Dallas Invents: 119 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 9

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

Patents granted include:
• Allied Bioscience wet wipes comprising antimicrobial coating compositions
• Amazon Technologies' repository service using encrypted configuration data
• Bank of America's information security using blockchains
• Blacktop Plus' therapeutic elastic sports tape
• Capital One's identity and electronic signature verification in blockchain
• Dallas Limetree's system for classifying content using scoring for identifying psychological factors employed by consumers to take action
• Dell's system that implements a software tool for data leak prevention
• PACCAR's tire tread with reduced rolling resistance
• Seals Gresham Group's location-based social media for events
• Soniclean's toothbrush head
• Toyota's active noise control for vehicle with a single open window

 

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 Nov. 9, 2021 | 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  10
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING     13
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY       5
D: TEXTILES; PAPER        1
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS           2
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING  1
G: PHYSICS        37
H: ELECTRICITY   39

DESIGN 11


TOP  ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)     23
Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, NC)      7
Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)  5
PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)          4
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison)         4
Capital One Services LLC (McLean, VA)      3
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano)         3
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano)         3
Traxxas LP (McKinney)    3

UNASSIGNED     9


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney)      2
Baher Haroun (Allen)      2
Daniel Bryan Robertson (Southlake)         2
David Gerard Ledet (Allen)          2
Jordan Christopher Brewer (Addison)       2
Kirk Landon Groninga (Keller)      2
Manu J. Kurian (Dallas)   2
Manu Kurian (Dallas)      2
Matthew Edward Louis (Fort Worth)        2
Niraj Nandan (Plano)      2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Wet wipes comprising antimicrobial coating compositions
Patent No. 11166458 

Inventor(s): Craig Grossman (Point Roberts, WA), Gavri Grossman (Point Roberts, WA), Jie Fang (Delta, , CA), Misagh Alipour (Surrey, , CA)
Assignee(s): Allied Bioscience, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15968586 on 05/01/2018 (1288 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wet wipe is disclosed that provides both contact sanitization of a surface and application of a residual antimicrobial coating on the surface through the same wiping. The wet wipe comprises a substrate such as an absorbent nonwoven fabric and a liquid composition impregnated therein, the liquid composition comprising an organosilane such as the antimicrobial dimethyloctadecyl[3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl] ammonium chloride, a non-silane quaternary disinfectant, an organic amine, and a solvent. The non-silane quaternary actives comprise a mixture of actives, and the solvent comprises 60 wt. % isopropanol or more.

[A01N] PRESERVATION OF BODIES OF HUMANS OR ANIMALS OR PLANTS OR PARTS THEREOF (preservation of food or foodstuff A23); BIOCIDES, e.g. AS DISINFECTANTS, AS PESTICIDES OR AS HERBICIDES (preparations for medical, dental or toilet purposes which kill or prevent the growth or proliferation of unwanted organisms A61K); PEST REPELLANTS OR ATTRACTANTS; PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS (mixtures of pesticides with fertilisers C05G)


Personal item management apparatus
Patent No. 11166540 

Inventor(s): Jane Dunne Cooke (Dallas, TX), Mary Caroline Nix (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): THE BIG O, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15930945 on 05/13/2020 (545 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment personal item management apparatus includes a wearable band having a fixed circumference that defines a first outer diameter; and a clasp coupled to the wearable band, the clasp having a second outer diameter that is less than the first outer diameter and being adapted to couple a personal item to the wearable band. In an exemplary embodiment, the ratio of the second outer diameter to the first outer diameter is about 0.4.

[A45F] TRAVELLING OR CAMP EQUIPMENT; SACKS OR PACKS CARRIED ON THE BODY [2006.01]


Transcutaneous analyte sensor systems and methods
Patent No. 11166657 

Inventor(s): Neal Davis Johnston (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): DexCom, Inc. (San Diego, CA)
Law Firm: Knobbe Martens Olson Bear LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17200620 on 03/12/2021 (242 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems for applying a transcutaneous monitor to a person can include a telescoping assembly, a sensor, and a base with adhesive to couple the sensor to skin. The sensor can be located within the telescoping assembly while the base protrudes from a distal end of the system. The system can be configured to couple the sensor to the base by compressing the telescoping assembly.

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


Implants and implantation techniques for sacroiliac joint fusion
Patent No. 11166821 

Inventor(s): John Anthony Sazy (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: The Culbertson Group, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16686187 on 11/17/2019 (723 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sacroiliac joint implant includes an implant structure formed from an elongated base member, an elongated first side member, and an elongated second side member, with an internal support structure extending in an implant plane from the base member to each of the first side member and the second side member. Three or more fusion passages are defined in an area between the base member, first side member, and second side member. Each fusion passage defines a respective open area through the implant to facilitate bone growth across the sacroiliac joint when the implant is properly implanted in the joint.

[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]


Entry cannula with intraocular pressure activated seal
Patent No. 11166843 

Inventor(s): Paul R. Hallen (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15994058 on 05/31/2018 (1258 days app to issue)

Abstract: A valved trocar cannula for insertion into an eye includes a trocar cannula having a distal end configured to be positioned within the eye and a proximal end configured to be positioned outside the eye. An elastomeric membrane or seal is attached to the trocar cannula at the proximal end thereof and restricts a free flow of fluid from within the trocar cannula to outside the proximal end of the trocar cannula. The elastomeric membrane includes at least one slit extending therethrough and is arranged to permit the passage of a surgical instrument through the membrane and into the trocar cannula. The slit may through the elastomeric membrane at an oblique angle along a least a portion of the slit. Pressure applied across a first surface or a second surface of the elastomeric membrane in a vicinity of the slit tends to keep the slit in a closed position.

[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]


Effective dosing of a child for the treatment of ADHD with methylphenidate
Patent No. 11166947 

Inventor(s): Mark Tengler (Colleyville, TX), Nathan Teuscher (Trophy Club, TX)
Assignee(s): Neos Therapeutics, LP (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16346850 on 10/31/2017 (1470 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention generally relates to treating attention-deficit disorders (e.g., ADHD) by providing an effective amount of an ADHD-effective agent to a patient in need thereof (e.g., a child).

[A61K] PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES (devices or methods specially adapted for bringing pharmaceutical products into particular physical or administering forms A61J 3/00; chemical aspects of, or use of materials for deodorisation of air, for disinfection or sterilisation, or for bandages, dressings, absorbent pads or surgical articles A61L; soap compositions C11D)


NURR1 activation in the treatment of metabolic disorders and as an exercise mimetic
Patent No. 11166949 

Inventor(s): Leonela Amoasii (Dallas, TX), Rhonda Bassel-Duby (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16096536 on 04/26/2017 (1658 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the identification of Nurr1 as a key regulator of metabolism, and the use of Nurr1 agonist to treat metabolic disorders such as diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome and hepatic steatosis.

[A61K] PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES (devices or methods specially adapted for bringing pharmaceutical products into particular physical or administering forms A61J 3/00; chemical aspects of, or use of materials for deodorisation of air, for disinfection or sterilisation, or for bandages, dressings, absorbent pads or surgical articles A61L; soap compositions C11D)


Catheter safety product
Patent No. 11167112 

Inventor(s): Antonio Volpicelli (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Kare Devices, LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14720764 on 05/23/2015 (2362 days app to issue)

Abstract: A catheter protection device and method for securing a catheter to a patient”s body to prevent the unauthorized and possibly traumatic removal of a catheter. The device is thin, breathable and not easily removed by an agitated or mentally incompetent patient. The device is constructed of a base, adhesives, and a sleeve. The edges of the base each contain a section of adhesive wherein mid-portion of the base remains uncovered by adhesive. The open sleeve is permanently attached to an edge of the base. Once a catheter has been placed in an open sleeve, the sleeve will be folded such that the rear portion of the sleeve attached to the nearest edge of the base creating a closed sleeve surrounding the catheter. The catheter protection device may be placed against a patient”s body with the adhesive edges of the base and an adhesive covered catheter sleeve adjacent to a patient.

[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]


Golf clubs and golf club heads having interchangeable rear body members
Patent No. 11167184 

Inventor(s): Robert M. Boyd (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16928144 on 07/14/2020 (483 days app to issue)

Abstract: Golf club heads (e.g. drivers, fairway woods, wood-type hybrid clubs, or the like) according to at least some example aspects of this invention include a striking face and a rear portion opposite the striking face, the rear portion defining an opening to an interior cavity. A rear body member configured to be inserted into the opening is engaged with the rear portion of the club head. The rear body member may include multiple rear body parts that may be removable and/or interchangeable to permit flexibility in controlling the weight distribution of the golf club head.

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


Multi-position body mount for model vehicle
Patent No. 11167219 

Inventor(s): Casey Christen Jens Christensen (McKinney, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX), Roy Perryman (Conroe, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16479538 on 01/19/2018 (1390 days app to issue)

Abstract: A body mount system and method for a model vehicle that includes a vertically adjustable body post and a body slide that can be attached to the body post in a fixed configuration and a movable configuration. The body mount system further includes a first and second body post cap removably attached to either end of the body slide in a fixed configuration and movable configuration. The first and second body post caps include respective first and second body supports rotatively attached to the first and second body post caps. Wherein the movable body slide configuration permits adjustment of the body slide in a first horizontal direction relative to the body post and wherein the movable first and second body post cap configurations permit adjustments to the first and second body post caps in a second horizontal direction relative to the body slide.

[A63H] TOYS, e.g. TOPS, DOLLS, HOOPS, BUILDING BLOCKS


 

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

Tray and tool case
Patent No. 11167407 

Inventor(s): Steven McGee (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16812275 on 03/07/2020 (612 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tray and tool case that is hung from the rungs of a ladder or scaffold or closed and carried with tools inside. User may safely and securely store tools on or within the device while engaged in construction projects without climbing off a ladder or scaffold. The device consists of a tray surface with tool openings and rear support leg with tool openings and tool straps, connected to each other with secure fasteners and folding fasteners with locking pins. Three side walls of the tray surface are raised to prevent loss of tools. The device is secured in an open position with secure fasteners like screws, folding fasteners, and locking pins. The closed case is secured with push pin locks after the folding fasteners are folded down but may be opened when the push pink locks are disengaged and the curved opening is used to pull the device open.

[B25H] WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT, e.g. FOR MARKING-OUT WORK; STORAGE MEANS FOR WORKSHOPS


Composite core with non-traditional geometries
Patent No. 11167520 

Inventor(s): Dave Carlson (North Richland Hills, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle, TX), Phillip Kendrick (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16367421 on 03/28/2019 (957 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composite core with non-traditional geometries includes multiple elongate tubes arranged in a two-dimensional array. Each tube is made of a composite material. Each tube includes multiple curved sides. Each curved side inwardly curves toward a longitudinal axis passing through a geometric center of the tube to form a valley on an outer surface of the tube. An end of a first curved side connects to an end of a second curved side to form a crest on the outer surface of the tube. At least one crest formed on an outer surface of a first tube in the two-dimensional array contacts at least one valley formed on an outer surface of an adjacent second tube in the two-dimensional array.

