Dallas Invents: 122 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 2

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

Patents granted include: 
Allied Bioscience’s infection control
Allstate Insurance’s accident re-creation using augmented reality
Avegant Corp.’s steerable high-resolution display
Brink’s self-service modular drop safes
CommScope Technologies’ wrap around antenna
Corvus Robotics’ warehouse inventory management using drones
IBM’s identifying objects of interest in augmented reality
Linear Labs’ magnetic motor and method of use
Lintec of America’s micron diameter yarns
Reliant Immune Diagnostics’ initiating telemedicine conference using self-diagnostic test

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 November 2,  2021  | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES  7
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING     12
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY       4
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS           7
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING  5
H: ELECTRICITY   43
G: PHYSICS        37
DESIGN: 7


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)     11
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano)          5
Cisco Technology Inc. (San Jose, CA)         3
ATT Intellectual Property I L.P. (Atlanta, GA)          3
Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)         3
CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)          3
Halliburton Energy Services INC. (Houston)           3
International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk, NY)          3
PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)          3

UNASSIGNED 8


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Jordan Christopher Brewer (Addison)       2
Julia Bykova (Richardson) 2
Karpaga Ganesh Patchirajan (Plano)         2
Marcio D. Lima (Richardson)        2
Scott David Hite (Pilot Point)        2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

System and method for joining boney structures
Patent No. 11160589 

Inventor(s): Randall F. Lee (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17175649 on 02/13/2021 (262 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are system and methods that use at least one non-threaded anchor and an implant with at least one aperture to join boney structures, where the interaction of the head of the anchor with the implant aperture causes the anchor to move transversely with respect to an initial trajectory. This movement causes compression or distraction of the boney structures which are coupled to the anchors.

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


Apparatus and method for gastric volume reduction utilizing an expandable member
Patent No. 11160677 

Inventor(s): Jennifer M. Nagy (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Ethicon, Inc. (Somerville, NJ)
Law Firm: Frost Brown Todd LLC (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16122443 on 09/05/2018 (1154 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is used to reduce a volume of a stomach of a patient. The method includes inverting a portion of a stomach wall to thereby create an inverted portion. An expandable member is positioned adjacent to the outer surface of the inverted portion. The expandable member is expanded to thereby expand the inverted portion. The expanded expandable member has a first outer diameter. A base region of the inverted portion is cinched to thereby capture the expanded expandable member in the expanded inverted portion. The expanded expandable member has a first outer diameter. Expanding and cinching provide a cinch diameter to first outer diameter ratio from approximately 0.5:1 to approximately 0.9:1.

[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]


Silica microcapsules and methods of preparing same
Patent No. 11160761 

Inventor(s): Feng Geng (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): International Flavors Fragrances Inc. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16086198 on 03/20/2017 (1688 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a microcapsule containing: (i) a microcapsule core having an active material, and (ii) a microcapsule wall formed of a first polymer and second polymer. The first polymer is a sol-gel polymer. The second polymer is gum arabic, purity gum ultra, gelatin, chitosan, xanthan gum, plant gum, carboxymethyl cellulose, sodium carboxymethyl guar gum, or a combination thereof. The weight ratio between the first and second polymer is 1:10 to 10:1. Also disclosed are processes for preparing the microcapsule and uses of the microcapsules in consumer products.

[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)


Infection control method and system
Patent No. 11160893 

Inventor(s): Craig Grossman (Point Roberts, WA), Gavri Grossman (Point Roberts, WA), Ingrida Grossman (Point Roberts, WA)
Assignee(s): Allied Bioscience, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16013127 on 06/20/2018 (1231 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for controlling infections in a facility such as a hospital or foodservice establishment is provided. The method comprises tagging assets, monitoring asset location and pathogen contamination for each asset over time, analyzing data sets to identify which assets are the critical control points for pathogen transfer, and coating a residual self-sanitizing coating composition on each asset identified as a critical control point. The infection control method shuts down pathogen transfer routes by mitigating or eliminating pathogen growth on the critical control points.

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


Implantable pulse generator for providing a neurostimulation therapy using complex impedance measurements and methods of operation
Patent No. 11160984 

Inventor(s): Daran DeShazo (Lewisville, TX), Steven Boor (Plano, TX), Vidhi Desai (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16370428 on 03/29/2019 (949 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, an implantable pulse generator (IPG) for providing a neurostimulation therapy, comprises: pulse generation circuitry and pulse delivery circuitry for controlling generation and delivery of electrical pulses to a patient using one or more electrodes of a stimulation lead; measurement circuitry for determining characteristics of one or more electrodes selected for delivery of electrical pulses; and a processor for controlling the IPG according to executable code; wherein the IPG is adapted to calculate values for an impedance model of the one or more selected electrodes using the determined plurality of voltage measurements and to adjust current levels for the exponentially decreasing current pattern based on the calculated values for the impedance mode.

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


Systems and methods for wireless control of noninvasive electrotherapy
Patent No. 11160986 

Inventor(s): Dain Silvola (Florence, OR), David Orr (Vista, CA), Jay Dave (San Marcos, CA), Joseph Winn (Aliso Viejo, CA), Michael Wayne Moore (Oceanside, CA), Thomas Jerome Bachinski (Lakeville, MN)
Assignee(s): DJO, LLC (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe Martens Olson Bear LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16126822 on 09/10/2018 (1149 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and devices for providing noninvasive electrotherapy and electrical stimulation are described herein. In one aspect, a device for noninvasive electrotherapy includes wireless communication circuitry configured to receive pulse generation control signals wirelessly transmitted from a computing device. The device can include pulse generation circuitry configured to deliver electrical waveforms according to instructions encoded in the pulse generation control signals. The computing device can include a cellular telephone device, a portable media player, a personal digital assistant, a tablet computer, or an internet access device.

[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]


Zinc oxide complexes
Patent No. 11161963 

Inventor(s): James Swanzy (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): MARY KAY INC. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16556494 on 08/30/2019 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: A complex formed by a zinc oxide molecule and a molecule comprising an acidic hydrogen is disclosed. The oxygen atom of the zinc oxide molecule is covalently bound to the acidic hydrogen.

[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)


 

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

Multilayer composites comprising heat shrinkable polymers and nanofiber sheets
Patent No. 11161329 

Inventor(s): Julia Bykova (Richardson, TX), Marcio D. Lima (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Greenblum Bernstein, P.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15950284 on 04/11/2018 (1301 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multilayer composite is disclosed comprising a heat shrinkable polymer layer and a nanofiber layer. Methods of forming the composite and uses thereof are also described.

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


Systems and methods for reducing strain on a vehicle door using a relief bracket
Patent No. 11161397 

Inventor(s): Alyssa J. Flowers-Bouman (South Lyon, MI), Blaine C. Benson (Ann Arbor, MI), Erik Andersen (Ann Arbor, MI), Keith O’’Brien (Highland, MI), Wasim Ukra (Canton, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16525862 on 07/30/2019 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for reducing strain on a vehicle door comprises the vehicle door. The vehicle door comprises an inner panel and a division bar comprising a first portion and a second portion. The system further comprises a relief bracket configured to reduce strain on the inner panel when the vehicle door is closed. The relief bracket comprises a first portion coupled to the second portion of the division bar, a second portion coupled to the inner panel, and a relief portion extending between the first portion and the second portion.

[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)


Auxiliary wireless power transfer system
Patent No. 11161421 

Inventor(s): Chi-Ming Wang (Ann Arbor, MI), Ercan M. Dede (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15690136 on 08/29/2017 (1526 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for generating and storing electrical energy for a partially or fully electric vehicle having a motor/generator, the system includes an auxiliary power device configured to generate electrical energy by converting non-electrical energy into electrical energy. The system includes a transmitter connected to the auxiliary power device and configured to wirelessly transmit the electrical energy generated by the auxiliary power device. The system includes a battery configured to store electrical energy and power the motor/generator to propel the vehicle. The system includes a receiver connected to the battery and configured to receive electrical energy and charge the battery. The system includes a power bus configured to wirelessly receive the generated electrical energy from the transmitter and transmit the generated electrical energy to the receiver.

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


Acceleration compensation during engine torque changes
Patent No. 11161524 

Inventor(s): Alejandro M. Sanchez (Ann Arbor, MI), Christian Tjia (Ann Arbor, MI), Sandeep Kumar Reddy Janampally (Canton, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16436605 on 06/10/2019 (876 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle acceleration compensation system, including an accelerator pedal, throttle, and a transmission configured to shift between two or more fixed gears, wherein each gear relates the motor power to a vehicle torque. The system also includes a control unit configured to receive data from one or more sensors. The control unit includes a real-time throttle map relating the accelerator pedal position to the throttle position, such that a given accelerator pedal position directs a corresponding target throttle position, and a real-time shift map relating a desired transmission gear to a current transmission gear, current vehicle speed, and current throttle position, such that a given vehicle speed, given throttle position, and given transmission gear directs a corresponding target transmission gear. In response to sensor data, the control unit updates the throttle map and shift map such that the vehicle torque is altered to produce a desired acceleration value.

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


Torque box sleeves for aircraft wing assemblies
Patent No. 11161592 

Inventor(s): George Ryan Decker (Fort Worth, TX), Steven Allen Robedeau, Jr. (Keller, TX), Tjepke Heeringa (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16567519 on 09/11/2019 (783 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wing assembly for an aircraft includes a torque box sleeve having an open end and a plurality of integral sides including leading, aft, top and bottom sides that jointlessly form a continuous surface having a generally airfoil shape. The wing assembly includes an internal support subassembly having a plurality of ribs coupled to a central spar. The internal support subassembly is formed into a single component outside the torque box sleeve and inserted into the open end of the torque box sleeve as the single component. The internal support subassembly is coupled to an interior of the torque box sleeve.

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


Flexured standpipes for aircraft propulsion assemblies
Patent No. 11161606 

Inventor(s): Eric Stephen Olson (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16743472 on 01/15/2020 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: A propulsion assembly includes a rotor assembly, a mast coupled to the rotor assembly and a bull gear coupled to the mast. The bull gear is subject to radial and axial loads. The propulsion assembly includes a flexured standpipe extending through the bull gear and a ball bearing including inner and outer races interposed between the bull gear and the flexured standpipe. The ball bearing is configured to absorb axial loads from the bull gear. The bull gear is rotatably coupled to the flexured standpipe via the ball bearing. The flexured standpipe flexes in response to radial loads from the bull gear.

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


Bond fixture for sheath assembly of rotor blade
Patent No. 11161627 

Inventor(s): David Littlejohn (Haslet, TX), Eric Boyle (Haslet, TX), Scott Oren Smith (Bedford, TX), Sven Roy Lofstrom (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16374578 on 04/03/2019 (944 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bond fixture includes a first fixture having a heater and a plurality of clamps. Each of the plurality of clamps includes a first member and a second member rotatable between a first position and a second position. A second fixture includes a root end lift translatable vertically between a retracted position and an extended position and a root end clamp translatable along a horizontal axis. The root end clamp is configured to cooperate with the root end.

