Dallas Invents: 111 Patents Granted for Week of July 6

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include:
Apple’s coprocessor memory ordering table
Bank of America’s asset management block chain
Baylor Research Institute’s classification of polyps using learned image analysis
Bell Helicopter Textron’s parasite aircraft for airborne deployment and retrieval
Myth Innovations’ AR interface and method of use
Toyota’s mass transit for personal vehicles.

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 July 6, 2021| Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

111 patents granted    
Ranked No. 11 
in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 5
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 11
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 2
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 7
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 7
G: PHYSICS 54
H: ELECTRICITY 21
DESIGN: 6


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 16
Bank of America Corp. (CharlotteNC) 10
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North AmericaInc. (Plano) 7
Hunting Titan Inc. (Pampa) 3
Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 2
Capital One Services LLC (McLeanVA) 2
Enseo LLC (Plano) 2
Flowserve Management Company (Irving) 2
Health Value Analytics Inc. (BrentwoodTN) 2

UNASSIGNED 8


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano) 4
Johnny Covalt (Burleson) 3
Thomas R. Miller (Plano) 2
Van Marshall (Sunnyvale) 2
Vanessa Ogle (Fairview) 2


UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Weighted rodent bait stations and related methods
Patent No. 11051506 

Inventor(s): Ethan Vickery (Colleyville, TX), Larry Covington (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): VM PRODUCTS INC. (Colleyville, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16512540 on 07/16/2019 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: Rodent bait station assemblies and methods for assembly and bundling.

[A01M] CATCHING, TRAPPING OR SCARING OF ANIMALS (appliances for catching swarms or drone-catching A01K 57/00; fishing A01K 69/00-A01K 97/00; biocides, pest repellants or attractants A01N); APPARATUS FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF NOXIOUS ANIMALS OR NOXIOUS PLANTS


Cleaning apparatus using reactive oxidizers
Patent No. 11051542 

Inventor(s): Justin Pendleton (The Colony, TX), Neal Cooper (North Richland Hills, TX), Samuel Shortes (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16369616 on 03/29/2019 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for washing a set of objects. The apparatus includes a washing chamber and a ROX generator fluidically connected to the washing chamber via a fluid conduit having a distal end that terminates at the washing chamber. The ROX generator is configured to provide reactive oxidizers to a carrier liquid to form a cleaning liquid with ROX cleaning bubbles, wherein the cleaning liquid is transported through the fluid conduit and into the washing chamber. NULL


Wash/sanitation rack for athletic equipment
Patent No. 11051614 

Inventor(s): Sam Allen (Maypearl, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16793730 on 02/18/2020 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: A modular wash/sanitation rack including an inside channel, outside channel, gear rack mount, wall support, and gear support. A light-weight, structurally sound support assembly of the wash/sanitation rack includes one or more of the inside channel, the outside channel, the gear rack mount, and the wall support formed as a three-dimensional support from a flat pattern of a single sheet of material. The gear rack mount is connected to a flange of the gear support and is housed within an inside channel of the support assembly. The inside channel is housed within an outside channel. The outside channel is connected to the anchored wall support. The wash/sanitation rack is assembled as a secured or a moveable unit.

[A47B] TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE (jointing of furniture F16B 12/00)


Medical devices and methods for protecting a limb of a patient during a medical procedure
Patent No. 11051963 

Inventor(s): J. Michael Putman (Dallas, TX), William W. Gardetto (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16206808 on 11/30/2018 (949 days app to issue)

Abstract: Other devices and methods are presented.

[A61F] FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS (dental prosthetics A61C) [2006.01]


Fluence map optimization for field-in-field radiation therapy
Patent No. 11052265 

Inventor(s): Troy Long (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16272230 on 02/11/2019 (876 days app to issue)

Abstract: Improved radiation therapy with field-in-field multi-leaf collimator, utilizing leaf sequencing Field-in-Field’’s (FIF) to accurately reproduce the input fluence map or original optimized dose distribution. The number of apertures used is constrained to a user-specified value all the way down to as few as 2 apertures which significantly magnifies the effect of poorly formed apertures. The disclosed invention further includes producing fluence maps with a homogenous dose throughout the treated volume utilizing leaf-sequencing Field-in-Field that reproduces more precise input fluence maps to yield optimized dose distribution.

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


 

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

Direct additive synthesis of diamond semiconductor
Patent No. 11052647 

Inventor(s): David Glen Findley (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15976753 on 05/10/2018 (1153 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a system includes a three-dimensional (3D) printer, a neutral feedstock, a p-doped feedstock, an n-doped feedstock, and a laser. The 3D printer includes a platen and an enclosure. The platen includes an inert metal. The enclosure includes an inert atmosphere. The neutral feedstock is configured to be deposited onto the platen. The neutral feedstock includes a halogenated solution and a nanoparticle having a negative electron affinity. The p-doped feedstock is configured to be deposited onto the platen. The p-doped feedstock includes a boronated compound introduced to the neutral feedstock. The n-doped feedstock is configured to be deposited onto the platen. The n-doped feedstock includes a phosphorous compound introduced to the neutral feedstock. The laser is configured to induce the nanoparticle to emit solvated electrons into the halogenated solution to form, by reduction, layers of a ceramic comprising a neutral layer, a p-doped layer, and an n-doped layer.

[B33Y] ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING [2015.01]


Vehicle seat assembly with seat actuation assist mechanism
Patent No. 11052793 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Vargo (Plymouth, MI), Nicholas J. Schutzman (Ypsilanti, 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: 16685533 on 11/15/2019 (599 days app to issue)

Abstract: A seat assembly for a vehicle includes a foldable seat actuatable at least to a stowed configuration and to a deployed configuration, The seat assembly also includes a seat actuation assist mechanism being structured to generate a seat actuation assist force facilitating a movement of the seat from any one of the stowed configuration and the deployed configuration to the other one of the stowed configuration and the deployed configuration. The assist force is generated responsive to movement of the seat from the other one of the stowed configuration and the deployed configuration to the one of the stowed configuration and the deployed configuration.

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


Console bin assembly for a vehicle
Patent No. 11052805 

Inventor(s): Kazunori Harima (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: 16556535 on 08/30/2019 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: A console bin assembly for a vehicle includes a bin surface having a perimeter and a wall extending upward relative to the bin surface. A channel having a first end and a second end is located adjacent to the perimeter of the bin surface and the first wall. A drainage hole located near the first end of the channel. The channel is sloped such that the channel guides liquid entering the channel to the drainage hole.

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


Mass transit for personal vehicles
Patent No. 11052811 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey D. Gaither (Brighton, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15967203 on 04/30/2018 (1163 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a platform designed to mechanically support a plurality of personal vehicles. The system also includes a power source coupled to the platform and designed to at least one of store or generate power to propel the platform. The system also includes an actuator coupled to the platform and designed to facilitate transfer of the plurality of personal vehicles from a ground surface to the platform. The system also includes a plurality of transmitters each coupled to the platform and designed to transmit an electrical charge to an energy storage device of one of the plurality of personal vehicles. The system also includes a platform electronic control unit (ECU) coupled to the power source and the plurality of transmitters and designed to control the power source to transmit at least some of the power to, the plurality of personal vehicles via the plurality of transmitters.

[B60P] VEHICLES ADAPTED FOR LOAD TRANSPORTATION OR TO TRANSPORT, TO CARRY, OR TO COMPRISE SPECIAL LOADS OR OBJECTS (vehicles with special provisions for transporting patients or disabled persons, or their personal conveyances A61G 3/00)


Connection systems, apparatus, and related methods for use with vehicle electronic components
Patent No. 11052817 

Inventor(s): Ryan M. Wiesenberg (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16687080 on 11/18/2019 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract: Connection systems, apparatus, and related methods for use with vehicle electronic components are disclosed. A disclosed connection system for a vehicle includes an electronic component of the vehicle and a primary connector positioned on the electronic component. The connection system also includes a mounting feature positioned on a portion of the vehicle. The mounting feature includes a substrate and an aperture defined by the substrate. The mounting feature is configured to electrically couple the electronic component to a wiring system of the vehicle in response to insertion of the primary connector in the aperture.

[B60Q] ARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL [4]


Vehicle hood outer panel stretching mechanism
Patent No. 11052948 

Inventor(s): Paxton S. Williams (Milan, 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: 16559140 on 09/03/2019 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: An assembly includes a vehicle hood outer panel and hood panel stretching mechanism coupled to the hood panel. The stretching mechanism includes a first hood attachment portion affixed to the panel at a first location, and a second hood attachment portion affixed to the panel at a second location. A first arm has a first end coupled to the first attachment portion, and a second end opposite the first end. A second arm has a first end coupled to the second attachment portion, and a second end opposite the first end. The mechanism is structured so that simultaneous movement of the first arm second end and the second arm second end toward a line extending between the first attachment portion and the second attachment portion causes movement of the first attachment portion and the second attachment portion to increase a spacing between the hood attachment portions.

[B62D] MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS (steering, or guiding on a desired track, of agricultural machines or implements A01B 69/00; wheels, castors, axles, increasing wheel adhesion B60B; vehicle tyres, tyre inflation or tyre changing B60C; connections between vehicles of a train or the like B60D; vehicles for use on rail and road, amphibious or convertible vehicles B60F; suspension arrangements B60G; heating, cooling, ventilating or other air treating devices B60H; windows, windscreens, non-fixed roofs, doors or similar devices, protective coverings for vehicles not in use B60J; propulsion plant arrangements, auxiliary drives, transmissions, controls, instrumentation or dashboards B60K; electric equipment or propulsion of electrically-propelled vehicles B60L; power supply for electrically-propelled vehicles B60M; passenger accommodation not otherwise provided for B60N; adaptations for load transportation or to carry special loads or objects B60P; arrangement of signalling or lighting devices, the mounting or supporting thereof or circuits therefor, for vehicles in general B60Q; vehicles, vehicle fittings or vehicle parts, not otherwise provided for B60R; servicing, cleaning, repairing, supporting, lifting, or manoeuvring, not otherwise provided for B60S; brake arrangements, brake control systems or parts thereof B60T; air-cushion vehicles B60V; motorcycles, accessories therefor B62J, B62K; testing of vehicles G01M)


Spring-loaded link
Patent No. 11052993 

Inventor(s): Andrew Maresh (Lewisville, TX), Christopher Edward Foskey (Keller, TX), Kyle Thomas Cravener (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16599483 on 10/11/2019 (634 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary spring-loaded link for an aircraft including a spring interposed between a first and a second rod, the spring, when compressed, urging the first rod and the second rod away from each other.

