Dallas Invents: 113 Patents Granted for Week of May 3

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 13 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
Amazon's container capacity detection in sortation systems
American Airlines' demand forecasting systems and methods utilizing prime class remapping
Capital One's multi-lender loan management system
Finish Time Holdings' athlete tracking system
Purewine's beverage filtration device
Samsung's virtual tracking or registration areas for nonterrestrial networks
Solo Brands' cooking utensil
AT&T's remote configuration of scalable datacenter

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 Aug. 29, 2017 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

113 patents granted    Ranked No. 13 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES   9
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING       19
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY     4
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS           2
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING   6
G: PHYSICS   38
H: ELECTRICITY        32
DESIGN: 3


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc.  (Dallas) 17
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 7
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison)     6
Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)       6
IBM Corp. (Armonk, NY)   4
Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)         3
Capital One Services LLC (McLean, VA)            2
Brius Technologies Inc. (Carrollton)      2
Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, IL)           2

UNASSIGNED           12


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Andrew G. Baines (Southlake)    2
Darrell Lee Morehouse, III (Bedford)    2
Devaki Chandramouli (Plano)     2
George Ryan Decker (Fort Worth)        2
Seetharaman Sridhar (Richardson)       2
Seyed Mehdi Roein Peikar (Addison)   2
Sunglyong Kim (Allen)       2
William T. Bigbee, Jr. (Melissa)  2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

System and method for wireless capsule endoscope with adaptive frame rate
Patent No. 11317791 

Inventor(s): Guohua Xiao (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ANKON TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. (Shanghai, , CN)
Law Firm: Treasure IP Group, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16163514 on 10/17/2018 (1294 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention discloses a system for wireless capsule endoscope with adaptive frame rate, comprising: a recorder data processor to filter the first posture information of a capsule endoscope and the second posture information of a portable recorder to obtain a quaternion p[subscript]0 [/subscript]of the first posture information and a quaternion p[subscript]1 [/subscript]of the second posture information, and to calculate an interpolated median s[subscript]0 [/subscript]between p[subscript]0 [/subscript]and p[subscript]1 [/subscript]at time t[subscript]0[/subscript], and an interpolated median s[subscript]1 [/subscript]between p[subscript]0 [/subscript]and p[subscript]1 [/subscript]at time t[subscript]1[/subscript]; the recorder data processor also calculates a difference diff[subscript]0 [/subscript]between the interpolated median s[subscript]0 [/subscript]and s[subscript]1[/subscript], and works out the dot product of the difference diff[subscript]0 [/subscript]and unit quaternion [1, 0, 0, 0].

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


Multi-sensor, modular, subject observation and monitoring system
Patent No. 11317813 

Inventor(s): Ivan Arbouzov (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15565635 on 04/11/2016 (2213 days app to issue)

Abstract: An observation unit (OU) and auxiliary observation unit (AOU) sensor are calibrated in relation to an ambient environment. The OU sensor and the AOU sensor are calibrated in relation to an observational subject. Monitoring parameters are established for the calibrated sensors using a receiving unit (RU). Monitoring types are activated using the RU. Data is gathered from the OU sensor and the AOU sensor. A determination is made that the gathered data exceeds the established monitoring parameters. One or more alerts are generated based on the determination.

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


Tissue localization device and method of use thereof
Patent No. 11317987 

Inventor(s): Gail S. Lebovic (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): HOLOGIC, INC. (Marlborough, MA)
Law Firm: Jones Robb, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16142920 on 09/26/2018 (1315 days app to issue)

Abstract: Tissue localization devices and methods of localizing tissue using tissue localization devices are disclosed. The tissue localization device can comprise a handle comprising a delivery control, a delivery needle extending out from the handle, and a localization element within the delivery needle. The localization element can be deployed out of the delivery needle or retracted back into the delivery needle when the delivery control is translated in a first direction or a second direction, respectively. The localization element can be coupled to a flexible tracking wire.

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


Teeth repositioning systems and methods
Patent No. 11317994 

Inventor(s): James Sylvester Wratten, Jr. (Los Angeles, CA), Seyed Mehdi Roein Peikar (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): BRIUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fortem IP LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16459287 on 07/01/2019 (1037 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods of repositioning teeth, using one or more appliances for installing on a patient”s teeth are described. The appliance includes an arch shaped member; a plurality of spring members coupled to or provided on the arch shaped member; and a plurality of securing members for securing to a corresponding plurality of the patient”s teeth on a one-to-one basis, the securing members being supported by the arch shaped member. The arch shaped member and the plurality of springs, together, comprise a two dimensional structure having a length dimension and a width dimension with varying widths along the length dimension, that is bent into a three dimensional structure.

[A61C] DENTISTRY; APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR ORAL OR DENTAL HYGIENE (non-driven toothbrushes A46B; preparations for dentistry A61K 6/00; preparations for cleaning the teeth or mouth A61K 8/00, A61Q 11/00)


Teeth repositioning systems and methods
Patent No. 11317995 

Inventor(s): James Sylvester Wratten, Jr. (Waterville, NY), Seyed Mehdi Roein Peikar (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): BRIUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fortem IP LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17248438 on 01/25/2021 (463 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods of repositioning teeth, using one or more appliances for installing on a patient”s teeth are described. The appliance includes an arch shaped member; a plurality of spring members coupled to or provided on the arch shaped member; and a plurality of securing members for securing to a corresponding plurality of the patient”s teeth on a one-to-one basis, the securing members being supported by the arch shaped member. The arch shaped member and the plurality of springs, together, comprise a two dimensional structure having a length dimension and a width dimension with varying widths along the length dimension, that is bent into a three dimensional structure.

[A61C] DENTISTRY; APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR ORAL OR DENTAL HYGIENE (non-driven toothbrushes A46B; preparations for dentistry A61K 6/00; preparations for cleaning the teeth or mouth A61K 8/00, A61Q 11/00)


Implant having enhanced initial fixation force
Patent No. 11318026 

Inventor(s): Michael C. Oh (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SYNAPTIC INNOVATIONS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: WHDA, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16937887 on 07/24/2020 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides an implant having an enhanced initial fixation force, and more particularly, to an implant that may maintain a fixed state without relative movement with respect to vertebral bodies until fusion is completely performed. The implant includes: an implant body inserted between vertebral bodies; and an injection unit installed in the implant body, and configured to inject bone cement into the vertebral bodies.

[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]


Identification of granins as the pathogenic factor of alzheimer”s disease and compositions and methods for inhibiting granin aggregation and treating alzheimer”s disease
Patent No. 11318136 

Inventor(s): Seung Hyun Yoo (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Sughrue Mion, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16382786 on 04/12/2019 (1117 days app to issue)

Abstract: Compositions for inhibiting the aggregation of a granin from a non-toxic low molecular weight form to a toxic high molecular weight aggregated form and/or dissociating a high molecular weight aggregated form to a low molecular weight form are provided. Such a composition typically includes one or more active compounds or agents, which may also be referred to herein as disaggregation compounds. Using the compounds and compositions described herein, methods of i) modulating, inhibiting or preventing the interaction of granins with metal ions, ii) modulating, inhibiting, preventing the aggregation of granins or dissociating aggregated granins, iii) reducing or inhibiting cell toxicity, iv) treating or preventing dementia or Alzheimer”s disease, and v) preventing or treating Parkinson”s and/or Huntington”s diseases are also provided.

[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)


Use of FGF21 in methods of increasing exocrine pancreatic secretion
Patent No. 11318186 

Inventor(s): David J. Mangelsdorf (Dallas, TX), Genaro Hernandez (Dallas, TX), Steven A. Kliewer (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Dentons US LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16304080 on 05/24/2017 (1805 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to the treatment of secretory disorders, and provides novel methods of treatment of these disorders comprising the administration of fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) or derivatives thereof. The methods of the invention are useful in conditions including exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), for example EPI resulting from cystic fibrosis, alcoholism, pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, gallstones, celiac disease, high triglycerides, or lupus. The methods of the present invention find further utility in the treatment of salivary flow disorders, for example Sjorgen”s syndrome, and the treatment of EPI or pancreatitis resulting from surgical procedures.

[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)


Integrated extracorporeal oxygenation and CO[subscript]2 [/subscript]removal with ventilation system
Patent No. 11318237 

Inventor(s): Robert M. Rauker (Plano, TX), Stephen Douglas Galbraith (Waynesburg, PA)
Assignee(s): BELLUSCURA LLC (Plano, TX), SEPARATION DESIGN GROUP LLC (Waynesburg, PA)
Law Firm: Panitch Schwarze Belisario Nadel LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17428654 on 02/06/2020 (817 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transportable extracorporeal system includes a housing, a blood flow inlet, a blood flow outlet, a plurality of hollow gas permeable fibers, a gas inlet in fluid connection with inlets of the plurality of hollow gas permeable fibers, a gas outlet in fluid connection with outlets of the plurality of hollow gas permeable fibers, a first moving element, a concentrated oxygen generating device, a second moving element, a hollow transport conduit having a proximal opening and a distal opening and a power source configured to provide power to the first and second moving elements. The plurality of hollow gas permeable fibers comprising a gas transfer membrane. The concentrated oxygen generating device is configured to recycle waste oxygen from the gas transfer membrane to increase throughput and remove, by an adsorption/desorption process, unwanted gasses.

[A61M] DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY (introducing media into or onto the bodies of animals A61D 7/00; means for inserting tampons A61F 13/26; devices for administering food or medicines orally A61J; containers for collecting, storing or administering blood or medical fluids A61J 1/05); DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY (surgery A61B; chemical aspects of surgical articles A61L; magnetotherapy using magnetic elements placed within the body A61N 2/10); DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR [5]


 

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

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Shaving assembly dispenser
Patent No. 11317691 

Inventor(s): Aaron G. Cantrell (Northampton, MA), Craig A. Provost (Newport Beach, CA), John W. Griffin (Moultonboro, NH), William E. Tucker (Plymouth, MA)
Assignee(s): SL IP COMPANY LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Leber IP Law (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16696176 on 11/26/2019 (889 days app to issue)

Abstract: Containers are described herein for the transportation and distribution of replaceable consumer products, e.g. interchangeable shaving assemblies. The containers described herein include a mechanism to securely hold the container in predetermined open and closed positions. The interior of the container may provided features which serve to hold and protect the shaving assemblies when not in use, e.g., during transport or storage.

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


System of water supply, desalination and mineral retrieval
Patent No. 11318396 

Inventor(s): David Quadrini, Jr. (Dallas, TX), David Quadrini, Sr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17495793 on 10/06/2021 (209 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system of water supply, desalination and mineral salt retrieval includes a solar concentrating tower, the tower includes a pressure vessel that includes a layer of woven or non-woven carbon-nanotubes defining a thermal interface and providing a super heated surface for spray application of seawater or brine.

[B01D] SEPARATION (separating solids from solids by wet methods B03B, B03D, by pneumatic jigs or tables B03B, by other dry methods B07; magnetic or electrostatic separation of solid materials from solid materials or fluids, separation by high-voltage electric fields B03C; centrifuges B04B; vortex apparatus B04C; presses per se for squeezing-out liquid from liquid-containing material B30B 9/02) [5]


Locking feature for a filter
Patent No. 11318399 

Inventor(s): Darrell Lee Morehouse, III (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, IL)
Law Firm: Law Office of Kurt J. Fugman LLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16799121 on 02/24/2020 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: A filter element includes a bottom open end joined to a center tube opposite the top open end. The bottom open end defines a radially outer surface and a radially inner surface that is in communication with the central reservoir of the filter element. A locking feature is disposed proximate to the bottom open end. The locking feature includes an entrance slot that is disposed on the radially inner surface of the center tube extending axially from the bottom open end.

