Dallas Invents: 110 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 26

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 13 for patents out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Asphalt Sciences' method of dissolving tire rubber
• Bell's aircraft with autonomous and remote flight control capabilities
• IBM's intelligent driving recommendation system
• Toyota's systems for locally aligning map data
• Verizon's wireless infrastructure with distributed fiber networks
• Avaya's method for securing account access by verifying account with email provider

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 Feb. 26, 2019 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

110 patents granted    Ranked No. 13 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

FutureWei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 13
Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas) 13
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 7
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 4
SanDisk Technologies(Plano) 3
Luraco, Inc. (Arlington) 2

UNASSIGNED PATENTS 7


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Lee D. Whetsel (Parker) 4
Glenn A. Wellbrock (Wylie) 2
Kevin J. Anderson (Plano) 2
Kevin Le (Richland Hills) 2
Thanh Le (Grand Prairie) 2
Tiejun J. Xia (Richardson) 2


FIRST SEEN 
Examples of companies that may be originating a patent in the region for the first time.

BASE 4 Ventures
Patent No. D0841401
Grill trivet

FIO Semiconductor Technologies

Patent No. 10216569
Systems and methods for adaptive data storage

Tactile Display
Patent No. 10216279
Interactive display with tactile feedback

WSD LED INC
Patent No. D0841871
Lighting fixture


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

214 days
FMCW radar system on a chip measuring phase noise
Patent No. 10215841
Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)

2,569 days
System and method for real-time measurement of sleep quality
Patent No. 10213152
The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

System and method for real-time measurement of sleep quality
Patent No. 10213152 

Inventor(s): Lakshman S. Tamil (Plano, TX), Majdi Bsoul (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Talem IP Law, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13396520 on 02/14/2012 (2569 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of the invention is directed to a method for the real time monitoring and measurement of sleep quality of a subject comprising the steps of; obtaining information from the subject using sensory signals; analyzing the information contained within the signals using signal processing and artificial intelligence; and using the analyzed information to create a protocol to improve the sleep quality of the subject. Another embodiment of the invention is directed to a system for real time monitoring and measurement of sleep quality of a subject comprising: a means for obtaining sensory information from the subject; a means for transmitting the sensory information; a means for analyzing the sensory information; and a means for creating a protocol to improve the sleep quality of the subject.

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


Topical skin compositions for treating wrinkles
Patent No. 10213377 

Inventor(s): David Gan (Southlake, TX), Michelle Hines (Hickory Creek, TX), Tiffany Florence (Dallas, TX), Wanli Zhao (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15800978 on 11/01/2017 (482 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of stimulating adipogenesis in a person”s skin is disclosed. The method can include topically applying to skin in need thereof, a composition comprising an effective amount of [i]Commiphora mukul [/i]resin or an extract thereof that includes oleo gum resin, wherein adipogenesis in the person”s skin is stimulated.

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


Crenolanib for treating FLT3 mutated proliferative disorders
Patent No. 10213423 

Inventor(s): Vinay K. Jain (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): AROG PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15715274 on 09/26/2017 (518 days app to issue)

Abstract:

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


Role of N-2-hydroxy-ethyl-piperazine-N-2-ethane sulfonic acid (HEPES) in pain control and reversal of demyelinization injury
Patent No. 10213425 

Inventor(s): Ivan E. Danhof (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): BESPOKE BIOSCIENCE, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15725007 on 10/04/2017 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: Compositions and therapeutic uses of HEPES and derivatives in the treatment of pain associated with cancers and side-effects including post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment are disclosed herein. HEPES is also used to treat neurodegenerative and neurological diseases, demyelinization injuries, and side-effects and withdrawal symptoms associated with benzodiazepines, anti-depressants, and other neurological agents.

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


Methods for enhancing exposure therapy using pairing with vagus nerve stimulation
Patent No. 10213577 

Inventor(s): Christa Mcintyre Rodriguez (Richardson, TX), Michael P. Kilgard (Richardson, TX), Navzer Dara Engineer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): MICROTRANSPONDER, INC. (Austin, TX), THE BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Hauptman Ham, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14808509 on 07/24/2015 (1313 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a method of enhancing exposure therapy comprising providing an exposure therapy to a patient and stimulating the patient”s vagus nerve at the same time as the exposure therapy. Also disclosed is a post-traumatic stress disorder therapy method comprising providing an exposure event to a patient and stimulating the patient”s vagus nerve during the exposure event. Also disclosed is a phobia disorder therapy method comprising providing an extinction event to a patient and stimulating the patient”s vagus nerve during the exposure event. Also disclosed is an obsessive compulsive disorder therapy method comprising providing a therapy event to a patient and stimulating the patient”s vagus nerve during the therapy event. Also disclosed is an addiction disorder therapy method comprising providing a therapy event to a patient and stimulating the patient”s vagus nerve during the therapy event.

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


Wireless tissue stimulation devices
Patent No. 10213599 

Inventor(s): Jung-chih Chiao (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Nexsen Pruet, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15022382 on 09/23/2014 (1617 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, wireless gastrointestinal stimulations are described herein. In some embodiments, a system described herein comprises at least one transmitter and at least one stimulation device. The transmitter can include a signal generator operable to generate an electromagnetic signal, a first antenna operable to broadcast the electromagnetic signal, and an energy source. The at least one stimulation device is operable to deliver a pattern of electrical pulses to a gastrointestinal tissue comprising a muscle, and the stimulation device includes a circuit board having a circumference, at least one second antenna wrapped around the circumference of the circuit board, the at least one second antenna being configured to receive the electromagnetic signal and to generate an electrical current from the electromagnetic signal, and at least one electrode operable to deliver the electrical current to the muscle.

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


Arbitrary waveform generator and neural stimulation application with scalable waveform feature and charge balancing
Patent No. 10213603 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey A. Weisgarber (Jewett, OH), Richard J. Polefko (Parma, OH), Stephen C. Trier (Mayfield Heights, OH)
Assignee(s): NUVECTRA CORPORATION (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15584867 on 05/02/2017 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, device and/or system for generating arbitrary waveforms of a desired shape that can be used for generating a stimulation pulse for medical purposes such as for spinal cord stimulation therapy, including the option of using such arbitrary waveforms for charge balancing purposes.

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


Treatment delivery control system and method of operation thereof
Patent No. 10213626 

Inventor(s): Stephen L. Spotts (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15152479 on 05/11/2016 (1021 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for control of a charged particle cancer therapy system. A treatment delivery control system is used to directly control multiple subsystems of the cancer therapy system without direct communication between selected subsystems, which enhances safety, simplifies quality assurance and quality control, and facilitates programming. For example, the treatment delivery control system directly controls one or more of: an imaging system, a positioning system, an injection system, a radio-frequency quadrupole system, a ring accelerator or synchrotron, an extraction system, a beam line, an irradiation nozzle, a gantry, a display system, a targeting system, and a verification system. Generally, the control system integrates subsystems and/or integrates output of one or more of the above described cancer therapy system elements with inputs of one or more of the above described cancer therapy system elements.

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


Golf shaft
Patent No. 10213666 

Inventor(s): Blair M. Philip (Dallas, TX), Byron H. Adams (Indian Wells, CA), James P. MacKay (Littleton, MA), Jeffrey T. Halstead (Wylie, TX), Robert E. Stephens (Fort Worth, TX), Trever M. Napier (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): BREAKTHROUGH GOLF TECHNOLOGY LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Dawsey Co., LPA (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15884683 on 01/31/2018 (391 days app to issue)

Abstract: A golf shaft having a butt portion joined to a tip portion by a coupler and possessing unique relationships, including rigidity relationships, which provide beneficial performance characteristics including improved stability.

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


Simulated indirect fire system and method
Patent No. 10213679 

Inventor(s): George Carter (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15698615 on 09/07/2017 (537 days app to issue)

Abstract: An indirect fire simulation system includes a plurality of communication devices where each communication device is associated with a separate player. Each communication device includes a location services device for determining a location of the communication device which is communicated to a game server. The locations of all the communication devices are revealed to all the communication devices. Each communication device includes a directional orientation mechanism used when creating a targeting solution of a simulated indirect fire weapon. A processor is used for determining if a simulated targeting of another player by a simulated indirect fire weapon is a hit or miss based on the location indicia of a shooting communication device and the directional orientation of the shooting communication device. The targeting solution may be determined by aligning an aiming vector over the targeted communication device shown on a display of the shooting communication device.

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


Bearing and shaft assembly for jet assemblies
Patent No. 10215178 

Inventor(s): Kevin Le (Richland Hills, TX), Thanh Le (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): Luraco, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Hoang Steve Ngo, Esq. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15854747 on 12/26/2017 (427 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved bearing and shaft assembly includes a bearing assembly having an outer bearing member and an inner bearing member, and a shaft assembly having a shaft member, a shaft protection member, and a locking mechanism. The outer bearing member has a cavity for receiving the inner bearing member, and fits within a cavity of an impeller. The shaft assembly is secured within a housing of a jet assembly. The shaft protection member has a cavity for receiving the shaft member. The shaft protection member fits within the cavity of the inner bearing member. Also, a jet assembly, which includes the improved bearing and shaft assembly, may be coupled to a motor assembly. The jet assembly further includes the housing that includes at least one inlet aperture and at least one outlet aperture, and an impeller positioned within a cavity of the housing.

