Dallas Invents: 111 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 21

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

Patents granted include:
Apple's narrowband awareness for in-device coexistence
Capital One's ground plane detection for placement of AR objects
CareView Communications' method for predicting patient falls using motion feature patterns
Dell's time-based local authentication in an information handling system utilizing asymmetric cryptography
Genband's denial-of-service protection for IP telephony systems
Texas Instruments' data encoder for power line communications
FedEx Supply Chain Logistics Electronics' apparatus for picking products

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Jan. 21, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP  LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 24
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 5
SanDisk Technologies (Addison) 5
Genband US (Plano) 2

UNASSIGNED 4


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Bryan Kenneth Baskin (Arlington) 2
Qiaochu Tang (The Colony) 2
Yang Li (Plano) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

183 days
Code generator platform for data transformation
Patent No. 10540334-B1
Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Inventors: Alagushankar Sathasivam (Plano), Gauri Kelkar (Plano), Manigandan Eswaran (McKinney), Pratap Kumar Mittapally (Frisco), Ramesh Babu Singamsetty (McKinney), SaiPriya Rayala (Plano), Surya Ram Hareesh Vemula

3,555 days
Cutting die apparatus and method
Patent No. 10538010-B2
Assignee: Unassigned
Inventors: Aaron Duke Kicinski (Rhome), Gregory Dean Burger (Fort Worth)  


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Wrist plate and drill guide
Patent No. 10537371 

Inventor(s): Eduardo Franco (The Colony, TX), Joseph Pepin (Sachse, TX), Nicholas Monks (Frisco, TX), Randall W. Viola (Vail, CO)
Assignee(s): OsteoMed LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15389356 on 12/22/2016 (1125 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure describes various embodiments of a plate and guide that enable fixation of a fractured bone while reducing damage to tissue in the vicinity of the fractured bone. The plate may be sized and dimensioned such that the plate may be slid underneath a muscle or other tissue and positioned into a proper location for providing fixation of the plate to the fractured bone without requiring cutting of the muscle or other tissue. The guide may be sized and dimensioned to interface with the plate such that the guide is place over the top of the muscle or other tissue, thereby enabling the guide to be used for providing screws or other devices (e.g., rods, K-wires, etc.) to the plate in a proper orientation to provide fixation to the fractured bone without requiring cutting of the muscle or other tissue.

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


Surgical cleaning tool, system, and method
Patent No. 10537402 

Inventor(s): Michael Petri (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
Law Firm: Hall Estill Law Firm (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15529416 on 11/24/2015 (1519 days app to issue)

Abstract: A surgical cleaning tool and method of cleaning a surgical tool. The surgical cleaning tool includes a shaft, a handle and an end portion. The shaft has a distal end and a proximal end. The handle is attached to the distal end of the shaft The end portion is connected to the proximal end of the shaft, wherein the end portion has an outer surface, an inner cavity, an inner surface, at least one cleaning element connected to at least a portion of the inner surface, and an opening in a wall portion of the end portion, wherein the opening allows access to the cleaning element in the inner cavity of the end portion.

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


Compositions and methods for visualization of the vitreous
Patent No. 10537648 

Inventor(s): Eric C. Carlson (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): Novartis AG (Basel, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15321025 on 06/24/2015 (1672 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention provides compositions for rendering a vitreous cavity visible during a surgical procedure to alleviate a structural disorder caused by the vitreous in an eye, and methods of using the compositions. The compositions are vitreous delineating agents that comprise a hyaluronan binding peptide linked to an optically detectable moiety. Such compositions can be in a formulation that may be a solution, a suspension, or an emulsion, and would be injected into the vitreous shortly prior to use. The composition may additionally contain a therapeutic agent, a diagnostic agent, or a chemosensing material, in use, the composition marks or delineates the vitreous by binding preferentially to the hyaluronan that permeates the vitreous humor and binding little or not at all to surrounding tissues such as the retina. The interface between the labelled vitreous humor and the non-labelled surrounding vital tissues produces a visible signal, thereby allowing a surgeon to clearly visualize the entire vitreous cavity and distinguish it from vital ocular structures. Use of the method improves the accuracy and safety of a vitrectomy and thus prevents suboptimal outcomes or the need for repeated procedures. The compositions comprising chemosensing material are useful as long-lasting biosensors, which when used in the vitreous enable repetitive, non-invasive, in vivo measurements of metabolites or pharmacologic agents in the vitreous of animals or humans.

[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)


Technique for controlling virtual image generation system using emotional states of user
Patent No. 10540004 

Inventor(s): Graeme John Devine (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): Magic Leap, Inc. (Plantation, FL)
Law Firm: Vista IP Law Group LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15655563 on 07/20/2017 (915 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of operating a virtual image generation system comprises allowing an end user to interact with a three-dimensional environment comprising at least one virtual object, presenting a stimulus to the end user in the context of the three-dimensional environment, sensing at least one biometric parameter of the end user in response to the presentation of the stimulus to the end user, generating biometric data for each of the sensed biometric parameter(s), determining if the end user is in at least one specific emotional state based on the biometric data for the each of the sensed biometric parameter(s), and performing an action discernible to the end user to facilitate a current objective at least partially based on if it is determined that the end user is in the specific emotional state(s).

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


 

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

Nozzle insert for an arc welding apparatus
Patent No. 10537959 

Inventor(s): 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: 15866807 on 01/10/2018 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: A consumable assembly for use in an arc welding apparatus is provided that includes a nozzle assembly having a nozzle body, an insulator disposed within the nozzle body, and a nozzle insert disposed within the insulator. The nozzle insert includes an internal gas diverter. A contact tip is disposed within the nozzle assembly and includes at least one aperture extending from an exterior portion to an internal cavity, an exit orifice, a distal end face, and an exterior surface extending between the at least one aperture and the distal end portion of the contact tip. The internal gas diverter directs a flow of shield gas exiting the at least one aperture along the exterior surface of the contact tip.

[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)


Cutting die apparatus and method
Patent No. 10538010 

Inventor(s): Aaron Duke Kicinski (Rhome, TX), Gregory Dean Burger (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 12769485 on 04/28/2010 (3555 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally provide a cutting die system. The cutting die system includes a substrate, at least one blade, and an ejector coupled to the substrate. The ejector includes a compressible portion having a top surface and a bottom surface opposite the top surface. The bottom surface is coupled to the substrate and a protective layer is cured to the top surface. A method of die cutting a blank according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes directing a blank between a cutting die and an anvil, the cutting die comprising a substrate. An ejector coupled to the substrate is compressed between the cutting die and the blank. A scrap piece is cut from the blank as it passes between the cutting die and the anvil, and the scrap piece is ejected by releasing the compressed ejector.

[B26D] CUTTING; DETAILS COMMON TO MACHINES FOR PERFORATING, PUNCHING, CUTTING-OUT, STAMPING-OUT OR SEVERING (disintegrating by knives or other cutting or tearing members which chop material into fragments B02C 18/00; cutting by abrasive fluid jets B24C 5/02; hand-held cutting tools B26B) [5]


Vehicles including pillar garnish assemblies with seat belt latch-receiving structures
Patent No. 10538218 

Inventor(s): Logan R. Astrike (Dexter, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15654800 on 07/20/2017 (915 days app to issue)

Abstract: A seat belt assembly, a garnish to cover a vehicular pillar and a method of making a vehicular pillar garnish. The garnish used in the assembly cooperates with a belt with a connected latch such that when the latch is disengaged from a corresponding seat belt buckle, a latch-receiving structure with a recessed portion formed in the garnish prevents contact with latch such that vibratory movement imparted to the disengaged latch as a result of vehicular movement does not result in the latch knocking or banging against the garnish. The recessed portion includes more than one region that may be used to provide extra functionality to the garnish, such as one or more of temporary storage for a portable electronic device and seat belt rerouting.

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


Propeller diverter duct
Patent No. 10538311 

Inventor(s): Bryan Kenneth Baskin (Arlington, TX), Lance Halcom (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15512775 on 09/17/2015 (1587 days app to issue)

Abstract: A diverter duct for a propeller includes a second duct element having a semi-annular wedge shape, which is pivotably coupled to the first duct element, a first drive structure configured to drive a pivoting of the second duct element relative to the first duct element and a second drive structure configured to drive a rotation of the first and second duct elements about an axis of rotation of the propeller.

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


Anti-vibration moment generating aircraft actuation system
Patent No. 10538314 

Inventor(s): Bryan Kenneth Baskin (Arlington, TX), Chris Paul Butler (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15514086 on 09/23/2015 (1581 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft is provided and includes an airframe, an engine, a drive portion driven by the engine, a rotor apparatus, which includes a rotor rotatable relative to the airframe and a fairing, a gearbox disposed to transmit rotational energy from the drive portion to the rotor to drive the rotor to rotate relative to the airframe and which generates a rotor rotation vibration, support members by which the gearbox is disposed on the airframe and an actuation system including actuation elements disposed at the fairing, the actuation system being configured to generate an anti-vibration moment using the actuation elements disposed at the fairing to counter the rotor rotation vibration.

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


Rotor blade erosion protection systems
Patent No. 10538317 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Paul Nissen (Fort Worth, TX), John Richard McCullough (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15221090 on 07/27/2016 (1273 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, a rotorcraft includes an engine, a rotor hub assembly mechanically coupled to the engine and a plurality of rotor blade assemblies rotatably mounted to the rotor hub assembly. Each of the rotor blade assemblies includes a rotor blade having a leading edge and an erosion shield system extending spanwise along the leading edge of the rotor blade. The erosion shield system includes a plurality of erosion shield segments positioned adjacent to one another forming joints therebetween wherein, the joints deform responsive to strain experienced by the rotor blade, thereby isolating the erosion shield segments from at least a portion of the strain experienced by the rotor blade.

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


Systems and methods for bulk material storage and/or transport
Patent No. 10538381 

Inventor(s): Robert A. Harris (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): SANDBOX LOGISTICS, LLC (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Lorenz Kopf, LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13625675 on 09/24/2012 (2675 days app to issue)

Abstract: Bulk material storage units that can be placed on flatbeds that can be hauled in various manners, including rail cars or trucks, to the destination and removed from the flatbed for temporary storage at the destination, freeing the transportation mode, e.g., rail cars or trucks, to be used elsewhere. Embodiments of the bulk material storage unit of the present invention replace rail hopper cars or truck trailers to hold the bulk material during transportation as well as provide temporary storage at the desired location, e.g., the origin or destination, without tying up transportation resources.

