behavior of the propagation using virtual probes, combined with a radio channel emulator to create the temporal, multipath, and correlation behavior of the propagation. Using a phase matrix function increases the number of antenna elements that can be utilized in a massive MIMO array emulation while keeping the required number of fading channels within the radio channel emulator at a reduced number, thus forming a cost effective, yet realistic test system for massive MIMO testing.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Frequency diversity modulation system and method
Patent No. 10587380 

Inventor(s): Anuj Batra (Dallas, TX), Il Han Kim (Allen, TX), Jing Lin (Austin, TX), Tarkesh Pande (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16268050 on 02/05/2019 (399 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of encoding a first bit and a second bit for transmission on a transmission band is provided. The method includes receiving a bit stream that includes the first and second bits, mapping the first bit into a first symbol, mapping the second bit into a second symbol, differentially encoding at least the first symbol and the second symbol, and causing the first and second symbols to be transmitted on a transmission band as part of a symbol stream.

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


System and method for optimizing revenue through bandwidth utilization management
Patent No. 10587426 

Inventor(s): Roderic Paulk (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15982485 on 05/17/2018 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining a bandwidth utilization of a network, obtaining a request provided by equipment of a user to access requested network content by way of the network, and adjusting, responsive to the bandwidth utilization exceeding a threshold, a data service price for transporting the requested network content to the equipment of the user. A notification of the adjusted data service price is forwarded to the equipment of the user, and an updated request is obtained from the equipment o the user for providing the requested network content, wherein the updated request is responsive to the notification of the adjusted data service price. Transport of the requested network content to the equipment of the user is facilitated according to the updated request. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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


Link aggregator with universal packet scrambler apparatus and method
Patent No. 10587437 

Inventor(s): Seuk Bo Kim (Plano, TX), T-Pinn R. Koh (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14248709 on 04/09/2014 (2162 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods are presented for using configurable additive data scrambling or descrambling circuitry for multichannel link aggregators in which a scrambler or descrambler polynomial is specified by binary data in a programmable register, and the polynomial data is used to compute a polynomial matrix. A scrambler or descrambler pattern is computed according to the polynomial matrix, and input data is bitwise exclusive-ORed with the computed scrambler or descrambler pattern to generate scrambled or descrambled output data. The scrambling or descrambling circuitry can be reconfigured for different polynomials by reprogramming the register, with the scrambler or descrambler automatically computing an updated polynomial matrix.

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


Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for selecting and configuring a computing system to support a replicated application
Patent No. 10587465 

Inventor(s): Adrian John Sandham (Cork, , IE)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14626358 on 02/19/2015 (1846 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for selecting and configuring a computing system to support a replicated application are disclosed. According to one example, a method includes capturing resource availability data associated with a plurality of computing systems, wherein each of the plurality of computing systems resides at a separate and distinct geographical site. The method further includes determining, for each of the plurality of computing systems, a suitability score based on the captured resource availability data and at least one external factor associated with the computing system, selecting one of the plurality of computing systems to host the replicated application based on the determined suitability scores, and establishing a logical environment on the selected computing system to support the enterprise application.

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


Advanced switch node selection for power line communications network
Patent No. 10587476 

Inventor(s): Kumaran Vijayasankar (Dallas, TX), Ramanuja Vedantham (Allen, TX), Xiaolin Lu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15050163 on 02/22/2016 (1478 days app to issue)

Abstract: An algorithm for the promotion of terminal nodes to switch nodes in a PLC network reduces overall network overhead and collisions, while ensuring the appropriate selection of a switch node and minimizing the number of levels in a PLC network. It also ensures that the terminal nodes with appropriate signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs) are promoted. It is desirable to have a network with fewer levels. The disclosed approach favors the nodes that are closer to the DC to promote them as switch nodes. This is achieved by waiting for a smaller number of PNPDUs for a node that is closer to the DC in comparison to a node that is farther away from the DC.

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


Stateless information centric forwarding using dynamic filters
Patent No. 10587515 

Inventor(s): Aytac Azgin (Santa Clara, CA), Ravishankar Ravindran (San Ramon, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15426336 on 02/07/2017 (1127 days app to issue)

Abstract: Technology for stateless forwarding of packets in an ICN is disclosed. Content routers modify a dynamic filter in an interest packet. In one aspect, a content router extracts a dynamic filter from an interest packet received on an ingress port and combines the dynamic filter with a local filter associated with the ingress port. The packet filter and the local filter may be combined without losing information in the packet filter or the local filter. A new filter may be inserted into the interest packet based on the combined packet filter and local filter. The interest packet having the new filter may be forwarded on an egress port. The data packet that returns the content object for the interest packet may be forwarded statelessly based on the dynamic filter. Thus, the data packet may be forwarded without use of a pending interest table (PIT).

