Dallas Invents: 129 Patents Granted for Week of July 9

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 15 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• FutureWei Technologies' predictive routing for mobility
• Paragon Furniture's modular desk systems
• Phazr's multifaceted radio base station
Red River Tea Co.'s still beverage brewing
John Almeida's unassigned virus-immune computer system
Wynright's robotic manipulation for an automated truck unloader
ZixCorp Systems' secure electronic mail system
Toyota's autonomous vehicle routing based on chaos assessment

 

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 July 9, 2019 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

129 patents granted    
Ranked No. 15 
in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP  LOCAL ASSIGNEES 
(NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 17
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 4
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 4
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 4
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 4
Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA, US) 3
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano) 3

UNASSIGNED 13


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS 
(NO. OF PATENTS) 

Ashish Antony (Anna) 4
Jordon Musser (Dallas) 4
Kevin Emr (Dallas) 4
Crawford Shaw, Jr. (Fort Worth) 2
Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney) 2
Qiaochu Tang (The Colony) 2
Ralf Matthias Bendlin (Plano) 2
Richard Kassanoff (Dallas) 2
Robert Larry Stewart (Grapevine) 2
Runhua Chen (Plano) 2


FIRST SEEN 
(COMPANIES THAT MAY BE ORIGINATING A PATENT IN DFW FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2019)

Ecostrate SFS
Structural composites method and system
Patent No. 10343328

Innovation Sciences
Method and system for conducting business in a transnational E-commerce network
Patent No. RE047502

Red River Tea
Still beverage brewing method
Patent No. 10342378

SOURCE: Patent Index


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE
(NO. OF DAYS) 

116 days
Semiconductor device with extended electrically-safe operating area
Patent No. 10347732
Assignee: Texas Instruments Inc., Dallas

3,046 days
Simplified binary arithmetic coding engine
Patent No. 10349070
Assignee: Texas Instruments Inc., Dallas


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Modular shelving systems and methods
Patent No. 10342332 

Inventor(s): James Battley (Fort Worth, TX), Richard Kassanoff (Dallas, TX), Robert Larry Stewart (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15810608 on 11/13/2017 (603 days app to issue)

Abstract: A modular shelving system may include a plurality of configurable components and methods of forming configuration assemblies from such components. The configuration assemblies of the modular shelving system may be paired with and coupled to other shelving units and/or furniture.

[A47B] TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE (jointing of furniture F16B 12/00)


Modular desk systems and methods
Patent No. 10342340 

Inventor(s): Richard Kassanoff (Dallas, TX), Robert Larry Stewart (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Paragon Furniture, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14984103 on 12/30/2015 (1287 days app to issue)

Abstract: A modular desk system may include a plurality of configurable components including, for example, a top panel, an all-purpose hook, a cup hook, a storage shelf, a connecting shelf, a connecting planter box, a connecting divider, a connecting platform, a desktop organization member, a channel, a kickstand base, and/or a support frame. The components may be configured and/or reconfigured to create a desk. The configuration assemblies of the modular desk system may be paired with and coupled to other desk units and/or furniture.

[A47B] TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE (jointing of furniture F16B 12/00)


Still beverage brewing method
Patent No. 10342378 

Inventor(s): Jeff Farris (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): Red River Tea Company (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14687567 on 04/15/2015 (1546 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for brewing still beverages in commercial environments are provided. A brewing machine ordinarily used for brewing tea or coffee may be utilized to brew a still beverage. A pre-prepared still beverage mixture may be added to a brew basket or filter within the brewing machine. The brewing machine may then be activated. Water may flow through or be added to the pre-prepared still beverage mixture as it exits the brew basket or filter and enters a dispenser or reservoir. Sweeteners, flavorings and/or pulp may be added to the pre-prepared still beverage mixture as it enters the dispenser or reservoir. This may change the flavor, intensity, texture, and/or taste of the brewed still beverage according to the needs of the operator or the preferences of those who will drink the brewed still beverage.


Vehicle tissue dispenser
Patent No. 10342397 

Inventor(s): Kymberly Rosenberg (Forney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15911081 on 03/03/2018 (493 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tissue dispenser includes a hollow housing having a front surface, a rear surface, and two opposing hinged side doors that provide selective access to an interior tissue chamber. Each side door includes a dispensing slot through which a tissue is dispensed from the tissue chamber. On the rear surface are a pair of spring-biased, V-shaped clamps for releasably gripping a side edge of a passenger seat. Accordingly, when the housing is secured to the vehicle passenger seat, a tissue can be removed from either slot, thereby providing easy access by a passenger sealed within either the front or rear seats.

[A47K] SANITARY EQUIPMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (connecting to water supply or waste pipe, sinks E03C; water-closets E03D); TOILET ACCESSORIES (cosmetic equipment A45D)


Surgical devices and methods
Patent No. 10342577 

Inventor(s): Daniel A. Worrel (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SUREMKA, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Hilton IP Law, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15626431 on 06/19/2017 (750 days app to issue)

Abstract: Surgical devices having a plurality of outwardly-biased flexible fins capable of inward movement such that the fins converge to provide both a passageway for surgical instruments to traverse towards a surgical site, and provide a substantially impermeable seal, thus providing for fluid retention during the surgical procedure. The outwardly-biased flexible fins provide for soft tissue compression, decreasing the length of the lumen or passageway through which instruments pass, allowing for a wider range of movement of instruments and better access to the surgical site, especially in patients with greater amounts of fat tissue that would otherwise require longer lumen lengths in prior art endoscopic cannulas.

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


Paddle lead delivery tools
Patent No. 10342578 

Inventor(s): Aaron Raines (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): PACESETTER, INC. (Sylmar, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15637948 on 06/29/2017 (740 days app to issue)

Abstract: A delivery tool is provided for use in implanting a paddle lead including a paddle electrode array disposed at a distal end of a paddle lead body. The delivery tool has a proximal tool end and a distal tool end opposite the proximal end and a tool body extending therebetween. The tool body is adapted to receive a portion of the paddle lead body and includes a longitudinal member extending along the tool body and a plurality of structural members extending from the longitudinal member. The structural members are distributed along the longitudinal member such that gaps are defined between longitudinally adjacent structural members. The tool body is structured to have increased resistance to bending in a first direction and reduced resistance to bending in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction.

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


Electro-surgical pencil with an adjustable vacuum nozzle
Patent No. 10342607 

Inventor(s): Brian K Reaux (Red Oak, TX), Quedon J Baul (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15227039 on 08/03/2016 (1070 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electro-surgical pencil with a vacuum for removing surgical plume. On the proximal end of the elongated housing are electrical wires and a vacuum tube. These are connected into a control and a source of vacuum. The distal end has a blade for cutting and coagulation. A vacuum nozzle is positioned about the blade and is translatable in the housing. A push bar control or slider on the housing moves the vacuum nozzle from an on-position where it is connected to the external source of vacuum and leaves the blade substantially exposed. In an off-position, the vacuum tube has a disconnectable joint that has a fitting that is removed from the vacuum tube. The external nozzle in this off-position substantially covers the blade. The push bar control may act as a control of the electrical and vacuum sources. The pencil is sterilized and disposable.

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


Methods of treating a thrombus in an artery using cyclical aspiration patterns
Patent No. 10342655 

Inventor(s): Vallabh Janardhan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Insera Therapeutics, Inc. (Sacramento, CA)
Law Firm: Knobbe Martens Olson Bear LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16239903 on 01/04/2019 (186 days app to issue)

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

[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]


Arthroplasty systems and methods
Patent No. 10342667 

Inventor(s): Brady R. Shirley (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): ENGAGE MEDICAL HOLDINGS, LLC (Los Angeles, CA)
Law Firm: Maywood IP Law (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15892005 on 02/08/2018 (516 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems for joint arthroplasty include prostheses which are secured to bone with sliding anchors. Examples include unicondylar and bicondylar knee prostheses for hemi-arthroplasty and total arthroplasty. Instruments guide the anchors into proper engagement with the prosthetic components. Methods of using the prostheses and instruments are disclosed.

[A61F] FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS (dental prosthetics A61C) [2006.01]


Systems and methods for treating eye diseases
Patent No. 10342699 

Inventor(s): Jeff Franco (Plano, TX), Michael Calhoun (Lighthouse Point, FL), Robert M. Vidlund (Forest Lake, MN)
Assignee(s): J.D. FRANCO CO., LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16228316 on 12/20/2018 (201 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method may include accessing a terminal branch of an ophthalmic artery through a face of a subject via first device. Additionally, the method may include positioning the first device or a second device within the ophthalmic artery of the subject and treating a blockage, a stenosis, a lesion, plaque or other physiology in the ophthalmic artery or a junction between an internal carotid artery and the ophthalmic artery.

[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]


Disposable feminine-hygiene product
Patent No. 10342712 

Inventor(s): Samantha A. McCrory (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14810686 on 07/28/2015 (1442 days app to issue)

Abstract: A disposable, feminine-hygiene product includes an elongated, hollow tube formed of a lower section telescopically received within an upper section. The top end of the upper section includes a plurality of frangible leaves that immediately separate upon impact. Received within the tube interior is a telescoping shaft having a lower end attached to a knob that, when rotated, releases a spring-biased cylinder to thrust a plurality of absorbent strips through the frangible leaves.

[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]


Management and distribution system for vitamins and medication
Patent No. 10342741 

Inventor(s): Donald K Dickey (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15369737 on 12/05/2016 (946 days app to issue)

Abstract: A medicine container includes a hollow base having a central channel extending therethrough; a sorting assembly slidingly engaged with the base and configured to block passage of the central channel; a dispensing opening extending through the thickness of the hollow base and in communication with the central channel; a first wheel assembly positioned above the base and rotatably relative to the central channel; a first plurality of removable storage modules rotatably and slidingly engaged with the first wheel assembly, the first plurality of removable storage modules are configured to store medicine and dispose of the medicine via the central channel.

[A61J] CONTAINERS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR MEDICAL OR PHARMACEUTICAL PURPOSES; DEVICES OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR BRINGING PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS INTO PARTICULAR PHYSICAL OR ADMINISTERING FORMS; DEVICES FOR ADMINISTERING FOOD OR MEDICINES ORALLY; BABY COMFORTERS; DEVICES FOR RECEIVING SPITTLE


Fluid delivery devices, systems and methods
Patent No. 10342919 

Inventor(s): Brian Highley (Keller, TX), Clint Taylor (Addison, TX), Jason Adams (Frisco, TX), Kraig Kooiman (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Medtronic Minimed, Inc. (Northridge, CA)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14722106 on 05/26/2015 (1505 days app to issue)

Abstract: Fluid delivery devices, systems and methods. The fluid delivery devices may be used to delivery fluid (e.g., insulin) to a user. The devices may have one or more inlets, and may be configured for use with an injection device, such as a syringe, and/or with a pump.

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


Frontal attachment device for syringe with rotationally activated retractable needle
Patent No. 10342929 

Inventor(s): Mark Small (Heavener, OK), Ni Zhu (Plano, TX), Thomas J. Shaw (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Retractable Technologies, Inc. (Little Elm, TX)
Law Firm: Ross Barnes LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15090343 on 04/04/2016 (1191 days app to issue)

Abstract: A medical device attachable to the front of a conventional syringe and having a hub assembly selectively attachable to the syringe, a nose projecting forwardly from the hub assembly, a rearwardly biased needle retraction mechanism seated inside the nose, a retractable needle projecting forwardly of the nose, and a fluid flow path from the fluid chamber through the hub assembly, nose, needle retraction assembly and needle, wherein the needle is retracted into the nose and a retraction tube external to the syringe by rotating the syringe relative to the nose.