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


 

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

Extruded cement based materials
Patent No. 10538459 

Inventor(s): Evan R. Daniels (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Intellectual Gorilla GmbH (Sempach Station, , CH)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15315536 on 06/05/2015 (1691 days app to issue)

Abstract: An extrudable cement-based material formed from a mixture that includes cement, water, gypsum, secondary materials, reinforcement fibers and rheology modifying agent. The extrudable cement-based material is a lightweight material that has a density in the range of about 1.4 to 2.4 g/cm[superscript]3[/superscript], a compressive strength in the range of about 5 to 100 MPa, and a flexural strength in the range of about 5 to 35 MPa. Note that the cement may contain gypsum such that the gypsum is not added to the mixture.

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


Use of C4 absorber overhead for stripping aldehydes
Patent No. 10538466 

Inventor(s): Charles P. Luebke (Mount Prospect, IL), Clifford A. Maat (Pearland, TX), Dana K. Sullivan (Mount Prospect, IL), Jeannie M. Blommel (Oregon, WI), Jillian M. Horn (Decatur, GA), John J. Senetar (Naperville, IL), Joseph G. D
Assignee(s): TPC Group, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Greer, Burns Crain Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15968909 on 05/02/2018 (629 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process is presented for the production of butadienes. The process includes the separation of oxygenates from the product stream from an oxidative dehydrogenation reactor. The process includes quenching the product stream and solvent and oxygenates from the product stream. The oxygenates are stripped from the solvent with an inert gas to reduce the energy consumption of the process, and the solvent is recycled and reused in the process.

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


4,5-substituted picolinamide and picolinonitrile metabotropic glutamate receptor 2 negative allosteric modulators
Patent No. 10538491 

Inventor(s): Kyle A. Emmitte (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15558788 on 03/16/2016 (1406 days app to issue)

Abstract:

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


Allele selective inhibition of mutant C9orf72 foci expression by duplex RNAS targeting the expanded hexanucleotide repeat
Patent No. 10538762 

Inventor(s): David Corey (Dallas, TX), Jiaxin Hu (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15518824 on 10/08/2015 (1566 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and methods for reducing expression of C9orf72 transcripts in cells containing expanded intronic GGGGCC regions, including those in subjects having or at risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Provided herein are a double-stranded oligonucleotides of 13 to 22 nucleobases in length targeting a GGGGCC expanded repeat region in an intron of C9orf72, comprises (a) 3-5 central mismatches (within bases 9-14) within a target sequence comprising the expanded repeat sequence, or (h) 3-5 mismatches outside of the seed sequence (bases 2-8 within the guide strand complementary to the expanded repeat sequence).

[C07H] SUGARS; DERIVATIVES THEREOF; NUCLEOSIDES; NUCLEOTIDES; NUCLEIC ACIDS (derivatives of aldonic or saccharic acids C07C, C07D; aldonic acids, saccharic acids C07C 59/105, C07C 59/285; cyanohydrins C07C 255/16; glycals C07D; compounds of unknown constitution C07G; polysaccharides, derivatives thereof C08B; DNA or RNA concerning genetic engineering, vectors, e.g. plasmids, or their isolation, preparation or purification C12N 15/00; sugar industry C13) [2]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Electrically conductive proppant and methods for detecting, locating and characterizing the electrically conductive proppant
Patent No. 10538695 

Inventor(s): Terrence Palisch (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CARBO CERAMICS INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14593447 on 01/09/2015 (1838 days app to issue)

Abstract: Electrically conductive proppants and methods for detecting, locating, and characterizing same are provided. The electrically conductive proppant can include a substantially uniform coating of an electrically conductive material having a thickness of at least 500 nm. The method can include injecting a hydraulic fluid into a wellbore extending into a subterranean formation at a rate and pressure sufficient to open a fracture therein, injecting into the fracture a fluid containing the electrically conductive proppant, electrically energizing the earth at or near the fracture, and measuring three dimensional (x, y, and z) components of electric and magnetic field responses at a surface of the earth or in an adjacent 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]


Process for assembling a fire-, smoke-, sound- and/or water-proof system within a dynamic curtain wall faade
Patent No. 10538915 

Inventor(s): Arndt Andresen (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): Hilti Aktiengesellschaft (Schaan, , LI)
Law Firm: Grneberg and Myers PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16353856 on 03/14/2019 (313 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process for assembling a fire-, smoke-, sound- and/or water-proof system within a dynamic curtain wall faade uses a tubular sealing element containing a thermally resistant flexible foam material for insulating and sealing.

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


Shower enclosure header
Patent No. 10538917 

Inventor(s): Joseph J. Kinsella (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Arrow Mirror and Glass, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Carrington, Coleman, Sloman Blumenthal, L.L.P. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16010202 on 06/15/2018 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus for retaining a glass panel, comprising: an anchor member for attaching to a wall and including a channel into which an edge of the glass panel will extend and a header member for fitting into abutment to the anchor member and including a channel for retaining an edge of the glass panel.

[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)


Guy wire anchor securement system
Patent No. 10538935 

Inventor(s): Hanming You (Irving, TX), Jaime Reyes (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Tower Engineering Solutions, LLC (Las Vegas, NV)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15669295 on 08/04/2017 (900 days app to issue)

Abstract: A securement system for a guy wire, the securement system including an anchor assembly including a guy wire coupler and a securement member extending axially outward from the guy wire coupler; the securement member defining an anchor axis, a securing assembly including at least one projection extending outward relative to the shaft; and a block receiving at least the securing assembly therein, the block having an outer surface, wherein the guy wire coupler protrudes from the outer surface of the block; and a base pad extending laterally outward from the block to define at least one channel adjacent to at least one side of the block.

[E02D] FOUNDATIONS; EXCAVATIONS; EMBANKMENTS (specially adapted for hydraulic engineering E02B); UNDERGROUND OR UNDERWATER STRUCTURES [6]


Horizontal cable rail barrier
Patent No. 10538940 

Inventor(s): Kevin T. Burt (Dallas, TX), Matthew Carlyle Sherstad (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Fortress Iron, LP (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15918752 on 03/12/2018 (680 days app to issue)

Abstract: A barrier panel is formed of a first vertical rail member and a second vertical rail member mounted to and extending between a top rail member. The first vertical rail member includes a first web portion and a pair of leg portions extending from the first web portion, and a second web portion disposed spaced apart from the first web portion and between the pair of leg portions. The first web portion and second web portions define a plurality of aligned through holes. A plurality of cables are mounted to and extend between the first vertical rail member and second vertical rail member, wherein a first end of each cable is secured within one set of the aligned first and second through holes and a second end of each cable is secured within an opposite one of the third through holes.

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


Method for drilling out a plug using a hybrid rotary cone drill bit
Patent No. 10538970 

Inventor(s): David Michel Harrington (Dallas, TX), Karl W. Rose (Burleson, TX), Kyle Nobile (White Settlement, TX), Matthew Charles Stroever (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): VAREL INTERNATIONAL IND., L.P. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15018542 on 02/08/2016 (1443 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for drilling out a plug includes directing a hybrid rotary cone drill bit having a plurality of rotary cones into a borehole lined with a casing. A body of the plug is drilled out using milled teeth formed in the hybrid rotary cone drill bit. A slip of the plug is drilled out using cutter inserts secured into the rotary cone where the slip contacts the casing. The drilled out plug is directed up the borehole using a drilling fluid.

[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]


Opposing piston setting tool
Patent No. 10538981 

Inventor(s): Johnny Covalt (Cleburne, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Arnold Saunders, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15563798 on 04/01/2016 (1390 days app to issue)

Abstract: A setting tool for use in setting plugs downhole using opposing pistons to axially compress a plug, thereby causing it to radially expand.

[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]


Expandable seal
Patent No. 10538989 

Inventor(s): Matthew J. Merron (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15564638 on 05/18/2015 (1709 days app to issue)

Abstract: A high-pressure capable sealing apparatus and method for sealing against an interior surface of a cylindrical tubular member provides the ability to expand to a larger diameter from a given running diameter and to transition back to the original diameter. The sealing apparatus may include a ring assembly with a metallic ring characterized by a uniform axial cross-sectional profile having an outward-facing convexity and an inward-facing concavity. A plurality of slits may be radially formed through the ring about the outer surface to relieve stress within the ring during radial expansion. A circular resilient gasket may be at least partially coaxially disposed within the ring concavity. The ring assembly may be located between uphole and downhole shoulders, which may be selectively axially movable with respect to one another so as to selectively axially compress and radially expand the ring into sealing engagement with a tubular member.

[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]


Modified junction isolation tool for multilateral well stimulation
Patent No. 10538994 

Inventor(s): Franklin Charles Rodriguez (Addison, TX), Homero De Jesus Maldonado (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15760213 on 12/10/2015 (1503 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes conveying a junction isolation tool, a junction support tool, a lateral completion assembly, and a completion deflector into a parent wellbore lined with casing. The completion deflector is coupled to the casing and the lateral completion assembly is detached and advanced into a lateral wellbore. After fracturing the lateral wellbore, the junction isolation tool is detached from the junction support tool, retracted back into the parent wellbore, and coupled to the completion deflector by advancing a stinger into an inner bore of the completion deflector. After hydraulically fracturing a lower wellbore portion of the parent wellbore, the junction isolation tool removes the completion deflector from the parent wellbore.

