Dallas Invents: 129 Patents Granted for Week of March 2

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Accenture's development project blueprint and package generation
• Amazon's automated gates to secure mobile carrier unit payloads
• Capital One's machine-learning AI system for identifying vehicles
• Corrino Holding's collaborative storytelling in a virtual space
• Elbo's system for remote game access
• Fevertags' livestock health monitoring system
• Ford Global's delivery locker and assemblies
• Hari Mari's footwear with enhanced toe post
• National Presort's high-speed print-and-apply label applicator
• TI's authentication of networked devices with low computational capacity

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of March 2, 2021 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

129 patents granted    
Ranked No. 11 
in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 16
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 19
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 1
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 5
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 8
G: PHYSICS 36
H: ELECTRICITY 40

DESIGN: 4


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 19
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 6
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 5
Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC) 4
Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ) 4
Bell Helicopter Textron (Fort Worth) 3
CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC) 3
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY) 3
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR) 3

UNASSIGNED 9


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Douglas A. Moore (Fairview) 3
Dianbo Fu (Frisco) 2
Duc Quang Bui (Grand Prairie) 2
Lee D. Whetsel (Parker) 2


Don’t miss Dallas Invents: Sign up for the Dallas Innovates e-newsletter. Patent information is provided by Joe Chiarella, founder of patent analytics company Patent Index and publisher of The Inventiveness IndexFor additional details on the patents granted below, search the USPTO Patent Full-Text and Image Database


UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Feed container with internal retention member
Patent No. 10932442 

Inventor(s): Victor ”Beaude” A. Sahm, III (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Southwest Agri-Plastics, Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14204351 on 03/11/2014 (2548 days app to issue)

Abstract: A feed container for storing hardened livestock feed is disclosed. The feed container has a storage area defined by a bottom wall and a sidewall for retaining animal feed within the storage area when the feed is in a solid phase and the feed container is in a non-upward resting position or is on its sidewall. Also disclosed is a method for utilizing a feed container, having said storage area for retaining animal feed within the storage area when the feed is in a solid phase and the feed container is in a non-upward resting position or is on its sidewall.

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


Animal toy
Patent No. 10932447 

Inventor(s): Nicholas Baker (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15798755 on 10/31/2017 (1218 days app to issue)

Abstract: An animal toy includes a generally spherical center portion having an opening, a slidable door configured to close the opening, and a plurality of flexible legs. The slidable door is configured to frictionally fit within open such that the door is capable of being in an open position, a closed position and a partially opened position. Each of the plurality legs includes an arcuate portion so as to at least partially surround the generally spherical center portion.

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


Pet chew and treat made of extruded material
Patent No. 10932448 

Inventor(s): Frank Jay Hague (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Decker Jones, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15845521 on 12/18/2017 (1170 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pet chew has an elongated tube having a wall extending between two ends. The tube has a length between the ends. The wall forms an interior cavity that extends along the length of the tube. The wall is made of extruded material of animal meat, animal skin and plant material such as starch and grain. The interior cavity is hollow. In one embodiment, each end of the tube is tied into a knot, with the tube forming a central shank extending between the knots. In another embodiment, a wrap is located around the exterior of the tube. The wrap has a different appearance than the tube. In still another embodiment, plural tubes are provided, which tubes are braided about each other.

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


Microbial consortia
Patent No. 10932470 

Inventor(s): Brent Johnson (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): AMVAC Chemical Corporation (Newport Beach, CA)
Law Firm: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15553502 on 02/26/2016 (1831 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are microbial consortia and compositions including microbes for use in agricultural or biodegradation applications. In some embodiments, soil, plants, and/or plant parts (such as seeds, seedlings, shoots, roots, leaves, fruit, stems, or branches) are contacted with a disclosed microbial consortia or composition including microbes. The microbial consortia or microbe-containing compositions may be applied to soil, plant, and/or plant parts alone or in combination with additional components (such as chitin, chitosan, glucosamine, amino acids, and/or liquid fertilizer). In additional embodiments, the disclosed microbial consortia or compositions including microbes are used in methods of degrading biological materials, such as chitin-containing biological materials.

[A01N] PRESERVATION OF BODIES OF HUMANS OR ANIMALS OR PLANTS OR PARTS THEREOF (preservation of food or foodstuff A23); BIOCIDES, e.g. AS DISINFECTANTS, AS PESTICIDES OR AS HERBICIDES (preparations for medical, dental or toilet purposes which kill or prevent the growth or proliferation of unwanted organisms A61K); PEST REPELLANTS OR ATTRACTANTS; PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS (mixtures of pesticides with fertilisers C05G)


Footwear with enhanced toe post
Patent No. 10932525 

Inventor(s): Jeremy Carl Stewart (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): HARI MARI, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Northstar Law Group (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16129357 on 09/12/2018 (902 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to the various embodiments of the present disclosure, footwear with an enhanced toe post is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the footwear may comprise a sole portion to support and protect a wearer”s foot, a strap portion attached to the sole to bind the footwear to a wearer”s foot, and at least one toe post passing between a wearer”s toes constructed at least partially of memory foam or other cushioning materials.

[A43B] CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR


Telescoping countertop support bracket assembly
Patent No. 10932559 

Inventor(s): Ian A. Hill (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Oz-Post International, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16255703 on 01/23/2019 (769 days app to issue)

Abstract: A telescoping countertop support bracket assembly includes a channel member that defines a plurality of through holes through a lateral wall of the channel member. Each of the through holes is configured to receive a fastener; the channel member defines a support bar receiving portion and an accessory bar receiving portion. A support bar is received by the channel member, and it is telescopically adjustable within the channel member. A countertop contact surface is supported by the support bar, and the fasteners secure the support bar within the channel member at an adjustable support length.

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


Locker seat assembly
Patent No. 10932567 

Inventor(s): Sam Allen (Maypearl, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16798692 on 02/24/2020 (372 days app to issue)

Abstract: A locker includes a pair of spaced-apart upstanding sidewalls having a pair of front edges. A generally horizontal seat extends between and at least partially forward of the front edges of the sidewalls. A lower seatback is positioned between the sidewalls and extends above the horizontal seat, the lower seatback is movable between an open position and a closed position using first lateral and vertical guides. An upper seatback is positioned between the sidewalls and extends above the horizontal seat and the lower seatback, the upper seatback is movable between an open position and a closed position using second lateral and vertical guides. Lateral guides include frame guides, structurally reinforced drawer slides, hinges, or runners. Vertical guides include frame guides, runners, or vertical lift mount assemblies. The seatback assembly at least partially covers a ventilated storage compartment.

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


Livestock health monitoring system and method of use
Patent No. 10932671 

Inventor(s): John M. Greer (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): FEVERTAGS, LLC (Amarillo, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16544685 on 08/19/2019 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: An animal wellness notification system includes an attachment body configured to securely engage with an ear of the animal; an elongated temperature probe secured to the attachment body and configured to extend within the ear of the animal; a housing secured to the attachment body; a power module electrically connect to and configured to provide power to (or recharge) at least one other element of the animal wellness notification system; a computer disposed within the housing and operably associated with the temperature probe; and a notification device in data communication with the computer, the notification device being configured to provide notice if a temperature of the animal goes beyond a determined threshold.

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


Global osteoarthritis knee brace
Patent No. 10932939 

Inventor(s): John Hely (Roanoke, TX)
Assignee(s): Weber Orthopedic, L.P. (Santa Paula, CA)
Law Firm: One LLP (Local + 147 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16278634 on 02/18/2019 (743 days app to issue)

Abstract: A global osteoarthritis knee brace or orthopedic support includes a flexible, elastic sleeve having a tubular shape with a patella opening at an anterior surface with slits on either side of the opening. The brace includes a first pair of rigid longitudinal stiffeners pivoted therebetween at a hinge that is disposed at the lateral or medial side of the sleeve. The brace further includes an adjustable patella support having elongated strips at the ends thereof, wherein the patella support is positioned in the interior of the sleeve proximate with the patella opening, where the elongated strips pass from the interior of the sleeve through the slits to the exterior of the sleeve, and extend upward to be anchored to the sleeve. The wearer pulling on the elongated strips adjusts the patella support to lift the patella.

[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 configuring a wheelchair
Patent No. 10932965 

Inventor(s): Douglas A. Moore (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15885181 on 01/31/2018 (1126 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for configuring a wheelchair are provided. One embodiment of a method includes receiving a passenger-specific setting for the wheelchair, determining that a chair component of the wheelchair is removably coupled to a power base component, and in response to determining that the chair component and the power base component are coupled, communicating the passenger-specific setting to the chair component. In some embodiments, in response to receiving the passenger-specific setting, implementing the passenger-specific setting, where implementing the passenger-specific setting includes altering a physical property of the wheelchair.

[A61G] TRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS (appliances for aiding patients or disabled persons to walk A61H 3/00); OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES (embalming corpses A01N 1/00)


Systems and methods for monitoring and controlling bed functions
Patent No. 10932970 

Inventor(s): Derek del Carpio (Corinth, TX), Jeffrey C. Lightcap (Charleston, SC), Steven Gail Johnson (Highland Village, TX)
Assignee(s): CareView Communications, Inc. (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Meister Seelig Fein LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16542409 on 08/16/2019 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for patient monitoring, the system comprising a surveillance camera configured to generate a plurality of frames showing an area in which a patient in a bed is being monitored, and a computer system comprising memory and logic circuitry configured to determine bed rails positions of the bed, identify a position of the patient, and generate signals that control the bed rails of a bed based on the bed rails positions and the position of the patient.

[A61G] TRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS (appliances for aiding patients or disabled persons to walk A61H 3/00); OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES (embalming corpses A01N 1/00)


Intravascular devices, systems, and methods to address eye disorders
Patent No. 10933226 

Inventor(s): Michael Calhoun (Lighthouse Point, FL), Stephen Michael (Maple Grove, MN), Zachary Tegels (Minneapolis, MN)
Assignee(s): J.D. Franco Co., LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16698638 on 11/27/2019 (461 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method may include accessing an artery in communication with an ophthalmic artery of a subject, and advancing a microcatheter along the accessed artery so as to align a distal end of the microcatheter with an ostium of the ophthalmic artery, wherein the microcatheter includes a lumen having a guidewire positioned therein. In addition, the method includes proximally withdrawing the guidewire relative to the microcatheter so as to enable a distal portion of the microcatheter to assume a curved relaxed configuration, and cannulating the ostium with the distal portion of the microcatheter when the distal portion is in the curved relaxed 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]


Lead insertion tool
Patent No. 10933231 

Inventor(s): Aaron Raines (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16147146 on 09/28/2018 (886 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a lead insertion tool for inserting a lead connector end of an implantable lead into a lead receptacle of a header of an implantable pulse generator, the implantable lead including a lead body extending distally from the lead connector end. The tool includes a lead pathway and an engagement mechanism. The lead pathway extends through the tool and is configured to receive the implantable lead. The engagement mechanism includes an engaged state and a self-biasing non-engaged state. When the engagement mechanism is self-biased into the non-engaged state, the implantable lead is free to displace along the lead pathway. When the engagement mechanism is forced into the engaged state, the lead cannot displace along the lead pathway.

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


Golf club head or other ball striking device having reinforced sole
Patent No. 10933289 

Inventor(s): William C. Knight (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16669381 on 10/30/2019 (489 days app to issue)

Abstract: A head for a ball striking device includes a bracing member connected to an upper sole surface located on the sole of the body opposite the bottom sole surface. The bracing member includes a first end connected to a first point on the upper sole surface, a second end connected to a second point on the upper sole surface spaced from the first point, and a bridge portion extending between the first and second ends. The bridge portion extends upward from the upper sole surface and is spaced from the upper sole surface. The bridge portion may be formed by one or more trusses, and may define a generally triangular shape in one embodiment. The first and second ends may be connected to the upper sole surface using a variety of techniques, e.g., welding or other integral joining technique, integral forming, adhesive or other bonding material, or other technique.