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


Reinforced powder coated writing board substrate system
Patent No. 11167584 

Inventor(s): Kevin P. Geldard (Hurst, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16507852 on 07/10/2019 (853 days app to issue)

Abstract: A powder coated substrate system includes a base substrate with integrated structural support flanges having a powder coated front surface; a powder coating resin applied to the substrate to create a textured powder coated front surface, the textured surface having a roughness; the textured powder coated flanged substrate attached to a frame; the textured surface is suitable for receiving a writing device thereon.

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


Tire tread with reduced rolling resistance
Patent No. 11167595 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey P. Smith (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15809574 on 11/10/2017 (1460 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tire comprising a plurality of tread blocks. At least one tread block includes one or more piers for stiffening the tread blocks while allowing normal lateral (tangential) or circumferential strain for normal braking and motive traction. The piers can extend the entire length dimension of the tread block or portions thereof.

[B60C] VEHICLE TYRES (manufacture, repairing B29); TYRE INFLATION; TYRE CHANGING; CONNECTING VALVES TO INFLATABLE ELASTIC BODIES IN GENERAL; DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS RELATED TO TYRES (testing of tyres G01M 17/02) [5]


Railcar bridge plate kit retainer
Patent No. 11167777 

Inventor(s): Jerry W. Vande Sande (Dallas, TX), Kyle R. Coston (Forney, TX), Robert J. Cencer (Tipton, MI)
Assignee(s): TRINITY RAIL GROUP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16531361 on 08/05/2019 (827 days app to issue)

Abstract: A retaining apparatus includes a retaining catch and a latch. The retaining catch is attached at a first end of a bridge plate kit of the railcar. The latch is disposed on a deck of the railcar. The latch includes a stationary portion attached to the deck and a pendulum portion rotationally coupled to the stationary portion. The pendulum portion rotates about an axis in and through the stationary portion. The pendulum portion includes a stop preventing rotation of the pendulum portion through the stationary portion beyond a stop angle. The retaining catch causes the pendulum portion to rotate from a first position to a second position away from the bridge plate kit. The pendulum portion rotates back to the first position after the bridge plate kit has been flipped over. The pendulum portion in the first position retains the bridge plate kit in the flipped over position.

[B61D] BODY DETAILS OR KINDS OF RAILWAY VEHICLES (vehicles in general B60; adaptation of vehicles to special systems B61B; underframes B61F)


Devices and methods to attach composite core to a surrounding structure
Patent No. 11167836 

Inventor(s): James Donn Hethcock, Jr. (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Sierra Nevada Corporation (Sparks, NV)
Law Firm: Holland Hart LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16014466 on 06/21/2018 (1237 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composite core assembly includes a composite core structure having internal material interfaces and an attachment rail coupled to the composite core structure. The attachment rail includes a first planar surface and a second planar surface adjoined with the first planar surface. The first planar surface is arranged parallel to an internal material interface plane of the composite core structure, and the first planar portion is at least partially integrated into the composite core structure in an internal material interface plane. At least a portion of the first planar surface extends beyond a perimeter surface of the composite core structure, and the second planar surface is configured to attach to the surrounding support member. The core material does not have net edge facets or flat edges positioned next to surrounding structure, and/or may not have a structure arranged parallel to the adjacent support structure to attach to the support structure.

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


Fluidic pitch control systems for use in forward flight
Patent No. 11167839 

Inventor(s): Daniel Bryan Robertson (Southlake, TX), Kirk Landon Groninga (Keller, TX), Matthew Edward Louis (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16833624 on 03/29/2020 (590 days app to issue)

Abstract: An active flow control system for generating pitch control moments for an aircraft during flight. The system includes a nozzle disposed proximate the aft end of the aircraft. The nozzle is configured to discharge a gas stream in the aftward direction. A pressurized air system includes a pressurized air source and one or more injectors configured to selectively inject pressurized air into the nozzle to influence the path of the gas stream. Based upon which injectors are injecting pressurized air into the nozzle, the gas stream exits the nozzle generating no pitch control moment, generating a pitch down control moment or generating a pitch up control moment.

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


Mount for supporting a component and attenuating noise
Patent No. 11167842 

Inventor(s): Jon Damon Bennett (Melbourne, FL), Joshua Allan Edler (Dallas, TX), Matthew Wade Hendricks (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15728989 on 10/10/2017 (1491 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example of a mount for a rotorcraft comprises a structural support member, a bracket, and an elastomer. The bracket is configured to attach to a component of the rotorcraft. The component of the rotorcraft produces vibrations at a first frequency. The structural support member configured to transfer a weight of the component of a rotorcraft to an airframe of the rotorcraft. A rotor system of the aircraft vibrates the airframe of the rotorcraft at a second frequency. The elastomer is located between a structural support member and a bracket. The elastomer is configured to attenuate noise caused by the vibrations at the first frequency by isolating the vibrations at the first frequency from reaching the airframe of the rotorcraft while the airframe vibrates at the second frequency.

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


Low observable aircraft having tandem longitudinal lift fans
Patent No. 11167844 

Inventor(s): Daniel Bryan Robertson (Southlake, TX), Kirk Landon Groninga (Keller, TX), Matthew Edward Louis (Fort Worth, TX), Steven Ray Ivans (Ponder, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16833628 on 03/29/2020 (590 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft operable to transition between thrust-borne lift in a VTOL orientation and wing-borne lift in a forward flight orientation. The aircraft has a blended wing body and includes first and second engines, a binary lift fan system, first and second forced air bypass systems and first and second exhaust systems. The engines have turboshaft and turbofan modes. The lift fan system includes ducted fans in a tandem longitudinal orientation. In the VTOL orientation of the aircraft, the engines are in the turboshaft mode coupled to the lift fan system such that the engines provide rotational energy to the ducted fans generating the thrust-borne lift. In the forward flight orientation of the aircraft, the engines are in the turbofan mode coupled to the forced air bypass systems such that the bypass air combines with the engine exhaust in the exhaust systems to provide forward thrust generating the wing-borne lift.

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


High speed rotorcraft propulsion configuration
Patent No. 11167845 

Inventor(s): Troy C. Schank (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16143240 on 09/26/2018 (1140 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tiltrotor aircraft having a propulsion configuration that divorces the engine core power from the thrust fan, using a combined gearbox with a plurality of clutches to couple and decouple one or more rotor systems and one or more thrust fans. The aircraft can be operable for vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) in a helicopter mode, forward flight in a proprotor mode, and high-speed forward flight in an airplane (jet) mode. The propulsion configuration provides shaft horsepower (SHP) to rotors for VTOL flight, while also providing SHP to the thrust fan for high speed flight. Allowing the rotor and the thrust fan to be clutched on and off, sequentially, enables transition from rotor-borne VTOL flight to wing-borne thrust fan flight, and back.

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


Bucket attachment
Patent No. 11167886 

Inventor(s): Dwayne A. Porter (Lockport, IL), Michael J. Schuster (Shorewood, IL), Thomas R. Bajek (Naperville, IL)
Assignee(s): Danco, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16843224 on 04/08/2020 (580 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cleaning attachment for a utility bucket is disclosed. One embodiment, among others, the cleaning attachment includes a ramp with a first end and a second end. The second end may have a greater height than the first end. The cleaning attachment also includes a back platform and a rim engagement slot. The back platform may have a smaller height than the second end of the ramp. The rim engagement slot can be configured to engaging a rim of the utility bucket. The rim engagement slot can formed between a back wall of the second end of the ramp and the back platform.

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


Mechanically locking diverter
Patent No. 11167938 

Inventor(s): Brent Daboub (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): National Presort, L.P. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16934558 on 07/21/2020 (476 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mechanically locking diverter utilizes a rotational actuator to translate a pin, thereby moving a diverter flipper between a divert position and a non-divert position. The diverter flipper moves a roller attached to a pin attached to a shoe that translates along a slat. A divert rail system for an automated sortation machine has a generally longitudinal main rail, a plurality of generally transverse slats, a plurality of shoes, each shoe being configured to travel along a corresponding slat, each slat terminating in a side wall, the divert rail system including a plurality of divert rails branching off from the main rail, each divert rail forming an angle of about 21 degrees or more with the main rail and terminating at and end, such that the divert rail does not curve back toward the longitudinal direction, wherein the length of each divert rail is selected, such that the each shoe travels transversely past the end of the divert rail and stops at a transverse stopping position that is at least 1.5 inches away from the side wall of the slat.

[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)


Selective wafer removal process for wafer bonding applications
Patent No. 11167983 

Inventor(s): John Charles Ehmke (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16450138 on 06/24/2019 (869 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes attaching an optically transparent wafer to a first surface of an interposer wafer. The interposer wafer has a second surface opposite the first surface, and the second surface has a first channel therein. The method further includes attaching the interposer wafer to a first surface of a semiconductor wafer, and etching a second channel through the optically transparent wafer and through the interposer wafer. The method then includes applying wax into the second channel, and sawing through the optically transparent wafer and through at least a portion of the interposer wafer to form a third channel having a width that is wider than a width of the second channel. The wax is then removed to expose a portion of the first surface of the semiconductor wafer.

[B81B] MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS, e.g. MICROMECHANICAL DEVICES (piezo-electric, electrostrictive or magnetostrictive elements per se H01L 41/00) [7]


 

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

Star macromolecules for personal and home care
Patent No. 11168182 

Inventor(s): Nicolay Tsarevsky (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Pilot Polymer Technologies, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA)
Law Firm: Ulmer and Berne, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16914056 on 06/26/2020 (501 days app to issue)

Abstract: A polymer composition comprising star macromolecules is provided. Each star macromolecule has a core and five or more arms, wherein the number of arms within a star macromolecule varies across the composition of star molecules. The arms on a star are covalently attached to the core of the star; each arm comprises one or more (co)polymer segments; and at least one arm and/or at least one segment exhibits a different solubility from at least one other arm or one other segment, respectively, in a reference liquid of interest.

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


Process of removing metal contaminants from light hydrocarbons
Patent No. 11168265 

Inventor(s): James Kiolbassa (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): BAKER HUGHES OILFIELD OPERATIONS LLC (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16741961 on 01/14/2020 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of removing a metal contaminant from a light hydrocarbon stream comprises introducing a light hydrocarbon stream into a reactor vessel, the reactor vessel containing an aqueous treatment composition which comprises a treatment agent comprising one or more of the following: an alkali metal salt of a thiocarbonate; an alkaline earth metal salt of a thiocarbonate; an alkali metal salt of a tetrathioperoxy carbonate; or an alkaline earth metal salt of a tetrathioperoxy carbonate, the light hydrocarbon stream having an API gravity of greater than 28 degree determined in accordance with ASTM D 287-12 and comprising a metal contaminant; contacting the light hydrocarbon stream with the aqueous treatment composition generating a treated light hydrocarbon stream with a reduced level of the metal contaminant; and removing the treated light hydrocarbon stream from the reactor vessel.