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


 

M E C H A N I C A L  E N G I N E E R I N G
LIGHTING | HEATING | WEAPONS | BLASTING

 

Bogie mechanism for a tiltrotor proprotor door
Patent No. 10539180 

Inventor(s): Bart Shafer (Fort Worth, TX), Clegg Smith (Keller, TX), Jeffrey M. Williams (Hudson Oaks, TX), Michael E. Rinehart (Euless, TX), Nick Pravanh (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15448136 on 03/02/2017 (1055 days app to issue)

Abstract: A door roller mechanism for cooperation with a roller track including a carriage member having a door attachment feature; at least one roller disposed for rotation on a first side of the carriage member when the carriage member moves in the rolling direction; at least one roller disposed for rotation on an opposite second side of the carriage member when the carriage member moves in the rolling direction; a first rub member disposed on the first side of the carriage; a second rub member disposed on the second side of the carriage; and at least one biasing element disposed on the carriage member for resiliently biasing the first rub member and the second rub member in opposite lateral directions so as to contact a respective first track surface and a second track surface in a manner to dampen lateral vibration of a door connected to the roller mechanism.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Method and apparatus for picking products
Patent No. 10538398 

Inventor(s): Gary Giger (Pittsburgh, PA), Jeremiah Miele (Pittsburgh, PA)
Assignee(s): FEDEX SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS ELECTRONICS, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15268214 on 09/16/2016 (1222 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include methods and apparatus for picking products. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a machine-readable medium containing business rules for arranging at least one product of a physical stack having physical dimensions into a virtual stack, the virtual stack being a 3D representation of the at least one product, and also containing business rules for selecting the at least one product. The apparatus also includes a vision module including a sensor configured to identify indications of a condition of each product. The apparatus also includes a processor configured to perform an inspection of each product based on the condition of the product and the set of business rules for selecting the product. The apparatus further includes a robotic arm for selecting each product of that has passed the inspection and for arranging the product to form a physical stack based on the virtual stack.

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


Imaging systems and methods
Patent No. 10539464 

Inventor(s): Joshua Lund (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Sensors Unlimited, Inc. (Princeton, NJ)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15890263 on 02/06/2018 (714 days app to issue)

Abstract: An imaging method includes assigning pixels within the extent of a focal plane array active area to a first readout range and a second readout range. Image data is read out from the pixels assigned to the first readout range and the second readout range. Pixels located within the extend of the focal plane array active area and not assigned to the first readout range or the second readout range are left unread. Imaging systems and hyperspectral imaging arrangements are also described.

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


Resonant sensing system and method for monitoring properties of an industrial fluid
Patent No. 10539524 

Inventor(s): Najeeb M. Kuzhiyil (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (Schenectady, NY)
Law Firm: The Small Patent Law Group LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15418820 on 01/30/2017 (1086 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sensing system includes a sensor and one or more processors. The sensor includes a sensing region in contact with an industrial fluid. The sensing region includes electrodes and a sensing region circuit electrically connected to the electrodes. The sensing region circuit generates an electrical stimulus having multiple different frequencies that are applied to the industrial fluid via the electrodes. The one or more processors receive one or more electrical signals from the sensor representative of an impedance response of the sensing region to the electrical stimulus. The one or more processors analyze the impedance response and determine at least one of a contaminant concentration of an external contaminant in the industrial fluid, an acid concentration of acidic components in the industrial fluid, or a base concentration of basic components in the industrial fluid based on the impedance response.

[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)


Diagnostic testing for immunologic food sensitivity
Patent No. 10539570 

Inventor(s): Kenneth Davin Fine (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16011236 on 06/18/2018 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, a noninvasive, food sensitivity test may be utilized to identify one or more food sensitivities. A fecal sample may be obtained. The food sensitivity test may be performed on the obtained fecal sample. One or more food sensitivities may be identified based on the food sensitivity test.

[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)


Through process flow intra-chip and inter-chip electrical analysis and process control using in-line nanoprobing
Patent No. 10539589 

Inventor(s): Vladimir Ukraintsev (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): FEI EFA, Inc. (Fremont, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14751017 on 06/25/2015 (1671 days app to issue)

Abstract: System for performing in-line nanoprobing on semiconductor wafer. A wafer support or vertical wafer positioner is attached to a wafer stage. An SEM column, an optical microscope and a plurality of nanoprobe positioners are all attached to the ceiling. The nanoprobe positioners have one nanoprobe configured for physically contacting selected points on the wafer. A force (or touch) sensor measures contact force applied by the probe to the wafer (or the moment) when the probe physically contacts the wafer. A plurality of drift sensors are provided for calculating probe vs. wafer alignment drift in real-time during measurements.

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


Systems and methods for depopulating pins from contactor test sockets for packaged semiconductor devices
Patent No. 10539592 

Inventor(s): Hisashi Ata (Murphy, TX), Kay Chan Tong (Plano, TX), Thiha Shwe (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15296480 on 10/18/2016 (1190 days app to issue)

Abstract: A reduced pin count (RPC) device includes an electrical circuitry in a package with uniformly distributed leads, a subset of the leads being electrically disconnected form the circuitry. A contactor pin block with sockets corresponding to the uniformly distributed leads has the sockets corresponding to the leads with electrical connections filled with test pins suitable for contacting respective leads, and the sockets corresponding to the electrically disconnected leads voided of test pins. Dummy plugs are inserted into the voided sockets to block the sockets and prevent accidental insertions of test pins.

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


Detecting power supply sag in an integrated circuit
Patent No. 10539594 

Inventor(s): Gary Lynn Swoboda (Sugar Land, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16047283 on 07/27/2018 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit is provided with a voltage sag detector (VSD) within the integrated circuit package. The VSD is coupled to a voltage reference and to the power distribution bus within the integrated circuit. The VSD has an output for indicating when a voltage level on the power distribution bus sags below a voltage level provided by the voltage reference.

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


Stack die gating having test control input, output, and enable
Patent No. 10539606 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16047263 on 07/27/2018 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: A test control port (TCP) includes a state machine SM, an instruction register IR, data registers DRs, a gating circuit and a TDO MX. The SM inputs TCI signals and outputs control signals to the IR and to the DR. During instruction or data scans, the IR or DRs are enabled to input data from TDI and output data to the TDO MX and the top surface TDO signal. The bottom surface TCI inputs may be coupled to the top surface TCO signals via the gating circuit. The top surface TDI signal may be coupled to the bottom surface TDO signal via TDO MX. This allows concatenating or daisy-chaining the IR and DR of a TCP of a lower die with an IR and DR of a TCP of a die stacked on top of the lower die.

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


Integrated standard-compliant data acquisition device
Patent No. 10539625 

Inventor(s): Bryan A. Mueller (Frisco, TX), Mark R. Plagens (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: TIPS Group (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15640459 on 07/01/2017 (934 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated standard-compliant data acquisition device includes an electrically insulating package including a plurality of conductive leads and an integrated circuit (IC) disposed within the electrically insulating package and electrically coupled to at least some of the plurality of conductive leads. The IC includes a first multiplexer (MUX), a second MUX, a third MUX, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), a plurality of registers, a fourth MUX, control logic, and communication circuitry. In operation, a first circuit value under a first condition can be determined and stored, a second circuit value under a second condition can be determined and stored, and the decision as to whether there is a fault condition can be mad by comparing the first circuit value and the second circuit value.

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


Package for chip scale magnetometer or atomic clock
Patent No. 10539630 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Cook (Addison, TX), Juan Herbsommer (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15367638 on 12/02/2016 (1145 days app to issue)

Abstract: A package for a chip scale atomic clock or magnetometer is disclosed. The package includes a vapor cell using an alkali metal vapor, first and second photodetectors, and a laser operable at a frequency that excites an electron transition in the alkali metal vapor. The laser is positioned to provide an optical signal directed through the vapor cell and towards the first photodetector. The package further contains a polarizing beam splitter, the polarizing beam splitter positioned between the vapor cell and the first photodetector to receive the optical signal and to split the optical signal into a first signal directed toward the first photodetector and a second signal directed toward the second photodetector, the first signal being orthogonal to the second signal.

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


Three dimensional (3D) tracking of objects in a radar system
Patent No. 10539669 

Inventor(s): Muhammad Zubair Ikram (Richardson, TX), Murtaza Ali (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14877888 on 10/07/2015 (1567 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for tracking objects in three dimensions in a radar system is provided that includes receiving spherical coordinates of an estimated location of each object of a plurality of detected objects, a range rate of each object, and variances for the spherical coordinates and the range rate of each object, determining whether or not each object is currently being tracked, updating a tracking vector for an object based on the object spherical coordinates, range rate, and variances when the object is currently being tracked, and initializing a tracking vector for an object when the object is not currently being tracked, wherein a tracking vector for an object is a process state vector for an extended Kalman filter designed to track an object, elements of the tracking vector including Cartesian coordinates of the object location, the object velocity in three directions, and the object acceleration in three directions.

[G01S] RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES


Gapless optical mode converter
Patent No. 10539744 

Inventor(s): Rongsheng Miao (San Jose, CA), Xiao Shen (San Bruno, CA), Xueyan Zheng (Andover, MD), Zongrong Liu (Pleasanton, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15403736 on 01/11/2017 (1105 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gapless optical mode converter comprising a fiber holder configured to receive and hold an optical transmission line, a first glass block coupled via an optical adhesive at a first side to the fiber holder, a lens coupled via the optical adhesive at a first side to a second side of the first glass block, and a holder configured to hold the fiber holder, the first glass block, and the lens.

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


Telecommunications chassis with slidable trays
Patent No. 10539757 

Inventor(s): Guilibaldo Ruiz (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16094744 on 04/17/2017 (1009 days app to issue)

Abstract: A slide assembly for slidably coupling a telecommunications tray to a telecommunications chassis includes a rail configured for mounting to the chassis, the rail defining a rail sliding cavity flanked by a first detent adjacent a first end and a second detent adjacent a second end of the rail, the rail further comprising first and second chassis mounting features, the first and the second chassis mounting features are oriented with respect to each other such that if two of the same rails are aligned and brought together in a juxtaposed relationship with the first and second chassis mounting features facing each other, the first and the second chassis mounting features can nest relative to each other so as to not increase the total width of the two rails. A guide configured for mounting to the telecommunications tray defines a guide sliding cavity configured to slidably receive the rail such that the rail sliding cavity and the guide sliding cavity face each other, the guide defines a pin connected thereto via a flexible cantilever arm, at least a portion of the pin extending into the rail sliding cavity when the rail and the guide are in a sliding relationship for latching by the first and second detents of the rail in providing two predetermined stop positions for the guide.

[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]


Traceable fiber optic cable assembly with indication of polarity
Patent No. 10539758 

Inventor(s): Ashley Wesley Jones (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16151884 on 10/04/2018 (474 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a traceable fiber optic cable assembly with indication of polarity. In particular, the traceable fiber optic cable assembly includes a traceable fiber optic cable, a first duplex connector at a first end of the fiber optic cable, and a second duplex connector at a second end of the fiber optic cable. A first tracing end of the tracing optical fiber is in a preconfigured orientation in the first duplex connector offset from a central axis of the first duplex connector, and a second tracing end of the tracing optical fiber is in a preconfigured orientation in the second duplex connector offset from a central axis of the second duplex connector. The tracing optical fiber receives an optical tracing signal for propagation to the second tracing end of the first tracing optical fiber to indicate a first orientation of the first duplex connector corresponding to a first polarity state of the traceable fiber optic cable assembly.

