Dallas Invents: 107 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 29

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

Patents granted include:
•  7-Eleven's multi-camera image tracking on a global plane
•  Apple's licensed assisted access signal detection for reducing power use
•  AT&T Mobility's cell user occupancy indicator to enhance intelligent traffic steering
•  BlackBerry's emergency services handling
•  Smurfit Kappa North America's liquid carrier and dispenser
•  Toyota's methods for predicting and detecting a cardiac event
•  An unassigned autonomous swimming pool skimmer

 

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Sept. 29, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 15
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 5
Futurewei Technologies (Plano) 4
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc.(Plano) 4
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 3
Enseo (Plano) 3
Occidental Chemical Corporation (Dallas) 3


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Vanessa Ogle (Fairview) 3
Thomas R. Miller (Plano) 2
William C. Fang (Plano) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

260 days
Systems and methods for controlling secure persistent electronic communication account servicing with an intelligent assistant
Patent No. 10791068-B2
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, VA)
Inventor: Srinaath Thyagarajan (McKinney)

2,373 days
Non-color shifting multilayer structures
Patent No. 10788608-B2
Assignee: Toyota Motor EngineeringManufacturing North America (Plano)
Inventors: Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Masahiko Ishii (Okazaki, JP), Minjuan Zhang (Ann Arbor, MI)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Combine harvester concave frame assembly
Patent No. 10785916 

Inventor(s): Brian G. Robertson (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Sam Sokhansanj PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16115331 on 08/28/2018 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: A threshing concave frame assembly for crop separating operations in a combine harvester is disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, the concave frame includes a first side member and a second side member opposing each other, wherein the first and second side members each have an interior surface and exterior surface. In addition, an elongated threshing bar member is disposed between the interior surface of the first side and second side members of the concave frame. In particular, the elongated threshing bar member includes a first end and a second end, wherein the first and second ends are secured to the interior surface of the first and second side members of the concave frame.

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


Medical devices with distal control
Patent No. 10786230 

Inventor(s): Brian Giles (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): MicroNovus, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15924027 on 03/16/2018 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device comprises a tubular member with a longitudinal axis having a proximal end and a distal end, at least one partial cut located at, along or near the distal end of the tubular member, the at least one partial cut comprising an orientation that is angled relative to both the longitudinal axis and an axis transverse to the longitudinal axis, a pusher member positioned within an interior of the tubular member and configured to selectively advance the distal end of the tubular member longitudinally, wherein the distal end of the tubular member is configured to at least partially rotate when the pusher member is advanced relative to the tubular member so at to facilitate placement of the distal end in a particular branch of a subject”s intraluminal network, wherein the distal end of the tubular member is configured to longitudinally elongate along or near an area of the at least one partial cut.

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


Surgical burs with localized auxiliary flutes
Patent No. 10786266 

Inventor(s): Donald E. Stearns (Fort Worth, TX), John W. Kulas (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): Medtronic Xomed, Inc. (Jacksonville, FL)
Law Firm: Harness Dickey (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15966778 on 04/30/2018 (883 days app to issue)

Abstract: A surgical bur including primary flutes and auxiliary flutes. The primary flutes include (i) first clearance surfaces, and (ii) first rake surfaces with first cutting edges. The primary flutes extend from a proximal end of the surgical bur to a distal end of the surgical bur. The auxiliary flutes are localized in central regions or distal regions of the surgical bur. The auxiliary flutes include (i) second clearance surfaces, and (ii) second rake surfaces with second cutting edges. At least one of the auxiliary flutes is located between a pair of adjacent ones of the primary flutes.

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


Heat tunable intraocular lens
Patent No. 10786348 

Inventor(s): Ahmad Hadba (Fort Worth, TX), Douglas Schlueter (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16189115 on 11/13/2018 (686 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system provide an ophthalmic lens including a lens body having a chamber therein, a reservoir module coupled with the lens body and an optical fluid. At least part of the lens body is flexible. The reservoir module includes a reservoir and a heat sensitive portion bordering the reservoir. The reservoir has a reservoir volume and is fluidically connected with the chamber. The heat sensitive portion has a shape responsive to a temperature of at least forty five degrees Celsius such that the reservoir volume changes in response to at least part of the heat sensitive portion reaching the temperature. The optical fluid resides in the chamber and the reservoir. A change in the reservoir volume flows a portion of the optical fluid between the reservoir and the chamber such that the flexible portion of the lens body undergoes a shape change corresponding to a base power change.

[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]


Stent and method for manufacturing thereof
Patent No. 10786373 

Inventor(s): Tre” Raymond Welch (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Hitchcock Evert LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15916523 on 03/09/2018 (935 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a method and technique for manufacturing a stent are disclosed. The stent is a non-metallic stent having a furled small-diameter state and an expanded large-diameter state where the stent, in the furled small-diameter state, includes a plurality of central lobes arranged at spaced-apart intervals and extending longitudinally defining a stent axis, the plurality of central lobes defining a cylindrical plane of the stent. The stent also includes at least one peripheral lobe formed on at least one of the plurality of central lobes, the peripheral lobe oriented along the cylindrical plane.

[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]


Combination therapy of a HIF-2- inhibitor and an immunotherapeutic agent and uses thereof
Patent No. 10786480 

Inventor(s): Eli M. Wallace (Richardson, TX), Guangzhou Han (Plano, TX), John A. Josey (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Peloton Therapeutics, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16393793 on 04/24/2019 (524 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides methods and pharmaceutical compositions for treating proliferative disorders.

[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)


Drug cassette, autoinjector, and autoinjector system
Patent No. 10786629 

Inventor(s): Gordon Johnston (Dallas, TX), Neal Johnston (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): AMGEN INC. (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15782951 on 10/13/2017 (1082 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cassette for use with an injector has a housing, and a cassette identification arrangement (cassette ID) defining a code containing information about the cassette that is detectable and decipherable by an injector. The cassette may further have a sleeve movably disposed within the housing, for holding a drug container, and a locking arrangement for interlocking the sleeve with the housing. The cassette may further have an aperture in the housing, and a cassette cap for removing a needle shield of the drug container. The cassette may have an anti-bending structure to prevent bending or flexing of the cassette cap. The injector may have a processor for controlling operational parameters of the injector and a detector communicatively coupled with the processor for detecting and communicating the cassette ID to the microprocessor to decipher the code defined therein. Also, a method of injecting a drug into a patient with an injector, wherein the sequence of actions performed by the user are controlled. Still further, a method of treating a patient in need thereof wherein a cassette containing a drug is provided and administered to the patient using an injector.

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


Golf club
Patent No. 10786716 

Inventor(s): Kevin R. Harper (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc. (Carlsbad, CA)
Law Firm: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16274108 on 02/12/2019 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: A golf club comprises a shaft, a club head, and a connection assembly that allows the shaft to be easily disconnected from the club head. In particular embodiments, the connection assembly includes a removable hosel sleeve that allows a shaft to be supported a desired predetermined orientation relative to the club head. In this manner, the shaft loft and/or lie angle of the club can be adjusted without resorting to traditional bending of the shaft. In another embodiment, the club head has an adjustable sole that can be adjusted upwardly and downwardly relative to the strike face of the club head, which is effective to adjust the face angle of the club head.

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


 

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

Pump having an automated gas removal and fluid recovery system and method using a gas removal reservoir having an internal partition
Patent No. 10786759 

Inventor(s): John C. Vines (Dallas, TX), John Laessle (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TELEDYNE DIGITAL IMAGING US, INC. (Billerica, MA)
Law Firm: Snyder, Clark, Lesch Chung, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16143631 on 09/27/2018 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: A precision pump system is described that includes a motor driver for accurately and repeatedly delivering process fluid, and uses a pumping fluid with minimal process fluid loss to a fabrication process. A method for automatically evacuating gas from the process fluid to be dispensed as part of a recirculation process is also described.

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


Abrasive preforms and manufacture and use methods
Patent No. 10786875 

Inventor(s): Eric W. Stratton (Mansfield, TX), Michael J. Minor (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Technologies Corporation (Farmington, CT)
Law Firm: Bachman LaPointe, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16027175 on 07/03/2018 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for applying an abrasive comprises: applying, to a substrate, the integral combination of: a self-braze material; and an abrasive embedded in the self-braze material; and securing the combination to the substrate.

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


Dedicated attachment systems for consumer products
Patent No. 10786918 

Inventor(s): Craig A. Provost (Newport Beach, CA), John W. Griffin (Moultonboro, NH), William E. Tucker (Plymouth, MA)
Assignee(s): SHAVELOGIC, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Leber IP Law (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16378642 on 04/09/2019 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: Consumer products, e.g., shaving systems and toothbrushes, are disclosed which have a replaceable portion, e.g., a shaving assembly or a toothbrush head, that is removably mounted on a handle. The consumer products described herein include keyed structures on the handle and replaceable portion, the relative placement of which creates a unique interaction between the two parts. This unique interaction may, for example, be used to provide a dedicated attachment system for each specific customer of the manufacturer of the consumer product.

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


Door assemblies and vehicles including outer and inner bulkheads to transfer a side impact load to a pillar structure and methods incorporating the same
Patent No. 10787064 

Inventor(s): Blaine C. Benson (Ann Arbor, MI), Keith O”Brien (Highland, MI), Michitomo Matsuoka (Nisshin, , JP)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16170514 on 10/25/2018 (705 days app to issue)

Abstract: A door assembly, of a vehicle that includes a first pillar structure and a second pillar structure, includes a door outer panel, a door inner panel coupled to and positioned inwardly of the door outer panel, and an impact beam positioned between the door outer panel and the door inner panel. The door impact beam includes a first end and an opposite second end, the first end overlaps the first pillar structure and the second end overlaps the second pillar structure. The door assembly further includes an inner bulkhead coupled to the door inner panel and positioned between the door inner panel and the first end of the impact beam, and an outer bulkhead coupled to the door inner panel and positioned between the inner bulkhead and the first end of the impact beam, the outer bulkhead overlaps a portion of the inner bulkhead.

