Dallas Invents: 111 Patents Granted for Week of March 9

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
7-Eleven's object tracking system
Accenture's cost of healthcare analytics platform
American Airlines' flight number optimization system
Deere's scouting system with an autonomous ground vehicle
Mavenir Networks' system for supporting low latency applications in a cloud RAN
Roka Sports' snap-in nose pads for eyewear
The Parking Genius' sensors capable of determining direction and speed of vehicle entering or leaving a lot
Toyota's system for monitoring suspicious activity of a vehicle

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 March 9 2021 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 13
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 7
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 4
D: TEXTILES; PAPER 1
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 7
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 4
G: PHYSICS 23
H: ELECTRICITY 44
DESIGN: 8


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 14
Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (Houston) 5
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR) 5
Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, NC) 3
IBM Corp. (Armonk, NY) 3
ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA) 2
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 2
Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas) 2
Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA) 2

UNASSIGNED 12


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell) 3
Md Saifur Rahman (Plano) 3
Abdellatif Bellaouar (Richardson) 2
Carlos Caicedo (Dallas) 2
Carol Monza (Dallas) 2
Carolyn Eckert (Dallas) 2
David Shin (Dallas) 2
Don Miller (Dallas) 2
Michael Comiskey (Dallas) 2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Scouting systems
Patent No. 10939606 

Inventor(s): Dolly Wu (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Deere Company (Moline, IL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16188428 on 11/13/2018 (847 days app to issue)

Abstract: A scouting system can include an autonomous ground vehicle having a perception sensor and a motion sensor to construct an occupancy grid referenced to a coordinate system of the autonomous ground vehicle. The autonomous ground vehicle is configured to use information from the occupancy grid to detect crop rows in a crop field. The autonomous ground vehicle is configured to identify and classify one or more non-crop plant in-lier objects arranged within the crop rows and generate an output signal received by an external vehicle to cause the external vehicle to perform a task when the one or more non-crop plant in-lier objects are identified within the crop rows.

[A01B] SOIL WORKING IN AGRICULTURE OR FORESTRY; PARTS, DETAILS, OR ACCESSORIES OF AGRICULTURAL MACHINES OR IMPLEMENTS, IN GENERAL (making or covering furrows or holes for sowing, planting or manuring A01C 5/00; machines for harvesting root crops A01D; mowers convertible to soil working apparatus or capable of soil working A01D 42/04; mowers combined with soil working implements A01D 43/12; soil working for engineering purposes E01, E02, E21)


Headgear with illuminated decorative piece
Patent No. 10939717 

Inventor(s): Jana Shepherd (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Keith Miller Patent Law, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16531037 on 08/03/2019 (584 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is an article of wearing apparel having a decorative illuminable assembly. The wearing apparel includes a crown section, a bill section attached at one end to a bottom edge of the crown section, a decorative illuminable assembly secured to the crown section, a charging port integrated with the crown section, and a weatherproof port cover. The decorative illuminable assembly has a design shape, at least one light emitting diode, and a power switch which connects the at least one light emitting diode with a rechargeable battery. The charging port is configured to allow charging of the of the rechargeable battery via electronic connection of a mobile device charger. In an embodiment, the article of wearing apparel is a baseball cap and the charging port is positioned centrally on a frontward facing portion of the crown section when the bill section is facing the front of a wearer.

[A42B] HATS; HEAD COVERINGS (headbands, head-scarves A41D 20/00, A41D 23/00)


Protective articles having a plurality of core members
Patent No. 10939724 

Inventor(s): Mark D. Dodd (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Pinwrest Development Group, LLC (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Alliance IP, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15477267 on 04/03/2017 (1436 days app to issue)

Abstract: A protective guard for reducing injury to a shin of a person includes a conformable substrate and a plurality of core members disposed adjacent to a surface of the conformable substrate. The plurality of core members are arranged such that a first of the core members is rotationally movable about at least one axis relative to a second of the core members. A flexible fabric membrane comprised of natural or synthetic fibers is positioned adjacent to at least one of the conformable substrate and the plurality of core members.

[A41D] OUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES (eye or ear protectors A61F 9/00, A61F 11/00; sweating suits A61H 36/00)


Locker with solid surface panels having embedded structural reinforcing
Patent No. 10939754 

Inventor(s): Sam Allen (Maypearl, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16549528 on 08/23/2019 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: A locker has walls made of a solid surface material. The walls include dado cuts and holes in which a web structured reinforcing member is embedded. The reinforcing members provide structural integrity to the walls of the locker. The reinforcing members are flush with the surfaces of the walls of the locker, thereby allowing adjacent lockers to be snugly secured to each other.

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


Modular armchair rest
Patent No. 10939765 

Inventor(s): Marion Paul Reily (Mesquite, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16545513 on 08/20/2019 (567 days app to issue)

Abstract: A modular armchair rest for installation and removal during a variety of events at facilities having small fixed and rotating armrest between seats. Users clip one or two modular armchair rests to give patrons additional armrest area. Accessories, such as cupholders and trays, can be removably attached to the modular armchair rest.

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


Locker with inductive charger
Patent No. 10939767 

Inventor(s): John Allen (Desoto, TX), Sam Allen (Maypearl, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16454161 on 06/27/2019 (621 days app to issue)

Abstract: A locker includes a pair of spaced-apart upstanding sidewalls and at least one compartment defined between the upstanding sidewalls. A horizontal member extends at least partially between the sidewalls. An inductive charger is carried by the horizontal member and located such that an electronic device placed on the horizontal member may be charged by the charger. A visible indicia is disposed on the horizontal member indicating the location of the inductive charger; and an illuminated indicia is disposed on the horizontal member to indicate charging of the device.

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


Miniature shredding tools for use in medical applications, methods for making, and procedures for using
Patent No. 10939934 

Inventor(s): Adam L. Cohen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Microfabrica Inc. (Van Nuys, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15718734 on 09/28/2017 (1258 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of tissue removal and more particularly to methods and devices for use in medical applications involving selective tissue removal. One exemplary method includes the steps of providing a tissue cutting instrument capable of distinguishing between target tissue to be removed and non-target tissue, urging the instrument against the target tissue and the non-target tissue, and allowing the instrument to cut the target tissue while automatically avoiding cutting of non-target tissue. Various tools for carrying out this method are also described.

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


Manipulation of EIF3 to modulate repeat associated non-ATG (RAN) translation
Patent No. 10940161 

Inventor(s): Fatma Ayhan (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): University of Florida Research Foundation, Incorporated (Gainesville, FL)
Law Firm: Wolf, Greenfield Sacks, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16091444 on 04/04/2017 (1435 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and compositions for modulating repeat non-ATG protein (RAN protein) translation are provided. In some aspects, the disclosure relates to methods for treating a subject having a disease associated with RAN protein translation by administering the subject a modulator of eIF3 or an eIF3 subunit, or an antibody that bind to a RAN protein.

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


Herbal supplements and methods of use thereof
Patent No. 10940176 

Inventor(s): Brandi M. Scott (Plano, TX), Kenneth Brown (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): KBS RESEARCH, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Morris, Manning Martin LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16010217 on 06/15/2018 (998 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, the present application provides an herbal supplement and method for treating bloating, constipation and/or weight gain in a human subject comprising orally administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of the herbal supplement comprising a red quebracho extract. In other embodiments, the supplement may additionally include a triterpenoid saponin, an anti-spasmodic agent, or both.

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


Vaccines against HPV and HPV-related diseases
Patent No. 10940195 

Inventor(s): Gerard Zurawski (Midlothian, TX), Sandra Zurawski (Midlothian, TX), SangKon Oh (Baltimore, MD)
Assignee(s): Baylor Research Institute (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16397214 on 04/29/2019 (680 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments relate to novel vaccines against human papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV-related diseases, including multiple types of cancers. The HPV vaccines are composed of anti-human dendritic cell (DC) surface receptor antibodies, including CD40, and E6/7 proteins of HPV16 and 18. The technology described is not limited to making vaccines against HPV16- and HPV18-related diseases and can be applied to making vaccines carrying E6/7 from any type of HPV. The HPV vaccines described can target DCs, major and professional antigen presenting cells (APCs), and can induce and activate potent HPV E6/7-specific and strong CD4+ and CD8+ T cell responses. The HPV vaccines can be used for the prevention of HPV infection and HPV-related diseases as well as for the treatment of HPV-related diseases, including cancers.

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


Rotating connection exercise apparatus
Patent No. 10940356 

Inventor(s): Jerrod Daniel Anderson (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16189453 on 11/13/2018 (847 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus may include a first receiver and a second receiver, wherein the first receiver”s first end is substantially cylindrical and wherein the first receiver”s second end includes a first clamp, wherein the second receiver”s first end is substantially cylindrical and wherein the second receiver”s second end includes a second clamp, wherein the first receiver and the second receiver are detachably attached to one another via one or more first securing objects positioned on the first clamp and on the second clamp, and wherein at least one tightening clamp resides on the first receiver”s first end and on the second receiver”s first end.

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


Wireless game management system
Patent No. 10940379 

Inventor(s): Daniel A. Henderson (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Nutter McClennen Fish LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16506370 on 07/09/2019 (609 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless game management system includes a plurality of game pieces, each game piece including a wireless module configured to transmit a location signal, and a wireless game management processor configured to determine the absolute or relative positions of at least two game pieces based on the location signals, determine a game status based on the absolute or relative positions of the at least two game pieces, and convey game status information through a user interface associated with the wireless game management processor.

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


Knot game
Patent No. 10940383 

Inventor(s): Jason Starne (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16522078 on 07/25/2019 (593 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for a knot game. The game includes a weight coupled to a flexible line. The flexible line has an upstream end and a downstream end which his coupled to the weight. The game includes gripping the flexible line at a position upstream from the weight. Thereafter, the weight is dropped and allowed to remove the slack in the line. Then a force is applied to create slack in the line in an attempt to tie a knot in the flexible line.

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


 

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

Centrifuge operating with sinusoidal motion
Patent No. 10940491 

Inventor(s): Robert S. Patrick (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Cionca IP Law P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15963039 on 04/25/2018 (1049 days app to issue)

Abstract: A spherical centrifuge has a sinusoidal track engaged on its surface, the track circling the surface following a great circle of said centrifuge. A mechanical drive engages the track enabling rotation of the centrifuge. The track may have a constant sinusoidal amplitude and a constant sinusoidal period. The centrifuge may have an interior space and a portal into the interior space. The interior space may have any shape. The centrifuge rotates about its diameter while also reciprocating in rolling motion lateral to its forward rotational direction by following the sinusoidal track.

