Dallas Invents: 129 Patents Granted for Week of May 10

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

Patents granted include:
Alcon's intraocular lens injector
Balanced Media Technology's platform for collaborative processing of computing tasks
Bank of America's user authentication using tokens
Booster Fuels' refueling vehicle
Brius Technologies' teeth repositioning
C-Hear's encoding image data and other data types into one data format and decoding of same
Essilor's optical lens for correcting color vision
iSchemaView's analytical detection of aneurysms
McKesson High Volume Solutions' computer system for pill dispensing devices
Parsec Technologies' Emergency portable hot spot with antennas built into cover
Tips ETips' nail manicure tips for enabling use of a touchscreen device

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 May 10, 2022 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 11
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 18
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 3
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 12
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 5
G: PHYSICS 32
H: ELECTRICITY 32
DESIGN: 15


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 12
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 7
Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (Houston) 6
Traxxas (McKinney) 5
Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ) 4
SanDisk Technologies (Addison) 3
SL IP COMPANY LLC (Dallas) 3
Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) 3

UNASSIGNED 13


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney) 4
Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett) 3
Art Eckstein (Frisco) 2
Douglas Brent Wensrich (Bedford) 2
Gregory Lee Horne (Euless) 2
Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound) 2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Teeth repositioning systems and methods
Patent No. 11324572 

Inventor(s): James Sylvester Wratten, Jr. (Waterville, NY, US), Seyed Mehdi Roein Peikar (Addison, TX, US)
Assignee(s): BRIUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Carrollton, TX, US)
Law Firm: Fortem IP LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17249255 on 02/25/2021 (439 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods of repositioning teeth, using one or more appliances for installing on a patient”s teeth are described. The appliance includes an arch shaped member; a plurality of spring members coupled to or provided on the arch shaped member; and a plurality of securing members for securing to a corresponding plurality of the patient”s teeth on a one-to-one basis, the securing members being supported by the arch shaped member. The arch shaped member and the plurality of springs, together, comprise a two dimensional structure having a length dimension and a width dimension with varying widths along the length dimension, that is bent into a three dimensional structure.

[A61C] DENTISTRY; APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR ORAL OR DENTAL HYGIENE (non-driven toothbrushes A46B; preparations for dentistry A61K 6/00; preparations for cleaning the teeth or mouth A61K 8/00, A61Q 11/00)


Intraocular lens injector
Patent No. 11324589 

Inventor(s): Douglas Brent Wensrich (Bedford, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16507144 on 07/10/2019 (1035 days app to issue)

Abstract: IOL injectors and associated methods are described. An IOL injector may include a collapsible portion configured to reduce the length of the IOL injector when the collapsible portion is altered from an uncollapsed configuration to a collapsed configuration. In some instances, an IOL may be advanced from a storage location to a dwell location when the collapsible portion is altered from the uncollapsed configuration to the collapsed configuration. An IOL injector may include one or more of a hydraulic damper and a ribbed damper.

[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]


Collapsing push injector with hydraulic damping
Patent No. 11324590 

Inventor(s): Douglas Brent Wensrich (Bedford, TX, US), Sudarshan B. Singh (Euless, TX, US), Todd Taber (Keller, TX, US), Yinghui Wu (Cedar Hill, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16711981 on 12/12/2019 (880 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for inserting an intraocular lens (IOL) assembly into an eye may be provided. A device for delivery of the IOL into the eye may include a housing; a nozzle operatively coupled to the housing; a first cylinder movably disposed within the housing; a second cylinder movably disposed within the housing, wherein the second cylinder is in fluid communication with the first cylinder; a plunger at least partially and movably disposed within the first cylinder; and a shaft movably disposed within the second cylinder, wherein the shaft is configured to move toward the lens component.

[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]


Sterically stabilized carrier for aerosol therapeutics, compositions and methods for treating the respiratory tract of a mammal
Patent No. 11324698 

Inventor(s): Pattisapu Ram Jogi Gangadharam (Irving, TX, US)
Assignee(s): VGSK Technologies, Inc. (Madison, WI, US)
Law Firm: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16856349 on 04/23/2020 (747 days app to issue)

Abstract: The application disclosure provides a sterically stabilized liposome carrier encapsulating a selected drug for the aerosol delivery of the drug effectual in the treatment of a mammal, a composition containing the sterically stabilized liposome carrier and the selected drug effective for the treatment of airway hypersensitivity and inflammation such as of the lungs of a mammal as an aerosol, and a method of treatment using the composition. The composition disclosed herein provides effective treatment for the longer of a period of time at least twice as long as the selected drug alone or up to at least one week.

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


Positive airway pressure system with integrated oxygen
Patent No. 11324904 

Inventor(s): Robert M. Rauker (Plano, TX, US)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Panitch Schwarze Belisario Nadel LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16088319 on 03/24/2017 (1873 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device and a system that delivers continuous positive airway pressure in conjunction with oxygen delivery is disclosed. The system is portable so that patients may be mobile and conveniently travel. Several means are disclosed for integrating oxygen production into a positive airway pressure (PAP) device, including oxygen production machinery entirely integrated into the PAP housing, oxygen production machinery that mates with a PAP device but which may operate independently, and where portions of the oxygen production machinery are located in the PAP housing and other portions (for example, the compressor) are located in a separate module, such as, for example, an AC-to-DC power conversion module.

[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]


Apparatus for minimally-invasive prevention and treatment of hydrocephalus and method for use of same
Patent No. 11324933 

Inventor(s): Frederick H. Sklar (Dallas, TX, US)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17510680 on 10/26/2021 (196 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for minimally-invasive, including non-invasive, prevention and/or treatment of hydrocephalus and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the apparatus, a housing is sized for superjacent contact with a skull having a fontanel. Within the housing, a compartment includes a pressure applicator, such as a fluid-filled bladder, under the control of a pressure regulator. The pressure applicator is configured to selectively apply an external pressure to the fontanel. The compartment includes a pressure sensor configured to measure intracranial pulse pressure of the fontanel. Further, in one embodiment, the apparatus can cause pulse pressure modulation by adjusting the intracranial pulse pressure via the pressure applicator. This enables a non-invasive measurement of the pulse pressure and modulation thereof in infants, for example.

[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]


Surfing glove
Patent No. 11325006 

Inventor(s): Michael Larranaga (Coppell, TX, US)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16821468 on 03/17/2020 (784 days app to issue)

Abstract: Enhanced surfing by means of waterproof gloves which provide lifting pads spanning the width of the palm from the base of the thumb and terminating near the pinky, or also extending across the upper palm finger pads if desirable, while secured tightly at the wrist. The padding is contoured and rises to prescribed height starting at the base of the wrist, rising to the maximum height near the base of the palm, and then returning to level with the hand inside the palm. Similarly, narrower finger pads will follow a similar contour but will have less height than the palm pad. The padding provides a resilient, rebound boost to aid surfers in quickly rising to their feet while simultaneously creating more clearance between a surfer”s torso and board to allow for a heightened swing arch to create forward distance for initial foot positioning and added takeoff momentum.

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


Golf training device
Patent No. 11325015 

Inventor(s): Kerry Modawell (Granbury, TX, US)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17128119 on 12/20/2020 (506 days app to issue)

Abstract: A golf training device comprising a base platform and a golf-ball platform that are interconnected with a telescoping, extendable rail. The base platform provides an area on which a golfer assumes a stance when addressing a golf ball. The rail is constructed with a rigid but pliable material that twists and contorts when a golfer is standing on the base platform. Therefore, the golfer must remain completely balanced while addressing the ball and swinging the club to prevent the platform from wobbling uncontrollably. The base platform is mounted on a turntable that allows a golfer to rotate the base platform between a first orientation where balance must be maintained in a direction parallel to the shoulders and a second orientation where balance must be maintained in a direction perpendicular to the shoulders.

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


Single actuation goggle positioning mounting assembly
Patent No. 11327291 

Inventor(s): David Alan Vogler (Rochester, NY, US), John F. Kasper (Farmington, NY, US), Keith D. Damick (Ontario, NY, US), Victor Appel (Lynchburg, VA, US)
Assignee(s): ELBIT SYSTEMS OF AMERICA, LLC (Fort Worth, TX, US)
Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16450596 on 06/24/2019 (1051 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mounting device having a mounting assembly for mounting a pair of goggles to a helmet is provided. The mounting assembly is configured to provide at least three degrees of freedom of movement using one or more actuation mechanisms for locking and unlocking a position of the mounting device. The number of actuation mechanisms is less than a number of degrees of freedom. In some aspects, the number of actuation mechanisms is one. A rotation base connects the mounting assembly to the helmet, and a goggle linkage connects the mounting assembly to the goggles. Various single actuation mechanisms, including a sliding mechanism, a friction-based wire/brake mechanism, and a floating friction brake mechanism, are provided.

[A42B] HATS; HEAD COVERINGS (headbands, head-scarves A41D 20/00, A41D 23/00)


Nail manicure tips for enabling use of a touchscreen device, and method therefor
Patent No. 11327565 

Inventor(s): Malissa Malugani (Plano, TX, US), Sylvia Ribordy (Plano, TX, US)
Assignee(s): TIPS-E TIPS LLC (Plano, TX, US)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16154586 on 10/08/2018 (1310 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cotton strip is adhered to a piece of aluminum foil, and aluminum foil is wrapped onto a mold simulating a finger, with the cotton strip on an interior side of the foil. Self-adherent fabric is wrapped around the foil on the mold. The self-adherent fabric is then treated with an electrically conductive solution, such as an electrolyte. The tip, including cotton, foil, fabric, and solution, is then formed into a sealed electrically conductive tip ready for use. At the time of use, acetone is applied to the cotton strip via a dropper or comparable mechanism, and the tip is placed on a finger to initiate the removal of nail polish, gel nail polish, or a nail overlay from a natural fingernail. The removal process enables use of a cell phone or other device with a touchscreen during the process.

[A45D] HAIRDRESSING OR SHAVING EQUIPMENT; MANICURING OR OTHER COSMETIC TREATMENT (wigs, toupees, or the like A41G 3/00, A41G 5/00; hairdressers’ chairs A47C 1/04; hair cutting appliances, razors B26B)


 

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

Microwave synthesis of lithium thiophosphate composite materials
Patent No. 11325096 

Inventor(s): Erika Nagai (Toyota, , JP), John Muldoon (Saline, MI, US), Keita Niitani (Canton, MI, US), Koji Suto (Ann Arbor, MI, US), Patrick J. Bonnick (Ann Arbor, MI, US)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX, US)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16043944 on 07/24/2018 (1386 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microwave induced solvothermal method to prepare lithium thiophosphate composites including -Li[subscript]3[/subscript]PS[subscript]4 [/subscript]and crystalline Li[subscript]7[/subscript]P[subscript]3[/subscript]S[subscript]11 [/subscript]is provided. The method is scaleable to commercial size production.

[B01J] CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS, COLLOID CHEMISTRY; THEIR RELEVANT APPARATUS (processes or apparatus for specific applications, see the relevant places for these processes or apparatus, e.g. F26B 3/08) [2]


Resonant frequency tracking and control
Patent No. 11325154 

Inventor(s): Supriyo Palit (Kolkata, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16669202 on 10/30/2019 (923 days app to issue)

Abstract: For a resonator system such as a (haptic) LRA, a methodology for resonant frequency (F[b]0[/b]) tracking/control with continuous resonator drive, based on estimating back-emf, including estimating resonator resistance based at least in part on the sensed resonator drive signals, with back-emf estimated based at least in part on the sensed resonator drive signals and the estimated resonator resistance. A phase difference is detected between the resonator drive signals, and the estimated back-emf signals, generating control for resonator drive frequency, which can be used to iteratively adjust the resonator drive frequency until phase coherent with the estimated back-emf signals (F[b]0[/b] lock), such as for driving the resonator at or near a resonant frequency. An amplitude control loop can be used to iteratively adjust resonator drive amplitude based on a difference between estimated back-emf and a target back-emf derived from a rated back-emf and the resonator frequency resonant frequency.

