Dallas Invents: 122 Patents Granted for Week of Aug. 11

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 14 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
Accenture's rendering virtual objects in 3D environments
AirWay Technologies' apparatus for improved breathing
• Amazon's parallelized forensic analysis using cloud-based servers
• Oceus Networks' secure network enrollment
 REWARDSTYLE's screenshot linking
• VPay's payment card reconciliation
• Toyota's agreement acceptance for vehicle platooning

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 Aug. 11, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

122 patents granted    Ranked No. 14 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP  LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 19
Sandisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 9
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc.(Plano) 8
Futurewei Technologies (Plano) 7

UNASSIGNED 5


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell) 2
Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney) 2
Jason Hoover (Grapevine) 2
John Richard McCullough (Weatherford) 2
Micah Price (Plano) 2
Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle) 2
Qiaochu Tang (The Colony) 2
Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay (Allen) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

162 days
Animal bathing and grooming glove
Patent No. D0893111-S1
Inventor: Jay Michaelson (Mansfield)
Assignee: HandsOn Equine (Mansfield)

2,973 days
Rectangular via for ensuring via yield in the absence of via redundancy
Patent No. 10741489-B2
Inventor: James Walter Blatchford (Richardson) Patent
Assignee: Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Magnetic wreath hanger
Patent No. 10736273 

Inventor(s): Jeffery J. Kacines (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16034063 on 07/12/2018 (761 days app to issue)

Abstract: A magnetic hanger attachable to a magnet attracting surface for hanging an item therefrom. The magnetic hanger includes a frame to which one or more magnets are attached. The frame includes a hook for hanging the item therefrom. A back of the magnetic hanger is magnetically attracted to the magnet attracting surface. The peripheral edge of the hanger includes a rim formed around the frame. The rim is spaced from the back of the frame so that when the magnetic hanger is being attached to the magnet attracting surface, there is a space around the rim to partially insert the user”s finger tips so that they are not pinched when the magnet(s) are pulled toward the magnet attracting surface. The spaced rim also facilitates the removal of the magnetic hanger from the magnet attracting surface. The frame can be formed with a channel therearound to provide strength so that the frame does not flex during removal of the magnetic hanger from the magnet attracting surface.

[A01G] HORTICULTURE; CULTIVATION OF VEGETABLES, FLOWERS, RICE, FRUIT, VINES, HOPS, OR SEAWEED; FORESTRY; WATERING (picking of fruits, vegetables, hops, or the like A01D 46/00; plant reproduction by tissue culture techniques A01H 4/00; devices for topping or skinning onions or flower bulbs A23N 15/08; propagating unicellular algae C12N 1/12; plant cell culture C12N 5/00)


Foldable footwear device
Patent No. 10736376 

Inventor(s): Thelma Anderson (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Patentfile, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16153145 on 10/05/2018 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: A foldable footwear device may include a fore sole, having a fore upper surface and a fore lower surface, and an aft sole, having an aft upper surface and an aft lower surface. A hinge may pivotally couple the fore sole to the aft sole. The hinge may be configured to enable the fore sole and the aft sole to be moved between a planar position in which the fore upper surface and the aft upper surface may be substantially parallel and continuous with each other and a folded position in which the fore lower surface and aft lower surface may be contacting each other. A fore distal fastener may be coupled to the fore sole, and an aft distal fastener may be coupled to the aft sole. The fore distal fastener may removably engage with the aft distal fastener to secure the device in the folded position.

[A43B] CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR


Display shelf lock box
Patent No. 10736438 

Inventor(s): Ansh B. Jhaveri (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): VIRA Insight, LLC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Dan Brown Law Office (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16788883 on 02/12/2020 (181 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lock box useful to secure products in a display shelving system. The lock box is configured with first, second, third, and fourth quadrantal sub-frames that are combined into a rectangular frame unit. Each of the quadrantal sub-frames includes corresponding left-face and right-face quarter-panels, which adjustably and overlappingly and engage one another to form corresponding left and right sidewalls, which enables selectable adjustment of the height and depth of the frame unit. A hinge coupled along the front face of the frame unit, and a door that comprises an adjustable height first and second portion engages the hinge. A lock mechanism is disposed between the door and the frame unit to secure the door in a closed position.

[A47F] SPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS, OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS


Accuracy of heart rate estimation from photoplethysmographic (PPG) signals
Patent No. 10736575 

Inventor(s): Sarma Sundareswara Gunturi (Bangalore, , IN), Sunil Chomal (Singapore, , SG)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16166195 on 10/22/2018 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure provides a heart rate monitor (HRM) circuit. The HRM circuit includes an analog front end (AFE). The AFE receives a Photoplethysmographic (PPG) signal, and generates a fine PPG signal. A motion cancellation circuit is coupled to the AFE, and receives the fine PPG signal and an accelerometer signal. The motion cancellation circuit subtracts the accelerometer signal from the fine PPG signal to generate a coarse heart rate. A peak detector is coupled to the motion cancellation circuit and the AFE, and generates an instantaneous heart rate. A filter is coupled to the peak detector, and generates an estimated heart rate from the instantaneous heart rate, the estimated heart rate is provided as a feedback to the peak detector.

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


Apparatus for improved breathing
Patent No. 10736770 

Inventor(s): Alastair Edwin McAuley (Warkworth, , NZ), W. Keith Thornton (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): AirWay Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15173302 on 06/03/2016 (1530 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one embodiment, an apparatus for improved breathing is provided. The apparatus may include an improved oral appliance, an improved mask, an improved coupler to couple an oral appliance to a mask, and/or a combination of these improvements.

[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]


Compositions for sensitive skin
Patent No. 10736837 

Inventor(s): David Gan (Southlake, TX), Linda Hart (Dallas, TX), Michelle Hines (Hickory Creek, TX), Milagros Sanchez (Dallas, TX), Patricia Jacoby (Dallas, TX), Tiffany Carle (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16234028 on 12/27/2018 (593 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for their use that include a combination of hydrolyzed algin, escin, [i]Ruscus aculeatus [/i]root extract, ammonium glycyrrhizate, [i]Centella asiatica [/i]extract, hydrolyzed yeast protein, and [i]Calendula officinalis [/i]flower extract.

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


Therapy planning
Patent No. 10737116 

Inventor(s): Amit Ramakant Sawant (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX), KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Eindhoven, , NL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14910008 on 07/29/2014 (2205 days app to issue)

Abstract: When reducing radiation dose to healthy tissue near a target volume, a 4D motion model ([b]52[/b]) of a target volume is generated during CT scan data acquisition. The target volume is tracked, and tracked target volume position information ([b]43[/b]) is provided to a motion estimation tool ([b]48[/b]). Motion parameter information ([b]60[/b]) output from the motion estimation tool is linked to motion phases of the target volume indicated by CT scan data. A dynamic planned target volume (PTV) ([b]64[/b]) that covers the target volume in each motion phase is generated and linked to tracked motion parameters for each respective motion phase. A radiation dose is delivered to the PTV for each motion phase using the linked motion parameters and real-time tracking information.

[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]


Golf clubs and golf club heads having interchangeable rear body members
Patent No. 10737149 

Inventor(s): Robert M. Boyd (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16428788 on 05/31/2019 (438 days app to issue)

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

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


Collaborative gaming
Patent No. 10737180 

Inventor(s): Alexander Noland (North Richland Hills, TX), Connor Pickens (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15617702 on 06/08/2017 (1160 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for collaborative gaming are described herein. In some embodiments, a system comprises a computer system. The computer system comprises at least one processor and a memory coupled to the at least one processor. The memory stores program instructions are executable by the at least one processor to cause the computer system to perform tasks. The tasks include enabling a first user, via a first gaming device, to initiate a gaming session of a gaming application using an account of the first user, enabling a second user, via a second gaming device distinct from the first gaming device, to join the initiated gaming session; and enabling the second user, via the second gaming device, to engage in game-play in the initiated gaming session on behalf of the first user. The second user engages in the game-play using the account of the first user.

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


 

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

Assembly with pivotable hopper and shaker
Patent No. 10737202 

Inventor(s): Dan Sharpe (Haslet, TX), Mike Bliss (Ponder, TX)
Assignee(s): Wyo-Ben, Inc. (Billings, MT)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer, L.L.P. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15276611 on 09/26/2016 (1415 days app to issue)

Abstract: A combined hopper and shaker assembly which can be used at least in processing excavation or other remains. The assembly features a hopper that can be pivoted (through operation of a hoist/sling) to cause the contents of the hopper to be fed via gravity through an exit chute onto the shaker. The hopper includes splash guards or sidewalls on the portions thereof that are proximate the pivot axis and an internal shape along the exit chute so as to guide the contents of the hopper toward the exit chute.

[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]


Elastically deformable component providing indication of proper fluid filter installation and related methods
Patent No. 10737204 

Inventor(s): Jorge Alejandro Narvaez (Rowlett, TX), Russell Sydney Axsom (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): DV Industries, LLC (Rowlett, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15816129 on 11/17/2017 (998 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus having a bottom assembly for interfacing to connect the bottom assembly to a second structure, having a deformable element that, when sufficient force is applied via the process of attaching the bottom assembly to the second structure, and at an appropriate value of axial compression or pressure, passes from a stable state, through a rapid shape transformation to a second state via a regime of reduced resistance to deformation, creating a tactile or audible indication that the apparatus has been properly installed. The deformable element may be joined to the apparatus using a circumferential insertion ring by friction fit or spring fit, may be inserted inwardly of a sealing surface and may adhere magnetically to the second structure to facilitate installation.

[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]


Nutplate preparation laser system
Patent No. 10737303 

Inventor(s): David Haynes Coleman (Fort Worth, TX), Michael Bryan Stoddard (Fort Worth, TX), Steven E. Twaddle (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15631001 on 06/23/2017 (1145 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a laser configured to conduct a cleaning cycle that includes producing a laser beam capable of cleaning a faying surface of each of a plurality of nutplates, and conducting a first pass to clean each of the faying surfaces, wherein the laser is at a first position having a first angle relative to an axis orthogonal to the faying surfaces during the first pass. The system also includes a nutplate tray configured to hold the plurality of nutplates such that each faying surface is oriented such that the laser beam is capable of contacting each faying surface at least once during the cleaning cycle.

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


Dynamic shading systems
Patent No. 10737557 

Inventor(s): Justin Chow (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: 16025501 on 07/02/2018 (771 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, a dynamic shading system of a vehicle includes one or more occupant sensors, a window configured for dynamic shading, and a control unit communicatively coupled to the one or more occupant sensors and the window. The one or more occupant sensors are configured to output a signal indicative of a position of each of one or more occupants within the vehicle. The control unit executes logic to shade areas of the window based on the position of each of the one or more occupants in order to shade each of the one or more occupants in accordance with a shade preference of each of the one or more occupants.

[B60J] WINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES (fastening, suspending, closing, or opening of such devices E05)


Cloaking devices
Patent No. 10737623 

Inventor(s): Chengang Ji (Ann Arbor, MI), Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Mayu Takagi (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15435996 on 02/17/2017 (1271 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one or more embodiments described herein, a cloaking device may comprise a first mirror, a second mirror, a third mirror, and a fourth mirror. The cloaking device may further comprise a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, and a fourth lens. Each of the first lens, the second lens, the third lens, and the fourth lens may be achromatic cylindrical lenses, or each of the first lens, the second lens, the third lens, and the fourth lens may be acylindrical lenses.