[B04B] CENTRIFUGES (high-speed drum mills B02C 19/11)


Identifying suspicious events relating to a vehicle
Patent No. 10940832 

Inventor(s): Dharmendra M. Hardenia (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16574744 on 09/18/2019 (538 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for monitoring suspicious activity of a vehicle includes a memory designed to store pattern data corresponding to a historical pattern of behavior of the vehicle. The system further includes a sensor designed to detect sensor data corresponding to a current vehicle behavior. The system further includes a network access device designed to communicate with a remote device. The system further includes an electronic control unit (ECU) coupled to the memory, the sensor, and the network access device. The ECU is designed to determine a suspicious event when the current vehicle behavior deviates from the historical pattern of behavior of the vehicle by a threshold amount. The ECU is further designed to control the network access device to transmit a notification of the suspicious event to the remote device.

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


Transmission mount
Patent No. 10940944 

Inventor(s): Aaron Alexander Acee (Flower Mound, TX), Andrew Paul Haldeman (Fort Worth, TX), Charles Owen Black (Flower Mound, TX), Dalton T. Hampton (Fort Worth, TX), Zachary Edwin Dailey (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15967220 on 04/30/2018 (1044 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transmission tilt control device includes a transmission rotatably coupled to an airframe of a helicopter, a rotor mast coupled to the transmission, and an actuator coupled between the transmission and the airframe. The actuator being configured to rotate the transmission fore and aft about a tilt axis that is perpendicular to an axis of rotation of the rotor mast.

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


Rotorcraft anti-torque system
Patent No. 10940945 

Inventor(s): Frank B. Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Levi C. Hefner (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15796910 on 10/30/2017 (1226 days app to issue)

Abstract: There is provided a rotorcraft, including a body, including a front portion and a tail portion; a main rotor system coupled to the front portion of the body, the main rotor system operable to provide a lifting force on the body; and an anti-torque system coupled to the tail portion of the body, the anti-torque system including a primary tail rotor system and a secondary tail rotor system; wherein the primary tail rotor system and the secondary tail rotor system are operable to provide a first anti-torque force and a second anti-torque force. In other aspects, there are methods of providing anti-torque force in a rotorcraft.

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


Plant transportation apparatus
Patent No. 10940992 

Inventor(s): Matthew Evans (Cedar Hill, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16221481 on 12/15/2018 (815 days app to issue)

Abstract: A plant transportation apparatus enables the shipment of multiple plants such as flowers in a single container. The plants are held in place by a cap. It is contemplated that the apparatus could move small or large quantities of plants.

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


Level right angle transfer module
Patent No. 10941004 

Inventor(s): Darian Carr (Frisco, TX), Ikram Khan (Frisco, TX), Richard Steele (Frisco, TX), Tom Karol (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Cornerstone Automation Systems, LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16714261 on 12/13/2019 (452 days app to issue)

Abstract: Enclosed herein are embodiments of a product transfer module and product transfer systems. In one embodiment, a product transfer module comprises a first shuttle, the first shuttle including a plurality of rollers, wherein the plurality of rollers are connected by one or more belts and includes a plurality of driven rollers and at least one driving roller; a second shuttle, the second shuttle including a plurality of rows of pulleys and a pulley drive positioned beneath the plurality of pulleys; and a cam system for raising and lowering the first and second shuttles; wherein the first shuttle directs product flow along a first flow path and the second shuttle directs product flow in a second flow direction.

[B65G] TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS (packaging B65B; handling thin or filamentary materials, e.g. paper sheets or thread, B65H; cranes B66C; portable or mobile lifting or hauling appliances, e.g. hoists, B66D; devices for lifting or lowering goods for loading or unloading purposes, e.g. fork-lift trucks, B66F 9/00; emptying bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels or similar containers, not otherwise provided for, B67C 9/00; delivering or transferring liquids B67D; filling or discharging vessels for liquefied, solidified or compressed gases F17C; pipe-line systems for fluids F17D)


Loading arm system
Patent No. 10941032 

Inventor(s): Lee Arceneaux (Houma, LA), Marc Waguespack (Napoleonville, LA)
Assignee(s): OIL STATES INDUSTRIES, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16117533 on 08/30/2018 (922 days app to issue)

Abstract: A liquid loading device including a vertical lattice support structure, a platform coupled to the vertical lattice support structure, and a riser pipe located within the vertical lattice support structure and coupled to the vertical lattice support structure to substantially remain rotation free relative to the vertical lattice support structure. The device further includes a first rotatable joint located on a distal end of the riser pipe in which the first rotatable joint is operable to rotate relative to the riser pipe. The device further includes an arm extending from the platform and operable to be rotated relative to the platform. The device can also include a second rotatable joint coupled to the first rotatable joint through one or more rigid members, in which the second rotatable joint is operable to rotate relative to the platform. The device can further include an extension pipe extending from the second rotatable joint to a distal end of the arm.

[B67D] DISPENSING, DELIVERING, OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (cleaning pipes or tubes or systems of pipes or tubes B08B 9/02; emptying or filling of bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels, or similar containers, not otherwise provided for B67C; water supply E03; pipe systems F17D; domestic hot-water supply systems F24D; measuring volume, volume flow, mass flow or liquid level, metering by volume G01F; coin-freed or like apparatus G07F) [5]


 

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

Controlling nanofiber sheet width
Patent No. 10941040 

Inventor(s): Julia Bykova (Richardson, TX), Marcio D. Lima (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Greenblum Bernstein, P.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16114464 on 08/28/2018 (924 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are described for controlling widths of nanofiber sheets drawn from a nanofiber forest. Nanofiber sheet width can be controlled by dividing or sectioning the nanofiber sheet in its as-drawn state into sub-sheets as the sheet is being drawn. A width of a sub-sheet can be controlled or selected so as to contain regions of uniform nanofiber density within a sub-sheet (thereby improving nanofiber yarn consistency) or to isolate an inhomogeneity (whether a discontinuity is the sheet (e.g., a tear) or a variation in density) within a sub-sheet. Techniques for dividing a nanofiber sheet into sub-sheets includes mechanical, corona, and electrical arc techniques.

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


Therapeutic oligonucleotides
Patent No. 10941176 

Inventor(s): David Spetzler (Paradise Valley, AZ), Gnter Mayer (Bonn, , DE), Heather O”Neill (Mesa, AZ), Mark Miglarese (Phoenix, AZ)
Assignee(s): Caris Science, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15745407 on 07/28/2016 (1685 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided for oligonucleotides that bind targets of interest. The targets include cells and microvesicles, such as those derived from various diseases. The oligonucleotides can be used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The target of the oligonucleotides can be a target such as PARP1, HIST1H1B, HIST1H1D, NCL, FBL, SFPQ, RPL12, ACTB, HIST1H4A, SSBP1, NONO, H2AFJ, and DDX21, or a complex, subunit or fragment thereof.

[C12N] MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF (biocides, pest repellants or attractants, or plant growth regulators containing microorganisms, viruses, microbial fungi, enzymes, fermentates, or substances produced by, or extracted from, microorganisms or animal material A01N 63/00; medicinal preparations A61K; fertilisers C05F); PROPAGATING, PRESERVING, OR MAINTAINING MICROORGANISMS; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING; CULTURE MEDIA (microbiological testing media C12Q 1/00) [3]


Filter including poly-oxygenated aluminum hydroxide for removing NOx
Patent No. 10941363 

Inventor(s): John W Woodmansee, Jr. (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): HEMOTEK, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Culhane Meadows PLLC (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16505208 on 07/08/2019 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: A filter and a poly-oxygenated aluminum hydroxide material comprising a clathrate containing oxygen gas molecules. The poly-oxygenated aluminum hydroxide material removes NOx from an effluent gas, such as gas emitted from an internal combustion engine. The NOx is held in stasis over a range of temperatures, and may be collected.

[C10L] FUELS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NATURAL GAS; SYNTHETIC NATURAL GAS OBTAINED BY PROCESSES NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C10G OR C10K; LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS; USE OF ADDITIVES TO FUELS OR FIRES; FIRE-LIGHTERS [5]


Aptamers and uses thereof
Patent No. 10942184 

Inventor(s): David D. Halbert (Colleyville, TX), David Spetzler (Paradise Valley, AZ), Frank Schafer (Dusseldorf, , DE), Nianqing Xiao (Rockville, MD), Tassilo Hornung (Tempe, AZ), Valeriy Domenyuk (Tempe, AZ)
Assignee(s): Caris Science, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15913772 on 03/06/2018 (1099 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided for specific aptamers and aptamer pools that bind biomarkers of interest such as microvesicle surface antigens or functional fragments of microvesicle surface antigens. In various embodiments, aptamers of the invention are used in diagnostic, prognostic, or theranostic processes to screen a biological sample for the presence or levels of biomarkers such as microvesicles that are determined to provide a diagnostic, prognostic, or theranostic readout. The diagnosis, prognosis, or theranosis may be related to cancer or other diseases and disorders. The invention also provides methods and composition to facilitate aptamer library screening and aptamer detection methods.

[C12N] MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF (biocides, pest repellants or attractants, or plant growth regulators containing microorganisms, viruses, microbial fungi, enzymes, fermentates, or substances produced by, or extracted from, microorganisms or animal material A01N 63/00; medicinal preparations A61K; fertilisers C05F); PROPAGATING, PRESERVING, OR MAINTAINING MICROORGANISMS; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING; CULTURE MEDIA (microbiological testing media C12Q 1/00) [3]


[D] TEXTILES; PAPER


Patch and method of manufacture
Patent No. 10941509 

Inventor(s): Ronald Lee Gilmer (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): Custom Chenille Embroidery, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15912229 on 03/05/2018 (1100 days app to issue)

Abstract: A patch comprising a lower layer of felt material, and an inner area stitched to the felt and having a desired shape. A first stitched border surrounds the central area, and a second stitched border surrounds the first border.