[B06B] GENERATING OR TRANSMITTING MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS IN GENERAL (for particular physical or chemical processes, see the relevant subclasses, e.g. B07B 1/40, B22C 19/06, B23Q 17/12, B24B 31/06, E01C 19/22; measurement of mechanical vibrations, including the combination of generation and measurement, G01H; systems using reflection or reradiation of acoustic waves G01S 15/00; generating seismic energy for prospecting G01V 1/02; control of mechanical vibrations G05D 19/00; methods or devices for transmitting, conducting or directing sound, in general G10K 11/00; synthesis of acoustic waves G10K 15/02; piezo-electric, electrostrictive or magnetostrictive elements H01L 41/00; motors with vibrating magnet, armature or coil H02K 33/00; motors using piezo-electric effect, electrostriction or magnetostriction H02N 2/00; generation of electrical oscillations H03B; electromechanical resonators as resonant circuit elements H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R) [2]


Metal spring return and method
Patent No. 11325270 

Inventor(s): Aaron G. Cantrell (Northampton, MA, US), Craig A. Provost (Boston, MA, US), John W. Griffin (Moultonborough, NH, US), William E. Tucker (Attleboro, MA, US)
Assignee(s): SL IP COMPANY LLC (Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: Leber IP Law (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15120222 on 03/13/2015 (2615 days app to issue)

Abstract: A replaceable shaving assembly including a blade unit and an interface element configured to removeably connect the blade unit to a handle, on which the blade unit is pivotably mounted, the interface element including a return element configured to provide a return force between the blade unit and handle, the return element including a metal leaf spring.

[B26B] HAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (for harvesting A01D; for horticulture, for forestry A01G; for butchering or meat treatment A22; for manufacturing or repairing footwear A43D; nail clippers or cutters A45D 29/02; kitchen equipment A47J; for surgical purposes A61B 17/00; for metal B23D; cutting by abrasive fluid jets B24C 5/02; plier-like tools with cutting edges B25B 7/22; pincers B25C 11/02; handles for hand implements, in general B25G; guillotine-type cutters B26D; for erasing B43L 19/00; for textile materials D06H)


Shaving systems
Patent No. 11325271 

Inventor(s): Dougals R. Kohring (Arrowsic, ME, US), William E. Tucker (Attleboro, MA, US)
Assignee(s): SL IP COMPANY LLC (Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: Leber IP Law (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16632102 on 06/08/2018 (1432 days app to issue)

Abstract: Shaving razors and shaving assemblies for wet shaving, including a blade unit pivotably mounted on an interface element, are disclosed. Pivoting of the blade unit is accomplished using a shell bearing arrangement in which the shell bearing member is provided on an interface element. An elastomeric return element is provided to bias the blade unit towards a rest position.

[B26B] HAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (for harvesting A01D; for horticulture, for forestry A01G; for butchering or meat treatment A22; for manufacturing or repairing footwear A43D; nail clippers or cutters A45D 29/02; kitchen equipment A47J; for surgical purposes A61B 17/00; for metal B23D; cutting by abrasive fluid jets B24C 5/02; plier-like tools with cutting edges B25B 7/22; pincers B25C 11/02; handles for hand implements, in general B25G; guillotine-type cutters B26D; for erasing B43L 19/00; for textile materials D06H)


Shaving systems
Patent No. 11325272 

Inventor(s): Dougals R. Kohring (Arrowsic, ME, US), William E. Tucker (Attleboro, MA, US)
Assignee(s): SL IP COMPANY LLC (Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: Leber IP Law (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16632125 on 06/26/2018 (1414 days app to issue)

Abstract: Shaving razors and shaving assemblies for wet shaving are disclosed, which include a blade unit pivotably mounted on arms extending from an interface element. The arms have features that allow them to flex, in some cases in a differential manner depending on the direction of applied forces.

[B26B] HAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (for harvesting A01D; for horticulture, for forestry A01G; for butchering or meat treatment A22; for manufacturing or repairing footwear A43D; nail clippers or cutters A45D 29/02; kitchen equipment A47J; for surgical purposes A61B 17/00; for metal B23D; cutting by abrasive fluid jets B24C 5/02; plier-like tools with cutting edges B25B 7/22; pincers B25C 11/02; handles for hand implements, in general B25G; guillotine-type cutters B26D; for erasing B43L 19/00; for textile materials D06H)


Method for compactly folding paper and product
Patent No. 11325337 

Inventor(s): Ruben Luviano (Fort Worth, TX, US), Tom Miller (Fort Worth, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Platinum Press, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX, US)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16476036 on 09/14/2018 (1334 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of folding a sheet of paper. The method includes: folding the sheet of paper into an accordion shape comprising a plurality of pleats and collapsing the pleats to form a strip; folding the strip about in half to form a first folded strip; folding the first folded strip about a point that is about two-thirds a length of the first folded strip to form a second folded strip comprising an exposed portion that is about a third the length of the first folded strip; and folding the second folded strip about in half to form a third folded strip.

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


Battery mounting bracket for heavy duty vehicle
Patent No. 11325453 

Inventor(s): Scott A. Friedman (Dallas, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX, US)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16718677 on 12/18/2019 (874 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mounting system is provided for positioning a battery in a vehicle, particularly between frame rails of a vehicle chassis. The system includes a battery housing that may include a base portion on which at least one battery is placed, a cover portion, and a side wall perimeter portion extending between the base portion and cover portion. A plurality of mounting brackets are coupled to the battery housing and configured for removably securing the battery housing to a structural component of the vehicle in a manner that allows for limited movement of the structural component, such as minor twisting of frame rails, without the displacement of the battery housing. Each mounting bracket may include at least one flexible portion that is elastically positioned to conform to a shape of at least a portion of the structural component. Methods for securing the battery housing in a vehicle chassis are also disclosed.

[B60K] ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS IN VEHICLES; AUXILIARY DRIVES FOR VEHICLES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST OR FUEL SUPPLY OF PROPULSION UNITS IN VEHICLES [2006.01]


Cover assembly for service plug socket
Patent No. 11325481 

Inventor(s): Jeff M. Collins (Davisburg, MI, US)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX, US)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16601872 on 10/15/2019 (938 days app to issue)

Abstract: Discloses embodiments disclosed relate to a cover assembly adapted to be mounted on a service plug socket of a high voltage battery. The assembly includes a brace member including a nesting feature to engage the service plug socket and a first opening for receiving a locking device, and a clamping member, slidably attached to the brace member to move between an open position and a closed position, the clamping member including a second opening for receiving the locking device. The clamping member and the brace member define a cavity, configured to receive the service plug socket, that reduces in size as the clamping member slides from the open position to the closed position. When the service plug socket is inserted in the cavity and the cover assembly is closed, the nesting feature engages with the service plug socket to prevent separation of the cover assembly from the service plug socket.

[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]


Recovery unit for recovering vehicles
Patent No. 11325518 

Inventor(s): James D. Bennett, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX, US)
Assignee(s): CGB Holdings, L.L.C. (Kennedale, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17148878 on 01/14/2021 (481 days app to issue)

Abstract: A recovery system for recovering wrecked vehicles in difficult-to-access locations generally includes a frame, a front plate, a rear plate with a mounting system for mounting the recovery system to an operating vehicle, a guide shaft and guide wheel, a boom assembly, a horse head assembly mounted in a cable sleeve in a pivot end of the boom assembly, a winch, and a cable running from the winch over and along the boom and through the horse head assembly. The horse head assembly generally includes a clevis, a clevis pin, a sheave wheel, and a cable guide. The clevis preferably rotates within the cable sleeve with respect to the boom assembly, the cable guide preferably pivots on top of the boom assembly, and the sheave wheel and cable guide preferably freely rotate on the clevis pin and preferably translate along the clevis pin.

[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)


Electronic stability management for oversteer engagement based on sensor data
Patent No. 11325596 

Inventor(s): Ethan W. Pomish (Livonia, MI, US), Miles J. Johnson (Ann Arbor, MI, US)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX, US)
Law Firm: Jordan IP Law, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16897625 on 06/10/2020 (699 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods relate to technology to control one or more systems to mitigate an oversteer condition of a vehicle or allow the oversteer condition, identify a curve in a roadway based on sensor data associated with the vehicle, based on the curve in the roadway, conduct an identification that the oversteer condition is to be allowed for at least a portion of the curve, and in response to the identification that the oversteer condition is to be allowed, controlling the one or more systems to allow the oversteer condition for the at least the portion of the curve.

[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]


Apparatus and method for dispensing a lubricant to the rail and determining the amount of lubricant dispensed and remaining
Patent No. 11325621 

Inventor(s): Steve D. Anderson (Rockwall, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Whitmore Manufacturing, LLC (Rockwall, TX, US)
Law Firm: Jones Delflache LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16612506 on 05/14/2018 (1457 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved method and apparatus for determining the amount of lubricant dispensed to a rail, adjusting the amount of available lubricant for dispensing based on the amount of lubricant remaining, and advising the operator of same. The apparatus includes a reservoir of lubricant suspended from a load beam having load cells communicating with a microprocessor and a controller to determine the amount of lubricant remaining within the reservoir on a real-time basis as lubricant is dispersed. The method includes the determination of the amount of lubricant remaining and, following dispensing additional lubricant, re-determining the amount of lubricant remaining. In this manner, an operator may prepare a schedule for replenishment of the reservoirs of various lubricating stations based on feedback of the remaining amount of lubricant remaining. Thus, an operator may predict track downtime for refilling of a plurality of lubricating stations and schedule such to minimized track downtime.

[B61K] OTHER AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT FOR RAILWAYS (energy-storing brakes B61H; protection of permanent way against weather influences E01B; rail cleaning, snow ploughs E01H)


Reconfigurable bed rack system and method
Patent No. 11325664 

Inventor(s): Christopher Faustmann (Dallas, TX, US), Mark Hanson (Dallas, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Overkill Motorsports, Inc. (Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16903671 on 06/17/2020 (692 days app to issue)

Abstract: A reconfigurable bed rack system and methods of manufacture and use that is dynamic, adaptable, lightweight, and easy to install are provided. The bed rack system may include a plurality of U-shaped modular telescoping support structures that allow for a height adjustment to the rack without uninstalling the rack from the truck bed. Through the telescoping feature of the U-shaped support structures, a height dimension of the bed rack system may be increased or decreased. One or more side and/or upper rails may extend between the plurality of U-shaped modular telescoping supports for attaching one or more mounting brackets to secure equipment, tools and/or supplies to the bed rack system. The rack system may also include a tire hoist bracket assembly including a hoisting system to store a spare tire against an upper, inner surface of the rack system.

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


Ducted fans having edgewise flow augmentation
Patent No. 11325699 

Inventor(s): Daniel Bryan Robertson (Southlake, TX, US), Kirk Landon Groninga (Keller, TX, US), Matthew Edward Louis (Fort Worth, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI, US)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16833618 on 03/29/2020 (772 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ducted fan assembly for generating thrust during edgewise forward flight. The ducted fan assembly includes a duct having an inlet with a leading portion and a diffuser with a trailing portion during the edgewise forward flight. A fan disposed within the duct is configured to rotate relative to the duct about a fan axis to generate an airflow through the duct from the inlet to the diffuser. An active flow control system includes a plurality of injectors including a first injector configured to inject pressurized air substantially tangential with the leading portion of the inlet and a second injector configured to inject pressurized air substantially tangential with the trailing portion of the diffuser such that when the injectors are injecting pressurized air, flow separation of the airflow at the leading portion of the inlet and the trailing portion of the diffuser is reduced.

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


Lift engine auxiliary thrust system for stop fold aircraft
Patent No. 11325719 

Inventor(s): Christopher Edward Foskey (Keller, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI, US)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16792997 on 02/18/2020 (812 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a selectable drive system that allows a rotor gearbox to send torque to a proprotor assembly and/or through a multiplier planetary gear set to a pylon-mounted ducted fan thrust unit. The rotor drive system may be a stop-fold system in which rotor blades can be folded when not rotating. This allows a normally idle lift engine to provide additional aircraft thrust during cruise where an aircraft is typically using only a dedicated thrust engine for high speed flight. An inline engage/disengage actuator or ”shift fork” on the rotor gearbox is used to select the torque-output direction. The multiplier planetary gear set increases the output RPM that is received from the rotor gearbox and that is applied to the thrust fan unit.

