Dallas Invents: 121 Patents Granted for Week of April 26

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

Patents granted include:
•  Capital One's auto-recovery for software systems
•  Caris' next-gen molecular profiling
•  Nice Ltd.'s automated scheduling assistant for a workforce management system
•  UMN and Smithsonian Institution's cryopreservation compositions and methods involving nanowarming
•  State Farm's dynamic auto insurance policy quote creation based on tracked user data
•  T-Mobile USA's wearable device detection of life threatening events
•  TI's interference signal rejection in LIDAR systems
•  Textron's aircraft generating thrust in multiple directions
•  The Code Corporation's barcode-reading system that automatically adjusts certain outputs based on ambient characteristics
•  Zyvex Labs' sensor device for biosensing and other applications
•  An unassigned geodesic dome exercising system

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 April 26, 2022 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 9
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 13
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 1
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 8
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 6
G: PHYSICS 42
H: ELECTRICITY 35

DESIGN: 7


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 15
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston) 6
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 6
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR) 5
Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA) 4
Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ) 4
CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC) 3
Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA) 3
Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) 3

UNASSIGNED 8


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Abhijeet Ashok Chachad (Plano) 2
David Matthew Thompson (Dallas) 2
Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell) 2
Jerry Skinner (Weatherford) 2
Keith William Melkild (Allen) 2
Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton) 2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Cryopreservation compositions and methods involving nanowarming
Patent No. 11311008 

Inventor(s): Zhenpeng Qin (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA. (Minneapolis, MN), SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION (Washington, DC)
Law Firm: Westman, Champlin Koehler, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16094316 on 04/19/2017 (1833 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cryopreservation composition generally includes a cryoprotective agent and a laser absorber that includes a metal. Rewarming a cryopreserved specimen that includes the cryopreservation composition includes subjecting the cryopreserved specimen to a laser pulse effective to heat the laser absorber sufficiently to thaw the cryopreserved biospecimen.

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


Smart vanity mirror speaker system
Patent No. 11311105 

Inventor(s): Hendra Wijaya (Arlington, TX), Marcus Pestl (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): FOREVER GIFTS, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Klemchuk LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17151631 on 01/18/2021 (463 days app to issue)

Abstract: A smart vanity mirror speaker system may include a surface-mounted mirror that includes a mirror on one side and a screen display opposite the mirror, and a module capable of capturing, broadcasting, and recording still photos, audio, and video of a user, wherein the mirror is capable of being adjusted in height and angle. The system may include at least one light ring, a companion device/control panel, and/or an external microphone. The system includes an acoustic chamber connected to a bottom portion of the mirror, the acoustic chamber having a speaker integrated within the acoustic chamber. The acoustic chamber may include a downward-facing full-range driver on a lower end of the acoustic chamber; and a passive base isolator on an upper end of the acoustic chamber. The smart vanity mirror speaker system may pair with at least one Bluetooth-enabled device or MP3 player.

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


Suture tensioning and securement device, system, and methods
Patent No. 11311284 

Inventor(s): Kevin Kruse (Dallas, TX), Lawrence Binder (Miami, FL)
Assignee(s): Speed Clip Solutions, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Heslin Rothenberg Farley Mesiti PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16811923 on 03/06/2020 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and methods for gathering, tensioning, and clamping a plurality of suture leads may be used for any of a range of possible surgical applications. The system includes a suture clamp assembly that includes receptacle and plug components, wherein suture leads passed into the receptacle are secured when the plug is inserted into the receptacle to lock the suture leads in place, a gathering suture that includes a gathering loop, an instrument for securement of the plurality of suture leads, and optionally an anchor affixed to the gathering suture. The system may be used to address rotator cuff repairs, labral repair, biceps tenodesis, acromioclavicular joint stabilization, and applications in other joints and bones within a body.

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


Synchronized muscles
Patent No. 11311394 

Inventor(s): Marcio Dias Lima (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Greenblum Bernstein, P.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16677032 on 11/07/2019 (901 days app to issue)

Abstract: An actuator device and method of manufacturing the same that includes at least two or more panels disposed in a frame is disclosed. Each of the two or more panels include a first rotationally-actuating artificial muscle fiber section between a first contact point of the frame and a tether point located on the panel and a second rotationally-actuating artificial muscle fiber section between the tether point and a second contact point on the frame. The tether point is approximately halfway across the length of the panel. A first and second muscle support is disposed on the panel between the tether point and the first contact point. The actuator device also includes a synchronization rod attached to the at least two or more panels.

[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]


Medicament delivery device
Patent No. 11311675 

Inventor(s): Andrew Nelson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH (Frankfurt am Main, , DE)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16324818 on 08/09/2017 (1721 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medicament delivery device. The medicament delivery device includes a needle for delivering a medicament and an insertion mechanism configured to urge the needle in a first direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the needle. The insertion mechanism includes a driving mechanism and a cam. The driving mechanism is configured to exert a force in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The cam is coupled to the needle and is configured to receive a force from the driving mechanism and move in the first direction in response to the received force.

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


Stimulation lead and method including a multi-dimensional electrode array
Patent No. 11311719 

Inventor(s): Cory Brinkman (Celina, TX), Jodi T. Dubuclet (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ADVANCED NEUORMODULATION SYSTEMS, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Small Patent Law Group LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15631135 on 06/23/2017 (1768 days app to issue)

Abstract: Stimulation lead includes an elongated lead body having distal and proximal ends and wire conductors extending therebetween. The stimulation lead also includes a lead paddle having a multi-dimensional array of electrodes positioned along a contact side of the lead paddle. The electrodes are electrically coupled to the wire conductors. The lead paddle includes a paddle body and a conductor organizer disposed within the paddle body. The conductor organizer has multiple channels extending along the lead paddle. The channels receive the wire conductors and retain the wire conductors in a designated arrangement with respect to the lead paddle. The conductor organizer has openings to the channels. The wire conductors extend through the openings and are terminated to the respective electrodes.

[A61N] ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY (measurement of bioelectric currents A61B; surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body A61B 18/00; anaesthetic apparatus in general A61M; incandescent lamps H01K; infra-red radiators for heating H05B) [6]


Neuromodulation system and method for transitioning between programming modes
Patent No. 11311726 

Inventor(s): Bradley L. Hershey (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation (Valencia, CA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16275892 on 02/14/2019 (1167 days app to issue)

Abstract: An external control device, neuromodulation system, and method of providing therapy to a patient using an implantable neuromodulator implanted within the patient. Electrical modulation energy is delivered from the neuromodulator to the patient in accordance with the pre-existing modulation program when in one of the super-threshold delivery mode and the sub-threshold delivery mode. Operation of the neuromodulator is switched to the other of the super-threshold delivery mode and the sub-threshold delivery mode. A new modulation program may be derived from a pre-existing modulation program, and the neuromodulator may deliver the electrical modulation energy to the patient in accordance with the pre-existing modulation program during the other of the super-threshold delivery mode and the sub-threshold delivery mode.

[A61N] ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY (measurement of bioelectric currents A61B; surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body A61B 18/00; anaesthetic apparatus in general A61M; incandescent lamps H01K; infra-red radiators for heating H05B) [6]


Geodesic dome exercising system
Patent No. 11311767 

Inventor(s): Bruce Boyd (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17018936 on 09/11/2020 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates an exercising system. The exercising system is a geodesic dome structure coupled with an exercise device such as a flywheel. The geodesic dome is made up of multiple struts coupled to each other at multiple hubs. The exercise device is engaged with the hub to allow a user to exercise through the flywheel.

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


Reduced pressure therapy device operation and authorization monitoring
Patent No. 11315681 

Inventor(s): Carrie Lee Childress (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Smith Nephew, Inc. (Memphis, TN)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15766213 on 10/23/2015 (2377 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of a negative pressure wound therapy systems and methods for operating the systems are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system includes a pump assembly, canister, and a wound dressing configured to be positioned over a wound. The pump assembly, canister, and the wound dressing can be fluidically connected to facilitate delivery of negative pressure to a wound. The pump assembly can be configured to communicate data to a remote computer. The data can include location information, usage information, therapy information, and the like. Remote management and tracking of the pump assembly can be performed.

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


 

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

Zinc doped manganese-iron spinel catalyst material and method of making and using the same
Patent No. 11311861 

Inventor(s): Benjamin A. Grayson (Whitmore Lake, MI), Blake A. Graham (Royal Oak, MI), Charles A. Roberts (Farmington Hills, MI), Krishna R. Gunugunuri (Canton, MI), Torin C. Peck (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Jordan IP Law, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16847298 on 04/13/2020 (743 days app to issue)

Abstract: Catalyst for oxygen storage capacity applications that include a zinc doped manganese-iron spinel mixed oxide material. The zinc doped manganese-iron spinel mixed oxide material may be synthesized by a co-precipitation method using a precipitation agent such as sodium carbonate and exhibits a high oxygen storage capacity.

[B01D] SEPARATION (separating solids from solids by wet methods B03B, B03D, by pneumatic jigs or tables B03B, by other dry methods B07; magnetic or electrostatic separation of solid materials from solid materials or fluids, separation by high-voltage electric fields B03C; centrifuges B04B; vortex apparatus B04C; presses per se for squeezing-out liquid from liquid-containing material B30B 9/02) [5]


LCD glass lapping apparatus
Patent No. 11311978 

Inventor(s): Robert Sunghyun Paik (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): XTR TECHNOLOGIES INC. (Grapevine, TX)
Law Firm: Burris Law, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17144610 on 01/08/2021 (473 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lapping apparatus includes a processing part and a fixing part. The processing part is provided for a target object to be seated and polishes a lower surface of the target object seated as it rotates. The fixing part is provided for pressing the seated target object against the processing part so that the lower surface of the target object is fixed in a state of being seated on the processing part. The fixing part rotates relative to the processing part along with the target object by shear force applied to the target object from the processing part so that the processing of the lower surface of the target object is made when the processing part rotates while the fixing part fixes the target object, and the location axes of the fixing part and the processing part do not match.

[B24B] MACHINES, DEVICES, OR PROCESSES FOR GRINDING OR POLISHING (by electro-erosion B23H; abrasive or related blasting B24C; electrolytic etching or polishing C25F 3/00); DRESSING OR CONDITIONING OF ABRADING SURFACES; FEEDING OF GRINDING, POLISHING, OR LAPPING AGENTS [2]


Ratchet wrench
Patent No. 11311990 

Inventor(s): Raul Rosales (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Klein Tools, Inc. (Lincolnshire, IL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16454646 on 06/27/2019 (1034 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ratchet wrench includes a fastener drive member and a rigid, one-piece frame having a handle portion extending along a longitudinal frame axis between a head portion and a finger loop. The fastener drive member has a pair of drive openings centered on the drive axis and facing in opposite directions, with each of the drive openings defined by one or more drive surfaces. One of the drive openings is sized to receive a fastener or driver bit of a first size and the other opening is sized to receive a fastener or driver bit of a second size greater than the first size. The finger loop has a finger receiving opening sized to receive and encircle a finger of a user. The fastener drive member is mounted in the head portion to rotate about a drive axis, and a ratchet mechanism is mounted in the head portion in operable connection to the fastener drive member to selectively transfer torque from the frame to the fastener drive member in either a clockwise or counterclockwise direction about the drive axis.

