Dallas Invents: 125 Patents Granted for Week of Jan. 29

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 13 for patents out of 250 metros.


Patents granted include:
• Sensogram Technologies’ finger tip scanner

• Phazr’s 5G radio system

• Rain Bird’s volumetric budget-based irrigation control

• Samsung’s video editing using contextual data

• V-Moda’s method of identifying authentic vs. counterfeit products

[Image: Wildpixel/istockphoto]

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 Jan. 29, 2019 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

125 patents granted    Ranked No. 13 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas) 16
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 11
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 7
Sandisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 4
CPG Technologies LLC (Italy) 3
Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson) 2

Unassigned 6


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Michael D. Irwin (Dallas) 2
Srinath Ramaswamy (Murphy) 2


FIRST SEEN 
(EXAMPLES OF COMPANIES THAT MAY BE ORIGINATING A PATENT IN DFW FOR THE FIRST TIME.)
SOURCE: PATENT INDEX

Alliance Sports Group I.P.
Patent No. 10188091
Portable Light And Insect Extermination Device

Great Divide Media
Patent No. D0839286
Display Screen With Transitional Graphical User Interface

Nxgen Iprtners
Patent No.: 10193611
Systems And Methods For Focusing Beams With Mode Division Multiplexing

Omega Switching Systems
Patent No. 10193829
Indefinitely Expandable High-capacity Data Switch

Radical Transport
Patent No. D0839132
Wheeled Vehicle

Raz Imports
Patent No. D0839463
Snow Globe Lantern

Traxxas
Patent No.: D0839363
Shock Tower for a Model Vehicle


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

225 days
Method And Apparatus To Model And Monitor Time Dependent Dielectric Breakdown In Multi-field Plate Gallium Nitride Devices
Patent No. 10192799
Assignee: Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)
Inventors: Dong Seup Lee (McKinney), Jungwoo Joh (Allen), Sameer Pendharkar (Allen)

3,667 days
Method And Apparatus For Scheduling Multimedia Streams Over A Wireless Broadcast Channel
Patent No. 10193655
Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano)
Inventors: Patrick Hosein (San Diego), Thawatt Gopal (San Diego)


Don’t miss Dallas Invents: Sign up for the Dallas Innovates e-newsletter. Patent information is provided by Joe Chiarella, founder of patent analytics company Patent Index and publisher of The Inventiveness Index

For additional details on the patents granted below, search the USPTO Patent Full-Text and Image Database


UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

System and methodology for culturing cochineal insects on an artificial medium
Patent No. 10188085 

Inventor(s): Constance M. Hendrickson (Irving, TX), Denise Lynn Merkle (Ft. Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): SciConsult, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Fortkort Houston PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15299344 on 10/20/2016 (831 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided for culturing cochineal insects. In accordance with the method, a medium is created ([b]101[/b]-[b]109[/b]) from a mixture comprising a plant or cactus additive and a polymeric material. The medium is then inoculated ([b]111[/b]) with a species selected from the group consisting of the genus [i]Dactylopius. [/i]

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


Portable light and insect extermination device
Patent No. 10188091 

Inventor(s): Gregory Lee Horne (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): alliance sports group, I.p. (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: Thorpe North Western LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15995426 on 06/01/2018 (242 days app to issue)

Abstract: A handheld lighting apparatus is disclosed having a top housing coupled to a first light source and an electrical grid configured to distribute a quantity of electricity to an object that contacts adjacent portions of the grid. The top housing is slidably mounted to a bottom housing having a cavity therein, the cavity being configured to receive the electrical grid assembly therein. The first light source emits light ranging from about 400 nm to about 720 nm in a first mode and light ranging from about 315 nm to about 400 nm in a second mode. A second light source is disposed about the bottom housing configured to propagate light in a direction that is parallel to a longitudinal direction of the lighting apparatus.

[A01M] CATCHING, TRAPPING OR SCARING OF ANIMALS (appliances for catching swarms or drone-catching A01K 57/00; fishing A01K 69/00-A01K 97/00; biocides, pest repellants or attractants A01N); APPARATUS FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF NOXIOUS ANIMALS OR NOXIOUS PLANTS


Double-threaded bone screw
Patent No. 10188430 

Inventor(s): Andrew Clavenna (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CLARIANCE (Beaurains, , FR)
Law Firm: Young Thompson (32 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15350588 on 11/14/2016 (806 days app to issue)

Abstract: A discontinuously double-threaded bone screw includes a drive head and anchoring body consisting of a cylindro-conical core over which extend at least two cylindro-conical threads, the anchoring body including anchoring portions of different profiles, ensuring an anchoring corresponding to different bone hardnesses and strengths, the anchoring body including, below the drive head, a first anchoring portion with a conical core and two threads with cylindrical profile and identical pitch, a second anchoring portion with a cylindrical core and a single cylindrical thread over turn, a third anchoring portion with a cylindrical core and two threads with cylindrical profile over turn, a fourth anchoring portion including a cylindrical core and a single thread with cylindrical profile n turn based on total length of the bone screw, and a fifth anchoring portion including a conical core and two threads with conical profile forming the tip of the bone screw.

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


Laser-assisted machining (LAM) of hard tissues and bones
Patent No. 10188519 

Inventor(s): Narendra B Dahotre (Denton, TX), Soundarapandia Santhanakrishnan (Madurai, , IN)
Assignee(s): UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS (Denton, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15174747 on 06/06/2016 (967 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method for laser-assisted machining (LAM) of bone without raising the temperature of the surrounding bone is discussed. The method of LAM of bone involves determining a target bone needing to be machined and then scanning a high power density laser beam along the bone at a machining rate that produces low-heat affected zones (HAZ) on the target bone. The process and apparatus is advantageous over conventional technologies because it provides a chemically clean, coherent, and monochromatic beam to the region to be machined.

[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]


Devices and methods for reshaping cartilage structures
Patent No. 10188553 

Inventor(s): Pascal Servell (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Chondrocyte, LLC (Henderson, NV)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15344961 on 11/07/2016 (813 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described are methods of reshaping a cartilage structure. One such method comprises creating a virtual three dimensional image of the cartilage structure; manipulating the virtual three dimensional image of the cartilage structure so as to obtain a virtual three dimensional image of a desired final shape of the cartilage structure; creating a virtual prototype of a device to hold the cartilage structure in the desired final shape of the cartilage structure; manufacturing the device; lasing the cartilage structure; and fitting the manufactured device to the cartilage structure (e.g., ear).

[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 providing environment information using an unmanned vehicle
Patent No. 10188580 

Inventor(s): Allison Thackston (San Jose, CA), Christopher P. Lee (Campbell, CA), Rajiv Dayal (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15150248 on 05/09/2016 (995 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for providing, to a user, navigation directions to a point of interest. The system includes a device having an output unit configured to output the navigation directions to the point of interest. The device is configured to communicate, to an unmanned vehicle, a point of interest identification. The system also includes the unmanned vehicle having a camera configured to detect image data. The unmanned vehicle is configured to determine whether the point of interest identification is detected from the image data. The unmanned vehicle is also configured to determine a point of interest location when the point of interest identification is detected from the image data. The unmanned vehicle is also configured to determine point of interest navigation data based on the point of interest location. The unmanned vehicle is also configured to communicate, to the device, the point of interest navigation data.

[A61H] PHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY (electrotherapy, magnetotherapy, radiation therapy, ultrasound therapy A61N)


Multi-purpose cosmetic compositions
Patent No. 10188595 

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: 15073300 on 03/17/2016 (1048 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for applying a composition to skin is disclosed. The method can include topically applying to skin a composition that includes an effective amount of [i]Silybum marianum [/i]extract and [i]Momordica grosvenori [/i]fruit extract, wherein the [i]Silybum marianum [/i]extract is a hydroalcoholic extract and the [i]Momordica grosvenori [/i]fruit extract is a hydroglycolic extract.

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


Computerized oral prescription administration devices and associated systems and methods
Patent No. 10188840 

Inventor(s): Christy Corey (Fishers, IN), Susan B. Owen (Dallas, TX), Thomas M. Rouse (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Berkshire Biomedical, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15674046 on 08/10/2017 (537 days app to issue)

Abstract: Computerized oral prescription administration (COPA) devices, systems, and methods are provided. In one embodiment, a method of assembling a substance dispensing device includes forming a mouthpiece including a recess customized to match with an intended user”s unique dentition; coupling a sensing element to the recess of the mouthpiece, the sensing element configured to determine if the intended user”s unique dentition is positioned within the recess of the mouthpiece; and coupling a substance dispensing unit to the mouthpiece, wherein the substance dispensing unit is in communication with the sensing element and configured to dispense a substance to the intended user in response to the sensing element determining that the intended user”s unique dentition is positioned within the recess.

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


Lead identification system
Patent No. 10188857 

Inventor(s): Elliot W. Bridgeman (Big Lake, MN), James Finley (Minneapolis, MN), Jesse Geroy (Ham Lake, MN), John M. Swoyer (Andover, MN), Lawrence Kane (Roseville, MN), Richard North (Baltimore, MD), Scott F. Drees (Dallas, TX),
Assignee(s): Nuvectra Corporation (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15183878 on 06/16/2016 (957 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a lead identification system includes a first set of first lead indicators and a second set of second lead indicators. Each of the first lead indicators is configured to removably attach to at least one of a first therapy delivery element, a first epidural needle, or a first connector to uniquely identify at least one of the first therapy delivery element, the first epidural needle, or the first connector during implantation of the first therapy delivery element in the patient. Each of the second lead indicators is configured to removably attach to at least one of a second therapy delivery element, a second epidural needle, or a second connector to uniquely identify at least one of the second therapy delivery element, the second epidural needle, or the second connector during implantation of the second therapy delivery element in the patient.

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


Systems and methods of combined tonic DBS and random DBS
Patent No. 10188865 

Inventor(s): Filippo Agnesi (Plano, TX), Lalit Venkatesan (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): PACESETTER, INC. (Sylmar, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15183478 on 06/15/2016 (958 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for combining tonic deep brain stimulation (DBS) and random DBS. A system includes a stimulation lead including a plurality of contacts, and an implantable pulse generator (IPG) communicatively coupled to the stimulation lead and configured to cause tonic stimulation to be delivered using one contact of the plurality of contacts, and cause random stimulation to be delivered using a subset of the remaining contacts of the plurality of contacts.

[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]


Action or position triggers in a game play mode
Patent No. 10188938 

Inventor(s): Carey Leigh Lotzer (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): Open Invention Network LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15784154 on 10/15/2017 (471 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium that, in one embodiment, interprets a user motion sequence comprises beginning a session, capturing the user motion sequence via a motion capturing device during the session, processing, via a processor, the user motion sequence into a predetermined data format, comparing the processed user motion sequence to at least one predetermined motion sequence stored in a database and determining whether to perform at least one of interpreting the user motion sequence as a universal command and registering the user motion sequence as a new command.

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


System and method for clinical strategy for therapeutic pharmacies
Patent No. 10192034 

Inventor(s): Roger W. Anderson (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Express Scripts Strategic Development, Inc. (St. Louis, MO)
Law Firm: Husch Blackwell LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13932689 on 07/01/2013 (2038 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of distributing pharmaceutical prescriptions within a network of pharmacies based on the review of prescription claim data and patient medical state to enable stratification of patients, wherein each pharmacy within the network has been established to handle one or more particular patient medical states.

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


 

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

Nozzle system and method
Patent No. 10189034 

Inventor(s): Seiji Endo (Gyoda, , JP)
Assignee(s): Dehn”s Innovations, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert Goetzel, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15293987 on 10/14/2016 (837 days app to issue)

Abstract: Spray nozzle systems and methods of use are described herein. The spray nozzle system may include a stationary tube, a rigid rotor, and a sub-medium supply source. The stationary tube may be in fluid communication with a pressurized air source. The substantially rigid rotor is in fluid communication with the pressurized air source. The substantially rigid rotor includes a substantially rigid conduit that is in fluid communication with the passages of the stationary tube and the rotor. A portion of the conduit is substantially arched such that an outlet of the conduit is offset a radial distance in a radial direction from the rotor axis. Pressurized air ejected from the outlet produces directional components of the pressurized air in the direction of rotation about the rotor axis; and during use, the pressurized air rotates the rotor and sucks sub-medium from the sub-medium supply source into the stationary tube passage.