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


Spray canister dispenser
Patent No. 11325773 

Inventor(s): Craig Self (Rockwall, TX, US), Jeffery Jay Chaney (Terrell, TX, US)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Argus Intellectual Enterprise (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17365407 on 07/01/2021 (313 days app to issue)

Abstract: A spray canister dispenser for mounting to a spray canister to allow for more convenient actuation of a nozzle. The spray canister dispenser includes a housing that removably mounts to an upper end of a spray canister. A first channel is disposed on an interior sidewall of the housing and can align with a lip of the spray canister to selectively couple thereto. An actuator assembly having a trigger handle and an actuator extends from a moveable plate secured to the housing and can transition between a dispensing and resting configuration. In the dispensing configuration, the actuator is forced against a spray canister nozzle to dispense substance therefrom. In use, the trigger handle is positioned on a forward side of the spray canister, wherein the housing is on a rearward side of the canister. An aperture is disposed within the trigger handle to allow the substance to be dispensed therethrough.

[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


Valve for a gravity-feed silo tank fueling system
Patent No. 11325825 

Inventor(s): Christopher Cole Ortowski (Fort Worth, TX, US), Cody Joe Ortowski (Fort Worth, TX, US), David Lee Arnoldy (Sanger, TX, US), Jarrett Thomas Wilson (Fort Worth, TX, US), John Edward Saville (Denton, TX, US)
Assignee(s): ORTEQ ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Gainesville, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17478941 on 10/07/2021 (215 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fleet refueling silo tank system gravity feeds fuel through hoses to fleet units without requiring pressurizing pumps. A specialized valve at the fleet unit fuel tank prevents vapor escape and admits fuel at low, gravity-feed pressures. The valve includes a valve body with an upper end and a lower end, the upper end adapted to engage a cap which affixes the valve body to the fuel tank fill mouth. Below the cap, a fuel cut-off plunger and seat selectively interrupt fuel flow through the mouth by responding to a buoyant float extending coaxially beneath the valve body and into the fuel tank. Linkage coupled to the plunger extends through the valve body to the float, and roller bearings within the valve body engage a shaft extending from the float coaxially into the lower end of the valve body.

[B67D] DISPENSING, DELIVERING, OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (cleaning pipes or tubes or systems of pipes or tubes B08B 9/02; emptying or filling of bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels, or similar containers, not otherwise provided for B67C; water supply E03; pipe systems F17D; domestic hot-water supply systems F24D; measuring volume, volume flow, mass flow or liquid level, metering by volume G01F; coin-freed or like apparatus G07F) [5]


Refueling vehicle
Patent No. 11325826 

Inventor(s): David Espinoza (Granbury, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Booster Fuels, Inc. (San Mateo, CA, US)
Law Firm: Weaver Austin Villeneuve Sampson LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16683094 on 11/13/2019 (909 days app to issue)

Abstract: A refueling vehicle may have a front fuel dispensing module with at least one or more hoses for dispensing fuel product from the fuel tank to an external tank. The front fuel dispensing module is located between the cab and the fuel tank containing the fuel product.

[B67D] DISPENSING, DELIVERING, OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (cleaning pipes or tubes or systems of pipes or tubes B08B 9/02; emptying or filling of bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels, or similar containers, not otherwise provided for B67C; water supply E03; pipe systems F17D; domestic hot-water supply systems F24D; measuring volume, volume flow, mass flow or liquid level, metering by volume G01F; coin-freed or like apparatus G07F) [5]


Impact media sharing
Patent No. 11328737 

Inventor(s): Stephen Paul McFarland, Jr. (Allen, TX, US)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17017476 on 09/10/2020 (607 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of associating a transport with an impact in proximity to one or more other transports, transmitting, by a device in proximity to the impact, media related to the impact, receiving, by a server, the media, determining, by the server, one or more sounds based on the media, and associating, by the server, the one or more sounds with one or more of the transport and the one or more other transports.

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


 

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

Small molecule inducers of autophagy
Patent No. 11325898 

Inventor(s): Beth Levine (Dallas, TX, US), Jef De Brabander (Dallas, TX, US), Qiren Liang (Dallas, TX, US), Wei-Chung Chiang (Dallas, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17112980 on 12/04/2020 (522 days app to issue)

Abstract: Small molecule disruptors of Beclin-1/Bcl-2 protein-protein interactions induce autophagy and hence are useful for treating a variety of indications where stimulation of autophagy is therapeutically useful, including cancer, infection immunity, neurodegeneration, longevity.

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


Utilizing packed columns for asphalt air blowing
Patent No. 11326107 

Inventor(s): Denis Muki Tibah (Waxahachie, TX, US)
Assignee(s): BUILDING MATERIALS INVESTMENT CORPORATION (Wilmington, DE, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16800352 on 02/25/2020 (805 days app to issue)

Abstract: It has been discovered that the efficiency of asphalt blow stills (reactor columns) can be improved by filling the blow still with various types of packing material, such as metal or glass spheres (or other rigid materials). The packing material acts to reduce air bubble size and improve the dispersion of the air bubbles throughout the asphalt. This increases the total surface area per unit volume of the air bubbles and promotes a faster processing time. The packing material also increases the contact time between the air bubbles and the asphalt which further results in improved efficiency and reduced blow times. This is beneficial because faster processing times can be achieved resulting in more efficient use of equipment, higher levels of productivity, lower energy requirements, cost savings, reduced blow loss, and reduced thermal history to which the asphalt is exposed.

[C10C] WORKING-UP TAR, PITCH, ASPHALT, BITUMEN; PYROLIGNEOUS ACID


Photoelectrochemical devices, methods, and systems with a cupric oxide/cuprous oxide coated electrode
Patent No. 11326263 

Inventor(s): Brian Dennis (Arlington, TX, US), Homayon Homayoni (Arlington, TX, US), Krishnan Rajeshwar (Arlington, TX, US), Norma Tacconi (Arlington, TX, US), Wilaiwan Chanmanee (Arlington, TX, US)
Assignee(s): THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX, US)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16353183 on 03/14/2019 (1153 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to nanocomposites of CuO/Cu[subscript]2[/subscript]O and continuous flow solar reactors. The nanocomposites can be utilized as a photocatalyst and can be incorporated into photoelectrochemical devices. The described devices, systems, and methods can be used for converting CO[subscript]2 [/subscript]into one or more alcohols and other small organics with the use of solar energy and electricity. Other embodiments are described.

[C25B] ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COMPOUNDS OR NON- METALS; APPARATUS THEREFOR (anodic or cathodic protection C23F 13/00; single-crystal growth C30B) [2]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Smart self-cleaning bathroom
Patent No. 11326331 

Inventor(s): Eraina Shanel Coakley (Lewisville, TX, US)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Grell Watson Patent Attorneys LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16839754 on 04/03/2020 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: The Coakley Smart Self-Cleaning Bathroom is designed to quickly, efficiently, and safely clean and disinfect bathrooms. This technology can significantly benefit businesses (including restaurants, hotels, etc.), hospitals, airplanes, trains, residences, etc. It would eliminate manual labor in bathroom cleaning, saving time and resources; the technology would also be more efficient in cleaning than a human. Finally, safety features would be implemented to ensure the safety of humans in the proximity.

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


In-frame shear wall
Patent No. 11326344 

Inventor(s): Cheng Yu (Southlake, TX, US)
Assignee(s): VERCO DECKING, INC. (Phoenix, AZ, US)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17084189 on 10/29/2020 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to structural panel systems, and in particular in-frame fluted panel systems. The in-frame fluted panel systems allow for improved strength and/or ductility within a reduced wall thickness by installing the fluted panels within the framing of the support members in various configurations. The in-frame fluted panel systems further allows for easier construction and lower costs than conventional systems that have fluted panels located outside of the support members.

[E04B] GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS; WALLS, e.g. PARTITIONS; ROOFS; FLOORS; CEILINGS; INSULATION OR OTHER PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS (border constructions of openings in walls, floors, or ceilings E06B 1/00)


Floor element for forming a floor covering, a floor covering, and a method for manufacturing a floor element
Patent No. 11326357 

Inventor(s): Claudio Caselli (Dallas, TX, US), Rahul Patki (Richardson, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Daltile Corporation (Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16937754 on 07/24/2020 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: A floor element for forming a floor covering, the floor element comprising a decorative layer comprising a brittle material, and a resin material that permeates a lower surface of the decorative layer.

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


Apparatuses, systems, and methods for latching objects
Patent No. 11326370 

Inventor(s): Pat G. Vitztum (Fort Worth, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD, US)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16427110 on 05/30/2019 (1076 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes a first object, a second object, and a latch. The latch includes a worm gear, a spur gear, and a lever arm. The spur gear rotates in response to rotating the worm gear. The lever arm rotates in response to rotating the spur gear. The first object latches to the second object in response to rotating the lever arm.

[E05B] LOCKS; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR; HANDCUFFS


Flexible smart release tool
Patent No. 11326408 

Inventor(s): Bryan William Kasperski (Carrollton, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX, US)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15328390 on 08/22/2014 (2818 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flexible smart release tool enables a control unit at the surface to individually communicate with release tools that are located downhole. The release tools may be individually addressed using a unique logical identifier. Thus, a specific release tool may be sent a command to release an attached downhole tool string at any time. The release tool may include control logic for receiving the command and using an onboard clock for timing of activation of a release interface, as optionally specified in the command. A heartbeat function may be implemented between the release tool and the control unit.

[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]


Frac plug setting tool with triggered ball release capability
Patent No. 11326409 

Inventor(s): Tyler Norman (Carrollton, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX, US)
Law Firm: McAfee Taft (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16636224 on 09/06/2017 (1707 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole tool and process for introducing the downhole tool into a wellbore are provided wherein the downhole tool includes an occlusion-releasing tool. The occlusion-releasing tool contains an occlusion until such time as it is needed in a frac plug to prevent flow in one direction in the wellbore. The occlusion is released from the occlusion-releasing tool by fluid flow through the occlusion-releasing tool. The fluid flow acts directly on the occlusion to provide sufficient pressure to release the occlusion from a mechanical retainer.

[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]


Debris tolerant flux guided downhole rotating machine
Patent No. 11326419 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX, US), Richard Decena Ornelaz (Frisco, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX, US)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16440637 on 06/13/2019 (1062 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole rotating machine includes a stator having stator windings and corresponding magnetic flux guides and a rotor having a plurality of magnets configured to cooperate with the stator windings and the corresponding magnetic flux guides to generate a magnetic field in a magnetic gap that is substantially parallel to an axis of rotation of the rotor, wherein the magnetic gap provides a magnetic gap separation between the plurality of magnets and the corresponding magnetic flux guides that is at least five percent of an overall diameter of the downhole rotating machine. A method of operating a downhole tool in a wellbore and a downhole tool are also provided.

[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]


Gravel pack flow control using swellable metallic material
Patent No. 11326420 

Inventor(s): Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX, US)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17066262 on 10/08/2020 (579 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gravel pack flow path used to flow slurry fluids during a gravel pack phase may be closed or at least limited with a swellable metallic material prior to a production phase. An example apparatus may include a base pipe, a screen disposed about the base pipe, an inflow control device having an ICD flow path in fluid communication with an outer annulus between the screen and base pipe. The gravel pack flow path defined in part by perforations in a base pipe or by a secondary housing. A swellable metallic material is activated to close the gravel pack flow path in response to a reactive fluid.

[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]


Proppant transport efficiency system and method
Patent No. 11326421 

Inventor(s): James A. Rollins (Lipan, TX, US), John T. Hardesty (Fort Worth, TX, US), Kevin Wutherich (Millsap, TX, US), Ross Harvey (Millsap, TX, US), Wenbo Yang (Kennedale, TX, US)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX, US)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17018497 on 09/11/2020 (606 days app to issue)

Abstract: A perforating gun system with at least one gun. Each of the perforating guns have charges disposed in a gun carrier that are angled to the longitudinal axis of the gun to achieve a predetermined proppant transport profile into clusters within a stage in a well casing. The perforation tunnels may also have burrs on each side of the casing and acts in initially aiding proppant transport during fracture treatment. A method of tuning a cluster to achieve a desired fracturing treatment based on a feedback from another cluster includes selecting a hole diameter, a hole angle for creating an angled opening, a discharge coefficient, and a proppant efficiency. Moreover, a method of improving perforation charge efficiency.

