Dallas Invents: 133 Patents Granted for Week of June 9

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 12 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  Alcon's multifocal lens having reduced visual disturbances
•  Ataia's methods for communicating through a hard plastic mask
•  Capital One's methods for intelligent income verification to improve loan contract funding
•  Lockheed Martin's generation of a 3-D physical map using different data sources
•  Panacea Quantum Leap Technology's device for the extraction of water from the environment
•  Trimble's earthquake and displacement early warning system

 

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of June 9, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

133 patents granted    
Ranked No. 12 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc.(Dallas) 15
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 7
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 6
Emerson Process Management Regulator Technologies Inc. (McKinney) 2

UNASSIGNED 8


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Jason Hoover (Grapevine) 3
Brooks Stephen Ruhman (Dallas) 2
Christopher William Overton (Richardson) 2
Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney) 2
Kenneth W. Huck (Fairview) 2
Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton) 2
Micah Price (Plano) 2
Qiaochu Tang (The Colony) 2
Stephen Wylie (Carrollton) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

81 days
Timing circuit for command path in a memory device
Patent No. 10679683-B1
Assignee: Micron Technology Inc. (Boise, ID)
Inventors: Liang Chen (Allen), Ming-Bo Liu (Plano)

3,151 days
Tamper detection countermeasures to deter physical attack on a security ASIC
Patent No. 10678951-B2
Assignee: Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Inventors: Anish Dhanekula (Addison), Subbayya Chowdary Yanamadala (Frisco)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Adhesive articles, devices and methods for shoe manufacturing
Patent No. 10674794 

Inventor(s): Jose Marin (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): IFS Industries Inc. (Reading, PA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15229803 on 08/05/2016 (1404 days app to issue)

Abstract: This document relates to adhesive application devices and methods for applying an adhesive on a shoe during manufacturing.

[A43D] MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT OR METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING OR REPAIRING FOOTWEAR (sewing D05B) [6]


Liquid extraction apparatus and method
Patent No. 10674881 

Inventor(s): Christopher Terpstra (Frisco, TX), Ernest Matthew Chavana, Jr. (Villa Ridge, MO), Jan Valentic (Plano, TX), Richard Foster (Powell, OH), Stanley Anderson (Fenton, MO), Xintao Ma (Suzhou, , CN)
Assignee(s): RUG DOCTOR, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Hauptman Ham, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15709010 on 09/19/2017 (994 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body, a first tank, a second tank, a vacuum motor, a fluid pump, and a controller. The body comprises a handle and an accessory connection receptacle comprising a fluid output and an electrical contact. The first tank comprises a first vessel configured to accommodate a fluid. The second tank comprises a second vessel separated from the first vessel. The controller is configured to activate the fluid pump to cause fluid contained in the first tank to be supplied to the fluid output, and to activate the vacuum motor to draw one or more of air, debris, a liquid or a portion of the fluid into the second tank. The accessory connection receptacle is configured to accommodate a correspondingly shaped accessory connector configured to mate with the accessory connection receptacle and be communicatively coupled with the fluid output and with the electrical contact.

[A47L] DOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING (brushes A46B; cleaning quantities of bottles or of other hollow articles of one kind B08B 9/00; laundry D06F); SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL (cleaning in general B08)


Systems, methods and apparatuses for subjective self-refraction
Patent No. 10674904 

Inventor(s): Matthew A. Phares (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): M.P. Optics, LLC (Buffalo, WY)
Law Firm: Marin Patents, LP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15705774 on 09/15/2017 (998 days app to issue)

Abstract: The system allows one with no prior training in refraction to subjectively screen, measure, and correct for their own refractive error without the assistance of a second person through subjective self-refraction (SSR). One accomplishes SSR by interacting with refractor input controls, which manipulate lenses in front of their eye(s). The SSR process is accomplished via pre-programming, allowing for direct feedback between the system and user from sensory cues that are prompted by interacting with the input controls. The resulting health data may be displayed or transmitted to the user or another individual for later use. The refraction process may incorporate remote data management technology and computer network capabilities that provides for efficiency, improved accuracy, cost savings and user experience enhancement and may allow for greater access to vision correction services for many people.

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


Multifocal lens having reduced visual disturbances
Patent No. 10675146 

Inventor(s): Myoung-Taek Choi (Arlington, TX), Xin Hong (Fort Worth, TX), Yueai Liu (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15051765 on 02/24/2016 (1567 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system provide an ophthalmic device. The ophthalmic device includes an ophthalmic lens having an anterior surface, a posterior surface, at least one diffractive structure and at least one base curvature. The at least one diffractive structure for provides a first spherical aberration for a first focus corresponding to at least a first focal length. The at least one base curvature provides a second spherical aberration for at least a second focus corresponding to at least a second focal length. The first spherical aberration and the second spherical aberration are provided such that the first focus has a first focus spherical aberration and the second focus has a second focus spherical aberration. The first focus spherical aberration is opposite in sign to the second focus spherical aberration.

[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]


Composite interbody system
Patent No. 10675159 

Inventor(s): Chase D. Tipping (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15428138 on 02/08/2017 (1217 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of a composite interbody system [b]10[/b] for treating mammalian bony segments including various materials to encourage bony fusion while enabling radiographic visualization where the composite interbody system [b]10[/b] may be employed between two, adjacent mammalian bony segments to stabilize, maintain spacing between, or couple the bony segments. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.

[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]


Ophthalmic formulations of cetirizine and methods of use
Patent No. 10675279 

Inventor(s): George Minno (Windham, NH), Jackie Nice (Medford, MA), Mark Barry Abelson (Andover, MA), Matthew J. Chapin (Amesbury, MA), Paul Gomes (Andover, MA)
Assignee(s): NICOX OPTHALMICS, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Arent Fox, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16001679 on 06/06/2018 (734 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides stable topical formulations of cetirizine that provide a comfortable formulation when instilled in the eye and is effective in the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis and/or allergic conjunctivitis. The invention further provides methods of treating allergic conjunctivitis and/or allergic rhinoconjunctivitis in a subject in need of such treatment by topical application of the cetirizine formulations of the invention directly to the eye.

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


Topical compositions comprising acai berry extract
Patent No. 10675323 

Inventor(s): Brian Jones (Flower Mound, TX), David Gan (Southlake, TX), Javier Aravena (Dallas, TX), Michelle Hines (Hickory Creek, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13759822 on 02/05/2013 (2681 days app to issue)

Abstract: A topical skin care composition comprising kakadu plum extract or acai berry extract, or a combination of both, is disclosed. The composition can include a high oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) value. The composition can improve the skin”s visual appearance, physiological functions, clinical properties, and/or biophysical properties.

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


Golf club and golf club head structures
Patent No. 10675520 

Inventor(s): Michael G. Taylor (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16377067 on 04/05/2019 (431 days app to issue)

Abstract: A golf club head has a body having a ball striking face, a rear opposite the ball striking face, a crown, a sole, a heel, and a toe, the body having a void defined by a peripheral edge on the sole. The body further defines a cover that extends over the void and forms at least a portion of the crown. At least a portion of the peripheral edge of the void includes a lip extending from the peripheral edge inwardly into the void. The golf club head may additionally or alternately include one or more weight receptacles connected to the sole and having an opening in the sole, such that each weight receptacle is configured to receive insertion of a weight through the opening.

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


 

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

Device for the extraction of water from the environment
Patent No. 10675583 

Inventor(s): Francisco Javier Velasco Valcke (Bogot, , CO)
Assignee(s): Panacea Quantum Leap Technology, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: The Morales Law Firm (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15563560 on 03/30/2016 (1532 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention refers to a device and a process for extracting water from the environment. The device comprises a means for capturing water from the environment by means of a liquid desiccant, an extraction chamber, a first duct through which liquid desiccant with water flows from the capture means to the extraction chamber, a second duct through which liquid desiccant flows from the extraction chamber to the capture means, a reservoir for depositing extracted water, a third duct through which water flows from the extraction chamber to the reservoir, a vacuum generator whose suction point and discharge point are operationally connected to the reservoir in order to suction the gas present in the reservoir and transfer gas into the reservoir, and a control device that controls the vacuum generator. The operation of the vacuum generator creates a pressure and temperature gradient that leads to evaporation of the water in the extraction chamber.

[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]


Friction post socket tool holder
Patent No. 10675750 

Inventor(s): Richard A. Heidelberger (Dallas, TX), Shawn D. Winnard (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Mechanic”s Time Savers, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Booth Albanesi Schroeder PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16278158 on 02/17/2019 (478 days app to issue)

Abstract: A socket organizer for releasably holding socket holders has a plurality of friction fit posts onto which sockets are positioned and held securely.

[B25H] WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT, e.g. FOR MARKING-OUT WORK; STORAGE MEANS FOR WORKSHOPS


Article of footwear with first and second outsole components and method of manufacturing an article of footwear
Patent No. 10675828 

Inventor(s): Fidencio Campos, II (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): NIKE, Inc. (Beaverton, OR)
Law Firm: Quinn IP Law (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15967703 on 05/01/2018 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sole structure for an article of footwear comprises a midsole including a polymeric bladder element enclosing a fluid-filled interior cavity, a first outsole component secured to a bottom surface and to a side surface of the polymeric bladder element, and a second outsole component. The first outsole component includes a first base, and a wall integral with the first base. The second outsole component includes a second base secured to the first base, and a wall integral with the second base and secured to the outer surface of the wall of the first outsole component. A method of manufacturing the article of footwear includes thermoforming the bladder element and the first outsole component, and securing the second outsole component to the first outsole component.

[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]


Rotational spun material covered medical appliances and methods of manufacture
Patent No. 10675850 

Inventor(s): Zeke Eller (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (South Jordan, UT)
Law Firm: Stoel Rives LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14832422 on 08/21/2015 (1754 days app to issue)

Abstract: A medical appliance or prosthesis may comprise one or more layers of rotational spun nanofibers, including rotational spun polymers. The rotational spun material may comprise layers including layers of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Rotational spun nanofiber mats of certain porosities may permit tissue ingrowth into or attachment to the prosthesis. Additionally, one or more cuffs may be configured to allow tissue ingrowth to anchor the prosthesis.

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


Dual-mode vehicle with wheel rotors
Patent No. 10675932 

Inventor(s): Taewoo Nam (Ann Arbor, MI), Yasuo Uehara (Ann Arbor, 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: 15453566 on 03/08/2017 (1189 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dual-mode vehicle, wheels for the vehicle, and a method of transitioning the vehicle from a land mode to a flight mode. In the land mode, the method includes rotating a pair of spaced wheel arms about a central pivot to lower a body of the dual-mode vehicle to a ground surface. Each wheel arm extends from the central pivot to a wheel. The method also includes rotating the central pivot about a longitudinal vehicle axis to raise the wheel arms and the wheels above the ground surface. After raising the wheel arms and wheels above the ground surface, the method includes rotating the wheel arms about the central pivot to position the wheels for use as rotors in the flight mode. In the flight mode, the method includes rotating the wheels in order to extract rotor blades positioned within the wheels to extend beyond the wheels.

[B60F] VEHICLES FOR USE BOTH ON RAIL AND ON ROAD; VEHICLES CAPABLE OF TRAVELLING IN OR ON DIFFERENT MEDIA, e.g. AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES (air-cushion vehicles B60V)


Storage compartments having sliding trays of console assemblies for vehicles
Patent No. 10676034 

Inventor(s): Robert A. Porcs (Saline, 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: 15630388 on 06/22/2017 (1083 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage compartment of a console assembly for a vehicle includes a housing and a sliding tray. The housing includes a storage area defined by a floor, a pair of sidewalls and a pair of end walls. The housing includes an opening permitting access to the storage area. Each of the pair of sidewalls includes a track. The sliding tray includes an upper storage surface, a bottom wall, and a pair of sidewalls that extend upwardly from side edges of the bottom wall beyond at least a portion of the upper storage surface. Each of the pair of sidewalls includes an outwardly extending rail that engages with the track on each of the pair of sidewalls of the housing to permit the sliding tray to slide with respect to the housing.

