Dallas Invents: 148 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 27

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Amera IoT's apparatus for creating and using quantum resistant keys
• UT's crowdshaping realistic 3D avatars with words
Capital One's code quality evaluation and user interfaces
Elbit Systems' landing strobe signature
• Ilumi's wireless control device and methods thereof
• Johnson & Johnson's pupil-only photochromic contact lenses
NTT DATA's augmented shareable video files for robotic process automation
• ROCA Medica's predilution sets for distributing antigens
• Toyota's vehicle velocity predictor using neural networks
Zyvex Labs' methods of fabricating an implantable device

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 Oct. 27, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

148 patents granted    Ranked No. 10 in patent production out of 250 metros


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 19
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 5
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 4
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 4

UNASSIGNED 12


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

William C. Fang (Plano) 3
Gary L. Howe (Plano) 2
Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas) 2
Manu Kurian (Dallas) 2
Marigona Bokshi-Drotar (McKinney) 2
Sripriya Sundararaman (Plano) 2
Thomas R. Miller (Plano) 2
Tiejun Shan (Plano) 2


ART CLASS COUNTS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 5
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 13
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 5
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 7
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 6
G: PHYSICS 41
H: ELECTRICITY 56
DESIGN: 6


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

76 days
Dynamic rotor-phasing unit
Patent No. 10814960
Assignee: Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX, US)
Inventors: Colton Gilliland (Northlake, TX, US), Tyson Henry (Arlington, TX, US)

2,421 days
Persistent data structures
Patent No. 10817421
Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX, US)
Inventors: David Flynn (Sandy, UT, US), Nisha Talagala (Livermore, CA, US), Swaminathan Sundararaman (San Jose, CA, US)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Systems and methods for the preparation of tablets of botanical extracts including tea
Patent No. 10813368 

Inventor(s): Gregory Glancy (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: RegitzMauck PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16671103 on 10/31/2019 (362 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes a method for creating a portable and quickly dissolving tea or other tea-like botanical tablet that can be used to prepare a flavorful, visually appealing, and clear cup of tea. The novel process may include the steps of: (1) extraction/infusion, (2) clarification, (3) concentrate preparation, (4) degassing the concentrate, and (5) chunkification. A spinning cone column may be used during the extraction/infusion step to preserve the aromatics and nutrients from the tea leaves, leading to better taste and improved retention of compounds thought to be beneficial to human health. A centrifuge may be used to remove suspended solids during the clarification step and a pressure chamber or sonication device may be used during the degassing step. Chunkification may involve the freezing of the concentrate followed by the removal of water from the concentrate to create a solid tablet of easily portable shape and size. The tea tablet quickly dissolves when added to hot or warm water, and it dissolves in cold water with some additional agitation. NULL


Cushion system
Patent No. 10813460 

Inventor(s): Meldetress K. Turner (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Abel Schillinger, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16101373 on 08/10/2018 (809 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that include providing a support cushion with a plurality of cushions, a cover, an aperture disposed through the cover and between the cushions, a bottom opening in the cover, and an attachment system. The cushion system attaches to a support apparatus for use thereon by receiving the support apparatus through the bottom opening and manipulating the attachment system to reduce the bottom opening to a size smaller than a perimeter of the support apparatus. An optional object may be secured to the support apparatus and extend between the plurality of cushions and through the aperture.

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


Intelligent system for multi-function electronic caregiving to facilitate advanced health diagnosis, health monitoring, fall and injury prediction, health maintenance and support, and emergency response
Patent No. 10813572 

Inventor(s): David W. Keeley (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Electronic Caregiver, Inc. (Las Cruces, NM)
Law Firm: Carr Ferrell LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15530185 on 12/09/2016 (1418 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for monitoring and detecting the gait and other health related parameters of a user. One such parameter is monitoring of medication compliance and treatment session attendance done by a medication and liquid dispensing apparatus, which combines mechanical dispensing of medication. These parameters are provided in standard of care summaries to care providers, and are continually reported by the Optimum Recognition Blueprint as Standard of Care Summaries to care providers, as well as communicated to the end-user by the Virtual Caregiver Interface.

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


Techniques for rapid detection and quantitation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) using breath samples
Patent No. 10813585 

Inventor(s): Guido Fridolin Verbeck, IV (Lewisville, TX), John Redmond (Frisco, TX), Tim Wing (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): The University of North Texas (Denton, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16715576 on 12/16/2019 (316 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary breath analysis system may include a sampling chamber having a molecule collector disposed therein. The molecule detector may be configured such that volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in a breath sample introduced to the sampling chamber adhere to the molecule collector. A heating element may introduce heat within the sampling chamber, causing release of at least a portion of the VOCs adhered to the molecule collector. An analysis device (e.g., a mass spectrometer or tetrahertz (THz) spectrometer) may identify one or more target VOCs from among at least the portion of the VOCs released from the molecule collector and generate an output representative of the identified one or more target VOCs. The output may include information that quantitates a concentration of the one or more target VOCs with respect to a source of the breath sample.

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


Annular adhesive structure
Patent No. 10813636 

Inventor(s): Ahmad Hadba (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): COVIDIEN LP (Mansfield, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16194682 on 11/19/2018 (708 days app to issue)

Abstract: An assembly for joining tissue portions is provided and includes an anvil assembly and a body portion juxtaposed with respect to one another along a shaft and arranged so as to be approximated with respect to one another; and an applicator disposed between the body portion and anvil assembly and configured for retaining a wound treatment material therein. The applicator has channels arranged for dispensing the wound treatment material therefrom onto an interface between the tissue portions. A method of joining the tissue portions is also provided and includes the steps of dispensing the wound treatment material from the applicator so as to distribute wound treatment material onto an interface between a first tissue portion and a second tissue portion; and approximating the anvil assembly and the body portion to one another so that the first and second tissue portions are in contact with one another.

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


Surgical fastener manipulation tool
Patent No. 10813679 

Inventor(s): Daniel Brian Lanois (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: IVC Patent Agency (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16208652 on 12/04/2018 (693 days app to issue)

Abstract: A surgical fastener manipulation tool in accordance with embodiment of the present invention is useful by a surgeon to place fasteners such as threaded screws. The surgical fastener manipulation tool selectively engages a mating structure of fastener for securing the fastener thereto. Thus, advantageously, the surgical fastener manipulation tool can be used for placing such fasteners and/or can be used for extracting (i.e., removing) such fasteners. The ability to extract a fastener (e.g., a threaded bone screw) with the same tool used for placing it is highly beneficial due to time savings during a surgical procedure and is advantageous with respect to prior art fastener manipulation tool configurations that require placement and extraction tools to be differently configured.

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


Predilution sets for distributing antigens
Patent No. 10813992 

Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ROCA Medical Ltd. (London, , GB)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16531576 on 08/05/2019 (449 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for delivering allergens to a pharmacist in a pre-diluted kit form, comprising providing a bulk container of base concentrate antigen containing at least one antigen at a predetermined concentrated level, creating a sequential and more diluted sequence of antigens, providing a plurality of end-use sealable containers that can receive a finite end amount of diluted antigens, dispensing from each of sequential bulk containers a finite end amount of diluted antigens into one of the plurality of end-use sealable containers, wherein the end-use seal containers filled from each of the sequential bulk containers comprises a group of end-use sealable containers associated with each of the sequential bulk containers, sealing each of the end-use containers after diluted antigens are disposed therein, and disposing a select number of the sealed end-use sealable containers from each of the groups of end-use sealable containers into a container comprising a kit.

[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)


Hybrid full spectrum air purifier devices, systems, and methods
Patent No. 10814030 

Inventor(s): Gregg W. Burnett (Royse City, TX), Joshua Pulis (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): DUST FREE, LP (Royce City, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15947335 on 04/06/2018 (935 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hybrid full-spectrum air purification device employs a UV light source; ionization, both negative and positive or only negative ions; and, adsorbent VOC filters, zeolite, potassium permanganates, carbon, polymers, tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane, tromethamine, and/or the like, applied to carbon monolith structures. Room temperature bi-metallic nano-particle catalysts, such as supported noble metal based catalysts (e.g. platinum, palladium, gold, silver, etc.) with inert oxide in this case platinized tin oxide (Pt/SnOx) combined with, or without, non-noble metal oxides such as manganese dioxide (MnO2) and/or titanium dioxide (TiO2), and/or the like, may also be applied to the carbon monolith(s). The device is suitable for installation immediately above, or adjacent, a cooling coil with the air flow entering the germicidal (UV) area first, followed by the VOC catalyst filters and finally being exposed to the dual/single polarity ionization zone.

[A61L] METHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES (preservation of bodies or disinfecting characterised by the agent employed A01N; preserving, e.g. sterilising, food or foodstuffs A23; preparations for medical, dental or toilet purposes A61K) [4]


Intravascular devices, systems, and methods to address eye disorders
Patent No. 10814109 

Inventor(s): Michael Calhoun (Lighthouse Point, FL), Stephen Michael (Maple Grove, MN), Zachary Tegels (Minneapolis, MN)
Assignee(s): J.D. Franco Co., LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16698604 on 11/27/2019 (335 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method may include accessing an artery in communication with an ophthalmic artery of a subject, and advancing a microcatheter along the accessed artery so as to align a distal end of the microcatheter with an ostium of the ophthalmic artery, wherein the microcatheter includes a lumen having a guidewire positioned therein. In addition, the method includes proximally withdrawing the guidewire relative to the microcatheter so as to enable a distal portion of the microcatheter to assume a curved relaxed configuration, and cannulating the ostium with the distal portion of the microcatheter when the distal portion is in the curved relaxed configuration.

[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]


Wearable weighted exercise system and method of use
Patent No. 10814157 

Inventor(s): Francois Ransom (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16375137 on 04/04/2019 (572 days app to issue)

Abstract: A weighted suit, includes a sleeveless suit to fit around a torso area of a user and having a zipper to secure the sleeveless suit in place on the torso; a first pair of weights integrated into a chest portion of the sleeveless suit; a second pair of weights integrated into an upper back portion of the sleeveless suit; a third pair of weights integrated into thigh regions; and a control system sewn into the sleeveless suit and having a power source; a wireless chip; and one or more sensors incorporated into the control system and to receive and determine data associated with a workout; each weight of the first, second, and third pair of weights is permanently sewn into the sleeveless suit to be completely enclosed by a material that the sleeveless suit is composed of, thereby being permanently incorporated into the sleeveless suit.

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


Programmable, gravity based, weight system
Patent No. 10814171 

Inventor(s): Arto Kojayan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16268420 on 02/05/2019 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: A weight system includes a plurality of belt/pulley sets. Each belt/pulley set has a weight set. Each weight set is based on a formula of (2[superscript]n[/superscript])(X), where X is a basic weight, n is an integer number configured to represent a selection of the basic weight by a user, and n is different for each basic weight. A carrier plate is utilized for bearing the weight sets during a movement of an exercise. A clamping mechanism is utilized to couple each belt/pulley set to the carrier plate. In addition, the weight system includes an exercise device for user to exercise, such as a bar or handle. A cable is coupled to the carrier plate, weight sets, and the exercise device. In another embodiment, the formula may be utilized in a variable distance system or robotic arm where a plurality of cylinders moves an object, such as a travel arm.

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


Contrast-enhanced golf club heads
Patent No. 10814190 

Inventor(s): Kevin Harper (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc. (Carlsbad, CA)
Law Firm: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15713498 on 09/22/2017 (1131 days app to issue)

Abstract: Golf club heads include white diffusing top surfaces to aid in club head alignment. Wood type club heads also include a dark diffusing club face so that a crown/face border is emphasized. Scorelines in wood type clubs can be provided with an intermediate contrast surface, and can be displaced from club face center to accommodate player perception when confronted with a white diffusing crown. Putter heads can include dark diffusing alignment lines, and iron-type club heads can include white diffusing surfaces at a sole portion of a club face, at a top line, or a top portion of a club face.

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


Iron-type golf club head or other ball striking device
Patent No. 10814191 

Inventor(s): Robert M. Boyd (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16401022 on 05/01/2019 (545 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ball striking device, such as an iron-type golf club head, includes a face having a ball striking surface and a rear surface, and a body connected to the face. The body has a sole member and a rear cavity defined at least partially by the sole member and the rear surface of the face. The body has an elongated, recessed channel extending within the cavity along a juncture line between the rear surface of the face and the sole member. Additionally, the head is formed in part by a face member having a first leg forming at least a major portion of the face and a second leg extending rearwardly from a bottom end of the first leg and forming at least a portion of the sole member. The head may further be formed by a body member connected to the face member.

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


Reconfigurable fitness equipment storage apparatus
Patent No. 10814205 

Inventor(s): James Edward Vester (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15946852 on 04/06/2018 (935 days app to issue)

Abstract: A reconfigurable fitness equipment storage apparatus is provided which is both freestanding and wall-mountable. The apparatus comprises two spaced apart parallel elongate uprights, a wall-engagable element to retain each upright in a position relative to an associated wall, a ground support member associated with each upright, and at least one shelving element which is selectably mountable between the uprights in a wall-mounted condition and a freestanding condition. In the wall-mounted condition, the or each shelving element is cantilevered from the uprights to be fixable to the wall via the wall-engagable elements. In the freestanding condition, the or each shelving element is positioned such that a centre of gravity of the or each shelving element is coincident or substantially coincident with a plane extending between uprights to enable the storage apparatus to be self-supported on the said ground support members.