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


Automatic vehicle driving mode system
Patent No. 10787174 

Inventor(s): Andrew G. Sata (Irvine, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACUTRING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15783980 on 10/13/2017 (1082 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for automatically determining and implementing a driving mode from a plurality of driving modes of a vehicle. The system includes a GPS unit configured to detect a geographical location of the vehicle. The system includes a memory configured to store a driving mode map identifying an initial driving mode based on a given geographical location. The system includes an input unit configured to receive a driving mode sensitivity indicating a desired level of driving aggressiveness. The system includes an electronic control unit (ECU). The ECU is configured to determine the driving mode based on the driving mode map, the detected geographical location of the vehicle, and the driving mode sensitivity. The ECU is configured to automatically adjust operation of the vehicle based on the adjusted driving mode by adjusting a suspension, throttle sensitivity, shift points, air conditioning usage, traction control, or stability control.

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


Semi-automatic rotor blade fold mechanism
Patent No. 10787244 

Inventor(s): Glenn Alan Shimek (Kennedale, TX), Ken Shundo (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16011721 on 06/19/2018 (833 days app to issue)

Abstract: A blade-fold bushing system includes a splined bushing comprising a first plurality of teeth, a castellated bushing comprising a second plurality of teeth and a shaft portion configured to coaxially fit within the splined bushing, and a lock bushing coaxially aligned with the castellated bushing. A support tool for use with a blade-fold bushing system includes an outer head comprising a third plurality of teeth configured to mesh with the first plurality of teeth of the splined bushing, and an inner head comprising a fourth plurality of teeth configured to mesh with the second plurality of teeth of the castellated bushing.

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


Variable sweep rotorcraft blade tip
Patent No. 10787251 

Inventor(s): Christopher Edward Foskey (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15871002 on 01/14/2018 (989 days app to issue)

Abstract: A helicopter has a mast axis and a rotorcraft blade assembly. The rotorcraft blade assembly has a main body and a blade tip movable relative to the main body. The rotorcraft blade assembly is selectively rotatable about the mast axis.

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


Variable directional thrust for helicopter tail anti-torque system
Patent No. 10787253 

Inventor(s): Carlos Alexander Fenny (Fort Worth, TX), Erik John Oltheten (Fort Worth, TX), Thomas Dewey Parsons (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16183035 on 11/07/2018 (692 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes an anti-torque assembly for a helicopter comprising a plurality of fixed blade pitch motors mounted on one or more pivots on the tail boom of the helicopter, wherein the plurality of fixed blade pitch motors on the one or more pivots are adapted to be oriented substantially in-plane with a tail boom of a helicopter during a first mode of operation that comprises a hover mode and wherein the fixed blade pitch motors are adapted to be oriented substantially off-plane from the tail boom of the helicopter during a second mode of helicopter operation that is different from the first mode.

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


Electrical bus arrangement for ice protection systems
Patent No. 10787267 

Inventor(s): Christopher E. Foskey (Keller, TX), Jared Mark Paulson (Fort Worth, TX), Michael Christopher Burnett (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15608385 on 05/30/2017 (1218 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes a first barrier layer configured to cover a leading edge of the blade or wing; one or more electrical bus bars disposed on the first barrier layer proximate to and substantially parallel with the leading edge; a ground bus bar disposed on the first barrier layer proximate to and substantially parallel with the leading edge; a second barrier layer disposed over the one or more electrical bus bars and the ground bus bar; one or more heating elements disposed on the second barrier layer, and each heating element electrically connected to one of the electrical bus bars and to the ground bus bar; and a third barrier layer disposed over the one or more heating elements.

[B64D] EQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT


Liquid carrier and dispenser
Patent No. 10787300 

Inventor(s): Charles H. M. Andureu (Playa del Rey, CA), Pamela Gayle Adams (Long Beach, CA)
Assignee(s): Smurfit Kappa North America LLC (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16158862 on 10/12/2018 (718 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a liquid dispensing system includes a bag, a tap, and a box. The bag includes a spout that is configured to permit the bag to be filled with a liquid. The tap is configured to be coupled to the bag. The box is configured to hold the bag. The box includes a back side and a front side opposite the back side. The front side includes an aperture for the tap. At least a portion of the aperture is located below a horizontal center line of the front side.

[B65D] CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES


Synchronized, high efficiency provisioning, handling, and excess recirculation design
Patent No. 10787322 

Inventor(s): Michael D. Carpenter (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Siemens Logistics LLC (DFW Airport, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16100280 on 08/10/2018 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: Parcel processing systems and methods. A parcel processing system includes a parcel transport configured to receive a flow of parcels, and transport the flow of parcels at a rate greater than a processing capacity of a downstream processing device. The parcel processing system includes a diverter configured to divert individual parcels from the flow of parcels to be recirculated. The parcel processing system includes the downstream processing device configured to process the remaining flow of parcels. The parcel processing system includes a control system configured to cause the diverter to divert the individual parcels from the flow of parcels until the remaining flow of parcels is not greater than the processing capacity of a downstream processing device.

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


Automated container loader and method
Patent No. 10787325 

Inventor(s): James M. Pippin (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Siemens Logistics LLC (DFW Airport, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16541678 on 08/15/2019 (411 days app to issue)

Abstract: Parcel loaders and methods. A parcel loader includes a control system and a conveyor under the control of the control system that is configured to receive a plurality of parcels to be loaded into a container. The parcel loader includes a vertically-adjustable positioning conveyor under the control of the control system and configured to receive the plurality of parcels from the conveyor. The parcel loader includes a plurality of finger conveyors under the control of the control system and configured to place the plurality of parcels in a parcel stack in the container. The finger conveyors can independently extend and retract from the positioning conveyor. The parcel loader can also include upper or lower stack constraints.

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


Composition, method of making composition, and article
Patent No. 10787582 

Inventor(s): Jiafeng Liu (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): 3M Innovative Properties Company (St. Paul, MN)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16064404 on 12/25/2015 (1740 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composition having pH of 5 or less comprises composite particles dispersed in an aqueous continuous liquid phase. Each composite particle comprises a polymer core surrounded by a silicaceous shell. From 3 to 50 percent of silicon atoms in the silicaceous shells are bonded to respective organic groups via a silicon-carbon covalent bond. The weight ratio of the total amount of the silica in the composition to the total amount of the at least one polymer is from 0.1 to 19. The composition is useful for making various articles. A method for making the composition is also disclosed. Silicaceous particles dispersed in an aqueous phase, wherein from 3 to 50 percent of silicon atoms in the silicaceous particles are bonded to organic groups via a silicon-carbon covalent bond are also disclosed.

[B01J] CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS, COLLOID CHEMISTRY; THEIR RELEVANT APPARATUS (processes or apparatus for specific applications, see the relevant places for these processes or apparatus, e.g. F26B 3/08) [2]


Load-bearing members for aircraft lift and thrust
Patent No. 10788047 

Inventor(s): Thomas G. Stephens (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): AvionOne Innovations, LLC (Hurst, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16367658 on 03/28/2019 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft includes an airframe, ducted fans, and ducts for carrying pressurized air for lift and thrust supplied by the fans. The ducts form part of the airframe and carry static and dynamic loads applied to the airframe. Ducting members supply lift and thrust and transmit them to other airframe components. The ducts also carry the ducted air to exits set distant from the fans to permit flight control of the aircraft. Ducting members also form airfoils creating lift for the aircraft.

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


 

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

Methods of making chlorinated hydrocarbons
Patent No. 10787403 

Inventor(s): Daniel D. Rohrback (Valley Center, KS), James S. Strathe (LaPorte, TX), John Lee Dawkins (Derby, KS), Lloyd B. Branam (Wichita, KS), Richard L. Wilson (Mulvane, KS), Rodney L. Klausmeyer (Wichita, KS)
Assignee(s): Occidental Chemical Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Renner, Kenner (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16704978 on 12/05/2019 (299 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for the manufacture of 1,1,1,2,3-pentachloropropane from 1,1,1,3-tetrachloropropane and chlorine are disclosed. Improved methods are provided for the manufacture of 1,1,2,3-tetrachloropropene from 1,1,1,2,3-pentachloropropane. Methods are also disclosed for the manufacture of 1,1,2,3-tetrachloropropene from 1,1,1,3-tetrachloropropane and chlorine and for the manufacture of 1,1,2,3-tetrachloropropene from carbon tetrachloride, ethylene, and chlorine.

[C07C] ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08; production of organic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B 3/00, C25B 7/00)


Methods for producing halogenated propanes
Patent No. 10787404 

Inventor(s): Brian Calderwood (Wichita, KS), Darrell Hollis (Conway Springs, KS), John L Dawkins (Derby, KS), Keith S. Kramer (Andover, KS)
Assignee(s): Occidental Chemical Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Renner, Kenner (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16320574 on 07/24/2017 (1163 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process of the type for producing chlorinated propanes by reacting carbon tetrachloride with ethylene within a tank reactor that includes a liquid reaction mixture and a headspace above the reaction mixture wherein ethylene gas diffuses from the liquid reaction mixture into the headspace while agitating the reaction mixture, the improvement comprising transferring ethylene within the headspace back into the reaction mixture through a conduit within the mixing device that agitates the reaction mixture.

[C07C] ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08; production of organic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B 3/00, C25B 7/00)


Photochlorination of chloroform to carbon tetrachloride
Patent No. 10787405 

Inventor(s): Brian Calderwood (Wichita, KS), Darrell Hollis (Conway Springs, KS), Keith S. Kramer (Andover, KS), Robert L. Zeller (Seabrook, TX), Rodney L. Klausmeyer (Wichita, KS)
Assignee(s): Occidental Chemical Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Renner, Kenner (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16315035 on 06/30/2017 (1187 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of producing carbon tetrachloride, the method comprising the step of reacting chlorine with chloroform in the presence of electromagnetic radiation within a reaction mixture that includes the chlorine, the chloroform, and carbon tetrachloride, where the concentration of chloroform is less than 5000 ppm by weight relative to the weight of the reaction mixture, where the reaction mixture includes at least stoichiometric levels of chlorine relative to chloroform, where the electromagnetic radiation creates chloride radicals, and where the reaction mixture is well mixed.