[B05B] SPRAYING APPARATUS; ATOMISING APPARATUS; NOZZLES (spray-mixers with nozzles B01F 5/20; processes for applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces by spraying B05D) [2]


Coasting guidance timing and drive force adjustment
Patent No. 10189453 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Bulpitt (Los Angeles, CA), Joshua D. Payne (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15286439 on 10/05/2016 (846 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for adjusting coasting guidance and control. The coasting guidance system includes a user interface for displaying coasting information. The coasting guidance system includes an electronic control unit coupled to the user interface and configured to determine a location of a stop event. The electronic control unit is configured to determine a braking location and a target speed based on the location of the stop event. The electronic control unit is configured to determine an ideal coasting location based on the braking location and determine an actual coasting location. The actual coasting location is where the driver begins coasting. The electronic control unit is configured to control a deceleration drive force of the vehicle to decelerate the vehicle to the target speed at the braking location based on the braking location, the actual coasting location and the ideal coasting location.

[B60T] VEHICLE BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEMS OR PARTS THEREOF; BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEMS OR PARTS THEREOF, IN GENERAL (control of electrodynamic brake systems B60L 7/00; conjoint control of brakes and other drive units of vehicles B60W); ARRANGEMENT OF BRAKING ELEMENTS ON VEHICLES IN GENERAL; PORTABLE DEVICES FOR PREVENTING UNWANTED MOVEMENT OF VEHICLES; VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS TO FACILITATE COOLING OF BRAKES [2006.01]


Railcar with nested sliding gates
Patent No. 10189486 

Inventor(s): Andrew Brown (Plano, TX), Kenneth W. Huck (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): Trinity North American Freight Car, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15406465 on 01/13/2017 (746 days app to issue)

Abstract: A railcar system that includes a railcar and a nested sliding gate assembly disposed within the railcar. The nested sliding gate assembly includes an upper deck, a lower deck, and a driving system. The upper deck has a plurality of holes. The lower deck is positioned below the upper deck and has a plurality of discharge ports. The driving system positions the lower deck in a first position with respect to the upper deck, where the holes of the upper deck and the discharge ports of the lower deck do not align when the lower deck is in the first position. The driving system also positions the lower deck in a second position with respect to the upper deck, where the holes of the upper deck and the discharge ports of the lower deck at least partially align when the lower deck is in the second position.

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


Roof sensor housing assemblies that conceal one or more sensors and vehicles incorporating the same
Patent No. 10189506 

Inventor(s): Crystal J. Mink (South Lyon, MI), Jaime N. Moore (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15231040 on 08/08/2016 (904 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a roof assembly including a roof outer panel having an outer facing surface and a sensor housing recess that extends below the outer facing surface. The sensor housing recess extends in a vehicle longitudinal direction between a front windshield and a rear windshield. A roof sensor housing assembly is mounted to the roof outer panel and extends along a length of the sensor housing recess. The roof sensor housing assembly includes a sensor housing structure that is mounted to the roof outer panel forming a sensor housing volume therebetween. The sensor housing structure extends at least partially above the outer facing surface of the outer roof panel. The sensor housing structure includes a transmission region that has increased transmittance therethrough compared to surrounding regions of the sensor housing structure. A vehicle sensor is located within the sensor housing volume that receives electromagnetic energy through the transmission region and provides a signal that is indicative of an environmental characteristic.

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


Stake pocket insert
Patent No. 10189510 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Higgins (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15660048 on 07/26/2017 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stake pocket insert is structured to be positionable in a stake pocket of a vehicle cargo bed side wall. The stake pocket insert includes a stake receptacle defining a stake-receiving cavity and a mounting member secured to the stake receptacle and structured to define an opening leading from an exterior of the stake pocket insert into the stake-receiving cavity. A stake securement mechanism is mounted along a first portion of the stake pocket insert. The stake securement mechanism is structured to be operable to press against a stake positioned in the stake-receiving cavity so as to bias the stake against a bearing surface, thereby securing the stake within the stake receptacle between the stake securement mechanism and the bearing surface.

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


Method and apparatus for distributing articles in a storage compartment
Patent No. 10189646 

Inventor(s): Henrik Pape (Horsens, , DK)
Assignee(s): REDDY ICE TECHNOLOGY LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15201895 on 07/05/2016 (938 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method for distributing articles made by series production is configured to deliver articles to selected storage positions in side-by-side rows of adjacent storage positions for stacked articles in a storage compartment. After selection of a storage position, a transport platform movably mounted on a horizontally movable carriage above the rows is driven to a location above the selected storage position with the platform moved between two possible positions for dispensing articles into the respective rows, an article conveyor on the platform is actuated to transport the article off the platform into the underlying storage position, where it is stacked on top of any previously stacked articles, and the platform is driven back to a start position to receive the next article. The procedure is repeated to distribute subsequent articles to selected storage positions in the storage area.

[B65G] TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS (packaging B65B; handling thin or filamentary materials, e.g. paper sheets or thread, B65H; cranes B66C; portable or mobile lifting or hauling appliances, e.g. hoists, B66D; devices for lifting or lowering goods for loading or unloading purposes, e.g. fork-lift trucks, B66F 9/00; emptying bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels or similar containers, not otherwise provided for, B67C 9/00; delivering or transferring liquids B67D; filling or discharging vessels for liquefied, solidified or compressed gases F17C; pipe-line systems for fluids F17D)


Flexible sheet, thermally conductive component, electrically conductive component, antistatic component, heating element, electromagnetic wave shield, and method of producing flexible sheet
Patent No. 10189971 

Inventor(s): Kanzan Inoue (Richardson, TX), Marcio D. Lima (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Finch Maloney PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15915608 on 03/08/2018 (327 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flexible sheet comprising a composite sheet, the composite sheet comprising a binder and an aggregate containing a plurality of carbon nanotubes that is disposed in the binder, wherein the aggregate is formed as a waveform structure travelling along a single direction in a plane of the composite sheet, is provided. The disclosed flexible sheets may be used as thermally conductive components, electrically conductive components, antistatic components, electromagnetic wave shields, and/or heating elements, in addition to other possible uses.

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


Gearbox lubrication system
Patent No. 10190672 

Inventor(s): Ryan T. Ehinger (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15089671 on 04/04/2016 (1030 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one embodiment, a rotorcraft includes a body, a rotor blade, a drive system that can be operated to rotate the rotor blade, and an emergency valve control unit. The drive system contains a first gearbox assembly, a second gearbox assembly, a first lubrication system that can deliver lubricant to the first gearbox assembly, and a second lubrication system that can deliver lubricant to the second gearbox assembly. The drive system also contains an emergency valve that can be opened to deliver lubricant from the first lubrication system to the second gearbox assembly. The emergency valve control unit can instruct the emergency valve to open.

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


Elastomeric gel body gasket having a substantially incompressible skeleton, a method of making and using the same
Patent No. 10190688 

Inventor(s): Jeff Busby (Millsap, TX), Kent Boomer (Aledo, TX), Matt Boyd (Fort Worth, TX), Michael Dry (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): THE PATENT WELL LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker, LLP (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14937224 on 11/10/2015 (1176 days app to issue)

Abstract: Gaskets, including aircraft gaskets, are disclosed, the gaskets having an elastomeric gel body and substantially incompressible skeletons. The bodies may be pliable and deformable and, in one example, may be comprised of a two-part chemically cured polyurethane that sets up as a gel after mixing with the web so that it is fully integral with the web and so that there is substantially no air bubbles or air pockets left in the web. The web may be a regular shaped web and made of nylon.

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


 

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

Hair color stain remover and method of use
Patent No. 10188597 

Inventor(s): Kamakshi Kata (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15908694 on 02/28/2018 (335 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hair color stain remover formula, having by volume about 67.9999% Witch Hazel Extract; about 20.0% Glycerin; about 8.8% Distilled Water; about 3.0% Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate; about 0.1% Potassium Sorbate; about 0.1% Sodium Benzoate; and about 0.0001% Green Tea Extract.

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


Ulcerative colitis (UC)-associated colorectal neoplasia markers
Patent No. 10190174 

Inventor(s): Ajay Goel (Dallas, TX), C. Richard Boland (Dallas, TX), Yoshinaga Okugawa (Mie, , JP), Yuji Toiyama (Mie, , JP)
Assignee(s): Baylor Research Institute (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15672778 on 08/09/2017 (538 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments provide methods and compositions related to detecting neoplasia in ulcerative colitis patients by detection and analysis of the methylation state of miR-1, -9, -124, miR-137 and/or miR-34b/c in samples from UC patients.

[C12Q] MEASURING OR TESTING PROCESSES INVOLVING ENZYMES OR MICROORGANISMS (immunoassay G01N 33/53); COMPOSITIONS OR TEST PAPERS THEREFOR; PROCESSES OF PREPARING SUCH COMPOSITIONS; CONDITION-RESPONSIVE CONTROL IN MICROBIOLOGICAL OR ENZYMOLOGICAL PROCESSES [3]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Downhole tools comprising sealing elements composed of elastomer and anhydrous acid particles
Patent No. 10190385 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary William Walton (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15106435 on 02/01/2016 (1093 days app to issue)

Abstract: Downhole tools, and methods and systems related thereto, comprising a body; and at least one sealing element composed of an elastomer and anhydrous acid particles, and wherein at least a portion of the sealing element hydrolytically degrades in a wellbore environment. The anhydrous acid particles hydrolyze to form an acid that accelerates degradation of the sealing element.

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


 

M E C H A N I C A L  E N G I N E E R I N G
LIGHTING | HEATING | WEAPONS | BLASTING

 

Hybrid partial and full step quadratic solver for model predictive control of diesel engine air path flow and methods of use
Patent No. 10190522 

Inventor(s): Ilya Kolmanovsky (Novi, MI), Jason R. Rodgers (Ann Arbor, MI), Mike Huang (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15185664 on 06/17/2016 (956 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for use of model predictive control (MPC) controllers utilizing hybrid, quadratic solvers to solve a linear feasibility problem corresponding to a nonlinear problem for an internal combustion engine plant such as a diesel engine air path. The MPC solves a convex, quadratic cost function having optimization variables and constraints and directs the plant per the output solutions to optimize plant operation while adhering to regulations and constraints. The problem includes a combination of iterative and direct calculations in the primal space depending on whether a partial step (iterative) or a full step (direct) is attempted. Further, primal and dual space array matrices are pre-computed and stored offline and are retrieved via use of a unique identifier associated with a specific active set for a set of constraints. Such hybrid and/or offline calculations allow for a reduction in computational power while still maintaining accuracy of solution results.

[F02D] CONTROLLING COMBUSTION ENGINES (vehicle fittings, acting on a single sub-unit only, for automatically controlling vehicle speed B60K 31/00; conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function, road vehicle drive control systems for purposes other than the control of a single sub-unit B60W; cyclically operating valves for combustion engines F01L; controlling combustion engine lubrication F01M; cooling internal-combustion engines F01P; supplying combustion engines with combustible mixtures or constituents thereof, e.g. carburettors, injection pumps, F02M; starting of combustion engines F02N; controlling of ignition F02P; controlling gas-turbine plants, jet-propulsion plants, or combustion-product engine plants, see the relevant subclasses for these plants) [2006.01]


Automatic blower control
Patent No. 10190591 

Inventor(s): Harold Gene Havard, Jr. (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14560157 on 12/04/2014 (1517 days app to issue)

Abstract: A blower unit controller and an HVAC system are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the blower unit controller includes: (1) an input configured to receive motor operating parameters, (2) an output configured to provide a motor speed control signal to an inverter, (3) a memory configured to store a mathematical model of airflow produced by a blower motor, the mathematical model being configured to relate a motor speed to the motor operating parameters and (4) a processor configured to produce the speed control signal based on the mathematical model.