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


Method and apparatus to reduce the number of sperm used in artificial insemination of cattle
Patent No. RE048283 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): Brad Stroud (Dennis, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: CR Miles P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16261730 on 01/30/2019 (636 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present artificial insemination instrument may include a single use, hollow, elongate, metal pipette and a single disposable syringe that is not toxic to bovine sperm. The apparatus is used with any type of diluent that is not toxic to bovine sperm. In various embodiments, a technician may use non-sorted reduced sperm count semen straws from a bull stud, cut an unsorted semen straw into several pieces to use one piece at a time per cow, thaw one straw and mix the non-sorted semen with diluent, or use reduced sperm count semen straws filled with sex sorted semen by the manufacturer. A procedure is disclosed to use the artificial insemination instrument, reduced sperm count semen from any of the aforementioned sources, a non-toxic syringe, and a diluent to achieve conception rates at least as good as conventional prior art device and procedure conception rates. Patent Class: N/A


 

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Functionalized polyolefin capillaries for open tubular ion chromatography
Patent No. 10814319 

Inventor(s): Purnendu K. Dasgupta (Arlington, TX), Weixiong Huang (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Thompson Hine LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15395202 on 12/30/2016 (1397 days app to issue)

Abstract: Open tubular capillary columns for liquid and ion chromatography, based upon an ionically impermeable polyolefin capillary having a bore with a sulfonate-group- or amine-group-functionalized internal surface. The capillary columns may include a coating of ion exchanging nanoparticles electrostatically bound to the functionalized internal surface. The capillary columns may be made by exposing the interior surface to a sulfonating reagent comprising chlorosulfonic acid (ClSO[subscript]3[/subscript]H), preferably from 85 wt % to 95 wt % chlorosulfonic acid at a process temperature of 20 to 25 C. The interior surface may be subsequently exposed to an asymmetrical diamine to form a sulfonic mid-linkage to the diamine, i.e., to form a sulfonamide-linked, amine-group-functionalized internal surface. The coating may be provided by subsequently exposing the interior surface to an aqueous suspension of ion exchanging nanoparticles to electrostatically bond the ion exchanging nanoparticles to the functionalized internal surface.

[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]


Textured-crystal nanoparticles from ligated anionic element reagent complex
Patent No. 10814397 

Inventor(s): Elizabeth Marie Skoropata (Winnipeg, , CA), Johan Alexander van Lierop (Winnipeg, , CA), Michael Paul Rowe (Pinckney, 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: 15076247 on 03/21/2016 (1681 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for synthesizing a reagent complex includes a step of ball-milling a mixture that includes: a powder of a zero-valent element; a hydride molecule; and a nitrile ligand. The method produces a reagent complex having a formula Q[superscript]0[/superscript].X[subscript]y[/subscript].L[subscript]z[/subscript], where Q[superscript]0 [/superscript]is the zero-valent element, X is the hydride molecule, and L is the nitrile ligand. A process for synthesizing nanoparticles composed of the zero-valent element includes a step of adding solvent to the reagent complex. Crystal texture of the nanoparticles is modulated by appropriate selection of the molar ratio nitrile ligand in the reagent complex.

[B22F] WORKING METALLIC POWDER; MANUFACTURE OF ARTICLES FROM METALLIC POWDER; MAKING METALLIC POWDER (making alloys by powder metallurgy C22C); APPARATUS OR DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR METALLIC POWDER


Composite wing structure and methods of manufacture
Patent No. 10814567 

Inventor(s): Andrew G. Baines (Southlake, TX), David G. Carlson (North Richland Hills, TX), Douglas K. Wolfe (Denton, TX), George R. Decker (Mansfield, TX), John R. McCullough (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16244295 on 01/10/2019 (656 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, there is a method of making a pre-cured laminate having a total number of plies in a mold, the mold having a cavity with a periphery defined by a forward edge, an aft edge, and outboard ends. The method includes selecting a first plurality of resin impregnated plies that continuously extend beyond the periphery of the cavity, the first plurality of resin impregnated plies includes at least 50 percent of the total number of plies; laying the plies in a mold; compacting the plies in a mold; and pre-curing the plies to form a pre-cured laminate, which can extend beyond the periphery of the cavity. In an embodiment, a pre-cured laminate includes a first plurality of resin impregnated plies that continuously extend beyond the periphery of the cavity.

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


Limiting engine on condition while coasting
Patent No. 10814860 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey D. Gaither (Brighton, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16396510 on 04/26/2019 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that prevent or override a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) from operating in an engine-on mode or condition when the HEV is coasting, such as when the HEV is traveling on a downhill grade. Regenerative torque is generated by one or more electric motors of the HEV so that the pinion gear of a planetary gear set of a power distribution mechanism operates below an overspeed limit at which hardware failure may occur.

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


Vehicle velocity predictor using neural networks based on V2X data augmentation to enable predictive optimal control of connected and automated vehicles
Patent No. 10814881 

Inventor(s): Ilya V. Kolmanovsky (Novi, MI), Kuan X. Liu (Ann Arbor, MI), Mike X. Huang (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16162256 on 10/16/2018 (742 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some implementations of the disclosure are directed to reducing or removing time lag in vehicle velocity prediction by training a model for vehicle velocity prediction using labeled features that provide indication of a feature associated with a vehicle acceleration or deacceleration event. In one implementation, a method includes: receiving multiple time series datasets, each of the time series datasets including sensor data, GPS data, and vehicle state data collected over time; extracting features from each of the time series datasets that are indicative of a future velocity of a vehicle; labeling the extracted features of each of the time series datasets to indicate vehicle acceleration or deacceleration events; and after labeling the extracted features of each of the time series datasets, using at least a subset of the extracted and labeled time series datasets to train a machine learning model that predicts vehicle velocity some time into the future.

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


Methods of and compositions for controlling friction
Patent No. 10814890 

Inventor(s): Alejandro Medrano (Garland, TX), David Birdwell (Garland, TX), Kelvin Chiddick (British Colombia, , CA), Kyle Wilson (Garland, TX), Randall Krinker (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Whitmore Manufacturing, LLC (Rockwall, TX)
Law Firm: Jones Delflache LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16279614 on 02/19/2019 (616 days app to issue)

Abstract: A friction control composition having high and positive frictional properties for sliding steel surfaces includes a water insoluble hydrocarbon that enables a reduced water content, a rheological additive, a freezing point depressant, a friction modifier, and a lubricant.

[B61K] OTHER AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT FOR RAILWAYS (energy-storing brakes B61H; protection of permanent way against weather influences E01B; rail cleaning, snow ploughs E01H)


Barrel drum transporter
Patent No. 10814896 

Inventor(s): James O. Eagan, Jr. (New Harmony, IN)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14982551 on 12/29/2015 (1764 days app to issue)

Abstract: A drum transporter that can be used to move a drum from a first bed at a first location to a second bed at a second location is described. The drum transporter can be coupled to a drive cart and powered thereby. The drum transporter is operable to grab a drum on the first bed and pull the drum onto a support bed of the drum transporter for subsequent movement to the second location. The drum transporter is operable to push the drum off the support bed and onto the second bed.

[B62B] HAND-PROPELLED VEHICLES, e.g. HAND CARTS OR PERAMBULATORS; SLEDGES (characterised by animal propulsion B62C; propulsion of sledges by driver or engine B62M)


Wing module having interior compartment
Patent No. 10814958 

Inventor(s): Dakota Charles Easley (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16113547 on 08/27/2018 (792 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wing module for an aerial vehicle in which the wing module has a flight configuration and an access configuration. The wing module includes an external wing skin having an upper skin with an upper surface having a curved profile and a lower skin forming the leading and trailing edges and having a generally planar lower surface. A hinge joint couples the upper and lower skins enabling relative rotation of the upper and lower skins between the flight configuration and the access configuration. The hinge joint is proximate the leading edge. An interior cavity is formed at least partially within the lower skin. In the flight configuration, the upper and lower skins have an airfoil cross section. In the access configuration, the upper and lower skins are split in the chordwise direction such that distal ends of the first and second skins are separated providing access to the interior cavity.

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


Dynamic rotor-phasing unit
Patent No. 10814960 

Inventor(s): Colton Gilliland (Northlake, TX), Tyson Henry (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16991664 on 08/12/2020 (76 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dynamic rotor-phasing unit can phase rotors in-flight for dynamic rotor tuning and in an idle state for aircraft storage. The input and output shafts can be clocked (e.g., rotated) from 0 degrees apart to in excess of 360 degrees apart or from 0 degrees apart to 140 degrees apart. Such rotation can minimize the footprint of an aircraft for stowing purposes, as the rotor blades can be folded to fit within a smaller area without disconnecting the drive system. Additionally, the unit can allow tiltrotor blades to be clocked during flight, which can allow the live-tuning of the aircraft”s rotor dynamics. A fail-safe rotary actuator can rotate a stationary planet carrier to clock the input shaft and the output shaft. Alternatively, an actuator can position a slider housing to clock the input shaft and the output shaft.

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


Active vibration control system with non-concentric revolving masses
Patent No. 10814963 

Inventor(s): David E. Heverly, II (Arlington, TX), Frank B. Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Jeremy DeWaters (Hummelstown, PA)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16054606 on 08/03/2018 (816 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vibration control system for a rotor hub provides vibration attenuation in an aircraft by reducing the magnitude of rotor induced vibratory. The system can include a force generating device attached to a rotor hub which rotates along with the rotor at the rotational speed of the rotor. Vibratory shear force is generated by rotating unbalanced weights each about an axis non-concentric with the rotor hub axis at high speed to create large centrifugal forces. The rotational speed of the weights can be a multiple of the rotor rotational speed to create shear forces for canceling rotor induced vibrations. The amplitude of the generated shear force is controlled by indexing the positions of the unbalanced weights relative to each other, while the phase of the shear force is adjusted by equally phasing each weight relative to the rotor.

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


Cargo transportation system having perimeter propulsion
Patent No. 10814967 

Inventor(s): Brett Rodney Zimmerman (Fort Worth, TX), Daniel Bryan Robertson (Fort Worth, TX), Kirk Landon Groninga (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15688165 on 08/28/2017 (1156 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cargo transportation system includes a cargo platform having an upper surface and a perimeter. A propulsion system is disposed about the perimeter of the cargo platform. The propulsion system includes a plurality of propulsion assemblies, each including a propulsion unit disposed within a housing defining an airflow channel having an air inlet for incoming air and an air outlet for outgoing air such that the outgoing air is operable to generate at least vertical lift. A power system disposed within the cargo platform provides energy to drive the propulsion system. A flight control system operably associated with the propulsion system and the power system controls flight operations of the cargo transportation system.

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


Anti-torque systems for rotorcraft
Patent No. 10814970 

Inventor(s): Carlos Alexander Fenny (Fort Worth, TX), Eric A. Sinusas (Euless, TX), Erik John Oltheten (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15896307 on 02/14/2018 (986 days app to issue)

Abstract: An anti-torque system for a rotorcraft includes a first tail fan assembly including a plurality of first fan blades, a second tail fan assembly including a plurality of second fan blades and a motor adapted to provide torque to the first and second fan blades. The first fan blades have a larger rotational inertia than the second fan blades. The second fan blades are adapted to experience a larger angular acceleration than the first fan blades in response to torque from the motor, thereby providing responsive yaw control for the rotorcraft.

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


Tail rotor housing
Patent No. 10814971 

Inventor(s): Aaron Alexander Acee (Flower Mound, TX), Andrew Paul Haldeman (Fort Worth, TX), Dalton T. Hampton (Fort Worth, TX), Matthew John Hill (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15949660 on 04/10/2018 (931 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods include providing an aircraft with a tail rotor system having a tail rotor housing that forms a cambered airfoil between an upper cambered surface and a lower cambered surface of the tail rotor housing. The cambered airfoil design of the tail rotor housing is capable of providing sufficient lifting force of an aircraft to offload the tail rotor during forward flight, thereby eliminating the need for a traditional vertical stabilizer or fin. The tail rotor blades of the tail rotor system are disposed within an aperture in the tail rotor housing, which minimizes or preferably eliminates exposure of the tail rotor blades to edgewise airflow typically encountered during forward flight, thereby allowing rigid rotor hubs, both in-plane and out-of-plane, to be used in the tail rotor system while also reducing noise output of the tail rotor system.

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


Vertical take-off and landing aircraft with variable impelled air vectored thrust apertures
Patent No. 10814979 

Inventor(s): Taylor Chad Crowder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16027217 on 07/03/2018 (847 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment of a vertical take-off and landing aircraft held aloft by way of one or more powered assemblies of wing type elements capable of generating aerodynamic lift by means of rotation. A main body having an integrated means for directing air impelled from an inlet, by way of one or more powered impellers, through a cavity, acting as a duct, to an outlet. At least one movable surface located in sufficient proximity to the outlet to direct expelled air in a vectored manner providing a means of affecting the motion of the aircraft.

