Dallas Invents: 106 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 17

Patents secured include Apple's time-stamped event entries to Gradalis Inc.'s cancer vaccine to Nimbix Inc.'s reconfigurable cloud computing.

Clockwise from left: Patents were assigned to Rug Doctor, Essilor International, Mary Kay, Google Inc., Brainspace, FedEx Supply Chain Logistics Electronics Inc., Disney Enterprises Inc., and Apple Inc. the week of Oct. 17.

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Oct. 17, 2017 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP 3 LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

1. SanDisk Technologies LLC, Plano (12)
2. ST Microelectronics Coppell (6) 
3. Futurewei Technologies Inc. Plano (5)


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Ann Marie Morrow (Plano) 2
Christina A Barton (Irving) 2
Gregory Scott Cunningham (Grapevine 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

140 days
Power integrated circuit with autonomous limit checking of ADC channel measurements, Patent No. 9791482
Assignee: Active-Semi Inc
Inventors: Brett E. Smith (McKinney), John H. Carpenter, Jr. (Allen)

4,074 days
Method to prevent cloning of electronic components using public key infrastructure secure hardware device, Patent No. 9794247
Assignee: SanDisk Technologies LLC, Plano


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

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Movable partition usable with animal kennel, and kennel apparatus
Patent No. 9788524 

Inventor(s): David Veness (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14035063 on 09/24/2013 (1484 days app to issue)

Abstract: A movable partition is usable with an animal kennel to change the size of the reposable region of the kennel within which an animal can be disposed during the animal”s period of growth. The reposable region is situated between the kennel door and the movable partition. The movable partition is mountable to ventilation openings formed in the animal kennel and is movable among a variety of distances from the kennel door to change the size of the reposable region within the kennel in order to properly train the animal and to avoid the animal relieving itself within the kennel. The partition includes a barrier element and a number of mounting elements that are mountable to the ventilation openings of the kennel. The movable partition further includes a number of clip apparatuses that are cooperable with the mounting elements to retain the mounting elements mounted to the ventilation openings.

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


Smoke filters for reducing components in a smoke stream
Patent No. 9788573 

Inventor(s): Lawton E. Kizer (Blacksburg, VA), Raymond M. Robertson (Blacksburg, VA)
Assignee(s): Celanese Acetate LLC (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14793835 on 07/08/2015 (832 days app to issue)

Abstract: Smoke filters that reduce the concentration of carbon monoxide and phenols in a smoke stream may include a porous mass section comprising a plurality of active particles, a plurality of binder particles, and an active coating disposed on at least a portion of the active particles and the binder particles, wherein the active particles and the binder particles are bound together at a plurality of contact points; and a filter section. In some instances, a filter may include a porous mass section comprising a plurality of active particles and a plurality of binder particles, wherein the active particles and the binder particles are bound together at a plurality of contact points without an adhesive; and a filter section comprising an active dopant.

[A24D] CIGARS; CIGARETTES; TOBACCO SMOKE FILTERS; MOUTHPIECES FOR CIGARS OR CIGARETTES; MANUFACTURE OF TOBACCO SMOKE FILTERS OR MOUTHPIECES


Liquid extraction cleaning device and method
Patent No. 9788699 

Inventor(s): Ann Marie Morrow (Plano, TX), Charles Michael Ostendorf (St. Clair, MO), Craig Saunders (Cleveland, OH), Ernest Matthew Chavana, Jr. (Fenton, MO), Evan Spirk (Cleveland, OH), Jason Edward Hill (St. Louis, MO), Jason Tilk
Assignee(s): RUG DOCTOR, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Thompson Coburn LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14608612 on 01/29/2015 (992 days app to issue)

Abstract: A liquid extraction cleaning device comprises a main unit, a liquid pump, a flexible hose, and a hand tool. The main unit comprises a vacuum pump. The hand tool comprises a vacuum inlet port, an agitator, a spray nozzle, and a grip portion. The vacuum inlet port of the hand tool is operatively connected to the vacuum pump via the hose passageway in a manner such that the vacuum pump is capable of drawing fluid through the vacuum inlet port and into the hose passageway. The spray nozzle is operatively connected to the liquid pump in a manner such that the liquid pump is capable of forcing liquid out of the spray nozzle.

[A47L] DOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING (brushes A46B; cleaning quantities of bottles or of other hollow articles of one kind B08B 9/00; laundry D06F); SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL (cleaning in general B08)


Liquid extraction cleaning device and method
Patent No. 9788700 

Inventor(s): Ann Marie Morrow (Plano, TX), Charles Michael Ostendorf (St. Clair, MO), Craig Saunders (Cleveland, OH), Ernest Matthew Chavana, Jr. (Fenton, MO), Evan Spirk (Cleveland, OH), Jason Edward Hill (St. Louis, MO), Jason Tilk
Assignee(s): RUG DOCTOR, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Thompson Coburn LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14608634 on 01/29/2015 (992 days app to issue)

Abstract: A liquid extraction cleaning device comprises a main unit, a liquid pump, a flexible hose, and a hand tool. The main unit comprises a vacuum pump. The hand tool comprises a vacuum inlet port, an agitator, a spray nozzle, and a grip portion. The vacuum inlet port of the hand tool is operatively connected to the vacuum pump via the hose passageway in a manner such that the vacuum pump is capable of drawing fluid through the vacuum inlet port and into the hose passageway. The spray nozzle is operatively connected to the liquid pump in a manner such that the liquid pump is capable of forcing liquid out of the spray nozzle.

[A47L] DOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING (brushes A46B; cleaning quantities of bottles or of other hollow articles of one kind B08B 9/00; laundry D06F); SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL (cleaning in general B08)


Spinal implant
Patent No. 9788973 

Inventor(s): Jim R. Lynn (San Clemente, CA), Russell W. Nelson (Westlake Village, CA)
Assignee(s): Pinnacle Spine Group, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13725933 on 12/21/2012 (1761 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method for promoting spinal fusion using a spinal implant comprises providing a spinal implant, wherein the spinal implant comprises an anterior wall, a posterior wall and two lateral walls configured to extend between the anterior wall and the posterior wall. In some embodiments, the spinal implant further comprises at least one internal chamber generally positioned between the anterior wall, the posterior wall and the two lateral walls, wherein the internal chamber being is adapted to receive at least one graft and/or other fill material. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the graft and/or other fill material delivered into the internal chamber is configured to exit through the one or more of the openings of the anterior wall.

[A61F] FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS (dental prosthetics A61C) [2006.01]


Methods and compositions for selective and targeted cancer therapy
Patent No. 9789096 

Inventor(s): Deepak Nijhawan (Dallas, TX), Joseph M. Ready (Carrollton, TX), Pano Theodoropoulos (Dallas, TX), Stephen S. Gonzales (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14916644 on 09/04/2014 (1139 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided herein are methods and compositions for selective and targeted cancer therapy, in particular certain benzothiophenes, benzothiazoles, oxalamides, N-acyl ureas and chromones, and their use in selectively treating certain adenocarcinomas. In some embodiments, the selective toxicity of the compounds may be mediated through SCD1 and/or CYP450 such as CYP4F11.

[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)


Compositions and methods of modulating short-chain dehydrogenase activity
Patent No. 9789116 

Inventor(s): Amar Desai (Cleveland, OH), Bruce Posner (Richardson, TX), James K. V. Willson (Dallas, TX), Joseph Ready (Carrolton, TX), Monika Antczak (Ft. Worth, TX), Sanford Markowitz (Pepper Pike, OH), Stanton Gerson (Hunting Valle
Assignee(s): Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Dallas, TX), Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
Law Firm: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell Tummino LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15029943 on 10/15/2014 (1098 days app to issue)

Abstract: Compounds and methods of modulating 15-PGDH activity, modulating tissue prostaglandin levels, treating disease, diseases disorders, or conditions in which it is desired to modulate 15-PGDH activity and/or prostaglandin levels include 15-PGDH inhibitors described herein.

[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)


Device and implantation system for electrical stimulation of biological systems
Patent No. 9789309 

Inventor(s): Bevil Hogg (Murrieta, CA), Jay Miazga (Seattle, WA), Kaila Raby (Albuquerque, NM), Matt Joseph Gani (Seattle, WA), Paul V. Goode (Round Rock, TX), Shai Policker (Tenafly, NJ), Virender K. Sharma (Paradise Valley, AZ)
Assignee(s): EndoStim, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Novel IP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14707190 on 05/08/2015 (893 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present specification discloses devices and methodologies for the treatment of transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations (tLESRs). Individuals with tLESRs may be treated by implanting a stimulation device within the patient”s lower esophageal sphincter and applying electrical stimulation to the patient”s lower esophageal sphincter, in accordance with certain predefined protocols. The presently disclosed devices have a simplified design because they do not require sensing systems capable of sensing when a person is engaged in a wet swallow and have improved energy storage requirements.

[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]


Action or position triggers in a game play mode
Patent No. 9789392 

Inventor(s): Carey Leigh Lotzer (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): Open Invention Network LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13178819 on 07/08/2011 (2293 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium that, in one embodiment, interprets a user motion sequence comprises beginning a session, capturing the user motion sequence via a motion capturing device during the session, processing, via a processor, the user motion sequence into a predetermined data format, comparing the processed user motion sequence to at least one predetermined motion sequence stored in a database and determining whether to perform at least one of interpreting the user motion sequence as a universal command and registering the user motion sequence as a new command.

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


Amusement toy
Patent No. 9789418 

Inventor(s): Mark J. Oblack (Issaquah, WA), Mark Thinnes (Seattle, WA)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13963584 on 08/09/2013 (1530 days app to issue)

Abstract: A disk-like toy includes a resilient base, a flexible cover overlying the base, and a deflectable core disposed generally between the base and the cover. The base is affixed to at least one of the cover and the core.