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


Aircraft having single-axis gimbal mounted propulsion systems
Patent No. 10737765 

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: 15972461 on 05/07/2018 (827 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft has an airframe with a distributed thrust array attached thereto that includes a plurality of propulsion assemblies each of which is independently controlled by a flight control system. Each propulsion assembly includes a housing with a gimbal coupled thereto and operable to tilt about a single axis. A propulsion system is coupled to and operable to tilt with the gimbal. The propulsion system includes an electric motor having an output drive and a rotor assembly having a plurality of rotor blades that rotate in a rotational plane to generate thrust having a thrust vector with a magnitude in the longitudinal direction. Actuation of each gimbal is operable to tilt the respective propulsion system relative to the airframe in the longitudinal direction to change the rotational plane of the respective rotor assembly relative to the airframe, thereby controlling the magnitude of the respective thrust vector in the longitudinal direction.

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


Apparatus and method for roll moment equalization at high advance ratios for rotary wing aircraft
Patent No. 10737776 

Inventor(s): Walter Gerd Oskar Sonneborn (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Skyworks Global Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT)
Law Firm: The Watson IP Group, PLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15904726 on 02/26/2018 (897 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for equalizing rolling moments at high advance ratios is disclosed including impelling an aircraft in a forward direction at an airspeed by means of a thrust source and rotating a rotor of the aircraft at an angular velocity with respect to the airspeed effective to cause a positive total lift on each blade due to air flow over the blades in the retreating direction when the blade is moving in the retreating direction. The rotor includes an even number of blades placed at equal angular intervals around the rotor hub. One or both of cyclic pitch and rotor angle of attack are adjusted such that a rolling moment of the retreating blade due to reverse air flow is between 0.3 and 0.7 times a rolling moment on the advancing blade due to lift.

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


Two-axis gimbal mounted propulsion systems for aircraft
Patent No. 10737778 

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: 15972448 on 05/07/2018 (827 days app to issue)

Abstract: A propulsion assembly for an aircraft includes a housing having a gimbal coupled thereto that is operable to tilt about first and second axes. A propulsion system is coupled to and operable to tilt with the gimbal. The propulsion system includes an electric motor having an output drive and a rotor assembly having a plurality of rotor blades. The rotor assembly is rotatable with the output drive of the electric motor in a rotational plane to generate thrust having a thrust vector with a direction. The first axis of the gimbal is orthogonal to the second axis of the gimbal. Actuation of the gimbal tilts the propulsion system relative to the housing to change the rotational plane of the rotor assembly relative to the housing, thereby controlling the direction of the thrust vector within a thrust vector cone.

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


Distributed propulsion system for vertical take off and landing closed wing aircraft
Patent No. 10737786 

Inventor(s): Andrew James Zahasky (North Richland Hills, TX), Carlos Alexander Fenny (Fort Worth, TX), Rohn Lee Olson (Hurst, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15593575 on 05/12/2017 (1187 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft includes a closed wing, a fuselage at least partially disposed within a perimeter of the closed wing, and one or more spokes coupling the closed wing to the fuselage. A plurality of hydraulic or electric motors are disposed within or attached to the closed wing, fuselage or spokes in a distributed configuration. A propeller is proximate to a leading edge of the closed wing or spokes and operably connected to each hydraulic or electric motor. A source of hydraulic or electric power is disposed within or attached to the closed wing, fuselage or spokes and coupled to each hydraulic or electric motor disposed within or attached to the closed wing, fuselage or spokes. A controller is coupled to each hydraulic or electric motor, and one or more processors communicably coupled to each controller that control an operation and speed of the plurality of hydraulic or electric motors.

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


Closure assembly for use with a container
Patent No. 10737875 

Inventor(s): Joshua Boggs (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): Four Strong IP, LLC (Pittsboro, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16751170 on 01/23/2020 (201 days app to issue)

Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter is directed to a closure assembly for use with a container (e.g., an aerosol can). The closure assembly includes a skirt and a protective cap. In some embodiments, a lock feature temporarily attaches the protective cap to the container and increases a force required for a user to remove the protective cap. In some embodiments, an inner lock opening of the skirt is configured to be registered with an outer lock opening to receive a locking element therethrough. In some embodiments, a set screw is positioned in the skirt to selectively allow or inhibit relative rotation between the skirt and the protective cap. In some embodiments, a biasing element selectively allows or inhibits engagement of threads of the protective cap with the threads of the skirt depending upon application of an axial force to overcome a biasing force of the biasing element.

[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


 

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

Compounds for therapeutic use
Patent No. 10738018 

Inventor(s): Laurent Gomez (San Diego, CA), Mark Eben Massari (Ramona, CA)
Assignee(s): Dart Neuroscience, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens Olson and Bear LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15972966 on 05/07/2018 (827 days app to issue)

Abstract:

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


GLS1 inhibitors for treating disease
Patent No. 10738043 

Inventor(s): Naphtali Reyna (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16152901 on 10/05/2018 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract:

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


F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Flush power slide door handle
Patent No. 10738513 

Inventor(s): Frank A. Richards (Michigan Center, MI), Hideto Suzuki (New Hudson, MI), Takahiro Iwama (Yatomi, , JP), Tarakorn Soonthornwinate (Ann Arbor, MI), Yoshiki Ishikawa (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15627830 on 06/20/2017 (1148 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flush mounted handle assembly for a vehicle is provided, operable with both power and manual modes of opening and closing a slide door. The flush mounted handle assembly may include a case configured to be fixed in a recess of a power slide door of a vehicle. A dual-directional handle base may be provided, pivotally coupled to the case. The handle base may have a first end and a second opposing end. The first and seconds ends may be configured for a selective pivotal movement in opposite directions about a pivot axis. A bell crank may be provided, coupled to the case, and configured to rotate upon engagement with the handle base in order to actuate a switch assembly and to coordinate different operations of the power slide door.

[E05B] LOCKS; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR; HANDCUFFS


Downhole tools comprising composite sealing elements
Patent No. 10738559 

Inventor(s): Charles T. Smith (McKinney, TX), Paul M. Rau (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14433715 on 06/13/2014 (2251 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole tool comprising a body and a sealing element, wherein the sealing element is composed of a composite material comprising a rubber and a degradable acrylate-based polymer, and wherein at least a portion of the degradable acrylate-based polymer degrades when exposed to an aqueous fluid in a wellbore environment.

[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]


Flow-induced erosion-corrosion resistance in downhole fluid flow control systems
Patent No. 10738573 

Inventor(s): Bryon David Mullen (Carrollton, TX), Caleb Thomas Warren (Richardson, TX), Georgina Corona Cortes (Plano, TX), Richard Hancock Merrill (Frisco, TX), Weiqi Yin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15736508 on 07/08/2016 (1495 days app to issue)

Abstract: Fluid flow control systems are configured to resist erosion-corrosion and minimize wall shear stress during injection or production. A fluid flow control system includes a base pipe with an internal passageway. A housing is positioned around the base pipe to define a fluid flow path between the filter component and the internal passageway. A flow control component is positioned within the fluid flow path in order to control fluid flow. A flow-induced erosion resistance component, which may take a variety of forms, is positioned within the fluid flow path to reduce and/or eliminate wall shear stress along the base pipe. As a result, erosion-corrosion of the bases pipe is reduced and/or eliminated altogether.

[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]


Advanced inground operations, system and associated apparatus
Patent No. 10738592 

Inventor(s): Craig Caswell (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Merlin Technology, Inc. (Kent, WA)
Law Firm: Pritzkau Patent Group LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15581135 on 04/28/2017 (1201 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, apparatus and methods are described for purposes of initiating a response to detection of an adverse operational condition involving a system including a drill rig and an inground tool. The response can be based on an uphole sensed parameter in combination with a downhole sensed parameter. The adverse operational condition can involve cross-bore detection, frac-out detection, excessive downhole pressure, a plugged jet indication and drill string key-holing detection. A communication system includes an inground communication link that allows bidirectional communication between a walkover detector and the drill rig via the inground tool. Monitoring of inground tool depth and/or lateral movement can be performed using techniques that approach integrated values. Bit force based auto-carving is described in the context of an automated procedure.

[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]


Manifold assembly
Patent No. 10738928 

Inventor(s): Adam Hardman (Fort Worth, TX), Lun Tsuei (Dallas, TX), Matthew Green (Norman, OK), Ron Arizpe (Fort Worth, TX), Timothy Long (Oklahoma City, OK)
Assignee(s): S.P.M. Flow Control, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15411047 on 01/20/2017 (1299 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect, a manifold assembly includes a skid, a low pressure manifold connected to the skid, and a high pressure manifold connected to the skid. In another aspect, the high pressure manifold has a modular configuration so that the high pressure manifold is disconnectable in whole or in part from the skid, and reconnectable in whole or in part to the skid. In yet another aspect, the high pressure manifold includes high pressure modules, all of which are in fluid communication with each other and each of which is adapted to be in fluid communication with at least one pump. In still yet another aspect, the low pressure manifold includes one or more flow lines, the high pressure manifold includes fittings, and the manifold assembly includes vibration isolators to dampen dynamic loading, the vibration isolators being disposed between the fittings and the one or more flow lines.

[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

Venue light including variable LED array size etched lens and segmented reflector
Patent No. 10738967 

Inventor(s): Fred H. Holmes (Clearwater, FL), Kevin C. Baxter (Henderson, NV), Min Shi (Round Rock, TX), Wei Cao (Round Rock, TX)
Assignee(s): SPORTSBEAMS LIGHTING, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16405914 on 05/07/2019 (462 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure of the present invention includes light fixtures having variable LED array sizes to form different beam angles. These light fixtures are particularly suitable for sports/venue lights and are characterized by highly concentrated high power small LED light sources including small light sources of different size LED arrays which may include additional diffusion. The present disclosure also includes a lens which substantially dissipates light to reduce if not eliminate glare. The lens may be pressed, chemically etched (pickled), or sandblasted to become a micro-lens. The lens may, alternately, be a plastic material. A further aspect of the present disclosure is the incorporation of a segmented reflector to greatly reduce glare. A single reflector may be segmented in its circumference or may be formed of multiple individual segments.

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


Lighting device that interfaces with a communication device
Patent No. 10738986 

Inventor(s): Darian Bradwick Johnson (Dallas, TX), Philip G. Burger (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Pyllr, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Hitchcock Evert LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16265378 on 02/01/2019 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention relates to a lighting device that interfaces with an external communication device. The lighting device assembly comprises a plurality of lighting devices that may contain light sources and control and network modules, which allow for manual and remote operation of the lighting device assembly by a communicatively coupled network. The lighting devices do not contain a flame and are designed to be safer than candles.

