Dallas Invents: 111 Patents Granted for Week of April 20

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

Patents granted include:
Allied Biosciences’ aqueous antimicrobial coating composition
AT&T’s placement of antennas for 5G)or other next-gen networks
Brius Technologies’ teeth repositioning systems
Cloud 9 Perception, Lineage Logistics’ profiling pallets and goods
Intuit’s accounting workflow integration
rewardStyle’s targeted marketing based on social media interaction
Rolls-Royce’s aircraft engine cleaning system
Quaker Oats’ whole grain composition comprising hydrolyzed starch

 

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of April 20, 2021 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 7
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 10
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 5
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 6
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 2
G: PHYSICS 42
H: ELECTRICITY 33

DESIGN: 6


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 12
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR) 5
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 9
Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, NC) 3
Capital One Services LLC (McLean, VA, US) 3
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 3
Toyota Motor Engineering North America (Plano) 3
Abexxa Biologics Inc. Arlington) 2

UNASSIGNED 11


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell) 2
Jon Weidanz (Arlington) 2
Katherine Upchurch-Ange (Arlington) 2
William August Stahlhut (The Colony) 2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Whole grain composition comprising hydrolyzed starch
Patent No. 10980244 

Inventor(s): Justin A. French (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): The Quaker Oats Company (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14959941 on 12/04/2015 (1964 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composition comprising a whole grain with hydrolyzed starch. Although the starch can shift from relatively higher molecular weight moieties to relatively lower molecular weight moieties during hydrolysis, the relative proportions of the principal anatomical components of the caryopses of the grain the starchy endosperm, germ, and bran remain approximately the same as evinced, for example, by the weight percentages and relative mass ratios of starch, fat, protein, dietary fiber, beta-glucan, and sugar in the composition. Additionally, the whole grain composition can be a powder, for example, a flour, and the whole grain composition can be granulated to a desired size to provide a powder that is highly dispersible in liquid. When gelatinized, hydrated and dispersed in a liquid, the whole grain with hydrolyzed starch can have a lower viscosity, grittiness, and graininess compared to the same variety of whole grain with unhydrolyzed starch.

[A21D] TREATMENT, e.g. PRESERVATION, OF FLOUR OR DOUGH FOR BAKING, e.g. BY ADDITION OF MATERIALS; BAKING; BAKERY PRODUCTS; PRESERVATION THEREOF [2006.01]


Shelf alignment guide system
Patent No. 10980361 

Inventor(s): Jayson Emmett Fulks (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16526189 on 07/30/2019 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shelf alignment guide system includes a first substrate that has a backside edge and a frontside edge, a bottom surface and a top surface; and one or more channels disposed on the top surface of the substrate, the one or more channels to hold eyeglasses; the one or more channels are curved to align with the eyeglasses.

[A47F] SPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS, OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS


Conscious rhythmic breathing sensing
Patent No. 10980443 

Inventor(s): Sai Kumar (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: MP Patents, LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15614166 on 06/05/2017 (1415 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device for increasing a user’s awareness of his or her breathing includes a clip configured to attach to a user’s nose, a hinge connected to the clip, an air deflection plate pivotably connected to the hinge and one or more sensors coupled with the air deflection plate. The air deflection plate is configured to pivot relative to the clip to at least partially deflect air flow into or out of a nostril while the air deflection plate is exterior to the nostril and the clip is attached to the user’s nose. The one or more sensors are configured to sense data pertaining to the user’s breathing through the nostril. A method for increasing breathing awareness includes, in response to air flow across an air deflection plate pivotably coupled with a clip gripping a user’s nose, receiving breathing data with one or more sensors coupled with the air deflection plate.

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


Limited use tool disposable enclosure
Patent No. 10980609 

Inventor(s): Matthew Jones (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): INSURGICAL, LLC (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Clearpat Services, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15965890 on 04/28/2018 (1088 days app to issue)

Abstract: A re-usable medical procedure power tool includes a subframe having a handle portion connected to a tool attachment portion and a power source portion. A removable, single use, contamination-blocking cover substantially covers the sub frame of the tool. At least the handle portion of the cover includes a flexible portion providing a tactile feel portion for a user. The tactile feel portion is movable sufficient to move an associated trigger attached to the subframe.

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


Teeth repositioning systems and methods
Patent No. 10980614 

Inventor(s): James Sylvester Wratten, Jr. (Los Angeles, CA), Seyed Mehdi Roein Peikar (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Brius Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fortem IP LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16694811 on 11/25/2019 (512 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods of repositioning teeth, using one or more appliances for installing on a patient’’s teeth are described. The appliance includes an arch shaped member; a plurality of spring members coupled to or provided on the arch shaped member; and a plurality of securing members for securing to a corresponding plurality of the patient’’s teeth on a one-to-one basis, the securing members being supported by the arch shaped member. The arch shaped member and the plurality of springs, together, comprise a two dimensional structure having a length dimension and a width dimension with varying widths along the length dimension, that is bent into a three dimensional structure.

[A61C] DENTISTRY; APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR ORAL OR DENTAL HYGIENE (non-driven toothbrushes A46B; preparations for dentistry A61K 6/00; preparations for cleaning the teeth or mouth A61K 8/00, A61Q 11/00)


Cosmetic composition and methods of use thereof
Patent No. 10980731 

Inventor(s): Julia Collier (Addison, TX), Kim Wilson (Addison, TX), Michael Frushour (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16556646 on 08/30/2019 (599 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a topical skin composition. The composition can include water, caprylic/capric triglyceride, [i]Butyrospermum parkii [/i](shea) butter, [i]Helianthus annuus [/i](sunflower) seed oil, cetyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, and beeswax.

[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)


Fusion proteins comprising an anti-CD40 antibody and cancer antigens
Patent No. 10980869 

Inventor(s): Anne-Laure Flamar (New York, NY), Gerard Zurawski (Midlothian, TX), Jacques F. Banchereau (Montclair, NJ), Keiko Akagawa (Tokyo, , JP), Peter Klucar (Magnolia, AR), Sandra Zurawski (Midlothian, TX), SangKon Oh (Baltimore, M
Assignee(s): Baylor Research Institute (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15703685 on 09/13/2017 (1315 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes compositions and methods for the expression, secretion and use of novel compositions for use as, e.g., vaccines and antigen delivery vectors, to delivery antigens to antigen presenting cells. In one embodiment, the vector is an anti-CD40 antibody, or fragments thereof, and one or more antigenic peptides linked to the anti-CD40 antibody or fragments thereof, including humanized antibodies.

[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)


 

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

Catalyst and process for oxychlorination of ethylene to dichloroethane
Patent No. 10981150 

Inventor(s): Keith Kramer (Andover, KS)
Assignee(s): Oxy Vinyls, LP (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Renner, Kenner (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14776819 on 03/17/2014 (2591 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an oxychlorination process of the type where ethylene is converted to 1,2-dichloroethane in the presence of a supported copper catalyst, the improvement comprising: the use of a supported catalyst prepared by (i) impregnating, within a first step, an alumina support with a first aqueous solution including copper, an alkaline earth metal, and an alkali metal to thereby form a first catalyst component; and (ii) impregnating, within a subsequent step, the first catalyst component with a second aqueous solution including copper and alkaline earth metal, where the second aqueous solution is substantially devoid of alkali metal, to thereby form the supported catalyst.

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


Collar assembly for securing consumables of an arc welding apparatus
Patent No. 10981242 

Inventor(s): Glenn K. Redding (Flower Mound, TX), Khalid Hassan (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Victor Equipment Company (Denton, TX)
Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16043573 on 07/24/2018 (1001 days app to issue)

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

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


Structural complex mold
Patent No. 10981299 

Inventor(s): Robert Patrick (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: CIONCA IP Law P C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16931881 on 07/17/2020 (277 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mold for molding an object having a shape, the mold comprising: a top, middle, and bottom bodies, said bodies having peripheral walls, and defining a central vertical axis and an inside cavity surface having same central vertical axis, when said bodies are in mutual contact; and a center hole disposed centrally in a top surface of the top body, the center hole aligning with the vertical central axis; the middle body comprising separate halves that are identical in shape; wherein the inside cavity surface comprises at least one protrusion disposed horizontally along the inside cavity surface, and at least one channel disposed horizontally along the inside cavity surface, the at least one channel being adjacent to the at least one protrusion; wherein, in the presence of a molding compound, the inside cavity surface defines at least a portion of the shape of the object being molded within the mold.

[B29C] SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING (making preforms B29B 11/00; making laminated products by combining previously unconnected layers which become one product whose layers will remain together B32B 37/00-B32B 41/00) [4]


Method and apparatus for resealable package with internal zipper seal
Patent No. 10981347 

Inventor(s): Chad Arthur Huebner (Bedford, TX), Frank Mathew Brenkus (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Frito-Lay North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15045886 on 02/17/2016 (1889 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe a method and apparatus for a resealable package having an internal zipper seal. In one embodiment, the apparatus is a vertical form, fill, and seal machine that includes a former, a vertical sealer, and a zipper separation blade located between the former and the vertical sealer. The zipper separation blade further comprises a connector and a blade body that defines a zipper gap between an exterior surface of the former and the blade body.

[B31B] MAKING CONTAINERS OF PAPER, CARDBOARD OR MATERIAL WORKED IN A MANNER ANALOGOUS TO PAPER (making wound articles, e.g. wound tubes, B31C; combined making and filling B65B)


Paint can squeegee apparatus
Patent No. 10981414 

Inventor(s): Dwayne A. Porter (Lockport, IL), Michael J. Schuster (Shorewood, IL)
Assignee(s): Danco, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16437236 on 06/11/2019 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments are described for a squeegee apparatus configured to facilitate a removal of paint or other debris in an annular recess of a can, such as a paint can. The squeegee apparatus may include a body having a first recess to receive a first lip of a can, a second recess to receive a second lip of the can, and a projection to extend into an annular recess of the can. The squeegee apparatus may include a guard wall projecting laterally from the body and a ramp at least partially defined by a distal end of the projection. The ramp and the projection can be positioned such that, when the body of the squeegee apparatus is pulled along the annular recess of the paint can, paint or other debris residing in the annular recess is forced up the ramp and redirected towards an interior chamber of the can.

[B44D] PAINTING OR ARTISTIC DRAWING, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; PRESERVING PAINTINGS; SURFACE TREATMENT TO OBTAIN SPECIAL ARTISTIC SURFACE EFFECTS OR FINISHES (surface treatment in general, see the relevant places, e.g. applying liquids or other fluent materials B05) [2]


Automatic parcel accumulation transfer system
Patent No. 10981486 

Inventor(s): Michael D. Carpenter (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Siemens Logistics LLC (DFW Airport, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16051866 on 08/01/2018 (993 days app to issue)

Abstract: Parcel processing systems and methods. A parcel processing system includes a boom conveyor section configured to extend into a loading area, transport parcels into the loading area, and adjust a height of a discharge end of the boom conveyor section. The parcel processing system includes a sensor pod configured to scan the loading area into which the parcels can be placed. The parcel processing system includes a control system configured to determine a placement of the one or more parcels in the loading area, arrange the one or more parcels on the boom conveyor section according to the determined placement, control the boom conveyor section to transport one or more parcels into the loading area, control the height of the discharge end of the boom conveyor section, and place the one or more parcels into the loading area in the determined placement.