[A61H] PHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY (electrotherapy, magnetotherapy, radiation therapy, ultrasound therapy A61N)


Game live auction system and method of operation
Patent No. 10217324 

Inventor(s): Charles B. Humphreyson (Dallas, TX), Emmitt J. Smith, III (Dallas, TX), Haroon I. Alvi (Dallas, TX), Richard L. Lackey (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): PROVA GROUP, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15595847 on 05/15/2017 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for conducting a raffle comprising reading an item identifier from an identification tag affixed to an item at an equipment management system, prior to an event related to the item. The raffle notification data is then transmitted to users after the event has occurred. A plurality of raffle ticket purchase requests are then received from the plurality of devices and are processed. The raffle tickets are then delivered to the plurality of devices, such as in electronic form. One of the raffle tickets is then selected, and winning notification data is transmitted to the associated device. The winner can authenticate the winning item by reading the identification tag affixed to the item after the event at the equipment management system.

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


 

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

AC cut cycles for vehicle air conditioning control based on high ambient temperature
Patent No. 10214078 

Inventor(s): David W. Cosgrove (Royal Oak, MI), Hidekazu Hirabayashi (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15298235 on 10/20/2016 (859 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can reduce a load applied to a vehicle powertrain during certain conditions. The system can include a fixed compressor operable between an ON state and in an OFF state. Systems and methods can determine whether an engine water temperature meets a forced HVAC recirculation intake threshold. Responsive to determining that the engine water temperature meets the forced HVAC recirculation intake threshold, it can be determined if the engine water temperature meets a high water temperature threshold. Responsive to determining that the engine water temperature meets the high water temperature threshold, it can be determined if an ambient temperature meets an ambient temperature threshold. Responsive to determining that the ambient temperature does not meet the ambient temperature threshold, the compressor can be operated according to an AC cut cycle.

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


Passenger seat
Patent No. 10214127 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey P. Wegenka (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Safran Seats USA LLC (Gainesville, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15597622 on 05/17/2017 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described are passenger seat assemblies including spreaders with a transitional region having a forward surface with a radius of curvature of about 3.5 to 3.7 inches and an aft surface with an angular profile configured so that the aft surface is located forward of a plane formed by a surface of the at least one seat back in a fully upright position. The passenger seat assemblies also include leg assemblies with a forward leg portion having a forward surface that is substantially aligned with a forward base frame tube, and an aft surface with an angular profile having a shape of an ”r.”

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


Intelligent driving recommendation system
Patent No. 10214220 

Inventor(s): Diana P. Cabrera (Flower Mound, TX), Gregory S. Jones (Lewisville, TX), Marco A. Benavides (Lewisville, TX), Stephanie De La Fuente (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15281216 on 09/30/2016 (879 days app to issue)

Abstract: An indication from an identification device is received. The indication includes identification information for each user of one or more users in a vehicle. The identification device is found in the vehicle. Whether the identification information for each user of the one or more users is correct is determined. Responsive to determining the identification information for any user of the one or more users is incorrect, a manager of the vehicle is notified.

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


Aircraft having autonomous and remote flight control capabilities
Patent No. 10214285 

Inventor(s): John Richard McCullough (Fort Worth, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15200211 on 07/01/2016 (970 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, an aircraft includes a flying frame having an airframe with first and second wing members having a plurality of pylons extending therebetween, a distributed propulsion system including a plurality of propulsion assemblies securably attached to the airframe and a flight control system operably associated with the distributed propulsion system. The flying frame has a vertical takeoff and landing mode with the wing members disposed in generally the same horizontal plane and a forward flight mode with the wing members disposed in generally the same vertical plane. The flight control system is operable to command the propulsion assemblies responsive to at least one of remote flight control, autonomous flight control and combinations thereof.

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


Method and system for maximizing the thermal properties of a thermoelectric cooler and use therewith in association with hybrid cooling
Patent No. 10215454 

Inventor(s): Tony Quisenberry (Highland Village, TX)
Assignee(s): ThermoTek, Inc. (Flower Mound, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15227491 on 08/03/2016 (937 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cooling system including a first cooling apparatus thermally exposed to a space to be cooled. The cooling system further includes a second cooling apparatus thermally exposed to the space to be cooled and thermally exposed to the first cooling apparatus. Heat discharged from the second cooling apparatus powers the first cooling apparatus.

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


 

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

Thixotropic gel or liquid for friction control and method of using the same
Patent No. 10214225 

Inventor(s): Alejandro Medrano (Garland, TX), David Birdwell (Garland, TX), Kelvin Chiddick (British Colombia, , CA), Kyle Wilson (Garland, TX), Randall Krinker (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Whitmore Manufacturing, LLC (Rockwall, TX)
Law Firm: Jones Delflache LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15482556 on 04/07/2017 (690 days app to issue)

Abstract: A friction control composition having high and positive frictional properties for sliding steel surfaces includes a water insoluble hydrocarbon that enables a reduced water content, a rheological additive, a freezing point depressant, a friction modifier, and a lubricant.

[C10M] LUBRICATING COMPOSITIONS (well drilling compositions C09K 8/02); USE OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES EITHER ALONE OR AS LUBRICATING INGREDIENTS IN A LUBRICATING COMPOSITION (mould release, i.e. separating, agents for metals B22C 3/00, for plastics or substances in a plastic state, in general B29C 33/56, for glass C03B 40/02; textile lubricating compositions D06M 11/00, D06M 13/00, D06M 15/00; immersion oils for microscopy G02B 21/33) [4]


Dissolving tire rubber
Patent No. 10214617 

Inventor(s): Hashem Hashemi (Irving, TX), Joseph Randall Bruns (Scurry, TX)
Assignee(s): ASPHALT SCIENCES, LLC. (Reno, NV)
Law Firm: Kerr IP Group, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15283821 on 10/03/2016 (876 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for generating a dissolving rubber compound in asphalt is described. The method includes receiving an asphalt compound and heating the asphalt compound to approximately 320 F. to 420 F. The method then proceeds to add a tire rubber compound to the asphalt compound. The asphalt compound and the tire rubber compound are mixed for approximately 5 minutes to 240 minutes. The dissolved rubber compound is generated by heating a mixture of the asphalt compound and the tire rubber to approximately 525 F.-700 F. The dissolved rubber compound is then cooled.

[C08J] WORKING-UP; GENERAL PROCESSES OF COMPOUNDING; AFTER-TREATMENT NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C08B, C08C, C08F, C08G or C08H (working, e.g. shaping, of plastics B29) [2]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Shear mechanism with preferential shear orientation
Patent No. 10214998 

Inventor(s): Aihua Liang (Plano, TX), David Joe Steele (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14768510 on 11/13/2014 (1566 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example whipstock assembly includes a whipstock providing a ramped surface and a longitudinal groove defined in the ramped surface. A lead mill is coupled to the whipstock with a shear fastener that provides resilience against premature shearing under torsional loads between the lead mill and the whipstock, while providing susceptibility to shearing under a predetermined axial load.

[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

 

Combustion engine linkage systems
Patent No. 10215090 

Inventor(s): Wesley E. Pettinger (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15201988 on 07/05/2016 (966 days app to issue)

Abstract: Combustion engine linkage mechanisms providing a longer piston stroke enabling high compression ratios without compromising the size or weight of the engine. The mechanisms accommodate different engine compression and expansion ratios to optimize thermodynamic efficiency for different loading conditions on demand.

[F02B] INTERNAL-COMBUSTION PISTON ENGINES; COMBUSTION ENGINES IN GENERAL (cyclically operating valves therefor F01L; lubricating internal-combustion engines F01M; gas-flow silencers or exhaust apparatus therefor F01N; cooling of internal-combustion engines F01P; internal-combustion turbines F02C; plants in which engines use combustion products F02C, F02G)


Fluid pump for dispensing a fluid to a setting or work environment
Patent No. 10215177 

Inventor(s): Kevin Le (Richland Hills, TX), Thanh Le (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): Luraco, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15833569 on 12/06/2017 (447 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fluid pump for dispensing a fluid to a setting or work environment is disclosed. A fluid pump having a contactless, fluid sensor and for use with a liner is also disclosed. The pump includes a jet assembly, a motor assembly, and a contactless, fluid sensor. The pump may further include a mounting housing member, a gasket or seal, and a liner when a liner is not already present. The jet assembly is coupled to or secured about the motor assembly. The jet assembly includes a jet assembly housing, and preferably also includes a printed circuit board (PCB), a PCB cover, a shaft assembly, and an impeller. The jet assembly housing includes a base, a top cover, an impeller-receiving chamber, at least one inlet aperture, and at least one outlet aperture. A pump apparatus that includes a pump as described, a power source, and/or a control apparatus is further disclosed.

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


Modular system
Patent No. 10215383 

Inventor(s): Christopher Grider (Dallas, TX), Derek Smith (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TTP Holdings, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15989559 on 05/25/2018 (277 days app to issue)

Abstract: A modular system may include a plurality of magnets that may be provided to self-align a casing with an accessory. Self-alignment of the casing and the accessory may provide a secure connection of the casing with the accessory. At least one detent and at least one locking arm may mate and lock the casing against the accessory in a mounted position. The at least one detent and the at least one locking arm may unlock in an insertion position. Self-alignment may occur when a first set of magnets attracts a second set of magnets in which opposite polarities attract and automatically initiate movement of the casing towards the accessory.

[F21K] LIGHT SOURCES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Heat pump system having a maximum percent demand re-calculation algorithm controller
Patent No. 10215464 

Inventor(s): Eric Berg (The Colony, TX), Pete Hrejsa (Carrollton, TX), Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15673839 on 08/10/2017 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: One aspect presents a controller that comprises a control board, a microprocessor located on and electrically coupled to the control board, and a memory coupled to the microprocessor and located on and electrically coupled to the control board. The controller is configured to receive an operating parameter signal and recalculate a first maximum heating % demand to a second maximum heating % demand that is greater than the first maximum heating % demand, when a value of the operating parameter signal exceeds a predetermined value, and operate the HP system based on the second maximum heating % demand.