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


Landing strobe signature
Patent No. 10815006 

Inventor(s): John G. Williams (Nashua, NH)
Assignee(s): Elbit Systems of America, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16371840 on 04/01/2019 (575 days app to issue)

Abstract: A landing strobe is provided having an optical emitter configured to emit an optical signal. An input device can be coupled to the optical emitter for setting the optical signal to a signature strobe output unique to the landing strobe. A landing zone designation system is also provided having a landing strobe configured to emit a signature strobe output unique to the landing strobe. An aircraft spaced from the landing strobe can include a detector for optically receiving the signature strobe output to determine the landing zone is proper to land the aircraft if the signature strobe output matches an expected signature strobe output.

[B64F] GROUND OR AIRCRAFT-CARRIER-DECK INSTALLATIONS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH AIRCRAFT; DESIGNING, MANUFACTURING, ASSEMBLING, CLEANING, MAINTAINING OR REPAIRING AIRCRAFT, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; HANDLING, TRANSPORTING, TESTING OR INSPECTING AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Method for manufacturing aircraft components optimized for flight and system and method for their design
Patent No. 10815009 

Inventor(s): Theodore D. Fay, III (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): The Boeing Company (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Yee Associates, P.C. (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15843461 on 12/15/2017 (1047 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of manufacturing. The method includes receiving, by a processor, image data of a first aircraft component subjected to an airflow. A plurality of tufts has been attached to the aircraft component. The method also includes classifying, by the processor, the plurality of tufts into a first set of separated tufts and a second set of attached tufts to form a classification output. The method also includes manufacturing a second aircraft component or reconfiguring the first aircraft component based on a design change to the first aircraft component that results from an aerodynamic analysis of the classification output.

[B64F] GROUND OR AIRCRAFT-CARRIER-DECK INSTALLATIONS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH AIRCRAFT; DESIGNING, MANUFACTURING, ASSEMBLING, CLEANING, MAINTAINING OR REPAIRING AIRCRAFT, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; HANDLING, TRANSPORTING, TESTING OR INSPECTING AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Automated parcel singulator
Patent No. 10815068 

Inventor(s): Brent Daboub (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): National Presort, L.P. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16108895 on 08/22/2018 (797 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automated parcel singulator includes a conveyor system, a control and monitoring system, an infeed table, and a hopper system. The hopper system stores and dispenses parcels and boxes onto the infeed table. The infeed tables singulates and moves the boxes and parcels, so that when the boxes and parcels are placed on the conveyor system they form a single line of packages.

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


Parcel singulation systems and methods
Patent No. 10815069 

Inventor(s): Ahmad Elmardini (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Siemens Logistics LLC (DFW Airport, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16544031 on 08/19/2019 (435 days app to issue)

Abstract: Parcel processing systems and methods. A method for singulating parcels includes receiving an input stream of a plurality of parcels including at least a leading parcel and a lagging parcel in a singulator system. The method includes updating position information of the leading parcel and the lagging parcel on a list. The method includes determining a leading speed of the leading parcel. The method includes determining an exit time of the leading parcel. The method includes setting a lagging speed of the lagging parcel according to the exit time of the leading parcel and a distance to an exit line of the lagging parcel. The method includes controlling conveyors to transport the leading parcel at the leading speed and to transport the lagging parcel at the lagging speed.

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


Automatic truck loading and unloading system
Patent No. 10815080 

Inventor(s): Julie Anderson (Wayzata, MN)
Assignee(s): OMNITRACS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15404003 on 01/11/2017 (1385 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides an automatic loading and unloading system that is adaptable for an array of freight sizes, trucks and/or trailers. In some examples, the automatic loading and unloading may inventory the parcels scheduled for delivery, identify the dimensions of the parcels, and plot a loading configuration that maximizes the use of the truck or trailer. Based on the plotting, the automatic loading and unloading system may direct the automated guided vehicles (e.g., automatic forklifts) to the parcels scheduled for delivery. The automated guided vehicles may utilize the information received from the automatic loading and unloading system to identify a route from the parcel”s storage location in the warehouse, for example, to the plotted position in the truck or trailer.

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


Method and apparatus for plastic duct bank manufacture
Patent No. 10816109 

Inventor(s): Scott Gross (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Cummings Electrical, L.P. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15663069 on 07/28/2017 (1187 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing a duct bank comprising the steps of loading a frame with a series of templates, positioning the frame adjacent a pipe extruder, aligning a set of a plurality of holes with a die of the pipe extruder, extruding a pipe of a first length into the set of holes, repeating the steps of aligning and extruding for each set of holes, thereby forming the duct bank, banding the duct bank, and removing the duct bank from the frame.

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


 

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FOXC2 inhibitor and methods of use thereof
Patent No. 10814010 

Inventor(s): Jiyong Lee (Richardson, TX), Maria Castaneda (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Pohang University of Science and Technology (Pohang, , KR), The Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16363335 on 03/25/2019 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract:

[C07D] HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08) [2]


Composite graphene structures
Patent No. 10815583 

Inventor(s): Richard A. Stoltz (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): GARMOR INC. (Orlando, FL)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15914173 on 03/07/2018 (965 days app to issue)

Abstract: Graphene has been used in nanocomposites as constituents/doping in plastics or epoxy providing dramatic enhancement of the mechanical properties but have not progressed past the laboratory level novelty. This invention can provide a graphene based composite structure with a density less that 1.9 g/cm[superscript]3 [/superscript]for a fiber, yarn, rope or cable and a density less that 1.5 g/cm[superscript]3 [/superscript]for a sheet both structure have tensile and shear strength greater than either Aluminum or Steel; thus providing a graphene material that is both much lighter and stronger.

[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]


 

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Motor grader protection of wire harnesses
Patent No. 10815645 

Inventor(s): Angel N. Villalobos (Rhome, TX)
Assignee(s): DEERE COMPANY (Moline, IL)
Law Firm: Klintworth Rozenblat IP LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16165273 on 10/19/2018 (739 days app to issue)

Abstract: A protection system for a wire harness in a motor grader includes a controller and a sensor. The controller has a processor executing stored commands and a datastore with memory architecture containing stored angular orientation values for the circle frame. The sensor is coupled to one or more of the circle frame, the draft frame, and a circle actuator that rotates the circle frame relative to the draft frame. The sensor is configured to detect an angular orientation of the circle frame relative to the draft frame. The controller is configured to: receive input signals from the sensor indicating the angular orientation of the circle frame relative to the draft frame; query the datastore for a maximum angular orientation value of the circle frame; and terminate actuation of the circle actuator when the circle frame is at the maximum angular orientation value.

[E02F] DREDGING; SOIL-SHIFTING (winning peat E21C 49/00)


Concrete anchor with retainer
Patent No. 10815665 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Scott (Menomonee Falls, WI), Shane Taylor (Hurst, TX), Thomas Mathews (Midlothian, TX), Tim Beaver (Sugar Land, TX)
Assignee(s): PRECISION-HAYES INTERNATIONAL INC. (Seagoville, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16266497 on 02/04/2019 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: An anchor assembly for use with a tensioning strand includes an anchor body including a bore therethrough, the bore configured to receive the strand therethrough, an inner surface of the bore including a frustoconical wedge-receiving cavity, at least one frustoconical wedge including a strand-engaging inner surface and an anchor body engaging outer surface, the wedge being at least partially received in the wedge-receiving cavity, an encapsulating layer at least partially surrounding the anchor body, and a wedge retention disk mechanically coupled to the anchor body and positioned so as to prevent the wedge from fully exiting the wedge-receiving cavity. The wedge retention disk may be spaced apart from the anchor body such that the wedge can move axially with respect to the anchor body between a seated position in which the wedge engages the wedge-receiving cavity and an unseated position in which the wedge engages the wedge retention disk.

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


Loosely assembled wellbore isolation assembly
Patent No. 10815749 

Inventor(s): Daniel Lee Schmidt (Dallas, TX), Tyler Joseph Norman (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16081183 on 05/12/2016 (1629 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wellbore isolation assembly including a plurality of discrete components each having an inner bore with a center axis, the plurality of discrete components axially abuttable such that each of the inner bores align to form a common bore, the plurality of discrete components including a fixing element; and a sealing element; wherein the plurality of discrete components are integrable by a setting device receivable through the common bore, and wherein application of a compressive force to the plurality of discrete components urges the fixing element and the sealing element to radially extend, relative to the axis of the common bore.

[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]


Hydraulic fracturing with strong, lightweight, low profile diverters
Patent No. 10815750 

Inventor(s): Frederic D. Sewell (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carrington, Coleman, Sloman Blumenthal, L.L.P. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15905768 on 02/26/2018 (974 days app to issue)

Abstract: Low profile diverters for, and the use of such diverters in, fracing operations to stimulate production of oil and gas are capable of seating against and temporarily sealing perforations, even when frac fluid is being pumped at high rates and pressures, or in horizontal or highly deviated well bores, where conventional ball sealers cannot be reliably used because of high flow rates and pressures.

[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]


Operation of electronic inflow control device without electrical connection
Patent No. 10815753 

Inventor(s): Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX), Thomas J. Frosell (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16074716 on 04/07/2016 (1664 days app to issue)

Abstract: Included are systems, apparatuses, and methods for operation of an electronic inflow control device without electrical connections. An example of a well system comprises an electric control line and an electronic inflow control device. The electric control line comprises at least one primary winding. The electronic inflow control device comprises a secondary winding inductively coupled to the primary winding; a flow regulator in fluidic communication with an inlet of the electronic inflow control device and adjustable to provide a flow resistance to a fluid flowing through the electronic inflow control device and a controller configured to actuate the flow regulator to change the flow resistance through the electronic inflow control device.

[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]


 

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LIGHTING | HEATING | WEAPONS | BLASTING

 

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Vibration isolation system
Patent No. 10816056 

Inventor(s): Eric E-Lee Chang (Dallas, TX), Kirk A. Miller (Dallas, TX), Richard L. Scott (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Renner, Otto, Boisselle Sklar, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15825594 on 11/29/2017 (1063 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vibration isolation device includes flexures and a multi-part mounting interface for coupling a frame that supports equipment to a structure. The flexures may include three pairs of flexures that allow movement in three orthogonal directions, to allow compliance and/or damp vibrations in the three directions. The flexures may surround the multi-part mounting interface, the parts of which are configured to move relative to one another. One of the parts of the mounting interfaces passes through another part of the mounting interface, such as in one or more holes in one of the interfaces. The device allows equipment mounted on the frame to be isolated from some or all of vibrations produced at the structure. In an example embodiment the vibration isolation system is used in mounting an optical sensor or device to an aircraft.

[F16F] SPRINGS; SHOCK-ABSORBERS; MEANS FOR DAMPING VIBRATION


Aircraft lubrication system
Patent No. 10816085 

Inventor(s): David R. Bockmiller (Fort Worth, TX), Eric S. Olson (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15874054 on 01/18/2018 (1013 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system is provided in one example embodiment and may include a first reservoir for a lubricant; a second reservoir for the lubricant, wherein the first reservoir and the second reservoir are interconnected; a first pumping element to pump the lubricant from the first reservoir at a first flow rate; a second pumping element to pump the lubricant at a second flow rate, wherein the first flow rate and the second flow rate are different; and a gearbox coupled to the first pumping element and the second pumping element. The first reservoir may have a larger volume than the second reservoir and the first flow rate may be higher than the second flow rate.

[F16H] GEARING


Decoking control valve using dynamic rod seal
Patent No. 10816095 

Inventor(s): Daniel Arzuaga (Hermosa Beach, CA), Hrishikesh Gadre (Long Beach, CA), James T. McGuire (Fullerton, CA)
Assignee(s): Flowserve Management Company (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15579253 on 06/02/2016 (1608 days app to issue)

Abstract: The decoking control valve includes a piston, a cylinder, and a hydraulic rod seal at the outlet ports. The piston can move translational inside the cylinder along a fixed direction. The cylinder houses the hydraulic rod seal in a groove of the cylinder that places the hydraulic rod seal next to the piston. The hydraulic rod seal has a seal ring in contact with the piston, and the seal rings are activated. As the piston translates within the cylinder, the seal ring will activate at one outlet port and allow fluid to flow out of another outlet port.

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


Systems and methods for pumping down flammable refrigerant
Patent No. 10816232 

Inventor(s): Carl T. Crawford (Hickory Creek, TX), Umesh Gokhale (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16256378 on 01/24/2019 (642 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, an HVAC system includes an indoor unit having a furnace, an outdoor heat pump unit having a compressor and an outdoor coil, a refrigerant line coupled to the indoor unit and the outdoor heat pump unit, and an EEV coupled to the refrigerant line. The HVAC system further includes one or more controllers operable to determine an occurrence of a first event, initiate a closure of the EEV, initiate operation of the compressor at a completion of the air conditioning cycle to pump down a refrigerant to the outdoor coil, and cease operation of the compressor when a low-pressure switch is tripped.

