Dallas Invents: 133 Patents Granted for Week of May 12

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

Patents granted include:
IBM's cognitive vetting for unsolicited residential visitors
• Raytheon's method for combining 3D images in color
• Abbott's methods for evaluating biological sample integrity
• CareFusion 303's automated utilization-driven inventory management
DM Eco Plasma's system of ozone generation
State Farm's use of electronic metadata to verify insurance claims
• Toyota's blind assistive tuning and orienting of musical instruments

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of May 12, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas) 26
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 8
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 5
Omnitracs LLC (Dallas) 3
STMicroelectronics Inc. (Coppell) 3
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 2

UNASSIGNED 7


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

George Gu (Dallas) 2
James L. Worley (Flower Mound) 2
June Chul Roh (Allen) 2
Mark A. Lysinger (Carrollton) 2
Matthew T. Flachsbart (Grapevine) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

168 days
Optical image stabilization actuator driver power distribution control
Patent No. 10649229
Inventors: Chih-Hung Tai (Dallas), James L. Worley (Flower Mound), Mark A. Lysinger (Carrollton), Pavan Nallamothu (Little Elm)
Assignee: STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell)

2,556 days
Energy distribution and marketing back office system and method
Patent No. 10650359
Assignee: Bluenet Holdings (Dallas)
Inventor: John Burke (Dallas)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Extended release formulation
Patent No. 10645931 

Inventor(s): George Gu (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): WELLMARK INTERNATIONAL (Schaumburg, IL)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15455547 on 03/10/2017 (1159 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides an extended release insecticide formulation, the formulation comprising: an insecticide on a substrate; a lipophilic wax, wherein the insecticide is incorporated into the wax forming a matrix; a release retarding polymer in the matrix; and a rate extending polymer embed the matrix. Methods of making the formulation and use of the formulation are also provided.

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


Extended release formulation
Patent No. 10645932 

Inventor(s): George Gu (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): WELLMARK INTERNATIONAL (Schaumburg, IL)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16045432 on 07/25/2018 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides an extended release insecticide formulation, the formulation comprising: an insecticide on a substrate; a lipophilic wax, wherein the insecticide is incorporated into the wax forming a matrix; a release retarding polymer embedded in the matrix; and a rate extending polymer embedded in the matrix. Methods of making the formulation and use of the formulation are also provided.

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


Retail display system with power supply interface
Patent No. 10646058 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey A. Jones (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): VIRA Insight, LLC (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Dan Brown Law Office (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16266250 on 02/04/2019 (463 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrified display system for use with a retail shelving unit that employs a backer panel that has pair of right-angled electrical conductors disposed in a recessed channel on its front surface. The backer panel can selectively engage and couple the electric power to a first display panel having a straight-in electrical connector that engages a first leg on each of the right angled conductors, or second display panel having a twist and lock electrical connector that engages a second leg on each of the right-angled electrical conductors.

[A47F] SPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS, OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS


Bodily fluid collection device with integral tube seal
Patent No. 10646148 

Inventor(s): Mark Small (Heavener, OK), Thomas J. Shaw (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Retractable Technologies, Inc. (Little Elm, TX)
Law Firm: Ross Barnes LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15713284 on 09/22/2017 (963 days app to issue)

Abstract: A medical device useful for collecting samples of a bodily fluid, typically a vascular fluid such as blood. The subject device can also be used for infusing liquids into a patient. The fluid flow path desirably includes a forwardly projecting, rearwardly biased needle, a needle holder and a length of plastic tubing, the forwardly extending end of which is configured to function as a fluid seal to reduce the likelihood of fluid leakage during or after use. Following use, the needle is retractable from the patient by sliding a needle retraction cavity transversely into longitudinal alignment with the needle, thereby disrupting the fluid flow path and propelling the needle rearwardly so that it no longer projects from the device.

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


Chemical gradients
Patent No. 10646617 

Inventor(s): Benjamin R. Johnston (Arlington, TX), Mario I. Romero-Ortega (Coppell, TX), Swarupnarayan Dash (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Nexsen Pruet, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15911738 on 03/05/2018 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, apparatuses for providing chemical gradients are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus described herein comprises a conduit having a first end and a second end, one or more microchannels disposed in the conduit and extending from the first end toward the second end, and a fiber coiled around the exterior of at least one microchannel, wherein the fiber comprises an active agent that is operable to diffuse into the interior of the microchannel.

[A61L] METHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES (preservation of bodies or disinfecting characterised by the agent employed A01N; preserving, e.g. sterilising, food or foodstuffs A23; preparations for medical, dental or toilet purposes A61K) [4]


Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features
Patent No. 10646754 

Inventor(s): Eric A. Larson (Arlington, TX), Joshua M. Boggs (Aledo, TX), Kevin Harper (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16283388 on 02/22/2019 (445 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball where the face has multiple thickness regions. The face has a center region, an upper region, a lower region, a toe region, and a heel region. The upper and lower regions have a ramped thickness extending from a center region to an upper and lower edge of the face. The heel and toe regions have a constant face thickness and have a thickness less than the other regions. Additionally, the club head body has a flange where the face is welded to the club head body. The flange has a thickness that is greater than the thickness of the heel and toe regions of the face.

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


Mobile device gaming application for a puzzle mode
Patent No. 10646773 

Inventor(s): Albert Gallatin McDaniel, V (Austin, TX), Carl Henry McKevitt (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): KingsIsle Entertainment Incorporated (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15087164 on 03/31/2016 (1503 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to computer-implemented methods, computer-readable media, and computer systems for gameplay operations related to a puzzle-based game. In one example, a method can include identifying a puzzle for use in a jigsaw puzzle application, the puzzle comprising a set of puzzle pieces forming a puzzle image. The puzzle is divided into a subset of chunks including mutually exclusive sets of interconnected pieces. The puzzle is presented to a player, where the presented puzzle illustrates the set of puzzle pieces and includes prompting the player to select a particular piece as a starting piece. In response, the chunk associated with the particular piece is identified. An area for solving the identified chunk associated with the particular piece is presented, where the area includes a solution area for solving the identified chunk and a player hand area for providing potential pieces for solving the identified chunk.

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


Gaming system over WiFi link
Patent No. 10646777 

Inventor(s): Brad Baker (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15077415 on 03/22/2016 (1512 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for conducting a localized, electronic card game tournament adaptable for play in private homes and public venues with no equipment or system modifications are disclosed. In one embodiment the tournament players” identities are verified. Once the players” identities are identified, they are provided with handheld electronic game units and tournament entry credentials. Players will enter their tournament entry credentials into the respective handheld electronic game units. Once the tournament entry credentials have been entered into the handheld electronic game unit, game events are transmitted to the handheld electronic game unit from a single remote server. Furthermore, in this embodiment, the tournament entry fee, if any, is maintained separately from the remote game server and the handheld electronic game units. The fees may be collected and/or winnings may be paid in case, through electronic transfer or through electronic currency.

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


Protective enclosure for model vehicle
Patent No. 10646788 

Inventor(s): Jon Kenneth Lampert (Allen, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX), Timothy E. Roberts (Erie, CO)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16422807 on 05/24/2019 (354 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides for a protective enclosure comprising a base comprising a first continuous mating surface and at least one conveyance aperture, a cover comprising a second continuous mating surface, wherein the second continuous mating surface is configured to form a seal with the first continuous mating surface, and a clamp, wherein at least a portion of the clamp is coupleable to the base, wherein a mouth of the clamp is configured to be offset from the aperture when the clamp is coupled to the base, wherein the clamp comprises a first sealing layer, and wherein the clamp is configured to seal the aperture against contaminants. The protective enclosure may be configured for use in a remotely controllable model vehicle to protect a control module.

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


 

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

Microfluidic system with single drive signal for multiple nozzles
Patent No. 10646892 

Inventor(s): Dana Gruenbacher (Fairfield, OH), Dave Hunt (San Diego, CA), Faiz Sherman (Mason, OH), Joe Scheffelin (San Diego, CA), Matt Giere (San Diego, CA), Simon Dodd (West Linn, OR)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15803630 on 11/03/2017 (921 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a microfluidic die that includes a plurality of heaters above a substrate, a plurality of chambers and nozzles above the heaters, a plurality of first contacts coupled to the heaters, and a plurality of second contacts coupled to the heaters. The plurality of second contacts are coupled to each other and coupled to ground. The die includes a plurality of contact pads, a first signal line coupled to the plurality of second contacts and to a first one of the plurality of contact pads, and a plurality of second signal lines, each second signal line being coupled to one of the plurality of first contacts, groups of the second signal lines being coupled together to drive a group of the plurality of heaters with a single signal, each group of the second signal lines being coupled to a remaining one of the plurality of contact pads.

[B41J] TYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS (composing B41B; printing on special surfaces B41F; laundry marking B41K; erasers, rubbers or erasing devices B43L 19/00; fluid media for correction of typographical errors by coating C09D 10/00; recording the results of measuring G01; recognition or presentation of data, marking record carriers in digital fashion, e.g. by punching, G06K; franking or ticket-printing and issuing apparatus G07B; electric keyboard switches, in general H01H 13/70, H03K 17/94; coding in connection with keyboards or like devices, in general H03M 11/00; receivers or transmitters for transmission of digital information H04L; transmission or reproduction of documents, or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission, H04N 1/00; printing mechanisms specially adapted for apparatus, e.g. cash registers, weighing machines, producing records of their own performance, see the relevant subclasses)


Panel structure
Patent No. 10647083 

Inventor(s): Charles L. Taylor (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): ZEPHYROS, INC. (Romeo, MI)
Law Firm: The Dobrusin Law Firm, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15628055 on 06/20/2017 (1057 days app to issue)

Abstract: A panel structure and a method of forming the panel structure are disclosed. The panel structure typically includes at least one panel associated with a material. The panel structure has been found particularly advantageous for use as an interior panel of an airplane.

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


Under-floor truck deck tie-down device and truck deck and truck having the same
Patent No. 10647243 

Inventor(s): Paxton S. Williams (Milan, MI), Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15874996 on 01/19/2018 (844 days app to issue)

Abstract: A truck deck includes a floor that defines a cargo area on a top surface. The deck also includes a pocket disposed in the floor. The pocket defines a space disposed below the floor and a pocket opening. The deck further includes a selectively openable and closable pocket cover movable between an open position and a closed position. The pocket cover is disposed to cover the pocket in the closed position. The deck also includes a tie-down device disposed in the pocket. The tie-down device includes an attachment device, an adjustment device, and an elongated strap having an attachment end that is attached to the attachment device configured for attachment to a cargo, and an adjustment end that is attached to the adjustment device. The tie-down device is configured to adjust the length of the strap and apply a downward tensioning force to the cargo.

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


Obtaining identifying information when intrusion is detected
Patent No. 10647300 

Inventor(s): Clinton J. Williams (Saline, MI), Simon J. Shirazi (Canton, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engingeering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16023190 on 06/29/2018 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle monitoring system is provided for obtaining identification information from a personal electronics device of a potential trespasser responsive to a potential theft, vandalism, or intrusion into a vehicle. The system includes a sensor system including at least one sensor configured to sense a change in an external environment or a status of the vehicle. A receiver device is provided, configured to receive wireless communications. A processor is provided, operatively connected to the sensor system and the receiver device. The processor is programmed to initiate executable operations such as: receiving a signal or information from the at least one sensor of the sensor system; and determining that the signal or information represents or contains information indicative of a theft, vandalism, or unauthorized intrusion into the vehicle. The executable instructions also include obtaining, using the receiving device, identification information from a personal electronic device in proximity of the vehicle.

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


Multi-function vehicle input devices with convex dials for vehicle systems control and methods incorporating the same
Patent No. 10647344 

Inventor(s): Clinton J. Williams (Saline, MI), John Charles Rafferty (Dexter, MI), Lou M. Pope (Ypsilanti, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16264179 on 01/31/2019 (467 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-function input apparatus of a steering wheel that includes an outer dial having a planar surface, and a center dial having a convex surface such that the center dial extends outwardly from the steering wheel. The center dial being disposed within the outer dial. The outer dial is rotatable about a rotation axis independent of the center dial such that the center dial is rotatably fixed when the outer dial rotates. The center dial is translatable on the steering wheel in a lateral direction and a longitudinal direction such that the outer dial translates simultaneously with the center dial such that the rotation axis is movable relative to the steering wheel.