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


Front bumper for UTV
Patent No. 10676042 

Inventor(s): Lance David Wheeler (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): Ryde Industries, LLC (Rockwall, TX)
Law Firm: Harper Bates Champion LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16004613 on 06/11/2018 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: A front bumper for a utility vehicle (”UTV”) may couple to the front of the UTV. The front bumper may include a cargo platform for providing additional cargo space to the UTV and for segregating items stored on the front bumper from items stored in the passenger area and/or a cargo bed on the back of the UTV. The front bumper may include a tool exchange system designed to store and hold various tools and equipment on the UTV, such as fishing poles, guns and chainsaws. An attachment rod may be used to couple the tool exchange system to the front bumper.

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


Train control system integration into locomotives having distributed power
Patent No. 10676106 

Inventor(s): Keith Wait (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): New York Air Brake, LLC (Watertown, NY)
Law Firm: Bond Schoeneck King, PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15886999 on 02/02/2018 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: A train control system that can be integrated into a locomotive having a distributed power mode. The train control system includes a router interposed in a communication link between the locomotive computer and the distributed power module that is responsible for telling the locomotive computer whether distributed power mode is active or inactive. The train control system controls the router to obtain any locomotive operational data sent from the locomotive computer to the distributed power module for use by the train control system. The router may additionally intercept and block communications from the distributed power module to the locomotive computer and replace the communications with messages that cause the locomotive computer to provide locomotive operational data that is would not otherwise output in a particular distributed power state.

[B61C] LOCOMOTIVES; MOTOR RAILCARS (vehicles in general B60; frames or bogies B61F; special railroad equipment for locomotives B61J, B61K)


Method of converting a tri-level auto-rack railcar to a bi-level auto-rack railcar
Patent No. 10676108 

Inventor(s): Andrew Brown (Dallas, TX), George S. Creighton (Dallas, TX), James R. Mitzenberg (Coppell, TX), Robert C. Ortner (Johns Creek, GA), Robert J. Cencer (Tipton, MI)
Assignee(s): Trinity Rail Group, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fitch, Even, Tabin Flannery LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16197148 on 11/20/2018 (567 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of shipping automobiles, railcars for shipping automobiles, and methods of manufacturing railcars for shipping automobiles to enable more efficient shipping of automobiles by facilitating conversion of autorack cars between unilevel, bi-level and tri-level configurations, and/or by providing increased load factors.

[B61D] BODY DETAILS OR KINDS OF RAILWAY VEHICLES (vehicles in general B60; adaptation of vehicles to special systems B61B; underframes B61F)


Autorack deck adjustments
Patent No. 10676109 

Inventor(s): Christopher C. Harkey (Dallas, TX), Kenneth Huck (Fairview, TX), Kyle R. Coston (Forney, TX), Lee Reitz (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): Trinity North American Freight Car, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15797740 on 10/30/2017 (953 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a latch and a travelling nut. The latch couples to a deck of an auto rack car. The latch includes a body coupled to a hinge such that the body may rotate about the hinge from a first position to a second position. The body includes a key. The travelling nut engages a ball screw. The travelling nut includes a slot. The travelling nut rotates with the ball screw when the body is in the first position. The key engages the slot when the body is in the second position. The travelling nut and the latch adjust a height of the deck in the auto rack car when the body is in the second position and when the ball screw is turned.

[B61D] BODY DETAILS OR KINDS OF RAILWAY VEHICLES (vehicles in general B60; adaptation of vehicles to special systems B61B; underframes B61F)


Pre-loaded compression strut
Patent No. 10676110 

Inventor(s): Kenneth W. Huck (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): Trinity Industries, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15848141 on 12/20/2017 (902 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to some embodiments, a compression strut comprises a first strut body comprising a threaded end and a hollow end, and a second strut body comprising a threaded end and a shaped end. The hollow end of the first strut body is slidably coupled to the shaped end of the second strut body. A spring is disposed between the first strut body and the second strut body configured to resist longitudinal compression of the compression strut. The first strut body is rotationally coupled to the second strut body so that rotation of the first strut body also rotates the second strut body and rotation of the second strut body also rotates the first strut body. A first ball end is threaded to the first strut body and a second ball end is threaded to the second strut body.

[B61D] BODY DETAILS OR KINDS OF RAILWAY VEHICLES (vehicles in general B60; adaptation of vehicles to special systems B61B; underframes B61F)


Projected magnetic fastening system
Patent No. 10676113 

Inventor(s): Jonathan P. Aukes (Sherman, TX), Kenneth W. Huck (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): Trinity Industries, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15664973 on 07/31/2017 (1044 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to some embodiments, a railcar comprises an interior wall and guard strips magnetically coupled to the interior wall. Each of the guard strips comprises a cushioning material for absorbing impact. The guard strips are configured to prevent an object loaded in the railcar from contacting the interior wall. The railcar further comprises protected magnetic fastening systems coupling each of the guard strips to the interior wall. Each of the protected magnetic fastening systems comprises a magnet and a rod comprising a first end and a second end. The first end is coupled to the magnet, and the second end extends through the guard strip. The protected magnetic fastening system may further comprise a cup washer coupled to the second end of the rod and secured with a fastener. The cup washer partially surrounds the fastener to restrict objects larger than the cup washer from contacting the fastener.

[B61F] RAIL VEHICLE SUSPENSIONS, e.g. UNDERFRAMES, BOGIES OR ARRANGEMENTS OF WHEEL AXLES; RAIL VEHICLES FOR USE ON TRACKS OF DIFFERENT WIDTH; PREVENTING DERAILING OF RAIL VEHICLES; WHEEL GUARDS, OBSTRUCTION REMOVERS OR THE LIKE FOR RAIL VEHICLES (for vehicles in general B60; axles or wheels B60B; vehicle tyres B60C)


Forward folding rotor blades
Patent No. 10676183 

Inventor(s): Andrew James Zahasky (North Richland Hills, TX), Carlos Alexander Fenny (Fort Worth, TX), Rohn Lee Olson (Hurst, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15593521 on 05/12/2017 (1124 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotor blade rotation system includes two or more rotor blades, each rotor blade in mechanical communication with a hub and pivotable about an axis of rotation, a bearing plate comprising a rotating portion and a non-rotating portion, a fold linkage coupled to the rotating portion of the bearing plate and in mechanical communication with the rotor blade, and an actuator coupled to the non-rotating portion of the bearing plate and operable to reposition the bearing plate from a first position to a second position such that the folding links pivot the rotor blades from a deployed position to a forward folded position.

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


Tiltrotor aircraft having a downwardly tiltable aft rotor
Patent No. 10676188 

Inventor(s): Kip Gregory Campbell (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15724649 on 10/04/2017 (979 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tiltrotor aircraft has a vertical takeoff and landing flight mode and a forward flight mode. The tiltrotor aircraft includes a longitudinally extending fuselage with a wing extending laterally therefrom having oppositely disposed wing tips distal from the fuselage. Tip booms respectively extend longitudinally from the wing tips. Forward rotors are coupled to the forward ends of the tip booms. The forward rotors are reversibly tiltable between a vertical lift orientation, wherein the forward rotors are above the tip booms, and a forward thrust orientation, wherein the forward rotors are forward of the tip booms. An aft rotor is coupled to the aft end of the fuselage. The aft rotor is reversibly tiltable between a vertical lift orientation, wherein the aft rotor is below the fuselage, and a forward thrust orientation, wherein the aft rotor is aft of the fuselage.

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


Bottle crown with opener assembly
Patent No. 10676236 

Inventor(s): Abe Frishman (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): WORLD BOTTLING CAP, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15670260 on 08/07/2017 (1037 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pull tab crown for a bottle or other container provides an opener secured to the top of the crown. The crown has an annular skirt with an annular edge. Score lines extend from the opener assembly to the skirt. One of the score lines is curvilinear and terminates at the annular edge. A second score line has a segment that extends from the opener assembly to an endpoint substantially spaced from the bottom annular edge of the skirt.

[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


Capillary jig for wire bonding and method of installing a capillary
Patent No. 10679962 

Inventor(s): Mohd Azri Hashim (Selangor, , MY), Mohd Muzamir Kamalluddin (Kedah, , MY)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15019692 on 02/09/2016 (1582 days app to issue)

Abstract: A jig for holding a wire bonding capillary includes a first arm and an opening in the first arm, wherein a wire bonding capillary is receivable within the opening. A second arm is pivotally attached to the first arm. The second arm has a surface facing the first arm, wherein the surface is contactable with a capillary mount of a wire bonding machine.

[B23P] OTHER WORKING OF METAL; COMBINED OPERATIONS; UNIVERSAL MACHINE TOOLS (arrangements for copying or controlling B23Q)


System, method and apparatus for spray-on application of a wire pulling lubricant
Patent No. 10680418 

Inventor(s): Mark D. Bennett (Dodd City, TX), Ramon V. Hernandez (Howe, TX), William T Bigbee, Jr. (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16016638 on 06/24/2018 (716 days app to issue)

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

[B05D] PROCESSES FOR APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL (conveying articles or workpieces through baths of liquid B65G, e.g. B65G 49/02) [2]


 

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

Support skirt for coking drum
Patent No. 10676677 

Inventor(s): Tony Scandroli (Cumming, GA)
Assignee(s): AZZ WSI LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chambliss, Bahner Stophel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16382633 on 04/12/2019 (424 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for improving thermal-mechanical stress resistance in a delayed coking drum having a drum shell. The apparatus includes a support skirt section configured to mount to and to assist in supporting the coking drum above a ground surface. A joining edge joins the support skirt section to an exterior portion of the drum shell. A T-shaped slot is formed in the support skirt section and is located proximate the joining edge. The T-shaped slot may be formed by a vertical slot portion and a horizontal slot portion joined together as a single slot.

[C10G] CRACKING HYDROCARBON OILS; PRODUCTION OF LIQUID HYDROCARBON MIXTURES, e.g. BY DESTRUCTIVE HYDROGENATION, OLIGOMERISATION, POLYMERISATION (cracking to hydrogen or synthesis gas C01B; cracking or pyrolysis of hydrocarbon gases to individual hydrocarbons or mixtures thereof of definite or specified constitution C07C; cracking to cokes C10B); RECOVERY OF HYDROCARBON OILS FROM OIL-SHALE, OIL-SAND, OR GASES; REFINING MIXTURES MAINLY CONSISTING OF HYDROCARBONS; REFORMING OF NAPHTHA; MINERAL WAXES [6]


Electrochemical fabrication methods incorporating dielectric materials and/or using dielectric substrates
Patent No. 10676836 

Inventor(s): Adam L. Cohen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Microfabrica Inc. (Van Nuys, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16118267 on 08/30/2018 (649 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to techniques for building single layer or multi-layer structures on dielectric or partially dielectric substrates. Certain embodiments deposit seed layer material directly onto substrate materials while others use an intervening adhesion layer material. Some embodiments use different seed layer and/or adhesion layer materials for sacrificial and structural conductive building materials. Some embodiments apply seed layer and/or adhesion layer materials in what are effectively selective manners while others apply the materials in blanket fashion. Some embodiments remove extraneous material via planarization operations while other embodiments remove the extraneous material via etching operations. Other embodiments are directed to the electrochemical fabrication of multilayer mesoscale or microscale structures which are formed using at least one conductive structural material, at least one conductive sacrificial material, and at least one dielectric material. In some embodiments the dielectric material is a UV-curable photopolymer.

[C25D] PROCESSES FOR THE ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PRODUCTION OF COATINGS; ELECTROFORMING (manufacturing printed circuits by metal deposition H05K 3/18); JOINING WORKPIECES BY ELECTROLYSIS; APPARATUS THEREFOR (anodic or cathodic protection C23F 13/00; single-crystal growth C30B) [6]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Gate post for fencing system
Patent No. 10676958 

Inventor(s): Gary Saletrik (Flower Mound, TX), Jerry L. Short (Washougal, WA), Timothy O”Brien (Belvidere, NJ)
Assignee(s): Master-Halco, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16459458 on 07/01/2019 (344 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved fencing system can include improved fence posts. Such fence posts can include features for accommodating different types of fasteners for attachment to fence components, such as fence rails. Additionally, some fence posts, such as gateposts, can be formed with one or more pieces of other fenceposts in a fencing system. Some such improved fence posts can include concrete locks.

