Dallas Invents: 115 Patents Granted for Week of May 4

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

Patents granted include:
•  Allied Bioscience's aqueous antimicrobial coatings
•  American Leather Operations convertible furniture
•  Caris Science's method for measuring the amount of at least one molecule in a bio sample
Siemens Industry Software 's environmental perception in autonomous driving
•  STMicroelectronics' NFC antenna switch T
•  Toyota's collaboorative robot hand bearing for high-torque tightening applications
•  vSpatial's method for creating a collaborative virtual session

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 May 4, 2021 | Dallas-Fort Worth Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 9
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 14
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 5
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 6
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 11
G: PHYSICS 30
H: ELECTRICITY 35

DESIGN: 5


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments (Dallas) 13
Toyota Motor Engineering North America(Plano) 7
Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC) 6
Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ) 5
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 4
Open Innovation Network LLC (Durham, NC) 3
Sandisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 3
Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano) 3
AT&T Intellectual Property (Atlanta, GA) 2

UNASSIGNED 7


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound) 3
David Gerard Ledet (Allen) 2
Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton) 2
Manu Kurian (Dallas) 2
Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano) 2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Pet enclosure with dual axes swivel connector
Patent No. 10993411 

Inventor(s): David Link (Costa Mesa, CA), Hongkun Liang (Zhongshan, , CN)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15252735 on 08/31/2016 (1707 days app to issue)

Abstract: A partition for an animal includes a wire panel having an edge rod, a dual axes swivel connector and a wire member is disclosed. The dual axes swivel connector is pivotally connected to the edge rod of the wire panel. The wire member is mountable to a first structure. The second groove of the dual axes swivel connected is receive the wire member for forming a hinge so that the wire panel may partition a first area from a second area.

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


Convertible furniture
Patent No. 10993541 

Inventor(s): Thomas A. Garland (Bradenton, FL)
Assignee(s): American Leather Operations, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16002011 on 06/07/2018 (1062 days app to issue)

Abstract: Furniture that is convertible between a seat position and a bed position is described. The furniture includes a first bed section with a first platform supporting a first cushion, and a second bed section with a second platform, a second cushion, and a partition disposed between the second platform and the second cushion. The first platform is configured to pivot relative to the second platform. The first cushion is thicker than the second cushion. When the furniture is in the bed position, a top surface of the first cushion is substantially coplanar with a top surface of the second cushion and the partition is spaced from the second platform by a first distance. In the seat position of the furniture, the distance between the partition and the second platform is less than the first distance.

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


Shelving angle adjustment mechanism and related methods
Patent No. 10993551 

Inventor(s): Larry Hieb (Murphy, TX), Randall Meyer (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Sanden Vendo America, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Sierra IP Law, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16163419 on 10/17/2018 (930 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides shelf adjustment systems and methods that may be used in merchandiser display cases and other applications to accommodate changes in product offering, giving the user increased flexibility in the use of merchandiser display cases. The shelf adjustment systems of embodiments of the present invention provide methods and apparatus for coordinating shelf adjustment, such that adjusting the display angle of one shelf of the invention causes the display angle of another shelf or shelves to also be adjusted by the same amount as the adjusted shelf.

[A47F] SPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS, OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS


Oven system for pressed food items
Patent No. 10993581 

Inventor(s): James K. Pool, III (Frisco, TX), Karl Jobst (Corinth, TX), Pete Ashcraft (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TurboChef Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16269105 on 02/06/2019 (818 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention described herein thus provide systems and methods for creating a pressed food item in an oven cooking cavity. The oven system is secured within the oven cooking cavity and is not dependent upon oven door movement or any other oven function. A movable platen is configured to move up and down with respect to a lower platen in order to press a food item during the cooking process. The movable platen may be activated via an actuating arm that extends and is manipulated from outside the oven cooking cavity. In another example, the movable platen may be activated by motor.

[A47J] KITCHEN EQUIPMENT; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; APPARATUS FOR MAKING BEVERAGES [6]


Bathing area surround
Patent No. 10993584 

Inventor(s): Jon Coverick (Plano, TX), Keith Highland (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Royal Baths Manufacturing Company (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Karich Associates (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16870690 on 05/08/2020 (361 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bathing area surround includes a bathtub and a tub surround. The bathtub has a bathing basin that extends upwardly to a tub ledge extending outwardly from a rim, traverse to a sidewall, to an edge having tub flange is shaped to form at least one inwardly extending pocket that forms a tab receiving recess. The tub surround includes a back panel, and two side panels. The back panel and the two side panels each have downwardly extending locking tabs formed in their bottom edges, shaped to be inserted into the corresponding tab receiving recess, behind the tub flange. The back panel is then fastened to each of the two side panels via fasteners.

[A47K] SANITARY EQUIPMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (connecting to water supply or waste pipe, sinks E03C; water-closets E03D); TOILET ACCESSORIES (cosmetic equipment A45D)


Teeth repositioning systems and methods
Patent No. 10993785 

Inventor(s): James Sylvester Wratten, Jr. (Los Angeles, CA), Seyed Mehdi Roein Peikar (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Brius Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fortem IP LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16689909 on 11/20/2019 (531 days app to issue)

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

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


Scalp cooling apparatus, method, and system
Patent No. 10993830 

Inventor(s): Jim McKinney (Dallas, TX), William Cronin (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Dignitana AB (Lund, , SE)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16679722 on 11/11/2019 (540 days app to issue)

Abstract: A scalp cooling apparatus, method, and system that may include an inner scalp cap, an intermediate scalp covering, and an outer scalp cap. The inner scalp cap may be fluidly coupled to a cooling device, that would allow a cooling fluid to traverse the fluid chambers within a set of sections of the inner scalp cap. The inner scalp covering can be constructed of a thermally conductive material. The intermediate scalp covering can be constructed of a thermally neutral material. The outer scalp covering can be constructed of a thermally resistant material. The outer scalp covering may have a first securing mechanism, and a second securing mechanism, that allow the outer scalp covering to be dynamically adjusted and secured against a patient’’s scalp via the first securing mechanism and the second securing mechanism. The inner scalp cap may be created from a scan of a patient’’s head, that can then be utilized as an interpolated parametric model may be utilized to generate an output file.

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


Methods and compositions for treating autoimmune and inflammatory conditions
Patent No. 10993990 

Inventor(s): Gerard Zurawski (Midlothian, TX), Hyemee Joo (Dallas, TX), Sandra Zurawski (Midlothian, TX), SangKon Oh (Baltimore, MD)
Assignee(s): Baylor Research Institute (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15311572 on 05/15/2015 (2181 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein are compositions and methods for inhibiting an inflammatory or autoimmune response and for inducing immune tolerance in a subject in need thereof comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an antigen presenting cell (APC)-targeted antibody operatively linked to IL-10 or a fragment thereof. The compositions and methods described herein are useful for treating inflammatory and autoimmune disorders.

[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)


[A] HUMAN NECESSITIES


Stovetop fire suppressor initiator device and method
Patent No. 10994162 

Inventor(s): Donald W Murray (Arlington, TX), Richard M Anthony (River Oaks, TX)
Assignee(s): WilliamsRDM, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15421006 on 01/31/2017 (1554 days app to issue)

Abstract: An initiator with fuse device for an automatic self-contained fire suppressor and method are provided herein. Stovetop fires are a well-known residential and commercial hazard. An initiator with fuse device provides a reliable activation of an automatic stovetop fire suppressor. A device and method which provides a secure and robust attachment of an initiator to a fire suppressor, while reducing required component parts, manufacturing time, and labor, is provided herein. An initiator cup with integral cylindrical extension affords a thermoform attachment of the cup to the fire suppressor container while providing a secure mechanical attachment of the fuse to the initiator cup.

[A62C] FIRE-FIGHTING (fire-extinguishing compositions, use of chemical substances in extinguishing fires A62D 1/00; spraying, applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; fire-fighting aircraft B64D 1/16; alarm arrangements G08B, e.g. fire alarms actuated by smoke or gases G08B 17/10)


 

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

Spiral gas adsorption apparatus and method of using the same
Patent No. 10994239 

Inventor(s): Jo Sato (Yokkaichi, , JP), Michiaki Sano (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15915252 on 03/08/2018 (1153 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gas scrubber includes a canister having a rotatable spiral separator which provides a non-linear path configured to be filled with modular adsorbent material portions between a gas inlet and a gas outlet.

[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]


Collaborative robot hand bearing for high-torque tightening applications
Patent No. 10994425 

Inventor(s): Keith J. Wells (Evansville, IN)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16694328 on 11/25/2019 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for coupling a robot arm to a tool that is suspended by an ergonomic arm capable of supporting 3D motion of the tool within a working volume. The apparatus includes a tool sleeve configured to accept the tool, a freely rotating rotary fitting coupled to the tool sleeve, and a coupling that couples a distal end of the robot arm to the rotary fitting. When the tool is inserted into the tool sleeve, the tool is free to rotate around the rotational axis with respect to the robot arm, such that a motion of the distal end of the robot arm does not impose a torque between the robot arm and the tool around the rotational axis, and such that motion of the distal end of the robot arm repositions or reorients the tool within at least a portion of the working volume.

[B25J] MANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES (robotic devices for individually picking fruits, vegetables, hops or the like A01D 46/30; needle manipulators for surgery A61B 17/062; manipulators associated with rolling mills B21B 39/20; manipulators associated with forging machines B21J 13/10; means for holding wheels or parts thereof B60B 30/00; cranes B66C; arrangements for handling fuel or other materials which are used within nuclear reactors G21C 19/00; structural combination of manipulators with cells or rooms shielded against radiation G21F 7/06) [5]


Overhead console wire brackets for wire management
Patent No. 10994671 

Inventor(s): Logan R. Astrike (Dexter, 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: 16451758 on 06/25/2019 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a roof assembly including a roof panel. A headliner is located interior of the roof panel. An overhead console assembly is connected to the headliner. An overhead console wire bracket includes a longitudinal portion that extends in a vehicle longitudinal direction from the overhead console assembly toward a front edge of the headliner and a lateral portion that extends from the longitudinal portion in a vehicle lateral direction. The lateral portion engages a wire that extends over the front edge of the headliner.

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


Snorkel with single valve assembly including integrated diaphragm and method thereof
Patent No. 10994819 

Inventor(s): John Tong (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: United States Research and Patent Firm (Local + 40 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16748772 on 01/21/2020 (469 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a snorkel having smaller respiratory dead space or volume. The snorkel includes a mouthpiece and a tube with an inhalation lumen and an exhalation lumen. A distal one-way inhalation valve is placed inside the inhalation lumen; and a distal one-way exhalation valve is placed inside the exhalation lumen. The invention also provides a method for reducing the volume of a respiratory dead space in a snorkel.

