Dallas Invents: 124 Patents Granted for Week of April 12

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

Patents granted include:
Alcon's three-lens intraocular lens system
Berg's treatment of cancer by continuous infusion of coenzyme Q10
BLH Ecology Concepts' process to produce nanoparticles
CubicPV's perovskite material processing
IBM's prototype creation based on analytics and 3D printing
Lintec of America's manufacturing of artificial muscle actuators
QORVO's packages for advanced antenna systems
USAA's autonomous vehicle control system

 

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. By tracking both inventors and assignees in the region, we aim to provide a broader view of the region’s inventive activity. Listings are organized by Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC). 

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of April 12, 2022 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

124 patents granted    Ranked No. 10 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES   14
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING  8
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY    5
D: TEXTILES; PAPER    1
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 9
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING     3
G: PHYSICS 37
H: ELECTRICITY   43


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)   25
Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)  5
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 5
Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)    5
Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (Houston)   4
ATT Intellectual Property I L.P. (Atlanta, GA)     3
PACCAR Inc. (Bellevue, WA)  3
Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)    3
Alcon Inc. (Fribourg,CH)    2
Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)  2


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Christopher Aram Touraine (Fort Worth)  2
Eric Norman Tucker (Denton) 2
Louis Daniel Heilaneh (Lewisville) 2
Micah Price (Plano)   2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Ammonia control in a recirculating aquaculture system
Patent No. 11297809 

Inventor(s): F. William Gilmore (Parker, CO), Thomas C. Untermeyer (San Antonio, TX)
Assignee(s): NATURAL SHRIMP INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17369434 on 07/07/2021 (279 days app to issue)

Abstract: Selected freshwater or saltwater aquaculture systems are processed for the automatic removal of waste, ammonia, and pathogens while controlling temperature, oxygen, and feed amounts for obtaining maximum growth and survival at maximum aquatic species densities. A core platform treatment technology removes ammonia by combining chlorine with the ammonia to form chloramines, which are removed by catalytic activated carbon at a downstream filter station. Processing also removes potential pathogens by sterilizing and electrifying the water. The technology utilizes ammonia, chlorine, oxidation-reduction potential (ORP), and flow sensors to electronically adjust the amount of chlorine needed to remove the existing ammonia. A control system utilizes temperature, dissolved oxygen, and image processing sensors to optimize heating, cooling, feeding, and aeration.

[A01K] ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS


Medical apparatus and method for attaching a suture to a bone
Patent No. 11298121 

Inventor(s): Sumant G. Krishnan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): T.A.G. Medical DevicesAgriculture Cooperative Ltd. (Kibbutz Gaaton, , IL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14485879 on 09/15/2014 (2766 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming a channel in a bone, the method comprising: providing a first bore in the bone; and forming, a second bore in the bone at a predefined angle from said first bore, using said first bore as a reference point for defining the location of the second bore in the bone, wherein the first and second bores intersect in the bone.

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


Thrombus aspiration facilitation systems
Patent No. 11298144 

Inventor(s): Vallabh Janardhan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Insera Therapeutics, Inc. (Sacramento, CA)
Law Firm: Knobbe Martens Olson Bear, LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15903587 on 02/23/2018 (1509 days app to issue)

Abstract: Vascular treatment devices and methods include a woven structure including a plurality of bulbs that may be self-expanding, a hypotube, for example including interspersed patterns of longitudinally spaced rows of kerfs, and a bonding zone between the woven structure and the hypotube. The woven structure may include patterns of radiopaque filaments measurable under x-ray. Structures may be heat treated to include various shapes at different temperatures. The woven structure may be deployable to implant in a vessel. A catheter may include a hypotube including interspersed patterns of longitudinally spaced rows of kerfs and optionally a balloon. Laser cutting systems may include fluid flow systems.

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


Connectors for use in systems and methods for reducing the risk of proximal junctional kyphosis
Patent No. 11298158 

Inventor(s): Michael O”Brien (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL (Le Locle, , CH)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16584597 on 09/26/2019 (929 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing the risk of PJK, PJF, and other conditions are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a longitudinal extension can be added to a primary fixation construct to extend the construct to one or more additional vertebral levels. The extension can be attached to a first attachment point, such as a spinous process of a vertebra that is superior to the primary construct. The extension can also be attached to a second attachment point, such as a component of the primary construct or an anatomical structure disposed inferior to the first attachment point. The extension can be more flexible than the primary construct and/or can limit motion to a lesser degree than the primary construct, thereby providing a more-gradual transition from the instrumented vertebrae to the natural patient anatomy adjacent thereto. The extension can be placed with little or no soft tissue disruption.

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


Trajectory guide with dual gimbal drive arrangement
Patent No. 11298204 

Inventor(s): Galen L. Smith (Allen, TX), Robert E. Jones (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16265704 on 02/01/2019 (1166 days app to issue)

Abstract: A trajectory guiding apparatus and one or more methods associated therewith for facilitating precision-guided alignment and implantation of a DBS therapy device in a patient. A pivotally rotatable stage is pivotally coupled to a base support and a vertical support operative to support a slider assembly arranged to accommodate an instrumentation column (IC) containing the therapy device. A first gimbal drive is disposed between the pivotally rotatable stage and the base support, wherein the first gimbal drive is actuatable to cause a first pivotal motion of the slider assembly including the IC, the first pivotal motion defined along a first arcuate path pivoted around a first pivotal axis. A second gimbal drive is disposed between the pivotally rotatable stage and the vertical support, wherein the second gimbal drive is actuatable to cause a second pivotal motion of the slider assembly including the IC, the second pivotal motion defined along a second arcuate path pivoted around a second pivotal axis perpendicular to the first pivotal axis.

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


Three-lens intraocular lens system
Patent No. 11298221 

Inventor(s): Philip Matthew McCulloch (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16716111 on 12/16/2019 (848 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides a three-lens IOL system including a first, anterior lens, a second, posterior lens rigidly connected to the first lens by at least one rigid member such that the second lens is a fixed distance from the first lens along an axis, a third, center, moveable lens positioned between the first lens and the second lens and adapted to move linearly along the axis anteriorly in a direction of the first lens or posteriorly in a direction of the second lens to change an optical power of the system, and an articulating actuator that contacts the moveable lens and a capsular bag of an eye when the IOL system is implanted in the capsular bag, the articulating actuator adapted to move the moveable lens linearly along the axis.

[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]


Methods of treatment of cancer by continuous infusion of coenzyme Q10
Patent No. 11298313 

Inventor(s): John Patrick McCook (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Berg LLC (Framingham, MA)
Law Firm: McCarter English, LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15869630 on 01/12/2018 (1551 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention provides regimens and methods for the treatment of cancer comprising continuous infusion of coenzyme Q10. The coenzyme Q10 may be administered as a monotherapy, or in combination with an additional agent, such as an anticancer agent, a chemotherapeutic agent, or an anti-angiogenic agent. The coenzyme Q10 may be administered at two or more different rates.

[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)


Topical skin health improvement compositions and administrations thereof
Patent No. 11298391 

Inventor(s): Laura Montry (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Lorenol Laboratories, Inc. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15965473 on 04/27/2018 (1446 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, a skin therapeutic may be topically applied to improve skin health. The skin therapeutic may decrease inflammation, decrease redness, and/or decrease health times. The skin therapeutic may include a composition that includes two or more of [i]Brassica olearacea italica [/i]Seed Oil, bisabolol, and/or [i]Zingiber officinales. [/i]

[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)


Medicament delivery device
Patent No. 11298457 

Inventor(s): Andrew Nelson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH (Frankfurt am Main, , DE)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16336268 on 09/20/2017 (1665 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medicament delivery device. The medicament delivery device comprises a housing, a dispensing mechanism and an actuator. The housing has first and second portions. The dispensing mechanism comprises a reservoir disposed in the housing. The dispensing mechanism is operable to dispense medicament from the reservoir when the reservoir contains medicament. The first portion of the housing comprises a distal end and the second portion is moveable towards the distal end from an initial position to a primed position. The dispensing mechanism is rendered inoperable when the second portion is in the initial portion. The actuator is actuatable to operate the dispensing mechanism when the second portion is in the primed position.

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


Syringe with multifunctional needle holder and retainer ring assembly
Patent No. 11298467 

Inventor(s): Jordan Duesman (Pilot Point, TX), Ni Zhu (Plano, TX), Thomas J. Shaw (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Retractable Technologies, Inc. (Little Elm, TX)
Law Firm: Monty L Ross PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16286958 on 02/27/2019 (1140 days app to issue)

Abstract: A syringe for medical use, the syringe having a selectively retractable needle and a multifunctional needle holder and retainer ring assembly including a needle holder with a head section having an inwardly tapering frustoconical section of the fluid pathway and a rearwardly facing annular surface surrounding the rear opening, and an elastomeric retainer ring with a substantially unexpanded collar extending rearwardly beyond the rearwardly facing annular surface to increase needle pushout force, reduce activation force and improve fluid flow through the syringe. Annular projections inside the retainer ring and on the outer surface of the head section of the needle holder are also disclosed.

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


System, process and apparatus to determine LINAC isocenter
Patent No. 11298566 

Inventor(s): David Fenyes (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Aktina Corp. (Congers, NY)
Law Firm: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst Manbeck, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16934586 on 07/21/2020 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system to determine the isocenter of a LINAC includes apparatus and processes to determine the axis of rotation for the collimator, the gantry and the patient couch. The system and apparatus enable the tracking of the translation-rotation of mechanical components attached to the LINAC to compute the axis of rotation of Gantry, Collimator and Table. Based on the data collected related to these axis”s the LINAC isocenter is determined. The apparatus utilized in the system includes a single emitter module, a signal receiver module, a positioning module. The system also includes a isocenter target module and a gravity module to determine a gravity vector for the LINAC.

[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]


Treatment plan evaluation tool
Patent No. 11298567 

Inventor(s): Lizette Warner (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Eindhoven, , NL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16096317 on 04/17/2017 (1821 days app to issue)

Abstract: It is an object of the invention to improve quality assurance when using MRI images for radiotherapy treatment planning. This object is achieved by a treatment plan evaluation tool A configured for calculating a quality indicator for a radiotherapy treatment plan. The radiotherapy treatment plan originates from a planning image, wherein the planning image is an MRI image acquired under a presence of a main magnetic field having a magnetic field inhomogeneity. The treatment plan evaluation tool is further configured to receive information about the magnetic field inhomogeneity and the treatment plan evaluation tool is further configured to calculate the quality indicator based on the information about the magnetic field homogeneity.

[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]


Accessory connection system, method and apparatus for a model vehicle
Patent No. 11298626 

Inventor(s): Scott Rollin Michael Schmitz (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS, L.P. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16343386 on 10/19/2017 (1636 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for connecting an auxiliary device to a model vehicle are provided. The apparatus includes an accessory port connected to an electronic speed controller and an accessory connector connected to the auxiliary device. The system further includes a battery and accessory port connected to an electronic speed controller. An accessory connector connected to the auxiliary device is designed to connect to the accessory port. The electronic speed controller provides control to the auxiliary device. The method includes providing an electronic speed controller connected to an accessory port and connecting an accessory connector to the accessory port. The accessory connector is further connected to the auxiliary device. The method further includes attaching the auxiliary device to the model vehicle and controlling the auxiliary device via the electronic speed controller.

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


Intervertebral disc replacement
Patent No. 11298931 

Inventor(s): Isador Harry Lieberman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): AGADA MEDICAL LTD. (Kfar Vitkin, , IL)
Law Firm: Venable LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16506504 on 07/09/2019 (1008 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to some embodiments of the invention, an intervertebral disc replacement includes a first layer having a lower surface for contacting a first vertebral bone, a second layer coupled to the first layer, the second layer comprising a plurality of compressible column springs, and a third layer coupled to the second layer, the third layer having an upper surface for contacting a second vertebral bone. Each of the plurality of compressible column springs comprises a plurality of stacked coils, and each of the plurality of stacked coils has a spring constant (K). At least one of the plurality of compressible column springs includes a first coil having a first spring constant and a second coil comprising a second spring constant, wherein the first spring constant is different from the second spring constant.