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


System for remote game access
Patent No. 10933314 

Inventor(s): Oswald Anthony Becca (Round Rock, TX), Peter Anthony Walker (Cedar Park, TX)
Assignee(s): ELBO INC. (Grapevine, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16174674 on 10/30/2018 (854 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for allowing a user to remotely access a game includes: a game console; a remote console client configured to receive a game control signal; and a remote console server. The remote console server includes an audio and video encoder configured to receive an audio output and a video output from the game console and to convert the audio output and the video output to a network packet. The remote console server also includes: a game controller emulation unit and a network interface configured to send and receive the network packet. The game controller emulation unit is configured to receive a game controller signal from the game console and to send the game controller signal to the remote console client and to receive a game controller input from the remote console client and send the game controller input to the game console.

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


Toy formed of tools
Patent No. 10933341 

Inventor(s): Don M. Billeter (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15370853 on 12/06/2016 (1547 days app to issue)

Abstract: An educational toy that is formed of parts that function as tools. For example, a toy car axle can be a screwdriver.

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


 

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

Automated gates to secure mobile carrier unit payloads
Patent No. 10933445 

Inventor(s): Justin Stone (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Amazon Technologies, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16582353 on 09/25/2019 (524 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for automated gates to secure mobile carrier unit payloads. In one embodiment, an example system for a mobile carrier unit of a sortation system may include an automated gate configured to block an open end of the mobile carrier unit in a first position, and to unblock the open end of the mobile carrier unit in a second position, and a controller configured to control operation of the gate. The controller may be configured to determine that the conveyor belt is activated, cause the automated gate to move to the second position, determine that the item is off the conveyor belt, and cause the automated gate to move to the first position.

[B07C] POSTAL SORTING; SORTING INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, OR BULK MATERIAL FIT TO BE SORTED PIECE-MEAL, e.g. BY PICKING (specially adapted for a specific purpose covered by another class, see the relevant place, e.g. A43D 33/06, B23Q 7/12)


Farm irrigation wheel
Patent No. 10933687 

Inventor(s): Robert S. Patrick (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Cionca IP Law P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15979429 on 05/14/2018 (1023 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wheel having a plurality of lugs mounted in side-by-side positions forms a circular ring where each of the lugs has laterally extending legs forming a V-shape aligned with a rotational axis of the wheel. The lugs may have an outfacing rib aligned with the rotational axis and a further outfacing rib orthogonal to the rotational axis. A circular tensioning cord or strip may join the plurality of lugs. The lugs may be mutually offset around the circular ring in a sinusoidal pattern.

[B60B] VEHICLE WHEELS (making wheels or wheel parts by rolling B21H 1/00, by forging, hammering or pressing B21K 1/28); CASTORS; AXLES FOR WHEELS OR CASTORS; INCREASING WHEEL ADHESION


Omni-wheel brake devices and methods for braking an omni-wheel
Patent No. 10933689 

Inventor(s): Douglas A. Moore (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16682434 on 11/13/2019 (475 days app to issue)

Abstract: An omni-wheel including a hub, a plurality of rollers, and a braking system. The plurality of rollers are circumferentially arranged about the hub and arranged radially outward from the hub, where each roller of the plurality of rollers is secured to the hub by a roller mount. The braking system includes a first braking lever, having a first braking surface, pivotally secured to the roller mount, a second braking lever, having a second braking surface, pivotally secured to the roller mount, opposite the first braking lever, and an actuator arranged to rotate the first braking lever in a first rotational direction and the second braking lever in a second rotational direction. The first braking surface and the second braking surface contact at least one roller of the plurality of rollers when the first braking lever and the second braking lever are rotated by the actuator.

[B60B] VEHICLE WHEELS (making wheels or wheel parts by rolling B21H 1/00, by forging, hammering or pressing B21K 1/28); CASTORS; AXLES FOR WHEELS OR CASTORS; INCREASING WHEEL ADHESION


Apparatuses for reducing light glare and related methods
Patent No. 10933723 

Inventor(s): James Hosler (Arlington, TX), Paige Hosler (Culver City, CA), Robert Bell (Culver City, CA)
Assignee(s): HELIO TECH LLC (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Stoel Rives LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16444991 on 06/18/2019 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are light glare reducing apparatuses and related methods. A light glare reducing apparatus includes a first polarized body, a second polarized body, and a movable coupling that attaches the second polarized body to the first polarized body with the second polarized body at least partially overlapping the first polarized body. The first polarized body includes a first polarized material that is optically polarized in a first direction relative to the first polarized body. The second polarized body includes a second polarized material that is optically polarized in a second direction relative to the second polarized body. The movable coupling is configured to enable the second polarized body to move relative to the first polarized body to change an angle of the second direction relative to the first direction.

[B60J] WINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES (fastening, suspending, closing, or opening of such devices E05)


Systems and methods for directly delivering high voltage to appliances in a vehicle
Patent No. 10933749 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey David Gaither (Brighton, MI), Justin J. Chow (Los Angeles, CA), Robert C. MacArthur (Ypsilanti, 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: 16356521 on 03/18/2019 (715 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to controlling power delivery to a consumer appliance in a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a connection signal from the consumer appliance indicating presence of the consumer appliance. The method also includes directly providing electrical power from a propulsion device providing DC voltage to the consumer appliance without substantially lowering a voltage level of the propulsion device.

[B60L] PROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES (arrangements or mounting of electrical propulsion units or of plural diverse prime-movers for mutual or common propulsion in vehicles B60K 1/00, B60K 6/20; arrangements or mounting of electrical gearing in vehicles B60K 17/12, B60K 17/14; preventing wheel slip by reducing power in rail vehicles B61C 15/08; dynamo-electric machines H02K; control or regulation of electric motors H02P); SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER FOR AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES (electric coupling devices combined with mechanical couplings of vehicles B60D 1/64; electric heating for vehicles B60H 1/00); ELECTRODYNAMIC BRAKE SYSTEMS FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL (control or regulation of electric motors H02P); MAGNETIC SUSPENSION OR LEVITATION FOR VEHICLES; MONITORING OPERATING VARIABLES OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRIC SAFETY DEVICES FOR ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES [4]


Delivery locker and assemblies
Patent No. 10933793 

Inventor(s): Juliette Seive (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Ford Global Technologies, LLC (Dearborn, MI)
Law Firm: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16167342 on 10/22/2018 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: A locker configured to store a package is disclosed. The locker includes a storage compartment, a door to the storage compartment, and a securing component attached to the storage compartment. The securing component actuates between a secured position and an unsecured position.

[B60P] VEHICLES ADAPTED FOR LOAD TRANSPORTATION OR TO TRANSPORT, TO CARRY, OR TO COMPRISE SPECIAL LOADS OR OBJECTS (vehicles with special provisions for transporting patients or disabled persons, or their personal conveyances A61G 3/00)


Automotive bumper with storage and method of use
Patent No. 10933826 

Inventor(s): Darrel Hood (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15898452 on 02/17/2018 (1109 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automotive bumper includes an elongated body to extend across an end of a vehicle, the elongated body has walls forming a first compartment; a lid attached to the elongated body to enclose the first compartment; an attachment device secured to one of the walls to attach the elongated body to a vehicle; a lock to secure the lid in a closed position against the elongated body; and an actuator connected to the lock and electrically coupled to an electronic device; the electronic device unlocks the lock.

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


System and method for providing lane curvature estimates
Patent No. 10933880 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Smalley (Canton, MI), Matthew W. Dreisbach (Kentwood, MI), Miles J. Johnson (Ann Arbor, MI), Vladimeros Vladimerou (Whitmore Lake, 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: 16250283 on 01/17/2019 (775 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, example systems and methods relate to a manner of providing lane curvature estimations. As vehicles travel, lane curvature estimates for lane segments as provided by the vehicle lane curvature estimation systems are collected. The estimated lane curvatures and the actual paths of the vehicles as they traveled in the lane segments are used as training data for a model that can both determine if a lane curvature estimate for a lane segment is likely incorrect and provide a correct lane curvature estimate. When a vehicle later travels such a lane segment, the model can be used to provide the vehicle with a correct lane curvature estimate. The correct estimate can be used by the vehicle in place of an estimate generated by the existing lane curvature estimation system of the vehicle.

[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]


Puck attachment mechanism for flexible aircraft configuration
Patent No. 10933969 

Inventor(s): Carl A. May (Mansfield, TX), Michael Stephen Deslatte (Saginaw, TX), Richard Theodore Perryman (Fort Worth, TX), Ross D. Cosby (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15405246 on 01/12/2017 (1510 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise an attachment device configured to be embedded in a structure, wherein the attachment device comprises: a body comprising a first flange and a second flange, wherein the body is configured such that the first flange and the second flange are coupled together internally within the body when the attachment device is embedded in the structure; an attachment fitting for coupling a component to the structure in which the attachment device is embedded.

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


Morphable body with shape memory material members
Patent No. 10933974 

Inventor(s): Deborah Bumgardner (Garden City, MI), Eric Smith (Northville, MI), Ryohei Tsuruta (Ann Arbor, MI), Taewoo Nam (Ann Arbor, MI), Umesh N. Gandhi (Farmington Hills, 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: 16396872 on 04/29/2019 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: A body can be configured to be selectively morphable. The body can be at least partially hollow. The body can include a surface. A shape memory material member, such as a shape memory alloy wire, can extend along the surface. The shape memory material member can include a first region, a second region, and a central region located between the first region and the second region. The first and second regions of the shape memory material member can be constrained on the surface, such as by stitches. The central region of the shape memory material member can be unconstrained on the surface. When activated, the shape memory material member can contact, causing the body to bend in the central region due being constrained in the first and second regions. Thus, the body can be morphed into an activated configuration.

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


Peak power use with pilot monitoring
Patent No. 10933980 

Inventor(s): Aaron Alexander Acee (Flower Mound, TX), Albert G. Brand (North Richland Hills, TX), Edward Lambert (Lorraine, , CA), Eric Albert Sinusas (Southlake, TX), Yann Lavallee (St-Hippolyte, , CA)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16054027 on 08/03/2018 (942 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft having an electric motor coupled to a rotor and an instrument electronically connected to the electric motor and configured to communicate a time available value before a motor condition reaches a motor condition limit.

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


Hub mounted vibration reduction system for coaxial rotor systems
Patent No. 10933984 

Inventor(s): Eric Gonzalez (Fort Worth, TX), Frank Bradley Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Michael R. Smith (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16035358 on 07/13/2018 (963 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods include providing a coaxial helicopter with a main rotor system having an upper rotor system, a coaxial counter-rotating lower rotor system, and a rotor mast assembly having an upper rotor mast and a coaxial counter-rotating lower rotor mast. The upper rotor system and an associated upper vibration reduction system are coupled to the upper rotor mast. The upper vibration reduction system provides in-plane vibration control and reduction to the upper rotor system. The lower rotor system and an associated lower vibration reduction system are coupled to the lower rotor mast. The lower vibration reduction system provides in-plane vibration control and reduction to the lower rotor system. A third vibration reduction system is coupled to the rotor mast assembly and cooperates with the upper and lower vibration reduction systems to provide total in-plane vibration control and reduction to the main rotor system.

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


Rolling gimbal lock systems for rotorcraft
Patent No. 10933985 

Inventor(s): Andrew Ryan Maresh (Lewisville, TX), Chyau-Song Tzeng (Arlington, TX), Troy Cyril Schank (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16051334 on 07/31/2018 (945 days app to issue)

Abstract: A propulsion assembly for a rotorcraft includes a mast and a proprotor hub assembly coupled to the mast and having a gimballing degree of freedom relative to the mast. The propulsion assembly includes a gimbal lock assembly positioned about the mast and including a plurality of radially outwardly extending and circumferentially distributed rollers. The gimbal lock assembly is movable between a disengaged position and an engaged position relative to the proprotor hub assembly. In the disengaged position, the gimbal lock assembly enables the gimballing degree of freedom. In the engaged position, the rollers of the gimbal lock assembly contact the proprotor hub assembly to disable the gimballing degree.

