Dallas Invents: 132 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 10

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

Patents granted include:
• American Security Product's physical article exchange using a safe
Armor Defense's detection of malicious instructions in a virtual machine memory
• BLIVIC's needle for a bloodless intravenous catheter system
 Capital One Services' visualization of vehicle condition using extended reality
• Yeshvik Solutions' parking system
• Futurewei's device for providing a key for IoT communication

IoT private key concept

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 Sept. 10, 2019 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 15
Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 10
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 6
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 5
No Longer Naked Lures, LLC (Dallas) 4
Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. (Plano) 3

UNASSIGNED 9


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Michael W. Kertz (Dallas) 4
Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton) 2
Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

146 days
Visualizing vehicle condition using extended reality
Patent No.: 10410182-B1
Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Inventors: Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney), Jason Hoover (Grapevine), Micah Price (Anna), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton)

2,610 days
Secure data access for multi-purpose mobile devices
Assignee: ZixCorp Systems Inc. (Dallas)
Patent No.: 10409982-B2
Inventors: Bryan Adam Joyner (Richardson), Dorwin T. Shields, Jr. (Allen), Nigel Paul Johnson (Ottawa, CA)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Portable paper organizer
Patent No. 10405651 

Inventor(s): Bill R. Naifeh (Dallas, TX), Teri Kramer (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15617660 on 06/08/2017 (824 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)


Left atrial appendage occlusion device
Patent No. 10405866 

Inventor(s): Arnab Ranjan Chakraborty (Johnson City, TN), Christine Tu-Anh Hang (Aiken, SC)
Assignee(s): FLOW MEDTECH, INC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Morris, Manning Martin, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15306611 on 04/24/2015 (1600 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary occlusion device is disclosed. In various embodiments, the exemplary occlusion device includes a cap chamber and a bulb chamber for occluding a left atrial appendage (LAA). In particular embodiments, after delivery to the LAA, the cap chamber and the bulb chamber are each inflated via various amounts of fluid(s) to occlude the LAA.

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


Cold forged cutting tip for orthopedic wires and pins
Patent No. 10405889 

Inventor(s): Robert E. Wigginton (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): New Standard Device, LLC (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Greg Goshorn, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16008137 on 06/14/2018 (453 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are orthopedic wires and pins with a cold forged tip for use with External Bone Fixation (EBF) devices. Orthopedic wires includes a length of wire or bar stock and a cutting tip on an end of the length of the wire or bar stock, the cutting tip comprising a cold forged section, wherein a width of the cold forged section conforms to a diameter of the wire or bar stock; and a first plurality of cutting edges in the cold forged section. Also provided are techniques for the manufacture of orthopedic wires and pins.

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


Systems and methods for intraocular lens deployment
Patent No. 10405972 

Inventor(s): Asif Fayyaz (Euless, TX), Jian Liu (Arlington, TX), Sudarshan B. Singh (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): Novartis AG (Basel, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15238547 on 08/16/2016 (1120 days app to issue)

Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) insertion apparatus may include a handpiece body having a distal tip and a deployment chamber located at a distal end of the handpiece body. The deployment chamber is sized and shaped to hold a folded IOL. The IOL insertion apparatus further includes a deployment system disposed within the handpiece body. The deployment system may include a deployment carriage movable between a first position and a second position within the handpiece body. The deployment carriage may include a biasing element that biases the deployment carriage in a distal direction toward the distal tip. The deployment system may further include a deployment trigger that prevents distal movement of the deployment carriage unless pressed and a deployment plunger having a proximal end secured to the deployment carriage and a distal end to engage the folded IOL.

[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]


Implant with independent endplates
Patent No. 10405983 

Inventor(s): Jason Tinley (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): HD LifeSciences LLC (Woburn, MA)
Law Firm: Law Offices of Daniel A. Tesler, LLC (Local + 295 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15942846 on 04/02/2018 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of designing independent endplate implants is also disclosed, including ranges of elastic moduli for the endplates and bulk of the implant for given implant parameters. Implants with elastic moduli within the ranges disclosed herein can optimize the loading of new bone growth to provide increased bone strength.

[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]


Needle for bloodless IV
Patent No. 10406328 

Inventor(s): Hoyt Frenzel (Colleyville, TX), Michael Emmert (Lindale, TX)
Assignee(s): BLIVIC, LLC (Colleyville, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14993219 on 01/12/2016 (1337 days app to issue)

Abstract: An intravenous catheter system having a retractable needle system and a body system is disclosed. The retractable needle system includes a housing, a needle, a docking feature, and an optional anti-shearing mechanism. The body system includes a body, at least one hub, a catheter connector, at least one plug, a plug recoil mechanism, a locking mechanism, a flash chamber, and a flash window.

[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]


Systems and methods for electrical stimulation of biological systems
Patent No. 10406356 

Inventor(s): Shai Policker (Tenafly, NJ), Virender K. Sharma (Paradise Valley, AZ)
Assignee(s): EndoStim, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Novel IP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15639590 on 06/30/2017 (802 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) include at least one electrically stimulating electrode coupled to a pulse generator. Individuals with GERD are treated by implanting a stimulation device within and/or proximate the patient”s lower esophageal sphincter, gastric fundus, or other nearby gastrointestinal structures and applying electrical stimulation to the patient”s lower esophageal sphincter and/or fundus, in accordance with certain predefined protocols. Electrical stimulation provided by the disclosed systems results in an increase in the length of the high pressure zone of the LES and/or modulation of the receptive relaxation response of the fundus to decrease gastric pressure, creating a longer barrier to the reflux of gastric contents or increasing functional lower esophageal pressure respectively, thereby treating GERD.

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


Regenerative interface electrode
Patent No. 10406365 

Inventor(s): Caleb Nothnagle (Fort Worth, TX), Mario Romero-Ortega (Arlington, TX), Muthu Wijesundara (Fort Worth, TX), Young-Tae Kim (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: FisherBroyles LLP (Local + 20 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15111781 on 03/14/2015 (1641 days app to issue)

Abstract: A regenerative interface electrode comprising a multilayer or sandwiched stack of dies that are oriented at their distal ends with at least one layer inset such that it forms a groove into which a nerve may be positioned inside the groove. The die layers include electrodes that connect to the nerve, allowing the nerve to be modulated. The electrodes in the die layers are connected to a PCB, which may communicate with a recording device. The distal end of the sandwiched die layers forming the groove is inserted into a nerve tube, into which the nerve is inserted.

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


High refractive index, high Abbe number intraocular lens materials
Patent No. 10408974 

Inventor(s): Douglas Schlueter (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Novartis AG (Basel, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15995558 on 06/01/2018 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are high refractive index, hydrophobic, acrylic materials. These materials have both high refractive index and a high Abbe number. This combination means the materials have a low refractive index dispersion and thus are especially suitable for use as intraocular lens materials. The materials are also suitable for use in other implantable ophthalmic devices, such as keratoprostheses, corneal rings, corneal implants, and corneal inlays.

[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]


Support garment for resistance exercise
Patent No. 10405589 

Inventor(s): Michael Womack (Princeton, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14555427 on 11/26/2014 (1749 days app to issue)

Abstract: A support garment for use during resistance training. The support garment includes an elastic frontal portion. In addition, the support garment includes two upper arm sleeves located on opposite sides of the elastic frontal portion. Each upper arm sleeve is configured for wear on an upper arm of a user above the elbows of the user. The user positions one arm in each upper arm sleeve and positions the elastic frontal portion across a chest of the user during resistance training. Additionally, the upper arm sleeves are biased inwardly by the elastic frontal portion to provide support during a resistance exercise.

[A41D] OUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES (eye or ear protectors A61F 9/00, A61F 11/00; sweating suits A61H 36/00)


 

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

Exhaust unit
Patent No. 10406473 

Inventor(s): Bradley Hatfield (Lawrenceburg, KY), Christopher S. Tiede (Lexington, KY), Donald V. Fagin (Milton, , CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15170234 on 06/01/2016 (1196 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exhaust unit includes a dirty air intake opening, a clean air output opening and an airflow path defined between the dirty air intake opening and the clean air output opening. The exhaust unit further includes an upstream quenching section and a downstream filtering section along the airflow path. The quenching section has a wetting chamber that includes a reservoir having a fill level for a quenching liquid, and a downtube connected over the dirty air intake opening and opening at its end above, and in opposition to, the plane of the fill level.

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


Volumetrically efficient loading of cartons with increased throughput yield
Patent No. 10406561 

Inventor(s): Michael D. Carpenter (Arlington, TX), Tamas Eger (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): SIEMENS LOGISTICS LLC (DFW Airport, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16051595 on 08/01/2018 (405 days app to issue)

Abstract: Parcel processing systems and methods. A parcel processing system includes a parcel singulation transport configured to transport a stream of singulated parcels. The parcel processing system includes a parcel sorter configured to sort individual parcels in the stream of singulated parcels into a plurality of buffers. Multiple buffers comprise a set of buffers corresponding to a single load builder, and each buffer accumulates and buffers sorted parcels before transfer to the load builder. The parcel processing system includes a parcel flow merge configured to selectively receive buffered parcels from each of the buffers in the set and feed the received parcels to the load builder. The parcel processing system includes the load builder, configured to receive the parcels from the parcel flow merge and build successive stacks of parcels on a parcel pallet.

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


Method for repairing a composite part
Patent No. 10406764 

Inventor(s): Denver Ray Whitworth (North Richland Hills, TX), Vance Newton Cribb (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15691278 on 08/30/2017 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for repairing damage to a composite part includes creating an aperture through the composite part and preparing the surfaces surrounding the aperture on both sides of the part; inserting a plurality of resin impregnated fibers through the aperture and spreading the end portions of the plurality of fibers radially against the prepared surfaces on both sides of the part; and maintaining contact of the plurality of fibers with the prepared surfaces while the resin cures.

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


Child safety in a vehicle alert system and method
Patent No. 10407021 

Inventor(s): Jason Davis (Lancaster, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16195270 on 11/19/2018 (295 days app to issue)

Abstract: An alert system to assist in child safety in a vehicle includes a seat belt buckle insert adapted to be inserted between the male and female parts of a standard safety belt found in most automobiles or for a child car safety seat. It may also include a portable receiver device designed to be carried by a vehicle operator. The seat belt buckle insert detects whether the seat belt has been buckled and the temperature is within an acceptable range, as well as the approximate distance between the seat belt buckle insert and portable receiver device. The seat belt buckle transmits information gathered to the portable receiver device and triggers alerts notifying the vehicle operator of a child”s safety status.

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


Customizable cargo bed system for a vehicle
Patent No. 10407111 

Inventor(s): Ryan C. Harris (Saline, MI), Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15433685 on 02/15/2017 (937 days app to issue)

Abstract: A customizable cargo bed system for a vehicle includes a plurality of adjoining surfaces, with at least one surface of the plurality of adjoining surfaces including at least one recessed portion. The system also includes at least one accessory panel structured to be removably attachable to the at least one surface along the at least one recessed portion. The at least one accessory panel is structured to support at least a portion of an object to be positioned in the cargo bed when the at least one accessory panel is attached to the at least one surface.

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


Fuselage to wing attachment
Patent No. 10407152 

Inventor(s): James Everett Kooiman (Fort Worth, TX), John Elton Brunken, Jr. (Colleyville, TX), John McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Mark Loring Isaac (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16018862 on 06/26/2018 (441 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one embodiment, an aircraft features a fuselage, a wing member, and two fuselage beam. The fuselage features a first plurality of structural supports, a second plurality of structural supports, a first opening disposed between the first plurality of structural supports, and a second opening disposed between the second plurality of structural supports. The wing member is disposed above the first opening and above the second opening. The wing features a plurality of ribs including a first rib and a second rib. The first fuselage beam couples the first rib of the wing member to the fuselage and has an elongated body portion extending across the first plurality of structural supports. The second fuselage beam couples the second rib of the wing member to the fuselage and features an elongated body portion extending across the second plurality of structural supports.

