Dallas Invents: 133 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 17

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 13 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  Biological Innovation and Optimization Systems' bio-dimming lighting
•  CTL Medical Corporation's biomedical implants
•  Focal Therapeutics's implantable tissue marker device
•  GF-17's method for creating and sharing bots
•  Sprinkl.IO's remote wireless moisture sensors for irrigation
•  Texas Instrument's error-correcting analog-to-digital converters
•  Victor Equipment Company's automated gas cutting system
•  Alcatel Lucent's driver behavior monitoring systems

Distracted teen driver.

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Sept. 17, 2019 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

133 patents granted    
Ranked No. 13 
in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 12
FutureWei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 8
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 6
No Longer Naked Lures, LLC (Dallas) 4
VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson) 4


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Michael W. Kertz (Dallas) 4
Harish N. Venkata (Allen) 3
Daniel B. Penney (Wylie) 2
Manu J. Kurian (Dallas) 2
Margarita Khafizova (Plano) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

197 days
Instrument cluster arrangements for vehicles
Patent No.: 10414275
Assignee: Toyota Motor EnGineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano)
Inventor: Jonathan C. Hall (Ann Arbor, MI)

2,561 days
Enabling synchronicity between architectural models and operating environments
Patent No.:10417597
Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
Inventor: Romelia H. Flores (Keller)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Dual chamber container assembly
Patent No. 10413039 

Inventor(s): Tabetha Gurure (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15672986 on 08/09/2017 (769 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dual chamber container assembly includes a bottle. The bottle has a divider therein to define a first half and a second half of the bottle. The first half contains a first fluid and the second half contains a second fluid. A cap is provided and the cap is split into a primary half and a secondary half and each of the primary and secondary halves is selectively manipulated. Each of the primary half and the secondary half is removably coupled to the bottle. The primary half of the cap is aligned with the first half of the bottle and the secondary half of the cap is aligned with the second half of the bottle. A pair of brushes is each coupled to an associated one of the primary and secondary halves of the cap. Each of the brushes is manipulated to selectively apply the fluid to a surface.

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


Adjustable desk platform
Patent No. 10413053 

Inventor(s): Daniel G. Flaherty (Irving, TX), David Patton (Flower Mound, TX), Sheng C. Wang (Taichung, , TW)
Assignee(s): Varidesk, LLC (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Venable LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15869684 on 01/12/2018 (613 days app to issue)

Abstract: An adjustable desk platform can include: an upper platform defining a substantially planar work surface; a base located beneath the upper platform, the base defining a bottom surface without legs that is adapted to sit on an existing desk; first and second sets of arms coupling the upper platform to the base, wherein the first and second sets of arms are adapted for movement of the upper platform substantially in parallel with the base between a fully raised position and a fully lowered position; and a user-operable locking mechanism associated with the upper platform, the locking mechanism adapted to releasably lock the upper platform in the fully raised position, and in at least one intermediate position between the fully raised position and the fully lowered position. Other features and embodiments are discussed.

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


Magnetic tool holder
Patent No. 10413092 

Inventor(s): Stanley D Winnard (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14983995 on 12/30/2015 (1357 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a magnetic tool holder that can be secured to a pegboard. The tool holder includes at least one magnetic panel, a tool holder base including at least one base sidewall forming a closed structure, and a magnet holder for receiving the at least one magnetic panel such that, the magnet holder surrounds at least the longitudinal edges of the at least one magnetic panel leaving the top surface or surfaces of the at least one magnetic panel exposed. Further, the magnet holder is capable of being secured between the at least one base sidewall such that, the top surface or surfaces of the at least one magnetic panel and the top edge or edges of the at least one base sidewall are at the same plane level. Notably, the top surface or surfaces of the at least one magnetic panel is where tools are magnetically attached thereto.

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


Method of securing towel to a rack
Patent No. 10413135 

Inventor(s): Melissa Livingston (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15186356 on 06/17/2016 (1187 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention is a towel having a fabric base having a quadrilateral shape and a coupled first horizontal strip having a quadrilateral shape, the first horizontal strip being coupled proximate the top edge of the fabric base in a manner so as to create a loop formed by the fabric base and first horizontal strip. The invention is also a method of securing the towel to a rod, rack, bar or handle.

[A47K] SANITARY EQUIPMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (connecting to water supply or waste pipe, sinks E03C; water-closets E03D); TOILET ACCESSORIES (cosmetic equipment A45D)


Fitness systems and methods
Patent No. 10413238 

Inventor(s): Terdema Ussery, III (Dallas, TX), Tyler Clark Cooper (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): COOPER HEALTH AND FITNESS APPLICATIONS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Winston Strawn LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16164096 on 10/18/2018 (334 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention is directed to systems and methods that can determine a user”s fitness based on a single factor such as oxygen lung volume (pmVO2). A heart rate measurement is conducted on the user after the user performs a physical test specified by a fitness application of the system. The heart rate measurement is converted into a pmVO2 value and compared to pmVO2 values of other individuals. The system assigns the user a fitness grade based on the comparison result. The system further includes an artificial intelligent system that helps the user to move from a grade to a higher grade.