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


Systems and methods for cooling electrical equipment
Patent No. 10739042 

Inventor(s): John Costakis (Hyde Park, NY), Ming Zhang (Ballwin, MO)
Assignee(s): INERTECH IP LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Weber Rosselli Cannon LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15479588 on 04/05/2017 (1224 days app to issue)

Abstract: The cooling systems of the present disclosure include a first refrigerant circuit in thermal communication with a heat load and in fluid communication with a main condenser, a free cooling circuit in fluid communication with the main condenser and a free-cooled water source, a chilled water circuit in fluid communication with the main condenser and an evaporator, and a second refrigerant circuit in fluid communication with the evaporator and a secondary condenser. The free cooling circuit is in thermal communication with the first refrigerant circuit via the main condenser, the chilled water circuit is in thermal communication with the first refrigerant circuit via the main condenser, and the second refrigeration circuit is in thermal communication with the chilled water circuit and the free cooling circuit. The second refrigeration circuit cools a fluid flowing in the chilled water circuit. Methods of operating a cooling system are also disclosed.

[F25B] REFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS, OR SYSTEMS; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials, e.g. refrigerants, or materials for the production of heat or cold by chemical reactions other than by combustion C09K 5/00; pumps, compressors F04; use of heat pumps for domestic or space-heating or for domestic hot-water supply F24D; air-conditioning, air-humidification F24F; fluid heaters using heat pumps F24H)


Pressure monitoring coupler
Patent No. 10739049 

Inventor(s): Michael E. Quest (Arden, NC)
Assignee(s): TSI Products, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: The Van Winkle Law Firm (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16056054 on 08/06/2018 (736 days app to issue)

Abstract: A spring-loaded pressure indicator inside the low side quick-coupler of the automotive air conditioner recharge hose. As the user adds refrigerant, the user can look at the pressure indicator on the quick-coupler to determine either the correct refrigerant charge has been reached or that it is approaching the correct refrigerant charge so that the user can stop charging and check the vent temperature in the passenger compartment.

[F25B] REFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS, OR SYSTEMS; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials, e.g. refrigerants, or materials for the production of heat or cold by chemical reactions other than by combustion C09K 5/00; pumps, compressors F04; use of heat pumps for domestic or space-heating or for domestic hot-water supply F24D; air-conditioning, air-humidification F24F; fluid heaters using heat pumps F24H)


Follower for blank cartridges, unitary/integrated magazine with follower, and methods for manufacturing same
Patent No. 10739094 

Inventor(s): Matthew A. Harding (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): SafeTacMag, LLC (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16250864 on 01/17/2019 (572 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods herein relate to a safety magazine for blank ammunition or ”blanks”. In one illustrative implementation, a specially-shaped follower is utilized to engage and advance the blank ammunition without jamming, i.e., when holding and feeding blank cartridges into the chamber of a firearm. In other implementations, integrated/unitary magazines including such a follower are disclosed, which also prevent jams otherwise common in the field of magazines converted to handle blank rounds of ammunition. According to such implementations, live ammunition or cartridges are prevented from being loaded into the magazine and a specialized follower that prevents the ammunition form jamming is provided.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Cloaking devices with lenses and plane mirrors and vehicles comprising the same
Patent No. 10737621 

Inventor(s): Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Kyu-Tae Lee (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: 15704803 on 09/14/2017 (1062 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cloaking device includes an object-side, an image-side, an object-side cloaking region (CR) reflection boundary having an outward facing mirror surface, and an image-side CR reflection boundary having an outward facing mirror surface. A cloaking region is bounded by the object-side CR reflection boundary and the image-side CR reflection boundary. An object-side lens, an image-side lens and at least one exterior reflection boundary are included. Light from an object positioned on the object-side of the cloaking device and obscured by the cloaking region is focused by the object-side lens, reflected by the object-side CR reflection boundary, the at least one exterior reflection boundary and the image-side CR reflection boundary, and focused by the image-side lens to form an image of the object on the image-side of the cloaking device such that the light from the object appears to pass through the cloaking region.

[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]


Visually simulating driving plans in autonomous vehicles
Patent No. 10737702 

Inventor(s): John-Michael McNew (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15221002 on 07/27/2016 (1476 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of autonomous driving includes evaluating information about an environment surrounding a vehicle, identifying a driving maneuver, and generating a driving plan for performing the driving maneuver based on the evaluation of the information about the environment surrounding the vehicle. Additionally, to apprise a user of a risk of performing the driving maneuver, the method includes visually simulating the driving plan by displaying, on a display, a sequence of actions associated with performing the driving maneuver. Further, the method includes outputting, at at least one interface, a query whether the user confirms the driving maneuver. When, in response to the query, a user response is received, at the at least one interface, that the user confirms the driving maneuver, the method includes operating vehicle systems in the vehicle to perform the driving maneuver according to the driving plan.

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


Transport communication pairing
Patent No. 10739146 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16526935 on 07/30/2019 (378 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, apparatus and non-transitory computer readable storage medium, in one embodiment, associating at least one wireless device and at least one user, requesting audio information from at least one remote source by the at least one wireless device, receiving the audio information from the remote source, broadcasting an audio identifier to the at least one wireless device, using the audio information, authenticating the association between the at least one wireless device and at least one transport, based on the audio information, determining at least one characteristic of the at least one user based on at least one of at least one user search history and at least one user preference selection and determining at least one probable route of the at least one transport based on the at least one characteristic and at least one of at least one route history and at least one input destination.

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


Generating multiple pseudo static control signals using on-chip JTAG state machine
Patent No. 10739402 

Inventor(s): Mudasir Shafat Kawoosa (Srinagar, , IN), Rajesh Mittal (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16039067 on 07/18/2018 (755 days app to issue)

Abstract: A scan chain may be formed throughout an integrated circuit in which the scan chain is coupled to a set of pins via bi-directional input/output (I/O) buffers. A state machine may be provided to control the scan chain. Decoding logic may monitor states and transitions between states and generate pseudo static control signals in response to certain states and transition sequences in order to free up test pins for use as additional scan data I/O pins using a single JTAG IR. A test pattern may be received from an external tester using the set of I/O pins and buffers operating in parallel. The test pattern may then be provided to combinatorial logic circuitry coupled to the scan chain. A response pattern may be captured in the scan chain. The response pattern may then be provided to the external tester using the same set of I/O pins and buffers operating in parallel.

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


Calibrating body impedance measurement systems
Patent No. 10739433 

Inventor(s): Anand Hariraj Udupa (Bangalore, , IN), Anand Reghunathan (Bangalore, , IN), Hussam Ahmed (Calicut, , IN), Jagannathan Venkataraman (Bangalore, , IN), Kiran Rajmohan (Ernakulam, , IN), Prabin Krishna Yadav (Bangalore, , IN), Sandeep K
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15465484 on 03/21/2017 (1239 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system may comprise: an excitation current source; a first electrode coupled to the excitation current source; and a second electrode coupled to the excitation current source. The first and second electrodes may be configured to pass an excitation current from the excitation current source through a human body. First and second calibration resistors may be coupled to and positioned between the excitation current source and the first electrode. Third and fourth calibration resistors may be coupled to and positioned between the excitation current source and the second electrode. The system may also comprise a sensor configured to measure voltages across each of the first, second, third, and fourth calibration resistors.

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


Time-of-flight (TOF) assisted structured light imaging
Patent No. 10739463 

Inventor(s): Sanjeev Jagannatha Koppal (Gainesville, FL), Vikram VijayanBabu Appia (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ebby Abraham (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16039114 on 07/18/2018 (755 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for computing a depth map of a scene in a structured light imaging system including a time-of-flight (TOF) sensor and a projector is provided that includes capturing a plurality of high frequency phase-shifted structured light images of the scene using a camera in the structured light imaging system, generating, concurrently with the capturing of the plurality of high frequency phase-shifted structured light images, a time-of-flight (TOF) depth image of the scene using the TOF sensor, and computing the depth map from the plurality of high frequency phase-shifted structured light images wherein the TOF depth image is used for phase unwrapping.

[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


Electroseismic surveying in exploration and production environments
Patent No. 10739494 

Inventor(s): Alan Katz (Dallas, TX), Arthur Thompson (Houston, TX), Mark Griffin (Dallas, TX), Robert England (Flower Mound, TX), Todd W. Benson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): EX Explore, L.L.C. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15463747 on 03/20/2017 (1240 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer programs for monitoring production of fluids from a subterranean formation includes receiving, from a first sensor array at a first time, a first set of electromagnetic signals generated by an electroseismic or seismoelectric conversion of seismic signals caused, at least in part, by the production of fluid from the subterranean formation; receiving, from the first sensor array at a second time, a second set of electromagnetic signals generated by an electroseismic or seismoelectric conversion of seismic signals caused, at least in part, by the production of fluid from the subterranean formation; and determining one or more reservoir properties based, at least in part, on the first and second sets signals received from the first sensor array. The first sensor array are arranged to monitor the production operation.

[G01V] GEOPHYSICS; GRAVITATIONAL MEASUREMENTS; DETECTING MASSES OR OBJECTS; TAGS (means for indicating the location of accidentally buried, e.g. snow-buried, persons A63B 29/02) [6]


System for virtual display and method of use
Patent No. 10739590 

Inventor(s): David K. Hess (Dallas, TX), Marvin R. Young (Richardson, TX), Timothy A. Cummings (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16378156 on 04/08/2019 (491 days app to issue)

Abstract: A preferred system and method for projecting a business information model at a construction site includes a network, a system administrator connected to the network, a database connected to the system administrator, a set of registration markers positioned in the construction site, and a set of user devices connected to the network. The system includes a hard hat, a set of headsets mounted to the hard hat, a set of display units movably connected to the set of headsets, a set of cameras connected to the set of headsets, and a wearable computer connected to the set of headsets and to the network. The cameras capture an image of the set of registration markers. A position of the user device is determined from the image and an orientation is determined from motion sensors. A BIM is downloaded and projected to a removable visor based on the position and orientation.

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


Smoothed and regularized Fischer-Burmeister solver for embedded real-time constrained optimal control problems in autonomous systems
Patent No. 10739768 

Inventor(s): Dominic M. Liao-McPherson (Ann Arbor, MI), Kevin M. Zaseck (New Hudson, MI), Mike X. Huang (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16058831 on 08/08/2018 (734 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system including a controller configured to, in each sampling period, minimize a distance of the autonomous vehicle from a target path by solving a constrained control problem, input sensor values and estimators that are calculated based on the sensor values and dynamic models and record the sensor values and the estimators in a memory of the controller, incorporate the sensor values and the estimators into conditions for minimizing the distance of the autonomous vehicle from the target path associated with the constrained control problem, map the conditions for minimizing the distance of the autonomous vehicle from the target path to a non-smooth system using Fischer-Burmeister function, smooth the non-smooth system and apply Newton method iterations to the smoothed system in order to converge on a solution, and issue commands including a steering command that control actuators of the autonomous vehicle based on the solution.

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


Responsibilities and agreement acceptance for vehicle platooning
Patent No. 10739787 

Inventor(s): Colin E. Das (Ann Arbor, MI), 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: 15870246 on 01/12/2018 (942 days app to issue)

Abstract: The systems and methods described herein generally relate to semi-autonomous driving in a vehicular platoon. The lead vehicle initiates the platoon and identifies one or more trailing vehicle positions. Formation information is transmitted to at least one platoon-capable vehicle. A request for joining the platoon is received from the at least one platoon-capable vehicle, the request including acceptance of an agreement from the at least one platoon-capable vehicle, the agreement including lead vehicle responsibilities and trailing vehicle responsibilities. The lead vehicle then controls the platoon based on the lead vehicle responsibilities and delegates control based on the trailing vehicle responsibilities.