[E04H] BUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL (foundations E02D) [4]


Safety hatch system
Patent No. 10676966 

Inventor(s): Richard J. Whiting (Flower Mound, TX), Timothy Edward Rainey (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Rooftop Anchor Incorporated (Heber City, UT)
Law Firm: Lee Hayes, P.C. (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15658135 on 07/24/2017 (1051 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronically controlled hatch system for safe ingress, egress, hazard detection, and methods thereof are provided to reduce or eliminate hazards to personnel, including protection of people above and below a scuttle hatch, access port, skylight or elevated deck. Said hatch system reduces the risk of falls while ascending or descending a ladder through an access port. In certain embodiments, severe weather, hazard, security, and other safety information are detected and transmitted to a central control unit for processing and regulating the opening and closing of a hatch covering the access port and/or raising and lowering a safety railing system based on said information and/or user input. Said hatch system may include an actuator and guides for automatically locking/unlocking and opening/closing a hatch, an actuator and guides for automatically raising/lowering a railing system, safety monitoring detectors/apparatuses, and a centralized controller.

[E06B] FIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES, OR LIKE ENCLOSURES, IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES (shades or blinds for greenhouses A01G 9/22; curtains A47H; lids for car boots or bonnets B62D 25/10; sky-lights E04B 7/18; sunshades, awnings E04F 10/00)


Wellbore isolation devices with slip bands and wear bands having modified surfaces
Patent No. 10677015 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary William Walton (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15763048 on 12/29/2015 (1624 days app to issue)

Abstract: Wellbore isolation devices may be produced with wear bands and slips having modified surfaces to change the frictional properties between these components and the surrounding wellbore surface. A wellbore isolation device may include: a mandrel; slips disposed circumferentially about the mandrel and in a first position along the mandrel. The slips comprise particles coupled thereto forming a modified surface. The particles comprise at least some sharp protrusions. At least one packer element is disposed along the mandrel and in a second position along the mandrel.

[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]


Cluster gun system
Patent No. 10677026 

Inventor(s): Christopher Brian Sokolove (Midlothian, TX), Shane Matthew Wilson (Waxahachie, TX), William R. Collins (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): Hunting Titan, Inc. (Pampa, TX)
Law Firm: Arnold Saunders, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16510481 on 07/12/2019 (333 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for containing one or more shaped charges in a single plane, arrayed about the center axis of a gun body, and detonated from a single initiator in a shaped charge cluster assembly.

[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]


Apparatus and method for securing end pieces to a mandrel
Patent No. 10677027 

Inventor(s): Garrett S. Boyd (Godley, TX), Mitchell A. Boyd (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): Flowco Production Solutions, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: FisherBroyles, LLP (Local + 17 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15456085 on 03/10/2017 (1187 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for locking an internally threaded end piece such as a head piece, a tail piece, an end or sealing nut to a mandrel for a down hole tool to obviate the need for pins, set screws, and the like, to provide a more robust assembly. In two embodiments the threaded end piece is locked to the mandrel in a swaging operation.

[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]


Advanced perforation modeling
Patent No. 10677047 

Inventor(s): John Hardesty (Fort Worth, TX), Matthew Bell (Houston, TX), Sashi B. Gunturu (Katy, TX)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16423477 on 05/28/2019 (378 days app to issue)

Abstract: A technique is provided for modeling flow simulations at downhole reservoir conditions and rock formations after performing wellbore perforations. By utilizing these flow simulations, a user may be able to simulate and compare different scenarios, thereby facilitating a more effective, profitable, and realistic choice of perforating systems and operating conditions.

[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]


Floor element for forming a floor covering, a floor covering and a method for manufacturing a floor element
Patent No. 10677275 

Inventor(s): Claudio Caselli (Dallas, TX), Jan Eddy De Rick (Geraardsbergen, , BE), Rahul Patki (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Daltile Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Troutman Sanders LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16278560 on 02/18/2019 (477 days app to issue)

Abstract: A floor element for forming a floor covering, wherein the floor element comprises a board having edges provided with coupling elements adapted to cooperate with coupling elements of an adjacent similar floor element in the floor covering, wherein the coupling elements comprise at least one male part and at least one female part, the male part being positioned along a first edge and protruding outwardly beyond an upper edge at the first edge, the female part being positioned along a second edge and extending inwardly beyond an upper edge at the second edge to thereby form a recess for at least partially receiving the male part, wherein the recess comprises an inlet opening having a vertical breadth, with the characteristic that the ratio between the vertical breadth and the thickness of the board is more than 0.4.

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


 

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

 

Drive shaft bearing support assembly and multi-radius cap for bearing support housing
Patent No. 10675972 

Inventor(s): Daniel J. McLaughlin (Ann Arbor, 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: 16101774 on 08/13/2018 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: A drive shaft bearing support assembly is disclosed. The assembly may include a bearing support housing structured to be mountable to a portion of a vehicle. The bearing support housing may define a cavity structured for receiving a portion of a bearing therein. The assembly may also include a bearing support housing cap structured to be securable to the bearing support housing to secure the bearing in the cavity. The bearing support housing cap may be structured to contact the bearing only along two discrete regions of contact when the bearing support housing cap is secured to the bearing support housing to secure the bearing in the cavity.

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


Integrated starter-generator
Patent No. 10677211 

Inventor(s): Matthew Wilcox (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Sandberg Phoenix von Gontard, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16212190 on 12/06/2018 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: A prime mover for a lightweight vehicle comprising an internal combustion engine, a starter motor integrally integrated with the internal combustion engine, and a housing for the prime mover. The prime mover additionally comprises a Hall Effect sensor and an prime mover control module structured and operable to communicate with the Hall Effect sensor, determine when operation of the internal combustion engine should cease, and upon the determination that operation of the internal combustion engine should cease, utilize the communication from the Hall Effect sensor to stop the internal combustion engine such that a piston of the internal combustion engine is positioned at between 15 and 25 after bottom-dead-center.

[F02N] STARTING OF COMBUSTION ENGINES (starting of free-piston combustion-engines F02B 71/02; starting of gas-turbine plants F02C 7/26); STARTING AIDS FOR SUCH ENGINES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


System and method for reinforcing reciprocating pump
Patent No. 10677244 

Inventor(s): Edward C. Kotapish (Willow Park, TX), Jacob A. Bayyouk (Richardson, TX), Joseph H. Byrne (Hudson Oaks, TX), Lawrence Waweru (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): S.P.M. Flow Control, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14808618 on 07/24/2015 (1782 days app to issue)

Abstract: A drive system for a fluid end of a reciprocating pump assembly including a drive member and a power end housing having a crankshaft rotatably disposed therein. The assembly includes a gearbox secured to the power end housing, the gearbox operatively connecting the drive member to the crankshaft for rotation thereof. The assembly further includes at least one arm member extending between the gearbox and the power end housing, the at least one arm member positioned to resist relative movement between the gearbox and the power end housing.

[F04B] POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES FOR LIQUIDS; PUMPS (engine fuel-injection pumps F02M; machines for liquids, or pumps, of rotary-piston or oscillating-piston type F04C; non-positive-displacement pumps F04D; pumping of fluid by direct contact of another fluid or by using inertia of fluid to be pumped F04F; crankshafts, crossheads, connecting-rods F16C; flywheels F16F; gearings for interconverting rotary motion and reciprocating motion in general F16H; pistons, piston-rods, cylinders, in general F16J; ion pumps H01J 41/12; electrodynamic pumps H02K 44/02)


Vibration isolator mechanism with adjustable force application mechanism
Patent No. 10677310 

Inventor(s): Brian J. Pinkelman (Ann Arbor, MI), Nicholas P. Mastricola (Columbus, OH), Rajendra Singh (Dublin, OH), Ryohei Tsuruta (Ann Arbor, MI), Umesh N. Gandhi (Farmington Hills, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15841954 on 12/14/2017 (908 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vibration isolator mechanism is provided for limiting transfer of vibrations from a first element to a second element coupled to the first element. The vibration isolator mechanism may include a vibration isolator structured to provide a quasi-zero/negative stiffness response to a force applied to the vibration isolator when the applied force is within a predetermined range. The vibration isolator mechanism may also include a force application mechanism structured to apply a force to the vibration isolator. The vibration isolator mechanism may also include a force adjustment mechanism structured to adjust the force applied to the vibration isolator by the force application mechanism so that the applied force is within the predetermined range.

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


Pressure relief valve assembly and methods
Patent No. 10677365 

Inventor(s): Nuder Said (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): S.P.M. Flow Control, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15251383 on 08/30/2016 (1379 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect, a pressure relief valve assembly includes a clamped rupture disc. The rupture disc is adapted to rupture when a pressure differential across the pressure relief valve assembly reaches or exceeds a predetermined pressure differential. According to another aspect, there is provided a method of retrofitting a pressure relief valve assembly. According to yet another aspect, there is provided a method of assembling a pressure relief valve assembly.

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


Adjustable burner control valve
Patent No. 10677461 

Inventor(s): Madhusudhan Reddy Kotragouda Basappa (Frisco, TX), Thomas L. Weyer, Jr. (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15291831 on 10/12/2016 (1336 days app to issue)

Abstract: A burner control valve with speed control includes a speed control assembly for metering loading pressure into a loading pressure chamber to prevent pilot light blow out and/or backfire in a downstream burner.

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


Secure personal item carrier weapon concealment compartment system
Patent No. 10677561 

Inventor(s): Jian Liu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16215392 on 12/10/2018 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for a secure weapon concealment compartment situated in a personal carrying item such as a purse, handbag, briefcase, backpack or luggage that allows a person to safely and efficiently carry, store and make available for use a weapon. The concealment compartment includes weapon securing having tapered holders or orifices formed to receive a weapon and provide safety against unintentional discharge of the weapon and resistive forces applied to a protective carrier of the weapon once stored to enable quick and effective withdrawal of the weapon from the concealment compartment.

[F41C] SMALLARMS, e.g. PISTOLS OR RIFLES (projecting missiles without use of explosive or combustible propellant charge F41B); ACCESSORIES THEREFOR [5]


Perforating systems with insensitive high explosive
Patent No. 10677572 

Inventor(s): James Marshall Barker (Mansfield, TX), Thomas Earl Burky (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16171758 on 10/26/2018 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to perforating systems for perforating the casing of a wellbore. The perforating systems contain insensitive high explosives. The disclosure also relates to shaped charges containing insensitive high explosives for use in such perforating systems. The disclosure further relates to methods of using such perforating systems to perforate the casing of a wellbore.

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


Multi-piece polymer ammunition cartridge
Patent No. 10677573 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Richardson, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15886270 on 02/01/2018 (859 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides polymeric ammunition having a generally cylindrical neck having a projectile aperture at a first end, a shoulder comprising a shoulder top connected to the generally cylindrical neck opposite a shoulder bottom, a nose junction positioned around the shoulder bottom, a skirt connected circumferentially about the nose junction to extend away from the shoulder bottom, wherein the nose junction and the skirt are adapted to mate to a base junction in a cartridge.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Transportation support for a user having chronic or acute mobility needs
Patent No. 10675205 

Inventor(s): Ryan M. Klem (Dallas, TX), William P. Chernicoff (Silver Spring, MD)
Assignee(s): Toyota Mobility Foundation (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16196841 on 11/20/2018 (567 days app to issue)

Abstract: Processing circuitry provided in a mobile device of a user requiring mobility assistance is programmed to: request multimodal personal transportation assistance from a pool of candidate companions, receive a location of a selected companion and a proposed route between the user to the selected companion, and determine an estimated time of arrival of the selected companion at a current location of the user. The proposed route includes pedestrian travel and the request for multimodal personal transportation identifies any specific needs of the user.