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


Spinner shaft attachment
Patent No. 10647410 

Inventor(s): David Littlejohn (Haslet, TX), Robert Higbie (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15225234 on 08/01/2016 (1380 days app to issue)

Abstract: A spinner assembly includes a cone-shaped member having a plurality of blade openings. The cone-shaped member is receivable about a shaft at a first location. A bulkhead frame is connected to the cone-shaped member. At least one strut is configured to couple the bulkhead frame to the shaft at a second location. The at least one strut includes at least one arm having a longitudinal rigid member and at least one flexure region that defines an axis about which the at least one arm bends.

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


Rotorcraft fly-by-wire standard rate turn
Patent No. 10647414 

Inventor(s): Luke Dafydd Gillett (Grapevine, TX), Robert Earl Worsham, II (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15443826 on 02/27/2017 (1170 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fly-by-wire system for a rotorcraft includes a computing device having control laws. The control laws are operable to engage a roll command or a yaw command in response to deflection of a beep switch of a pilot control assembly, wherein a roll angle for the roll command or a yaw rate for the yaw command is determined based on forward airspeed of the rotorcraft. The beep switch may be disposed on a collective control of the pilot control assembly. The control laws are further operable to disengage the roll command or the yaw command in response to the beep switch being returned from a deflected position to a neutral position. In representative aspects, the roll angle or the yaw rate may correspond to a standard rate turn (e.g., 3 per second).

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


Hydraulic vibration control
Patent No. 10648529 

Inventor(s): David E. Heverly, II (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15820129 on 11/21/2017 (903 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a centrifugal force generating device comprises a first hydraulic rotor, a second hydraulic rotor, and one or more hydraulic control valves. The first hydraulic rotor comprises a first mass and is configured to rotationally drive the first mass around a first axis of rotation using a first flow of hydraulic fluid through the first hydraulic rotor. The second hydraulic rotor comprises a second mass and is configured to rotationally drive the second mass around a second axis of rotation using a second flow of hydraulic fluid through the second hydraulic rotor. The one or more hydraulic control valves are configured to control the first flow of hydraulic fluid through the first hydraulic rotor and the second flow of hydraulic fluid through the second hydraulic rotor.

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


Method for modifying the refractive index of an optical material and resulting optical vision component
Patent No. 10649115 

Inventor(s): Dharmendra Jani (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
Law Firm: Harter Secrest Emery LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15946287 on 04/05/2018 (768 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for modifying the refractive index of an optical polymeric material. The method comprises continuously irradiating predetermined regions of an optical, polymeric material with femtosecond laser pulses to form a gradient index refractive structure within the material. The optical polymeric material can include a photosensitizer to increase the photoefficiency of the two-photo process resulting in the formation of the observed refractive structures. An optical device includes an optical, polymeric lens material having an anterior surface and posterior surface and an optical axis intersecting the surfaces and at least one laser-modified, GRIN layer disposed between the anterior surface and the posterior surface and arranged along a first axis 45 to 90 to the optical axis. The at least one laser-modified GRIN layer comprises a plurality of adjacent refractive segments characterized by a variation in index of refraction across at least one of at least a portion of the adjacent segments and along each segment.

[B29D] PRODUCING PARTICULAR ARTICLES FROM PLASTICS OR FROM SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE (making granules B29B 9/00; making preforms B29B 11/00) [4]


 

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

Method and system of ozone generation
Patent No. 10647574 

Inventor(s): Dmitry Medvedev (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): DM ECO Plasma, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Bardmesser Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16286083 on 02/26/2019 (441 days app to issue)

Abstract: An ozone generator includes a discharge chamber; an inlet opening for feeding air into the discharge chamber; an outlet opening for removing ozone from the discharge chamber; and at least two cylindrical electrode sets in the discharge chamber. Each electrode set includes a ground electrode; a high voltage electrode; a dielectric between the ground electrode and the high voltage electrode; the dielectric separated from the ground electrode by a first discharge gap, and the dielectric separated from the high voltage electrode by a second discharge gap. A high voltage power supply provides a voltage impulse to the high voltage electrode of at least 2 kV (at least 5 kV is most cases), and a peak current of at least 1 ampere (at least 4 amperes in most cases). The high voltage power supply provides a dU/dt of the voltage impulse of between 5 kV/sec and 50 kV/sec.

[C01B] NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS; COMPOUNDS THEREOF (fermentation or enzyme-using processes for the preparation of elements or inorganic compounds except carbon dioxide C12P 3/00; production of non-metallic elements or inorganic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B)


NH free and SI-rich per-hydridopolysilzane compositions, their synthesis, and applications
Patent No. 10647578 

Inventor(s): Zhiwen Wan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): American Air Liquide, Inc. (Fremont, CA), L”Air Liquide, Socit Anonyme pour l”Etude et l”Exploitation des Procds Georges Claude (Paris, , FR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15661412 on 07/27/2017 (1020 days app to issue)

Abstract: Solid or liquid NH free, C-free, and Si-rich perhydropolysilazane compositions comprising units having the following formula [N(SiH[subscript]3[/subscript])[subscript]x[/subscript](SiH[subscript]2[/subscript])[subscript]y[/subscript]], wherein x=0, 1, or 2 and y=0, 1, or 2 when x+y=2; and x=0, 1 or 2 and y=1, 2, or 3 when x+y=3 are disclosed. Also disclosed are synthesis methods and applications for the same.

[C01B] NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS; COMPOUNDS THEREOF (fermentation or enzyme-using processes for the preparation of elements or inorganic compounds except carbon dioxide C12P 3/00; production of non-metallic elements or inorganic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B)


Polyvinyl alcohol used as dispersing agents for polyvinyl chloride suspension polymerization, dispersing agents comprising the polyvinyl alcohol, and method for producing polyvinyl chloride using the polyvinyl alcohol
Patent No. 10647791 

Inventor(s): Hidehiro Yamaguchi (Dallas, TX), Nami Nakajima (Osaka, , JP), Yasunari Kusaka (Osaka, , JP), Yohei Nishimura (Osaka, , JP)
Assignee(s): SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (Osaka, , JP), SEKISUI SPECIALITY CHEMICALS AMERICA, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Wenderoth, Lind Ponack, L.L.P. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15941104 on 03/30/2018 (774 days app to issue)

Abstract: The polyvinyl alcohol according to the present invention to be used as a dispersant for suspension polymerization for polyvinyl chloride has a degree of saponification of 60 to 80 mol %, a block character of 0.4 to 0.6, an integration value defined by the following (a) of 0.04 to 0.1 and an integration value defined by the following (b) of 0.01 to 0.2 in a [superscript]1[/superscript]H-NMR spectrum, and a 0.1% by mass aqueous solution of the polyvinyl alcohol has a UV absorbance at a wavelength of 320 nm of 0.18 or more and less than 0.3.

[C08F] MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS OBTAINED BY REACTIONS ONLY INVOLVING CARBON-TO-CARBON UNSATURATED BONDS (production of liquid hydrocarbon mixtures from lower carbon number hydrocarbons, e.g. by oligomerisation, C10G 50/00; fermentation or enzyme-using processes to synthesise a desired chemical compound or composition or to separate optical isomers from a racemic mixture C12P; graft polymerisation of monomers containing carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds on to fibres, threads, yarns, fabrics or fibrous goods made from such materials D06M 14/00) [2]


Polymer composition for forming a melt-extruded film and composites thereof
Patent No. 10647832 

Inventor(s): Dirk Hair (Edmonton, , CA), Jeffrey Charles Haley (Norwood, OH), Myra Sumague (Edmonton, , CA), Robert Weber (Liberty Township, OH)
Assignee(s): Celanese EVA Performance Polymers Corp. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Dority Manning, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16220192 on 12/14/2018 (515 days app to issue)

Abstract: A polymer composition that can be used to form a melt-extruded film is provided. The polymer composition may contain an olefinic polymer and a transition metal salt. By selectively controlling specific aspects of the polymer and the transition metal salt, as well as the relative concentration of each component, the present inventors have discovered that the resulting composition can exhibit a relatively fast oxidation rate, which has been found to improve the adhesion of the composition to a wide variety of substrates.

[C08K] USE OF INORGANIC OR NON-MACROMOLECULAR ORGANIC SUBSTANCES AS COMPOUNDING INGREDIENTS (paints, inks, varnishes, dyes, polishes, adhesives C09) [2]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Adjustable tie assembly for structural members
Patent No. 10648170 

Inventor(s): Ian A. Hill (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Oz-Post International, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16409181 on 05/10/2019 (368 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, an assembly includes a first plate comprising a first primary portion and a first flange disposed orthogonally to the first primary portion. The first primary portion is configured to contact a first structural member and the first flange defining a first through hole. A second plate comprises a second primary portion and a second flange disposed orthogonally to the second primary portion. The second primary portion is configured to contact a second structural member and the second flange defines a second through hole. A cover receives the second flange. A bolt is received through the first through hole, and tightening the bolt draws the first flange toward the second flange.

[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)


Dynamic, fire-resistance-rated thermally insulating and sealing system having a F-rating of 120 min for use with curtain wall structures
Patent No. 10648172 

Inventor(s): Arndt Andresen (North Richland Hills, TX), Chad Stroike (Roanoke, TX)
Assignee(s): Hilti Aktiengesellschaft (Schaan, , LI)
Law Firm: Grneberg and Myers PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16177493 on 11/01/2018 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described is an approved dynamic construction for effectively thermally insulating and sealing of a safing slot between a floor of a building and an exterior wall construction wherein the exterior wall construction comprises a curtain wall configuration defined by an interior wall glass surface including one or more aluminum framing members, wherein the vision glass extends to the finished floor level below. The dynamic, thermally insulating and sealing system comprises a first element for receiving the insulating elements and positioned in the zero spandrel area of a glass curtain wall construction including only vision glass to maintain thermally insulating and sealing of the safing slot during exposure to fire and heat as well as movement in order to maintain a complete seal extending across the safing slot.

[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)


Gear rod rotator systems
Patent No. 10648246 

Inventor(s): Juan Felipe Correa Pugliese (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Norris Rods, Inc. (Tulsa, OK)
Law Firm: Baker McKenzie LLP (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16288099 on 02/28/2019 (439 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure is directed to top caps for gear rod rotators and polished clamps. Disclosed top caps include an elongated top cap body extending along a central vertical axis, the top cap body including a top face, a bottom face, and an exterior perimeter surface defining an outer perimeter of the top cap body, and a polished rod opening extending along the central vertical axis of the top cap body, the polished rod opening defining an interior circumferential surface of the top cap body and configured to receive a polished rod. Additionally, disclosed top caps include a nesting region along the top face, the nesting region configured to receive at least a portion of the polished rod clamp, and a mounting rim on the bottom face and extending outwardly from the bottom face along a longitudinal axis of the top cap body, the mounting rim including a mounting rim outer diameter, a mounting rim inner diameter, and a mounting rim bottom face. Disclosed top caps also include a top cap sensor mounting port hole configured to receive a top cap sensor module comprising a sensor including a position sensor, a temperature sensor, and a vibration sensor.

[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]


Remote operated vehicle removable flexible joint elastomer protection tool
Patent No. 10648252 

Inventor(s): Inpeng Bouaphanh (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Oil States Industries, Inc (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15944425 on 04/03/2018 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved flexible joint elastomer protection tool is described, which can be actuated and removed by a remote operated vehicle (”ROV”), the tool having pivot arms that can be rotated from a closed position to an open position. Rotation inward to the closed position results in the compression of the elastomeric component in an offshore flexible joint. Rotation outward to the open position results in the de-compression of the elastomeric component in an offshore flexible joint. Rotation of the arms can be accomplished using mechanical, hydraulic or other mechanisms that can be operated by an ROV.

[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]


Venting system for a shaped charge in the event of deflagration
Patent No. 10648300 

Inventor(s): William Richard Collins (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): Hunting Titan, Inc. (Pampa, TX)
Law Firm: Arnold Saunders, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14184001 on 04/15/2014 (2219 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shape charge venting apparatus and method for venting gases generated during deflagration. The venting apparatus and method including vent grooves inside the shape charge providing a pathway for deflagration gases to escape the shape charge. The venting apparatus and method also may include using a retainer ring in addition to the vent groove in order to hold the components of the shape charge in place. The venting of the gases during deflagration facilitates pressure relief within the shape charge and increases safety from accidental detonation during a fire.

[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]


Fracturing assembly with clean out tubular string
Patent No. 10648310 

Inventor(s): Gary John Geoffroy (Plano, TX), Thomas Jules Frosell (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16082518 on 05/06/2016 (1467 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wellbore apparatus positionable within a wellbore with a tubular string includes a fracturing assembly and a latch. The fracturing assembly includes a housing comprising a flowbore formed therein and a port, a flow control device configured to move with respect to the housing to selectively allow fluid communication from the flowbore to an exterior of the housing through the port, and a wellbore securing device configured to secure the fracturing assembly within the wellbore. The latch is configured to removably couple the fracturing assembly to the tubular string.