[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)


Compressor protection and control in HVAC systems
Patent No. 10816249 

Inventor(s): Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14706535 on 05/07/2015 (2000 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for controlling the operation of a compressor of an HVAC system in response to the refrigerant super heat value for refrigerant within the compressor. First and second signals are received for indicating one or more temperature values of refrigerant substantially at the first compressor sump and within the first distributor tube, respectively. A saturated suction temperature is estimated using at least the second signal. A first super heat value is calculated for refrigerant substantially at the first compressor sump using at least the saturated suction temperature and the one or more temperature values indicated by the first signal. A first control signal is generated for at least de-energizing the first compressor if the calculated first super heat value is below a tolerance value defining the minimum super heat value at which the first compressor may be operated.

[F25B] REFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS, OR SYSTEMS; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials, e.g. refrigerants, or materials for the production of heat or cold by chemical reactions other than by combustion C09K 5/00; pumps, compressors F04; use of heat pumps for domestic or space-heating or for domestic hot-water supply F24D; air-conditioning, air-humidification F24F; fluid heaters using heat pumps F24H)


 

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Computerized system, method and processor-executable code to autonomously screen mailable items to identify candidate items for content inspection or testing
Patent No. 10814354 

Inventor(s): Abdul Hamid Salemizadeh (Burleson, TX), John M. Zatopek (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Siemens Logistics LLC (DFW Airport, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16400621 on 05/01/2019 (545 days app to issue)

Abstract: Computerized system, method, and processor-executable code, as may be executed by an artificial intelligence-based system, for carrying out an autonomous process are provided. Disclosed embodiments may be used to autonomously screen in real-time mailable or shippable items being conveyed through an item processing system to identify item candidates for content inspection and/or testing to check for prohibited and/or restricted content (e.g., contraband) prior to item sortation and distribution for delivery to recipients. Disclosed embodiments make effective use of algorithms involving machine vision, machine learning, and data-intensive and/or sensor-driven tasks.

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


Motor vehicle artificial intelligence expert system dangerous driving warning and control system and method
Patent No. 10814784 

Inventor(s): Robert D. Pedersen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16563427 on 09/06/2019 (417 days app to issue)

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

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


Lift propulsion module for a tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 10815008 

Inventor(s): Brent C. Ross (Flower Mound, TX), Kendall Goodman (Southlake, TX), Steven R. Ivans (Ponder, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15662147 on 07/27/2017 (1188 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for facilitating the design and manufacturing of a tiltrotor aircraft, including the steps of: determining a compatible mission data set; identifying lift propulsion module components for the compatible mission data set; determining compatible specifications; and generating a design for a lift propulsion module; wherein the lift propulsion module is configured to be connected to at least two different fuselages. There is also a method of designing a tiltrotor aircraft, comprising the step of modularizing a lift propulsion system, wherein the lift propulsion system is configured to be connected to at least two different fuselages. In another aspect, there is a tiltrotor aircraft including a fuselage; and a lift propulsion module, the lift propulsion module including a mounting surface; wherein the lift propulsion module is coupled to the fuselage on the mounting surface. Also included are methods of assembling and systems including a lift propulsion module.

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


Lateral flow assays with thermal contrast readers
Patent No. 10816492 

Inventor(s): Zhenpeng Qin (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (Minneapolis, MN), THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO (Toronto, , CA)
Law Firm: Westman, Champlin Koehler, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15584301 on 05/02/2017 (1274 days app to issue)

Abstract: Assays used in conjunction with a thermal contrast reader are disclosed. In the assay, the test strip includes materials that can develop a thermal response if a target analyte is present in a sample. Linear flow assays include nanoparticles with high affinity binding to the analyte. Binding of the nanoparticles with an analyte in the sample is detected using thermal contrast. Analytes over a broad range of concentrations are detected in the linear flow assays. Methods of detecting target analytes and kits comprising lateral flow assays and thermal contrast reader are also disclosed.

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


System and process for jet fuel equipment and procedure quality control
Patent No. 10816529 

Inventor(s): Kent Dial (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Wingware, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16435423 on 06/07/2019 (508 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and process for monitoring jet fuel quality control procedural compliance. One system of the current invention includes a portable computer in communication with a server over network, an equipment database, and a report module. In exemplary process, jet fuel equipment is input into the system and stored in the equipment database, along with the process for its inspection. Inspector profiles are input into the system. The system facilitates notification of required inspections for a facility. The system presents an interface guiding an inspector through inspection of jet fuel and jet fuel equipment inspections. The input is stored by the system, whereby the report module generate reports based on inspection reports, equipment, and facilities.

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


In-phase (I) and quadrature (Q) imbalance estimation in a radar system
Patent No. 10816655 

Inventor(s): Karthik Subburaj (Bangalore, , IN), Sachin Bharadwaj (Bangalore, , IN), Sriram Murali (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15638106 on 06/29/2017 (1216 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radar system is provided that includes transmission signal generation circuitry, a transmit channel coupled to the transmission generation circuitry to receive a continuous wave test signal, the transmit channel configurable to output a test signal based on the continuous wave signal in which a phase angle of the test signal is changed in discrete steps within a phase angle range, a receive channel coupled to the transmit channel via a feedback loop to receive the test signal, the receive channel including an in-phase (I) channel and a quadrature (Q) channel, a statistics collection module configured to collect energy measurements of the test signal output by the I channel and the test signal output by the Q channel at each phase angle, and a processor configured to estimate phase and gain imbalance of the I channel and the Q channel based on the collected energy measurements.

[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


Memory optimized GNSS correlator
Patent No. 10816673 

Inventor(s): Jasbir Singh Nayyar (Khanna, , IN), Sreenath Narayanan Potty (Trivandrum, , IN), Sunil Chomal (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14919710 on 10/21/2015 (1833 days app to issue)

Abstract: A personal navigation device includes a correlator for processing GNSS signals from a constellation of satellites A signal is received from a navigation beacon containing a repeating code word, in which the code word includes a number N of samples corresponding to N phases, and in which reception of each code word occurs within a defined time period T. The sequence of N code samples is correlated with a known code word to determine a maximum value of correlation for a particular phase of the received signal. The correlation is performed using a correlator of size M, in which M is less than N, such that N/M=P complete correlations for a partial code phase are performed such that each correlation of a partial code phase is performed within a time period of approximately T/P. All P correlations of partial code phases are completed within time T.

[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


Hybrid photonic and electronic integrated circuits
Patent No. 10816729 

Inventor(s): John H. Zhang (Altamont, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16292047 on 03/04/2019 (603 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sequence of processing steps presented herein is used to embed an optical signal path within an array of nanowires, using only one lithography step. Using the techniques disclosed, it is not necessary to mask electrical features while forming optical features, and vice versa. Instead, optical and electrical signal paths can be created substantially simultaneously in the same masking cycle. This is made possible by a disparity in the widths of the respective features, the optical signal paths being significantly wider than the electrical ones. Using a damascene process, the structures of disparate widths are plated with metal that over-fills narrow trenches and under-fills a wide trench. An optical cladding material can then be deposited into the trench so as to surround an optical core for light transmission.

[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]


Pupil-only photochromic contact lenses displaying desirable optics and comfort
Patent No. 10816822 

Inventor(s): Holly L. Grammer (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Johnson Johnson Vision Care, Inc. (Jacksonville, FL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16392806 on 04/24/2019 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for making a hydrogel, photochromic contact lens including supplying a first lens composition comprising a contact lens monomer and a photochromic material to a front contact lens mold and supplying a second lens composition to said contact lens mold wherein the viscosity of said first composition is at least about 1000 cp greater than the viscosity of said second contact lens composition, and the makeup of said second composition matches the of said first composition to reduce strain between said compositions of the resulting lens.

[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]


Using cloud-based data for virtualization of an industrial machine environment
Patent No. 10816960 

Inventor(s): Stephen Nawalaniec (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc. (Mayfield Heights, OH)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15970932 on 05/04/2018 (907 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cloud-based virtualization generation service collects industrial-automation-system-related data from multiple industrial automation systems of multiple industrial customers for storage and analysis on a cloud platform. A virtualization management component analyzes the data and generates a virtualized industrial automation system of the industrial automation system based on the analysis results. The virtualization management component updates the virtualized industrial automation system based on operation of, and user interactions with, the industrial automation system. The virtualization management component receives user interactions with the virtualized industrial automation system to facilitate remotely interacting with and/or controlling the industrial automation system and/or generates corresponding control signals that it sends to the industrial automation system to facilitate controlling operation of the industrial automation system. The virtualization management component also customizes a user”s view of the virtualized industrial automation system based on user”s role, authorization, or location.

[G05B] CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS (fluid-pressure actuators or systems acting by means of fluids in general F15B; valves per se F16K; characterised by mechanical features only G05G; sensitive elements, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. G12B, subclasses of G01, H01; correcting units, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. H02K)


Autopilot recoupling for rotorcraft
Patent No. 10816971 

Inventor(s): Aaron Thomas Halverson (Grapevine, TX), Erik John Oltheten (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15894876 on 02/12/2018 (988 days app to issue)

Abstract: An autopilot recoupling system for a rotorcraft having an automatic flight control system with multiple layers of flight augmentation. The autopilot recoupling system includes an autopilot recoupling input operable to generate an autopilot recoupling signal. An autopilot recoupling signal processor is communicably coupled to the autopilot recoupling input. The autopilot recoupling signal processor is configured to receive the autopilot recoupling signal from the autopilot recoupling input and responsive thereto, determine a state of the automatic flight control system, activate a trim systems layer of the automatic flight control system if the trim systems layer is not active, engage an attitude retention systems layer of the automatic flight control system if the attitude retention systems layer is disengaged and recouple an autopilot systems layer of the automatic flight control system.

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


Autonomous acceleration profile feedback system
Patent No. 10816975 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey D. Gaither (Brighton, MI), Nathan C. Westover (New Hudson, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15673304 on 08/09/2017 (1175 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for adjusting acceleration of a vehicle based on user preference includes a memory designed to store first and second base vehicle acceleration modes each corresponding to a different pre-selected acceleration profile of the vehicle, and a power source for generating power. The system also includes an input device designed to receive a selected base acceleration mode and a user acceleration adjustment indicating a desired adjustment to the selected base acceleration mode. The system also includes an ECU designed to control the power source to accelerate the vehicle using the selected base acceleration mode during an initial trip of the vehicle, create a first user acceleration profile that corresponds to the desired adjustment to the selected base acceleration mode when the user acceleration adjustment is received, and control the power source to accelerate the vehicle using the first user acceleration profile during a second trip of the vehicle.

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


Control aerial movement of drone based on line-of-sight of humans using devices
Patent No. 10816976 

Inventor(s): Chandra H. Kamalakantha (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ENT. SERVICES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15739589 on 06/24/2015 (1952 days app to issue)

Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to control of a drone. In one example, aerial movement of the drone is controlled. In the example, it is determined, based on a plurality of devices, whether the drone is within a line-of-sight with at least a respective one of a plurality of humans within a physical proximity to a respective one of a the devices. In the example, the devices are used by the drone to track the humans. In the example, when the drone is determined to lack the line-of-sight, aerial movement of the drone is controlled to move the drone to become within the line-of-sight.

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


System and method for controlling rotorcraft
Patent No. 10816999 

Inventor(s): Luke Dafydd Gillett (Grapevine, TX), Robert Earl Worsham, II (Weatherford, TX), Sung Kyun Kim (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15996132 on 06/01/2018 (879 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a rotorcraft includes: a flight control computer configured to: receive a first sensor signal from a first aircraft sensor of the rotorcraft; receive a second sensor signal from a second aircraft sensor of the rotorcraft, the second aircraft sensor being different from the first aircraft sensor; combine the first sensor signal and the second sensor signal with a complementary filter to determine an estimated vertical speed of the rotorcraft; adjust flight control devices of the rotorcraft according to the estimated vertical speed of the rotorcraft, thereby changing flight characteristics of the rotorcraft; and reset the complementary filter in response to detecting the rotorcraft is grounded.

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


Unified chip enable, address and command latch enable protocol for nand memory
Patent No. 10817223 

Inventor(s): Sajal Mittal (Bangalore, , IN), Sneha Bhatia (Gurgaon, , IN), Vinayak Ghatawade (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16414708 on 05/16/2019 (530 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device includes receiving, by a memory module, a first combined signal and a second combined signal from a memory controller and decoding, by the memory module, the first combined signal and the second combined signal to obtain a first chip enable signal, a first address latch enable signal, and a first command latch enable signal. Upon decoding, the first command latch enable signal and the first address latch enable signal are received substantially simultaneously as the first chip enable signal to reduce a setup time.

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


Data flow control for multi-chip select
Patent No. 10817257 

Inventor(s): Shailesh Ganapat Ghotgalkar (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16390780 on 04/22/2019 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method and computer readable medium for operating a First In, First Out (FIFO) buffer that transfers data between a host and a plurality of endpoints using chip select is disclosed. The method includes receiving a current value of a read pointer and a status for an active endpoint and reading data at a location to which the read pointer points and setting a tag associated with the location to which the read pointer points to indicate availability.

