Dallas Invents: 120 Patents Granted for Week of June 22

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

Patents granted include:
•  Altimmune’s rapid and prolonged immunogic therapeutic
•  Continental Electronics’ and Harris Corporation’s subterranean antenna
•  Frontline Advance’s fire pit
•  ShockWatch’s impact indicator
•  SMU’s detecting malicious software using sensors
•  Textron Innovations’ VR emulator
•  The Modern Gentlemens’ combined dresser valet and charging station
•  Toyota’s vehicle occupant tracking and trust

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 June 22, 2021   |  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 9
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 11
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 3
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 4
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 3
G: PHYSICS 46
H: ELECTRICITY 28

DESIGN 16


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments 11
Toyota Motor North America 10
TRAXXAS 6
Halliburton 4
AT&T 3
IBM 3
Micron Technology 3
SanDisk Technologies 3
Securus Technologies 3

UNASSIGNED 14


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove) 6
Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett) 6
Catherine M. Jackson (Richardson) 3
Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas) 3
Skylar Hagler (Anna) 3
Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney) 2
David Patrick Magee (Allen) 2
De-Chu C Tang (Plano) 2
Richard James Reister (Plano) 2
Sean Michael McBeath (Keller) 2 


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Undermount drawer slide position adjustment apparatus and method of use
Patent No. 11039687 

Inventor(s): Greg Davis (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Hardware Resources, Inc. (Bossier City, LA)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16741191 on 01/13/2020 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: An undermount drawer slide mounting clip releasably attaches a drawer to a drawer rail assembly mounted in a cabinet carcass. The apparatus is capable of effecting positional adjustments of the drawer in three directions without removing the drawer from the cabinet carcass. The apparatus is comprised of a body slidingly engaged with a bonnet. A trigger pivotally connected between the body and the bonnet. A spring loaded catch slidable within the bonnet and acted on by the trigger to releasably attach the apparatus to a drawer rail assembly. A threaded spindle rotates within the base and adjusts the horizontal position of the drawer. A ramp adjustably connected to the base adjusts the vertical position of the drawer by rotation of a threaded barrel. A plunger extends from a housing connected to the body to adjacent the drawer rail assembly and adjusts the depth of the drawer.

[A47B] TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE (jointing of furniture F16B 12/00)


Shampoo support apparatus and method for use of same
Patent No. 11039689 

Inventor(s): Kia-Shun Voltz (Cedar Hill, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17148892 on 01/14/2021 (159 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shampoo support apparatus and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the shampoo support apparatus, a body is configurable between a reclining configuration and a booster seat configuration. In the reclining configuration, the body provides a neck support and a back support. A support structure that may be placed above the body and may be adjustable is configured to accept and secure a smart device thereat and support the smart device at a smart device working distance from the neck support. In the booster seat configuration, the body folds into a rectangular shape to provide a seat.

[A47B] TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE (jointing of furniture F16B 12/00)


Calcaneal bone plate targeting guide
Patent No. 11039867 

Inventor(s): John Early (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Biomet C.V. (Warsaw, IN)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16255349 on 01/23/2019 (881 days app to issue)

Abstract: A calcaneal targeting device includes a guide body configured to target a corresponding calcaneal bone plate. The guide body includes at least one mounting opening that is configured to align with a corresponding mounting opening of the calcaneal bone plate, at least one targeting opening configured to align with a corresponding fixation opening of the calcaneal bone plate, and a guiding portion that includes a tali targeting opening and a first elongated opening that has a first length. The first elongated opening is configured to allow sliding of a guide wire across the first length and align the tali targeting opening with a sustentaculum tali.

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


Spinal implants and related instruments and methods
Patent No. 11039932 

Inventor(s): Chad Wayne Lewis (Erie, CO), Jared M. White (Draper, UT), Stephen P. Brown (South Jordan, UT)
Assignee(s): CTL Medical Corporation (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Brianspark Associates, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16153511 on 10/05/2018 (991 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and systems relating to spinal implants and instruments for installing such implants. In some embodiments, the system may comprise a spinal implant, an inserter, an intermediary piece, and/or an installation rod. The spinal implant may comprise an at least partially threaded opening configured to receive the installation rod. The opening may be positioned within a fixed wall of the spinal implant, and the opening may comprise a peripheral edge defined by the wall of the spinal implant.

[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]


Three-axis rotation system and method
Patent No. 11039973 

Inventor(s): Michael Budagher (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): OVARD, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14807405 on 07/23/2015 (2161 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method are disclosed that allows a practitioner to rotate a human subject in three different axes of rotation, independently from one another and without limitation on the degree of rotation, which allows for the treatment of various systems of the human subject.

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


Rapid and prolonged immunologic therapeutic
Patent No. 11040099 

Inventor(s): De-Chu C Tang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Altimmune, Inc. (Gaithersburg, MD)
Law Firm: Duane Morris LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16926703 on 07/11/2020 (346 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention shows that intranasal administration of E1/E3-defective adenovirus particles may confer rapid and broad protection against viral and bacterial pathogens in a variety of disease settings. Protective responses lasted for many weeks in a single-dose regimen in animal models. When a pathogen-derived antigen gene was inserted into the E1/E3-defective adenovirus genome, the antigen-induced protective immunity against the specific pathogen was elicited before the adenovirus-mediated protective response declined away, thus conferring rapid, prolonged, and seamless protection against pathogens. In addition to E1/E3-defective adenovirus, other bioengineered non-replicating vectors encoding pathogen-derived antigens may also be developed into a new generation of rapid and prolonged immunologic-therapeutic (RAPIT).

[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)


Rapid and prolonged immunogic therapeutic
Patent No. 11040100 

Inventor(s): De-Chu C Tang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Altimmune Inc. (Gaithersburg, MD)
Law Firm: Duane Morris LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16926704 on 07/12/2020 (345 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention shows that intranasal administration of E1/E3-defective adenovirus particles may confer rapid and broad protection against viral and bacterial pathogens in a variety of disease settings. Protective responses lasted for many weeks in a single-dose regimen in animal models. When a pathogen-derived antigen gene was inserted into the E1/E3-defective adenovirus genome, the antigen-induced protective immunity against the specific pathogen was elicited before the adenovirus-mediated protective response declined away, thus conferring rapid, prolonged, and seamless protection against pathogens. In addition to E1/E3-defective adenovirus, other bioengineered non-replicating vectors encoding pathogen-derived antigens may also be developed into a new generation of rapid and prolonged immunologic-therapeutic (RAPIT).

[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)


Inflatable plyometric box
Patent No. 11040237 

Inventor(s): Chad Chaehong Park (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16287423 on 02/27/2019 (846 days app to issue)

Abstract: An inflatable plyometric box having a first inflatable member adapted to be inflated to a pressure, a second inflatable member on top of the first inflatable member and adapted to be inflated to a pressure, and a connecting member connected to the first inflatable member and the second inflatable member which secures the first inflatable member to the second inflatable member. The first and second inflatable members incorporate drop stitch technology which provides substantial rigidity to first and second inflatable members when the first and second inflatable members are inflated to the pressures. Thus the inflatable plyometric box is substantially rigid to support a user landing on the top of the inflatable plyometric box. The inflatable plyometric box may additionally include a stabilizing member which may be connected to the bottom of the inflatable plyometric box, wherein the stabilizing member is adapted to increase the stability of the inflatable plyometric box.

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


System and method for bingo card nesting in game feature resolution
Patent No. 11040272 

Inventor(s): James W. Packett (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Class II Solutions, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: DuBois, Bryant Campbell, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16528189 on 07/31/2019 (692 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gaming method and system are disclosed wherein the number of available bingo patterns that may be used in a class II game are significantly increased. When using a class II gaming engine to determine the results of a class II game play, a bingo card associated with a feature may award credit values and also one or more additional nested bingo cards, to all be played within the resolution of a single feature. This feature nesting increases the number of patterns available, thereby increasing the distribution of prizes in a class II game. By expanding the number of available patterns in this manner, it is possible to improve a player’’s experience when playing a class II game, and to better replicate the target prize distribution for all features of a class III game on a class II game.

[A63F] CARD, BOARD OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [5]


 

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

Leak resistant droppers
Patent No. 11040342 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Alan Ganter (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bottle Barons, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16581722 on 09/24/2019 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, a dropper for a bottle may include a bulb with a flange and an extended leg. The dropper may be used as a cap, in some implementations, with or without a skirt. The dropper may inhibit leaks from a bottle when the dropper is used as a cap for the bottle.

[B01L] CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL LABORATORY APPARATUS FOR GENERAL USE (apparatus for medical or pharmaceutical purposes A61; apparatus for industrial purposes or laboratory apparatus whose construction and performance are comparable to that of similar industrial apparatus, see the relevant classes for industrial apparatus, particularly subclasses of B01 and C12; separating or distilling apparatus B01D; mixing or stirring devices B01F; atomisers B05B; sieves B07B; corks, bungs B65D; handling liquids in general B67; vacuum pumps F04; siphons F04F 10/00; taps, stop-cocks F16K; tubes, tube joints F16L; apparatus specially adapted for investigating or analysing materials G01, particularly G01N; electrical or optical apparatus, see the relevant classes in sections G and H)


Vacuum spray apparatus and uses thereof
Patent No. 11040376 

Inventor(s): Dennis Dehn (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ECP INCORPORATED (Woodridge, IL)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14801325 on 07/16/2015 (2168 days app to issue)

Abstract: Spray apparatus and uses thereof are described herein. A vacuum spray nozzle apparatus may include a first tube in fluid communication with a fluid source, a rotor coupled to the tube, a conduit in fluid communication with the passages of the first tube, and a second tube coupled to the conduit, the second tube being in fluid communication with a vacuum source. The rotor is in fluid communication with the pressurized fluid source. The conduit is substantially arched or angled such that an outlet of the conduit is offset a radial distance in a radial direction from the rotor axis, and when pressurized fluid is ejected from the outlet, during use, rotates the conduit. The vacuum spray nozzle apparatus is configured to remove components from a material through the second tube when a pressure of the system is reduced using the vacuum source.