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


Blade fold method and apparatus for a tilt rotor hub
Patent No. 10933986 

Inventor(s): Jared Mark Paulson (Fort Worth, TX), Ken Shundo (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16016280 on 06/22/2018 (984 days app to issue)

Abstract: A folding rotor blade assembly includes a blade fold support and a blade-fold actuator system coupled to the blade fold support. The blade-fold actuator system includes a motor, a tab configured to selectively prevent rotation of a blade tang of a rotor blade, and a cam connected to the blade fold support and coupled to the motor, the cam configured to move the tab between a locked position that prevents rotation of the blade tang and an unlocked position that permits rotation of the blade tang.

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


Modal tailboom flight control systems for compound helicopters
Patent No. 10933990 

Inventor(s): Steven Ray Ivans (Ponder, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16247817 on 01/15/2019 (777 days app to issue)

Abstract: A modal tailboom flight control system for a compound helicopter is operable in a plurality of modes including a forward thrust mode and an anti-torque mode. The modal tailboom flight control system includes a tailboom, a drivetrain extending through the tailboom, an anti-torque system coupled to the drivetrain and rotatable to generate anti-torque thrust for the compound helicopter in the anti-torque mode and a pusher propeller coupled to the drivetrain and rotatable to generate forward thrust for the compound helicopter in the forward thrust mode. The pusher propeller is positioned forward of the anti-torque system.

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


Blade fold system using flap hinge
Patent No. 10933992 

Inventor(s): Bryan Kenneth Baskin (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15336195 on 10/27/2016 (1587 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotor system of a tail-sitter aerial vehicle configured to rotate about an axis of rotation is provided including a rotor hub which rotates about the axis of rotation and at least one rotor blade operably coupled to the rotor hub. The at least one rotor blade is configured to rotate about a folding axis between an extended position where the at least one rotor blade is substantially within a plane perpendicular to the axis of rotation and a stowed position where the rotor blade is arranged out of the plane of at an angle less than ninety degrees to the axis of rotation.

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


High-speed print-and-apply label applicator
Patent No. 10934047 

Inventor(s): Brent Daboub (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): National Presort, L.P. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16836536 on 03/31/2020 (336 days app to issue)

Abstract: A high-speed print-and-apply label applicator includes a conveyor system, a control and monitoring system, a label web feeding assembly, a label printer and encoder system, and a tamp pad assembly driven by a linear motor having a shaft that is formed at least partially by a composite material. The tamp pad assembly includes a tamp pad having an upturned label ramp at the trailing edge of the tamp pad, an upturned anti-catch ramp at the leading edge of the tamp pad, and a flexible applicator. The flexible applicator may be secured to the leading edge of the tamp pad and extends at least partially over the generally horizontal surface.

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


Extended hem fold drawstring bag
Patent No. 10934058 

Inventor(s): Brad A. Cobler (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Poly-America, L.P. (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14883680 on 10/15/2015 (1965 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is directed to a thermoplastic bag comprised of a front panel and a back panel. The front panel and back panel are generally joined along a first side edge, a second side edge, and a bottom edge of the respective front panel and back panel. The front panel has a distal edge with the distal edge folded over the front panel to provide a hem and an overlap area immediately below the first hem. The overlap area comprises at least two layers of polymeric film which are sealed together.

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


Carrier bellows guards
Patent No. 10934096 

Inventor(s): Jonathan M. Spedden (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Amazon Technologies, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Hogan Lovells US LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16448861 on 06/21/2019 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bellows guard blocks movement of an item from a surface location of a flat sorter toward an adjacent bellows. The bellows guard may be mounted on a frame of the flat sorter proximate a carrier that receives the item. The bellows guard includes a vertical extension that is higher than the surface location to block movement of the item toward the bellows. The bellows guard may include a base for mounting the bellows guard to the frame and the base may be confined to the frame to enable pivoting moving of the carrier.

[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)


 

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

System and method for treating water systems with high voltage discharge and ozone
Patent No. 10934182 

Inventor(s): Adrian J. Denvir (Richardson, TX), David F. Vela (Irving, TX), Matt C. Holloway (Ft. Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): NCH Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Ross Barnes LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15713199 on 09/22/2017 (1257 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for treating flowing water systems with a plasma discharge to remove or control growth of microbiological species. The system and method protect other components of the water system from being damaged by excess energy from the electrohydraulic treatment. The system and method also recycle ozone gas generated by a high voltage generator that powers the plasma discharge to further treat the water. A gas infusion system upstream of or inside a plasma reaction chamber may be used to create fine bubbles of ozone, air, or other gases in the water being treated to aid in plasma generation.

[C02F] TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE (processes for making harmful chemical substances harmless, or less harmful, by effecting a chemical change in the substances A62D 3/00; separation, settling tanks or filter devices B01D; special arrangements on waterborne vessels of installations for treating water, waste water or sewage, e.g. for producing fresh water, B63J; adding materials to water to prevent corrosion C23F; treating radioactively-contaminated liquids G21F 9/04) [3]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Toilet valve
Patent No. 10934698 

Inventor(s): Larry Schneider (Wadsworth, IL), Michael J. Schuster (Shorewood, IL)
Assignee(s): Danco, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16686328 on 11/18/2019 (470 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to various embodiments, a toilet system includes a toilet fill valve and a bowl fill valve that is configured to attach directly to the toilet fill valve. The toilet fill valve can include a body having an extended portion that forms a bowl fill outlet port, a water inlet configured to couple to a water source, and a tank water outlet configured to output water to a toilet tank. The bowl fill valve can include a bowl fill valve inlet port that is configured to mate directly to the bowl fill outlet port of the body of the toilet fill valve, a bowl fill valve outlet port, a protrusion configured to insert into a recess of the toilet fill valve and retain the bowl fill valve to the toilet fill valve, a slot that is configured to receive an extension of the toilet fill valve, and a water flow adjustment handle.

[E03D] WATER-CLOSETS OR URINALS WITH FLUSHING DEVICES; FLUSHING VALVES THEREFOR


Downhole wet connection systems
Patent No. 10934785 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Richard Decena Ornelaz (Frisco, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX), Thomas Jules Frosell (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16331448 on 06/05/2017 (1366 days app to issue)

Abstract: Downhole wet connection systems, and methods and apparatuses to provide an electrical connection between two downhole strings. In one embodiment, a wet connection system having a first electrode coupled to a load and deployed in a wellbore. The wet connection system also includes a second electrode deployed along a string deployed in the wellbore and proximate to the first electrode. Further, the first electrode and the second electrode form a wet connection to transmit alternating current from the second electrode to the first electrode.

[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]


Hydrostatically activated ball-release tool
Patent No. 10934809 

Inventor(s): Patrick Becker (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Becker Oil Tools LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: D. Tiller Law PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16432954 on 06/06/2019 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tool for deploying plug balls or frac balls in a borehole utilizing the hydrostatic pressure of fluid in the borehole is disclosed. The tool includes two connected cylinders, the first cylinder with a larger cross-sectional area than the second cylinder. The tool includes two connected pistons, the first piston disposed in sealing engagement within the first cylinder, the second piston disposed in sealing engagement within the second cylinder. The tool includes a ball-holding tube connected to the second cylinder. Application of force to the first piston by exposing the first cylinder to the hydrostatic head of the borehole fluid causes the second piston to move which in turn applies force to the balls in the ball-holding tube which deploys the balls into the borehole by ejecting them from the tube.

[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]


One-trip multilateral tool
Patent No. 10934810 

Inventor(s): William Wallace Dancer (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15760601 on 11/17/2015 (1932 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multilateral tool and methods and systems related thereto, the multilateral tool conveyable into a parent wellbore and a lateral wellbore and having a plurality of components operatively coupled together such that movement of a component correspondingly moves the adjacent component. The plurality of components comprise a whipstock having a latch anchor, a drill bit, a measurement while drilling (MWD) tool, a motor, at least one well screen, and a multilateral junction having a primary leg and a lateral leg.

[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]


Signal transfer system for activating downhole tools and related methods
Patent No. 10934815 

Inventor(s): Rockford A. Linville (Springtown, TX)
Assignee(s): OWEN OIL TOOLS LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Mossman, Kumar Tyler PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16153175 on 10/05/2018 (879 days app to issue)

Abstract: A signal transfer assembly includes a signal transfer propellant assembly and a signal transfer connector tube in hydraulic communication with a signal transfer firing head. The signal transfer propellant assembly has a piston and a gas generating energetic material. The signal transfer connector tube has a bore and a first opening allowing fluid communication between a borehole fluid surrounding the connector tube and the bore. The piston generates a pressure pulse when propelled through the bore by the generated gas. The signal transfer firing head assembly includes a housing having a second opening allowing fluid communication between the housing bore and the borehole fluid. A related method includes forming a well tool by operatively connecting a signal transfer assembly as described above to a primary downhole tool and a secondary downhole tool; conveying the well tool into a wellbore using a work string; and activating the secondary downhole tool by initiating the primary downhole tool.

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


 

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

 

Cam phaser and operating method
Patent No. 10934898 

Inventor(s): John Snyder (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): ECO Holding 1 GmbH (Marktheidenfeld, , DE)
Law Firm: Von Rohrscheidt Patents (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16858642 on 04/26/2020 (310 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cam phaser for an internal combustion engine, the cam phaser including a stator including vane cells; a rotor configured rotatable relative to the stator and including vanes arranged in the vane cells of the stator, wherein the vanes respectively divide the vane cells into advance chambers and retard chambers; a control valve configured to move the rotor at least between an advance position and a retard position, wherein the control valve includes a hollow piston that is axially movable within a piston channel, a pressure medium connection, a tank connection and at least four operating connections including at least one advance connection and at least one retard connection, wherein each of the vane cells includes an advance chamber that is connected to the control valve through the at least one advance connection and a retard chamber connected to the control valve through the at least one retard connection.

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


Mechanism for assembling split seal rings
Patent No. 10935140 

Inventor(s): Glenn Robert Owens, Jr. (Kalamazoo, MI), Michael Anthony Kraus (McHenry, IL), Rodney Wayne Rynearson (Kalamazoo, MI)
Assignee(s): Flowserve Management Company (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Maine Cernota Rardin (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16474607 on 01/10/2018 (1147 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved rotor or stator split ring seal assembly includes a flexible ring-advancing mechanism that advances at least one of the split ring halves radially inward, so that during assembly the split ring halves meet before adjacent elastomeric members, thereby preventing the elastomeric members from expanding between the seal ring halves and interfering with their alignment. The ring-advancing mechanism is flexed as the seal is assembled, thereby allowing the ring halves to be seated in the housing. The ring-advancing mechanism can be removable after assembly or internal to the seal. In various embodiments, the ring-advancing mechanism is a flexible bracket, a coil spring, or a vertical or horizontal leaf spring. Separate, identical ring-advancing mechanisms can be included with each of the housing halves so as to advance the split ring halves symmetrically.

[F16J] PISTONS; CYLINDERS; PRESSURE VESSELS IN GENERAL; SEALINGS


Apparatus and method for unitizing split ring halves with holder halves of a clamshell split ring mechanical seal face assembly
Patent No. 10935141 

Inventor(s): Glenn Robert Owens, Jr. (Kalamazoo, MI), Jason Crawford Ferris (Plainwell, MI), Mark David Volz (Scotts, MI), Rodney Wayne Rynearson (Kalamazoo, MI), Ryan John Kremer (Kalamazoo, MI)
Assignee(s): Flowserve Management Company (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Maine Cernota Rardin (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16274313 on 02/13/2019 (748 days app to issue)

Abstract: A clamshell half of a split ring mechanical seal face assembly comprises a split seal ring half having circumferential and proximal surfaces that are seated against corresponding radial and axial support surfaces of a holder half. At least one extending member extends from a hole in the proximal surface to an arcuate slot in the axial support surface, or vice-versa, and thereby radially constrains the split seal ring half to remain unitized with the holder half during clamshell assembly, while permitting rotation of the split seal ring half about a shaft axis over a limited range, which in embodiments is between 2 degrees and 20 degrees. Embodiments further include a secondary seal between the holder half and split seal ring half that frictionally resists displacement of the split seal ring half.