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


Code quality evaluation and user interfaces
Patent No. 10817287 

Inventor(s): Marc Hudak (Plano, TX), Michael D. Barnard (Frisco, TX), Phanikrishna Hari (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16352346 on 03/13/2019 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: A processor may generate a UI. The processor may instantiate a plurality of collectors. Each collector may be configured to collect data in real time from a separate one of a plurality of data sources. Each data source may include a different type of data relating to at least one of a plurality of software delivery pipeline tasks. The processor may separately and continuously collect data from each of the plurality of data sources using the plurality of collectors. The processor may separately and continuously analyze the stored data from each of the plurality of data sources to generate a plurality of code quality metrics for the plurality of software delivery pipeline tasks. The processor may continuously report the plurality of code quality metrics through the UI.

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


Managing commit order for an external instruction relative to two unissued queued instructions
Patent No. 10817300 

Inventor(s): David Albert Carlson (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd. (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: Young Basile Hanlon MacFarlane, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16171881 on 10/26/2018 (732 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a pipeline configured for out-of-order issuing, handling translation of virtual addresses to physical addresses includes: storing translations in a translation lookaside buffer (TLB), and updating at least one entry in the TLB based at least in part on an external instruction received from outside a first processor core. Managing external instructions includes: updating issue status information for each of multiple instructions stored in an instruction queue, processing the issue status information in response to receiving a first external instruction to identify at least two instructions in the instruction queue, including a first queued instruction and a second queued instruction. An instruction for performing an operation associated with the first external instruction is inserted into a stage of the pipeline so that the operation associated with the first external instruction is committed before the first queued instruction is committed and after the second queued instruction is committed.

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


Augmented shareable video files for robotic process automation
Patent No. 10817314 

Inventor(s): Dhurai Ganesan (Chennai, , IN), Harsh Vinayak (Gurgaon, , IN), Sankar Chandrasekaran (Chennai, , IN), Tanvir Khan (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): NTT DATA Services, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16590063 on 10/01/2019 (392 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one general aspect, in an embodiment, a method of performance-enhanced machine-learning model creation is performed by a computer system. The method includes receiving a command to record user interface (UI) activity in a computing environment. The method further includes, responsive to the command: receiving video frames of a live screen output of the computing environment; detecting UI events in the computing environment in relation to the video frames of the live screen output; and determining target applications for the UI events, wherein the target applications are executing in the computing environment. The method also includes generating UI metadata comprising information identifying the UI events and the target applications in relation to the video frames. In addition, the method includes sequentially encoding, in a video file, the video frames together with information sufficient to derive the UI metadata.

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


Availability factor (AFactor) based automation system
Patent No. 10817340 

Inventor(s): Navakiran Chitturi (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Sungard Availability Services, LP (Wayne, PA)
Law Firm: VLP Law Group, LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16263492 on 01/31/2019 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: An approach to improving system availability. Availability data for individual resources may be obtained from configuration templates and stored in an Availability Graph. The graph is traversed to calculate availability statistics at a grouped component and at an overall architecture level and grouping components level. Revisions may be made to enhance overall availability levels, and the revised Availability Graph can also be exported as an implementable configuration file. As a result, this solution provides a structured way to detect and resolve availability bottlenecks.

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


Processor with non-intrusive self-testing
Patent No. 10817395 

Inventor(s): Karthikeyan Rajamanickam (Bengaluru, , IN), Venkatesh Natarajan (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15841442 on 12/14/2017 (1048 days app to issue)

Abstract: A processor includes a central processing unit (CPU) and diagnostic monitoring circuitry. The diagnostic monitoring circuitry is coupled to the CPU. The diagnostic monitoring circuitry includes a monitoring and cyclic redundancy check (CRC) computation unit. The monitoring and CRC computation unit is configured to detect execution of a diagnostic program by the CPU, and to compute a plurality of CRC values. Each of CRC values corresponds to processor values retrieved from a given register of the CPU or from a bus coupling the CPU to a memory and peripheral subsystem while the CPU executes the diagnostic program.

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


Persistent data structures
Patent No. 10817421 

Inventor(s): David Flynn (Sandy, UT), Nisha Talagala (Livermore, CA), Swaminathan Sundararaman (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler Bean Adamson, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14207002 on 03/12/2014 (2421 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for a persistent data structure. A method includes associating a logical identifier with a data structure. A method includes writing data of a data structure to a first region of a volatile memory module. A volatile memory module may be configured to ensure that data is preserved in response to a trigger. A method includes copying data of a data structure from a volatile memory module to a non-volatile storage medium such that the data of the data structure remains associated with a logical identifier.

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


Dynamic server pool data segmentation using dynamic ordinal partition key without locks
Patent No. 10817466 

Inventor(s): Rama Venkata S. Kavali (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16361359 on 03/22/2019 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects described herein may relate to a data processing engine that executes on a computing device in order to store data from one or more feed files, which may be heterogeneous, to a destination data structure on a designated computing device. Because the files may be huge in size, it is important that the files be stored in a manner in order to reduce the time to move the data and to support am efficient mechanism for recovering from errors. A feed file may be dynamically partitioned into groups of contiguous rows based on a dynamic partitioning key, where data chunks are loaded into a plurality of clone tables and subsequently moved into a destination data structure. The data processing engine may determine a row size for the clone files and request for resources from a computing cloud to obtain those resources.

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


Persistent memory management
Patent No. 10817502 

Inventor(s): David Flynn (Sandy, UT), Nisha Talagala (Livermore, CA), Swaminathan Sundararaman (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler Bean Adamson, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14207093 on 03/12/2014 (2421 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for persistent memory management. Persistent memory management may include providing a persistent data structure stored at least partially in volatile memory configured to ensure persistence of the data structure in a non-volatile memory medium. Persistent memory management may include replicating a persistent data structure in volatile memory buffers of at least two non-volatile storage devices. Persistent memory management may include preserving a snapshot copy of data in association with completion of a barrier operation for the data. Persistent memory management may include determining which interface of a plurality of supported interfaces is to be used to flush data from a processor complex.

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


Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for sharing user activity data
Patent No. 10817520 

Inventor(s): Ying Victor Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt, P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14631218 on 02/25/2015 (2071 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for sharing user activity data are disclosed. According to one example, a method includes receiving a collection of user activity records, wherein each of the user activity records is associated with at least one user-defined system management query and analyzing the collection of user activity records to identify one or more correlations existing among the user-defined system management queries. The method further includes generating system management compilation data based on the identified one or more correlations and distributing the system management compilation data to a plurality of subscriber entities.

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


Near-real-time prediction, classification, and notification of events in natural language systems
Patent No. 10817521 

Inventor(s): Swaminathan Chandrasekaran (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Terrile, Cannatti Chambers, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15052121 on 02/24/2016 (1707 days app to issue)

Abstract: An approach is provided for automatically predicting an event occurrence based on a question from an end user presented using a near-real-time natural language processing (NLP) analysis to generate, score and rank a plurality of event occurrences based on a plurality of question context parameters extracted from the question, one or more user profile parameters for the end user, and the one or more historical questions, answers, and events having a specified spatial and/or temporal proximity to the question which are identified by an information handling system. In the approach, performed by an information handling system, a top ranked event occurrence from the ranked plurality of event occurrences is selected for inclusion in a notification message that is communicated or broadcast to the end user, as well as other users engaged with the information handling system and/or first responders in the affected area.

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


System and method for data warehouse engine
Patent No. 10817528 

Inventor(s): Alan Gatherer (Richardson, TX), Alex Elisa Chandra (Plano, TX), Ashish Rai Shrivastava (Plano, TX), Debashis Bhattacharya (Plano, TX), Mark Brown (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15365755 on 11/30/2016 (1427 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data warehouse engine (DWE) includes a central processing unit (CPU) core and a first data organization unit (DOU), where the first DOU is configured to aggregate read operations. The DWE also includes a first command queue coupled between the CPU core and the first DOU, where the first command queue is configured to convey commands from the CPU core to the first DOU.

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


Reconfigurable matrix multiplier system and method
Patent No. 10817587 

Inventor(s): Arthur John Redfern (Plano, TX), Donald Edward Steiss (Richardson, TX), Kai Chirca (Dallas, TX), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15905250 on 02/26/2018 (974 days app to issue)

Abstract: A reconfigurable matrix multiplier (RMM) system/method allowing tight or loose coupling to supervisory control processor application control logic (ACL) in a system-on-a-chip (SOC) environment is disclosed. The RMM provides for C=A*B matrix multiplication operations having A-multiplier-matrix (AMM), B-multiplicand-matrix (BMM), and C-product-matrix (CPM), as well as C=A*B+D operations in which D-summation-matrix (DSM) represents the result of a previous multiplication operation or another previously defined matrix. The RMM provides for additional CPM LOAD/STORE paths allowing overlapping of compute/data transfer operations and provides for CPM data feedback to the AMM or BMM operand inputs from a previously calculated CPM result. The RMM anticipates the use of 8, 16, and 32-bit operand reconfigurable matrix datum in conjunction with a typical external memory bus data width of 512 bits and an instruction control unit (ICU) implemented using a series of RMM configuration words (RCW) and streaming opcode functions (SOF).

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


Method and apparatus for creating and using quantum resistant keys
Patent No. 10817590 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Daly (Dallas, TX), Max Fleming (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Amera IoT Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16888815 on 05/31/2020 (149 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system is disclosed for securely communicating between a user device and a target device, which includes a user input receiving user inputs and a user device memory for storing at least one fixed dataset having a plurality of data bits and an inherent entropy. At least one predetermined harvest process is stored in ser device memory, which is operable within a main harvest process to distill the dataset to a predetermined bit length to define a private key of the user at a predetermined key length. A processor operates to execute the main harvest process to receive a unique user Personal Information Number (PIN) acquired by the user and having a plurality of digits associated therewith, and wherein the at least one predetermined harvest process is dependent on the user PIN and the value of at least one of the digits therein, such that the at least one predetermined harvest process is parameterized by the value of the at least one of the digits and operates differently for each value of the at least one of the digits. The processor applies the at least one predetermined harvest process to the dataset to distill the dataset down to the predetermined key length to define the private key, and then stores the private key to the user device. A target device memory and an encryption engine on the target device interface with a proximity-based link. The private key is transferred to the target device via the proximity-based link and an interface on the target device stores the tran

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


Electron transport gate circuits and methods of manufacture, operation and use
Patent No. 10817780 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Rourk (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16828384 on 03/24/2020 (217 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit is disclosed that includes a first electrode, a second electrode and a plurality of quantum dot devices disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. An impedance is coupled to the second electrode and has a value selected to conduct or block conduction of current when a coherent electron conduction band is formed by one or more of the quantum dot devices, such as with quantum dot devices in an adjacent circuit.

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


Geographic boundary determination service
Patent No. 10817889 

Inventor(s): Biju Thomas Zachariah (Frisco, TX), Dennis Jarret Guill, Jr. (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): T-Mobile USA, Inc. (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Knobbe Martens Olson Bear LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15711383 on 09/21/2017 (1132 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are described for a geographic boundary determination service. A geographic boundary may be associated with one of a plurality of geographic locations, and the area within the geographic boundary may be within a specified distance of the geographic location and closer to the geographic location than to any other geographic location in the plurality of geographic locations. The geographic boundary determination service may determine geographic boundaries for existing locations or may determine a set of locations whose geographic boundaries satisfy various criteria. The geographic boundary determination service may further display geographic maps that include the geographic boundaries, demographic indices and other demographic information relating to the geographic boundaries, network coverage information relating to the geographic boundaries, and a targeted geographic region or regions that the boundaries overlap.

[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 integrated, automated inventory management and advertisement delivery
Patent No. 10817910 

Inventor(s): Steven M. Gable (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc. (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Garlick Markison (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16298011 on 03/11/2019 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract: A management and delivery method and system for a distributed marketing network. Access to one or more network service gateways associated with a distributed marketing network can be authorized, if particular criteria are satisfied. A business transaction may be coordinated with the distributed marketing network through network service gateways in a near real time fashion and without manual intervention, in response to authorizing the access to the network service gateways. The network service gateways may include a partner interface, a centralized hub that communicates with the partner interfaces, and/or a local market integrated service layer that communicates with the centralized hub and the partner interface. The distributed marketing network may be, for example, a network of radio stations.

