Dallas Invents: 104 Patents Granted for Week of Aug. 21

Patents granted include Essilor’s automated eyewear kiosk, IBM’s music recommendation engine, Omnitrac’s emergency stopping for autonomous commercial vehicles, Tesla’s renewable energy power generation system, and Shavelogic’s shaving system.

An illustration from Patent No. 10056759  shows Tesla’s “modular adjustable power factor renewable energy inverter system.”

Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include assigned patents granted to local entities or those with a North Texas inventor. As of June 12, 2018, unassigned patents with a local inventor are included. 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 Aug. 21, 2018 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

104 patents granted    Ranked No. 11 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 14

Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 10

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano) 6

VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson) 4

Mary Kay Inc. (Addison) 3

SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 3


UNASSIGNED (NO. OF PATENTS)

UNASSIGNED 5


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR (NO. OF PATENTS) 

James Swanzy (Arlington) 2
Michael Anderson (Colleyville) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

266 days
Surveillance system and method for predicting patient falls using motion feature patterns
Patent No. 10055961
Assignee: CareView Communications, Inc. (Lewisville, TX)
Inventors: Derek del Carpio (Corinth, TX), Steven Gail Johnson (Highland Village, TX)

3,644 days
Secure credentials control method
Patent No. 10055595
Assignee: BAIMMT, LLC (Alexandria, VA)
Inventor: Thomas D. Selgas (Garland, TX)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Retractable pet leash assembly
Patent No. 10051841 

Inventor(s): Carolyn O”Brien (Roswell, GA), John C. Evans (Sandy Springs, GA)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15172314 on 06/03/2016 (809 days app to issue)

Abstract: A retractable pet leash assembly includes a housing, a spool, a leash and a braking assembly. The spool is disposed inside the housing and biased by a spring and includes braking notches. The leash is wound about the spool. The braking assembly includes a pawl, a pawl spring and an operating member. The pawl selectively engages the braking notches, the pawl spring biases the pawl towards engagement with the spool. The operating member moves the pawl between first and second positions to move the pawl into and out of the path of the braking notches. The operating member has a pawl non-engaged position in which the pawl is in the first position, a first pawl engaged position in which the pawl is in the second position, and a second pawl engaged position in which the operating member is retained while the pawl is in the second position.

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


Compact and adjustable closet hanging closet rack and organizer, and method for making same
Patent No. 10051959 

Inventor(s): Kathleen A. Glidewell (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Hemingway Hansen, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15816997 on 11/17/2017 (277 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention to a compact and adjustable hanging closet rack and organizer, and the method of making same. A closet hanger spacing device includes one or more pairs of horizontal rods where one or more of the rods in the pairs of horizontal rods are affixed to a stationary wall structure, and the spacing between the one or more rods in the rod pairs to the stationary wall being adjustable. The pairs of horizontally-oriented rods are rotatable about an axis of rotation, which can be the rod in the pair of rods that is affixed to the stationary wall, and the space between the rod pairs can be adjusted to lengthen or shorten the spacing between the pair of rods. Each of the rods in the pairs of horizontal rods is capped at the rod ends and each rod end is extendable lengthwise to widen the reach of the pairs of horizontally oriented rods. Each of rods can be partially covered by an abrasive friction surface, and the rod pairs can support a flat surfaced shelf with a curved upper portion for engaging the upper rod of the rod pair and a lower ledge oriented upward from the lower rod of the rod pair.

[A47H] FURNISHINGS FOR WINDOWS OR DOORS (concerned with the functioning of the door or window E05; roller blinds E06B; special arrangements or measures in connection with doors or windows, e.g. for ventilation or sealing, E06B 7/00)


Delivery of active ingredients from plant materials to skin
Patent No. 10052269 

Inventor(s): Daniel Chen (Shanghai, , CN), James Swanzy (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15805974 on 11/07/2017 (287 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and methods for its use that is configured to be used to treat various skin conditions. The apparatus includes a water-permeable absorbent material and a plant material comprising a water-soluble skin-active ingredient. The plant material is enclosed within the water-permeable absorbent material, and the water-permeable absorbent material is configured to absorb water and allow the absorbed water to contact the plant material so as to release the active ingredient from the plant material. The active ingredient is then absorbed by the absorbent material, which is then topically applied to skin in need of skin treatment.

[A61K] PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES (devices or methods specially adapted for bringing pharmaceutical products into particular physical or administering forms A61J 3/00; chemical aspects of, or use of materials for deodorisation of air, for disinfection or sterilisation, or for bandages, dressings, absorbent pads or surgical articles A61L; soap compositions C11D)


Foam boosting saccharide blend
Patent No. 10052274 

Inventor(s): Amit Patel (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): Coast Southwest Inc. (Placentia, CA)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15427371 on 02/08/2017 (559 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a foam booster that is capable of producing or increasing the amount of foam in any given composition. The foam booster includes a saccharide blend having 30 wt. % to 50 wt. % of an aldohexose or mixture of aldohexoses, 20 wt. % to 55 wt. % of a ketohexose or mixture of ketohexoses; and 10 wt. % to 20 wt. % of a disaccharide or mixture of disaccharides.

[A61K] PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES (devices or methods specially adapted for bringing pharmaceutical products into particular physical or administering forms A61J 3/00; chemical aspects of, or use of materials for deodorisation of air, for disinfection or sterilisation, or for bandages, dressings, absorbent pads or surgical articles A61L; soap compositions C11D)


Topical skin formulations
Patent No. 10052278 

Inventor(s): Bob Foley (Addison, TX), Geetha Kalahasti (Addison, TX), Julia Collier (Addison, TX), Tiffany Carle (Addison, TX), Wanli Zhao (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15606683 on 05/26/2017 (452 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of treating a person”s skin comprising topically applying to skin a composition that includes an effective amount of a hydrolyzed algae extract that includes an exopolysaccharide from [i]Halymenia durvillei [/i]and an effective amount of an exopolysaccharide from [i]Vibrio alginolyticus[/i]. Topical application of the composition can decrease skin permeability, increase filaggrin production, increase skin moisture, increase occludin production, and/or decrease TNF- production.

[A61K] PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES (devices or methods specially adapted for bringing pharmaceutical products into particular physical or administering forms A61J 3/00; chemical aspects of, or use of materials for deodorisation of air, for disinfection or sterilisation, or for bandages, dressings, absorbent pads or surgical articles A61L; soap compositions C11D)


Irrigation system and clip for a surgical instrument
Patent No. 10052432 

Inventor(s): R. Mitchell Sherry (Fort Worth, TX), S. Shane Dexter (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Medtronic PS Medical, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Harness Dickey (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14968069 on 12/14/2015 (981 days app to issue)

Abstract: An irrigation system for a surgical instrument includes an irrigation tube arranged to convey an irrigation fluid and an irrigation clip structurally arranged to receive a portion of the irrigation tube. The irrigation clip includes a proximal portion, a distal portion, a body portion, and an arm portion. The arm portion is structurally configured to selectively attach the irrigation clip to the surgical instrument and to bias the irrigation clip toward the surgical instrument with a biasing force. The irrigation clip includes a tube locking portion structurally arranged to cooperate with the surgical instrument to engage the outer surface portion of the irrigation tube to inhibit rotation and axial displacement of the irrigation tube relative to the irrigation clip in response to the biasing force.

[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]


Retrofitted neural injection system and related methods
Patent No. 10052453 

Inventor(s): Nicholas Sandor Racz (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Custom Medical Applications (Farmers Branch, TX)
Law Firm: TraskBritt (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14188110 on 02/24/2014 (1639 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments may include methods of manufacture of a retrofitted neural injection system. Various embodiments may include acquiring an injection needle comprising a hollow cannula with an open distal end. Then, forming at least one side port in the hollow cannula proximate to the distal end. Then, sealing the open distal end of the hollow cannula with a biocompatible sealant so as to eliminate fluid communication between an inside and an outside of the hollow cannula via the distal end. In some embodiments, the biocompatible sealant may be comprised of a thermosetting material. In some embodiments, the biocompatible sealant may be comprised of a cured epoxy resin. In some embodiments, the biocompatible sealant may be comprised of an aliphatic polymer. In some embodiments, the biocompatible sealant may be comprised of a polyfluorocarbon.

[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]


Systems, methods, and devices for performing electronically controlled test stimulation
Patent No. 10052490 

Inventor(s): Norbert Kaula (Arvada, CO), Yohannes Iyassu (Denver, CO)
Assignee(s): Nuvectra Corporation (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14932157 on 11/04/2015 (1021 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems and methods of programming electrical stimulation therapy for a patient. A communications link is established with a pulse generator that is configured to generate electrical stimulation pulses. An intermittent electrical coupling between the pulse generator and a diagnostic tool is simulated. This simulation is performed by instructing, for a plurality of cycles, the pulse generator to automatically turn on and off the generation of electrical stimulation pulses. Each cycle includes a first time period and a second time period following the first time period. The simulating includes: instructing the pulse generator to generate the electrical stimulation pulses during the first time period; and instructing the pulse generator to stop generating the electrical stimulation pulses during the second time period.

[A61N] ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY (measurement of bioelectric currents A61B; surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body A61B 18/00; anaesthetic apparatus in general A61M; incandescent lamps H01K; infra-red radiators for heating H05B) [6]


Aerodynamic golf club head
Patent No. 10052531 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey J. Albertsen (Plano, TX), Michael Scott Burnett (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TAYLOR MADE GOLF COMPANY, INC (Carlsbad, CA)
Law Firm: Dawsey Co., LPA (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15603605 on 05/24/2017 (454 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aerodynamic golf club head having a crown section that imparts beneficial aerodynamic properties due in part to the location of a crown apex and the curvature of the crown section.

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


Social network data analysis to generate incentives for online gaming
Patent No. 10052560 

Inventor(s): David Bettner (McKinney, TX), Paul David Bettner (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Zynga Inc. (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: Martine Penilla Group, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15411566 on 01/20/2017 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for processing recommendations of online games to friends of social network are described. A method for processing recommendations includes identifying a gaming session of a user on an online game provider network, accessing a use profile of the user for the online games of the online game provider network, and accessing a social graph of the user to identify friends of the user and respective friend profiles from the social network. The method further includes producing a recommendation of an online game. The recommendation includes an identification of a target friend of the user and is being provided by examination of the use profile of the user and friend profiles in the social graph. The method includes providing the recommendation to the user. The recommendation also includes an offer incentive to the user to share the recommendation with the target friend.