[C07C] ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08; production of organic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B 3/00, C25B 7/00)


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Methods and thermally stable aqueous borate-based cross-linking suspensions for treatment of subterranean formations
Patent No. 10787605 

Inventor(s): Abdelaziz Rahy (Waxahachie, TX), DeWitt Knox (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Univar USA Inc. (Downers Grove, IL)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16092739 on 04/10/2017 (1268 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aqueous cross-linking suspension composition having brine, water-soluble suspending agent and borate cross-linker in a single package and methods for using the package composition for increasing the efficiency of fracturing subterranean formations and effectively delivering borate cross-linkers.

[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]


Stabilizing features in a wear member assembly
Patent No. 10787794 

Inventor(s): Isai Diaz (Arlington, TX), Mohamad Bilal (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Hensley Industries, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16687362 on 11/18/2019 (316 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wear member assembly may include a nose attachable to a bucket lip. The nose may include a rear portion having a first set of substantially planar surfaces including a first, second, and third subset of surfaces. The third subset of surfaces may be angled and positioned between the first subset of surfaces and the second subset of surfaces. The nose may also include a forward portion positioned forwardly adjacent to the rear portion, the forward portion having a second set of substantially planar surfaces including a fourth, fifth, and sixth subset of surfaces. The sixth set of surfaces may be angled and positioned between the first subset of surfaces and the second subset of surfaces. The wear member assembly may also include a wear member having a cavity comprising rear and forward bearing surfaces corresponding to the third and sixth subset of surfaces.

[E02F] DREDGING; SOIL-SHIFTING (winning peat E21C 49/00)


Tendon coupler
Patent No. 10787813 

Inventor(s): Nate Mikulsky (Brookfield, WI), Paul Hohensee (West Bend, WI), Thomas Mathews (Midlothian, TX)
Assignee(s): PRECISION-HAYES INTERNATIONAL INC. (Seagoville, TX)
Law Firm: Adolph Locklar (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16388580 on 04/18/2019 (530 days app to issue)

Abstract: A coupler for connecting first and second tendons may comprise a body including first and second ends, a passageway therethrough and an access port; first and second wedges each configured to receive an end of the first and second tendons, respectively, each of the wedges being positioned in the passageway and oriented so as to resist withdrawal from the coupler of a tendon received therein; and first and second pistons positioned within the passageway proximate the first and second wedges, respectively; wherein the first and second pistons define a pressure chamber therebetween; wherein the pressure chamber is in fluid communication with the access port; and wherein the first and second pistons are configured to bear on the first and second wedges, respectively, and urge the first and second wedges apart in response to pressure in the pressure chamber.

[E04C] STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS; BUILDING MATERIALS (for bridges E01D; specially designed for insulation or other protection E04B; elements used as building aids E04G; for mining E21; for tunnels E21D; structural elements with broader range of application than for building engineering F16, particularly F16S)


Multi-layered cap shingle with enhanced wind performance and method of making same
Patent No. 10787814 

Inventor(s): Luis Duque (Hackensack, NJ), Ming-Liang Shiao (Basking Ridge, NJ), Sudhir Railkar (Wayne, NJ)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15617183 on 06/08/2017 (1209 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-layer cap shingle for installation along a ridge, hip, or rake of a roof includes a forward exposure area and a rear headlap area. The multi-layer cap shingle includes at least two layers of shingle material, a top layer and a bottom layer each having opposed edges. The layers are bonded together with patches of lamination adhesive adjacent their opposed edges. The bottom layer is configured with a deformation-absorbing mechanism such as a pair of slots extending from a forward edge reawardly inboard of the lamination adhesive patches. When the multi-layer cap shingle is bent over a roof ridge, the slots of the bottom layer of shingle material narrow in width to account for the fact that the bottom layer must bend around an arc of slightly smaller radius than the top layer of shingle material. As a result, the opposed edges of the bottom and top layers of shingle material remain aligned and both edges of the top layer are laminated to the bottom layer to increase wind lift resistance of the installed multi-layer cap shingle.

[E04B] GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS; WALLS, e.g. PARTITIONS; ROOFS; FLOORS; CEILINGS; INSULATION OR OTHER PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS (border constructions of openings in walls, floors, or ceilings E06B 1/00)


Tile spacing device and accompanying system and method
Patent No. 10787824 

Inventor(s): Clinton D. Bunch (Keller, TX), Joshua A. Bunch (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15871434 on 01/15/2018 (988 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tile spacing device and accompanying system and method are disclosed for spacing multiple tiles. In one embodiment, a central body has four arms extending therefrom with a releasably frangible connection. Each of the four arms has a cellular sheet structure defined by multiple cells, including at least one hexagonal cell. The central body and the four arms provide a four-tile engagement configuration. By selectively breaking and removing an arm, a three-tile engagement configuration may also be provided.

[E04F] FINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS (windows, doors E06B)


Autonomous swimming pool skimmer
Patent No. 10787831 

Inventor(s): J. Murray Smith, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Yee Associates, P.C. (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16443539 on 06/17/2019 (470 days app to issue)

Abstract: A swimming pool skimmer comprises a buoyant skimmer body. The swimming pool skimmer further comprises an electrical power supply including a solar cell mounted to a topside of the skimmer body. A set of proximity sensors are operatively connected to the electrical power supply, and are mounted at a forward end of the skimmer body. The set of proximity sensors are configured to generate a signal in response to detecting an obstruction. A set of pump jets are operatively connected to both the electrical power supply and the set of proximity sensors. The set of pump jets are configured to activate in response to the signal from the set of proximity sensors, thereby rotating the swimming pool skimmer away from the obstruction.

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


Web protectors for use in a downhole tool
Patent No. 10787864 

Inventor(s): Amy C. Stephens (Arlington, TX), Antony F. Grattan (Arlington, TX), Douglas J. Streibich (Arlington, TX), Michael C. Robertson (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Robertson Intellectual Properties, LLC (Mansfield, TX)
Law Firm: Matthews, Lawson, McCutcheon Joseph, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16400596 on 05/01/2019 (517 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods provide protection for components of a downhole tool by using a liner and/or web protector to minimize, block, or prevent erosion of a pillar component, which is adjacent to an opening of the downhole tool, during activation and operation of the downhole tool. The downhole tool comprises a body having an external surface and internal volume configured to store thermite fuel, wherein the thermite fuel is configured to ignite into a molten thermite fuel. The downhole tool comprises an opening extending from the internal volume through the external surface, and a pillar defining one side of the opening, wherein the opening is configured to project the molten thermite fuel. The downhole tool includes web protectors, abutting at least an internal side of the pillar, to block the molten thermite fuel from impinging the internal side of the pillar, thus protecting the components of the downhole tool.

[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]


Segmented bend-limiter for slickline rope sockets and cable-heads
Patent No. 10787866 

Inventor(s): Richard Mineo (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuirewoods, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15748674 on 11/18/2015 (1777 days app to issue)

Abstract: A chain of bend-limiter segments is coupled together. The chain has a first end and a second end. The chain is bendable such that an angle between the first end and the second end is at least N degrees and a radius of curvature of the chain is at least M. A cable is inserted through the chain from the first end to the second end. The chain and the cable are coupled to a tool. The tool is pulled using the cable. The chain maintains a radius of curvature of the cable greater than M and prevents a stress level in the cable from exceeding a yield point.

[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]


Jointed pipe injector
Patent No. 10787870 

Inventor(s): Caleb E. M. Fulks (McKinney, TX), Kenneth D. Butler (Aledo, TX), Rick P. Coon (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): CONSOLIDATED RIG WORKS L.P. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15891063 on 02/07/2018 (965 days app to issue)

Abstract: A joined pipe injector for the oil-field industry that is capable of handling strings of jointed pipe. The injector includes gripper block assemblies removably mounted to a pair of looping, sprocket-supported drive chains facing a pipe/tubing passage therebetween. The gripper block assemblies have self-adjusting pipe inserts biased with springs to grip tubing or pipe of constant nominal diameter or pipe having both nominal and secondary diameter including upset joints. An insert guide is provided at the end of the pipe/tubing passage to postpone contact between the pipe inserts and the pipe when the respective gripper block assemblies are moving with curving motion around the sprockets. The injector is designed to operate either independently, or in conjunction with a conventional work-over and/or drill rig.

[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]


Recirculation isolator for artificial lift and method of use
Patent No. 10787873 

Inventor(s): Kuo-Chiang Chen (Kennedale, TX)
Assignee(s): Upwing Energy, LLC (Cerritos, CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16254280 on 01/22/2019 (616 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a retrievable string for use in a completion string of a well, the completion string including an electrical stator. The retrievable string is to be disposed in the completion string, the retrievable string including a rotor for receipt within the electrical stator and to rotate in response to electromagnetic fields generated by the stator, an impeller coupled to the rotor, a housing to surround the impeller, and a recirculation isolator coupled to the housing. The recirculation isolator includes a sealing element and a locking tool, where the sealing element sealingly engages with the completion string, and the locking tool positions the retrievable string in the completion string and detachably couples the retrievable string to the completion string. The locking tool includes a rotational locking feature to engage an indexing receptacle of the completion string.

[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

 

Reverse flow jet pump
Patent No. 10788054 

Inventor(s): Osman Nunez (Fort Worth, TX), Toby Pugh (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Smith IP Services, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14943824 on 11/17/2015 (1778 days app to issue)

Abstract: A jet pump of a downhole tool in a wellbore, wherein the jet pump has a nozzle in fluid communication with a throat and wherein the throat is further in fluid communication with a diffuser, the jet pump further having a central channel located towards an uphole end of the downhole tool, wherein the central channel is configured to house a volume of power fluid; a first annular channel defined in the downhole tool, wherein the first annular channel is arranged around the nozzle and in fluid communication with the central channel; a volume of production fluid located towards a downhole end of the downhole tool; a second annular channel defined in the downhole tool configured to house the volume of production fluid; and a reverse channel in fluid connection with the second annular channel, wherein the reverse channel is in fluid communication with the nozzle.