[B63C] LAUNCHING, HAULING-OUT, OR DRY-DOCKING OF VESSELS; LIFE-SAVING IN WATER; EQUIPMENT FOR DWELLING OR WORKING UNDER WATER; MEANS FOR SALVAGING OR SEARCHING FOR UNDERWATER OBJECTS (floating nets, floating slipways, or the like for recovering aircraft from the water B63B 35/52)


Inertia weight assemblies for rotorcraft
Patent No. 10994835 

Inventor(s): Brett Rodney Zimmerman (Fort Worth, TX), John Richard McCullough (Fort Worth, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15718592 on 09/28/2017 (1314 days app to issue)

Abstract: An inertia weight assembly positionable within a receiving portion of a rotor blade for use on a rotorcraft. The inertia weight assembly includes a weighted core and a casing having a closed outboard end and forming a cavity. The weighted core is disposed in the cavity such that the casing at least partially encloses the weighted core. The weighted core is formed from a first material and the casing is formed from a second material that is dissimilar to the first material. The casing provides an interface between the weighted core and the receiving portion of the rotor blade. The second material is more bondable to the receiving portion of the rotor blade than the first material.

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


Elastomeric pitch lock restraint
Patent No. 10994837 

Inventor(s): Andrew Maresh (Lewisville, TX), Kyle Thomas Cravener (Arlington, TX), Mark Adam Wiinikka (Hurst, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16655855 on 10/17/2019 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary pitch lock for a tiltrotor aircraft to enable and disable a pitching degree of freedom of a rotor blade assembly includes a first tab coupled to a blade stop assembly, the first tab having a first ramp surface, a second tab coupled to a blade cuff, the second tab having a second ramp surface, a hasp having a central opening to receive the first and the second tab and rollers rotatably coupled to the hasp on opposite sides of the central opening, where the rollers engage the first and second ramp surfaces and retain the first and the second tabs in the central opening.

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


System and method for rotating a rotor of a tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 10994839 

Inventor(s): James Everett Kooiman (Fort Worth, TX), Jeffrey Matthew Williams (Hudson Oaks, TX), Michael E. Rinehart (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16050185 on 07/31/2018 (1008 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tiltrotor aircraft includes a rotor system, a pylon coupled to the rotor system, a spindle coupled to the pylon, an actuator arm coupled to the spindle, and an actuator. The actuator can cause the actuator arm to rotate, thereby causing the spindle to rotate the pylon and the rotor system. The actuator is in front of a forward spar of the wing of the tiltrotor aircraft and the actuator arm is about one-half (0.5) of an inch to about five (5) inches from the wing.

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


Door for a tiltrotor proprotor pylon
Patent No. 10994852 

Inventor(s): Steven R. Ivans (Ponder, TX), Terry L. Gibson (Bella Vista, AR)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15946439 on 04/05/2018 (1125 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a blocking door that is pivotally disposed on a fixed nacelle of a tiltrotor aircraft for pivoting between a stowed position when a proprotor pylon is in the substantially horizontal position and a protective blocking position in front of the proprotor pylon when the proprotor pylon is positioned in the non-horizontal position. In other aspects, there is provided a blocking door and a method of reducing infrared and/or radar signatures of rotorcraft with a rotatable proprotor.

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


Tiltrotor aircraft rotating proprotor assembly
Patent No. 10994853 

Inventor(s): George R. Decker (Mansfield, TX), Jeffrey M. Williams (Hudson Oaks, TX), Steve Robedeau (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16127115 on 09/10/2018 (967 days app to issue)

Abstract: A door system for a nacelle of a tiltrotor aircraft, the nacelle including a movable proprotor housing rotatable relative to a fixed portion of the nacelle from a forward flight mode to a vertical flight mode and a proprotor gearbox door connected to the movable proprotor housing and pivotably coupled to the fixed portion. The door system including a linkage to pivotably couple the door and the fixed portion of the nacelle; a track assembly mounted to the movable proprotor housing; and a door roller mechanism connected to the proprotor gearbox door. The door roller mechanism traverses the track assembly during rotation of the movable proprotor housing.

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


Inductive interface for modular components
Patent No. 10994855 

Inventor(s): Jason William Minter (Benbrook, TX), William Benjamin Johns (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16399537 on 04/30/2019 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, an aircraft comprises a motorized module. The motorized module comprises a motor and a first coil. The motor is to operate equipment onboard the aircraft and generates vibrations during operation. The first coil is operable to wirelessly transmit power to a separate module onboard the aircraft based on electromagnetic induction between the first coil and a second coil in a separate module, and wirelessly transfer data with the separate module via the second coil based on the electromagnetic induction, the data being associated with the motor. A gap separates the motorized module and the separate module. The gap isolates the separate module from the vibrations.

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


Aircraft fuel systems having fluid line extension sleeves
Patent No. 10994859 

Inventor(s): Michael Remington Zarate (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16516788 on 07/19/2019 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fuel system for an aircraft. The fuel system includes a fuel tank configured to contain liquid fuel. A non-extendable fluid line is coupled between an airframe member of the aircraft and the fuel tank. A sleeve assembly is coupled between the fluid line and an upper surface of the fuel tank. The sleeve assembly includes a sealing sleeve and an extension sleeve. The sealing sleeve is positioned around the fluid line forming a fluid tight seal therewith and having a non-sliding relationship therewith. The extension sleeve is positioned around the fluid line with a first portion of the extension sleeve having a sliding relationship with the fluid line such that increasing the distance between the upper surface of the fuel tank and the airframe member causes the extension sleeve to increase in length as the fluid line slides relative to the first portion of the extension sleeve.

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


Roofing material
Patent No. 10995495 

Inventor(s): Margie A. Beerer (Ennis, TX), Matti Kiik (Richardson, TX), Paul G. Wilson (Waxahachie, TX)
Assignee(s): BUILDING MATERIALS INVESTMENT CORPORATION (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16546464 on 08/21/2019 (622 days app to issue)

Abstract: A roofing material is provided having an asphalt-coated mat or felt made up of or in combinations of fiberglass, polyester, nylon, cotton, cellulosic fibers or materials, polyethylene, polypropylene, co-polymers, melamine, phenolic, acrylics, polycarbonate, carbon fiber, clay, metallic in woven, non-woven, strands or sheets, styrene compounds, rubber, silk, leather, or wool in a woven, non-woven, or solid form. The surfacing materials can be made up of or in combination minerals, plastic particles or film, metal particles or film, cement particles, clay particles, paints, coatings, glass, ceramics, wood, wood fiber, or composite materials.

[B32B] LAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM


Nickel-chromium particles and multilayer structures comprising nickel chromium core layers
Patent No. 10998638 

Inventor(s): Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Hidetaka Asano (Toyota, , JP), Naohide Uchida (Shizuoka, , JP), Songtao Wu (Ann Arbor, MI), Takeshi Yamakawa (Shizuoka, , JP)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16264096 on 01/31/2019 (824 days app to issue)

Abstract: In this equation, is skin depth in meters (m); is resistivity in ohm meter (m); f is frequency of an electromagnetic radiation in hertz (Hz); [subscript]0 [/subscript]is permeability; and [subscript]r [/subscript]is relative permeability of the NiCr metallic material. The metallic component may be a discrete metallic particle or a layer in a multilayer thin film.

[B32B] LAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM


Discrete metallic particles and multilayer structures comprising reflective core layers
Patent No. 10998639 

Inventor(s): Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Hidetaka Asano (Aichi-ken, , JP), Naohide Uchida (Shizuoka, , JP), Songtao Wu (Ann Arbor, MI), Takeshi Yamakawa (Shizuoka, , JP)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16878723 on 05/20/2020 (349 days app to issue)

Abstract:

[B32B] LAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM


 

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

Antimicrobial coatings comprising organosilane homopolymers
Patent No. 10993441 

Inventor(s): Craig Grossman (Point Roberts, WA), Daniel Moros (New York, NY), Gavri Grossman (Dallas, TX), Jie Fang (Carrollton, TX), Maha El-Sayed (Fremont, CA), Parham Asgari (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): ALLIED BIOSCIENCE, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16591785 on 10/03/2019 (579 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aqueous antimicrobial coating compositions are disclosed comprising at least one organosilane homopolymer, present as a distribution of polymer chain lengths, and optionally at least one amine. A method of preparing an antimicrobial coating comprises coating a surface with the aqueous antimicrobial coating composition and allowing the composition to dry into a film that exhibits residual antimicrobial efficacy against microorganisms even after mechanical abrasion of the coating. The organosilane homopolymer may comprise only 3-aminopropylsilanetriol homopolymer, mixtures of 3-aminopropylsilanetriol homopolymer, 3-chloropropylsilanetriol homopolymer and 3-(trihydroxysilyl)propyl dimethyloctadecyl ammonium chloride homopolymer, or any one of various unique organosilane homopolymers having multiple amine functionality.

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


Direct CH amination and aza-annulation
Patent No. 10995056 

Inventor(s): John R. Falck (Dallas, TX), Mahesh P. Paudyal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX), William Marsh Rice University (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16316692 on 07/11/2017 (1393 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some aspects, the present disclosure provides methods of aminating an aromatic compound comprising reacting an aminating agent with an aromatic compound in the presence of a rhodium catalyst. In some embodiments, the methods may comprise aminating an aromatic compound which contains multiple different functional groups. The methods described herein may also be used to create bicyclic system comprising reacting an intramolecular aminating agent with an aromatic ring to obtain a second ring containing a nitrogen atom. In another aspect, the methods described herein may also be used to create a cyclic aliphatic cyclic/poly cyclic amine system comprising a reacting an intramolecular aminating agent by insertion into a C(sp3)-H bond.

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


Composite nanofiber sheet
Patent No. 10995195 

Inventor(s): Julia Bykova (Richardson, TX), Marcio D. Lima (Richardson, TX), Takahiro Ueda (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Greenblum Bernstein, P.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15916802 on 03/09/2018 (1152 days app to issue)

Abstract: Examples described include composite nanofibers sheets that have been ‘’infiltrated’’ with a polymer (i.e., the polymer has flowed past a surface of the nanofiber sheet and into at least some of spaces within the sheet defined by the nanofibers). An adhesive nanofiber tape is formed when the infiltrating polymer is an adhesive and the adhesive infiltrates the nanofiber sheet from a one major surface of the nanofiber sheet. In other described examples, some portions of nanofibers in the sheet have been conformally coated with at least one metal layer.