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


Method and apparatus for flight control of tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 10739791 

Inventor(s): Kenneth E. Builta (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16453269 on 06/26/2019 (412 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus provide for automatically controlling the flight of a tiltrotor aircraft while the aircraft is in flight that is at least partially rotor-borne. The method and apparatus provide for automatically tilting nacelles in response to a longitudinal-velocity control signal so as to produce a longitudinal thrust-vector component for controlling longitudinal velocity of the aircraft. Simultaneously, cyclic swashplate controls are automatically actuated so as to maintain the fuselage in a desired pitch attitude. The method and apparatus also provide for automatically actuating the cyclic swashplate controls for each rotor in response to a lateral-velocity control signal so as to produce a lateral thrust-vector component for controlling lateral velocity of the aircraft. Simultaneously, collective swashplate controls for each rotor are automatically actuated so as to maintain the fuselage in a desired roll attitude. The method and apparatus provide for yaw control through differential longitudinal thrust produced by tilting the nacelles.

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


Deterministic feedback blender
Patent No. 10739795 

Inventor(s): Kevin T. O”Dougherty (Arden Hills, MN)
Assignee(s): Air Liquide Electronics U.S. LP (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16293981 on 03/06/2019 (524 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for high precision, continuous blending of mixtures, and particularly mixtures having at least two distinct chemical components, are disclosed. More particularly, the disclosed methods and systems provide high precision, continuous blending of buffered oxide etch mixtures containing water, ammonium fluoride, and hydrofluoric acid.

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


Method and apparatus for presenting media content
Patent No. 10739948 

Inventor(s): James Cansler (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16129448 on 09/12/2018 (699 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, receiving a selection from a media device corresponding to a first media content, generating a play list at a server where the play list includes second media content that is associated with the first media content by at least one of genre, artist and being published in temporal proximity, and providing play list content comprising at least a portion of the first and second media content to the media device, where at least one of the generation of the play list and the providing of the play list content is based on metadata pointers associated with the first and second media content. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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


Hardware mechanism to mitigate stalling of a processor core
Patent No. 10740102 

Inventor(s): Matthew Smittle (Allen, TX), Munsefar Khaleque (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Oracle International Corporation (Redwood Shores, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15441411 on 02/24/2017 (1264 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes an execution unit, an instruction queue, and a control circuit. The control circuit may be configured to activate a plurality of processor threads. Each of the plurality of processor threads may include a respective plurality of instructions. The instruction queue may be configured to issue at least one instruction included in the plurality of processor threads to the execution unit at a first rate. The control circuit may also be configured to track, for a particular processor thread, a period of time from activating the particular processor thread. The instruction queue may be further configured to limit issue of a next instruction for at least one other processor thread to a second rate, based on a comparison of the period of time to a threshold amount of time. The second rate may be lower than the first rate.

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


Processor subroutine cache
Patent No. 10740105 

Inventor(s): Christian Wiencke (Garching, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14245667 on 04/04/2014 (2321 days app to issue)

Abstract: A processor includes an execution unit and a subroutine cache. The execution unit is configured to execute instructions. The subroutine cache us configured to provide instructions of a subroutine to the execution unit for execution. The subroutine cache includes subroutine instruction storage, a subroutine address register, and subroutine cache control logic. The subroutine control logic is configured to: identify a subroutine call instruction provided to the execution unit; determine whether an instruction of a subroutine invoked by the subroutine call instruction is stored in the subroutine instruction storage by evaluating a subroutine validity indicator that indicates whether at least a portion of the subroutine is stored in the subroutine instruction storage; and provide the instruction of the subroutine to the execution unit based on the subroutine validity indicator indicating that at least a portion of the subroutine is stored in the subroutine instruction storage.

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


Dynamic user interface update generation
Patent No. 10740120 

Inventor(s): Andy Coleman (Allen, TX), Mark Anderson (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15958950 on 04/20/2018 (844 days app to issue)

Abstract: A managing information handling system may dynamically update a user interface and transmit the updated user interface to a client information handling system. The user interface may be dynamically updated when an update to a user interface configuration is detected by the managing information handling system. The dynamically updated user interface may include dependency functionality so that when a master policy indicator is adjusted multiple policies that depend from the master policy are updated.

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


Parallelized forensic analysis using cloud-based servers
Patent No. 10740151 

Inventor(s): Joshua Stephen Du Lac (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Amazon Technologies, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16113629 on 08/27/2018 (715 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for systems and methods for parallelized forensic analysis using cloud-based servers. Example methods may include generating a first request for one or more notifications in a notification queue, where the one or more notifications include a first notification indicative of a first data input at a datastore, determining a first data type of the first data input, and generating a second notification indicative of the first data type. Some example methods may include determining that a first software component is subscribed to notifications for the first data type, sending the second notification to the first software component, determining a first output of the first software component, where the first output comprises a set of extracted data from the first data input, and sending the set of extracted data to the datastore.

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


Locality grouping during garbage collection of a storage device
Patent No. 10740228 

Inventor(s): Neil D. Hutchison (Hudsonville, MI), Shakeel I. Bukhari (San Jose, CA), Steven Theodore Sprouse (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Sandisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15983026 on 05/17/2018 (817 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods and/or devices are used to enable locality grouping during garbage collection of a storage device. In one aspect, the method includes, at a storage controller for the storage device: performing one or more operations for a garbage collection read, including: identifying one or more sequences of valid data in a source unit, wherein each identified sequence of valid data has a length selected from a set of predefined lengths; and for each respective sequence of the one or more sequences of valid data in the source unit, transferring the respective sequence to a respective queue of a plurality of queues, in accordance with the length of the respective sequence; and performing one or more operations for a garbage collection write, including: identifying full respective queues for writing to a destination unit; and writing from the full respective queues to the destination unit.

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


Using a directory-based cache coherence system to regulate snooping
Patent No. 10740235 

Inventor(s): Gary Gostin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Trop, Pruner Hu, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15746465 on 07/31/2015 (1838 days app to issue)

Abstract: A technique includes, in response to a cache miss occurring with a given processing node of a plurality of processing nodes, using a directory-based coherence system for the plurality of processing nodes to regulate snooping of an address that is associated with the cache miss. Using the directory-based coherence system to regulate whether the address is included in a snooping domain is based at least in part on a number of cache misses associated with the address.

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


Low energy accelerator processor architecture with short parallel instruction word
Patent No. 10740280 

Inventor(s): Johann Zipperer (Unterschleissheim, , DE), Manish Goel (Plano, TX), Seok-Jun Lee (Allen, TX), Srinivas Lingam (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15714212 on 09/25/2017 (1051 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a low energy accelerator processor architecture with short parallel instruction word. An integrated circuit includes a system bus having a data width N, where N is a positive integer; a central processor unit coupled to the system bus and configured to execute instructions retrieved from a memory coupled to the system bus; and a low energy accelerator processor coupled to the system bus and configured to execute instruction words retrieved from a low energy accelerator code memory, the low energy accelerator processor having a plurality of execution units including a load store unit, a load coefficient unit, a multiply unit, and a butterfly/adder ALU unit, each of the execution units configured to perform operations responsive to op-codes decoded from the retrieved instruction words, wherein the width of the instruction words is equal to the data width N. Additional methods and apparatus are disclosed.

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


Memory-aware plan negotiation in query concurrency control
Patent No. 10740332 

Inventor(s): Cheng Zhu (San Jose, CA), Huaizhi Li (Belmont, CA), Mingyi Zhang (Santa Clara, CA), Yu Dong (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15411713 on 01/20/2017 (1299 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present technology relate managing database query concurrency. A method of the present technology can include receiving a query, generating a first query plan that can be used to execute the query in system memory without any system memory constraints, and estimating a system memory cost for executing the query in the system memory using the first query plan. The method can also include placing the query in a queue if available system memory does not satisfy the estimated system memory cost. The method can further include conditionally selecting the query from the queue, conditionally generating a second query plan for the query that can be used to execute the query in the system memory in compliance with a system memory constraint, and conditionally executing the query in the system memory.

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


Methods and systems for determining sets and subsets of parametric data
Patent No. 10740347 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16291191 on 03/04/2019 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, computer systems, and computer readable media for determining a set of vehicle identifiers. The method includes receiving data, converting the received data to a binary target identifier, comparing the binary target identifier to a domain of binary vehicle identifiers stored in the database, and determining a set of binary vehicle identifiers of the domain of binary vehicle identifiers that correspond to the binary target identifier. The systems include a memory storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform operations.

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


Dialog mechanism responsive to query context
Patent No. 10740373 

Inventor(s): Raghuram Srinivas (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Daugherty Del Zoppo Co., LP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15427109 on 02/08/2017 (1280 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects automatically invoke automated dialog chat bots in response to determining that query text content meets a threshold relevance. A computer processor analyzes different words within text content of a user query input to identify via natural language processing query topics defined by combinations of the words. The processor drives a display device to present an automated dialog chat bot to the user that presents a chat bot series of dialog questions in response to determining that a query topic identified from analyzing the text content meets a threshold relevancy; or searches a database for results that satisfy keywords or query topics of the query content in response to failing to identify a query topic for the query text content, or to determining that an identified query topic does not meet the threshold relevancy.

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


Systems and methods for screenshot linking
Patent No. 10740387 

Inventor(s): Andrew Cummins (Brooklyn, NY), Elias Jason Mablekos (New York, NY), Jason Ellis Pearlman (Lloyd Harbor, NY)
Assignee(s): REWARDSTYLE, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15344342 on 11/04/2016 (1376 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods of the present disclosure are directed to analyzing screenshots. A system can include a computing device including a processor coupled to a memory and a display screen configured to display content. The system can include an application stored on the memory and executable by the processor. The application can include a screenshot receiver configured to access, from storage to which a screenshot of the content displayed on the display screen captured using a screenshot function of the computing device is stored, the screenshot including an image and a predetermined marker. The application can include a marker detector configured to detect the predetermined marker included in the screenshot. The application can include a link identifier configured to identify, using the predetermined marker, a link to a resource mapped to the image included in the screenshot, the resource accessible by the computing device via the link.

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


Methods and systems for filtering vehicle information
Patent No. 10740405 

Inventor(s): Avid Ghamsari (Plano, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16373739 on 04/03/2019 (496 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable medium for filtering vehicle information. For instance, the method may include receiving a vehicle search request from a user device, the vehicle search request including conditions with corresponding weights. The method may also include, in response to receiving the vehicle search request, forming a search query based on the conditions and the weights of the vehicle search request; obtaining vehicle information; filtering the vehicle information based on the search query to obtain a result set and a partial match set; and transmitting a search result message based on the result set and the partial match set to the user device.