[F04D] NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT PUMPS (engine fuel-injection pumps F02M; ion pumps H01J 41/12; electrodynamic pumps H02K 44/02)


Plug insert
Patent No. 10190612 

Inventor(s): Richard A. Luepke (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Reising Ethington P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13963421 on 08/09/2013 (1999 days app to issue)

Abstract: A plug insert comprising a shank configured to be removably received in a fastener hole in a panel in a position where an outer end of the plug insert is disposed adjacent an outer surface of the panel. A longitudinal cavity is disposed within the shank and a barrier is disposed on the plug insert to protect against damage and/or contamination.

[F16B] DEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS OR WEDGES; JOINTS OR JOINTING (couplings for transmitting rotation F16D)


Flexible duct system
Patent No. 10190784 

Inventor(s): Richard L Rue (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14827211 on 08/14/2015 (1264 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flexible duct system has fittings connecting sections of the flexible duct which are pulled taut between adjacent ones of the fittings. A first fitting has a first end and a second end. The second end is distally disposed from the first end and defines a second terminal end and having a second end profile. A second fitting has a forward end and a rearward end. The forward end preferably faces toward the first fitting, spaced apart from the second end of the first fitting. The forward end defines a third terminal end and a third end profile. The rearward end is distally disposed from the forward end, and defines a fourth terminal end and a fourth end profile. The end profiles preferably each include a tapered surface and a catch shoulder. The tapered surfaces circumferentially extend around a central axis of a respective end profile and face in directions which extend outward of the respective end profile with the tapered surfaces narrowing in the respective outwardly extending direction. The catch shoulders face in respective directions opposed to the outwardly extending directions and are spaced apart from respective outward terminal ends of the respective end profile to define abutments. The fittings are formed to provide Tee fittings, reducer fittings, and end caps, and include support members for securing the fittings in fixed positions. Some fittings have ends with spaced apart multiple end profiles of progressively reduced sizes with cut lines disposed between the mul

[F24F] AIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING (removing dirt or fumes from areas where they are produced B08B 15/00; vertical ducts for carrying away waste gases from buildings E04F 17/02; tops for chimneys or ventilating shafts, terminals for flues F23L 17/02)


Method of making polymeric subsonic ammunition
Patent No. 10190857 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): True Velocity IP Holdings, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14751973 on 06/26/2015 (1313 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a method of making a subsonic ammunition having a polymeric casing body having a generally cylindrical hollow polymer body having a body base at a first end thereof and a mouth at a second end to define a propellant chamber; a propellant insert positioned in the propellant chamber to reduce the internal volume of the propellant chamber, wherein the propellant chamber has an internal volume that is at least 10% less than the open internal volume of a standard casing of equivalent caliber; and a primer insert positioned in the body base and in communication with the propellant chamber.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Volumetric budget based irrigation control
Patent No. 10188050 

Inventor(s): Blake Snider (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Rain Bird Corporation (Azusa, CA)
Law Firm: Fitch, Even, Tabin Flannery LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14989771 on 01/06/2016 (1119 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present embodiments provide systems, processes and/or methods of controlling irrigation. In some embodiments, methods are provided that receive ([b]4112[/b]) water usage information corresponding to a first volumetric water usage at a site location having an irrigation controller ([b]130[/b]), wherein the first volumetric water usage corresponds to volumetric water usage from a beginning of a budget period of time to a first time within the budget period of time; determine ([b]4114[/b]) automatically whether a volumetric water budget at the site location will be met for the budget period of time based on at least the first volumetric water usage, the volumetric water budget corresponding to a specified volume of water for use during the budget period of time; determine ([b]4116[/b]) automatically, in the event the volumetric water budget will not be met, an adjustment to the irrigation by the irrigation controller; and output ([b]4118[/b]) signaling to effect the adjustment.

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


Controlling a bottom-hole assembly in a wellbore
Patent No. 10190402 

Inventor(s): Jason D. Dykstra (Carrollton, TX), Yuzhen Xue (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15114221 on 03/11/2014 (1785 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques for controlling a bottom hole assembly (BHA) include determining a first candidate BHA control signal; generating an input to a BHA control, the input comprising a perturbation signal superimposed on the first candidate BHA control signal; controlling the BHA using the input to the BHA control; determining a change in an objective value as a function of the perturbation signal, based on a received downhole sensor measurement; and generating, based on the change in the objective value, a second candidate BHA control signal.

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


Optical sensor arrangement with optical barrier for passing light emitted by light emitting device and scattered on or above an outer surface of cover
Patent No. 10190905 

Inventor(s): David Mehrl (Plano, TX), Greg Stoltz (Flower Mound, TX), Kerry Glover (Rockwall, TX), Tom Dunn (Dallas, TX), Yu Wang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ams AG (Unterpremstaetten, , AT)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15119113 on 02/13/2015 (1446 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical sensor arrangement comprises an optical barrier which is placed between a light-emitting device and a photodetector. Herein the light-emitting device and the photodetector are arranged on a first plane and are covered by a cover. The photodetector exhibits an active zone. The optical barrier exhibits an extent along a first principal axis, which is pointing parallel to the line connecting the centers of the light-emitting device and the photodetector. Herein the extent is greater than a dimension of the active zone. The optical barrier is designed to block light emitted by the light-emitting device that otherwise would be reflected by the cover by means of specular reflection and would reach the photodetector. The optical barrier is designed to pass light emitted by the light-emitting device and scattered on or above an outer surface of the cover.

[G01J] MEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY [2]


Low cost overmolded leadframe force sensor with multiple mounting positions
Patent No. 10190925 

Inventor(s): Richard Alan Davis (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Honeywell International Inc. (Morris Plains, NJ)
Law Firm: Seager Tufte Wickhem LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15212906 on 07/18/2016 (925 days app to issue)

Abstract: A force sensor includes a leadframe comprising a plurality of electrically conductive leads, a sense die coupled to the leadframe, and an encapsulant disposed over at least a portion of the leadframe and the sense die. The sense die is electrically coupled to the plurality of leads, and the plurality of leads extends from the encapsulant.

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


Method of detection and treatment of clinically significant post-prandial hyperglycemia in normoglycemic patients
Patent No. 10191032 

Inventor(s): James V. Pottala (Sioux Falls, SD), Rebecca E. Caffrey (N. Chesterfield, VA), Steve Varvel (Richmond, VA)
Assignee(s): True Health IP LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14154074 on 01/13/2014 (1842 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention relates to a method for detecting the presence of or likelihood of a patient of developing occult pancreatic beta cell dysfunction, and a method for detecting the presence of or likelihood of a patient of developing clinically significant post-prandial hyperglycemia. The methods involve (a) measuring a level of alpha-hydroxybutyrate (AHB) in a single fasting baseline biological sample of the patient; (b) comparing the level of AHB in the single fasting baseline biological sample to a reference AHB level; and (c) determining the presence of or likelihood of developing the disorder in the patient based on the comparison in step (b). An increased AHB level at fasting baseline indicates that a normoglycemic, normo-insulinemic and/or non-dyslipidemic patient has developed or has an increased likelihood of developing occult pancreatic beta cell dysfunction. An increased AHB level at fasting baseline and an elevated glucose level of at least about 155 mg/dL at 30 minutes and/or 1 hour indicates that a normoglycemic, normo-insulinemic and/or non-dyslipidemic patient has developed or has an increased likelihood of developing clinically significant post-prandial hyperglycemia.

[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)


Reagent and sample handling device for automatic testing system
Patent No. 10191072 

Inventor(s): Cordell Kay Gomm (Mansfield, TX), David Charles Arnquist (The Colony, TX), Robert Paul Luoma, II (Colleyville, TX), Ryan Patrick Johnson (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, IL)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14731060 on 06/04/2015 (1335 days app to issue)

Abstract: A handling device for samples and reagents to be used in testing in a system. Carriers of samples and reagents are loaded on a platform which detects the presence of, and proper loading of, such carriers. The carriers are moved from the platform by a transporter to a bar code reader for identification. A reagent container is rotated during reading to facilitate identification. The transporter further moves identified reagent carriers to a carousel on which the carriers automatically secured for storage awaiting use in testing. The carousel rotates, and selected reagent containers rotate on the rotating carousel, during storage.

[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)


Square-wave-based impedance analysis
Patent No. 10191097 

Inventor(s): Alan Henry Leek (Frisco, TX), Anand Ganesh Dabak (Plano, TX), Baher Haroun (Allen, TX), Charles Kasimer Sestok, IV (Dallas, TX), Domingo G. Garcia (Plano, TX), Ryan Michael Brown (Allen, TX), Srinath Ramaswamy (Murphy, TX
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15389053 on 12/22/2016 (768 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microcontroller-based system for measuring the impedance of a device under test (DUT), responsive to a square wave stimulus, includes parallel stimulus signal paths, selectable by a switch, that can correspond to different stimulus frequency ranges. At least one of the paths includes an off-chip PLL and integer divider circuit to modify the frequency of the stimulus. A discrete Fourier transform executed by a processor is used to determine the impedance of the DUT at the stimulus frequency. Multiple frequencies can be analyzed at the same time by using a summation circuit and/or by analyzing odd harmonics of the stimulus frequency.

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


Complex pore geometry modeling by continuously varying inclusions (CI) method for elastic parameter prediction using inclusion models
Patent No. 10191166 

Inventor(s): Eric Nolte (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CGG SERVICES SAS (Massy, , FR)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15417761 on 01/27/2017 (732 days app to issue)

Abstract: Predicting elastic parameters of a subsurface includes modelling changes in the shear modulus and changes in the bulk modulus of the subsurface as a combination of a host medium shear modulus and host medium bulk modulus and a plurality of inclusion shear moduli and inclusion bulk moduli. Each inclusion shear modulus and inclusion bulk modulus associated with a unique inclusion geometry. An inclusion-based rock physical model is used to solve the models for changes in shear modulus and changes in bulk modulus to predict an effective shear modulus of the subsurface and an effective bulk modulus of the subsurface.

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


Hall sensor chip with timing control
Patent No. 10191505 

Inventor(s): Ching-Yuh Tsay (Plano, TX), Khagendra Thapa (Plano, TX), Richard Robinson (Cheshire, , GB), Wen-Chia Yang (Hsinchu, , TW), Ying-Tang Cho (Zhu-Bei, , TW)
Assignee(s): Diodes Incorporated (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14929157 on 10/30/2015 (1187 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sensor device comprises a sensor element for measuring a stimulus and generating a corresponding signal, an ADC for convert the signal to a multi-bit digital signal, a memory unit for storing the digital signal, and a timing unit for switching off the sensor element when the ADC is converting the signal and for switching off the ADC after the digital signal is stored in the memory.

[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]


Static power reduction in caches using deterministic naps
Patent No. 10191534 

Inventor(s): Mehrdad Nourani (Plano, TX), Oluleye Olorode (Pflugerville, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15804785 on 11/06/2017 (449 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to a dNap architecture that accurately transitions cache lines to full power state before an access to them. This ensures that there are no additional delays due to waking up drowsy lines. Only cache lines that are determined by the DMC to be accessed in the immediate future are fully powered while others are put in drowsy mode. As a result, we are able to significantly reduce leakage power with no cache performance degradation and minimal hardware overhead, especially at higher associativities. Up to 92% static/Leakage power savings are accomplished with minimal hardware overhead and no performance tradeoff.

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


Method and apparatus of providing a customized user interface
Patent No. 10191609 

Inventor(s): Farid Khafizov (Plano, TX), Margarita Khafizova (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Open Invention Network LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15202338 on 07/05/2016 (938 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus of providing a user with a customized user interface is disclosed. One example may include generating a window display area based on at least one predefined user preference, and displaying the window display area in a specified location of the user. The method may also include prompting the user to select at least one particular application that may be associated with the window display area, and prompting the user to customize the window attributes by modifying the window display area. Other operations may include saving the customized window display area in a memory of a computing device once the user has completed the customizing of the window attributes.

