Dallas Invents: 119 Patents Granted for Week of March 1

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

Patents granted include:
• Baxter International's home renal therapy machine
• Capital One's techniques to deploy an application as a cloud computing service
• Digital Seat Media's digital record verification
• Frito-Lay's heat seal jaws with asymmetric teeth
• Kyndryl's enhanced multi-workspace chatbot
• Neurolens' integrated progressive lens simulator
• Poly-America's scented drawstring bag
• RO5's automated pharmaceutical research utilizing context workspaces
• Sortera Alloys' identifying coins from scrap
• Texas Instruments' system-on-chip for smoke alarm
Toyota's health advisory alert systems

 

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 March 1, 2022 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES      14
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING     16
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY       3
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS   6
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING     4
G: PHYSICS 39
H: ELECTRICITY   30

DESIGN: 7


TOP  ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments (Dallas)  17
Toyota (Plano)   13
Bank Of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)        5
Halliburton Energy Services (Houston)  5
Micron Technology (Boise, ID)     4
Verizon Patent and Licensing (Basking Ridge, NJ)   4
Textron Innovations (Providence, RI)    3
CommScope Technologies (Hickory, NC)       2

UNASSIGNED     11


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Alberto Echazabal (Prosper)         3
Jakin C. Wilson (Prosper)     3
Brian Paul Ginsburg (Allen)  2
Charles Dazler Knuff (Dallas)        2
Kalyani Bogineni (Irving)      2
Nalin Kumar (Fort Worth)    2
Roy Tal (Dallas)  2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Pest-management apparatuses with separator to improve function of rodent sensor
Patent No. 11259517 

Inventor(s): Ethan Vickery (Colleyville, TX), Larry Covington (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): VM Products, Inc. (Colleyville, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15528405 on 11/20/2015 (2293 days app to issue)

Abstract: Pest-management apparatuses (e.g., stations), such as, for example, that can configured to permit a rodent to enter and retrieve a bait and/or become trapped (e.g., adhesive or a snap-trap).

[A01M] CATCHING, TRAPPING OR SCARING OF ANIMALS (appliances for catching swarms or drone-catching A01K 57/00; fishing A01K 69/00-A01K 97/00; biocides, pest repellants or attractants A01N); APPARATUS FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF NOXIOUS ANIMALS OR NOXIOUS PLANTS


Dairy salt, methods for its production and food products containing it
Patent No. 11259536 

Inventor(s): James William Stalder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Wimm-Bill-Dann OJSC (Moscow, , RU)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16923281 on 07/08/2020 (601 days app to issue)

Abstract: Processing of milk raw material produces a dairy salt. Preliminary treatment of the milk raw is carried out, with pasteurization and its concentration by nanofiltration through a filter with a pore size of 0.001-0.01 m, subsequent filtration of the obtained nanofiltration permeate through a membrane module with a pore size of 0.0001-0.001 m of a reverse osmosis unit, electrodialysis of the obtained RO retentate, concentration of the concentrate or its concentration and drying. The dairy salts may be manufactured and used to salt food products, beverages, granulated cottage cheese, potato chips, crackers, and dips. A masking fraction with organic acid, amino acid, fatty acid, and sugar portions successfully hides the off-notes otherwise associated with potassium compositions. Food products salted with any of the dairy salts described herein achieve reduced sodium content without compromising flavor. NULL


Flex crown
Patent No. 11259589 

Inventor(s): Shawanda M. Thorn (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Gibraltar Consulting LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16732138 on 12/31/2019 (791 days app to issue)

Abstract: An adjustable three dimensional mannequin head is provided for fitting a variety of head gear including but not limited to wigs, hats, caps, helmets and similar items. The adjustable mannequin head consist of a plurality of parts that move in a synchronized manner to expand and contract the size of the adjustable mannequin head to allow fitting to size; wigs, hats, and similar items. The mannequin head consist of four quadrants that make up the crown of the head. These four quadrants are mechanically adjusted by a single screw, which when turned will either expand or contract the adjustable mannequin head based on the direction the screw is turned. The adjustable mannequin head provides matching and fitting head gear to individual heads.

[A42C] MANUFACTURING OR TRIMMING HATS OR OTHER HEAD COVERINGS


Endoscopic OCT probes with immersed MEMS mirrors
Patent No. 11259685 

Inventor(s): Can Duan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED (Gainesville, FL)
Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16316694 on 07/28/2017 (1677 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for enlarging the optical scan angle of imaging probes are provided. The optical scan angle of endoscopic probes can be increased by employing the ”Snell”s Window” effect. An endoscopic probe can include an endoscope shell, a device for capturing electromagnetic radiation, and a liquid or gel provided between the device for capturing electromagnetic radiation and the endoscope shell. The endoscope probe can further include a first mirror placed such that electromagnetic radiation entering through the endoscope shell can bounce off the first mirror and enter the device for capturing electromagnetic radiation. The first mirror can be a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) mirror.

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


Integrated progressive lens simulator
Patent No. 11259699 

Inventor(s): Gergely T. Zimanyi (Berkeley, CA)
Assignee(s): Neurolens, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16294940 on 03/07/2019 (1090 days app to issue)

Abstract: A Progressive Lens Simulator comprises an Eye Tracker, for tracking an eye axis direction to determine a gaze distance, an Off-Axis Progressive Lens Simulator, for generating an Off-Axis progressive lens simulation; and an Axial Power-Distance Simulator, for simulating a progressive lens power in the eye axis direction. The Progressive Lens Simulator can alternatively include an Integrated Progressive Lens Simulator, for creating a Comprehensive Progressive Lens Simulation. The Progressive Lens Simulator can be Head-mounted. A Guided Lens Design Exploration System for the Progressive Lens Simulator can include a Progressive Lens Simulator, a Feedback-Control Interface, and a Progressive Lens Design processor, to generate a modified progressive lens simulation for the patient after a guided modification of the progressive lens design. A Deep Learning Method for an Artificial Intelligence Engine can be used for a Progressive Lens Design Processor. Embodiments include a multi-station system of Progressive Lens Simulators and a Central Supervision Station.

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


Vagina probe with brush
Patent No. 11259785 

Inventor(s): Lida Aghdam (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15488502 on 04/16/2017 (1780 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sampling probe, having a housing, with a flange at housing”s proximal end, and an internal step ring including a protruding follower tab toward housing”s distal end. The sampling probe further includes a shaft inside the housing, with a brush at shaft”s distal end and a handle at shaft”s proximal end. The shaft includes a solid proximal section, and a spirally grooved distal section, engaging the housing”s follower tab. A retracting compression spring is positioned on the spirally grooved distal section of the shaft inside the housing. With the sampling probe distally inserted in a vagina canal for a Pap smear, pushing the shaft handle distally, the brush at the end of the shaft protrudes out of the housing rotationally, taking a cell sample, followed by the retracting compression spring retracting the brush back into the housing when the shaft handle is released, completing the Pap smear.

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


Fluid-filled haptic for an intraocular lens
Patent No. 11259915 

Inventor(s): Craig Alan Cable, II (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon, Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16227149 on 12/20/2018 (1167 days app to issue)

Abstract: An IOL utilizes a haptic formed as a toroid portion configured to fit into a capsular bag of an aphakic eye of a patient. The toroid portion may be separate from an IOL optic and may include a receiving feature for the IOL optic. The toroid portion may be configured for intraoperative fluid-filling for snug fitting at the equator of the capsular bag, in order to immobilize the IOL optic.

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


Systems and methods for measuring ciliary muscle activity
Patent No. 11259916 

Inventor(s): George Hunter Pettit (Fort Worth, TX), John Campin (Southlake, TX), Kevin Liedel (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16161130 on 10/16/2018 (1232 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for non-invasively assessing ciliary muscle accommodative potential in phakic eyes may include receiving a plurality of signals generated by a plurality of bipolar electrodes during a ciliary muscle assessment procedure, each of the plurality of signals indicating an electrical field associated with a patient”s ciliary muscle, and analyzing the signals to evaluate the patient”s ciliary muscle accommodative potential.

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


Spine stabilization device, and method and kit for its implantation
Patent No. 11259934 

Inventor(s): Stephen Hochschuler (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): SPINEWELDING AG (Schlieren, , CH)
Law Firm: Rankin, Hill Clark LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16234810 on 12/28/2018 (1159 days app to issue)

Abstract: A spine stabilization device having an interbody spacer shaped to be inserted between a vertebral body of an upper vertebra and a vertebral body of a lower vertebra. The device further includes a fixation device to be inserted after placement of the interbody spacer, the fixation device having a support portion securing the interbody spacer against escaping from between the vertebral bodies into a ventral direction. The support portion rests against a portion of an anterior surface of the interbody spacer, and includes an anchor. The anchor has an anchoring material portion that is inserted, in a liquid state, into cancellous bone tissue of at least one of the vertebral bodies of the upper and lower vertebra, to thereby infiltrate the cancellous bone tissue, and to harden thereafter so as to fix the support portion to the vertebral body.

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


Systems and methods for percutaneous spinal interbody fusion (PSIF)
Patent No. 11259940 

Inventor(s): Ludwig David Orozco Castillo (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): MIS Spine IP, LLC (Rowlett, TX)
Law Firm: RegitzMauck PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16455894 on 06/28/2019 (977 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes a novel procedure and corresponding medical devices for a Percutaneous Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PePLIF). In PePLIF, the surgeon performs the entire operation percutaneously without the use of a microscope, endoscope, or magnifying loupes. An adjustable retractor system is disclosed that enables the surgeon to percutaneously perform the surgery through accessing the facet joint (and later disc space) that was created by said retractor system. This retractor system provides the surgeon a safe area to work and operate without fear of damaging nerves, blood vessels, or other tissue. An expanding trial may be inserted into and removed from the disc space through the interior of the retractor system to determine the proper size for the expandable cage. The retractor system also enables the expandable cage to be inserted into the disc space.

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


Chemical gradients
Patent No. 11260147 

Inventor(s): Benjamin R Johnston (Arlington, TX), Mario I. Romero-Ortega (Coppell, TX), Swarupnarayan Dash (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: 16871857 on 05/11/2020 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, apparatuses for providing chemical gradients are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus described herein comprises a conduit having a first end and a second end, one or more microchannels disposed in the conduit and extending from the first end toward the second end, and a fiber coiled around the exterior of at least one microchannel, wherein the fiber comprises an active agent that is operable to diffuse into the interior of the microchannel.

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


Home renal therapy machine
Patent No. 11260153 

Inventor(s): Duston Mounts (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Baxter Healthcare SA (Glattpark, , CH), Baxter International Inc. (Deerfield, IL)
Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16429781 on 06/03/2019 (1002 days app to issue)

Abstract: A renal therapy system is disclosed. In an example, a renal therapy system includes a dialysis fluid pump, a control processor for controlling a treatment performed by the dialysis fluid pump, and a user interface device in operable communication with the control processor.

[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]


Breathing assistance apparatus
Patent No. 11260194 

Inventor(s): Alastair Edwin McAuley (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Fisher Paykel Healthcare Limited (Auckland, , NZ)
Law Firm: Knobbe Martens Olson Bear LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16874530 on 05/14/2020 (656 days app to issue)

Abstract: Headgear for use with a respiratory mask is described. The headgear comprises a continuous and substantially curved elongate member extending in use below a user”s nose and at least two headgear straps capable of attachment to the ends of the elongate member. A mask attachment on the elongate member is disposed to sit below or on one of said user”s nose, mouth, upper lip and an inlet to the mask. The attachment is capable of receiving the mask.

