Dallas Invents: 117 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 23

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  Astrapi's communication devices, systems, software and methods employing symbol waveform hopping
•  BILT's enhanced information delivery during a customer support session
•  Digital Seat Media's location-based individualized content and mobile wallet offers
•  IBM's repetitive stress and compulsive anxiety prevention system
•  Luraco's massage chair with wireless charger, armrest sliding, hammering devices, and oxygen generation
•  Nanoscope Technologies' optogenetic modulation by multi-characteristic opsins for vision restoration and other applications
•  T-Mobile USA's streaming conversion
•  Tankbots' mothods for performing tasks in a tank containing hazardous substances
•  Sherwin-Williams' method for determining coating requirements

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 November 23, 2021 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES   7
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING       10
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY     4
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS           5
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING   5
G: PHYSICS   40
H: ELECTRICITY        42
DESIGN: 4


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)  17
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano)  10
Micron Technology Inc. (Boise, ID)       5
Bank Of America Corp. (Charlotte, NC)            4
Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)           4
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)   4
Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)       4
IBM Corp. (Armonk, NY)   2
Kip Prod Pi LP (New York, NY)    2

UNASSIGNED           9


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney)       3
Jason Hoover (Grapevine)           3
Qiaochu Tang (The Colony)         3
Alvin R. McQuarters (Euless)      2
Amir Ansari (Plano)           2
George A. Cowgill (Farmersville)           2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

System and an apparatus for swaddle transition
Patent No. 11178915 

Inventor(s): Stephanie Parker (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15638560 on 06/30/2017 (1607 days app to issue)

Abstract: A swaddle transition device is provided. The device may include a transition wrap that has one or more fabric layers. The device may also include one or more sleeves to cover the limbs of a baby wearing the transition wrap. Further, the device may include a fastener unit to open the transition wrap. The transition wrap has a design configuration to limit the startle reflex movement of the baby.

[A41B] SHIRTS; UNDERWEAR; BABY LINEN; HANDKERCHIEFS


Protective shield system
Patent No. 11179287 

Inventor(s): Majid Mirbahaeddin (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16902092 on 06/15/2020 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for reducing transmission of aerosol droplets in a medical or dental procedure are described. One protective shield system includes a base plate, a shield having at least one transparent section, and a pipe or conduit comprising a plurality of holes thereon. The shield is configured to be removably attached to the base plate to allow attachment of the shield to the base plate prior to the medical or dental procedure and removal of the shield from the base plate after the medical or dental procedure. The pipe or conduit is positioned adjacent to an inner surface of the shield and on at least part of a perimeter of the shield. The pipe includes an end that is configured to connect to a suction system to enable removal of the aerosolized particles from below the shield during the medical or dental procedure.

[A61G] TRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS (appliances for aiding patients or disabled persons to walk A61H 3/00); OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES (embalming corpses A01N 1/00)


Massage chair having a wireless charger, armrest sliding, hammering devices, and oxygen generation
Patent No. 11179290 

Inventor(s): Kevin Le (Richland Hills, TX), Thanh Le (Arlington, TX), Varad Nitin Gokhale (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Luraco, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16439218 on 06/12/2019 (895 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a massage chair having a massage chair frame, a massage system, and a noise-reducing, enclosure device. The massage chair frame includes a first end, a second end, a seat body area portion, and a back body area portion. The massage system includes at least one air massage element, an air pump, and at least one air valve device for regulating air flow into and out of the at least one air massage element. The noise-reducing, enclosure device includes an enclosure housing and noise-reducing material positioned inside the enclosure housing. The enclosure housing encloses the air pump and the plurality of air valve devices during operation during operation such that noise generated from or made by the air pump and the plurality of air valve devices during operation is reduced, contained or eliminated. Additionally, the disclosure provides additional features for improving user experience including hammering devices, heating acupuncture devices, oxygen generation, voice recognition control, a remote control pouch, and a wireless device pouch having wireless charging functionality.

[A61H] PHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY (electrotherapy, magnetotherapy, radiation therapy, ultrasound therapy A61N)


Topical compositions
Patent No. 11179305 

Inventor(s): David Gan (Southlake, TX), Geetha Kalahasti (Plano, TX), Michael Frushour (Addison, TX), Patricia Jacoby (Dallas, TX), Tiffany Carle (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): MARY KAY INC. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16898120 on 06/10/2020 (531 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of reducing oxidative damage of skin is described. The method can include applying to oxidant damaged skin a topical composition that includes encapsulated resveratrol, oligopeptide-1, and niacinamide, wherein the combination of encapsulated resveratrol, oligopeptide-1, and niacinamide reduces oxidative damage in the skin, and wherein the oligopeptide-1 comprises the sequence of caprooyl-Gly-His-Lys-Lys.

[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)


Methods of treating conditions involving elevated inflammatory response
Patent No. 11179412 

Inventor(s): Daolin Tang (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): University of PittsburghOf the Commonwealth System of Higher Education (Pittsburgh, PA)
Law Firm: The Webb Law Firm (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16209206 on 12/04/2018 (1085 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of treating a patient having an elevated inflammatory response, such as an elevated Type I interferon response, is provided. The method can be used to treat sepsis. The method comprises administering to a patient having an elevated inflammatory response, an inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK inhibitors) or expression of ALK, in an amount effective to treat the elevated inflammatory response.

[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)


Mask
Patent No. 11179532 

Inventor(s): Alastair Edwin McAuley (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Fisher Paykel Healthcare Limited (Auckland, , NZ)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17061407 on 10/01/2020 (418 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mask is disclosed that has a gas outlet which is quiet and provides for a diffused outlet flow of gases. The outlet is preferably a slot formed between a hollow body and cover over said hollow body. The mask also preferably extends and seals under a user”s chin in use.

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


Method of measuring and mapping a performance variable of a face of a golf club head
Patent No. 11179613 

Inventor(s): Justin Honea (Richardson, TX), Michael Fox (Dallas, TX), Scott T. Blevins (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TAYLOR MADE GOLF COMPANY, INC. (Carlsbad, CA)
Law Firm: Dawsey Co., LPA (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16729983 on 12/30/2019 (694 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of measuring and recording at least one performance variable of a golf club head.

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


 

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

Methods and systems for improving the energy efficiency of carbon dioxide capture
Patent No. 11179671 

Inventor(s): Paul M. Mathias (Aliso Viejo, CA), Satish Reddy (Sugar Land, TX)
Assignee(s): Fluor Technologies Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15986453 on 05/22/2018 (1281 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for carbon dioxide capture from a gas mixture comprises an absorber that receives a lean solvent system stream (containing a chemical solvent, physical-solvent, and water) from the stripper, a stripper that receives the rich solvent stream from the absorber and produces the product carbon dioxide and the lean solvent through the use of a reboiler in fluid communication with a lower portion of the stripper, a condenser in fluid communication with a vapor outlet of the stripper, a cross-exchanger in fluid communication with a rich solvent system outlet from the absorber and a rich solvent system inlet on the stripper, and a splitter. The splitter is configured to separate the rich solvent system stream into a first portion and second portion, where the first portion directly passes to the stripper and the second portion passes through the cross-exchanger prior to passing to the stripper.

[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]


Transport-based exchange of electrical charge and services
Patent No. 11180048 

Inventor(s): Norman Lu (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16918185 on 07/01/2020 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of retrieving a first amount of energy, by an originating transport, of a minimum amount of energy on a target transport, based on an expended energy by the originating transport to reach a meeting location, provide a needed service, and an estimated expended energy by the originating transport to return to an original location, and retrieving a second amount of energy, by the originating transport, of the minimum amount of energy on the target transport, based on a factor related to providing the service, wherein the factor is greater than the expended energy and the estimated expended energy.

[B60L] PROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES (arrangements or mounting of electrical propulsion units or of plural diverse prime-movers for mutual or common propulsion in vehicles B60K 1/00, B60K 6/20; arrangements or mounting of electrical gearing in vehicles B60K 17/12, B60K 17/14; preventing wheel slip by reducing power in rail vehicles B61C 15/08; dynamo-electric machines H02K; control or regulation of electric motors H02P); SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER FOR AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES (electric coupling devices combined with mechanical couplings of vehicles B60D 1/64; electric heating for vehicles B60H 1/00); ELECTRODYNAMIC BRAKE SYSTEMS FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL (control or regulation of electric motors H02P); MAGNETIC SUSPENSION OR LEVITATION FOR VEHICLES; MONITORING OPERATING VARIABLES OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRIC SAFETY DEVICES FOR ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES [4]


Reconfigurable soft robotics-based vehicle interior for infant boarding
Patent No. 11180052 

Inventor(s): Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Frederico Marcolino Quintao Severgnini (Ann Arbor, MI), Sean Rodrigues (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16736764 on 01/07/2020 (686 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for a reconfigurable soft robotics-based vehicle interior is provided. The soft-robotics based vehicle interior comprises a child seat portion disposed in a vehicle seat, the child seat portion comprising a child seat constructed of highly compliant materials and mechanisms. When required, the highly compliant materials and mechanisms may be manipulated such that the child seat portion is moved from a retracted state to an engaged state. The child seat may also manipulate the highly complaint materials and mechanisms based on an anatomy of a child to provide customizable support for the child.

[B60N] VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (furniture construction A47)


Kinetic seat assemblies for vehicles
Patent No. 11180060 

Inventor(s): Charles P. Patterson (New Boston, MI), Matthew R. Speck (Plymouth, MI), Peter J. Moegling (Whitmore Lake, MI), Todd Rupert Muck (Fowlerville, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16778689 on 01/31/2020 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: A kinetic seat assembly that rotates based on a force applied on an occupant seated therein is provided. The kinetic seat assembly includes a primary seat cushion frame, a primary seat back frame, a secondary seat cushion frame pivotally connected to the primary seat cushion frame, and a secondary seat back frame pivotally connected to the primary seat back frame. The kinetic seat assembly further includes a front pivot mechanism for damping movement between the primary seat cushion frame and the secondary seat cushion frame in a kinetic seat vertical direction, and an upper pivot mechanism for damping movement between the primary seat back frame and the secondary seat back frame in a kinetic seat longitudinal direction.

[B60N] VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (furniture construction A47)


Parking brake setting devices and systems for terminal tractors
Patent No. 11180121 

Inventor(s): Brian McElroy (Winchester, KY), David A. Britton (Florence, KY), Robert Aaron Allex (Ewing, KY), Ronald Scott Friend (Jeffersonville, KY), William T. Smith (Cynthiana, KY)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16518087 on 07/22/2019 (855 days app to issue)

Abstract: A terminal tractor includes a cabin and a parking brake system including a parking brake handle located in the cabin for activating a wheel brake. The parking brake handle has a lowered position where the wheel brake is disengaged and a raised position where the wheel brake is engaged. A parking brake setting device is located in the cabin that is configured to be located beneath a head of the parking brake handle with the parking brake handle in the raised position.