[A63H] TOYS, e.g. TOPS, DOLLS, HOOPS, BUILDING BLOCKS


 

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

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Methods and apparatus to agitate a liquid
Patent No. 9789454 

Inventor(s): Robert Paul Luoma, II (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): ABBOTT LABORATORIES (Abbott Park, IL)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15347556 on 11/09/2016 (342 days app to issue)

Abstract: Method and apparatus to agitate a liquid are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a carrier having a base that includes a ridge extending from the base and a collar extending from the base. The example apparatus also includes a container supported on the base, the container movable between (A) a locked positon in which the ridge fixedly engages the container to non-rotatably couple the container to the base and (B) an unlocked position in which the container is disengaged from the ridge and the container is rotatable about the collar.

[B01F] MIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING (mixing paints B44D 3/06)


Apparatus for dispensing fluids using a removable bottle
Patent No. 9789502 

Inventor(s): Tim Maddy (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 11 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12479101 on 06/05/2009 (3056 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses suited for use with, for example, fluid cosmetic products. In some embodiments, the present apparatuses include an outer sleeve, a dispenser mechanism, and an inner container. In these embodiments, the dispenser mechanism is coupled to the outer sleeve and the inner container is removably coupled to the outer sleeve.

[B67D] DISPENSING, DELIVERING, OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (cleaning pipes or tubes or systems of pipes or tubes B08B 9/02; emptying or filling of bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels, or similar containers, not otherwise provided for B67C; water supply E03; pipe systems F17D; domestic hot-water supply systems F24D; measuring volume, volume flow, mass flow or liquid level, metering by volume G01F; coin-freed or like apparatus G07F) [5]


Systems and methods for infotainment system startup
Patent No. 9789763 

Inventor(s): Wilson-Boon Siang Khoo (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Erlanger, KY)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15138323 on 04/26/2016 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for infotainment system startup are provided. One embodiment of a method includes determining a user-defined startup priority associated with a plurality of vehicle service classifications, where the plurality of vehicle service classifications are associated with a plurality of respective vehicle services. Embodiments also include receiving an indication of vehicle startup, determining whether at least two of the plurality of vehicle services in at least two of the plurality of vehicle service classifications are to be activated in response to vehicle startup, and in response to determining that at least two of the plurality of vehicle services are to be activated in response to vehicle startup, determining a startup order of the plurality of vehicle services, based on the user-defined startup priority. Embodiments also include initiating startup of the plurality of vehicle services according to the startup order.

[B60K] ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS IN VEHICLES; AUXILIARY DRIVES FOR VEHICLES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST OR FUEL SUPPLY OF PROPULSION UNITS IN VEHICLES [2006.01]


Vertical cable rail barrier
Patent No. 9790707 

Inventor(s): Kevin T. Burt (Dallas, TX), Matthew Carlyle Sherstad (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): FORTRESS IRON, LP (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14684810 on 04/13/2015 (918 days app to issue)

Abstract: A barrier panel is formed of a first rail member and a second rail member with at least one vertical support member mounted to and extending between the first rail member and second rail member. The first rail member includes first openings spaced apart along its length. The second rail member includes second openings spaced apart along its length. Vertical cables are mounted to and extend between the first rail member and second rail member. A first end of each vertical cable is secured within one of the first openings and a second end of each vertical cable is secured within an opposite one of the second openings.

[B21F] WORKING OR PROCESSING OF METAL WIRE (rolling of metal B21B; by drawing, auxiliary operations used in connection with metal-working without essentially removing material B21C; bundling articles B65B 13/00)


Wind turbine blade double pivot transportation system and method
Patent No. 9790927 

Inventor(s): Scott C. Landrum (Southlake, TX), T. Christopher King (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): BNSF Logistics, LLC (Springdale, AR)
Law Firm: Dan Brown Law Office (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15228522 on 08/04/2016 (439 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wind turbine blade rail fixture set employing a pair of support assemblies, each having a bolster, radius arm, and pivot disposed on a pair of railcars to minimize lateral overhang as the train traverses railroad curves, and having a slidable carriage disposed on one radius arm to accommodate changes in length between the bolsters.

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


 

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

Intermediates for use in the preparation of indazole derivatives and processes for the preparation thereof
Patent No. 9790206 

Inventor(s): Peter J. Stengel (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Array BioPharma Inc. (Boulder, CO)
Law Firm: Viksnins Harris Padys Malen LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14770035 on 02/27/2014 (1328 days app to issue)

Abstract:

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


Compositions and methods of modulating 15-PGDH activity
Patent No. 9790233 

Inventor(s): Bruce A. Posner (Richardson, TX), James K. V. Willson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX), Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH), University of Kentucky Research Foundation (Lexington, KY)
Law Firm: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell Tummino LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14395021 on 04/16/2013 (1645 days app to issue)

Abstract: Compounds and methods of modulating 15-PGDH activity, modulating tissue prostaglandin levels, treating disease, diseases disorders, or conditions in which it is desired to modulate 15-PGDH activity and/or prostaglandin levels include 15-PGDH inhibitors and 15-PGDH activators described herein.

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


Antisense antibacterial compounds and methods
Patent No. 9790495 

Inventor(s): David Greenberg (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX), Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
Law Firm: Cooley LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14713857 on 05/15/2015 (886 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are antisense morpholino oligomers targeted against bacterial virulence factors such as genes that contribute to antibiotic resistance or biofilm formation, or genes associated with fatty acid biosynthesis, and related compositions and methods of using the oligomers and compositions, for instance, in the treatment of an infected mammalian subject.

[C12N] MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF (biocides, pest repellants or attractants, or plant growth regulators containing microorganisms, viruses, microbial fungi, enzymes, fermentates, or substances produced by, or extracted from, microorganisms or animal material A01N 63/00; medicinal preparations A61K; fertilisers C05F); PROPAGATING, PRESERVING, OR MAINTAINING MICROORGANISMS; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING; CULTURE MEDIA (microbiological testing media C12Q 1/00) [3]


Functionally-modified oligonucleotides and subunits thereof
Patent No. 9790499 

Inventor(s): Ming Zhou (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS, INC. (Cambridge, MA)
Law Firm: Lathrop Gage LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15007017 on 01/26/2016 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: Functionally-modified oligonucleotide analogs comprising modified intersubunit linkages and/or modified 3 and/or 5-end groups are provided. The disclosed compounds are useful for the treatment of diseases where inhibition of protein expression or correction of aberrant mRNA splice products produces beneficial therapeutic effects.

[C12N] MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF (biocides, pest repellants or attractants, or plant growth regulators containing microorganisms, viruses, microbial fungi, enzymes, fermentates, or substances produced by, or extracted from, microorganisms or animal material A01N 63/00; medicinal preparations A61K; fertilisers C05F); PROPAGATING, PRESERVING, OR MAINTAINING MICROORGANISMS; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING; CULTURE MEDIA (microbiological testing media C12Q 1/00) [3]


Furin-knockdown and GM-CSF-augmented (FANG) cancer vaccine
Patent No. 9790518 

Inventor(s): Donald Rao (Dallas, TX), John J. Nemunaitis (Cedar Hill, TX), Neil Senzer (Dallas, TX), Phillip B. Maples (Pilot Point, TX)
Assignee(s): GRADALIS, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14815721 on 07/31/2015 (809 days app to issue)

Abstract: Compositions and methods for cancer treatment are disclosed herein. More specifically, the present invention describes an autologous cancer vaccine genetically modified for Furin knockdown and GM-CSF expression. The vaccine described herein attenuates the immunosuppressive activity of TGF- through the use of bi-functional shRNAs to knock down the expression of furin in cancer cells, and to segment tumor antigen expression, presentation, and processing through expression of the GM-CSF transgene.

[C12N] MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF (biocides, pest repellants or attractants, or plant growth regulators containing microorganisms, viruses, microbial fungi, enzymes, fermentates, or substances produced by, or extracted from, microorganisms or animal material A01N 63/00; medicinal preparations A61K; fertilisers C05F); PROPAGATING, PRESERVING, OR MAINTAINING MICROORGANISMS; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING; CULTURE MEDIA (microbiological testing media C12Q 1/00) [3]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

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Energy absorbing vehicle barrier
Patent No. 9790653 

Inventor(s): Aaron J. Cox (Roseville, CA), Patrick A. Leonhardt (Rocklin, CA), Sean Thompson (Sacramento, CA)
Assignee(s): Energy Absorption Systems, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13905947 on 05/30/2013 (1601 days app to issue)

Abstract: An energy absorbing vehicle barrier includes a frame defining a compartment. In one embodiment, the frame includes a nose. An energy absorbing cartridge is disposed within the compartment. A retaining device is coupled to the frame, with the retaining device disposed above and extending over at least a portion of an upper surface of the cartridge. The retaining device may contact and engage the upper surface of the cartridge when the barrier is impacted by a vehicle. In this way, the retaining device substantially prevents movement of the cartridge in at least a vertical direction during the impact. Methods of using and assembling the barrier are also provided.

[E01F] ADDITIONAL WORK, SUCH AS EQUIPPING ROADS OR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PLATFORMS, HELICOPTER LANDING STAGES, SIGNS, SNOW FENCES, OR THE LIKE


Plugging of a flow passage in a subterranean well
Patent No. 9790754 

Inventor(s): Michael L. Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary F. Walton (Coppell, TX), Zachary R. Murphree (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14434538 on 04/16/2014 (1280 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of plugging a flow passage in a well can include conveying a plug into an isolation tool in the well, and then contracting a plug seat of the isolation tool. An isolation tool for plugging a flow passage in a subterranean well can include a piston, and a longitudinally displaceable plug seat. The plug seat longitudinally displaces in response to displacement of the piston. Another method of plugging a flow passage can include conveying a plug into an isolation tool in the well, and then longitudinally displacing a plug seat of the isolation tool, thereby radially contracting the plug seat.

[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]


Downhole tools comprising cast degradable sealing elements
Patent No. 9790763 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary William Walton (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McDermott Will Emery LLP (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14890775 on 06/15/2015 (855 days app to issue)

Abstract: Downhole tools including a body, wherein at least a portion of the body is degradable when exposed to a wellbore environment; and at least one degradable sealing element comprising a cast degradable elastomer, wherein at least a portion of the cast degradable sealing element degrades when exposed to the wellbore environment.