[B25B] TOOLS OR BENCH DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, FOR FASTENING, CONNECTING, DISENGAGING, OR HOLDING


Optical engine for three-dimensional printing
Patent No. 11312075 

Inventor(s): Stephen Aldridge Shaw (Plano, TX), Steven Edward Smith (Allen, TX), Zhongyan Sheng (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16660542 on 10/22/2019 (917 days app to issue)

Abstract: A spatial light modulator outputs modulated light including: modulated first light when the spatial light modulator receives first light; and modulated second light when the spatial light modulator receives second light. Projection optics project the modulated light onto: a first pixel region when a component or the spatial light modulator has a first position; and a second pixel region when the component or the spatial light modulator has a second position. The first and second pixel regions partially overlap. A pixel shifter moves the component or the spatial light modulator between: the first position when the spatial light modulator outputs the modulated first light; and the second position when the spatial light modulator outputs the modulated second light.

[B29C] SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING (making preforms B29B 11/00; making laminated products by combining previously unconnected layers which become one product whose layers will remain together B32B 37/00-B32B 41/00) [4]


Key fob communication control
Patent No. 11312329 

Inventor(s): Evan A. Vijithakumara (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17007386 on 08/31/2020 (603 days app to issue)

Abstract: Communication with a key fob of a vehicle can be controlled based on a key fob jamming condition. One or more sensors can be configured to detect the key fob jamming condition. In response to the key fob jamming condition being detected, a jamming device can be activated to cause one or more jamming signals to be emitted. The one or more jamming signals can prevent the key fob from receiving and responding to other signals.

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


Three-dimensional vehicle path guidelines
Patent No. 11312416 

Inventor(s): Varun Prabhakar (Saline, 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: 16262084 on 01/30/2019 (1182 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to aiding a user navigating a vehicle by displaying on a display device, a view of a front or rear of the vehicle with three-dimensional guideline walls overlaying the view. In one embodiment, a method includes, acquiring data that specifies a steering angle for the vehicle. The method includes determining, based on the steering angle data, a left three-dimensional guideline wall and a right three-dimensional guideline wall that together identify a potential path of travel for the vehicle. Each three-dimensional guideline wall has a height based at least on a height of a portion of the vehicle, and wherein the left and right three-dimensional guideline walls have a distance therebetween based at least on a width of the vehicle.

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


System and method for controlling rotorcraft
Patent No. 11312480 

Inventor(s): Luke Dafydd Gillett (Grapevine, TX), Robert Earl Worsham, II (Weatherford, TX), Sung Kyun Kim (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16416508 on 05/20/2019 (1072 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a rotorcraft includes: a flight control computer configured to: receive a first sensor signal from a first aircraft sensor of the rotorcraft; receive a second sensor signal from a second aircraft sensor of the rotorcraft, the second aircraft sensor being different from the first aircraft sensor; combine the first sensor signal and the second sensor signal with a complementary filter to determine an estimated vertical speed of the rotorcraft; adjust flight control devices of the rotorcraft according to the estimated vertical speed of the rotorcraft, thereby changing flight characteristics of the rotorcraft; and reset the complementary filter in response to detecting the rotorcraft is grounded.

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


Component alignment systems for aircraft
Patent No. 11312482 

Inventor(s): Bruce Bennett Bacon (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16449373 on 06/22/2019 (1039 days app to issue)

Abstract: A component alignment system for an aircraft includes a first component having a first surface including first shaped projections that repeat in at least two directions along the first surface. The component alignment system also includes a second component having a second surface including second shaped projections that repeat in at least two directions along the second surface. The first shaped projections are complementary to the second shaped projections such that the first surface is translationally and rotationally constrained relative to the second surface when the first and second shaped projections are in an interlocked position.

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


Landing gear with hydraulic fluid channels
Patent No. 11312483 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Leong (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Goodrich Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16409007 on 05/10/2019 (1082 days app to issue)

Abstract: A torque link assembly may comprise an upper torque link, a lower torque link, and a torque link pin. The upper torque link may define an upper hydraulic fluid channel. The lower torque link may define a lower hydraulic fluid channel. The torque link pin may fluidly couple the upper hydraulic fluid channel to the lower hydraulic fluid channel.

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


Aircraft generating thrust in multiple directions
Patent No. 11312487 

Inventor(s): John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16840292 on 04/03/2020 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft has an airframe with first and second wings having first and second pylons extending therebetween. A distributed propulsion system attached to the airframe includes at least first, second, third and fourth propulsion assemblies that are independently controlled by a flight control system. A pod assembly is coupled to the airframe. In a VTOL flight mode, the first and second propulsion assemblies are forward of the pod assembly and the third and fourth propulsion assemblies are aft of the pod assembly. In a forward flight mode, the first and second propulsion assemblies are below the pod assembly and the third and fourth propulsion assemblies are above the pod assembly. In both the VTOL and forward flight modes, the first and fourth propulsion assemblies generate thrust having a first direction while the second and third propulsion assemblies generate thrust having a second direction that is different from the first direction.

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


Container with knockout-stackable gable with top tab
Patent No. 11312525 

Inventor(s): Arie Sharon (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Menasha Corporation (Neenah, WI)
Law Firm: Greensfelder, Hemker Gale, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16506472 on 07/09/2019 (1022 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention is directed to a stackable container having a gable type top wall and a gable type bottom wall. The top wall of the container can include an upwardly extending tab that cooperates with a slot in the bottom wall of a like container to facilitate stacking of two or more containers. The container includes a front 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


Closure device for flexible bag
Patent No. 11312542 

Inventor(s): Wei K. Hsu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17524207 on 11/11/2021 (166 days app to issue)

Abstract: A closure device for a flexible bag includes an elongated first clamp member having a channel and an elongated second clamp member that is configured as a blade that is receivable within the channel. The clamp members are pivotally coupled at a proximal end the clamp members to be pivoted between open and closed positions in a scissor-like fashion. The lower end of the second clamp projects a distance from the opening of the channel when the second clamp member is fully received within the channel when the closure device is in the closed position. The closure device facilitates closing the opening of the flexible bag by folding the open end of the flexible bag around at least the upper end of the second clamp member when the closure device is in the open position. The closure device is moved to the closed position so that the open end of the flexible bag is retained in the folded position when the closure device is in the closed position to effectively close off the opening of the flexible bag.

[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


Power driven circuit wire box
Patent No. 11312593 

Inventor(s): Andrew P. Hull (McKinney, TX), John L. Rhoads (The Colony, TX), William T. Bigbee, Jr. (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17079046 on 10/23/2020 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for the dispensing and retraction of wire or cable. The apparatus including a first and second plate, at least one shaft attached to the first plate and the second plate, a spool gear attached to the shaft, a power gear shaft attached to the first or second plate, and a power gear attached to the power gear shaft and in mesh with the spool gear, wherein when the power gear is rotated, the spool gear is rotated.

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


 

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

Thermoplastic vulcanizate compositions
Patent No. 11312847 

Inventor(s): Antonios K. Doufas (Houston, TX), Eric P. Jourdain (Rhode Saint Genese, , BE), Katya N. Reyna (Kemah, TX), Kelly Kirkendall (Deer Park, TX), Krishnan Anantha Narayana Iyer (Pearland, TX), Michael J. Goncy (Mont Belvieu, TX)
Assignee(s): Celanese International Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Dority Manning, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16981345 on 03/29/2019 (1124 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) composition is provided. The TPV composition includes a thermoplastic polyolefin; and an ethylene based copolymer rubber, wherein the ethylene based copolymer rubber has: a Mw of from 500,000 g/mol to 3,000,000 g/mol, a Mw/Mn of 4.0 or lower, and a g[subscript]vis [/subscript]of 0.90 or greater. In another embodiment, a TPV composition includes a thermoplastic phase and an ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer, wherein the thermoplastic vulcanizate composition has: a hardness of from 20 Shore A to 60 Shore D; and a stress relaxation slope of 1 to 5 (1/min) as measured by an Elastocon stress relaxation instrument.

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


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Panel assembly
Patent No. 11313135 

Inventor(s): Ben Davis (Azle, TX), Curtis Herron (Fort Worth, TX), Jeffrey S. Kenny (Fort Worth, TX), Peter Bixby (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17029774 on 09/23/2020 (580 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aluminum interconnecting panel support has an insertion end with an inserting member for insertion into another support of a panel assembly. The interconnecting panel support includes a visible portion that is visible to human perception upon interconnecting the support within the panel assembly. The panel support also has a hidden portion that is hidden from perception upon interconnecting the support within the panel assembly. The panel support has a rectilinear body portion connected to the insertion end that spans a length of the support. The panel support has a curved support member that is disposed at a normal to the body portion. The visible portion of the panel support as assembled in the panel assembly includes the body portion. The hidden portion includes the curved support member, fasteners, or both. The curved support member adjoins additional panel members to previously assembled panel members, and it supports the body portion.

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


Receptacle latching mechanism incorporating a go-gauge
Patent No. 11313160 

Inventor(s): Chris C. Daigle (London, , CA), Keita Osaki (Cambridge, , CA), Ross W. Groat (Delhi, , CA), Takanori Shirota (Waterloo, , CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17341901 on 06/08/2021 (322 days app to issue)

Abstract: A latching mechanism includes a gauge defining a passage extending therethrough, and a latch operably connected to the gauge and structured to be rotatable from a latching position to an unlatched position by movement of a component at least partially through the passage. The latch is structured to engage a latch engagement feature positioned on a lid of a receptacle to maintain the lid in a closed condition when the latch is in the latching position. The receptacle lid is released for opening when the latch disengages from the latch engagement feature.

[E05C] BOLTS OR FASTENING DEVICES FOR WINGS, SPECIALLY FOR DOORS OR WINDOWS (latching means for sideboard or tailgate structures for vehicles B62D 33/037; fastening devices for constructional or engineering elements E04, F16B; locks, fastening devices structurally or operatively combined or having significant cooperation with locks E05B; means for operating or controlling wing fasteners in conjunction with mechanisms for moving the wing E05F)


Well sealing tool with controlled-volume gland opening
Patent No. 11313201 

Inventor(s): Timothy Edward Harms (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17081002 on 10/27/2020 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole sealing tool may include a sealing element disposed on a mandrel for lowering into a well. The sealing element may be captured at the ends between the mandrel and a shroud and may span a gland opening between upper and lower shroud portions. Props between the mandrel and the shroud are axially moveable to engage the sealing element and urge the sealing element radially outwardly into a controlled volume defined at the gland opening between the mandrel and a portion of the well to be sealed. A higher squeeze ratio is achievable, allowing for a thinner element and tool profile with greater flowability.

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


Electronic initiator sleeves and methods of use
Patent No. 11313203 

Inventor(s): Matthew Bryan Roseman (Lancaster, TX), Matthew James Merron (Carrollton, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary William Walton (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16757127 on 12/06/2017 (1602 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for performing wellbore completion and production operations in a subterranean formation are provided. In some embodiments, the methods include: disposing an electronic initiator sleeve within a closed wellbore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation, wherein the electronic initiator sleeve comprises: a housing having at least one port, a sleeve in a closed position, an actuator, and at least one sensor; increasing fluid pressure within the closed wellbore for a period of time, wherein the sleeve remains in the closed position during the period of time; detecting a signal with the at least one sensor; and actuating the actuator in response to the signal to transition the sleeve from the closed position to an open position.

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


Multilateral junction with wellbore isolation
Patent No. 11313205 

Inventor(s): David Joe Steele (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16193552 on 11/16/2018 (1257 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wellbore isolation system includes a junction positioned at an intersection of a first wellbore and a second wellbore, and a deflector disposed in the junction such that a path into the first leg of the junction is obstructed and engaged with the first leg of the junction to form a fluid and pressure tight seal. The junction includes a first leg extending downhole into the first wellbore, and a second leg extending downhole into the second wellbore.