[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]


 

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

Process to produce nanoparticles
Patent No. 11298668 

Inventor(s): John E. Lott (Weatherford, TX), Richard Francis Reidy (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): BLH ECOLOGY CONCEPTS, LLC (Tolar, TX)
Law Firm: Renner, Otto, Boisselle Sklar, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16762168 on 11/08/2018 (1251 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process for producing nanoparticles of a substance, including in a first chamber, forming a dispersion of a substance in a fluid and bringing the fluid into a supercritical state; passing the dispersion from the first chamber through a cooling device or into a cooling zone in a second chamber, wherein the cooling device or cooling zone configured to reduce temperature of the dispersion below a temperature at which the fluid forms solid particles such that nanoparticles of the substance are formed, wherein the second chamber comprises a surface configured to receive the solid particles of the fluid and the nanoparticles of the substance; allowing pressure to decrease and/or temperature to increase in the second chamber to transform the solid particles into a gaseous state, removing the fluid in the gaseous state and with the nanoparticles remaining on the surface; and collecting the nanoparticles from the surface.

[B01J] CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS, COLLOID CHEMISTRY; THEIR RELEVANT APPARATUS (processes or apparatus for specific applications, see the relevant places for these processes or apparatus, e.g. F26B 3/08) [2]


Manual conduit bender with angle setter
Patent No. 11298735 

Inventor(s): Daniel R. Pearson (Fort Worth, TX), Jordan L. Fisher (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Klein Tools, Inc. (Lincolnshire, IL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16886845 on 05/29/2020 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: A manual conduit bender includes an angle setter that can be selectively engaged with a bender head to allow users to precisely set common bend angles.

[B21D] WORKING OR PROCESSING OF SHEET METAL OR METAL TUBES, RODS OR PROFILES WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL (working or processing of wire B21F)


3D printing of an intraocular lens having smooth, curved surfaces
Patent No. 11298874 

Inventor(s): Austin Xavier Rodeheaver (Arlington, TX), Brian Craig Cox (Arlington, TX), Fernando Enrique Oritz (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15920495 on 03/14/2018 (1490 days app to issue)

Abstract: A continuous additive fabrication system comprises a bath of photopolymer resin and a light source assembly having a light source and a motorized variable aperture. The light source assembly is operable to generate a focus point in the bath of photopolymer resin, the shape of the focus point at a curing plane within the bath of photopolymer resin corresponding to the shape of the motorized variable aperture. The continuous additive fabrication system further comprises a platform configured to support a build object and a drive mechanism (coupled to at least one of the platform and the light source assembly) configured to continuously move the curing plane through the bath of photopolymer resin. A size and/or shape of the motorized variable aperture is changed while the curing plane in continuously moved through the bath of photopolymer resin.

[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 method for repairing a composite structure
Patent No. 11298899 

Inventor(s): Suvankar Mishra (Carrollton, TX), Vance Newton Cribb, III (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16450739 on 06/24/2019 (1023 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of repairing a composite structure includes providing an assembled composite structure comprising a substantially rigid outer component, wherein the composite structure comprises a void space at least partially bounded by the outer component. The method further includes forming an injection hole through the outer component to provide a path between the void space and space external to the composite structure. The method further includes injecting foam into the void space through the injection hole while the foam is in a substantially unexpanded state and expanding the foam within the void space.

[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]


Composite skid member with varying cross-sections
Patent No. 11299262 

Inventor(s): Brian John Cox (Keller, TX), Timothy Brian Carr (Fort Worth, TX), William Anthony Amante (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Pramudji Law Group PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16565129 on 09/09/2019 (946 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various implementations directed to composite skid member with varying cross-sections are provided. In one implementation, an aircraft landing gear assembly may include two composite skid members configured to contact the ground, where each composite skid member includes a first cross-section and a second cross-section, and where the first cross-section is different than the second cross-section. The aircraft landing gear assembly may also include two cross members configured to couple to a fuselage of an aircraft and configured to interconnect the two composite skid members.

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


Automatic, active blade tracking and balance system
Patent No. 11299263 

Inventor(s): Terry K. Thompson (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15372072 on 12/07/2016 (1952 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes an apparatus and method for automatically adjusting the tracking of one or more blades comprising: a blade tracking adjustment mechanism connected to one or more blades of an aircraft; a blade tracking measurement system that measures the tracking of the one or more blades; and a computer that receives an output from the blade tracking measurement system with tracking information for each of the one or more blades; wherein the computer outputs instructions for the blade tracking adjustment mechanism to change a pitch of one or more of the blades to correct blade tracking.

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


Bond fixture for leading edge assembly
Patent No. 11299293 

Inventor(s): David Littlejohn (Haslet, 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: 16545652 on 08/20/2019 (966 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bond fixture includes a frame defining a chamber for receiving a component. At least one bladder assembly is connected to the frame. The at least one bladder assembly includes a pad for contacting the component. A position of the pad relative to the component is controlled by a pressure of the bladder assembly. A caul assembly is adapted to thermally couple to the component to heat a localized portion of the component.

[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


Hybrid perovskite material processing
Patent No. 11300870 

Inventor(s): Kamil Mielczarek (Rowlett, TX), Michael D. Irwin (Heath, TX), Vivek V. Dhas (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CUBICPV INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16859545 on 04/27/2020 (715 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for preparing photoactive perovskite materials. The method comprises the steps of: introducing a lead halide and a first solvent to a first vessel and contacting the lead halide with the first solvent to dissolve the lead halide to form a lead halide solution, introducing a Group 1 metal halide a second solvent into a second vessel and contacting the Group 1 metal halide with the second solvent to dissolve the Group 1 metal halide to form a Group 1 metal halide solution, and contacting the lead halide solution with the Group 1 metal halide solution to form a thin-film precursor ink. The method further comprises depositing the thin-film precursor ink onto a substrate, drying the thin-film precursor ink to form a thin film, annealing the thin film; and rinsing the thin film with a salt solution.

[B05D] PROCESSES FOR APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL (conveying articles or workpieces through baths of liquid B65G, e.g. B65G 49/02) [2]


 

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

Pozzolanic compositions containing fly ash and remediation agents for use in cementitious materials
Patent No. 11299424 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Alexander Whidden (Brentwood, MO), Joseph Earl Thomas (Malad City, ID), Richard Douglas Carter (Macon, GA)
Assignee(s): CR Minerals Company, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: O”Connor Company (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16877387 on 05/18/2020 (694 days app to issue)

Abstract: It has been unexpectedly discovered that the addition of a natural or other pozzolan to non-spec fly ash significantly improves the properties of the non-spec fly ash to the extent it can be certified under ASTM C618 and AASHTO 295, as either a Class F or Class C fly ash. The natural pozzolan may be a volcanic ejecta, such as pumice or perlite. Other pozzolans may also be used for this beneficiation process. Many pozzolans are experimentally tested and may be used to beneficiate non-spec fly ash into certifiable Class F fly ash. Additionally, this disclosure provides a method of converting a Class C fly ash to a more valuable Class F fly ash. This discovery will extend diminishing Class F fly ash supplies and turn non-spec fly ash waste streams into valuable, certified fly ash pozzolan which will protect and enhance concrete, mortars and grouts.

[C04B] LIME; MAGNESIA; SLAG; CEMENTS; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF, e.g. MORTARS, CONCRETE OR LIKE BUILDING MATERIALS; ARTIFICIAL STONE; CERAMICS (devitrified glass-ceramics C03C 10/00); REFRACTORIES (alloys based on refractory metals C22C); TREATMENT OF NATURAL STONE [4]


Cyclic di-nucleotide compounds and methods of use
Patent No. 11299512 

Inventor(s): Boyu Zhong (Irving, TX), Chuo Chen (Dallas, TX), Heping Shi (Dallas, TX), Lijun Sun (Dallas, TX), Qi Wei (Dallas, TX), Yuanwei Dai (Dallas, TX), Zhijian Chen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): IMMUNESENSOR THERAPEUTICS, INC. (Dallas, TX), THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Fenwick West LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16438153 on 06/11/2019 (1036 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are cyclic-di-nucleotide cGAMP analogs, methods of synthesizing the compounds, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds thereof, and use of compounds and compositions in medical therapy.

[C07H] SUGARS; DERIVATIVES THEREOF; NUCLEOSIDES; NUCLEOTIDES; NUCLEIC ACIDS (derivatives of aldonic or saccharic acids C07C, C07D; aldonic acids, saccharic acids C07C 59/105, C07C 59/285; cyanohydrins C07C 255/16; glycals C07D; compounds of unknown constitution C07G; polysaccharides, derivatives thereof C08B; DNA or RNA concerning genetic engineering, vectors, e.g. plasmids, or their isolation, preparation or purification C12N 15/00; sugar industry C13) [2]


Anti-CD73 antibodies and uses thereof
Patent No. 11299550 

Inventor(s): Hui Zou (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Phanes Therapeutics, Inc. (San Diego, CA)
Law Firm: Ice Miller LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15733540 on 03/05/2019 (1134 days app to issue)

Abstract: Anti-CD73 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof are described. Also described are nucleic acids encoding the antibodies, compositions comprising the antibodies, and methods of producing the antibodies and using the antibodies for treating or preventing diseases such as cancer.

[C07H] SUGARS; DERIVATIVES THEREOF; NUCLEOSIDES; NUCLEOTIDES; NUCLEIC ACIDS (derivatives of aldonic or saccharic acids C07C, C07D; aldonic acids, saccharic acids C07C 59/105, C07C 59/285; cyanohydrins C07C 255/16; glycals C07D; compounds of unknown constitution C07G; polysaccharides, derivatives thereof C08B; DNA or RNA concerning genetic engineering, vectors, e.g. plasmids, or their isolation, preparation or purification C12N 15/00; sugar industry C13) [2]


Fatty acid reaction products of dextrins or dextran formulated with a surfactant
Patent No. 11299667 

Inventor(s): Christopher P. Gardner (Cresson, TX), Stephen William Almond (Creston, CA)
Assignee(s): Integrity Bio-Chemicals, LLC (Cresson, TX)
Law Firm: Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17343033 on 06/09/2021 (307 days app to issue)

Abstract: Compositions comprising a neutral surfactant or a reaction product thereof and a reaction product of a saccharide polymer and a fatty acid may be obtained in the presence of water and a hydroxide base (optionally in the presence of the neutral surfactant), the saccharide polymer comprising a dextran, a dextrin compound, or any combination thereof. The reaction product of the saccharide polymer and the fatty acid may be present at a concentration effective to lower surface tension of the neutral surfactant. Depending on the fatty acid identity, among other factors, the compositions may promote emulsification or de-emulsification. In addition, the compositions may promote foam formation under appropriate conditions. Treatment fluids comprising the compositions, including foamed treatment fluids, may be introduced into a subterranean formation to perform a treatment operation in which fluid emulsification or de-emulsification may occur. The reaction products may be incorporated in soaps and other personal care products.

[C11D] DETERGENT COMPOSITIONS; USE OF SINGLE SUBSTANCES AS DETERGENTS; SOAP OR SOAP-MAKING; RESIN SOAPS; RECOVERY OF GLYCEROL


Continuous flow reactor and hybrid electro-catalyst for high selectivity production of C2H4 from CO2 and water via electrolysis
Patent No. 11299811 

Inventor(s): Brian Dennis (Arlington, TX), Krishnan Rajeshwar (Arlington, TX), Norma S. Tacconi (Arlington, TX), Wilaiwan Chanmanee (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Pabst Patent Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16261484 on 01/29/2019 (1169 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrochemical reactor for use with a liquid electrolyte is capable of generating gaseous products. An electrically conducting porous layer that is hydrophilic on the catalyst side and hydrophobic on the gas side are utilized. These different surface properties promote the transport of product gases formed at the catalyst through the porous layer to the gas side. The catalyst is formed from a hybrid Cu[subscript]2[/subscript]OCuBr film that has a high selectivity for ethylene gas from reacting CO[subscript]2 [/subscript]and water in an electrochemical cell.