[B01D] SEPARATION (separating solids from solids by wet methods B03B, B03D, by pneumatic jigs or tables B03B, by other dry methods B07; magnetic or electrostatic separation of solid materials from solid materials or fluids, separation by high-voltage electric fields B03C; centrifuges B04B; vortex apparatus B04C; presses per se for squeezing-out liquid from liquid-containing material B30B 9/02) [5]


Top and bottom loaded filter and locking mechanism
Patent No. 11318400 

Inventor(s): Darrell Lee Morehouse, III (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, IL)
Law Firm: Law Office of Kurt J. Fugman LLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16799193 on 02/24/2020 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: A filter element includes a bottom open end joined to a center tube opposite the top open end. The bottom open end defines a radially outer surface and a radially inner surface that is in communication with the central reservoir of the filter element. A first locking feature is disposed proximate to the bottom open end. The locking feature includes an entrance slot that is disposed on the radially inner surface of the center tube extending axially from the bottom open end. A similar or identical second locking feature is disposed proximate to the top open end.

[B01D] SEPARATION (separating solids from solids by wet methods B03B, B03D, by pneumatic jigs or tables B03B, by other dry methods B07; magnetic or electrostatic separation of solid materials from solid materials or fluids, separation by high-voltage electric fields B03C; centrifuges B04B; vortex apparatus B04C; presses per se for squeezing-out liquid from liquid-containing material B30B 9/02) [5]


Mesh flaps for container capacity detection in sortation systems
Patent No. 11318501 

Inventor(s): Justin Stone (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16875353 on 05/15/2020 (718 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for mesh flaps for container capacity detection in sortation systems. In one embodiment, an example system for use with an item sortation machine may include a rotatable flap comprising a mesh grid coupled to a frame, where the rotatable flap is disposed adjacent to a container of items in the item sortation machine, and a sensor disposed adjacent to the rotatable flap, where the sensor is configured to sense an item protruding out of the container. The mesh grid may have a set of metallic wires that intersect to form the mesh grid, where the set of metallic wires form a geometric pattern.

[B07C] POSTAL SORTING; SORTING INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, OR BULK MATERIAL FIT TO BE SORTED PIECE-MEAL, e.g. BY PICKING (specially adapted for a specific purpose covered by another class, see the relevant place, e.g. A43D 33/06, B23Q 7/12)


System and method of delivering slurry for chemical mechanical polishing
Patent No. 11318577 

Inventor(s): Bassam Fouad Elkhatib (Frisco, TX), Daniel Joseph Finch (Rowlett, TX), Kevin Don Vogel (Royse City, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15183942 on 06/16/2016 (2147 days app to issue)

Abstract: A chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) system that includes a platen, a conduit having a heating segment and a delivery outlet, and a heater coupled to the heating segment of the conduit. The delivery outlet is positioned adjacent to the platen, whereas the heating segment defines a dispensing distance with the delivery outlet. The dispensing distance is associated with a stability of a CMP slurry at an elevated temperature that is above an ambient temperature.

[B24B] MACHINES, DEVICES, OR PROCESSES FOR GRINDING OR POLISHING (by electro-erosion B23H; abrasive or related blasting B24C; electrolytic etching or polishing C25F 3/00); DRESSING OR CONDITIONING OF ABRADING SURFACES; FEEDING OF GRINDING, POLISHING, OR LAPPING AGENTS [2]


Nut driver tool
Patent No. 11318591 

Inventor(s): Austin Minor (Fort Worth, TX), Jordan L. Fisher (Arlington, TX), Michael D. Bronk (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Klein Tools, Inc. (Lincolnshire, IL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16891128 on 06/03/2020 (699 days app to issue)

Abstract: A nut driver includes an elongate drive shank and a reversible socket. The socket has a first hex socket opening sized to engage a hexagonal profile of a first size, and a second hex socket opening sized to engage a hexagonal profile of a second size that is larger than the first size. The socket is mountable on the drive shank in either a first orientation that presents the first hex socket opening for use, or a second orientation that presents the second hex socket opening for use. Additionally, in the first orientation, the socket is mountable in either a screw head receiving position or a drive bit receiving position.

[B25B] TOOLS OR BENCH DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, FOR FASTENING, CONNECTING, DISENGAGING, OR HOLDING


Windshield wiper cutter
Patent No. 11318634 

Inventor(s): Joel Dollar (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: My Patent Guys (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16836564 on 03/31/2020 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to a windshield wiper cutter for removing a portion of a blade of a windshield wiper. The windshield wiper cutter allows the user to manually engage a windshield wiper cutter along a linear path and across at least one cutter to remove a portion of the blade of a windshield wiper. In doing so, an old, uneven or damaged blade can be repurposed for future use by removing only the old, uneven or damaged portions of the blade and leaving the remaining portions of the blade intact. In the process of removing only a specific portion of the blade, the inside of the blade is now exposed and a new edge is formed. The new edge comprising a previously unused portion of the blade that effectively disperses debris and water from the windshield of a vehicle.

[B26B] HAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (for harvesting A01D; for horticulture, for forestry A01G; for butchering or meat treatment A22; for manufacturing or repairing footwear A43D; nail clippers or cutters A45D 29/02; kitchen equipment A47J; for surgical purposes A61B 17/00; for metal B23D; cutting by abrasive fluid jets B24C 5/02; plier-like tools with cutting edges B25B 7/22; pincers B25C 11/02; handles for hand implements, in general B25G; guillotine-type cutters B26D; for erasing B43L 19/00; for textile materials D06H)


Vehicle grille assembly
Patent No. 11318902 

Inventor(s): Praveen Kumar (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16895647 on 06/08/2020 (694 days app to issue)

Abstract: A grille assembly for a vehicle includes a vehicle grille having an opening with at least a pair of opposed edges, and at least one tab extending along at least one edge of the pair of opposed edges. The at least one tab has a base portion, an end portion, and two opposed faces extending between the base portion and end portion. The at least one tab is tapered such that a cross-sectional area of the tab taken along a plane extending perpendicular to either face of the opposed faces of the tab decreases in a direction extending from the base portion toward the end portion.

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


System and method for reconfiguring an autorack
Patent No. 11318966 

Inventor(s): David W. Higginbotham (Cartersville, GA), Gary V. Turner (Lawrenceville, GA), Kyle R. Coston (Forney, TX), Robert J. DeGroot (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): TRINITY RAIL GROUP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17246787 on 05/03/2021 (365 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method comprises removing a first deck of a plurality of decks and a second deck of the plurality of decks from an autorack. The method further comprises removing one or more of a plurality of posts of the autorack and coupling a cross-brace assembly to one or more of the plurality of posts, wherein the cross-brace assembly is coupled to the one or more of the plurality of posts at a location above an existing brace bay of the autorack. The method also comprises coupling the second deck of the plurality of decks to the autorack at a location above or below the cross-brace assembly.

[B60S] SERVICING, CLEANING, REPAIRING, SUPPORTING, LIFTING, OR MANOEUVRING OF VEHICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Stake assembly
Patent No. 11319000 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Higgins (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16707469 on 12/09/2019 (876 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stake assembly is disclosed with reference to a vehicle that includes a bed with a deck and a wall, and a rail secured to the wall. The stake assembly includes a stake axis, a stake base, a rail adaptor supported from the stake base, and a deck adaptor supported from the stake base. The stake base extends along the stake axis. The rail adaptor extends laterally to the stake axis beside the stake base and is configured to secure to the rail. The deck adaptor extends along the stake axis beneath the stake base and is configured to secure to the deck.

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


Compliant tail structure for rotorcraft
Patent No. 11319055 

Inventor(s): Andrew G. Baines (Southlake, TX), Frank Douglas Sauer (Duncanville, TX), George Ryan Decker (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16558071 on 08/31/2019 (976 days app to issue)

Abstract: A compliant tail structure for a rotorcraft having rotating components and a fuselage. The tail structure includes a tail assembly having first and second oppositely disposed tail members. A tail joint connects the tail assembly to an aft portion of the fuselage. The tail joint includes at least four tail mounts configured to establish a nodding axis for the tail assembly. At least two of the tail mounts are resilient tail mounts that are configured to establish a nodding degree of freedom for the tail assembly relative to the fuselage about the nodding axis, thereby detuning dynamic fuselage responses from excitation frequencies generated by the rotating components.

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


Wing-nacelle splice assemblies for tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 11319056 

Inventor(s): Andrew G. Baines (Southlake, TX), George Ryan Decker (Fort Worth, TX), Michael Edwin Rinehart (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16788888 on 02/12/2020 (811 days app to issue)

Abstract: A propulsion and lift system of a tiltrotor aircraft includes a wing having an outboard end, a wing tip assembly having an inboard end, a fixed nacelle coupled to the wing tip assembly and a wing-nacelle splice assembly having inboard and outboard sides. The inboard side of the wing-nacelle splice assembly is coupled to the outboard end of the wing, and the outboard side of the wing-nacelle splice assembly is coupled to the inboard end of the wing tip assembly, thereby coupling the fixed nacelle to the wing.

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


Contra-rotating rotors with dissimilar numbers of blades
Patent No. 11319062 

Inventor(s): Alexander Dang Quang Truong (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17067723 on 10/11/2020 (569 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotor system has a mast axis, a first rotor rotatable about the mast axis in a first direction and the first rotor has a first number of first rotor blades, and a second rotor rotatable about the mast axis in a second direction and the second rotor has a second number of second rotor blades that is different than the first number. The second direction is opposite the first direction.

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


Autonomous payload deployment aircraft
Patent No. 11319064 

Inventor(s): Eric Christopher Terry (Fort Worth, TX), John Robert Wittmaak, Jr. (Newark, TX), Joseph Daniel Leachman (Flower Mound, TX), Joshua Allan Edler (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17089048 on 11/04/2020 (545 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft operable to transition between thrust-borne lift in a VTOL orientation and wing-borne lift in a biplane orientation. The aircraft has an airframe including first and second wings with first and second pylons coupled therebetween. A distributed thrust array is coupled to the airframe including a plurality of propulsion assemblies coupled to the first wing and a plurality of propulsion assemblies coupled to the second wing. A cargo pod is coupled between the first and second pylons. The cargo pod is rotatable between a loading configuration, substantially perpendicular to the wings and a transportation and deployment configuration, substantially parallel to the wings. A flight control system is configured to independently control each of the propulsion assemblies and to autonomously deploy a payload from the cargo pod at a desired location.

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


Flying wing aircraft having a compact storage configuration
Patent No. 11319066 

Inventor(s): Dakota Charles Easley (Hurst, TX), Levi Charles Hefner (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16031786 on 07/10/2018 (1393 days app to issue)

Abstract: An unmanned aircraft system includes a flying wing airframe having leading and trailing edges with respective sweep angles. A thrust array is coupled to the airframe and includes first and second motor mounts each selectively rotatably coupled to the leading edge by a locking joint. Each motor mount has first and second propulsion assemblies coupled to respective first and second distal ends thereof. A power system is operably associated with the thrust array and is operable to provide power to each propulsion assembly. A flight control system is operably associated with the thrust array and is operable to independently control the speed of each propulsion assembly. In a flight configuration, each motor mount is locked substantially perpendicular with the leading edge by the respective locking joint. In a compact storage configuration, each motor mount is locked substantially parallel with the leading edge the respective locking joint.

