Dallas Invents: 109 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 14

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

Patents granted include:
•  Dolby Laboratories Licensing's high contrast discrete input prism for image projectors
•  Doskocil Manufacturing's destruction-resistant pet toys
•  Mobile Equity's mobile payment station system and method
•  Motive Drilling Technologies' automated slide drilling
•  rewardStyle's location-based dynamic redirection of advertiser affiliate links for online advertising
•  Texas Instruments' ultrasound color doppler imaging
•  Toyota's vehicle data sharing with interested parties

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 Jan. 14, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

109 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 INCORPORATED (Dallas) 19
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 4
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 3
BELLA VAUGHAN, LLC (Dallas) 2

UNASSIGNED 5


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Devaki Chandramouli (Plano) 3
Chandler L. Burgess (Dallas) 2
Daniel B. Penney (Wylie) 2
Duane Scott Dewald (Plano) 2
Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell) 2
Jeffrey A. Johnson (Frisco) 2
LoriAnn Vaughan Biggers (Southlake) 2
Madhukar Budagavi (Plano) 2
Md Ahsan Habib (The Colony) 2
Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

179 days
Systems and methods for controlling secure persistent electronic communication account servicing with an intelligent assistant
Patent No. 10536403
Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Inventor: Srinaath Thyagarajan (Mckinney)

2,617 days
Destruction resistant pet toys
Patent No. 10531641
Assignee: DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Inventors: Andrea Valle (Dover, NJ), Jonathan Willinger (Tenafly, NJ)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Destruction resistant pet toys
Patent No. 10531641 

Inventor(s): Andrea Valle (Dover, NJ), Jonathan Willinger (Tenafly, NJ)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13676457 on 11/14/2012 (2617 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present invention, a destruction resistant pet toy includes a first member having a first material, the first material being a destruction resistant nylon; a second member having a second material, the second material being softer than the first material; wherein the destruction resistant nylon comprises a Shore D hardness. The first member may be a substantially tubular structure having an inner space and the second member is disposed at least partially within the inner space of the first member.

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


Shaving assembly dispenser
Patent No. 10531719 

Inventor(s): Aaron G. Cantrell (Northampton, MA), Craig A. Provost (Boston, MA), John W. Griffin (Moultonborough, NH), William E. Tucker (Attleboro, MA)
Assignee(s): SHAVELOGIC, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Leber IP Law (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15687066 on 08/25/2017 (872 days app to issue)

Abstract: Containers are described herein for the transportation and distribution of replaceable consumer products, e.g. interchangeable shaving assemblies. The containers described herein include a mechanism to securely hold the container in predetermined open and closed positions. The interior of the container may provided features which serve to hold and protect the shaving assemblies when not in use, e.g., during transport or storage.

[A45D] HAIRDRESSING OR SHAVING EQUIPMENT; MANICURING OR OTHER COSMETIC TREATMENT (wigs, toupees, or the like A41G 3/00, A41G 5/00; hairdressers’ chairs A47C 1/04; hair cutting appliances, razors B26B)


Zero gravity chaise chair systems and method
Patent No. 10531737 

Inventor(s): Colin Loeffler (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: The Law Firm of H. Dale Langley, Jr., P.C. (Local + 217 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15413983 on 01/24/2017 (1085 days app to issue)

Abstract: A zero gravity chaise chair includes a seat frame providing a head rest, a back, a bottom and a leg rest, a first bow member connected to one side of the seat frame, a second bow member connected to the other side of the seat frame, a first rolling guide connected to the first bow, a second rolling guide connected to the second bow, and a base connected to the first rolling guide and the second rolling guide. A motor may operate the first rolling guide to vary incline position of the seat frame. The motor may be algorithmically controlled to vary incline position of the seat frame such as to aid blood flow and minimize pressure points of a body positioned on the seat frame.

[A47C] CHAIRS (seats specially adapted for vehicles B60N 2/00); SOFAS; BEDS (upholstery in general B68G)


Inverted bottle holder
Patent No. 10531756 

Inventor(s): Alexander K. Miller (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Akacas IP Holdings, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Frost Brown Todd LLC (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15843677 on 12/15/2017 (760 days app to issue)

Abstract: An inverted bottle holder intended to hold two bottles with necks upside down inside a container is described. The bottle holder includes a clip having an inner wall and an outer wall spaced to accept the exterior wall of the container in between, where the clip is formed at an arc corresponding to the arc of the exterior wall of the container, and a deck connected in a permanently fixed relationship to the clip and extending into the container. The deck includes two apertures each sized to accept the neck of one of the bottles, such that each bottle is held upside down in the container when inserted into the aperture. In addition the bottle holder may include an integral bottle opener in either the single bottle or double bottle designs.

[A47G] HOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT (book-ends A47B 65/00; knives B26B)


Cartridge holder for beverage machine
Patent No. 10531762 

Inventor(s): Bradford Range (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): BEDFORD SYSTEMS LLC (Bedford, MA)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15042219 on 02/12/2016 (1432 days app to issue)

Abstract: A beverage making machine having a cartridge holder with an upper portion movable in pivotal and/or linear ways relative to a lower portion. An actuator for the cartridge portion may include a handle-actuated spur gear and link to move the upper portion, which may be guided in movement via a cam and cam follower engagement. Information from a cartridge detector may be used based on movement of cartridge holder portions, e.g., as an upper portion moves from an open position to a closed position. A mixing chamber may be held by a drawer so as to be removable, and movement of the drawer may engage/disengage the mixing chamber from a fluid supply.

[A47J] KITCHEN EQUIPMENT; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; APPARATUS FOR MAKING BEVERAGES [6]


Wireless capsule endoscope and power supply control method thereof
Patent No. 10531788 

Inventor(s): Guohua Xiao (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ANKON TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD (Wuhan, , CN)
Law Firm: Treasure IP Group, LLC. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14321537 on 07/01/2014 (2023 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless capsule endoscope and a power supply control method thereof. The method includes controlling the power supply of the capsule endoscope wirelessly and automatically adjusting power consumption of the power supply in the capsule endoscope. The wireless capsule endoscope includes a capsule casing, a light generator arranged at outside of the capsule casing, an opto-electronic switching starter arranged in the capsule casing, a power supply, a control module, a posture sensor, an illumination unit, an image processing device and a radio frequency transmission unit. The power supply being driven by the light generator in the present invention can effectively solve the incompatible problem between a traditional magnetic switch and a magnetic control device. Meanwhile, the control module and the posture detector enable the power supply to be in different working status under different states, which can prolong the service life of the power supply of the capsule endoscope.

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


Surgical instruments
Patent No. 10531910 

Inventor(s): Louis T. DeLuca (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Ethicon LLC (Guaynabo, PR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15653366 on 07/18/2017 (910 days app to issue)

Abstract: A surgical device is disclosed including a surgical instrument and an outer sheath surrounding the surgical instrument. The surgical instruments includes an end effector including a first jaw member and a second jaw member. At least one of the first jaw member or the second jaw member is pivotable toward the other to grasp tissue. The outer sheath is slidable relative to the surgical instrument along a longitudinal axis between a first position, wherein the first jaw member and the second jaw member are positioned within the outer sheath proximal to a distal portion of the outer sheath, and a second positon, wherein the first iaw member and the second iaw member are positioned outside the outer sheath distal to the distal portion of the outer sheath. The distal portion of the outer sheath is configured to clamp tissue.

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


 

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

Continuous ready mix joint treatment and texture product production
Patent No. 10532332 

Inventor(s): Clinton Hattaway (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Leydig, Voit Mayer, Ltd. (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15486918 on 04/13/2017 (1006 days app to issue)

Abstract: A continuous ready mix joint or texture compound manufacturing system and a method for continuously manufacturing a ready mix joint or texture compound includes a continuous mixer having an inlet and an outlet, a pump disposed at the outlet of the continuous mixer, and a disperger having an inlet and an outlet. The continuous mixer is adapted to receive at least one dry ingredient and at least one wet ingredient at the inlet and continuously mix the at least one dry ingredient and the at least one wet ingredient to form a mixed composition. The pump is adapted to pump the mixed composition from the outlet of the continuous mixer to the inlet of the disperger. The disperger is adapted to receive the mixed composition and apply a shear force to the mixed composition to form a homogenized, disperged composition.

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


Adjustable firmness seat suspension and seat incorporating the same
Patent No. 10532672 

Inventor(s): Brian J. Pinkelman (Ann Arbor, MI), Ryohei Tsuruta (Ann Arbor, MI), Umesh N. Gandhi (Farmington Hills, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16026522 on 07/03/2018 (560 days app to issue)

Abstract: An adjustable firmness seat suspension includes a seat frame, first and second spring members, and an intermediate tensioning member. The seat frame includes a first frame member and a second frame member spaced apart from and opposite one another. The first spring member is attached to the first frame member, the second spring member is attached to the second frame member, and the intermediate tensioning member is attached to and extends between the first spring member and the second spring member. The intermediate tensioning member is formed from a shape memory alloy (SMA) having a first length that provides a first spring tension of the seat suspension through the first and second spring members, and configured to alter its length to a second length that provides a second spring tension of the seat suspension through the first and second spring members in response to application of a tensioning signal thereto.

[B60N] VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (furniture construction A47)


Bumper assemblies including deformable upper energy absorbers
Patent No. 10532718 

Inventor(s): Aaron R. Steinhilb (Milan, MI), Jeremiah T. Hammer (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: 15598587 on 05/18/2017 (971 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a bumper assembly including a bumper reinforcement beam extending generally in a vehicle lateral direction. A bumper beam contact component is located above the bumper reinforcement beam in a vehicle vertical direction. An upper energy absorbing structure is located at a top surface of the bumper reinforcement beam and between the bumper beam contact component and the bumper reinforcement beam.

