Dallas Invents: 112 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 4

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Alixa Rx’s Automated medication dispensing unit
• American Airlines’ virtual automated real-time assistant
• BMIC’s liquid applied roofing system with improved moisture barrier layer
• The University of Texas’ collaborative distributed agent-based traffic light system and method of use
• DJO’s wound healing electrode set
• Flypsi’s telephone network system and method
• Linear Labs’ DC electric motor/generator with enhanced permanent magnet flux densities
• Intellective AI’s alert volume normalization in a video surveillance system
• KPMG’s converting table data into component parts
• Mary Kay’s delivery of active ingredients from plant materials to skin
• ModoPayments’ COIN operated digital payments hub
• o9 Solutions’ plan modeling visualization
• USAA’s detecting items at a property

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Jan. 4, 2022   |   Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 9
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 12
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 5
D: TEXTILES; PAPER 1
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 3
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 2
G: PHYSICS 39
H: ELECTRICITY 34

DESIGN: 7


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 15
Capital One Services LLC(Mclean, Va) 5
Unassigned 5
Essilor International (Charenton-Le-Pont, , Fr) 4
Open Invention Network LLC (Durham, Nc) 4
Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, Ri) 4
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 4
USAA (San Antonio) 4
Linear Labs Inc. (Fort Worth) 3
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System (Austin) 2


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Fred E. Hunstable (Granbury) 3
Farid Khafizov (Plano) 2
Frank Bradley Stamps (Colleyville) 2
Haipeng Zheng (Dallas) 2
Jonathan Huntington Rhea (North Richland Hills) 2
Kinsey Harris (West Palm Beach, FL) 2
Makoto Shibuya (Beppu, , JP) 2
Ronald A. Berzon (Dallas) 2
Swastic Srihari (Addison) 2
Zorin Abraham (Sunnyvale) 2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Wound healing electrode set
Patent No. 11213672 

Inventor(s): Klaus Schonenberger (Vufflens-la-Ville, , CH), Valere Vriz (Montaigu, , FR)
Assignee(s): DJO, LLC (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe Martens Olson Bear LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16195400 on 11/19/2018 (1142 days app to issue)

Abstract: The set for the electrical stimulation of a patient, comprises a backing, at least one electrically active zone and a wire connected to said electrically active zone for connection to a stimulator. Said backing has the shape of a bandage or of a plaster.

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


Offset golf club head
Patent No. 11213724 

Inventor(s): William L. Amundsen (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Meroni Meroni, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16548760 on 08/22/2019 (866 days app to issue)

Abstract: A golf club head or golf club, the club including a shaft, a body, a front face, a back face, and a connecting member. The connecting member attached to the center of the back face and extending away from the back face of the club head and turning at an angle, and wherein the front face of the clubhead forms a rectangular shape.

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


Pro pet
Patent No. 11213005 

Inventor(s): Antjuan Foster (Addison, TX), Todd A. Wright (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16153308 on 10/05/2018 (1187 days app to issue)

Abstract: A portable pet carrier is configured to allow the user to carry pet during travel, is disclosed. The pet carrier or carrier device comprises a sturdy handle at its top for easy carrying by the user while travelling. The carrier is having a cage door at its front for entry and exit of the pet. The pet container is provided with detachable food and water chamber. Further, a detachable base unit is incorporated in the pet carrier for easy cleaning of pet waste. The pads or blankets incorporated on the pet carrier could be customized with one or more base colors and printed images for the user, for example, sports fans to show off their favorite team color and spirit. The carrier device could be manufactured in different sizes such that the components are arranged to provide safety and comfort to the pet.

[A01K] ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS


Nested brush
Patent No. 11213117 

Inventor(s): Dwayne A. Porter (Lockport, IL), Michael J. Schuster (Shorewood, IL), Thomas R. Bajek (Naperville, IL)
Assignee(s): DANCO, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15999437 on 08/20/2018 (1233 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a nested brush. The nested brush can include a first brush and a second brush. The first brush can include a first elongated handle and a first brush head. The first elongated handle can include a first end, a second end, and a brush receptacle extending from the first end of the first elongated handle along a portion of the first elongated handle. The first brush head can be attached to the first end of the first elongated handle. The second brush can include a second elongated handle and a second brush head. The second elongated handle can include a first end and a second end. The second elongated handle can be configured to fit within the brush receptacle of the first elongated handle. The second brush head can be attached to the first end of the second elongated handle.

[A46B] BRUSHES (handles not integral with brushware B25G)


Consumer application for mobile assessment of functional capacity and falls risk
Patent No. 11213224 

Inventor(s): David W. Keeley (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Electronic Caregiver, Inc. (Las Cruces, NM)
Law Firm: Carr Ferrell LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16289551 on 02/28/2019 (1041 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring movement capabilities using clinical mobility based assessments of a user are provided herein. In embodiments, methods include: providing, using a mobile device comprising an inertial measurement device, a clinical mobility based assessment to a user; and generating, using the inertial measurement device, inertial data of the user that is indicative of movement capabilities of the user based on the clinical mobility based assessment. Embodiments include logging the inertial data of the user locally to the mobile device resulting in locally logged inertial data of the user; processing in real-time the locally logged inertial data of the user to determine position and orientation of the mobile device during the clinical mobility based assessment; and determining, using the position and the orientation of the mobile device during the clinical mobility based assessment, a physical movement assessment of the user associated with the clinical mobility based assessment.

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


Integrated fluid administration system
Patent No. 11213377 

Inventor(s): James H Monti, Jr. (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Quick Shot Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Regitz Mavck PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16061535 on 11/17/2015 (2240 days app to issue)

Abstract: Method and device to inject fluid into animals through a sterile needle, requiring control of fluid volume, flow rate of injection, accuracy of injection site, depth of penetration, disposal administration of consumable materials and quality control of the fluid and fluid administration using a portable applicator controlled by an external software controlled pump and controller system used in administering fluid medications, organic castration compounds and other fluids to be administered to live animals.

[A61D] VETERINARY INSTRUMENTS, IMPLEMENTS, TOOLS, OR METHODS


Delivery of active ingredients from plant materials to skin
Patent No. 11213465 

Inventor(s): Daniel Chen (Shanghai, , CN), James Swanzy (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): MARY KAY INC. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16799334 on 02/24/2020 (680 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and methods for its use that is configured to be used to treat various skin conditions. The apparatus includes a water-permeable absorbent material and a plant material comprising a water-soluble skin-active ingredient. The plant material is enclosed within the water-permeable absorbent material, and the water-permeable absorbent material is configured to absorb water and allow the absorbed water to contact the plant material so as to release the active ingredient from the plant material. The active ingredient is then absorbed by the absorbent material, which is then topically applied to skin in need of skin treatment.

[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)


Antibody-sting agonist conjugates and their use in immunotherapy
Patent No. 11213592 

Inventor(s): Chuo Chen (Dallas, TX), Heping Shi (Coppell, TX), Jian Qiu (Dallas, TX), Lijun Sun (Dallas, TX), Qi Wei (Dallas, TX), Youtong Wu (Dallas, TX), Zhijian Chen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): IMMUNESENSOR THERAPEUTICS, INC. (Dallas, TX), THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Dechert LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17317864 on 05/11/2021 (238 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to, among other things, antibody-drug conjugates comprising a STING agonist cyclic di-nucleotide conjugated to an antibody, preparation methods therefor, and uses therefor.

[A61P] SPECIFIC THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITY OF CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS OR MEDICINAL PREPARATIONS [7]


Medical systems, devices, and related methods
Patent No. 11213659 

Inventor(s): Michael Calhoun (Lighthouse Point, FL), Robert Vidlund (Forest Lake, MN)
Assignee(s): J.D. Franco Co., LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16447414 on 06/20/2019 (929 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method may include inflating a first balloon within an internal carotid artery so as to block antegrade flow of blood into an ophthalmic artery. Additionally, the method may include maintaining antegrade flow of blood in the internal carotid artery via a perfusion lumen in the first balloon. Further, the method may include inserting a device into the ophthalmic artery via a lumen extending through a portion of the first balloon to a side opening in the first balloon. [A61M] DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY (introducing media into or onto the bodies of animals A61D 7/00; means for inserting tampons A61F 13/26; devices for administering food or medicines orally A61J; containers for collecting, storing or administering blood or medical fluids A61J 1/05); DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY (surgery A61B; chemical aspects of surgical articles A61L; magnetotherapy using magnetic elements placed within the body A61N 2/10); DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR [5]


 

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Digital microfluidic dilution apparatus, systems, and related methods
Patent No. 11213817 

Inventor(s): Andrew Fischer (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, IL)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16531253 on 08/05/2019 (883 days app to issue)

Abstract: Example methods, apparatus, systems for diluting samples are disclosed. An example method includes depositing a first fluid droplet on a first electrode of a plurality of electrodes. The first electrode has a first area. The first fluid droplet has a first volume associated with the first area. The example method includes depositing a second fluid droplet on a second electrode of the plurality of electrodes. The second electrode has a second area. The second fluid droplet has a second volume associated with the second area. The second volume is different than the first volume. The example method includes forming a combined droplet by selectively activating at least one of the first electrode or the second electrode to cause one of the first fluid droplet or the second fluid droplet to merge with the other of the first fluid droplet or the second fluid droplet.

[B01L] CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL LABORATORY APPARATUS FOR GENERAL USE (apparatus for medical or pharmaceutical purposes A61; apparatus for industrial purposes or laboratory apparatus whose construction and performance are comparable to that of similar industrial apparatus, see the relevant classes for industrial apparatus, particularly subclasses of B01 and C12; separating or distilling apparatus B01D; mixing or stirring devices B01F; atomisers B05B; sieves B07B; corks, bungs B65D; handling liquids in general B67; vacuum pumps F04; siphons F04F 10/00; taps, stop-cocks F16K; tubes, tube joints F16L; apparatus specially adapted for investigating or analysing materials G01, particularly G01N; electrical or optical apparatus, see the relevant classes in sections G and H)


Spin coating system and method
Patent No. 11213850 

Inventor(s): Stephen Celmer (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Essilor International (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16477010 on 01/09/2018 (1456 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided herein is an improved spin coating system and a method of using the spin coating machine to produce an optical article. The system includes at least one dispensing arm assembly. The holder assembly is moveable along a substantially vertical axis. The dispensing arm assembly has a base and at least one arm having a first end and a second end and is moveable along a horizontal axis. The at least one arm is operably coupled to the base at the first end and operably coupled to at least one applicator at the second end, and the applicator is capable of being positioned along the substantially vertical axis. The method includes depositing a primer layer onto a lens using the dispensing arm assembly, followed by a hard coating, and drying and cooling the substrate using a drying/cooling station that is positioned substantially along the substantially vertical axis.

