Dallas Invents: 125 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 5

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

Patents granted include:
Medhab's fall detection system
• Qantu Therapeutics' vaccine formula to prevent and treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's
• Sirius XM's vehicle telematics
• Skycam's method of classifying and transmitting data from an event
• Tango Network's control of mobile device calls, text messages and data usage while operating a motor vehicle
• UT and UNTHSC's iron garnet nanoparticles for cancer radiotherapy and chemotherapy

Fall concept

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 Feb. 5, 2019 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP  LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 26
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 11
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 5
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 4
STMicroelectronics Inc. (Coppell) 3
Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas) 2

UNASSIGNED 5


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell) 2
Enmin Zhang (Southlake) 2
John David Irick (Dallas) 2
Kevin T. Burt (Dallas) 2
Lee D. Whetsel (Parker) 2
Matthew Carlyle Sherstad (Dallas) 2
Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay (Allen) 2


FIRST SEEN 
Examples of companies that may be originating a patent in the region for the first time.
SOURCE: PATENT INDEX

Gargle Water
Patent No. D0839742
Bottle

Helios Medical Ventures
Patent No. D0840027
Injection targeting device

MEDHAB
Patent No. 10198928
Fall detection system

Qantu Therapeutics
Patent No. 10195257
Vaccine formulations comprising quillaja desacylsaponins and beta amyloid peptides or tau protein to induce a Th2 immune response


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

112 days
Pendant stand
Patent No. D0839642-S1
Assignee: Tooth Fairy Designs Inc. (Irving)
Inventor: John G. Fischer (Irving)

3,036 days
Method and devices for depth map processing
Patent No. 10198792
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation (San Francisco, CA)
Inventor: Wang Lin Lai (Richardson)  


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Drinking apparatus for pets
Patent No. 10194637 

Inventor(s): Gavin Armstrong (Londonderry, , GB)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15083604 on 03/29/2016 (1043 days app to issue)

Abstract: A drinking apparatus includes a drinking receptacle, a liquid reservoir, a pump, a controller, and a liquid detector. The liquid reservoir has a liquid outlet for dispensing liquid into the drinking receptacle. The pump has an inlet in liquid communication with the drinking receptacle, and an outlet in liquid communication with the reservoir. The controller is configured to control the operation of the pump. The liquid level detector is configured to detect when the level of liquid in the reservoir is below a first threshold level. The controller is responsive to the liquid level detector to operate the pump to pump liquid from the drinking receptacle into the reservoir when the liquid level detector indicates that the level of liquid in the reservoir is below the threshold level, and the controller is configured to deactivate the pump at the end of a pumping period.

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


Intraoperative dynamic trialing
Patent No. 10194919 

Inventor(s): John R. Fossez (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Howmedica Osteonics Corp. (Mahwah, NJ)
Law Firm: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz Mentlik, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15176473 on 06/08/2016 (972 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dynamic trialing method generally allows a surgeon to perform a preliminary bone resection on the distal femur according to a curved or planar resection profile. With the curved resection profile, the distal-posterior femoral condyles may act as a femoral trial component after the preliminary bone resection. This may eliminate the need for a separate femoral trial component, reducing the cost and complexity of surgery. With the planar resection profile, shims or skid-like inserts that correlate to the distal-posterior condyles of the final insert may be attached to the distal femur after the preliminary bone resection to facilitate intraoperative trialing. The method and related components may also provide the ability of a surgeon to perform iterative intraoperative kinematic analysis and gap balancing, providing the surgeon the ability to perform necessary ligament and/or other soft tissue releases and fine tune the final implant positions based on data acquired during the surgery.

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


Spine stabilization device, and method and kit for its implantation
Patent No. 10195045 

Inventor(s): Stephen Hochschuler (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): SPINEWELDING AG (Schlieren, , CH)
Law Firm: Rankin, Hill Clark LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14955314 on 12/01/2015 (1162 days app to issue)

Abstract: A spine stabilization device having an interbody spacer shaped to be inserted between a vertebral body of an upper vertebra and a vertebral body of a lower vertebra. The device further includes a fixation device to be inserted after placement of the interbody spacer, the fixation device having a support portion securing the interbody spacer against escaping from between the vertebral bodies into a ventral direction. The support portion rests against a portion of an anterior surface of the interbody spacer, and includes an anchor. The anchor has an anchoring material portion that is inserted, in a liquid state, into cancellous bone tissue of at least one of the vertebral bodies of the upper and lower vertebra, to thereby infiltrate the cancellous bone tissue, and to harden thereafter so as to fix the support portion to the vertebral body.

[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]


Systems and methods for treating eye diseases using retrograde blood flow
Patent No. 10195077 

Inventor(s): Jeff Franco (Plano, TX), Michael Calhoun (Lighthouse Point, FL), Robert M. Vidlund (Forest Lake, MN)
Assignee(s): J.D. Franco Co., LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15971809 on 05/04/2018 (277 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, device, or system for treating eye disorders or conditions, comprising restoring or increasing blood flow or blood flow rate in an artery that supplies blood to or in the eye, thereby increasing the amount of nutrient(s) that reaches the eye or a portion thereof. The invention also includes methods, devices, or systems for treating eye disorders or conditions which use reverse flow or retrograde flow structures and systems during the treatment of the eye disease.

[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]


Topical skin care formulations comprising plant extracts
Patent No. 10195137 

Inventor(s): David Gan (Southlake, TX), Michelle Hines (Hickory Creek, TX), Tiffany Florence (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15596966 on 05/16/2017 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method comprising topically applying to facial skin a composition comprising an aqueous, alcoholic, or aqueous-alcoholic extract from [i]Nymphoides peltatum. [/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)


Vaccine formulations comprising quillaja desacylsaponins and beta amyloid peptides or tau protein to induce a Th2 immune response
Patent No. 10195257 

Inventor(s): Dante J. Marciani (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Qantu Therapeutics, Inc. (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14908446 on 07/25/2014 (1656 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such Alzheimer’s disease, that are caused by misfolding, aggregating proteins. The compositions and methods of the present invention comprise a vaccine formulation comprising an antigen selected from the group consisting of i) amyloid- or a peptide that has in its amino acid sequence part of the amyloid- amino acid sequence, ii) hyperphosphorylated tau protein or one of its hyperphoshorylated peptides, or iii) a combination of antigens derived from groups i) and ii) and that are formulated with a non-acylated or deacylated, natural or synthetic, bidesmosidic triterpene glycoside carrying an aldehyde or ketone group, which acts as an adjuvant or immune agonist. These vaccine formulations are capable of stimulating a Th2 immunity or antibody response against antigens such as amyloid- and tau derived antigens, but not a Th1 immune response.

[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)


Iron garnet nanoparticles for cancer radiotherapy and chemotherapy
Patent No. 10195297 

Inventor(s): Anthony J. Di Pasqua (Vestal, NY), Imalka S. Munaweera (Richardson, TX), Kenneth J. Balkus, Jr. (The Colony, TX), Yi Shi (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX), UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT FORT WORTH (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Saliwanchik, Lloyd Eisenschenk (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15802881 on 11/03/2017 (459 days app to issue)

Abstract: Iron garnet nanoparticles and or iron garnet particles containing various activatable nuclides, such as holmium-165 ([superscript]165[/superscript]Ho) and dysprosium-164 ([superscript]164[/superscript]Dy), are disclosed in this application. The iron garnet (e.g., HoIG and DyIG) nanoparticles and iron garnet particles can prepared using hydroxide co-precipitation methods. In some embodiments, radiosensitizers can be loaded on radioactive magnetic nanoparticles or radioactive iron garnet particles and, optionally, coated with suitable lipid bilayers. Methods of using the disclosed nanoparticles and particles for mediating therapeutic benefit in diseases responsive to radiation therapy are also provided. Another aspect of the invention provides films, electrospun fabrics or bandage coverings for the delivery of radiation to the site of a skin lesion amenable to treatment with radiation (e.g., skin cancers or psoriasis).

[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]


Multiple layer ball
Patent No. 10195493 

Inventor(s): Ademilson Pereira Pinto (Riber[hacek over (a)]o Claro, , BR)
Assignee(s): Trig Group, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14451270 on 08/04/2014 (1646 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ball for small-sided play having the same characteristics as a standard soccer ball, but with reduced rebound and no added filler is disclosed.

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


NPR-B agonists
Patent No. 10196423 

Inventor(s): Mark R. Helberg (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Shire Orphan Therapies GmbH (Berlin, , DE)
Law Firm: Proskauer Rose LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15975172 on 05/09/2018 (272 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are novel compounds having NPR-B agonistic activity. Preferred compounds are linear peptides containing 8-13 conventional or non-conventional L- or D-amino acid residues connected to one another via peptide bonds.

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


 

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

Filter sealing assembly and filtration vessel
Patent No. 10195558 

Inventor(s): Andrew Dye (Aledo, TX), Bulent Turan (Fort Worth, TX), Eddie Blake Brown (Houston, TX), Jack David Burns (Mineral Wells, TX)
Assignee(s): PECOFacet (US), Inc. (Mineral Wells, TX)
Law Firm: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14951869 on 11/25/2015 (1168 days app to issue)

Abstract: A filter element is provided with a cartridge locating system. The filter element includes a closed end cap and an open end cap with a tubular ring of filter media disposed between the end caps. The filter element includes an annular seal that can seal to round and non-round sealing surfaces and acts to block fluid flow between the open end cap and a pipe assembly in a pressure vessel assembly. A support bar is enclosed by the filter media and has a key. The filter element has a key receptacle to receive the key of the support bar. The user knows that the seal between the filter element and the pipe assembly is fully aligned and engaged when the key from the support bar fully enters the key receptacle of the filter element.

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


Method and apparatus for coating a moving substrate
Patent No. 10195640 

Inventor(s): James A. Svec (Kearny, NJ)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15196468 on 06/29/2016 (951 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for applying coating material to a moving substrate such as a glass mat web in shingle manufacturing includes conveying the web through a narrow channel and ejecting at least one coating material onto at least one surface of the web as it is conveyed through the channel. In a preferred embodiment, multiple coating materials may be applied to one surface of the web and multiple coating materials may be applied to the other surface of the web. The coating materials may be molten asphalt or other coating materials. The pressure of the coating material is controlled as a function of the line speed of the moving substrate to ensure consistently thick coatings at various speeds, including relatively high speeds, of the web. An apparatus in the form of a slot die is disclosed for carrying out the method of the invention.

[B05C] APPARATUS FOR APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL (spraying apparatus, atomising apparatus, nozzles B05B; plant for applying liquids or other fluent materials to objects by electrostatic spraying B05B 5/08) [2]


Robotic storage and retrieval systems and methods
Patent No. 10195663 

Inventor(s): Carlos A. Hoefken (Dallas, TX), Trevor I. Blumenau (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14010207 on 08/26/2013 (1989 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for storage and retrieval of items includes a shelving rack configured to store the items. The shelving rack has a plurality of vertical levels. The system includes at least one robotic carriage operable to move horizontally. The robotic carriage includes an extendable arm that extends horizontally and vertically to lift the items from an input slot and to carry and place the items on the shelving rack. The robotic carriage is also operable to lift the items from the shelving rack and to carry and place the items on a workstation. The workstation is positioned in close proximity to the shelving rack. By locating the workstation in close proximity to the shelving rack, the items may be transferred from the shelving rack to the workstation without requiring conveyors and ram drives.