[C10G] CRACKING HYDROCARBON OILS; PRODUCTION OF LIQUID HYDROCARBON MIXTURES, e.g. BY DESTRUCTIVE HYDROGENATION, OLIGOMERISATION, POLYMERISATION (cracking to hydrogen or synthesis gas C01B; cracking or pyrolysis of hydrocarbon gases to individual hydrocarbons or mixtures thereof of definite or specified constitution C07C; cracking to cokes C10B); RECOVERY OF HYDROCARBON OILS FROM OIL-SHALE, OIL-SAND, OR GASES; REFINING MIXTURES MAINLY CONSISTING OF HYDROCARBONS; REFORMING OF NAPHTHA; MINERAL WAXES [6]


Composition and method of manufacturing calcium magnesium sulfonate greases
Patent No. 11168277 

Inventor(s): J. Andrew Waynick (Lantana, TX), Joe L. Garza (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): NCH Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Scheef Stone, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16689437 on 11/20/2019 (720 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sulfonate-based grease composition and method of manufacture comprising (1) addition of both overbased calcium sulfonate and overbased magnesium sulfonate in a ratio range of 60:40 to 100:1, with the magnesium sulfonate added all at once, a portion prior to conversion and another portion after conversion, and/or one more delay periods between the addition of water or other reactive ingredient and the addition of magnesium sulfonate; (2) one or more delay periods between the addition of at least a portion of a facilitating acid and at least a portion of the next subsequently added ingredient; (3) no conventional non-aqueous converting agents added prior to conversion; or (4) a combination thereof. The grease has a high dropping point and reduced thickener yield.

[C10M] LUBRICATING COMPOSITIONS (well drilling compositions C09K 8/02); USE OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES EITHER ALONE OR AS LUBRICATING INGREDIENTS IN A LUBRICATING COMPOSITION (mould release, i.e. separating, agents for metals B22C 3/00, for plastics or substances in a plastic state, in general B29C 33/56, for glass C03B 40/02; textile lubricating compositions D06M 11/00, D06M 13/00, D06M 15/00; immersion oils for microscopy G02B 21/33) [4]


Methods for treatment of polycystic kidney disease
Patent No. 11168325 

Inventor(s): Vishal D. Patel (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents of The University of Texas System (Austin, TX), Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (San Diego, CA)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16823904 on 03/19/2020 (600 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided herein are methods for the treatment of polycystic kidney disease, including autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, using modified oligonucleotides targeted to miR-17.

[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]


Method for reducing thin films on low temperature substrates
Patent No. 11172579 

Inventor(s): Dave S. Pope (Andover, MA), Ian M. Rawson (Austin, TX), Kurt A. Schroder (Coupland, TX)
Assignee(s): NCC NANO, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Russell Ng PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16704654 on 12/05/2019 (705 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for producing an electrically conductive thin film on a substrate is disclosed. Initially, a reducible metal compound and a reducing agent are dispersed in a liquid. The dispersion is then deposited on a substrate as a thin film. The thin film along with the substrate is subsequently exposed to a pulsed electromagnetic emission to chemically react with the reducible metal compound and the reducing agent such that the thin film becomes electrically conductive.

[C23C] COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL (applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; making metal-coated products by extrusion B21C 23/22; covering with metal by connecting pre-existing layers to articles, see the relevant places, e.g. B21D 39/00, B23K; working of metal by the action of a high concentration of electric current on a workpiece using an electrode B23H; metallising of glass C03C; metallising mortars, concrete, artificial stone, ceramics or natural stone C04B 41/00; paints, varnishes, lacquers C09D; enamelling of, or applying a vitreous layer to, metals C23D; inhibiting corrosion of metallic material or incrustation in general C23F; treating metal surfaces or coating of metals by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25D, C25F; single-crystal film growth C30B; by metallising textiles D06M 11/83; decorating textiles by locally metallising D06Q 1/04; details of scanning-probe apparatus, in general G01Q; manufacture of semiconductor devices H01L; manufacture of printed circuits H05K) [4]


[D] TEXTILES; PAPER


Selective abrading of a surface of a woven textile fabric with proliferated thread count based on simultaneous insertion within a single pick insertion event of a loom apparatus multiple adjacent parallel yarns drawn from a multi-pick yarn pa
Patent No. 11168414 

Inventor(s): Arun Agarwal (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Legalforce RAPC Worldwide (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16592750 on 10/03/2019 (768 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes drawing each multiple partially oriented polyester yarn from a corresponding supply package to form an oriented polyester yarn as a single multi-filament polyester weft yarn, inserting the multi-filament polyester weft yarn during a single pick insertion event of a pick insertion apparatus of a loom apparatus through winding the multi-filament polyester weft yarn on a single-pick yarn package, and conveying at least two of the multi-filament polyester weft yarn across a warp shed of the loom apparatus through a set of warp yarns in the single pick insertion event to form an incremental length of a woven textile fabric having a first surface with a majority of ends of the warp yarns and a second surface with a majority of picks of the multi-filament polyester weft yarn thereon. The method also includes solely abrading the second surface to provide for comfort to a user during contact therewith.

[D03D] WOVEN FABRICS; METHODS OF WEAVING; LOOMS


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Flow tube position sensor and monitoring for sub surface safety valves
Patent No. 11168540 

Inventor(s): Bruce Edward Scott (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16609415 on 12/03/2018 (1072 days app to issue)

Abstract: A well safety valve, comprising: a first sub assembly, wherein the first sub assembly comprises: an outer housing having a central bore extending axially through the outer housing, wherein the outer housing comprises an outer wall having a receptacle formed in the outer wall; a piston disposed in the receptacle; a rod, wherein the rod is disposed at an end of the piston, wherein a first magnetic sleeve is disposed around the rod; a flow tube disposed in the central bore of the outer housing, wherein the flow tube comprises a second magnetic sleeve on an exterior surface of the flow tube; and a valve member disposed in the outer housing; and one or more magnetic sensors disposed in the outer housing between the first magnetic sleeve and the second magnetic sleeve; and a second sub assembly, wherein the second sub assembly is coupled to the first sub assembly.

[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 injecting fluids into high pressure injector line
Patent No. 11168557 

Inventor(s): Herbe Gomez Conzatti y Martinez (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Schlumberger Technology Corporation (Sugar Land, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16331170 on 09/07/2017 (1524 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a hydraulic fracturing system including a tank having a slurry and an injector line, where the injector line is disposed between a high-pressure pump and a treatment line to fluidly couple to a wellhead. The system includes a plurality of valves disposed adjacent to the injector line and a control system communicatively coupled to the plurality of valves. The control system fluidly isolates the injector line using the plurality of valves, fills the injector line with an amount of the slurry using a first valve of the plurality of valves, and injects the slurry into the treatment line using a second valve of the plurality of valves.

[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

 

Reduced shank fasteners
Patent No. 11168726 

Inventor(s): Scott David Poster (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15967913 on 05/01/2018 (1288 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fastener includes: a shaft having longitudinal axis and a first and second threaded portions, the first and second threaded portions separated by a central portion having a reduced diameter between the first and second threaded portions, and at least one of the first or second threaded portions is chamfered to reduce friction on leading threads.

[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)


 

P H Y S I C S

Coaxial fiber optical pyrometer with laser sample heater
Patent No. 11169029 

Inventor(s): Gregory A. Magel (Dallas, TX), Thomas M. Moore (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Waviks, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16550680 on 08/26/2019 (806 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical pyrometer having a coaxial light guide delivers laser radiation through optics to heat a localized area on a sample, and simultaneously collects optical radiation from the sample to perform temperature measurement of the heated area. Inner and outer light guides can comprise the core and inner cladding, respectively, of a double-clad fiber (DCF), or can be formed using a combination of optical fibers in one or more coaxial bundles. Coaxial construction and shared optics facilitate alignment of the centers of the heated and observed areas on the sample. The heated area can be on the order of micrometers when using a single-mode optical fiber core as the inner light guide. The system can be configured to heat small samples within a vacuum system of charged-particle beam microscopes such as electron microscopes. A method for using the invention in a microscope is also provided.

[G01J] MEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY [2]


Systems and methods for wireless strain sensing
Patent No. 11169038 

Inventor(s): Md Rassel Raihan (Arlington, TX), Relebohile Qhobosheane (Arlington, TX), Wen Shen (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16879191 on 05/20/2020 (538 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a system for determining strain within a material includes a magnetostrictive sensor configured to be embedded within the material, a sensing unit configured to apply an excitation magnetic field to the material and the embedded sensor and to receive a response magnetic field that has passed through the material and the embedded sensor, wherein the sensing unit does not contact the material, and a device configured to determine a difference between the excitation magnetic field and the response magnetic field and to determine the strain within the material based upon that difference.

[G01L] MEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE (weighing G01G) [4]


Voltage based zero configuration battery management
Patent No. 11169213 

Inventor(s): Dale Allen Blackwell (Austin, TX), Githin Karippumannil Prasad (Dallas, TX), Yevgen Pavlovich Barsukov (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15966284 on 04/30/2018 (1289 days app to issue)

Abstract: Controllers and methods to manage a battery, in which a controller estimates scale factor and a steady state current rate according to multiple battery voltage values and a steady state model during steady state operation, and estimates the current rate according to a battery voltage value, the scale factor, and a dynamic model of the battery during dynamic operation, and the controller estimates a remaining capacity of the battery according to the current rate, without requiring controller reconfiguration for different batteries.

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


Phase sensitive magnetic resonance angiography
Patent No. 11169237 

Inventor(s): Ananth J. Madhuranthakam (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15762794 on 10/05/2016 (1861 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes a computerized method of detecting fluid flow in a vessel, the method comprising: obtaining at least one non-contrast enhanced magnetic resonance image from a magnetic resonance imager; performing a phase sensitive reconstruction of the at least one non-contrast enhanced magnetic resonance image using a processor; combining the phase sensitive reconstruction with a velocity selective preparation of the non-contrast enhanced magnetic resonance image, to determine using the processor, in a single acquisition, at least one of: a flow direction of a fluid in the vessel, a reduction or elimination of a background signal, body fat, water/fat separation, or differentiation of a fast moving flow signal from a slow moving flow signal in an opposite direction with suppression of the background signal; and storing or displaying at least one of flow direction or flow strength of the fluid flow in the vessel obtained from the single acquisition.

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


Curvilinear prismatic film which eliminates glare and reduces front-surface reflections for solar panels and other surfaces
Patent No. 11169306 

Inventor(s): Mark Joseph Oneill (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17225849 on 04/08/2021 (215 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention is a novel transparent curvilinear prismatic film which eliminates glare and reduces front-surface reflections when applied to solar panels and other surfaces with a transparent adhesive. The new prismatic film comprises an exposed top surface with substantially triangular prisms following a curvilinear path across the top surface and a bottom surface which is substantially flat and smooth. The bottom surface is configured to enable a transparent adhesive bond to the solar panel or other surface beneath the prismatic film to eliminate glare and to reduce front-surface reflections from this solar panel or other surface. The curvilinear prismatic film is configured to be transparent, thin, lightweight, and inexpensive.

[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]


Steerable positioning element
Patent No. 11169383 

Inventor(s): D. Scott Dewald (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Avegant Corp. (San Mateo, CA)
Law Firm: Nicholson De Vos Webster Elliott LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16706613 on 12/06/2019 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: A display system comprising a steerable display having a monocular field of view of at least 1 degree, positioned within a scannable field of view of at least 20 degrees, the steerable display positioned for a user. In one embodiment, the steerable display is positioned for the user”s fovea.