[A63F] CARD, BOARD OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [5]


 

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

Collar assembly for securing consumables of an arc welding apparatus
Patent No. 10052708 

Inventor(s): Glenn K. Redding (Flower Mound, TX), Khalid Hassan (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Victor Equipment Company (Denton, TX)
Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14541136 on 11/13/2014 (1377 days app to issue)

Abstract: An arc welding apparatus includes a conductor tube assembly that has a collar assembly with a collar body that is biased by a spring. A consumable assembly is mechanically secured to the conductor tube and displaces the collar body and the collar body imparts a biasing force against the consumable assembly pretensioning the consumable assembly on the conductor tube assembly.

[B23K] SOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM (making metal-coated products by extruding metal B21C 23/22; building up linings or coverings by casting B22D 19/08; casting by dipping B22D 23/04; manufacture of composite layers by sintering metal powder B22F 7/00; arrangements on machine tools for copying or controlling B23Q; covering metals or covering materials with metals, not otherwise provided for C23C; burners F23D)


Automated and adjustable platform surface
Patent No. 10052764 

Inventor(s): Keith J. Wells (Evansville, IN), Robert D. McClain (Haubstadt, IN), Suhas E. Chelian (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACUTRING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15184869 on 06/16/2016 (796 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for an automated platform system. The automated platform system includes a docking station and a personal device connected to an automated robot platform. The automated robot platform includes one or more arms and an adjustable platform surface. The automated robot platform includes one or more imaging devices configured to receive imaging feedback and one or more transportation components coupled to the base. The one or more transportation components are configured to move in multiple directions. The automated robot platform includes one or more data processors that are configured to obtain imaging feedback. The one or more data processors are configured to operate the one or more transportation components to move in multiple directions to a first location based on the imaging feedback, and adjust the adjustable platform surface to a first height and a first angle.

[B25J] MANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES (robotic devices for individually picking fruits, vegetables, hops or the like A01D 46/30; needle manipulators for surgery A61B 17/062; manipulators associated with rolling mills B21B 39/20; manipulators associated with forging machines B21J 13/10; means for holding wheels or parts thereof B60B 30/00; cranes B66C; arrangements for handling fuel or other materials which are used within nuclear reactors G21C 19/00; structural combination of manipulators with cells or rooms shielded against radiation G21F 7/06) [5]


Shaving systems
Patent No. 10052776 

Inventor(s): Craig A. Provost (Boston, MA), John W. Griffin (Moultonborough, NH), William E. Tucker (Attleboro, MA)
Assignee(s): SHAVELOGIC, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Leber IP Law (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15298457 on 10/20/2016 (670 days app to issue)

Abstract: Shaving assemblies are disclosed that include a blade unit, an interface element configured to connect the blade unit to a handle, on which the blade unit is pivotably mounted, and an return element disposed between the blade unit and interface element. The return element serves as interface piece, connector and pivot all in one. Shaving systems including such shaving assemblies are also disclosed, as are methods of using such shaving systems.

[B26B] HAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (for harvesting A01D; for horticulture, for forestry A01G; for butchering or meat treatment A22; for manufacturing or repairing footwear A43D; nail clippers or cutters A45D 29/02; kitchen equipment A47J; for surgical purposes A61B 17/00; for metal B23D; cutting by abrasive fluid jets B24C 5/02; plier-like tools with cutting edges B25B 7/22; pincers B25C 11/02; handles for hand implements, in general B25G; guillotine-type cutters B26D; for erasing B43L 19/00; for textile materials D06H)


Apparatus and method for reclaiming curved and bendable display screens
Patent No. 10052859 

Inventor(s): Euna Park (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Sul Lee PLLC (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14701970 on 05/01/2015 (1208 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for disassembling a display screen device. The apparatus comprises: 1) a container configured to receive liquid nitrogen into a liquid nitrogen chamber within the container, wherein at least one portion of the container has at least one vent hole that enables cold nitrogen gas to escape from the container; and 2) a cover configured to be brought into contact with the container to thereby form a nitrogen gas chamber that receives the nitrogen gas escaping from the container. The display screen device is disposed within the nitrogen gas chamber. The nitrogen gas freezes exposed surfaces of the display screen device. An adhesive layer disposed in a cooling area of the display screen device proximate an exposed surface loses it adhesiveness as the cooling area becomes colder. The apparatus further comprises an insulation pad disposed within the nitrogen gas chamber and configured to be brought into contact with a protected surface of the display screen device. The insulation pad creates a cooling protect area within the display screen device proximate the protected surface.

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


Vehicle waste energy harvesting system
Patent No. 10052932 

Inventor(s): Feng Zhou (South Lyon, MI), Gaohua Zhu (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: 14934814 on 11/06/2015 (1019 days app to issue)

Abstract: An adsorption based system is provided for the selective cooling and heating of a vehicle compartment using by-product water collected from a power generating unit of a vehicle. The system may include a fuel cell stack and an exhaust conduit configured to transfer an exhaust stream from the fuel cell stack. A water reservoir stores by-product water collected from the exhaust stream. The system may include a coolant loop configured to circulate a coolant fluid. A detachable adsorption subsystem is in thermal communication with the coolant loop and the exhaust conduit, and may include an evaporator and an adsorbent bed. The adsorption subsystem is configured to: vaporize water from the water reservoir using the evaporator; adsorb the vaporized water, thereby cooling a portion of the coolant fluid; regenerate the adsorbent bed using heat from the exhaust stream to release water vapor; and direct the water vapor into the exhaust conduit.

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


De-rotation system for a shaft fairing
Patent No. 10053207 

Inventor(s): John C. Cox (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15105255 on 12/19/2013 (1706 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fairing system for a rotary wing aircraft is provided including a shaft fairing mounted for rotation about a first axis of rotation. A de-rotation system contained with the shaft fairing includes a toroidal continuously variable transmission configured to control the rotation of the shaft fairing about the first axis of rotation. A position control system includes at least one position sensor and a controller. The at least one position sensor is configured to monitor a position of the shaft fairing relative to the first axis of rotation. The controller is operably coupled to the at least one position sensor and the de-rotation system. The controller is configured to adjust a gear ratio of the toroidal continuously variable transmission in response to a sensed position of the shaft fairing.

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


Platform lift
Patent No. 10053333 

Inventor(s): Keith J. Wells (Evansville, IN), Robert D. McClain (Haubstadt, IN)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15277437 on 09/27/2016 (693 days app to issue)

Abstract: A platform lift configured for supporting the movement of items between a floor-level area and an elevated area includes a rigid, floor-level platform with two opposed sides, an above-floor mast arranged at each of the opposed sides of the platform, and a knuckle assembly coupling each mast to its respective side of the platform. The masts together support the platform for movement in a lifting direction normal to the platform, and each include an actuator coupled to its respective side of the platform that is selectively operable to impart lifting movement thereto in the lifting direction. The knuckle assemblies together permit the platform”s rotation towards and away from the masts when their respective actuators impart different amounts of lifting movement to the opposed sides of the platform in the lifting direction.

[B66B] ELEVATORS; ESCALATORS OR MOVING WALKWAYS (life-saving devices used as an alternative to normal egress means, e.g. stairs, during rescue to lower persons in cages, bags, or similar supports from buildings or other structures A62B 1/02; equipment for handling freight or for facilitating passenger embarkation or the like to aircraft B64D 9/00; braking or detent devices characterised by their application to lifting or hoisting gear B66D 5/00) [4]


Vehicle accessory lock
Patent No. 10053891 

Inventor(s): Matthew C. Tier (South Lyon, MI), Paxton S. Williams (Milan, 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: 15611949 on 06/02/2017 (445 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device and process for a vehicle accessory lock are disclosed. The vehicle accessory lock includes a plunger housing defining a plunger bore and mountable through a door jamb. A security plunger, being spring-loaded, is received by the plunger housing. The security plunger, responsive to a closing force imparted by a hinged door surface against the security plunger, being operable to extend and engage a plunger receiver defined by a vehicle accessory to produce a locked vehicle accessory state.

[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)


Abrasive sheathing
Patent No. 10053994 

Inventor(s): Eric W. Stratton (Mansfield, TX), Michael J. Minor (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (Farmington, CT)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14611347 on 02/02/2015 (1296 days app to issue)

Abstract: An abrasive sheath for application to a component surface is disclosed. The abrasive sheath may comprise a metallic layer and an abrasive layer plated on a surface of the metallic layer. The abrasive layer may include a metal matrix and abrasive particles protruding from the matrix. An exposed surface of the metallic layer of the abrasive sheath may be joinable to the component surface by a heat treatment.

[B24D] TOOLS FOR GRINDING, BUFFING OR SHARPENING (abrading-bodies specially designed for tumbling apparatus, e.g. abrading-balls B24B 31/14; honing tools B24B 33/08; lapping tools B24B 37/11)


Suprression of shock-induced airflow separation
Patent No. 10054048 

Inventor(s): Dan J. Baruzzini (Keller, TX), Jeff G. Hakes (Mansfield, TX), Neal D. Domel (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Reising Ethington P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13952088 on 07/26/2013 (1852 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for suppressing shock-induced separation of high speed airflow from a relatively low-energy boundary layer. The apparatus may include an actuator or array of actuators configured to alternately inhale and exhale fluid and positioned to alternately inhale fluid from and exhale fluid into a boundary layer of a fluid mass flowing along the wall. The actuator may be positioned to inhale fluid from a boundary layer separation bubble induced by a supersonic shock wave propagated in the fluid mass.

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


Rotational inerters
Patent No. 10054203 

Inventor(s): Andrew E. Fida (Sun City, AZ)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15343952 on 11/04/2016 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: Rotational inerters are described herein that can provide torque applications in response to a rotation component. The inerter can include a first shaft having a first longitudinal axis and a second shaft having a second longitudinal axis. A first gear can be connected with the first shaft and a second gear can be connected with the second shaft. The first and second gears can be in meshing engagement with one another. In some arrangements, the first gear can be a worm gear and the second gear can be a worm. A flywheel can be connected with the second shaft. Rotation of the first shaft can cause the second shaft to rotate. Arrangements described herein can cause a torque to be applied at the first shaft that is proportional to a rate of change of the angular velocity of the first shaft about the first longitudinal axis.