[D05C] EMBROIDERING (programme-controlled sewing machines with embroidering capability D05B 19/00, D05B 21/00); TUFTING (making non-woven fabrics D04H; sewing D05B)


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Roof ridge or hip covering element and method for manufacturing a roof ridge or hip covering element
Patent No. 10941572 

Inventor(s): Claudio Caselli (Dallas, TX), Rahul Patki (Richardson, TX), Raul Rodriguez (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Daltile Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16100900 on 08/10/2018 (942 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a roof ridge or hip covering element comprising a first and a second flat body and comprising a flexible sheet for joining together the first and second flat body.

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


Autonomous annular pressure control assembly for perforation event
Patent No. 10941632 

Inventor(s): James Marshall Barker (Mansfield, TX), Kuo-Chiang Chen (Kennedale, TX), Richard Ellis Robey (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15781577 on 01/27/2016 (1868 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of controlling a dynamic time-pressure profile associated with a perforation event that includes extending a perforation assembly within a casing string; firing a perforation gun of the perforation assembly; measuring, using a sensor of the perforation assembly, pressure within the casing string, wherein the measured pressure forms the dynamic time-pressure profile; identifying a first measured pressure within the dynamic time-pressure profile; identifying, using a controller of the perforation assembly, a first difference between the first measured pressure and a first reference pressure; and adjusting, using a first pressure generator of the perforation assembly, the pressure in response to the first difference to control the dynamic time-pressure profile; wherein the sensor, the controller, and the first pressure generator provide a feedback control loop.

[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]


Control line pressure controlled safety valve equalization
Patent No. 10941634 

Inventor(s): James Dan Vick, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16605411 on 07/18/2017 (1330 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for controlling fluid flow in a subterranean well includes a first valve, a control line fluidly coupled to the first valve, an equalizing line disposed externally to and separate from the first valve, and at least a second valve disposed in the equalizing line and in fluid communication with the control line. The first valve includes a body defining a lumen, and an upper portion, and a lower portion. The equalizing line is in fluid communication with the lumen between the upper portion and the lower portion of the body. The second valve equalizes a pressure between the upper and lower portions of the body.

[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]


Laser firing head for perforating gun
Patent No. 10941637 

Inventor(s): Neal Gregory Skinner (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15572673 on 06/26/2015 (2083 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for triggering detonation of a perforating gun via optical signals are provided. An improved laser firing head may be used with an optical cable (e.g., fiber optic cable) run through the wellbore to trigger detonation of a perforating gun in response to an optical signal. The laser firing head may be activated, and the perforating gun fired, upon the application of an optical signal output from the surface and transmitted through the optical cable. The disclosed system using the laser firing head with the optical cable may be impervious to electrical interference, since the laser firing head may only fire the perforating gun when a properly modulated laser or light source is directed down the optical cable for a specific period of time.

[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]


Multi-functional sleeve completion system with return and reverse fluid path
Patent No. 10941640 

Inventor(s): Thomas J. Frosell (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16553296 on 08/28/2019 (559 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a multi-functional well completion apparatus and method of operation thereof that offers the ability, in a single trip and with limited running tool manipulation, to perform a sand control frac or other fluid stimulation operation and reverse out operations that has improved reverse out flow rates. Furthermore, a combination of dropped balls and hydraulic pressure open one or more sleeves for selective access to a plurality of isolated zones. Additionally, a combination of concentric pipe and internal flow paths creates a reverse flow path. This reverse flow path provides a live annulus during treating, the ability to take returns, and the ability to reverse excess proppant from the wellbore.

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


Vapor recovery apparatus and method for oil and gas wells
Patent No. 10941643 

Inventor(s): Randy Swan (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Decker Jones, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16144496 on 09/27/2018 (894 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vapor recovery apparatus degasses oil and water produced by an oil well. The apparatus has a first vessel forming a column. Oil containing gas enters the bottom of the first vessel and flows up to a liquid outlet. Heat applied to the rising oil, wherein the oil foams. Gas escapes into the upper end. The foam flows into a second column and along a roughened surface. The bubbles in the foam break apart releasing the gas. The oil flows down the second column to an outlet. Water is introduced into a third vessel. The water releases gas therein, which gas mingles with the gas from the oil. The third vessel is located around the first and second vessels. A compressor may be used to withdraw the gas and provide hot compressed gas to heat the rising oil in the first column.

[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]


Systems and methods for terahertz modulation for telemetry
Patent No. 10941652 

Inventor(s): Neal Gregory Skinner (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16312314 on 09/16/2016 (1635 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for terahertz modulation in a terahertz frequency band from about 0.1 terahertz to about 10 terahertz propagating in a wellbore intersecting a subterranean earth formation. A transmitter generates the EM radiation in the terahertz frequency band. A modulator located in the wellbore receives the EM radiation and generates an amplitude modulated signal with the EM radiation.

[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

 

Oil filter with impending and full-bypass indicators
Patent No. 10941683 

Inventor(s): Scott David Poster (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15705803 on 09/15/2017 (1271 days app to issue)

Abstract: A removable oil filter system includes an oil filter mount, an oil filter element removably connected to the oil filter mount, an impending-bypass indicator connected to the oil filter mount and in fluid communication with an oil in the oil filter system, and a full-bypass indicator in fluid communication with the oil filter mount. The impending-bypass indicator is capable of reporting an impending-bypass condition of the oil filter system. The full-bypass indicator is capable of reporting a full-bypass condition of the oil filter system.

[F01M] LUBRICATING OF MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; LUBRICATING INTERNAL-COMBUSTION ENGINES; CRANKCASE VENTILATING [2]


Fluid flow control devices and systems, and methods of flowing fluids therethrough
Patent No. 10941878 

Inventor(s): Bradford Haines (Spanish Fork, UT), Gifford Decker (Springville, UT), Jeff Parish (Springville, UT)
Assignee(s): Flowserve Management Company (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16139968 on 09/24/2018 (897 days app to issue)

Abstract: Fluid flow control devices comprise a cylindrical body extending along a longitudinal axis and having a sidewall. The cylindrical body has a first channel extending longitudinally along the sidewall and a second channel extending longitudinally along the sidewall. At least a portion of one of the at least one first channel and the at least one second channel extends longitudinally at an oblique angle with respect to the longitudinal axis to form a pattern of channels for improving the flow characteristics of a fluid through the channels.

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


HVAC system and method of circulating flammable refrigerant
Patent No. 10941953 

Inventor(s): Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX), Umesh Gokhale (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16162934 on 10/17/2018 (874 days app to issue)

Abstract: A controller of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, the controller comprising instructions that cause the controller to determine an air flowrate of an air blower of the HVAC system and calculate a threshold value based on a minimum required air flowrate. The controller further comprises instructions that cause the controller to send a notification to an operator of the HVAC system indicating that the air flowrate of the air blower is less than the threshold value in response to determining that the air flowrate of the air blower is less than the threshold value and shut down the HVAC system such that the refrigerant is no longer circulated by the componentry of the HVAC system in response to determining that the air flowrate of the air blower is less than the minimum required air flowrate.

[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)


HVAC systems with evaporator bypass and supply air recirculation and methods of using same
Patent No. 10941958 

Inventor(s): Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX), Vijay Sathyamurthi (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16356841 on 03/18/2019 (722 days app to issue)

Abstract: An HVAC system includes an evaporator coil disposed between a return air duct and a supply air duct. The system includes a compressor fluidically connected to the evaporator coil, and a blower for providing a flow of air through the HVAC system. The HVAC system includes a supply air recirculation line with a recirculation damper and an evaporator bypass line with a bypass damper. A controller of the HVAC determines a recirculation portion of a flow of air and causes the recirculation damper to move to divert the recirculation portion to the recirculation line, so the air recirculates through the HVAC system. The controller determines a bypass portion of a flow of air and causes the bypass damper to move to divert the bypass portion to the bypass line, so the bypass portion does not contact the evaporator coil.

[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)


 

P H Y S I C S

Predictive maintenance of refrigeration cases
Patent No. 10941980 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Grisz (Dallas, TX), Jacob T. Griffith (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15696306 on 09/06/2017 (1280 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, a computer program product, and a computer system for predictive maintenance of refrigeration cases. A computer collects a temperature time series for a refrigeration case and, based on the temperature time series, learns a refrigeration case signature for both non-frost and defrost cycles. The computer generates features based on the refrigeration case signature and compares the refrigeration case signature to real time, or observed, temperatures and features using a rule-based and/or machine learning framework. Based on determining that the real time data varies beyond a threshold from the refrigeration case signature, the computer identifies a failure symptom of the refrigeration case and diagnoses a root cause of the symptom or failure. In addition, the computer may activate an alarm and open a work order corresponding to the root cause of the symptom or failure.

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


Quantitative liquid texture measurement apparatus and method
Patent No. 10942153 

Inventor(s): Chen C. Shao (Plano, TX), Enrique Michel-Sanchez (Dallas, TX), Ou Bai (Plano, TX), Scott Fagan (Dallas, TX), Scott G. Richardson (Gainesville, TX), Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Dallas, TX), Wilfred Marcellien Bourg, Jr. (Melissa,
Assignee(s): Frito-Lay North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16044565 on 07/25/2018 (958 days app to issue)

Abstract: A photo acoustic non-destructive measurement apparatus and method for quantitatively measuring texture of a food snack is disclosed. The apparatus includes a laser generating tool, an acoustic capturing device, and a data processing unit. The laser generating tool directs a laser towards a food snack placed on a surface and creates pressure waves that propagate through the air and produce an acoustic signal. The acoustic capturing device records and forwards the signal to a data processing unit. The data processing unit further comprises a digital signal processing module that processes the received acoustic signal. A statistical processing module further filters the acoustic signal from the data processing unit and generates a quantitative acoustic model for texture attributes such as hardness and fracturability. The quantitative model is correlated with a qualitative texture measurement from a descriptive expert panel. Texture of food snacks are quantitatively measured with the quantitative acoustic model.

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


Apparatus and method for integrating self-test oscillator with injection locked buffer
Patent No. 10942255 

Inventor(s): Abdellatif Bellaouar (Richardson, TX), Arul Balasubramaniyan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): GLOBALFOUNDRIES U.S. INC. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Hoffman Warnick LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16157230 on 10/11/2018 (880 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure provides an apparatus including: a pair of signal injection transistors each having a gate terminal coupled to a differential reference signal, and a pair of cross-coupled amplifier transistors configured to amplify a voltage of the differential reference signal to yield a voltage-amplified reference signal at a local oscillator (LO) port of a mixer; an electronic oscillator having an oscillation output node coupled to the LO port of the mixer in parallel with the injection-locked buffer, and configured to generate an oscillator output for transmission to the output node based on a back gate bias voltage applied to the electronic oscillator; and an access transistor having a gate coupled to a switching node, and a back gate terminal coupled to the back gate bias voltage, wherein the access transistor is configured to enable or disable current flow through the electronic oscillator in parallel with the injection-locked buffer.