[B60T] VEHICLE BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEMS OR PARTS THEREOF; BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEMS OR PARTS THEREOF, IN GENERAL (control of electrodynamic brake systems B60L 7/00; conjoint control of brakes and other drive units of vehicles B60W); ARRANGEMENT OF BRAKING ELEMENTS ON VEHICLES IN GENERAL; PORTABLE DEVICES FOR PREVENTING UNWANTED MOVEMENT OF VEHICLES; VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS TO FACILITATE COOLING OF BRAKES [2006.01]


Intelligent vehicle guidance for improved driving safety
Patent No. 11180159 

Inventor(s): Rachel Elizabeth Csabi (Frisco, TX), Snehal Desai (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Plumsea Law Group, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17006342 on 08/28/2020 (452 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system of intelligently alerting and/or routing vehicles to improve driving safety is disclosed. The method includes sharing data collected by vehicles in different locations to determine whether the presence of dynamically moving objects such as animals and pedestrians will affect traffic conditions for other vehicles on the nearby roadways. If the system determines there is a likelihood of such objects being obstacles to other vehicles, an alert can be automatically presented to the drivers of the impacted vehicles. The method further includes generating routes for the driver that avoid, or limit, the driver”s exposure to the obstacle.

[B60Q] ARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL [4]


Discharge gate sensing method, system and assembly
Patent No. 11180170 

Inventor(s): Justin M. Lidgett (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): AMSTED RAIL COMPANY, INC. (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Fox Rothschild LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16256772 on 01/24/2019 (1034 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method and assembly for detecting the operational status of one or more discharge gates on one or more railcars. The system and method monitor parameters that include whether the discharge gate is open or closed, whether the railcar is in motion or not, and whether the railcar is in a location where it is acceptable for the discharge gate to be open. Sensors carry out the monitoring, and the information obtained by monitoring the parameters are used to determine if a notification event has taken place and if so, a notification of such event can be transmitted to a remote receiver. A change in the status of any one of the monitored parameters can trigger the determination of whether a notification event has occurred.

[B61L] GUIDING RAILWAY TRAFFIC; ENSURING THE SAFETY OF RAILWAY TRAFFIC (brakes or auxiliary equipment B61H, B61K; point or crossing construction E01B)


Vehicle propulsive aerodynamic elements
Patent No. 11180202 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey P. Smith (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR INC (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16787860 on 02/11/2020 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: Drag reducing systems for vehicles are provided. In one aspect, a drag reducing system generally includes an airfoil rotatably couplable to the vehicle and configured to provide a lift force to the vehicle as a result of differential airflow velocity over the upper surface with respect to the lower surface. The drag reducing system may further include a flow alignment vane to rotationally align the airfoil to the direction of airflow. In another aspect, a drag reducing system generally includes an air vane hingedly couplable to a surface of a vehicle and configured to rotate from a first stowed position to a second deployed position. The air vane includes a flared leading portion to provide a force to bias the air vane toward the first position and a flared lateral portion to provide a force to rotate the air vane to the second deployed position.

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


Fluidic roll control systems for use in hover
Patent No. 11180241 

Inventor(s): Daniel Bryan Robertson (Southlake, TX), Kirk Landon Groninga (Keller, TX), Matthew Edward Louis (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16833636 on 03/29/2020 (604 days app to issue)

Abstract: An active flow control system for generating roll control moments for an aircraft during hover flight. The system includes right and left roll effectors disposed proximate the right and left wingtips of the wing. A pressurized air system includes a pressurized air source and a plurality of injectors operably associated with the right and left roll effectors. Based upon which of the injectors is injecting pressurized air, the right and left roll effectors generate no roll control moment, generate a roll right control moment or generate a roll left control moment.

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


Battery pack assemblies having elongated terminal connectors with keyed slots
Patent No. 11183741 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey D. Gaither (Brighton, 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: 16789829 on 02/13/2020 (649 days app to issue)

Abstract: A battery pack assembly includes a battery pack having a plurality of battery cells and an elongated terminal connector. Each battery cell having at least one terminal. The elongated terminal connector having at least one keyed slot corresponding to each of the at least one terminal. Each keyed slot having a first opening and a second opening. A first width of the first opening is greater than a second width of the second opening. The elongated terminal connector is configured to move between an engaged position and a disengaged position. In the engaged position each terminal of the at least one terminal is positioned within the second opening to engage each terminal with the elongated terminal connector. In the disengaged position each terminal of the at least one terminal is positioned within the first opening to disengaged each terminal from the elongated terminal connector.

[B60K] ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS IN VEHICLES; AUXILIARY DRIVES FOR VEHICLES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST OR FUEL SUPPLY OF PROPULSION UNITS IN VEHICLES [2006.01]


 

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

Cultivation bag assembly for cultivating microbes
Patent No. 11178826 

Inventor(s): Wei K. Hsu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17238429 on 04/23/2021 (214 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cultivation bag assembly for the cultivation of microbes, fungi and other organisms includes an inner bag having first and second walls that are joined together along side edges to define an inner bag interior for containing a food substrate and an organism to be cultivated. At least one of the first and second walls is constructed of a layer of water-vapor permeable material to allow the passage of water vapor therethrough. An outer bag having first and second walls is joined along side edges to define an outer bag interior. The first and second walls of the outer bag are formed from gas impermeable layers. The inner bag and outer bag are coupled together at a first end of each of the inner bag and outer bag. The inner bag is contained within the interior of the outer bag in a cultivation configuration. A window is provided on the inner bag to allow one to view the interior of the inner bag through the window.

[C12M] APPARATUS FOR ENZYMOLOGY OR MICROBIOLOGY (installations for fermenting manure A01C 3/02; preservation of living parts of humans or animals A01N 1/02; brewing apparatus C12C; fermentation apparatus for wine C12G; apparatus for preparing vinegar C12J 1/10) [3]


Optogenetic modulation by Multi-Characteristic Opsins for vision restoration and other applications
Patent No. 11180537 

Inventor(s): Samarendra Kumar Mohanty (Arlington, TX), Sulagna Bhattacharya (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Nancoscope Technologies LLC (Bedford, TX)
Law Firm: Sand IP (Local + 59 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16347375 on 11/03/2017 (1481 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention, in one aspect, relates generally to compositions and methods for modulating cellular activities by synthetic opsins. Further, the invention provides method for the use of synthetic opsins for vision restoration and other applications, wherein the amino acid sequence of the synthetic opsin is modified to provide enhanced light sensitivity, kinetics and ion-selectivity.

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


Modified polyethylene compositions with enhanced melt strength
Patent No. 11180644 

Inventor(s): Pradeep P. Shirodkar (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc. (Baytown, TX)
Law Firm: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.Law Department (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16502256 on 07/03/2019 (874 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to a branched modifier and a composition comprising more than 25 wt % (based on the weight of the composition) of one or more linear ethylene polymers having a g[subscript]vis [/subscript]of 0.97 or more and an Mw of 20,000 g/mol or more and at least 0.1 wt % of a branched modifier where the modifier has a) a g[subscript]vis [/subscript]of 0.70 or less; b) an Mw of 100,000 g/mol or more; c) an Mw/Mn of 4.0 or more; d) a shear thinning ratio of 110 or more, e) a melt strength of 10 cN or more; f) a complex viscosity at 0.1 rad/sec at 190 C. of at least 130,000 Pas; and g) a phase angle of Z or less where Z=138.3G*[superscript](0.142)[/superscript], where G* is the complex modulus reported in Pascals measured at 190 C. and the phase angle units are reported in degrees, wherein the G* is from 1,000 to 1,000,000 Pa.

[C08L] COMPOSITIONS OF MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS (compositions based on polymerisable monomers C08F, C08G; artificial filaments or fibres D01F; textile treating compositions D06) [2]


Composition comprising a semi-crystalline thermoplastic fluoropolymer and a fluorinated thermoplastic elastomer block copolymer
Patent No. 11180648 

Inventor(s): Satchit Srinivasan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A. (Bollate, , IT)
Law Firm: Osha Bergman Watanabe Burton LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16494761 on 03/13/2018 (1351 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention pertains to a fluoropolymer composition based on a combination of a thermoplastic fluoropolymer and a fluorinated thermoplastic elastomer, possessing improved impact resistance and outstanding flammability behaviour, to a method of making the same, and to a method of manufacturing shaped parts using the same, and to a method of manufacturing a mobile electronic device using said parts.

[C08L] COMPOSITIONS OF MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS (compositions based on polymerisable monomers C08F, C08G; artificial filaments or fibres D01F; textile treating compositions D06) [2]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Inlet filter and method of use
Patent No. 11180380 

Inventor(s): Brian Westbrook Ralph, Jr. (Fate, TX), Kyle Wayne Sheets (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Erosion Supply, L.P. (Wylie, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16831606 on 03/26/2020 (607 days app to issue)

Abstract: An inlet filter and method of use are disclosed. In one aspect, the inlet filter comprises a frame, filter material, a feed stream inlet, and a filtrate outlet. The frame is configured so an exterior of the frame is shaped like a wedge. The frame comprises a thick portion and a narrow portion opposite the thick portion. The thick portion of the frame comprises the feed stream inlet. The filter material is positioned along a bottom surface of the frame and a portion of an upper surface of the frame that is opposite the feed stream inlet in the narrow portion of the frame. In another aspect, the method comprises inserting an inlet filter into a storm sewer inlet. The inlet filter can be one of a plurality of inlet filters inserted into the storm sewer inlet, the filters cooperating to filter a feed stream entering the storm sewer inlet.

[E03F] SEWERS; CESSPOOLS


Tile spacing device and accompanying system and method
Patent No. 11180923 

Inventor(s): Clinton D. Bunch (Keller, TX), Joshua A. Bunch (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16416584 on 05/20/2019 (918 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tile spacing device and accompanying system and method are disclosed for spacing a plurality of tiles having a contour. In one embodiment of the tile spacing device, the tile spacing device includes a U-shaped band having a body with two branches extending parallel therefrom and an opening therebetween. An arm having a lateral end extends proximally from one of the branches into the opening. Two interlocking connectors are respectively positioned on the body at the opening and on the arm. In one embodiment of the system, two tile spacing devices complimentarily releasably mate when the tile spacing devices are opposing and perpendicularly displaced to interlock the interlocking connectors.

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


Theft deterrent system for electronics cabinet door
Patent No. 11180932 

Inventor(s): Alfred W. King (Allen, TX), Carmen M. Stevenson (Cumby, TX), Komen Shliker (Plano, TX), Stephen P. Watson (Richardson, TX), Wade J. Womack (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16715295 on 12/16/2019 (708 days app to issue)

Abstract: A theft deterrent system for an electronics cabinet may include a first hasp, which may include a plurality of studs extending from a surface thereof. At least one stud of the plurality of studs may be dimensioned to engage with a padlock ring of the electronics cabinet. The first hasp may have a tab having a shackle hole therein. The theft deterrent system may include a second hasp, which may include a plurality of holes dimensioned to receive a respective one of the plurality of studs. The second hasp may also have a tab having a shackle hole therein. The system may further include a shield retainer dimensioned to surround at least portions of the first hasp and the second hasp. To secure the electronics cabinet, a shackle of a hidden shackle lock may be fed through the shackle holes and the hidden shackle lock may then be locked.