[C25B] ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COMPOUNDS OR NON- METALS; APPARATUS THEREFOR (anodic or cathodic protection C23F 13/00; single-crystal growth C30B) [2]


T E X T I L E S & P A P E R

 

Manufacturing of artificial muscle actuators
Patent No. 11299825 

Inventor(s): Marcio Dias Lima (Richardson, TX), Sergey Li (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): LINTEC OF AMERICA (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Greenblum Bernstein, P.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16488970 on 02/27/2018 (1505 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and a device for the continuous manufacturing of artificial muscle actuator device fibers are disclosed. The method includes: threading an untwisted fiber along the axis of a tube and inside the tube that includes a heating means to raise the localized temperature of a cross-section of the tube to a predetermined temperature; providing a tension on the untwisted fiber; and twisting the untwisted fiber while the fiber is within the tube.

[D02J] FINISHING OR DRESSING OF FILAMENTS, YARNS, THREADS, CORDS, ROPES, OR THE LIKE (curling or crimping D02G; by treatment with liquids, gases or vapours D06B; finishing other than by liquid treatment, of yarns in warp or sheet form D06C; for chemical matters, see D06L, D06M, D06P, D06Q; treatment during rope-making, apparatus for treating ropes auxiliary to rope-making D07B)


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Inlet filter and method of use
Patent No. 11299879 

Inventor(s): Brian Westbrook Ralph, Jr. (Fate, TX), Kyle Wayne Sheets (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Erosion Supply, L.P. (Wylie, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16923943 on 07/08/2020 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: An inlet filter and method of use are disclosed. In one aspect, the inlet filter comprises a frame, filter material, a feed stream inlet, and a filtrate outlet. The frame is configured so an exterior of the frame is shaped like a wedge. In another aspect, the method comprises inserting an inlet filter into a storm sewer inlet. The inlet filter can be one of a plurality of inlet filters inserted into the storm sewer inlet, the filters cooperating to filter a feed stream entering the storm sewer inlet. In a third aspect, a system comprises a plurality of inlet filters configured to be coupled together to filter a feed stream to a storm sewer inlet. The system can be configured so that the width of the plurality of filters is adjustable. For example, a first inlet filter and second inlet filter can be slidably engaged with a connecting filter.

[E03F] SEWERS; CESSPOOLS


Parking lot systems
Patent No. 11299900 

Inventor(s): Steven Anthony Needham (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Everyman Investments, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17314019 on 05/06/2021 (341 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one instance, a parking lot system is presented with a first driveway in a first direction and a second driveway in a second direction opposite the first direction. The first driveway includes a first plurality of parking spaces, wherein each parking space comprises a first rectangular space to accommodate an automobile. A second rectangle is adjacent to the first rectangular space. The second driveway includes a second plurality of parking spaces, wherein each parking space comprises a third rectangular space sized to accommodate an automobile. The second rectangle is adjacent to the third rectangle. The second rectangle forms a buffer zone into which automobile doors in the second and third rectangle may open. The first and second plurality of parking spaces at least partially abut one another directly. Other systems are also presented.

[E04H] BUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL (foundations E02D) [4]


Swellable metal for swell packer
Patent No. 11299955 

Inventor(s): Michael L. Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Pete C. Dagenais (The Colony, TX), Stephen M. Greci (Little Elm, TX), Zachary W. Walton (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16485737 on 02/23/2018 (1509 days app to issue)

Abstract: Swell packers comprising swellable metal sealing elements and methods for forming a seal in a wellbore are provided. An example method includes providing a swell packer comprising a swellable metal sealing element; wherein the swell packer is disposed on a conduit in the wellbore, exposing the swellable metal sealing element to a brine, and allowing or causing to allow the swellable metal sealing element to swell.

[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]


Use of a ball check valve on an outlet of an autonomous inflow control device
Patent No. 11299960 

Inventor(s): Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16488431 on 09/04/2018 (1316 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for controlling the fluid flow to and from the flow ports of an autonomous inflow control device (AICD). Features may include the addition of a ball check valve to the AICD. A well system may comprise: a production tubing; a flow control device, wherein the flow control device is disposed onto the production tubing; and a ball check valve disposed between the flow control device and the production tubing to restrict flow into the production tubing through a port in the flow control device, wherein the ball check valve comprises a housing and a ball.

[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]


Combined chemical/balance line
Patent No. 11299961 

Inventor(s): James Dan Vick, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16576073 on 09/19/2019 (936 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a safety valve. The safety valve, in one example, includes a piston located within a piston chamber, the piston separating the piston chamber into a first portion and a second portion and configured to slide to move a valve closure mechanism between a closed state and an open state. The safety valve, according to this example, includes a first control/balance line fluidically coupled to the first portion of the piston chamber, a second control/balance line fluidically coupled to the second portion of the piston chamber, and a chemical line fluidically coupled to the second control/balance 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]


Completion systems and methods to complete a well
Patent No. 11299965 

Inventor(s): John Todd Broome (McKinney, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17003841 on 08/26/2020 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: Completion systems and methods to complete a well are disclosed. A method to complete a well includes installing a casing across a plurality of zones of a well. The casing includes an opening and a sleeve positioned inside the casing. The method also includes shifting the sleeve from a first position to a second position to uncover the opening to provide fluid communication from a zone of the plurality of zones to the casing. After shifting the sleeve from the first position to the second position, the method includes flowing a screen assembly having a filter inside the casing and toward the sleeve. The method further includes positioning the filter around the opening and sealing the screen assembly around the opening to confine fluid flow through the opening to flow through the filter.

[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]


Box by pin perforating gun system and methods
Patent No. 11299967 

Inventor(s): Charles Levine (Waxahachie, TX), William Richard Collins (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): Hunting Titan, Inc. (Pampa, TX)
Law Firm: Arnold Saunders, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17191061 on 03/03/2021 (405 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for a perforating gun having a box by pin perforating gun system using swaged down gun bodies. The box by pin perforating gun system may include a removable cartridge to hold a detonator with a switch and an insulated charge holder as an electrical feed-through.

[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]


Apparatus and methods for evaluating systems associated with wellheads
Patent No. 11299976 

Inventor(s): Scott Hunter (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): SPM OIL GAS INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16940654 on 07/28/2020 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect, data identifying a component is received, wherein the component is part of a system associated with a wellhead. A location at which the component is positioned relative to one or more other components is identified. The useful remaining operational life of the component is predicted based on at least an operational parameter specific to the location, and the operational history of the component or one or more components equivalent thereto. According to another aspect, a model representing at least a portion of a proposed system associated with a wellhead is generated, the model comprising a plurality of objects, each of which has a proposed location and represents an existing component. The useful remaining operational life for each object is predicted based on an operational parameter at the corresponding proposed location, and data associated with the respective operational history of the existing component.

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


Downhole pump sand filtering snares
Patent No. 11300121 

Inventor(s): Bradley C. Rogers (Burleson, TX), Felipe Correa (Fort Worth, TX), Oscar Zizo (Crowley, TX), Ramamurthy Narasimhan (Bangalore, , IN), Randy De Werff (The Woodlands, TX), Riyadh Salloom (Crowley, TX), Sergio Granados (Mansfie
Assignee(s): HARBISON-FISCHER, INC. (Crowley, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16802365 on 02/26/2020 (776 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a plunger for use in a sucker-rod pumping system. The plunger reciprocates within a barrel. The plunger comprises first, second, and third sections, in which the first and third sections are sealed against the barrel and in which a second section is between the first and third sections and in some embodiments may be a pull tube. A through passage for production fluid is provided, along with a pressure balancing chamber that is connected to the through passage via a sand snare, where the pressure balancing chamber is operable to equalize pressure on longitudinal sides of the seals, whereas the sand snare operates to restrain solids from reaching the pressure balancing chamber from the through passage (which is carrying the production fluid) and thereby create a slippage flow in the pressure balancing chamber, which equalizes pressure between the balancing chamber and the plunger”s through passage. Further disclosed in embodiments a port between the second section and the first or third sections, where the port allows in one passage production fluid to pass through it between sections and in another passage or chamber allows slippage fluid to pass through it between sections.

[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

 

Non-pressurized accessory gearbox
Patent No. 11300199 

Inventor(s): Charles Hubert Speller, Jr. (Flower Mound, TX), Gary Cope (Keller, TX), Scott David Poster (Arlington, TX), Walter Riley (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15709904 on 09/20/2017 (1665 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-pressurized accessory gearbox for an aircraft includes: a housing, one or more gears disposed within the housing, an input rotating member to receive input from a main rotor gearbox via a shaft connected to the one or more gears, and one or more output rotating members in communication with the one or more gears. The gearbox is configured to utilize splash lubrication for moving a lubrication fluid within the housing.

[F16H] GEARING


Hybrid evaporator-feeding wicks for uniform fluid delivery to multiple heat sources in a vapor chamber
Patent No. 11300362 

Inventor(s): Ercan M. Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Feng Zhou (South Lyon, MI), Paul T. Fanson (Howell, MI), Srivathsan Sudhakar (West Lafayette, IN)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16264258 on 01/31/2019 (1167 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments described herein disclose a vapor chamber including a thermally-conductive evaporator wall, a thermally-conductive condenser wall and a volume therebetween defining a vapor core for transporting a vapor of a working fluid from the evaporator wall to the condenser wall. The outer surfaces of the evaporator wall and the condenser wall are configured to be in thermal contact with a plurality of heat sources and a heat sink respectively. The vapor chamber further includes a porous wick structure for holding and pumping the working fluid towards the plurality of heat sources. The wick structure comprises an evaporator-feeding wick having an inner surface in thermal contact with an inner surface of the evaporator wall. The evaporator-feeding wick comprises a first region having a higher permeability than at least a second region to form a permeability gradient, such that the working fluid has a uniform flow to the plurality of heat sources.

[F28D] HEAT-EXCHANGE APPARATUS, NOT PROVIDED FOR IN ANOTHER SUBCLASS, IN WHICH THE HEAT-EXCHANGE MEDIA DO NOT COME INTO DIRECT CONTACT (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials C09K 5/00; fluid heaters having heat generating means and heat transferring means F24H; furnaces F27; details of heat-exchange apparatus of general application F28F); HEAT STORAGE PLANTS OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL [4]


Polymer ammunition having a MIM primer insert
Patent No. 11300393 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16173115 on 10/29/2018 (1261 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a polymeric ammunition having a metal injection molded primer insert.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Hybrid low speed control
Patent No. 11299259 

Inventor(s): Hunter Barton Nelson (North Richland Hills, TX), Kevin Thomas Christensen (Plano, TX), Paul David Ruckel (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16775531 on 01/29/2020 (804 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary method for controlling low speed flight of an aircraft having a controller receiving pilot input includes transitioning from a translational rate command (TRC) to a linear acceleration command (LAC) when the controller is displaced above a control transition displacement (CTD), and while in LAC holding speed when the controller is relaxed to CTD.

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


Transistion fault testing of funtionally asynchronous paths in an integrated circuit
Patent No. 11300615 

Inventor(s): Prakash Narayanan (Karnataka, , IN), Prashanth Saraf (Karnataka, , IN), Sundarrajan Rangachari (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16220209 on 12/14/2018 (1215 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a test circuit in an integrated circuit to test signal timing of a logic circuit under test in the integrated circuit. The signal timing includes timing measurements to determine if an output of the logic circuit under test changes state in response to a clock signal. The test circuit includes a bit register that specifies which bits of the logic circuit under test are to be tested in response to the clock signal. A configuration register specifies a selected clock source setting from multiple clock source settings corresponding to a signal speed. The selected clock source is employed to perform the timing measurements of the specified bits of the bit register.