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


Techniques for angle resolution in radar
Patent No. 10677890 

Inventor(s): Sandeep Rao (Bengaluru, , IN), Saurabh Khanna (Delhi, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15702561 on 09/12/2017 (1001 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radar apparatus for estimating position of a plurality of obstacles. The radar apparatus includes a receive antenna unit. The receive antenna unit includes a linear array of antennas and an additional antenna at a predefined offset from at least one antenna in the linear array of antennas. The radar apparatus also includes a signal processing unit. The signal processing unit estimates an azimuth frequency associated with each obstacle of the plurality of obstacles from a signal received from the plurality of obstacles at the linear array of antennas. In addition, the signal processing unit estimates an azimuth angle and an elevation angle associated with each obstacle from the estimated azimuth frequency associated with each obstacle.

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


Optical driver arrangement and method for generating a driver signal
Patent No. 10677898 

Inventor(s): David Mehrl (Plano, TX), Kerry Glover (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): ams AG (Premstaetten, , AT)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15507241 on 08/24/2015 (1751 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical driver arrangement ([b]10[/b]) comprises a comparator ([b]11[/b]) and a pulse generator ([b]15[/b]). The comparator ([b]11[/b]) comprises a first input ([b]12[/b]) for receiving a sensed output signal (S[b]1[/b]) derived from a sensor signal (S[b]2[/b]) generated by a light sensor ([b]24[/b]), a second input ([b]13[/b]) for receiving a reference signal (S[b]3[/b]) and a comparator output ([b]14[/b]) for providing a comparator signal (S[b]4[/b]). The pulse generator ([b]15[/b]) comprises a control input ([b]16[/b]) coupled to the comparator output ([b]14[/b]) and a generator output ([b]22[/b]) for providing a driver signal (S[b]5[/b]) to a light source ([b]21[/b]). The driver signal (S[b]4[/b]) comprises a series of at least one pulse and a parameter of the driver signal (S[b]4[/b]) is controlled by the comparator signal (S[b]4[/b]).

[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


Excitation interval for ultrasonic transducer
Patent No. 10677902 

Inventor(s): Lei Ding (Plano, TX), Srinath Mathur Ramaswamy (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15659919 on 07/26/2017 (1049 days app to issue)

Abstract: An ultrasonic detection circuit includes a transmitter circuit that provides excitation signals to a terminal of an ultrasonic transducer to drive the ultrasonic transducer during an excitation interval. The excitation signals provided during the excitation interval include a first excitation signal at a first resonant frequency of the ultrasonic transducer followed by a second excitation signal at a second resonant frequency of the ultrasonic transducer. The first resonant frequency is different from the second resonant frequency.

[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


Methods and apparatus for reducing a transient glitch in ultrasound applications
Patent No. 10677903 

Inventor(s): Aravind Miriyala (Bangalore, , IN), Raja Sekhar Kanakamedala (Bangalore, , IN), Ravikumar Pattipaka (Bangalore, , IN), Sandeep Kesrimal Oswal (Bangalore, , IN), Vajeed Nimran P A (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15367982 on 12/02/2016 (1285 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for reducing a transient glitch in ultrasound applications are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a transducer to (A) output a signal during a transmit phase and (B) receive a reflected signal corresponding to the signal during a receive phase; a receiver switch coupled to the transducer at a first node, the receiver switch to (A) open during the transmit phase and (B) close during the receive phase; and a clamp coupled to the transducer at the first node, the clamp to provide a high impedance during the transmit phase and the receive phase and provide a low impedance during a transient phase.

[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


Earthquake and displacement early warning system
Patent No. 10677944 

Inventor(s): Paul Passmore (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Trimble Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA)
Law Firm: Adsero IP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14466975 on 08/23/2014 (2117 days app to issue)

Abstract: Novel solutions, which can include devices, systems, methods, than can measure earthquakes and other displacement events. Some solutions feature the integration of real-time, high-rate global navigation satellite system (”GNSS”) displacement information with acceleration and/or velocity data within a single device to create very high-rate displacement records. The mating of these two instruments allows the creation of a new, very high-rate displacement measurement device that has the full-scale displacement characteristics of GNSS and high-precision dynamic motions of seismic technologies. Such a device can be used for earthquake early warning studies and other mission critical applications, such as volcano monitoring, building, bridge and dam monitoring systems.

[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]


Optical fiber interface for optical device package
Patent No. 10677995 

Inventor(s): Terrel L Morris (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Nolte Intellectual Property Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15520829 on 10/23/2014 (2056 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes an optical fiber interface. The interface includes a first substrate comprising a pair of opposing surfaces. The substrate includes an opening extending therethrough that defines an inner periphery. One surface of the opposing surfaces of the first substrate can be configured to be bonded to a given surface of a second substrate. The interface also includes a plurality of optical fibers secured to the other opposing surface of the first substrate and extending inwardly from a plurality of surfaces of the inner periphery at fixed locations to align the set of optical fibers to optical inputs/outputs (I/O) of an optical system chip that is coupled to the given surface of the second substrate and received through the opening.

[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]


Adjustable deadband control system
Patent No. 10678274 

Inventor(s): Douglas James Scheffler (McKinney, TX), James Curtis Bagby (McKinney, TX), Justin Lane Masias (McKinney, TX), Tung K. Nguyen (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15673053 on 08/09/2017 (1035 days app to issue)

Abstract: Control systems include various combinations of pressure regulators, pilots, and pressure stabilizers to provide systems with adjustable deadbands for over pressure protection, adjustable deadbands for under pressure protection, adjustable deadbands for both over pressure and under pressure protection, pressure assisted closure for over pressure protection, pressure assisted closure for under pressure protection, pressure assisted closure for both over pressure and under pressure protection, or spring assisted closure for over pressure and under pressure protection.

[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)


Multi-phase signal generation
Patent No. 10678296 

Inventor(s): Brian Iehl (Hoffman Estates, IL), Lawrence E Connell (Naperville, IL), Ramesh Chadalawada (Superior, CO), Timothy McHugh (Wheaton, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16054886 on 08/03/2018 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for generating multi-phase signals. An apparatus includes 2[circumflex over ()]n phase signal generation stages. The apparatus also includes a controller configured to provide a mode input of each of the 2[circumflex over ()]n stages with an active periodic binary signal with remaining inputs of each of the 2[circumflex over ()]n stages provided with another periodic binary signal to collectively generate a 2[circumflex over ()]n phase signal in a first mode. The controller is further configured to provide the mode input of each of 2[circumflex over ()](n1) odd stages with a first steady state signal and the mode input of each of 2[circumflex over ()](n1) even stages with a second steady state signal with remaining inputs of each of the 2[circumflex over ()]n stages provided with the same periodic binary signal as in the first mode to cause either the 2[circumflex over ()](n1) odd stages or the 2[circumflex over ()](n1) even stages to collectively generate a 2[circumflex over ()](n1) phase signal in a second mode.

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


Compiler and method for compiling business rules for a serverless runtime environment
Patent No. 10678522 

Inventor(s): Kishore K Yerramreddy (Irving, TX), Srinivasu R Sandaka (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): MOURI TECH LLC (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Nolte Intellectual Property Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16221423 on 12/14/2018 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: A business rules compiler receives a set of business rules designed in a business rules management system for a runtime environment associated with the business rules management system and compiles, from the set of business rules, code for the set of business rules, code for a FaaS function, and infrastructure as code, for providing to a repository in a serverless runtime environment. The infrastructure as code is for provisioning computing resources in the serverless runtime environment to enable on-demand calling of the FaaS function to execute the code for the set of business rules.

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


Data processing apparatus having streaming engine with read and read/advance operand coding
Patent No. 10678545 

Inventor(s): Joseph Zbiciak (Farmers Branch, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15204243 on 07/07/2016 (1433 days app to issue)

Abstract: A streaming engine employed in a digital signal processor specified a fixed data stream. Once started the data stream is read only and cannot be written. Once fetched the data stream is stored in a first-in-first-out buffer for presentation to functional units in the fixed order. Data use by the functional unit is controlled using the input operand fields of the corresponding instruction. A read only operand coding supplies the data an input of the functional unit. A read/advance operand coding supplies the data and also advances the stream to the next sequential data elements. The read only operand coding permits reuse of data without requiring a register of the register file for temporary storage.

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


Systems and methods for developing a web application using micro frontends
Patent No. 10678600 

Inventor(s): Dustin Nation (The Colony, TX), Jibins Joseph (Prosper, TX), Jonathan Michael Darling (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16290676 on 03/01/2019 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for developing a web-based application using micro frontends. A web application architecture system may include a plurality of web servers and a plurality of single page applications. Each one of the plurality of single page applications may be hosted on a single respective one of the plurality of web servers. The web application architecture system may further include one or more shared libraries that are accessed by each of the plurality of single page applications. The one or more shared libraries may include shared interface components for each of the plurality of single page applications such that the plurality of single page applications are a part of a single web-based application. Additionally, the web application architecture system may include a load balancer configured to route traffic to each of the plurality of single page applications.

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


System, method, and computer program for automated application programming interface (API) regression testing
Patent No. 10678679 

Inventor(s): Prashant Vijay Sonawale (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED (Limassol, , CY)
Law Firm: Zilka-Kotab, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15901772 on 02/21/2018 (839 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for automated API regression testing with a business flow sense/customer journey. In operation, a system identifies one or more environments for which to perform one or more testing activities. The system discovers an application programming interface (API) architecture associated with the one or more environments by tracing all unique combinations of business flows and/or customer journeys on production and discovering all API paths for each of the business flows. The system stores and categorizes information associated with the API architecture in at least one API dictionary, based on the machine learning. The system automatically recommends relevant API test cases associated with the API architecture for performing API testing on the one or more environments, using the information associated with the API architecture from the API dictionary as a reference.

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


System and method for product optimization
Patent No. 10678748 

Inventor(s): Mike McGuire (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Andrews Distributing Company, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16290248 on 03/01/2019 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes maintaining product sales information according to a data model. The data model includes a consumer-demographics naming convention, a retail-provider-type naming convention, and a product-naming convention. The maintaining includes indexing the product sales information by consumer-demographics information, by retail-provider-type information, and by product-categorization information. The method further includes receiving raw sales information and translating the raw sales information into the data model. In addition the method includes storing the translated raw sales information as part of the product sales information. Furthermore, the method includes receiving a request for aggregation of at least a portion of the product sales information. The request specifies an intersection of the product-categorization information, the consumer-demographic information, and the retail-provider-type information. The method also includes, responsive to the request, aggregating the at least a portion of the product sales information.

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


Apparatus and method for enhancing security of data on a host computing device and a peripheral device
Patent No. 10678913 

Inventor(s): Gita Srivastava (Dallas, TX), Piyush B. Srivastava (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Gigavation, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15852320 on 12/22/2017 (900 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of enhancing security of at least one of a host computing device and a peripheral device coupled to the host computing device through a communication interface. Data is transparently received from the peripheral device or the host computing device, and the received data is stored. The stored data is analyzed to detect a circumstance associated with a security risk. If such a circumstance is not detected, then the data is transparently forwarded to the other of the peripheral device or the host. However, if a circumstance associated with a security risk is detected, then a security process, defined by a rule, is performed. Related apparatus are provided, as well as other methods and apparatus.

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


Randomized execution countermeasures against fault injection attacks during boot of an embedded device
Patent No. 10678927 

Inventor(s): Amritpal Mundra (Allen, TX), Kavitha Malarvizhi (Bangalore, , IN), Madan Srinivas (Gaithersburg, MD), Sachin Billore (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15692171 on 08/31/2017 (1013 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embedded device is provided that is configured to randomize execution time of a boot process of the embedded device performed responsive to a reset signal, wherein reset release time is nondeterministic. The embedded device may include a randomizer component configured to generate a timeout signal after a random interval, wherein to randomize execution time, the embedded device is further configured to execute a first portion of a reset process, signal the randomizer component to generate the timeout signal after a first random interval, wait for the timeout signal, and execute a second portion of the reset process responsive to the timeout signal.