[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)


Selective learning and display for coasting guidance system
Patent No. 10054456 

Inventor(s): Joshua D. Payne (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: 15340868 on 11/01/2016 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for selectively learning and displaying information for a coasting guidance system. The system includes an electronic control unit (ECU) configured to determine a stop event location where a coasting guidance instruction is displayed. The system includes a memory configured to store one or more stop event locations. The system includes a display configured to display the stored one or more stop event locations on a map. The display is configured to receive an indication of a coasting guidance area on the map. The display is configured to identify a portion of the stored one or more stop event locations within the coasting guidance area. The display is configured to selectively display the portion of the one or more stop event locations on the map such that a stop event location outside of the coasting guidance area is absent from the map.

[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]


Emergency stopping for autonomous commercial vehicles
Patent No. 10054947 

Inventor(s): Wesley M. Mays (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): OMNITRACS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15239547 on 08/17/2016 (734 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to autonomous commercial vehicles. In one aspect, the disclosure provides a method for controlling a commercial highway vehicle. The method includes detecting a failure of a first component based on a first signal from a first sensor. The method also includes classifying, by an automated driving system on the vehicle, a severity of the component failure. The method further includes determining to stop the vehicle if the severity exceeds a threshold severity level. The method also includes determining an emergency stopping distance based on the severity and a current momentum of the vehicle. The method further includes determining a stopping location within the emergency stopping distance. The method also includes stopping the vehicle at the stopping location. The present disclosure also provides an autonomous commercial vehicle and an emergency control system for performing the method.

[B60T] VEHICLE BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEMS OR PARTS THEREOF; BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEMS OR PARTS THEREOF, IN GENERAL (control of electrodynamic brake systems B60L 7/00; conjoint control of brakes and other drive units of vehicles B60W); ARRANGEMENT OF BRAKING ELEMENTS ON VEHICLES IN GENERAL; PORTABLE DEVICES FOR PREVENTING UNWANTED MOVEMENT OF VEHICLES; VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS TO FACILITATE COOLING OF BRAKES [2006.01]


 

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

Bonding tissues and cross-linking proteins with naphthalimide compounds
Patent No. 10053521 

Inventor(s): James L. Matthews (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Alumend, LLC (Sioux Falls, SD)
Law Firm: Burns Levinson, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15815855 on 11/17/2017 (277 days app to issue)

Abstract: Naphthalimide compounds as used in tissue bonding and protein cross-linking applications. When activated by an activating agent, such as light in the 400-500 nm absorption range, the naphthalimide compounds form chemically-reactive species that cross-link proteins, bond connective tissues together, and bone tissues and other biomaterials together. A naphthalimide-labeled biomolecule, such as a naphthalimide-labeled chitosan, is also capable of bonding tissues without subsequent direct illumination of the contacted tissue area. The naphthalimide compounds may be used in tissue or arterial repair, stabilization of an expanded arterial wall after angioplasty, tethering pharmaceutical agents to tissue surfaces to provide local drug delivery, and for chemically bonding skin care products, sunscreens, and cosmetics to the skin.

[C07D] HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08) [2]


Zinc oxide complexes
Patent No. 10053550 

Inventor(s): James Swanzy (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15499478 on 04/27/2017 (481 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of vulcanizing rubber, the method comprising adding to un-vulcanized rubber a complex comprising a disulfide compound having an acidic hydrogen and zinc oxide and vulcanizing the rubber, wherein the oxygen atom of the zinc oxide is covalently bound to the acidic hydrogen of the disulfide compound.

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


Glyoxal adhesive system and process for manufacturing the same
Patent No. 10053601 

Inventor(s): Peiqi Jiang (Plano, TX), Ronald A. Berzon (Dallas, TX), Steven Weber (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Young Thompson (32 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14418666 on 08/01/2013 (1846 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical adhesive product and a process for manufacturing an optical adhesive product, laminated film ensembles, and laminated lenses. The optical adhesive product includes a glyoxal water solution that is pH adjusted for use as an optical adhesive that demonstrates a wet peel force strength above about 6 Newtons. A water based polymer, such as PVOH, may be added to the adhesive system. According to the process, the glyoxal adhesive system is manufactured and utilized to laminate TAC-PVA-TAC films together to form a polar film ensemble. The polar film ensemble is laminated to an optical substrate and in the case of an ophthalmic lens, surfaced, coated and edged. The optical adhesive product avoids film separation in the polar TAC-PAV-TAC film ensemble during edging.

[C09J] ADHESIVES; NON-MECHANICAL ASPECTS OF ADHESIVE PROCESSES IN GENERAL; ADHESIVE PROCESSES NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; USE OF MATERIALS AS ADHESIVES (surgical adhesives A61L 24/00; adhesives on the basis of non specified organic macromolecular compounds used as bonding agents in layered products B32B; labelling fabrics or comparable materials or articles with deformable surface using adhesives and thermo-activatable adhesives respectively B65C 5/02, B65C 5/04; preparation of glue or gelatine C09H; adhesive labels, tag tickets or similar identification of indication means G09F 3/10) [5]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Extension members for subsea riser stress joints
Patent No. 10053929 

Inventor(s): Christopher Spears (Naperville, IL), Pierre Albert Beynet (Naperville, IL)
Assignee(s): OIL STATES INDUSTRIES, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15616383 on 06/07/2017 (440 days app to issue)

Abstract: An extension member for coupling a tapered stress joint to a basket coupled to a porch extending from an offshore platform is disclosed. In an embodiment, the extension member includes a central axis, a first end, and a second end opposite the first end. In addition, the extension member includes a radially inner surface extending axially from the first end to the second end. The inner surface includes a first mating profile proximate the first end that is configured to engage a radially outer surface of the tapered stress joint. Further, the extension member includes a radially outer surface extending axially from the first end to the second end. The outer surface includes a second mating profile proximate the second end that is configured to slidingly engage a mating profile within the basket.

[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]


Production packer-setting tool with electrical control line
Patent No. 10053937 

Inventor(s): William Mark Richards (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14899493 on 08/16/2013 (1831 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain aspects are directed to tools for setting production packers or actuating other downhole tools in response to activation signals received via an electrical control line within the wellbore. In one aspect, a downhole assembly for a wellbore is provided. The downhole assembly can include a reservoir and a pressuring module in fluid communication with the reservoir. The reservoir can contain a control fluid in communication with a fluid control path of a downhole tool. A quantity of the control fluid can be transmitted via the fluid control path for actuation of the downhole tool. The quantity of the control fluid can be controlled using a pressure change in the control fluid. The pressure change in the control fluid can be caused by the pressurizing module in response to an activation signal received by the pressurizing module via an electrical control line coupled to the pressurizing module.

[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]


Dissolvable and millable isolation devices
Patent No. 10053939 

Inventor(s): Matthew J. Merron (Carrollton, TX), Zachary W. Walton (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuire Woods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15115613 on 01/26/2015 (1303 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of removing a wellbore isolation device comprising: causing or allowing at least a portion of the isolation device to undergo a phase transformation in the wellbore; and milling at least a portion of the isolation device that does not undergo the phase transformation.

[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]


Cementing a liner using reverse circulation
Patent No. 10053954 

Inventor(s): Arthur Stautzenberger (Denton, TX), Odee Daigle (Sachse, TX), Richard Noffke (Frisco, TX), Ryan Humphrey (Dallas, TX), Stephen Maddux (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14778891 on 12/11/2013 (1714 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for reverse circulation cementing of a liner in a wellbore extending through a subterranean formation is presented. A running tool with expansion cone, annular isolation device, and reverse circulation assembly is run-in with a liner. The annular isolation device is set against the casing. A valve, such as a dropped-ball valve, opens reverse circulation ports for the cementing operation. The liner annulus is cemented using reverse circulation. An expandable liner hanger, if present, is expanded into engagement with the casing. The running tool is released and pulled from the hole.

[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]


Localized wireless communications in a downhole environment
Patent No. 10053976 

Inventor(s): Kenneth L. Schwendemann (Flower Mound, TX), Tu Dinh Nguyen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Engergy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15540193 on 03/17/2015 (1253 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for use in a wellbore can include a first transceiver that is operable to transmit a wireless signal. The first transceiver can be positioned in an electrically isolated chamber between a tubular and a casing string for confining a transmission of the wireless signal to within the electrically isolated chamber. The system can also include a second transceiver that is positionable in the electrically isolated chamber for receiving the wireless signal from the first transceiver.

[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

 

Polyurea perimeter seal for an aircraft antenna or other aircraft part
Patent No. 10052817 

Inventor(s): Chad Knight (Dodd City, TX), Jeff Busby (Milsap, TX), Kent Boomer (Aledo, TX), Matt Boyd (Fort Worth, TX), Mike Dry (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): THE PATENT WELL LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker, LLP (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15683219 on 08/22/2017 (364 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sealant is provided for use on an aircraft or other vehicle. The sealant may be used with a gasket. The sealant is a perimeter seal that comprises a polyurea member. The polyurea member is a self-curing, two-component mix. It may cure to a hardness in the range of about 40 to 100 (Shore A). It may maintain an adequate peel strength to withstand multiple thermal and pressure cycling, and may have a working life, wherein it may be shaped, of less than about eleven minutes.

[F16J] PISTONS; CYLINDERS; PRESSURE VESSELS IN GENERAL; SEALINGS


Enhanced union connection
Patent No. 10053923 

Inventor(s): Wesley D. Freed (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): FORUM US, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15142027 on 04/29/2016 (844 days app to issue)

Abstract: An enhanced union connection for connecting tubular members together. The enhanced union connection may include a male end member, a female end member, a wing nut, and nut retaining segments. The union connection is configured to quickly and easily connect and disconnect tubular members together, while providing and maintaining a robust connection and seal (e.g. up to 15,000 psi or more) between the tubular members when connected together.