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


Internal nebulizer seal and method of use
Patent No. 10342935 

Inventor(s): Joseph Dee Faram (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Caddo Medical Technologies LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Hitchcock Evert LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15934519 on 03/23/2018 (473 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates to an internal seal system. The internal seal may be incorporated into a pre-filled, small-volume nebulizer assembly with a T-connector. The small-volume nebulizer may be pre-filled with at least one unit-dose of medicine and hermetically sealed until use by an input port seal and the internal seal. The internal seal may operate as a valve when the assembly is changed into a second configuration.

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


Diagnostic test for early stage cancer
Patent No. 10345310 

Inventor(s): Adi Gazdar (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Dentons US LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15177747 on 06/09/2016 (1125 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are methods of identifying tumor-derived exosomes as an early cancer diagnostic, as well as for staging, assessing progression and assessing therapy of cancer.

[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)


Adjustable golf club and system and associated golf club heads and shafts
Patent No. 10346559 

Inventor(s): Joshua M. Boggs (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16031993 on 07/10/2018 (364 days app to issue)

Abstract: In general, aspects of this invention relate to golf clubs or golf club components incorporating adjustment members that permit ready adjustability of golf club parameters and/or interchangeability of golf club components to change a golf club configuration, and methods for providing golf clubs. According to aspects of this invention, an adjustment member may be utilized to allow the adjustability of a golf club parameter to change a golf club configuration, while ensuring there is substantially no change to other club or club head variables, parameters or characteristics. According to another aspect of this invention, an adjustment member may be utilized to allow the adjustability of two golf club parameters independently to change a golf club configuration, while ensuring there is substantially no change to other club or club head variables, parameters or characteristics.

[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

Filter elements, coalescing baffles, filtration vessel and methods
Patent No. 10343096 

Inventor(s): Daniel M. Cloud (Weatherford, TX), Jack David Burns (Mineral Wells, TX), Stephen Gregory Jeane (Mineral Wells, TX)
Assignee(s): Parker Hannifin Filtration (US), Inc. (Mineral Wells, TX)
Law Firm: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15694260 on 09/01/2017 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: Improvements to filtration and vessels such as for filtration and coalescing of gas streams are shown. A filter element with a partial treated region and untreated region such as providing different surface energies or other filtration characteristics are provided. Various keying arrangements for compatibility and/or rotational locking are shown between the filtration vessel, a tubular coalescing baffle, and/or filter element. The tubular coalescing baffle also may include non-louvered pore structure, which provides for more even flow in a two stage type filtration vessel to prevent premature exiting and reduction of flow velocities along the second stage, and/or may additionally or alternatively include drainage apertures such as drain slot formed along a gravitational bottom or otherwise to facilitate additional drainage of coalesced liquid as opposed to letting such liquid be forced through fluid velocity toward the open end of the tubular baffle.

[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]


Structural composites method and system
Patent No. 10343328 

Inventor(s): Ronald Matthew Sherga (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): ECOSTRATE SFS, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Husch Blackwell LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16102350 on 08/13/2018 (330 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to methods and systems for making thermoformed structural elements and composites, including the use of composites, dissimilar or variable processing materials. End products can have the same outward appearance as those products made by more demanding, more expensive extrusion process or injection process, but the end products can be pre-engineered to have significantly, unexpectedly, improved physical and chemical properties.

[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]


Identification of paper media using impedance analysis
Patent No. 10343423 

Inventor(s): Charles Kasimer Sestok, IV (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15386253 on 12/21/2016 (930 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microcontroller-based system for identifying a paper type of a sample of paper from a measurement of its electrical impedance. An interdigital dielectric sensor ([b]55[/b]) is deployed in the paper path of a printer (PTR), and the electrical impedance at the sensor, as affected by a sheet of paper (P) near the sensor, is measured over a plurality of frequencies of a stimulus signal. The stimulus signal may be sinusoidal or a square wave. The impedance characteristic, in magnitude or phase, or both, is compared against a plurality of reference impedance characteristics, each associated with a paper type, to identify the closest match and thus the type of paper of the sample sheet.

[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)


Rear facing lighting apparatus
Patent No. 10343471 

Inventor(s): Kent Anderson (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15950508 on 04/11/2018 (454 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rear facing lighting apparatus attaches to the hitch mounting structure of a vehicle and illuminates that area behind the vehicle. The apparatus has as lighting fixture attached to an adjustment bar that fits inside a mount support. The adjustment bar has holes that accommodate a pin that attaches the bar to the support and allows for repositioning the light. There is also a wire harness to connect a light to the power system of the vehicle.

[B60D] VEHICLE CONNECTIONS (components of brake systems B60T 17/04)


Turn signal modulator systems and methods
Patent No. 10343596 

Inventor(s): Salem Bensalem (Erlanger, KY)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15721661 on 09/29/2017 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: A turn signal modulation system is provided for controlling turn signals of a host vehicle. The turn signal modulation can include a vehicle braking sensor; a vehicle attitude sensor and a turn signal modulation circuit. The turn signal modulation circuit can include a communication receiver, communicatively coupled to receive information from the vehicle braking sensor and the vehicle attitude sensor; and a decision circuit with an input communicatively coupled to receive sensor information from the communication receiver. The sensor information can include information indicating an amount of braking force applied to the host vehicle and information indicating changes in vehicle attitude. The decision circuit may determine whether to actuate the turn signals using the amount of braking force applied to the host vehicle and the change in vehicle attitude.

[B60Q] ARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL [4]


Systems and methods for smooth stopping of a vehicle
Patent No. 10343684 

Inventor(s): Benjamin M. Geller (Hermosa Beach, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15085152 on 03/30/2016 (1196 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a sensor designed to detect data corresponding to a speed of a vehicle and a motor designed to convert electrical energy into driving torque. The system also includes a first wheel coupled to the motor and designed to propel the vehicle in response to receiving the driving torque along with a second wheel. The system also includes a brake coupled to at least one of the first wheel or the second wheel and designed to apply a braking torque to the at least one of the first wheel or the second wheel. The system also includes an ECU coupled to the sensor and the motor and designed to control the motor to begin controlled braking by applying the driving torque to the first wheel to at least partially offset the braking torque when the speed of the vehicle is at or below a braking threshold speed.

[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]


Two-piece deck post
Patent No. 10343727 

Inventor(s): Adam D. Holmstrom (Pinckney, MI), Christopher M. Higgins (Ann Arbor, MI), Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, MI), Scott P. Robison (Dexter, MI), Yasuyuki Hihara (Canton, 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: 15884728 on 01/31/2018 (524 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rear deck post assembly is provided for reinforcing a cargo bed of a utility vehicle. The assembly includes a first deck mount coupled to a vehicle frame, and a first rear deck post coupled to the first deck mount. A second deck mount is provided coupled to the vehicle frame and spaced apart from the first deck mount. A second rear deck post is coupled to the second deck mount. A deck sill component is provided longitudinally extending between the first deck post and the second deck post. Deck bolts may be used to couple the deck sill component, deck mounts, and deck posts to the vehicle frame. The first and second deck mounts and deck posts may be a cast aluminum alloy, a cast magnesium alloy, or a fiber reinforced composite material.

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


Fuselage mounted engine with wing stow
Patent No. 10343762 

Inventor(s): Brent Chadwick Ross (Flower Mound, TX), Steven Ray Ivans (Ponder, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15272141 on 09/21/2016 (1021 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft has a fuselage, an engine disposed within the fuselage, a rotatable wing disposed above the fuselage and selectively rotatable about a wing rotation axis, and a plurality of interconnect driveshafts disposed within the rotatable wing, and at least one drive system component that is connected between the engine and the interconnect driveshaft is disposed along the wing rotation axis.

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


Pitch horn assembly
Patent No. 10343772 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey M. Bosworth (Flower Mound, TX), Kyle T. Cravener (Watauga, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15645110 on 07/10/2017 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pitch horn assembly for an aircraft including a blade attachment member having a first end, a second end configured to be coupled to a rotor blade; and a blade attachment axis extending between the first end and the second end of the blade attachment member; a moveable arm configured to be coupled to the blade attachment member at a pitch horn axis, the moveable arm having a first end configured to be coupled to a pitch link; a second end; and a moveable arm axis extending between the first end and the second end of the moveable arm; an extendable member configured to be coupled to the blade attachment member and the moveable arm of the pitch horn, wherein the extendable member moves the moveable arm about the pitch horn axis. An embodiment provides a method of adjusting a pitch-flap coupling in an aircraft.

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


Aircraft having pod assembly jettison capabilities
Patent No. 10343773 

Inventor(s): John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16246474 on 01/12/2019 (178 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft includes a flying frame and a pod assembly that is selectively attached to the flying frame. The pod assembly has an aerodynamic outer shape. The flying frame includes an airframe having first and second wings, a propulsion system attached to the airframe and a flight control system operably associated with the propulsion system. The flying frame has a vertical takeoff and landing mode in which the first wing is forward of the pod assembly and the second wing is aft of the pod assembly. The flying frame has a forward flight mode in which the first wing is below the pod assembly and the second wing is above the pod assembly. The flying frame is operable for flight both with the pod assembly and without the pod assembly attached thereto. The flying frame is operable to jettison the pod assembly during flight.

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


Rotor systems and methods
Patent No. 10343787 

Inventor(s): Alison Ann Davis (North Richland Hills, TX), Charles Speller (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15788039 on 10/19/2017 (628 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotor system including a hub; a rim configured to rotate about the hub, the rim including an interior surface and an engagement surface; a plurality of rotor blades extending from the hub and coupled to the interior surface of the rim; and one or more outer drive gears disposed adjacent to the engagement surface of the rim; each of the one or more outer drive gears including a plurality of teeth for engaging the engagement surface of the rim; wherein the one or more outer drive gears are configured to rotate the rim such that the plurality of rotor blades rotates about the hub. Other aspects provide an aircraft rotor system and methods of operating an aircraft rotor system.

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


System and method for automated truck loading
Patent No. 10343855 

Inventor(s): Tim Criswell (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): Daifuku Co., Ltd. (Osaka, , JP), Wymight Corporation (Elk Grove, IL)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15640022 on 06/30/2017 (739 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automatic case loader for loading product in a trailer is disclosed. A mobile base structure provides a support framework for a drive subassembly, conveyance subassembly, an industrial robot, a distance measurement sensor, and a control subassembly. Under the operation of the control subassembly, product advances through a powered transportation path to an industrial robot which places the product within the trailer. The control subassembly coordinates the selective articulated movement of the industrial robot and the activation of the drive subassembly based upon the distance measurement sensor detecting objects within a detection space, dimensions of the trailer provided to the control subassembly, and dimensions of the product provided to the control subassembly.

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


Perception-based robotic manipulation system and method for automated truck unloader that unloads/unpacks product from trailers and containers
Patent No. 10343858 

Inventor(s): Alex Criswell (Dallas, TX), Christopher D. McMurrough (Arlington, TX), Justry Weir (Fort Worth, TX), Samarth Rajan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Wynright Corporation (Elk Grove, IL)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15949872 on 04/10/2018 (455 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automated truck unloader for unloading/unpacking product, such as boxes or cases, from trailers and containers is disclosed. In one embodiment, a mobile base structure provides a support framework for a drive subassembly, conveyance subassembly, an industrial robot, a distance measurement subassembly, and a control subassembly. Under the operation of the control subassembly, an industrial robot having a suction cup-based gripper arm selectively removes boxes from the trailer and places the boxes on a powered transportation path. The control subassembly coordinates the selective articulated movement of the industrial robot and the activation of the drive subassembly based upon a perception-based robotic manipulation system.

