Dallas Invents: 112 Patents Granted for Week of June 8

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 15 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  7-Eleven's position tracking using edge computing
•  Halliburton's tracers and trackers in a perf ball
•  Colhurst Concepts' temporary pool cover and floor system
•  Ingenious Ingredients' compositions to promote muscle growth and function
•  My Favorite Groomer's animal supporting device
•  Reflect Systems' location-specific digital media advertising
•  Motus Labs' spiral cam gearbox mechanism

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 June 9, 2021 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

112 patents granted
Ranked No. 15 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 6
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 9
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 5
D: TEXTILES; PAPER 2
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 8
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 8
G: PHYSICS 33
H: ELECTRICITY 33
Design: 7


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 15
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 7
Sandisk Technologies (Addison) 5
Syndiant Inc. (Dallas) 3
Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) 3
The University of Texas System Board of Regents, (Austin) 2
CareView Communications Inc. (Lewisville) 2
Micron Technology Inc. (Boise, ID) 2
Motus Labs LLC (Dallas) 2

UNASSIGNED 11


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Carlos A. Hoefken (Dallas) 2
Cetin Kaya (Plano) 2
Derek del Carpio (Corinth) 2
Hiap Liew Ong (Southlake) 2
Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas) 2
John Richard McCullough (Weatherford) 2
Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove) 2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Automated animal feeding system and method of use
Patent No. 11026399 

Inventor(s): George William Estep, II (Arlington, TX), Robert Allen Hatcherson (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Game Country Inc. (Albany, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16035396 on 07/13/2018 (1061 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are various aspects of animal feeders and animal feeding systems. In one aspect, the animal feeding system includes: (1) a container for receiving feed therein, (2) a sensor, (3) a controller, (4) a communications module coupled with the controller and configured for both short-range and long-range communication with at least one user interface and the at least one sensor, (5) a dispenser for dispensing feed, and (6) a gate connected with a motor, the gate for controlling the flow of food from the container to the dispenser, the gate controlled by a motor, wherein the controller is configured to automatically regulate feeding times according to the location of the animal feeding system and the corresponding sunrise and sunset times of the location.

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


Cosmetics retrieval device and applicator
Patent No. 11026495 

Inventor(s): Shawna Burger (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16412676 on 05/15/2019 (755 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments of devices for retrieving and applying product from within a container are provided. In one embodiment the device comprises a flexible shaft having a proximal and distal end; a rod having a proximal and distal end, the rod positioned within the flexible shaft; and a tip coupled to the distal end of the rod by a living hinge. Pressure applied between the proximal and distal end of the flexible shaft bends the living hinge which rotates the tip from a first position to a second position.

[A45D] HAIRDRESSING OR SHAVING EQUIPMENT; MANICURING OR OTHER COSMETIC TREATMENT (wigs, toupees, or the like A41G 3/00, A41G 5/00; hairdressers’ chairs A47C 1/04; hair cutting appliances, razors B26B)


Animal supporting device
Patent No. 11026773 

Inventor(s): Dede Jan Croy (Fort Worth, TX), Timothy Joseph Lee (Springfield, VA)
Assignee(s): MY FAVORITE GROOMER (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16144874 on 09/27/2018 (985 days app to issue)

Abstract: An animal supporting device having a having three primary dimensions of unequal lengths for engaging the abdomen or other body part of an animal at various support elevations. The device may have one or more trough-shaped channels for engaging the abdomen or other body part of the animal at alternative support elevations. The device may have a dog-bone-shaped outline. Other embodiments are described and shown.

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


Modular plate and cage elements and related methods
Patent No. 11026801 

Inventor(s): Jon Suh (Ambler, PA), Sean Suh (Milltown, NJ)
Assignee(s): CTL Medical Corporation (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Brainspark Associates, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16291278 on 03/04/2019 (827 days app to issue)

Abstract: An interbody system for implanting between vertebrae, the interbody system comprises a cage having a cage body that includes a graft chamber having a volume that receives graft material, a sagittal wall that forms a portion of the graft chamber, and a wall membrane that forms another portion of the graft chamber. The interbody system may comprise an interbody device that includes an aperture that receives a bone fastener, wherein the wall membrane interacts with the bone fastener. The wall membrane may bend as result of a force applied by the bone fastener to a portion of the wall membrane, thereby providing directional support to the bone fastener and/or forcing graft material from the graft chamber.

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


Administration of berberine metabolites
Patent No. 11026929 

Inventor(s): Jacob Wilson (Tampa, FL), Ryan Lowery (Tampa, FL), Terry LaCore (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Keto Patent Group, Inc. (Melissa, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16403992 on 05/06/2019 (764 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, berberine metabolites, such as dihydroberberine and/or tetrahydroberberine, may be administered to manage blood glucose levels, increase ketone levels (e.g., blood concentration of ketones), and/or for therapeutic purposes in humans. The administration of a pharmaceutically effective amount of berberine metabolites, such as dihydroberberine, may reduce fasting blood glucose levels, improve glucose tolerance, and/or improve blood ketone response. In some implementations, berberine metabolites may be administered with one or more other compounds.

[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)


Compositions and methods of use thereof to promote muscle growth and function
Patent No. 11026991 

Inventor(s): Anton Fliri (Stonington, CT), Kylin Lao (Lewisville, TX), Martin Purpura (Austin, TX), Ralf Jaeger (Milwaukee, WI), Shawn Wells (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Ingenious Ingredients, LP (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Dentons Davis Brown, P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16388490 on 04/18/2019 (782 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed compositions and methods relate to the increasing muscle mass, preventing muscle atrophy, promoting muscle growth, as well as treatment of various other conditions and diseases. In certain aspects, the disclosed compositions are comprised dileucine and leucine and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. In certain aspects, disclosed compositions are administered to subjects in need thereof to increase muscle mass, prevent muscle atrophy, and/or promote muscle growth.

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


 

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

Methods for forming rotor blades having foam cores
Patent No. 11027465 

Inventor(s): Andrew Paul Haldeman (Fort Worth, TX), Dalton T. Hampton (Fort Worth, TX), James A. Cordell (Azle, TX), Jesse J. Wrabel (Fort Worth, TX), Suvankar Mishra (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16141127 on 09/25/2018 (987 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided in one example embodiment and may include positioning at least one nozzle within a hollow portion of a rotor blade at a distance associated with a span of the rotor blade and providing, via the at least one nozzle, a liquid foam mixture in the hollow portion, wherein the liquid foam expands and becomes a solid foam material that fills the hollow portion of the rotor blade. Another method is provided in another example embodiment and may include providing a plurality of openings for a rotor blade that are positioned proximate to a hollow portion of the rotor blade and providing a liquid foam mixture in the hollow portion of the rotor blade through at least one opening of the rotor blade, wherein the liquid foam mixture expands and becomes a solid foam material that fills the hollow portion of the rotor blade.

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


Tri-fold tonneau cover usable outside of vehicle
Patent No. 11027602 

Inventor(s): Bruce Amble (Saline, 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: 16698331 on 11/27/2019 (559 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tonneau cover structured to cover a pickup truck cargo bed includes a first cover panel having an exterior surface along a first side of the first cover panel. A transition cover panel is connected to the first cover panel so as to be rotatable with respect to the first cover panel about a first axis of rotation, to both a first side of a first reference plane and a second side of the first reference plane opposite the first side of the first reference plane. A second cover panel is rotatably connected to the transition cover panel so as to be rotatable with respect to the transition cover panel about a second axis of rotation to both a first side of a second reference plane also to a second side of the second reference plane opposite the first side of the second reference plane.

[B60J] WINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES (fastening, suspending, closing, or opening of such devices E05)


Vehicle seat belt systems
Patent No. 11027696 

Inventor(s): Lauren Abro (West Bloomfield, 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: 16386805 on 04/17/2019 (783 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle seat belt system includes a retractable seat belt buckle, one or more buckle sensors, and a control unit. The control unit is communicatively coupled to the one or more buckle sensors and one or more drive systems of a vehicle. The retractable seat belt buckle is movable between an extended position and a retracted position. The one or more buckle sensors are positioned to sense a position of the retractable seat belt buckle and output a signal indicative of the position of the retractable seat belt buckle. The control unit receives the signal from the one or more buckle sensors, determines the position of the retractable seat belt buckle based on the signal from the one or more buckle sensors, and transmits a stop signal to the one or more vehicle drive systems to cause the one or more vehicle drive systems to prevent motion of the vehicle when the retractable seat belt buckle is positioned in the extended position.

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


Vehicle driving mode safety system
Patent No. 11027764 

Inventor(s): Justin J. Chow (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16020885 on 06/27/2018 (1077 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for automatically regulating activation of one or more driving modes of a vehicle. The system includes a steering wheel sensor connected to a steering wheel and configured to detect whether two hands of a driver are in contact with the steering wheel. The system, includes a driving mode button configured to receive an indication from the driver to activate a driving mode, the driving mode adjusting at least one vehicle performance setting including a throttle sensitivity setting, a shift control setting, a traction control setting, or a stability control setting. The system includes an electronic control unit (ECU) configured to adjust the at least one vehicle performance setting in response to receiving the indication from the driver to activate the driving mode and receiving an indication from the steering wheel sensor that the two hands of the driver are in contact with the steering wheel.

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


Control method for preventing differences between rotor tilt angles in a fly-by-wire tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 11027821 

Inventor(s): Brady Garrett Atkins (Euless, TX), Michael David Trantham (Arlington, TX), Paul David Ruckel (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15876420 on 01/22/2018 (1233 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for preventing a maximum asymmetric condition between pylon tilt angles due to a degraded pylon in a fly-by-wire tiltrotor aircraft during transitions between airplane mode and helicopter mode includes a conversion system for imparting movement on a right and left pylon. A flight control computer is operatively connected to a set of transducers for measuring pylon angles. The flight control computer is further connected to a set of actuators which are attached to each pylon. The flight control computer receives flight dynamics input from the set of transducers and/or the pilot and sends pylon command to the set of actuators. The conversion system measures the difference between the pylon angles during the transition and provides a pylon command adjustment if the difference exceeds a preset threshold.

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


Inboard centrifugal force bearing attachment
Patent No. 11027834 

Inventor(s): Andrew Maresh (Lewisville, TX), Chyausong Tzeng (Arlington, TX), John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Robert Wardlaw (Keller, TX), Troy Cyril Schank (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15902402 on 02/22/2018 (1202 days app to issue)

Abstract: An inboard bearing attachment for carrying centrifugal force (‘’CF’’) loads in a rotor blade assembly of a rotorcraft includes a CF fitting having a curved surface and a shear bearing retainer aligned with the curved surface. A mounting flange connected to either the CF fitting or the shear bearing retainer is used to mount the inboard bearing attachment to a yoke.