[B05C] APPARATUS FOR APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL (spraying apparatus, atomising apparatus, nozzles B05B; plant for applying liquids or other fluent materials to objects by electrostatic spraying B05B 5/08) [2]


High speed granule delivery system and method
Patent No. 11213851 

Inventor(s): James A. Svec (Kearny, NJ)
Assignee(s): BMIC, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17101124 on 11/23/2020 (407 days app to issue)

Abstract: A high speed granule delivery system and method is disclosed for dispensing granules in intermittent patterns onto a moving asphalt coated strip in the manufacture of roofing shingles. The system includes a granule hopper and a rotationally indexable pocket wheel in the bottom of the hopper. A series of pockets are formed in the circumference of the wheel and the pockets are separated by raised lands. A seal on the bottom of the hopper seals against the raised lands as the wheel is indexed. In use, the pockets of the pocket wheel drive through and are filled with granules in the bottom of the hopper. As each pocket is indexed beyond the seal, it is exposed to the moving asphalt coated strip below and its granules fall onto the strip to be embedded in the hot tacky asphalt. The speed at which the wheel is indexed is coordinated with the speed of the asphalt coated strip so that granules and strip are moving at about the same forward speed or at a preselected ratio of speeds when the granules fall onto the strip. Well defined patterns of granules are possible at high production rates.

[B05C] APPARATUS FOR APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL (spraying apparatus, atomising apparatus, nozzles B05B; plant for applying liquids or other fluent materials to objects by electrostatic spraying B05B 5/08) [2]


Structured film laminate with antistatic compositions embedded therein
Patent No. 11214026 

Inventor(s): Haipeng Zheng (Dallas, TX), Ronald A. Berzon (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Essilor International (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15781294 on 12/04/2015 (2223 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to an antistatic film structure which comprises a transparent antistatic support structure and at least one antistatic component. The transparent antistatic support structure and antistatic component may be combined by imbibing, melt extruding, blown film extruding, calendaring, solvent casting, mold casting, wet transfer, sublimation, and solidification of a liquid to a solid using heat, UV or other means.

[B29D] PRODUCING PARTICULAR ARTICLES FROM PLASTICS OR FROM SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE (making granules B29B 9/00; making preforms B29B 11/00) [4]


Multi-function convertible truck cargo bed liner
Patent No. 11214204 

Inventor(s): Jessica A. Riffe (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16694445 on 11/25/2019 (771 days app to issue)

Abstract: A single-piece foldable cargo area liner includes a floor portion, a front wall portion foldably connected to the floor portion, and a first sidewall portion foldably connected to the floor portion. A first foldable intersection portion has a first section and a second section foldably connected to the first section. The first section is foldably connected to the first sidewall portion, and the second section is also foldably connected to the front wall portion. The first foldable intersection portion is structured to facilitate folding of the first and second sections with respect to each other so as to form a first flap extending between the front wall portion and the first sidewall portion. The first flap is structured to be rotatable to enable contact between the first flap and any of the front wall portion and the first sidewall portion.

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


Reutilization of regenerative braking energy for delaying an engine start event
Patent No. 11214254 

Inventor(s): Joshua D. Payne (Ann Arbor, MI), Monica A. Vanterpool (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16400605 on 05/01/2019 (979 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to delaying a start of an internal combustion engine (”ICE”) in a hybrid vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes identifying a stopping location, a regenerative braking event that assists in stopping the hybrid vehicle at the stopping location, and an actual energy value based on a regenerative braking energy generated during the regenerative braking event. The method includes determining an estimated energy value, based on a predicted regenerative braking energy from a predicted braking event, that causes the hybrid vehicle to stop at the stopping location. The method includes determining an energy savings value based, at least in part, on a difference between the actual energy value and the estimated energy value. The method includes, responsive to the ICE being off, delaying the start of the ICE based, at least in part, on the energy savings.

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


Vehicles, systems, and methods for changing a vehicle driving mode
Patent No. 11214275 

Inventor(s): Clinton J. Williams (Saline, MI), John Charles Rafferty (Dexter, MI), Lou M. Pope (Ypsilanti, 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: 16264035 on 01/31/2019 (1069 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a vehicle includes a steering wheel, one or more vehicle drive systems, one or more driving mode paddler shifters coupled to the steering wheel, an output device, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is communicatively coupled to the one or more driving mode paddle shifters, the one or more vehicle drive systems, and the output device. The electronic control unit is configured to receive a drive mode shifting signal from the one or more driving mode paddle shifter indicative of a desire to change a driving mode of the vehicle, change one or more parameters of the one or more vehicle drive systems in order to change the driving mode in response to the driving mode shifting signal, and provide a notification related to the change in the driving mode with the output device.

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


Adjustable landing gear assembly for use in aircraft
Patent No. 11214360 

Inventor(s): Kent Edwards Donaldson (Fort Worth, TX), Mark Loring Isaac (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16589201 on 10/01/2019 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: A landing gear assembly for an aircraft includes a landing member and an actuation mechanism coupled to the landing member. The actuation mechanism is configured to selectively actuate the landing member into a first landing position and a second landing position. The landing member is configured to support the aircraft in either the first landing position or the second landing position.

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


Vibration attenuator
Patent No. 11214361 

Inventor(s): David Heverly (Arlington, TX), Frank Bradley Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Gary Miller (North Richland Hills, TX), Jouyoung Jason Choi (Southlake, TX), Michael R. Smith (Colleyville, TX), Michael Scott Seifert (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16197761 on 11/21/2018 (1140 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vibration attenuator for an aircraft has first and second coaxial spinners configured for rotation about a mast axis and relative to a rotor. Upper and lower weights of each spinner are spaced radially from the axis and positioned 180 degrees from each other about the axis. The weights of each spinner are spaced from each other a distance parallel to the mast axis, each weight rotating about the mast axis in a different plane. The spinners rotate together relative to the rotor at a selected angular rate and are selectively rotatable relative to each other between a minimum-moment configuration, in which the upper weight of each spinner is angularly aligned with the lower weight of the other spinner, and a maximum-moment configuration, in which the upper weights are angularly aligned and the lower weights are angularly aligned, producing a whirling moment about the mast axis as the spinners rotate.

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


Vibration isolation systems for advancing blade concept rotorcraft
Patent No. 11214362 

Inventor(s): Christopher Edward Foskey (Colleyville, TX), Frank Bradley Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Michael Reaugh Smith (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16716264 on 12/16/2019 (750 days app to issue)

Abstract: An advancing blade concept rotorcraft includes an airframe and a pylon assembly subject to vibration. The pylon assembly includes a dual rotor system having coaxially disposed top and bottom rotor assemblies that counter rotate relative to one another. The advancing blade concept rotorcraft includes a vibration isolation system including at least one pylon link coupled to the airframe and the pylon assembly. The pylon link includes a Liquid Inertia Vibration Eliminator unit operable to reduce transmission of the pylon assembly vibration to the airframe. The advancing blade concept rotorcraft includes active force generators adjacent to the pylon assembly. The active force generators include a first active force generator producing a force in a first direction and a second active force generator producing a force in a second direction to counteract multidirectional oscillations of the pylon assembly, thereby reducing vibration of the advancing blade concept rotorcraft.

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


Bearing for axial stiffening
Patent No. 11214363 

Inventor(s): Dalton T. Hampton (Fort Worth, TX), Frank Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Robert L. Milliken (North Richland Hills, TX), Thomas Parham (Colleyville, TX), Timothy Kent Ledbetter (Euless, TX), Zachary Edwin Dailey (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17068767 on 10/12/2020 (449 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example of a hub for a tail rotor includes a body configured to couple to a mast of a rotor system, a trunnion disposed within the body, first and second shafts disposed on opposite sides of the trunnion, first and second end plates secured to the body, and first and second end bearings, the first end bearing disposed between the first shaft and the first end plate and the second end bearing disposed between the second shaft and the second end plate.

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


Hexagonal floor and ceiling system for a vehicle
Patent No. 11214384 

Inventor(s): Andrew Zahasky (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS, INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15913666 on 03/06/2018 (1400 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention achieves technical advantages as a vehicle cabin, comprising a floor system formed of removable and reconfigurable floor segments extending from a vehicle frame, and a ceiling system formed of removable and reconfigurable ceiling segments disposed in the ceiling of the vehicle cabin. Floor segments that can be positioned to form a floor channel, therebetween. A fixture interface adapted to releasably secure a fixture to the floor system. The fixture can be slidably repositioned within the vehicle along the floor channel. One of the ceiling segments includes one or more of a lighting module, a ventilation outlet, a ventilation inlet, a display screen, or a touch control panel. The ceiling segments can be hexagonal.

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


 

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Soft hydrophobic acrylic materials
Patent No. 11213606 

Inventor(s): Douglas Schlueter (Azle, TX), Xuwei Jiang (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16904867 on 06/18/2020 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: Soft hydrophobic acrylic materials with improved resistance to fluid diffusion and suitable mechanical properties that allow deformation upon application of force are disclosed. The acrylic materials are particularly suitable for use in fluid-based accommodating intraocular lenses and comprises combination of a perfluoro-substituted alkyl (meth)acrylate and an alkyl (meth)acrylate, and a cross-linking agent.