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


Interlocking stackable containers
Patent No. 11161643 

Inventor(s): Jan Aziz (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15996277 on 06/01/2018 (1250 days app to issue)

Abstract: An interlocking container formed from one piece of material, comprising, a base panel having a first, second, third, and forth edge; a first side foldably connected along a first edge to the first edge of the base panel, a second side foldably connected along a first edge to the second edge of the base panel, a third side is foldably connected along a first edge to the third edge of the base panel, a fourth side is foldably connected along the a edge to the fourth edge of the base panel, wherein when folded a container with interlocking tabs is formed.

[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


Drawstring trash bag
Patent No. 11161652 

Inventor(s): Jarred R. Engelking (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Poly-America, L.P. (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17016739 on 09/10/2020 (418 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is directed to a drawstring bag comprising a first panel and a second panel. The first panel and the second panel are joined along a first side, a bottom, and a second side. The first panel and the second panel thereby define an upper opening of the bag. The drawstring bag may further comprise a wave shaped drawstring disposed within a first hem along the upper opening of the bag in the first panel and a second wave shaped drawstring disposed within a second hem along the upper opening of the bag in the second panel. Each of the wave shaped drawstrings may be out stretched prior to insertion into the corresponding hem to narrow the upper opening of the bag to provide for the bag gripping the openings of trash containers.

[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


Polymeric bags and method of forming polymeric bags
Patent No. 11161687 

Inventor(s): Brad A. Cobler (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Poly-America, L.P. (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16369832 on 03/29/2019 (949 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to improvements for the manufacturing of a wave-cut bag of polymeric film, more specifically a wave-cut bag with a body having improved shock, tear and puncture resistance. The polymeric film has an embossed pattern of a plurality of embossed regions that are comprised of a plurality of parallel, linear embosses. Further disclosed is a process for intermittently applying the embossed pattern to a collapsed tube of a blown film extrusion process. The collapsed tube with the intermittently applied embossed pattern is particularly well suited for constructing wave-cut trash bags with the embossed pattern applied to a central body of the wave-cut bags.

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


System and apparatus for wire and cable packaging and payoff
Patent No. 11161711 

Inventor(s): John L. Rhoads (The Colony, TX), Karolina Zuraw (Richardson, TX), Troy D. Skidmore (McKinney, TX), William T. Bigbee, Jr. (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16819862 on 03/16/2020 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for the transportation and payoff of coiled wire and cable, the apparatus comprising a clamshell package, an inner void formed by the clamshell package, the inner void comprising a compartment within for containing coiled wire and cable during transportation and payoff of the wire and cable, a payoff port is coupled to the clamshell package, wherein the coiled wire and cable is extracted from the clamshell package through the payoff port on an axis substantially similar to the axis of the extracted wire and cable, and wherein the payoff port extends from the clamshell package through the coiled wire and cable.

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


Convective cooling of a pressurized gearbox
Patent No. 11162572 

Inventor(s): Scott David Poster (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15354715 on 11/17/2016 (1811 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes a cooling system for a gearbox, the cooling system comprising: a pressurized housing in fluid communication with the gearbox configured to circulate a pressurized lubricant; and one or more cooling fins about the pressurized housing, wherein heat from the pressurized lubricant within the pressurized housing is actively convected through the one or more cooling fins.

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


 

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

Applying micron diameter yarns
Patent No. 11161743 

Inventor(s): Julia Bykova (Richardson, TX), Marcio D. Lima (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Greenblum Bernstein, P.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16390130 on 04/22/2019 (925 days app to issue)

Abstract: Placement of nanofibers and yarns comprised of nanofibers onto a substrate are described. The nanofiber yarns are difficult to manipulate with precision given that the diameters can be as little as 5 microns or even less than one micron. As described herein, a placement system is described that can place nanofiber yarns on a substrate at pitches less than 100 m, less than 50 m, less than 10 m, and in some embodiments as low as 2 m. In part, this precise placement at small pitches is facilitated by the use of coarse and fine adjustment translators, and a guide connected to a compliant flange. The compliant flange and the guide facilitate consistency of location of a nanofiber yarn.

[C01B] NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS; COMPOUNDS THEREOF (fermentation or enzyme-using processes for the preparation of elements or inorganic compounds except carbon dioxide C12P 3/00; production of non-metallic elements or inorganic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B)


Method for treating wastewater using a portable, non-biological, cyclic sewage treatment plant
Patent No. 11161761 

Inventor(s): Daniel R. Smith (Springtown, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16283747 on 02/23/2019 (983 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile sewage treatment and water reclamation system for rapid deployment to augment existing wastewater systems and/or provide interim service in lieu of permanent facilities, includes: (a) a denaturing stage wherein raw sewage is first ground into suspendable grit, its pH lowered to kill acid-sensitive bio-organisms and raised to kill base-sensitive bio-organisms, and then neutralized; (b) a clarifying stage employing an inverted-cone tank to circulate the solution after injection with chemicals to flocculate small particles for collection in a layer for siphoning off; and (c) a disposal stage wherein clarified water passes through media filters to remove remaining solids and odors, the effluent water being clean enough for irrigation, aquatic life and discharge into waterways; and wherein sterile sludge is pressed into semi-dry solids, then dried, crushed, powdered and bagged for use as high-nitrate biomass fertilizer or for fossil-fuel power co-generation applications.

[C02F] TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE (processes for making harmful chemical substances harmless, or less harmful, by effecting a chemical change in the substances A62D 3/00; separation, settling tanks or filter devices B01D; special arrangements on waterborne vessels of installations for treating water, waste water or sewage, e.g. for producing fresh water, B63J; adding materials to water to prevent corrosion C23F; treating radioactively-contaminated liquids G21F 9/04) [3]


Cu- and Ni-catalyzed decarboxylative borylation reactions
Patent No. 11161859 

Inventor(s): Tian Qin (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): THE SCRIPPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (La Jolla, CA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16495907 on 03/14/2018 (1329 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention is directed to methods of converting a carboxylic acid group in a compound, via a redox active ester, to a corresponding boronic ester by treatment with bis(pinacolato)diboron-alkyllithium complex in the presence of a ligand, a Ni(ll) salt or a copper salt, and an Mg(ll) salt, in the presence of an alkyllithium or a lithium hydroxide or alkoxide salt. The product pinacolato boronate ester can be cleaved to provide a boronic acid. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing various compounds of medical value comprising boronic acid groups, and to novel boronic-acid containing compounds of medicinal value, including an atorvastatin boronic acid analog, a vancomycin aglycone boronic acid analog, and boronic acid containing elastase inhibitors mCBK319, mCBK320, mCBK323, and RPX-7009.

[C07F] ACYCLIC, CARBOCYCLIC, OR HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS CONTAINING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN CARBON, HYDROGEN, HALOGEN, OXYGEN, NITROGEN, SULFUR, SELENIUM OR TELLURIUM (metal-containing porphyrins C07D 487/22; macromolecular compounds C08)


Process for reclamation of polyester by reactor addition
Patent No. 11161960 

Inventor(s): Mohammed Razeem (Plano, TX), William J. Barenberg (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): OCTAL SAOC FZC (Muscat, , OM)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17185376 on 02/25/2021 (250 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for rotary die cutting. The method may include providing, to an accumulator, an input comprising a melt. The method may include processing, by the accumulator utilizing a set of rolls, the melt to form a sheet of material. The method may include providing, from the accumulator, the sheet of material to a dandy roll. The method may include providing, from the dandy roll, the sheet of material to a rotary die. The method may include cutting, by the rotary die, a product from the sheet of material. The method may include providing, from the rotary die, the product to a stacker.

[C08J] WORKING-UP; GENERAL PROCESSES OF COMPOUNDING; AFTER-TREATMENT NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C08B, C08C, C08F, C08G or C08H (working, e.g. shaping, of plastics B29) [2]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Electrically conductive proppant and methods for detecting, locating and characterizing the electrically conductive proppant
Patent No. 11162022 

Inventor(s): Terrence Palisch (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CARBO CERAMICS INC. (Houston, TX), Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16747650 on 01/21/2020 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: Electrically conductive proppants and methods for detecting, locating, and characterizing same are provided. The electrically conductive proppant can include a substantially uniform coating of an electrically conductive material having a thickness of at least 500 nm. The method can include injecting a hydraulic fluid into a wellbore extending into a subterranean formation at a rate and pressure sufficient to open a fracture therein, injecting into the fracture a fluid containing the electrically conductive proppant, electrically energizing the earth at or near the fracture, and measuring three dimensional (x, y, and z) components of electric and magnetic field responses at a surface of the earth or in an adjacent wellbore.

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


Device for leveling and aligning tiles and method for leveling and aligning tiles
Patent No. 11162266 

Inventor(s): Clinton D. Bunch (Keller, TX), Joshua A. Bunch (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16685036 on 11/15/2019 (718 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device for leveling and aligning tiles and method for leveling and aligning tiles are disclosed. In one embodiment, the leveling device includes a body and two spaced and parallel strip members extending transversely from the body. Each of the spaced and parallel strip members extend to the front and rear of the body. Two opposing lateral open windows are formed in the body. A breakaway section is defined along the body. A wedge device is provided for penetrating one or more of the two opposing lateral open windows and exerting a force on the tiles for leveling them relative to each other.

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


Roll-up door with spiral brackets
Patent No. 11162301 

Inventor(s): Kazuo Mita (Lewisville, TX), Ruiping Ouyang (Richardson, TX), Thomas Joseph Steckbeck (Mifflintown, PA), Toru Kimura (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Overhead Door Corporation (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16122730 on 09/05/2018 (1154 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure presents a safe high speed roll-up door with spiral brackets. To enable a high speed operation, robust spiral brackets having efficient spacing are provided to guide the plurality of sectional slats. Durable and low noise signature rollers are used. A unique assembly configuration of the slats and the tracks guiding the rollers enable quick replacement of each individual roller without disassembling the door. A double-belt counter weight mechanism balances the door and incorporates safety sensors that prevent loosening the belts when the door is jammed. The belts are further adjustable using ratchets such that adjustment for the horizontal balance as well as weight position is made effortless. In all, the high speed roll-up door using sectional slats performs faster and quieter, withstands greater loads, and lasts longer than other existing roll-up doors with spiral brackets.