[B22D] CASTING OF METALS; CASTING OF OTHER SUBSTANCES BY THE SAME PROCESSES OR DEVICES (shaping of plastics or substances in a plastic state B29C; metallurgical processing, selection of substances to be added to metal C21, C22)


Capillary alignment jig for wire bonder
Patent No. 10195685 

Inventor(s): Armando U. Carrera, II (Sta. Rosa, , PH), Elmer Rad Bais Tabio (Sta. Rosa, , PH), Pablo E. Remogat, Jr. (Mabalacat, , PH), Rolando B. Zarraga, Jr. (Sta. Rosa, , PH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15005172 on 01/25/2016 (1107 days app to issue)

Abstract: A capillary alignment tool for installing a new capillary in the transducer on a wire bonding machine. A capillary alignment tool for installing a new capillary in a transducer on wire bonding machine. A method for installing a new capillary in the transducer of a wire bonding machine using the capillary alignment tool.

[B23K] SOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM (making metal-coated products by extruding metal B21C 23/22; building up linings or coverings by casting B22D 19/08; casting by dipping B22D 23/04; manufacture of composite layers by sintering metal powder B22F 7/00; arrangements on machine tools for copying or controlling B23Q; covering metals or covering materials with metals, not otherwise provided for C23C; burners F23D)


Railcar safety appliances
Patent No. 10196074 

Inventor(s): Kenneth W. Huck (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): TRINITY RAIL GROUP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15583614 on 05/01/2017 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to some embodiments, a railcar comprises a pair of trucks near each end of the railcar, and a well component supported by and disposed between the trucks. The well component comprises two parallel top chords. A pair of end sections are supported by the trucks and disposed at each end of the railcar. At least one end section comprises a pair of running boards. Each running board is disposed on one of the top chords of the well component. The end section further comprises a well platform disposed near an end of the well component at a first height generally even with the pair of running boards and an end platform disposed near one end of the railcar at a second height. The second height is lower than the first height. The end section also comprises an inclined connecting platform extending between the end platform and the well platform.

[B61D] BODY DETAILS OR KINDS OF RAILWAY VEHICLES (vehicles in general B60; adaptation of vehicles to special systems B61B; underframes B61F)


Wing pivot structure for tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 10196127 

Inventor(s): Brian Dale Obert (Fort Worth, TX), James Everett Kooiman (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15271699 on 09/21/2016 (867 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wing pivot apparatus for rotating a wing between a flight orientation and a stowed orientation relative to a fuselage of a tiltrotor aircraft. The apparatus includes a stow ring that is rotatably mounted to the fuselage. Forward and aft wing attach assemblies are coupled respectively to forward and aft spars of the wing and are coupled to the stow ring. Forward and aft connecting assemblies are coupled respectively between the forward and aft wing attach assemblies and the stow ring and are selectively securable respectively to first and second fore-aft beams of the fuselage. A plurality of lock assemblies selectively secures the connecting assemblies to the fore-aft beams of the fuselage when the wing is in the flight orientation. An actuator coupled to the fuselage is operable to reversibly rotate the wing between the flight orientation and the stowed orientation.

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


Cable cutter system
Patent No. 10196136 

Inventor(s): Anand Kumar Marimuthu (Bangalore, , IN), Cheng-Ho Tho (Irving, TX), Michael Smith (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15630535 on 06/22/2017 (593 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some examples of a cable cutting system include a first cutting apparatus that includes a recess to receive a cable. The system includes a second cutting apparatus separate from and attached to the first cutting apparatus. The second cutting apparatus includes multiple cutting surfaces arranged to cut the cable received at the recess.

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


Rotor hub elastomeric bearings
Patent No. 10196139 

Inventor(s): Chad Lewis Jarrett (Arlington, TX), Daniel P. Sottiaux (Flower Mound, TX), Emily Schofield (Colleyville, TX), Frank Bradley Stamps (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15986219 on 05/22/2018 (259 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprising a drivelink comprising a housing including a socket, wherein the socket comprises a cross-sectional area, and a bearing cartridge disposed within the socket, wherein a cross-sectional area of the cartridge is less than the cross-sectional area of the socket. An apparatus comprising a drivelink comprising a housing having a socket, and a bearing cartridge positioned within the socket and comprising a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion is configured to undergo compression when a load is applied to the drivelink, and wherein the second portion is configured to not be in tension when the load is applied to the drivelink.

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


Front row module
Patent No. 10196147 

Inventor(s): Raul G. Reyes (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Safran Seats USA LLC (Gainesville, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15757825 on 06/07/2016 (973 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described is a stowable display apparatus ([b]200[/b]) suitable for stowing a display, such as an in-flight entertainment monitor, in a storage module ([b]110[/b]) located above a spreader or a seat bottom of a passenger seat ([b]102[/b]). The stowable display apparatus can include an arm ([b]228, 236[/b]) pivotally coupled to a mounting plate ([b]222[/b]) at a pivot point ([b]250[/b]) that is located above the spreader or seat bottom and proximate the forward end of the seat ([b]102[/b]), thus enabling a display bracket of the arm to pivot upwards and out of an armrest assembly before rotating into a deployed position. The display arm ([b]228, 236[/b]) can provide an easy, safe, and low-cost mechanism for stowing and deploying a display. The thin profile of the display arm allows a storage module ([b]110[/b]) two inches wide or less to stow both a display and a table surface, each independently deployable and stowable irrespective of the other”s position.

[B64D] EQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT


Rotorcraft fuel system having enhanced crash resistance
Patent No. 10196151 

Inventor(s): Albert G. Brand (Fort Worth, TX), Douglas Hamelwright, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX), Joshua Emrich (Fort Worth, TX), Martin Peryea (Fort Worth, TX), Michael Reaugh Smith (Fort Worth, TX), Nicholas J. Plagianos (Fort Worth, TX), T
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15144179 on 05/02/2016 (1009 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotorcraft includes a fuselage having a fuel tank receiving assembly with a fuel tank positioned therein. The fuel tank including a plurality of interconnected fuel bags operable to contain liquid fuel. A network of straps is disposed about the fuel tank forming a restraint assembly. The network of straps includes at least one perimeter strap extending at least partially about at least two fuel bags and at least one surrounding strap extending at least partially about the at least two fuel bags. The at least one perimeter strap has at least two intersections with the at least one surrounding strap.

[B64D] EQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT


Domed cup lid for holding an inverted can or bottle
Patent No. 10196190 

Inventor(s): Alexander K. Miller (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Frost Brown Todd LLC (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13951220 on 07/25/2013 (2021 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lid for a cup is described where the lid acts to hold a can upside down inside the cup. The lid including a rim attachment mechanism allowing the lid to be attached to the cup and a dome connected to the rim attachment mechanism and having an aperture therein. The lid also includes a can receptacle extending from the top into the interior of the dome through the aperture in the dome, wherein the can receptacle is formed to accept a can and to hold the can in a fixed position relative to the lid, and a bottle receptacle extending from a bottom of the can receptacle, wherein the bottle receptacle is formed to accept a neck of the bottle and to hold the bottle in a fixed position relative to the lid.

[B65D] CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES


Automated diagnostic analyzers having vertically arranged carousels and related methods
Patent No. 10197585 

Inventor(s): Brian L. Ochranek (Southlake, TX), David C. Arnquist (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, IL), Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (Otawara-Shi, , JP)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15218833 on 07/25/2016 (925 days app to issue)

Abstract: Example automated diagnostic analyzers and methods for using the same are disclosed herein. An example apparatus described herein includes a first carousel rotatably coupled to a base and having a first axis of rotation. The example apparatus includes a second carousel rotatably coupled to the base and vertically spaced over the first carousel such that at least a portion of the second carousel is disposed over the first carousel. In the example apparatus, the second carousel has a second axis of rotation and a plurality of vessels. The example apparatus also includes a pipetting mechanism offset from the second axis of rotation. The example pipetting mechanism is to access the first carousel and the second carousel.

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


 

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

Methods of preparing self-decontaminating surfaces using reactive silanes, triethanolamine and titanium anatase sol
Patent No. 10194664 

Inventor(s): Craig Grossman (Point Roberts, WA), Daniel Moros (New York, NY)
Assignee(s): ALLIED BIOSCIENCE, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15432413 on 02/14/2017 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: An anti-microbial coating formulation consisting essentially of triethanolamine and a silane.

[C09D] COATING COMPOSITIONS, e.g. PAINTS, VARNISHES OR LACQUERS; FILLING PASTES; CHEMICAL PAINT OR INK REMOVERS; INKS; CORRECTING FLUIDS; WOODSTAINS; PASTES OR SOLIDS FOR COLOURING OR PRINTING; USE OF MATERIALS THEREFOR (cosmetics A61K; processes for applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces, in general, B05D; staining wood B27K 5/02; glazes or vitreous enamels C03C; natural resins, French polish, drying-oils, driers, turpentine, per se, C09F; polishing compositions other than French polish, ski waxes C09G; adhesives or use of materials as adhesives C09J; materials for sealing or packing joints or covers C09K 3/10; materials for stopping leaks C09K 3/12; processes for the electrolytic or electrophoretic production of coatings C25D) [5]


High temperature lightweight thermal insulating cement and silica based materials
Patent No. 10196309 

Inventor(s): Evan R. Daniels (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): THE INTELLECTUAL GORILLA GMBH (Sempach Station, , CH)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15029416 on 10/16/2014 (1573 days app to issue)

Abstract: A high temperature lightweight thermal insulating material is formed from a mixture that includes cement or silica sand, water and a foaming agent. The foaming agent can be an aluminum powder or a surfactant. The insulating material has a maximum use temperature greater than about 600 degrees Celsius.

[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]


[D] TEXTILES; PAPER


Fabrication and application of nanofiber ribbons and sheets and twisted and non-twisted nanofiber yarns
Patent No. 10196271 

Inventor(s): Ali E. Aliev (Dallas, TX), Anvar A. Zakhidov (McKinney, TX), Chris Williams (Dallas, TX), Mei Zhang (Plano, TX), Ray H. Baughman (Dallas, TX), Sergey Li (Dallas, TX), Shaoli Fang (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15865459 on 01/09/2018 (392 days app to issue)

Abstract: A nanofiber yarn that includes a plurality of nanofibers twisted into a yarn along an alignment axis. The nanofibers of the plurality of nanofibers have a ratio of nanofiber length to nanofiber circumference of at least 50. The yarn has a helix angle measured relative to the alignment axis of from 5 to 30. The yarn has tensile strength of at least 280 MPa. A nanofiber fabric that includes a first sheet of multiwalled nanotubes and a second sheet of multiwalled nanotubes on the first sheet of multiwalled nanotubes. The multiwalled nanotubes of the first sheet are aligned in a first direction. The multiwalled nanotubes of the second sheet are aligned in the first direction. The first sheet and the second sheet are aligned so that the multiwalled nanotubes of the first sheet and the second sheet are both aligned in the first direction.