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


Directing data traffic between intra-server virtual machines
Patent No. 10191758 

Inventor(s): Colin Ross (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): vArmour Networks, Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Carr Ferrell LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14964318 on 12/09/2015 (1147 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for improving data communications between intra-server virtual machines are described herein. An example method may commence with receiving, from a first virtual machine, a data packet directed to a second virtual machine, routing the data packet via an external routing environment, and receiving the data packet allowed for delivery to the second virtual machine. Based on the receipt, it may be determined that a data flow associated with the data packet is allowed, and a unique identifier of the first virtual machine may be replaced with a first unique identifier and a unique identifier of the second virtual machine may be replaced with a second unique identifier. The first and second unique identifiers may be associated with corresponding interfaces of the intra-server routing module and used to direct the data flow internally within the server between the first virtual machine and the second virtual machine.

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


BER model evaluation
Patent No. 10191799 

Inventor(s): Alex Bazarsky (Holon, , IL), Ariel Navon (Revava, , IL), Judah Gamliel Hahn (Ofra, , IL), Ofer Shapira (Herzliya, , IL), Yonatan Karlik (Petah-Tikva, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15394429 on 12/29/2016 (761 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory system is configured to perform a test operation to determine a deviation of a target storage location”s bit error rate response relative to a model. The memory system determines the deviation level by measuring data sets stored in the target storage location to determine an actual bit error rate value and another actual parameter value used to estimate bit error rate. The memory system obtains an estimated value from the model based on the actual values and identifies the deviation by comparing the estimated value with the actual values.

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


Error correction code management of write-once memory codes
Patent No. 10191801 

Inventor(s): Clive Bittlestone (Lucas, TX), Sai Zhang (Urbana, IL), Srinath Ramaswamy (Murphy, TX), Yuming Zhu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15678315 on 08/16/2017 (531 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include an electronic device having a write-once memory (WOM) and a memory controller. The memory controller includes a host interface receiving a data word including first and second symbols, each having at least two bits, a WOM controller that encodes the first and second symbols and outputs a WOM-encoded word including first and second WOM codes corresponding to the first and second symbols, respectively, an error correction code (ECC) controller that encodes the WOM-encoded word and outputs an ECC-encoded word including the first and second WOM codes and a first set of ECC bits corresponding to a first write operation, and a memory device interface that writes the ECC-encoded word the WOM device in the first write operation. Each of the first and second WOM codes include at least three bits with at least two of the at least three bits having the same logic value.

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


Method and system for aggregation-friendly address assignment to PCIe devices
Patent No. 10191882 

Inventor(s): Guangyu Shi (Cupertino, CA), Norbert Egi (Santa Clara, CA), Thomas Boyle (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14753400 on 06/29/2015 (1310 days app to issue)

Abstract: A peripheral component interconnect express PCI-e network system having a processor for (a) assigning addresses to the PCI-e topology tree, comprising: traversing, at a given level and in a breadth direction, down-link couplings to an interconnection; ascertaining, at the level, which of the down-link couplings are connected to nodes; assigning, at the level, addresses to nodes of ascertained down-link coupling having nodes; and (b) propagating, a level, comprising: traversing, at the level and in a depth direction, down-link couplings to the interconnection of the PCI-e network, ascertaining, at the level, which of the downlink couplings are coupled to other interconnections in the depth direction, consecutively proceeding in the depth direction, to a next level of the down-link coupling of a next interconnection; and alternatively repeating (a) and (b) until the nodes are assigned addresses within the PCI-e tree topology network.

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


Systems, apparatuses and methods for generating a user interface by performing computer vision and optical character recognition on a graphical representation
Patent No. 10191889 

Inventor(s): Christoph Csallner (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14812558 on 07/29/2015 (1280 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods for generating a graphical user interface (GUI) conforming to a graphical representation employ computer vision, optical character recognition, and other techniques to generate a structure of the GUI as a view hierarchy. A development project with source code and resource files is created to generate an application having the GUI. The application and GUI are applicable to mobile and other platforms using various operating systems, such as Android, iOS, and others.

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


Systems and methods for expedited large file processing
Patent No. 10191952 

Inventor(s): Japan Bhatt (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Troutman Sanders LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15905163 on 02/26/2018 (337 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform steps of a method for processing a large file. The system may receive record data comprising a plurality of records having an identification value in a common field having a data format. The system may determine a plurality of focus values based on the data format and create a plurality of virtual processing units based on the plurality of focus values. Each of the plurality of virtual processing units may process a sub-group of the plurality of records that corresponds to the focus value associated with the respective virtual processing unit.

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


Storage provisioning in a data storage environment
Patent No. 10191958 

Inventor(s): Thomas L. Watson (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): EMC IP Holding Company LLC (Hopkinton, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15497893 on 04/26/2017 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for storage provisioning in a data storage environment comprising protecting, through an orchestration API, a source volume at a source site by setting the source volume to be replicated to a target volume at a target site through the use of a replication appliance; wherein the API is enabled to create network zones between the source site and the target site for replication from the source site to the target site and wherein the network zone is configured to include the replication appliance; wherein the API is enabled to mask storage devices used to store data on the source volume and the target volume.

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


Network based sweepstakes gaming system incorporating an alternative method of contestant entry
Patent No. 10191993 

Inventor(s): Anthony James Ebert (Addison, TX), Jay B. Ross (Lambertville, NJ), Robert D. Hamman (Dallas, TX), Robert McKee (Fort Worth, TX), William Carey Kennedy (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SCA PROMOTIONS (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Meagher Emanuel Laks Goldberg Liao, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15198580 on 06/30/2016 (943 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to some embodiments, a computer based and web enabled sweepstakes system that utilizes automation methods and tools to define a sweepstakes specification and to download the specification to one or more internet based web servers is disclosed. The web servers will permit a sweepstakes contestant to enter personal information into a sweepstakes central database using a web page entry form. The web server will provide the contestant with a printable document. The contestant will send the printed document to a centralized processing center by way of a publically available delivery service. Once received at the processing center, the contestant”s unique OMR code found on the printed document is optically scanned and compared to information in the web server contestant data base. If the OMR code is found in the data base a match status flag is set within the contestants” record. Once the match status flag is set the contestant may check the sweepstakes web site to see if he or she is an instant or scheduled winner.

[G07F] COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS (coin sorting G07D 3/00; coin testing G07D 5/00) [7]


Capturing data for individual physiological monitoring
Patent No. 10192033 

Inventor(s): Andrew F. Kurtz (Macedon, NY), Donald E. Olson (Rochester, NY), John N. Border (Eaton Center, NH), Kevin M. Gobeyn (Rochester, NY)
Assignee(s): Monument Peak Ventures, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Ascenda Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15059786 on 03/03/2016 (1062 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for capturing images of an individual to determine wellness for such individual, including establishing baseline physiological data for the individual, and baseline capture condition data for the individual; detecting and identifying the presence of the individual in the image capture environment; providing semantic data associated with the individual; capturing one or more images of the individual during a capture event and determining the capture conditions present during the capture event; using the event capture conditions, the baseline physiological data for the individual and the baseline capture condition data to determine the acceptability of event captured images; and using the acceptable images and the semantic data in determining the wellness of the individual.

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


Medication management systems and methods for health and health related facilities
Patent No. 10192035 

Inventor(s): Stewart W. Stephens (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): CERx Pharmacy Partners, LP (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15050460 on 02/22/2016 (1072 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for control of prescription drug packaging and dispensing machines located in an in-patient health care facility including centralized control and enhanced communication between system components. Delay and errors in processing item data in the prescription dispensing system are reduced by using concise ID data incorporated into each canister memory chip and storing canister contents data elsewhere. Canisters are configured in a pharmacy using interchangeable parts. Data being processed is synchronized by a combination of user tokens (who), data identifiers (what), and unique Ids for the entities in the system (where). The foregoing combination enables substantial efficiency improvements and error reduction.

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


Reversible redaction and tokenization computing system
Patent No. 10192068 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX), Sorin N. Cismas (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15674238 on 08/10/2017 (537 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing system for redacting and/or tokenizing non-public information of electronic documents obtained from monitored communications includes a data redaction computing device and/or a data tokenization computing device, a communications network, and a database storing computer executable instructions for analyzing information associated with a plurality of electronic documents stored communicated via the computing network. The computer executable instructions may cause the data redaction/tokenization computing device to identify non-public information in one or more of the plurality of electronic documents and/or at least one of a document type, a source of the electronic document, and a destination to which the electronic document is to be communicated. Based on this analysis, the data redaction/tokenization computing device may modify the electronic document to redact and/or tokenize the non-public information based on the computer executable instructions retrieved from the second database.

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


System and method for providing controlled environment resident status
Patent No. 10192070 

Inventor(s): Stephen Lee Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): GLOBAL TEL*LINK CORPORATION (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler. Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15724618 on 10/04/2017 (482 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for providing controlled environment resident statuses. In an embodiment, a resident status communication system communicates with non-resident communication devices via audio calls and/or textual messages to provide inmate statuses as well as information related to the operation and administration of a correctional facility. The resident status communication system receives requests for information from the non-resident communication devices, determines whether the non-resident is authorized to access the requested information, and provides the requested information in a natural language format to facilitate the user experience. The resident status communication system also allows law enforcement officials and/or correctional facility staff to maintain statuses related to inmates and selectively distribute this information to authorized non-residents.

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


Method and system for crowdsourcing tasks
Patent No. 10192180 

Inventor(s): Chithralekha Balamurugan (Pondicherry, , IN), Jagadeesh Chandra Bose Rantham Prabhakara (Chittoor, , IN), Pallavi Manohar (Thane, , IN)
Assignee(s): CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jones Robb, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14818710 on 08/05/2015 (1273 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for crowdsourcing a task. The method includes identifying a first set of workers from workers, based on a performance of the workers on a set of tasks previously attempted by the workers, and a Service Level Agreement (SLA) associated with the task. The method further includes generating a graph comprising nodes and edges connecting the nodes. Each of the one or more nodes is indicative of a worker. An edge, connecting two workers, is indicative of said two workers having worked together on at least one task. The method further includes receiving an input, to select a second set of workers from the first set of workers, based on one or more first parameters associated with each of the nodes in said graph and second parameters associated with each of the edges in the graph.

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


System and method for staging money transfers between users having profiles
Patent No. 10192204 

Inventor(s): Connie Jacobson (Bloomington, MN), Renee Rusnak (Frisco, TX), Terry Wallace (Tyler, TX), Thomas Christophersen (West Suffix, , GB)
Assignee(s): MoneyGram International, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13957186 on 08/01/2013 (2007 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments concern facilitating a money transfer by creating a first profile for a first user and a second profile for a second user. The first user can select the second profile from a plurality of profiles. The first user can enter a value designation for the transfer of money from the first user to the second user. A computing system can then stage the transfer of money based on previously saved profile information for the first user and the second user. The profile information can be used to set a plurality of terms of the money transfer without requiring either of the first user or the second user to reenter this information or otherwise affirmatively set the plurality of terms of the money transfer.

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


Method of identifying authentic versus counterfeit products using warranty tracking
Patent No. 10192223 

Inventor(s): Timothy Val Kolton (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): V-Moda, LLC (Los Angeles, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14263930 on 04/28/2014 (1737 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of identifying authentic products versus counterfeit products using tow unique identifier codes is accomplished by providing a first identifier code on the exterior of a product package that identifies the product, the appropriate location for sale, the number of times the code has been scanned and whether or not the product is registered. This information alerts potential purchasers if the product is either counterfeit, or an unauthorized resale. The purchaser then opens the package and is provided a second identifier code for registering the product. The registration information includes retailer and price information, alerting the manufacturer of unauthorized retail activity, and also changes the product designation in the manufacturer database to indicate the product may not be resold. That information is then associated with the first identifier code in the event it is rescanned by another potential purchaser.