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


Tamper detection countermeasures to deter physical attack on a security ASIC
Patent No. 10678951 

Inventor(s): Anish Dhanekula (Addison, TX), Subbayya Chowdary Yanamadala (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13280205 on 10/24/2011 (3151 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relates generally to an integrated circuit, and more particularly, to systems, devices and methods of incorporating a tamper detection countermeasure into a security ASIC to deter physical attacks. The tamper detection countermeasure architects an active mesh to cover a sensitive area in the security ASIC. A plurality of time-varying random numbers is generated by a random number generator (RNG), and the active mesh is driven and configured according to these random numbers. During tamper detection cycles, the active mesh is monitored with respect to the plurality of random numbers that is directly provided by the RNG. Upon a tampering attempt, a flag signal is generated and used to initialize subsequent anti-tampering actions. The active mesh may be controlled and monitored based on time-varying codes, and therefore, an adversary may not easily bypass the active mesh and attack the sensitive area.

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


System for creating managing and displaying multi-frame based ads on mobile devices
Patent No. 10678993 

Inventor(s): Craig Lawrence Warner (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Google LLC (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16005392 on 06/11/2018 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes, but is not limited to any combination of: determining a plurality of third-party content elements based in part on information associated with a request for third-party content. The request for third-party content may be received from a web browser displaying a first webpage to a user. A first element from the plurality of determined third-party content elements is transmitted to the web browser. Upon receiving from the web browser a second request for third-party content including user interaction data with the first element, data associated with the determined plurality of third-party content elements is updated based at least in part on the user interaction data. A second third-party element from the plurality of updated third-party content elements is transmitted to the web browser.

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


Cross-domain multi-attribute hashed and weighted dynamic process prioritization
Patent No. 10679169 

Inventor(s): Swaminathan Chandrasekaran (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16127178 on 09/10/2018 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: Input data of an input request is received. The input data includes a set of attributes. For each attribute of the set of attributes, a weight is assigned to the attribute based, at least in part, upon historical data relating to workflow performance, to form a respective corresponding weighted attribute. A process priority value is assigned to the input data of the input request based, at least in part, upon on the weighted attributes.

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


Big data sourcing simulator
Patent No. 10679178 

Inventor(s): Vadiraja Ramamurthy (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: F. Chau Associates, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14955509 on 12/01/2015 (1652 days app to issue)

Abstract: A simulator is configured to simulate the fulfillment of orders by nodes. Each node has an inventory of products and is capable of shipping the products to destinations in response to receipt of a corresponding order. The simulator divides the nodes into groups and assigns a different priority to each group based on input provided by a user to the simulator to generate an ordered sequence of priorities. The simulator maintains safety stock data corresponding to each node that indicates minimum quantities of the products required to be present at the corresponding node. The simulator selects a current priority of the sequence and next simulates a first group among the groups having the current priority fulfilling the orders for a given product among the products while a quantity of the given product at each of the nodes in the first group is below the minimum quantity in the corresponding safety stock data.

[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]


Transitioning inventory search from large geographic area to immediate personal area
Patent No. 10679180 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16012876 on 06/20/2018 (720 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method for improved efficiency of an inventory management system. The method can include: performing a first inventory search of inventory data stored in a database using search criteria; receiving, from a beacon sensor, inventory data broadcast from a plurality of beacons; performing a second inventory search by correlating the inventory data broadcast from the plurality of beacons with results of the first inventory search; receiving image data from a camera; performing image classification on the image data to determine one or more class labels for an inventory item within the field-of-view of the camera; performing a third inventory search by correlating the class labels with results of the second inventory search; and presenting results of the third inventory search to a user.

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


System for control of device identity and usage in a process data network
Patent No. 10679215 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15049716 on 02/22/2016 (1569 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for a system for control of device identity and usage in a process data network. The present invention is configured to receive an indication that a user has executed a transaction using a mobile device; receive a request to validate mobile device identity; retrieve financial credentials from the mobile device; retrieve device information associated with the mobile device used in the execution of the transaction; determine whether the retrieved financial credentials and the device information meet a condition of the block chain; receive an indication that the retrieved financial credentials and the device information meet the condition of the block chain thereby validating the request; and allow the execution of the transaction to be completed based on at least receiving the indication that the retrieved financial credentials and the device information meet the condition of the block chain.

[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]


Using smart data to enable profile-based transactions
Patent No. 10679220 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15824024 on 11/28/2017 (924 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to implementing and using a data processing system to generate a plurality of user profiles including linked user accounts. An instruction for a transaction may be received from a first user computing device, and a request to complete the transaction on behalf of the first user may be transmitted to a second user computing device. Upon receiving appropriate authorizations, the computing platform may transmit to a participant an instruction to complete the transaction with the second user on behalf of the first user.

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


System and method for providing disposal recommendation for a vehicle owner
Patent No. 10679226 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Staevan Duckworth (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16287350 on 02/27/2019 (468 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a disposal recommendation for an owned vehicle are provided. The method includes generating a profile for the owned vehicle, the profile including age, mileage, and location of the owned vehicle, receiving monitoring data of the owned vehicle, and receiving sales data for non-owned vehicles corresponding to the profile. The method may further include generating predicted depreciation data of the owned vehicle, based on the sales data and the monitoring data, and providing a recommended disposal time for the owned vehicle, based on the predicted depreciation data.

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


Vehicle purchasing tools
Patent No. 10679271 

Inventor(s): Gurmeet Singh (Irving, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Patrick Eberle (Frisco, TX), Raman Bajaj (Frisco, TX), Warren Ellison (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, L.L.P. (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15911486 on 03/05/2018 (827 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for providing a vehicle purchasing tool is disclosed. The system may include one or more memory devices storing software instructions. The system may also include one or more processors configured to execute the software instructions to receive a pre-qualification application, the pre-qualification application including customer-identifying information, access a vehicle inventory associated with a dealership, and identify vehicle information associated with at least one vehicle for sale at the dealership based on the pre-qualification application. The one or more processors may be further configured to execute the instructions to determine a pre-qualified offer based at least on the customer-identifying information and the vehicle information, the pre-qualified offer including a first loan term, and provide the pre-qualified offer and the vehicle information to a client device for display as part of the pre-qualified offer in conjunction with the vehicle information.

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


Systems and methods for intelligent income verification to improve loan contract funding
Patent No. 10679286 

Inventor(s): Hilda Huang (Plano, TX), Jyothsna Bhima (Lewisville, TX), Kartheek Yelamarthi (Plano, TX), Kushal Pillarisetty (The Colony, TX), Landon Nehmer (McKinney, TX), Saira Zaman (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: 16415558 on 05/17/2019 (389 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide systems, methods, and devices for verifying income of a loan applicant. The embodiments comprise receiving an application for a loan for an applicant. The method further comprises approving the application based on a first income and requesting second income data specifying a second income. The method comprises receiving the second income data, and requesting, third income data specifying a third income. Further, the method comprises receiving the third income data. The method compares the first income to the third income and determines, if the second income is less than a predetermined portion of the third income, whether the approved application should be modified, based on at least the first, second, and third incomes. The method comprises confirming the first income, if the second income is at least equal to the predetermined portion of the third income. The method comprises notifying the applicant of the determination or confirmation.

[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]


Detected object tracker for a video analytics system
Patent No. 10679315 

Inventor(s): Kishor Adinath Saitwal (Pearland, TX), Lon W. Risinger (Katy, TX), Wesley Kenneth Cobb (The Woodlands, TX)
Assignee(s): Intellective Ai, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15934328 on 03/23/2018 (809 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are disclosed which provide a detected object tracker for a video analytics system. As disclosed, the detected object tracker provides a robust foreground object tracking component for a video analytics system which allow other components of the video analytics system to more accurately evaluate the behavior of a given object (as well as to learn to identify different instances or occurrences of the same object) over time. More generally, techniques are disclosed for identifying what pixels of successive video frames depict the same foreground object. Logic implementing certain functions of the detected object tracker can be executed on either a conventional processor (e.g., a CPU) or a hardware acceleration processing device (e.g., a GPU), allowing multiple camera feeds to be evaluated in parallel.

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


Generating a three-dimensional physical map using different data sources
Patent No. 10679521 

Inventor(s): David L. Hunn (Kennedale, TX), John D. Metzger (Flower Mound, TX), Thomas Hiromoto (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15595487 on 05/15/2017 (1121 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of generating a three-dimensional physical map using different data sources includes receiving, at a computing device, topographic data, e.g., digital surface model data and/or digital elevation model data, for a geographic area and also receiving map area data, e.g., coordinates, scaling, and/or resolution data, for a subset area of the geographic area. The computing device generates map data, such as computer-readable three-dimensional (3D) printer data, based on the topographic data and the map area data, which can be used by a 3D printer or other additive manufacturing process to generate a three-dimensional physical map that depicts the topographic features of the subset area.

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


Systems and methods for mobile projection in foggy conditions
Patent No. 10679530 

Inventor(s): Ercan M. Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Paul Schmalenberg (Ann Arbor, 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: 16272833 on 02/11/2019 (484 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for projecting images from a vehicle onto a dynamic projection surface within an aerosol are provided. A method may include performing an initial scan of the aerosol to determine a projection surface within the aerosol based upon an aerosol density map. The method may further include projecting an image onto the projection surface within the aerosol. The method may also include performing an updated scan to update the projection surface based on changing depth and changing distance of the projection surface relative to the scanning device over time. The method may additionally include modifying the image being projected based upon a change to the projection surface due to one or more of a motion of the vehicle and a change in the aerosol.

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


Method and apparatus for transmitting audio
Patent No. 10679604 

Inventor(s): Cunshou Qiu (Shanghai, , CN), Yumin Tang (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16151087 on 10/03/2018 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for transmitting audio is disclosed that includes transmitting, by a sending terminal, a sending audio signal to a receiving terminal after a connection between the sending terminal and the receiving terminal is established, the sending audio signal comprises a sending audio, receiving a playing audio played by the receiving terminal; and determining that the sending audio is not played by the receiving terminal based on the sending audio and the playing audio, notifying that the sending audio transmitted to the receiving terminal is not played by the receiving terminal.

[G10K] SOUND-PRODUCING DEVICES (sound-producing toys A63H 5/00); METHODS OR DEVICES FOR PROTECTING AGAINST, OR FOR DAMPING, NOISE OR OTHER ACOUSTIC WAVES IN GENERAL; ACOUSTICS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [6]


Timing circuit for command path in a memory device
Patent No. 10679683 

Inventor(s): Liang Chen (Allen, TX), Ming-Bo Liu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16825096 on 03/20/2020 (81 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus, such as a memory device, that includes circuits and techniques to synchronize various internal signals with an internal clock signal to ensure proper functionality of the memory device. A walk back circuit is provided to mimic propagation delays of an internal command signal, such as a write command signal, and to speed up the delayed internal command signal an amount equivalent to the propagation delays. The walk back circuit includes a mixture of delay elements provided to mimic propagation delays caused by both gate delays and routing delays.

[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)


Storage system with several integrated components and method for use therewith
Patent No. 10679722 

Inventor(s): Daniel L. Helmick (Broomfield, CO), Martin V. Lueker-Boden (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15297993 on 10/19/2016 (1329 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage system with several integrated components and method for use therewith are provided. In one embodiment, a storage system comprising: a plurality of non-volatile memory devices; a controller in communication with the plurality of non-volatile memory devices; a plurality of data buffers in communication with the controller and configured to store data sent between the controller and an input/output bus; and a command and address buffer configured to store commands and addresses sent from a host, wherein the command and address buffer is further configured to synchronize data flow into and out of the plurality of data buffer; wherein at least three of the above components are integrated with each other.