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


Compound helicopters having auxiliary propulsive systems
Patent No. 11052999 

Inventor(s): Alan Carl Ewing (Keller, TX), Brent Chadwick Ross (Flower Mound, TX), Steven Ray Ivans (Ponder, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16365583 on 03/26/2019 (833 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fully compounding rotorcraft includes a fuselage having first and second wings extending therefrom and configured to provide lift compounding responsive to forward airspeed. A twin boom includes first and second tail boom members that extend aftward from the first and second wings. An empennage is coupled between the aft ends of the tail boom members. An anti-torque system includes a tail rotor that is rotatably coupled to the empennage. An engine is disposed within the fuselage and is configured to provide torque to a main rotor assembly via an output shaft and a main rotor gearbox. An auxiliary propulsive system is coupled to the fuselage and is configured to generate a propulsive thrust to offload at least a portion of a thrust requirement from the main rotor during forward flight, thereby providing propulsion compounding to increase the forward airspeed of the rotorcraft.

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


Low-drag fairing and rotor assembly
Patent No. 11053001 

Inventor(s): Glenn Alan Shimek (Kennedale, TX), Jared Mark Paulson (Colleyville, TX), Michael Christopher Burnett (Fort Worth, TX), Tom Donovan (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16447618 on 06/20/2019 (747 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotorcraft includes a main rotor system coupled to a mast and a rotor assembly. The rotor assembly includes a yoke comprising a rotor coupling, a first damper mount attached to the rotor coupling, a rotor extension configured to couple to the rotor coupling and comprising a second damper mount, a damper coupled to the first and second damper mounts, and a fairing enclosing the damper and the yoke.

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


Parasite aircraft for airborne deployment and retrieval
Patent No. 11053008 

Inventor(s): Brett Rodney Zimmerman (Hurst, TX), Carlos Alexander Fenny (Fort Worth, TX), John Richard Mccullough (Weatherford, TX), Joseph Scott Drennan (Dallas, TX), Michael John Ryan (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16161415 on 10/16/2018 (994 days app to issue)

Abstract: A parasite aircraft for airborne deployment and retrieve includes a wing; a fuselage rotatably mounted to the wing; a dock disposed on top of the fuselage and configured to receive a maneuverable capture device of a carrier aircraft; a pair of tail members extending from the fuselage; and a plurality of landing gear mounted to the wing. A method of preparing a parasite aircraft for flight includes unfolding an end portion of a wing; unfolding an end portion of a tail member of the parasite aircraft; and rotating a fuselage of the parasite aircraft so that the fuselage is perpendicular to the wing. A method of preparing a parasite aircraft for storage includes rotating a fuselage of the parasite aircraft to be parallel with a wing of the parasite aircraft; folding an end portion of the wing; and folding an end portion of a tail member of the parasite aircraft.

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


Vehicle auxiliary camera
Patent No. 11055870 

Inventor(s): Akio Kimura (Novi, MI), Coh L. Yoshizaki (Wixom, MI), Umesh P. Naik (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: 16521169 on 07/24/2019 (713 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, an auxiliary camera unit for a vehicle includes an image capture device, a mounting mechanism for attaching the auxiliary camera unit to the vehicle, and a communication device to wirelessly transmit data to the vehicle and receive data from the vehicle. The auxiliary camera unit further includes one or more processors and a memory communicably coupled to the one or more processors and storing: a control module including instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to set one or more operational settings for the image capture device based on a position of the auxiliary camera unit relative to the vehicle and cause the communication device to transmit a video feed from the image capture device to the vehicle according to the one or more operational settings.

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


 

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

Simple LAMP PCR design for low resource setting and minimal environmental footprint
Patent No. 11052330 

Inventor(s): Bryce Cameron Jones (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR), NowDiagnostics, Inc. (Springdale, AR)
Law Firm: Keith A. Vogt Ltd. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15476753 on 03/31/2017 (1558 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a device and method for testing a material for the presence of DNA. The system includes a centrifuge, a microchip performing cell lysis and an enclosure that contains an isothermal ballast material and chromogenic agent that melts at a specific temperature and displays a color change, respectively.

[C12Q] MEASURING OR TESTING PROCESSES INVOLVING ENZYMES OR MICROORGANISMS (immunoassay G01N 33/53); COMPOSITIONS OR TEST PAPERS THEREFOR; PROCESSES OF PREPARING SUCH COMPOSITIONS; CONDITION-RESPONSIVE CONTROL IN MICROBIOLOGICAL OR ENZYMOLOGICAL PROCESSES [3]


Polymer modified asphalt for industrial applications
Patent No. 11053391 

Inventor(s): Denis Muki Tibah (Waxahachie, TX)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15726752 on 10/06/2017 (1369 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention provides for a method for producing polymer modified asphalt using base asphalt (bitumen) blended with partially air blown (‘’puffed’’) asphalt which is further modified with polymers and additives to attain desired properties for industrial applications. The partially blown or blown asphalt is oxidized to a target softening point to suit the application. In another embodiment, the base asphalt is blended with hard PEN asphalt (‘’Zero PEN Asphalt’’) which is further modified with polymers and additives to attain desired properties. By using the partially oxidized asphalt or blending the base asphalt with partially oxidized asphalt or hard PEN asphalt, the amount of polymers and additives needed to achieve desired properties and performance are significantly reduced. This technique can be used to attain polymer modified asphalt having a highly desirable combination of characteristics not otherwise attainable using the base asphalt.

[C08L] COMPOSITIONS OF MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS (compositions based on polymerisable monomers C08F, C08G; artificial filaments or fibres D01F; textile treating compositions D06) [2]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Sliding barrier tracking system
Patent No. 11053725 

Inventor(s): David Paul Hewitt (Lewisville, TX), Federico Romero (Corpus Christi, TX)
Assignee(s): Overhead Door Corporation (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15950829 on 04/11/2018 (1182 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a sliding door system including a motor, a driveshaft coupled to the motor, and a coupling mechanism fastened to the sliding door. The coupling mechanism is configured to convert rotation of the driveshaft into linear motion of the sliding door, such that movement of the coupling mechanism is directly correlated to movement of the sliding door. The sliding door system also includes a rotary encoder, a belt mechanically coupled to the coupling mechanism. The belt, as moved by the coupling mechanism, is configured to turn the rotary encoder as the sliding door moves, such that movement of the rotary encoder is directly correlated to movement of the sliding door and not directly correlated to movement of the motor and driveshaft.

[E05F] DEVICES FOR MOVING WINGS INTO OPEN OR CLOSED POSITION; CHECKS FOR WINGS; WING FITTINGS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, CONCERNED WITH THE FUNCTIONING OF THE WING


Door system and method with early warning sensors
Patent No. 11053729 

Inventor(s): Federico Romero (Corpus Christi, TX), Jason Lee Ryan (Corpus Christi, TX), Robert Augustine (Corpus Christi, TX)
Assignee(s): Overhead Door Corporation (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16024161 on 06/29/2018 (1103 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sensor system for a door is includes a door configured to provide selective access between a first area and a second area; a door controller for controlling whether the door can open or be in a closed and locked position; a motion sensor for detecting motion in an area proximate to the door, the motion sensor configured to be operatively connected to the door controller; an object recognition sensor for recognizing objects in an area proximate to the door and proximate to the area where motion sensor detects motion, the object recognition sensor configured to be operatively connected to the door controller.

[E05D] HINGES OR OTHER SUSPENSION DEVICES FOR DOORS, WINDOWS, OR WINGS (pivotal connections in general F16C 11/00)


Blackout window covering system
Patent No. 11053730 

Inventor(s): Juan Carlos Camarillo (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Sanchelima Associates, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16561209 on 09/05/2019 (670 days app to issue)

Abstract: A blackout window covering system including a shade assembly and a mounting assembly is disclosed herein. The shade assembly includes a blackout shade and loop fasteners. The blackout shade is made of fabric that is adapted to block light and noise. The shade can also be effortlessly cut by a user in order to fit the frame of a window. Furthermore, the blackout shade provides a user with increased privacy. Additionally, the loop fasteners are sowed into the black out shade to be attached to hook fasteners located on the mounting assembly. The mounting assembly includes individual rectangular mounting strips that are attached to the perimeter of a window through the use of threaded fasteners. However, one of the perimeter sides is left open to aid a user in effortlessly removing the blackout shade from the fasteners. The blackout shade can be removed and attached as needed to a window.

[E06B] FIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES, OR LIKE ENCLOSURES, IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES (shades or blinds for greenhouses A01G 9/22; curtains A47H; lids for car boots or bonnets B62D 25/10; sky-lights E04B 7/18; sunshades, awnings E04F 10/00)


Compact setting tool
Patent No. 11053759 

Inventor(s): Johnny Covalt (Burleson, TX), Roger Griffin (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Hunting Titan, Inc. (Pampa, TX)
Law Firm: Arnold Saunders, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16478107 on 01/19/2018 (1264 days app to issue)

Abstract: A compact setting tool that sets a packer or bridge plug in a wellbore and then self bleeds the pressure prior to pulling the string out of the wellbore.

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


Setting tool
Patent No. 11053760 

Inventor(s): Justice Baker (Granbury, TX), Trea Baker (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Kingdom Downhole Tools, LLC (Granbury, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16696832 on 11/26/2019 (588 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gas operated setting tool comprising a piston rod and an outer tool assembly having a hollow interior within which the piston rod is disposed coaxially. The outer tool assembly comprises a top cap connected to the cylinder’’s upper end and a bottom connector connected to the cylinder’’s lower end. The piston rod comprises an upper section to which a firing head attaches and a lower section to which a setting adapter attaches. The piston section’’s exterior surface fits within and is sealed against the cylinder’’s interior surface. The piston rod has a hollow power charge chamber and port holes that open into the bottom connector’’s upper surface. A shear ring engages a counterpart surface feature to prevents axial movement of the outer tool assembly relative to the piston rod until the power charge has fired and sheared the shear ring.