[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]


Packer assembly having dual hydrostatic pistons for redundant interventionless setting
Patent No. 9790764 

Inventor(s): Michael Dale Ezell (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14412153 on 07/02/2012 (1933 days app to issue)

Abstract: A packer for use in a wellbore includes a packer mandrel. First and second pistons are slidably disposed about the packer mandrel defining first and second chambers therewith. A first activation assembly initially prevents movement of the first piston. A second activation assembly initially prevents movement of the second piston. A seal assembly is disposed about the packer mandrel between the first and second pistons such that actuation of the first activation assembly allows a force generated by a pressure difference between the wellbore and the first chamber to shift the first piston in a first direction toward the seal assembly to radially expand the seal assembly and actuation of the second activation assembly allows a force generated by a pressure difference between the wellbore and the second chamber to shift the second piston in a second direction toward the seal assembly to radially expand the seal assembly.

[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]


Internal adjustments to autonomous inflow control devices
Patent No. 9790766 

Inventor(s): Aaron Bonner (Flower Mound, TX), Gregory Scott Cunningham (Grapevine, TX), William Ryan Huffer (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McDermott Will Emery LLP (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14390653 on 12/17/2013 (1400 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are wellbore flow control devices that allow on-site field adjustments to flow characteristics. One autonomous inflow control device (AICD) assembly includes a base pipe defining one or more flow ports and an interior, at least one AICD arranged on the base pipe and having at least one fluid inlet and an outlet in fluid communication with one of the one or more flow ports, and a fluid barrier configured to be arranged about the at least one AICD by a well operator on-site and configured to isolate the at least one AICD from an influx of fluid during operation.

[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]


Gravel packing apparatus having a rotatable slurry delivery subassembly
Patent No. 9790771 

Inventor(s): Gregory Scott Cunningham (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Hayes and Boone, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14311329 on 06/22/2014 (1213 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gravel packing assembly has first and second joints each including a sand control screen assembly having a filter medium positioned exteriorly of a base pipe and a slurry delivery subassembly rotatably mounted exteriorly on the sand control screen assembly. The slurry delivery subassembly includes at least one transport tube extending longitudinally along at least a portion of the sand control screen assembly. At least one jumper tube is coupled to and extends between the at least one transport tube of the first joint and the at least one transport tube of the second joint. The at least one transport tube of the first joint is axially aligned with the at least one transport tube of the second joint by rotating the slurry delivery subassembly of the first joint relative to the sand control screen of the first joint after the two joints are coupled together.

[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]


Plunger lift apparatus
Patent No. 9790772 

Inventor(s): James Allen Jefferies (Granbury, TX), Schuyler Kuykendall (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): EPIC LIFT SYSTEMS LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: MH2 Technology Law Group, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14754382 on 06/29/2015 (841 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved bypass valve assembly for a plunger lift apparatus comprises a bypass valve cage having improved flow characteristics and a simplified clutch assembly having enhanced durability and low cost.

[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]


Systems and methods for downhole telecommunication
Patent No. 9790785 

Inventor(s): Donald Kyle (Plano, TX), Gregory Thomas Werkheiser (Dallas, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McDermott Will Emery LLP (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14118451 on 12/28/2012 (1754 days app to issue)

Abstract: An echo communication system has a plurality of triggers disposed within a first distance of each other and a hub separated from the plurality of triggers by at least a second distance that is greater than the first distance. The hub is configured to wirelessly transmit a signal intended for one of the triggers and each of the triggers will re-broadcast the same signal if they are not the intended recipient.

[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]


Polymer composite wireline cables comprising optical fiber sensors
Patent No. 9791334 

Inventor(s): Sean Gregory Thomas (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McDermott Will Emery LLP (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14771249 on 04/28/2015 (903 days app to issue)

Abstract: A polymer composite wireline cable comprising: a polymeric matrix material; at least one reinforced fiber embedded in the polymeric matrix material; and at least one optical fiber disposed in the polymeric matrix material, the at least one optical fiber having at least one pair of Bragg grating sensors, wherein one of the pair of Bragg grating sensors is configured to experience loading strain and the other of the pair of Bragg grating sensors is configured not to experience loading strain.

[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

 

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Heated fluid regulators
Patent No. 9790972 

Inventor(s): Harold Joe McKinney (Durant, OK), James Lyman Griffin, Jr. (McKinney, 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: 13926687 on 06/25/2013 (1575 days app to issue)

Abstract: Example apparatus for regulator heat transfer are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a regulator including a body, a stem disposed therein, a first inlet and a first outlet. The regulator regulates a pressure of a fluid flowing from the first inlet to the first outlet. The example apparatus comprises a vortex generator disposed within the body to convey heat to a valve of the regulator. The stem controls the regulator and the vortex generator.

[F15C] FLUID-CIRCUIT ELEMENTS PREDOMINANTLY USED FOR COMPUTING OR CONTROL PURPOSES (transducers F15B 5/00; fluid dynamics in general F15D; computers comprising fluid elements G06D, G06G)


Method of defrosting an energy recovery ventilator unit
Patent No. 9791163 

Inventor(s): Eric Perez (Carrollton, TX), Herman Marcus Thomas (Carrollton, TX), Justin McKie (Dallas, TX), Steve Schneider (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14641090 on 03/06/2015 (956 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of defrosting an energy recovery ventilator unit. The method comprises defrosting an energy recovery ventilator unit. The method comprises activating a defrost process of an enthalpy-exchange zone of the energy recovery ventilator unit when an air-flow blockage in the enthalpy-exchange zone coincides with a frost threshold in the ambient environment surrounding the energy recovery ventilator unit. The method also comprises terminating the defrost process when a heat transfer efficiency across the enthalpy-exchange zone returns to within 10 percent of a pre-frosting heat transfer efficiency wherein, the heat transfer efficiency is proportional to a temperature difference between an intake air zone of the energy recovery ventilator and a supply air zone of the energy recovery ventilator divided by a temperature difference between an return air zone of the energy recovery ventilator and the intake air zone.

[F24F] AIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING (removing dirt or fumes from areas where they are produced B08B 15/00; vertical ducts for carrying away waste gases from buildings E04F 17/02; tops for chimneys or ventilating shafts, terminals for flues F23L 17/02)


 

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Apparatus and method for energy regulation and leg control for spring-mass walking machine
Patent No. 9789920 

Inventor(s): Siavash Rezazadeh (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY (Corvallis, OR)
Law Firm: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell and Skillman, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15076870 on 03/22/2016 (574 days app to issue)

Abstract: A robot for legged locomotion incorporating passive dynamics with touchdown and takeoff control and method.

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


Customizable pedal system
Patent No. 9789951 

Inventor(s): Brad Linton (Mansfield, TX), Pasquale Spina (Laval, , CA)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Hurst, TX)
Law Firm: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14698582 on 04/28/2015 (903 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pedal system includes a support base; a first lever that is pivotally mounted to the support base; a second lever that is pivotally mounted to the support base; a first pedal coupled to the first lever and configured to be engaged by a foot of a user to rotate the first lever: a second pedal coupled to the second lever and configured to be engaged by a foot of the user to rotate the second lever, and an adjustment assembly configured to adjust a default rotational orientation, about an axis of rotation, of the first and the second lever, the first and the second lever positioned at the default orientation when no external force is applied to the first and the second lever.

[G05G] CONTROL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS INSOFAR AS CHARACTERISED BY MECHANICAL FEATURES ONLY (“Bowden” or like mechanisms F16C 1/10; gearings or mechanisms not peculiar to this purpose F16H; speed changing or reversing mechanisms for gearings conveying rotary motion F16H 59/00-F16H 63/00)


Device for determining the distance to an outer surface of a roll of material and related method
Patent No. 9791568 

Inventor(s): John Bloomfield (North Richland Hills, TX), Kenneth Weiner (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14587130 on 12/31/2014 (1021 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sensing device is for sensing an outer surface of a roll of material. An infrared (IR) laser source is configured to direct IR laser radiation to the outer surface of the roll of material. A single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) detector is configured to receive reflected IR laser radiation from the outer surface of the roll of material. A controller is coupled to the IR laser source and the SPAD detector to determine a distance to the outer surface of the roll of material based upon a time-of-flight of the IR laser radiation.

[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


Carbon nanotube-based curable coating composition providing antistatic abrasion-resistant coated articles
Patent No. 9791597 

Inventor(s): Haipeng Zheng (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL (COMPAGIE GENERALE D”OPTIQUE) (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 11 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14330348 on 07/14/2014 (1191 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to a curable composition, providing, upon curing, an abrasion-resistant, transparent, antistatic coating, comprising carbon nanotubes and a binder comprising at least one epoxysilane compound, preferably an epoxyalkoxysilane, and optionally fillers such as nanoparticles of non electrically conductive oxides and/or additional binder components such as tetraethoxysilane. The invention further relates to optical articles comprising a substrate, and, starting from the substrate, an abrasion- and/or scratch-resistant coating, and an antistatic coating formed by depositing directly onto said abrasion- and/or scratch-resistant coating the above referred curable composition. The obtained optical articles exhibit antistatic properties, high optical transparency with about 91-92% of transmittance, low haze and improved abrasion resistance.

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


Multilevel leaky-mode resonant optical devices
Patent No. 9791623 

Inventor(s): Mehrdad Shokooh-Saremi (Plano, TX), Robert Magnusson (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 11 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12957319 on 11/30/2010 (2513 days app to issue)

Abstract: Multilevel leaky-mode optical elements, including reflectors, polarizers, and beamsplitters. Some of the elements have a plurality of spatially modulated periodic layers coupled to a substrate. For infrared applications, the optical elements may have a bandwidth larger than 600 nanometers.