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


Fan mounted on gearshaft
Patent No. 10344846 

Inventor(s): Scott David Poster (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15709502 on 09/20/2017 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cooling apparatus includes one or more fans and one or more shafts. Each of the one or more fans includes a fan blade assembly. Each of the one or more shafts is operably coupled to an engine or a gearbox that rotates the shaft. Each fan blade assembly of the one or more fans is disposed on one of the shafts.

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


 

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

Fuel including poly-oxygenated metal hydroxide
Patent No. 10344234 

Inventor(s): John W. Woodmansee, Jr. (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): HEMOTEK, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Culhane Meadows PLLC (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16259426 on 01/28/2019 (162 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composition including poly-oxygenated metal hydroxide material that comprises a clathrate containing oxygen gas (O[subscript]2[/subscript]) molecules and a fuel. The poly-oxygenated metal hydroxide material, such as OX66 material, is added to a fuel, such as, but not limited to, fuels such as petrol, alcohol and diesel, which are combustible in engines to create significantly increased horsepower and torque. The OX66 material is added to fuel in different ratios to generate improved performance. The different ratios are based on several factors including the type and design of the engine, the type of fuel, and environmental parameters.

[C10L] FUELS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NATURAL GAS; SYNTHETIC NATURAL GAS OBTAINED BY PROCESSES NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C10G OR C10K; LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS; USE OF ADDITIVES TO FUELS OR FIRES; FIRE-LIGHTERS [5]


Functionally-modified oligonucleotides and subunits thereof
Patent No. 10344281 

Inventor(s): Ming Zhou (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS, INC. (Cambridge, MA)
Law Firm: Lathrop Gage LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15700718 on 09/11/2017 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: Functionally-modified oligonucleotide analogues comprising modified intersubunit linkages and/or modified 3 and/or 5-end groups are provided. The disclosed compounds are useful for the treatment of diseases where inhibition of protein expression or correction of aberrant mRNA splice products produces beneficial therapeutic effects.

[C12N] MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF (biocides, pest repellants or attractants, or plant growth regulators containing microorganisms, viruses, microbial fungi, enzymes, fermentates, or substances produced by, or extracted from, microorganisms or animal material A01N 63/00; medicinal preparations A61K; fertilisers C05F); PROPAGATING, PRESERVING, OR MAINTAINING MICROORGANISMS; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING; CULTURE MEDIA (microbiological testing media C12Q 1/00) [3]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Latch assembly
Patent No. 10344509 

Inventor(s): Brett Bledsoe (Alvord, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15147014 on 05/05/2016 (1160 days app to issue)

Abstract: A latch assembly comprises a backplate, a lock lever, and a latch member. The lock lever is operable by a user to unlock the latch assembly such that the latch member is free to rotate relative to the backplate and allow a gate to be opened. The lock lever is attached to the backplate and is free to move relative to the backplate for operation of the latch assembly. The latch member is attached to the backplate and is free to move relative to the backplate while the latch assembly is in an unlocked configuration, but is prohibited from to moving relative to the backplate by the lock lever while the latch assembly is in a locked configuration.

[E05B] LOCKS; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR; HANDCUFFS


Degradable devices for use in subterranean wells
Patent No. 10344568 

Inventor(s): Michael L. Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary R. Murphree (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14394805 on 10/22/2013 (2086 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device for use in a subterranean well can include a component which degrades in the well, the component being at least one of the group comprising: a) an electrical element which conducts electricity in the well, b) a magnetic element which produces a magnetic field in the well, and c) a substrate which structurally supports an electrical circuit. A method of constructing a device for use in a subterranean well can include determining an environmental condition to be experienced by a component of the device in the well, the component being at least one of the group comprising: a) an electrical element which conducts electricity in the well, b) a magnetic element which produces a magnetic field in the well, and c) a substrate which supports an electrical circuit; selecting the component which degrades when exposed to the environmental condition; and incorporating the component into the device.

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


Completion deflector for intelligent completion of well
Patent No. 10344570 

Inventor(s): David J. Steele (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15502726 on 09/17/2014 (1756 days app to issue)

Abstract: A completion system and method for intelligent control of multilateral wells. A completion deflector defines a hollow interior that is fluidly coupled with a uphole tubing and downhole main completion strings. Hydraulic, electric, and/or fiber-optic communication line segments extend between the uphole end and downhole end of the completion deflector for providing power, control or communications between the surface and production zones associated with the main wellbore. The communication line segments are located outside the completion deflector interior and may be located within longitudinal grooves formed along the exterior wall surface of the completion deflector. A self-guided, wet-matable connector is provided at the uphole end, which connects the both interior flow path and communication lines, and which may allow connection at any relative radial orientation. The uphole end of the completion deflector has an inclined upper surface for deflecting various tools and strings into a lateral wellbore.

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


 

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LIGHTING | HEATING | WEAPONS | BLASTING

 

Internal combustion engine with paired, parallel, offset pistons
Patent No. 10344670 

Inventor(s): Allen Cocanougher (North Richland Hills, TX), Robert Allen Cocanougher, Jr. (North Richland Hills, TX), Robert Allen Cocanougher, Sr. (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): Wise Motor Works, Ltd. (North Richland Hills, TX)
Law Firm: Vos-IP, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16029737 on 07/09/2018 (365 days app to issue)

Abstract: An internal combustion engine; wherein at least two cylinders continuously communicate via the cylinder head; and wherein the connecting rod in one cylinder is offset from the connecting rod in the second cylinder by a first angle between 8 and 12 degrees as measured from the crankshaft, and a camshaft having a second offset of one-half of the first angle offset.

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


Engine valve shaft with flow passages for intake and exhaust control
Patent No. 10344682 

Inventor(s): Andre H Vandenberg (Krum, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Handley Law Firm, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15406615 on 01/13/2017 (907 days app to issue)

Abstract: An internal combustion engine ([b]10[/b]) with variable valve timing has one or more valve shafts ([b]38, 44[/b]) connected to stepper motors ([b]54[/b]) for angularly positioning the one or more valve shafts ([b]38, 44[/b]) relative to an engine block ([b]12[/b]). Flow passages ([b]50, 52[/b]) are formed into the one or more valve shafts ([b]38, 44[/b]) for passing intake air and exhaust gases into and from the engine ([b]10[/b]). Sensors ([b]58, 60[/b] and [b]62[/b]) are located adjacent a crankshaft ([b]28[/b]) and the one or more valve shafts ([b]38, 44[/b]) for determining crankshaft positions and valve shaft positions relative to the engine block ([b]12[/b]). An engine control unit ([b]56[/b]) receives crank shaft and valve shaft position signals and emits control signals to the stepper motors ([b]54[/b]) to selectively operate the engine in two stroke, four stroke, six stroke, eight stroke, and ten stroke modes. Electrically controlled clutches ([b]74[/b] and [b]76[/b]) are mounted to respective ones of the crankshaft ([b]28[/b]) and the valve shafts ([b]38, 44[/b]), and connected by a timing chain ([b]72[/b]) for actuating to provide backup valve shaft.

[F01L] CYCLICALLY OPERATING VALVES FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES (valves in general F16K)


Actuator assembly for a low flow-restriction shut-off valve with excess flow closure functionality
Patent No. 10344880 

Inventor(s): Juan M. Diaz (Melissa, TX), Nadim Ahmed (McKinney, TX), Roy R. Pelfrey (Sherman, TX), Tung K. Nguyen (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15148372 on 05/06/2016 (1159 days app to issue)

Abstract: An actuator assembly for use with a shut-off valve in a transport or storage system. The assembly is configured to be operatively coupled to a stem of the valve for controlling fluid flow therethrough. The assembly includes a mounting bracket coupled to the bonnet, a mounting sleeve coupled to the stem and movable relative to the mounting bracket, and an actuator having a body and an inlet formed in the body. The body is defined by a first body portion coupled to the mounting bracket and a second body portion coupled to the mounting sleeve and movable relative to the first body portion to expand or contract the body. The inlet is adapted to receive pressurized fluid; the body expands or contracts responsive to the pressurized fluid, and responsive to the expansion or contraction of the body, the mounting sleeve moves relative to the mounting bracket, thereby moving the stem.

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


Combustion acoustic noise prevention in a heating furnace
Patent No. 10344975 

Inventor(s): Shiblee S. M. Noman (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15957310 on 04/19/2018 (446 days app to issue)

Abstract: A control module for preventing acoustic resonance noise generation from a heat exchanger of a heating furnace, comprising a control signal generated by the control module. The control signal is configured to operate an induction fan of the heating furnace at more than one speed for a given heat demand mode of the heating furnace.

[F23N] REGULATING OR CONTROLLING COMBUSTION (control devices specially adapted for combustion apparatus in which combustion takes place in a fluidised bed of fuel or other particles F23C 10/28; condition responsive controls for regulating combustion in domestic stoves with open fires for solid fuel F24B 1/187)


Energy recovery ventilation smoke evacuation
Patent No. 10344994 

Inventor(s): Michael G. Longman (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Air Distribution Technologies IP, LLC (Milwaukee, WI)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15602065 on 05/22/2017 (778 days app to issue)

Abstract: A control system, comprising one or more smoke sensors, each configured to measure a level of smoke at a location within a building and to output a smoke level signal based at least in part upon the measured level of smoke. A controller configured to receive the smoke level signals and to control an operation of one or more energy recovery ventilation systems in a first mode of operation to recover energy when the smoke level signal is below a predetermined value and in a second mode of operation to evacuate smoke when the smoke level signal is above the predetermined value.

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


Ubiquitous connectivity and control system for remote locations
Patent No. 10344999 

Inventor(s): Charles Shamoon (Little Elm, TX), Deborah Shamoon (Little Elm, TX), Franklin Eugene Neal (Ashland, KY), Michael Fehnel (Fuquay Varina, NC)
Assignee(s): UBIQUITOUS CONNECTIVITY, LP (Little Elm, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15405793 on 01/13/2017 (907 days app to issue)

Abstract: A thermostat control system for monitoring and controlling environmental characteristics of a building includes a base station unit and a remote access unit continuously interfacing through instant wireless private direct connectivity. The system also includes a plurality of sensors that measure the environmental characteristics and provide the thermostat unit with the measurements.

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


Cooling systems and methods incorporating a plural in-series pumped liquid refrigerant trim evaporator cycle
Patent No. 10345012 

Inventor(s): Earl Keisling (Ridgefield, CT), Gerald McDonnell (Poughquag, NY)
Assignee(s): Inertech IP LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Weber Rosselli Cannon LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15715783 on 09/26/2017 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: Cooling systems and methods use first and second evaporators and first and second liquid refrigerant distribution units to increase the efficiency of the cooling systems and methods. The first evaporator is in thermal communication with an air intake flow to a heat load, and the first liquid refrigerant distribution unit is in thermal communication with the first evaporator. The second evaporator is disposed in series with the first evaporator in the air intake flow and is in thermal communication with the air intake flow, and the second liquid refrigerant distribution unit is in thermal communication with the second evaporator. A trim compression cycle of the second liquid refrigerant distribution unit is configured to further cool the air intake flow through the second evaporator when the temperature of the first fluid flowing out of a main compressor of the second liquid refrigerant distribution unit exceeds a predetermined threshold temperature.