[E06B] FIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES, OR LIKE ENCLOSURES, IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES (shades or blinds for greenhouses A01G 9/22; curtains A47H; lids for car boots or bonnets B62D 25/10; sky-lights E04B 7/18; sunshades, awnings E04F 10/00)


Downhole tool for connecting with a conveyance line
Patent No. 11162305 

Inventor(s): Brandon Martin (Forney, TX)
Assignee(s): Impact Selector International, LLC (Heath, TX)
Law Firm: Boisbrun Hofman, PLC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16721828 on 12/19/2019 (684 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole tool for connecting with a conveyance line. The downhole tool may include a body configured to receive the line and a fluid seal operable to seal against the line when the downhole tool is connected with the line to inhibit wellbore fluid from entering the body when the downhole tool is conveyed within a wellbore via the line. The downhole tool may include a fluid seal slidably disposed within the body and operable to seal against an inner surface of the body to inhibit wellbore fluid from entering the body when the downhole tool is conveyed within the wellbore. The body may include a first body and a second body connected together, wherein the first body is operable to move with respect to the second body when a predetermined tension is applied to the line from the wellsite surface to cause the downhole tool to release the line.

[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]


Anchor for a downhole linear actuator
Patent No. 11162313 

Inventor(s): Mark Holly (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15992499 on 05/30/2018 (1252 days app to issue)

Abstract: An anchor for a linear actuator includes a body, a mandrel with at least two slip-receiving portions, and one or more slips. The body can be coupled to the linear actuator and the mandrel can be coupled to the power rod of the linear actuator. The linear actuator can power on and cause the power rod to move in an uphole direction toward the linear actuator. Moving the power rod can cause the mandrel to move in an uphole direction. The slip can respond to the mandrel moving in an uphole direction by expanding outward. The mandrel can continue to move in the uphole direction until the slip is received at a second slip-receiving portion.

[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]


Wellbore isolation device
Patent No. 11162322 

Inventor(s): David Allen Dockweiler (Prosper, TX), Tyler Joseph Norman (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16332540 on 04/05/2018 (1307 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wellbore isolation device is provided which includes a tubular body having an external surface and an inner bore formed longitudinally through the tubular body. The tubular body has an expanding section transitionable from an initial configuration to an expanded configuration. One or more fins project radially from the external surface of the expanding section. The fins are anchorable into surrounding surfaces when the expanding section transitions to the expanded configuration. A plugging element is positioned, after the expanding section is in the expanded configuration, to restrict fluid communication through the inner bore.

[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]


Addressable switch assembly for wellbore systems and method
Patent No. 11162334 

Inventor(s): Brad Perry (Santo, TX), Phillip Phelps (Fort Worth, TX), Rick Wallace (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16581928 on 09/25/2019 (769 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for controlling a target switch assembly in a chain of switch assemblies includes distributing the chain of switch assemblies in a wellbore; placing a controller at a head of the wellbore; making a first decision, at the controller, to actuate a corresponding detonator of the target switch assembly; transmitting, from the controller to the target switch assembly, a fire command to activate the corresponding detonator; and making a second decision, locally, at the target switch assembly, to activate the detonator, after the fire command from the controller is received.

[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

 

Drive mechanism and accessory system
Patent No. 11162415 

Inventor(s): Charles J. Martis (Murphy, TX), Christopher Delmont Corfman (Grapevine, TX), Kerry Wayne Whitaker (Gordonville, TX), Stephen William O’’Brien (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): TSI Products, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Hitchcock Evert LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17125064 on 12/17/2020 (320 days app to issue)

Abstract: A drive mechanism that connects to a rotary drive component for transferring rotary motion to another component. The drive mechanism may be a conversion assembly to facilitate a connection to an existing rotary drive component and transfer the rotary motion to another component. The drive mechanism may include a drive shaft, a housing with a rotary bearing and seal, an enclosure and a drive pulley or other transfer component.

[F02B] INTERNAL-COMBUSTION PISTON ENGINES; COMBUSTION ENGINES IN GENERAL (cyclically operating valves therefor F01L; lubricating internal-combustion engines F01M; gas-flow silencers or exhaust apparatus therefor F01N; cooling of internal-combustion engines F01P; internal-combustion turbines F02C; plants in which engines use combustion products F02C, F02G)


Faucet handle with dual valve stem cavities
Patent No. 11162611 

Inventor(s): Jon Manoj (Mesquite, TX), Robert Jones (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): Danco, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Scheef Stone, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16690747 on 11/21/2019 (712 days app to issue)

Abstract: A faucet handle comprising two valve stem cavities. A first valve stem cavity is different from second valve stem cavity in at least one characteristic of size, shape, or orientation to allow a single faucet handle to be used with different valve stems for different types of applications. A first valve stem cavity may be configured to receive a valve stem in a substantially vertical orientation as may be commonly used with a lavatory faucet application and a second valve stem cavity may be configured to receive a valve stem in an angled orientation as may be commonly used with a tub or shower faucet application. Any combination of differing characteristics may be used for the first and second valve cavities to accommodate different valve stem characteristics.

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


Controller, method of operating a water source heat pump and a water source heat pump
Patent No. 11162627 

Inventor(s): Eric Perez (Hickory Creek, TX), Harold Gene Havard, Jr. (Carrollton, TX), Steve Schneider (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16694381 on 11/25/2019 (708 days app to issue)

Abstract: A controller, a water source heat pump and a computer useable medium are disclosed herein. In one embodiment the controller includes: (1) an interface configured to receive operating data and monitoring data from the water source heat pump and transmit control signals to components of thereof and (2) a processor configured to respond to the operating data or the monitoring data by operating at least one motor-operated valve of the water source heat pump via a control signal.

[F16L] PIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL


Air intake coupling with noise suppression for low NOx emission furnace
Patent No. 11162677 

Inventor(s): Darcy Q. Easterling (Flower Mound, TX), Leonor Beakley (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16251491 on 01/18/2019 (1019 days app to issue)

Abstract: An air intake coupling has at least one noise suppression hole formed therein. A gas-air mixer elbow is fluidly coupled to the air intake coupling. A burner box assembly is fluidly coupled to the gas-air mixer elbow via a gas-air plenum box. A heat-exchange tube has a first end that is fluidly coupled to the burner box assembly. A fan is fluidly coupled to a second end of the heat-exchange tube via a cold-end header box.

[F23D] BURNERS


Stackable propellant module for gas generation
Patent No. 11162767 

Inventor(s): Thomas Earl Burky (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15564472 on 12/28/2016 (1770 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure provides a stackable propellant module for use inside of a gas generation canister. The modules are designed to enable them to be individually fired rather than as a unitary mass, as done in conventional configurations. This enables the generation of a controlled pressure profile rather than an uncontrolled pressure profile determined by the environmental conditions downhole, such as temperature and pressure.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Systems and methods for automatic unloading of parcels
Patent No. 11161704 

Inventor(s): Eric S. Wilson (Flower Mound, TX), Michael D. Carpenter (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Siemens Logistics LLC (DFW Airport, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16443427 on 06/17/2019 (869 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for automatic unloading of articles from a container or trailer comprising a control system comprising at least one processor configured via computer executable instructions to perform automated unloading operations utilizing a plurality of unloading apparatuses, generate, on a display, an identification for each of the plurality of unloading apparatuses, generate, on the display, an identification of an operating status for each of the plurality of unloading apparatuses, monitor the automated unloading operations, automatically detect an exception of an automated unloading operation performed by an unloading apparatus, halt the automated unloading operation based on a detected exception, and modify, on the display, the identification of the operation status of the unloading apparatus indicating that the automated unloading operation has halted.

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


MEMS gyroscope start-up process and circuit
Patent No. 11162790 

Inventor(s): Chao-Ming Tsai (Southlake, TX), Deyou Fang (Frisco, TX), Yamu Hu (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Crowe Dunlevy (Local + 7 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16452813 on 06/26/2019 (860 days app to issue)

Abstract: A drive signal is applied to a MEMS gyroscope having several intrinsic resonant modes. Frequency and amplitude of mechanical oscillation in response to the drive signal is sensed. At startup, the drive signal frequency is set to a kicking frequency offset from a resonant frequency corresponding to a desired one of the intrinsic resonant modes. In response to sufficient sensed amplitude of mechanical oscillation at the kicking frequency, a frequency tracking process is engaged to control the frequency for the drive signal to sustain mechanical oscillation at the frequency of the desired one of the plurality of intrinsic resonant modes as the oscillation amplitude increases. When the increasing amplitude of the mechanical oscillation exceeds a threshold, a gain control process is used to exercise gain control over the applied drive signal so as to cause the amplitude of mechanical oscillation to match a further threshold. At that point start-up terminates.

[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)


Vehicle sensor cover display
Patent No. 11162822 

Inventor(s): Salem Bensalem (Lansing, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16738855 on 01/09/2020 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a system for controlling the visual appearance of a sensor cover on a vehicle. The system includes a processor, and a sensor cover display disposed on the sensor cover and in communication with the processor. A color-changing element is included in the sensor cover display. The processor is configured to provide a signal representing a desired color or pattern to the color-changing element, and the color-changing element is configured to render the desired color or pattern.

[G01D] MEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; TRANSFERRING OR TRANSDUCING ARRANGEMENTS NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Frequency synthesizer output cycle counter including ring encoder
Patent No. 11162986 

Inventor(s): Karthik Subburaj (Karnataka, , IN), Raghu Ganesan (Karnataka, , IN), Sreekiran Samala (Plano, TX), Tom Altus (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16597612 on 10/09/2019 (755 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of frequency estimation. A clock output from a frequency synthesizer is received at an input of a ring encoder. The ring encoder generates outputs including a ring encoder output clock and an encoded output which represents LSBs of a clock cycle count of the clock output. A binary counter is run using the ring encoder output clock which provides an output count which represents MSBs of the clock cycle count. Using a reference clock, the encoded output is sampled to provide a sampled encoded output and the output count is sampled to provide a sampled output count. Error correcting is applied to the sampled encoded output to provide a corrected sampled encoded output. The corrected sampled encoded output and sampled output count are combined to provide a combined output which is used for estimating an instantaneous or average frequency of the clock output.

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


Methods and apparatus for reducing a transient glitch in ultrasound applications
Patent No. 11163046 

Inventor(s): Aravind Miriyala (Bangalore, , IN), Raja Sekhar Kanakamedala (Bangalore, , IN), Ravikumar Pattipaka (Bangalore, , IN), Sandeep Kesrimal Oswal (Bangalore, , IN), Vajeed Nimran P A (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16859440 on 04/27/2020 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for reducing a transient glitch in ultrasound applications are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a transducer to (A) output a signal during a transmit phase and (B) receive a reflected signal corresponding to the signal during a receive phase; a receiver switch coupled to the transducer at a first node, the receiver switch to (A) open during the transmit phase and (B) close during the receive phase; and a clamp coupled to the transducer at the first node, the clamp to provide a high impedance during the transmit phase and the receive phase and provide a low impedance during a transient phase.