[B08B] CLEANING IN GENERAL; PREVENTION OF FOULING IN GENERAL (brushes A46; devices for domestic or like cleaning A47L; separation of particles from liquids or gases B01D; separation of solids B03, B07; spraying or applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; cleaning devices for conveyors B65G 45/10; concurrent cleaning, filling and closing of bottles B67C 7/00; inhibiting corrosion or incrustation in general C23; cleaning streets, permanent ways, beaches or land E01H; parts, details or accessories of swimming or splash baths or pools, specially adapted for cleaning E04H 4/16; preventing or removing electrostatic charges H05F)


Hair cutting device for automated hair cutting system
Patent No. 11040458 

Inventor(s): Matthew W. Krenik (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14143469 on 12/30/2013 (2731 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of a hair cutting device for use with automated hair cutting systems are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a hair cutting device comprises a body having a proximal end and a distal end. A cutter head is attached to the distal end of the body, the cutter head configured for manipulating and cutting hair. The hair cutting device further comprises a plurality of sensors coupled to the body for sensing a position of the cutter head relative to a user’’s head.

[B26B] HAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (for harvesting A01D; for horticulture, for forestry A01G; for butchering or meat treatment A22; for manufacturing or repairing footwear A43D; nail clippers or cutters A45D 29/02; kitchen equipment A47J; for surgical purposes A61B 17/00; for metal B23D; cutting by abrasive fluid jets B24C 5/02; plier-like tools with cutting edges B25B 7/22; pincers B25C 11/02; handles for hand implements, in general B25G; guillotine-type cutters B26D; for erasing B43L 19/00; for textile materials D06H)


Convertible apparatus for sharpening marking instruments
Patent No. 11040568 

Inventor(s): Phil Hanson (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: David A. Gottardo, Attorney at Law (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16911509 on 06/25/2020 (362 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention relates generally to an apparatus for sharpening marking instruments. More specifically, the invention relates to a sharpener that is convertible for effectively and efficiently sharpening both carpenter’’s pencils and crayons. The sharpener has a removable and rotatable cap that facilitates the axial alignment of the carpenters’’ pencil within the sharpener. The sharpener further comprises primary and secondary alignment surfaces for axially aligning the carpenter’’s crayon within the sharpener, having the cap removed.

[B43L] ARTICLES FOR WRITING OR DRAWING UPON; ACCESSORIES FOR WRITING OR DRAWING (workshop equipment for marking-out work B25H 7/00; teaching hand-writing or drawing G09B 11/00)


Optimized regenerative braking control of electric motors using look-up tables
Patent No. 11040625 

Inventor(s): Aravind Samba Murthy (Atlanta, GA), David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14938602 on 11/11/2015 (2050 days app to issue)

Abstract: A regenerative braking controller for an AC motor. To determine an electromagnetic torque for slowing or stopping the motor, the regenerative braking controller accesses a lookup table to retrieve an braking torque value corresponding to a current estimate of rotor velocity. The retrieved braking torque may correspond to a maximum or minimum torque level at which regenerative braking will occur at the current rotor velocity, or to a torque level at which charging current during regenerative braking will be maximized. If an external mechanical brake is present, the regenerative braking controller can forward an external braking torque signal to a controller so that the mechanical brake can apply the remainder of the braking force beyond that indicated by the regenerative braking torque. A method for establishing the braking torques to be stored in the lookup table is also disclosed.

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


Short range communication for vehicular use
Patent No. 11040683 

Inventor(s): Nathan C. Westover (New Hudson, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16108859 on 08/22/2018 (1035 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods generally including detecting, using a sensor, an impact at a vehicle; before, during, or after detecting the impact, storing a first data set associated with the vehicle in a first memory; in response to detecting the impact, retrieving the first data set from the first memory; transmitting, using a first short range communication device, the first data set via a first wireless signal; receiving, using a second short range communication device, the first data set via the first wireless signal; and storing the first data set in a second memory; and after storing the first data set in the second memory, retrieving the first data set from the second memory; wherein the first short range communication device is part of the vehicle; and wherein the second short range communication device is part of an infrastructure.

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


Wire caddy for transporting and dispensing wire or cable
Patent No. 11040733 

Inventor(s): John L. Rhoads (The Colony, TX), Kevin D. Rodgers (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16404460 on 05/06/2019 (778 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for the transportation and dispensing of spooled wire or cable, the apparatus including a handle structure wherein the handle structure has a first end and a second end, a first support structure attached to the first end of the handle structure, a second support structure attached to the second end of the handle structure, a first spool center insert attached to the first support structure, a second spool center insert attached to the second support structure, a first leg moveably attached to the first support structure, a second leg moveably attached to the second support structure, and wherein a spool of spooled wire or cable is attached to the first and second spool center inserts during transportation and dispensing of the spooled wire or cable.

[B65H] HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES


Rotor hub
Patent No. 11040771 

Inventor(s): Alan W. Myers (Granbury, TX), John D. Busch (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): AVX AIRCRAFT COMPANY (Benbrook, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16406508 on 05/08/2019 (776 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotor hub is presented that uses a low profile and frontal area design that reduces drag and combines the advantages of utilizing a virtual flapping hinge and a soft in-plane rotor hub.

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


Devices and methods to verify tail rotor cross-head positioning
Patent No. 11040785 

Inventor(s): Bradley D. Linton (Mansfield, TX), Chad R. Haugeberg (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Pramudji Law Group PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16183385 on 11/07/2018 (958 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device to verify tail rotor cross-head positioning is disclosed. The device comprises a first portion and a second portion. The second portion may be adjoined to the first portion and comprises maximum and minimum surfaces configured to determine whether a yoke-measuring surface of a tail rotor yoke may be positioned between respective geometric planes of the maximum and minimum surfaces.

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


Capsule containing a dosing agent and system and process for making same
Patent No. 11040790 

Inventor(s): Dennis Dwight Paynter (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): 2266170 Ontario Inc. (Mississauga, , CA)
Law Firm: Manelli Selter PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16438536 on 06/12/2019 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: A capsule is provided containing a dosing agent and a system and process is provided for making capsules containing a dosing agent. The capsule includes a body defining an interior space and an opening, the capsule having ingredients and a dosing agent disposed in the interior space and a cover to seal the opening. The process and system includes depositing ingredients and the dosing agent in the interior space of the capsule and then covering the opening.

[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


Funnel assemblies for feeding bee hives
Patent No. 11040862 

Inventor(s): Daniel C. Brantner (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Thrasher Associates (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16876019 on 05/16/2020 (402 days app to issue)

Abstract: What is disclosed is a funnel assembly comprising a funnel body having a curved rim formed at a first portion of the funnel body, the rim being contoured to hold an external object. An upper end of the funnel body is provided with an opening. A second portion of the funnel body is formed with a lower end terminating in an aperture. A third portion of the funnel body is supported by at least one assembly that securely holds the funnel upright to allow food or food supplement to flow from the external object and into the funnel and then into a division board feeder of a beehive.

[B67C] FILLING WITH LIQUIDS OR SEMILIQUIDS, OR EMPTYING, OF BOTTLES, JARS, CANS, CASKS, BARRELS, OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; FUNNELS


 

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

Diprovocims: a new and potent class of TLR agonists
Patent No. 11040959 

Inventor(s): Bruce Beutler (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX), The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA)
Law Firm: Husch Blackwell LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16303043 on 06/29/2017 (1454 days app to issue)

Abstract:

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


Modular parallel/serial dual microfluidic chip
Patent No. 11041185 

Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): RELIANT IMMUNE DIAGNOSTICS, INC. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16186520 on 11/10/2018 (955 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for testing a treatment agent for a biologic material includes an input for receiving a biologic sample. A plurality of micro-pumps pump a portion of the biologic sample from the first reservoir into a connected module. A first module includes a first plurality of testing pathways for testing a first portion of the biologic sample. A first module connector removeably connects the first module to the distributor module. A second module includes a second plurality of testing pathways for testing a second portion of the biologic sample. The selected pathway applies at least one dosage level of a treatment agent to the second portion of the biologic sample. A second module connector removeably connects the second module to the distributor module, wherein treatment agent and the plurality of dosage levels tested by the system may be selected by selecting the second module associated with the second module connector.

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


Auxotrophic strains of [i]staphylococcus [/i]bacterium
Patent No. 11041217 

Inventor(s): Travis Michael Whitfill (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Azitra Inc (Branford, CT)
Law Firm: McCarter English, LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16239871 on 01/04/2019 (900 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides recombinant [i]Staphylococcus [/i]bacterium (e.g. [i]S. epidermidis[/i]) that are dependent on D-alanine for growth. In one aspect, the disclosure features a recombinant [i]Staphylococcus [/i]bacterium comprising two inactivated alanine racemase genes (alr1alr2); and an inactivated D-alanine aminotransferase (dat) gene. In another aspect, the disclosure features a method of making the recombinant [i]Staphylococcus [/i]bacterium.

[C12R] INDEXING SCHEME ASSOCIATED WITH SUBCLASSES C12C-C12Q, RELATING TO MICROORGANISMS [3] HEADER E FIXED CONST


Annular bypass packer
Patent No. 11041357 

Inventor(s): Steve Robert Pounds, Jr. (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16301960 on 07/21/2017 (1432 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for facilitating fluid flow to a wellbore includes a packer having a first conduit and a second conduit adjacent to the first conduit. A portion of the second conduit is formed by an outer surface of the first conduit. The packer also includes a swelling element that surrounds and radially encloses the first conduit and second conduit. The first end of the packer includes a bulkhead manifold having a transition section that forms a fluid coupling from at least one external bypass conduit to the second conduit, and the swelling element is operable to form a seal against a wellbore wall upon exposure to a swell fluid. The first end of the packer is fluidly coupled to the fluid supply source via an external bypass conduit, and the second conduit is fluidly coupled to the annulus of the wellbore at the second end of the annulus bypass packer.