[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


Superimposed diffraction gratings for eyepieces
Patent No. 10942306 

Inventor(s): Nai-Wen Pi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Magic Leap, Inc. (Plantation, FL)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16685505 on 11/15/2019 (480 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to techniques for manufacturing an eyepiece (or eyepiece layer) by applying multiple, different diffraction gratings to a single side of an eyepiece substrate instead of applying different gratings to different sides (e.g., opposite surfaces) of the substrate. Embodiments are also directed to the eyepiece (or eyepiece layer) that is arranged to have multiple, different diffraction gratings on a single side of the eyepiece substrate. In some embodiments, two or more grating patterns are superimposed to create a combination pattern in a template (e.g., a master), which is then used to apply the combination pattern to a single side of the eyepiece substrate. In some embodiments, multiple layers of patterned material (e.g., with differing refraction indices) are applied to a single side of the substrate. In some examples, the combined grating patterns are orthogonal pupil expander and exit pupil expander grating patterns.

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


System and method for controlling rotorcraft load priority
Patent No. 10942527 

Inventor(s): David Fuessel (Euless, TX), David Meek (Mansfield, TX), Mark Berkley (Hurst, TX), Steven Welch (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15608834 on 05/30/2017 (1379 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotorcraft includes an avionics control unit (ACU) and multiple power distribution units (PDUs) electrically connected to an electrical bus, wherein each PDU of the multiple PDUs is electrically connected to a respective multiple electrical loads, and wherein each PDU of the multiple PDUs is configured to receive commands from the ACU to couple or decouple one or more of its respectively connected multiple electrical loads from the electrical bus. The ACU is configured to send commands to the multiple PDUs to couple or decouple a first set of electrical loads and to couple or decouple a second set of electrical loads from the electrical bus, wherein the coupling or decoupling of the first set and the coupling or decoupling the second set is based on a first priority of the first set and a second priority of the second set, respectively.

[G05D] SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES (for continuous casting of metals B22D 11/16; valves per se F16K; sensing non-electric variables, see the relevant subclasses of G01; for regulating electric or magnetic variables G05F)


Pre-regulator for an LDO
Patent No. 10942536 

Inventor(s): Grant Evan Falkenburg (Dallas, TX), Mehedi Hassan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16674577 on 11/05/2019 (490 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device includes a voltage regulator circuit having a power NFET coupled between an upper supply voltage and a pre-regulator output node and a current source coupled in series with a diode element between the upper supply voltage and a lower supply voltage. A gate of the power NFET is coupled to a first node between the current source and a diode element. A bypass circuit includes a power PFET coupled between the upper supply voltage and the pre-regulator output node. A comparison circuit is coupled to turn the bypass circuit off when the upper supply voltage is greater than a regulation threshold voltage.

[G05F] SYSTEMS FOR REGULATING ELECTRIC OR MAGNETIC VARIABLES (regulating the timing or recurrence frequency of pulses in radar or radio navigation systems G01S; regulation of current or voltage, specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces G04G 19/02; closed-loop systems for regulating non-electric variables by electric means G05D; regulating power supply of digital computers G06F 1/26; for obtaining desired operating characteristics of electromagnets with armatures H01F 7/18; regulating electric power distribution networks H02J; regulating the charging of batteries H02J 7/00; regulating of the output of static converters, e.g. switching regulators, H02M; regulation of the output of electric generators H02N, H02P 9/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils H02P 13/00; regulating frequency response, gain, maximum output, amplitude or bandwidth of amplifiers H03G; regulating tuning of resonant circuits H03J; controlling generators of electronic oscillations or pulses H03L; regulating characteristics of transmission lines H04B; controlling electric light sources H05B 37/02, H05B 39/04, H05B 41/36; electric control of X-ray apparatus H05G 1/30) [5]


Determination of one or more operating parameters for a switched-mode power supply
Patent No. 10942561 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Robert Perry (Cupertino, CA), Makram Monzer Mansour (San Jose, CA), Ning Dong (Plano, TX), Pradeep Kumar Chawda (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16124943 on 09/07/2018 (914 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes obtaining a first waveform representing an output characteristic with respect to time of a switched-mode power supply. The method further includes removing a high frequency component from the first waveform to generate a modified waveform and determining a stable value of the modified waveform. The method further includes determining an operating parameter of the switched-mode power supply based on the modified waveform, the stable value, or a combination thereof. The one or parameter includes an overshoot value associated with the switched-mode power supply, an undershoot value associated with the switched-mode power supply, or a settling time associated with the switched-mode power supply. The method further includes outputting an indication of the parameter.

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


Generating closures from abstract representation of source code
Patent No. 10942717 

Inventor(s): Behdad Forghani (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16570335 on 09/13/2019 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive source code and identify, based on the source code, an abstract syntax tree representing an abstract syntactic structure of the source code. Based on the abstract syntax tree, the device may identify a closure, the closure implementing a function based on at least a portion of the abstract syntax tree. In addition, the device may perform an action based on the closure.

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


Configurable interface for customized job deployment
Patent No. 10942720 

Inventor(s): Mohammad Nejad (Dallas, TX), Nadeem Panjwani (Dallas, TX), Paul Eric Hazboun (Flower Mound, TX), Rudolph D. Hoffman (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16702053 on 12/03/2019 (462 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods may include methods for enabling customized jobs deployment in Autosys. The method may include staging, in a staging area set forth in a visible display, a job script for deployment in Autosys. The method may include providing a verification of the deployment of the job script in Autosys. The method may include visually indicating, on a status line, whether the job script has been deployed in Autosys or is set to be deployed to, and executed in, Autosys. The method may include, following an attempt to deploy from the staging area, displaying either a complete job execution of the job script in Autosys of the deployed job or a failed job execution of the job script in Autosys of the deployed job.

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


Storage organization for transposing a matrix using a streaming engine
Patent No. 10942741 

Inventor(s): Jonathan (Son) Hung Tran (Murphy, TX), Joseph Raymond Michael Zbiciak (Alviso, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16282508 on 02/22/2019 (746 days app to issue)

Abstract: Software instructions are executed on a processor within a computer system to configure a steaming engine to operate in either a linear mode or a transpose mode. A stream of addresses is generated using an address generator, in which the stream of addresses includes consecutive nested loop iterations for at least a first loop and a second loop. While in the linear mode, the first loop is treated as an inner loop. While in the transpose mode, the second loop is treated as the inner loop. A matrix can be fetched from memory in the linear mode to provide row-wise vectors. A matrix can be fetched from the memory in the transpose mode to provide column wise vectors. Local storage on the streaming engine is organized as sectors based on the number of rows in the matrix to allow overlapping transposition processing and to minimize memory accesses.

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


Transaction analysis tool and associated method for an integrated computing system
Patent No. 10942764 

Inventor(s): Jean Xia (Frisco, TX), Orone Laizerovich (Plano, TX), Puja Sarda (Plano, TX), Rumalla Harshita (Dallas, TX), Russell Anderson (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): EMC IP Holding Company LLC (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15353597 on 11/16/2016 (1574 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transaction analysis system includes a computer-executable tool for obtaining first and second measured elapsed times to complete a transaction on at least one of the resources of an integrated computing system at first and second loading levels, respectively. The tool then generates, using a curve fitting algorithm, a function according to the first and second measured elapsed times to complete the transaction at the first and second loading level. The resulting function indicates an expected level of performance of the transaction at varying degrees of loading levels.

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


Storing data elements of different lengths in respective adjacent rows or columns according to memory shapes
Patent No. 10942843 

Inventor(s): Isom Crawford, Jr. (Royse City, TX), John D. Leidel (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15496886 on 04/25/2017 (1414 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user definition of a memory shape can be received and a multidimensional, contiguous, physical portion of a memory array can be allocated according to the memory shape. The user definition of the memory shape can include a quantity of contiguous columns of the memory array, a quantity of contiguous rows of the memory array, and a major dimension of the memory shape. The major dimension can correspond to a dimension by which to initially stride data stored in the memory shape.

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


Security configurations in page table entries for execution domains using a sandbox application operation
Patent No. 10942863 

Inventor(s): Steven Jeffrey Wallach (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig (27 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16520296 on 07/23/2019 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods related to a computer system having a page table entry containing security settings for calls from predefined domains are described. The page table entry can be used to map a virtual memory address to a physical memory address. In response to a call to execute a routine identified using the virtual memory address, a security setting corresponding to the execution domain from which the call initiates can be extracted from the page table entry to determine whether a security measure is to be used. For example, a shadow stack structure can be used to protect the private stack content of the routine from being access by a caller and/or to protect the private stack content of the caller from being access by the callee.

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


Supervised machine-learning training platform with isolated update testing and bi-directional update propogation
Patent No. 10943185 

Inventor(s): Donatus Asumu (Plano, TX), Jamaal C. Long (Plano, TX), Karen Trevino (Frisco, TX), Luis Gerardo Mojica de la Vega (Plano, TX), Maruthi Z Shanmugam (Plano, TX), Matthew Hsieh (Plano, TX), Viju Kothuvatiparambil (Plano, TX,
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16167811 on 10/23/2018 (868 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to supervised machine-learning (”ML”) training platforms for artificial intelligence (”AI”) computer systems. The ML training platform may include isolated update testing. The isolated update testing may feature a plurality of environments with various levels of isolation. The ML training platform may also include bi-directional channels for controlled update propagation.

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


Flight number optimization system
Patent No. 10943197 

Inventor(s): Cumhur Alper Gelogullari (Lewisville, TX), Jingrui Li (Grapevine, TX), Shau-Shiang Sunny Ja (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes Boone, LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16100046 on 08/09/2018 (943 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of assigning numbers to flights includes displaying, in a first window that is displayed on a GUI, a slideable scale that receives a pairing preference input that indicates a user preference relating to the classification of flights as thru flights relative to the classification of flights as out-and-back flights. The method also includes: after displaying the first window, receiving by a processor the pairing preference input; in response to the receipt of the pairing preference input, classifying, using a flight number optimization model, each flight as one of: a thru flight, an out-and-back flight, and a stand-alone flight based on the pairing preference input; assigning, using the flight number optimization model, a number to each flight; and displaying, in a second window that is displayed on the GUI, at least a portion of an output schedule that comprises assigned numbers for each flight.