[F04F] PUMPING OF FLUID BY DIRECT CONTACT OF ANOTHER FLUID OR BY USING INERTIA OF FLUID TO BE PUMPED (containers or packages with special means for dispensing liquid or semi-liquid contents by internal gaseous pressure B65D 83/14); SIPHONS [2]


Multimode powertrains for rotorcraft
Patent No. 10788088 

Inventor(s): David R. Bockmiller (Forth Worth, TX), Eric Stephen Olson (Fort Worth, TX), Mark Alan Przybyla (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16274520 on 02/13/2019 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: A selectable clutch assembly for a multimode powertrain of a rotorcraft. The selectable clutch assembly includes a freewheeling unit having input and output sides. The freewheeling unit has a driving mode wherein torque applied to the input side is transferred to the output side and an over running mode wherein torque applied to the output side is not transferred to the input side. A bypass assembly is coupled to and rotatable with the output side of the freewheeling unit and is actuatable between engaged and disengaged positions with the input side of the freewheeling unit. In the disengaged position, the freewheeling unit is operable in the driving and the over running modes such that the selectable clutch assembly is configured for unidirectional torque transfer. In the engaged position, the over running mode of the freewheeling unit is disabled such that the selectable clutch assembly is configured for bidirectional torque transfer.

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


Flush-mount NPT plug
Patent No. 10788141 

Inventor(s): Eric J. Burgett (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TESCOM CORPORATION (Elk River, MN)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15193973 on 06/27/2016 (1555 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electro-pneumatic controller includes a base portion having at least one lateral surface and a plurality of passageways disposed through the base portion. A bore extends through the lateral surface, and the bore has a counterbore portion and a threaded engagement portion. A standard NPT plug may be coupled to the base portion, and the plug has a head portion and an engagement portion that threadedly engages the engagement portion of the bore. A top surface of the head portion of the plug is coplanar with the lateral surface of the base portion or is disposed within the counterbore portion of the bore.

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


Speed drums
Patent No. 10788299 

Inventor(s): Chad Schandelmeier (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15904561 on 02/26/2018 (946 days app to issue)

Abstract: The speed drum is a storage container for spare ammunition for squad automatic weapons or machine guns. It is comprised of a bottom wall, front wall, back wall, side walls, side braces, connecting clips, and a flexible cord. Users can store, access, and replace ammunition single handedly, in a quick manner without removing both hands from their weapon. The side walls are curved, in the middle, to increase tension on the ammunition placed inside the speed drum and curved at the top, to reduce friction and snagging of the ammunition. Side braces secure the front wall and back walls. Connecting clips secure the device to equipment straps on the user”s clothing or tactical vest. A flexible cord, attached to both the front wall and back wall, may be placed over the ammo drum inside the speed drum for additional stability and security until the spare ammunition drum is required.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Systems and methods for predicting and detecting a cardiac event
Patent No. 10786208 

Inventor(s): Hendrikus Derksen (Ann Arbor, MI), Jonathan Gryak (Ann Arbor, MI), Kayvan Najarian (Ann Arbor, MI), Pujitha Gunaratne (Ann Arbor, MI), Zhi Li (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16577380 on 09/20/2019 (375 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for predicting and/or detecting cardiac events based on real-time biomedical signals are discussed herein. In various embodiments, a machine learning algorithm may be utilized to predict and/or detect one or more medical conditions based on obtained biomedical signals. For example, the systems and methods described herein may utilize ECG signals to predict and detect cardiac events. In various embodiments, patterns identified within a signal may be assigned letters (i.e., encoded as distributions of letters). Based on the known morphology of a signal, states within the signal may be identified based on the distribution of letters in the signal. When applied in the in-vehicle environment, drivers or passengers within the vehicle may be alerted when an individual within the vehicle is, or is about to, experience a cardiac event.

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


Lighting system and method for operating lighting system
Patent No. 10788200 

Inventor(s): Craig Webster (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Winston Strawn LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15991990 on 05/29/2018 (854 days app to issue)

Abstract: The contemplated system allows users to engage in a recording activity with studio quality light. Because the system is portable and easily deployable, the system can be carried to and quickly set up by the user in any location where the recording will occur. The system includes a lighting instrument that can be installed on the display with the web camera exposed. The lighting instrument includes a light source configuration that can reduce lens flare. The system allows for operation as a dock station when not deployed. The contemplated method allows users to operate the system. The method helps the user achieve the optimal light intensity and angle for the recording area with reduced time and efforts. The method may consider distance, ambient light, location of the subject and other factors in its determination. The method allows users to further adjust the intensity and angle if necessary.

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


Reduced cost package device simulator, manufacturing method and method of use
Patent No. 10788531 

Inventor(s): Bruce Rogers (Cumming, GA), Dawn Ritz (Rowlett, TX), Jack Lewis (Royse City, TX), Jay Williams (Gilbert, AZ), Lynwood Adams (Rockwall, TX), Mike Young (San Jose, CA), Tim Conner (Forney, TX)
Assignee(s): MODUS TEST, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: BrownWinick Law Firm (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14927073 on 10/29/2015 (1797 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved package device simulator for the testing of testing sockets, the package device simulator being formed of a first layer of non-conductive rigid substrate with a second layer formed of a plurality of electrically conductive traces being added thereto. A third layer of non-conductive rigid substrate is adhered to the first layer with the second layer being sealed there between. The third layer having a plurality of openings therein, wherein the openings align with and expose a portion of the electrically conductive traces of the second layer. Conductive binding material and contact balls are added to the openings and the chip is cured thereby fusing the contact balls with the exposed portions of the traces. Next, the exposed surfaces are coated with a hardening conductive material, such as layers of Nickel and/or Gold. In this way an improved package device simulator is formed that is durable, easier to manufacture and less expensive than a solid metallic package device simulator.

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


System and apparatus for battery internal short current detection under arbitrary load conditions
Patent No. 10788536 

Inventor(s): Brian Paul Alongi (Dallas, TX), Kang Kang (Plano, TX), Yandong Zhang (Plano, TX), Yevgen Barsukov (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15843406 on 12/15/2017 (1019 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include systems and methods for determining an internal short condition in a battery. The method includes computing an estimated current value based on a measured battery voltage, a measured battery current, a measured battery temperature, and a model of the battery that includes steady state characteristics of the battery and transient characteristics of the battery. The method further includes computing an internal short current value according to the measured battery current and the estimated current value, and determining if a battery short condition exists according to the internal short current value.

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


Voltage-controlled interlayer exchange coupling magnetoresistive memory device and method of operating thereof
Patent No. 10788547 

Inventor(s): Alan Kalitsov (San Jose, CA), Derek Stewart (Livermore, CA), Gerardo Bertero (Redwood City, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16250403 on 01/17/2019 (621 days app to issue)

Abstract: A magnetoresistive memory device includes a magnetic-exchange-coupled layer stack containing a free layer, a reference layer and an electrically conductive, non-magnetic interlayer exchange coupling layer located between the free layer and the reference layer, and an insulating spacer layer located in a series connection with the magnetic-exchange-coupled layer stack between a first electrode and a second electrode. The first electrode and the second electrode are configured to provide a programming voltage across the magnetic-exchange-coupled layer stack and the insulating spacer layer.

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


Time of flight absolute position measurement
Patent No. 10788577 

Inventor(s): Markus Dietl (Munich, , DE), Siva RaghuRam Prasad Chennupati (Unterschleissheim, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15857721 on 12/29/2017 (1005 days app to issue)

Abstract: A linear actuator includes a piston, a transmitter, and a receiver. The piston is configured to linearly extend and retract (such as within a cover tube). The transmitter is configured to generate a transmit electromagnetic waveform and direct the transmit electromagnetic waveform along a length of the piston. The receiver is configured to receive a return electromagnetic waveform that includes the transmit electromagnetic waveform after travelling to an extended end of the piston and returning to the receiver and determine a position of the piston based on a phase difference between the transmit electromagnetic waveform and the return electromagnetic waveform.

[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


Non-color shifting multilayer structures
Patent No. 10788608 

Inventor(s): Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Masahiko Ishii (Okazaki, , JP), Minjuan Zhang (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14242429 on 04/01/2014 (2373 days app to issue)

Abstract: An omnidirectional multilayer thin film is provided. The multilayer thin film includes a multilayer stack having a first layer of a first material and a second layer of a second material, the second layer extending across the first layer. The multilayer stack reflects a narrow band of electromagnetic radiation having a full width at half maximum (FWHM) of less than 300 nanometers (nm) and a color/hue shift of less than 30 degrees when the multilayer stack is exposed to broadband electromagnetic radiation and viewed from angles between 0 and 45 degrees. In some instances, the multilayer stack has a total thickness of less than 2 microns (m). Preferably, the multilayer thin film has a total thickness of less than 1.5 m and more preferably less than 1.0 m.

[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]


Switchable projection panel
Patent No. 10788699 

Inventor(s): Jiansheng Wang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15908399 on 02/28/2018 (944 days app to issue)

Abstract: A panel apparatus comprises a first layer. The first layer includes a liquid crystal microdroplet display (LCMD) switchable between transparent and opaque states in response to a change in an applied electrical voltage. The panel apparatus further comprises a second layer spaced apart from and coupled to the first layer. The second layer includes a transparent panel.

[G02F] DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS [4]


Interrupt handling method and apparatus for slow peripherals
Patent No. 10788853 

Inventor(s): Maneesh Soni (Bangalore, , IN), Nikunj Khare (Bangalore, , IN), Rajeev Suvarna (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15420267 on 01/31/2017 (1337 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include interrupt handling circuitry and methods for managing interrupts of a fast clock domain circuit operated according to a first clock signal by a slow clock domain circuit operated according to a second clock signal in which an interrupt generator circuit generates an interrupt input signal synchronized to the second clock signal, and an interrupt clear circuit selectively resets the interrupt generator circuit in response to an acknowledgment signal from the first circuit asynchronously with respect to the second clock signal.

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


Computer architecture for emulating drift-between string correlithm objects in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10789081 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15787533 on 10/18/2017 (1077 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device that includes a node engine configured to define a number of child correlithm objects for a string correlithm object. The node engine is further configured to set a starting correlithm object as a first parent correlithm object and set an ending correlithm object as a second parent correlithm object. The node engine is further configured to randomly select a correlithm object less than the standard distance away from the first parent correlithm object, define the selected correlithm object as a child correlithm object, and link the child correlithm objects with the first parent correlithm object. The node engine is further configured to randomly select a correlithm object less than the standard distance away from the second parent correlithm object, define the selected correlithm object as a child correlithm object, and link the child correlithm objects with the second parent correlithm object.