[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]


Fan cleaner assembly
Patent No. 11261882 

Inventor(s): Angel L. Dobbs (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Wilson Daniel Swayze Jr (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16416241 on 05/19/2019 (1017 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fan cleaning assembly.

[A47L] DOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING (brushes A46B; cleaning quantities of bottles or of other hollow articles of one kind B08B 9/00; laundry D06F); SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL (cleaning in general B08)


 

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Identifying coins from scrap
Patent No. 11260426 

Inventor(s): Manuel Gerardo Garcia, Jr. (Lexington, KY), Nalin Kumar (Fort Worth, TX), Ronnie Kip Lowe (Westworth Village, TX)
Assignee(s): Sortera Alloys, hic. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16852514 on 04/19/2020 (681 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system classifies materials utilizing a vision system that implements a machine learning system, such as a neural network, in order to identify or classify each of the materials as either a monetary coin or not a monetary coin, which may then be sorted into separate groups based on such an identification or classification. Such a system can sort monetary coins from other forms of scrap, which may have been produced from a shredding of end of life vehicles.

[B07B] SEPARATING SOLIDS FROM SOLIDS BY SIEVING, SCREENING, OR SIFTING OR BY USING GAS CURRENTS; OTHER SEPARATING BY DRY METHODS APPLICABLE TO BULK MATERIAL, e.g. LOOSE ARTICLES FIT TO BE HANDLED LIKE BULK MATERIAL (wet separating processes, sorting by processes using fluent material in the same way as liquid B03; combinations of dry separating apparatus with wet separating apparatus B03B; using liquids B03B, B03D; sorting by magnetic or electrostatic separation of solid materials from solid materials or fluids, separation by high voltage electric fields B03C; centrifuges or vortex apparatus for carrying out physical processes B04; hand sorting, postal sorting, sorting by switching or other devices actuated in response to detection or measurement of some feature of articles or samples of material B07C)


Cleaning and separating medical waste
Patent No. 11260437 

Inventor(s): Brian Michael Hays (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15813305 on 12/08/2017 (1544 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention comprises a method of shredding treated medical waste, cleaning it of all traces of biological gunk, and sorting it into separate components for recycling. To clean biological gunk from materials, all materials must be first shredded into small parts to expose the interior. The cleaning is performed by submerging the gunk coated materials into a caustic solution that breaks down and dissolves the gunk off of the materials. The caustic solution may comprise sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, or a similar chemical, which is highly effective in producing a corrosive chemical that can break down blood, bone marrow, urine, unused medication, food waste, organs, tissues and any other biologic materials. After all of the biological material is removed from the cleaned materials, they are sorted into component materials, such as plastics, metals, rubbers, glass, etc.

[B09B] DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE [3]


Removable scribe friction stir welding (FSW) tool
Patent No. 11260468 

Inventor(s): Michael Frank (Dallas, TX), Rajiv Mishra (Dallas, TX), Tianhao Wang (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): University of North Texas (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16926194 on 07/10/2020 (599 days app to issue)

Abstract: A friction stir welding tool comprises a cylindrical shank, a shoulder portion disposed at a distal end of the shank, a pin extending from the shoulder, a cutting insert mounted within a concave portion at the distal end of the shank, and a scribe cutter mounted at a distal end of the cutting insert. The cutting insert extends distally through a channel in the pine, and the scribe cutter extends from a distal end surface of the pin in an offset position. The distal end surface of the pin is perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the shank.

[B23K] SOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM (making metal-coated products by extruding metal B21C 23/22; building up linings or coverings by casting B22D 19/08; casting by dipping B22D 23/04; manufacture of composite layers by sintering metal powder B22F 7/00; arrangements on machine tools for copying or controlling B23Q; covering metals or covering materials with metals, not otherwise provided for C23C; burners F23D)


Heat seal jaws with asymmetric teeth
Patent No. 11260603 

Inventor(s): Steven Tucker (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Frito-Lay America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16591780 on 10/03/2019 (880 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pair of mating sealing jaws for forming a seal between opposing heatsealable surfaces includes a first jaw and a complementary second jaw. Each jaw has a sealing surface that includes at least two peaks separated by a valley. Each peak includes a first face and a second face. A phantom line bisecting the valley defines a first angle between the phantom line and the first face and defines a second angle between the phantom line and the second face such that the first angle differs from the second angle.

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


System for detecting when dolly tongue in position for locking to a vehicle
Patent No. 11260707 

Inventor(s): Eddie Estanqueiro (Milton, , CA), Jason L. Turner (Kitchener, , CA), Jayson I. Piel (Hanover, , CA), Rommel B. Ceniza (Guelph, , CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16781394 on 02/04/2020 (756 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle is structured for exerting a force on a dolly to move the dolly along a ground surface includes a locking pin mechanism having a locking pin, and a dolly tongue receptacle coupled to the locking pin mechanism so as to be movable with respect to the locking pin mechanism to a first position and a second position. A switch is coupled to the dolly tongue receptacle and structured to be operated by movement of the dolly tongue receptacle from the first position to the second position. The locking pin mechanism is structured to extend the locking pin into an opening formed in the portion of the dolly tongue responsive to operation of the switch.

[B60D] VEHICLE CONNECTIONS (components of brake systems B60T 17/04)


System and methods for reducing air pressure in a cabin of a vehicle to assist in door closure
Patent No. 11260722 

Inventor(s): Paxton S. Williams (Milan, MI), Scott Louis Frederick (Brighton, MI), Scott P. Robison (Dexter, 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: 16278490 on 02/18/2019 (1107 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to assisting in closing a door of a vehicle by leveraging a Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC) system in the vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes detecting a position of at least one vehicle door, and when the position of the at least one vehicle door is an open position, determining whether to activate the HVAC system to reduce air pressure in a cabin of the vehicle. The method includes, in response to determining to activate the HVAC system, pumping air out of the cabin such that at least some of any increased air pressure caused by a vehicle door closure is removed from the cabin. The method includes, when the position of the at least one vehicle door has changed from the open position to a closed position, deactivating the HVAC system to stop pumping air out from the cabin.

[B60H] ARRANGEMENTS OR ADAPTATIONS OF HEATING, COOLING, VENTILATING, OR OTHER AIR-TREATING DEVICES SPECIALLY FOR PASSENGER OR GOODS SPACES OF VEHICLES


Retractable vehicle step assemblies and methods
Patent No. 11260797 

Inventor(s): Justin B. Norris (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: 16217763 on 12/12/2018 (1175 days app to issue)

Abstract: A retractable vehicle step assembly includes a drive shaft having a spline and a step coupled to the drive shaft through a step linkage system. The step is moveable between an extended position and a retracted position. The step linkage system includes a first step linkage defining a spline engagement opening for engagement with the spline of the drive shaft and a fastener. The fastener is adjustably coupled to the first step linkage so as to clamp the spline engagement opening of the first step linkage around the drive shaft. Upon loosening the fastener, the first step linkage is disengageable from the drive shaft and the step is moveable from the extended position to the retracted position regardless of rotation of the drive shaft.

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


Vehicle door protection device and method of use
Patent No. 11260807 

Inventor(s): Collin Lance Hulbert (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16724277 on 12/21/2019 (801 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle door protection device includes an exterior casing composed of a material and extending from a top end to a bottom end, the exterior casing having an elastic opening at the bottom end; and a pocket sewn into a back side of the exterior casing; a magnetic strip to secure within the pocket, the magnetic strip having a flexible strip; and one or more magnets secured to the flexible strip; the magnetic strip provides for securement of the vehicle door protection device to a vehicle door; a padding to removably secure within the exterior casing via the elastic opening; the padding provides protection to the door from damage.

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


Vehicle fuel consumption monitor and feedback systems
Patent No. 11260878 

Inventor(s): Jason Palmer (Carlsbad, CA), Slaven Sljivar (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): SmartDrive Systems, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Esplin Associates, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16280922 on 02/20/2019 (1105 days app to issue)

Abstract: Excess fuel consumption monitor and feedback systems for vehicles include sensor arrays of two primary types including those sensors deployed as part of a vehicle manufacturer established sensor suite and sensors deployed as after-market sensors. Together, these sensor suites include sensors coupled to vehicle subsystems and operating environments associated with the vehicle. Data from these sensors may be used as parametric inputs to drive algorithmic calculations which have outputs that express excess fuel consumption. Expressions of excess fuel consumption may be made instantaneously as real-time feedback to a vehicle operator/driver and/or a fleet manager as part of a summary report.

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


Systems and methods for improving lane centering performance
Patent No. 11260907 

Inventor(s): Benjamin P. Austin (Saline, MI), John K. Lenneman (Okemos, MI), Joshua E. Domeyer (Madison, WI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16261697 on 01/30/2019 (1126 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to improving lane centering performance of an operator of a vehicle after transitioning from an automated mode of operation to a manual mode of operation. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to detecting a transition to the manual mode of operation, modifying a sensitivity level of a lane positioning system from a first value to a second value to induce finer path following by the operator. The method includes controlling the lane positioning system according to the sensitivity level. The method also includes resetting the sensitivity level to the first value upon determining that a deviation score satisfies a stability threshold. The deviation score characterizes deviations of the vehicle from a centerline resulting from operator control inputs.

[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)


Vehicle body panels and systems having embedded sensor options
Patent No. 11260912 

Inventor(s): Ethan W. Pomish (Livonia, MI), Shardul S. Panwar (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: 16593286 on 10/04/2019 (879 days app to issue)

Abstract: Vehicle body panels and systems are described. A vehicle body panel may include at least one layer of material defining the vehicle body panel and one or more than one electronic device, where a portion of each electronic device is embedded within one or more than one of the at least one layer of material. Each electronic device may communicate with a control system or a vehicle control unit of the vehicle to support an advanced-feature functionality of the vehicle. At least one electronic device may include a first portion embedded within the one or more than one of the at least one layer of material. The first portion may be couplable to a second portion, not embedded within the material, where the first portion upon being coupled to the second portion communicates with the control system or the vehicle control unit of the vehicle to support the advanced-feature functionality.

[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)


Crash load attenuator for water ditching and floatation
Patent No. 11260982 

Inventor(s): Cheng-Ho Tho (Colleyville, TX), Michael R. Smith (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16297179 on 03/08/2019 (1089 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprising a float bag comprising an air bladder configured to inflate when an aircraft lands in the water, a girt coupled to the air bladder and configured to attach the air bladder to the aircraft via at least one airframe fitting, and a load attenuator coupled to the girt and configured to be positioned between the girt and the airframe fitting when the float bag is attached to the aircraft, wherein the plurality of load attenuators are configured to mechanically deform in a progressive failure fashion from a first effective length to a second effective length greater than the first length in response to an applied tensile load on the load attenuators coupled to the plurality of girts and the aircraft airframe, wherein the load attenuators are selected to reduce the force with a total length that minimizes buoyancy depth of the aircraft.