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


System and apparatus for applying labels to cable or conduit
Patent No. 11319104 

Inventor(s): Mark D. Bennett (Dodd City, TX), Stephen S. Griffin (McKinney, TX), William T. Bigbee, Jr. (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16862249 on 04/29/2020 (734 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for applying labels to cable or conduit including at least one label and a label applicator. The label applicator including at least one guide roller, at least one tamping device comprising at least one tamping pad for applying at least one label onto the moving cable or conduit, and a guide shoe assembly. The guide shoe assembly comprises a guide shoe, the guide shoe comprises a rounding member, a plurality of springs for providing flexibility to the rounding member when the moving cable or conduit passes the at least one guide shoe, a support mount for supporting the at least one guide shoe, a plurality of pivots disposed between the rounding member and the rounding member support for adjusting the set of springs, and a fitted member for providing an anchor for the at least one guide shoe to connect with the support mount.

[B65C] LABELLING OR TAGGING MACHINES, APPARATUS, OR PROCESSES (nailing or stapling in general B25C, B27F; processes for applying decalcomanias B44C 1/16; applying labels for packaging purposes B65B; labels, name-plates G09F)


Beverage filtration device
Patent No. 11319124 

Inventor(s): David L. Meadows (Colleyville, TX), Derek B. Meadows (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Purewine Inc. (Grapevine, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16976910 on 03/08/2019 (1152 days app to issue)

Abstract: Beverage filtration device including a lid body having an internal housing configured to hold an ion exchange resin-filed cartridge therein having a connection end and a top end having an opening therein, and, stem body having a cap region, collar, beverage conduit and stem air tube. The cap region couples to the connection end of the lid body to form a liquid-tight seal coupling there-between. A collar wall first portion fits inside a beverage mouth container and a second portion located outside of the mouth. The beverage conduit spans the collar, a first conduit opening open to the coupling between the cap region and the connection end and a second conduit open to a container interior. The stem body air tube extends through the collar, a proximal opening of the stem body air tube opens to an air vent hole located in the second portion of the collar wall, and, a distal opening of the stem body air tube opens to the container interior.

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


Yaw control systems for tailsitting biplane aircraft
Patent No. 11320841 

Inventor(s): John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Matthew John Hill (Keller, TX), Sung Kyun Kim (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16879081 on 05/20/2020 (713 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft includes an airframe with first and second wings having a fuselage extending therebetween. A propulsion assembly is coupled to the fuselage and includes a counter-rotating coaxial rotor system that is tiltable relative to the fuselage to generate a thrust vector. First and second yaw vanes extend aftwardly from the fuselage. A flight control system is configured to direct the thrust vector of the coaxial rotor system and control movements of the yaw vanes. In a VTOL orientation of the aircraft, differential operation of the yaw vanes and/or differential operations of first and second rotor assemblies of the coaxial rotor system provide yaw authority for the aircraft. In a biplane orientation of the aircraft, collective operation of the yaw vanes provides yaw authority for the aircraft.

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


 

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

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Settable compositions comprising remediated coal ash and methods of cementing in subterranean formations
Patent No. 11319248 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Alexander Whidden (Brentwood, MO), Joseph Earl Thomas (Malad City, ID)
Assignee(s): CR Minerals Company, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: O”Connor Company (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17079093 on 10/23/2020 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention comprise a method of cementing comprising: placing a settable composition into a well bore, the settable composition comprising remediated coal ash, hydraulic cement, and water; and allowing the settable composition to set. Other embodiments comprise a method of cementing comprising: placing a settable composition into a well bore, the settable composition comprising remediated coal ash, calcium hydroxide (lime), and water; and allowing the settable composition to set. Other embodiments comprise a settable composition comprising: remediated coal ash, hydraulic cement, calcium hydroxide, natural pozzolan and water; and allowing the composition to set. Other embodiments comprise a settable composition comprising remediated coal ash and any combination of hydraulic cement, calcium hydroxide, slag, fly ash, and natural or other pozzolan.

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


Enhanced proppant transport for hydraulic fracturing
Patent No. 11319482 

Inventor(s): Abdelaziz Rahy (Waxahachie, TX), DeWitt Knox (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Univar USA Inc. (Downers Grove, IL)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17008888 on 09/01/2020 (609 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compositions and methods for recovery of hydrocarbons from subterranean formations. The compositions may be dry blends of synthetic and naturally derived polymers. The blend compositions may also be produced as high activity solvent-based fluidized polymer suspensions. Either in dry or liquid forms, the blend compositions provide higher proppant carrying capacity in comparison to conventional solutions, as well as improved breakability and crosslinking capacity.

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


Natural edible cleaning composition
Patent No. 11319512 

Inventor(s): Corby Lucious Frazier (Plano, TX), Jessica Adelle Gore (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Sam Sokhansanj PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16883784 on 05/26/2020 (707 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cleaning solution, composition, and portable cleaner are provided that is all natural, safe, non-toxic, edible, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-microbial, deodorizing, and further includes a pleasant fragrance and taste. In addition, the cleaning composition can be free from sugar, alcohol, surfactants, and other harmful or harsh ingredients. In addition, the cleaning composition allows for quick cleaning of any type of object that may be placed in the mouth, such as pacifiers, toys, candy, eating utensils, musical instruments, and mouth-pieces, among others.

[C11D] DETERGENT COMPOSITIONS; USE OF SINGLE SUBSTANCES AS DETERGENTS; SOAP OR SOAP-MAKING; RESIN SOAPS; RECOVERY OF GLYCEROL


Methods for forming a flat surface MIO structure
Patent No. 11319639 

Inventor(s): Gaurav Singhal (Maharashtra, , IN), Paul Braun (Champaign, IL), Shailesh N. Joshi (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: 16777488 on 01/30/2020 (824 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to methods for forming a flat surface MIO structure for bonding and cooling electronic assemblies. In one embodiment, the method includes providing a plurality of particles on a surface of a base substrate. A metal is then deposited onto the plurality of particles up to a desired level to form a metal layer such that the plurality of particles is partially covered by the metal layer. An adhesive member is then applied to the plurality of particles exposed above the metal layer. Finally the adhesive member is pulled to remove individual particles of the plurality of particles that are exposed above the metal layer.

[C25D] PROCESSES FOR THE ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PRODUCTION OF COATINGS; ELECTROFORMING (manufacturing printed circuits by metal deposition H05K 3/18); JOINING WORKPIECES BY ELECTROLYSIS; APPARATUS THEREFOR (anodic or cathodic protection C23F 13/00; single-crystal growth C30B) [6]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

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Elimination of perofration process in plug and perf with downhole electronic sleeves
Patent No. 11319772 

Inventor(s): Matthew James Merron (Carrollton, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary William Walton (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16315591 on 07/15/2016 (2118 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes positioning a completion assembly in a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation and conveying a frac plug through the completion assembly. The completion assembly may provide a fracturing assembly. The method further includes detecting a wireless signal provided by the frac plug with a sensor included in the fracturing assembly, actuating a sliding sleeve of the fracturing assembly based on detection of the wireless signal and thereby moving the sliding sleeve to expose one or more flow ports, setting the frac plug in the wellbore downhole from the fracturing assembly, conveying a wellbore projectile through the completion assembly, receiving the wellbore projectile with the frac plug, and thereby sealing the wellbore at the frac plug, and injecting a fluid under pressure into the subterranean formation via the one or more flow ports.

[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]


Advanced coatings for downhole applications
Patent No. 11319798 

Inventor(s): Anthony Phan (Carrollton, TX), Celso Max Trujillo, Jr. (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17088876 on 11/04/2020 (545 days app to issue)

Abstract: A diagnostic coating is applied to the surface of a wellbore service tool. The diagnostic coating has one or more constituents that undergoes an optically-detectable physical change responsive to changing values of one or more downhole parameters. After exposing the diagnostic coating of the service tool to the downhole environment, the tool may be retrieved from the wellbore and inspected to detect any physical change indicative of the service tool having been exposed to elevated values of the one or more downhole 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

 

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Isolation joint with spherical bearing and integral angle measurement
Patent No. 11319985 

Inventor(s): Curtis Kyhl (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16984002 on 08/03/2020 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: An isolation joint with an integral angle measurement system. The isolation joint includes a suspension interface yoke, a payload support member, a spherical bearing, and an integral angle measurement system. The suspension interface yoke includes a suspension interface configured to couple the suspension interface yoke to one or more suspension bars. The payload support member includes a payload interface configured to couple a payload to the payload support member. The spherical bearing includes an inner race secured to one of the suspension interface yoke and the payload support member and an outer race secured to the other of the suspension interface yoke and the payload support member. The integral angle measurement system includes a plurality of position sensors configured to measure a change in position between the suspension interface yoke and the payload support member.

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


Night light rotatable to expose or conceal outlet
Patent No. 11320123 

Inventor(s): Daniel Rego (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16111154 on 08/23/2018 (1349 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is a night light that plugs into an electrical outlet and has means that allow the night light body, without unplugging the night light, alternatively to conceal from view the entire electrical receptacle in a first orientation and to expose one of the electrical receptacle”s outlets for use in a second orientation. The invention thus serves to conceal electrical receptacles in an aesthetically pleasing way while operating as a night light. It can be reoriented from that position, without removing it from the electrical outlet into which it is plugged, to expose for use by another electrical device the electrical outlet of the electrical receptacle not being used by the night light, while continuing to function as a night light.

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


Nozzle assembly for exhaust fan unit of HVAC system
Patent No. 11320159 

Inventor(s): Luis L. Vargas (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): AIR DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGIES IP, LLC (Milwaukee, WI)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16136877 on 09/20/2018 (1321 days app to issue)

Abstract: A nozzle assembly for a fan unit includes an inner nozzle having a tapered outer diameter and a flow path radially inward from the tapered outer diameter with respect to a longitudinal axis of the nozzle assembly. The flow path is configured to guide a fluid flow and to expel the fluid flow through an inner outlet of the inner nozzle to a surrounding environment. The nozzle assembly also includes an outer nozzle disposed radially outward from the inner nozzle with respect to the longitudinal axis. The outer nozzle and the tapered outer diameter of the inner nozzle define an annular flow path therebetween. The annular flow path is configured to guide the fluid flow and to expel the fluid flow to the surrounding environment through an outer outlet of the outer nozzle. A cross-sectional area of the outer outlet is adjustable via movement of the inner nozzle, the outer nozzle, or both along the longitudinal axis of the nozzle assembly.

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


Predictive temperature scheduling for a thermostat using machine learning
Patent No. 11320165 

Inventor(s): Janathkumar Manohararaj (McKinney, TX), Payam Delgoshaei (Addison, TX), Sridhar Venkatesh (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16731995 on 12/31/2019 (854 days app to issue)

Abstract: A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) control device configured to receive a user input for controlling an HVAC system, to determine whether the user input indicates an energy saving occupancy setting, and to identify a first plurality of time entries that are associated with a confidence level for a predicted occupancy status that is less than a predetermined threshold value in the predicted occupancy schedule. The device is further configured to modify the predicted occupancy schedule by setting the first plurality of time entries to an away status when the user input indicates an aggressive energy saving occupancy setting. The device is further configured to modify the predicted occupancy schedule by setting the second plurality of time entries to a present status when the user input indicates a conservative energy saving occupancy setting. The device is further configured to output the modified predicted occupancy schedule.