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


Multiple crystallization enhance (MCE) intermix for Portland cement concrete
Patent No. 11214525 

Inventor(s): Radi Al-Rashed (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Bell Nunnally Martin LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16989520 on 08/10/2020 (512 days app to issue)

Abstract: A water-based mixture of multi compounds for adding to fresh concrete to protect the concrete against moisture and moisture-associated problems. A hygroscopic and hydrophilic behavior of its crystallization system within a concrete matrix minimizes moisture transmission through capillaries and connected voids. As a result, the mixture may reduce moisture related problems, such as damage caused by repeated freeze and thaw cycles and chloride ion penetration as from deicing salts, as well as alkali-silica reactions, and other problems.

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


Anti-TIM-3 antibodies and uses thereof
Patent No. 11214615 

Inventor(s): Hui Zou (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Phanes Therapeutics, Inc. (San Diego, CA)
Law Firm: Ice Miller LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16633262 on 07/26/2018 (1258 days app to issue)

Abstract: Anti-TIM-3 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof are described. Also described are nucleic acids encoding the antibodies, compositions comprising the antibodies, and methods of producing the antibodies and using the antibodies for treating or preventing diseases such as cancer, an inflammatory disease, an autoimmune disease, a metabolic disease, and/or infectious diseases.

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


Additive coated particles for low cost high performance materials
Patent No. 11214658 

Inventor(s): Richard Stoltz (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Garmor Inc. (Orlando, FL)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16343855 on 10/26/2017 (1531 days app to issue)

Abstract: Existing methods of extrusion and other techniques to compound host and additives material uniformly disperse the additive in the host. This innovation uses ball milling to a coat a host particle with an additive dramatically reducing the additive required to achieve a percolative network in the host.

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


Epoxy functional composition protecting dyes from photo-degradation and cured coatings prepared therefrom
Patent No. 11214695 

Inventor(s): Haipeng Zheng (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Essilor International (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16463148 on 10/25/2017 (1532 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical filtering coating composition, comprising at least one dye that at least partially inhibits transmission of light within the 400-500 nm wavelength range and has a conjugated chromophore, one or more epoxy compounds comprising at least one cycloaliphatic or aryl group, the ratio of the number of carbon atoms/the number of oxygen atoms in said epoxy compound being higher than or equal to 3, and the dry extract weight of such epoxy compounds present in the composition representing more than 33% of the dry extract weight of the composition. The coating composition can be applied on the main surface of the substrate of an optical article.

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


[D] TEXTILES; PAPER


Carboxylated vinyl acetate/ethylene copolymer dispersions and uses therof
Patent No. 11214684 

Inventor(s): Alistair John McLennan (Konigstein, , DE), Cristiana Licheri (Altopascio-Lucca, , IT), Ivan Rossi (Cardano al Campo, , IT), Paul Alexander Scott (Stoneleigh Epsom, , GB)
Assignee(s): Celanese International Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16082565 on 12/06/2016 (1855 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to preparation of heterogeneous mixtures of (carboxylated) vinyl ester/ethylene dispersions, such as vinyl acetate/ethylene (VAE) dispersions with polyamideamine-epichlorohydrin (PAE) wet strength resins having a reduced amount of halogenated organic compounds, such as less than 1500 ppm. The dispersion offers extremely low free and bound formaldehyde levels combined with wet tensile strength for use in non-woven textile and paper applications.

[D04H] MAKING TEXTILE FABRICS, e.g. FROM FIBRES OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL (weaving D03; knitting D04B; braiding D04C; net-making D04G; sewing D05B; tufting D05C; finishing non-woven fabrics D06); FABRICS MADE BY SUCH PROCESSES OR APPARATUS, e.g. FELTS, NON-WOVEN FABRICS; COTTON-WOOL; WADDING (non-woven fabrics having an intermediate or external layer of a different kind, e.g. of woven fabric, B32B)


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Security arm barrier
Patent No. 11214934 

Inventor(s): Mark Ivey (Pearland, TX), Paul Matthews (Fairview, TX), Ron Johnson (Russellville, AL)
Assignee(s): B B Roadway and Security Solutions, LLC (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWood LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16664576 on 10/25/2019 (802 days app to issue)

Abstract: A variety of systems, methods, and compositions are disclosed, including in one method, a security arm barrier system, the system comprising: a drive stanchion mounted to a first substructure; an arm barrier coupled to the drive stanchion, wherein the arm barrier further comprises: a first member, wherein a proximal end of the first member is coupled to the drive stanchion; a second member, wherein a proximal end of the second member coupled to a distal end of the first member; and an articulating joint that couples the first member and the second member, and an energy absorbing material disposed within the first member and the second member; and a receiver stanchion mounted to a second substructure capable of receiving a distal end of the second member.

[E01F] ADDITIONAL WORK, SUCH AS EQUIPPING ROADS OR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PLATFORMS, HELICOPTER LANDING STAGES, SIGNS, SNOW FENCES, OR THE LIKE


Liquid applied roofing system with improved moisture barrier layer
Patent No. 11214956 

Inventor(s): Adem Chich (Kearney, NJ), Yan Zheng (Livingston, NJ)
Assignee(s): BMIC LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16739609 on 01/10/2020 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: A water barrier system to protect a roof surface from environmental conditions is disclosed. In one embodiment, the water barrier system includes an underlayment layer and a liquid applied coating. In use, the underlayment is coupled to the roof surface. Thereafter, the liquid coating is applied to the underlayment to form a barrier layer. The underlayment may be manufactured from a porous material so that the liquid applied coating is at least partially absorbed by the porous underlayment. In this manner, direct application of the liquid coating to the roof surface is eliminated. In one embodiment, the underlayment may be provided with a load bearing component/layer and a coating absorbing component/layer. For flat roof applications, the load bearing component/layer may be provided with increased rigidity for dimensional and installation stability. Meanwhile, for roof penetration applications, the load bearing component/layer may be provided with increased elasticity to enable the underlayment to wrap about the penetration.

[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)


Safety valve with a sleeved piston receptacle
Patent No. 11215027 

Inventor(s): Andrew James Kelbie (Little Elm, TX), James Dan Vick, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16475352 on 07/30/2018 (1254 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are systems and methods incorporating design features that may be beneficial over current available well safety valves, such as a sleeved receptacle for a piston, a constrained piston rod, and a trapped flapper valve. A safety valve may comprise: an outer housing having a central bore extending axially through the outer housing, wherein the outer housing comprises an outer wall having a receptacle formed in the outer wall; a sleeve disposed in the receptacle; a piston disposed in the sleeve, wherein the piston is actuated to travel in the sleeve; a spring positioned to apply a biasing force to the piston; and a valve member disposed in the outer housing, wherein the valve member is operable to selectively restrict flow through the safety valve in response to movement of the piston.

[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

One-to-one ratio high-torque digital register for industrial machinery
Patent No. 11215270 

Inventor(s): Scott Wilcox (Crowley, TX), Stanley Mount (Fort Worth, TX), Timothy Anstice (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Thacker Industrial Service Co. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16014847 on 06/21/2018 (1293 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for registration of rotary drive shaft in a high-torque environment. The system utilizes a pair of connected harmonic drives to allow the clocking or registration of the rotary drive shaft without backlash and without requiring gearing changes as a result of a single harmonic drive. The pair of connected harmonic drives is coupled together by a tandem coupling.

[F16H] GEARING


One piece polymer ammunition cartridge having a primer insert and methods of making the same
Patent No. 11215430 

Inventor(s): Andrew Rosek (Rockwall, TX), Jimmie Sloan (Porter, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX), Michael Edward Godart (Rockwall, TX), Tyler Lee Boss (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16110256 on 08/23/2018 (1230 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a single piece polymer ammunition cartridge and polymer ammunition and methods of forming a single piece polymer ammunition cartridge and polymer ammunition.

[F42B] EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING; FIREWORKS; AMMUNITION (explosive compositions C06B; fuzes F42C; blasting F42D) [5]


 

P H Y S I C S

System and a method of lab animal observation
Patent No. 11213015 

Inventor(s): Eknauth Persaud (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Thrasher IP Law (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16700293 on 12/02/2019 (764 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for automating a recorded observed behavior of a laboratory animal in a clinical trial is disclosed. The present invention records a video of the laboratory animal with respect to one or more objects. The recorded data is utilized to detect at least one feature points such as head, whiskers, tail, waist etc. of the animal and a one or more objects in video, wherein the one or more objects are a known object and an unknown object. The present invention thus automatically determines the behavior characteristics of the animal by measuring a proximity and comparing the proximity with a predefined threshold criterion with respect to the one or more objects without human intervention. The behavior characteristics are determined in the form of a type of behavioral events, a time interval, number of occurrences of each type of behavioral events, latency, and distance travelled by the animal.

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


Method and apparatus for a precision position sensor
Patent No. 11215439 

Inventor(s): Brady Garrett Atkins (Euless, TX), Charles Eric Covington (Colleyville, TX), David Bryan Roberts (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16840996 on 04/06/2020 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system to measure a parameter associated with a component, device, or system with a specified accuracy, including: providing one or more sensors operably disposed to detect the parameter; obtaining a coarse measurement of the parameter within a first range using the one or more sensors, wherein the first range includes minimum and maximum values for the parameter; obtaining a fine measurement of the parameter within a second range using the one or more sensors, wherein the second range is smaller than the first range and has a specified ratio to the first range that provides the specified accuracy; determining a current value of the parameter by combining the coarse and fine measurements; and providing the current value of the parameter to a communications interface, a storage device, a display, a control panel, a processor, a programmable logic controller, or an external device.

[G01B] MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS


Antistatic film and lamination thereof
Patent No. 11215738 

Inventor(s): Haipeng Zheng (Dallas, TX), Ronald A. Berzon (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Essilor International (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15781383 on 12/04/2015 (2223 days app to issue)

Abstract: Antistatic laminate film structures comprising a transparent support structure and an antistatic (AS) layer comprising at least one antistatic component are described herein. The antistatic laminate film structures may comprise a cellulose triacetate support structure, a polyvinyl alcohol polarizing element, and an enhancing or neutral layer.