[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]


Directly initiated addressable power charge
Patent No. 11053783 

Inventor(s): Christopher Brian Sokolove (Midlothian, TX), Johnny Covalt (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): Hunting Titan, Inc. (Pampa, TX)
Law Firm: Arnold Saunders, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16098381 on 05/04/2017 (1524 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for detonating a power charge in downhole wellbore using a heating element embedded within the energetic material of the power charge.

[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]


System and methods for increasing the permeability of geological formations
Patent No. 11053785 

Inventor(s): George W. Niemann (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16522430 on 07/25/2019 (712 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of increasing a permeability of a strata includes positioning an electromagnetic tool at a first location of the strata, generating a first time-varying magnetic field using the electromagnetic tool, and applying a first time-varying magnetic force to a first magnetic material of the strata using the first time-varying magnetic field, where the strata includes a first plurality of pores. The method further includes fracturing the strata to increase the permeability of the strata proximate the first location using the first time-varying magnetic force.

[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

 

Systems and apparatuses for supporting a fastener
Patent No. 11053966 

Inventor(s): Pawan Bangalore Sathyananda (Bangalore, , IN), Sheshaprasad Hassan Subramanya (Bangalore, , IN), Timothy Brian Carr (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16002599 on 06/07/2018 (1125 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, an apparatus comprises a surface and at least one flange extending from the surface. The fitting is operable to rotate from a first angular position to a second angular position based on contact between the at least one flange and a fastener and a torque applied to the fastener. In the first angular position, a gap separates the at least one flange from a barrier. In the second angular position, the at least one flange prevents rotation of the fastener based on contact between the barrier and the at least one flange. In some embodiments, the at least one flange comprises a plurality of flanges.

[F16B] DEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS OR WEDGES; JOINTS OR JOINTING (couplings for transmitting rotation F16D)


Dry running ball joint mechanical seal
Patent No. 11053973 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Ropp (Kalamazoo, MI), Joshua J. Leyrer (Portage, MI), Lee M. Gilbert (Kalamazoo, MI)
Assignee(s): Flowserve Management Company (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Maine Cernota Rardin (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16678296 on 11/08/2019 (606 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dry running mechanical ball joint seal includes a spherical element penetrated by a central passage and suspended between support rings that are pressed by springs against the spherical element and form a sliding dry seal therewith. A lip seal is located between the support rings and includes wipers pressed radially inward by a lip seal spring to form an additional seal with the spherical element. In embodiments directed to piping systems, a fluid is able to flow through the central passage. Other embodiments include a sliding rod directed through the central passage and sealed to the spherical element by a rod support within the central passage and also by at least one rod lip seal having a wiper pressed by a spring against the rod. The rod support can include a compressible packing material and/or a linear ball bearing sealed to the spherical element within the central passage.

[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]


Sensors for valve systems and related assemblies, systems and methods
Patent No. 11054057 

Inventor(s): William T. Dolenti (Lynchburg, VA)
Assignee(s): Flowserve Management Company (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15511625 on 09/15/2014 (2486 days app to issue)

Abstract: Valve systems include at least one component comprising a conductive material and at least one inductance-to-digital converter (LDC) sensor configured to wirelessly sense at least one property of the conductive material and relay a value associated with the at least one property to a control system of the valve system. Methods of sensing a position of a component of a valve system include wirelessly sensing at least one property of a conductive material of the component of the valve system with at least one inductance-to-digital converter (LDC) sensor.

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


Swivel knuckle connection
Patent No. 11054071 

Inventor(s): Juan P. Angulo (Fort Worth, TX), Ken Riedel (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Medtronic Xomed, Inc. (Jacksonville, FL)
Law Firm: Harness, Dickey Pierce, P.L.C. (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16579259 on 09/23/2019 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: A swivel knuckle assembly for interconnecting a motor and a supply line. The knuckle assembly may include a bearing member to reduce a coefficient of friction. A locking mechanism is disclosed to connect members of the knuckle assembly.

[F16L] PIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL


Burner assembly
Patent No. 11054132 

Inventor(s): Ian Burmania (Rockwall, TX), Shiblee Noman (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16183852 on 11/08/2018 (971 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, a burner assembly may include a body coupled to burner heads. The body may include one or more converging and/or diverging parts. For example, the body may include a diverging part proximate one or more of the burner heads of the burner assembly. The body may allow a predetermined fuel/air ratio to be provided to the burner head, in some implementations.

[F23D] BURNERS


Sensor coupling verification in tandem compressor units
Patent No. 11054162 

Inventor(s): Anuradha Sundararajan (Allen, TX), Harold Gene Havard, Jr. (Carrollton, TX), Rosa Maria Leal (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16898834 on 06/11/2020 (390 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for verifying or correcting the temperature sensor and compressor pairings within the HVAC system control logic, indicating that a sensor is logically paired with the specific compressor, from amongst a tandem compressor group, to which the sensor is coupled.

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


Hydraulic time delay actuated by the energetic output of a perforating gun
Patent No. 11054233 

Inventor(s): Johnny Covalt (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): Hunting Titan, Inc. (Pampa, TX)
Law Firm: Arnold Saunders (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16632831 on 07/25/2018 (1077 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mechanical gun to gun delay for providing a desired time delay between the firing of a first gun and the firing of a second gun downhole without using a pyrotechnic fuse as the delay.

[F42C] AMMUNITION FUZES (blasting cartridge initiators F42B 3/10; chemical aspects C06C); ARMING OR SAFETY MEANS THEREFOR (filling fuzes F42B 33/02; fitting or extracting primers in or from fuzes F42B 33/04; containers for fuzes F42B 39/30) [5]


 

P H Y S I C S

Motor vehicle artificial intelligence expert system dangerous driving warning and control system and method
Patent No. 11052821 

Inventor(s): Robert D. Pedersen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17024535 on 09/17/2020 (292 days app to issue)

Abstract: Specifically programmed, integrated motor vehicle dangerous driving warning and control system and methods comprising at least one specialized communication computer machine including electronic artificial intelligence expert system decision making capability further comprising one or more motor vehicle electronic sensors for monitoring the motor vehicle and for monitoring activities of the driver and/or passengers including activities related to the use of cellular telephones and/or other wireless communication devices and further comprising electronic communications transceiver assemblies for communications with external sensor networks for monitoring dangerous driving situations, weather conditions, roadway conditions, pedestrian congestion and motor vehicle traffic congestion conditions to derive warning and/or control signals for warning the driver of dangerous driving situations and/or for controlling the motor vehicle driver use of a cellular telephone and/or other wireless communication devices.

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


Adaptive step detection
Patent No. 11054279 

Inventor(s): Sourabh Ravindran (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13745714 on 01/18/2013 (3091 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pedometer with a three-axis accelerometer provides reliable step counts while worn on the wrist. Three-axis accelerometer data is combined into a single combined data stream. Each positive slope region around an inflection point in the combined data stream that has positive slope, a magnitude that exceeds an amplitude threshold value and that spans a time period that exceeds a time threshold value is identified. Each negative slope region around an inflection point in the combined data stream that has negative slope, a magnitude that exceeds an amplitude threshold value and that spans a time period that exceeds a time threshold value is identified. A step count is incremented for each occurrence of an identified positive slope region that is separated by an identified negative slope region as a step.

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


Relay test paddle
Patent No. 11054472 

Inventor(s): Eddie Bouasry (Arlington, TX), Howard G. Fussell (Midlothian, TX)
Assignee(s): AVO Multi-Amp Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P. C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16107577 on 08/21/2018 (1050 days app to issue)

Abstract: A test paddle is provided that includes a body portion having a first end and a second end. The test paddle includes a plurality of adapters provided about the second end and a plurality of contacts provided about the first end, each of the plurality of adapters electrically coupled to one of the plurality of contacts. The test paddle includes a removable insulation plate selectively attached to the body portion. A method for testing relays is also provided.

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


Magnetic battery tester housing
Patent No. 11054478 

Inventor(s): Brian Paul Madeley (Dallas, TX), Clifford Sewing (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Interstate Battery Systems International, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16668884 on 10/30/2019 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, a housing for a battery tester may include a body with a first side and an opposing second side. The first side may include a presentation member, such as a screen and an input member. The screen may include a touch screen and/or the input member may include a keypad, such as a keypad with arrows. The second side may be magnetic such that the battery tester can be coupled to a magnetic surface. The second side may, in some implementations, include holster(s) that allows clamps to be stored in the holster. The holster(s) may be removable.

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


Systems and methods for determining battery state of charge
Patent No. 11054482 

Inventor(s): Chidong Yao (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16691297 on 11/21/2019 (593 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that includes a battery, a power source, and a controller. The power source is configured to provide a charging current to the battery initially, and the controller is configured to associate a first impedance associated with a first state of charge (SOC) of the battery. Subsequently, the controller is configured to determine a second impedance of the battery during a discharge state of the battery. The controller may then determine a second SOC of the battery during the discharge state based on the first SOC of the battery when the second impedance corresponds to the first impedance.

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


Digital compensation for mismatches in a radar system
Patent No. 11054499 

Inventor(s): Karthik Ramasubramanian (Bangalore, , IN), Karthik Subburaj (Bangalore, , IN), Sriram Murali (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15004443 on 01/22/2016 (1992 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radar system is provided that includes a receive channel configured to receive a reflected signal and to generate a first digital intermediate frequency (IF) signal based on the reflected signal, a reference receive channel configured to receive a reflected signal and to generate a second digital IF signal based on the reflected signal, and digital mismatch compensation circuitry coupled to receive the first digital IF signal and the second digital IF signal, the digital mismatch compensation circuitry configured to process the first digital IF signal and the second digital IF signal to compensate for mismatches between the receive channel and the reference receive channel.