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


Active refrigerant charge compensation for refrigeration and air conditioning systems
Patent No. 10345021 

Inventor(s): Robert B. Uselton (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15334945 on 10/26/2016 (986 days app to issue)

Abstract: A variable refrigerant charge refrigeration/air conditioner system is described that allows the refrigerant charge for the system to be altered based on operating or environmental factors. The system includes a main refrigerant loop holding a volume of refrigerant corresponding to a first level of refrigerant charge, a compressor in the main refrigerant loop, a condenser in the main refrigerant loop, and an evaporator in the main refrigerant loop. A branch refrigerant loop allows the alteration of the refrigerant charge using a control valve in the branch refrigerant loop and a receiver in the branch refrigerant loop. The receiver acts to hold a volume of refrigerant when the control valve is open, thereby removing the volume of refrigerant from the main refrigerant loop. A return path from the receiver to the main refrigerant loop allows refrigerant to flow back into the main loop from the receiver.

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


Method of making a primer insert for use in polymer ammunition
Patent No. 10345088 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15978616 on 05/14/2018 (421 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a polymeric ammunition cartridge and methods of making and using the same. The cartridge includes a substantially cylindrical insert connected to a substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body. The substantially cylindrical insert includes a top surface opposite a bottom surface and a substantially cylindrical coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface, a primer flash hole positioned in the primer recess to extend through the bottom surface, and a flange that extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the top surface. The substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body includes a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end and a substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end connected by a powder chamber, wherein the substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end extends over the substantially cylindrical coupling element and covers a circumferential surface of the primer flash hole.

[F42C] AMMUNITION FUZES (blasting cartridge initiators F42B 3/10; chemical aspects C06C); ARMING OR SAFETY MEANS THEREFOR (filling fuzes F42B 33/02; fitting or extracting primers in or from fuzes F42B 33/04; containers for fuzes F42B 39/30) [5]


 

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Methods and systems for displaying representations of facial expressions and activity indicators on devices
Patent No. 10343046 

Inventor(s): Jessica Sheung-yan Ng (Burlingam, CA), Matthew Ryan Montgomery (Palo Alto, CA), Sonny Vu (Salem, NH)
Assignee(s): Fossil Group, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15272020 on 09/21/2016 (1021 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for displaying representations of facial expressions on devices includes receiving, by a processor on a device, data from a sensor coupled to the device. The method includes identifying, by the processor, responsive to the received data, a level of progress that a user of the device made towards a goal. The method includes selecting, by the processor, responsive to the identification, an icon representing a facial expression. The method includes modifying, by the processor, a level of power for each of a plurality of light indicators embedded in the device to display the icon.

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


Railcar security system with car lighting
Patent No. 10343701 

Inventor(s): Brant R. McGhee (Arlington, TX), Caglar Ozerdim (Dallas, TX), Christopher C. Harkey (Dallas, TX), Hiten Y. Mehta (Frisco, TX), Kenneth W. Huck (Fairview, TX), Kyle R. Coston (Forney, TX), Victor M. Mankarious (Euless, TX,
Assignee(s): TRINITY NORTH AMERICAN FREIGHT CAR, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15419481 on 01/30/2017 (890 days app to issue)

Abstract: A railcar security system that includes a railcar, a first sensor having a first sensor type and a first sensor location with respect to the railcar, a second sensor having a second sensor type and a second sensor location with respect to the railcar, a first lighting group linked with the first sensor, a second lighting group linked with the second sensor, and a controller. The controller is configured to receive an arming signal, receive a trigger signal indicating a sensor of the plurality of sensors has been triggered, determine a sensor type and a sensor location for the sensor based on the trigger signal, activate the first lighting group when the determined sensor type and the determined sensor location correspond with the first sensor, and activate the second lighting group when the determined sensor type and the determined sensor location correspond with the second sensor.

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


Autonomous vehicle routing based on chaos assessment
Patent No. 10345110 

Inventor(s): Benjamin M. Geller (Ann Arbor, MI), Justin J. Chow (Los Angeles, CA), Nathan C. Westover (New Hudson, 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: 15676033 on 08/14/2017 (694 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device and method for autonomous vehicle routing based on chaos assessment are provided. A plurality of route options based on destination objective data relative to current autonomous vehicle position data are generated. For each of the plurality of route options, an associated chaos level may be assessed, and an autonomous cooperability metric may be generated based on the associated chaos level. Autonomous selection of a route option of the plurality of route options is based on a favorable autonomous cooperability metric, and an autonomous mission description data is generated based on the route option that includes the favorable autonomous cooperability metric. The autonomous mission description data may be transmitted for autonomously engaging a destination being defined by the destination objective data.

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


System and method for vibration analysis
Patent No. 10345141 

Inventor(s): Finley Lee Ledbetter (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14024869 on 09/12/2013 (2126 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary analyzer, such as a circuit breaker analyzer, method, and system are provided for use in determining the mechanical condition of a device, such as a circuit breaker, appliance, machine, equipment, or other mechanical system. In one embodiment the analyzer is implemented using a smartphone or other smart device to couple to the device being analyzed to measure mechanical vibrations generated at a surface of the device during an operational event using a force detector, such as an accelerometer, and then comparing such measured values to a known, good signature of mechanical vibrations for the same type of operational event for same type of equipment.

[G01H] MEASUREMENT OF MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS OR ULTRASONIC, SONIC OR INFRASONIC WAVES [4]


Binary signal generator
Patent No. 10345376 

Inventor(s): Kui Ting Soo (Bedford, NH), Michael Cayanan Ramirez (Manchester, NH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15901444 on 02/21/2018 (503 days app to issue)

Abstract: A binary signal generator circuit includes a programmable waveform generator (PWG) having an input stage for receiving a digital data stream, a serial clock signal for controlling receipt of the digital data, a frequency synchronization and a clock signal. The PWG includes registers including a first and second register for storing bits representing a first frequency (f1) and for storing bits representing a zero frequency (fo), respectively. A MUX receives a control signal based on the digital data for toggling between bits representing f1 and fo coupled to a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with an output providing a modulated signal that toggles between essentially f1 and essentially fo. A differential output amplifier receives the modulated signal for generating a first and second amplified signal modulated between essentially f1 and essentially fo. The first and second amplified signal are phase shifted relative to one another, taken together providing a differential signal.

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


Highly sensitive, low power fluxgate magnetic sensor integrated onto semiconductor process technologies
Patent No. 10345397 

Inventor(s): Byron J R Shulver (Kilmacolm, , GB), Dok Won Lee (Mountain View, CA), Erika Lynn Mazotti (San Martin, CA), Neil Gibson (Largs, , GB), Ricky Alan Jackson (Richardson, TX), Thomas Dyer Bonifield (Dallas, TX), William David Fren
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15169639 on 05/31/2016 (1134 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated fluxgate device has a magnetic core on a control circuit. The magnetic core has a volume and internal structure sufficient to have low magnetic noise and low non-linearity. A stress control structure is disposed proximate to the magnetic core. An excitation winding, a sense winding and a compensation winding are disposed around the magnetic core. An excitation circuit disposed in the control circuit is coupled to the excitation winding, configured to provide current at high frequency to the excitation winding sufficient to generate a saturating magnetic field in the magnetic core during each cycle at the high frequency. An isolation structure is disposed between the magnetic core and the windings, sufficient to enable operation of the excitation winding and the sense winding at the high frequency at low power.

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


Glass-based ferrules and optical interconnection devices and methods of forming same
Patent No. 10345535 

Inventor(s): Michael de Jong (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Corning, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15919550 on 03/13/2018 (483 days app to issue)

Abstract: The glass-based ferrules include a glass substrate and two spaced-apart guide tubes, which can also be made of glass. The guide tubes include bores sized to receive guide pins from another ferrule. The ferrule can be used to form an optical interconnection device in the form of a waveguide connector that includes a planar lightwave circuit that supports multiple waveguides. The ferrule can also be used to form an optical interconnection device in the form of a fiber connector that includes a support substrate and an array of optical fibers supported thereby. The waveguide connector and fiber connector when mated form an integrated photonic device. Methods of forming the ferrule components, the ferrules and the optical interconnection devices are also disclosed.

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


Cloaking devices constructed from polyhedrons and vehicles comprising the same
Patent No. 10345605 

Inventor(s): Chengang Ji (Ann Arbor, MI), Debasish Banerjee (Ann Arbor, MI), Kyu-Tae Lee (Ann Arbor, MI), Songtao Wu (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15813845 on 11/15/2017 (601 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cloaking device includes an object-side, an image-side and a cloaked region between the object-side and the image-side. An object-side polyhedron with an entrance side and an exit side parallel to the entrance side is positioned on the object-side and an image-side polyhedron with an entrance side and an exit side parallel to the entrance side is positioned on the image-side. The entrance side of the object-side polyhedron is oriented relative to a reference optical axis extending between the object-side and the image-side at an acute angle and the exit side of the image-side polyhedron is oriented relative to the reference optical axis at an oblique angle equal to 180. Light from an object positioned on the object-side of the cloaking device is redirected around the cloaked region, without total internal reflection of the light within the object-side polyhedron or the image-side polyhedron.

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


System and method for distributing multiple layers of a composite within a structural volume containing an inclusion
Patent No. 10345791 

Inventor(s): Gilbert Choudury (Waltham, MA), James Koenig (Arlington, MA), Vivian Paul Joseph Premakumar (Framingham, MA), Yuriy Dudko (Carlisle, MA)
Assignee(s): Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14860228 on 09/21/2015 (1387 days app to issue)

Abstract: Method, systems, and processes are provided for generating a model having a plurality of represented composite layers, wherein the represented composite layers do not fill one or more inclusions within a structural volume represented within a computer aided drafting (CAD) model representing a composite part. The composite part can then be manufactured, based on the resultant generated model, using any manufacturing technique, including but not limited to, 3D printer, hand layup, automated layup, and other methods for distributing multiple layers of a composite material onto a laminate surface to manufacture a composite part.

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


Bandgap reference voltage failure detection
Patent No. 10345844 

Inventor(s): Frank Dornseifer (Freising, , DE), Johannes Gerber (Unterschleissheim, , DE), Matthias Arnold (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15427854 on 02/08/2017 (881 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit is provided with a bandgap voltage reference circuit having a bandgap reference voltage output. A bandgap failure detection circuit is coupled to the bandgap reference voltage output. The bandgap failure detection forms a model value of the reference voltage from a first time, compares a present value of the reference voltage at a second time to the model value; and asserts a bandgap fail signal to indicate when the present value is less than the model value by a threshold value. The integrated circuit is reset by the bandgap fail signal. The detection circuit may be operated from a failsafe voltage domain that also allows a critical circuit to complete a pending operation during a reset.

[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]


Systems and methods for providing an interactive user interface using a film, visual projector, and infrared projector
Patent No. 10345965 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Richard Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Michael Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16165382 on 10/19/2018 (263 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to interactive projection systems. In one implementation, a system for projecting a user interface may include a film affixed to a surface; a first projector configured to project a user interface onto the film; a second projector configured to project a plurality of light beams such that the plurality of light beams form a plane above the film that does not intersect the film; and an image sensor configured to receive reflections caused by the projected plurality of light beams. The system may further include at least one processor configured to receive an indication of a reflection from the image sensor; determine a location associated with the reflection; in response to the received indication, determine a change for the user interface based on the determined location; and transmit a command to the first projector to modify the projected user interface according to the determined change.