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


Aircraft having thrust to weight dependent transitions
Patent No. 11027837 

Inventor(s): John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16154359 on 10/08/2018 (974 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft includes an airframe having first and second wings with first and second pylons extending therebetween and having a two-dimensional distributed thrust array of outboard propulsion assemblies attached thereto. A flight control system is coupled to the airframe and is operable to independently control a rotor speed and a thrust vector of each propulsion assembly. In a low thrust to weight configuration, transitions from the VTOL orientation to the biplane orientation include establishing a pitch down flight attitude while engaging in collective thrust vectoring of the outboard propulsion assemblies to maintain hover stability followed collectively reducing the thrust vector angles to initiate forward flight. In a high thrust to weight configuration, transitions from the VTOL orientation to the biplane orientation include maintaining a level flight attitude while collectively increasing the thrust vector angles of the outboard propulsion assemblies to initiate forward flight.

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


Portable leg lift device for an airplane seat
Patent No. 11027849 

Inventor(s): Srinivasan Chellappa (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Savantek Patent Services (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16985032 on 08/04/2020 (308 days app to issue)

Abstract: A portable leg lift device for an airplane seat with a seat panel, a movable leg lift panel, a stationary panel, an inflatable chamber, an inflation tube, an outer foldable outer panel and a inner foldable panel. The outer foldable panel is attached to the seat panel and the movable leg lift panel. The inner foldable panel is attached to the stationary panel. The inner foldable panel is also attached to the outer foldable panel. The inflatable chamber is attached on its distal surface to the inner wall of the movable leg lift panel and on its proximal surface to the stationary panel. The seat panel rests on the surface of an airplane seat. The inflation chamber can be inflated thereby lifting the movable leg panel and raising the lower legs of a person sitting on the seat panel.

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


Duct support
Patent No. 11028944 

Inventor(s): Brent Scannell (L’’ile-Bizard, , CA), Jean Pierre Paradis (Sainte Therese, , CA), Jon Damon Bennett (W. Melbourne, FL), Joshua Allan Edler (Dallas, TX), Keith C. Pedersen (North Richland Hills, TX), Thomas Mast (Carrollton, TX, U
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15994518 on 05/31/2018 (1104 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example of a duct support for a rotorcraft includes a stabilizing mechanism configured to transfer a weight of a duct to an airframe of the rotorcraft, where the duct undergoes thermal expansion. The stabilizing mechanism includes a first stabilizing member attached to the duct, a second stabilizing member attached to the rotorcraft, and a coupling mechanism where the coupling mechanism is configured to couple the first stabilizing member to the second stabilizing member and accommodate thermal expansion of the duct by allowing for movement of the first stabilizing member relative to the second stabilizing member. In an example, the duct is an exhaust duct of an engine of the rotorcraft and heat from the engine cause the exhaust duct to undergo the thermal expansion.

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


Methods for extracting proteins from a blood-based material
Patent No. 11028125 

Inventor(s): David Peter Nowotnik (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Plasma Technologies, LLC (Charleston, SC)
Law Firm: Fish IP Law, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16072175 on 08/10/2017 (1398 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of producing multiple protein products from blood-based materials including alpha-1-proteinase inhibitor, gamma globulin, albumin, and other proteins are described herein. The inventive methods include steps of: salt fractionation, chromatography, ultrafiltration, diafiltration, solvent-detergent treatment, and sterile filtration. Advantageously, the inventive methods are simple and produce alpha-1-proteinase inhibitor, gamma globulin, albumin, and other proteins in high yields. The sequence of process steps can be selected to obtain multiple products from various in-process materials, such as supernatants, pastes, chromatography flow-though, and chromatography washes.

[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]


Dopant-free conductive bioelastomers
Patent No. 11028215 

Inventor(s): Yi Hong (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16073229 on 02/15/2017 (1574 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides dopant-free conductive elastomeric polyurethanes that have broad biomedical application, including smart drug delivery, electronics and biomedicine. In various embodiments, a dopant-free conductive, elastomeric polyurethane is designed by covalently conjugating biodegradable segment, conductive segment and dopant molecule into one polymer chain. The dopant-free conductive polyurethanes according to various embodiments of the invention exhibit attractive mechanical properties, including bending, knotting, stretching and recoiling. The biodegradable, conductive elastomer also exhibit good electroactivity and electrical stability without extra dopant involvement.

[C08G] MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS OBTAINED OTHERWISE THAN BY REACTIONS ONLY INVOLVING CARBON-TO-CARBON UNSATURATED BONDS (fermentation or enzyme-using processes to synthesise a desired chemical compound or composition or to separate optical isomers from a racemic mixture C12P) [2]


Compositions comprising aminated dextrin compounds and subterranean treatment methods using the same
Patent No. 11028314 

Inventor(s): Ashoka V. R. Madduri (Belmont, MA), Charles R. Landis (The Woodlands, TX), Christopher P. Gardner (Cresson, TX), Curtis J. Rodencal (Cresson, TX), Kristopher Megahan (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): Integrity Bio-Chemicals, LLC (Cresson, TX)
Law Firm: Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16482563 on 07/11/2019 (698 days app to issue)

Abstract: Interactions between aqueous fluids and clay-containing subterranean formations may be problematic due to issues associated with clay destabilization and migration. Subterranean treatment methods may comprise: providing a clay stabilizing composition comprising an amine-functionalized dextrin compound having 2 to about 20 glucose units linked together with (1,4) glycosidic bonds, and an amine-functionalized dextran polymer having a plurality of glucose units linked together with (1,6) glycosidic bonds; introducing the clay stabilizing composition into a subterranean formation bearing a clay-containing mineral; and interacting the amine-functionalized dextrin compound and the amine-functionalized dextran polymer with the clay-containing mineral to affect stabilization thereof. A portion of the glucose units are oxidatively opened and functionalized with at least one amine group at a site of oxidative opening in both the amine-functionalized dextrin compound and the amine-functionalized dextran polymer. The amine-functionalized dextrin compound and the amine-functionalized dextran polymer operate synergistically with one another.

[C09K] MATERIALS FOR APPLICATIONS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Proppant compositions and methods of use
Patent No. 11028318 

Inventor(s): Terrence Palisch (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CARBO Ceramics Inc. (Houston, TX), National Technology Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM), UNM Rainforest Innovations (Albuquerque, NM)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16133844 on 09/18/2018 (994 days app to issue)

Abstract: Proppant compositions for use in hydraulic fracturing and methods of using same are disclosed herein. The proppant compositions include a plurality of proppant particulates and at least one particulate of the plurality of proppant particulates containing at least one tracer, wherein the at least one tracer separates from the at least one particulate located inside a fracture of a subterranean formation after a period of time.

[C09K] MATERIALS FOR APPLICATIONS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


 

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

Methods for treatment of oncological disorders using an epimetabolic shifter (coenzyme Q10)
Patent No. 11028446 

Inventor(s): John Patrick McCook (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Berg LLC (Framingham, MA)
Law Firm: McCarter English, LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16421788 on 05/24/2019 (746 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and formulations for treating oncological disorders in humans using Coenzyme Q10 are described.

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


[D] TEXTILES; PAPER


Protective apparel
Patent No. 11028505 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Lambert (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Sanchelima Associates, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16221963 on 12/17/2018 (904 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is disclosing protective apparel comprising a textile fabric of a defined material. Defined material includes textile clothing fiber embedded with microfilaments of a metal forming a Farady cage around a wearer. Protective apparel blocks electromagnetic and/or radio frequency field waves.

[D03D] WOVEN FABRICS; METHODS OF WEAVING; LOOMS


[D] TEXTILES; PAPER


System for manufacture of bulletproof components, sheets, and garments with high modulus strong fibers held in a polyamide matrix
Patent No. 11028510 

Inventor(s): Michael A. Pero, III (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Ernest D. Buff Associates, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16690346 on 11/21/2019 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bulletproof garment fabric comprises parallel high strength fibers that are placed in layers. The layers are arranged in multiple orientations to resist bullet penetration stress and bonded to each other by precipitated ultrafine particles of nylon. The bonded high strength fibers resist the penetration load of a bullet and are thereby operative to prevent penetration of the bullet through the garment fabric. A porous nylon sheet is injection molded, and combined with strong fibrous materials having high modulus to form a layered sandwich that imparts strength and anti-ballistic properties to jackets, components and armor for vehicles and aircraft used in military 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

Demountable wall system with removable cover
Patent No. 11028579 

Inventor(s): Conor McDonald (Cleveland, OH), Gavin Brin (Concord, , CA), James P. Clark (Terrell, TX), Jarett Gibson (Terrell, TX), Jeffrey James Phillips (Grand Rapids, MI), Joseph Schiavone (Queen Creek, AZ), Kelley Douglass (Weston,
Assignee(s): OLDCASTLE BUILDINGENVELOPE, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16665996 on 10/28/2019 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: A demountable wall system includes a frame component that has a base. The demountable wall system also includes a biasing element and a cover that is removably coupled to the frame component. The cover includes a cover body and an engagement projection extending outwards from the cover body, and the biasing element is configured to bias the cover such that the engagement projection engages the frame component.

[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)


Deck frame with integral attachment tabs
Patent No. 11028580 

Inventor(s): Aaron Jesiolowski (Garland, TX), Geoff T. Luczycki (Garland, TX), Kevin B. Flatt (Garland, TX), Kevin T. Burt (Dallas, TX), Matthew Carlyle Sherstad (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Fortress Iron, LP (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15990351 on 05/25/2018 (1110 days app to issue)

Abstract: A deck frame includes at least one perimeter support member that has a joist support wall, a web wall extending perpendicularly from the joist support wall, and an overhang wall extending perpendicularly from the web wall. The web wall includes a plurality of spaced apart joist attachment features. Each attachment feature includes a slot defined by the web wall, a first tab extending from a first perimeter edge of the slot at a first angle with respect to the web wall, and a second tab extending from a second perimeter edge of the slot opposite the first perimeter edge in a first direction and forming a second angle with respect to the web wall. The first tab is disposed spaced apart from the second tab in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction.