[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]


Self correcting prediction of entry and exit hole diameter
Patent No. 11326422 

Inventor(s): Gerald Graves Craddock, Jr. (Mansfield, TX, US), James Harold Wight (Mansfield, TX, US), Thomas Earl Burky (Mansfield, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX, US)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16970161 on 05/04/2018 (1467 days app to issue)

Abstract: A technique is provided for estimating perforated entry and exit hole diameters (EHD) of a casing string. In one embodiment, a method for predicting perforation outcomes may comprise selecting one or more variables for a perforating operation, determining an estimate of a perforating outcome for the perforating operation, and correcting the perforating outcome to obtain a corrected perforating outcome by applying a weighting based on historical perforating data.

[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]


Flow through magnetic drive system for artificial lift
Patent No. 11326428 

Inventor(s): Kuo-Chiang Chen (Kennedale, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Upwing Energy, Inc. (Cerritos, CA, US)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17018090 on 09/11/2020 (606 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stator for a downhole-type motor includes a housing. The housing includes a sleeve. The sleeve includes a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer. The first layer is erosion-resistant. The second layer is corrosion-resistant. The third layer can provide structural support. The stator includes a motor stack. The stator can be used to drive a rotor disposed within an inner bore of the housing.

[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]


Orientation verification devices
Patent No. 11326442 

Inventor(s): Camille Anne Bryant (Cleburne, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX, US)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17092695 on 11/09/2020 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: An orientation verification tool permits an operator to confirm an orientation of one or more perforating charges in a perforating gun assembly when the perforating charges are not readily visible for inspection. The orientation verification tool includes an end fixture rotationally coupled at a longitudinal end of a charge carrier disposed within a tubular gun body. The end fixture includes a visual indicator of the orientation of the perforating charges on a longitudinal end face thereof. The visual indicator may include a plurality of hatch marks arranged at regular intervals around the end fixture, and each hatch mark may be identified by a specific angular identifier so that the hatch mark located at a reading location will identify the angular orientation of the perforating charges.

[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

Interlocking block wall mount
Patent No. 11325052 

Inventor(s): Michael Porter (Frisco, TX, US)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16806900 on 03/02/2020 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: An interlocking toy block display mount with a plurality of sides with multiple sides having mail interlocking members or female interlocking members disposed thereon. A plurality of bore holes pass through top, side and end sides of the mount along three axes and intersecting at the substantial center of the mount with a fastener inserted through one of the bore holes to secure the mount to a surface.

[F16M] FRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS, OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS


Apparatus and method for securing end pieces to a mandrel
Patent No. 11326424 

Inventor(s): Garrett S. Boyd (Granbury, TX, US), Mitchell A. Boyd (Haslet, TX, US)
Assignee(s): FLOWCO PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS, LLC (Spring, TX, US)
Law Firm: FisherBroyles, LLP (Local + 17 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16887051 on 05/29/2020 (711 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bumper spring assembly having a one piece mandrel including an integral head piece is further configured with a cage assembly retained on the mandrel with a cage nut locked to the mandrel to obviate the need for pins, set screws, and the like, to provide a more robust assembly. In two embodiments the cage nut is locked to the mandrel in a swaging operation. Improved flow of fluids through and around the bumper spring assembly are also provided.

[F16F] SPRINGS; SHOCK-ABSORBERS; MEANS FOR DAMPING VIBRATION


Damper
Patent No. 11326661 

Inventor(s): Michael Scott Seifert (Southlake, TX, US), Thomas Parham (Colleyville, TX, US)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI, US)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16293040 on 03/05/2019 (1162 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes a damper assembly, method and kit to provide dampening to an airframe comprising: a mass to dampen the vibration of the airframe; one or more wire rope isolators having a first and a second portion, wherein the mass is attached to the one or more wire rope isolators and the mass is isolated from the airframe by the one or more wire rope isolators; and a first fastener and a second fastener, wherein the first fasteners attaches to the first portion of the wire rope isolator to the mass, and the second fastener attaches the second portion of the wire rope isolator to the airframe to dampen vibration of the airframe.

[F16F] SPRINGS; SHOCK-ABSORBERS; MEANS FOR DAMPING VIBRATION


Monolithic gimbal for a fast steering mirror
Patent No. 11326734 

Inventor(s): Jeffery M. Gallagher (Princeton, TX, US), Richard Ready (Plano, TX, US)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA, US)
Law Firm: Lando Anastasi, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16592300 on 10/03/2019 (950 days app to issue)

Abstract: A monolithic gimbal includes a top body portion having a top surface configured to be mounted to a housing, a middle body portion coupled to the top body portion, and a bottom body portion coupled to the middle body portion. The bottom body portion has a bottom surface configured to be mounted to a device. The monolithic gimbal further includes first flexure blades integrally formed with the top body portion and the middle body portion. The first flexure blades enable rotation of the top body portion and the bottom body portion about a first axis. The monolithic gimbal further includes second flexure blades integrally formed with the middle body portion and the bottom body portion. The second flexure blades enable rotation of the top body portion and the bottom body portion about a second axis that is perpendicular to the first axis.

[F16C] SHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; MECHANICAL MEANS FOR TRANSMITTING MOVEMENT IN A FLEXIBLE SHEATHING; ELEMENTS OF CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; PIVOTS; PIVOTAL CONNECTIONS; ROTARY ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN GEARING, COUPLING, CLUTCH OR BRAKE ELEMENTS; BEARINGS [5]


Refrigerant leak detection and mitigation system and method
Patent No. 11326798 

Inventor(s): Douglas Hiram Morse (Decatur, TX, US)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16855238 on 04/22/2020 (748 days app to issue)

Abstract: A refrigerant leak detection and mitigation system/method for use in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems that incorporates a refrigerant gas sensor (RGS), sensor signal conditioner (SSC), alarm status indicator (ASI), and digital control processor (DCP) is disclosed. The RGS detects ambient refrigerant gas (ARG) and indicates this as a refrigerant sensor voltage (RSV) to the SSC. The DCP and SSC form a closed control loop (CCL) in which the SSC electrical characteristics are adjusted by the DCP such that the RSV is continuously and dynamically recalibrated to account for background refrigerant gas levels, changes in ambient air conditions, RGS manufacturing tolerances, and other field-specific operational conditions that impact the RGS detection capabilities. The DCP is configured to log alarms to the ASI if a RGS refrigerant leak is detected and optionally shutdown one or more HVAC system components such as a specific air handler leaking refrigerant.

[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)


Portable paper organizer
Patent No. 11324313 

Inventor(s): Alexander Saucier (Frisco, TX, US), Bill R. Naifeh (Dallas, TX, US), Teri Kramer (Fort Worth, TX, US)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17117635 on 12/10/2020 (516 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a free standing paper organizational system comprising: a base; at least one vertical support member having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is coupled to the base; a handle component coupled to the second end of the at least one vertical support member; at least one fixed or removable shelf unit comprising a first shelf member extending from the vertical support member at a predetermined angle.

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


 

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System and method for the validation and quality assurance of computerized contours of human anatomy
Patent No. 11324968 

Inventor(s): Jun Tan (Coppell, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Washington University (St. Louis, MO, US)
Law Firm: Armstrong Teasdale LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16451760 on 06/25/2019 (1050 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for validating the accuracy of delineated contours in computerized imaging using statistical data for generating assessment criterion that define acceptable tolerances for delineated contours, with the statistical data being conditionally updated and/or refined between individual processes for validating delineated contours to thereby adjust the tolerances defined by the assessment criterion in the stored statistical data, such that the stored statistical data is more closely representative of a target population. In an alternative embodiment, a system and method for validating the accuracy of delineated contours in computerized imaging using machine learning for assessing delineated contours, with the machine learning training data being used to generate geometric attributes, and the geometric attributes used to construct intra- and interstructural geometric attribute distribution models to automatically detect contouring errors. The present invention may be used to facilitate, as one example, radiation therapy.

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


Particle mass characteristics determining device and method
Patent No. 11326999 

Inventor(s): Adam D. McBrady (Dallas, TX, US), Andy Walker Brown (Richardson, TX, US)
Assignee(s): HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (Charlotte, NC, US)
Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17028635 on 09/22/2020 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device and a method for detecting fluid particle characteristics. The device comprises a fluid composition sensor configured to receive a volume of fluid and a controller. The fluid composition sensor comprises a collection media configured to receive one or more particles of a plurality of particles within the fluid; and an imaging device configured to capture an image of one or more particles of the plurality of particles received by the collection media. The controller is configured to determine a particle impaction depth of each of the one or more particles of the plurality of particles within the collection media; and, based at least in part on the particle impaction depth of each of the one or more particles of the plurality of particles, determine a particulate matter mass concentration within the volume of fluid.

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


Memory loopback systems and methods
Patent No. 11327113 

Inventor(s): David D. Wilmoth (Allen, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID, US)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16525077 on 07/29/2019 (1016 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment of the present disclosure describes a memory system that may include one or more memory devices that may store data. The memory devices may receive command signals to access the stored data as a loopback signal. The memory devices may operate in a normal operational mode, a loopback operational mode, a retrieval operational mode, a non-inverting pass-through operational sub-mode, and an inverting pass-through operational sub-mode. The operational modes facilitate the transmission of the loopback signal for the purpose of monitoring of memory device operations. A selective inversion technique, which uses the operational modes, may protect the loopback signal integrity during transmission.

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


Low complexity super-resolution technique for object detection in frequency modulation continuous wave radar
Patent No. 11327166 

Inventor(s): Dan Wang (Dallas, TX, US), Muhammad Zubair Ikram (Richardson, TX, US), Murtaza Ali (Plano, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16832073 on 03/27/2020 (774 days app to issue)

Abstract: In the proposed low complexity technique a hierarchical approach is created. An initial FFT based detection and range estimation gives a coarse range estimate of a group of objects within the Rayleigh limit or with varying sizes resulting from widely varying reflection strengths. For each group of detected peaks, demodulate the input to near DC, filter out other peaks (or other object groups) and decimate the signal to reduce the data size. Then perform super-resolution methods on this limited data size. The resulting distance estimations provide distance relative to the coarse estimation from the FFT processing.

[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


Display device having diffraction gratings with reduced polarization sensitivity
Patent No. 11327315 

Inventor(s): Nai-Wen Pi (Plano, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Magic Leap, Inc. (Plantation, FL, US)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16930897 on 07/16/2020 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: Blazed diffraction gratings provide optical elements in head-mounted display systems to, e.g., incouple light into or out-couple light out of a waveguide. These blazed diffraction gratings may be configured to have reduced polarization sensitivity. Such gratings may, for example, incouple or outcouple light of different polarizations with similar level of efficiency. The blazed diffraction gratings and waveguides may be formed in a high refractive index substrate such as lithium niobate. In some implementations, the blazed diffraction gratings may include diffractive features having a feature height of 40 nm to 120 nm, for example, 80 nm. The diffractive features may be etched into the high index substrate, e.g., lithium niobate.

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


Beam spreader
Patent No. 11327328 

Inventor(s): Alexander Lyubarsky (Dallas, TX, US)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16205811 on 11/30/2018 (1257 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include a beam spreader having a first beam splitter arranged to receive light from a light source, the first beam splitter arranged to pass a first portion of the light in a first direction and reflect a second portion of the light; a second beam splitter arranged to receive the second portion of the light and reflect a third portion of the light in a second direction parallel to the first direction and arranged to pass a fourth portion of the light; and a mirror arranged to receive the fourth portion of the light and reflect the fourth portion of the light in a third direction parallel to the first direction, wherein the third portion and the fourth portion of the light reflected from the mirror is separated from the first portion of the light in the spreading direction.

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


Optical lens for correcting color vision
Patent No. 11327342 

Inventor(s): Xiaohong Zhang (Dallas, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Essilor International (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16647810 on 09/19/2018 (1329 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to optical lens for correcting color vision for individuals with color vision deficiency comprising a substrate and an absorbing dye which has at least a minimum light transmission factor at a wavelength ranging from 515 nm to 80 nm that is lower than or equal to 40% and quickly varying transmission around 500 nm and around 595 nm.