[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 estimating lane prediction errors for lane segments
Patent No. 11216000 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Smalley (Canton, MI), Matthew W. Dreisbach (Kentwood, MI), Miles J. Johnson (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16250217 on 01/17/2019 (1083 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for predicting lane error based on an identifier of a lane segment is disclosed. The method includes receiving a predicted location in a lane segment of a plurality lane segments for a first vehicle traveling on the lane segment. The method includes receiving a determined location of the first vehicle in the lane segment for the first vehicle. The method includes determining a difference between the predicted location in the lane segment received for the first vehicle and the determined location of the first vehicle in the lane segment. The method includes providing the determined difference between the predicted location in the lane segment received for the first vehicle and the determined location of the first vehicle in the lane segment and an identifier of the lane segment as first training data to a lane error estimation model.

[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)


Method and apparatus of providing a customized user interface
Patent No. 11216145 

Inventor(s): Farid Khafizov (Plano, TX), Margarita Khafizova (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16260135 on 01/29/2019 (1071 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus of providing a user with a customized user interface is disclosed. One example may include generating a window display area based on at least one predefined user preference, and displaying the window display area in a specified location of the user. The method may also include prompting the user to select at least one particular application that may be associated with the window display area, and prompting the user to customize the window attributes by modifying the window display area. Other operations may include saving the customized window display area in a memory of a computing device once the user has completed the customizing of the window attributes.

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


Virtual automated real-time assistant
Patent No. 11216291 

Inventor(s): Arunprakash Dhanabal (Flower Mound, TX), Mrugesh Bhatt (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16261197 on 01/29/2019 (1071 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method that includes: receiving, by a processor(s), a user identifier and an authentication identifier that are associated with a user of a computer gaining direct access to information within a first application; displaying, on a GUI of the computer, a first window associated with the first application; displaying, on the GUI and simultaneously with the first window, a second window associated with a second application to initiate a chat session; after displaying the first and second windows, receiving by the processor(s), a user input associated with an information request; identifying, using the processor(s) and the second application, contextual inputs associated with the session and/or the user; accessing, using the processor(s) and the second application, a third application; identifying, using the processor(s) and the second application, information relevant to the information request within the third application; and displaying a response to the first information request in the second window.

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


Resource overprovisioning in a virtual machine environment
Patent No. 11216311 

Inventor(s): Farid Khafizov (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16854865 on 04/21/2020 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, methods, and computer programs for overprovisioning resources are disclosed. Resource usage statistics may be gathered for a plurality of client virtual machines (”VMs”). Statistical characteristics of resource usage by the plurality of client VMs may be calculated. It may also be determined which of the plurality of client VMs requesting resources to allocate resources to, as well as an amount of the resources to allocate, in a given time slot based on the calculated statistical characteristics.

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


Systems and methods for computer infrastructure monitoring and maintenance
Patent No. 11216327 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Moore (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16400709 on 05/01/2019 (979 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for detecting computer issues includes identifying a target computer system. A first set of data for a first time period relating an operating metric from the target computer system are received. The operating metric is stored. A second set of data for a second time period relating to the operating metric is received. The first and second sets of data are compared. A difference between the two sets of data is identified. If the difference between the two sets of data is within a range a warning notification is displayed in a graphical user interface. An input is received in the graphical user interface in response to the warning notification being displayed.

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


Depicting outcomes of a decision
Patent No. 11216354 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16442901 on 06/17/2019 (932 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include a method comprising one or more of sending, by a device, a notification message to a server, when a threat is determined on a device, developing a simulation to spread awareness of a situation in response to the sending, requesting, by the server, a permission to present the simulation to the device, sending, by the device, a response message in response to the requesting, and executing the simulation, by the server, when permission is granted on the device.

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


Managing and maintaining multiple debug contexts in a debug execution mode for real-time processors
Patent No. 11216356 

Inventor(s): Gary A. Cooper (Oakmont, PA), Jason Lynn Peck (Houston, TX), Markus Koesler (Landshut, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17008321 on 08/31/2020 (491 days app to issue)

Abstract: A real-time debugger implementation maintains and manages multiple debug contexts allowing developers to interact with real-time applications without ”breaking” the system in which the debug application is executing. The debugger allows multiple debug contexts to exist and allows break points in real-time and non-real-time code portions of one or more applications executing on a debug enabled core of a processor. A debug monitor function may be implemented as a hardware logic module on the same integrated circuit as the processor. Higher priority interrupt service requests may be serviced while otherwise maintaining a context for the debug session (e.g., stopped at a developer defined breakpoint). Accordingly, the application developer executing the debugger may not have to be concerned with processing occurring on the processor that may be unrelated to the current debug session.

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


Database creation and collision reduction
Patent No. 11216438 

Inventor(s): Dennis J. Mire (Dallas, TX), Oron Hazi (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16848220 on 04/14/2020 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for proving feedback on database instructions, identifying, for example, existing patterns and providing suggested replacement instructions. This may have the effect of improving the efficiency of instructions used to create and/or manipulate databases. According to some aspects, these and other benefits may be achieved by parsing received instructions into an organizational structure, traversing the organizational structure for known patterns, and suggesting replacement patterns. In implementation, this may be effected by receiving one or more sets of known patterns and corresponding replacement patterns, parsing received instructions, comparing the known patterns with the parsed instructions, and providing suggested replacement patterns based on one or more known patterns matching the parsed instructions. A benefit of may include reducing Cartesian products during the merging of tables.

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


Plan model searching
Patent No. 11216478 

Inventor(s): Amit Agarwal (Bangalore, , IN), Koustuv Chatterjee (San Ramon, CA)
Assignee(s): o9 Solutions, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14885764 on 10/16/2015 (2272 days app to issue)

Abstract: An interactive user interface is generated to illustrate a graphical view of a network of plan models. The network of plan models includes a plurality of plan models, each plan model including one or more measures and one or more dimensions. At least one user-entered text character is entered in a query field and the plan models are searched for names of measures and/or dimensions in the plan models that correspond to the user entry. The names are presented as search term suggestions in the search query field and at least one suggestion is selected and adopted as at least a portion of a search query. The network of plan models is searched to generate search results corresponding to the search query. The graphical view of the network of plan models can be revised based on the search results.

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


Universal standardized data collection system and method of use
Patent No. 11216528 

Inventor(s): Morgan Porter (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16797616 on 02/21/2020 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data collection system includes a computer receiving commands from a user and connected to a website; a content management tool to operate on a global data layer associated with the website, the content management tool having a platform operating on a processor, the processor further operating an artificial intelligence engine; and a database in communication with the platform and processor; the processor to perform the steps of receive one or more actions associated with the user interaction with the website; store the one or more actions within the database; analyze the one or more actions via the artificial intelligence engine; and create a predictive model based on the one or more actions; the predictive model providing data for improvement of the website.

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


Privacy preservation in private consensus networks
Patent No. 11216573 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Huntington Rhea (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16533140 on 08/06/2019 (882 days app to issue)

Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure include receiving a record corresponding to a private transaction recorded in two or more private state databases of entities participating in the private transaction within a distributed ledger system (DLS), generating a data representation based on the record, transmitting the data representation for public consensus processing within the DLS, and recording within a public ledger of the DLS, and providing a public record for recording in the DLS, the public record being recorded in a public state database of each of entity participating in the DLS.

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


Converting table data into component parts
Patent No. 11216659 

Inventor(s): Raghuram Srinivas (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): KPMG LLP (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16741283 on 01/13/2020 (722 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of processing source data that includes table data by converting the table data into machine encoded text data having associated therewith text coordinate data having a Y-axis component and an X-axis component, and then generating from the machine encoded text data a plurality of pixels along the Y-axis component and the X-axis component. The system then performs a clustering technique on the plurality of pixels to generate a plurality of clusters of pixels based on similar attributes, and classifying each of the plurality of clusters of pixels as a selected row of the table and as a selected column of the table, thus making available the information encoded in the table for subsequent processing.

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


Incremental time window procedure for selecting training samples for a supervised learning algorithm
Patent No. 11216751 

Inventor(s): Daniel Jumper (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16657450 on 10/18/2019 (809 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for generating labels for training a machine learning mode using an incremental time window process. The described process may be used in a recurrence detection system. A dataset may be analyzed using incremental split dates to divide the dataset into an analysis portion and a holdout portion. The analysis portion may be analyzed to determine input features related to a predicted recurrence in the dataset. The holdout portion may be tested against the analysis portion and the input features to generate a label. The label may indicate whether or not the holdout portion confirms the prediction. The testing of the holdout portion against the analysis portion may be repeated by incrementally using different split dates and multiple separate analysis portions and holdout portions to generate multiple labels and corresponding input features.

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


Automated risk visualization using customer-centric data analysis
Patent No. 11216762 

Inventor(s): Richard Deitch (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Palantir Technologies Inc. (Palo Alto, CA)
Law Firm: Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15684507 on 08/23/2017 (1595 days app to issue)

Abstract: A customer risk trigger associated with a customer may be identified. A response to the customer risk trigger may be detected. First risk analysis data related to the customer risk trigger may be gathered, based on the response, from a first datastore. Second risk analysis data related to the customer risk trigger may be gathered, based on the response, from a second datastore. A customer risk profile to model risk attribute(s) of the customer may be gathered. The risk attributes may represent a risk correlation between the customer and a prohibited act. Customer risk visualization tool(s) configured to facilitate visual user interaction with the customer risk profile may be gathered. The customer risk visualization tools may be rendered in a display of the computing system. The customer risk visualization tools provide a customer-centric view of risk for various applications, including anti-money laundering applications.

[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]


Plan modeling visualization
Patent No. 11216765 

Inventor(s): Baskaran Manohar (Dallas, TX), Chakradhar Gottemukkala (Austin, TX), Koustuv Chatterjee (Gilbert, AZ), Raghav Ranganathan (New York, NY), Umesh Arasu (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): o9 Solutions, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14752810 on 06/26/2015 (2384 days app to issue)

Abstract: A plan model system provides interactive graphical user interfaces allowing users to view and navigate to multiple alternative views of measures modeled in one or more planning models. A modeled event is provided by a user relating to a measure of a particular plan model modeling outcomes of a particular business domain of a business organization. An effect of the event on values of one or more measures of the plan model is determined. A graphical representation is presented in the graphical user interface illustrating the effect.