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


Networking application for controlled-access-establishment
Patent No. 10587624 

Inventor(s): J. Stuart Fitts (Dallas, TX), Phillip J. Romano (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TNB Growth Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15710786 on 09/20/2017 (902 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure provides an apparatus, method, and non-transitory computer readable medium for operating networking for members and supporting a controlled-access establishment. The apparatus includes a memory and a processor couple to the memory. The memory stores a plurality of member profiles corresponding to a plurality of member devices including a first member profile corresponding to a first member device, where each member profile contains information about a member related to the member a member device. The processor receives a new member application related to a second member device not included in the plurality of member profiles; determines member attributes of the second member profile based on the received new member application related to the second member device; generates a networking recommendation based on the member attributes, recommendation information, recommendation trigger information, and recommendation target information; and transmits the networking recommendation to the first member device.

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


Compliance management system and method for an integrated computing system
Patent No. 10587655 

Inventor(s): Brian Perry (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16171085 on 10/25/2018 (502 days app to issue)

Abstract: A integrated computing system compliance management system includes a computer-based system to obtain an integrated computing system object instance of an integrated computing system that is generated from an object model comprising a unified entity representing the integrated computing system. The integrated computing system object instance has multiple hierarchally arranged sub-object instances representing hierarchally arranged resources of the integrated computing system. The system receive security hardening policies associated with an established security hardening standard, modify those sub-object instances to include the security hardening policies that are associated with those sub-object instances to form a security hardening-based object instance. Using the security hardening-based object instance, the system determines, for each security hardening policy, whether the configuration of the resources meets the security hardening policy using the security hardening-based object instance. Once determined, the system may then output the result of the determination.

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


Service function registration mechanism and capability indexing
Patent No. 10587698 

Inventor(s): Hong Zhang (Palo Alto, CA), Linda Dunbar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15044010 on 02/15/2016 (1485 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented in a network engine comprising receiving, by a service function (SF) orchestrator in the network engine, a registration request message from a third-party SF manager requesting registration of a SF comprising one or more SF instances in a network, wherein the registration request message comprises vendor identification information identifying a vendor of the SF and SF identification information identifying the SF, receiving a capability information message from the third-party SF manager indicating vendor-specific capability information associated with the SF, receiving a service request message from a service client requesting a network service and one or more policies for the service, generating the network service by utilizing the one or more SF instances according to the one or more policies and the vendor-specific capability information, and sending the one or more policies to the one or more SF instances.

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


Systems and methods for quantization of video content
Patent No. 10587878 

Inventor(s): Arun Shankar Kudana (Bengaluru, , IN), Soyeb Nagori (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16139405 on 09/24/2018 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: Several methods, systems, and computer program products for quantization of video content are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes determining by a processing module, motion information associated with a block of video data of the video content. A degree of randomness associated with the block of video data is determined by the processing module based on the motion information. A value of a quantization parameter (QP) associated with the block of video data is modulated by a quantization module based on the determined degree of randomness.

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


Packet and optical integration
Patent No. 10587937 

Inventor(s): Italo Busi (Cerro Maggiore, , IT), Young Lee (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15948850 on 04/09/2018 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided to establish a path in an optical domain to couple first and second IP routing domains for use by a VPN. A network controller (NC) receives an optical path setup command and, in response, determines an optical path ID identifying an optical path. The NC sends a mapping command to a domain controller (DC) associated with the first IP routing domain and receives routing information that includes a VPN label. The NC sends a forwarding command including the routing information to a DC associated with the second IP routing domain, the forwarding command configured to cause a termination point in the second IP routing domain to forward a packet to the optical path when the packet comprises elements of the routing information.