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


Scented drawstring bag
Patent No. 11261023 

Inventor(s): Brad A. Cobler (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Poly-America, L.P. (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17133812 on 12/24/2020 (432 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is directed to a thermoplastic bag comprised of a front panel and a back panel. The front panel and back panel are generally joined along a first side edge, a second side edge, and a bottom edge of the respective front panel and back panel. The front panel has a distal edge with the distal edge folded over the front panel to provide a hem and an overlap area immediately below the first hem. The overlap encapsulates a scent carrier that can provide a scent to the thermoplastic bag.

[B65F] GATHERING OR REMOVAL OF DOMESTIC OR LIKE REFUSE (disinfecting refuse A61L; refuse disintegrators B02C; sorting refuse B03B, B07B; handcarts for transporting refuse receptacles B62B; sack holders B65B 67/00; converting refuse into fertilisers C05F; converting refuse into solid fuels C10L; sewers, cesspools E03F; arrangements in buildings for the disposal of refuse E04F 17/10; refuse-consuming furnaces F23G)


System and method for automated truck loading
Patent No. 11261038 

Inventor(s): Tim Criswell (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): Daifuku Co., LTD. (Osaka, , JP), Wynright Corporation (Hobart, IN)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17135004 on 12/28/2020 (428 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automatic case loader for loading product in a trailer is disclosed. A mobile base structure provides a support framework for a drive subassembly, conveyance subassembly, an industrial robot, a distance measurement sensor, and a control subassembly. Under the operation of the control subassembly, product advances through a powered transportation path to an industrial robot which places the product within the trailer. The control subassembly coordinates the selective articulated movement of the industrial robot and the activation of the drive subassembly based upon the distance measurement sensor detecting objects within a detection space, dimensions of the trailer provided to the control subassembly, and dimensions of the product provided to the control subassembly.

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


Method of forming a flexible MEMS device
Patent No. 11261084 

Inventor(s): Lance Barron (Plano, TX), Richard L. Knipe (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): QORVO US, INC. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16907123 on 06/19/2020 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming a microelectromechanical device wherein a beam of the microelectromechanical device may deviate from a resting to an engaged or disengaged position through electrical biasing. The microelectromechanical device comprises a beam disposed above a first RF conductor and a second RF conductor. The microelectromechanical device further comprises at least a center stack, a first RF stack, a second RF stack, a first stack formed on a first base layer, and a second stack formed on a second base layer, each stack disposed between the beam and the first and second RF conductors. The beam is configured to deflect downward to first contact the first stack formed on the first base layer and the second stack formed on the second base layer simultaneously or the center stack, before contacting the first RF stack and the second RF stack simultaneously.

[B81C] PROCESSES OR APPARATUS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR THE MANUFACTURE OR TREATMENT OF MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS (making microcapsules or microballoons B01J 13/02; processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of piezo-electric, electrostrictive or magnetostrictive elements per se H01L 41/22) [7]


Drying system for a vehicle
Patent No. 11262126 

Inventor(s): Paxton S. Williams (Milan, MI), Scott Louis Frederick (Brighton, 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: 16539301 on 08/13/2019 (931 days app to issue)

Abstract: A drying system for a vehicle includes an airflow intake duct structured to be mountable to the vehicle so as to reside exterior of the vehicle. The airflow intake duct includes an intake duct airflow passage structured to receive an airflow therein from outside the vehicle when the vehicle is moving. An airflow duct is structured to be coupled to the intake duct so as to reside in an interior of the vehicle and so as to receive therein the airflow from the intake duct when the intake duct is mounted exterior of the vehicle. The airflow duct includes a plurality of holes structured to enable discharge of a portion of the airflow from the airflow duct into the interior of the vehicle.

[B60H] ARRANGEMENTS OR ADAPTATIONS OF HEATING, COOLING, VENTILATING, OR OTHER AIR-TREATING DEVICES SPECIALLY FOR PASSENGER OR GOODS SPACES OF VEHICLES


 

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

Compounds and methods for modulating C90RF72
Patent No. 11260073 

Inventor(s): David Corey (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX), IONIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (Carlsbad, CA)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15772805 on 11/02/2016 (1945 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are compounds and methods for modulating C9orf72 transcript. Such compounds and methods are useful to treat, prevent, or ameliorate neurodegenerative diseases in an individual in need thereof.

[C07H] SUGARS; DERIVATIVES THEREOF; NUCLEOSIDES; NUCLEOTIDES; NUCLEIC ACIDS (derivatives of aldonic or saccharic acids C07C, C07D; aldonic acids, saccharic acids C07C 59/105, C07C 59/285; cyanohydrins C07C 255/16; glycals C07D; compounds of unknown constitution C07G; polysaccharides, derivatives thereof C08B; DNA or RNA concerning genetic engineering, vectors, e.g. plasmids, or their isolation, preparation or purification C12N 15/00; sugar industry C13) [2]


Glycosylation modification of bioactive compounds and drugs by plant glycosyltransferases (UGTs)
Patent No. 11261477 

Inventor(s): Xiaoqiang Wang (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS (Denton, TX)
Law Firm: Greer, Burn Crain, Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16923986 on 07/08/2020 (601 days app to issue)

Abstract: In alternative embodiments, provided are methods for the glycosylation modification of bioactive compounds and drugs using isolated, recombinant or genetically modified uridine diphosphate glycosyl-transferases (UGTs). In alternative embodiments, provided are methods for modifying UGTs to generate recombinant UGTs with altered donor and/or acceptor specificities. In alternative embodiments, provided are methods for screening for recombinantly engineered UGTs with new or altered properties, for example, for new or altered donor and/or acceptor specificities, where in alternative embodiments the screening comprise use of bacterial, yeast or baculovirus expression system.

[C12N] MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF (biocides, pest repellants or attractants, or plant growth regulators containing microorganisms, viruses, microbial fungi, enzymes, fermentates, or substances produced by, or extracted from, microorganisms or animal material A01N 63/00; medicinal preparations A61K; fertilisers C05F); PROPAGATING, PRESERVING, OR MAINTAINING MICROORGANISMS; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING; CULTURE MEDIA (microbiological testing media C12Q 1/00) [3]


Non-fullerene acceptors (NFAS) as interfacial layers in perovskite semiconductor devices
Patent No. 11264572 

Inventor(s): Kamil Mielczarek (Rowlett, TX), Michael David Irwin (Heath, TX), Minh Tu Nguyen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CubicPV Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts LLP (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17102211 on 11/23/2020 (463 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for producing an organic non-fullerene electron transport compound includes mixing naphthalene-1,4,5,8-tetracarboxylic dianhydride and an amine compound in dimethylformamide. The method also includes heating the mixture to a temperature greater than or equal to 70 and less than or equal to 160 C. for an amount of time greater than or equal to 1 hour and less than or equal to 24 hours. The method further includes isolating an organic non-fullerene electron transport compound reaction product.

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


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Multi-flow compaction/expansion joint
Patent No. 11261671 

Inventor(s): Matthew Lee Thornburg (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16899260 on 06/11/2020 (628 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure provides an expansion joint apparatus that has a releasable coupler that holds the tool in a locked position for run-in purposes. Once in position, the releasable coupler can be activated to release a tubular housing from an outer mandrel located within the tubular housing to allow for independent movement between the tubular members comprising the expansion joint apparatus.

[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]


Systems and methods for downhole tubular cutting
Patent No. 11261684 

Inventor(s): Thomas Earl Burky (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16961744 on 04/06/2018 (1425 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole tubular cutting system includes a cutter comprising an explosive material configured to cut a tubular. The system further includes a generator body coupled to the cutter on an end of the cutter such that the generator body will be oriented uphole or downhole of the cutter when the cutter is positioned with the tubular. A detonating cord or igniter fuse is disposed around the generator body.

[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]


Composite expandable metal elements with reinforcement
Patent No. 11261693 

Inventor(s): Christopher Michael Pelto (Garland, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16513438 on 07/16/2019 (959 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for forming a seal in a wellbore. An example method includes positioning an expandable metal sealing element in the wellbore; wherein the expandable metal sealing element comprises a composite material of expandable metal and a reinforcement material. The expandable metal forms a matrix and the reinforcement material is distributed within the matrix. The method further includes contacting the expandable metal sealing element with a fluid that reacts with the expandable metal to produce a reaction product having a volume greater than the expandable metal.

[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]


Autonomous inflow control device with a wettability operable fluid selector
Patent No. 11261698 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15756559 on 02/28/2018 (1462 days app to issue)

Abstract: Flow control systems are described for variably resisting flow of a fluid composition dependent on the surface energy of the fluid composition. Surface energy is a measure of the wettability of a surface with a particular the fluid. Surface energy dependent flow resistors of the present disclosure include a support structure extending across and/or filling a control passageway such that the surface area exposed to a fluid may be maximized. The flow control systems described may autonomously distinguish between fluid compositions having high and low proportions of a desired fluid component even when the fluid compositions have substantially equal viscosities. Flow control valves are described which may be employed in downhole production and injection equipment.

[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]


Energy transfer mechanism for wellbore junction assembly
Patent No. 11261708 

Inventor(s): David Joe Steele (Arlington, TX), Xiaoguang Allan Zhong (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16095257 on 06/01/2017 (1734 days app to issue)

Abstract: A unitary multilateral junction for deployment in a wellbore, wherein the multilateral junction permits electrical power and communications signals to be established in both a lateral wellbore and a main wellbore utilizing. The unitary junction assembly generally includes a conduit with a first upper aperture, a first lower aperture and a second lower aperture where the first lower aperture is defined at the distal end of a primary passageway extending from a conduit junction and a second lower aperture defined at the distal end of a lateral passageway extending from the conduit junction. A lower wireless energy transfer mechanism is positioned along at least one of the passageways between the distal end of the passageway and the junction. The lower wireless energy transfer mechanism is in wired communication an upper energy transfer mechanism permitting electrical communication to be established across the intersection of wellbore branches utilizing the unitary junction.

[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]


Annulus safety valve system and method
Patent No. 11261978 

Inventor(s): Kristin D. Vorderkunz (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Cameron International Corporation (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Eubanks PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16366902 on 03/27/2019 (1070 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a valve having a hollow body and an inner sealing assembly positioned in the hollow body. The inner sealing assembly includes a piston and can be moved between an open position and a closed position to selectively control flow along a flow path through the valve. The flow path includes a bore of the piston that allows flow through the piston, and pressure within the valve from a fluid in the flow path within the valve biases the inner sealing assembly toward the closed position to stop flow through the valve. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.

[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

 

Removable rotor blade tip
Patent No. 11261735 

Inventor(s): Tim Ledbetter (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13789265 on 03/07/2013 (3281 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotor blade has a spanwise axis, a root comprising an anchor having an anchor surface configured to form at least one of a normal angle relative to the spanwise axis and an acute angle relative to the spanwise axis, and a selectively removable tip comprising a connector having a connector surface configured to complement the anchor surface.

[F01D] NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES OR ENGINES, e.g. STEAM TURBINES (combustion engines F02; machines or engines for liquids F03, F04; non-positive-displacement pumps F04D)


Tamper resistant identification rivets and tamper evidencing elements thereof
Patent No. 11261896 

Inventor(s): Joshua Paul Davis (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16728821 on 12/27/2019 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to an embodiment, a rivet includes a first cap having a front side and a back side. The first cap includes a compressed region or a slotted region between a first edge of the first cap and a second edge of the first cap, a unique identifier on the front side of the first cap, a protruding portion extending from a central region on the back side of the first cap, a foam layer adhered to the back side of the first cap with a first layer of adhesive, and a protective film adhered to the foam layer with a second layer of adhesive.

