Dallas Invents: 128 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 24

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

Patents granted include:
• Apple's desktop electronic device
• Astrapi's devices employing polynomial symbol waveforms
• Capital One's augmented reality navigation
 CerSci Therapeutics' compounds for pain treatment
Dell's remote integrity assurance of a secured virtual environment
• Intellective Ai's anomalous stationary object detection and reporting
Lintec of America's nanofiber yarn dispenser
• Parkifi's parking sensor magnetometer calibration
• Spark Connected's wireless power transfer through low-e window

 

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Nov. 24, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100)

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 11
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 18
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 2
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 2
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 6
G: PHYSICS 27
H: ELECTRICITY 56

DESIGN 6


PATENTS BY LOCALITY
Local to Dallas-Fort Worth

Assignee 38
Inventor 55
Both 35


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 26
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 11
Futurewei Technologies (Plano) 4
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America (Plano) 4
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 3

UNASSIGNED 9


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS)

Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton) 3
William C. Fang (Plano) 3
Christopher William Overton (Richardson) 2
Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney) 2
Gina L. Otts (Flower Mound) 2
Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove) 2
Lee D. Whetsel (Parker) 2
Manu Kurian (Dallas) 2
Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett) 2
Qiaochu Tang (The Colony) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS)

138 days
Kiosk gift card system and method
Patent No.: 10846684
UNASSIGNED
Inventor: James Curtis (Carrollton)

3,631 days
Managing virtual local area network domains
Patent No.: 10848347
Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC (Broomfield, CO)
Inventor: James Dwyer (Dallas)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N N E C E S S I T I E S

Fishing lure system
Patent No. 10842140 

Inventor(s): Jesse Watson (Waxahachie, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15655103 on 07/20/2017 (1223 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fishing lure system includes an elongated body with a front end and a tail end; a weight, embedded within the tail end of the body; a hook, located at the tail end and having a shank, connecting the hook to the top of the body, and a barb, connected to the shank and extended above the body; an inverted bill, secured at the front end of the body at a connection point and extending substantially upward from the connection point on the body; a line attachment point, secured at the head end of the body and below the inverted bill; the tension applied by the line causes the tail end to rise, positioning the body in a horizontal position mimicking the movement of a natural prey; the release of tension by the line allow the tail end to fall, causing the body to become substantially vertical; and the inverted bill causes resistance when the tail end falls, slowing the fall to further mimic the movement of natural prey such as a crawfish.

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


Humidor with improved moisture control
Patent No. 10842187 

Inventor(s): Robert A. Akin, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Dan Brown Law Office (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15793196 on 10/25/2017 (1126 days app to issue)

Abstract: A humidor with improved moisture control. A box and liner are provided with a circumferential seam separating a lower portion and an upper portions that engage along upper and lower edges, which each have a curvilinear cross section profile. The curvilinear profiles define convex cylindrical portions joined with concave cylindrical portions along the edges. The lower edge profiles and the upper edges profiles are aligned to cooperatively and correspondingly engage the concave cylindrical portions with the convex cylindrical portions between the upper edges and the lower edges while the upper portion is disposed on the lower portion, to thereby form a circuitous path against the movement of air and moisture.

[A24F] SMOKERS’ REQUISITES; MATCH BOXES (lighters F23Q)


System and method for rapidly accessing an improved tourniquet
Patent No. 10842501 

Inventor(s): Bryan Black (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15455923 on 03/10/2017 (1355 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for rapidly accessing a tourniquet located in a pouch with a pull-away cover. The tourniquet holder allows users to safely store in a fabric pouch a prepared tourniquet that is quickly accessible and coupled to a removable cover of the pouch. Users are able to fold tourniquet in a manner that allow the tourniquet to be removed from the pouch and used nearly instantaneously.

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


Intraocular lenses having zone-by-zone step height control
Patent No. 10842617 

Inventor(s): Shinwook Lee (Arlington, TX), Xin Hong (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15807771 on 11/09/2017 (1111 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system provide an ophthalmic device. The ophthalmic device includes an ophthalmic lens having anterior surface, a posterior surface and at least one diffractive structure including a plurality of zones. The at least one diffractive structure is for at least one of the anterior surface and the posterior surface. Each zone includes at least one echelette having a least one step height. The step height(s) are individually optimized for each zone. To compensate chromatic aberration of eye from distance to a range of vision, a greater than 2 phase step height may be employed and the step height(s) folded by a phase, which is an integer multiple of two multiplied by . Hence chromatic aberration of eye may be compensated to improve vision from distance to near.

[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]


Massage apparatus for legs and feet and massage chair having the massage apparatus
Patent No. 10842708 

Inventor(s): Kevin Le (Richland Hills, TX), Thanh Le (Grand Prairie, TX), Varad Nitin Gokhale (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Luraco, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15415822 on 01/25/2017 (1399 days app to issue)

Abstract: A legs and feet massage apparatus for providing massaging effects to the legs and feet of a user includes a leg and feet frame and a legs and feet massage roller assembly. In one embodiment of an aspect of the invention, the legs and feet frame may include guide rails. Each guide rail includes an upper end, a lower end, an upper section, a lower section, a connecting section, and a guide channel. The roller assembly includes sets of massage roller devices that are spaced apart and that are rotated by a motor. The massage roller devices are moved along the guide channels by the motor whereby the massage roller devices move along the guide channels while also are adapted to provide massaging effects to the feet and legs of the user. In another aspect of the invention, a massage chair includes a legs and feet massage apparatus.

[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)


Composition and method of treating actinic purpura
Patent No. 10842731 

Inventor(s): Stephen W. Clark (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Clark Pharmaceuticals LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Phillips Murrah PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15407370 on 01/17/2017 (1407 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is a composition and method of treatment for actinic purpura, skin disorders, and skin conditions in general through topical systematic and periodic application of a formulation that generally may include ingredients to improve circulation such as but not limited to arnica oil CLR and phytotonine; ingredients to thicken the skin such as but not limited to retistar, glycolic acid, vitamin K1, and phyto-age; and ingredients to repair the skin”s barrier, such as but not limited to timecode, SKINMIMICS, ABS pomegranate sterols, and pentatavitin.

[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)


Multi-purpose cosmetic compositions
Patent No. 10842733 

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: 16146273 on 09/28/2018 (788 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for treating the skin of a subject in need thereof is disclosed. The method includes topically applying to the skin of the subject a cosmetic composition that includes an effective amount of an aqueous, alcoholic, or aqueous-alcoholic extract of [i]Silybum marianum [/i]and an aqueous, alcoholic, or aqueous-alcoholic extract of [i]Momordica grosvenori [/i]fruit.

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


Topical therapy for the treatment of skin malignancies using nanoparticles of taxanes
Patent No. 10842736 

Inventor(s): Gere Dizerega (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): DFB Soria, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16706142 on 12/06/2019 (354 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are methods useful for the topical therapeutic treatment of skin malignancies including skin cancers and cutaneous metastases using compositions containing nanoparticles of paclitaxel or other taxanes.

[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)


Performance product
Patent No. 10842744 

Inventor(s): Jesse Windrix (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16261485 on 01/29/2019 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: Glycerol may be placed into liquid form and consumed as a pre-workout or pump product to increase hydration during exercise. Liquid-based glycerol products may embrace the hygroscopic properties associated with glycerol by delivering glycerol in a liquid form that is more compatible and complementary to these physical properties. A liquid suspension of a glycerol-based product may overcome the hygroscopic disadvantages experienced with glycerol when provided in a powder form, chiefly poor mixing, instability during storage, shipping or packaging, as well as dosing limitations.

[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)


Cosmetic compositions
Patent No. 10842837 

Inventor(s): 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: 16155540 on 10/09/2018 (777 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a method for treating dry or erythemic skin in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising topically applying to the skin a composition that includes effective amounts of an extract from [i]Echinacea purpurea [/i]and an extract from [i]Silybum marianum[/i], wherein topical application of the composition activates human cannabinoid receptor type 2 and inhibits fatty acid amide hydrolase activity in the skin and treats the skin.

[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)


Multi-material iron-type golf club head
Patent No. 10843050 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey J. Albertsen (Plano, TX), Michael Scott Burnett (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TAYLOR MADE GOLF COMPANY, INC. (Carlsbad, CA)
Law Firm: Dawsey Co., LPA (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16422819 on 05/24/2019 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-material iron-type golf club head having a shell that defines a closed internal volume, where the head is composed of at least two different materials, incorporates a variable face thickness, and achieves a high characteristic time.

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


 

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

Distillation column having removable tray assembly
Patent No. 10843101 

Inventor(s): Jonathan P. Overmyer (McHenry, IL)
Assignee(s): Still Technologies, LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16396688 on 04/28/2019 (576 days app to issue)

Abstract: A distillation column and tray assembly is disclosed herein. The distillation column includes a removable inner tray assembly with adjustable downcomer tubes. The removable tray assembly enables the user to selectively change distillation plates when so removed. When removed, a distiller or brewer may adjust the downcomer tubes to change the fluid level on the distillation plates, or bypass certain distillation plates completely. Certain embodiments of the invention include a feature of an O-ring recessed around a perimeter of the plates permitting a tight seal and reducing manufacturing costs.

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


High speed granule delivery system and method
Patent No. 10843222 

Inventor(s): James A. Svec (Kearny, NJ)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16047776 on 07/27/2018 (851 days app to issue)

Abstract: A high speed granule delivery system and method is disclosed for dispensing granules in intermittent patterns onto a moving asphalt coated strip in the manufacture of roofing shingles. The system includes a granule hopper and a rotationally indexable pocket wheel in the bottom of the hopper. A series of pockets are formed in the circumference of the wheel and the pockets are separated by raised lands. A seal on the bottom of the hopper seals against the raised lands as the wheel is indexed. In use, the pockets of the pocket wheel drive through and are filled with granules in the bottom of the hopper. As each pocket is indexed beyond the seal, it is exposed to the moving asphalt coated strip below and its granules fall onto the strip to be embedded in the hot tacky asphalt. The speed at which the wheel is indexed is coordinated with the speed of the asphalt coated strip so that granules and strip are moving at about the same forward speed or at a preselected ratio of speeds when the granules fall onto the strip. Well defined patterns of granules are possible at high production rates.

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


Coated wood substrate
Patent No. 10843226 

Inventor(s): Clint Ellenberg (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BTD Wood Powder Coating, Inc. (Brainerd, MN)
Law Firm: Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15170520 on 06/01/2016 (1637 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention includes a method for preparing and top coating an item made of powder coated MDF (or other substrate containing wood) with the end result of improved visual and tactile smoothness; the invention includes the steps of cutting and machining the part, pre-powder preparation and sanding of the part, powder coating the part, post-powder preparation and sanding, and applying the liquid top coat to the part, resulting in a smoother finish than is currently available in any other powder coated MDF finish while requiring less coats than similar liquid paint finishes.

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


Rotary tool accessory for installation of hood cushions
Patent No. 10843276 

Inventor(s): Bryan Hodel (Frankfort, KY), Paul E. Presley (Richmond, KY)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15707547 on 09/18/2017 (1163 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotary tool accessory for installing a hood cushion in a vehicle component. The tool accessory includes a base portion structured to contact a hood cushion so as to enable rotation of the hood cushion by rotating the base portion. A hood cushion confinement portion is structured to enclose a portion of the hood cushion so as to limit or prevent radial expansion of the hood cushion during installation of the cushion into the vehicle component. The confinement portion is also structured and adjustably attachable to the base portion so as to control a movement of the base portion toward the surface of the component of the vehicle, such that a portion of the hood cushion extends past the surface of the vehicle component in a direction toward the base portion when the hood cushion has been completely installed in the vehicle component.