[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


Combination motion and acoustic piezoelectric sensor apparatus and method of use therefor
Patent No. 11163078 

Inventor(s): Richard Pearce (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Seamap USA, LLC (Huntsville, TX)
Law Firm: Clements Bernard Walker (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16110474 on 08/23/2018 (1167 days app to issue)

Abstract: Sensors used in mapping strata beneath a marine body are described, such as used in a flexible towed array. A first sensor is a motion sensor including a conductive liquid in a chamber between a rigid tube and a piezoelectric motion film circumferentially wrapped about the tube. A second sensor is a traditional acoustic sensor or a novel acoustic sensor using a piezoelectric sensor mounted with a thin film separation layer of flexible microspheres on a rigid substrate. Additional non-acoustic sensors are optionally mounted on the rigid substrate for generation of output used to reduce noise observed by the acoustic sensors. Combinations of acoustic, non-acoustic, and motion sensors co-located in rigid streamer housing sections are provided.

[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]


Steerable high-resolution display
Patent No. 11163164 

Inventor(s): D. Scott Dewald (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Avegant Corp. (San Mateo, CA)
Law Firm: Nicholson De Vos Webster Elliott LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16726212 on 12/23/2019 (680 days app to issue)

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

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


Volumetric display using noble gasses
Patent No. 11163178 

Inventor(s): Sean Rodrigues (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Jordan IP Law, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16851694 on 04/17/2020 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems may provide for 3D volumetric displays. Such 3D volumetric displays may include a transparent enclosed volume holding a noble gas as a gain medium. Two electrodes positioned on opposing sides of the transparent enclosed volume, may apply a voltage to excite electrons of the gain medium to an excited state. A pump laser may emit a laser beam into the gain medium at a wavelength that has an energy below an absorption line of the gain medium to allow for photon collision while also allowing the laser beam to enter the gain medium. A lens may focus the laser beam to a focused spot within the transparent enclosed volume and move the focused spot as a three-dimensionally scanned voxel to produce a 3D image.

[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]


Transport gait and gesture interpretation
Patent No. 11163372 

Inventor(s): Stephen Paul McFarland, Jr. (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16837984 on 04/01/2020 (580 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of receiving, by a computer associated with a transport, a gait of an individual from at least one camera associated with the transport, validating, by the computer, the gait, receiving, by the computer, a gesture of the individual from the at least one camera, validating, by the computer, the gesture, and performing, by the computer, one or more functions based on the validated gait and the validated gesture.

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


Systems, devices, techniques, and methods for data migration
Patent No. 11163473 

Inventor(s): Patrick A. La Fratta (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Holland Hart LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16195018 on 11/19/2018 (1079 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for performing data migration operations using a memory system are described. The memory system may include a data migration component, such as a driver, for facilitating the transfer of data between a first memory device that may implement a first memory technology (e.g., having a relatively fast access speed) and a second memory device that may implement a second memory technology (e.g., having a relatively large capacity). The component may indicate the data migration operation to a second component (e.g., a controller) of the memory system. The second component may initiate the transfer of data between the first memory device and the second memory device based on the receiving the indication of the data migration operation. In some cases, the transfer of data between the first memory device and the second memory device may occur within the memory system without being transferred through a host device.

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


Vector compare and store instruction that stores index values to memory
Patent No. 11163564 

Inventor(s): Charles H. Stewart (Richardson, TX), Charles R. Bezet (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. (Grand Cayman, , KY), VeriSilicon Microelectronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, , CN)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16154404 on 10/08/2018 (1121 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methods to generate a packed result array using parallel vector processing, of an input array and a comparison operation. In one aspect, an additive scan operation can be used to generate memory offsets for each successful comparison operation of the input array and to generate a count of the number of data elements satisfying the comparison operation. In another aspect, the input array can be segmented to allow more efficient processing using the vector registers. In another aspect, a vector processing system is disclosed that is operable to receive a data array, a comparison operation, and threshold criteria, and output a packed array, at a specified memory address, comprising of the data elements satisfying the comparison operation.

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


Systems and methods for identifying intersections using content metadata
Patent No. 11163784 

Inventor(s): Kristofor Selden (Seattle, WA), Michael Flashman (Eureka, CA), Peter Rinearson (Vashon, WA)
Assignee(s): CORRINO HOLDINGS LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ascenda Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15630760 on 06/22/2017 (1594 days app to issue)

Abstract: User-submitted content (e.g., stories) may be associated with descriptive metadata (intersection metadata), such as a timeframe, location, tags, and so on. The user-submitted content may be browed and/or searched using the descriptive metadata. Intersection criteria comprising a prevailing timeframe, a location, and/or other metadata criteria may be used to identify an intersection space comprising one or more stories. The stories may be ordered according to relative importance, which may be determined (at least in part) by comparing story metadata to the intersection criteria.

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


Unified forward and inverse transform architecture
Patent No. 11163852 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16830673 on 03/26/2020 (586 days app to issue)

Abstract: Multiple transform sizes improve video coding efficiency, but also increase the implementation complexity. Furthermore, both forward and inverse transforms need to be supported in various consumer devices. Embodiments provide a unified forward and inverse transform architecture that supports computation of both forward and inverse transforms for multiple transforms sizes using shared hardware circuits. The unified architecture exploits the symmetry properties of forward and inverse transform matrices to achieve hardware sharing across different the transform sizes and also between forward and inverse transform computations.

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


Machine learning model with watermarked weights
Patent No. 11163861 

Inventor(s): Deepak Kumar Poddar (Bangalore, , IN), Jason A. T. Jones (Richmond, TX), Mihir Mody (Bangalore, , IN), Veeramanikandan Raju (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16188560 on 11/13/2018 (1085 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a system includes storage storing a machine learning model, wherein the machine learning model comprises a plurality of layers comprising multiple weights. The system also includes a processing unit coupled to the storage and operable to group the weights in each layer into a plurality of partitions; determine a number of least significant bits to be used for watermarking in each of the plurality of partitions; insert one or more watermark bits into the determined least significant bits for each of the plurality of partitions; and scramble one or more of the weight bits to produce watermarked and scrambled weights. The system also includes an output device to provide the watermarked and scrambled weights to another device.

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


Controlling access to I/O ports based on user and system context
Patent No. 11163871 

Inventor(s): Minhaj Ahmed (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products, L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16402015 on 05/02/2019 (915 days app to issue)

Abstract: In scenarios where I/O ports of an IHS are not secured, malicious actors may exploit such I/O ports when a user of the IHS is unaware. Embodiments provide techniques for securing access to I/O ports of an IHS based on the context of the IHS, which includes the user context and the system context of the IHS. Upon initialization of the IHS, access to the I/O ports is configured based on a boot context policy. The operating system is booted and use of the IHS proceeds. Modifications to an IHS context are detected. Based on a policy applicable to the modified IHS context, modified access to the I/O ports is configured. In embodiments where the IHS is a convertible laptop, a system context may include the posture in which the system is physically configured. A user context may include whether a user is detected in proximity to the IHS.

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


Compensation design of power converters
Patent No. 11163926 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Robert Perry (Cupertino, CA), Makram Mounzer Mansour (San Jose, CA), Pradeep Kumar Chawda (Cupertino, CA), Robert Mason Hanrahan (Montvale, NJ), Srikanth Pam (Bangalore, , IN), Yudhister Satija (Panchkula, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16995868 on 08/18/2020 (441 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for compensation network design in a power converter design system is provided that includes computing optimal values for compensation components in a compensation network based on a plurality of loop specifications comprising crossover frequency (Fco), phase margin (PM), Gain Margin (GM), and low frequency gain (LFG), and applying changes to a power converter design comprising the compensation network based on the optimal values.

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


Reducing nonvisual noise byte codes in machine readable format documents
Patent No. 11163937 

Inventor(s): Connor Lawson Mcdonald (Plano, TX), Harsha Ilapakurthy (Plano, TX), Karpaga Ganesh Patchirajan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Intuit Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16922082 on 07/07/2020 (483 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method may include obtaining a first byte stream from first document code and a second byte stream from second document code. The first document code has a document type and the second document code has the document type. The method may further include identifying, in the first byte stream, nonvisual noise corresponding to a custom byte code defined in a custom character encoding set. The nonvisual noise is invisible when rendering the first document code. The method may further include replacing, in the first byte stream, the custom byte code with at least one standard byte code defined in a standard character encoding set to obtain modified document code. The second document code uses the standard character encoding set. The method may further include comparing the modified document code with the second document code by comparing the first byte stream with the second byte stream.

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


System and method for recognizing domain specific named entities using domain specific word embeddings
Patent No. 11163956 

Inventor(s): Karpaga Ganesh Patchirajan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Intuit Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Paradice and Li LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16420373 on 05/23/2019 (894 days app to issue)

Abstract: A natural language processing method and system utilizes a combination of rules-based processes, vector-based processes, and machine learning-based processes to identify the meaning of terms extracted from data management system related text. Once the meaning of the terms has been identified, the method and system can automatically incorporate new forms and text into a data management system.

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


Quantum mechanical framework for interaction of OAM with matter and applications in solid states, biosciences and quantum computing
Patent No. 11164104 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NxGen Partners IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16939186 on 07/27/2020 (463 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for applying orbital angular momentum (OAM) to electrons of a semiconductor material comprises a light source generator for generating a plane wave light beam. Orbital angular momentum (OAM) processing circuitry applies at least one orbital angular momentum to the plan wave light beam to generate an OAM light beam. The OAM processing circuitry controls transitions of electrons between quantized states within the semiconductor material to perform quantum entanglement within the semiconductor material responsive to the at least one orbital angular momentum applied to the plane wave light beam. A transmitter transmits the OAM light beam at the semiconductor material to induce the transitions of the electrons between the quantize states and perform the quantum entanglement within the semiconductor material.

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


Systems and methods for proactive infrastructure resource management for multiple application clusters
Patent No. 11164125 

Inventor(s): Aaron L. Hoenig (Plano, TX), Amit Pandey (Plano, TX), Ateet Kumar Awasthi (McKinney, TX), Kumar Anand (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16195132 on 11/19/2018 (1079 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system including: a processor; and a memory storing computer program code that controls the processor to: collect real-time business process metrics; collect real-time cluster metrics for a plurality of application clusters indicative of a required allotment of infrastructure resources for a given business process level; estimate a predicted future business process level; based on the estimated predicted future business process level and the real-time cluster metrics, predict a future infrastructure resource requirement of each of the plurality of application clusters; compare the predicted future infrastructure resource requirement of each of the plurality of application clusters to a current dedication of each of the plurality of application clusters; automatically adjust, in real-time and based on the comparison, respective allotments of infrastructure resources for each of the plurality of application clusters; receive an actual business process; and process the business process across the plurality of application clusters.