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


Apparatus and method for retaining a noise attenuation assembly for use with a pressure regulator
Patent No. 11261999 

Inventor(s): Joshua Logan Tecson (Bedford, TX), Roy R. Pelfrey (Sherman, TX)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16668468 on 10/30/2019 (853 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fluid regulating device includes a valve having an inlet and an outlet and an actuator coupled to the valve and having a control assembly. The control assembly includes a control element and a diaphragm operably connected to the control element, the control element disposed within the valve and adapted to be displaced relative to a valve seat. A noise attenuation assembly is coupled to the outlet of the valve and includes a cylindrical body and at least one plate disposed in the cylindrical body, the at least one plate having an outer edge. An apparatus for retaining the noise attenuation assembly includes a plurality of rods coupled to the at least one plate. The plurality of rods includes at least one rod having a first end disposed through the outer edge of the at least one plate to support the noise attenuation assembly.

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


Wrist light system and method of use
Patent No. 11262064 

Inventor(s): Michael Boyd (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16362143 on 03/22/2019 (1075 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wrist band system includes a body having a first strap integral with a second strap, the first strap and the second strap joining at a top face and having a side face; an opening extending through the thickness of the top face a housing extending from an outer surface of the first strap, the housing having a port; a plurality of lights secured to the side face; and a power source disposed within the body and conductively coupled to both the port and the plurality of lights.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Flow sensing device
Patent No. 11262224 

Inventor(s): Yong-Fa Wang (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (Morris Plains, NJ)
Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16946405 on 06/19/2020 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses associated with an example flow sensing device are provided. In some examples, the flow sensing device may include a flow cap component and a sensor component. In some examples, the flow cap component may include a heating element disposed in a first layer of the flow cap component. In some examples, the sensor component may include at least one thermal sensing element disposed in a second layer of the sensor component. In some examples, the first layer and the second layer are noncoplanar. In some examples, the flow cap component may be bonded to a first surface of the sensor component to form a flow channel. In some examples, the first layer and the second layer may be noncoplanar and separated by the flow channel.

[G01F] MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW, OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME [5]


Hybrid mass flow sensor including a thermal and coriolis principle measurement arrangements
Patent No. 11262226 

Inventor(s): Guanghua Wu (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16792380 on 02/17/2020 (743 days app to issue)

Abstract: A U-shaped tube is used to measure the mass flow rate of the fluid using both thermal method and the Coriolis principle simultaneously. Two resistant coils are wound on the tube to do the thermal measurement and an excitation coil and two optical sensors are used to do the Coriolis flow measurement. It takes the advantages of both technologies and create a flow sensor which is super accurate, gas type insensitive, long-term stable and fast responsive without too much pressure drop.

[G01F] MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW, OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME [5]


Monitor for measuring mercury emissions
Patent No. 11262320 

Inventor(s): Manuel Gerardo Garcia, Jr. (Lexington, KY), Nalin Kumar (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UHV Technologies, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Matheson Keys Kordzik PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15227730 on 08/03/2016 (2036 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mercury emissions monitor includes a mercury sensor tape configured to be fed in a reel-to-reel manner between first and second tape reels, wherein the mercury sensor tape includes a thin metallic film configured to form an amalgam with detected mercury. A mercury collection unit is configured to receive into a chamber a sample of a gas containing mercury, wherein the mercury collection unit is further configured to permit passage of portions of the mercury sensor tape through the chamber containing the gas sample so that the amalgam is formed with the thin metallic film. A mercury analysis unit includes a total reflection x-ray fluorescence (”TXRF”) system configured to perform a TXRF analysis of the amalgam, wherein the mercury analysis unit is configured to permit passage of the mercury sensor tape within a proximity of an XRF detector of the TXRF system. The mercury collection unit and the mercury analysis unit are positioned between the first and second tape reels so that the mercury sensor tape can move in a continuous manner from the first tape reel through the chamber of the mercury collection unit, then within sufficient proximity to the XRF detector, to be then taken up onto the second tape reel.

[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)


Selectable JTAG or trace access with data store and output
Patent No. 11262402 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17003125 on 08/26/2020 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: An address and command port interface selectively enables JTAG TAP domain operations and Trace domain operations within an IC. The port carries TMS and TDI input and TDO output on a single pin and receives a clock signal on a separate pin. The addressable two pin interface loads and updates instructions and data to the TAP domain within the IC. The instruction or data update operations in multiple ICs occur simultaneously. A process transmits data from an addressed target device to a controller using data frames, each data frame comprising a header bit and data bits. The logic level of the header bit is used to start, continue, and stop the data transmission to the controller. A data and clock signal interface between a controller and multiple target devices provides for each target device to be individually addressed and commanded to perform a JTAG or Trace operation.

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


Multiple chirp generation in a radar system
Patent No. 11262435 

Inventor(s): Brian Paul Ginsburg (Allen, TX), Jasbir Singh Nayyar (Bangalore, , IN), Karthik Ramasubramanian (Bangalore, , IN), Tom Altus (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15921887 on 03/15/2018 (1447 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radar device is provided that includes a timing control component operable to generate, for each chirp of a sequence of chirps according to a set of chirp configuration parameters and a chirp profile for the chirp, chirp control signals to cause the radar device to transmit the chirp, the timing control component having chirp configuration parameter inputs, chirp profile parameter inputs, a chirp address output, and chirp control signal outputs, a chirp configuration storage component having chirp configuration parameter outputs coupled to corresponding inputs of the configuration parameter inputs of the timing control component, a chirp profile address output, and a chirp address input coupled to the chirp address output, and a chirp profile storage component having chirp profile parameter outputs coupled to the chirp profile parameter inputs of the timing control component; and a chirp profile address input coupled to the chirp profile address output.

[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


Multi-chip transceiver testing in a radar system
Patent No. 11262436 

Inventor(s): Brian Paul Ginsburg (Allen, TX), Daniel Colum Breen (Richardson, TX), Krishnanshu Dandu (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16927445 on 07/13/2020 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radar system is provided that includes a first radar transceiver integrated circuit (IC) including transmission signal generation circuitry operable to generate a continuous wave signal and a first transmit channel coupled to the transmission generation circuitry to receive the continuous wave signal and transmit a test signal based on the continuous wave signal, and a second radar transceiver IC including a first receive channel coupled to an output of the first transmit channel of the first radar transceiver IC via a loopback path to receive the test signal from first the transmit channel, the second radar transceiver IC operable to measure phase response in the test signal.

[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


Module with transmit optical subassembly and receive optical subassembly
Patent No. 11262498 

Inventor(s): Karlheinz Muth (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Rockley Photonics Limited (Oxford, , GB)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16945569 on 07/31/2020 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optoelectronic module. In some embodiments, the module includes: a housing, a substantially planar subcarrier, a photonic integrated circuit, and an analog electronic integrated circuit. The subcarrier has a thermal conductivity greater than 10 W/m/K. The photonic integrated circuit and the analog electronic integrated circuit are secured to a first side of the subcarrier, and the subcarrier is secured to a first wall of the housing. A second side of the subcarrier, opposite the first side of the subcarrier, is parallel to, secured to, and in thermal contact with, an interior side of the first wall of the housing.

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


Vehicle identification and guidance systems and associated methods
Patent No. 11262747 

Inventor(s): Daryl Day (Frisco, TX), Richard K. Hoofard (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems AB (Landskrona, , SE)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16438347 on 06/11/2019 (994 days app to issue)

Abstract: Identification and guidance systems configured to facilitate vehicle management in logistics yards or the like are described. The systems can include an identification and guidance (I/G) unit attached to each transport vehicle within the logistics yard. The I/G unit transmits information (e.g., location and guidance information) over a wireless network to a remote controller. The remote controller can transmit relevant information received from the I/G unit to a portable communications device associated with the transport vehicle to which the I/G unit is mounted. For example, the portable communications device may be located in a tractor being used to maneuver the transport vehicle about the logistics yard so that the driver can use the information displayed on the portable communications device to assist with maneuvering the transport vehicle. Related methods are also described.

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


System and method for controlling tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 11262750 

Inventor(s): Jeremy Robert Chavez (Colleyville, TX), Paul David Ruckel (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16585920 on 09/27/2019 (886 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes: adjusting a first flight control device of a rotorcraft to control flight around a first axis of the rotorcraft, the first flight control device exercising flight control authority around the first axis of the rotorcraft; detecting a failure of the first flight control device; transitioning at least a portion of the flight control authority around the first axis of the rotorcraft from the first flight control device to a second flight control device of the rotorcraft, the transitioning being performed automatically in response to detecting the failure of the first flight control device; and adjusting the second flight control device to control flight around the first axis of the rotorcraft, the second flight control device being adjusted by a first control process when the rotorcraft is in a first flight mode, the second flight control device being adjusted by a second control process when the rotorcraft is in a second flight mode.

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


Driver assistance system for autonomously indicating vehicle user intent in response to a predefined driving situation
Patent No. 11262755 

Inventor(s): Heishiro Toyoda (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15948145 on 04/09/2018 (1422 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing system for a vehicle includes one or more processors for controlling operation of the computing system, and a memory for storing data and program instructions usable by the one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to execute instructions stored in the memory to determine when the vehicle is currently in a user-selected predefined driving situation and, responsive to the determination, control operation of the vehicle to implement a vehicle response mode associated with the user-selected predefined driving situation. The vehicle response mode may include an initial control mode specifying one or more initial indicators of the vehicle response mode, and a conditional secondary control mode specifying one or more secondary indicators of the vehicle response mode. The one or more initial indicators and the one or more secondary indicators are configured to be perceivable by a person exterior of the vehicle.

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


Systems and methods for using risk profiles for creating and deploying new vehicle event definitions to a fleet of vehicles
Patent No. 11262763 

Inventor(s): David Forney (La Jolla, CA), Jason Palmer (Carlsbad, CA), Mark Freitas (San Diego, CA), Nicholas Shayne Brookins (Encinitas, CA), Reza Ghanbari (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): SmartDrive Systems, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Esplin Associates, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16400903 on 05/01/2019 (1035 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for using risk profiles for creating and deploying new vehicle event definitions to a fleet of vehicles are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may: obtain a first risk profile, a second risk profile, and vehicle event characterization information; select individual ones of the previously detected vehicle events that have one or more characteristics in common; determine circumstances for at least a predefined period prior to occurrences of the selected vehicle events; create a new vehicle event definition based on the determined set of circumstances; distribute the new vehicle event definition to individual vehicles in the fleet of vehicles; and receive additional vehicle event information from the individual vehicles in the fleet of vehicles.

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


Cache-based memory read commands
Patent No. 11262946 

Inventor(s): Patrick A. La Fratta (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16694105 on 11/25/2019 (827 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments described herein provide for selectively sending a cache-based read command, such as a speculative read (SREAD) command in accordance with a Non-Volatile Dual In-Line Memory Module-P (NVDIMM-P) memory protocol, to a memory sub-system.