[B25B] TOOLS OR BENCH DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, FOR FASTENING, CONNECTING, DISENGAGING, OR HOLDING


System and method for a three-dimensional optical switch display (OSD) device
Patent No. 10843410 

Inventor(s): Alexander R. Lippert (Dallas, TX), Bo Li (Dallas, TX), Cecilia O”Brien (Dallas, TX), Daniel Scott Clark (Rocklin, CA), Maha Aljowni (Dallas, TX), Uroob Harris (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16707649 on 12/09/2019 (351 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes a system, apparatus and method for generating a three-dimensional image and/or printing a three dimensional structures, the system comprising: a medium comprising a photocurable monomer and an optical molecular switch molecule that has a non-fluorescent state and a fluorescent state, wherein the monomer forms a polymer upon exposure to the emitted light. Also taught are novel fluorescent photoswitch molecules.

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


Methods for forming bonded structures
Patent No. 10843413 

Inventor(s): Olivier Blanc (Qubec, , CA)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15935789 on 03/26/2018 (974 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided in one example embodiment and may include assembling a first component and a second component together using, at least in part, a first adhesive film on the first component and a second adhesive film on the second component, wherein the first component and the second component are fully cured and the first adhesive film and the second adhesive film are at least partially uncured; and curing the first adhesive film and the second adhesive film to form a bonded structure.

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


Method of making inkjet print heads having inkjet chambers and orifices formed in a wafer and related devices
Patent No. 10843465 

Inventor(s): Kenneth J. Stewart (Coppell, TX), Murray J. Robinson (Corinth, TX)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16165484 on 10/19/2018 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of making inkjet print heads may include forming recesses in a first surface of a first wafer to define inkjet chambers. The method may also include forming openings extending from a second surface of the first wafer through to respective ones of the inkjet chambers to define inkjet orifices. The method may further include forming a second wafer including ink heaters, and joining the first and second wafers together so that the ink heaters are aligned within respective inkjet chambers to thereby define the inkjet print heads.

[B41J] TYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS (composing B41B; printing on special surfaces B41F; laundry marking B41K; erasers, rubbers or erasing devices B43L 19/00; fluid media for correction of typographical errors by coating C09D 10/00; recording the results of measuring G01; recognition or presentation of data, marking record carriers in digital fashion, e.g. by punching, G06K; franking or ticket-printing and issuing apparatus G07B; electric keyboard switches, in general H01H 13/70, H03K 17/94; coding in connection with keyboards or like devices, in general H03M 11/00; receivers or transmitters for transmission of digital information H04L; transmission or reproduction of documents, or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission, H04N 1/00; printing mechanisms specially adapted for apparatus, e.g. cash registers, weighing machines, producing records of their own performance, see the relevant subclasses)


Composite seating components
Patent No. 10843603 

Inventor(s): Joshua T. Smith (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Safran Seats USA LLC (Gainvesville, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16315649 on 07/07/2016 (1601 days app to issue)

Abstract: Composite components ([b]22, 32[/b]) are described herein. An example composite component ([b]22, 32[/b]) includes a fill material sandwiched between a first shell and a second shell. The first shell can include a cavity for receiving the fill material. The second shell can include a recessed portion extending into the cavity. The recessed portion can be configured to receive a separate component ([b]16[/b][i]a, [/i][b]30[/b]) of a passenger seat ([b]12[/b]).

[B60N] VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (furniture construction A47)


Amenities panel for passenger seat for holding passenger belongings and devices
Patent No. 10843613 

Inventor(s): Jason K. Smith (Denton, TX), Josh T. Smith (Sanger, TX), Kevin Waters (Denton, TX), Nahum Madrid (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Safran Seats USA LLC (Gainesville, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16336190 on 07/28/2017 (1215 days app to issue)

Abstract: An amenities panel for a passenger seat includes a body and at least one convenience feature. The body includes an aft-facing side and is configured to connect to a backrest of the passenger seat. The amenities panel is configured to be positioned between a forward-facing side of the backrest and a stowed tray table.

[B60N] VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (furniture construction A47)


Removable vehicle door pocket
Patent No. 10843633 

Inventor(s): Joshua S. Lynch (Temperance, 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: 16290266 on 03/01/2019 (634 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pocket is structured to be removably securable to a vehicle door. In one arrangement, the pocket includes at least one positioning element receiving cavity structured to extend horizontally or substantially horizontally when the pocket is attached to a vehicle door.

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


Vehicle height detection and environmental warning system
Patent No. 10843694 

Inventor(s): Eric R. Schmidt (Northville, MI), Jeffrey E. Pierfelice (Canton, MI), Nicholas S. Sitarski (Ypsilanti, MI), Robert J. Crawford (Pinckney, 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: 16195723 on 11/19/2018 (736 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for a collision warning system. The collision warning system includes at least one of a navigation unit, one or more sensors or a user interface. The collision warning system includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to determine that the height of the vehicle or the height of the load on the vehicle is within a threshold height of the height of the object. The electronic control unit is configured to determine that the vehicle is approaching the object. The electronic control unit is configured to control an operation of the vehicle to indicate that the height of the vehicle or the height of load on the vehicle is within the threshold height when a distance between vehicle and approaching object is a first threshold distance and to avoid the approaching object when the distance is a second threshold distance.

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


Damping structures for tiltrotor aircraft wings
Patent No. 10843788 

Inventor(s): Frank Bradley Stamps (Fort Worth, TX), Gary Miller (Fort Worth, TX), Jeffrey Bosworth (Fort Worth, TX), Jouyoung Jason Choi (Fort Worth, TX), Michael Scott Seifert (Fort Worth, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Fort Worth, TX), Richa
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15638345 on 06/29/2017 (1244 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wing airframe for a wing of a tiltrotor aircraft includes a wing airframe core assembly and a wing skin assembly disposed on the wing airframe core assembly. The wing skin assembly includes an outer skin and a damping sublayer, the damping sublayer interposed between the outer skin and the wing airframe core assembly. The tiltrotor aircraft includes a pylon assembly subject to aeroelastic movement during forward flight. The wing is subject to deflection in response to the aeroelastic movement of the pylon assembly. The damping sublayer reduces the deflection of the wing, thereby stabilizing the wing during forward flight.

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


Selectively engageable aircraft driveshaft using friction plates
Patent No. 10843789 

Inventor(s): Russell L. Mueller (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15920195 on 03/13/2018 (987 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods include providing an aircraft with a fuselage and a wing assembly rotatable relative to the fuselage about a stow axis between a flight position and a stowed position. The aircraft includes an engine reduction gearbox (”ERGB”) having a retractable driveshaft assembly with an actuation shaft and a first friction plate. Actuation of the retractable driveshaft assembly by the actuation shaft causes the first friction plate to selectively engage and disengage a second friction plate associated with a mid-wing gearbox (”MWGB”) via axially translatable motion of the retractable driveshaft assembly along its rotation axis. When the friction plates are engaged, rotation of the retractable driveshaft assembly imparts rotation to at least one rotor assembly. When the friction plates are disengaged, the wing assembly is capable of selectively rotation with respect to the fuselage about the stow axis between the flight position and the stowed position.

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


System and method for controlling rotorcraft
Patent No. 10843791 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Bothwell (Grapevine, TX), Jillian Samantha Alfred (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providene, RI)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15981525 on 05/16/2018 (923 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a rotorcraft includes: a rotor system; a sensor; a flight control device; and a flight control computer (FCC) coupled to the rotor system, the sensor, and the flight control device, the FCC configured to: determine a rotation speed of the rotor system; select a first aeroservoelasticity filter configuration from a plurality of aeroservoelasticity filter configurations according to the rotation speed of the rotor system, the aeroservoelasticity filter configurations being predetermined configurations corresponding to different rotation speeds of the rotor system; receive a signal from the sensor; filter the signal according to the first aeroservoelasticity filter configuration; and adjust the flight control device according to the filtered signal.

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


Storage modes for tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 10843797 

Inventor(s): Christopher Edward Foskey (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16203931 on 11/29/2018 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tiltrotor aircraft having a VTOL flight mode, a forward flight mode and a storage mode includes a fuselage having a wing rotatably mounted thereto. The wing has an orientation generally perpendicular to the fuselage, in the flight modes, and an orientation generally parallel to the fuselage, in the storage mode. First and second pylon assemblies are positioned proximate outboard ends of the wing. First and second mast assemblies are respectively rotatable relative to the first and second pylon assemblies and have generally vertical orientations, in the VTOL flight mode, and generally horizontal orientations, in the forward flight mode and the storage mode. First and second proprotor assemblies are respectively rotatable relative to the first and second mast assemblies. Each proprotor assembly includes a plurality of rotor blades and has a radially extended orientation, in the flight modes, and a stowed orientation, in the storage mode.

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


Mast lockout systems for tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 10843798 

Inventor(s): Charles Hubert Speller (Flower Mound, TX), Mark Alan Przybyla (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16229296 on 12/21/2018 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mast lockout system for a tiltrotor aircraft having a proprotor assembly. The system includes a mast coupled to and rotatable with the proprotor assembly. A proprotor gearbox having a proprotor gearbox housing is configured to transmit torque and rotation energy to the mast. A lock assembly has first and second lock members. The first lock member is coupled to the mast between first and second mast bearings and configured to rotate with the mast. The second lock member is coupled to the proprotor gearbox housing. The lock assembly has a first position in which the first and second lock members are disengaged, thereby allowing rotation of the mast. The lock assembly has a second position in which the first and second lock members are engaged, thereby preventing rotation of the mast. The lock assembly is actuatable between the first and second positions.

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


Containment system for hazardous or other materials
Patent No. 10843868 

Inventor(s): Curtis Lee (Cresson, TX), Gregory F. Sillivent (Granbury, TX), Ricky Davalos (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): TitanLiner, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16554317 on 08/28/2019 (454 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a floor having an impermeable material, where the floor has multiple edge portions and each edge portion corresponds to one edge of the floor. The apparatus also includes multiple wall sections configured to form multiple free-standing walls around a perimeter of the floor, where each of the multiple walls corresponds to one of the edge portions. The apparatus further includes multiple brackets, where each bracket is configured to fit over one of the multiple walls after the corresponding edge portion of the floor is draped over the wall. Each bracket is configured to fit against sides of the wall so as to hold the corresponding edge portion in place.

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


Nanofiber yarn dispenser
Patent No. 10843891 

Inventor(s): Marcio D. Lima (Richardson, TX), Raquel Ovalle-Robles (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Greenblum Bernstein, P.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15830186 on 12/04/2017 (1086 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dispenser is described for dispensing nanofiber yarns that includes a housing that defines an inlet, an outlet, and a chamber. A spool, around which is wound a length of nanofiber yarn, is disposed within the chamber defined by the housing. The nanofiber yarn is threaded from the chamber through the outlet and can be dispensed in a controlled way that reduces the likelihood of developing knots within the nanofiber yarn, and which facilitates convenient application of the yarn onto an underlying surface. In some cases, the dispenser can be used to concurrently dispense an adhesive or other polymer along with the nanofiber yarn.

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


 

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

Compounds for pain treatment, compositions comprising same, and methods of using same
Patent No. 10844054 

Inventor(s): Pasquale N. Confalone (Wilmington, DE), Scott L. Dax (Landenberg, PA)
Assignee(s): CerSci Therapeutics, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Saul Ewing Arnstein Lehr LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16729072 on 12/27/2019 (333 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates to compounds of formula (I), compositions containing the same, and methods for treating and/or diminishing pain in a subject. The compounds of formula (I) are effective for treating opioid-induced tachyphylaxis and opioid-induced hyperalgesia.