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


Systems and methods for low load compressor operations
Patent No. 10215465 

Inventor(s): Hongxiang Chen (Jiangsu, , CN), Yang Xie (Jiangsu, , CN), Zhi Zhang (Jiangsu, , CN)
Assignee(s): Heatcraft Refrigeration Products LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14927543 on 10/30/2015 (1215 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present application provides a low load operating system for a refrigeration system having a compressor, a condenser, an expansion valve, and an evaporator. The low load operating system may include a hot gas bypass line extending from a discharge side of the compressor to a suction side of the compressor and a desuperheat line extending from upstream of the expansion valve to the suction side of the compressor.

[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)


 

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Signal conditioning circuit for a light sensor, a sensor arrangement and a method for signal conditioning for a light sensor
Patent No. 10215627 

Inventor(s): Gonggui Xu (Plano, TX), Lloyd Hasley (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ams AG (Unterpremstaetten, , AT)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14195801 on 03/03/2014 (1821 days app to issue)

Abstract: A signal conditioning circuit for a light sensor, in particular for an ambient light sensor, comprises a first integration stage (INT[b]1[/b]) connected to a first sensor input (IN[b]1[/b]) to receive a first and second sensor signal and a second integration stage (INT[b]2[/b]) comprising a coupling input (IN[b]2[/b]) to receive from the first integration stage (INT[b]1[/b]) a first and second integrated sensor signal. A coupling stage (S[b]3[/b], C[b]5[/b]) is connecting the first and second integration stages (INT[b]1[/b], INT[b]2[/b]) and is designed to generate a difference signal from consecutively received integrated first and second integrated sensor signals. A sensor arrangement and a method for signal conditioning for a light sensor is also presented.

[G01J] MEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY [2]


IC interposer with tap, multiplexers, stimulus generator and response collector
Patent No. 10215774 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15590199 on 05/09/2017 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for improving silicon interposers to include test circuitry for testing stacked die mounted on the interposer. The improvement allows for the stacked die to be selectively tested by an external tester or by the test circuitry included in the interposer.

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


Multi-layer, multi-material micro-scale and millimeter-scale devices with enhanced electrical and/or mechanical properties
Patent No. 10215775 

Inventor(s): Adam L. Cohen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14986500 on 12/31/2015 (1153 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention are directed to electrochemical fabrication methods for forming structures or devices (e.g. microprobes for use in die level testing of semiconductor devices) from a core material and a shell or coating material that partially coats the surface of the structure. Other embodiments are directed to electrochemical fabrication methods for producing structures or devices (e.g. microprobes) from a core material and a shell or coating material that completely coats the surface of each layer from which the probe is formed including interlayer regions. Additional embodiments of the invention are directed to electrochemical fabrication methods for forming structures or devices (e.g. microprobes) from a core material and a shell or coating material wherein the coating material is located around each layer of the structure without locating the coating material in inter-layer regions.

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


IC TAP, SAP state machine stepping on TCK falling edge
Patent No. 10215805 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16037649 on 07/17/2018 (224 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for providing a shadow access port within a device. The shadow access port is accessed to perform operations in the device by reusing the TDI, TMS, TCK and TDO signals that are used to operate a test access port within the device. The presence and operation of the shadow access port is transparent to the presence and operation of the test access port. According to the disclosure, the shadow access port operates on the falling edge of the TCK signal while the test access port conventionally operates on the rising edge of the TCK signal.

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


Decompressed/compressed data parallel scan paths with tap decoded shift/scan clocks
Patent No. 10215806 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15824303 on 11/28/2017 (455 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes novel methods and apparatuses for accessing test compression architectures (TCA) in a device using either a parallel or serial access technique. The serial access technique may be controlled by a device tester or by a JTAG controller. Further the disclosure provides an approach to access the TCA of a device when the device exists in a daisy-chain arrangement with other devices, such as in a customer”s system. Additional embodiments are also provided and described in the disclosure.

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


Decompressed/compressed data parallel scan paths with input/output shift register, SCI/SCO
Patent No. 10215807 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15892664 on 02/09/2018 (382 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes novel methods and apparatuses for accessing test compression architectures (TCA) in a device using either a parallel or serial access technique. The serial access technique may be controlled by a device tester or by a JTAG controller. Further the disclosure provides an approach to access the TCA of a device when the device exists in a daisy-chain arrangement with other devices, such as in a customer”s system. Additional embodiments are also provided and described in the disclosure.

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


FMCW radar system on a chip measuring phase noise
Patent No. 10215841 

Inventor(s): Brian Paul Ginsburg (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16047340 on 07/27/2018 (214 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cascaded radar system is provided that includes a master radar system-on-a-chip (SOC) with transmission signal generation circuitry and a slave radar SOC coupled to an output of the master radar SOC to receive a signal from the transmission signal generation circuitry of the master SOC. In this system, the slave radar SOC is operable to measure phase noise in the signal received from the transmission signal generation circuitry of the master SOC.

[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


Compact chip scale LIDAR solution
Patent No. 10215846 

Inventor(s): Daniel Nelson Carothers (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14947249 on 11/20/2015 (1194 days app to issue)

Abstract: A LIDAR system includes a static monolithic LIDAR transceiver, a collimating optic, and a first rotatable wedge prism. The static monolithic LIDAR transceiver is configured to transmit a laser beam and receive reflected laser light from a first target object. The collimating optic is configured to narrow the transmitted laser beam to produce a collimated laser beam. The first rotatable wedge prism is configured to steer the collimated laser beam in a direction of the first target object based on the first rotatable wedge prism being in a first position.

[G01C] MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY (measuring liquid level G01F; radio navigation, determining distance or velocity by use of propagation effects, e.g. Doppler effect, propagation time, of radio waves, analogous arrangements using other waves G01S)


Track for vehicle environment sensors
Patent No. 10215861 

Inventor(s): John H. Marcoux (Ypsilanti, MI), Michael J. Delp (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15219646 on 07/26/2016 (945 days app to issue)

Abstract: Arrangements related to sensing systems and methods are described. A sensing system can include a sensor track and one or more sensors. The sensor track can be operatively connected to a vehicle surface, such as at least a portion of a perimeter of a roof of a vehicle. The one or more sensors can be operatively connected to the sensor track such that the one or more sensors move along the sensor track while scanning an environment of the vehicle. The sensing systems can include a controller operatively connected to the one or more sensors to control the movement of the one or more sensors along the sensor track. The controller can also receive signals from the one or more sensors relating to the environment. In one or more arrangements, the one or more sensors can include LIDAR sensors.

[G01C] MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY (measuring liquid level G01F; radio navigation, determining distance or velocity by use of propagation effects, e.g. Doppler effect, propagation time, of radio waves, analogous arrangements using other waves G01S)


Securing a touch sensor assembly for a touch button within a device
Patent No. 10216234 

Inventor(s): Dongtai Liu (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15632297 on 06/23/2017 (613 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus to secure a touch sensor assembly for a device touch button (such as for a mobile communications device). A touch sensor slot IS integral with the device at the touch button area. A touch sensor assembly includes a touch flex sensor, and at least three alternating front-side and back-side flexible spacer elements attached to the touch flex sensor. The touch flex sensor can be secured within the touch sensor slot, and spaced from the front-side and back-side slot walls by respectively the front-side and back-side spacer elements. An elastic insulator material is introduced into the touch sensor slot surrounding the touch flex sensor. The sensor slot can be formed in a device wall, or formed by a touch sensor slot structure attached to the device at the touch button area, with an interior surface of the device forming a front-side wall of the touch sensor slot.

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


Interactive display with tactile feedback
Patent No. 10216279 

Inventor(s): R. O”Neal Gray (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Tactile Display, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Amster, Rothstein Ebenstein LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15369591 on 12/05/2016 (813 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device including a housing having a first surface and a second surface, and an interactive display having a keyboard-enabled mode and a keyboard-disabled mode. The interactive display includes a first image display device disposed at the first surface that displays image data, and a physical keypad disposed at the second surface that provides tactile feedback to a user only when the interactive display is in the keyboard-enabled mode, the physical keypad being substantially smooth when the interactive display is in the keyboard-disabled mode.

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


Random number generation with ferroelectric random access memory
Patent No. 10216484 

Inventor(s): Eric Thierry Peeters (Frisco, TX), John Anthony Rodriguez (Dallas, TX), Manuel Gilberto Aguilar (Plano, TX), William Francis Kraus (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14301307 on 06/10/2014 (1722 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system on chip (SoC) may include a nonvolatile ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM). A random number may be created by applying operating power to the ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) device and reading a sequence of virgin memory locations within the FRAM device to produce the random number sequence. The sequence of virgin memory locations had previously never been written. The random number may be produced during an initial boot of the SoC, for example. Alternatively, the random number may be saved by a test station during testing of the FRAM device after fabrication of the FRAM device. A memory test of the FRAM may then be performed, after which the random number may be stored in a defined location in the FRAM.

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


Systems and methods for computing applications
Patent No. 10216490 

Inventor(s): Brick Eksten (Uxbridge, , CA), Craig White (Richmond Hill, , CA), Cristian Saceanu (Thorhill, , CA), Frank Belme (Stouffville, , CA), Scott Palmer (Stouffville, , CA), Stephen Li (Markham, , CA)
Assignee(s): IMAGINE COMMUNICATIONS CORP. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15360133 on 11/23/2016 (825 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic development and/or deployment of computing applications including a development framework, a visual design subsystem, and a deployment subsystem, where at runtime the deployment subsystem is operable to dynamically deploy a computing application realized by a blueprint by sending a request at runtime for graphs and components instantiated by the blueprint.