[B60R] VEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (fire prevention, containment or extinguishing specially adapted for vehicles A62C 3/07)


Flexible regasification and floating thermal energy storage
Patent No. 10532795 

Inventor(s): Efrain Aguiluz (Houston, TX), Jesse Mark Brumbaugh (Houson, TX), Neal Langdon (Goodlettsville, TN), Thomas S. Laird (Houston, TX)
Assignee(s): Arcosa Marine Products, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15772906 on 08/17/2017 (880 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to some embodiments, a flexible regasification system comprises a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage vessel; a LNG vaporizer disposed on a jetty proximate the LNG storage vessel to vaporize the LNG into natural gas; and a thermal fluid source. The LNG storage vessel is coupled to the LNG vaporizer and supplies LNG to the LNG vaporizer. The thermal fluid source is coupled to the LNG vaporizer and sends heated thermal fluid to the LNG vaporizer for converting the LNG to natural gas, which converts the heated thermal fluid to a cooled thermal fluid. The cooled thermal fluid is discharged back to the thermal fluid source, comprising a closed loop. In particular embodiments, the thermal fluid storage comprises a floating vessel disposed near the jetty. In some embodiments, the cooled thermal fluid from the LNG vaporizer is first sent to a power plant or refrigeration plant.

[B63B] SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING (arrangements of vessel ventilation, heating, cooling, or air-conditioning B63J 2/00; floating substructures as supports of dredgers or soil-shifting machines E02F 9/06) [2]


Rotor hub bearing system
Patent No. 10532809 

Inventor(s): Frank B. Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Hunter Davis (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15900226 on 02/20/2018 (693 days app to issue)

Abstract: The bearing system is configured for treating and reacting dynamic loading within a rotor hub of rotorcraft. The bearing system includes an outer member having a plurality of alternating outer elastomeric layers and shim layers. The outer member has an inboard surface configured for bonding to an inboard bearing support, and the outer member has an outboard surface configured for bonding to an outboard bearing support. The bearing system has an inner member bonded to an interior surface of the outer member. The inner member can include a rigid inner core, as well as a plurality of elastomeric layers and shim layers configured to react torsional movements of the rotor blade.

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


Adjustable blade-to-hub lead-lag damper attachment
Patent No. 10532810 

Inventor(s): Mark A. Wiinikka (Hurst, TX), Richard E. Rauber (Euless, TX), Thomas C. Parham, Jr. (Colleyville, TX), Thomas J. Newman (Midlothian, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15603119 on 05/23/2017 (966 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft includes a rotor blade and a rotor hub system. The rotor hub system includes a lead-lag damper having a rod end and being operably associated with the rotor blade; a blade adapter having a first arm and an opposing second arm; a pin carried by the blade adapter and configured to secure in position via the first arm and the second arm; and an actuator secured to the pin and configured to adjust the position of the lead-lag rod end relative to the first arm and the second arm.

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


Amenities modules
Patent No. 10532816 

Inventor(s): Nguyen Foek Le (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Safran Seats USA LLC (Gainesville, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatricktownsend Stockton LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15839714 on 12/12/2017 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: A passenger seat includes a tray table and an amenities module. The passenger seat has at least one first configuration where the amenities module is concealed by the tray table and at least one second configuration where the amenities module is exposed. The tray table is approximately parallel to a seatback surface of the passenger seat in the at least one first configuration and in the at least one second configuration.

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


Active MEMS damping
Patent No. 10532923 

Inventor(s): Dongyu Geng (Shenzhen, , CN), Francis Man (Lexington, MA), Jianmin Gong (San Jose, CA), Jiejiang Xing (Wuhan, , CN), Ming Li (Wuhan, , CN), Xin Tu (Wuhan, , CN), Yusheng Bai (Los Altos Hills, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conely Rose, P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15896607 on 02/14/2018 (699 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for reducing the oscillation of a MEMS actuator. In one embodiment, a driving signal is generated to adjust the MEMS actuator through a set of driving wires coupled to the MEMS actuator. A motion-induced signal from the set of driving wires coupled to the MEMS actuator is received in response to the driving signal. The motion-induced signal is filtered to generate a filtered motion-induced signal. The filtered motion-induced signal is amplified to generate an amplified filtered motion-induced signal. The driving signal is adjusted based on the amplified filtered motion-induced signal to reduce the oscillation of the MEMS actuator.

[B81B] MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS, e.g. MICROMECHANICAL DEVICES (piezo-electric, electrostrictive or magnetostrictive elements per se H01L 41/00) [7]


Latch system with position hold
Patent No. 10533356 

Inventor(s): William A. Amante (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15401968 on 01/09/2017 (1100 days app to issue)

Abstract: A latch system has a pin movable along a pin axis, a control rod connected to the pin, a control wall comprising a control aperture comprising a lock hole joined to an unlock hole by a rod channel, and a control knob biased toward the pin, wherein the control knob comprises a lock tip sized to fit within each of the lock hole and the unlock hole.

[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

System, method and apparatus for entraining air in concrete
Patent No. 10532954 

Inventor(s): Charles D. Welker (Dallas, TX), Norman Scott Smith (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): MACH IV, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Katarzyna Brozynski Antonio Devora (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15435499 on 02/17/2017 (1061 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of preparing a concrete composition for downhole injection includes utilizing a controller to control a process including circulating process water in a process water supply loop for a predetermined period while monitoring and controlling the temperature and flow rate of the process water, circulating aqueous-based air entrainment solution in an aqueous-based air entrainment solution supply loop for the predetermined period and controlling the flow rate of the aqueous-based air entrainment solution and after the predetermined period of time in which the flow of process water and aqueous-based air entrainment solution have stabilized, simultaneously actuating valves to divert and mix the process water, the aqueous-based air entrainment solution and compressed air to produce an air-entrained foam and mixing the foam with a concrete composition to be deployed downhole.

[C04B] LIME; MAGNESIA; SLAG; CEMENTS; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF, e.g. MORTARS, CONCRETE OR LIKE BUILDING MATERIALS; ARTIFICIAL STONE; CERAMICS (devitrified glass-ceramics C03C 10/00); REFRACTORIES (alloys based on refractory metals C22C); TREATMENT OF NATURAL STONE [4]


Graphene entrainment in a host
Patent No. 10535443 

Inventor(s): Richard Stoltz (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Garmor Inc. (Orlando, FL)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14773013 on 03/07/2014 (2139 days app to issue)

Abstract: This is generally a method of producing graphene-containing suspensions of flakes of high quality graphene/graphite oxides and method of producing graphene/graphite oxides. Both the exfoliating graphite into flakes and oxidizing the graphite flakes and the preparation and suspension of the flakes can be done with high volume production and at a low cost.

[C01B] NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS; COMPOUNDS THEREOF (fermentation or enzyme-using processes for the preparation of elements or inorganic compounds except carbon dioxide C12P 3/00; production of non-metallic elements or inorganic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B)


Method for reducing thin films on low temperature substrates
Patent No. 10537029 

Inventor(s): Dave S. Pope (Andover, MA), Ian M. Rawson (Austin, TX), Kurt A. Schroder (Coupland, TX)
Assignee(s): NCC NANO, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Russell Ng PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15836556 on 12/08/2017 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for producing an electrically conductive thin film on a substrate is disclosed. Initially, a reducible metal compound and a reducing agent are dispersed in a liquid. The dispersion is then deposited on a substrate as a thin film. The thin film along with the substrate is subsequently exposed to a pulsed electromagnetic emission to chemically react with the reducible metal compound and the reducing agent such that the thin film becomes electrically conductive.

[C23C] COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL (applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; making metal-coated products by extrusion B21C 23/22; covering with metal by connecting pre-existing layers to articles, see the relevant places, e.g. B21D 39/00, B23K; working of metal by the action of a high concentration of electric current on a workpiece using an electrode B23H; metallising of glass C03C; metallising mortars, concrete, artificial stone, ceramics or natural stone C04B 41/00; paints, varnishes, lacquers C09D; enamelling of, or applying a vitreous layer to, metals C23D; inhibiting corrosion of metallic material or incrustation in general C23F; treating metal surfaces or coating of metals by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25D, C25F; single-crystal film growth C30B; by metallising textiles D06M 11/83; decorating textiles by locally metallising D06Q 1/04; details of scanning-probe apparatus, in general G01Q; manufacture of semiconductor devices H01L; manufacture of printed circuits H05K) [4]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Theft deterrent system for electronics cabinet door
Patent No. 10533348 

Inventor(s): Alfred W. King (Allen, TX), Carmen M. Stevenson (Cumby, TX), Komen Shliker (Plano, TX), Stephen P. Watson (Richardson, TX), Wade J. Womack (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16404936 on 05/07/2019 (252 days app to issue)

Abstract: A theft deterrent system for an electronics cabinet may include a first hasp, which may include a plurality of studs extending from a surface thereof. At least one stud of the plurality of studs may be dimensioned to engage with a padlock ring of the electronics cabinet. The first hasp may have a tab having a shackle hole therein. The theft deterrent system may include a second hasp, which may include a plurality of holes dimensioned to receive a respective one of the plurality of studs. The second hasp may also have a tab having a shackle hole therein. The system may further include a shield retainer dimensioned to surround at least portions of the first hasp and the second hasp. To secure the electronics cabinet, a shackle of a hidden shackle lock may be fed through the shackle holes and the hidden shackle lock may then be locked.

[E05B] LOCKS; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR; HANDCUFFS


Downhole capacitive coupling systems
Patent No. 10533380 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Richard Decena Ornelaz (Frisco, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX), Thomas Jules Frosell (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15532401 on 07/20/2016 (1273 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include downhole capacitive coupling systems, and methods and apparatuses to provide an electrical connection between two downhole strings. In one embodiment, the system includes a first electrode deployed along an internal surface of a first string deployed in a wellbore, the internal surface being defined by an annulus. The system also includes a second electrode deployed along an external surface of a second string, the second string being deployed within the annulus, and the external surface of the second string and the internal surface of the first string being separated from each other by the annulus. The first electrode and the second electrode are operable to form a first capacitive coupling between said first electrode and said second electrode to transfer electrical current from the second electrode to the first electrode.

[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]


Degradable expanding wellbore isolation device
Patent No. 10533392 

Inventor(s): David Allen Dockweiler (McKinney, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary Ryan Murphree (Dallas, TX), Zachary William Walton (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15554697 on 04/01/2015 (1749 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wellbore isolation device includes a wedge member that defines an outer surface and a barrel seal having a cylindrical body that provides an inner radial surface and an outer radial surface. The inner radial surface is engageable with the outer surface of the wedge member. The barrel seal further includes a plurality of longitudinally extending grooves defined through the body in an alternating configuration at opposing ends of the body. A raised lip protrudes radially from the outer radial surface and circuitously extends about a circumference of the body. A plurality of slip buttons is positioned in a corresponding plurality of holes defined in the outer radial surface of the body. At least one of the wedge member and the barrel seal is made of a degradable material that degrades when exposed to a wellbore environment.