[G02C] SPECTACLES; SUNGLASSES OR GOGGLES INSOFAR AS THEY HAVE THE SAME FEATURES AS SPECTACLES; CONTACT LENSES


Method and system for using logarithm of power feedback for extremum seeking control
Patent No. 11327448 

Inventor(s): Mario A. Rotea (Allen, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX, US)
Law Firm: Yee Associates, P.C. (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16617911 on 05/30/2018 (1441 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and system for optimizing a control process. The method and system comprise using a sensor to generate a feedback signal that represents a measured performance index for an extremum seeking control (ESC) method and sending the feedback signal to an ESC conditioning circuit that applies a logarithmic transformation to the feedback signal to obtain a modified feedback signal. An ESC controller applies the modified feedback signal to the ESC method to generate an output value that is used to control an actuator to maximize the performance of a machine or process.

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


System and method for filtering content based on gestures
Patent No. 11327570 

Inventor(s): John Patoskie (Allen, TX, US)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16533777 on 08/06/2019 (1008 days app to issue)

Abstract: In order to provide filtering of content to be presented on a mobile device, a gesture-based preferencing system and method may be employed. When content is presented to a user, the user may indicate a positive or negative preference toward that content by making a gesture. The gesture may be detected by a motion sensor and the preference of the content indicated by the gesture may be stored in a preference datastore. The preference may be used to subsequently filter content that is to be presented to the user.

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


Managing low-level instructions and core interactions in multi-core processors
Patent No. 11327759 

Inventor(s): David Albert Carlson (Haslet, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd. (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: Young Basile Hanlon MacFarlane, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16140936 on 09/25/2018 (1323 days app to issue)

Abstract: Managing the messages associated with memory pages stored in a main memory includes: receiving a message from outside the pipeline, and providing at least one low-level instruction to the pipeline for performing an operation indicated by the received message. Executing instructions in the pipeline includes: executing a series of low-level instructions in the pipeline, where the series of low-level instructions includes a first (second) set of low-level instructions converted from a first (second) high-level instruction. The second high-level instruction occurs after the first high-level instruction within a series of high-level instructions, and delaying insertion of the low-level instruction provided for performing the operation into an insertion position within the series of low-level instructions, where the delaying causes the insertion position to be between a final low-level instruction converted from the first high-level instruction and an initial low-level instruction converted from the second high-level instruction.

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


Processing device with vector transformation execution
Patent No. 11327761 

Inventor(s): Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA, US), Mujibur Rahman (Plano, TX, US), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX, US)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16881327 on 05/22/2020 (718 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit, comprising an instruction pipeline that includes instruction fetch phase circuitry, instruction decode phase circuitry, and instruction execution circuitry. The instruction execution circuitry includes transformation circuitry for receiving an interleaved dual vector operand as an input and for outputting a first natural order vector including a first set of data values from the interleaved dual vector operand and a second natural order vector including a second set of data values from the interleaved dual vector operand.

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


Platform for collaborative processing of computing tasks
Patent No. 11327807 

Inventor(s): Corey Clark (Plano, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Balanced Media Technology, LLC (McKinney, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16000589 on 06/05/2018 (1435 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for a platform for collaborative processing of computing tasks. The method includes sending, to client devices, a one or more client applications including program code associated with an interactive application and a machine learning application. When executed, the program code causes the client devices to generate a user interface for the interactive application; request, using the generated user interface, inputs from a user of the client devices; receive the requested inputs; process, using computing resources of the client devices, at least part of the machine learning application; and transmit data associated with results of the received inputs and the processing of at least part of the machine learning application. The method further includes receiving and processing the data associated with the results of the received inputs and the processing of at least part of the machine learning application to process the computing tasks.

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


Multi-lane solutions for addressing vector elements using vector index registers
Patent No. 11327862 

Inventor(s): Steven Jeffrey Wallach (Dallas, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID, US)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig (27 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16417526 on 05/20/2019 (1086 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are vector index registers for storing or loading indexes of true and/or false results of conditional operations using multiple lane processing in vector processors. Each of the vector index registers store multiple addresses for accessing multiple positions in operand vectors in various types of operations that can leverage multi-lane processing.

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


System for identifying, tagging, and monitoring data flow in a system environment
Patent No. 11327947 

Inventor(s): Elisabeth Loeber Shore (McKinney, TX, US)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC, US)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17140528 on 01/04/2021 (491 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for identifying, tagging, and monitoring data flow in a system environment. The present invention may be configured to receive data sets generated by applications for storage in data structures, generate unique identifiers for the data sets, and add the unique identifiers to the data sets. The present invention may be further configured to monitor, based on the unique identifiers, access to and movement of the data sets, generate, based on monitoring the access to and the movement of the data sets, flow data, and generate, based on the flow data, a data flow model. The present invention may be further configured to provide, to a user device, a graphical user interface for display by the user device, where the graphical user interface includes information based on the data flow model.

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


Methods and systems for multi-tool orchestration
Patent No. 11328058 

Inventor(s): Adam James Youngberg (Allen, TX, US)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA, US)
Law Firm: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16718777 on 12/18/2019 (874 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for performing code security scan includes a non-transitory computer readable medium and a processor. The non-transitory computer readable medium stores a plurality of identifiers each identifying a software security analysis tool of one of several categories, including SAST, DAST and OSA tools. The processor receives an identification of code to be scanned. The processor selects at least two identifiers from the plurality of identifiers. The at least two identifiers identify at least two select software security analysis tools for execution on the identified code. The processor receives an execution result from each select software security analysis tool after performing execution on the identified code. The processor aggregates the execution result from each select software security analysis tool. A user interface displays an aggregation of the execution result from each select software security analysis tool.

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


Predicting die susceptible to early lifetime failure
Patent No. 11328108 

Inventor(s): Qing Zhu (Rowlett, TX, US), Richard Burch (McKinney, TX, US)
Assignee(s): PDF Solutions, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA, US)
Law Firm: Dergosits Noah LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17189621 on 03/02/2021 (434 days app to issue)

Abstract: Semiconductor yield is modeled at the die level to predict die that are susceptible to early lifetime failure (ELF). A first die yield calculation is made from parametric data obtained from wafer testing in a semiconductor manufacturing process. A second die yield calculation is made from die location only. The difference between the first die yield calculation and the second die yield calculation is a prediction delta. Based on an evaluation of the first die yield calculation and the prediction delta, the likelihood of early lifetime failure can be identified and an acceptable level of die loss can be established to remove die from further processing.

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


Systems and methods for physical cable route tracing
Patent No. 11328146 

Inventor(s): LeaAnn Harrison Carl (Plano, TX, US), Ryan E. Enge (Carrollton, TX, US)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC, US)
Law Firm: Fogg Powers LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17232437 on 04/16/2021 (389 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for physical cable route tracing are provided. In one embodiment, a cable comprises: one or more of either electrical conductors or optical fibers; a cable sheath around the one or more of either electrical conductors or optical fibers; and a pattern of cable tracing facilitation markings located on an exterior of the cable sheath; wherein the cable tracing facilitation markings comprise either: a visually varying pattern that gradually changes along a length of the cable sheath; or a series of coded markings of an ordered sequence pattern.

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


Realization of binary neural networks in NAND memory arrays
Patent No. 11328204 

Inventor(s): Gerrit Jan Hemink (San Ramon, CA, US), Martin Lueker-Boden (Fremont, CA, US), Minghai Qin (Milpitas, CA, US), Pi-Feng Chiu (Milpitas, CA, US), Wen Ma (Sunnyvale, CA, US), Won Ho Choi (San Jose, CA, US)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX, US)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16368347 on 03/28/2019 (1139 days app to issue)

Abstract: Use of a NAND array architecture to realize a binary neural network (BNN) allows for matrix multiplication and accumulation to be performed within the memory array. A unit synapse for storing a weight of a BNN is stored in a pair of series connected memory cells. A binary input is applied as a pattern of voltage values on a pair of word lines connected to the unit synapse to perform the multiplication of the input with the weight by determining whether or not the unit synapse conducts. The results of such multiplications are determined by a sense amplifier, with the results accumulated by a counter.

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


System and method for enterprise-wide travel email filtering, processing, visualization, and data distribution
Patent No. 11328258 

Inventor(s): Andres Fabris (Dallas, TX, US), Christopher Stevens (Flower Mound, TX, US), Matthew Griffin (Dallas, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Traxo, Inc. (Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16114837 on 08/28/2018 (1351 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a service provider, each of multiple email messages from an email system of a company after the email system determines that each email message includes travel information associated with business travel of an employee of the company, wherein the company is a client or customer of the service provider. The method also includes parsing and filtering, by the service provider, each email message to obtain the travel information. The method also includes storing, by the service provider, the travel information in a data repository. The method also includes generating, by the service provider, one or more user or data interfaces associated with the travel information, wherein the one or more user or data interfaces are arranged as a travel information dashboard accessible to the company.

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


System and method for visually facilitated contact interaction management
Patent No. 11328264 

Inventor(s): John Cornelsen (Fort Worth, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Juggle, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15096231 on 04/11/2016 (2220 days app to issue)

Abstract: The current invention discloses improved systems and processes for visually incentivizing a user to interact with associated contacts. The system includes a server having a contact database of a plurality of contact records associated with the user, the contact records having information such as contact information. Contact record metadata such as prior contact interaction history is associated with each contact record. A composite weighting factor is assigned to each contact record based on user configurable weighting factors, such as date of the last contact interaction. A game metaphor simulating an actor performing a task where a person is interacting with a distance object is presented, the visualization visualizing the user as the actor, each contact visualized as the distant object, and the distance of the distant object scaled proportionally according to the assigned weighting factor of the corresponding contact. The system monitors for user interaction with the visualization interface or contact interaction over a communication device and rewards the user.

[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]


In-line survey system and methodology
Patent No. 11328310 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Allyn LaCroix (Irving, TX, US)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Crump Law P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16940057 on 07/27/2020 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cloud based in-line survey system that works in conjunction with conventional interactive voice response systems. The survey system employs hardware and software that are stored and/or facilitated apart from that of the host interactive voice response system (”IVR”). The survey system uses a cloud based data collection model, the ”survey data model.” The functionality of the survey data model is hosted and/or accessible through an on-line user interface or viewer, which provides the functionality of the survey model to the enterprise users and survey participants. The survey system can be accessed indirectly by the enterprise IVR transferring the participant to a survey model at the end of a service call, or by requesting the participant to call in directly to the survey system.

[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]


Wearable electronic devices for automated shopping and budgeting with a wearable sensor
Patent No. 11328334 

Inventor(s): Seth Ethington (McKinney, TX, US)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14699786 on 04/29/2015 (2568 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, apparatus and system are disclosed for capturing an image of an item identifier by a wearable sensor. The item identifier can be analyzed to identify a specific item. The specific item can then be referenced to display information on the specific item, and display the results of analysis made with reference to the specific item.

[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]


Systems and methods for analytical detection of aneurysms
Patent No. 11328413 

Inventor(s): Kristen Catherine Karman-Shoemake (Fort Worth, TX, US)
Assignee(s): iSchemaView, Inc. (Menlo Park, CA, US)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16516136 on 07/18/2019 (1027 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting an aneurysm are disclosed. The method includes forming a virtual skeleton model. The virtual skeleton model has a plurality of edges with each edge having a plurality of skeleton points. Each skeleton point is associated with a subset of the plurality of blood vessel surface points. The method includes virtually fitting elliptically shaped tubules for each edge of the virtual skeleton model and identifying a potential aneurysm based on the fitted elliptically shaped tubules.

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


Image processing device and method
Patent No. 11328452 

Inventor(s): Kazushi Sato (Kanagawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16805115 on 02/28/2020 (802 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to an image processing device and method enabling noise removal to be performed according to images and bit rates. A low-pass filter setting unit [b]93[/b] sets, from filter coefficients stored in a built-in filter coefficient memory [b]94[/b], a filter coefficient corresponding to intra prediction mode information and a quantization parameter. A neighboring image setting unit [b]81[/b] uses the filter coefficient set by the low-pass filter setting unit [b]93[/b] to subject neighboring pixel values of a current block from frame memory [b]72[/b] to filtering processing. A prediction image generating unit [b]82[/b] performs intra prediction using the neighboring pixel values subjected to filtering processing, from the neighboring image setting unit [b]81[/b], and generates a prediction image. The present invention can be applied to an image encoding device which encodes with the H.264/AVC format, for example.