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


System and method for the verification of medication
Patent No. 10740440 

Inventor(s): Kimberly Hood (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: King Wood Mallesons LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15420768 on 01/31/2017 (1288 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for verifying proper possession of a medication where a reader device scans a code printed on the medication to extract an embedded serial number. A first server queries a prescription database, which retrieves patient information associated with the embedded serial number. The patient information is returned to the reader device and a match determination is made. The patient information may include a name and photograph. NULL


Host/battery with public/private busses, public memory, processor, and private memory
Patent No. 10740495 

Inventor(s): Erdal Paksoy (Richardson, TX), Narendar M. Shankar (San Jose, CA), Todd Vanyo (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15724903 on 10/04/2017 (1042 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a battery module [b]110[/b] with secure identity information and authentication of the identity of the battery [b]110[/b] by a host [b]120[/b]. In one embodiment, the system for providing a battery module with secure identity information includes: (1) a tamper resistant processing environment [b]200[/b] located within the battery module [b]110[/b] and (2) a key generator configured to generate a key based on an identity of the battery module [b]110[/b] and cause the key to be stored within the tamper resistant processing environment [b]200. [/b]

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


System and method for specializing transactions according to the service provider
Patent No. 10740699 

Inventor(s): Cdric Chapignac (Upie, , FR), Denis Flotat (Bourg-ls-Valence, , FR), Denis Letourneau (Guilherand-Granges, , FR), Gregory Michiel (Chabeuil, , FR), Jean-Pierre Chichignoud (Saint-Pray, , FR), Pascal Roux (Chabeuil, , FR), Remi Feuill
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fay Sharpe LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15214621 on 07/20/2016 (1483 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for enabling transactions on networks that deliver services to users includes communicating a transaction application and a respective user identifier to a mobile communication device via a wireless connection. A set of complementary modules is stored, remote from the mobile communication device. When one of the complementary module has been loaded on the user”s mobile communication device, it enables the user of the device to specialize a transaction on at least one of the associated networks by selecting at least one variable of the transaction. Different complementary modules can be provided to the user”s mobile communication device for specializing transactions on other service provider networks.

[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]


Payment card reconciliation by authorization code
Patent No. 10740755 

Inventor(s): Richard A. Maxwell (Richardson, TX), Robert M. Allen (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): VPay, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Smith Hopen, P. A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15131742 on 04/18/2016 (1576 days app to issue)

Abstract: A payment processor acting on behalf of a third party administrator to make payment on an adjudicated claim makes a straight through payment to an acquirer for a health care provider”s merchant account. Via the authorization process, the payment processor generates an authorization code which is returned to the health care provider on its merchant statement for the payment. Concurrently, the remittance advice from the third party administrator is linked to the same authorization code as the payment by the payment processor which sends the advice in an 835-formatted transmission to the health care provider. Thus, the remittance advice may be linked (reconciled) with the payment on the merchant statement by the common authorization code.

[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]


Rendering virtual objects in 3D environments
Patent No. 10740976 

Inventor(s): Joshua Opel (Flower Mound, TX), Theo E. Christensen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Accenture Global Solutions Limited (Dublin, , IE)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16200245 on 11/26/2018 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, devices, and other techniques for placing and rendering virtual objects in three-dimensional environments. The techniques include providing, by a device, a view of an environment of a first user. A first computing system associated with the first user receives an instruction to display, within the view of the environment of the first user, a virtual marker at a specified position of the environment of the first user, the specified position derived from a second user”s interaction with a three-dimensional (3D) model of at least a portion of the environment of the first user. The device displays, within the view of the environment of the first user, the virtual marker at the specified position of the environment of the first user.

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


Wireless image processing system
Patent No. 10741105 

Inventor(s): Huang Ming (Beijing, , CN), Ji Pan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): olighto Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16231585 on 12/23/2018 (597 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless image processing system includes a splitter software and processing apparatus configured to receive or forward picture element data. Image data in a computer may be split, wirelessly transmitted, and processed to form an any size integrity image/video display on a building or structure, meanwhile no physical damage may be done on or to the building or no physical cabling obstacle for image or video dividing and combining at a lighting show.

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


Multi-processor computer architecture incorporating distributed multi-ported common memory modules
Patent No. 10741226 

Inventor(s): David E. Caliga (Fort Worth, TX), Jon M. Huppenthal (Colorado Springs, CO), Lee A. Burton (Divide, CO), Timothy J. Tewalt (Larkspur, CO)
Assignee(s): FG SRC LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Larkin Hoffman Daly Lindgren Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13903720 on 05/28/2013 (2632 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-processor computer architecture incorporating distributed multi-ported common memory modules wherein each of the memory modules comprises a control block functioning as a cross-bar router in conjunction with one or more associated memory banks or other data storage devices. Each memory module has multiple I/O ports and the ability to relay requests to other memory modules if the desired memory location is not found on the first module. A computer system in accordance with the invention may comprise memory module cards along with processor cards interconnected using a baseboard or backplane having a toroidal interconnect architecture between the cards.

[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)


Non-volatile memory with fast partial page operation
Patent No. 10741251 

Inventor(s): Mohan V Dunga (Santa Clara, CA), Pitamber Shukla (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15955156 on 04/17/2018 (847 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile memory system comprises a memory structure and a control circuit connected to the memory structure. The memory structure includes one or more planes of non-volatile memory cells. Each plane is divided into a plurality of partial planes. The control circuit is configured to write to and read from the memory cells by writing a partial page into a particular partial plane and reading the partial page from the particular partial plane using a set of parameters optimized for the particular partial plane.

[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)


Memory device with compensation for erase speed variations due to blocking oxide layer thinning
Patent No. 10741253 

Inventor(s): Ashish Baraskar (Santa Clara, CA), Ching-Huang Lu (Fremont, CA), Vinh Diep (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16280297 on 02/20/2019 (538 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are provided for optimizing an erase operation in a memory device to compensate for erase speed variations due to blocking oxide thinning In an erase operation for a block, the channels of NAND strings in different sub-blocks can be charged up by different amounts. One approach adjusts the control gate voltage of a first select gate transistor in a NAND string. This adjusts the amount of holes generated in the channel due to gate-induced drain leakage. Another approach adjusts the control gate voltage of additional select gate transistors in the NAND string to adjust the conductivity of the adjacent channel regions. Another approach applies different bit line voltages to different rows of NAND strings in each sub-block.

[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 bit line voltage and sensing time enhanced read for data recovery
Patent No. 10741257 

Inventor(s): Jianzhi Wu (San Jose, CA), Xiang Yang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16453291 on 06/26/2019 (412 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system are provided for reading a non-transitory memory array. When a default read operation is performed and has failed, a dynamic sensing bit line voltage (VBLC) enhanced read or a dynamic sense time read is performed. According to the dynamic VBLC enhanced read or the dynamic sense time enhanced read, the VBLC or the sense time is increased, and a read is performed with the increased VBLC or increased sense time. If this enhanced read is unsuccessful, and if a maximum VBLC or a maximum sense time has not yet been reached, the VBLC or the sense time is increased again, and another read is performed. Once the maximum VBLC or a maximum sense time has been reached, if the read is still not successful, a read failure is reported.

[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)


Flexible and efficient device trim support using efuse
Patent No. 10741268 

Inventor(s): Ajai Paulose (Idukki, , IN), Aravind Ganesan (Bengaluru, , IN), Jagannathan Venkataraman (Bengaluru, , IN), Jaiganesh Balakrishnan (Bengaluru, , IN), Mathews John (Bengaluru, , IN), Nagarajan Viswanathan (Bengaluru, , IN), Neeraj Shr
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16235698 on 12/28/2018 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: A one-time write, read-only memory for storing trimming parameters includes an address pointer table, a fixed packet portion, and a flexible packet portion. The fixed packet portion includes one or more fixed packets, each fixed packet including trimming parameters for a component identified for trimming during a design phase. The flexible packet portion includes one or more flexible packets of different types. Each flexible packet includes trimming parameters for a component identified for trimming after the design phase. One packet type includes a length section and a number of fields equal to a value stored in the length section. Each field includes an address, a trimming parameter, and a mask. Another packet type includes trimming parameters associated with operands in operating instructions for a microcontroller, where the operands include an address and a mask.

[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)


Non-intrusive mechanism to measure network function packet processing delay
Patent No. 10742532 

Inventor(s): Hang Shi (Fremont, CA), Ulas Can Kozat (Mountain View, CA), Yewei Tang (Santa Clara, CA), Yinghua Ye (Los Gatos, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15845163 on 12/18/2017 (967 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network device performs operations comprising: receiving a first plurality of data packets, each data packet of the first plurality of data packets including a checksum value, and storing the checksum values of a subset of the first plurality of data packets along with a first timestamp; providing the first plurality of data packets to a network function (NF); receiving, from the NF, a second plurality of data packets generated by the NF in response to the first plurality of data packets, each data packet of the second plurality of data packets including a checksum value; storing a second timestamp when checksum values of a subset of the second plurality of data packets match the stored checksum values; and generating telemetry data based on the first timestamp and the second timestamp.

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


Prescription prior authorization system
Patent No. 10742654 

Inventor(s): Elizabeth S. Kaye (Suwanee, GA), Roger G. Pinsonneault (Alpharetta, GA)
Assignee(s): McKesson Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15086818 on 03/31/2016 (1594 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved prescription prior authorization system is disclosed and described herein. The improved prescription prior authorization system provides an improved system and apparatus for prescription prescribers and other healthcare providers to satisfy prior authorization requirements as part of the prescription process. The improved prescription prior authorization system provides mechanisms to a prescriber of medication to more quickly and efficiently satisfy prior authorization requirements for a prescriber and to more quickly provide the prescription to the patient to improve the patient”s overall health. The patient”s overall health is improved because of the improved likelihood that the patient will receive the product that the prescriber wants to prescribe to the patient. The improved prescription prior authorization system also reduces prescription network traffic and improves the efficiency of the prescription network. NULL


Electronic content delivery with distributed recipient delivery preference
Patent No. 10742717 

Inventor(s): Bryan Adam Joyner (Murphy, TX), David Vincent Care (Dallas, TX), Kelly Sue Morrison (Dallas, TX), Waseul Islam (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): ZixCorp Systems, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14154755 on 01/14/2014 (2401 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to some embodiments, a delivery system comprises an interface and one or more processors. The interface is operable to receive a current preference from a recipient. The current preference indicates how the recipient prefers messages to be delivered. The processors determine whether the current preference differs from a previous preference that the delivery system associates with the recipient. The interface communicates the current preference to a plurality of senders if the current preference differs from the previous preference. The senders are configured to store the current preference in local memory and to apply the current preference from local memory in response to a future determination to send a message to the recipient.

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


 

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Shunt strip
Patent No. 10739383 

Inventor(s): Fatt Seng Yue (Kuala Lumpur, , MY), Wan Mohd Misuari Suleiman (Kuala Lumpur, , MY)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16443408 on 06/17/2019 (421 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shunt strip that includes a plurality of shunts arranged in a grid with each of the shunts spaced from an adjacent shunt by a shunt-gap. A plurality of tabs connect the plurality of shunts and at least one tab is positioned within each shunt-gap. Also, a shunt with a generally parallelepiped shaped body has severed tab portions extending outwardly and downwardly from the body.

[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]


Systems and methods for acquiring, accessing, and analyzing investigative information
Patent No. 10740861 

Inventor(s): James S. Sidler (Lubbock, TX), John J. Viola (Frisco, TX), Michelle L. Johnson (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16000520 on 06/05/2018 (798 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods which provide availability of information on a network wide basis, with the network or information technology (IT) fabric spanning a wide range of institutions and other sources of information, including correctional facilities, without regard to which jurisdiction the source of information belongs, e.g. police, courts, federal investigation agencies, public databases etcetera. Embodiments provide an electronic based capability to identify useful information and for locating, collecting, compiling, aggregating, distilling, and/or reporting robust data.