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


Auto-loading firearm with selectable live fire and training modes
Patent No. 11320229 

Inventor(s): Brian Edward Bascom (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): MUSTANG INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Booth Albanesi Schroeder PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17031725 on 09/24/2020 (586 days app to issue)

Abstract: An auto-loading firearm having a system for switches between live fire and training modes via a selector switch mounted either on the firearm frame or on a specially designed training attachment. A multi-part transfer bar, between the trigger and sear, can be selectively connected in a live fire mode and spaced apart in a training mode. A selectively engageable trigger resetting mechanism automatically returns the trigger to its set position after firing the firearm is in training mode.

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


Compact, modular, pump or turbine with integral modular motor or generator and coaxial fluid flow
Patent No. 11323003 

Inventor(s): Andreas Dreiss (Hamburg, , DE), David Olexson, Jr. (Bethlehem, PA), Neil Havrilla (Hazle Township, PA), Scott C. Judge (Bethlehem, PA)
Assignee(s): Flowserve Management Company (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Maine Cernota Rardin (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16668665 on 10/30/2019 (916 days app to issue)

Abstract: A coaxial pump or turbine module includes an integral, modular motor or generator comprising a magnet structure containing radial or axial permanent magnets and/or induction coils detachably fixed to a rotor, and a stator housing detachably fixed to the module housing. Working fluid is directed axially through a flow path symmetrically distributed within an annulus formed between the module housing and the stator housing. The stator housing can be cooled by the working fluid, or by a cooling fluid flowing between passages of the flow path. The flow path can extend over substantially a full length and rear surface of the stator housing. A plurality of the modules can be combined into a multi-stage apparatus, with rotor speeds independently controlled by corresponding variable frequency drives. Embodiments include guide vanes and/or diffusers. The rotor can be fixed to a rotating shaft, or rotate about a fixed shaft.

[F04D] NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT PUMPS (engine fuel-injection pumps F02M; ion pumps H01J 41/12; electrodynamic pumps H02K 44/02)


 

P H Y S I C S

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Retroreflective traffic stripe for both wet and dry weather conditions
Patent No. 11319680 

Inventor(s): Mark Joseph O”Neill (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17544237 on 12/07/2021 (147 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention is a novel retroreflective traffic stripe comprising an exposed top surface containing a widely spaced repeating pattern of linear light-turning prisms and a second repeating pattern of linear prisms between the light-turning prisms, over a bottom surface containing cube corner retroreflective prisms. The two types of top surface prisms are operable under dry and wet weather conditions, respectively. Both types of top surface prisms are configured to use refraction and reflection to redirect light from distant headlights into a downward direction onto the bottom surface of the traffic stripe under dry and wet weather conditions, respectively. Cube corner retroreflective prisms on the bottom surface accept the light and return it in the opposite direction.

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


Temperature sensor circuit for relative thermal sensing
Patent No. 11320320 

Inventor(s): Abidur Rahman (Richardson, TX), Eung Jung Kim (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16395860 on 04/26/2019 (1103 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example device includes a first temperature sensor configured to provide a first current signal indicative of a temperature of a first circuit based on a voltage of a first temperature sensing element. The first circuit includes a power switch device and the first temperature sensing element. A second temperature sensor is configured to provide a second current signal indicative of temperature of a second circuit based on a voltage of a second temperature sensing element. The second circuit includes the second temperature sensing element. A trim circuit is configured to trim current in at least one of the first temperature sensor or the second temperature sensor to compensate for mismatch between temperature coefficients of the first and second temperature sensing elements.

[G01K] MEASURING TEMPERATURE; MEASURING QUANTITY OF HEAT; THERMALLY-SENSITIVE ELEMENTS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (radiation pyrometry G01J 5/00)


MEMS accelerometer self-test using an active mobile mass deflection technique
Patent No. 11320452 

Inventor(s): Alessandro Tocchio (Milan, , IT), Anthony Junior Casillan (Lewisville, TX), David McClure (Carrollton, TX), Naren K. Sahoo (Frisco, TX), Yamu Hu (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics S.r.l. (Agrate Brianza, , IT), STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Crowe Dunlevy (Local + 7 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16452904 on 06/26/2019 (1042 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microelectromechanical system (MEMS) accelerometer sensor has a mobile mass and a sensing capacitor. To self-test the sensor, a test signal is applied to the sensing capacitor during a reset phase of a sensing circuit coupled to the sensing capacitor. The test signal is configured to cause an electrostatic force which produces a physical displacement of the mobile mass corresponding to a desired acceleration value. Then, during a read phase of the sensing circuit, a variation in capacitance of sensing capacitor due to the physical displacement of the mobile mass is sensed. This sensed variation in capacitance is converted to a sensed acceleration value. A comparison of the sensed acceleration value to the desired acceleration value provides an indication of an error in operation of the MEMS accelerometer sensor if the sensed acceleration value and desired acceleration value are not substantially equal.

[G01P] MEASURING LINEAR OR ANGULAR SPEED, ACCELERATION, DECELERATION OR SHOCK; INDICATING PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF MOVEMENT; INDICATING DIRECTION OF MOVEMENT (measuring angular rate using gyroscopic effects G01C 19/00; combined measuring devices for measuring two or more variables of movement G01C 23/00; measuring velocity of sound G01H 5/00; measuring velocity of light G01J 7/00; determining direction or velocity of solid objects by reflection or reradiation of radio or other waves and based on propagation effects, e.g. Doppler effect, propagation time or direction of propagation, G01S; measuring speed of nuclear radiation G01T)


Aging compensation of a ferroelectric piezoelectric shock sensor
Patent No. 11320453 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Scott Robert Summerfelt (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16856488 on 04/23/2020 (740 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes measuring a first signal from a set of pyroelectric devices at a first temperature and measuring a second signal from a set of piezoelectric devices at a first acceleration. The method also includes measuring a third signal from the set of pyroelectric devices at a second temperature and measuring a fourth signal from the set of piezoelectric devices at a second acceleration. The method further includes adjusting a piezoelectric calibration using the first, second, third, and fourth signals.

[G01P] MEASURING LINEAR OR ANGULAR SPEED, ACCELERATION, DECELERATION OR SHOCK; INDICATING PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF MOVEMENT; INDICATING DIRECTION OF MOVEMENT (measuring angular rate using gyroscopic effects G01C 19/00; combined measuring devices for measuring two or more variables of movement G01C 23/00; measuring velocity of sound G01H 5/00; measuring velocity of light G01J 7/00; determining direction or velocity of solid objects by reflection or reradiation of radio or other waves and based on propagation effects, e.g. Doppler effect, propagation time or direction of propagation, G01S; measuring speed of nuclear radiation G01T)


Methods of testing multiple dies
Patent No. 11320478 

Inventor(s): Mahesh M. Mehendale (Bangalore, , IN), Rubin Ajit Parekhji (Bangalore, , IN), Vinod Menezes (Bangalore, , IN), Vipul K. Singhal (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16901966 on 06/15/2020 (687 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a method of testing a semiconductor wafer, a probe tip contacts a pad in a scribe line space between facing sides of first and second dies. The probe tip is electrically coupled to an automated test equipment (ATE). The second die is spaced apart from the first die. The scribe line space includes an interconnect extending along at least an entire length of the facing sides of the first and second dies. The pad is electrically coupled through the interconnect to at least one of the first or second dies. With the ATE, circuitry is tested in at least one of the first or second dies. The pad is electrically coupled through the interconnect to the circuitry.

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


Programmable test compactor for improving defect determination
Patent No. 11320487 

Inventor(s): Chen Wang (Lake Oswego, OR), Mark A. Kassab (Wilsonville, OR), Wu-Tung Cheng (Lake Oswego, OR)
Assignee(s): SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17330515 on 05/26/2021 (342 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit comprises: scan chains comprising scan cells, the scan chains configured to shift in test patterns, apply the test patterns to the circuit, capture test responses of the circuit, and shift out the test responses; a decompressor configured to decompress compressed test patterns into the test patterns; a test response compactor configured to compact the test responses; and shuffler circuitry inserted between outputs of the scan chains and inputs of the test response compactor, the shuffler circuitry comprising state elements configured to delay output signals from some of the scan chains for one or more clock cycles based on a control signal, the control signal varying with the test patterns.

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


Self test for safety logic
Patent No. 11320488 

Inventor(s): Saket Jalan (Bengaluru, , IN), Sundarrajan Rangachari (Trichy, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17160461 on 01/28/2021 (460 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for self test of safety logic in safety critical devices is provided in which the safety logic includes comparator logic coupled to a circuit under test (CUT) in a safety critical device and the self test logic is configured to test the comparator logic. The self test logic may be implemented as a single cycle parallel bit inversion approach, a multi-cycle serial bit inversion approach, or a single cycle test pattern injection approach.

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


Observed time difference of arrival (OTDOA) positioning in wireless communication networks
Patent No. 11320511 

Inventor(s): Nathan Edward Tenny (Poway, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15721051 on 09/29/2017 (1677 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for observed time difference of arrival (OTDOA) positioning. The method can include receiving from a serving cell of a first network assistance data for measuring time difference of arrival of positioning reference signals (PRSs) received from a plurality of neighboring cells of a second network, receiving from the serving cell a gap pattern for decoding a master information block (MIB) of a first neighboring cell of the plurality of neighboring cells, or a system frame number (SFN) offset of the first neighboring cell, and determining an SFN timing of the first neighboring cell based on the gap pattern for decoding the MIB of the first neighboring cell or the SFN offset of the first neighboring cell.

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


Fiber optic connector for hardware interiors and method of using same
Patent No. 11320600 

Inventor(s): Ashley Wesley Jones (Denton, TX), Louis Edward Parkman, III (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Corning, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17007219 on 08/31/2020 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fiber optic connector for connecting one or more optical fibers to a fiber optic component includes: a ferrule configured to receive the one or more optical fibers; a ferrule holder configured to be coupled to the ferrule, wherein the ferrule and ferrule holder forms a ferrule support assembly when coupled together; and a shroud configured to be positioned about the ferrule support assembly and connectable to the fiber optic component. The ferrule support assembly and the shroud are configured so that the ferrule support assembly is movable relative to the shroud to positions outside the shroud when the shroud is disconnected from the fiber optic component, and the ferrule support assembly is confined within the shroud when the shroud is connected to the fiber optic component. A method of forming a fiber optic assembly using such a fiber optic connector is also disclosed.

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


Spatial light modulator image display projector apparatus with solid state illumination light sources
Patent No. 11320728 

Inventor(s): Gregory S. Pettitt (Sherman, TX), James Francis Hallas (Allen, TX), John Marshall Ferri (Allen, TX), Michael Terry Davis (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15959141 on 04/20/2018 (1474 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a projector includes a light source to produce first light of a first color. The projector also includes a phosphor to selectively receive the first light and produce second light of a second color in response to the first light. The projector also includes a dichroic mirror to pass a portion of the second light to produce a third light of a third color. The dichroic mirror reflects a portion of the second light as fourth light of a fourth color.

[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]


System and method for retaining DRAM data when reprogramming reconfigureable devices with DRAM memory controllers incorporating a data maintenance block
Patent No. 11320999 

Inventor(s): Timothy J. Tewalt (Larkspur, CO)
Assignee(s): FG SRC, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Larkin Hoffman Daly Lindgren, Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16450987 on 06/24/2019 (1044 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for retaining dynamic random access memory (DRAM) data when reprogramming reconfigurable devices with DRAM memory controllers such as field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The DRAM memory controller is utilized in concert with a data maintenance block collocated with the DRAM memory and coupled to an I2C interface of the reconfigurable device, wherein the FPGA drives the majority of the DRAM input/output (I/O) and the data maintenance block drives the self-refresh command inputs. Even though the FPGA reconfigures and the majority of the DRAM inputs are tri-stated, the data maintenance block provides stable input levels on the self-refresh command inputs.