[B65H] HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES


Rotor span-balance pocket
Patent No. 10981647 

Inventor(s): John R. McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Nathan P. Green (Mansfield, TX), Paul Sherrill (Grapevine, TX), Robert Self (Fort Worth, TX), Robert Wardlaw (Keller, TX), Russell Cole (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15666654 on 08/02/2017 (1357 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes a rotor-blade span-balancing system, including a span-balance pocket in a surface of a rotor blade; a cover operably configured to cover the span-balance pocket, wherein the cover is operably configured to be substantially flush with the surface of the rotor blade surface when covering the span-balance pocket, and wherein the cover includes a cover boss for reacting centrifugal force of the cover into the rotor blade; and one or more span-balance weights attached to the cover to span-balance the rotor blade.

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


Aircraft having multiple independent yaw authority mechanisms
Patent No. 10981661 

Inventor(s): John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15972481 on 05/07/2018 (1079 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft has multiple independent yaw authority mechanisms. The aircraft includes an airframe having first and second wings with at least first and second pylons extending therebetween and with a plurality of tail members extending therefrom each having an active control surface. A two-dimensional distributed thrust array is coupled to the airframe that includes a plurality of propulsion assemblies each having a rotor assembly and each operable for thrust vectoring. A flight control system is operable to independently control each of the propulsion assemblies. A first yaw authority mechanism includes differential speed control of rotor assemblies rotating clockwise compared to rotor assemblies rotating counterclockwise. A second yaw authority mechanism includes differential longitudinal control surface maneuvers of control surfaces of two symmetrically disposed tail members. A third yaw authority mechanism includes differential thrust vectoring of propulsion assemblies.

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


Fairing bond fixture
Patent No. 10981673 

Inventor(s): David Littlejohn (Haslet, TX), Scott Oren Smith (Bedford, TX), Sven Roy Lofstrom (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15282176 on 09/30/2016 (1663 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bond fixture includes a support structure and a first assembly coupled to the support structure. The first assembly includes a frame defining a chamber and a first pressure pad and second pressure pad coupled to the frame opposite one another and positioned within the chamber. The second pressure pad is movable to control a pressure applied by the first pressure pad and the second pressure pad.

[B64F] GROUND OR AIRCRAFT-CARRIER-DECK INSTALLATIONS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH AIRCRAFT; DESIGNING, MANUFACTURING, ASSEMBLING, CLEANING, MAINTAINING OR REPAIRING AIRCRAFT, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; HANDLING, TRANSPORTING, TESTING OR INSPECTING AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Aircraft engine cleaning system
Patent No. 10981674 

Inventor(s): George F. Griffiths (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Rolls-Royce Corporation (Indianapolis, IN)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16438925 on 06/12/2019 (678 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for performing a cleaning cycle on a turbine engine mounted to an airframe includes conducting a cleaning agent from a cleaning agent supply into the gas turbine engine. The method further includes conducting compressed air from a cleaning air supply into the gas turbine engine to dry motor the gas turbine engine while the cleaning agent is conducted from the cleaning agent supply into the gas turbine engine.

[B64F] GROUND OR AIRCRAFT-CARRIER-DECK INSTALLATIONS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH AIRCRAFT; DESIGNING, MANUFACTURING, ASSEMBLING, CLEANING, MAINTAINING OR REPAIRING AIRCRAFT, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; HANDLING, TRANSPORTING, TESTING OR INSPECTING AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


 

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

Broad spectrum antimicrobial coatings comprising combinations of organosilanes
Patent No. 10980236 

Inventor(s): Elias Shaheen (Plano, TX), Gavri Grossman (Dallas, TX), Jie Fang (Carrollton, TX), Maha El-Sayed (Fremont, CA), Parham Asgari (Arlington, TX), Valerie Beck (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ALLIED BIOSCIENCE, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16940159 on 07/27/2020 (267 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aqueous antimicrobial coating composition capable of forming an antimicrobial coating on a surface comprises at least two organosilanes, each of the at least two organosilanes having a structure, RSi(OR)[subscript]3 [/subscript]wherein R=(CH[subscript]2[/subscript])[subscript]3[/subscript]Y; Y=[superscript]+[/superscript]N(CH[subscript]3[/subscript])[subscript]2[/subscript](C[subscript]18[/subscript]H[subscript]37[/subscript])X[superscript][/superscript]; [superscript]+[/superscript]N(CH[subscript]3[/subscript])[subscript]2[/subscript](C[subscript]14[/subscript]H[subscript]29[/subscript])X[superscript][/superscript]; [superscript]+[/superscript]N(C[subscript]10[/subscript]H[subscript]21[/subscript])[subscript]2[/subscript](CH[subscript]3[/subscript])X[superscript][/superscript]; Cl or NH[subscript]2[/subscript]; X[superscript][/superscript]=halide, sulfate, nitrate, phosphate, carbonate, organic sulfonate, organic carbonate, BF[subscript]4[/subscript][superscript][/superscript], or ClO[subscript]4[/subscript][superscript][/superscript]; and R=H, methyl or ethyl, or a C[subscript]3[/subscript]-C[subscript]6 [/subscript]straight-chained, branched or cyclic alkyl group, with the proviso that the organosilane RSi(OR)[subscript]3 [/subscript]having the C[subscript]3[/subscript]-C[subscript]6 [/subscript]straight-chained, branched or cyclic alkyl group hydrolyzes in the aqueous antimicrobial coating composition to RSi(OH)[subscript]3[/subscript].

[C09D] COATING COMPOSITIONS, e.g. PAINTS, VARNISHES OR LACQUERS; FILLING PASTES; CHEMICAL PAINT OR INK REMOVERS; INKS; CORRECTING FLUIDS; WOODSTAINS; PASTES OR SOLIDS FOR COLOURING OR PRINTING; USE OF MATERIALS THEREFOR (cosmetics A61K; processes for applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces, in general, B05D; staining wood B27K 5/02; glazes or vitreous enamels C03C; natural resins, French polish, drying-oils, driers, turpentine, per se, C09F; polishing compositions other than French polish, ski waxes C09G; adhesives or use of materials as adhesives C09J; materials for sealing or packing joints or covers C09K 3/10; materials for stopping leaks C09K 3/12; processes for the electrolytic or electrophoretic production of coatings C25D) [5]


Graphite oxide reinforced fiber in hosts such as concrete or asphalt
Patent No. 10981791 

Inventor(s): Richard Stoltz (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Garmor Inc. (Orlando, FL)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15564637 on 03/31/2016 (1846 days app to issue)

Abstract: This can be a method of making a high strength composite reinforcing fiber using flat GO flakes coated on a conventional reinforcing fiber. This maintains some the flexibility of the fiber and aligns the flat graphene flakes along the surface of the fiber; this dramatically increases the strength of the fiber. It also allows bonding between overlapping flakes, in contrast to flakes being uniformly dispersed in a host material that is being reinforced and dramatically increases the strength of the host material.

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


Antibodies targeting a complex comprising non-classical HLA-I and neoantigen and their methods of use
Patent No. 10981996 

Inventor(s): Jon Weidanz (Arlington, TX), Katherine Upchurch-Ange (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): ABEXXA BIOLOGICS, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Goodwin Procter LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16926306 on 07/10/2020 (284 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided herein are antibodies that selectively bind to complex comprising a non-classical HLA-I (e.g. HLA-E) and a neoantigen having variable heavy chain domains (VH), variable light chain domains (VL), and complementarity determining regions (CDRs) as disclosed herein, as well as methods and uses thereof.

[C07K] PEPTIDES (peptides containing fl-lactam rings C07D; cyclic dipeptides not having in their molecule any other peptide link than those which form their ring, e.g. piperazine-2,5-diones, C07D; ergot alkaloids of the cyclic peptide type C07D 519/02; single cell proteins, enzymes C12N; genetic engineering processes for obtaining peptides C12N 15/00) [4]


Antibodies targeting a complex comprising non-classical HLA-I and neoantigen and their methods of use
Patent No. 10981997 

Inventor(s): Jon Weidanz (Arlington, TX), Katherine Upchurch-Ange (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): ABEXXA BIOLOGICS, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Goodwin Procter LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16926355 on 07/10/2020 (284 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided herein are antibodies that selectively bind to complex comprising a non-classical HLA-I (e.g. HLA-E) and a neoantigen having variable heavy chain domains (VH), variable light chain domains (VL), and complementarity determining regions (CDRs) as disclosed herein, as well as methods and uses thereof.

[C07K] PEPTIDES (peptides containing fl-lactam rings C07D; cyclic dipeptides not having in their molecule any other peptide link than those which form their ring, e.g. piperazine-2,5-diones, C07D; ergot alkaloids of the cyclic peptide type C07D 519/02; single cell proteins, enzymes C12N; genetic engineering processes for obtaining peptides C12N 15/00) [4]


Long fiber-reinforced propylene composition for use in a thin part
Patent No. 10982059 

Inventor(s): Jimmy Kanuteh (Offenbach am Main, , DE), Juergen Stuermer (Giessen, , DE), Markus Dehe (Lahnstein, , DE), Paul Kenny (Holmen, WI), Timothy L. Tibor (Winona, MN), Uta Schoenwald-Otten (Rodenbach, , DE)
Assignee(s): Celanese International Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Dority Manning, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15865305 on 01/09/2018 (1197 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fiber-reinforced polymer composition that comprises a polymer matrix that contains a propylene polymer is provided. The polymer matrix constitutes from about 30 wt. % to about 80 wt. % of the composition, and a plurality of long reinforcing fibers that are distributed within the polymer matrix. The fibers constitute from about 20 wt. % to about 70 wt. % of the composition. The polymer composition exhibits a spiral flow length of about 450 millimeters or more as determined in accordance with ASTM D3123-09, and after aging at a temperature of 150 C. for 1,000 hours, a Charpy unnotched impact strength greater than about 15 kJ/m[superscript]2 [/superscript]as determined at a temperature of 23 C. in accordance with ISO Test No. 179-1:2010.