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


Executing computing modules using multi-coring
Patent No. 10789103 

Inventor(s): Sravankumar Karanam (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox, P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16563240 on 09/06/2019 (389 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein is a system for identifying controls not aligned with updated compliance data. The system may scrub external data sources for updated compliance data. The system may detect and extract the updated compliance data from the external data sources. The system may identify and correlate controls of compliance applications currently using compliance data which has now been updated. The system determines whether a control exists to cover the updated compliance data. In the event, a control does not exist or an existing control does not cover the updated compliance data, a requirement may be generated for generating a new control or modifying an existing control for the updated compliance data.

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


Dynamic device activation control
Patent No. 10789340 

Inventor(s): Jerzy Miernik (Allen, TX), Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15819371 on 11/21/2017 (1043 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems for controlling activation of a device are provided. In some examples, a system may receive biometric data from a user requesting to activate an event processing device. The biometric data may be compared to pre-stored data associated with an authorized user. If the received biometric data matches pre-stored data, the system may transmit an instruction to an event processing device to activate the event processing device. In some examples, activating the event processing device may include enabling the device for use in processing events. For instance, a chip arranged on the event processing device may be activated and enabled for use in processing an event based on the instruction. In some examples, activating an event processing device may include transmitting an instruction to one or more light emitting diodes to illuminate. Illumination of the LEDs may make visible event processing device information in an information display region that is not visible when the LEDs are not illuminated.

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


Compensation design of power converters
Patent No. 10789399 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Robert Perry (Cupertino, CA), Makram Mounzer Mansour (San Jose, CA), Pradeep Kumar Chawda (Cupertino, CA), Robert Mason Hanrahan (Montvale, NJ), Srikanth Pam (Bangalore, , IN), Yudhister Satija (Panchkula, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16540121 on 08/14/2019 (412 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for compensation network design in a power converter design system is provided that includes computing optimal values for compensation components in a compensation network based on a plurality of loop specifications comprising crossover frequency (Fco), phase margin (PM), Gain Margin (GM), and low frequency gain (LFG), and applying changes to a power converter design comprising the compensation network based on the optimal values.

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


System and method for 1D root association providing sparsity guarantee in image data
Patent No. 10789495 

Inventor(s): Edmund Dawes Zink (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Audi AG (, , DE), Porsche AG (, , DE), Volkswagen AG (, , DE)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15674990 on 08/11/2017 (1145 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and methodologies for neuromorphic (NM) vision simulate conventional analog NM system functionality and generate digital NM image data that facilitate improved object detection, classification, and tracking.

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


User segment identification based on similarity in content consumption
Patent No. 10789620 

Inventor(s): Somdeb Sarkhel (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ADOBE INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Keller Jolley Preece (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15424606 on 02/03/2017 (1334 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for identifying user segments. In particular, the systems and methods described herein evaluate user session logs to gather media content consumption history information associated with a plurality of users. Additionally, the systems and methods described herein analyze items of media content to identify keywords, genres, and other attributes, and further represent the items of media content as vectors. The systems and methods follow an algorithm to group items of media content into clusters and, based on the clusters of media content, further group users of media content into user clusters (e.g., user segments).

[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]


Apparatus and method for peer-assisted e-commerce shopping
Patent No. 10789631 

Inventor(s): Christian Briggs (Austin, TX), Robert K. Spitz (Amherst, NH), Todd Downing (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): AiBuy, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14512204 on 10/10/2014 (2181 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for peer-assisted shopping including receiving, at a first device, a transacting media container comprising base content and supplemental content related to one or more items in the base content. The method also includes receiving a selection of at least one of the one or more items. The method also includes initiating a first shopping cart within the transacting media container of the first device, the first shopping cart identifying the at least one selected item. The method also includes establishing a communication channel with a second device. The method also includes transmitting information to synchronize a second shopping cart associated with the second device with the first shopping cart.

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


System and method for compressor scheduling
Patent No. 10789657 

Inventor(s): Aaron Avagliano (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): INNIO Jenbacher GmbH Co OG (Jenbach, , AT)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15707227 on 09/18/2017 (1107 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tangible, non-transitory computer readable medium includes computer instructions stored thereon, the computer instructions, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to retrieve model inputs indicative of mechanical systems data, economic data, contractual data, regulatory data, or any combination thereof, associated with at least one compression system. Furthermore, the instructions cause the processor to retrieve a model that derives an operation schedule for the at least one compression system based on the model inputs. Then the instructions cause the processor to derive an operation schedule for the at least one compression system based on the model inputs and the model, and apply the operation schedule to the at least one gas compression system.

[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 using EGL with an OpenGL API and a Vulkan graphics driver
Patent No. 10789669 

Inventor(s): Daniel Herring (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Channel One Holdings Inc. (Tampa, FL)
Law Firm: Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16057968 on 08/08/2018 (783 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for using an EGL driver to create a renderable surface for an OpenGL API is provided. The EGL driver and the OpenGL API can be used with a Vulkan graphics driver, a memory, at least one processor, and a module stored in the memory including computer instruction code that is executable by the at least on processor. The method includes creating an EGL display structure; initializing the EGL display structure by querying the Vulkan driver for attributes of a physical display; choosing an EGL configuring matching the provided attributes; and creating the EGL surface. A non-transitory computer readable medium having an EGL driver with computer instruction code that is executable by a processor to create a renderable surface for an OpenGL API is also provided.

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


Multi-camera image tracking on a global plane
Patent No. 10789720 

Inventor(s): Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy (Irving, TX), Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): 7-Eleven, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16663533 on 10/25/2019 (340 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes sensors and a tracking subsystem. The subsystem receives a first image feed from a first sensor and a second image feed from a second sensor. The field-of view of the second sensor at least partially overlaps with that of the first sensor. The subsystem detects, in a frame from the first feed, a first contour associated with an object. The subsystem determines, based on pixel coordinates of the first contour, a first pixel position of the object. The subsystem detects, in a frame from the second feed, a second contour associated with the same object. The subsystem determines, based on pixel coordinates of the second contour, a second pixel position of the object. Based on the first pixel position and the second pixel position, a global position for the object is determined in a space.

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


Systems and methods for creating custom lash design
Patent No. 10789746 

Inventor(s): Anna Phillips (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): THE LASH LOUNGE FRANCHISE, LLC (Colleyville, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15999398 on 08/20/2018 (771 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system implemented on a mobile device for improving lash application. An image of an eye is received, An eye profile and a point of emphasis are identified for the eye using the image. A lash framework is generated based on the eye profile and the point of emphasis. A custom lash design is created using the lash framework. The custom lash design is used for physical application of a set of lashes to the eye.

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


Tile holder
Patent No. 10789862 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey James Culhane (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Nixon Peabody LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16283126 on 02/22/2019 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tile holder that can be attached to or integrated with a storage device. The tile holder may hold, for example, alphabet tiles. The tile holder may be used in settings where labelling is required. The tile holder may be constructed from a rigid material, such as wood, metal or a semi-flexible or flexible material, such as rubber or plastic. The tile holder may be a face plate that optionally couples to a space block.

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


Non-volatile memory with capacitors using metal under pads
Patent No. 10789992 

Inventor(s): Luisa Lin (Redwood City, CA), Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, CA), Mohan Dunga (Santa Clara, CA), Peter Rabkin (Cupertino, CA), Venkatesh P. Ramachandra (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16168168 on 10/23/2018 (707 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile storage apparatus comprises a non-volatile memory structure and a plurality of I/O pads in communication with the non-volatile memory structure. The I/O pads include a power I/O pad, a ground I/O pad and data/control I/O pads. The non-volatile storage apparatus further comprises one or more capacitors connected to the power I/O pad. The one or more capacitors are positioned in one or more metal interconnect layers below the I/O pads.

[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)


Shifting data in sensing circuitry
Patent No. 10789996 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Guy S. Perry (Plano, TX), Harish N. Venkata (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16360685 on 03/21/2019 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods related to shifting data. An example apparatus comprises sensing circuitry including a sense amplifier and a compute component having a first storage location and a second storage location associated therewith. A controller is coupled to the sensing circuitry. The controller is configured to control an amount of power associated with shifting a data value stored in the first storage location to the second storage location by applying a charge sharing operation.

[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)


Maintaining channel pre-charge in program operation
Patent No. 10790003 

Inventor(s): Hong-Yan Chen (San Jose, CA), Wei Zhao (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16528349 on 07/31/2019 (426 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are described for maintaining a pre-charge voltage in a NAND string in a program operation. After a pre-charge voltage is applied to the channel of a NAND string, the word line voltages are controlled to avoid a large channel gradient which generates electron-hole pairs, where the electrons can pull down the channel boosting level on the drain side of the selected word line. In one approach, the word line voltages of a group of one or more source side word lines adjacent to the selected word line are increased directly from the level used during pre-charge to a pass voltage. The word line voltages of other source side word lines, and of drain side word lines, can be decreased and then increased to the pass voltage to provide a large voltage swing which couples up the channel.

[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)


Memory with a reduced array data bus footprint
Patent No. 10790012 

Inventor(s): Byung S. Moon (Plano, TX), Michael V. Ho (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16432138 on 06/05/2019 (482 days app to issue)

Abstract: Memory devices and systems in which array data lines of a local data bus are shared between two or more memory bank groups in a memory array. In one embodiment, a memory device is provided, comprising a memory array, I/O gating circuitry, and a local data bus. The local data bus can include a plurality of array data lines shared between two or more memory bank groups of the memory array. The local data bus can electrically couple and transfer data between the two or more memory bank groups and the I/O gating circuitry. In some embodiments, one or more data latches can be electrically coupled to the local data bus to (i) transfer data off the local data bus to free the plurality of data lines for subsequent data transfers and/or (ii) match varying data propagation timings on the local data with column generations of the memory bank groups.

[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)


Adaptive media delivery
Patent No. 10791348 

Inventor(s): Stanley Robert Moote (Toronto, , CA), Todd Stuart Roth (Shadow Hills, CA)
Assignee(s): IMAGINE COMMUNICATIONS CORP. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell Tummino LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14921456 on 10/23/2015 (1803 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a formatter configured to adapt media content that is stored in memory to a media delivery format that is compatible with a media delivery medium corresponding to transmission medium for delivery of the media content. A delivery manager is configured to process a request for the media content and deliver the media content in the media deliver format via the media delivery medium based on one of a delivery time constraint and a quality constraint. A weighing engine is configured to prioritize the delivery time constraint over the quality constraint for the media content or the quality constraint over the delivery time constraint for the media content based on a type of media content to deliver a timely version of the media content timely via the media delivery medium.