[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]


Pressure actuated inflow control device
Patent No. 11041360 

Inventor(s): Maxime P M Coffin (Frisco, TX), Thomas Jules Frosell (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15776300 on 04/18/2017 (1526 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pressure actuated inflow control device that includes: a housing having a wall within which a fluid passageway axially extends; a collapsible apparatus coupled to the housing and configured to change from an extended to a retracted configuration when subjected to a predetermined pressure; and an axially extending plug at least partially disposed within the fluid passageway and removable from the fluid passageway; wherein, when the collapsible apparatus is in the extended configuration, the plug is disposed within the fluid passageway at a first position relative to the housing to restrict fluid flow through the fluid passageway; and wherein, when the collapsible apparatus changes to the retracted configuration, the plug is either: moved to a second position relative to the housing to allow fluid flow through the fluid passageway; or capable of moving from the first position to allow fluid flow through the fluid passageway.

[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]


Density AICD using a valve
Patent No. 11041361 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16610077 on 12/05/2018 (930 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flow system, comprising: a flow control device, wherein a portion of the flow control device is disposed within a fluid pathway, wherein the flow control device is configured to rotate, wherein the flow control device comprises floats, wherein the floats block a potential flow path for fluids to travel through an outlet of the flow control device; a regulatory valve, wherein the regulatory valve is configured to receive a remaining portion of fluids from the fluid pathway; a control line, wherein the control line couples the outlet of the flow control device to the regulatory valve; an offset line, wherein the offset line provides fluid communication between fluids that travel past the flow control device and the regulatory valve; and a fluid restrictor, wherein the fluid restrictor is disposed within the fluid pathway upstream from the flow control device, wherein the fluid restrictor is configured to reduce fluid pressure.

[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]


Safety valve with reversible lockout
Patent No. 11041363 

Inventor(s): James Dan Vick, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16473892 on 07/30/2018 (1058 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for decreasing the cost and improving a suitable well safety valve. A well safety valve, comprising: 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; an inner sleeve disposed in the central bore of the outer housing, wherein the inner sleeve comprises a lockout feature in an exterior surface of the inner sleeve; a sleeve disposed in the receptacle; a piston disposed in the sleeve, wherein the piston is actuated to travel longitudinally in the sleeve, wherein the inner sleeve is operable to move in response to movement of the piston; and a valve member disposed in the outer housing, wherein the valve member is operable to selectively restrict flow through the well safety valve in response to movement of the inner sleeve.

[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

 

Vehicle start and stop control based on seat heater actuation
Patent No. 11041474 

Inventor(s): Abhishek Srivastava (Ann Arbor, MI), David W. Cosgrove (Milford, MI), Hidekazu Hirabayashi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16411049 on 05/13/2019 (771 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for managing auto start of a vehicle during an auto-stop condition may include determining an operational status of a vehicle climate control system; receiving a target air outlet temperature from the vehicle climate control system; receiving data indicating a state of a heated seat of the vehicle; and inhibiting a start-vehicle command to restart the vehicle because of a cabin heating requirement when the data indicates that the heated seat of the vehicle is activated.

[F02N] STARTING OF COMBUSTION ENGINES (starting of free-piston combustion-engines F02B 71/02; starting of gas-turbine plants F02C 7/26); STARTING AIDS FOR SUCH ENGINES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Mast bearing race
Patent No. 11041525 

Inventor(s): Alan Wayne Falls (Arlington, TX), Douglas Robert Mueller (Coppell, TX), Gregory Alan Spruce (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16750411 on 01/23/2020 (516 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for securing a bearing to a shaft includes a shaft having a raised portion extending radially outward from the shaft. The raised portion includes a first angled face on a first side of the raised portion and a second angled face on a second side of the raised portion. The bearing includes an outer race comprising a bearing surface on an inner face of the outer race, an inner race comprising a bearing surface on an outer face of the inner race and a third angled face on an inner face of the inner race that is configured to mate with the first angled face, and a plurality of rollers disposed between the inner and outer races.

[F16C] SHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; MECHANICAL MEANS FOR TRANSMITTING MOVEMENT IN A FLEXIBLE SHEATHING; ELEMENTS OF CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; PIVOTS; PIVOTAL CONNECTIONS; ROTARY ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN GEARING, COUPLING, CLUTCH OR BRAKE ELEMENTS; BEARINGS [5]


Actuator with static activated position
Patent No. 11041576 

Inventor(s): Danil V. Prokhorov (Canton, MI), Michael Paul Rowe (Pinckney, MI), Ryohei Tsuruta (Ann Arbor, MI), Umesh N. Gandhi (Farmington Hills, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16170571 on 10/25/2018 (971 days app to issue)

Abstract: Actuators having electroactive valves are described herein. The actuators can move from a first position to a second position and lock in the second position using an electroactive valve. The device can include an actuator having a fluid-impermeable membrane. The fluid-impermeable membrane can define a compartment, the compartment having a central region, an edge region extending from and fluidly connected with the central region, an electroactive valve between the central region and the edge region, and a dielectric fluid. When actuated, the actuators can force fluid through the electroactive valves and into the edge region. Once in the edge region, the electroactive valves can prevent return flow until receiving an actuation signal.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Drug detection device
Patent No. 11039770 

Inventor(s): Ali Elaydi (Cedar Hill, TX), Jonathan Brewer (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15925041 on 03/19/2018 (1191 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a first aspect, there is a device for detecting a substance within blood, including a collecting tube dimensioned to draw in blood through capillary action; a reagent chamber containing a reactive element; and a connector tube providing fluid communication between the reagent chamber and the collecting tube; wherein the connector tubes are dimensioned to draw in blood through capillary action to the reagent chamber. In other aspects, the device can include an outer casing and/or a plurality of reagent chambers each with a reactive element therein.

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


Impact indicator
Patent No. 11041770 

Inventor(s): Aldric Lee (Plano, TX), Anthony N. Fonk (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): ShockWatch, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16137820 on 09/21/2018 (1005 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a device and technique for impact detection includes an impact indicator having a housing enclosing a detection assembly configured to detect an acceleration event. The indicator also includes switch circuitry and a radio-frequency identification (RFID) module coupled to the switch circuitry. Responsive to detecting the acceleration event, the detection assembly causes a change in the switch circuitry, wherein the change in the switch circuitry causes a change in a value output by the RFID module when activated. The indicator also includes logic configured to blockchain data output by the indicator.

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


Sensor diffusion stack materials for pressure sensing gloves and methods incorporating the same
Patent No. 11041772 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Atkinson (Lexington, KY), Caleb Rogers (Lexington, KY), Tyler Flood (Stamping Ground, KY)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16363135 on 03/25/2019 (820 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pressure sensing glove for measuring a force includes a sensor having a pair of contact layers and a pair of diffusion layers disposed between the pair of contact layers. The pair of contact layers distributes a force received along outer surfaces of the sensor across the pair of diffusion layers. The sensor further includes a sensing layer disposed between the pair of diffusion layers. The pair of diffusion layers normalizes the force received from the pair of contact layers across the sensing layer. The sensing layer receives the force at a plurality of locations across a surface area of the sensing layer to determine a resultant pressure applied to the sensor.

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


Pressure tap support for tube holding during wind tunnel testing
Patent No. 11041775 

Inventor(s): Francis Beaucaire (Piedmont, , CA), Francois Landry (Saint-Hippolyte, , CA), Kevin Donald Morris (Hawkesbury, , CA), Martin Landry (Prevost, , CA)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16224330 on 12/18/2018 (917 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus is described and in one embodiment includes a first portion comprising an inner diameter, a first outer diameter, and a first length and a second portion, wherein the first portion and the second portion are integrally connected together, the second portion comprising the inner diameter, at least one second outer diameter, and a second length. The embodiment further includes a flange comprising a contact surface, wherein the inner diameter of the first portion and the second portion provides a hollow pathway through the apparatus.

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


Unclamped inductor switching test at wafer probe
Patent No. 11041901 

Inventor(s): Indumini Ranmuthu (Plano, TX), Pavan Pakala (Mckinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16297972 on 03/11/2019 (834 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wafer test probe system, probe card, and method to test back-to-back connected first and second transistors of a wafer. The probe card includes a waveform generator circuit and probe needles to couple the waveform generator circuit to provide a first pulse signal of a first polarity using a body diode of the first transistor to test the second transistor, and to provide a second pulse signal of a second polarity using a body diode of the second transistor to the test the first transistor. One example includes a resistor connected between the waveform generator circuit and one of the probe needles. The probe card includes a probe needle to connect a sense transistor of the wafer to the first transistor during wafer probe testing.

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


TAP gating scan enable output to decompressor and scan registers
Patent No. 11041903 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16594782 on 10/07/2019 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for providing expected data, mask data, and control signals to scan test architectures within a device using the falling edge of a test/scan clock. The signals are provided on device leads that are also used to provide signals to scan test architectures using the rising edge of the test/scan clock. According to the disclosure, device test leads serve to input different test signals on the rising and falling edge of the test/scan clock which reduces the number of interconnects between a tester and the device under test.

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


Optimized scan chain diagnostic pattern generation for reversible scan architecture
Patent No. 11041906 

Inventor(s): Manish Sharma (Wilsonville, OR), Szczepan Urban (Gowarzewo, , PL), Wu-Tung Cheng (Lake Oswego, OR), Yu Huang (West Linn, OR)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16548921 on 08/23/2019 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for performing scan chain testing is disclosed. Scan cells, in the form of scan chains, are inserted into circuit designs for testing those circuit designs. The integrity of the scan chains is checked for defects before testing the circuit under test. In order to do so, various scan chain patterns, including one or both of U-turn and Z-turn patterns, are used in order to generate scan chain test data. The scan chain test data is analyzed in order to identify one or both of a type of defect (e.g., a timing fault, stuck-at fault, etc.) or a location of the defect. Further, the scan chain testing is performed using chain patterns with adaptive length.

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


Phase-based ultrasonic ranging
Patent No. 11041952 

Inventor(s): Charles Kasimer Sestok, IV (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15391524 on 12/27/2016 (1638 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes an ultrasonic ranging system. The system includes an ultrasonic transducer configured to transmit an ultrasonic signal and to receive reflected ultrasonic signal paths having been reflected from a plurality of target objects during a ranging operation. The system also includes a ranging processor configured to detect a location associated with the plurality of target objects based on monitoring phase information associated with the reflected ultrasonic signal paths.