[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]


Redundant power source for increased reliability in a permanent completion
Patent No. 11313206 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Richard Decena Ornelaz (Frisco, TX), Thomas Jules Frosell (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15778072 on 06/28/2017 (1763 days app to issue)

Abstract: A completion system and a method for powering a downhole component of a wellbore are provided. In one example, in the completion system comprises at least three different types of power sources for powering a downhole component in a wellbore and a power distribution circuit including a power distribution node and a control circuit, wherein the control circuit is configured to select at least one power source of the at least three different types of power sources to connect to the power distribution node based on a selection priority of the power sources, and the power distribution node is configured to provide power from the at least one power source to the downhole component.

[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]


Detonation cord alignment and retention
Patent No. 11313208 

Inventor(s): Christopher C. Hoelscher (Arlington, TX), Joseph Todd MacGillivray (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15931037 on 05/13/2020 (713 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a detonation cord alignment apparatus. The detonation cord alignment apparatus, in accordance with one example, includes a detonation cord alignment housing having a detonation cord opening extending there through, and one or more protrusions extending inward from the detonation cord opening for linearly securing a detonation cord therein.

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


Systems and methods of iterative well planning for optimized results
Patent No. 11313217 

Inventor(s): Todd W. Benson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Helmerich Payne Technologies, LLC (Tulsa, OK)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16667624 on 10/29/2019 (910 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods of surface steering control of drilling may be used together with systems and methods for planning one or more wells before drilling, planning a well path during drilling and/or updating that well plan and/or other well plans during the drilling of a well. The methods and systems may include planning a field, comprising a plurality of wells to be drilled and/or a plurality of pads from which a plurality of wells are to be drilled, planning a pad from which a plurality of wells are to be drilled, and planning a well both before and during drilling of the well.

[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

 

Shock isolator assembly for a vehicle mounted payload
Patent No. 11313433 

Inventor(s): Eric E-Lee Chang (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16877344 on 05/18/2020 (708 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shock isolator assembly comprises a base a platform and a plurality of self-resetting buckling isolators providing a three-stage response to a dynamic load acting between the base and the platform. The three-stage response of the self-resetting buckling isolators comprises a tension stage when the dynamic load exceeds a threshold tension load, a compression stage when the dynamic load exceeds a threshold compression load, and a rigid stage when the dynamic load is below the threshold tension load and the threshold compression load.

[F16F] SPRINGS; SHOCK-ABSORBERS; MEANS FOR DAMPING VIBRATION


Aircraft gearbox lubrication system with multiple lubrication subsystems
Patent No. 11313455 

Inventor(s): Russell L. Mueller (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16152975 on 10/05/2018 (1299 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, an aircraft gearbox comprises a housing, a barrier, a rotatable drive system component, a set of gears, and a lubrication system. The barrier separates a first compartment and a second compartment within the housing. Each of the rotatable drive system component and the set of gears operable to rotate based on torque received from an engine. The rotatable drive system component is located in the first compartment. The set of gears is located in the second compartment. The lubrication system comprises a first lubrication subsystem and a second lubrication subsystem, which are, at least in part, independent from one another. The first lubrication subsystem is operable to lubricate the rotatable drive system component in the first compartment. The second lubrication subsystem is operable to lubricate the set of gears in the second compartment. The barrier inhibits lubricant from passing between the first compartment and the second compartment.

[F16H] GEARING


Radial positioning device
Patent No. 11313508 

Inventor(s): Jeffery M. Gallagher (Anna, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16560746 on 09/04/2019 (965 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radial positioning device is disclosed. The radial positioning device can include a body. The body can include a circumferential surface having a spring location and at least one interface portion operable to interface with a mating component. The body can also have a recess with a depth that varies relative to the circumferential surface about the body. The radial positioning device can also include a spring disposed in the recess. The spring can have a radial dimension greater than the depth of the recess at the spring location. The spring can be operable to contact the mating component at the spring location and compress in the radial dimension to provide a spring force that biases the at least one interface portion and the mating component against one another.

[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]


Constant efficiency controller
Patent No. 11313558 

Inventor(s): Lynn E. Cooper (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): Maxitrol Company (Southfield, MI)
Law Firm: Howard Howard Attorneys PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16456947 on 06/28/2019 (1033 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and controller where the pressure of the air is continuously monitored or read at a designated exhaust point and adjustments made to the flow of the air and gas to keep the efficiency of the appliance at a maximum to control the appliance (or the burner for an appliance) within specifications as dictated by the customer or consumer rather than training the user.

[F23N] REGULATING OR CONTROLLING COMBUSTION (control devices specially adapted for combustion apparatus in which combustion takes place in a fluidised bed of fuel or other particles F23C 10/28; condition responsive controls for regulating combustion in domestic stoves with open fires for solid fuel F24B 1/187)


Auto-loading hammer-type firearm with selectable live fire and training modes
Patent No. 11313639 

Inventor(s): Brian Bascom (Plano, TX), Joel Muskovich (Rowlett, TX), Michael Abraham (Plano, TX), Raymond Boone (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Mustang Industrial Design, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Booth Albanesi Schroeder PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16630463 on 07/14/2017 (1747 days app to issue)

Abstract: An auto-loading firearm having a system for switching between live fire and training modes via a selector switch mounted either on the firearm or on a specially designed training attachment. An action arm is selectively movable in response to movement of the selector switch between a live fire position, in which the firearm is free to operate as normal, and a training mode position where the action arm interrupts operation of the hammer and prevents the firearm from discharging while allowing the trigger and, if present, trigger spring to continue operating.

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


Polymer ammunition having a projectile made by metal injection molding
Patent No. 11313654 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16779957 on 02/03/2020 (813 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides an ammunition having a metal injection molded projectile and a polymer cartridge case comprising a polymer ammunition cartridge comprising a bottom portion and a top portion that enclose a propellant chamber, wherein the bottom portion comprises a primer recess in communication with a primer flash hole that extends into a propellant chamber and the top portion comprises a projectile aperture; a primer inserted into the primer flash hole aperture; a propellant at least partially filling the propellant chamber; and a metal injection molded projectile frictionally fitted in the projectile aperture, wherein the metal injection molded projectile comprises a nose extending essentially symmetrically to a shoulder, and an essentially cylindrical bearing surface extending from the shoulder to a base.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Object notification systems for identifying and notifying vehicles of relevant objects
Patent No. 11312300 

Inventor(s): Akila C. Ganlath (Agua Dulce, CA), Nejib Ammar (San Jose, CA), Prashant Tiwari (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17161744 on 01/29/2021 (452 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes capturing object data using a data capture device of a vehicle, determining that the captured object data includes a relevant object based on a user profile associated with an occupant of the vehicle, and executing a notification at the vehicle indicating a presence of the relevant object in response to determining that the captured object data includes the relevant object.

[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]


Fuel system test apparatus and method
Patent No. 11313305 

Inventor(s): David Wright (Decatur, TX)
Assignee(s): TRANSPORTATION IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Norwalk, CT)
Law Firm: The Small Patent Law Group LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16512049 on 07/15/2019 (1016 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method that includes coupling an external, removable fuel pressurization system to a fuel system of a vehicle while the vehicle remains in a confined space. The fuel system of the vehicle is pressurized with the fuel pressurization system while the vehicle remains in the confined space and without activating an engine of the vehicle. Decay of pressure of the fuel system is monitored following pressurization of the fuel system, and one or more of a leak, or a replaceable component, of the fuel system of the vehicle is detected based on at least in part on the decay of pressure that are monitored.

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


Digital grip gauge with shaped tip
Patent No. 11313660 

Inventor(s): Alondra Renee Guevara (Fort Worth, TX), Jonathan Richard Olson (Fort Worth, TX), Matthew Timothy McKee (Fort Worth, TX), Philip Michael Chovanec (Fort Worth, TX), Tyler Martin Rup (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16834364 on 03/30/2020 (757 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, an apparatus includes one or more probes, a tip, a pin, and a measurement device. The one or more probes may be configured for insertion through an aperture in a component. The tip may be slidably engaged with the one or more probes and include a first end configured to contact a first surface of the component. The first end of the tip may be conically shaped. The pin may be slidably engaged with the one or more probes and include a first end configured for insertion into the aperture in the component such that the one or more probes are configured to contact a second surface of the component. The pin may be configured to move between a first position and a second position. An axis of the pin may be substantially aligned with an axis of the tip. The measurement device may be coupled to the tip and configured to measure a value indicating a grip length.

[G01B] MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS


Systems and methods for remote visual inspection and emissions testing of vehicles
Patent No. 11313765 

Inventor(s): Darren K. Masumori (Richardson, TX), Jeremy J. Onekea (Plano, TX), Randall M. Harris (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Connected North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16255406 on 01/23/2019 (1189 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle certification system includes an emissions sensor configured to capture emissions data of a subject vehicle, a local computing system that includes a processor and a non-transitory computer readable memory, an imaging device communicatively coupled to the processor, a display communicatively coupled to the processor, and a machine-readable instruction set stored in the non-transitory computer readable memory that, when executed by the processor, causes the local computing system to capture image data of the subject vehicle, and a remote server that is configured to receive the emissions data captured by the emissions sensor, determine compliance with at least one emissions criterion based on the emissions data, receive the image data of the subject vehicle captured by the local computing system, and determine compliance with at least one visually verifiable inspection criterion based on the image data.

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


Sensor device for biosensing and other applications
Patent No. 11313787 

Inventor(s): Gerhard Maale (Dallas, TX), John Neal Randall (Richardson, TX), Rahul Saini (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ZYVEX LABS, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16933348 on 07/20/2020 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sensor suitable for detecting specific analytes, a method for manufacturing the sensor, and a method for using the sensor in a diagnostic procedure provided. In an embodiment, the sensor device includes a substrate, a dielectric layer disposed on the substrate, and a probe layer disposed on the dielectric layer. The probe layer is configured to react with an analyte. The reaction may include: binding with the analyte, undergoing a change in a chemical property of the probe layer, or undergoing a change in a structural property of the probe layer. In examples, an attribute of the dielectric layer is configured to identify the device during a process that determines whether the probe layer has reacted with the analyte.

[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)


Method and apparatus for in situ cement curing
Patent No. 11313847 

Inventor(s): Liam Dubs (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16561813 on 09/05/2019 (964 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided, in one aspect, is a method for performing a rock core flow performance test. The method, in this aspect, includes containing un-cured cement within an in-situ cement curing test fixture. The method additionally includes placing the in-situ cement curing test fixture with the un-cured cement within a pressure vessel of a rock core flow test system, and subjecting the in-situ cement curing test fixture with the un-cured cement within the pressure vessel to non-ambient temperature or pressure to form in-situ cured cement.

[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)


Force deflection and resistance testing system and method of use
Patent No. 11313880 

Inventor(s): Jack Lewis (Royse City, TX), Lynwood Adams (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): MODUS TEST, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: BrownWinick Law Firm (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16882917 on 05/26/2020 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: A testing system for electrical interconnects having a removable device under test printed circuit board (DUT PCB) that electrically connects with the electrical testing components of the system. A removable top plate is placed on top of the DUT PCB and is locked in place by a plurality of locking posts that selectively connect to cam surfaces in the top plate that pull the top plate down sandwiching the DUT PCB between the top plate and the electrical testing components of the system. An actuator is also presented that presses the device under test into the electrical interconnect at increments where tests are performed on one, some or all of the contact points of the electrical interconnect. This information is then analyzed and graphed to assist with determine the optimum force and/or height to use during actual use.