[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]


Route modification to continue fully-autonomous driving
Patent No. 11169519 

Inventor(s): John-Michael McNew (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16239208 on 01/03/2019 (1041 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for route modification to continue fully-autonomous driving is provided. The method includes operating a vehicle in a Level 3 autonomous driving mode according to a determined route; collecting data in real time concerning the route ahead of the vehicle; based on the collected data, identifying areas of the route ahead of the vehicle that would require the vehicle to leave the Level 3 autonomous driving mode; modifying the route based on the identified areas to continue operating in the Level 3 autonomous driving mode; and operating the vehicle in a Level 3 autonomous driving mode according to the modified route.

[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)


Method and apparatus for SSD storage access
Patent No. 11169710 

Inventor(s): Kui Lin (Redwood City, CA), Yiren Huang (San Jose, CA), Yong Wang (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16144616 on 09/27/2018 (1139 days app to issue)

Abstract: A media management system including an application layer, a system layer, and a solid state drive (SSD) storage layer. The application layer includes a media data analytics application configured to assign a classification code to a data file. The system layer is in communication with the application layer. The system layer includes a file system configured to issue a write command to a SSD controller. The write command includes the classification code of the data file. The SSD storage layer includes the SSD controller and erasable blocks. The SSD controller is configured to write the data file to one of the erasable blocks based on the classification code of the data file in the write command. In an embodiment, the SSD controller is configured to write the data file to one of the erasable blocks storing other data files also having the classification code.

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


Method for capturing, storing, accessing, and outputting digital content
Patent No. 11169756 

Inventor(s): Christina Ying Liu (San Francisco, CA), William Ho Chang (Vancouver, WA)
Assignee(s): FlexiJet Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Chernoff Vilhauer LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16403113 on 05/03/2019 (921 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for capturing and outputting digital content is herein disclosed and enabled, the output system includes an information apparatus, a server, and a client device. The information apparatus includes at least a digital camera and a wireless communication module (e.g., IEEE 802.11 or Bluetooth). The server is accessible by the client device over a network. The information apparatus, using the digital camera, captures digital content and transmits, over the Internet and using the wireless communication module, the digital content to the server for storage. The server generates output data from at least part of the digital content stored at the server, and provides the generated output data from the server to the client device that has security or authentication information for accessing the server. The client device outputs or plays at least part of the digital content at an output device associated with the client device.

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


Processing, modification, distribution of custom software installation packages
Patent No. 11169791 

Inventor(s): Daniel Hompanera Velasco (Boecillo, , ES)
Assignee(s): Digital.ai Software, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Mannava Kang, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16878427 on 05/19/2020 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to example configurations, an application wrapper resource receives an original installation package. The original installation package can be a factory-generated installation package that supports installation of a respective unwrapped application onto a computing device. The factory-generated installation package as described herein may be different than a typical installation package available from an application store. The application wrapper resource transforms the received original installation package into a (customized) wrapped application installation package for subsequent installation of the wrapped application on a respective computer device. The wrapped application installation package includes executable wrapper code supporting supplemental functionality with respect to the original unwrapped application. To wrap the original application using the executable wrapper code, the customization engine extracts one or more portions of application code from the original installation package and inserts the one or more portions of the application code into the wrapped application installation package.

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


Management of transport software updates
Patent No. 11169795 

Inventor(s): Devang H. Parekh (Dallas, TX), Louis Brugman (Frisco, TX), Wilson-Boon Siang Khoo (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16597770 on 10/09/2019 (762 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving a software update at a transport of a subset of transports, validating the software update based on one or more of: a period of time when the software update is in use, and a number of utilizations of the software update by the subset of the transports, propagating the software update based on the validating, to a further subset of transports, wherein the further subset of the transports is larger than the subset of the transports.

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


High availability for virtual network functions
Patent No. 11169840 

Inventor(s): Paul Miller (Derry, NH)
Assignee(s): GENBAND US LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16827146 on 03/23/2020 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes, with a Virtual Network Function (VNF) manager, managing a VNF that includes a plurality of VNF components running on a plurality of virtual machines, the virtual machines running on a plurality of physical computing machines, and with the VNF manager, causing a Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) to have a total number of virtual machines provisioned, the total number being equal to a number of virtual machines capable of providing for a current demand for VNF components plus an additional number of virtual machines equal to the highest number of virtual machines being provided by a single one of the plurality of physical computing machines.

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


Mitigating data offsets for machine learning
Patent No. 11169899 

Inventor(s): Ali M. Bazzi (South Windsor, CT), Donald McMenemy (Willington, CT), Krishna Pattipati (Storrs, CT), Lingyi Zhang (Willington, CT), Shailesh Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI), Weiqiang Chen (Willington, CT)
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: 16383944 on 04/15/2019 (939 days app to issue)

Abstract: To predict a failure condition in a power module of a vehicle, it is determined whether a discontinuity in statistical data characterizing physical measurements of the power module meets a threshold criterion. Responsive to the discontinuity meeting the threshold criterion, a data offset in the physical measurements is computed at the discontinuity. A shift correction is applied to the physical measurements in accordance with the computed data offset responsive to a determination that the discontinuity is attributable to a restart of the power module. Other statistical data characterizing the shift-corrected physical measurements are computed and the statistical data and the other statistical data are provided to a machine learning processor that predicts the failure condition in the power module.

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


System for synchronization and provisioning of electronic testing data across applications
Patent No. 11169914 

Inventor(s): Miriam Levinsohn (Dallas, TX), Rusk Jacob (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16918595 on 07/01/2020 (496 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system is provided for synchronization and provisioning of electronic testing data across applications. In particular, the system may continuously capture data from multiple different applications within the production environment and sanitize the data for use in the lower level testing environments. The testing data may be synchronized and/or standardized such that the testing data may be used across multiple disparate downstream test applications. In this way, the system may ensure that testing data is always available, synchronized, current, and sanitized for use by in the lower level testing environments.

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


Prefetch management in a hierarchical cache system
Patent No. 11169924 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Ashok Chachad (Plano, TX), Bipin Prasad Heremagalur Ramaprasad (Austin, TX), David Matthew Thompson (Dallas, TX), Hung Ong (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16856169 on 04/23/2020 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a CPU core, a first memory cache with a first line size, and a second memory cache having a second line size larger than the first line size. Each line of the second memory cache includes an upper half and a lower half. A memory controller subsystem is coupled to the CPU core and to the first and second memory caches. Upon a miss in the first memory cache for a first target address, the memory controller subsystem determines that the first target address resulting in the miss maps to the lower half of a line in the second memory cache, retrieves the entire line from the second memory cache, and returns the entire line from the second memory cache to the first memory cache.

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


FFT engine having combined bit-reversal and memory transpose operations
Patent No. 11170071 

Inventor(s): Indu Prathapan (Bengaluru, , IN), Sai Ram Prakash Jayanthi (Vizianagaram, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16221470 on 12/15/2018 (1060 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data processing device includes: 1) Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) logic configured to generate FFT output samples for each of a plurality of digital input signals; 3) a first memory device with a plurality of banks; 4) a second memory device; 5) a bit-reversed address generator and first set of circular shift components configured to shift between the plurality of banks when writing the generated FFT output samples in bit-reversed address order to the first memory device; and 6) a second set of circular shift components configured to shift between the plurality of banks when reading FFT output samples in linear address order from the first memory device for storage in the second memory device, wherein the first and second set of circular shift components together are configured to read FFT output samples in transpose order using combined bit-reversal and memory transpose operations.

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


Information security using blockchains
Patent No. 11170128 

Inventor(s): Manu J. Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16287815 on 02/27/2019 (986 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network device that includes a memory operable to store a set of anonymization rules and a distributed ledger comprising information for a private blockchain and a semi-private blockchain associated with the user. The network device further includes an information security engine implemented by a processor. The information security engine is configured to receive data from one or more user devices and to store the data in the private blockchain. The information security engine is further configured to determine a data classification type for the data, to determine to anonymize the data based on the data classification type, to anonymize the data in accordance with the set of anonymization rules, and to store the anonymized data in the semi-private blockchain.

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


Systems and methods for co-browsing
Patent No. 11170157 

Inventor(s): Byron Romon Walker (Anna, TX), Connor Thomas Marcum (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16686755 on 11/18/2019 (722 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosed technology relates to systems and methods for synchronizing the website displayed by two computing devices. Embodiments of the disclosed technology include methods for transmitting the contents of a Document Object Model displayed on a customer device to a customer service device. Embodiments of the disclosed technology further include methods to transmit Shadow DOM elements from a customer device to a customer service device.

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


Labeling using interactive assisted segmentation
Patent No. 11170264 

Inventor(s): Stephen J. Raif (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16428198 on 05/31/2019 (893 days app to issue)

Abstract: Subject matter regards improving image segmentation or image annotation. A method can include receiving, through a user interface (UI), for each class label of class labels to be identified by the ML model and for a proper subset of pixels of the image data, data indicating respective pixels associated with the class label, partially training the ML model based on the received data, generating, using the partially trained ML model, pseudo-labels for each pixel of the image data for which a class label has not been received, and receiving, through the UT, a further class label that corrects a pseudo-label of the generated pseudo-labels.

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


Method and system for classifying content using scoring for identifying psychological factors employed by consumers to take action
Patent No. 11170271 

Inventor(s): Galen S. Swint (Dallas, TX), Michael T. Meadows (Dallas, TX), Steven T. Archer (Dallas, TX), Thomas Rouse (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Dallas Limetree, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16453720 on 06/26/2019 (867 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems classify content using scoring for identifying psychological factors employed by consumers to take action. An interface module obtains content including one or more elements. One or more feature vectors are extracted from the content. The one or more feature vectors include a feature vector that identifies an element of the one or more elements of the content. A classification scoring module generates one or more classification vectors from the one or more feature vectors. The one or more classification vectors include a classification vector that identifies one or more characteristics of the element from the content. The one or more classification vectors are combined and one or more characteristics of the content are identified to form an aggregated vector. A goal of the content is detected by generating a string that describes the content from the aggregated vector. The goal is presented with the content.

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


Realization of neural networks with ternary inputs and binary weights in NAND memory arrays
Patent No. 11170290 

Inventor(s): Martin Lueker-Boden (Fremont, CA), Tung Thanh Hoang (San Jose, CA), Won Ho Choi (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16368441 on 03/28/2019 (957 days app to issue)

Abstract: Use of a NAND array architecture to realize a binary neural network (BNN) allows for matrix multiplication and accumulation to be performed within the memory array. A unit synapse for storing a weight of a BNN is stored in a pair of series connected memory cells. A binary input is applied as a pattern of voltage values on a pair of word lines connected to the unit synapse to perform the multiplication of the input with the weight by determining whether or not the unit synapse conducts. The results of such multiplications are determined by a sense amplifier, with the results accumulated by a counter. The arrangement can be extended to ternary inputs to realize a ternary-binary network (TBN) by adding a circuit to detect 0 input values and adjust the accumulated count accordingly.

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


Multi-photon, multi-dimensional hyper-entanglement using higher-order radix qudits with applications to quantum computing, QKD and quantum teleportation
Patent No. 11170318 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15931019 on 05/13/2020 (545 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for use with quantum system comprises a light source for generating a first light beam, wherein the first light beam is modulated by a data stream. Entanglement circuitry receives the first light beam from the light source and generates at least two second light beams responsive to the first light beam. The at least two second light beams are entangled. Multistate photon processing circuitry processes each of the at least two second light beams to apply n-states to photons within the at least two light beams and create hyperentangled qudits, where n is greater than 2.