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


External fixation for the correction of bone deformity and trauma
Patent No. 10413328 

Inventor(s): Robert E. Wigginton (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): New Standard Device, LLC (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Greg Goshorn, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15922577 on 03/15/2018 (551 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and component parts of a system for the external fixation of bones. The component parts include fixation plates such as a C Plate, a N Plate, a J Plate, an I Plate and a K Plate. Two or more fixation plates are configured along an axis, the two or more fixation plates selected from a list, the list comprising a plurality of C Plates; a plurality of N Plates; a plurality of J Plates; and a plurality of I Plates; a plurality of telescoping adjustable struts that connect a first fixation plate along the axis with a second fixation plate of the plurality of fixation plates along the axis, wherein the first and second fixation plates are adjacent plates along the axis; and a plurality of posts, each post connecting two adjacent fixation plates of the plurality of fixation plates along the axis.

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


Surgical implant for marking soft tissue
Patent No. 10413381 

Inventor(s): Gail S. Lebovic (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): FOCAL THERAPEUTICS, INC. (Portola Valley, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13656068 on 10/19/2012 (2524 days app to issue)

Abstract: An implantable tissue marker device is provided to be placed in a soft tissue site through a surgical incision. The device can include a bioabsorbable body in the form of a spiral and defining a spheroid shape for the device, the spiral having a longitudinal axis, and turns of the spiral being spaced apart from each other in a direction along the longitudinal axis. A plurality of markers can be disposed on the body, the markers being visualizable by a radiographic imaging device. The turns of the spiral are sufficiently spaced apart to form gaps that allow soft tissue to infiltrate between the turns and to allow flexibility in the device along the longitudinal axis in the manner of a spring.

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


Intervertebral spacers and related methods and instruments
Patent No. 10413424 

Inventor(s): Chad Wayne Lewis (Layton, UT), Nathan Nelson (South Jordan, UT)
Assignee(s): CTL Medical Corporation (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Carrington, Coleman, Sloman Blumenthal, L.L.P. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16002714 on 06/07/2018 (467 days app to issue)

Abstract: Biomedical implants comprising portions made of disparate materials, such as intervertebral implants and related methods and instruments. In some embodiments, the implant may comprise a base portion comprising a first material and a secondary fastener portion comprising a second material having distinct physical properties relative to the first material. The secondary portion may wholly define a front end wall surface of the implant, and the base portion and the secondary portion may collectively define at least one of an upper surface and a lower surface of the implant.

[A61F] FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS (dental prosthetics A61C) [2006.01]


Treatment of ischemia-reperfusion injury by controlling patient temperature
Patent No. 10413444 

Inventor(s): Erik Kulstad (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ADVANCED COOLING THERAPY, INC. (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Neal, Gerber Eisenberg LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15386377 on 12/21/2016 (1000 days app to issue)

Abstract: Relatively non-invasive devices and methods for heating or cooling a patient”s body are disclosed. Devices and methods for treating ischemic conditions by inducing therapeutic hypothermia are disclosed. Devices and methods for inducing therapeutic hypothermia through esophageal cooling are disclosed. Devices and methods for operative temperature management are disclosed.

[A61F] FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS (dental prosthetics A61C) [2006.01]


Tilt-tip moldable total care bed
Patent No. 10413466 

Inventor(s): Charles David Finch, Jr. (Flower Mound, TX), Jon Yamamoto (Farmers Branch, TX), Scott Goodwin (Farmers Branch, TX)
Assignee(s): Utopix Medical, LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Adsero IP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16196999 on 11/20/2018 (301 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tilt-tip moldable bed system for the care of immobile patients is provided. The bed system may include a moldable mattress having a casing with a bladder defining an inner volume and a top compliant surface over a top surface of the bladder, the compliant surface configured to conform to a shape of a displacing structure. The bladder may be configured to hold a plurality of beads suspended in a fluid medium. The moldable mattress may be molded while inflated and maintain a resilient shape when evacuated. The system may further include a supporting frame for the moldable support structure having a laterally rigid outer rim with at least one attachment point for the moldable mattress, at least one attachment point for a netted sling, and one or more mounting tracks configured to support at least one peripheral attachment.