[F16J] PISTONS; CYLINDERS; PRESSURE VESSELS IN GENERAL; SEALINGS


Hybrid tandem compressor system and method of use
Patent No. 10935274 

Inventor(s): Ajay Iyengar (Plano, TX), Eric Berg (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16587273 on 09/30/2019 (519 days app to issue)

Abstract: A compressor system includes a variable-speed compressor and a fixed-speed compressor. A control unit is operatively coupled to the variable-speed compressor and is operatively coupled to the fixed-speed compressor. A sensor is operatively coupled to the control unit and disposed in an enclosed space. The sensor measures at least one of a temperature and a relative humidity of the enclosed space and determines an HVAC load of the enclosed space. Responsive to a determination of the HVAC load, the control unit directs operation of the variable-speed compressor and the fixed-speed compressor.

[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)


Strain reduction clamshell heat exchanger design
Patent No. 10935279 

Inventor(s): John W. Whitesitt (Carrollton, TX), Shiblee S. M. Noman (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16167735 on 10/23/2018 (861 days app to issue)

Abstract: One aspect of this disclosure provides a heating chamber for a gas furnace that comprises opposing halves joined together. The joined opposing halves form a clamshell panel having at least one truncated corner located adjacent a curve located at a back end of a chamber path of the one or more clamshell heating chambers.

[F24H] FLUID HEATERS, e.g. WATER OR AIR HEATERS, HAVING HEAT-GENERATING MEANS, IN GENERAL (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials C09K 5/00; tube furnaces for thermal non-catalytic cracking C10G 9/20; devices, e.g. valves, for venting and aerating enclosures F16K 24/00; steam traps or like apparatus F16T; steam generation F22; combustion apparatus F23; domestic stoves or ranges F24B, F24C; domestic- or space-heating systems F24D; furnaces, kilns, ovens, retorts F27; heat-exchangers F28; electric heating elements or arrangements H05B)


Cooling a target using electrons
Patent No. 10935285 

Inventor(s): Luke Alexander Uribarri (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15919463 on 03/13/2018 (1085 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes, impinging a plurality of particles on a target such that electrons are emitted from the target and transporting the electrons from the target to a heat sink through a transporting medium. The target and the heat sink may be separated by a distance. The method further includes cooling the electrons using the heat sink and returning the electrons from the heat sink to the target.

[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)


Quick freeze cooler
Patent No. 10935299 

Inventor(s): Cedric Davis (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16006869 on 06/13/2018 (993 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention involves using either liquid nitrogen, dry ice, a gel-like solution of water and alcohol in an ice pack, or a combination of these in a method or device for rapidly lowering the temperature of multiple food and beverage products at the same time. The gel-like ice pack may be shaped around the food or beverage product to increase the surface area resulting in faster cooling. The device may also contain a scale, infrared temperature sensor, and bar code scanner for determining the initial weight, temperature, density, and type of food or beverage product to be cooled.

[F25D] REFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT COVERED BY ANY OTHER SUBCLASS (refrigerated showcases A47F 3/04; thermally-insulated vessels for domestic use A47J 41/00; refrigerated vehicles, see the appropriate subclasses of classes B60-B64; containers with thermal insulation in general B65D 81/38; 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; thermally-insulated vessels for liquefied or solidified gases F17C; air-conditioning or air-humidification F24F; refrigeration machines, plants, or systems F25B; cooling of instruments or comparable apparatus without refrigeration G12B; cooling of engines or pumps, see the relevant classes)


Locker with equipment rack
Patent No. 10935316 

Inventor(s): Sam Allen (Maypearl, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15804286 on 11/06/2017 (1212 days app to issue)

Abstract: A locker includes a pair of spaced-apart upstanding sidewalls and at least one shelf extending between the sidewalls, the shelf and sidewalls defining a compartment. A rack is disposed in the compartment and extends upwardly from the shelf. The rack is dimensioned and configured to support at least a pair of shoulder pads and preferably both pads and a helmet. The rack optionally includes a ventilation system, and the ventilation system, may be incorporated into a multi-locker ventilation system.

[F26B] DRYING SOLID MATERIALS OR OBJECTS BY REMOVING LIQUID THEREFROM (drying devices for combines A01D 41/133; racks for drying fruit or vegetables A01F 25/12; drying foodstuffs A23; drying hair A45D 20/00; body-drying implements A47K 10/00; drying household articles A47L; drying gases or vapours B01D; chemical or physical processes for dewatering or like separating liquids from solids B01D 43/00; centrifugal apparatus B04; drying ceramics C04B 33/30; drying yarns or fabrics in association with some other form of treatment D06C; drying frames for laundry without heating or positive air circulation, domestic laundry-or spin-driers, wringing or hot pressing laundry D06F; furnaces, kilns, ovens F27)


 

P H Y S I C S

Modular wheelchair system
Patent No. 10932964 

Inventor(s): Douglas A. Moore (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15937071 on 03/27/2018 (1071 days app to issue)

Abstract: The modular wheelchair system includes an upper component, and an autonomous power base configured to detachably couple to the upper component. The autonomous power base includes one or more processors, one or more memory modules, and machine readable instructions stored in the one or more memory modules that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the autonomous power base to: determine whether the upper component is separated from the autonomous power base; and navigate to a location in response to determination that the upper component is detached from the autonomous power base.

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


Predictive maintenance of refrigeration cases
Patent No. 10935309 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Grisz (Dallas, TX), Jacob T. Griffith (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16368950 on 03/29/2019 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, a computer program product, and a computer system for predictive maintenance of refrigeration cases. A computer collects a temperature time series for a refrigeration case and, based on the temperature time series, learns a refrigeration case signature for both non-frost and defrost cycles. The computer generates features based on the refrigeration case signature and compares the refrigeration case signature to real time, or observed, temperatures and features using a rule-based and/or machine learning framework. Based on determining that the real time data varies beyond a threshold from the refrigeration case signature, the computer identifies a failure symptom of the refrigeration case and diagnoses a root cause of the symptom or failure. In addition, the computer may activate an alarm and open a work order corresponding to the root cause of the symptom or failure.

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


Calibratable door status indication system
Patent No. 10935362 

Inventor(s): Stephen Lawrence Dillier (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16425802 on 05/29/2019 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: An sensor unit has an analog Hall-effect sensor coupled to a microprocessor containing an analog to digital converter. It is mounted to the frame of a cell door. A magnet is mounted to the cell door so that when the door is closed, they are in close-proximity. A calibration initiates the storage of digital voltage signal presented by the Hall-effect sensor, via an analog to digital converter, when the cell door is closed. This door-closed value is constantly compared to the current value based on the position of the cell door. If this value deviates within preset limitations of the stored value, the sensor unit signals a fault condition to a connected central control panel which sends a ”door ajar” notification to a designated user”s cell phone as well as activating a local alarm.

[G01B] MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS


Optical interface for data transmission
Patent No. 10935420 

Inventor(s): Oleg Belogolov (Nuremberg, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15235335 on 08/12/2016 (1663 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data transmitter includes a keyboard with keys, a digital micromirror device (DMD) having an array of micromirrors, and a light source directed towards the array of micromirrors. The keys are connected to the DMD such that each key corresponds to a separate micromirror of the array of micromirrors in order to generate a unique light pattern associated with each depressed key. An optical transmission channel is configured to receive the unique light pattern and transfer the unique light pattern to a light sensor of a computer.

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


Systems and methods for determining wind velocity
Patent No. 10935564 

Inventor(s): Brian J. Dumont (Royal Oak, MI), Corey D. Wills (Berryton, KS), Corey T. Pasta (Topeka, KS), Dennis W. Morgart (Topeka, KS), James Paul (Carmel, CA), Matthew Fleming (Ypsilanti, MI), Paul Harris (Canton, MI), Paul K.
Assignee(s): BNSF Railway Company (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16295094 on 03/07/2019 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes a vehicle, one or more probes coupled to the vehicle, and a controller. The vehicle is operable to traverse a distance. The one or more probes are operable to measure wind pressure and generate one or more wind pressure measurements. The controller is operable to receive the one or more wind pressure measurements from the one or more probes, determine a wind angle relative to the vehicle using the one or more wind pressure measurements, and determine a wind speed relative to the vehicle using the one or more wind pressure measurements and the wind angle.

[G01P] MEASURING LINEAR OR ANGULAR SPEED, ACCELERATION, DECELERATION OR SHOCK; INDICATING PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF MOVEMENT; INDICATING DIRECTION OF MOVEMENT (measuring angular rate using gyroscopic effects G01C 19/00; combined measuring devices for measuring two or more variables of movement G01C 23/00; measuring velocity of sound G01H 5/00; measuring velocity of light G01J 7/00; determining direction or velocity of solid objects by reflection or reradiation of radio or other waves and based on propagation effects, e.g. Doppler effect, propagation time or direction of propagation, G01S; measuring speed of nuclear radiation G01T)


Measuring device and measuring method with time calculation
Patent No. 10935586 

Inventor(s): Jeremy Cline (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): ROHDE SCHWARZ GMBH CO. KG (Munich, , DE)
Law Firm: Ditthavong Steiner P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16359582 on 03/20/2019 (713 days app to issue)

Abstract: A measuring device is provided. The measuring device comprises a user input, a storage, and a processor. In this context, the user input is configured to receive at least one measurement sequence from a user, whereas the storage is configured to store at least one measurement parameter and at least one duration of time required by the measuring device to achieve the at least one measurement parameter. In addition to this, the processor is configured to calculate the total time needed for the at least one measurement sequence on the basis of the at least one duration of time.

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


Two die sides with PTI. PTO. TDI, TCK, TMS, TDO, PTIO contact points method
Patent No. 10935591 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16713938 on 12/13/2019 (445 days app to issue)

Abstract: A test control port (TCP) includes a state machine SM, an instruction register IR, data registers DRs, a gating circuit and a TDO MX. The SM inputs TCI signals and outputs control signals to the IR and to the DR. During instruction or data scans, the IR or DRs are enabled to input data from TDI and output data to the TDO MX and the top surface TDO signal. The bottom surface TCI inputs may be coupled to the top surface TCO signals via the gating circuit. The top surface TDI signal may be coupled to the bottom surface TDO signal via TDO MX. This allows concatenating or daisy-chaining the IR and DR of a TCP of a lower die with an IR and DR of a TCP of a die stacked on top of the lower die.

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


Curve trace analysis testing apparatus controller
Patent No. 10935594 

Inventor(s): Craig Ward (Allen, TX), John Drummond (Allen, TX), Kenny Keese (Rowlett, TX), Monte Drennan (Parker, TX), Scott Lisula (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Priority Labs, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shiells Law Firm P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14937585 on 11/10/2015 (1939 days app to issue)

Abstract: A curve trace analysis testing apparatus controller is provided having a Graphical User Interface electrically connected to a Device Under Test (DUT) by any pin or combination of pins, the DUT being mountable to independent analog channels in the TAC using an electrical connection interface. The TAC can contain 3 different board assemblies: a System Motherboard, a Microprocessor assembly, and TAC Modules. The TAC Modules can have TAC shift registers and solid state switches, and each TAC Module can support a block of pins and at least 2 analog channels.

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


Dynamic security protection in configurable analog signal chains
Patent No. 10935600 

Inventor(s): Anand Kumar G (Bengaluru, , IN), Christy Leigh She (Allen, TX), Veeramanikandan Raju (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16376697 on 04/05/2019 (697 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for dynamically protecting against security vulnerabilities in a reconfigurable signal chain. The system includes a signal chain formed from at least a first component connected with a second component. The first component has a set of source outputs and a first authentication block, and the second signal chain component has a set of destination inputs and a second authentication block. The system also includes a signal chain configurator that populates the first authentication block with at least one validated endpoint from the set of destination inputs. A signal chain integrity block, which is communicatively coupled with the first authentication block and the second authentication block, identifies a source-destination pair from one or more endpoint pairs formed from the at least one validated endpoint and the set of source outputs. The signal chain integrity block propagates the source-destination pair to the first authentication block and the second authentication block. The second authentication block authenticates any received input using the source-destination pair.