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


Method of retrofitting a vacuum deposition chamber
Patent No. 10844472 

Inventor(s): Alain Mathieu (Dallas, TX), Brian McCrady (Dallas, TX), Cesar Maksoud (Dallas, TX), Todd Lane Jacobs (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d”Optique) (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16690545 on 11/21/2019 (369 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates to a method of retrofitting a vacuum deposition chamber of an apparatus for coating optical substrates, the vacuum deposition chamber comprising a second resistance evaporator crucible. The method comprises installing a resistance evaporator comprising a crucible into the operational vacuum deposition chamber such that the crucible is disposed above the vacuum deposition chamber floor, and such that the second resistance evaporator crucible is closer to the vacuum deposition chamber floor than the installed crucible.

[C23C] COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL (applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; making metal-coated products by extrusion B21C 23/22; covering with metal by connecting pre-existing layers to articles, see the relevant places, e.g. B21D 39/00, B23K; working of metal by the action of a high concentration of electric current on a workpiece using an electrode B23H; metallising of glass C03C; metallising mortars, concrete, artificial stone, ceramics or natural stone C04B 41/00; paints, varnishes, lacquers C09D; enamelling of, or applying a vitreous layer to, metals C23D; inhibiting corrosion of metallic material or incrustation in general C23F; treating metal surfaces or coating of metals by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25D, C25F; single-crystal film growth C30B; by metallising textiles D06M 11/83; decorating textiles by locally metallising D06Q 1/04; details of scanning-probe apparatus, in general G01Q; manufacture of semiconductor devices H01L; manufacture of printed circuits H05K) [4]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Building panel leveling system
Patent No. 10844611 

Inventor(s): Michael Sean Franklin (Fort Worth, TX), Thomas Merle Shingler (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15776074 on 11/14/2016 (1471 days app to issue)

Abstract: A building panel offset adjustment and leveling system permits precise mounting of panel extrusion channels, and thereby the panels, onto the surface of a building. In a particular embodiment, a slotted spool race along the under surface of each extrusion channel mates with a threaded spool having a first flange slidably received within the spool race and a second flange coupled to the first flange by a threaded collar. The second flange articulates between a proximate position closest to the race and a distal position, providing a continuous offset adjustment range between said extrusion channel and the building. In one or more alternate embodiments, columns of coaxially mated shims replace the spool and provide incremental, graded offset adjustment. In each embodiment, a hollow bore through the offset adjustment system accepts a fastener which affixes the extrusion channel to the building and clamps the adjustment system into its selected offset position.

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


Drill bit having shaped impregnated shock studs and/or intermediate shaped cutter
Patent No. 10844667 

Inventor(s): Bruno Cuillier De Maindreville (Pau, , FR), Daniel Michael Tilleman (Calgary, , CA), Duncan Michael McAllister (Oklahoma City, OK)
Assignee(s): VAREL INTERNATIONAL IND., L.L.C. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16113169 on 08/27/2018 (820 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bit for drilling a wellbore includes: a shank having a coupling formed at an upper end thereof; a body mounted to a lower end of the shank; and a cutting face forming a lower end of the bit. The cutting face includes: a blade protruding from the body; a leading cutter including: a substrate mounted in a pocket formed in a leading edge of the blade; and a cutting table made from a superhard material and mounted to the substrate; and a shock stud having a nonplanar working portion made from a composite material and mounted in a lower face of the blade at a position trailing the leading cutter. The composite material comprises a ceramic or cermet matrix impregnated with a superhard material.

[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

 

Transportation fixtures for wind turbine blades
Patent No. 10844841 

Inventor(s): Alberto J. Alvarez (Fort Worth, TX), Andrew J. Sullivan (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): BNSF Logistics, LLC (Springdale, AR)
Law Firm: Dan Brown Law Office (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16110868 on 08/23/2018 (824 days app to issue)

Abstract: Fixtures for supporting wind turbine blades that have a root end flange, which may be interconnected with twistlock fasteners and stacked for use in plural modes of transportation, including ocean transportation. A root fixture includes a bearing that rotatably engages a mounting flange adapter that is coupled to the blade”s root flange. A bearing pivot is coupled to the bearing to allow the blade to pivot during loading, unloading and transport. A tip stand assembly is provided to engage the blade along a tip end support region.

[F03D] WIND MOTORS


Box fan apparatus with multi-adaptive suspension
Patent No. 10844866 

Inventor(s): Phillip S. Eggers (Pilot Point, TX)
Assignee(s): Euclid Design Group, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16010012 on 06/15/2018 (893 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fan apparatus comprises a frame, a central shaft mounted to the frame, and three or more suspension elements formed from a flexible material. Each respective suspension element has a first end, a second end and an adjustment mechanism operable to change a length of the suspension element. The first ends are attached to the frame and the second ends are attached to a ceiling structure to suspend the apparatus. The frame height can be adjusted by changing the lengths of all of the suspension elements by a same amount and the orientation can be adjusted by changing the lengths of the suspension element by different amounts. A blade assembly with central hub and plurality of fan blades is mounted on the shaft, a housing surrounding the blade assembly is mounted on the frame, and an electric motor is operably connected to the central hub rotate the blade assembly.

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


Rotating tension latch
Patent No. 10844894 

Inventor(s): Javier E. Oliver (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15620199 on 06/12/2017 (1261 days app to issue)

Abstract: A female latch member comprising a main body having an aperture with a central axis and an inside surface. The female latch member further includes a first upper portion and second, third and fourth lower portions extending radially from said inside surface that cooperate to form first, second and third channels, each of said first, second and third channels having in order a first vertical upper limit, a second vertical lower limit, and a third vertical upper limit, said first, second and third channels configured to receive three related pins of a male hook member and cause said female latch member to rotate relative to said male hook member. The female latch member further includes a floating bearing assembly attached to the main body, the floating bearing configured to allow for rotation and at least one of parallel, angular or axial movement of the main body.

[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)


Torque-indication crush washer
Patent No. 10844896 

Inventor(s): Manoj Handa (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Trop, Pruner Hu, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15944576 on 04/03/2018 (966 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprises a metal washer having an outer circumference, a plurality of cavities formed within the washer, wherein each cavity has an opening that is flush with the outer circumference, an indicator material comprising an inspection lacquer within at least one of the cavities, and a membrane along the outer circumference sealing the inspection lacquer within the cavity.

[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)


Multispeed automatic transmission for electrified vehicles
Patent No. 10844937 

Inventor(s): Luke A. Rippelmeyer (Farmers Branch, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15929059 on 11/12/2018 (743 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transmission includes a compound planetary gear set. The compound planetary gear set includes multiple sun gears and a non-input/output ring gear, a long pinion gear meshed therebetween, and an output planetary carrier carrying the long pinion gear. The long pinion gear includes multiple steps, and is meshed with the sun gears respectively at the steps and with the non-input/output ring gear at one step. With each sun gear alternatively being input-only or non-input/output, the sun gears are selectively input-only one at a time. Moreover, the non-input/output ring gear is anti-rotary and the output planetary carrier is output-only when the sun gears are input-only one at a time.

[F16H] GEARING


Polymer cartridge having a primer insert with a primer pocket groove
Patent No. 10845169 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16587316 on 09/30/2019 (421 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides an ammunition cartridge having a primer insert having a top surface opposite a bottom surface and a extraction flange that extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the substantially cylindrical coupling element is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface, wherein the primer recess comprises a recess bottom and a circular recess side wall; a primer flash aperture through the recess bottom that extends through the bottom surface, wherein the primer flash aperture is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding to form a flash hole; and one or more pads positioned on the recess bottom; a groove in the primer recess positioned around the primer flash aperture to extend at least partially over the recess bottom and adapted to receive a polymer overmolding.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Apparatus and system for wide-range current sensing
Patent No. 10845396 

Inventor(s): Roy Alan Hastings (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16135625 on 09/19/2018 (797 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sectioned field effect transistor (”FET”) for implementing a rapidly changing sense range ratio dynamically in response to changing load and main supply conditions. The sectioned FET may have multiple main FET sections, and multiple sense FET sections. These sections can be dynamically connected and disconnected from the sectioned FET. The sections may also be connected by a common gate. There may also be common drain or source connections for the main FET sections, and also common drain or source connections for the sense FET sections. The sectioned FET allows for the sense range to be extended by a multiple of k+1, where k is the size ratio or factor of the additional sense FET sections. This allows the current sense range ratio to be extended to (m+n)/n*(k+1).

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


IC receiving TDI addresses in R/TI after update-IR while TDI in second logic state
Patent No. 10845412 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16282529 on 02/22/2019 (641 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure provides a novel method and apparatus for inputting addresses to devices to select the device TAP for access. Further, the disclosure provides a novel method and apparatus for inputting addresses for selecting device TAPs and for inputting commands for commanding circuitry within the device. The inputting of addresses or the inputting of addresses and commands is initiated by a control bit input on TDI that is recognized during the Run Test/Idle, Pause-DR or Pause-IR TAP states.

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


TCK to shift register and decompressor on shift-DR and pause-DR
Patent No. 10845415 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16275015 on 02/13/2019 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes novel methods and apparatuses for accessing test compression architectures (TCA) in a device using either a parallel or serial access technique. The serial access technique may be controlled by a device tester or by a JTAG controller. Further the disclosure provides an approach to access the TCA of a device when the device exists in a daisy-chain arrangement with other devices, such as in a customer”s system. Additional embodiments are also provided and described in the disclosure.

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


Network architecture and methods for location services
Patent No. 10845453 

Inventor(s): Felix Markhovsky (Dallas, TX), Michael John Buynak (Dallas, TX), Russ Markhovsky (Dallas, TX), Truman Prevatt (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): POLTE CORPORATION (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16367014 on 03/27/2019 (608 days app to issue)

Abstract: A split architecture is disclosed for determining the location of a wireless device in a heterogeneous wireless communications environment. A detector within the device or another component of the environment receives signals including parameters for a localization signal of the device. The parameters describe known in advance signals within the signals. Additional metadata including each frame start of the signals and assistance data and auxiliary information are also received. The known in advance signals are detected based on the parameters of the localization signal. Samples extracted from the known in advance signals are then processed and compressed and sent with other collect data to a locate server remote from the detector. The location server uses that information as well as similar information about the environment to calculate the location of the device, as well as perform tracking and navigation of the device, and report such results to the environment.

[G01S] RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES


Optical system for image projectors
Patent No. 10845607 

Inventor(s): Duane Scott Dewald (Dallas, TX), Nathan Wainwright (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16773834 on 01/27/2020 (302 days app to issue)

Abstract: A projector system comprising a laser light source, a collimating lens, a fly-eye lens, an integrating rod and a first modulator is disclosed. The light from a laser light source/fiber illuminates a collimator to substantially collimate the light and then is transmitted through a fly”s-eye lens. The fly”s-eye lens provides a desired angular/spatial light distribution for further processing to a first modulator of the projector system.

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


Method and system for buck converter current re-use for minimum switching frequency pulse-skip operation
Patent No. 10845833 

Inventor(s): Christian Harder (Freising, , DE), Emil Cioran (Freising, , DE), Stefan Dietrich (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16653272 on 10/15/2019 (406 days app to issue)

Abstract: A buck voltage converter comprising a high side switch, a low side switch, a capacitor, an inductor, a gate driver circuit having outputs coupled to the gate terminal of the high side switch and the gate terminal of the low side switch, and a separate voltage regulator circuit that powers circuitry internal to the buck voltage converter. The voltage regulator circuit includes a multiplexer having a first multiplexer input coupled to the input voltage source, a second multiplexer input coupled to the buck output of the buck voltage converter, and one or more multiplexer control inputs to select which of the two multiplexer inputs is coupled to a multiplexer output and pass transistor having a first terminal coupled to the multiplexer output of the multiplexer and having a second terminal coupled to the regulator output of the voltage regulator.