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


User management of subscriptions to multiple social network platforms
Patent No. 10817960 

Inventor(s): Katherine Elizabeth Anderson (Dallas, TX), Michael Wayne Gilley (Dallas, TX), Patrick Joel Hurley (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Booth Albanesi Schroeder PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16681702 on 11/12/2019 (350 days app to issue)

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

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


Dynamic video scripting system and method
Patent No. 10817965 

Inventor(s): Eric Rock (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): VIVIFY HEALTH, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14223815 on 03/24/2014 (2409 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method dynamically presenting video content based on a visually-defined scripting editor that defines a user presentation context (UPC) based on audio/video content, user query/responses, and one or more asynchronous event triggers (AETs) is disclosed. The system incorporates a graphical user interface (GUI) based scripting editor operating on a host computer system (HCS) that enables visual definition of an interconnected video script network (VSN) that may include synchronously displayed content, decision-based content, and/or content dictated by the AETs. The VSN is converted to a video script dataset (VSD) by the HCS and then transmitted over a computer communication network (CCN) to a mobile user device (MUD) that executes the VSD in a user interface context (UIC) that may include the MUD, other devices such as a video display unit (VDU), and/or external data sourcing devices that may constitute the sources for the AETs.

[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]


Devices for and methods of combining content from multiple frames
Patent No. 10817996 

Inventor(s): Hamid Rahim Sheikh (Allen, TX), Ibrahim E. Pekkucuksen (Plano, TX), John E. Glotzbach (Allen, TX), Ruiwen Zhen (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16036820 on 07/16/2018 (834 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of combining content from multiple frames with overlapping field of views is described. The method comprises identifying corresponding blocks between a first frame and a second frame of an image; and determining whether to replace at least a portion of the first frame with a corresponding portion of the second frame based on whether there is a match between the first frame and the second frame.

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


Systems and methods for processing images based on criteria
Patent No. 10818002 

Inventor(s): Avid Ghamsari (Plano, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Staevan Duckworth (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16695596 on 11/26/2019 (336 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method for processing images may include obtaining at least one image for analyzing; inputting the at least one image to at least one of a plurality of image plugins; analyzing the at least one image via the at least one of the plurality of image plugins; determining metadata related to the at least one image based on the at least one of the plurality of image plugins; filtering the at least one image based on one or more rule sets to generate at least one filtered image; sorting the at least one filtered image to generate at least one sorted image; displaying the at least one sorted image based on an organizational sequence of a webpage; displaying navigation controls via the webpage; and displaying the at least one sorted image according to a user interaction with the navigation controls on the webpage.

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


System and method for recalibrating an augmented reality experience using physical markers
Patent No. 10818037 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16557697 on 08/30/2019 (424 days app to issue)

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

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


Vehicle information photo overlay
Patent No. 10818042 

Inventor(s): Avid Ghamsari (Frisco, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (Mckinney, TX), Jason Richard Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, 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: 16742210 on 01/14/2020 (287 days app to issue)

Abstract: An image information overlay system retrieves an image associated with a vehicle listing and uses machine learning models to classify the image, generating identification data that may comprise a vehicle make and model, a feature or part of the vehicle present in the image, and a location of the vehicle feature or part. The identification data or an individual identifier of the vehicle, such as a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), may be used to retrieve overlay information related to the vehicle make and model, such as recalls or known maintenance issues or information specific to the vehicle, such as mileage, accident reports, or ownership history. The overlay information is displayed on the image as an overlay at the location of the vehicle feature or part corresponding to the overlay information.

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


Crowdshaping realistic 3D avatars with words
Patent No. 10818062 

Inventor(s): Alice O”Toole (Dallas, TX), Carina A. Hahn (Dallas, TX), Maria Alejandra Quirs Ramrez (Tbingen, , DE), Matthew Q. Hill (Dallas, TX), Michael Black (Tbingen, , DE), Silvia Zuffi (Bologna, , IT), Stephan Streuber (Tbingen, , D
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Dallas, TX), MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FRDERUNG D. WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V. (Munich, , DE)
Law Firm: Siritzky Law, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16047221 on 07/27/2018 (823 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for generating a body shape, comprising: receiving one or more linguistic descriptors related to the body shape; retrieving an association between the one or more linguistic descriptors and a body shape; and generating the body shape, based on the association.

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


GPU assist using DSP pre-processor system and method
Patent No. 10818067 

Inventor(s): Ajay Jayaraj (Sugar Land, TX), Anand Balagopalakrishnan (Bangalore, , IN), Hemant Hariyani (Plano, TX), Jason Jones (Richmond, TX), Manoj Koul (Allen, TX), Mihir Mody (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16428485 on 05/31/2019 (515 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for dynamically transferring graphical image processing operations from a graphical processing unit (GPU) to a digital signal processor (DSP). The method includes estimating the number of operations needed for the processing a set of image data; determining the operational limits of a GPU and compare with estimated number of operations and if the operational limits are exceeded; transfer the processing operations to the DSP from the GPU. The transfer can include transferring a portion of executable code for performing the processing operations, and generating a replacement code for the GPU. The DSP can then process a portion of the image data before sending it to the GPU for further processing.

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


Virtual hybrid texture mapping
Patent No. 10818068 

Inventor(s): Rasheed Babatunde (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): VMware, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA)
Law Firm: Loza Loza, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15145607 on 05/03/2016 (1638 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gaming device is configured to provide virtual hybrid texture mapping, which provides a type of virtual placeholder that can be filled in using cloud computing resources. The virtual placeholders are filled in to create more detailed textures whose calculated are offloaded to a cloud computing service provider data center”s cluster.

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


Food product storage and vending kiosk
Patent No. 10818123 

Inventor(s): Michael Jay Dobie (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): COMMERCIAL AUTOMATION, LLC (Lansing, KS)
Law Firm: Stites Harbison, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16184563 on 11/08/2018 (719 days app to issue)

Abstract: A food product storage and vending kiosk includes a cold storage unit, an oven unit, and a transportation mechanism. The cold storage unit includes a plurality of food packages, an active shelving system storing the plurality of food packages, and a freezer. Each of the food packages includes a food product in a box. The oven unit includes a base oven deck for receiving the food product and rising to meet and seal with a main body to form a sealed oven cavity for cooking the food product. The transportation mechanism is for moving a food package out of the cold storage unit, onto an elevator platform that lifts the food package to the oven unit, pushing the food product from the box onto the base oven deck for cooking, and pushing the food product off of the base oven deck into the box and out of a delivery chute.

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


Wireless control device and methods thereof
Patent No. 10818164 

Inventor(s): Corey Egan (Austin, TX), Qinghui Tang (Plano, TX), Swapnil Bora (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ILUMI SOLUTIONS, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16201106 on 11/27/2018 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless control device includes a power source, one or more sensors, one or more switches, a wireless transceiver circuit, an antenna connected to the wireless transceiver circuit, and a processor communicably coupled to the power source, the one or more sensors, the one or more switches, and the wireless transceiver circuit. The processor receives a data from the one or more sensors or the one or more switches, determines a pre-defined action associated with the data that identifies one or more external devices and one or more tasks, and transmits one or more control signals via the wireless transceiver circuit and the antenna that instruct the identified external device(s) to perform the identified task(s).

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


Landing zone designation system and method
Patent No. 10818191 

Inventor(s): John G. Williams (Nashua, NH)
Assignee(s): Elbit Systems of America, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: K L Gates LLP (Local + 971 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16371751 on 04/01/2019 (575 days app to issue)

Abstract: A landing zone designation system is provided that includes a master and a slave landing strobes. A detector on an aircraft can detect master and slave optical signals, and a processor can be coupled to the detector to compute placement of the aircraft relative to the master and slave landing strobes. A method is provided for designating a landing zone for an aircraft. The method includes emitting first and second optical signals, where a determination is made whether the aircraft is to land at a first landing zone or a second landing zone depending on a difference between the first optical signal and the second optical signal. A distance to landing within the determined first landing zone or the second landing zone can also be determined.

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


Testing read-only memory using memory built-in self-test controller
Patent No. 10818374 

Inventor(s): Aravinda Acharya (Bengaluru, , IN), Jasbir Singh (Bengaluru, , IN), Naveen Ambalametil Narayanan (Bengaluru, , IN), Nikita Naresh (Bengaluru, , IN), Prakash Narayanan (Bengaluru, , IN), Prathyusha Teja Inuganti (Bengaluru, , IN), Rak
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16271660 on 02/08/2019 (627 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a volatile storage device, a read-only memory (ROM), a memory built-in self-test (BIST) controller and a central processing unit (CPU). The CPU, upon occurrence of a reset event, executes a first instruction from the ROM to cause the CPU to copy a plurality of instructions from a range of addresses in the ROM to the volatile storage device. The CPU also executes a second instruction from the ROM to change a program counter. The CPU further executes the plurality of instructions from the volatile storage device using the program counter. The CPU, when executing the plurality of instructions from the volatile storage device, causes the ROM to enter a test mode and the memory BIST controller to be configured to test the ROM.

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


Non-volatile memory with pool capacitor
Patent No. 10818685 

Inventor(s): James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Luisa Lin (Redwood City, CA), Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, CA), Mohan Dunga (Santa Clara, CA), Piyush Dak (San Jose, CA), Venkatesh P. Ramachandra (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16141163 on 09/25/2018 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile storage apparatus comprises a non-volatile memory structure and an I/O interface. A portion of the memory die is used as a pool capacitor for the I/O interface.

[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 system for allocating content using a content-based centrality metric
Patent No. 10819821 

Inventor(s): Cedric Westphal (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15821892 on 11/24/2017 (1068 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present technology provides a new content-based centrality metric that may be used for allocating content to caches in a network. The proposed method for measuring centrality and allocating content not only considers the topology of the network, but also the distribution of cache spaces and content among the cache spaces in the network in order to improve how content may be allocated. This approach to content allocation enables improved content retrieval in the form of higher cache hit rates, lower delays and improved network performance.

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


 

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Methods of fabricating an implantable device
Patent No. 10814133 

Inventor(s): Rahul Saini (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ZYVEX LABS, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15886881 on 02/02/2018 (998 days app to issue)

Abstract: Implantable nerve transducers are provided herein, along with methods of fabricated such implantable nerve transducers. An exemplary implantable nerve transducer includes a plurality of semiconductor structures protruding from an exterior surface provided by a substrate and a plurality of conductors extending from the exterior surface of the substrate to an interior surface of the substrate and within a plurality of openings in the substrate. Each conductor is electrically coupled to one of the semiconductor structures. The exemplary implantable nerve transducer further includes one or more electronic components electrically coupled to the semiconductor structures by the conductors and a cap bonded to the substrate to provide a sealed chamber. The sealed chamber contains the one or more electronic components.

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


Enhanced biometric data and systems for processing events using enhanced biometric data
Patent No. 10817598 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15936597 on 03/27/2018 (945 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems for generating enhanced biometric data and using enhanced biometric data to process events are provided. A system may receive a request for enhanced biometric data and may extract details associated with the request. Based on a user associated with the request and the extracted details, a user profile may be selected from a plurality of user profiles associated with the user. The user profile may include biometric data of the user, predetermined limits on types of events to be processed, amounts, and the like. The system may generate enhanced biometric data based on the user profile and may transmit the enhanced biometric data to a computing device of the requesting user. The user may then provide the enhanced biometric data when requesting to process an event. The system may evaluate the enhanced biometric data to determine whether it matches pre-stored biometric data and whether the event details are within the limits associated with the user profile from which the enhanced biometric data was generated. If so, the event may be processed.

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


Virus immune computer system and method
Patent No. 10817623 

Inventor(s): John Almeida (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16801520 on 02/26/2020 (244 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus prevents hacker code from infecting an application program by requiring decryption of the application program prior to running the application program on a computer. The method includes steps of: providing a storage device that is a separate unit from components necessary to operate the computer; storing a symmetric private key on the storage device; using the symmetric private key to produce an encrypted application program upon first installation; thereafter decrypting that part of the encrypted application program needed implement a command to run the application program; precluding the computer from running any part of the application program that has not been first encrypted with the symmetric private key; and, decrypting, on the fly, only those follow-on parts of the encrypted application program needed to perform functions called for during operation of the application program.

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


Three-dimensional memory device including composite word lines and multi-strip select lines and method for making the same
Patent No. 10818542 

Inventor(s): Fei Zhou (Milpitas, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Zhixin Cui (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16362895 on 03/25/2019 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers is formed over a substrate. Memory stack structures are formed through the alternating stack. Drain-select-level trenches through an upper subset of the sacrificial material layers, and backside trenches are formed through each layer of the alternating stack. Backside recesses are formed by removing the sacrificial material layers. A first electrically conductive material and a second electrically conductive material are sequentially deposited in the backside recesses and the drain-select-level trenches. Portions of the second electrically conductive material and the first electrically conductive material may be removed by at least one anisotropic etch process from the drain-select-level trenches to provide drain-select-level electrically conductive layers as multiple groups that are laterally spaced apart and electrically isolated from one another by cavities within the drain-select-level trenches.

[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]


Contact via structure including a barrier metal disc for low resistance contact and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10818545 

Inventor(s): Makoto Kamijo (Yokkaichi, , JP), Seiji Shimabukuro (Yokkaichi, , JP), Tetsuya Kaneko (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16023174 on 06/29/2018 (851 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first metal interconnect structure embedded in a first dielectric material layer includes a first metallic nitride liner containing a first conductive metal nitride and a first metallic fill material portion. A second metal interconnect structure embedded in a second dielectric material layer overlies the first dielectric material layer. The second metal interconnect structure includes a pillar portion having a straight sidewall and a foot portion adjoined to a bottom periphery of the pillar portion and laterally protruding from the bottom periphery of the pillar portion. The foot portion can be formed by oxidizing a top surface of the first metallic fill material portion, removing the oxidized portion after formation of a cavity through the second dielectric material layer, and depositing a second metallic nitride liner in a volume from which the oxidized portion is removed.