[G01S] RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES


2D photonic grating
Patent No. 11041955 

Inventor(s): Jae Seung Lee (Ann Arbor, MI), Paul Donald Schmalenberg (Ann Arbor, MI), Tsuyoshi Nomura (Erlanger, KY)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15675305 on 08/11/2017 (1411 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to an antenna formed by a silicon photonic two-dimensional grating. In one embodiment, a phased-array light detection and ranging (LIDAR) device includes a phase shifting array that separately shifts a phase of a source light wave to produce separate light waves with distinct phases. The LIDAR device includes optical inputs operably connected with the phase shifting array to receive the separate light waves. The LIDAR device includes a photonic grating operably connected with the optical inputs to receive the separate light waves and having a body that is disposed within a substrate with a face of the body exposed within the substrate. The photonic grating including grating structures exposed within the face. The grating structures redirect the separate light waves to emit the light waves from the photonic grating to form the beam of light.

[G01S] RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES


Lidar module and portable lidar scanner unit
Patent No. 11041956 

Inventor(s): Ryan C. Harris (Saline, MI), Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15988685 on 05/24/2018 (1125 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lidar module configured for mounting on a vehicle is provided. The lidar module may include a module housing structured to be securable to a vehicle. The module housing may define a cavity configured for receiving a lidar scanner unit therein. The lidar module may include a lidar scanner unit configured to be received within the module housing cavity. The lidar scanner unit may be configured to be removable from the module housing cavity whenever the lidar scanner unit is not in use.

[G01C] MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY (measuring liquid level G01F; radio navigation, determining distance or velocity by use of propagation effects, e.g. Doppler effect, propagation time, of radio waves, analogous arrangements using other waves G01S)


Systems and methods for mitigating effects of high-reflectivity objects in LiDAR data
Patent No. 11041957 

Inventor(s): Yasuo Uehara (Gotemba, , JP)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16017391 on 06/25/2018 (1093 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to improving observations of a surrounding environment using a light detection and ranging (LiDAR) device in the presence of highly reflective surfaces. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to determining that a first point cloud includes an observation of an obscuring object that is highly reflective: i) emitting a scanning light beam at a scanning intensity that is different from an initial intensity of an initial light beam used to acquire the first point cloud, and ii) dynamically controlling the LiDAR device to acquire a second point cloud that omits the obscuring object. The method includes generating a composite point cloud from the first point cloud and the second point cloud that improves an observation of the surrounding environment using the LiDAR device by mitigating interference from the obscuring object.

[G01C] MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY (measuring liquid level G01F; radio navigation, determining distance or velocity by use of propagation effects, e.g. Doppler effect, propagation time, of radio waves, analogous arrangements using other waves G01S)


Telecommunications chassis with slidable trays
Patent No. 11042001 

Inventor(s): Guilibaldo Ruiz (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16738591 on 01/09/2020 (530 days app to issue)

Abstract: A slide assembly for slidably coupling a telecommunications tray to a telecommunications chassis includes a rail configured for mounting to the chassis, the rail defining a rail sliding cavity flanked by a first detent adjacent a first end and a second detent adjacent a second end of the rail, the rail further comprising first and second chassis mounting features, the first and the second chassis mounting features are oriented with respect to each other such that if two of the same rails are aligned and brought together in a juxtaposed relationship with the first and second chassis mounting features facing each other, the first and the second chassis mounting features can nest relative to each other so as to not increase the total width of the two rails. A guide configured for mounting to the telecommunications tray defines a guide sliding cavity configured to slidably receive the rail such that the rail sliding cavity and the guide sliding cavity face each other, the guide defines a pin connected thereto via a flexible cantilever arm, at least a portion of the pin extending into the rail sliding cavity when the rail and the guide are in a sliding relationship for latching by the first and second detents of the rail in providing two predetermined stop positions for the guide.

[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]


Transducer-induced heating and cleaning
Patent No. 11042026 

Inventor(s): David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX), Stephen John Fedigan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15903569 on 02/23/2018 (1215 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a transducer vibrates a lens element at a first frequency and a different second frequency. Controller circuitry selects one of a cleaning mode and a heating mode in response to an estimated temperature of the lens element. The controller circuitry activates the transducer to vibrate the lens element at the first frequency in response to the controller circuitry selecting the cleaning mode. The controller circuitry activates the transducer to vibrate the lens element at the second frequency in response to the controller circuitry selecting the heating mode.

[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]


Digital light path length modulation systems
Patent No. 11042048 

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: 16538731 on 08/12/2019 (680 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system to adjust light path length comprising a digital light path length modulator, the digital light path length modulator comprising a polarization modulator to receive polarized light and to modulate a polarization of some or all of the polarized light. The system further comprising an optical path length extender (OPLE) having an entry surface and an exit surface, to direct the light entering the OPLE with a first polarization through the entry surface and along a first light path through the OPLE to exit through the exit surface, and to direct the light entering the OPLE with a second polarization through the entry surface and along a second light path through the OPLE to exit through the exit surface, the second light path through the OPLE having a light path length two or more times longer than the first light path length through the OPLE.

[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]


Aperture sharing for highlight projection
Patent No. 11042081 

Inventor(s): John D. Jackson (Allen, TX), Nathan S. Wainwright (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16690602 on 11/21/2019 (579 days app to issue)

Abstract: A novel projection system includes a base signal source, a highlight signal source, a base/highlight destination, and a shared optical element. A base signal provided by the base source and a highlight signal provided by the highlight source are combined by the shared optical element. In a particular embodiment, the base signal source and the highlight signal source each include a light source, a spatial light modulator, and optics, and the base/highlight destination includes optics and a spatial light modulator. In a more particular embodiment, the base signal source and the highlight source provide spatially modulated lightfields to the shared optical element. In another particular embodiment, the base signal and the highlight signal are modulated by the spatial light modulator of the base/highlight destination after being combined.

[G03B] APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR (optical parts of such apparatus G02B; photosensitive materials or processes for photographic purposes G03C; apparatus for processing exposed photographic materials G03D) [4]


Systems and methods for remotely activating a vehicle
Patent No. 11042151 

Inventor(s): Shingo Sugimoto (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16183808 on 11/08/2018 (957 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods described herein relate to remotely activating a vehicle. One embodiment receives transaction information regarding an electronic payment; associates the transaction information with a vehicle; determines that the vehicle is within a predetermined distance from a business where the electronic payment was transacted; and transmits, to the vehicle, a remote activation command that activates one or more subsystems of the vehicle.

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


Systems and methods for prioritizing data processing
Patent No. 11042159 

Inventor(s): Christopher Ogden (Dallas, TX), Devang H. Parekh (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl, LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16227787 on 12/20/2018 (915 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle data processing system includes a group of sensors and a controller. The group of sensors is arranged on board a vehicle and operable to detect and capture driving event. The controller is coupled to the group of sensors and operable to receive one or more data streams indicative of the driving event data from the group of sensors. The controller is further operable to (i) analyze the one or more data streams, (ii) determine a current operation status of a vehicle based on the one or more data streams, (iii) determine whether or not the current operation status of the vehicle triggers prioritized processing of the one or more data streams, and (iv) upon determination that the prioritized processing is triggered, apply the prioritized processing.

[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)


Local clock injection and independent capture for circuit test of multiple cores in clock mesh architecture
Patent No. 11042181 

Inventor(s): Jean-Francois Cote (Davie, FL)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16669608 on 10/31/2019 (600 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit comprises a burst clock control and gating device configured to generate a modified clock signal in a test mode by allowing a preset number of clock pulses of a clock signal to go through during each clock cycle of a reference clock signal, and a plurality of clock gating devices. Each of the plurality of clock gating devices comprises a multiplexing device, wherein the modified clock signal is coupled to a selector input of the multiplexing device, and input signal generation circuitry configured to ensure the timing of the transitions on the output are derived purely from the timing of the transitions of the clock and not by the timing of the transition of the first and second inputs of the multiplexer.

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


Interface display for infusion module
Patent No. 11042267 

Inventor(s): Claire Knight (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): CareFusion 303, Inc. (San Diego, CA)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16922901 on 07/07/2020 (350 days app to issue)

Abstract: A medication delivery module is mounted to a patient care device, and a first graphic representative of the first medication delivery module is displayed on a display screen of the device, wherein the first graphic includes an information display area for display of infusion information associated with the first medication delivery module, and a status indicator for display of status information associated with the medication delivery module. Responsive to the indication, the status indicator is dynamically orienting such that the status indicator is displayed on a side of the first graphic nearest the coupling of the first medication delivery module. Infusion information from the first medication delivery module is displayed within the display area of the first graphic.

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


Managing software programs
Patent No. 11042366 

Inventor(s): Michael Treadway (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16411250 on 05/14/2019 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: Managing container applications by providing a registry of managed container base images, each managed container base image wrapped to include an injection point, determining that a managed container base image includes a vulnerability, and creating a patch script to address the vulnerability. Managing container applications further includes inserting the patch script at the injection point and issuing a pull command for an application using the managed container base image, to a container orchestration tool.

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


Vector bit transpose
Patent No. 11042372 

Inventor(s): Dheera Balasubramanian Samudrala (Richardson, TX), Duc Bui (Grand Prairie, TX), Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16422719 on 05/24/2019 (760 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method to transpose source data in a processor in response to a vector bit transpose instruction includes specifying, in respective fields of the vector bit transpose instruction, a source register containing the source data and a destination register to store transposed data. The method also includes executing the vector bit transpose instruction by interpreting NN bits of the source data as a two-dimensional array having N rows and N columns, creating transposed source data by transposing the bits by reversing a row index and a column index for each bit, and storing the transposed source data in the destination register.

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


Method and system for dynamic configuration of multiprocessor system
Patent No. 11042385 

Inventor(s): Dan Alan Preston (Bainbridge Island, WA), Robert Pierce Lutter (Bainbridge Island, WA)
Assignee(s): Micropairing Technologies LLC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16122580 on 09/05/2018 (1021 days app to issue)

Abstract: A communication system for a mobile vehicle, home, or office environment includes multiple processors. The multiple processors each run an Open Communication system that controls how data is transferred between processors based on data content as opposed to the links that connect the processors together. The open communication system enables data or messages to be effectively transferred and processed for real-time applications or other server based applications that may be running on the multiple processors in a secure environment regardless of processors, locations, or data links.