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


Systems and methods for coordinating supply efforts
Patent No. 11216780 

Inventor(s): Cory Matheson (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15401601 on 01/09/2017 (1821 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system may include sensors that acquire location information associated with the sensors and a processor that receives an indication that a disruptive event may occur in an area. The processor may then determine a number of individuals expected to be in the area when the disruptive event occurs based on the location information, such that the sensors are associated with one or more individuals that correspond to the number of individuals. The processor may then determine a set of supplies useful for each individual of the number of individuals, receive a list of products available at one or more organizations, apportion the list of products based on the set of supplies and the number of individuals, and send a notification to a computing device of each individual of the number of individuals indicating that the set of supplies is available.

[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]


COIN operated digital payments hub
Patent No. 11216805 

Inventor(s): Aaron Wilkinson (Albany, OR), Bion J. Oren (Dallas, TX), Bruce Parker (Richardson, TX), Gregory W. Harvey (McKinney, TX), Matthew R. Leavenworth (Charlotte, NC)
Assignee(s): ModoPayments, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Frost Brown Todd LLC (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15697145 on 09/06/2017 (1581 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method are described for a COIN-based payment event data management system. The COIN can provide a consolidated source of accounting for all parties to a transaction by providing for multi-directional translation, resolution, accounting and other functions. A COIN server can interface with buyers and sellers, requesters and debtors, and other parties. The COIN server can communicate with different API”s of various parties. Functionality can include means of analyzing payment and transaction behavior.

[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]


Business-to-business netting
Patent No. 11216813 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Huntington Rhea (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): United States Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16261296 on 01/29/2019 (1071 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for performing netting of business-to-business payments for settlement of running balances between parties are provided. To that end, blockchain infrastructures allow smart contracts that may be suitable for subrogation and netting operations, and the smart contracts that facilitate the operations. Application-programming interfaces (APIs) are provided that may be used to interact with the smart contracts.

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


Systems and methods for ontology ranking display
Patent No. 11216833 

Inventor(s): Justin Lin (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): NUDGIT, INC. (San Rafael, CA)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16839731 on 04/03/2020 (641 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting ranked search results on an interactive graphical user interface based on a semantic matching platform that is configured to apply an ontology are disclosed. In one aspect, a computer system comprising one or more computer readable storage devices configured to store a plurality of computer-executable instructions, a semantic matching platform, one or more network communication systems, and one or more hardware computer processors in communication with the one or more computer readable storage devices to execute the plurality of computer-executable instructions to cause the system to receiving search criteria from a user device, parse the search criteria, determine and rank matched search results, and generating instructions for presentation of a portion of the ranked search results on an interactive graphical user interface configured to be displayed on the user device.

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


System and method for displaying order status and receiving and changing orders
Patent No. 11216879 

Inventor(s): Eliel R. Johnson (San Francisco, CA), Konstantinos P. Konstantinides (Martinez, CA), Martin P. Wright (Oakland, CA)
Assignee(s): Charles Schwab Co., Inc. (Southlake, TX)
Law Firm: Innovation Partners (49 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16596491 on 10/08/2019 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method graphically displays and receives order status and allows order status to be replayed in time.

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


Systems and methods for detecting items at a property
Patent No. 11216889 

Inventor(s): Brian F. Shipley (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16824535 on 03/19/2020 (656 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system may include a router that may receive a plurality of data packets from one or more devices that communicatively couples to the router. The system may also include at least one processor that identifies an identity of a device based on a data packet received by the router from the device, generate an insurance policy that includes the device in response to identifying the identity of the device, and sends a notification indicative of the insurance policy to a computing device in response to generating the insurance policy.

[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]


Investigation systems and methods employing positioning information from non-resident devices used for communications with controlled-environment facility residents
Patent No. 11216900 

Inventor(s): Brian Heith Galyean (Aurora, CO)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16519548 on 07/23/2019 (896 days app to issue)

Abstract: An investigative system uses positioning information, such as global position system information, from a non-resident device used for communication with a correctional facility inmate. Therein, a correctional facility communications application program upon installation on a non-resident communication device, prompts the non-resident to grant a waiver for an investigative data aggregation and analysis system associated with at least one correctional facility to access positioning information provided by the non-resident communication device, and prompts the non-resident to grant location reporting permission on the non-resident communication device, prior to use of the non-resident communication device to communicate with a correctional facility inmate. The investigative data aggregation and analysis system, thereafter, captures position data collected by the non-resident communication device. The investigative data aggregation and analysis system may analyze captured position data for a location of an event of investigative interest and provide an alert to an investigator, with the location.

[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]


Device manufacturing cycle time reduction using machine learning techniques
Patent No. 11216911 

Inventor(s): Kannappan Ramu (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Ryan, Mason Lewis, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16669667 on 10/31/2019 (796 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and processor-readable storage media for device manufacturing cycle time reduction using machine learning techniques are provided herein. An example computer-implemented method includes obtaining video input related to one or more manufacturing resources in a manufacturing environment; determining availability status information for at least one of the one or more manufacturing resources by applying one or more machine learning models to the obtained video input; and outputting the determined availability status information to at least one user device associated with the manufacturing environment.

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


Systems and methods for recognition of user-provided images
Patent No. 11216922 

Inventor(s): Chi-San Ho (Allen, TX), Micah Price (The Colony, TX), Yue Duan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16717662 on 12/17/2019 (749 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides devices, systems and computer-readable media for identifying object characteristics using a machine learning model trained to de-emphasize brightness values. The machine learning model can be trained using modified training data. Modifying the training data can include converting the training data from an original color space into a color space having a brightness channel. The values of the brightness channel for the training data can then be modified. After the values of the brightness channel are modified, the training data can be converted back into the original color space and used to train the machine learning model. A detection device can be configured with the machine learning model and used to identify object characteristics.

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


Patch splitting for improving video-based point cloud compression performance
Patent No. 11216984 

Inventor(s): Esmaeil Faramarzi (Richardson, TX), Indranil Sinharoy (Richardson, TX), Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16734224 on 01/03/2020 (732 days app to issue)

Abstract: An encoding device and methods for point cloud encoding are disclosed. The method for encoding includes generating, using a processor of an encoder, a first frame and a second frame that include patches representing a cluster of points of three-dimensional (3D) point cloud; identifying a patch to segment in the patches of the first frame and the second frame; determining, in response to identifying the patch, a path representing a boundary between segmented regions within the patch; segmenting the patch along the path into two patches for the first frame and the second frame; encoding the first frame and the second frame to generate a compressed bitstream; and transmitting, using a communication interface operably coupled to the processor, the compressed bitstream.

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


Method for efficiently computing and specifying level sets for use in computer simulations, computer graphics and other purposes
Patent No. 11217002 

Inventor(s): Stephen K. Lesser (Wellington, , NZ), Tom[hacek over (s)] Sk[hacek over (r)]ivan (Wellington, , NZ)
Assignee(s): WETA DIGITAL LIMITED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17184236 on 02/24/2021 (314 days app to issue)

Abstract: Surface features might represent features of a virtual fluid and a method might include obtaining a digital representation of the virtual fluid defined at least in part by an implicit surface, obtaining a digital representation of a collection of points defined relative to the implicit surface whereat the surface features are to be determined. A point of the collection of points might have associated therewith a plurality of attribute values specifying a property of the surface features. For an input point, a corresponding implicit surface point might be determined, along with, for the corresponding implicit surface point, a subset of the points within a search region. Interpolated attribute values might be obtained from attribute values associated with points of the subset, and a surface displacement value computed from interpolated attribute values. A dataset corresponding to the surface features might be generated.

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


Tracking of transport data
Patent No. 11217041 

Inventor(s): Joshua C. Batie (Frisco, TX), Louis Brugman (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16524767 on 07/29/2019 (890 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving, from at least one sensor associated with a transport, severity of damage information related to the transport, when the severity of damage exceeds a threshold: identifying sensitive data on the transport; removing a portion of the sensitive data from the transport; storing the removed portion on a storage apart from the transport; identifying additional data to replace the removed portion of the sensitive data; and adding the identified additional data to the sensitive data on the transport.

[G07C] TIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE (identification of persons A61B 5/117; indicating or recording apparatus for measuring in general, analogous apparatus but in which the input is not a variable to be measured, e.g. a hand operation, G01D; clocks, clock mechanisms G04B, G04C; time-interval measuring G04F; counting mechanisms per se G06M)


Alert volume normalization in a video surveillance system
Patent No. 11217088 

Inventor(s): Kishor Adinath Saitwal (Houston, TX), Wesley Kenneth Cobb (The Woodlands, TX)
Assignee(s): Intellective Ai, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Cooley LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15938759 on 03/28/2018 (1378 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for normalizing and publishing alerts using a behavioral recognition-based video surveillance system configured with an alert normalization module. Certain embodiments allow a user of the behavioral recognition system to provide the normalization module with a set of relative weights for alert types and a maximum publication value. Using these values, the normalization module evaluates an alert and determines whether its rareness value exceed a threshold. Upon determining that the alert exceeds the threshold, the module normalizes and publishes the alert.

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


Collaborative distributed agent-based traffic light system and method of use
Patent No. 11217094 

Inventor(s): Behnam Torabi (Dallas, TX), Rym Zalila-Wenkstern (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16946531 on 06/25/2020 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: In this disclosure, collaborative multi-agent-based TST is presented with dedicated intersection controllers that include software agents which read local and remote detection systems and then collaboratively optimize signal timing phases by considering the feedback of all controller agents that may be affected by a change. The disclosure also presents an augmented system which considers network input from handheld remote devices to update certain traffic light phase information and adapt to emerging emergency situations.