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


Fastener free spool for optical fiber storage
Patent No. 9791654 

Inventor(s): Ricky Jay Payne (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Flextronics AP, LLC (Broomfield, CO)
Law Firm: Haverstock Owens LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15140007 on 04/27/2016 (538 days app to issue)

Abstract: An network interface device (NID) cabinet has removably mounted or fixedly mounted cable spools. The NID cabinet is a small enclosure, typically made of plastic, which sits on the outside wall of an end user”s building, such as a home or office. Pre-terminated cables are spooled around each cable spool, and the cable connector at one end of each cable is connected to a network interconnection junction within the NID cabinet. A series of interlocking mounting features are formed on both the cable spool and the mating NID cabinet back wall. Two different types of mounting features enable the cable spool to be removably or fixedly mounted within the NID cabinet. When fixedly mounted, the cable spool can still be removed from the NID cabinet, but only if the spooled cabled is completed un-spooled and removed from the cable spool.

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


Mutli-layer plenoptic displays that combine multiple emissive and light modulating planes
Patent No. 9791706 

Inventor(s): Peter C. Barnum (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (Burbank, CA)
Law Firm: Marsh Fischmann Breyfogle LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14151543 on 01/09/2014 (1377 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-planar plenoptic display assembly is provided that includes multiple spatially-varying light emitting and light modulating planes. The display assembly includes at least one light emitting device and may include, but does not require, a modulating device used in conjunction according to display methods taught herein to display light field data. A display assembly controller may be used to render a light field with depth into a multi-planar plenoptic display assembly by assigning decomposed portions of the light field to the display assembly for display or presentation by differing ones of the emitting elements and by operating a modulating device to provide a parallax barrier. In one embodiment, a dynamic parallax barrier and a number of bi-state screens. Another embodiment uses a beam splitter to co-locate two pairs of autostereoscopic displays each including a projector projecting 3D content, a parallax barrier, and an emissive/projector element.

[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]


Storage module and method for processing an abort command
Patent No. 9792046 

Inventor(s): Daniel E. Tuers (Kapaa, HI), Girish Desai (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14448762 on 07/31/2014 (1174 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage module and method for virtual abort are disclosed. In one embodiment, a virtual abort of a read command is provided. The read command triggers a read operation that comprises reading data from the storage module”s memory, processing the data by at least one processing module as the data moves along a data path from the memory to the storage module”s host interface module, and then providing the data to a host via the host interface module. When an abort command is received, the storage module allows the data that is read from the memory to be processed by the at least one processing module as the data moves along the data path to the host interface module but prevents the host interface module from providing the data to the host. In another embodiment, a virtual abort of a write command is provided.

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


End of life prediction to reduce retention triggered operations
Patent No. 9792071 

Inventor(s): Liam Michael Parker (Edinburgh, , GB), Neil Richard Darragh (Edinburgh, , GB), Sergey Anatolievich Gorobets (Edinburgh, , GB)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14977198 on 12/21/2015 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory system or flash card includes a mechanism for memory cell measurement and analysis that independently measures/predicts memory wear/endurance, data retention (DR), read disturb, and/or remaining margin. These effects can be independently quantified by analyzing the state distributions of the individual voltage levels of the cells. In particular, a histogram of cell voltage distributions of the memory cells can be analyzed to identify signatures for certain effects (e.g. wear, DR, read disturb, margin, etc.). Those measurements are used for block cycling, data loss prediction, or adjustments to memory parameters. Pre-emptive action at the appropriate time based on the measurements leads to improved memory management and data management. That action includes calculating the remaining useful life of data stored in memory, cycling blocks, predicting data loss, trade-off or dynamic adjustments of memory parameters.

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


System and method for a floating-point format for digital signal processors
Patent No. 9792087 

Inventor(s): Tong Sun (Frisco, TX), Weizhong Chen (Austin, TX), Yuanbin Guo (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13452701 on 04/20/2012 (2006 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of a system and method for performing a numerical operation on input data in a hybrid floating-point format includes representing input data as a sign bit, exponent bits, and mantissa bits. The exponent bits are represented as an unsigned integer including an exponent bias, and a signed numerical value of zero is represented as a first reserved combination of the mantissa bits and the exponent bits. Each of all other combinations of the mantissa bits and the exponent bits represents a real finite non-zero number. The mantissa bits are operated on with a ”one” bit before a radix point for the all other combinations of the mantissa bits and the exponent bits.

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


System and method for pervasive software platform-based model driven architecture application generator
Patent No. 9792096 

Inventor(s): Qin Ye (Plano, TX), Robert DeAnna (Frisco, TX), Robert W. Peterson (Plano, TX), Thomas T. Wheeler (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Open Invention Network, LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15013376 on 02/02/2016 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: In developing applications for a plurality of node types, a meta-data definition of the application can be captured into an application definition module. The meta-data definition can describe the application for the plurality of node types. A code generation module can then automatically generate the application code for the plurality of node types. The code can be compiled per node type and the packaging necessary to deploy the application to the plurality of node types can also be automatically generated.

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


Application deployment system and method for a computing infrastructure
Patent No. 9792100 

Inventor(s): Akshaya Mahapatra (San Jose, CA), Michael Tan (Palo Alto, CA), Rahul Talekar (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14479028 on 09/05/2014 (1138 days app to issue)

Abstract: An application deployment system includes a computing device that stores computing infrastructure (CI) information associated with a computing infrastructure to be deployed in a portable memory structure, wherein the portable memory structure is physically associated with the computing infrastructure to be deployed. When the computing infrastructure is transported to the deployment site, the computing device receives the stored application configuration information from a portable communication device that has previously obtained the stored application configuration information from the portable memory structure, obtains one or more applications to be installed on the computing infrastructure according to the received application configuration information, and transmits the applications to the portable communication device, wherein the portable communication device downloads the applications to the computing infrastructure for being installed on the computing infrastructure.

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


System and method for flashing a wireless device
Patent No. 9792104 

Inventor(s): Jimmie Paul Partee (Double Oak, TX)
Assignee(s): FedEx Supply Chain Logistics Electronics, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12940411 on 11/05/2010 (2538 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for flashing wireless devices. One or more wireless devices are received. The testing device being operable to receive the one or more wireless devices simultaneously. A selection of one or more original equipment manufactures (OEMs) is received. Models of wireless devices associated with the one or more OEMS are visually displayed in response to receiving the selection of the one or more OEMS associated with the one or more wireless devices. A selection of one or more models associated with the one or more wireless devices is received on the test device. Instructions associated with the one or more models are displayed for flashing the one or more wireless devices. The one or more wireless devices are flashed in response to a user selection to flash each of the one or more wireless devices.

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


System and method for managing an object cache
Patent No. 9792166 

Inventor(s): Robert W. Peterson (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Open Invention Network, LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13289746 on 11/04/2011 (2174 days app to issue)

Abstract: In order to optimize efficiency of serialization, a serialization cache is maintained at an object server. The serialization cache is maintained in conjunction with an object cache and stores serialized forms of objects cached within the object cache. When an object is to be sent from the server to the client, a serialization module determines if a serialized form of the object is stored in the serialization cache. If the object is already serialized within the serialization cache, the serialized form is retrieved and provided to the client. Otherwise, the object is serialized, the object is cached in the object cache and the serialized form of the object is cached in the serialization cache.

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


Bad column handling in flash memory
Patent No. 9792174 

Inventor(s): Damian Pablo Yurzola (Santa Clara, CA), Eran Sharon (Rishon Lezion, , IL), Idan Alrod (Herzliya, , IL), Madhuri Kotagiri (Santa Clara, CA), Michael Altshuler (Sunnyvale, CA), Rajeev Nagabhirava (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14841317 on 08/31/2015 (778 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a flash memory, redundant columns are used alternatively as replacement columns for replacing bad columns or to provide additional redundancy for ECC encoding. Locations of bad columns are indicated to a soft-input ECC decoder so that data bits from bad columns are treated as having a lower reliability than data bits from other columns.

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


Bad column management in nonvolatile memory
Patent No. 9792175 

Inventor(s): Aaron Lee (Mountain View, CA), Abhijeet Manohar (Bangalore, , IN), Derek McAuley (San Jose, CA), Ivan Baran (San Jose, CA), Mikhail Palityka (Ontario, , CA), Mrinal Kochar (San Jose, CA), Sahil Sharma (San Jose, CA), Yong
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14919363 on 10/21/2015 (727 days app to issue)

Abstract: When the number of bad columns in a memory or plane is less than a threshold number then a first Error Correction Code (ECC) scheme encodes user data in first pages of a first size. If the number of bad columns is greater than the threshold number then a second ECC scheme encodes the user data in second pages of a second size that is smaller than the first size.

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


Nonvolatile memory systems with embedded fast read and write memories
Patent No. 9792219 

Inventor(s): G. R. Mohan Rao (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Si-Flash Drives, LLC (Pasadena, CA)
Law Firm: Munck Wilson Mandala LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15018599 on 02/08/2016 (617 days app to issue)

Abstract: A nonvolatile memory system is described with novel architecture coupling nonvolatile storage memory with random access volatile memory. New commands are included to enhance the read and write performance of the memory system.

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


System, method and computer program product for multilingual content management
Patent No. 9792284 

Inventor(s): David Alan Stiles (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Open Text SA ULC (Halifax, CA)
Law Firm: Sprinkle IP Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15357110 on 11/21/2016 (330 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a processor and a non-transitory computer readable medium storing instructions translatable by the processor. The instructions when translated by the processor cause the system to determine an exemplar reference which identifies a managed object stored in a repository residing in an enterprise computing environment. The system can determine a translation group utilizing the exemplar reference. The managed object may represent a content item. The translation group may include the content item and the content item may be multilingual enabled. The system can determine an effective locale for a request for content received from a client device communicatively connected to a web server in the enterprise computing environment, determine a language that is appropriate for the effective locale, and respond to the request for content with the content item or a translation of the content item that is in the language appropriate for the effective locale.

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


Multi-query privacy-preserving parking management system and method
Patent No. 9792301 

Inventor(s): Florent Perronnin (Domene, , FR), Jose Antonio Rodriguez-Serrano (Grenoble, , FR)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ortiz Lopez, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14497417 on 09/26/2014 (1117 days app to issue)

Abstract: A privacy-preserving multi-query parking management system and method. An image of a vehicle with respect to a specific part (e.g., license plate) can be captured when the vehicle enters via an entry point. An image signature can be computed by embedding the image into a descriptor space and the image signature can be stored in a database together with relevant metadata. An image of a vehicle with respect to the specific part can be captured when the vehicle exits via at least one exit point and an image signature can be computed. An entry-exit association with respect to the vehicle can be performed by searching for a most similar image signature in the database. Additionally, given a textual query (e.g., a license plate number), a signature can be computed by embedding the text into the same descriptor space.