[E05B] LOCKS; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR; HANDCUFFS


Downhole tool system and methods related thereto
Patent No. 11180972 

Inventor(s): Stanley Keeling (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16782489 on 02/05/2020 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed is a method of isolating zones in a wellbore and tools thereof, specifically implementing a slip carrier with tongue and groove design purposed to secure an anchor, including parts with different durometers additionally with a nose cone on a bridge plug/frac plug to be able to displace sand between plugs, and a mandrel with a J-latch system.

[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]


Insert safely valve
Patent No. 11180974 

Inventor(s): James Dan Vick, Jr. (Dallas, TX), Jimmie Robert Williamson (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Gilliam IP LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16500345 on 12/28/2018 (1061 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a cylindrical housing having a hinge, a flapper attached to the hinge, and a slidable element is within the cylindrical housing, wherein the flapper can rotate from a first flapper position to a second flapper position. The slidable element is slidable from a first position to a second position and engages with the flapper at the first position to prevent the flapper from moving to the second flapper position. The flapper is movable to the second flapper position when the slidable element is disengaged from the flapper. The apparatus also includes a latching mechanism attached to the slidable element movable from a first latching mechanism position to a second latching mechanism position. The slidable element is at the first position when the latching mechanism is at the first latching mechanism position and at the second position when the latching mechanism is at the second latching mechanism position.

[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

 

Support pole system for supporting articles
Patent No. 11178959 

Inventor(s): Jason Wallace (Huntsville, TX), Jordan Stockton (Cedar Hill, TX)
Assignee(s): High Dry LLC (Cedar Hill, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17015389 on 09/09/2020 (440 days app to issue)

Abstract: A support pole system for supporting articles above the ground or earth includes a support pole formed from at least two elongated pole sections that are movably coupled together so that the pole sections can be moved relative to one another between collapsed and extended positions to shorten and lengthen the support pole. An article head piece is coupled to an upper end of the support pole for attaching articles to the support pole. A base assembly couples to the lower end of the support pole and has a stake configured for insertion into the ground or earth for supporting the support pole in an upright position. The stake has projecting members that engage the ground or earth when the stake is inserted therein to prevent rotation of the stake about the longitudinal axis of the stake. A cross member is positioned at an upper end of the stake to form a footrest to facilitate insertion of the stake into the ground or earth.

[F16M] FRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS, OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS


Pump drivetrain damper system and control systems and methods for same
Patent No. 11181101 

Inventor(s): Joseph H. Byrne (Hudson Oaks, TX)
Assignee(s): SPM Oil Gas Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16408643 on 05/10/2019 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, there is provided a damper control system for a reciprocating pump assembly according to which control signals are sent to electromagnets. In another aspect, there is provided a method of dampening vibrations in a pump drivetrain according to which a beginning of torque variation is detected and at least a portion of the torque variation is negated. In another aspect, signals or data associated with pump characteristics are received from sensors, torque characteristics and damper response voltages per degree of crank angle are calculated, and control signals are sent to electromagnets. In another aspect, a damper system includes a fluid chamber configured to receive a magnetorheological fluid; a flywheel disposed at least partially within the fluid chamber and adapted to be operably coupled to a fluid pump crankshaft; and a magnetic device proximate the flywheel. The magnetic device applies a variable drag force to the flywheel.

[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)


Planetary gear carrier with hardened posts
Patent No. 11181187 

Inventor(s): Charles Hubert Speller, Jr. (Flower Mound, TX), Scott David Poster (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15967843 on 05/01/2018 (1302 days app to issue)

Abstract: A planetary gear system includes a planetary gear carrier having three or more posts extending from the planetary gear carrier, each post having a hardened exterior surface, and a planet pinion gear in contact with the hardened exterior surface of each post.

[F16H] GEARING


Fluid swivel
Patent No. 11181209 

Inventor(s): Todd Kenneth Wise (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16004376 on 06/09/2018 (1263 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fluid swivel includes at least two separate fluid paths extending therethrough, configured to convey fluid across a hinge. The fluid swivel includes a first end configured to be coupled to a first pair of lines on a first side of the hinge, a second end configured to be coupled to a second pair of lines on a second side of the hinge, a joint between the first end and the second end, a first pair of tubes extending from the first end to the joint, and a second pair of tubes extending from the joint to the second end, wherein the first and second tubes lie in a plane that is generally perpendicular to an axis of rotation of the joint.

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


Hybrid insulating panel, frame, and enclosure
Patent No. 11181315 

Inventor(s): Brian L. Reiger (Fort Worth, TX), Brian W. Ausburn (Fort Worth, TX), James M. Costanza (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): KPS GLOBAL LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16582147 on 09/25/2019 (790 days app to issue)

Abstract: An enclosure for use as a walk-in freezer or refrigerator includes a first panel and a second panel connected to the first panel. Each of the first and second panels includes a body having a frame coupled to the body. The frame includes a beam of a first material and a jacket of a second material at least partially enclosing the beam. An interior edge of the frame is adjacent to the body. An exterior edge is defined by the jacket and defines a joint member. The joint member of the first panel defines a groove, and the joint member of the second panel defines a protrusion adapted to engage the groove of the joint member of the first panel. At least one joint member includes a deformable portion that compresses when the joint member of the first panel engages with the joint member of the second panel.

[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)


 

P H Y S I C S

Adaptors with cavities
Patent No. 11178969 

Inventor(s): Alyssa O”Reilly (Fate, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. (Spring, TX)
Law Firm: Brooks Cameron Huebsch PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16723978 on 12/20/2019 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples an adaptor can comprise a first surface to be coupled to an enclosure of a first device, second surface opposite to the first surface to be coupled to an enclosure of a second device, and a cavity extending through the adapter to allow a mounting device to pass through the second surface and the first surface to be coupled to the enclosure of the first device.

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


Vehicle for detection of impaired drivers of other vehicles
Patent No. 11180023 

Inventor(s): Alexander T. Pham (San Jose, CA), Nutonya Lynn Parker (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16557809 on 08/30/2019 (816 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to various embodiments of the disclosed technology, a vehicle may detect impaired drivers of other vehicles. In some embodiments, a first vehicle, comprises a hardware processor; and a non-transitory machine-readable storage medium encoded with instructions executable by the hardware processor to perform a method to determine whether a driver of a second vehicle is impaired, the method comprising: collecting information concerning the second vehicle from one or more sensors mounted on the first vehicle; determining a driving behavior of a driver of the second vehicle based on the information collected by the first vehicle; comparing the determined driving behavior of the driver of the second vehicle with a baseline driving behavior; determining whether the driver of the second vehicle is impaired based on the comparing; and taking one or more actions responsive to determining that the driver of the second vehicle is impaired.

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


Systems and methods for key fob communication disconnection
Patent No. 11180114 

Inventor(s): Evan A. Vijithakumara (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16869067 on 05/07/2020 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to controlling a key fob. In one embodiment, a key fob, associated with a vehicle, includes an antenna, a control circuit including one or more processors and a memory communicably connected to the one or more processors, and a disable switch connected to the antenna and to the control circuit. The disable switch connects the antenna with the control circuit in a first state and disconnects the antenna from the control circuit in a second state.

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


Methods for performing tasks in a tank containing hazardous substances
Patent No. 11181438 

Inventor(s): David John Cassimatis (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): TANKBOTS, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Mossman, Kumar Tyler, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16766630 on 12/15/2017 (1439 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of performing a selected task in a tank containing an energetic substance uses an inherently safe mobile platform that includes a marker detector, a control unit, a power supply, a propulsion system, and an inherently safe enclosure. The inherently safe enclosure prevents a spark occurring inside the inherently safe enclosure from passing to an exterior of the inherently safe enclosure. All spark-generating components of the mobile platform are positioned inside the inherently safe enclosure. The method includes lowering the mobile platform into the tank, at least partially submerging the mobile platform in the energetic substance, and detecting a marker using the marker detector. No active physical carrier connects the mobile platform to an object exterior of the tank while the mobile platform is in the tank.

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


Fluid composition sensor device and method of using the same
Patent No. 11181456 

Inventor(s): Andy Walker Brown (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Honeywell International Inc. (Morris Plains, NJ)
Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16790918 on 02/14/2020 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to a collection media assembly for receiving one or more particles from a volume of fluid within a fluid composition sensor. In various embodiments, the collection media assembly comprises a housing, a transparent substrate, a collection media disposed upon the transparent substrate and configured to receive one or more particles from a volume of fluid received through a fluid inlet; and at least one alignment feature. The housing defines an open lower end configured for interaction with an imaging device, such that the one or more particles received by the collection media are visible through the transparent substrate from the open lower end. Each of the at least one alignment features is configured to engage a corresponding element disposed within the fluid composition sensor so as to constrain relative movement between the collection media assembly and the corresponding element in at least a first direction.

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


Systems and methods for high-resolution imaging
Patent No. 11181520 

Inventor(s): Baohong Yuan (Arlington, TX), Bingbing Cheng (Dallas, TX), Mingyuan Wei (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, the University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Nexsen Pruet, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16455157 on 06/27/2019 (880 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of imaging described herein comprises disposing a first and second ultrasound-switchable fluorophore in an environment; exposing the environment to an ultrasound beam to create an activation region; disposing the first and/or second fluorophore within the activation region to switch the first and/or second fluorophore from an off state to an on state; exposing the environment to a beam of electromagnetic radiation; detecting a first photoluminescence signal at a first location within the environment, the photoluminescence signal comprising at least one of a first ultrasound fluorescence signal emitted by the first fluorophore, a first fluorescence signal emitted by the second fluorophore, and a background signal; correlating the first photoluminescence signal with a first reference signal to generate a correlation coefficient for the first location; and multiplying the first photoluminescence signal by the first correlation coefficient for the first location to generate a first modified photoluminescence signal for the first location.

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


Operating addressable circuit inputting separate data/address signals from data input apparatus
Patent No. 11181578 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16508743 on 07/11/2019 (866 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for making device TAPs addressable to allow device TAPs to be accessed in a parallel arrangement without the need for having a unique TMS signal for each device TAP in the arrangement. According to the disclosure, device TAPs are addressed by inputting an address on the TDI input of devices on the falling edge of TCK. An address circuit within the device is associated with the device”s TAP and responds to the address input to either enable or disable access of the device”s TAP.

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


Providing a location as a service
Patent No. 11181643 

Inventor(s): Christopher N. Delregno (Garland, TX), Mohammed M. Rahman (Allen, TX), Sumanth S. Mallya (Dallas, TX), William F. Copeland (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16398839 on 04/30/2019 (938 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microservice node can receive a request for information identifying a corrected physical location of a client device. The request can include raw satellite data associated with the client device. The microservice node can convert the raw satellite data to a Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) format. The microservice node can determine, based on converting the raw satellite data to the RTCM format, an estimated physical location of the client device. The microservice node can receive, based on transmitting a request to a network real-time kinematics (RTK) device, corrections data associated with the estimated physical location of the client device. The microservice node can determine, using a cloud RTK engine, the corrected physical location of the client device based on the estimated physical location and corrections data. The microservice node can transmit, to the client device, the information identifying the corrected physical location of the client device.