[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]


Compact rotator and method for making a beam steering device
Patent No. 10539781 

Inventor(s): Daniel N. Carothers (Lucas, TX), Stephen J. Fedigan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14957197 on 12/02/2015 (1511 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for a beam steering device includes a rotator constituting a cylindrical body extending along an axis and defining a central passage therethrough. A wedge-shaped prism is secured to the body within the central passage. The prism has a first surface extending perpendicular to the axis and a second surface extending transverse to the axis. A drive member is provided on one of an axial end surface and a radially outer surface of the body for rotating the rotator. An encoder member is provided on the same surface of the body as the drive member for tracking the position of the rotator.

[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]


Environmental control management system
Patent No. 10539937 

Inventor(s): Kimberly J. Hornback (McKinney, TX), Todd A. Porter (North Richland Hills, TX), Wesley O. McDaniel (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): IDEAL IMPACT, INC. (Grapevine, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15928408 on 03/22/2018 (670 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for environmental control management. In response to a controller, sensors and effectors throughout a physical site operate to maintain the temperature, humidity, and/or peak energy usage of the physical site within parameters selected for occupant comfort and economical operation while accommodating changing occupancy patterns.

[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)


Multidimensional contiguous memory allocation
Patent No. 10540093 

Inventor(s): John D. Leidel (McKinney, TX), Kevin Wadleigh (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15925248 on 03/19/2018 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure is related to multidimensional contiguous memory allocation. Multidimensional contiguous memory allocation can include receiving an allocation request for an amount of memory that is contiguous in a multiple dimensions of the memory and determining whether the memory includes a region corresponding to the requested amount that is a candidate as being unallocated based on information indicating a maximum number of contiguous unallocated allocable portions of the memory. In response to determining that the memory includes the candidate region, the method can include determining whether the candidate region is unallocated based on a subset of information indicating whether each allocable portion of the memory is allocated. The subset of information corresponds to the candidate region only.

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


Serializing access to fault tolerant memory
Patent No. 10540109 

Inventor(s): Gary Gostin (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: 15314710 on 09/02/2014 (1967 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to an example, a lock may be requested by a first redundancy controller from a parity media controller to perform a first sequence that accesses multiple memory modules in a stripe. The lock may be acquired for the stripe so that the first sequence may be performed on the stripe. The lock may then be released from the stripe.

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


Dynamic virtual processor manager
Patent No. 10540206 

Inventor(s): Dean J. Burdick (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15968773 on 05/02/2018 (629 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, program product, and system is provided for dynamic virtual processor management in a computer having a plurality of concurrent multi-threaded physical processors. An active logical partition is assigned to one of a plurality of shared processor pools, each shared processor pool having a virtual processor manager mode. A target performance metric for a workload in the active logical partition is compared to a calculated CPU utilization ratio or a calculated response time ratio. The workload in the active logical partition is dynamically moved from the assigned shared processor pool to a logical partition in another of the plurality of shared processor pools based on the target performance metric not being met in the active logical partition, and wherein the logical partition in another of the plurality of shared processor pools is configured to meet the target performance metric.

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


Data validation
Patent No. 10540225 

Inventor(s): Corey Wick (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: 15574578 on 05/27/2015 (1700 days app to issue)

Abstract: Examples associated with data validation are disclosed. One example includes a sensor attribute data store having information describing attributes of a set of distributed sensors. A pattern data store stores information describing patterns indicating anomalous sensor activity. A data aggregation module flags data received from a tested sensor as anomalous data when the anomalous data exceeds a variance level described by an attribute of the tested sensor. A data validation module validates the anomalous data by comparing the anomalous data to the patterns indicating anomalous sensor activity. A learning module updates the pattern indicating anomalous sensor activity based on a result received from the validation logic after the validation logic validates data received from the tested sensor.

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


Code generator platform for data transformation
Patent No. 10540334 

Inventor(s): Alagushankar Sathasivam (Plano, TX), Gauri Kelkar (Plano, TX), Manigandan Eswaran (McKinney, TX), Pratap Kumar Mittapally (Frisco, TX), Ramesh Babu Singamsetty (McKinney, TX), SaiPriya Rayala (Plano, TX), Surya Ram Harees
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16518377 on 07/22/2019 (183 days app to issue)

Abstract: A code generator platform may receive source metadata and a target data model. The code generator platform may determine a parameter, of the target data model, that is associated with the attribute. The code generator platform may map, based on the attribute and the source metadata, the data to the parameter of the target data model. The code generator platform may generate, based on mapping the data to the parameter, data transformation code associated with the data and the target data model, wherein the data transformation code, when executed, generates target data that corresponds to the data according to the target data model. The code generator platform may perform an action associated with the data transformation code to permit the data transformation code to be executed in order to update a target database with the target data.

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


System, method, and computer program product for handling combinational loops associated with the formal verification of an electronic circuit design
Patent No. 10540467 

Inventor(s): Craig Franklin Deaton (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Holland Knight LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15943819 on 04/03/2018 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for electronic circuit design. Embodiments may include receiving, using a processor, an electronic circuit design and identifying at least one combinational loop associated with the electronic circuit design. Embodiments may also include extracting, for each component of the loop, a set of logic conditions and modeling the at least one combinational loop. Embodiments may further include providing a graphical user interface configured to display one or more constraint candidates and determining whether or not a conflict exists between constraint candidates. Embodiments may also include ranking the constraint candidates, based upon, at least in part, a number of loops disabled and one or more disabled loop characteristics.

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


Networked services licensing system and method
Patent No. 10540484 

Inventor(s): Bijan Tadayon (Germantown, MD), Charles P Gilliam (Darien, CT), Eddie J Chen (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA), Guillermo Lao (Torrance, CA), Manuel Ham (Downey, CA), Michael Raley (Downey, CA), Thomas Soestini (Los Angeles, CA,
Assignee(s): CONTENTGUARD HOLDINGS, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Rimon PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14531958 on 11/03/2014 (1905 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for controlling consumption of a distributed network service in accordance with rights expression information associated with the distributed network service and specifying a manner of use of the distributed network service, including interpreting the rights expression information associated with the distributed network service, the rights expression information indicating a manner of use of the distributed network service; and controlling consumption of the distributed network service based on the rights expression information.

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


Conversation branching for more efficient resolution
Patent No. 10540596 

Inventor(s): Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16180763 on 11/05/2018 (442 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for conversation branching may include storing a plurality of messages communicated in an online conversation and generating a fingerprint for each message. The fingerprint for each message may be stored in a lookup table. The method may also include detecting a new message from one of the users and processing the new message to generate an artifact that correlates to the new message. The lookup table may be queried using the artifact to determine a similarity between the new message and each of the stored messages. One or more proposed reply messages to the new message may be generated for branching the online conversation to a new conversation point that corresponds to a selected one of the one or more proposed reply messages. The one or more proposed reply messages are based on one of the stored messages that has a closest similarity to the new message.

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


Event involvement system and processes for actively involving fans or an audience of an event by emotional engagement
Patent No. 10540672 

Inventor(s): Noel Peng (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Plager Schack LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14866607 on 09/25/2015 (1579 days app to issue)

Abstract: An event involvement system and processes for actively involving fans or an audience of an event by emotional engagement are disclosed. The system and processes allow for the audience/fans to become active, engaged participants and have personalized, rewarding experiences which help to build and maintain loyalty and brand. The system and processes allow audience/fans to go from passive participants to active and engaged participants in any event, thereby creating individualized, personalized, rewarding experiences and memories which help to build and maintain loyalty to the events and brand. In some embodiments, an ”envy reflex” is triggered in the fans which motivates the fans to emotionally invest in the event.

[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]


Display sub-system sharing for heterogeneous systems
Patent No. 10540736 

Inventor(s): Anish Reghunath (Plano, TX), Brian Okchon Chae (Johns Creek, GA), Gregory Raymond Shurtz (Houston, TX), Jonathan Elliot Bergsagel (Richardson, TX), Sunita Nadampalli (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15668453 on 08/03/2017 (901 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a display sub-system that has a plurality of image processing resources and control logic. The image processing resources include a plurality of image processing pipelines configured to operate in parallel, overlay logic coupled to receive image data from the plurality of image processing pipelines, and an image output port coupled to an output of the overlay logic with image data outputs configured to couple to one or more display devices. The control logic is dynamically configurable to assign each of the image processing resources to a selected one of a first control port and a second control port. The first control port is configured to be controlled exclusively by a first processor and the second control port is configured to be controlled exclusively by a second processor.

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


Ground plane detection for placement of augmented reality objects
Patent No. 10540796 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Anna, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX), Sunil Vasisht (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16011030 on 06/18/2018 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some implementations, a system may include a camera, a display, one or more memories, and one or more processors communicatively coupled to the one or more memories. The system may identify a horizontal plane in an image being captured by the camera and presented on the display, may determine a size of the horizontal plane, and may determine that the size of the horizontal plane satisfies a threshold. The system may designate the horizontal plane as a ground plane based on determining that the size of the horizontal plane satisfies the threshold. The system may output an indication that the horizontal plane has been designated as the ground plane.

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


Surveillance system and method for predicting patient falls using motion feature patterns
Patent No. 10540876 

Inventor(s): Derek del Carpio (Corinth, TX), Steven Gail Johnson (Highland Village, TX)
Assignee(s): CareView Communications, Inc. (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Meister Seelig Fein LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16353485 on 03/14/2019 (313 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for detecting a fall risk condition, the system comprising a surveillance camera configured to generate a plurality of frames showing an area in which a patient at risk of falling is being monitored, and a computer system comprising memory and logic circuitry configured to store motion feature patterns that are extracted from video recordings, the motion feature patterns are representative of motion associated with real alarm cases and false-alarm cases of fall events, receive a fall alert from a classifier, determine motion features of one or more frames from the plurality of frames that correspond to the fall alert; compare the motion features of the one or more frames with the motion feature patterns, and determine whether to confirm the fall alert based on the comparison.