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


Microporous zirconium silicate for the treatment of hyperkalemia
Patent No. 10413569 

Inventor(s): Alvaro F. Guillem (Lantana, TX), Donald Jeffrey Keyser (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): ZS PHARMA, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14692287 on 04/21/2015 (1610 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to novel microporous zirconium silicate compositions that are formulated to remove toxins, e.g. potassium ions, from the gastrointestinal tract at an elevated rate without causing undesirable side effects. The preferred formulations are designed avoid increase in pH of urine in patients and/or avoid potential entry of particles into the bloodstream of the patient. Also disclosed is a method for preparing high purity crystals of UZSi-9 exhibiting an enhanced level of potassium exchange capacity. These compositions are particularly useful in the therapeutic treatment of hyperkalemia.

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


Cardiac myofibril induction
Patent No. 10413617 

Inventor(s): Andrei Kochegarov (Commerce, TX), Larry F. Lemanski (Commerce, TX)
Assignee(s): The Texas AM University System (College Station, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15034484 on 11/06/2014 (1776 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and products for altering or promoting the development of heart tissue are disclosed. The methods include the use of nucleic acids of cardiogenic inducing factor for treating a subject having heart disease.

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


Apparatus, system and method for manipulating a surgical catheter and working device with a single hand
Patent No. 10413714 

Inventor(s): Ford Albritton, IV (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Bell Nunnally Martin LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14691438 on 04/20/2015 (1611 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that include a guide catheter apparatus insertable through a external body passage of a subject. The guide catheter apparatus includes a substantially rigid shaft and a handle. The shaft has a proximal opening, a distal opening, and a lumen extending between the proximal opening and the distal opening. The handle has a structure to allow a position of the guide catheter to be controlled by some or all of three fingers of one hand of an operator of the handle. The structure of the handle is adapted to permit the operator to position a thumb and index finger of the hand to manipulate a working device inserted into the lumen of the guide catheter, where the working device is manipulable via a portion of the working device immediately adjacent to the handle.

[A61M] DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY (introducing media into or onto the bodies of animals A61D 7/00; means for inserting tampons A61F 13/26; devices for administering food or medicines orally A61J; containers for collecting, storing or administering blood or medical fluids A61J 1/05); DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY (surgery A61B; chemical aspects of surgical articles A61L; magnetotherapy using magnetic elements placed within the body A61N 2/10); DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR [5]


Modifiable boomerang
Patent No. 10413793 

Inventor(s): John Tong (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Wang Law Firm, Inc. (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16228667 on 12/20/2018 (271 days app to issue)

Abstract: A modifiable boomerang comprises of a pair of wing blades which have a curved top surface and a flat bottom surface. The wings are connected together by a pivot bolt to form a boomerang whose angle can be adjusted to change the aerodynamics of the flying boomerang. A thrower can change the angle of a boomerang to change its flying pattern.

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


Aircraft seat mounting device
Patent No. 10414504 

Inventor(s): Martin Roderwald (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH Co. KG (Schwaebisch Hall, , DE)
Law Firm: Posz Law Group, PLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15104678 on 12/16/2014 (1736 days app to issue)

Abstract: The intermediate element is arranged rotatably with respect to the carrier profile at least in case of crash/deformation.

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


 

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

Return bend ringing system and method
Patent No. 10414006 

Inventor(s): Kenneth Ray Lamb (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Arrow Fabricated Tubing, Inc. (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15264370 on 09/13/2016 (1099 days app to issue)

Abstract: A return bend ringing apparatus includes a ring station configured to receive a pair of rings and a pair of pins configured to move between a retracted position and an extended position. Each pin includes a tapered end and a shoulder. The pins in the retracted position are configured not to engage the rings, and the pins in the extended position are configured to engage the rings with each pin extending through one of the rings. A gripper is configured to grip and move a return bend into an engagement position in which the return bend engages the shoulder of each pin.

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


Robotic dolly transfer systems having floating couplings
Patent No. 10414040 

Inventor(s): Alinine R. Ngosi (Lexington, KY), Keith J. Wells (Evansville, IN), Shigeo Akiyama (Union, KY)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15874571 on 01/18/2018 (607 days app to issue)

Abstract: A robotic dolly transfer system configured to transport dollies includes a full dolly transfer system and an empty dolly transfer system. The full dolly transfer system and the empty dolly transfer system individually include a rail assembly and a carriage. The carriage is slidably attached to the rail assembly and includes a bottom surface that has a post extending outwardly. The rail assembly includes a rail actuator assembly having an actuator and a receiver attached to the actuator. The receiver includes an opening that receives the post such that the post floats within the opening to permit the carriage to move a predetermined amount independent from the receiver. The actuator is configured to displace the receiver such that receiver contacts the post to slide the carriage with respect to the rail assembly. A end effector is pivotally connected to a transfer arm assembly and is configured to engage the dolly.