[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)


Roofing system with changeable decorative elements
Patent No. 11028590 

Inventor(s): Daniel E. Boss (Morris Township, NJ), Denis Tibah (Waxahachie, TX), Kevin A. Pollack (Dallas, TX), Trieu Nguyen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17134817 on 12/28/2020 (162 days app to issue)

Abstract: A roofing system comprises layered construction panels, each having a bottom structural layer to provide strength and support. A performance layer overlies the structural layer and provides performance or functional characteristics such as water proofing, water shedding and/or impact resistance. An upper or decorative layer overlies the performance layer and provides aesthetic features or a decorative appearance for the roofing system. The decorative layer of the construction panels can be removed without damaging or affecting the performance layer. The appearance of a roof can thereby be changed at will without requiring that the entire roofing system be removed and replaced.

[E04D] ROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS (coverings of outer walls by plaster or other porous material E04F 13/00)


Temporary pool cover and floor system
Patent No. 11028606 

Inventor(s): Italia Marisol Ovalle (Duncanville, TX), Luis Fernando Ramirez (Duncanville, TX), Sherwood Nol Wagner (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Colhurst Concepts, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Hitchcock Evert LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16866662 on 05/05/2020 (399 days app to issue)

Abstract: The innovation relates to a pool covering system that is usable as a flooring surface. The pool covering system includes brackets that support beams spanning the pool opening. The beams provide structural support to cross members and flooring placed on top of the beams. The pool covering system does not require significant drainage of the pool or damage the pool structure during installation and use.

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


Low friction high speed roll door at high wind loads
Patent No. 11028639 

Inventor(s): Ruiping Ouyang (Richardson, TX), Sree Lakshmi Kanuri (Lewisville, TX), Toru Kimura (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): OVERHEAD DOOR CORPORATION (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15618813 on 06/09/2017 (1460 days app to issue)

Abstract: A high speed roll door is movable between an open and a closed position at an opening of a building. The door includes a flexible curtain and a pair of side columns. Each side column provides an inner track to guide the curtain in vertical movement and restrain the curtain from lateral movement during deployment and retraction. The curtain further includes multiple cross bars supporting the flexible curtain from one of the pair of side columns to the other. Each of the cross bars further includes a first longitudinal bar sandwiching part of the curtain; and a second longitudinal bar pivotally connected to the first longitudinal bar. The hinge has an axis of rotation parallel to the first and the second longitudinal bars. At least a wheel is rotatably affixed to each end of the second longitudinal bar to engage the inner track of each of the side columns.

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


Downhole tools with improved arrangements of cutters
Patent No. 11028650 

Inventor(s): Carl Aron Deen (Fort Worth, TX), Christopher M. Casad (Benbrook, TX)
Assignee(s): Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.P. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16104855 on 08/17/2018 (1026 days app to issue)

Abstract: Earth boring tools having offset blades with a plurality of fixed cutters having side rake or lateral rakes configured for improving chip removal and evacuation, drilling efficiency, and/or depth of cut management as compared with conventional arrangements.

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


System and method for determining the location of a bottom hole assembly
Patent No. 11028684 

Inventor(s): Teddy Chen (Austin, TX), Todd W. Benson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Motive Drilling Technologies, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16242564 on 01/08/2019 (882 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for surface steerable drilling are provided. In one example, the system receives toolface information for a bottom hole assembly (BHA) and non-survey sensor information corresponding to a location of the BHA in a borehole. The system calculates an amount of incremental progress made by the BHA based on the non-survey sensor information and calculates an estimate of the location based on the toolface information and the amount of incremental progress. The system repeats the steps of receiving toolface information and non-survey sensor information and calculating an amount of incremental progress to calculate an estimate of a plurality of locations representing a path of the BHA from a first survey point towards a second sequential survey point.

[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]


Tracers and trackers in a perf ball
Patent No. 11028687 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16613075 on 09/12/2017 (1365 days app to issue)

Abstract: A perf ball includes a first dissolvable component, an electronic racer and/or a matrix of tracer particles in a wellbore environment. The electronic tracer and at least some tracer particles in the matrix of tracer particles are releasable from the perf ball upon dissolution of the first dissolvable component in a wellbore environment. Some tracer particles in the matrix of tracer particles are dissolvable in oil. Some tracer particles in the matrix of tracer particles are dissolvable in aqueous medium. The electronic tracer can include a sensor and memory for recording properties of the wellbore environment, including any of pressure, temperature, fluid composition, or other environmental, physical, or chemical parameters.

[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

 

Piston for a hydraulic unit of a cam phaser and cam phaser
Patent No. 11028738 

Inventor(s): John Snyder (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): ECO Holding 1 GmbH (Marktheidenfeld, , DE)
Law Firm: Von Rohrscheidt Patents (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16202386 on 11/28/2018 (923 days app to issue)

Abstract: A piston for a hydraulic unit of a cam phaser, wherein the piston is configured cylindrical and wherein the piston is received axially movable in a cam phaser opening of the cam phaser, wherein according to a positioning of the piston a plurality of connections, in particular operating connections of the cam phaser are opened and closed, wherein the piston includes an outer contour that is configured for opening or closing the connections wherein the outer contour is configured complementary to an inner contour of the cam phaser opening in order to provide opening and/or closing of the connections. The invention also relates to a cam phaser.

[F01L] CYCLICALLY OPERATING VALVES FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES (valves in general F16K)


Resin transfer molded rocket motor nozzle with adaptive geometry
Patent No. 11028803 

Inventor(s): Gray Fowler (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Renner, Otto, Boisselle Sklar, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16126225 on 09/10/2018 (1002 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rocket motor has a nozzle that is reconfigurable by erosion or ablation of the material around the throat of the nozzle. The nozzle throat has layers of materials with different erosion characteristics, with the erosion occurring so as to achieve the desired nozzle characteristics (configurations) during different parts of the fuel burn. The nozzle throat includes relatively-high-erosion material layers and relatively-low-erosion material layers, with some layers of the throat resisting erosion, while other of the layers erode or ablate relatively quickly. The relatively-low-erosion material layers may act as thermal barriers to fix the throat at relatively stable geometry for long periods of time, such as during most of the burn of different fuel segments, with the relatively-high-erosion material layers allowing rapid transition of the throat from one geometry to the next. The layers may be made by resin transfer molding (RTM).

[F02K] JET-PROPULSION PLANTS (arrangement or mounting of jet-propulsion plants in land vehicles or vehicles in general B60K; arrangement or mounting of jet-propulsion plants in waterborne vessels B63H; controlling aircraft attitude, flight direction, or altitude by jet reaction B64C; arrangement or mounting of jet-propulsion plants in aircraft B64D; plants characterised by the power of the working fluid being divided between jet propulsion and another form of propulsion, e.g. propeller, F02B, F02C; features of jet-propulsion plants common to gas-turbine plants, air intakes or fuel supply control of air-breathing jet-propulsion plants F02C)


Artificial muscle actuators
Patent No. 11028835 

Inventor(s): Franklin Le (Richardson, TX), Luis Plata (Richardson, TX), Marcio Dias Lima (Richardson, TX), Marilu Guerrero (Richardson, TX), Randy Allen (Richardson, TX), Yang Yang (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Greenblum Bernstein, P.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16466532 on 12/07/2017 (1279 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hinge-type actuator device in accordance with the present disclosure may include a first and second paddle, a first and second artificial muscle actuator segment, and a plurality of contacts, where the first and second artificial muscle actuator segments are actuated via the contacts, actuation of the first artificial muscle actuator segment causes the first and second paddle to open the hinge-type actuator, and actuation of the second artificial muscle actuator segment causes the first and second paddle to close the hinge-type actuator.

[F03G] SPRING, WEIGHT, INERTIA, OR LIKE MOTORS; MECHANICAL-POWER-PRODUCING DEVICES OR MECHANISMS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR OR USING ENERGY SOURCES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (arrangements in connection with power supply in vehicles from force of nature B60K 16/00; electric propulsion with power supply in vehicles from force of nature B60L 8/00)


Multi-drilled fasteners
Patent No. 11028872 

Inventor(s): Scott David Poster (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16516365 on 07/19/2019 (690 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes a fastener comprising: a fastener body having a longitudinal axis and a first external male threaded portion, and two or more through-holes perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the fastener body in the threaded portion.

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


Simplified gearbox mechanism
Patent No. 11028909 

Inventor(s): Carlos A. Hoefken (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): MOTUS LABS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16266637 on 02/04/2019 (855 days app to issue)

Abstract: The improved gearbox mechanism of the present invention includes a plurality of cam-actuated simplified gear block assemblies, which transfer power from a power shaft to a secondary or output gear element. Each gear block assembly includes a gear block having a surface that periodically interfaces with a secondary or output gear element. In a preferred embodiment the interface surface comprises a plurality of projections or teeth which correspond to complementary projections or gear teeth on the output gear element. Each gear block assembly further includes a gear block, a torque lever arm, cam followers and/or a socket, which connect or link the gear block to a cam assembly, which in turn is connected to a power source. The cam assembly includes about its circumference a unique pathway or groove for each linkage assembly of a particular gear block assembly so that the movement of the gear block may be controlled in two dimensions in accordance with a certain design parameter.

[F16H] GEARING


Spiral cam gearbox mechanism
Patent No. 11028910 

Inventor(s): Carlos A. Hoefken (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): MOTUS LABS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16541892 on 08/15/2019 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: The improved gearbox mechanism of the present invention includes a plurality of cam-actuated gear block assemblies, which transfer power from a power shaft to a secondary or output gear element. Each gear block assembly includes a gear block having a surface that periodically interfaces with a secondary or output gear element. In a preferred embodiment the interface surface comprises a plurality of projections or teeth which correspond to complementary holes, projections or gear teeth on the output gear element. Each gear or torque block assembly further includes pivot assemblies, which connect or link the torque block to a cam assembly, which in turn is connected to a power source. The cam assembly comprises a set of corresponding cam elements arranged in a tandem configuration and having a unique circuitous pathway or groove formed therein so that the movement of the torque block may be controlled in three dimensions in accordance with a certain design parameter. In a preferred embodiment, a portion of the pathway is generally spiral in shape.

[F16H] GEARING


No wrap strap for decorative Christmas lights
Patent No. 11029004 

Inventor(s): Stacy L. Kennedy (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Nixon Peabody LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15929791 on 05/21/2020 (383 days app to issue)

Abstract: A no wrap strap for a string of decorative lights including a plurality of apertures within a main body and a plurality of pairs of hanging hooks extending from the main body, with each pair of hanging hooks being disposed near a corresponding aperture. The no wrap strap further includes a securing element integrally attached to and extending from one end of the main body, the securing element including a plurality of securing balls arranged along a securing string.