[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]


Time-of-flight head movement measurement for wearable device
Patent No. 10845870 

Inventor(s): Rui Xiao (San Jose, CA), Xiaoyong Yang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16101131 on 08/10/2018 (837 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method of determining a movement of a user”s head with a ranging sensor. The ranging sensor transmits a ranging signal that is reflected off of a user”s shoulder and received back at the ranging sensor. The received ranging signal can be used to determine distance between the user”s head and the user”s shoulder or to determine the reflectivity of the user”s shoulder. With the distance or the reflectivity, a processor can be used to determine movement of the user”s head. Furthermore, a multiple zone ranging sensor or multiple ranging sensors can be used to detect the user”s shoulder in different spatial zones.

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


Method for refining cognitive insights using travel-related cognitive graph vectors
Patent No. 10846315 

Inventor(s): John N. Faith (Austin, TX), Kyle W. Kothe (Austin, TX), Scott E. Goldberg (Venice, CA)
Assignee(s): REALPAGE INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Sprinkle IP Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16409521 on 05/10/2019 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for using travel-related cognitive graph vectors.

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


Automatic annotation for vehicle damage
Patent No. 10846322 

Inventor(s): Avid Ghamsari (Frisco, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16786695 on 02/10/2020 (288 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects described herein may allow an automated generation of an interactive multimedia content with annotations showing vehicle damage. In one method, a server may receive vehicle-specific identifying information of a vehicle. Image sensors may capture multimedia content showing aspects associated with exterior regions of the vehicle, and may send the multimedia content to the server. For each of the exterior regions of the vehicle, the server may determine, using a trained classification model, instances of damage. Furthermore, the server may generate an interactive multimedia content that shows images with annotations indicating instances of damage. The interactive multimedia content may be displayed via a user interface.

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


Methods and apparatus to collect distributed user information for media impressions and search terms
Patent No. 10846430 

Inventor(s): Madhusudhan Reddy Alla (Allen, 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: 16692874 on 11/22/2019 (368 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example method includes receiving a media identifier and a first impression identifier from a media device, the media identifier being indicative of media presented at the media device, receiving the first impression identifier in association with first user information from a first database proprietor as a result of the first database proprietor obtaining a first identifier encrypted with a first encryption key by the media device, and receiving a second impression identifier in association with second user information from a second database proprietor as a result of the second database proprietor obtaining a second identifier encrypted with a second encryption key. The example method further includes identifying the first user information as associated with a user based on the first impression identifier, identifying the second user information as not associated with the user based on the second impression identifier and discarding the second user information.

[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]


Hyperspectral identification of target
Patent No. 10846530 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Paul Nissen (Alba, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16224057 on 12/18/2018 (707 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems of locating an object of interest with a hyperspectral imaging system include placing a hyperspectral tag on the object of interest. A hyperspectral camera then then collects light emitted by an area of interest. An analyzer unit of the hyperspectral imaging system processes the collected light emitted by the area of interest into a hyperspectral image. The hyperspectral image includes a data file that includes information regarding a spectral response at each pixel of the first hyperspectral image. The analyzer unit then compares the spectral response at a first pixel of the hyperspectral image with the spectral response of the hyperspectral tag. Based upon the comparison, the analyzer unit generates an identity of the object of interest.

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


Systems and methods for augmented reality navigation
Patent No. 10846534 

Inventor(s): Chih-Hsiang Chow (Coppell, TX), Elizabeth Furlan (Plano, TX), Steven Dang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONCE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16821526 on 03/17/2020 (252 days app to issue)

Abstract: An augmented reality system including processors and storage devices storing instructions. The instructions may configure the processors to perform operations including determining a location of a mobile device, identifying a facility based on the location, requesting mapping data from a facility server, the mapping data comprising a plurality of vehicles, vehicle location data, and landmarks, identifying one location attribute in a video feed captured by an augmented reality viewer displayed in the mobile device, and determining whether the one location attribute matches the plurality of vehicles or the landmarks. The operations may also include identifying qualified vehicles from the vehicles based on qualification criteria, determining whether the qualified vehicles is in a field of view of the augmented reality viewer based on object attributes and the vehicle location data, and generating a modified video feed by providing an indication associated with qualified vehicles in the field of view.

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


Object recognition based on hierarchical domain-based models
Patent No. 10846555 

Inventor(s): Gina L. Otts (Flower Mound, TX), Luis M. Tomotaki (Plano, TX), Natasha Avinash Shah (Irving, TX), William F. Copeland (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15632652 on 06/26/2017 (1247 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium each provide an object recognition service that identifies an object within an image or a video. An object is identified according to a general classification based on a domain-based inference model, and is subsequently further identified according to a sub-classification of the general classification based on another domain-based inference model. The domain-based inference models are hierarchical. The object recognition of the object may be used in support of end user services.

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


Using machine learning system to dynamically modify device parameters
Patent No. 10846619 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15705335 on 09/15/2017 (1166 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems for dynamically modifying one or more parameters of an event processing device are provided. In some examples, a system may receive data, such as data from a mobile device of a user. The data may include current location information of the mobile device. In some examples, additional data, may also be received. In some examples, one or more machine learning datasets may be used to determine whether a parameter of the event processing device should be modified. If so, an instruction to modify the parameter of the event processing device may be generated and executed. After modifying the parameter, additional data may be received and analyzed to determine whether a triggering event has occurred. If not, the parameter may remain in the modified state. If a triggering event has occurred, the parameter may be further modified.

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


Visualizing vehicle condition using extended reality
Patent No. 10846661 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Anna, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16526244 on 07/30/2019 (483 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various aspects described herein generally relate to visualizing a vehicle history using extended reality. In some implementations, an extended reality device may obtain image data corresponding to one or more vehicle parts that are visible in a field of view of the extended reality device. The extended reality device may identify one or more anchor points in a coordinate space corresponding to the field of view of the extended reality device and obtain a vehicle history report based on an identifier associated with the vehicle. The extended reality device may obtain digital content based on one or more records contained in the vehicle history report and an expected visual appearance of the one or more parts of the vehicle. The extended reality device may render the digital content on a display of the extended reality device. Various other aspects are provided.

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


Kiosk gift card system and method
Patent No. 10846684 

Inventor(s): James Curtis (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16925144 on 07/09/2020 (138 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gift card system and method for purchasing gift cards at a kiosk is disclosed. The system/method includes a gift card distribution kiosk located at a retail establishment that provides a user with access to a multitude of different forms of gift cards that may be purchased and printed onto a customizable card with a personalized message. The kiosk includes a kiosk processor interface, a gift card dispenser, a card reader and gift card management server connected to a network. The gift card management server, through the kiosk processor interface, provides vendor options to users to select and pay via the card reader. In another embodiment, the kiosk is used to redeem unused user gift cards for a reduced value user selected gift card, reduced cash value, full value store card, rewards points, bank debit, and/or electronic code user towards online purchases.

[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]


Multi-vector authentication unit (MVAU)
Patent No. 10846701 

Inventor(s): Jayachandra Varma (Irving, TX), Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16408561 on 05/10/2019 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to electronically detecting and responding to a security risk associated with a non-electronic transaction. These aspects include recording and storing a video of a customer entering a financial institution (FI). Upon review of the video, the method confirms that the customer is a legacy customer and then deletes the video, or confirms that the customer is a non-legacy customer. If the customer is a non-legacy customer, the method stores the video for an amount of time sufficient to quantify a security risk associated with the customer. The method may then use an input device including at least one customer-imperceptible biometric sensor to retrieve information about the customer. The method compares the stored video to the biometric information to adjust a level of the security risk associated with the customer or transaction. If the security risk is lower than a threshold, the method may delete the video.

[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 to infer structural stresses with visual image and video data
Patent No. 10846819 

Inventor(s): Brett Story (Rockwall, TX), Dinesh Rajan (Dallas, TX), Joseph Camp (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15951632 on 04/12/2018 (957 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes an apparatus and method for determining time-varying stress experienced by a structure comprising: obtaining images that include the structure; segmenting the second and any subsequent images to include the ”static” portions that are identified from the first image; computing with a processor the affine transformations between the first and second, and optionally subsequent images, sequence of images; estimating a deformation (i.e. translation and rotation) undergone by the structure; and converting the deformation to estimate the structural stress by using one or more scaling functions) to generate the time-varying stress experienced by the structure.

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


Methods and systems for delivering class II gaming
Patent No. 10846992 

Inventor(s): David Hampe (Plano, TX), Gregg Demasters (Sachse, TX), Jeremy Tyra (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Class II Solutions, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: DuBois, Bryant Campbell, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16520206 on 07/23/2019 (490 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gaming method and system for converting class III games to meet casino regulatory requirements for class II games through the use of a class II gaming engine. The random number generator used to determine results in any class III game is replaced with a class II gaming engine configured to provide bingo-generated game results in lieu of random number generated results while not altering the player”s game play experience. Any class III gaming terminal may be communicatively connected to the class II gaming engine which, in turn, may be communicatively connected to a class II central server. The class II central server may be connected to a plurality of class II gaming engines in a plurality of casinos and may be used to manage and maintain the class II gaming engines.

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


Method and apparatus for segmented video compression
Patent No. 10847003 

Inventor(s): Charles W. Dozier (Dallas, TX), Thomas W. Mitchell (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TROVER GROUP INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16402737 on 05/03/2019 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: An archival video system uses profile images as a background for an image and delta images to indicate the difference between a current image and a profile image. An image may be segmented into multiple sectors, with each sector compared to a profile sector. The resulting image may be constructed using references to previously stored sectors from different images.

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


Physiological-based detection and feedback systems and methods
Patent No. 10847006 

Inventor(s): Arthur P. Walters (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16363198 on 03/25/2019 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods which detect in video and/or audio data a change in a physiological indicator of a person captured by the video and/or audio data, and which provide feedback indicating when the change in the physiological indicator occurs, are described. A method uses an analytics module operating on at least one processor. Data is received from a video camera worn on a first person. The data is indicative of an interaction between the first person and a second person. A physiological indicator of the second person is detected by analyzing the data. A change in the physiological indicator in the data is determined. An indication of the change in the physiological indicator in the data is transmitted to a sensory device on the first person.

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


Parking sensor magnetometer calibration
Patent No. 10847028 

Inventor(s): Richard Reisbick (Westminster, TX)
Assignee(s): Parkifi, Inc. (Englewood, CO)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16528105 on 07/31/2019 (482 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various arrangements for determining that a vehicle is present in a parking space are presented. A parking sensor can make a plurality of magnetic field strength measurements using a magnetometer. The magnetic field strength measurements are analyzed to determine a number of the plurality of magnetic field strength measurements that are within various magnetic field strength windows A magnetic field strength window may be selected as a vehicle-detection baseline. A determination that the vehicle is parked proximate to the parking sensor device within the parking space may be made based on a magnetic field strength measurement being outside of the selected magnetic field strength window.