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


Nested zoom in windows on a touch sensitive device
Patent No. 10346016 

Inventor(s): Margarita Khafizova (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16037361 on 07/17/2018 (357 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a technique for generating nested zoom in windows on a touch sensitive device. A first portion of the user content is zooming into by touching the display screen in a proximity of the first portion using the touch input device while retaining an original zoom size of a remaining portion of the user content. A second portion of a zoomed in first portion of the user content is zooming into by touching the display screen in a proximity of the second portion using the touch input device while retaining an original zoom size of the zoomed in first portion.

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


Systems, methods, and interfaces for adaptive cache persistence
Patent No. 10346095 

Inventor(s): David Flynn (Sandy, UT), Michael F. Brown (Campbell, CA), Vikram Joshi (Los Gatos, CA), Yang Luan (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler Bean Adamson, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13829358 on 03/14/2013 (2308 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage module may be configured to service I/O requests according to different persistence levels. The persistence level of an I/O request may relate to the storage resource(s) used to service the I/O request, the configuration of the storage resource(s), the storage mode of the resources, and so on. In some embodiments, a persistence level may relate to a cache mode of an I/O request. I/O requests pertaining to temporary or disposable data may be serviced using an ephemeral cache mode. An ephemeral cache mode may comprise storing I/O request data in cache storage without writing the data through (or back) to primary storage. Ephemeral cache data may be transferred between hosts in response to virtual machine migration.

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


Data processing architecture for improved data flow
Patent No. 10346198 

Inventor(s): Dallas Nash (Frisco, TX), Michael Menefee (Richardson, TX), Trevor Chandler (Thornton, CO)
Assignee(s): AVODAH LABS, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16258524 on 01/25/2019 (165 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are methods, apparatus and systems for improving data management and workload distribution in pattern recognition systems. An example method of managing data for a sign language translation system includes receiving multiple sets of data acquired by one or more data acquisition devices. Each set of data including an image frame that illustrates at least a part of a gesture. The method includes determining, for each of the multiple sets of data, a plurality of attribute values defined by a customized template. The method includes accessing the multiple sets of data, by a plurality of processing units, based on a location indicated by the attributes for recognizing the at least a part of a gesture.

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


Ring bus architecture for use in a memory module
Patent No. 10346325 

Inventor(s): Alan Welsh Sinclair (Falkirk, , GB)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15716046 on 09/26/2017 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: Ring bus architectures for use in a memory module are disclosed. A memory module may include a primary ring bus; a ring bus controller positioned on the primary ring bus; a secondary ring bus in communication with the primary ring bus via a first bus bridge; and a tertiary ring bus in communication with the secondary ring bus via a second bus bridge. The ring bus controller is configured to direct the first bus bridge to route data between the primary ring bus and the secondary ring bus and is configured to direct the second bus bridge to route data between the secondary ring bus and the tertiary ring bus.

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


Patient/member reconciled billing and explanation of benefit statements with provider prompt pay
Patent No. 10346587 

Inventor(s): Jeanne Stamper (Lexington, KY), Mike Morrison (Lexington, KY), Paul Alan Hartley (New Canaan, CT)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13562977 on 07/31/2012 (2534 days app to issue)

Abstract: A healthcare payment management system comprising a payment consolidation server configured to receive billing information from a provider for an episode of care for a member, receive benefit information from a payer for the episode of care, consolidate the billing information and the benefit information into a payment reconciliation statement, and send the payment reconciliation statement to a member.

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


Virus immune computer system and method
Patent No. 10346608 

Inventor(s): John Almeida (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16008779 on 06/14/2018 (390 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus prevents hacker code from infecting an application program by requiring decryption of the application program prior to running the application program on a computer. The device is preferably a computer system that includes a dongle, or a separate unit that is connected or connectable to the computer. A security program decrypts a first key with a second key stored on the dongle. When a new application is installed the first time on the computer, the security program uses a decrypted first key to encrypt whatever is installed such that the encrypted application program is the only installed version of the application program on any non-transitory computer readable memory accessible by the computer. When a command is given to startup the application program, whatever code is needed for startup is first decrypted using the decrypted first key.

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


System and method for dynamic attribute table
Patent No. 10346769 

Inventor(s): Hari Harasudan Ramasubbu (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Walmart Apollo, LLC (Bentonville, AR)
Law Firm: Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14214262 on 03/14/2014 (1943 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for generating attribute tables for holding attributes and modifying the table structure during run time by appending the record column file corresponding to the attribute table.

[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]


Supplemental system for business intelligence systems
Patent No. 10346770 

Inventor(s): Edward Kaplonski (Dallas, TX), Roger Moore (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Motio, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14337144 on 07/21/2014 (1814 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, a supplemental system may be provided. The supplemental system may be coupled to business intelligence environment(s) to facilitate deployment, version control, testing, and/or other processes. In some implementations, the supplemental system may be communicably coupled to an external version control. The external version control may store one or more versions of components of the business intelligence environment(s) and the supplemental system may utilize the versions to perform one or more operations, such as, but not limited to, facilitating deployment, version controlling, and/or testing. In some implementations, the supplemental system may utilize information from a ticket manager in deployments of BI Artifact(s).

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


Systems and methods for incident queue assignment and prioritization
Patent No. 10346779 

Inventor(s): Michael Fisher Loyd (McKinney, TX), Michael Lee Kleehammer (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Fiserv, Inc. (Brookfield, WI)
Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14639946 on 03/05/2015 (1587 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media for incident queue assignment and prioritization are disclosed. An incident handling system may receive a request for a next highest priority incident. An incident requiring resolution may be identified. The incident may be associated with an incident queue based at least in part on a queue assignment rule. The incident queue may comprise one or more incidents. The incident queue may be processed based at least in part on a prioritization rule to identify, from the one or more incidents associated with the incident queue, the next highest priority incident. The incident handling system may transmit the next highest priority incident associated with the incident queue.

[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]


Hierarchical resale system for telecommunication products
Patent No. 10346886 

Inventor(s): Donald L. Fisher, Jr. (Raleigh, NC)
Assignee(s): GENBAND US LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14305589 on 06/16/2014 (1849 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for a hierarchical resale system for telecommunications services are described. In an embodiment, a computerized method for managing events in a hierarchical resale model for telecommunication products may include receiving, via an electronic interface, access information for accessing an event response system of a down-level provider; identifying, using a data processing device, an event requiring a response from the down-level provider; accessing, using a network interface, the event response system of the down-level provider; and generating, using the data processor, an event response for transmission by the event response system of the down-level provider.

[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]


Non-destructive inspection methods and systems
Patent No. 10346966 

Inventor(s): Corbin Sean Glenn (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Gilliam IP PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15527684 on 12/18/2014 (1664 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-destructive inspection method that comprises obtaining one or more images corresponding to an X-ray, scanning electron microscope, or CT scan of an object, assigning numeric values to pixels of the images, comparing the numeric values to reference numeric values, and identifying an anomaly in the object based on the comparison. A non-destructive inspection system that comprises at least one processor, a memory in communication with the processor and storing instructions that causes the processor to obtain an image corresponding to an X-ray, scanning electron microscope, or CT scan of an object, assign numeric values to pixels of the image, compare the assigned numeric values to reference numeric values, and identify an anomaly in the object based on the comparison.

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


Systems and methods for tracking objects in an environment
Patent No. 10347003 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP US (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16197760 on 11/21/2018 (230 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for locating and/or tracking objects in an environment are discussed. The system may include non-visible light emitters and a camera and server system including an image geometry module configured to determine the location of an identified object in the environment. Objects may be identified based on a predefined frequency and/or pattern of pulses.

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


Automated teller machine with an adjustable display
Patent No. 10347091 

Inventor(s): Michael Bailey (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16235364 on 12/28/2018 (193 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automated teller machine (”ATM”) is described. The ATM can be provided with an interface area which includes a display unit and one or more sensors. The display unit can move relative to the interface area so that the display is better accessible for a user of the ATM. For example, the display can make translational or rotational movements, e.g., telescoping movements. The ATM can include a sensor which can detect an object, a location for the object and a distance from the object. Using this information, the ATM can move or guide the display in a direction which makes the display more accessible for the user.

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


Group read refresh
Patent No. 10347315 

Inventor(s): Grishma Shah (Milpitas, CA), Nian Niles Yang (Mountain View, CA), Philip David Reusswig (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15800023 on 10/31/2017 (616 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for performing a group read refresh. An apparatus includes a plurality of memory groups. An apparatus includes an operation circuit that performs an operation on a selected memory group of a plurality of memory groups. An apparatus includes a remediation circuit that performs a countermeasure operation on an unselected memory group of a plurality of memory groups in response to an operation on a selected memory group.

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


Programming and virtual reality representation of stimulation parameter groups
Patent No. 10347381 

Inventor(s): Norbert Kaula (Arvada, CO), Yohannes Iyassu (Denver, CO)
Assignee(s): NUVECTRA CORPORATION (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16197091 on 11/20/2018 (231 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure involves a medical system that includes one or more implantable medical devices configured to deliver a medical therapy to a patient. The medical system also includes a portable electronic device on which a touch-sensitive user interface is implemented. The user interface is configured to provide a visual representation of the medical therapy through a hierarchy. The hierarchy includes a lower level representation of the medical therapy that corresponds to a stimulation program that includes a plurality of configurable stimulation parameters. The hierarchy includes a middle level representation of the medical therapy that corresponds to a stimulation program-set that includes a plurality of different stimulation programs. The hierarchy includes an upper level representation of the medical therapy that corresponds to a scrollable collection of stimulation program-sets that are represented by a plurality of digital cards, respectively. NULL


Switched capacitor circuit structure with method of controlling source-drain resistance across same
Patent No. 10348243 

Inventor(s): Arul Balasubramaniyan (Plano, TX), Chi Zhang (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. (Grand Cayman, , KY)
Law Firm: Hoffman Warnick LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15213529 on 07/19/2016 (1085 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a circuit structure including: a switching transistor including a gate terminal, a back-gate terminal, a source terminal, and a drain terminal; a biasing node coupled to the back-gate terminal of the switching transistor, the biasing node being alternately selectable between an on state and an off state; a first capacitor source-coupled to the switching transistor; a second capacitor drain-coupled to the switching capacitor; and a first enabling node source-coupled to the switching transistor, the first enabling node being alternately selectable between an on state and an off state.

[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]


Controlling current limits in current limiting circuits
Patent No. 10348280 

Inventor(s): Ankur Chauhan (Bangalore, , IN), Subrato Roy (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15857135 on 12/28/2017 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example current limiting apparatus comprises a first transistor to carry a first current; a sense transistor coupled to the first transistor, the sense transistor to carry a sense current that is a function of the first current; a first amplifier coupled to the first transistor and the sense transistor, the amplifier to achieve a common voltage potential on terminals of the first and the sense transistors; a second amplifier coupled to the first amplifier and the sense transistor, the second amplifier to control the first and sense transistors based on the sense current; and a circuit coupled to the first and second amplifiers, the circuit to control an input to the second amplifier based on an input to the first amplifier such that a current limit of the first transistor remains below a programmed current limit of the first transistor.

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


Repeater for an open-drain communication system using a current detector and a control logic circuit
Patent No. 10348298 

Inventor(s): Christopher Lewis Kraft (Richardson, TX), Tatsuyuki Nihei (Wylie, TX), Vikas Suma Vinay (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15875573 on 01/19/2018 (536 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to repeaters, and, in particular, repeaters for open-drain systems. In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a first port, a second port, a current detector, a transistor, and a control logic circuit. A current detector input of the current detector is coupled to the first port. A transistor channel electrode of the transistor is coupled to the second port. A control logic circuit input of the control logic circuit is coupled to the current detector output, and a control logic circuit output of the control logic circuit is coupled to a transistor control electrode of the transistor.