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


 

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

 

Apparatus for improving the noticeability of a hat
Patent No. 10645987 

Inventor(s): Brent Allen Clothier (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15980745 on 05/16/2018 (727 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus is presented for improving the noticeability of a hat. The apparatus includes a light source configured to produce light upon receiving electrical energy. The apparatus also includes a mount coupled to the light source and configured to selectively attach to and detach from the hat. The mount, when attached to the hat, orients the light source to project light away from an exterior surface of the hat into an ambient environment of the hat. The exterior surface includes at least one of a left-side exterior surface and a right-side exterior surface. The apparatus additionally includes a battery receptacle electrically-coupled to the light source and having electrical contacts for coupling to one or more batteries. Hats having improved noticeability and methods for improving the noticeability of a hat are also presented.

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


Aircraft load and vibration attenuation
Patent No. 10647418 

Inventor(s): Brett C. Howard (Grapevine, TX), Martin Alex Peryea (Southlake, TX), Michael S. Seifert (Southlake, TX), Thomas C. Parham, Jr. (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15418652 on 01/27/2017 (1201 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a particle damper for damping a component when the particle damper is attached to the component. The particle damper comprises a plurality of pockets configured to hold a plurality of particles, and the particle damper also comprises an attachment fitting for coupling the particle damper to the component.

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


Torque path coupling assemblies for tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 10648519 

Inventor(s): Mark Alan Przybyla (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15914527 on 03/07/2018 (797 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotary propulsion system for a tiltrotor aircraft operable to transition between rotary and non rotary flight modes. The rotary propulsion system includes an engine that is coupled to a freewheeling unit. A gear system has a torque path coupling assembly between a first gear assembly that is coupled to the freewheeling unit and a second gear assembly that is coupled to a proprotor assembly. The torque path coupling assembly has an engaged position wherein the output of the first gear assembly is coupled to the input of the second gear assembly thereby providing a torque path between the engine and the proprotor assembly. The torque path coupling assembly also has a disengaged position wherein the output of the first gear assembly is independent of the input of the second gear assembly thereby interrupting the torque path between the engine and the proprotor assembly.

[F16D] COUPLINGS FOR TRANSMITTING ROTATION (gearing for conveying rotation F16H, e.g. fluid gearing F16H 39/00-F16H 47/00); CLUTCHES (dynamo-electric clutches H02K 49/00; clutches using electrostatic attraction H02N 13/00); BRAKES (electrodynamic brake systems for vehicles in general B60L 7/00; dynamo-electric brakes H02K 49/00) [2]


Gearbox split torque equalization system
Patent No. 10648551 

Inventor(s): Ron L. Woods (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Forth Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15832444 on 12/05/2017 (889 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a split torque gearbox can include a first compound gear and a second compound gear. The compound gears can each include a piston housing with a fluid inlet and a piston received in the piston housing and defining a space within the first piston housing exposed to the fluid inlet. The split torque gearbox can include a fluid line coupled to each of the fluid inlets to supply a fluid to the pistons at a predetermined pressure, the fluid line coupled to the second fluid inlet to supply fluid to the second piston assembly at the predetermined pressure. Pressure developed in the pistons is equal for all gear shafts, and can equalize torque imbalances in the split torque gearbox.

[F16H] GEARING


Sealing gasket with specialized reinforcing ring for sealing plastic pipelines
Patent No. 10648602 

Inventor(s): Guido Quesada (Santa Ana, , CR)
Assignee(s): SB Technical Products, Inc (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15975847 on 05/10/2018 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pipe sealing gasket is shown which is designed to be received within a raceway provided within a socket end of a female bell plastic pipe end which is assembled with a mating male pipe end to form a plastic pipe joint. The raceway in the female bell plastic pipe end is preformed during manufacture and the gasket is installed thereafter. The gasket has a rubber body portion which is reinforced by a hard plastic band formed as a series of integral, spaced wedges which are interconnected by a flexible ribbon. The gasket is flexible enough to be flexed and placed in the pipe raceway and yet the hard plastic band acts to prevent extrusion of the gasket during a variety of pressure conditions as well as preventing displacement during field assembly.

[F16L] PIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL


Lamp assemblies with multiple lighting functions sharing a cover lens
Patent No. 10648633 

Inventor(s): Alexander Paradis (Ypsilanti, MI), Jeremy Gahimer (Seymour, IN), Thomas Maire (Seymour, IN)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15825803 on 11/29/2017 (895 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a front end assembly including a headlamp assembly. The headlamp assembly includes a housing that defines a cavity and an outer lens that closes the cavity. A low beam headlamp assembly is located within the cavity. A shared cover lens is located within the cavity. The shared cover lens has an illumination region. A first light guide device directs a beam of light at the illumination region. A second light guide device directs a beam of light at an area offset from the illumination region and also at the illumination region.

[F21S] NON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF [7]


Modular container system
Patent No. 10648722 

Inventor(s): Craig A. Smith (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): Apex Coolers, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Bell Nunnally Martin LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16119304 on 08/31/2018 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary modular container system is provided that includes couplings that may, in one embodiment, be implemented as integrated or interfaced receptacles and corresponding inserts that allow accessory items to couple with a compartment, which may be referred to as a ”wet box”, and used as a container that holds items. The accessories may include, for example, a second compartment or ”dry box” for holding items that need to be kept dry, a fishing rod holder, a shelf, a cutting board, a cup holder, a chair or seating platform, one or more dollies, or virtually any needed accessory.

[F25D] REFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT COVERED BY ANY OTHER SUBCLASS (refrigerated showcases A47F 3/04; thermally-insulated vessels for domestic use A47J 41/00; refrigerated vehicles, see the appropriate subclasses of classes B60-B64; containers with thermal insulation in general B65D 81/38; heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials, e.g. refrigerants, or materials for the production of heat or cold by chemical reactions other than by combustion C09K 5/00; thermally-insulated vessels for liquefied or solidified gases F17C; air-conditioning or air-humidification F24F; refrigeration machines, plants, or systems F25B; cooling of instruments or comparable apparatus without refrigeration G12B; cooling of engines or pumps, see the relevant classes)


Modular cooling tower with screwless FRP exterior
Patent No. 10648747 

Inventor(s): James A. Bland (Rhome, TX), Toby Daley (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Composite Cooling Solutions, L.P. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16127069 on 09/10/2018 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: A factory-assembled or packaged cooling tower/cell having screwless (and boltless) exterior side panels is provided. The exterior panels are double-walled and are fastened to an outer support member, such as a corner end cap. Only fasteners extending through the outer support member and through only one of the walls of the panels are utilized. This eliminates the possibility of leaking fluid emanating from use of the fasteners.

[F28F] DETAILS OF HEAT-EXCHANGE OR HEAT-TRANSFER APPARATUS, OF GENERAL APPLICATION (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials C09K 5/00; water or air traps, air venting F16)


 

P H Y S I C S

Systems, apparatus, and related methods for evaluating biological sample integrity
Patent No. 10648905 

Inventor(s): Michael Cobert (McKinney, TX), Michael Shawn Murphy (Allen, TX), Patrick Fritchie (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): ABBOTT LABORATORIES (Abbott Park, IL)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15693151 on 08/31/2017 (985 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and related methods for evaluating biological sample integrity are disclosed herein. An example method includes scanning a sample container having a sample disposed therein to generate signal data including a first signal portion and a second signal portion. The example method includes detecting if the sample container includes a label attached to a surface of the sample container based on the second signal portion. If the sample container includes a label, the example method includes applying an adjustment factor to the second signal portion to create adjusted signal data. The example method includes determining a property of the sample based on one or more of the first signal portion or the adjusted signal data.

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


TCKC/TMSC counter, gating circuitry for selection, deselection, technology specific outputs
Patent No. 10649029 

Inventor(s): Gary L. Swoboda (Sugar Land, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16038939 on 07/18/2018 (664 days app to issue)

Abstract: Control events may be signaled to a target system having a plurality of components coupled to a scan path by using the clock and data signals of the scan path. While the clock signal is held a high logic level, two or more edge transitions are detected on the data signal. The number of edge transitions on the data signal is counted while the clock signal is held at the high logic state. A control event is determined based on the counted number of edge transitions on the data signal after the clock signal transitions to the low logic state.

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


Core circuitry, tap domain circuitry, separate auxiliary circuitry, output buffers
Patent No. 10649032 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16148030 on 10/01/2018 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure describes novel methods and apparatuses for directly accessing JTAG Tap domains that exist in a scan path of many serially connected JTAG Tap domains. Direct scan access to a selected Tap domain by a JTAG controller is achieved using auxiliary digital or analog terminals associated with the Tap domain and connected to the JTAG controller. During direct scan access, the auxiliary digital or analog terminals serve as serial data input and serial data output paths between the selected Tap domain and the JTAG controller.

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


Synchronization in FMCW radar systems
Patent No. 10649069 

Inventor(s): Karthik Ramasubramanian (Bangalore, , IN), Karthik Subburaj (Bangalore, , IN), Sachin Bhardwaj (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15635659 on 06/28/2017 (1049 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure provides a radar apparatus for estimating a position and a velocity of the plurality of obstacles. The radar apparatus includes a local oscillator that generates a first signal. A first transmit unit receives the first signal from the local oscillator and generates a first transmit signal. A frequency shifter receives the first signal from the local oscillator and generates a second signal. A second transmit unit receives the second signal and generates a second transmit signal. The frequency shifter provides a frequency offset to the first signal based on a routing delay mismatch to generate the second signal such that the first transmit signal is phase coherent with the second transmit signal.

[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 image stabilization actuator driver power distribution control
Patent No. 10649228 

Inventor(s): Chih-Hung Tai (Dallas, TX), James L. Worley (Flower Mound, TX), Mark A. Lysinger (Carrollton, TX), Pavan Nallamothu (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16694749 on 11/25/2019 (169 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments provide an optical image stabilization circuit including a drive circuit having a power waveform generator and a power waveform conversion circuit. The power waveform generator generates a power waveform. The power waveform conversion circuit converts the power waveform to a power drive signal. An actuator is then driven by the power drive signal to move a lens accordingly and compensate for any movements and vibrations of a housing of the lens.

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


Optical image stabilization actuator driver power distribution control
Patent No. 10649229 

Inventor(s): Chih-Hung Tai (Dallas, TX), James L. Worley (Flower Mound, TX), Mark A. Lysinger (Carrollton, TX), Pavan Nallamothu (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16697028 on 11/26/2019 (168 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments provide an optical image stabilization circuit including a drive circuit having a power waveform generator and a power waveform conversion circuit. The power waveform generator generates a power waveform. The power waveform conversion circuit converts the power waveform to a power drive signal. An actuator is then driven by the power drive signal to move a lens accordingly and compensate for any movements and vibrations of a housing of the lens.

[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]


Molecular atomic clock with wave propagating rotational spectroscopy cell
Patent No. 10649408 

Inventor(s): Adam Joseph Fruehling (Dallas, TX), Argyrios Dellis (Dallas, TX), Bichoy Bahr (Allen, TX), Juan Alejandro Herbsommer (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16234494 on 12/27/2018 (502 days app to issue)

Abstract: A clock apparatus with: (i) a gas cell, including a continuous path cavity including a sealed interior for providing a signal waveguide; (ii) an apparatus for providing an electromagnetic wave to travel along the continuous path cavity and for circulating around the continuous path cavity back toward and past a point of entry of the electromagnetic wave in the continuous path cavity; (iii) a dipolar gas inside the sealed interior of the cavity; and (iv) receiving apparatus for detecting an amount of energy in the electromagnetic wave, wherein the amount of energy is responsive to an amount of absorption of the electromagnetic wave as the electromagnetic wave passes through the dipolar gas.

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


User interface common components and scalable integrable reusable isolated user interface
Patent No. 10649745 

Inventor(s): Charles E. Smith (Van Alstyne, TX), Gopi Kancharla (Frisco, TX), Jiaxin Guo (Plano, TX), Justin Pitz (Frisco, TX), Venkatasudharsan Dasa (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16435699 on 06/10/2019 (337 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are examples related to building a customized data collection widget. Building of the customized data collection widget includes receiving a selection of several universal modules for inclusion in the widget. Each universal module of the selected several universal modules may include programming code that causes rendering of user-fillable data fields on a display, and a summary page including data requirements of the respective universal module. Based on the data requirements in a summary page of each respective universal module of the selected several universal modules, the selected several universal modules retrieved from a module repository may be combined in a customized data collection container stored in a composite repository. The selected customized data collection container may be combined with selected other data collection containers to form a uniquely identifiable, customized data collection widget. The customized data collection widget may be delivered to the composite repository.