[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]


Timing control of voltage supply during polarity transition
Patent No. 10847222 

Inventor(s): Byung Sick Moon (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig (27 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16668558 on 10/30/2019 (391 days app to issue)

Abstract: A timing control circuit in an integrated circuit memory device. The circuit has an input line, a first output line and a second output line. The input line configured to receive a control signal for the timing control circuit to generate, a first selection input on the first output line and a second selection input on the second output line. In response to the control signal transitioning from a first state to a second state, the first selection input completes a first transition before the second selection input starts a second transition (e.g., for selection between 0V and 4.5V); and in response to the control signal transitioning from the second state to the first state, the second selection input completes a third transition before the first selection input starts fourth transition (e.g., for selection between 5V and 1.2V). The sequential transitions avoid simultaneous selection of 5V and 4.5V.

[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)


Remapping operations
Patent No. 10847235 

Inventor(s): Craig Warner (Plano, TX), Ryan Akkerman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Department (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15761111 on 09/30/2015 (1882 days app to issue)

Abstract: A remapping rate of remapping operations on a memory module may be determined. Each remapping operation may comprise storing a pointer to an unfailed memory location within a failed memory location. A wear-leveling rate on the memory module may be adjusted based on the remapping rate.

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


Computing register with non-volatile-logic data storage
Patent No. 10847242 

Inventor(s): Adolf Baumann (Haag, , DE), Mark Jung (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14555552 on 11/26/2014 (2190 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digital system includes a non-volatile calculating register having a set of latches configured to perform a calculation. A set of non-volatile storage cells is coupled to the set of latches. Access detection logic is coupled to the calculating register and is operable to initiate a calculation of a next value by the calculating register each time the calculating register is accessed by an accessing module. The access detection logic is operable to cause the next value to be stored in the set of non-volatile storage cells at the completion of the calculation as an atomic transaction. After a power loss or other restore event, the contents of the calculating register may be restored from the non-volatile storage cells.

[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 system for peer-to-peer operation of multiple recording devices
Patent No. 10848368 

Inventor(s): Brent G. Robertson (Richardson, TX), David C. Thompson (Plano, TX), Eric Riley (Wylie, TX), James Walter Exner (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): WATCHGUARD VIDEO, INC. (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16285639 on 02/26/2019 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes receiving a first status message from a first recording device. The first status message includes a first recording identifier. The method further includes determining to initiate a second recording on a particular recording device based, at least in part, on the first status message and configuration settings. In addition, the method includes initiating a second recording on the particular recording device. Furthermore, the method includes creating a second recording identifier. The method also includes storing information related to the first recording identifier and the second recording identifier in a metadata file. Additionally, the method includes transmitting a second status message for receipt by other recording devices. The second status message includes the second recording identifier.

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


Methods and apparatus to optimize power consumption and capacity in a multi-mode communication system
Patent No. 10849017 

Inventor(s): Il Han Kim (Allen, TX), Wonsoo Kim (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16383146 on 04/12/2019 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: A utilization factor controller is to estimate power consumption values corresponding to a plurality of first utilization factor and second utilization factor pairs, the first utilization factor corresponding to utilization of the first transceiver that is to communicate using a first protocol, the second utilization factor corresponding to utilization of the second transceiver that is to communicate using a second protocol different form the first protocol, the utilization factor controller to select a first utilization factor and second utilization factor pair based on the estimated power consumption value. A transmission time controller is to calculate first and second transmission times to be used by the first and second transceiver based on the selected first utilization factor and second utilization factor pair. A data allocator is to allocate data for transmission by the first transceiver and the second transceiver according to the first and second transmission times.

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


 

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Desktop electronic device
Patent No. 10845852 

Inventor(s): Daniel L. McBroom (Leonard, TX), Michael D. McBroom (Leonard, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright RLLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16654793 on 10/16/2019 (405 days app to issue)

Abstract: An internal component and external interface arrangement for a cylindrical compact computing system is described that includes at least a structural heat sink having triangular shape disposed within a cylindrical volume defined by a cylindrical housing. A computing engine having a generally triangular shape is described having internal components that include a graphics processing unit (GPU) board, a central processing unit (CPU) board, an input/output (I/O) interface board, an interconnect board, and a power supply unit (PSU).

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


Remote integrity assurance of a secured virtual environment
Patent No. 10846408 

Inventor(s): Andrew T. Fausak (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products, L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15962520 on 04/25/2018 (944 days app to issue)

Abstract: A secured virtual environment provides access to enterprise data and may be configured remotely while isolated from the operating system of an Information Handling System (IHS). In secured booting of the IHS, references signatures are received via an out-of-band connection to the IHS. The reference signatures specify reference states for components of the IHS. Prior to launching a secured virtual environment, a trusted resource of the IHS, such as embedded controller isolated from the operating system, is queried for updated signatures specifying operating states of the component. The integrity of the IHS is validated based on comparisons of the respective reference signatures and updated signatures. If the integrity of the IHS is validated, a secured virtual environment is configured such that particular user may access the enterprise data according to applicable policies that may be periodically revalidated. The secured virtual environment may then be launched on the IHS.

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


Selective mapping of coded multi-channel transmission
Patent No. 10846879 

Inventor(s): John P. Fonseka (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Lee Sullivan Shea Smith LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16708037 on 12/09/2019 (351 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a methods, apparatus and systems for improving a systems-level data rate on a communications link such the orthogonal frequency division multiplexed multiple access (OFDMA) downlink used in used in WiFi and LTE cellular/wireless mobile data applications. The present invention preferably uses a form of multilevel coding and decoding known as tiled-building-block encoding/decoding. With the present invention, different receivers coupled to different parallel downlink channels with different channel qualities decode different received signal constellations at different levels of resolution. This allows the downlink of the OFDMA system to operate with a significantly higher data rate, thus eliminating existing inefficiencies in the downlink and significantly increasing system level bandwidth efficiency.

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


System and computer program for healthcare information management in a multi-party healthcare network
Patent No. 10847256 

Inventor(s): Greg Brady (Dallas, TX), Jeff Hook (Coppell, TX), Ranjit Notani (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15676916 on 08/14/2017 (1198 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, computer program product and method for healthcare information management in a multi-party healthcare network. The system includes a plurality of remote computers, a central server, a network interface in communication with the central server and the plurality of remote computers over a network, and a shared database in communication with the central server. The central server is configured to receive patient data for a patient, create an electronic health record for the patient on the shared database of the service provider computer, encrypt the electronic health record, associate a plurality of security permissions with the electronic health record, provide access to the electronic health record to a plurality of remote computers via the multi-party healthcare network based on the relevant security permission for each of the respective plurality of remote computers, receive changes to the patient data for the patient from at least one of the plurality of remote computers, and update the electronic health record for the patient based on the changes to the patient data for the patient. The electronic health record includes the patient data. A single version of the truth exists for the electronic health record for all parties in the multi-party healthcare network.

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


Magnetic structures with self-enclosed magnetic paths
Patent No. 10847299 

Inventor(s): Bo Yang (Allen, TX), Hengchun Mao (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Quanten Technologies Limited (Road Town, , VG)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15334760 on 10/26/2016 (1490 days app to issue)

Abstract: A structure comprises a first portion of a winding having a first almost enclosed shape, a second portion of the winding having a second almost enclosed shape and a connection element between the first portion and the second portion, wherein the first portion and the second portion are arranged in a symmetrical manner and the first portion, the second portion and the connection element form a first air core inductor.

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


In-situ deposition and etch process and apparatus for precision patterning of semiconductor devices
Patent No. 10847376 

Inventor(s): Naoto Umehara (Yokkaichi, , JP), Sung Tae Lee (Yokkaichi, , JP), Syo Fukata (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yusuke Osawa (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16380260 on 04/10/2019 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first material layer, a second material layer, and a photoresist layer may be formed over a substrate. The second material layer may be patterned by transfer of a lithographic pattern therethrough. A conformal spacer layer may be formed over the patterned second material layer in a chamber enclosure of an in-situ deposition-etch apparatus. Spacer films may be formed by anisotropically etching the conformal spacer layer in the chamber enclosure of the in-situ deposition-etch apparatus. The first material layer may be anisotropically etched using a combination of the patterned second material layer and the spacer films as an etch mask in the in-situ deposition-etch apparatus. A high fidelity pattern may be transferred into the first material layer with reduced line edge roughness, reduced line width roughness, and without enlargement of lateral dimensions of openings in the first material 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]


Warpage-compensated bonded structure including a support chip and a three-dimensional memory chip
Patent No. 10847408 

Inventor(s): Jian Chen (Menlo Park, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Senaka Kanakamedala (San Jose, CA), Yao-Sheng Lee (Tampa, FL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16263086 on 01/31/2019 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first semiconductor die and a second semiconductor die can be bonded in a manner that enhances alignment of bonding pads. Non-uniform deformation of a first wafer including first semiconductor dies can be compensated for by forming a patterned stress-generating film on a backside of the first wafer. Metallic bump portions can be formed on concave surfaces of metallic bonding pads by a selective metal deposition process to reduce gaps between pairs of bonded metallic bonding pads. Pad-to-pad pitch can be adjusted on a semiconductor die to match the pad-to-pad pitch of another semiconductor die employing a tilt-shift operation in a lithographic exposure tool. A chuck configured to provide non-uniform displacement across a wafer can be employed to hold a wafer in a contoured shape for bonding with another wafer in a matching contoured position. Independently height-controlled pins can be employed to hold a wafer in a non-planar configuration.

[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]


Non-volatile memory with capacitors using metal under signal line or above a device capacitor
Patent No. 10847452 

Inventor(s): Luisa Lin (Redwood City, CA), Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, CA), Mohan Dunga (Santa Clara, CA), Peter Rabkin (Cupertino, CA), Venkatesh P. Ramachandra (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16168232 on 10/23/2018 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile storage apparatus comprises a non-volatile memory structure and a plurality of I/O pads in communication with the non-volatile memory structure. The I/O pads include a power I/O pad, a ground I/O pad and data/control I/O pads. The non-volatile storage apparatus further comprises one or more capacitors connected to the power I/O pad and the ground I/O pad. The one or more capacitors are positioned in one or more metal interconnect layers below the signal lines and/or above device capacitors on the top surface of the substrate.

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


Integrated circuits with conductive bumps having a profile with a wave pattern
Patent No. 10847483 

Inventor(s): Jose Daniel Carlos Torres (Angeles, , PH), Ruby Ann Merto Camenforte (Mabalacat, , PH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16116094 on 08/29/2018 (818 days app to issue)

Abstract: An article of manufacture comprises: an integrated circuit having a contact; a conductive bump electrically coupled to the contact, the conductive bump having a profile with a wave pattern; a lead frame electrically coupled to the conductive bump; and an integrated circuit package mold, the integrated circuit package mold covering portions of the conductive bump and the lead frame.

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


Three-dimensional memory device having double-width staircase regions and methods of manufacturing the same
Patent No. 10847524 

Inventor(s): Mitsuteru Mushiga (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yasushi Doda (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yoshitaka Otsu (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16362988 on 03/25/2019 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes alternating stacks of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate. Each alternating stack within the plurality of alternating stacks is laterally spaced apart from one another by a network of interconnected trenches that extend through each level of the insulating layers and the electrically conductive layers. Groups of memory stack structures extend through a respective one of the alternating stacks. The network of interconnected trenches includes first lengthwise trenches laterally extending along a first horizontal direction by a first lateral trench extension distance, second lengthwise trenches laterally extending along the first horizontal direction and interlaced with the first lengthwise trenches to provide a laterally alternating sequence, and widthwise trenches connecting an end of a respective one of the second lengthwise trenches to a portion of a sidewall of a first lengthwise trench. The staircase regions provide a compact layout.