[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


USB interface circuit and method for low power operation
Patent No. 11181966 

Inventor(s): Deric Wayne Waters (Dallas, TX), Gregory Wallis Collins (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15346865 on 11/09/2016 (1840 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include USB port controllers with a control circuit configured to switch from a normal first power mode to a second power mode for reduced power consumption in response a command from a port manager circuit, and to switch from the second power mode to the first power mode in response to detected activity on a communications connection, or a detected connection of a USB device to a USB port connector. After switching back to the first power mode in response to detected communications activity, the control circuit automatically switches operation of the USB port controller back to the second power mode unless a communications transaction addressed to the USB port controller is received within a non-zero certain time after switching from the second power mode to the first power mode.

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


Repetitive stress and compulsive anxiety prevention system
Patent No. 11181982 

Inventor(s): Tushar Kumar Jayantilal (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16051552 on 08/01/2018 (1210 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for reducing notifications on a user device to mitigate a user”s injury associated with repetitive stress of using the user device. One or more notifications associated with the user device are received. A notification profile associated with the user is generated based on the received one or more notifications. In response to a query, position data and vital sign data associated with the user is received. The received position data and vital sign data associated with the user is analyzed and a health score associated with the user is calculated based on analyzed position data and vital sign data. In response to determining the health score deviates from a threshold range, the generated notification profile associated with the user is modified. One or more notifications alerts are communicated to the user based on the modified notification profile.

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


Memory array accessibility
Patent No. 11182085 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Gary L. Howe (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16555293 on 08/29/2019 (817 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for memory array accessibility can include an apparatus with an array of memory cells. The array can include a first portion accessible by a controller of the array and inaccessible to devices external to the apparatus. The array can include a second portion accessible to the devices external to the apparatus. The array can include a number of registers that store row address that indicate which portion of the array is the first portion. The apparatus can include the controller configured to access the number of registers to allow access to the second portion by the devices external to the apparatus based on the stored row addresses.

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


Systems, devices, and methods for data migration
Patent No. 11182090 

Inventor(s): Patrick A. La Fratta (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Holland Hart LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16195045 on 11/19/2018 (1100 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for performing data migration operations using a memory system are described. The memory system may include a component, such as a controller, for facilitating a transfer of data between a first memory device that may implement a first memory technology (e.g., having a relatively fast access speed) and a second memory device that may implement a second memory technology (e.g., having a relatively large capacity). The component may receive an indication of the data migration operation from a host device and may initiate a transfer of data between the first and second memory devices. The controller may include one or more buffers to store data being transferred between the first and second memory devices. In some cases, the transfer of data between the first and second memory devices may occur within the memory system and without being transferred through the host device.

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


Streaming engine with short cut start instructions
Patent No. 11182200 

Inventor(s): Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA), Timothy Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15636686 on 06/29/2017 (1608 days app to issue)

Abstract: A streaming engine employed in a digital data processor specifies a fixed read only data stream recalled memory. Streams are started by one of two types of stream start instructions. A stream start ordinary instruction specifies a register storing a stream start address and a register of storing a stream definition template which specifies stream parameters. A stream start short-cut instruction specifies a register storing a stream start address and an implied stream definition template. A functional unit is responsive to a stream operand instruction to receive at least one operand from a stream head register. The stream template supports plural nested loops with short-cut start instructions limited to a single loop. The stream template supports data element promotion to larger data element size with sign extension or zero extension. A set of allowed stream short-cut start instructions includes various data sizes and promotion factors.

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


Systems, methods, and interfaces for vector input/output operations
Patent No. 11182212 

Inventor(s): Ashish Batwara (Fremont, CA), James G. Peterson (San Jose, CA), Michael Zappe (Arvada, CO), Nick Piggin (Yarralumla, , AU), Nisha Talagala (Livermore, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler Bean Adamson, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16371110 on 04/01/2019 (967 days app to issue)

Abstract: Data of a vector storage request pertaining to one or more disjoint, non-adjacent, and/or non-contiguous logical identifier ranges are stored contiguously within a log on a non-volatile storage medium. A request consolidation module modifies one or more sub-requests of the vector storage request in response to other, cached storage requests. Data of an atomic vector storage request may comprise persistent indicators, such as persistent metadata flags, to identify data pertaining to incomplete atomic storage requests. A restart recovery module identifies and excludes data of incomplete atomic operations.

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


Tracking events of interest
Patent No. 11182234 

Inventor(s): Subbayya Chowdary Yanamadala (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ARM LIMITED (Cambridge, , GB)
Law Firm: Talem IP Law, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16409314 on 05/10/2019 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for tracking events of interest can include at least one volatile counter; a nonvolatile storage coupled to the at least one volatile counter, the nonvolatile storage storing a bit for each top volatile count number of events identified by the at least one volatile counter; a backup power source coupled to the at least one volatile counter; and readout circuitry and control logic coupled to the one or more of the at least one volatile counter and to the nonvolatile storage, the readout circuitry and control logic being configured to control operations of the at least one volatile counter during an error event and determine a total number of events.

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


Systems and method for testing computing environments
Patent No. 11182275 

Inventor(s): Ajmal Karuthakantakath (Flower Mound, TX), Devi Kiran Gonuguntla (Flower Mound, TX), Maz Jawed Baig (Plano, TX), Palak Mathur (Celina, TX), Raghuram Madiraju (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17078685 on 10/23/2020 (396 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for improving data migration operations including testing and setup of computing environments. In one example, the method may include receiving data for one or more application programming interfaces (APIs). The method may further include generating one or more tests to test the one or more APIs in a first computing environment, testing the APIs, storing the results in a database, and performing a change data capture operation. The method may further include augmenting the one or more tests with the CDC data to generate an updated test. The method may further include testing, using the updated test, a second set of the one or more APIs and comparing the test results. The method may also include outputting a confidence score indicating a correlation between the first environment and the second environment.

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


Dynamic network database integration system
Patent No. 11182355 

Inventor(s): Abdul Rahim F. Mohammed (Richardson, TX), Pawan Kumar Shetty (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16857471 on 04/24/2020 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to apparatuses, systems, methods and computer program products for dynamic network database integration. Specifically, the system typically provides dynamic correlation, transformation and combination of data stored at a plurality of database locations. In some aspects, the system receives a retrieval request for retrieving one or more records. The system then typically retrieves, transforms and dynamically integrates unstructured data stored at disparate database locations to construct one or more structured records. The system may also construct the one or more structured records such that the one or more structured records are compatible with the user interface of the user device application API. The system may also be configured to facilitate dynamic modification of the retrieval request, in run-time, using custom HTTP headers.

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


Performing database file management using statistics maintenance and column similarity
Patent No. 11182394 

Inventor(s): Seyamak Amin (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15797925 on 10/30/2017 (1485 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing platform may perform computer database file management by implementing statistics maintenance and column similarity. The computing platform may receive an input table and determine a data type for the received input table. The computing platform may determine statistics relevant to the input table, and statistics relevant to historical tables of the data type. Statistics may include overlap, distribution, mean, standard deviation, percentile, median, and the like. Based on the determined statistics, the computing platform may determine a similarity score between the input table and the historical tables. Based on the statistics and column similarity, the computing platform may perform database file management, such as storing records, updating records, identifying data anomalies, sending alerts related to identified data anomalies, moving records, tagging records, and the like. The computing platform may send alerts related to identified data anomalies to remote devices.

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


Domain crossing in executing instructions in computer processors
Patent No. 11182507 

Inventor(s): Steven Jeffrey Wallach (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig (27 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16520299 on 07/23/2019 (854 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods related to securing domain crossing using domain access tables are described. For example, a computer processor can have registers configured to store locations of domain access tables respectively for predefined, non-hierarchical domains. Each respective domain access table can be pre-associated with a respective domain and can have entries configured to identify entry points of the respective domain. The processor is configured to enforce domain crossing in instruction execution using the domain access tables and to prevent arbitrary and/or unauthorized domain crossing.

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


Converting chart data
Patent No. 11182606 

Inventor(s): Romelia H Flores (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16572914 on 09/17/2019 (798 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for generating tables from charts. The techniques include determining a chart type of a selected chart. The techniques include determining a plurality of chart elements of the selected chart. Further, the techniques include determining a plurality of measurements of a plurality of data representations of the selected chart. Additionally, the techniques include determining a plurality of corresponding numeric values for the measurements based on the chart elements. Also, the techniques include generating a data table comprising the chart elements and the corresponding numeric values.

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


Methods and system for inferring perception based on augmented feature maps of a perception network
Patent No. 11182652 

Inventor(s): Hongsheng Lu (San Jose, CA), Prashant Tiwari (Santa Clara, CA), Rui Guo (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16542715 on 08/16/2019 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure takes the form of a method carried out by a perception-network device. The perception-network device provides a first perspective view of a scene to a first branch of a neural network, and generates a feature map via the first branch based on the first perspective view. The perception-network device augments the generated feature map with features of a complementary feature map generated by a second branch of the neural network provided with a second perspective view of the scene. The perception-network device generates a perception inference via the neural network based on the augmented feature map.

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


System and method for determining coating requirements
Patent No. 11182712 

Inventor(s): William S. Daniel (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY (Cleveland, OH)
Law Firm: Shumaker Sieffert, P.A. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15511198 on 09/25/2015 (2251 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for determining coating requirements with one or more computer-based systems, which includes receiving image files of a structure (e.g., a building), identifying one or more surfaces of the structure to be coated based on the received image files, determining a surface area for each of one or more surfaces to be coated, receiving coating application information, calculating a coating amount for each of the one or more surfaces to be coated based on the calculated surface area and the received coating application information, and optionally, communicating the calculated coating amounts.

[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]


Medication workflow management
Patent No. 11182728 

Inventor(s): Thomas William Utech (Dallas, TX), William Lee Webster (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): CareFusion 303, Inc. (San Diego, CA)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14891962 on 05/22/2014 (2742 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for managing preparation, delivery, and recycling of a medication for a patient are provided. In one aspect, a method includes interfacing with a medication preparation component, an inventory management component, a delivery management component, and a medication recycling management component. The medication preparation component fulfills a plurality of medication orders based on a first set of parameters. The medication preparation component cannot interface directly with the parameters for the other components. The method includes providing the medication preparation component the first set of parameters based on the parameters for the other components. In another aspect, a method includes receiving a plurality of medication orders, providing preparation instructions when a medication order cannot be fulfilled by unused medications, providing delivery instructions for the medications, and receiving delivery verifications. Machine-readable media are also provided. NULL


Visualizing vehicle part replacement information using extended reality
Patent No. 11182750 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Anna, TX), Olalekan Awoyemi (Prosper, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX), Sunil Vasisht (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16861498 on 04/29/2020 (573 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device having extended reality capabilities receives a video feed including one or more video frames depicting an object. The device provides the one or more video frames to a first machine learning model that identifies the object and one or more parts of the object that are depicted in the one or more video frames, and obtains positional tracking information that represents a position and an orientation associated with the object depicted in the one or more video frames relative to a coordinate space. The device identifies a plurality of parts from the one or more parts of the object that are depicted in the one or more video frames and determines, using one or more second machine learning models, information regarding the plurality of parts and information regarding one or more replacement parts.