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


System and method for guest operating system using containers
Patent No. 11042398 

Inventor(s): Sudhi Herle (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16504075 on 07/05/2019 (718 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating an electronic device, the method including spawning a name space tool (NST) as part of a boot process of a host OS, wherein the NST is a process with a plurality of root privileges of the host OS. The method further includes spawning, by the NST, a container for a guest OS, wherein the container for the guest OS is mapped to a dedicated domain in the host OS, and dropping, by the NST, a root privilege of the host OS in response to spawning the container for the guest OS.

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


Elastic consistency high availability in multiple boards
Patent No. 11042430 

Inventor(s): Huaimo Chen (Bolton, MA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman, Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15899300 on 02/19/2018 (1219 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of protecting against two or more board failures at the same time by providing an elastic consistency platform (ECP) of high availability (HA) in multiple board environments is described. The ECP is provided between transmission control protocol (TCP) and an application using TCP on each board, including providing input and output buffers to store data between a producer and a consumer. The ECP is used to generate a warning when an amount of data unsynchronized in an output buffer of the ECP on any board reaches a programmable limit.

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


Semiconductor device with modified access and associated methods and systems
Patent No. 11042436 

Inventor(s): Scott E. Smith (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16554913 on 08/29/2019 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: Memory devices, systems including memory devices, and methods of operating memory devices are described, in which a host device may access a group of memory cells (e.g., portion of an array configurable to store ECC parity bits) otherwise reserved for ECC functionality of a memory device. The memory device may include a register to indicate whether its ECC functionality is enabled or disabled. When the register indicates the ECC functionality is disabled, the memory device may increase a storage capacity available to the host device by making the group of memory cells available for user-accessible data. Additionally or alternatively, the memory device may store metadata associated with various operational aspects of the memory device in the group of memory cells. Moreover, the memory device may modify a burst length to accommodate additional information to be stored in or read from the group of memory cells.

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


Tracking debug events from an autonomous module through a data pipeline
Patent No. 11042468 

Inventor(s): Jason Lynn Peck (Sugar Land, TX), Joseph Raymond Michael Zbiciak (Alviso, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16181894 on 11/06/2018 (959 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for debugging a software program is provided when the software program is executed on a processor. An asynchronous debug event is detected. The asynchronous debug event is tracked through a data pipeline to the processor. In one embodiment, the asynchronous debug event is acted on only when the processor is ready to consume a data element associated with the asynchronous debug event.

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


Efficient processing of commands in a memory sub-system
Patent No. 11042481 

Inventor(s): Scheheresade Virani (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Lowenstein Sandler LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16720674 on 12/19/2019 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: A read command is received from a host system, which operates on a first logical block address (LBA) range that at least partially overlaps with a second LBA range associated with a write command. A state associated with the write command is determined, where the state is indicative of whether a logical-to-physical (L2P) mapping table has been updated based on the write command. Data corresponding to the first LBA range is transmitted to the host system based on the state associated with the write command.

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


Managing plan problems across planning cycles
Patent No. 11042608 

Inventor(s): Adeel Najmi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Blue Yonder Group, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ)
Law Firm: Spencer Fane LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16807050 on 03/02/2020 (477 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for managing plan problems across planning cycles includes accessing a first plan generated in a first planning session of a first planning cycle, identifying one or more first plan problems reflected in the first plan, and storing and persisting plan problem data associated with the one or more first plan problems for access in one or more successive planning cycles. The method includes accessing a second plan generated in a second planning session of a second planning cycle subsequent to the first planning cycle, identifying one or more second plan problems reflected in the second plan, and comparing the one or more first plan problems identified for the first planning cycle with the one or more second plan problems identified for the second planning cycle. The method includes determining whether the second plan problem corresponds to any first plan problem identified for the first planning cycle.

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


Vehicle occupant tracking and trust
Patent No. 11042619 

Inventor(s): Michael C. Edwards (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16250017 on 01/17/2019 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for occupant authentication and trust using a blockchain are disclosed herein. The systems and methods can include receiving an occupant indicator and one or more occupant identifiers for an occupant in a vehicle. The one or more occupant identifiers can then be verified against identifying information stored in a blockchain ledger to authenticate the occupant. One or more occupant profile elements can then be collected for the occupant. Then, at least one of the one or more occupant identifiers and at least one of the one or more occupant profile elements can be recorded in the blockchain ledger.

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


Detecting malicious software using sensors
Patent No. 11042638 

Inventor(s): Kaitlin Smith (Dallas, TX), Michael Taylor (Dallas, TX), Mitchell Thornton (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15812663 on 11/14/2017 (1316 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some implementations, a method includes retrieving data from multiple sensors in a computing device, and the multiple sensors comprise different types of sensors. The sensor data is analyzed based on a predictive model, and the predictive model is trained to detect malware. Initiation of malware is determined based on the analysis. In response to the determination, the malware is terminated.

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


Diagnosis resolution prediction
Patent No. 11042679 

Inventor(s): Huaxing Tang (Wilsonville, OR), Jakub Janicki (Poznan, , PL)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17007670 on 08/31/2020 (295 days app to issue)

Abstract: This application discloses a computing system implementing an automatic test pattern generation tool to generate test patterns to apply to scan chains in an integrated circuit. The computing system can implement a defect diagnosis tool to simulate a circuit design describing an integrated circuit, inject faults from a fault list into the simulated circuit design, and apply the test patterns to the simulated circuit design. The computing system implementing the defect diagnosis tool can determine fault responses to the test patterns read from the simulated circuit design, which indicate a detection of the faults injected in the simulated circuit design, compress, for each of the faults in the fault list, the fault responses into fault signatures, consolidate the faults from the fault list into fault groups based on the fault signatures, and estimate a diagnosis resolution for the integrated circuit based, at least in part, on the fault groups.

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


Smart card transmitter
Patent No. 11042718 

Inventor(s): Jamie Len Dunn (Allen, TX), Paul Garrity (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): Garrity Power Services LLC (Rockwall, TX)
Law Firm: Hovey Williams LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16580665 on 09/24/2019 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprising a long-range transmitter having a unique identifier, a button, a card reader, a means for securing an identification card having a unique identifier and configured to be read by the card reader, and a controller coupled to the long-range transmitter, the button, and the card reader. The controller is configured to use the card reader to read the unique identifier of the identification card and to send a signal through the long-range transmitter when the button is pressed.

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


Systems and methods for playing vehicle monitored content in a vehicle
Patent No. 11042765 

Inventor(s): Coh L. Yoshizaki (Wixom, MI), John-Michael McNew (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16411597 on 05/14/2019 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a safety system for playing vehicle monitored content in a vehicle while minimizing driver distraction is provided. When the driver selects a camera, such as a rear view camera, vehicle monitored content stream from the camera is displayed on a display in the vehicle. While the driver drives the vehicle, the eye-gaze of the driver is monitored. When the eye-gaze of the driver shows that the driver is looking at the display, a timer is started. The timer runs when the driver looks at the display. When the eye-gaze of the driver shows that the driver has looked at the road continuously for more than a threshold amount of time, the time associated with the vehicle monitored content is reset back to its initial value. If the timer runs out, indicating that the driver has been watching the vehicle monitored content too much without also looking at the road, the vehicle monitored content is stopped and the driver is prevented from watching the vehicle monitored content for some period of time.

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


Assessment system and method
Patent No. 11042825 

Inventor(s): Benjamin F. Shaw (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14993432 on 01/12/2016 (1988 days app to issue)

Abstract: An assessment system and method configured to automatically assess an individual and an associated job using a computing device. The system includes a benchmark module that stores a benchmark associated with a job. The benchmark includes both minimum threshold scores and maximum threshold scores associated with particular characteristics. The system includes an electronic library of questions associated with an array of characteristics. The system includes a survey module functionally coupled to the electronic library and the benchmark module that automatically performs an assessment by automatically selecting questions from the electronic library based on the benchmark and applying such questions to an individual using a user interface module.

[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]


Equipment management system
Patent No. 11042839 

Inventor(s): David Earl Doser, Jr. (Fenton, MO), Tommy Lee Davis, Jr. (Florrisant, MO)
Assignee(s): PROVA GROUP, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16950362 on 11/17/2020 (217 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of managing equipment whereby the system incorporates a tagging device to attach identification tags to each piece of equipment. A scanning device is used to read the identification tags and relay this information to an equipment server. An input device is used to input information to the equipment server. The equipment server runs the equipment management program. The system flags a potential asset assigned to an asset creating individual. Equipment is designated an asset after use in an asset creating event.

[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]


Synthetic image generation from 3D-point cloud
Patent No. 11042998 

Inventor(s): Richard W. Ely (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16507814 on 07/10/2019 (713 days app to issue)

Abstract: Discussed herein are devices, systems, and methods for synthetic image generation. A method can include projecting a three-dimensional (3D) point set of a first geographical region to an image space of an image of a second geographical region to generate synthetic image data, identifying control points (CPs) between the image and the synthetic image data, adjusting a geometry of the synthetic image data based on the identified CPs, determining metadata for the synthetic image based on metadata of the image, and associating the determined metadata with the synthetic image data to generate the synthetic image.

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


Activity and aggression detection and monitoring in a controlled-environment facility
Patent No. 11043097 

Inventor(s): Adam C. Edwards (Fort Worth, TX), Luke Keiser (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14504280 on 10/01/2014 (2456 days app to issue)

Abstract: Activity and aggression detection and monitoring in a controlled-environment facility includes gathering audio, video and/or telemetry input from one or more dedicated and/or ad hoc sensors disposed in portions of the controlled-environment facility. A baseline normal input level from each of the sensors indicative of normal activity in the controlled-environment facility (proximate to a subject sensor) is predetermined. A determination is then made whether the input from each of the sensors rises above or falls below the predetermined normal input level, and when it does, the sensor input of the subject sensor may be recorded. When input from a sensor rises above or falls below the predetermined normal input level, an alert may be issued to controlled-environment facility personnel and/or law enforcement, the input from the subject sensor may be streamed to the personnel, and/or a recording of the sensor input may be offered.