[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]


Methods and apparatus for high voltage integrated circuit capacitors
Patent No. 10847605 

Inventor(s): Byron Lovell Williams (Plano, TX), Jeffrey Alan West (Dallas, TX), Thomas D. Bonifield (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15646465 on 07/11/2017 (1232 days app to issue)

Abstract: High voltage integrated circuit capacitors are disclosed. In an example arrangement, A capacitor structure includes a semiconductor substrate; a bottom plate having a conductive layer overlying the semiconductor substrate; a capacitor dielectric layer deposited overlying at least a portion of the bottom plate and having a first thickness greater than about 6 um in a first region; a sloped transition region in the capacitor dielectric at an edge of the first region, the sloped transition region having an upper surface with a slope of greater than 5 degrees from a horizontal plane and extending from the first region to a second region of the capacitor dielectric layer having a second thickness lower than the first thickness; and a top plate conductor formed overlying at least a portion of the capacitor dielectric layer in the first region. Methods and additional apparatus arrangements are disclosed.

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


Method to induce strain in 3-D microfabricated structures
Patent No. 10847654 

Inventor(s): Nicolas Loubet (Guilderland, NY), Pierre Morin (Kessel-Lo, , BE)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16584647 on 09/26/2019 (425 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and structures for forming strained-channel finFETs are described. Fin structures for finFETs may be formed in two epitaxial layers that are grown over a bulk substrate. A first thin epitaxial layer may be cut and used to impart strain to an adjacent channel region of the finFET via elastic relaxation. The structures exhibit a preferred design range for increasing induced strain and uniformity of the strain over the fin height.

[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]


Optical package and method of producing an optical package
Patent No. 10847664 

Inventor(s): David Mehrl (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): AMS AG (Unterpremstaetten, , AT)
Law Firm: MH2 Technology Law Group LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15773539 on 11/04/2016 (1481 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical package is proposed comprising a carrier, an optoelectronic component, an aspheric lens, and a reflective layer. The carrier comprises electrical interconnections and the optoelectric component is arranged for emitting and/or detecting electromagnetic radiation in a specified wavelength range. Furthermore, the optoelectric component is mounted on the carrier or integrated into the carrier and electrically connected to the electric interconnections. The aspheric lens has an upper surface, a lateral surface, and a bottom surface and the bottom surface is arranged on or near the optoelectric component. The aspheric lens comprises a material which is at least transparent in the specified wavelength range. The reflective layer comprises a reflective material, wherein the reflective layer at least partly covers the lateral surface of the aspheric lens, and wherein the reflective material is at least partly reflective in the specified wavelength range.

[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]


Chloralkali process
Patent No. 10847825 

Inventor(s): Clifton T. Gonce (Maurepas, LA), Robert L. Zeller (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Occidental Chemical Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Renner, Kenner (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15740882 on 06/06/2017 (1267 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of the type where a brine solution is converted to an alkali metal hydroxide solution within a diaphragm cell, and the resulting cell liquor from the diaphragm cell is introduced to one or more fuel cells for the conversion of the alkali metal hydroxide to form electricity, the improvement comprising regulating the conversion of alkali metal hydroxide within the fuel cell to a conversion of less than 90%, and then subsequently concentrating the alkali metal hydroxide concentration from the anolyte stream of the fuel cell.

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


Quinone and hydroquinone based flow battery
Patent No. 10847829 

Inventor(s): Brian Huskinson (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, MA)
Law Firm: Clark Elbing LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15025040 on 09/26/2014 (2251 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention provides an electrochemical cell based on a new chemistry for a flow battery for large scale, e.g., gridscale, electrical energy storage. Electrical energy is stored chemically in quinone molecules having multiple oxidation states, e.g., three or more. During charging of the battery, the quinone molecules at one electrode are oxidized by emitting electrons and protons, and the quinone molecules at the other electrode are reduced by accepting electrons and protons. These reactions are reversed to deliver electrical energy. The invention also provides additional high and low potential quinones that are useful in rechargeable batteries.

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


Method for manufacturing circulators with improved performance
Patent No. 10847858 

Inventor(s): Subrahmanyam V. Pilla (Plano, TX), Yongjie Cui (Plano, TX), Yu Cao (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16427143 on 05/30/2019 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for manufacturing a self-biased circulator includes cooling a nanocomposite material to a magnetization temperature below 200 K, applying an external magnetic field to the nanocomposite material to form a magnetic nanocomposite material, providing the magnetic nanocomposite material in a semiconductor substrate, and providing one or more metal layers over the magnetic nanocomposite material to form a circulator. By cooling and then magnetizing the nanocomposite material, a performance of the circulator may be significantly improved.

[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]


Handrail mountable wireless components installation apparatus and method
Patent No. 10847868 

Inventor(s): William C. Anderson, III (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): AMPTHINK, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: AmpThink, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16543175 on 08/16/2019 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: A handrail mountable wireless components installation apparatus and related method of installation are disclosed. The apparatus/method includes a shell having two parts, a wireless components housing and a lid; and a chassis for the fixedly but detachable mounting within the shell of the wireless electronic components necessary to provide a WiFi signal, as for example a router and an antenna, the chassis equipped with two sets of brackets. One set of brackets provides the anchoring means for the fastening of the lid onto the housing. The second set of brackets allows the enclosure to be mounted on the handrail. Optionally, the chassis is provided with a mounting plate for the mounting of a router and an opening capable of accommodating an antenna without impeding the flow of the antenna signal. Optionally, the weather resistant handrail mountable wireless components installation apparatus also comprises a gasket.

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


Antenna element spacing for a dual frequency electronically scanned array and related techniques
Patent No. 10847880 

Inventor(s): James A. Pruett (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Daly, Crowley, Mofford Durkee LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15378797 on 12/14/2016 (1441 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods described herein are directed towards a radar system and a dual frequency electronically scanned array (ESA) capable of transmitting and receiving radio frequency (RF) signals at least two frequencies. The ESA includes a plurality of antenna elements which form a first effective aperture at a first radio frequency (RF) frequency and operational over a first scan range and which form a second effective aperture at a second radio frequency (RF) frequency and operational over a second scan angle. The first and second scan ranges are complementary so as to provide the radar system having an overall scan range. The plurality of antenna elements are spaced apart from each other by an amount related to at least one of the first and second scan ranges and/or one or more operating frequencies of the radar system.

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


Passive frequency multiplexer
Patent No. 10847895 

Inventor(s): Antony J. Kurth (Dallas, TX), Ethan Paul Hettwer (Dallas, TX), Joel C. Roper (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16241824 on 01/07/2019 (687 days app to issue)

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

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Enhanced phase shifter circuit to reduce RF cables
Patent No. 10847902 

Inventor(s): Morgan C. Kurk (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16178633 on 11/02/2018 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-band antenna system includes an array of wide-band radiating elements and a multi-band electrical tilt circuit. The multi-band electrical tilt circuit includes a plurality of combiners, a first RF band variable phase shifter and a second RF band variable phase shifter implemented in a common medium. The common medium may comprise a PCB, a stripline circuit, or the like. Each combiner includes a combined port, a first RF band port, and a second RF band port. The combined ports are coupled to the radiating elements. The first RF band phase shifter has a first plurality of variably phase shifted ports connected to the first RF band ports of the combiners via transmission line, and the second RF band phase shifter has a second plurality of variably phase-shifted ports connected to the second RF band ports of the combiners via transmission line. The phase shifters are independently configurable.

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


Phase shifter for an optical phase-sensitive amplifier
Patent No. 10847945 

Inventor(s): Tadashi Ikeuchi (Plano, TX), Youichi Akasaka (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15868703 on 01/11/2018 (1048 days app to issue)

Abstract: An FBG element is configured to apply a phase shift to at least one of an input optical signal, a first pump light, and an idler signal between stages of a phase sensitive amplifier. The FBG element is apodized using a trapezoidal apodization function over the length of the first FBG element to enable tuning of the phase shift over a range of 2 radians.

[H01S] DEVICES USING STIMULATED EMISSION


System, method and apparatus for spray-on application of a wire pulling lubricant
Patent No. 10847955 

Inventor(s): Mark D. Bennett (Dodd City, TX), Ramon V. Hernandez (Howe, TX), William T. Bigbee, Jr. (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): ENCORE WIRE CORPORATION (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16016640 on 06/24/2018 (884 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus lubricating a wire or cable during manufacturing, wherein the wire is aligned with an entry to a spraying enclosure and passes through a first seal of the spraying enclosure. Lubricant is sprayed onto the wire inside of the spraying enclosure while the unapplied, but sprayed, lubricant is collected at the bottom of the spraying enclosure. The wire passes through a second seal of the spraying enclosure, is aligned, and exits from the spraying enclosure.

[H01B] CABLES; CONDUCTORS; INSULATORS; SELECTION OF MATERIALS FOR THEIR CONDUCTIVE, INSULATING OR DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES (selection for magnetic properties H01F 1/00; waveguides H01P)


Wireless power transfer through low-e window
Patent No. 10847997 

Inventor(s): Kenneth Moore (Dallas, TX), Petru Emanuel Stingu (Dallas, TX), Ruwanga Dassanayake (Dallas, TX), Yulong Hou (Farmers Branch, TX)
Assignee(s): SPARK CONNECTED LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16435228 on 06/07/2019 (536 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a method for wirelessly transferring power through a low-e window includes: causing a first current to flow through a transmitter coil disposed in a first outer surface of the low-e window, the first current having a first frequency; inducing, with the first current, a second current to flow through a receiver coil disposed in a second outer surface of the low-e window, the low-e window having a metal or metal oxide layer having a first thickness; generating a voltage based on the second current; and powering an electronic device coupled to the receiver coil with the generated voltage, where the first frequency is associated with a first skin depth of the metal or metal oxide layer, and where the first skin depth is larger than the first thickness.

[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)


Thin film photovoltaic wireless interface
Patent No. 10848001 

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: 16047125 on 07/27/2018 (851 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power apparatus comprising a wireless power receiver and a photovoltaic panel including a first p-n junction fabricated via a common process onto a substrate comprising low conductivity.

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


Control methodology to reduce motor drive loss
Patent No. 10848090 

Inventor(s): Chi-Ming Wang (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: 16022105 on 06/28/2018 (880 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for reducing at least one of motor loss or motor drive loss in a vehicle. The system includes a motor designed to convert electrical energy into torque. The system also includes a sensor designed to detect motor data corresponding to at least one of a motor torque or a motor speed of the motor. The system also includes a memory designed to store testing data including optimized current commands for multiple combinations of motor torques that were determined during testing of the motor or a similar motor. The system also includes a speed or torque controller coupled to the motor, the sensor, and the memory and designed to receive a speed or torque command and to determine a current command signal usable to control the motor based on the speed or torque command, the testing data, the detected motor data, and an artificial intelligence algorithm.

[H02P] CONTROL OR REGULATION OF ELECTRIC MOTORS, ELECTRIC GENERATORS OR DYNAMO-ELECTRIC CONVERTERS; CONTROLLING TRANSFORMERS, REACTORS OR CHOKE COILS [4]


Apparatus and method for controlling a transition of a variable capacitor
Patent No. 10848132 

Inventor(s): Ping Shi (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15589694 on 05/08/2017 (1296 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and associated method are provided involving one or more registers configured to store a plurality of values including a first value corresponding with a first capacitance, and a second value corresponding with a second capacitance. Further included is a decoder configured to decode the values into corresponding capacitive settings. Also included is one or more capacitive elements in electrical communication with the decoder. Such one or more capacitive elements are configured to exhibit different capacitances, based on the capacitive settings. Also included is control circuitry in electrical communication with the decoder and the one or more registers. Such control circuitry is configured to control a transition of the capacitance of the one or more capacitive elements from the first capacitance to the second capacitance, by creating a plurality of additional values between the first value and the second value for being decoded by the decoder.