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


Generating and using socially-curated brains
Patent No. 9792358 

Inventor(s): David Adam Hagar (Dallas, TX), David S. Copps (Dallas, TX), Paul A. Jakubik (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Brainspace Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14949282 on 11/23/2015 (694 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes determining a plurality of social objects, each social object having a link to a link object on a network. The method further includes applying a filter to the determined social objects in order to determine a plurality of filtered social objects, retrieving a copy of each of the link objects linked to by the plurality of filtered social objects, and generating, using the retrieved copies of the link objects linked to by the plurality of filtered social objects, a matrix comprising a plurality of vectors. The method further includes generating a singular value representation of the matrix by performing Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) on the matrix and storing the singular value representation of the matrix in one or more memory units.

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


Service desk data transfer interface
Patent No. 9792387 

Inventor(s): Cynthia L. Sturgeon (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): BMC Software, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14467768 on 08/25/2014 (1149 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for managing data transfer operations includes at least one data server including data stored in a plurality of data fields, at least one transaction server operatively coupled to the at least one data server and configured to provide at least one customizable business rule and a customer relationship application, an information server operatively coupled to the at least one transaction server, and at least one workstation operatively coupled to the information server. The least one workstation includes local memory accessible to the customer relationship application and configured to provide web communication and presentation services to a user of the at least one workstation that are deployed on the information server. The at least one customizable business rule specifies a mapping between the plurality of data fields and the local memory, the mapping having been provided by the user interacting with the web communication and presentation services.

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


Systems and methods for security data analysis and display
Patent No. 9792434 

Inventor(s): Stacy Dean Stephens (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): KNIGHTSCOPE, INC. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14751124 on 06/25/2015 (845 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for improved security services. In one aspect, a method is provided for controlling an autonomous data machine situated near a monitored environment. The method comprises: obtaining security data from a plurality of data sources; analyzing the security data to generate an analysis result; determining, based on the analysis result, an action to be performed by the autonomous data machine; and transmitting a command to the autonomous data machine causing it to perform the action.

[G05D] SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES (for continuous casting of metals B22D 11/16; valves per se F16K; sensing non-electric variables, see the relevant subclasses of G01; for regulating electric or magnetic variables G05F)


Automatic identification of changes in objects
Patent No. 9792526 

Inventor(s): Thomas M. Kilpatrick (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS OPERATING, LLC (St. Louis, MO)
Law Firm: Meagher Emanuel Laks Goldberg Liao, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14633217 on 02/27/2015 (963 days app to issue)

Abstract: The specification and drawings present a new method, apparatus and software related product (e.g., a computer readable memory or a storage device) for automatic timely finding of deficiencies in objects such as automobiles, railcar, airplane tractor trailer, intermodal containers and the like, by automatically monitoring the object”s appearance changes while they are moving in a course of normal operation using their camera pictures/images, e.g., during passing through a check point.

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


Method and system for integrated professional continuing education related services
Patent No. 9792583 

Inventor(s): Kenneth A. Koskay (Southlake, TX), Stephanie J. Black (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Thomson Reuters Global Resources Unlimited Corporation (Baar, , CN)
Law Firm: Duncan Galloway Egan Greenwald, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12837709 on 07/16/2010 (2650 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed that provide a comprehensive and integrated professional education and training platform, especially in the areas of tax, financial auditing and reporting, and planning and risk assessment. The systems and techniques allow an administrator to identify a subset of learning courses from a set of available learning courses for association with an educational product, and to assign individuals to each of the subset of learning courses.

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


Systems and methods for processing bank notes using a distributed tracking system
Patent No. 9792753 

Inventor(s): Arin George (Dallas, TX), Sohail Kayani (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Toshiba International Corporation (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14052811 on 10/14/2013 (1464 days app to issue)

Abstract: A distributed system for tracking bank notes as they pass through an automated currency processing system is disclosed. The bank note processing system includes a conveyance device for transporting a bank note along a transport path and a detector module comprising a detector. The detector detects raw detector information from the bank note. The detector controller is communicatively coupled to the detector module and the raw detector information is communicated to the detector controller. A host controller is communicatively coupled to the detector controller. The detector controller processes the raw detector information to determine processed detector information. The detector controller then communicates the processed detector information to the host controller.

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


Item depository apparatus operated responsive to data bearing records
Patent No. 9792781 

Inventor(s): Joseph Militello (Miamisburg, OH), Michael Leigh Sears (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): NAUTILUS HYOSUNG AMERICA, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Walker Jocke (Local + 23 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14987888 on 01/05/2016 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: A depository system operates in response to data bearing records. Information regarding planned future deposits is recorded, at least one record visible appearance feature is stored or generated, and data corresponding to the at least one record appearance feature is stored in associated relation with deposit data. The at least one record appearance feature is made visible on a deposit item. The deposit item is subsequently presented to a depository that includes an image sensor. The image sensor operates to read the at least one record appearance feature. At least one controller in the depository causes a determination to be made that at least one record appearance feature corresponds to a pre-registered deposit and such determination enables the deposit item to be received in the depository.

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


Bulk modulation scheme to reduce I/O pin capacitance
Patent No. 9792994 

Inventor(s): Primit Modi (San Jose, CA), Venkatesh Ramachandra (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15278684 on 09/28/2016 (384 days app to issue)

Abstract: A driver circuit, such as could be used as an off-chip driver for an I/O pin on a memory circuit, is presented. The driver has a PMOS connected between a supply level and the driver”s output node. In an active mode, the bulk terminal of the PMOS is connected to the supply level; and in a standby mode, the PMOS”s bulk terminal is set to a higher level. This reduces the leakage current through the PMOS in the standby mode, allowing for smaller device with a lower capacitance to be used.

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


Independent multi-plane read and low latency hybrid read
Patent No. 9792995 

Inventor(s): Grishma Shah (Milpitas, CA), Jian Chen (San Jose, CA), Kenneth Louie (Sunnyvale, CA), Nian Niles Yang (Mountain View, CA), Yan Li (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15138467 on 04/26/2016 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: Read operations are performed in a multi-plane memory device. A state machine interfaces an external controller to each plane of memory cells to allow reading from selected word lines in the planes. In one approach, different types of read operations are performed in different planes, such as a multi-level cell read, e.g., a lower, middle or upper page read and a single-level cell (SLC) read. When the read operation in one plane uses fewer read voltages than another plane, the read data can be output early from the one plane while read operations continue on the other plane. The external controller can also command a cache release for one plane after outputting data from the caches of another plane. Read voltages can be set for each plane in a respective set of registers.

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


System and method for erase detection before programming of a storage device
Patent No. 9792998 

Inventor(s): Chris Yip (Saratoga, CA), Grishma Shah (Milpitas, CA), Nian Niles Yang (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15084100 on 03/29/2016 (567 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting program disturb and for programming/reading based on the detected program disturb are disclosed. Program disturb comprises unintentionally programming an unselected section of memory during the program operation of the selected section of memory. To reduce the effect of program disturb, the section of memory is analyzed in a predetermined state (such as the erase state) for program disturb. In response to identifying signs of program disturb, the voltages used to program the section of memory (such as the program verify levels for programming data into the cells of the section of memory) may be adjusted. Likewise, when reading data from the section of memory, the read voltages may be adjusted based on the adjusted voltages used for programming. In this way, using the adjusted programming and reading voltages, the effect of program disturb may be reduced.

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


System and method for signaling and verifying URL signatures for both URL authentication and URL-based content access authorization in adaptive streaming
Patent No. 9794240 

Inventor(s): Shaobo Zhang (Shenzhen, , CN), Tingfang Tang (Beijing, , CN), Xin Wang (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA), Yongliang Liu (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, In. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14526264 on 10/28/2014 (1085 days app to issue)

Abstract: Signaling and verifying URL signatures for accessing URL addressable content in adaptive streaming. A plurality of URL authentication and URL authorization descriptors are provided for a plurality of URLs, wherein each URL authentication descriptor comprises information for verification key acquisition and for accessing an authentication tag for authenticating a given URL in the plurality of URLs according to an associated URL authentication scheme. Each URL authorization descriptor is for verification key acquisition and for accessing an authorization tag for authorizing access to content addressable by a given URL in the plurality of URLs according to an associated URL authentication scheme. A plurality of URL authentication and URL authorization descriptors for the plurality of URLs are communicated and each descriptor is verified in the communicated plurality of URL authentication and URL authorization descriptors for its given URL in the plurality of URLs according to its associated scheme.

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


Reconfigurable cloud computing
Patent No. 9794343 

Inventor(s): Leonardo E. Reiter (Allen, TX), Robert L. Sherrard (McKinney, TX), Stephen M. Hebert (Houston, TX)
Assignee(s): Nimbix, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Campbell Stephenson LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14809644 on 07/27/2015 (813 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system, and computer-readable storage medium for using a reconfigurable computing system are disclosed. For example, one method involves identifying a first application to be executed, configuring a computing node in a first configuration, and executing, according to a first workflow, at least a portion of a first application and at least another portion of the first application. The method also involves identifying a second application to be executed, configuring the computing node in a second configuration, and executing, according to a second workflow, at least a portion of a second application and at least another portion of the second application.

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


System and method for communication between networked applications
Patent No. 9794354 

Inventor(s): Thomas T. Wheeler (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Open Invention Network, LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15475534 on 03/31/2017 (200 days app to issue)

Abstract: During communication of a large data message from a client application to a server application, requirements to communicate smaller control messages can arise. To facilitate timely communication of control messages, a client application may include a chunking module that divides a data message into chunks that can be sent as a sequence of individual data message packets. When a control message needs to be sent, the sequence of data message packets can be interrupted to send a control message packet. At the server application, the sequence of message packets is processed so that data message packets are appended to a data message and control messages are extracted for immediate processing.