[C09J] ADHESIVES; NON-MECHANICAL ASPECTS OF ADHESIVE PROCESSES IN GENERAL; ADHESIVE PROCESSES NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; USE OF MATERIALS AS ADHESIVES (surgical adhesives A61L 24/00; adhesives on the basis of non specified organic macromolecular compounds used as bonding agents in layered products B32B; labelling fabrics or comparable materials or articles with deformable surface using adhesives and thermo-activatable adhesives respectively B65C 5/02, B65C 5/04; preparation of glue or gelatine C09H; adhesive labels, tag tickets or similar identification of indication means G09F 3/10) [5]


Water-resistant acrylic coatings
Patent No. 10995233 

Inventor(s): Adem Chich (Kearny, NJ), Benjamin Pearl (Morristown, NJ), Daniel E. Boss (Morristown, NJ), Kihyun Kim (Hackensack, NJ), Michael Hagen (Parsippany, NJ), Wilson Cheung (Hillsborough, NJ)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16944880 on 07/31/2020 (277 days app to issue)

Abstract: Water-resistant waterborne acrylic coating materials, systems and methods providing enhanced water resistance and durability are provided. Such coatings extend the service life of roofing systems that are exposed to ponding water and other extreme weather conditions. Coatings described herein exhibit superior water resistance attributes including one or more of water infiltration resistance, wet tensile strength and wet adhesion.

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


Use of aptamers in proteomics
Patent No. 10995360 

Inventor(s): Clive Gavin Brown (Cambridge, , GB), Koen Kas (Schilde, , BE), Sven Agnes Jan Eyckerman (Nazareth, , BE)
Assignee(s): Caris Science, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16406903 on 05/08/2019 (727 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is a method for measuring the amount of at least one molecule in a biological sample, the method comprising a) combining the sample, or a derivative thereof, with one or more aptamers and allowing one or more molecules in the sample to bind to the aptamer(s); b) separating bound from unbound molecules; and c) quantifying the molecule(s) bound to the or each aptamer, wherein quantification of the bound molecule(s) is carried out by sequencing at least part of the or each aptamer. Uses of and products derived from the method are also contemplated.

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


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Helical pile foundation system
Patent No. 10995461 

Inventor(s): Darin Willis (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Gregory Enterprises, Inc. (Ada, OK)
Law Firm: McAfee Taft (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16733851 on 01/03/2020 (487 days app to issue)

Abstract: A post foundation system is provided. The system has a shaft with a helical disk attached to one end and a post support attached to the other end. The helical disk drives the shaft into the ground as a rotational force is applied to the shaft. A fin section is rotatably coupled about the shaft between its first and second ends. The fin section can have one or more fins extending outwardly from the shaft. The fin section engages the ground to stabilize the post foundation system as the shaft of the post foundation system is driven into the ground.

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


Stabilizing features in a wear member assembly
Patent No. 10995478 

Inventor(s): Isai Diaz (Arlington, TX), Mohamad Bilal (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Hensley Industries, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16887143 on 05/29/2020 (340 days app to issue)

Abstract: A support structure includes a nose arranged to fit within a cavity of the wear member. The nose may include a front portion having a plurality of outwardly facing surfaces that may be angled with respect to a longitudinal axis of the nose at a first angle. The nose may also include a rear portion having two horizontally separated outwardly facing surfaces and two vertically separated outwardly facing surfaces. The horizontally separated outwardly facing surfaces and the vertically separated outwardly facing surfaces may be angled with respect to the longitudinal axis at a second angle that is different than the first angle. A first concave surface and a second concave surface may each be positioned on one of the vertically separated outwardly facing surfaces, may be disposed only in the rear portion and may be shaped to form an arc. A through-hole may extend between the two horizontally separated outwardly facing surfaces. Each hole of the pair of holes may be arranged to receive a locking pin, and the first and second concave surfaces may be positioned at least partially rearward of the pair of holes.

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


Bracket for supporting attachment of the end of a railing member to a vertical member
Patent No. 10995496 

Inventor(s): John David Irick (Dallas, TX), Kevin T. Burt (Dallas, TX), Matthew Carlyle Sherstad (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Fortress Iron, LP (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17112495 on 12/04/2020 (151 days app to issue)

Abstract: A railing bracket includes a cup defined by a bottom wall, a first side wall extending from the bottom wall and a second side wall extending from the bottom wall. The cup is configured to support an end of a railing member, and further includes a first bend disposed between the bottom wall and the first side wall and a second bend disposed between the bottom wall and the second side wall. The first side wall defines a first through hole, and the second side wall defines a second through hole, each of the first and second through holes is configured to receive a respective fastener to secure the end of the railing member within the cup. The cup defines at least one notch. A cap is adapted to cover the cup and has a U-shape exposing the bottom wall, a pair of tabs, and a pair of lateral walls adapted to cover the fasteners received by the first and second through holes. At least one of the pair of tabs is configured to be received by the at least one notch to secure the cap to the cup.

[E04F] FINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS (windows, doors E06B)


Snorkel tube with debris barrier for electronic gauges placed on sand screens
Patent No. 10995580 

Inventor(s): Thomas Jules Frosell (Irving, TX), William Mark Richards (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16567068 on 09/11/2019 (601 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sensing system comprises at least one gauge disposed in a wellbore, a sensing link coupled to the at least one gauge, and a debris barrier coupled to the sensing link. The debris barrier comprises a housing coupled to the sensing link, and a barrier element configured to reduce the transport of particulates from the wellbore into the sensing link.

[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]


Electronic valve with deformable seat and method
Patent No. 10995585 

Inventor(s): Dennis Roessler (Ft. Worth, TX), Raymond Shaffer (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16286745 on 02/27/2019 (797 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic valve is placed in line with a casing in a well. The electronic valve includes a housing having plural ports that are blocked; a valve configured to initiate unblocking of the plural ports to allow fluid communication between the bore of the housing and an outside of the housing; and a deformable seat device having a body placed inside of the bore of the housing. The deformable seat device is configured to have a given diameter D[b]3[/b] for at least one of first and second ends of the body when the plural ports are blocked, and a smaller diameter when the plural ports are unblocked.

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


System and method for drilling a borehole
Patent No. 10995602 

Inventor(s): Teddy C. Chen (Austin, TX), Todd W. Benson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Motive Drilling Technologies, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16002851 on 06/07/2018 (1062 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and apparatus for displaying toolface orientation data including a surface steerable system for controlling drilling direction of a bottom hole assembly (BHA). The surface steerable system configured to receive toolface orientation data from the BHA and generate display data responsive thereto. A circular chart display is generated responsive to the display data responsive to the display data from the surface steerable system, the circular chart display representing current and historical toolface orientation data. The current and historical toolface orientation data is represented as an arc indicator defined on the circular chart illustrating a range in degrees of the current and historical toolface orientations.

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


 

M E C H A N I C A L  E N G I N E E R I N G
LIGHTING | HEATING | WEAPONS | BLASTING

 

Energy generating system for supplying energy to a premises
Patent No. 10995697 

Inventor(s): Raymond C. Sherry (Cleburne, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Roger N. Chauza, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16026135 on 07/03/2018 (1036 days app to issue)

Abstract: An energy generating system for generating thermal energy and electrical energy for a premises. The system includes an engine that drives an AC power generator to supply supplemental or standby power to the premises. The thermal energy given off by the engine is also coupled to the premises to provide heat thereto. A processor controls the various parameters of both the energy generating system and the premises to coordinate the proper heating and cooling thereof.

[F02G] HOT-GAS OR COMBUSTION-PRODUCT POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT ENGINE PLANTS (steam engine plants, special vapour plants, plants operating on either hot gas or combustion-product gases together with other fluid F01K; gas-turbine plants F02C; jet-propulsion plants F02K); USE OF WASTE HEAT OF COMBUSTION ENGINES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Universal root end support fixture for wind turbine blade
Patent No. 10995735 

Inventor(s): Andrew J. Sullivan (Bedford, TX), James H. Jones, III (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): BNSF Logistics, LLC (Springdale, AR)
Law Firm: Dan Brown Law Office (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16669729 on 10/31/2019 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: A support fixture for a wind turbine blades transported by rail. A main frame pivots about a first vertical axis and a first lateral axis, and has a frame arm extending from it. The main frame supports the wind turbine blade on a blade cradle. A root end stand is pivotally supported from the frame arm about a second vertical axis. A mounting flange adapter, coupled to the wind turbine blade, pivots about a second lateral axis and a longitudinal axis, and is supported by the root end stand. Fixture has universal adaptability by virtue of the plural axes of pivot.

[F03D] WIND MOTORS


Submersible pump assembly and method for use of same
Patent No. 10995745 

Inventor(s): Ales Gosar (Ljubljana, , SI), Andrej Skrlec (Ljubljana, , SI), Franc Majdic (Ljubljana, , SI), Jernej Klemenc (Ljubljana, , SI), Laslo Olah (Richardson, TX), Marko Hocevar (Ljubljana, , SI), Marko Nagode (Ljubljana, , SI), Simon
Assignee(s): Texas Institute of Science, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16883662 on 05/26/2020 (343 days app to issue)

Abstract: A submersible pump assembly for transference of a fluid medium with low viscosity is disclosed. In one embodiment, the submersible pump assembly includes a cylinder block having cylinders and pistons. A drive shaft is rotatably supported in the cylinder block and coupled to a drive unit. An inclined leading plate is coupled to the pistons and the drive shaft such that the pistons are configured to be axially driven in a reciprocating motion within the cylinders upon rotation of the inclined leading plate. A suction chamber and a pressure chamber are each located in fluid communication with the cylinders. In one operational mode, the fluid medium is transferred from the suction chamber to the pressure chamber during the reciprocating motion of the pistons, when the pistons are active. In another operational mode, the fluid medium is circulated through the suction chamber.

[F04B] POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES FOR LIQUIDS; PUMPS (engine fuel-injection pumps F02M; machines for liquids, or pumps, of rotary-piston or oscillating-piston type F04C; non-positive-displacement pumps F04D; pumping of fluid by direct contact of another fluid or by using inertia of fluid to be pumped F04F; crankshafts, crossheads, connecting-rods F16C; flywheels F16F; gearings for interconverting rotary motion and reciprocating motion in general F16H; pistons, piston-rods, cylinders, in general F16J; ion pumps H01J 41/12; electrodynamic pumps H02K 44/02)


Fan with labyrinth seal for prevention of water damage to a gearbox
Patent No. 10995846 

Inventor(s): Scott David Poster (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15704355 on 09/14/2017 (1328 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes a system, method and kit for preventing or reducing water penetration of a gearbox, the system including: a fan or impeller coupled to the gearbox; and a hub coupled to the fan and shaped to provide a labyrinth seal that prevents or reduces water penetration into the gearbox.

[F16H] GEARING


Flexible pipe joint having an annular flexible boot thermally or chemically insulating an annular elastomeric flexible element
Patent No. 10995889 

Inventor(s): Danton Gutierrez-Lemini (Cedar Park, TX), Eric Luke (Hurst, TX), James G. Patrick (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): OIL STATES INDUSTRIES, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16407776 on 05/09/2019 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flexible pipe joint has a body and an annular elastomeric flexible element flexibly coupling an extension pipe to the body and operable to pivot the extension pipe with respect to the body. The flexible pipe joint also has an annular flexible boot operable to thermally or chemically insulating the annular elastomeric flexible element from the fluid flowing through a lumen of the flexible pipe joint. The annular flexible boot encircles the lumen, and the annular flexible boot has a first annular end attached to the extension pipe and a second annular end mounted so that pivoting of the extension pipe with respect to the body causes a flexing of the annular flexible boot, and a majority of the annular flexible boot has a shape conforming to shape of neighboring components of the flexible pipe joint.