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


Converting a stream of data using a lookaside buffer
Patent No. 10649775 

Inventor(s): Joseph Raymond Michael Zbiciak (Alviso, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUM ENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16206091 on 11/30/2018 (529 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stream of data is accessed from a memory system by an autonomous memory access engine, converted on the fly by the memory access engine, and then presented to a processor for data processing. A portion of a lookup table (LUT) containing converted data elements is preloaded into a lookaside buffer associated with the memory access engine. As the stream of data elements is fetched from the memory system each data element in the stream of data elements is replaced with a respective converted data element obtained from the LUT in the lookaside buffer according to a content of each data element to thereby form a stream of converted data elements. The stream of converted data elements is then propagated from the memory access engine to a data processor.

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


Reduced stack usage in a multithreaded processor
Patent No. 10649786 

Inventor(s): Donald E. Steiss (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15367008 on 12/01/2016 (1258 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to a multithreaded processor for executing a plurality of threads, as well as an associated method and system. The multithreaded processor comprises a first control register configured to store a stack limit value, and instruction decode logic configured to, upon receiving a procedure entry instruction for a stack associated with a first thread, determine whether to throw a stack limit exception based on the stack limit value and a first predefined stack region size associated with the stack.

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


Integrated circuit chip with cores asymmetrically oriented with respect to each other
Patent No. 10649865 

Inventor(s): Arun Shrimali (Bangalore, , IN), Jasbir Singh Nayyar (Bangalore, , IN), Rahul Gulati (Bangalore, , IN), Shashank Srinivasa Nuthakki (Telangana, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15991127 on 05/29/2018 (714 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) chip can include a given core at a position in the IC chip that defines a given orientation, wherein the given core is designed to perform a particular function. The IC chip can include another core designed to perform the particular function. The other core can be flipped and rotated by 180 degrees relative to the given core such that the other core is asymmetrically oriented with respect to the given core. The IC chip can also include a compare unit configured to compare outputs of the given core and the other core to detect a fault in the IC chip.

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


Dynamic customized integrated computing system configuration system and method
Patent No. 10649872 

Inventor(s): Jeffery J. Hayward (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14986297 on 12/31/2015 (1594 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated computing system configuration system includes a computing system that executes an application to receive a customized integrated computing system configuration including a plurality of user selected design elements (DEs) associated with multiple components of a customized integrated computing system in which at least one user selected DE has one or more behaviors of the component used in a customized integrated computing system represented by the customized integrated computing system configuration. The application also, for the at least one user selected DE, determines whether one or more other DEs in the customized integrated computing system configuration meet a specified criteria associated with one personality of the at least one user selected DE, determine that the customized integrated computing system configuration is an invalid integrated computing system configuration when at least one of the one or more other DEs do not meet the specified criteria; and generates a report indicating one or more results of the determination.

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


Recording processor instruction execution cycle and non-cycle count trace events
Patent No. 10649878 

Inventor(s): Gilbert Laurenti (St. Paul, , FR)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14556490 on 12/01/2014 (1989 days app to issue)

Abstract: A program is executed on a processor to produce execution events. The execution events are traced using a first trace mode during a first portion of the program execution, wherein a portion of trace information for the execution events is omitted from a trace report while tracing in the first trace mode. The mode of tracing is dynamically changed to a second trace mode in response to an event trigger, such that all execution events that occur during the change of mode are captured. Execution events are traced during a second portion of the program execution using the second trace mode, wherein additional trace information for the execution events is included in the trace report while tracing in the second trace mode. The trace mode may be dynamically switched between the two trace modes during execution of the program.

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


System and method for selectively routing cached objects
Patent No. 10649961 

Inventor(s): Judah G. Hahn (Ofra, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15354806 on 11/17/2016 (1272 days app to issue)

Abstract: A monitoring application and method for using a monitoring application are disclosed. The monitoring application is configured to manage file system objects in a memory device layer (including copying of the file system objects) and is configured to manage one or more data structures to enable the management of the file system objects to be transparent to the application layer and/or the operating system layer.

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


Bounded query rewriting using views
Patent No. 10649994 

Inventor(s): Demai Ni (Danville, CA), Floris Geerts (Berchem, , BE), Ping Lu (Beijing, , CN), Wenfei Fan (Wayne, PA), Yang Cao (Edinburgh, , GB), Yu Chen (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15966465 on 04/30/2018 (743 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mechanism for rewriting a bounded query onto a view is disclosed. A query, access constraints, and cached view(s) are obtained. The cached view(s) contain results of the query as applied to a dataset stored in a database. A query rewriting plan is generated by adding a fetch from query operation to the plan when a rewritten query variable can be fetched from a query constant. A fetch from database operation is added to the plan when a rewritten query variable can be fetched as a query variable that obtains bounded data from the database. An access view operation is added to the plan when a rewritten query variable can be fetched from the cached view. The query rewriting plan is executed to fetch retrieved data. The query is executed on the retrieved data to determine updated results to the query without reapplying the query to the dataset.

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


Dynamic computation node grouping with cost based optimization for massively parallel processing
Patent No. 10649996 

Inventor(s): Jason Yang Sun (Palo Alto, CA), Li Zhang (San Jose, CA), Yonghua Ding (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15374158 on 12/09/2016 (1250 days app to issue)

Abstract: A massively parallel processing shared nothing relational database management system includes a plurality of storages assigned to a plurality of compute nodes. The system comprises a non-transitory memory having instructions and one or more processors in communication with the memory. The one or more processors execute the instructions to store a set of data in a first set of storages in the plurality of storages. The first set of data is hashed into a repartitioned set of data. The first set of storages is reassigned to a second set of compute nodes in the plurality of compute nodes. The repartitioned set of data is distributed to the second set of compute nodes and a database operation is performed on the repartitioned set of data by the second set of compute nodes.

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


Systems and methods for enhancing real-time image recognition
Patent No. 10650265 

Inventor(s): Aamer Charania (Flower Mound, TX), Chi-san Ho (Allen, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Sunil Vasisht (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: 16425129 on 05/29/2019 (349 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for enhancing a vehicle identification with preprocessing. The system may comprise memory and processor devices to execute instructions for receiving an image depicting a vehicle. The image may be analyzed and first predicted identity and first confidence value may be determined. The first confidence value may be compared to a predetermined threshold. The processors may further select a processing technique for modifying the image and further analyze the modified image determining a second predicted identity of the vehicle. And a second confidence value may be determined. And the system may further compare the second confidence value to the predetermined threshold to select the first or second predicted identity for transmission to a user.

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


Energy distribution and marketing backoffice system and method
Patent No. 10650359 

Inventor(s): John Burke (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BLUENET HOLDINGS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13892706 on 05/13/2013 (2556 days app to issue)

Abstract: A retail energy provider system comprising a market transaction manager, business rules and requirements processor, usage rater, customer analysis and quality control auditor, customer billing processor and collection manager, customer payment processor, third party sales and marketing application programming interface, customer acquisition and residual income interface, having a wholesale forecaster, interactive voice response system, intranet web services, internet web services and network based external customer service and executive management systems and financial services functions, all said functions and systems interacting with a robust SQL database engine for which the novel database schema is taught herein.

[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]


Social media messaging management for brand integrity
Patent No. 10650417 

Inventor(s): Erik H. Katzen (Argyle, TX), Sumit Patel (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Shutts Bowen LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14926196 on 10/29/2015 (1657 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for social media messaging management for brand integrity. The method includes retrieving content from different Web sites from over a computer communications network into a social media messaging manager executing in memory of a host computing system. The method further includes parsing text of the retrieved content to identify information pertaining to a contemporaneous news event. Thereafter, the parsed text is matched to an advertising message disposed in a table stored in a data store coupled to the host computing system. Consequently, at least a portion of a social media message is generated incorporating the predetermined advertising message and the social media message is displayed in a user interface of the manager. Finally, the social media message is posted onto a social media messaging system by the manager over the computer communications network.

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


Tracking business performance impact of optimized sourcing algorithms
Patent No. 10650438 

Inventor(s): Saurabh Gupta (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machiness Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Scully, Scott, Murphy Presser, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15406323 on 01/13/2017 (1215 days app to issue)

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

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


System and method for providing an aggregation tool
Patent No. 10650449 

Inventor(s): Jean-Dominique Morani (Irving, TX), Magali Courbage (Richardson, TX), Richard Rodenbusch (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): EXPERIAN INFORMATION SOLUTIONS, INC. (Costa Mesa, CA)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16545766 on 08/20/2019 (266 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention assist in the development, management, and deployment of aggregated data attributes for multiple data sources. One embodiment provides a development interface that allows for elements of attributes, including filters, to be moved into a coding area in which an attribute or an attribute element is being edited. In another embodiment, the user interface presents data fields to assist in the development of filters for multiple data sources with divergent formats. The application further provides a validation interface through which users can validate attributes and trace the results returned by various elements referenced by the attributes under validation. Another embodiment provides a system for managing attributes and deploying them to various systems by creating a deployment file that is used by an attribute calculation system. In one embodiment, the attribute calculation system is a scalable system that dynamically calculates attributes for multiple data sources.

[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]


Method for using electronic metadata to verify insurance claims
Patent No. 10650464 

Inventor(s): Christopher E. Gay (Dallas, TX), Thomas A. McCall (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15810913 on 11/13/2017 (911 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving a digital file from a customer, extracting metadata from the file, and verifying the metadata prior to accepting the digital file. The method may include verifying that a representation of a required physical token appears in the digital file.

[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]


Optical device for fuel filter debris
Patent No. 10650511 

Inventor(s): Eric White (Fort Worth, TX), Kyle Alson McGehee (Aledo, TX), Mike Ivor Jones (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16014412 on 06/21/2018 (691 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fuel filter inspection method includes capturing an image of a fuel filter sample using an imaging device and sending the captured image to an image processor. The method further includes the image processor receiving the captured image, thresholding the captured image to generate a binary image, determining sizes for a plurality of particles present in the binary image, comparing the size of each of particle of the plurality of particles to a particle size threshold, and quantifying the number of particles of the plurality of plurality of particles with a size greater than the particle size threshold. The method further includes the image processor comparing the number of particles of the plurality of particles with a size greater than the particle size threshold to a particle count threshold, and modifying a graphical user interface to indicate a state of the fuel filter sample based on the comparison.

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


System and method for combining 3D images in color
Patent No. 10650612 

Inventor(s): John L. Tomich (Coppell, TX), Raymond Samaniego (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16435275 on 06/07/2019 (340 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for visualizing data obtained by performing a three-dimensional scan with penetrating radiation. Raw density arrays are formed from the scan, each raw density array being a three-dimensional array. A processed density array is formed by one or more operations, such as taking the difference between two raw density arrays, rotating the processed density array, multiplying the processed density array by a front-lighting array, and projecting the processed density array onto a plane to form an image, the projecting including calculating one or more of a plurality of statistics for each of a set of vectors each corresponding to a pixel of the image, the plurality of statistics including a vector mean, a vector maximum, and a vector standard deviation.

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


Fault diagnosis using distributed PCA architecture
Patent No. 10650616 

Inventor(s): Ali M. Bazzi (Farmington, CT), Ercan M. Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Krishna Pattipatti (Farmington, CT), Lingyi Zhang (Farmington, CT), Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI), Weiqiang Chen (Farmington, CT)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15947662 on 04/06/2018 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a vehicle having an electronic device, a sensor designed to detect sensor data corresponding to at least one property of the electronic device, an output device designed to output data, and a vehicle network access device designed to transmit the sensor data. The system also includes a machine learning server separate from the vehicle and having a machine learning processor designed to receive the sensor data, and generate, using a machine learning algorithm, a model of the electronic device. The machine learning processor is also designed to determine that a fault is likely to occur with the electronic device by conducting a T squared statistical analysis of the sensor data using the model, and generate a signal to be transmitted to the vehicle network access device when the fault is likely to occur and output information indicating that the fault is likely to occur.

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


Cognitive vetting system for unsolicited residential visitors
Patent No. 10650627 

Inventor(s): Jeff L. Edgington (Fort Worth, TX), Lee A. Carbonell (Flower Mound, TX), Pandian Mariadoss (Allen, TX), Tsz Cheng (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16184292 on 11/08/2018 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for cognitive vetting is provided. The present invention may include determining that an identified person is not expected. The present invention may include retrieving historical information relevant to a past interaction with the identified person. The present invention may then include enabling a present interaction with the identified person. The present invention may lastly include determining a recommendation based on an analysis of the retrieved historical information and the present interaction.