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


System and method for media trade-in
Patent No. 10192233 

Inventor(s): James Robert Curtis (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Arch Holdings, LP (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15439762 on 02/22/2017 (706 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for media trade-in exchange. The apparatus comprises a kiosk that allows a user to provide a plurality of media items to the kiosk for verification and analysis and then calculate the exchange redemption value. The exchange redemption value is calculated based on the physical damage of a media item, the included media item packaging, the included media item documentation, and the authenticity of the media item. The user may then choose to receive the redemption value in a plurality of options comprised of cash, debit, store credit, reward points, gift card, eCodes, or may alternatively, decline to accept the redemption value offer and have the media item returned to them.

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


Method and apparatus for creating, streaming, and rendering HDR images
Patent No. 10192297 

Inventor(s): Ankur Saxena (Dallas, TX), Esmaeil Faramarzi (Richardson, TX), Hossein Najaf-Zadeh (Allen, TX), Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15255125 on 09/01/2016 (880 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment includes a modem receives a compressed bitstream and metadata. The UE also includes a decoder that decodes the compressed bitstream to generate an HDR image, an inertial measurement unit that determines viewpoint information based on an orientation of the UE, and a graphics processing unit (GPU). The GPU maps the HDR image onto a surface and renders a portion of the HDR image based on the metadata and the viewpoint information. A display displays the portion of the HDR image.

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


HVAC system and an HVAC controller configured to generate master service alarms
Patent No. 10192422 

Inventor(s): Jon Douglas (Carrollton, TX), Umesh Gokhale (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14862403 on 09/23/2015 (1224 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of generating an alarm based on temperature conditions within an enclosed space. The method includes receiving, by a processor of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, operating-condition information of the HVAC system, determining, by the processor from the received operating-condition information, whether temperature within the enclosed space is approaching a setpoint temperature. Responsive to a determination that the temperature within the enclosed space has failed to approach the setpoint temperature, determining by the processor, whether anomaly conditions exist and responsive to a determination that the anomaly conditions do not exist, generating the alarm.

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


Traffic signal learning and optimization
Patent No. 10192434 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey D. Gaither (Brighton, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15698602 on 09/07/2017 (509 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for altering the default operation of traffic signals, e.g., static cycling of lights, based on one or more road conditions and/or operating characteristics of vehicles at or near an intersection at which the traffic signals are located. The timing of light changes in traffic signals can be altered based upon a desire to optimize fuel efficiency, prioritize passage of vehicles through the intersection, and/or exhibit favoritism to vehicles that are driven efficiently and/or by drivers contributing to a pay-to-pass system. Traffic signal controllers controlling traffic signals may, over time, learn traffic patterns based on gathered information regarding the operating characteristics of vehicles and/or road conditions.

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


Video editing using contextual data and content discovery using clusters
Patent No. 10192583 

Inventor(s): Gabriel Nicolae (Dallas, TX), Sudhir Kumar Misra (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (Gyeonggi-Do, , KR)
Law Firm: Cuenot, Forsythe Kim, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14811465 on 07/28/2015 (1281 days app to issue)

Abstract: Video editing using contextual data may include collecting metadata from a sensor concurrently with recording a video, wherein the metadata is synchronized in time with the video, detecting attributes within the metadata and attributes from the video, and correlating the attributes with a plurality of editors. An editor may be selected from the plurality of editors according to the correlating and a video editing workflow may be automatically initiated. Content discovery using clusters may include receiving a user request for video content from a device, determining a behavioral cluster for the user according to demographic data for the user, determining a video of interest associated with the behavioral cluster, and providing a video of interest to the device using the processor.

[G11B] INFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER (recording measured values in a way that does not require playback through a transducer G01D 9/00; recording or playback apparatus using mechanically marked tape, e.g. punched paper tape, or using unit records, e.g. punched or magnetically marked cards G06K; transferring data from one type of record carrier to another G06K 1/18; circuits for coupling output of reproducer to radio receiver H04B 1/20; gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers or circuits therefor H04R)


Self-latch sense timing in a one-time-programmable memory architecture
Patent No. 10192629 

Inventor(s): David J. Toops (Lucas, TX), Harold L. Davis (The Colony, TX), Yunchen Qiu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15871381 on 01/15/2018 (379 days app to issue)

Abstract: A programmable memory including a self-latching read data path. A sense amplifier senses the voltage level at a bit line, the bit line communicating the data state of a selected memory cell in its associated column. A data latch coupled to the output of the sense amplifier passes the sensed data state. Set-reset logic is provided that receives the output of the data latch in the read data path and, in response to a transition of the data state in a read cycle, latches the data latch and isolates it from the sense amplifier. The set-reset logic resets the data latch at the start of the next read cycle. In some embodiments, a timer is provided so that the latch is reset after a time-out period in a long read cycle in which no data transition occurs.

[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)


Method and apparatus to model and monitor time dependent dielectric breakdown in multi-field plate gallium nitride devices
Patent No. 10192799 

Inventor(s): Dong Seup Lee (McKinney, TX), Jungwoo Joh (Allen, TX), Sameer Pendharkar (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16010654 on 06/18/2018 (225 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first set of test structures for a gallium nitride (GaN) transistor that includes N field plates is disclosed, where N is an integer and X is an integer between 0 and N inclusive. A test structure TS[subscript]X [/subscript]of the first set of test structures includes a GaN substrate, a dielectric material overlying the GaN substrate, a respective source contact abutting the GaN substrate and a respective drain contact abutting the GaN substrate. The test structure TS[subscript]X [/subscript]also includes a respective gate overlying the substrate and lying between the respective source contact and the respective drain contact and X respective field plates corresponding to X of the N field plates of the GaN transistor, the X respective field plates including field plates that are nearest to the GaN substrate.

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


Analog-to-digital converter
Patent No. 10193564 

Inventor(s): Zhenyong Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15339971 on 11/01/2016 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes an analog-to-digital converter receiving a plurality of input signals. One particular input signal has a particular analog value and the analog-to-digital converter uses a fixed reference to convert the particular analog value to a particular digital value. The analog-to-digital converter uses the particular analog value as a reference for converting the analog values of the remaining input signals.

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


Message management and message modification application
Patent No. 10193835 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Open Invention Network LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14813833 on 07/30/2015 (1279 days app to issue)

Abstract: Identifying messages transferred to and from a mobile user device may provide a way to monitor message transfers. One example method of operation includes receiving a message from a user device, processing the message to identify message content, determining whether the message should be modified based on the message content, and determining whether the message should be transmitted to its intended destination based on the message content.

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


Method and system for enabling a communication device to remotely execute an application
Patent No. 10193935 

Inventor(s): Daniel D. Hammond (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Hammond Development International, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15613756 on 06/05/2017 (603 days app to issue)

Abstract: A communication system capable of enabling one or more communication devices to remotely execute one or more applications includes one or more communication devices that are coupled to a data connection. At least one of the one or more communication devices is operable to communicate a request to establish a communication session over the data connection. The system also includes one or more application servers that are coupled to the data connection. At least one of the one or more application servers is adapted to execute an application to establish the requested communication session with the at least one communication device. The at least one application server resides at a location remote from the at least one communication device. The at least one application server communicates a request for processing service to the at least one communication device. The request for processing service is communicated to the at least one communication device over the data connection.

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


Disbursement of registration information to application/service layer at time of registration with a network
Patent No. 10194000 

Inventor(s): Craig A. Barth (Roanoke, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14497421 on 09/26/2014 (1586 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide for receiving registration information during a registration with a network, wherein the registration information includes a user identifier of a user registering with another network device of the network and an identifier of the other network device; determining whether registration information pertaining to a previous registration by the user with the network is stored; determining that the registration information pertaining to the previous registration is not stored; storing the received registration information based on determining that the registration information pertaining to the previous registration is not stored; selecting which application server of the network to transmit the received registration information; transmitting the received registration information to the application server based on the selecting; and using the received registration information to provide a service by the application server.

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


Inter-network messaging for mobile computing platforms
Patent No. 10194275 

Inventor(s): Vijay Kumar (San Diego, CA), Vish Bangalore (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): OMNITRACS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14641036 on 03/06/2015 (1425 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to one or more methods for organizing a plurality of remote units or mobile computing platform (MCPs) associated with vehicles such that the remote units or MCPs may communicate with each other, for example, without routing messages via the backend server. In some aspects, the remote units or MCPs may initiate the process by transmitting an awake and/or ready message to the server. The message may indicate the state of the remote unit or MCP and provide communication establishment information of the remote unit or MCP. Accordingly, the server may maintain a list of remote units or MCPs that are awake and configured for inter-network communication. In some aspects, the server may periodically distribute the compiled list of active MCPs, such that one remote unit or MCP may establish direct peer-to-peer (P2P) communication with one or more other remote units or MCPs in a fleet.

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


 

E L E C T R I C I T Y

Authenticated encryption support in DASH based segmented streaming media distribution
Patent No. 10188134 

Inventor(s): Alexander Giladi (Princeton, NJ)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14921902 on 10/23/2015 (1194 days app to issue)

Abstract: A server apparatus supporting authenticated encryption in a network, comprising a receiver configured to receive an unencrypted segment, a processor configured to selecting an encryption key, an initialization vector, and an additional authentication data (AAD), encrypt the segment, configuring the segment for transfer in a Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) (DASH) media, assign a segment number to the encrypted segment, append an authentication tag to the encrypted segment, store the encrypted segment with the appended authentication tag, and update a Media Presentation Description (MPD) associated with the encrypted segment with the appended authentication tag, wherein the MPD comprises an @aadBase attribute with an AAD base value, wherein the AAD value is the sum of the segment number and the @aadBase attribute value, and a transmitter configured to transmit the encrypted segment with the appended authentication tag to a destination.

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


Doped nickel oxide interfacial layer
Patent No. 10189998 

Inventor(s): Kamil Mielczarek (Rowlett, TX), Michael D. Irwin (Dallas, TX), Vivek V. Dhas (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Hunt Energy Enterprises, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15443582 on 02/27/2017 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: Photovoltaic devices such as solar cells, hybrid solar cell-batteries, and other such devices may include an active layer disposed between two electrodes. The active layer may have perovskite material and other material such as mesoporous material, interfacial layers, thin-coat interfacial layers, and combinations thereof. The perovskite material may be photoactive. The perovskite material may be disposed between two or more other materials in the photovoltaic device. Inclusion of these materials in various arrangements within an active layer of a photovoltaic device may improve device performance. Other materials may be included to further improve device performance, such as, for example: additional perovskites, and additional interfacial layers.

[H01G] CAPACITORS; CAPACITORS, RECTIFIERS, DETECTORS, SWITCHING DEVICES, LIGHT-SENSITIVE OR TEMPERATURE-SENSITIVE DEVICES OF THE ELECTROLYTIC TYPE (selection of specified materials as dielectric H01B 3/00; capacitors with potential-jump or surface barrier H01L 29/00)


Methods, systems, and computer readable media for utilizing loopback operations to identify a faulty subsystem layer in a multilayered system
Patent No. 10191827 

Inventor(s): Edris Abzakh (Rehaniya, , IL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15250843 on 08/29/2016 (883 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for utilizing loopback operations to identify a faulty subsystem layer in a multilayered system are disclosed. One method includes executing a plurality of loopback operations at a respective plurality of loopback points positioned among subsystem layers of a multilayered system and detecting a failed loopback operation among the plurality of loopback operations. The method further includes identifying a faulty subsystem layer among the subsystem layers by comparing the failed loopback operation and a previously conducted successful loopback operation corresponding to a preceding subsystem layer that is adjacent to the faulty subsystem layer within the multilayered system.