[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]


Matrix traversal based on hierarchies
Patent No. 10943211 

Inventor(s): Maria Elena Gammon (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): SAP SE (Walldorf, , DE)
Law Firm: Fountainhead Law Group P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16365664 on 03/26/2019 (714 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some embodiments provide a non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a program. The program receives a request for suppliers associated with a location and a category. The program also identifies a matrix, a hierarchy of locations associated with the matrix, and a hierarchy of categories associated with the matrix. The program further determines a set of suppliers by based on the location, the category, the matrix, the hierarchy of locations, and the hierarchy of categories.

[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]


Topview item tracking using a sensor array
Patent No. 10943287 

Inventor(s): Deepanjan Paul (Plano, TX), Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy (Irving, TX), Sarath Vakacharla (Irving, TX), Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Celina, TX), Trong Nghia Nguyen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): 7-Eleven, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16663451 on 10/25/2019 (501 days app to issue)

Abstract: An object tracking system includes a sensor, a weight sensor, and a tracking system. The sensor is configured to capture a frame of at least a portion of a rack within a global plane for a space. The tracking system is configured to detect a weight decrease on the weight sensor. The tracking system is further configured to receive the frame of the rack, to determine a pixel location for a person, to determine the person is within a predefined zone associated with the rack. The tracking system is further configured to identify the item associated with the weight sensor and to add the identified item to a digital cart associated with the person.

[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]


Digital elevation model quality control
Patent No. 10943392 

Inventor(s): Richard W. Ely (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16682901 on 11/13/2019 (482 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method can include receiving, first and second digital elevation models (DEMs) including first elevation data of a geographic location and second elevation data of the geographic location, respectively, identifying differences between the first elevation data and the second elevation data that are greater than a first threshold, determining, for a point in the second elevation data identified to correspond to a difference greater than the first threshold, a slope of the geographic location around and including the point, and altering, in response to determining the difference is greater than a second threshold determined based on the determined slope, elevation data of the second DEM corresponding to the point.

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


Virtual safety guardian
Patent No. 10943456 

Inventor(s): Jeff Edgington (Fort Worth, TX), Lee A. Carbonell (Flower Mound, TX), Pandian Mariadoss (Allen, TX), Tsz S. Cheng (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16587586 on 09/30/2019 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for monitoring safety conditions within an environment includes monitoring an environment by identifying one or more users accessing the environment based on existing and generic profiles selected based on visual recognition and analysis techniques, and consensually monitoring activity within the environment. A context of a situation of the one or more users accessing the environment is determined, based on a set of predetermined rules tailored to the environment, identified users of the one or more users, and monitoring data from monitoring the activity of the one or more users within the environment. Responsive to determining the context of the situation within the environment is an unsafe, based on the monitoring data and the set of predetermined rules, a mitigating action is selected from a set of mitigating actions corresponding to the determined context of the situation, and the mitigating action that is selected is automatically deployed.

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


Parking sensors capable of determining direction and speed of vehicle entering or leaving a parking lot
Patent No. 10943475 

Inventor(s): Sean O”Callaghan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Parking Genius, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16601277 on 10/14/2019 (512 days app to issue)

Abstract: A parking inventory management system includes a sensor apparatus with a plurality of magnetometers each configured to respectively generate a magnetic signatures of a vehicle as it drives across the sensor apparatus. A computing device is associated with the sensor apparatus and compares the magnetic signatures of the vehicle generated by each of the plurality of magnetometers to the magnetic signatures of the vehicle generated by each other magnetometer of the plurality thereof so as to determine a direction of the vehicle. A match between the magnetic signature of the vehicle as generated by at least two of the plurality of magnetometers indicates that the direction of travel of the vehicle is along a direction between those two of the plurality of magnetometers. A speed of the vehicle is derived as a function of a time difference between points of peak similarity between matching magnetic signatures of the vehicle.

[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]


Context-based detection of end-point of utterance
Patent No. 10943606 

Inventor(s): Shri Prakash (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): QUALCOMM Incorporated (San Diego, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15951989 on 04/12/2018 (1062 days app to issue)

Abstract: Detecting an end-point of user”s voice command or utterance with high accuracy is critical in automatic speech recognition (ASR)-based human machine interface. If an ASR system incorrectly detects an end-point of utterance and transmits this incomplete sentence to other processing blocks for further processing, it is likely the processed result would lead to incorrect interpretation. A method includes selecting a first semantic network based on context of the audio signal and more accurately detecting the end-point of user”s utterance included in the audio signal based on the first semantic network and also based on at least one timeout threshold associated with the first semantic network.

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


Cost of healthcare analytics platform
Patent No. 10943691 

Inventor(s): Yinghong Fu (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Accenture Global Solutions Limited (Dublin, , IE)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16744364 on 01/16/2020 (418 days app to issue)

Abstract: Implementations directed to identifying variables affecting a cost of healthcare include actions of receiving data from a plurality of data sources, the data relating to cost of providing healthcare, providing a data model based on the data, processing the data model using non-parametric analysis to provide a non-parametric result, the non-parametric result including a first and second variable, automatically processing the data model to correlate at least the first variable of the non-parametric result to the second variable of the non-parametric result to provide a correlation result, processing the correlation result using parametric analysis to provide a parametric result including at least one variable that affects the cost more than one or more other variables of a plurality of variables of the data model, and providing at least one data visualization for display, the at least one data visualization providing at least one graphical representation of the parametric result. NULL


Image capture with digital light path length modulation
Patent No. 10944904 

Inventor(s): D. Scott Dewald (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Avegant Corp. (San Mateo, CA)
Law Firm: NDWE LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16105943 on 08/20/2018 (932 days app to issue)

Abstract: An image capture system comprising an optical path length extender (OPLE) to direct the light having a first polarization through a first light path through the OPLE, and to direct the light having a second polarization through a second light path through the OPLE, the first and second light paths having different light path lengths. The image capture system further comprising an image sensor to capture a plurality of image portions at a plurality of focal distances.

[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]


 

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Secure communication with a traffic control system
Patent No. 10942242 

Inventor(s): Stacey C. Ramos (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16585617 on 09/27/2019 (529 days app to issue)

Abstract: A processor may receive an indication form a radio frequency identification (RFID) device that a mobile device is in a predetermined area. The processor may send a private key on a first frequency at a first time to the mobile device. The processor may receive a communication request from the mobile device that may contain a public decryption key. The processor may send encrypted configuration information and encrypted state information to the mobile device. In some embodiments, an RFID device, may identify that a mobile device is within a predetermined area. The RFID device may send a tag to the mobile device. The RFID may send a notification to a communicator that the tag has been sent. The RFID may acquire the encrypted configuration information and encrypted state information form the communicator. The RFID device may push the encrypted configuration information and the encrypted state information to the mobile device.

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


Open vs enclosed spatial environment classification for a mobile or wearable device using microphone and deep learning method
Patent No. 10943602 

Inventor(s): Arun Kumar (New Delhi, , IN), Ghanapriya Singh (New Delhi, , IN), Mahesh Chowdhary (San Jose, CA), Rajendar Bahl (Gurugram, , IN)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16696948 on 11/26/2019 (469 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for classifying a spatial environment as open or enclosed are provided. In the method and apparatus, one or more microphones detect ambient sound in a spatial environment and output an audio signal representative of the ambient sound. A processor determines a spatial environment impulse response (SEIR) for the audio signal and extracts one or more features of the SEIR. The processor classifies the spatial environment as open or enclosed based on the one or more features of the SEIR.

[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]


Method of manufacture of electrical wire and cable having a reduced coefficient of friction and required pulling force
Patent No. 10943713 

Inventor(s): Stephen S. Griffin (McKinney, TX), William T. Bigbee, Jr. (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): ENCORE WIRE CORPORATION (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16998949 on 08/20/2020 (201 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process for manufacturing finished wire and cable having reduced coefficient of friction and pulling force during installation, includes providing a payoff reel containing at least one internal conductor wire; supplying the at least one internal conductor wire from the reel to at least one extruder; providing the least one extruder, wherein the at least one extruder applies an insulating material and a polymerized jacket composition over the at least one internal conductor wire, wherein the polymerized jacket composition comprises a predetermined amount by weight of nylon; and at least 3% by weight of a silica providing a cooling device for lowering the temperature of the extruded insulating material and the polymerized jacket composition and cooling the insulating material and the polymerized jacket composition in the cooling device; and, reeling onto a storage reel the finished, cooled, wire and cable for storage and distribution.

[H01B] CABLES; CONDUCTORS; INSULATORS; SELECTION OF MATERIALS FOR THEIR CONDUCTIVE, INSULATING OR DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES (selection for magnetic properties H01F 1/00; waveguides H01P)


Image intensifier with thin layer transmission layer support structures
Patent No. 10943758 

Inventor(s): Arlynn W. Smith (Blue Ridge, VA), Dan Chilcott (Buchanan, VA)
Assignee(s): ELBIT SYSTEMS OF AMERICA, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16449142 on 06/21/2019 (627 days app to issue)

Abstract: A light intensifier includes a semiconductor structure to multiply electrons and block stray particles. A thin gain substrate layer includes an electron multiplier region that is doped to generate a plurality of electrons for each electron that impinges on an input surface of the gain substrate layer and blocking structures that are doped to direct the plurality of electrons towards emission areas of an emission surface of the gain substrate layer. Respective ribs of a first plurality of ribs on the input surface of the gain substrate layer are vertically aligned with respective blocking structures, and respective blocking structures are vertically aligned with respective ribs of a second plurality of ribs at the emission surface. This alignment directs electrons along a path through the gain substrate layer to reduce noise. The support ribs provide mechanical strength to the gain substrate layer, improving robustness of the light intensifier while minimizing noise.