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


Systems and methods for recognizing musical instruments and providing blind assistive tuning and orienting of musical instruments
Patent No. 10650696 

Inventor(s): Carlo Cruz (Cincinnati, OH)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15260533 on 09/09/2016 (1341 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods of orienting a vision impaired user with a musical instrument and systems and methods of directing the vision impaired user to tune the musical instrument are disclosed. A method of orienting includes directing the user to play a note on the musical instrument, determining the note and a corresponding location on the musical instrument, the corresponding location being a portion of the musical instrument that generates the note, determining a difference between the corresponding location and a target location, the target location representing at least a portion of a positioning necessary for the user to play the musical instrument, generating one or more non-visual directions based on the difference, and providing the one or more non-visual directions to the user. The one or more non-visual directions direct the user to the target location.

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


Display system
Patent No. 10650791 

Inventor(s): Dan Morgan (McKinney, TX), Jeff Kempf (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16232179 on 12/26/2018 (503 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and method for image generation in a gaze tracking display. A gaze tracking display system includes a graphics processor and display circuitry. The graphics processor is configured to perform foveated rendering of image data, and to output foveated image data. The display circuitry is coupled to the graphics processor. The display circuitry includes a display device and a display controller. The display device is configured to produce a viewable image. The display controller is configured to drive the display device. The display controller includes foveated data reconstruction circuitry configured to produce an image at a resolution of the display device based on the foveated image data received from the graphics processor.

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


Deterministic multi-length sliding window protocol for contiguous string entity
Patent No. 10650812 

Inventor(s): Donatus Asumu (Plano, TX), Maruthi Z. Shanmugam (Plano, TX), Viju Kothuvatiparambil (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16101734 on 08/13/2018 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for extracting verifiable entities from a user-utterance received on an automated calling service is provided. The system may include a receiver configured to receive a user-utterance, a processor and a non-transitory computer-readable media comprising computer-executable instructions. The processor may be configured to execute the instructions which, canonicalize the user-utterance into a plurality of tokens, determine the number of tokens of the user-utterance, and generate, using a sliding-window protocol, a comprehensive number of n-gram sequences from the user-utterance. The processor may be configured to process a plurality of threads of execution that may include a series of actions executed on the n-gram sequences to identify and extract verified entities from the user-utterance.

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


Erase operation in 3D NAND flash memory including pathway impedance compensation
Patent No. 10650898 

Inventor(s): Kwang-Ho Kim (Pleasanton, CA), Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, CA), Peter Rabkin (Cupertino, CA), Yingda Dong (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16182031 on 11/06/2018 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus having an erase controller configured to perform a two-sided gate-induced drain leakage (GIDL) erase of non-volatile memory cells is disclosed. The erase controller is configured to apply a first voltage pulse having a first value for a voltage pulse attribute to the first end of a first pathway. The erase controller is configured to apply a second voltage pulse having a second value for the voltage pulse attribute to the first end of a second pathway. The first value and the second value are configured to compensate for different impedances such that a first erase voltage at a first select transistor is substantially symmetric with a second erase voltage at a second select transistor.

[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)


Automated utilization driven inventory management
Patent No. 10650925 

Inventor(s): Thomas William Utech (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CareFusion 303, Inc. (San Diego, CA)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13931746 on 06/28/2013 (2510 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for automated inventory management are provided. In one aspect, a method includes receiving storage capability data for an item in a dispensing unit, retrospective usage data for the item in the dispensing unit, and an indicator of a minimum time period for which to stock the item in the dispensing unit. The dispensing unit includes a compartment assigned for storing stock of the item. The method also includes determining, based on the minimum time period for which to stock the item, the storage capability data, and the retrospective usage data, a minimum number of stock of the item to store in the compartment, and providing a notification indicating the determined minimum number of stock of the item to store in the compartment. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided. NULL


ABR allocation for statistical multiplexing
Patent No. 10652301 

Inventor(s): Nelson Botsford (Punta Gorda, FL), Robert L. Schmidt (Howell, NJ)
Assignee(s): IMAGINE COMMUNICATIONS CORP. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell Tummino LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15761463 on 09/19/2016 (1331 days app to issue)

Abstract: As one example, a method includes analyzing profile metadata for each of a plurality of ABR program streams within a lookahead window from a current chunk boundary to identify at least one target event at a chunk boundary. ABR profiles for chunks at the target event chunk boundary are allocated to fit within the channel bandwidth and achieve a predetermined target quality level for the chunks at the target event chunk boundary. In response to each target event, ABR profiles for each of the unallocated chunks within the lookahead window are selected by adjusting the ABR profiles for each of the unallocated chunks to fit within the predetermined bandwidth constrained by the ABR profiles allocated for the chunks at the target event chunk boundary. An ABR profile for a given chunk at the current chunk boundary is allocated based on the selected ABR profiles.

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


System and method for transferring image systems of different types between computers in a single data packet
Patent No. 10652370 

Inventor(s): Clarence E. Lee, II (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15835138 on 12/07/2017 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: An image item processing engine for image item exchange may receive an image item data packet including two image items, each including a digital image documenting an action for a recipient institution and associated metadata. The metadata may identify the image item sender and a country associated with an image item, the packet originator, or the recipient institution, at least one country associated with the second image item being different than a country associated with the first image item. The engine may apply sorting rules to determine item types for the first and second image items based on their metadata, determine a recipient institution for the packet based on the item types, assemble a data transfer packet including the digital images and metadata included in the first and second image items, and provide the data transfer packet to a transfer packet routing service for routing to the selected recipient institution.

[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]


 

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Display inserts, overlays, and graphical user interfaces for multimedia systems
Patent No. 10646897 

Inventor(s): Alvin R. McQuarters (Euless, TX), Amir Ansari (Plano, TX), George A. Cowgill (Farmersville, TX), Jude P. Ramayya (Wylie, TX), Leon E. Nicholls (Plano, TX), Ramprakash Masina (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): KIP PROD P1 LP (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16044790 on 07/25/2018 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: A disclosed digital media device operational at user premises to receive media signals from a media source for presentation via endpoint devices such as a television display. The digital media device can include gateway and digital media management functionality and can be referred to as a gateway and digital media device. The device offers application services obtained over a wide area network and a user premises network. The digital media device may form a composite signal from the media signal and application service information, for example, for a composite audio and/or video signal for television type presentation to the user. The digital media device may receive a selection signal based on the presentation, for transmission to the application service provider device or to the media source. The media device also offers a GUI presenting a moveable arrangement of icons for selectively accessing application services.

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


Additive deposition low temperature curable magnetic interconnecting layer for power components integration
Patent No. 10650957 

Inventor(s): Anindya Poddar (Sunnyvale, CA), Ashok Prabhu (San Jose, CA), Luu Thanh Nguyen (San Jose, CA), Yi Yan (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16176630 on 10/31/2018 (559 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus to form a transformer, an inductor, a capacitor or other passive electronic component, with patterned conductive features in a lamination structure, and one or more ferrite sheets or other magnetic core structures attached to the lamination structure via one or more inkjet printed magnetic adhesive layers that join the magnetic core structure or structures to the lamination structure.

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


Polysilicon gate formation in CMOS transistors
Patent No. 10651039 

Inventor(s): Pushpa Mahalingam (Richardson, TX), Umamaheswari Aghoram (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15858515 on 12/29/2017 (865 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming a semiconductor device includes forming source regions and drain regions in a semiconductor substrate, and a gate electrode over said semiconductor substrate and between said source and drain regions. The gate electrode is formed from a first semiconductor gate electrode layer deposited on said gate dielectric layer at a first substrate temperature. A second semiconductor gate electrode layer is deposited on the first semiconductor gate electrode layer at a second substrate temperature greater than said first temperature. The two gate electrode layers may be annealed to form a homogenous polycrystalline layer with improved grain size distribution, thereby improving transistor matching in a semiconductor device.

[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]


Environmental protection for wafer level and package level applications
Patent No. 10651103 

Inventor(s): Andrew Ketterson (Dallas, TX), Christo Bojkov (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15797310 on 10/30/2017 (925 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes the steps of fabricating one or more semiconductor devices on a semiconductor wafer and depositing one or more conformal organic environmental protection layers over the semiconductor wafer using a vapor deposition process. By depositing the one or more conformal organic environmental protection layers using a vapor deposition process, thin film conformal organic environmental protection layers may be provided that offer excellent protection against water and oxygen ingress, thus increasing the ruggedness and reliability of the resulting semiconductor die.

[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]


Technique for decoupling plasma antennae from actual circuitry
Patent No. 10651136 

Inventor(s): Francisco Ledesma Rabadan (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (Grand Cayman, , KY)
Law Firm: Amerson Law Firm, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15695391 on 09/05/2017 (980 days app to issue)

Abstract: When forming semiconductor devices, plasma-induced damage may be prevented or restricted by providing a conductive path between critical areas and the substrate of the semiconductor device. According to the present disclosure, a negative effect of any such protective structures on the performance of the semiconductor device may be significantly reduced by permanently interrupting the corresponding electrical connection at any appropriate point in time of the manufacturing sequence. Furthermore, respective fuse structures acting as current-sensitive areas may also be implemented in test structures in order to evaluate plasma-induced currents, thereby providing a possibility for a more efficient design of respective protective structures and/or for contributing to superior process control of critical plasma treatments.

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


Three-dimensional multilevel device containing seamless unidirectional metal layer fill and method of making same
Patent No. 10651196 

Inventor(s): Adarsh Rajashekhar (Santa Clara, CA), Fei Zhou (San Jose, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16183920 on 11/08/2018 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vertical repetition of a unit layer stack including an insulating layer, a sacrificial material layer, and a nucleation promoter layer is formed over a substrate. Memory stack structures are formed through the vertical repetition. Each of the memory stack structures comprises a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel. Backside recesses are formed by removing the sacrificial material layers selective to the insulating layers and the nucleation promoter layers within the vertical repetition. Electrically conductive layers are formed in the backside recesses by selectively growing a metallic material from physically exposed surfaces of the nucleation promoter layers while suppressing growth of the metallic material from physically exposed surfaces of the insulating layers.

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


High-voltage drain extended MOS transistor
Patent No. 10651274 

Inventor(s): Sameer Pendharkar (Allen, TX), Seetharaman Sridhar (Richardson, TX), Sunglyong Kim (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15876989 on 01/22/2018 (841 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a MOS transistor located within a semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type. The transistor includes a body well located between a drain well and a substrate contact well. A buried voltage blocking region of a second conductivity type is located within the substrate and is connected to the body well. The buried voltage blocking region extends toward the substrate contact well, with an unmodified portion of the substrate remaining between the voltage blocking region and the substrate contact well.

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


Large-scale production of photovoltaic cells and resulting power
Patent No. 10651329 

Inventor(s): Eric C. Bachman (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Calfee, Halter Griswold LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15687875 on 08/28/2017 (988 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present application discloses systems and methods for manufacturing large PV sheets and conveying large PV sheets away from the PV manufacturing site while routing power from the PV sheet to the grid.

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


Multi-beam antennas having lenses formed of a lightweight dielectric material
Patent No. 10651546 

Inventor(s): Gangyi Deng (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15777344 on 01/18/2017 (1210 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-beam antenna includes a plurality of radiating elements and a lens that is positioned to receive electro-magnetic radiation from at least one of the radiating elements, the lens comprising a composite dielectric material. The composite dielectric material comprises a foamed base dielectric material having particles of a high dielectric constant material embedded therein, the high dielectric constant material having a dielectric constant that is at least three times a dielectric constant of the foamed base dielectric material.

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


Current sense apparatus for battery charger systems
Patent No. 10651665 

Inventor(s): James Allen Kohout (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Active-Semi (BVI), Inc. (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15819005 on 11/21/2017 (903 days app to issue)

Abstract: A current sense method comprises generating a voltage across a first current mirror of a current sense apparatus, the voltage being proportional to a current flowing through the current sense apparatus when the current is greater than a predetermined current value and applying a minimum drain-to-source voltage limiter to the first current mirror of the current sense apparatus when the current is less than the predetermined current value, wherein, as a result of applying the minimum drain-to-source voltage limiter to the first current mirror, the voltage across the first current mirror is clamped to a predetermined voltage value.