[C08F] MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS OBTAINED BY REACTIONS ONLY INVOLVING CARBON-TO-CARBON UNSATURATED BONDS (production of liquid hydrocarbon mixtures from lower carbon number hydrocarbons, e.g. by oligomerisation, C10G 50/00; fermentation or enzyme-using processes to synthesise a desired chemical compound or composition or to separate optical isomers from a racemic mixture C12P; graft polymerisation of monomers containing carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds on to fibres, threads, yarns, fabrics or fibrous goods made from such materials D06M 14/00) [2]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Insulated roof diaphragms and methods
Patent No. 10982442 

Inventor(s): Laurie Hill (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): RMAX OPERATING, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16774479 on 01/28/2020 (448 days app to issue)

Abstract: A roof system and related methods for installing the roof system. The roof system includes a roof diaphragm including a nail board and an insulating panel connected to the nail board, wherein the insulating panel is adapted to be positioned between the nail board and a roof frame so that the insulating panel engages the roof frame. In several exemplary embodiments, the nail board comprises one or both of: oriented strand board (OSB) and plywood. In several exemplary embodiments, the insulating panel comprises one or both of: a closed-cell rigid polyisocyanurate (polyiso) foam core and a polystyrene foam core. In several exemplary embodiments, the roof system further includes a plurality of nail board fasteners connecting the roof diaphragm to the roof frame, the nail board fasteners each extending through the nail board, through the insulating panel, and into the roof frame to a depth.

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


Independent internal and external door latch actuation mechanisms
Patent No. 10982471 

Inventor(s): Joshua Andrew Emrich (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15804168 on 11/06/2017 (1261 days app to issue)

Abstract: A latch system includes an actuation module having first and second actuation mechanisms. The first actuation mechanism includes a first handle, a lock tab and an inner rod coupled together. The second actuation mechanism includes at least one second handle, a conversion block and an outer rod coupled together with the outer rod and the conversion block each having a slot. At least one latch module has a retractable latch. A control cable connects the conversion block and the latch module such that rotation of the conversion block in a first direction retracts the latch. A lock is operably engagable with the lock tab to selectively allow and prevent rotation of the inner rod. Rotation of the inner rod in the first direction rotates the conversion block. Rotation of the outer rod in the first direction rotates the conversion block without rotating the inner rod.

[E05B] LOCKS; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR; HANDCUFFS


Shock isolator device and related methods
Patent No. 10982492 

Inventor(s): Manoj Gopalan (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): RIME Downhole Technologies, LLC (Benbrook, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16945164 on 07/31/2020 (263 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shock isolator device for use in a downhole tool attenuates axial shocks to a protected structure and maintains that structure’’s rotational orientation to the tool while reducing damage to, maintenance costs of, and wear on, the device components. The shock isolator device interposes an internally- and externally-splined key between an internally-splined sleeve on an anti-rotation section and an externally-splined plunger attached to a connector. The key is less wear-resistant than the sleeve or plunger and can be replaced. The meshed sleeve, key, and plunger force the protected structure attached to the connector to maintain its rotational orientation. The sleeve of the anti-rotation system is attached to a shock damper, which damps axial shocks between the plunger and the sleeve, and is connected to a second connector. The shock damper includes a spring assembly and a viscous damper using a piston in an oil-filled cylinder forcing oil through an orifice.

[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]


Assessing a downhole state of perforating explosives
Patent No. 10982512 

Inventor(s): James Marshall Barker (Mansfield, TX), Thomas Earl Burky (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16657216 on 10/18/2019 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wellbore perforating apparatus and method according to which a perforating gun and a sensor sub are run into a wellbore toward a downhole location at which the wellbore is to be perforated. Detonable components of the perforating gun are energized to perforate the wellbore at the downhole location. An acceleration of the perforating gun and a pressure and a temperature of the wellbore are detected using the sensor sub during a time interval encompassing the energization of the detonable components. The detected acceleration, pressure, and temperature are compared to benchmark energetic responses for both detonation and deflagration events. Based on this comparison, a decision can be made as to whether an incubation period is needed to allow a reaction of the detonable components to weaken before retrieving the perforating gun from the wellbore.

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


Tubing and annular gas lift
Patent No. 10982514 

Inventor(s): William Garrett Archa (Decatur, TX)
Assignee(s): Liberty Lift Solutions, LLC (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: The Kubiak Law Firm PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16945102 on 07/31/2020 (263 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gas lift system may be installed within a well to allow gas lift operations where gas may be injected into the annular area of the well while producing fluids through the interior of the production tubular or upon demand may be reversed so that gas may be injected into the interior of the production tubular while producing fluids to the annular region of the well. In order to allow bidirectional production on demand two types of gas lift mandrels are installed as part of the production tubular. Both types of gas lift mandrels are configured such that gas lift valves are mounted to the exterior of the mandrels. In order to facilitate the desired direction of gas flow through the two types of gas lift mandrels a plug and packer system with or with out one way valves may be utilized to direct and contain the pressurized gas flow within the well.

[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]


Direct sequence spectrum signal downhole tool
Patent No. 10982533 

Inventor(s): Rich Warner (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16499226 on 03/27/2018 (1120 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments described herein comprise a wellbore system having a controller, one or more downhole tools, and a conveyance configured to lower the one or more downhole tools into the wellbore. The one or more control nodes are located in at least one of the downhole tools and wherein the control nodes activate a portion of the downhole tool and data is exchanged between the control node and the controller using a direct sequence spread spectrum signal.

[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

 

Bi-stable actuator devices
Patent No. 10982739 

Inventor(s): Luis Plata (Richardson, TX), Marcio Dias Lima (Richardson, TX), Yang Yang (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Greenblum Bernstein, P.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16097555 on 04/28/2017 (1453 days app to issue)

Abstract: An actuator device that includes a first actuating segment of an artificial muscle fiber, where one end of the first actuating segment is connected to a first terminal and the other end of the first actuating segment is connected to a second terminal. The device also includes a second actuating segment of an artificial muscle fiber, where one end of the second actuating segment is connected to a third terminal and the other end of the second actuating segment is connected to a fourth terminal. The device also includes a paddle disposed on both the first and second actuating segments and a heating provision disposed on the first and second actuating segments. The heating provision independently provides energy in the form of heat to the first and second actuating segments, and the actuator device moves rotates the paddle to a desired position through activating the first or second actuating segments.

[F16H] GEARING


Expansion valve with selectable operation modes
Patent No. 10982887 

Inventor(s): Sivakumar Gopalnarayanan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Rheem Manufacturing Company (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16197233 on 11/20/2018 (882 days app to issue)

Abstract: A compression refrigeration system includes a switch to select between a plurality of operation modes of a metering device that controls a rate of flow of a refrigerant to an evaporator of the compression refrigeration system. Each operation mode is associated with a respective refrigerant. Further, the compression refrigeration system includes a reference database that comprises pressure-temperature data associated with a plurality of refrigerants. Furthermore, the compression refrigeration system includes a valve adjustment engine that is communicatively coupled to the switch and the reference database. The valve adjustment engine controls the metering device based on an operation mode of the metering device that is selected using the switch. The operation mode is selected based on a refrigerant with which the compression refrigeration system is currently charged.

[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)


 

P H Y S I C S

Filtration media packs produced using additive manufacturing
Patent No. 10981335 

Inventor(s): Darrell Lee Morehouse, III (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, IL)
Law Firm: Law Office of Kurt J. Fugman LLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16268930 on 02/06/2019 (804 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for manufacturing a filter medium includes providing a computer-readable three-dimensional model of the filter medium including a plurality of segments, each segment of the three-dimensional model being configured to be converted into a plurality of slices that each define a cross-sectional layer of the filter medium, each segment including an undulating layer extending along a predetermined direction that is different than the predetermined direction of the undulating layer of the other segment; and successively forming each layer of the filter medium by additive manufacturing.

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


System and method of monitoring a diagnostic system of a process control system
Patent No. 10983025 

Inventor(s): John D. Cockerham (Tulsa, OK), Nathan A. Quinn (McKinney, TX), Tony A. Durant (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16027058 on 07/03/2018 (1022 days app to issue)

Abstract: Monitoring systems and methods for a relief valve system. In one example, a monitoring system for a relief valve includes at least one tilt sensor coupled to one or more of a cover or a latch of the relief valve. The at least one tilt sensor is associated with an interface. Upon detection by the at least one tilt sensor that one of the cover is open or the latch is unlocked, a signal is transmitted by the interface indicating one or more of the cover is open or the latch is unlocked.

[G01L] MEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE (weighing G01G) [4]


Applying triaxial stresses to a core sample during perforation and flow testing
Patent No. 10983038 

Inventor(s): John Douglas Manning (Alvarado, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15763788 on 10/04/2017 (1294 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for applying triaxial stresses to a core sample during perforation and flow testing. A core sample of rock is positioned within a fixture shell of an overburden stress apparatus, which is placed within a pressure vessel. The pressure vessel applies a vessel pressure to the overburden stress apparatus. The overburden stress apparatus contains a plurality of stress members which apply overburden stresses to the core sample along its three principal axes. The applied overburden stresses are resisted by a combination of the structural integrity of the overburden stress apparatus and the circumferential support applied to the overburden stress apparatus by the vessel pressure. With the overburden stresses applied, the core sample can undergo perforation testing, production testing, and injection testing.

[G01N] INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES (measuring or testing processes other than immunoassay, involving enzymes or microorganisms C12M, C12Q)


Depassivation lithography by scanning tunneling microscopy
Patent No. 10983142 

Inventor(s): Ehud Fuchs (Plano, TX), James H. G. Owen (Dallas, TX), John Randall (Richardson, TX), Joseph Lake (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ZYVEX LABS, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16660543 on 10/22/2019 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for forming atomically precise structures are provided. In some embodiments, the methods, devices, and systems of the present disclosure utilize a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) system to receive a sample having a surface to be patterned. The system positions a conductive tip over a pixel region of the surface. While the conductive tip remains laterally fixed relative to the surface, the system applies a bias voltage between the conductive tip and the surface such that a current between the conductive tip and the surface removes at least one atom from the pixel region. The system stops applying the voltage and current when it senses the removal of the at least one atom. The system then verifies that the at least one atom has been removed from the pixel region.

[G01Q] SCANNING-PROBE TECHNIQUES OR APPARATUS; APPLICATIONS OF SCANNING-PROBE TECHNIQUES, e.g. SCANNING-PROBE MICROSCOPY [SPM] [2010.01]


Full pad coverage boundary scan
Patent No. 10983161 

Inventor(s): Prakash Narayanan (Bangalore, , IN), Rajat Mehrotra (New Dehli, , IN), Rajesh Kumar Mittal (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16380182 on 04/10/2019 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit, comprising functional circuitry and testing circuitry. A first set of pads is operable in a first state for communicating testing signals to the testing circuitry and operable in a second state for communicating input/output signals to the functional circuitry. A second set of pads, differing from the first set of pads, is operable in the second state for communicating testing signals to the testing circuitry for testing signals associated in the second state with the first set of pads.