[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


Noise measurement in a radar system
Patent No. 11054500 

Inventor(s): Krishnanshu Dandu (Allen, TX), Ross Kulak (Forth Worth, TX), Samala Sreekiran (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16057152 on 08/07/2018 (1064 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radar system includes a transmitter including a power amplifier (PA) for amplifying a local oscillator (LO) signal, to generate an amplified signal. The radar system also includes a receiver including an IQ generator for generating an I signal based on the LO signal and for generating a Q signal based on the LO signal and a low noise amplifier (LNA) for amplifying a looped back signal, to generate a receiver signal. The receiver also includes a first mixer for mixing the receiver signal and the I signal, to generate a baseband I signal and a second mixer for mixing the receiver signal and the Q signal, to generate a baseband Q signal. Additionally, the radar system includes a waveguide loopback for guiding the amplified signal from the transmitter to the receiver as the looped back signal.

[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


Method and system for ultrasound time-of-flight measurement
Patent No. 11054520 

Inventor(s): Domingo Garcia (Plano, TX), Srinath Ramaswamy (Murphy, TX), Sujeet Milind Patole (Richardson, TX), Yuming Zhu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15225134 on 08/01/2016 (1800 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transducer system with transducer and circuitry for applying a pulse train at a single frequency to excite the transducer. The transducer is operable to receive an echo waveform in response to the pulse train. The system also comprises circuitry for determining a time of flight as between a first reference time associated with the pulse train and a second reference time associated with the echo waveform.

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


Phase gradient nanocomposite window fabrication and method of fabricating durable optical windows
Patent No. 11054549 

Inventor(s): Catherine Trent (Allen, TX), Gary A. Frazier (Garland, TX), Kyle L. Grosse (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15724683 on 10/04/2017 (1371 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical window is provided and includes a core layer, a cladding layer and an electromagnetic interference (EMI) layer interposed between the core and cladding layers.

[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]


Electro-optical package and method of fabrication
Patent No. 11054597 

Inventor(s): Karlheinz Muth (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Rockley Photonics Limited (Oxford, , GB)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16382076 on 04/11/2019 (817 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electro-optical package. In some embodiments, the electro-optical package includes a first electro-optical chip coupled to an array of optical fibers, and a first physical medium dependent integrated circuit coupled to the first electro-optical chip.

[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]


Synchronous power state control scheme for multi-chip integrated power management solution in embedded systems
Patent No. 11054878 

Inventor(s): Juha Tapani Pennanen (Oulu, , FI), Pauline Poyun Wang (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16023726 on 06/29/2018 (1103 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for power management of embedded devices are provided. An example apparatus includes a primary power management integrated circuit (PMIC) to communicate with an embedded system to determine a power state. The example primary PMIC is to include a first power state sequence controller and a first power supply controller. The example first power state sequence controller is to drive a first power supply controller according to the power state. The example first power supply controller is to activate a first set of rails to apply power to the embedded system. The example apparatus includes a secondary PMIC including a second power state sequence controller and a second power supply controller. The example second power sequence controller is to drive a second power supply controller according to the power state. The example second power supply controller is to activate a second set of rails to apply power to the embedded system.

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


Hidden markov model-based gesture recognition with FMCW radar
Patent No. 11054913 

Inventor(s): Dan Wang (Allen, TX), Gregory Jan Malysa (Richardson, TX), Lorin Paul Netsch (Allen, TX), Murtaza Ali (Cedar Park, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16719616 on 12/18/2019 (566 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) transceiver, a processor, and a memory. The memory stores program instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the system to receive a signal representative of an FMCW signal reflected from an object of interest, apply a first Fourier transform to the signal to obtain range data, identify a subset of the range data corresponding to a region of interest, apply a second Fourier transform on the identified subset of the range data to obtain velocity data corresponding to the identified subset of the range data, and identify a gesture performed by the object of interest based on at least a portion of velocity data.

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


Aperature filtering for resistive multi-touch distortions
Patent No. 11054958 

Inventor(s): Herbert Braisz (Tucson, AZ), Ing-Yih J. Wang (Tucson, AZ), Tony Chang (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15348734 on 11/10/2016 (1699 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprises touch screen interface and signal processing circuit. Within touch screen interface, there are switching circuits configured to be coupled to at least one of a plurality of column electrodes, and there are touch detection circuits configured to be coupled to at least one of a plurality of row electrodes. The signal processing circuit is coupled to each switching circuit and each touch detection circuit so as to be able to selectively activate the plurality of switching circuits and touch detection circuits to identify a zone for a touch event. The signal processing circuit determines first, second, third, and fourth resistances for the zone for the touch event and determines a set of coordinates and pressure for the touch event from its first, second, third, and fourth resistances wherein an aperture filter register is in a host interface that also stores the first digital representation.

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


Updating a register in memory
Patent No. 11055026 

Inventor(s): Isom Crawford, Jr. (Royse City, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16670461 on 10/31/2019 (614 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods updating a register in memory. An example includes an array of memory cells; and a controller coupled to the array of memory cells configured to perform logical operations on data stored in the array of memory cells using a register that is updated to access the data stored in the array of memory cells.

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


Unified digital automation platform
Patent No. 11055067 

Inventor(s): Narayanaswamy Viswanathan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ASG Technologies Group, Inc. (Naples, FL)
Law Firm: Carr Ferrell LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16795575 on 02/20/2020 (502 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for combining business process management (BPM) and robotic process automation (RPA) into a unified BPM and RPA process. An example method commences with creating a BPM process flow. The BPM process flow can include one or more BPM models for executing BPM tasks. The method then proceeds with creating an RPA process flow. The RPA process flow can include one or more RPA models for executing the one or more RPA tasks. The method can further include linking the one or more RPA models to the BPM process flow. Thereafter, the method proceeds with creating an application package associated with the unified BPM and RPA process. The application package can include the one or more BPM models and the one or more RPA models. The method can further include exporting the application package for deployment.

[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]


Nested loop control
Patent No. 11055095 

Inventor(s): Alan L. Davis (Sugar Land, TX), Kai Chirca (Dallas, TX), Timothy D. Anderson (University Park, TX), Todd T. Hahn (Sugar Land, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16422823 on 05/24/2019 (774 days app to issue)

Abstract: A nested loop controller includes a first register having a first value initialized to an initial first value, a second register having a second value initialized to an initial second value, and a third register configured as a predicate FIFO, initialized to have a third value. The second value is advanced in response to a tick instruction during execution of a loop. In response to the second value reaching a second threshold, the second register is reset to the initial second value. The nested loop controller further includes a comparator coupled to the second register and to the predicate FIFO and configured to provide an outer loop indicator value as input to the predicate FIFO when the second value is equal to the second threshold, and provide an inner loop indicator value as input to the predicate FIFO when the second value is not equal to the second threshold.

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


Coprocessor memory ordering table
Patent No. 11055102 

Inventor(s): Brett S. Feero (Justin, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16991858 on 08/12/2020 (328 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, at least one CPU processor and at least one coprocessor are included in a system. The CPU processor may issue operations to the coprocessor to perform, including load/store operations. The CPU processor may generate the addresses that are accessed by the coprocessor load/store operations, as well as executing its own CPU load/store operations. The CPU processor may include a memory ordering table configured to track at least one memory region within which there are outstanding coprocessor load/store memory operations that have not yet completed. The CPU processor may delay CPU load/store operations until the outstanding coprocessor load/store operations are complete. In this fashion, the proper ordering of CPU load/store operations and coprocessor load/store operations may be maintained.

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


User interface common components and scalable integrable reusable isolated user interface
Patent No. 11055114 

Inventor(s): Gopi Kancharla (Frisco, TX), Venkatasudharsan Dasa (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16877806 on 05/19/2020 (413 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are examples of systems, methods and techniques related to delivering a service widget that collects data and provides a service. A service widget is provided in response to a widget delivery request received from a user browser. The delivered service widget enables the user browser to request item-related services from an enterprise. A request for the item-related services is received by an enterprise from the delivered service widget. Provision of the service is enabled upon confirmation that an authentication token fetched from the client backend system is valid for the client backend system, the services request may be delivered to an enterprise server. The enterprise, in response to an analysis of the information related to the item available for purchase, may indicate that the item available for purchase meets a purchase threshold of the enterprise and provide an evaluation result including parameters of the item-related services.

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


Computer architecture for emulating a control node in conjunction with stimulus conditions in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 11055120 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16405680 on 05/07/2019 (791 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to emulate a correlithm object processing system includes a stimulus sensor, a memory and a control node. The stimulus sensor outputs an input stimulus correlithm object comprising an n-bit digital word. The memory stores a control table that comprises control correlithm objects and stimulus correlithm objects corresponding to various stimulus conditions. The control node is communicatively coupled to the stimulus sensor and the memory, and is configured to receive the input stimulus correlithm object and determine n-dimensional distances between the input stimulus correlithm object and each of the corresponding control correlithm objects in control table. The control node identifies the control correlithm object that has the smallest n-dimensional distance to the input stimulus correlithm object and determines that it is within a predetermined n-dimensional distance threshold. The control node outputs an output stimulus correlithm object corresponding to the identified control correlithm object.

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


Computer architecture for emulating an integrator in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 11055121 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16777496 on 01/30/2020 (523 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a memory and a node engine. The memory stores a table that includes input values represented by first correlithm objects, feedback values represented by second correlithm objects, and output values represented by third correlithm objects. Each output value in the table is the sum of a corresponding input value and a corresponding feedback value. The node engine receives an input correlithm object and a feedback correlithm object. The node engine determines a first correlithm object in the table based on the input correlithm object and a second correlithm object in the table based on the feedback correlithm object. The node engine then determines a third correlithm object from the table based on the determined first correlithm object and the determined second correlithm object, and outputs the third correlithm object as an output correlithm object.

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


Computer architecture for mapping discrete data values to a string correlithm object in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 11055122 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16133505 on 09/17/2018 (1023 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to emulate a string correlithm object in a correlithm object processing system includes a string correlithm object generator configured to output a string correlithm object comprising a plurality of sub-string correlithm objects. Each sub-string correlithm object is adjacent in n-dimensional space to a preceding sub-string correlithm object and a subsequent sub-string correlithm object to form a string. A node is configured to receive a plurality of discrete data values. A memory is configured to store a node table that associates sub-string correlithm objects with discrete data values such that a first sub-string correlithm object is associated with a first discrete data value and a second sub-string correlithm object is associated with a second discrete data value.