[F16L] PIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL


Pixelated projection for automotive headlamp
Patent No. 10995925 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Scott Farris (Flower Mound, TX), Vikrant R. Bhakta (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16119933 on 08/31/2018 (977 days app to issue)

Abstract: To generate a projected light beam, a headlamp includes: a light source to provide light; and a digital micromirror device (DMD). Illumination optics are optically coupled between the light source and the DMD to illuminate the DMD with the light from the light source. The DMD is arranged to reflect the light as pixelated light. Projection optics are optically coupled to the DMD to project the pixelated light as a mid-beam portion of the projected light beam. The mid-beam portion has a non-uniform mid-range beam profile shaped by at least the DMD and the illumination optics. A field of view and an intensity of the projected light beam are controllable by the light source and the DMD. Also, the headlamp includes a high beam module to provide a high beam portion of the projected light beam.

[F21S] NON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF [7]


Mullion hinge assembly
Patent No. 10995977 

Inventor(s): Eric Larson (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Whirlpool Corporation (Benton Harbor, MI)
Law Firm: Price Heneveld LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16553815 on 08/28/2019 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hinge assembly for a mullion assembly includes a first hinge element having a first cam member with a cammed upper surface having a first portion and a second portion with an angled intermediate portion disposed therebetween. The first portion of the cammed upper surface of the first hinge element is vertically spaced-apart a distance from the second portion. A second hinge element is rotatably coupled to the first hinge element between first and second positions and includes a second cam member having a cammed lower surface that includes an engagement point that is engaged with the cammed upper surface of the first hinge element. The second hinge element is driven upwardly by the engagement of the engagement point and the cammed upper surface of the first hinge element as the second hinge element is rotated from the first position to the second position.

[F25D] REFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT COVERED BY ANY OTHER SUBCLASS (refrigerated showcases A47F 3/04; thermally-insulated vessels for domestic use A47J 41/00; refrigerated vehicles, see the appropriate subclasses of classes B60-B64; containers with thermal insulation in general B65D 81/38; 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; thermally-insulated vessels for liquefied or solidified gases F17C; air-conditioning or air-humidification F24F; refrigeration machines, plants, or systems F25B; cooling of instruments or comparable apparatus without refrigeration G12B; cooling of engines or pumps, see the relevant classes)


Absorption-based system for automotive waste heat recovery
Patent No. 10996000 

Inventor(s): Douglas G. Thorpe (Mt. Sterling, KY), Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Feng Zhou (South Lyon, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14932564 on 11/04/2015 (2008 days app to issue)

Abstract: An absorption cycle based system is disclosed for using waste heat from a vehicle and providing selective heating, cooling, and dehumidifying to a vehicle compartment. The system includes a waste heat loop in thermal communication with a power generating unit of the vehicle, and a vapor absorption subsystem. The vapor absorption subsystem may include a thermal compressor in thermal communication with the waste heat loop, a radiator unit, a condensing unit for heating the vehicle compartment, an evaporating unit for selectively cooling and dehumidifying the vehicle compartment, and a plurality of valves configured to selectively direct refrigerant through the vapor absorption subsystem. The vehicle compartment may include at least one of a passenger cabin, an electronics housing, a battery pack, an engine compartment, and a refrigeration compartment.

[F28D] HEAT-EXCHANGE APPARATUS, NOT PROVIDED FOR IN ANOTHER SUBCLASS, IN WHICH THE HEAT-EXCHANGE MEDIA DO NOT COME INTO DIRECT CONTACT (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials C09K 5/00; fluid heaters having heat generating means and heat transferring means F24H; furnaces F27; details of heat-exchange apparatus of general application F28F); HEAT STORAGE PLANTS OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL [4]


Locking system for removable magazine floor plates for firearm magazines
Patent No. 10996010 

Inventor(s): Christopher Cass (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Pearce Grip, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams Aughtry (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16523295 on 07/26/2019 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: A magazine floor plate for a firearm magazine includes sidewalls that extend vertically from floor plate and define an interior cavity for accommodating a portion of the firearm magazine. The sidewalls include a first parallel longitudinal sidewall, a second parallel longitudinal sidewall, a first parallel traverse sidewall, and a second parallel traverse sidewall. The magazine floor plate further includes a locking mechanism for insertion between the firearm magazine and at least one of the sidewalls when the interior cavity accommodates the portion of the firearm magazine. The first and second parallel longitudinal sidewalls have a length greater than the firearm magazine.

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


Polymer ammunition and cartridge primer insert
Patent No. 10996029 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16744552 on 01/16/2020 (474 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a polymer ammunition cartridge having a primer insert having: a top surface; a bottom surface opposite the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element comprises an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface comprises: a transition region that transitions from the bottom surface to a second segment wherein the transition region has a radius of from 0.1 to 0.2; a first segment extending from the second segment and terminates at a tip, wherein the first segment has a first segment distance from 0.06 to 0.14 inches and the second segment has a second segment distance from 0.05 to 0.15 inches, wherein the second segment has a second segment angle from +3 to 3 degrees relative to the first segment angle and the first segment has a first segment angle from +6 to 6 degrees from perpendicular to the top surface; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface; a primer flash aperture positioned in the primer recess through the bottom surface; and a flash aperture groove in the primer recess and positioned around the primer flash aperture and adapted to receive a polymer overmolding through the primer flash aperture.

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


Polymer ammunition and cartridge primer insert
Patent No. 10996030 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16744568 on 01/16/2020 (474 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a polymer ammunition cartridge having a primer insert having: a top surface; a bottom surface opposite the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element comprises an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface comprises: a transition region that transitions from the bottom surface to a second segment wherein the transition region has a radius of from 0.1 to 0.2; a first segment extending from the second segment and terminates at a tip, wherein the first segment has a first segment distance from 0.06 to 0.14 inches and the second segment has a second segment distance from 0.05 to 0.15 inches, wherein the second segment has a second segment angle from +3 to 3 degrees relative to the first segment angle and the first segment has a first segment angle from +6 to 6 degrees from perpendicular to the top surface; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface; a primer flash aperture positioned in the primer recess through the bottom surface; and a flash aperture groove in the primer recess and positioned around the primer flash aperture and adapted to receive a polymer overmolding through the primer flash aperture.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Multifocal lens having reduced chromatic aberrations
Patent No. 10993798 

Inventor(s): Myoung-Taek Choi (Arlington, TX), Xin Hong (Fort Worth, TX), Yueai Liu (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16541422 on 08/15/2019 (628 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system provide a multifocal ophthalmic device. The ophthalmic lens has an anterior surface, a posterior surface and at least one diffractive structure including a plurality of echelettes. The echelettes have at least one step height of at least one wavelength and not more than two wavelengths in optical path length. The diffractive structure(s) reside on at least one of the anterior surface and the posterior surface. The diffractive structure(s) provide a plurality of focal lengths for the ophthalmic lens.

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


Systems and methods for correcting lag between sensor temperature and ambient gas temperature
Patent No. 10996112 

Inventor(s): Michael James D’’Onofrio (Dallas, TX), Raghunath Puttaiah (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: North Weber and Baugh LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15779356 on 11/14/2016 (1632 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for accurately determining temperatures in harsh environments such as, for example, in a steam autoclave chamber during a sterilization cycle. In certain embodiments, temperature data accuracy is increased by utilizing an IC-based temperature logging device that monitors and compensates for inherent thermal delays that would otherwise cause a discrepancy between temperature as measured by a temperature sensor and the actual ambient gas temperature. By properly correcting for the thermal delay, the data accuracy of the measured gas temperature is thus greatly enhanced.

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


Pipeline telemetry system
Patent No. 10996129 

Inventor(s): Edward Martell (Arlington, TX), Hanz Da Silva (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Quest Automated Services, LLC (Tulsa, OK)
Law Firm: Hall Estill Attorneys at Law (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16125112 on 09/07/2018 (970 days app to issue)

Abstract: A telemetry system can be implemented in a pipeline where a smart pig is positioned. The smart pig can have a telemetry module that is configured to change from a first communication connection with a host to a second communication connection with the host in response to a detected pipeline condition. The first communication connection may be different than the second communication connections.

[G01M] TESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES; TESTING OF STRUCTURES OR APPARATUS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Vertical probe and jig for vertical probe
Patent No. 10996243 

Inventor(s): Tadashi Rokkaku (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): PROBE INNOVATION, INC. (Hiroshima, , JP)
Law Firm: Masuvalley Partners (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16504170 on 07/05/2019 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is intended to provide a vertical probe and a jig which has sufficient flexibility for contact reaction force from the electrical contact to be inspected, easy insertion and assembly of the probe even with narrow pitch, and enables cost reduction and delivery time reduction, wherein means for driving and positioning relative positions of upper and lower hole plates is provided, the straight pins as materials of vertical probes are inserted into the upper and lower hole plates, plastic deformation is applied to the straight pin by driving and positioning the relative position of the upper and lower hole plates, a symmetrical arched shape is provided, and a bending point is formed in the vicinity of the lower side of the upper hole plate and in the vicinity of the upper side of the lower hole plate.

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


Test generation using testability-based guidance
Patent No. 10996273 

Inventor(s): Janusz Rajski (West Linn, OR), Sylwester Milewski (Nowe Miaste Lubawskie, , PL), Yu Huang (West Linn, OR)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16360419 on 03/21/2019 (775 days app to issue)

Abstract: Constant-output-value gates and buffer gates are determined for gates in a circuit design based on a hold-toggle pattern. The hold-toggle pattern determines in which shift clock cycles in a segment of consecutive shift clock cycles one or more scan chains receive bits based on corresponding bits of a test pattern or same bits as bits of previous shift clock cycles during a shift operation. Activation probabilities and observation probabilities are then determined for circuit nodes of the circuit design based at least in part on the constant-output-value gates and the buffer gates. Finally, test patterns are generated based on the activation probabilities and the observation probabilities.

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


FMCW radar reduced power mode
Patent No. 10996313 

Inventor(s): Piyali Goswami (Bangalore, , IN), Sachin Bharadwaj (Bangalore, , IN), Sandeep Rao (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16173795 on 10/29/2018 (918 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of operating a frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar system includes receiving, by at least one processor, digital intermediate frequency (IF) signals from a mixer coupled to a receive antenna. The method also includes computing, by the at least one processor, a motion metric based on the digital IF signals; operating, by the at least one processor, the FMCW radar system in a classification mode, in response to determining that the motion metric is above a threshold; and operating, by the at least one processor, the FMCW radar system in a detection mode, in response to determining that the motion metric is below the threshold for at least a first amount of time. An amount of power consumed by the FMCW radar system in the detection mode is less than an amount of power consumed by the FMCW radar system in the classification mode.