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


Techniques to deploy an application as a cloud computing service
Patent No. 11263005 

Inventor(s): Anoop Kunjuramanpillai (McKinney, TX), Baswaraj Thota (Frisco, TX), David Schaaf (McKinney, TX), Kenneth Naugle (Carrollton, TX), Phani Krishna Hari (The Colony, TX), Radford Shiozaki (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16822668 on 03/18/2020 (713 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are described to automate deployment of an application as a cloud computing service. Such deployment may be accomplished on any underlying host infrastructure. As mentioned above, a typical application may engage in a number of build and deployment processes in order to run on a host computer with an infrastructure type. The techniques described herein may leverage an artificial intelligence computation library to identify which build and deployment processes are required by the application. Once identified, the user may select a host infrastructure type and create a container package with a runtime machine and components configure to run these build and deployment processes for that host infrastructure type. The container package may be used to generate an image from which the host computer can run the application as the cloud computing service. Other embodiments are described and claimed.

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


System for pattern recognition to customized resource usage
Patent No. 11263049 

Inventor(s): Susan R. Hart (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16861523 on 04/29/2020 (671 days app to issue)

Abstract: Resource event patterns are identified in previously conducted resource events based on historical resource event data and, in some embodiments, pending and/or previous resource event request data. Specifically, the resource event patterns indicate a timing pattern for when resource events included in the pattern are conducted. Based at least on the timing pattern, an optimal time or time period is determined for communicating a notification to the user that is configured to notify a user that a next occurrence of a time within the timing pattern is imminent and that a resource event within the resource event pattern is pending. The optimal time may be close in proximity of the next occurrence of the time within the timing pattern or, depending on other factors, such as user preference, resource volume due, resource volume availability, resource volume due in comparison to typical resource volume due, the optimal time may be farther out from the next occurrence of a time within the timing pattern.

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


Producer-side prioritization of message processing
Patent No. 11263066 

Inventor(s): Garrett Christopher Young (Wylie, TX), Timothy Austin Geldart (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN TEXT GXS ULC (Halifax, , CA)
Law Firm: Sprinkle IP Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16861004 on 04/28/2020 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: A message processing system that provides a processing flow, the message processing system comprising an input message consumer configured to consume input messages from an input message queue, where the input messages comprise priority information. The message processing system includes a command producer configured to produce commands for a next step in the processing flow. Each command produced may include a target time determined using priority information extracted from an input message to which that command corresponds. The message processing system comprises a queue for commands. The message processing system further comprises a command consumer configured to select commands that have expired target times from the command queue for processing and consume the selected commands from the command queue.

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


Methods and systems for transmitting arrays of sequenced data blocks
Patent No. 11263167 

Inventor(s): Vidhya Seran (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16834822 on 03/30/2020 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary method includes establishing, by a sending device, a communication session with a receiving device, the communication session configured to transfer an array of related, sequenced data blocks from the sending device to the receiving device. The method includes sending one or more parameter messages including parameters associated with the array of data blocks. The method includes receiving one or more parameter acknowledgement messages to the one or more parameter messages, the one or more parameter acknowledgement messages including a plurality of memory addresses of the receiving device, the plurality of memory addresses including a respective memory address for each data block of the array of data blocks. The method includes sending the array of data blocks to the receiving device, each data block of the array of data blocks sent to the respective memory address using a remote direct memory access (RDMA) protocol.

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


Enhanced multi-workspace chatbot
Patent No. 11263249 

Inventor(s): Michael Treadway (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): KYNDRYL, INC. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Tutunjian Bitetto, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16428300 on 05/31/2019 (1005 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products are described herein that provided context to user queries to a chat bot. In one embodiment, the method may include receiving a user query at a chat bot. The chat bot is communicating with a system providing conversation interaction with the user. The chat bot accessing a user profile being initiated by the user. The user can revoke the permission to the system for creating and/or using a user profile at any time. In some embodiments, the user profile includes a query history and profile information about the user that correlates keywords to context. The chat bot weighs query keywords for comparison with the keywords of the user profile that are correlated to context. The chat bot interacts with the user using the context correlated to the user in accordance with the weight of the query keywords matched to the keywords of the user profile that are correlated to the context.

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


Method and system for digital record verification
Patent No. 11263282 

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: 17408452 on 08/22/2021 (191 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and a method are disclosed that enable a mobile device to use an encoded tag to initiate and maintain communications with at least one remote server. The encoded tag is positioned to identify a point of interest, and in response to using the mobile device to scan the encoded tag, communications regarding the point of interest may be initiated. A single encoded tag may be used to obtain and update recorded information about the point of interest, to notify others about an issue related to the point of interest, to log into the system, and to wait to be alerted about an issue related to the point of interest. If an issue relating to a point of interest has been reported, the system and method may monitor the reported issue to ensure that an action has been taken to address the reported issue.

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


Computer architecture for emulating a bidirectional string correlithm object generator in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 11263290 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16381926 on 04/11/2019 (1055 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to emulate a bidirectional string correlithm object generator includes multiple processing stages that operate together to output a bidirectional string correlithm object. The bidirectional string correlithm object includes sub-string correlithm objects that extend in different n-dimensional directions from a central sub-string correlithm object.

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


System for information security threat assessment and event triggering
Patent No. 11263327 

Inventor(s): David Michael Steele (Carrollton, TX), Robert James Gray (Southlake, TX), Ryan Joseph Argomaniz (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16777505 on 01/30/2020 (761 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for generating entity-specific security-related inquiries and determining a frequency for invoking the inquiries based on integration of external security-related data and internal security related data. Specifically, a security threat level is determined for an entity and the components which comprise the security threat are identified. The components signify areas of focus for generating the entity-specific security-related inquiries. In further embodiments of the invention analytics are implemented to logically analyze the external security-related data and internal security related data and the results of which further refine the generation of the entity-specific security-related inquiries and/or determination of the frequency for invoking the inquiries.

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


Methods and systems for improving an interior design of a vehicle under development
Patent No. 11263366 

Inventor(s): Prashant Tiwari (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16532759 on 08/06/2019 (938 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods described herein concern improving an interior design of a vehicle under development. One embodiment presents an electronic survey to ridesharing customers from a plurality of ridesharing trips in a rideshare vehicle having a reconfigurable interior that is configured in accordance with a proposed interior design for the vehicle under development, the electronic survey pertaining to one or more features of the proposed interior design, and collects and stores, in a computer memory, responses to the electronic survey for the plurality of ridesharing trips. The proposed interior design is modified based, at least in part, on the responses to the electronic survey.

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


Dual touch sensor architecture with XY-position and Z-force sensing for touch-on-surface button
Patent No. 11263421 

Inventor(s): Dongtai Liu (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15461419 on 03/16/2017 (1811 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dual touch sensor with XY-position and Z-force sensing, such as for implementing a touch button, includes a touch sensor assembly with: (a) an XY-position sensor (such as capacitive, single ended or differential) including an XY electrode disposed at the backside of the touch surface opposite the button area to define an XY sensing area corresponding to the button area, the XY-position sensor to sense a touch within the XY sensing area, as a button-touch event; and (b) a Z-force sensor (such as inductive or capacitive) including a Z-electrode to sense touch-pressure deflection of the touch surface, including to sense a touch-pressure deflection that exceeds a button-press threshold as a button-press event. Sensor electronics coupled to the XY-position sensor and the Z-force sensor detects, as a button touch-press condition, the capacitive XY-position sensor sensing a button-touch event, substantially contemporaneous with the Z-Force sensor sensing a button-press event.

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


Temperature indicator
Patent No. 11263504 

Inventor(s): Aldric Lee (Plano, TX), Anthony N. Fonk (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): ShockWatch, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16263768 on 01/31/2019 (1125 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a device and technique for temperature detection includes a housing having a temperature detection assembly, switch circuitry, and a radio-frequency identification (RFID) module coupled to the switch circuitry. Responsive to the indicator being subjected to a temperature exceeding a threshold, the temperature detection assembly causes a change in the switch circuitry, wherein the change in the switch circuitry causes a change in a value output by the RFID module when activated.

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


System and method for molecular reconstruction and probability distributions using a 3D variational-conditioned generative adversarial network
Patent No. 11263534 

Inventor(s): Alvaro Prat (Barcelona, , ES), Alwin Bucher (Cambridge, , GB), Charles Dazler Knuff (Dallas, TX), Roy Tal (Dallas, TX), Zygimantas Jocys (Hove, , GB)
Assignee(s): RO5 INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Galvin Patent Law LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17399931 on 08/11/2021 (202 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method that produces an accurate probability distribution representative of a target molecule that may be used in pharmacokinetics and analogous applications. A generator is seeded from a variational autoencoder during training and is then used after training in series with a second variational autoencoder to produce the probability distributions from molecular tensors.

[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)


Apparatus and method of implementing batch-mode active learning for technology-assisted review of documents
Patent No. 11263556 

Inventor(s): Chandler L. Burgess (Dallas, TX), Jeffrey A. Johnson (Frisco, TX), Md Ahsan Habib (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): LEGILITY DATA SOLUTIONS, LLC (Nashville, TN)
Law Firm: Johnson, Marcou, Isaacs Nix, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16740044 on 01/10/2020 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the electronic document review field and, more particularly, to various apparatuses and methods of implementing batch-mode active learning for technology-assisted review (TAR) of documents (e.g., legal documents).

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


System and method for computer-assisted improvement of business intelligence exosystem
Patent No. 11263562 

Inventor(s): J. Lynn Moore, Jr. (Lucas, TX), Jeremy D. Siler (Dallas, TX), Lance W. Hankins (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Motio, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15959936 on 04/23/2018 (1408 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, improvement of a business intelligence ecosystem may include analyzing component(s) of a business intelligence ecosystem, identifying candidate improvements, applying at least a portion of candidate improvements, and/or verifying effects of the candidate improvements. Candidate improvements for business intelligence artifact(s), underlying data sources, BI environment configurations, metadata models, and/or computing resources may be analyzed and identified.

[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]


Cash cassette note separation technique
Patent No. 11263874 

Inventor(s): Kyuno Youn (Seoul, , KR), Seungtae Paik (Seoul, , KR), Wesley K. Armentrout (Columbus, OH)
Assignee(s): Nautilus Hyosung America, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Quinn IP Law (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17381711 on 07/21/2021 (223 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cash cassette includes a housing, a pick-up module, a push plate, and one or more separator modules. The housing has a dispense end, a floor, and a size suitable to store multiple notes. Each note has a particular note edge. The pick-up module is disposed at the dispense end of the housing and is configured to transfer one note at a time out of the housing. The push plate is movably disposed inside the housing and is configured to bias the notes against the pick-up module. The separator modules are disposed on the floor of the housing proximate to the pick-up module. Each separator module has a rough surface that engages the particular note edges as the notes are pushed onto the separator modules by the push plate. The rough surface loosens individual notes from each other as the notes move across the separator modules toward the pick-up module.

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


System-on-chip for smoke alarm
Patent No. 11263883 

Inventor(s): Grant Evan Falkenburg (Dallas, TX), Lundy Findlay Taylor (Plano, TX), Mehedi Hassan (Plano, TX), Shinya Morita (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16850237 on 04/16/2020 (684 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system on a chip (SoC) for smoke detection includes power regulator circuits coupled to respective pins and analog sensor amplifier circuits that are each coupled to a respective pin of the pins coupled to the power regulator circuits. A first analog sensor amplifier circuit of the analog sensor amplifier circuits has a photoelectric amplifier circuit, a first LED driver and a second LED driver. The SoC also has a digital core that includes a digital logic circuit, register bits, and an MCU communication circuit. The MCU communication circuit is coupled to a data pin, the register bits are coupled to control or modify operation of the power regulator circuits and the analog sensor amplifier circuits, and the register bits are operable to be written to by an MCU.