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


System and method for request isolation
Patent No. 11055128 

Inventor(s): Timothy Austin Geldart (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN TEXT GXS ULC (Halifax, , CA)
Law Firm: Sprinkle IP Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16049065 on 07/30/2018 (1072 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for isolating requests that comprises, a shared command queue, a first virtual computational resource and a second virtual computational resources. The first virtual computational resources comprises a policy engine configured to access policies comprising criteria for assigning commands corresponding to requests from tenants to compartments, determine, according to the policies, compartments to which to assign the commands corresponding to the requests, produce the commands corresponding to the requests, and queue the commands in the shared command queue, each command comprising compartment assignment information. The second virtual computational resource comprises a command consumer configured to access a subscription to determine a subscribed compartment to which the second virtual computational resource is subscribed, select commands from the shared command queue according to selection criteria that include the subscribed compartment, and consume the selected commands from the shared command queue for processing by the second virtual computational resource.

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


Systems, methods, and apparatus to detect address faults
Patent No. 11055172 

Inventor(s): David Peter Foley (Sugar Land, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16153546 on 10/05/2018 (1005 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for safety mechanisms to actively detect address faults. An example system includes a first parity generator, a second parity generator, and a parity checker. The first parity generator is to generate a first parity based on a first address information. The first address information corresponds to a desired location to store data in a memory storage array. The second parity generator is to generate a second parity based on a second address information. The second address information corresponding to an actual location where the data is stored in the memory storage array. The parity checker is to compare the first parity and the second parity to detect a fault.

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


Resource allocation tool
Patent No. 11055187 

Inventor(s): Rama Venkata S. Kavali (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16238638 on 01/03/2019 (915 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving a plurality of data processing requests and assigning each data processing request to a group based on the source of the data. The method further includes generating a primary processing stack indicating a queue for processing the first data, wherein: the primary processing stack comprises a plurality of layers; each layer comprises a plurality of slices, wherein each slice represents a portion of the first data of at least one data processing request; and the plurality of slices are arranged within each layer based at least on the priority indicator corresponding to the first data that each slice represents. The method further includes receiving resource information about a plurality of servers, assigning each slice of the primary processing stack to one of the servers, and sending processing instructions comprising an identification of each slice of the primary processing stack assigned to the respective server.

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


Smart tool for enterprise-wide software integration and deployment
Patent No. 11055199 

Inventor(s): Venkata R. Natari (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16582232 on 09/25/2019 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for executing a smart tool for enterprise-wide software integration and deployment. The system is typically configured for executing instruction in one or more modules of the smart tool to identify and gather one or more application prerequisites required for application development of an application, receiving a set of development codes from one or more users and storing the set of development codes in a first environment system, creating a package comprising at least one version of the set of development codes, deploying a packaged development code to a second environment system, performing a plurality of test on the packaged development code, in response to passing the plurality of tests, deploying the packaged development code to a real-time environment system.

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


Ingestion manager for analytics platform
Patent No. 11055303 

Inventor(s): Timothy Bruce (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): EMC IP Holding Company LLC (Hopkinton, MA)
Law Firm: Ryan, Mason Lewis, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15197072 on 06/29/2016 (1833 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus in one embodiment comprises an ingestion manager, a plurality of ingestion engines associated with the ingestion manager, and an analytics platform configured to receive data from the ingestion engines under the control of the ingestion manager. The ingestion manager is configured to interact with one or more of the ingestion engines in conjunction with providing data to a given one of a plurality of analytics workspaces of the analytics platform. For example, the analytics workspaces of the analytics platform are illustratively configured to receive data from respective potentially disjoint subsets of the ingestion engines under the control of the ingestion manager. Additionally or alternatively, the ingestion manager may be configured to implement data-as-a-service functionality for one or more of the analytics workspaces of the analytics platform.

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


Computer architecture for emulating a differential amlpifier in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 11055323 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16777572 on 01/30/2020 (523 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a memory and a node engine. The memory stores first and second tables that values represented by correlithm objects. The first table provides an intermediate output value based on the difference between two input values. The second table provides an output value based on an amplification of the intermediate output value from the first table. The node engine receives a first input correlithm object and a second input correlithm object, and identifies an amplification correlithm object. The node engine determines an output correlithm object by using the first and second tables in conjunction with the first input correlithm object, the second input correlithm object, and the amplified value correlithm object. The output correlithm object is based on the amplified difference between the first input correlithm object and the second input correlithm object.

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


System and method for context enhanced mapping
Patent No. 11055325 

Inventor(s): Athellina Athsani (San Jose, CA), Chris Kalaboukis (Los Gatos, CA), Christopher T. Paretti (San Francisco, CA), Christopher William Higgins (New Westminster, , CA), Joseph James O’’Sullivan (Sunnyvale, CA), Marc Eliot Davis (Sa
Assignee(s): R2 Solutions, LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: The Noblitt Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16193373 on 11/16/2018 (963 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for Context Enhanced Mapping. A request is received from a user over a network for a map comprising an identification of a physical location, and at least one criteria. The physical location is mapped. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to the physical location and criteria is retrieved using a global index of data available to the network and prioritized for inclusion based upon the user and context of the request. The map of the physical location and at least some of the retrieved spatial, temporal, topical, and social data is displayed on a display medium.

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


Using smart data filters to create multi-threaded profiles
Patent No. 11055371 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15832835 on 12/06/2017 (1308 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to using smart data filters to create multi-threaded profiles. A computing platform may generate a multi-threaded profile corresponding to a user. Thereafter, the computing platform may receive, via the communication interface and from a user device, external event information corresponding to the multi-threaded profile. Then, the computing platform may determine, based on the external event information, a filter bank corresponding to a first thread of the multi-threaded profile. Subsequently, the computing platform may determine, based on the external event information and the filter bank, a time to live parameter corresponding to the external event information. Next, the computing platform may retrieve, from a multi-threaded profile server and based on the multi-threaded profile and the filter bank, first thread information corresponding to the first thread of the multi-threaded profile.

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


Monitoring data consumption in an application testing environment
Patent No. 11055400 

Inventor(s): Bayyareddy Sreenivasulu Reddy (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16035114 on 07/13/2018 (1089 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a system, computer program product, and method for monitoring a non-production computing environment to determine the introduction of unexpected data into the non-production computing environment and, in the event that unexpected data is determined to be present, trigger requisite actions to address the concerns, such as notifying, via alert or the like, requisite entities of the unexpected data determining of the cause of the unexpected data in the non-production computing environment, determining whether the unexpected data is valid/acceptable for the non-production, and, if the unexpected data is invalid/unacceptable for the non-production computing environment, determining if un-sanitized data exists in the unexpected data and, if so, sanitize the data.

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


Method and system for stake-based event management with ledgers
Patent No. 11055412 

Inventor(s): Joshua Whitney (Richardson, TX), Martin Patrick McEnroe (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16227580 on 12/20/2018 (929 days app to issue)

Abstract: A trust-less system for sharing event information among autonomous nodes may include: a plurality of autonomous nodes, each of which creates an event related to a condition, a first ledger configured to collect and store a record of each event; a second ledger configured to store reputation information for the plurality of autonomous nodes; and a bookmaker module operable to determine a reward and a penalty for each event. The bookmaker module may be operable to modify the reputation information based on a status of the condition determined by subsequent events created by autonomous nodes where the subsequent events either validate or invalidate the condition.

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


Systems and methods for SMT processes using uninterpreted function symbols
Patent No. 11055448 

Inventor(s): Gabor Schulz (Frth, , DE), Martin Richard Neuhuer (Nuremberg, , DE)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16469068 on 04/11/2017 (1547 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for SMT processes using uninterpreted function symbols. A method includes receiving a configuration model. The method includes computing a variant for the configuration model that includes a non-linear function. The method includes identifying input/output pairs in the non-linear function of the variant. The method includes executing a process on an external application for each input/output pair to produce an output value corresponding to each input of the input/output pairs. The method includes comparing the output value corresponding to each input of the input/output pairs with the output corresponding to each input of the input/output pairs. The method includes, when the output value corresponding to each input of the input/output pairs is equal to the output corresponding to each input of the input/output pairs, then the system stores an indication that the variant is correct.

[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]


Real-time gesture recognition method and apparatus
Patent No. 11055521 

Inventor(s): Dallas Nash (Frisco, TX), Michael Menefee (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): AVODAH, INC. (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16730587 on 12/30/2019 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are methods, apparatus and systems for real-time gesture recognition. One exemplary method for the real-time identification of a gesture communicated by a subject includes receiving, by a first thread of the one or more multi-threaded processors, a first set of image frames associated with the gesture, the first set of image frames captured during a first time interval, performing, by the first thread, pose estimation on each frame of the first set of image frames including eliminating background information from each frame to obtain one or more areas of interest, storing information representative of the one or more areas of interest in a shared memory accessible to the one or more multi-threaded processors, and performing, by a second thread of the one or more multi-threaded processors, a gesture recognition operation on a second set of image frames associated with the gesture.

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


Classification of polyps using learned image analysis
Patent No. 11055581 

Inventor(s): Nikolaos Bourbakis (Dallas, TX), Themistocles Dassopoulos (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Baylor Research Institute (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16339921 on 10/06/2017 (1369 days app to issue)

Abstract: Computational techniques are applied to video images of polyps to extract features and patterns from different perspectives of a polyp. The extracted features and patterns are synthesized using registration techniques to remove artifacts and noise, thereby generating improved images for the polyp. The generated images of each polyp can be used for training and testing purposes, where a machine learning system separates two types of polyps.

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


System and method for a prescriptive engine
Patent No. 11055643 

Inventor(s): Matthew Fritz (Dallas, TX), Mehmet Yunt (Richardson, TX), Venkata Pakkala (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16116649 on 08/29/2018 (1042 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure includes a prescriptive engine system and a method of using the prescriptive engine system. The method includes receiving information on actions and receiving information on participants, the information on the participants including first suitability information of at least one participant for at least one of the actions, generating, based on the first suitability information, second suitability information for a set of participants for at least one action, allocating, based on the second suitability information, the at least one action to the set of participants, deploying the at least one action to the set of participants, receiving, after the at least one action has been performed, results of the at least one action for each participant in the set of participants, and updating, based on the received results, the first suitability information of each participant in the set of participants for the at least one action.