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


Method and system to identify data and content delivery on a cellular network using a social network
Patent No. 10348845 

Inventor(s): Kulvir S Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Rochester Patent Center (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15141500 on 04/28/2016 (1167 days app to issue)

Abstract: An approach is defined to establish consumption analytics of network nodes of a social network. Content is tagged and the content consumption analytics are derived from the content consumption. The content analytics and related heuristic is applied to new content shared in the social network. The content is compared to policies for content push operations and cellular network constraints to determine whether the content is proactively pushed to a mobile device.

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


System and method for semi-persistent and dynamic scheduling and discontinuous reception control
Patent No. 10349349 

Inventor(s): James Earl Womack (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15820096 on 11/21/2017 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of combining semi-persistent resource allocation and dynamic resource allocation are provided. Packets, such as VoIP packets, are transmitted on the uplink and downlink using respective semi-persistent resources. For each mobile device, awake periods and sleep periods are defined. The semi-persistent resources are aligned with the awake periods so that most of the time the mobile device can turn off its wireless access radio during the sleep periods. In addition, signalling to request, and to allocate, resources for additional packets are transmitted during the awake periods, and the resources allocated for the additional packets are within the awake windows.

[G08C] TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS FOR MEASURED VALUES, CONTROL OR SIMILAR SIGNALS (fluid pressure transmission systems F15B; mechanical means for transferring the output of a sensing member into a different variable G01D 5/00; mechanical control systems G05G) [4]


Software demarcation in edge computing environment
Patent No. 10349454 

Inventor(s): Igal Elbaz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15980898 on 05/16/2018 (419 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, and devices for instantiating a service provider application on a customer premises-based device are disclosed. For example, a processing system of a telecommunication service provider network having at least one processor may establish a first tunnel between the processing system and a virtual machine monitor of a customer premises-based device and send a first instruction to the virtual machine monitor via the first tunnel to instantiate a first service provider application on the customer premises-based device. The processing system may further establish a second tunnel between the processing system and the first service provider application and send a second instruction to the first service provider application via the second tunnel to configure the first service provider application to operate in a service function chain.

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


Method and system for conducting business in a transnational E-commerce network
Patent No. RE047502 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): Tiehong Wang (Arlington, VA), Tiejun Wang (La Jolla, CA), Ximing Wang (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Innovation Sciences, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15254987 on 09/01/2016 (1041 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention presents a method and system for processing the purchase of products, goods and/or services, more particularly, to a method and system for processing the purchase by a buyer of products from one or more sellers of products in an on-line real-time e-Commerce business environment where the merchant server from which the goods are purchased lacks adequate encryption security for the purchasing of the goods by credit card. The method and system also allows for the easy up-dating registration by a merchant of the items available for purchase as maintained on the Web, DB server. The invention also discloses a method and system for avoiding the hindrance of foreign exchange rates fluctuations on the payment of on-line real-time e-Commerce trading. The system provides for a splitting of a merchant server into a Web, DB server and a payment server, the payment server being located in a nation state to which a purchaser may securely transmit encrypted credit card information in order to purchase product available on websites maintained on the Web, DB server. Patent Class: N/A


 

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Fully differential current sensing
Patent No. 10345353 

Inventor(s): Dattatreya Baragur Suryanarayana (Bedford, NH), Muthusubramanian Venkateswaran (Bengaluru, , IN), Preetam Tadeparthy (Bengaluru, , IN), Sudeep Banerji (Manchester, NH), Vikas Lakhanpal (Bengaluru, , IN), Vikram Gakhar (Bengaluru,
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15810245 on 11/13/2017 (603 days app to issue)

Abstract: A current detection system includes an inductor and a detection circuit coupled across the inductor. The inductor is configured to receive an input signal that includes an input current and generate a voltage across the inductor. The current detection circuit includes a sensing network and a transconductance amplifier. The sensing network includes a capacitor and is configured to monitor a voltage across the inductor. The transconductance amplifier is configured to receive a differential voltage indicative of a voltage drop across the capacitor and output a differential output current proportional to the differential voltage.

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


Composite free layer for magnetoresistive random access memory
Patent No. 10347310 

Inventor(s): Young-Suk Choi (Los Gatos, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler Bean Adamson, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15613129 on 06/02/2017 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods are disclosed for magnetoresistive random access memory. A magnetic tunnel junction for storing data includes a fixed layer, a barrier layer, and a composite free layer. A barrier layer is disposed between a fixed layer and a composite free layer. A composite free layer includes an in-plane anisotropy free layer, a perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) inducing layer, and a ferromagnetic amorphous layer. A PMA-inducing layer may be disposed such that an in-plane anisotropy free layer is between a barrier layer and the PMA-inducing layer. A ferromagnetic amorphous layer may be disposed between an in-plane anisotropy free layer and a PMA-inducing 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]


Printed adhesion deposition to mitigate integrated circuit delamination
Patent No. 10347508 

Inventor(s): Abram Castro (Fort Worth, TX), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Rockwall, TX), Rongwei Zhang (Dallas, TX), Yong Lin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15614819 on 06/06/2017 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes applying a die attach material to a die pad of an integrated circuit. The die attach material is employed as a bonding material to the die pad. The method includes mounting an integrated circuit die to the die pad of the integrated circuit via the die attach material. The method includes printing an adhesion deposition material on the die attach material appearing at the interface of the integrated circuit die and the die pad of the integrated circuit to mitigate delamination between the integrated circuit die and the die pad.

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


Semiconductor substrate having stress-absorbing surface layer
Patent No. 10347589 

Inventor(s): Jaimal M. Williamson (McKinney, TX), Jose Carlos Arroyo (Allen, TX), Nima Shahidi (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15498461 on 04/26/2017 (804 days app to issue)

Abstract: An assembly ([b]101[/b]) comprising a semiconductor device ([b]110[/b]) with solderable bumps ([b]112[/b]); a substrate ([b]120[/b]) with a layer ([b]130[/b]) of a first insulating compound and an underlying metal layer ([b]140[/b]) patterned in contact pads ([b]141[/b]) and connecting traces ([b]142[/b]), the insulating layer having openings ([b]132[/b]) to expose the surface ([b]142[/b][i]a[/i]) and sidewalls ([b]142[/b][i]b[/i]) of underlying traces; the device bumps soldered onto the contact pads, establishing a gap ([b]150[/b]) between device and top insulating layer; and a second insulating compound ([b]160[/b]) cohesively filling the gap and the second openings, thereby touching the underlying traces, the second insulating compound having a higher glass transition temperature, a higher modulus, and a lower coefficient of thermal expansion than the first insulating compound.

[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]


Power electronics assemblies with metal inverse opal bonding, electrical contact and cooling layers, and vehicles incorporating the same
Patent No. 10347601 

Inventor(s): Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15882216 on 01/29/2018 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power electronics assembly includes a substrate, a semiconductor device and a metal inverse opal (MIO) bonding layer positioned between and bonded to the substrate and the semiconductor device. A first electrode is disposed on a first surface, a second electrode is disposed on a second surface, and a third electrode is disposed on a third surface. The first surface may be a top surface of the semiconductor device, the second surface may be a bottom surface of the semiconductor device, the third surface may be spaced apart from the bottom surface of the semiconductor device, and the second electrode is in electrical communication with the third electrode through the MIO bonding layer. A cooling fluid circuit with a cooling fluid inlet, a cooling fluid outlet and a cooling fluid path through the MIO bonding layer may be included.

[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]


Electrostatic discharge guard ring with snapback protection
Patent No. 10347621 

Inventor(s): David LaFonteese (Redwood City, CA), Sameer Pendharkar (Allen, TX), Seetharaman Sridhar (Richardson, TX), Sunglyong Kim (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15291564 on 10/12/2016 (1000 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection structure that provides snapback protections to one or more high voltage circuit components. The ESD protection structure can be integrated along a peripheral region of a high voltage circuit, such as a high side gate driver of a driver circuit. The ESD protection structure includes a bipolar transistor structure interfacing with a PN junction of a high voltage device, which is configured to discharge the ESD current during an ESD event. The bipolar transistor structure has a collector region overlapping the PN junction, a base region embedded with sufficient pinch resistance to launch the snapback protection, and an emitter region for discharging the ESD current.

[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]


High quality deep trench oxide
Patent No. 10347626 

Inventor(s): Hong Yang (Richardson, TX), Jianxin Liu (Chengdu, , CN), Yufei Xiong (Chengdu, , CN), Yunlong Liu (Chengdu, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15790212 on 10/23/2017 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit including a trench in the substrate with a high quality trench oxide grown on the sidewalls and the bottom of the trench where the ratio of the thickness of the high quality trench oxide formed on the sidewalls to the thickness formed on the bottom is less than 1.2. An integrated circuit including a trench with high quality oxide is formed by first growing a sacrificial oxide in dilute oxygen at a temperature in the range of 1050 C. to 1250 C., stripping the sacrificial oxide, growing high quality oxide in dilute oxygen plus trans 1,2 dichloroethylene at a temperature in the range of 1050 C. to 1250 C., and annealing the high quality oxide in an inert ambient at a temperature in the range of 1050 C. to 1250 C.

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


Three-dimensional memory device containing multi-threshold-voltage drain select gates and method of making the same
Patent No. 10347647 

Inventor(s): Junichi Ariyoshi (Yokkaichi, , JP), Kazuki Kajitani (Yokkaichi, , JP), Keisuke Shigemura (Yokkaichi, , JP), Naohiro Hosoda (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yuji Fukano (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15850073 on 12/21/2017 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device contains a stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive word line layers, at least one first drain select gate electrode located over the stack and extending through a first drain select transistor and a second drain select transistor, at least one second drain select gate electrode located between the first drain select electrode and the stack, and extending through a third drain select transistor and a fourth drain select transistor. The first drain select transistor and the third drain select transistor are located in a first NAND memory string. The second drain select transistor and the fourth drain select transistor are located in a second NAND memory string different from the first NAND memory string. The first drain select transistor has a higher threshold voltage than the second drain select transistor. The third drain select transistor has a lower threshold voltage than the fourth drain select transistor.

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


Three-dimensional memory device employing discrete backside openings and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10347654 

Inventor(s): Hisakazu Otoi (Yokkaichi, , JP), Shuji Minagawa (Yokkaichi, , JP), Takaaki Iwai (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15977212 on 05/11/2018 (424 days app to issue)

Abstract: Memory openings and backside openings are formed through an alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers over a substrate. Memory opening fill structures are formed in the memory openings, and sacrificial backside opening fill structures are formed in the backside openings. Cavities are formed in volumes of the backside openings by removing the sacrificial backside opening fill structures. Remaining portions of the sacrificial material layers are replaced with material portions including electrically conductive layers. Each electrically conductive layer is formed as a continuous material layer including holes around the backside openings. Each electrically conductive layer is singulated into a plurality of electrically conductive strips by isotropically recessing the electrically conductive layers around each backside opening. Width-modulated cavities including expanded volumes of the backside openings are formed, and are filled with width-modulated insulating wall structures.