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


Discriminating and mitigating SNS spoofing signals
Patent No. 11300687 

Inventor(s): Jeffery C. Sanders (Dallas, TX), Thomas Tillotson (Greenville, TX)
Assignee(s): Southwest Research Institute (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Livingston Law Firm (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16846350 on 04/12/2020 (730 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for discriminating and mitigating spoofing signals incoming to a satellite navigation system. Beam steering techniques are used to steer a null toward a legitimate satellite signal that is being spoofed. The spoofing signal is then tracked and its angle of arrival measured. A null is steered toward the measured angle of arrival of the spoofing signal, and the spoofing signal is confirmed by determining if there is a signal remaining with nulls on both the legitimate satellite signal and the spoofing signal. The null toward the legitimate satellite signal is then replaced with unity gain.

[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


Optical device housing
Patent No. 11300781 

Inventor(s): David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX), Stephen John Fedigan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16781506 on 02/04/2020 (798 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for mitigating contamination of an optical device comprises an open-topped, closed-sided, and closed-bottomed housing cup partially defining a protected volume to enclose the optical device. A housing cap encloses a top of the housing cup and partially defines the protected volume. The housing cap includes a top collar having an open central aperture. A top cover laterally spans the central aperture of the top collar. An interface structure circumscribes the top cover to suspend the top cover downwardly into the housing cup from the top collar. The interface structure prevents direct contact between the top cover and the top collar.

[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]


Automated prototype creation based on analytics and 3D printing
Patent No. 11300945 

Inventor(s): Karl J. Cama (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Garg Law Firm, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16390771 on 04/22/2019 (1086 days app to issue)

Abstract: Using an analytical model, a problem related to a product is identified from a collection of report data, the product being a three dimensional (3D) solid having a shape and produced from a manufacturing process. The problem is correlated with a set of factors. The set of factors describes a circumstance in which a user performs an operation of the product. According to a weight assigned to the problem, the problem is selected for prototyping. Using a processor and a memory, the set of factors and the operation are simulated by using a modified design of the product. In response to the modified design solving the problem, a specification of the modified design is provided for 3D printing to the user.

[G05B] CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS (fluid-pressure actuators or systems acting by means of fluids in general F15B; valves per se F16K; characterised by mechanical features only G05G; sensitive elements, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. G12B, subclasses of G01, H01; correcting units, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. H02K)


Autonomous vehicle control system and method
Patent No. 11300956 

Inventor(s): Cory A. Matheson (Celina, TX), Matthew T. Flachsbart (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16704884 on 12/05/2019 (859 days app to issue)

Abstract: An autonomous vehicle control system includes a first autonomous vehicle control center at a first location, and a second autonomous vehicle control center at a second location. The system also includes a controller configured to receive a first data input from the first autonomous vehicle control center and indicative of a first characteristic of the first autonomous vehicle control center, to receive a second data input from the second autonomous vehicle control center and indicative of a second characteristic of the second autonomous vehicle control center, and to receive a third data input indicative of an autonomous vehicle transport request or an autonomous vehicle storage request. The controller is also configured to select the first autonomous vehicle control center or the second autonomous vehicle control center based at least in part on the first data input, the second data input, and the third data input. Further, the controller is configured to instruct fulfillment of the autonomous vehicle transport request or the autonomous vehicle storage request based on the selection.

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


Systems and methods for creating and using risk profiles for fleet management of a fleet of vehicles
Patent No. 11300977 

Inventor(s): David Forney (La Jolla, CA), Jason Palmer (Carlsbad, CA), Mark Freitas (San Diego, CA), Nicholas Shayne Brookins (Encinitas, CA), Reza Ghanbari (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): SmartDrive Systems, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Esplin Associates, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16400841 on 05/01/2019 (1077 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for creating and using risk profiles for management of a fleet of vehicles are disclosed. The risk profiles characterize values representing likelihoods of occurrences of vehicle events, based on previously detected vehicle events. Exemplary implementations may: obtain vehicle event information for vehicle events that have been detected by the fleet of vehicles; aggregate the vehicle event information for multiple ones of the events to create one or more of a first risk profile, a second risk profile and/or a third risk profile; obtain a point of origin for and a target destination of a particular vehicle; determine a set of routes from the point of origin to the target destination; determine individual values representing likelihoods of occurrences of vehicle events along individual routes in the set of routes; select the first route from the set of routes; and provide the selected first route to the particular vehicle.

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


Methods and apparatus for temperature insensitive voltage supervisors
Patent No. 11300989 

Inventor(s): Keliu Shu (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17099346 on 11/16/2020 (512 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for temperature insensitive voltage supervisors. An example apparatus includes a PTAT generation circuit including an output terminal: a first resistor having a first terminal and a second terminal, a second resistor having a third terminal and a fourth terminal, the third terminal coupled to the second terminal at a first node, a first transistor including a base terminal coupled to the fourth terminal of the second resistor at a second node, and a first current terminal coupled to the fourth terminal of the second resistor, a comparator including, a first input terminal coupled to the output terminal of the PTAT generation circuit at a third node, a second input terminal coupled to the second terminal and third terminal, and a third resistor having a fifth terminal coupled to the third terminal and the second input terminal at a fourth node.

[G05F] SYSTEMS FOR REGULATING ELECTRIC OR MAGNETIC VARIABLES (regulating the timing or recurrence frequency of pulses in radar or radio navigation systems G01S; regulation of current or voltage, specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces G04G 19/02; closed-loop systems for regulating non-electric variables by electric means G05D; regulating power supply of digital computers G06F 1/26; for obtaining desired operating characteristics of electromagnets with armatures H01F 7/18; regulating electric power distribution networks H02J; regulating the charging of batteries H02J 7/00; regulating of the output of static converters, e.g. switching regulators, H02M; regulation of the output of electric generators H02N, H02P 9/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils H02P 13/00; regulating frequency response, gain, maximum output, amplitude or bandwidth of amplifiers H03G; regulating tuning of resonant circuits H03J; controlling generators of electronic oscillations or pulses H03L; regulating characteristics of transmission lines H04B; controlling electric light sources H05B 37/02, H05B 39/04, H05B 41/36; electric control of X-ray apparatus H05G 1/30) [5]


Fan control for computing devices
Patent No. 11301009 

Inventor(s): David Patrick Anders (Hurst, TX)
Assignee(s): SOFTIRON LIMITED (London, , GB)
Law Firm: Slayden Grubert Beard PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16431680 on 06/04/2019 (1043 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fan device used with respect to a computing device. The fan device includes at least two fans that provide airflow for the computing device and a controller that adjusts the fans” speeds in an attempt to avoid harmonic vibrations of the at least two fans. The fan device may include at least one sensor, and the controller may adjust the fans” speeds based at least on information from the sensor(s) in the attempt to avoid the harmonic vibrations. The attempt to avoid the harmonic vibrations may also attempt to mitigate one or more of turbulence, pressure, over-heating, power consumption, or noise in, by, or around the computing device. Reversal of airflow may also be used. A fan bar that enables isolation of ground return noise may also be used. The controller may use sums of primes calculations, phase analysis, common divisor calculations, and the like. Also, associated methods.

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


Using natural movements of a hand-held device to manipulate digital content
Patent No. 11301051 

Inventor(s): Vinay Sharma (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17088383 on 11/03/2020 (525 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile device, such as a smart phone, is provided with a camera. Digital content displayed on display screen of the mobile device may be manipulated in response to natural movements of the mobile device by a user. Motion of the mobile device is detected relative to a nearby textured surface by analyzing images of the textured surface. The displayed digital content is manipulated in response to the detected motion of the mobile device.

[G09G] ARRANGEMENTS OR CIRCUITS FOR CONTROL OF INDICATING DEVICES USING STATIC MEANS TO PRESENT VARIABLE INFORMATION (arrangements for transferring data between digital computers and displays G06F 3/14; static indicating arrangements comprising an association of a number of separate sources or light control cells G09F 9/00; static indicating arrangements comprising integral associations of a number of light sources H01J, H01K, H01L, H05B 33/12; scanning, transmission or reproduction of documents or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission, details thereof H04N 1/00) [5]


Touch sensor circuit
Patent No. 11301091 

Inventor(s): Ge Shen (Shanghai, , CN), Jun Zhang (Shanghai, , CN), Songhua Hu (Shanghai, , CN), Yi Zhou (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17015210 on 09/09/2020 (580 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a timer to count edges of a clock from an initial count value to a terminal count value and to output a timer signal responsive to the terminal count value being reached. A random number generator circuit generates a plurality of random number values. Each generated random number value is sequentially loaded into the timer as one of the initial count value or the terminal count value. A capacitive sensor circuit determines, responsive to receipt of a plurality of timer signals from the timer, a touch event of a capacitive touch sensor.

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


Microcontroller architecture for non-volatile memory
Patent No. 11301176 

Inventor(s): Chi-Lin Hsu (San Jose, CA), Hiroyuki Mizukoshi (Kawasaki, , JP), Tai-Yuan Tseng (Milpitas, CA), Yan Li (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16909484 on 06/23/2020 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile memory system comprises a memory structure and a control circuit connected to the memory structure. The control circuit includes a programmable and reprogrammable microcontroller. The microcontroller has a first processor that executes instructions to coordinate sequences of voltages applied to the memory structure by a first circuit in order to perform memory operations. The microcontroller has a second processor that executes second instructions to control a second circuit to test conditions of the non-volatile memory cells in response to the voltages applied to the memory structure. The microcontroller may have a third processor that controls the flow of the memory operation and directs the first and second processors to execute the instructions. The instructions of the various processors may be updated, which provides for flexible flow, core operation control, and condition testing.

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


Method and apparatus for dual multiplication units in a data path
Patent No. 11301248 

Inventor(s): Mujibur Rahman (Plano, TX), Soujanya Narnur (Austin, TX), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16878603 on 05/20/2020 (692 days app to issue)

Abstract: A processor is provided that includes a first multiplication unit in a first data path of the processor, the first multiplication unit configured to perform single issue multiply instructions, and a second multiplication unit in the first data path, the second multiplication unit configured to perform single issue multiply instructions, wherein the first multiplication unit and the second multiplication unit are configured to execute respective single issue multiply instructions in parallel.

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


Dynamic resource clustering architecture
Patent No. 11301305 

Inventor(s): Manu J. Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16736458 on 01/07/2020 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to receive requirements that identifies hardware operating characteristics and to determine a performance metric based on the requirements. The device is further configured to generate a set of resource cluster configurations that each identify a set of hardware resources and a set of algorithms. The device is further configured to identify a first resource cluster configuration having a first performance value with the highest performance value from among the set of resource cluster configurations. The device is further configured to modify the first resource cluster configuration and to determine a second performance value for the modified resource cluster configuration. The device is further configured to modify the modified resource cluster configuration when the second performance value is less than the first performance value and to output the modified resource cluster configuration when the second performance value is greater than the first performance value.

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


Integrated test environment availability system and methods
Patent No. 11301368 

Inventor(s): Bradley Martin Korber (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Sprint Communications Company L.P. (Overland Park, KS)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16989548 on 08/10/2020 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: A test environment availability system is disclosed that comprises test servers that include JAVA virtual machines (JVMs), applications executing on the JVMs, and monitoring tools. The system comprises a server including an application that receives a mapping of each function to applications executing on one or more of the test servers that enable an end-to-end journey of the function, obtains operational statuses of the JVMs and the applications on the test servers from the monitoring tools, coalesces each of the operational statuses with a corresponding function based on the mapping to create a coalesced operational statuses mapping, applies a rules set to the coalesced operational statuses mapping, determines whether each function is operational based on the application of the rules set, and creates and provides a dashboard based on the determination that illustrates each function and each function”s operational status to an electronic device for display on the electronic device.

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


Managing processing of memory commands in a memory subsystem with a high latency backing store
Patent No. 11301383 

Inventor(s): Patrick A. La Fratta (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Nicholson De Vos Webster Elliott LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16928999 on 07/14/2020 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is described for managing the issuance and fulfillment of memory commands. The method includes receiving, by a cache controller of a memory subsystem, a first memory command corresponding to a set of memory devices. In response, the cache controller adds the first memory command to a cache controller command queue such that the cache controller command queue stores a first set of memory commands and sets a priority of the first memory command to either a high or low priority based on (1) whether the first memory command is of a first or second type and (2) an origin of the first memory command.