[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]


Apparatuses and methods for address detection
Patent No. 11217295 

Inventor(s): Jason M. Brown (Allen, TX), Kallol Mazumder (Plano, TX), Roger D. Norwood (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16600355 on 10/11/2019 (816 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for address detection are disclosed herein. An example apparatus it an address filter and an address tracking circuit. The address filter may be configured to receive a first address and to determine whether the first address matches an address of a plurality of addresses associated with the address filter. The address tracking circuit may be coupled to the address filter and configured to store the first address responsive to a determination that the first address matches an address of the plurality of addresses associated with the address filter. The address tracking circuit may further be configured to receive a second address and to change a count associated with the first address based on the second address matching the first address. The address tracking circuit may be configured to selectively provide the first address responsive to the count.

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


Delay-locked loop clock sharing
Patent No. 11217298 

Inventor(s): Michael V. Ho (Allen, TX), Younghoon Oh (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16817095 on 03/12/2020 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a memory device interface comprising a first data output, a second data output, a third data output, and a fourth data output, as well as a first path corresponding to the first data output, a second path corresponding to the second data output, a third path corresponding to the third data output, and a fourth path corresponding to the fourth data output. The apparatus also includes a signal transmission circuit comprising a first output that when in operation transmits a first clock signal to the first path, the second path, the third path, and the fourth path and a second output that when in operation transmits a second clock signal to the first path, the second path, the third path, and the fourth path.

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


Automated medication dispensing unit
Patent No. 11217336 

Inventor(s): Huan Nguyen (Lantana, TX), Larry Deans (Plano, TX), Maryann Tomechko (Plano, TX), Philip M. Anthony (Chicago, IL), Ronald Silva (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee(s): Alixa Rx, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Barcelo, Harrison Walker LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14046353 on 10/04/2013 (3014 days app to issue)

Abstract: In certain embodiments, a remote automated dispensing unit (ADU) may include an enclosed cabinet, one or more locking mechanisms to keep the cabinet secure, one or more doors on the cabinet to allow access to the internal components, and a computer system that manages the dispensing of inventory. The ADU may include a mechanism for the dispensing of medications for individual patients including: one or more canisters for storing medications, one or more canister base stations for securing the one or more canisters to the ADU, and a chute and funnel system for the guidance of medications as they fall from the canisters into a packaging station for packaging medications into packages for particular patients. One or more sensors may be used to detect misdispensing of medications, and a combination of sensors and operating sequences may be used to reduce the amount of misdispensed medication.

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


Onboarding a VNF which includes a VNFC composed of manageable software elements
Patent No. 11218337 

Inventor(s): Keith William Melkild (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17060050 on 09/30/2020 (461 days app to issue)

Abstract: The instant solution includes at least one element or action described or depicted herein.

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


System and method for facilitating a data exchange amongst communication devices connected via one or more communication networks
Patent No. 11218548 

Inventor(s): Qian Cai (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Voko Solutions Limited (Hong Kong, , HK)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17013515 on 09/04/2020 (487 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present subject matter discloses a system and a method for facilitating data exchange amongst communication devices connected via one or more communication networks. In accordance with the system and method, data may be received from one or more IoT devices of a plurality of IoT devices. The data may be associated with a first user. The data may be converted into normalized data, wherein the normalized data may comprise data of various formats. Based upon the normalized data, useful information may be extracted. The useful information may be matched with a first set of rules defined by a second user to obtain matched data. One or more products may be generated based on the matched data and a second set of rules defined by the first user. The one or more data products may be sent to the second user via a network.

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


Methods and systems for multi-access server orchestration
Patent No. 11218563 

Inventor(s): Anil K Guntupalli (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16996685 on 08/18/2020 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: An illustrative multi-access server orchestration system obtains, by way of a communication network, a service request for a client device. The service request indicates a client identity of the client device and represents a request for orchestration of service to be provided to the client device by a multi-access server of a set of multi-access servers associated with the communication network. In response to the service request and based on the client identity, the orchestration system identifies a network anchor point through which network traffic on the communication network is routed to the client device. The orchestration system also determines a subset of the set of multi-access servers. The subset may correspond to a service area of the identified network anchor point and may include one or more multi-access servers capable of fulfilling the service request for the client device. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.

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


Wireless communication methods
Patent No. 11218579 

Inventor(s): Corey Egan (Dallas, TX), Qinghui Tang (Plano, TX), Swapnil Bora (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ILUMI SOLUTIONS, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16852953 on 04/20/2020 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various wireless communication methods are provided for controlling two or more wireless devices. In one embodiment, various processes optimize the wireless communication, especially when multiple devices are present in a system or a network. In another embodiment, various controlling devices are accommodated in a network of devices at different points in time. The speed at which the new controlling device comes into a range of the networked devices is improved with existing signatures of different wireless protocols or devices present in the network. In another embodiment, a change in the signal strength of a wireless device can be used to detect an object or person, such as an intruder.

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


 

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System and method for recalibrating an augmented reality experience using physical markers
Patent No. 11216978 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17032889 on 09/25/2020 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide for a system and method for recalibrating an augmented reality experience in mobile devices using a plurality of physical markers. The system and methods provide for realigning the digital representation to the physical world using known physical locations associated with the physical markers that map directly to the digital representation.

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


Sheath-core fibers for superelastic electronics, sensors, and muscles
Patent No. 11217366 

Inventor(s): Dong Qian (Plano, TX), Hongbing Lu (Plano, TX), Nan Jiang (Richardson, TX), Ray H. Baughman (Dallas, TX), Shaoli Fang (Richardson, TX), Xavier N. Lepro (Richardson, TX), Zunfeng Liu (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15745383 on 07/15/2016 (1999 days app to issue)

Abstract: Superelastic conductive fibers, and more particularly, sheath-core fibers for superelastic electronics, sensors, and muscles, and a process for fabricating of highly stretchable sheath-core conducting fibers by wrapping fiber-direction-oriented conductive nanofiber sheets on stretched rubber fiber cores.

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


Multiple underfills for flip chip packages
Patent No. 11217460 

Inventor(s): Makarand Ramkrishna Kulkarni (Dallas, TX), Tae Kim (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15975167 on 05/09/2018 (1336 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of assembling a flip chip IC package includes applying core underfill material to a surface of a package substrate in a pattern including an area corresponding to a core region of an IC die thereon that is to be attached, that excludes of an area corresponding to corners of the IC die. The IC die is bonded to the package substrate by pushing the IC die with a sufficient force for the core underfill material is displaced laterally by the bumps so that the bumps contact the land pads. After the pushing the corners of the IC die are not on the core underfill. Edge underfilling includes dispensing a second underfill material that is curable liquid to fill an area under the corners of the IC die. The second underfill material is cured resulting in it having a higher fracture strength as compared to the core underfill.

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


Integrated circuit package with pre-wetted contact sidewall surfaces
Patent No. 11217513 

Inventor(s): Daiki Komatsu (Beppu, , JP), Makoto Shibuya (Beppu, , JP)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16825676 on 03/20/2020 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) package includes an encapsulation package that contains an integrated circuit die attached to a lead frame. A set of contacts is formed on the package that each have an exposed contact sidewall surface and an exposed contact lower surface. A protective layer of solder wettable material covers each contact sidewall surface.

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


Semiconductor apparatus and method having a lead frame with floating leads
Patent No. 11217522 

Inventor(s): Makoto Shibuya (Beppu, , JP)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16440184 on 06/13/2019 (936 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a packaged semiconductor device includes a frame, a pre-fabricated interposer, and an integrated circuit die. The frame includes multiple conductive frame leads and multiple conductive connection points, as well as a hole in the frame surrounded by the frame leads and the conductive connection points. The pre-molded interposer has an external perimeter including multiple conductive interposer leads, and is for insertion into the hole. At least one of the interposer leads does not extend to the external perimeter of the interposer. The die is electrically coupled to selected ones of the frame leads and of the interposer leads. The interposer is inserted into the hole and coupled to the frame, and the frame, interposer, and die are together encapsulated by encapsulation material.

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


Three-dimensional memory device containing compositionally graded word line diffusion barrier layer for and methods of forming the same
Patent No. 11217532 

Inventor(s): Adarsh Rajashekhar (Santa Clara, CA), Fei Zhou (San Jose, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA), Tatsuya Hinoue (Yokkaichi, , JP), Tomohiro Uno (Yokkaichi, , JP), Tomoyuki Obu (Yokkaichi,
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16020008 on 06/27/2018 (1287 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 stack structures extending through the alternating stack. Each of the electrically conductive layers includes a stack of a compositionally graded diffusion barrier and a metal fill material portion, and the compositionally graded diffusion barrier includes a substantially amorphous region contacting the interface between the compositionally graded diffusion barrier and a substantially crystalline region that is spaced from the interface by the amorphous region. The substantially crystalline region effectively blocks atomic diffusion, and the amorphous region induces formation of large grains during deposition of the metal fill material portions.

[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]


Bipolar junction transistor with constricted collector region having high gain and early voltage product
Patent No. 11217665 

Inventor(s): Alexei Sadovnikov (Sunnyvale, CA), Natalia Lavrovskaya (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16781674 on 02/04/2020 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a bipolar junction transistor having a collector, a base, and an emitter. The collector includes a current collection region, a constriction region laterally adjacent to the current collection region, and a contact region laterally adjacent to the constriction region, located opposite from the current collection region. The current collection region, the constriction region laterally, and the contact region all have the same conductivity type. The base includes a current transmission region contacting the current collection region and a constricting well laterally adjacent to, and contacting, the current transmission region and contacting the constriction region. The current transmission region and the constricting well have an opposite conductivity type than the current collection region, the constriction region laterally, and the contact region.

[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]


RF sensor heat shield
Patent No. 11217872 

Inventor(s): Robert T. Manley (Allen, TX), Waid A. Paine (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Renner, Otto, Boisselle Sklar, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16796302 on 02/20/2020 (684 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radio-frequency (RF) heat shield for electronics includes a first and second outer skin formed of an insulating material, an insulating core layer arranged between the first and second outer skin, wherein the insulating core layer has a lower dielectric constant as compared with a higher dielectric constant of the first and second outer skin, and a frequency selective surface (FSS) layer including a reflective metallization pattern that is RF transparent and formed on an exterior surface of each of the first and second outer skin.