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


Horizontal stabilizer mount for a rotorcraft
Patent No. 10407154 

Inventor(s): Guillaume Noiseux Boucher (Mirabel, , CA), Kevin Donald Morris (Hawkesbury, , CA), Pascal Flynn-Robitaille (Laval, , CA)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15490796 on 04/18/2017 (875 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a horizontal stabilizer spar is held on the empennage of a rotorcraft by saddle fittings clamping the stabilizer spar at positions spaced apart along a longitudinal direction of the stabilizer spar. Stabilizer mounts are connected at respective ends to the saddle fittings and to vertical spars on the empennage. At least one of the stabilizer mounts is constructed to allow movement of the saddle fittings with respect to the vertical spars with at least four directions of freedom. The movable stabilizer mount is floatingly attached to a vertical spar, while the saddle fittings are connected to the respective stabilizer mounts by way of spherical bearings.

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


Spinner fairing assembly
Patent No. 10407157 

Inventor(s): Christopher Foskey (Keller, TX), Frank B. Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Richard Rauber (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13828495 on 03/14/2013 (2371 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprising a spinner fairing assembly comprising a spinner configured to be fixed relative to a gimbaled yoke coupled to a mast system, and a spinner base configured to be fixed relative to the mast system. A spinner fairing assembly comprising a spinner aligned along a first axis, and a spinner base aligned along a second axis and configured to interface with the spinner, wherein the spinner is configured to transition between a neutral position and a canted position with respect to the spinner base, wherein the first axis and the second axis are coincident in the neutral position, and wherein the first axis and the second axis are not coincident and meet at an origin within the spinner in the canted position.

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


Variable in-flight wing fold system
Patent No. 10407160 

Inventor(s): Benjamin A. Goldman (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15424526 on 02/03/2017 (949 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a rotor blade. The rotor blade may comprise a plurality of blade segments; one or more attachment fittings for coupling the plurality of blade segments; and one or more actuators for adjusting an orientation of the plurality of blade segments.

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


Aircraft having dual rotor-to-wing conversion capabilities
Patent No. 10407169 

Inventor(s): Daniel Bryan Robertson (Fort Worth, TX), Frank Bradley Stamps (Fort Worth, TX), Kirk Landon Groninga (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15251110 on 08/30/2016 (1106 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tail sitter aircraft includes a fuselage having a forward portion and an aft portion. The forward portion of the fuselage includes first and second rotor stations. A first rotor assembly is positioned proximate the first rotor station. A second rotor assembly is positioned proximate the second rotor station. A tailboom assembly extends from the aft portion of the fuselage and includes a plurality of landing members. A pusher propeller extends from the tailboom assembly. In a vertical takeoff and landing mode, the first and second rotor assemblies rotate about the fuselage to provide vertical thrust. In a forward flight mode, rotation of the pusher propeller provides forward thrust and the first and second rotor assemblies are non-rotatable about the fuselage forming a dual wing configuration to provide lift.

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


Rotating tamp head and automated dimension determination
Patent No. 10407201 

Inventor(s): David Arthur Ogle, II (Bridgeport, TX)
Assignee(s): Amazon Technologies, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Law Firm: Athorus, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15715069 on 09/25/2017 (715 days app to issue)

Abstract: Printing systems may include a rotatable tamp head that may be repositioned, as necessary, in order to cause a label to be printed in a specific location or in a certain alignment on an object. Such tamp heads may be repositioned as necessary where the label may cross a seam, a crease, a fold or another surface feature which might cause the label to be bowed or damaged in transit. The tamp head may be positioned in a manner that would enable any information, markings or bar codes thereon to remain legible and intact even if the label is applied across such a surface feature. An orientation of the object may be determined using one or more sensors aligned at various angles with respect to a direction of travel of the object.

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


Device and draping method for facilitating introduction of a non-sterile container into a sterile environment
Patent No. 10407223 

Inventor(s): Michelle Fleming (Dallas, TX), William Woods (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): REPLIGEN CORPORATION (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15939648 on 03/29/2018 (530 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved device for enabling a non-sterile container of liquid, such as, for example, a bottle to be introduced into a sterile environment. In one embodiment, the device seals the non-sterile container within a drape so that the non-sterile container can be introduced into the sterile environment. The device may include a drape having an interior cavity for receiving the non-sterile container and a cap coupled to the enclosure for coupling to the non-sterile container so that the liquid product may flow through the sterile cap.

[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


Detection and control system for elevator operations
Patent No. 10407275 

Inventor(s): Gary L Nuschler (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Otis Elevator Company (Farmington, CT)
Law Firm: Bachman LaPointe, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15179079 on 06/10/2016 (1187 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sensor system for a passenger conveyance system includes a multiple of 3D sensors mounted to a movable structure within a vertical shaft and/or a horizontal shaft and a processing module in communication with the multiple of 3D sensors, the processing module operable to identify an obstruction within the horizontal or vertical shaft.

[B66B] ELEVATORS; ESCALATORS OR MOVING WALKWAYS (life-saving devices used as an alternative to normal egress means, e.g. stairs, during rescue to lower persons in cages, bags, or similar supports from buildings or other structures A62B 1/02; equipment for handling freight or for facilitating passenger embarkation or the like to aircraft B64D 9/00; braking or detent devices characterised by their application to lifting or hoisting gear B66D 5/00) [4]


Headlamp assemblies with bezel structures having airflow openings
Patent No. 10408414 

Inventor(s): Francisco A. Ramos, II (Ypsilanti, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15471758 on 03/28/2017 (896 days app to issue)

Abstract: A headlamp assembly including a light source element, an outer lens, a fan, and a bezel structure, wherein the bezel structure is disposed forward of the fan in a vehicle-longitudinal direction and includes an air flow directing feature directing air flow from the fan toward the inner surface of the lens. Embodiments of the headlamp assembly generate light using low-temperate light emitting diodes (LEDs) and direct air flow over components thermodynamically coupled to the LEDs such that the air absorbs heat from the components and distributes the heat throughout the headlamp assembly, especially on the inner surface of the outer lens to reduce the condensation thereon. Further, embodiments may include a bezel structure having a pair of vehicle-forward concave sections disposed at the forward end of the bezel structure that disperse air through the headlamp assembly in a wide aperture to distribute thermal energy more equally throughout the headlamp assembly.

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


Integrated cantilever switch
Patent No. 10411140 

Inventor(s): John H. Zhang (Altamont, NY), Qing Liu (Irvine, CA)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15892028 on 02/08/2018 (579 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated transistor in the form of a nanoscale electromechanical switch eliminates CMOS current leakage and increases switching speed. The nanoscale electromechanical switch features a semiconducting cantilever that extends from a portion of the substrate into a cavity. The cantilever flexes in response to a voltage applied to the transistor gate thus forming a conducting channel underneath the gate. When the device is off, the cantilever returns to its resting position. Such motion of the cantilever breaks the circuit, restoring a void underneath the gate that blocks current flow, thus solving the problem of leakage. Fabrication of the nano-electromechanical switch is compatible with existing CMOS transistor fabrication processes. By doping the cantilever and using a back bias and a metallic cantilever tip, sensitivity of the switch can be further improved. A footprint of the nano-electromechanical switch can be as small as 0.10.1 m[superscript]2[/superscript].

[B81B] MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS, e.g. MICROMECHANICAL DEVICES (piezo-electric, electrostrictive or magnetostrictive elements per se H01L 41/00) [7]


 

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

Hydrofluorocarbons containing NH[subscript]2 [/subscript]functional group for 3D NAND and DRAM applications
Patent No. 10410878 

Inventor(s): Fabrizio Marchegiani (Bear, DE), Hui Sun (Newark, DE), James Royer (Bear, DE), Nathan Stafford (Damascus, OR), Rahul Gupta (St. Louis, MO)
Assignee(s): Air Liquide Electronics US. LP (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15798476 on 10/31/2017 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for using a hydrofluorocarbon etching compound selected from the group consisting of 2,2,2-Trifluoroethanamine (C[subscript]2[/subscript]H[subscript]4[/subscript]F[subscript]3[/subscript]N), 1,1,2-Trifluoroethan-1-amine (Iso-C[subscript]2[/subscript]H[subscript]4[/subscript]F[subscript]3[/subscript]N), 2,2,3,3,3-Pentafluoropropylamine (C[subscript]3[/subscript]H[subscript]4[/subscript]F[subscript]5[/subscript]N), 1,1,1,3,3-Pentafluoro-2-Propanamine (Iso-C[subscript]3[/subscript]H[subscript]4[/subscript]F[subscript]5[/subscript]N), 1,1,1,3,3-Pentafluoro-(2R)-2-Propanamine (Iso-2RC[subscript]3[/subscript]H[subscript]4[/subscript]F[subscript]5[/subscript]N) and 1,1,1,3,3-Pentafluoro-(2S)-2-Propanamine (Iso-2SC[subscript]3[/subscript]H[subscript]4[/subscript]F[subscript]5[/subscript]N), 1,1,1,3,3,3-Hexafluoroisopropylamine (C[subscript]3[/subscript]H[subscript]3[/subscript]F[subscript]6[/subscript]N) and 1,1,2,3,3,3-Hexafluoro-1-Propanamine (Iso-C[subscript]3[/subscript]H[subscript]3[/subscript]F[subscript]6[/subscript]N) to selectively plasma etching silicon containing films, such as a dielectric antireflective coat (DARC) layer (e.g., SiON), alternating SiO/SiN layers, alternating SiO/p-Si layers, versus a photoresist layer and/or a hard mask layer (e.g., amorphous carbon layer), wherein the photoresist layer is reinforced and SiO/SiN and/or SiO/p-Si are etched non-selectively.

[C09K] MATERIALS FOR APPLICATIONS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Self contained/self powered hydraulic catwalk
Patent No. 10408001 

Inventor(s): Max Buchanan (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15248346 on 08/26/2016 (1110 days app to issue)

Abstract: A self contained/self powered hydraulic catwalk is equipped with a slider positioned at the base of a lifting arm. As the lifting arm is elevated to deliver pipe to the drill rig floor, the slider moves the base of the lifting arm toward the drill rig keeping the distal end of the lifting arm in close proximity to the drill rig floor. Conversely, when the lifting arm is lowered, the slider retracts the base of the lifting arm onto the catwalk. By this method it is not necessary to reposition the catwalk after raising or lowering the lifting arm to maintain close proximity to the drill rig. Pipe can then be transported to the drill floor or removed efficiently and safely.

[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]


Packer setting tool with internal pump
Patent No. 10408005 

Inventor(s): Colby Munro Ross (Carrollton, TX), Thomas Owen Roane (Alvord, TX), William Mark Richards (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15308315 on 12/16/2014 (1729 days app to issue)

Abstract: A setting tool for setting a packer in a wellbore includes a housing defining a hydraulic chamber, a piston disposed in the chamber, a pump coupled to the chamber via a flowline, and a setting sleeve directly or indirectly coupled to the piston. The pump may be used to pump pressurized fluid into the hydraulic chamber for pushing the piston in a direction, and the setting sleeve may be used to apply a compressive force to a packer element of the packer in response to the piston being pushed in that direction. The setting tool may include a sensor used to collect a measurement relating to a force on the workstring, in addition to a controller designed to receive a signal from the sensor and to provide a control signal to the pump based on the sensor signal.