[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]


Methods of forming power electronic assemblies using metal inverse opals and cap structures
Patent No. 10818576 

Inventor(s): Gaurav Singhal (Mumbai, , IN), Julia Kohanek (Champaign, IL), Naoya Take (Canton, MI), 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: 16243751 on 01/09/2019 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for forming bonded assemblies using metal inverse opal and cap structures are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for forming a bonded assembly includes positioning a substrate against a polymer support that is porous, depositing a metal onto and within the polymer support, disposing a cap layer to the polymer support opposite of the substrate to form a bottom electrode, and removing the polymer support from between the substrate and the cap layer to form a metal inverse opal structure disposed therebetween.

[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]


Borate compounds as Li super-ionic conductor, solid electrolyte, and coating layer for Li metal battery and Li-ion battery
Patent No. 10818969 

Inventor(s): Chen Ling (Ann Arbor, MI), Xingfeng He (Greenbelt, MD), Yifei Mo (Fulton, MD), Ying Zhang (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: 16144757 on 09/27/2018 (761 days app to issue)

Abstract: Solid-state lithium ion electrolytes of lithium borate based composites are provided which contain an anionic framework capable of conducting lithium ions. Materials of specific formulae are provided and methods to alter the materials with inclusion of aliovalent ions shown. Lithium batteries containing the composite lithium ion electrolytes are provided. Electrodes containing the lithium borate based materials and batteries containing the electrodes are also provided.

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


Charge pump capacitor coupled to input, reference voltage for overvoltage
Patent No. 10819228 

Inventor(s): Indumini W. Ranmuthu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15798221 on 10/30/2017 (1093 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for controlling a power supply voltage for a high-side gate driver that is used in a power converter. In some examples, in response to an overvoltage condition that occurs on an input voltage lead of a power converter, a power converter may decouple a terminal of a charge pump capacitor from the input voltage lead, and couple the terminal of the capacitor to a reference voltage lead. In further examples, in response to an overvoltage condition that occurs on an input voltage lead of a power converter, a power converter may turn off both switching transistors.

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


Switching converter with a self-operated negative boost switch
Patent No. 10819234 

Inventor(s): Ariel Dario Moctezuma (Richardson, TX), Hasibur Rahman (Wylie, TX), William Krenik (Garland, TX), Yanqing Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16428588 on 05/31/2019 (515 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes an inductor, and a first switch coupled between a first end of the inductor and a voltage supply node. The system also includes a second switch coupled between the first end of the inductor and a negative output supply node, wherein the second switch comprises a self-operated arrangement. The system also includes a third switch coupled between a second end of the inductor and a positive output supply node. The system also includes a fourth switch coupled between the second end of the inductor and a ground node. The system also includes a controller coupled to the first, second, third, and fourth switches.

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


Gate voltage plateau completion circuit for DC/DC switching converters
Patent No. 10819237 

Inventor(s): Gaetano Maria Walter Petrina (Kirchdorf an der Amper, , DE), Joerg Kirchner (Mauern, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16403999 on 05/06/2019 (540 days app to issue)

Abstract: A DC/DC switching converter includes high-side and low-side power NFETs coupled in series between a first pin for coupling to a first supply voltage and a second pin for coupling to a second supply voltage. A switch-node is coupled to a third pin. A first gate driver is coupled to drive a gate voltage on the high-side power NFET at a first rate and a second gate driver is coupled to drive the gate voltage of the high-side power NFET at a second rate that is higher than the first rate. A comparator is coupled to the first pin and to the gate of the high-side power NFET and further coupled to turn on the second gate driver when a gate voltage of the high-side power NFET is equal to the first supply voltage coupled to the first pin plus a threshold voltage of the high-side power NFET.

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


Modular voltage converter
Patent No. 10819242 

Inventor(s): Dianbo Fu (Frisco, TX), Heping Dai (Plano, TX), Xiaolin Mao (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15884211 on 01/30/2018 (1001 days app to issue)

Abstract: A DC to DC voltage converter includes a first voltage converter module configurable to generate a first output at a first output voltage selected from two or more different voltages and a second voltage converter module configurable to generate a second output at a second output voltage selected from two or more different voltages. The first voltage converter module and the second voltage converter module have a common input. A common output combines the first output voltage from the first voltage converter module and the second output voltage from the second voltage converter module.

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


Single-stage isolated DC-DC converters with interleaved arms
Patent No. 10819244 

Inventor(s): Jing Xu (Cary, NC), Liming Liu (Cary, NC), Yuxiang Shi (Cary, NC)
Assignee(s): ABB POWER ELECTRONICS INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16447456 on 06/20/2019 (495 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a single-stage converter includes a rectifying circuit and a buck-boost circuit. The buck-boost circuit includes an inductor with a center tap configured to supply an output of the buck-boost circuit to the rectifying circuit. The buck-boost circuit also includes first and second interleaved arms arranged in parallel with a voltage input of the single-stage converter. The first and second interleaved arms are each coupled to the inductor and include a plurality of switches operable to control the output of the buck-boost circuit.

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


Dynamic biasing circuit
Patent No. 10819294 

Inventor(s): Amal Kumar Kundu (Bengaluru, , IN), Anand Subramanian (Bengaluru, , IN), Laxmi Vivek Tripurari (Hyderabad, , IN), Sovan Ghosh (Paschim Medinipur, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16574231 on 09/18/2019 (405 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes first and second gain stages and an output transistor. The second gain stage includes a transconductance amplifier and a variable impedance circuit coupled to an output of the transconductance amplifier. The variable impedance circuit is configured to implement a first impedance level at frequencies below a first frequency threshold and to implement a second impedance level at frequencies above a second frequency level. The first impedance level is larger than the second impedance level. The output transistor has a control input coupled to the variable impedance circuit. At frequencies above the second frequency threshold, the second impedance level is configured to be inversely related to current through the output transistor.

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


Reset isolation for an embedded safety island in a system on a chip
Patent No. 10819334 

Inventor(s): Charles Fuoco (Allen, TX), Chunhua Hu (Plano, TX), Venkateswar Reddy Kowkutla (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16299544 on 03/12/2019 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include an electronic system with a power on reset (POR) circuit. The POR circuit includes first voltage detection circuitry to perform a first detection on a supply voltage and to output a first control signal in response to the first detection, second voltage detection circuitry to perform a second detection on the supply voltage and to output a second control signal in response to the second detection, and third voltage detection circuitry to perform a third detection on the supply voltage and to output at least one third control signal in response to the third detection. The POR circuit further has sequencing circuitry with a first input to receive the at least one third control signal and to output a reset signal in response to the at least one third control signal.

[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]


Gate driver circuit with a closed loop overdrive generator
Patent No. 10819351 

Inventor(s): Krishnamurthy Ganapathi Shankar (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16423266 on 05/28/2019 (518 days app to issue)

Abstract: A driver circuit comprises a first transistor coupled to a second transistor, and a third transistor coupled to the first and second transistor and to a first current mirror. An output of the first current mirror is provided to a control input of the second transistor. A second current mirror is coupled to the output of the first current mirror. A first current source, a second current source, and a fourth transistor are coupled to the second current mirror. The second current source is further coupled to a fifth transistor. A sixth transistor is coupled to the fifth transistor and to a third current mirror. In some implementations, the driver circuit is coupled to a low side transistor in an H bridge driver and the second transistor is matched to the low side transistor.

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


Apparatus for die-to-die communication
Patent No. 10819396 

Inventor(s): Subhashish Mukherjee (Bangalore, , IN), Venugopal Gopinathan (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16773615 on 01/27/2020 (274 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a first die includes a primary LC tank oscillator having a natural frequency of oscillation to induce a forced oscillation in a secondary LC tank oscillator of a separate second die via a magnetic coupling between the primary LC tank oscillator and the secondary LC tank oscillator.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


O-band optical communication system with dispersion compensation
Patent No. 10819433 

Inventor(s): Earl Ryan Parsons (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16327545 on 08/22/2017 (1162 days app to issue)

Abstract: An O-band optical communication system includes a transmitter, a receiver, and an optical fiber system coupled between the transmitter and the receiver. The optical fiber system includes at least a first fiber segment, with a positive dispersion-wavelength gradient and a first zero dispersion wavelength, coupled in series to a second fiber segment, with a negative dispersion-wavelength gradient and a second zero dispersion wavelength. When an optical signal propagating along the first fiber segment has a wavelength shorter than the first zero dispersion wavelength and experiences negative dispersion, at least partial positive dispersion compensation is provided by propagation along the second fiber segment. When light of the optical signal propagating along the first fiber segment has a wavelength longer than the first zero dispersion wavelength and experiences positive dispersion, at least partial negative dispersion compensation is provided by propagation along the second fiber segment.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Block computing for information silo
Patent No. 10819511 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16600749 on 10/14/2019 (379 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and method for applying security measures to data sets requiring external quantum-level processing. Specifically, segmenting a data set into a plurality of data blocks/segments, such that each data block is communicated to different external entities for subsequent quantum-level computing processing of the data blocks. Once the data blocks have been quantum-level processed by the external entities and returned to the data provider/owner, the data blocks are combined to re-form the data set.

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


Common mode transient immunity circuit for opto-isolator emulation
Patent No. 10819543 

Inventor(s): Sreenivasa S Mallia (Kerala, , IN), Sreeram Subramanyam Nasum (Bangalore, , IN), Sudhir Komarla Adinarayana (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15354149 on 11/17/2016 (1440 days app to issue)

Abstract: An isolator chip includes a transmitter circuit coupled to provide differential output signals to respective first terminals of a first and a second capacitor and a receiver circuit coupled to receive the differential output signals from respective second terminals of the first and second capacitors. The transmitter circuit includes a voltage-clamping circuit coupled to receive an input signal and to provide a clamped signal, an oscillator coupled to receive the clamped signal and to provide the differential output signals, and a common mode transient immunity (CMTI) circuit that couples respective first terminals of the first and second capacitors to a lower rail responsive to the clamped signal being low.

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


Combined method for data rate and field of view size adaptation for virtual reality and 360 degree video streaming
Patent No. 10819645 

Inventor(s): Cedric Westphal (San Francisco, CA), Syed Obaid Amin (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16047865 on 07/27/2018 (823 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for a 360 degree video stream in a network. A network round trip time (RTT) is measured for a requested FoV of the 360 degree video stream, where the RTT indicates a time interval between sending a FoV interest message and receiving a response message in reply to the requested FoV. The network bandwidth is measured for the requested FoV of the 360 degree video stream, where the measured network bandwidth represents an amount of data the network transmits in the response message. A future FoV of the 360 degree video stream is then determined based on the requested FoV, the measured network bandwidth and the measured network RTT, and a video stream is prefecthced for the future FoV of the 360 degree video stream.

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


Method and apparatus for software programmable intelligent network
Patent No. 10819654 

Inventor(s): Shannon M. Lake (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Omnivergent Networks, LLC (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16105685 on 08/20/2018 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: A reservation request is received for a data transport session. The reservation request contains a requested class of communication service through the asynchronous network. The state of the network along the route is then preferably determined and at least one end-to-end route through the network is obtained. The route is based on the requested class of communication service and the state of the network. The data transport session is then controlled, such that data is forced to travel along at least one route through the asynchronous network. This is preferably done by controlling multiple data controllers dispersed along the at least one route by mapping specific data protocols to specific routes, or mapping specific data protocols to specific ports in each data controller. If a state of the asynchronous network indicates that the route cannot transport data in conformity to the class of communication service, then the route is changed to a backup route through the network.

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


System and method of acquiring network-centric information for customer premises equipment (CPE) management
Patent No. 10819676 

Inventor(s): Angel V. Gomez (Fort Worth, TX), Stephen J. Kolanowski (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16419246 on 05/22/2019 (524 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, device, and computer-readable medium are provided to send, by a first consumer-premises equipment (CPE) device to a second CPE device in a local area network (LAN), a first request for an IP address, wherein the first request is a first signaling message that includes a first protocol configuration option (PCO) providing first network-centric information for the first CPE device; receive, from the second CPE device, an acknowledgement to the first request, wherein the acknowledgment is a second signaling message that includes the IP address and a second PCO providing second network-centric information for the second CPE device; connect, via the second CPE device, to a bootstrap server device via a radio access network (RAN); receive, via the second CPE device, attachment information associated with a network management server; and send, via the second CPE device, the second network-centric information to the network management server in a first attach.