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


Method and system for warehouse inventory management using drones
Patent No. 11164149 

Inventor(s): Spencer Williams (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CORVUS ROBOTICS, INC. (Boston, MA)
Law Firm: Hsuanyeh Law Group PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15692336 on 08/31/2017 (1524 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that employs aerial drones for inventory management is disclosed. The system includes at least one aerial drone with an optical sensor, an indoor positioning system, and a controller on the aerial drone. The controller is communicatively coupled to the optical sensor and the indoor positioning system. The controller is configured to localize and navigate the aerial drone within a facility based on one or more signals from the indoor positioning system. The controller is further configured to detect identifiers attached to respective inventory items via the optical sensor and to store information associated with the detected identifiers in an onboard memory. The controller may be further configured to transmit the information associated with the detected identifiers to a warehouse management system.

[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]


Privacy preservation in private consensus networks
Patent No. 11164180 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Huntington Rhea (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16533051 on 08/06/2019 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure include determining that a private transaction is to be recorded in a distributed ledger system (DLS) based on a consensus protocol executed by a set of entities participating in the DLS, the private transaction including a transaction between a subset of entities of the set of entities, providing a set of noisy transactions based on a transaction model, and transmitting data representative of at least a portion of the private transaction, and data representative of each noisy transaction in the set of noisy transactions for recording in the DLS based on the consensus protocol.

[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]


Proxy-based profile management to deliver personalized services
Patent No. 11164193 

Inventor(s): David Patron (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16986769 on 08/06/2020 (453 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a server associated with a merchant, an identification token associated with a mobile device located in a service environment associated with the merchant, and receiving an address of a profile agent associated with and distinct from the mobile device. The identification token includes an opaque token generated by a source other than the mobile device. The method includes sending to the profile agent a request for a user profile associated with the mobile device, where the request includes the identification token, and receiving an opaque user profile responsive to the request. The method includes sending a personalized offer associated with the merchant to the profile agent based on the opaque user profile. The profile agent causes application of preferences and policies associated with the mobile device to the personalized offer to determine whether to forward the personalized offer to the mobile device.

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


Methods and systems for providing personalized purchasing information
Patent No. 11164246 

Inventor(s): Avid Ghamsari (Frisco, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Staevan Duckworth (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16695387 on 11/26/2019 (707 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method for providing personalized purchasing information to a user may include: obtaining first identification data of the user from a first engine; verifying a registration status of the user based on the first identification data; obtaining second identification data of the user from a second engine based on the registration status of the user; comparing the first identification data of the user and the second identification data of the user; initiating a real-time credit monitoring session based on the comparison between the first identification data of the user and the second identification data of the user; generating the personalized purchasing information of the user based on the real-time credit score of the user; and demonstrating the personalized purchasing information on a display of a device associated with the user.

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


Identifying objects of interest in augmented reality
Patent No. 11164341 

Inventor(s): Ernest Bernard Williams, Jr. (Dallas, TX), H. Ramsey Bissex (Irving, TX), Zachary James Goodman (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16555284 on 08/29/2019 (796 days app to issue)

Abstract: The exemplary embodiments disclose a method, a computer program product, and a computer system for identifying one or more objects of interest in augmented reality. The exemplary embodiments may include detecting one or more cues selected from a group comprising one or more audio cues and one or more visual cues, identifying one or more objects of interest based on the detected one or more cues and a model, and emphasizing the one or more objects of interest within an augmented reality.

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


Accident re-creation using augmented reality
Patent No. 11164356 

Inventor(s): Chase Davis (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Allstate Insurance Company (Northbrook, IL)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16884515 on 05/27/2020 (524 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods provide an augmented reality visualization of a real world accident scene. The system may comprise an augmented reality visualization device in communication with a display interface. The display interface may be configured to present a graphical user interface including an accident scene that corresponds to a real world location. The augmented reality visualization device (and/or system) may comprise one or more data stores configured to store accident scene information corresponding to the real world location, such as vehicles, motorcycles, trees, road objects, etc. Additionally, the one or more data stores may also store participant information corresponding to details about other multiple participants, such as witnesses, other drivers, and/or police officers.

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


Self-service modular drop safes
Patent No. 11164412 

Inventor(s): Colm McKiernan (Flower Mound, TX), Douglas A. Pertz (Southlake, TX), Ken Pohl (Arlington, TX), Kyle Bolin (Flower Mound, TX), Laura Baumann (Rockwall, TX), Mark Nietubyc (Frisco, TX), Rohan Pal (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): BRINK’’S NETWORK, INC. (Richmond, VA)
Law Firm: Cowan, Liebowitz Latman, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17003120 on 08/26/2020 (433 days app to issue)

Abstract: Novel modular smart management devices in the form of drop safes include the modular components of a chassis, door and technology cabinet. The drop safes enable retailers to make cash deposits quickly and safely within or near their own facilities. Various technology, including RFID readers, RFID tags, and other equipment allow the drop safes to identify each deposited bag. Employees utilize specialized apps on their mobile devices to facilitate deposit creation and other tasks. Novel methodologies for accessing the drop safes for emptying employ single-use, time-expiration type authorization codes along with other security measures to minimize risk and to provide other benefits. Novel structures along with methodologies for replacing, on-site, modular components with auto-detection of functionality during initialization and re-initialization enables for efficient replacement and upgrading of components, including the upgrading of safes to provide additional functionality.

[G07C] TIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE (identification of persons A61B 5/117; indicating or recording apparatus for measuring in general, analogous apparatus but in which the input is not a variable to be measured, e.g. a hand operation, G01D; clocks, clock mechanisms G04B, G04C; time-interval measuring G04F; counting mechanisms per se G06M)


Vehicular communication system
Patent No. 11164451 

Inventor(s): John Lindsay (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16869641 on 05/08/2020 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention are directed to a system for monitoring, recording, and analyzing driver activity. An exemplary system comprises a sensor module configured to receive data from one or more sensors that measure acceleration or deceleration associated with a vehicle. A stop detection module is configured to receive the sensor module data, process the sensor module data, and determine an abrupt acceleration or deceleration event. A location module is configured to retrieve the location of the vehicle simultaneous with an abrupt acceleration or deceleration event. The system stores the location of the abrupt acceleration or deceleration event in an event record in an event database.

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


Landing zone designation system and method
Patent No. 11164470 

Inventor(s): John G. Williams (Nashua, NH)
Assignee(s): ELBIT SYSTEMS OF AMERICA, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17033164 on 09/25/2020 (403 days app to issue)

Abstract: A landing zone designation system is provided that includes a master and a slave landing strobes. A detector on an aircraft can detect master and slave optical signals, and a processor can be coupled to the detector to compute placement of the aircraft relative to the master and slave landing strobes. A method is provided for designating a landing zone for an aircraft. The method includes emitting first and second optical signals, where a determination is made whether the aircraft is to land at a first landing zone or a second landing zone depending on a difference between the first optical signal and the second optical signal. A distance to landing within the determined first landing zone or the second landing zone can also be determined.

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


Selective sound transmission and active sound transmission control
Patent No. 11164559 

Inventor(s): Hideo Iizuka (Ann Arbor, MI), Taehwa Lee (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15966325 on 04/30/2018 (1282 days app to issue)

Abstract: Passively controlled acoustic metamaterials allow transmission of low amplitude acoustic (sound) waves having a resonance frequency and reflect waves having a substantially different frequency. Such materials also reflect waves having the resonance frequency when those waves have an amplitude exceeding a threshold. High amplitude resonance waves cause a resonance membrane contained in unit cells of the metamaterial to contact a rigid structure that is positioned at a longitudinal constraint distance from the resonance membrane in each unit cell. Such contact changes the resonance frequency of the membrane, thereby causing reflection of high amplitude waves. Actively controlled acoustic metamaterials include a ferromagnetic layer on the membrane and an electromagnetic positioned in each unit cell. Activation of the electromagnetic displaces the membrane and thereby shifts the resonance frequency of the membrane, on demand.

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


Augmented intent and entity extraction using pattern recognition interstitial regular expressions
Patent No. 11164564 

Inventor(s): Bhargav Aditya Ayyagari (Plano, TX), Donatus Asumu (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16900280 on 06/12/2020 (508 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to certain embodiments, a system comprises interface circuitry and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry receives an input via the interface circuitry. The input is based on an utterance of a user, and the processing circuitry uses a probabilistic engine to determine one or more candidate intents associated with the utterance. The processing circuitry determines a number of the one or more candidate intents that exceed a threshold. If the number of candidate intents that exceed the threshold does not equal one, the processing circuitry uses a deterministic engine to compare the input to a set of regular expression patterns. If the input matches one of the regular expression patterns, the processing circuitry uses the matching regular expression pattern to determine the intent of the utterance. The interface circuitry communicates the intent of the utterance as an output.

[G10L] SPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING [4]


Processing multi-cycle commands in memory devices, and related methods, devices, and systems
Patent No. 11164613 

Inventor(s): Vijayakrishna J. Vankayala (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: TraskBritt (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16700212 on 12/02/2019 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of operating a memory device are disclosed. A method may include receiving, at a first die of a number of dies, a first number of bits including one or more command bits, one or more identification bits, and a first number of address bits associated with a command during a first clock cycle. The method may further include conveying, from the first die to at least one other die, at least some of the first number of bits. Further, the method may include receiving, at the first die, a second number of bits including a second number of address bits associated with the command during a second, subsequent clock cycle. Also, the method may include conveying, from the first die to the at least one other die, at least some of the second number of bits. Memory devices and electronic systems are also disclosed.

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


System and method for initiating telemedicine conference using self-diagnostic test
Patent No. 11164680 

Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): RELIANT IMMUNE DIAGNOSTICS, INC. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15842743 on 12/14/2017 (1419 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for initiating a telemedicine conference on a mobile device is provided. The method comprises receiving diagnostic test results in response to a diagnostic test, determining if the diagnostic test results include a positive result, storing the diagnostic test results on a server disposed on a network, presenting, if the diagnostic test results are positive, a telemedicine initiation option on a screen of the mobile device, determining whether the telemedicine initiation option is selected, sending the diagnostic test results from the server to the telemedicine provider, sending additional medical history information to the telemedicine provider, and initiating a telemedicine conference with the telemedicine provider. NULL


Self-assembling and self-configuring microservices
Patent No. 11165627 

Inventor(s): David Lu (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16526160 on 07/30/2019 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for managing systems with interrelated microservices with self-assembling and self-configuring microservices includes a plurality of host resource services microservices, a plurality of directory services microservices and a plurality of tenant microservices. Each of the microservices is provided with an API with a standard way to identify the API and its components, which together identify the functionality of the API in a common way. The host resources service microservice are started up in a host. A determination is made whether there is a directory service microservice running in the host and, if there is none, then spinning up a directory service microservice. A plurality of tenant microservices are installed and a determination is made whether all tenant microservices are running, If not, then copies of the tenant microservices that are not running are spun up.