[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)


Constant resistance input pass switch with overvoltage protection
Patent No. 10848142 

Inventor(s): Kemal Safak Demirci (Dallas, TX), Shanmuganand Chellamuthu (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15975908 on 05/10/2018 (929 days app to issue)

Abstract: A protection device includes a dynamic gate bias circuit and an input pass switch. The dynamic gate bias circuit comprises an input pass switch configured to receive a first input and a first control signal; a voltage level shifter coupled to the input pass switch; a current mirror coupled to the voltage level shifter at a first node; a regulator coupled to the current mirror at a second node; and a transistor coupled to the first node, wherein the transistor is configured to receive a second control signal from the first node and to receive the first input.

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


Motor drive switch control with adaptive slew rate monitoring
Patent No. 10848148 

Inventor(s): Michael Edwin Butenhoff (Minnesota City, MN), Nicholas James Oborny (Plano, TX), Rakesh Raja (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16190784 on 11/14/2018 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic circuit includes a first switch driver, a second switch driver, and a switch node coupled to the first and second switch drivers, and configured to couple to a motor. The electronic circuit also includes slew rate measurement circuitry coupled to the switch node and configured to measure a slew rate of switching operations at the switch node. The electronic circuit also includes a controller coupled to the first switch driver, to the second switch driver, and to the slew rate measurement circuitry, and configured to compare a measured slew rate provided by the slew rate measurement circuitry with a target slew rate, and to selectively adjust control signals to at least one of the first and second switch drivers based on a comparison result. The first and second switch drivers are configured to drive switches to power the motor based on the control signals.

[H02P] CONTROL OR REGULATION OF ELECTRIC MOTORS, ELECTRIC GENERATORS OR DYNAMO-ELECTRIC CONVERTERS; CONTROLLING TRANSFORMERS, REACTORS OR CHOKE COILS [4]


Voltage level shifter
Patent No. 10848156 

Inventor(s): Krishna Reddy Mudimela Venkata (Bengaluru, , IN), Sankar Debnath (Bengaluru, , IN), Sneha Shetty (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16409964 on 05/13/2019 (561 days app to issue)

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

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


Temperature sensing with bandgap sensor input to sigma-delta ADC
Patent No. 10848175 

Inventor(s): Dwight David Griffin (San Jose, CA), Jerry Lee Doorenbos (Tucson, AZ), Keith Eric Sanborn (Tucson, AZ), Mina Raymond Naguib Nashed (Tucson, AZ), Srikanth Vellore Avadhanam Ramamurthy (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16564059 on 09/09/2019 (442 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter (ADC), comprises a first set of switches configured to receive a first voltage signal; a second set of switches coupled to the first set of switches at a first node and a second node, the second set of switches configured to receive a second voltage signal; an integrator including a first input sampling capacitor coupled to the first node and a second input sampling capacitor coupled to the second node, wherein the integrator configured to generate a first output signal. The sigma-delta ADC further comprises a comparator coupled to the integrator and configured to generate a second output signal based on the first output signal; and a controller unit having a first counter, a second counter, and a processor, the controller unit coupled to the first and second sets of switches, the integrator, and the comparator.

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


Feedback based on codebook subset
Patent No. 10848212 

Inventor(s): Lai King Tee (Dallas, TX), Neng Wang (Plano, TX), Yi Song (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16690905 on 11/21/2019 (369 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides for an improved application of signal strength weightings in a SDMA sectorized cellular network. The improved signal strength weightings application is conducted through the improved selection of weightings from a new codebook subset or by the selection of weightings from a larger codebook subset. In a further embodiment, an antenna beam index or bit map can be used to select the best beam(s) in a SDMA sectorized cellular network. In another embodiment, a field or factor in an uplink or downlink transmission packet can designate which directional transmission beam is best suited for the transmission or when the directional transmission beam should be activated.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Methods and apparatus for wireless communications over subsets of contiguous subcarriers
Patent No. 10848278 

Inventor(s): Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Philippe Sartori (Algonquin, IL), Qian Cheng (Naperville, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16183527 on 11/07/2018 (748 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for wireless communications over a wideband carrier are provided. Time-frequency resources of the wideband carrier within a transmission time interval are divided into multiple time-frequency resource blocks. Each of the time-frequency resource blocks corresponds to a group of contiguous subcarriers of the wideband carrier and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbols. Data streams may be scheduled to be transmitted in different time-frequency resource blocks, and may be destined for different user equipments or the same user equipment. Baseband processing operations may be performed on data streams scheduled in different time-frequency resource blocks independently from one another. Separate control channels or one common control channel may be configured for data transmissions in different time-frequency resource blocks.

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


Quadrature clock skew calibration circuit
Patent No. 10848297 

Inventor(s): Roland Ribeiro (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16658294 on 10/21/2019 (400 days app to issue)

Abstract: A quadrature clock skew calibration circuit includes an I-Q clock generator having an input coupled to receive a first clock signal. The I-Q clock generator generates an in phase (I) clock signal and a quadrature (Q) clock signal. The quadrature clock skew calibration circuit includes an I-Q skew sensor having a first input coupled to receive the I clock signal and having a second input coupled to receive the Q clock signal. The I-Q skew sensor generates an I-Q skew signal responsive to a skew between the I and Q clock signals. The quadrature clock skew calibration circuit includes a control circuit having a first input coupled to receive the I-Q skew signal and having a second input coupled to receive a second clock signal. The control circuit varies the duty cycle of the first clock signal responsive to the I-Q skew signal and the second clock signal.

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


Managing virtual local area network domains
Patent No. 10848347 

Inventor(s): James Dwyer (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Level 3 Communications, LLC (Broomfield, CO)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 12970930 on 12/16/2010 (3631 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method of managing a virtual local area network (VLAN) domain associated with a network is provided. In this embodiment, the method comprises: defining a VLAN domain comprising a list of a plurality of connectively coupled ports of the network associated with the VLAN domain; and assigning at least one VLAN associated with the plurality of connectively coupled ports. In another embodiment, a system for managing virtual local area networks (VLANs) in a network is provided. In this embodiment, the system comprises a network provisioning module for defining a VLAN domain comprising a list of a plurality of connectively coupled ports of the network associated with the VLAN domain and assigning at least one VLAN associated with the plurality of connectively coupled ports. The system further comprises a a network monitoring system operable to gather actual network element configuration data from a plurality of network elements associated with one or more VLAN domains, wherein the actual network element configuration data identifies one or more VLANs that at least some of the plurality of network elements are actually allocated to; and a VLAN services module operable to correlate the actual network element configuration data with administrative VLAN data. The administrative VLAN data identifies one or more VLANs recognized by a business process. In one particular embodiment, the system is further operable to determine one or more VLANs that

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


Devices, systems, and methods employing polynomial symbol waveforms
Patent No. 10848364 

Inventor(s): James J. Sterling (Chambersburg, PA), Jerrold Prothero (Delray Beach, FL)
Assignee(s): Astrapi Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Law Office of Michael Antone (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16735655 on 01/06/2020 (323 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods of the present invention enhance data transmission through the use of polynomial symbol waveforms (PSW) and sets of PSWs corresponding to a symbol alphabet is here termed a PSW alphabet. Methods introduced here are based on modifying polynomial alphabet by changing the polynomial coefficients or roots of PSWs and/or shaping of the polynomial alphabet to produce a designed PSW alphabet including waveforms with improved characteristics for data transmission. In various embodiments, transmitter and receivers utilizing symbol waveforms based on a PSW alphabet designed may be in wireless and/or wired data transmission systems that may or may not include transmitters and receivers employing traditional modulation formats.

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


System and method for hybrid transmitter
Patent No. 10848365 

Inventor(s): Hong Jiang (Kernersville, NC), Jamil Mark Forrester (Summerfield, NC), Wael Al-Qaq (Oak Ridge, NC), Zhihang Zhang (Cary, NC)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16450581 on 06/24/2019 (519 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a device that includes: a first quadrature modulator configured to receive an in-phase portion of a baseband signal and a quadrature portion of the baseband signal, and to produce a first portion of an output signal according to the in-phase and quadrature portions of the baseband signal; a second quadrature modulator configured to receive a first modified signal and a second modified signal, and to produce a second portion of the output signal according to the first and second modified signals; an output circuit configured to sum the first and second portions of the output signal, and to transmit the output signal to an antenna; and a mode selection circuit configured to turn on the first quadrature modulator, to receive a control signal, and to determine whether to turn on the second quadrature modulator according to the control signal.

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


Systems and methods for context development
Patent No. 10848451 

Inventor(s): Patrick Moore (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16778566 on 01/31/2020 (298 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable medium for context development. For instance, a first method may include obtaining first micro-application actor information associated with a first micro-application actor. The first micro-application actor information may include information for workflow rules, and the workflow rules may include data set rules, extract, transform, load (ETL) rules, and functional expressions. The first method may further include obtaining data from data sources based on the data set rules; applying the ETL rules to the obtained data to generate processed data; applying the functional expressions to the processed data to obtain an output; and performing at least one processing action based on the output. A second method may include generating a system component corresponding to a blueprint based on a user request; associating the system component with a domain of a user account; and performing processes associated the system component.

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


Systems and method for selection of a user plane component for internet protocol multimedia subsystem sessions
Patent No. 10848525 

Inventor(s): Carl T. Leonard (Richardson, TX), Robert Avanes (Roanoke, TX), Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16261061 on 01/29/2019 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: Examples described herein involve an internet protocol (IP) multimedia subsystem (IMS) network. An example process may include receiving, from a user equipment (UE), a request for an IMS session. The IMS session may be between the IMS network and the UE. The process may include requesting a subscriber management component to provide platform information associated with the IMS session. The platform information may identify a platform device that hosts a user plane function (UPF) for the IMS session. The process may include receiving, from the subscriber management component, the platform information and selecting, based on the platform information, a user plane component of the IMS network. The user plane component may perform a user plane operation associated with the IMS session. The process may include causing the user plane component to perform the user plane operation for the IMS session.

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


Systems and methods for content delivery
Patent No. 10848578 

Inventor(s): Jefferson Crew (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15484419 on 04/11/2017 (1323 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes at least one hardware processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the at least one hardware processor, cause the at least one hardware processor to perform operations including receiving consumption data associated with a user consuming content on one or more user computing devices, determining a preference associated with content consumption of the user based on the received consumption data, the preference including one or more of a delivery time, a computing device of the one or more user computing devices, and a venue, receiving a new content item, determining one or more of a target delivery time, a target computing device of the one or more user computing devices, and a target venue based on the determined preference, and transmitting the new content item to the target computing device for presentation to the user.

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


Foldable mobile device
Patent No. 10848603 

Inventor(s): Huixiang Liu (Cupertino, CA), Peng Xiong (Shanghai, , CN), Yiwen Gong (Cupertino, CA), Yuehui Ouyang (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16276299 on 02/14/2019 (649 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of the disclosure involves a foldable mobile device. The foldable mobile device includes a housing having a first portion and a second portion foldable around a folding axis of the housing to allow a folded state of the device; an antenna operatively assembled to the housing; and a display mounted on a front side of the first portion and a front side of the second portion. The first portion has a first plate configured on a back side of the first portion opposite to the front side of the first portion, a contacting structure defined on the first plate. The second portion has a second plate configured on a back side of the second portion opposite to the front side of the second portion. When the mobile device operates is folded, the first plate and the second plate are conductively coupled with each other via the contacting structure.