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


Vehicle data sharing with interested parties
Patent No. 11328540 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Risberg (Flower Mound, TX, US), Felipe G. Salles (Garland, TX, US), Jaya Bharath R. Goluguri (McKinney, TX, US), Joshua C. Batie (Frisco, TX, US)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16883332 on 05/26/2020 (714 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving, at a server, sensor data from one or more sensors disposed on a vehicle, receiving, at the server, additional sensor data from a computing device operating inside the vehicle, determining the sensor data and the additional sensor data correspond to the vehicle”s operational status, determining whether one or more of the sensor data and the additional sensor data exceed one or more thresholds, and when one or more of the sensor data and the additional sensor data exceed the one or more thresholds, providing a value to the vehicle.

[G07C] TIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE (identification of persons A61B 5/117; indicating or recording apparatus for measuring in general, analogous apparatus but in which the input is not a variable to be measured, e.g. a hand operation, G01D; clocks, clock mechanisms G04B, G04C; time-interval measuring G04F; counting mechanisms per se G06M)


Enablement of voting by controlled-environment facility residents
Patent No. 11328549 

Inventor(s): Connor Pickens (Little Elm, TX, US), Dionisia Ray (Dallas, TX, US), John Wange (Dallas, TX, US), Sean North (Allen, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Securas Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX, US)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17133046 on 12/23/2020 (503 days app to issue)

Abstract: In embodiments of systems and methods for enabling voting by a controlled-environment (e.g., correctional) facility resident (e.g., incarcerated individual), a controlled-environment facility management system, or the like, may determine federal, state and/or local laws and/or rules concerning the resident”s legal right to vote and determine whether the resident is registered to vote in a jurisdiction in which the resident is deemed to reside, with respect to the resident”s right to vote in the jurisdiction. In response to a determination that the resident is not registered to vote in that jurisdiction, the facility management system, or the like, may provide documents required for the resident to register to vote, to the resident, for completion and/or execution. The facility management system, or the like, may file, in the jurisdiction in which the resident is deemed to reside, resident-executed documents required for the resident to register to vote.

[G07C] TIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE (identification of persons A61B 5/117; indicating or recording apparatus for measuring in general, analogous apparatus but in which the input is not a variable to be measured, e.g. a hand operation, G01D; clocks, clock mechanisms G04B, G04C; time-interval measuring G04F; counting mechanisms per se G06M)


System and method for enabling wagering event between sports activity players with stored event metrics
Patent No. 11328559 

Inventor(s): William Choung (Plano, TX, US)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Mark A. Litman Associates, P.A. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17062565 on 10/03/2020 (584 days app to issue)

Abstract: Individual sports event activities are recorded along with metric results of individual or collective results of the activities. The data from these recordings and metrics are provided to a central gaming server. Individual players offer wagers of value to be used in competition against other individual or groups of players. The central gaming server compares the metrics of at least two individual players that have offered wagers of values and determines a winning individual player based on the comparison of metrics.

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


Systems and methods for roadway obstruction detection
Patent No. 11328592 

Inventor(s): Aghyad Saleh (Grand Prairie, TX, US), Jason Schell (Dallas, TX, US), Neil Dutta (Addison, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Plano, TX, US)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16540676 on 08/14/2019 (1000 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for roadway obstruction detection are disclosed herein. One embodiment receives information pertaining to a potential roadway obstruction; determines that additional information regarding the potential roadway obstruction is needed to identify the potential roadway obstruction; selects one or more vehicles from a plurality of vehicles based, at least in part, on their proximity to the potential roadway obstruction and their sensor capabilities; and determines that the potential roadway obstruction is a specific type of roadway obstruction based, at least in part, on additional information regarding the potential roadway obstruction received from at least one of the selected one or more vehicles.

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


System and method for navigation with external display
Patent No. 11328602 

Inventor(s): Paxton S. Williams (Milan, MI, US), Rini Sherony (Ann Arbor, MI, US)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX, US)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16597076 on 10/09/2019 (944 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to selecting a route for a vehicle to travel. In one embodiment, the detection system generates a driving maneuver recommendation for a vehicle having a plurality of sensors configured to acquire information about an environment around the vehicle, the sensors including at least a camera to capture one or more images of a scene within the environment, by determining that at least a portion of each image in a set of images captured by the camera indicates an external display in the environment, tracking an object within the portion of each image in the set of images to determine a state of the object, the state including at least a trajectory estimate for the object, and determining a recommended driving maneuver based at least in part on the determined state of the object.

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


Platform for implementing a personalized learning system
Patent No. 11328617 

Inventor(s): Dan D. Hoffman (Flower Mound, TX, US), David R. Jenness (Flower Mound, TX, US), Erika D. Lambert (Flower Mound, TX, US), James L. Rockett, Jr. (Carrollton, TX, US), Randy M. Whelan (Coppell, TX, US), Robert M. Beaty (Flower Mound, TX, US)
Assignee(s): RedCritter Corp. (Flower Mound, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16358619 on 03/19/2019 (1148 days app to issue)

Abstract: A platform can be employed to implement a personalized learning system that is simple to use, streamlined and scalable thereby enabling such systems to be seamlessly implemented in any learning environment. The platform can be implemented in a client-server environment in which a server or servers maintain a number of data structures which can be used to define students, assignments, classes, flashcards, videos, and learning standards definitions, among many others. A number of backend processes, websites, and web APIs can be configured to allow users to access the content of these data structures as well as to create new entries in these data structures to thereby facilitate the implementation of a personalized learning system that incorporates automation and machine learning in a school, workplace or other learning environment.

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


Signal preserve in MRAM during reading
Patent No. 11328759 

Inventor(s): James O”Toole (Boise, ID, US), Nathan Franklin (Belmont, CA, US), Thomas Trent (Tucson, AZ, US), Ward Parkinson (Boise, ID, US)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX, US)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17061626 on 10/02/2020 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and techniques are described for reading MRAM memory cells. In a cross-point memory array, each conductive line, such as a bit line or word line, is connected to a transistor pair comprising a pMOSFET in parallel with an nMOSFET. When selecting a memory cell to be read, a voltage of a first conductive line may be pulled up using the pMOSFET while a voltage of a second conductive line is pulled down, e.g., to 0 V, using the nMOSFET. This minimizes a capacitance while the selector is turned on. Further, when reading the selected memory cell, the parallel nMOSFET of the first conductive line may be turned on while the pMOSFET remains on. The nMOSFET adds a resistance which offsets a decreased resistance of the pMOSFET to allow accurate sensing of the voltage across the memory cell.

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


Reduced verify scheme during programming based on spacing between verify levels
Patent No. 11328780 

Inventor(s): Bo Lei (San Ramon, CA, US), Huiwen Xu (Cupertino, CA, US), Jun Wan (San Jose, CA, US)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX, US)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17116579 on 12/09/2020 (517 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and techniques are described for optimizing a program operation in a memory device in which groups of memory cells are programmed from checkpoint states to respective data states. In a first program pass, groups of memory cells are programmed to respective checkpoint states with verify tests. Each checkpoint state is associated with a set of data states. In a second program pass, the memory cells are programmed closer to their assigned data state with a specified number of program pulses. In a third program pass, the memory cells are programmed to their assigned data state by applying program pulses and performing verify tests. The number of checkpoint states and the number of data states associated with each checkpoint state can be optimized based on a spacing between the verify voltages of the data states.

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


Computer system for pill dispensing devices
Patent No. RE049068 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): Timothy Chambers (Longmont, CO, US)
Assignee(s): MCKESSON HIGH VOLUME SOLUTIONS, INC. (Irving, TX, US)
Law Firm: Ballard Spahr LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16444957 on 06/18/2019 (1057 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods utilizing the pill dispensing devices include incorporating a centralized computer and a conveyor belt system to accurately and efficiently dispense a plurality of pill types into pill bottles. Patent Class: N/A


 

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Method of manufacture of electrical wire and cable having a reduced coefficient of friction and required pulling force
Patent No. 11328843 

Inventor(s): William T. Bigbee, Jr. (Melissa, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX, US)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15972153 on 05/06/2018 (1465 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process for manufacturing finished wire and cable having reduced coefficient of friction and pulling force during installation, includes providing a payoff reel containing at least one internal conductor wire; supplying the at least one internal conductor wire from the reel to at least one extruder; providing the least one extruder, wherein the least one extruder applies an insulating material and a polymerized jacket composition over the at least one internal conductor wire, wherein the polymerized jacket composition comprises a predetermined amount by weight of nylon; a predetermined amount by weight of mineral oil in the range of 0.1% to 5% by weight; and a predetermined amount of silica in the range of 2% to 9% by weight; providing a cooling device for lowering the temperature of the extruded insulating material and the polymerized jacket composition and cooling the insulating material and the polymerized jacket composition in the cooling device; and, reeling onto a storage reel the finished, cooled, wire and cable for storage and distribution.

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


Particle beam focusing
Patent No. 11328895 

Inventor(s): Brian Tilley (Richardson, TX, US), Herman Carlo Floresca (Frisco, TX, US)
Assignee(s): FEI Company (Hillsboro, OR, US)
Law Firm: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17100113 on 11/20/2020 (536 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for particle beam focusing, suitable for use in sample preparation or test environments, including SEM-based nanoprobing platforms. With a particle beam incident on a sample surface, stage current is used as an indicator of spot size. By scanning or searching settings of a working distance control, a control value having maximum (or minimum) stage current is used to set the beam waist at the sample surface. Alternatively, minima (or maxima) of reflected current can be used. Stigmator controls can be adjusted similarly to reduce astigmatism. The scan of control settings can be performed concurrently with sweeping the beam across a region of interest on the sample. Curved sweep patterns can be used. Energy measurements can be used as an alternative to current measurement. Applications to a nanoprobing workflow are disclosed.

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


Automotive power devices on direct bond copper embedded in PCB driver boards
Patent No. 11328980 

Inventor(s): Feng Zhou (Ann Arbor, MI, US), Shohei Nagai (Aichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX, US)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16925953 on 07/10/2020 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power device embedded PCB includes a printed circuit board having a first major surface separated by a thickness and opposite a second major surface and an embedded power device. The embedded power device may include a power semiconductor device, an electrically and thermally conductive substrate bonded to the power semiconductor device along a first surface of the electrically and thermally conductive substrate and bonded to an electrical insulation layer on a second surface of the electrically and thermally conductive substrate opposite the first surface and a thermally conductive substrate bonded to the electrical insulation layer on a surface opposite the bonded electrically and thermally conductive substrate. The power semiconductor device, the electrically and thermally conductive substrate, the electrical insulation layer, and the thermally conductive substrate are disposed within the printed circuit board. The thermally conductive substrate forms a bondable surface adjacent the second major surface of the printed circuit board.

[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]


Multi-die integrated circuit packages and methods of manufacturing the same
Patent No. 11328984 

Inventor(s): Franklin Santos Marcelino (Melaka, , MY), Huay Yann Tay (Melaka, , MY), You Chye How (Melaka, , MY)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15858948 on 12/29/2017 (1593 days app to issue)

Abstract: Multi-die integrated circuit packages and methods of manufacturing the same are disclosed. An example integrated circuit package includes a first leadframe, a first die on a first side of the first leadframe, and a second die on a second side of the first leadframe opposite the first side. The example integrated circuit package further includes external second leadframe separate from the first leadframe.