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


Modular display panel
Patent No. 10540917 

Inventor(s): William Y. Hall (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ULTRAVISION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15962572 on 04/25/2018 (636 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to integrated modular LED display devices. In one embodiment, a modular LED display devices comprises a plastic housing with an outer surface exposed to an external environment. The modular LED display device is configured to display images using an array of pixels attached to a front side of a printed circuit board attached to the plastic housing. The modular LED display device includes a circuit for controlling a plurality of LEDs, the circuit being attached to the opposite second side of the printed circuit board. The first side of the printed circuit board is sealed to be waterproof by an overlying compound. The modular LED display device further includes a power supply including a power converter for converting alternating current (AC) power to direct current (DC) power. The modular LED display device is configured to be exposed to the external environment without additional enclosures.

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


Capo with attachment mechanism and fretting action in separate offset planes
Patent No. 10540947 

Inventor(s): John Vinson Jaggers (Dallas, TX), Matthew Carroll (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): William Marsh Rice University (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15713359 on 09/22/2017 (851 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of a capo and fretting component are described. In certain embodiments, the fretting component is threaded onto a crossbar configured to overlie the instrument strings when in use and to pivot with respect to the crossbar so as to contact and press the strings against a fret on the instrument neck. The fretting component is offset with respect to the attachment mechanism of the capo, allowing the attachment mechanism to be offset on the neck of the instrument from where it would normally be positioned to achieve a comparable fretting effect.

[G10D] STRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; WIND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACCORDIONS OR CONCERTINAS; PERCUSSION MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (non-musical aspects of musical toy instruments A63H 5/00; organs, harmoniums or like musical instruments with associated blowing apparatus G10B; pianos, harpsichords, spinets or similar stringed musical instruments with one or more keyboards G10C; automatic musical instruments G10F; electrophonic musical instruments G10H; instruments in which the tones are generated by electromechanical means or electronic generators, or in which the tones are synthesised from a data store G10H)


Nonvolatile logic array based computing over inconsistent power supply
Patent No. 10541012 

Inventor(s): Steven Craig Bartling (Plano, TX), Sudhanshu Khanna (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15659111 on 07/25/2017 (910 days app to issue)

Abstract: Input power quality for a processing device is sensed. In response to detection of poor power quality, input power is disconnected, and the processing device backs up its machine state in non-volatile logic element arrays using available stored charge. When power is restored, the stored machine state is restored from the non-volatile logic element arrays to the volatile logic elements whereby the processing device resumes its process from the state immediately prior to power loss allowing seamless processing across intermittent power supply.

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


Dual mode memory array security apparatus, systems and methods
Patent No. 10541016 

Inventor(s): Chiraag Juvekar (Cambridge, MA), Clive Bittlestone (Allen, TX), Joyce Kwong (Dallas, TX), Srinath Ramaswamy (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16120107 on 08/31/2018 (508 days app to issue)

Abstract: Read-only (”RO”) data consisting of a physically unclonable function (”PUF”) pattern is written to a ferroelectric random-access memory (”FRAM”) memory array. The FRAM array is baked to imprint the PUF pattern with a selected average depth of imprint and a corresponding average read reliability. The average depth of imprint and corresponding average read reliability are determined during testing after baking. The PUF pattern as read after baking is compared to the PUF pattern as written prior to baking. Additional PUF pattern writing and baking cycles may be performed until the average depth of imprint and associated read reliability reach a first selected level. Integrated circuits determined to be over-imprinted by exceeding a second selected level may be rejected. The first and second levels of PUF pattern imprint are selected such as to produce FRAM arrays with a unique fingerprint for each individual FRAM array-containing integrated circuit.

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


Single pulse SLC programming scheme
Patent No. 10541031 

Inventor(s): Mohan Vamsi Dunga (Santa Clara, CA), Pitamber Shukla (Milpitas, CA), Piyush Dak (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16009892 on 06/15/2018 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: A program circuit may two-dimensionally program data into cells by applying different selected bit line or channel voltages to different bit lines or channels located in different bit line zones of a block during a program operation. The block may be further separated or divided into word line zones. The program circuit may adjust the different bit line or channel voltages as it programs in different word line zones of the block. In accordance with the two-dimensional programming, the program circuit may perform single-pulse program-only SLC program operations.

[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)


Read bias adjustment for compensating threshold voltage shift due to lateral charge movement
Patent No. 10541035 

Inventor(s): Ching-Huang Lu (Fremont, CA), Chung-Yao Pai (San Jose, CA), Han-Ping Chen (Santa Clara, CA), Yingda Dong (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16022373 on 06/28/2018 (572 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and techniques are provided for accurately reading memory cells by compensating for lateral charge diffusion between adjacent memory cells. A selected memory cell is read with a compensation which is based on classifying the threshold voltages of adjacent memory cells into bins. In one aspect, the compensation is based on the level of the current control gate voltage of the selected word line. In another aspect, the classifying of the threshold voltages of the adjacent memory cells can be a function of temperature. In another aspect, a memory cell can be read with compensation after a previous read operation without compensation results in an uncorrectable error. In another aspect, the classifying uses more bins for a selected edge word line.

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


Non-volatile memory with countermeasure for program disturb including delayed ramp down during program verify
Patent No. 10541037 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Dengtao Zhao (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16002793 on 06/07/2018 (593 days app to issue)

Abstract: Program disturb is a condition that includes the unintended programming of a memory cell while performing a programming process for other memory cells. Such unintended programming can cause an error in the data being stored. In some cases, program disturb can result from electrons trapped in the channel being accelerated from one side of a selected word line to another side of the selected word line and redirected into the selected word line. To prevent such program disturb, it is proposed to open the channel from one side of a selected word line to the other side of the selected word line after a sensing operation for program verify and prior to a subsequent programming voltage being applied.

[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)


Subgroup selection for verification
Patent No. 10541038 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA), Yu-Chung Lien (San Jose, CA), Zhenming Zhou (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16205165 on 11/29/2018 (418 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for identifying and selecting a subgroup of memory cells for use during a programming or erasing operation, in order to execute the programming or erasing operation in less time, while avoiding over and under programming errors. Memory devices disclosed herein may include a state change/programming circuit, a counting circuit, a determination circuit, an identification circuit, and/or a subgroup selection circuit, where each of these circuits are configured to perform operations related to the overall process of identifying and selecting the subgroup of memory cells for utilization during a programming operation.

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


Configurable retry for system operations
Patent No. 10541525 

Inventor(s): Abhinay Patil (Bangalore, , IN), Abhishek Kumar (Bangalore, , IN), Abhrarup Barman Roy (West Bengal, , IN), Ankur Chauhan (Bangalore, , IN), Subrato Roy (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16287458 on 02/27/2019 (328 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to configuring parameters of a system. In some examples, a timer duration circuit can be configured to output a timer duration signal defining a time duration for a retry signal based on an impedance of a first circuit coupled at a first node. A logic circuit can be configured to control an output of the retry signal to at least one integrator circuit to control a current to a second node based on one of the timer duration signal and a retry timer signal, and a combination thereof. An output circuit can be configured to output a stop retry signal based on a voltage established by a second circuit at the second node based on its impedance and the current. The stop retry signal can indicate a number of retries that have occurred and can be based on the capacitances of the first and second circuits.

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


Cloud service control and management architecture expanded to interface the network stratum
Patent No. 10542076 

Inventor(s): Young Lee (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15950954 on 04/11/2018 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by a cloud service control gateway (CSCG), comprises transmitting, by a transmitter, a query message to a network control gateway (NCG) operating in a network stratum, wherein the query message comprises a network resource requirement, receiving, by a receiver, a reply to the query message from the NCG, wherein the reply comprises a status of resources in the network stratum, and selecting, by a processor coupled to the transmitter and the receiver, a destination server for an application request based on the status of resources in the network stratum and the network resource requirement.

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


 

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Computer housing
Patent No. 10539984 

Inventor(s): Daniel L. McBroom (Leonard, TX), Michael D. McBroom (Leonard, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright RLLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15234629 on 08/11/2016 (1258 days app to issue)

Abstract: A desktop computing system having at least a central core surrounded by housing having a shape that defines a volume in which the central core resides is described. The housing includes a first opening and a second opening axially displaced from the first opening. The first opening having a size and shape in accordance with an amount of airflow used as a heat transfer medium for cooling internal components, the second opening defined by a lip that engages a portion of the airflow in such a way that at least some of the heat transferred to the air flow from the internal components is passed to the housing.

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


Mobile application webview modification
Patent No. 10540168 

Inventor(s): Devon Richards (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Apptimize LLC (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: Fenwick West LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15968042 on 05/01/2018 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques to facilitate modification of content displayed in a webview embedded into a mobile application are disclosed herein. In at least one implementation, webview modification instructions provided by an application development and optimization platform are received that indicate modified webview content associated with a uniform resource identifier (URI) accessed by the mobile application in the webview. Execution of the mobile application is monitored for an occurrence of an event that triggers loading of the URI in the webview of the mobile application. Responsive to the event, the webview modification instructions are executed to present the modified webview content in the webview of the mobile application.

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


Remote monitoring and control of movable barrier status
Patent No. 10540889 

Inventor(s): Brent Alan Rauscher (Keller, TX), Leroy G. Krupke (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): GMI Holdings, Inc. (Mount Hope, OH)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15800510 on 11/01/2017 (811 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for enabling both the remote monitoring and receipt of remote change-of-door status commands, via the Internet, of the open or closed status of the garage door. The system includes an encoder generating signal pulses as a function of the motor and garage door movement. A microprocessor processes the signal pulses to generate digital pulses indicative of the open or closed status of the garage door, which status is wirelessly transmitted, via the Internet, for remote monitoring. Change-of-door status commands remotely transmitted, via the Internet, are received by the system to activate a warning and delayed change of door status.

[H02K] DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES (dynamo-electric relays H01H 53/00; conversion of DC or AC input power into surge output power H02M 9/00)


Spectral reflectometry window heater
Patent No. 10541183 

Inventor(s): John Christopher Shriner (Allen, TX), Kevin Paul Wiederhold (Wylie, TX), Maja Imamovic (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13553052 on 07/19/2012 (2742 days app to issue)

Abstract: A plasma processing tool for fabricating a semiconductor device on a semiconductor wafer includes an optical window disposed on a plasma chamber, remotely from a plasma region. The window is thermally connected to an electrical heater element capable of maintaining the window at a temperature of at least 30 C. A heater controller provides electrical power to the heater element. During operation of the plasma processing tool, the heater controller provides power to the heater element so as to maintain the window at a temperature of at least 30 C. during at least a portion of a plasma process step in which by-products are produced in the plasma chamber.