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


Intermediary service bureau system and method
Patent No. 10848624 

Inventor(s): Stephen Lee Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox, P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15286264 on 10/05/2016 (1511 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides details on an intermediary service bureau (ISB) system which includes an ISB center that acts as an intermediary communication center between communication devices used by correctional facilities and contract providers. The ISB records communications, stores security data, and provides front end processing to facilitate an inmate to communicate with an outside party by way of a contract provider. Further, the ISB provides accounting services for inmates and friends and family that use services provided the contract provider. The contract provider provides security and routing services for the ISB by obtaining data from the ISB and updating data at the ISB according to the communications.

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


System and circuit for display power state control
Patent No. 10848706 

Inventor(s): William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16458485 on 07/01/2019 (512 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and circuit for television power state control are disclosed. In one embodiment, a power management circuit communicatively controls television or set-top box components including a signal processing circuitry, a screen, and a visual indicator. The power management circuit selectively alternates the television between three states: powered

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


Anomalous stationary object detection and reporting
Patent No. 10848715 

Inventor(s): Gang Xu (Katy, TX), Wesley Kenneth Cobb (The Woodlands, TX)
Assignee(s): Intellective Ai, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16284452 on 02/25/2019 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for analyzing a scene depicted in an input stream of video frames captured by a video camera. The techniques include receiving data for an object within the scene and determining whether the object has remained substantially stationary within the scene for at least a threshold period. If the object is determined to have remained stationary for at least the threshold period, a rareness score is calculated for the object to indicate a likelihood of the object being stationary to an observed degree at an observed location. The rareness score may use a learning model to take into account previous stationary and/or non-stationary behavior of objects within the scene. In general, the learning model may be updated based on observed stationary and/or non-stationary behaviors of the objects. If the rareness score meets reporting conditions, the stationary object event may be reported.

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


Arithmetic decoding device, image decoding apparatus, arithmetic coding device, and image coding apparatus
Patent No. 10848764 

Inventor(s): Takeshi Tsukuba (Sakai, , JP), Tomohiro Ikai (Sakai, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16596354 on 10/08/2019 (413 days app to issue)

Abstract: There is provided a terminal device capable of efficiently performing communication in a communication system in which a base station device and the terminal device communicate with each other. The terminal device that communicates with the base station device by using a plurality of aggregated cells recognizes that a serving cell is stopped in a first state, recognizes that the serving cell is started in a second state, and switches from the first state to the second state based on a received PDCCH.

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


Significance map encoding and decoding using partition selection
Patent No. 10848783 

Inventor(s): Dake He (Waterloo, , CA), Gergely Ferenc Korodi (Waterloo, , CA), Jinwen Zan (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16597829 on 10/09/2019 (412 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of encoding and decoding for video data are describe in which significance maps are encoded and decoded using non-spatially-uniform partitioning of the map into parts, wherein the bit positions within each part are associated with a given context. Example partition sets and processes for selecting from amongst predetermined partition sets and communicating the selection to the decoder are described.

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


Block-based parallel deblocking filter in video coding
Patent No. 10848785 

Inventor(s): Mangesh Devidas Sadafale (Bengaluru, , IN), Minhua Zhou (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15700541 on 09/11/2017 (1170 days app to issue)

Abstract: Deblocking filtering is provided in which an 88 filtering block covering eight sample vertical and horizontal boundary segments is divided into filtering sub-blocks that can be independently processed. To process the vertical boundary segment, the filtering block is divided into top and bottom 84 filtering sub-blocks, each covering a respective top and bottom half of the vertical boundary segment. To process the horizontal boundary segment, the filtering block is divided into left and right 48 filtering sub-blocks, each covering a respective left and right half of the horizontal boundary segment. The computation of the deviation d for a boundary segment in a filtering sub-block is performed using only samples from rows or columns in the filtering sub-block. Consequently, the filter on/off decisions and the weak/strong filtering decisions of the deblocking filtering are performed using samples contained within individual filtering blocks, thus allowing full parallel processing of the filtering blocks.

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


Gateway device and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10848789 

Inventor(s): Raymond S. Horton (McKinney, TX), Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16570043 on 09/13/2019 (438 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gateway device and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, multiple wireless transceivers are located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a processor and memory. To improve convenience, the gateway device may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device having a display. Virtual remote control functionality for various amenities may then be provided. To improve safety, the gateway device may be incorporated into a geolocation and safety network.

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


Set-top box with enhanced content and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10848814 

Inventor(s): Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16358464 on 03/19/2019 (616 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set-top box with enhanced content and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box, a wireless transceiver is located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a television input, a television output, a processor, and memory. The set-top box provides a fully tuned signal including general content via the television output to a display or a television, for example. The set-top box may also identify a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device and responsive to identifying the proximate wireless-enabled interactive device, forward a fully tuned signal including custom content relative to a group identification associated with the proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device.

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


Multi-dimensional hierarchical content navigation
Patent No. 10848834 

Inventor(s): Haripriya Srinivasaraghavan (Plano, TX), Lakshmi N. Chakarapani (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16434837 on 06/07/2019 (536 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a display unit that displays a tile display comprising multiple rows and columns of tiles upon a display unit of a device, wherein each of the tiles represents an item of content or a group of items of content. The device associates multiple different linear axes with the tile display, wherein the multiple different linear axes intersect at a center tile of the tile display and wherein multiple different properties are associated with the center tile. The device receives user input associated with selecting one of the linear axes of the tile display; identifies a search parameter based on the selected one of the linear axes and based on at least one of the multiple different properties associated with the center tile; and causes the tile display to include search results resulting from a search of the content catalog with the identified search parameter.

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


Systems and methods for tracking a location of a mobile device
Patent No. 10848911 

Inventor(s): Corbin Pierce Moline (Irving, TX), Gina L. Otts (Flower Mound, TX), Sumanth S. Mallya (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16663162 on 10/24/2019 (397 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device determines, based on location verification data that has been received, that the device is indoors at a first geographic location. The device determines a base measured barometric pressure, and an initial floor that the device is located on in a structure that includes the first geographic location. The device determines an adjusted measured barometric pressure for a second geographic location based on a second measured barometric pressure for the second geographic location and one or more reference barometric pressures that are associated with a reference location. The device determines an altitude for the second geographic location based on the base measured barometric pressure and the adjusted measured barometric pressures. The device causes a server to predict a floor that the device is located on at the second geographic location and to provide floor data that identifies the floor to an interface that is accessible to the device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method of providing UE capability for support of security protection on bearers
Patent No. 10848975 

Inventor(s): Nathan Edward Tenny (Portland, OR)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16009028 on 06/14/2018 (894 days app to issue)

Abstract: A UE indicates its capability for processing integrity-protected data for integrity protection, such as a first data throughput rate, and a gNB receives the capability of the UE for processing integrity-protected data. Processing integrity-protected data may include computing an integrity value for the integrity-protected data. The gNB determines, based on the capability of the UE, whether the UE satisfies a requirement of a second data throughput rate that is associated with a data radio bearer. The second data throughput rate is required for processing data communicated on the data radio bearer for integrity protection. The gNB establishes the data radio bearer with the UE when the capability of the UE satisfies the requirement of the second data throughput rate.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Transmitting and receiving a PDCP layer status report in a mobile telecommunications system
Patent No. 10848987 

Inventor(s): Seung June Yi (Anyang-si, , KR), Sung Duck Chun (Anyang-si, , KR), Sung Jun Park (Anyang-si, , KR), Young Dae Lee (Anyang-si, , KR)
Assignee(s): Optis Cellular Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16407305 on 05/09/2019 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: A PDCP status report can be transmitted with reduced radio resources by transmitting the reception success or failure of a series of PDCP service data units (SDUs) in the form of a bitmap when configuring the PDCP status report. A PDCP control packet data unit (PDU) is generated to communicate a status report to a transmitting node for one or more PDCP SDUs transmitted from the transmitting node. The PDCP control PDU includes a data/control (D/C) bit field to indicate the PDCP control PDU is a control PDU, a control PDU type field to indicate a type of corresponding control information, a sequence number field to indicate a first missing PDCP SDU, and a bitmap field for a variable length bitmap. A bit in the variable length bitmap indicates whether a corresponding one of the one or more PDCP SDUs has been successfully been received.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


User-defined device connection management
Patent No. 10849175 

Inventor(s): Avery Spencer (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Hartman Citrin LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14935764 on 11/09/2015 (1842 days app to issue)

Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for user-defined device connection management. A connection-based rule can be defined. The connection-based rule can include a connection-based condition and an action to be taken when the connection-based condition is detected. Application of the connection-based rule can be detected based upon an activity associated with a device. An applicable connection-based rule can be identified based upon the activity, and the applicable connection-based rule can be implemented.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Terminal device, base station, and communications method of terminal device and base station
Patent No. 10849176 

Inventor(s): Mazin Ali Al-Shalash (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. (Shenzhen, , CN)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16206602 on 11/30/2018 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: Information about amounts of to-be-transmitted data of a communication group may be reported to a base station, so that the base station can schedule data for the communication group. The information about the amount of the to-be-transmitted data includes identification information of the communications group, and a buffer status report of a logical channel group corresponding to the communications group.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Multi-string LED current balancing circuit with fault detection
Patent No. 10849203 

Inventor(s): Collin Philip Wells (Richardson, TX), Garrett Warren Satterfield (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15941784 on 03/30/2018 (970 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lighting device circuit comprising: a reference LED string, a mirror LED string coupled in parallel to the reference LED string, an operational amplifier based current mirror circuit coupled to the reference LED string and to the mirror LED string, and a window comparator circuit that includes only a single input that is coupled to a fault sense node. The fault sense node directly connects to a drain node of a transistor within the operational amplifier based current mirror and a LED within the mirror LED string.

[H05B] ELECTRIC HEATING; ELECTRIC LIGHTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Method for curing solder paste on a thermally fragile substrate
Patent No. 10849239 

Inventor(s): Rob Jacob Hendriks (Eindhoven, , NL)
Assignee(s): NCC NANO, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Russell Ng PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15875699 on 01/19/2018 (1040 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for curing solder paste on a thermally fragile substrate is disclosed. An optically reflective layer and an optically absorptive layer are printed on a thermally fragile substrate. Multiple conductive traces are selectively deposited on the optically reflective layer and on the optically absorptive layer. Solder paste is then applied on selective locations that are corresponding to locations of the optically absorptive layer. After a component has been placed on the solder paste, the substrate is irradiated from one side with uniform pulsed light. The optically absorptive layer absorbs the pulsed light and becomes heated, and the heat is subsequently transferred to the solder paste and the component via thermal conduction in order to heat and melt the solder paste.

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


DESIGN PATENTS

Washer for use on a vehicle
Patent No. D902706 

Inventor(s): Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX), Skylar Hagler (Anna, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29688178 on 04/18/2019 (586 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle track assembly
Patent No. D902963 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Scott Wood (Lewisville, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29675068 on 12/28/2018 (697 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ammunition cartridge
Patent No. D903038 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Richardson, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singlton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29644859 on 04/20/2018 (949 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ammunition cartridge
Patent No. D903039 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Richardson, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29644865 on 04/20/2018 (949 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Low profile vent
Patent No. D903089 

Inventor(s): Grayson M. Griffin (Grand Prairie, TX), Robert B. Holland (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): Air Vent, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Duane Morris LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29637682 on 02/21/2018 (1007 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vest for an animal
Patent No. D903210 

Inventor(s): Misty Johnson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29628313 on 12/04/2017 (1086 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

 

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