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


Apparatus and methods for automated slide drilling
Patent No. 10533409 

Inventor(s): Brian Stokeld (Dallas, TX), Eric Alan Nolte (Denton, TX), John Jeremy Cantwell (Fredericksburg, TX), Joshua Miles Brinkley (Grand Prairie, TX), Kevin Mims (Dallas, TX), Robert Tyler Quarles (Dallas, TX), Sashmit Bhaduri (
Assignee(s): Motive Drilling Technologies, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Vinson Elkins LLP (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16132256 on 09/14/2018 (487 days app to issue)

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

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


High speed motor drive
Patent No. 10536053 

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: 15857545 on 12/28/2017 (747 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system to provide power to a downhole-type tool includes a downhole-type electric motor that can be positioned in a wellbore and a variable speed drive electrically connected to the electric motor, in which the downhole-type electric motor can operate at rotary speeds of at least 6,000 rotations per minute (rpm), the variable speed drive can control and supply power to the electric motor when the electric motor is positioned at a downhole location inside the wellbore, and the variable speed drive can be at a surface of the wellbore.

[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

 

Fan systems
Patent No. 10533577 

Inventor(s): Kapil Das Sahu (Chennai, , IN), Robert B. ”Dutch” Uselton (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15473341 on 03/29/2017 (1021 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fan system may generate an air flow during use. In various implementations, a fan system may include a fan and an orifice. The orifice may include a converging section, a diverging section, and a minimum radius section disposed between the converging section and the diverging section.

[F04D] NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT PUMPS (engine fuel-injection pumps F02M; ion pumps H01J 41/12; electrodynamic pumps H02K 44/02)


Roller track assembly for a tiltrotor proprotor door
Patent No. 10533603 

Inventor(s): Bart Shafer (Fort Worth, TX), Bruce B. Bacon (Euless, TX), Clegg Smith (Keller, TX), Michael E. Rinehart (Euless, TX), Nick Pravanh (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15448415 on 03/02/2017 (1048 days app to issue)

Abstract: A door track assembly for cooperation with a door roller mechanism, including a housing having a longitudinal channel along a length of the housing, wherein the channel descends at an end of the housing to form a stowage recess for the door roller mechanism, and a first track and a second track that are disposed on the housing along a length of the channel and that descend into the stowage recess and along which the door roller mechanism traverses.

[F16C] SHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; MECHANICAL MEANS FOR TRANSMITTING MOVEMENT IN A FLEXIBLE SHEATHING; ELEMENTS OF CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; PIVOTS; PIVOTAL CONNECTIONS; ROTARY ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN GEARING, COUPLING, CLUTCH OR BRAKE ELEMENTS; BEARINGS [5]


Rotary vane radial seal assembly system
Patent No. 10533664 

Inventor(s): Nathan Hastings (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Sam Sokhansanj PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15081866 on 03/26/2016 (1389 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radial seal assembly is disclosed for a regenerative heat exchanger. The radial seal assembly can include a mount having a first upstanding region and a first arcuate region. Here, the first upstanding region is configured to attach to a diaphragm of the heat exchanger. The radial seal assembly further includes a flexible radial contact or non-contact seal, wherein the seal further includes a second arcuate region. Here, the first arcuate region of the mount is configured to receive the second arcuate region of the flexible seal and securing the flexible seal therein.

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


Reverse defrost system and methods
Patent No. 10533782 

Inventor(s): Yonghui Xu (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): KEEPRITE REFRIGERATION, INC. (Longview, TX)
Law Firm: Sheridan Ross P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15899769 on 02/20/2018 (693 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of defrosting an indoor coil in a refrigeration system in which, with a controller of the refrigeration system, a selected one of a number of predetermined defrost mode procedures is selected. Each predetermined defrost mode procedure is associated with a predetermined range of values of one or more predetermined parameters. Each predetermined defrost mode procedure includes adjustment of one or more components of the refrigeration system upon commencement of the defrost mode for optimum operation of the refrigeration system in the defrost mode, when the predetermined parameter is within the predetermined range of values upon commencement of operation in the defrost mode. With the controller, the component of the refrigeration system is adjusted in accordance with the selected one of the predetermined defrost mode procedures.

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


Multi-piece polymer ammunition cartridge nose
Patent No. 10533830 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Richardson, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15856508 on 12/28/2017 (747 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a A polymer nose for a polymeric ammunition cartridge having a generally cylindrical neck having a projectile aperture at a first end, an outer shoulder surface that extends from the generally cylindrical neck, an outer shoulder angle defined by the outer shoulder surface, an inner shoulder surface on the inside of the polymer nose opposite the outer shoulder surface, an inner shoulder angle defined by the outer shoulder surface, a skirt surface extending from the inner shoulder surface, a skirt angle defined by the skirt surface, and a nose junction that extends from the outer shoulder surface to the skirt surface, wherein the nose junction is adapted to mate to a polymer cartridge.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Quick change small footprint testing system and method of use
Patent No. 10534017 

Inventor(s): Jack Lewis (Royse City, TX), Lynwood Adams (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): MODUS TEST, LLC (Cumming, GA)
Law Firm: BrownWinick Law Firm (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15852219 on 12/22/2017 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: A testing system for semiconductor chips having a removable device under test printed circuit board (DUT PCB) that electrically connects with the electrical testing components of the system. A removable top plate is placed on top of the DUT PCB and is locked in place by a plurality of locking posts that selectively connect to cam surfaces in the top plate that pull the top plate down sandwiching the DUT PCB between the top plate and the electrical testing components of the system. The DUT PCB is quickly and easily removed and replaced by moving the locking posts between an engaged position and a disengaged position. In this way, a single testing system can be used to test a great variety of semiconductor chips thereby reducing capital equipment costs and space needed in cleanrooms.

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


Vertical hall-effect sensor for detecting two-dimensional in-plane magnetic fields
Patent No. 10534045 

Inventor(s): Byron Jon Roderick Shulver (Murphy, TX), Iouri Mirgorodski (Sunnyvale, CA), Keith Ryan Green (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15709866 on 09/20/2017 (846 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microelectronic device includes a vertical Hall sensor for measuring magnetic fields in two dimensions. In one implementation, the disclosed microelectronic device involves a vertical Hall plate with a cross-shaped upper terminal and a lower terminal which includes a buried layer. The cross-shaped upper terminal has a length-to-width ratio of 5 to 12 where it contacts the vertical Hall plate. The length is measured from one end of one arm of the cross-shaped upper terminal to an opposite end of an opposite arm. The width is an average width of both arms. Hall sense taps are located outside of the cross-shaped upper terminal. Current returns connect to the buried layer.

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


System and method for ultrasound color doppler imaging
Patent No. 10534083 

Inventor(s): David P. Magee (Allen, TX), Murtaza Ali (Cedar Park, TX), Udayan Dasgupta (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15458054 on 03/14/2017 (1036 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for color Doppler imaging in an ultrasound imaging system are disclosed herein. An ultrasound imaging system includes color Doppler imaging circuitry. The color Doppler imaging circuitry is configured to estimate flow parameters. The imaging circuitry includes a radio frequency (”RF”) demodulator configured to produce in-phase and quadrature components of an ultra-sound data vector. The RF demodulator includes a table in memory that stores interleaved sine and cosine values. The RF demodulator maintains an index value for the table having higher precision than is used to index the table. The RF demodulator rounds the index value for each access of the table. Each table access retrieves a sine value and a cosine value.

[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


Expanded beam connector concepts
Patent No. 10534141 

Inventor(s): Gary F. Gibbs (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Muncy, Geissler, Olds Lowe, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16102460 on 08/13/2018 (519 days app to issue)

Abstract: A terminus for a fiber optic cable includes a ferrule. In one embodiment, an optical fiber of the cable passes through a central bore of the ferrule and is attached to a lens seated in a conical or cylindrical seat formed in an end surface of the ferrule by an epoxy. In a second embodiment, an optical fiber of the cable passes through the central bore of the ferrule. Next, a cap sleeve with a lens therein is slid over and attached to the ferrule such that the lens abuts or is attached to the optical fiber. In either embodiment, an inspection slot may optionally be formed in the ferrule and/or the cap sleeve to allow a technician to inspect the state of the attachment and/or abutment and/or spacing of the optical fiber and the lens.

[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]


Optical interconnect device
Patent No. 10534148 

Inventor(s): Terrel L Morris (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15521371 on 10/24/2014 (1908 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes an optical interconnect device. The optical interconnect device includes a plurality of optical fiber ports coupled to a body portion. The optical interconnect device also includes a plurality of optical fibers that are secured within the body portion. A first portion of the plurality of optical fibers can extend from a first of the plurality of optical fiber ports to a second of the plurality of optical fiber ports, and a second portion of the plurality of optical fibers can extend from the first of the plurality of optical fiber ports to a third of the plurality of optical fiber ports.

[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]


Integration rod assemblies for image projectors
Patent No. 10534188 

Inventor(s): Duane Scott Dewald (Plano, TX), Nathan Wainwright (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16395424 on 04/26/2019 (263 days app to issue)

Abstract: Integrating rod modules are disclosed comprising a plurality of single and/or solid integrating rods that are mated together by straps. Such modules tend to comprise a greater length than the single and/or solid integrating rods and provide good illumination to a modulator that light from a light source is transmitted through the integrating rod module. The straps may comprise a material (e.g., glass) that has substantially same or similar thermal characteristics as the integrating rods. The straps may be glued to the integrating rods by a glue having a substantially different (e.g., lower) index of refraction than the integrating rods, so as not to disturb the internal reflectance of the rods. The straps may be reinforced by braces that may allow the integrating rod module to be set within a projection display system at an angle substantially different from horizontal.