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


Health advisory alert systems, mobile computing units having the same, and health advisory alert methods
Patent No. 11263887 

Inventor(s): Bryan Else Yamasaki (Ypsilanti, MI), Roger Akira Kyle (Frisco, TX), Timothy Wang (Ypsilanti, 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: 17097467 on 11/13/2020 (473 days app to issue)

Abstract: A health advisory alert system for a vehicle is presented. A controller may determine whether a vehicle occupant is preparing to exit the vehicle. Upon determination that the vehicle occupant is preparing to exit the vehicle, the controller may determine a location of the vehicle, determine a health advisory metric based on the location of the vehicle, and determine whether personal protective equipment should be worn based on the health advisory metric. Upon determination that personal protective equipment should be worn, the controller may output a notification to the vehicle occupant indicating that personal protective equipment should be worn.

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


System including a user interface application for reserving a parking space
Patent No. 11263907 

Inventor(s): Tyler Witten (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16593991 on 10/05/2019 (878 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention discloses a system and method to reserve and park a vehicle in a parking lot via an application through a smartphone. The system comprises a parking meter installed at the parking lot to prevent unauthorized access of vehicle to the reserved parking lot. The parking meter could communicate to a server via a wireless communication for reserving a parking lot. The application could identify the user”s location and allows the user to communicate or engage the parking meter at the parking lot via the navigation system. The parking meter comprises a housing, a camera, a chip reader, displays, a plurality of backlight panels, NFC, and ultrasonic sensor. The parking meter authorizes the vehicle”s number and provides access to the parking lot. The user could pay for the usage of the parking lot via the application or the chip reader or NFC of the parking meter.

[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]


Apparatuses and methods for selective row refreshes
Patent No. 11264075 

Inventor(s): Debra M. Bell (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16160801 on 10/15/2018 (1233 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for selective row refreshes are disclosed herein. An example apparatus may include a refresh control circuit. The refresh control circuit may be configured to receive a target address associated with a target plurality of memory cells from an address bus. The refresh control circuit may further be configured to provide a proximate address to the address bus responsive, at least in part, to determining that a number of refresh operations have occurred. In some examples, a plurality of memory cells associated with the proximate address may be a plurality of memory cells adjacent the target plurality of memory cells.

[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)


Metastable resistant latch
Patent No. 11264078 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), William C. Waldrop (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16781763 on 02/04/2020 (756 days app to issue)

Abstract: Memory devices receive a data signal and an accompanying data strobing signal, which informs the device that data is ready for latching. The data strobing signal enables capturing the data while the data signal transitions from a logic high to a logic low or vice versa, resulting in an indeterminate output (e.g., between 0 and 1). The indeterminate value may cause metastability in memory operations using the indeterminate output. To prevent or reduce metastability, a cascaded timing arbiter latch includes cascaded alternating NAND timing arbiters and NOR timing arbiters. In some embodiments, these logic gates are connected to transistors above and below the cascaded timing arbiters. The cascaded timing arbiters and/or transistors provide amplification on a feedback path of the latch. In other embodiments, the cascaded timing arbiters are isolated by inverters and are not connected to transistors. This embodiment reduces capacitive loading on nodes of the internal feedback path.

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


Apparatuses, systems, and methods for a content addressable memory cell with latch and comparator circuits
Patent No. 11264096 

Inventor(s): Dan Penney (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16411573 on 05/14/2019 (1022 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure are drawn to apparatuses and methods for content addressable memory (CAM) cells. Each CAM cell may include a comparator portion which stores a bit of information. Each CAM cell may also include a comparator portion, which compares an external bit to the stored bit. A group of CAM cells may be organized into a CAM register, with each CAM cell coupled in common to a signal line. Any of the CAM cells may change a voltage on the signal line if the external bit does not match the stored bit.

[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)


Refresh operations for memory cells based on susceptibility to read errors
Patent No. 11264110 

Inventor(s): Abhijith Prakash (Milpitas, CA), Jiahui Yuan (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16790362 on 02/13/2020 (747 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and techniques are described for periodically refreshing word line voltages in a block of memory cells based on the susceptibility of the block to read errors. One source of read errors is delayed read disturb which results from a low word line voltage during idle periods of the memory device. In one aspect, periodic refresh operations are optimized based on factors such as a number of bits per cell in the block and number of program-erase (P-E) cycles. For example, at high P-E cycles, the amplitude of a refresh voltage for a single-level cell (SLC) block can be 0 V or lower while the amplitude of a refresh voltage for a multi-level cell (MLC) block can be an intermediate voltage between 0 V and a pass voltage.

[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)


Integrated circuit memory with built-in self-test (BIST)
Patent No. 11264115 

Inventor(s): Srinivas R. Sathu (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Polansky Associates, P.L.L.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17027983 on 09/22/2020 (525 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a memory core and a built-in self-test (BIST) controller. The memory core has an array of memory cells located at intersections of a plurality of word lines and a plurality of bit line pairs. The BIST controller is coupled to the memory core and has a mission mode and a built-in self-test mode. When in the mission mode, the BIST controller performs read and write accesses using precharge on demand. When in the built-in self-test mode, the BIST controller performs a floating bit line test by draining a voltage on true and complement bit lines of a selected bit line pair and subsequently precharging the true and complement bit lines of the selected bit line pair, before reading or writing data using the true and complement bit lines of the selected bit line pair.

[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)


Location based medical record management systems and methods
Patent No. 11264122 

Inventor(s): Ravi Seshadri (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NANTHEALTH, INC. (Culver City, CA)
Law Firm: Stetina Brunda Garred and Brucker (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16852316 on 04/17/2020 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for mobile carrier-centric data record custodians is provided and includes cellular network interfaces that transmit and receive wireless communication over a cellular network, an electronic medical record (EMR) database that stores EMRs, and a mobile account management server coupled with the cellular network interfaces and the EMR database, the mobile account management server receiving an EMR request associated with a mobile user account over the cellular network, querying the EMR database for a results set having EMRs satisfying the query, generating a plurality of EMR responses to the EMR request as a function of the results set and state information associated with the cellular network, and transmitting the plurality of EMR responses over the plurality of cellular network interfaces to the mobile device via the cellular network, the plurality of EMR responses being formatted for wireless protocols of the cellular network interfaces over which they are transmitted. NULL


System and method for automated pharmaceutical research utilizing context workspaces
Patent No. 11264140 

Inventor(s): Charles Dazler Knuff (Dallas, TX), Roy Tal (Dallas, TX), Zygimantas Jocys (Hove, , GB)
Assignee(s): RO5 INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Galvin Patent Law LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17387859 on 07/28/2021 (216 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for an automated pharmaceutical research utilizing contextual workspaces comprising a workspace drive engine, a data analysis engine, one or more machine and deep learning modules, a knowledge graph, and a workspace interface, which can create a virtual research workspace where data files containing biochemical data related to current research can be uploaded, which automatically processes and analyzes the uploaded data file to autonomously extract a plurality of information related to the uploaded data file, which performs various similarity searches on the uploaded data, and which formats and displays all the extracted information in the workspace, such that the workspace may provide a deeper contextualized view of the uploaded biochemical data.

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


High resolution counter using phased shifted clock
Patent No. 11264999 

Inventor(s): Nick Angelo (McKinney, TX), William T. Jennings (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Daly Crowley Mofford Durkee, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16816851 on 03/12/2020 (719 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for generating phase-shifted clock signals from a reference clock, connecting the phase-shifted clock signals to a counter module so that the phase-shifted clock signals change values in counters in the counter module, and combining the values in the counters to generate an output signal corresponding to an amount of time. One or more events can be detected at a time corresponding to the output signal. In embodiments, pulses can be transmitted and received at a measure time to evaluate connected devices.

[G04F] TIME-INTERVAL MEASURING (measuring pulse characteristics G01R, e.g. G01R 29/02; in radar or like systems G01S; masers H01S 1/00; generation of oscillations H03B; generation or counting of pulses, frequency dividing H03K; analogue/digital conversion in general H03M 1/00) [2]


System and method for anomaly detection with root cause identification
Patent No. 11265205 

Inventor(s): Pritesh Shah (Frisco, TX), Sumit Singh (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16945152 on 07/31/2020 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer device may include a processor configured to obtain key performance indicator (KPI) values for KPI parameters associated with at least one device and compute a set of historical statistical values for the obtained KPI values associated with the network device. The processor may be further configured to provide the KPI values and the computed set of historical statistical values to an anomaly detection model to identify potential anomalies; filter the identified potential anomalies based on a designated desirable behavior for a particular KPI parameter to identify at least one anomaly; and send an alert that includes information identifying the at least one anomaly to a management system or a repair system associated with the device. The computer device may further determine a root cause KPI parameter for the identified at least one anomaly and include information identifying the determined root cause KPI parameter in the alert.

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


 

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Methods and apparatus to deploy workload domains in virtual server racks
Patent No. 11263006 

Inventor(s): Jason A. Lochhead (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): VMWARE, INC. (Palo Alto, CA)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15280348 on 09/29/2016 (1979 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus to deploy workload domains in virtual server racks are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a policy manager to determine an availability option and a performance option of the workload domain based on a domain type and determine capacity options based on a user selection of the availability option and a user selection of the performance option by a first user, a deployment manager to identify first ones of a plurality of computing resources to form a placement solution for the workload domain based on the user selection of the availability and performance options, and based on a user selection of one of the determined capacity options by the first user, the plurality of computing resources stored in a resource database accessible by the first user and a second user, and a resource manager to reserve the first ones of the plurality of computing resources to deploy the workload domain for the first user.

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


Co-integration of tensile silicon and compressive silicon germanium
Patent No. 11264286 

Inventor(s): Nicolas Loubet (Guilderland, NY), Pierre Morin (Kessel-Lo, , BG), Yann Mignot (Slingerlands, NY)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16445778 on 06/19/2019 (986 days app to issue)

Abstract: Integrated circuits are disclosed in which the strain properties of adjacent pFETs and nFETs are independently adjustable. The pFETs include compressive-strained SiGe on a silicon substrate, while the nFETs include tensile-strained silicon on a strain-relaxed SiGe substrate. Adjacent n-type and p-type FinFETs are separated by electrically insulating regions formed by a damascene process. During formation of the insulating regions, the SiGe substrate supporting the n-type devices is permitted to relax elastically, thereby limiting defect formation in the crystal lattice of the SiGe 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]


Spring bar leadframe, method and packaged electronic device with zero draft angle
Patent No. 11264310 

Inventor(s): Anis Fauzi Bin Abdul Aziz (Kedah, , MY), Jin Keong Lim (Kuala Lumpur, , MY), Lee Han Meng Eugene Lee (Melaka, , MY), Sueann Wei Fen Lim (Melaka, , MY)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16892527 on 06/04/2020 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes attaching semiconductor dies to die attach pads of first and second columns of the lead frame; enclosing the semiconductor dies of the respective columns in respective first and second package structures; trimming the lead frame to separate respective first and second lead portions of adjacent ones of the first and second columns of the lead frame; moving the first columns along a column direction relative to the second columns; and separating individual packaged electronic devices of the respective first and second columns from one another.