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


Dynamic and adaptive programmatic interface selection (DAPIS)
Patent No. 10216548 

Inventor(s): Rajesh Nandyalam (Whitinsville, MA), Ying Victor Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14134543 on 12/19/2013 (1895 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve converged infrastructures, and more particularly, systems that automatically select an application programming interface for use in connecting one or more components of the converged infrastructure with management software. Component information is obtained for a particular component within the converged infrastructure. The component information is used in conjunction with various selection metrics to identify an applicable application programming interface.

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


Data coding
Patent No. 10216575 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Manohar (Bangalore, , IN), Rajesh Kumar Neermarga (Bangalore, , IN), Rishi Gautam Mukhopadhyay (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15073215 on 03/17/2016 (1076 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data storage device includes an encoder and a memory that includes multiple storage elements. The encoder is configured to receive input data and to map at least one input group of bits of the input data to generate output data including at least one output group of bits. Each input group of bits of the at least one input group of bits and each output group of bits of the at least one output group of bits has the same number of bits. Each storage element of the multiple storage elements is configured to be programmed to a voltage state corresponding to an output group of bits of the at least one group of bits associated with the storage element.

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


System and method for extended peripheral component interconnect express fabrics
Patent No. 10216676 

Inventor(s): Wesley Shao (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): FutureWei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: FutureWei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16010235 on 06/15/2018 (256 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary embodiment extended peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) device includes a host PCIe fabric comprising a host root complex. The host PCIe fabric has a first set of bus numbers and a first memory mapped input/output (MMIO) space on a host CPU. An extended PCIe fabric includes a root complex endpoint (RCEP) as part of an endpoint of the host PCIe fabric. The extended PCIe fabric has a second set of bus numbers and a second MMIO space separate from the first set of bus numbers and the first MMIO space, respectively.

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


Performing semantic analyses of user-generated textual and voice content
Patent No. 10216724 

Inventor(s): Manjira Sinha (Bengaluru Karnataka, , IN), Preethy Varma (Karnataka, , IN), Satarupa Guha (West Bengal, , IN), Tridib Mukherjee (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jones Robb, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15481820 on 04/07/2017 (690 days app to issue)

Abstract: Performing semantic analysis on a user-generated text string includes training a neural network model with a plurality of known text strings to obtain a first distributed vector representation of the known text strings and a second distributed vector representation of a plurality of words in the known text strings, computing a relevance matrix of the first and second distributed representations based on a cosine distance between each of the plurality of words and the plurality of known text strings, and performing a latent dirichlet allocation (LDA) operation using the relevance matrix as an input to obtain a distribution of topics associated with the plurality of known text strings.

[G10L] SPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING [4]


Bioinformatics systems, apparatuses, and methods executed on an integrated circuit processing platform
Patent No. 10216898 

Inventor(s): Michael Ruehle (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Edico Genome Corporation (La Jolla, CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15436435 on 02/17/2017 (739 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for executing a sequence analysis pipeline on genetic sequence data includes a structured ASIC formed of a set of hardwired digital logic circuits that are interconnected by physical electrical interconnects. One of the physical electrical interconnects forms an input to the structured ASIC connected with an electronic data source for receiving reads of genomic data. The hardwired digital logic circuits are arranged as a set of processing engines, each processing engine being formed of a subset of the hardwired digital logic circuits to perform one or more steps in the sequence analysis pipeline on the reads of genomic data. Each subset of the hardwired digital logic circuits is formed in a wired configuration to perform the one or more steps in the sequence analysis pipeline.

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


Patient video monitoring systems and methods for thermal detection of liquids
Patent No. 10217004 

Inventor(s): Derek del Carpio (Corinth, TX), Kenneth W. Chapman (Lewisville, TX), Steven Gail Johnson (Highland Village, TX)
Assignee(s): CareView Communications, Inc. (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Meister Seelig Fein LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15926416 on 03/20/2018 (343 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for monitoring a patient in a patient area having one or more detection zones, the system comprising one or more cameras, a user interface, and a computing system configured to receive a chronological series of frames from the one or more cameras, identify liquid candidates by comparing a current frame with a plurality of previous frames of the chronological series, determine locations of the liquid candidates, identify thermal signatures of the liquid candidates, determine types of liquids of the liquid candidates based on the locations and thermal signatures of the liquid candidates, and generate an alert with the user interface corresponding to the determined types of liquids.

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


Pre-provisioning electronic banking files
Patent No. 10217091 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX), Sorin Cismas (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14621485 on 02/13/2015 (1474 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods for pre-provisioning a generic connection to the bank to allow clients to transmit electronic test files. The test files may include one or more transaction requests submitted for processing by the client. Methods may evaluate infrastructure for processing the requested transactions. Methods may include determining a feasibility of the establishing the infrastructure. A phantom acknowledgement may be transmitted to the client before establishing the infrastructure to process the requested transactions.

[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]


Method and apparatus for associating multiple accounts with one account access card
Patent No. 10217099 

Inventor(s): Alicia D. Cheatham (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Intuit Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Hawley Troxell Ennis Hawley LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15007512 on 01/27/2016 (1126 days app to issue)

Abstract: An account access card having a first side and a second side is configured for electronic funds transfer, identification, authentication, data storage, data transfer, and/or application processing, according to one embodiment. Certain embodiments of the technology provide one or more account identification components to enable the card to identify a user, access an account, receive information, and/or provide information. In various embodiments, the one or more account identification components are disposed on the account access card. The one or more account identification components store account identification data providing access to one or more accounts. In one embodiment, a first account identification component stores first account information and is disposed on the first side of the account access card. In one embodiment, a second account identification component stores second account information and is disposed on the second side of the account access card.

[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 in-air customer service
Patent No. 10217111 

Inventor(s): Ethan Francis (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13753387 on 01/29/2013 (2219 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method has acts for receiving a transaction request in a contact center at a server having a processor, retrieving from data accompanying the transaction request identifying information regarding an originating node for the transaction request and identity of a sender of the transaction request, comparing the identifying information with stored data associating identifying information with specific aircraft providing on-board Internet service, discovering an association indicating the sender of the request is currently transacting as a passenger on a specific aircraft, retrieving further information regarding the passenger if available, retrieving information about the specific aircraft, including at least current flight status, routing the transaction request to an available contact center agent, connecting the passenger in a communication session with the agent, and displaying the information regarding the passenger, if any, and the information regarding the specific aircraft for use by the agent during the communication session with the passenger.

[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 locally aligning map data
Patent No. 10217232 

Inventor(s): Masahiro Harada (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: 15427263 on 02/08/2017 (748 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to locally aligning features within a map. In one embodiment, a method includes segmenting map data that forms the map using a first grid to divide the map into a first set of tiles and a second grid to divide the map into a second set of tiles that are offset and overlap the first set of tiles. The method includes analyzing neighbor tiles in relation to a patch tile based, at least in part, on shared features between the patch tile and the neighbor tiles to identify external misalignments between one or more of the neighbor tiles and the patch tile. The neighbor tiles are from a different one of the first grid and the second grid. The method includes adjusting alignment of the neighbor tiles within the map according to the external misalignments for the neighbor tiles.

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


Control for digital lighting
Patent No. 10217274 

Inventor(s): Charles Reese (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Production Resource Group, LLC (New Windsor, NY)
Law Firm: Law Office of Scott C Harris, Inc (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15262576 on 09/12/2016 (897 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digitally controlled lighting system where aspects have a central media server connected to remote media servers. The connection may have separate networks for control versus media. Automatic synchronization of the contents of the media servers may be carried out.

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


Noxious gas alert and remediation system
Patent No. 10217344 

Inventor(s): Michael T. Gage (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15634920 on 06/27/2017 (609 days app to issue)

Abstract: One or more noxious gas detectors disposed within a cabin of a vehicle are used by an analyzer to determine that a rate of increase of measured noxious gas exceeds a first threshold, or that a level of measured noxious exceeds a second threshold, or both; and to generate an alert output responsive to the determination. Optionally, the analyzer may take remediation actions by emitting or transmitting commands to the vehicle”s control computer to stop or start the engine, start the air conditioning or heater, roll down windows, unlock doors, activate horns and lights, and even transmit alert messages to one or more recipients.

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


Modifying vision-assist device parameters based on an environment classification
Patent No. 10217379 

Inventor(s): Joseph M. A. Djugash (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14609986 on 01/30/2015 (1488 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vision-assist device may include one or more sensors configured to generate data corresponding to one or more objects present in an environment, and a processor communicatively coupled to the one or more sensors. The processor is programmed to identify one or more objects present in the environment based on the data generated by the one or more sensors, classify the environment based on the one or more identified objects, and modify at least one parameter of the vision-assist device based on the classification of the environment.

[G09B] EDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS


Chip with phase change memory and magnetoresistive random access memory
Patent No. 10217505 

Inventor(s): Jordan Katine (Mountain View, CA), Luiz Franca-Neto (Sunnyvale, CA), Mac D. Apodaca (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15692780 on 08/31/2017 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods are disclosed for a chip with phase change memory (PCM) and magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM). An apparatus includes a semiconductor circuit formed over a substrate of a chip. An apparatus includes a PCM array formed over a semiconductor circuit. An apparatus includes an MRAM array formed over a semiconductor circuit.

[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)


Reducing hot electron injection type of read disturb in 3D memory device having connected source-end select gates
Patent No. 10217518 

Inventor(s): Hong-Yan Chen (San Jose, CA), Yingda Dong (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15678683 on 08/16/2017 (559 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device and associated techniques for reducing read disturb of memory cells during a sensing process. The drain-end select gate transistors of unselected sub-blocks are made temporarily conductive for a time period during the ramp up of the unselected word line voltages to reduce the amount of capacitive coupling up of the respective memory string channel. This reduces a channel gradient which can exist in the memory string channels, thereby also reducing the read disturb. Further, the time period is greater when the selected word line is in a source-end or midrange subset of the word lines than when the selected word line is in a drain-end subset of the word lines. Another option involves omitting the injection disturb countermeasure, or providing a less severe injection disturb countermeasure, when the unselected sub-blocks are unprogrammed.