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


 

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Integrated circuit using photonic bandgap structure
Patent No. 10788367 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Stassen Cook (Los Gatos, CA), Daniel Lee Revier (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16715531 on 12/16/2019 (288 days app to issue)

Abstract: On an integrated circuit (IC) die, sensors are configured to receive electromagnetic energy and to generate signals in response to the electromagnetic energy. An encapsulation material encapsulates the IC die and the sensors. A filter structure includes a diffusion of particles within the encapsulation material. The filter structure includes: a first region configured to pass a first band of the electromagnetic energy to the sensors or to block the first band of the electromagnetic energy from passing to the sensors; and a second region configured to pass a second band of the electromagnetic energy to the sensors or to block the second band of the electromagnetic energy from passing to the sensors. The encapsulation material has a first intrinsic property, and the particles have a second intrinsic property that is different from the first intrinsic property.

[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]


Optical cross connects including mirror monitoring
Patent No. 10788658 

Inventor(s): Dongyu Geng (Shenzhen, , CN), Francis Man (Framingham, MA), Jianmin Gong (San Jose, CA), Ming Li (Wuhan, , CN), Peng Zhang (Wuhan, , CN), Xin Tu (Wuhan, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15866775 on 01/10/2018 (993 days app to issue)

Abstract: Optical cross connects and methods for use therewith are described herein. In an embodiment, an optical cross connect includes first and second mirror arrays, first and second light sources that respectively emit first and second color coded light beams (e.g., each of which includes red, green and blue light), and first and second cameras configured to respectively capture first and second color images of the first and second color coded light beams reflected respectively from the first and second mirror arrays. The optical cross connect also includes a controller configured to perform closed loop feedback control of the first and second mirror arrays, based on the first and second color images, when the controller controls how optical signals are transferred between individual optical fibers in a first bundle of optical fibers and individual optical fibers in a second bundle of optical fibers.

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


Voltage regulator in USB power delivery integrated circuit
Patent No. 10788849 

Inventor(s): Byungchul Brandon Jang (Allen, TX), Nghia Trong Tang (Dallas, TX), Timothy Bryan Merkin (Princeton, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16418714 on 05/21/2019 (497 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) comprises an output and a voltage regulator. The voltage regulator comprises an amplifier having a first input coupled to a reference voltage source and a second input coupled to the output, a first resistor coupled to the output and coupled to a ground terminal, a metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) having a gate coupled to an output of the amplifier and a drain coupled to the output, and a second resistor coupled to a source of the MOSFET and coupled to the ground terminal.

[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]


Interconnect via with grown graphitic material
Patent No. 10790228 

Inventor(s): Archana Venugopal (Dallas, TX), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Rockwall, TX), Luigi Colombo (Dallas, TX), Robert Reid Doering (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16372455 on 04/02/2019 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit has a substrate and an interconnect region disposed on the substrate. The interconnect region includes a plurality of interconnect levels. Each interconnect level includes interconnects in dielectric material. The integrated circuit includes a graphitic via in the interconnect region. The graphitic via vertically connects a first interconnect in a first interconnect level to a second interconnect in a second, higher, interconnect level. The graphitic via includes a cohered nanoparticle film of nanoparticles in which adjacent nanoparticles cohere to each other, and a layer of graphitic material disposed on the cohered nanoparticle film. The nanoparticles include one or more metals suitable for catalysis of the graphitic material. The cohered nanoparticle film is formed by a method which includes an additive process. The graphitic via is electrically coupled to an active component of the integrated circuit.

[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]


ESD protection device with deep trench isolation islands
Patent No. 10790275 

Inventor(s): Akram A. Salman (Plano, TX), Binghua Hu (Plano, TX), Zaichen Chen (Champaign, IL)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16198506 on 11/21/2018 (678 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device includes a substrate having a second conductivity type including a semiconductor surface layer with a buried layer (BL) having a first conductivity type. In the semiconductor surface layer is a first doped region (e.g., collector) and a second doped region (e.g., emitter) both having the first conductivity type, with a third doped region (e.g., a base) having the second conductivity type within the second doped region, wherein the first doped region extends below and lateral to the third doped region. At least one row of deep trench (DT) isolation islands are within the first doped region each including a dielectric liner extending along a trench sidewall from the semiconductor surface layer to the BL with an associated deep doped region extending from the semiconductor surface layer to the BL. The deep doped regions can merge forming a merged deep doped region that spans the DT islands.

[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]


Distortion-compensated wafer bonding method and apparatus using a temperature-controlled backside thermal expansion layer
Patent No. 10790296 

Inventor(s): Hajime Yamamoto (Nagoya, , JP), Hiroshi Sasaki (Nagoya, , JP), Ikue Yokomizo (Nagoya, , JP), Katsuya Kato (Yokkaichi, , JP), Kazuto Watanabe (Nagoya, , JP), Koichi Ito (Yokkaichi, , JP), Michiaki Sano (Ichinomiya, , JP), Ryo Hirama
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16417913 on 05/21/2019 (497 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bonded structure may be formed by measuring die areas of first semiconductor dies on a wafer at a measurement temperature, generating a two-dimensional map of local target temperatures that are estimated to thermally adjust a die area of each of the first semiconductor dies to a target die area, loading the wafer to a bonding apparatus comprising at least one temperature sensor, and iteratively bonding a plurality of second semiconductor dies to a respective one of the first semiconductor dies by sequentially adjusting a temperature of the wafer to a local target temperature of a respective first semiconductor die that is bonded to a respective one of the second semiconductor dies. An apparatus for forming such a bonded structure may include a computer, a chuck for holding the wafer, a die attachment unit, and a temperature control mechanism.

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


Three-dimensional memory device having an epitaxial vertical semiconductor channel and method for making the same
Patent No. 10790300 

Inventor(s): Adarsh Rajashekhar (Santa Clara, CA), Fei Zhou (San Jose, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16290277 on 03/01/2019 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes a memory die bonded to a support die. The memory die includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate including a single crystalline substrate semiconductor material, and memory stack structures extending through the alternating stack and containing a respective memory film and a respective vertical semiconductor channel including a single crystalline channel semiconductor material. The support die contains a peripheral circuitry.

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


Semiconductor device with superjunction and oxygen inserted Si-layers
Patent No. 10790353 

Inventor(s): Xiaoqiu Huang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Infineon Technologies Austria AG (Villach, , AT)
Law Firm: Murphy, Bilak Homiller, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16185610 on 11/09/2018 (690 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a source region and a drain region of a first conductivity type, a body region of a second conductivity type between the source region and the drain region, a gate configured to control current through a channel of the body region, a drift zone of the first conductivity type between the body region and the drain region, a superjunction structure formed by a plurality of regions of the second conductivity type laterally spaced apart from one another by intervening regions of the drift zone, and a diffusion barrier structure disposed along sidewalls of the regions of the second conductivity type of the superjunction structure. The diffusion barrier structure includes alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si and a Si capping layer on the alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si.

[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]


Enhanced air core transmission lines and transformers
Patent No. 10790567 

Inventor(s): John Hitt (Plano, TX), Subrahmanyam V. Pilla (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: 16278353 on 02/18/2019 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: Enhanced air core transmission lines and transformers are disclosed. A transmission line or transformer is disposed on a dielectric substrate, with a first planar conductor on the dielectric substrate and a second planar conductor suspended above the first planar conductor. A set of support posts suspends the second planar conductor above the first planar conductor. Thermal performance of the transmission line or transformer is improved by having each of the set of support posts include a width which exceeds any gap between support posts. In some examples, openings are formed in the second planar conductor and may facilitate etching or other processes of forming the transmission line or transformer.

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


Modular small cell architecture
Patent No. 10790578 

Inventor(s): Walter Mark Hendrix (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16406210 on 05/08/2019 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless communication system is provided. The system includes a common module, is shaped as a sector of a cylinder and has a power supply. A sector radio module is coupled to the power supply and includes an access radio and an access antenna. The access antenna is configured to serve a sector of not more than 180, and is also shaped as a sector of a cylinder.

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


Galvanic isolation devices to provide power and data between subsystems
Patent No. 10790757 

Inventor(s): Ajinder Singh (Murphy, TX), Miroslav Oljaca (Allen, TX), Sharad Yadav (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15836709 on 12/08/2017 (1026 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a system comprises a control subsystem comprising a static power supply, a modulated power supply, and a comparator. The system also includes a galvanic isolation device coupled to the static power supply, the modulated power supply, and the comparator. The system further includes a parameter measurement subsystem comprising a parameter measurement device coupled to a capacitor to be charged by the static and modulated power supplies via the galvanic isolation device. The capacitor has an electrical connection to the galvanic isolation device modulated in accordance with a current pulse train output by the parameter measurement device, the current pulse train indicating a parameter measured by the parameter measurement device. The comparator is to produce a signal indicative of the modulated electrical connection between the capacitor and the galvanic isolation device.

[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]


Flexible rectifier for providing a variety of on-demand voltages
Patent No. 10790760 

Inventor(s): Bing Cai (Plano, TX), Pedro Angel Fernandez (Dallas, TX), Yuyu Qiao (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15416150 on 01/26/2017 (1342 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dual voltage power system for selectively providing direct current (DC) at two different voltages. The system includes a plurality of universal rectifiers each of which may be configured to operate under a plurality of operating modes using a plurality of switches which may be controlled by a power shelf controller.

[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]


Optocoupler emulating input stage for digital isolators
Patent No. 10790782 

Inventor(s): Kumar Anurag Shrivastava (Bengaluru, , IN), Somshubhra Paul (Bengaluru, , IN), Sreeram Subramanyam Nasum (Bengaluru, , IN), Tarunvir Singh (Jalandhar, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16223545 on 12/18/2018 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digital isolator comprising a set of bipolar transistors and an inductor capacitor (LC) oscillator coupled to the set of bipolar transistors in series, wherein the LC oscillator is configured to be turned on and off based on the current applied to the set of bipolar transistors or the LC oscillator and generate a set of differential signals based on the current flowing through the set of bipolar transistors and mimicking the operational characteristics of an optocoupler.