[G03B] APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR (optical parts of such apparatus G02B; photosensitive materials or processes for photographic purposes G03C; apparatus for processing exposed photographic materials G03D) [4]


High contrast discrete input prism for image projectors
Patent No. 10534251 

Inventor(s): Duane Scott Dewald (Plano, TX), Nathan Wainwright (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16222943 on 12/17/2018 (393 days app to issue)

Abstract: Prism assemblies for projector display systems disclosed receive inputs from discrete color channels (e.g., red, green and blue channels. In one embodiment, ”off state” light from the red, green, and blue DLP modulation may be reflected away from on-state light paths within the prism, tending to avoid uncontrolled scatter. In other embodiments, by keeping the colors separate for much of the prism path length, power levels may be significantly reduced at typical failure points. Light efficiency may be increased significantly when using discrete light sources like LEDs and lasers by removal of the additional red, green, and blue separation and re-combination losses.

[G03B] APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR (optical parts of such apparatus G02B; photosensitive materials or processes for photographic purposes G03C; apparatus for processing exposed photographic materials G03D) [4]


Automation system network
Patent No. 10534351 

Inventor(s): Ed Martell (Arlington, TX), Hanz Da Silva (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Quest Automated Services, LLC (Tulsa, OK)
Law Firm: Hall Estill Attorneys at Law (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16154356 on 10/08/2018 (463 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automation system network can have a host connected to a first device via a network with the first device having a processor that assigns a first address to the first device, imports factory information from a second device connected to the first device via the network, and assigns a second address for the second device. At least one automation activity may be executed with the first device and the first and second addresses are employed to conduct device-to-device communications.

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


Circuit and method for power control
Patent No. 10534387 

Inventor(s): Madhan Radhakrishnan (Bangalore, , IN), Nitin Agarwal (Bangalore, , IN), Sachin Sudhir Turkewadikar (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15710883 on 09/21/2017 (845 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power control integrated circuit (IC) chip can include a direct current (DC)-DC converter that outputs a switching voltage in response to a switching output enable signal. The power control IC chip can also include an inductor detect circuit that detects whether an inductor is conductively coupled to the DC-DC converter and a powered circuit component in response to an inductor detect signal. The power control IC chip can further include control logic that (i) controls the inductor detect signal based on an enable DC-DC signal and (ii) controls the switching output enable signal provided to the DC-DC converter and a linear output disable signal provided to a linear regulator based on a signal from the inductor detect circuit indicating whether the inductor is conductively coupled to the DC-DC converter and the powered circuit component.

[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]


Capacitive touch sensor and method
Patent No. 10534491 

Inventor(s): Hao Meng (Shanghai, , CN), Ji Ru Jun (Shanghai, , CN), Shen Ge (Shanghai, , CN), Xu Kang Cheng (Shanghai, , CN), Zhang Jun (Shanghai, , CN), Zhou Yi (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15994318 on 05/31/2018 (593 days app to issue)

Abstract: A capacitive touch sensor is disclosed for use with input signal. The capacitive touch sensor includes a number n of input/output lines. Each of the number n of input/output lines is electrically disconnected from every other of the number n of input/output lines. Each of the number n of input/output lines is arranged to cross every other of the number n of input/output lines. Each of a number of positions, includes one of the number n of input/output lines crossing another of the number n of input/output lines.

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


Color based search application interface and corresponding control functions
Patent No. 10534500 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14472679 on 08/29/2014 (1964 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user interface may be accessed and used to illustrate various user options. One example method of operation may include initiating an application on a user computing device, receiving a selection to initiate a circular menu associated with the application including multiple selection options on a user display interface of the user computing device, identifying a user action associated with the application, and populating the circular menu with menu options linked to the user action identified.

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


Memory array accessibility
Patent No. 10534553 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Gary L. Howe (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15691484 on 08/30/2017 (867 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for memory array accessibility can include an apparatus with an array of memory cells. The array can include a first portion accessible by a controller of the array and inaccessible to devices external to the apparatus. The array can include a second portion accessible to the devices external to the apparatus. The array can include a number of registers that store row address that indicate which portion of the array is the first portion. The apparatus can include the controller configured to access the number of registers to allow access to the second portion by the devices external to the apparatus based on the stored row addresses.

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


Multistage development workflow for generating a custom instruction set reconfigurable processor
Patent No. 10534591 

Inventor(s): Tony M. Brewer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16158017 on 10/11/2018 (460 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods which implement workflows for providing reconfigurable processor core algorithms operable with associated capabilities using description files, thereby facilitating the development and generation of instruction sets for use with reconfigurable processors, are shown. Embodiments implement a multistage workflow in which program code is parsed into custom instructions and corresponding capability descriptions for generating reconfigurable processor loadable instruction sets. The multistage workflow of embodiments includes a hybrid threading complier operable to compile input program code into custom instructions using a hardware timing agnostic approach. A timing manager of the multistage workflow of embodiments utilizes capabilities information provided in association with the custom instructions generated by the hybrid threading complier to impose hardware timing on the custom instructions. A framework generator and hardware description language complier are also included in the multistage workflow of embodiments.

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


Apparatuses and methods for address detection
Patent No. 10534686 

Inventor(s): Jason M. Brown (Allen, TX), Kallol Mazumder (Plano, TX), Roger D. Norwood (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14168749 on 01/30/2014 (2175 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for address detection are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes an address filter and an address tracking circuit. The address filter may be configured to receive a first address and to determine whether the first address matches an address of a plurality of addresses associated with the address filter. The address tracking circuit may be coupled to the address filter and configured to store the first address responsive to a determination that the first address matches an address of the plurality of addresses associated with the address filter. The address tracking circuit may further be configured to receive a second address and to change a count associated with the first address based on the second address matching the first address. The address tracking circuit may be configured to selectively provide the first address responsive to the count.

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


Flush command consolidation
Patent No. 10534709 

Inventor(s): Amir Shaharabany (Kochav Yair, , IL), Hadas Oshinsky (Kfar Saba, , IL), Rotem Sela (Haifa, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15252251 on 08/31/2016 (1231 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data storage device includes a write cache, a non-volatile memory and a controller coupled to the write cache and to the non-volatile memory. The controller is configured to, responsive to receiving a plurality of flush commands, write all data from the write cache to the non-volatile memory while executing fewer than all of the plurality of flush commands.

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


Shared buffer for multi-output display systems
Patent No. 10534736 

Inventor(s): Anish Reghunath (Allen, TX), Brian Chae (Duluth, GA), Chunheng Luo (Dallas, TX), Jay Scott Salinger (Framingham, MA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16237388 on 12/31/2018 (379 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a display subsystem. The display subsystem includes a shared buffer having allocated portions, each allocated to one of a plurality of display threads, each display thread associated with a display peripheral. The display subsystem also includes a direct memory access (DMA) engine configured to receive a request from a main processor to deallocate an amount of space from a first allocated portion associated with a first display thread. In response to receiving the request, the DMA engine deallocates the amount of space from the first allocated portion and shifts the allocated portions of at least some of other display threads to maintain contiguity of the allocated portions and concatenate free space at an end of the shared buffer.

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


Multiplication using non-volatile memory cells
Patent No. 10534840 

Inventor(s): Christopher Petti (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16058146 on 08/08/2018 (524 days app to issue)

Abstract: Technology is described herein for performing multiplication using non-volatile memory cells. A multiplicand may be stored a node that includes multiple non-volatile memory cells. A multiplicand is stored a node that includes multiple non-volatile memory cells. Each memory cell in the node is connected to the same bit line, in one aspect. A multiply voltage may be applied to each memory cell in the node. Each memory cell in the node responds to the multiply voltage by passing a memory cell current to a bit line. The multiply voltage(s) are simultaneously applied to each memory cell in the node, such that the memory cell current of each memory cell flows in the bit line. The magnitude of the bit line current represents a product of the multiplier and the multiplicand. Vector/vector multiplication may be performed using ”n” nodes of memory cells connected to the same bit line.

[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)


Page stream segmentation
Patent No. 10534846 

Inventor(s): Abhishek Sanghavi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Morrison Foerster LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16434988 on 06/07/2019 (221 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described are system, method, and computer-program product embodiments for performing language-agnostic page stream segmentation. In some embodiments, a method includes receiving a multi-page file associated with a plurality of documents. A plurality of characters present on each page of the set of consecutive pages, including a first page and a second page, of the multi-page file can be detected. A plurality of structural data for each page can be computed based on a position and a font format for one or more of the detected characters. The plurality of structural data between the first page and the second page can be compared to determine whether the second page corresponds to a boundary between two documents of the plurality of documents. The multi-page file can be segmented at the second page in response to determining that the second page corresponds to the boundary.

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


Optimized partitioning of solid 3D models for additive manufacturing
Patent No. 10534875 

Inventor(s): Erhan Arisoy (Princeton, NJ), Livio Dalloro (Plainsboro, NJ), Lucia Mirabella (Plainsboro, NJ), Sanjeev Srivastava (Princeton, NJ), Suraj Ravi Musuvathy (Princeton, NJ)
Assignee(s): SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15539917 on 01/21/2016 (1454 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of partitioning a model to facilitate printing of the model on a 3D printer includes identifying partition sensitive locations on the model and creating a binary tree with a root note representative of the model. An iterative partitioning process is applied to divide the model into objects by selecting a node of the binary tree without any children nodes, identifying a portion of the model corresponding to the node, and determining candidate cutting planes on the portion of the model based on the partition sensitive locations. During the process, analytic hierarchical processing (AHP) is applied to select an optimal cutting plane from the candidate cutting planes based on partitioning criteria. The optimal cutting plane is used to segment the portion of the model into sub-portions, and two children nodes representative of these sub-portions are created on the node of the binary tree.

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


Methods and systems for multi-tool orchestration
Patent No. 10534912 

Inventor(s): Adam Youngberg (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Troutman Sanders LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16177178 on 10/31/2018 (440 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for performing code security scan includes a non-transitory computer readable medium and a processor. The non-transitory computer readable medium stores a plurality of identifiers each identifying a software security analysis tool of one of several categories, including SAST, DAST and OSA tools. The processor receives an identification of code to be scanned. The processor selects at least two identifiers from the plurality of identifiers. The at least two identifiers identify at least two select software security analysis tools for execution on the identified code. The processor receives an execution result from each select software security analysis tool after performing execution on the identified code. The processor aggregates the execution result from each select software security analysis tool. A user interface displays an aggregation of the execution result from each select software security analysis tool.