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


Device having overlapping semiconductor fins oriented in different directions
Patent No. 10943837 

Inventor(s): John H. Zhang (Altamont, NY), Qing Liu (Irvine, CA)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16399808 on 04/30/2019 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: An analog integrated circuit is disclosed in which short channel transistors are stacked on top of long channel transistors, vertically separated by an insulating layer. With such a design, it is possible to produce a high density, high power, and high performance analog integrated circuit chip including both short and long channel devices that are spaced far enough apart from one another to avoid crosstalk. In one embodiment, the transistors are FinFETs and the long channel devices are multi-gate FinFETs. In one embodiment, single and dual damascene devices are combined in a multi-layer integrated circuit cell. The cell may contain various combinations and configurations of the short and long-channel devices. A high density cell can be made by simply shrinking the dimensions of the cells and replicating two or more cells in the same size footprint as the original cell.

[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]


System in package device including inductor
Patent No. 10943856 

Inventor(s): Siew Kee Lee (Kedah, , MY), Yien Sien Khoo (Melaka, , MY)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16460665 on 07/02/2019 (616 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include a system in package (SIP) device, including: a first leadframe having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface; an integrated circuit die including solder bumps on a first surface and having a second opposite surface, the solder bumps mounted to the second surface of the first leadframe; a second leadframe having a first surface including a die pad portion, and a second opposite surface, the die pad portion attached to the second surface of the integrated circuit die; and an inductor mounted to the first surface of the first leadframe, the inductor having terminals with exterior portions electrically connected and mechanically connected to the first surface of the first leadframe, the inductor terminals spaced from one another by a portion of an inductor body, the portion of the inductor body between the inductor terminals spaced from the first surface of the first leadframe by a gap of at least 100 ms.

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


Three-dimensional memory device with drain-select-level isolation structures and method of making the same
Patent No. 10943917 

Inventor(s): Ching-Huang Lu (Fremont, CA), James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Makoto Koto (Yokkaichi, , JP), Sayako Nagamine (Yokkaichi, , JP), Takaaki Iwai (Yokkaichi, , JP), Wei Zhao (San Jose, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16388054 on 04/18/2019 (691 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, and memory pillar structures extending through the alternating stack. Each of the memory pillar structures includes a respective memory film and a respective vertical semiconductor channel. Dielectric cores contact an inner sidewall of a respective one of the vertical semiconductor channels. A drain-select-level isolation structure laterally extends along a first horizontal direction and contacts straight sidewalls of the dielectric cores at a respective two-dimensional flat interface. The memory pillar structures may be formed on-pitch as a two-dimensional periodic array, and themay drain-select-level isolation structure may cut through upper portions of the memory pillar structures to minimize areas occupied by the drain-select-level isolation structure.

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


Threshold switch for memory
Patent No. 10943952 

Inventor(s): Federico Nardi (San Jose, CA), Ming-Che Wu (San Jose, CA), Tim Minvielle (San Jose, CA), Zhaoqiang Bai (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16435843 on 06/10/2019 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: The switching device includes three terminals including an inner surface, an oxide layer on the inner surface of the third terminal, and a chalcogenide pillar extending through the oxide layer and the third terminal, the pillar being in electrical communication with the first terminal and the second terminal, wherein the voltage difference between the first terminal and the second terminal changes the channel from a first state to a second state when a threshold voltage between the first terminal and the second terminal is exceeded, the threshold voltage being dependent on temperature. The third terminal is resistive and receives a control signal to apply heat to the pillar and modulate the threshold voltage. The switching device can be used to select the memory stack through the bitline and provide a nearly limitless current based on the threshold switching conduction providing avalanche current conduction through the switching device.

[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]


Standard antenna interface connector assembly
Patent No. 10944155 

Inventor(s): Calvin J. Dickerson (Garland, TX), Duy Khanh Tran (Rowlett, TX), Eddie Ray Bradley (Allen, TX), John W. Orem (Allen, TX), Michael F. Bonczyk (Anna, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15538284 on 01/13/2016 (1882 days app to issue)

Abstract: A standard RF connector assembly for wireless communications antenna system. The RF connector assembly includes a first connector housing incorporating an RF connector, the housing including a first latch plate attached to the housing and has at least two toggle mounts. A toggle is attached to each toggle mount and each toggle includes a metal band pivotably attached to the toggle. A second connector housing incorporating a second RF connector includes a second latch plate attached to the second housing and has at least two tabs configured to be engaged by the metal bands to secure the first and second housing into latched engagement with each other.

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


High gain and large bandwidth antenna incorporating a built-in differential feeding scheme
Patent No. 10944172 

Inventor(s): Gary Xu (Allen, TX), Hamid Reza Memar Zadeh Tehran (Richardson, TX), Jianzhong Zhang (Plano, TX), Won Suk Choi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16949878 on 11/18/2020 (111 days app to issue)

Abstract: An antenna and a base station including the antenna. The antenna includes a sub-array that includes first and second unit cells and a feed network. The first and second unit cells comprise first and second patches, respectively, having quadrilateral shapes. The feed network comprises a first transmission line terminating below first corners of the first and second patches, respectively; a second transmission line terminating below third corners of the first and second patches, respectively; a third transmission line terminating below a second corner of the first patch and a fourth corner of the second patch; and a fourth transmission line terminating below a fourth corner of the first patch and a second corner of the second patch. The first corners are opposite the third corners on the respective first and second patches and the second corners are opposite the fourth corners on the respective first and second patches.

[H01Q] AERIALS (radiators or aerials for microwave heating H05B 6/72)


Adaptive zero voltage switching (ZVS) loss detection for power converters
Patent No. 10944337 

Inventor(s): Hrishikesh Ratnakar Nene (Katy, TX), Salil Chellappan (Bangalore, , IN), Zhong Ye (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16220724 on 12/14/2018 (816 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device [[b]200[/b]] is configured to detect a zero voltage switching (ZVS) circuit [[b]110[/b]] output that includes a hard switching signal. The hard switching signal [[b]114[/b]] includes a false signal [[b]116[/b]] and a spike signal [[b]118[/b]]. Thereafter, the device generates digital pulse signals [[b]312/314[/b]] that correspond to the false signal and the spike signal. Accordingly, the device filters the generated digital pulse signal that corresponds to the false signal [[b]312[/b]], and uses the digital pulse signal [[b]314[/b]] that corresponds to the spike signal for adjusting a timing [[b]132[/b]] of a pulse width modulation (PWM) switching cycle [Vgs ].

[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]


Zero if transmitter with decoupling between mixer and programmable gain stage
Patent No. 10944361 

Inventor(s): Eeshan Miglani (Chhindwara, , IN), Jagannathan Venkataraman (Bengaluru, , IN), Rahul Sharma (Bengaluru, , IN), Sandeep Kesrimal Oswal (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16274519 on 02/13/2019 (755 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a Zero IF transmitter having a mixer and a programmable gain stage. The Zero IF transmitter also includes an intermediate stage between the mixer and the programmable gain stage, wherein the intermediate stage is configured to decouple the mixer and the programmable gain stage.

[H03C] MODULATION (masers or lasers H01S; coding, decoding or code conversion H03M)


Methods and apparatus to reduce leakage current
Patent No. 10944394 

Inventor(s): Mayank Garg (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16360914 on 03/21/2019 (719 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed that provide an apparatus comprising: a first transistor including a first gate, a first current terminal, and a second current terminal; a second transistor including a second gate, a third current terminal, and a fourth current terminal; the first current terminal coupled to the third current terminal; the first gate coupled to the second gate and the second current terminal; a third transistor including a third gate, a fifth current terminal, and a sixth current terminal, the fifth current terminal coupled to the second current terminal, third gate coupled to a voltage reference node; and a fourth transistor including a fourth gate, a seventh current terminal and an eighth current terminal, the seventh current terminal coupled to the sixth current terminal, the fourth gate coupled to the seventh current terminal and the eighth current terminal coupled to the fourth current terminal.

[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]


Segmented digital-to-analog converter
Patent No. 10944419 

Inventor(s): Jun Zhang (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16896275 on 06/09/2020 (273 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include a segmented DAC circuit, including an R-2R resistor DAC to convert a first subword to a first analog output signal, an interpolation DAC to offset the first analog output signal based on an N-bit digital interpolation code signal to provide the analog output signal, and a Sigma Delta modulator to modulate a modulator code to provide the N-bit digital interpolation code signal that represents a value of second and third subwords.

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


Multiband receivers for millimeter wave devices
Patent No. 10944437 

Inventor(s): Abdellatif Bellaouar (Richardson, TX), Frank Zhang (Allen, TX), Sher Jiun Fang (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): GLOBALFOUNDRIES, INC. (Grand Cayman, , KY)
Law Firm: Williams Morgan, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15967281 on 04/30/2018 (1044 days app to issue)

Abstract: We disclose multiband receivers for millimeter-wave devices, which may have reduced size and/or reduced power consumption. One multiband receiver comprises a first band path comprising a first passive mixer configured to receive a first input RF signal having a first frequency and to be driven by a first local oscillator signal having a frequency about the first frequency; a second band path comprising a second passive mixer configured to receive a second input RF signal having a second frequency and to be driven by a second local oscillator signal having a frequency about the second frequency; and a base band path comprising a third passive mixer configured to receive intermediate RF signals during a duty cycle and to be driven by a third local oscillator signal having a frequency about the first frequency or about the second frequency during the duty cycle.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus to CSI reporting using multiple antenna panels in advanced wireless communication systems
Patent No. 10944459 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16684481 on 11/14/2019 (481 days app to issue)

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

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus to CSI reporting using multiple antenna panels in advanced wireless communication systems
Patent No. 10944460 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16684487 on 11/14/2019 (481 days app to issue)

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

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus to CSI reporting using multiple antenna panels in advanced wireless communication systems
Patent No. 10944461 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16684491 on 11/14/2019 (481 days app to issue)

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

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Networking coding system in a network layer
Patent No. 10944503 

Inventor(s): Anuj Batra (Dallas, TX), Georgios Angelopoulos (Cambridge, MD), Samantha Rose Summerson (San Leandro, CA), Srinath Hosur (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14930230 on 11/02/2015 (1954 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network coding system. A packet decoding engine receives a number of received packets. A packet repository is coupled to the decoding engine to temporarily store the received packets. The packet decoding engine is configured to generate a decoding matrix by forming a sub-matrix by selecting columns of a network code matrix that have indices that are the same as the indices of the encoded packets that correspond to the selected received packets. The packet decoding engine is also configured to invert the sub-matrix to form the decoding matrix and multiply the received packet matrix by the decoding matrix to generate a recovered matrix where each column corresponds to a decoded packet.