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


Coaxial interface
Patent No. 11217949 

Inventor(s): David H. Cadenhead (Van Alstyne, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16918550 on 07/01/2020 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: A connector is provided and includes an alignment plate defining major and minor apertures, a capture plate and a pin plate. The capture plate includes an outer body defining an opening, an inner body traversing the opening and first elastic elements extending from the inner body to generate first biases. The capture plate is securable to the alignment plate to position the inner body between the major apertures. The pin plate defines intermediate apertures and includes pins and second elastic elements to generate second biases opposing the first biases. The pin plate is interposable between the alignment and capture plates whereby the intermediate and major apertures align and the pins extend through the minor apertures.

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


High-speed short-to-ground protection circuit for pass field-effect transistor (FET)
Patent No. 11217992 

Inventor(s): Angelo William Pereira (Allen, TX), Kae Ann Wong (Allen, TX), Luis Ariel Malave-Perez (Dallas, TX), Mikko Topi Loikkanen (Oulu, , FI), Mitsuyori Saito (Plano, TX), Siang Tong Tan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16843324 on 04/08/2020 (636 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a power supply source and a power control circuit coupled to the power supply source, in which the power control circuit includes a pass field-effect transistor (FET). The system also includes a short-to-ground protection circuit coupled to an output of the pass FET. The short-to-ground protection circuit includes a sense circuit configured to detect when a magnitude and a change rate of a voltage drop at the output of the pass FET is greater than respective thresholds. The short-to-ground protection circuit also includes a control node at the output of the sense circuit. The sense circuit is configured to induce a control current at the control node in response to the magnitude and the change rate of a voltage drop at the output of the pass FET being greater than respective thresholds. The control current is used to turn off the pass FET.

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


Control system for an electric motor/generator
Patent No. 11218038 

Inventor(s): Fred E. Hunstable (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Linear Labs, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16385344 on 04/16/2019 (994 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for a control system for motor/generator comprising: a controller configured to receive sensor input related to rotation of a plurality of coils relative to a throat of a partial toroidal magnetic cylinder, and energize the coils based on the sensor input.

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


DC electric motor/generator with enhanced permanent magnet flux densities
Patent No. 11218046 

Inventor(s): Fred E. Hunstable (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Linear Labs, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15813360 on 11/15/2017 (1511 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure relates in general to a new and improved system for producing electric energy or mechanical power, and in particular to an improved system and method for producing rotary motion from an electro-magnetic motor or generating electrical power from a rotary motion input by concentrating magnetic forces due to electromagnetism or geometric configurations.

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


Method and apparatus for power generation
Patent No. 11218067 

Inventor(s): Fred E. Hunstable (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Linear Labs, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16810920 on 03/06/2020 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of an electrical power generation device and methods of generating power are disclosed. One such method comprises creating magnetic flux forces generally transverse to a face of a magnet facing a center of a cylinder, moving a coil of wound conductive material partially through the center opening of the cylinder to produce the electric current and, routing resistive forces generated from the moving coil through an iron core, wherein the first coil is positioned concentrically about a first portion of the core, and further routing the resistive forces around the cylinder.

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


Low electromagnetic interference and switch loss motor driver
Patent No. 11218072 

Inventor(s): Anuj Jain (Lewisville, TX), Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay (Allen, TX), Sooping Saw (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16459814 on 07/02/2019 (917 days app to issue)

Abstract: Modulating a gate drive current supplied to an output drive switch coupled to an electric motor by performing at least the following: obtain a gate drive current modulation profile, supply, based on the gate drive current modulation profile, a first gate drive current level as the gate drive current when the output drive switch is operating within a first region, drop the first gate drive current level to a second gate drive current level when the output drive switch transitions from the first region to operating within a Miller region, increase the second gate drive current level to a third gate drive current level within the Miller region, and set the gate drive current to a fourth gate drive current level when the output drive switch transitions from the Miller region to operating within a third region.

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


Ultra-low Iq buck converter with switchable error amplifier
Patent No. 11218076 

Inventor(s): Antonio Priego (Freising, , DE), Gerhard Thiele (Dachau, , DE), Johann Erich Bayer (Thonhausen, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16558079 on 08/31/2019 (857 days app to issue)

Abstract: A switching converter circuit includes a hysteretic comparator with a reference voltage (VREF) node and a feedback node. The switching converter circuit also includes a switchable error amplifier circuit coupled to the feedback node of the hysteretic comparator. The switchable error amplifier circuit includes an error amplifier that is coupled to the feedback node during a power-save mode and that is decoupled from the feedback node during a deep power-save mode initiated in response to a duration of the power-save mode being greater than a time threshold.

[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]


Chopper stabilized attenuation for sense amplifiers
Patent No. 11218123 

Inventor(s): Hector Torres (Lucas, TX), Ricky Dale Jordanger (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16817084 on 03/12/2020 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: A current sense loop includes an attenuator circuit, which has an embedded input chopper circuit, and an amplifier circuit, which has an output chopper circuit. The embedded input chopper has a first chopper input that is coupled to a first attenuator input, a first chopper output that is coupled to a first attenuator output, a second chopper input that is coupled to a second attenuator input, and a second chopper output that is coupled to a second attenuator output. An amplifier has a first input coupled to the first attenuator output and a second input coupled to the second attenuator output. An NFET has a gate coupled to the amplifier output, a source coupled to a ground plane, and a drain coupled to the second attenuator input.

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


Methods and apparatus to improve switching conditions in a closed loop system
Patent No. 11218146 

Inventor(s): David Wayne Evans (Bentonville, AR), Kavitha Rapolu (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16921552 on 07/06/2020 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes: a capacitor having first and second terminals; a first switch; a second switch coupled to the second terminal; a first multiplier coupled between the first and second terminals; a second multiplier coupled between the first and second terminals; and a buffer having an input terminal and an output terminal. The first switch is coupled between the output terminal and the first 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]


Method of achieving robustness of the device in short circuit condition by adjusting the current limit threshold based repetitive fault condition
Patent No. 11218147 

Inventor(s): Adam Quirk (Dallas, TX), Md. Abidur Rahman (Richardson, TX), Stephen Nortman (Dallas, TX), Sualp Aras (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17018458 on 09/11/2020 (480 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit protective system. The system includes an output controlling enablement of a transistor and an input sensing an operational parameter associated with the transistor. The system also includes detection circuitry providing an event fault indicator if the operational parameter violates a condition. The system also includes protective circuitry disabling the transistor in response to the event fault indicator and subsequently selectively applying an enabling bias to the transistor; the enabling bias is selected from at least two different bias levels and in response to a number of event fault indications from the detection circuitry.

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


Intermediate frequency (IF) filtering for enhanced crossover attenuation in a repeater
Patent No. 11218237 

Inventor(s): Dale Robert Anderson (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Wilson Electronics, LLC (St. George, UT)
Law Firm: Thorpe North Western, LLP. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16583801 on 09/26/2019 (831 days app to issue)

Abstract: Technology for a repeater is disclosed. The repeater can include a signal path configured to carry a signal having a selected radio frequency (RF) bandwidth on an RF carrier at a selected frequency. The signal path can include an intermediate frequency (IF) filter block operable for down-conversion of the RF carrier to an IF carrier to enable the selected RF bandwidth of the signal to be bandpass filtered at an IF filter bandwidth having an IF passband frequency range and the IF passband frequency range of the IF filter bandwidth is greater than the selected RF bandwidth. The down-conversion to the IF carrier can provide increased crossover attenuation or midband isolation of the RF carrier for the repeater.

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


Methods and apparatus for transmitting modulation signals
Patent No. 11218266 

Inventor(s): Akihiko Matsuoka (Kanagawa, , JP), Masayuki Orihashi (Kanagawa, , JP), Yutaka Murakami (Osaka, , JP)
Assignee(s): Redwood Technologies, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ascenda Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17147528 on 01/13/2021 (356 days app to issue)

Abstract: A plurality of multicarrier signals is generated. Each of the plurality of multicarrier signals includes a pilot symbol sequence at a same temporal point in each multicarrier signal. Each pilot symbol sequence includes a plurality of pilot symbols with non-zero amplitude. The pilot symbol sequences are orthogonal to each other at the same temporal point. A quantity of the plurality of pilot symbols in each pilot symbol sequence is greater than or equal to a quantity of the plurality of multicarrier signals to be transmitted. The plurality of multicarrier signals are transmitted in an identical frequency band from a plurality of antennas. The plurality of antennas includes two, three, or four antennas.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Secure file sharing method and system
Patent No. 11218312 

Inventor(s): Rick L. Orsini (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Security First Corp. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16587847 on 09/30/2019 (827 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for securely sharing data. A processor forms two or more shares of a data set encrypted with a symmetric key, the data set associated with a first user device, and causes the encrypted data set shares to be stored separately from each other in at least one remote storage location. The processor generates first and second encrypted keys by encrypting data indicative of the symmetric key with a first asymmetric key of first and second asymmetric key pairs associated with the first user device and a second user device, respectively, and causes the encrypted key to be stored in the at least one storage location. To restore the data set, a predetermined number of the two or more encrypted data set shares and at least one of the second asymmetric keys of the first and second asymmetric key pairs are needed.

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


System and method for hybrid transmitter
Patent No. 11218356 

Inventor(s): Hong Jiang (Kernersville, NC), Jamil Mark Forrester (Summerfield, NC), Wael Al-Qaq (Oak Ridge, NC), Zhihang Zhang (Cary, NC)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17101742 on 11/23/2020 (407 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a device that includes: a first quadrature modulator configured to receive an in-phase portion of a baseband signal and a quadrature portion of the baseband signal, and to produce a first portion of an output signal according to the in-phase and quadrature portions of the baseband signal; a second quadrature modulator configured to receive a first modified signal and a second modified signal, and to produce a second portion of the output signal according to the first and second modified signals; an output circuit configured to sum the first and second portions of the output signal, and to transmit the output signal to an antenna; and a mode selection circuit configured to turn on the first quadrature modulator, to receive a control signal, and to determine whether to turn on the second quadrature modulator according to the control signal.