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


Method for integrating applications
Patent No. 10192071 

Inventor(s): Tanveer Zamir (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): SYMANTEC CORPORATION (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15256391 on 09/02/2016 (879 days app to issue)

Abstract: In certain embodiments, a method includes mapping, by a first application, personally identifiable information to an anonymous identification, generating, by the first application, a key, and sending, by a first appliance, the anonymous identification and the key to a second appliance, wherein the first appliance comprises the first application. The method also includes receiving, by the first appliance and from a browser, a token generated by a second application of the second appliance, wherein the token is associated with the key. The method further includes sending, by the first appliance, the personally identifiable information to the browser after receiving the token from the browser.

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


Contaminant removal in ultra-thin semiconductor device fabrication
Patent No. 10192732 

Inventor(s): Jian Jun Kong (Sichuan, , CN), Qin Xu Yu (Sichuan, , CN), Tian Yi Zhang (Sichuan, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15343946 on 11/04/2016 (816 days app to issue)

Abstract: A chemical solution cleaning process for removing backside contamination prior to metallization involves selective chemistries of a mixture containing NH[subscript]4[/subscript]OH and H[subscript]2[/subscript]O[subscript]2 [/subscript]that may be diluted to specific concentrations depending upon the topside metal and passivation of a semiconductor wafer, which is applied after removing a topside protection material to protect the topside circuitry.

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


Three-dimensional memory device containing self-aligned contact via structures and methods of manufacturing the same
Patent No. 10192784 

Inventor(s): Hiroshi Minakata (Yokkaichi, , JP), Keigo Kitazawa (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yoshiyuki Okura (Yokkaichi, , JP), Zhixin Cui (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15902169 on 02/22/2018 (341 days app to issue)

Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers including stepped surfaces is formed over a substrate. After formation of a retro-stepped dielectric material portion over the stepped surfaces, an array of cylindrical openings is formed through the retro-stepped dielectric material portion and the alternating stack. A continuous cavity is formed by isotropically etching the insulating layers and the retro-stepped dielectric material portion selective to the sacrificial material layers. Remaining portions of the retro-stepped dielectric material portion include dielectric pillar structures. A continuous fill material portion is formed in the continuous cavity. Memory stack structures are formed through the alternating stack. The sacrificial material layers and the dielectric pillar structures are replaced with combinations of an electrically conductive layer and a contact via structure. The contact via structures are self-aligned to the electrically conductive layers.

[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]


Electronic assemblies having a cooling chip layer with fluid channels and through substrate vias
Patent No. 10192814 

Inventor(s): Ercan Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Kyosuke Miyagi (Ann Arbor, MI), Yuji Fukuoka (Northville, 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: 15423636 on 02/03/2017 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronics assembly includes a cooling chip structure having a device facing surface opposite a base surface and one or more sidewalls extending around a perimeter of the cooling chip structure between the device facing surface and the base surface. A plurality of fluid microchannels fluidly are coupled to a fluid inlet port and a fluid outlet port. A through substrate via extends from the base surface of the cooling chip structure to the device facing surface of the cooling chip structure, where the through substrate via intersects two or more fluid microchannels of the plurality of fluid microchannels.

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


Integrated circuits and processes for protection of standard cell performance from context effects
Patent No. 10192859 

Inventor(s): Robert L. Pitts (Dallas, TX), Roger Mark Terry (Allen, TX), Thomas J. Aton (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13454801 on 04/24/2012 (2471 days app to issue)

Abstract: Integrated circuit ([b]5[/b]) includes substrate ([b]10[/b]) with surface ([b]20[/b]) and structure ([b]30[/b]) including base levels ([b]45.[/b][i]i, [/i][b]45[/b].([i]i[/i]+1)), terminating cells ([b]48, 49[/b]), and block ([b]40[/b]) of standard cells arranged in rows ([b]42.[/b][i]i, [/i][b]42[/b].([i]i[/i]+1)), and another type of block ([b]60[/b]) outside block ([b]40[/b]). Standard cells at at least two edges of block ([b]40[/b]) have the following protections: (1) block ([b]60[/b]) has strip of separation ([b]41.[/b][i]j[/i]) having at least a minimum width from the edges of block ([b]40[/b]), and protected by one of the following: (2) terminating cells ([b]48, 49[/b]) reduce context effect and some terminating cells ([b]48[/b]) are placed at at least one end of rows ([b]42.[/b][i]i, [/i][b]42[/b].([i]i[/i]+1)) of standard cells within first-named block ([b]40[/b]), and (3) the terminating cells ([b]48, 49[/b]) reduce context effect and some terminating cells ([b]49[/b]) are at one end of a column of standard cells within block ([b]40[/b]). Other structures, devices, and processes are also disclosed.

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


Series connected ESD protection circuit
Patent No. 10192863 

Inventor(s): Akram A. Salman (Plano, TX), Henry L. Edwards (Garland, TX), Md Iqbal Mahmud (Hillsboro, OR)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14221432 on 03/21/2014 (1775 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit (FIG. [b]2[/b]A) for an integrated circuit is disclosed. The circuit is formed on a substrate (P-EPI) having a first conductivity type. A buried layer (NBL [b]240[/b]) having a second conductivity type is formed below a face of the substrate. A first terminal ([b]206[/b]) and a second terminal ([b]204[/b]) are formed at a face of the substrate. A first ESD protection device ([b]232[/b]) has a first current path between the first terminal and the buried layer. A second ESD protection device ([b]216[/b]) has a second current path in series with the first current path and between the second terminal and the buried layer.

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


Three-dimensional memory device with level-shifted staircase structures and method of making thereof
Patent No. 10192877 

Inventor(s): Hiroyuki Ogawa (Yokkaichi, , JP), Naoto Norizuki (Yokkaichi, , JP), Shogo Mada (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yasuchika Okizumi (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15451773 on 03/07/2017 (693 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mesa structure is formed over a substrate. An alternating stack of insulating layers and spacer material layers having a total height of approximately double the height of the mesa structure is formed over the substrate and the mesa structure. The spacer material layers are formed as, or are replaced with, electrically conductive layers. Portions of the alternating stack are removed from above the mesa structure by a planarization process. Stepped surfaces can be concurrently formed in a first terrace region overlying the mesa structure and in a second terrace region located at an opposite side of a memory array region of the alternating stack. A pair of level shifted stepped surfaces is formed. Contacts to the alternating stack can reach down only to the lowest surface of the pair of level shifted stepped surfaces, and can be shorter than the alternating stack.

[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 self-aligned multi-level drain select gate electrodes
Patent No. 10192878 

Inventor(s): Masanori Tsutsumi (Yokkaichi, , JP), Shinsuke Yada (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15704286 on 09/14/2017 (502 days app to issue)

Abstract: Sacrificial memory opening fill structures are formed through an alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers. A drain select level isolation trench extending through drain select level sacrificial material layers is formed employing a combination of a photoresist layer including a linear opening and a pair of rows of sacrificial memory opening fill structures as an etch mask. Sacrificial spacers are formed on sidewalls of the drain select level isolation trench. A drain select level isolation dielectric structure is formed in a remaining volume of the drain select level isolation trench. The sacrificial memory opening fill structures are replaced with memory stack structures. The sacrificial material layers and the sacrificial spacers are replaced with a conductive material to form electrically conductive layers and conductive connector spacers. The drain select level isolation dielectric structure is self-aligned to the memory stack structures and divides drain select level electrically conductive layers.

[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 devices having through-stack contact via structures and method of making thereof
Patent No. 10192929 

Inventor(s): Yoshio Mori (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15468519 on 03/24/2017 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes conductive structures located over a substrate, an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers formed over the conductive structures, and an array of memory structures formed through the alternating stack. Each of the memory structures includes memory elements located at levels of the electrically conductive layers. A contact region can be formed on the alternating stack. Two-stage contact via cavities having a greater width above a top surface of a respective electrically conductive layer and having a narrower width through the alternating stack can be formed in the contact region. Upper insulating spacers and lower insulating spacers are formed such that annular surfaces of the respective electrically conductive layer are physically exposed. Two-stage contact via structures can provide electrical contact between the electrically conductive layers and the conductive structures.

[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]


Analog floating-gate atmometer
Patent No. 10192998 

Inventor(s): Allan T. Mitchell (Heath, TX), Mark Eskew (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15848741 on 12/20/2017 (405 days app to issue)

Abstract: An atmometer system based on an analog floating-gate structure and circuit. The floating-gate circuit includes a floating-gate electrode that serves as a gate electrode for a transistor and a plate of a storage capacitor. A conductor element exposed at the surface of the integrated circuit is electrically connected to the floating-gate electrode; reference conductor elements biased to ground are also at the surface of the integrated circuit. In operation, the transistor is biased and moisture is dispensed at the surface. The drain current of the transistor changes as the floating-gate electrode discharges via the surface conductors and a conduction path presented by the moisture. The elapsed time until the drain current stabilizes indicates the evaporation rate.

[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]


Perovskite and other solar cell materials
Patent No. 10193087 

Inventor(s): Jerred A. Chute (Dallas, TX), Michael D. Irwin (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): HEE Solar, L.L.C. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.C. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15142770 on 04/29/2016 (1005 days app to issue)

Abstract: Photovoltaic devices such as solar cells, hybrid solar cell-batteries, and other such devices may include an active layer disposed between two electrodes, the active layer having perovskite material and other material such as mesoporous material, interfacial layers, thin-coat interfacial layers, and combinations thereof. The perovskite material may be photoactive. The perovskite material may be disposed between two or more other materials in the photovoltaic device. Inclusion of these materials in various arrangements within an active layer of a photovoltaic device may improve device performance. Other materials may be included to further improve device performance, such as, for example: additional perovskites, and additional interfacial layers.

[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]


Modular energy storage component enclosure
Patent No. 10193112 

Inventor(s): Bradley Fiebig (Mansfield, TX), Daniel Homiak (Waxahachie, TX), George C. Zimbru, Jr. (Duncanville, TX), Glen Oliver (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Energy, LLC (Tyler, TX)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15094662 on 04/08/2016 (1026 days app to issue)

Abstract: An energy storage component (ESC) enclosure is provided. The ESC enclosure includes a plurality of ESC modules. Each ESC module includes at least one side portion having a plurality of side fastening mechanisms configured to be coupled to an adjacent ESC module, wherein the plurality of ESC modules is coupled together via the plurality of side fastening mechanisms to form an ESC enclosure. The ESC enclosure further includes a plurality of shelving kits, each shelving kit mounted to one of the ESC modules. The ESC enclosure further includes a roof that is coupled to the plurality of ESC modules, and a plurality of panels coupled to the plurality of ESC modules about a perimeter of the ESC enclosure to form a shared air space within the ESC enclosure.

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


Magnetic coils having cores with high magnetic permeability
Patent No. 10193229 

Inventor(s): James D. Lilly (Silver Spring, MD), James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), Kenneth L. Corum (Plymouth, NH)
Assignee(s): CPG Technologies, LLC (Italy, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14849643 on 09/10/2015 (1237 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of magnetic coils having cores with relatively high magnetic permeability are described. In some embodiments, a system includes a guided surface wave receive structure configured to obtain electrical energy from a guided surface wave traveling across a terrestrial medium. The guided surface wave receive structure includes a magnetic coil and a core disposed in the magnetic coil. The core in some embodiments has a relative magnetic permeability greater than about 10 and less than about 1,000,000. An electrical load is coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure, with the electrical load being experienced as a load at an excitation source coupled to a guided surface waveguide probe generating the guided surface wave.

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


Guided surface wave transmission of multiple frequencies in a lossy media
Patent No. 10193353 

Inventor(s): Basil F. Pinzone, Jr. (Newbury, OH), James D. Lilly (Silver Spring, MD), James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), Joseph F. Pinzone (Cornelius, NC), Kenneth L. Corum (Plymouth, NH)
Assignee(s): CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Italy, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15856362 on 12/28/2017 (397 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for transmitting energy at multiple frequencies via a guided surface wave along the surface of a lossy medium such as, e.g., a terrestrial medium by exciting a guided surface waveguide probe.