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


Interference signal rejection in LIDAR systems
Patent No. 11313968 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Scott Farris (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16221301 on 12/14/2018 (1229 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a LIDAR system includes a laser transmitter, a receiver, and first and second light directing elements. The laser transmitter is configured to scan a field of view with a laser beam. The receiver is configured to receive light from the field of view, and to focus a first portion of the received light, corresponding to a region of interest, on a first light directing element. The receiver is also configured to focus a second portion of the received light, corresponding to the field of view except for the region of interest, on multiple second light directing elements. The first light directing element is configured to direct the first portion of the received light towards a first photon detector, and the second light directing elements are configured to direct the second portion of the received light towards a second photon detector.

[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


Increased bit depth in high frame rate applications
Patent No. 11314081 

Inventor(s): Aravind Lakshminarayanan (Plano, TX), Daniel J. Morgan (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16425588 on 05/29/2019 (1063 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include a process that includes illuminating a spatial light modulator at a first illumination level during a first bit-plane and stopping illumination at a beginning of a second bit-plane subsequent to the first bit-plane. The process also includes resuming illumination after a settling period of the spatial light modulator at a second illumination level for a time period such that a total illumination energy during the second bit-plane is equivalent to an intended illumination energy for the second bit-plane at the first illumination level and stopping illumination at the second illumination level before a subsequent third bit-plane.

[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]


Covert target acquisition with coded short-wave infrared glasses
Patent No. 11314090 

Inventor(s): Michael Grobecker (Merrimack, NH)
Assignee(s): ELBIT SYSTEMS OF AMERICA, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16551269 on 08/26/2019 (974 days app to issue)

Abstract: Infrared vision systems, headpieces, and methods include an eyepiece and a body module. The eyepiece is configured to be worn over a user”s eyes. The eyepiece includes an infrared sensor, configured to detect external infrared information. For example, the infrared sensor may include a plurality of short-wave infrared (SWIR) sensors. The eyepiece includes a display, configured to visually provide external infrared information to the user. For example, the display may include a see-through color display. The body module is in wired or wireless communication with the eyepiece. The eyepiece may include an adjustable strap, coupled to the eyepiece. The adjustable strap is configured to wrap around the user”s head.

[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]


Voltage transition control for USB power delivery sources
Patent No. 11314300 

Inventor(s): Deric Wayne Waters (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16542037 on 08/15/2019 (985 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a controller to communicate with a sink device and communicate a plurality of power sources that are available to the sink device. A plurality of switch devices switch power from one of the plurality of power sources to the sink device in response to a control signal from the controller. A policy engine in the controller defines policies for the operation of the controller during different communications phases between the controller and the sink device.

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


Issuing instructions based on resource conflict constraints in microprocessor
Patent No. 11314516 

Inventor(s): David Carlson (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd. (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15875611 on 01/19/2018 (1558 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods of selecting a collection of compatible issue-ready instructions for parallel execution by functional units in a superscalar processor in a single clock cycle. All possible instructions (opcodes) to be executed by the functional units are pre-arranged into several scenarios based on potential resource conflicts among the instructions. Each scenario includes multiple groups of predefined instructions. During operation, concurrently for all the groups, an issue-ready instruction is identified with reference to each group based on group-specific selection policies. Further, based on the identified instructions, predefined policies are applied to select one or more scenarios and select among the picks of the selected scenarios. As a result, the output instructions of the selected scenarios are issued for parallel execution by the functional units.

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


Computer architecture for establishing data encryption in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 11314537 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15967179 on 04/30/2018 (1457 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that includes a first device configured to send a set of real world values to a second device using an unsecure channel and to send a correlithm object algorithm and a correlithm object key to the second device using a secure channel. The first device is further configured to input the set of real world values and the correlithm object key into the correlithm object algorithm to generate a sensor table that identifies the set of real world values and a set of correlithm objects corresponding with the set of real world values. The first device is further configured to store the sensor table in a first memory.

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


Dynamic determination of reverse logistics
Patent No. 11314552 

Inventor(s): Amit Chauhan (Plano, TX), Sandeep Narasimha (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17114588 on 12/08/2020 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a computer system, a computer program product, and a method that comprises receiving data associated with an initiation of a process; dynamically determining a sequence of a plurality of sub-processes associated with the received data based the initiated process; dynamically prioritizing the determined sequence of the plurality of sub-processes associated with the received data based on an analysis of eligible variations and a pre-stored database of variations associated with each respective sub-process; dynamically performing the process based the prioritized sequence of the plurality of sub-processes associated with the received data; and transmitting a result of the dynamic prioritization of the determined sequence of a plurality of variations to a user interface of another computing device.

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


Auto-recovery for software systems
Patent No. 11314610 

Inventor(s): Milind Patel (Frisco, TX), Surya Avirneni (Plano, TX), Umang Mistry (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17094187 on 11/10/2020 (532 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are hardware and techniques for building runbooks for new computer-implemented processes by correlating break events from the new processes with break events extant in existing runbooks for existing computer-implemented processes. In addition, fix events associated with the correlated break events are evaluated to determine the likelihood that they will be able to fix the error condition which caused the break event from the new process. The fix events are presented to a human operator who may select and test each fix event to determine if the error condition is directed and, if so, the correlated break event associated with the fix event are merged together and added to a new runbook for the new computer-implement process.

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


Cache size change
Patent No. 11314644 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Ashok Chachad (Plano, TX), David Matthew Thompson (Dallas, TX), Naveen Bhoria (Plano, TX), Neelima Muralidharan (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16882178 on 05/22/2020 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes determining, by a level one (L1) controller, to change a size of a L1 main cache; servicing, by the L1 controller, pending read requests and pending write requests from a central processing unit (CPU) core; stalling, by the L1 controller, new read requests and new write requests from the CPU core; writing back and invalidating, by the L1 controller, the L1 main cache. The method also includes receiving, by a level two (L2) controller, an indication that the L1 main cache has been invalidated and, in response, flushing a pipeline of the L2 controller; in response to the pipeline being flushed, stalling, by the L2 controller, requests received from any master; reinitializing, by the L2 controller, a shadow L1 main cache. Reinitializing includes clearing previous contents of the shadow L1 main cache and changing the size of the shadow L1 main cache.

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


Prefetch kill and revival in an instruction cache
Patent No. 11314660 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Ashok Chachad (Plano, TX), Bipin Prasad Heremagalur Ramaprasad (Austin, TX), David Matthew Thompson (Dallas, TX), Hung Ong (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16694751 on 11/25/2019 (883 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system comprises a processor including a CPU core, first and second memory caches, and a memory controller subsystem. The memory controller subsystem speculatively determines a hit or miss condition of a virtual address in the first memory cache and speculatively translates the virtual address to a physical address. Associated with the hit or miss condition and the physical address, the memory controller subsystem configures a status to a valid state. Responsive to receipt of a first indication from the CPU core that no program instructions associated with the virtual address are needed, the memory controller subsystem reconfigures the status to an invalid state and, responsive to receipt of a second indication from the CPU core that a program instruction associated with the virtual address is needed, the memory controller subsystem reconfigures the status back to a valid state.

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


Configurable multi-function PCIe endpoint controller in an SoC
Patent No. 11314673 

Inventor(s): Kishon Vijay Abraham Israel Vijayponraj (Bengaluru, , IN), Mihir Narendra Mody (Bengaluru, , IN), Sriramakrishnan Govindarajan (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17134861 on 12/28/2020 (484 days app to issue)

Abstract: A configurable multi-function Peripheral Component Interchange Express (PCIe) endpoint controller, integrated in a system-on-chip (SoC), that exposes multiple functions of multiple processing subsystems (e.g., peripherals) to a host. The SoC may include a centralized transaction tunneling unit and a multi-function interrupt manager. The processing subsystems output data to the host via the centralized transaction tunneling unit, which translates addresses provided by the host to a local address of the SoC. Therefore, the centralized transaction tunneling unit enables those processing subsystems to consume addresses provided by the host without the need for software intervention and software-based translation. The SoC may also provide isolation between each function provided by the processing systems. The multi-function interrupt manager enables the endpoint controller to propagate interrupt messages received from the processing subsystems to the host.

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


Circuit implementation in resource constrained systems
Patent No. 11314680 

Inventor(s): Daryl Coleman (McKinney, TX), Hrishikesh Shinde (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Daly Crowley Mofford Durkee, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17066542 on 10/09/2020 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for implementing a bus in a resource constrained system. In embodiments, a first FPGA is to a parallel bus and a second FPGA is connected to the first FPGA via a serial interface but not the parallel bus. The first FPGA processes a transaction request, which has a parallel bus protocol format, to the second FPGA by an initiator and converts the transaction request to the second FPGA into a transaction on the serial interface between the first and second FPGAs. The first FPGA responds to the initiator via the parallel bus indicating that the transaction request in the format for the parallel bus to the second FPGA is complete.

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


System and method for managing collaborative multiuser document editing via a distributed ledger
Patent No. 11314696 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Habeeb Hooshmand (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16849369 on 04/15/2020 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device may include logic to provide a trust credential for linking to a permissioned network over a local network, comprising a plurality of user devices; retrieve a document in an initial status for editing, corresponding to a first state of a distributed ledger, maintained by the permissioned network; generate a first change in the document, wherein the document is in a second status; send, to the permissioned network via the local network, the first change for storage in the distributed ledger, in a second state; retrieve the document in a third status, including a second change, performed subsequently to the first change, the second change being generated by a user device, external to the electronic device, and coupled to the local network; and link to the distributed ledger to retrieve a third state of the distributed ledger, the third state comprising the first change and the second change.

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


Universal parsing framework systems and methods
Patent No. 11314747 

Inventor(s): Kris Loia (Richardson, TX), Phil Hanson (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN TEXT GXS ULC (Halifax, , CA)
Law Firm: Sprinkle IP Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16789028 on 02/12/2020 (804 days app to issue)

Abstract: An applicant can instantiate a parsing framework, provide an input stream, attach observers, and initiate parsing, which inverts control to the parsing framework. The parsing framework can have an observer manager, a parser controller, and parsers. The observer manager manages observer design patterns from which the observers are instantiated. The parser controller determines which parser would be appropriate for parsing the input stream and instantiate the appropriate parser(s). The parser controller gets the callbacks from the parsers and communicates outcomes to the observer manager. The observer manager determines which of the observers is to be notified, generates parsing notifications accordingly, and dispatches the parsing notifications directly to the observers. The application can be any application that needs parsing in an electronic information exchange platform. The input stream can be created by the application opening a document received from a backend system communicatively connected to the electronic information exchange platform.

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


Method for detecting malicious scripts through modeling of script structure
Patent No. 11314862 

Inventor(s): Andrew Joseph Davidson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Tala Security, Inc. (Fremont, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15953953 on 04/16/2018 (1471 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are enhancements for operating a communication network to detect malware in scripts of web applications. In one implementation, a method for modeling the structure of embedded unclassified scripts to compare the abstract dynamism of similar scripts. The method may determine structure of unclassified end user browser script by building abstract structure using code from unclassified end user browser script; compare determined structure of unclassified end user browser script with a plurality of generalized abstract structures; if the determined structure of unclassified end user browser script matches within a predetermined threshold of any of the plurality of generalized abstract structures, then the unclassified end user browser script is classified as benign, otherwise the determined structure is classified as malicious. This, in turn, provides a scalable and efficient way of identifying benign, malicious, known and unknown scripts from a script available in full or in part.

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


Systems and methods for securing personally identifiable information within telematics data
Patent No. 11314893 

Inventor(s): Vladimeros Vladimerou (Whitmore Lake, 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: 16552377 on 08/27/2019 (973 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to securing personally identifiable information associated with riding in a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to receiving, in a mobile device from the vehicle, telematics data about a current trip of the vehicle, securing the telematics data according to at least a mobile cryptographic key associated with the mobile device to provide the telematics data as secured data that is obfuscated. The method includes generating, by the mobile device, a secure packet including at least the secured data and a signature from the vehicle associated with the secured data. The method includes communicating, by the mobile device, the secure packet to a remote computing device to cause the remote computing device to securely store the secured data without identifying a user associated with the mobile device.