[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)


Advanced constant off-time control for four-switch buck-boost converter
Patent No. 10651722 

Inventor(s): Bo Yang (Allen, TX), Xiaoyu Xi (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): M3 Technology Inc. (Taipei, , TW)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16273297 on 02/12/2019 (455 days app to issue)

Abstract: A buck-boost converter comprises a first high-side switch and a first low-side switch connected in series between an input voltage terminal and ground, a second high-side switch and a second low-side switch connected in series between an output voltage terminal and ground, an inductor connected to a common node of the first high-side switch and the first low-side switch, and a common node of the second high-side switch and the second low-side switch and a control apparatus configured to generate gate drive signals, wherein the control apparatus comprises a first timer for setting a turn-off time of the first low-side switch, a second timer for setting a turn-off time of the second high-side switch and a peak current mode control device for setting a turn-off time of the first high-side switch and a turn-off time of the second low-side switch.

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


Series stacked DC-DC converter with serially connected DC power sources and capacitors
Patent No. 10651735 

Inventor(s): Heping Dai (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15650355 on 07/14/2017 (1033 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for providing power, voltage, and/or current from a combination of DC sources. The DC sources may be photovoltaic panels. One aspect includes a stack of DC power sources (e.g., photovoltaic modules) with a DC to DC converter (e.g., power optimizer) associated with each DC power source. An output capacitor of a DC to DC converter is connected in series with its DC power source. Thus, there is a string of DC power sources and output capacitors connected in electrical series. The DC output of the system is a series connection of the DC power sources and the output capacitors. This reduces stress on the output capacitors, while allowing for efficient power generation by the DC power sources.

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


Multi-level converter with continuous conduction mode (CCM) and discontinuous conduction mode (DCM)
Patent No. 10651736 

Inventor(s): Alvaro Aguilar (Irving, TX), Jeffrey Morroni (Parker, TX), Kevin Scoones (San Jose, CA), Orlando Lazaro (Dallas, TX), Reza Sharifi (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16233189 on 12/27/2018 (502 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power converter device includes a set of switches configured to switch between at least three input-side voltage levels to provide output pulses. The power converter device also includes a control circuit for the set of switches, wherein the control circuit configured to selectively switch the power converter device between a continuous conduction mode of operation (CCM) having a first charge per pulse and a discontinuous conduction mode of operation (DCM) having a second charge per pulse, the second charge per pulse being greater than the first charge per pulse.

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


Serial input power converter
Patent No. 10651741 

Inventor(s): Shishuo Zhao (East Greenwich, RI), Weidong Zhu (East Lyme, CT), Wenkai Wu (East Greenwich, RI)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16051003 on 07/31/2018 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes first and second power converter stages, each stage having a primary side and a secondary side. The primary side of the first stage includes a switch T[b]1[/b][subscript]A [/subscript]coupled to a voltage source and a switch T[b]3[/b][subscript]A [/subscript]coupled to the switch T[b]1[/b][subscript]A[/subscript]. The primary side of the second stage includes a switch T[b]2[/b][subscript]A [/subscript]coupled to the switch T[b]3[/b][subscript]A [/subscript]and a switch T[b]4[/b][subscript]A [/subscript]coupled to the switch T[b]3[/b][subscript]A [/subscript]and to the voltage source. The apparatus includes a control circuit to control an on/off time of the switches. The control circuit includes four gate driver controllers to control the on/off time of the switches and a current sharing control section to increase or decrease the on time of a switch based on a comparison of a current through one of multiple output inductors to an average current through the multiple output inductors.

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


Down-mode valley-current-sense replica linearization
Patent No. 10651742 

Inventor(s): Joerg Kirchner (Mauern, , DE), Stefan Dietrich (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16292750 on 03/05/2019 (434 days app to issue)

Abstract: A current measurement linearization circuit for a DC/DC boost converter includes a back-gate sensing transistor and a back-gate reset transistor. The back-gate sensing transistor has a first terminal coupled to a first body contact of a high-side power transistor and a second terminal coupled to a second body contact of a first replica transistor in a valley-current sensing circuit. The back-gate reset transistor has a first terminal coupled to a max reference voltage that is equal to the greater of an input voltage and an output voltage and a second terminal coupled to the second body contact.

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


Pullable clock oscillator
Patent No. 10651789 

Inventor(s): Ali Kiaei (San Jose, CA), Ben-yong Zhang (Auburn, WA), Kai Yiu Tam (Santa Clara, CA), Seong-Ryong Ryu (Pleasanton, CA), Ting-Ta Yen (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15719540 on 09/28/2017 (957 days app to issue)

Abstract: A clock oscillator includes with a pullable BAW oscillator to generate an output signal with a target frequency. The BAW oscillator is based on a BAW resonator and voltage-controlled variable load capacitance, responsive to a capacitance control signal to provide a selectable load capacitance. An oscillator driver (such as a differential negative gm transconductance amplifier), is coupled to the BAW oscillator to provide an oscillation drive signal. The BAW oscillator is responsive to the oscillation drive signal to generate the output signal with a frequency based on the selectable load capacitance. The oscillator driver can include a bandpass filter network with a resonance frequency substantially at the target frequency.

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


Transconductance shifted differential difference amplifier
Patent No. 10651803 

Inventor(s): Michael Edwin Butenhoff (Minnesota City, MN), Seung Bae Lee (Allen, TX), Sudhir Nagaraj (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15816369 on 11/17/2017 (907 days app to issue)

Abstract: Reducing noise for an amplifier-based system circuit that comprises a first differential input pair and a second differential input pair, a first input stage circuit connected to the first differential input pair, wherein the first input stage is configured with a first transconductance value, a second input stage circuit connected to the second differential input pair, wherein the second input stage is configured with a second transconductance value that is less than the first transconductance value, a transimpedance circuit coupled to the first input stage circuit and the second input stage circuit, and a feedback loop circuit coupled to the transimpedance circuit and to the second differential input pair, wherein the feedback loop circuit is not connected to the first differential input pair.

[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)


Bulk acoustic wave resonator on a stress isolated platform
Patent No. 10651817 

Inventor(s): Brian Goodlin (Plano, TX), Nicholas Stephen Dellas (Dallas, TX), Ricky Alan Jackson (Richardson, TX), Ting-Ta Yen (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15857906 on 12/29/2017 (865 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples of a micromechanical system (MEMS), a rigid cantilevered platform is formed on a base substrate. The cantilevered platform is anchored to the base substrate by only a single anchor point. A MEMS resonator is formed on the cantilevered platform.

[H03H] IMPEDANCE NETWORKS, e.g. RESONANT CIRCUITS; RESONATORS (measuring, testing G01R; arrangements for producing a reverberation or echo sound G10K 15/08; impedance networks or resonators consisting of distributed impedances, e.g. of the waveguide type, H01P; control of amplification, e.g. bandwidth control of amplifiers, H03G; tuning resonant circuits, e.g. tuning coupled resonant circuits, H03J; networks for modifying the frequency characteristics of communication systems H04B)


Clock pulse generator
Patent No. 10651836 

Inventor(s): Gautam Sanjay Kale (Bengaluru, , IN), Nagalinga Swamy Basayya Aremallapur (Ranebennur, , IN), Sundarrajan Rangachari (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16281622 on 02/21/2019 (446 days app to issue)

Abstract: A clock generator circuit includes a clock divider circuit, a clock pulse control circuit, a phase shifter circuit, and a clock multiplexer circuit. The clock divider circuit is configured to generate a divided clock having a frequency that is a programmable fraction of a frequency of an input clock. The clock pulse control circuit is coupled to the clock divider circuit, and is configured to generate a pulse shaped clock that includes a clock burst comprising a programmable number of adjacent cycles of the divided clock. The phase shifter circuit is coupled to the clock control circuit, and is configured to generate a plurality of phase shifted clocks. Each of phase shifted clocks is a differently delayed version of the pulse shaped clock. The clock multiplexer circuit is coupled to the phase shifter circuit, and is configured to selectively route each of the phase shifted clocks to an output terminal.

[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]


Ring amplitude measurement and mitigation
Patent No. 10651841 

Inventor(s): Nathan Schemm (Rowlett, TX), Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay (Allen, TX), Rajdeep Bondade (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16247146 on 01/14/2019 (484 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a voltage divider circuit including a plurality of series-connected capacitors and including an input terminal of one of the capacitors configured to receive a first voltage from a switch, and a ring node comprising the connection between at least two of the series-connected capacitors. The apparatus further includes a negative clamp circuit coupled to the ring node of the voltage divider circuit and a bias voltage node. The bias voltage node is configured to receive a bias voltage and responsive to a ring voltage on the ring node being less than the bias voltage, the negative clamp circuit is configured to clamp the ring voltage at a first threshold voltage. The apparatus also includes a peak detector circuit coupled to the ring node of the voltage divider circuit and configured to detect a peak amplitude of the ring voltage. The apparatus further includes a switch driver coupled to the peak detector circuit and configured to adjust a control signal to the switch responsive to the detected peak amplitude.

[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]


Multiple chip synchronization via single pin monitoring of an external timing capacitor
Patent No. 10651844 

Inventor(s): Hector Torres (McKinney, TX), Kevin William Ziemer (Plano, TX), Lawrence James Gewax (Dallas, TX), Ricky Dale Jordanger (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16190871 on 11/14/2018 (545 days app to issue)

Abstract: An IC chip, a system and a method of operating the IC chip in response to an event trigger are provided. The method includes responsive to the event trigger, coupling a pin to a source of constant current to charge an external capacitor coupled to the pin and monitoring a capacitor voltage on the pin. If the magnitude of the capacitor voltage is greater than a rising threshold, detection of a falling threshold is enabled. If the magnitude of the capacitor voltage is greater than a voltage threshold, a first response is triggered and the pin is coupled to the lower rail to discharge the external capacitor. If detection of the falling threshold is enabled and the magnitude of the capacitor voltage is less than the falling threshold, the first response is also triggered.

[H03L] AUTOMATIC CONTROL, STARTING, SYNCHRONISATION, OR STABILISATION OF GENERATORS OF ELECTRONIC OSCILLATIONS OR PULSES (of dynamo-electric generators H02P) [3]


Dithered M by N clock dividers
Patent No. 10651863 

Inventor(s): Sanjay Pennam (Visakhapatnam, , IN), Sriram Murali (Bengaluru, , IN), Sundarrajan Rangachari (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16269473 on 02/06/2019 (461 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for dithering a fractional clock divider includes generating a first clock enable sequence based on a seed pattern of M ones and N minus M zeros, selecting a cyclic rotation of the seed pattern after N input clock cycles, and generating a second clock enable sequence based on the cyclic rotation. A clock gate receives the input clock signal and the clock enable sequences and outputs M clock cycles for every N input clock cycles. A random number generator indicates the cyclic rotation of the seed pattern. The seed pattern can be replaced with an updated seed pattern of M ones and N minus M zeros in a different order. In some examples, the clock enable sequence is generated using a cyclic shift register containing the seed pattern and a multiplexor. In other examples, the clock enable sequence is generated using a modulo N counter and a comparator.

[H03L] AUTOMATIC CONTROL, STARTING, SYNCHRONISATION, OR STABILISATION OF GENERATORS OF ELECTRONIC OSCILLATIONS OR PULSES (of dynamo-electric generators H02P) [3]


Input path matching in pipelined continuous-time analog-to-digital converters
Patent No. 10651870 

Inventor(s): Kun Shi (Austin, TX), Nikolaus Klemmer (Dallas, TX), Venkatesh Srinivasan (Plano, TX), Victoria Wang (Santa Monica, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16141671 on 09/25/2018 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: System and methods for input path matching in pipelined continuous-time Analog-to Digital Converters (ADCs), including pipelined Continuous-Time Delta Sigma Modulator (CTDSM) based ADCs, includes an input delay circuit disposed in a continuous-time input path from an input of an analog input signal to a first summing circuit of the continuous-time ADC. At least one digital delay line is disposed between an output of an earlier stage sub-ADC (of a plurality of pipelined sub-ADCs) and a sub-digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that is coupled to the first summing circuit, and between the earlier stage sub-ADC and a digital noise cancellation filter. The digital delay line(s) is configured to enable calibration of delay of output of the earlier stage sub-ADC provided to the sub-DAC and the digital noise cancellation filter in accordance with process variations of the input delay match circuit to minimize residue output at first summing circuit.