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


Lightweight secure autonomic control plane
Patent No. 10819685 

Inventor(s): Bing Liu (Shenzhen, , CN), Sheng Jiang (Shenzhen, , CN), Toerless Eckert (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15910947 on 03/02/2018 (970 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network device includes a transmitter and a receiver to establish a secure connection with one or more network nodes as part of a Autonomic Control Plane (ACP) network. The network device also includes a processor coupled to the transmitter and receiver. The processor receives a request from an application to initiate a connection with a destination network node. The processor also receives packets from the application for transmission toward the destination network node. When the packets from the application are unencrypted, the processor end-to-end encrypts the unencrypted packets without notifying the application. The transmitter then transmits the encrypted packets towards the destination network node across the ACP network.

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


System and method for authenticating called parties of individuals within a controlled environment
Patent No. 10819704 

Inventor(s): Stephen Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16595018 on 10/07/2019 (386 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system are described for enhancing the security of calls made by a member of a controlled environment to an outside party, particularly when the outside party communicates via a cellular phone. An application is provided for the cellular device, which must communicate and register with a calling platform of the controlled environment. Certain elements of personal verification data are obtained by the user of the cellular device and stored at the calling platform for later reference. Calls from the inmate to the cellular device cause the calling platform to issue a notification to the user via the application. The user verifies his/her identity using the application, after which the call can be connected. As a further security measure, certain conditions can be required and periodically checked during the call to ensure the user remains verified.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Nodes on an internet of things (”IoT”) with dual-network access ports
Patent No. 10819746 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15928073 on 03/21/2018 (951 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for improving the security and transmission of data carried by an Internet of Things (”IOT”) network. Each node on the IoT network may include a pass-through network access port and a dedicated network access port. The dedicated network access port may be used by the node intermittently to transmit/receive a first class of data. The pass-through network access port may be used continuous by the node to transmit/receive a second class of data. The dedicated network access port may transmit/receive data using a first transmission channel that is physically or virtually isolated from a second transmission channel that is used by the pass-through network access port. Providing isolated transmission channels may improve the security of data transmitting using the dedicated network access port.

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


Method and system for routing IP based messaging, voice and video calling based on the network parameters the device is connected to and the location
Patent No. 10819754 

Inventor(s): Chao Kan (Frisco, TX), Gautam G. Reddy (Plano, TX), Mathew Oommen (Frisco, TX), Pallavur A. Sankaranaraynan (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM USA, INC. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16734872 on 01/06/2020 (295 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for routing IP-based messaging, voice and video calling, comprising detecting network parameters of a network that a device is connected to, detecting a location of the device and routing the call based on the network parameters and the location.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and system for providing additional information to called parties
Patent No. 10819846 

Inventor(s): James N. White (Dallas, TX), Monica Rose Martino (Plano, TX), Thomas M. Buie (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): FIRST ORION CORP. (Little Rock, AR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16660567 on 10/22/2019 (371 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for providing additional information to called parties, the system comprises a base unit device for sending additional information to called parties, the base unit comprises a microprocessor, at least one Ethernet port, at least one telephone port, a first transceiver, and a first wireless antenna; and a display unit for receiving the additional information from the base unit device and displaying the additional information to the called parties, the display unit comprises a second transceiver, a liquid crystal display, a second wireless antenna, and a set of keys.

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


System and method for processing an automated call based on preferences and conditions
Patent No. 10819851 

Inventor(s): Sangar Dowlatkhah (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16238033 on 01/02/2019 (664 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system can be operable to receive an automated call from a communications device, determine whether preferences associated with a called party identity), is applicable to the automated call, and determine whether a condition that precludes acceptance of the automated call is present. The determination of whether the condition is present can be based on information received from a sensory device coupled to the user device. In response to the condition being determined to be present, the automated call can be denied.

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


Mobile wireless device providing off-line and on-line geographic navigation information
Patent No. 10820147 

Inventor(s): Mark Jefferson Reed (Tucson, AZ), Stephen Michael Palik (Redondo Beach, CA)
Assignee(s): TRAXCELL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Mitch Harris, Atty at Law, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16788498 on 02/12/2020 (258 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile device, wireless network and their method of operation provide both on-line (connected) navigation operation, as well as off-line navigation from a local database within the mobile device. Routing according to the navigation system can be controlled by traffic congestion measurements made by the wireless network that allow the navigation system to select the optimum route based on expected trip duration.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and system for automated population outreach
Patent No. 10820163 

Inventor(s): Joel Nathanael Luce (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): LUCE COMMUNICATIONS LLC (Mira Loma, CA)
Law Firm: Osha Liang LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16698353 on 11/27/2019 (335 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system may include various user devices coupled to a cellular network. Each user device may be associated with a respective member of a predetermined population. The system may further include a contact management server coupled to the cellular network. The contact management server may determine a previous contact event of a user device among the user devices. The contact management server may further determine a selection of a first contact type for contacting the user device. The first contact type may be different from a second contact type of the previous contact event. The contact management server may further transmit a command that triggers the contact event of the user device based on the first contact type.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for obtaining location intelligence
Patent No. 10820166 

Inventor(s): Dingchao Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Connected North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16703158 on 12/04/2019 (328 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to location intelligence. In one embodiment, a method of obtaining location intelligence includes receiving a plurality of datasets from a plurality of vehicles, the datasets being associated with a same geographical location and respectively including at least vehicle descriptive information that describes one or more aspects of the respective vehicles and feature data that indicates a status of at least one respective feature of the respective vehicles, combining the plurality of datasets to form a location tensor associated with the geographical location, extracting, from the location tensor, an embedding that indicates information contained in the location tensor, and storing the embedding in a database in association with the geographical location.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for APN based CoS and QoS control for network services
Patent No. 10820231 

Inventor(s): Miguel A. Carames (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16006198 on 06/12/2018 (868 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobility management node in a wireless network receives message data from an Internet of Things (IoT) device. The mobility management node obtains a non-Internet Protocol (IP) Access Point Name (APN) associated with the message data, and extracts Class of Service (CoS) and/or Quality of Service (QoS) indicators embedded in the non-IP APN. The mobility management node queues and prioritizes the message data, among other message data, based on the extracted CoS and QoS indicators. The mobility management node dequeues and forwards the message data, among the other message data, from the mobility management node to a Service Capability Exposure Function (SCEF) node based on the extracted CoS and QoS indicators.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System, method, and apparatus for using alternative numbers for routing voice calls and short messages in a communications network
Patent No. 10820255 

Inventor(s): Andrew Silver (Frisco, TX), Patricia A. Landgren (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Tango Networks, Inc. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15457474 on 03/13/2017 (1324 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method and computer-readable medium for allowing the use of an alternative numbering plan for delivering short messages to mobile subscribers using the public mobile telephone network is provided. Users of an enterprise or other closed networks as well as users that are not part of a closed network may send short messages destined to members of an enterprise or closed network from their mobile or other devices associated with their subscription using an alternative enterprise directory number, such as the office number, instead of the mobile number, such that the alternative number will be presented at the destination device as the originating number. The recipient may respond to the message by addressing the response to the enterprise or closed network number, and the response may be delivered to the originator”s mobile or other device associated with their subscription.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


TDD FDD communication interface
Patent No. 10820312 

Inventor(s): Paul F. Struhsaker (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): General Access Solutions, Ltd. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haley Guiliano LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16384756 on 04/15/2019 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: TDD access equipment modified by introducing a frequency change at the normal TDD guard point, with respective downlink or uplink periods for individual subscriber stations offset to form overlapping frames. Cyclo-stationary processing, block equalization, and burst timing coordination allow the boundary between downlink and uplink portions of both frames to be set dynamically, improving spectral efficiency. Fast frequency switching within an allotted physical slot enables synchronization of time-sharing the dedicated frequencies to be maintained among subscriber stations. Duplex spacing between downlink and uplink frequencies for individual subscriber stations, combined with in-depth filtering of received signals, prevents spurious out-of-band transmission signal strength from reaching an interference level.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for UE-specific offloading
Patent No. 10820364 

Inventor(s): Carmela Cozzo (San Diego, CA), Peng Zhang (Shanghai, , CN), Xiaolei Tie (Shanghai, , CN), Zongjie Wang (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14722128 on 05/26/2015 (1981 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus is configured to perform a method for user equipment (UE) offloading. The method includes receiving, at a network controller, a measurement report from a UE, the measurement report radio link measurement quantities of a serving cell and one or more candidate serving cells, the measurement quantities measured after interference cancellation or suppression. The method also includes, based in part on the measurement report from the UE, determining whether to offload the UE to a second cell among the one or more candidate serving cells.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Printed circuit boards with thick-wall vias
Patent No. 10820420 

Inventor(s): Robert Joseph Roessler (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): ABB POWER ELECTRONICS INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16512351 on 07/15/2019 (470 days app to issue)

Abstract: In at least one illustrative embodiment, a printed circuit board may comprise at least one insulating layer, first and second conductive layers separated from one another by the at least one insulating layer, and a conductive via extending through the at least one insulating layer and electrically coupling the first and second conductive layers. The conductive via may include an annular via sidewall having an average radial thickness of at least 2.5 mils (0.0025 inches) and a conductive pad having an average thickness of no more than 3.2 mils (0.0032 inches).

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


Installation tool for use with a data center rack and method of use
Patent No. 10820441 

Inventor(s): Glenn Keller (Desoto, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15986946 on 05/23/2018 (888 days app to issue)

Abstract: An installation tool for aiding in securing a device within a data center rack, the installation tool includes a plate having a shape appropriate to fit within an interior of the data center rack; a first mount extending from a first front corner of the plate, the first mount having a first peg; and a second mount extending from a second front corner of the plate, the second mount having a second peg; the first and second peg are to secure the first mount and the second mount to a frame of the data center rack; and the plate provides a surface to hold the device within the data center rack for the device to be secured to the data center rack.

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


Vapor chamber heat spreaders with engineered vapor and liquid flow paths
Patent No. 10820454 

Inventor(s): Feng Zhou (South Lyon, MI), 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: 15885368 on 01/31/2018 (1000 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vapor chamber heat spreader includes a condenser arranged at a top end of the vapor chamber heat spreader, an evaporator arranged at an opposite end to the condenser; and multi-level wick structures. The multi-level structures include a first planar wick arranged adjacent to the condenser, a second planar wick arranged adjacent to the evaporator, a plurality of condenser posts for supplying liquid condensed by the condenser, a plurality of evaporator posts for supply the liquid towards the evaporator, and a mesh layer. The mesh layer is arranged between the condenser posts and the evaporator posts and configured to separate the condenser posts from the evaporator posts. The mesh layer includes a plurality of vent holes. The mesh layer is a porous layer having high permeability.

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


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Fabric with camouflage pattern
Patent No. D899786 

Inventor(s): Heath Niemi (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Middleton Reutlinger (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29685516 on 03/28/2019 (579 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fabric with camouflage pattern
Patent No. D899787 

Inventor(s): Heath Niemi (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Middleton Reutlinger (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29685518 on 03/28/2019 (579 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fabric with camouflage pattern
Patent No. D899788 

Inventor(s): Heath Niemi (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Middleton Reutlinger (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29685519 on 03/28/2019 (579 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fabric with camouflage pattern
Patent No. D899789 

Inventor(s): Heath Niemi (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Middleton Reutlinger (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29685520 on 03/28/2019 (579 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fabric with camouflage pattern
Patent No. D899790 

Inventor(s): Heath Niemi (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Middleton Reutlinger (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29685523 on 03/28/2019 (579 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fabric with camouflage pattern
Patent No. D899791 

Inventor(s): Heath Niemi (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Middleton Reutlinger (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29685527 on 03/28/2019 (579 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Beverage container lid
Patent No. D899845 

Inventor(s): Mary Nicole Hamilton (Heath, TX)
Assignee(s): Magnolia Intellectual Designs, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Smith IP Services, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29691092 on 05/14/2019 (532 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


HVAC equipment casing
Patent No. D899909 

Inventor(s): Joel Hamnes (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29635104 on 01/27/2018 (1004 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Washer for use on a vehicle
Patent No. D899917 

Inventor(s): Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX), Skylar Hagler (Anna, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29688089 on 04/18/2019 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Washer for use on a vehicle
Patent No. D899918 

Inventor(s): Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX), Skylar Hagler (Anna, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29688175 on 04/18/2019 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle axle carrier
Patent No. D900250 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29696545 on 06/28/2019 (487 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ceiling fan
Patent No. D900296 

Inventor(s): Aaron M. Johnson (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): Quorum International, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29672494 on 12/06/2018 (691 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Syringe plunger seal and barrel
Patent No. D900307 

Inventor(s): Brian Dean Owens (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TREBLE INNOVATIONS, LLC (Spanish Fork, UT)
Law Firm: Goodhue, Coleman Owens, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29634995 on 01/26/2018 (1005 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Syringe plunger seal and barrel
Patent No. D900310 

Inventor(s): Brian Dean Owens (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TREBLE INNOVATIONS, LLC (Spanish Fork, UT)
Law Firm: Goodhue, Coleman Owens, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29712743 on 11/11/2019 (351 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Instrument
Patent No. D900330 

Inventor(s): Matthew Sean Thomas (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. (Carlsbad, CA)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29675465 on 01/02/2019 (664 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Straight razor
Patent No. D900392 

Inventor(s): Hassan A. Sheikh (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29675413 on 12/31/2018 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

 

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