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


System and method for electronic document interaction with external resources
Patent No. 11314935 

Inventor(s): Peter Geoffrey Lerato Hunn (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): DOCUSIGN, INC. (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: Fenwick West LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16940135 on 07/27/2020 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for electronic document management including: creating an executable document object, wherein the executable document object comprises at least one programmable element; constructing an interaction schema object, wherein each interaction schema comprises: executable logic and a trigger as part of an inbound interaction schema or an outbound interaction schema that associates an external resource with the executable document object; and bundling the interaction schema object with the executable document object. The method further includes: in response to triggering an inbound interaction schema trigger: activating the executable logic of the inbound interaction schema, initiating at least one programmable element of the executable document object, and updating the state of the executable document object; and in response to triggering an outbound interaction schema trigger: activating the executable logic of the outbound interaction schema, and modifying the associated external resource with respect to the state of the executable document object.

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


Barcode-reading system that automatically adjusts certain outputs based on ambient characteristics
Patent No. 11314956 

Inventor(s): Hong Ji (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): The Code Corporation (Murray, UT)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16908439 on 06/22/2020 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: A barcode-reading system may include a barcode reader and at least one detector that is configured to detect a characteristic of an environment in which the barcode-reading system is located. The barcode-reading system may also include a controller that is configured to adjust at least one output of the barcode-reading system based on at least one detected characteristic.

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


Automated scheduling assistant for a workforce management system
Patent No. 11315050 

Inventor(s): Brent Allen Haferkamp (Garland, TX), Chetan Prajapati (Richardson, TX), Juan Claudio Serviere Morales (Allen, TX), Nicholas Duane Martin (McKinney, TX), Oren Gerstner (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NICE LTD. (Ra”Anana, , IL)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16400226 on 05/01/2019 (1091 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system is provided for a workforce management system adapted to perform automated scheduling operations based on one or more scheduling rules. The system includes a processor and a computer readable medium operably coupled thereto, to perform the scheduling operations which include receiving, from an administrative user, parameters for a plurality of queries for a gamified survey, determining the gamified survey for the plurality of queries, wherein each of the plurality of queries further comprises an agreement level with an answer to the query, distributing the gamified survey to a first user through the workforce management system, detecting a first survey response by the first user to the gamified survey, and generating, without input from the administrative user, a first scheduling rule associated with the first user based on the first survey response.

[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]


Dynamic innovation enablement system
Patent No. 11315079 

Inventor(s): Debra Ruth Miller (Frisco, TX), William Cox Miller (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16030771 on 07/09/2018 (1387 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dynamic Innovation Enablement System (IES) that utilizes a novel n-dimensional vector-based data management system, in combination with a novel user interface and novel expert system, to speed up the efficiency of computer processing and real-time user application of data for selecting user interventions that optimize outcomes within the IES. The IES is a computer-implemented system for facilitating users to develop, practice and apply competency in innovation-conducive behaviors and techniques. The system has a user system and coupled to the user system, a server system, a data store and an innovation enablement system (IES). IES has a first module that includes information to guide users through a first set of tasks directed to developing competencies in innovation. IES also has a second module that includes information to guide users through a second set of predetermined tasks, including at least two tasks that together form an innovation process that directs a user towards producing an innovation. IES also has a third module that integrates the first module and the second module, wherein information about the users, generated utilizing one of the two modules, can inform and facilitate what the users input as information when utilizing the other of the two modules. In a further aspect, the IES employs vector matrix algebra to arrive at an ideal vector correlated to an innovation outcome.

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


System and method for fraud detection using event driven architecture
Patent No. 11315119 

Inventor(s): Randall Martin Brandt (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Plumsea Law Group, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16428785 on 05/31/2019 (1061 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of providing real time account information for financial accounts is disclosed. The system includes an event based architecture including an event stream. Financial transaction processing systems publish transaction events to the event stream. A transaction service listening to the event stream detects new transaction events. The transaction service takes action to enrich transaction data. A middleware system reconciles existing transactions and persists transaction records in long term storage. The system can detect fraudulent transactions before the transactions have been posted to the financial account. The system can also be used to provide real time notifications to customers about potential fraudulent activity.

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


System and method for minimizing latency in data consumption system
Patent No. 11315133 

Inventor(s): Arjun Dugal (Dallas, TX), Gopi Kancharla (Frisco, TX), Hanzhang Zheng (Frisco, TX), Haranatha Ijjurouthu (Irving, TX), James Land (The Colony, TX), Janardhan Prabhakara (Allen, TX), Parvesh Kumar (Plano, TX), Praveen
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16776051 on 01/29/2020 (818 days app to issue)

Abstract: A campaign server is disclosed which includes a multi-level queue architecture that isolates campaign processing from the delays and inconsistencies of target population information retrieval and a data streaming service system with latency and error remediation measures are disclosed, where the campaign server and the data consumption system can be part of a consolidated system. The data consumption system may include various components to process one or more offers to one or more customers and component configured to detect an error associated the preparation of the errors and/or ii) initiate a retry attempt to process the one or more offers, and/or storing an instruction in a storage component of the streaming data system to permanently prohibit an attempt to generate the one or more offers at a subsequent time if the retry attempt expires without processing the one or more offers.

[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]


Aggregator application app for a mobile electronic device
Patent No. 11315157 

Inventor(s): Peter R. Baldwin (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): AutoFX2 LLC (Katy, TX)
Law Firm: Nasr Patent Law LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16532139 on 08/05/2019 (995 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile electronic device is described that is configured to upload a commercial application to a centralized server. In an implementation, the mobile electronic device includes a memory, and a processor communicatively coupled to the memory. The mobile electronic device also includes an aggregator module stored in memory and executable by the processor. The module is also configured to instruct the processor to aggregates the product information with applicant information to generate a commercial application relating to the product, the commercial application comprising an application for services from at least one a lending entity, an insurance entity, or a third-party service entity. The module is also configured to instruct the processor to cause transmission of the commercial application to a central server. The commercial application is accessible to the at least one of the lending entity, the insurance entity, or the third-party service entity.

[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]


Dynamic auto insurance policy quote creation based on tracked user data
Patent No. 11315189 

Inventor(s): Christopher E. Gay (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15966070 on 04/30/2018 (1457 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method may create auto insurance quotes using data collected from a device that tracks vehicle usage data and other data. Usage data may be tracked by an On Board Diagnostic (OBD) device or other portable computing device such as a smart phone. Based on a received coverage type, the usage data and other data may be analyzed to determine auto insurance quotes. A potential customer may then purchase an auto insurance policy. Once the purchased policy has been determined to have expired, new usage data will be collected, and new quotes will be created for the customer.

[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]


Apparatus, system, and method supporting compliance with customs/border requirements
Patent No. 11315206 

Inventor(s): Jason Stauty (Flower Mound, TX), John M. Parrish (Fort Worth, TX), Kelly C. Tuggle (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17139911 on 12/31/2020 (481 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a kiosk configured to collect information associated with a traveler. The information includes information from a passport of the traveler, a photograph of the traveler, and travel-related information associated with the traveler. The system also includes a camera configured to obtain an image of the traveler approaching or within a specified portion of a customs/border enforcement area. The system further includes at least one computing device configured to receive the information from the kiosk, provide at least a portion of the information to an external system, and receive a disposition code from the external system. The disposition code identifies whether the traveler is allowed to pass the customs/border enforcement area. The at least one computing device is also configured to receive the image, perform facial recognition to identify the traveler, and provide at least some of the information to an agent associated with the customs/border enforcement area.

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


Systems and methods for processing volumetric data
Patent No. 11315306 

Inventor(s): Vidhya Seran (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17200396 on 03/12/2021 (410 days app to issue)

Abstract: An illustrative volumetric processing system generates a plurality of point clouds each representing an object from a different vantage point. Based on the plurality of point clouds, the volumetric processing system consolidates point cloud data corresponding to a surface of the object. Based on the consolidated point cloud data for the object, the volumetric processing system generates a voxel grid representative of the object. Based on the voxel grid, the volumetric processing system generates a set of rendered patches each depicting at least a part of the surface of the object. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.

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


System and method for haptic mapping of a configurable virtual reality environment
Patent No. 11315332 

Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): EXPLORING, INC. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17062928 on 10/05/2020 (568 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for providing a configurable virtual reality environment comprises receiving virtual reality world implementation data that describes locations of structures within a virtual reality world from a customer at an input interface. The virtual reality world implementation data is mapped to a physical plan describing a physical implementation of the structures within the virtual reality world using a mapping controller. The physical plan provides indexing and reference points with respect to the physical implementation of the structures in the virtual reality word enabling the physical plan to define the structures in the real world using the mapping controller. Configurable hardware components necessary to build the physical implementation of the structures in the virtual reality world are determined responsive to the physical plan and a listing of available configurable hardware using a parts list controller. A parts list of the configurable hardware components necessary to build the physical implementation of the structures of the virtual reality world is generated using the parts list controller responsive to the determination. The customer is provided with the physical plan describing the physical implementation of the structures within the virtual reality world, the parts list and the configurable hardware components needed to build the physical plan.

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


Systems and methods for providing driving recommendations
Patent No. 11315421 

Inventor(s): Jianyu Su (Charlottesville, VA), Kyungtae Han (Palo Alto, CA), Roger D. Melen (Los Altos Hills, CA), Rui Guo (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16689255 on 11/20/2019 (888 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for providing driving recommendations are disclosed herein. One embodiment receives, at an ego vehicle, first vehicle data and first encoded information from one or more other vehicles; constructs, from the first vehicle data, graph data representing how the ego vehicle and the one or more other vehicles are spatially related; inputs the graph data, the first vehicle data, second vehicle data pertaining to the ego vehicle, and the first encoded information to a graph convolutional network that outputs second encoded information; inputs the second encoded information and previously stored encoded information to a recurrent neural network that outputs a set of parameters to a mixture model; predicts acceleration of the one or more other vehicles using the mixture model; and generates a driving recommendation for the ego vehicle based, at least in part, on the predicted acceleration of the one or more other vehicles.

[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]


Vehicle-to-vehicle sensor data sharing
Patent No. 11315427 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Risberg (Flower Mound, TX), Devang H. Parekh (Dallas, TX), Felipe G. Salles (Garland, TX), Louis Brugman (Frisco, TX), Nutonya L. Parker (Dallas, TX), Robert D. Slater (Murphy, TX), Shintaro Iwaasa (Frisco,
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16438199 on 06/11/2019 (1050 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of detecting a potential event via sensors on a transport, sending data related to the potential event to other transports within a predefined distance, storing the data at the transports and a server, and performing a transport operation response on the transports.

[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]


Mixed mode multiply and accumulate array
Patent No. 11315613 

Inventor(s): Sudipto Chakraborty (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Scully, Scott, Murphy Presser, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16806375 on 03/02/2020 (785 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for operating a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) are described. In an example, a device can receive a digital input. The device can generate a clock signal having frequency in radio frequency (RF) range. The device can combine the digital input with the clock signal to generate a first voltage signal. The device can convert the first voltage signal into a second voltage signal having at least two phases. The device can convert the second voltage signal into a current signal. The device can distribute the current signal to at least one current mode DAC.