[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)


Pulsed control line biasing in memory
Patent No. 10217520 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Jong Yuh (Pleasanton, CA), Muhammad Masuduzzaman (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15685309 on 08/24/2017 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, a voltage is provided as a rectangular waveform in which the duty cycle is varied to provide different effective voltages. These voltages may be applied to various control lines in a memory device such as a word line, bit line and/or source line, in a program, verify, read or erase operation. In some cases, the duty cycle is a function of programming data of a memory cell such as an assigned data state or a programming speed category. The duty cycle could also be a function of a programming phase or other criterion. The duty cycle can be varied by modifying the duration and separation of the pulses of the waveform or by pulse counting, in which a specified number of pulses are passed in a time period.

[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 cell for non-volatile memory system
Patent No. 10217795 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Petti (Mountain View, CA), Luiz M. Franca-Neto (Sunnyvale, CA), Mac D. Apodaca (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15684150 on 08/23/2017 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile storage apparatus is proposed that includes a plurality of serially connected non-volatile reversible resistance-switching memory cells, a plurality of word lines such that each of the memory cells is connected to a different word line, a bit line connected to a first end of the serially connected memory cells and a switch connected to a second end of the serially connected memory cells. In one embodiment, the memory cells include a reversible resistance-switching structure comprising a first material, a second material and a reversible resistance-switching interface between the first material and the second material, a channel, and means for switching current between current flowing through the channel and current flowing through the reversible resistance-switching interface in order to program and read the reversible resistance-switching interface. A process for manufacturing the memory is also disclosed.

[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)


ECC decoder with multiple decoding modes
Patent No. 10218384 

Inventor(s): Eran Sharon (Rishon Lezion, , IL), Idan Alrod (Herzliya, , IL), Idan Goldenberg (Ramat Hasharon, , IL), Ishai Ilani (Dolev, , IL), Mark Fiterman (Beer Sheva, , IL), Ran Zamir (Ramat Gan, , IL), Yan Dumchin (Beer Sheva, , IL), Yuri
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15366859 on 12/01/2016 (817 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a low density parity check (LDPC) decoder that configured to receive a representation of a codeword. The LDPC decoder includes a message memory configured to store decoding messages, multiple data processing units (DPUs), a control circuit, and a reording circuit. The control circuit is configured to enable a first number of the DPUs to decode the representation of the codeword in response to a decoding mode indicator indicating a first decoding mode and to enable a second number of the DPUs to decode the representation of the codeword in response to the decoding mode indicator indicating a second decoding mode. The reordering circuit is configured to selectively reorder at least one of the decoding messages based on the decoding mode indicator.

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


Wireless infrastructure with distributed fiber networks
Patent No. 10218441 

Inventor(s): Glenn A. Wellbrock (Wylie, TX), Tiejun J. Xia (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15473712 on 03/30/2017 (698 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems described herein provide antenna elements, each of which contains an antenna array and electronics, built into a fiber optic aerial cable to form a hybrid cable. The hybrid cable has a fiber buffer tube including one or more fiber cores, an outer sheath surrounding the fiber buffer tube, and a distributed array of antenna elements integrated along a length of the hybrid fiber optic cable. Each of the antenna elements includes an antenna and control electronics for the antenna.

[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]


System and method for securing account access by verifying account with email provider
Patent No. 10218701 

Inventor(s): Anand Bernard Alen (Flower Mound, TX), Aparna Govindaraju (Plano, TX), Balasubramaniam Palanisamy (Irving, TX), Bharanidharan Ramachandran (Irving, TX), Kathiresan Deivasagayam (Irving, TX), Ramakanth Damodaram (Irving, TX, U
Assignee(s): Avaya Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Sheridan Ross P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15065557 on 03/09/2016 (1084 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for automatically securing account access by verifying account information with an email provider. The methods and systems automatically determine whether provided login identification and account information, in the form of an email address, is valid by a server requesting validation information from the email server of the email address. The request is automatically provided, as a background process, in response to receiving login credential information entered by a user. The email server can provide verification of the email address, whether a password associated with the email address has changed, or if the request bounces. Push notifications may be utilized by the email server to notify registered entities of any changes to login credential information associated with an account. The methods provided secure account access and active sessions subsequent to an email account owner changing a password or terminating the email account.

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


 

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Systems and methods for adaptive data storage
Patent No. 10216569 

Inventor(s): Bill Inskeep (West Valley City, UT), David Flynn (Sandy, UT), John Strasser (Syracuse, UT)
Assignee(s): FIO Semiconductor Technologies Limited (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15284019 on 10/03/2016 (876 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage module is configured to store data segments, such as error-correcting code (ECC) codewords, within an array comprising two or more solid-state storage elements. The data segments may be arranged in a horizontal arrangement, a vertical arrangement, a hybrid channel arrangement, and/or vertical stripe arrangement within the array. The data arrangement may determine input/output performance characteristics. An optimal adaptive data storage configuration may be based on read and/or write patterns of storage clients, read time, stream time, and so on. Data of failed storage elements may be reconstructed by use of parity data and/or other ECC codewords stored within the array.

[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)


Computer architecture for emulating an asynchronous correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10217026 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of American Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15983883 on 05/18/2018 (284 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device that includes a node engine configured to emulate a first node, a second node, and a third node. The first node is configured to receive a first correlithm object, fetch a second correlithm object based on the first correlithm object, and output the second correlithm object to the second node and the third node. Each correlithm object is a point in an n-dimensional space represented by a binary string. The second node is configured to receive the second correlithm object, fetch a third correlithm object based on the second correlithm object, and output the third correlithm object to the third node. The third node is configured to receive the second correlithm object, receive the third correlithm object, fetch a fourth correlithm object based on the second correlithm object and the third correlithm object, and output the fourth correlithm object.

[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]


Air-cavity package with dual signal-transition sides
Patent No. 10217685 

Inventor(s): Kevin J. Anderson (Plano, TX), Ning Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15914448 on 03/07/2018 (356 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an air-cavity package, which includes a bottom substrate, a top substrate, a perimeter wall, a bottom electronic component, and a top electronic component. The bottom substrate includes a bottom signal via extending through the bottom substrate and the top substrate includes a top signal via extending through the top substrate. The perimeter wall extends between a periphery of the top substrate and a periphery of the bottom substrate to form a cavity. The bottom electronic component is mounted on the bottom substrate, exposed to the cavity, and electrically coupled to the bottom signal via. The top electronic component is mounted on the top substrate, exposed to the cavity, and electrically coupled to the top signal via.

[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]


Air-cavity package with enhanced package integration level and thermal performance
Patent No. 10217686 

Inventor(s): Kevin J. Anderson (Plano, TX), Tarak A. Railkar (Plano, TX), Walid M. Meliane (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15935754 on 03/26/2018 (337 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an air-cavity package, which includes a bottom substrate, a top substrate, a perimeter wall, a bottom electronic component, a top electronic component, and an external electronic component. The perimeter wall extends from a periphery of a lower side of the top substrate to a periphery of an upper side of the bottom substrate to form a cavity. The bottom electronic component is mounted on the upper side of the bottom substrate and exposed to the cavity. The top electronic component is mounted on the lower side of the top substrate and exposed to the cavity. And the external electronic component is mounted on an upper side of the top substrate, which is opposite the lower side of the top substrate and not exposed to the cavity.

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


Three-dimensional memory device having L-shaped word lines and a support structure and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10217746 

Inventor(s): Akira Takahashi (Yokkaichi, , JP), Daxin Mao (Cupertino, CA), Haruki Urata (Yokkaichi, , JP), Hiroyuki Kinoshita (San Jose, CA), Jixin Yu (San Jose, CA), Kazuto Watanabe (Yokkaichi, , JP), Michiaki Sano (Yokkaichi, , JP), Rag
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15867881 on 01/11/2018 (411 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes a first alternating stack of first insulating layers and first electrically conductive layers located over a top surface of a substrate, such that each of the first insulating layers and the first electrically conductive layers includes a respective horizontally-extending portion and a respective non-horizontally-extending portion, memory stack structures extending through a memory array region of the first alternating stack that includes the horizontally-extending portions of the first electrically conductive layers, such that each of the memory stack structures comprises a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel, a mesa structure located over the substrate, such that each respective non-horizontally-extending portion of the first insulating layers and the first electrically conductive layers is located over a sidewall of the mesa structure, and contact structures that contact a respective one of the non-horizontally-extending portions of the first electrically conductive layers.

[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]


Doping channels of edge cells to provide uniform programming speed and reduce read disturb
Patent No. 10217762 

Inventor(s): Xuehong Yu (San Jose, CA), Yingda Dong (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15889519 on 02/06/2018 (385 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional stacked memory device provides uniform programming speeds for a block of memory cells. The channel layers of the memory strings which are relatively close to a local interconnect of a stack are doped to account for a reduced blocking oxide thickness. Channel layers of remaining memory strings are undoped. The doping can be performing by masking the channel layers which are to remain undoped while exposing the other memory holes to a dopant. The dopant can be provided, e.g., in a carrier gas, spin on glass or other solid, or by plasma doping. An n-type dopant such as antimony, arsenic or phosphorus may be used. Heating causes the dopants to diffuse into the channel layer. Another approach deposits doped silicon for some of the channel layers and undoped silicon for other channel layers.