[D01F] CHEMICAL FEATURES IN THE MANUFACTURE OF MAN-MADE FILAMENTS, THREADS, FIBRES, BRISTLES OR RIBBONS; APPARATUS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF CARBON FILAMENTS [2]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Roofing panels
Patent No. 10196821 

Inventor(s): Eric R. Anderson (Montclair, NJ), Sudhir Railkar (Wayne, NJ), Tommy Rodrigues (Nutley, NJ)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15015288 on 02/04/2016 (1097 days app to issue)

Abstract: A roofing panel has a field, an upper edge, a lower edge, a first end, and a second end. The field of the roofing panel is ornamented such as by being coated and/or embossed and/or pressed to emulate the appearance of a traditional roofing shingle. A clip extends along the forward edge of the roofing panel and projects downwardly therefrom. A slot extends along the rear edge of the roofing panel and the slot has an upwardly facing elongated opening. The slot is cut short or truncated at the first end of the roofing panel such that the second end of a like shingle can be overlapped onto the first end in such a way that the ornamentation on the field of the roofing panel prevents water migration through the region of overlap of the roofing panel and the like roofing panel. The clip is configured to be pressed down by an installer through the opening of the slot and lock within the slot to attach one course of shingles securely to a next lower course of shingles.

[E04D] ROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS (coverings of outer walls by plaster or other porous material E04F 13/00)


Apparatus and method for securing railcar doors
Patent No. 10196839 

Inventor(s): Robert J. Cencer (Tipton, MI)
Assignee(s): Trinity North American Freight Car, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15415081 on 01/25/2017 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to some embodiments, an apparatus for securing railcar doors comprises a staple affixed to a portion of a railcar. The staple defines a staple hole. The apparatus further comprises a hasp. The hasp comprises a hinge. The hasp further comprises a first portion pivotally coupled to the hinge. The first portion is affixed to the railcar. The hasp further comprises a second portion. The second portion comprises a first end and a second end. The first end of the second portion is pivotally coupled to the hinge. The second end is opposite the first end. The second portion of the hasp comprises a square key plug configured to be inserted into a square key hole of a railcar door. The second portion of the hasp defines a first hole through which a portion of the staple may pass when the hasp is in a closed position.

[E05B] LOCKS; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR; HANDCUFFS


External slip having expandable slots and a retainer
Patent No. 10196870 

Inventor(s): Michael Dale Ezell (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15030255 on 11/29/2013 (1894 days app to issue)

Abstract: An external slip includes a slip body comprising a wall having internal and external surfaces. The internal surface includes a ramp portion, and a plurality of teeth is disposed on the external surface of the wall of the slip body. A plurality of expansion slots extends through a thickness of the wall, at least one extending from a first end of the wall toward a second end of the wall but not reaching the second end. At least another of the plurality of expansion slots extends from the second end toward the first end of the wall but does not reach the first end. An installation slot extends through a thickness of the wall along a length of the wall, and a retainer is coupled to first and second gap ends of the wall across a gap created by the installation slot.

[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]


Machines, systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products to test and certify oil and gas equipment
Patent No. 10196878 

Inventor(s): Scott Hunter (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): S.P.M. FLOW CONTROL, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Barta, Jones Foley, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15893009 on 02/09/2018 (361 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of machines, systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products certify oil and gas well equipment. Embodiments identify a selected well equipment device, a device test specification, and testing sequences to be performed by a corresponding testing apparatus. Embodiments select a testing sequence responsive to the selected device. Embodiments control the testing apparatus for the selected testing sequence so that the corresponding testing apparatus performs the sequence responsive to the device test specification. Embodiments generate testing data for the selected testing sequence and link the testing data for the selected testing sequence to the device identifier for the device so that a certificate can be generated. Embodiments generate a certificate for the selected device responsive to the testing sequences having been performed upon the selected device and link the certificate for the selected device to the device identifier so that the certificate can be readily recalled.

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


Multilateral junction with wellbore isolation
Patent No. 10196880 

Inventor(s): David Joe Steele (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts LLP (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15034493 on 12/29/2014 (1499 days app to issue)

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

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


System and method for determining incremental progression between survey points while drilling
Patent No. 10196889 

Inventor(s): Teddy Chen (Austin, TX), Todd W. Benson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Motive Drilling Technologies Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Vinson Elkins LLP (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15161637 on 05/23/2016 (988 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for surface steerable drilling are provided. In one example, the system receives toolface information for a bottom hole assembly (BHA) and non-survey sensor information corresponding to a location of the BHA in a borehole. The system calculates an amount of incremental progress made by the BHA based on the non-survey sensor information and calculates an estimate of the location based on the toolface information and the amount of incremental progress. The system repeats the steps of receiving toolface information and non-survey sensor information and calculating an amount of incremental progress to calculate an estimate of a plurality of locations representing a path of the BHA from a first survey point towards a second sequential survey point.

[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]


Accent lighting system for decks, patios and indoor/outdoor spaces
Patent No. 10197248 

Inventor(s): John David Irick (Dallas, TX), Kevin T. Burt (Dallas, TX), Matthew Carlyle Sherstad (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Fortress Iron, LP (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15203478 on 07/06/2016 (944 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a housing with a front surface member that has a rectangular opening. A light refracting member is installed within the rectangular opening, and the light refracting member includes a flat front face that is mounted substantially flush with the front surface member of the housing. A lighting source is installed within the housing and is configured to emit light towards the light refracting member. The lighting source includes a support body with an aperture within which one or more light emitters are installed. The light refracting member also includes a rear face that is defined by a convex lens structure that rearwardly extends into the aperture of the support body and extends longitudinally parallel to a longer dimension of the rectangular opening.

[E01F] ADDITIONAL WORK, SUCH AS EQUIPPING ROADS OR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PLATFORMS, HELICOPTER LANDING STAGES, SIGNS, SNOW FENCES, OR THE LIKE


 

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

 

Methods for separating rotor blade cuffs from rotor blade bodies
Patent No. 10196140 

Inventor(s): David Littlejohn (Haslet, TX), Eric C. Boyle (Haslet, TX), Ryan Lehto (Crowley, TX), Sven R. Lofstrom (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15097134 on 04/12/2016 (1029 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotor blade disassembly method includes applying spanwise support to a rotor blade body and heating a bond disposed on an end of the rotor blade body. The method also includes removing the spanwise support from the rotor blade body and exerting shear stress on the bond using weight of the rotor blade body. A blade disassembly system is also described.

[F01D] NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES OR ENGINES, e.g. STEAM TURBINES (combustion engines F02; machines or engines for liquids F03, F04; non-positive-displacement pumps F04D)


Clapper valve
Patent No. 10197172 

Inventor(s): Brian C. Witkowski (Weatherford, TX), Nadiya Fuller (Plano, TX), Nuder Said (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): S.P.M. FLOW CONTROL, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15429763 on 02/10/2017 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: A valve assembly adapted for use in oil and gas operations. In one aspect, the valve assembly includes a valve body defining an internal region, an inlet passageway, and an outlet passageway, the inlet and outlet passageways extending into the internal region; a valve seat connected to the valve body and defining a fluid passageway; a clapper extending within the internal region and defining an annular groove; and a seal extending within the annular groove of the clapper and adapted to sealingly engage the valve seat. In an example embodiment, the clapper is actuable between an open configuration, in which fluid flow is permitted through the fluid passageway; and a closed configuration, in which the seal sealingly engages the valve seat to at least partially restrict fluid flow through the fluid passageway.

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


Non-inert gas certified electronic controller
Patent No. 10197181 

Inventor(s): Eric J. Burgett (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TESCOM CORPORATION (Elk River, MN)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15193989 on 06/27/2016 (953 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electro-pneumatic controller adapted to use a non-inert fluid as a control fluid includes a base portion and a cap portion removeably secured to the base portion. A non-intrinsically-safe process may be disposed within an interior of the cap portion. A plurality of passageways may be disposed through the base portion. The electro-pneumatic controller may also include a flameproof barrier assembly which may include a plurality of flameproof joints each disposed within desired portion of the plurality of passageways. The plurality of flameproof joints cooperate to at least partially define a first zone, the flameproof joints adapted to prevent or to limit the spread of an open fire or explosion that might occur due to the ignition of the non-inert control fluid.

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


Post cap assembly
Patent No. 10197249 

Inventor(s): John David Irick (Dallas, TX), Kevin T. Burt (Dallas, TX), Matthew Carlyle Sherstad (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Fortress Iron, LP (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15829136 on 12/01/2017 (431 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lighted post cap assembly includes a base member with a generally square shape, a floor, and a plurality of perimeter side walls. The base member is configured to receive an upper end of a post and the floor defines at least four alignment guides and at least four rectangular shaped through holes. Each alignment guide and each rectangular shaped through hole is disposed proximate a respective perimeter side wall. A plurality of light sources are contained within a housing, and each light source is configured to be received by a respective alignment guide at a respective rectangular shaped through hole and oriented downward to illuminate a perimeter of the post. A cover has perimeter side walls and a roof and is secured to the base member such that the plurality of light sources contained between the base member and the cover.

[F21S] NON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF [7]


Tandem compressor discharge pressure and temperature control logic
Patent No. 10197304 

Inventor(s): Anuradha Sundararajan (Allen, TX), Darko Hadzidedic (Plano, TX), Der-Kai Hung (Dallas, TX), Harold Gene Havard, Jr. (Carrollton, TX), Jimmie Lee Curry (Allen, TX), Rosa Maria Leal (Irving, TX), William Clay Toombs, Jr. (C
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14720049 on 05/22/2015 (1355 days app to issue)

Abstract: An HVAC system, comprising a plurality of sensors, a tandem compressor comprising a first compressor and a second compressor, and a controller communicatively coupled to the plurality of sensors and the tandem compressor. The controller may determine a first interruption of power to the tandem compressor and identify a sensor corresponding to the first interruption of power. The controller is further operable to determine that the first interruption of power was caused at least in part by the refrigerant associated with the first compressor exceeding a tolerance condition. The controller may also reconfigure the tandem compressor, wherein on or off settings of the first compressor and the second compressor are determined based on a required load operation of the tandem compressor and the determination that the first interruption of power was caused at least in part by the refrigerant associated with the first compressor exceeding the tolerance condition.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Detecting and correcting enthalpy wheel failure modes
Patent No. 10197344 

Inventor(s): Eric Perez (Hickory Creek, TX), Greg Thomas (McKinney, TX), Justin McKie (Frisco, TX), Steve Schneider (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15192608 on 06/24/2016 (956 days app to issue)

Abstract: A heating ventilation and cooling system includes an energy recovery ventilator (ERV). The ERV is configured to produce an inlet airstream and an exhaust airstream. An enthalpy wheel within the energy recovery ventilator is operable to transport heat between the inlet and exhaust airstreams. A pressure transducer is configured to determine a backpressure across the enthalpy wheel. A controller is configured to determine, in response to the backpressure, an operational characteristic of the enthalpy wheel.

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


Transport parking space availability detection
Patent No. 10197408 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Open Invention Network LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15397878 on 01/04/2017 (762 days app to issue)

Abstract: Navigation applications may utilize various different data sources to provide route information. In one example, a method of operation may include receiving at least one destination, determining a navigation route for a transport to navigate from a point of origin to the destination, applying user characteristic to the navigation route, determining an alternative navigation route with at least one intermediate destination based on the at least one user characteristic and the at least one destination, and providing the alternative navigation route to a user device.

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


Monitoring activity with intelligent fabrics
Patent No. 10197417 

Inventor(s): Eric Carr (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15144396 on 05/02/2016 (1009 days app to issue)

Abstract: Textiles coupled with electrical components that are responsive to actions of the wearer and the surrounding environment. The textiles comprise a variety of sensors that interface with the cloud, networks, and devices. The textiles monitor physiological characteristics of the wearer. Objects in the environment may interact with the electrical components of the textiles. Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems that include electrical components, such as, accelerometers, gyroscopes, Bluetooth chips, NFC chips, and RF tags integrate with the textiles to wirelessly communicate with networks.