[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)


DDR5 four-phase generator with improved metastability resistance
Patent No. 11315622 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Parthasarathy Gajapathy (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16834144 on 03/30/2020 (757 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-phase clock generator has a set of transistors, a first latch, and a second latch. The set of transistors may be arranged in a sense amplifier latch architecture, in which the set of transistors include a first inverter and a second inverter. The first inverter may provide a first phase data strobe signal and the second inverter may provide a second phase data strobe signal. The first latch and the second latch are coupled to the set of transistors. The set of transistors may receive a first portion of current at the first inverter and a second portion of current at the second inverter. The set of transistors may amplify the first portion of current in response to the first portion being greater than the second portion. The set of transistors may also drive the first phase data strobe signal using the amplified first portion.

[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)


Dynamic tier selection for program verify in nonvolatile memory
Patent No. 11315648 

Inventor(s): Dengtao Zhao (Los Gatos, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Yu-Chung Lien (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16915663 on 06/29/2020 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a memory controller configured to apply selected one or ones of the program verify voltage levels to a single tier of memory cells. A memory controller is configured to: program data into the plurality of memory cells; and perform a program verify operation across multiple voltage levels with a first voltage level of the program verify operation being applied to a single tier that represents all of the tiers in the memory group and a second voltage level of the program verify operation being applied to multiple tiers, wherein the first voltage level is less than the second voltage level. In embodiments, less than all of the tiers, e.g., two or four tiers, can be used in the program verify to represent all of the tires.

[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)


Next-generation molecular profiling
Patent No. 11315673 

Inventor(s): Anthony Helmstetter (Gilbert, AZ), Daniel Magee (Phoenix, AZ), David Spetzler (Paradise Valley, AZ), Jim Abraham (Gilbert, AZ), Wolfgang Michael Korn (Mill Valley, CA)
Assignee(s): Caris MPI, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17334483 on 05/28/2021 (333 days app to issue)

Abstract: Comprehensive molecular profiling provides a wealth of data concerning the molecular status of patient samples. Such data can be compared to patient response to treatments to identify biomarker signatures that predict response or non-response to such treatments. This approach has been applied to identify biomarker signatures that strongly correlate with response of colorectal cancer patients to FOLFOX. Described herein are data structures, data processing, and machine learning models to predict effectiveness of a treatment for a disease or disorder of a subject having a particular set of biomarkers, as well as an exemplary application of such a model to precision medicine, e.g., to methods for selecting a treatment based on a molecular profile, e.g., a treatment comprising administration of 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin combined with oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) or with irinotecan (FOLFIRI). NULL


System and method for securing a database by scrambling data
Patent No. 11316658 

Inventor(s): Manu J. Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16933382 on 07/20/2020 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system is configured for managing security of a database associated with an organization. A fingerprint of an authorized user is captured. The data is scrambled using a scrambling technique. A list of users authorized to access the data is received from the user. A descrambler key corresponding to the scrambling technique is generated. The descrambler key is associated with fingerprints and predetermined location coordinates of authorized users. The descrambler key is configured to descramble the data when authorized users attempt to access the data using their fingerprints at their corresponding location coordinates. The scrambled data is encrypted. The system determines whether a particular user attempting to access the data is authorized to access the data by validating a fingerprint and location coordinates of the particular user. If the particular user is authenticated, the descrambler key descrambles the data. The particular user is allowed to access the data.

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


Systems and methods for network analytics service automation
Patent No. 11316754 

Inventor(s): Ravi Potluri (Coppell, TX), Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16835717 on 03/31/2020 (756 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method may include identifying service requirements associated with a network service, identifying at least one analytics component to monitor the network service and identifying network functions to implement the network service. The method may also include deploying the network functions to monitor the network service, deploying the at least one analytics component and obtaining data associated with monitoring the network service. The method may further include forwarding, by the network functions, the data to the at least one analytics component and determining, by the least one analytics component, whether to take a control action with respect to the network service.

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


 

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Methods of making and bioelectronic applications of metalized graphene fibers
Patent No. 11311720 

Inventor(s): Maria Gonzalez Gonzalez (Dallas, TX), Mario Romero-Ortega (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX), University of Wollongong (Wollongong, , AU)
Law Firm: Nutter McClennen Fish LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16691309 on 11/21/2019 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods of making and applying metallized graphene fibers in bioelectronics applications. For example, platinized graphene fibers may be used as an implantable conductive suture for neural and neuro-muscular interfaces in chronic applications. In some embodiments, an implantable electrode includes a multi-layer graphene-fiber core, an insulative coating surrounding the multi-layer graphene-fiber core, and a metal layer disposed between the multi-layer graphene-fiber core and the insulative coating.

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


Semiconductor devices with graded dopant regions
Patent No. 11316014 

Inventor(s): G. R. Mohan Rao (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): GREENTHREAD, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17371839 on 07/09/2021 (291 days app to issue)

Abstract: Most semiconductor devices manufactured today, have uniform dopant concentration, either in the lateral or vertical device active (and isolation) regions. By grading the dopant concentration, the performance in various semiconductor devices can be significantly improved. Performance improvements can be obtained in application specific areas like increase in frequency of operation for digital logic, various power MOSFET and IGBT ICs, improvement in refresh time for DRAMs, decrease in programming time for nonvolatile memory, better visual quality including pixel resolution and color sensitivity for imaging ICs, better sensitivity for varactors in tunable filters, higher drive capabilities for iFETs, and a host of other applications.

[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]


Fuel cell stacks and methods for forming same for providing uniform fluid flow
Patent No. 11316174 

Inventor(s): Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Tsuyoshi Nomura (Novi, MI), Yuqing Zhou (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16746475 on 01/17/2020 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fuel cell stack for providing uniform fluid flow through a plurality of plates is provided. The fuel cell stack includes a plurality of plates that define a plurality of fuel cells stacked with each other, each plate having a fuel inlet hole for receiving fuel and a fuel outlet hole for discharging fuel. The fuel cell stack includes a fuel inlet insert extending into the fuel inlet hole of at least some of the plurality of plates. The fuel inlet insert has an upstream end and a downstream end relative to a direction of fuel flow through the fuel inlet holes. The upstream end of the fuel inlet insert has a porosity and permeability less than a porosity and permeability of the downstream end of the fuel inlet insert such that the fuel insert provides uniform fuel flow through the plurality of plates.

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


Adjustable antenna mount
Patent No. 11316244 

Inventor(s): Guilibaldo Ruiz (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17136502 on 12/29/2020 (483 days app to issue)

Abstract: An adjustable mount for an antenna includes: a generally vertical pole; a plurality of rails mounted adjacent the pole”s upper end, each of the rails including a cap with a mounting hole at its upper end; a mounting foundation having a base panel and a mounting platform positioned above the base panel, the base panel including a set of discontinuous slots extending at an oblique angle to a radius originating at a center point of the base panel; a plurality of threaded members inserted into the mounting hole of a respective one of the rails and one of the set of discontinuous slots to mount the mounting foundation above the upper end of the pole; and a plurality of nuts threaded onto a respective threaded member beneath the base panel. Rotation of the nut relative to the threaded member causes an overlying section of the base panel to move vertically.

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


Devices and methods for mitigating external passive intermodulation sources in base station antennas
Patent No. 11316267 

Inventor(s): Amit Kaistha (Coppell, TX), Michel Dembinski (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16675686 on 11/06/2019 (902 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure describes an antenna mount kit. The antenna mount kit includes an antenna mount and a pipe clamp coupled to the antenna mount. The pipe clamp includes a front shell half and a rear shell half, the front shell half and the rear shall half having a front shell half inner surface and a rear shell half inner surface configured to cooperate with each other such that the mounting structure can be secured within the pipe clamp, at least two threaded bolts, a plurality of washers, and a plurality of nuts. The antenna mount kit may further include at least two isolation fasteners. The front shell half inner surface and the rear shell half inner surface each include a plurality of jagged teeth formed of a non-metallic material, at least two front shell bolt apertures through the front shell half, and at least two rear shell half bolt apertures through the rear shell half. The front shell half bolt apertures align with the rear shell half bolt apertures when securing the mounting structure within the pipe clamp. Antenna mount assemblies and methods for reducing external passive intermodulation from an antenna mount kit are also provided.

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


Systems for thermo-electric actuation of base station antennas to support remote electrical tilt (RET) and methods of operating same
Patent No. 11316270 

Inventor(s): Michael Brobston (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16754577 on 10/01/2018 (1303 days app to issue)

Abstract: Base station antennas (BSAs) include at least one feed signal phase shifter having a variable length signal path therein, which provides an adjustable signal delay in response to mechanical actuation thereof. A thermo-electric actuator is provided to support remote electrical tilt operations by mechanically actuating the variable length signal path in response to an actuator drive signal. The thermo-electric actuator may include thermally-deformable components, such as SMA springs and wax motors.

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


Methods and apparatus for antenna signal limiter for radio frequency identification transponder
Patent No. 11316374 

Inventor(s): Ernst Georg Muellner (Munich, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16899123 on 06/11/2020 (684 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, an apparatus includes: at least one resonant circuit for receiving a radio frequency signal; a rectifier coupled to the resonant circuit to output a first rectified signal with a constant level portion and a portion matching a first portion of the radio frequency signal, and to output a second rectified signal having a constant level portion and a portion that matches a second portion of the radio frequency signal; a first limiter circuit to limit a voltage of the first rectified signal to a predetermined maximum voltage level; a second limiter circuit to limit the voltage of the second rectified signal to the predetermined maximum voltage level; a third limiter circuit to limit a voltage of the first rectified signal to a predetermined minimum voltage level; and a fourth limiter circuit to limit the voltage of the second rectified signal to the predetermined minimum voltage level.

[H02J] CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY (power supply circuits for apparatus for measuring X-radiation, gamma radiation, corpuscular radiation or cosmic radiation G01T 1/175; electric power supply circuits specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/00; for digital computers G06F 1/18; for discharge tubes H01J 37/248; circuits or apparatus for the conversion of electric power, arrangements for control or regulation of such circuits or apparatus H02M; interrelated control of several motors, control of a prime-mover/generator combination H02P; control of high-frequency power H03L; additional use of power line or power network for transmission of information H04B)


Adaptive bias control for a voltage regulator
Patent No. 11316420 

Inventor(s): Isha Agrawal (Bengaluru, , IN), Ramakrishna Ankamreddi (Bengaluru, , IN), Rohit Phogat (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17124599 on 12/17/2020 (495 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes first and second transistors, an adaptive bias current source circuit, and an adaptive resistance circuit. The first transistor has a control terminal and first and second current terminals. The control terminal of the first transistor being a first input to the circuit. The second transistor has a control terminal and first and second current terminals, and the control terminal of the second transistor is a second input to the circuit. The first and second inputs are differential inputs to the circuit. The adaptive bias current source circuit is coupled to the second current terminal of the first transistor. The adaptive resistance circuit is coupled between the second current terminal of the second transistor and the adaptive bias current source circuit.

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


Single stage frequency multiplier using different types of signal mixing modes
Patent No. 11316476 

Inventor(s): Sachin Kalia (Dallas, TX), Swaminathan Sankaran (Allen, TX), Tolga Dine (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17246425 on 04/30/2021 (361 days app to issue)

Abstract: A frequency multiplier includes an input section to receive a quadrature phase input signal having an input frequency, a mixer section coupled to the input section by a common mode node that forms a path for the common mode signal current to flow to the mixer section and magnetically coupled to the common mode node or capacitively coupled to the input section to generate a differential switching voltage at odd multiples of twice the input frequency, which switching voltage is applied to inputs of the mixer section, and an output section magnetically coupled to the mixer section, the output section being configured to generate an output voltage having a dominate frequency and sub-dominate frequencies spaced apart by the first multiple, the dominate frequency of the output voltage being a second multiple of the input frequency, where the second multiple is greater than the first multiple. Various arrangements are provided.