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


Intelligently providing user-specific transportation-related information
Patent No. 11043121 

Inventor(s): Carlos J. Lebrilla (Frisco, TX), Linda Rolfes (Plano, TX), Marc Rush (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): III Holdings 1, LLC (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16502445 on 07/03/2019 (720 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems and/or software for distributing transportation-related alerts to mobile devices may do so in accordance with various factors, such as device-specific and/or location-specific factors. In some variations, transportation-related alerts may be presented to the user in audio format and/or visual format. In some variations, these may be user-selectable options, and in other variations, a speed at which the mobile device is moving may be considered in determining how to present the transportation-related alerts to the user.

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


VR emulator
Patent No. 11043138 

Inventor(s): Daniel Brent McCall (Keller, TX), Joshua Peter Riccobono (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15928644 on 03/22/2018 (1188 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods include providing a virtual reality (‘’VR’’) flight emulator system that simulates control, operation, and response of a vehicle. The flight emulator includes a control interface and a head-mounted display worn by a user. Motion, orientation, and/or forces experienced by the simulated vehicle are imparted to a user through a motion-control seat. Multiple flight emulators can be connected to a communication network, and a master flight emulator may teleport into a slave flight emulator in order to observe, overtake, override, and/or assume control of the slave flight emulator. Inputs made via the control interface of the master flight emulator or during playback of a pre-recorded training exercise or flight mission are translated into the control interface, head-mounted display, and motion-control seat of the slave flight emulator to provide real-time feedback to the user of the slave flight emulator.

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


Sparse acoustic absorber
Patent No. 11043199 

Inventor(s): Hideo Iizuka (Ann Arbor, MI), Taehwa Lee (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15962513 on 04/25/2018 (1154 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sparse acoustic absorber includes a periodic array of spaced apart unit cells, generally having a lateral fill factor less than 0.5. Each unit cell includes a pair of joined, and inverted, Helmholtz resonators, having neck portions that point in opposite directions. This structure enables ambient fluid, such as air, to pass through the absorber. The absorber predominantly absorbs acoustic waves having a resonant frequency when such waves are incident on the absorber in one direction, and predominantly reflect such waves when they are incident on the absorber in the opposite direction. Dual-function sound suppression systems incorporate such an absorber into a porous substrate, such as a wire mesh, that enables fluid to pass and alternatively absorbs or reflects sound.

[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]


Sense amplifier architecture providing improved memory performance
Patent No. 11043276 

Inventor(s): Kishan Santoki (Bangalore, , IN), Rangarao Samineni (Bangalore, , IN), Sridhar Yadala (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16796270 on 02/20/2020 (488 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sense amplifier for a memory circuit is presented that can reduce sensing times by introduction of a local reference generator. The sense amplifier includes two capacitors that are pre-charged prior to a sensing operation. A first of the capacitors is connected so that it can discharge through a selected memory cell at a rate dependent on the conductivity of the selected memory cell. After a sensing interval in which the first capacitor can discharge through the selected memory cell, the voltage level on the first capacitor is compared with the voltage level on the second capacitor to determine the result of the sensing operation.

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


Refresh operations for dedicated groups of blocks of memory cells
Patent No. 11043280 

Inventor(s): Abhijith Prakash (Milpitas, CA), Jiahui Yuan (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16790306 on 02/13/2020 (495 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and techniques are described for periodically refreshing word line voltages in a group of blocks in a memory device. In one aspect, each group of blocks stores the same number of bits per cell. For example, one group of blocks can be reserved for single level cell (SLC) data and another group of blocks can be reserved for multi-level cell (MLC) data. A common refresh voltage signal can be applied to the blocks in a group, where the voltage signal is optimized based on the number of bits per cell stored by the memory cells of the group. For an SLC block, the refresh voltage signal can decrease a floating voltage of the word lines. For an MLC block, the refresh voltage signal can increase a floating voltage of the word lines.

[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 conditioning and certifying network equipment
Patent No. 11044149 

Inventor(s): Srinandan Hullahalli (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16804837 on 02/28/2020 (480 days app to issue)

Abstract: An architecture for automatically preconditioning and certifying the deployment of network hardware prior to installation of network services. A method can comprise in response to receiving electrical power from a mains power supply, downloading specific executable instructions to facilitate execution of an operating system kernel by the processor; determining that the operating system kernel has attained an operational status; based on the determining, establishing a pre-boot execution network environment with a device of a group of devices; initializing a group of protocol services; and facilitating retrieval of configuration data from the device using the group of protocol services.

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


Self-healing and dynamic optimization of VM server cluster management in multi-cloud platform
Patent No. 11044166 

Inventor(s): David H. Lu (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16793545 on 02/18/2020 (490 days app to issue)

Abstract: Virtual machine server clusters are managed using self-healing and dynamic optimization to achieve closed-loop automation. The technique uses adaptive thresholding to develop actionable quality metrics for benchmarking and anomaly detection. Real-time analytics are used to determine the root cause of KPI violations and to locate impact areas. Self-healing and dynamic optimization rules are able to automatically correct common issues via no-touch automation in which finger-pointing between operations staff is prevalent, resulting in consolidation, flexibility and reduced deployment time.

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


Cognitive messaging with dynamically changing inputs
Patent No. 11044212 

Inventor(s): Russell G. Olsen (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15198381 on 06/30/2016 (1818 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method for sending a message from a first user to a second user where an interface receives a message from the second user. A processor connected to the interface identifying one or more keywords in the message and searches an electronic database for the keyword(s) to identify one or more scripted message for the keyword(s). The electronic database includes scripted messages for each keyword in the electronic database. A communications device connected to the processor sends the identified scripted message(s) to the second user.

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


MAC authentication bypass endpoint database access control
Patent No. 11044253 

Inventor(s): Abhishek P. Manjunath (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16282118 on 02/21/2019 (852 days app to issue)

Abstract: An information security system that includes a switch operably coupled to a device. The switch includes a plurality of ports configured to provide network connectivity for one or more endpoint devices to a network. The device is configured to receive a MAC address and a device type for an endpoint device. The device is further configured to determine that the MAC address for the endpoint device is not present in a device information table that comprises MAC addresses of previously authenticated endpoint devices and to identify a device type category from a set of device type categories that correspond with the device type for the endpoint device. The device is further configured to identify one or more flags linked with the identified device type category and to set a port status for the port where the endpoint device is connected based on the identified one or more flags.

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


 

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Detection of frequency modulation of a secure time base
Patent No. 11043102 

Inventor(s): Subbayya Chowdary Yanamadala (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ARM LIMITED (Cambridge, , GB)
Law Firm: Talem IP Law, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16244502 on 01/10/2019 (894 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic system can include a charge storage device controllably connected to a voltage source; a protected circuit block controllably connected to the charge storage device for receiving a voltage supply from the charge storage device, the protected circuit block operating via an operating clock signal; a voltage detector coupled to the voltage supply of the protected circuit block; a comparator coupled to an output of the voltage detector; and a countermeasure processor coupled to receive an alert signal from an output of the comparator. The voltage at the voltage supply is related to the frequency of the operating clock and a frequency manipulation attack is detected by monitoring a difference between the voltage supply and a comparison voltage.

[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)


Three-dimensional memory device including self-aligned dielectric isolation regions for connection via structures and method of making the same
Patent No. 11043455 

Inventor(s): James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Jixin Yu (Milpitas, CA), Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16519260 on 07/23/2019 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vertically alternating sequence of continuous insulating layers and continuous sacrificial material layers is formed over a substrate. Memory stack structures are formed through the vertically alternating sequence. The vertically alternating sequence is divided into alternating stacks of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers by forming backside trenches therethrough. Each neighboring pair of alternating stacks is laterally spaced apart from each other by a respective backside trench. The sacrificial material layers are replaced with multipart layers. Each multipart layer includes a respective electrically conductive layer that laterally extends continuously between a respective neighboring pair of backside trenches and at least one dielectric material plate that is a remaining portion of a sacrificial material layer, is laterally enclosed by the respective electrically conductive layer, and is laterally spaced from a most proximal one of the backside trenches by a uniform lateral offset distance.

[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]


Flip chip backside die grounding techniques
Patent No. 11043467 

Inventor(s): James Fred Salzman (Anna, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16781720 on 02/04/2020 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit is attached to a chip carrier in a flip chip configuration. An electrically conductive conformal layer is disposed on a back surface of the substrate of the integrated circuit. The electrically conductive conformal layer contacts the semiconductor material in the substrate and extending onto, and contacting, a substrate lead of the chip carrier. The substrate lead of the chip carrier is electrically coupled to a substrate bond pad of the integrated circuit. The substrate bond pad is electrically coupled through an interconnect region of the integrated circuit to the substrate of the integrated circuit. A component is attached to the chip carrier and covered with an electrically insulating material. The electrically conductive conformal layer also extends at least partially over the electrically insulating material on the component. The electrically conductive conformal layer is electrically isolated from the component by the electrically insulating material on the component.