[G02F] DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS [4]


Methods and systems for determining variance between criteria
Patent No. 11170427 

Inventor(s): Erika Gaffney (Frisco, TX), Jeffrey Whalen (Frisco, TX), Mani Afsari (McKinney, TX), Nick Norcross (Frisco, TX), Vijayalakshmi Narasimha Raju Kalidindi (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16684229 on 11/14/2019 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method may include receiving a customer submission for a vehicle from a customer device, the customer submission including a plurality of customer criteria; receiving a request from the customer device to provide the customer submission to a merchant device; and receiving a reply from the merchant device, the reply including a plurality of merchant criteria. The computer-implemented method also may include determining a variance between the customer criteria and the merchant criteria, and transmitting, to the merchant device, at least one of the variance or the customer criteria.

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


Systems and methods for emulating a fuel pump and marketing on a mobile device
Patent No. 11170434 

Inventor(s): Dickson Perry (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Excentus Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14306140 on 06/16/2014 (2703 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for emulating a fuel pump interface on a mobile device and for marketing on a mobile device. The user of a mobile device is presented with a user interface such that the user receives information from and interacts with the mobile device to carry out certain functions as if the user is at the fuel pump and is interacting with the fuel pump directly. The mobile device may be used to present marketing information on the mobile device.

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


Method and system of utilizing an e-commerce/customer social media and networking platform
Patent No. 11170452 

Inventor(s): Mohammed Almosilhi (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16830919 on 03/26/2020 (593 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system of promoting a specific product or service by a person. The system includes a network and an e-commerce/customer social media and networking platform coupled to the network. The e-commerce/customer social media and networking platform includes a social networking platform providing social networking services to a plurality of users communicating with the e-commerce/customer social media and networking platform via the network and an e-commerce module for performing online purchase transactions of goods and services published on the e-commerce/customer social media and networking platform. The e-commerce module displays products or services for sale to the plurality of users and enacts purchase transactions of a product or service selected by a purchasing user. Endorsements received from the purchasing user may be published to a plurality of users following the purchasing user. In addition, the purchasing user may receive compensation based on sales of the endorsed product or service by other users following the purchasing user.

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


Systems and methods for drilling a well
Patent No. 11170454 

Inventor(s): John Burkhart (Dallas, TX), Teddy Chen (Austin, TX), Todd W. Benson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Motive Drilling Technologies, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16906571 on 06/19/2020 (508 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a method for selecting one of a plurality of convergence paths that may be drilled by a bottom hole assembly (BHA) comprising identifying, by a computer system, a plurality of geometric convergence paths, wherein each of the geometric convergence paths provides a convergence solution from a defined bottom hole assembly (BHA) location to a target drilling path of a well plan. An offset distance is calculated for drilling by the BHA each of the geometric convergence paths connecting the BHA location to the target drilling path. A drill path curvature associated with drilling each of the geometric convergence paths by the BHA is determined by the computer system. A time required for drilling each of the geometric convergence paths by the BHA is determined by the computer system. An optimal geometric convergence path of the plurality of geometric convergence paths is determined responsive to the offset distance for drilling each of the geometric convergence paths, the drill path curvature associated with each of the geometric convergence paths and the time required for drilling each of the geometric convergence paths. The determined optimal geometric convergence path is fed to a controller associated with a display of a drilling rig and used to control the display of the drilling rig to display the determined optimal geometric convergence path.

[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]


Low latency streaming remapping engine
Patent No. 11170464 

Inventor(s): Mihir Narendra Mody (Bengaluru, , IN), Niraj Nandan (Plano, TX), Rajasekhar Reddy Allu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16909710 on 06/23/2020 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lens distortion correction function operates by backmapping output images to the uncorrected, distorted input images. As a vision image processor completes processing on the image data lines needed for the lens distortion correction function to operate on a group of output, undistorted image lines, the lens distortion correction function begins processing the image data. This improves image processing pipeline delays by overlapping the operations. The vision image processor provides output image data to a circular buffer in SRAM, rather than providing it to DRAM. The lens distortion correction function operates from the image data in the circular buffer. By operating from the SRAM circular buffer, access to the DRAM for the highly fragmented backmapping image data read operations is removed, improving available DRAM bandwidth. By using a circular buffer, less space is needed in the SRAM. The improved memory operations further improve the image processing pipeline delays.

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


Systems and methods for improved vehicle routing to account for real-time passenger pickup and dropoff
Patent No. 11170652 

Inventor(s): Mathew D. Gardner (Lewisville, TX), Taylor G. Smith (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Connected North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16553837 on 08/28/2019 (804 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to improving vehicle routing for a mobility service. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to receiving a routing request for the mobility service, determining candidate vehicles and candidate routes for the candidate vehicles to fulfill the routing request. The method includes evaluating the candidate routes using a meta-heuristic that modifies and assesses the candidate routes according to at least a fitness function defines attributes for constraining the candidate routes. The method includes providing a solution route from the candidate routes upon the solution route satisfying at least one solution condition.

[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]


Active noise control for vehicle with a single open window
Patent No. 11170751 

Inventor(s): Danil V. Prokhorov (Canton, MI), Hideo Iizuka (Ann Arbor, MI), Jae Seung Lee (Ann Arbor, MI), Taehwa Lee (Ann Arbor, MI), Xiaopeng Li (St. Louis, MO)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17026758 on 09/21/2020 (414 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for actively mitigating a buffeting noise in an occupant compartment of a vehicle when the vehicle is moving. The system is configured to determine an estimated effective volume of the occupant compartment, and to determine if a single window of the vehicle occupant compartment is open. Responsive to a determination that a single window of the vehicle occupant compartment is open, and using the estimated effective volume of the occupant compartment, an estimated buffeting noise frequency is determined. Responsive to the estimated buffeting noise frequency, the system determines characteristics of a sound configured to cancel a buffeting noise generated inside the occupant compartment while the vehicle is moving. The system may then control operation of a noise cancelling signal generating system to generate the sound having characteristics configured to cancel the buffeting noise inside the occupant compartment.

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


Cross-bar arrays having steering element with diode
Patent No. 11170852 

Inventor(s): Daniel Bedau (San Jose, CA), Justin Phillip Kinney (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16910871 on 06/24/2020 (503 days app to issue)

Abstract: Technology for operating cross-bar arrays is disclosed herein. The memory cells may each have a reversible resistivity element and a steering element comprising a diode. The cross-bar array may be operated in read mode and a bipolar programming mode. Selected memory cells may be sensed by operating the steering elements such that sense currents pass through the diodes and any sneak currents are blocked by the diodes. During bipolar programming of selected memory cells, the steering element of the selected memory cells allows current to flow in either direction through the steering element to permit bipolar programming. In some aspects, the steering element has a switch in parallel with the diode. The switches may be opened when sensing selected memory cells to pass sense currents and block sneak currents with the diodes. The switches may be closed during bipolar programming of the selected memory cells to allow bi-directional current flow.

[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)


Methods and apparatus to improve performance while reading a one-time-programmable memory
Patent No. 11170864 

Inventor(s): George B. Jamison (Murphy, TX), Stephen Wayne Spriggs (Murphy, TX), Suresh Balasubramanian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16728975 on 12/27/2019 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed that improve performance while reading memory. The method includes initializing an output of a of a sensing circuit to be a first logic high value, obtaining, from the memory, a first current corresponding to a memory bit stored in the memory, replicating the first current, determining whether the replicated first current is greater than a second current, and in response to determining that the replicated first current is greater than the second current, generating a second logic high value at the output of the sensing circuit.

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


System and method for correlating retail testing product to medical diagnostic code
Patent No. 11170877 

Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): RELIANT IMMUNE DIAGNOSTICS, LLC (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15842280 on 12/14/2017 (1426 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for correlating a retail testing product to medical codes is provided. The method comprises receiving a diagnostic test identifier at a server disposed on a network, retrieving a first medical code from a database, wherein the first medical code is associated with the diagnostic test identifier and the retail testing product, processing an image of the retail testing product to determine results of the test, retrieving a second medical code from the database, wherein the second medical code is associated with the test results, determining a recommended pharmaceutical product useful in treatment of at least one medical condition associated with the retail testing product, retrieving a third medical code from the database, where the third medical code is associated with the recommended pharmaceutical product, and transmitting the first medical code, the second medical code, and the third medical code to a healthcare entity. NULL


Voltage sensor device based on a tunable bulk acoustic wave (BAW) resonator
Patent No. 11171624 

Inventor(s): Baher Haroun (Allen, TX), Bichoy Bahr (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16232259 on 12/26/2018 (1049 days app to issue)

Abstract: A voltage sensor device includes an oscillator unit, the oscillator unit having a tunable bulk acoustic wave (BAW) resonator device and an oscillator core. The voltage sensor device also includes a frequency analyzer configured to obtain frequency measurements for the oscillator unit and to determine a voltage sense value based on a comparison of at least some of the obtained frequency measurements. The voltage sensor device also includes an output interface configured to store or output voltage sense values determined by the frequency analyzer.

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


Temperature-sensitive transistor gate driver
Patent No. 11171640 

Inventor(s): Toru Tanaka (Plano, TX), Xiong Li (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15969034 on 05/02/2018 (1287 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system comprises a gate driver that is configured to couple to a transistor disposed in a transistor module via a first pin. The gate driver comprises a duty cycle measurement circuit having a first input terminal and a first output terminal, the first input terminal coupled to a second pin via an isolator. The duty cycle measurement circuit comprises a flip-flop, a counter, a shift register, and a comparator. The system comprises an analog to digital converter circuit having a second input terminal, a second output terminal, and a reference terminal, the second input terminal coupled to a third pin configured to couple to a temperature-sensitive device disposed in the transistor module, the second output terminal coupled to a fourth pin via the isolator, and the reference terminal coupled to the first output terminal.

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


Application dependent messaging
Patent No. 11171906 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16055449 on 08/06/2018 (1191 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving an incoming message on the at least one user device, determining the type of the at least one user device, determining a preferred message format from among a plurality of message formats supported by the selected user device, determining at least one recipient of the incoming message, generating a converted message by converting the incoming message to the preferred message format and in accordance with the at least one recipient”s details, transmitting the converted message to the at least one user device, and transmitting the converted message to any other user devices in a message format pertaining to each particular recipient”s details.

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


Selective blocking of network access for third party applications based on file content
Patent No. 11171959 

Inventor(s): Dongli Wu (Allen, TX), James Darrell Testerman (McKinney, TX), Jonathan Nathan Yanez (Allen, TX), Luis Antonio Valencia Reyes (Garland, TX), Ricardo Antonio Ruiz (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Egan, Enders Huston LLP. (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16054408 on 08/03/2018 (1194 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that implements a software tool for data leak prevention whenever a protected document containing sensitive or encrypted content is opened by a document-management application having capability to directly access an Internet Protocol (IP) network, such as the Internet, without using the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP). The application is selectively blocked from accessing the Internet whenever a protected document is opened by the application. The application may be, for example, the Microsoft Word or the Adobe Acrobat Reader. The software tool restores the network access for the application once the protected document is no longer open in the application. Even though one application is blocked from accessing the IP network, the software tool allows another application to access the network so long as a non-protected document is opened by the other application. Thus, application-specific, selective blocking of network access is accomplished by the software tool based on document content.