[F21V] FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [7]


Trigger mechanism for firearms
Patent No. 11029116 

Inventor(s): Jack Richard Biegel (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): CMC Triggers Corp. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Wood Herron Evans LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16743221 on 01/15/2020 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a trigger mechanism having a housing, a trigger member, a trigger dog, and a striker dog. The trigger member is pivotally mounted in the housing, movable between set and pulled positions. The trigger dog is pivotally mounted in the housing and a first lever arm portion of the trigger dog engages a lever arm portion of the trigger member by a first over-center linkage. The striker dog is pivotally mounted in the housing, movable between set and released positions with a lever arm portion engaged to a second lever arm portion of the trigger dog by a second over-center linkage. The over-center linkages are configured to inhibit rotation of the striker dog from the set position to the released position until the trigger member is manipulated from the set position to the pulled position with a force greater than an engagement threshold of the over-center linkages.

[F41A] FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS COMMON TO BOTH SMALLARMS AND ORDNANCE, e.g. CANNONS; MOUNTINGS FOR SMALLARMS OR ORDNANCE [5]


 

P H Y S I C S

Public safety smart belt
Patent No. 11029127 

Inventor(s): Robert Louis Piccioni (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16936027 on 07/22/2020 (321 days app to issue)

Abstract: A smart clothing system includes an item of clothing wearable by a person, the item having a conductive fiber disposed therein, the conducive fiber being capable of conducting electrical energy, a rechargeable power supply physically coupled to the item and electrically coupled to the conductive fiber, at least one component physically coupled to the item of clothing and electrically coupled to the conductive fiber, a wireless communication system physically coupled to the item of clothing and electrically coupled to the conductive fiber, the wireless communication system configured to communicate with the at least one component and an external data communications network, and a remote camera disposed remotely from the person and coupled to a remote item, the remote camera being configured to capture at least one of video and audio data, and wirelessly communicate with at least one of the external data communications network and the at least one component via the wireless communication system.

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


Sensor calibration enclosures and methods of using sensor calibration enclosures to calibrate vehicle sensors
Patent No. 11029179 

Inventor(s): Brian J. Pinkelman (Ann Arbor, MI), Danil Prokhorov (Canton, MI), Todd Muck (Fowlerville, 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: 16674359 on 11/05/2019 (581 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present application relates to a calibration enclosure, systems that include a calibration enclosure, and methods of using the same. A calibration enclosure includes a body having an interior surface and one or more projections disposed at one or more locations on the interior surface of the body. Each one of the one or more projections provides an encoded signal that is usable for calibrating a vehicle sensor when the calibration enclosure is placed over a vehicle including the vehicle sensor such that the calibration enclosure covers the vehicle.

[G01D] MEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; TRANSFERRING OR TRANSDUCING ARRANGEMENTS NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Analysis of antimicrobial coatings using XRF
Patent No. 11029266 

Inventor(s): Gavri Grossman (Dallas, TX), Jie Fang (Carrollton, TX), Maha El-Sayed (Fremont, CA), Parham Asgari (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): ALLIED BIOSCIENCE, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16749343 on 01/22/2020 (503 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of quantifying an antimicrobial coatings using a handheld XRF analyzer is disclosed. The method provides an estimate of the expected level of antimicrobial efficacy for a thin film comprising silicon and/or titanium by obtaining a [subscript]14[/subscript]Si or [subscript]22[/subscript]Ti peak intensity using XRF spectroscopy and converting the obtained [subscript]14[/subscript]Si or [subscript]22[/subscript]Ti peak intensity to the expected level of efficacy using a calibration curve. A properly calibrated handheld XRF analyzer allows a user to assess the viability of antimicrobial coatings in the field, such as in a hospital where various fomites may be coated with silane and/or titanium compositions.

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


Current sensor
Patent No. 11029338 

Inventor(s): Cetin Kaya (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15960588 on 04/24/2018 (1141 days app to issue)

Abstract: A current sensor includes a die and a shunt resistor having a first temperature coefficient and having a first node and a second node fabricated onto the die, wherein the shunt resistor is for passing the current that is to be sensed. A first compensation resistor is fabricated onto the die and is coupled to the first node of the shunt resistor, wherein the first compensation resistor is proximate the shunt resistor and has a temperature coefficient that is similar to the temperature coefficient of the shunt resistor. A second compensation resistor is fabricated onto the die and is coupled to the second node of the shunt resistor, wherein the second compensation resistor is proximate the shunt resistor and has a temperature coefficient that is the close to the temperature coefficient of the shunt resistor.

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


Eyeglass frame lens lock
Patent No. 11029531 

Inventor(s): Amanda Carrier (Dallas, TX), Brad Grunwald (Garland, TX), Robert Carrier (Dallas, TX), Steven Mollerberg (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16278306 on 02/18/2019 (841 days app to issue)

Abstract: An eyeglass frame is disclosed comprising a bridge and two rims connected by the bridge. Each rim is configured to contain a lens. The eyeglass frame also comprises two split end pieces. Each split end piece comprises a first portion and a second portion. Each split end piece is coupled to and extends outward from a corresponding rim of the two rims on a side of the corresponding rim opposite the bridge. The eyeglass frame further comprises two temples. Each temple comprises a lock on an end of the temple. The lock is configured to at least partially contain both the first portion and the second portion of the split end piece and secure the temple to the corresponding rim and secure the lens within the corresponding rim.

[G02C] SPECTACLES; SUNGLASSES OR GOGGLES INSOFAR AS THEY HAVE THE SAME FEATURES AS SPECTACLES; CONTACT LENSES


Laser light source optical projection architecture
Patent No. 11029589 

Inventor(s): Chun Chiu Daniel Wong (Palo Alto, CA), Sheng Hsiung Chan (Zhubei, , TW)
Assignee(s): SYNDIANT INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: McClure, Qualey Rodack, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16713126 on 12/13/2019 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to a laser light source optical projection architecture, which comprises a laser light source group, a color control device, a phosphor device and an optical filter group. Accordingly, the laser light source optical projection architecture does not require to synchronize the phosphor device with the color field sequential display system, and the color control (ratios of the color duty) does not need to be determined in advance, i.e. at the time the color control device is manufactured. Various color field ratios can be achieved by adjusting positions of the specific color control device to obtain different red, blue and green color field durations, allowing easy electronic control of the color field duty cycles.

[G03B] APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR (optical parts of such apparatus G02B; photosensitive materials or processes for photographic purposes G03C; apparatus for processing exposed photographic materials G03D) [4]


Immersion post-exposure bake lithography process and systems
Patent No. 11029604 

Inventor(s): Eisuke Ohtomi (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16182867 on 11/07/2018 (944 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of performing extreme ultraviolet lithography process includes applying a protic solvent over an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) photoresist layer located over a substrate after exposure to EUV radiation, heating the protic solvent on the EUV photoresist layer to a post-exposure bake temperature photoresist, and removing the protic solvent from above the EUV photoresist layer prior to developing the EUV photoresist layer.

[G03F] PHOTOMECHANICAL PRODUCTION OF TEXTURED OR PATTERNED SURFACES, e.g. FOR PRINTING, FOR PROCESSING OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; MATERIALS THEREFOR; ORIGINALS THEREFOR; APPARATUS SPECIALLY ADAPTED THEREFOR (phototypographic composing devices B41B; photosensitive materials or processes for photographic purposes G03C; electrography, sensitive layers or processes G03G)


Object connection breaking system and method
Patent No. 11029828 

Inventor(s): Daren Rhoades (Laguna Hills, CA), Steven Robert Jankovich (Buena Park, CA)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14707532 on 05/08/2015 (2223 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system having a processor is provided that visually manipulates objects on a touch screen responsive to inputs through the touch screen. The processor may receive a selection of a first object while a second object remains unselected. Also the processor may be responsive to first motion inputs representative of the selected first object being moved with a first motion that does not have a predetermined motion characteristic, to maintain a connection between the first and second objects while changing the positions of the first object and at least a first portion of the second object. In addition, the processor may be responsive to second motion inputs representative of the selected first object being moved with a second motion that has the predetermined motion characteristic, to break the connection between the first and second objects.

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


System, method, and program product for digital production management
Patent No. 11029896 

Inventor(s): Melissa L. McCoy (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Authentise Inc. (Philadelphia, PA)
Law Firm: Maenner Associates, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16841148 on 04/06/2020 (428 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and program products for managing digital production from one or more production devices with one or more sources providing inputs of production designs and/or production options are disclosed.

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


Conversational virtual healthcare assistant
Patent No. 11029918 

Inventor(s): Victor O’’Brien Morrison (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Verint Americas Inc. (Alpharetta, GA)
Law Firm: Meunier Carlin Curfman LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15811301 on 11/13/2017 (1303 days app to issue)

Abstract: A conversation user interface enables a patient to better understand their healthcare by integrating diagnosis, treatment, medication management, and/or payment, through a system that uses a virtual assistant to engage in conversation with the patient. The conversation user interface conveys a visual representation of a conversation between the virtual assistant and the patient. An identity of the patient, including preferences and/or medical records, is maintained throughout interactions so that each aspect of this integrated system has access to the same information. The conversation user interface allows the patient to interact with the virtual assistant using natural language commands to receive information and complete a task related to his or her healthcare.

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


Internally truncated multiplier
Patent No. 11029919 

Inventor(s): Jaiganesh Balakrishnan (Bangalore, , IN), Jawaharlal Tangudu (Bangalore, , IN), Pooja Sundar (Bangalore, , IN), Suvam Nandi (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16852710 on 04/20/2020 (414 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multiplier circuit includes a partial product generation circuit, a truncation circuit, and a summation circuit. The partial product generation circuit is configured to generate a plurality of partial products for multiplying two values. The truncation circuit is coupled to the partial product generation circuit. The truncation circuit is configured to shorten at least some of the partial products by removing a least significant bit from the at least some of the partial products. The summation circuit coupled to the truncation circuit. The summation circuit is configured to sum the truncated partial products produced by the truncation circuit.

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


Technical building block
Patent No. 11029923 

Inventor(s): Vivek Thatte (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17079254 on 10/23/2020 (228 days app to issue)

Abstract: A virtual technical building block software development tool and a software development interface that speed accurate and quality software design are provided. The tools develop enterprise software architecture designs, and utilize a library of symbols and a virtual template. The library of symbols includes service oriented architecture symbols and enterprise application integration symbols. The template includes multiple sections to be displayed on a computing device screen. Each section includes a blank space bounded by a frame, and all of the sections are vertically aligned with one another to guide design flow. The sections of the template include, from top to bottom vertically, (1) a technical capabilities section; (2) an interaction sequence section; (3) a service topology section; (4) an integration flow section; and (5) a logging section. The technical building block software development tool streamlines software development and significantly reduces implementation and design time, and ensures reproducible quality of design.