[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]


Multi-chip package with reinforced isolation
Patent No. 11329025 

Inventor(s): Vivek Arora (San Jose, CA, US), Woochan Kim (San Jose, CA, US)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16828298 on 03/24/2020 (777 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-chip isolation (ISO) device package includes a leadframe including leads, an interposer substrate including a top copper layer and a bottom metal layer, with a dielectric layer in-between. A first IC die and a second IC die include circuitry including a transmitter or a receiver, and first and second bond pads are both attached top side up in the package. A laminate transformer is attached to the top copper layer positioned lateral to the IC die. Bondwires wirebond the first bond pads to first pads on the laminate transformer and to a first group of the leads or the lead terminals, and bondwires wirebond the second bond pads to second pads on the laminate transformer and to a second group of the leads or the lead terminals. A mold compound provides encapsulation.

[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]


Emergency portable hot spot with antennas built into cover
Patent No. 11329363 

Inventor(s): Michael A. Neenan (Plano, TX, US), Richard Smith (Dallas, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Parsec Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX, US)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17092983 on 11/09/2020 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: An antenna unit includes a case having a base and a lid. An antenna assembly is located within the lid and is IP67 compliant, being waterproof. A plurality of antenna components are situated within the base separate from the antenna assembly. An optional barrier is located within the base to divide the antenna components from the lid. The antenna assembly include different types of antenna operable at least between 600 MHz to 39 GHz. The lid is separable from the base and is divided from other components to minimize interference so that all antenna may operate simultaneously while the lid is in a closed position.

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


Methods and apparatus to prevent undesired triggering of short circuit or over current protection
Patent No. 11329472 

Inventor(s): Ankur Chauhan (Bangalore, , IN), Subrato Roy (Bangalore, , IN), Vishal Gupta (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16428493 on 05/31/2019 (1075 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for preventing undesired triggering of short circuit or over current protection. An example apparatus includes an output terminal; a voltage detection device coupled to a voltage detection input terminal and the output terminal and including a voltage detection output coupled to a logic gate first input terminal; a pulse extender coupled between a logic gate output and a selecting node; a multiplexer coupled to the selecting node and configured to be coupled to a first protection circuit, a second protection circuit, and a driver; and a switch coupled between an input terminal and the output terminal and including a switch gate terminal coupled to the driver.

[H02H] EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS (indicating or signalling undesired working conditions G01R, e.g. G01R 31/00, G08B; locating faults along lines G01R 31/08; emergency protective devices H01H)


Wireless charger with retention and cooling
Patent No. 11329497 

Inventor(s): Erik A. Wippler (Canton, MI, US)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX, US)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16806951 on 03/02/2020 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for charging, retaining, and cooling a mobile device in a vehicle. The system includes a tray configured to receive the mobile device, the tray having a plurality of apertures. The system also includes a wireless charger coupled to the tray and configured to wirelessly charge the mobile device. The system also includes a suction device configured to draw air through the plurality of apertures of the tray and create a suction force for reducing lateral movement of the mobile device and cooling the mobile 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)


Source follower with non-linearity cancellation
Patent No. 11329661 

Inventor(s): Jafar Sadique Kaviladath (Kozhikode, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17391516 on 08/02/2021 (281 days app to issue)

Abstract: A buffer circuit includes a first differential signal input, a second differential signal input, a first source follower circuit, and a second source follower circuit. The first source follower circuit includes a first signal output, and a first input transistor. The first input transistor is coupled to the first differential signal input, and is configured to drive the first signal output. The second source follower circuit includes a second signal output, a second input transistor, and a cascode transistor. The second input transistor is coupled to the second differential signal input, and is configured to drive the second signal output. The cascode transistor is coupled to the second input transistor and the first signal output, and is configured to compensate for non-linearity of the second input transistor based on an output signal provided at the first signal output.

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


High dynamic range ask wake-up receiver
Patent No. 11329677 

Inventor(s): Jens Graul (Freising, , DE), Ram Pratap Aditham (Den Bosch, , NL), Sudipto Chakraborty (Plano, TX, US)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16735033 on 01/06/2020 (855 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless wake-up receiver includes multiple signal chains each signal chain being coupled to continuously receive a signal from a respective antenna and to provide a respective detected pattern at a signal chain output. Each signal chain includes a first path having a mixer-first architecture and operates in a bandpass-mode using differential signals. The wireless wake-up receiver also includes a digital correlator operable to receive the respective detected patterns and to determine whether one of the respective detected patterns is equal to a desired pattern.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Transceiver circuit with digital pre-distortion (DPD) options
Patent No. 11329687 

Inventor(s): Francesco Dantoni (Rome, , IT), Jawaharlal Tangudu (Bengaluru, , IN), Robert Clair Keller (Friedrichshafen, , DE), Sarma Sundareswara Gunturi (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16983719 on 08/03/2020 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes: a host processor; a transceiver coupled to the host processor; and a power amplifier coupled to an output of the transceiver. The transceiver includes a transmit chain with digital pre-distortion (DPD) logic configured to: perform DPD correction operations on transmit data received by the transmit chain; and output corrected transmit data based on the performed DPD correction operations, wherein the output corrected transmit data is provided to the power amplifier.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Dynamic medium switch in co-located PLC and RF networks
Patent No. 11329693 

Inventor(s): Ariton E. Xhafa (Plano, TX, US), Bhadra Sandeep (Dallas, TX, US), Gang Xu (Allen, TX, US), Minghua Fu (Plano, TX, US), Robert W. Liang (Frisco, TX, US), Soon-Hyeok Choi (Allen, TX, US), Susan Yim (Plano, TX, US), Xiaolin Lu (Plano, TX, US), Yanj
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16823927 on 03/19/2020 (782 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic communication device comprises a first transceiver capable of a bi-directional communication session on a first communication medium; a second transceiver capable of a bi-directional communication session on a second communication medium; and a control logic coupled to the first transceiver and the second transceiver and capable of implementing a convergence layer, wherein the control logic is configured to receive, from the first transceiver, a first signal; and cause, in response to the first signal, data received and transmitted by the first transceiver on the first communication medium as part of a communication session to be received and transmitted instead by the second transceiver on the second communication medium.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


O-band optical communication system with dispersion compensation
Patent No. 11329723 

Inventor(s): Earl Ryan Parsons (Allen, TX, US)
Assignee(s): COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Hickory, NC, US)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17078921 on 10/23/2020 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: An O-band optical communication system includes a transmitter, a receiver, and an optical fiber system coupled between the transmitter and the receiver. The optical fiber system includes at least a first fiber segment, with a positive dispersion-wavelength gradient and a first zero dispersion wavelength, coupled in series to a second fiber segment, with a negative dispersion-wavelength gradient and a second zero dispersion wavelength. When an optical signal propagating along the first fiber segment has a wavelength shorter than the first zero dispersion wavelength and experiences negative dispersion, at least partial positive dispersion compensation is provided by propagation along the second fiber segment. When light of the optical signal propagating along the first fiber segment has a wavelength longer than the first zero dispersion wavelength and experiences positive dispersion, at least partial negative dispersion compensation is provided by propagation along the second fiber segment.

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


Systems and methods for modification of radio access network parameters based on channel propagation models generated using machine learning techniques
Patent No. 11329737 

Inventor(s): Farid Khafizov (Plano, TX, US), Venkata Sambasivarao Dhulipalla (Coppell, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17140938 on 01/04/2021 (491 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system described herein may provide for the use of artificial intelligence/machine learning (”AI/ML”) techniques to generate models for various locations or regions (e.g., sectors) associated with one or more radio access networks (”RANs”) of a wireless network. The system may further use AI/ML techniques to generate interference models to reflect types and/or amounts of channel propagation metrics measured within the RAN. The system may further determine, based on attributes of a given sector, a sector model and/or a channel propagation model associated with the sector. Based on the sector model and/or the determined channel propagation model, one or more actions may be determined in order to enhance channel propagation metrics within the sector, such as at portions of the sector at which increased demand for wireless service is detected.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for scheduling multimedia streams over a wireless broadcast channel
Patent No. 11329760 

Inventor(s): Patrick Hosein (San Diego, CA, US), Thawatt Gopal (San Diego, CA, US)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX, US)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16261228 on 01/29/2019 (1197 days app to issue)

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

[H04H] BROADCAST COMMUNICATION (multiplex communication H04J; pictorial communication aspects of broadcast systems H04N)


Methods and apparatuses for default spatial relation information determination
Patent No. 11329791 

Inventor(s): Chia-Hao Yu (Taipei, , TW)
Assignee(s): Hannibal IP LLC (Frisco, TX, US)
Law Firm: Sul Lee Law Firm PLLC (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17085468 on 10/30/2020 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, performed by a User Equipment (UE), includes receiving, from a cell, configuration signaling configuring the UE with one or more PUCCH resources on an active UL BWP, the one or more PUCCH resources not being configured with PUCCH-SpatialRelationInfo, and the configuration signaling indicating that a default spatial relation behavior for PUSCH transmission scheduled by a DCI format 0_0 is enabled; receiving, from the cell, the DCI format 0_0 on an active DL BWP, the DCI format 0_0 providing scheduling information for a PUSCH; and transmitting the PUSCH according to the default spatial relation behavior which determines a spatial relation with reference to a QCL-TypeD RS corresponding to a QCL assumption of a pre-determined CORESET on the active DL BWP of the cell.

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


User authentication using tokens
Patent No. 11329823 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC, US)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16584416 on 09/26/2019 (957 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to token-based authentication mechanism. A computing device may receive information, determined by one or more sensors systems, corresponding to a user. The user information may comprise user biological information as measured by the one or more sensor systems. The computing device may generate a token based on the received user information. The computing device may store the generated token, in a memory associated with the computing device. The computing device may transmit the token to a user token device corresponding to the user. The user token device may be used to authenticate the user.

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


Voice control of endpoint devices through a multi-services gateway device at the user premises
Patent No. 11329840 

Inventor(s): Alvin R. McQuarters (Euless, TX, US), Amir Ansari (Plano, TX, US), George A. Cowgill (Farmersville, TX, US), Jude P. Ramayya (Richardson, TX, US), Ramprakash Masina (Plano, TX, US)
Assignee(s): KIP PROD P1 LP (New York, NY, US)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16684915 on 11/15/2019 (907 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gateway device providing and managing interactive user voice-controlled home automation services over at least endpoint devices associated with the gateway device is described. Interfaces enable communications of the gateway device with at least one endpoint device located within a user premises and data networks. A processor coupled to the interfaces and programming in storage in the server operate a communications program for configuring the gateway to communicate with endpoint devices, associate endpoint devices with the gateway, and communicate with a remote serve to access service management center applications. A home automation control program provides operation via a home automation controller configured in the gateway with voice automation messaging protocols based on the voice commands to enable interactive voice-controlled control of endpoint devices using voice commands and automate functions associated with the endpoint devices.

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


Method for multichannel acquisition of geophysical data and system implementation
Patent No. 11329843 

Inventor(s): Frederick Hershel Savage (Austin, TX, US), John Bryant (Dallas, TX, US), Timothy Beets (Austin, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Earthsystems Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX, US)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16948061 on 08/28/2020 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of multichannel acquisition and geophysical data is provided. Individual and autonomous node operating systems are provided. Separate communication channels for upstream and downstream data transfer, high voltage transfer and synchronization signals are provided. The method provides for an alternating waveform of injected current to maximize data precision and minimize soil ionization. Node type assignment interleaving is also provided to compress survey time. Self calibration of nodes is provided as is self addressing of a node array.

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


Selected mode signal forwarding between serially chained devices
Patent No. 11329844 

Inventor(s): Vijaya Ceekala (San Jose, CA, US), Xin Liu (Saratoga, CA, US)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16578759 on 09/23/2019 (960 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a circuit is adapted to receive an input signal at a local port or a first system port. A transceiver is configured to enter a first mode in response to a local wakeup signal and is configured to transmit a system wakeup signal at a second system port in response to the local wakeup signal. A controller is configured to generate the local wakeup signal in response to an energy detected signal. An energy detector is coupled to the first system port and the local port and is configured to generate the energy detected signal in response to a detection of energy of one of the first system input signal and the local input signal received by the transceiver in the second mode.