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


Apparatus and method of implementing batch-mode active learning for technology-assisted review of documents
Patent No. 10535016 

Inventor(s): Chandler L. Burgess (Dallas, TX), Jeffrey A. Johnson (Frisco, TX), Md Ahsan Habib (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Legility Data Solutions, LLC (Nashville, TN)
Law Firm: Johnson, Marcou Isaacs, LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15260444 on 09/09/2016 (1222 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the electronic document review field and, more particularly, to various apparatuses and methods of implementing batch-mode active learning for technology-assisted review (TAR) of documents (e.g., legal documents).

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


Apparatus and method of implementing enhanced batch-mode active learning for technology-assisted review of documents
Patent No. 10535017 

Inventor(s): Chandler L. Burgess (Dallas, TX), Jeffrey A. Johnson (Frisco, TX), Md Ahsan Habib (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Legility Data Solutions, LLC (Nashville, TN)
Law Firm: Johnson, Marcou Isaacs, LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15260538 on 09/09/2016 (1222 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the electronic document review field and, more particularly, to various apparatuses and methods of implementing batch-mode active learning for technology-assisted review (TAR) of documents (e.g., legal documents).

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


Automated financial transactions
Patent No. 10535048 

Inventor(s): Biao Hao (Grapevine, TX), Denzil S. Menezes (Irving, TX), Wade A. Miller (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cuenot, Forsythe Kim, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16164803 on 10/19/2018 (452 days app to issue)

Abstract: Arrangements relate to processing financial transactions on an automated teller machine (ATM). An ATM identifier can be presented on a display of the ATM. An ATM identifier confirmation can be received from a mobile computing device. Responsive to determining that the ATM identifier confirmation matches the identifier presented on the display of the ATM, a customer authentication or a transaction request can be received from the mobile computing device. Responsive to verifying the customer authentication or the transaction request, the transaction request can be processed.

[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]


Mobile payment station system and method
Patent No. 10535058 

Inventor(s): Marwan Monir Afana (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): MOBILE EQUITY CORP. (Solana Beach, CA)
Law Firm: Fenwick West LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14082425 on 11/18/2013 (2248 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile device is used to initiate and execute a transaction between a customer and a merchant. A mobile device is used to initiate a point of sale transaction, wherein a merchant ID is sent to a payment processing server. Responsive to receiving a communication from the mobile device, the payment processing server requests transaction information from the merchant, wherein the merchant is identified based on the provided merchant ID. The merchant can provide transaction information such as the total sale amount to the payment processing server. The payment processing server can authenticate the customer and initiate a purchase transaction with the appropriate financial institutions associated with the customer and the merchant. The payment processing server can send a confirmation of the executed transaction to the merchant and the mobile device.

[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 location based dynamic redirection of advertiser affiliate links for online advertising
Patent No. 10535080 

Inventor(s): Baxter Box (Dallas, TX), Forrest Jordan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): REWARDSTYLE, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13905926 on 05/30/2013 (2420 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method is provided for dynamically managing advertiser affiliate links for online marketing. A global redirect server accepts a visitor”s web browser request for a product or non-product webpage associated with an affiliate network advertiser URL, and returns a corresponding product or non-product webpage to the visitor that is corrected for the visitor”s geographic region if such a webpage exists, or returns the originally requested webpage if it does not. The server determines the visitor”s geographic region based upon request metadata, and can generate a corrected webpage that affords analytic and commission tracking even if no corresponding affiliate network exists in the determined geographic region. The server includes a database for locating products within the determined geographic region that are comparable to the product of the product webpage request, in the event that the exact product is not available in the geographic region.

[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 articulated pose estimation
Patent No. 10535155 

Inventor(s): Qi Zhu (Urbana, IL), Suhas E. Chelian (San Jose, CA), Yaser Sheikh (Pittsburgh, PA), Zhe Cao (Pittsburgh, PA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15791986 on 10/24/2017 (812 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for articulated pose estimation are provided. Some embodiments include training a convolutional neural network for object pose estimation, which includes receiving a two-dimensional training image of an articulated object that has a plurality of components and identifying, from the two-dimensional training image, at least one key point for each of the plurality of components. Some embodiments also include testing the accuracy of the object pose estimation, which includes visualizing a three or more dimensional pose of each of the plurality of components of the articulated object from a two-dimensional testing image and providing data related to the visualization for output.

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


Point cloud compression using non-orthogonal projection
Patent No. 10535161 

Inventor(s): Esmaeil Faramarzi (Richardson, TX), Hossein Najaf-Zadeh (Allen, TX), Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16182465 on 11/06/2018 (434 days app to issue)

Abstract: A decoding device, an encoding device and a method for point cloud decoding is disclosed. The method includes receiving a compressed bitstream. The method also includes decoding the compressed bitstream into 2-D frames that represent a 3-D point cloud. Each of the 2-D frames including a set of patches, and each patch includes a cluster of points of the 3-D point cloud. The cluster of points corresponds to an attribute associated with the 3-D point cloud. One patch of the set of patches, the set of patches, and the 2-D frames correspond to respective access levels representing the 3-D point cloud. The method also includes identifying a first and a second flag. In response to identifying the first and the second flag, the method includes reading the metadata from the bitstream. The method further includes generating, based on metadata and using the sets of 2-D frames, the 3-D point cloud.

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


Vehicle data sharing with interested parties
Patent No. 10535207 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Risberg (Flower Mound, TX), Felipe G. Salles (Garland, TX), Jaya Bharath R. Goluguri (McKinney, TX), Joshua C. Batie (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16370278 on 03/29/2019 (291 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include providing a value to a transport based on sensor data associated the transport.

[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]


Throughput performance for cross temperature handling scenarios
Patent No. 10535383 

Inventor(s): Anantharaj Thalaimalaivanaraj (Bangalore, , IN), Arun Thandapani (Bangalore, , IN), Dharmaraju Marenahally Krishna (Bangalore, , IN), Sainath Viswasarai (Bangalore, , IN), Suman Tenugu (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15908472 on 02/28/2018 (685 days app to issue)

Abstract: A die includes a plurality of memory cells. The die also includes a calculation circuit configured to determine a difference between a write temperature and a read temperature in response to a read request for user data stored in the memory cells. The die further includes a notification circuit configured to signal a cross-temperature condition in response to the difference satisfying a threshold.

[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)


DQS gating in a parallelizer of a memory device
Patent No. 10535387 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Liang Chen (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15891353 on 02/07/2018 (706 days app to issue)

Abstract: Memory devices and methods include receiving data at an input buffer and outputting serial data. The serial shift data is passed toward a serial shift register that shifts its stored data into a data write bus in a parallel format. Serial shift register loading circuitry controls loading of a serial shift register. The serial shift register loading circuitry is configured to receive a data strobe signal and provide the data strobe to the serial shift register to cause the serial shift register to shift in the serial data during a write operation. The serial register loading circuitry includes gating circuitry that is configured to cutoff provision of the data strobe from the serial register loading circuitry based at least in part on a load signal that indicates that the data write bus has been loaded with the serial data in a parallel format.

[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 device write circuitry
Patent No. 10535396 

Inventor(s): Harish N. Venkata (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16049576 on 07/30/2018 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices and methods include, for a memory device, generating a main input-output line signal on a main input-output line using driving circuitry. The main input-output line is coupled to multiple sensing amplifiers. Each of the sensing amplifiers each locally generate a local data line from the main data line. Each of the sensing amplifiers also includes multiple local sensing amplifiers that are selectively coupled to the generated local data line for overwriting data in the respective local sensing amplifiers.

[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)


Dynamic bit-scan techniques for memory device programming
Patent No. 10535401 

Inventor(s): Cynthia Hsu (Milpitas, CA), Henry Chin (Fremont, CA), Lei Lin (Fremont, CA), Zhuojie Li (Newark, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16000413 on 06/05/2018 (588 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus is provided that includes a plurality of memory cells, a programming circuit configured to apply a plurality of programming pulses to the memory cells, and a scanning circuit configured to repeatedly switch between performing an n-state bitscan after each programming pulse until first predetermined criteria are satisfied, and performing an m-state bitscan after each programming pulse until second predetermined criteria are satisfied, where mn, and n0.

[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)


Method for suppressing gate oxide tunnel current in non-volatile memory to reduce disturbs
Patent No. 10535409 

Inventor(s): Aswin N. Mehta (Sugar Land, TX), Clyde F. Dunn (Sugar Land, TX), John H. Macpeak (Garland, TX), Stephen K. Heinrich-Barna (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15394095 on 12/29/2016 (1111 days app to issue)

Abstract: A disturb management technique for a non-volatile memory including first and second memory cells includes programming the first memory cell by applying a first voltage to a first word line coupled to the first memory cell and a second voltage to a terminal, such as a source terminal, shared by the first memory cell and the second memory cell. A non-zero third voltage having the same sign as the second voltage is applied to a second word line coupled to the second memory cell. The applied non-zero third voltage reduces a tunnel current across a gate oxide that insulates the second word line from a substrate of the second memory cell. This results in the second memory cell having a lower likelihood of being disturbed when programming the first memory cell.

[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)


Single pulse verification of memory cells
Patent No. 10535412 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Gerrit Jan Hemink (San Ramon, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Jianzhi Wu (Milpitas, CA), Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15963647 on 04/26/2018 (628 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device includes memory cells coupled to a word line. The memory device includes a controller coupled to the word line. The controller is configured to program the memory cells coupled to the word line. The controller is configured to verify a programmed status of a first subset of the memory cells coupled to the word line and a programmed status of a second subset of the memory cells coupled to the word line, based on the programmed status of the first subset of the memory cells.

[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)


Monitoring data streams and scaling computing resources based on the data streams
Patent No. 10536392 

Inventor(s): Japan Bhatt (Plano, TX), Sunil Kaitha (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16382875 on 04/12/2019 (277 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may determine values for a set of metrics related to a set of event messages being processed, by a set of server devices, from a set of queues. The values for the set of metrics may be determined as the set of event messages are being processed. Each of the set of queues may be associated with a different subset of event messages and a different subset of server devices. The device may determine to scale a quantity of server devices included in the set of server devices. The quantity of server devices may be scaled to increase the quantity of server devices or to decrease the quantity of server devices. The device may provide a set of instructions to scale the quantity of server devices. The device may perform an action to facilitate accessibility of data related to processing of the set of event messages.