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


Method and system for optimizing distribution of incentive budget for additional time interval allocation in a multi-week work schedule
Patent No. 11055645 

Inventor(s): Charles William Gulledge (Richardson, TX), Rob Harris Duplantis (Frisco, TX), Robert Michael Dvorscak, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): NICE LTD (Ra’’anana, , IL)
Law Firm: Soroker Agmon Nordman (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16439716 on 06/13/2019 (754 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method for optimizing distribution of incentive-budget for additional time interval allocation in a multi-week work schedule is provided herein. The computer-implemented method comprising: (i) training a model to forecast future net staffing; (ii) generating a multi-week work schedule; (iii) using the model to forecast for each time interval a net staffing value; (iv) classifying time intervals as understaffed; (v) displaying the understaffed time intervals to suggest agents to take as additional time interval; (vi) providing a tier incentive structure and an incentive budget to be updated by a user; (vii) training the model to forecast a degree of elasticity of agents demand for each time interval based on historical agents schedule changes; and (viii) calculating a combination of incentives of each tier of the tier incentive structure in the incentive-budget to accommodate understaffed time intervals and maximize agents demand for time intervals based on forecasted degree of elasticity.

[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]


Sorted parallel processing of a large dataset
Patent No. 11055685 

Inventor(s): Matthew L. Tribble (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16453947 on 06/26/2019 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for sorted parallel processing of large dataset to provide quicker search results to a user. An embodiment operates by receiving a search request containing a first attribute from a user, determining an intermediate result set of items in a database based on the search request, and sorting the items based on a second attribute of the items. The embodiment further operates by dividing the sorted items into a plurality of batches with sequential IDs, determining a result corresponding to the first attribute for each item in parallel, creating a sequentially-ordered list of determined results, identifying a subset of determined results based on a comparison between the determined results and a target result, determining a final result set of items, and returning at least a portion of the final result set of items to the user.

[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]


Self-service payment card security system
Patent No. 11055711 

Inventor(s): Arthur Vajirasarn (Plano, TX), Ashley Nicole Munoz (Frisco, TX), James Edward Finley, Jr. (McKinney, TX), Mark Jeffrey Wallace (Little Elm, TX), Matthew David LaBrenz (Lewisville, TX), Nathan Scott Harman (Aubrey, TX), Wi
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15914743 on 03/07/2018 (1217 days app to issue)

Abstract: A payment card security system includes a payment card provider account system communicatively coupled to a payment card transaction device and a mobile device. The payment card transaction device sends an indication that a payment card is being used to perform a transaction. The payment card provider account system includes processors that receive the indication that the payment card is being used to perform the transaction from the payment card transaction device. The processors also send a notification indicating that the payment card is being used to perform the transaction. The processors further enable authorization of the transaction via the mobile device. In this manner, the payment card security system may prevent or reduce the occurrence of suspicious transactions as they are occurring, rather than waiting until after they have occurred.

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


System and method for camera registration
Patent No. 11055724 

Inventor(s): Christian T. Patterson (Dallas, TX), Joseph A. Bell (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Numerex Corp. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: King Spalding (40 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14794602 on 07/08/2015 (2190 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for registration of a remote security camera is described. The system and method include receiving at a default server a message from the security camera upon initial boot up of the security camera, receiving at the default server a message from a customer server, the message requesting that the security camera be registered to a customer. Where the default server sends to the customer server reconfiguration information the reconfiguration information instructing the security camera to connect to the customer server.

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


Methods, systems, and computer program products for linking data schemas to electronic tax return
Patent No. 11055795 

Inventor(s): Eldwin Pile (McKinney, TX), Eric Dunn (Frisco, TX), Gregg Gamble (Frisco, TX), Jennifer Reeves (Frisco, TX), Martha Ryan (Plano, TX), Maurice Clark (Frisco, TX), Nikolay Kolev (Dallas, TX), Rajkumar Patel (Allen, TX,
Assignee(s): Intuit Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16400676 on 05/01/2019 (797 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and computer program product for identifying errors in a computerized preparation of an electronic financial document to be submitted to an agency. A financial document preparation program is executed, a first connection is initiated with a computer of the agency, the schema requirements are received from the agency via the first connection, data entry fields are generated, data entered into the data entry fields is received, error rules are generated from the schema requirements, each error rule associated with a respective one of the data entry fields associated with the electronic financial document, the data entered into the data entry fields is checked against the respective error rules to identify schema errors in the data entered into the data entry fields, the electronic financial document is generated based on the data entered into the data entry fields, and the electronic financial document is electronically transmitted to the agency.

[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]


User management of subscriptions to multiple social network platforms
Patent No. 11055796 

Inventor(s): Katherine Elizabeth Anderson (Dallas, TX), Michael Wayne Gilley (Dallas, TX), Patrick Joel Hurley (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Booth Albanesi Schroeder PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16915796 on 06/29/2020 (372 days app to issue)

Abstract: Computerized systems are presented for user-management of social networking feeds, programs, and platforms. The methods, apparatus, systems, and programs allow a consumer, or end-user, to manage their computerized Social Network Subscriptions on their selected social networking platforms.

[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]


Vehicle driver activity level determinations and analysis in a fleet management system
Patent No. 11055801 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey A. Champa (Heath, TX), Kevin Haugh (Alexandria, VA)
Assignee(s): OMNITRACS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15416930 on 01/26/2017 (1622 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to optimizing vehicle driver performance and route travel. Specifically, tracking an activity level, such as a number of steps of a fleet vehicle driver may enable a fleet management system to increase both an efficiency of a particular fleet vehicle driver and an overall efficiency of the entire fleet. As such, the present disclosure provides for the determination of inefficiencies in a fleet vehicle driver stop location, and optimizes the routes for each fleet vehicle in a fleet management system based on the tracked information.

[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]


Augmented reality interface and method of use
Patent No. 11055928 

Inventor(s): Chad Michael Rowlee (Hixson, TN), James Albert Luckett, Jr. (Dallas, TX), Shengli Fu (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): MYTH INNOVATIONS, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17014621 on 09/08/2020 (301 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for providing an augmented reality interface comprising a head mounted display having a wireless data interface, a camera and a display, the head mounted display configured to receive user interface data and to generate a user interface using the display and to receive image data from the camera and to transmit the image data over the wireless data interface to a wireless network. A wireless device configured to generate the wireless network, to transmit the user interface data to the head mounted display, to receive the image data from the head mounted display and to generate modified user interface data as a function of the image data.

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


Modular vending system for propane cylinders
Patent No. 11055947 

Inventor(s): John S. Agor (Granbury, TX), Leonard J. Halsey, Jr. (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): JALH Enterprises LLC (Granbury, TX)
Law Firm: Larkin Hoffman Daly Lindgren Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16786986 on 02/10/2020 (512 days app to issue)

Abstract: A outdoor large item vending system for large items such as propane tanks, liquid petroleum gas cylinders of various sizes and other items that must be stored in and dispensed from a hazardous location compliant system (i.e. a Class I, Division 2 compliant system). The vending system can be placed on a store front, parking lot, campsite, or park, and comprises a main housing having compartments to hold large items such as propane container, which are dispensed from the compartments when a payment is made through a credit card reader interface located in the main housing. The large item vending system of the invention is powered by AC current which is turned to DC power by a power supply, or DC batteries charged by AC power and/or solar power, or by other power means.

[G07F] COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS (coin sorting G07D 3/00; coin testing G07D 5/00) [7]


Individual metamorphic linked jackpots
Patent No. 11055951 

Inventor(s): Arlen Avakian (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited (North Ryde, , AU)
Law Firm: Weaver Austin Villeneuve Sampson LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16290833 on 03/01/2019 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: A local electronic gaming device may include a display system, an interface system and a control system that includes one or more processors. The control system may cause the display system to present visual effects corresponding to a metamorphic image, which may correspond to an award. The visual effects may include changes to the metamorphic image in response to local game event data corresponding to one or more games presented on the local gaming device and in response to networked gaming device game event data corresponding to one or more games presented on one or more other gaming devices.

[G07F] COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS (coin sorting G07D 3/00; coin testing G07D 5/00) [7]


Systems and methods for confirming property services
Patent No. 11055978 

Inventor(s): Brian F. Shipley (Plano, TX), Nolan Serrao (Plano, TX), Snehal Desai (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16828683 on 03/24/2020 (469 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system may include a processor. The processor may be configured to receive a first indication indicative of presence of a person arriving at a location associated with a scheduled service. The process may also be configured to determine whether the first indication corresponds to an expected arrival time of the scheduled service. Additionally, the processor may receive activity data in response to determining that the indication corresponds to the expected arrival time. Further, the processor may receive a second indication indicative that the person has completed the scheduled service. Further still, the processor may determine whether the scheduled service is completed based at least in part on the activity data. Even further, the processor may transmit a service confirmation to a computing device associated with a property owner of the location in response to determining that the scheduled service is completed.

[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]


Minimizing traffic signal delays with transports
Patent No. 11055998 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Risberg (Flower Mound, TX), Manoj Kalamkar (McKinney, TX), Sachin J. Ahire (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16803966 on 02/27/2020 (495 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of receiving, by a first transport, an indication from a traffic signal that the first transport is legally able to move from a stopped disposition, elapsing a period of time between receiving the indication and the first transport did not move during the period of time, and receiving a notification at the end of the period of time, by the first transport, that the first transport ought to move.

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


Low latency nearby group translation
Patent No. 11056116 

Inventor(s): Deric Cheng (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): GOOGLE LLC (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Middleton Reutlinger (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16611135 on 04/11/2018 (1182 days app to issue)

Abstract: Local wireless networking is used to establish a multi-language translation group between users that speak more than two different languages such that when one user speaks into his or her computing device, that user’’s computing device may perform automated speech recognition, and in some instances, translation to a different language, to generate non-audio data for communication to the computing devices of other users in the group. The other users’’ computing devices then generate spoken audio outputs suitable for their respective users using the received non-audio data. The generation of the spoken audio outputs on the other users’’ computing devices may also include performing a translation, thereby enabling each user to receive spoken audio output in their desired language in response to speech input from another user, and irrespective of the original language of the speech input.