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


Using time-stamped event entries to facilitate synchronizing data streams
Patent No. 9794605 

Inventor(s): Joseph M. Williams (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Baker Hostetler LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 11770507 on 06/28/2007 (3764 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of a system to synchronize data streams is described. During operation, the system receives a first data stream having a first data type and performs a sequence of operations on at least a portion of the first data stream. Next, the system stores metadata associated with the first data stream one or more times during the sequence of operations. Metadata can include a time stamp, data-stream information associated with the portion of the first data stream, and event information associated with the occurrence of one or more events during the sequence of operations. Moreover, the system provides a notification based on the stored metadata, the notification to facilitate synchronizing the first data stream with a second data stream having a second data type.

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


System, methods, software, and devices employing messaging
Patent No. 9794762 

Inventor(s): Douglas Deeds (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Ditthavong Steiner, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 11529756 on 09/27/2006 (4038 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile device is shown in the role of a centralized message transfer agent wherein it manages all messaging for a user for most if not all the time so as to provide a unified messaging approach across all messaging platforms. Other platforms are shown using the mobile device in this unified way. Related systems, methods, integrated circuits, and software are also shown.

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


 

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Power integrated circuit with autonomous limit checking of ADC channel measurements
Patent No. 9791482 

Inventor(s): Brett E. Smith (McKinney, TX), John H. Carpenter, Jr. (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Active-Semi, Inc. (, , VG)
Law Firm: Imperium Patent Works (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15607683 on 05/30/2017 (140 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power loss protection integrated circuit includes a current switch circuit portion (eFuse) and an autonomous limit checking circuit. The limit checking circuit includes an input analog multiplexer, an ADC, a plurality of capture registers, a state machine, and a flag output terminal. For each capture register, the limit checking circuit further includes an associated lower limit register and an associated upper limit register. The state machine controls the multiplexer and the capture registers so the ADC digitizes voltages on various nodes to the monitored, and stores the results into corresponding capture registers. In integrated circuit has circuitry that allows both a high voltage as well as a high current to be monitored. The value in a capture register is compared to upper and lower limit values. If any capture value is determined to be outside the limits, then a digital flag signal is asserted onto the flag output terminal.

[H01H] ELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES (contact cables H01B 7/10; electrolytic self-interrupters H01G 9/18; emergency protective circuit arrangements H02H; switching by electronic means without contact-making H03K 17/00)


Robust nucleation layers for enhanced fluorine protection and stress reduction in 3D NAND word lines
Patent No. 9793139 

Inventor(s): Keerti Shukla (Saratoga, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA), Somesh Peri (San Jose, CA), Yao-Sheng Lee (Tampa, FL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15086702 on 03/31/2016 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: A silicon-containing nucleation layer can be employed to provide a self-aligned template for selective deposition of tungsten within backside recesses during formation of a three-dimensional memory device. The silicon-containing nucleation layer may remain as a silicon layer, converted into a tungsten silicide layer, or replaced with a tungsten nucleation layer. Tungsten deposition can proceed only on the surface of the silicon-containing nucleation layer or a layer derived therefrom in a subsequent tungsten deposition process.

[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]


Buried source-drain contact for integrated circuit transistor devices and method of making same
Patent No. 9793171 

Inventor(s): Chun-Chen Yeh (Clifton Park, NY), Qing Liu (Watervliet, NY), Ruilong Xie (Schenectady, NY), William J. Taylor (Clifton Park, NY), Xiuyu Cai (Niskayuna, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Scully, Scott, Murphy Presser, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15179620 on 06/10/2016 (494 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit transistor is formed on a substrate. A trench in the substrate is at least partially filled with a metal material to form a source (or drain) contact buried in the substrate. The substrate further includes a source (or drain) region in the substrate which is in electrical connection with the source (or drain) contact. The substrate further includes a channel region adjacent to the source (or drain) region. A gate dielectric is provided on top of the channel region and a gate electrode is provided on top of the gate dielectric. The substrate may be of the silicon on insulator (SOI) or bulk type. The buried source (or drain) contact makes electrical connection to a side of the source (or drain) region using a junction provided at a same level of the substrate as the source (or drain) and channel regions.

[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]


Hollow-cavity flip-chip package with reinforced interconnects and process for making the same
Patent No. 9793237 

Inventor(s): Kevin J. Anderson (Plano, TX), Tarak A. Railkar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15085458 on 03/30/2016 (566 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a flip-chip package with a hollow-cavity and reinforced interconnects, and a process for making the same. The disclosed flip-chip package includes a substrate, a reinforcement layer over an upper surface of the substrate, a flip-chip die attached to the upper surface of the substrate by interconnects through the reinforcement layer, an air cavity formed between the substrate and the flip-chip die, and a protective layer encapsulating the flip-chip die and defining a perimeter of the air cavity. Herein, a first portion of each interconnect is encapsulated by the reinforcement layer and a second portion of each interconnect is exposed to the air cavity. The reinforcement layer provides reinforcement to each interconnect.

[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]


High conductivity channel for 3D memory
Patent No. 9793283 

Inventor(s): Jayavel Pachamuthu (San Jose, CA), Liang Pang (Fremont, CA), Yingda Dong (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15278988 on 09/28/2016 (384 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a 3D memory with vertical NAND strings, and method for fabricating the same. Each vertical NAND string has a source side select transistor having a body in contact with a single crystal silicon substrate. The NAND string channel is formed from silicon germanium (SiGe), which provides for greater electron mobility than silicon. The body of the source side select transistor comprises epitaxial crystalline silicon germanium (SiGe) in contact with the single crystal silicon substrate. By epitaxial crystalline SiGe it is meant that the crystalline SiGe has the same crystalline orientation as the single crystal silicon substrate.

[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]


Methods of fabricating memory device with spaced-apart semiconductor charge storage regions
Patent No. 9793288 

Inventor(s): Hiroyuki Kamiya (Yokkaichi, , JP), Shinsuke Yada (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14560308 on 12/04/2014 (1048 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of fabricating semiconductor devices, such as monolithic three-dimensional NAND memory string devices, include selectively forming semiconductor material charge storage regions over first material layers exposed on a sidewall of a front side opening extending through a stack comprising an alternating plurality of first and second material layers using a difference in incubation time for the semiconductor material on the first material relative to an incubation time for the semiconductor material on the second material of the stack. In other embodiments, a silicon layer is selectively deposited on silicon nitride on a surface having at least one first portion including silicon oxide and at least one second portion including silicon nitride using a difference in an incubation time for the silicon on silicon nitride relative to an incubation time for the silicon on silicon oxide.

[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]


Fin field effect transistor device with reduced overlap capacitance and enhanced mechanical stability
Patent No. 9793378 

Inventor(s): Balasubramanian Pranatharthiharan (Watervliet, NY), Nicolas Loubet (Guilderland, NY), Prasanna Khare (Schenectady, NY), Qing Liu (Guilderland, NY), Shom Ponoth (Gaithersburg, MD)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13906677 on 05/31/2013 (1600 days app to issue)

Abstract: Improved fin field effect transistor (FinFET) devices and methods for fabrication thereof. In one aspect, a method for fabricating a FinFET device comprises: a silicon substrate on which a silicon epitaxial layer is grown is provided. Sacrificial structures on the substrate are formed from the epitaxial layer. A blanket silicon layer is formed over the sacrificial structures and exposed substrate portions, the blanket silicon layer having upper and lower portions of uniform thickness and intermediate portions interposed between the upper and lower portions of non-uniform thickness and having an angle of formation. An array of semiconducting fins is formed from the blanket silicon layer and a non-conformal layer formed over the blanket layer. The sacrificial structures are removed and the resulting void filled with isolation structures under the channel regions. Source and drain are formed in the source/drain regions during a fin merge of the FinFET.

[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]


Vertical vacuum channel transistor
Patent No. 9793395 

Inventor(s): Chun-chen Yeh (Clifton Park, NY), Qing Liu (Irvine, CA), Ruilong Xie (Schenectady, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15287134 on 10/06/2016 (376 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of fabricating features of a vertical transistor include performing a first etch process to form a first portion of a fin in a substrate; depositing a spacer material on sidewalls of the first portion of the fin; performing a second etch process using the spacer material as a pattern to elongate the fin and form a second portion of the fin in the substrate, the second portion having a width that is greater than the first portion; oxidizing a region of the second portion of the fin beneath the spacer material to form an oxidized channel region; and removing the oxidized channel region to form a vacuum channel.

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


Method and structure of making enhanced UTBB FDSOI devices
Patent No. 9793396 

Inventor(s): Qing Liu (Irvine, CA), Thomas Skotnicki (Crolles, , FR)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15169495 on 05/31/2016 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit die includes a substrate having a first layer of semiconductor material, a layer of dielectric material on the first layer of semiconductor material, and a second layer of semiconductor material on the layer of dielectric material. An extended channel region of a transistor is positioned in the second layer of semiconductor material, interacting with a top surface, side surfaces, and potentially portions of a bottom surface of the second layer of semiconductor material. A gate dielectric is positioned on a top surface and on the exposed side surface of the second layer of semiconductor material. A gate electrode is positioned on the top surface and the exposed side surface of the second layer of semiconductor material.

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


Multi-layer fin field effect transistor devices and methods of forming the same
Patent No. 9793403 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Rodder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15054469 on 02/26/2016 (599 days app to issue)

Abstract: Multi-layer fin field effect transistor devices and methods of forming the same are provided. The devices may include a fin shaped channel structure on a substrate. The channel structure may include stressor layers stacked on the substrate and a channel layer between the stressor layers, and the stressor layers may include a semiconductor material having a wide bandgap that is sufficient to confine carriers to the channel layer and having a lattice constant different from a lattice constant of the channel layer to induce stress in the channel layer. The devices may also include source/drain regions on respective first opposing sides of the channel structure and a gate on second opposing sides of the channel structure and between the source/drain regions.