[H03D] DEMODULATION OR TRANSFERENCE OF MODULATION FROM ONE CARRIER TO ANOTHER (masers, lasers H01S; circuits capable of acting both as modulator and demodulator H03C, e.g. balanced modulators H03C 1/54; details applicable to both modulators and frequency-changers H03C; demodulating pulses which have been modulated with a continuously-variable signal H03K 9/00; transforming types of pulse modulation H03K 11/00; relay systems, e.g. repeater stations H04B 7/14; demodulators adapted for digitally modulated-carrier systems H04L 27/00; synchronous demodulators adapted for colour television H04N 9/66)


Delay based comparator
Patent No. 11316505 

Inventor(s): Rishi Soundararajan (Bengaluru, , IN), Visvesvaraya Pentakota (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17181073 on 02/22/2021 (428 days app to issue)

Abstract: An analog to digital converter (ADC) comprising: a delay circuit having a complementary signal output; a first comparator having an input coupled to the complementary signal output of the delay circuit, the first comparator having a first output and a second output; a first dummy comparator having a first dummy input coupled to the first output and a second dummy input coupled to the second output, the first dummy comparator having a dummy output; a first interpolation comparator having an interpolation output and a first interpolation input coupled to the first output; a second dummy comparator having an input coupled to the interpolation output; and a second interpolation comparator having a second interpolation input and a third interpolation input, the second interpolation input coupled to the interpolation output and the third interpolation input coupled to the dummy output.

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


Pulse width modulation (PWM) signal generator
Patent No. 11316507 

Inventor(s): David Hernandez (Fort Worth, TX), David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX), James Kelly Griffin (Garland, TX), Mohit Chawla (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17364489 on 06/30/2021 (300 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are provided herein for generating PWM signals. Furthermore, a direct-drive method is disclosed in which a PWM signal is generated as a differential signal made up of OUTP and OUTN signals, where OUTP is a copy of OUTN but shifted in time by half a period. The PWM signal is generated by passing each of an input period and an input duty cycle through corresponding sigma-delta circuits to generate a refined period and a refined duty cycle, respectively. In some example cases, a threshold mapper uses a lookup table (LUT) or similar mechanism to select timing thresholds for rise times and fall times for each of the OUTP and OUTN signals, where the timing thresholds are selected based on the refined period and the refined duty cycle. In some example cases, a pulse generator generates the OUTP and OUTN signals based on the timing thresholds.

[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]


Lookup-table-based analog-to-digital converter
Patent No. 11316525 

Inventor(s): Chirag Chandrahas Shetty (Thane, , IN), Eeshan Miglani (Chhindwara, , IN), Jagannathan Venkataraman (Bengaluru, , IN), Narasimhan Rajagopal (Chennai, , IN), Neeraj Shrivastava (Bengaluru, , IN), Prasanth K (Ottapalam, , IN), Visvesva
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17158526 on 01/26/2021 (455 days app to issue)

Abstract: An analog-to-digital converter system includes a digital-to-analog converter for generating calibration voltages based on digital input codes, and an analog-to-digital converter, connected to the digital-to-analog converter, for receiving the calibration voltages from the digital-to-analog converter, for receiving sampled voltages, for generating digital output codes based on the calibration voltages, and for generating digital output codes based on the sampled voltages. The analog-to-digital converter system may have a lookup table, connected to the analog-to-digital converter, for storing the first digital output codes in association with the digital input codes. A method of calibrating an analog-to-digital converter system is also disclosed.

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


Piecewise calibration for highly non-linear multi-stage analog-to-digital converter
Patent No. 11316526 

Inventor(s): Eeshan Miglani (Chhindwara, , IN), Narasimhan Rajagopal (Chennai, , IN), Visvesvaraya Appala Pentakota (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17126157 on 12/18/2020 (494 days app to issue)

Abstract: An analog-to-digital converter includes a voltage-to-delay device, such as a pre-amplifier array, for generating a delay signal based on a first voltage, and delay-based stages for generating digital signals based on the delay signal. In operation, the delay signal is transmitted to a first delay-based stage, or to an intermediate delay-based stage, bypassing the first delay-based stage, to overcome non-linearity of previous stages. If desired, different pre-amplifiers may be used to generate signals for calibration of different delay-based stages. The present disclosure may also involve converting to pseudo-static signals before signals are handed over to a calibration engine, to ease timing and preserve interface area and power. If desired, simple delay elements may be used to correct for non-linearity in a delay-based analog-to-digital converter. The present disclosure may be employed, if desired, in connection with any suitable cascade of non-linear stages.

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


High-resolution CSI reporting based on unequal bit allocation in advanced wireless communication systems
Patent No. 11316573 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16947623 on 08/10/2020 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for reporting a precoding matrix indicator (PMI). A user equipment (UE) includes a processor configured to generate a report for a PMI. The report includes (i) a wideband amplitude coefficient indicator that is common for a plurality of subbands configured for reporting and (ii) a subband amplitude coefficient indicator and a subband phase coefficient indicator for each of the subbands. The UE further includes a transceiver operably connected to the processor. The transceiver configured to transmit the generated report for the PMI to a base station.

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Transmission of control channel and data channels for coverage enhancements
Patent No. 11316621 

Inventor(s): Ying Li (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16780779 on 02/03/2020 (813 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for a base station to transmit and for a User Equipment (UE) to receive repetitions of an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH). Time and frequency resources for EPDCCH repetitions are defined together with restrictions in time resources to provide UE power savings. Time and frequency resources are also defined for repetitions of a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) transmission and for repetitions of a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission. Methods and apparatus are also provided for the UE to transmit and for the base station to receive acknowledgement information in repetitions of a physical uplink shared channel (PUCCH).

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for RMSI reception from a neighboring cell
Patent No. 11316645 

Inventor(s): Hongbo Si (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16947402 on 07/30/2020 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus of a UE in a wireless communication system supporting a shared spectrum channel access is provided. The method and apparatus comprises: identifying a frequency location of a synchronization signals and physical broadcast channel (SS/PBCH) block; receiving the SS/PBCH block; determining whether the frequency location of the SS/PBCH block corresponds to a global synchronization channel number (GSCN) of a synchronization raster entry; and determining an offset as a sum of a first offset and a second offset, if the frequency location of the SS/PBCH block does not correspond to the GSCN of the synchronization raster entry, wherein the offset is a difference from a smallest resource block (RB) index of a control resource set (CORESET) for Type0 physical downlink control channel (Type0-PDCCH) common search space (CSS) set to a smallest RB index of a common RB overlapping with a first RB of the SS/PBCH block.

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


Accelerated encryption and decryption of files with shared secret and method therefor
Patent No. 11316671 

Inventor(s): Townsend J Smith, III (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Viasat, Inc. (Carlsbad, CA)
Law Firm: Holland Hart LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15738558 on 06/22/2016 (2134 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium for sharing protected content, comprising instruction stored thereon. When executed on a processor, the instruction performs steps of deriving a shared secret, processing the shared secret using a secure hash algorithm 256 cryptographic hash to produce a primary encryption key, and encrypting a secondary encryption key using the primary encryption key. When the shared secret is derived between a private key and a public key of a first user, encrypting the protected content using the secondary encryption key, and transmitting the encrypted protected content to a server to be accessed by the second user. When the shared secret is derived between the private key of the first user and a public key of a second user, transmitting the secondary encryption key to the second user. The second user uses the secondary encryption key to decrypt the encrypted protected content on the server.

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


Multi-services application gateway and system employing the same
Patent No. 11316688 

Inventor(s): Alvin R. McQuarters (Euless, TX), Amir Ansari (Plano, TX), George A. Cowgill (Farmersville, TX), Jude P. Ramayya (Richardson, TX), Ramprakash Masina (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): KIP PROD P1 LP (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17077964 on 10/22/2020 (551 days app to issue)

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

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


Low power methods for signal processing blocks in ethernet PHY
Patent No. 11316707 

Inventor(s): Gaurav Aggarwal (New Delhi, , IN), Kalpesh Laxmanbhai Rajai (Bangalore, , IN), Raghu Ganesan (Bangalore, , IN), Rallabandi V Lakshmi Annapurna (Bangalore, , IN), Saravanakkumar Radhakrishnan (Aruppukottai, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17199142 on 03/11/2021 (411 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving an input signal at a filter, where the filter includes a plurality of filter taps, and where each of a first filter tap and a second filter tap has a weighting coefficient. The method also includes shutting down the first filter tap based on the weighting coefficient of the first filter tap being below a threshold and the weighting coefficient of the second filter tap being below the threshold, where the second filter tap is next to the first filter tap.

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


Apparatus and method for signaling of zero padding bins in fronthaul interface
Patent No. 11316720 

Inventor(s): Sanil Rama Chandran (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17143736 on 01/07/2021 (474 days app to issue)

Abstract: A control plane section type message indicates a section extension message that includes a field numZeroPadBin indicating a number of zero padded bins to be added after a symbol indicated by a section header of the control plane section type message for FFT/iFFT. The control plane section type message may be one of a Section Type 1 message, a Section Type 3 message, or a Section Type 5 message, and may be associated with a MBSFN subframe. The value of the numZeroPadBin field is determined based on SCS, FFT size and CP combination of NCP/ECP in a subframe or and a slot.

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


EMS resolution of split-brain virtual network function components
Patent No. 11316729 

Inventor(s): Keith William Melkild (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17033724 on 09/26/2020 (577 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include a system, comprising one or more of receiving a virtual network function component instance (VNFCI) status notification resumption message with an active state when a peer VNFCI operational state is active, retrieving a timestamp of a VNFCI state change to an active state from an element VNFCI state database, retrieving a timestamp of a peer VNFCI state change to active from an element VNFCI state database, sending one or more of: a request to a virtual network function manager (VNFM) to determine if the VNFCI network is isolating while an operating state was active, and a request to the VNFM to determine if the peer VNFCI network is isolating while an operating state was active, sending a state change request with standby state to the peer VNFCI when the VNFCI is not network isolated and the peer VNFCI is network isolated, and a VNFM response is received regarding the VNFCI, a timeout response from the VNFM, and a VNFM response is received regarding the peer VNFCI, and sending a state change request with standby to the VNFCI with one or more of: the VNFCI network isolate and peer VNFCI is not network isolated, and the VNFCI is network isolated or the peer VNFCI is not network isolated, and the VNFCI is not network isolated and the peer VNFCI is network isolated and the VNFCI is in preferred standby.

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


Cross-stratum optimization protocol across an interface between the service stratum and the transport stratum
Patent No. 11316730 

Inventor(s): Yangsong Xia (Richardson, TX), Young Lee (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16206705 on 11/30/2018 (1243 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprising an application cross-stratum optimization (CSO) gateway (ACG) coupled to an application layer that handles a plurality of servers, a network CSO gateway (NCG) coupled to a network layer that handles a plurality of network nodes and configured to communicate with the ACG using a CSO protocol (CSOP), and a CSO interface established between the ACG and the NCG that enables the exchange of a plurality of CSOP messages to allow joint application-network resource allocation, provisioning, and optimization. Also disclosed is a network apparatus implemented method comprising sending a user profile from a user plane to an application plane, sending an application profile from the application plane to a network plane via a CSO interface between an ACG and a NCG, and sending network capability information from the network plane to the application plane via the CSO interface.

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


System and method for service level agreement assurance in transport domain
Patent No. 11316793 

Inventor(s): Kalyani Bogineni (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16878014 on 05/19/2020 (707 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a system, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which an adaptive packet scheduling and policy service is provided. The adaptive packet scheduling and policy service may provide adaptive packet scheduling in a transport domain of a network based on adaptive packet scheduling policies and network information. The adaptive packet scheduling and policy service may be applied to assured network services. The adaptive packet scheduling and policy service may also provide transport domain budgeting based on service level agreement violations associated with transport devices in the transport domain.