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


First, second, and third bus leads, routing and control circuitry
Patent No. 10935601 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16776667 on 01/30/2020 (397 days app to issue)

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

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


Self test for safety logic
Patent No. 10935602 

Inventor(s): Saket Jalan (Bengaluru, , IN), Sundarrajan Rangachari (Trichy, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15973257 on 05/07/2018 (1030 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for self test of safety logic in safety critical devices is provided in which the safety logic includes comparator logic coupled to a circuit under test (CUT) in a safety critical device and the self test logic is configured to test the comparator logic. The self test logic may be implemented as a single cycle parallel bit inversion approach, a multi-cycle serial bit inversion approach, or a single cycle test pattern injection approach.

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


Phase noise shaping in a distance measurement system
Patent No. 10935641 

Inventor(s): Bharath Patil (Bengaluru, , IN), Subhash Chandra Venkata Sadhu (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15796930 on 10/30/2017 (1219 days app to issue)

Abstract: A distance measurement system includes a light transmitter to generate a modulated light signal, a light sensor to generate measurement signals from reflected light among four quad phase angles with respect to a phase of the generated light signal, and a controller. The controller selects a first set of quad phase angles, and generates first measurement signals at the quad phase angles of the first set. Based on the first measurement signals, the controller computes a first phase angle between the generated light signal and the reflected light signal, generates a second set of quad phase angles based on the first phase angle, and generates second measurement signals at the quad phase angles of the second set. Further, based on the second measurement signals, the controller computes a second phase angle between the generated light signal and the reflected light signal and calculates a distance using the second phase angle.

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


System and method for precision spin measurement using doppler radar
Patent No. 10935657 

Inventor(s): James K. McCoy (Garland, TX), Jared Smothermon (Lucas, TX), Robert S. Gammenthaler (Princeton, TX)
Assignee(s): APPLIED CONCEPTS, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16511106 on 07/15/2019 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for determining spin of a projectile is disclosed that includes generating an electromagnetic radar signal and transmitting the electromagnetic radar signal towards a projectile, receiving a reflected electromagnetic radar signal from the projectile and transforming the reflected electromagnetic radar signal from a time domain to a frequency domain to generate a frequency domain signal. A peak frequency component of the frequency domain signal is identified, shoulder frequencies adjacent to the peak frequency component in the frequency domain signal are identified, and an estimate of the spin of the projectile as a function of the shoulder frequencies is generated.

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


Multi-mode high voltage circuit
Patent No. 10936000 

Inventor(s): Bharath Balaji Kannan (Merrimack, NH), Filippo Marino (Tremestieri Etneo, , IT), Michael Ryan Hanschke (Dallas, TX), Richard Lee Valley (Nashua, NH), Salvatore Giombanco (Cassaro, , IT), Seetharaman Sridhar (Richardson, TX),
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16552739 on 08/27/2019 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an example, a circuit includes a first power switch device coupled between a voltage input and an output terminal, the first power switch device having a control input. A voltage divider circuit includes a first resistor and a second resistor. The first resistor is coupled between the voltage input and a sense node between the first resistor and the second resistor. The second resistor has a first terminal coupled to the sense node and a second terminal. A second switch device is coupled between the second terminal of the second resistor and an electrical ground terminal. A voltage clamp is coupled between the sense node and the electrical ground terminal.

[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]


Event controlled clock switching
Patent No. 10936005 

Inventor(s): Joerg Harald Hans Jochen Schreiner (Fuerstenfeldbruck, , DE), Marcus Herzog (Finsing, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16182196 on 11/06/2018 (847 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for controlling clock generation. A system includes a processor configured to execute instructions retrieved from memory, and a clock generation system coupled to the processor. The clock generation system is configured to generate a clock signal that the processor applies to execute the instructions. The clock generation system includes a plurality of configuration registers and selection circuitry. Each of the configuration registers includes fields that control a frequency of the clock signal. The selection circuitry selects which of the plurality of configuration registers determines the frequency at a given time.

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


System and method for natural three-dimensional calibration for robust eye tracking
Patent No. 10936057 

Inventor(s): Michael O. Polley (Garland, TX), Sourabh Ravindran (Dallas, TX), Youngjun Yoo (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16379713 on 04/09/2019 (693 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for eye tracking in a head-mountable device (HMD) includes determining at least one object within a three-dimensional (3D) extended reality (XR) environment as an eye tracking calibration point and determining a 3D location of the eye tracking calibration point within the XR environment. The method also includes detecting a gaze point of a user of the HMD and comparing the detected gaze point to an area of the XR environment that includes the 3D location of the eye tracking calibration point. The method further includes, in response to determining that the user is looking at the eye tracking calibration point based on the detected gaze point being within the area, calibrating, using a processor, the HMD to correct a difference between the eye tracking calibration point and the detected gaze point. In addition, the method includes, in response to determining that the user is not looking at the eye tracking calibration point based on the detected gaze point being outside of the area, maintaining an existing calibration of the HMD.

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


Development project blueprint and package generation
Patent No. 10936309 

Inventor(s): Arpan Shukla (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Accenture Global Solutions Limited (Dublin, , IE)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16374274 on 04/03/2019 (699 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may determine a plurality of components for a development project. The device may determine a blueprint template based on the plurality of components of the development project. The device may generate a blueprint for the development project based on the blueprint template. The device may generate a package for the development project based on the blueprint for the development project. The device may provide output associated with the blueprint and the package based on generating the blueprint and generating the package.

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


Tracking streaming engine vector predicates to control processor execution
Patent No. 10936315 

Inventor(s): Duc Quang Bui (Grand Prairie, TX), Joseph Raymond Michael Zbiciak (Alviso, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16237547 on 12/31/2018 (792 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a method of operating a computer system, an instruction loop is executed by a processor in which each iteration of the instruction loop accesses a current data vector and an associated current vector predicate. The instruction loop is repeated when the current vector predicate indicates the current data vector contains at least one valid data element and the instruction loop is exited when the current vector predicate indicates the current data vector contains no valid data elements.

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


Streaming address generation
Patent No. 10936317 

Inventor(s): Duc Quang Bui (Grand Prairie, TX), Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA), Sahithi Krishna (Plano, TX), Soujanya Narnur (Austin, TX), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16422324 on 05/24/2019 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digital signal processor having at least one streaming address generator, each with dedicated hardware, for generating addresses for writing multi-dimensional streaming data that comprises a plurality of elements. Each at least one streaming address generator is configured to generate a plurality of offsets to address the streaming data, and each of the plurality of offsets corresponds to a respective one of the plurality of elements. The address of each of the plurality of elements is the respective one of the plurality of offsets combined with a base address.

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


Computer architecture for performing subtraction using correlithm objects in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10936348 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16521036 on 07/24/2019 (587 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a memory and a node. The memory stores first and second linear string correlithm objects. The node receives first and second real-world numerical values, and identifies a first sub-string correlithm object from the first linear string correlithm object representing the first real-world numerical value and a second sub-string correlithm object from the second linear string correlithm object representing the second real-world numerical value. The node aligns the first and second linear string correlithm objects such that the first sub-string correlithm object aligns with a sub-string correlithm object. The node identifies a sub-string correlithm object from the second linear string correlithm object that represents zero and determines which sub-string correlithm object from the first linear string correlithm object aligns with the identified sub-string correlithm object from the second linear string correlithm object. The node outputs the determined sub-string correlithm object from the first linear string correlithm object.

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


Computer architecture for performing addition using correlithm objects in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10936349 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16521336 on 07/24/2019 (587 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a memory and a node. The memory stores first and second linear string correlithm objects. The node receives first and second real-world numerical values, and identifies a first sub-string correlithm object from the first linear string correlithm object that corresponds to the first real-world numerical value. The node aligns the first and second linear string correlithm objects such that the first sub-string correlithm object aligns with a sub-string correlithm object from the second linear string correlithm object that corresponds to zero. The node identifies a second sub-string correlithm object from the second linear string correlithm object that corresponds to the second real-world numerical value, and determines which sub-string correlithm object from the first linear string correlithm object aligns with the second sub-string correlithm. The node outputs the determined sub-string correlithm object from the first linear string correlithm object.

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


System and method for integration of telemedicine into multimedia video visitation systems in correctional facilities
Patent No. 10936698 

Inventor(s): Stephen Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15149836 on 05/09/2016 (1758 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for integration of telemedicine into multimedia video visitation systems of correctional facilities is disclosed herein. The system includes a telemedicine center that communicates with a medical center located at a correctional facility and a physician kiosk remote to the correctional facility. The medical center includes an inmate kiosk and a medical assistant station. The inmate kiosk and physician kiosk participate in a secure video call as part of an appointment between the inmate and physician. The inmate kiosk coordinates with the telemedicine center to verify an identity of the inmate. The inmate kiosk interfaces with a number of medical sensors and communicates data collected from the sensors to the physician kiosk. NULL


Method of optimized parsing unstructured and garbled texts lacking whitespaces
Patent No. 10936809 

Inventor(s): Prabir Majumder (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Terrile, Cannatti Chambers (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16127410 on 09/11/2018 (903 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for performing a text parsing operation. The text parsing operation includes: receiving a corpus of text, at least a portion of the corpus of text comprising garbled text; parsing characters within the corpus of text to provide parsed characters from the corpus of text; parsing the parsed characters to generate recognized words from the parsed characters; generating semi-structured text from the recognized words; and, calculating a distribution of recognized words from the semi-structured text.

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


Machine learning artificial intelligence system for identifying vehicles
Patent No. 10936915 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Richard Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, 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: 16253599 on 01/22/2019 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: An artificial intelligence system for identifying attributes in an image. The system may include a processor in communication with a client device; and a storage medium. The storage medium may store instructions that, when executed, configure the processor to perform operations including: extracting first features; categorizing the first images in a first group or a second group; modifying first metadata associated with each image in the first images to include a binary label; calculating a classification function; classifying a second plurality of images using the classification function; extracting second features from the second images classified in the first group; categorizing the second images in the first group by attribute; calculating an attribute identification function that identifies attributes of the second images; and identifying at least one attribute associated with a client image using the attribute identification function, the client image being received from the client device.

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


Cross border image exchange
Patent No. 10937008 

Inventor(s): Clarence Edward Lee, II (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16733626 on 01/03/2020 (424 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, one or more processors receive a financial instrument via an interface. The financial instrument indicates attributes of a financial transaction. The processors determine, based on one or more of the attributes, whether the financial transaction involves a cross border exchange. If the financial transaction involves a cross border exchange, the processors flag the financial instrument accordingly, perform a currency conversion, and communicate an electronic image associated with the financial instrument to computing resources configured to complete the financial transaction electronically without having to transport a paper copy of the financial instrument between financial institutions.

[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]


Vehicle recommendation system using sensors
Patent No. 10937082 

Inventor(s): Mark McClung (Frisco, TX), Michael C. Edwards (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16228507 on 12/20/2018 (803 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for recommending future vehicles. The system includes one or more sensors of a current vehicle configured to detect sensor data. The system includes a vehicle transceiver of the current vehicle configured to communicate the sensor data. The system includes a remote data server configured to receive the sensor data from the current vehicle, and determine one or more vehicles to recommend to the driver of the current vehicle based on the received sensor data. The system includes a computing device coupled to the remote data server and configured to display the one or more vehicles to be recommended to the driver of the current vehicle.

[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]


Tracking business performance impact of optimized sourcing algorithms
Patent No. 10937084 

Inventor(s): Saurabh Gupta (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Scully, Scott, Murphy Presser, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15827458 on 11/30/2017 (1188 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for continuously tracking business performance impact of order sourcing systems and algorithms that decide how ecommerce orders should be fulfilled by assigning the items of the order to nodes in a fulfillment network such as stores, distribution centers, and third party logisticsto provide automatic root cause analysis and solution recommendations to pre-defined business problems arising from KPI monitoring. A Business Intelligence (BI) dashboard architecture operates with: 1) a monitoring module that continuously monitors business KPIs and creates abnormality alerts; and 2) a root cause analysis module that is designed specifically for each business problem to give real time diagnosis and solution recommendation. The root cause analysis module receives the created alert, and triggers conducting a root cause analysis at an analytics engine. The BI dashboard and user interface enables visualization of the KPI performance and root cause analysis results.