[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]


Patch antenna array for transmission of Hermite-Gaussian and Laguerre Gaussian beams
Patent No. 9793615 

Inventor(s): Roger D. Linquist (Dallas, TX), Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NxGen Partners IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15457444 on 03/13/2017 (218 days app to issue)

Abstract: An antenna array includes a plurality of patch antennas including a plurality of layers. Each of the plurality of layers are separated by a distance and each support a portion of the plurality of patch antennas. A plurality of connectors are each associated with one of the plurality of layers and supply a signal for transmission by the associated layer. A feed network on each of the plurality of layers provides a connection between a connector associated with the layer and the portion of the patch antennas located on the layer. Each layer transmits a signal having a different orthogonal function applied thereto that multiplexes each of the signals having a different orthogonal function applied thereto onto a single transmission beam. A parabolic reflector reflects the single transmission beam from the plurality of layers of the antenna array.

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


Wireless power transmitting device
Patent No. 9793739 

Inventor(s): Aran Ziv (Foster City, CA), Dotan Koren (Mountain View, CA), James Petzinger (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Toler Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14018999 on 09/05/2013 (1503 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless charging device includes a wireless transmitter with an electromagnetic emitting portion. The wireless charging device also includes a seat having a surface and at least one protrusion from the surface. The seat accommodates at least one wireless power receiving device. The seat has an active area that contains the electromagnetic emitting portion. The at least one protrusion is configured as a guide for two sides of the at least one wireless power receiving device for placement over the active area. The placement of the at least one wireless power receiving device over the active area enables transferring of power to the at least one wireless power receiving device.

[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)


Uninterruptible power supply and method for managing power flow in a grid-tied photovoltaic system
Patent No. 9793755 

Inventor(s): Aaron Jungreis (Ra”anana, , IL), Paul Garrity (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): Garrity Power Services LLC (Rockwall, TX)
Law Firm: Hovey Williams LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14811644 on 07/28/2015 (812 days app to issue)

Abstract: An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and method for managing power flow in a grid-tied photovoltaic system, wherein the UPS provides grid-tie, backup power, voltage-frequency relay, power factor control, and load-leveling functions. The UPS includes a bi-directional power converter, a switch, and a controller. The converter converts between AC power and DC power, and includes ports which are connectable to a battery, a plurality of current-source inverters, a load, and an electric utility grid. The switch selectively connects and disconnects the converter from the grid. The controller monitors the voltage and current associated with the grid, and based thereon, controls the switch and the bi-directional power converter to manage power flow in the grid-tied photovoltaic system. The controller also manages the power factor of the current flowing into or out of the grid by introducing appropriate distortion or displacement current.

[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)


Control method for zero voltage switching buck-boost power converters
Patent No. 9793810 

Inventor(s): Ce Liu (Shenzhen, , CN), Daoshen Chen (Allen, TX), Dianbo Fu (Plano, TX), Heping Dai (Plano, TX), Jinbo Huang (Guangzhou, , CN), Liming Ye (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14850125 on 09/10/2015 (768 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method comprises providing a buck-boost converter comprising a first high-side switch and a first low-side switch connected in series across an input capacitor, a second high-side switch and a second low-side switch connected in series across an output capacitor and an inductor coupled between a common node of the first high-side switch and the first low-side switch, and a common node of the second high-side switch and the second low-side switch, detecting a first voltage resonance waveform across a switch of the buck-boost converter and turning on the switch of the buck-boost converter when the first voltage resonance waveform falls to zero.

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


Low power converter
Patent No. 9793814 

Inventor(s): Amer Atrash (Plano, TX), Brett Smith (Plano, TX), Ross E. Teggatz (Plano, TX), Wayne Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TRIUNE SYSTEMS, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14970396 on 12/15/2015 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: An AC to DC converter system is disclosed in which a conversion circuit for converting an AC input signal to a DC output signal is operably coupled with an enabling circuit designed for sensing and output parameter indicative of the presence or absence of a load at the DC output. The system is designed so that the conversion circuit operates in an inactive standby state when there is no load, and in an active state for supplying DC power when a load is present. The enabling circuit is configured to operate using low power.

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


Tapped inductor voltage controlled oscillator
Patent No. 9793855 

Inventor(s): Charles J. Duey (Westminster, CO), James W. Caldwell (Elgin, IL), Michael L. Bushman (Hanover Park, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15226130 on 08/02/2016 (441 days app to issue)

Abstract: A voltage controlled oscillator includes a resonator and an amplifier. The resonator includes a capacitive element and an inductive element. The inductive element has a plurality of conductive segments forming a physical loop. The inductive element has electrical connections on the physical loop to the plurality of conductive segments forming at least one electrical loop disposed within an interior space formed by the physical loop. The amplifier has an input and an output, the input coupled to a first conductive segment forming a first impedance and the output coupled to a second conductive segment forming a second impedance.

[H03B] GENERATION OF OSCILLATIONS, DIRECTLY OR BY FREQUENCY-CHANGING, BY CIRCUITS EMPLOYING ACTIVE ELEMENTS WHICH OPERATE IN A NON-SWITCHING MANNER; GENERATION OF NOISE BY SUCH CIRCUITS (generators specially adapted for electrophonic musical instruments G10H; masers or lasers H01S; generation of oscillations in plasma H05H)


Reference-less clock and data recovery circuit
Patent No. 9793902 

Inventor(s): Bibhu Das (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15048040 on 02/19/2016 (606 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments herein describe a reference-less CDR circuit that receives electrical signals that may have been transmitted along either an electrical or optical interconnect which are then processed to identify the original data. To do so, the CDR circuit includes a frequency locking loop (FLL) and a phase locking loop (PLL) which generate control signals for a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO). In one embodiment, the FLL generates a coarse adjustment signal which the VCO uses to output a recovered clock that substantially matches the frequency of the received electrical signal. The PLL, on the other hand, generates a fine adjustment signal which the VCO uses to make small adjustments (e.g., half cycle phase shifts) to the recovered clock. The recovered clock outputted by the VCO is then fed back and used as an input in both the FLL and the PLL.

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


Method and apparatus of delivering upstream data in ethernet passive optical network over coaxial network
Patent No. 9793993 

Inventor(s): Jim Chen (Corona, CA), Li Zhang (Wuhan, , CN), Liming Fang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14484797 on 09/12/2014 (1131 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for interconnecting a fiber-optic network and a coax network comprising a coax line terminal (CLT) configured to couple to an optical line terminal (OLT) at the fiber-optic network and a plurality of coax network units (CNUs) at the coax network and to cache data received from the CNUs and forward the cached data to the OLT upon receiving a message from the OLT that assigns a transmission cycle for a specified CNU, wherein the CLT forwards the cached data to the OLT upon receiving the message regardless of whether the cached data corresponds to the specified CNU.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Sub-nyquist sampling for bandwidth- and hardware-efficient mobile fronthaul with MIMO processing
Patent No. 9793996 

Inventor(s): Frank Effenberger (Colts Neck, NJ), Lin Cheng (Atlanta, GA), Xiang Liu (Marlboro, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15262906 on 09/12/2016 (400 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by a network device in a wireless system is provided. The method includes obtaining a plurality of electronic signals and selecting a first group of signals and a second group of signals from the plurality of electronic signals, generating phase conjugated copies of signals in the first group of signals, and aggregating the phase conjugated copies and a second group of signals into sub-bands in a frequency domain via frequency-domain multiplexing (FDM), wherein the phase conjugated copies are spectrally inverted in the frequency domain. The method may include converting the aggregated electronic signal to an aggregated optical signal, and transmitting the aggregated optical signal over a fiber link.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


SWDM OSAs
Patent No. 9794017 

Inventor(s): Jason O”Daniel (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Finisar Corporation (Sunnyvale, CA)
Law Firm: Maschoff Brennan (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14825138 on 08/12/2015 (797 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an example embodiment, an N-channel WDM OSA includes active optical devices coupled to a carrier, an optical block, and a MUX or a DEMUX. The optical block may be positioned above the active optical devices and coupled to the carrier. The optical block may include a bottom with lenses formed in the bottom that are aligned with the active optical devices; a first side that extends up from the bottom; a second side that extends up from the bottom and is opposite the first side; a port that extends forward from the bottom and the first and second sides; and an optical block cavity defined by the bottom and the first and second sides that extends rearward from the port. The MUX or DEMUX may be positioned in the optical block cavity in an optical path between the port of the optical block and the active optical devices.

[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)


Systems, methods and devices for opportunistic networking
Patent No. 9794033 

Inventor(s): Geng Wu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): INTEL IP CORPORATION (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Stoel Rives LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14580735 on 12/23/2014 (1029 days app to issue)

Abstract: Opportunistic networking systems can utilize one or multiple bands/channels that are shared with other radio access technologies (RATs) (such as wireless local area networks (WLAN, such as Wi-Fi) and mmWave). An unconventional carrier type (UCT) can be defined to support opportunistic networking in licensed and/or unlicensed spectrum. For example, a primary base station can determine a secondary base station activated for use with user equipment (UE). The primary base station can schedule data to be sent to the UE via the secondary base station. The secondary base station can provide discovery information, reserve a wireless channel, transmit the data and/or release the channel (implicitly, explicitly, or by reservation).

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems, methods, and computer program products for congestion control of media gateway resources
Patent No. 9794159 

Inventor(s): Eric Poulin (Pierrefonds, , CA)
Assignee(s): Genband US LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15164525 on 05/25/2016 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is disclosed for managing a plurality of resources in a media gateway, the method comprising: determining that a utilization of a resource exceeds a first threshold, wherein the resource is one of the plurality of resources; determining a reduction in load to communicate to a media gateway controller (MGC) coupled to the media gateway, wherein the reduction is based on the resource and the first threshold; and sending a message indicating the reduction and the resource to the MGC.