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


System and method for location-based individualized content and mobile wallet offers
Patent No. 11182768 

Inventor(s): Cameron Fowler (Fort Worth, TX), Matthew Sullivan (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): Digital Seat Media, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Vos-IP, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17249613 on 03/06/2021 (262 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for displaying customized mobile content to users at a venue via a user device, includes a server system in conjunction with a plurality of machine-readable codes mounted within the venue. The server system performs the following steps: providing mobile content in a database; collecting user data associated with the user; receiving a request from one of the user devices, the request being generated by scanning one of the machine-readable codes with the user device; determining the user data associated with the user who scanned the machine-readable code; selecting, based upon the user data, customized mobile content from the mobile content in the database; and providing the customized mobile content to the user device.

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


Block chain encryption tags
Patent No. 11182781 

Inventor(s): Manu J. Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15956540 on 04/18/2018 (1315 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that includes a device with a processor is configured to receive a first set of data elements and to obtain an encryption key from a memory. The processor is further configured to encrypt the first set of data elements using the encryption key, to embed the first set of encrypted data elements within a first block for the block chain, and to generate a first encrypted element map identifying the locations of the first set of encrypted data elements within the first block. The processor is further configured to combine the encryption key with the first encrypted element map to generate a creator tag, to encrypt the creator tag, to embed the creator tag within the first block, and to publish the first block to a block chain.

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


Enhanced information delivery during a customer support session
Patent No. 11182845 

Inventor(s): Amir Hossein Arabkheradmand (San Francisco, CA), Cara Yvonne Stallone (Sausalito, CA), Natasha Lloyd (Ashland, MA), Nathan Henderson (Vail, AZ)
Assignee(s): BILT Inc. (Grapevine, TX)
Law Firm: Attentive Law (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16398029 on 04/29/2019 (939 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are provided herein for providing information during a life cycle of a user”s engagement with a product or service. A wireless device is configured to, in response to processing a computer readable artifact after the user has acquired the product or service, transmit a request for first information pertaining to the product or service. A computer is configured to retrieve the first information without regard for the life cycle of the product or service. The computer is further configured to retrieve supplemental information pertaining to the product or service, and provide the first information together with the supplemental information to the wireless device. The supplemental information retrieved varies depending on a current state of the life cycle.

[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]


Techniques to facilitate online commerce by leveraging user activity
Patent No. 11182847 

Inventor(s): Avid Ghamsari (Frisco, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16732658 on 01/02/2020 (691 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to techniques to facilitate online commerce by leveraging user activity, specifically search activity for goods/services on an online platform. As described herein, the online platform refers to a turnkey e-commerce solution that enterprises use to manage electronic transactions involving their goods/services. Some techniques are directed to an improved online platform operative to predict a user”s intention behind a search query and after a consider number of search queries, to have that search query as a dynamic search filter for the online platform. Other embodiments are described and claimed.

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


System and method for high precision multi-aperture spectral imaging
Patent No. 11182888 

Inventor(s): Brian McCall (Dallas, TX), Jason Dwight (Dallas, TX), Jeffrey E. Thatcher (Irving, TX), John Michael DiMaio (Dallas, TX), Wensheng Fan (Plano, TX), Zhicun Gao (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): SPECTRAL MD, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe Martens Olson Bear, LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16988064 on 08/07/2020 (473 days app to issue)

Abstract: Generally described, one or more aspects of the present application correspond to systems and techniques for spectral imaging using a multi-aperture system with curved multi-bandpass filters positioned over each aperture. The present disclosure further relates to techniques for implementing spectral unmixing and image registration to generate a spectral datacube using image information received from such imaging systems. Aspects of the present disclosure relate to using such a datacube to analyze the imaged object, for example to analyze tissue in a clinical setting, perform biometric recognition, or perform materials analysis.

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


Dense optical flow processing in a computer vision system
Patent No. 11182908 

Inventor(s): Anish Reghunath (Plano, TX), Hetul Sanghvi (Murphy, TX), Michael Peter Lachmayr (Boxford, MA), Mihir Narendra Mody (Bangalore, , IN), Niraj Nandan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16585333 on 09/27/2019 (788 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer vision system is provided that includes an image generation device configured to generate consecutive two dimensional (2D) images of a scene, and a dense optical flow engine (DOFE) configured to determine a dense optical flow map for pairs of the consecutive 2D images, wherein, for a pair of consecutive 2D images, the DOFE is configured to perform a predictor based correspondence search for each paxel in a current image of the pair of consecutive 2D images, wherein, for an anchor pixel in each paxel, the predictor based correspondence search evaluates a plurality of predictors to select a best matching pixel in a reference image of the pair of consecutive 2D images, and determine optical flow vectors for each pixel in a paxel based on the best matching pixel selected for the anchor pixel of the paxel.

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


Automated determination of muscle mass from images
Patent No. 11182920 

Inventor(s): Ashley Tucker (Dallas, TX), Cassidy Gobbell (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Talem IP Law, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16396021 on 04/26/2019 (942 days app to issue)

Abstract: Automated determination of muscle mass from images can be carried by performing a thresholding process to an image file to generate a contrasted image, and segmenting pixels of the contrasted image into bone and not bone. The system can distinguish muscle from organ for the pixels segmented as not bone by determining a location of a rib cage of the patient using the pixels segmented as bone, and removing pixels segmented as not bone that are located within the location of the rib cage. The system can calculate a volume of muscle based on remaining pixels segmented as not bone; calculate a total muscle mass based on the volume of muscle; and provide the total muscle mass of the patient. The total muscle mass of the patient can then be used for applications including calculating a glomerular filtration rate.

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


Lotless storage of vehicle inventory
Patent No. 11183065 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Anna, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16906447 on 06/19/2020 (522 days app to issue)

Abstract: A server device may receive a first request to utilize surplus parking spaces available at one or more locations from a first device associated with an organization having an inventory of vehicles to be stored in the surplus parking spaces. The server device may process, between the organization and one or more parking providers associated with the one or more locations, a transaction allocating the surplus parking spaces to the organization. The server device may receive, from a second device, a second request to use a vehicle in the inventory from a starting location. The server device may determine, from among the surplus parking spaces allocated to the organization, a storage location for the vehicle that differs from the starting location and transmit, to the second device, a notification indicating that the vehicle is ready for use based on the vehicle having been moved to the starting location.

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


VR emulator aboard aircraft
Patent No. 11183077 

Inventor(s): Daniel Brent McCall (Keller, TX), Joshua Peter Riccobono (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15936894 on 03/27/2018 (1337 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods include providing a virtual reality (”VR”) flight teleport system that includes a master aircraft and a plurality of remote slave aircraft connected through a network. A flight emulator in the master aircraft allows a user in the master aircraft to ”teleport” into a remote slave vehicle in order to observe and/or assume control of the remote slave aircraft. Motion of, orientation of, and/or forces acting on the remote stave vehicle are emulated to the user of the master vehicle through a pilot control interface, a motion-control seat, and a head-mounted display to provide real-time feedback to the user of the master aircraft. Inputs made via the pilot control interface of the flight emulator system in the master aircraft are transferred through the network into the flight control system of the remote slave vehicle to control operation of the remote slave vehicle.

[G09B] EDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS


Systems and methods for sharing driver coaching data
Patent No. 11183082 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey D. Gaither (Brighton, MI), Joshua D. Payne (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16851028 on 04/16/2020 (586 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods of sharing driver coaching data are provided. Driver coaching systems learn the characteristics of a deceleration or acceleration event. Driver coaching data may be determined with the goal of increasing operating efficiency, such as recouping energy while operating a vehicle that can recapture energy. Coaching cues are provided to the driver so that the vehicle can be operated in a way that achieves the goal of increasing recouped energy. Driver coaching data can also be shared. For example, an estimated operating efficiency that is associated with previously operating a first vehicle based on previous coaching data can be compared to a measured operating efficiency associated with currently operation a second vehicle. Based on the comparison, coaching cues may be presented to the drive of the second vehicle without the second vehicle having to perform its own learning process for the driver coaching function.

[G09B] EDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS


System and method for ground-based advertising
Patent No. 11183088 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Elias Blumenthal (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Standley Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16718648 on 12/18/2019 (706 days app to issue)

Abstract: An advertising unit advertising unit includes a back unit adapted to be secured to a parking lot. A cover comprising a transparent or translucent material is mounted to the back unit to define a cavity. The cover is adapted to withstand the weight of a vehicle passing over or resting atop the cover without experiencing fracture or inelastic deformation. An electronic display is positioned within the cavity.

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


Non-volatile semiconductor memory device adapted to store a multi-valued data in a single memory cell
Patent No. 11183235 

Inventor(s): Jian Chen (San Jose, CA), Tomoharu Tanaka (Yokohama, , JP)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16887306 on 05/29/2020 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile semiconductor memory device includes an electrically data rewritable non-volatile semiconductor memory cell and a write circuit for writing data in the memory cell, the write circuit writing a data in the memory cells by supplying a write voltage Vpgm and a write control voltage VBL to the memory cell, continuing the writing of the data in the memory cell by changing the value of the write control voltage VBL in response to an advent of a first write state of the memory cell and inhibiting any operation of writing a data to the memory cell by further changing the value of the write control voltage VBL to Vdd in response to an advent of a second write state of the memory cell.

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


Timing control of voltage supply during polarity transition
Patent No. 11183237 

Inventor(s): Byung Sick Moon (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig (27 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17037495 on 09/29/2020 (420 days app to issue)

Abstract: A timing control circuit in an integrated circuit memory device. The circuit has an input line, a first output line and a second output line. The input line configured to receive a control signal for the timing control circuit to generate, a first selection input on the first output line and a second selection input on the second output line. In response to the control signal transitioning from a first state to a second state, the first selection input completes a first transition before the second selection input starts a second transition (e.g., for selection between 0V and 4.5V); and in response to the control signal transitioning from the second state to the first state, the second selection input completes a third transition before the first selection input starts fourth transition (e.g., for selection between 5V and 1.2V). The sequential transitions avoid simultaneous selection of 5V and 4.5V.