[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]


Resource allocation
Patent No. 10937102 

Inventor(s): Jamal Timsah (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): Aetna Inc. (Hartford, CT)
Law Firm: Leydig, Voit Mayer, Ltd. (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15389832 on 12/23/2016 (1530 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide a system and method of allocating a resource based on myriad input data. In some embodiments, the myriad input data include membership information, claims data, transactional data, etc. The myriad input data are sorted and organized in a meaningful association relationship before applied to a resource allocation modeling algorithm. The resource allocation modeling algorithm provides estimated resource necessary for the application chosen. For example, an insurance company may use membership information, claims data, transactional data, etc., to estimate how much reserves or funds it should hold to cover future claims within a certain timeframe.

[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]


Vehicle damage estimation
Patent No. 10937104 

Inventor(s): Bradly Jay Billman (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15585601 on 05/03/2017 (1399 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving an indication that a vehicle has been in a collision. Receiving vehicle information system (VIS) data from a VIS associated with the vehicle. Determining a component damage probability (CDP) for each of a plurality of components of the vehicle based on the VIS data. Determining estimated costs to replace components having respective CDPs above a threshold value. Providing an estimated total repair cost for the vehicle to a user computing device.

[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]


Cognitive evaluation of assessment questions and answers to determine patient characteristics
Patent No. 10937526 

Inventor(s): James S. Cox (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15045451 on 02/17/2016 (1840 days app to issue)

Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for determining values to associate with medical conditions of a patient. A patient assessment is received that comprises a natural language question and a corresponding answer, about a patient, provided in response to the question. Cognitive natural language processing is performed on the patient assessment to extract features from the natural language question and corresponding answer. The extracted features are evaluated within a context of a pre-existing electronic medical record of the patient. A value for a medical condition of the patient is determined based on results of the evaluation and stored in the electronic medical record for the patient. NULL


Automated activity suggestions based on wearable connectivity with vehicle systems
Patent No. 10937539 

Inventor(s): Ronnie S. Cooke (Allen, TX), Ruchin Goel (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16536106 on 08/08/2019 (572 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automated activity suggestions based on wearable connectivity with vehicle systems. An example method includes collecting health data for an occupant of the vehicle from a wearable device worn by the occupant; determining a location of the vehicle; and suggesting an activity for the occupant based on the collected health data and the location of the vehicle. NULL


Loss of signal detection circuit
Patent No. 10938385 

Inventor(s): Amit Rane (Santa Clara, CA), Huanzhang Huang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16936462 on 07/23/2020 (222 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide for a circuit. In some examples, the circuit includes a first inverter coupled between first and second nodes, a second inverter coupled between third and fourth nodes, and a first logic circuit having a first input coupled to the second node, a second input coupled to the fourth node, and an output, a first positive feedback circuit coupled between the first and third nodes and having a control input. The first positive feedback circuit comprises a first switch coupled between the first and fifth nodes and having a control input, a second switch coupled between the third and sixth nodes and having a control input, a third inverter having an input coupled to the sixth node and an output coupled to the fifth node, and a fourth inverter having an input coupled to the fifth node and an output coupled to the sixth node.

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


Dynamic negotiation models in software-defined networks
Patent No. 10938675 

Inventor(s): Young Lee (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15943401 on 04/02/2018 (1065 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of negotiating services. The method includes transmitting a service request to a provider device. The service request includes a base level of service at a base cost and alternative levels of service each at an alternative cost. Each of the alternative levels of service includes an alternative service parameter that has been downgraded relative to a corresponding base level service parameter. The alternative cost is less than the base cost. The method includes receiving a confirmation message from the provider device. The confirmation message indicates whether the base level of service or an alternative level of service has been accepted by the provider device. The method also includes receiving data at the base level of service or at the one of the one or more negotiated levels of service in accordance with the confirmation message.

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


System and method to standardize and improve implementation efficiency of user interface content
Patent No. 10938880 

Inventor(s): Dana Ballinger (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Excentus Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: RegitzMauck PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16505891 on 07/09/2019 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method to improve implementation efficiency of user interface content by using standard content attributes used across all platforms and devices to implement a lowest common denominator programming system. Standardized content attributes are used to produce a universal content framework that is implemented identically across various devices and platforms, resulting in a consistent and standardized user experience. The invention allows programming functionality to be universally applied and usable with any device and platform so that significant computer programming and updating inefficiencies are eliminated.

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


System and method for lightweight-machine-to-machine device registration and assignment
Patent No. 10938955 

Inventor(s): Stephen J. Kolanowski (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16502486 on 07/03/2019 (608 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method assigns a bootstrap server for wireless devices in a machine-to-machine environment. The method includes receiving, by a network device in a wireless access network and from a wireless device, a first request for a bootstrap server identifier. The method also includes providing, to the wireless device, a response including an address for a carrier-specific bootstrap server device. The method also includes receiving, by the carrier-specific bootstrap server device, a request for management server connection information. The request is submitted by the wireless device using the bootstrap server identifier. The method further includes assigning, by the carrier-specific bootstrap server device, the wireless device to a management server of a group of management servers and sending connection information for the management server to the wireless device.

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


Apparatus and methods for content storage, distribution and security within a content distribution network
Patent No. 10939142 

Inventor(s): Ramneek Bali (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Charter Communications Operating, LLC (St. Louis, MO)
Law Firm: Gazdzinski Associates, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16058520 on 08/08/2018 (937 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods for content fragmentation, distribution, protection, and re-constitution within a content distribution network. In one embodiment, the apparatus and methods enable distribution of content fragments to edge nodes (which may include user or subscriber CPE), thereby enabling edge networks or membership groups to be established wherein content can be shared solely at the edge. In one variant, high data bandwidth, symmetric uplink/downlink, low latency PHY links (e.g., 5G NR-compliant wireless interfaces) between the edge nodes participating in the edge networks or membership groups are used such that particular quality of service/experience performance requirements can be met. Distribution of the fragments also advantageously enhances redundancy and security.

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


 

E L E C T R I C I T Y

Artificial muscle actuators
Patent No. 10935009 

Inventor(s): Franklin Le (Richardson, TX), Luis Plata (Richardson, TX), Marcio Dias Lima (Richardson, TX), Marilu Guerrero (Richardson, TX), Randy Allen (Richardson, TX), Yang Yang (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Greenblum Bernstein, P.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16467830 on 12/07/2017 (1181 days app to issue)

Abstract: An actuator device that includes a conducting material and at least one fuse incorporated into the conducting material is disclosed. The at least one fuse may stop current flow for temperatures above a specific temperature. The actuator device may also include a series of electronics that determine whether the actuating device has blown the at least one fuse.

[H01H] ELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES (contact cables H01B 7/10; electrolytic self-interrupters H01G 9/18; emergency protective circuit arrangements H02H; switching by electronic means without contact-making H03K 17/00)


Systems and methods for collaborative storytelling in a virtual space
Patent No. 10936670 

Inventor(s): James Strange (Bellevue, WA), Karan Strange (Bellevue, WA), Peter Rinearson (Vashon, WA)
Assignee(s): CORRINO HOLDINGS LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ascenda Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15448408 on 03/02/2017 (1461 days app to issue)

Abstract: User-submitted content (e.g., stories) may be associated with descriptive metadata (intersection metadata), such as a timeframe, location, tags, and so on. Story content is presented in a virtual space, such as a forum, chatroom, or the like. Users submit collaborative content as the story is presented in the virtual space. The collaborative content is synchronized to presentation of the story. An author may replay the presentation and synchronized collaborative content and/or select portions of the collaborative content for inclusion in the story.

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


Vertically-constructed, temperature-sensing resistors and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10937574 

Inventor(s): Andrew Strachan (Santa Clara, CA), Gregory Keith Cestra (Pleasanton, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16576809 on 09/20/2019 (529 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus providing a vertically constructed, temperature sensing resistor are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a semiconductor substrate including a plurality of resistor unit cells arranged in an array, each resistor unit cell formed within the semiconductor substrate and including a top contact. A conductive layer located over the semiconductor substrate electrically connects to a subset of the top contacts.

[H01C] RESISTORS


Programmable performance configurations for night vision device
Patent No. 10937622 

Inventor(s): Arlynn W. Smith (Blue Ridge, VA), John A. Balboni (Agawam, MA), Mark Michalski (West Springfield, MA), Ransom Hal Castleberry (Blacksburg, VA), Raymond Leo Chabot (Chicopee, MA)
Assignee(s): ELBIT SYSTEMS OF AMERICA, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16225082 on 12/19/2018 (804 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of controlling the performance of a night vision device includes storing, in memory of the night vision device, a plurality of performance configuration parameters, and after the storing, applying at least one of a hardware lock and a software lock to the night vision device such that at least some of the plurality of performance configuration parameters stored in the memory cannot be changed.

[H01J] ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS (spark-gaps H01T; arc lamps with consumable electrodes H05B; particle accelerators H05H)


Three-dimensional memory device with on-axis self-aligned drain-select-level isolation structure and methods of manufacturing the same
Patent No. 10937800 

Inventor(s): Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Tae-Kyung Kim (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16352157 on 03/13/2019 (720 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, memory openings vertically extending through the alternating stack, and memory stack structures located within a respective one of the memory openings. A multi-pillared dielectric isolation structure extends through upper sections of a neighboring pair of memory openings. The multi-pillared dielectric isolation structure includes a plurality of dielectric pillar portions located within a respective one of the memory openings, and at least one horizontally-extending portion adjoining each of the plurality of dielectric pillar portions and located between a vertically neighboring pair of insulating layers within the alternating stack. The at least one horizontally-extending portion laterally separates laterally neighboring strips of at least one electrically conductive layer within the alternating stack.

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


Three-dimensional memory device containing a polygonal lattice of support pillar structures and contact via structures and methods of manufacturing the same
Patent No. 10937801 

Inventor(s): Junpei Kanazawa (Yokkaichi, , JP), Koichiro Nagata (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yoshitaka Otsu (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16361773 on 03/22/2019 (711 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vertically alternating sequence of continuous insulating layers and continuous sacrificial material layers is formed over a substrate, and is patterned to form stepped surfaces. Memory stack structures are formed in a memory array region of the alternating stack. Support pillar structures are formed through the vertically alternating sequence within a staircase region. The support pillar structures are formed at lattice sites of a hexagonal lattice structure that includes unoccupied lattice sites. Portions of the continuous sacrificial material layers are replaced with electrically conductive layers. Contact via structures are formed on a respective one of the electrically conductive layers at the unoccupied lattice sites. Geometrical centers of the support pillar structures are arranged at vertices of a polygon having more than four vertices having a respective contact via structure located at a geometric center of the polygon in a plan view.

[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 ferroelectric memory elements encapsulated by transition metal nitride materials and method of making thereof
Patent No. 10937809 

Inventor(s): Adarsh Rajashekhar (Santa Clara, CA), Fei Zhou (San Jose, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA), Seung-Yeul Yang (Pleasanton, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16541289 on 08/15/2019 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional ferroelectric memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, where each of the electrically conductive layers contains a respective transition metal nitride liner and a respective conductive fill material layer, a vertical semiconductor channel vertically extending through the alternating stack, a vertical stack of transition metal nitride spacers laterally surrounding the vertical semiconductor channel and located at levels of the electrically conductive layers, and discrete ferroelectric material portions laterally surrounding the respective transition metal nitride spacers and located at the levels of the electrically conductive layers.

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


Integrated circuit devices and fabrication techniques
Patent No. 10937811 

Inventor(s): John H. Zhang (Altamont, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16412357 on 05/14/2019 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: Single gate and dual gate FinFET devices suitable for use in an SRAM memory array have respective fins, source regions, and drain regions that are formed from portions of a single, contiguous layer on the semiconductor substrate, so that STI is unnecessary. Pairs of FinFETs can be configured as dependent-gate devices wherein adjacent channels are controlled by a common gate, or as independent-gate devices wherein one channel is controlled by two gates. Metal interconnects coupling a plurality of the FinFET devices are made of a same material as the gate electrodes. Such structural and material commonalities help to reduce costs of manufacturing high-density memory arrays.