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


Table-driven segment systems and methods for generating passenger information messages
Patent No. 11301480 

Inventor(s): John Emmett Buxton, Jr. (Euless, TX), Robert R. McCall (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16751950 on 01/24/2020 (809 days app to issue)

Abstract: Passenger information messages (”PIMs”) are generated using table-driven segment systems and methods. Message segments may be paired with token names. Passenger information associated with an airline flight are substituted for the token names. The passenger information and message segments are arranged to generate a PIM for the airline flight.

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


Inverse transformation using pruning for video coding
Patent No. 11301543 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Vivienne Sze (Cambridge, MA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16988949 on 08/10/2020 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for decoding an encoded video bit stream in a video decoder is provided that includes determining a scan pattern type for a transform block to be decoded, decoding a column position X and a row position Y of a last non-zero coefficient in the transform block from the encoded video bit stream, selecting a column-row inverse transform order when the scan pattern type is a first type, selecting a row-column inverse transform order when the scan pattern type is a second type, and performing one dimensional (1D) inverse discrete cosine transformation (IDCT) computations according to the selected transform order to inversely transform the transform block to generate a residual block.

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


Computer architecture for performing inversion using correlithm objects in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 11301544 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16521444 on 07/24/2019 (993 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a memory and a node. The memory stores first and second log string correlithm objects. The node aligns the first and second log string correlithm objects such that a sub-string correlithm object from the first log string correlithm object associated with the logarithmic value of ten aligns with a sub-string correlithm object from the second log string correlithm object representing the logarithmic value of one. The node receives a first real-world numerical value and identifies a first sub-string correlithm object from the first log string correlithm object that corresponds to the first real-world numerical value. The node determines which sub-string correlithm object from the second log string correlithm object aligns in n-dimensional space with the first sub-string correlithm object from the first log string correlithm object, and outputs the determined sub-string correlithm object.

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


Convert community device to personal device
Patent No. 11301574 

Inventor(s): Matthew R. Smith (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15850951 on 12/21/2017 (1573 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide for systems and methods for converting a community device to a personal device. A personalization option is selected on a portable computing device. A device management server is queried to verify that a specific individual has authorization to personalize the portable computing device. If authorization is confirmed, the portable computing device is configured so that only credentials for the specific individual can be used to access the portable computing device. Authorization may include verifying that the specific individual has sufficient funding and/or verifying that a third party has provided funding for the specific individual. Restricted content is automatically downloaded onto the portable computing device as part of or following the personalization process. A first set of basic applications may be available to any user prior to personalization, and after personalization a second set of applications, which are only available on a personalized device, are downloaded.

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


Method and systems for rendering of virtual displays using cryptographic symbols
Patent No. 11301658 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16983840 on 08/03/2020 (617 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for rendering virtual displays using cryptographic symbols are disclosed. In one aspect, a display device is disclosed that includes a processor and data storage including instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the system to perform operations. The operations include emitting infrared light toward a cryptographic symbol associated with a surface, receiving a reflection of the emitted natural or man-made sunlight from the cryptographic symbol, and, based on the reflection, decrypting the cryptographic symbol to determine a unique identifier. The operations further include, based on the identifier, generating a first virtual display, and rendering the first virtual display on an image of the surface, through a heads up display, or projected onto the surface.

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


Homography error correction using sensor locations
Patent No. 11301691 

Inventor(s): Kyle Dalal (Coppell, TX), Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy (Irving, TX), Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): 7-ELEVEN, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17105230 on 11/25/2020 (503 days app to issue)

Abstract: An object tracking system that includes a first sensor and a second sensor that are each configured to capture frames of at least a portion of a global plane for a space. The system is configured to identify a pixel location for a marker within a frame from the first sensor and to determine an (x,y) coordinate for the marker using a first homography. The system is further configured to identify a pixel location for a different marker in a frame from the second sensor and to determine an (x,y) coordinate for the marker using a second homography. The system is further configured to determine a distance difference between the computed distance between the (x,y) coordinates and an actual distance. The system is further configured to recompute the first homography and/or the second homography in response to determining that the distance difference exceeds a difference threshold level.

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


Systems and methods for enhancing real-time image recognition
Patent No. 11301711 

Inventor(s): Aamer Charania (Flower Mound, TX), Chi-san Ho (Allen, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Sunil Vasisht (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16871916 on 05/11/2020 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for enhancing a vehicle identification with preprocessing. The system may comprise memory and processor devices to execute instructions for receiving an image depicting a vehicle. The image may be analyzed and first predicted identity and first confidence value may be determined. The first confidence value may be compared to a predetermined threshold. The processors may further select a processing technique for modifying the image and further analyze the modified image determining a second predicted identity of the vehicle. And a second confidence value may be determined. And the system may further compare the second confidence value to the predetermined threshold to select the first or second predicted identity for transmission to a user.

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


System for tracking resources with multiple users and multiple locations
Patent No. 11301807 

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: 16831372 on 03/26/2020 (747 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a novel system for using a distributed register to conduct, manage, and store resource tracking data. In particular, computing systems may be used to perform assessments on and track various diagnostic parameters for a fleet of resources within an enterprise environment and store the data records within the distributed register. Data may be received in a periodic manner, event-based manner, or a continuous manner from on-board diagnostic components of the resources. The system may further comprise one or more distributed register interjectors which may trigger the addition of updated data records for one or more resources in the distributed register. In this way, the system provides for a highly efficient way to track and analyze resource data and forecast value and condition of resources belonging to the entity.

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


Providing quantitative evaluations of friction within a customer experience to reduce abandonment and improve conversion of transactions
Patent No. 11301888 

Inventor(s): Brad Rucker (Plano, TX), Matthew W. Leach (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NTT Data, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16883712 on 05/26/2020 (686 days app to issue)

Abstract: Quantitative evaluations of friction within a customer experience may be provided to reduce abandonment and improve conversion of transactions. One or more transactions may be identified. One or more personas corresponding to the one or more transactions may be identified. One or more customer friction factor (CFF) scores corresponding to the one or more transactions may be determined. A given CFF score may be a quantification of an aspect of a given transaction that has a negative impact on a customer experience associated with the given transaction. The one or more CFF scores may be compared with one or more valid comparisons relating to the same industry and the same transaction type. One or more friction points may be identified based on the comparison of the one or more CFF scores. Addressing a friction point may reduce abandonment and improves conversion associated with transactions.

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


Dynamic image service
Patent No. 11301907 

Inventor(s): Shantanu Deo (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16190633 on 11/14/2018 (1245 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method comprising obtaining, by a processing system including a processor, device design information for a device depicted in media content; obtaining a first image for inclusion in a depiction of the device; and obtaining display information regarding an apparent size and orientation of a display of the depicted device. The processing system adjusts the first image in accordance with the device design information and the display information, and inserts the adjusted first image into the media content, thereby generating a second image comprising the display of the depicted device with the adjusted first image shown on the display. The method also includes altering the adjusted first image in accordance with changes in the apparent size or orientation of the display of the depicted device, and delivering the second image to a user device. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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


System and method for closing financial accounts using event driven architecture
Patent No. 11301929 

Inventor(s): Randall Martin Brandt (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Plumsea Law Group, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16428798 on 05/31/2019 (1047 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of providing real time account information for financial accounts is disclosed. The system includes an event based architecture including an event stream. Financial transaction processing systems publish transaction events to the event stream. A transaction service listening to the event stream detects new transaction events. The transaction service takes action to enrich transaction data. A middleware system reconciles existing transactions and persists transaction records in long term storage. Prior to closing financial accounts, the system can retrieve a list of all scheduled and pending transactions and request that these transactions are canceled before closing the account.

[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 enhancing vehicle data access capabilities
Patent No. 11302181 

Inventor(s): Randall M. Harris (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16931138 on 07/16/2020 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for enhancing data access capabilities of vehicles is provided. The method includes obtaining, by a first vehicle having a first level of autonomy, data in a first format, receiving, from a second vehicle having a second level of autonomy, a request for the data, converting the data from a first format to a second format based on the second level of autonomy, and transmitting the data in the second format to the second vehicle. The data in the second format is compatible with the second level of autonomy. The second level of autonomy is lower than the first level of autonomy.

[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]


Method and apparatus for calculating parking occupancy
Patent No. 11302191 

Inventor(s): Howard Mizes (Pittsford, NY), Peter Paul (Penfield, NY), Rakesh Suresh Kulkarni (Webster, NY)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15004832 on 01/22/2016 (2272 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium and apparatus for calculating a by spot occupancy of a parking lot are disclosed. For example, the method includes receiving an indication of a triggering event, sending a query to receive a first image and a second image in response to the triggering event, receiving the first image and the second image, analyzing the first image and the second image to determine a change in an occupancy status of a parking spot within the parking lot and calculating the by spot occupancy of the parking lot based on the change in the occupancy status of the parking spot.

[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]


Augmented reality dealer vehicle training manual
Patent No. 11302217 

Inventor(s): Dale A. Carman (Plano, TX), David Kleiner (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16250472 on 01/17/2019 (1181 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of educating a user of vehicle features with an augmented reality manual includes capturing, using an electronic device, a real-world environment including a two-dimensional representation of a marker and identifying the marker in the real-world environment, determining a plane associated with the marker with respect to the electronic device, and displaying the real-world environment on the electronic device. The method includes displaying, based at least in part on the plane associated with the marker, a three-dimensional representation of a portion of a vehicle, the portion of the vehicle being rendered such that the portion of the vehicle appears to be positioned in place of the marker in the real-world environment as displayed in the camera environment including a plurality of selectable features. The method further includes receiving a feature input selecting a vehicle feature and presenting feature information relating to the vehicle feature selected by the feature input.

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


Time-based frequency tuning of analog-to-information feature extraction
Patent No. 11302306 

Inventor(s): Wei Ma (San Ramon, CA), Zhenyong Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16452760 on 06/26/2019 (1021 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sound recognition system including time-dependent analog filtered feature extraction and sequencing. An analog front end (AFE) in the system receives input analog signals, such as signals representing an audio input to a microphone. Features in the input signal are extracted, by measuring such attributes as zero crossing events and total energy in filtered versions of the signal with different frequency characteristics at different times during the audio event. In one embodiment, a tunable analog filter is controlled to change its frequency characteristics at different times during the event. In another embodiment, multiple analog filters with different filter characteristics filter the input signal in parallel, and signal features are extracted from each filtered signal; a multiplexer selects the desired features at different times during the event.

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


[i]Priori [/i]knowledge, canonical data forms, and preliminary entrentropy reduction for IVR
Patent No. 11302327 

Inventor(s): Emad Noorizadeh (Plano, TX), Ramakrishna R. Yannam (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16907412 on 06/22/2020 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods for interactive voice recognition. The apparatus and methods may include a canonical phrase derivation engine configured to derive canonical phrases from voice data. The apparatus may include an input engine configured to parse utterances. The apparatus may include a knowledge extraction engine to disambiguate the utterances into words, form a sequence from the words, extract context from the sequence, pair the sequence with a phrase of the canonical phrases, merge the sequence and the phrase to form a hybrid phrase, vectorize the hybrid phrase into a vector, and feed the vector into a non-linear classification engine to determine an intent corresponding to the utterances.

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


Systems and methods for memory refresh
Patent No. 11302376 

Inventor(s): Joo-Sang Lee (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17002316 on 08/25/2020 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device includes a memory bank having a set of word lines, a bank control block coupled to the memory bank, wherein the bank control block when in operation provides timing control and data control to facilitate execution of commands to and from the memory bank and a command decoder coupled to the bank control block. The command decoder when in operation transmits to the bank control block a refresh (REF) command associated with a first pump to refresh a memory cell of the memory bank and a row hammer refresh (RHR) command associated with a second pump to refresh a second memory cell of the memory bank in conjunction with a refresh operation, and the bank control block when in operation transmits a first control signal to the command decoder to determine which automatic error check and scrub (AECS) mode operation is selected.