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


Signal conditioning in a serial data link
Patent No. 10944543 

Inventor(s): Arlo James Aude (Lawrenceville, GA), Eleazar Walter Kenyon (Tucker, GA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16916968 on 06/30/2020 (252 days app to issue)

Abstract: A signal conditioner for use in a serial data communications link. The signal conditioner including a tunable delay element responsive to a tuning signal to provide time domain delay modulation of the input data signals to generate conditioned (output) data signals, and phase comparator circuitry to generate the delay tuning signal based on a detected phase error between feedback conditioned data signals, and a reference signal. The tunable delay element and the phase comparator circuitry forming a delay-locked tuning loop to phase lock the conditioned data signals to the reference signal, independent of voltage domain frequency response. An example signal conditioner is a jitter attenuator/cleaner, where the bandwidth of the reference signal is lower than the bandwidth of the delay-locked tuning loop, to provide a low-jitter reference signal.

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


Over-the-top end-to-end information security in a data center operating environment
Patent No. 10944550 

Inventor(s): Benjamin L. Jenkins (Forney, TX)
Assignee(s): Providence Interests, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16925820 on 07/10/2020 (242 days app to issue)

Abstract: A technique for over-the-top end-to-end (OTT E2E) information security in a data center providing IT infrastructure for an enterprise network. The technique provides a hardware-to-hardware and/or hardware-to-software PKI over-the-top encryption method that can be applied to both hardware devices and virtual devices. The hardware side may be implemented in a customer premises-based physical enclosure (e.g., a concentrator) having multiple ports. Each port has associated therewith an integrated circuit-based NID. This device provides OSI Layer 2 encryption offloaded to a PKI processor on this chip. Preferably, this process of handling encryption is transparent, with all handling of keys occurring automatically during a device discovery operation. Each key is configured for use for the single port for which the associated device is responsible. This approach allows separate keys on each port to curtail brute force decryption; in the event of key exposure, only one port at a time can become compromised.

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


Accelerated network reconnect using previous connection parameters
Patent No. 10944632 

Inventor(s): Avi Baum (Giva”at Shmuel, , IL), Barak Cherches (Ramat Hakovesh, , IL), Gilboa Shveki (Shoham, , IL), Yaniv Tzoreff (Jerusalem, , IL)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15630560 on 06/22/2017 (1356 days app to issue)

Abstract: A Wi-Fi device includes a controller coupled to a writeable memory implementing a MAC and PHY layer and to a transceiver. Connection data stored in the writeable memory includes Wi-Fi connection parameters including 1 router MAC level information or a most recently utilized (MRU) channel used, and IP addresses including 1 of an IP address of the Wi-Fi device, IP address of the MRU router, an IP address of a MRU target server, and an IP address of a network connected device. An accelerated reconnecting to a Wi-Fi network algorithm is implemented by the processor is for starting from being in a network disconnected state, establishing current connection parameters for a current Wi-Fi network connection using the Wi-Fi connection parameters for at least one MAC layer parameter for the MAC layer.

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


Multi-protocol correlation for network subscriber troubleshooting
Patent No. 10944651 

Inventor(s): Amreesh Agrawal (Bangalore, , IN), Sarthak Barik (Bangalore, , IN), Satishwar Chandrashekar (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): NetScout Systems Texas, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16129009 on 09/12/2018 (909 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for multi-protocol monitoring and correlation includes aggregating captured network performance data including a plurality of captured network performance metrics for a plurality of subscriber session records associated with a plurality of protocols. A first level of correlation is performed between the plurality of subscriber session records using one or more direct correlation rules. The correlated subscriber session records associated with the plurality of protocols are related to the same subscriber session. A second level of correlation is performed between the correlated subscriber session records using one or more indirect correlation rules based on the performed first level of correlation.

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


System and method for supporting low latency applications in a cloud radio access network
Patent No. 10944668 

Inventor(s): Pardeep Kohli (Plano, TX), Sridhar Rajagopal (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Mavenir Networks, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero Perle, L.L.P. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15903240 on 02/23/2018 (1110 days app to issue)

Abstract: There is provided a system that includes a local cloud radio access network (RAN), and a remote cloud RAN. The local cloud RAN processes latency-sensitive applications, and the remote cloud RAN processes latency-tolerant applications. User traffic is appropriately routed to the correct cloud RAN based on the application. User equipment (UE) has no knowledge of which network is being used for processing, i.e., this network processing split is done in a manner that is transparent to the UE, e.g., by dynamically selecting a different access point name for local vs. remote processing. The processing split of the RAN between the local cloud RAN and the remote cloud RAN is done in a dynamic manner depending on the number of devices requiring low latency support. This allows the local cloud RAN to be very compact and low-cost since it does not have to process the latency-tolerant traffic.

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


Real-time analysis of multidimensional time series data to identify an operational anomaly
Patent No. 10944692 

Inventor(s): Aaron Hoenig (Plano, TX), Amit Pandey (Plano, TX), Kumar Anand (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16245966 on 01/11/2019 (788 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive data for a plurality of metrics from a set of server resources associated with hosting an application. The plurality of metrics may be related to a performance of the set of server resources. The data may be time series data. The device may normalize the data for the plurality of metrics across a set of points in time to form normalized data. The device may determine a score for the performance of the set of server resources associated with hosting the application at a particular point in time based on the normalized data. The score may be used to determine whether an anomaly is present in the performance of the set of server resources at the particular point in time. The device may perform an action to facilitate improvement of the performance of the set of server resources based on the score satisfying a threshold.

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


Systems and methods for next generation mobile network optimized media path selection
Patent No. 10944797 

Inventor(s): Amir Saghir (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16406273 on 05/08/2019 (671 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network device receives a first message that includes an identifier (ID) of a first User Plane Function (UPF), serving a first device, in a wireless network, where the first message invites a second device to engage in a session with the first device and where the first UPF supports packet routing and forwarding within the wireless network. The network device extracts the ID of the first UPF from the first message and determines a closest media resource function (MRF) to the first UPF, where the MRF processes and routes media streams between devices. The network device assigns the determined MRF as an anchor, in a network path between the first device and the second device, for processing and routing of media streamed between the first device and the second device.

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


Controlled-environment facility interactive session system
Patent No. 10944803 

Inventor(s): John Mannewitz (Wylie, TX), Kenneth D. Johnston, Jr. (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16014265 on 06/21/2018 (992 days app to issue)

Abstract: A resident of a controlled-environment facility is provided with messaging-initiated interactive sessions. A non-resident records a message for a resident. At a later time, the resident requests use of a resident device. Use of the resident device is authorized and the resident is notified of the message from the non-resident. The message is presented to the resident for review via the resident device. If requested by the resident, approval for an interactive session between the resident and the non-resident is determined. The immediate availability of the non-resident for the requested interactive session is determined. If the non-resident is available, a request is issued to the non-resident for the approved interactive session. The non-resident may be notified of the remaining time the resident has access has access to the resident device and may be presented an option for the approved interactive session during this time window.

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


Highly redundant and scalable storage area network architecture
Patent No. 10944823 

Inventor(s): Charles Baiamonte (Little Elm, TX), David Barr (Grand Prairie, TX), David Daniel (Wylie, TX), John Hawkins (Bedford, TX), John Kile (Dallas, TX), Robert Stoker (The Colony, TX), Ronald Stephens (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15195443 on 06/28/2016 (1715 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage area network architecture and a method for storing data in the storage area network architecture are disclosed. For example, the storage area network architecture comprises a first layer of servers, the first layer of servers comprising a plurality of file receiving servers, a second layer of servers, the second layer of servers comprising a plurality of file sharing servers in communication with the first layer of servers and a third layer of servers, the third layer of servers comprising a plurality of storage servers in communication with the second layer of servers.

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


Image data processing for digital overlap wide dynamic range sensors
Patent No. 10944911 

Inventor(s): Shashank Dabral (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14920932 on 10/23/2015 (1964 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and integrated circuits to process image data from single or multiple digital overlap (DOL) wide dynamic range (WDR) sensors, in which first received pixel data associated with a first exposure of a sensor image is stored in a DDR memory circuit, second received pixel data associated with a second exposure of the image is stored in the first buffer, third received pixel data associated with a third exposure of the image is stored in a second buffer, and fourth received pixel data associated with a fourth exposure of the image is provided to a merge circuit, and merged pixel data is stored in a dynamically partitioned line buffer for processing by an image pipeline circuit to facilitate interfacing multiple DOL WDR sensors in an interleaved fashion.

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


System and method for generating multi-exposure frames from single input
Patent No. 10944914 

Inventor(s): Hamid R. Sheikh (Allen, TX), John W. Glotzbach (Allen, TX), Long N. Le (Richardson, TX), Zeeshan Nadir (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16700763 on 12/02/2019 (463 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes obtaining, using at least one image sensor of an electronic device, a first image frame of a scene. The method also includes using a convolutional neural network to generate, from the first image frame, multiple second image frames simulated to have different exposures. One or more objects in the scene in each second image frame are aligned with one or more corresponding objects in the scene in at least one other second image frame and are aligned with one or more corresponding objects in the scene in the first image frame. The method further includes blending the multiple second image frames to generate a final image of the scene.

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


Transmitting functional safety statistics via transmitted video
Patent No. 10944950 

Inventor(s): Anish Reghunath (Plano, TX), Brijesh Rameshbhai Jadav (Bangalore, , IN), Shiju Ozhuvinamolathu Sivasankaran (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15851351 on 12/21/2017 (1174 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for transmitting functional safety statistics within a system. A video source produces a video data stream. A functional safety system driver accumulates functional safety statistics from at least one system and writes the functional safety statistics onto an associated system memory. A display sub-system driver writes a frame of the video data stream to the system memory. The display sub-system driver formats the functional safety statistics as video data and appends the functional safety statistics to a portion of the frame of video that is reserved for the functional safety statistics. A display sub-system transmits the frame of the video data stream to a host processor, which extracts the functional safety statistics from the video frame.