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


Semiconductor package with interconnected leads
Patent No. 10541194 

Inventor(s): Andy Quang Tran (Grand Prairie, TX), Jeffrey Gail Holloway (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15934516 on 03/23/2018 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor package includes a semiconductor die and a ceramic package body covering the semiconductor die. The ceramic package body includes a plurality of contact pads. Each of a first plurality of leads includes a top portion and a bottom portion. The top portion of each of the first plurality of leads is electrically connected to a contact pad of the plurality of contact pads. Each of a second plurality of leads includes a top portion and a bottom portion and an interconnection portion between the top portion and the bottom portion. The top portion of each of the second plurality of leads includes separate finger portions that are electrically connected to at least two of the plurality of contact pads.

[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]


Printed repassivation for wafer chip scale packaging
Patent No. 10541220 

Inventor(s): Anindya Poddar (Sunnyvale, CA), Daiki Komatsu (Beppu, , JP), Hau Nguyen (San Jose, CA), Luu Thanh Nguyen (San Jose, CA), Makoto Shibuya (Beppu, , JP), Yi Yan (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16053199 on 08/02/2018 (537 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples provide integrated circuits and methods, including forming a conductive seed layer at least partially above a conductive feature of a wafer, forming a conductive structure on at least a portion of the conductive seed layer, performing a printing process that forms a polymer material on a side of the wafer proximate a side of the conductive structure, curing the deposited polymer material, and attaching a solder ball structure to a side of the conductive structure.

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


Methods of assembling a flip chip on a locking dual leadframe
Patent No. 10541225 

Inventor(s): Anis Fauzi Bin Abdul Aziz (Kegah, , MY), Lee Han Meng @ Eugene Lee (Johor, , MY), Wei Fen Sueann Lim (Melaka, , MY)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15674983 on 08/11/2017 (893 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of assembling a flip chip on a leadframe package. A locking dual leadframe (LDLF) includes a top metal frame portion including protruding features and a die pad and a bottom metal frame portion having apertures positioned lateral to the die pad. The protruding features and apertures are similarly sized and alignable. A flipped integrated circuit (IC) die having a bottomside and a topside including circuitry connected to bond pads having solder balls on the bond pads is mounted with its topside onto the top metal frame portion. The top metal frame portion is aligned to the bottom metal frame portion so that the protruding features are aligned to the apertures. The bottomside of the IC die is pressed with respect to a top surface of the bottom frame portion, wherein the protruding features penetrate into the apertures.

[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)


Vertical thin film transistors with isolation
Patent No. 10541273 

Inventor(s): Seje Takaki (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15823628 on 11/28/2017 (784 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided that includes forming a transistor by forming a gate dielectric layer above a substrate, forming a spacer dielectric layer above the gate dielectric layer, and forming a gate adjacent the gate dielectric layer and above the spacer dielectric layer.

[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]


Multiple shielding trench gate FET
Patent No. 10541326 

Inventor(s): Christopher Boguslaw Kocon (Mountain Top, PA), Hideaki Kawahara (Plano, TX), Hong Yang (Richardson, TX), Seetharaman Sridhar (Richardson, TX), Simon John Molloy (Allentown, PA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15622869 on 06/14/2017 (951 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device contains a vertical MOS transistor having a trench gate in trenches extending through a vertical drift region to a drain region. The trenches have field plates under the gate; the field plates are adjacent to the drift region and have a plurality of segments. A dielectric liner in the trenches separating the field plates from the drift region has a thickness great than a gate dielectric layer between the gate and the body. The dielectric liner is thicker on a lower segment of the field plate, at a bottom of the trenches, than an upper segment, immediately under the gate. The trench gate may be electrically isolated from the field plates, or may be connected to the upper segment. The segments of the field plates may be electrically isolated from each other or may be connected to each other in the trenches.

[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]


Electro-polymerized protective layer for 3D magnesium battery
Patent No. 10541419 

Inventor(s): Nikhilendra Singh (Ypsilanti, MI), Timothy S. Arthur (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16111366 on 08/24/2018 (515 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for forming polymeric protective layers on magnesium anodes for magnesium batteries include placing a solution of electropolymerizable monomers onto all exposed surfaces of a magnesium anode, and electropolymerizing the monomers in the solution. The monomers can be glycidyl methacrylate, a salt of 3-sulfopropyl methacrylate, or a mixture of the two. Protected magnesium foam anodes for 3-D magnesium batteries have a magnesium foam electrolyte, and a polymeric coating covering all exposed surfaces of the magnesium foam electrolyte. The polymeric protective coating formed of (poly)glycidyl methacrylate, poly(3-sulfopropyl methacrylate), or a copolymer of the two.

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


Multimedia faceplates having ethernet conversion circuitry
Patent No. 10541502 

Inventor(s): Benji Boban (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16030215 on 07/09/2018 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multimedia faceplate includes a frame having a front face and a rear face and at least one connector mounting aperture therein, a non-Ethernet connector mounted in the connector mounting aperture, an Ethernet conversion unit that is electrically connected to the non-Ethernet connector and a plurality of wire connection contacts that are electrically connected to the Ethernet conversion unit. The Ethernet conversion unit is configured to draw an electrical power signal from either an AC to DC power conversion unit or from a Power-over-Ethernet power signal received from an Ethernet cable that is connected to the wire connection contacts.

[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)


System and apparatus for providing power to remote electronic devices
Patent No. 10541546 

Inventor(s): Justin D. Pendleton (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): VERSALITE ASSOCIATES, LLC (San Diego, CA)
Law Firm: Workman Nydegger (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15680566 on 08/18/2017 (886 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments are directed to systems and apparatuses for providing power to remote electronic devices. In one scenario, a system is provided which includes a sconce body. The sconce body includes a proximal side that allows placement adjacent to a wall, ceiling or surface, a distal side having an exterior surface, a cavity that slidably receives and encloses a removable power source, and an electronic device on or within the sconce body. The electronic device electrically connects to and is powered by the removable power source. The removable power source of the system can be slidably received within and enclosed by the cavity of the sconce body. The system also includes a wand that is attachable to and detachable from the removable power source. The wand has a specified length and is configured to provide for selective attachment of the removable power source to and removal from the sconce body.

[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)


Fixed frequency DC-DC converter
Patent No. 10541609 

Inventor(s): Huy Le Nhat Nguyen (Raleigh, NC), Jiwei Fan (Cary, NC), Mingyue Zhao (Cary, NC)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16040805 on 07/20/2018 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a power converter system, circuitry generates first and second PWM signals during a PWM cycle for controlling application of power to an inductor. Circuitry generates error signals having AC- and DC-components, the error signals being generated in response to indications of the power applied to or developed by the inductor. Circuitry generates a feedback control signal in response to the error signals. The first and second PWM signals are controlled in response to the feedback control signals.

[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]


Spectral shaping of spread spectrum clocks/frequencies through post processing
Patent No. 10541610 

Inventor(s): Joerg Erik Goller (Tiefenbach, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16107742 on 08/21/2018 (518 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit. The integrated circuit comprises a timebase generator and a switch mode direct current-to-direct current (DC-to-DC) converter coupled to the timebase generator. The timebase generator comprises a linear feedback shift register (LFSR) having an output and a logic circuit comprising a first logic inverter, a first AND logic gate, and a first multiplexer, wherein the first logic inverter has an input coupled to a most significant bit of the output of the LFSR, wherein the first AND logic gate has a first input coupled to a second most significant bit of the output of the LFSR and a second input coupled to an output of the first logic inverter, wherein a selector input of the first multiplexer is coupled to an output of the first AND logic gate.

[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]


Motor system and control method
Patent No. 10541635 

Inventor(s): Hengchun Mao (Allen, TX), Xuezhong Jia (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Quanten Technologies, Inc. (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16115862 on 08/29/2018 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: A motor control method comprises detecting operating parameters of a motor system comprising a plurality of windings, a rotor, a stator magnetically coupled to the rotor and a plurality of power converters connected to the plurality of windings, determining, by a controller, a suitable pole number and a preliminary set of operating variables based upon the operating parameters, reducing operating stresses of the motor system gradually and after reducing the operating stresses, configuring the plurality of power converters so as to adjust the number of poles of the motor system according to the suitable pole number.

[H02P] CONTROL OR REGULATION OF ELECTRIC MOTORS, ELECTRIC GENERATORS OR DYNAMO-ELECTRIC CONVERTERS; CONTROLLING TRANSFORMERS, REACTORS OR CHOKE COILS [4]


Two-axis solar concentrator system
Patent No. 10541643 

Inventor(s): Richard Morris Knox (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): RayDyne Energy, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15382957 on 12/19/2016 (1128 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for use on a surface to collect solar energy from the sun has a stand, a module, and solar collector(s). The stand supportable on the surface has rotational points rotatably supporting the module so it can rotate about a first axis of rotation. A first drive disposed on the stand is operable to provide first rotation, and a cable connected between a hoop pulley of the module and the first drive on the stand can rotate the module about the first axis to direct the solar collector(s) toward the sun. The solar collector(s) disposed on the module can be photovoltaic cells for collecting solar energy. A second drive on the module can rotate an adjacent solar collectors on the module using pulleys and cable. Reflectors on the collectors can focus the sun rays to photovoltaic cells. The second drive can rotate the collectors about a second axis, carried by the first axis, to direct the solar collector(s) toward the sun.

[H02S] Generation of electric power by conversion of infra-red radiation, visible light or ultraviolet light, e.g. using photovoltaic [PV] modules (solar heat collectors F24J 2/00; obtaining electrical energy from radioactive sources G21H 1/12; light sensitive inorganic semiconductor devices H01L 31/00; thermoelectric devices H01L 35/00; pyroelectric devices H01L 37/00; light sensitive organic semiconductor devices H01L 51/42) [2014.01]


Symmetrical dual voltage level input-output circuitry
Patent No. 10541676 

Inventor(s): Venkateswara Reddy Pothireddy (Plano, TX), Wahed Abdul Mohammed (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16057211 on 08/07/2018 (532 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a described example, an apparatus includes a driver circuit coupled to an output pad, the driver having a p-channel FET coupled between a positive peripheral voltage and the pad, and having a first gate terminal coupled to a first gate control signal, and an n-channel FET coupled between the pad and a ground terminal and having a second gate terminal coupled to a second gate control signal. A predriver circuit is coupled to receive a data signal for output to the pad and further coupled to output the first gate control signal; and the predriver circuit is coupled to output a supply voltage to the first gate control signal in a first mode, and to output a bias voltage less than the supply voltage to the first gate control signal in a second mode; and a bias circuit is coupled for outputting the bias voltage.