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


System and method for communications system training
Patent No. 10651900 

Inventor(s): Anthony C. K. Soong (Plano, TX), Diana Maamari (Palatine, IL), Hao Zhou (Evanston, IL), Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Qian Cheng (Naperville, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): FutureWei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15983692 on 05/18/2018 (725 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a communication device includes receiving a first transmission including a first signal on one or more resources associated with signal reception, deriving a receive filter in accordance with the received first transmission, deriving a transmit filter in accordance with the receive filter, precoding a second signal with the transmit filter, thereby producing a second transmission, and transmitting the second transmission.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Coherent detection with remotely delivered local oscillators
Patent No. 10651947 

Inventor(s): An Li (Santa Clara, CA), Feng Zhang (San Jose, CA), Hongzhen Wei (Pleasanton, CA), Samina Chowdhury (San Jose, CA), Xiao Andy Shen (San Bruno, CA), YuSheng Bai (Los Altos Hills, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15900233 on 02/20/2018 (812 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated coherent receiver that is configured to receive an optical signal and receive a local oscillator (LO) source from a remote location. The integrated coherent receiver is configured to extract phase and frequency information carried by the optical signal using the LO source from the remote location.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Methods and apparatus for transmitting modulation signals
Patent No. 10651993 

Inventor(s): Akihiko Matsuoka (Kanagawa, , JP), Masayuki Orihashi (Kanagawa, , JP), Yutaka Murakami (Osaka, , JP)
Assignee(s): Wi-Fi One, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16432099 on 06/05/2019 (342 days app to issue)

Abstract: A plurality of multicarrier signals is generated. Each of the plurality of multicarrier signals includes a pilot symbol sequence at a same temporal point in each multicarrier signal. Each pilot symbol sequence includes a plurality of pilot symbols with non-zero amplitude. A quantity of the plurality of pilot symbols in each pilot symbol sequence is greater than or equal to a quantity of the plurality of multicarrier signals to be transmitted. The plurality of multicarrier signals are transmitted in an identical frequency band from a plurality of antennas.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for re mapping and rate matching for 5G next radio system
Patent No. 10652002 

Inventor(s): Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16104753 on 08/17/2018 (634 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment (UE) for receiving resource information is provided. The UE receives, from a base station (BS), a synchronization signal/physical broadcast channel (SS/PBCH) including a master information block (MIB) and SystemInformationBlockType1 (SIB1) including a first SS/PBCH burst set composition indicator (ssb-PositionsInBurst) that indicates indexes of SS/PBCH blocks for which the UE does not receive other signals or channels in resource elements (REs) that overlap with REs corresponding to the SS/PBCH blocks. The UE further receives a set of higher layer parameters that includes a second ssb-PositionsInBurst indicating the indexes of the SS/PBCH blocks for which the UE does not receive the other signals or channels in the REs that overlap with the REs corresponding to the SS/PBCH blocks, and determines the first ssb-PositionsInBurst and the second ssb-PositionsInBurst for receiving resource information. The configuration information included in the second ssb-PositionsInBurst overrides configuration information included in the first ssb-PositionsInBurst.

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


HARQ design for high performance wireless backhaul
Patent No. 10652003 

Inventor(s): Jun Yao (Shanghai, , CN), June Chul Roh (Allen, TX), Pierre Bertrand (Antibes, , FR)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14876690 on 10/06/2015 (1680 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of operating a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes receiving respective downlink transmissions at N second transceivers from a first transceiver, where N is a positive integer greater than 1. The reception acknowledgement signals by the N second transceivers are combined into a single reception acknowledgement signal and transmitted to the first transceiver.

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


Integrated circuits and transponder circuitry with shared modulation capacitor for 3D transponder uplink modulation
Patent No. 10652058 

Inventor(s): Ernst Georg Muellner (Munich, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16020530 on 06/27/2018 (685 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include multichannel RF transponder circuits with multiple transponder channel circuits individually connected to a corresponding antenna circuit, a configurable shared modulation capacitor, a channel switching circuit to selectively connect the modulation capacitor to a selected transponder channel circuit, and a modulation circuit to selectively change the capacitance value of the modulation capacitor between two or more values according to a modulation control signal to transmit uplink data using the selected transponder channel circuit.

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


Facilitating resilient and fault tolerant asynchronous messaging
Patent No. 10652081 

Inventor(s): David Gillam (The Colony, TX), Fredrick Crable (Allen, TX), Pedro Betancourt (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16450639 on 06/24/2019 (323 days app to issue)

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

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


Toggling enhanced mode for a codec
Patent No. 10652121 

Inventor(s): Francois Caron (Montreal, , CA)
Assignee(s): GENBAND US LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15905450 on 02/26/2018 (806 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one example, a method includes processing a communication session with a first virtual machine of a plurality of virtual machines associated with a network node and monitoring packet loss on a leg of the communication session between a first endpoint and a second endpoint. The method further includes, in response to determining that the packet loss exceeds a first threshold, toggling on an enhanced mode for a codec associated with the communication session, the enhanced mode providing increased error resilience. The method further includes, in response to determining that the toggling on the enhanced mode causes the first virtual machine to exceed a processing capacity threshold, moving the communication session to a second virtual machine of the plurality of virtual machines.

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


Detection of anomalous computer behavior
Patent No. 10652257 

Inventor(s): Jing Wan (Allen, TX), Sripriya Sundararaman (Plano, TX), Taylor Smith (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15643716 on 07/07/2017 (1040 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method for detecting anomalous behavior of one or more computers in a large group of computers comprises (1) receiving log files including a plurality of entries of data regarding connections between a plurality of computers belonging to an organization and a plurality of websites outside the organization, each entry being associated with the actions of one computer, (2) applying a first plurality of algorithms to determine features of the data which may contribute to anomalous behavior of the computers, and (3) applying a second plurality of algorithms to determine which computers are behaving anomalously based upon the features.

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


Information security vulnerability assessment system
Patent No. 10652264 

Inventor(s): David Michael Steele (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15826979 on 11/30/2017 (894 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for real-time generation and deployment of specific user information security vulnerability levels based on vulnerability assessments for the user. The invention utilizes a two-component system to detect security vulnerabilities for a user, generate a coherent vulnerability level for the user in real-time, and provides user specific mitigation actions depending on each user vulnerability assessment. The first component of the system is an information threat assessment engine, which identifies and/or receives external and internal data regarding users to determine information security threats. The second component is an analytics engine, which is configured to generate vulnerability levels and specific mitigation actions for the user based on threat patterning.

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


Method and apparatus for session control support for field of view virtual reality streaming
Patent No. 10652284 

Inventor(s): Chenghao Liu (Frisco, TX), Imed Bouazizi (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15729101 on 10/10/2017 (945 days app to issue)

Abstract: A server for streaming content includes a communication interface and a processor. The communication interface is configured to communicate with a user equipment (UE). The processor is configured to determine whether the UE supports viewing direction feedback. When the UE supports viewing direction feedback, the processor generates a first portion of the content corresponding to a first field of view of the UE and transmits the first portion of the content to the UE.

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


High availability voice over internet protocol telephony
Patent No. 10652305 

Inventor(s): Luke Escude (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16104741 on 08/17/2018 (634 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is directed to processes and systems for high availability Voice Over Internet Protocol telephony. Exemplary embodiments comprise a VOIP proxy cluster in communication with an IP private branch exchange cluster in communication with a PSTN VOIP gateway cluster, all at a first call cluster locale. In exemplary configuration, nodes within each of the clusters mount a database node from the database cluster, and store and retrieve persistent telephony operation data within the database cluster. Embodiments employ the clustering mechanisms to separate telephony elements in a cluster to cluster topology. In exemplary usage, multiple physically separate call cluster locales are deployed for higher availability.

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


Method and system for transmitting data among peer stations in a decentralized manner with high channel efficiency
Patent No. 10652325 

Inventor(s): Ping Fang (Shenzhen, , CN), Yunsong Yang (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15982817 on 05/17/2018 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a first station configured to transmit data includes transmitting during a paging window, a first frame to page a second station, the first frame including an identifier associated with the second station, and generating a second frame including first timing information for a first time period to be subscribed by the first station for transmitting data to the second station, the first time period occurring after the paging window. When a third frame is received after a pre-specified short interval after transmitting the first frame, the third frame acknowledging the first frame, the method includes transmitting the second frame after the pre-specified short interval after receiving the third frame, and transmitting the data during the first time period.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Selfie mirror speaker
Patent No. 10652447 

Inventor(s): Hendra Wijaya (Arlington, TX), Marcus Pestl (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Forever Gifts, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16390178 on 04/22/2019 (386 days app to issue)

Abstract: A selfie mirror speaker may include a surface-mounted mirror that includes a module capable of capturing, broadcasting, and recording still photos, audio, and video of a user; and at least one mirror light, wherein the mirror is capable of being adjusted in height and angle for viewing, demonstrating, documenting, and sharing use and application of cosmetics, grooming techniques, skincare products, and related tools and accessories. The selfie mirror speaker includes an acoustic chamber connected to a bottom portion of the mirror, the acoustic chamber having a speaker integrated within the acoustic chamber. The acoustic chamber may include a downward-facing full-range driver on a lower end of the acoustic chamber; and a passive base isolator on an upper end of the acoustic chamber. The selfie mirror speaker may pair with at least one Bluetooth-enabled device or MP3 player.

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


Camera video recorder
Patent No. 10652503 

Inventor(s): Charles W. Dozier (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14249923 on 04/10/2014 (2224 days app to issue)

Abstract: A camera video recorder may include a housing operatively mounting a digital video camera. A digital video recorder disposed in the housing is linked to the digital video camera and records images provided by the camera. A network switch disposed in the housing provides at least one network connection, and a processor adapted to run an operating system, and control the digital video camera, digital video recorder and network switch is also disposed in the housing. The network ports may be switched, selectively providing pass-through and switched communication. The processor may be adapted to provide an Internet protocol-based interface for accessing the camera video recorder and to provide analytics. A plurality of camera video recorders may be linked in series, and at least one of the camera video recorders may be linked to a network, via network connections provided by the network switch in the camera video recorders.

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


In-layer Signal processing
Patent No. 10652529 

Inventor(s): Jordan David Lamkin (Fort Worth, TX), Kyle Martin Ringgenberg (Fort Worth, TX), Mark A. Lamkin (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15890976 on 02/07/2018 (825 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic display assembly includes a sensor array located on one side of a circuit board, an electronic display array located on an opposite side of the circuit board from the sensor array, and a logic unit layer coupled to one side of the circuit board. The logic unit layer is configured to receive first signals from the sensor array, perform at least one operation on the received first signals to create second signals, and transmit the second signals to the electronic display array. The first signals are communicated using a particular signal protocol and correspond to light captured by sensor pixels of the sensor array. The second signals are communicated using the particular signal protocol of the first signals and are operable to instruct the electronic display array to display light corresponding to the light captured by the plurality of sensor pixels.

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


Intra block copy (IntraBC) cost estimation
Patent No. 10652574 

Inventor(s): Do-Kyoung Kwon (Allen, TX), Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16161428 on 10/16/2018 (574 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for encoding video data is provided that includes determining whether a parent coding unit of a coding unit of the video data was predicted in intra-prediction block copy (IntraBC) mode and, when the parent coding unit was not predicted in IntraBC mode: computing activity of the coding unit, determining an IntraBC coding cost of the coding unit by computing the IntraBC coding cost of the coding unit using a two dimensional (2D) search when the activity of the coding unit is not than an activity threshold, and computing the IntraBC coding cost of the coding unit using a one dimensional (1D) search; and when the activity of the coding unit is less than the activity threshold, using the IntraBC coding cost to select an encoding mode, and encoding the coding unit using the selected encoding mode.

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


Optimized edge order for de-blocking filter
Patent No. 10652582 

Inventor(s): Mullangi Venkata Ratna Reddy (Bengaluru, , IN), Niraj Nandan (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ebby Abraham (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15871713 on 01/15/2018 (848 days app to issue)

Abstract: A de-blocking filter includes a reconstructed memory that is configured to store reconstructed pixels corresponding to a current macroblock of a video image to be filtered. The current macroblock includes a set of sub-blocks, each sub-block having horizontal edges and vertical edges. An internal pixel buffer in the de-blocking filter is configured to store pixels corresponding to the set of sub-blocks from the reconstructed memory, and to store partially filtered pixels corresponding to a set of partially filtered macroblocks. An edge order controller in the de-blocking filter is configured to load the pixels corresponding to the set of sub-blocks into a filter engine from the internal pixel buffer, to filter the set of sub-blocks, such that, at least one horizontal edge is filtered before filtering all vertical edges of the set of sub-blocks.