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


Cognitive messaging with dynamically changing inputs
Patent No. 11165722 

Inventor(s): Russell G. Olsen (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15197067 on 06/29/2016 (1952 days app to issue)

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

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


Multi-layer data storage system
Patent No. 11165865 

Inventor(s): Michael Roy Stute (Crystal River, FL)
Assignee(s): MASERGY COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16433854 on 06/06/2019 (880 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include data storage systems and methods to store data. In one embodiment, the system includes a storage medium having a plurality of partitions for storing data values of a dataset. The system also includes a system manager operable to receive a data value connected to the system manager and assign a plurality of data subsets of the dataset to the plurality of partitions. The system also includes a key manager operable to assign a key of a key space to each data value of the dataset. The system also includes a top layer data manager and at least one bottom layer data manager, each bottom layer data manager assigned to a data subset. The top layer data manager passes data values to the at least one bottom layer data manager. The system also includes an allocation manager operable to dynamically readjust a storage space of the partition.

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


Systems, methods, and apparatus to process background requests while monitoring network media
Patent No. 11165877 

Inventor(s): Achilleas Papakostas (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Nielsen Company (US), LLC (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17001260 on 08/24/2020 (435 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture to monitor mobile Internet usage are disclosed. Example apparatus disclosed herein to monitor application usage associated with a device means for differentiating between foreground requests and background requests included in a burst of logged requests. Disclosed example apparatus further include means for calculating a presentation duration for a first application executed by the device based on at least a subset of the foreground requests identified in the burst of logged requests.

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


 

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Method for forming hermetic seals in MEMS devices
Patent No. 11161737 

Inventor(s): Arlynn W. Smith (Blue Ridge, VA), Dan Chilcott (Buchanan, VA)
Assignee(s): ELBIT SYSTEMS OF AMERICA, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16773042 on 01/27/2020 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of processing a double sided wafer of a microelectromechanical device includes spinning a resist onto a first side of a first wafer. The method further includes forming pathways within the resist to expose portions of the first side of the first wafer. The method also includes etching one or more depressions in the first side of the first wafer through the pathways, where each of the depressions have a planar surface and edges. Furthermore, the method includes depositing one or more adhesion metals over the resist such that the one or more adhesion metals are deposited within the depressions, and then removing the resist from the first wafer. The method finally includes depositing indium onto the adhesion metals deposited within the depressions and bonding a second wafer to the first wafer by compressing the indium between the second wafer and the first wafer.

[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]


Door lock/camera apparatus, system and method
Patent No. 11162280 

Inventor(s): Harley Schild (Roanoke, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16360377 on 03/21/2019 (957 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments of an integrated wireless door lock and camera are disclosed. A wireless door lock comprises a camera that is activated upon the occurrence of certain events, such as when a person approaches a door where the integrated wireless door lock and camera are installed or when a doorbell is pressed. When activated, the camera sends video or still images to a networked user device for viewing an area outside, proximate to the door. If the person in the viewable area is recognized, a wireless signal may be sent to the integrated wireless door lock and camera to unlock the door.

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


Downhole display
Patent No. 11162356 

Inventor(s): Ann Kamel Fitzgerald (Dallas, TX), Brian Eugene Stokeld (Carrollton, TX), Jason Truman Rice (Plano, TX), Jeshurun Micaiah Chisholm (Dallas, TX), Richard Kulavik (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): MOTIVE DRILLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16781460 on 02/04/2020 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: Downhole display systems and methods. A display of one or more portions of a well log of a well during drilling may be displayed together with a display of one or more portions of one or more reference well logs, which may be presented as projected onto one or more planes, respectively. The logs may be segmented and correlated, with the segments or correlated portions displayed in different colors. A user may manipulate the display of the logs or log segments to assist in correlating them. The user may also manipulate the display so that the view provided of the wellbore and the projected logs changes in any one or all of three dimensions. In addition, the user may manipulate the display by navigating along the length of the borehole to view the projected logs at any point along the well path.

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


Multi-services application gateway and system employing the same
Patent No. 11164664 

Inventor(s): Alvin R. McQuarters (Euless, TX), Amir Ansari (Plano, TX), George A. Cowgill (Farmersville, TX), Jude P. Ramayya (Richardson, TX), Ramprakash Masina (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): KIP PROD P1 LP (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16778304 on 01/31/2020 (641 days app to issue)

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

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


Three-dimensional memory device containing aluminum-silicon word lines and methods of manufacturing the same
Patent No. 11164883 

Inventor(s): Jayavel Pachamuthu (San Jose, CA), Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, CA), Peter Rabkin (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16019904 on 06/27/2018 (1224 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, and memory stack structures extending through the alternating stack. Each of the memory stack structures comprises a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel contacting an inner sidewall of the memory film. The electrically conductive layers include aluminum and silicon and provide low resistance electrically conductive paths as word lines of the three-dimensional memory device. The aluminum-based electrically conductive layers can provide low resistivity, low mechanical stress, and thermal stability for use as high performance word lines.

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


Cross-point array of ferroelectric field effect transistors and method of making the same
Patent No. 11164890 

Inventor(s): Fei Zhou (San Jose, CA), Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16738644 on 01/09/2020 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes layer stack structures laterally extending along a first horizontal direction and spaced apart from each other along a second horizontal direction by line trenches. Each of the layer stack structures includes at least one instance of a unit layer sequence that includes, from bottom to top or top to bottom, a doped semiconductor source strip, a channel-level insulating strip, and a doped semiconductor drain strip. Line trench fill structures are located within a respective one of the line trenches. Each of the line trench fill structures includes a laterally-alternating sequence of memory pillar structures and dielectric pillar structures. Each of the memory pillar structures includes a gate electrode, at least one pair of ferroelectric dielectric layers, and at least one pair of vertical semiconductor channels located at each level of the channel-level insulating strips.

[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]


Segmented power transistor
Patent No. 11164969 

Inventor(s): Henry Litzmann Edwards (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15363072 on 11/29/2016 (1799 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power transistor includes multiple substantially parallel transistor fingers, where each finger includes a conductive source stripe and a conductive drain stripe. The power transistor also includes multiple substantially parallel conductive connection lines, where each conductive connection line connects at least one source stripe to a common source connection or at least one drain stripe to a common drain connection. The conductive connection lines are disposed substantially perpendicular to the transistor fingers. At least one of the source or drain stripes is segmented into multiple portions, where adjacent portions are separated by a cut location having a higher electrical resistance than remaining portions of the at least one segmented source or drain stripe.

[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]


Wrap around antenna
Patent No. 11165140 

Inventor(s): Charles J. Buondelmonte (Sachse, TX), Ed Bradley (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16595590 on 10/08/2019 (756 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure may be directed to a wrap-around antenna capable of being wrapped around a support structure to provide antenna patterns for a communication system. Such an assembly may be aesthetically pleasing and, because the antenna assembly allows for radiation away from the support structure, scattering effects due to interference from the support structure may be eliminated.

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


Small cell base station integrated with storefront sign
Patent No. 11165161 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Cook (Allen, TX), Julian Colapietro (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16743612 on 01/15/2020 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: An assembly includes:

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


Plug
Patent No. 11165192 

Inventor(s): Cheng-Chun Zhang (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): GEMMY INDUSTRIES CORPORATION (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Rabin Berdo, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16681236 on 11/12/2019 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: A plug has a seat, a circuit board disposed in the seat, and a waterproof terminal connector disposed on the seat. The waterproof terminal connector has two terminals and a cover. Each one of the terminals has a tube portion, a division plate, and a connecting portion. The tube portion has a chamber formed in the tube portion. The division plate is formed in the tube portion for dividing the chamber of the tube portion into a first space and a second space. The connecting portion is formed on the tube portion. The cover is formed by an overmolding process, is connected to the two terminals and fills the second spaces of the two terminals. Water vapor can be stopped by the division plate for improving the waterproof effect of the plug.

[H01R] ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS (switches, fuses H01H; coupling devices of the waveguide type H01P 5/00; switching arrangements for the supply or distribution of electric power H02B; installations of electric cables or lines, or of combined optical and electric cables or lines, or of auxiliary apparatus H02G; printed means for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits H05K)


Method and apparatus for automatic detection and selection of power over ethernet and power over powered data lines
Patent No. 11165252 

Inventor(s): Morne Erasmus (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Fogg Powers LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15851417 on 12/21/2017 (1412 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for operating a PoE and PoDL hub is provided. The method comprises: ascertaining if an Ethernet connection has been formed with an operating device with the PoE and PoDL hub; if no Ethernet connection has been formed, then sensing whether the operating device is an Ethernet powered device; if the operating device is an Ethernet powered device, then providing power to the operating device; if the operating device is determined not to be an Ethernet powered device, then sensing whether the operating device is a PoDL device; and if the operating device is a PoDL device, then providing power to the operating device.

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


Magnetic motor and method of use
Patent No. 11165307 

Inventor(s): Fred E. Hunstable (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Linear Labs, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16410986 on 05/13/2019 (904 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention may include a method of producing mechanical power by moving a coil coupled to a shaft partially into a magnetic cylinder having a magnetic end cap containing a plurality of stacked magnetic forces, changing the magnetic polarity of the shaft, moving the coil out of the magnetic cylinder. In other embodiments, there is an electric motor apparatus comprising a magnetic cylinder, a coil coupled to a shaft, and a means for reversing the magnetic polarity of the shaft.

[H02K] DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES (dynamo-electric relays H01H 53/00; conversion of DC or AC input power into surge output power H02M 9/00)


Bidirectional multiple-port power conversion system and method
Patent No. 11165338 

Inventor(s): Dianbo Fu (Frisco, TX), Heping Dai (Plano, TX), Huibin Zhu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen, , CN)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16899456 on 06/11/2020 (509 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bidirectional power conversion system includes three power conversion ports. A first power conversion port includes a power factor correction device and a primary power conversion network. A second power conversion port includes a plurality of switches and a plurality of diodes, wherein an output voltage of the second power conversion port is regulated through adjusting an output voltage of the power factor correction device as well as through adjusting an operating parameter of the primary power conversion network. A third power conversion port includes a first switch network and a power regulator connected in cascade, wherein the first power conversion port, the second power conversion port and the third power conversion port are magnetically coupled to each other through a transformer.

[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]


Chopper-stabilized programmable gain amplifier
Patent No. 11165398 

Inventor(s): Shang-Yuan Chuang (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16411780 on 05/14/2019 (903 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit including an amplifier having an input and an output. The circuit also includes a current-to-voltage amplifier having an input. The circuit further includes a current mirror coupled between the output of the amplifier and the input of the current-to-voltage amplifier. The current mirror is configured to chop current flowing through the first current mirror.