[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]


Wellbore gun perforating system and method
Patent No. 10408024 

Inventor(s): John T. Hardesty (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15831054 on 12/04/2017 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wellbore perforating system and method with reliable and safer connections in a perforating gun assembly is disclosed. The system/method includes a gun string assembly (GSA) deployed in a wellbore with multiple perforating guns attached to plural switch subs. The perforating guns are pre-wired with a cable having multi conductors; the multi conductors are connected to electrical ring contacts on either end of the perforating guns. The switch subs are configured with electrical contacts that are attached to the electrical contacts of the perforating guns without the need for manual electrical connections and assembly in the field of operations. The system further includes detonating with a detonator that is positioned upstream of the perforating gun. The detonator is wired to a switch that is positioned downstream of the perforating gun.

[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]


Downhole pumping systems and intakes for same
Patent No. 10408035 

Inventor(s): Steven C. Kennedy (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): EOG RESOURCES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15722842 on 10/02/2017 (708 days app to issue)

Abstract: An intake for a downhole pump includes an outer tubular member having a central axis. In addition, the intake includes an inner tubular member disposed within the outer tubular member. The inner tubular member is radially spaced from the outer tubular member to form an outer annular flow path radially positioned between the inner tubular member and the outer tubular member. Further, the intake includes a central shaft rotatably disposed within the inner tubular member. The central shaft is radially spaced from the inner tubular member to form an inner annular flow path radially positioned between the central shaft and the inner tubular member. Still further, the intake includes a plurality of inlet apertures extending radially through the outer tubular member and in fluid communication with the outer annular flow path. Each of the plurality of inlet apertures has a circumferential width W between 5% and 50% of a total circumference of the outer tubular member.

[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

 

Beverage dispensing valve
Patent No. 10405692 

Inventor(s): Jeff Farris (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): Red River Tea Company (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15339538 on 10/31/2016 (1044 days app to issue)

Abstract: A beverage dispensing valve may include a downspout assembly having a body having walls with a slot therein, a channel, an upper and a lower opening, with the slot in the channel between the upper and lower openings. The downspout assembly may include a lateral member extending laterally from the downspout assembly and engaging the wall adjacent the slot. A pinch member may be partly enclosed within the lateral member and dimensioned to move partially through the slot. A handle and the pinch member may move the pinch member in and out of the slot. A coil spring may engage the lateral member and the pinch arm urging the pinch arm at least partially through the slot of the body. A flexible insert may be dimensioned to tightly fit against the walls of the channel of the body, the insert having an open top and an open bottom.

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


Hybrid composite and metallic gear with interlocking interface
Patent No. 10408324 

Inventor(s): Cody Clark Anderson (Fort Worth, TX), Gilbert Morales (Fort Worth, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15676521 on 08/14/2017 (757 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hybrid composite and metallic gear includes a generally cylindrical shaft interface. A composite web is coupled to the shaft interface. The composite web includes a generally cylindrical rim having an outer surface. The outer surface includes a plurality of locks each having a radially outwardly extending profile. A generally cylindrical metallic gear ring having a plurality of external teeth includes an inner surface. The inner surface includes a plurality of detents each having a radially outwardly extending profile that corresponds with one of the locks of the composite web. When the composite web is positioned within the metallic gear ring, the corresponding locks and detents each form a lock and detent coupling establishing an interlocking interface between the composite web and the metallic gear ring.

[F16H] GEARING


Oil line control system
Patent No. 10408513 

Inventor(s): Robert H. Austin, Jr. (Columbus, GA)
Assignee(s): Heatcraft Refrigeration Products, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14624612 on 02/18/2015 (1665 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present application provides a refrigeration system. The refrigeration system may include a suction header, a compressor, a suction header oil return line in communication with the suction header and the compressor, and an oil line control system. The oil line control system may include a sensor and a valve to open and shut the suction header oil return line in response to the sensor.

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


Apparatus and methodology for opening refrigerant sources while servicing automotive refrigeration systems
Patent No. 10408514 

Inventor(s): Kenneth Alan Pistone (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): The Armor All/STP Products Company (Danbury, CT)
Law Firm: Kagan Binder, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14588549 on 01/02/2015 (1712 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and method for opening refrigerant sources while servicing a refrigeration system are provided by this disclosure. A system may include a fluid source, a device capable of coupling to the fluid source, and a fluid receiving system. The device may include a valve disposed in the body of the apparatus. A portion of the valve being engageable with a refrigerant supply composed of either a self-sealing valve or a penetrable seal.

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


Managing high pressure events in air conditioners
Patent No. 10408516 

Inventor(s): Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX), Thomas Pate (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15382967 on 12/19/2016 (995 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, an air conditioner may include one or more compressors, more than one expansion device, and/or a microchannel condenser. High pressure events may occur during operation of the air conditioner and may be identified. When a high pressure event is identified a bypass operation may be allowed.

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


Hybrid wet/dry cooling tower and improved fill material for cooling tower
Patent No. 10408541 

Inventor(s): James A. Bland (Rhome, TX), Jesse Q. Seawell (Granbury, TX), Toby Daley (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Composite Cooling Solutions, L.P. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15274420 on 09/23/2016 (1082 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hybrid wet/dry cooling tower and novel splash fill material are provided. In one embodiment, the cooling tower includes a wet cooling section having a draft fan disposed above the wet section for drawing air through the wet section to cool liquid traversing the wet section. The cooling tower also includes a dry cooling section disposed laterally adjacent the wet section and configured to enable the draft fan to draw air through the dry section. In another embodiment, the dry cooling section has one or more added draft fan(s) for drawing air through the dry section with or without operation of the draft fan disposed above the wet section. In other embodiments, different structures and configurations of plastic splash fill material are described.

[F28C] HEAT-EXCHANGE APPARATUS, NOT PROVIDED FOR IN ANOTHER SUBCLASS, IN WHICH THE HEAT-EXCHANGE MEDIA COME INTO DIRECT CONTACT WITHOUT CHEMICAL INTERACTION (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials C09K 5/00; fluid heaters having heat generating means F24H; with an intermediate heat-transfer medium coming into direct contact with heat-exchange media F28D 15/00-F28D 19/00; details of heat-exchange apparatus of general application F28F)


Composite top case with embedded heat pipes
Patent No. 10408544 

Inventor(s): Brad Ekstrom (Fort Worth, TX), Brian S. Modrzejewski (Keller, TX), David Elliott (Azle, TX), Doug Mueller (Coppell, TX), Scott Gardner (Hurst, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14282370 on 05/20/2014 (1939 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method to transfer heat energy through a composite structure. The system includes a heat pipe extending through a thickness of the composite material. The method includes extending a heat pipe through the composite material from a first surface exposed to the heat energy to a second surface exposed to airflow.

[F28D] HEAT-EXCHANGE APPARATUS, NOT PROVIDED FOR IN ANOTHER SUBCLASS, IN WHICH THE HEAT-EXCHANGE MEDIA DO NOT COME INTO DIRECT CONTACT (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials C09K 5/00; fluid heaters having heat generating means and heat transferring means F24H; furnaces F27; details of heat-exchange apparatus of general application F28F); HEAT STORAGE PLANTS OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL [4]


Polymer cartridge having a primer insert with a primer pocket groove
Patent No. 10408582 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15936900 on 03/27/2018 (532 days app to issue)

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

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


One piece polymer ammunition cartridge having a primer insert and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10408592 

Inventor(s): Andrew Rosek (Rockwall, TX), Jimmie Sloan (Porter, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX), Michael Edward Godart (Rockwall, TX), Tyler Lee Boss (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16110213 on 08/23/2018 (383 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a single piece polymer ammunition cartridge and polymer ammunition and methods of forming a single piece polymer ammunition cartridge and polymer ammunition.

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


Lighting assembly with LEDs and four-part optical elements
Patent No. 10410551 

Inventor(s): David Siucheong Auyeung (Carrollton, TX), Simon Magarill (Mountain View, CA), William Y. Hall (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Ultravision Technologies, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15627089 on 06/19/2017 (813 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lighting assembly includes a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) and a plurality of optical elements, each proximate an associated one of the LEDs. Each optical element includes a first portion, a second portion which intersects with the first portion, a third portion extending beyond a region between the first portion and the second portion in a direction away from the associated LED, and a fourth portion positioned proximate the respective LED below the first, second and third portions. The first and second portions are shaped such that at least one surface normal to the first portion intersects with at least one surface normal to the second portion.

[F21V] FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [7]


 

P H Y S I C S

Apparatus for non-contact optical evaluation of camshaft lobe surface roughness
Patent No. 10408612 

Inventor(s): Cheryl A. Rollins (Letart, WV), Jonathan C. Ortt (Ripley, WV), Samuel H. Bauer (Rutland, OH), William R. Coulter, II (Nitro, WV)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16020337 on 06/27/2018 (440 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for visual inspection of a radial surface of a camshaft lobe. Upon visual inspection of the radial surface of the camshaft lobe via the apparatus and method of the present disclosure, surface roughness, or chatter, can be evaluated. Rapid evaluation of camshaft lobe chatter provides for improved manufacturing efficiency and decreased production delays.

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


Vision-assist systems with room scanners to detect and notify users of out-of-order room states
Patent No. 10408625 

Inventor(s): Christopher P. Lee (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15132860 on 04/19/2016 (1239 days app to issue)

Abstract: Vision-assist systems that inform visually impaired users regarding the current state of a room are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system includes an image sensor for obtaining a baseline image of the room including one or more items in the room positioned in an in-order state, and memory to store the baseline image. The system may include a motion sensor to detect when the user is approaching the room to activate the image sensor to obtain a real-time image of the room. A detection module determines whether the room and items in the room are in an in-order state or an out-of-order state when compared with the baseline image, and an output module notifies the user of the current state of room. In this manner, a visually impaired user can be informed of the state of a room which thereby aids the user in navigating or moving within the room.

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


Methods and apparatus to increase resolver-to-digital converter accuracy
Patent No. 10408643 

Inventor(s): Fei Xu (Dallas, TX), Shanmuganand Chellamuthu (Richardson, TX), Ted F. Lekan (Chicago, IL), Viktor Tasevski (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15276348 on 09/26/2016 (1079 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to increase resolver-to-digital converter accuracy are disclosed. Example methods and apparatus compare a first induced signal and a first threshold signal to determine a first zero-cross signal, compare a second induced signal with the first threshold signal to determine a second zero-cross signal, compare an inducing signal with the first threshold signal to determine a third zero-cross signal, compare the first induced signal and a second threshold signal to determine a first zero-cross confirmation signal, the first zero-cross confirmation signal to indicate when to use the first zero-cross signal to determine a phase difference between the inducing signal and at least one of the first induced signal or the second induced signal, and compare the second induced sinusoidal signal and the second threshold signal to determine a second zero-cross confirmation signal, the second zero-cross confirmation signal to indicate when to use the second zero-cross signal to determine the phase difference.

[G01D] MEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; TRANSFERRING OR TRANSDUCING ARRANGEMENTS NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Disk bending shear testing and system
Patent No. 10408723 

Inventor(s): Bogdan Roman Krasnowski (Bedford, TX), Chyau Tzeng (Arlington, TX), Robert Arnold Brack (Bedford, TX), Robert Patrick Wardlaw (Keller, TX), Xiaoming Li (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15379808 on 12/15/2016 (999 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for determining a shear property of a sample includes supporting a sample at three or more separate support locations about a periphery of a first surface of the sample in a testing fixture, the sample including a second surface separated from the first surface by a thickness, wherein the sample is axisymmetric about an axis that is orthogonal to the first surface. The method includes applying a load on the second surface of the sample with a load applicator in a direction substantially parallel with the axis, measuring, with a controller, shear testing data of the sample in response to applying the load, and determining, with the controller, a shear property of the sample from the measured shear testing data.