[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]


Low output impedance, high speed and high voltage generator for use in driving a capacitive load
Patent No. 10541677 

Inventor(s): Pavan Nallamothu (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Crowe Dunlevy (Local + 7 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16156246 on 10/10/2018 (468 days app to issue)

Abstract: A voltage generator circuit uses a feedback loop to regulate an output voltage at an output node. A pair of opposite conductivity source-follower transistors are coupled to the output node. A first one of the source-follower transistors operates to provide a fast current transient for charging a capacitive load that is switchably connected to the output node. A second one of the source-follower transistor operate under feedback control to regulate the voltage level at the output node.

[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]


Low area enable flip-flop
Patent No. 10541680 

Inventor(s): Soman Purushothaman (Wayanad, , IN), Subhankar Das (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14585263 on 12/30/2014 (1848 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure provides a flip-flop. The flip-flop includes a master latch. The master latch receives a flip-flop input, a clock input, an inverted clock input, an enable signal and an inverted enable signal. A slave latch is coupled to the master latch and receives the enable signal and the inverted enable signal. An output inverter is coupled to the slave latch and generates a flip-flop output.

[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]


Self-injection locking for low-power low-phase noise oscillators
Patent No. 10541697 

Inventor(s): Ali Kiaei (San Jose, CA), Baher Haroun (Allen, TX), Bichoy Bahr (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15690117 on 08/29/2017 (875 days app to issue)

Abstract: For producing a low-power, low-phase noise oscillating signal using a self-injection locking oscillator, examples include: producing, using an oscillator, a signal having a base frequency component and an Nth harmonic component, in which N is a selected integer and N1; filtering the signal through a bandpass filter with Q factor 5, the filter configured to pass the Nth harmonic component as a filtered Nth harmonic component; and injecting the filtered Nth harmonic component into the oscillator to self-injection lock the base frequency of the signal.

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


Gain and memory error estimation in a pipeline analog to digital converter
Patent No. 10541700 

Inventor(s): Narasimhan Rajagopal (Chennai, , IN), Shagun Dusad (Bangalore, , IN), Srinivas Kumar Reddy Naru (Markapur, , IN), Visvesvaraya Appala Pentakota (Bangalore, , IN), Viswanathan Nagarajan (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16249225 on 01/16/2019 (370 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a stochastic comparator includes a first comparator that compares an input signal and a primary threshold to generate a first signal. A second comparator compares the input signal and the primary threshold to generate a second signal. A decision block generates a control signal in response to the first signal, the second signal and a PRBS (pseudo random binary sequence) signal. A XOR gate generates a detection signal in response the first signal and the second signal.

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


Interleaved ADC with estimation of DSA-setting-based IL mismatch
Patent No. 10541703 

Inventor(s): Jaiganesh Balakrishnan (Karnataka, , IN), Sashidharan Venkatraman (Karnataka, , IN), Sreenath Narayanan Potty (Karnataka, , IN), Sthanunathan Ramakrishnan (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16029539 on 07/06/2018 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: An interleaved ADC receives an RX signal attenuated by a DSA based on an active DSA setting, within a range of DSA settings (DSA setting range) corresponding to selectable attenuation steps, the DSA setting range partitioned into a number of DSA setting subranges (DSA subranges). The ADC includes an IL mismatch estimation engine in the digital signal path, with an estimation subrange blanker, and an IL mismatch estimator. The estimation subrange blanker is coupled to receive the IADC data stream, and responsive to a DSA subrange allocation signal to select, in each of successive aggregation cycles, IADC data corresponding to an active DSA setting that is within an allocated DSA subrange (DSA active data within an DSA allocated subrange). The IL mismatch estimator aggregates, during each aggregation cycle, IL mismatch estimation data based on the selected DSA active data within the DSA allocated subrange, generates an estimate of IL mismatch (IL mismatch estimate) based on the aggregated IL mismatch estimation data, generates IL mismatch correction parameters based on the aggregated IL mismatch estimation data, and generates IL mismatch estimate uncertainty data corresponding to an uncertainty in the IL mismatch estimate used to generate the associated IL mismatch correction parameters for the DSA allocated subrange. A DSA statistics collector to collect a distribution of DSA settings over a pre-defined time period (DSA setting distribution statistics). An estimation subrange

[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]


Reduce echo level by scrambling phases of echoes from multiple ports in FDX node
Patent No. 10541723 

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: 16005323 on 06/11/2018 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: Reduce echo level may be provided by scrambling phases of echoes from multiple ports in a Full Duplex (FDX) node. The FDX node may comprise a transmit portion, a receive portion, and a plurality of ports. The transmit portion may comprise a transmit portion transmit port and a plurality of splitters. The receive portion may comprise a receive portion receive port and a plurality of combiners. The plurality of splitters and the plurality of combiners may scramble phases of completed loops from the transmit portion transmit port to the receive portion receive port resulting from reflections from the plurality of ports.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Data encoder for power line communications
Patent No. 10541727 

Inventor(s): Anand Dabak (Plano, TX), Badri N Varadarajan (Mountain View, CA), Il Han Kim (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16200928 on 11/27/2018 (420 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a disclosed embodiment, a power line communication (PLC) transmitter includes a forward error correction (FEC) encoder that receives payload data and adds parity information to the data to create an encoded output, a fragmenter that receives the encoded output from the FEC encoder and segments the encoded output into a plurality of fragments, a fragment repetition encoder that receives the plurality of fragments from the fragmenter and copies each of the fragments a selected number of times, and an interleaver that receives the copies of the plurality of fragments from the fragment repetition encoder and interleaves the copies of the plurality of fragments for transmission on a power line.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


MAC and RRC multiplexing for inter-RAT dual connectivity UE
Patent No. 10541768 

Inventor(s): Yang Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert Hood Munyon Rankin and Goetzel PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16009379 on 06/15/2018 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for a wireless device to perform simultaneous uplink activity for multiple RATs in the same carrier using multiplexing at a layer above the physical layer. The wireless device may establish wireless links with first and second base stations, respectively, according to first and second radio access technologies (RATs), respectively. The first base station may provide a first cell operating in a first system bandwidth and the second base station may provide a second cell operating in a second system bandwidth. The wireless device may determine whether inter-RAT uplink coexistence in the same frequency band is enabled. If so, the wireless device may perform uplink activity for both the first RAT and the second RAT in the first system bandwidth by multiplexing uplink data for the first RAT and uplink data for the second RAT at a layer above the physical layer.

[H04J] MULTIPLEX COMMUNICATION (peculiar to transmission of digital information H04L 5/00; systems for the simultaneous or sequential transmission of more than one television signal H04N 7/08; in exchanges H04Q 11/00)


System and method for connection efficiency
Patent No. 10541864 

Inventor(s): Robert W. Peterson (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Open Invention Network LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15876637 on 01/22/2018 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a distributed object computing system, a server application may create multiple, uniquely identified, server contexts that each provide one or more services to a service consumer (client). Instead of creating a connection to a client for each server context, a single connection can be used. A service request handler may be configured to handle service requests for each server context. Service requests may be generated in the client with a service context identity. When a service request is received by the server application, the service request handler resolves the service context identity and forwards the service request to the appropriate server context.

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


Methodology to improve the anomaly detection rate
Patent No. 10541903 

Inventor(s): Tuo Li (Chicago, IL), Zhibi Wang (Woodridge, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15274315 on 09/23/2016 (1215 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of improving anomaly detection rate in a communication network. A server computer may receive a data set comprising traffic flows communicated over the communication network and group the traffic flows into data categories based on the type of network service such as transport control protocol (TCP) port numbers or User Datagram Protocol (UDP) port numbers of the traffic flows, or based on application layer protocols associated with the traffic flows. The server computer may further detect anomalies in each of the data categories based on inconsistencies between at least one common feature associated with a data category and traffic flows in the data category. Different data categories may be associated with different the at least one common feature. The anomaly detection may be supervised or unsupervised.

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


Geo-separation of control and bearer nodes for a telecommunication system
Patent No. 10541906 

Inventor(s): Paul Miller (Derry, NH)
Assignee(s): GENBAND US LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15294437 on 10/14/2016 (1194 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes, with a distributed telecommunication component, providing a plurality of first type nodes, each first type node configured to perform a signaling function. The method further include, with the distributed telecommunication component, providing a plurality of second type nodes, each second type node configured to perform a media bearing function. At least one of the plurality of bearer nodes is geographically separate by a predetermined distance from at least one of the plurality of control nodes.

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


Systems, apparatus, methods and computer-readable storage media for facilitating integrated messaging, contacts and social media for a selected entity
Patent No. 10541964 

Inventor(s): Claudia Knop (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15243459 on 08/22/2016 (1247 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method can include executing at least two applications, wherein at least one of the two applications is for providing social media information. The acts can also include receiving a signal in response to a detected input gesture indicative of a selection of an entity. The selection of the entity can be performed via another one of the two applications. The acts can also include integrating the two applications such that social media information is generated about the entity. The integration can be in response to receiving the signal, and the social media information can include information from one or more social networking websites. The acts can also include displaying the social media information about the entity.

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


Coordinated packet delivery of encrypted session
Patent No. 10541985 

Inventor(s): Meir Cohen (Plano, TX), Swaminathan Arunachalam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15537599 on 12/18/2015 (1495 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from appropriate handling of secure data. More specifically, certain packet-based communication systems may benefit from a mechanism to support coordinated packet delivery of one or more encrypted sessions. A method can include identifying metadata for an application flow, wherein the application flow is encrypted. The method can also include publishing the metadata in a core network, wherein the metadata is unencrypted when published.