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


Methods and apparatus to calibrate micro-electromechanical systems
Patent No. 10197466 

Inventor(s): Ira Oaktree Wygant (Palo Alto, CA), Mohammad Hadi Motieian Najar (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15365290 on 11/30/2016 (797 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus to calibrate micro-electromechanical systems are disclosed. An example pressure sensor calibration apparatus includes a pressure chamber in which a first pressure sensor is to be disposed; one or more first sensors to determine a capacitance value from the first pressure sensor from a physical test performed on the first pressure sensor; the one or more first sensors to determine a first pull-in voltage value from a first electrical test performed on the first pressure sensor; a correlator to determine correlation coefficient values based on the capacitance value determined during the physical test on the first pressure sensor and the first pull-in voltage value determined during a first electrical test on the first pressure sensor; and a calibrator to determine calibration coefficient values to calibrate a second pressure sensor based on the correlation coefficient values and a second electrical test on the second pressure sensor.

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


Methods of scaling data used to construct biosensor algorithms as well as devices, apparatuses and systems incorporating the same
Patent No. 10197524 

Inventor(s): Zheng Zheng Pan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Roche Diabetes Care, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15182699 on 06/15/2016 (965 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods are disclosed for scaling body fluid analysis data to correct and/or compensate for confounding variables such as hematocrit (Hct), temperature, variations in electrode conductivity or combinations thereof before providing an analyte concentration. The scaling methods utilize current response data obtained from an AC block applied prior to a DC block to minimize the impact of such confounding variables upon the observed DC current response before creating descriptors or algorithms. The scaling methods therefore compensate the measured DC current by using data from the AC block made on the same sample. Also disclosed are devices, apparatuses and systems incorporating the various scaling methods.

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


System and method for early detection of Alzheimers by detecting amyloid-beta using orbital angular momentum
Patent No. 10197554 

Inventor(s): Roger Linquist (Dallas, TX), Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NxGen Partners IP, LLP (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15729087 on 10/10/2017 (483 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for measuring a concentration of amyloid-beta within a chiral solution includes signal generation circuitry for generating a first signal having an applied first orbital angular momentum signature and applying the first signal to the chiral solution. A detector for receiving the first signal after the first signal passes through the chiral solution and determining the concentration of amyloid-beta within the chiral solution based on a detected second orbital angular momentum signature received from the chiral solution that comprises an amplitude measurement and a phase measurement.

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


Heatable interposer for temperature-controlled testing of semiconductor devices
Patent No. 10197623 

Inventor(s): David Casimir Garges (Union City, CA), Marshall Ryan Worrall (Dallas, TX), Xu Gao (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15265991 on 09/15/2016 (873 days app to issue)

Abstract: A contactor having the top ends of its pogo pins contacting the leads of a semiconductor device package positioned in a handler at controlled temperature, and the bottom ends of the pogo pins contacting the pads of electrically conducting vias extending vertically through a heatable interposer. The heatable interposer has a first and a second surface and includes alternating horizontal layers of thermally conductive material and thermally insulating material, and further one or more heating layers operable to control a temperature profile from the first to the second surface, including a temperature control at the first surface. The via pads at the second interposer surface are in contact with the printed circuit board of a tester.

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


Tap dual port router with update lead and gated updatedr
Patent No. 10197626 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15652911 on 07/18/2017 (567 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure describes a test architecture that supports a common approach to testing individual die and dies in a 3D stack arrangement. The test architecture uses an improved TAP design to facilitate the testing of parallel test circuits within the die.

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


TDI, TCK, TMS, TDO, first, second, third, gating routing circuit
Patent No. 10197628 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15499362 on 04/27/2017 (649 days app to issue)

Abstract: A falling edge controller includes a controller having an inverted TCK (Test Clock) input, a TMS (Test Mode Select) input, a shift register control output, an update register control output, and a shift output; a shift register having a TDI (Test Data In) input, a shift register control input coupled to the shift register control output, address inputs, a select input, address and select outputs, and a TDO (Test Data Out) output; an update register having address and select inputs coupled to the address and select outputs, an update register control input coupled to the update register control output, address outputs coupled to the address inputs, and a select output coupled to the select input; and address circuitry having address inputs coupled to the address outputs, and having an enable output.

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


Wireless local area network based positioning
Patent No. 10197662 

Inventor(s): Mohamed F. Mansour (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14921106 on 10/23/2015 (1201 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless device includes a transceiver and a positioning system. The positioning system a channel model adaptation module having channel model adaptation logic configured to update, for each of a plurality of access points applied to determine a position of a wireless device, a channel model. The channel model adaptation logic having a reference power update module with reference power update logic is configured to update a reference power value corresponding to each access point. A channel model update module with logic is configured to update a path loss exponent value applied to each access point.

[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


Edge coupling device fabrication
Patent No. 10197733 

Inventor(s): Hongmin Chen (Davis, CA), Hongzhen Wei (Pleasanton, CA), Huapu Pan (San Jose, CA), Zongrong Liu (Pleasanton, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15491772 on 04/19/2017 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: An edge coupling device including a substrate, a buried oxide disposed over the substrate, a cladding material disposed over the buried oxide, where the cladding material includes a trench, an inversely tapered silicon waveguide disposed within the cladding material beneath the trench, and a ridge waveguide disposed within the trench, where the ridge waveguide and the inversely tapered silicon waveguide are vertically-aligned with each other.

[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]


High contrast discrete input prism for image projectors
Patent No. 10197902 

Inventor(s): Duane Scott Dewald (Plano, TX), Nathan Wainwright (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15540946 on 12/21/2015 (1142 days app to issue)

Abstract: Prism assemblies for projector display systems disclosed receive inputs from discrete color channels (e.g., red, green and blue channels. In one embodiment, ”off state” light from the red, green, and blue DLP modulation may be reflected away from on-state light paths within the prism, tending to avoid uncontrolled scatter. In other embodiments, by keeping the colors separate for much of the prism path length, power levels may be significantly reduced at typical failure points. Light efficiency may be increased significantly when using discrete light sources like LEDs and lasers by removal of the additional red, green, and blue separation and re-combination losses.

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


Location-based services
Patent No. 10198141 

Inventor(s): Gary Sorden (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15632560 on 06/26/2017 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for managing location-based information associated with the oil and gas industry. The system, in one embodiment, comprises a computing device connected to a location-based service, wherein the location-based information comprises energy operations data which is associated with a specific geographic location, and wherein the computing device is associated with a graphical map interface. The graphical map interface is configured to display location based information. The graphical map interface can also be configured to display an indication of the frequency of an event. The location based information can be associated with a geofence.

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


Method and apparatus for flexible RAID in SSD
Patent No. 10198197 

Inventor(s): Yiren Huang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15204308 on 07/07/2016 (943 days app to issue)

Abstract: A solid state drive (SSD) employing a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) scheme includes a flash memory chip, erasable blocks in the flash memory chip, and a flash controller. The erasable blocks are configured to store flash memory pages. The flash controller is operably coupled to the flash memory chip. The flash controller is also configured to organize certain of the flash memory pages into a RAID line group and to write RAID line group membership information to each of the flash memory pages in the RAID line group.

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


Non-volatile memory with corruption recovery
Patent No. 10198315 

Inventor(s): Eran Sharon (Rishon Lezion, , IL), Idan Alrod (Herzliya, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15056070 on 02/29/2016 (1072 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile storage system is provided that includes a mechanism to restore data that has been corrupted beyond the limits of traditional error correction. The system creates first level parity information for each subset of data to form multiple sets of programmable data, with each set of programmable data including a subset of data and corresponding first level parity. Separate second level parity is created for each set of programmable data. The system creates combined second level parity information based on a function of separate second level parity information for the multiple sets of programmable data. If a set of programmable data is found to be corrupt, the corrupt subset of data is recovered using the corrupt subset of data read from the non-volatile storage system, the corresponding first level parity read from the non-volatile storage system and the combined second level parity information.

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


Method to configure monitoring thresholds using output of load or resource loadings
Patent No. 10198348 

Inventor(s): Brian Buege (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Spirent Communications, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Haynes Beffel Wolfeld LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15236262 on 08/12/2016 (907 days app to issue)

Abstract: The technology disclosed enables the automatic definition of monitoring alerts for a web page across a plurality of variables such as server response time, server CPU load, network bandwidth utilization, response time from a measured client, network latency, server memory utilization, and the number of simultaneous sessions, amongst others. This is accomplished through the combination of load or resource loading and performance snapshots, where performance correlations allow for the alignment of operating variables. Performance data such as response time for the objects retrieved, number of hits per second, number of timeouts per sec, and errors per second can be recorded and reported. This allows for the automated ranking of tens of thousands of web pages, with an analysis of the web page assets that affect performance, and the automatic alignment of performance alerts by resource participation.

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


12C bus controller slave address register and command FIFO buffer
Patent No. 10198382 

Inventor(s): Eric Louis Pierre Badi (Cagnes-sur-Mer, , FR), Frederic Danis (La Colle sur Loup, , FR)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15091968 on 04/06/2016 (1035 days app to issue)

Abstract: Performing transactions on a bus by first generating a sequence of commands by an initiator module and queuing the sequence of commands in a queue module. A first one of the sequence of commands is sent from the queue module via the bus to a target module. The queue module is paused while waiting for a response via the bus from the target module; however, the initiator may continue processing another task. The queue module repeatedly sends a next command via the bus to the target module and waits for a response via the bus from the target module until a last one of the sequence of commands is sent to the target module. The queue module provides only a single acknowledgement to the initiator module after the sequence of commands has been transferred to the target module.

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


Systems and methods of adjusting an interface bus speed
Patent No. 10198383 

Inventor(s): Mahmud Asfur (Bat-Yam, , IL), Mordekhay Zehavi (Raanana, , IL), Yonatan Tzafrir (Petah Tikva, , IL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Patterson Sheridan, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15396482 on 12/31/2016 (766 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a first latch configured to be coupled to a bus and configured to receive a data signal and a clock signal. The device also includes a delay element configured to generate a delayed version of the data signal or a delayed version of the clock signal. A second latch is coupled to the delay element and configured to receive the delayed version of the data signal or the delayed version of the clock signal. The device further includes a comparator coupled to the first latch and the second latch. The comparator is configured to receive a first output from the first latch and a second output from the second latch.

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


Data storage system
Patent No. 10198461 

Inventor(s): Michael Roy Stute (O”Brien, FL)
Assignee(s): MASERGY COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: McGuire Woods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15148742 on 05/06/2016 (1005 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include data storage systems and methods to store data. In one embodiment, the system includes a storage medium having a plurality of partitions for storing data values of a dataset. The system also includes a system manager operable to receive a data value from an external source and assign a plurality of data subsets of the dataset to the plurality of partitions. The system also includes a key manager operable to assign a key of a key space to each data value of the dataset. The system further includes at least one data manager, where each data manager is assigned a data subset. Further, each data manager is operable to provide an indication of whether the data value belongs to the data subset and operable to store the data value on the partition. The system also includes an allocation manager operable to dynamically readjust the partition.