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


Service creation and management
Patent No. 11029994 

Inventor(s): Paul Edward Smith, Jr. (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Hartman Citrin LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16734536 on 01/06/2020 (519 days app to issue)

Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for service creation and management. A processor can detect an event relating to a service, and access a service creation database to identify a recipe associated with the service. The recipe can define a resource to be used to provide the service. The processor can access an inventory to determine if the resource is available, identify a service control to control the service, instruct an infrastructure control to allocate virtual machines to host components of the service, and issue instructions to the service control. The instructions can instruct the service control to load service functions to the virtual machines.

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


Entering protected pipeline mode without annulling pending instructions
Patent No. 11029997 

Inventor(s): Duc Bui (Grand Prairie, TX), Timothy D. Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16384484 on 04/15/2019 (785 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques related to executing a plurality of instructions by a processor comprising receiving a first instruction for execution on an instruction execution pipeline, wherein the instruction execution pipeline is in a first execution mode, and wherein the first instruction is configured to utilize a first memory location, begin execution of the first instruction on the instruction execution pipeline, receiving an execution mode instruction to switch the instruction execution pipeline to a second execution mode, switching the instruction execution pipeline to the second execution mode based on the received execution mode instruction, receiving a second instruction for execution on the instruction execution pipeline, the second instruction configured to utilize the first memory location, determining that the first instruction and the second instruction utilize the first memory location, and stalling execution of the second instruction based on the determining.

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


Apparatus and method for utilizing different data storage types to store primary and replicated database directories
Patent No. 11030045 

Inventor(s): Bai Yang (Cupertino, CA), Guogen Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14811739 on 07/28/2015 (2142 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for utilizing different data storage types to store primary and replicated database directories. Included is a first data storage of a first data storage type including a direct-access storage type. The first data storage is configured to store a primary database directory. Also included is a second data storage of a second data storage type including a share type. The second data storage is configured to store a replicated database directory that replicates at least a portion of the primary database directory.

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


Single and double chip spare
Patent No. 11030061 

Inventor(s): Gary Gostin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Department (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16525086 on 07/29/2019 (680 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are provided for overcoming failures in a memory. One portion of the memory may operate in a single chip spare mode. Upon detection of an error in a single chip in the portion of the memory, a region of the portion of the memory may be converted to operate in a double chip spare mode. The memory may be accessed in both single and double chip spare modes.

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


Peripheral component interconnect (PCI) backplane connectivity system on chip (SoC)
Patent No. 11030144 

Inventor(s): Bradley Douglas Cobb (Sugar Land, TX), Gregory Raymond Shurtz (Houston, TX), Jason A. T. Jones (Richmond, TX), Jayant Thakur (Bangalore, , IN), Kishon Vijay Abraham Israel Vijayponraj (Bangalore, , IN), Martin Jeffrey Ambrose (Mi
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16221364 on 12/14/2018 (907 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit. The integrated circuit comprises an interconnect communication bus and a plurality of peripheral component interconnect (PCI) multi-function endpoints (MFN-EPs) coupled to the interconnect communication bus, each PCI MFN-EP comprising a multiplexing device, a first address translation unit (ATU), and at least one PCI function circuit, each PCI function circuit comprising another ATU and a plurality of base address registers (BARs).

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


Key-value store with partial data access
Patent No. 11030156 

Inventor(s): Allen Samuels (San Jose, CA), Brian O’’Krafka (Austin, TX), Manavalan Krishnan (Fremont, CA), Tomy Cheru (Thrissur, , IN)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler Bean Adamson, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15232789 on 08/09/2016 (1764 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for key-value stores with partial data access. An interface module is configured to receive a data object for storage in a key-value store. The data object may include a key and a value. A block object module is configured to generate a plurality of block objects smaller than the data object. A block object may include a new key and a new value. The new key may be based on the key for the data object and on metadata for the new value. The new value may be based on at least a portion of the value for the data object. A storage module is configured to store the block objects in the key-value store.

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


Human presence detection
Patent No. 11030289 

Inventor(s): Sankalp Dayal (Fremont, CA), Xiaoyong Yang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16050628 on 07/31/2018 (1043 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes sensing through time-of-flight measurements a distance of an object from an electronic device, sensing motion of the electronic device, sensing acoustic signals received by the electronic device, and detecting the presence of a human proximate the electronic device based on the sensed distance, motion and acoustic signals. Access to the electronic device is controlled based on whether a human is detected as being present.

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


Systems, methods, and computer program products for managing disabling of services
Patent No. 11030315 

Inventor(s): Yale P. Vinson (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Google LLC (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Dority Manning, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14278120 on 05/15/2014 (2581 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable storage medium for managing applications on a secure element. A request to modify the availability state of a version of a service, the availability state of the service being stored in a memory, is received. The availability state of the version of the service stored in the memory is modified in accordance with the request. More specifically, the availability state is modified to: (i) unavailable in a case where the request includes an instruction to disable the version of the service, and (ii) available in a case where the request includes an instruction to enable the version of the service. The service is associated with a secure element profile.

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


System to enable contactless access to a transaction terminal using a process data network
Patent No. 11030621 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16552069 on 08/27/2019 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for a system to enable contactless access to a transaction terminal using a process data network. The present invention is configured to electronically receive from a transfer terminal, an indication that a user is accessing the transaction terminal using a user device; retrieve, from the user device, a unique identifier associated with the user device; compare the unique identifier with a block chain of authentication information associated with the user to determine whether the unique identifier meets a condition associated with the block chain authentication information; receive an indication that the unique identifier meets the condition of the block chain thereby validating user identity; and allow the user to access the transaction terminal based on at least receiving the indication that the unique identifier meets the condition of the block chain.

[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]


Location-specific digital media advertising
Patent No. 11030643 

Inventor(s): Adam Lockhart (Dallas, TX), David Allen Kopaniky (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): REFLECT SYSTEMS, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15975241 on 05/09/2018 (1126 days app to issue)

Abstract: A networked computerized advertising system used for integrating, processing and displaying location-based advertising information is provided. The system comprises at least one computing device, and a network that connects the computing device with multiple playback endpoints. The computing device includes a data storage subsystem component that stores information about the multiple end points, a data entry subsystem component that allows input of the information about the multiple end points, and a data analytics component programmed to process the information about the multiple end points and compute optimal advertising playback plans for each endpoint. Playbacks at endpoints are continuously monitored, and the playback plans are repeatedly reconstructed to provide flexible advertising campaigns to be customized in accordance with the schedule and the operations of the host business.

[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 ridesharing
Patent No. 11030710 

Inventor(s): Kolapo Malik Akande (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15594575 on 05/13/2017 (1487 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for providing a reliable rideshare scheduling service rideshare fault tolerant watchdog system that may be reliant on other on-demand rideshare facilities or underlying rideshare sub-systems.

[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 presenting virtual-reality information in a vehicular environment
Patent No. 11030818 

Inventor(s): Bryan E. Yamasaki (Ypsilanti, MI), Roger Akira Kyle (Lewisville, TX), Timothy Wang (Ypsilanti, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16687824 on 11/19/2019 (567 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting virtual-reality information in a vehicular environment are disclosed herein. One embodiment receives, at a first vehicle, a set of presentation attributes for a second vehicle that is in an external environment of the first vehicle, the set of presentation attributes for the second vehicle corresponding to a virtual vehicle that is different from the second vehicle and within a same vehicle category as the second vehicle; and presents to an occupant of the first vehicle, in a virtual-reality space, the second vehicle in accordance with the received set of presentation attributes for the second vehicle while the second vehicle is visible from the first vehicle in the external environment of the first vehicle.

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


Systems and methods for providing audio information in a vehicle
Patent No. 11030863 

Inventor(s): Kenan Kurtovic (Troy, MI), Mark Addy (South Lyon, 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: 16590593 on 10/02/2019 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to providing audio information in a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes determining whether at least one vehicle alert is to be provided by the vehicle, and outputting, in response to determining that the at least one vehicle alert is to be provided, an audio signal for the at least one vehicle alert at a plurality of frequencies. The plurality of frequencies range from a predetermined minimum frequency value to a predetermined maximum frequency value.

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


Learning device and method
Patent No. 11030914 

Inventor(s): Hossein Zamanian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16549993 on 08/23/2019 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and device includes an input/output interface, a memory, and one or more processors communicably coupled to the input/output interface and the memory. The input/output interface includes a display and a speaker. A musical or linguistic work is selected via the input/output interface. A visual data and an audio data for the selected musical or linguistic work is retrieved from the memory or the input/output interface using the one or more processors. All or part of the visual data is displayed on the display. A portion of the displayed visual data is selected via the input/output interface. A portion of the audio data corresponding to the selected portion of the visual data is played using the speaker and the one or more processors.

[G10H] ELECTROPHONIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; INSTRUMENTS IN WHICH THE TONES ARE GENERATED BY ELECTROMECHANICAL MEANS OR ELECTRONIC GENERATORS, OR IN WHICH THE TONES ARE SYNTHESISED FROM A DATA STORE


Magnetic random-access memory with selector voltage compensation
Patent No. 11031059 

Inventor(s): Ali Al-Shamma (San Jose, CA), Christopher J. Petti (Mountain View, CA), Tz-Yi Liu (Palo Alto, CA), Yoocharn Jeon (Palo Alto, CA)
Assignee(s): Sandisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Volpe Koenig (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16281699 on 02/21/2019 (838 days app to issue)

Abstract: Magnetic random-access memory (MRAM) circuits are provided herein. In one example implementation, an MRAM circuit includes control circuitry coupled to a magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) element in series with a selector element. This control circuitry is configured to adjust current through the selector element when the selector element is in a conductive state. The circuit also includes a compensation circuitry configured to compensate for a offset voltage across the selector element in the conductive state based on adjustments to the current through the selector element. An output circuit is also configured to report a magnetization state of the MTJ element.

[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)


Apparatuses and methods for decoding addresses for memory
Patent No. 11031083 

Inventor(s): Gary L. Howe (Allen, TX), Scott E. Smith (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16249714 on 01/16/2019 (874 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for decoding addresses for memory are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a memory cell array and a row decoder. The memory cell array includes a bank of memory including a plurality of groups of memory. Each of the groups of memory includes sections of memory, and each of the sections of memory including memory cells arranged in rows and columns of memory. The row decoder decodes addresses to access a first group of memory to include rows of prime memory from a first block of memory and to include rows of prime memory from a second block of memory. The row decoder decodes the addresses to access a second group of memory to include rows of prime memory from the second block of memory and to include rows of redundant memory. The rows of redundant memory are shared with the first and second blocks of memory.