[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)


Programming techniques including an all string verify mode for single-level cells of a memory device
Patent No. 11302409 

Inventor(s): Cynthia Hsu (San Jose, CA), Deepanshu Dutta (San Jose, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Jose, CA), Ravi Kumar (Redwood City, CA), Xue Pitner (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16854030 on 04/21/2020 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage device is disclosed herein. The storage device comprises a block including a plurality of memory cells and a circuit coupled to the plurality of memory cells of the block. The circuit is configured to program memory cells of a plurality of strings of a word line of the block and verify, for a plurality of sets of the memory cells, a data state of a set of the memory cells, where each set of the plurality of sets of the memory cells includes a memory cell from each string of the plurality of strings of the word line. Further, the circuit is configured to determine a number of sets of the plurality of memory cell sets that are verified to be in a first data state and determine, based on the number of sets, whether the block is faulty.

[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)


Scan testable through silicon VIAs
Patent No. 11302591 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17018435 on 09/11/2020 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for testing different types of TSVs in a single die or different types of TSV connections in a stack of die. The testing is facilitated by test circuitry associated with each type of TSV. The test circuitry includes a scan cell adapted for testing TSVs.

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


User authentication using tokens
Patent No. 11303629 

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: 16584256 on 09/26/2019 (929 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to token-based authentication mechanism. A computing device may receive information, determined by one or more sensors systems, corresponding to a user. The user information may comprise user biological information as measured by the one or more sensor systems. The computing device may generate a token based on the received user information. The computing device may store the generated token, in a memory associated with the computing device. The computing device may transmit the token to a user token device corresponding to the user. The user token device may be used to authenticate the user.

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


Allocation of under delivery units utilizing an optimization framework
Patent No. 11303948 

Inventor(s): Wassim Samir Chaar (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Chip Law Group (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15091475 on 04/05/2016 (2198 days app to issue)

Abstract: A television advertising management system that handles a plurality of deals for a plurality of advertiser, determines which of the plurality of deals have a guaranteed audience, and are under delivering, and allocates reserve under delivery units to each of the plurality of deals that are under delivering to bring each of the plurality of deals that are under delivering to corresponding attainable lower targets while honoring corresponding deal constraints. An under delivery value is maximized such that the attainable lower targets are met, while honoring corresponding deal constraints to provide an allocation solution, and a total penalty from deviations from selling title mix distributions, and weekly distributions is minimized for each of the plurality of deals that are under delivering subject to an additional lower bound on the under delivery value.

[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]


 

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Multi-image projection method utilizing bit segment rate switching
Patent No. 11300806 

Inventor(s): Bradley William Walker (McKinney, TX), Frank Joseph Poradish (Allen, TX), Gregory Scott Vestal (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): BRASS ROOTS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16675470 on 11/06/2019 (888 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a method for 3D or multi-viewer projection of images. The method switches back and forth between left and right eye or multi-viewer data at single bit segment or multiple bit segment rates in a single projected image to create high quality 3D stereo or multi-viewer imaging with no motion artifacts.

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


Trench shield isolation layer
Patent No. 11302568 

Inventor(s): Fei Ma (Chengdu, , CN), Hong Yang (Richardson, TX), Seetharaman Sridhar (Richardson, TX), Sunglyong Kim (Allen, TX), Ya ping Chen (Chengdu, , CN), Yunlong Liu (Chengdu, , CN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16546499 on 08/21/2019 (965 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device has a semiconductor material in a substrate. The semiconductor device has an MOS transistor. A trench in the substrate extends from a top surface of the substrate) into the semiconductor material. A shield is disposed in the trench. The shield has a contact portion which extends toward a top surface of the trench. A gate of the MOS transistor is disposed in the trench over the shield. The gate is electrically isolated from the shield. The gate is electrically isolated from the contact portion of the shield by a shield isolation layer which covers an angled surface of the contact portion extending toward the top of the trench. Methods of forming the semiconductor device are disclosed.

[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]


Semiconductor package with top circuit and an IC with a gap over the IC
Patent No. 11302611 

Inventor(s): Barry Jon Male (West Granby, CT), Paul Merle Emerson (Madison, AL), Sandeep Shylaja Krishnan (Kerala, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16202925 on 11/28/2018 (1231 days app to issue)

Abstract: A packaged integrated circuit (IC) includes a leadframe including a die pad and leads around the die pad, an analog IC die having first bond pads on its active top side, and a second circuit including second circuit bond pads attached to the analog IC die by an attachment layer configured as a ring with a hollow center that provides an inner gap. A bottom side of the analog IC or the second circuit is attached to the die pad. Bond wires couple at least some of the first bond pads or some of the second circuit bond pads to the leads, and there is a second coupling between others of the second circuit bond pads and others of the first bond pads. A mold compound is for encapsulating the second circuit and the analog IC.

[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]


Semiconductor package with isolated heat spreader
Patent No. 11302615 

Inventor(s): Anindya Poddar (Sunnyvale, CA), Vivek Kishorechand Arora (San Jose, CA), Woochan Kim (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16840407 on 04/05/2020 (737 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor package includes a metallic pad and leads, a semiconductor die attached to the metallic pad, the semiconductor die including an active side with bond pads opposite the metallic pad, a wire bond extending from a respective bond pad of the semiconductor die to a respective lead of the leads, a heat spreader over the active side of the semiconductor die with a gap separating the active side of the semiconductor die from the heat spreader, an electrically insulating material within the gap and in contact with the active side of the semiconductor die and the heat spreader; and mold compound covering the semiconductor die and the wire bond, and partially covering the metallic pad and the heat spreader, with the metallic pad exposed on a first outer surface of the semiconductor package and with the heat spreader exposed on a second outer surface of the semiconductor package.

[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]


Semiconductor package substrate with a smooth groove about a perimeter of a semiconductor die
Patent No. 11302652 

Inventor(s): Bob Lee (New Taipei, , TW), ChienHao Wang (Taipei, , TW), YuhHarng Chien (Taipei, , TW)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16724179 on 12/20/2019 (844 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor package includes a metallic pad and leads spaced from the metallic pad by a gap, the metallic pad including a roughened surface. The semiconductor package further includes a semiconductor die including bond pads, and an adhesive between the roughened surface of the metallic pad and the semiconductor die, therein bonding the semiconductor die to the metallic pad, wherein the adhesive includes a resin. The metallic pad further includes a groove surrounding the semiconductor die on the roughened surface, the groove having a surface roughness less than a surface roughness of the roughened surface of the metallic pad.

[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]


ESD protection circuit with isolated SCR for negative voltage operation
Patent No. 11302688 

Inventor(s): Akram A. Salman (Plano, TX), Amitava Chatterjee (Plano, TX), Farzan Farbiz (Dallas, TX), Xiaoju Wu (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16054037 on 08/03/2018 (1348 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor controlled rectifier (FIG. [b]4[/b]A) for an integrated circuit is disclosed. The semiconductor controlled rectifier comprises a first lightly doped region ([b]100[/b]) having a first conductivity type (N) and a first heavily doped region ([b]108[/b]) having a second conductivity type (P) formed within the first lightly doped region. A second lightly doped region ([b]104[/b]) having the second conductivity type is formed proximate the first lightly doped region. A second heavily doped region ([b]114[/b]) having the first conductivity type is formed within the second lightly doped region. A buried layer ([b]101[/b]) having the first conductivity type is formed below the second lightly doped region and electrically connected to the first lightly doped region. A third lightly doped region ([b]102[/b]) having the second conductivity type is formed between the second lightly doped region and the third heavily doped region. A fourth lightly doped region ([b]400[/b]) having the second conductivity type is formed between the second lightly doped region and the third heavily doped region and electrically connected to the second and third lightly doped regions.

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


Three-dimensional memory device including III-V compound semiconductor channel layer and method of making the same
Patent No. 11302713 

Inventor(s): Ashish Kumar Baraskar (Santa Clara, CA), Peter Rabkin (Cupertino, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16912279 on 06/25/2020 (656 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stack including a silicon oxide layer, a germanium-containing layer, and a III-V compound semiconductor layer is formed over a substrate. An alternating stack of insulating layers and spacer material layers is formed over the III-V compound semiconductor layer. The spacer material layers are formed as, or are subsequently replaced with, electrically conductive layers. Memory openings are formed through the alternating stack and into the III-V compound semiconductor layer. Memory opening fill structures including a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel are formed in the memory openings. The vertical semiconductor channels can include a III-V compound semiconductor channel material that is electrically connected to the III-V compound semiconductor layer. The substrate and at least a portion of the silicon oxide layer can be subsequently detached.

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


Three-dimensional memory device including a composite semiconductor channel and a horizontal source contact layer and method of making the same
Patent No. 11302714 

Inventor(s): Satoshi Shimizu (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA), Zhixin Cui (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16985388 on 08/05/2020 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes a source contact layer overlying a substrate, an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located overlying the source contact layer, and a memory opening fill structure located within a memory opening extending through the alternating stack and the source contact layer. The memory opening fill structure includes a composite semiconductor channel and a memory film laterally surrounding the composite semiconductor channel. The composite semiconductor channel includes a pedestal channel portion having controlled distribution of n-type dopants that diffuse from the source contact layer with a lower diffusion rate provided by carbon doping and smaller grain sizes, or has arsenic doping providing limited diffusion into the vertical semiconductor channel. The vertical semiconductor channel has large grain sizes to provide high charge carrier mobility, and is free of or includes only a low concentration of carbon atoms and n-type dopants therein.

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


Three-dimensional memory device including ferroelectric-metal-insulator memory cells and methods of making the same
Patent No. 11302716 

Inventor(s): Adarsh Rajashekhar (Santa Clara, CA), Fei Zhou (Campbell, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA), Seung-Yeul Yang (Pleasanton, 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: 16876816 on 05/18/2020 (694 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory opening or a line trench is formed through an alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers. A memory opening fill structure or a memory stack assembly is formed, which includes a vertical stack of discrete intermediate metallic electrodes formed on sidewalls of the sacrificial material layers, a gate dielectric layer, and a vertical semiconductor channel. Backside recesses are formed by removing the sacrificial material layers selective to the insulating layers, and a combination of a ferroelectric dielectric layer and an electrically conductive layer within each of the backside recesses. The electrically conductive layer is laterally spaced from a respective one of the discrete intermediate metallic electrodes by the ferroelectric dielectric layer. Ferroelectric-metal-insulator memory elements are formed around the vertical semiconductor channel.

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


Method for testing a high voltage transistor with a field plate
Patent No. 11302785 

Inventor(s): Chang Soo Suh (Allen, TX), Ramana Tadepalli (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16444936 on 06/18/2019 (1029 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a described example, an apparatus includes a transistor formed on a semiconductor substrate, the transistor including: a transistor gate and an extended drain between the transistor gate and a transistor drain contact; a transistor source contact coupled to a source contact probe pad; a first dielectric layer covering the semiconductor substrate and the transistor gate; a source field plate on the first dielectric layer and coupled to a source field plate probe pad spaced from and electrically isolated from the source contact probe pad; and the source field plate capacitively coupled through the first dielectric layer to a first portion of the extended drain.

[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]


Semiconductor device with fin and related methods
Patent No. 11302812 

Inventor(s): Nicolas Loubet (Guilderland, NY), Pierre Morin (Kessel-Lo, , BE)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17087218 on 11/02/2020 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device may include a substrate, a fin above the substrate and having a channel region therein, and source and drain regions adjacent the channel region to generate shear and normal strain on the channel region. A semiconductor device may include a substrate, a fin above the substrate and having a channel region therein, source and drain regions adjacent the channel region, and a gate over the channel region. The fin may be canted with respect to the source and drain regions to generate shear and normal strain on the channel region.

[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]


Packages for advanced antenna systems
Patent No. 11303009 

Inventor(s): Anthony Chiu (Richardson, TX), Michael Arnold (Westminster, TX)
Assignee(s): QORVO US, INC. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16653387 on 10/15/2019 (910 days app to issue)

Abstract: System-in-package (SiP) devices are disclosed that include power amplifiers and controllers such as beamformer integrated circuits that are packaged together. Packaging and thermal management configurations are disclosed that allow a plurality of power amplifiers and a beamformer integrated circuit to operate efficiently while in close proximity to one another. SiP devices are disclosed that include heat spreaders that are incorporated within the SiP devices and exposed at top surfaces of the SiP devices to effectively dissipate heat. Heat spreaders may be provided as part of a lead frame that allows multiple SiP devices to be uniformly assembled with dimensions sized for high frequency applications, including millimeter wave operation.