[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]


Power converter monolithically integrating transistors, carrier, and components
Patent No. 11043477 

Inventor(s): Haian Lin (Bethlehem, PA), Jonathan Almeria Noquil (Bethlehem, PA), Osvaldo Jorge Lopez (Annandale, NJ)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16027031 on 07/03/2018 (1085 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power converter ([b]100[/b]) comprising a semiconductor chip ([b]101[/b]) with a first ([b]101[/b][i]a[/i]) and a parallel second ([b]101[/b][i]b[/i]) surface, and through-silicon vias (TSVs, [b]110[/b]). The chip embedding a high-side (HS) field-effect transistor (FET) interconnected with a low side (LS) FET. Surface ([b]101[/b][i]a[/i]) includes first metallic pads ([b]111[/b]) as inlets of the TSVs, and an attachment site for an integrated circuit (IC) chip ([b]150[/b]). Surface ([b]101[/b][i]b[/i]) includes second metallic pads ([b]115[/b]) as outlets of the TSVs, and third metallic pads as terminals of the converter: Pad ([b]123[/b][i]a[/i]) as HS FET inlet, pad ([b]122[/b][i]a[/i]) as HS FET gate, pad ([b]131[/b][i]a[/i]) as LS FET outlet, pad ([b]132[/b][i]a[/i]) as LS FET gate, and gate ([b]140[/b][i]a[/i]) as common HS FET and LS FET switch-node. Driver-and-controller IC chip [b]150[/b]) has the IC terminals connected to respective first 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]


Antiferromagnet field-effect based logic circuits including spin orbital coupling channels with opposing preferred current paths and related structures
Patent No. 11043592 

Inventor(s): Chenyun Pan (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Stanek Lemon Crouse Meeks, P.A. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16541564 on 08/15/2019 (677 days app to issue)

Abstract: An anti-ferromagnetic (AFM) voltage-controlled field effect logic device structure can include an AFM material that extends in a first direction and an input voltage terminal that extends opposite the AFM material. An oxide material can be located between the AFM material and the input voltage terminal. A first spin orbital coupling (SOC) material can extend in a second direction across the AFM material to provide a first SOC channel with a drain voltage terminal at a first end of the first SOC channel and an output voltage terminal at a second end of the first SOC channel that is opposite the first end. A contact can be electrically coupled to the output voltage terminal and configured to electrically couple to a second SOC material extending in the second direction spaced apart from the first SOC material to provide a second SOC 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]


Composite made of ionic liquid and octahedral PtNiCu alloy nanoparticles for oxygen reduction catalysis
Patent No. 11043678 

Inventor(s): Hisao Kato (Nagoya, , JP), Hongfei Jia (Ann Arbor, MI), Kan Huang (Farmington Hills, MI), Li Q. Zhou (Ann Arbor, MI), Xiaochen Shen (Akron, OH), Zhenmeng Peng (Hudson, OH)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16030103 on 07/09/2018 (1079 days app to issue)

Abstract: Improved oxygen reduction reaction catalysts include octahedral nanoparticles of a platinum-copper-nickel alloy contacted by a secondary ionomer. The alloy can have a formula of Pt[subscript]2[/subscript]CuNi, and the secondary ionomer can include an ionic liquid, 1-methyl-2,3,4,6,7,8-hexahydro-1H-pyrimido[1,2-a]pyrimidin-9-ium 1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,4-nonafluorobutane-1-sulfonate ([MTBD][C[subscript]4[/subscript]F[subscript]9[/subscript]SO[subscript]3[/subscript]]). The oxygen reductions catalysts have improved stability, as well as mass area and specific area comparted to competing catalysts.

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


Subterranean antenna including antenna element and coaxial line therein and related methods
Patent No. 11043746 

Inventor(s): Brian N. Wright (Indialantic, FL), Daniel L. Dickey (Rowlett, TX), Raymond C. Hewit (Palm Bay, FL)
Assignee(s): CONTINENTAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (Dallas, TX), HARRIS CORPORATION (Melbourne, FL)
Law Firm: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt + Gilchrist, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15915475 on 03/08/2018 (1202 days app to issue)

Abstract: An antenna assembly may be positioned within a wellbore in a subterranean formation. The antenna assembly includes a tubular antenna element to be positioned within the wellbore, and an RF coaxial transmission line to be positioned within the tubular antenna element. The RF coaxial transmission line includes a series of coaxial sections coupled together in end-to-end relation, each coaxial section including an inner conductor, an outer conductor surrounding the inner conductor, and a dielectric therebetween. Each of the outer conductors has opposing threaded ends defining overlapping mechanical threaded joints with adjacent outer conductors.

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


Low profile telecommunications antenna
Patent No. 11043752 

Inventor(s): Taehee Jang (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): JOHN MEZZALINGUA ASSOCIATES, LLC (Liverpool, NY)
Law Firm: Barclay Damon LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16835387 on 03/31/2020 (448 days app to issue)

Abstract: A telecommunications antenna comprising a plurality of unit cells each including at least one radiator which transmits RF energy within a bandwidth range which is a multiple of another radiator. The radiators are proximal to each other such that a resonant condition may be induced into the at least one radiator upon activation of the other radiator. At least one of the radiators is segmented into capacitively-connected radiator elements to suppress a resonance response therein upon activation of the other of the radiator.

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


Wireless power transfer system and method
Patent No. 11043854 

Inventor(s): Kenneth Moore (Dallas, TX), Petru Emanuel Stingu (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Spark Connected LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16913369 on 06/26/2020 (361 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a wireless power transmitter includes a charging surface, a transmitting antenna configured to generate an electromagnetic field extending above the charging surface, a sensing array disposed between the transmitting antenna and the charging surface, and a controller coupled to the sensing array. The sensing array includes a plurality of sensors. Each sensor of the plurality of sensors is configured to generate a respective signal indicative of a strength of the electromagnetic field. The controller is configured to detect a presence of a metallic object, other than a receiving antenna of a power receiver, in the electromagnetic field based on the respective signal generated by one or more sensors of the plurality of sensors.

[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)


Reduced area, reduced power flip-flop
Patent No. 11043937 

Inventor(s): Arnab Khawas (Bengaluru, , IN), Badarish Mohan Subbannavar (Bengaluru, , IN), Suvam Nandi (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16713343 on 12/13/2019 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flip-flop having first and second shared transistors. The flip-flop including a tri-state inverter and a master latch configured to receive an output of the tri-state inverter. The flip-flop also having a slave latch coupled to the master latch, the slave latch including a slave tri-state inverter. The flip-flop further having an output inverter coupled to receive one of an output of the slave latch and an output of the master latch and configured to generate a flip-flop output. The first shared transistor configured to receive a clock signal and having a drain terminal coupled a first transistor in the tri-state inverter and a second transistor in the slave tri-state inverter. The second shared transistor configured to receive an inverted clock signal and having a drain terminal coupled a third transistor in the tri-state inverter and a fourth transistor in the slave tri-state inverter.

[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]


3D stacked integrated circuits having failure management
Patent No. 11043952 

Inventor(s): Tony M. Brewer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig (27 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16846597 on 04/13/2020 (435 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional stacked integrated circuit (3D SIC) having a non-volatile memory die, a volatile memory die, and a logic die. The non-volatile memory die, the volatile memory die, and the logic die are stacked. The 3D SIC is partitioned into a plurality of columns that are perpendicular to each of the stacked dies. Each column of the plurality of columns is configurable to be bypassed via configurable routes. When the configurable routes are used, functionality of a failing part of the column is re-routed to a corresponding effective part of a neighboring column.

[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]


Method for beamforming weights transmission over O-RAN fronthaul interface in C-RANS
Patent No. 11043998 

Inventor(s): Wessam Mahmoud Afifi Ahmed (Plano, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Mavenir Networks, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero Perle, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17068274 on 10/12/2020 (253 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of enabling an Open RAN-compatible radio unit (O-RU) to apply different beamforming weights to different physical resource blocks (PRBs) using a single sectionId and a single section extension type includes: specifying a first mode of operation in which the number of beamforming weights in the section extension type 1 is equal to L*numPrbs, L is the number of TRX and numPrbs is the number of physical resource blocks; signaling, by an Open RAN-compatible distributed unit (O-DU) to the O-RU, the first mode of operation by specifying a value of parameter extLen to be zero, wherein extLen is the length of the section extension in units of 32-bit words; and the O-RU applying the kth beamforming weights (bfwI and bfwQ), k=1, 2, . . . , L*numPrbc in section extension type 1 for TRX j, j=0, 1, . . . , L1 to the ith PRB, i=1, 2, . . . , numPrbc defined under the sectionId of the C-plane message.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Utilizing unstructured data in self-organized networks
Patent No. 11044155 

Inventor(s): Bruno dos Santos Silva (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16527204 on 07/31/2019 (692 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for optimizing user experience by utilizing at least one self-organizing network (SON) is provided. The present invention may include generating one or more predictions associated with one or more optimizations for a plurality of unstructured data associated with one or more combined data sets. The present invention may then include transferring the generated one or more predictions associated with the one or more optimizations to at least one SON controller. The present invention may further include implementing the one or more optimizations to an antennae signal to determine a relationship with the implemented one or more optimizations and the plurality of unstructured data.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Topology hiding of a network for an administrative interface between networks
Patent No. 11044235 

Inventor(s): Brian Stucker (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): Ribbon Communications Operating Company, Inc. (Westford, MA)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13470712 on 05/14/2012 (3326 days app to issue)

Abstract: An administrative interface is provided between a first network and a second network, where the administrative interface is separate from one or more communications session signaling interfaces between the first network and second network. At least one of authorization, authentication, and accounting messages is communicated over the administrative interface. A module associated with the administrative interface is provided to perform topology hiding of the first network such that topology information of the first network is hidden from the second network.

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


Location-based controls for remote visitation in controlled-environment facilities
Patent No. 11044280 

Inventor(s): Matthew Richard Smith (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16782313 on 02/05/2020 (503 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for developing, deploying, and/or providing location-based controls for remote visitation in controlled-environment facilities are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method may include identifying a request to establish a visitation session between a resident and a non-resident of a controlled-environment facility, wherein the visitation session includes at least one of: a voice or a video call, and wherein the non-resident operates a mobile device; receiving spatial information of the mobile device; and applying a rule to the visitation session based upon the spatial information.

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


Active call verification to prevent falsified caller information
Patent No. 11044356 

Inventor(s): Michael W. Powers (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Business Software Development Technologies, Inc. (Granbury, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16261334 on 01/29/2019 (875 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a network interface operable to receive a communication request over a communication link of a radio access network. A processor determines one or more characteristics based on the communication request and communicates a message to a networked device to determine a status of the network device identified based on at least one of the characteristics. The processor then terminates the communication request based in part on the status of the networked device.