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


Systems and methods for using machine learning techniques for network-implemented spam call detection
Patent No. 11330023 

Inventor(s): Stuart R. Burkhart (Keller, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16899790 on 06/12/2020 (697 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for Embodiments described herein provide for the use of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and/or other techniques for network-implemented spam call detection. Calls may be screened prior to notifying a called User Equipment (”UE”) that a call has been placed to the called UE. A Machine Learning Spam Detection Component (”MLSDC”) may screen a call, such as a voice call, by initiating a call session between the MLSDC and a calling UE, from which the call was requested. Via the established call session, the MLSDC may receive communications, such as voice communications, from the UE, and may determine a measure of likelihood that the call request is associated with spam by using machine learning or other techniques to compare the received communications against one or more models that indicate attributes of calls that have been identified as spam.

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


System and method for encoding image data and other data types into one data format and decoding of same
Patent No. 11330031 

Inventor(s): Adena Collard-Harmon (Fort Worth, TX, US), Changhong Gong (Plano, TX, US), Charles Gong (Plano, TX, US), Jesse Collard (Irving, TX, US), Taha Kadado (Sachse, TX, US)
Assignee(s): C-HEAR, INC. (Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16251581 on 01/18/2019 (1208 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for encoding data streams into a combined file and decoding of same, including accessing a first file having a first plurality of data bytes, accessing a second file having a second plurality of data bytes, combining the first file and the second file, comprising the steps of storing a block of data bytes of a first byte block size in the body of the combined file as a first file byte block, storing a block of data bytes of a second byte block size in the body of the combined file as a second file byte block, repeating the first and second storing steps to sequentially store all of the data bytes in the first file and the second file in the combined file, and decoding the combined file to separate the bytes of the first file and the bytes of the second file from the combined file.

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


Streaming and nonstreaming media transfer between devices
Patent No. 11330033 

Inventor(s): Angel Munoz (Dallas, TX, US), Teodor Atroshenko (Sao Marcos, , PT)
Assignee(s): Mass Luminosity, Inc. (Lake Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta, PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17145865 on 01/11/2021 (484 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for streaming and nonstreaming media transfer between devices includes receiving, by a server, a request message for a handoff of content from a first device displaying the content to a second device. The method further includes generating a handoff protocol for the handoff in response to the handoff request message. The method further includes transmitting, to one of the first device and the second device, a first notification message that includes a plurality of handoff parameters, based on the handoff protocol, that identifies an algorithm for the handoff of the content. The content is displayed with the second device after the handoff is complete.

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


System and method for enabling trusted caller identity and spoofed call prevention
Patent No. 11330098 

Inventor(s): Fletcher Perry Hamilton (Murphy, TX, US), Krishna Kanth Korlepara (Frisco, TX, US), Muhammad Shaiq (Wylie, TX, US), Ronald Christopher Gomez (San Antonio, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Sevis Systems, LLC (Plano, TX, US)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17091095 on 11/06/2020 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method of verifying a caller identification utilizing a server that communicates with a computing device capable of monitoring communication networks for specific communications from an enterprise voice network. The server can push a spoof prevention contact list to user devices. Additionally, the server can receive notifications from the computing device in response to user inputs that allow match analysis to occur with the information in the received notifications. When a match is found, the server can send a notification to a user device to modify a contact name in the spoof prevention list stored in the user device. After a specified time, the contact name can be altered back to the original state. As an example, the contact name in the spoof prevention list may start out as ”unverified call,” and be changed temporarily to ”verified call” upon receipt of the notification.

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


Noise estimation using user-configurable information
Patent No. 11330153 

Inventor(s): Gang Hua (Katy, TX, US), Mihir Narendra Mody (Bangalore, , IN), Niraj Nandan (Plano, TX, US), Rajasekhar Reddy Allu (Plano, TX, US), Shashank Dabral (Allen, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Texas Instmments Incorporated (Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16442137 on 06/14/2019 (1061 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a method comprises receiving pixel data from an image capture device having a color filter, wherein the pixel data represents a portion of an image. The method further includes performing wavelet decomposition on the pixel data to produce decomposed pixel data and determining a local intensity of the pixel data. The method also includes determining a noise threshold value based on the local intensity and a noise intensity function that is based on the color filter; determining a noise value for the pixel data based on the decomposed pixel data and the noise threshold value; and correcting the pixel data based on the noise value to produce an output image.

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


Image coding method for encoding a difference motion vector into and decoding a difference motion vector from a bitstream
Patent No. 11330292 

Inventor(s): Hisao Sasai (Osaka, , JP), Kyoko Tanikawa (Osaka, , JP), Takahiro Nishi (Nara, , JP), Toru Matsunobu (Osaka, , JP), Toshiyasu Sugio (Osaka, , JP), Youji Shibahara (Tokyo, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX, US)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16524155 on 07/28/2019 (1017 days app to issue)

Abstract: An image coding method includes coding a motion vector difference indicating a difference between the motion vector and a predicted motion vector, wherein the coding includes: coding a first portion that is a part of a first component which is one of a horizontal component and a vertical component of the motion vector difference; coding a second portion that is a part of a second component which is different from the first component and is the other one of the horizontal component and the vertical component; coding a third portion that is a part of the first component and is different from the first portion; coding a fourth portion that is a part of the second component and is different from the second portion; and generating a code string which includes the first portion, the second portion, the third portion, and the fourth portion in the stated order.

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


Method and system for scheduling multi-access edge computing resources
Patent No. 11330470 

Inventor(s): Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17200232 on 03/12/2021 (424 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods described herein provide an intelligent MEC resource scheduling service. A network device in a MEC network stores, in a memory, threshold values indicating overload conditions for resource usage by a first MEC cluster; monitors resource usage in the first MEC cluster; determines, based on the monitoring, when one of the threshold values is reached; identifies available resources in a second MEC cluster; and re-directs, based on the identifying, at least some of the resource usage from the first MEC cluster to the second MEC cluster.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Network fallback for multimedia priority services
Patent No. 11330495 

Inventor(s): Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX, US), Timothy M. Dwight (Richardson, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17073479 on 10/19/2020 (568 days app to issue)

Abstract: A Next Generation network device receives, from a user equipment device (UE), a Service Request for establishing a Multimedia Priority Services (MPS) session. The Next Generation network device determines whether the Service Request includes a MPS fallback request to request network fallback from a Next Generation network to a Fourth Generation (4G) network for the MPS session. The device causes, based on the Service Request including the MPS fallback request, establishment of the MPS session from the UE device via the 4G network by performing one of: a handover procedure from the Next Generation network to the 4G network, or a Radio Resource Control (RRC) redirection procedure from the Next Generation network to the 4G network.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for device-to-device synchronization
Patent No. 11330542 

Inventor(s): Brian Classon (Beijing, , CN), Deping Liu (Beijing, , CN), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL, US), Qiang Li (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX, US)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16716140 on 12/16/2019 (876 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for including a base station that configures a first user equipment (UE) that is in a radio resource control connected state with the base station. The UE is configured to be a synchronization source and transmit a first device-to-device synchronization signal (D2DSS) by using a synchronization resource that comprises a time resource, a frequency resource or a time and frequency resource. The base station instructs the first UE to transmit the first D2DSS using the synchronization resource. The base station signals the UE to configure the UE separately from the signal to transmit the D2DSS, and both of the signals are performed with radio resource control signaling from the base station to the UE.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Adaptation of communication parameters for a user equipment
Patent No. 11330575 

Inventor(s): Hongbo Si (Plano, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16512196 on 07/15/2019 (1030 days app to issue)

Abstract: A UE includes a transceiver configured to receive an adaptation request (AR) via a DCI format in a PDCCH. The UE further includes a processor configured to configure the transceiver to operate in a first state associated with a reception of a first DCI format in a first search space set in response to an AR reception outcome, and to operate in a second state associated with a reception of a second DCI format in a second search space set. A BS includes a transceiver configured to transmit an AR via a DCI format in a PDCCH. The BS includes a processor configured to configure the transceiver to operate in a first state associated with a transmission of a first DCI format in a first search space set, and to operate in a second state associated with a transmission of a second DCI format in a second search space set.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Charging aggregation control for network slices
Patent No. 11330648 

Inventor(s): Jayshree Bharatia (Plano, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Ofinno, LLC (Reston, VA, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16788490 on 02/12/2020 (818 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless device receives an identifier of a communication service provider. The wireless device determines to establish a PDU session for a network slice associated with a service of the communication service provider. The wireless device sends to a session management function a first message requesting establishment of the PDU session, the first message comprises a single network slice selection assistance information of the network slice and an identifier of the communication service provider. The wireless device receives from the SMF a second message accepting the establishment of the PDU session.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Video recorder with cooling and drip protection
Patent No. 11330736 

Inventor(s): James Dulaney (Princeton, TX, US), James Hoglund (Dallas, TX, US)
Assignee(s): MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. (Chicago, IL, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17076419 on 10/21/2020 (566 days app to issue)

Abstract: A video recorder ([b]100[/b]) is configured and assembled to provide improved ventilation for cooling and improved protection against liquid intrusion. The video recorder is formed of a main chassis housing, a top cover, and a bezel for coupling the top cover to the main chassis housing. Once assembled, channels are formed which provide paths for both liquid egress and airflow intake. The channels allow airflow into fan intake openings located within a top portion of the main chassis housing. The channels further provide for liquid to be diverted away from the fan intake openings.

[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

Lift chair with swivel and slide feature
Patent No. D950971 

Inventor(s): Gregg A. Cohen (Dallas, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Letronics, Inc. (Mesquite, TX, US)
Law Firm: Washam PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29730707 on 04/07/2020 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Rack rail with multiple interfaces
Patent No. D950993 

Inventor(s): Mark Robert Dagley (Fort Worth, TX, US), Raymond Glenn Jay (Mansfield, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Corning, NY, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29692887 on 05/29/2019 (1077 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Cooking utensil
Patent No. D951035 

Inventor(s): Alexander K. Maghsadi (Lewisville, TX, US), Eric H. Jan (Lehi, UT, US)
Assignee(s): SOLO BRANDS, LLC (Grapevine, TX, US)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29727315 on 03/10/2020 (791 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Blade
Patent No. D951045 

Inventor(s): Gregory Lee Horne (Euless, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Alliance Sports Group, L.P. (Fort Worth, TX, US)
Law Firm: Thorpe North Western LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29758621 on 11/17/2020 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Blade
Patent No. D951046 

Inventor(s): Gregory Lee Horne (Euless, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Alliance Sports Group, L.P. (Fort Worth, TX, US)
Law Firm: Thorpe North Western, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29758622 on 11/17/2020 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle lower suspension arm
Patent No. D951148 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX, US)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS, L.P. (McKinney, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29711499 on 10/31/2019 (922 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle upper suspension arm
Patent No. D951149 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX, US)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS, L.P. (McKinney, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29711504 on 10/31/2019 (922 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle lower suspension arm
Patent No. D951150 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX, US), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX, US)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS, L.P. (McKinney, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29711511 on 10/31/2019 (922 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle lower suspension arm
Patent No. D951151 

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX, US), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX, US)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS, L.P. (McKinney, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29711520 on 10/31/2019 (922 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Charge controller
Patent No. D951178 

Inventor(s): Austin Fox (Southlake, TX, US), Conor Miller (Bend, OR, US), Feng-Yi Lin (Taipei, , TW), Pete Smith (Southlake, TX, US)
Assignee(s): PULSETECH PRODUCTS CORPORATION (Southlake, TX, US)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29748438 on 08/28/2020 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Payment terminal cover
Patent No. D951337 

Inventor(s): Art Eckstein (Frisco, TX, US)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: The Compton Law Firm, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29733306 on 04/30/2020 (740 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Payment terminal cover
Patent No. D951338 

Inventor(s): Art Eckstein (Frisco, TX, US)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: The Compton Law Firm, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29733314 on 04/30/2020 (740 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle bumper
Patent No. D951369 

Inventor(s): Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX, US), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX, US)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS, L.P. (McKinney, TX, US)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29761823 on 12/11/2020 (515 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Cannula
Patent No. D951435 

Inventor(s): Robert Benkowski (Fort Worth, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Evaheart, Inc. (Houston, TX, US)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29805763 on 08/30/2021 (253 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Nasal dilator
Patent No. D951443 

Inventor(s): Brian D. Owens (Plano, TX, US)
Assignee(s): Simplicity, LLC (Spanish Fork, UT, US)
Law Firm: Goodhue, Coleman Owens, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29663744 on 09/18/2018 (1330 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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