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


Semiconductor device with extended electrically-safe operating area
Patent No. 10347732 

Inventor(s): Xiaoju Wu (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16354550 on 03/15/2019 (116 days app to issue)

Abstract: In at least some embodiments, a semiconductor device comprises a source region is formed within a well. The source region comprises a first dopant type, and the well comprises a second dopant type opposite the first dopant type. A termination region is formed within the well, the termination region being aligned with the source region and having an end adjacent to and spaced apart from an end of the source region. The termination region comprises a semiconducting material having the second dopant type. A preselected concentration value of the dopant in the termination region is greater than a concentration value of the second dopant type in the well.

[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]


Composite free layer for magnetoresistive random access memory
Patent No. 10347824 

Inventor(s): Young-Suk Choi (Los Gatos, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Kunzler Bean Adamson, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15820274 on 11/21/2017 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods are disclosed for magnetoresistive random access memory. A magnetic tunnel junction for storing data includes a fixed layer, a barrier layer, and a composite free layer. A barrier layer is disposed between a fixed layer and a composite free layer. A composite free layer includes a ferromagnetic amorphous layer and an in-plane anisotropy free layer. A spin Hall effect (SHE) layer may be coupled to the composite free layer of the magnetic tunnel junction. The SHE layer may be configured such that an in-plane electric current within the SHE layer causes a spin current in the composite free 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]


Folded waveguide structure semiconductor laser
Patent No. 10348055 

Inventor(s): Ning Cheng (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15822961 on 11/27/2017 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: A laser apparatus is provided, comprising a semiconductor substrate, an active layer disposed on the semiconductor substrate, a folded waveguide disposed on the active layer and forming a resonant structure, the folded waveguide comprising at least two substantially straight waveguide portions coupled by a connecting waveguide structure, with the folded waveguide having a first end and a second end located at one or more edges of the semiconductor substrate, wherein at least one of the ends includes a mirror, and an electrode coupled to the folded waveguide and configured to create photons in the folded waveguide when receiving electrical power. The waveguide emits laser light comprising the photons, with the laser light emitted at an edge of the semiconductor substrate.

[H01S] DEVICES USING STIMULATED EMISSION


Devices and methods for reliable power supply for electronic devices
Patent No. 10348125 

Inventor(s): Jakob Carnemark (Fairfield, CT), Piero Oliveri (Monroe Township, NJ)
Assignee(s): INERTECH IP LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Webster Rosselli Cannon LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15141406 on 04/28/2016 (1167 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power supply system includes an energy storage device electrically connected to a power grid, a power distribution assembly electrically connected to a load, and a power generation device electrically connected to the power distribution assembly. The energy storage device and the power grid are configured to supply electric power having a first voltage range to the power distribution assembly, which in turn, is configured to supply electric power having a second voltage range less than the first voltage range to the load. The energy storage device and the power generation device each are configured to at least temporarily supply a flow of electric power to the power distribution assembly when electric power from the power grid is interrupted such that a substantially uninterrupted flow of electric power is supplied to the load.

[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)


Couple inductor power transfer system
Patent No. 10348131 

Inventor(s): Amer Atrash (Dallas, TX), Ross E. Teggatz (The Colony, TX), Wayne Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TRIUNE SYSTEMS, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15264251 on 09/13/2016 (1029 days app to issue)

Abstract: Coupled inductor systems are disclosed in which transmitter and receiver inductors, or coils, are coupled in a configuration for wirelessly transferring power and/or data among them. In preferred implementations, the systems are used for transmitting both power and data in pairs of coupled coils. Primary side circuits in preferred embodiments of the systems of the invention employ Class D or Class G amplifiers.

[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)


Power supply system with non-linear capacitance charge-pump
Patent No. 10348193 

Inventor(s): Isaac Cohen (Dix Hills, NY)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16012292 on 06/19/2018 (385 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes a power supply system. The system includes a switch system comprising a switch that is configured to generate a switching voltage at a switching node in response to an input voltage. The system also includes a non-linear capacitance charge-pump coupled to the switching node and being configured to provide an output current in response to the switching voltage. The output current can have an amplitude that varies non-linearly with respect to an amplitude of the switching voltage. The switch system further includes an output stage configured to generate an output voltage on an output node in response to the output current.

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


Tapped inductor voltage controlled oscillator
Patent No. 10348242 

Inventor(s): Charles J. Duey (Westminster, CO), James W. Caldwell (Elgin, IL), Michael L. Bushman (Hanover Park, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15725964 on 10/05/2017 (642 days app to issue)

Abstract: A voltage controlled oscillator includes a resonator and an amplifier. The resonator includes a capacitive element and an inductive element. The inductive element has a plurality of conductive segments forming a physical loop. The inductive element has electrical connections on the physical loop to the plurality of conductive segments forming at least one electrical loop disposed within an interior space formed by the physical loop. The amplifier has an input and an output, the input coupled to a first conductive segment forming a first impedance and the output coupled to a second conductive segment forming a second impedance.

[H03B] GENERATION OF OSCILLATIONS, DIRECTLY OR BY FREQUENCY-CHANGING, BY CIRCUITS EMPLOYING ACTIVE ELEMENTS WHICH OPERATE IN A NON-SWITCHING MANNER; GENERATION OF NOISE BY SUCH CIRCUITS (generators specially adapted for electrophonic musical instruments G10H; masers or lasers H01S; generation of oscillations in plasma H05H)


Loop delay optimization for multi-voltage self-synchronous systems
Patent No. 10348276 

Inventor(s): Shiv Harit Mathur (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15858070 on 12/29/2017 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: A clock-receiving system may receive a host clock signal on a communications bus from a clock-sending system. Circuitry of a critical path of the clock-receiving system may communicate the clock signal to a multiplexer configured directly behind output driver circuitry. Core logic circuitry and data path circuitry may communicate pairs of phase-shifted data signals to the multiplexer. The multiplexer may use the clock signal and the pairs of phase-shifted data signals to generate an output pair of data signals, and send the output pair of data signals to the output driver circuitry. In turn, the output driver circuitry may generate an output data signal for communication on the communications bus. The clock-receiving system may enable the critical path and use the multiplexer to generate the output data signal when in a low operating voltage mode.

[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]


Self-canceling magnetic structures for transferring power and communication signals
Patent No. 10348367 

Inventor(s): Bo Yang (Allen, TX), Hengchun Mao (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): x2 Power Technologies Limited (Grand Cayman, , KY)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15938189 on 03/28/2018 (468 days app to issue)

Abstract: A structure comprises a first power coil configured to be magnetically coupled to a second power coil and an auxiliary coil over the first power coil, wherein at least one of the first power coil and the auxiliary coil has an 8-shaped structure.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Network signaling for network-assisted interference cancellation and suppression
Patent No. 10348432 

Inventor(s): Anthony Edet Ekpenyong (Houston, TX), Eko N. Onggosanusi (Allen, TX), Ralf Matthias Bendlin (Plano, TX), Runhua Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14285759 on 05/23/2014 (1873 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a cellular communication network that can determine whether communications between one base station-UE pair may interfere with another UE that is in the same cell or a different cell. The network identifies interference parameters associated with interference signals that may be received by a UE. The interference signals may be generated by the base station itself, such as communications with other UEs, or by a neighboring base station. The base station transmits the interference parameters to the UE. The UE receives the one or more parameters comprising information about signals expected to cause intra-cell or inter-cell interference. The UE then processes received signals using the one or more parameters to suppress the intra-cell or inter-cell interference.

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


Spectral slot assignment and placement of wavelength shifters in flexible grid optical networks
Patent No. 10348439 

Inventor(s): Inwoong Kim (Allen, TX), Paparao Palacharla (Richardson, TX), Tadashi Ikeuchi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15978879 on 05/14/2018 (421 days app to issue)

Abstract: A control system for spectral slot assignment in flexible grid optical networks determines, for a given optical path, a physical source node, a physical destination node, and physical intermediate nodes, determines the number of contiguous spectral slots to allocate for traffic on the path, identifies candidate combinations of spectral slots available for the traffic, and creates an auxiliary graph for the path. The auxiliary graph includes auxiliary links representing candidate combinations of spectral slots, virtual nodes representing pairs of neighboring physical nodes, and auxiliary links between each pair of virtual source-side and destination-side intermediate nodes representing either pass-through traffic or wavelength shifted traffic. The control system assigns cost values to the auxiliary links, determines a lowest cost combination of auxiliary links from the source to the destination, allocates the corresponding candidate combinations of spectral slots to the traffic, and configures the physical intermediate nodes accordingly.

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


Wavelength indication in multiple-wavelength passive optical networks
Patent No. 10348441 

Inventor(s): Frank J. Effenberger (Frisco, TX), Yuanqiu Luo (Cranbury, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16025981 on 07/02/2018 (372 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for communications in a passive optical network (PON) system are provided. An optical line terminal (OLT) generates a PON downstream Physical Layer (PHY) frame comprising a downstream physical synchronization block (PSBd) that comprises a wavelength identification (ID) of at least one downstream wavelength of the plurality of downstream wavelengths. The OLT sends the PON PHY frame comprising the wavelength ID in the PSBd to ONU for confirming the at least one downstream wavelength.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Methods and apparatus for LTE coordinated transmission on unlicensed spectrum
Patent No. 10348458 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Thomas David Novlan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15061740 on 03/04/2016 (1222 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for a coordinated transmission in a wireless communication system. The method includes processing feedback information from multiple transmit points (TPs) operating in license assisted access (LAA) cells, generating scheduling information for the coordinated transmission by the multiple TPs to a user equipment (UE) in accordance with the feedback information, transmitting the scheduling information to the multiple TPs, and receiving the feedback information from the multiple TPs.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Memory decision feedback equalizer bias level generation
Patent No. 10348534 

Inventor(s): Raghukiran Sreeramaneni (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15864972 on 01/08/2018 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a selection circuit that is configured to generate a bias level. The device also includes a combinational circuit coupled to the selection circuit. The combinational circuit is configured to generate a distortion correction factor used offset inter-symbol interference from a data stream on a distorted bit based on the bias level to generate a correction signal. The device additionally includes a latching element coupled to the combinational circuit and configured to receive the first correction signal.

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


Hybrid fibre coaxial fault locationing in cable network environments
Patent No. 10348554 

Inventor(s): Hang Jin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15397589 on 01/03/2017 (917 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment is a method that includes retrieving key performance indicators from multi-tone signals captured by a data collector located in a cable network; identifying a fault signature based on the key performance indicators, in which the fault signature is identified based on phase domain analysis of a channel response; and accessing a data repository located in a cloud network for geographical information associated with the cable network. The method further includes determining a location of a fault in the cable network based on the fault signature and the geographical information, in which the determining further includes: determining a length of a fault cavity associated with the fault; identifying at least one segment having a length the same as the length of the fault cavity; identifying terminating devices associated with the at least one segment; and tagging the identified terminating devices as potentially faulty.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Secure electronic mail system
Patent No. 10348670 

Inventor(s): Esteban Astudillo (Vancouver, , CA), Matt McLean (Vancouver, , CA), Thierry LeVasseur (Vancouver, , CA)
Assignee(s): ZixCorp Systems Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16109525 on 08/22/2018 (321 days app to issue)

Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. Embodiments of the system may include various features, including but not limited to: (1) secure transfer of e-mail messages, without the need for users to replace existing e-mail clients or to change e-mail addresses; (2) tracking of all actions performed in connection with an e-mail transmission; (3) the ability for a recipient to view information about an e-mail message, optionally including information about how other addressees have responded to it, before deciding whether to retrieve the e-mail message; (4) the aggregation of entire e-mail conversations into a single threaded view; (5) the ability to include both private and public messages in a single e-mail communication; (6) sender control over downstream actions performed in connection with an e-mail message; (7) flexible control over cryptographic methods used to encrypt emails messages for storage.