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


Balanced pin and socket connectors
Patent No. 11303068 

Inventor(s): Amid I. Hashim (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16564264 on 09/09/2019 (946 days app to issue)

Abstract: Communications connectors include a housing and a plurality of substantially rigid conductive pins that are mounted in the housing. The conductive pins are arranged as a plurality of differential pairs of conductive pins that each include a tip conductive pin and a ring conductive pin. Each conductive pin has a first end that is configured to be received within a respective socket of a mating connector and a second end. The tip conductive pin of each differential pair of conductive pins crosses over its associated ring conductive pin to form a plurality of tip-ring crossover locations.

[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)


Galvanic isolation for relay device
Patent No. 11303108 

Inventor(s): Ajinder Singh (Murphy, TX), Barry J. Male (West Granby, CT), David W. Stout (Lewisville, TX), Miroslav Oljaca (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16867166 on 05/05/2020 (707 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes a relay device that is comprised of a galvanic isolation barrier, a protection control and power extractor, and an electronic switch. The galvanic isolation barrier is coupled to an input of the relay device and receives a switch control signal and outputs another switch control signal. The protection control and power extractor is coupled to an output of the galvanic isolation barrier. The protection control and power extractor extracts power from a power supply coupled to the relay device. The protection control and power extractor is responsive to the other switch control signal and generates a protection signal in response to a determination of an operating parameter of the relay device. The protection control and power extractor further outputs an electronic switch device signal based on the generated protection signal.

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


Current sense circuit topology
Patent No. 11303210 

Inventor(s): Christian Harder (Freising, , DE), Erich-Johann Bayer (Thonhausen, , DE), Gaetano Petrina (Kirchdorf, , DE), Ivan Shumkov (Freising, , DE), Joerg Kirchner (Mauern, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16708066 on 12/09/2019 (855 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide for a circuit. In at least some examples, the circuit includes a first switch coupled between a first node and a second node and a second switch coupled between a third node and the second node. The circuit further includes a resistor coupled between the second node and a fourth node and a capacitor comprising a first terminal coupled to the fourth node and a second terminal. The circuit further includes a transistor comprising a drain terminal coupled to the third node, a source terminal coupled to a fifth node, and a gate terminal and an amplifier comprising a first input terminal coupled to the fifth node, a second input terminal coupled to the fourth node, and an output terminal coupled to a sixth node.

[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]


Control circuit and method for switching power converters
Patent No. 11303213 

Inventor(s): Bo Yang (Allen, TX), Xiaoyu Xi (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): M3 Technology Inc. (Taipei, , TW)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16885492 on 05/28/2020 (684 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes converting a ramp voltage signal into a ramp current signal, a feedback signal into a feedback current signal, a reference signal into a reference current signal, and a control signal into a control current signal through a plurality of adjustable-gain units, and determining a turn-on of a high-side switch of a power converter through comparing a first control voltage and a second control voltage, wherein the first control voltage is generated based on a sum of the ramp current signal and the feedback current signal, and the second control voltage is generated based on a sum of the reference current signal and the control current signal.

[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]


Fan brake control system
Patent No. 11303232 

Inventor(s): John W Stacks, III (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Babcock Wilcox SPIG, Inc. (Akron, OH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16553540 on 08/28/2019 (958 days app to issue)

Abstract: A control system for mechanical braking devices is provided. The control system is designed to selectively slow, stop, and lock in place rotating machinery that is turning at an RPM that may be much greater than zero while helping minimize shock load on the rotating machinery. A fan brake control system is provided which can include: a fan brake; a position sensor; a microcontroller; an actuator; an operator interface; and a fan motor interface.

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


Dynamically biased power amplification
Patent No. 11303248 

Inventor(s): Debapriya Sahu (Sahu, , IN), Rohit Chatterjee (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16180879 on 11/05/2018 (1254 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes a device that is comprised of a pre-power amplifier, a power amplifier, a signal path, and a dynamic bias circuit. The pre-power amplifier amplifies an input signal and outputs a first amplified signal. The power amplifier receives the first amplified signal and amplifies the first amplified signal based on a dynamic bias signal to produce a second amplified signal at an output thereof. The signal path is coupled between an output of the pre-power amplifier and an input of the power amplifier. The dynamic bias circuit monitors the first amplified signal, generates the dynamic bias signal, and outputs the dynamic bias into the signal path.

[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)


Voltage level shifter
Patent No. 11303277 

Inventor(s): Krishna Reddy Mudimela Venkata (Bengaluru, , IN), Sankar Debnath (Bengaluru, , IN), Sneha Shetty (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17074711 on 10/20/2020 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes first through fifth transistors. The first transistor has a first control input and first and second current terminals. The second transistor has a second control input and third and fourth current terminals. The third transistor has a third control input and fifth and sixth current terminals. The third control input is coupled to the third current terminal, and the fifth current terminal is coupled to a supply voltage node. The fourth transistor has a fourth control input and seventh and eighth current terminals. The fourth control input is coupled to the first current terminal, and the seventh current terminal coupled to the supply voltage node. The fifth transistor has a fifth control input and ninth and tenth current terminals. The fifth control input is coupled to the first control input, and the tenth current terminal coupled to the second current terminal.

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


Low-power fractional analog PLL without feedback divider
Patent No. 11303284 

Inventor(s): Debapriya Sahu (Karnataka, , IN), Rittu Sachdev (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17375997 on 07/14/2021 (272 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit device is provided. In some examples, the integrated circuit device includes a first re-timer configured to receive a reference clock signal and a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) output signal, and the first re-timer is configured to provide a first re-timed clock signal in response to the reference clock signal and the VCO output signal. A multiplexer receives the first re-timed clock signal and provides a feedback clock signal. A phase frequency detector receives the feedback clock signal and the reference clock signal and provides an error signal in response to the feedback clock signal and the reference clock signal. A VCO receives a voltage signal based on the error signal, and the VCO is configured to provide the VCO output signal in response to the voltage signal.

[H03L] AUTOMATIC CONTROL, STARTING, SYNCHRONISATION, OR STABILISATION OF GENERATORS OF ELECTRONIC OSCILLATIONS OR PULSES (of dynamo-electric generators H02P) [3]


Oscillator self-calibration
Patent No. 11303288 

Inventor(s): Bichoy Bahr (Allen, TX), Kaichien Tsai (Allen, TX), Scott R. Summerfelt (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17163788 on 02/01/2021 (435 days app to issue)

Abstract: An oscillator assembly includes a scribe seal, an oscillator circuit, and a calibration circuit. The oscillator circuit includes an output. The calibration circuit is coupled to the oscillator circuit. The calibration circuit includes a reference frequency terminal, a conductor coupled to the reference frequency terminal, and an oscillator input terminal. The conductor extends to an edge of the oscillator circuit assembly and penetrates the scribe seal. The oscillator input terminal is coupled to the output of the oscillator circuit.

[H03L] AUTOMATIC CONTROL, STARTING, SYNCHRONISATION, OR STABILISATION OF GENERATORS OF ELECTRONIC OSCILLATIONS OR PULSES (of dynamo-electric generators H02P) [3]


Reliability handling for wireless transceivers
Patent No. 11303312 

Inventor(s): Eeshan Miglani (Chhindwara, , IN), Jagannathan Venkataraman (Bengaluru, , IN), Jawaharlal Tangudu (Bengaluru, , IN), Narasimhan Rajagopal (Chennai, , IN), Sarma Sundareswara Gunturi (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17112137 on 12/04/2020 (494 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques maintaining receiver reliability, including determining a present attenuation level for an attenuator, wherein the attenuation level is set by a gain controller, determining a relative reliability threshold based on the present attenuation level, receiving a radio frequency (RF) signal, determining a voltage level of the received RF signal, comparing the voltage level of the received RF signal to the relative reliability threshold to determine that a reliability condition exists, and overriding, in response to the determination that the reliability condition exists, the present attenuation level set by the gain controller with an override attenuation level based on the present attenuation level.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Network component placement architecture
Patent No. 11303539 

Inventor(s): Sean David Peterson (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED (Dublin, , IE)
Law Firm: Crowell Moring LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14832458 on 08/21/2015 (2426 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network component placement architecture addresses the difficult technical challenge of determining where specific technical components of an overall service may be provisioned. The architecture is particularly effective at determining where, among a myriad of possible service provides, platforms, and regions, the technical components can be placed and meet all of the applicable technical constraints on the placement of the technical components. In one implementation, the placement architecture includes a sequence of pipeline stages that define an analysis sequence leading to a set of possible placement options.

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


Predictive network bandwidth adjustment based on identified future event and corresponding network service
Patent No. 11303581 

Inventor(s): Gavin Bedell (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17060384 on 10/01/2020 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein provide for software defined networking system to provide network service and bandwidth prioritization in a customer”s network. The user equipment devices can be connected to a gateway device on a premise network. The gateway device or a server communicably coupled to the gateway device can include an intelligence agent that can prioritize bandwidth, network services, user equipment devices based on a variety of contexts. The intelligence agent can also dynamically increase or decrease the bandwidth available to the gateway device in some embodiments. In an embodiment, the software defined networking system can also instantiate virtual network functions on either the local gateway device or the cloud server in order to provide functionality for one or more network services used by the user equipment device on site.

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


System and method for application traffic control
Patent No. 11303714 

Inventor(s): Baxter Box (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): rewardStyle, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15842026 on 12/14/2017 (1580 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for managing web traffic comprising a meta control operating on a first processor having a first control interface and configured to generate a request for content and to transmit the request for content over a digital data network to a meta control server. The meta control server operating on a second processor and configured to receive the request for content and to select data for one or more second control interfaces as a function of data associated with the first control interface and to transmit the data for the one or more second control interfaces over the digital data network to the first control interface. The first control interface displays the data for the one or more second control interfaces and monitors user activity associated with the data.

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


System and method for limiting usage of a wireless communication device
Patent No. 11303747 

Inventor(s): Scott Sackett (Krum, TX)
Assignee(s): Artifex Software Inc. (San Rafael, CA)
Law Firm: Fitzsimmons IP Law (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16902255 on 06/15/2020 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method is provided for limiting, disabling and/or activating a wireless communication device during operation of a vehicle or participation in an activity. In one embodiment of the present invention, the system includes a wireless transmission device that is configured to transmit a first wireless signal toward a first designated region, and a second wireless signal toward a second designated region. A wireless communication device is then configured to receive the first wireless signal and, in response thereto, limit or disable certain features of the wireless device. This can be done by disabling certain features (e.g., cellular service, Bluetooth, telephone calls, text messaging, etc.) or disabling (e.g., powering down, etc.) the entire cell phone. The wireless communication device is further configured to receive the second wireless signal and, in response thereto, enable the features that have been disabled or limited via the first wireless signal.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Ringless voicemail attempt detection
Patent No. 11303754 

Inventor(s): Kent Lanier Hallford, Jr. (McKinney, TX), Lulia Ann Barakat (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17147645 on 01/13/2021 (454 days app to issue)

Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for ringless voicemail detection are provided. In an example, a first call attempt to a phone number may be detected. In response to detecting a second call attempt to the phone number occurring within a first threshold timespan of the first call attempt being detected, first processing of the second call attempt is withheld. In response to the first call attempt being cancelled within a second threshold timespan of the first call attempt being detected, second processing of the second call attempt is performed based upon a policy.