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


Provisioning of digital media files to resident media devices in controlled-environment facilities
Patent No. 10198586 

Inventor(s): Luke Keiser (Frisco, TX), Scott Passe (Forney, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14489345 on 09/17/2014 (1602 days app to issue)

Abstract: A controlled-environment facility local or remote content server downloads and caches a digital media file and determines whether a resident of the facility is allowed access to the digital media file. This determination may be made by the content server accessing a controlled-environment facility administration system. In response to a determination that the resident is allowed access, the digital media file is streamed and/or downloaded, from the content server, within a portion of the facility, to a controlled-environment facility resident media device adapted and/or approved for use by residents of the controlled-environment facility and disposed within the aforementioned portion of the facility. The streaming and/or downloading may be carried out, at least in part, via a wireless access point disposed within the portion of the controlled-environment facility to provide access by the resident media device disposed within the portion of the controlled-environment facility.

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


Fall detection system
Patent No. 10198928 

Inventor(s): Donna Caroline Samuelson (San Angelo, TX), Johnny Ross (Mansfield, TX), Mathew Aaron Gray (San Angelo, TX), Simon Joakim Olsen (Karmsund, , NO)
Assignee(s): MEDHAB, LLC. (Mansfield, TX)
Law Firm: Karich Associates (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15858930 on 12/29/2017 (403 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system used to detect a fall and to provide data has a wearable device that includes a pre-filter, an accelerometer and a transmitter. The pre-filter includes buffers, a low pass filter, a flag, and a measuring device. The pre-filter receives data points transmitted by the accelerometer. The pre-filter generates a magnitude value, and calculates a jerk value in relation to the magnitude value. The pre-filter appends the jerk value to one of the buffers and provides the jerk value to the measuring device. The pre-filter further transmits the magnitude value to a neural network.

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


Sense amplifier with offset compensation
Patent No. 10199078 

Inventor(s): Robert Antonio Glazewski (Dallas, TX), Saim Ahmad Qidwai (Allen, TX), Stephen Keith Heinrich-Barna (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15585332 on 05/03/2017 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: An amplifier circuit is disclosed having an amplifier with first and second input terminals. The amplifier circuit includes a first compensation capacitor coupled to the first input terminal and having a first capacitance, a second compensation capacitor coupled to the second input terminal and having a second capacitance, a first transistor coupled between the first compensation capacitor and a reference voltage and having a gate terminal that receives a first control signal, and a second transistor coupled between the second compensation capacitor and the reference voltage and having a gate terminal for receiving a second control signal. The amplifier circuit includes a programmable latch circuit arranged to provide the first and second control signals, wherein the first and second transistors are of the same conductivity type, and the first control signal and the second control signal are complementary signals with respect to each other.

[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)


Methods and apparatus to digitally control pulse frequency modulation pulses in power converters
Patent No. 10199937 

Inventor(s): Ari Kalevi Vnnen (Oulu, , FI), Janne Matias Pahkala (Oulu, , FI), Juha Olavi Hauru (Oulu, , FI)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15948813 on 04/09/2018 (302 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus to digitally control pulse frequency modulation pulses in power converters are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a low-side controller structured to, when an inductor current corresponds to a first current direction during a low-side control signal of a power converter, decrease a first duration of the low-side control after the first duration; and when the inductor current corresponds to a second current direction during the low-side control signal of the power converter, increase the first duration of the low-side control after the first duration; and a high-side controller structured to, when a sum of the first duration and a second duration corresponding to a high-side control of the power converter does not satisfy target pulse length, increase a third duration of the high-side control after the third duration; and when the sum of the first duration and the second duration satisfies the target pulse length, decrease the third duration of the subsequent high-side control.

[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]


Transconductor systems
Patent No. 10199999 

Inventor(s): Ryan Erik Lind (Knoxville, TN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15808002 on 11/09/2017 (453 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes a transconductor system. The system includes a first transconductance amplifier that generates a control current in response to a first input voltage. The system also includes a second transconductance amplifier that generates an output signal in response to a second input voltage. The system further includes an intermediate amplifier that generates a control voltage in response to the control current and a third input voltage. The control voltage can be provided to the first and second transconductance amplifiers to set a transconductance of each of the first and second transconductance amplifiers to be approximately equal.

[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]


Method of establishing relationships between sets of label switched paths and virtual networks
Patent No. 10200253 

Inventor(s): Dhruv Dhody (Bangalore, , IN), Young Lee (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15346423 on 11/08/2016 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for establishing end-to-end tunnels extending across multiple domains using a network element. The method includes receiving a request from a customer controller to implement a virtual network (VN) created by the customer controller, wherein the VN identifies the end-to-end tunnels extending across the multiple domains, mapping the VN to available resources based on network constraints in response to the request, and transmitting, after the VN has been mapped, a message to a network controller managing one of the domains that includes a network path used to form a portion of one of the end-to-end tunnels, wherein the message includes an association object having a Type-Length-Value (TLV) field containing a virtual network identifier binding the network path to the VN.

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


Dynamic and adaptive optimization of read compare levels based on memory cell threshold voltage distribution
Patent No. RE047226 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): Henry Chin (Palo Alto, CA), Nima Mokhlesi (Los Gatos, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14231564 on 03/31/2014 (1772 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process is performed periodically or in response to an error in order to dynamically and adaptively optimize read compare levels based on memory cell threshold voltage distribution. One embodiment of the process includes determining threshold voltage distribution data for a population of non-volatile storage elements, smoothing the threshold voltage distribution data using a weighting function to create an interim set of data, determining a derivative of the interim set of data, and identifying and storing negative to positive zero crossings of the derivative as read compare points. Patent Class: N/A


 

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High bandwidth hall sensor
Patent No. 10197638 

Inventor(s): Arup Polley (Richardson, TX), Baher S. Haroun (Allen, TX), Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay (Allen, TX), Srinath Ramaswamy (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15186383 on 06/17/2016 (963 days app to issue)

Abstract: A high bandwidth Hall sensor includes a high bandwidth path and a low bandwidth path. The relatively high offset (from sensor offset) of the high bandwidth path is estimated using a relatively low offset generated by the low bandwidth path. The relatively high offset of the high bandwidth path is substantially reduced by combining the output of the high bandwidth path with the output of the low bandwidth path to generate a high bandwidth, low offset output. The offset can be further reduced by including transimpedance amplifiers in the high bandwidth sensors to optimize the frequency response of high bandwidth Hall sensor.

[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)


Method and devices for depth map processing
Patent No. 10198792 

Inventor(s): Wang Lin Lai (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13502115 on 10/14/2010 (3036 days app to issue)

Abstract: Several implementations relate, for example, to depth encoding and/or filtering for 3D video (3DV) coding formats. A sparse dyadic mode for partitioning macroblocks (MBs) along edges in a depth map is provided as well as techniques for trilateral (or bilateral) filtering of depth maps that may include adaptive selection between filters sensitive to changes in video intensity and/or changes in depth. One implementation partitions a depth picture, and then refines the partitions based on a corresponding image picture. Another implementation filters a portion of a depth picture based on values for a range of pixels in the portion. For a given pixel in the portion that is being filtered, the filter weights a value of a particular pixel in the range by a weight that is based on one or more of location distance, depth difference, and image difference.

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


Integrated circuit package singulation assembly
Patent No. 10199248 

Inventor(s): Arnel Jose Hidlao (Baguio, , PH), Joseph Yutuc (Baguio, , PH), Liya Aquino (Baguio, , PH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15352335 on 11/15/2016 (812 days app to issue)

Abstract: A singulation assembly for molded leadframe sheets includes a saw chuck table having a flat upper surface with a plurality of holes therein. A vacuum source is in fluid communication with the plurality of holes. A mechanical clamping assembly operatively associated with the saw chuck table is adapted to be selectively engageable with predetermined portions of a warped molded leadframe sheet supported on the flat upper surface of the saw chuck table.

[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 with driver circuitry on the backside of a substrate and method of making thereof
Patent No. 10199326 

Inventor(s): Shingo Ohsaki (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15726143 on 10/05/2017 (488 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and word lines located over a front side surface of a semiconductor substrate, memory stack structures extending through the alternating stack, in which each of the memory stack structures includes a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel contacting an inner sidewall of the memory film, drain regions contacting a respective vertical semiconductor channel, bit lines electrically connected to the respective drain regions, driver circuitry for the memory stack structures located on a backside of the semiconductor substrate, and electrically conductive paths vertically extending through the semiconductor substrate and electrically connecting nodes of the driver circuitry to respective word lines or bit lines.

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


Plastic-packaged semiconductor device having wires with polymerized insulating layer
Patent No. 10199348 

Inventor(s): Abram Castro (Fort Worth, TX), Rongwei Zhang (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15194293 on 06/27/2016 (953 days app to issue)

Abstract: The assembly of a chip ([b]101[/b]) attached to a substrate ([b]103[/b]) with wires ([b]201[/b]) spanning from the chip to the substrate is loaded in a heated cavity ([b]402[/b]) of a mold; the wire surfaces are coated with an adsorbed layer of molecules of a heterocyclic compound ([b]302[/b]); a pressure chamber ([b]404[/b]) of the mold is loaded with a solid pellet ([b]410[/b]) of a packaging material including a polymerizable resin, the chamber being connected to the cavity; the vapor of resin molecules is allowed to spread from the chamber to the assembly inside the cavity during the time interval needed to heat the solid pellet for rendering it semi-liquid and to pressurize it through runners ([b]403[/b]) before filling the mold cavity, whereby the resin molecules arriving in the cavity are cross-linked by the adsorbed heterocyclic compound molecules into an electrically insulating at least one monolayer of polymeric structures on the wire surfaces.

[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 employing direct source contact and hole current detection and method of making the same
Patent No. 10199359 

Inventor(s): Kiyohiko Sakakibara (Yokkaichi, , JP), Naoto Norizuki (Yokkaichi, , JP), Satoshi Shimizu (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15669243 on 08/04/2017 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes a p-doped source semiconductor layer located over a substrate, a p-doped strap semiconductor layer located over the p-doped source semiconductor layer, an alternating stack of electrically conductive layers and insulating layers located over the p-doped strap semiconductor layer, and memory stack structures that extend through the alternating stack and into an upper portion of the p-doped source semiconductor layer. Each memory stack structure includes a p-doped vertical semiconductor channel and a memory film laterally surrounding the p-doped vertical semiconductor channel. A top surface of each p-doped vertical semiconductor channel contacts a bottom surface of a respective n-doped region. A sidewall of a bottom portion of each p-doped vertical semiconductor channel contacts a respective sidewall of the p-doped strap semiconductor layer.

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SRAM cell with T-shaped contact
Patent No. 10199380 

Inventor(s): Scott W. Jessen (Allen, TX), Theodore W. Houston (Richardson, TX), Thomas J. Aton (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13043163 on 03/08/2011 (2891 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit containing an array of SRAM cells with T-shaped contacts in the inverters, in which drain connecting segments may extend beyond gate connecting segments by a distance greater than 10 percent of a separation distance between ends of opposite drain connecting segments. The drain connecting segments may also extend beyond gate connecting segments by a distance greater than one-third of the width of the gate connecting segments. A process of forming an integrated circuit containing an array of SRAM cells with T-shaped contacts in which drain connecting segments may extend beyond gate connecting segments by a distance greater than 10 percent of a separation distance between ends of opposite drain connecting segments. A process may also form the drain connecting segments to extend beyond gate connecting segments by greater than one-third of the width of the gate connecting segments.