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


Non-volatile memory with fast partial page operation
Patent No. 11031085 

Inventor(s): Mohan V Dunga (Santa Clara, CA), Pitamber Shukla (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16896960 on 06/09/2020 (364 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile memory system comprises a memory structure and a control circuit connected to the memory structure. The memory structure includes one or more planes of non-volatile memory cells. Each plane is divided into a plurality of partial planes. The control circuit is configured to write to and read from the memory cells by writing a partial page into a particular partial plane and reading the partial page from the particular partial plane using a set of parameters optimized for the particular partial plane.

[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)


Hot-cold VTH mismatch using VREAD modulation
Patent No. 11031088 

Inventor(s): Dae Wung Kang (Los Gatos, CA), Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, CA), Peter Rabkin (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16909830 on 06/23/2020 (350 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for improving the reliability of data stored within a semiconductor memory over a wide range of operating temperatures are described. The amount of shifting in the threshold voltages of memory cell transistors over temperature may depend on the location of the memory cell transistors within a NAND string. To compensate for these variations, the threshold voltages of memory cell transistors in the middle of the NAND string or associated with a range of word lines between the ends of the NAND string may be adjusted by increasing the word line voltages biasing memory cell transistors on the drain-side of the selected word line when the read temperature is greater than a first threshold temperature and/or decreasing the word line voltages biasing memory cell transistors on the source-side of the selected word line when the read temperature is less than a second threshold temperature.

[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)


Auditing of content related events
Patent No. 11032182 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Dalton Porter (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Media Inc. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16560305 on 09/04/2019 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: At times, it may be desirable to determine that a client system is, or to determine the number of client systems that are, presenting particular dynamic content when an auditable event occurs in the dynamic content. One manner of making the determination may include accessing presentation time information that indicates the time(s) at which one or more client systems present particular dynamic content and accessing event time information indicating the time(s) at which one or more auditable events occur in the dynamic particular content. Based on the presentation time information and the event time information, it may be possible to determine that a client system is, or to determine the number of client systems that are, presenting particular dynamic content when an auditable event occurs in the dynamic content.

[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 monitoring a fall state of a patient while minimizing false alarms
Patent No. 11032521 

Inventor(s): Derek del Carpio (Corinth, TX), Matt Clark (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): CareView Communications, Inc. (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Meister Seelig Fein LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16448105 on 06/21/2019 (718 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments concern a system for monitoring a patient in a bed, the system comprising a camera, a user interface comprising a screen, and a computing system. The computing system can be configured to monitor, with the camera, for motion within each of a plurality of zones, the plurality of zones comprising a one or more inner zones extending adjacent along the bed, one or more outer zones extending adjacent along the one or more inner zones, and one or more end zones. Motion within the inner zones can trigger a fall alert while motion within the outer or end zones can suspend one or more functions to prevent the fall alert from being issued. The end zones can comprise a bottom zone and one or more top zones.

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


Patient video monitoring systems and methods having detection algorithm recovery from changes in illumination
Patent No. 11032522 

Inventor(s): Derek del Carpio (Corinth, TX), Matthew Cameron Clark (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): CareView Communications, Inc. (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Meister Seelig Fein LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16836094 on 03/31/2020 (434 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments concern video patient monitoring with detection zones. Various embodiments can comprise a camera, a user interface, and a computing system. The computing system can be configured to perform various steps based on reception of a frame from the camera, including: calculate a background luminance of the frame; monitor for a luminance change of a zone as compared to one or more previous frames, the luminance change indicative of patient motion in the zone; and compare the background luminance to an aggregate background luminance, the aggregate background luminance based on the plurality of frames. If the background luminance changed by more than a predetermined amount, then the aggregate background luminance can be set to the background luminance, luminance information of the previous frames can be disregarded, and motion detection can be disregarded.

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


 

E L E C T R I C I T Y

Flexible hub for handling multi-sensor data
Patent No. 11027656 

Inventor(s): Anthony Joseph Lell (San Antonio, TX), Gregory Raymond Shurtz (Houston, TX), Mihir Narendra Mody (Bengaluru, , IN), Rajat Sagar (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16709548 on 12/10/2019 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hub that receives sensor data streams and then distributes the data streams to the various systems that use the sensor data. A demultiplexer (demux) receives the streams, filters out undesired streams and provides desired streams to the proper multiplexer (mux) or muxes of a series of muxes. Each mux combines received streams and provides an output stream to a respective formatter or output block. The formatter or output block is configured based on the destination of the mux output stream, such as an image signal processor, a processor, memory or external transmission. The output block reformats the received stream to a format appropriate for the recipient and then provides the reformatted stream to that recipient.

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


System and method for position tracking using edge computing
Patent No. 11030756 

Inventor(s): Jon Andrew Crain (Grapevine, TX), Kyle Dalal (Coppell, TX), Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy (Irving, TX), Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): 7-Eleven, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17104323 on 11/25/2020 (195 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tracking system includes a camera subsystem that includes cameras that capture vide of a space. Each camera is coupled with a camera client that determines local coordinates of people in the captured video. The camera clients generate frames that include color frames and depth frames labeled with an identifier number of the camera and their corresponding timestamps. The camera clients generate tracks that include metadata describing historical people detections, tracking identifications, timestamps, and the identifier number of the camera. The camera clients send the frames and tracks to cluster servers that maintain the frames and tracks such that they are retrievable using their corresponding labels. A camera server queries the cluster servers to receive the frames and tracks using their corresponding labels. The camera server determines the physical positions of people in the space based on the determined local coordinates.

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


Connectivity detection for wafer-to-wafer alignment and bonding
Patent No. 11031308 

Inventor(s): Kwang-Ho Kim (Pleasanton, CA), Seungpil Lee (San Ramon, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16426984 on 05/30/2019 (740 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first workpiece includes first active pads, a first test pad, and a second test pad on a primary surface of the first workpiece, the first test pad electrically connected to the second test pad. A second workpiece includes second active pads, a third test pad, and a fourth test pad on a primary surface of the second workpiece. The first and second workpieces are bonded along an interface between the primary surface of the first workpiece and the primary surface of the second workpiece to bond the first active pads with the second active pads, bond the first test pad with the third test pad, and bond the second test pad with the fourth test pad. Connectivity detection circuits test electrical connectivity between the third test pad and the fourth test pad.

[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]


Packaged semiconductor device with multilayer stress buffer
Patent No. 11031311 

Inventor(s): Luu Thanh Nguyen (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16197413 on 11/21/2018 (930 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a described example, a packaged semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor die with a component proximate to a surface of the semiconductor die; the semiconductor die mounted on a substrate. The component is covered with a first polymer layer with a first modulus and at least a portion of the first polymer layer is covered by at least one second polymer layer with a second modulus and the second modulus is greater than the first modulus. The semiconductor die and a portion of the substrate are covered with mold compound.

[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]


Direct bonded metal substrates with encapsulated phase change materials and electronic assemblies incorporating the same
Patent No. 11031317 

Inventor(s): Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI), Yanghe Liu (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16597133 on 10/09/2019 (608 days app to issue)

Abstract: Direct-bonded metal substrates of electronic assemblies are disclosed. For example, the direct-bonded metal substrate includes a ceramic substrate and a first conductive layer. The first conductive layer is bonded to a first surface of the ceramic substrate, and the first conductive layer includes a first core and a first encapsulating layer that encapsulates the first core. The first core includes a phase change material having a first melting temperature, the first encapsulating layer includes an encapsulating material having a second melting temperature, and the second temperature is greater than the first melting temperature.

[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]


Package panel processing with integrated ceramic isolation
Patent No. 11031332 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Allen Samples (Albany, OR), Vivek Kishorechand Arora (San Jose, CA), Woochan Kim (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16263110 on 01/31/2019 (859 days app to issue)

Abstract: A packaged electronic device includes a semiconductor die with an electronic component and a contact structure connected to the electronic component, as well as an organic panel frame, a lamination structure that partially embeds the semiconductor die in an opening of the organic panel frame, and a ceramic substrate mounted to a first side of the semiconductor die.

[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]


Nanoparticle backside die adhesion layer
Patent No. 11031364 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Daniel Lee Revier (Dallas, TX), Mahmud Halim Chowdhury (Richardson, TX), Sadia Naseem (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15914761 on 03/07/2018 (1189 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a microelectronic device includes a microelectronic die with a die attach surface. The microelectronic device further includes a nanoparticle layer coupled to the die attach surface. The nanoparticle layer may be in direct contact with the die attach surface, or may be coupled to the die attach surface through an intermediate layer, such as an adhesion layer or a contact metal layer. The nanoparticle layer includes nanoparticles having adjacent nanoparticles adhered to each other. The microelectronic die is attached to a package substrate by a die attach material. The die attach material extends into the nanoparticle layer and contacts at least a portion of the nanoparticles.

[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]


Manufacturing method of micro LED display module
Patent No. 11031380 

Inventor(s): Chun Chiu Daniel Wong (Palo Alto, CA), Hiap Liew Ong (Southlake, TX), Liming Wang (TiangSu Province, , CN), Min Hwang Michael Lyu (Taipei, , TW)
Assignee(s): SYNDIANT INC. (Dallas, TX), XDMICRO (ZHONGSHAN) OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD. (Guangdong, , CN)
Law Firm: McClure, Qualey Rodack, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15997844 on 06/05/2018 (1099 days app to issue)

Abstract: A manufacturing method of micro LED display module is provided. The micro LED display module comprises a driver chip block, a LED block, a circuit board and a color layer. The driver chip block has a plurality of pixel electrodes. The LED block is disposed in the driver chip block and has two semiconductor layers and a plurality of trenches. One of the two semiconductor layers is electrically connected to the pixel electrodes and the other is electrically connected to the light transmissive conductive layer. The trenches define a plurality of micro LED pixels arranged in an array. Each trench at least penetrates through the light emitting layer and one of the semiconductor layers. Each micro LED pixel corresponds to one of the pixel electrodes. The circuit board is electrically connected to the driver chip block, and the color layer is disposed on the light transmissive conductive layer.

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


Peripheral logic circuits under DRAM memory arrays
Patent No. 11031405 

Inventor(s): Harish N. Venkata (Allen, TX), Mansour Fardad (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15802016 on 11/02/2017 (1314 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments comprise methods and related apparatuses formed from those methods for placing at least portions of peripheral circuits under a DRAM memory array, where the peripheral circuits are used to control an operation of the DRAM memory array. In an embodiment, a memory apparatus includes a DRAM memory array and at least one peripheral circuit formed under the DRAM memory array, where the at least one peripheral circuit includes at least one circuit type selected from sense amplifiers and sub-word line drivers. Additional apparatuses and methods are also disclosed.