[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)


Enhanced nanoscale gas chromatography
Patent No. 10408806 

Inventor(s): Weidong Zhou (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15520611 on 10/20/2015 (1421 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of enhanced nanoscale gas chromatography are described. In one embodiment, a nano-scale gas chromatography (GC) module includes a light source, a light detector, and a sensor module having vertically-integrated photonic crystal slab (PCS) Fano resonance filter and GC channel layers. The PCS Fano resonance filter layer includes a hole lattice region, and the GC channel layer comprises a gas channel for separation of analytes in a gas mixture. The gas channel includes a coiled section and an extended length section, where the extended length section extends through a region in the GC channel layer that is stacked in proximity with the hole lattice region. The hole lattice region in the PCS Fano resonance filter layer provides local field enhancement of light generated by the light source for increased light-matter interaction with the analytes in the gas channel.

[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)


Geolocation using guided surface waves
Patent No. 10408915 

Inventor(s): James D. Lilly (Silver Spring, MD), James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), Kenneth L. Corum (Plymouth, NH), Michael J. D”Aurelio (Marietta, GA)
Assignee(s): CPG Technologies, LLC (Italy, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14850051 on 09/10/2015 (1461 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for fixing a navigational position using guided surface waves launched from guided surface wave waveguide probes at various ground stations. A guided surface wave is received using a guided surface wave receive structure. A reflection of the guided surface wave is received using the guided surface wave receive structure. An amount of time that has elapsed between receiving the guided surface wave and receiving the reflection of guided surface wave is calculated. A location of the guided surface wave receive structure is determined based at least in part on the amount of time elapsed between receiving the guided surface wave and receiving the reflection of guided surface wave.

[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


Geolocation using guided surface waves
Patent No. 10408916 

Inventor(s): James D. Lilly (Silver Spring, MD), James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), Kenneth L. Corum (Plymouth, NH), Michael J. D”Aurelio (Marietta, GA)
Assignee(s): CPG Technologies, LLC (Italy, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14850056 on 09/10/2015 (1461 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various approaches for navigation identifying one”s current position. A navigation device receives a guided surface wave using a guided surface wave receive structure. The navigation device then receives a reflection of the guided surface wave using the guided surface wave receive structure. The navigation device calculates an amount of time elapsed between receiving the guided surface wave and receiving the reflection of guided surface wave. The navigation device then measures an angle between a wave front of the guided surface wave and a polar axis of the Earth. Finally the navigation device determines a location of the guided surface wave receive structure based at least in part on the angle between the wave front of the guided surface wave and the polar axis of the Earth the amount of time elapsed between receiving the guided surface wave and receiving the reflection of guided surface wave.

[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


Field emission ion source neutron generator
Patent No. 10408968 

Inventor(s): Juan Navarro-Sorroche (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Gilliam IP PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14914560 on 12/31/2013 (2079 days app to issue)

Abstract: A well logging tool includes a neutron generator having an ion source cathode comprising a nano-structure field emission (FE) array for producing a charged particle current routed through an ionizable gas, thus generating ions by electron impact ionization of the gas. The nanostructures can be provided by bundles of silicon nanotips grown on a substrate. The FE array can be provided on an axially facing substrate located co-axially in an elongate housing, with the charged particle current directed from the centrally located FE array to a co-axial annular anode and having axial and radial directional components.

[G01V] GEOPHYSICS; GRAVITATIONAL MEASUREMENTS; DETECTING MASSES OR OBJECTS; TAGS (means for indicating the location of accidentally buried, e.g. snow-buried, persons A63B 29/02) [6]


Holder of various types of fiber optic cable modules
Patent No. 10409021 

Inventor(s): William Julius McPhil Giraud (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Optical Communications LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15616295 on 06/07/2017 (825 days app to issue)

Abstract: A holder for a plurality of fiber optic cable modules. The holder may includes a tray, wherein the tray is movably positionable in a chassis; and a plurality of mounts coupled to the tray, each mount configured to releasably retain a module of a plurality of various types of modules relative to the tray.

[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]


Apparatus, system, and method for displaying an image using a plate
Patent No. 10409079 

Inventor(s): D. Scott Dewald (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Avegant Corp. (San Mateo, CA)
Law Firm: HIPLegal LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14716873 on 05/19/2015 (1575 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus ([b]110[/b]), system ([b]100[/b]), and method ([b]900[/b]) for displaying an image ([b]880[/b]). Instead of using an expensive configuration of prisms ([b]310[/b]) such as TIR prisms ([b]311[/b]) or RTIR prisms ([b]312[/b]) to direct light ([b]800[/b]) to and from a DMD ([b]324[/b]), a plate ([b]340[/b]) with transmissive ([b]374[/b]), reflective ([b]372[/b]), and/or polarization ([b]373[/b]) characteristics is used. The plate ([b]340[/b]) can be implemented in a wide variety of different embodiments using a wide variety of different components and configurations.

[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]


Temperature gradient in microfabricated sensor cavity
Patent No. 10409227 

Inventor(s): Ann Gabrys (Woodside, CA), Iouri N Mirgorodski (Sunnyvale, CA), Nathan Brockie (Edinburgh, , GB), Roozbeh Parsa (Portola Valley, CA), Terry Dyer (Largs, , GB), William French (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15227929 on 08/03/2016 (1133 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microfabricated sensor includes a sensor cell with a cell body and a window attached to the cell body. A sensor cavity containing sensor fluid material is located in cell body, open to the window. A signal path extends from a signal emitter outside the sensor cell, through the window and sensor cavity, and to a signal detector. The sensor cell may have an asymmetric thermal configuration, conducive to developing a temperature gradient in the sensor cell. One or more heaters are disposed on the sensor cell, possibly in an asymmetric configuration. Power is applied to the heaters, possibly asymmetrically, so as to develop a temperature gradient in the sensor cell with a low temperature region in the sensor cell, sufficient to condense the sensor fluid in the low temperature region, outside of the signal path.

[G04F] TIME-INTERVAL MEASURING (measuring pulse characteristics G01R, e.g. G01R 29/02; in radar or like systems G01S; masers H01S 1/00; generation of oscillations H03B; generation or counting of pulses, frequency dividing H03K; analogue/digital conversion in general H03M 1/00) [2]


Gimbal stabilized components for remotely operated aerial vehicles
Patent No. 10409293 

Inventor(s): Edward Lindsley (Burelson, TX), Paul E. I. Pounds (Brisbane, , AU)
Assignee(s): Olaeris, Inc. (Burleson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15475142 on 03/31/2017 (893 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, devices, apparatus, and computer program products for gimbal stabilized components for remotely operated vehicles. Aspects of the invention include a gimbal stabilized radar system. A radar unit is mounted on a vertical (or horizontal) gimbal attached to a remotely operated aerial vehicle. In aspects, a radar unit is mounted to a gimbal having multiple degrees of freedom. When the remotely operated aerial vehicle rotates and/or changes its orientation in space, the gimbal compensates keeping the direction and elevation angle of the radar essentially constant.

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


Interactive presentation system
Patent No. 10409466 

Inventor(s): Callie Thomas (Dallas, TX), William Thomas (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Thomas Creative Group Productions, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15799104 on 10/31/2017 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some aspects, a method of authoring an interactive presentation includes defining a sequence of two or more primary content items within a presentation, and associating a link to additional content with a primary content item of the sequence in a non-transitory computer-readable medium. In additional aspects, a method of delivering an interactive presentation includes accessing the sequence of two or more primary content items, delivering the primary content items to a presentation device, and delivering, to applications operating on mobile devices of audience members, the primary content items with the additional content and/or one or more links thereto. In further aspects, a method of interacting with an interactive presentation includes receiving, by a mobile device of an audience member, a sequence of primary content items with additional content and/or one or more links thereto, and displaying the received primary content items and the additional content.

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


Electronic device and method for data processing using virtual register mode
Patent No. 10409607 

Inventor(s): Marko Krger (Freising, , DE), Markus Ksler (Landshut, , DE), Steven Bartling (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14739236 on 06/15/2015 (1548 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates to an electronic device for data processing, which includes an execution unit with a temporary register, a register file, a first feedback path from the data output of the execution unit to the register file, a second feedback path from the data output of the execution unit to the temporary register, a switch configured to connect the first feedback path and/or the second feedback path, and a logic stage coupled to control the switch. The control stage is configured to control the switch to connect the second feedback path if the data output of an execution unit is used as an operand in the subsequent operation of an execution unit.

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


File access predication using counter based eviction policies at the file and page level
Patent No. 10409728 

Inventor(s): Gopinath Palani (Sunnyvale, CA), Jun Xu (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15590741 on 05/09/2017 (854 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for predicting file access patterns by identifying one or more files stored in a first cache and one or more pages associated with each of the one or more files in a second cache. The one or more files in the first cache are evicted based on a first eviction policy and, for each of the one or more files, the one or more pages in the second cache are evicted based on a second eviction policy. Access patterns of the one or more files based on the first and second eviction policies may then be predicted.

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


Command selection policy
Patent No. 10409739 

Inventor(s): Patrick A. La Fratta (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huesbch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15791886 on 10/24/2017 (686 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods related to command selection policy for electronic memory or storage are described. Commands to a memory controller may be prioritized based on a type of command, a timing of when one command was received relative to another command, a timing of when one command is ready to be issued to a memory device, or some combination of such factors. For instance, a memory controller may employ a first-ready, first-come, first-served (FRFCFS) policy in which certain types of commands (e.g., read commands) are prioritized over other types of commands (e.g., write commands). The policy may employ exceptions to such an FRFCFS policy based on dependencies or relationships among or between commands. An example can include inserting a command into a priority queue based on a category corresponding to respective commands, and iterating through a plurality of priority queues in order of priority to select a command to issue.

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


Description based model search
Patent No. 10409826 

Inventor(s): Martin Witte (Schwabach, , DE)
Assignee(s): Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14542907 on 11/17/2014 (1758 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for product data management and corresponding systems and computer-readable mediums. A method includes receiving a model library comprising a plurality of library objects, identifying a plurality of relevant words and a plurality of word tuples from the description sentences in the plurality of library objects, determining a word frequency for each of the plurality of relevant words in the model library, determining a tuple frequency for each of the plurality of word tuples in the model library, determining a conditional probability for a first relevant word to occur in a description sentence with a second relevant word for each of the plurality of relevant words, and creating a controlled vocabulary for the model library.

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


Computer architecture for emulating a distance measuring device for a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10409885 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15701183 on 09/11/2017 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to emulate a distance measuring device in a correlithm object processing system. The device is configured to receive an input binary string and to mask a first portion of the input binary string. The device is configured to identify a first binary string in a counting table matching a second portion of the input binary string, to fetch a first numeric value linked with the first binary string, and to increment a count value of a counter by the first numeric value. The device is configured to mask the second portion and to unmask the first portion. The device is configured to identify a second binary string in the counting table matching the first portion, to fetch a second numeric value linked with the second binary string, to increment the count value of the counter by the second numeric value, and to output the count value.

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


Navigating and authoring configured product lifecycle data
Patent No. 10409922 

Inventor(s): Charubrata Ray (Pune, , IN), Girish Kandi (Pune, , IN), Krishnan Srinivasan (Plano, TX), Nitin Goyal (Jwalapur, , IN)
Assignee(s): Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14535844 on 11/07/2014 (1768 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for product data management and corresponding systems and computer-readable mediums. The systems and methods include receiving a request for expanded details about an architecture element of a model from an application client, parsing the request to identify the expanded details of the architecture element, identifying a structure and configuration details of the model, configuring the model according to the structure and configuration details, traversing the model to collect the expanded details for the architecture element, packaging the expanded details into an application format for the client, and returning the expanded details.

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


Computer-aided simulation of multi-layer selective laser sintering and melting additive manufacturing processes
Patent No. 10409932 

Inventor(s): Lucia Mirabella (Plainsboro, NJ), Suraj Ravi Musuvathy (Glenmont, NY), Tsz Ling Elaine Tang (Atlanta, GA)
Assignee(s): Siemens Product Lifecyle Management Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14610709 on 01/30/2015 (1684 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system is provided for computer-aided simulation of multi-layer selective laser sintering and melting in an additive manufacturing processes. The method may include receiving a solid model. The method may also include slicing the solid model geometry along a build direction and creating 3D meshes that represent manufacturing layers. In addition, the method may include simulating manufacture of each of the 3D meshes to produce corresponding deformed 3D meshes. Further, the method may include building a 3D mesh model from the deformed 3D meshes and displaying the 3D mesh model.