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


Systems and methods to improve lung function protocols
Patent No. 10679754 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Richardson Terry (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight and Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16045319 on 07/25/2018 (685 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example method includes: classifying lung function risk based on patient attributes and a clinical protocol; generating alarms and incentives for compliance with the clinical protocol based on patient attributes, clinical protocol, and patient lung function risk; determining an orientation and position of a clinical device based on tagged feature(s) of the clinical device compared to identified patient feature(s); monitoring patient interaction with the clinical device; identifying a deviation from the clinical protocol based on the monitored patient interaction, a patient biometric indicator, and a desired setpoint state in the protocol; when a deviation is identified, providing feedback proportional to the deviation, the feedback including an adjustment with respect to the clinical protocol and/or the clinical device; and triggering at least one alarm and/or incentive based on deviation and feedback, wherein the alarm/incentives differs based on whether and to what extent deviation is identified and feedback. NULL


Power transistor coupled to multiple sense transistors
Patent No. 10679938 

Inventor(s): Ankur Chauhan (Bangalore, , IN), Kuntal Joardar (Plano, TX), Manish Srivastava (Uttar Pradesh, , IN), Min Chu (Plano, TX), Tikno Harjono (Cupertino, CA), Vijay Krishnamurthy (Santa Clara, CA), Vinayak Hegde (Uttara Kannada,
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16050383 on 07/31/2018 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device comprises a first semiconductor die; a power transistor integrated in the first semiconductor die, the power transistor comprising a first gate, a first terminal, and a second terminal; a first sense transistor integrated in the first semiconductor die, the first sense transistor comprising a second gate and third and fourth terminals, the second gate coupled to the first gate and the fourth terminal coupled to the second terminal; a first resistor integrated in the first semiconductor die, the first resistor has a first temperature coefficient; a second sense transistor integrated in the first semiconductor die, the second sense transistor comprising a third gate and seventh and eighth terminals, the third gate coupled to the first gate and the eighth terminal coupled to the second terminal; and a second resistor integrated in the first semiconductor die, the second resistor has a second temperature coefficient.

[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)


Image processing system, image processing method and program
Patent No. 10681385 

Inventor(s): Kazushi Sato (Kanagawa, , JP), Ohji Nakagami (Tokyo, , JP), Yoichi Yagasaki (Tokyo, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16297925 on 03/11/2019 (456 days app to issue)

Abstract: An image processing system, method, and program suppress block distortion when decoding block-encoded image data. Filtering content to be applied to the block image data is selected based on the encoding types of the block image data to be filtered. A filter filters block image data according to the selected filtering content.

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


 

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Method and apparatus for a compact and high resolution mind-view communicator
Patent No. 10674912 

Inventor(s): Masoud Vaziri (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16055130 on 08/05/2018 (674 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of a mind-view communication apparatus includes a first portable unit and a second portable unit. The first portable unit includes an eyeglass frame, at least one first optical unit disposed on the eyeglass frame for capturing at least one scene image corresponding to a field of view of a user, and at least one second optical unit disposed on the eyeglass frame for capturing at least one eye image corresponding to at least a portion of at least one eye of the user. The second portable unit is in communication with the first portable unit and includes at least one processor configured for receiving the at least one scene image and the at least one eye image, determining a direction within the field of view to which the at least one eye is directed based upon the at least one eye image, and generating a subset of the at least one scene image based on the determined direction.

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


System and method for inductive charging with improved efficiency
Patent No. 10675982 

Inventor(s): Edward Clark Fontana (Plano, TX), James Edward Harvey (Plano, TX), Robert James Catalano (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
Law Firm: Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, SC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15788971 on 10/20/2017 (963 days app to issue)

Abstract: A charging system for charging an electric vehicle comprises an inductor-inductor-capacitor (LLC) battery charger that includes an isolation transformer having a transformer primary and a transformer secondary, the transformer primary included in an inductive charger station of the charging system and the transformer secondary included in an inductive power receiver of the charging system, with the inductive power receiver positioned on the electric vehicle. The LLC battery charger also includes a magnetizing inductor circuit element and a leakage inductor circuit element integrated into the isolation transformer on the transformer primary. The isolation transformer is constructed such that the transformer primary and the transformer secondary are separable from one another, with a selective engaging and disengaging of the transformer primary and the transformer secondary based on movement of the inductive power receiver on the electric vehicle relative to the inductive charger station.

[H02J] CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY (power supply circuits for apparatus for measuring X-radiation, gamma radiation, corpuscular radiation or cosmic radiation G01T 1/175; electric power supply circuits specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/00; for digital computers G06F 1/18; for discharge tubes H01J 37/248; circuits or apparatus for the conversion of electric power, arrangements for control or regulation of such circuits or apparatus H02M; interrelated control of several motors, control of a prime-mover/generator combination H02P; control of high-frequency power H03L; additional use of power line or power network for transmission of information H04B)


Super capacitor based emergency lighting system
Patent No. 10676212 

Inventor(s): Erik John Oltheten (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15906533 on 02/27/2018 (833 days app to issue)

Abstract: An emergency lighting system (ELS) for an aircraft has a capacitor, at least one of an onboard power system and a ground power unit configured to charge the capacitor, and a light emitting diode (LED) selectively powered by the capacitor.

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


Microwave plasma source
Patent No. 10679832 

Inventor(s): Mark A. Meloni (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Verity Instruments, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16022389 on 06/28/2018 (712 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure provides a plasma source, an excitation system for excitation of a plasma, and a method of operating an excitation measurement system. In one embodiment, the plasma source includes: (1) a coaxial radio frequency (RF) resonator including a first end, a second end, an inner electrode and an outer electrode, (2) a radio frequency interface electrically coupled to the inner and outer electrode and configured to provide an RF signal to the coaxial RF resonator, (3) a flange positioned at the first end of the resonator and defining a plasma cavity, and (4) a window positioned between the first end of the resonator and the flange, and forming one side of the plasma cavity, whereby the coaxial RF resonator is isolated from the plasma.

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


Encapsulated phase change porous layer
Patent No. 10679923 

Inventor(s): Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, 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: 16243625 on 01/09/2019 (517 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cooling device including an encapsulated phase change porous layer that exhibits an increased heat capacity is disclosed. The encapsulated phase change porous layer may include a sintered porous layer, a phase change material formed over the sintered porous layer, and an encapsulation material formed over the phase change material. The encapsulation material may encapsulate the phase change material between the encapsulation material and the sintered porous layer and retain the phase change material between the encapsulation material and the sintered porous layer when a fluid is flowed through or in contact with the encapsulated phase change porous layer.

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


Structure and method for improving high voltage breakdown reliability of a microelectronic device
Patent No. 10679935 

Inventor(s): Byron Lovell Williams (Plano, TX), David Leonard Larkin (Richardson, TX), Jeffrey A. West (Dallas, TX), Weidong Tian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16572346 on 09/16/2019 (267 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and structure suitable for, e.g., improving high voltage breakdown reliability of a microelectronic device such as a capacitor usable for galvanic isolation of two circuits. A first dielectric layer has a first dielectric constant located over a semiconductor substrate. A metal structure located over the first dielectric layer has a side surface. A second dielectric layer having a second different dielectric constant is located adjacent the metal structure. A dielectric structure located between the side surface of the metal structure and the second dielectric layer has the first dielectric constant.

[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]


IC with ion milled thin-film resistors
Patent No. 10680056 

Inventor(s): Bhaskar Srinivasan (Allen, TX), Brian Goodlin (Plano, TX), Dhishan Kande (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16232653 on 12/26/2018 (531 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of fabricating an integrated circuit (IC) includes providing a substrate having a semiconductor surface layer comprising an unpatterned resistive layer. Measurements are obtained of a characteristic of the unpatterned resistive layer at each of a plurality of locations over the substrate. The unpatterned resistive layer is modified, such as by targeted removal of layer material, in response to the measurements such that the measured characteristic is more uniform across the substrate. A resistor on the IC is defined from the unpatterned resistive layer after the modifying.

[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]


HEMT having conduction barrier between drain fingertip and source
Patent No. 10680093 

Inventor(s): Chang Soo Suh (Allen, TX), Jungwoo Joh (Allen, TX), Naveen Tipirneni (Plano, TX), Sameer Pendharkar (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15864157 on 01/08/2018 (883 days app to issue)

Abstract: A High Electron Mobility Transistor (HEMT) includes an active layer on a substrate, and a Group IIIA-N barrier layer on the active layer. An isolation region is through the barrier layer to provide at least one isolated active area including the barrier layer on the active layer. A gate is over the barrier layer. A drain includes at least one drain finger including a fingertip having a drain contact extending into the barrier layer to contact to the active layer and a source having a source contact extending into the barrier layer to contact to the active layer. The source forms a loop that encircles the drain. The isolation region includes a portion positioned between the source and drain contact so that there is a conduction barrier in a length direction between the drain contact of the fingertip and the source.

[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]


Gate all around vacuum channel transistor
Patent No. 10680112 

Inventor(s): John H. Zhang (Altamont, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15820010 on 11/21/2017 (931 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vacuum channel transistor having a vertical gate-all-around (GAA) architecture provides high performance for high-frequency applications, and features a small footprint compared with existing planar devices. The GAA vacuum channel transistor features stacked, tapered source and drain regions that are formed by notching a doped silicon pillar using a lateral oxidation process. A temporary support structure is provided for the pillar during formation of the vacuum channel. Performance of the GAA vacuum channel transistor can be tuned by replacing air in the channel with other gases such as helium, neon, or argon. A threshold voltage of the GAA vacuum channel transistor can be adjusted by altering dopant concentrations of the silicon pillar from which the source and drain regions are formed.

[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]


Hall effect sensors with a metal layer comprising an interconnect and a trace
Patent No. 10680164 

Inventor(s): Dok Won Lee (Mountain View, CA), Keith Ryan Green (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15907000 on 02/27/2018 (833 days app to issue)

Abstract: A Hall effect sensor comprises a semiconductor substrate, a first well formed in the semiconductor substrate, a first ohmic contact formed in the first well, a second ohmic contact formed in the first well, a first terminal electrically coupled to the first ohmic contact, a second terminal electrically coupled to the second ohmic contact, and a first metal layer formed over the semiconductor substrate. The first metal layer comprises a first interconnect and a first trace, where the first trace is formed over the first well, and where the first interconnect electrically couples a first part of the first well to a second part of the first well. The first and second ohmic contacts are each positioned between the first part and the second part of the first well, where the first interconnect is electrically isolated from the first trace.

[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]


3D magnesium battery and method of making the same
Patent No. 10680280 

Inventor(s): Chen Ling (Ann Arbor, MI), Fuminori Mizuno (Miyoshi, , JP), Kensuke Takechi (Ann Arbor, MI), Nikhilendra Singh (Ypsilanti, MI), Oscar Tutusaus (Ann Arbor, MI), Rana Mohtadi (Northville, MI), Ruidong Yang (Ann Arbor, 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: 15715915 on 09/26/2017 (987 days app to issue)

Abstract: 3-D magnesium voltaic cells have a magnesium anode coated on multiple opposing surfaces with a continuous protective/electrolyte layer that is ionically conductive and electronically insulating. The resulting protected 3-D magnesium anode is coated on multiple opposing surfaces with a continuous cathode layer that is electronically and ionically conductive, and includes a magnesium storage medium. Suitable magnesium anodes, in particular, magnesium foam anodes, can be made by pulsed galvanostatic deposition of magnesium on a copper substrate. The protective layer can be formed by electropolymerization of a suitable methylacrylate ester. The continuous cathode layer can be a slurry cathode having powders of an electronic conductor and a reversible magnesium storage component suspended in a magnesium electrolyte solution.

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


Excitation and use of guided surface wave modes on lossy media
Patent No. 10680306 

Inventor(s): James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), Kenneth L. Corum (Plymouth, NH)
Assignee(s): CPG TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Italy, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15894176 on 02/12/2018 (848 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for exciting a guided surface waveguide probe to create a plurality of resultant fields that are substantially mode-matched to a Zenneck surface wave mode of a surface of a lossy conducting medium.

[H01P] WAVEGUIDES; RESONATORS, LINES OR OTHER DEVICES OF THE WAVEGUIDE TYPE (operating at optical frequencies G02B)


Method and apparatus for using back gate biasing for power amplifiers for millimeter wave devices
Patent No. 10680557 

Inventor(s): Abdellatif Bellaouar (Richardson, TX), Chi Zhang (Allen, TX), Shafiullah Syed (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. (Grand Cayman, , KY)
Law Firm: Williams Morgan, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16367113 on 03/27/2019 (440 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus, comprising an input transformer; a first differential transistor pair configured to receive a first back gate bias voltage; a second differential transistor pair configured to receive a second back gate bias voltage; a cross-coupled neutralization cap comprising PMOS or NMOS transistors and configured to receive a third back gate bias voltage; and an output transformer. A method of fixing at least one back gate bias voltage to impart a desired capacitance to the transistors of at least one of the first differential transistor pair, the second differential transistor pair, or the neutralization cap. The apparatus and method may provide a power amplifier having improved linearity and efficiency.