[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)


Injection lock power amplifier with back-gate bias
Patent No. 10790789 

Inventor(s): Abdellatif Bellaouar (Richardson, TX), See T. Lee (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. (Grand Cayman, KY)
Law Firm: Gibb Riley, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16550385 on 08/26/2019 (400 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an exemplary structure, a transformer has a primary side and a secondary side. Output from the primary side is coupled to the secondary side. A first power supply is connected to a center tap of the primary side of the transformer. An oscillator includes a first transistor and a second transistor. The front-gate of the first transistor is connected to the drain of the second transistor and the primary side of the transformer. The front-gate of the second transistor is connected to the drain of the first transistor and the primary side of the transformer. A third transistor is connected to the first transistor and a fourth transistor is connected to the second transistor. The third and fourth transistors inject a desired frequency to the oscillator. A voltage source is connected to the back-gate of the first transistor and the back-gate of the second transistor.

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


Power-on reset circuit
Patent No. 10790806 

Inventor(s): Avinash Shreepathi Bhat (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16278575 on 02/18/2019 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one example, a power-on reset (POR) circuit comprises a first transistor coupled to a voltage source, a control terminal of the first transistor coupled to a non-control terminal of the first transistor via a resistor; a second transistor coupled to the resistor, a control terminal of the second transistor is coupled to a non-control terminal of the second transistor; and a comparator having first and second terminals, the first terminal coupled to the non-control terminal of the first transistor and the second terminal coupled to the voltage source via an offset circuit.

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


Gain correction for multi-bit successive-approximation register
Patent No. 10790841 

Inventor(s): Anand Jerry George (Calicut, , IN), Shagun Dusad (Bengaluru, , IN), Srinivas Kumar Reddy Naru (Bengaluru, , IN), Visvesvaraya Appala Pentakota (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16221323 on 12/14/2018 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system has a digital-to-analog converter; a reference signal coupled to the digital-to-analog converter; a differential amplifier for applying gain, and for generating output signals as a function of sampled input signals, the reference signal, digital codes, and the gain applied by the differential amplifier coupled to the digital-to-analog converter; and a multi-bit successive-approximation register for determining the digital codes in successive stages coupled to the differential amplifier; and the gain applied by the differential amplifier is corrected based on previously determined digital codes.

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


Optical communication link identifier
Patent No. 10790908 

Inventor(s): Glenn A Wellbrock (Wylie, TX), Joe J. Thompson (Aubrey, TX), Tiejun J. Xia (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16376880 on 04/05/2019 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: An actuator device can include a plate, an actuator, a connector, and a power unit. The plate can retain a section of an optical fiber at the transmitter end of an optical communication link. The section of the optical fiber can be wrapped in at least a partial loop and held or retained by the plate. The connector can be a mechanical connector that couples the plate to the actuator and enables the plate to move about at least one axis to cause a change in a polarization state of the optical signal carried by the optical fiber. The change in the polarization state is identifiable by a polarized photodetector near a receiver end of the optical communication link. The power unit can provide power to at least the actuator.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for communicating time and frequency tracking signals using configurations for one port CSI-RSs
Patent No. 10790956 

Inventor(s): Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Murali Narasimha (Lake Oswego, OR), Qian Cheng (Naperville, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16101278 on 08/10/2018 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network controller may configure one or more channel state information-reference signal (CSI-RS) configurations for transmitting RSs to user equipments (UEs) for tracking. A CSI-RS configuration may specify a set of CSI-RS resources for transmitting RSs in two consecutive slots. The set of CSI-RS resources may include a plurality of one-port CSI-RS resources configured according to the CSI-RS configuration. The CSI-RS configuration may specify a quasi co-location (QCL) configuration including a set of QCL parameters, where a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) has a QCL relationship with the RS with respect to the set of QCL parameters. The network controller may signal the one or more CSI-RS configurations to UEs.

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


Clock data recovery
Patent No. 10790959 

Inventor(s): Chen-Lun Yen (Santa Clara, CA), Ramsin Michael Ziazadeh (San Jose, CA), Xin Liu (Saratoga, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16694186 on 11/25/2019 (309 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) and a frequency divider. The frequency divider input is coupled to the VCO output. The circuit further includes a phase-frequency detector (PFD). A control output of the PFD is coupled to the VCO. A first PFD input is coupled to a first frequency divider output, and a second PFD input is coupled to a second frequency divider output. The first frequency divider output is configured to provide a first frequency divider signal and the second frequency divider output is configured to provide a second frequency divider signal 90 degrees out of phase with respect to the first frequency divider signal. The PFD is configured to detect an occurrence of at least two edges of a signal on the data input while the second frequency divider signal is continuously logic high across the at least two edges.

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


Tier based virtual network function chaining design
Patent No. 10791029 

Inventor(s): Mahesh Chapalamadugu (Irving, TX), Manish Srivastava (Frisco, TX), Ramesh Nadella (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16459416 on 07/01/2019 (456 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques described herein may be used to condense a large quantity of Virtual Network Function (VNF) chains (that each correspond to a network service) into a much smaller quantity of VNF records; and extract any of the large quantity of VNF chains from the smaller quantity of network service records. This may be accomplished by assigning a Number (No.) of Services attribute and a Tier attribute into each VNF record. The No. of Services attribute and Tier attribute may enable the VNF records to reference one another such that the larger quantity of VNF chains may, in effect, be entirely represented by the much smaller quantity of VNF records, thereby conserving storage space, streamlining VNF chain management, and reducing the processing and memory capacity required to search, configure, and deploy virtual network services.

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


System and method for making and disseminating local policy decisions in a software programmable radio network
Patent No. 10791048 

Inventor(s): Jiangnan Jason Chen (Hawthorn Woods, IL), Peter J. McCann (Bridgewater, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14826999 on 08/14/2015 (1873 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment wireless communication system includes a base station and a software defined network (SDN)-enabled switch/router configured to communicate data packets with the base station. The wireless communication system also includes a computing platform running at least one virtual device and that is configured to communicate with the SDN-enabled switch/router and to provide software to configure operation of the SDN-enabled switch/router.

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


Systems and methods for controlling secure persistent electronic communication account servicing with an intelligent assistant
Patent No. 10791068 

Inventor(s): Srinaath Thyagarajan (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16740678 on 01/13/2020 (260 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed technology includes systems and methods for controlling enrollment and secure persistent SMS texting account servicing communications. A method is provided that includes receiving, at an enrollment web portal, enrollment data including: enrollment credentials identifying a user for authentication, a phone number of a mobile device associated with the user, and consent by the user to persistently interact with an account servicing system via SMS texting. The method includes: processing the received enrollment data, authenticating the user responsive to processing the received enrollment data, storing the phone number of the mobile device associated with the user in a phone number data storage, and generating, responsive to the authenticating, a revocable token for persistent access to a natural dialogue module via a SMS texting gateway for the mobile device identified by the phone number.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Converged address translation
Patent No. 10791089 

Inventor(s): Michael Melesse Damena (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Department (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15473088 on 03/29/2017 (1280 days app to issue)

Abstract: Example implementations relate to performing converged address translation for devices in a local area network. An example non-transitory computer-readable storage medium stores instructions for performing converged network address translation for devices within a network segmented into multiple VLANs. The instructions when executed by a processing resource of a computing device cause the device to create a local namespace for each VLAN in the network, each local namespace having a list of first level IP addresses unique across all of the created local namespaces. The instructions further cause the processing resource to, for each local namespace, associate a first level IP address from the local namespace”s list of first level IP addresses with a static IP address of each device within the respective VLAN and store the associated IP addresses in a routing table for the local namespace. The instructions further cause the processing resource to create a single global namespace for all of the VLANs in the network, the global namespace having a list of second level IP addresses unique within the global namespace. The instructions further cause the processing resource to associate a second level IP address with each first level IP address used within the local namespaces and store the associated IP address in a routing table for the global namespace.

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


System and method for access to continuously running application programs by network connected end-user devices
Patent No. 10791180 

Inventor(s): Steve Bakke (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: The Law Firm of H. Dale Langley, Jr., P.C. (Local + 217 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15641755 on 07/05/2017 (1182 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for providing access to one or more application device, such as a respective processed application program, is connected to a telecommunications network including at least one user device. The system includes a manager device connected to the respective application device, and the manager device communicatively connects to the respective user device. Each application device includes a respective processing state and a state table of each respective processing state. The manager device updates the respective processing state of the state table for each application device and respective user device. Each user device accesses the manager device to obtain the respective processing state in the state table of the particular application device for the particular user device. User devices can switch communications with the manager device and application device, providing continuing operations of the application device with same processing state.

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


Systems and methods for model-based analysis of damage to a vehicle
Patent No. 10791265 

Inventor(s): He Yang (The Colony, TX), Marigona Bokshi-Drotar (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: Armstrong Teasdale LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16158118 on 10/11/2018 (719 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for capturing images of damage to an object configured to (i) store an orientation model associated with an object; (ii) receive, from a user, a request to analyze damage to the object; (iii) instruct the user to position a camera at a first position relative to the object; (iv) receive an image of the object from the camera; (v) determine whether the received image is properly framed; (vi) if the received image is not properly framed, instruct the user to adjust the position of the camera; and (vii) if the received image is properly framed, instruct the user to position the camera at a second position relative to the object. As a result, obtaining images of sufficient quality for proper processor analysis may be facilitated.

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


Method and apparatus for image and video coding using hierarchical sample adaptive band offset
Patent No. 10791335 

Inventor(s): Do-Kyoung Kwon (Allen, TX), Woo-Shik Kim (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16255670 on 01/23/2019 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for image coding using hierarchical sample adaptive band offset. The method includes decoding a signal of a portion of an image, determining a band offset type and offset of a portion of the image, utilizing the band offset type and offset to determine a sub-band, and reconstructing a pixel value according to the determined offset value.