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


Migrating cloud resources
Patent No. 11172022 

Inventor(s): Chandra H Kamalakantha (Plano, TX), Reinier J Aerdts (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Jaffery Watson Mendonsa Hamilton (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15118545 on 02/21/2014 (2818 days app to issue)

Abstract: First resources of a first cloud, a first dependency between the first resources, and second resources of a second cloud may be automatically discovered. Second resources of a second cloud may be discovered. A migration map between the first cloud and the second cloud may be generated based on the discovered first and second resources. The migration map may be recursively modified to increase accuracy of the migration map. The first resources may be migrated to the second cloud based on the modified migration map.

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


 

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Die matrix expander with partitioned subring
Patent No. 11171031 

Inventor(s): Dave Charles Stepniak (Allen, TX), Genki Yano (Beppu, , JP), Hiroyuki Sada (Beppu, , JP), Matthew John Sherbin (Dallas, TX), Michael Todd Wyant (Dallas, TX), Shoichi Iriguchi (Beppu, , JP)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16041888 on 07/23/2018 (1205 days app to issue)

Abstract: A die matrix expander includes a subring including 3 pieces, and a wafer frame supporting a dicing tape having an indentation for receiving pieces of the subring. The subring prior to expansion sits below a level of the wafer frame and has an outer diameter an inner diameter of the wafer frame. A translation guide coupled to the subring driven by mechanical force applier moves the subring pieces in an angled path upwards and outwards for stretching the dicing tape including to a top most stretched position above the wafer frame that is over or outside the wafer frame. A cap placed on the pieces of the subring after being fully expanded over the dicing tape locks the dicing tape in the top most stretched position and secures the pieces of the expanded subring in place including when within the indentation during an additional expansion during a subsequent die pick operation.

[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]


Selective etches for reducing cone formation in shallow trench isolations
Patent No. 11171035 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Philip Davis (Allen, TX), Karen Hildegard Ralston Kirmse (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16567661 on 09/11/2019 (790 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques of fabricating shallow trench isolation structures that reduce or minimize the number of trench cones during the formation of shallow trenches. The disclosed techniques introduce separate etch steps for etching shallow trenches with small feature dimensions and for etching shallow trenches with large feature dimensions. As an example, the disclosed techniques involve etching a first shallow trench in a first region of a substrate with a first etching parameter, and etching a second shallow trench in a second region of a substrate with a second etching parameter different from the first etching parameter. Among other things, the etching parameter may include an etching selectivity ratio of silicon to an etch retardant that contributes to cone formations. Because of the separate etch steps, the disclosed techniques allow the sidewall slopes between the first and second shallow trenches to be within a few degrees of deviation.

[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]


Bonded assembly containing metal-organic framework bonding dielectric and methods of forming the same
Patent No. 11171097 

Inventor(s): Fei Zhou (San Jose, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Ramy Nashed Bassely Said (San Jose, CA), Senaka Kanakamedala (San Jose, CA), Yao-Sheng Lee (Tampa, FL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16774446 on 01/28/2020 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bonded assembly includes a first semiconductor die containing a first substrate, first semiconductor devices, and first bonding pads that are electrically connected to a respective node of the first semiconductor devices, a second semiconductor die containing a second substrate, second semiconductor devices, and second bonding pads that are electrically connected to a respective node of the second semiconductor devices and bonded to a respective one of the first bonding pads, and at least one metal-organic framework (MOF) dielectric layer that laterally surrounds at least one of the first bonding pads and the second bonding pads.

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


Three-dimensional memory device containing a channel connection strap and method for making the same
Patent No. 11171150 

Inventor(s): Hiroyuki Kamiya (Yokkaichi, , JP), Takashi Yuda (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16295206 on 03/07/2019 (978 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, a memory opening extending through the alternating sack, and a memory opening fill structure located within the memory opening. The memory opening fill structure includes a pedestal channel portion, a memory film overlying the pedestal channel portion, a vertical semiconductor channel located inside the memory film, and a channel connection strap that extends through an opening of the memory film and contacting the pedestal channel portion and the vertical semiconductor channel. The channel connection strap has a topmost surface located below a horizontal plane including a top surface of the vertical semiconductor channel. The channel connection strap portion may be formed by a selective semiconductor growth from physically exposed semiconductor surfaces, and may provide enhanced electrical connection between the pedestal channel portion and the vertical semiconductor channel.

[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]


Integrated circuits having dielectric layers including an anti-reflective coating
Patent No. 11171200 

Inventor(s): Bhaskar Srinivasan (Allen, TX), David Matthew Curran (Plano, TX), Guruvayurappan S. Mathur (Plano, TX), Poornika Fernandes (Murphy, TX), Russell Duane Fields (Richardson, TX), Scott William Jessen (Allen, TX), Shih Chang
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16584463 on 09/26/2019 (775 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, an integrated circuit comprises a substrate; a first metal layer and a second metal layer positioned above the substrate; a first composite dielectric layer located on the first metal layer, wherein the first composite dielectric layer comprises a first anti-reflective coating; a second composite dielectric layer positioned on the second metal layer, wherein the second composite dielectric layer comprises a second anti-reflective coating; and a capacitor metal layer disposed over the first composite dielectric layer.

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


Cross linked surface coating and interfacial layer for a perovskite material photovoltaic device
Patent No. 11171290 

Inventor(s): Kamil Mielczarek (Rowlett, TX), Michael David Irwin (Heath, TX), Nicholas Charles Anderson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Hunt Perovskite Technologies, L.L.C. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17102241 on 11/23/2020 (351 days app to issue)

Abstract: A photovoltaic device includes a photoactive material comprising a perovskite material and an interfacial layer comprising a cross-linked polymer that comprises a fullerene or fullerene derivative, a cross-linking agent, and one or more polymers selected from the group consisting of polystyrene, [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester, poly(4-vinylphenol), [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid, and any combination thereof.

[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]


Solution for beam tilting associated with dual-polarized MM-wave antennas in 5G terminals
Patent No. 11171424 

Inventor(s): Gary Xu (Allen, TX), Hamid Reza Memar Zadeh Tehran (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16820389 on 03/16/2020 (603 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment (UE) and a method of operating the UE. The UE includes a front surface, a rear surface, a transceiver, and a plurality of electromagnetic strips. The front surface includes a display and the rear surface includes a cover. The transceiver is between the display and the cover and is configured to transmit signals supporting vertical polarization and horizontal polarization. The plurality of electromagnetic strips are proximate to the cover and oriented to selectively tilt one of the horizontal polarization or the vertical polarization of the signals.

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


Turn off circuit for protection switch
Patent No. 11171477 

Inventor(s): Marius Vicentiu Dina (Inver Grove Heights, MN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16794510 on 02/19/2020 (629 days app to issue)

Abstract: A switch circuit includes: a power transistor having a source coupled to a supply terminal, a drain coupled to an output terminal, and a gate; a bipolar transistor having a collector coupled to the supply terminal, an emitter coupled to the gate of the power transistor, and a base; a bias circuit to control an emitter current of the bipolar transistor; and a resistor coupled between the supply terminal and the base. A control circuit receives a current at a current input to turn the bipolar transistor on responsive to a control input being in a first state, and ceases receiving the current at the current input to reduce a gate-source voltage of the power transistor responsive to the control input being in a different second state.

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


High low power converter switches, latch, diode isolated intermediate ground
Patent No. 11171570 

Inventor(s): Cetin Kaya (Plano, TX), Johan Strydom (Saratoga, CA), Michael Lueders (Freising, , DE), Paul Brohlin (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16741856 on 01/14/2020 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus to facilitate high side control of a switching power converter are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a latch including a first node coupled to a first source of a first switch and an output coupled to a first gate of the first switch; a first diode coupled to the first node and a second node; a second diode coupled to the second node and ground; a second switch coupled to a voltage source and the second node; and a third switch including a third gate coupled to the second switch, a third source coupled to the second node, and a third drain coupled to the latch.

[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]


Current sensing and regulation for stepper motor driver
Patent No. 11171587 

Inventor(s): Ganapathi Shankar Krishnamurthy (Bangalore, , IN), Venkata Naresh Kotikelapudi (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16703403 on 12/04/2019 (706 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit includes an H-bridge circuit having a first output node for coupling to a high-side terminal of an inductor and a second output node for coupling to a low-side terminal of the inductor. A current sense FET is coupled between a current source and the lower supply voltage to provide a reference current that includes a peak current limit at a sensing node. A current-sense comparator has a first input coupled to the sensing node, a second input coupled to the second output node and an output coupled to send an output signal towards a driver control circuit. A FET linear detection circuit is coupled to receive a gate voltage of an active low-side power FET and has an output coupled to enable the current-sense comparator when the active low-side power FET is operating in a linear region.

[H02P] CONTROL OR REGULATION OF ELECTRIC MOTORS, ELECTRIC GENERATORS OR DYNAMO-ELECTRIC CONVERTERS; CONTROLLING TRANSFORMERS, REACTORS OR CHOKE COILS [4]


Voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) with LC circuit and series resistors
Patent No. 11171601 

Inventor(s): Srikanth Manian (Bengaluru, , IN), Srinivas Theertham (Bengaluru, , IN), Uday Kiran Meda (Hyderabad, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16942230 on 07/29/2020 (468 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a data path and a phase-locked loop (PLL) coupled to the data path. The system also includes a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) coupled to the PLL. The VCO includes an LC circuit with first and second differential output terminals. The VCO also includes a first resistor coupled between the first differential output terminal and drain terminals of a first pair of complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) transistors. The VCO also includes a second resistor coupled between the second differential output terminal and drain terminals of a second pair of CMOS transistors.

[H03B] GENERATION OF OSCILLATIONS, DIRECTLY OR BY FREQUENCY-CHANGING, BY CIRCUITS EMPLOYING ACTIVE ELEMENTS WHICH OPERATE IN A NON-SWITCHING MANNER; GENERATION OF NOISE BY SUCH CIRCUITS (generators specially adapted for electrophonic musical instruments G10H; masers or lasers H01S; generation of oscillations in plasma H05H)


Voltage tolerant oscillator with enhanced RF immunity performance
Patent No. 11171603 

Inventor(s): Isha Khandelwal (Bengaluru, , IN), Rama Santosh Neelim Kumar Kattamuri (Bengaluru, , IN), Sumantra Seth (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17074688 on 10/20/2020 (385 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit includes an inverter, first and second capacitors, a resistor, and a transistor. The inverter has an input and an output. The first capacitor is coupled to a ground. The transistor has a first transistor terminal, a second transistor terminal, and a control input. The first transistor terminal is coupled to the first capacitor and the second transistor terminal is coupled to the input of the inverter. The second capacitor is coupled between the output of the inverter and the ground. The resistor is coupled between the output of the inverter and the first transistor terminal.