[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)


Guitar amplifier system and method
Patent No. 10680562 

Inventor(s): Thomas Clayton Anderson (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16383827 on 04/15/2019 (421 days app to issue)

Abstract: A solid-state semiconductor guitar amplifier system/method mimicking the audio performance characteristics of conventional vacuum tube guitar amplifiers is disclosed. The disclosed system/method incorporates solid-state semiconductor circuitry implementing an input audio preamplifier (IAP) having asymmetric gain control (AGC) that feeds wave shape transformer (WST) circuitry implementing a piecewise/diode breakpoint (PDB) transform that emulates a conventional vacuum tube voltage-current transfer (VIT) characteristic. A breakpoint threshold controller (BTC) determines the offset associated with application of the PDB operation to the audio signal. Once the PDB transform has been applied to the audio signal, it is further processed by pick attack sag compressor (PAC) circuitry that applies positive sag control (PSC) and negative sag control (NSC) compression envelopes to the overall signal shape before presenting the resulting peak compressed signal through an audio volume control (AVC) and conventional solid-state semiconductor speaker power amplifier (SPA) for application to an audio speaker.

[H03G] CONTROL OF AMPLIFICATION (impedance networks, e.g. attenuators, H03H; control of transmission in lines H04B 3/04)


Multiplexer charge injection reduction
Patent No. 10680608 

Inventor(s): Anand Kannan (Bangalore, , IN), Priyank Anand (Bangalore, , IN), Venkatesh Guduri (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15231350 on 08/08/2016 (1401 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multiplexer comprises: a first switch; a second switch; a dummy component coupled to the first switch and the second switch and configured to: reduce a first charge injection of the first switch, and reduce a second charge injection of the second switch; and an output coupled to the first switch, the second switch, and the dummy component. A method comprises: providing an output from either a first switch or a second switch; coupling, by a dummy component, to the first switch and the second switch; using a BBM action; and reducing, by the dummy component, a first charge injection of the first switch or a second charge injection of the second switch.

[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]


Enhancement of inter-cell interference coordination with adaptive reduced-power almost blank subframes based on neighbor cell profile data
Patent No. 10680681 

Inventor(s): Hongyan Lei (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16361143 on 03/21/2019 (446 days app to issue)

Abstract: An inter-cell interference coordination procedure in heterogeneous networks (HetNets) is enhanced based on utilization of cell profile data associated with neighbor access points to improve HetNet spectrum efficiency, mobility performance, and/or overall network capacity. In one aspect, a macro access point can receive cell profile data associated with neighbor access points and modify a power level of reduced-power almost blank subframes (ABS) transmitted by the macro access point to manage macro cell capacity. Further, the macro access point can configure the ABS pattern and transmit the ABS pattern to the neighbor access points. Based on the ABS pattern, the neighbor access points can schedule transmissions to user equipment that are located at (or close to) their cell-edge to reduce inter-cell interference.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Beam management techniques for beam calibration
Patent No. 10680689 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Pengfei Xia (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15839382 on 12/12/2017 (910 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure provide techniques for determining a device”s beam correspondence status. As used herein, a device is considered to have ”beam correspondence” when the device”s TX and RX antennas satisfy a calibration criteria. In one example, a device”s TX and RX antennas satisfy the calibration criteria when a difference between quality parameters corresponding to reference signals transmitted and received using corresponding TX and RX beams is less than a threshold. In another example, a device”s TX and RX antennas satisfy the calibration criteria when a list of indices ranking the device”s TX beams matches a list of indices ranking the device”s RX beams. The lists of indices may be derived by transmitting and receiving references signals according to the devices RX and TX beams, and then generating list of indices based on quality parameters of the respective RX and TX beams.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Optical point source detection locating sensor
Patent No. 10680720 

Inventor(s): James Anton Harder (Bedford, TX), Michaelene Williams Sprague (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16175548 on 10/30/2018 (588 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for processing optical signals comprising a reference optical signal transmission structure configured to receive an optical signal at a first input and to provide the optical signal at a first output to a photodetector. A delay optical signal transmission structure configured to receive the optical signal at a second input and to provide a delayed optical signal at a second output to the photodetector. A signal processor configured to receive a first electric signal corresponding to the optical signal and a second electric signal corresponding to the delayed optical signal and to generate an output as a function of the first electric signal and the second electric signal.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Extending narrow band monitoring
Patent No. 10680785 

Inventor(s): Yang Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Fay Kaplun Marcin, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15941651 on 03/30/2018 (802 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, device and integrated circuit for receiving signals in a narrow bandwidth range from a base station of a network, the narrow bandwidth range being a portion of an overall bandwidth range of the network and the signals comprising one or more of cell-specific reference signal (CRS) tones, determining whether a condition exists based on the one or more CRS tones, when the condition exists, extending the narrow bandwidth range to an extended narrow bandwidth range, the extended narrow bandwidth range including at least one further CRS tone than the narrow bandwidth range and monitoring the extended narrow bandwidth range to receive further signals comprising the at least one further CRS tone.

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


Wireless networks utilizing multiple modulations
Patent No. 10680861 

Inventor(s): Anuj Batra (Mountain View, CA), Srinath Hosur (Plano, TX), Timothy Mark Schmidl (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15899310 on 02/19/2018 (841 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of communicating in a wireless network including a plurality of nodes having communications devices including a first node, wherein at least one node utilizes a first physical layer (PHY) modulation, and at least one other node utilizes a second PHY modulation different from the first PHY modulation. The first node receives a PHY frame transmitted by one of the plurality of nodes, and identifies a PHY modulation type selected from the first PHY modulation and the second PHY modulation used in the PHY frame or to be used in a subsequently to be received PHY frame or frame portion. The first node decodes the PHY frame or the subsequently to be received PHY frame or frame portion using the PHY modulation type identified in the identifying step.

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


Automatic customer complaint resolution
Patent No. 10680875 

Inventor(s): Rafael Sanchez-Mejias (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Tupl Inc. (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16112541 on 08/24/2018 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: An analytic application may automatically determine a root cause of an issue with a wireless carrier network and generate a solution for the root cause. Initially, a data management platform may receive performance data regarding user device and network components of a wireless carrier network from multiple data sources. Subsequently, the analytic application may receive an indication of an issue affecting one or more user devices that are using the wireless carrier network. The analytic application may analyze the performance data using a trained machine learning model to determine a root cause for the issue affecting the one or more user devices. The trained machine learning model may employ multiple types of machine learning algorithms to analyze the performance data. The analytic application may provide the root cause or the solution that resolves the root cause for presentation.

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


System and method of radio bearer management for multiple point transmission
Patent No. 10680881 

Inventor(s): Hao Bi (Lake Zurich, IL), Yishen Sun (Buffalo Grove, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14679537 on 04/06/2015 (1891 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a multiple point transmission system is disclosed. The method includes reconfiguring the multiple point transmission system according to an updated configuration of an at least one radio bearer between an at least one transmission point and a terminal device, and communicating with the terminal device using the reconfigured multiple point transmission system. The configuration of the at least one radio bearer is updated according to operating condition information of the terminal device.

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


Virtualized proactive services
Patent No. 10680910 

Inventor(s): Andrew McQuerry (Plano, TX), Jarkko Pasanen (Frisco, TX), Ken Guttenfelder (Frisco, TX), Long Ye (Plano, TX), Ricardo Rios (Allen, TX), Stephen Gilbert (Garland, TX), Sushil Dravekar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: NDWE LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15853621 on 12/22/2017 (900 days app to issue)

Abstract: A standalone and virtual proactive services (vPAS) implementation is described. The vPAS is entirely self-contained, encrypted, and can be hosted within the customer”s network. Furthermore, data collected by the vPAS can be analyzed without the data leaving the customer”s firewall, thereby providing additional assurance to the network operator”s data security and privacy. Moreover, the solution is developed based on an architecture that enables the platform to run in a variety of computing environments, including cloud-based environments. The vPAS system addresses data security and privacy concerns, enables different budgeting options, enables in-line predictive analysis, provides flexible delivery options, and increases the performance of preemptive services.

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


Consumption-based licensing of network features based on blockchain transactions
Patent No. 10680915 

Inventor(s): Muhilan Natarajan (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15472849 on 03/29/2017 (1168 days app to issue)

Abstract: Consumption-based licensing of network features based on blockchained transactions includes receiving, at a server having connectivity to a network including a plurality of network devices, a request from a particular network device of the plurality of network devices for a feature that is licensed in the network on a per-use basis. Feature-specific key blockchain elements and a feature-specific template are generated for the feature and at least one message that includes the feature-specific key blockchain elements and the feature-specific template is sent to the particular network device. The message enables the plurality of network devices to generate one or more blockchain transactions related to consumption of the feature when a usage interval associated with the feature expires.

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


Management of network elements in a cloud platform
Patent No. 10680916 

Inventor(s): Vinay Saxena (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Mannava Kang, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15714784 on 09/25/2017 (988 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to examples, an apparatus may include a processor and a memory on which is stored machine readable instructions that when executed cause the processor to receive first data from a first data provider in a cloud platform, receive second data from a second data provider in the cloud platform, the second data being a different type of data than the first data, and the first data and the second data pertaining to network elements in the cloud platform. The instructions may also cause the processor to normalize the first data and the second data and based on an analysis of the normalized first data and the second data, identify an action to be executed in the cloud platform. The instructions may further cause the processor to instruct a dispatcher to execute the action.

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


Method and apparatus for information centric networking (ICN) over locator/identifier separator protocol (LISP)
Patent No. 10680938 

Inventor(s): Aytac Azgin (Santa Clara, CA), Ravishankar Ravindran (San Ramon, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15701240 on 09/11/2017 (1002 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method of enabling information-centric networking (ICN) over a locator/identifier separation protocol (LISP) comprises receiving, by one or more processors of an ingress tunnel router (ITR), from an endpoint, an ICN interest packet that identifies an interest by name; resolving, by the one or more processors of the ITR, a target egress tunnel router (ETR) in accordance with the name; encapsulating, by the one or more processors of the ITR, the ICN interest packet in a LISP packet; and sending, by the one or more processors of the ITR, the LISP packet to the target ETR.

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


Method of dynamic resource allocation for public clouds
Patent No. 10680975 

Inventor(s): Chi Young Ku (San Ramon, CA), DaQi Ren (Saratoga, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15383751 on 12/19/2016 (1268 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device comprises a memory storage comprising instructions and one or more processors in communication with the memory. The one or more processors execute the instructions to access data for a plurality of previous time periods for a client of a plurality of clients, the data for each previous time period of the plurality of previous time periods including resource usage data for a plurality of jobs of the client, apply a time series analysis algorithm to the accessed data to predict a distribution of characteristics of resource usage for a future time period for the client, based on the predicted distribution of characteristics of resource usage, simulate a number of future predicted workloads for the future time period for the client, and based on the simulated number of future predicted workloads, automatically reserve a set of resources for the future time period for the client.

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


System and method for mutually secured information exchange between possessors of automobiles
Patent No. 10681022 

Inventor(s): Nilay Yalesh Modi (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15950839 on 04/11/2018 (790 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a first information exchange device associated with a first automobile, where the first information exchange device is configured to provide a first data set indicative of first information relating to the first automobile. The system includes a second information exchange device associated with a second automobile, where the second information exchange device is configured to provide a second data set indicative of second information relating to the second automobile. The system also includes one or more officiating components configured to, based on a determination that the first data set and the second data set meet a threshold data requirement, transmit a third data set indicative of third information relating to the first automobile to the second information exchange device, and a fourth data set indicative of fourth information relating to the second automobile to the first information exchange device.