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


Integrated cell site sector
Patent No. 10218046 

Inventor(s): James P. McCabe (Sachse, TX), Julian R. Colapietro (McKinney, TX), Michael Paulus (Dallas, TX), Walter Mark Hendrix (Richardson, TX), William Howard Burnett, Jr. (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15648842 on 07/13/2017 (593 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cell site sector includes: a mounting frame; an RF antenna mounted to one side of the mounting frame; and at least one (RRU mounted to a second, opposed side of the mounting frame and operationally connected with the antenna. The RRU and the RF antenna have horizontal width and depth dimensions, the width dimension being greater than the depth dimension, wherein the width dimension of the RRU is generally parallel with the width dimension of the RF antenna.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Electrical power distribution assemblies including pivotable compartment component, rotatable compartment assemblies, and operational servicing methods
Patent No. 10218158 

Inventor(s): Jason P. Wiant (Bedford, TX), Russell J. Wedemeyer (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC. (Alpharetta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15864212 on 01/08/2018 (414 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrical distribution cabinet switchgear component is disclosed. The electrical distribution cabinet switchgear component includes a compartment housing forming an internal compartment configured to contain secondary electrical components and configured to be coupled to a switchgear cabinet, a hinge assembly coupled to the compartment housing, and a wire guard coupled to the hinge assembly. Electrical distribution cabinet compartment assemblies, including the electrical distribution cabinet switchgear component and a frame connector configured to attach to a frame of a switchgear cabinet, electrical distribution cabinet assemblies, and methods of servicing electrical components located within an internal chamber of an switchgear cabinet are provided, as are other aspects.

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


System and method for dynamic monitoring of controller current consumption
Patent No. 10218166 

Inventor(s): Leonid Minz (Beer Sheva, , IL), Michael Tomashev (Ashdod, , IL), Simon Bass (Beer Sheva, , IL), Vitali Linkovsky (Beer Sheva, , IL), Yair Baram (Metar, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14637117 on 03/03/2015 (1456 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring a regulated voltage output for current consumption are disclosed. An analog component senses the current at the regulated voltage output and converts the sensed current into a digital representation, which is indicative of the sensed current. A digital component inputs and analyzes the digital representation to determine whether to generate an interrupt. The interrupt is indicative to an electronic device, which is using the regulated voltage, to modify its operation. For example, the digital component may analyze the digital representation by counting a number of system clock cycles during a part of the digital representation. The counted number of clock cycles may be compared with a threshold, which may be predetermined or dynamically selected, to determine whether to generate an interrupt. Thus, the sensed current from the regulated voltage output may be used to determine whether to modify operation of the electronic device.

[H02H] EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS (indicating or signalling undesired working conditions G01R, e.g. G01R 31/00, G08B; locating faults along lines G01R 31/08; emergency protective devices H01H)


Battery apparatus and cell balancing circuits
Patent No. 10218190 

Inventor(s): Chidong Yao (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15190252 on 06/23/2016 (978 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include battery apparatus and balancing circuits for transferring charge between one or more of a plurality of battery cells and a second battery, in which a battery is coupled with a first winding of a transformer, and the second battery is coupled with a second transformer winding. A first transistor is turned on to allow current flow in the first winding to discharge the first battery, and then the first transistor is turned off. The resulting induced voltage in the second winding turns on a second transistor to provide flyback active charge balancing to charge the second battery. A signal from the third winding allows detection of low or zero current flow in the second winding for a controller to begin subsequent charge transfer cycles for full isolation between the first and second batteries.

[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)


State space-based multi-level voltage regulator system
Patent No. 10218265 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey John Boylan (Richardson, TX), Jin He (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TDK-LAMBDA CORPORATION (Tokyo, , JP)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15346484 on 11/08/2016 (840 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-level voltage regulator system/method providing discrete regulation of a DC-DC intermediate bus converter (IBC) output voltage (Vout) is disclosed. The disclosed system/method allows IBC Vout to be regulated in discrete steps during periods where IBC input voltage (Vin) falls below nominal operating values. Rather than shutting down or degrading IBC Vout in an unpredictable non-linear fashion based on IBC input/loading, IBC Vout is regulated in fixed discrete steps, allowing IBC-connected point-of-load (POL) converters to obtain stable power input that is well-defined over IBC Vin. IBC operating parameters may define multi-dimensional operational state spaces of IBC Vout regulation that ensure optimum power flow to attached POLs while maintaining operational stability within the IBC regulator. Instabilities in IBC/POL performance across variations in IBC Vin, load transients, POL loading, and environmental variables may be prevented using Vin voltage step hysteresis.

[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]


Methods and circuitry for operating switching power supplies based on switching frequency comparison
Patent No. 10218279 

Inventor(s): Antonio Amoroso (Tremestieri Etneo, , IT), Rosario Stracquadaini (San Gregorio di Catania, , IT), Salvatore Giombanco (Cassaro, , IT)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15334855 on 10/26/2016 (853 days app to issue)

Abstract: Controllers and methods for controlling power supplies are disclosed herein. An example of a controller includes comparison circuitry operable to compare a switching frequency of the controller to a predetermined switching frequency. Voltage measuring circuitry is operable to measure the output voltage of the power supply. Circuitry is operable to disable at least one component in the power supply in response to the switching frequency being less than the predetermined switching frequency and the output voltage being greater than a predetermined 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]


Differential input stage with wide input signal range and stable transconductance
Patent No. 10218324 

Inventor(s): Srinivas K. Pulijala (Tucson, AZ), Vadim Valerievich Ivanov (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15395073 on 12/30/2016 (788 days app to issue)

Abstract: At least some embodiments are directed to a system that comprises a differential input transistor pair (DITP) comprising first and second transistors, a first feedback loop coupled to the first transistor, and a second feedback loop coupled to the second transistor. When a differential voltage applied to the input stage is within a first range, the first and second feedback loops control a tail current supplied to the DITP, where the tail current at least partially determines a transconductance of the DITP. When the differential voltage is within a second range, the transconductance of the DITP is at least partially determined by a first resistor in the first feedback loop or by a second resistor in the second feedback loop.

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


Aperiodic clock generation with spur suppression
Patent No. 10218338 

Inventor(s): Atul Kumar Jain (Dallas, TX), Chan Fernando (San Diego, CA), Hamid Safiri (Plano, TX), Jaimin Mehta (Austin, TX), Nikolaus Klemmer (Dallas, TX), Srinadh Madhavapeddi (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15782200 on 10/12/2017 (502 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aperiodic clock generation with clock spur suppression is based on cascaded randomizers, such as for mixed signal devices. A clock generator circuit includes an input node to receive the input periodic clock signal having an input-clock frequency. A first randomizer circuit coupled to receive the input clock signal from the input node, to perform signal randomization to suppress spurious signal content associated with (a) the input clock signal, and (b) the first randomizer circuit, and to generate an intermediate clock signal. A second concatenated randomizer circuit is coupled to receive the intermediate clock signal, to perform signal randomization to suppress spurious signal content associated with (a) the intermediated clock signal, and (b) the second randomizer circuit, and to generate an aperiodic output clock signal having a pre-defined average output-clock frequency that is less than the input-clock frequency. Example randomizers are a delta-sigma divider and a pulse swallower (in any order).

[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]


Duty cycle correction scheme
Patent No. 10218343 

Inventor(s): Ajay Kanth Chitturi (Karnataka, , IN), Bhawna Tomar (Karnataka, , IN), Murali Krishna Balaga (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15908378 on 02/28/2018 (363 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit may include control circuitry configured to determine a duty cycle error for a sample clock signal. Based on the duty cycle error the control circuitry may determine a corrective direction by which to alter the duty cycle to correct the duty cycle error. The control circuitry may indicate the corrective direction to selection circuitry via a selection signal. Responsive to the selection signal, the selection circuitry may select a leading phase signal and a lagging phase signal from among a plurality of relative phase signals. Output circuitry may combine the leading phase signal and a lagging phase signal to generate an output clock signal with a duty cycle corresponding the corrective direction.

[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]


Frequency management for interference reduction of A/D converters powered by switching power converters
Patent No. 10218374 

Inventor(s): Brian David Johnson (Tucson, AZ), Martijn Fridus Snoeij (Erding, , DE), Mikhail Valeryevich Ivanov (Freising, , DE), Roberto Giampiero Massolini (Pavia, , IT)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15395212 on 12/30/2016 (788 days app to issue)

Abstract: In at least some embodiments, a system comprises a frequency generator configured to generate a second clock signal having a second frequency using a first clock signal having a first frequency. The second frequency is offset from the first frequency and each of a plurality of harmonic frequencies of the second frequency is offset from a harmonic frequency of the first frequency. The system also includes a power converter configured to produce a power signal that at least partially corresponds to the second frequency. The system further comprises an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) configured to sample and convert analog voltages at the first frequency. The ADC is powered by the power signal.

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


System and method for multiple point transmission in a communications system
Patent No. 10218414 

Inventor(s): Hao Bi (Lake Zurich, IL), Yishen Sun (Buffalo Grove, IL)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14607742 on 01/28/2015 (1490 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for multiple point transmission in a communications system are provided. A method for multiple point transmission operation comprises modifying a configuration of a radio bearer for use in a multiple point transmission to a user equipment according to operating condition information of the user equipment, reconfiguring the radio bearer according to the modified configuration, and initiating a multiple point transmission to the user equipment using the reconfigured radio bearer.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Multiple polarization fiber optic telemetry
Patent No. 10218435 

Inventor(s): Wei Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15329541 on 12/09/2015 (1175 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole tool apparatus is disclosed that includes an input fiber optic cable coupled to an electro-optic modulator. The input fiber optic cable propagates first and second actively orthogonally polarized light beams. The electro-optic modulator modulates the first and second actively orthogonally polarized light beams in response to a measurement data stream (e.g., telemetry data). A single light beam comprising the modulated first and second actively orthogonally polarized light beams is propagated over an output fiber optic cable so that the modulated first and the second actively orthogonally polarized light beams propagate the same data through the output fiber optic cable. Recovery circuitry coupled to the single light beam is then used to detect, demodulate, and decode the original measurement data stream.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for multi-user full duplex link adaptation
Patent No. 10218458 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Lili Zhang (Beijing, , CN), Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15980499 on 05/15/2018 (287 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of link adaptation is described including establishing, using a first serving point, a multi-user full duplex mode wherein the multi-user full duplex mode enables a downlink to a first wireless device and an uplink from a second wireless device. The first serving point requests from the first wireless device a first channel quality indicator indicating channel quality between the serving point and the first wireless device in a full duplex time period and a second channel quality indicator indicating channel quality between the serving point and the first wireless device in non-full duplex time period. The full duplex mode is evaluated using the first and second channel quality indicators. At least one parameter of the full duplex mode is adjusted based on the evaluating.