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


Thread ownership of keys for hardware-accelerated cryptography
Patent No. 10536441 

Inventor(s): Eric Thierry Peeters (Frisco, TX), Gregory Allen North (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15244208 on 08/23/2016 (1239 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embedded processor with a cryptographic co-processor operating in a multithreading environment, with inter-thread security for cryptography operations. A secure memory block accessible by the co-processor stores a plurality of key entries, each key entry storing data corresponding to a cryptography key, and a thread owner field that identifies an execution thread is associated with that key. A central processing unit issues a call to the co-processor to execute a cryptography operation along with a key identifier for the key to be used, and a thread identifier indicating the current execution thread. The co-processor compares the thread identifier received from the CPU with the thread owner field of the key entry corresponding to the key identifier. If the thread identifier matches the thread owner in the key entry, the key is retrieved from the secure memory block for use by the co-processor for the cryptography operation.

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


Resource configuration discovery and replication system for applications deployed in a distributed computing environment
Patent No. 10536518 

Inventor(s): Akshaya Mahapatra (San Jose, CA), Archana Kumar (Sunnyvale, CA), Jonathan P. Streete (San Jose, CA), Mohit Kshirsagar (Santa Clara, CA), Sazzadul K. Khan (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14947306 on 11/20/2015 (1516 days app to issue)

Abstract: An operations management system includes a processing system and a memory for storing a resource discovery and capture engine, which is executed by the processing system to discover one or more resources associated with an application in a distributed computing environment in which the one or more resources define a platform for execution of the application, and collect resource configuration information for each of the discovered resources. The resource configuration information comprising data sufficient to replicate the platform to another platform for execution of the application. Once the resource configuration information is collected, the engine generates an application deployment plan that includes the collected resource configuration information.

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


 

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HVAC controller having keypad input and method of operation thereof
Patent No. 10533766 

Inventor(s): Darko Hadzidedic (Plano, TX), Sakthi Narayan Kumar Murugesan (Chennai, , IN)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15923208 on 03/16/2018 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: A heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) controller, a method of receiving signals from a keypad and an HVAC system incorporating the controller or the method. In one embodiment, the HVAC controller includes: (1) a keypad having at least first and second banks, (2) a reference signal source configured to generate a time-varying untransformed reference signal and provide the untransformed reference signal to the first bank, (3) transformation circuitry configured to transform the untransformed reference signal into a transformed reference signal and provide the transformed reference signal to the second bank and (4) a processor having interrupt pins coupled to corresponding keys of both the first and second banks and a further interrupt pin coupled to receive one of the untransformed and transformed reference signal.

[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]


Interposer with extruded feed-through vias
Patent No. 10535594 

Inventor(s): Steven Kummerl (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15000884 on 01/19/2016 (1456 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device comprises an interposer with extruded feed-through vias and a semiconductor die. The interposers includes a substrate having a plurality of through-vias. A dielectric liner lining said through-vias. A plurality of feed-thru electrically conducting features provided by a plurality of extruded metal wires within said dielectric liner. A semiconductor die attached to said interposer.

[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)


Lateral MOSFET with buried drain extension layer
Patent No. 10535731 

Inventor(s): Marie Denison (Sunnyvale, CA), Philip L. Hower (Concord, MA), Sameer Pendharkar (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15955122 on 04/17/2018 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit containing an extended drain MOS transistor which has a drift layer, an upper RESURF layer over and contacting an upper surface of the drift layer, and a buried drain extension below the drift layer which is electrically connected to the drift layer at the drain end and separated from the drift layer at the channel end. A lower RESURF layer may be formed between the drift layer and the buried drain extension at the channel end. Any of the upper RESURF layer, the drift layer, the lower RESURF layer and the buried drain extension may have a graded doping density from the drain end to the channel end. A process of forming an integrated circuit containing an extended drain MOS transistor which has the drift layer, the upper RESURF layer, and the buried drain extension.

[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]


Unguarded schottky barrier diodes
Patent No. 10535783 

Inventor(s): Vladimir Frank Drobny (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15615090 on 06/06/2017 (952 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment of the disclosure relates to an unguarded Schottky barrier diode. The diode includes a cathode that has a recessed region and a dielectric interface surface that laterally extends around a perimeter of the recessed region. The diode further includes an anode that conforms to the recessed region. A dielectric layer extends over the dielectric interface surface of the cathode and further extends over a portion of the anode near the perimeter. Other devices and methods are also disclosed.

[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]


Power systems with inverter input voltage control
Patent No. 10536002 

Inventor(s): Dianbo Fu (Frisco, TX), Heping Dai (Plano, TX), Huibin Zhu (Plano, TX), Xiaolin Mao (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15594231 on 05/12/2017 (977 days app to issue)

Abstract: A direct current (DC) bus voltage from a combined output of a plurality of DC power modules is controlled based on an alternating current (AC) voltage of a power grid. The DC bus voltage tracks the AC grid voltage to provide efficient conversion between the DC power sources and the AC grid, even when the amplitude of the AC grid voltage varies. In one example, a variable reference voltage is generated based on a detected AC grid voltage. The reference voltage increases and decreases in proportion to increases and decreases in the AC grid voltage. In this manner, large differences between the bus voltage and the grid voltage are avoided. By closely tracking the two voltages, efficiency in the modulation index for power conversion can be achieved.

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


Battery charging system
Patent No. 10536024 

Inventor(s): Isaac Cohen (Dix Hills, NY)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15340655 on 11/01/2016 (1169 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes a battery charging system configured to charge a battery associated with a mobile device. The battery charging system includes a transformer configured to receive an AC charging current via a charging cable at a primary inductor and to generate an AC secondary current at a secondary inductor. The battery charging system also includes a rectifier system configured to rectify and filter the AC secondary current to generate a DC charging current that is provided to charge the battery.

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


Load shedding in a guided surface wave power delivery system
Patent No. 10536037 

Inventor(s): Basil F. Pinzone, Jr. (Newbury, OH), James D. Lilly (Silver Spring, MD), James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), John Robert Ashcroft (St. Louis, MO), Joseph F. Pinzone (Cornelius, NC), Kenneth L. Corum (Plymouth, NH), Michael W
Assignee(s): CPG Technologies, LLC (Italy, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas |Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16025130 on 07/02/2018 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of load shedding techniques for a guided surface wave power delivery system. In one embodiment, among others, a guided surface waveguide probe is configured to transmit a guided surface wave along a lossy conducting medium; and a load shedding controller device is configured to send load shedding instructions to a plurality of user devices. The load shedding instructions regulate user device consumption of electrical energy provided by the guided surface wave amongst the plurality of user devices by spreading out activation and deactivation of load shedding conservations amongst the plurality of user devices.

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


Voltage conversion and charging from low bipolar input voltage
Patent No. 10536072 

Inventor(s): Nachiket Venkappayya Desai (Portland, OR), Yogesh Kumar Ramadass (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15944833 on 04/04/2018 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a transformer configured with a primary winding and a secondary winding that are driven from a voltage supplied by a thermoelectric generator (TEG). The circuit includes a bipolar startup stage (BSS) coupled to the transformer to generate an intermediate voltage. The BSS includes a first transistor device coupled in series with the primary winding of the transformer to form an oscillator circuit with an inductance of the secondary winding when the voltage supplied by the TEG is positive. A second transistor device coupled to the secondary winding of the transformer enables the oscillator circuit to oscillate when the voltage supplied by the TEG is negative. After startup, a flyback converter stage can be enabled from the intermediate voltage to generate a boosted regulated output voltage.

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


Half-bridge power converter with pre-charging circuit
Patent No. 10536087 

Inventor(s): Del Hilburn (Mesquite, TX), Jin He (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TDK-LAMBDA AMERICAS INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16157604 on 10/11/2018 (460 days app to issue)

Abstract: A half-bridge power converter includes a transformer dividing the half-bridge power converter into a primary side and a secondary side. Disposed on the first side is a first capacitor bank and a second capacitor bank in series with the first capacitor hank, and also a bootstrap capacitor configured to be charged by current flowing through a charging current flowpath. The charging current flowpath extends at least through a pre-charging circuit located on the primary side, the pre-charging circuit being configured to reduce a voltage imbalance between the first capacitor bank and the second capacitor bank. The half-bridge power converter also includes a discharging current flowpath that extends at least through a primary winding of the transformer and the pre-charging circuit.

[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]


Variable gain power amplifiers
Patent No. 10536113 

Inventor(s): Sudipto Chakraborty (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15627249 on 06/19/2017 (939 days app to issue)

Abstract: A variable-gain power amplifying technique includes generating, with a network of one or more reactive components included in an oscillator, a first oscillating signal, and outputting, via one or more taps included in the network of the reactive components, a second oscillating signal. The second oscillating signal has a magnitude that is proportional to and less than the first oscillating signal. The power amplifying technique further includes selecting one of the first and second oscillating signals to use for generating a power-amplified output signal, and amplifying the selected one of the first and second oscillating signals to generate the power-amplified output signal.

[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)


Multi-state packages
Patent No. 10536138 

Inventor(s): Huanzhang Huang (Plano, TX), Jikai Chen (Allen, TX), Md Anwar Sadat (Richardson, TX), Yanli Fan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16130814 on 09/13/2018 (488 days app to issue)

Abstract: In examples, an integrated circuit package comprises a pin exposed externally to the package; at least one resistor coupled to the pin at a first end of the resistor; a first transistor coupled to the at least one resistor at a second end of the resistor and coupled to a voltage source; a second transistor coupled to the at least one resistor at the second end of the resistor and coupled to a ground connection, the at least one resistor and the first and second transistors couple at a first node, the first and second transistors are of different types; and multiple comparators, each of the multiple comparators coupled to a voltage divider network and to the pin.