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


Computer-aided simulation of additive manufacturing processes
Patent No. 10409933 

Inventor(s): Louis Komzisk (Huntington Beach, CA)
Assignee(s): Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14627518 on 02/20/2015 (1663 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for computer-aided simulation of additive manufacturing processes and corresponding systems and computer-readable mediums. A method includes receiving a finite element (FE) model of a part to be manufactured. The method includes intersecting a depositing layer line with the FE model to define an FE layer mesh that represents a manufacturing layer. The method includes simulating manufacture of the FE layer mesh and correspondingly modifying the FE model. The method includes displaying the modified FE model.

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


Secure data access for multi-purpose mobile devices
Patent No. 10409982 

Inventor(s): Bryan Adam Joyner (Richardson, TX), Dorwin T. Shields, Jr. (Allen, TX), Nigel Paul Johnson (Ottawa, , CA)
Assignee(s): ZixCorp Systems, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13551972 on 07/18/2012 (2610 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to some embodiments, a proxy server comprises one or more processors operable to establish communication with a secure client application of a device. The client is configured with a partition that contains data received from the proxy server within the secure application. If the client passes authentication, the server communicates preview information to the client previewing files that the server received from a business server on behalf of the client. The client requests a selected file. The server renders the selected file into a first portion and a second portion based on the immediate display capabilities of the client. The server communicates the first portion, determines that a trigger point was reached, and then communicates the second portion in response to the trigger point being reached. The client is configured to delete the first portion and the second portion in response to a completion event.

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


Containers for aerial drone transport of materials, objects, or products
Patent No. 10410105 

Inventor(s): Karin Stoman (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): INGAR LLC (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Timberline Patent Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15765457 on 10/31/2017 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: A container for aerial drone transport includes a main body; a lid; a plurality of aerial drone grip elements organized in an aerial drone grip configuration; a plurality of visual aerial drone orientation markers carried by at least one external surface at predetermined locations relative to the plurality of aerial drone grip elements, which define a pickup orientation; and a first machine-readable code indicating a container serial number, container dimensions, weight carrying capacity, and/or the aerial drone grip configuration. The container can also include a second machine-readable code indicating a target aerial drone delivery address. The container can include an RFID tag, and possibly a sensing unit configured for sensing one or more types of signals. The container can be securely closed by closure mechanisms, including an elastic band structure having knob elements that can be inserted into and securely retained by aperture structures having two different cross-sectional areas.

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


Visualizing vehicle condition using extended reality
Patent No. 10410182 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Anna, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16387170 on 04/17/2019 (146 days app to issue)

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

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


Systems and methods for a refinancing savings widget
Patent No. 10410282 

Inventor(s): Adam Shackleton (Dallas, TX), Patrick Eberle (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14474648 on 09/02/2014 (1834 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for calculating a savings amount for loan refinancing. According to one implementation, a method includes displaying a graphic user interface comprising a widget at a client device and receiving input data from a user regarding a loan. In some embodiments, the input data may include the user”s credit level and the current monthly payment, APR, and payoff amount associated with the user”s current loan. The method further includes determining a saving amount based on a comparison of the input data with historical savings data accessible to the widget, and displaying the savings amount in the graphic user interface.

[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]


Collective navigation for virtual reality devices
Patent No. 10410416 

Inventor(s): Lei Rao (Mountain View, CA), Yinglong Xia (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15247801 on 08/25/2016 (1111 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-executed method is disclosed for collective navigation of distributed virtual reality (VR) devices. The method obtains a source vertex and a destination vertex for a VR device. The source vertex and the destination vertex include vertices of a graph model of a navigable space having a plurality of vertices. The vertices represent a point within the navigable space and the plurality of edges represent a path segment between two corresponding vertices. A subset of possible vertices, selected from the plurality of vertices, is determined for a navigable path. A vertex traffic potential is determined for each vertex of the subset of possible vertices. The navigable path, including one or more consecutive path segments selected to minimize both segment path lengths and vertex traffic potentials, is determined from the source vertex to the destination vertex.

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


System and method for parking utilization within a plurality of parking lots
Patent No. 10410445 

Inventor(s): Yeshwant Kumar Muthusamy (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): YESHVIK SOLUTIIONS, LLC (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: Nolte Intellectual Propery Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15912459 on 03/05/2018 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: A parking system includes: electronic parking passes that can be virtual parking passes or physical parking devices within vehicles; a network of connected wireless communication hubs; computer servers, associated software, and driver information databases (collectively called the Cloud Backend); and registered parking applications on mobile devices of vehicle drivers. All system components are interconnected and able to communicate with one another, creating a ”Driver Parking and Safety Net” that enables drivers to find parking, make secure payments for parking transactions, dynamically upgrade their parking authorization levels on a temporary basis, and monitor for safety of the drivers even while they are away from their vehicles.

[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)


Physical article exchange using a safe
Patent No. 10410456 

Inventor(s): Donald Ray McKay, Jr. (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): AMERICAN SECURITY PRODUCTS CO. (Fontana, CA)
Law Firm: SoCaI IP Law Group LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16242890 on 01/08/2019 (245 days app to issue)

Abstract: There are disclosed devices, system and methods for automatic exchange of change for cash using a smart safe. The safe has a computing device for receiving a selection from a merchant to exchange cash for change having a total value, and an identification of the denominations of the coins and cash of the change desired. The safe has a secure chamber for receiving cash deposits from the merchant and a sensor for counting the secured cash. The computing device sends an exchange agent the selection from the merchant to exchange the cash with the change, and the identification of the denominations of the change desired. A courier is contacted, retrieves the cash deposited, and exchanges the change for the equal value of cash.

[G07D] HANDLING OF COINS OR OF PAPER CURRENCY OR SIMILAR VALUABLE PAPERS, e.g. TESTING, SORTING BY DENOMINATIONS, COUNTING, DISPENSING, CHANGING OR DEPOSITING [2]


Moisture detection system
Patent No. 10410503 

Inventor(s): Fahim Shaikh (Garland, TX), Gerald Rogers (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15932005 on 01/23/2018 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: Wireless moisture detection system using water soluble insulated wire or water soluble conductors as sensor inputs to a programmed microcontroller to determine if the water soluble sensors have been penetrated by moisture dissolving the soluble materials and changing the electrical characteristics of the sensor providing an interrupt to the microcontroller to signal the presence of moisture for the monitor to wirelessly communicate to the monitoring system.

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


Modular system for the real time assessment of critical thinking skills
Patent No. 10410534 

Inventor(s): Angela K. Brown (Athens, GA), David L. Ducrest (Athens, GA), Georgia W. Hodges (Covington, GA), Thomas P. Robertson (Athens, GA)
Assignee(s): LAZEL, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15122844 on 03/02/2015 (1653 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for assisting students in a development of critical thinking skills pertinent to solving problems. An educational system may access predefined education modules from memory that facilitate an interaction between a student and a user interface. The user input provided by the student is measured in real-time such that an analysis platform may conduct a real-time evaluation of the user input. A heat map that visually depicts skills of the student is generated and may be rendered in an administrative user interface that may be accessed by a teacher or similar personnel.

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


Modular display panel
Patent No. 10410552 

Inventor(s): William Y. Hall (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ULTRAVISION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16004084 on 06/08/2018 (459 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, modular light emitting diode (LED) display panel includes a plurality of LEDs is attached to a printed circuit board. A power supply is coupled to the plurality of LEDs and configured to receive direct current (DC) power. A scan controller is coupled to the plurality of LEDs, where the scan controller is configured to control operation of the plurality of LEDs in order to display received media. A housing is attached to the printed circuit board, and includes an outer major surface of the modular LED display panel and is configured to be exposed to an external environment without a protective cabinet. A waterproof integrated data and power connector is electrically coupled to the power supply, the scan controller, and to the plurality of LEDs. The modular LED display panel has an ingress protection rating of IP 65 or higher, and is cooled passively without fans.

[G09F] DISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS


Devices for providing ground-based advertising in a parking lot setting
Patent No. 10410554 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Elias Blumenthal (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Standley Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16193534 on 11/16/2018 (298 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device for displaying advertising images in a parking lot having a plurality of parking spaces. A back unit is configured for placement at a predetermined position associated with one of the parking spaces in said parking lot. A cover is mounted to said back unit such that said back unit and said cover form an enclosed compartment. An electronic display is positioned within said enclosed compartment and is configured to display the advertising images. A controller is in electronic communication with the electronic display. A battery is electrically connected to said electronic display.

[G09F] DISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS


System and method for customer interaction management
Patent No. 10410633 

Inventor(s): Parind S. Poi (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15908941 on 03/01/2018 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates to a customer interaction management system that comprises a memory that stores customer profile data and customer interaction data; a voice response input that receives a voice pattern from a customer; and a computer processor, coupled to the memory and the voice response input, programmed to: retrieve customer voice data from a current customer interaction via a voice channel; retrieve data from one or more other interactions via one or more other channels; compare customer voice data to a customer baseline, where the customer baseline is developed from one or more prior customer interactions; generate, using a speech analytics engine, a customer score that indicates customer sentiment based on the customer voice data and data from one or more other interactions; during the current customer interaction, update the customer score based on customer progress data; and develop one or more actions, in response to the customer score.

[G10L] SPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING [4]


Methods and apparatuses for command shifter reduction
Patent No. 10410696 

Inventor(s): Debra Bell (Dallas, TX), Kallol Mazumder (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15857597 on 12/28/2017 (621 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for reducing a number of command shifters are disclosed. An example apparatus includes an encoder circuit, a latency shifter circuit, and a decoder circuit. The encoder circuit may be configured to encode commands, wherein the commands are encoded based on their command type and the latency shifter circuit, coupled to the encoder circuit, may be configured to provide a latency to the encoded commands. The decoder circuit, coupled to the latency shifter circuit, may be configured to decode the encoded commands and provide decoded commands to perform memory operations associated with the command types of the decoded commands.

[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)


Systems and methods for performing row hammer refresh operations in redundant memory
Patent No. 10410710 

Inventor(s): Joosang Lee (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15855514 on 12/27/2017 (622 days app to issue)

Abstract: Steering logic circuitry includes bit-flipping logic that determines a first neighboring redundant word line adjacent to a redundant word line of a memory bank, which also includes normal word lines. Redundant word lines include main word lines, each of which includes paired word lines. Each paired word line includes two redundant word lines. The steering logic circuitry also includes border determination logic that determines whether the redundant word line is on a border between the redundant word lines and an end of the memory bank or the normal word lines. The steering logic circuitry further includes main word line steering logic that determines a neighboring main word line that a second neighboring redundant word line adjacent to the redundant word line is disposed in, and paired word line steering logic that determines a neighboring paired word line that the second neighboring redundant word line is disposed in.

[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)


Ultra dense network security architecture method
Patent No. 10412056 

Inventor(s): Ahmad Shawky Muhanna (Richardson, TX), Jiangsheng Wang (Shanghai, , CN), Zhibi Wang (Woodridge, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15213266 on 07/18/2016 (1149 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for establishing a trust relationship in an ultra dense network is provided. The method comprises receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a reconfiguration request from a macrocell; deriving, by the UE, a user plane encryption key according to information in the reconfiguration request; transmitting, by the UE, a first user plane signaling message to a first microcell in a group of microcells when the UE is attached to the first microcell; and transmitting, by the UE, a second user plane signaling message to a second microcell in the group of microcells when the UE is attached to the second microcell, wherein the first user plane signaling message and the second user plane signaling message are both encrypted according to the user plane encryption key.