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


System and method for improved push-to-talk communication performance
Patent No. 10218460 

Inventor(s): Brahmananda R Vempati (Dallas, TX), Harisha Mahabaleshwara Negalaguli (Richardson, TX), Krishnakant M Patel (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): KODIAK NETWORKS, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15287534 on 10/06/2016 (873 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for improved push-to-talk (PTT) communications performance includes a PTT application server receiving a request from a client user equipment (UE) device to access PTT services over a carrier network. The PTT application server measures, determines, predicts, or otherwise detects congestion in a cell of the carrier network servicing the client UE device. In a representative aspect responsive to detecting a value of congestion, the PTT server modifies one or more PTT call parameters, transmits a modified PTT call parameter to the UE device, and reduces the number of signals subsequently transmitted to the UE device. The modified PTT call parameter may be a codec selection for encoding/decoding PTT voice data. Subsequently transmitted signals may include acknowledgement signals, retry requests, bundled frames, or the like.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Secondary synchronization signal mapping
Patent No. 10218470 

Inventor(s): Anand Ganesh Dabak (Plano, TX), Eko Nugroho Onggosanusi (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Intel Corporation (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15729064 on 10/10/2017 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a transmitter, a receiver and methods of operating a transmitter or a receiver. In one embodiment, the transmitter is for use with a base station and includes a primary module configured to provide a primary synchronization signal. The transmitter also includes a secondary mapping module configured to provide a secondary synchronization signal derived from two sequences taken from a same set of N sequences and indexed by an index pair (S[subscript]1[/subscript], S[subscript]2[/subscript]) with S[subscript]1 [/subscript]and S[subscript]2 [/subscript]ranging from zero to N1, wherein the index pair (S[subscript]1[/subscript], S[subscript]2[/subscript]) is contained in a mapped set of index pairs corresponding to the same set of N sequences that defines a cell identity group. Additionally, the transmitter further includes a transmit module configured to transmit the primary and secondary synchronization signals.

[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)


Radio communication device and constellation control method
Patent No. 10218552 

Inventor(s): Daichi Imamura (Kanagawa, , JP), Seigo Nakao (Kanagawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15499555 on 04/27/2017 (670 days app to issue)

Abstract: A base station is provided for receiving an acknowledgement or negative acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) signal, including a transmitting unit configured to transmit a control signal using one or a plurality of CCE(s). The base station also includes a receiving unit configured to receive an ACK/NACK signal, the ACK/NACK signal being multiplied by an orthogonal sequence, by a sequence defined by a cyclic shift, and by either a first value or a second value, wherein the first value rotates a constellation of the ACK/NACK signal by 0 degrees and the second value rotates the constellation of the ACK/NACK signal by N degrees, which is different from 0 degrees.

[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)


Flexible channel coordination for multiple optical carrier optical networks
Patent No. 10218571 

Inventor(s): Glenn A. Wellbrock (Wylie, TX), Tiejun J. Xia (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15362926 on 11/29/2016 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: One or more management systems coordinate wavelength configuration patterns of a plurality of multi-wavelength optical transport nodes in an optical network for a first transport period. The one or more management systems determine data traffic demand changes in the optical network; and coordinate wavelength configuration patterns of the plurality of multi-wavelength optical transport nodes in the optical network for a second transport period, that is subsequent to the first transport period, based on the determined data traffic demand changes.

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


Path computation element hierarchical software defined network control
Patent No. 10218600 

Inventor(s): Huaimo Chen (Bolton, MA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15391319 on 12/27/2016 (791 days app to issue)

Abstract: A parent PCE controller comprising a memory comprising instructions executable by a processor and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to execute the instructions. Executing the instructions causes the processor to establish a parent-child relationship with at least a first child PCE controller controlling a first domain and a second child PCE controller controlling a second domain, receive a request to create an E2E tunnel from a source to a destination crossing the first domain and the second domain, compute a shortest path from the source to the destination through the first domain and the second domain, transmit a request message to the first child PCE controller for creating a first tunnel segment of the E2E tunnel through the first domain, and transmit a request message to the second child PCE controller for creating a second tunnel segment of the E2E tunnel through the second domain.

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


Learning or emulation approach to traffic engineering in information-centric networks
Patent No. 10218623 

Inventor(s): Cedric Westphal (San Francisco, CA), Serhat Nazim Avci (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15843937 on 12/15/2017 (438 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented in a network element (NE) configured to operate in an information centric network (ICN) including receiving a test traffic flow as a copy of a traffic flow in a forwarding plane of the ICN during a defined interval, emulating the ICN at a state determined at an arrival time of the test traffic flow based on an active traffic flow in the ICN, measuring a first impact of a first candidate path for the test traffic flow in the emulated ICN to the active traffic flow, selecting the first candidate path based on the first impact measurement, and constructing a forwarding rule based on the state and the selection of the first candidate path.

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


Method of service capability notification
Patent No. 10218766 

Inventor(s): Xinmin Ding (San Jose, CA), Yilin Gan (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14532503 on 11/04/2014 (1575 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of service capability notification including receiving a service capability of a representational state transfer (REST) client and a request for a service capability of a target client from an application server, sending the service capability of the target client to the application server in response to the request, and sending the service capability of the REST client to a notification server so that the notification server is able to provide the service capability of the REST client to the target client.

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


Message exchange
Patent No. 10218842 

Inventor(s): David Woody (Allen, TX), Stephen Hodge (Aubry, TX)
Assignee(s): Value-Added Communications, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14626781 on 02/19/2015 (1468 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a voice message exchange system and method for improving communication between an inmate and a third party by enabling the inmate to leave a message when a call is not answered and further allowing the third party who receives the message to reply with a message to the inmate. Additionally, outside parties that meet the institution”s requirements can leave messages for inmates at any time. The present invention can be used as an add-on to legacy inmate call management systems or incorporated internally into an inmate call management system. The system also provides monitoring, controlling, recording, and billing means.

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


Location-based services for controlled-environment facilities
Patent No. 10218844 

Inventor(s): Adam C. Edwards (Fort Worth, TX), Russell W. Roberts (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15667183 on 08/02/2017 (573 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for developing, deploying, providing, and/or operating location-based services for controlled-environment facilities are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method may include receiving, from a resident of a controlled-environment facility, a request to establish a remote communication with a mobile device operated by a non-resident of the controlled-environment facility. The method may also include allowing or denying the request depending, at least in part, upon a physical location of the mobile device at the time of the request to establish the remote communication and subsequent monitoring during the allowed communication. The method may also include terminating an allowed remote communication based on the monitored location of the mobile device during the remote communication. In some cases, the method may also include comparing an indication of the physical location with a geo-fencing rule and taking a predetermined action in response to the comparison.

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


Imaging systems and methods
Patent No. 10218921 

Inventor(s): Joshua Lund (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Sensors Unlimited, Inc. (Princeton, NJ)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15266837 on 09/15/2016 (894 days app to issue)

Abstract: An imaging method includes receiving electromagnetic radiation at a focal plane array of a handheld device. The electromagnetic radiation is processed within the handheld device, and visible images are displayed on the handheld device. The displayed visible images are indicative of a scene, and include a designator and a designator identifier when a high frequency laser pulse is in the scene. The designator and designator identifier represent the high frequency pulsed electromagnetic radiation received by the focal plane array when a high frequency pulse is present in the scene.

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


Motion vector calculation method, picture coding method, picture decoding method, motion vector calculation apparatus, and picture coding and decoding apparatus
Patent No. 10218997 

Inventor(s): Hisao Sasai (Osaka, , JP), Takahiro Nishi (Nara, , JP), Toshiyasu Sugio (Osaka, , JP), Youji Shibahara (Tokyo, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15851870 on 12/22/2017 (431 days app to issue)

Abstract: A current block included in a current picture included in a coded video stream is decoded by determining a reference picture in the coded video stream, the reference picture being included in one of (i) a first reference picture group of the current block and (ii) a second reference picture group of the current block; selecting a reference motion vector of a reference block in the reference picture such that in situation (A) when the reference block has a first reference motion vector and a second reference motion vector that respectively correspond to the first reference picture group and the second reference picture group, (i) the first reference motion vector is selected when the reference picture is included in the second reference picture group and (ii) the second reference motion vector is selected when the reference picture is included in the first reference picture group, in situation (B) when the reference block has only one reference motion vector, the only reference motion vector is selected, and in situation (C) when the reference block has no reference motion vector, a zero reference motion vector is selected; deriving the motion vector of the current block using the selected one reference motion vector; and decoding the current block using the derived motion vector.