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


Active sensor circuitry
Patent No. 10983178 

Inventor(s): Jason M. Chilcote (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Honeywell International Inc. (Morris Plains, NJ)
Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16415296 on 05/17/2019 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and sensor systems are described with magnetoresistive sensor configurations. An example magnetoresistive sensor configuration includes an input feed that receives an electrical current, magnetic field detection circuitry in electrical communication with the input feed, and a feedback connection in electrical communication with the magnetic field detection circuitry and the input feed. The magnetic field detection circuitry transitions between a released state and an operated state in response to an external magnetic source. The configuration further includes an electrical storage element in electrical communication with the input feed that maintains a minimum operating voltage and current within the magnetoresistive sensor in an instance in which the magnetic field detection circuitry is operated.

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


Integrated fluxgate magnetic gradient sensor
Patent No. 10983180 

Inventor(s): Gebhard Haug (Moessingen, , DE), Martijn Fridus Snoeij (Erding, , DE), Viola Schaffer (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16569741 on 09/13/2019 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated fluxgate magnetic gradient sensor includes a common mode sensitive fluxgate magnetometer and a differential mode sensitive fluxgate magnetometer. The common mode sensitive fluxgate magnetometer includes a first core adjacent to a second core. The first and second cores are wrapped by a first excitation wire coil configured to receive an excitation current that affects a differential mode magnetic field. The differential mode sensitive fluxgate magnetometer includes a third core adjacent to the first core and a fourth core adjacent to the second core. The third and fourth cores are wrapped by a second excitation wire coil configured to receive an excitation current that affects a common mode magnetic field.

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


Techniques for on-chip polarization management
Patent No. 10983200 

Inventor(s): Brett E. Huff (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Aeva, Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17129061 on 12/21/2020 (120 days app to issue)

Abstract: A light detection and ranging (LiDAR) system according to the present disclosure comprises an optical source to emit an optical beam. The LiDAR system comprises a PSR comprising a silicon nitride based waveguide to split and rotate a target return signal of the optical beam from a target. The silicon nitride based waveguide includes a first silicon nitride segment and a second silicon nitride segment. The first silicon nitride segment includes a first layer and a second layer. The first silicon nitride segment has tapered widths along a longitudinal direction. The second silicon nitride segment includes a silicon nitride adiabatic coupler. The LiDAR system further comprises an optical element to generate a local oscillator (LO) signal and a PD to mix the target return signal with the LO signal to generate a heterodyne signal to extract information of the target.

[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]


Thermal maturity estimation via logs
Patent No. 10983246 

Inventor(s): Erik Rylander (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (Sugar Land, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14977336 on 12/21/2015 (1947 days app to issue)

Abstract: The systems and methods provided herein relate to extracting maturity-based properties from input log data obtained by a downhole well logging tool. A maturity inversion is performed using the input log data, a log response model, and at least one maturity model to extract maturity-based properties from the input log data. The maturity-based properties are provided in an output log, such that subsequent down hole operation of the formation may account for the maturity-based properties.

[G01V] GEOPHYSICS; GRAVITATIONAL MEASUREMENTS; DETECTING MASSES OR OBJECTS; TAGS (means for indicating the location of accidentally buried, e.g. snow-buried, persons A63B 29/02) [6]


Component-based system for computer implemented multi-dimensional gridded mesoscale meteorological projection
Patent No. 10983250 

Inventor(s): Quint D. Avenetti (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: GableGotwals (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17037137 on 09/29/2020 (203 days app to issue)

Abstract: A component-based system and method is provided for generating and processing multi-dimensional gridded mesoscale meteorological projections. In embodiments, the system includes four integrated processes for data storage, retrieval, manipulation, communication, processing, and end user application tasks. Two or more components may interface for performing tasks. A data component stores, retrieves, and manipulates data utilizing functions under conditions of variable internet and non-internet connectivity. A communications component transmits and receives data to/from the data component for manipulation by the processing component. The processing component includes an artificial intelligence machine learning component and logic for manipulating the data to generate gridded mesoscale meteorological projections arrayed spatially and temporally. A post-processing component allows users to receive and retrieve automated projections from the data repository in a format suitable for end user application to automatically support and enhance the accuracy of computationally complex but tractable position, navigation, and timing solutions.

[G01W] METEOROLOGY (radar, sonar, lidar or analogous systems, designed for meteorological use G01S 13/95, G01S 15/88, G01S 17/95)


Automation control system
Patent No. 10983511 

Inventor(s): Hanz Da Silva (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Quest Automated Services, LLC (Tulsa, OK)
Law Firm: Hall Estill Attorneys at Law (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15879683 on 01/25/2018 (1181 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system can provide automation with at least a computing device receiving an automation model via a graphical user interface that is converted to computer code with a controller of the computing device. A parser module of the computing device can remove portions of the computer code to create broadcast parameters that are subsequently transmitted to an automation device. A de-parser module of the automation device may translate the broadcast parameters into an automation process that is executed with the automation device to physically enact the automation model with the automation device.

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


Method and apparatus for managing global chip power on a multicore system on chip
Patent No. 10983576 

Inventor(s): David A. Carlson (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): MARVELL ASIA PTE, LTD. (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: Hamilton, Brook, Smith Reynolds, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16895438 on 06/08/2020 (316 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to at least one example embodiment, a method and corresponding apparatus for controlling power in a multi-core processor chip include: accumulating, at a controller within the multi-core processor chip, one or more power estimates associated with multiple core processors within the multi-core processor chip. A global power threshold is determined based on a cumulative power estimate, the cumulative power estimate being determined based at least in part on the one or more power estimates accumulated. The controller causes power consumption at each of the core processors to be controlled based on the determined global power threshold. The controller may directly control power consumption at the core processors or may command the core processors to do so.

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


Using driven shield and touch elements lock algorithm for achieving liquid tolerant capacitive touch solution
Patent No. 10983642 

Inventor(s): Yiding Luo (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16511943 on 07/15/2019 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a touch interface that includes a plurality of electrodes and a shield device. The shield device is configured to establish a first mutual capacitive coupling with a first electrode of the plurality of electrodes. The shield device is further configured to establish a second mutual capacitive coupling with a second electrode of the plurality of electrodes. The apparatus further includes a controller coupled to the touch interface. The controller is configured to detect a touch based on a detected first capacitance value of the first mutual capacitive coupling and a detected second capacitance value of the second mutual capacitive coupling.

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


Providing variable responses in a virtual-assistant environment
Patent No. 10983654 

Inventor(s): Mark Zartler (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): VERINT AMERICAS INC. (Alpharetta, GA)
Law Firm: Meunier Carlin Curfman LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15828036 on 11/30/2017 (1237 days app to issue)

Abstract: Virtual assistants intelligently emulate a representative of a service provider by providing variable responses to user queries received via the virtual assistants. These variable responses may take the context of a user’’s query into account both when identifying an intent of a user’’s query and when identifying an appropriate response to the user’’s query.

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


User space pre-emptive real-time scheduler
Patent No. 10983846 

Inventor(s): Liangchen Zheng (Sunnyvale, CA), Mark Huang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15977893 on 05/11/2018 (1075 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer implemented method includes executing a user space partition first real-time task from a real-time task queue on a real-time kernel thread executing on a computing core of a computer, wherein the real-time kernel thread is scheduled by an operating system scheduler, pre-empting the first real-time task via a user space partition real-time task scheduler in response to a task switch signal, saving a first real-time task context, loading a user space second real-time task context for use by the real-time kernel thread via the user space partition real-time task scheduler, and executing the second real-time task from the real-time task queue on the real-time kernel thread.

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


Streaming engine with compressed encoding for loop circular buffer sizes
Patent No. 10983912 

Inventor(s): Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16423813 on 05/28/2019 (693 days app to issue)

Abstract: A streaming engine employed in a digital data processor specifies a fixed read only data stream defined by plural nested loops. An address generator produces address of data elements for the nested loops. A steam head register stores data elements next to be supplied to functional units for use as operands. A stream template register specifies a circular address mode for the loop, first and second block size numbers and a circular address block size selection. For a first circular address block size selection the block size corresponds to the first block size number. For a first circular address block size selection the block size corresponds to the first block size number. For a second circular address block size selection the block size corresponds to a sum of the first block size number and the second block size number.

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


Scaling by dynamic discovery for data processing
Patent No. 10984009 

Inventor(s): Fredrick Allen Crable (Allen, TX), Raghavendra Dharmavaram (Little Elm, TX), Rajesh Ranjan Sinha (McKinney, TX), Siddharth Srinivasan (Little Elm, TX), Vipin Dwivedi (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16848230 on 04/14/2020 (371 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects described herein may relate to methods, systems, and apparatuses that partitions searchable content and distributes the segments across a plurality of processing nodes, which in turn further sub-partitions the partitions for processing by local search actor in order to increase the speed with which a search request from a user is processed. Processing nodes available to receive partitioned searchable content are registered with an external storage device. The external storage device also maintains a global results collector that compiles results from the partitions of searchable content. Respective local collector actors receive compiled results from local search actors for a processing node and the compiled results are sent to the global results collector for compiling for the plurality of processing nodes. Results of the user search request are then provided to the user.

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


Harness design change record and replay
Patent No. 10984150 

Inventor(s): Vikas Maddukuri (Altrincham, , GB)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14609880 on 01/30/2015 (2272 days app to issue)

Abstract: This application discloses a system implementing tools and mechanisms to identify alterations made to a baseline harness design that describes a wire harness, and selectively modify a target harness design based, at least in part, on the alterations made to the baseline harness design. The tools and mechanisms can perform the selective modification of the target harness design through a three-way comparison of the baseline harness design, an altered version of the baseline harness design, and the target harness design. During the three-way comparison, the tools and mechanisms can compare the target harness design to the baseline harness design, and compare the altered version of the baseline harness design to the baseline harness design. The tools and mechanisms can then selectively modify the target harness design based on the alterations made to the baseline harness design and the differences between the target harness design to the baseline harness design.

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


Virtual reality environment for catastrophe preparedness and response education
Patent No. 10984151 

Inventor(s): Bradly Jay Billman (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15434842 on 02/16/2017 (1524 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems described in this disclosure are directed to rendering audiovisual (A/V) simulation of a disaster situation at a facility by artificially simulating the disaster situation. The disaster situation uses a 3D model of the environment associated with the facility. Embodiments of the disclosed system continuously collect data relating to reactions of one or more users to the simulation model. Upon analyzing the reactions of one or more users to the simulation model, the system provides A/V indicators such as an avatar, a virtual teacher, or a virtual user to provide information for responding to the disaster situation. In some embodiments, the simulation model can be customized based on one or more factors, such as an age of the one or users, a skillset of the one or more users, a geographical location of the facility.

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


Detection systems, apparatus, and related methods for use with vehicle sensor modules
Patent No. 10984299 

Inventor(s): Ethan Pomish (Livonia, MI), John-Michael McNew (Ann Arbor, MI), Ryan M. Wiesenberg (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16686846 on 11/18/2019 (519 days app to issue)

Abstract: Detection systems, apparatus, and related methods for use with vehicle sensor modules are disclosed. A disclosed detection system for one or more vehicles includes a vehicle sensor module and a positioning feature disposed on a vehicle exterior or infrastructure. The positioning feature includes a machine-readable code associated with predefined calibration data of the positioning feature. The detection system also includes a vehicle controller configured to detect, via the vehicle sensor module, the positioning feature when the positioning feature is visible to the vehicle sensor module. The vehicle controller is configured to obtain the predefined calibration data in response to reading the machine-readable code and calibrate the vehicle sensor module based on the predefined calibration data.