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


Multi-variable composition at channel for multi-faceted authentication
Patent No. 10412082 

Inventor(s): William August Stahlhut (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15454973 on 03/09/2017 (915 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for providing real-time multi-faceted authentication of a user before or during the user”s interaction with a channel. The system uses authentication devices to acquire large amounts of authentication level information data, then makes a determination that at least a portion of the acquired authentication level information data cannot be efficiently processed by a conventional computer apparatus due to the complexity of a required analysis process and/or the quantity of data that must be processed. The system then formats and transmits this authentication data to a special quantum optimizer that is configured to perform the complex analysis and/or process extremely large volumes of data substantially in real-time. The quantum optimizer performs the analysis and returns a confirmed identity of the user that is then used by the conventional computer apparatus to authenticate the user for the interaction with the channel.

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


Jointly managing a cloud and non-cloud environment
Patent No. 10412192 

Inventor(s): Mickey Iqbal (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15150838 on 05/10/2016 (1218 days app to issue)

Abstract: Examples of techniques for jointly managing a cloud and non-cloud environment are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a method includes: receiving a request to be executed on one of a cloud resource and a non-cloud resource using one of cloud orchestration and non-cloud orchestration, the request comprising a plurality of tasks; scheduling the first task for execution on the cloud resource by a cloud orchestration device using a joint cloud and non-cloud management device; scheduling the second task for execution on the non-cloud resource by a non-cloud orchestration device using a non-cloud management device; and scheduling the third task for execution on the non-cloud resource by the non-cloud orchestration device using the joint cloud and non-cloud management device.

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


 

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Convertible hotplate adapter for rounded vessels and the like
Patent No. 10406526 

Inventor(s): Bernard Robert McKellar (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Ice Miller LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15246733 on 08/25/2016 (1111 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is an article or device to facilitate the heating of rounded vessels and other rounded objects comprising a plurality of nested, concentric hollow cylinders each having respective upper edges and inner sides and adapted to be arranged and fixed in at least two configurations such that the upper edges and inner sides of the hollow cylinders form at least two bowl-shaped contours. Also included is a device for taking the impetus of a first rotating magnetic field to create the impetus of a second rotating magnetic field at some distance from the first rotating magnetic field, in order for the impetus of second magnetic field to stir the contents of a vessel by means of a magnet placed in the vessel.

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


Detecting malicious instructions in a virtual machine memory
Patent No. 10409983 

Inventor(s): Chase Cooper Cunningham (Frisco, TX), Jeffrey Ray Schilling (Murphy, TX), Srujan Das Kotikela (Dallas, TX), Tawfiq Mohan Shah (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): Armor Defense, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15169230 on 05/31/2016 (1197 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that includes a guest virtual machine is in communication with a hypervisor. The guest virtual machine comprises virtual machine measurement points and a hypervisor control point. The hypervisor control point is configured to collect virtual machine memory metadata from the guest virtual machine and from the hypervisor, and to compare the virtual machine memory metadata to the hypervisor memory metadata. The hypervisor control point is further configured to determine whether the virtual machine memory metadata is the same as the hypervisor memory metadata and to communicate the virtual machine memory metadata to the virtual vault machine in response to determining that the virtual machine memory metadata is the same as the hypervisor memory metadata. The virtual vault machine is in communication with the hypervisor and configured to classify the state of the guest virtual based on the virtual machine memory metadata.

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


Optical isolation systems and circuits and photon detectors with extended lateral P-N junctions
Patent No. 10411150 

Inventor(s): Barry Jon Male (West Granby, CT)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15612327 on 06/02/2017 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include lateral photovoltaic sensors and systems with one or more semiconductor structures individually including a lateral sensor face to receive photons of a given wavelength, and an extended lateral junction region having an effective junction distance greater than 5 times an absorption depth for the semiconductor structure that corresponds to the given wavelength, to facilitate high current transfer ratios for use in low-noise, high-efficiency power supply applications as well as optically isolated data transfer or photon detector applications.

[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]


Balanced pin and socket connectors
Patent No. 10411409 

Inventor(s): Amid I. Hashim (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15978350 on 05/14/2018 (484 days app to issue)

Abstract: Communications connectors include a housing and a plurality of substantially rigid conductive pins that are mounted in the housing. The conductive pins are arranged as a plurality of differential pairs of conductive pins that each include a tip conductive pin and a ring conductive pin. Each conductive pin has a first end that is configured to be received within a respective socket of a mating connector and a second end. The tip conductive pin of each differential pair of conductive pins crosses over its associated ring conductive pin to form a plurality of tip-ring crossover locations.

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


Electrical bus assemblies, yoke brace apparatus, bus bar support assemblies, and methods
Patent No. 10411453 

Inventor(s): Jason P. Wiant (Bedford, TX), Jason Parkerson (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC. (Alpharetta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15961929 on 04/25/2018 (503 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrical bus bar assembly including yoke brace apparatus providing support and maintaining a spacing distance D between electrical bus bars. The electrical bus bar assembly includes a first electrical bus bar, a second electrical bus bar spaced the distance D from the first electrical bus bar, and a yoke brace apparatus coupled between the first electrical bus bar and the second electrical bus bar. The yoke brace apparatus includes an insulating yoke brace spacer, a first yoke bracket coupled to the yoke brace spacer on a first end and also coupled to the first electrical bus bar, and a second yoke bracket coupled to the yoke brace spacer on a second end and also to the second electrical bus bar. Yoke brace apparatus, bus bar mounting assemblies, and supported electrical bus bar assemblies and methods of supporting electrical bus bars are disclosed, as are other aspects.

[H02G] INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES, OR OF COMBINED OPTICAL AND ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES (insulated conductors or cables with arrangements for facilitating mounting or securing H01B 7/40; distribution points incorporating switches H02B; guiding telephone cords H04M 1/15; cable ducts or mountings for telephone or telegraph exchange installations H04Q 1/06)


System and method for controlling power delivered to a powered device through a communication cable
Patent No. 10411504 

Inventor(s): Jean Picard (Hooksett, NH), William Taylor (Hollis, NH)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14312958 on 06/24/2014 (1904 days app to issue)

Abstract: Power over Ethernet (PoE) communication systems, control circuits and methods are presented for controlling power delivered to a powered device through a communication cable, in which a power sourcing equipment measures a supply voltage and selectively discontinues provision of power from a power source in response to a measured supply current exceeding an adaptive limit signal representing a supply current level corresponding to a predetermined safe operating power level at the measured supply voltage.

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


Quality of charge detector for use in inductive charging systems
Patent No. 10411506 

Inventor(s): Marc Sousa (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Active-Semi, Inc. (, , VG)
Law Firm: Imperium Patent Works (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14263689 on 04/28/2014 (1961 days app to issue)

Abstract: A quality of charge (QoC) detector for use in inductive charging systems is disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, an apparatus includes an inductor that receives a current signal to generate an electromagnetic field during a power transfer to an external device, and a quality detector to determine a quality metric associated with the power transfer. The apparatus also includes an indicator that indicates multiple states, where one of the multiple states is selected to indicate the quality metric.

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


Holdup time circuit and method for bridgeless PFC converter
Patent No. 10411591 

Inventor(s): Bing Cai (Richardson, TX), Dianbo Fu (Frisco, TX), Hengchun Mao (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15451254 on 03/06/2017 (918 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment holdup time circuit of a bridgeless power factor correction circuit comprises a charge device connected between an output terminal of a bridgeless power factor correction circuit and an energy storage apparatus, a discharge device connected between the energy storage apparatus and an input of the bridgeless power factor correction circuit, the energy storage apparatus and the bridgeless power factor correction circuit comprising a first boost converter, a second boost converter, a first switch and a second switch, wherein the first switch is connected between the first boost converter and ground and the second switch is connected between the second boost converter and ground.

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


Zero current and valley detection for power factor correction
Patent No. 10411592 

Inventor(s): Ananthakrishnan Viswanathan (Allen, TX), Joseph Michael Leisten (Cork, , IE), Philomena Cleopha Brady (Corinth, TX), Salvatore Giombanco (Cassaro, , IT)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15854467 on 12/26/2017 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power factor correction circuit includes a power transistor, an inductor, and detection circuitry. The inductor is coupled to a drain terminal of the power transistor. The detection circuitry is coupled to the drain terminal of the power transistor. The detection circuitry is configured to determine an input voltage applied to the inductor based on resonant ringing of voltage at the drain terminal, and to detect a valley in the voltage at the drain terminal based on the input voltage applied to the inductor.

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


High efficiency power regulator and method
Patent No. 10411596 

Inventor(s): Hengchun Mao (Allen, TX), Renhua Wu (Shenzhen, , CN), Yan-Fei Liu (Kingston, , CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15149685 on 05/09/2016 (1219 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power regulator comprises a first power switch configured to carry a pulsed current, an input capacitor between a positive terminal of an input voltage bus and a return point, an output capacitor between a positive terminal of an output voltage bus and the return point and a protection device coupled between the return point and a common return point of the input voltage bus and the output voltage bus, wherein the pulsed current is configured to flow through the protection device.

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


Tapped inductor voltage controlled oscillator
Patent No. 10411647 

Inventor(s): Charles J. Duey (Westminster, CO), James W. Caldwell (Elgin, IL), Michael L. Bushman (Hanover Park, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15725964 on 10/05/2017 (705 days app to issue)

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

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


CMOS RF front-end of transmitter for rotational spectroscopy
Patent No. 10411655 

Inventor(s): Kenneth K. O (Plano, TX), Navneet Sharma (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Schott, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15628965 on 06/21/2017 (811 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) front-end for a transmitter in a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) includes a mixer based core that itself includes first and second input signals; an amplifier that amplifies the first signal and transmits a corresponding amplified first signal; an up-conversion mixer that receives the amplified first signal and the second signal through transistors, and mixes the amplified first signal and second signal and generates a radio frequency (RF) signal; and an antenna that receives the RF signal and transmits the signal from the front-end.

[H03F] AMPLIFIERS (measuring, testing G01R; optical parametric amplifiers G02F; circuit arrangements with secondary emission tubes H01J 43/30; masers, lasers H01S; dynamo-electric amplifiers H02K; control of amplification H03G; coupling arrangements independent of the nature of the amplifier, voltage dividers H03H; amplifiers capable only of dealing with pulses H03K; repeater circuits in transmission lines H04B 3/36, H04B 3/58; application of speech amplifiers in telephonic communication H04M 1/60, H04M 3/40)


Low side output driver reverse current protection circuit
Patent No. 10411690 

Inventor(s): Jayateerth Pandurang Mathad (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15434178 on 02/16/2017 (936 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include integrated circuits, output driver circuits and protection circuits to protect an output transistor connected between a driver output node and a first intermediate node, including a resistor connected between the output node and a gate terminal of the output transistor, a diode connected between a second intermediate node and the output transistor gate terminal, and a switching device to electrically couple the second intermediate node with a reference node to turn on the output transistor to allow a second transistor to control a voltage of the output node when a control signal is in a first state, and to disconnect the second intermediate node from the reference node to prevent current flow through the resistor to control a gate voltage of the output transistor when the control signal is in a different second state.

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


Dynamic triggering and sampling engine (DTSE) for low-latency and cost effective control systems
Patent No. 10411723 

Inventor(s): Marc D. Sousa (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Active-Semi, Inc. (, , VG)
Law Firm: Imperium Patent Works (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15693452 on 08/31/2017 (740 days app to issue)

Abstract: A Dynamic Triggering and Sample Engine (DTSE) that detects a first trigger received on a trigger input terminal that triggers a series of analog-to-digital conversions to be completed by an analog-to-digital converter circuit. The DTSE then determines a first sequence configuration stored in a sequence configuration table that is associated with the first trigger, causes a first analog-to-digital conversion to be performed using the first sequence configuration; causes a first analog-to-digital conversion result value to be stored in a sequence result table; and outputs an interrupt to a processor indicating that the first analog-to-digital conversion result value is available in the sequence result table. The interrupt is output from the DTSE before all remaining analog-to-digital conversions in the series are completed. In response to receiving the interrupt, the processor reads the analog-to-digital result value from the sequence result table via a bus.