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


Method and device for ranking and geographically grouping inbuilding sectors
Patent No. 10652699 

Inventor(s): Derrick Shane Poer (Fort Worth, TX), Fahad Khan (McKinney, TX), Gunjan Thakkar (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizion Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16425080 on 05/29/2019 (349 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system may receive geographic data including analytics information relating to a geographic region of a network; receive user equipment data including analytics information relating to one or more user equipment of the network; receive node data including analytics information corresponding to one or more nodes of the network; and associate the user equipment data and the node data with the geographic data; identify a coverage index for the geographic region based on the geographic data and the associated user equipment data. The system may identify a capacity index for the geographic region based on the geographic data and the associated node data; determine a regional score for the geographic region based on the coverage index and the capacity index; generate a recommendation to service the geographic region based on the regional score; and perform an action based on the recommendation.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method of application data switching between a device in a wireless PAN mesh network and a virtual ethernet interface
Patent No. 10652713 

Inventor(s): Jun Xu (Cupertino, CA), Ravi Chuppala (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15439642 on 02/22/2017 (1175 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method for application data switching comprises receiving, by one or more processors of a computer, an application data packet received from an application running on the computer; determining, by the one or more processors and from the application data packet, an Ethernet destination of the application data packet; based on the determined Ethernet destination, identifying, by the one or more processors, a destination on a wireless personal area network (WPAN); accessing, by the one or more processors, a payload of the application data packet; creating, by the one or more processors, a WPAN data packet that includes the identified destination on the WPAN and at least a portion of the payload from the application data packet; and transmitting, by the one or more processors, the WPAN data packet to the identified destination on the WPAN via a WPAN interface.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Restoring local control of a radio head unit in a motor vehicle when a wireless call is placed on hold
Patent No. 10652715 

Inventor(s): Loren S. Adell (Sunnyvale, TX), Michael Adell (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): TRIGROUP TECHNOLOGIES, LTD. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16273088 on 02/11/2019 (456 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for restoring local control to at least portions of a radio head unit in a motor vehicle when communication between a personal cellular (wireless) telephone, which has been paired with the radio head unit, and a telephone of a remote party is placed ”on-hold” while both telephones are ”off-hook”. Also a disclosed is a method for re-programming the radio head unit by a special ”app” in a personal cellular (wireless) telephone.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Methods, systems, and products for security services
Patent No. 10652720 

Inventor(s): Robert Best (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Scott P. Zimmerman, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15989235 on 05/25/2018 (718 days app to issue)

Abstract: Security systems are warned of earthquakes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. When an early warning system detects a natural disaster, the early warning system alerts a central server. The early warning system alerts the central server to the natural event and its associated geographic area. The central server may then consult a database and determine the security systems operating in a vicinity of the geographic area experiencing the natural event. The central server may thus warn the security systems of the natural event. The security systems may then implement pre-programmed procedures to protect life and property during earthquakes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters.

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


Apparatus and method for radio resource management for high reliability and low latency traffic
Patent No. 10652759 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Nathan Edward Tenny (Poway, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15139155 on 04/26/2016 (1477 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments are provided for managing and mitigation contention of high reliability and low latency transmissions in wireless communications networks. According to an embodiment, a network entity indicates a first grant to a first device associated with a first service. The first grant includes a first resource for transmitting for the first service and a second resource for retransmitting for the first service. The network entity also indicates a second grant to a second device associated with a second service. The second grant includes the first resource for transmitting for the second service and a third resource for retransmitting for the second service. A third grant is also indicated to a third device associated with a third service. The third grant includes the first resource for transmitting for the third service. The first service and the second service have higher transmission reliability and latency requirements than the third service.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Small cell mobility with dual/multi connectivity
Patent No. 10652795 

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: 15567684 on 04/12/2016 (1491 days app to issue)

Abstract: There are provided measures for improvements in small cell mobility with dual/multi connectivity. Such measures exemplarily comprise terminating at least one control plane signaling connection from said terminal for said at least first network access entity and second network access entity, maintaining a terminal related access stratum context commonly for radio accesses of said terminal to said at least first network access entity and second network access entity, and initiating switching of said radio access of said terminal from said first network access entity to said second network access entity for user plane data transfer with said control plane signaling connection for said second network access entity being applied unchanged, thereby providing, in a control plane for a terminal, connection management for at least a first network access entity and a second network access entity, wherein said at least first network access entity and second network access entity providing radio access for user plane data transfer for said terminal, wherein said terminal being capable of having radio access to said at least first network access entity and second network access entity for user plane data transfer.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for power saving signal design in NR
Patent No. 10652826 

Inventor(s): Hongbo Si (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16360883 on 03/21/2019 (418 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) for power saving is provided. The method comprises receiving, from a serving cell, a set of configurations, receiving a power saving signal (PoSS) from a first downlink channel based on the received set of configurations, acquiring a first part of information for power saving from the PoSS, receiving, based on the received set of configurations, a second downlink channel that is a control channel, and acquiring a second part of information for the power saving from the received second downlink channel.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Signal conditioning to mitigate interference impacting wireless communication links in radio access networks
Patent No. 10652835 

Inventor(s): Pablo Tacconi (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): ISCO International, LLC (Schaumburg, IL)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15603851 on 05/24/2017 (1084 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that incorporates aspects of the subject disclosure may perform operations including, for example, receiving, via an antenna, a signal generated by a communication device, detecting an interference in the signal, the interference generated by one or more transmitters unassociated with the communication device, and the interference determined from signal characteristics associated with a signaling protocol used by the one or more transmitters, and performing signal conditioning on the signal to reduce the interference. Other embodiments are disclosed.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


NLOS wireless backhaul uplink communication
Patent No. 10652867 

Inventor(s): June Chul Roh (Allen, TX), Mohamed Farouk Mansour (Richardson, TX), Pierre Bertrand (Antibes, , FR), Srinath Hosur (Plano, TX), Vijay Pothukuchi (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16156153 on 10/10/2018 (580 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for uplink (UL) wireless backhaul communication at a wireless backhaul remote unit in a radio access network comprising receiving a configuration for radio frames and a transmission schedule through a downlink (DL) physical layer broadcast channel, wherein the transmission schedule comprises a transmission allocation for the remote unit, generating a UL data frame, wherein generating the UL data frame comprises performing forward error correction (FEC) encoding on a data bit stream to generate a plurality of FEC codewords, wherein performing the FEC encoding comprises performing Reed Solomon (RS) encoding on the data bit stream to generate a plurality of RS codewords, performing byte interleaving on the RS codewords, and performing Turbo encoding on the byte interleaved RS codewords to generate one or more Turbo codewords, wherein each Turbo codeword is encoded from more than one RS codeword, and transmitting the UL data frame according to the transmission allocation.

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


Base station apparatus, mobile station apparatus, method for mapping a response signal, and method for determining a response signal resource
Patent No. 10652920 

Inventor(s): Akihiko Nishio (Kanagawa, , JP), Alexander Golitschek Edler Von Elbwart (Darnstadt, , DE), Masaru Fukuoka (Ishikawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15097560 on 04/13/2016 (1490 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a radio communication base station device which can obtain a maximum frequency diversity effect of a downstream line control channel. The device includes: an RB allocation unit ([b]101[/b]) which allocates upstream line resource blocks continuous on the frequency axis for respective radio communication mobile stations by the frequency scheduling and generates allocation information indicating which upstream line resource block has been allocated to which radio communication mobile station device; and an arrangement unit ([b]109[/b]) which arranges a response signal to the radio communication mobile station device in the downstream line control channels distributed/arranged on the frequency axis while being correlated to the continuous upstream line resource blocks according to the allocation information.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Communicating with a wireless device via at least two access nodes
Patent No. 10652951 

Inventor(s): Ankur Sharma (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Sprint Spectrum L.P. (Overland Park, KS)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15902350 on 02/22/2018 (810 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and processing nodes for communicating with a wireless device via at least two access nodes include receiving, at a gateway node, data addressed to a first network address of the wireless device, transmitting, via a donor access node, a first portion of the data within a first bearer addressed to a second network address of the wireless device, and transmitting, via a relay access node wirelessly coupled to the donor access node, a second portion of the data within a second bearer addressed to a third network address of the wireless device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Thermoelectric device cooling system
Patent No. 10652993 

Inventor(s): Joshua E. Moczygemba (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): II-VI DELAWARE, INC. (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: Maschoff Brennan (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14996076 on 01/14/2016 (1580 days app to issue)

Abstract: A thermoelectric cooling system includes at least one thermoelectric cooling module and an electronic circuit. The at least one thermoelectric cooling module is arranged in at least one zone. The electronic circuit is electrically coupled to at least one of the thermoelectric cooling modules. Each of the thermoelectric cooling modules includes a first plate, a sink, a plurality of thermoelectric elements, and a second plate. The thermoelectric elements are coupled to the first plate and the second plate. The first plate is arranged to be thermally coupled to a first surface. The sink is arranged to be thermally coupled to an environment and is configured to dissipate heat by evaporating a liquid from the sink to the environment. The second plate is arranged to be thermally coupled to the sink.

[H05K] PRINTED CIRCUITS; CASINGS OR CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS OF ELECTRIC APPARATUS; MANUFACTURE OF ASSEMBLAGES OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS (details of instruments or comparable details of other apparatus not otherwise provided for G12B; thin-film or thick-film circuits H01L 27/01, H01L 27/13; non-printed means for electric connections to or between printed circuits H01R; casings for, or constructional details of, particular types of apparatus, see the relevant subclasses; processes involving only a single technical art, e.g. heating, spraying, for which provision exists elsewhere, see the relevant classes)


Vapor management system for a liquid immersion cooling system
Patent No. 10653043 

Inventor(s): Jacob Mertel (Plano, TX), John David Enright (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TMGCore, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16576405 on 09/19/2019 (236 days app to issue)

Abstract: A two-phase liquid immersion cooling system is described in which heat generating computer components cause a dielectric fluid in its liquid phase to vaporize. The system includes a vapor management system which can condense the vapor back into a liquid phase to cool the computer components. Using a pressure controlled vessel and pressure controller, the disclosed system may be operated at less than ambient pressure.

[H05K] PRINTED CIRCUITS; CASINGS OR CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS OF ELECTRIC APPARATUS; MANUFACTURE OF ASSEMBLAGES OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS (details of instruments or comparable details of other apparatus not otherwise provided for G12B; thin-film or thick-film circuits H01L 27/01, H01L 27/13; non-printed means for electric connections to or between printed circuits H01R; casings for, or constructional details of, particular types of apparatus, see the relevant subclasses; processes involving only a single technical art, e.g. heating, spraying, for which provision exists elsewhere, see the relevant classes)


DESIGN PATENTS

Bodysuit
Patent No. D883614 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Kyle Miller (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Dunlap Bennett Ludwig PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29709346 on 10/14/2019 (211 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Component housing for water detection assembly
Patent No. D883814 

Inventor(s): Matthew T. Flachsbart (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): HS Labs, Inc. (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Pizarro Allen PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29683492 on 03/13/2019 (426 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Component housing for water detection assembly
Patent No. D883815 

Inventor(s): Bradly Jay Billman (Celina, TX), Cory Matheson (Celina, TX), Kade Scott (The Colony, TX), Matthew T. Flachsbart (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): HS Labs, Inc. (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Pizarro Allen PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29683493 on 03/13/2019 (426 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with graphical user interface
Patent No. D884004 

Inventor(s): Gary Blohm (Denver, CO), Mick Milnark (Denver, CO), Randy Starr (Denver, CO)
Assignee(s): OMNITRACS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29612362 on 07/31/2017 (1016 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with transitional graphical user interface
Patent No. D884005 

Inventor(s): Gary Blohm (Denver, CO), Mick Milnark (Denver, CO), Randy Starr (Denver, CO)
Assignee(s): OMNITRACS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29612376 on 07/31/2017 (1016 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with transitional graphical user interface
Patent No. D884006 

Inventor(s): Gary Blohm (Denver, CO), Mick Milnark (Denver, CO), Randy Starr (Denver, CO)
Assignee(s): OMNITRACS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Arent Fox, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29612381 on 07/31/2017 (1016 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ammunition cartridge
Patent No. D884115 

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: 29644842 on 04/20/2018 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Roof vent
Patent No. D884143 

Inventor(s): Grayson Griffin (Grand Prairie, TX), Robert B. Holland (Rowlett, TX), Rochelle D. Wellhausen-Grimm (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): AIR VENT, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Eckert Seamans Cherin Mellott, LLC (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29656532 on 07/13/2018 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Huber safety needle
Patent No. D884160 

Inventor(s): Kyle S. Adams (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): iMed Technology, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Stevens Showalter LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29681333 on 02/25/2019 (442 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Tiara
Patent No. D884274 

Inventor(s): Heather Jordan Gerety (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29658916 on 08/03/2018 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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