[H03B] GENERATION OF OSCILLATIONS, DIRECTLY OR BY FREQUENCY-CHANGING, BY CIRCUITS EMPLOYING ACTIVE ELEMENTS WHICH OPERATE IN A NON-SWITCHING MANNER; GENERATION OF NOISE BY SUCH CIRCUITS (generators specially adapted for electrophonic musical instruments G10H; masers or lasers H01S; generation of oscillations in plasma H05H)


Multi-branch outphasing system and method
Patent No. 11171616 

Inventor(s): Aritra Banerjee (Dallas, TX), Lei Ding (Plano, TX), Nathan Richard Schemm (Rowlett, TX), Rahmi Hezar (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16259100 on 01/28/2019 (1016 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first branch group circuit includes a first branch circuit receiving a first RF input signal and first control information; and a second branch circuit receiving the first input signal and second control information. Each of the first and second branch circuits includes a power amplifier. The second control information enables the second branch circuit to be switched on or off while the first branch circuit remains on. A second branch group circuit includes: a third branch circuit receiving a second RF input signal and third control information; and a fourth branch circuit receiving the second input signal and fourth control information. Each of the third and fourth branch circuits includes a power amplifier. The fourth control information enables the fourth branch circuit to be switched on or off while the third branch circuit remains on. A combiner combines output signals of the power amplifiers to produce an output signal.

[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)


Methods and apparatus for phase imbalance correction
Patent No. 11171636 

Inventor(s): Baher Haroun (Allen, TX), Gerd Schuppener (Allen, TX), Salvatore Luciano Finocchiaro (Dallas, TX), Siraj Akhtar (Richardson, TX), Swaminathan Sankaran (Allen, TX), Tolga Dinc (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16585155 on 09/27/2019 (774 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to provide phase imbalance correction. An example system includes a phase detector to obtain a first signal and generate a first output, a comparator coupled to the phase detector, the comparator to generate a second output based on the first output, and an amplifier coupled to the comparator, the amplifier to adjust a first phase response of the first signal based on the second output.

[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]


Low-complexity inverse sinc for RF sampling transmitters
Patent No. 11171674 

Inventor(s): Jaiganesh Balakrishnan (Karnataka, , IN), Sriram Murali (Karnataka, , IN), Sundarrajan Rangachari (Tamilnadu, , IN), Yeswanth Guntupalli (Andhra Pradesh, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17022871 on 09/16/2020 (419 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radio-frequency (RF) sampling transmitter (e.g., of the type that may be used in 5G wireless base stations) includes a complex baseband digital-to-analog converter (DAC) response compensator that operates on a complex baseband signal at a sampling rate lower than the sampling rate of an RF sampling DAC in the RF sampling transmitter. The DAC response compensator flattens the sample-and-hold response of the RF sampling DAC only in the passband of interest, addressing the problem of a sinc response introduced by the sample-and-hold operation of the RF sampling DAC and avoiding the architectural complexity and high power consumption of an inverse sinc filter that operates on the signal at a point in the signal chain after it has already been up-converted to an RF passband.

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


Digital upconverter for radio frequency sampling transmitter
Patent No. 11171681 

Inventor(s): Harshavardhan Adepu (Warangal, , IN), Jaiganesh Balakrishnan (Bengaluru, , IN), Pooja Sundar (Bengaluru, , IN), Sriram Murali (Bengaluru, , IN), Wenjing Lu (Shanghai, , CN), Yeswanth Guntupalli (Guntur, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17072104 on 10/16/2020 (389 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digital up-converter (DUC) includes conjugate-mixer-combiner. The conjugate-mixer-combiner includes a pre-combiner configured to generate combinations of a first in-phase (I) value to be transmitted at a first frequency of a first frequency band, a first quadrature (Q) value to be transmitted at the first frequency of a first frequency band, a second I value for to be transmitted at a second frequency of a second frequency band, and a second Q value to be transmitted at the second frequency of a second frequency band. The conjugate-mixer-combiner further includes a plurality of multipliers collectively configured to shift the combinations based on an average difference between the first frequency and the second frequency.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for antenna parameter configuration for cellular communication systems
Patent No. 11171698 

Inventor(s): Ahmed Atef Ibrahim Ibrahim (Plano, TX), Hao Chen (Allen, TX), Jianhua Mo (Allen, TX), Jianzhong Zhang (Plano, TX), Rebal Jurdi (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17076746 on 10/21/2020 (384 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus of a BS in a wireless communication system is provided. The method and apparatus comprises: storing a set of beam codebooks including a plurality of angular grids each of which is identified as a first type of angular grid or a second type of angular grid; identifying a set of parameters to adjust an antenna beam pattern based on the set of beam codebooks, wherein the set of parameters includes at least one of feedback information received from a UE or a set of KPIs identified by the BS; determining a type of angular grid as the first type of angular grid or the second type of angular grid, wherein the first and second type of angular grids include a first antenna gain and a second antenna gain, respectively; and select, from the set of beam codebooks, a beam codebook corresponding to the antenna beam pattern.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Device/UE-oriented beam recovery and maintenance mechanisms
Patent No. 11171708 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Nathan Edward Tenny (San Diego, CA), Pengfei Xia (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16800095 on 02/25/2020 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure provide techniques for detecting and recovering from beam-failure events. In some embodiments, motion sensor information generated by motion sensors on a UE is used to detect, predict, and/or recover from a beam failure event that results, or would otherwise result, from movement of the UE. The motion sensor information may be used to adjust a current beam direction used by the UE to transmit or receive a signal, or to determine a recommendation for adjusting a current beam direction of the base station. The motion sensor information may be generated by any sensor that detects a movement of the UE, such as a gyroscope, an accelerometer, a magnetometer, a global positioning system (GPS) sensor, a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) sensor, or any other device that detects a change in position/orientation of the UE.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Facilitating dynamic satellite and mobility convergence for mobility backhaul in advanced networks
Patent No. 11171719 

Inventor(s): Sangar Dowlatkhah (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property 1, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT Mobility II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16396385 on 04/26/2019 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: Facilitating dynamic satellite and mobility convergence for mobility backhaul in advanced networks (e.g., 4G, 5G, 6G and beyond) is provided herein. Operations of a system can comprise determining that a group of user equipment devices are located in a defined geographic area and are consuming more than a defined level of resources of a wireless communications network based on an amount of network traffic received from the group of user equipment devices. The operations also can comprise configuring an integrated network comprising a first group of terrestrial network devices and a second group of satellite network devices. Further, the operations can comprise routing at least a portion of network traffic associated with the group of user equipment devices among the first group of terrestrial network devices and the second group of satellite network devices.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Multi-label offset lifting method
Patent No. 11171742 

Inventor(s): Aleksey Alexandrovich Letunovskiy (Moscow, , RU), Carmela Cozzo (San Diego, CA), Elyar Eldarovich Gasanov (Moscow, , RU), Gleb Vyacheslavovich Kalachev (Moscow, , RU), Ivan Leonidovich Mazurenko (Khimki, , RU), Pavel Anatolyevich Pan
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16899248 on 06/11/2020 (516 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for generating a code, a method for encoding and decoding data, and an encoder and a decoder performing the encoding and decoding are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for lifting a child code from a base code for encoding and decoding data includes determining a single combination of a circulant size, a lifting function, and a labelled base matrix PCM according to an information length and a code rate using data stored in a lifting table. The lifting table was defined at a code generation stage. The method also includes calculating a plurality of shifts for the child code. Each shift is calculated by applying the lifting function to the labelled base matrix PCM with a defined index using the circulant size and using the derived child PCM to encode or decode data.

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


Forward error correction adjustments for C-V2X communications
Patent No. 11171743 

Inventor(s): Sangar Dowlatkhah (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16869034 on 05/07/2020 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment (e.g., C-V2X user equipment) can receive a transmission from a network device of a mobile network and decode the transmission using a first forward error correction code. The user equipment can determine an attribute of the transmission to determine a condition of the communication channel. Based on the condition of the communication channel, the user equipment can facilitate transmitting feedback to the network device, wherein the feedback is forwarded through the mobile network to an application server device that selects a second forward error correction code based on the feedback. The second forward error correction code can be transmitted to, and received by, the user equipment. The user equipment can use the second forward error correction code to decode subsequent transmissions.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Identity and electronic signature verification in blockchain
Patent No. 11171782 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (Mclean, VA)
Law Firm: Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16541446 on 08/15/2019 (817 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are a system and techniques for identity and electronic signature verification that utilizes blockchain technology. An enterprise system enables computing devices to engage the enterprise and prospective users for the purposes of executing a document or a smart contract. Users may obtain a computer application from an enterprise system and may utilize the computer application to retrieve a document or select a smart contract. The identity of all users who execute the document may be verified based on an authentication by a trusted independent system. Information related to the respective signers, the document or smart contract, and the authentication may be stored as transactions in a blockchain. The transactions may be stored in the blockchain under a user”s address, a document or smart contract address, or a digital wallet, if available.

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


Common bus data flow for serially chained devices
Patent No. 11171804 

Inventor(s): Justin Prayogo (Danville, CA), Sinjeet Parekh (San Jose, CA), Vijaya Ceekala (San Jose, CA), Xin Liu (Saratoga, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16660846 on 10/23/2019 (748 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a circuit includes a system bus controller having a first downstream port and is configured to generate a first downstream frame responsive to a first local bus transmission received by a first local bus controller, and to generate a second downstream frame responsive to a second local bus transmission received by a second local bus controller. The system bus controller is configured to generate a downstream aggregate frame responsive to the first downstream frame and the second downstream frame and is configured to initiate transmission of the downstream aggregate frame at the first downstream port. The system bus controller is adapted to receive an upstream aggregate frame that includes a first upstream frame and a second upstream frame and is configured to generate a first upstream transmission responsive to the first upstream frame and to generate the second upstream transmission responsive to the second upstream frame.

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


Dynamic engine for matching computing devices based on user profiles and machine learning
Patent No. 11171839 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17201991 on 03/15/2021 (239 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to transferring data using a dynamic data management system. A computing platform having at least one processor, a memory, and a communication interface may receive, by the at least one processor, via the communication interface, and from a dynamic data management node, at least one organization computing system data file profile and a plurality of client computing device data file profiles. The computing platform may identify, based on the at least one organization computing system data file profile, the plurality of client computing device data file profiles, and a machine learning dataset, a potential match between the at least one organization computing system data file profile and at least one client computing device data file profile. The computing platform may establish a connection with the at least one client computing device and, while the connection is established, transmit a notification which, when processed by the one or more client computing devices, causes the notification to be displayed on the at least one client computing device.

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


Multiplexed resource allocation architecture
Patent No. 11171881 

Inventor(s): Manu J. Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17161442 on 01/28/2021 (285 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to receive a data set and instructions for processing the data set from a network device. The device is further configured to parse the data set into a plurality of data segments to be processed, and generate a plurality of instruction segments from the received instructions. The device is further configured to assign each instruction segment to a resource unit, and to generate control information with instructions for combining processed data segments from the resource units. The device is further configured to receive processed data segments from the resource units, to generate the processed data set, and to output the processed data set to the network device.

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


Request and delivery of additional data
Patent No. 11171905 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15895446 on 02/13/2018 (1365 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of monitoring communication between at least one originator device and one recipient device; transmitting a request to the at least one originator device querying if additional data related to the monitored communication is desired; receiving a positive response to the query from the at least one originator device; determining related data pertaining to the monitored communication; and transmitting the related data to the originator user device.

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


Logic repository service using encrypted configuration data
Patent No. 11171933 

Inventor(s): Mark Bradley Davis (Justin, TX)
Assignee(s): Amazon Technologies, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17017970 on 09/11/2020 (424 days app to issue)

Abstract: The following description is directed to a logic repository service. In one example, a method of a logic repository service can include receiving a first request to generate configuration data for configurable hardware using a specification for application logic of the configurable hardware. The method can include generating the configuration data for the configurable hardware. The configuration data can include data for implementing the application logic. The method can include encrypting the configuration data to generate encrypted configuration data. The method can include signing the encrypted configuration data using a private key. The method can include transmitting the signed encrypted configuration data in response to the request.