[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


Reversible optical connectors and associated devices, systems, and methods
Patent No. 10996404 

Inventor(s): Akihito Ishikawa (Allen, TX), Takashi Sato (Tokyo, , JP), Tomoaki Kaga (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Sanwa Electronics USA Corporation (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16797283 on 02/21/2020 (438 days app to issue)

Abstract: Reversible optical connectors, and associated devices and methods are provided. In one embodiment, a connector for a communication cable includes a housing comprising a cavity, and a first plug and a second plug coupled to a distal portion of the housing. The first and second plugs are connected to the housing such that the first and second plugs are independently rotatable with respect to the housing. The connector further includes a latch actuator coupled to the housing and configured to disengage one or more latches from an outlet. By rotating the plugs 180 degrees and turning the connector over, the relative arrangement or position of the two plugs can be switched or reversed. The plugs can be rotated or reversed without completely disassembling the connector, in some embodiments. Accordingly, embodiments of the present disclosure can improve workflows for a user or operator that in a high-density networking setting.

[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]


Hardened fiber optic connectors having a splice connector assembly
Patent No. 10996416 

Inventor(s): Daniel Leyva, Jr. (Arlington, TX), Michael de Jong (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Corning, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16190000 on 11/13/2018 (903 days app to issue)

Abstract: Hardened fiber optic connectors having a splice connector assembly are disclosed. The splice connector assembly is attached to an optical fiber of a fiber optic cable by way of a stub optical fiber, thereby connectorizing the hardened connector. In one embodiment, the hardened connector includes an inner housing having a first shell and a second shell for securing a tensile element of the cable and securing the splice connector assembly. Further assembly of the hardened connector has a portion of the inner housing fitting into a shroud of the hardened connector. The first shell comprises first and second alignment fingers that allow the mating the hardened connector with a complimentary device. The first shell can have any suitable alignment portion for mating with a complementary device. The hardened connector may also include features for fiber buckling, sealing, cable strain relief or a pre-assembly of components for ease of installation.

[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]


Nonlinear optics enabled transparent display
Patent No. 10996541 

Inventor(s): Ercan M. Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Sean P. Rodrigues (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: 16599746 on 10/11/2019 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: A display includes a plurality of elongated waveguides positioned adjacent to each other and extending along a first direction, a plurality of elongated upper electrodes positioned adjacent to each other on a first side of the waveguides and extending along the first direction, and a plurality of elongated lower electrodes positioned adjacent to each other on a second side of the waveguides opposite the first side and extending along a second direction transverse to the first direction. At least one of the waveguides comprises nonlinear materials having a third order susceptibility.

[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]


Environmental perception in autonomous driving using captured audio
Patent No. 10996680 

Inventor(s): Amin Kashi (Sunnyvale, CA), Glenn Perry (Oakland, CA), Nizar Sallem (Menlo Park, CA), Ohad Barak (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16237365 on 12/31/2018 (855 days app to issue)

Abstract: This application discloses sensors to capture audio measurement in an environment around a vehicle and a computing system to classify audio measurements captured with one or more sensors mounted to a vehicle, wherein the classified audio measurements identify to a type of object in an environment around the vehicle, and fuse the classified audio measurements with measurements captured by at least one different type of sensor to detect the object in the environment around the vehicle, wherein a control system for the vehicle is configured to control operation of the vehicle based, at least in part, on the detected object. The computing system can also identify noise in the captured audio measurements originating from the vehicle and utilize the identified noise to detect faults in the vehicle, to perform proximity detection around the vehicle, or to perform noise cancelation operations in 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)


Interactive display with tactile feedback
Patent No. 10996762 

Inventor(s): R. O’’Neal Gray (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TACTILE DISPLAYS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Amster Rothstein Ebenstein LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16948037 on 08/28/2020 (249 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device including a housing having a first surface and a second surface, and an interactive display having a keyboard-enabled mode and a keyboard-disabled mode. The interactive display includes a first image display device disposed at the first surface that displays image data, and a physical keypad disposed at the second surface that provides tactile feedback to a user only when the interactive display is in the keyboard-enabled mode, the physical keypad being substantially smooth when the interactive display is in the keyboard-disabled mode.

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


Method for performing random read access to a block of data using parallel LUT read instruction in vector processors
Patent No. 10996955 

Inventor(s): Dipan Kumar Mandal (Bangalore, , IN), Jayasree Sankaranarayanan (Kerala, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16451330 on 06/25/2019 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure is directed to the problem of paralleling random read access within a reasonably sized block of data for a vector SIMD processor. The invention sets up plural parallel look up tables, moves data from main memory to each plural parallel look up table and then employs a look up table read instruction to simultaneously move data from each parallel look up table to a corresponding part a vector destination register. This enables data processing by vector single instruction multiple data (SIMD) operations. This vector destination register load can be repeated if the tables store more used data. New data can be loaded into the original tables if appropriate. A level one memory is preferably partitioned as part data cache and part directly addressable memory. The look up table memory is stored in the directly addressable memory.

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


System and method for instruction mapping in an out-of-order processor
Patent No. 10996957 

Inventor(s): David A. Carlson (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): MARVELL ASIA PTE, LTD. (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: Hamilton, Brook, Smith Reynolds, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16447431 on 06/20/2019 (684 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and corresponding method map instructions in an out-of-order (OoO) processor. The system comprises a mapper, integer snapshot circuitry, and floating-point (FP) snapshot circuitry. The mapper maps instructions by mapping integer and FP architectural registers (ARs) of the instructions to integer and FP physical registers of the OoO processor, respectively. The mapper records, via at least one present FP indicator, presence of FP ARs used as destinations in the instructions. The mapper copies, periodically, the integer mapper state to the integer snapshot circuitry and copies, intermittently, based on the at least one FP present indicator, the FP mapper state to the FP snapshot circuitry. Copies of the integer and FP mapper state in the integer and FP snapshot circuitry, respectively, improve performance for instruction unwinding caused, for example, by an exception, branch/jump mispredict, etc. By copying the FP mapper state, intermittently, power efficiency of the OoO processor is improved.

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


Computer architecture for emulating a string correlithm object generator in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10996965 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16133585 on 09/17/2018 (960 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to emulate a string correlethim object generator includes a first processing stage and a second processing stage. The first processing stage outputs a first sub-string correlithm object comprising an n-bit digital word, wherein each bit of the n-bit digital word comprises a value of zero or one. The second processing stage receives the first sub-string correlithm object from the first processing stage and outputs a second sub-string correlithm object. Each bit of the second sub-string correlithm object has a value that is based on the value of a corresponding bit of the first sub-string correlithm object and changed values for a particular number of bits identified by a distance parameter.

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


System and method for transfer of an application state between devices
Patent No. 10996978 

Inventor(s): Paul Lipari (Frisco, TX), Robert DeAnna (Frisco, TX), Robert R. Hauser (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16878531 on 05/19/2020 (350 days app to issue)

Abstract: To enable continuous execution of an application, a system and method for transferring an application state is provided. A gesture corresponding to a transfer act is detected by a gesture detection module in a first device executing the application. The first device communicates with a registration and relay server to determine eligible transfer recipients based on criteria such as location and/or devices that are currently executing the application. A transfer recipient is selected and platform independent application state Data Transfer Objects are generated that describe the state of execution on the first device. The application state DTOs are transferred via the server to the recipient device which enacts the application state DTOs to continue the execution of the application on the recipient device. Because the application state DTOs are platform independent, the application state can be transferred to almost any device that is able to execute the application.

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


Increasing the lookahead amount for prefetching
Patent No. 10997077 

Inventor(s): David Carlson (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd. (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16199936 on 11/26/2018 (890 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data structure (e.g., a table) stores a listing of prefetches. Each entry in the data structure includes a respective virtual address and a respective prefetch stride for a corresponding prefetch. If the virtual address of a memory request (e.g., a request to load or fetch data) matches an entry in the data structure, then the value of a counter associated with that entry is incremented. If the value of the counter satisfies a threshold, then the lookahead amount associated with the memory request is increased.

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


Computer architecture for emulating single dimensional string correlithm object dynamic time warping in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10997143 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16192374 on 11/15/2018 (901 days app to issue)

Abstract: A correlithm object processing system includes a memory that stores a first string correlithm object comprising a first plurality of sub-string correlithm objects, and a second string correlithm object comprising a second plurality of sub-string correlithm objects. A string correlithm object engine communicatively coupled to the memory determines the anti-Hamming distances between each of the sub-string correlithm objects of the first string correlithm object pairwise with each corresponding sub-string correlithm object of the second string correlithm object, and stores the determined anti-Hamming distances in a distance table. The engine identifies a group of neighboring anti-Hamming distances stored in the distance table that are greater than a predetermined number of standard deviations beyond a standard distance and, in response, determines the corresponding sub-string correlithm objects of the first and second string correlithm objects to be a match.

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


Concept networks and systems and methods for the creation, update and use of same in artificial intelligence systems
Patent No. 10997259 

Inventor(s): Brandon Michael Burkett (Cedar Park, TX), Carter Myers Brooking (Austin, TX), Jed Jackoway (Austin, TX), Richard Lawrence Stillwell, Jr. (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): REALPAGE, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16150954 on 10/03/2018 (944 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for concept based searching or recommendation based on a concept networks are disclosed. More particularly, embodiments of a concept based approach to the search and analysis of data, including the creation, update or use of concept networks in searching and analyzing data are disclosed, including embodiments of the usage of such concept networks in artificial intelligence systems that are capable of utilizing concepts expressed by users to return or evaluate associated entities or content.

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


System for selective data capture and translation
Patent No. 10997375 

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: 16190682 on 11/14/2018 (902 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems for selective data capture and translation are provided. In some examples, a system, may receive data from one or more systems, networks, applications, devices, or the like. The data may include data associated with one or more issues occurring at the system, network, application, device, or the like. In some examples, a plurality of data containers may be generated. In some arrangements, each data container may be associated with a different issue, type of issue, system, application, or the like. The data containers may be generated in response to receiving data associated with an issue or may be pre-generated. In some arrangements, the received data may be evaluated (e.g., using machine learning) to determine whether it should be added to one or more data containers of the plurality of data containers. If so, the data may be added and, if not the data may be preserved and/or further evaluated to determine whether it should be added to a different data container.

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


NFC antenna switch
Patent No. 10997483 

Inventor(s): Pierre Rizzo (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16438954 on 06/12/2019 (692 days app to issue)

Abstract: Circuits and methods of operating multiple antennas using a shared controller are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes coupling, in a first configuration, a first antenna to the shared controller and decoupling a second antenna from the shared controller. The first antenna is coupled to the shared controller using a first matching circuit and a first filter. The method further includes operating a controllable activation component to define a second configuration state formed by decoupling the first antenna from the shared controller and coupling the second antenna to the shared controller. In this embodiment, the second antenna is coupled to the shared controller using a second matching circuit and a second filter. At least one capacitor of the first matching circuit is used in the second filter and at least one capacitor of the second matching circuit is used in the first filter.