[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]


FinFET device having a partially dielectric isolated fin structure
Patent No. 10199392 

Inventor(s): Nicolas Loubet (Guilderland, NY), Ronald K. Sampson (Lagrangeville, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15169462 on 05/31/2016 (980 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor material is patterned to define elongated fins insulated from an underlying substrate. A polysilicon semiconductor material is deposited over and in between the elongated fins, and is patterned to define elongated gates extending to perpendicularly cross over the elongated fins at a transistor channel. Sidewall spacers are formed on side walls of the elongated gates. Portions of the elongated fins located between the elongated gates are removed, along with the underlying insulation, to expose the underlying substrate. One or more semiconductor material layers are then epitaxially grown from the underlying substrate at locations between the elongated gates. The one or more semiconductor material layers may include an undoped epi-layer and an overlying doped epi-layer. The epitaxial material defines a source or drain of the transistor.

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


Three-dimensional cross rail phase change memory device and method of manufacturing the same
Patent No. 10199434 

Inventor(s): Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Senaka Krishna Kanakamedala (San Jose, CA), Yao-Sheng Lee (Tampa, FL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15888645 on 02/05/2018 (365 days app to issue)

Abstract: A phase change memory device includes a vertical stack of multiple two-dimensional arrays of pillar structures. Each of the multiple two-dimensional arrays of pillar structures is located within a respective array level. Each two-dimensional array among the multiple two-dimensional arrays of pillar structures is contacted by a respective overlying one-dimensional array of conductive rails laterally extending along a first horizontal direction and a respective underlying one-dimensional array of conductive rails laterally extending along a second horizontal direction different from the first direction. Each pillar structure within the multiple two-dimensional arrays of pillar structures includes a phase change memory element and a selector element in a series connection with the phase change memory element. A first set of dielectric isolation structures having a first homogeneous composition vertically extends continuously through two vertically neighboring array levels.

[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]


Isolation of circuit elements using front side deep trench etch
Patent No. 10199461 

Inventor(s): Ben Cook (Rockwall, TX), Dan Carothers (Lucas, TX), Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay (Allen, TX), Ricky Jackson (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14924584 on 10/27/2015 (1197 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit is formed by forming an isolation trench through at least a portion of an interconnect region, at least 40 microns deep into a substrate of the integrated circuit, leaving at least 200 microns of substrate material under the isolation trench. Dielectric material is formed in the isolation trench at a substrate temperature no greater than 320 C. to form an isolation structure which separates an isolated region of the integrated circuit from at least a portion of the substrate. The isolated region contains an isolated component. The isolated region of the integrated circuit may be a region of the substrate, and/or a region of the interconnect region. The isolated region may be a first portion of the substrate which is laterally separated from a second portion of the substrate. The isolated region may be a portion of the interconnect region above the isolation structure.

[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]


Field effect transistor with decoupled channel and methods of manufacturing the same
Patent No. 10199474 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Rodder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15485188 on 04/11/2017 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: A field effect transistor (FET) for an nFET and/or a pFET device including a substrate and a fin including at least one channel region decoupled from the substrate. The FET also includes a source electrode and a drain electrode on opposite sides of the fin, and a gate stack extending along a pair of sidewalls of the channel region of the fin. The gate stack includes a gate dielectric layer and a metal layer on the gate dielectric layer. The FET also includes an oxide separation region separating the channel region of the fin from the substrate. The oxide separation region includes a dielectric material that includes a portion of the gate dielectric layer of the gate stack. The oxide separation region extends completely from a surface of the channel region facing the substrate to a surface of the substrate facing 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]


Transistors incorporating metal quantum dots into doped source and drain regions
Patent No. 10199505 

Inventor(s): John H. Zhang (Altamont, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15620444 on 06/12/2017 (603 days app to issue)

Abstract: Metal quantum dots are incorporated into doped source and drain regions of a MOSFET array to assist in controlling transistor performance by altering the energy gap of the semiconductor crystal. In a first example, the quantum dots are incorporated into ion-doped source and drain regions. In a second example, the quantum dots are incorporated into epitaxially doped source and drain 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]


Magnetic core
Patent No. 10199573 

Inventor(s): Byron Shulver (Wylie, TX), Dok Won Lee (Mountain View, CA), Mona Eissa (Allen, TX), Yousong Zhang (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15605540 on 05/25/2017 (621 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of fabricating a semiconductor device includes aligning an alignment structure of a wafer to a direction of a magnetic field created by an external electromagnet and depositing a magnetic layer (e.g., NiFe) over the wafer in the presence of the magnetic field and while applying the magnetic field and maintaining a temperature of the wafer below 150 C. An insulation layer (e.g., AlN) is deposited on the first magnetic layer. The alignment structure of the wafer is again aligned to the direction of the magnetic field and a second magnetic layer is deposited on the insulation layer, in the presence of the magnetic field and while maintaining the temperature of the wafer below 150 C.

[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]


Passive frequency multiplexer
Patent No. 10199742 

Inventor(s): Antony J Kurth (Allen, TX), Ethan Hettwer (Richardson, TX), Joel C. Roper (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15133060 on 04/19/2016 (1022 days app to issue)

Abstract: A passive frequency multiplexer includes a beam forming network lens including a plurality of input terminals and a plurality of output terminals; a transmission line for transmitting a signal to the beam forming lens; and a plurality of couplers arranged in series along the transmission line, each of the plurality of couplers comprising an input terminal, an output terminal, and a coupled output terminal, each of the coupled output terminals of the plurality of couplers being coupled to a respective one of the input terminals of the beam forming network lens.

[H04J] MULTIPLEX COMMUNICATION (peculiar to transmission of digital information H04L 5/00; systems for the simultaneous or sequential transmission of more than one television signal H04N 7/08; in exchanges H04Q 11/00)


Monolithic MAX phase ternary alloys for sliding electrical contacts
Patent No. 10199788 

Inventor(s): Thomas Scharf (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): National Technology Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15153453 on 05/12/2016 (999 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to monolithic structures for use as an electrical contact. In particular, these structures are formed from a laminate alloy, which in turn is composed of a M[subscript]n+1[/subscript]AX[subscript]n [/subscript]compound. Electrical contact assemblies and electrical components having such contacts are also described herein. In some example, such monolithic structures display increased wear resistance, which is useful for sliding electrical contacts.

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


Method for connecting two devices and having a fastening device
Patent No. 10199791 

Inventor(s): Oleg Logvinov (East Brunswick, NJ), Tai-Jee Pan (Beaverton, OR)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14984898 on 12/30/2015 (1133 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include an apparatus and a method for connecting a first device and second device. An apparatus includes an angled connector configured to connect to a first device to a second device, the first device and the second device configured to communicate through signal paths in the connector, the signal paths configured to pass digital data signals, a fastening device configured to secure the angled connector to the first device.

[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)


Converter apparatus and method with auxiliary transistor for protecting components at startup
Patent No. 10199924 

Inventor(s): Dianbo Fu (Plano, TX), Fei Ye (Shanghai, , CN), Lei Shi (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15498163 on 04/26/2017 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and associated method are provided involving a converter circuit. The converter circuit includes an inductor including a first terminal configured to be coupled to a power source, and a second terminal. Also included is a pair of serially-coupled transistors coupled to the second terminal of the inductor. The pair of serially-coupled transistors have a transistor intermediate node therebetween. Further included is a pair of serially-coupled diodes coupled to the second terminal of the inductor. The pair of serially-coupled diodes have a diode intermediate node therebetween. A first capacitor is coupled in parallel with the serially-coupled transistors and the serially-coupled diodes. Further, the converter circuit includes a sub-circuit having a second capacitor serially-coupled with an auxiliary transistor. The sub-circuit is coupled between the transistor intermediate node and the diode intermediate 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]


Transient event detector circuit and method
Patent No. 10199929 

Inventor(s): Antonio Priego (Freising, , DE), Michael Couleur (Rottach-Egern, , DE), Neil Gibson (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15284262 on 10/03/2016 (855 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include a transient event detector circuit to detect transient events in a switching converter, including a DLL circuit to detect changes in a duty cycle of a pulse width modulation signal used to operate a switching converter, and an output circuit to provide a status output signal in a first state when no transient event is detected, and to provide the status output signal in a second state indicating a transient event in the switching converter in response to a detected change in the duty cycle of the pulse width modulation 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]


Precharge circuit using non-regulating output of an amplifier
Patent No. 10199932 

Inventor(s): Roy Alan Hastings (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15730823 on 10/12/2017 (481 days app to issue)

Abstract: A reference signal generator includes a voltage reference, an amplifier coupled to the voltage reference, and a precharge circuit coupled to the amplifier. The voltage reference is configured to generate a constant voltage. The amplifier is configured to receive the constant voltage from the voltage reference and generate a regulating primary output signal and a non-regulating secondary output signal. The precharge circuit is configured to charge a noise reduction capacitor with the non-regulating secondary output 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]


Isolated partial power processing power converters
Patent No. 10199947 

Inventor(s): Dianbo Fu (Frisco, TX), Heping Dai (Plano, TX), Liming Ye (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15479885 on 04/05/2017 (671 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an Input-Series-Output-Parallel (ISOP)-type power converter circuit, a DC-to-DC converter has a positive input coupled to a DC power source and a negative input connected to a negative output. A plurality of capacitors are coupled in series between a positive output of the converter and a circuit ground, the negative output of the converter coupled to a common node of first and second capacitors. A half-bridge inverter network is coupled between the positive output and a circuit ground, each inverter having an input respectively coupled to the first capacitor and the second capacitor. A plurality of resonant tanks are coupled to an output of a respective one of first and second half-bridge inverters. A transformer is coupled to outputs of the plurality of resonant tanks. A rectifier circuit is coupled to a secondary winding of the transformer to provide a DC output voltage.

[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]


Low voltage feedforward current assist ethernet line driver
Patent No. 10199989 

Inventor(s): Ashwin Ramachandran (Corvallis, OR), Gururaj Ghorpade (Bangalore, , IN), Sumantra Seth (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14850531 on 09/10/2015 (1244 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include Ethernet physical layer (PHY) interface integrated circuits with transmit interface circuitry for transmitting data to an Ethernet network through a magnetic interface, which includes a voltage mode first amplifier with an output that generates a first voltage signal from a supply voltage according to a data input signal. The transmit interface circuit also includes a feedforward second amplifier circuit with an output stage that operates in a first mode to generate a current signal from the supply voltage according to the first voltage signal and to provide the current signal to the first amplifier output to boost a peak voltage at the output above the supply voltage to facilitate support for higher peak signal voltage swings for 10Base-T applications while using 2.5 volt or other low voltage supply levels.

[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)


Stabilization of direct learning algorithm for wideband signals
Patent No. 10199993 

Inventor(s): Shavantha Kularatna (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Nokia Solutions and Networks GMBH And Co., KG (Munich, , DE)
Law Firm: Harrington Smith (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15549750 on 02/10/2015 (1456 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention addresses method, apparatus and computer program product for stabilization of the direct learning algorithm for wideband signals. Thereby, a signal to be amplified is input to a pre-distorter provided for compensating for non-linearity of the power amplifier, and the pre-distorted output signal from the pre-distorter is forwarded to the power amplifier. Parameters of the pre-distorter are adapted based on an error between the linearized signal output from the power amplifier and the signal to be amplified using an adaptive direct learning algorithm, and the linear system of equations formed by the direct learning algorithm are solved using a conjugate gradient algorithm, wherein, once per direct learning algorithm adaptation, at least one of the initial residual and the initial direction of the conjugate gradient algorithm are set based on the result of the previous adaptation.