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


Packaged device carrier for thermal enhancement or signal redistribution of packaged semiconductor devices
Patent No. 11264336 

Inventor(s): Sreenivasan K. Koduri (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16680044 on 11/11/2019 (841 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a described example, an apparatus includes a packaged device carrier having a board side surface and an opposing surface, the packaged device carrier having conductive leads having a first thickness spaced from one another; the conductive leads having a head portion attached to a dielectric portion, a middle portion extending from the head portion and extending away from the board side surface of the packaged device carrier at an angle to the opposing surface, and each lead having an end extending from the middle portion with a foot portion configured for mounting to a 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]


Isolator integrated circuits with package structure cavity and fabrication methods
Patent No. 11264369 

Inventor(s): Barry Jon Male (West Granby, CT), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Robert Alan Neidorff (Bedford, NH), Steve Kummerl (Carrolton, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16859345 on 04/27/2020 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, an integrated circuit includes a leadframe structure, which includes electrical conductors. A first coil structure is electrically connected to a first pair of the electrical conductors of the leadframe structure. The first coil structure is partially formed on a semiconductor die structure. A second coil structure is electrically connected to a second pair of the electrical conductors of the leadframe structure. The second coil structure is partially formed on the semiconductor die structure. A molded package structure encloses portions of the leadframe structure. The molded package structure exposes portions of the first and second pairs of the electrical conductors to allow external connection to the first and second coil structures. The molded package structure includes a cavity to magnetically couple portions of the first and second coil structures.

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


Threshold adjustment for quantum dot array devices with metal source and drain
Patent No. 11264480 

Inventor(s): John H. Zhang (Altamont, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16025982 on 07/02/2018 (1338 days app to issue)

Abstract: Incorporation of metallic quantum dots (e.g., silver bromide (AgBr) films) into the source and drain regions of a MOSFET can assist in controlling the transistor performance by tuning the threshold voltage. If the silver bromide film is rich in bromine atoms, anion quantum dots are deposited, and the AgBr energy gap is altered so as to increase V[subscript]t[/subscript]. If the silver bromide film is rich in silver atoms, cation quantum dots are deposited, and the AgBr energy gap is altered so as to decrease V[subscript]t[/subscript]. Atomic layer deposition (ALD) of neutral quantum dots of different sizes also varies V[subscript]t[/subscript]. Use of a mass spectrometer during film deposition can assist in varying the composition of the quantum dot film. The metallic quantum dots can be incorporated into ion-doped source and drain regions. Alternatively, the metallic quantum dots can be incorporated into epitaxially doped source and drain regions.

[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]


Antenna apparatus and related communication systems for use with vehicle lamps
Patent No. 11264707 

Inventor(s): Varun J. Prabhakar (Saline, 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: 16689624 on 11/20/2019 (832 days app to issue)

Abstract: Antenna apparatus and related communication systems for use with vehicle lamps are disclosed. A disclosed communication system for a vehicle and a trailer includes a lamp positioned on the vehicle and a conductive structure coupled to a stylized component of the lamp. The communication system also includes a primary antenna at least partially formed by the conductive structure and electrically coupled to a vehicle electronic device. The communication system also includes a secondary antenna positioned on the trailer and electrically coupled to a trailer electronic device. The primary and secondary antennas, together, are configured to interact with each other to provide wireless communication between the vehicle and trailer electronic devices.

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


Lensed antennas for use in cellular and other communications systems
Patent No. 11264726 

Inventor(s): Igor Timofeev (Dallas, TX), Kevin Eldon Linehan (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16663558 on 10/25/2019 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: Phased array antennas include a plurality of radiating elements and a plurality of RF lenses that are generally aligned along a first vertical axis. Each radiating element is associated with a respective one of the RF lenses, and each radiating element is tilted with respect to the first vertical axis.

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


Lensed base station antennas having staggered vertical arrays for azimuth beam width stabilization
Patent No. 11264727 

Inventor(s): Michel Dembinski (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17266860 on 08/21/2019 (923 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lensed base station antenna includes a first array that includes a plurality of first radiating elements that are configured to transmit respective sub-components of a first RF signal, a second array that includes a plurality of second radiating elements that are configured to transmit respective sub-components of a second RF signal and an RF lens structure positioned to receive electromagnetic radiation from a first of the first radiating elements and from a first of the second radiating elements. A first subset of the first radiating elements are aligned along a first vertical axis and a second subset of the first radiating elements are aligned along a second vertical axis that is spaced apart from the first vertical axis. The first and second arrays each include a single radiating element per horizontal row.

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


Pulse width modulator delay control circuit
Patent No. 11264897 

Inventor(s): Brian Thomas Lynch (Brookline, NH), Stefan Wlodzimierz Wiktor (Raleigh, NC)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16562012 on 09/05/2019 (908 days app to issue)

Abstract: A switching power supply controller includes a pulse width modulator circuit. The pulse width modulator circuit includes a delay circuit and a delay control circuit coupled to the delay circuit. The delay control circuit includes an amplifier circuit. The amplifier circuit includes a first input terminal, a second input terminal, and an output terminal. The first input terminal is coupled to a first voltage reference terminal. The second input terminal is coupled to the second voltage reference terminal. The output terminal is coupled to a control terminal of the delay circuit.

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


Switching converter with multiple drive stages and related modes
Patent No. 11264898 

Inventor(s): Dan Li (Beijing, , CN), Liang Zhang (Beijing, , CN), Weibing Jing (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16690830 on 11/21/2019 (831 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a switching converter with an output inductor. The switching converter also includes a switch set with a switch node coupled to the output inductor. The switching converter also includes a first drive stage coupled to the switch set. The switching converter also includes a second drive stage coupled to the switch set. The switching converter also includes a controller coupled to the first drive stage and the second drive stage. The controller includes a supply voltage detector circuit. The controller also includes a level shifter coupled to an output of the supply voltage detector circuit. The controller also includes a selection circuit coupled between the level shifter and the second drive stage.

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


Power converter with zero-voltage switching
Patent No. 11264903 

Inventor(s): James Michael Walden (Apex, NC), Pei-Hsin Liu (Westford, MA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15707257 on 09/18/2017 (1625 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power converter circuit includes a power stage that includes a transformer and a switch. The switch can be controlled in response to a PWM signal to provide a primary current through a primary winding of the transformer to induce a secondary current in a secondary winding of the transformer to generate an output voltage. The power stage includes a switching node between the switch and the primary winding having a switching voltage. The circuit also includes a switching controller configured to generate the PWM signal in response to a ramp signal. The ramp signal can have an amplitude of a slope that is proportional to a decay rate of a magnetizing current of the transformer and generated in response to feedback from the power stage. The switch can be activated in response to the switching voltage having an amplitude of approximately zero volts based on the amplitude of the ramp signal.

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


Reference precharge system
Patent No. 11264959 

Inventor(s): Amit Kumar Gupta (Frisco, TX), Peng Cao (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16903030 on 06/16/2020 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: A precharge circuit comprises a gain amplifier, a comparator, a reservoir capacitor, a switch, a current source, and a switching network. The gain amplifier has a gain G[b]1[/b] and receives an input voltage Vrefp. The gain amplifier outputs an amplified voltage G[b]1[/b]Vrefp to the comparator, which compares G[b]1[/b]Vrefp to a voltage across the reservoir capacitor. The comparator outputs a control signal for the switch based on the comparison. The switch couples the current source to the reservoir capacitor. The current from the current source charges the reservoir capacitor. The switching network couples the reservoir capacitor to an output of the precharge circuit during a first operating mode and provides the input voltage Vrefp to the output during a second operating mode.

[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)


Piezoelectric resonator with patterned resonant confiners
Patent No. 11264970 

Inventor(s): Jeronimo Segovia Fernandez (San Jose, CA), Peter Smeys (San Jose, CA), Ting-Ta Yen (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16290873 on 03/02/2019 (1095 days app to issue)

Abstract: A MEMS resonator is operated at its parallel resonance frequency. An acoustic wave is propagated laterally away from a central region of the MEMS resonator through a piezoelectric layer of the MEMS resonator. The propagating acoustic wave is attenuated with concentric confiners that surround and are spaced apart from a perimeter of an electrode that forms the MEMS resonator.

[H03H] IMPEDANCE NETWORKS, e.g. RESONANT CIRCUITS; RESONATORS (measuring, testing G01R; arrangements for producing a reverberation or echo sound G10K 15/08; impedance networks or resonators consisting of distributed impedances, e.g. of the waveguide type, H01P; control of amplification, e.g. bandwidth control of amplifiers, H03G; tuning resonant circuits, e.g. tuning coupled resonant circuits, H03J; networks for modifying the frequency characteristics of communication systems H04B)


Synchronizing pulse-width modulation control
Patent No. 11264972 

Inventor(s): Sam Gnana Sabapathy (Sugar Land, TX), Venkataratna Subrahmanya Bharathi Akondy Raja Raghupathi (Cypress, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17133403 on 12/23/2020 (433 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a pulse width modulation (PWM) system includes an initiator and a receiver. The initiator includes an initiator counter and an initiator PWM signal generator. The initiator counter advances an initiator count in response to an initiator clock signal. The initiator PWM signal generator generates an initiator PWM signal in response to the initiator count. The receiver includes a receiver counter, a receiver PWM signal generator, and circuitry configured to reset the receiver count. The receiver counter advances a receiver count in response to a receiver clock signal. The receiver PWM signal generator generates a receiver PWM signal in response to the receiver count. The circuitry resets the receiver count in response to a synchronization signal and based on an offset.

[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]


Apparatus and methods to parallelize transistors
Patent No. 11264983 

Inventor(s): Cetin Kaya (Plano, TX), Nathan Richard Schemm (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17087262 on 11/02/2020 (484 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are described to parallelize transistors. An example apparatus includes a first transistor on a first die and a second transistor on a second die. The example apparatus includes a parallel feedback terminal coupled to the first die and the second die and a current sensor including a first contact and a second contact. The example apparatus includes a resistor coupled to the current sensor and at least one of the switched terminal or a ground terminal. The example apparatus includes an active drive controller including a first input coupled to the resistor, a second input coupled to the parallel feedback terminal, and an output coupled to the parallel feedback terminal. The example apparatus includes an edge delay controller adapted to be coupled to a gate driver and an error amplifier, and a control contact adapted to be coupled to the gate driver.

[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]


Waveform synthesizer using multiple digital-to-analog converters
Patent No. 11265009 

Inventor(s): Gary Franklin Chard (Murphy, TX), Keliu Shu (Frisco, TX), William Robert Krenik (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16730612 on 12/30/2019 (792 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a phase-locked loop having a phase-locked loop output to provide a first phase signal and a second phase signal phase delayed with respect to the first phase signal. The circuit further includes a digital circuit having a digital circuit input and an output. The digital circuit input couples to the phase-locked loop output. On the digital circuit output, the digital circuit is configured to provide a first digital-to-analog converter (DAC) enable signal and a second DAC enable signal. The circuit also includes first and second DACs. The first DAC is coupled to the digital circuit. The first DAC has a first enable input coupled to the digital circuit output to receive the first DAC enable signal. The second DAC is coupled to the digital circuit. The second DAC has a second enable input coupled to the digital circuit output to receive the second DAC enable signal.