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


Dynamically scheduling non-programming media items in contextually relevant programming media content
Patent No. 10791357 

Inventor(s): Wassim Samir Chaar (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Chip Law Group (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15865716 on 01/09/2018 (994 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hardware media items scheduling and packaging system, which schedules and distributes channels to be viewed on a plurality of consumer devices, extracts contextual data from program-specific information associated with programming media content of a channel received from a distribution source device. A plurality of potential non-programming media items is determined for a plurality of users based on a match between a sentiment type of each of a plurality of non-programming media items and the extracted contextual data. Based on at least the extracted contextual data and the sentiment type of each of the plurality of potential non-programming media items, a plurality of candidate spots in the programming media content is determined. Based on at least a set of constraints and user estimation data associated with the plurality of users, a schedule of non-programming media item(s) is dynamically generated for at least one candidate spot in the programming media content.

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


Set-top box with interactive portal and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10791358 

Inventor(s): Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16213547 on 12/07/2018 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set-top box with an interactive portal and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box, the set-top box includes a housing that secures a signal input, a signal output, a processor, a transceiver, and memory therein in an interconnected bus architecture. The set-top box establishes a pairing with a proximate robot executing room service to a room where the set-top box is located. As the proximate robot executes room service, signals are received from the proximate robot. The set-top box then generates an interactive portal that provides a description of the behavior of the proximate robot and facilitates guest interaction with the proximate robot.

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


Set-top box with enhanced functionality and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10791359 

Inventor(s): Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16209690 on 12/04/2018 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set-top box with enhanced functionality and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box system, first and second set-top boxes each include a housing securing a television input, a television output, a processor, a wireless transceiver, memory, and storage communicatively interconnected by a busing architecture. Each of the set-top boxes is connected to a display, such as a television. A syndication profile associated with the set-top boxes enables a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device to control both displays via each of the set-top boxes.

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


Commercial television-interfacing dongle and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10791360 

Inventor(s): Bill Fang (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16506263 on 07/09/2019 (448 days app to issue)

Abstract: A commercial television-interfacing dongle and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a wireless transceiver is located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a television input, television output, a processor, memory, a control interface, and a universal serial bus (USB) interface. The control interface and the USB interface connect to the commercial television. The commercial television interfacing dongle may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device having a display and receive and process virtual remote control functionality input instructions from the proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device. Following receipt and processing of the virtual remote control functionality input instructions, the commercial television-interfacing dongle sends a command to the commercial television via a commercial television control protocol.

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


Optical to electrical conversion module
Patent No. 10791385 

Inventor(s): Terrel Morris (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Department (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16147481 on 09/28/2018 (732 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pluggable module is provided for converting an optical signal to a plurality of electrical signals. The pluggable module may include a printable circuit board (PCB) and an optical connector disposed on a first side of the PCB. The optical connector may route any received optical signal to an optical to electrical transceiver. The optical to electrical transceiver may convert the optical signal to an electrical signal and route the electrical signal to an electrical connector mounted on a second, opposite side of the PCB.

[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)


Methods and apparatus for establishing a group session in a mobile network for subscribers associated with a group
Patent No. 10791431 

Inventor(s): Malgorzata Kaczmarska-Wojtania (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15823361 on 11/27/2017 (1037 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for use in establishing a group session in a mobile network for subscribers associated with a group are described. In one illustrative example, an access and mobility management function (AMF) entity receives, from a user equipment (UE), a request for registration which includes network slice selection assistance information (NSSAI). The NSSAI includes a group identifier associated with a group of subscribers. The AMF entity sends, to a unified data management (UDM) entity, a request for subscriber data which includes the group identifier. The AMF entity receives, from the UDM, a response to the request for subscriber data which includes a plurality of subscriber identifiers corresponding to the subscribers of the group. For a group session, the AMF entity creates a context associated with the group identifier and stores the context locally.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for enhanced messaging using external identifiers
Patent No. 10791443 

Inventor(s): Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15448679 on 03/03/2017 (1306 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network device obtains an External Identifier for a user device. The External identifier includes a ”Local [email protected] Identifier” format. The network device generates a message, the message including a user identity field for the user device. The user identity field includes the External Identifier. The network device sends, to another network device, the message via an Sh interface.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Emergency services handling
Patent No. 10791450 

Inventor(s): Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Trop, Pruner Hu, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16741082 on 01/13/2020 (260 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a user equipment (UE) is registered with a fifth generation (5G) core network. In response to an emergency indication, the UE selects a first domain intended for a call responsive to the emergency indication. Subsequent to selecting the first domain, the UE attempts a combined registration with a second core network different from the 5G core network. In response to attempting the combined registration, the UE receives a further indication that the UE is registered for packet switched services but not circuit switched services. In response to the further indication, the UE selects an access network connected to a third core network to perform the call.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Licensed assisted access signal detection for reducing power use
Patent No. 10791474 

Inventor(s): Yang Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16124651 on 09/07/2018 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure relates to techniques for detecting a signal and powering off at least some receiver components if no signal is detected. A wireless device may take one or more measurements of one or more signals. The wireless device may determine, based on the measurements, whether a signal (e.g., a signal of a licensed assisted access cell) is anticipated during an upcoming time period, e.g., a subframe or portion of a subframe. If no signal is anticipated, the wireless device may power off at least some receiver functions.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for classifying traffic flows to enable intelligent use of spectrum
Patent No. 10791479 

Inventor(s): Maulik Shah (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing I nc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16248179 on 01/15/2019 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: A base station may be associated with a primary cell to communicate with a user equipment (UE) in a licensed frequency band and at least one secondary cell to communicate with the UE in an unlicensed frequency band. The base station may receive a traffic flow associated with an application executing at the UE and assign the traffic flow to either the primary cell or the at least one secondary cell based on a classification associated with the traffic flow. For example, the traffic flow may be assigned to the primary cell based on the classification indicating that the application is executing at the UE in a foreground state or to the at least one secondary cell based on the classification indicating that the application is executing at the UE in a background state.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Cell user occupancy indicator to enhance intelligent traffic steering
Patent No. 10791489 

Inventor(s): Hongyan Lei (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16522610 on 07/25/2019 (432 days app to issue)

Abstract: Traffic associated with user equipment that are served by a first radio access network is steered to a second radio access network based on a cell user occupancy criterion. Cell user occupancy data that represents a maximum number of devices served by an access point is determined based on a type of the access point, e.g., macro access point, femto access point, WiFi access point, etc. Further, based on the cell user occupancy data, a normalized index value is generated that is relative to different cell types/capacities. The cell user occupancy data is then transmitted to one or more neighboring access points that can utilize the cell user occupancy data to facilitate traffic steering, load balancing, and/or neighbor relationship management.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Apparatus for signaling of control messages for fronthaul interface
Patent No. 10791527 

Inventor(s): Sanil Rama Chandran (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16599939 on 10/11/2019 (354 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transmitter device in a wireless communication system is provided. The transmitter device comprises a processor configured to: generate an extType field indicating a section extension; generate a mcScaleReMask field indicating a set of resource elements; generate a mcScaleOffset field indicating a power offset value; generate an extLen field indicating a number of a pair of the mcScaleReMask and the mcScaleOffset fields included in the section extension; and generate a downlink and uplink (DL/UL) control message including the extType field, the mcScaleReMask field, and the mcScaleOffset field, and the extLen field. The transmitter device further comprises a transceiver operably connected to the processor, the transceiver configured to transmit, to a receiver, the DL/UL control message.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for dynamic channel allocation
Patent No. 10791566 

Inventor(s): Brian J. Austin (Saginaw, TX), Ronald Lee Bane (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): E.F. JOHNSON COMPANY (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16010107 on 06/15/2018 (837 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary system and method for dynamic channel allocation in an LMR system includes using one or more preference indicators to dynamically determine a channel allocation priority to be used for channel allocation when channel allocation requests are received. The preference indicators may include a channel failure indicator (e.g. a channel health indicator based on repeater failures), a channel priority indicator, a radio frequency interference indicator, a high reflected power indicator, an excessive current drain indicator, a loss of backbone communications indicator, and a channel usage indicator. If more than one preference indicator is used, the channel priority ranking may be determined using any of a variety of weightings and prioritizations of the various preference indicators to dynamically generate the channel allocation priority. The dynamic channel allocation system may include one or more site controllers, servers, and/or one or more processors configured to implement the method of dynamic channel allocation.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Conductive sheets to discharge non-conductive surfaces
Patent No. 10791614 

Inventor(s): Feng-Min Chang (Taipei, , TW), Geoffrey Thomas Haigh (Boxford, MA), Joseph Milton Yehle (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15859255 on 12/29/2017 (1005 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a system comprises a non-conductive layer; a conductive sheet positioned on an area of the non-conductive layer; a non-conductive surface in contact with the conductive sheet; a safety enclosure positioned on the non-conductive surface and configured to contain a high-voltage device; a ground connection coupling to the conductive sheet and extending through the non-conductive layer; and a coupling member to couple together the non-conductive layer, the conductive sheet, the non-conductive surface, and the safety enclosure.

[H05F] STATIC ELECTRICITY; NATURALLY-OCCURRING ELECTRICITY


Manifold structures having an integrated fluid channel system and assemblies comprising the same
Patent No. 10791649 

Inventor(s): Ercan M. Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Jae Seung Lee (Ann Arbor, MI), Jongwon Shin (Ann Arbor, MI), Yanghe Liu (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16408767 on 05/10/2019 (508 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to an assembly including a manifold structure. The manifold structure includes a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. The fluid inlet is for receiving a cooling fluid into the manifold structure and the fluid outlet is for removing the cooling fluid from the manifold structure. The manifold structure also includes a first cooling surface and an opposite second cooling surface. The first cooling surface includes a cooling chip inlet opening fluidly coupled to a cooling chip outlet opening. The fluid inlet is fluidly coupled to the cooling chip inlet opening. The second cooling surface includes a cavity. A first integrated fluid channel fluidly couples the cooling chip outlet opening to the cavity and a second integrated fluid channel fluidly couples the cavity to the fluid outlet. A cooling chip includes a plurality of microchannels, which fluidly couple the cooling chip to the first cooling surface.

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


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Charger
Patent No. D897285 

Inventor(s): Bryan Brady (Dallas, TX), Khoi Hoang (Dallas, TX), Mark Harder (Dallas, TX), Stephen Walsh (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Group Dekko, Inc. (Garrett, IN)
Law Firm: Taylor IP, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29687831 on 04/16/2019 (532 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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