[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)


Phase-locked loop (PLL) circuit
Patent No. 10200048 

Inventor(s): Erhan Ozalevli (Richardson, TX), Mustapha El Markhi (Richardson, TX), Tuli Dake (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15346248 on 11/08/2016 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes a phase-locked loop (PLL) circuit. The circuit includes a frequency divider and phase detector configured to generate a plurality of non-overlapping switching signals based on an input signal and a PLL output signal. The circuit also includes a linear frequency-to-current (F2I) converter configured to generate a control current having an amplitude that is based on the plurality of non-overlapping switching signals. The circuit further includes a linear current-controlled oscillator configured to generate the PLL output signal to have a frequency and phase to be approximately equal to the input signal based on the amplitude of the control current.

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


Analog-to-digital converter with an increased resolution first stage
Patent No. 10200051 

Inventor(s): Raghu Nandan Srinivasa (Bangalore, , IN), Sabu Paul (Kerala, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15676581 on 08/14/2017 (540 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes a pipelined analog-to-digital converter device. The pipelined analog-to-digital converter device includes a capacitive digital-to-analog converter, a first analog-to-digital converter, and a second analog-to-digital converter. The capacitive digital-to-analog converter includes a capacitor comprised of a top plate and a bottom plate, the capacitive digital-to-analog converter sampling an analog input signal applied to the pipelined analog-to-digital converter device while the capacitor is grounded, holding the sampled analog input while the top plate is floated, and outputting a residue voltage. The second analog-to-digital converter is coupled to the top plate of the capacitor, the second analog-to-digital converter producing a second digital representation of voltage on the top plate of the capacitor after the top plate is floated, wherein the second digital representation represents fine bits produced by the first stage of the pipelined analog-to-digital converter device.

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


Analog-to-digital converter
Patent No. 10200052 

Inventor(s): Jafar Sadique Kaviladath (Kozhikode, , IN), Neeraj Shrivastava (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15859437 on 12/30/2017 (402 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a system comprises an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) to receive an analog input signal and a reset signal, the ADC to convert the analog input signal into a digital signal. The system comprises a digital-to-analog converter (DAC), coupled to the ADC, to convert the digital signal into an internal analog signal. The system includes a first capacitor, coupled to the DAC, to receive the internal analog signal. The system comprises a first switch, coupled to the first capacitor, to provide the analog input signal to the first capacitor. The system comprises a second switch to couple the first capacitor to ground.

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


Analog-to-digital conversion with magnetic tunnel junctions
Patent No. 10200058 

Inventor(s): Won Ho Choi (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15961296 on 04/24/2018 (287 days app to issue)

Abstract: Analog-to-digital conversion circuits are presented which employ magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) elements that change state probabilistically in response to application of electrical pulses. Some implementations form a multi-channel analog-to-digital conversion circuit, with each channel comprising a magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) element, and a pulse generator that determines characteristics of perturbation pulses to be applied to an MTJ element based at least on an analog input. The pulse generator also applies read pulses to the MTJ element to produce indications of magnetization state changes for the MTJ element due to application of the perturbation pulses. Each channel of the multi-channel analog-to-digital conversion circuit can include count circuitry that counts the indications of the magnetization state changes for an associated MTJ element. Outputs from each single-channel analog-to-digital converter are combined to determine a digital output representative of the analog input.

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


Base station apparatus and radio communication method
Patent No. 10200083 

Inventor(s): Akihiko Nishio (Kanagawa, , JP), Daichi Imamura (Kanagawa, , JP), Masayuki Hoshino (Kanagawa, , JP), Seigo Nakao (Kanagawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15286817 on 10/06/2016 (852 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless communication apparatus and method minimizes degradation in a separation characteristic of a code-multiplexed response signal using two-dimensional processing. One of plural cyclic shift values defines a reference signal sequence that is spread with an orthogonal sequence associated with one of the plural cyclic shift values. This two-dimensional processing compensates for interference affecting the reference signal.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus to enable multi-resolution CSI reporting in advanced wireless communication systems
Patent No. 10200103 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15796584 on 10/27/2017 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of user equipment (UE) for channel state information (CSI) feedback in a wireless communication system. The method comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), CSI feedback configuration information for a pre-coding matrix indicator (PMI) feedback indicating a linear combination (LC) pre-coding matrix that corresponds to a linear combination of a plurality of L beams and a plurality of coefficients, determining the first PMI (i[subscript]1[/subscript]) and the second PMI (i[subscript]2[/subscript]), and transmitting, to the BS, the CSI feedback including the first PMI (i[subscript]1[/subscript]) and the second PMI (i[subscript]2[/subscript]) over an uplink channel.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Channel bonding in passive optical networks
Patent No. 10200129 

Inventor(s): Duane Remein (Raleigh, NC), Frank Effenberger (Frisco, TX), Yuanqiu Luo (Cranbury, NJ)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15988320 on 05/24/2018 (257 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus in a passive optical network (PON) is configured to modify a preamble of a data packet to include channel bonding information. The apparatus may further fragment the data packet into a plurality of data frames and transmit the fragmented data frames through multiple channels. The channel bonding information may be used to identify different channels and to identify data frames transmitted through each channel.

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


Small and seamless carrier detector
Patent No. 10200163 

Inventor(s): Masahiro Yoshioka (Allen, TX), Michael Snedeker (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15794933 on 10/26/2017 (467 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a carrier detector, the simple latch is replaced with a pulse timer and reference control module which outputs logic high (H) when more than two consecutive toggled signals come within 1.5 baud periods and keeps logic high (H) until it misses a toggled signal for two baud periods. This carrier detector has a tolerance for a false detection which happens when the frequency shifts from lower to higher and the input amplitude level does not reach a detectable level. With this transition, the amplitude level at filter output becomes higher due to the transient response of the filter and eventually this would trigger the comparator for only one baud period. The deglitch circuit, however, ignores this clock edge in the carrier detector as provided herein.

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


Systems and methods for adaptation in a wireless network
Patent No. 10200168 

Inventor(s): Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Qian Cheng (Aurora, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15244783 on 08/23/2016 (896 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment method of network node operation includes indicating, by a first network node, to a first UE, a first number of REs in a first set of RBs for a first reference signal, transmitting, by the first network node, to the first UE, the first reference signal in accordance with the first number of REs and a first precoding in a first subframe, receiving, by the first network node, from the first UE, a report indicating a first MCS in accordance with a level of signal and interference measured by the first UE, wherein the measurement is restricted to the first reference signal, and transmitting, by the first network node, a first data with the indicated first MCS and the first precoding in a second subframe, the first data being transmitted on a second number of REs in the first set of RBs in the second subframe.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for a multi-cell full-dimension MIMO system
Patent No. 10200170 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Jianzhong Zhang (Plano, TX), Li Guo (Allen, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15430338 on 02/10/2017 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for interference reduction of a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system. The method comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), configuration information comprising a set of different transmission parameters for cells of a multi-cell full dimension multi-input multi-output (MC FD-MIMO) system, determining a type of sounding reference signal (SRS) based on the configuration information, and transmitting, to the BS, an SRS based on the configuration information over at least one of a predetermined or a configured multi-cell SRS (MC SRS) resources configured by the BS, wherein the SRS includes a set of SRS sequences.

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


Frequency diversity modulation system and method
Patent No. 10200171 

Inventor(s): Anuj Batra (Dallas, TX), Il Han Kim (Allen, TX), Jing Lin (Austin, TX), Tarkesh Pande (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15651132 on 07/17/2017 (568 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of encoding a first bit and a second bit for transmission on a transmission band is provided. The method includes: mapping, via a mapping component, the first bit and the second bit into a first symbol; mapping, via the mapping component, the first bit and the second bit into a second symbol; dividing, via a dividing component, the transmission band into subcarriers; allocating, via an allocating component, the first symbol to a first subcarrier of the subcarriers; allocating, via the allocating component, the second symbol to a second subcarrier of the subcarriers; and differentially encoding, via a differential encoder, the first symbol and the second symbol.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Software-defined network for temporal label switched path tunnels
Patent No. 10200280 

Inventor(s): Huaimo Chen (Bolton, MA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15178151 on 06/09/2016 (971 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by a temporal tunnel service (TTS) controller, comprising computing a path in a network for a temporal label switched path (LSP), wherein the path satisfies a network constraint in a time interval comprising a predetermined start time and a predetermined end time, reserving, at a current time prior to the predetermined start time, a network resource along the path computed for the temporal LSP, wherein the network resource is reserved for the temporal LSP to carry traffic in the time interval, and creating the temporal LSP in the network by sending a route configuration instruction to each node along the path of the temporal LSP.

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


Dynamically offloading flows from a service chain
Patent No. 10200293 

Inventor(s): Hong Zhang (Palo Alto, CA), Louis Fourie (Pleasanton, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14884523 on 10/15/2015 (1209 days app to issue)

Abstract: Dynamically by-passing a service function instance on a service chain after the service function instance has processed the first few packets of a traffic flow may improve the overall processing efficiency of the service chain. When using a control plane mechanism, a service function instance communicates a by-pass indication to a control plane entity to prompt the control plane entity to re-route remaining portions of the traffic flow around the service function instance. When using a data plane mechanism, a service function instance includes a by-pass indication in a service chain header (SCH) of a packet in a traffic flow, and forwards the packet to a data plane entity. The by-pass indication will prompt the data plane entity to re-route remaining portions of the traffic flow around the service function instance.

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


Systems and methods for controlling secure persistent electronic communication account servicing with an intelligent assistant
Patent No. 10200314 

Inventor(s): Srinaath Thyagarajan (Mckinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICE, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Troutman Sanders LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16026353 on 07/03/2018 (217 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed technology includes systems and methods for controlling enrollment and secure persistent SMS texting account servicing communications. A method is provided that includes receiving, at an enrollment web portal, enrollment data including: enrollment credentials identifying a user for authentication, a phone number of a mobile device associated with the user, and consent by the user to persistently interact with an account servicing system via SMS texting. The method includes: processing the received enrollment data, authenticating the user responsive to processing the received enrollment data, storing the phone number of the mobile device associated with the user in a phone number data storage, and generating, responsive to the authenticating, a revocable token for persistent access to a natural dialog module via a SMS texting gateway for the mobile device identified by the phone number.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Homomorphic encryption in a healthcare network environment, system and methods
Patent No. 10200347 

Inventor(s): Harsh Kupwade-Patil (Plano, TX), Ravi Seshadri (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NANTHEALTH, INC. (Culver city, CA)
Law Firm: Stetina Brunda Garred and Brucker (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15727494 on 10/06/2017 (487 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for homomorphic encryption in a healthcare network environment is provided and includes receiving digital data over the healthcare network at a data custodian server in a plurality of formats from various data sources, encrypting the data according to a homomorphic encryption scheme, receiving a query at the data custodian server from a data consumer device concerning a portion of the encrypted data, initiating a secure homomorphic work session between the data custodian server and the data consumer device, generating a homomorphic work space associated with the homomorphic work session, compiling, by the data custodian server, a results set satisfying the query, loading the results set into the homomorphic work space, and building an application programming interface (API) compatible with the results set, the API facilitating encrypted analysis on the results set in the homomorphic work space.

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


System for providing layered security
Patent No. 10200380 

Inventor(s): Steven Belz (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Akerman LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14971171 on 12/16/2015 (1147 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for providing layered security is disclosed. In particular, the system may include determining a state of a first device of a device ecosystem and a state of a second device of the device ecosystem. Based on the states of the first and second devices, the system may include calculating a confidence score for the device ecosystem. If the confidence score satisfies a threshold score for enabling access to a selected system, the system may include transmitting an access code to the device ecosystem. Based on the access code, the system may enable the device ecosystem to access the selected system. If, however, the confidence score does not satisfy the threshold score, the system may include requiring the device ecosystem to provide additional authentication information in order to access the selected system.