[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]


Enhanced beam-based codebook subset restriction signaling
Patent No. 10411773 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Coats Bennett, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16235273 on 12/28/2018 (256 days app to issue)

Abstract: Example embodiments are presented for codebook subset restriction and precoder selection in wireless communications systems. For instance, an example method for codebook subset restriction at a user equipment (UE) is presented. In the example method, the UE can receive, from a network node such as a gNB, codebook subset restriction (CBSR) signaling for a first component common to precoders in a first group of codebooks. In an aspect of the present disclosure, a restriction of the first component maps to a restriction of a second component and the second component is common to precoders in a second group of codebooks. In addition, the example method includes restricting precoders selectable from a codebook in the second group of codebooks based on the second component. Network-side methods are presented, as well as example UEs and network nodes.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Apparatus and method for beam locking in a wireless communication system
Patent No. 10411775 

Inventor(s): Rakesh Taori (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15369798 on 12/05/2016 (1009 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5[superscript]th[/superscript]-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4[superscript]th[/superscript]-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). According to one embodiment, an apparatus for beamforming includes a detector for measuring at least one change of movement and rotation of an apparatus; and a calculator for determining a beamforming parameter for aligning a beam direction with another apparatus by compensating for the change of the beam direction according to at least one of the movement and the rotation.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Channel state feedback for a wireless link having phase relaxed channels
Patent No. 10411779 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders, PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15545460 on 01/28/2016 (1321 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one of the aspects, there is provided a method for providing channel state feedback related to a wireless link between a transmitter having multiple transmit antennas and a receiver having at least one receive antenna. The method comprises determining (S[b]1[/b]) channel estimates for at least a subset of the effective channels between the transmitter and the receiver, each effective channel including a propagation channel, and signal paths in the transmitter and the receiver. The method also comprises determining (S[b]2[/b]) frequency-independent and/or inter-antenna-independent channel state information associated with phase relaxation of at least the subset of the effective channels based on the channel estimates, and generating (S[b]3[/b]) channel state feedback including at least a representation of the frequency-independent and/or inter-antenna-independent channel state information associated with the phase relaxation. The method further comprises transmitting (S[b]4[/b]) the channel state feedback to the transmitter.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Apparatus and method for beam failure recovery
Patent No. 10411784 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Pengfei Xia (San Diego, CA), Young Hoon Kwon (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15785834 on 10/17/2017 (693 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for identifying a user equipment beam index in a base station. The base station indicates one or more resources assigned to the user equipment within a beam failure random access channel (BRACH) resource, and transmits one or more synchronization signal block resources and one or more new beam identification reference signal resources to the user equipment. The base station then receives one of the resources from a group of the one or more resources within the BRACH resource assigned to the user equipment corresponding to the BRACH resource, and identifies a preferred beam index of the user equipment based on information in the BRACH resource and the received one of the resources.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for communicating using orbital angular momentum with multiple layer overlay modulation
Patent No. 10411804 

Inventor(s): Nima Ashrafi (Plano, TX), Roger Linquist (Dallas, TX), Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15859809 on 01/02/2018 (616 days app to issue)

Abstract: A communications system comprises first circuitry for receiving and processing a plurality of data streams to associate with each of the plurality of data streams an orthogonal function to cause each of the plurality of data streams to be mutually orthogonal to each other on a link to enable transmission of each of the plurality of data streams on the link at a same time. First quantum key processing circuit generates a secret key for transmissions to second circuitry over the link using a quantum key generation process based on E91 protocol. The first quantum key processing circuit further encoding the plurality of data streams for transmission on the link using the generated secret key based on the E91 protocol. Third circuitry transmits the encoded plurality of data streams on the link.

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


Communications with carrier selection, switching and measurements
Patent No. 10411847 

Inventor(s): Brian Classon (Palatine, IL), Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Qian Cheng (Aurora, IL), Vipul Desai (Palatine, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL), Xiang Chen (Campbell, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15090955 on 04/05/2016 (1253 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to a base station configuring component carriers to user equipment (UE). The base station determines one or more component carriers to configure based on the UE carrier aggregation capability and sends a first configuration signaling to configure the UE with the component carriers in one or more component carrier sets. The base station configures each of the component carrier sets with a first common parameters and operations set and sends a second configuration signaling to configure the component carrier sets of the UE with the first common parameters and operations set. The base station then sends a third configuration signaling to configure each of the component carriers in the UE with a second parameters and operations set.

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


Embedded clock in digital communication system
Patent No. 10411876 

Inventor(s): Robert Floyd Payne (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15832836 on 12/06/2017 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digital receiver for decoding input data having three states includes a first input coupled to a first data line, a second input coupled to a second data line, a third input coupled to a third data line, and a fourth input coupled to a fourth data line. A first decoder is coupled to a first output, wherein the first decoder is for outputting first data signals in response to the sign of input data on the first data line minus input data on the second line. A second decoder is coupled to a second output, wherein the second decoder is for outputting second data signals in response to the sign of input data on the third data line minus input data on the fourth data line.

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


Method and device for providing a key for internet of things (IoT) communication
Patent No. 10411898 

Inventor(s): Xiaobo Wang (Santa Clara, CA), Yan Liu (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15402046 on 01/09/2017 (974 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and device for providing a key for IoT communication are disclosed. The method includes an embodiment whereby an IoT device transmits a security code to a personal electronic device, derives a first security key and a second security key from the security code, protects outgoing communication with a control device based on the first security key, and protects outgoing communication with the personal electronic device based on the second security key.

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


Authenticating a system based on a certificate
Patent No. 10411902 

Inventor(s): Charles A. Rego (Dallas, TX), David Joseph Robertson (Richardson, TX), Deryk Shane Agnew (Plano, TX), John Kalan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ZixCorp Systems, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15377445 on 12/13/2016 (1001 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to certain embodiments, a method receives a certificate that identifies a sender system as owning a domain. The method sends an electronic message to the domain identified in the certificate. The electronic message is sent via a mail exchange network that correlates the domain to an address that a true owner of the domain has registered with a mail exchange authority. The method receives a response from the address that the mail exchange network correlates to the domain. The response indicates that the certificate is associated with the true owner of the domain. The method authenticates the sender system as the true owner of the domain based on the response.

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


Analog multiplexing scheme for decision feedback equalizers
Patent No. 10411919 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Raghukiran Sreeramaneni (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16191169 on 11/14/2018 (300 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a voltage generator that generates a reference signal, a multi-level bias generator coupled to the voltage generator to receive the reference signal and generate a plurality of bias level signals based at least in part on the reference signal. The multi-level bias generator transmits the plurality of bias level signals to a plurality of multiplexers that each receive a select signal to select a subset of bias level signals of the plurality of bias level signals based. The device also includes an adjustment circuit of a decision feedback equalizer that receives a respective selected subset of bias level signals from one multiplexer of the plurality of multiplexers and utilizes the respective selected subset of bias level signals to compensate for inter-symbol interference of a bit due to a previously received bit of a bit stream.

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


Reconfiguration of active component carrier set in multi-carrier wireless systems
Patent No. 10411927 

Inventor(s): Ghyslain Pelletier (Laval, , CA), Lars Sundstrom (Sodra Sandby, , SE)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15816426 on 11/17/2017 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a multi-carrier wireless system, potential problems from reconfiguring mobile station resources to accommodate changes in component-carrier configuration are mitigated by inserting a guard period each time the configuration of component carriers changes, so that transceiver reconfiguration can be carried out without interfering with ongoing transmission. A base station is configured to transmit data to a mobile station according to a first configuration of two or more component carriers, to determine that a change of configuration to a second component carrier configuration is required, and to signal the change of configuration to the mobile station, using the first configuration of component carriers. The base station then refrains from transmitting data to the mobile station during a pre-determined guard interval of at least one transmission-time interval subsequent to the signaling of the change of configuration. After the guard interval, data is transmitted to the mobile station according to the second component carrier configuration.

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


System and method for DFT-S-OFDM PAPR reduction
Patent No. 10411935 

Inventor(s): Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Qian Cheng (Aurora, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15818599 on 11/20/2017 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for reducing a peak to average power ratio (PAPR) of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signal. A first signal in the frequency domain is processed to generate a second signal by performing a modular permutation on the first signal according to a modular permutation index, and/or by performing a cyclic shift on the first signal according to a cyclic shift parameter. The second signal is then mapped to a number of tones, and transformed into a time-domain signal for transmission. The modular permutation index and/or the cyclic shift parameter are selected so that the signal for transmission has a PAPR that satisfies a predefined PAPR criteria.

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


Fixed line resource management
Patent No. 10411946 

Inventor(s): Rafael Sanchez-Mejias (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TUPL, Inc. (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15621926 on 06/13/2017 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system of managing fixed line network elements. Data from disparate sources is received by a processing layer of a monitoring server via a wireline communication network. The intelligence layer determines whether a first node from the disparate nodes is new or pre-existing. Based on a determination by the intelligence layer whether a node is new or pre-existing, different static rules are applied to the received data from the first node. Contextual information is retrieved from the measurements megastore related to the first node. A root cause of a malfunction of the first node is determined. A notification is generated based on the root cause of the malfunction.

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


Path computation element central controllers (PCECCs) for network services
Patent No. 10412019 

Inventor(s): Qianglin Quintin Zhao (Boxborough, MA), Renwei Li (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15201195 on 07/01/2016 (1166 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by a path computation element centralized controller (PCECC), the method comprises: receiving a service request to provision for a service from a first edge node and a second edge node in a network; computing a path for a label switched path (LSP) from the first edge node to the second edge node in response to the service request; reserving label information for forwarding traffic of the service on the LSP; and sending a label update message to a third node on the path to facilitate forwarding of the traffic of the service on the path, wherein the label update message comprises the label information.

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


Method and device for selecting notification recipient
Patent No. 10412034 

Inventor(s): Van So Chau (Carlsbad, CA), Xin Yu (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15389017 on 12/22/2016 (992 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method performed by a notification system for selecting notification recipients that are to receive abnormal event information. The method comprises storing abnormal event information including at least one of an event identifier, location, speed, direction and road information in a memory of the notification system; determining, by a processor of the notification system, a latest potential impacted area (PIA) based on the abnormal event information; creating a list of potential recipients within the latest PIA; selecting from the list of potential recipients a recipient to be notified according to a selection criterion specified in the memory, wherein the selection criterion is based on potential recipients information, including at least one of notification configuration, notification log, location, speed, direction and behavior history of the potential recipients; and sending, by a transmitter of the notification device, an abnormal event notification to the selected recipient.

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


Dynamically assigning an automatic number identification (ANI) to a device deployed in a controlled-environment facility
Patent No. 10412043 

Inventor(s): Joseph Higgs (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15726655 on 10/06/2017 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically assigning an Automatic Number Identification (ANI) to a device deployed in a controlled-environment facility. In an illustrative, non-limiting embodiment, a system may include: a processor; and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by the processor, cause the system to: receive a request to facilitate a communication between a resident of a controlled-environment facility and a non-resident of the controlled-environment facility, where the resident operates a device lacking a dedicated ANI; and assign a temporary ANI to the resident”s device, where the temporary ANI is different from any other ANI being used by any other device in the controlled-environment facility concurrently with the communication.