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


System and method for creating a collaborative virtual session
Patent No. 10997558 

Inventor(s): David L. Swanson (Orem, UT), John G. Goodman (Springville, UT), R. Daniel Platt (Prosper, TX), Richard B. Platt (Prosper, TX), Son Thanh Tran (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): vSpatial, Inc. (Prosper, TX)
Law Firm: Boisbrun Hofman, PLLC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16337524 on 02/18/2018 (1171 days app to issue)

Abstract: A communication system, and method for creating a collaborative virtual session, including a first coupler agent connected to a first entity, a second coupler agent connected to a second entity, and a first client, coupled to the first coupler agent and a server. The first client is configured to initiate a virtual session with the server, receive metadata representing a second virtual representation of the second entity, and instantiate the second virtual representation in a first collaborative virtual room. The communication system includes a second client, coupled to the second coupler agent and the server, configured to join the virtual session with the server, receive metadata representing a first virtual representation of the first entity, and instantiate the first virtual representation in a second collaborative virtual room.

[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]


Method and system for performing a financial transaction using a user interface
Patent No. 10997572 

Inventor(s): Hector Crespo (Frisco, TX), Lynn Jackson (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16195604 on 11/19/2018 (897 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for performing a financial transaction by determining a master account number associated with one or more accounts that a user may access, providing data to generate a user interface displaying a list of the accounts and an indicator associated with a financial transaction, receiving indicator information associating the indicator with one or more of the accounts, receiving terms for the financial transaction, and performing the financial transaction. The list of accounts may be expanded to view account information.

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


Systems and methods for emulating a point of sale on a mobile device
Patent No. 10997576 

Inventor(s): Dickson Perry (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Excentus Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16431342 on 06/04/2019 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for emulating a point of sale (POS) at a mobile device includes identifying a POS based on information associated with the POS received from a mobile device. The method includes generating emulation data descriptive of information captured at the POS, and initiating transmission of the emulation data to the mobile device. The emulation data causes the mobile device to emulate the POS at a display device of the mobile device. The information captured at the POS is associated with a consumer transaction. The method includes dynamically generating updated emulation data as the information captured at the POS changes during the consumer transaction, and initiating transmission of the updated emulation data to the mobile device. The updated emulation data causes the emulation of the POS at the display device of the mobile device to be dynamically updated during the consumer transaction.

[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]


Cross-channel recommendation processing
Patent No. 10997613 

Inventor(s): David Allen Turner (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): NCR Corporation (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Schwegman, Lundberg Woessner (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15142028 on 04/29/2016 (1831 days app to issue)

Abstract: Cross-channel and cross-source data are aggregated into an aggregated data store. Custom segmentation is generated from the aggregated data. A campaign is monitored for the custom segmentation with successes and failures provided as dynamic feedback to a machine learning process that dynamically adjusts the segmentation and the campaign for optimal performance. In an embodiment, a final recommendation is provided identifying a final optimal segmentation and campaign.

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


Identification and redesign of critical thin segments below 3D printer resolution
Patent No. 10997796 

Inventor(s): David Madeley (Louth, , GB), Erhan Arisoy (Princeton, NJ), Prakhar Jaiswal (Buffalo, NY), Suraj Ravi Musuvathy (Princeton, NJ)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16471965 on 03/30/2018 (1131 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods may support identification and redesign of critical thin segments in a 3D model that are below 3D printer resolution. Identification of critical thin segments may include segmenting cross-sectional slices of the 3D model into printable segments and non-printable segments and using a machine learning model trained using geometrical features computed on thin regions to classify the non-printable segments as critical or non-critical. Redesign of critical thin segments may include thickening the critical thin segments such that the segment size of the critical thin segments satisfy a thickening criterion with respect to the printer resolution and smoothing sharp corners added to the cross-sectional slice at an intersection between the critical thin segment and a neighboring printable segment. Redesign of the critical thin segments may account for tolerable overhang.

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


Tile holder
Patent No. 10997878 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey James Culhane (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Nixon Peabody LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17004862 on 08/27/2020 (250 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tile holder that can be attached to or integrated with a storage device. The tile holder may hold, for example, alphabet tiles. The tile holder may be used in settings where labelling is required. The tile holder may be constructed from a rigid material, such as wood, metal or a semi-flexible or flexible material, such as rubber or plastic. The tile holder may be a face plate that optionally couples to a space block. The tile holder may comprise an internal channel having at least one modified or beveled edge or surface.

[G09F] DISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS


Ticket-based provisioning of cloud infrastructure for a SaaS provider
Patent No. 10999162 

Inventor(s): Kim Ngo (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): HASHICORP (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16875224 on 05/15/2020 (354 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for ticket-based provisioning of cloud infrastructure from one or more cloud providers to build one or more computing workspaces of an enterprise. A provisioning platform provides a module catalog having one or more infrastructure-as-code (IAC) modules, each including code that is executable to provision cloud computing resources for the cloud infrastructure from the cloud providers to build the computing workspaces of the enterprise. A service catalog has one or more electronic entries mapped to and corresponding with the IAC modules of the module catalog. The service catalog receives one or more tickets that each specify at least one of the electronic entries in the service catalog, to bind each specified electronic entry with a corresponding IAC module, causing the provisioning platform to instantiate on the more cloud providers the computing resources for the cloud infrastructure corresponding to the ticket.

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


Hybrid distributed network ecosystem using systemized blockchain reconciliation, preselected issuance and data operations loops, and reconciliation digital facilitators
Patent No. 10999270 

Inventor(s): Norman R. Silverman (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Mox-SpeedChain, LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Baker McKenzie LLP (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16414536 on 05/16/2019 (719 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary method comprises: generating, by at least one first computing node in the enterprise network or the reconciliation network, a first digital facilitator, wherein the first digital facilitator provides one or more parameters for accessing or distributing data on a distributed ledger in the enterprise network, wherein a private key is used for performing a computing operation, based on the data, in the enterprise network; associating identification information associated with the private key or associated with a custodian of the private key, wherein the identification information enables initiation or execution of one or more distributed ledger-based computing operations in the enterprise network or the reconciliation network; and transmitting, via the reconciliation network, reconciliation data associated with the one or more distribution ledger-based computing operations, wherein the reconciliation data is extracted based on one or parameters for accessing or distributing the data in the enterprise network or the reconciliation network.

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


User device interactions during a session of a co-browsing environment
Patent No. 10999337 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16539939 on 08/13/2019 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: Co-browsing may offer support and other features to consumers of various websites and other online tools and applications. One example embodiment may include receiving a browsing session notification from a user device, identifying a request message destined for another user device, intercepting the request message, identifying the request message as requesting a multi-user session, forwarding the request message to the another user device, identifying a group to assign to the user device and the another user device based on activity performed by the user device, and assigning the user device and the another user device to the group and creating the multi-user session.

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


Intelligent hashing hub
Patent No. 10999352 

Inventor(s): Jayachandra Varma (Irving, TX), 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: 16736658 on 01/07/2020 (483 days app to issue)

Abstract: An intelligent hub for protocol-agnostic file transfer. The hub may include a transceiver, an interrogator processor, an intelligence engine processor, a data translation processor and a hashing processor. The hub may utilize artificial intelligence processes to perform real-time networking or file transfer protocol conversion.

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


 

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Fully differential current sensing
Patent No. 10996256 

Inventor(s): Dattatreya Baragur Suryanarayana (Bedford, NH), Muthusubramanian Venkateswaran (Bengaluru, , IN), Preetam Tadeparthy (Bangalore, , IN), Sudeep Banerji (Manchester, NH), Vikas Lakhanpal (Bangalore, , IN), Vikram Gakhar (Bangalore,
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16919485 on 07/02/2020 (306 days app to issue)

Abstract: A current detection system includes an inductor and a detection circuit coupled across the inductor. The inductor is configured to receive an input signal that includes an input current and generate a voltage across the inductor. The current detection circuit includes a sensing network and a transconductance amplifier. The sensing network includes a capacitor and is configured to monitor a voltage across the inductor. The transconductance amplifier is configured to receive a differential voltage indicative of a voltage drop across the capacitor and output a differential output current proportional to the differential voltage.

[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]


High voltage semiconductor device lead frame and method of fabrication
Patent No. 10998256 

Inventor(s): Enis Tuncer (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16533566 on 08/06/2019 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a first die attach pad and a second die attach pad. A first die is attached to the first die attach pad and a second die is attached to the second die attach pad. The first die attach pad and the second die attach pad are separated by a gap. A first edge of the first die attach pad adjacent to the gap is thinner than a second edge of the first die attach pad. The first edge of the first die attach pad is opposite the second edge of the first die attach pad. A first edge of the second die attach pad adjacent to the gap is thinner than a second edge of the second die attach pad. The first edge of the second die attach pad is opposite the second edge of the second die attach pad.

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


Process and method for achieving high immunity to ultrafast high voltage transients across inorganic galvanic isolation barriers
Patent No. 10998278 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Alan West (Dallas, TX), Mitsuhiro Sugimoto (Tsukuba, , JP), Thomas Dyer Bonifield (Dallas, TX), Yoshihiro Takei (Kashiwa, , JP)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16832356 on 03/27/2020 (403 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microelectronic device contains a high voltage component having an upper plate and a lower plate. The upper plate is isolated from the lower plate by a main dielectric between the upper plate and low voltage elements at a surface of the substrate of the microelectronic device. A lower-bandgap dielectric layer is disposed between the upper plate and the main dielectric. The lower-bandgap dielectric layer contains at least one sub-layer of silicon nitride having a refractive index between 2.11 and 2.23. The lower-bandgap dielectric layer extends beyond the upper plate continuously around the upper plate. The lower-bandgap dielectric layer has an isolation break surrounding the upper plate at a distance of at least twice the thickness of the lower-bandgap dielectric layer from the upper plate.

[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]


Area-efficient bi-directional ESD structure
Patent No. 10998308 

Inventor(s): Muhammad Yusuf Ali (Allen, TX), Xianzhi Dai (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16518304 on 07/22/2019 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device has a protected node and a reference node, and a bi-directional ESD structure electrically coupled between the protected node and the reference node. The bi-directional ESD structure includes a main transistor electrically coupled between the protected node and the reference node, an upper control transistor with current nodes electrically coupled between the protected node and a control node of the main transistor, and a lower control transistor with current nodes electrically coupled between the reference node and a control node of the main transistor. The bi-directional ESD structure also includes an upper trigger network configured to provide a transient on-state signal to the upper control transistor from a positive electrical pulse on the protected node. The bi-directional ESD structure further includes a lower trigger network configured to provide a transient on-state signal to the lower control transistor from a negative electrical pulse on the protected node.