[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]


Transistor having double isolation with one floating isolation
Patent No. 10937905 

Inventor(s): Guru Mathur (Plano, TX), John Lin (Chelmsford, MA), Philip L. Hower (Concord, MA), Sameer P. Pendharkar (Allen, TX), Scott Balster (Dallas, TX), Victor Sinow (Oakland, CA), Yongxi Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14286202 on 05/23/2014 (2475 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device includes at least a first transistor including at least a second level metal layer (second metal layer) above a first level metal layer coupled by a source contact to a source region doped with a first dopant type. The second level metal layer is coupled by a drain contact to a drain region doped with the first dopant type. A gate stack is between the source region and drain region having the second level metal layer coupled by a contact thereto. The second level metal layer is coupled by a contact to a first isolation region doped with the second dopant type. The source region and drain region are within the first isolation region. A second isolation region doped with the first dopant type encloses the first isolation region, and is not coupled to the second level metal layer so that it electrically floats.

[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]


Lithium silicate compounds as Li super-ionic conductor, solid electrolyte and coating layer for lithium metal battery and lithium-ion battery
Patent No. 10938063 

Inventor(s): Chen Ling (Troy, MI), Qiang Bai (College Park, MD), Xingfeng He (Greenbelt, MD), Yifei Mo (Fulton, MD)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16264294 on 01/31/2019 (761 days app to issue)

Abstract: Solid-state lithium ion electrolytes of lithium silicate based composites are provided which contain an anionic framework capable of conducting lithium ions. Composites of specific formulae are provided and methods to alter the composite materials with inclusion of aliovalent ions shown. Lithium batteries containing the composite lithium ion electrolytes are also provided. Electrodes containing the lithium metal sulfide based materials and batteries with such electrodes are also provided.

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


Automated capture of information about fixed cabling
Patent No. 10938167 

Inventor(s): Ryan E. Enge (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Fogg Powers LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16293536 on 03/05/2019 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment is directed to detecting that a cable has been connected to a port of patching equipment and detecting that the cable is no longer connected to said port. In response to detecting that the cable is no longer connected, information associated with fixed cabling coupled to said port that is captured by a cable tester is downloaded to a controller. The downloaded information is associated with said port and the downloaded information and association information is locally stored at the controller. The locally stored information can then be used to create and/or populate objects in a database. Another embodiment is directed to including a storage device and a wireless interface in patching equipment or other equipment such as an outlet or consolidation point for use in writing information to the storage device and reading information from the storage device via the wireless interface. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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


System and method for charging electronic devices in a controlled environment
Patent No. 10938234 

Inventor(s): Stephen Lee Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): GLOBAL TEL*LINK CORPORATION (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16556605 on 08/30/2019 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method are disclosed for providing electrical charge to residents of a controlled-environment facility. In an embodiment, a charging station may be provided in an area accessible to an inmate to allow charging of in an inmate smart device, such as a phone or tablet. In an embodiment, a portable charger may be provided to an inmate for charging a smart device.

[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)


Hybrid devices for boost converters
Patent No. 10938308 

Inventor(s): Dianbo Fu (Frisco, TX), Dong Chen (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16566102 on 09/10/2019 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: A converter comprises a first switching element and a second switching element coupled between an input power source and an output capacitor and an inductor coupled to a common node of the first switching element and the second switching element, wherein the second switching element comprises a first diode and a first switch connected in series between a first terminal and a second terminal of the second switching element and a second diode connected between the first terminal and the second terminal of the second switching element.

[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]


Soft switching inverter device and method
Patent No. 10938322 

Inventor(s): Dianbo Fu (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15795506 on 10/27/2017 (1222 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system comprises a first inverter switch and a second inverter switch connected in series between a positive dc bus and a negative dc bus, a freewheeling apparatus connected between a common node of the first inverter switch and the second inverter switch, and ground, a first soft switching network coupled between the positive dc bus and the common node of the first inverter switch and the second inverter switch, wherein the first soft switching network is configured such that the first inverter switch is of a first zero voltage transition and a second soft switching network coupled between the negative dc bus and the common node of the first inverter switch and the second inverter switch, wherein the second soft switching network is configured such that the second inverter switch is of a second zero voltage transition.

[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]


Battery charging and measurement circuit
Patent No. 10938403 

Inventor(s): Erhan Ozalevli (Richardson, TX), Mustapha El Markhi (Richardson, TX), Rohit Bhan (Plano, TX), Tuli Dake (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16191225 on 11/14/2018 (839 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example device comprises a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) comprising first and second transistors coupled to a first amplifier, the second transistor coupled to a first output of the DAC and to an output of the first amplifier, and third and fourth transistors coupled to the first amplifier and to a second output of the DAC, the third and fourth transistors switchably coupled to a voltage supply and to the first transistor. The device also comprises a first node coupled to the first output of the DAC and to a resistor. The device further includes a second node coupled to the second output of the DAC, and a second amplifier coupled to the second node and to the first transistor and switchably coupled to the third and fourth transistors. The device also comprises a comparator coupled to the first node.

[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)


Inrush current limiter circuits having current regulating switches therein
Patent No. 10938435 

Inventor(s): Breck W. Lovinggood (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16692307 on 11/22/2019 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: Base station antennas utilize RF transmitters and receivers, which operate with enhanced bias control to achieve very high speed switching during TDD operation. A radio frequency communication circuit for TDD includes a transmit/receive amplifier (e.g., MMIC) having first and second input terminals, which are responsive to a bias control voltage and radio frequency input signal. A bias control circuit is provided, which is electrically coupled to the first input terminal and a current receiving terminal of the transmit/receive amplifier. The bias control circuit includes a closed-loop feedback path between the current receiving terminal and the first input terminal, which is configured to regulate a magnitude of the bias control voltage with high precision to thereby achieve a substantially constant quiescent bias current at the current receiving terminal when the transmit/receive amplifier is enabled.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Base station router for distributed antenna systems
Patent No. 10938450 

Inventor(s): Matthew Thomas Melester (McKinney, TX), Morgan C. Kurk (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Fogg Powers LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16114014 on 08/27/2018 (918 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain aspects are directed to a base station router for use within an analog distributed antenna system. The base station router comprises circuitry configured to: receive digital signals representing radio frequency channels from at least one base station; convert the digital signals to analog radio frequency signals; and communicate analog signals derived from the analog radio frequency signals to a plurality of remote antenna units of the analog distributed antenna system using analog communication links, the analog signals used for transmission of the analog radio frequency signals at each of a plurality of coverage zones at an antenna associated with each remote antenna unit of the plurality of remote antenna units.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus to CSI reporting using multiple antenna panels in advanced wireless communication systems
Patent No. 10938466 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16684470 on 11/14/2019 (474 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment (UE) for channel state information (CSI) feedback comprises a transceiver configured to receive, from a base station (BS), configuration information for the CSI feedback, the configuration information indicating a number of antenna panels (N[subscript]g[/subscript]) at the BS and a codebook mode, wherein N[subscript]g[/subscript]1 and each of the antenna panels comprises antenna ports with a first polarization (P[subscript]1[/subscript]) and antenna ports with a second polarization (P[subscript]2[/subscript]). The UE further comprises a processor operably connected to the transceiver, the processor configured to identify the number of antenna panels (N[subscript]g[/subscript]) at the BS, identify a codebook for the CSI feedback based on the codebook mode configured between a first codebook mode and a second codebook mode, and generate the CSI feedback using the identified codebook. The transceiver is further configured to transmit the generated CSI feedback to the BS.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Elastic VPN that bridges remote islands
Patent No. 10938599 

Inventor(s): Andrew Malis (Andover, MA), Linda Dunbar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15984007 on 05/18/2018 (1019 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network device employs a transmitter configured to transmit a registration request to a software defined network (SDN) controller. The network device employs a receiver to receive a reply from the SDN controller. The reply indicates a plurality of provider edge (PE) devices coupled to a carrier network. The network device employs a processor to cause the transmitter and receiver to establish a plurality of asymmetric connections to a virtual private network (VPN) operating over a wide area network (WAN) via the PE devices.

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


Facilitating resilient and fault tolerant asynchronous messaging
Patent No. 10938633 

Inventor(s): David Gillam (The Colony, TX), Fredrick Crable (Allen, TX), Pedro Betancourt (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15929539 on 05/08/2020 (298 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive a message from a first different device that includes an identifier and may determine whether the device has previously received the message. The device may generate, based on determining that the device has not previously received the message, an additional identifier and a message status indicator and may cause the additional identifier, the message, and the message status indicator to be stored in a data structure associated with the device. The device may send an acknowledgment status to the first different device and may cause processing of the message to generate an additional message that includes the additional identifier. The device may send the additional message to a second different device and may cause, after sending the additional message to the second different device, the message status indicator in the data structure to be updated.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for profiling and clustering network-connected devices
Patent No. 10938654 

Inventor(s): Harish Babu Arunachalam (Plano, TX), Safwan Aly (Plano, TX), Srinivasan Krishnamurthy (Irving, TX), Vipul Jha (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16448047 on 06/21/2019 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network device determines when multiple users each connect to a network using one or more devices. The network device obtains device or network-related parameters associated with the one or more devices and generates profiling vectors for each of the multiple users, that connects to the network using the one or more devices, to produce multiple profiling vectors. The network device clusters the multiple profiling vectors to identify cluster centers associated with a plurality of user groups, and determines first users of the multiple users for, or with, whom to perform certain actions or activities based on the first users” affinity with one or more of the plurality of user groups. The network device performs the certain actions or activities with respect to the determined first users.

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


High performance for efficient auto-scaling of stateful service
Patent No. 10938728 

Inventor(s): Andrew E. Ossipov (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16520408 on 07/24/2019 (587 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided including obtaining at a newly added flow mapper node of a plurality of flow mapper nodes, from a first flow locator node of a plurality of flow locator nodes, a flow owner lookup request for flow state information that includes identification of a particular flow locator that is to handle processing of a packet flow. The newly added flow mapper node determines whether it has stored flow state information. When the newly added flow mapper node does not have stored flow state information, the newly added flow mapper node identifies a particular flow mapper node of the plurality of flow mapper nodes which has stored flow state information for the particular packet flow and services the flow owner lookup request using flow state information stored by the particular flow mapper node.

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


Dynamic allocation of edge computing resources in edge computing centers
Patent No. 10938736 

Inventor(s): Hang Shi (Fremont, CA), Hui Guo (San Jose, CA), Yinghua Ye (Los Gatos, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15787203 on 10/18/2017 (1231 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a computer-implemented method for dynamically allocating edge computing resources. The method can include receiving, in an edge computing center, a request for using the edge computing resources to perform a secondary task for a secondary edge service, allocating the edge computing resources to the secondary edge service if the edge computing resources are available, and in response to an increase in a primary edge services workload, reallocating at least a portion of the edge computing resources from the secondary edge service to the primary edge services if the edge computing resources are insufficient for performing the primary edge services.

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


Multiplexed resource allocation architecture
Patent No. 10938742 

Inventor(s): Manu J. Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16779166 on 01/31/2020 (396 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to receive a data set and instructions for processing the data set from a network device. The device is further configured to identify data flow paths within the instructions and to parse the data set into data segments that correspond with the identified data flow paths. The device is further configured to generate an instruction segment for each data flow path by associating each data segment with a corresponding subset of commands for each data flow path, to assign each instruction segment to a resource unit, and to generate control information with instructions for combining processed data segments from the resource units. The device is further configured to receive processed data segments from the resource units, to generate the processed data set by combining the received processed data segments, and to output the processed data set to the network device.