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


Time based local authentication in an information handling system utilizing asymmetric cryptography
Patent No. 10541994 

Inventor(s): Minhaj Ahmed (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products, L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15135789 on 04/22/2016 (1369 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an example of a system and method for time-based local authentication, an Information Handling System (IHS) may include a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory may have program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution, cause the IHS to generate a first time token and to transmit the first time token to a secondary IHS via a local network, where the secondary IHS is configured to generate a second time token and to transmit the second time token to the IHS via the local network. The IHS may receive the second time token from the secondary IHS and it may determine whether the first time token matches the second time token. In response to the first time token matching the second time token, the IHS may receive access to a protected resource.

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


Denial of service protection for IP telephony systems
Patent No. 10542037 

Inventor(s): Danny Lee Peeler (Apex, NC)
Assignee(s): GENBAND US LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14804555 on 07/21/2015 (1645 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for protecting components of an IP telephony network whereby a protection scheme is enabled upon detection of resource exhaustion within the network that prevents delivery of incoming messages. Resource exhaustion may result from denial of service attacks and/or malfunctions in automated dialing systems. Once a protection scheme is enabled, the system activates mechanisms for identifying calling parties that are suspected of contributing to the resource exhaustion condition. These suspected calling parties may be placed in a blocked sender list, either manually or automatically. Calling parties may be presented with a challenge function in order to determine whether the call is being made by an automated dialing system. The system blocks incoming calls from calling parties identified in the blocked sender list either permanently or for a specified time duration. The protection scheme remains enabled for a specified duration or until the resource exhaustion condition has subsided.

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


Method and apparatus for distributed bottleneck coordination in dash with resource pricing
Patent No. 10542067 

Inventor(s): Imed Bouazizi (Plano, TX), Youngkwon Lim (Allen, TX), Zhu Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15184942 on 06/16/2016 (1314 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for allocating bandwidth between a coordinator device and a user equipment (UE). In the system, the UE includes a communication interface configured to communicate with the coordinator device. The UE also includes a processor configured to receive an initial resource price from the coordinator device, determine an initial resource request, and transmit the initial resource request to the coordinator device.

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


Multi-mode remote collaboration
Patent No. 10542083 

Inventor(s): Keith M. Janasak (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16161935 on 10/16/2018 (462 days app to issue)

Abstract: Generally discussed herein are systems and apparatuses for multi-mode collaboration between entities in different jurisdictions. According to an example a technique can include determining a location of a remote communication device by at least one of a global positioning system (GPS), low frequency (LF) atomic time radio, earth magnetic signature, internet protocol (IP) address, and cell phone tower triangulation, determine regulations regarding communication from an internal network to the remote device based on the determined location, and configure the remote device to transmit and receive communications in a manner compliant with the determined regulations including one of voice over internet protocol (VOIP) communication, hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) communication, text communication, voice communication, video communication, and augmented reality communication.

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


Information provided to parent regarding a called for child protection
Patent No. 10542138 

Inventor(s): Kevin V. Nguyen (Allen, TX), Monica Rose Martino (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): First Orion Corp. (Little Rock, AR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16224560 on 12/18/2018 (399 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure describes a system, method, and computer readable medium for providing information of a calling party to an alert party, wherein the calling party is in communication with the receiving party in a communications network. The method includes receiving a message from a calling party to a receiving party and performing a lookup of information relating to the calling party in a database, wherein the lookup is based on an identifier associated with the message, Thereafter, an alert is sent to the alert party if the calling party information is unavailable in a contact list of the receiving party.

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


Method and apparatus for navigating an automated telephone system
Patent No. 10542145 

Inventor(s): Shawn Storie (Wylie, TX), Susan Cheek (Kaufman, TX)
Assignee(s): CREATIVE EMPOWERING SOLUTIONS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Pizarro Allen PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16206799 on 11/30/2018 (417 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of navigating an automated telephone answering system (TAS) may include recording incoming and outgoing portions of a call with the TAS, separating the recording into a series of prompt-response segments, customizing at least one response, and storing the segments as a script for use in subsequent calls to the TAS.

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


Hierarchical binary structured light patterns
Patent No. 10542248 

Inventor(s): Vikram VijayanBabu Appia (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15470541 on 03/27/2017 (1030 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of image processing in a structured light imaging device is provided that includes receiving a captured image of a scene, wherein the captured image is captured by a camera of a projector-camera pair in the structured light imaging system, and wherein the captured image includes a pre-determined hierarchical binary pattern projected into the scene by the projector, wherein the pre-determined hierarchical binary pattern was formed by iteratively scaling a lower resolution binary pattern to multiple successively higher resolutions, rectifying the captured image to generated a rectified captured image, extracting a binary image from the rectified captured image at full resolution and at each resolution used to generate the pre-determined hierarchical binary pattern, and using the binary images to generate a depth map of the captured image.

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


Decoded picture buffer management
Patent No. 10542285 

Inventor(s): Ye-Kui Wang (San Diego, CA), Ying Chen (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16032637 on 07/11/2018 (559 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are described related to output and removal of decoded pictures from a decoded picture buffer (DPB). The example techniques may remove a decoded picture from the DPB prior to coding a current picture. For instance, the example techniques may remove the decoded picture if that decoded picture is not identified in the reference picture set of the current picture.

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


Default roaming restrictions specific to roaming classes of service
Patent No. 10542413 

Inventor(s): David C. Williamson (Plano, TX), Michelle Mitchell (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: 15755067 on 04/18/2016 (1373 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a computer-readable medium includes instructions. The instructions may be executable by a processing resource to maintain a default roaming restrictions database that stores default roaming restriction attributes specific to roaming classes of service defined by a network operator. The default roaming restriction attributes may be specific to the roaming classes of service independent of mobile country code and mobile network code. The instructions may also be executable by the processing resource to perform a lookup into the default roaming restrictions database to identify a particular default roaming restriction attribute specific to a particular roaming class of service defined by the network operator.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for accessing multiple application servers via a service capability exposure function
Patent No. 10542459 

Inventor(s): Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15462103 on 03/17/2017 (1040 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing device may include a memory configured to store instructions and a processor configured to execute the instructions to receive a message from a user equipment (UE) device via a Mobility Management Entity (MME), wherein the computing device is configured as a Service Capability Exposure Function (SCEF) device. The processor may be further configured to identify an application server associated with the message based on one or more application server identifiers included in the received message; map uplink data, included in the received message and associated with the identified application server, to an application programming interface (API) associated with the identified application server; and send the mapped uplink data to the identified application server using the API associated with the identified application server.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Methods for data communication to a platoon of connected vehicles
Patent No. 10542464 

Inventor(s): Anthony C.K. Soong (Plano, TX), Mazin Ali Al-Shalash (Frisco, TX), Murali Narasimha (Vernon Hills, IL), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL), Vipul Desai (Palatine, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15461088 on 03/16/2017 (1041 days app to issue)

Abstract: It is possible to reduce latency and/or overhead when performing a platoon handover by using the leading vehicle in the platoon to communicate handover requests and/or initial resource requests (e.g., random access transmissions) on behalf of trailing vehicles in the platoon. In one example, a leading vehicle in a platoon communicates a handover request to a source AP to request handover of the entire platoon from the source AP to a target AP. In such an example, the source AP then communicates handover commands to each vehicle in the platoon without receiving separate handover requests from the trailing vehicles, thereby reducing overhead in the access network. The handover commands notify the trailing vehicles of the handover, and may be sequentially communicated to the trailing vehicles based on their order in the platoon.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Enhanced synchronization signals for coverage enhancements of low cost user equipment
Patent No. 10542505 

Inventor(s): Hongbo Si (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15927800 on 03/21/2018 (671 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), re-synchronization signals (RSSs) over a downlink channel; identifying time-domain and frequency-domain resources used for the RSSs; and identifying a set of sequences used for constructing the RSSs from the time-domain and frequency-domain resources used for the RSSs.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Narrow band awareness for in-device coexistence
Patent No. 10542551 

Inventor(s): Yang Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert Hood Munyon Rankin and Goetzel PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15941073 on 03/30/2018 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure relates to techniques for wireless devices to improve wireless communication technology coexistence characteristics using narrow band use awareness in a wireless communication system. A wireless device may attach to a serving cell according to a first radio access technology. A frequency range in active use by the wireless device for communication according to the first radio access technology may be determined. The frequency range may include less bandwidth than the system bandwidth of the serving cell. An indication of the frequency range may be provided from a portion of the wireless device implementing the first radio access technology to a portion of the wireless device implementing a second radio access technology. It may be determined whether to modify operation of the wireless device with respect to the second radio access technology based at least in part on the indication of the frequency range.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for digital communications with interference avoidance
Patent No. 10542557 

Inventor(s): Yunsong Yang (San Diego, CA), Zhigang Rong (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15916919 on 03/09/2018 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for communicating in a wireless communications system includes receiving, by a first station, an uplink scheduling information and a first frequency resource usage indicator from an access point, the first frequency resource usage indicator indicating a utilization of a first set of network resources for carrying acknowledgement information from the access point. The method also includes transmitting, by the first station, a first data packet to the access point in accordance with the uplink scheduling information and also transmitting, by the first station, a second frequency resource usage indicator to a second station that is not served by the access point, the second frequency resource usage indicator indicating that the first set of network resources are being utilized by the first station.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


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Bed tray electronics prop
Patent No. D873049 

Inventor(s): Patrick Hogan Sullins (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Creative Manufacturing, LLC (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29625420 on 11/09/2017 (803 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with animated graphical user interface
Patent No. D873299 

Inventor(s): Bryan Joseph Tamayo (Allen, TX), Geoffrey Wayne Dagley (McKinney, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Staevan Alan Duckworth (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29690634 on 05/09/2019 (257 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Perforating gun contact device
Patent No. D873373 

Inventor(s): Jeremy J. Ursi (Carrollton, TX), Tobias D. Hartman (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): OSO Perforating, LLC (Oklahoma City, OK)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29657525 on 07/23/2018 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Surface cleaning system
Patent No. D873512 

Inventor(s): Christopher Terpstra (Frisco, TX), Ernest Matthew Chavana, Jr. (Villa Ridge, MO), Jan Valentic (Plano, TX), Richard Foster (Powell, OH), Stanley Anderson (Fenton, MO), Xintao Ma (Suzhou, , CN)
Assignee(s): RUG DOCTOR, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Hauptman Ham, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29618149 on 09/19/2017 (854 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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