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


Third party monitoring of activity within a monitoring platform
Patent No. 11044361 

Inventor(s): Stephen Lee Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16827403 on 03/23/2020 (456 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure describes a monitoring environment that monitors an activity for activity that may be indicative of being prohibited by the local, the state, and/or the national governing authorities, namely suspicious activity, or activity that is prohibited by the local, the state, and/or the national governing authorities, namely prohibited activity. The monitoring environment verifies the activity is actually being monitored within the monitoring environment. The verification can require one or more monitoring persons monitoring the activity to perform one or more tasks to verify their attentiveness in monitoring the activity. The one or more tasks can be as simple as activating a checkbox or providing a code or an electronic signature to provide some examples, although more complicated tasks, such as a biometric verification such as a retinal, a facial, and/or a voice verification to provide some examples, are possible as will be recognized by those skilled in the relevant art(s) without departing from the spirit and scope of the present disclosure.

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


Integrated audio/video collaboration system for video conference meetings
Patent No. 11044441 

Inventor(s): Paul Krizan (Sachse, TX), Shaun Robinson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED (Stamford, CT)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16476861 on 01/13/2017 (1621 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, the meeting device, comprising, a housing, a processor disposed in the housing, at least one presence detector disposed in the housing and coupled to an environment processor to detect presence within a predetermined distance of the meeting device, provides to the environment processor at least one presence detection signal based on the detected presence, wherein the processor turns on at least one meeting device component when the at least one presence detection signal is detected and at least one wireless transceiver coupled to the environment processor to provide at least one wireless signal.

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


Method and apparatus for coding unit partitioning
Patent No. 11044485 

Inventor(s): Akira Osamoto (Plano, TX), Hideo Tamama (The Colony, TX), Hyung Joon Kim (McKinney, TX), Minhua Zhou (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16559788 on 09/04/2019 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for coding unit partitioning in a video encoder is provided that includes performing intra-prediction on each permitted coding unit (CU) in a CU hierarchy of a largest coding unit (LCU) to determine an intra-prediction coding cost for each permitted CU, storing the intra-prediction coding cost for each intra-predicted CU in memory, and performing inter-prediction, prediction mode selection, and CU partition selection on each permitted CU in the CU hierarchy to determine a CU partitioning for encoding the LCU, wherein the stored intra-prediction coding costs for the CUs are used.

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


Set-top box with enhanced controls
Patent No. 11044530 

Inventor(s): Edward H. Wolfe (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16293289 on 03/05/2019 (840 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set-top box with enhanced content and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a wireless transceiver is located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a television input, television output, a processor, and memory. The set-top box may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device having a display. Content, such music, for example, may be imported from the proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device and provided to the television. While the music is playing, the set-top box may generate and provide to the television a control signal that includes instructions to adjust the brightness of the television by dimming the television.

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


Headphones restricted to use with a particular controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device
Patent No. 11044545 

Inventor(s): Adam Christopher Edwards (Fort Worth, TX), Hezi Ben Moshe (Aventura, FL), Scott Passe (Forney, TX), Zain Bhyat (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16740771 on 01/13/2020 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: In systems and methods that restrict a set of wireless headphones to use with a particular controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device, a controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device disposed within a controlled-environment facility wirelessly communicatively links a set of wireless headphones with the controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device. The controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device dedicates the set of wireless headphones to the controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device by restricting the set of wireless headphones to use with the controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device.

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


Multicast expert system information dissemination system and method
Patent No. 11044585 

Inventor(s): Robert D. Pedersen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16951859 on 11/18/2020 (216 days app to issue)

Abstract: Multicast expert system information dissemination systems and methods making use of artificial intelligence are provided. The systems and methods include a wireless device for receiving RF multicast information messages from a content provider wherein said information is descriptive of objects potentially of interest to users of the device. Received multicast messages may include information parameters about objects of potentially interest to the user. The wireless device also includes a knowledge base prestored in the wireless device descriptive of the user’’s level of interest in various objects. Artificial intelligence expert system control is used to evaluate a combination of the user’’s level of interest in the object information and distance from the user to the location where the object may be obtained. The artificial intelligence expert system derives a user advisory action index. In one embodiment the artificial intelligence may be implemented using fuzzy logic inference engine apparatus.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Cloud based phone services accessible in the cloud by a remote device
Patent No. 11044591 

Inventor(s): Chen Tian (Union city, CA), Lawrence Davison (San Jose, CA), Reza Yazdani (Los Altos, CA), Viet Trinh (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15406302 on 01/13/2017 (1621 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for establishing communication between a remote device and a virtual machine on a computing node of the cloud-based services via the distributed network. The cloud-based services include multiple operating systems and one or more applications. In response to receiving an instruction from the remote device the virtual machine is accessed, where the virtual machine is associated with at least one of a user of the remote device and the remote device. When directed by an instruction from the remote device, the virtual machine identifies one of the operating systems in which to execute the one or more applications and transmits results, based on execution of the one or more applications by the virtual machine, to the remote device via the distributed network.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Facilitating automatic latency discovery and dynamic network selection using data analytics in advanced networks
Patent No. 11044618 

Inventor(s): Hongyan Lei (Plano, TX), 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: 16388074 on 04/18/2019 (796 days app to issue)

Abstract: Facilitating automatic latency discovery and dynamic network selection using data analytics in advanced networks (e.g., 4G, 5G, 6G, and beyond) is provided herein. Operations of a method can comprise inserting, by a system comprising a processor, first information indicative of a first identified time into a first field of a message. Also, the method can comprise transmitting, by the system, the message to a defined device. Further, the method can comprise determining, by the system, an end-to-end latency for the message based on a response received from the defined device in reply to the message. The response can comprise second information indicative of a second identified time that the message was received at the defined device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Uplink transmissions for dual connectivity
Patent No. 11044674 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16223052 on 12/17/2018 (918 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for a User Equipment (UE) configured by a Master enhanced NodeB (MeNB) for operation with dual connectivity to a Secondary eNB (SeNB) to determine a power for transmission to the MeNB and a power for transmission to the SeNB in a subframe when a total power the UE determines according to power control processes for transmission to the MeNB and for transmission to the SeNB exceeds a maximum transmission power in the subframe. Methods and apparatus are also provided for the MeNB to select one or more antenna ports the UE uses to transmit to the MeNB and inform the selected antenna ports to the UE.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for sharing a control channel for carrier aggregation
Patent No. 11044710 

Inventor(s): Sean Michael McBeath (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): GUANDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD. (Guangdong, , CN)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15675178 on 08/11/2017 (1411 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for processing a control channel at a user agent (UA) to identify at least one of an uplink and a downlink resource allocated by a resource grant within a multi-carrier communication system wherein resource grants are specified by control channel element (CCE) subset candidates wherein the carriers used for data transmission and reception are configured carriers, the method comprising the steps of receiving activation signals specifying active and deactivated carriers from among the configured carriers, for active carriers (i) identifying a number of CCE subset candidates to decode and (ii) decoding up to the identified number of CCE subset candidates in an attempt to identify the resource grant; and for deactivated carriers, ignoring CCE subset candidates associated with the deactivated carriers.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and system for signaling transmission layers for single user and multi user MIMO
Patent No. 11044717 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX), Sean Michael McBeath (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16579619 on 09/23/2019 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system to signal transmission layers or dedicated reference signal ports to be used in a multiple input multiple output system, the method including providing a downlink control signal containing information for transmission layers or dedicated reference signal ports utilized, the dedicated reference signal ports being associated with the transmission layers; and using the information to demodulate data on each transmission layer.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Apparatus and methods for efficient wireless channel usage
Patent No. 11044727 

Inventor(s): Ahmad Reza Hedayat (Aliso Viejo, CA), Young Hoon Kwon (Laguna Niguel, CA)
Assignee(s): ATLAS GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16198628 on 11/21/2018 (944 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-user uplink transmission is performed by analyzing, by a first wireless station, a spatial reuse field in a first frame, and generating, by the first wireless station, a second frame, wherein the second frame includes a spatial reuse field that is generated based on the spatial reuse field of the first frame. The first frame and the second frame are within the same transmission opportunity (TXOP) and the first frame is transmitted prior to the second frame during the TXOP.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


DESIGN PATENTS

Combination blanket, hand warmer, and carrying pack
Patent No. D922727 

Inventor(s): Chad Simper (McKinney, TX), Kevin Walker (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Quickpatents, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29737446 on 06/09/2020 (378 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Combined dresser valet and charging station
Patent No. D922800 

Inventor(s): Richard James Reister (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): THE MODERN GENTLEMAN, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29704545 on 09/05/2019 (656 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Combined dresser valet and charging station
Patent No. D922801 

Inventor(s): Richard James Reister (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): THE MODERN GENTLEMAN, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29743056 on 07/17/2020 (340 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Modular display shelf
Patent No. D922810 

Inventor(s): Martin Belokin (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29725158 on 02/21/2020 (487 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen or portion thereof with transitional graphical user interface
Patent No. D923048 

Inventor(s): Peter Geoffrey Lerato Hunn (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Clause, Inc. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29730144 on 04/01/2020 (447 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle bumper
Patent No. D923111 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Scott Wood (Frisco, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29696364 on 06/27/2019 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle front bumper assembly
Patent No. D923112 

Inventor(s): Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX), Skylar Hagler (Anna, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29708786 on 10/09/2019 (622 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle front bumper
Patent No. D923113 

Inventor(s): Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX), Skylar Hagler (Anna, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29708792 on 10/09/2019 (622 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle body reinforcement
Patent No. D923114 

Inventor(s): Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX), Skylar Hagler (Anna, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29708797 on 10/09/2019 (622 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle pivoting axle carrier holder
Patent No. D923115 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29696539 on 06/28/2019 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle pivoting axle carrier
Patent No. D923116 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29705194 on 09/10/2019 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fire pit
Patent No. D923163 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Jan (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): FRONTLINE ADVANCE LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes Boone, LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29592802 on 02/02/2017 (1601 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Undergarment shield
Patent No. D923172 

Inventor(s): Catherine M. Jackson (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29745883 on 08/10/2020 (316 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Undergarment shield
Patent No. D923173 

Inventor(s): Catherine M. Jackson (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29746548 on 08/14/2020 (312 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Undergarment shield
Patent No. D923174 

Inventor(s): Catherine M. Jackson (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29749190 on 09/03/2020 (292 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Needle remover
Patent No. D923175 

Inventor(s): Diane Wigstone (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29673128 on 12/12/2018 (923 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


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