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


Flexible telematics system and method for providing telematics to a vehicle
Patent No. 10200520 

Inventor(s): Robert Orson Ellingson (Grapevine, TX), Tod Farrell (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15947159 on 04/06/2018 (305 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for providing telematics to a vehicle includes an integrated communication device having a list with mobile communication devices and periodically sending at least a portion of the list including a phone number of a currently paired mobile device. A telematics component communicates with the integrated device and has a data pump sending out information and/or requests for information and receives and sends the list portion. An off-site telematics information provider receives the information and/or requests and the list portion. When the information or the request for information is received, the integrated device and/or the provider decides whether to send a response and, if sending the response, where to send a response and what to send as the response. When the response is sent, the integrated device and/or the provider automatically sends the response to the data pump for use by the telematics component at the vehicle.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Methods and systems for masking multimedia data
Patent No. 10200695 

Inventor(s): Kumar Desappan (Bangalore, , IN), Piyali Goswami (Bangalore, , IN), Yashwant Dutt (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15063234 on 03/07/2016 (1065 days app to issue)

Abstract: Several methods and systems for masking multimedia data are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for masking includes performing a prediction for at least one multimedia data block based on a prediction mode of a plurality of prediction modes. The at least one multimedia data block is associated with a region of interest (ROI). A residual multimedia data associated with the at least one multimedia data block is generated based on the prediction. A quantization of the residual multimedia data is performed based on a quantization parameter (QP) value. The QP value is variable such that varying the QP value controls a degree of masking of the ROI.

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


Method and apparatus for a low complexity transform unit partitioning structure for HEVC
Patent No. 10200718 

Inventor(s): Minhua Zhou (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14577865 on 12/19/2014 (1509 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for a low complexity transform unit partitioning structure for High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC). The method includes determining prediction unit size of a coding unit, and setting the size of transform unit size of Y, U and V according to the prediction unit size of the coding unit.

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


Method and apparatus for classifying and transmitting data from an event
Patent No. 10200722 

Inventor(s): Nic Salomon (Dallas, TX), Stephen Wharton (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): SKYCAM, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Schroeder Intellectual Property Law Group, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14108563 on 12/17/2013 (1876 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device and method for collecting data from an event and retransmitting same with high value portions of the data identified. Low value portions of the data from the event are identified so, if desired, they may be removed and replaced by other data, such as stats from the event, stats from other events, and trivia relevant to the event. Indications alert end users that the data signal is returning to high value portions.

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


Optimized short message transport
Patent No. 10200841 

Inventor(s): Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15679927 on 08/17/2017 (537 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for transferring data using optimized short message transport includes receiving at a first network node an attach request message. The attach request message includes short-message data. The first network node receives from a second network node a short-message data response message. The short-message data response message includes at least one of an address for a short message service center, an indication that indicates no mobile-terminated message is pending for the UE, or a short-message entity destination address.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for auto-pair via a plurality of protocols
Patent No. 10200849 

Inventor(s): Luke D. Heide (Plymouth, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15880899 on 01/26/2018 (375 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for auto-pairing using a plurality of protocols are described. One embodiment of a system includes an environment computing device that includes a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) hardware component for facilitating communication via a BLE protocol. The environment computing device may also include a Bluetooth classic hardware component for facilitating communication via a Bluetooth classic protocol and a memory component that stores logic. When the logic is executed by the environment computing device, the environment computing device may establish, via the BLE hardware component, a BLE connection with a user device, may receive a message via the BLE connection to turn on a Bluetooth classic discover mode, and may establish a Bluetooth classic connection with the user device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Reconfigurable single and multi-sector cell site system
Patent No. 10200881 

Inventor(s): Matthew Thomas Melester (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Andrew Wireless Systems GmbH (Buchdorf, , DE)
Law Firm: Fogg Powers LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15638907 on 06/30/2017 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: A telecommunications system is provided that is controllably operable as a sectorized antenna system and as an omnidirectional antenna system without requiring hardware reconfiguration. The telecommunications system includes a phase correlation measurement unit that can be between a sectorized antenna sub-system and a remotely located RF source site. The phase correlation measurement unit can be coupled to the RF source site over at least one feed line. The phase correlation measurement unit can output signals for controlling a phase shifter at the RF source site for phase shifting downlink signals and for causing operation of the sectorized antenna sub-system as an omnidirectional antenna sub-system. In a sectorized operation mode, the phase correlation measurement unit and the phase shifter can be inactivated.

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


Radio access network (RAN) transport evolved packet core (EPC) synergy
Patent No. 10200883 

Inventor(s): Meir Cohen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14912729 on 08/19/2013 (1996 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for signaling support that define an open and extensible end-to-end network architecture. One method includes extracting, by an interface to a base station system, real-time and context related information from a radio access network, and transmitting the extracted real-time and context related information to an interface to a transport system.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Analytics-assisted, multi-agents, self-learning, self-managing, flexible and adaptive framework for intelligent SON
Patent No. 10200884 

Inventor(s): Jin Yang (Bridgewater, NJ), Yongxi Tan (Hillsborough, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14994942 on 01/13/2016 (1119 days app to issue)

Abstract: The strengths of alternative self-organizing-network (SON) techniques can be leveraged by deriving a compromise result from alternative results generated by the respective SON techniques. In particular, the compromise result may be derived from the alternative results based on reputations assigned to alternative SON techniques used to generate the respective results. The compromise result may be calculated based on weighted averages of the alternative results (e.g., solutions, diagnoses, predicted values, etc.), or on weighted averages of parameters specified by the alternative results (e.g., parameter adjustments, underlying causes, KPI values, etc.). In such an embodiment, the weights applied to the alternative results may be based on the reputations of the corresponding SON techniques used to generate the respective alternative results.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Methods, apparatus, a system, and a related computer program product for activation and deactivation of bearers
Patent No. 10200908 

Inventor(s): Devaki Chandramouli (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14124861 on 06/16/2011 (2791 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, system and computer program product for activation and/or deactivation of bearers for a group of devices are disclosed. The method comprises receiving an attach request for a device belonging to a group of devices, obtaining an identity of the group of devices, allocating a first bearer identity for the group of devices, and sending the identity of the group and the first bearer identity to a first network element, wherein the first network element is involved in transmission of user data of the group of devices.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Controlling mobile device calls, text messages and data usage while operating a motor vehicle
Patent No. 10200935 

Inventor(s): Andrew Silver (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TANGO NETWORKS, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15866131 on 01/09/2018 (392 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are an system and method of regulating mobile device communications while operating a motor vehicle. One example method may include determining a speed event indicating that a speed of the motor vehicle has performed at least one of exceeded a first threshold above which mobile device usage restriction policies are invoked and fallen below a second threshold allowing the mobile device restriction policies to be removed. The first threshold may be equal to or greater than the second threshold. As a result of obtaining the speed event, the method may also provide transmitting the speed event to a remote edge gateway server located remotely from the motor vehicle, which stores the speed event for reference purposes when determining a policy for routing a particular mobile device call, text message and/or mobile data session.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Hybrid ARQ schemes with soft combining in variable rate packet data applications
Patent No. 10200978 

Inventor(s): Shalini Periyalwar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert Goetzel, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15657509 on 07/24/2017 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for transmitting high speed data on fixed rate and for variable rate channels. The system and method provides the flexibility of adjusting the data rate, the coding rate, and the nature of individual retransmissions. Further, the system and method supports partial soft combining of retransmitted data with previously transmitted data, supports parity bit selection for successive retransmissions, and supports various combinations of data rate variations, coding rate variations, and partial data transmissions.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for avoiding in-device coexistence interference with preferred frequency notification
Patent No. 10200980 

Inventor(s): Changhoi Koo (Plano, TX), Jun Li (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15644416 on 07/07/2017 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system and device are provided for avoiding in-device coexistence interference between different radio technologies deployed in adjacent bands on the same device by providing preferred frequency solutions for the in-device coexistence system.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Wireless communication control channel apparatus and method
Patent No. 10200984 

Inventor(s): Bingyu Qu (Schaumburg, IL), Philippe Sartori (Algonquin, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: FutureWei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15225581 on 08/01/2016 (918 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method for control channel transmission in a wireless network are disclosed. A disclosure is provided with at least one resource block (RB) including a first control channel element associated with a first antenna port (AP) and a second control channel element associated with a second AP. The first and second control channel elements might be used for transmission of a single control channel, and a first reference signal sequence associated with one of the first AP and the second AP is selected for transmission of the single control channel based on a control channel element index value, such that a resource element of the at least one RB can be detected to decode the first control channel element and the second control channel element.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Watertight sealing apparatus and method for electronic enclosure
Patent No. 10201106 

Inventor(s): Jory Sprowl (Wolfe City, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX), Roy Perryman (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14320486 on 06/30/2014 (1681 days app to issue)

Abstract: An enclosure with a substantially continuous seal about its perimeter for protecting electronic components of a model vehicle, comprising a housing with one or more walls at least partially surrounding the electronic components, a cover having one or more walls surrounding the perimeter of the housing, and one or more seal members interposed between the housing perimeter walls and the cover perimeter walls, wherein the cover perimeter walls are configured to contact the seal members against the housing perimeter walls to create a watertight barrier configured to provide protection ranging from water-resistant to waterproof.

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


DESIGN PATENTS

Pendant stand
Patent No. D839642 

Inventor(s): John G. Fischer (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Tooth Fairy Designs, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Scheef Stone, L.L.P. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29666820 on 10/16/2018 (112 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Bottle
Patent No. D839742 

Inventor(s): Matthew L. Phillips (Litchfield, CT), Robert H. Bruno (Avon, CT)
Assignee(s): GARGLE WATER, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Blue Filament Laww PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29614882 on 08/24/2017 (530 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Wind deflector
Patent No. D839805 

Inventor(s): Stephen Pennington (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): King Penn Industries, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29570771 on 07/12/2016 (938 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


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Patent No. D839957 

Inventor(s): Dennis Scott Rayfield (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29567528 on 06/09/2016 (971 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Writing instrument
Patent No. D839959 

Inventor(s): Enmin Zhang (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Riteline LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29589835 on 01/04/2017 (762 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Writing instrument
Patent No. D839960 

Inventor(s): Enmin Zhang (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Riteline LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29586760 on 12/06/2016 (791 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Injection targeting device
Patent No. D840027 

Inventor(s): Arthur Deptala (Santee, CA), David Stroup (Santee, CA), Jonas Cochran (Santee, CA)
Assignee(s): Helios Medical Ventures LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Larson Anderson, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29623204 on 10/23/2017 (470 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Interbody fusion implant
Patent No. D840036 

Inventor(s): Jason Tinley (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): HD LifeSciences LLC (Woburn, MA)
Law Firm: Law Offices of Daniel A. Tesler, LLC (Local + 295 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29613161 on 08/08/2017 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Diagnostic analyzer
Patent No. D840048 

Inventor(s): Christina A Barton (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): ABBOTT LABORATORIES (Abbott Park, IL)
Law Firm: McAndrews, Held Malloy, Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29626032 on 11/14/2017 (448 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Lighting device
Patent No. D840070 

Inventor(s): Steven Cramer (Redmond, WA)
Assignee(s): Alliance Sports Group, L.P. (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: Thorpe North Western LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29554551 on 02/12/2016 (1089 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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