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


Method and apparatus to CSI reporting using multiple antenna panels in advanced wireless communication systems
Patent No. 10536205 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15961616 on 04/24/2018 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment (UE) for channel state information (CSI) feedback is provided. The UE comprises a transceiver configured to receive, from a base station (BS), configuration information for the CSI feedback, the configuration information indicating a number of antenna panels (N[subscript]g[/subscript]) at the BS and a codebook mode, wherein N[subscript]g[/subscript]1 and each of the antenna panels comprises antenna ports with a first polarization (P[subscript]1[/subscript]) and antenna ports with a second polarization (P[subscript]2[/subscript]). The UE further comprises a processor operably connected to the transceiver, the processor configured to identify the number of antenna panels (N[subscript]g[/subscript]) at the BS, identify a codebook for the CSI feedback based on the codebook mode configured between a first codebook mode and a second codebook mode, and generate the CSI feedback using the identified codebook. The transceiver is further configured to transmit the generated CSI feedback to the BS.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Establishment of packet data network connection via relay user equipment
Patent No. 10536213 

Inventor(s): Devaki Chandramouli (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14903409 on 07/08/2013 (2381 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from the use of relayed packet data connection. Moreover, such communication systems may benefit from methods and systems for the establishment of a packet data network connection for a proximity services user equipment via a relay user equipment. A method can include establishing a packet data network connection between a relay user equipment and a packet data network gateway. The method can also include establishing a relay connection between a proximity services user equipment and the packet data network gateway. The relay connection can be a connection within the packet data network connection.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Phase modulated optical waveguide
Patent No. 10536223 

Inventor(s): Jae Seung Lee (Ann Arbor, MI), Paul Donald Schmalenberg (Ann Arbor, MI), Tsuyoshi Nomura (Novi, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15878905 on 01/24/2018 (720 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to a photonic apparatus. The photonic apparatus including a phase shifter that modulates a light wave propagated within the phase shifter by progressively shifting a phase of the light wave along a length of the phase shifter. The photonic apparatus includes optical outputs operably connected with the phase shifter at intervals along the length of the phase shifter. The optical outputs provide the light wave with different phases according to the intervals at which the optical outputs are spaced on the phase shifter.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Skew compensation for multi-domain clock generation
Patent No. 10536258 

Inventor(s): Charles Kasimer Sestok (Dallas, TX), Hamid Safiri (Plano, TX), Hunsoo Choo (Plano, TX), Jaimin Mehta (Austin, TX), Nikolaus Klemmer (Dallas, TX), Srinadh Madhavapeddi (Dallas, TX), Vijayavardhan Baireddy (Hyderabad, , I
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15996444 on 06/02/2018 (591 days app to issue)

Abstract: Multi-domain clock generation with skew compensation is based on free-running counters in each of the multiple clock domains. Multi-domain clock generation circuitry provides at least first and second domain clocks generated with randomization, each based on an input clock with an input clock frequency, the domain clocks having a relative clock skew that is varied over time in magnitude and direction. A first circuit in a first clock domain, configured for operation with the first domain clock, includes a first free-running counter with a pre-defined first selected roll-over count, to generate a first free-running count (N[b]1[/b](k)) based on the first domain clock. A second circuit in a second clock domain is configured for operation with the second domain clock, and includes a second free-running counter with a pre-defined second selected roll-over count, to generate a second free-running count (N[b]2[/b](k)) based on the second domain clock.

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


Sub-rate phase interpolator based clock data recovery architecture with phase skew correction
Patent No. 10536259 

Inventor(s): Eleazar Walter Kenyon (Tucker, GA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16259823 on 01/28/2019 (351 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sub-rate (such as half-rate I and Q) phase-interpolator based CDR architecture is configured to receive serial data signals and multiple sub-rate clock signals (such as generated by a VCO either integrated or external). The CDR includes multiple phase interpolators to generate, from respective sub-rate clock signals, respective PI (phase-interpolated) sub-rate clock signals. A CDR loop is configured to receive the input data and the PI sub-rate clock signals, and to generate multiple PI control signals, each to control a respective phase interpolator to align the PI sub-rate clock signals to the data edges. A skew-correction loop includes skew detection circuitry to generate a skew error signal from the PI sub-rate clock signals corresponding to a skew error between the PI sub-rate clock signals, and skew-correction offset circuitry to generate, from the skew error signal, a skew-correction offset signal to modify a selected PI control signal.

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


Signed call recording
Patent No. 10536278 

Inventor(s): Gordon Donaldson (Allen, TX), Krishna Balantrapu (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15472885 on 03/29/2017 (1021 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods provide the generation of signed recordings of audio and video calls. The signed recordings include information that may be used to verify the integrity of a purported copy of the recording. The recording may be generated by capturing the audio and/or video from a monitored communication and streaming the captured data to a recording. As the captured data is streamed to the media file used for the recording, a hash value is calculated for each segment of the received data. Information describing the context of the communication may be used to generate another hash value. A digital signature for the recorded call may be generated based on the two combined hash values. Operating in this manner, a signed recording of the communication may be generated while a recording of the communication to a media file is being made, rather than by post-call processing of a stored file.

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


Beamspace nonlinear equalization for spur reduction
Patent No. 10536302 

Inventor(s): Zachary Dunn (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16122733 on 09/05/2018 (496 days app to issue)

Abstract: System and method for beamspace nonlinear equalization in a plurality of parallel channels includes: receiving M parallel signals for transmission by N channels, respectively, wherein M is an integer greater than or equal to 1 and N is an integer greater than 1; performing a linear transfer function on each of the M parallel signal by a finite impulse response (FIR) filter; adding FIR filter tap outputs to each M parallel signals, respectively; phase shifting an output of a respective FIR filter per each of the M parallel signals to generate M intermediate channelized output signals per each of the N channels; summing, by a single summer, the M intermediate channelized output signals across the N channels to produce M channelized polyphase output signals; serializing the M channelized polyphase output signals to generate serialized M polyphase output signals; and equalizing the serialized M polyphase output signals to produce a linearized signal in beamspace.

[H03D] DEMODULATION OR TRANSFERENCE OF MODULATION FROM ONE CARRIER TO ANOTHER (masers, lasers H01S; circuits capable of acting both as modulator and demodulator H03C, e.g. balanced modulators H03C 1/54; details applicable to both modulators and frequency-changers H03C; demodulating pulses which have been modulated with a continuously-variable signal H03K 9/00; transforming types of pulse modulation H03K 11/00; relay systems, e.g. repeater stations H04B 7/14; demodulators adapted for digitally modulated-carrier systems H04L 27/00; synchronous demodulators adapted for colour television H04N 9/66)


Configuration system and method for an integrated computing system
Patent No. 10536349 

Inventor(s): Jeffery J. Hayward (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14986278 on 12/31/2015 (1475 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated computing system configuration system includes a computing system that executes an application to receive one or more user selected design elements (DEs) associated with a customized integrated computing system configuration in which each user selected DE includes abstracted information of a component used in a customized integrated computing system represented by the customized integrated computing system configuration. The application may then obtain an integrated computing system template representing a standardized integrated computing system product configuration, combine the user selected DEs with the established DEs to form the customized integrated computing system configuration, determine whether the customized integrated computing system configuration comprises a valid integrated computing system configuration, and generate a report indicating the results of the determination. The integrated computing system template having a plurality of established DEs representing a plurality of components of the integrated computing system product configuration.

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


Observation platform for using structured communications with cloud computing
Patent No. 10536371 

Inventor(s): Guy R. VanBuskirk (Grapevine, TX), Shiva Cheedella (Dallas, TX), Steven Paul Russell (Menlo Park, CA)
Assignee(s): Theatro Lab, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16286271 on 02/26/2019 (322 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a method of using structured communications in an observation platform with cloud computing, a signal from a first communication device is received by a second communication device associated with a first computer system. The second computer system forwards the signal from the first computer system to a second computer system, wherein the second computer system is physically remote from the first computer system and connected with the first computer system via a network. The second computer system derives context information for the signal, the deriving based on a plurality of factors derived from an analysis of the signal, wherein the plurality of factors comprises a speech to text analysis of the signal, and wherein the second computer system is cloud based. The second computer system determines at least one destination for the signal based on the plurality of factors for the context information.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for controlling secure persistent electronic communication account servicing with an intelligent assistant
Patent No. 10536403 

Inventor(s): Srinaath Thyagarajan (Mckinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Troutman Sanders LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16516862 on 07/19/2019 (179 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]


Techniques for detecting the location of a cable modem using radio frequency channel signature and power level
Patent No. 10536667 

Inventor(s): Hang Jin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15626100 on 06/17/2017 (941 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of a method includes determining a channel signature for each of a plurality of cable devices associated with a selected household; determining whether at least one of the channel signatures is substantially different than the remaining ones of the channel signatures; and if at least one of the channel signatures is substantially different than the remaining ones of the channel signatures, flagging the selected household for potential theft of services review. Additional embodiments may include determining a radio frequency (”RF”) signal power level for each of the cable devices; calculating a sum of the determined RF signal power levels; determining whether the calculated sum is equal to an RF power signal level measured at a tap of the selected household; and if the calculated sum is not equal to the measured RF power signal level, flagging the selected household for potential theft of services review.

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


Chroma quantization parameter extension
Patent No. 10536698 

Inventor(s): Ehsan Maani (San Jose, CA), Jun Xu (Sunnyvale, CA), Kazushi Sato (Kanagawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16111961 on 08/24/2018 (508 days app to issue)

Abstract: The quantization parameters (QP) for Chroma are extended up to and more preferably to the same range as Luma QP (e.g., 0 to 51). Previous, values of Chroma QP only extended up to 39. Techniques are provided for determining extended Chroma QP values (e.g., for Cr and Cb) based on the Luma QP and picture level chroma offsets. In one preferred embodiment, slice level offsets are added making the method particularly well-suited for slice level parallel processing. The extension of Chroma QP enhances functionality, flexibility and friendliness of the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard for various applications.