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


System and method for high precision multi-aperture spectral imaging
Patent No. 10740884 

Inventor(s): Brian McCall (Dallas, TX), Jason Dwight (Dallas, TX), Jeffrey E. Thatcher (Irving, TX), John Michael DiMaio (Dallas, TX), Wensheng Fan (Plano, TX), Zhicun Gao (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): SPECTRAL MD, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe Martens Olson Bear, LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16738910 on 01/09/2020 (215 days app to issue)

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

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


Modular display panel
Patent No. 10741107 

Inventor(s): William Y. Hall (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ULTRAVISION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16396011 on 04/26/2019 (473 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are related to modular display panels. In one embodiment, a modular display panel includes a first side which includes a display surface, and an opposite second side. The modular display panel further includes a plastic enclosure including an outer surface that forms substantially all of the second side. The modular display panel further includes LEDs arranged as pixels attached to a printed circuit board which is attached to the plastic enclosure. The modular display panel further includes a circuit for controlling the LEDs and a power source for powering the LEDs. The front side of the printed circuit board is sealed to be waterproof and the plastic enclosure is sealed to be waterproof so that the modular display panel is sealed to be waterproof.

[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)


Structure to enable higher current density in integrated circuit resistor
Patent No. 10741473 

Inventor(s): Archana Venugopal (Dallas, TX), Dhishan Kande (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16654900 on 10/16/2019 (300 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit has a substrate including semiconductor material and a resistor in an interconnect region, above a first level of interconnect lines. The integrated circuit further includes an electrically isolated thermal conduit having one or more interconnect lines in every interconnect level lower than the resistor. The interconnect lines of the thermal conduit are directly connected through one or more vertical interconnects, including contacts, and possibly vias, to a gate structure located on a dielectric material over the semiconductor material of the substrate. The thermal conduit is electrically isolated from the resistor, from all active components in the integrated circuit, and from the semiconductor material of the substrate.

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


Rectangular via for ensuring via yield in the absence of via redundancy
Patent No. 10741489 

Inventor(s): James Walter Blatchford (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13529583 on 06/21/2012 (2973 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rectangular via extending between interconnects in different metallization levels can have a planform with a width equal to the width of the interconnects and a length equal to twice the width and can be aligned along a long dimension with a length of the upper interconnect. In an integrated circuit layout, the planform can be centered over the width of the lower interconnect, allowing for misalignment during fabrication while maintaining a robust electrical connection. The bottom of the via may be aligned with an upper surface of the lower interconnect or may include portions below the lower interconnect”s upper surface. Fewer adjacent routing tracks are blocked by use of the rectangular via than would be blocked using redundant square vias, while ensuring reliability of the electrical connection despite potential misalignment during fabrication.

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


Bonded assembly containing multiple memory dies sharing peripheral circuitry on a support die and methods for making the same
Patent No. 10741535 

Inventor(s): Hardwell Chibvongodze (Hiratsuka, , JP), Masatoshi Nishikawa (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16275668 on 02/14/2019 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first memory die includes an array of first memory stack structures and first bit lines. A second memory die includes an array of second memory stack structures and second bit lines electrically connected to a respective subset of the second drain regions. A support die is provided, which includes a peripheral circuitry for operating the array of first memory stack structures and the array of second memory stack structures. The peripheral circuitry includes a plurality of sense amplifiers configured to make switchable electrical connections to a set of bit lines selected from the first bit lines and the second bit lines. The first memory die is bonded to the support die, and the second memory die is bonded to the first memory die. The peripheral circuitry in the support die may be shared between the first memory die and the second memory die.

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


Three-dimensional memory device having multilayer word lines containing selectively grown cobalt or ruthenium and method of making the same
Patent No. 10741572 

Inventor(s): Raghuveer Makala (Campbell, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA), Yao-Sheng Lee (Tampa, FL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15624006 on 06/15/2017 (1153 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory stack structure including a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel can be formed within each memory opening that extends through a stack including an alternating plurality of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers. After formation of backside recesses through removal of the sacrificial material layers selective to the insulating layers, a backside blocking dielectric layer may be formed in the backside recesses and sidewalls of the memory stack structures. A metallic barrier material portion can be formed in each backside recess. A metallic material portion is formed on the metallic barrier material portion. Subsequently, a metal portion comprising a material selected from cobalt and ruthenium is formed directly on a sidewall of the metallic barrier material portion and a sidewall of the metallic material portion and an overlying insulating surface and an underlying insulating surface.

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


Three-dimensional memory device containing drain-select-level air gap and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10741576 

Inventor(s): Akio Nishida (Nagoya, , JP), Masatoshi Nishikawa (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16136686 on 09/20/2018 (691 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and word lines located over a substrate, memory stack structures extending through the alternating stack and containing a respective vertical semiconductor channel and a respective memory film, drain select gate electrodes located over the alternating stack, extending along a first horizontal direction, and laterally spaced apart along a second horizontal direction, and a dielectric cap layer located between adjacent drain select gate electrodes. An air gap is located between adjacent drain select gate electrodes in the dielectric cap layer.

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


Three-dimensional memory device including different height memory stack structures and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10741579 

Inventor(s): Ken Oowada (Fujisawa, , JP), Masatoshi Nishikawa (Nagoya, , JP), Zhixin Cui (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16215912 on 12/11/2018 (609 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate. The alternating stack includes a first region in which all layers of the alternating stack are present and a second region in which at least a topmost one of the electrically conductive layers is absent. First memory opening fill structures extend through the first region of the alternating stack, and second memory opening fill structures extend through the second region of the alternating stack. The first memory opening fill structures have a greater height than the second memory opening fill structures. Pocket doping regions extending over a respective subset of topmost electrically conductive layers for the memory opening fill structures can be formed to provide higher threshold voltages and to enable selective activation of vertical semiconductor channels connected a same bit line.

[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]


Content addressable memory using threshold-adjustable vertical transistors and methods of forming the same
Patent No. 10741585 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Petti (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16022952 on 06/29/2018 (774 days app to issue)

Abstract: A content addressable memory cell is provided that includes a vertical transistor having a gate oxide that includes a ferroelectric material.

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


Integrated channel diode
Patent No. 10741684 

Inventor(s): Christopher Boguslaw Kocon (Mountain Top, PA), Hideaki Kawahara (Plano, TX), John Manning Savidge Neilson (Norristown, PA), Simon John Molloy (Allentown, PA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15283523 on 10/03/2016 (1408 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a vertical drift region over a drain contact region, abutted on opposite sides by RESURF trenches. A split gate is disposed over the vertical drift region. A first portion of the split gate is a gate of an MOS transistor and is located over a body of the MOS transistor over a first side of the vertical drift region. A second portion of the split gate is a gate of a channel diode and is located over a body of the channel diode over a second, opposite, side of the vertical drift region. A source electrode is electrically coupled to a source region of the channel diode and a source region of the MOS transistor.

[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]


Trench DMOS transistor with reduced gate-to-drain capacitance
Patent No. 10741687 

Inventor(s): Richard Foote (Fort Worth, TX), Steven J. Adler (Plano, TX), Yaojian Leng (Portland, OR)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15645479 on 07/10/2017 (1128 days app to issue)

Abstract: A trench DMOS transistor with a very low on-state drain-to-source resistance and a high gate-to-drain charge includes one or more floating islands that lie between the gate and drain to reduce the charge coupling between the gate and drain, and effectively lower the gate-to-drain capacitance.

[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]


Semi-floating gate FET
Patent No. 10741698 

Inventor(s): John H. Zhang (Altamont, NY), Qing Liu (Irvine, CA)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16355398 on 03/15/2019 (515 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semi-floating gate transistor is implemented as a vertical FET built on a silicon substrate, wherein the source, drain, and channel are vertically aligned, on top of one another. Current flow between the source and the drain is influenced by a control gate and a semi-floating gate. Front side contacts can be made to each one of the source, drain, and control gate terminals of the vertical semi-floating gate transistor. The vertical semi-floating gate FET further includes a vertical tunneling FET and a vertical diode. Fabrication of the vertical semi-floating gate FET is compatible with conventional CMOS manufacturing processes, including a replacement metal gate process. Low-power operation allows the vertical semi-floating gate FET to provide a high current density compared with conventional planar devices.

[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]


Method of formulating perovskite solar cell materials
Patent No. 10741779 

Inventor(s): Jerred A. Chute (Dallas, TX), Michael D. Irwin (Dallas, TX), Vivek V. Dhas (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Hunt Perovskite Technologies, L.L.C. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15996944 on 06/04/2018 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for preparing photoactive perovskite materials. The method comprises the step of preparing a lead halide precursor ink. Preparing a lead halide precursor ink comprises the steps of: introducing a lead halide into a vessel, introducing a first solvent to the vessel, and contacting the lead halide with the first solvent to dissolve the lead halide. The method further comprises depositing the lead halide precursor ink onto a substrate, drying the lead halide precursor ink to form a thin film, annealing the thin film, and rinsing the thin film with a second solvent and a salt.

[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]


Broadband stacked patch radiating elements and related phased array antennas
Patent No. 10741920 

Inventor(s): Michael L. Brobston (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16163601 on 10/18/2018 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stacked patch radiating element includes a dielectric substrate, a ground plane on a first surface of the dielectric substrate, a patch radiator on a second surface of the dielectric substrate, a feed that is configured to connect the patch radiator to a transmission line, a solder layer on the patch radiator opposite the dielectric substrate, and a parasitic radiating element on the solder layer opposite the patch radiator. The parasitic radiating element includes a metal layer on the solder, a parasitic radiator dielectric substrate on the first metal layer opposite the solder, and a parasitic radiator on the parasitic radiator dielectric substrate opposite the first metal layer.

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


Hybrid notch antenna
Patent No. 10741924 

Inventor(s): Brian W. Johansen (McKinney, TX), Daniel T. McGrath (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Daly, Crowley, Mofford Durkee LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16284158 on 02/25/2019 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described is a hybrid notch antenna comprising a flared notch antenna structure and a transverse electromagnetic (TEM) horn structure having walls disposed through or attached to the notch antenna structure member such that the TEM horn is integrated with the notch antenna to form a hybrid TEM/notch antenna.

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


Powering an electronic system with an optical source to defeat power analysis attacks
Patent No. 10741997 

Inventor(s): Gary Alan Evans (Plano, TX), Jennifer Lynn Dworak (Dallas, TX), Ping Gui (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Vinson Elkins L.L.P. (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16177089 on 10/31/2018 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device that is capable of eliminating a power trace that can be analyzed in a power analysis attack and serves as a highly effective countermeasure against power analysis attacks. The device comprising an optical source providing optical energy to an integrated circuit. An optical detector optically linked to the optical source and converts the optical energy from the optical source into electrical energy to power a secure circuit.