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


Three-dimensional inverse flat NAND memory device containing partially discrete charge storage elements and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10998331 

Inventor(s): Fei Zhou (San Jose, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Yingda Dong (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16020505 on 06/27/2018 (1042 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes alternating stacks of insulating strips and electrically conductive strips located over a substrate and laterally spaced apart among one another by line trenches. The line trenches laterally extend along a first horizontal direction and are spaced apart along a second horizontal direction. Each line trench fill structure includes a laterally undulating dielectric rail having a laterally undulating width along the second horizontal direction and extending along the first horizontal direction and a row of memory stack structures located at neck regions of the laterally undulating dielectric rail. Each memory stack structure includes a vertical semiconductor channel, a blocking dielectric contacting an outer sidewall of the vertical semiconductor channel, and a charge storage layer contacting an outer sidewall of the blocking dielectric, vertically extending continuously through each level of the electrically conductive strips, and having a vertically undulating lateral thickness.

[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]


Display-integrated infrared emitter and sensor structures
Patent No. 10998386 

Inventor(s): Jordan D. Lamkin (Fort Worth, TX), Kyle M. Ringgenberg (Fort Worth, TX), Mark A. Lamkin (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16666707 on 10/29/2019 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic display includes a first plurality of hexagon-shaped pixels and a second plurality of hexagon-shaped pixels that are coplanar with the first plurality of hexagon-shaped pixels. The first plurality of hexagon-shaped pixels each include an infrared (IR) emitter subpixel that is operable to emit IR light. The second plurality of hexagon-shaped pixels each include an IR detector subpixel that is operable to detect IR light. Each IR emitter subpixel and each IR detector subpixel includes an anode layer and a cathode layer. Each particular IR emitter subpixel includes an IR emissive layer located between the anode layer and the cathode layer of the particular IR emitter subpixel. Each particular IR detector subpixel includes an IR detector layer located between the anode layer and the cathode layer of the particular IR detector subpixel.

[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]


Transistors having gates with a lift-up region
Patent No. 10998409 

Inventor(s): Jun Cai (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16566924 on 09/11/2019 (601 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a Laterally Diffused MOSFET (LD-MOSFET) located over a semiconductor substrate. The LD-MOSFET transistor includes a dielectric filled trench at a surface of the semiconductor substrate, and a doped region of the semiconductor substrate adjacent the dielectric-filled trench. The doped region and the dielectric-filled trench share an interface that has a terminus at the surface of the semiconductor substrate. An oxide layer is located over the semiconductor substrate, including along a surface of the doped region and along a surface of the dielectric-filled trench. The oxide layer has a first thickness over the dielectric-filled trench and a second greater thickness over the doped region.

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


Excitation and use of guided surface wave modes on lossy media
Patent No. 10998604 

Inventor(s): James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), Kenneth L. Corum (Plymouth, NH)
Assignee(s): CPG Technologies, LLC (Italy, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16289954 on 03/01/2019 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for transmitting energy conveyed in the form of a guided surface-waveguide mode along the surface of a lossy medium such as, e.g., a terrestrial medium by exciting a guided surface waveguide probe.

[H01P] WAVEGUIDES; RESONATORS, LINES OR OTHER DEVICES OF THE WAVEGUIDE TYPE (operating at optical frequencies G02B)


Modular low profile raceway to provide power and/or data connectivity
Patent No. 10998702 

Inventor(s): Clinton Strong (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Legrand Connectrac (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16583231 on 09/25/2019 (587 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, a raceway may be provided that is capable of providing power and/or data connectivity to items (e.g., devices, articles of furniture, etc.) coupled to the raceway. The raceway may be low profile. The raceway may be disposed on floor and/or under floor. The raceway may include an integrated power housing. The raceway may include segments that are selected, as desired for an application configuration, and that are coupleable to each other or other components of the raceway (e.g., nodes, joints, etc.). The housing of component(s) of the raceway may include a base and wall(s) with at least curved section and at least one straight section.

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


On-chip determination of charge pump efficiency using a current limiter
Patent No. 10998816 

Inventor(s): Keyur Payak (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16899428 on 06/11/2020 (327 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques and apparatuses are provided for determining the efficiency of a charge pump. A charge pump is driven during a measurement period without limiting its input current. The driving can include ramping up the output of the charge pump from an initial level to a final level and maintaining the output at the final level. A counter counts a number of clock pulses provided to the charge pump during the measurement period. Using a current mirror which limits the input current, a ratio of the current mirror is determined which results in a similar number of clock pulses during the measurement period. The ratio indicates an efficiency of the charge pump and can be used to set control parameters such as ramp up rate and clock frequency.

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


Clock doublers with duty cycle correction
Patent No. 10998896 

Inventor(s): Tien-Ling Hsieh (Cedar Park, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16029366 on 07/06/2018 (1033 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for correcting a duty cycle comprises a digital quadrature generator circuit, a frequency doubler circuit, a first duty cycle correction circuit coupled between the digital quadrature generator circuit and the frequency doubler circuit, and a second duty cycle correction circuit coupled between the digital quadrature generator circuit and the frequency doubler circuit. The first duty cycle correction circuit comprises a first stacked duty cycle correction circuit and the second duty cycle correction circuit comprises a second stacked duty cycle correction circuit.

[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]


Multi-beam codebooks with further optimized overhead
Patent No. 10998949 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Christopher Weisberg, P.A. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16594555 on 10/07/2019 (575 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, wireless device and network node for determining an indication of a precoder are provided. According to one aspect, a method in a wireless device includes determining and the indication of the precoder from a codebook, the indication comprising a first beam phase parameter and a second beam phase parameter corresponding to a first beam and a second beam respectively. The first beam phase parameter takes on one of a first integer number of phase values and the second beam phase parameter takes on one of a second integer number of phase values. At least one of the following conditions apply: the second integer number of phase values is less than the first number of phase values, and the second frequency-granularity is greater than the first frequency-granularity. The method includes transmitting the determined indication of a precoder to the network node.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Docking station for connecting to personal computer wireless devices using light communication
Patent No. 10998970 

Inventor(s): Scott Passe (Forney, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16695145 on 11/25/2019 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: A communication system comprises a network configured to support data, voice, and video communications and a docking station coupled to the network and configured to provide data connections to a personal computer wireless device, wherein the personal computer wireless device is configured to communicate with the docking station using light communication. A method for accessing the communication system comprises connecting a personal computer wireless device to a docking station using light communication and identifying a current location of the personal computer wireless device based upon LC with the docking station or an LC access point. One or more selected applications may be enabled or disabled on the personal computer wireless device based upon the current location.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Global time synchronization using a guided surface wave
Patent No. 10998993 

Inventor(s): James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), Kenneth L. Corum (Plymouth, NH)
Assignee(s): CPG TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Italy, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15238972 on 08/17/2016 (1721 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of apparatuses and methods for global time synchronization using a guided surface wave traveling along the surface of a terrestrial medium. In one embodiment, a guided surface wave receive structure receives electrical energy from a guided surface wave that is generated at a specific time and is traveling along a terrestrial medium. A time synchronization circuit that is coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure synchronizes its time with the time at the origin of the guided surface wave based at least in part based on the propagation delay of the guided surface wave between the origin of the guided surface wave and the guided surface wave receive structure.

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


Varying data flow aggregation period relative to data value
Patent No. 10999167 

Inventor(s): Joseph Dorsey, Jr. (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15952829 on 04/13/2018 (1117 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure describes a device, computer-readable medium, and method for varying the aggregation periods for data flows relative to the values of the data contained in the flows. For instance, in one example, a method includes intercepting a first flow and a second flow traversing a communications network, assigning a first value to the first flow and a second value to the second flow, wherein the first value is higher than the second value, aggregating the first flow into a first database record according to a first aggregation period, aggregating the second flow into a second database record according to a second aggregation period that is longer than the first aggregation period, and storing the first database record and the second database record in a database.

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


Method and apparatus for parsing an electronic message and constructing multiple differently prioritized messages therefrom
Patent No. 10999224 

Inventor(s): Melissa Frechen (Atlanta, GA), Patrick Harris (Brookhaven, GA)
Assignee(s): MCKESSON CORPORATION (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15925011 on 03/19/2018 (1142 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, computing device and computer program product parse an electronic message and construct multiple differently prioritized messages therefrom. For a method, an electronic message is parsed to separately identify the first and second differently formatted portions and the electronic message is analyzed to identify an action to be taken based thereupon. If a first action is to be taken, a first message is constructed based upon the first portion formatted in accordance with the first predefined format to be transmitted to a first request processor and a first response is then received therefrom. A second message is constructed based upon the second portion formatted in accordance with the second predefined format. The first response is analyzed and, if the first response is of a first type, the second message is transmitted to a second request processor and a second response is then received from the second request processor.

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


Dynamic transmission of encrypted data
Patent No. 10999258 

Inventor(s): Emil Dides (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Shook, Hardy Bacon LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16520779 on 07/24/2019 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure may be used to securely transmit data between multiple computing devices. Among other things, this can greatly extend the range of data transmissions in comparison to fixed-position wireless beacons and access points.

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


Cryptographic engine, scheduler, packet header processor, ingress interfaces, and buffers
Patent No. 10999263 

Inventor(s): Amritpal Singh Mundra (Allen, TX), Denis Roland Beaudoin (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16721005 on 12/19/2019 (502 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic circuit ([b]200[/b]) includes one or more programmable control-plane engines ([b]410, 460[/b]) operable to process packet header information and form at least one command, one or more programmable data-plane engines ([b]310, 320, 370[/b]) selectively operable for at least one of a plurality of cryptographic processes selectable in response to the at least one command, and a programmable host processor ([b]100[/b]) coupled to such a data-plane engine ([b]310[/b]) and such a control-plane engine ([b]410[/b]). Other processors, circuits, devices and systems and processes for their operation and manufacture are disclosed.

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


Generation of a media profile
Patent No. 10999414 

Inventor(s): Benzy Gabay (Plano, TX), Leonardo William Estevez (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14817020 on 08/03/2015 (2101 days app to issue)

Abstract: One aspect of the invention includes a computer device. The computer device includes a network interface component configured to download media from an external source through a secure network connection. The computer device also includes a memory configured to store the downloaded content. The computer device further includes a media profiling engine configured to query the memory for the downloaded content based on the connection of the network interface component to the external source through the secure network connection and to generate a media profile log comprising information relevant to the downloaded content.

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


Interpretation of user interaction using model platform
Patent No. 10999433 

Inventor(s): Pritam Bedse (Coppell, TX), Rajat Sharma (Southlake, TX), Safwan Aly (Plano, TX), Sailesh K. Mishra (Frisco, TX), Senthil Muthusamy (Lewisville, TX), Srinivasan Krishnamurthy (Irving, TX), Travis R. McLaren (Southlake, TX
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16206643 on 11/30/2018 (886 days app to issue)

Abstract: A platform can receive information regarding a user interaction, wherein the user interaction is associated with one or more channels that correspond to respective interfaces or media for the user interaction; retrieve supplemental information associated with the user interaction, wherein the supplemental information relates to at least one of: a state of a managed device associated with the user interaction, or a previous user interaction; identify, based on the information regarding the user interaction or the one or more channels, one or more models to process the information regarding the user interaction and the supplemental information, wherein the one or more models are identified from a plurality of models; determine, using the one or more models, an action to be performed with regard to the user interaction; and provide information identifying the action.