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


Apparatuses and methods for wide clock frequency range command paths
Patent No. 11056171 

Inventor(s): Kallol Mazumder (Dallas, TX), Kangjoo Lee (Allen, TX), Ming-Bo Liu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16737727 on 01/08/2020 (545 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for wide clock frequency range command paths are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a command decoder and a command timing circuit. The command decoder is configured to receive a command and is further configured to decode the command to provide a decoded command. The command timing circuit is configured to receive the decoded command responsive to a clock and is further configured to provide a delayed internal command having a delay relative to receiving the decoded command based on clock frequency information indicative of a clock frequency of the clock. The command timing circuit includes a plurality of command timing paths. Each of the plurality of command timing paths is configured to provide a respective delay to the decoded command for a respective range of clock frequencies.

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


System and method for determining and indicating value of healthcare
Patent No. 11056219 

Inventor(s): Van Marshall (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): Health Value Analytics, Inc. (Brentwood, TN)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16109595 on 08/22/2018 (1049 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method analyzes a medical treatment plan for a patient having a medical condition and determines a value of health care of the plan. The method includes a processor executing instructions to enter the patient into an electronic medical records (EMR) system of a medical facility visited by the patient, assign the patient a diagnosis, recording the medical treatment plan, and generate a portal for accessing and displaying the medical treatment plan. The method further includes a health care value analytics (HVA) server accessing and using historical data, generating a value baseline for approved medical treatments of medical conditions addressed by the medical treatment plan, generating one or more HVA data objects that provide a running comparison of the medical treatment plan and the value baseline, and providing the HVA data objects for display through the portal onto an EMR/HVA access device. NULL


Utilizing IOT devices for detecting an emergency and locating a convenient parking space
Patent No. 11056231 

Inventor(s): Burt L. Vialpando (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15810351 on 11/13/2017 (1331 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments describe an approach to monitoring user health data. Determining if the user is having an emergency based on the user health data. Responsive to determining the user is having an emergency the user’’s location. Identifying one or more available parking spaces based on the user’’s location, and outputting locations of one or more available parking spaces to the user. NULL


System and method for determining and indicating value of healthcare
Patent No. 11056237 

Inventor(s): Van Marshall (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): Health Value Analytics, Inc. (Brentwood, TN)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15892256 on 02/08/2018 (1244 days app to issue)

Abstract: A processor-implemented method for determining and indicating values of medical treatment plans, includes the processor creating value baselines comprising health metric values for approved plans of care; detecting an activity indicating a patient-related event during a visit associated with a patient; generating a health value continuum based on the visit; generating a comparison of the health value continuum to a value baseline; and providing data and instructions to display on a display page, a representation of the health value continuum to value baseline comparison. NULL


Systems and methods for validation of virtualized network functions
Patent No. 11057274 

Inventor(s): Ravi Potluri (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16844567 on 04/09/2020 (453 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for automating the deployment of software-defined and/or virtualized network functions (‘’xNFs’’) within a network via a holistic validation of each xNF against validation criteria and/or performance of prior xNFs. The holistic validation may include receiving an xNF, determining a first amount of risk associated with that xNF based on one or more differences between the xNF and the validation criteria, determining a second amount of risk by comparing performance characteristics of the xNF to performance characteristics of earlier version of the same or similar xNFs, providing the xNF to the network for deployment in response to the total risk being within an acceptable amount of risk, and preventing xNF deployment while providing a notification with a set of recommendations to reduce the xNF risk in response to the total risk exceeding the acceptable amount of risk.

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


Methods and apparatus to credit background applications
Patent No. 11057286 

Inventor(s): Achilleas Papakostas (Dallas, TX), Cary Pillers (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16532108 on 08/05/2019 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus and computer readable storage medium are disclosed to monitor media exposure. Examples disclosed herein include a creditor to determine whether a bandwidth usage pattern of an application is spiked or continuous based on a first event record representative of background execution of the application being started, access a second event record associated with the application, update the second event record to be representative of the background execution of the application being stopped when the bandwidth usage pattern is spiked and a timestamp of the second event record exceeds a temporal activity window, and determine a duration of background execution of the application based on the first event record and the second event record.

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


 

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Locking dual leadframe for flip chip on leadframe packages
Patent No. 11056462 

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: 15645272 on 07/10/2017 (1457 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.

[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)


Process enhancement using double sided epitaxial on substrate
Patent No. 11056490 

Inventor(s): Bradley David Sucher (Murphy, TX), James Fred Salzman (Anna, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16424235 on 05/28/2019 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include semiconductor devices and fabrication methods to fabricate semiconductor wafers and integrated circuits, including forming a first epitaxial semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type on a first side of a semiconductor substrate of the first conductivity type, forming a nitride or oxide protection layer on a top side of the first epitaxial semiconductor layer, forming a second epitaxial semiconductor layer of the first conductivity type on the second side of the semiconductor substrate, and removing the protection layer from the first epitaxial semiconductor layer. The wafer can be used to fabricate an integrated circuit by forming a plurality of transistors at least partially on the first epitaxial semiconductor 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]


One selector one resistor MRAM crosspoint memory array fabrication methods
Patent No. 11056534 

Inventor(s): Jordan A. Katine (Mountain View, CA), Lei Wan (San Jose, CA), Tsai-Wei Wu (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16460820 on 07/02/2019 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory array is provided that includes a first memory level having a plurality of memory cells each including a corresponding magnetic memory element coupled in series with a corresponding selector element, and a plurality of vias, each of the vias coupled in series with a corresponding one of the memory cells.

[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]


Lithium phosphate derivative compounds as Li super-ionic conductor, solid electrolyte and coating layer for lithium metal battery and lithium-ion battery
Patent No. 11056717 

Inventor(s): Chen Ling (Troy, MI), Qiang Bai (College Park, MD), Xingfeng He (Greenbelt, MD), Yifei Mo (Fulton, MD)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16264445 on 01/31/2019 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: Solid-state lithium ion electrolytes of lithium phosphate derivative compounds are provided which contain an anionic framework capable of conducting lithium ions. The activation energy of the lithium phosphate derivative compounds is from 0.2 to 0.45 eV and conductivities are from 0.01 to 10 mS/cm at 300K. Materials of specific formulae are provided and methods to alter the composite materials with inclusion of aliovalent ions shown. Lithium batteries containing the composite lithium ion electrolytes are also provided. Electrodes containing the lithium phosphate derivative materials and batteries with such electrodes are also provided.

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


Process of operating switched-mode DC/DC converter having a bootstrapped high-side driver
Patent No. 11056966 

Inventor(s): Carsten Stoerk (Freising, , DE), Eduardas Jodka (Freising, , DE), Julian Becker (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16996259 on 08/18/2020 (322 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gate driver for a high-side NMOS power transistor in a DC/DC boost converter includes first and second switches coupled in series between an output pin and the gate of the high-side transistor. A third switch is coupled between the gate and a switch-node between the high-side and low-side transistors, the switch node also being coupled to an input pin. Fourth and fifth switches are coupled in series between the output pin and a clamp pin. Sixth and seventh switch are coupled in series between the output pin and a ground pin. First and second bootstrap capacitors have respective first terminals coupled to a first node between the first and second switches. The first capacitor has a second terminal coupled to a node between the fourth and fifth switches; the second capacitor has a second terminal coupled to a node between the sixth and seventh switches.

[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]


Boost converter short circuit protection
Patent No. 11056969 

Inventor(s): Linjue Li (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16110596 on 08/23/2018 (1048 days app to issue)

Abstract: A boost converter includes a voltage output terminal, a power transistor, and short circuit protection circuitry. The voltage output terminal is configured to provide a boosted output voltage generated by the boost converter. The power transistor is configured to draw current through an inductor. The short circuit protection circuitry is configured to control current flow through the inductor responsive to detection of a short circuit at the voltage output terminal. The short circuit protection circuitry includes an output switch coupled to an input terminal of the power transistor and connected to the voltage output terminal. The output switch is configured to switch current flow from the inductor to the voltage output terminal. The output switch is a negative (N) channel metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET).

[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]


Dual-band digital pre-distortion
Patent No. 11057063 

Inventor(s): Tian He (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: 17166165 on 02/03/2021 (153 days app to issue)

Abstract: A model structure modeling a power amplifier is based on at least a binomial expansion, a first building block, a second building block, and a third building block. The first building block is a first complex sub-band signal with a first delay, the second building block is a multiplication of the first complex sub-band signal with a second delay and a complex conjugate of the first complex sub-band signal with a third delay, and the third building block is a multiplication of a second complex sub-band signal with a fourth delay and a complex conjugate of the second complex sub-band signal with a fifth delay. The sum of the first complex sub-band signal and the second complex sub-band signal is a baseband signal. Terms are obtained by optimizing delay combinations for the model structure. The model structure is used to dual-band digital pre-distortion of the baseband signal.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for providing network support services and premises gateway support infrastructure
Patent No. 11057237 

Inventor(s): Alvin R. McQuarters (Euless, TX), Amir Ansari (Plano, TX), George A. Cowgill (Farmersville, TX), Jude P. Ramayya (Richardson, TX), Ramprakash Masina (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): KIP PROD PI LP (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16531914 on 08/05/2019 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: A service management system communicates via wide area network with gateway devices located at respective user premises. The service management system remotely manages delivery of application services, which can be voice controlled, by a gateway, e.g. by selectively activating/deactivating service logic modules in the gateway. The service management system also may selectively provide secure communications and exchange of information among gateway devices and among associated endpoint devices. An exemplary service management system includes a router connected to the network and one or more computer platforms, for implementing management functions. Examples of the functions include a connection manager for controlling system communications with the gateway devices, an authentication manager for authenticating each gateway device and controlling the connection manager and a subscription manager for managing applications services and/or features offered by the gateway devices. A service manager, controlled by the subscription manager, distributes service specific configuration data to authenticated gateway devices.