[H01S] DEVICES USING STIMULATED EMISSION


VCSEL with elliptical aperture having reduced RIN
Patent No. 10742000 

Inventor(s): Deepa Gazula (Allen, TX), Gary Landry (Allen, TX), Jim Tatum (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): II-VI Delaware Inc. (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: Maschoff Brennan (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16424262 on 05/28/2019 (441 days app to issue)

Abstract: A VCSEL can include: an elliptical oxide aperture in an oxidized region that is located between an active region and an emission surface, the elliptical aperture having a short radius and a long radius with a radius ratio (short radius)/(long radius) being between 0.6 and 0.8, the VCSEL having a relative intensity noise (RIN) of less than 140 dB/Hz. The VCSEL can include an elliptical emission aperture having the same dimensions of the elliptical oxide aperture. The VCSEL can include an elliptical contact having an elliptical contact aperture therein, the elliptical contact being around the elliptical emission aperture. The elliptical contact can be C-shaped. The VCSEL can include one or more trenches lateral of the oxidized region, the one or more trenches forming an elliptical shape, wherein the oxidized region has an elliptical shape. The one or more trenches can be trapezoidal shaped trenches.

[H01S] DEVICES USING STIMULATED EMISSION


Screw less cover plate for electrical fixtures
Patent No. 10742012 

Inventor(s): Dovelyn J Waynick (Rockwall, TX), Max Probasco (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): DJW Push, INC (Rockwall, TX)
Law Firm: Patent 360 (Local + 459 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16571746 on 09/16/2019 (330 days app to issue)

Abstract: A screw less, adjustable cover plate for electrical fixtures is disclosed. The cover plate has a rear side which comprises of a prong attached thereto or molded as an integral part of the cover plate. The prong extends rearward from the cover plate and is orthogonal to a face of the cover plate. The prong is positioned in such a manner that it aligns with a threaded hole in the electrical outlet conventionally used to receive a screw for fastening the cover plate to the outlet. In an embodiment, the prong is configured to be pushed and not threaded into the threaded hole, in order to secure the cover plate to the electrical outlet. In this manner, the cover plate can be quickly installed without any tools and screws.

[H02G] INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES, OR OF COMBINED OPTICAL AND ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES (insulated conductors or cables with arrangements for facilitating mounting or securing H01B 7/40; distribution points incorporating switches H02B; guiding telephone cords H04M 1/15; cable ducts or mountings for telephone or telegraph exchange installations H04Q 1/06)


Wearable electronic device with a caseback having multiple, arc-shaped, ferrous, metal contacts
Patent No. 10742048 

Inventor(s): Alexander J. Brown (Foster City, CA), Brad D. Brinson (San Francisco, CA), Brad William Piercey (Oak Point, TX), Ryan Griffin Geraghty (San Francisco, CA), Sean E. Daley (San Jose, CA), Timothy Simeon Golnik (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Fossil Group, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Rutan Tucker, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16053545 on 08/02/2018 (740 days app to issue)

Abstract: A caseback has multiple, arc-shaped, ferrous, metal contacts that serve a dual purpose. The metal contacts i) establish an input connection between a battery for the wearable electronic device and charging prongs of a charger and ii) establish a magnetic coupling between the wearable electronic device and multiple magnets in the charger to hold the metal contacts of the wearable electronic device and the charging prongs of the charger in place during a charging of the battery. A male extension extends from a surface of the caseback to couple into a female receptor of the charger. i) The ferrous metal contacts” relationship with a positioning of the magnetics in the charger in combination with ii) the male extension coupling into the female receptor use magnetic and mechanical coupling to establish and control an alignment of the metal contacts with the charging prongs in three dimensions, a Z-axis, an X-axis, and a Y-axis.

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


Power supply system with non-linear capacitance charge-pump
Patent No. 10742117 

Inventor(s): Isaac Cohen (Dix Hills, NY)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16423685 on 05/28/2019 (441 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes a power supply system. The system includes a switch system comprising a switch that is configured to generate a switching voltage at a switching node in response to an input voltage. The system also includes a non-linear capacitance charge-pump coupled to the switching node and being configured to provide an output current in response to the switching voltage. The output current can have an amplitude that varies non-linearly with respect to an amplitude of the switching voltage. The switch system further includes an output stage configured to generate an output voltage on an output node in response to the output current.

[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]


Isolated capacitive power transfer
Patent No. 10742134 

Inventor(s): Joseph A. Sankman (Plano, TX), Lei Chen (Dallas, TX), Mark W. Morgan (Allen, TX), Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15685007 on 08/24/2017 (1083 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and device for providing isolated power transfer to a low-power load across a capacitor of a series resonance circuit are shown. The method includes comparing an output voltage received via a feedback loop with a desired output voltage. Responsive to determining that the output voltage is not equal to the desired output voltage, the method determines a sub-harmonic order of the resonant frequency of the series resonance circuit to use as a switching frequency and switches the series resonance circuit at substantially the determined subharmonic order of the resonant frequency.

[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]


Methods and circuitry for driving a device
Patent No. 10742209 

Inventor(s): Johan Tjeerd Strydom (Santa Clara, CA), Olivier Trescases (Toronto, , CA), Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16273851 on 02/12/2019 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and circuitry for driving a device are disclosed. An example of the circuitry includes a voltage sensing circuit coupled to an input of a transistor, the voltage sensing circuit having a first output at a node, the voltage sensing circuit comprising a capacitive voltage divider, and a current sensing circuit coupled to the input of the transistor and to the voltage sensing circuit, the current sensing circuit having a second output, the current sensing circuit comprising a resistive divider coupled to the input of the transistor.

[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]


4Tx codebook enhancement in LTE
Patent No. 10742280 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Ralf Bendlin (Cedar Park, TX), Runhua Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16518597 on 07/22/2019 (386 days app to issue)

Abstract: Channel state information (CSI) feedback in a wireless communication system is disclosed. A precoding matrix is generated for multi-antenna transmission based on precoding matrix indicator (PMI) feedback, wherein the PMI indicates a choice of precoding matrix derived from a matrix multiplication of two matrices from a first codebook and a second codebook. In one embodiment, the first codebook comprises at least a first precoding matrix constructed with a first group of adjacent Discrete-Fourier-Transform (DFT) vectors. In another embodiment, the first codebook comprises at least a second precoding matrix constructed with a second group of uniformly distributed non-adjacent DFT vectors. In yet another embodiment, the first codebook comprises at least a first precoding matrix and a second precoding matrix, where said first precoding matrix is constructed with a first group of adjacent DFT vectors, and said second precoding matrix is constructed with a second group of uniformly distributed non-adjacent DFT vectors.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


High-resolution CSI reporting based on unequal bit allocation in advanced wireless communication systems
Patent No. 10742290 

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: 15947539 on 04/06/2018 (858 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.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for link adaptation for low cost user equipments
Patent No. 10742383 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Richardson, TX), Eko Onggosanusi (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16132229 on 09/14/2018 (697 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided to perform link adaptation for transmissions from a base station to a user equipment (UE) capable of receiving only in a part of a system bandwidth. Mechanisms are provided for determining and mapping a range of channel quality information (CQI) values and for measuring, deriving, and providing channel state information (CSI) reports.

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


Signal conditioning in a serial data link
Patent No. 10742391 

Inventor(s): Arlo James Aude (Lawrenceville, GA), Eleazar Walter Kenyon (Tucker, GA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16359026 on 03/20/2019 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: A signal conditioner for use in a serial data communications link. The signal conditioner including a tunable delay element responsive to a tuning signal to provide time domain delay modulation of the input data signals to generate conditioned (output) data signals, and phase comparator circuitry to generate the delay tuning signal based on a detected phase error between feedback conditioned data signals, and a reference signal. The tunable delay element and the phase comparator circuitry forming a delay-locked tuning loop to phase lock the conditioned data signals to the reference signal, independent of voltage domain frequency response. An example signal conditioner is a jitter attenuator/cleaner, where the bandwidth of the reference signal is lower than the bandwidth of the delay-locked tuning loop, to provide a low-jitter reference signal.

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


Tamper-proof secure storage with recovery
Patent No. 10742427 

Inventor(s): Andrew T. Fausak (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products, L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15814476 on 11/16/2017 (999 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for tamper-proof detection triggering of automatic lockdown using a recoverable encryption mechanism issued from a secure escrow service. In an illustrative, non-limiting embodiment, an Information Handling System (IHS) may include: a processor; a secure storage device coupled to the processor, wherein the secure storage device comprises a container encrypted with a derived container key; and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory including program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution, cause the IHS to: receive a digital certificate from a remote server, wherein the digital certificate includes a public key and, in response to a detection of a tampering event, encrypt the derived container key using the public key.

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


Method and apparatus for adaptive control of contention window in LAA
Patent No. 10742562 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Hongbo Si (Garland, TX), Thomas David Novlan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15207291 on 07/11/2016 (1492 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for listen-before-talk (LBT) operation by an eNodeB (eNB) in a wireless communication network is provided. The method includes triggering an LBT request to transmit, to a user equipment (UE), at least one of an uplink (UL) grant or downlink (DL) data for UL transmission over an licensed assisted access (LAA), determining an adaptive contention window (CW) size includes a predetermined minimum value and maximum value for transmitting the DL data and UL grant, performing DL data and UL grant LBT operations in accordance with the adaptive CW size, performing a UL grant LBT operation that includes a higher priority than the DL data regardless of a level of quality of service (QoS) of the DL data to transmit a UL grant message to the UE, and multiplexing the UL grant with the DL data, and transmitting the multiplexed UL grant with the DL data transmission to the UE.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Secure network enrollment
Patent No. 10742610 

Inventor(s): James Thomas Row, II (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Oceus Networks Inc. (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15889753 on 02/06/2018 (917 days app to issue)

Abstract: A UE communicates with a network gateway to access a provisioning device via a provisioning network. The provisioning device uses identification data of the UE to authenticate the UE for a primary network, and provides primary network configuration data to the UE. Using the primary network configuration data, the UE communicates with the network gateway to access the primary network. The primary network configuration data can include data to enable the UE to establish communications with one or more private networks accessible via the primary network.

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


Inter-provider file transfer system and method
Patent No. 10742715 

Inventor(s): Brian Somes (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16539284 on 08/13/2019 (364 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network device may include a memory storing instructions and processor configured to execute the instructions to receive, from a first service provider, a file transfer request that includes at least a network location corresponding to a file to be transferred; determine whether the network location is internal or external to a second service provider network to which the network device belongs; modify the network location when it is determined that the network location included in the file transfer request is external to the second service provider network; retrieve the file to be transferred using the modified network location; and forward the retrieved file to a terminating user equipment (UE) device.

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


Supporting internet protocol version 4 (IPv4) extension headers
Patent No. 10742775 

Inventor(s): Lin Han (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15983670 on 05/18/2018 (816 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by a network element (NE) comprises receiving, by a receiver of the NE, an Internet Protocol (IP) version 4 (IPv4) packet from another NE, wherein the IPv4 packet comprises an IPv4 header, an extension header, and upper layer data, wherein the IPv4 header comprises a protocol number associated with the extension header, and wherein the IPv4 packet comprises a total length of the extension header, and processing, by a processor coupled to the receiver, the IPv4 packet based on the total length of the extension header.

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


Systems and methods for detecting inmate to inmate conference calls
Patent No. 10742801 

Inventor(s): Stephen Lee Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16189524 on 11/13/2018 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for detecting inmate to inmate conference calls in a correctional facility is disclosed herein. The system includes a database and a conference call detection server, wherein the conference call detection server is configured to monitor a plurality of inmate communications, convert an audio signal of each inmate communication to a frequency domain signal, identify frequency data comprising one or more frequency peaks and corresponding frequency values in the frequency domain signal for each inmate communication, generate a record comprising the frequency data for each inmate communication, resulting in a plurality of records, store the plurality of records in the database, detect an inmate to inmate conference call by matching a frequency subset of a new inmate communication with frequency data in a detected record in the database, and verify the inmate to inmate conference call by matching audio with voice biometric samples.