[F16L] PIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL


Filter box assembly for a branched intake system
Patent No. 10054086 

Inventor(s): Eric F. Bursch (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: 14998206 on 12/24/2015 (971 days app to issue)

Abstract: A filter box assembly for a branched intake system in a vehicle includes an air filter and a filter box housing the air filter. The air filter has a downstream face. The filter box defines an airflow path between a dirty air intake opening and multiple clean air output openings, has a clean air section at the downstream face of the air filter from which each of the clean air output openings open, and includes an interior wall in the clean air section that branches the airflow path to each of the clean air output openings at the downstream face of the air filter.

[F02M] SUPPLYING COMBUSTION ENGINES IN GENERAL WITH COMBUSTIBLE MIXTURES OR CONSTITUENTS THEREOF (charging such engines F02B)


Integrated snap ring and return spring
Patent No. 10054173 

Inventor(s): Luke A. Rippelmeyer (Canton, 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: 15240137 on 08/18/2016 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: A brake or clutch assembly includes a piston that moves within a housing in response to fluid pressure and is engaged with a clutch pack. A ring-shaped return spring includes a plurality of coil springs extending axially from a face of the return spring. An outer periphery of the return spring is disposed in an annular groove in the housing which axially fixes the return spring in the housing. The springs are engaged with and bias the piston away from the clutch pack.

[F16D] COUPLINGS FOR TRANSMITTING ROTATION (gearing for conveying rotation F16H, e.g. fluid gearing F16H 39/00-F16H 47/00); CLUTCHES (dynamo-electric clutches H02K 49/00; clutches using electrostatic attraction H02N 13/00); BRAKES (electrodynamic brake systems for vehicles in general B60L 7/00; dynamo-electric brakes H02K 49/00) [2]


Fluid regulators
Patent No. 10054247 

Inventor(s): Justin Wade Hart (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14675448 on 03/31/2015 (1239 days app to issue)

Abstract: Fluid regulators are disclosed. An example a valve body including an inlet, an outlet, and an aperture disposed between the inlet and the outlet, the outlet includes surface structures to increase a uniformity of a flow pattern of fluid flowing through a cross-section of the outlet.

[F16K] VALVES; TAPS; COCKS; ACTUATING-FLOATS; DEVICES FOR VENTING OR AERATING


Reactive semiconductor bridge with oxide overcoat
Patent No. 10054406 

Inventor(s): Thomas E. Burky (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE (Columbus, OH)
Law Firm: Thomas E. Lees LLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15274027 on 09/23/2016 (697 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device comprises a reactive semiconductor bridge including a conductive metal, a reactive material, and an overcoat. When a high current passes through the reactive semiconductor bridge, the conductive metal vaporizes into a high temperature plasma. The reactive material is coupled to the conductive metal such that the conductive metal experiences an exothermic reaction to the plasma. When the conductive metal turns to plasma, the overcoat material absorbs at least a part of the exothermic reaction of the reactive material and breaks into a plurality of particles that are propelled away from the bridge. A gap is disposed between the overcoat and a membrane, and an explosive material couples to the membrane. The plurality of particles crosses the gap and penetrates the membrane to ignite the explosive material in response to being propelled away from the bridge.

[F42B] EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING; FIREWORKS; AMMUNITION (explosive compositions C06B; fuzes F42C; blasting F42D) [5]


 

P H Y S I C S

Localized desalting systems and methods
Patent No. 10052639 

Inventor(s): Andrew Fischer (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): ABBOTT LABORATORIES (Abbott Park, IL)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15816755 on 11/17/2017 (277 days app to issue)

Abstract: Example apparatus, systems and methods to desalt a sample are disclosed. An example method includes introducing a sample into an apparatus, in which the apparatus includes a sensor coupled to a substrate and an electrode. The example method also includes applying, via the electrode, an electric potential to the sample to redistribute ions in the sample relative to the sensor.

[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)


Systems and methods for determining fuse loads for fuses having multiple loads from multiple sub-models
Patent No. 10054629 

Inventor(s): Ming Michael Meng (Novi, 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: 14936525 on 11/09/2015 (1016 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system can include a memory that can store a fuse load database including a list of fuses, a list of loads each designed to be coupled to at least one fuse from the list of fuses and a list of current values each corresponding to a load from the list of loads. The system can also include an input device configured to receive a selection of a fuse from the list of fuses. The system can also include a modeling processor coupled to the memory and the input device. The modeling processor can determine one or more loads from the list of loads that are designed to be coupled to the selected fuse. The modeling processor can also generate load summary data corresponding to a sum of the current values that correspond to the one or more loads.

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


Minimizing incorrect sensor data associations for autonomous vehicles
Patent No. 10054678 

Inventor(s): Bunyo Okumura (Ann Arbor, MI), Naoki Nagasaka (Ann Arbor, MI), Xue Mei (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: 14813429 on 07/30/2015 (1118 days app to issue)

Abstract: Minimizing incorrect associations of sensor data for an autonomous vehicle are described. A driving environment of the autonomous vehicle includes a stationary object and a dynamic object. Such objects can be detected by radar sensors and/or lidar sensors. In one example, a history of radar observation can be used to minimize incorrect sensor data associations. In such case, the location of a stationary object in the driving environment can be determined. When a dynamic object passes by the stationary object, lidar data of the dynamic object is prevented from being associated with radar data obtained substantially at the determined location of the stationary object. In another example, identifiers assigned to radar data can be used to minimize incorrect sensor data associations. In such case, lidar data of an object can be associated with radar data having a particular identifier.

[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


Intelligent machine tools
Patent No. 10054929 

Inventor(s): Michael L. George (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Accenture Global Solutions Limited (Dublin, , IE)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15056024 on 02/29/2016 (904 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for generating sensor data, wherein the sensor data includes measured transit time information for items flowing through a work process, accessing a set of control data for one or more machine tool workstations and accounting data for the work process, calculating a standard deviation of the measured transit time information, calculating an achievable minimum WIP for at least one of the workstations using current values of workstation performance parameters, receiving input including: information identifying process improvement projects and corresponding predictive performance parameter values, and information identifying resources available for process improvement, for the at least one of the workstations: determining an achievable minimum WIP using the corresponding predictive performance parameter values, determining a reduction in minimum WIP based on the difference between the achievable minimum WIP for the current performance parameter values and the predictive performance parameter values, and determining one or more process efficiency improvements.

[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]


Current mirror devices using cascode with back-gate bias
Patent No. 10054974 

Inventor(s): Wern Koe (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (Grand Cayman, , KY)
Law Firm: Thompson Hine LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15480931 on 04/06/2017 (502 days app to issue)

Abstract: Current mirror devices and methods for operating a current mirror device. The current mirror device includes a first transistor having a gate, a source, a drain, and a back gate. The drain and the gate of the first transistor are coupled to an input node of the current mirror device. The current mirror device further includes a second transistor having a gate, a source, a drain, and a back gate. The drain of the second transistor is coupled to an output node of the current mirror device, and the gate of the second transistor is coupled to the gate of the first transistor and to the input node. A voltage source supplies a bias voltage to the back gate of the first transistor that adjusts a threshold voltage of the first transistor and to the back gate of the second transistor that adjusts a threshold voltage of the second transistor.

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


Airflow guide assembly and enclosure
Patent No. 10054993 

Inventor(s): George Yi (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Enterprise IP LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15285794 on 10/05/2016 (685 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an electronics system, an adjustable airflow guide assembly and methods of deploying it facilitate dissipating heat. The assembly includes an extendable plate having a first coupling capable of rotatably attaching the extendable plate to a chassis, a link, including a second coupling, capable of translatably attaching the link to the chassis, and a third coupling capable of rotatably attaching the link to the extendable plate. The extendable plate presents a guide to deflect airflow and is capable of being swung into multiple different fixed positions to divert airflow within the electronics system toward portions of the chassis configured with electronic components that produce heat, such as board solid state drives (BSSDs).

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


Systems and methods for a mass data storage system having a file-based interface to a host and a non-file-based interface to secondary storage
Patent No. 10055147 

Inventor(s): Alan W. Sinclair (Edmonton, , GB)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14815886 on 07/31/2015 (1117 days app to issue)

Abstract: System and method for transferring data between a host system and a data storage system is provided. The system includes an interface that uses a file based protocol to transfer data between the data storage system and the host system, wherein the data storage system includes a first mass storage device and a second mass storage device; wherein the first mass storage device is a solid state non-volatile memory device and the second mass storage device is a non-solid state memory device. The first mass storage device is a flash memory device that operates as a primary storage device that stores data on a file by file basis. The second mass storage device is a magnetic disk drive that operates as secondary storage device and stores data received via a logical interface.

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


Data storage at an access device
Patent No. 10055164 

Inventor(s): Alon Marcu (Tel-Mond, , IL), Erez Frank (Kokav Yair, , IL), Ishai Ilani (Dolev, , IL), Itshak Afriat (Tel-Mons, , IL), Judah Gamliel Hahn (Ofra, , IL), Shay Benisty (Beer Sheva, , IL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Patterson Sheridan, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15395680 on 12/30/2016 (599 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a non-volatile memory, first circuitry configured to communicate with the non-volatile memory, and second circuitry configured to communicate with an access device. The second circuitry is configured to retrieve data and metadata associated with the data from a volatile memory of the access device based on a request for the data. The request is received from the first circuitry and includes a first identifier. The metadata includes a second identifier. The second circuitry is further configured to provide at least a portion of the data to the first circuitry in response to the first identifier matching the second identifier.

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


Runtime data storage and/or retrieval
Patent No. 10055236 

Inventor(s): Eran Erez (Bothell, WA), Judah Gamliel Hahn (Ofra, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14791048 on 07/02/2015 (1146 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data storage device includes a memory and a controller. The controller is configured to, in response to a transition from a low power state to an active state, load runtime data to a volatile memory of the controller from a memory of a device coupled to the controller via an interface and, concurrently with loading the runtime data from the memory of the device to the volatile memory of the controller, load other data from the non-volatile memory to the volatile memory of the controller.

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


Service creation and management
Patent No. 10055240 

Inventor(s): Paul Edward Smith, Jr. (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Hartman Citrin LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14493781 on 09/23/2014 (1428 days app to issue)

Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for service creation and management. A processor can detect an event relating to a service, and access a service creation database to identify a recipe associated with the service. The recipe can define a resource to be used to provide the service. The processor can access an inventory to determine if the resource is available, identify a service control to control the service, instruct an infrastructure control to allocate virtual machines to host components of the service, and issue instructions to the service control. The instructions can instruct the service control to load service functions to the virtual machines.