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


Method for encoding and processing raw UHD video via an existing HD video architecture
Patent No. 10944974 

Inventor(s): Carl A. Woody (McKinney, TX), Christopher J. Beardsley (McKinney, TX), Tyler Layne Hook (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Burns Levinson, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15403781 on 01/11/2017 (1518 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sensor data processing system and method performs segmentation and packing of image data from one or more ultra-high definition (UHD) image sensor for transport and processing by conventional high definition image data processing systems and pathways. The UHD image frames are segmented into a number of smaller frames and directed in parallel over the conventional HD pathways. Metadata is generated and directed along with the smaller frames. The metadata includes sufficient information for lossless reconstruction of the UHD image frames from the smaller frames.

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


CABAC decoder with decoupled arithmetic decoding and inverse binarization
Patent No. 10944979 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Mehmet Umut Demircin (Kecioren, , FR)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15979141 on 05/14/2018 (1030 days app to issue)

Abstract: An encoded bitstream of entropy encoded video data is received by a video decoder. The encoded bitstream represents syntax elements of a sequence of coding blocks. The sequence of coding blocks is recovered by processing a bin sequences associated with each coding block in a processing pipeline, wherein a defined amount of time is allocated to process each coding block in the processing pipeline. The encoded bitstream is arithmetically decoded to produce each bin sequence. The arithmetic decoder is time-wise decoupled from the processing pipeline by storing a plurality of the bin sequences in a buffer memory.

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


Apparatus and method for gathering analytics
Patent No. 10945016 

Inventor(s): Christian Briggs (Austin, TX), David M. Burrows (Dallas, TX), James Kersbergen (Irving, TX), Ken Kopilevich (Novato, CA), Robert Eugene Smith (Austin, TX), Robert K. Spitz (Amherst, NH), Ryan Scott (Waxahachie, TX), S
Assignee(s): AiBUY, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Cooley LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14633986 on 02/27/2015 (2202 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for gathering analytics. In an embodiment, a method includes monitoring interactions of multiple users related to at least one of: multiple base content and multiple supplemental content. The supplemental content is associated with one or more products or services identified in the base content. The method also includes obtaining interaction information associated with the interactions. The method also includes selecting specified supplemental content to present to a specified user based on (i) the interaction information and (ii) specified base content presented to the specified user. The method also includes sending the specified base content and the specified supplemental content to an endpoint associated with the specified user.

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


System and method for intentionally distorting digital media to reduce the accuracy of generative machine learning algorithms
Patent No. 10945051 

Inventor(s): Matthew Bruce Murray (Roanoke, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16841031 on 04/06/2020 (337 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a processor that monitors transmissions destined for an external network, determines that a transmission includes original media associated with a subject, and intercepts the transmission before it reaches the external network. The processor generates modified media by selecting a subset of data elements of the original media and replacing a value of each data element of the subset with a new value. At least one of the subset of data elements and the set of new values is chosen such that an accuracy metric calculated for a first generative algorithm, trained to generate synthetic representations of the subject based on modified media, is less than, by a given factor, the accuracy metric calculated for a second generative algorithm, trained to generate synthetic representations of the subject based on original media. The processor replaces the transmission with a new transmission that includes the modified media.

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


Services capability server triggered service capability exposure function connection establishment to support non IP data delivery
Patent No. 10945121 

Inventor(s): Shwetha Vittal (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Mavenir Networks, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero Perle, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16271373 on 02/08/2019 (760 days app to issue)

Abstract: There is provided a system, method, and interfaces for control plane device triggering for a Public Land Mobile Network Packet Data Network (PDN). The network is configured to employ triggering via a T6a interface for an originating Machine-type communication server request to a Service Capability Exposure Function Server to initiate a PDN connection for User Equipment.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Network reconfiguration using genetic algorithm-based predictive models
Patent No. 10945145 

Inventor(s): Gregory E. Feldkamp (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16558282 on 09/02/2019 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example method may include a processing system including at least one processor determining a final weight set comprising weight factors to apply to each of a plurality of performance indicators for a predictive model associated with a target performance indicator using a genetic algorithm. The method may further include the processing system gathering a first plurality of measurements of the plurality of performance indicators for at least a portion of a cellular network, applying the predictive model to the first plurality of measurements of the plurality of performance indicators to generate a prediction for the target performance indicator, and adjusting at least one aspect of the cellular network in response to the prediction.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Dynamic CSI reporting type
Patent No. 10945147 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15278202 on 09/28/2016 (1623 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure pertains to a terminal for a Radio Access Network, the terminal being adapted for transmitting a measurement report on received reference signaling. The measurement report is based on one report type out of a set of possible report types, the terminal determining the report type of the measurement report based on a measurement report type indication in a downlink control information message received by the terminal. There are also disclosed further related methods and devices.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Call flow system and method for use in a VoIP telecommunication system
Patent No. 10945187 

Inventor(s): Andrew Silver (Frisco, TX), Lathan Lewis (Dallas, TX), Patricia Landgren (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TANGO NETWORKS, INC. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16533712 on 08/06/2019 (581 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of establishing a communication link between a mobile terminal of a wireless network and a subscriber of a network, such as an enterprise network, and/or a residential network.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Providing a downlink control structure in a first carrier to indicate information in a second different carrier
Patent No. 10945267 

Inventor(s): Jun Li (Richardson, TX), Neng Wang (Plano, TX), Yi Song (Plano, TX), Yuqiang Tang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple, Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16716772 on 12/17/2019 (448 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile station receives a downlink control structure in a first carrier, where the downlink control structure indicates that control information for the mobile station is on a second, different carrier. The mobile station decodes the control information in the second carrier, where the control information specifies resource allocation of a wireless link for the mobile station. More specifically, according to some implementations, the control channel in the first carrier specifies the resource allocation for an extended control channel in the second carrier, where the extended control channel specifies the resource allocation for traffic data of a wireless link for the mobile station.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


UE initiated beam management procedure
Patent No. 10945268 

Inventor(s): Yang Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16749553 on 01/22/2020 (412 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for a wireless device to perform user equipment (UE) initiated beam management procedures with a base station or gNB. A wireless device in communication with a 5G base station may detect degradation in the pair of transmit and receive beams between the gNB and the device. The device may select a preferred beam management procedure and indicate the preference to the gNB.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for configuring channel state information in a communications system
Patent No. 10945270 

Inventor(s): David Jean-Marie Mazzarese (Beijing, , CN), Hao Bi (Lake Zurich, IL), Jianmin Lu (San Diego, CA), Ke Wang (Shanghai, , CN), Zhongfeng Li (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14040306 on 09/27/2013 (2720 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for communicating in a wireless communications system includes generating a channel state information (CSI) process information element (IE) including a CSI process identifier, a non-zero padded CSI-reference signal (CSI-RS) identifier, an interference measurement resource (IMR) identifier, and channel quality indicator (CQI) report configuration information. The method also includes transmitting the CSI process IE.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Thermal management assemblies having cooling channels within electrically insulated posts for cooling electronic assemblies
Patent No. 10945333 

Inventor(s): Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI), Shohei Suenaga (Ann Arbor, MI), Yanghe Liu (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16692534 on 11/22/2019 (473 days app to issue)

Abstract: Thermal management assemblies for cooling an electronic assembly disposed on a PCB are disclosed. The thermal management assembly includes a heatsink, a heatsink manifold formed through the heatsink and a thermal compensation base layer coupled to the heatsink. The heatsink manifold has a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. The thermal compensation base layer thermally connects the heatsink and the electronic assembly. The thermal management assembly further includes a cooling manifold disposed through the PCB to form a fluid flow path. Two or more electrically insulated posts are disposed between the heatsink manifold and the cooling manifold. Individual electrically insulated posts have a vertical cooling channel. At least one electrically insulated post fluidly connects the fluid inlet to the cooling manifold to form an upward fluid path. At least one electrically insulated post fluidly connects the cooling manifold to the fluid outlet to form a downward fluid path.

[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)


Cooling systems comprising fluid diodes with variable diodicity for two-phase flow control
Patent No. 10945354 

Inventor(s): Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16776960 on 01/30/2020 (404 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microchannel two-phase cooling apparatus includes a cooling manifold and a fluid diode array. The cooling manifold includes one or more fluid inlets, one or more fluid outlets, and a plurality of fluid channels extending between and fluidly coupling the one or more fluid inlets and the one or more fluid outlets. The fluid diode array includes a plurality of fluid diodes positioned within the cooling manifold. Individual fluid diodes of the fluid diode array are fluidly coupled to individual fluid channels. The fluid diode array includes a first set of fluid diodes having a first average diodicity and a second set of fluid diodes having a second average diodicity. The first average diodicity is greater than the second average diodicity and each individual fluid diode of the first set of fluid diodes has a greater diodicity than any individual fluid diode of the second set of fluid diodes.

[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

Lap desk with workpiece clip
Patent No. D912432 

Inventor(s): Patrick Hogan Sullins (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Creative Manufacturing, LLC (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29731108 on 04/12/2020 (331 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Package
Patent No. D912506 

Inventor(s): Carlos Caicedo (Dallas, TX), Carol Monza (Dallas, TX), Carolyn Eckert (Dallas, TX), David Shin (Dallas, TX), Don Miller (Dallas, TX), Michael Comiskey (Dallas, TX), Natalie Cruz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29746427 on 08/13/2020 (208 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Package
Patent No. D912507 

Inventor(s): Carlos Caicedo (Dallas, TX), Carol Monza (Dallas, TX), Carolyn Eckert (Dallas, TX), David Shin (Dallas, TX), Don Miller (Dallas, TX), Michael Comiskey (Dallas, TX), Natalie Cruz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29746439 on 08/13/2020 (208 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Electrical outlet
Patent No. D912627 

Inventor(s): Thomas G Stephens (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29682964 on 03/08/2019 (732 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Sport eyeglasses
Patent No. D912721 

Inventor(s): Mark Niiro (Van Alstyne, TX)
Assignee(s): ROKA SPORTS INC. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Clearpat Services, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29699270 on 07/24/2019 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Snap-in nose pads for eyewear
Patent No. D912722 

Inventor(s): Mark Niiro (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Roka Sports, Inc. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Clearpat Services, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29643342 on 04/06/2018 (1068 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Mask
Patent No. D912801 

Inventor(s): Natalie-Dale Mills (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29745251 on 08/04/2020 (217 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Male incontinence device
Patent No. D912808 

Inventor(s): Melissa Kay Tammen (Fort Worth, TX), Rhonda Kay Wright (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Melissa Kay Tammen (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29626872 on 11/21/2017 (1204 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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