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


Apparatus and method for capturing and blending multiple images for high-quality flash photography using mobile electronic device
Patent No. 10742892 

Inventor(s): Hamid R. Sheikh (Allen, TX), John W. Glotzbach (Allen, TX), Long N. Le (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16278543 on 02/18/2019 (540 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes capturing multiple ambient images of a scene using at least one camera of an electronic device and without using a flash of the electronic device. The method also includes capturing multiple flash images of the scene using the at least one camera of the electronic device and during firing of a pilot flash sequence using the flash. The method further includes analyzing multiple pairs of images to estimate exposure differences obtained using the flash, where each pair of images includes one of the ambient images and one of the flash images that are both captured using a common camera exposure and where different pairs of images are captured using different camera exposures. In addition, the method includes determining a flash strength for the scene based on the estimate of the exposure differences and firing the flash based on the determined flash strength.

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


Intra-prediction with multiple reference lines
Patent No. 10742975 

Inventor(s): Shan Liu (San Jose, CA), Xiang Ma (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15972870 on 05/07/2018 (827 days app to issue)

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

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


Image decoding method, image coding method, image decoding apparatus, image coding apparatus, and image coding and decoding apparatus
Patent No. 10743010 

Inventor(s): Matthias Narroschke (Schaafheim, , DE), Semih Esenlik (Nazilli, , TR), Thomas Wedi (The Hague, , NL)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15970185 on 05/03/2018 (831 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bitstream, including a coded signal resulting from coding slices of an image, is decoded. Each slice includes plural largest coding units (LCUs). A slice is either a normal slice having a slice header with information useable for another slice or a dependent slice having an associated normal slice which is decoded using information included in a slice header of the associated normal slice. The image includes plural LCU rows, and each LCU row includes two or more LCUs. When decoding a first normal slice in a first LCU row that starts at a position other than a beginning of the first LCU row: (i) the first normal slice and any dependent slices associated with the first normal slice are decoded, and (ii) a second normal slice that starts at the beginning of a second LCU row, immediately following the first LCU row, is decoded.

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


Methods and systems for estimating motion in multimedia pictures
Patent No. 10743018 

Inventor(s): Arun Shankar Kudana (Bangalore, , IN), Soyeb Nagori (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15495568 on 04/24/2017 (1205 days app to issue)

Abstract: Several methods and systems for estimating motion in a plurality of multimedia pictures are disclosed. In an embodiment, at least one temporal distance between a multimedia picture and one or more reference pictures corresponding to the multimedia picture in a capture order associated with the plurality of multimedia pictures is computed. The at least one temporal distance is computed subsequent to an encoding of the multimedia picture. At least one motion estimation parameter is determined based on the at least one temporal distance. Motion associated with a subsequent multimedia picture to be encoded is estimated based on the at least one motion estimation parameter.

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


Multiple sign bit hiding within a transform unit
Patent No. 10743028 

Inventor(s): Dake He (Waterloo, , CA), Jing Wang (Waterloo, , CA), Xiang Yu (Kitchener, , CA)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15894085 on 02/12/2018 (911 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of encoding and decoding for video data are described for encoding or decoding coefficients for a transform unit. In particular, the sign bits for the non-zero coefficients are encoded using sign bit hiding. Two or more sets of coefficients are defined for the transform unit and a sign bit may be hidden for each set, subject to satisfaction of a threshold test. The sets may correspond to coefficient groups that are otherwise used in multi-level significance map encoding and decoding.

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


Pre-positioning of streaming content onto communication devices for future content recommendations
Patent No. 10743049 

Inventor(s): Mark D. Austin (Allen, TX), Martin Patrick McEnroe (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16168983 on 10/24/2018 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: Facilitating pre-positioning of streaming content onto communication devices is provided herein. A system can comprise a processor and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations. The operations can comprise facilitating an identification of a first multimedia content stream and a second multimedia content stream. The identification can be based on a usage preference of a defined entity associated with a communication device. The operations can also comprise, in response to a determination that an available network satisfies a defined network criterion, facilitating pre-positioning, at a data store of the communication device, the first multimedia content stream and the second multimedia content stream.

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


Wireless network and method for suggesting corrective action in response to detecting communications errors
Patent No. 10743135 

Inventor(s): Mark Jefferson Reed (Tucson, AZ), Stephen Michael Palik (Redondo Beach, CA)
Assignee(s): TRAXCELL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Mitch Harris, Atty at Law, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16557277 on 08/30/2019 (347 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile wireless network and a method of operation provide analysis of mobile wireless device communications and suggested corrective initiated upon detecting communications performance issues. In some embodiments, the operations include blocking access to location information pertaining to a mobile wireless device based on the state of access flag that is maintained in the network for the mobile wireless device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for network stranded remote radio installation
Patent No. 10743190 

Inventor(s): Erik Boch (Ottawa, , CA), Thomas Leonard Trevor Plestid (Ottawa, , CA), Tony Fook Nyau Wong (Ottawa, , CA)
Assignee(s): Mavenir Networks, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero Perle, L.L.P. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15905868 on 02/27/2018 (896 days app to issue)

Abstract: There is provided a system and a method for installing a Remote Radio Unit. The system and method is for a network stranded remote radio installation.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for using dedicated PAL band for control plane and GAA band as well as parts of PAL band for data plan on a CBRS network
Patent No. 10743191 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16558749 on 09/03/2019 (343 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for providing small cell backhaul communications includes a small cell backhaul network including a plurality of small cell network nodes each including transceivers enabling communication with at least two other small cell network nodes. A software defined network (SDN) controller controls the transceivers at each of the plurality of small cell network nodes to establish link configurations between the plurality of small cell network nodes of the small cell backhaul network. The SDN controller implements an optimizer module for managing operation the small cell backhaul network. The optimizer module uses an OpenFlow protocol to gather wireless and power consumption statistics.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for reporting beam information
Patent No. 10743204 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Pengfei Xia (San Diego, CA), Young Hoon Kwon (Laguna Niguel, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16001652 on 06/06/2018 (797 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for reporting beam information includes setting, by a user equipment (UE), a report type of a beam information report, wherein the beam information report includes beam indices of communications beams being reported, a reference beam quality measurement of one of the communications beams reported, and a report type field conveying the report type, and sending, by the UE to an access node, the beam information report.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Support for minimization of service interruption with device-to-device based user-equipment-to-network relay
Patent No. 10743235 

Inventor(s): Manivannan Thyagarajan (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Nokia Technologies Oy (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Nokia Technologies Oy (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15579661 on 06/11/2015 (1888 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from minimization of service interruption. For example, certain wireless communication systems may benefit from support for minimization of service interruption with device-to-device-based user-equipment-to-network relay. A method can include determining that a layer 3 relay is selected for a remote user equipment. The method can also include sending an indication to a serving access node about the relay selection.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for beamformed reference signals in three dimensional multiple input multiple output communications systems
Patent No. 10743320 

Inventor(s): Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16161925 on 10/16/2018 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a transmission point includes transmitting a plurality of first directional reference signals and a plurality of second directional reference signals, the plurality of first directional reference signals sweeping different first beams in a first plane and the plurality of second directional reference signals sweeping different first beams of the first plane, and receiving from a reception point, a request for the transmission point to commence operations in the second plane and a first feedback from a reception point, the first feedback indicating at least one first beam of the first plane and at least one beam group of the second plane, where measurements of the at least one first beam and the at least one beam group of the second plane satisfy a first selection criterion.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Response to a non access stratum message
Patent No. 10743366 

Inventor(s): Noun Choi (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Trop, Pruner Hu, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16227196 on 12/20/2018 (600 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobility management node in A core network receives a first Non Access Stratum (NAS) message via a second network element from a user equipment (UE), wherein the mobility management node stores a first identifying characteristic associated with at least one of a Local IP Access (LIPA) packet data network (PDN) connection or a selected IP traffic offload (SIPTO) PDN connection, the at least one of the LIPA PDN connection or the SIPTO PDN connection being via a first network element and for the UE. The mobility management node detects that the UE is connected to the second network element that is different from the first network element that has the first identifying characteristic, and in response to a condition that each PDN connection of the UE is a LIPA PDN connection or a SIPTO PDN connection, sends a second NAS message, the second NAS message including a cause code with a value that represents ”No EPS Bearer Context Activated.”

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Cooling devices including jet cooling with an intermediate mesh and methods for using the same
Patent No. 10743442 

Inventor(s): Naoya Take (Canton, MI), Shailesh N. Joshi (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: 16215898 on 12/11/2018 (609 days app to issue)

Abstract: An assembly includes a substrate including a base portion defining a plurality of orifices that extend through the base portion, the plurality of orifices defining a plurality of jet paths extending along and outward from the plurality of orifices, a mesh coupled to the base portion, the mesh defining a plurality of pores aligned with the plurality of jet paths, and a heat-generating device coupled to the mesh opposite the base portion, the heat-generating device defining a bottom surface that is oriented transverse to the plurality of jet paths.

[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)


Preventing shortened lifetimes of security keys in a wireless communications security system
Patent No. RE048158 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): Chi-Fong Ho (Hsin-Chu Hsien, , TW), Richard Lee-Chee Kuo (Taipei, , TW), Sam Shiaw-Shiang Jiang (Taipei, , TW)
Assignee(s): L2 Mobile Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Fitch, Even, Tabin Flannery, L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16230198 on 12/21/2018 (599 days app to issue)

Abstract: 23A wireless communications device has a first security key, a second security key, and established channels. Each established channel has a corresponding security count value, and utilizes a security key. At least one of the established channels utilizes the first security key. The second security key is assigned to a new channel. A first set is then used to obtain a first value. The first set has only security count values of all the established channels that utilize the second key. The first value is at least as great as the x most significant bits (MSB[subscript]x[/subscript]) of the greatest value in the first set. The MSB[subscript]x [/subscript]of the initial security count value for the new channel is set equal to the first value. If the first set is empty, then the initial security count is set to zero. Patent Class: N/A


Systems and methods for adaption and reconfiguration in a wireless network
Patent No. RE048161 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15947336 on 04/06/2018 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment method for adaptation and reconfiguration in a wireless network includes base stations coordinating and setting aside a set of time-frequency resources for probing purposes, the base stations coordinating a set of probing transmissions and timings to be used to synchronize base stations/UEs actions, the base stations signaling the resources and timings to UEs, the base stations performing coordinated operations on the resources according to the timings, the base stations receiving feedback reports from UEs based on UE measurements on the signaled resources according to the signaled timings, and the base stations further coordinating the operations for further probing or to apply probing transmissions on broader time-frequency resources. Patent Class: N/A


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Patent No. D892626 

Inventor(s): Jenny DeMarco Staab (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29674305 on 12/20/2018 (600 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Animal bathing and grooming glove
Patent No. D893111 

Inventor(s): Jay Michaelson (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): HandsOn Equine, LLC (Mansfield, TX)
Law Firm: FisherBroyles, LLP (Local + 17 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29726316 on 03/02/2020 (162 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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