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


Distributed activity control systems and methods
Patent No. 10984325 

Inventor(s): Robert D. Pedersen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16737731 on 01/08/2020 (468 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dynamic, distributed directed activity network comprising a directed activity control program specifying tasks to be executed including required individual task inputs and outputs, the required order of task execution, and permitted parallelism in task execution; a plurality of task execution agents, individual of said agents having a set of dynamically changing agent attributes and capable of executing different required tasks in said activity control; a plurality of task execution controllers, each controller associated with one or more of the task execution agents with access to dynamically changing agent attributes; a directed activity controller for communicating with said task execution controllers for directing execution of said activity control program; a communications network capable of supporting communication between said directed activity controller and task execution controllers; and wherein said directed activity controller and task execution controllers communicate via said communication network to execute said directed activity control program using selected task execution agents.

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


Profiling pallets and goods in a warehouse environment
Patent No. 10984378 

Inventor(s): Aalam Shaikh (Sunnyvale, TX), Caitlin Voegele (San Francisco, CA), Charles Inokon (Raleigh, NC), Chris McMurrough (Arlington, TX), Christopher Frank Eckman (San Francisco, CA), Daniel Thomas Wintz (San Francisco, CA), Ell
Assignee(s): Cloud 9 Perception, LP (Arlington, TX), Lineage Logistics, LLC (Irvine, CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16671133 on 10/31/2019 (537 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one implementation, a system for automatically profiling pallets includes a frame defining an opening that is sized and shaped for a pallet to pass through, and cameras mounted to the frame, the cameras being configured to capture images of a pallet as it passes through the frame. The system further includes a profiling computer system that is configured to receive the images captured by the cameras and to automatically profile the pallet based, at least in part, on analysis of the images. Automatically profiling the pallet includes generating a point cloud representing the pallet based on the images, determining a size of the pallet based on the point cloud generated from images of the pallet, identifying contents of the pallet based on the images, and providing pallet information identifying, at least, the size and contents of the pallet to a warehouse management system in association with the pallet.

[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]


Targeted marketing based on social media interaction
Patent No. 10984453 

Inventor(s): Baxter Box (Dallas, TX), Harrison Jackson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): rewardStyle, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15876684 on 01/22/2018 (1184 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for providing targeted marketing to a user based on the user’’s social media interaction. The system includes one or more computing platforms providing computer-automated functionality performing method steps for accepting a digital media and digital media related data from a publisher, generating associated information unique identifiers, monitoring social media networks for member-user rankings of the digital media after it is posted, and communicating to a member-user targeted marketing information based on the user rankings A data storage device persists the digital media, digital media related data, and information unique identifier, which may include a linking hash character, a unique identifier, an account identifier, and/or social media network system-defined elements. The publisher selects digital media and information representing digital media elements, and posts the digital media on the social media network website. Edits, if applied to the selected digital media, are persisted in the data storage.

[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]


Accounting workflow integration
Patent No. 10984484 

Inventor(s): Harpreet Hira (Plano, TX), Shailesh Mishra (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Intuit Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15663648 on 07/28/2017 (1362 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of accounting workflow integration includes receiving, by a workflow user interface, a first request from a first worker to generate a project including multiple accounting tasks. The first request includes an assignment of an accounting task in the accounting tasks to a second worker. The method further includes generating the project in response to the request, and providing, by the workflow user interface to the second worker, the accounting task and a deadline to complete the accounting task. The method further includes accounting software of the second worker completing the accounting task, and updating a status of the accounting task in response to completing the accounting task. The method further includes receiving a second request from the first worker, the second request to display a status of the project, and providing, to the first worker in the workflow user interface, an updated status of the project.

[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]


Utilizing a machine learning model to automatically visually validate a user interface for multiple platforms
Patent No. 10984517 

Inventor(s): Deepa Mohan (Frisco, TX), Mark Morrison (Rowlett, TX), Prasad Pathapati (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Hamty, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16359443 on 03/20/2019 (762 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device receives user interface information associated with a user interface to be provided for a particular platform, and receives design information for a design of the user interface to be provided for the particular platform. The device receives a request to visually compare the user interface information and the design information, and utilizes, based on the request, a trained machine learning model to visually compare the user interface information and the design information. The device generates information, indicating defects in the user interface information, based on utilizing the trained machine learning model to visually compare the user interface information and the design information, where the defects include user interface information that does not visually match the design information. The device provides the information indicating the defects in the user interface information.

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


Systems and methods for determining defects in physical objects
Patent No. 10984521 

Inventor(s): Darrell R. Krueger (Lawrence, KS), Garrett Smitley (Fort Worth, TX), Kevin Lawhon (Cleburne, TX), Rachel Kohler (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BNSF Railway Company (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16196990 on 11/20/2018 (882 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, by a defect detector module, an image of a physical object and classifying, by the defect detector module, one or more first features from the image of the physical object into one or more first classifications using one or more machine learning algorithms. The method further includes analyzing, by the defect detector module, the one or more first classifications and determining, by the defect detector module, that the physical object comprises a defect based on analyzing the one or more first classifications.

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


3D point cloud compression systems for delivery and access of a subset of a compressed 3D point cloud
Patent No. 10984541 

Inventor(s): Imed Bouazizi (Frisco, TX), Youngkwon Lim (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16379675 on 04/09/2019 (742 days app to issue)

Abstract: An encoding device, a decoding device and a method for point cloud encoding is provided. The method includes generating, for a 3D point cloud, frames corresponding to attributes of the 3D point cloud and an occupancy map. The method also includes encoding, the frames to generate one or more bitstreams. The one or more bitstreams include individual tracks and media content. The individual tracks include media tracks and a timed metadata track. The timed metadata track references the media tracks and the media tracks correspond respectively to the attributes. The method also includes generating a container including the one or more bitstreams transmitting the container.

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


Spatial decomposition-based repair of defects in boundary representations
Patent No. 10984592 

Inventor(s): Hiren Dedhia (Santa Ana, CA)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16527674 on 07/31/2019 (629 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing system may include a mesh access engine and a mesh repair engine. The mesh access engine may be configured to access a boundary representation of an object design, the boundary representation including a defect. The mesh repair engine may be configured to repair the boundary representation, including by converting the boundary representation into a spatial decomposition representation of the object design and converting the spatial decomposition representation of the object design back into a boundary representation form to obtain a repaired boundary representation of the object design.

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


System and method for vehicle-to-vehicle statistic challenges
Patent No. 10984657 

Inventor(s): Abril A. Galang (Ann Arbor, MI), Joshua D. Payne (Ann Arbor, MI), Nathan C. Westover (New Hudson, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16107238 on 08/21/2018 (973 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems of the present disclosure allow vehicle participants to issue vehicle statistical challenges to other vehicle participants using V2V communications. Accepted challenges are initiated and vehicle statistics relevant to the challenge are then recorded by the system in both vehicles. Once the challenge is complete, the system calculates and/or compares the results of the challenge, then communicates the results to the challenge participants. The system may also provide options for drivers to communicate via V2V messages, directions, routes, places of interest, or emergency locations in lieu of stopping and inquiring other vehicle participants in person.

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


Using cloud-based data for industrial automation system training
Patent No. 10984677 

Inventor(s): Stephen Nawalaniec (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Mayfield Heights, OH)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15714333 on 09/25/2017 (1303 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cloud-based performance enhancement service captures and collects data relating to interactions of users with industrial automation systems of multiple industrial customers for storage and analysis on a cloud platform. The service employs a performance enhancement component that analyzes the data to facilitate determining correlations between certain user interactions and favorable performance of an industrial automation system, determining user interactions that are less favorable or unsafe, determining alternative actions that a user can take to achieve a same or similar preferred operational result, generating recommendations relating to the alternative actions, determining or designing components or techniques that can automate a preferred user action, determining improved user assignments in connection with the industrial automation system, and/or generating training modules or presentations based on preferred user actions that can be used to train users to more efficiently interact with an industrial automation system to achieve improved system performance.

[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]


Apparatuses and methods for switching refresh state in a memory circuit
Patent No. 10984850 

Inventor(s): Kallol Mazumder (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16796696 on 02/20/2020 (425 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus may include a semiconductor device that includes an internal clock circuit configured to receive an internal clock signal and to provide a local clock signal based on the internal clock signal. The internal clock circuit comprises a clock synchronizer configured to, in response to receipt of a command to exit a self-refresh mode, disable provision of the local clock signal by a number of cycles of the internal clock signal.

[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)


Self-healing dot-product engine
Patent No. 10984860 

Inventor(s): Craig Warner (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Department (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16364717 on 03/26/2019 (756 days app to issue)

Abstract: A DPE memristor crossbar array system includes a plurality of partitioned memristor crossbar arrays. Each of the plurality of partitioned memristor crossbar arrays includes a primary memristor crossbar array and a redundant memristor crossbar array. The redundant memristor crossbar array includes values that are mathematically related to values within the primary memristor crossbar array. In addition, the plurality of partitioned memristor crossbar arrays includes a block of shared analog circuits coupled to the plurality of partitioned memristor crossbar arrays. The block of shared analog circuits is to determine a dot product value of voltage values generated by at least one partitioned memristor crossbar array of the plurality of partitioned memristor crossbar arrays.

[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)


Direct look ahead mode for memory apparatus programmed with reverse order programming
Patent No. 10984867 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (San Jose, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Jose, CA), Sarath Chandran Puthen Thermadam (San Jose, CA), Zhiping Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDiskTechnologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16724876 on 12/23/2019 (484 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory apparatus and method of operation are provided. The apparatus includes first memory cells coupled to control circuit and a particular word line and storing a first cell data. The apparatus also includes second memory cells coupled to a source side neighbor word line disposed on a source side of the particular word line and storing second cell threshold voltages programmed after the first cell data. The control circuit senses the second cell threshold voltages at a first time while applying a predetermined initial read voltage to the source side neighbor word line. The control circuit senses the first cell data at a second time while iteratively applying one of a plurality of particular read voltages to the particular word line and simultaneously and iteratively applying one of a plurality of neighbor pass voltages to the source side neighbor word line based on the second cell threshold voltages.

[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)


Differential dbus scheme for low-latency random read for NAND memories
Patent No. 10984874 

Inventor(s): Hiroki Yabe (Kanagawa, , JP), Koichiro Hayashi (Kanagawa, , JP), Naoki Ookuma (Kanagawa, , JP), Takuya Ariki (Kanagawa, , JP), Toru Miwa (Kanagawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16681968 on 11/13/2019 (524 days app to issue)

Abstract: A random access memory is provided including a plane structure comprising a plurality of sense amplifiers, each including a local data latch, a pair of local busses connected to each of the data latches, a differential data bus, and a pair of redrivers connected between the pair of local busses and the differential data bus.