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


Methods, systems, and products for address translation
Patent No. 10348677 

Inventor(s): Anand Kumar Singh (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15349002 on 11/11/2016 (970 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and products translate addresses in networks. A residential gateway translates requests for content such that the residential gateway appears as both a requestor and a destination for requested content, regardless of an actual requesting device or a desired output device.

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


Simplified binary arithmetic coding engine
Patent No. 10349070 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Vivienne Sze (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13250749 on 09/30/2011 (2839 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of entropy coding in a video encoder is provided that includes assigning a first bin to a first single-probability bin encoder based on a probability state of the first bin, wherein the first single-probability bin encoder performs binary arithmetic coding based on a first fixed probability state, assigning a second bin to a second single-probability bin encoder based on a probability state of the second bin, wherein the second single-probability bin encoder performs binary arithmetic coding based on a second fixed probability state different from the first fixed probability state, and coding the first bin in the first single-probability bin encoder and the second bin in the second single-probability bin encoder in parallel, wherein the first single-probability bin encoder uses a first rLPS table for the first fixed probability state and the second single-probability bin encoder uses a second rLPS table for the second fixed probability state.

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


Television and system and method for providing a remote control device
Patent No. 10349109 

Inventor(s): Edward H. Wolfe (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15625224 on 06/16/2017 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: A television and system and method for providing a remote control device are disclosed. In one embodiment of the television, the television includes a processor, a memory, a tuner, a panel, and an audio driver therein in an interconnected architecture. The television may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device, such as a proximate wireless-enabled interactive handheld device having a touch screen display, whereby formatted parallel audiovisual experience instructions, including virtual buttons, may be transmitted to the proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device for display on the touch screen display to create an experience parallel to the experience on the television. The television receives and processes virtual remote control functionality input instructions from the proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device to control amenities associated with the television.

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


Commercial television-interfacing dongle and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10349110 

Inventor(s): Bill Fang (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15961114 on 04/24/2018 (441 days app to issue)

Abstract: A commercial television-interfacing dongle and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a wireless transceiver is located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a television input, television output, a processor, memory, a control interface, and a universal serial bus (USB) interface. The control interface and the USB interface connect to the commercial television. The commercial television interfacing dongle may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device having a display and receive and process virtual remote control functionality input instructions from the proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device. Following receipt and processing of the virtual remote control functionality input instructions, the commercial television-interfacing dongle sends a command to the commercial television via a commercial television control protocol.

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


Intra data center optical switching
Patent No. 10349154 

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: 15695801 on 09/05/2017 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for intra data center optical switching of optical signals use an intra data center optical switch to optically transmit N optical wavelengths as an optical signal transmitting a data stream generated by a data center system included within N data center systems. The data center system may selectively receive one of N1 optical wavelengths as another optical signal corresponding to one of N1 other data center systems excluding the data center system from the intra data center optical switch. In this manner, intra data center optical switching may be performed without utilizing Ethernet and optical switches, which may result in reduced power consumption for data center communication.

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


Methods and systems for provisioning emergency numbers
Patent No. 10349257 

Inventor(s): Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16044216 on 07/24/2018 (350 days app to issue)

Abstract: There is provided a method and device for provisioning emergency number information on a user equipment. When a dialed number matches an emergency number from the provisioned emergency number information, the user equipment selects either the circuit switched domain or the packet switched domain and executes a call setup procedure for that domain.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for a dynamic connectivity update system
Patent No. 10349260 

Inventor(s): Mahesh Ramu (Dallas, TX), Yasser Khan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Vinson Elkins LLP (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15721363 on 09/29/2017 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and method for interacting with low-powered devices. The system includes a server and a gateway device that connect and communicate with low-powered devices. The system and method connects a user through a gateway device to a low-powered device by temporarily loading a profile for the low-powered device onto the gateway device. The profile of the low-powered device contains the necessary connection information to facilitate a connection. The profile of the low-powered device is only temporarily stored on the gateway device and is deleted from the memory of the gateway device after a connection is established.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Intelligent facility device
Patent No. 10349277 

Inventor(s): Luke Keiser (Frisco, TX), Scott Passe (Forney, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13931858 on 06/29/2013 (2201 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of intelligent facility devices and associated methods and systems are described. In one embodiment a method includes receiving a request for access to a network from a user interface device. The method may also include determining an authorized transceiver power level for communicating with the user interface device in response to the request. Additionally, the method may include dynamically setting a transceiver power in response to the determination. The method may also include communicating with the user interface device at the authorized transceiver power level.

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


Predictive routing for mobility
Patent No. 10349333 

Inventor(s): Padmadevi Pillay-Esnault (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): FutureWei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: FutureWei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15584957 on 05/02/2017 (798 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of utilizing a list of predictive paths by a map-server. The method includes receiving the list of predictive paths, storing the list of predictive paths in a memory, receiving, from a first network element, a request for a location of a user device, the request related to transmitting a packet to the user device, and transmitting, to the first network element, a plurality of user locations based on the list of predictive paths, the plurality of user locations identifying where a second user device will transmit the packet when the packet is received by the second user device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and mobile terminal for performing random access
Patent No. 10349348 

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: 15724287 on 10/04/2017 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: A random access procedure between a mobile terminal and a network is performed based upon the characteristics of a RACH preamble transmitted by the terminal. A first type of random access preamble is selectable by the terminal from a set of random access preambles, and a second type of random access preamble is directly allocated to the terminal by the network. The network responds with a random access response. The terminal performs a discontinuous reception (DRX) operation that allows it to monitor a downlink control channel discontinuously. The DRX operation includes an active time period during which the terminal monitors the control channel after successful reception of the random access response for the second type of random access preamble until a transmission from the network addressed to a Cell-Radio Network Temporary Identifier (C-RNTI) associated with the terminal is received.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Location determination based on access point emulation
Patent No. 10349375 

Inventor(s): David Gordon Marten (Sachse, TX), Rick McConney (Plano, TX), Steven Martin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15353516 on 11/16/2016 (965 days app to issue)

Abstract: Determining a location for a non-access point device based on non-access point device emulation of an access point (AP) device is disclosed. A non-AP device can pass itself off as an actual AP device to piggyback of location reporting by user equipment (UE). Where a UE observes an emulated AP, e.g., a non-AP device masquerading as an AP device, the observance of the emulated AP can be reported, along with UE location information captured at the time of the observance, to a network database. The UE location information can be used to determine a location of the emulated AP. The location of the emulated AP can be retrieved from the database in response to a query identifying the emulated AP. This can enable the non-AP device to query its own location as observed by the UE. This can enable other devices to receive the location of the non-AP device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Resource configuration for EPDCCH
Patent No. 10349396 

Inventor(s): Ralf Matthias Bendlin (Plano, TX), Runhua Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15707741 on 09/18/2017 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for providing both localized and distributed transmission modes for EPDCCH is disclosed, where one EPDCCH comprises of one or multiple CCEs. Localized versus distributed transmission may be defined in terms of the EPDCCH to CCE resource mapping. In a localized transmission CCEs are restricted to be contained within one PRB. In a distributed transmission a CCE spans over multiple PRBs. A UE can be configured to either receive the EPDCCH only in localized or only in distributed transmissions. A UE can also be configured to expect EPDCCH transmissions in both localized and distributed transmissions. In each PRB configured by the higher layer as an EPDCCH resource, 24 REs that may be used for any DMRS transmission are always reserved and not used for EPDCCH transmission.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Methods of UL TDM for inter-eNodeB carrier aggregation
Patent No. 10349410 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Dallas, TX), Thomas David Novlan (Dallas, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15583560 on 05/01/2017 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: One or more embodiments provide a method implemented in a user equipment (UE) used in a wireless communications system. The method includes transmitting an indication to a base station that the UE is capable of transmitting on a single uplink carrier frequency and downlink carrier aggregation. The method also includes receiving an uplink carrier frequency switching pattern from the base station. The method also includes switching uplink carrier frequencies based on the uplink carrier frequency switching pattern.

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


Integrated circuit with micro inductor and micro transformer with magnetic core
Patent No. 10349526 

Inventor(s): Asad Mahmood Haider (Plano, TX), Byron Lovell Williams (Plano, TX), Licheng M. Han (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16274772 on 02/13/2019 (146 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit with a micro inductor or with a micro transformer with a magnetic core. A process of forming an integrated circuit with a micro inductor with a magnetic core. A process of forming an integrated circuit with a micro transformer with a magnetic core.

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


Adjustable rack for electronics cabinet
Patent No. 10349553 

Inventor(s): Tri Nguyen (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15465286 on 03/21/2017 (840 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rack for an equipment cabinet includes a plurality of rack sections adapted for mounting on an equipment cabinet, each of the rack sections including a vertical panel, a lower horizontal panel extending from a lower edge of the vertical panel, and an upper horizontal panel extending from an upper edge of the vertical panel, the rail sections being vertically stacked.

[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

Grill
Patent No. D853170 

Inventor(s): Travis M. Magee (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Mitchell Law PLLC (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29647974 on 05/17/2018 (418 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Interlocking container
Patent No. D853234 

Inventor(s): Jan Aziz (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29639085 on 03/03/2018 (493 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Planter
Patent No. D853273 

Inventor(s): Crawford Shaw, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): In The Black Revocable Trust (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29636459 on 02/08/2018 (516 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Planter
Patent No. D853274 

Inventor(s): Crawford Shaw, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): In The Black Revocable Trust (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29636461 on 02/08/2018 (516 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Multifaceted radio base station
Patent No. D853347 

Inventor(s): Farooq Khan (Allen, TX), Jignesh Patel (Allen, TX), Paul Gilliland (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Phazr, Inc. (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29607341 on 06/12/2017 (757 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
Patent No. D853431 

Inventor(s): Judith Summersgill (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): API Healthcare Corporation (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight and Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29658778 on 08/02/2018 (341 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
Patent No. D853433 

Inventor(s): Charanya Sivakumar (Richardson, TX), Jible Mathew (Richardson, TX), Vaijayanthi Iyengar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Harman International Industries, Incorporated (Northridge, CA)
Law Firm: Plumsea Law Group, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29591098 on 01/17/2017 (903 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Lighting module heatsink
Patent No. D853625 

Inventor(s): Ashish Antony (Anna, TX), Jordon Musser (Dallas, TX), Kevin Emr (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): FLEX LTD (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: Weber Rosselli Cannon LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29664263 on 09/24/2018 (288 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Lighting module locking endcap
Patent No. D853627 

Inventor(s): Ashish Antony (Anna, TX), Jordon Musser (Dallas, TX), Kevin Emr (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): FLEX LTD (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: Weber Rosselli Cannon LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29664252 on 09/24/2018 (288 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Lighting module locking mechanism
Patent No. D853628 

Inventor(s): Ashish Antony (Anna, TX), Grant Wuensch (Carrollton, TX), Jordon Musser (Dallas, TX), Kevin Emr (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): FLEX LTD. (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: Weber Rosselli Cannon LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29664258 on 09/24/2018 (288 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Lighting module locking mechanism
Patent No. D853629 

Inventor(s): Ashish Antony (Anna, TX), Jordon Musser (Dallas, TX), Kevin Emr (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): FLEX LTD (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: Weber Rosselli Cannon LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29664265 on 09/24/2018 (288 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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