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


Sample adaptive offset (SAO) parameter signaling
Patent No. 10536722 

Inventor(s): Do-Kyoung Kwon (Allen, TX), Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Minhua Zhou (San Diego, CA), Vivienne Sze (Cambridge, MA), Woo-Shik Kim (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16056215 on 08/06/2018 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for sample adaptive offset (SAO) filtering and SAO parameter signaling in a video encoder is provided that includes determining SAO parameters for largest coding units (LCUs) of a reconstructed picture, wherein the SAO parameters include an indicator of an SAO filter type and a plurality of SAO offsets, applying SAO filtering to the reconstructed picture according to the SAO parameters, and entropy encoding LCU specific SAO information for each LCU of the reconstructed picture in an encoded video bit stream, wherein the entropy encoded LCU specific SAO information for the LCUs is interleaved with entropy encoded data for the LCUs in the encoded video bit stream. Determining SAO parameters may include determining the LCU specific SAO information to be entropy encoded for each LCU according to an SAO prediction protocol.

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


Over-the-top multicast services
Patent No. 10536727 

Inventor(s): Mansoor Ali Shah Mohammed (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15670373 on 08/07/2017 (890 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are provided to receive network resource information pertaining to a network, and generate timeslot information pertaining to a network based on the network resource information. The timeslot information may indicate a date, a time period, a geographic service area, and quality of service parameters in which the network resource is available for use by subscribers of a multicast service to deliver programs. The timeslot information and cost information are published, and the OTT multicast service provisions the delivery of programs using timeslots secured by the subscribers.

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


Automatic security alert system and method using mobile communication devices
Patent No. 10536796 

Inventor(s): Malcolm Wade Pipes (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14273461 on 05/08/2014 (2077 days app to issue)

Abstract: An Automatic Emergency Call Initiator (AECI) initiates an automatic emergency call protocol on a mobile communication system, which can be done using signaling messages. The user uses the AECI to initiate the call on a mobile station. GPS or other location data is automatically determined. Data is stored on an Emergency Notification Server (ENS) associated with an event identifier for easy retrieval or notification to emergency responders. The ENS generates an automated call to a call center and also supports the automatic emergency call protocol by storing GPS and identifying info on mobile stations meeting location criteria of the AECI initiated call. The ENS can also tag a mobile station to continue tracking mobile stations coming within a specified distance of the mobile station. A security alert protocol for predetermined mobile stations detected by a network can also be implemented using the ENS.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Secure network authentication at a gateway for non-internet protocol enabled devices
Patent No. 10536853 

Inventor(s): Alejandro Martin Lampropulos (Barcelona, , ES), Arvind Kandhalu Raghu (Plano, TX), Ramanuja Vedantham (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15449858 on 03/03/2017 (1047 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for network authentication of wireless devices at a gateway is provided that includes scanning a wireless network by the gateway to discover unjoined wireless devices, joining a discovered wireless device to the gateway using a non-internet protocol implemented by the wireless device, wherein the joining results in an encrypted connection between the gateway and the wireless device, and authenticating the discovered wireless device to the gateway via the encrypted connection, wherein authentication is performed according to an authentication protocol of a network protocol management layer of the gateway.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Enhancement of a cell reselection parameter in heterogeneous networks
Patent No. 10536880 

Inventor(s): Hongyan Lei (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16159184 on 10/12/2018 (459 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cell reselection procedure in heterogeneous networks is enhanced based on utilization of per category cell reselection parameters. In one aspect, a serving access point can categorize a set of neighbor access points based on cell-type and/or cell-profile data of a set of neighbor access points. Further, the serving access point can determine cell reselection parameters for the different categories. As an example, offset data (Qoffset) can be determined for the different categories. The per category cell reselection parameters can be transmitted to user equipment coupled to the serving access point to facilitate cell reselection. In one example, the per category cell reselection parameters reduce operational costs associated with processing and transmission of system parameters.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Self configuration and optimization of cell neighbors in wireless telecommunications
Patent No. 10536883 

Inventor(s): Harald Kallin (Sollentuna, , SE), Johan Moe (Mantorp, , SE)
Assignee(s): Unwired Planet, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16135462 on 09/19/2018 (482 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile terminal assists in the updating of a neighbor cell list associated with a first cell of a wireless telecommunications network. The list comprises elements that identify other cells that have a neighbor cell relationship with the first cell. The mobile terminal comprises a radio transceiver; and a controller coupled to the radio transceiver.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Using estimated time drift to determine keep alive periodicity in synchronized networks
Patent No. 10536891 

Inventor(s): Ariton E. Xhafa (Plano, TX), Jianwei Zhou (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16024336 on 06/29/2018 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a node in a wireless network is provided that includes computing an estimated time drift between the node and a parent node of the node, and using the estimated time drift and a number of hops between the node and a root node of the wireless network to determine a keep alive period for the node.

[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)


Access agnostic control plane
Patent No. 10536893 

Inventor(s): Devaki Chandramouli (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15764043 on 09/27/2016 (1204 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of control plane messaging between a user equipment and a network element in a core network in which Non-Access Stratum protocol layer messages are sent in a Non-Access Stratum protocol layer wherein an Ethernet convergence sublayer is provided between the Non-Access Stratum protocol layer and a radio protocol layer. Systems, apparatuses, and computer program products for control plane messaging are also provided.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Uplink transmissions for dual connectivity
Patent No. 10536905 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15897070 on 02/14/2018 (699 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for a User Equipment (UE) configured by a Master enhanced NodeB (MeNB) for operation with dual connectivity to a Secondary eNB (SeNB) to determine a power for transmission to the MeNB and a power for transmission to the SeNB in a subframe when a total power the UE determines according to power control processes for transmission to the MeNB and for transmission to the SeNB exceeds a maximum transmission power in the subframe. Methods and apparatus are also provided for the MeNB to select one or more antenna ports the UE uses to transmit to the MeNB and inform the selected antenna ports to the UE.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Dual connectivity for different access networks
Patent No. 10536917 

Inventor(s): Devaki Chandramouli (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15548463 on 02/03/2015 (1806 days app to issue)

Abstract: There are provided measures for improvements in dual connectivity for different access networks. Such measures exemplarily comprise providing control in a control plane for a terminal (UE) for access to a first access network (5G), wherein a coverage of the first access network (5G) at least partly overlaps a coverage of a second access network (4G), the terminal is capable of having access to the first access network (5G) and to the second access network (4G) in parallel, and access for the terminal to a respective access network (4G, 5G) is routed in a user plane via a respective distinct access network entity (eNB, SGAP) and to a respective (compatible) gateway (S-GW, uGW).

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for supporting inter-band carrier aggregation with different UL/DL TDD configurations
Patent No. 10536964 

Inventor(s): Jun Li (Richardson, TX), Yiping Wang (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15970576 on 05/03/2018 (621 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some implementations, a method of wireless communications between a wireless communications network and wireless user equipment includes receiving, using a primary Time Division Duplex (TDD) configuration, data on a primary component carrier in a first frequency band. Using a secondary TDD configuration, data on a secondary component carrier is received in a second frequency band different from the first frequency band. A Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) for data received on the secondary component carrier is transmitted using a supplemental TDD configuration. A transmission or retransmission on the secondary component carrier uses a supplemental TDD configuration as well. The supplemental TDD configuration is different from the secondary TDD configuration. Furthermore, an uplink supplemental configuration may be different from a downlink supplemental configuration.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Partial port hybrid CSI feedback for MIMO wireless communication systems
Patent No. 10536969 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Richardson, TX), Yang Li (Plano, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16186258 on 11/09/2018 (431 days app to issue)

Abstract: The method comprises receiving periodic CSI feedback configuration information including a periodicity value and an offset value corresponding to a first CSI report, and at least one periodicity value and at least one offset value corresponding to a second CSI report, measuring a first CSI reference signal (CSI-RS) and a second CSI-RS configured for a periodic CSI reporting based on at least two different enhanced MIMO types (eMIMO-Types), generating the first CSI report and the second CSI report for the first eMIMO-Type and the second eMIMO-Type, respectively, determining a periodic reporting interval for each of the first CSI report and the second CSI report, and reporting the first and second CSI reports based on the determined periodic reporting intervals using a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) format 2 or a PUCCH format 3 or a combination of the PUCCH format 2 and the PUCCH format 3.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Electrical panel enclosure including baffle to inhibit water ingress
Patent No. 10537038 

Inventor(s): Jason S. Mevius (McKinney, TX), Ken Huggins (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Eaton Intelligent Power Limited (Dublin, , IE)
Law Firm: Stinson LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15816764 on 11/17/2017 (788 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrical panel enclosure includes a baffle secured to an enclosure body. The baffle is between a first door gasket and a first side door flange of the first door to impede liquid flow toward the first door gasket when the first door is in the closed position. The baffle is also between a second door gasket and a second side door flange of a second door to impede liquid flow toward the second door gasket when the second door is in the closed position.

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


DESIGN PATENTS

Universal bracket assembly
Patent No. D872559 

Inventor(s): Dwight David Harms (Little Elm, TX), Timothy Francis Hall (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): TRINITY INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS, LLC (Little Elm, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29674304 on 12/20/2018 (390 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ring
Patent No. D872626 

Inventor(s): LoriAnn Vaughan Biggers (Southlake, TX), Rotem Fartook (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BELLA VAUGHAN, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Beusse Wolter Sanks Maire, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29611722 on 07/25/2017 (903 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ring
Patent No. D872627 

Inventor(s): LoriAnn Vaughan Biggers (Southlake, TX), Rotem Fartook (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BELLA VAUGHAN, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Beusse Wolter Sanks Maire, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29611724 on 07/25/2017 (903 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Driver side speaker enclosure
Patent No. D872708 

Inventor(s): Gerald Kirkland (Kaufman, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: William Lovin Assoc., LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29631956 on 01/04/2018 (740 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display device with graphical user interface having a progress indicator animation
Patent No. D872737 

Inventor(s): Nathan Bailey (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Intuit Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29612141 on 07/28/2017 (900 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with animated graphical user interface
Patent No. D872767 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Skylar Radcliffe (Carrollton, TX), Bryan Joseph Tamayo (Allen, TX), Geoffrey Wayne Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Richard Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Staevan Alan Duckworth (The Colony, TX, U
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29690665 on 05/09/2019 (250 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Portable air purifier
Patent No. D872846 

Inventor(s): Chad Recer (Frisco, TX), Deborah Jessup (Pittsburgh, PA)
Assignee(s): THE PURE COMPANY GLOBAL, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Workman Nydegger (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29661770 on 08/30/2018 (502 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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