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


Virtual line cards in a disaggregated optical transport network switching system
Patent No. 10219050 

Inventor(s): Iqbal Syed (Plano, TX), Richard Dunsmore (McKinney, TX), Rod Naphan (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): FUJITSU LIMITED (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15419569 on 01/30/2017 (757 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems of a disaggregated optical transport network (OTN) switching system that include using plug-in universal (PIU) modules for OTN to Ethernet transceiving and an Ethernet fabric as a switching core are disclosed. An OTN over Ethernet module in each of the PIU modules may enable various OTN functionality to be realized using the Ethernet fabric which may include multiple Ethernet switches. A virtual line card may include a logical aggregation of a kth Ethernet switch sub-port of each of the corresponding Ethernet switch ports of each of the Ethernet switches. A virtual switch fabric may include multiple virtual line cards for the OTN switching system. Each of the virtual line cards may be associated with a virtual address that may correspond to a respective PIU module. The virtual address may include a media access control address associated with the respective PIU module.

[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)


Agile resource on demand service provisioning in software defined optical networks
Patent No. 10219052 

Inventor(s): Jiafeng Zhu (Pleasanton, CA), John Wissinger (Tucson, AZ), Jun He (Los Angeles, CA), Likun Lin (Tucson, AZ), Saied Agahi (Tuscon, AZ), Weiyang Mo (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15692914 on 08/31/2017 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment method for managing connections on a communications network having an optical network portion includes receiving a request for a first connection at a controller in signal communication with one or more reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers (ROADMs) controlling an optical network portion of a communications network, wherein the controller is connected to the communications network. The controller determines a route on the communications network for the first connection according to conditions of the communications network, with the route comprising one or more first links of the optical network. The controller determines one or more first ROADMs controlling the one or more first links and sends commands from the controller to the one or more first ROADMs to allocate bandwidth on the one or more first links.

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


Facilitation of mobile device geolocation
Patent No. 10219115 

Inventor(s): James Morgan White (Dallas, TX), Rudolph Mappus (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: 15825840 on 11/29/2017 (454 days app to issue)

Abstract: More efficient mobile device location data can be obtained by estimating a most likely location point in a coverage pattern using a kernel density estimation technique. The kernel density estimation technique can provide a continuous estimate of the most frequented locations of a mobile device(s) within a coverage area. For each wireless sector, the collected location data can grouped to the closest geographic coordinate system, and an inference can be made based on the grouped data.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Security architecture and solution for handling internet of things devices in a fifth generation system
Patent No. 10219152 

Inventor(s): Ahmad Shawky Muhanna (Richardson, TX), Jiangsheng Wang (Shanghai, , CN), Mazin Al-Shalash (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15263588 on 09/13/2016 (896 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of establishing a group trust relationship in an Internet of Things (IoT) system using a first IoT device within a group of IoT devices is provided. The method includes generating, by the first IoT device, a first set of keys corresponding to the first IoT device, deriving, by the first IoT device, a group set of keys corresponding the group of IoT devices, and discarding the first set of keys and storing the group set of keys after the first IoT device transmits data toward a base station and goes idle, wherein the group set of keys is used by each IoT device within the group of IoT devices for subsequent transmissions of data to the base station.

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


Methods and systems for intelligent mobile function distribution
Patent No. 10219168 

Inventor(s): Farhad Sunavala (San Ramon, CA), Mehdi Frederic Sif (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14752370 on 06/26/2015 (1341 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and a system for intelligent mobile function distribution are disclosed. An embodiment includes discovering, by an Intelligent Mobile Function Distribution (iMOD) entity, resources available in a mobile network and moving mobile functions across the mobile network in accordance with the discovered resources, thereby allowing the mobile network to adapt to changing conditions.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for beamformed broadcast and synchronization signals in massive multiple input multiple output communications systems
Patent No. 10219231 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Majid Ghanbarinejad (Rolling Meadows, IL), Qian Cheng (Aurora, IL), Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15352802 on 11/16/2016 (832 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for transmitting beamformed signals includes beamforming a synchronization signal in accordance with a first set of spatially separated transmission beams, thereby producing first beamformed synchronization signals, transmitting the first beamformed synchronization signals, determining if a first synchronization cycle is complete, and when the first synchronization cycle is not complete, rotating the first set of spatially separated transmission beams, and repeating the beamforming, the transmitting, and the determining until the first synchronization cycle is complete.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method for determining location of wireless devices
Patent No. 10219241 

Inventor(s): Naveen Kumar Kakani (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): CSR Technology Inc. (San Diego, CA)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15712504 on 09/22/2017 (522 days app to issue)

Abstract: To determine a location of a client device in a wireless network having at least first and second network devices, with known locations, one of the network devices transmits a message to the other network device and the other network device responds with an acknowledgement message. A client device receives the message and the acknowledgement message as well as respective times indicating actual times at which the message and the acknowledgement message were processed by one of the first and second network devices. The client device determines its location based on the times at which it received the message and the acknowledgement message and the difference between the actual processing times. This location may be refined by determining an angle between the client device and at least one of the network devices having multiple antennas and being configured for steered beam communications.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for delivering notifications
Patent No. 10219242 

Inventor(s): Binqiang Qiu (San Diego, CA), Zenghua Fang (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14600661 on 01/20/2015 (1498 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a first user equipment (UE) includes establishing an application layer connection with a second UE, wherein the first UE and the second UE are indirectly coupled to each other by a communications network, detecting an occurrence of an event at the first UE, and sending a first notification of the event to the second UE over the application layer connection.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for transmitting a control signal to a self organizing network controller
Patent No. 10219261 

Inventor(s): Shomik Pathak (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT Mobility II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14962802 on 12/08/2015 (1176 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting a control signal to a self organizing network controller, are disclosed. For example, the method implemented via a processor receives a change, determines whether the change to at least one network element maintains an acceptable level for one or more service quality metrics based on a predicted service quality metric calculated using a modeling function, generates a control signal based on the determining, and transmits the control signal to the self organizing network controller to cause the self organizing network controller to configure the at least one network element in a communication network in accordance with the control signal.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for delay scheduling
Patent No. 10219262 

Inventor(s): Brian Classon (Palatine, IL), Jinhuan Xia (Beijing, , CN), Vipul Desai (Palatine, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15278318 on 09/28/2016 (881 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes determining a first subframe on which to transmit a first downlink control information (DCI) message and determining a second subframe on which to transmit a first information. The method also includes determining a delay between the first subframe and the second subframe and transmitting, by a communications controller to a user equipment (UE), the second subframe in accordance with the delay.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Connector assembly and associated heat sink housing for use in a radio unit
Patent No. 10219412 

Inventor(s): Andrew Morrison (Euless, TX), Earl Ponceti (McKinney, TX), Michael Bartlett (Hurst, TX)
Assignee(s): Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Nokia Technologies Oy (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15823346 on 11/27/2017 (456 days app to issue)

Abstract: A connector assembly and heat sink configured to be received by a radio unit are provided. An example connector assembly includes a printed wiring board (PWB) at least partially disposed within the radio unit when in an operational configuration, and the PWB defines an extension at least partially disposed exterior to the radio unit when in the operational configuration. The connector assembly includes one or more optoelectronic components configured to convert between optical signals and electrical signals supported by the PWB, and at least a portion of the one or more optoelectronic components are disposed on the extension of the PWB. The connector assembly also includes a heat sink housing attached to the PWB that encloses the extension of the PWB and optoelectronic components disposed on the extension in order to dissipate heat from the optoelectronic components to an exterior environment of the connector assembly.

[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)


System and method for point to multipoint inter-domain MPLS traffic engineering path calculation
Patent No. RE047260 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): Huaimo Chen (Bolton, MA), Qianglin Quintin Zhao (Boxborough, MA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14591916 on 01/07/2015 (1511 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system comprising a plurality of path computation elements (PCEs) configured to communicate with an ingress node, jointly compute a core tree for an inter-domain point-to-multipoint (P2MP) tree across a plurality of network domains, and independently compute a plurality of sub-trees in at least some of the network domains, wherein the core tree connects the ingress node to a boundary node (BN) in each one of the network domains that have a destination node and each sub-tree connects the BN to a plurality of destination nodes in one of the network domains that have a destination node. Patent Class: N/A


DESIGN PATENTS

One piece baby garment with foot bootie
Patent No. D841285 

Inventor(s): Stephanie Parker (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: QuickChore Corp. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29627684 on 11/29/2017 (454 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Grill trivet
Patent No. D841401 

Inventor(s): Autumn Alexis Jones (Dallas, TX), Joseph Charles Thompson (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): BASE 4 Ventures, Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Grant Patent Services (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29620890 on 08/11/2017 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Container
Patent No. D841472 

Inventor(s): Jenny DeMarco Staab (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29596033 on 03/03/2017 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Lighting module heatsink extrusion
Patent No. D841604 

Inventor(s): Ashish Antony (Anna, TX), Jordon Musser (Dallas, TX), Kevin Emr (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Flex Ltd (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: Weber Rosselli Cannon LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29613365 on 08/09/2017 (566 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle body
Patent No. D841743 

Inventor(s): Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29613665 on 08/11/2017 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Lighting fixture
Patent No. D841871 

Inventor(s): Changyong Zhu (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): WSD LED INC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Culhane Meadows, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29614760 on 08/22/2017 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Headlamp cover lens
Patent No. D841877 

Inventor(s): Scott M. Conway (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Christensen O”Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29599300 on 03/31/2017 (697 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet toy
Patent No. D841901 

Inventor(s): Jack Renforth (Azle, TX), Josiah Wilhelm (Columbia Station, OH)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29558045 on 03/15/2016 (1078 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Bag holder
Patent No. D841923 

Inventor(s): Donald H. Saller (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29584104 on 11/11/2016 (837 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Cremation urn and display
Patent No. D841927 

Inventor(s): Allan Wayne Jennings (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29581402 on 10/18/2016 (861 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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