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


Block management scheme to handle cluster failures in non-volatile memory
Patent No. 10055267 

Inventor(s): Dinesh Kumar Agarwal (Bangalore, , IN), Ramkumar Ramamurthy (Bangalore, , IN), Vijay Sivasankaran (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Stoel Rives LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14638860 on 03/04/2015 (1266 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a non-volatile memory system, such as flash memory, when selecting a block for write operation, the system selects blocks from a free block list (FBL). The memory circuits of non-volatile systems often experience cluster failures, where multiple blocks of a physical region are bad. If the free block list is loaded with blocks from a region having a cluster failure, this can result in multiple back to back write errors. To help avoid this situation, the blocks of a memory array are divided into physical zones and, when selecting blocks to replenish the free block list, blocks are chosen cyclically from the zones.

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


Selective copyback for on die buffered non-volatile memory
Patent No. 10055294 

Inventor(s): Jea Hyun (Los Altos, CA), Robert Wood (Niwot, CO)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14593938 on 01/09/2015 (1320 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for on die buffered non-volatile memory management. A method includes storing data in a first set of non-volatile memory cells. A method includes determining one or more attributes associated with data. A method includes determining whether to store data in a second set of non-volatile memory cells based on one or more attributes. A second set of non-volatile memory cells may be configured to store more bits per cell than a first set of non-volatile memory cells.

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


Computer implemented system and method and computer program product for testing a software component by simulating an interface to a computing component using randomized network packet information
Patent No. 10055336 

Inventor(s): Joshua L Bonczkowski (Apex, NC), Nicholas A Hansen (Willow Spring, NC), Pierre Ancelot (Ballincollig, , IE), Steven R Hart (Garner, NC)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15191080 on 06/23/2016 (789 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for testing a software component by simulating an interface to a computing component using pseudo-randomized responses to service requests. For example, the method may include receiving a service request from a software component to be tested. Responsive to receiving the service request from the software component, the method accesses a data store of service requests and responses thereto. The method determines that a matching service request is stored in the accessed data, a matching service request being a service request that matches the service request received from the software component. The method identifies a plurality of associated responses that are stored in the accessed data store, each which is stored in association with the matching service request. The method pseudo-randomly selects one of the plurality of associated responses, and sends the pseudo-randomly selected associated response to the software component for processing.

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


Mobile device and method for synchronizing use of the mobile device”s communications port among a plurality of applications
Patent No. 10055368 

Inventor(s): Anurag Chelamchirayil Muraleedharan (Santa Clara, CA), Eyal Hakoun (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15059000 on 03/02/2016 (902 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile device and method for synchronizing use of the mobile device”s communications port among a plurality of applications are provided. In one embodiment, a mobile device is provided comprising a communications port configured to connect with a mobile device accessory and a processor. The processor is configured to synchronize requests from a plurality of applications running on the mobile device to prevent application(s) from sending a request that would interrupt an ongoing data transfer between the mobile device accessory and another application. Other embodiments are possible, and each of the embodiments can be used alone or together in combination.

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


Music recommendation engine
Patent No. 10055411 

Inventor(s): Karl J. Cama (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Schmeiser, Olsen Watts, LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14928084 on 10/30/2015 (1026 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system implemented for generating a music recommendation intended to surprise and delight a user using data and computer analytics. The method and system collects and categorizes musical preferences using past preferences, user demographics, social media data and psychological variables which include the Big-5 personality traits of the user to generate a profile containing preferred musical parameters. The method and system categorize music based on different dimensions and compare music with a user generated profile containing preferred music parameters. The method and system may search for additional music across two vectors, parameters that closely resemble the preferred musical parameters, and outlying parameters that extend outside the preferred parameters, in order to locate and present musical recommendations that have similarities to the preferred music of the user, but variable enough to surprise and delight the user.

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


Data placement control for distributed computing environment
Patent No. 10055458 

Inventor(s): Guogen Zhang (San Jose, CA), Jason Yang Sun (Palo Alto, CA), Le Cai (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14813668 on 07/30/2015 (1118 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes dividing a dataset into partitions by hashing a specified key, selecting a set of distributed file system nodes as a primary node group for storage of the partitions, and causing a primary copy of the partitions to be stored on the primary node group by a distributed storage system file server such that the location of each partition is known by hashing of the specified key.

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


Method for analyzing oxidation in an internal combustion engine
Patent No. 10055523 

Inventor(s): Kiyotaka Yamashita (Canton, MI), Oana Nitulescu (Ann Arbor, MI), Tenghua Tom Shieh (Ann Arbor, 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: 14260942 on 04/24/2014 (1580 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process for analyzing incomplete fuel oxidation in an internal combustion engine is provided. The process includes simulating a cylinder with a cylinder wall and a piston within the cylinder for the internal combustion engine. Based on the simulation of the internal combustion engine operation, a pressure and a temperature are determined at a predetermined location within the cylinder for at least one piston crank angle. In addition, combustion of fuel at the predetermined location within the cylinder is simulated and a determination of combustion products is provided. In this manner, simulation of incomplete oxidants produced during operation of the internal combustion engine is afforded and can be used for the design of engine components such as cylinder walls, piston heads, piston rings, valves, spark plugs, and the like.

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


Baggage handling
Patent No. 10055620 

Inventor(s): Cynthia A. O”Shea (Southlake, TX), Tassanee K. Supakkul (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Schmeiser, Olsen Watts (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15406097 on 01/13/2017 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods and tools for transporting and monitoring baggage by leveraging hardware and software based techniques to schedule time slots for the arrival of the baggage at pre-scheduled waypoints or final destinations. Computer systems manage route scheduling, baggage transportation, tracking and verification using a multi-tiered architecture to ensure each bag arrives at the scheduled waypoints and final destination. Baggage security includes tracking, via one or more chaperone devices and/or tagging the baggage using active or passive tagging systems. Tracking baggage allows the system to identify exceptions in the routing pattern of the baggage before the error may be realized by employees of the transportation service or the customer arriving at the final destination. Identifying exceptions to the routing pattern sooner may increase the likelihood of successfully backtracking to the last known whereabouts of the baggage and re-routing the baggage to the final destination in a timely manner.

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


System and method for allocating slots to a plurality of products in a warehouse
Patent No. 10055697 

Inventor(s): Ashar Pasha (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): HCL TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (Noida, , IN)
Law Firm: Shumaker, Loop Kendrick, LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15456793 on 03/13/2017 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a system for allocating slots to a plurality of products in order to facilitate optimization of space in a warehouse that includes a rating assigning module for assigning a slot priority rating and a product priority rating. The slot priority rating is assigned to each slot whereas the product priority rating is assigned to each product of a plurality of products to be placed in the plurality of slots present in the warehouse. A metadata retrieving module for retrieving metadata from a tag associated to a product of the plurality of products. In one aspect, the metadata indicates the product priority rating being assigned to the product. A slot determination module for determining a slot from the plurality of slots in order to place the product. A slot allocation module for allocating the slot, as determined, for placing the product thereby facilitating the optimization of space in the warehouse.

[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]


System for providing goods and services based on accrued but unpaid earnings
Patent No. 10055716 

Inventor(s): Anthony M. Cacheria, III (Coppell, TX), Arthur Martin Holbrook (Carrollton, TX), Barrett Jenkins (Plano, TX), David Hooker (Forney, TX), Kristopher Glover (Dallas, TX), Mohamed Safir Salihu (Coppell, TX), Purnendu Mishra
Assignee(s): Ganart Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13915387 on 06/11/2013 (1897 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for interfacing predetermined services to a user at a fixed location includes a processing platform running an operating system. Also included are a plurality of physical system resource interfaces for interfacing with available physical system resources. The physical system resources allow a user to gain access to the predetermined desired services. The system further includes a data store for storing configuration information for enabling the operating system to interface with the available physical system resources through the physical system resource interface associated therewith. A communication resource for interfacing with the operating system allows communication of the operating system with a central office for downloading configuration information to selectively enable ones of the available physical system resources to interface with the operating system through associated ones of the physical system resource interfaces in accordance with the configuration information and the predetermined service selected by a user. A plurality of configurations are stored in the data store, and each is associated with a predetermined service and one or more of the available physical system resources. Each physical system resource interface is uniquely associated with a defined one of the physical system resources.

[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]


Portable system for managing events
Patent No. 10055803 

Inventor(s): Shy Ward (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): ADT US Holdings, Inc. (Boca Raton, FL)
Law Firm: Christopher Weisberg, P.A. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14517554 on 10/17/2014 (1404 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for interacting with a portable device is provided. The system is configured to process both personal and premises events, and includes at least one processor configured to generate device data for determining the location of the portable device and process sensor data in response to an event. The processor is further configured to generate situational data for the processed event. The situational data is based on the sensor data and the device data. The situational data includes information indicative of whether the event is an alarm event and if the event is the alarm event, whether the alarm event is one of a personal event and premises event. The processor is further configured to provide at least a portion of the situational data to the remote service site if the event is the alarm event and determine that confirmation has been received.

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


Systems and methods for digital elevation map filters for three dimensional point clouds
Patent No. 10055885 

Inventor(s): Vernon R. Goodman (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15195198 on 06/28/2016 (784 days app to issue)

Abstract: Discussed herein are systems, devices, and methods for filtering digital elevation map (DEM) data. A method can include ingesting digital elevation map (DEM) data and intensity data from a panchromatic (PAN) or multi-spectral (MS) image, filling in voids in the ingested DEM data using local interpolation to create interpolated DEM data, creating a shadow map based on the received intensity data, modifying, using the created shadow map, a height of one or more pixels in the interpolated DEM data to create a modified DEM file, and storing the modified DEM file in a memory.

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


System for prediction of future circumstances and generation of real-time interactive virtual reality user experience
Patent No. 10055891 

Inventor(s): Michael Anderson (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15288081 on 10/07/2016 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems provide for a virtual reality experience of a predicted future state based on the occurrence or contemplation of an event. Other systems herein described provide for an augmented reality experience that replaces an object within view with an augmented display of the object based on the predicted future state of the object.