[B25J] MANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES (robotic devices for individually picking fruits, vegetables, hops or the like A01D 46/30; needle manipulators for surgery A61B 17/062; manipulators associated with rolling mills B21B 39/20; manipulators associated with forging machines B21J 13/10; means for holding wheels or parts thereof B60B 30/00; cranes B66C; arrangements for handling fuel or other materials which are used within nuclear reactors G21C 19/00; structural combination of manipulators with cells or rooms shielded against radiation G21F 7/06) [5]


Method and a data processing system for simulating and handling of anti-collision management for an area of a production plant
Patent No. 10414047 

Inventor(s): Alexander Greenberg (Rehovot, , IL), Moshe Schwimmer (Ramat-Gan, , IL), Per-Olof Aberg (Yngsjo, , SE)
Assignee(s): Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Lempia Summerfield Katz LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14868159 on 09/28/2015 (1450 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and data processing systems for a simulation and handling of anti-collision management for an area of a production plant performed by a data processing system are provided. At least one robot performing robotic operations and at least one human performing human operations are at least partially operated simultaneously in the same area, and collision events are identified and remedied.

[B25J] MANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES (robotic devices for individually picking fruits, vegetables, hops or the like A01D 46/30; needle manipulators for surgery A61B 17/062; manipulators associated with rolling mills B21B 39/20; manipulators associated with forging machines B21J 13/10; means for holding wheels or parts thereof B60B 30/00; cranes B66C; arrangements for handling fuel or other materials which are used within nuclear reactors G21C 19/00; structural combination of manipulators with cells or rooms shielded against radiation G21F 7/06) [5]


Dynamically configurable tonneau cover
Patent No. 10414256 

Inventor(s): Mark Minelli (Dexter, MI), Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, MI), Scott P. Robison (Dexter, 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: 15611853 on 06/02/2017 (837 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to a tonneau cover for a bed of a truck. In one embodiment, the tonneau cover includes a set of panels that span a width of the bed between at least two mounting rails that are attached to sidewalls of the bed. The set of panels detachably connect to the mounting rails at attachment points within the mounting rails and are at least partially supported by the attachment points. Individual panels within the set of panels connect with adjacent ones of the set of panels through a detachable hinge within opposing sides. The individual panels connect to the mounting rails through retractable pins that extend from opposing ends.

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


Vehicle hail cover system and method of use
Patent No. 10414260 

Inventor(s): Thomas Marsh (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15806040 on 11/07/2017 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle cover includes an elongated elastic body having a plurality of tubular channels extending parallel to each other and in gaseous communication with each other; a plurality of horizontal straps extending parallel to each other and running perpendicular to the plurality of tubular channels; a first strap and a second strap secured to the body and configured to intersect with each other at a center of the body; a hole extending through a thickness of the body and configured to receive an antenna of the vehicle therethrough; and a pump secured to the body and configured to drive air into the plurality of horizontal straps.

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


Automatic hazard light systems and methods
Patent No. 10414334 

Inventor(s): Katsumi Nagata (Foster City, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton, LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15836026 on 12/08/2017 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods of automatically operating a vehicle”s hazards lights are provided. The speed of vehicle can be determined. When the speed of the vehicle is compared to an expected speed of the vehicle given various operating conditions, e.g., the output of the vehicle”s engine (engine RPM) or motor (motor rotation), is slower than expected, it is assumed that the vehicle is towing a load. When the vehicle is towing a load and is also traveling at a speed that is substantially slower than the flow of traffic, a current speed limit, etc., a determination can be made to automatically activate the vehicle”s hazard lights. Alternatively, even if the vehicle is towing a load, but is traveling at a speed that does not warrant activation of the vehicle”s hazard lights, the hazard lights may be automatically deactivated.

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


Bumper cover retainers including integral attachments that retain a bumper cover to the bumper cover retainer
Patent No. 10414365 

Inventor(s): Cory S. Davenport (Lincoln Park, MI), Nora Arellano (Lincoln Park, 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: 15823187 on 11/27/2017 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle may include a bumper assembly that includes a bumper cover, and a bumper cover retainer. The bumper cover retainer may further include an integrally formed fastening feature that is integral with the bumper cover retainer and that folds over the bumper cover to connect the bumper cover to the bumper cover retainer.