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


System for authentication of a user based on multi-factor passively acquired data
Patent No. 11171963 

Inventor(s): Matthew Edward Williams (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16775575 on 01/29/2020 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-factored authentication system is provided to identify users. Accordingly, the authentication system may utilize a combination of multiple authentication methods to identify and authenticate a user, such as facial recognition, voice recognition, fingerprint/retinal recognition, detection of cards/chips or smartphones located with the user, PINs, passwords, cryptographic keys, tokens, and the like. The various authentication methods may be used to calculate a confidence value for the authentication system, where the confidence value reflects the degree of certainty of the user”s identity. Each authentication method may, upon identifying a positive match for a user, increase the confidence value by a certain degree.

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


E-code multi-imprints
Patent No. 11171967 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16524109 on 07/28/2019 (835 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods for generating a unique token that can be imprinted on a document to attest to the verification of an executor”s signature. The apparatus and methods may include a platform that may present a token electronically to the executor via a first electronic channel. The executor may use a registered device to capture a portion of the token, and transmit the portion from the registered device to the platform via a second channel to the platform. The platform may verify that the portion is registered to the executor. The platform may combine the portion with another portion of the token, and imprint the pair of combined portions on the document with another token.

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


Tag-based security policy creation in a distributed computing environment
Patent No. 11171994 

Inventor(s): Daniel Solero (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Hartman Citrin LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16817786 on 03/13/2020 (606 days app to issue)

Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for tag-based security policy creation in a distributed computing environment. A security management module can receive an inventory event that relates to instantiation of a service. The security management module can identify the service that was instantiated and obtain a tag set that relates to the service. The tag set can include security tags that include a string that identifies a communications link associated with the entities included in the service that was instantiated. The security management module can identify policy rules associated with the security tags. The policy rules can define security for the service that was instantiated. The security management module can compute a security policy for the service and can provide the security policy to the computing environment for implementation.

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


Optical filter assembly for image-capturing device
Patent No. 11172106 

Inventor(s): Charles McClelland Marshall (Dallas, TX), Christopher Jordan Kraemer (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16929687 on 07/15/2020 (482 days app to issue)

Abstract: A removably attachable optical device includes a clamp comprising an upper clamp member and a lower clamp member. When the clamp is mounted on a mobile device, the upper member extends over a device side to enable an orifice formed by the upper clamp member to be positioned over an aperture of the mobile device. An optical element housing has a portion configured to engage the an upper clamp member. A non-uniform optical element is rotatably mounted to the optical element housing. Rotation of the non-uniform optical element causes light passing through the non-uniform optical element as the non-uniform optical element is rotated to be correspondingly altered to create optical effects.

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


Efficient and flexible color processor
Patent No. 11172172 

Inventor(s): Mihir Narendra Mody (Bangalore, , IN), Niraj Nandan (Plano, TX), Rajasekhar Allu (Plano, TX), Shashank Dabral (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15395001 on 12/30/2016 (1775 days app to issue)

Abstract: An image signal processor includes a first matrix processing circuit, a post processing circuit, a second matrix processing circuit, and a split visual and analytics circuit. The first matrix processing circuit is configured to receive a plurality of component images generated based on an image captured by an image sensor and generate a plurality of first matrix outputs based on the plurality of component images. The post processing circuit is configured to perform color conversion on the plurality of first matrix outputs to generate a first luminance component of the image and a chrominance component of the image. The second matrix processing circuit is configured to perform color conversion on the plurality of first matrix outputs to generate a second luminance component of the image and a saturation component of the image. The split visual and analytics circuit is configured to generate visual and analytic data of the image.

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


Method and apparatus for improving the visual quality of viewport-based omnidirectional video streaming
Patent No. 11172208 

Inventor(s): Justin Ridge (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15444891 on 02/28/2017 (1715 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program products are provided for capturing omnidirectional video with one or more cameras, streaming the video over a network, and rendering the video on a Head Mounted Display (HMD) and more specifically to a method, apparatus, and computer program product for improving the visual quality of viewport-based omnidirectional video streaming. One example method includes selecting a primary viewport, encoding a first representation that covers the primary viewport, and encoding a second representation that provides a gradual picture quality change from a background viewport to the primary viewport.

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


Alternating frame processing operation with predicted frame comparisons for high safety level use
Patent No. 11172219 

Inventor(s): Aishwarya Dubey (Plano, TX), Shashank Dabral (Allen, TX), Veeramanikandan Raju (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16866647 on 05/05/2020 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: Frames from an image stream or streams are processed by independently operating digital signal processors (DSPs), with only frame checking microprocessors operating in a lockstep mode. In one example, two DSP are operating on alternate frames. Each DSP processes the frames and produces prediction values for the next frame. The lockstep microprocessors develop their own next frame prediction. The lockstep processors compare issued frames and previously developed predicted frames for consistency. If the predictions are close enough, the issued frame passes the test. The lockstep processors then compare the issued frame to the preceding two frames for a similar consistency check. If the prior frames are also close enough, the issued frame is acceptable. In another example, hardware checkers are provided to compare the present frame with a larger number of prior frames. The hardware checkers provide comparison results to the lockstep processors to compare against allowable variation limits.

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


Geolocationing system and method for use of same
Patent No. 11172255 

Inventor(s): Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17085659 on 10/30/2020 (375 days app to issue)

Abstract: A geolocationing system and method for providing awareness in a multi-space environment, such as a hospitality environment or educational environment, are presented. In one embodiment of the geolocationing system, an array of gateway devices is provided. Each gateway device includes a gateway device identification providing an accurately-known fixed location within the multi-space environment. Each gateway device includes a wireless transceiver that receives a beacon signal from a proximate wireless-enabled personal locator device. The gateway devices, in turn, send gateway signals to a server, which determines estimated location of the wireless-enabled personal locator device with transmitted signal strength modeling.

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


Location-based social media for events
Patent No. 11172323 

Inventor(s): Daniel Gresham (Fort Worth, TX), Robert Seals (Pearland, TX)
Assignee(s): Seals Gresham Group, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Dunlap Codding, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16396435 on 04/26/2019 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing device utilizing an open invite platform determines one or more events within a user-specified distance from the computing device or from a user-specified geographic location. The computing device determines a geo-fence about a user-selected event selected from the one or more events, identifies other open-invite users present in real time within the geo-fence, and outputs a newsfeed for the user-selected event including data from the other open-invite platform users present in real time within the geo-fence.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Edge-node authentication-data exchange system
Patent No. 11172366 

Inventor(s): Prabhat Ranjan (Plano, TX), William August Stahlhut (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16446775 on 06/20/2019 (873 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for exchanging authentication data between edge-nodes is provided. The system may include an edge-node network. The network may include a plurality of edge-nodes. Each edge-node may include a pairing module. Each pairing module may receive an instruction to pair with another edge-node. Each pairing module pair with another edge-node. The pairing module may continually transmit verification communications to other edge-nodes. The pairing module may continually discover responsive communications from other edge-nodes. The pairing module may continually receive responsive verification communications from other edge-nodes. Each edge-node may include an executable module. The executable module may determine occurrence of an event. Upon determination of the occurrence of an event, the executable module may analyze a stored event protocol. The protocol including an algorithm for implementing executables in response to an event. The executable module may determine an executable based on the algorithm, and execute the determined executable.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Self-calibrating RF network and system and method for use of the same
Patent No. 11172384 

Inventor(s): Raymond S. Horton (McKinney, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16916570 on 06/30/2020 (497 days app to issue)

Abstract: A self-calibrating RF network and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the self-calibrating RF network includes multiple hospitality properties, wherein RF network includes a property server located in communication with a terminal device providing data services through distribution elements to end point devices, such as set-top boxes. Each of the property servers collects RF performance data relative to the terminal device, the distribution elements, and the end point devices. The RF performance data is analyzed by a remote central server that provides RF adjustment data, which is indicative of power and equalization adjustments to the terminal device, power and equalization adjustments to the plurality of distribution elements, and power and ranging adjustments to the plurality of end point devices.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for anchor selection in a non-standalone wireless network environment
Patent No. 11172422 

Inventor(s): Gunjan Thakkar (McKinney, TX), Muhammad Yasir Nazir Bhatti (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16822059 on 03/18/2020 (601 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for the intelligent, automated, and dynamic selection of anchor evolved Node Bs (”eNBs”) for Next Generation Node Bs (”gNBs”) in a Non-Standalone (”NSA”) wireless network environment. An eNB may be selected as an anchor eNB based on distance to a particular gNB, and one or more sectors of the anchor eNB may be selected as anchors based on coverage areas associated with the sectors. Sectors of additional eNBs may be identified based on frequent handovers between the identified sectors of the anchor eNB and sectors of the additional eNBs. Selected eNBs and/or sectors may be notified of the designation as an anchor, and may thus provide gNB carrier information to connected User Equipment (”UE”), which may facilitate the connection of such UEs to the gNB.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


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Case for toothbrush head
Patent No. D935168 

Inventor(s): Shuai Yang (Guangdong, , CN)
Assignee(s): Soniclean Technology Ltd. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29728999 on 03/23/2020 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Toothbrush head
Patent No. D935194 

Inventor(s): Shuai Yang (Guangdong, , CN)
Assignee(s): Soniclean Technology Ltd. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29729003 on 03/24/2020 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fender extension
Patent No. D935363 

Inventor(s): Jordan Christopher Brewer (Addison, TX), Scott David Hite (Pilot Point, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29724305 on 02/13/2020 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Quarter fender
Patent No. D935364 

Inventor(s): Jordan Christopher Brewer (Addison, TX), Kelsey Elizabeth Hart (Argyle, TX), Mark Aaron Bohannon (Denton, TX), Scott David Hite (Pilot Point, TX), Zachary Steven Gross (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29724852 on 02/19/2020 (629 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fluid tank
Patent No. D935375 

Inventor(s): Martha-Ann Fellman (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29724311 on 02/13/2020 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Windshield wiper cutter
Patent No. D935376 

Inventor(s): Alexander Prodromos Gilber (Grapevine, TX), Joel Dollar (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: My Patent Guys (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29729985 on 03/31/2020 (588 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Multiport for making optical connections
Patent No. D935417 

Inventor(s): Monique Lise Cote (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Corning, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29664758 on 09/27/2018 (1139 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle body assembly
Patent No. D935531 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29730196 on 04/02/2020 (586 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle platform assembly
Patent No. D935532 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29730202 on 04/02/2020 (586 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Medical scanner separator
Patent No. D935616 

Inventor(s): Dony Dawson (Arlington, TX), Stephen Savoie (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29730307 on 04/02/2020 (586 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Therapeutic elastic sports tape
Patent No. D935625 

Inventor(s): Christian Hicken (Prosper, TX), Matthew Hicken (Frisco, TX), Nathan Ellison (Cedar Hills, UT), Nicholas Hicken (Prosper, TX), Steven Silvey (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Blacktop Plus, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Goodhue, Coleman Owens, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29728388 on 03/18/2020 (601 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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