[G09G] ARRANGEMENTS OR CIRCUITS FOR CONTROL OF INDICATING DEVICES USING STATIC MEANS TO PRESENT VARIABLE INFORMATION (arrangements for transferring data between digital computers and displays G06F 3/14; static indicating arrangements comprising an association of a number of separate sources or light control cells G09F 9/00; static indicating arrangements comprising integral associations of a number of light sources H01J, H01K, H01L, H05B 33/12; scanning, transmission or reproduction of documents or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission, details thereof H04N 1/00) [5]


Method and apparatus for remotely communicating vehicle information to the cloud
Patent No. 10055901 

Inventor(s): Michael Garner (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): AERIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Brundidge Stanger, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15056990 on 02/29/2016 (904 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the communication of vehicle data, diagnostics and related information with a network remote from the vehicle, and more particularly to communications and storage of vehicle data in the cloud. In one or more preferred embodiments, vehicle information is securely gathered from a vehicle, processed in accordance with instructions and a profile set remotely, and stored at a remote data store, where remote access to such information can be accommodated through applications, smartphones and other remote devices.

[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)


Automated eyewear kiosk
Patent No. 10055929 

Inventor(s): Christina Urbanski (Dallas, TX), John Guerra (Dallas, TX), Mark Hale (Dallas, TX), Pamela Anne McClimans (Dallas, TX), Peiqi Jiang (Dallas, TX), Roy Karr (Dallas, TX), Susie Wood (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Essilor International (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15540976 on 12/31/2014 (1329 days app to issue)

Abstract: A self-service kiosk for dispensing eyewear is disclosed. The kiosk includes a display for depicting available frame and lens options to customers. A user interface accepts eyewear order information from a customer including the customer”s prescription information and frame selection. The kiosk also includes a lens manufacturing device that is wholly contained within the kiosk for manufacturing optical lenses in the prescription of the customer, which are adapted for the selected frame. Further, the kiosk includes a dispensing mechanism for dispensing from the kiosk the manufactured lenses, along with the customer selected frame.

[G07F] COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS (coin sorting G07D 3/00; coin testing G07D 5/00) [7]


Surveillance system and method for predicting patient falls using motion feature patterns
Patent No. 10055961 

Inventor(s): Derek del Carpio (Corinth, TX), Steven Gail Johnson (Highland Village, TX)
Assignee(s): CareView Communications, Inc. (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Meister Seelig Fein LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15824552 on 11/28/2017 (266 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for detecting a fall risk condition, the system comprising a surveillance camera configured to generate a plurality of frames showing an area in which a patient at risk of falling is being monitored, and a computer system comprising memory and logic circuitry configured to store motion feature patterns that are extracted from video recordings, the motion feature patterns are representative of motion associated with real alarm cases and false-alarm cases of fall events, receive a fall alert from a classifier, determine motion features of one or more frames from the plurality of frames that correspond to the fall alert; compare the motion features of the one or more frames with the motion feature patterns, and determine whether to confirm the fall alert based on the comparison.

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


Safety communicatorconvergence of body vitals and toxic gas parameters into smartphone app to enhance safety monitoring
Patent No. 10055971 

Inventor(s): Tarun Kumar (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Honeywell International Inc. (Morris Plains, NJ)
Law Firm: Wick Phillips Gould Martin, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15532626 on 11/27/2015 (998 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for communication between one or more personal protection equipment (PPE) devices, a mobile device, and a central monitoring station. Personnel may wear PPE devices for detection and communication. These portable devices may communicate wirelessly, over a wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) network, via Bluetooth, or another wireless connection. Systems may include a smartphone application operable to receive and combine information from each of the PPE devices. The application may also display the information to the user. In some embodiments, the application may transfer the data to a cloud storage network via a cellular network. Additionally, the application may communicate the combined data from all of the PPE devices to the central monitoring station.

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


Unmanned aerial vehicle system and method of use
Patent No. 10055984 

Inventor(s): James Nelson Dearien, II (Frisco, TX), Lee Schaeffer (Frisco, TX), Norman Seals (Dallas, TX), William Jennings Dearian (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15783351 on 10/13/2017 (312 days app to issue)

Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system includes a command center having a computing device an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a body, the UAV to communicate wirelessly with the command center via a network, the UAV having a control system with a power source, a geospatial tracking device, and a multi-channel communication portal; a camera secured to the body and in communication with the control system; and one or more equipment attachment sites; site assessment tools to attach to or within the one or more equipment attachment sites, each of the site assessment tools to record a data associated with an emergency site, such as weather conditions, road conditions, traffic, visibility, radiation, and chemical exposure; the UAV is to receive commands from the command center to deploy to the emergency site; and the UAV is to receive the data and transmit the data to the command center via the multi-channel communication portal.

[G08G] TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS (guiding railway traffic, ensuring the safety of railway traffic B61L; radar or analogous systems, sonar systems or lidar systems specially adapted for traffic control G01S 13/91, G01S 15/88, G01S 17/88; radar or analogous systems, sonar systems or lidar systems specially adapted for anti-collision purposes G01S 13/93, G01S 15/93, G01S 17/93; control of position, course, altitude or attitude of land, water, air or space vehicles, not being specific to a traffic environment G05D 1/00) [2]


Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for system configuration optimization
Patent No. 10057122 

Inventor(s): Donald Edward Norbeck, Jr. (Lafayette Hill, PA), Jonathan Peter Streete (San Jose, CA), Ryan Joseph Andersen (Belmont, MA), Seamus Patrick Kerrigan (Ballincollig, , 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: 14919917 on 10/22/2015 (1034 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for optimizing a system configuration are disclosed. In some examples, a method includes determining whether a system configuration for executing a workload using a distributed computer system is optimizable and in response to determining that the system configuration is optimizable, modifying the system configuration such that at least one storage resource for storing workload data is located at a server node that is executing the workload in the distributed computer system.

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


System, method, apparatus, and computer program product for validating a user modification to an elevation plan
Patent No. 10057138 

Inventor(s): Timothy Allen Cox (Bellingham, MA)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14460729 on 08/15/2014 (1467 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, apparatus, and computer program product for validating a user modification to an elevation plan for a computing system are disclosed. A method may include causing display of a user interface including a representation of at least a portion of the elevation plan. The user interface may be configured to enable user modification of the elevation plan. The method may further include receiving an indication of a mount position for a component. The method may additionally include validating that the component is mountable in the mount position. The method may also include updating the elevation plan to include the component in the mount position in response to validation that the component is mountable in the mount position.

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


Establishing an operative connection between a computing network and a third-party computing system for transmitting indications of process relationships
Patent No. 10057145 

Inventor(s): Michael Anderson (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15290750 on 10/11/2016 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: Pre-configured resource acquisitions are established and maintained in a database. The occurrence or imminent occurrence of an computer network-based event that impacts the pre-configured resource acquisition are monitored or tracked and, based on the determined impact of the computer network-based event, at least one of the occurrence of the computer network-based event is prevented or the user is notified of the impact of the computer-network based event on the pre-configured resource acquisition.

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


Policy based scaling of network resources
Patent No. 10057179 

Inventor(s): Chandra H. Kamalakantha (Plano, TX), Reinier J. Aerdts (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development Company LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Fabian VanCott (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14395684 on 07/20/2012 (2223 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of policy-based scaling of network resources comprises, with a processor, creating a dependency data set for a number of application components m a network, setting a number of scaling policies by tier based on the dependency date set, and applying the scaling policies within the network. A cloud management device for policy-based scaling of network resources comprises a processor, and a data storage device communicatively coupled to the processor, in which the processor creates a dependency data set for a number of application components on a network, and sets a number of scaling policies by tier based on the dependency data set.

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


Redundant and selectable gateway and control elements for remote connected thermostats
Patent No. 10057353 

Inventor(s): Gregory H. Fasullo (Dallas, TX), Iftekhar Hasan (Richardson, TX), Tejasbhai D. Patel (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Entouch Controls, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Frost Brown Todd, LLC (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15076196 on 03/21/2016 (883 days app to issue)

Abstract: A networking thermostat is described that includes a main processor and a communications processor. The main processor includes a network manager function, a master messaging function and a slave messaging function while the communications processor includes a wireless radio enabling the thermostat to communicate with other networking thermostats. The networking thermostat is able to operate in a master mode or a slave mode, where the master mode allows the networking thermostat to act as a main gateway between other networking thermostats and a remote server. When in the master mode the networking thermostat can default to a slave if communication with the remote server is lost, thereby allowing one of the other networking thermostats to become a master.

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


Lock screen interface for a mobile device apparatus
Patent No. 10057400 

Inventor(s): George Andrew Gordon (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Majen Tech, LLC (Longview, TX)
Law Firm: The Caldwell Firm, LLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15789867 on 10/20/2017 (305 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various embodiments, different mobile phone apparatuses are provided, comprising: a touchscreen including a backlight; a near field communication interface; at least one non-transitory memory storing instructions; and one or more processors in communication with the touchscreen, the near field communication interface, and the at least one non-transitory memory, wherein the one or more processors execute the instructions to initiate various capabilities and/or functionalities in connection with a lock screen displayed on the touchscreen.

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


 

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Secure credentials control method
Patent No. 10055595 

Inventor(s): Thomas D. Selgas (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): BAIMMT, LLC (Alexandria, VA)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12201150 on 08/29/2008 (3644 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems are provided to secure access to an account of a user. The account may have a system administrator. The user may have a credential for accessing the secure data on the account. The methods, apparatus, and systems involve setting a universal reset credential associated with the account, denying the system administrator of the account permission to change the first credential of the access feature, and permitting the system administrator to reset the access feature from the first credential to the universal reset credential.

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


Non-volatile memory having individually optimized silicide contacts and process therefor
Patent No. 10056262 

Inventor(s): Keisuke Tsukamoto (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15479508 on 04/05/2017 (503 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an integrated-circuit memory, performance is increased by reducing an electrical contact resistance between a metal layer and an upper poly layer (a control gate poly). The electrical contact resistance is reduced by increasing the thickness of a silicide layer between the metal layer and the upper poly layer. The memory has a memory cell region and a non-memory cell region. The thickness of the silicide layer is typically restricted by consideration of integrated-circuit fabrication geometry for each memory cell not to exceed a predetermined aspect ratio. The present implementation allows independent optimization of the thickness of silicide layer in the memory cells region and the non-memory cell region. In particular, in the non-memory cell region, a thicker silicide layer significantly improves the contact resistance of a slit contact for components having the upper poly layer in contact with a lower poly layer (a floating gate poly).