[H01F] MAGNETS; INDUCTANCES; TRANSFORMERS; SELECTION OF MATERIALS FOR THEIR MAGNETIC PROPERTIES [2]


System and method for starting up a high density isolated DC-to-DC power converter
Patent No. 10193457 

Inventor(s): Abhiman Ananthakrishna Hande (Plano, TX), Jouni Timo Uusitalo (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): ABB Schweiz AG (Baden, , CH)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15705827 on 09/15/2017 (501 days app to issue)

Abstract: A DC-to-DC power converter includes a transformer having a primary side and a secondary side, and a primary circuit electrically coupled to the primary side of the transformer. The primary circuit includes a primary microcontroller configured to generate a first energizing signal that energizes a portion of the primary circuit. The DC-to-DC power converter also includes a secondary circuit electrically coupled to the secondary side of the transformer. The secondary circuit includes a secondary microcontroller communicatively coupled to the primary microcontroller, wherein the secondary microcontroller is configured to provide an instruction to the primary microcontroller that causes the primary microcontroller to relinquish control of the primary circuit to the secondary microcontroller, and wherein the secondary microcontroller is further configured to provide a second energizing signal to the portion of the primary circuit.

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


Low harmonic down-converting rectifier for wireless power transfer receiver
Patent No. 10193468 

Inventor(s): Songnan Yang (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15851492 on 12/21/2017 (404 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to a rectifier having a mirror image left/right side topology. Each side has a down-converter connected to half of a full bridge rectifier, and is switched 180 degrees out of phase with the other side. The sides of the full bridge rectifier have switches to rectify an alternating current signal into rectified signals, and a first capacitor to store a first charge of a rectified signal. Each of the down-converting circuits is connected to a first capacitor, has a second capacitor to store a second charge of the rectified signal, and switches to down-convert a voltage value of the first plus second charges to a direct current signal with a smaller voltage value. A controller circuit switches the switches on and off at times that are asynchronous with times of sign changes of the AC signal to reduce harmonics at the input of the rectifier.

[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]


Distributed pole-zero compensation for an amplifier
Patent No. 10193501 

Inventor(s): Srinivas K. Pulijala (Tucson, AZ), Steven G. Brantley (Satellite Beach, FL)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15876561 on 01/22/2018 (372 days app to issue)

Abstract: An amplifier includes an amplifier input and an amplifier output. A compensation network is coupled to the amplifier output. The compensation network includes at least one RC network tuned to a frequency in which the amplifier operates. The compensation network provides at least one zero to compensate for at least one pole introduced by a load coupled to the amplifier output.

[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)


Multi-branch outphasing system and method
Patent No. 10193508 

Inventor(s): Aritra Banerjee (Dallas, TX), Lei Ding (Plano, TX), Nathan Richard Schemm (Rowlett, TX), Rahmi Hezar (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14255164 on 04/17/2014 (1748 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-level, multi-branch outphasing amplifier ([b]20[/b]-[b]1[/b]) includes a first branch group circuit ([b]22[/b]-[b]1[/b]) including a first branch circuit ([b]11[/b]) receiving a first RF input signal (S[subscript]1[/subscript](t)) and first control information (S[subscript]11[/subscript][subscript]_[/subscript]Ctrl=V[subscript]DD[/subscript]) and a second branch circuit ([b]12[/b]) receiving the first input signal and second control information (S[subscript]12[/subscript][subscript]_[/subscript]Ctrl). Each of the first ([b]11[/b]) and second ([b]12[/b]) branch circuits includes a power amplifier. The second control information enables the second branch circuit to be switched on or off while the first branch circuit ([b]12[/b]) remains on. A second branch group circuit ([b]22[/b]-[b]2[/b]) includes a third branch circuit ([b]21[/b]) receiving a second RF input signal (S[subscript]2[/subscript](t)) and third control information (S[subscript]21[/subscript][subscript]_[/subscript]Ctrl=V[subscript]DD[/subscript]) and a fourth branch circuit ([b]22[/b]) receiving the second input signal (S[subscript]2[/subscript](t)) and fourth control information (S[subscript]22[/subscript][subscript]_[/subscript]Ctrl). Each of the third and fourth branch circuits includes a power amplifier. The fourth control information enables the fourth branch circuit to be switched on or off while the third branch circuit remains on. A combiner ([b]24[/b]) combines output signals of the power amplifie

[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)


Wireless power system tuning apparatus
Patent No. 10193534 

Inventor(s): Paul Garrity (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): Garrity Power Services LLC (Rockwall, TX)
Law Firm: Hovey Williams LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15372165 on 12/07/2016 (783 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless power transmission system comprising a wireless transmitter capable of transmitting power and a wireless receiver capable of receiving power such that the transmitter or receiver comprises a controller and resonant tank, and the resonant tank comprises a capacitor and an electrically tunable inductor.

[H03J] TUNING RESONANT CIRCUITS; SELECTING RESONANT CIRCUITS (indicating arrangements for measuring G01D; measuring, testing G01R; remote-control in general G05, G08; automatic control or stabilisation of generators H03L)


Direct conversion receiver with correction for second order distortion in RF mixer
Patent No. 10193586 

Inventor(s): Eeshan Miglani (Chhindwara, , IN), Jagannathan Venkataraman (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15859443 on 12/30/2017 (395 days app to issue)

Abstract: A direct conversion radio frequency receiver comprising: a clock generator to provide a first clock signal and a second clock signal; a first node; a second node; a zero-intermediate frequency (zero-IF) mixer coupled to the first and second nodes, clocked by the first and second clock signals, and comprising a first transimpedance amplifier and a second transimpedance amplifier to provide a direct-conversion voltage; a current injector, coupled to the first and second nodes, configurable to inject into the first and second nodes a common mode current or a differential mode current; and a controller, coupled to the zero-IF mixer and the current injector, to adjust at least one of the first and second transimpedance amplifiers based on the direct-conversion voltage when the current injector is to inject the common mode current.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Excitation and use of guided surface waves
Patent No. 10193595 

Inventor(s): James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), Kenneth L. Corum (Plymouth, NH)
Assignee(s): CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Italy, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14728507 on 06/02/2015 (1337 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for transmitting and receiving energy conveyed in the form of a guided surface-waveguide mode along the surface of a lossy medium such as, e.g., a terrestrial medium excited by a guided surface waveguide probe.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Device, network, and method for receiving data transmission under scheduling decoding delay in mmWave communication
Patent No. 10193604 

Inventor(s): Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Qian Cheng (Aurora, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15140088 on 04/27/2016 (1007 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a first example embodiment, a control transmission portion of a mmWave communication is received at a user equipment. The control transmission portion is divided into a plurality of control transmission portion sub-regions, each sub-region scheduling a data transmission for a corresponding sub-region of a data transmission portion of the mmWave communication. Then a first of the control transmission portion sub-regions is demodulated and decoded. A receive analog antenna beamforming is armed according to the demodulated and decoded first of the control transmission portion sub-regions. Beamforming is performed on a first sub-region of the data transmission portion of the mmWave communication, the first sub-region of the data transmission portion corresponding to the first of the control transmission portion sub-regions. During the arming and performing, a second of the control transmission portion sub-regions is demodulated and decoded.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for focusing beams with mode division multiplexing
Patent No. 10193611 

Inventor(s): Nima Ashrafi (Plano, TX), Roger D. Linquist (Dallas, TX), Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NXGEN IP PARTNERS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15230823 on 08/08/2016 (904 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for focusing an orthogonal function multiplexed beam receives an orthogonal function multiplexed signal from a data processing source. The orthogonal function multiplexed signal includes a plurality of data streams each having a unique orthogonal function applied thereto and multiplexed together within the orthogonal function multiplexed signal. The orthogonal function multiplexed signal passes through a pair of focusing lenses to focus the orthogonal function multiplexed signal on a predetermined focused point. A distance between the pair of focusing lenses is controlled to cause the orthogonal function multiplexed signal to focus at the predetermined focus point. The orthogonal function multiplexed signals are transmitted from a transmitter toward the focus point at a receiver aperture of a receiver as a transmission beam.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for scheduling multimedia streams over a wireless broadcast channel
Patent No. 10193655 

Inventor(s): Patrick Hosein (San Diego, CA), Thawatt Gopal (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12353840 on 01/14/2009 (3667 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of broadcasting data is disclosed. A plurality of broadcast data streams are received and divided into a plurality of frames. Each frame includes data from only one of the broadcast data streams. The frames can then be broadcast wirelessly.

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


Reference signal for 3D MIMO in wireless communication systems
Patent No. 10193665 

Inventor(s): Ralf Matthias Bendlin (Plano, TX), Runhua Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14222553 on 03/21/2014 (1775 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment device obtains a first measurement using a first CSI-RS sub-resource and a second measurement using a second CSI-RS sub-resource. The user device derives a single CSI-process based on the first and the second measurements and reports the CSI-process to a base station. The user device receives a message from the base station configuring the first and second CSI-RS sub-resources corresponding to the single CSI-process to be reported by the user device. The message from the base station comprises a configuration of the first CSI-RS sub-resource and a separate configuration of the second CSI-RS sub-resource. The configuration of each CSI-RS sub-resource comprises, for the corresponding CSI-RS sub-resource, at least a CSI-RS sub-resource index, a periodicity, and an offset. The user device may alternatively obtain measurements using any number of CSI-RS sub-resources and then derive and report a single CSI-process based on the plurality of measurements.

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


System and method for anomaly root cause analysis
Patent No. 10193780 

Inventor(s): Nandu Gopalakrishnan (Chatham, NJ), Yirui Hu (Piscataway, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14879778 on 10/09/2015 (1208 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving an anomaly data point and comparing the anomaly data point to a magnitude bounding box to produce a first comparison. The method also includes comparing the anomaly data point to a principal component analysis (PCA) bounding box to produce a second comparison and classifying the anomaly data point in accordance with the first comparison and the second comparison to produce a classification.

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


User oriented IoT data discovery and retrieval in ICN networks
Patent No. 10193805 

Inventor(s): Lijun Dong (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15259916 on 09/08/2016 (873 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for accessing content in a network. An interest message including semantics information to be matched to the content in the network is received, and a memory is accessed to identify the content associated with the semantics information. The memory includes at least one of a content store caching the content and a forwarding information base storing routing entries. The routing entries include content names with corresponding semantics information, forwarding faces and hop count. Routing entries in the FIB having the same content name, the semantics information, forwarding faces and hop count are aggregated to form an aggregated FIB. A FIB propagation message is sent to neighboring network nodes, where the FIB propagation message includes at least changes made to the existing routing entries in the FIB.

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


Indefinitely expandable high-capacity data switch
Patent No. 10193829 

Inventor(s): Forrest Lawrence Pierson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): OMEGA SWITCHING SYSTEMS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: NK Patent Law (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15202379 on 07/05/2016 (938 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data switch for a packet data switch includes switching nodes connected to each other in an interconnecting matrix, providing a multiplicity of data paths between an incoming data or telecom port and an outgoing data or telecom port of the data switch. The interconnecting switching nodes can achieve high capacity data switching by providing a partial switching solution at each node, distributing the switching load. A switching protocol for interconnecting switching nodes allows data packets to be selectively passed from any incoming port on an interconnecting switch node to any interconnecting switching node or outgoing port connected to it. In at least one example, the switching protocol has mechanisms in it to provide for the duplicating of the contents of the data packet and pass them to multiple interconnecting switching nodes or outgoing ports.