[H03F] AMPLIFIERS (measuring, testing G01R; optical parametric amplifiers G02F; circuit arrangements with secondary emission tubes H01J 43/30; masers, lasers H01S; dynamo-electric amplifiers H02K; control of amplification H03G; coupling arrangements independent of the nature of the amplifier, voltage dividers H03H; amplifiers capable only of dealing with pulses H03K; repeater circuits in transmission lines H04B 3/36, H04B 3/58; application of speech amplifiers in telephonic communication H04M 1/60, H04M 3/40)


Power switch drive circuit and device
Patent No. 11165423 

Inventor(s): Zhong Ye (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Shanghai Zhuanxin Corporation Management Consulting Partnership (Shanghai, , CN)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17069113 on 10/13/2020 (385 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates to the field of power semiconductor devices. This invention discloses a drive circuit and device of a power switch. The input terminal of the drive circuit receives a pulse signal; the output terminal of the drive circuit is connected to a capacitor circuit. The capacitor circuit is used to provide a negative voltage for a first electrode of the power switch to turn off the power switch when the pulse signal is a turn-off signal; the drive circuit includes a capacitance adjustment unit. The capacitance adjustment unit includes a negative voltage adjustment element that can charge a capacitor whose voltage is lower than a predetermined voltage when the pulse signal is the turn-off signal.

[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]


Motion assisted leakage removal for radar applications
Patent No. 11165462 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Mandar N. Kulkarni (Richardson, TX), Pengda Huang (Allen, TX), Vutha Va (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16575226 on 09/18/2019 (776 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and electronic device for motion assisted leakage removal. The electronic device includes a radar transceiver, a sensor, and a processor. The processor is configured to determine that the electronic device is in a first motion state, During the first motion state, the processor is configured to transmit a first set of signals. The processor is also configured to generate a first channel impulse response (CIR) based on the received first set of signals. The processor is further configured to apply a filter that estimates a leakage depicted by the first CIR. During a second motion state, the processor is configured to transmit a second set of signals. Additionally, the processor is configured to generate a second CIR based on the received second set of signals, and apply the estimated leakage from the first CIR to the second CIR to remove leakage from the second CIR.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Control and management for impairment-aware optical network
Patent No. 11165496 

Inventor(s): Young Lee (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen, , CN)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17016636 on 09/10/2020 (418 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network analytics engine predicts impairment of one or more communications links included in a current data path being used to transmit data through a network, and transmits information indicating the predicted impairment to a network controller in a warning message. In response to receiving the warning message, the network controller identifies potential alternative data paths that exclude any communication links predicted to experience an impairment. Before setting up an alternative data path, however, the network controller waits for a fault notification confirming the predicted impairment. If the fault notification is received before expiration of a waiting period, the network controller sets up one of the potential alternative data paths in place of the current data path.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Low-complexity synchronization header detection
Patent No. 11165555 

Inventor(s): Marius Moe (Fetsund, , NO), Tomas Motos (Hamar, , NO), Wenxun Qiu (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17028328 on 09/22/2020 (406 days app to issue)

Abstract: A technique of separating a sequence of modulation shift keying (MSK) symbols into a first portion and a second portion and separately comparing the first portion of the sequence of MSK symbols and the second portion of the sequence of MSK symbols against a first portion of a reference sequence of MSK symbols and a second portion of the reference sequence of MSK symbols allows a low complexity detection of a start field delimiter in a wireless communication packet.

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


Efficient architecture and method for arithmetic computations in post-quantum cryptography
Patent No. 11165578 

Inventor(s): Brian C. Koziel (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): PQSecure Technologies, LLC (Boca Raton, FL)
Law Firm: Johnson Dalal (Local + 77 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17253608 on 08/16/2018 (1174 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer processing system for reducing a processing footprint in cryptosystems utilizing quadratic extension field arithmetic such as pairing-based cryptography, elliptic curve cryptography, code-based cryptography and post-quantum elliptic curve cryptography that includes at least one computer processor having a register file with three processor registers operably configured to implement quadratic extension field arithmetic equations in a finite field of F[subscript]p[/subscript][superscript]2 [/superscript]and a multiplexer operably configured to selectively shift from each of the three processor registers in sequential order to generate modular additional results and modular multiplication results from the three processor registers.

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


Managing a network element operating on a network
Patent No. 11165629 

Inventor(s): William Charles Easttom (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16923046 on 07/07/2020 (483 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus and method of managing network elements operating on a network. One example method may include transmitting a request to receive at least one activity parameter of a network element operating on the network and monitoring the at least one activity parameter of the network element. The method may include determining whether a usage value of the at least one activity parameter exceeds a predetermined threshold usage value and transmitting a corrective function message to the network element responsive to determining that the usage value of the at least one activity parameter exceeds the predetermined threshold value. The method may further include performing a corrective function to reduce the usage value of the at least one activity parameter.

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


Systems and methods for contextual network assurance based on change audits
Patent No. 11165658 

Inventor(s): Muhilan Natarajan (Allen, TX), Shankar Ramanathan (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16562073 on 09/05/2019 (789 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aggregated health information for a managed network may be retrieved and processed in response to changes to the managed network topology, configuration, or software. In response to receiving notification that a change to a component of the managed network has occurred, a change audit analysis engine can retrieve performance indicator information from components along a traceroute including the component which underwent the change. The retrieved performance indicator information can be processed by a memory based neural network to predict an impact of the change on the aggregated health of the managed network. The predicted impact can be compared to network health information retrieved through an ongoing basis and issues can be determined based on a comparison of the predict impact and the retrieved health information.

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


Provisioning of services in a communication network
Patent No. 11165669 

Inventor(s): Amir Krayden (Even Yehuda, , IL), Anton Gartsbein (Kiryat Tivon, , IL), Gal Zolkover (Haifa, , IL), Yuval Moshe (Tirat Carmel, , IL)
Assignee(s): ATT SERVICES, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Browdy and Neimark. PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16617056 on 05/16/2018 (1266 days app to issue)

Abstract: An SDN communication system comprising a plurality of White Boxes and a plurality of servers, characterized in that all traffic to/from a plurality of mobile elements, to/from a plurality of broadband communication elements and to/from enterprises, is forwarded after it has been re-arranged based on pre-defined criteria via a single unified cloud, and wherein the unified cloud extends from a plurality of users to a core network, covering a Last Mile network, a Metro network and an Edge network.

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


Dynamic policy implementation for application-aware routing based on granular business insights
Patent No. 11165707 

Inventor(s): James Richard Schneider (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Behmke Innovation Group LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16674829 on 11/05/2019 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a process captures one or more features of an initiated application transaction within an application, and applies the one or more features to one or more application-based policies. In response to determining a policy trigger for the initiated application transaction based on applying the one or more features to the one or more application-based policies, the process may then obtain a network address associated with the application. Once the process maps the particular policy trigger from the one or more application-based policies to one or more corresponding network-based policies, then the process can instruct a network controller to apply the one or more corresponding network-based policies to the network address associated with the application, causing the network controller to configure a computer network to manage network traffic associated with the network address according to the one or more corresponding network-based policies.

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


Controlling access to secure information resources using rotational datasets and dynamically configurable data containers
Patent No. 11165777 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16426809 on 05/30/2019 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to controlling access to secure information resources using rotational datasets and dynamically configurable data containers. A computing platform may receive, from a first enterprise user computing device, a first data transfer request comprising information scheduling a first data transfer operation. Based on receiving the first data transfer request, the computing platform may retrieve first information from a first data track computing platform. Subsequently, the computing platform may configure a second data track computing platform to receive the first information. After configuring the second data track computing platform, the computing platform may send, to the second data track computing platform, the first information. In addition, sending the first information to the second data track computing platform may cause the second data track computing platform to store the first information retrieved from the first data track computing platform.

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


Generating a custom blacklist for a listening device based on usage
Patent No. 11165779 

Inventor(s): Kulvir Singh Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16203733 on 11/29/2018 (1069 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for modifying a prohibited list. The method includes one or more processors determining a trend in usage of a command based on an analysis of aggregated usage information of the command from a plurality of listening devices, wherein the determined trend indicates an amount of usage of the command over a period of time. The method further includes determining whether the determined trend in usage of the command deviates from a usage threshold for the command. The method further includes in response to determining that the determined trend in usage of the command does deviate from the usage threshold for the command, modifying a prohibited list based on an amount of deviation from the usage threshold usage of the command.

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


System and method for large scale screen capture across global data center deployments
Patent No. 11165854 

Inventor(s): Ramesh Krishnamurthy (Prosper, TX), Renfei Zhang (Plano, TX), Vijaya Basker Balakrishnan (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16855079 on 04/22/2020 (559 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention may be directed to large scale screen capturing on operating systems across global data center deployments. The system performs monitoring and recording activities, reporting and auditing the activities and further implementing an autonomous (agentless) deployment model. The system may orchestrate a number of agents to execute on an asynchronous basis to capture and aggregate screen data as well as identify associated metadata in real time. The system may also publish the aggregated screen data.

[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]


Multi-distribution resource allocation system
Patent No. 11165886 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16733563 on 01/03/2020 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that provides for implementing a communication network with multiple data routers capable of segmenting a data file, such that the data routers provide for multi-distribution of different segments of a data file to different targets. As a result, a source is able to communicate a data file, segments of which are designated for multiple targets and have the actual segmentation of the data file occur after the data file has been transmitted (i.e., during the routing process).

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


Systems and methods for predictive personalization and intelligent routing
Patent No. 11165909 

Inventor(s): Tina Groat (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (Minnetonka, MN)
Law Firm: Seyfarth Shaw LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16797180 on 02/21/2020 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for intelligently routing a member of an organization to a single point-of-contact within an optimized, secure network to address all the member’’s healthcare needs are described. The disclosed intelligent routing configurations transform and process, in real-time, vast amounts of member data to generate aggregated diagnoses and a member score specific to each member’’s household. The scores, among other things, are used to determine an identification of special needs and an appropriate advocate within the organization to route the member, and its account file containing real-time member and household level data.

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


Analytics-driven summary views for surveillance networks
Patent No. 11165994 

Inventor(s): Darnell Janssen Moore (Allen, TX), Goksel Dedeoglu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14277002 on 05/13/2014 (2730 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of displaying surveillance video streams is provided that includes receiving surveillance video streams generated by a plurality of video cameras, and displaying a selected subset of the surveillance video streams in a summary view on at least one display device, wherein, for each surveillance video stream in the summary view, only a relevant portion of each frame in the surveillance video stream is displayed, and wherein a relevant portion is a subset of a frame for at least some of the surveillance video streams in the summary view.

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


Image processing device and image processing method
Patent No. 11166024 

Inventor(s): Junichi Tanaka (Kanagawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): VELOS MEDIA, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16858043 on 04/24/2020 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: An image processing device including an acquiring section configured to acquire quantization matrix parameters from an encoded stream in which the quantization matrix parameters defining a quantization matrix are set within a parameter set which is different from a sequence parameter set and a picture parameter set, a setting section configured to set, based on the quantization matrix parameters acquired by the acquiring section, a quantization matrix which is used when inversely quantizing data decoded from the encoded stream, and an inverse quantization section configured to inversely quantize the data decoded from the encoded stream using the quantization matrix set by the setting section.