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


Auto rack car conversions and deck adjustments
Patent No. 10414413 

Inventor(s): Kenneth W. Huck (Fairview, TX), Victor M. Mankarious (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): TRINITY NORTH AMERICAN FREIGHT CAR, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15206636 on 07/11/2016 (1163 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for transporting vehicles includes a railcar, a deck, a fastener, a screw, and a travelling nut. The deck is positioned within the railcar and is for supporting a plurality of vehicles. The fastener is coupled to the deck and operable to couple the deck to a wall of the railcar. The fastener prevents a vertical position of the deck within the railcar to be adjusted when the deck is coupled to the wall by the fastener. The screw is coupled to the railcar and the travelling nut is operably coupled to the screw. The travelling nut is operable to adjust a vertical position of the deck within the railcar as a position of the travelling nut on the screw changes when the screw is turned.

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


Asset failure prediction with location uncertainty
Patent No. 10414416 

Inventor(s): Dhaivat P. Parikh (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13962287 on 08/08/2013 (2231 days app to issue)

Abstract: Geo-defect repair modeling with location uncertainty is provided. A method includes logically dividing a railroad network into segments each of a specified length. The method also includes identifying, via a computer processor, geo-defects and approximated locations of the geo-defects occurring at each inspection run for each of the segments. The method also includes calculating, via the computer processor, a rate of increase in amplitude of each of the geo-defects for each of the segments between inspection runs, determining a correlation of the geo-defects between the inspection runs as a function of the approximated locations, and predicting a deterioration rate for each of the geo-defects based on the calculating.

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


Tiltrotor articulated wing extension
Patent No. 10414483 

Inventor(s): Brent Chadwick Ross (Flower Mound, TX), Steven Ray Ivans (Ponder, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15271721 on 09/21/2016 (1091 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft has a wing, a pylon carried by the wing, at least one of a rotor system component and a drive system component disposed within the pylon, and a wing extension carried by the at least one of a rotor system component and drive system component, wherein the wing extension is foldable relative to the pylon to selectively reduce an overall space occupied by the aircraft.

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


Aircraft having rotor-to-wing conversion capabilities
Patent No. 10414492 

Inventor(s): Daniel Bryan Robertson (Fort Worth, TX), Frank Bradley Stamps (Fort Worth, TX), Kirk Landon Groninga (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15251128 on 08/30/2016 (1113 days app to issue)

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

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


Reinforced container
Patent No. 10414539 

Inventor(s): James Brian Patterson (Waxahachie, TX)
Assignee(s): Georgia-Pacific Corrugated LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16004654 on 06/11/2018 (463 days app to issue)

Abstract: A reinforced container includes first, second and third panels, the first and second panels having a first fold line therebetween, the first and third panels having a second fold line therebetween, the first and second panels being disposed parallel to the z-axis, the third panel being disposed orthogonal to the z-axis, and the first fold line defining a first corner oriented parallel to the z-axis. A strength enhancing feature is disposed at the top of the first corner with a continuous planar edge orthogonal to the z-axis. The third panel defines a top surface of the container, the planar edge of the strength enhancing feature being disposed substantially parallel with at least a portion of the top surface, and the top surface has a corner portion disposed relative to the planar edge at a distance no greater than one half thickness of the third panel above the planar edge.

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


Graphene coated particles, their method of manufacture, and use
Patent No. 10414658 

Inventor(s): Stephen Jeffery Gorton (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): Millman Systems LLC (Harwood, MD)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15932667 on 02/15/2017 (944 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a composition of matter comprising a biologically active substance bound to a graphene-coated dielectric-core particle, and methods for making and using the same.

[B82Y] SPECIFIC USES OR APPLICATIONS OF NANOSTRUCTURES; MEASUREMENT OR ANALYSIS OF NANOSTRUCTURES; MANUFACTURE OR TREATMENT OF NANOSTRUCTURES [2011.01]


Roofing material
Patent No. 10415247 

Inventor(s): Margie A. Beerer (Ennis, TX), Matti Kiik (Richardson, TX), Paul G. Wilson (Waxahachie, TX)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15811988 on 11/14/2017 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: A roofing material is provided having an asphalt-coated mat or felt made up of or in combinations of fiberglass, polyester, nylon, cotton, cellulosic fibers or materials, polyethylene, polypropylene, co-polymers, melamine, phenolic, acrylics, polycarbonate, carbon fiber, clay, metallic in woven, non-woven, strands or sheets, styrene compounds, rubber, silk, leather, or wool in a woven, non-woven, or solid form. The surfacing materials can be made up of or in combination minerals, plastic particles or film, metal particles or film, cement particles, clay particles, paints, coatings, glass, ceramics, wood, wood fiber, or composite materials.