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


Authentication of networked devices having low computational capacity
Patent No. 10938803 

Inventor(s): Arvind K. Raghu (Dallas, TX), Kumaran Vijayasankar (Allen, TX), Oliver Shih (Pittsburgh, PA), Ramanuja Vedantham (Allen, TX), Xiaolin Lu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16252262 on 01/18/2019 (774 days app to issue)

Abstract: Authentication of a networked device with limited computational resources for secure communications over a network. Authentication of the device begins with the supplicant node transmitting a signed digital certificate with its authentication credentials to a proxy node. Upon verifying the certificate, the proxy node then authenticates the supplicant”s credentials with an authentication server accessible over the network, acting as a proxy for the supplicant node. Typically, this verification includes decryption according to a public/private key scheme. Upon successful authentication, the authentication server creates a session key for the supplicant node and communicates it to the proxy node. The proxy node encrypts the session key with a symmetric key, and transmits the encrypted session key to the supplicant node which, after decryption, uses the session key for secure communications. In some embodiments, the authentication server encrypts the session key with the symmetric key.

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


Multi-GHz guard sensor for detecting physical or electromagnetic intrusions of a guarded region
Patent No. 10938841 

Inventor(s): William Jennings (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16166668 on 10/22/2018 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: A guard sensor injects a multi-GHz (multi giga-bit) guard signal along a guard signal transmission path above an observable knee in the amplitude response of the path to define a guarded region and to detect physical or electromagnetic intrusions of that guarded region. At frequencies above the knee, the signal transmission path exhibits increasingly non-linear and even chaotic behavior that improves the overall sensitivity of the sensor and its ability to detect slight changes in the distributed transmission parameters that characterize circuit devices, signal paths and signals. The guarded region may be used to protect a combination of circuit devices, physical connections, interfaces, high and low frequency signal transmission paths and signals.

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


Management of a distributed universally secure execution environment
Patent No. 10938857 

Inventor(s): Andrew T. Fausak (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products, L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Isidore PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16110107 on 08/23/2018 (922 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and an information handling system for security management across a plurality of diverse execution environments. The method includes associating, based on a distributed computing framework, a secure execution environment interface with each diverse execution environment. The method includes receiving a general access policy to access at least one secure memory region associated with a respective one of the diverse execution environments. In response to a request to access a memory region associated with at least one diverse execution environment, the method includes prompting for entry of security credentials. In response to receiving and verifying the security credentials, the method establishes access to the secure memory region of the respective diverse execution environment. The method includes executing a subroutine to modify at least a subset of the secure memory region, and the method includes returning a result to a distributed application via the secure execution environment interface.

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


Customizable router for managing traffic between application programming interfaces
Patent No. 10938923 

Inventor(s): Nagaraja R Kamireddy (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Home Depot Product Authority, LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16387195 on 04/17/2019 (685 days app to issue)

Abstract: A customizable router manages traffic between application programming interfaces (APIs) of microservice applications (apps) that make up various features of a website. Various datastores may also be used to store information, such as information related to certain products, pricing, users, etc. In order for the website to function properly, the microservice apps communicate with one another and with the datastores. The customizable router is used to manage and route traffic between the microservice apps and/or datastores. The customizable router may, for example, route a universal resource indicator (URI) request for a webpage of a website to particular versions or revisions of a microservice app based on rules established for the customizable router. For example, a certain percentage of traffic may be routed to a first version of a microservice app, while a different percentage of traffic may be routed to a second version of the microservice app.

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


Method, system and apparatus for intra-prediction in a video signal processing
Patent No. 10939100 

Inventor(s): Mahant Siddaramanna (Bengaluru, , IN), Naveen Srinivasamurthy (Bengaluru, , IN), Soyeb Nagori (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16011160 on 06/18/2018 (988 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to an aspect, a video encoder selects a block of intermediate size from a set of block sizes for intra-prediction estimation for encoding a video signal. A set of neighbouring blocks with the intermediate size are tested for combining. If the set of neighbouring blocks are determined to be combinable, the video encoder selects a larger block size formed by the tested neighbouring blocks for encoding. On the other hand, if the set of neighbouring blocks are determined to be not combinable, the video encoder selects a smaller block size from the set of tested neighbouring blocks for prediction. According to another aspect of the present disclosure, the best mode for intra-prediction is determined by first intra-predicting a block with intermediate modes in a set of modes. Then the intra-predictions are performed for the neighbouring modes of at least one intermediate mode.

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


Method and apparatus for sub-picture based raster scanning coding order
Patent No. 10939113 

Inventor(s): Minhua Zhou (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16891317 on 06/03/2020 (272 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for sub-picture based raster scanning coding order. The method includes dividing an image into even sub-pictures, and encoding parallel sub-pictures on multi-cores in raster scanning order within sub-pictures, wherein from core to core, coding of the sub-picture is independent around sub-picture boundaries, and wherein within a core, coding of a sub-picture is at least one of dependent or independent around sub-picture boundaries.

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


Modified coding for transform skipping
Patent No. 10939122 

Inventor(s): Dake He (Waterloo, , CA), Gaelle Christine Martin-Cocher (Toronto, , CA), Jing Wang (Waterloo, , CA)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16779222 on 01/31/2020 (396 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and devices for modified coding of blocks of residuals in the case of transform skipping. To better align the data with assumptions upon which the entropy coding scheme is based, the block of residual data is permuted at the encoder prior to entropy coding. The block of reconstructed data is then inverse permuted at the decoder to recover the reconstructed block of residuals. The permutation may include 180 rotation of the block, which may be of particular benefit in the case of intra-coded residuals.

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


Context and bypass encoding video
Patent No. 10939131 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Mehmet U. Demircin (Dallas, TX), Vivienne Sze (Cambridge, MA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16891353 on 06/03/2020 (272 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for parallel context processing for example for high coding efficient entropy coding in HEVC. The method comprising retrieving syntax element relating to a block of an image, grouping at least two bins belonging to similar context based on the syntax element, and coding the grouped bins in parallel.

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


Digital video recording (”DVR”) media content transfer systems and methods
Patent No. 10939156 

Inventor(s): Ananthanarayanan Subramanian (Lewisville, TX), Ganesan Rengaraju (Irving, TX), Srinivasulu Ganipineni (Frisco, TX), Vijay Srusti (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16812916 on 03/09/2020 (358 days app to issue)

Abstract: A target DVR device is configured to receive a transfer request for a source DVR device to transfer media content stored on the source DVR device. The target DVR device transmits an initiation request to a media content transfer management system, the initiation request indicating a request to authorize the transfer of the media content from the source DVR device. The media content transfer management system is configured to transmit a command to the source DVR device, the command configured to put the source DVR device in a media content transfer mode. The target DVR device further receives, from the source DVR device over a local connection, a discovery message, and establishes, based on the discovery message, a communication session with the source DVR device over the local connection, and receives, by way of the communication session, the media content from the source DVR device.

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


Robust estimation of sound source localization
Patent No. 10939201 

Inventor(s): Jacek Piotr Stachurski (Dallas, TX), Lorin Paul Netsch (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13775073 on 02/22/2013 (2930 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for sound source localization in a digital system having at least two audio capture devices is provided that includes receiving audio signals from the two audio capture devices, computing a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) for each frequency band of a plurality of frequency bands in a processing frame of the audio signals, determining a frequency band weight for each frequency band of the plurality of frequency bands based on the SNR computed for the frequency band, computing an estimated time delay of arrival (TDOA) of sound for the processing frame using the frequency band weights, and converting the estimated TDOA to an angle representing sound direction.

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


System and method for enabling call originations using SMS and hotline capabilities
Patent No. 10939255 

Inventor(s): Andrew Silver (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TANGO NETWORKS, INC. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16794101 on 02/18/2020 (378 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for handling call originations is provided. The method includes sending origination information from a mobile device to an application server in an enterprise network using Short Message Service (SMS) and determining whether a hotline feature is present in a subscriber profile associated with the mobile device. Data is then routed from the mobile device to a predetermined destination based on the hotline feature.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods of managing communication endpoints
Patent No. 10939342 

Inventor(s): Allen Nemer (Plano, TX), Shaldon Li (Plano, TX), Todd Lehmann (Allen, TX), Wei Zhao (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): iNEMSOFT, Inc. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16454711 on 06/27/2019 (614 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a trigger to dynamically modify a serving site of a communication endpoint, wherein the communication endpoint is registered to receive digital communication service from a first serving site. The method further includes determining a stored serving-site selection policy applicable to the communication endpoint. The method also includes selecting a second serving site for the communication endpoint based, at least part, on a stored serving-site selection policy. Also, the method includes determining endpoint-configuration requirements of the second serving site. Furthermore, the method includes dynamically generating endpoint configurations that satisfy the endpoint-configuration requirements of the second serving site. Moreover, the method includes writing the generated endpoint configurations to the communication endpoint. Additionally, the method includes causing the communication endpoint to register to receive digital communication service from the second serving site in place of the first serving site.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Configurable codebook for advanced CSI feedback overhead reduction
Patent No. 10939389 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Christopher Weisberg, P.A. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15759063 on 08/11/2017 (1299 days app to issue)

Abstract: Network nodes, wireless devices and methods of reducing signaling overhead are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes transmitting to the wireless device at least one power threshold parameter to be used by the wireless device to determine a number of beams to be included in a multi-beam precoder codebook and transmitting to the wireless device a signal to interference plus noise ratio (SINR) to be used by the wireless device to determine to use one of a single beam precoder and a multiple beam precoder.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for coverage enhancements of broadcast channels
Patent No. 10939411 

Inventor(s): Ying Li (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16449266 on 06/21/2019 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: A base station transmits and a UE detects broadcast information when the UE operates in a Coverage Enhancement (CE) mode. The base station transmits repetitions of signaling conveying broadcast information in one or more subframes of each frame in a quadruple of frames. The transmission is intermittent in time. To detect the broadcast information, the UE blindly combines and decodes the repetitions of signaling assuming their existence. The base station informs the pattern for the intermittent transmissions of the signaling to UEs connected to the base station or to other base stations.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for determining a mobility rating of a base station
Patent No. 10939444 

Inventor(s): Krishna K. Bellamkonda (Roanoke, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16570026 on 09/13/2019 (536 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may determine a coverage area associated with a base station. The device may determine a handover weight associated with one or more user equipments (UEs) connected to the base station in the coverage area, wherein the handover weight indicates a degree of mobility of the one or more UEs. The device may identify a geographic region associated with the coverage area and may determine information concerning the geographic region that includes information concerning one or more roads in the geographic region. The device may determine a mobility rating associated with the coverage area based on the handover weight or the information concerning the geographic region. The device may select a beam management profile based on the mobility rating and may send the beam management profile to a different device to allow the different device to control the base station according to the beam management profile.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Optical window with integrated temperature sensing
Patent No. 10939596 

Inventor(s): Catherine Trent (Allen, TX), Gary A. Frazier (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lando Anastasi, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16537214 on 08/09/2019 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for measuring and optionally adjusting the temperature profile of an optical window. In one example, an optical window with integrated temperature sensing functionality includes a first window layer of an optically transparent material, a second window layer of the optically transparent material, an electromagnetic interference shielding grid disposed between the first and second window layers and including a first electrically conductive structure and a second electrically conductive structure, and a thermally sensitive material disposed between the first and second electrically conductive structures, the thermally sensitive material having an electrical property that varies as a function of temperature.

[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

Container
Patent No. D911843 

Inventor(s): Merrilee Kick (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29708953 on 10/10/2019 (509 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Portable tool controller
Patent No. D911960 

Inventor(s): Abhishek Vinod Vazrekar (Saginaw, MI), Kevin Le (Richland Hills, TX), Tom Le (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Luraco, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29672317 on 12/04/2018 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Integrated dual display sensor
Patent No. D912139 

Inventor(s): Dallas Nash (Frisco, TX), Michael Menefee (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): AVODAH, INC. (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29678367 on 01/28/2019 (764 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Disposable air and water valve for an endoscope
Patent No. D912245 

Inventor(s): Dina Grudo (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Medivators Inc. (Minneapolis, MN)
Law Firm: Sorell, Lenna Schmidt, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29623721 on 10/26/2017 (1223 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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

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

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

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

Get on the list.
Dallas Innovates, every day. 

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

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