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


Reconciliation digital facilitators in a hybrid distributed network ecosystem
Patent No. 11057369 

Inventor(s): Norman R. Silverman (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Mox-SpeedChain, LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Baker McKenzie LLP (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16414530 on 05/16/2019 (782 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for use in a hybrid network ecosystem comprising an enterprise network and a reconciliation network, the method comprising generating, by at least one first computing node in the enterprise network or the reconciliation network, a first digital facilitator, wherein the first digital facilitator enables a first device to use a private key to access data associated with a distributed ledger operation. The method also comprises transmitting, via the reconciliation network, the data from the first computing device to a second computing device, wherein the first computing device and the second computing device are connected via the reconciliation network.

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


Enhanced detection of polymorphic malicious content within an entity
Patent No. 11057421 

Inventor(s): William August Stahlhut (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16594545 on 10/07/2019 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods and computer program products for enhanced detection of polymorphic malicious content within an entity. In this regard, the present invention receives information associated with an incidence of an electronic file; receives an first hash value of the electronic file from a first network device and a second hash value of the electronic file from a second network device; compares the first hash value with the second hash value; determines that the electronic file is polymorphic based on at least the match; initiates an execution of a quantum optimization algorithm using a quantum optimizer to determine one or more hash value states; receive information associated with an incidence of the electronic file at the third network device; determine that the electronic file is malware; and initiate an intrusion detection protocol configured to deny the electronic file access to the third network device.

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


Asset management block chain
Patent No. 11057462 

Inventor(s): Thomas V. Brock (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15936607 on 03/27/2018 (1197 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods for establishing a permissioned blockchain on an Internet of Things (‘’IoT’’) system. The method may be performed by a central IoT hub. The method may include identifying a IoT nodes associated with the IoT system. The method may also include running an authentication routine on the identified IoT nodes. The method may further include identifying a subset of the IoT nodes that have been authenticated by the authentication routine. The method may further include grouping the subset of IoT nodes into a first group of IoT nodes and a second group of IoT nodes, the grouping being based at least in part on available storage space and processing speed of each of the subset of IoT nodes.

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


Artificial intelligence based refinement of automatic control setting in an operator interface using localized transcripts
Patent No. 11057519 

Inventor(s): Donald Russ Miller (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN TEXT HOLDINGS, INC. (San Mateo, CA)
Law Firm: Sprinkle IP Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16785298 on 02/07/2020 (515 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data processing system for artificial intelligence-based setting of controls in an evaluation interface comprising a data store storing: a plurality of transactions; a plurality of completed evaluations, each completed evaluation including an indication of a transcript portion associated with an evaluation answer. The system determines a word or phrase common to a first set of transcript portions associated with the evaluation answer; creates a first set of auto answer parameters that includes the word or phrase; auto answers the question for a set of test transactions to generate an auto answer for each test transaction; and based on a determination that the first set of auto answer parameters auto answered the question with a threshold level of accuracy, configures an evaluation system to use the first set of auto answer parameters to preset an answer control in an evaluation operator interface.

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


Multi camera image processing
Patent No. 11057573 

Inventor(s): Gang Hua (Katy, TX), Mayank Mangla (Allen, TX), Shashank Dabral (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16226085 on 12/19/2018 (930 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system on a chip (SoC) implementing dynamic grouping of multiple cameras in an image processing system is disclosed. The SoC includes an image signal processor (ISP) configured to receive a signal corresponding to an image from two or more cameras, dynamically group the cameras into groups based on a measured view brightness and/or color temperature observed by each of the cameras, and assign cameras with a group of the groups to a same exposure/gain setting. The SoC further includes a statistics engine configured to receive the image signals and statistics related to the image signals from the ISP and determine a measurement of image brightness and/or color temperature of each image based on the image signals for forwarding to the ISP.

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


Electronic patient sitter management system and method for implementing
Patent No. 11057589 

Inventor(s): Derek Stevan del Carpio (Corinth, TX), Matthew Cameron Clark (Frisco, TX), Sam Anthony Greco (Flower Mound, 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: 16787840 on 02/11/2020 (511 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic sitter management system coupled to patient surveillance network having a plurality of video cameras, each camera transmitting a stream of surveillance video of a respective patient room. The sitter management system includes at least one sitter management device and a plurality of sitter devices. Each device being assigned a plurality of patient rooms and capable of receiving a plurality of streams of surveillance video for the corresponding plurality of patient rooms and simultaneously displaying a plurality of video images of the corresponding plurality of patient rooms. Each device is also capable of transmitting sitter device availability information to the sitter management device. The sitter management device being capable of recognizing a sitter device being unavailable and reassigning the plurality of patient rooms previously assigned to the unavailable device to other of the plurality of sitter devices that are available.

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


Projection on multiple planes using a single projection unit
Patent No. 11057595 

Inventor(s): Ganapathy Sivakumar (Allen, TX), John Marshall Ferri (Allen, TX), Terry Alan Bartlett (Dallas, TX), Zhongyan Sheng (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16600240 on 10/11/2019 (634 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include an optical device having a first light source configured to provide a first light having a first characteristic. The optical device also has a second light source configured to provide a second light having a second characteristic. The optical device also has a combiner configured to combine the first light and the second light to provide a combined light. The optical device also has a spatial light modulator configured to modulate the combined light to provide modulated combined light. The optical device also has a divider configured to receive the modulated combined light and to direct a first portion of the modulated combined light having the first characteristic to a first target and to direct a second portion of the modulated combined light having the second characteristic to a second target.

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


Television with interactive portal and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 11057647 

Inventor(s): Edward H. Wolfe (Plano, TX), Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16724869 on 12/23/2019 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: A television with an interactive portal and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the television, the television is deployed to provide an interactive portal in a hospitality establishment having multiple rooms, such as a hotel. The television is associated with a room and includes a housing that secures a processor, memory, tuner, panel, and audio driver in an interconnected architecture. The television generates a guest interactive portal as well as a housekeeping interactive portal for a guest and housekeeper, respectively. Each of the portals provides relevant feedback on the condition of the room to a server associated with the hotel.

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


Integrated loudspeaker and control device
Patent No. 11057704 

Inventor(s): Douglas Laube (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Biamp Systems, LLC (Beaverton, OR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16782041 on 02/04/2020 (518 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example method of operation may include receiving audio data, via one or more microphones of a network device, from an audio source, determining a location of the audio data based on a direction and amplitude of the received audio data, modifying the audio data for output via a loudspeaker of the network device, and outputting, via the loudspeaker, the modified audio data.

[H04R] LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS (producing sounds with frequency not determined by supply frequency G10K) [6]


Geolocationing system, personal locator device, and method for use of same
Patent No. 11057744 

Inventor(s): Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16913652 on 06/26/2020 (375 days app to issue)

Abstract: A geolocationing system, personal locator device, and method for providing awareness in a multi-space environment, such as a hospitality environment or educational environment, are presented. In one embodiment, a personal locator device includes a first operational mode that determines an estimated location of the personal locator device by communicating with a server via an array of gateway devices defining an area of coverage. The personal locator device also has a second operational mode that determines the estimated location of the personal locator device by communicating with a server via a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device. The second operational mode may be utilized when the personal locator device is out of the area of coverage.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for interference management in cellular networks
Patent No. 11057816 

Inventor(s): Brian Classon (Beijing, , CN), David Jean-Marie Mazzarese (Beijing, , CN), Qiang Li (Shenzhen, , CN), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL), Zheng Yu (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16879563 on 05/20/2020 (412 days app to issue)

Abstract: Notifying served user equipments (UEs) of the presence or absence of cell-specific reference signal (CRS) symbols transmitted by neighboring base stations in the physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) region of a subframe can be achieved through various of signaling techniques. The served UE may be notified by communicating a one or multi-bit indicator in a physical layer signaling channel of the serving cell, such as the physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) of the subframe. Alternatively, the served UE may be notified through higher layer signaling.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for improving spectral efficiency and coverage for user equipments
Patent No. 11057921 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14868189 on 09/28/2015 (2108 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided to improve spectral efficiency, coverage, and data rates for communication between a base station and user equipments (UEs). In a first case, mechanisms to reduce a size of a random access response message are provided. In a second case, mechanisms to support UE-group scheduling are provided. In a third case, control signaling designs according to a coverage requirement for a UE are provided. In a fourth case, designs for allocation of downlink (DL) subframes and uplink (UL) subframes in order to adjust a data rate and minimize switching between DL and UL for a half-duplex FDD UE are provided.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Electromagnetic shields for sub-modules
Patent No. 11058038 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Miller (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16893941 on 06/05/2020 (396 days app to issue)

Abstract: Electromagnetic shields for sub-modules of electronic modules are disclosed. Electronic modules may include multiple sub-modules arranged on a substrate with an electromagnetic shield arranged to conformally cover the sub-modules as well as portions of the substrate that are uncovered by the sub-modules. Electromagnetic shields are disclosed that are configured to extend between sub-modules to form one or more divider walls. The one or more divider walls may be configured to extend below mounting surfaces of electronic components in the sub-modules to provide improved reduction of electromagnetic interference (EMI) or crosstalk between various sub-modules. Electromagnetic shields are also disclosed that form perimeter sidewalls that extend below mounting surfaces of electronic components of sub-modules to provide improved reduction of EMI from other modules or other external sources.

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


DESIGN PATENTS

Combined dresser valet and charging station
Patent No. D923978 

Inventor(s): Richard James Reister (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): THE MODERN GENTLEMAN, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29743058 on 07/17/2020 (354 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with a graphical user interface element
Patent No. D924257 

Inventor(s): Matthew Barre (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Bublup, Inc. (Arlington, VA)
Law Firm: Danielson Legal LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29709238 on 10/11/2019 (634 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vent tube for bottling machine
Patent No. D924284 

Inventor(s): Alton W. Mowdy (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): MM Machinery Services, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Fitch, Even, Tabin Flannery LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29680459 on 02/15/2019 (872 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle skid pad assembly
Patent No. D924338 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Casey Christen Jens Christensen (McKinney, TX), Jonathan Scott Wood (Frisco, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29696384 on 06/27/2019 (740 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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