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


System and method for optimizing nuclear imaging appropriateness decisions
Patent No. 11183280 

Inventor(s): David Yaron (Haifa, , IL), Efrat Erps (Givatayim, , IL), Scott Finfer (Dallas, TX), Wiliam C Daniel (Overland Park, KS)
Assignee(s): Emerge Clinical Solutions, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Rosenthal Pauerstein Sandoloski Agather, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16600629 on 10/14/2019 (771 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems of accelerating the adoption of a medical treatment by healthcare providers are disclosed. The methods include providing to a healthcare provider a set of selectable criteria for determining whether a specific medical treatment is indicated for a particular patient, analyzing the criteria selected, and indicating to the healthcare provider whether the medical treatment is indicated. A system and methods are provided which are suitable for optimizing the use of nuclear imaging for assessing risks of cardiovascular disorders and, when appropriate, for implementing intervention strategies to reduce such risks. NULL


Pellicle removal tool
Patent No. 11183410 

Inventor(s): Hilario Ar-Miguel Alvarez (Flower Mound, TX), Jesse Eugene Williams, II (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): PHOTRONICS, INC. (Brookfield, CT)
Law Firm: Amster, Rothstein Ebenstein LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15960963 on 04/24/2018 (1309 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pellicle removal tool including a stage that holds a photomask and an associated pellicle, two or more arms positioned around the stage and configured to engage pellicle side wells of the pellicle, and two or more actuators each configured to adjust at least a vertical position of a corresponding one of the two or more arms so as to apply a lifting force to the pellicle for removal of the pellicle from the photomask.

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


System and apparatus for providing network assistance for traffic handling in downlink streaming
Patent No. 11184417 

Inventor(s): Imed Bouazizi (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): QUALCOMM Incorporated (San Diego, CA)
Law Firm: Shumaker Sieffert, P.A. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17064529 on 10/06/2020 (413 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are provided for streaming service in a fifth generation (5G) system (5GS) network. Various embodiments may provide for selecting appropriate network slices for provisioning media content and streaming service over the network. Desired network slice features may be indicated that correspond to service information.

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


 

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Apparatus and method for camera view selection/suggestion
Patent No. 11180090 

Inventor(s): Coh L. Yoshizaki (Wixom, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16743883 on 01/15/2020 (678 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and a method for camera view selection for a first vehicle are provided. The apparatus can include camera modules and processing circuitry. The camera modules are configured to use first camera views to show a surrounding environment of the first vehicle. The processing circuitry can obtain view selection information that indicates at least one of: one or more reference camera views and road information for the first vehicle. The processing circuitry can determine, based on the view selection information, a candidate camera view for the first vehicle from the first camera views and select one of the first camera views for a user of the first vehicle based on at least one of the candidate camera view and a user preference.

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


Mixed cation perovskite material devices
Patent No. 11180660 

Inventor(s): Jerred A. Chute (Dallas, TX), Kamil Mielczarek (Rowlett, TX), Michael D. Irwin (Dallas, TX), Vivek V. Dhas (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CUBIC PEROVSKITE LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts LLP (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16436538 on 06/10/2019 (897 days app to issue)

Abstract: Photovoltaic devices such as solar cells, hybrid solar cell-batteries, and other such devices may include an active layer disposed between two electrodes. The active layer may have perovskite material and other material such as mesoporous material, interfacial layers, thin-coat interfacial layers, and combinations thereof. The perovskite material may be photoactive. The perovskite material may be disposed between two or more other materials in the photovoltaic device. Inclusion of these materials in various arrangements within an active layer of a photovoltaic device may improve device performance. Other materials may be included to further improve device performance, such as, for example: additional perovskites, and additional interfacial layers.

[H01G] CAPACITORS; CAPACITORS, RECTIFIERS, DETECTORS, SWITCHING DEVICES, LIGHT-SENSITIVE OR TEMPERATURE-SENSITIVE DEVICES OF THE ELECTROLYTIC TYPE (selection of specified materials as dielectric H01B 3/00; capacitors with potential-jump or surface barrier H01L 29/00)


Multi-services application gateway and system employing the same
Patent No. 11183282 

Inventor(s): Alvin R. McQuarters (Euless, TX), Amir Ansari (Plano, TX), George A. Cowgill (Farmersville, TX), Jude P. Ramayya (Richardson, TX), Ramprakash Masina (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): KIP PROD PI LP (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16889347 on 06/01/2020 (540 days app to issue)

Abstract: An intelligent gateway device provided at a premise (home or business) for providing and managing application services associated with use and support of a plurality of digital endpoint devices associated with the premises. The device includes a communications and processing infrastructure integrated with a peer and presence messaging based communications protocol for enabling communications between the device and an external support network and between the device and connected digital endpoint devices. A services framework at the gateway device implements the communications and processing infrastructure for enabling service management, service configuration, and authentication of user of services at the intelligent gateway. The framework provides a storage and execution environment for supporting and executing received service logic modules relating to use, management, and support of the digital endpoint devices. Thus, the gateway device provides a network-based services point of presence for a plurality of digital endpoint devices at the premises.

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


Stress buffer layer in embedded package
Patent No. 11183441 

Inventor(s): Anindya Poddar (Sunnyvale, CA), Hau Thanh Nguyen (San Jose, CA), Kengo Aoya (Oita, , JP), Masamitsu Matsuura (Oita, , JP), Mutsumi Masumoto (Oita, , JP), Vivek Kishorechand Arora (San Jose, CA), Woochan Kim (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16808018 on 03/03/2020 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed principles provide a stress buffer layer between an IC die and heat spreader used to dissipate heat from the die. The stress buffer layer comprises distributed pairs of conductive pads and a corresponding set of conductive posts formed on the conductive pads. In one embodiment, the stress buffer layer may comprise conductive pads laterally distributed over non-electrically conducting surfaces of an embedded IC die to thermally conduct heat from the IC die. In addition, such a stress buffer layer may comprise conductive posts laterally distributed and formed directly on each of the conductive pads. Each of the conductive posts thermally conduct heat from respective conductive pads. In addition, each conductive post may have a lateral width less than a lateral width of its corresponding conductive pad. A heat spreader is then formed over the conductive posts which thermally conducts heat from the conductive posts through the heat spreader.

[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]


Electronic device having inverted lead pins
Patent No. 11183450 

Inventor(s): Chang-Yen Ko (Taipei, , TW), J K Ho (New Taipei, , TW)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16892066 on 06/03/2020 (538 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device (e.g., integrated circuit) and method of making the electronic device is provided that reduces a strength of an electric field generated outside a package of the electronic device proximate to the low voltage lead pins. The electronic device includes a low voltage side and a high voltage side. The low voltage side includes a low voltage die attached to a low voltage die attach pad. Similarly, the high voltage side includes a high voltage die attached to a high voltage die attach pad. Lead pins are attached to each of the low and high voltage attach pads and extend out from a package of the electronic device in an inverted direction.

[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]


Embedded die packaging with integrated ceramic substrate
Patent No. 11183460 

Inventor(s): Anindya Poddar (Sunnyvale, CA), Kengo Aoya (Oita, , JP), Mutsumi Masumoto (Oita, , JP), Vivek Kishorechand Arora (San Jose, CA), Woochan Kim (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16132906 on 09/17/2018 (1163 days app to issue)

Abstract: Packaged electronic devices and integrated circuits include a ceramic material or other thermally conductive, electrically insulating substrate with a patterned electrically conductive feature on a first side, and an electrically conductive layer on a second side. The IC further includes a semiconductor die mounted to the substrate, the semiconductor die including an electrically conductive contact structure, and an electronic component, with an electrically insulating lamination structure enclosing the semiconductor die, the frame and the thermal transfer structure. A redistribution layer with a conductive structure is electrically connected to the electrically conductive contact structure.

[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]


Electronic assemblies incorporating heat flux routing structures for thermoelectric generation
Patent No. 11183624 

Inventor(s): Ercan Mehmet Dede (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: 16214607 on 12/10/2018 (1079 days app to issue)

Abstract: Electronic assemblies for thermoelectric generation are disclosed. In one embodiment, an electronic assembly includes a substrate having a first surface and a second surface, and a conductive plane and a plurality of thermal guide traces position on the first surface of the substrate. The conductive plane includes a plurality of arms radially extending from a central region. The plurality of thermal guide traces surrounds the conductive plane, and is shaped and positioned to guide heat flux present on or within the substrate toward the central region of the conductive plane. The electronic assembly may also include a thermoelectric generator device thermally coupled to the central region of the conductive plane, and a plurality of heat generating devices coupled to the second surface of the substrate.

[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]


Configurable communication system using stacked antennas
Patent No. 11183773 

Inventor(s): Frank Carlo Pallone (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): HOOK”D WIFI INC. (Lubbock, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16394409 on 04/25/2019 (943 days app to issue)

Abstract: A configurable wireless communications module may include a first antenna layer having one or more antenna operating at a first wireless radio band; a second antenna layer having one or more antenna operating at a second wireless radio band; and a support structure for supporting the first antenna layer and the second antenna layer in a stacked configuration. The first antenna layer and/or the second antenna layer may be divided into sectors, with a directional antenna assigned to each sector, and with each directional antenna operating on a designated channel. Antenna layers may be individually accessed and removed/inserted for ease of maintenance and enhancement of function. An optional accessory module may support additional sensors and elements beyond antennas to allow for enhanced customization based on the intended application.

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


Methods, apparatus, and systems to facilitate a fault triggered diode emulation mode of a transistor
Patent No. 11183832 

Inventor(s): Nathan Richard Schemm (Rowlett, TX), Salil Chellappan (Bangalore, , IN), Serkan Dusmez (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16366813 on 03/27/2019 (972 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus to facilitate a fault triggered diode emulation mode of a transistor. An example apparatus includes a driver to output a control signal to a gate terminal of a transistor of a power converter; and a diode emulation control circuit to, in response to determining a fault corresponding to the transistor, enable the transistor when current flows in a direction from a source terminal of the transistor to a drain terminal of the transistor.

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


Cooling system for vehicle motor drive
Patent No. 11183901 

Inventor(s): 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: 16874945 on 05/15/2020 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cooling system simultaneously cools both a power module and a vehicle motor. A vehicle motor housing is provided in thermal communication with a plurality of manifolds. Each manifold defines a cooling fluid inlet, a cooling fluid outlet, and a distribution recess providing fluid communication. The distribution recess may be defined by a wall having an exterior major surface in thermal communication with the vehicle motor. A manifold fluid insert may be disposed within the distribution recess, defining a plurality of inlet branch channels and outlet branch channels. A power module may be coupled to the manifold and a heat sink feature. A flow of coolant fluid is provided from each cooling fluid inlet, through the inlet branch channels of the manifold fluid insert for impingement with the heat sink feature, returning through the outlet branch channels and to the cooling fluid outlet of the respective manifold.

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


Power-save mode pulse gating control for switching converter
Patent No. 11183930 

Inventor(s): Jian Liang (Shanghai, , CN), Wei Zhao (Shanghai, , CN), Weiwei Xiong (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16426942 on 05/30/2019 (908 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical communication system includes a light source and an output capacitor coupled to the light source. The system also includes a switching converter circuit coupled to the output capacitor. The switching converter circuit is configured to provide an output voltage to the output capacitor based on an active mode and a power-save mode. The switching converter circuit includes a controller configured to perform pulse gating in the power-save mode based on a timer and a comparison of the output voltage with a voltage threshold.