[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)


Temperature based programming in memory
Patent No. 10984876 

Inventor(s): Chao Qin (San Jose, CA), Mohan Dunga (San Jose, CA), Muhammad Masuduzzaman (San Jose, CA), Piyush Dak (San Jose, CA), Xiang Yang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDiskTechnologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16445367 on 06/19/2019 (671 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various methods include receiving, by a controller, a temperature reading of a memory array, the temperature reading includes a temperature value; determining the temperature value is below a first threshold; in response, modifying a duration of a verify cycle of a write operation to create a modified verify cycle; then programming a first data into the memory array using the write operation that uses the modified verify cycle. Methods additionally include receiving a second temperature reading of the memory array, the second temperature reading includes a second temperature value; determining the second temperature value is below a second threshold, in response, decreasing the duration of a verify cycle of a verify cycle to create a second verify cycle, where the second verify cycle is shorter than the modified verify cycle; and then programming a second data into the memory array using the write operation that uses the second verify cycle.

[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)


Multi BLCS for multi-state verify and multi-level QPW
Patent No. 10984877 

Inventor(s): Chia-Kai Chou (San Jose, CA), Hiroki Yabe (San Jose, CA), Jongyeon Kim (San Jose, CA), Kou Tei (San Jose, CA), Ohwon Kwon (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDiskTechnologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16717233 on 12/17/2019 (490 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method for a multi-state verify of a memory array are provided. A sense circuit of a memory device is connected to a bit line of the memory array. The sense circuit includes a first voltage clamp, a second voltage clamp, and a program data latch disposed on the bit line. The first and second voltage clamps are biased to first and second voltages, respectively, where the first voltage is lower than the second voltage. When a high bias is applied to the program data latch, the program data latch is in an OFF state, and the first voltage clamp limits the bias on the bit line to the first voltage. When a low bias is applied to the program data latch, the program data latch is in an ON state, and the second voltage clamp limits the bias on the bit line to the second voltage.

[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)


Systems and methods for capacity management of a memory system
Patent No. 10984883 

Inventor(s): Dat Tran (San Jose, CA), Kirubakaran Periyannan (San Jose, CA), Loc Tu (San Jose, CA), Sini Balakrishnan (Karnataka, , IN), Sowjanya Sunkavelli (Karnataka, , IN), Sowjanya Tungala (Karnataka, , IN), Sridhar Yadala (Karnataka,
Assignee(s): SanDiskTechnologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16728447 on 12/27/2019 (480 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory management method includes identifying memory segments of a memory device. The method also includes identifying, for each memory segment, a number of faulty columns and determining a total number of faulty columns for the memory device. The method also includes, in response to a determination that the total number of faulty columns is greater than a threshold, identifying a memory segment having a highest number of faulty columns. The method also includes disabling the memory segment. Another method includes identifying, for each memory segment, a number of faulty memory blocks and determining a total number of faulty memory blocks. The method also includes, in response to a determination that the total number of faulty memory blocks is greater than a threshold, identifying a memory segment having a highest number of faulty memory blocks. The method also includes disabling the memory segment.

[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 health and wellness mobile management
Patent No. 10984895 

Inventor(s): Charles E. Neagle, III (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Pharmalto, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13916022 on 06/12/2013 (2869 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for health and wellness mobile management comprises a database operable to store a health and wellness data record associated with a patient/data owner, a content management system adapted to strictly control access to the health and wellness data record stored in the database according to access rules set by the patient, a web interface adapted to interface with information requesters submitting requests for access to the health and wellness data record via a web application, an external connect interface adapted to interface with external systems and applications for receiving health and wellness data associated with the patient, a prescription interface adapted to receive a pharmaceutical prescription for the patient submitted by a healthcare provider, and a handheld physiological parameter measurement device adapted to wirelessly communicate with a computing device executing the web application. NULL


BAW resonator based pressure sensor
Patent No. 10985729 

Inventor(s): Baher S. Haroun (Allen, TX), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Bichoy Bahr (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16235512 on 12/28/2018 (844 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pressure sensor apparatus is disclosed. The pressure sensor apparatus includes a bulk acoustic wave (BAW) die having a die interface side and a pressure contact side, a sensor BAW resonator and a reference BAW resonator disposed on the die interface side of the BAW die, a control circuit die coupled to the die interface side of the BAW die via an attachment layer, and an extended opening on the pressure contact side that extends into a depth of the BAW die and is generally aligned with the sensor BAW resonator, the extended opening being configured to translate an external pressure on the pressure contact side onto the sensor BAW resonator.

[G01L] MEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE (weighing G01G) [4]


Method and system for resource management based on machine learning
Patent No. 10985979 

Inventor(s): Anil K Guntupalli (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16538978 on 08/13/2019 (616 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a machine learning-based resource management service is provided. A network device obtains network and end device information, and uses machine learning to determine whether to adjust an auto-scaling rule pertaining to the provisioning of an application service. The network device generates a modified auto-scaling rule based on the analysis.

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


System and method for personalized virtual reality experience in a controlled environment
Patent No. 10986187 

Inventor(s): Stephen L. Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16558931 on 09/03/2019 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for initiating a personalized virtual reality session via a virtual reality communication system in a controlled environment is disclosed. The system includes a profile subsystem configured to store an inmate profile of the inmate of the controlled environment. The system also includes a virtual reality subsystem that retrieves the inmate profile associated with the inmate from the profile subsystem, initiates the virtual reality session involving a first communication device used by the inmate of the controlled environment, and personalizes the virtual reality session based on the inmate profile. The system also includes a communication subsystem configured to transmit information related to the virtual reality session to a monitoring system.

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


String processing of clickstream data
Patent No. 10986200 

Inventor(s): Kenneth Edward Angel (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc (Omaha, NE)
Law Firm: Harness, Dickey Pierce, P.L.C. (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16917678 on 06/30/2020 (294 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes assigning unique symbols to pages of a website, respectively. The method includes obtaining page symbol sequences of browsing sessions, respectively. Each browsing session corresponds to a visitor of the website. For each browsing session, the page symbol sequence of the browsing session is a sequence of symbols that corresponds, respectively, to a sequence of pages of the website visited during the browsing session by the corresponding visitor. The method includes generating a master string including the page symbol sequences, generating a suffix array corresponding to the master string, and generating a longest common prefix (LCP) array corresponding to the suffix array. The method includes, based on the suffix array and LCP array, determining one or more most common n-step subsequences of pages (n is an integer greater than 1).

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


 

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Chemical analyzer with membrane
Patent No. 10985000 

Inventor(s): Guido F. Verbeck, IV (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): INFICON, Inc. (East Syracuse, NY)
Law Firm: Barclay Damon LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15882173 on 01/29/2018 (1177 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for analyzing an analyte is described herein. The system includes a chamber having an inlet and a semi-permeable membrane arranged to seal the inlet. The semi-permeable membrane includes a cross-linked mixture of a first compound and a second compound. The system can also include a radiation source arranged in the vacuum chamber, the radiation source spaced apart from the semi-permeable membrane and adapted to irradiate the semi-permeable membrane with electromagnetic radiation at a frequency at least partially absorbed by the semi-permeable membrane.

[H01J] ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS (spark-gaps H01T; arc lamps with consumable electrodes H05B; particle accelerators H05H)


Electrical device terminal finishing
Patent No. 10985096 

Inventor(s): Sreenivasan K. Koduri (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16878576 on 05/19/2020 (336 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a terminal (e.g., a conductive terminal) includes a base material, a plating stack and a solder finish. The base material can be a metal, such as copper. The plating stack is arranged on a surface of the base material, and includes breaks in the plating stack. The breaks in the plating stack extend from a first surface of the plating stack to a second surface of the plating stack adjacent to the surface of the base material. The solder finish is coated over the breaks in the plating stack.

[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 device with bonded structures including a support die and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10985169 

Inventor(s): James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Koichi Matsuno (San Jose, CA), Murshed Chowdhury (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16291577 on 03/04/2019 (778 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory die including a three-dimensional array of memory elements and a logic die including a peripheral circuitry that support operation of the three-dimensional array of memory elements can be bonded by die-to-die bonding to provide a bonded assembly. External bonding pads for the bonded assembly can be provided by forming recess regions through the memory die or through the logic die to physically expose metal interconnect structures within interconnect-level dielectric layers. The external bonding pads can include, or can be formed upon, a physically exposed subset of the metal interconnect structures. Alternatively or additionally, laterally-insulated external connection via structures can be formed through the bonded assembly to multiple levels of the metal interconnect structures. Further, through-dielectric external connection via structures extending through a stepped dielectric material portion of the memory die can be physically exposed, and external bonding pads can be formed thereupon.

[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 flat NAND memory device including wavy word lines and method of making the same
Patent No. 10985171 

Inventor(s): Ryosuke Kaneko (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16142447 on 09/26/2018 (937 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes alternating stacks of insulating strips and electrically conductive strips located over a substrate, generally extending along a first horizontal direction, and laterally spaced apart from each other along a second horizontal direction by width-modulated line trenches, memory films located on a respective sidewall of the alternating stacks, generally extending along the first horizontal direction, and laterally undulating along the second horizontal direction, and a plurality of discrete vertical semiconductor channels located on a sidewall of a respective one of the memory films.

[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 with mobility-enhanced vertical channels and methods of forming the same
Patent No. 10985172 

Inventor(s): Chun Ge (San Jose, CA), Fei Zhou (San Jose, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16251854 on 01/18/2019 (823 days app to issue)

Abstract: A combination of an alternating stack and a memory opening fill structure is provided over a substrate. The alternating stack includes insulating layers and electrically conductive layers. The memory opening fill structure vertically extends through the alternating stack, and includes a memory film, a vertical semiconductor channel, and a core structure comprising a core material. A phase change material is employed for the core material. A volume expansion is induced in the core material by performing an anneal process that induces a microstructural change within the core material. The volume expansion in the core material induces a lateral compressive strain and a vertical tensile strain within the vertical semiconductor channel. The vertical tensile strain enhances charge mobility in the vertical semiconductor channel, and increases the on-current of the vertical semiconductor channel.

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


Three-dimensional memory device containing eye-shaped contact via structures located in laterally-undulating trenches and method of making the same
Patent No. 10985176 

Inventor(s): Hisakazu Otoi (Yokkaichi, , JP), Takaaki Iwai (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yoshitaka Otsu (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16366330 on 03/27/2019 (755 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes alternating stacks of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a semiconductor material layer, and memory stack structures extending through one of the alternating stacks. Laterally-undulating backside trenches are present between alternating stacks, and include a laterally alternating sequence of straight trench segments and bulging trench segments. Cavity-containing dielectric fill structures and contact via structures are present in the laterally-undulating backside trenches. The contact via structures are located within the bulging trench segments. The contact via structures are self-aligned to sidewalls of the alternating stacks. Additional contact via structures may vertically extend through a dielectric alternating stack of a subset of the insulating layers and dielectric spacer layers laterally adjoining one of the alternating stacks.