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


Automated gas cutting system with auxiliary torch
Patent No. 10420200 

Inventor(s): Christopher Conway (Wilmot, NH), Daniel Barnett (Plainfield, NH), David A. Tatham (Enfield, NH), Dirk Ott (Canaan, NH), Douglass A. Demers (Enfield, NH), Jake Brandis (Enfield, NH), Kevin Horner-Richardson (West Lebanon,
Assignee(s): Victor Equipment Company (Denton, TX)
Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14809359 on 07/27/2015 (1513 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automated plasma cutting system is provided that includes a positioning system mounted to a support, an automated plasma arc torch mounted to the positioning system, and at least one power supply operatively connected to the automated plasma arc torch. The power supply may provide electrical power and fluid flow to the automated plasma arc torch for operation. The system further includes a controller in communication with the automated plasma arc torch and the power supply, and an auxiliary plasma arc torch operatively connected to the power supply, wherein the power supply provides electrical power and fluid flow to both the automated plasma arc torch and the auxiliary plasma arc torch. The automated plasma arc torch may process the workpiece to generate a set of features, while the auxiliary plasma arc torch may process/cut a residual framework of the workpiece remaining after formation of the set of features.

[B23K] SOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM (making metal-coated products by extruding metal B21C 23/22; building up linings or coverings by casting B22D 19/08; casting by dipping B22D 23/04; manufacture of composite layers by sintering metal powder B22F 7/00; arrangements on machine tools for copying or controlling B23Q; covering metals or covering materials with metals, not otherwise provided for C23C; burners F23D)


 

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

Extruded lightweight thermal insulating cement-based materials
Patent No. 10414692 

Inventor(s): Evan R. Daniels (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Intellectual Gorilla GmbH (Sempach Station, , CH)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14785968 on 04/24/2014 (1972 days app to issue)

Abstract: An extrudable cement-based material is formed from a mixture that includes cement in the range of about 40 to 90% by wet weight percent, a lightweight expanded aggregate in the range of about 10 to 60% by wet weight percent, a secondary material in the range of about 0.1 to 50% by wet weight percent, a reinforcement fiber in the range of about 1 to 20% by wet weight percent, a rheology modifying agent in the range of about 0.5 to 10% by wet weight percent, a retarder in the range of about 0.1 to 8% by wet weight percent, and water in the range of 10 to 60% of a total wet material weight.

[C04B] LIME; MAGNESIA; SLAG; CEMENTS; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF, e.g. MORTARS, CONCRETE OR LIKE BUILDING MATERIALS; ARTIFICIAL STONE; CERAMICS (devitrified glass-ceramics C03C 10/00); REFRACTORIES (alloys based on refractory metals C22C); TREATMENT OF NATURAL STONE [4]


Multifunctional polyamides for protective coatings
Patent No. 10414855 

Inventor(s): Charles Uchenna Uzoezie (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): HUNTSMAN ADVANCED MATERIALS AMERICAS LLC (The Woodlands, TX)
Law Firm: Huntsman Advanced Materials Americas LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15308128 on 05/13/2015 (1588 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a curing agent component for a curable resin which includes a multifunctional polyamide obtained from the reaction of a polyamine and a polycarboxylic acid. The curing agent component may be used as part of a two component curable system for the curing of curable resins including epoxy resins.

[C08G] MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS OBTAINED OTHERWISE THAN BY REACTIONS ONLY INVOLVING CARBON-TO-CARBON UNSATURATED BONDS (fermentation or enzyme-using processes to synthesise a desired chemical compound or composition or to separate optical isomers from a racemic mixture C12P) [2]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Seals for closet collars
Patent No. 10415224 

Inventor(s): Michael J. Schuster (Shorewood, IL)
Assignee(s): Danco, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15791950 on 10/24/2017 (693 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various embodiments, an apparatus includes a toilet horn receptacle having an upper end and a lower end. A sealing rim is positioned at an upper end of the toilet horn receptacle, and at least a portion of the sealing rim extends inwardly from the upper end of the toilet horn receptacle towards a center axis of the sealing rim. A funnel extends from the lower end of the toilet horn receptacle, and a channel wall circumscribes the toilet horn receptacle. The channel wall and at least the toilet horn receptacle form a continuous annular receptacle. A foam sealing component is disposed in the continuous annular receptacle such that an inner wall of the foam sealing component circumscribes the toilet horn receptacle and such that the channel wall circumscribes at least a portion of an outer wall of the foam sealing component.

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


Downhole mechanical percussive hammer drill assembly
Patent No. 10415314 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Holly (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15580248 on 07/08/2015 (1532 days app to issue)

Abstract: A modular, mechanical percussive hammer assembly may be used with drill strings, wireline cable, and coiled tubing. Rotation of a splined driveshaft by downhole electric, hydraulic or mud motor rotates a downwardly-biased hammer and drill body rotatively captured within a upwardly-biased stationary anvil. A bit is carried by the drill body. The hammer contacts and rotates along a cammed control surface of the anvil as the driveshaft is rotated. Interaction between the cammed control surface and the hammer operated to create an axial impact force that is transmitted to the drill body and drill bit.