[H05B] ELECTRIC HEATING; ELECTRIC LIGHTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Window based supply voltage conditioning circuit for noise filtering
Patent No. 11183975 

Inventor(s): Sahiti Priya C (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16504385 on 07/08/2019 (869 days app to issue)

Abstract: A supply voltage conditioning circuit comprises a differential amplifier, a comparator, a sample and hold (S/H) circuit, and a delay circuit. The differential amplifier receives an input supply voltage and a reference voltage, and outputs a difference signal. The comparator receives the difference signal and a value representative of a noise margin, and outputs a control signal indicative of whether the difference signal is greater than the value representative of the noise margin. The S/H circuit samples the input supply voltage in response to the control signal indicating the difference signal is greater than the noise margin, and outputs a substantially noise free supply voltage. This allows the output supply voltage to track underlying changes in the input supply voltage but filter out noise in the input supply voltage. The delay circuit receives and delays the output supply voltage to generate the reference voltage.

[H03G] CONTROL OF AMPLIFICATION (impedance networks, e.g. attenuators, H03H; control of transmission in lines H04B 3/04)


High voltage output stage
Patent No. 11183976 

Inventor(s): Bhuvanesh Radhakrishnan Kulasekaran (Kumbakonam, , IN), Munaf Hussain Shaik (Tucson, AZ), Steven Graham Brantley (Satellite Beach, FL)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16708660 on 12/10/2019 (714 days app to issue)

Abstract: An amplifier circuit includes a high-voltage output stage. The high-voltage output stage includes an output terminal, a high-side output circuit, a low-side output circuit, and a feedback circuit. The high-side output circuit sources current to the output terminal, and includes a high-side input transistor, a first high-side cascode transistor coupled to the high-side input transistor, and a second high-side cascode transistor coupled to the first high-side cascode transistor and the output terminal. The low-side output circuit sinks current from the output terminal, and includes a low-side input transistor, a first low-side cascode transistor coupled to the low-side input transistor, and a second low-side cascode transistor coupled to the first low-side cascode transistor and the output terminal. The feedback circuit is configured to bias the second high-side cascode transistor and the second low-side cascode transistor based on a sense voltage generated by the high-side output circuit or the low-side output circuit.

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


Recovery control for power converter
Patent No. 11183977 

Inventor(s): Jiun Heng Goh (Cupertino, CA), Robert Gregory Blattner (Sunnyvale, CA), Tawen Mei (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16264311 on 01/31/2019 (1027 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a first amplifier and a second amplifier. The first amplifier includes an inverting input configured to be coupled to a feedback node of an output of a power converter, a first non-inverting input configured to couple to a first voltage node, a second non-inverting input, and an output. The second amplifier includes an inverting input coupled to the output of the first amplifier, a non-inverting input coupled to a second voltage node, and an output. The device also includes a first transistor coupled to the output of the first amplifier and having a control terminal coupled to the output of the second amplifier, a capacitor coupled to a ground node and to the second non-inverting input of the first amplifier, and a current node coupled to the capacitor.

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


Power amplifier having a spread of graded outputs
Patent No. 11183980 

Inventor(s): Brian W. Huber (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16925590 on 07/10/2020 (501 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques described herein are related to spread amplifier having a differential amplifier spread (DAS) configured to receive a pair of input signals and to provide a plurality of graded outputs each having different output levels. The spread amplifier further includes a final driver stage having a plurality of final drivers, wherein each of the final drivers is configured to receive a respective one of the plurality of graded outputs. The spread amplifier may be used for the regulation of various voltages such as VDQS and VARY.

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


Adaptive voltage clamps and related methods
Patent No. 11184000 

Inventor(s): Abidur Rahman (Richardson, TX), Eung Jung Kim (Allen, TX), Sualp Aras (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16001551 on 06/06/2018 (1266 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture providing adaptive voltage clamps are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a voltage clamp to clamp a drain-to-source voltage of a transistor to a first voltage when the drain-to-source voltage exceeds the first voltage, and a controller to generate a control signal to direct the voltage clamp to clamp the drain-to-source voltage to a second voltage different from the first voltage based on a fault signal.

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


Reference signals generated using internal loads
Patent No. 11184015 

Inventor(s): Abhrarup Barman Roy (Kolkata, , IN), Ankur Chauhan (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15873758 on 01/17/2018 (1406 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a device comprises a first driver coupled to a first node, the first node to couple to a first load external to the device. The device comprises a second driver coupled to a second node, the second node coupled to a second load internal to the device. The device comprises a comparison circuit having an inverting input coupled to the first node and a non-inverting input coupled to the second node. Sizes of the second driver and the second load are configured proportionately to sizes of the first driver and the first load, respectively.

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


Device, network, and method for CSI feedback of hybrid beamforming
Patent No. 11184073 

Inventor(s): Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Qian Cheng (Aurora, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16782011 on 02/04/2020 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided to provide for Channel State Information (CSI) feedback of hybrid beamforming. In a first example embodiment, a method for signaling a beamforming reference signal (BFRS) is provided. A resource block is created for the BFRS, the resource block containing a plurality of resource elements, each resource element defined by a time-frequency resource within one subcarrier and one multiplexing symbol. A total number of analog transmit beams for the BFRS is then determined, along with grouping information for the analog transmit beams for the BFRS. Then, the resource block, the total number of analog beams, and the grouping information are transmitted from a first network controller to a user equipment (UE). Then the BFRS is transmitted from the first network controller to the UE.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for providing network support services and premises gateway support infrastructure
Patent No. 11184188 

Inventor(s): Alvin R. McQuarters (Euless, TX), Amir Ansari (Plano, TX), George A. Cowgill (Farmersville, TX), Jude P. Ramayya (Richardson, TX), Ramprakash Masina (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): KIP PROD PI LP (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16842518 on 04/07/2020 (595 days app to issue)

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

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


Communication devices, systems, software and methods employing symbol waveform hopping
Patent No. 11184201 

Inventor(s): Jerrold Prothero (Delray Beach, FL)
Assignee(s): Astrapi Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Law Office of Michael Antone (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16952066 on 11/18/2020 (370 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods of the present invention facilitate secure communication by altering the set of symbol waveforms that may be in use in particular symbol times defined herein as Symbol Waveform Hopping. SWH may be enabled by selecting two or more modulation formats that have sufficiently comparable communication performance (e.g., occupied bandwidth and signal power efficiency), but characterized by symbol waveform alphabet that include different symbol waveform, so that the overall transmission/communication performance of data stream in a signal transmission channel of the system is not significantly affected by switching between modulation formats. Some or all of the symbol waveforms in each alphabet may not be present in other alphabets.

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


Self-optimizing fabric architecture and self-assembling network
Patent No. 11184234 

Inventor(s): Kaniz A. Mahdi (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Ciena Corporation (Hanover, MD)
Law Firm: Clements Bernard Baratta (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16849129 on 04/15/2020 (587 days app to issue)

Abstract: A controller associated with a domain includes a network interface; one or more processors communicatively coupled to the network interface; and memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the one or more processors to communicate with one or more additional controllers via the network interface, wherein each of the one or more additional controllers is in one or more additional domains, and wherein each domain provides different characteristics, utilize at least part of a control pattern to obtain requirements for a service, and cause, utilizing any of a peer relationship and a hierarchical relationship with the one or more additional controllers, at least part of implementation of a composition of resources to meet the requirements for the service, wherein the composition defines the resources provided in each domain for the service, and wherein the composition is based on the requirements and the different characteristics in each domain.

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


Service function chaining congestion tracking
Patent No. 11184283 

Inventor(s): Donald Eggleston Eastlake, III (Davenport, FL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16140085 on 09/24/2018 (1156 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method tracks congestion in a service function chain. The method includes receiving a packet at a service function forwarding node of the service function chain, the packet having an information packet, a transport header, and a network service header, forwarding the packet to a service function in accordance with the network service header, detecting congestion, and updating a congestion field in the network service header to indicate congestion was encountered in the service function chain.

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


Multifunction wireless device
Patent No. 11184342 

Inventor(s): Christopher McNitt (Fort Worth, TX), Stephen Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16993391 on 08/14/2020 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: A communication device and system are disclosed for providing communication and data services to residents of a controlled facility. The device can be restricted to communicating only using an internet protocol so as to restrict the device communication to an internal intranet. Wireless access points may be disposed throughout the environment to route calls and data between the device and a central processing center. By converting a protocol of the communications received from the device to a protocol used by the central processing center, minimal modifications to the central processing center are needed to support a wireless communication infrastructure. Many restrictions and safeguards may be implemented within the phone and system in order to prevent improper use.

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


Security tool
Patent No. 11184351 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16559813 on 09/04/2019 (811 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a hardware processor, a virtual host, and a first subsystem. The processor receives a request indicating that a user is seeking to access the first subsystem. The processor uses the virtual host to perform a first authentication of the user, without yet connecting the user to the first subsystem, based on the login credentials of the user. In response to performing the first authentication, the virtual host provides the user with access to the first subsystem. The first subsystem then generates a key associated with the user and stores the key in a database. The first subsystem splits the key into a first part and a second part. The first subsystem additionally sends the first part to the user, for storage in an authentication string stored in a device of the user. The first subsystem also stores the second part in a second authentication server.

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


Method, system and apparatus for interacting with a digital work
Patent No. 11184448 

Inventor(s): Federico Fraccaroli (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16572555 on 09/16/2019 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method, a system, and an apparatus are presented for mediating ambiance outputs among a plurality of users located in a common area. In some implementations, said ambiance outputs can be adaptive or interactive shared digital works. In other implementations, said ambiance outputs can be shared mediated augmented reality. In other implementations, said ambiance outputs can be the result of hierarchical schemes and algorithms. In another embodiment a method, system, and apparatus is presented for extracting and/or storing previously tagged items from a digital work.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Streaming conversion
Patent No. 11184455 

Inventor(s): Symreet Mann (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): T-Mobile USA, Inc. (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Lee Hayes, P.C. (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17228623 on 04/12/2021 (225 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying conversion eligible legacy user profiles for conversion from a legacy production environment to a production operating environment are discussed herein. The system can include an eligibility engine configured to determine the conversion eligible legacy profiles within the legacy operating environment, a conversion coordinator configured to monitor the conversion process and provide information during the conversion process, and a data injection system that creates the production user profiles within the production operating environment while the production operating environment is live. The system can identify the conversion eligible legacy user profiles, replicate the legacy user profiles within a conversion environment, resolve eligibility issues associated with the legacy user profiles, and map information from the legacy user profiles to a production user profile.

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


Facilitation of collaborative camera field of view mapping
Patent No. 11184517 

Inventor(s): Sangar Dowlatkhah (Cedar Hill, 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: 16913266 on 06/26/2020 (515 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system of cameras can be used to generate a complete field of view within an edge network. For example, one camera can have a field of view where part of the view is obstructed by an object and/or by the camera”s orientation. Yet another camera that is a part of the edge network can supplement the view of the first camera by providing an alternate view. The two views can be stitched together by a coordinate system such that a complete field of view can be utilized by both cameras. Additionally, where a field of view is not available by any stationary camera, the system can dispatch a mobile camera to help supplement the views.