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


Call volume reduction based upon a propensity to call in connection with a reason code
Patent No. 10412218 

Inventor(s): David Dunmire (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16005479 on 06/11/2018 (456 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices, computer-readable media and methods for delivering customer service content associated with a reason code are disclosed. Examples of the present disclosure may include a processor of a telecommunication network identifying a reason code associated with calls from customers to a customer call center and determining a set of shared traits among the customers. The shared traits may be based upon first network event data and first customer account data associated with the customers. The processor may further determine a customer with a propensity to call score that exceeds a threshold and with a customer profile that matches the set of shared traits. The customer profile may be based upon second network event data and second customer account data associated with the customer. The processor may further deliver a customer service content associated with the reason code to the customer via a communication modality that is determined for the customer.

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


System and method for determining and associating tariff rates for institutional calls
Patent No. 10412231 

Inventor(s): Kermit Dwain Heaton (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Value-Added Communications, Inc. (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15452343 on 03/07/2017 (917 days app to issue)

Abstract: A telecommunications method for call forwarding including storing information regarding a called party in at least one local database, where the information regarding the called party is stored in a user account and making a telephone call by dialing a telephone number with a telephone, where the telephone is contained in a telephone management system. The method also includes determining whether the telephone number is associated with the user account and transferring, via the switchboard, the call to the called party if the telephone number is associated with the user account, where the telephone management system is in communication with a revenue management system, and also where the revenue management system contains at least one local database.

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


Camera using preview image to select exposure
Patent No. 10412296 

Inventor(s): Kenichi Nakajima (Kanagawa, , JP), Robert J. Parada (Rochester, NY), Tetsuji Uezono (Kanagawa, , JP), Wayne E. Prentice (Honeoye Falls, NY), William V. Fintel (Pittsford, NY)
Assignee(s): Monument Peak Ventures, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Ascenda Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16155119 on 10/09/2018 (336 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digital camera comprises an image sensor for providing initial sensor image data and final sensor image data; a lens for exposing the image of a scene onto the image sensor; an exposure control system for adjusting an exposure level of a final image on the image sensor in response to a scene type; and a processor for processing the initial sensor image data to select one of a plurality of scene types, and to process the final sensor image data in response to the scene type.

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


Image decoding method and image decoding apparatus using candidate motion vectors
Patent No. 10412404 

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 (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15867203 on 01/10/2018 (608 days app to issue)

Abstract: A decoding method and apparatus are provided. A first candidate having a first motion vector that has been used to decode a first block, a first prediction direction that corresponds to the first motion vector, and a first reference picture index that identifies a first reference picture is derived. A second candidate having a second motion vector that has been used to decode a second block, a second prediction direction that corresponds to the second motion vector, and a second reference picture index that identifies a second reference picture is derived. When a total number of candidates is less than a maximum number, a third candidate is derived by combining the first motion vector and the first reference picture index for the first prediction direction of the first candidate and the second motion vector and the second reference picture index for the second prediction direction of the second candidate.

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


Probability weighted DASH based video streaming over an information-centric network
Patent No. 10412453 

Inventor(s): Aytac Azgin (Santa Clara, CA), Guo-Qiang Wang (Santa Clara, CA), Ravishankar Ravindran (San Ramon, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14881565 on 10/13/2015 (1428 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for video streaming over at least one information-centric network (ICN), comprising transmitting a request for video content to a server, receiving a media presentation description (MPD) file corresponding to the video content from the server in response to the request for the video content, wherein the MPD file identifies names of copies of the video content in the at least one ICN, and wherein the copies of the video content represent different quality levels of the video content, probing the at least one ICN for the copies of the video content by searching the names of the copies, calculating a probability for each of the copies of the video content based on results of the probing, and fetching one of the copies of the video content based on the probability calculated for each of the copies of the video content.

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


Integrating achievements into video playback
Patent No. 10412468 

Inventor(s): James L. Rockett, Jr. (Carrollton, TX), Randy M. Whelan (Coppell, TX), Robert M. Beaty (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): RedCritter Corp. (Flower Mound, TX)
Law Firm: Kirton McConkie (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15968600 on 05/01/2018 (497 days app to issue)

Abstract: Achievements can be integrated into video playback. A video achievement system can include a server process and a client process that interact to allow an administrator to integrate achievements into the playback of a video and to present such achievements to a user during playback. In this way, the viewing of videos can be encouraged.

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


Duty-cycling microphone/sensor for acoustic analysis
Patent No. 10412485 

Inventor(s): Mark Kuhns (Peoria, AZ), Mikko Topi Loikkanen (Saratoga, CA), Wei Ma (San Ramon, CA), Zhenyong Zhang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15658582 on 07/25/2017 (777 days app to issue)

Abstract: A duty-cycled acoustic sensor saves power, for example, by operating for relatively short periods of time in a repetitive manner. A sensor bias current provides operating power to the sensor. An output analog signal from the sensor carries the information induced by the sensor upon the bias signal. Capacitive coupling is employed to remove direct DC voltage from the output analog signal to generate an analog input signal for acoustic analysis. A capacitor for capacitive coupling is pre-charged to reduce the charging time of the capacitor as the sensor is being powered up. After the capacitor is sufficiently precharged, acoustic analysis is performed on the analog input signal. The sensor is powered down by substantially blocking current flow through the sensor, which saves power. Results of the acoustic analysis can be used, for example, to control parameters of the duty-cycling of the acoustic sensor.

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


Coordination of measurement gaps across sets of multiple frequencies
Patent No. 10412614 

Inventor(s): Aimin Sang (San Diego, CA), Bingzhao Li (Shenzhen, , CN), Nathan Tenny (Poway, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15789751 on 10/20/2017 (690 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for coordinating inter-frequency measurement gaps in a wireless network are disclosed. In various embodiments, a measurement gap pattern is determined and provided (via a serving frequency) to a user equipment (UE) in conjunction with frequency identification information identifying at least one target frequency. In accordance with the measurement gap pattern, the UE tunes a receiver to the target frequency and receives a reference signal upon which measurement operations are performed. Additional target frequencies can also be specified for the measurement gap pattern. In other embodiments, the frequency identification information identifies a band of target frequencies, any of which can be measured using the measurement gap pattern. In further embodiments, target frequencies employing overlapping reference signals are grouped into a timing group indicated by the frequency identification information. Broadcast or dedicated signaling can be utilized to associate target frequencies with a timing group or frequency band.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Cell user occupancy indicator to enhance intelligent traffic steering
Patent No. 10412645 

Inventor(s): Hongyan Lei (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15429152 on 02/09/2017 (943 days app to issue)

Abstract: Traffic associated with user equipment that are served by a first radio access network is steered to a second radio access network based on a cell user occupancy criterion. Cell user occupancy data that represents a maximum number of devices served by an access point is determined based on a type of the access point (e.g., macro access point, femto access point, WiFi access point, etc.). Further, based on the cell user occupancy data, a normalized index value is generated that is relative to different cell types/capacities. The cell user occupancy data is then transmitted to one or more neighboring access points that can utilize the cell user occupancy data to facilitate traffic steering, load balancing, and/or neighbor relationship management.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


HARQ process number management for downlink carrier aggregation
Patent No. 10412724 

Inventor(s): Sean Michael McBeath (Keller, TX), Yi Yu (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): WIRELESS INNOVATIONS LLC (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: Almanac IP Advisors LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15877127 on 01/22/2018 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for designating, by a user agent supporting multiple carriers in a wireless communication network, one assigned carrier as an anchor carrier, at least one assigned carrier as an inactive carrier, and at least one assigned carrier as an active carrier. The method can also include receiving a command from an enhanced node B causing a first carrier to transition from an inactive carrier to an active carrier. Additionally, the method can include responsive to reception of the command, monitoring a control channel corresponding to the first carrier. Further, the method can also include receiving downlink control information (DCI) via the control channel. The method can also include responsive to reception of the DCI, starting a timer, and deactivating the first carrier at the expiration of the timer.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Partitioning of frequency resources for transmission of control signals and data signals in SC-FDMA communication systems
Patent No. 10412737 

Inventor(s): Aris Papasakellariou (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (, , KR)
Law Firm: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16057096 on 08/07/2018 (399 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for determining a resource for an acknowledgement signal by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system. Information is received for transmission of the acknowledgement signal in an operating bandwidth. A resource block (RB) is determined for transmission of the acknowledgement signal, based on the information. The acknowledge signal is transmitted on the determined RB.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Uplink control signaling for joint FDD and TDD carrier aggregation
Patent No. 10412760 

Inventor(s): Anthony Edet Ekpenyong (Houston, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15645952 on 07/10/2017 (792 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a method for operating a mobile device including establishing a connection to a first base station designated as a PCell and establishing a connection to a second base station designated as a SCell. When the mobile device receives PDSCH from a TDD SCell in a subframe n, it transmits a HARQ ACK to an FDD PCell in subframe n+4. When the mobile device receives PDSCH in a downlink subframe from an FDD SCell, it transmits a HARQ ACK corresponding to the PDSCH to a TDD PCell in a selected uplink subframe. The selected uplink subframe may be the first valid uplink subframe following the downlink subframe. For example, where the downlink subframe carrying the PDSCH is subframe n, and the selected uplink subframe is subframe n+k, where k4.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for initial attachment in a communications system utilizing beam-formed signals
Patent No. 10412767 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15133285 on 04/20/2016 (1238 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) in a millimeter wave (mmWave) communications system includes receiving a first wide beam beam-formed reference signal from a mmWave evolved NodeB (eNB) during an initial time interval, the first wide beam beam-formed reference signal carrying timing information, detecting a wide beam boundary between the first wide beam beam-formed reference signal and a second wide beam beam-formed reference signal during a subsequent time interval, wherein both the first wide beam beam-formed reference signal and the second wide beam beam-formed reference signal are rotated by a narrow beam beam-width during each intermediate time interval between the initial time interval and the subsequent time interval, and informing the mmWave eNB of an indication that the UE detected the wide beam boundary during the subsequent time interval, the indication being used to assign a narrow beam direction to the UE.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


DESIGN PATENTS

Athletic supporter
Patent No. D858940 

Inventor(s): Javier Rodriguez (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29654110 on 06/21/2018 (446 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Diagnostic analyzer
Patent No. D859192 

Inventor(s): Christina A. Barton (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): ABBOTT LABORATORIES (Abbott Park, IL)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29670569 on 11/16/2018 (298 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Battery charger
Patent No. D859305 

Inventor(s): Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Terry Dale Soward (Van Alstyne, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29560026 on 04/01/2016 (1257 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface for video and time recording
Patent No. D859459 

Inventor(s): Akil Bacchus (Magnolia, TX)
Assignee(s): WARP Lab, Inc. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29627885 on 11/30/2017 (649 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Eyeglasses
Patent No. D859510 

Inventor(s): Justin Harmon (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Costa Del Mar, Inc. (Daytona Beach, FL)
Law Firm: Malloy Malloy, P.L. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29633775 on 01/16/2018 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Golf club head
Patent No. D859548 

Inventor(s): Joshua M. Boggs (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): Golf Tailor, LLC (Edmond, OK)
Law Firm: Caesar Rivise, PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29657609 on 07/24/2018 (413 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fishing lure
Patent No. D859573 

Inventor(s): Michael W. Kertz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): No Longer Naked Lures, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29617572 on 09/14/2017 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fishing lure
Patent No. D859574 

Inventor(s): Michael W. Kertz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): No Longer Naked Lures, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29617573 on 09/14/2017 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fishing lure
Patent No. D859575 

Inventor(s): Michael W. Kertz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): No Longer Naked Lures, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29617575 on 09/14/2017 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fishing lure
Patent No. D859576 

Inventor(s): Michael W. Kertz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): No Longer Naked Lures, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29617584 on 09/14/2017 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Medical device
Patent No. D859672 

Inventor(s): Steve Blake (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ORTHOFIX INC. (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29639259 on 03/05/2018 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

 

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