[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]


Techniques for adhesive control between a substrate and a die
Patent No. 10056294 

Inventor(s): Srikanth Kulkarni (Dallas, TX), Vivek S. Sridharan (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Advent, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14325573 on 07/08/2014 (1505 days app to issue)

Abstract: Semiconductor devices are described that employ techniques configured to control adhesive application between a substrate and a die. In an implementation, a sacrificial layer is provided on a top surface of the die to protect the surface, and bonds pads thereon, from spill-over of the adhesive. The sacrificial layer and spill-over adhesive are subsequently removed from the die and/or chip carrier. In an implementation, the die includes a die attach film (DAF) on a bottom surface of the die for adhering the die to the cavity of the substrate. The die is applied to the cavity with heat and pressure to cause a portion of the die attach film (DAF) to flow from the bottom surface of the die to a sloped surface of the substrate cavity.

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


Three-dimensional memory devices containing inter-tier dummy memory cells and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10056399 

Inventor(s): Christopher Petti (Mountain View, CA), Dana Lee (Saratoga, CA), Daxin Mao (Cupertino, CA), Xiying Costa (San Jose, CA), Yao-Sheng Lee (Tampa, FL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLCC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15445579 on 02/28/2017 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes a first alternating stack of first insulating layers and first electrically conductive layers, a first memory opening fill structure extending through the first alternating stack and including a first memory film and a first vertical semiconductor channel, a joint-level electrically conductive layer overlying the first alternating stack, at least one joint-level doped semiconductor portion contacting a top surface of the first vertical semiconductor channel and located within, and electrically isolated from, the joint-level electrically conductive layer, a second alternating stack of second insulating layers and second electrically conductive layers located over the joint-level electrically conductive layer, and a second memory opening fill structure extending through the second alternating stack and including a second memory film and a second vertical semiconductor channel that is laterally surrounded by the second memory film and vertically extends into the at least one joint-level doped semiconductor portion.

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


MRAM with voltage dependent in-plane magnetic anisotropy
Patent No. 10056430 

Inventor(s): Goran Mihajlovic (San Jose, CA), Jordan Katine (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15793910 on 10/25/2017 (300 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods are disclosed for magnetoresistive random access memory. A magnetic tunnel junction for storing data may include a fixed layer, a barrier layer, and a composite free layer. A barrier layer may be disposed between a fixed layer and a composite free layer. A composite free layer may include one or more ferromagnetic layers. A composite free layer may include one or more anisotropy inducer layers that induce an in-plane magnetic anisotropy for the composite free layer in response to a perpendicular bias voltage.

[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]


System, method and apparatus for spray-on application of a wire pulling lubricant
Patent No. 10056742 

Inventor(s): Mark Douglas Bennett (Bonham, TX), Ramon Valenzuela Hernandez (Howe, TX), William Thomas Bigbee, Jr. (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): ENCORE WIRE CORPORATION (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14211540 on 03/14/2014 (1621 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus lubricating a wire or cable during manufacturing, wherein the wire is aligned with an entry to a spraying enclosure and passes through a first seal of the spraying enclosure. Lubricant is sprayed onto the wire inside of the spraying enclosure while the unapplied, but sprayed, lubricant is collected at the bottom of the spraying enclosure. The wire passes through a second seal of the spraying enclosure, is aligned, and exits from the spraying enclosure.

[H01B] CABLES; CONDUCTORS; INSULATORS; SELECTION OF MATERIALS FOR THEIR CONDUCTIVE, INSULATING OR DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES (selection for magnetic properties H01F 1/00; waveguides H01P)


Renewable energy power generation systems
Patent No. 10056759 

Inventor(s): Paul Garrity (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): Tesla, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15632259 on 06/23/2017 (424 days app to issue)

Abstract: We describe a modular adjustable power factor renewable energy inverter system. The system comprises a plurality of inverter modules having a switched capacitor across its ac power output, a power measurement system coupled to a communication interface, and a power factor controller to control switching of the capacitor. A system controller receives power data from each inverter module, sums the net level of ac power from each inverter, determines a number of said capacitors to switch based on the sum, and sends control data to an appropriate number of the inverter modules to switch the determined number of capacitors into/out of said parallel connection across their respective ac power outputs.

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


Apparatus and method for controlling a delay circuit
Patent No. 10056887 

Inventor(s): Hiroshi Takatori (Sacramento, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15260146 on 09/08/2016 (712 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for controlling a delay circuit. Included is a delay circuit configured to receive a probe signal. Further provided is a controller in electrical communication with the delay circuit. The controller is configured to perform various operations, in response to the receipt of the probe signal by the delay circuit. A positive peak and a negative peak of an output of the delay circuit are measured. Further, a ratio involving the positive peak and the negative peak of the output of the delay circuit is calculated. A delay of the delay circuit is controlled, based on the ratio.

[H03H] IMPEDANCE NETWORKS, e.g. RESONANT CIRCUITS; RESONATORS (measuring, testing G01R; arrangements for producing a reverberation or echo sound G10K 15/08; impedance networks or resonators consisting of distributed impedances, e.g. of the waveguide type, H01P; control of amplification, e.g. bandwidth control of amplifiers, H03G; tuning resonant circuits, e.g. tuning coupled resonant circuits, H03J; networks for modifying the frequency characteristics of communication systems H04B)


Method and arrangements in a telecommunication system
Patent No. 10056953 

Inventor(s): Bo Gransson (Sollentuna, , SE), George Jngren (Stockholm, , SE), Lei Wan (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Unwired Planet, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15616964 on 06/08/2017 (439 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and arrangements in a communication system are described for Multi User Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) signaling via Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) antennas between a base station and one of a plurality of mobile terminals supporting both Single User and Multi User Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (SU-MIMO and MU-MIMO) signaling modes. Switching between the modes is supported in the system and the modes have partly shared signaling. SU-MIMO mode signaling which is redundant for MU-MIMO mode signaling is identified. Data bits of the identified redundant signaling is re-interpreted or re-defined to comprise signaling information associated with MU-MIMO mode. The signaling information associated with MU-MIMO mode is signaled to the mobile terminal using the reinterpreted redundant bits.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Optical network unit reset message
Patent No. 10056972 

Inventor(s): Bo Gao (Hubei, , CN), Yuanqiu Luo (Cranbury, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15629588 on 06/21/2017 (426 days app to issue)

Abstract: A low-level reset message having a reset level provides a mechanism for an optical line terminal (OLT) to remotely reset a dysfunctional optical network unit (ONU). The reset message includes a reset level field which allows the OLT to instruct the ONU to perform a reset of some or all of its hardware and software components.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for device-to-device communication
Patent No. 10057076 

Inventor(s): Brian Classon (Palatine, IL), Hossein Bagheri (Urbana, IL), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL), Vipul Desai (Palatine, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14712440 on 05/14/2015 (1195 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for device-to-device (D2D) communication includes sensing D2D resources from a pool of resources for a predetermined duration to produce measurements of the D2D resources and determining statistics in accordance with the measurements of the D2D resources. The method also includes determining a first subset of the D2D resources in accordance with the statistics and transmitting, by a first user equipment (UE) to a second UE, data over the first subset of the D2D resources.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Data-driven estimation of network port delay
Patent No. 10057148 

Inventor(s): Calvin Wan (Richardson, TX), Jacky Kuo (Richardson, TX), Max Simmons (Richardson, TX), Vamseedhar Reddyvariraja (Richardson, TX), Xi Liu (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): FUJITSU LIMITED (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15247473 on 08/25/2016 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computational method and system for estimating port delays in a network may use a data-driven estimation with quadratic programming based on available network path data that is already collected. In this manner, port delays for each individual port in the network may be estimated without having to measure each individual port using sensors.

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


Method and apparatus for software programmable intelligent network
Patent No. 10057181 

Inventor(s): Shannon M. Lake (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Omnivergent Networks, LLC (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14327898 on 07/10/2014 (1503 days app to issue)

Abstract: A reservation request is received for a data transport session. The reservation request contains a requested class of communication service through the asynchronous network. The state of the network along the route is then preferably determined and at least one end-to-end route through the network is obtained. The route is based on the requested class of communication service and the state of the network. The data transport session is then controlled, such that data is forced to travel along at least one route through the asynchronous network. This is preferably done by controlling multiple data controllers dispersed along the at least one route by mapping specific data protocols to specific routes, or mapping specific data protocols to specific ports in each data controller. If a state of the asynchronous network indicates that the route cannot transport data in conformity to the class of communication service, then the route is changed to a backup route through the network.

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


System and method for partial URL signing with applications to dynamic adaptive streaming
Patent No. 10057277 

Inventor(s): Shaobo Zhang (Shenzhen, , CN), Xin Wang (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA), Yongliang Liu (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15462627 on 03/17/2017 (522 days app to issue)

Abstract: A partial URL signing scheme for controlling access to content provided in adaptive streaming such as DASH is disclosed herein. Partial URL signing and verifying algorithms act as extensions to existing URL/URI signing techniques (e.g., IETF URI Signing). Partially signed URLs are signaled in an MPD and may take the form of a prefix, a suffix, or a substring of a URL. Individual segments of the content are requested by the client using URLs constructed based on a URL segment template with partial URL signing information provided as a query parameter for verification.

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


Quad full mesh and dimension driven network architecture
Patent No. 10057334 

Inventor(s): Byung Choi (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15351247 on 11/14/2016 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data center network architecture and method for communicating data are provided. The nodes and communication links in the network are arranged according to N dimensions. Groups of four nodes are arranged initially in quad full mesh networks. In each dimension, each node has three connections to other nodes. In particular, in each dimension, the nodes can be arranged in quarters, where a node in one quarter is connected to a node in each of three other quarters. In each dimension, the maximum number of hops between a sending node and a destination node is N. Due to the dimensionality, the nodes and communication links can be easily classified into different service levels, and diagnosis of problems is facilitated.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for detecting three-way call circumvention attempts
Patent No. 10057398 

Inventor(s): Serge Seyfetdinov (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Value-Added Communications, Inc. (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14919402 on 10/21/2015 (1035 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a three-way call detection system and method for use with a telephone management system. Specifically, a three-way call detection system and method for detecting continuous noise indicative of an attempt to mask a three-way call attempt. The continuous noise detection system and method may be stand alone or used in conjunction with any existing three-way call detection system and method.