[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]


Real time iterative solution using recursive calculation
Patent No. 10985391 

Inventor(s): Daniel Folick (Long Beach, CA), Jared Farnsworth (Roseville, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15913204 on 03/06/2018 (1141 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices of a cooling system for controlling air or liquid flow. The fluid system includes one or more actuators that control the air or liquid flow. The fluid system includes multiple interconnecting pipes that transport the air or liquid flow. Each pipe may have a mass flow for the air or liquid flow. The fluid system includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to determine an initial mass flow of the air or liquid flow. The electronic control unit is configured to determine the mass flow for each pipe based on the initial mass flow. The electronic control unit is configured to predict a cooling capability of the air or liquid flow within each pipe and control the one or more actuators to regulate or control cooling of one or more components of the vehicle based on the predicted cooling capability.

[H01M] PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY [2]


Outlet wall plate charger apparatus
Patent No. 10985516 

Inventor(s): Nicholas Gartside (Frisco, TX), Zechariah Jones (Anna, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: The Rapacke Law Group P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16656831 on 10/18/2019 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present embodiments disclose an outlet wall plate charger apparatus. The outlet wall plate charger apparatus includes a wall plate having a lower portion and an upper portion. The lower portion includes a mounting aperture and an outlet aperture extending therethrough. The upper portion protrudes from the lower portion to define an upper cavity and includes a top face having at least one cord slot. A charger includes a charger body dimensioned to fit within the upper cavity and a pair of plug blades extending from the charger body. An upper face of the charger body has at least one cable port, each being configured to receive a charging cable.

[H01R] ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS (switches, fuses H01H; coupling devices of the waveguide type H01P 5/00; switching arrangements for the supply or distribution of electric power H02B; installations of electric cables or lines, or of combined optical and electric cables or lines, or of auxiliary apparatus H02G; printed means for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits H05K)


Modular and efficient wireless power transfer systems
Patent No. 10985614 

Inventor(s): Hengchun Mao (Allen, TX), Xuezhong Jia (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16131469 on 09/14/2018 (949 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device has a plurality of coils arranged along a perimeter within the device, where each coil has a winding configured to be coupled to a power converter through a resonant capacitor, and forms a resonator with the resonant capacitor. The device has also a connection core which is magnetically coupled to the plurality of coils. Furthermore, the device has a plurality of power converters, where each power converter is coupled to one of the plurality of coils, and is configured such that a current flowing through the winding of the coil has the same frequency as other winding currents in the device, and the phase angle of the current is approximately equal to the space angle of the coil, so a rotating magnetic field is formed in a space around the device.

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


Switch-mode power supply output compensation
Patent No. 10985657 

Inventor(s): Sangwoo Lee (Seoul, , KR)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15844759 on 12/18/2017 (1219 days app to issue)

Abstract: A switch-mode power supply includes a drive transistor, an inductor, and a compensation network. The drive transistor includes a drive transistor current output terminal. The inductor includes an inductor input terminal and an inductor output terminal. The inductor input terminal is coupled to the drive transistor current output terminal. The compensation network is disposed across the inductor. The compensation network is configured to detect voltage drop across the inductor, and to conduct a current from the inductor output terminal to the drive transistor current output terminal.

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


Time gain compensation circuit in an ultrasound receiver
Patent No. 10985708 

Inventor(s): Raja Sekhar (Bangalore, , IN), Sandeep Oswal (Bangalore, , IN), Shagun Dusad (Bangalore, , IN), Vajeed Nimran (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15980771 on 05/16/2018 (1070 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure provides a time gain compensation (TGC) circuit. The TGC circuit includes an impedance network. A differential amplifier is coupled to the impedance network. The differential amplifier includes a first input port, a second input port, a first output port and a second output port. A first feedback resistor is coupled between the first input port and the first output port. A second feedback resistor is coupled between the second input port and the second output port. The impedance network provides a fixed impedance to the differential amplifier when a gain of the TGC circuit is changed from a maximum value to a minimum value.

[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)


High-speed level shifter
Patent No. 10985738 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16781875 on 02/04/2020 (441 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to level shifters of a memory device. Specifically, the level shifters include a first series arrangement of transistors to offset a first transistor. The level shifters also include a second series arrangement of transistors to offset a second transistor. The first series arrangement of transistors is opposite the second series arrangement of transistors. The output of the first series arrangement of transistors is coupled to a first node and selectively couples the first node to a first voltage based on an input signal. The output of the second series arrangement of transistors is coupled to a second node and couples the second node to the first voltage based on an input signal. The first node and the second node are coupled to the first voltage at different times. The series arrangements of transistors enables faster level shifting over conventional level shifters.

[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]


Square wave-to-sine wave converter
Patent No. 10985763 

Inventor(s): Kemal Safak Demirci (Dallas, TX), Qunying Li (Allen, TX), Shanmuganand Chellamuthu (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16991072 on 08/12/2020 (251 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a bandpass filter and a self-tracking circuit. The bandpass filter has a first input node configured to receive an input square wave signal and an output node configured to provide an output sine wave signal. The bandpass filter includes a first binary-weighted programmable resistor array. The self-tracking circuit includes a second input node coupled to the output node. The self-tracking circuit includes a counter, and the counter includes an output node coupled to the first binary weighted programmable resistor array.

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


Transceiver with in-phase and quadrature-phase coupling correction
Patent No. 10985769 

Inventor(s): Jagannathan Venkataraman (Bengaluru, , IN), Raja Reddy Patukuri (Nizamabad, , IN), Shagun Dusad (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16828149 on 03/24/2020 (392 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transceiver system includes a clock generator and an analog-to-digital circuit (ADC). The transceiver system also includes a coupling correction circuit coupled to the clock generator and to the ADC, wherein the coupling correction circuit is configured to provide an in-phase correction and a quadrature-phase correction to a signal received by the ADC.

[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]


Echo cancellation to alleviate timing varying channels
Patent No. 10985800 

Inventor(s): Hang Jin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16792740 on 02/17/2020 (428 days app to issue)

Abstract: Echo cancellation to alleviate timing varying channels may be provided. First, a feedback signal corresponding to one of a plurality of downstream paths and a combination upstream signal comprising a combination of upstream signals from a plurality of upstream paths may be received. Next, a plurality of echo corrected signals may be created using the feedback signal, the combination upstream signal, and a plurality of echo cancelation coefficients that each respectively correspond to each one of the plurality of echo corrected signals and that are different from each other. Then a one of the plurality of echo cancelation coefficients that corresponds to a one of the plurality of echo corrected signals that provides a best echo cancelation performance as compared to other ones of the plurality of echo corrected signals may be selected to use.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Dynamic beam pattern control using device velocity
Patent No. 10985821 

Inventor(s): Nitesh Manchanda (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Sprint Communications Company L.P. (Overland Park, KS)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16841018 on 04/06/2020 (379 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for dynamically adjusting broadcast beam patterns of a wavefront emitted by an antenna array based on the velocities of devices communicatively coupled to the base station associated with the antenna array. The broadcast beam patterns can be adjusted by modifying the broadcast mode or at least one phase, amplitude, or power of the at least one antenna associated with the base station. Adjusting the beam pattern, for example between multiple beams and a single unified beam, based on device types can improve the quality of service for the devices and reduce the processing burden of the base station.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for codebook subset restriction
Patent No. 10985823 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16809330 on 03/04/2020 (412 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) for channel state information (CSI) reporting in a wireless communication system comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), higher layer signaling including codebook subset restriction (CBSR) information, determining a bitmap sequence B based on the CBSR information, identifying, based on a portion of the bitmap sequence B, a restriction on P spatial domain (SD) vector groups out of a total of Q SD vector groups, generating a CSI report based on the P SD vector groups with the identified restriction and remaining Q minus P SD vector groups without any restrictions, and transmitting the CSI report to the BS, wherein the restriction on P SD vector groups corresponds to restricting an average amplitude (A[subscript]i[/subscript][superscript]avg[/superscript]) associated with an SD vector a[subscript]i [/subscript]in the P SD vector groups to a maximum allowed average amplitude ([subscript]i[/subscript]).

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Transmission of sounding reference signal and scheduling request in single carrier systems
Patent No. 10985887 

Inventor(s): Jing Jiang (Allen, TX), Pierre Bertrand (Antibes, , FR), Zukang Shen (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15895222 on 02/13/2018 (1162 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transmission of information from a secondary to a primary node occurs in a plurality of transmission instances which are logical time durations. A secondary node receives an allocation of periodic transmission instances for a scheduling request indicator (SRI) and an allocation if periodic transmission instances for a sounding reference signal (SRS). In a particular transmission instance allocated for the transmission of both SRS and SRI, the secondary node transmits the SRI without transmitting the SRS if the SRI indicates a pending scheduling request; otherwise, the secondary node transmits the SRS without transmitting the SRI.

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


Method and apparatus for synchronization signal design
Patent No. 10985960 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Hongbo Si (Plano, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16788078 on 02/11/2020 (434 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a base station (BS) for transmitting synchronization signals in a wireless communication system. The method comprises generating a primary synchronization signal (PSS) including one of multiple PSS sequences that is generated based on a M-sequence of length 127 in a frequency domain, wherein the PSS indicates part of cell identification (ID) information using a cyclic shift performed on the M-sequence generating the PSS; generating a secondary synchronization signal (SSS) including one of multiple SSS sequences that is generated based on multiple BPSK modulated M-sequences of length 127 in the frequency domain, wherein the SSS indicates the cell ID information using cyclic shifts performed on the M-sequences generating the SSS; and transmitting, to a user equipment (UE), the PSS and SSS over downlink channels.

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


Dynamic engine for matching computing devices based on user profiles and machine learning
Patent No. 10985995 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16202307 on 11/28/2018 (874 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing platform having at least one processor, a memory, and a communication interface may receive, by the at least one processor, via the communication interface, and from a dynamic data management node, at least one organization computing system data file profile and a plurality of client computing device data file profiles. The computing platform may identify, based on the organization computing system data file profile(s), the client computing device data file profiles, and a machine learning dataset, a potential match between the organization computing system data file profile(s) and the client computing device data file profile(s). The computing platform may establish a connection with the client computing device(s) and, while the connection is established, transmit a notification which, when processed by the client computing device(s), causes the notification to be displayed on the client computing device(s).

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


Method and apparatus for virtual network functions and packet forwarding
Patent No. 10986041 

Inventor(s): Huida Dai (Cupertino, CA), Muralidharan Rangachari (San Ramon, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16057087 on 08/07/2018 (987 days app to issue)

Abstract: Processing of data packets is controlled in a system using identifiers assigned locally in the system for each data packet, where each data packet is received at an entry point in the system. Each data packet can be processed along a directed graph data structure based on the identifiers, where the directed graph data structure provides a network pipeline to forward the data packets. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.