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


Merged infrastructure for manufacturing and lifecycle management of both hardware and software
Patent No. 11321203 

Inventor(s): David Patrick Anders (Hurst, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Van Pelt, Yi James LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17067274 on 10/09/2020 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: A merged infrastructure for manufacturing and lifecycle management of both hardware and software is disclosed. In various embodiments, a library comprising a superset of device drivers is stored, the superset including for each of a plurality of supported systems a corresponding set of device drivers for devices comprising that supported system. A context in which a processor is deployed is determined, the context being associated with a specific corresponding one of the plurality of supported systems. The library is used to provision based on the determined context at least a subset of devices accessible by the processor in the context in which the processor is deployed.

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


Detection of anomalous computer behavior
Patent No. 11321214 

Inventor(s): Jing Wan (Allen, TX), Sripriya Sundararaman (Plano, TX), Taylor Smith (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: Faegre Drinker Biddle Reath LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17068821 on 10/12/2020 (568 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining features of a dataset that are indicative of anomalous behavior of one or more computers in a large group of computers comprises (1) receiving log files including a plurality of entries of data regarding connections between a plurality of computers belonging to an organization and a plurality of websites outside the organization, each entry being associated with the actions of one computer, (2) executing a time series decomposition algorithm on a portion of the features of the data to generate a first list of features, (3) implementing a plurality of traffic dispersion graphs to generate a second list of features, and (4) implementing an autoencoder and a random forest regressor to generate a third list of features.

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


Multiple-requestor memory access pipeline and arbiter
Patent No. 11321248 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Ashok Chachad (Plano, TX), David Matthew Thompson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16882503 on 05/24/2020 (709 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a coherent memory system includes a central processing unit (CPU) and first and second level caches. The memory system can include a pipeline for accessing data stored in one of the caches. Requestors can access the data stored in one of the caches by sending requests at a same time that can be arbitrated by the pipeline.

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


Multicore bus architecture with wire reduction and physical congestion minimization via shared transaction channels
Patent No. 11321268 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet A. Chachad (Plano, TX), David M. Thompson (Dallas, TX), Joseph Zbiciak (Farmers Branch, TX), Kai Chirca (Dallas, TX), Matthew D. Pierson (Murphy, TX), Timothy Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14530266 on 10/31/2014 (2741 days app to issue)

Abstract: The Multicore Bus Architecture (MBA) protocol includes a novel technique of sharing the same physical channel for all transaction types. Two channels, the Transaction Attribute Channel (TAC) and the Transaction Data Channel (TDC) are used. The attribute channel transmits bus transaction attribute information optionally including a transaction type signal, a transaction ID, a valid signal, a bus agent ID signal, an address signal, a transaction size signal, a credit spend signal and a credit return signal. The data channel connected a data subset of the signal lines of the bus separate from the attribute subset of signal lines the bus. The data channel optionally transmits a data valid signal, a transaction ID signal, a bus agent ID signal and a last data signal to mark the last data of a current bus transaction.

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


Information restructuring, editing, and storage systems for web browsers
Patent No. 11321515 

Inventor(s): Rona Sfakianakis (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ExactNote, Inc. (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16679278 on 11/10/2019 (905 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods, computer readable mediums (CRMs), and systems for creating, organizing, viewing, and connecting annotations of web documents within web browsers that are made to be annotation capable. Methods, CRMs, and systems for an annotation capable web browser transmitting annotation highlighted text, annotation comment, uniform resource locator (URL), document object model (DOM) context, screenshot with marked annotation highlighted text, and annotation symbol to an annotation server are presented. Furthermore, methods, CRMs, and systems of organizing annotations within an annotation organization context area, visual queues for viewing and recognizing annotations in web documents, and a notepad for connecting annotations between web documents are presented. This disclosure relates to note taking within web documents, organizing these notes, discussing specific aspects of a web document with multiple people, and creating guided tours across multiple web documents as a reminder for oneself or for others.

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


Logarithmic amplifier
Patent No. 11321543 

Inventor(s): Vadim Valerievich Ivanov (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17179847 on 02/19/2021 (438 days app to issue)

Abstract: A logarithmic amplifier includes a logarithmic current preamplifier circuit and logarithmic amplifier circuit. The logarithmic current preamplifier circuit includes an inverting input terminal, an output terminal, and a first diode. The first diode is coupled between the inverting input terminal of the logarithmic current preamplifier circuit and the output terminal of the logarithmic current preamplifier circuit. The logarithmic amplifier circuit includes an inverting input terminal, an output terminal, and a second diode. The inverting input terminal of the logarithmic amplifier circuit is coupled to the output terminal of the logarithmic current preamplifier circuit. The second diode is coupled between the inverting input terminal of the logarithmic amplifier circuit and the output terminal of the logarithmic amplifier circuit.

[G06G] ANALOGUE COMPUTERS (analogue optical computing devices G06E 3/00; computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Apparatus for controlling the printing on cable
Patent No. 11321594 

Inventor(s): Clifton S. Thompson (Lucas, TX), Ferrin E. Gomez (Van Alstyne, TX), Tony Ornelas, III (Frisco, TX), William T. Bigbee, Jr. (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16915968 on 06/29/2020 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the printing on wire or cable. The apparatus including a processor, a bus connected to the processor, a user input connected to the bus, a display screen connected to the user input and the bus, a first storage system connected to the bus, data stored in the first storage system and displayable on the display screen, wherein the data includes manufacturing and print information, a printer connected to the bus, wherein the printer prints the data on the wire or cable, a communication device connected to the bus, and an identification device connected to the bus, wherein identification device receives information from a user.

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


Rehearsal network for generalized learning
Patent No. 11321610 

Inventor(s): Haripriya Srinivasaraghavan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16108242 on 08/22/2018 (1350 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a rehearsal network service is provided that enables generalized learning for all types of input patterns ranging from one-shot inputs to a large set of inputs. The rehearsal network service includes using biological memory indicator data relating to a user and the input data. The rehearsal network service includes calculating a normalized effective salience for each input data, and generating a new set of input data in which the inclusion of input data is proportional to its normalization effective salience. The rehearsal network service further includes augmenting the new set of input data using perturbation values. The rehearsal network service provides the new set of input data to a learning network, such as a neural network or a deep learning network that can learn the user”s taste or preference.

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


Skew-mitigated evolving prediction model
Patent No. 11321654 

Inventor(s): Zhiyang Yu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Heslin Rothenberg Farley Mesiti PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16864009 on 04/30/2020 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented for service cost prediction using machine learning. A claims risk model is formed for predicting a per member per month cost based on variables trained in early prediction models and variables of claim record data from data sources. A training dataset for the claims risk model is modified based on a preconfigured cap value and two distinctive datasets are generated, which trains the claims risk model into a capped submodel and an outlier submodel, respectively. Each submodel makes prediction of the per member per month cost and a slice model interpolates a cost predicted by the capped submodel and another predicted by the outlier submodel. The splice model redistributes the outcomes of the capped submodel and the outlier submodel.

[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]


Cognitive scribe and meeting moderator assistant
Patent No. 11321675 

Inventor(s): Ira Allen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Keohane D”Alessandro PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16191607 on 11/15/2018 (1265 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide a computer-implemented technique for monitoring deviation from a meeting agenda. A meeting moderator and meeting agenda are obtained. Meeting dialog, along with facial expressions and/or body language of attendees is monitored. Natural language processing, using entity detection, disambiguation, and other language processing techniques, determines a level of deviation in the meeting dialog from the meeting agenda. Computer-implemented image analysis techniques ascertain participant engagement from facial expressions and/or gestures of participants. A deviation alert is presented to the moderator and/or meeting participants when a deviation is detected, allowing the moderator to steer the meeting conversation back to the planned agenda.

[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 processing and management of transactions using electronic currency
Patent No. 11321680 

Inventor(s): Ashish Kumar (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15498465 on 04/26/2017 (1833 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for securely processing and managing electronic transactions using one or more electronic currencies. The method and system of the present invention comprise a mechanism for device entities to engage in a financial transaction and process the transaction electronically without being connected to any remote communication link at the time of transaction; any one participating entity of the transaction to submit transaction to a central controller for settlement at any time after the transaction initiation; electronic transaction requiring exchange of electronic currency; electronic currency also being available in physical as well as multiple denominations with localization feature; both electronic transaction and electronic currency to be validated and verified securely through at least one central controller consisting of a central processing unit, operating system software to run the central processing unit and data storage means to identify at least transacting device entities, currency attributes and transaction attributes.

[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]


Demand forecasting systems and methods utilizing prime class remapping
Patent No. 11321721 

Inventor(s): Daniel Muzich (Phoenix, AZ), James Fox (Tempe, AZ), Jonathan Tracy (Tempe, AZ), Julianne Bowles (Tempe, AZ), Michael Costello (Tempe, AZ), Thomas Trenga (Mesa, AZ)
Assignee(s): AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13791711 on 03/08/2013 (3343 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer based system for remapping prime class seat bookings is disclosed. The system remaps prime class bookings a floor class, or if the floor class is closed, into a higher, displacement class. Via remapping, airline systems, such as inventory management systems, revenue management systems, and the like, may better account for the true value of prime class bookings.

[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]


Ad simulator browser extension
Patent No. 11321746 

Inventor(s): Gopi Kancharla (Frisco, TX), Hanzhang Zheng (Frisco, TX), Mahesh Senniappan (Plano, TX), Parvesh Kumar (Plano, TX), Praveen Tandra (Allen, TX), Raman Bajaj (Frisco, TX), Sanjiv Yajnik (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC. (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni, PLLC. (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16559818 on 09/04/2019 (972 days app to issue)

Abstract: An ad simulator having at least in-browser simulation capabilities is provided. In examples, the ad simulator may be a web browser extension, which a media developer, designer, etc. may use for ad display simulation. The browser extension may locate existing display ads on a webpage, one or more of which can be selected to be replaced with a new ad. A HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) request may be made to an ad template rendering engine that returns a HyperText Markup Language (HTML) of a new ad personalized and targeted to a customer. The browser extension may then replace the existing ad with the new ad.

[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]


Automated hybrid propensity decision vector generation using artificial intelligence
Patent No. 11321762 

Inventor(s): Shivaram Subramanian (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16917744 on 06/30/2020 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer generates an optimized decision distribution vector for a plurality of related, demand-correlated products. The computer receives data indexed by product, with each entry including several entry attributes. The computer receives decision context data for the products. The computer determines a set of primary attributes and trains a first machine learning model based upon those attributes. The computer receives a decision optimization request that includes an associated set of attributes corresponding to the primary attributes. The computer scores the associated set of attributes, using the first machine learning model, to generate a baseline purchase propensity. The computer trains a second machine learning model, based upon the baseline purchase propensity and the decision context data, to generate own-product and cross-product elasticity data. The computer, using the own-product and cross-product elasticity data, generates a decision distribution vector for the group of related, demand-correlated products.