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


Identity management via a centralized identity management server device
Patent No. 10681034 

Inventor(s): Manah M. Khalil (Coppell, TX), Michael R. Lamison (Dallas, TX), Saikumar Dubagunta (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15809782 on 11/10/2017 (942 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device can establish an identity for an individual by communicating with a first set of devices. The first set of devices can include a user device, a first server device associated with a certificate authority, or a second server device associated with an identity provider. The device can authenticate the identity of the individual by communicating with a second set of devices. The second set of devices can include the user device, or a third server device associated with a first service provider. The device can authorize the identity of the individual to be used by one or more service providers by communicating with a third set of devices. The third set of devices can include the user device, the third server device, or a fourth server device associated with a second service provider.

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


System and method for analyzing data and using analyzed data to detect cyber threats and defend against cyber threats
Patent No. 10681068 

Inventor(s): Raed Albuliwi (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15398367 on 01/04/2017 (1252 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for joining various cyber security threat data sources into a single threat data model, analyzing this threat data and storing the data as a specific data model, processing the data to standardize, minimize, interpret and catalogue the threat data, creating a meta-model based on the cyber threat data model, creating executable models based on this cyber threat data enabling simulations of this cyber threat”s behavior, enabling execution of these simulations to capture quantifiable data observations of cyber threat behavior in the context of logical configurations of networks, devices and systems which may be specified as models of information environments and IT infrastructures, interpreting the results of the simulations; and generating output based on the results of the simulations.

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


Multi-device work flow management method and system for managing work flow data collection for users across a diverse set of devices and processes by unifying the work process to be data and device agnostic
Patent No. 10681182 

Inventor(s): Ryan James Fillinger (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): UIPCO, LLC (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15479178 on 04/04/2017 (1162 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein may relate to systems and methods for managing work flow data collection for users across a wide area network comprising a diverse set of devices and processes and unifying the work process to be device agnostic. Embodiments disclosed herein may allow a single process having multiple steps to be retrieved and continued across multiple channels and devices with apparent continuity to the end-user. The status of each process step is tracked and the inputs are stored, providing the system with the requisite information when users continue processes on a different channel or device from the original channel or device. The system may host and execute processes that may be presented and manipulated across the various channels and devices, but without requiring engineers and developers to write or otherwise tailor software applications and network configurations to facilitate or allow multi-channel interactions.

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


Inspection system
Patent No. 10681261 

Inventor(s): Jason Hauk (O”Fallon, MO)
Assignee(s): 3I AVI, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Stinson LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15012033 on 02/01/2016 (1590 days app to issue)

Abstract: A front-end image acquisition component acquires photographs and/or videos of various goods, vehicles, vessels, and/or real estate fixtures. In one aspect, an image acquisition system comprises a hub with outwardly extending arms and supports for coupling to an upper support structure. Cameras are affixed to the hub and the arms for acquiring image data of a subject substantially simultaneously.

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


Camera-assisted arbitrary surface characterization and slope-based correction
Patent No. 10681318 

Inventor(s): Jaime Rene De La Cruz (Carrollton, TX), Jeffrey Mathew Kempf (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16200614 on 11/26/2018 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, structured light elements are projected for display on a projection screen surface. The projected light elements are captured for determining a three-dimensional characterization of the projection screen surface. A three-dimensional characterization of the projection screen surface is generated in response to the displayed structured light elements. An observer perspective characterization of the projection screen surface is generated in response to an observer position and the three-dimensional characterization. A depth for at least one point of the observer perspective characterization is determined in response to depth information of respective neighboring points of the at least one point of the observer perspective characterization. A compensated image can be projected on the projection screen surface in response to the observer perspective characterization and depth information of respective neighboring points of the at least one point of the observer perspective characterization.

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


Multi-level significance map scanning
Patent No. 10681362 

Inventor(s): Dake He (Waterloo, , CA), Nguyen Nguyen (Seattle, WA), Tianying Ji (Albany, CA)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16156058 on 10/10/2018 (608 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of encoding and decoding for video data are described in which multi-level significance maps are used in the encoding and decoding processes. The significant-coefficient flags that form the significance map are grouped into contiguous groups, and a significant-coefficient-group flag signifies for each group whether that group contains no non-zero significant-coefficient flags. A multi-level scan order may be used in which significant-coefficient flags are scanned group-by-group. The group scan order specifies the order in which the groups are processed, and the scan order specifies the order in which individual significant-coefficient flags within the group are processed. The bitstream may interleave the significant-coefficient-group flags and their corresponding significant-coefficient flags, if any.

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


Systems and methods for communicating through a hard plastic mask
Patent No. 10681469 

Inventor(s): Tyler Andrew Register (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATAIA INC. (Roswell, GA)
Law Firm: Morris, Manning Martin, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16161914 on 10/16/2018 (602 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to providing a flexible patch and system for communicating through hard plastic masks such as CPAP/BiPAP masks. Using electronic circuitry and novel designs, the present systems and methods can detect speech vibrations and output audible speech from hard plastic mask wearers. For example, in certain embodiments, the present systems and methods can recognize speech through a CPAP/BiPAP mask, filter out non-human voice related noise, and output the resulting speech of the mask wearer.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for detecting and locating contraband devices in a secure environment
Patent No. 10681495 

Inventor(s): Stephen L. Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corp. (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16272618 on 02/11/2019 (484 days app to issue)

Abstract: There is a growing problem in correctional facilities in which contraband devices may be smuggled into a correctional facility. These devices are not subject to the typical monitoring and control provided by the inmate communication system provided by the correctional facility, and thus pose a significant security risk. The present disclosure provides details of a system and method that leverages the sanctioned mobile devices and the wireless infrastructure of the inmate communication system to scan for and triangulate the location of contraband devices. The mobile and wireless infrastructure devices scan for transmissions indicative of a contraband device and send alerts to each other and to a central monitoring system. The central monitoring system then leverages multiple alerts to determine a location of the contraband device using multiple triangulation techniques. The triangulation may also be performed by the mobile devices themselves.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for a dynamic connectivity update system
Patent No. 10681529 

Inventor(s): Mahesh Ramu (Dallas, TX), Yasser Khan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Plasma Computing Group, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Vinson Elkins L.L.P. (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16427082 on 05/30/2019 (376 days app to issue)

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

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and system for supporting voice calls in 5G new radio environments
Patent No. 10681559 

Inventor(s): Imtiyaz Shaikh (Irving, TX), Niranjan B. Avula (Frisco, TX), Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX), Timothy M. Dwight (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16031332 on 07/10/2018 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods provide reliable voice connections and highest possible data rates in New Radio dual-connectivity environments, given limitations of available spectrum. A system includes a first wireless station and a second wireless station. The first wireless station provides a shared spectrum of a first frequency band, the shared spectrum including a first spectrum for a first cellular wireless standard and a second spectrum for a second cellular wireless standard. The second wireless station is at least partially within a coverage area of the first wireless station and provides a third spectrum for the second cellular wireless standard. The third spectrum is a millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum. The first wireless station broadcasts cell parameters barring an end device in an idle mode from camping on the second spectrum. The first wireless station or the second wireless station triggers the end device to swap to the second spectrum when a paging request for a voice call is received.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Messaging devices and methods
Patent No. 10681581 

Inventor(s): David Andersen (Dillon, CO), J. Roy Pottle (Wellesley, MA), Jamie Gordon Nichol (Arlington, MA), John F. Nagel (Southlake, TX), Peter C. Barnett (Mason, OH), Sangsoo Kim (Seoul, , KR)
Assignee(s): American Messaging Services, LLC (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Ulmer Berne LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16035112 on 07/13/2018 (697 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic messaging device includes a receiver configured to receive a message at one of a first operational frequency and second operational frequency. The messaging device can added to a message distribution group comprising a plurality of existing messaging devices. A test communication can be sent through a coupling to test an operation of the messaging device and confirming the addition of the messaging device to the message distribution group without communicating with the existing messaging devices.

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


Vertical slice management and selection leveraging dynamic alliances of access core and service network resources
Patent No. 10681589 

Inventor(s): Sangar Dowlatkhah (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT ITELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16207675 on 12/03/2018 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vertically integrated slice management system is provided that can leverage dynamic alliances of access layer, core layer, and service layer services. The system can instantiate a vertical slice that incorporates one or more services and network functions from a selection of layer slices in order to provide a streamlined and efficient mechanism for serving a user device based on the type of the user device, and the type of service requested.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Node configuration and self-healing for ad hoc networks
Patent No. 10681610 

Inventor(s): Ariton E. Xhafa (Plano, TX), Jianwei Zhou (Allen, TX), Xiaolin Lu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15591867 on 05/10/2017 (1126 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network includes at least one node to communicate with at least one other node via a wireless network protocol. The node includes a network configuration module to periodically switch a current node function of the node between an intermediate node function and a leaf node function. The switch of the current node function enables automatic reconfiguration of the wireless network based on detected communications between the at least one node and at least one intermediate node or at least one leaf node via the wireless network protocol.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Vehicle-to-everything (V2X), vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) policy for managing distracted driving
Patent No. 10681613 

Inventor(s): Andrew Silver (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Tango Network, Inc. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15701882 on 09/12/2017 (1001 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are a system and method of regulating access to devices that can distract a driver that is operating a motor vehicle based on received Vehicle-to-Everything communications including Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure information. One example method may include determining a vehicle is approaching a vehicle movement restriction location requiring a vehicle movement restriction, determining an amount of time associated with the vehicle movement restriction, and determining whether a device located inside the vehicle will be made accessible to a user during the vehicle movement restriction based on the amount of time associated with the vehicle movement restriction.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Radio resource allocation for proximity services
Patent No. 10681745 

Inventor(s): Devaki Chandramouli (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15317754 on 06/26/2014 (2175 days app to issue)

Abstract: Radio resource allocation for proximity services There are provided measures for radio resource allocation for proximity services. Such measures exemplarily comprise receiving a message including a service request and indicative of a demand of a proximity service, detecting said demand of said proximity service from said message, and preventing, based on said demand of said proximity service, a transmission of an end entity context related to said service request.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


DESIGN PATENTS

Shoe tote
Patent No. D886450 

Inventor(s): James Leaks, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): SHOE PAC LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Goodhue, Coleman Owens, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29612511 on 08/01/2017 (1043 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Belt rack organizer
Patent No. D886472 

Inventor(s): Richard James Reister (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): THE MODERN GENTLEMAN, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29680828 on 02/20/2019 (475 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Food container
Patent No. D886540 

Inventor(s): Tsin Lam Cheng (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29677593 on 01/22/2019 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Charger
Patent No. D886733 

Inventor(s): William J. Warren (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carr Ferrell LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29600303 on 04/11/2017 (1155 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Sound device
Patent No. D886794 

Inventor(s): Brian P. Johnson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): London Johnson, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29658811 on 08/02/2018 (677 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Panel antenna
Patent No. D886806 

Inventor(s): Brooks Stephen Ruhman (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Wilson Electronics, LLC (St. George, UT)
Law Firm: Jones Waldo Holbrook McDonough, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29686174 on 04/02/2019 (434 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Panel antenna
Patent No. D886807 

Inventor(s): Brooks Stephen Ruhman (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Wilson Electronics, LLC (St. George, UT)
Law Firm: Jones Waldo Holbrook McDonough, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29686194 on 04/02/2019 (434 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display panel or portion thereof with graphical user interface
Patent No. D886836 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Edward Ruediger (McKinney, TX), John A. Gotcher (Prosper, TX), Matthew Schon Bogue (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): MAGIC LEAP, INC. (Plantation, FL)
Law Firm: Vista IP Law Group LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29646113 on 05/01/2018 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display frame
Patent No. D886900 

Inventor(s): David Scott Frank (Coppell, TX), Mark K. Levenick (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Revolution Retail Systems LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29653558 on 06/15/2018 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Seesaw
Patent No. D886932 

Inventor(s): Kinsey Harris (West Palm Beach, FL), Swastic Srihari (Addison, TX), Zorin Abraham (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): Pure Global Brands, Inc. (Mesquite, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29710907 on 10/28/2019 (225 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ammunition cartridge
Patent No. D886937 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Richardson, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29630033 on 12/19/2017 (903 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Interlocking paver
Patent No. D887024 

Inventor(s): William H. Karau (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): PAVESTONE, LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29680586 on 02/18/2019 (477 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

 

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