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


Method and apparatus for SSIM-based bit allocation
Patent No. 11166030 

Inventor(s): Do-Kyoung Kwon (Allen, TX), Hyung-Joon Kim (Suwanee, GA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16838619 on 04/02/2020 (579 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment includes a method and an encoder for SSIM-based bits allocation. The encoder includes a memory and a processor utilized for allocating bits based on SSIM, wherein the processor estimates the model parameter of SSIM-based distortion model for the current picture and determines allocates bits based on the SSIM estimation.

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


Set-top box with interactive portal and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 11166049 

Inventor(s): Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16825546 on 03/20/2020 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set-top box with an interactive portal and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box, the set-top box is deployed to provide an interactive portal in a hospitality establishment having multiple rooms, such as a hotel. The set-top box is associated with a room and includes a housing that secures a television input, a television output, a processor, a transceiver, and memory therein in an interconnected bus architecture. The set-top box generates a default interactive portal as well as a guest-specific interactive portal, which is generated from a guest configuration profile having information including guest identification, a guest channel preference presentation, and a guest service preference presentation with guest account information. The guest configuration profile may also enable the creation of a local area wireless network with substantially the same behavior as the guest’’s home wireless network.

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


System and method to identify an item depicted when media content is displayed
Patent No. 11166078 

Inventor(s): Steven M. Belz (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16863092 on 04/30/2020 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a media device, media content from a media content server. A portion of the media content includes a first item concurrently depicted with a second item. The method includes receiving an input indicating a selection of the second item within the media content. The method includes, in response to the input, sending an identification request for information corresponding to the second item to an identification server in response to the input. The identification request includes data relating to a depiction of the second item. The method also includes receiving the information from the identification server in response to the identification request.

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


Vehicular communications based on internet communication identifiers associated with codes of vehicles
Patent No. 11166134 

Inventor(s): Danil Prokhorov (Canton, MI), Ethan Pomish (Livonia, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Jordan IP Law, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16664045 on 10/25/2019 (739 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods to identify a first communication transmitted based on a first communication identifier that identifies a first vehicle. The first communication originates from a second vehicle that includes a code associated with a second communication identifier that identifies the second vehicle. The technology identifies based on the first communication, a third communication identifier that identifies a third vehicle. The technology causes a second communication to be transmitted based on the third communication identifier.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Proximity privacy engine
Patent No. 11166142 

Inventor(s): Debashis Choudhury (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): DeCurtis Corporation (Orlando, FL)
Law Firm: Freeborn Peters (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16928569 on 07/14/2020 (476 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-executable instructions for providing privacy to proximity data. A beacon identifier associated with a first object is received. Privacy data associated with the beacon identifier is determined. A filter determination of the beacon identifier based on the first privacy data is determined. An indication to filter the beacon identifier is provided. The beacon identifier is filtered, such that a running application is never aware of the detected beacon identifier.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Emergency voice service support indications
Patent No. 11166145 

Inventor(s): Devaki Chandramouli (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16059262 on 08/09/2018 (1181 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for controlling emergency calling. In some example embodiments, there may be provided a method that includes receiving, at a user equipment, an indication for controlling whether the user equipment makes an emergency call over a fifth generation radio access technology or over another radio access technology as a fallback; and making, by the user equipment, the emergency call based on the received indication. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and methods for network control of 5G operation mode
Patent No. 11166153 

Inventor(s): Parry Cornell Booker (Arlington, TX), Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16937832 on 07/24/2020 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods provide for network-based selection of a UE device’’s 5G operation mode. A network device in a wireless core network receives a policy query for a user equipment (UE) device. The UE device is capable of 5G non-standalone (NSA) and 5G standalone (SA) operation modes. The network device identifies one or more of subscription data for the UE device, stored network data associated with the UE device, or dynamic network data relevant to the UE device. The network device assigns, based on the identifying, a radio access technology/frequency selection and prioritization (RFSP) value for the UE device. The network device sends the RFSP value to an access management function in the wireless core network for controlling selection of the 5G NSA operation mode or 5G SA operation mode.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Alerting on contraband device detection
Patent No. 11166160 

Inventor(s): Amir Ameli Gonabadi Nezhad (McKinney, TX), Christopher Douglas (McKinney, TX), Daniel James Wigger (Prosper, TX), John Wange (Dallas, TX), Mark Baker (Palm Bay, FL)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16032831 on 07/11/2018 (1210 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for contraband device identification and alerting is disclosed. The system comprises a wireless signal detection system configured to identify signals from an unauthorized wireless device, and an alert module configured to generate notifications when an unauthorized wireless device is detected. The unauthorized wireless device is operating within a designated or controlled area. The designated area may overlap a controlled-environment facility and the wireless device is contraband within the controlled-environment facility. The alerting system may include a speaker, wherein the notifications comprise an audible message broadcast via the speaker. The alerting system may include one or more lights, wherein the notifications comprise illuminating the light. The notifications may also comprise one or more of a call, email, audible or visual alert, vibration and text that are sent to a designated individual. The alerting system may also shutdown, lockdown, or lockout the facility an unauthorized device is detected.

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


Audio stream identification by a wireless network controller
Patent No. 11166167 

Inventor(s): Alon Cheifetz (Moshav Yanuv, , IL), Alon Paycher (Moshav Bet Hananya, , IL), Dotan Ziv (Tel Aviv, , IL), Yonathan Shavit (Kfar Saba, , IL)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14307764 on 06/18/2014 (2694 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method for transmitting audio with coexisting wireless networks. In one embodiment, a wireless device includes a first wireless network controller and a second wireless network controller. The first wireless network controller and the second wireless network controller are configured to access a wireless communication medium via a shared antenna, and to transmit, via the wireless communication medium, data received from a host device. The second wireless network controller includes an audio stream detector configured to determine, based on the contents of the data received from the host device, whether an audio stream is to be transmitted via the second wireless network controller, and to request that the second wireless network controller be given access priority to the antenna over the first wireless network controller, based on a determination that the audio stream is to be transmitted via the second wireless network controller.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for channel and interference measurement and reporting
Patent No. 11166186 

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: 16666235 on 10/28/2019 (736 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for uplink multi-beam operation. A method for operating a user equipment (UE) includes receiving from a base station (BS), configuration information on channel state information reference signals (CSI-RSs) and configuration information on beam reporting, measuring the CSI-RSs for calculating the beam reporting, and transmitting the beam reporting. The configuration information on the CSI-RSs includes at least one parameter for a channel measurement resource (CMR) and at least one parameter for an interference measurement resource (IMR). At least one of the CSI-RSs is configured as a CMR and at least one other of the CSI-RSs is configured as an IMR. The configuration information on the beam reporting includes a selection between RS received power (RSRP) and signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR).

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Handoff assistance across multiple radio access technologies
Patent No. 11166217 

Inventor(s): Malcolm M. Smith (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Patterson + Shendan, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16601363 on 10/14/2019 (750 days app to issue)

Abstract: Handoff assistance across multiple radio access technologies can be provided by identifying a first Qualitative Level of Service (QLoS) of a first network that a User Equipment (UE) is connected to for data transmission; identifying a second QLoS of a second network that the UE is not connected to for data transmission; and in response to determining that a difference between the first QLoS and the second QLoS satisfies a handoff threshold, requesting a first access point in the first network to initiate handoff of the UE to a second access point in the second network or recommending from the first access point to the UE to request such a handoff, wherein handoff disconnects the UE from the first network for data transmission and connects the UE to the second network for data transmission.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Control plane based configuration for time sensitive networking
Patent No. 11166325 

Inventor(s): Jayshree A Bharatia (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Ofinno, LLC (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17212638 on 03/25/2021 (222 days app to issue)

Abstract: A session management function (SMF) receives, from an access and mobility management function (AMF), a first request message. The first request message is for a time sensitive network (TSN) bridge. The SMF selects, based on the first request message, a user plane function (UPF) that supports TSN functionality. The SMF sends, to the UPF, a second request message to configure the UPF for the TSN bridge. The second request message comprises an identifier of the TSN bridge. The second request message comprises an identifier of a port associated with TSN packet transmission.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for cellular internet of things (CIoT) data transfer over a control plane in a wireless communication system
Patent No. 11166337 

Inventor(s): Jennifer J-N. Liu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16837047 on 04/01/2020 (580 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for control plane cellular Internet of Things (CIoT) data transfer in a wireless communication system. A method for control plane messaging between a first entity and a second entity in a network in which control plane messages are sent in a control plane protocol is described. The method can include a service request procedure whereby the 5GMM mode is changed from 5GMM-IDLE to 5GMM-CONNECTED mode. In some embodiments, if a user equipment is using EPS services with control plane CIoT EPS optimization, this procedure can be used for UE initiated transfer of user data via the control plane. In some embodiments, the method can include receiving from a user equipment (UE), at a core access and mobility management function, a control plane service request message, starting a T3517 timer and enter the state 5GMM-SERVICE-REQUEST-INITIATED, and changing a 5GMM mode from a 5GMM-IDLE mode to a 5GMM-CONNECTED mode.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


DESIGN PATENTS

Card holder
Patent No. D934559 

Inventor(s): Billy Johnson (Mabank, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29725928 on 02/27/2020 (614 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Refrigeration controller housing
Patent No. D934705 

Inventor(s): Aravind Sridharan (Chennai, , IN), Gary Jones (Atlanta, GA), Mohan Renganathan (Chennai, , IN), Shashwat Nath (Sandy Springs, GA), Stephen J. Vendt (Lewisville, TX), Surendran Ramasamy (Chennai, , IN)
Assignee(s): Heatcraft Refrigeration Products LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29714885 on 11/26/2019 (707 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Quarter fender
Patent No. D934765 

Inventor(s): Jordan Christopher Brewer (Addison, TX), Kelsey Elizabeth Hart (Argyle, TX), Mark Aaron Bohannon (Denton, TX), Scott David Hite (Pilot Point, TX), Zachary Steven Gross (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29724851 on 02/19/2020 (622 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fender extension
Patent No. D934766 

Inventor(s): Jordan Christopher Brewer (Addison, TX), Scott David Hite (Pilot Point, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29772192 on 02/26/2021 (249 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fuel tank
Patent No. D934773 

Inventor(s): Michael Monell (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29722179 on 01/27/2020 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fluid tank
Patent No. D934774 

Inventor(s): Martha-Ann Fellman (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29724312 on 02/13/2020 (628 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Laptop case with pocket and pen holder
Patent No. D934863 

Inventor(s): Farhad Qamar Rizvi (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Shamak LLC (Lewes, DE)
Law Firm: Lloyd Mousilli (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29670816 on 11/20/2018 (1078 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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