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


VNFM resolution of split-brain virtual network function components
Patent No. 11316803 

Inventor(s): Keith William Melkild (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16909900 on 06/23/2020 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include a system, comprising one or more of receiving a VNFCI status notification resumption with an active state, retrieving a timestamp of the VNFCI state change to active, retrieving a timestamp of a peer VNFCI state change to active, checking with a VIM to determine if the VNFCI network isolated while active, checking with the VIM to determine if the peer VNFCI network isolated while active, sending a first state change request message with standby to the peer VNFCI when one or more of: the peer VNFCI was network isolated, and the VNFCI was not network isolated, sending a second state change request message with standby to the peer VNFCI when one or more of: the VNFCI is not the preferred standby instance, and the peer VNFCI was not network isolated, and the VNFCI was not network isolated, starting a first retry timer for the peer VNFCI when one or more of: the first state change request message is sent, and the second state change request message is sent, sending a third state change request message with standby to the VNFCI when one or more of: the VNFCI is the preferred standby instance, and the peer VNFCI was network isolated, and the VNFCI was network isolated, sending a fourth state change request message with standby to the VNFCI when one or more of: the peer VNFCI was not network isolated, and the VNFCI was network isolated, and starting a second retry timer for the VNFCI when one or more of: the third state change request message is sent,

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


System and method of utilizing remote information handling systems to securely store files
Patent No. 11316840 

Inventor(s): Brandon Grooters (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16850766 on 04/16/2020 (740 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, one or more methods, and/or one or more processes may: receive, by a first information handling system (IHS), one or more client files of a web application; receive a binary module; populate a document object model (DOM) with content of the web application; receive first user input via a first node of the DOM; receive an encrypted file and a first portion of a symmetric encryption key from a second IHS; receive second user input via a second node of the DOM; execute a binary module; provide the second user input to the binary module; determine a second portion of the symmetric encryption key based at least on the second user input; combine the first and second portions of the symmetric encryption key to obtain the symmetric encryption key; and decrypt the encrypted file to obtain the file.

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


Wearable device detection of life threatening events
Patent No. 11317269 

Inventor(s): Sean Donnelly (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): T-MOBILE USA, INC. (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16953710 on 11/20/2020 (522 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for triggering an emergency call based on sensor data indicative of the response of a number of users in a given location to a possible emergency situation are provided. In an example computer-implemented method, an indication of data captured by respective sensors associated with each of a plurality of individuals in a geographic area may be received, and an indication that each of the plurality of individuals is reacting to a possible dangerous situation in the geographic area may be determined based on the data captured by the respective sensors associated with each of the plurality of individuals. A communication connection may be established with an emergency services dispatcher to facilitate dispatching emergency services to the geographic area based on the indication that each of the plurality of individuals is reacting to the possible dangerous situation in the geographic area.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for securing communication between a native application and an embedded hybrid component on an electronic device
Patent No. 11317288 

Inventor(s): Gayathri Sundar (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig LLP (19 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16658678 on 10/21/2019 (918 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for securing communication may include: (1) receiving, at the authorization platform and from a hybrid browser component of a computer application, an encrypted payload comprising an authentication code, a bundle identifier, and an application unique identifier; (2) registering, by the authorization platform, a username for a user; (3) receiving, at the authentication framework and from the computer application, the username and the encrypted payload; (4) receiving, at the authentication framework, user login credentials from the user; (5) validating, by the authentication framework, the user login credentials; (6) passing, by the authentication framework to the authorization platform, the encrypted payload; (6) comparing, by the authorization platform the encrypted payload received from the computer application to the encrypted payload received from the authentication framework; and (8) accepting, by the authentication framework, the encrypted payload and tying the process to the computer application.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for detecting interference probability within a radio frequency band
Patent No. 11317304 

Inventor(s): Brian A. Ward (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16948566 on 09/23/2020 (580 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive location information associated with a fixed service satellite station (receiver) configured to communicate via a first radio frequency (RF) band. The device may obtain historical communication data associated with the location and relating to previous communications conducted via a second RF band, of user equipment (UEs). The historical communication data may include historical signal power measurements of the previous communications. The device may adjust the historical signal power measurements to model estimated signal power measurements relating to a UE to communicating via a first RF band. The device may determine, based on the estimated signal power measurements, an interference score associated with a probability of a UE interfering with the receiver when communicating, via a first RF band, with a base station.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Self configuring and optimization of cell neighbors in wireless telecommunications networks
Patent No. 11317327 

Inventor(s): Harald Kallin (Sollentuna, , SE), Johan Moe (Mantorp, , SE)
Assignee(s): Unwired Planet, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16996520 on 08/18/2020 (616 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile terminal assists in the updating of a neighbor cell list associated with a first cell of a wireless telecommunications network. The list comprises elements that identify other cells that have a neighbor cell relationship with the first cell. The mobile terminal comprises a radio transceiver; and a controller coupled to the radio transceiver.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for wireless power control
Patent No. 11317355 

Inventor(s): Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Qian Cheng (Naperville, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16872975 on 05/12/2020 (714 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) includes receiving at least one of a configuration of a first group of one or more downlink (DL) signals, a configuration of a second group of one or more open-loop power control (PC) parameters, a configuration of a third group of one or more closed-loop PC parameters, or a configuration of a fourth group of one or more loop states, receiving a configuration of a PC setting, wherein the PC setting is associated with at least one of a subset of the first group, a subset of the second group, a subset of the third group, or a subset of the fourth group, selecting a transmit power level in accordance with the PC setting and a pathloss, wherein the pathloss is determined in accordance with a DL reference signal (SS) and a synchronization signal (SS).

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


RAN paging handling
Patent No. 11317374 

Inventor(s): Jayshree Bharatia (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd. (Beijing, , CN)
Law Firm: Arch Lake LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17109549 on 12/02/2020 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: A second base station receives, from a first base station, a radio access network (RAN) paging message for a wireless device. The RAN paging message comprises a parameter indicating whether the wireless device is allowed to access a non-closed access group (CAG) cell. The second base station sends a second paging message via a cell determined based on the cell being the non-CAG cell and the parameter indicating that the wireless device is allowed to access a non-CAG cell.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for downlink and uplink multi-beam operation
Patent No. 11317412 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16902179 on 06/15/2020 (680 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) comprises receiving configuration information including multiple transmission configuration indicator (TCI) states, and receiving a beam indication indicating a TCI state from the multiple TCI states. The TCI state indicates a beam for each of N entities (E[subscript]1[/subscript], E[subscript]2[/subscript], . . . E[subscript]N[/subscript]), and the TCI state comprises a TCI state ID and up to N+1 components (A[subscript]0[/subscript], A[subscript]1[/subscript], A[subscript]2[/subscript], . . . , A[subscript]N[/subscript]), where A[subscript]0 [/subscript]comprises common components for all entities, and for each n[1, 2, . . . , N], A[subscript]n [/subscript]comprises specific components for entity E[subscript]n[/subscript], and components A[subscript]0 [/subscript]and A[subscript]n [/subscript]together indicate the beam for entity E[subscript]n[/subscript]. The method includes determining the beam for each of N entities (E[subscript]1[/subscript], E[subscript]2[/subscript], . . . E[subscript]N[/subscript]) indicated by the TCI state, and transmitting an uplink (UL) transmission or receiving a downlink (DL) transmission based on the beam for each of N entities (E[subscript]1[/subscript], E[subscript]2[/subscript], . . . E[subscript]N[/subscript]).

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for processing scheduling assignments in a communication system
Patent No. 11317434 

Inventor(s): Aris Papasakellariou (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Unwired Planet International Limited (Dublin, , IE)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16886914 on 05/29/2020 (697 days app to issue)

Abstract: A determination is made whether each predetermined bit of a plurality of predetermined bits of a Semi-Persistent Scheduling (SPS) scheduling assignment for a user equipment (UE) has a respective predetermined value required to validate the SPS scheduling assignment. In circumstances where each predetermined bit of the plurality of predetermined bits of a Semi-Persistent Scheduling (SPS) scheduling assignment is determined to have a respective predetermined value required to validate the SPS scheduling assignment, an action corresponding to SPS is performed. In circumstances where at least one predetermined bit of the plurality of predetermined bits of an SPS scheduling assignment is determined to fail to have a respective predetermined value required to validate the SPS scheduling assignment, the SPS scheduling assignment is discarded and the action is not performed.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Double-sided, high-density network fabrication
Patent No. 11317505 

Inventor(s): Douglas R. Gentry (Plano, TX), Sankerlingam Rajendran (Plano, TX), Thang D. Nguyen (Wylie, TX), Walter B. Aschenbeck, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17178945 on 02/18/2021 (432 days app to issue)

Abstract: A conductive network fabrication process is provided and includes filling a hole formed in a substrate with dielectric material, laminating films of the dielectric material on either side of the substrate, opening a through-hole through the dielectric material at the hole, depositing a conformal coating of dielectric material onto an interior surface of the through-hole and executing seed layer metallization onto the conformal coating in the through-hole to form a seed layer extending continuously along an entire length of the through-hole.

[H05K] PRINTED CIRCUITS; CASINGS OR CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS OF ELECTRIC APPARATUS; MANUFACTURE OF ASSEMBLAGES OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS (details of instruments or comparable details of other apparatus not otherwise provided for G12B; thin-film or thick-film circuits H01L 27/01, H01L 27/13; non-printed means for electric connections to or between printed circuits H01R; casings for, or constructional details of, particular types of apparatus, see the relevant subclasses; processes involving only a single technical art, e.g. heating, spraying, for which provision exists elsewhere, see the relevant classes)


Apparatus for an inductor disposed in a band for method of heat dispersion
Patent No. 11317545 

Inventor(s): Matthew Wilkowski (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): MODULAR POWER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (Sunnyvale, CA)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17495190 on 10/06/2021 (202 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include an apparatus having a band including a high thermally conductive material is disposed at least partially around an inductor.

[H05K] PRINTED CIRCUITS; CASINGS OR CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS OF ELECTRIC APPARATUS; MANUFACTURE OF ASSEMBLAGES OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS (details of instruments or comparable details of other apparatus not otherwise provided for G12B; thin-film or thick-film circuits H01L 27/01, H01L 27/13; non-printed means for electric connections to or between printed circuits H01R; casings for, or constructional details of, particular types of apparatus, see the relevant subclasses; processes involving only a single technical art, e.g. heating, spraying, for which provision exists elsewhere, see the relevant classes)


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Patent No. D949687 

Inventor(s): Joseph R. Flaherty (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29672762 on 12/08/2018 (1235 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Balance
Patent No. D949723 

Inventor(s): Brittany Goerig (Midlothian, TX)
Assignee(s): hand2mind, Inc. (Vernon Hills, IL)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29760755 on 12/03/2020 (509 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ring apparatus
Patent No. D949732 

Inventor(s): Jerry Skinner (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Jeff Williams PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29672424 on 12/05/2018 (1238 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ring apparatus
Patent No. D949733 

Inventor(s): Jerry Skinner (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Jeff Williams PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29691023 on 05/13/2019 (1079 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Combine harvester concave threshing bar
Patent No. D949930 

Inventor(s): Brian G. Robertson (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Sam Sokhansanj PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29670114 on 11/13/2018 (1260 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle wheel
Patent No. D949982 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS, L.P. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29696558 on 06/28/2019 (1033 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Dispenser housing
Patent No. D950019 

Inventor(s): Stephen William O”Brien (Fort Worth, TX), Todd Michael Coleman (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): AC Avalanche LLC (Valley View, OH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29733001 on 04/29/2020 (727 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A