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


Edge network virtualization
Patent No. 9794172 

Inventor(s): Andrew Kennedy Fullford (Dallas, TX), Eric Weeren (Garland, TX), Lance Arnold Visser (Dallas, TX), Louis Gregory Fausak (Parker, TX), Richard Ballantyne Platt (Prosper, TX), Russell Wiant (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): iPhotonix (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14749081 on 06/24/2015 (846 days app to issue)

Abstract: A virtual edge router network for providing managed services to distributed remote office locations can include routing components that are capable of being autonomously deployed at the network edge, as well as remotely managed, thereby obviating the need for on-site technical support in remote offices of the a small and medium business (SMB) client. Autonomous deployment and remote management is achieved through abstraction of the control and management planes from the data plane. Virtual edge routers may include virtual forwarding units and virtual remote agents instantiated on host devices in each remote office location, as well as a virtual network controller instantiated on a host device in a head-office location. A data plane of the virtual edge router communicatively couples the virtual forwarding units to one another, while a control plane communicatively couples the virtual network controller to each virtual data forwarding unit.

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


Method to prevent cloning of electronic components using public key infrastructure secure hardware device
Patent No. 9794247 

Inventor(s): David Tamagno (Austin, TX), John Tran (Austin, TX), Sean Newton (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 11507679 on 08/22/2006 (4074 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic component includes a processor and a memory. The electronic component has a secure platform capable of storing at least one dual key pair and a corresponding digital signature. There is also a system including a host machine and an electronic component capable of being operated by the host machine. The electronic component has a processor, a memory, and a secure platform capable of storing at least one dual key pair and a corresponding digital signature. Another aspect describes a method, which includes reading a public key from an electronic component by a host machine, verifying the public key against a stored key in the host machine, digitally signing data using a private key from the electronic component, verifying the signed data against the stored key, and using the electronic component by the host machine only if the signed data and the public key are verified.

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


Data storage verification in distributed storage system
Patent No. 9794341 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Manohar (Bangalore, , IN), Daniel Tuers (Kapaa, HI)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14494807 on 09/24/2014 (1119 days app to issue)

Abstract: A server system with one or more processors and memory sends a verification request, to a client device, to verify that the client device is storing a data block, where the verification request includes verification parameters. In response, the server system obtains from the client device a first verification value for the data block. The server system compares the first verification value with a second verification value for the data block, where the second verification value was previously computed, in accordance with the data block and the verification parameters, and stored by the server system. In accordance with a determination that the first verification value matches the second verification value, the server system confirms that the client device is storing the data block.

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


Systems, methods, and computer program products for service processing
Patent No. 9794353 

Inventor(s): Lance C. LaPlante (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): GOOGLE INC. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Johnson, Marcou Isaacs, LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14570371 on 12/15/2014 (1037 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for managing process requests includes at least one memory operable to store request and response queues and a processor coupled to the memory. A request to execute a process is received and stored in a request queue among a set of request queues, the request queue corresponding to the process. It is determined if one or more nodes on a network are available to perform the process. An expiration value for the request is set based on a type of the process. The request is dispatched to the one or more nodes on the network to perform the process at a predetermined timing. A response is received from the one or more nodes. The response is stored in a response queue among a set of response queues, the response queue corresponding to the process. The response is dispatched from the response queue.

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


System and method for multilingual authentication access to communication system in controlled environment
Patent No. 9794399 

Inventor(s): Stephen L. Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15390296 on 12/23/2016 (298 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for multilingual authentication access to a communication system in a controlled environment is disclosed. The system includes a communication subsystem that connects a communication between a first communication device and a second communication device, wherein one of the first communication device or the second communication device is used by the inmate of the correctional system. The system also includes a profile subsystem configured to determine profile information of a party associated with the first communication device. The system further includes an authentication subsystem that provides one or more challenge questions to the first communication device based on the profile information, receives at least one response to the one or more challenge questions from the first communication device, and authorizes connection of the communication between the first communication device and the second communication device based on the at least one response.

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


Electronic patient sitter management system and method for implementing
Patent No. 9794523 

Inventor(s): Derek Stevan del Carpio (Corinth, TX), Matthew Cameron Clark (Frisco, TX), Sam Anthony Greco (Flower Mound, 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: 13714587 on 12/14/2012 (1768 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic sitter management system coupled to patient surveillance network having a plurality of video cameras, each camera transmitting a stream of surveillance video of a respective patient room. The sitter management system includes at least one sitter management device and a plurality of sitter devices. Each device being assigned a plurality of patient rooms and capable of receiving a plurality of streams of surveillance video for the corresponding plurality of patient rooms and simultaneously displaying a plurality of video images of the corresponding plurality of patient rooms. Each device is also capable of transmitting sitter device availability information to the sitter management device. The sitter management device being capable of recognizing a sitter device being unavailable and reassigning the plurality of patient rooms previously assigned to the unavailable device to other of the plurality of sitter devices that are available.

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


Multi-channel speaker output orientation detection
Patent No. 9794692 

Inventor(s): Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: DeLizio Law, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14701136 on 04/30/2015 (901 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is disclosed for determining a relative orientation of speakers that receive audio signals from a portable audio source device. In an embodiment, a microphone coupled with the portable audio source device receives a first sound from a first speaker and a second sound from a second speaker. An orientation detector determines a volume of at least one of the first and second sounds and the portable audio source device detects a movement of the portable audio source device. The orientation detector detects a variation in the determined volume and determines a relative orientation of the first and second speakers based, at least in part, on the detected movement and the detected variation in the determined volume.

[H04R] LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS (producing sounds with frequency not determined by supply frequency G10K) [6]


Method and system for locating a wireless tracking device
Patent No. 9794742 

Inventor(s): Jeffery O. Smith (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Numerex Corp. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: King Spalding LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14789085 on 07/01/2015 (839 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless tracking device can utilize a location detector, such as a GPS receiver or a short-range receiver, to provide locational information for the wireless tracking device. The wireless tracking device can transmit the locational information over a cellular network. Geofences can help manage location of the wireless tracking device. An analysis can be conducted at the wireless tracking device, at a server, or at some other appropriate location to assess integrity of the locational information. A determination as to whether the wireless tracking device is in an area can be based on the locational information and the integrity of the locational information.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Re-activating a first access point name using a second access point name
Patent No. 9794768 

Inventor(s): Bonnie Chen (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): General Motors LLC (Detroit, MI)
Law Firm: Reising Ethington P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14686064 on 04/14/2015 (917 days app to issue)

Abstract: A communication system and methods of using the communication system to re-activate a previously used access point name (APN) in order to re-establish connectivity between an application service provider (ASP) and a telematics unit in a vehicle. The steps of the method include: receiving content data at the vehicle via the ASP using a first access point name (APN); experiencing a loss of connectivity between the vehicle and the ASP, wherein the loss of connectivity includes de-activation of the first APN with the ASP; transmitting from the vehicle via a second APN a re-activation request associated with the first APN; and in response to the re-activation request, receiving a notification at the vehicle that the first APN has been re-activated.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Machine type communication interworking function
Patent No. 9794772 

Inventor(s): Devaki Chandramouli (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14409226 on 05/30/2013 (1601 days app to issue)

Abstract: Communication systems, such as an evolved packet system, may benefit from various interworking functions. In particular, certain communication systems in which machine type communication devices are deployed may benefit from a machine type communication interworking function in a visited network. A method may comprise receiving, from a network element, a request in a visited machine type communication interworking function. The method may also comprise processing the request in the visited machine type communication interworking function. The method may further comprise sending a response to the network element in response to the request.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for dynamic feature selection based on latency discovery
Patent No. 9794833 

Inventor(s): Hongyan Lei (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15170784 on 06/01/2016 (503 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure include, for example, identifying a primary serving cell and a secondary serving cell, wherein the primary serving cell facilitates one of attachment, re-attachment or mobility, or any combination thereof, of a mobile device in association with coordination of a wireless service between the primary serving cell, the secondary serving cell and the mobile device. A latency value associated with a message exchange is determined between the primary and secondary serving cells via a messaging interface, and compared to latency requirements, which correspond to a group of mobile service features. A mobile service feature of the group is associated with the wireless service based on the comparison. The wireless service includes a coordinated exchange of wireless signals between the primary serving cell and the mobile device and between the secondary serving cell and the mobile device based on the mobile service feature. Other embodiments are disclosed.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Procedure for formulating a signal to interference plus noise ratio
Patent No. 9794850 

Inventor(s): Yi Song (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, ON, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15051407 on 02/23/2016 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for formulating an SINK metric for cells using only the existing RSRP and RSRQ measurements. With this method and system side information is exchanged between eNBs of an E-UTRAN using the X2 interface where the X2 interface carries the X2 Application Protocol (X2AP). The side information is introduced either within X2AP messages exchanged between eNB nodes or via modification of existing X2AP messages. Serving cell system information block (SIB) messages may also be modified or new SIB messages introduced to facilitate computation of an SNIR metric at a UE.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


DESIGN PATENTS

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Guard
Patent No. D799942 

Inventor(s): Stephen William O”Brien (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): TSI Products, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Hitchcock Evert LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29586740 on 12/06/2016 (315 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Diagnostic analyzer
Patent No. D799999 

Inventor(s): Christina A Barton (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): ABBOTT LABORATORIES (Abbott Park, IL)
Law Firm: McAndrews, Held Malloy, Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29549332 on 12/21/2015 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Diagnostic analyzer
Patent No. D800000 

Inventor(s): Christina A Barton (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): ABBOTT LABORATORIES (Abbott Park, IL)
Law Firm: McAndrews, Held Malloy, Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29549335 on 12/21/2015 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Side intake bezel
Patent No. D800027 

Inventor(s): John P. Jensen (Sanger, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Christensen O”Connor Johnson and Kindness, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29540128 on 09/21/2015 (757 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Heat exchanger fin
Patent No. D800282 

Inventor(s): Jonathan David Douglas (Lewisville, TX), Kirankumar Annarao Muley (Maharashtra, , IN), Oved Wayne Hanson (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29556895 on 03/03/2016 (593 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Trocar
Patent No. D800307 

Inventor(s): Dustin C. DeNeui (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): BIOTE MEDICAL, LLC (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: FisherBroyles, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29555931 on 02/25/2016 (600 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Cart
Patent No. D800408 

Inventor(s): Brent Mitchell Beggs (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): ZIBRA, LLC (Mooresville, NC)
Law Firm: Tillman Wright, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29550895 on 01/07/2016 (649 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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