[H04Q] SELECTING (switches, relays, selectors H01H; wireless communication networks H04W) [2009.01]


Antenna farm intelligent software defined networking enabled dynamic resource controller in advanced networks
Patent No. 10588034 

Inventor(s): Sangar Dowlatkhah (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT Mobility II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16215832 on 12/11/2018 (455 days app to issue)

Abstract: Facilitating antenna farm intelligent software defined networking enabled dynamic resource controller networks (e.g., 5G, 6G, and beyond) is provided herein. Operations of a system can comprise evaluating a condition, the condition being at a mobile device, and a characteristic related to a defined network service associated with a connection to the mobile device. The operations can also comprise selectively modifying a quantity of antennas utilized to provide the connection to the mobile device based on the condition being determined to influence a level of service associated with the defined network service.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Adaptive rate of congestion indicator to enhance intelligent traffic steering
Patent No. 10588063 

Inventor(s): Hongyan Lei (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Mobility II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16278810 on 02/19/2019 (385 days app to issue)

Abstract: Traffic associated with user equipment that are served by a first radio access network is steered to a second radio access network based on a rate of congestion criterion. Network load is monitored by an access point to determine rate of congestion data associated with the access point. As an example, the rate of congestion represents a change in network load of the access point over a defined time period. The rate of congestion data is then transmitted to one or more neighboring access points that can utilize the rate of congestion data to facilitate traffic steering, load balancing, and/or neighbor relationship management.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for power control command for device-to-device transmissions
Patent No. 10588098 

Inventor(s): Anthony C. K. Soong (Plano, TX), Hossein Bagheri (Urbana, IL), Mazin Ali Al-Shalash (Frisco, TX), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16281719 on 02/21/2019 (383 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transmit power control rule for device-to-device (D2D) transmissions may not be necessary during periods in which no uplink transmissions are scheduled to be received by an enhanced Node B base station (eNB). When uplink transmissions are not scheduled to be received by the eNB, the eNB may send a transmit power control (TPC) command to a D2D capable user equipment (D2D UE) that instructs the D2D UE to perform a D2D transmission at a pre-defined transmit power level (e.g., maximum transmit power level). When uplink transmissions are scheduled to be received the eNB, the eNB may send a TPC command to the D2D UE that instructs the D2D UE to perform a D2D transmission at a transmit power level defined by a power control rule.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Semi-persistent scheduled resource release procedure in a mobile communication network
Patent No. 10588144 

Inventor(s): Alexander Golitschek Edler Von Elbwart (Darmstadt, , DE), Christian Wengerter (Kleinheubach, , DE), Joachim Lohr (Wiesbaden, , DE), Martin Feuersanger (Bremen, , DE)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16257181 on 01/25/2019 (410 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semi-persistent resource scheduling (SPS) allocation for a user equipment is deactivated in an LTE-based mobile communication system without requiring changes to the Physical layer-to-MAC layer interface and/or changes to PDCCH formats agreed by the 3GPP. A combination of a New Data Information (NDI) value and a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) index is defined that commands release of a SPS resource allocation. The modulation and coding scheme information in the predetermined combination includes an index of 11111 in binary format that indicates no transport block size information.

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


System and method for restricting random access procedure-related activity in connection with a background application
Patent No. 10588153 

Inventor(s): Julia Wang (San Diego, CA), Limei Wang (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15611649 on 06/01/2017 (1013 days app to issue)

Abstract: A processing device and associated method are provided for receiving a connection request from an application running as a background process on a wireless communication device, and determining whether one or more random access procedure criteria of a random access procedure is met. The random access procedure establishes a communication connection of the wireless communication device for the connection request. In response to the determination that the one or more random access procedure criteria is met, at least one aspect of the random access procedure is restricted, utilizing one or more processors. Further, the random access procedure is performed with a restriction of the at least one aspect to establish the communication connection for the connection request.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


DESIGN PATENTS

One piece baby garment with zipper
Patent No. D877454 

Inventor(s): Stephanie Parker (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: QuickChore Corp. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29641191 on 03/20/2018 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Multi purpose framing tool
Patent No. D877591 

Inventor(s): Gilbert Pacheco, III (Frisco, TX), Gilbert Pacheco, IV (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Amster, Rothstein Ebenstein LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29670498 on 11/16/2018 (480 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Communication device for hard plastic masks
Patent No. D877886 

Inventor(s): Amy Lynn Foertsch (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATAIA INC. (Roswell, GA)
Law Firm: Morris, Manning Martin, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29699450 on 07/25/2019 (229 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Lighting module
Patent No. D877964 

Inventor(s): Ashish Antony (Anna, TX), Jordon Musser (Dallas, TX), Kevin Emr (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): FLEX LTD. (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: Weber Rosselli Cannon LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29613368 on 08/09/2017 (944 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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