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


Three dimensional rendering for surround view using predetermined viewpoint lookup tables
Patent No. 11303806 

Inventor(s): Brijesh Rameshbhai Jadav (Bangalore, , IN), Hemant Hariyani (Plano, TX), Mayank Mangla (Allen, TX), Shashank Dabral (Allen, TX), Sujith Shivalingappa (Bangalore, , IN), Vikram VijayanBabu Appia (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16720528 on 12/19/2019 (845 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for displaying a surround view on a single display screen is disclosed. A plurality of image frames for a particular time may be received from a corresponding plurality of cameras. A viewpoint warp map corresponding to a predetermined first virtual viewpoint may be selected, wherein the viewpoint warp map defines a source pixel location in the plurality of image frames for each output pixel location in the display screen. The warp map was predetermined offline and stored for later use. An output image is synthesized for the display screen by selecting pixel data for each pixel of the output image from the plurality of image frames in accordance with the viewpoint warp map. The synthesized image is then displayed on a display screen.

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


Using real time ray tracing for lens remapping
Patent No. 11303807 

Inventor(s): Hemant Vijay Kumar Hariyani (Plano, TX), Martin Fritz Mueller (Allen, TX), Vikram Vijayanbabu Appia (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17361433 on 06/29/2021 (287 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for generating a surround view (SV) image for display in a view port of an SV processing system is provided that includes capturing, by at least one processor, corresponding images of video streams from each camera of a plurality of cameras and generating, by the at least one processor, the SV image using ray tracing for lens remapping to identify coordinates of pixels in the images corresponding to pixels in the SV image.

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


Time of flight sensing for brightness and autofocus control in image projection devices
Patent No. 11303859 

Inventor(s): Kevin Channon (Edinburgh, , GB), Neale Dutton (Edinburgh, , GB), Xiaoyong Yang (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15280171 on 09/29/2016 (2021 days app to issue)

Abstract: An image projection device, such as a pico projector or LCD projector, includes image projection circuitry configured to generate a light beam having a power. The image projection circuitry projects the light beam onto and focuses the light beam on a projection surface located an imaging distance from the image projection circuitry. A time-of-flight sensor is configured to sense the imaging distance between the image projection circuitry and the projection surface and to generate an imaging distance signal indicating the sensed imaging distance. Control circuitry is coupled to the image projection circuitry and to the time-of-flight sensor and is configured to adjust the power and the focus of the light beam based upon the imaging distance signal.

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


Method, system and apparatus for intra-refresh in video signal processing
Patent No. 11303924 

Inventor(s): Mahant Siddaramanna (Bengaluru, , IN), Yashwant Dutt (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16989921 on 08/11/2020 (609 days app to issue)

Abstract: A video codec for encoding a sequence of video frames divides a video frame area into number of row segments. The Video encoder selects a different set of row segments in each video frame in a set of video frames and encodes the selected set of row segments by intra-prediction. As a result, the selected part of the frame is intra-refreshed. The video codec limits the maximum value of the vertical global motion vector GMVy to zero and video codec adjust the number of row segments in the select set of row segments based on the height of the search range configured for the motion estimation. As a result, the video codec may not refer to an un-refreshed portion in the previous frame for encoding an already refreshed area of the current frame.

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


Systems and methods for internet protocol tuning
Patent No. 11303956 

Inventor(s): Ganesan Rengaraju (Irving, TX), Jaykishan Tiwari (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16567909 on 09/11/2019 (944 days app to issue)

Abstract: A media client device may receive an electronic programming guide (EPG) including channel identifiers for a plurality of Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) channels and a plurality of Internet Protocol (IP) channels. The media client device may receive a first tuning request including a first channel identifier from the EPG, and may provide, to a second device, a first request for a source Universal Resource Locator (URL). The media client device may receive, from the second device, a source URL, wherein the source URL includes data indicating that the source URL corresponds to an IP channel and may provide the source URL to a third device via a first IP communication session. The media client device may receive via the first IP communication session, and from the third device, content segments associated with the IP channel and may provide, to a fourth device, the content segments for display.

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


Roaming management system
Patent No. 11304051 

Inventor(s): Jorge Caas (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): METASWITCH NETWORKS LTD. (Enfield, , GB)
Law Firm: Newport IP, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16905526 on 06/18/2020 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosures relates to a method of provisioning a subscriber profile into a subscriber data store of an IP Multimedia System (IMS) capable telecommunications network, the subscriber profile being for a subscriber which is a visiting subscriber with respect to the IMS-capable telecommunications network, the subscriber data store being for use in IP Multimedia System (IMS) call processing, the method comprising: receiving a request to allocate an IMS Access Point Name (APN); and in response to receiving the request to allocate the IMS APN, triggering a provisioning of the subscriber profile into the subscriber data store.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Base station antennas having field-enabled remote electronic tilt capabilities
Patent No. 11304069 

Inventor(s): Deepali Limaye (Frisco, TX), Shirley Forsythe (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17096281 on 11/12/2020 (516 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of configuring an antenna that includes a plurality of RET units that are associated with respective ones of a plurality of arrays of radiating elements is provided in which, for each array in a subset that includes at least one of the arrays, setting an output of the RET unit associated with the array to a position that corresponds to a pre-selected electronic downtilt for the array. A first RET unit configuration file is loaded into a memory of the antenna, where the first RET unit configuration file does not include configuration data for the RET units associated with the arrays that are included in the subset. A second RET unit configuration file is provided that includes configuration data for all of the RET units.

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


Systems and methods for orchestration and optimization of wireless networks
Patent No. 11304074 

Inventor(s): Krishna K. Bellamkonda (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17107502 on 11/30/2020 (498 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system described herein may provide for the use of artificial intelligence/machine learning (”AI/ML”) techniques to generate models for various locations or regions (e.g., sectors) associated with one or more radio access networks (”RANs”) of a wireless network. The system may determine Key Performance Indicators (”KPIs”) or other attributes that are of particular relevance or importance for a given sector model, and may determine actions to perform with respect to particular sectors in order to enhance performance according to the KPIs that are of particular relevance to a sector model determined with respect to the particular sectors.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Session packet duplication control
Patent No. 11304092 

Inventor(s): Jayshree Bharatia (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Ofinno, LLC (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16568961 on 09/12/2019 (943 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless device receives configuration parameters from a base station. The configuration parameters are for a first session and a second session. The second session is for a packet duplication of the first session. The wireless device receives an activation indication of the packet duplication. Based on the activation indication of the packet duplication, the wireless device sends packets of the first session to a user plane function and a duplication of the packets to the user plane function via the second session.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for sidelink operation
Patent No. 11304102 

Inventor(s): Hung-Chen Chen (Taipei, , TW), Mei-Ju Shih (Taipei, , TW), Yu-Hsin Cheng (Taipei, , TW), Yung-Lan Tseng (Taipei, , TW)
Assignee(s): Hannibal IP LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Sul Lee Law Firm PLLC (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16931439 on 07/16/2020 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for sidelink operation performed by a user equipment (UE) is provided. The method includes receiving, from a first cell, a conditional handover command that includes an indication of a second cell and one or more triggering conditions for handover to the second cell, performing handover to the second cell after determining that at least one of the triggering conditions is fulfilled, and applying a sidelink resource configuration that is stored in the UE after performing handover to the second cell based on the conditional handover command.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Self-optimizing network entity for a telecommunications system
Patent No. 11304149 

Inventor(s): Maurice D”Souza (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Fogg Powers LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16055673 on 08/06/2018 (1345 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain features relate to systems and methods for optimizing the radio frequency characteristics of signals transmitted between a radio base station (RBS) and a distributed antenna system (DAS). A self-optimizing network (SON) entity can determine adjustments to radio frequency operations and management parameters at the RBS based on radio frequency parameters measured by a measurement and configuration module at the DAS. Adjustments to radio frequency operations and management parameters can include adjustments configured to compensate for signal latency caused by the DAS. Adjustments to radio frequency operations and management parameters can also include adjustments to signal gain due to noise rise caused by the DAS. The SON entity can also measure nominal receive power levels for the RBS for purposes of open loop power control.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Site estimation based on crowd sourced data
Patent No. 11304172 

Inventor(s): Kumar Vadlamudi (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: 16867868 on 05/06/2020 (706 days app to issue)

Abstract: Crowd sourced data from mobile devices may be used to estimate site locations. In addition, machine learning models may be used to filter out any inaccurate crowd sourced data before using algorithms to estimate the cell site location. An apparatus may include a processor and a memory coupled with the processor that effectuates operations. The operations may include receiving data associated with a location of plurality of devices that have connected with a base station in a geographic area; determining a machine learning model to apply to the received data based on the type of data, wherein the machine learning model is a clustering model; performing the clustering model on the received data; based on the performing the clustering model on the received data, obtaining representative data that excludes outliers in the received data; based on the representative data, determining a location of the base station in the geographic area; and sending a message with the location of the base station.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and system for ran intelligent controller
Patent No. 11304203 

Inventor(s): Krishna K. Bellamkonda (Roanoke, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Rdge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16790794 on 02/14/2020 (788 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a radio service is provided. A radio access network intelligent controller (RIC) system may provide the RIC service. The RIC system may include a non-real-time RIC, a near real-time RIC, a real-time RIC and machine learning or artificial intelligent devices that include radio network information of the corresponding time scale. The RIC system may provide RIC control for bounded performance metrics, such as latency and reliability.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Coordinated transmissions over a transient roving wireless communication channel
Patent No. 11304253 

Inventor(s): Vijay Lewis (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17151143 on 01/16/2021 (451 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems for coordinating wireless communication are disclosed. One method includes generating, by a wireless radiator, a plurality of selectable directional wireless communication links capable of providing connectivity across a plurality of cells, wherein each of the cells is spatially different from other cells, and wherein each of the cells covers a cell area, wherein a plurality of hubs are located within the cell area, generating, by a controller, a cell map, wherein the cell map maps which of the directional wireless links, which of the plurality cells, and which of the hubs are active as a function of time, thereby supporting a wireless communication link between the base station and the hubs of the cell area corresponding with the active directional wireless link, and providing the cell map to the base station and the hubs of each of the cells.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Control information monitoring framework for cellular communication
Patent No. 11304261 

Inventor(s): Yang Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16288383 on 02/28/2019 (1139 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure relates to performing cellular communication using a control information monitoring framework. A wireless device may monitor a control channel for control information according to a first periodic pattern. According to the first periodic pattern, the wireless device may monitor the control channel in a specified slot during each period of the first periodic pattern. Each period of the first periodic pattern may include multiple slots. The wireless device may receive control information during a first slot. The first slot may be a specified slot according to the first periodic pattern. The control information received during the first slot may schedule a data communication. The wireless device may monitor the control channel for control information in at least one slot that is not specified according to the first periodic pattern based at least in part on receiving control information during a specified slot according to the first periodic pattern.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Measurement of dielectric liquid level change in two-phase immersion cooling systems
Patent No. 11304342 

Inventor(s): Mazyar Amin (Plano, TX), Thomas Turner (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TMGCore, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Hunton AK, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17336908 on 06/02/2021 (314 days app to issue)

Abstract: The instant application pertains to new fluid level monitoring apparatus and a cooling system for computer components that employs the fluid level monitoring apparatus. In one embodiment, the liquid level measurement device comprises a load cell and a buoyancy element. The buoyancy element is configured to be partially submerged in the liquid phase. The load cell and the buoyancy element are operably connected such that a change in liquid volume may be determined using Archimedes” principle.

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


DESIGN PATENTS

Vehicle grille
Patent No. D948388 

Inventor(s): Christopher Aram Touraine (Fort Worth, TX), Eric Norman Tucker (Denton, 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: 29733671 on 05/05/2020 (707 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle grille
Patent No. D948389 

Inventor(s): Christopher Aram Touraine (Fort Worth, TX), Eric Norman Tucker (Denton, TX), Louis Daniel Heilaneh (Lewisville, TX), Troy R. McCuller (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29734449 on 05/12/2020 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Steering wheel
Patent No. D948392 

Inventor(s): John P. Jensen (Sanger, TX), Jon Forrest Acton (Fort Worth, TX), Louis Daniel Heilaneh (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29753471 on 09/30/2020 (559 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Endoscope
Patent No. D948716 

Inventor(s): Francisco da Costa Soares (Fort Worth, TX), Norton Sarro da Silva (Rio de Janeiro, , BR)
Assignee(s): STINGER ENDOSCOPY LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Quinn IP Law (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29700020 on 07/30/2019 (987 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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