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


Image capture with digital light path length modulation
Patent No. 10057488 

Inventor(s): D. Scott Dewald (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Avegant Corp. (Belmont, CA)
Law Firm: HIPLegal LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15398705 on 01/04/2017 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: An image capture system comprising an optical path length extender (OPLE) to direct the light having a first polarization through a first light path through the OPLE, and to direct the light having a second polarization through a second light path through the OPLE, the first and second light paths having different light path lengths. The image capture system further comprising an image sensor to capture a plurality of image portions at a plurality of focal distances.

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


Method and device for providing depth based block partitioning in high efficiency video coding
Patent No. 10057586 

Inventor(s): Chen-Xiong Zhang (Plano, TX), Jianhua Zheng (Beijing, , CN), Nam Ling (San Jose, CA), Zhouye Gu (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX), Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14752072 on 06/26/2015 (1152 days app to issue)

Abstract: Depth based block partitioning in high efficiency video coding is provided by partitioning a video image block into different partitions using a binary segmentation mask. A determination is made whether to filter pixels at a boundary between the partitions. A particular pixel is not filtered in response to each adjacent pixel in vertical and horizontal planes in relation to the particular pixel having a same value. The particular pixel is filtered in response to any adjacent pixel in the vertical and horizontal planes in relation to the particular pixel having a different value than any other adjacent pixel in the vertical and horizontal planes in relation to the particular pixel. Pixels are filtered pursuant to a filtering process in response to a filtering determination.

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


Extending EPON multi-point control protocol to run on Ethernet PON over coax networks
Patent No. 10057667 

Inventor(s): Jim Chen (Corona, CA), Li Zhang (Wuhan, , CN), Liming Fang (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15499530 on 04/27/2017 (481 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by a middlebox comprising registering a customer premises equipment (CPE) in the middlebox, wherein the CPE is coupled to the middlebox via an electrical line, and facilitating registration of the CPE in a central office (CO) equipment coupled to the middlebox.

[H04J] MULTIPLEX COMMUNICATION (peculiar to transmission of digital information H04L 5/00; systems for the simultaneous or sequential transmission of more than one television signal H04N 7/08; in exchanges H04Q 11/00)


Logical subscriber identification module (SIM)
Patent No. 10057771 

Inventor(s): Alan D. Emery (North Richland Hills, TX), Mathews Thomas (Flower Mound, TX), Susan J. Christian (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cuenot, Forsythe Kim, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15602977 on 05/23/2017 (455 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile hub can receive from a mobile device a request to authenticate a user of the mobile device with the mobile hub. Responsive to receiving the request, a user profile of the user can be identified. A first of a plurality of mobile networks indicated in the user profile as being available to the user can be identified. The first mobile network can satisfy at least one user specified criterion associated with the user profile. A subscriber authentication associated with the user profile can be selected. The subscriber authentication can be configured to authenticate the user with the first of the plurality of mobile networks and configured to be processed by the first mobile device to automatically establish presence on the first mobile network. The subscriber authentication can be communicated to the mobile device.

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


Slicing architecture for wireless communication
Patent No. 10057777 

Inventor(s): Geng Wu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): INTEL IP CORPORATION (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Schwabe, Williamson Wyatt, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15670923 on 08/07/2017 (379 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments provide a system, apparatus, or non-transitory computer readable medium to provide a slicing architecture for wireless communications systems.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for millimeter wave communications
Patent No. 10057787 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Lili Zhang (Beijing, , CN), Nathan Edward Tenny (Poway, CA), Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15092388 on 04/06/2016 (867 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes measuring beam-formed reference signals transmitted by a plurality of mmWave transmission points (TPs), sending a cloud cell formation request including indicators associated with best mmWave TPs determined in accordance with the measured beam-formed reference signals, receiving a cloud cell formation request response including indicators associated with a subset of the best mmWave TPs selected by a central controller in accordance with selection information, where the subset of the best mmWave TPs includes a first mmWave transmission point (TP) serving as a master TP and a second mmWave TP serving as a slave TP, and establishing a cloud cell with mmWave TPs of the subset of the best mmWave TPs selected by the central controller, where a data connection is established with the slave TP and at least a control connection is established with the master TP.

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


Associating station with master station
Patent No. 10057846 

Inventor(s): Ahmed Gamal Helmy Mohamed (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Intel IP Corporation (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14973224 on 12/17/2015 (978 days app to issue)

Abstract: Generally discussed herein are devices and methods for station and master station association. A device can include a memory to store instructions and channel condition data, and processing circuitry coupled to execute the instructions and configure the processing circuitry to decode first information provided in a first transmission from a first access point (AP), the first information indicating channel conditions of an entire bandwidth of the first AP including a primary channel and one or more secondary channels of the first AP, decode second information provided a second transmission from a second AP, the second information indicating channel conditions of an entire bandwidth of the second AP including a primary channel and one or more secondary channels of the second AP, and determine which of the first and second APs to associate with based on the first and second decoded information.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Apparatus, computer program, and method for setting a power of a cell node based on cell node gradient information
Patent No. 10057863 

Inventor(s): Azeem Ahmad (Allen, TX), Chin Chiu (Allen, TX), Cornelius Dawid Janse van Rensburg (Wylie, TX), Hanli Wang (Andover, MA), Igor Syromyatnikov (Murphy, TX), Shu-Shaw Wang (Arlington, TX), Suman Das (Colonia, NJ)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15289045 on 10/07/2016 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus, computer program, and method are provided for setting a power of a cell node based on cell node gradient information. Cell node gradient information is generated based on a multiple-codeword channel quality indicator (CQI), utilizing a multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable cell node in a network configured for communicating with a plurality of MIMO-capable user equipment. Additionally, other cell node gradient information is received that is generated for a plurality of other MIMO-capable cell nodes. The generated cell node gradient information and the other cell node gradient information are processed. Further, a power of the MIMO-capable cell node is set, based on the processing.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Scheduling of paging notifications supporting beam sweeping
Patent No. 10057881 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Nathan Edward Tenny (Poway, CA), Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA), Yunsong Yang (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15376379 on 12/12/2016 (617 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment method for paging notification includes hashing an identity of a UE to determine a paging frame in which a page is to be sent to the UE and to determine an index of an entry in a bitmap, setting the entry at the index in the bitmap to a value indicating whether a page message associated with a paging group to which the UE belongs is transmitted in a current paging cycle, and transmitting the bitmap in each of a plurality of beamformed beams, wherein the beams are transmitted in a sweeping pattern such that at least one beam is transmitted in every portion of a coverage area of a component transmitting the beams and such that each of the beams is transmitted at least once during the paging frame.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for hybrid automatic repeat request timing for device-to-device communication overlaid on a cellular network
Patent No. 10057913 

Inventor(s): Brian Classon (Palatine, IL), Deping Liu (Beijing, , CN), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL), Vipul Desai (Palatine, IL)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15638841 on 06/30/2017 (417 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of a system for operating a communications controller for a group of user equipments engaged in a DMC link in a wireless communications system is provided. The communications controller is configured to allocate a set of subframes in one periodic group of subframes to the group of UEs for the DMC link, signal the set of allocated subframes to the group of UEs, and transmit parameters related to a group of HARQ processes of the DMC link. In an embodiment, the communication controller uses HARQ processes for cellular UE transmission that are determined independently from HARQ processes of the group of HARQ processes for the DMC link, and the parameters are configured to enable the group of UEs to manage the group of HARQ processes for the DMC link.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for D2D resource allocation
Patent No. 10057935 

Inventor(s): Brian Classon (Palatine, IL), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL), Vipul Desai (Palatine, IL)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15714660 on 09/25/2017 (330 days app to issue)

Abstract: When at least one of device-to-device UEs in connections of a group of D2D UEs is outside of the coverage area of mobile network of an access point, an information exchange mechanism established directly between the D2D UEs without involving a third party, is provided. A Sidelink Control Information (SCI) message type comprises one or more format flags indicating the respective resource allocation format, obtaining a first SCI message, adjusting a size of the first SCI message based on the determined size, and transmitting the adjusted first SCI message by a first UE in a Physical Sidelink Control Channel (PSCCH) to one or more second UEs for establishing the D2D communication link.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Computer hardware unit with collapsible mounting brackets
Patent No. 10058005 

Inventor(s): Gary Willard (Raleigh, NC)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15349567 on 11/11/2016 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer hardware unit, a data center cabinet having the same, and a method of removing the computer hardware unit from the data center cabinet. The computer hardware unit has a housing for placement within a slot of the data center cabinet. At least one of a compute component, a network component and a memory component is provided within the housing. At least one mounting bracket is attached to the housing and to secure the housing to the cabinet. The at least one mounting bracket has a first leg attached to the housing and a second leg for attachment to the cabinet. The at least one mounting bracket is collapsible to change an internal angle between the first leg and the second leg.

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


DESIGN PATENTS

Glove palm
Patent No. D825886 

Inventor(s): Eric Matthew Jaeger (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Brighton-Best International, Inc. (Long Beach, CA)
Law Firm: Amster, Rothstein Ebenstein LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29597730 on 03/20/2017 (519 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Collapsible swivel chair
Patent No. D825945 

Inventor(s): Clay A. Cammack (Ft. Worth, TX), Cory Emerson (Dallas, TX), Reagan Browning (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Chama Chairs Holdings LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Dossey Jones, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29592998 on 02/04/2017 (563 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Combined audio jack and plug
Patent No. D826157 

Inventor(s): John David Stone (Carlsbad, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29548780 on 12/16/2015 (979 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Swim board
Patent No. D826357 

Inventor(s): William J. Warren (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carr Ferrell LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29598437 on 03/26/2017 (513 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Surf board
Patent No. D826358 

Inventor(s): William J. Warren (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carr Ferrell LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29608712 on 06/24/2017 (423 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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