[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]


Gate all around vacuum channel transistor
Patent No. 11031504 

Inventor(s): John H. Zhang (Altamont, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16878287 on 05/19/2020 (385 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vacuum channel transistor having a vertical gate-all-around (GAA) architecture provides high performance for high-frequency applications, and features a small footprint compared with existing planar devices. The GAA vacuum channel transistor features stacked, tapered source and drain regions that are formed by notching a doped silicon pillar using a lateral oxidation process. A temporary support structure is provided for the pillar during formation of the vacuum channel. Performance of the GAA vacuum channel transistor can be tuned by replacing air in the channel with other gases such as helium, neon, or argon. A threshold voltage of the GAA vacuum channel transistor can be adjusted by altering dopant concentrations of the silicon pillar from which the source and drain regions are formed.

[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]


Manufacturing method of micro LED display module
Patent No. 11031523 

Inventor(s): Chun Chiu Daniel Wong (Palo Alto, CA), Hiap Liew Ong (Southlake, TX), Liming Wang (JiangSu Province, , CN), Min Hwang Michael Lyu (Taipei, , TW)
Assignee(s): SYNDIANT INC. (Dallas, TX), XDMICRO (ZHONGSHAN) OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD. (Zhongshan, , CN)
Law Firm: McClure, Qualey Rodack, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15997861 on 06/05/2018 (1099 days app to issue)

Abstract: A manufacturing method of micro LED display module is provided. The micro LED display module comprises a driver chip block, a LED block, a circuit board and a color layer. The driver chip block has a plurality of pixel electrodes. The LED block is disposed on the driver chip block and has two semiconductor layers and a plurality of trenches. One of the two semiconductor layers is electrically connected to the pixel electrodes and the other is electrically connected to the light transmissive conductive layer. The trenches define a plurality of micro LED pixels arranged in an array. Each trench at least penetrates through the light emitting layer and one of the semiconductor layers. Each micro LED pixel corresponds to one of the pixel electrodes. The circuit board is electrically connected to the driver chip block, the color layer is disposed on the light transmissive conductive layer, and one of the semiconductor layers has a common electrode.

[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]


Osmotic energy conversion with MXene lamellar membrane-based system and method
Patent No. 11031620 

Inventor(s): Husam Niman Alshareef (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (Thuwal, , SA)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16702737 on 12/04/2019 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: An osmotic energy conversion system includes a housing having a first inlet and a second inlet, an MXene lamellar membrane located inside the housing and configured to divide the housing into a first chamber and a second chamber, and first and second electrodes placed in the first and second chambers, respectively, and configured to collect electrical energy generated by a salinity-gradient formed by first and second liquids across the MXene lamellar membrane. The first chamber is configured to receive the first liquid at the first inlet and the second chamber is configured to receive the second liquid at the second inlet. The first liquid has a salinity lower than the second liquid, and the MXene lamellar membrane includes plural nanosheets of MXene stacked on top of each other.

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


Switching converter with pulse truncation control
Patent No. 11031868 

Inventor(s): Dattatreya Baragur Suryanarayana (Bengaluru, , IN), Kuang-Yao Cheng (Phoenix, AZ), Muthusubramanian Venkateswaran (Bengaluru, , IN), Preetam Charan Anand Tadeparthy (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16586316 on 09/27/2019 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a load and a switching converter coupled to the load. The switching converter includes at least one switching module and an output inductor coupled to a switch node of each switching module. The switching converter also includes a controller coupled to each switching module, where the controller is configured to adjust a pulse clock rate and a switch on-time for each switching module. The controller comprises a pulse truncation circuit configured to detect a voltage overshoot condition and to truncate an active switch on-time pulse in response to the detected voltage overshoot condition.

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


Dual mode switching regulator with PWM/PFM frequency control
Patent No. 11031869 

Inventor(s): David Zakharian (San Francisco, CA), Karen Chan (South San Francisco, CA), Tawen Mei (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16745028 on 01/16/2020 (509 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dual mode switching regulator includes a PWM/PFM control architecture with PFM frequency foldback based on extending switching cycle off time TOFF. A controller includes a PWM/PFM clock generator that, in response to assertion of a TOFF control signal, extends the nominal PWM switching cycle off-time TOFFnom for an extended off-time TOFFext (variable), so that switching cycle off-time is [TOFFnom+TOFFext]. A TOFF modulator generates the TOFF control signal based on generating a TOFF control voltage from an ITOFF control current equal to [IPWM-IPFM], generated by sourcing an IPWM reference current, and, in response to a PFM load condition, sinking an IPFM control current. The TOFF control signal is asserted when the TOFF control voltage is not substantially equal to a TOFF reference voltage at the end of TOFFnom, to cause the PWM/PFM clock generator to extend switching cycle off-time to [TOFFnom+TOFFext], with the duration of TOFFext determining PFM switching frequency.

[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]


Primary side burst mode controller for LLC converter
Patent No. 11031873 

Inventor(s): Rosario Davide Stracquadaini (San Gregorio di Catania, , IT), Salvatore Giombanco (Cassaro, , IT), Saurav Bandyopadhyay (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15396031 on 12/30/2016 (1621 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments include systems, methods, and apparatuses for controlling off-time during a burst mode in an LLC converter. In one embodiment, a circuit comprises an LLC converter having a primary side and a burst mode controller, the burst mode controller configured to monitor, on the primary side of the LLC converter, electrical current, and in response to a determination that the electrical current is below a first threshold, increase an off-time for switches in the LLC converter and in response to a determination that the electrical current is above a second threshold that is higher than the first threshold, decrease the off-time for the switches in the LLC converter.

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


Motor system with multiple connection bars
Patent No. 11031894 

Inventor(s): Hengchun Mao (Allen, TX), Xuezhong Jia (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Quanten Technologies, Inc. (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16102949 on 08/14/2018 (1029 days app to issue)

Abstract: A motor system comprises a device having a plurality of conductors coupled to a plurality of isolated connection bars, wherein the plurality of conductors is divided symmetrically into a plurality of conductor groups, and all conductors in a conductor group are connected to a connection bar, a first power converter group connected between a first power source and a first conductor group, a second power converter group connected between a second power source and a second conductor group, wherein the first group of conductors and the second group of conductors are configured such that a charge balance between the first power source and a second power source is achieved and a rotor magnetically coupled to a stator.

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


Circuit with wide range input common mode voltage operation
Patent No. 11031916 

Inventor(s): Narayanan Seetharaman (Unterschliessheim, , DE), Niko Bako (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16538861 on 08/13/2019 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a first common mode amplifier including a first input, a second input, and a first output. The first common mode amplifier comprises a first plurality of self-biased differential amplifiers. The circuit also includes a second common mode amplifier including a third input, a fourth input, and a second output, The third input is connected to the second input and the fourth input is connected to the first input. The second common amplifier comprises a second plurality of self-biased differential amplifiers. The circuit further includes a first gain amplifier including a fifth input and a sixth input and a second gain amplifier including a seventh input and an eighth input. The first output is connected to the fifth and eight inputs and the second output is connected to the sixth and seventh inputs.

[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)


Enhancement mode startup circuit with JFET emulation
Patent No. 11031933 

Inventor(s): Cetin Kaya (Plano, TX), Johan Strydom (Saratoga, CA), Maik Peter Kaufmann (Freising, , DE), Michael Lueders (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16731847 on 12/31/2019 (525 days app to issue)

Abstract: A startup circuit includes an enhancement mode transistor with a drain coupled to a startup circuit input, a source coupled to a first node, and a gate coupled to a second node. The startup circuit includes a current limiting circuit that controls a current path between the second node and a startup circuit output node based on a current sense voltage signal representing a current through the enhancement mode transistor, and a voltage regulation circuit controls a voltage of the second node to regulate a startup circuit output voltage of the startup circuit output node.

[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]


Conversion and folding circuit for delay-based analog-to-digital converter system
Patent No. 11031947 

Inventor(s): Chirag Chandrahas Shetty (Thane, , IN), Shagun Dusad (Bengaluru, , IN), Visvesvaraya Appala Pentakota (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16860334 on 04/28/2020 (406 days app to issue)

Abstract: An RF receiver including: a low noise amplifier adapted to be coupled to an antenna and having an output; a bandpass filter coupled to the output of the low noise amplifier and having a voltage signal output, V[subscript]IN[/subscript]; a conversion and folding circuit; and an analog-to-digital converter for converting the earlier-arriving or later-arriving delay signals into a digital code representing the voltage signal. The conversion and folding circuit including: a voltage-to-delay converter block, including preamplifiers, for converting the voltage signal into delay signals; and a folding block, including logic gates coupled to the preamplifiers, for selecting earlier-arriving and later-arriving ones of the delay signals.

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


Detection and ranging using multi-radio mobile devices
Patent No. 11031978 

Inventor(s): Nikolaus Klemmer (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16404648 on 05/06/2019 (764 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile electronic device includes a plurality of radio frequency (RF) antennas and a processor. RF antennas are configured to transmit (TX) or receive (RX) a RF signal. The processor is configured to configure one RF antenna, among the plurality of RF antenna, as a TX antenna and remaining RF antennas as RX antennas, cause the TX antenna to transmit the RF signal, cause the RX antennas to receive portions of the RF signal, the portions reflected from an object, calculate each of flight times of the RF signal with respect to each of the RX antennas, and identify a location of the object based on each of flight times of the RF signal, wherein each of the plurality of RF antennas is reconfigurable as the TX antenna or the RX antennas. A method for operating a mobile device is also provided.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Optical system for compensating for signal loss
Patent No. 11032004 

Inventor(s): Tadashi Ikeuchi (Plano, TX), Youichi Akasaka (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16744908 on 01/16/2020 (509 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical system including a forward and a backward Raman pump module positioned along a transmission fiber; a noise matrix computing module configured to: determine, for first gains of the optical signal, a first noise associated with the first gain of the forward Raman pump; determine, for second gains of the optical signal, a second noise associated with the second gain of the backward Raman pump module; generate a noise matrix based on i) the first noise for each first gain of the forward Raman pump module and ii) the second noise for each second gain of the backward Raman pump module; identify a span loss of the optical signal as the optical signal is transmitted along the transmission fiber; identify a combination of a particular first gain of the forward Raman pump module and a particular second gain of the backward Raman pump module.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Cryptosystem and method using isogeny-based computations to reduce a memory footprint
Patent No. 11032074 

Inventor(s): Brian Craig Koziel (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): PQSecure Technologies, LLC (Boca Raton, FL)
Law Firm: Johnson Dalal (Local + 77 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16272983 on 02/11/2019 (848 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer processing system and method for reducing memory footprint that includes initiating, through at least one computer processor, a cryptography session utilizing an i-degree isogeny arithmetic computation having chained computations therein. The cryptography session includes implementing a first iteration cycle, of a plurality of iteration cycles, and a implementing a remaining amount of the plurality of iteration cycles, each of the plurality iteration cycles computing

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


System and method for authorizing secondary users to access a primary user’’s account using blockchain
Patent No. 11032081 

Inventor(s): Saira Zaman (Frisco, TX), Salim Memon (Richardson, 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: 16707772 on 12/09/2019 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein is a system for authorizing secondary users to access a primary user’’s account using blockchain. The primary user can transmit a request for providing access to a primary user’’s account to a secondary user. In response to receiving the request, the system may generate a new block in the blockchain ledger specifying the permissions of the secondary user. Furthermore, the new block may include the permission details. This way, when the secondary user attempts to access the primary user’’s account, the system may verify the secondary user based on the permission details in the last block in the sequence of blocks. Each new block may include the permission details.