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


Posture application for mobile devices
Patent No. 11184534 

Inventor(s): Darin Ward (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SUSASYM LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16813157 on 03/09/2020 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile device includes a display, a gyroscope, a camera, a memory, and a hardware processor. The gyroscope can determine an angle between a plane defined by the display and a plane that is substantially perpendicular to the direction of gravity. The camera can capture an image of a user. The memory stores a set angle and a threshold. The processor determines a difference between the set angle and the angle. The processor further receives the image from the camera. The processor determines a location of the user”s lips in the image. In response to determining that the difference remains greater than the threshold for a first time interval or that the user”s lips remain open for a second time interval, the processor turns off the display. In response to turning off the display, the processor determines that a third time interval has passed and turns on the display.

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


Data acquisition and dissemination platform
Patent No. 11184588 

Inventor(s): Dwight David Harms (The Colony, TX), Timothy Francis Hall (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): TRINITY INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS, LLC (Little Elm, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15919825 on 03/13/2018 (1351 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and system for surveillance via an imaging system within an enclosure. The enclosure is capable of being mounted to any number of locations such as light poles, power poles, buildings, awnings, and overhangs. The imaging system is capable of recording to local storage, provide live images or also transmitting lower quality images or video clips based on additional sensors such as motion sensors. The imaging system can transmit the images or video clips over a network connection that can include cellular or other wired or wireless connectivity. The apparatus and system can be powered by any number of sources including AC, DC, solar and wind energy.

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


Intra-prediction with multiple reference lines
Patent No. 11184610 

Inventor(s): Shan Liu (San Jose, CA), Xiang Ma (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16913227 on 06/26/2020 (515 days app to issue)

Abstract: A video coding device receives a bitstream including video data. The device determines an intra-prediction mode subset. The intra-prediction mode subset include intra-prediction modes that correlate to a plurality of reference lines for a current image block and excludes intra-prediction modes that correlate to a primary reference line for the current image block. When a first intra-prediction mode is included in the intra-prediction mode subset, the device decodes the first intra-prediction mode by an alternative intra-prediction mode index. When the first intra-prediction mode is not included in the intra-prediction mode subset, the device decodes the first intra-prediction mode by an intra-prediction mode index. The device presents video data including an image block decoded based on the first intra-prediction mode.

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


Method and system for lossless coding mode in video coding
Patent No. 11184623 

Inventor(s): Minhua Zhou (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13623087 on 09/19/2012 (3352 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for coding a video sequence is provided that includes encoding a portion of a picture in the video sequence in lossless coding mode, and signaling a lossless coding indicator in a compressed bit stream, wherein the lossless coding indicator corresponds to the portion of a picture and indicates whether or not the portion of the picture is losslessly coded. A method for decoding a compressed video bit stream is provided that includes determining that lossless coding mode is enabled, decoding a lossless coding indicator from the compressed video bit stream, wherein the lossless coding indicator corresponds to a portion of a picture in the compressed video bit stream and indicates whether or not the portion of the picture is losslessly coded, and decoding the portion of the picture in lossless coding mode when the lossless coding indicator indicates the portion of the picture is losslessly coded.

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


Broadcast streaming system and method of use
Patent No. 11184677 

Inventor(s): Kaley K. O”Kelley (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16358297 on 03/19/2019 (980 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of streaming one or more broadcast sources includes receiving the broadcast sources from a cloud based content management system; providing options of broadcast sources to a user via a computing device, the computing device having a screen; receiving a selection from the user of the options of broadcast sources; presenting the selection to the user; and providing the user with a chat interface to receive comments from the user and provide the user with one or more comments made by secondary users.

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


Conformable sealing eartip
Patent No. 11184697 

Inventor(s): Steve Iseberg (Crystal Lake, IL)
Assignee(s): Team IP Holdings, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: McAndrews, Held Malloy, Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16735911 on 01/07/2020 (686 days app to issue)

Abstract: Conformable sealing eartips having ribs formed on an interior surface of one or more eartip flanges are provided. The eartip may include a body and one or more flanges. The body may include an ear insertion end, an earphone insertion end opposite the ear insertion end, and a central opening extending between the ear insertion end and the earphone insertion end to form an inner sound channel through the body. The one or more flanges may extend from the body and may include an outer sealing surface and an inner surface. At least one of the one or more flanges may include a plurality of ribs protruding from the inner surface of the at least one of the one or more flanges.

[H04R] LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS (producing sounds with frequency not determined by supply frequency G10K) [6]


Systems and methods for reliable dynamic indication for semi-persistent CSI-RS
Patent No. 11184787 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericcson (publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15765784 on 01/08/2018 (1415 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to certain embodiments, a method in a wireless device is provided that includes receiving, from a network node, dynamic allocation signaling to commence measurement on a semi-persistent CSI-RS resource. A first measurement is performed on the CSI-RS resource. A first CSI report based only on the first measurement is transmitted to the network node. A trigger message is received from the network node that is different from the dynamic allocation signaling. The trigger message triggers semi-persistent CSI reporting, and the wireless device initiates semi-persistent reporting.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Device, network, and method for network adaptation and utilizing a downlink discovery reference signal
Patent No. 11184836 

Inventor(s): Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Qian Cheng (Naperville, IL), Vipul Desai (Palatine, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16011223 on 06/18/2018 (1254 days app to issue)

Abstract: System and method embodiments are provided for network adaptation and utilization of a discovery signal (DS). In an embodiment, a method in a UE for communicating in a wireless network includes receiving a parameter(s) from a network controller, wherein the parameter provides the UE with an activation time frame within which the UE can expect to receive a common reference signal (CRS) from a network component, a deactivation time frame within which the UE is not to expect to receive the CRS, and information for receiving and processing a DS from the network component; receiving the DS from the network component, wherein a structure and format of the DS conforms to the parameter received by the UE; refraining from attempting to perform CRS based procedures when the CRS is not received; and performing one of synchronization, cell identification, and DS based radio resource management (RRM) measurements according to the DS.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Wireless dynamic file exchange
Patent No. 11184839 

Inventor(s): Malcolm Muir Smith (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16749767 on 01/22/2020 (671 days app to issue)

Abstract: Wireless dynamic file exchange is provided by, in response to a triggering network condition occurring, initiating an exchange of a parameter file including non-layer two content via at least one 802.11 message, such as a Generic Advertisement Service (GAS) message between an access point (AP) and a station (STA) connected to the AP; and in response to determining that the exchange was unsuccessful, terminating a connection between the AP and the STA. The parameter file may be sent over several messages and update the parameters for a new session or an existing session. Devices that do not conform to the updated parameters may be disassociated from the AP and re-connect to receive and implement the updated parameters.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Targeted user equipment-base station communication link
Patent No. 11184840 

Inventor(s): Kevin Dean Stiles (Allen, TX), Vincent Charles Graffagnino (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): Oceus Networks, LLC (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16838445 on 04/02/2020 (600 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile device can receive information blocks from one or more base stations, which can be emitted by the base stations within a particular radio band. The mobile device can identify base stations in an exclusivity state. The mobile device can establish a communication link with one of the base stations in the exclusivity state. In some cases, the mobile device can establish a communication link with the base stations that is in an exclusivity state and that matches a cell identifier stored on the mobile device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Conveying non-access stratum messages over ethernet
Patent No. 11184842 

Inventor(s): Devaki Chandramouli (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16622042 on 06/13/2017 (1624 days app to issue)

Abstract: User equipment appends a header to a non-access stratum (NAS) message to form an encapsulated NAS message. The header is formed according to a wireline access network protocol. The user equipment transmits the encapsulated NAS message over a wireline connection between the user equipment and an interworking function of a core network. The interworking function receives the encapsulated NAS message over the wired connection and forwards the NAS message to a core network entity selected based on addressing information included in the header. A point-to-point control plane session can be established between the user equipment and the interworking function in response to a session request transmitted by the user equipment. The point-to-point control plane session can be used to convey encapsulated NAS messages, which can be used to request establishment of an NAS session for a user plane connection to the core network.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Capability signaling to enable full power uplink transmission
Patent No. 11184865 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16850782 on 04/16/2020 (586 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) is provided. The method comprises transmitting, to a base station (BS), UE capability information including a full power transmission capability of the UE, wherein the full power transmission capability of the UE includes a parameter S to indicate a group of full power transmit precoding matrix indicators (TPMIs); receiving, from the BS, configuration information for a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission, wherein the configuration information includes a TPMI; determining the PUSCH transmission; determining a power level for the PUSCH transmission; and transmitting, to the BS, the PUSCH transmission with the determined power level, wherein the power level corresponds to full power based on the TPMI being included in the group of full power TPMIs, and wherein the TPMI indicates a precoding matrix and a number of layers for the PUSCH transmission.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Enhanced broadcast transmission in unslotted channel hopping medium access control
Patent No. 11184879 

Inventor(s): Kumaran Vijayasankar (Allen, TX), Ramanuja Vedantham (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16877861 on 05/19/2020 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of operating a mesh network is disclosed. The method includes joining a network as a child of a parent node and receiving a downlink broadcast channel from the parent node. The method further includes setting the downlink broadcast channel as an uplink broadcast channel in response to the step of receiving.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Methods and arrangements in a wireless communications system
Patent No. 11184884 

Inventor(s): Dirk Gerstenberger (Stockholm, , SE), Johan Bergman (Stockholm, , SE)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16516397 on 07/19/2019 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and arrangements that make it possible to control the delay for the UEs to access the EUL resources in the Enhanced Uplink in CELL_FACH state procedure, independently from the delay for the UEs to access ordinary UL resources in the RACH procedure. This is achieved by a solution where the timing of entering (or re-entering) a transmission procedure for Enhanced Uplink in CELL_FACH state is controlled with the help of a transmission control parameter defined specifically for this transmission procedure, instead of using the same parameter as for the RACH procedure.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Medium access control schedulers for wireless communication
Patent No. 11184905 

Inventor(s): Jing Jiang (Wellesley, MA), Michael Livshitz (Rockville, MD), Pierre Bertrand (Antibes, , FR)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16127019 on 09/10/2018 (1170 days app to issue)

Abstract: Wireless communication between a base station and at least one user equipment comprises the following. Each user equipment periodically measures channel quality of communication with the base station and transmits a channel quality indicator to the base station. The base station schedules communication with the at least one user equipment based upon the periodically transmitted channel quality indicators.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


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Accessory for vehicle heating and air conditioning systems
Patent No. D936559 

Inventor(s): Michael W Rejkowski (Irving, TX), Stephen J Sexton (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Classic Auto Air Manufacturing LP (Cleveland, OH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29630290 on 12/20/2017 (1434 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Smartwatch
Patent No. D936650 

Inventor(s): Anjan Panneer Selvam (Plano, TX), James Hamilton (Southlake, TX), Peter Ianace (Frisco, TX), Qing Sun (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): VITALTECH PROPERTIES, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Goodhue, Coleman Owens, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 35509377 on 10/18/2019 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Clavicle brace
Patent No. D936847 

Inventor(s): Tim Skapek (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): PROTECT3D INC. (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: Morris, Manning Martin, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29707563 on 09/29/2019 (786 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle winch assembly
Patent No. D936930 

Inventor(s): Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX), Skylar Hagler (Anna, TX), Terry Soward (Van Alstyne, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29736728 on 06/02/2020 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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