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


Forwarding element data plane performing floating point computations
Patent No. 10986042 

Inventor(s): Patrick W. Bosshart (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Barefoot Networks, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Compass IP Law PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16147755 on 09/30/2018 (933 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some embodiments provide a network forwarding element with a data-plane forwarding circuit that has a parameter collecting circuit to store and distribute parameter values computed by several machines in a network. In some embodiments, the machines perform distributed computing operations, and the parameter values that compute are parameter values associated with the distributed computing operations. The parameter collecting circuit of the data-plane forwarding circuit (data plane) in some embodiments (1) stores a set of parameter values computed and sent by a first set of machines, and (2) distributes the collected parameter values to a second set of machines once it has collected the set of parameter values from all the machines in the first set. The first and second sets of machines are the same set of machines in some embodiments, while they are different sets of machines (e.g., one set has at least one machine that is not in the other set) in other embodiments. In some embodiments, the parameter collecting circuit performs computations on the parameter values that it collects and distributes the result of the computations once it has processed all the parameter values distributed by the first set of machines. The computations are aggregating operations (e.g., adding, averaging, etc.) that combine corresponding subset of parameter values distributed by the first set of machines.

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


Systems and methods for controlling secure persistent electronic communication account servicing with an intelligent assistant
Patent No. 10986047 

Inventor(s): Srinaath Thyagarajan (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17030002 on 09/23/2020 (209 days app to issue)

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

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Vaultless tokenization engine
Patent No. 10986073 

Inventor(s): Justin Hatcher (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Gunn, Lee Cave, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16815270 on 03/11/2020 (405 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented system for storing computer program instructions, which, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to perform a method of tokenization, the method comprising the steps of receiving a request for tokenization from a user, the request including a Session Token; decoding and validating the Session Token; retrieving a token definition, a token key, and a security policy; appending the user key and the token key to the received value to create an input value; replacing each input value character with a known character to create a replacement input value using a lookup table; generating a secure hash of the replacement input value to create a derived key; substituting characters of the replacement input value with a character from lookup tables to create a third input value; and returning the input value to the user.

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


Multicomputer processing of user data with centralized event control
Patent No. 10986099 

Inventor(s): William August Stahlhut (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16574609 on 09/18/2019 (580 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to multicomputer processing of data from social media service computing platforms and other sources with centralized event control. A first computing platform may receive a request to authorize an event from a first device as well as information from one or more social media service computing platforms. The first computing platform may determine whether or not to authorize the event and may request authorization for the event from a second device. Subsequently, the first computing platform may command a second computing platform to authorize or not authorize the event accordingly. The rules and conditions evaluated by the first computing platform in determining whether or not to authorize the event may be determined or altered by a machine learning engine of the first computing platform.

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


Multicomputer processing of user data with centralized event control
Patent No. 10986198 

Inventor(s): William August Stahlhut (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16599337 on 10/11/2019 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to multicomputer processing of data from social media service computing platforms and other sources with centralized event control. An event control computing platform may receive information from one or more social media service computing platforms. Subsequently, the event control computing platform may identify, based on the received information, whether a change should be made to user data associated with a user identifiable by the received information. If the information indicates that a change should be made to the user data, then the event control computing platform may extract metadata from the received information to verify the accuracy of the received information. When the metadata verifies the accuracy of the received information, the event control computing platform may generate a command configured to cause a change to the user data and then may transmit the generated command to an event validation computing platform.

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


Secure and reliable on-demand source routing in an information centric network
Patent No. 10986209 

Inventor(s): Aytac Azgin (Santa Clara, CA), Ravishankar Ravindran (San Ramon, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15957658 on 04/19/2018 (1097 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by a first content network element (NE) in an information centric network (ICN), the method comprising receiving, by a receiver, an interest packet through a first interface, wherein a header of the interest packet comprises a path filter, the path filter being associated with one or more segments on a path from a consumer to a producer, modifying, by a processor coupled to the receiver, the path filter based on information identifying one or more previous content NEs or one or more next content NEs on the path to produce a modified path filter, and transmitting, by a transmitter coupled to the receiver, the interest packet with the modified path filter to the next content NE.

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


Capturing a photo using a signature motion of a mobile device
Patent No. 10986287 

Inventor(s): Chenchi Luo (Plano, TX), David Liu (Plano, TX), George Chen (Plano, TX), Hamid Rahim Sheikh (Allen, TX), Kaimo Lin (Richardson, TX), Michael Polley (Garland, TX), Youngjun F. Yoo (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16369071 on 03/29/2019 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of capturing a photo using a mobile device is described. The method comprises detecting a signature motion of the mobile device; capturing video using a camera of the mobile device upon detecting the signature motion; and automatically identifying a start frame and an end frame of the captured images using neural networks. A mobile device for capturing a photo is also described.

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


Three-way video visitation detection using frame detection
Patent No. 10986311 

Inventor(s): Alexander Noland (North Richland Hills, TX), John Wange (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15927608 on 03/21/2018 (1126 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for preventing unauthorized inmate to inmate communications comprises establishing a video conferencing session between a first device and a second device. Video content is extracted from video conferencing session data received from the second device. One or more artifacts are identified in the video content. The artifacts indicate that a third device is a source of at least a portion of the video content. The artifacts comprise at least three layers of objects in the video content, wherein the layers are associated with different rates of variation in linear measurements of the objects. In other embodiments, multiple backgrounds are detected in the video conferencing session data.

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


Placement of antennas for fifth generation (5G) or other next generation networks
Patent No. 10986509 

Inventor(s): Brian Lois (McKinney, TX), Jeffrey B. Saxon (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15931844 on 05/14/2020 (341 days app to issue)

Abstract: The technologies described herein are generally directed to facilitating operation of a system for implementing fifth generation (5G) or other next generation networks. In accordance with one or more embodiments, systems described herein can include a processor, and a memory that can store executable instructions that can facilitate receiving, from a second device, information corresponding to iterations of ones of a sited group of antennas generated by the second device by selecting the iterations of ones of the sited group of antennas, with a selected iteration of the selected iterations including a subgroup of the sited group of antennas that is designated for a simulation of an operation of the subgroup. Further, the operations include simulating respective operations of the selected iterations, including propagation mapping with respect to respective wireless signals associated with the selected iterations, and estimating respective utilizations of the respective wireless signals.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Methods and apparatus for device to device synchronization priority
Patent No. 10986678 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Thomas David Novlan (Dallas, TX), Ying Li (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16045968 on 07/26/2018 (999 days app to issue)

Abstract: A Device to Device (D2D) user equipment (UE) is configured to support synchronization in a D2D network. The D2D UE includes an antenna configured to communicate via a D2D communication. The D2D UE also includes processing circuitry configured to enter a communication Mode 2 when certain conditions are met. The certain conditions include: when a first timer (T310) for detecting radio link failure is running, a second timer (T311) for initiating the connection reestablishment is running, or a third timer (T301) for requesting connection reestablishment is running. In communication Mode 2, the D2D UE, on its own, selects resources from resource pool(s) to transmit D2D data and D2D control information. The processing circuitry further configured to exit the communication Mode 2 and enter a communication Mode 1 when the certain condition is no longer met. In communication Mode 1, the D2D UE uses resources configured by another station.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Apparatus for providing transient thermal profile processing on a moving substrate
Patent No. 10986698 

Inventor(s): Douglas K. Jackson (Austin, TX), Kurt A. Schroder (Coupland, TX), Steven C. McCool (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): NCC NANO, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Russell Ng PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14540639 on 11/13/2014 (2350 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for thermally processing material on a low-temperature substrate using pulsed light from a flash lamp is disclosed. Material is conveyed past the flash lamp. The pulses of light are formed by Pulse Width Modulation to tailor the shape of the pulses to generate a thermal gradient in the substrate that enables the material to be heated beyond the maximum working temperature of the substrate without damage. Its shaped pulse rate is synchronized to the conveyance speed of a conveyance system. By using the information from a feedback sensor, the thermal gradient is recalculated to alter the shape of the pulses in real time for optimizing subsequent curings in real time without powering down the curing apparatus. The combined pulse shaping and synchronization allow a temperature profile to be tailored in the sample that is uniformly cured in the conveyance direction.

[H05B] ELECTRIC HEATING; ELECTRIC LIGHTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Dynamic driver voltage headroom adjustment
Patent No. 10986708 

Inventor(s): Jiana Lou (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16690778 on 11/21/2019 (516 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide for a circuit including a binary-weighted DAC, a first transistor, a second transistor, a switch, a first current mirror, a second current mirror. The binary-weighted DAC is coupled between a first node and a second node and configured to receive a plurality of bits of a digital control signal. The first transistor has a source coupled to the first node, a drain coupled to a third node, and a gate coupled to a fourth node. The second transistor has a source coupled to the first node, a drain coupled to the third node, and a gate. The switch is coupled between the gate of the second transistor and the fourth node and configured to receive a partition control signal. The first current mirror is coupled to the third node and the second node. The second current mirror is coupled to the first current mirror.

[H05B] ELECTRIC HEATING; ELECTRIC LIGHTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


DESIGN PATENTS

Accessory attachment rack
Patent No. D916582 

Inventor(s): Tomas Luis Ortiz Ferrer (Hong Kong, , CN), William Jason Cohen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SANTIVA OUTDOORS, L.L.C.SERIES IP (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Law Office of Jason H. Rosenblum, PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29681056 on 02/22/2019 (788 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Dispenser
Patent No. D916597 

Inventor(s): Timothy Brennan (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Sheri Higgins Law, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29701430 on 08/12/2019 (617 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Refrigeration control device
Patent No. D916602 

Inventor(s): Bruce K. Lee (Champions Gate, FL), Melissa Amoros (Richardson, TX), Raviganesh Thirumalaisamy (Chennai, , IN), Shashwat Nath (Sandy Springs, GA), Stephen J. Vendt (Lewisville, TX), Surendran Ramasamy (Chennai, , IN)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29691669 on 05/17/2019 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Scooter
Patent No. D916985 

Inventor(s): Jianbing Wu (Lishui, , CN), Matao Cao (Lishui, , CN), Wei Xu (Lishui, , CN)
Assignee(s): GOLABS INC. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29711114 on 10/29/2019 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pipe sealing gasket
Patent No. D917026 

Inventor(s): Bernal Rojas (Heredia, , CR), Guido Quesada (San Jose, , CR), Mark A. Weih (San Jose, , CR), Rodney Pacheco (San Jose, , CR)
Assignee(s): S B Technical Products, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29705486 on 09/12/2019 (586 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Automatic water dispenser for pet
Patent No. D917107 

Inventor(s): Yunhao Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29685161 on 03/27/2019 (755 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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