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


Automation system with edge computing
Patent No. 11218360 

Inventor(s): Edward Martell (Arlington, TX), Hanz Da Silva (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): QUEST AUTOMATED SERVICES, LLC (Tulsa, OK)
Law Firm: Hall Estill Law Firm (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16707918 on 12/09/2019 (757 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automation system employing multiple automated devices can establish and utilize two-way communication independent of a network controller by generating a unique network address with respective local circuitry. The local circuitry can be incorporated into a device or physically installed on-site in the form of an attachment, which allows automated devices to be upgraded and supplemented without altering the programming of a network controller.

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


Personal identity system
Patent No. 11218481 

Inventor(s): Manah M. Khalil (Coppell, TX), Michael R. Lamison (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16892435 on 06/04/2020 (579 days app to issue)

Abstract: A service provider may offer an identity proofing service that can be used to generate verifiable credentials (VCs) with customer-selected attributes. The VCs may use cryptographic signatures to indicate proof of identity certified by, for example, a telecommunications service provider. After a one-time process to obtain the VCs and associate them with a shell identity, the customer with a client device may use the VCs as a form of authentication for relying parties in a two-way (e.g., peer-to-peer) authentication process.

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


Methods and systems for automated parsing and identification of textual data
Patent No. 11218500 

Inventor(s): Harlan Parrott (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Secureworks Corp. (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16527353 on 07/31/2019 (888 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for parsing and identifying security log message data, which can include receiving system generated unstructured or partially semi-structured security log data from a plurality of source systems and devices, including a variety of different source systems and/or devices. The message data is received from the various sources in the form of raw log message data, as a stream of bytes received by a parsing system that identifies and extracts character features of the incoming raw messages. The extracted character features are compiled into data structures that are evaluated by a model(s) to determine segmentation boundaries thereof and generate message tokens, which are further classified as including variable data field(s) or as a template text string. Template categorized message tokens are used to provide message fingerprint information for characterizing the overall form of the message, and for comparison to a collection of previously stored/evaluated message fingerprints by a classifier. If the message fingerprint is determined to match a stored fingerprint with or above a selected confidence level, the parsed message can be stored. Unidentified message forms/fingerprints can be routed to a labeling system for further analysis, the results of which are used to train and update the character identification and classification engines/models.

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


Telephone network system and method
Patent No. 11218585 

Inventor(s): Ivan Zhidov (Chickasha, OK), Peter Rinfret (Nantucket, MA), Sunir Kochhar (Oro Valley, AZ)
Assignee(s): Flypsi, Inc. (Bedford, TX)
Law Firm: West Associates, A PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17243401 on 04/28/2021 (251 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems for and methods of delivering telephone calls using the combination of a data channel and a voice channel are disclosed. A data channel connection with the telephone handset may provide pre-call information used to set up incoming and outgoing calls which are ultimately connected using a voice channel. Use of the pre-call information may permit the same handset to be associated with multiple secondary telephone numbers from which calls appear to have been made and to which calls appear to have been placed.

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


Contact callback system
Patent No. 11218596 

Inventor(s): Chih-Hsiang Chow (Plano, TX), Elizabeth Furlan (Plano, TX), Steven Dang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17197695 on 03/10/2021 (300 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments for a customer callback system. An embodiment operates by determining a call action indicating a customer to whom a representative is to speak. Data corresponding to an identifier associated with a computing device of the customer and an ad history indicating when a plurality of ads were presented to an application on the computing device of the customer over a defined period of time are retrieved. Based on the data, a pattern associated with when the customer is using the computing device is generated. The pattern is based on a comparison of a first period of time a second period of time during when ads were presented to the computing device. Based on the pattern, a target time indicating when to perform the call action is produced.

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


Semi-global matching (SGM) cost compression
Patent No. 11218699 

Inventor(s): Darnell Moore (Allen, TX), Do-Kyoung Kwon (Allen, TX), Jing-Fei Ren (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16794551 on 02/19/2020 (685 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for performing semi-global matching (SGM) path cost compression. In some examples, the techniques may perform disparity-dependent sub-sampling of a set of SGM path costs where the sub-sampling ratio is determined based on a candidate disparity level. The sub-sampled SGM path costs may be stored in a memory. When retrieved from memory, the sub-sampled SGM path costs may be interpolated to reconstruct the other path costs not stored in the memory. The reconstructed path costs may be used for further SGM processing. In further examples, the techniques may perform disparity-dependent quantization on the SGM path costs or the sub-sampled SGM path costs, and store the quantized SGM path costs in memory. The techniques of this disclosure may reduce bandwidth as well as reduce the memory footprint needed to implement an SGM algorithm.

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


Speaker load diagnostics
Patent No. 11218823 

Inventor(s): Aditya Polepeddi (Ahmedabad, , IN), Jasjot Singh Chadha (Bengaluru, , IN), Mukund Navada Kanyana (Bengaluru, , IN), Sahiti Priya C (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16590590 on 10/02/2019 (825 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for performing speaker load diagnostics. A digital signal processor generates a diagnostic tone that is provided to the speaker. The diagnostic tone is generated using an oscillator internal to the digital signal processor. The digital signal processor receives current and voltage data from the speaker based on the diagnostic tone, and processes the current and voltage data to determine whether a fault condition exists in the speaker.

[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]


Providing security through characterizing internet protocol traffic to detect outliers
Patent No. 11218879 

Inventor(s): Aarthi Reddy (Allen, TX), Joshua Whitney (Richardson, TX), Melissa Lee (McKinney, TX), Mukund Rao (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16210601 on 12/05/2018 (1126 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, computer-readable medium, and apparatus for classifying IP network traffic are disclosed. For example, a method may include a processor for applying a regularized probabilistic model to internet protocol network traffic for performing geolocation, wherein the internet protocol network traffic contains internet protocol address information, detecting an outlier in the internet protocol network traffic, wherein the outlier is associated with a transaction over a network, and performing a remedial action to address the outlier.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Simple mesh network for wireless transceivers
Patent No. 11218942 

Inventor(s): Avraham Baum (Giva”t Shmuel, , IS), Benzy Gabay (Palo Alto, CA), Leonardo Estevez (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14031918 on 09/19/2013 (3029 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of operating a mesh network is disclosed (FIG. [b]6[/b]). The method includes receiving a data frame ([b]600[/b]) having a header with plural addresses (FIG. [b]1[/b]) and determining that the data frame is not from an access point or a leaf node ([b]602[/b]) of the mesh network. A next recipient address of the plural addresses is removed ([b]610[/b]) when the next recipient is a final destination. The next recipient address is set ([b]612[/b]) when the next recipient of the data frame is not a final destination. The data frame is transmitted ([b]614[/b]) to the next recipient.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for control resource set configuration for common control
Patent No. 11219010 

Inventor(s): Hongbo Si (Plano, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16805640 on 02/28/2020 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment (UE) for receiving control information in a wireless communication system includes a transceiver configured to receive a synchronization signal/physical broadcasting channel (SS/PBCH) block of an index i from a BS, wherein SS/PBCH block comprises a PBCH carrying master information block (MIB). The UE includes a processor configured to for the SS/PBCH block of the index i, determine a slot index n[subscript]0 [/subscript]as a sum of an offset value and [i*M]. The offset value is determined based on a first value O determined according to the index indicated in the MIB, wherein the index configures PDCCH monitoring occasions, and a second value indicated in the MIB, wherein the second value represents a subcarrier spacing configuration, wherein M is a positive number determined according to the index indicated in the MIB, and cause the transceiver to decode a PDCCH in the slot index n[subscript]0[/subscript].

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Concurrent use of multiple protocols on a single radio
Patent No. 11219039 

Inventor(s): Antony James Cave (Syston, , GB), Arvind Kandhalu Raghu (Plano, TX), Ramanuja Vedantham (Allen, TX), Xiaoxi Bruce Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16101121 on 08/10/2018 (1243 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for concurrent execution of multiple protocols using a single radio of a wireless communication device is provided that includes receiving, in a radio command scheduler, a first radio command from a first protocol stack of a plurality of protocol states executing on the wireless communication device, determining a scheduling policy for the first radio command based on a current state of each protocol stack of the plurality of protocol stacks, and scheduling the first radio command in a radio command queue for the radio based on the scheduling policy, wherein the radio command scheduler uses the radio command queue to schedule radio commands received from the plurality of protocol stacks.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Electromagnetic shields for sub-modules
Patent No. 11219144 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Miller (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16390761 on 04/22/2019 (988 days app to issue)

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

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


DESIGN PATENTS

Portable grill casing
Patent No. D939882 

Inventor(s): Cameron Mills Leggett (Dallas, TX), John Joseph Veatch, III (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Nomad Grills, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Thompson Patent Law (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29769358 on 02/04/2021 (334 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Door release
Patent No. D939917 

Inventor(s): David Leetz (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29725509 on 02/25/2020 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Counter for a bar on a seesaw
Patent No. D939986 

Inventor(s): Kinsey Harris (West Palm Beach, FL), Swastic Srihari (Addison, TX), Zorin Abraham (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): Pure Global Brands, Inc. (Mesquite, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29710990 on 10/28/2019 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Air intake grille
Patent No. D940012 

Inventor(s): Derek Scott Sancer (Denton, TX), Eric Norman Tucker (Denton, TX), Louis Daniel Heilaneh (Lewisville, TX), Zachary Steven Gross (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29724268 on 02/13/2020 (691 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle bumper
Patent No. D940015 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Scott Wood (Frisco, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29705346 on 09/11/2019 (846 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Leadframe
Patent No. D940090 

Inventor(s): Li-Ju Huang (Tainan, , TW), Michael Yimin Zhang (Palo Alto, CA)
Assignee(s): Diodes Incorporated (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29699936 on 07/30/2019 (889 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Seesaw
Patent No. D940265 

Inventor(s): Kinsey Harris (West Palm Beach, FL), Swastic Srihari (Addison, TX), Zorin Abraham (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): Pure Global Brands, Inc. (Mesquite, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29710912 on 10/28/2019 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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