[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]


Work request data system and method of use
Patent No. 11321770 

Inventor(s): Matthew Frame (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16815982 on 03/11/2020 (783 days app to issue)

Abstract: A work request data system wherein a user a person such a homeowner to access and possess accurate information about the physical measurements of a structure or other object as derived from a three-dimensional model of the property. The interface generates the measurement through an extraction module.

[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]


Multi-lender loan management system
Patent No. 11321773 

Inventor(s): Fredrick Allen Crable (Allen, TX), Jacques Morel (Colleyville, TX), Nicky Joshi (Flower Mound, TX), Satish Kesiboyana (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16154155 on 10/08/2018 (1303 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-lender loan management system is provided herein. The multi-lender management system includes an external network gateway, an internal network gateway, a messaging service, a plurality of Application Programming Interface (API) modules coupled between the external network gateway and the internal network gateway, and a plurality of micro services coupled to the internal network gateway and configured to communicate with each other via the messaging service. API modules can include a client API module and a lender API module. Microservices can include a loan applications microservice and an offers microservice.

[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 identifying a service qualification of a multi-unit building based on exterior access
Patent No. 11321940 

Inventor(s): Rajat Sharma (Southlake, TX), Senthil Muthusamy (Frisco, TX), Sheikbharith Liakathali (Irving, TX), Vipul Jha (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16947038 on 07/15/2020 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive building location information associated with a multi-unit building. The device may obtain an image that depicts the multi-unit building. The device may process, using a building analysis model, the image to identify exterior access features of the multi-unit building. The building analysis model may be trained based on a plurality of historical images of other exterior access features. The device may determine, using a scoring system and based on a configuration of exterior access features that are identified by the building analysis model, an exterior accessibility score of the unit. The device may perform, based on the exterior accessibility score, an action associated with qualifying the unit for installation of a service that involves access, from the unit, to an exterior of the multi-unit building.

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


Proactive investigation alert systems and methods for multiple controlled-environment facilities
Patent No. 11322015 

Inventor(s): Christopher Barrett Bruton (Frisco, TX), Isaac Parampottil (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17004694 on 08/27/2020 (614 days app to issue)

Abstract: Proactive multiple controlled-environment facility investigative data aggregation and analysis systems and methods may accept setup of alerts, each alert associated with particular data related to electronic communications, and each alert to be directed to at least one person not associated with the controlled-environment facility in which the communication originated, in which a particular resident associated with the electronic communication resides, and/or the like. Captured data related to electronic communications associated with each of a plurality of residents is received and/or retrieved and the at least one person not associated with the controlled-environment facility is alerted when the particular data related to electronic communications is received or retrieved with respect to a particular electronic communication.

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


Broadband sparse acoustic absorber
Patent No. 11322126 

Inventor(s): Hideo Iizuka (Ann Arbor, MI), Taehwa Lee (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16227345 on 12/20/2018 (1230 days app to issue)

Abstract: A broadband sparse acoustic absorber includes a periodic array of spaced apart unit cells, generally having a lateral fill factor less than 0.5. Each unit cell includes a pair of joined, and inverted, Helmholtz resonators, having longitudinal and lateral neck portions that are perpendicular to one another. The longitudinal neck portions are typically covered and/or filled with acoustic absorbing material. Sound suppression systems include sound emitting devices that are at least partially surround by one or more such arrays.

[G10K] SOUND-PRODUCING DEVICES (sound-producing toys A63H 5/00); METHODS OR DEVICES FOR PROTECTING AGAINST, OR FOR DAMPING, NOISE OR OTHER ACOUSTIC WAVES IN GENERAL; ACOUSTICS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [6]


Engine sound enhancement
Patent No. 11322132 

Inventor(s): Keita Okamoto (Peachtree City, GA), Michael U. Frank (Saline, MI), Scott W. Shopoff (Ypsilanti, MI), Shigeki Yoshida (Peachtree City, GA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16995554 on 08/17/2020 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, devices and apparatuses for a sound enhancement system. The sound enhancement system includes an airflow sensor. The airflow sensor is configured to measure an airflow into an engine of the vehicle. The sound enhancement system includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is coupled to the airflow sensor. The electronic control unit is configured to determine a time of when to output an audio signal that mimics or enhances engine sound based on the airflow into the engine of the vehicle. The electronic control unit is configured to generate the audio signal based on the airflow into the engine of the vehicle. The sound enhancement system includes an audio device. The audio device is configured to output the audio signal based on the timing of when to output the audio signal.

[G10K] SOUND-PRODUCING DEVICES (sound-producing toys A63H 5/00); METHODS OR DEVICES FOR PROTECTING AGAINST, OR FOR DAMPING, NOISE OR OTHER ACOUSTIC WAVES IN GENERAL; ACOUSTICS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [6]


Enhanced multistate verify techniques in a memory device
Patent No. 11322213 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Muhammad Masuduzzaman (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16899965 on 06/12/2020 (690 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method comprises determining a verify voltage for a next iteration of a verify operation to be performed on memory cells a first set of memory cells of a selected word line, and determining data states for a second set of memory cells of at least one neighboring word line. The method further comprises determining, based on the data states, a verify voltage configuration that includes bit line voltage biases or sense times, and performing the next iteration of the verify operation on the selected word line by using the verify voltage configuration to iteratively verify whether respective memory cells, of the second set of memory cells, have threshold voltages above the verify voltage, wherein determining the data states, determining the verify voltage configuration, and performing the next iteration are to be repeated until a program stop condition is satisfied.

[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)


Track and hold circuits with transformer coupled bootstrap switch
Patent No. 11322217 

Inventor(s): Ashwin Raghunathan (San Mateo, CA), Baher Haroun (Allen, TX), Marco Corsi (Scotts Valley, CA), Robert Floyd Payne (McKinney, TX), Seyed Miaad Seyed Aliroteh (Milpitas, CA), Swaminathan Sankaran (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17003185 on 08/26/2020 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: A track and hold circuit includes a signal input terminal, a clock input terminal, an output terminal, a transistor, and a bootstrapping circuit with a transformer. The transistor includes a source, a drain, and a gate, where the source is coupled to the signal input terminal, and the drain is coupled to the output terminal. The transformer includes a primary winding coupled to the clock input terminal, and a secondary winding. The secondary winding is coupled between the source and the gate to control a gate-source voltage of the transistor.

[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)


Method and device for providing a person with training data of an athlete as the athlete is performing a running workout
Patent No. 11322240 

Inventor(s): Todd Martin (Lexington, OH)
Assignee(s): FINISH TIME HOLDINGS, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheridan Ross, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17471385 on 09/10/2021 (235 days app to issue)

Abstract: An athlete tracking system and method for tracking an athlete during training sessions. The system includes a mobile tracking device wearable around a portion of the athlete”s head, and a training log server for maintaining an athlete profile that includes a training record updatable by the athlete and a training plan supplied by a coach. NULL


Intelligent medical care path systems and methods
Patent No. 11322250 

Inventor(s): Brian D. Childress (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Veritay Group IP, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17079501 on 10/25/2020 (555 days app to issue)

Abstract: Further system and methods associated there with can use a combination of big data, machine learning, and/or regression equations to make living care paths based on sensitivities, probability, and/or statistics, which increases the chances of a living care path being successful. System, in some embodiments, can also provide a visual representation of the treatment options and statistics to the patient and HCP. As configured, system can empower patients, making them more informed about their condition, expectations of recovery, and more confident in their HCP”s recommended treatment measure. NULL


Computing device and method for message construction and processing based upon historical data
Patent No. 11323395 

Inventor(s): Beth Kaye (Suwanee, GA), Stacy Hopkins (Loganville, GA)
Assignee(s): MCKESSON CORPORATION (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17193113 on 03/05/2021 (424 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing device, method and computer program product are provided to process messages received from a source and to construct messages transmitted to a recipient that include the information required to elicit the desired response. In relation to a method, an electronic message is received and analyzed relative to requirements of the related message to determine whether the electronic message includes information required by the related message. If the analysis determines that the electronic message fails to satisfy the requirements of the related message, the method searches historical data related to prior messages to identify additional information sufficient in combination with the information provided by the electronic message to satisfy the requirements of the related message, constructing the related message based upon the additional information identified from the historical data and the information provided by the electronic message, and causing the related message to be transmitted to a request processor.

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


Method and system for secure distribution of mobile data traffic to closer network endpoints
Patent No. 11323410 

Inventor(s): Nishi Kant (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): Mavenir Systems, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero Perle, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15299714 on 10/21/2016 (2020 days app to issue)

Abstract: When a user equipment (UE) provides a new request to a serving gateway (S GW), the S GW augments domain name system (DNS) requests and provides them to a public DNS, with the augmentation providing indications of the requested function. The public DNS responds by providing the IP address of a simplified packet data network (PDN) gateway (P GW) close to the UE location. The P GW forwards communications to the nearest instance of an endpoint providing the requested service or function. In embodiments, some of the functions of the P GW are shifted to other devices in the mobile core, devices that are already local. The simplification of the P GW allows the P GW to be virtualized and moved to a general-purpose server location. Existing information present in the data path is used to provide encryption of portions of the General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) Tunneling Protocol (GTP) connection, allowing the location of the P GW to be optimized in a virtual server data center, as the data path is now secure.

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


Fin-and-pin heatsinks and methods
Patent No. 11324141 

Inventor(s): Rajesh Alayil (Kerala, , IN), Surendran Ramasamy (Tamil Nadu, , IN)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17359250 on 06/25/2021 (312 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one instance, a heat sink for thermal management of an electronic component includes a top plate and a base plate that is displaced from the top plate when in an assembled position. The base plate has a first side and a second side, and the second side is for thermally coupling to the electronic component. The heat sink also includes a plurality of fins each including a flat member formed with a plurality of pin apertures and a plurality of fastener apertures. A plurality of pins is disposed through the plurality of pin apertures. The members of the plurality of fins are spaced from one another. The top plate is coupled to a first end of the plurality of pins, and the base plate is coupled to a second end of the plurality of pins to form a secure structure. Other heat sinks are presented.

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


 

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Dynamic virtual element positioning in an augmented reality environment
Patent No. 11321888 

Inventor(s): Emily Bluedorn (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Comcast Cable Communications, LLC (Philadelphia, PA)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16819848 on 03/16/2020 (778 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices relating to dynamic virtual element positioning in an augmented reality (AR) environment are described herein. In a method, a viewport may be output by a computing device and may comprise a virtual element and at least a portion of a scene captured by a camera associated with the computing device. A movement of the at least a portion of the scene in the viewport may be determined. An offset focal point along at least a portion of an axis of the virtual element may be determined that is the closest to a viewport focal point at the vertical and horizontal center of the viewport. The virtual element may be positioned in the viewport based on the movement of the at least a portion of the scene in the viewport and a distance between the offset focal point and the viewport focal point.

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


Hall sensor packages
Patent No. 11322433 

Inventor(s): Alejandro Hernandez-Luna (Plano, TX), Enis Tuncer (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16842567 on 04/07/2020 (756 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a package comprises first and second terminals and a conductive pathway coupling the first and second terminals. The conductive pathway is configured to generate a magnetic field. The package comprises a conductive member aligned with and coupled to the conductive pathway. The conductive pathway and the conductive member have a common shape. The package also comprises an insulative layer coupled to the conductive member and a die coupled to the insulative layer and having a circuit configured to measure the magnetic field. The circuit faces the conductive pathway.