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


Flow guides for regulating pressure change in hydraulically-actuated downhole tools
Patent No. 10415334 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14910096 on 12/31/2013 (2086 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and apparatuses for actuating a tool downhole in a wellbore are presented. In one instance, a system includes a hydraulic tool to generate a hydrostatic pressure in a first chamber using a hydraulic fluid. The hydraulic fluid the first chamber is transmitted through a fluid-flow path to a second chamber, which is at lower pressure. The fluid-flow path contains at least one fluid-flow restrictor to cause the flow of the hydraulic fluid to follow a rotational path. A frangible member may be disposed within the fluid-flow path to occlude the path until pressure of the hydraulic fluid exceeds a threshold value.

[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]


Perforating gun rapid fluid inrush prevention device
Patent No. 10415353 

Inventor(s): Allan Zhong (Plano, TX), Christopher C. Hoelscher (Arlington, TX), Richard Ellis Robey (Mansfield, TX), Wesley Neil Ludwig (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15028895 on 05/06/2015 (1595 days app to issue)

Abstract: A perforating gun apparatus for use in a wellbore comprising at least one explosive component and a disintegration-resistant porous material. The disintegration-resistant porous material minimizes fluid shock propagation from a perforated reservoir resulting from the inrush of fluid and debris. A system and method of minimizing fluid shock propagation effects in a perforating gun apparatus using a disintegration-resistant porous material to attenuate fluid pressure waves during a perforation operation in a subterranean well.

[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

 

Automated operation of wellsite pumping equipment
Patent No. 10415562 

Inventor(s): Edwin Guy Faught (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (Sugar Land, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16063329 on 12/19/2016 (1002 days app to issue)

Abstract: Automated operation of well site pumping equipment, including generating a mathematical belief model for maintaining an interrelationship between flow rate achievable by a pump unit discharge pressure of the pump unit, and probability of achieving the flow rate at corresponding discharge pressure. Speed of the pump unit is controlled to achieve a target speed based on a flow rate set-point and the mathematical belief model and updating the mathematical belief model at least while the target speed is achieved. Updating the mathematical belief model may include increasing the probability of achieving the flow rate set-point when actual flow rate of the pump unit is not less than the flow rate set-point and decreasing the probability of achieving the flow rate set-point when the actual flow rate of the pump unit is less than the flow rate set-point.

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


Method and apparatus for part-load optimized refrigeration system with integrated intertwined row split condenser coil
Patent No. 10415856 

Inventor(s): Colin Clara (Frisco, TX), Eric Chanthalangsy (Carrollton, TX), Eric Perez (Hickory Creek, TX), Walter Davis, II (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15479576 on 04/05/2017 (895 days app to issue)

Abstract: A condenser system that includes a first compressor and a second compressor. An upper coil and a de-superheater coil are fluidly coupled to the first compressor. The upper coil, the de-superheater coil, and the first compressor define a first compressor circuit. A lower coil is fluidly coupled to the second compressor. The lower coil and the second compressor define a second compressor circuit. The upper coil and the de-superheater coil together utilize an entire heat-transfer surface area.

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


Pressure relief facility for refrigeration appliances
Patent No. 10415870 

Inventor(s): Bennett Karl Langlotz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Langlotz Patent Trademark Works, LLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15267569 on 09/16/2016 (1096 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pressure relief facility for a refrigeration appliance with a body defining a chamber and having a peripheral rim, the appliance having a door with a peripheral gasket operable between an open position in which the gasket is away from the rim and a closed position in which the gasket sealably contacts the rim. The relief facility includes a planar body having opposed major faces and having opposed first and second peripheral edges. The body has a number of passages adjacent to each other, each passage having a first opening at the first peripheral edge, and a second opening at the second peripheral edge. An adhesive element is attached on one of the major faces adapted to secure the body to the rim of the appliance body in registration with to the gasket with the first openings in communication with the chamber, and the second openings in communication with ambient air. The planar body may be an elongated rectangular piece of corrugated plastic, with the passages running transverse to the length.

[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)


Polymer ammunition cartridge having a three-piece primer insert
Patent No. 10415943 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16123259 on 09/06/2018 (376 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a polymeric ammunition cartridge comprising: a three piece primer insert; a substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body extending about the three piece primer insert, wherein the substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body comprises: a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end coupling element at a first end of the substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body opposite a substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end connected by a powder chamber, wherein the substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end extends over the substantially cylindrical coupling element and covers an circumferential surface of the primer flash hole aperture; and a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end upper portion comprising a bullet-end coupling element connected to the substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end coupling element opposite a projectile aperture adapted to engage a bullet.