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


Low rate loss bit-level distribution matcher for constellation shaping
Patent No. 11265086 

Inventor(s): Inwoong Kim (Allen, TX), Olga I. Vassilieva (Plano, TX), Paparao Palacharla (Richardson, TX), Tadashi Ikeuchi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16721216 on 12/19/2019 (803 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for constellation shaping using low rate loss bit-level distribution matchers include receiving blocks of input bits and, for each input block of a predetermined size, assigning a respective codeword of a predetermined output block size. The number of bits of a given bit value in the codeword is dependent on a predetermined target probability distribution. A one-to-one mapping exists between each possible combination of input bits and a codeword for input blocks containing the combination. Some codewords include a number of bits having the given bit value that is different than the predetermined target probability distribution, but an average number of bits having the given bit value in the available codewords meets the predetermined target probability distribution. The disclosed methods result in more available codewords and a lower rate loss than in bit-level distribution matchers with a constant modulus, while achieving similar shaping.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Bit slicer circuit for S-FSK receiver, integrated circuit, and method associated therewith
Patent No. 11265191 

Inventor(s): Abhijit Anant Patki (Bangalore, , IN), Amneh Mohammed Akour (Plano, TX), Nikolaus Klemmer (Dallas, TX), Tarkesh Pande (Richardson, TX), Timothy Patrick Pauletti (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16944562 on 07/31/2020 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a bit slicing circuit with a processing circuit. The processing circuit receives discrete frequency power estimates based on an S-FSK waveform received by an S-FSK receiver associated with the bit slicing circuit. The discrete frequency power estimates are representative of digital logic levels in a series of data frames modulated using S-FSK to form the S-FSK waveform. Each data frame including at least one word. Each word includes bit periods. The processing circuit receives SNR parameters that represent a dynamic SNR for the respective discrete frequency power estimates in relation to the series of data frames. The processing circuit selects a bit slicing technique from a set of available bit slicing techniques to generate data bit values for bit periods of the discrete frequency power estimates based on the SNR parameters. A method for performing bit slicing in an S-FSK receiver is also disclosed.

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


Continuous delivery of management configurations
Patent No. 11265211 

Inventor(s): Josue Negron (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): VMWARE, INC. (Palo Alto, CA)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17221025 on 04/02/2021 (333 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various implementations of approaches for continuous delivery of management configurations. In some examples, a management configuration delivery workflow is identified. A management console user interface includes a graphical representation of the management configuration delivery workflow. The management configuration is retrieved from a source environment specified in the management configuration delivery workflow and transmitted to a specified destination environment.

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


Systems and methods for determining a policy that allocates traffic associated with a network protocol type to a network slice
Patent No. 11265254 

Inventor(s): Kalyani Bogineni (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17102764 on 11/24/2020 (462 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network device may receive, from a user equipment, a dataset identifying: applications utilized by the user equipment, network protocol types associated with the applications, and network addresses associated with the applications. The network device may segregate the dataset based on the network protocol types and to generate a segregated dataset. The network device may determine, based on the segregated dataset, a policy that causes particular application traffic associated with a particular network protocol type to be allocated to a particular network slice of the network. The network device may cause the policy to be provided to the user equipment to cause the user equipment to allocate the particular application traffic associated with the particular network protocol type to the particular network slice of the network.

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


Secure communication routing for remote devices
Patent No. 11265255 

Inventor(s): Nia Mack (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16990180 on 08/11/2020 (567 days app to issue)

Abstract: A security system that provides for obfuscating the sending entities, receiving entities, and/or routings (e.g., host entities that are routing the communication and the path through which the communication is sent) without the need to encrypt the foregoing. The packets for a communication may include a datagram packet portion, an IP packet portion, and a routing packet portion and may be signed with a signature using a pre-shared key (e.g., a wheat signature or a chaff signature). Therefore, the actual datagram packet, IP packet, and/or routing packet may have the actual information or may have imitation information. Only the systems that have the pre-shared key are able to determine what are the wheat packets and what are the chaff packets such that the correct sending entity, receiving entity, and/or hosts routing the communication are able to determine the correct entities and/or the routing.

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


Automated event processing computing platform for handling and enriching blockchain data
Patent No. 11265326 

Inventor(s): Patrick Nicholas Lawrence (Plano, TX), William August Stahlhut (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16581870 on 09/25/2019 (888 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for using block chain technology to verify transaction data are described herein. A computing platform may receive data about events related to transactions, personal or corporate information, supply chains, and other relevant information about a person or corporate entity. The event information may be received, aggregated, and processed to determine metadata about the person or corporate entity. The metadata may indicate, for example, a trustworthiness of the person or corporate entity for various purposes. Such event information and/or metadata may be stored as transactions in a block chain that may be accessible by counterparties to a potential transaction involving the person or corporate entity. The automated event processing computing platform may further use automated techniques to implement smart transactions between the person/entity and counterparty based on the trust metadata.

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


Migration project automation, e.g., automated selling, planning, migration and configuration of email systems
Patent No. 11265376 

Inventor(s): Richard J Tett (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): SkyKick, LLC (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17198493 on 03/11/2021 (355 days app to issue)

Abstract: Technology is generally described for automating the project management and execution of data migration from a source email system to a destination email system. In some examples, the technology can include receiving a domain name of a second computing system; obtaining domain name system (DNS) records for the received domain name; determining an email hosting provider for the second computing system; determining, by the processor, based on the obtained DNS records, an email system service type of the source email system on the second computing system; discovering mailboxes and message delivery rules of the source email system; displaying customization options for migrating discovered source email system mailboxes; migrating data items from the source email system to the destination email system; and managing migration of data from source email system client computing devices to the destination email system.

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


Wireless device and methods for use in a paging network
Patent No. 11265680 

Inventor(s): Robert M. Kennard (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): THL Holding Company, LLC (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Garlick Markison (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17036535 on 09/29/2020 (518 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless device includes a user interface that generates a pairing signal in response to an indication from a user to pair the wireless device to at least one remote device and generates a first location request signal in response to a second indication from a user to locate the at least one remote device. A short-range wireless transceiver communicates RF signals to pair the wireless device to the at least one remote device and that transmits a first RF paging signal to the at least one remote device in response to the location request signal.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and device for communicating messages within a 5G network
Patent No. 11265686 

Inventor(s): Kalyani Bogineni (Irving, TX), Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX), Timothy M. Dwight (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16831103 on 03/26/2020 (705 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive, from an application function device (AF), a message intended for a destination user device, wherein the message conforms to a first format. The device may obtain, from a unified data management device (UDM), information indicating that the destination user device is capable of receiving messages that conform to a second format. The device may convert, based on the information indicating that the destination user device is capable of receiving messages that conform to the second format, the message from the first format to the second format. The device may send, after converting the message from the first format to the second format, the message to a short message service function device (SMSF) via a direct connection between the device and the SMSF, wherein the SMSF sends the message to the destination user device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and Device for Obtaining UE Security Capabilities
Patent No. 11265723 

Inventor(s): Ahmad Shawky Muhanna (Richardson, TX), Mazin Ali Al-Shalash (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen, , CN)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16783976 on 02/06/2020 (754 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for delivering user equipment (UE) new radio (NR) security capabilities and mobility management entity interworking. In the embodiments, adding the UE NR security capabilities in a new information element over a non-access stratum (NAS) is compatible with a legacy mobility management entity and eliminate any potential of bidding-down attack and is more advantageous and serves the security solution better. As long as the UE is connected to the long term evolution (LTE) and all UE security capabilities including LTE security capabilities have been replayed correctly and successfully in the NAS security mode command (SMC) message, the UE may not consider the absence of the UE NR security capabilities in the NAS SMC as a security vulnerability.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Radio access network service mediated enhanced session records for artificial intelligence or machine learning
Patent No. 11265786 

Inventor(s): Robert William Froehlich (McKinney, TX), Wing F. Lo (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NetScout Systems, Inc (Westford, MA)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17003417 on 08/26/2020 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method of monitoring a radio access network (RAN) is provided. The method includes receiving access stratum data that is a function of cell trace records (CTRs) associated with wireless communication transported to or from one or more cells of the RAN, wherein the CTRs are obtained at a granularity sufficient to detect one or more events, the events defining a segment or occurring during a segment, wherein a segment is defined by the beginning, end, or any handovers of a call included in the wireless communication. The method further includes detecting in the access stratum data one or more state transitions as indicated by the events and outputting an enhanced session record (ESR) including information processed from the access stratum data associated with the respective one or more detected state transitions.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Wireless station ranging using channel state
Patent No. 11265842 

Inventor(s): Malcolm M. Smith (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16812427 on 03/09/2020 (722 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques for determining a range between a wireless station (STA) and a wireless access point (AP) using channel state information are described. An AP determines channel state information corresponding to an STA. The AP determines, based on the channel state information, one or more fine timing measurement (FTM) parameters. A plurality of FTM messages are transmitted between the AP and the STA, based on the one or more FTM parameters. The STA is configured to determine an estimated range to the AP based on the plurality of FTM messages.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Resource assignment for general packet radio service tunneling protocol (GTP) entities in 5G
Patent No. 11265935 

Inventor(s): Jayshree A. Bharatia (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15398649 on 01/04/2017 (1882 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless cellular network system comprising MME configured to send a first create session request to SGW-C, the SGW-C configured to select SGW-U and transmit a first resource request to the selected SGW-U, and the SGW-U configured to, upon a receipt of the first resource request, allocate an IP address and TEIDs of the SGW-U, and transmit a resource message including the IP address and the TEIDs of the SGW-U to SGW-C. A method of SGW-C in a wireless communication system, the method comprising receiving, from MME, a first create session request, selecting SGW-U among a plurality of SGW-Us, wherein the selection is based on a location of a terminal, transmitting a first resource request to the selected SGW-U, receiving, from the selected SGW-U, a resource message including an IP address and TEID of the SGW-U, the IP address and TEIDs being allocated by the selected SGW-U.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


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EvoPEX connector removal tool
Patent No. D944610 

Inventor(s): Richard Warren (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Wilson Legal Group, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29750310 on 09/12/2020 (535 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle wheel
Patent No. D944706 

Inventor(s): Alberto Echazabal (Prosper, TX), Jakin C. Wilson (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29721474 on 01/21/2020 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle wheel
Patent No. D944707 

Inventor(s): Alberto Echazabal (Prosper, TX), Jakin C. Wilson (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29721475 on 01/21/2020 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle wheel
Patent No. D944708 

Inventor(s): Alberto Echazabal (Prosper, TX), Jakin C. Wilson (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29728390 on 03/18/2020 (713 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Active cover plate contact
Patent No. D944747 

Inventor(s): Daniel Rego (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29729378 on 03/26/2020 (705 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with graphical user interface for a social security planner
Patent No. D944833 

Inventor(s): Adam Mukaty (Irving, TX), Eric Chartan (Irving, TX), Feiyang Xue (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Tax Smart Research, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Washam PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29741122 on 07/09/2020 (600 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle lower suspension arm
Patent No. D944901 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29716140 on 12/06/2019 (816 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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