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


Three-dimensional memory device with dielectric wall support structures and method of forming the same
Patent No. 11322440 

Inventor(s): Tomohiro Kubo (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17039160 on 09/30/2020 (580 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located between line trenches, a first memory array region and a second memory array region, and a pair of dielectric wall structures located between the first line trench and the second line trench and between the memory array regions. Each layer within the alternating stack continuously extends between the first memory array region and the second memory array region in a connection region. The electrically conductive layers of the alternating stack have lateral extents that decrease with a distance from the substrate in a staircase region. Dielectric material plates interlaced with insulating plates or insulating layers are provided between the dielectric wall structures.

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


Semiconductor die containing dummy metallic pads and methods of forming the same
Patent No. 11322466 

Inventor(s): Teruo Okina (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16879146 on 05/20/2020 (713 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first semiconductor die includes first semiconductor devices located over a first substrate, first interconnect-level dielectric layers embedding first metal interconnect structures and located over the first semiconductor devices, a first pad-level dielectric layer embedding first bonding pads and located over the first interconnect-level dielectric layers, and first edge seal structures laterally surrounding the first semiconductor devices. Each of the first edge seal structures vertically extends from the first substrate to a distal surface of the first pad-level dielectric layer, and includes a respective first pad-level ring structure that continuously extends around the first semiconductor devices. At least one row of first dummy metal pads is embedded in the first pad-level dielectric layer between a respective pair of first edge seal structures. Second pad-level ring structures embedded in a second semiconductor die can be bonded to the rows of first dummy metal pads.

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


Three-dimensional memory device containing a shared word line driver across different tiers and methods for making the same
Patent No. 11322483 

Inventor(s): Hiroyuki Ogawa (Nagoya, , JP), Ken Oowada (Fujisawa, , JP), Mitsuteru Mushiga (Kuwana, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17090045 on 11/05/2020 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes a peripheral circuit, a first three-dimensional memory array overlying the peripheral circuit and including a first alternating stack of first insulating layers and first electrically conductive layers containing first word lines and first select lines, and first memory stack structures vertically extending through the first alternating stack, and a second three-dimensional memory array overlying the first three-dimensional memory array and including a second alternating stack of second insulating layers and second electrically conductive layers containing second word lines and second select lines, and second memory stack structures vertically extending through the second alternating stack. The peripheral circuit includes a first word line driver circuit having first word line driver output nodes electrically connected to at least some of the first word lines and at least some of the second word lines, and each first word line is electrically connected to a respective second word line.

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


Three-dimensional memory device including a silicon-germanium source contact layer and method of making the same
Patent No. 11322509 

Inventor(s): Ashish Baraskar (Santa Clara, CA), Peter Rabkin (Cupertino, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17001270 on 08/24/2020 (617 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device includes a silicon-germanium source contact layer, an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over the silicon-germanium source contact layer, and a memory stack structure vertically extending through the alternating stack. The memory stack structure comprises a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel that contacts the memory film. The silicon-germanium source contact layer contacts a cylindrical portion of an outer sidewall of the vertical semiconductor channel. Logic circuits for operating the memory elements may be provided on a substrate within a same semiconductor die, or may be provided in another semiconductor die that is bonded to the semiconductor die containing the memory device.

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


Semiconductor device including a lateral insulator
Patent No. 11322594 

Inventor(s): Baoqiang Niu (Chengdu, , CN), Fei Ma (Chengdu, , CN), Hong Yang (Richardson, TX), Rui Liu (Si Chuan, , CN), Seetharaman Sridhar (Richardson, TX), Shengpin Yang (SiChuan, , CN), Sunglyong Kim (Allen, TX), Ya ping Chen (Chengdu
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17134706 on 12/28/2020 (491 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device, and methods of forming the same. In one example, the semiconductor device includes a trench in a substrate having a top surface, and a shield within the trench. The semiconductor device also includes a shield liner between a sidewall of the trench and the shield, and a lateral insulator over the shield contacting the shield liner. The semiconductor device also includes a gate dielectric layer on an exposed sidewall of the trench between the lateral insulator and the top surface. The lateral insulator may have a minimum thickness at least two times thicker than a maximum thickness of the gate dielectric layer.

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


Gate material-based capacitor and resistor structures and methods of forming the same
Patent No. 11322597 

Inventor(s): Dai Iwata (Yokkaichi, , JP), Hiroyuki Ogawa (Nagoya, , JP), Hokuto Kodate (Nagoya, , JP), Mitsuhiro Togo (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17006228 on 08/28/2020 (613 days app to issue)

Abstract: At least one of a capacitor or a resistor structure can be formed concurrently with formation of a field effect transistor by patterning a gate dielectric layer into gate dielectric and into a first node dielectric or a first resistor isolation dielectric, and by patterning a semiconductor layer into a gate electrode and into a second electrode of a capacitor or a resistor strip. Contacts are then formed to the capacitor or resistor structure. Sidewall spacers may be formed on the gate electrode prior to patterning the capacitor or resistor contacts to reduce damage to the underlying capacitor or resistor layers.

[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]


High voltage lateral junction diode device
Patent No. 11322610 

Inventor(s): Sameer Pendharkar (Allen, TX), Seetharaman Sridhar (Richardson, TX), Sunglyong Kim (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16776544 on 01/30/2020 (824 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a laterally diffused MOSFET, which in turn includes n-type source and drain regions in a p-type semiconductor substrate. A gate electrode is located over the semiconductor substrate between the source region and the drain region. An isolation region is laterally spaced apart from the source region, and is bounded by an n-type buried layer and an n-type well region that reaches from a surface of the substrate to the buried layer. A p-type doped region and an n-type doped region are disposed within the isolation region, the p-type doped region and the n-type doped region forming a diode. A first conductive path connects the n-type doped region to the source region, and a second conductive path connects the p-type doped region to the gate 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]


Surface modified platinum or platinum alloy catalyst for oxygen reduction reaction
Patent No. 11322750 

Inventor(s): Hisao Kato (Aichi, , JP), Hongfei Jia (Ann Arbor, MI), Masaya Kobayashi (Aichi, , JP), Tomoyuki Nagai (Ann Arbor, MI), Yuta Ikehata (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16563376 on 09/06/2019 (970 days app to issue)

Abstract: An oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) catalyst, a membrane-electrode assembly and a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell containing the catalyst are provided. The ORR catalyst is a solid catalyst on a carbon support and the solid catalyst contains platinum metal or a platinum alloy metal having a surface complexed with a monodentate thiol ligand comprising an aromatic or heteroaromatic ring containing at least one of a bromide and an iodide substituent.

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


Antenna hardware disposed on a substrate to provide enhanced wireless connectivity
Patent No. 11322822 

Inventor(s): Manish Jindal (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Charter Communications Operating, LLC (St. Louis, MO)
Law Firm: Armis IP Law, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16871849 on 05/11/2020 (722 days app to issue)

Abstract: An antenna overlay system includes antenna hardware, a communication link, and electronic circuitry disposed on a substrate. The communication link couples the electronic circuitry to the antenna hardware. During operation, the electronic circuitry in communication with the antenna hardware is operable to control transmission and reception of wireless signals in a wireless region. An adhesive layer disposed on a surface of the substrate couples the substrate to an object such as a window. In one arrangement, the window is a low-E glass windowpane that substantially attenuates wireless signals from being received by communication equipment in a building in which the windowpane is installed. The antenna overlay system provides enhanced RF signal reception and transmission.

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


Low power transmitter for sensor arrays
Patent No. 11322988 

Inventor(s): Sudipto Chakraborty (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Tutunjian Bitetto, PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17172238 on 02/10/2021 (447 days app to issue)

Abstract: A low power transmitter includes a low frequency feedback loop, a high frequency switching element embedded within the low frequency feedback loop, and a mixer electrically communicating with the low frequency feedback loop and the high frequency switching element. The low frequency feedback loop employs either a voltage mode interface or a current mode interface. The high frequency switching element includes a first transistor, a second transistor, and a pair of inductive elements. Alternatively, the high frequency switching element includes a single transistor and a single inductive element.

[H02J] CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY (power supply circuits for apparatus for measuring X-radiation, gamma radiation, corpuscular radiation or cosmic radiation G01T 1/175; electric power supply circuits specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/00; for digital computers G06F 1/18; for discharge tubes H01J 37/248; circuits or apparatus for the conversion of electric power, arrangements for control or regulation of such circuits or apparatus H02M; interrelated control of several motors, control of a prime-mover/generator combination H02P; control of high-frequency power H03L; additional use of power line or power network for transmission of information H04B)


Peak detector
Patent No. 11323103 

Inventor(s): Arnab Das (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17138145 on 12/30/2020 (489 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit with a differential input configured to receive a differential analog input signal. The circuit also includes a common mode detection circuit, a primary signal circuit coupled, and a replica block. The circuit also includes a summer coupled to the output of the primary signal circuit and to an output of the replica block.

[H03K] PULSE TECHNIQUE (measuring pulse characteristics G01R; modulating sinusoidal oscillations with pulses H03C; transmission of digital information H04L; discriminator circuits detecting phase difference between two signals by counting or integrating cycles of oscillation H03D 3/04; automatic control, starting, synchronisation or stabilisation of generators of electronic oscillations or pulses where the type of generator is irrelevant or unspecified H03L; coding, decoding or code conversion, in general H03M) [4]


Glitch filter system
Patent No. 11323106 

Inventor(s): Abhijit Kumar Das (Plano, TX), Ryan Alexander Smith (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17101511 on 11/23/2020 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes a glitch filter system. The system includes an input stage to receive an input signal, a first output to provide a first digital signal, and a second output to provide a second digital signal. A C-element receives the first digital signal and the second digital signal and provides a third digital signal at a first logic state in response to each of the first and second digital signals having a second logic state opposite the first logic state. An output latch provides an output signal at the second logic state in response to the first logic state of the third digital. The output latch also receives the first and second digital signals to maintain the first logic state of the third digital signal in response to one of the first and second digital signals changing from the second logic state to the first logic state.

[H03K] PULSE TECHNIQUE (measuring pulse characteristics G01R; modulating sinusoidal oscillations with pulses H03C; transmission of digital information H04L; discriminator circuits detecting phase difference between two signals by counting or integrating cycles of oscillation H03D 3/04; automatic control, starting, synchronisation or stabilisation of generators of electronic oscillations or pulses where the type of generator is irrelevant or unspecified H03L; coding, decoding or code conversion, in general H03M) [4]


Self-referenced clockless delay adaptation for random data
Patent No. 11323109 

Inventor(s): Abishek Manian (San Jose, CA), Robin Gupta (Santa Clara, CA), Surya Theja Golakonda (Tempe, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17084901 on 10/30/2020 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: A clockless delay adaptation loop configured to adapt to random data includes a first and a second delay line, an autocorrelator, and a controller. The autocorrelator receives an input signal for the delay adaptation loop and the output from the first delay line, and includes a first logic circuit configured to output a first autocorrelation and a second logic circuit configured to output a second autocorrelation. The controller is configured generate a control signal for one of the first and second delay lines based on the first and second autocorrelations. In some examples, the first logic circuit is an XNOR gate, and the second logic circuit is an OR gate. In some examples, the OR gate can have a gain that is two times a gain of the XNOR gate. In some examples, an amplifier having two times the gain of the XNOR gate is coupled to the OR gate.