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


System and method for providing network support services and premises gateway support infrastructure
Patent No. 11032097 

Inventor(s): Alvin R. McQuarters (Euless, TX), Amir Ansari (Plano, TX), George A. Cowgill (Farmersville, TX), Jude P. Ramayya (Richardson, TX), Ramprakash Masina (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): KIP PROD P1 LP (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16452249 on 06/25/2019 (714 days app to issue)

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

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


Transform and quantization architecture for video coding and decoding
Patent No. 11032544 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Mangesh Sadafale (Nagpur Maharashtra, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16444408 on 06/18/2019 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of encoding a video stream in a video encoder is provided that includes computing an offset into a transform matrix based on a transform block size, wherein a size of the transform matrix is larger than the transform block size, and wherein the transform matrix is one selected from a group consisting of a DCT transform matrix and an IDCT transform matrix, and transforming a residual block to generate a DCT coefficient block, wherein the offset is used to select elements of rows and columns of a DCT submatrix of the transform block size from the transform matrix.

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


Residual entropy compression for cloud-based video applications
Patent No. 11032578 

Inventor(s): Akshay Malhotra (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Adobe Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Finch Maloney PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16020018 on 06/27/2018 (1077 days app to issue)

Abstract: Residual vectors are compressed in a lossless compression scheme suitable for cloud DVR video content applications. Thus, a cloud DVR service provider can take many copies of the same file stored in the cloud and save storage space by compressing those copies while still maintaining their status as distinct copies, one per user. Vector quantization is used for compressing already-compressed video streams (e.g., MPEG streams). As vector quantization is a lossy compression scheme, the residual vector has to be stored to regenerate the original video stream at the decoding (playback) node. Entropy coding schemes like Arithmetic or Huffman coding can be used to compress the residual vectors. Additional strategies can be implemented to further optimize this residual compression. In some embodiments, the techniques operate to provide a 25-50% improvement in compression. Storage space is thus more efficiently used and video transmission may be faster in some cases.

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


Over-the-top multicast services
Patent No. 11032582 

Inventor(s): Mansoor Ali Shah Mohammed (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16704367 on 12/05/2019 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are provided to receive network resource information pertaining to a network, and generate timeslot information pertaining to a network based on the network resource information. The timeslot information may indicate a date, a time period, a geographic service area, and quality of service parameters in which the network resource is available for use by subscribers of a multicast service to deliver programs. The timeslot information and cost information are published, and the OTT multicast service provisions the delivery of programs using timeslots secured by the subscribers.

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


Determining an end screen time for displaying an end screen user interface
Patent No. 11032615 

Inventor(s): Kyrylo Panarin (Flower Mound, TX), Pari Chidambaram (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16946393 on 06/19/2020 (354 days app to issue)

Abstract: A content platform can receive information identifying a plurality of exit times, in an on-demand content element, associated with respective user-initiated exit events. The plurality of exit times can be based on a time duration of the on-demand content element. The content platform can generate an exit time distribution based on the plurality of exit times, and can identify a maximum exit time density in the exit time distribution and a maximum exit time density gradient in the exit time distribution. The content platform can determine, using a machine-learning regression model, an end screen time in the on-demand content element based on the maximum exit time density and the maximum exit time density gradient. The content platform can generate an instruction to display an end screen user interface at the end screen time during playback of the on-demand content element.

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


Method and apparatus for improving coexistence performance by measurements in wireless communication systems
Patent No. 11032717 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Hao Chen (Plano, TX), Jianzhong Zhang (Plano, TX), Pengda Huang (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16143178 on 09/26/2018 (986 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of operating a base station (BS) for a coexistence operation in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises performing a first measurement of first signals received from neighbor BSs over channels that are shared with the neighbor BSs before receipt of a spectrum access grant from a network entity; generating a registration request comprising a first measurement report based on the first measurement of the first signals; transmitting, to the network entity, the registration request comprising the first measurement report of the first signals; receiving the spectrum access grant from the network entity; and performing a second measurement of second signals received from the neighbor BSs over the channels that are shared with the neighbor BSs after receiving the spectrum access grant from the network entity.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Optimization system for distributed antenna system
Patent No. 11032726 

Inventor(s): Matthew Thomas Melester (Mckinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Andrew Wireless Systems GmbH (Buchdorf, , DE)
Law Firm: Fogg Powers LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14303287 on 06/12/2014 (2553 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile testing system for optimizing wireless coverage in a distributed antenna system is disclosed. In some aspects, the mobile testing system includes a measurement receiver that can determine signal levels for a respective signals communicated via the distributed antenna system. A processing device of the mobile testing system can identify a subset of the signals by decoding a respective identifier encoded in each of the subset of signals. The identifiers specify that the subset of signals is targeted to at least one coverage zone in which the mobile testing system is located. A subset of signal levels is obtained by the measurement receiver that corresponds to each of the subset of signals. The processing device can generate coverage contour data based on the subset of signal levels that describes signal coverage for at least one coverage zone.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for using out-of-band spectrum for shared spectrum registration and increased link reliability and capacity
Patent No. 11032786 

Inventor(s): Akram Hassanien (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Charter Communications Operating, LLC (St. Louis, MO)
Law Firm: Young Basile Hanlon MacFarlane, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16564409 on 09/09/2019 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for using out-of-band spectrum for shared spectrum registration and increased link reliability and capacity. A method for customer premise equipment (CPE) attachment and registration in a shared spectrum system includes attaching, by the CPE to a shared spectrum access point, using an out-of-band spectrum, where the out-of-band spectrum is out-of-band with respect to a shared spectrum of the shared spectrum system, registering, by the CPE with a spectrum access system, using the out-of-band spectrum upon successful attachment with the shared spectrum access point, and communicating, by the CPE, using at least the shared spectrum upon successful registration with the spectrum access system.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Processing paging requests messages in a wireless communication system
Patent No. 11032793 

Inventor(s): Brandon Wayne Bass (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): NetScout Systems, Inc (Westford, MA)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16689973 on 11/20/2019 (566 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network node device in a communication system in which a data packet stream is received in the network monitoring node device having a Paging Message packet that is sent from a network node device. The identity of a User Equipment (UE) associated with the received Paging Message packet is then determined. A determination is then made if Paging Message information associated with the determined UE is stored in memory associated with the network monitoring device, whereupon the received Paging Message packet is filtered from the received data packet stream in the event previous Paging Message information was determined to be associated with the determined UE device in the memory. Additionally, Paging Message information is stored in the memory in the event there are no Paging Message packets stored in the memory associated with the determined UE device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Decoding control information received over a control channel
Patent No. 11032814 

Inventor(s): Dae Won Lee (Anyang-si, , KR), Dong Wook Roh (Anyang-si, , KR), Joon Kui Ahn (Anyang-si, , KR), Jung Hoon Lee (Anyang-si, , KR), Ki Jun Kim (Anyang-si, , KR), Yu Jin Noh (Anyang-si, , KR)
Assignee(s): Optis Cellular Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16827892 on 03/24/2020 (441 days app to issue)

Abstract: A User Equipment (UE) monitors a set of Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) candidates for control information received from a base station at subframe k. The set of PDCCH candidates to monitor are defined in terms of search spaces. The UE monitors a UE-specific search space, among the search spaces, at each of aggregation levels (L) of 1, 2, 4 and 8 control channel elements (CCEs), the CCE being a resource unit comprising a specific number of resource elements and used for transmission of the control information. The L CCEs correspond to a first PDCCH candidate among the set of PDCCH candidates of the search space at a subframe k are located at positions given by: L*[(Y[subscript]k[/subscript])mod(floor(C))]+i, wherein i0, . . . , L1, where Y[subscript]k [/subscript]is defined by: Y[subscript]k[/subscript](A*Y[subscript]k1[/subscript]+B) mod D. The variable C is determined based on the number of CCEs (N[subscript]CCE[/subscript]) divided by the aggregation level (L), and A, B, and D are predetermined constant values predetermined regardless of the aggregation levels L. The UE decodes the control information of the PDCCH.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


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Cup with lid and base
Patent No. D921433 

Inventor(s): Brittany Gronkowski (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Wenderoth, Lind Ponack, L.L.P. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29697801 on 07/11/2019 (698 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Tack removal implement
Patent No. D921460 

Inventor(s): Marta Caballero (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Cramer Patent Design, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29722113 on 01/27/2020 (498 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Analyte detecting device
Patent No. D921507 

Inventor(s): Aditya Das (Arlington, TX), Purnendu Dasgupta (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Nexsen Pruet, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29688567 on 04/23/2019 (777 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Compact brush
Patent No. D921599 

Inventor(s): Jenny DeMarco Staab (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29656835 on 07/17/2018 (1057 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display panel portion with an animated graphical user interface
Patent No. D921658 

Inventor(s): David Leonardo Perez (The Colony, TX), Isaac Nathan Holcomb (Celina, TX), Sarah Xiong (Cedar Hill, 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: 29660777 on 08/22/2018 (1021 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle roof skid assembly
Patent No. D921772 

Inventor(s): Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX), Skylar Hagler (Anna, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29708726 on 10/09/2019 (608 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle roof skid
Patent No. D921773 

Inventor(s): Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX), Skylar Hagler (Anna, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29708780 on 10/09/2019 (608 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Toy for pets
Patent No. D922003 

Inventor(s): James W. Gick (Irvine, CA)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29666843 on 10/16/2018 (966 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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