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


Artificial intelligence (‘’AI’’) integration with live chat
Patent No. 10999434 

Inventor(s): Ashwini Patil (Richardson, TX), Priyank R. Shah (Plano, TX), Ramakrishna R. Yannam (The Colony, TX), Ravisha Andar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16889953 on 06/02/2020 (336 days app to issue)

Abstract: When a caller initiates an interaction with an interactive voice response (‘’IVR’’) system, the caller may be transferred to a live agent. Apparatus and methods are provided for integrating automated tools into the interaction after the caller been transferred to the agent. The agent may determine which AI responses are appropriate for the caller. AI may be leveraged to suggest responses for both caller and agent while they are interacting with each other. Such human-computer interaction may shorten response time of human agents and improve efficiency of IVR systems.

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


Customer sentiment driven workflow, said workflow that routes support requests based on sentiment in combination with voice-derived data
Patent No. 10999435 

Inventor(s): Daniel J. Serna (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16856144 on 04/23/2020 (376 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems for leveraging voice information derived from a telephone request for customer support (‘’RCS’’) are provided. The leveraging improves the accuracy of a sentiment analysis performed on a customer support request. The system includes a receiver configured to receive logins. Each login initiates a request. The request includes a date; a time of initiation; a location of a communication device that was used to communicate the request; a device identification number; a message derived from the request; and voice information. The system includes a processor configured to calculate a historical sentiment value, based, at least in part, on artifacts retrieved from historical information associated with the user. The processor obtains a voice sentiment value from the voice information. The processor calculates a total sentiment value based on the historical sentiment value and the voice sentiment value, and then routes the request based on the total sentiment value and the message.

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


Charging control in roaming scenario
Patent No. 10999447 

Inventor(s): Jayshree Bharatia (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Ofinno, LLC (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16671657 on 11/01/2019 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: A home SMF of a home PLMN receives a first message from a visited SMF of visited PLMN. The first message requests creation of a packet data unit (PDU) session of a wireless device. The first message comprises first charging policy information determined based on a first policy of the visited PLMN. The home SMF determines a second charging policy information for the PDU session based on the first charging policy information and a second policy of the home PLMN. The second charging policy information comprises: a charging method for the PDU session, and a charging parameter indicating a charging level for the PDU session. The home SMF sends a second message to the visited SMF. The second message comprises the second charging policy information.

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


Methods and systems for decoding a video bitstream
Patent No. 10999579 

Inventor(s): Christopher A. Segall (Camas, WA), Kiran Misra (Vancouver, WA)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16854024 on 04/21/2020 (378 days app to issue)

Abstract: A video bitstream is decoded by decoding a first syntax element with an integer value indicating a number of a plurality of entropy slices defining a first slice, a second syntax element indicating an offset, and a third syntax element indicating a slice type of the first slice. When the third syntax element indicates the slice type of the first slice is a B slice or a P slice, a flag in the slice header indicating an initialization method of a CABAC context is decoded, and the CABAC context is initialized using one of the first initialization method and the second initialization method. When the third syntax element indicates the slice type of the first slice is an I slice, the CABAC context is initialized using a third initialization method.

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


Line-based compression for digital image data
Patent No. 10999601 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Minhua Zhou (San Diego, CA), Ying Chen (West Lafayette, IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16434832 on 06/07/2019 (697 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of compressing digital image data is provided that includes selecting an entropy code for encoding a line of pixels in the digital image data, wherein the entropy code is selected from a plurality of variable length entropy codes, using spatial prediction to compute a pixel predictor and a pixel residual for a pixel in the line of pixels, and selectively encoding the pixel residual using one of the entropy code or run mode encoding.

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


Systems and methods for playout of fragmented video content
Patent No. 10999611 

Inventor(s): Brick Eksten (Uxbridge, , CA), Stephen Smith (Parker, CO), Steven Reynolds (Littleton, CO), Yuval Fisher (Palo Alto, CA)
Assignee(s): IMAGINE COMMUNICATIONS CORP. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16131890 on 09/14/2018 (963 days app to issue)

Abstract: A playout system for providing playout of fragmented video content is provided. The system includes a non-transitory data store and a processor. The processor is configured to playout content for video origination using a fragmented format. The processor can receive a playlist and generate a plurality of video fragments from source content. A transcoder can process video fragments based on one or more program scheduling requirements from the playlist to generate new video fragments. A manifest is updated to reference the new video fragments. The process can output a video stream based on the new video fragments.

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


Systems and methods for value-based provision of television content in a hybrid quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM)/internet protocol (IP) content delivery environment
Patent No. 10999616 

Inventor(s): Ataqurahman Patil (Allen, TX), Shashank Shekhar Sharma (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16746420 on 01/17/2020 (473 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive content data identifying television schedules for content to be provided for viewing in a first geographic location and a second geographic location, and may identify a first available time slot for content in the first geographic location and a second available time slot for content in the second geographic location. The device may identify a first set of content for the first available time slot and a second set of content for the second available time slot, and may assign values to the first and second sets. The device may determine whether the values assigned to the first and second sets satisfy a threshold value, and may cause, when a value of an content in the first set fails to satisfy the threshold value, a first client device, in the first geographic location, to obtain a replacement content with a value that satisfies the threshold value.

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


Message analysis application and response system
Patent No. 10999717 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16520264 on 07/23/2019 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method of communicating with a user of a wireless device and processing message delivery. One example method of operation may include identifying a group of participants to receive a broadcast message transmitted from a wireless device, transmitting at least one broadcast message from the wireless device to a plurality of computing devices corresponding to the group of participants, receiving a plurality of response messages responsive to the at least one transmitted broadcast message, examining the plurality of response messages and extracting content of the plurality of response messages, generating a summary message based on the extracted content of the plurality of response messages, the summary message comprising portions from all of the plurality of response messages and also comprising information unique to each of the plurality of response messages, and displaying the summary message on a display interface of the wireless device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


CSI measurement, reporting and collision handling
Patent No. 10999753 

Inventor(s): Anthony Edet Ekpenyong (San Diego, CA), Runhua Chen (Plano, TX), Vikram Chandrasekhar (Mountainview, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15455640 on 03/10/2017 (1516 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention sets conditions for user equipment responses to channel state indicator request in channel state information that may conflict.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Integration of radio and core layers
Patent No. 10999756 

Inventor(s): Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16449523 on 06/24/2019 (680 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a radio and core integrated layers service is provided. The service provides a direct mapping of a quality of service flow between a packet data unit layer and a service data adaptation layer associated with a user plane function and a central unit-user plane function without an intermediary mapping of a tunneling protocol in the user plane.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and system for scheduling multi-access edge computing resources
Patent No. 10999766 

Inventor(s): Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16285792 on 02/26/2019 (798 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods described herein provide an intelligent MEC resource scheduling service. A network device in a MEC network stores, in a memory, threshold values indicating overload conditions for resource usage by a first MEC cluster; monitors resource usage in the first MEC cluster; determines, based on the monitoring, when one of the threshold values is reached; identifies available resources in a second MEC cluster; and re-directs, based on the identifying, at least some of the resource usage from the first MEC cluster to the second MEC cluster.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Application-based user equipment route selection policy mapping
Patent No. 10999776 

Inventor(s): Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16794581 on 02/19/2020 (440 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device can receive, using an application policy handler (APH) component included in the device, a request for a data session for an application associated with the device. The device can identify, using the APH component included in the device, a user equipment route selection policy (URSP) rule, associated with the application, included in a URSP. The device can identify, using the APH component, a network slice specified by the URSP rule associated with the application and a data network specified by the URSP rule associated with the application. The device can attempt, using a modem component included in the device, to establish the data session using the network slice specified by the URSP rule associated with the application and the data network specified by the URSP rule associated with the application.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Adjusting throughput threshold of network devices for 5G or other next generation wireless network
Patent No. 10999855 

Inventor(s): Martin McEnroe (Plano, TX), Ranjan Gupta (Carrollton, TX), Sanjiv Singh (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16674386 on 11/05/2019 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein provide for adjustment of throughput threshold of network devices based on requested quality of service received from a mobile device. According to some embodiments, a system can comprise receiving request data representative of a throughput adjustment request for a throughput adjustment. The system can further comprise, based on the throughput adjustment request, determining a connection device that is compelled to adjust throughput, and in response to the determining the connection device that is compelled to adjust throughput and based on the throughput adjustment request, requesting the connection device to adjust a throughput range from a first throughput range to a second throughput range.

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


Gateway device and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10999895 

Inventor(s): Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17000278 on 08/22/2020 (255 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gateway device and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, multiple wireless transceivers are located within an in-wall housing, which also interconnectedly includes a processor, memory, various physical ports and wireless transceivers. To improve convenience, the gateway device may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device. Virtual remote control functionality for various amenities may then be provided. To improve safety, the gateway device may be incorporated into a geolocation and safety network.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Flexible electronic assembly for placement on a vehicle motor assembly
Patent No. 10999919 

Inventor(s): Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl, LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16508820 on 07/11/2019 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to flexible electronic substrates for placement on an external surface of a vehicle motor assembly. In one embodiment, a motor assembly includes a motor comprising an external surface and one or more electronic assemblies positioned on the external surface of the motor. Each electronic assembly includes a metal substrate disposed on the external surface of the motor, a dielectric layer disposed on the metal substrate, a flexible metal base layer disposed on the dielectric layer, a bonding layer disposed on the flexible metal base layer, and one or more electronic devices disposed on the bonding layer. The bonding layer bonds the one or more electronic devices to the flexible metal base layer.

[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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Jacket with removable and integrated backpacks
Patent No. D917833 

Inventor(s): Mel Conway (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Quickpatents, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29694876 on 06/13/2019 (691 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Hat
Patent No. D917837 

Inventor(s): Logan Miles Allison (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29748217 on 08/27/2020 (250 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Cannabis smoking article and packaging
Patent No. D918029 

Inventor(s): Brian K. Reaux (Red Oak, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29651210 on 02/18/2018 (1171 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Video phone
Patent No. D918164 

Inventor(s): Dao Phan (Allen, TX), Srinivas Vunnava (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Crestron Electronics, Inc. (Rockleigh, NJ)
Law Firm: Crestron Electronics, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29758078 on 11/12/2020 (173 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Handheld scanner tip
Patent No. D918209 

Inventor(s): Grant E. Kenworthy (Allen, TX), Lasse H. Toimela (Dallas, TX), Rod A. Duncan (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): D4D Technologies, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29682916 on 03/08/2019 (788 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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