[H03K] PULSE TECHNIQUE (measuring pulse characteristics G01R; modulating sinusoidal oscillations with pulses H03C; transmission of digital information H04L; discriminator circuits detecting phase difference between two signals by counting or integrating cycles of oscillation H03D 3/04; automatic control, starting, synchronisation or stabilisation of generators of electronic oscillations or pulses where the type of generator is irrelevant or unspecified H03L; coding, decoding or code conversion, in general H03M) [4]


Circuit to correct phase interpolator rollover integral non-linearity errors
Patent No. 11323123 

Inventor(s): Mike Willingham (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, AZ)
Law Firm: Glass and Associates (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16827691 on 03/23/2020 (771 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit for correcting phase interpolator rollover integral non-linearity errors includes a rollover detector circuit for detecting when a rollover event of a phase interpolator has occurred, and a correction circuit that adds a signed predistortion correction to a VCO clock cycle phase fraction value when the rollover detector circuit has detected the interpolator rollover event.

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


Method and arrangements in a telecommunication system
Patent No. 11323159 

Inventor(s): Bo Gransson (Sollentuna, , SE), George Jngren (Stockholm, , SE), Lei Wan (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Unwired Planet, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16880071 on 05/21/2020 (712 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and arrangements are described for Multi User Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) signaling via Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) antennas between a base station and one of a plurality of mobile terminals supporting both Single User and Multi User Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (SU-MIMO and MU-MIMO) signaling modes. Switching between the modes is supported, and the modes have partly shared signaling. SU-MIMO mode signaling which is not needed for MU-MIMO mode signaling is identified. Data bits of the identified signaling is interpreted to comprise signaling information associated with MU-MIMO mode.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method for beamforming weights transmission over O-RAN fronthaul interface in C-RANs
Patent No. 11323166 

Inventor(s): Wessam Mahmoud Afifi Ahmed (Plano, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Mavenir Networks, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero Perle, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17323665 on 05/18/2021 (350 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of enabling an Open RAN-compatible radio unit (O-RU) to apply different beamforming weights to different physical resource blocks (PRBs) using a single sectionId and a single section extension type includes: specifying a first mode of operation in which flexible sending of beamforming weights from Open RAN-compatible distributed unit (O-DU) to Open RAN-compatible radio unit (O-RU) is provided; and providing, by the O-DU to the O-RU, i) a first parameter specifying the number of bundled physical resource blocks (PRBs) per a set of in-phase/quadrature (I/Q) beamforming weight pairs, each beamforming weight pair comprising an in-phase value and a quadrature value, and ii) a plurality of beamforming weight pairs for a plurality of transceivers associated with each bundle of PRBs. The method provides a new section extension type sent by the O-DU to the O-RU and including a compression parameter for processing or decompressing the beamforming weights.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for providing network support services and premises gateway support infrastructure
Patent No. 11323281 

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: 16900487 on 06/12/2020 (690 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]


Architecture for a multichannel geophysical data acquisition system and method of use
Patent No. 11323285 

Inventor(s): Frederick Hershel Savage (Austin, TX), John Bryant (Dallas, TX), Timothy Beets (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): Earthsystems Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16948059 on 08/28/2020 (613 days app to issue)

Abstract: An architecture for a multichannel geophysical data acquisition system is provided in the field of electrical resistivity tomography. Individual and autonomous node operating systems are provided. Separate communication channels for upstream and downstream data transfer, high voltage transfer and synchronization signals are provided. A novel use of high voltage isolation barriers is also provided. A direct memory access data transfer process is provided.

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


System and method for remote configuration of scalable datacenter
Patent No. 11323325 

Inventor(s): Srinandan Hullahalli (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17240336 on 04/26/2021 (372 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining, an application requirement for a server of a data center geographically separated from a central location. A configuration file adapted for the server according to the application requirement is obtained at the central location and a host processor located at the data center is selected according to the application requirement. A static IP address preassigned to an administrative portion of the selected host processor is identified. The selected host processor is initialized remotely over a wide area network via the administrative port without utilizing any software resources pre-existing at the data center. The initializing configures the selected host processor according to the configuration file to service the application requirement. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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


Peer to peer infrastructure management architecture
Patent No. 11323512 

Inventor(s): Clifford A. McCarthy (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Trop, Pruner Hu, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16707869 on 12/09/2019 (876 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system to facilitate infrastructure management is described. The system includes a plurality of management controllers each having a control function of a plurality of infrastructure devices and a state cache storing a state of the plurality of infrastructure devices, including a first management controller to initiate an operation to be performed on a first set of resources. The system also includes a plurality of infrastructure controllers, each having a state repository to maintain a state function of the plurality of infrastructure devices, including a first infrastructure controller associated with the first set of resources to perform the operation on the first set of resources, update a first state repository including an updated state of the first set of resources in response to the operation and broadcast the updated state of the first set of resources to each of the plurality of management controllers.

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


Techniques to send load-share notifications to multiple receivers
Patent No. 11323550 

Inventor(s): Subrata Mukherjee (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16881200 on 05/22/2020 (711 days app to issue)

Abstract: Presented herein are techniques to facilitate that enable notifications to be sent to multiple consumers for Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) architectures. In one example, a method is provided that may include obtaining, at a first network entity, a notification subscription message from a second network entity, the notification subscription message comprising a plurality of notification identifiers associated with the second network entity for notifications that are to be communicated to the second network entity, wherein the plurality of notification identifiers are indicated, at least in part, in a header of the notification subscription message; and communicating one or more notifications to the second network entity, wherein the one or more notifications are load-shared among the plurality of notification identifiers associated with the second network entity.

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


Message management system
Patent No. 11323571 

Inventor(s): Kenneth D. Johnston, Jr. (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15842257 on 12/14/2017 (1601 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods provide a resident of a controlled-environment facility with a visitation service that include messaging capabilities, where the message are managed on behalf of the resident based on the visitation sessions in which the resident participates. In one scenario, the resident issues an initial visitation request for a visitation session with a particular non-resident. In response to the non-resident not accepting this initial visitation request, the resident is allowed to record and store a message, such as a voice message or video message, for retrieval and playback by the non-resident. At a later time, the resident issues a second visitation request for a visitation session with the same non-resident. The non-resident accepts the second request and the requested visitation session between the non-resident and the resident is conducted. In response to the visitation session being conducted, the stored message may be marked for deletion.

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


Methods and systems for chroma residual data prediction
Patent No. 11323724 

Inventor(s): Ajit Deepak Gupte (Bengaluru, , IN), Ranga Ramanujam Srinivasan (Villupuram, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17020960 on 09/15/2020 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: Several methods and systems for chroma residual data prediction for encoding blocks corresponding to video data are disclosed. In an embodiment, at least one coefficient correlating reconstructed luma residual samples and corresponding reconstructed chroma residual samples is computed for one or more encoded blocks of video data. Predicted chroma residual samples are generated for encoding a block of video data based on corresponding reconstructed luma residual samples and the at least one coefficient.

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


Video coding with successive codecs
Patent No. 11323749 

Inventor(s): Chen-Xiong Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen, , CN)
Law Firm: Leydig, Voit Mayer, Ltd. (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17062110 on 10/02/2020 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: A video coding mechanism is disclosed. The mechanism includes at least one pre-encoder configured to pre-encode a received input video signal, and output a pre-encoded video signal. The mechanism also includes an encoder configured to obtain the pre-encoded video signal from the pre-encoder, and encode the pre-encoded video signal as a bitstream for transmitting the bitstream to decoder for decoding.

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


Position delegation for improved vehicular cloud operation
Patent No. 11323858 

Inventor(s): Onur Altintas (Mountain View, CA), Seyhan Ucar (Mountain View, CA), Takamasa Higuchi (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16823821 on 03/19/2020 (775 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and embodiments described herein relate to controlling a vehicular micro cloud, which may include a plurality of vehicle members each having respective positions in a formation and in which two or more of the vehicle members collaboratively execute at least one micro cloud operation. Control may be implemented to monitor performance of the at least one micro cloud operation, monitor operational capabilities of the vehicle members, determine, based at least in part on the operational capabilities of the vehicle members, a change in formation position for at least one of the vehicle members, wherein the change in formation position improves the performance of the at least one micro cloud operation and transmit one or more commands to cause the vehicle members to execute the change in formation position.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for enabling efficient establishment of policy control associations
Patent No. 11323869 

Inventor(s): Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16925954 on 07/10/2020 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, devices, and computer-readable mediums may provide receiving, at a request to establish an access and mobility (AM) policy control association in relation to an establishment of a packet data unit (PDU) session requested by a subscriber associated with a user equipment (UE) device; generating a query to a network device via a network interface, for AM policy control data and for at least one of UE policy control data or session management (SM) policy control data; receiving the AM policy control data and the at least one of the UE policy control data or the SM policy control data from the network device, creating the AM policy control association based on the received AM policy control data; and storing the at least one of the UE policy control data or the SM policy control data.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Session context conversion
Patent No. 11323934 

Inventor(s): Devaki Chandramouli (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16357887 on 03/19/2019 (1141 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some example embodiments, there may be provided a method that includes receiving, at a user equipment while being served by a first system and during protocol data unit session establishment or modification procedure, a message including an access point name aggregate maximum bit rate value; and when there is an inter-system change from the first system to the second system, setting, at the user equipment, the access point name aggregate maximum bit rate value of a session management context for the second system to the received access point name aggregate maximum bit rate value received while being served by the first system. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Virtual tracking or registration areas for non terrestrial networks
Patent No. 11323944 

Inventor(s): Kyeongin Jeong (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17030146 on 09/23/2020 (587 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus in a wireless communication system is provided. The method and apparatus comprises: identifying a virtual tracking area (VTA) to tracking area (TA) (VTA-TA) mapping information indicating mappings between (i) TA identifiers (TAIs) associated with a non-terrestrial network (NTN) entity and (ii) VTAs associated with geographical areas as a function of time; identifying one or more TAIs at an instant or during a time period based on the VTA-TA mapping information; transmitting a radio resource control (RRC) request message including the one or more TAIs; and receiving an RRC response message corresponding to the RRC request message based on the one or more TAIs. The RRC response message includes a virtual registration area (VRA).

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for selecting network slices and services
Patent No. 11323954 

Inventor(s): Devaki Chandramouli (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15999831 on 02/14/2017 (1904 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus may include providing a multi-dimensional descriptor to a network function. The method may also include accessing a network slice. The network slice is selected based on the multi-dimensional descriptor. The method may also include accessing a component of the network slice. One or more network functions of the network slice are selected based on the multi-dimensional descriptor.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for providing information about available wireless resources and determining the wireless resources used for data transmission
Patent No. 11323984 

Inventor(s): Krishna Sayana (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13630535 on 09/28/2012 (3504 days app to issue)

Abstract: A User Equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system using a Coordinated Multi-Point transmission/reception (CoMP) scheme receives Downlink Control Information (DCI) including CoMP control information, determines a starting position of a data channel on wireless resources, based on starting position information of a data channel included in the CoMP control information and used in each of a plurality of cells, and receives data from the plurality of cells starting from the determined starting position.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


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Cooking utensil
Patent No. D950328 

Inventor(s): Alexander K. Maghsadi (Lewisville, TX), Eric H. Jan (Lehi, UT)
Assignee(s): SOLO BRANDS, LLC (Grapevine, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29727324 on 03/10/2020 (784 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Scanning device or portion thereof with a scanning user interface
Patent No. D950574 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Castaneda (Plano, TX), Staevan Duckworth (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29667649 on 10/23/2018 (1288 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Controller for a vehicle heating and air conditioning system
Patent No. D950693 

Inventor(s): Michael W Rejkowski (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Classic Auto Air Manufacturing LP (Cleveland, OH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29761313 on 12/08/2020 (511 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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