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


Controlling utilization of network paths for machine-type communications
Patent No. 10193995 

Inventor(s): Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15189475 on 06/22/2016 (951 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems described herein control communication paths used for machine-type communications (MTC) devices in a wireless network. The systems store a subscriber profile for an MTC device, including an APN configuration that differentiates, for non-IP-type communications, types of bearer paths between the MTC device and an ePC network; receive an attach request from the MTC device; retrieve the subscriber profile; and determine if the subscriber profile indicates an APN configuration for a non-IP bearer. When the subscriber profile indicates an APN configuration for a non-IP bearer, the systems identify in the subscriber profile an MTC-ePC delivery mechanism, between the MTC device and the ePC network, as a user plane or a control plane.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Parsing friendly and error resilient merge flag coding in video coding
Patent No. 10194155 

Inventor(s): Minhua Zhou (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15460800 on 03/16/2017 (684 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for parsing friendly and error resilient merge flag coding in video coding are provided. In some methods, in contrast to merging candidate list size dependent coding of the merge flag in the prior art, a merge flag is always encoded in the encoded bit stream for each inter-predicted prediction unit (PU) that is not encoded using skip mode. In some methods, in contrast to the prior art that allowed the merging candidate list to be empty, one or more zero motion vector merging candidates formatted according to the prediction type of the slice containing a PU are added to the merging candidate list if needed to ensure that the list is not empty and/or to ensure that the list contains a maximum number of merging candidates.

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


Method and apparatus for image and video coding using hierarchical sample adaptive band offset
Patent No. 10194159 

Inventor(s): Do-Kyoung Kwon (Allen, TX), Woo-Shik Kim (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15056193 on 02/29/2016 (1065 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for image coding using hierarchical sample adaptive band offset. The method includes decoding a signal of a portion of an image, determining a band offset type and offset of a portion of the image, utilizing the band offset type and offset to determine a sub-band, and reconstructing a pixel value according to the determined offset value.

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


Methods and apparatus for analyzing microphone placement for watermark and signature recovery
Patent No. 10194256 

Inventor(s): Marc Messier (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Nielsen Company (US), LLC (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15336348 on 10/27/2016 (824 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus to analyze microphone placement for watermarks and signatures are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a signal transformer to determine a frequency spectrum of a received noise burst; a variance determiner to compute a variance of a frequency band in the frequency spectrum; and a detection rates determiner to determine a recovery rate of at least one of a watermark or a signature based on the computed variance.

[H04R] LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS (producing sounds with frequency not determined by supply frequency G10K) [6]


System and method for vital signs alerting privileged recipients
Patent No. 10194293 

Inventor(s): Michael J. Johnson (Flower Mound, TX), William J. Johnson (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Yudell Isidore, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15863864 on 01/06/2018 (388 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a system and method for a situational proximity observation by a Mobile data processing System (MS) using one or more automated senses of the MS, for example as directed by a user of the MS, to cause an alert to be delivered to one or more other Mobile data processing Systems (MSs) for notifying those other users of the MSs that they are potentially involved in, or affected by, the sensing carried out by the MS making the observation. Specifically, a Situational Proximity Observation Device Reporter (SPODR) captures vital signs associated with a user and a TRaveling Observation Device Recipient (TRODR) can be notified when captured data is relevant to the TRODR. There is a variety of events and conditions under which the alert is provided, including in accordance with a variety of privileges configured between users.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


5G radio system using sub-7 GHz spectrum for uplink and millimeter wave spectrum for downlink
Patent No. 10194327 

Inventor(s): Farooq Khan (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Phazr, Inc. (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15784021 on 10/13/2017 (473 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of communication by a wireless communication device includes receiving millimeter wave band downlink signals having a large subcarrier spacing, and transmitting sub-7 GHz band uplink signals having a small subcarrier spacing. The millimeter wave band downlink signals have a large bandwidth, and the sub-7 GHz band uplink signals have a small bandwidth. The millimeter wave band downlink signals have a subcarrier spacing of 120 KHz-480 KHz range, and the sub-7 GHz band uplink signals have a subcarrier spacing of 15 KHz-60 KHz range. The sub-7 GHz band downlink signals have a bandwidth of 100 MHz or less, and the millimeter wave band downlink signals typically have a bandwidth of 200 MHz-800 MHz range.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for interference management in cellular networks
Patent No. 10194365 

Inventor(s): Brian Classon (Palatine, IL), David Jean-Marie Mazzarese (Beijing, , CN), Qiang Li (Beijing, , CN), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL), Zheng Yu (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15013666 on 02/02/2016 (1092 days app to issue)

Abstract: Notifying served user equipments (UEs) of the presence or absence of cell-specific reference signal (CRS) symbols transmitted by neighboring base stations in the physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) region of a subframe can be achieved through various of signaling techniques. The served UE may be notified by communicating a one or multi-bit indicator in a physical layer signaling channel of the serving cell, such as the physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) of the subframe. Alternatively, the served UE may be notified through higher layer signaling.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for controlling network signaling loads in a wireless network
Patent No. 10194375 

Inventor(s): George Calcev (Hoffman Estates, IL), Hanan J. Ahmed (Belleville, MI), Lin Cai (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14673359 on 03/30/2015 (1401 days app to issue)

Abstract: Network signaling loads are controlled in a wireless network by monitoring traffic patterns at an access point and determining that the access point is a high turnover access point. A high turnover access point is determined based on an average time devices spend in a coverage area of the access point being below a threshold level. Beacon and/or probe response messages are generated that identify the access point as a high turnover access point. In addition, a turnover activity value may be generated for the access point and included in the beacon and/or response messages. A mobile device may determine whether to authenticate and associate with the access point based on the turnover activity value.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus to enable low power synchronization for large bandwidth wireless LAN systems
Patent No. 10194388 

Inventor(s): Eran Pisek (Plano, TX), Shadi Abu-Surra (Plano, TX), Sridhar Rajagopal (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14579740 on 12/22/2014 (1499 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a packet-based communication system, a transmitter and a receiver implement low power synchronization techniques. The transmitter transmits a packet that includes a two-part preamble. A first part of the two-part preamble is transmitted at a first reduced bandwidth that is smaller than a second bandwidth of the channel, and at least one of a second part of the two-part preamble and another portion of the packet is transmitted at the second bandwidth of the channel. The receiver includes an interleaved analog-to-digital converter (ADC) including multiple sub-ADCs. The receiver turns on a first subset of the multiple sub-ADCs during an idle listening period, and turns on a second subset of the multiple sub-ADCs upon detection of a completion of the first part of the two-part preamble, wherein the first subset of the multiple sub-ADCs is less than the second subset of the multiple sub-ADCs.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Managing multiple radio access bearers in a single handset
Patent No. 10194396 

Inventor(s): John T. Stupka (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Mobility II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Baker Hostetler LLP (15 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15221321 on 07/27/2016 (916 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for managing a voice call while simultaneously running a data application on a handset having a display includes determining whether the display on the handset is on or off; and if the display is off, then suspending data transfer supporting the data application. Other conditions for suspending data transfer include whether an application is in the foreground of the display; whether the handset is in proximity to a user”s head, or if network reception quality exceeds a threshold.

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


Information centric networking based service centric networking
Patent No. 10194414 

Inventor(s): Guo-Qiang Wang (Santa Clara, CA), Ravishankar Ravindran (San Ramon, CA), Xuan Liu (Mission, KS)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14148509 on 01/06/2014 (1849 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by a network device residing in a service domain, wherein the network device comprises an information centric networking (ICN) transport layer and a service access layer (SAL) for handling context-aware service logistics and service mobility overlaid on the ICN transport layer, the method comprising receiving, in the ICN transport layer, a message comprising a service request that originates from a user equipment (UE), in the SAL, retrieving, from the service request, contextual information relevant to the UE or an access network connected to the UE, determining, based on the contextual information, one or more services needed to execute the service request, and determining one or more service identities (SIDs) each of which identifies one of the one or more services.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Resource and power allocation indication in beam-based access system
Patent No. 10194445 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Pengfei Xia (San Diego, CA), Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15471279 on 03/28/2017 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for resource and power allocation indication in a beam-based access system is provided. In an embodiment, a method for signaling power allocation in a beam-based access system includes determining, by a transmit point (TP), a relative effective transmit power offset between a control beam and a data beam. The method also includes signaling, by the TP, the relative effective transmit power offset to a user equipment (UE). The UE performs automatic gain control (AGC) on a control channel and a data channel according to the relative effective transmit power offset signaled by the TP.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Terminal device, base station, and communications method of terminal device and base station
Patent No. 10194475 

Inventor(s): Mazin Ali Al-Shalash (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. (Shenzhen, , CN)
Law Firm: Staas Halsey LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15346080 on 11/08/2016 (812 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose terminal device, a base station, and communications methods of the terminal device and the base station. In the embodiments of the present invention, information about amounts of to-be-transmitted data of different D2D communications groups may be reported to a base station, so that the base station can separately schedule data for the different communications groups. The information about the amount of the to-be-transmitted data includes identification information of the currently-enabled communications group, and a buffer status report of a logical channel group corresponding to the currently-enabled communications group.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


DESIGN PATENTS

Organizer
Patent No. D839019 

Inventor(s): David Spencer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29591276 on 01/18/2017 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Wrap dock
Patent No. D839022 

Inventor(s): Autumn Alexis Jones (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BASE4 VENTURES, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Grant Patent Services (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29620702 on 05/02/2017 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Gliding tiered expanded mesh shelf
Patent No. D839029 

Inventor(s): Erin Kristian Hogue (Southlake, TX), Sharon Tindell (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Elfa International AB (Vastervik, , SE)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29570645 on 07/11/2016 (932 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Electric lighter
Patent No. D839048 

Inventor(s): Tripp Roden (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): TYL, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29593117 on 02/06/2017 (722 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Wheeled vehicle
Patent No. D839132 

Inventor(s): Evan Williams, Jr. (Zionsville, IN), Jeremiah O”Leary (Chicago, IL), Mark Cuban (Dallas, TX), Nicholas Fragnito (Dallas, TX), Scott Wilson (Chicago, IL)
Assignee(s): Radical Transport, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29573165 on 08/03/2016 (909 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Kayak V-storage
Patent No. D839173 

Inventor(s): Clark P. McCune (Roanoke, TX)
Assignee(s): Plano Molding Company (Plano, IL)
Law Firm: Leason Ellis LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29609536 on 06/30/2017 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Charger with stabilizer
Patent No. D839187 

Inventor(s): William J. Warren (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carr Ferrell LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29601481 on 04/22/2017 (647 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Finger tip scanner
Patent No. D839270 

Inventor(s): Boris Melikyan (Yerevan, , AM), Vahram Mouradian (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): SENSOGRAM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: RatnerPrestia (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29525807 on 05/03/2015 (1367 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with transitional graphical user interface
Patent No. D839286 

Inventor(s): Gary B. Solomon (Dallas, TX), Mark B. Solomon (Norwood, MA)
Assignee(s): Great Divide Media LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29560054 on 04/01/2016 (1033 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
Patent No. D839298 

Inventor(s): Richard Deitch (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES INC. (Palo Alto, CA)
Law Firm: McAndrews, Held Malloy, Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29601161 on 04/19/2017 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Shock tower for a model vehicle
Patent No. D839363 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LLP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29540010 on 09/18/2015 (1229 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ball for recreational use
Patent No. D839367 

Inventor(s): William J Warren (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carr Ferrell LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29627214 on 11/23/2017 (432 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Snow globe lantern
Patent No. D839463 

Inventor(s): Chen Kong Fu (Guangdong, , CN)
Assignee(s): RAZ IMPORTS, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29617039 on 09/11/2017 (505 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Latch
Patent No. D839491 

Inventor(s): David Veness (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29556827 on 03/03/2016 (1062 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

All logos and brand images are the property of their respective owners. All company, product and service names used in this website are for identification purposes only. Any trademarks cited herein are the property of their respective owners.

The feature image is an artist’s concept and/or artistic impression for illustration and editorial display purposes only unless otherwise stated in the image caption. The image(s) do not represent any condition at present, or in the future, and are not intended to represent specific patents unless otherwise stated in the photo description and/or photo credit(s).

As of June 12, 2018, unassigned patents with a local inventor may be included.

For additional details on patents granted, search the USPTO Patent Full-Text and Image Database

Get on the list.
Dallas Innovates, every day. 

Sign up here to get what’s new and next in Dallas-Fort Worth.

One click, and you’re done.   
View previous emails.

Comments are closed.