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


Solid-state overvoltage firing switch
Patent No. 10415945 

Inventor(s): Thomas Earl Burky (Mansfield, TX), Thomas Jeffrey Wuensche (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15510267 on 10/10/2014 (1803 days app to issue)

Abstract: An assembly can include solid-state overvoltage firing switch operable to control an explosive device. The solid-state overvoltage firing switch can include a substrate layer. The solid-state overvoltage firing switch can also include a conductive anode and a conductive cathode positioned on the substrate layer. A gap can physically separate the conductive anode from the conductive cathode. The conductive anode can be operable to receive a voltage from a power source. The solid-state overvoltage firing switch can further include an insulator layer adjacent to the conductive anode and the conductive cathode. At least part of the insulator layer can fill the gap. The insulator layer can cover a first portion of the conductive anode and a second portion of the conductive cathode.

[F42D] BLASTING (fuses, e.g. fuse cords, C06C 5/00; blasting cartridges F42B 3/00)


Handrail mountable wireless components installation apparatus and method
Patent No. 10418682 

Inventor(s): William C. Anderson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): AMPTHINK, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: AmpThink, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15823369 on 11/27/2017 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: An enclosure mountable to a handrail is described wherein the enclosure includes a first shell portion and a second shell portion that can be coupled. When coupled, a cavity is formed between the shell portions and may receive electronic components such as antennas, wireless network access points, etc. A transverse bore is formed in each of two ends of the enclosure such that the bore fits around a portion of a handrail when the shell portions are coupled. In addition to the transfer bore, a third bore opening is formed in a lower edge of the enclosure such that a first end of a substantially vertical support may be received into the third bore opening and a second end of the substantially vertical support may be connected to a stable surface disposed beneath the enclosure.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Channel selection interface for a vehicle
Patent No. 10414274 

Inventor(s): Sean L. Helm (Saline, 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: 14554285 on 11/26/2014 (1756 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein is inter alia a channel selection interface includes a plurality of sectors, each of the sectors including a number of tunable service identifiers divided by the plurality of sectors, and a plurality of channel markers that separate the plurality of sectors. The channel selection interface provides an even allocation of channels for a gesture recognition interface.

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


Method and apparatus for tilt sensing using eccentric motor
Patent No. 10415965 

Inventor(s): Stephen John Fedigan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14505543 on 10/03/2014 (1810 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, apparatus and methods are presented for sensing or estimating a tilt angle, in which a current flowing in an eccentric mass motor is sensed, and a detector circuit assesses the amplitude of a synchronous component of the motor current and provides an output signal or value indicating a tilt angle relative to a gravitational axis at least partially according to the amplitude of the synchronous component of the motor current.

[G01C] MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY (measuring liquid level G01F; radio navigation, determining distance or velocity by use of propagation effects, e.g. Doppler effect, propagation time, of radio waves, analogous arrangements using other waves G01S)


Integration of hours of service and navigation
Patent No. 10415988 

Inventor(s): Gene Emory (San Diego, CA), Jon Van Winkle (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): OMNITRACS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14794601 on 07/08/2015 (1532 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an example system, an hours of service system may be integrated with a navigation system and configured to dynamically change a driver”s route based on changing real time conditions and remaining hours of service. This system may then automatically route a driver to a new, e.g. closer, stop when necessary so that the driver and his carrier may comply with an hours of service requirement.

[G01C] MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY (measuring liquid level G01F; radio navigation, determining distance or velocity by use of propagation effects, e.g. Doppler effect, propagation time, of radio waves, analogous arrangements using other waves G01S)


Material detection and analysis using a dielectric waveguide
Patent No. 10416095 

Inventor(s): Juan Alejandro Herbsommer (Allen, TX), Robert Floyd Payne (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16024028 on 06/29/2018 (445 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dielectric waveguide (DWG) may be used to identify a composition of a material that is in contact with the DWG. A radio frequency (RF) signal is transmitted into a dielectric waveguide located in contact with the material. The RF signal is received after it passes through the DWG. An insertion loss of the DWG is determined. The presence of the material may be inferred when the insertion loss exceeds a threshold value. The composition of the material may be inferred based on a correlation with the insertion loss. Alternatively, a volume of the material may be inferred based on a correlation with the insertion loss.

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


Remote wireless moisture sensors for irrigation
Patent No. 10416106 

Inventor(s): Daniel Morgan Pruessner (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Sprinkl.IO LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Patterson Intellectual Property Law, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15910545 on 03/02/2018 (564 days app to issue)

Abstract: A remote wireless moisture sensing unit is insertable into soil. The sensing unit includes at least three capacitive sensors positioned at three spaced apart levels with respect to the surface of the soil. The capacitance of each sensor increases in the presence of increased moisture content of the soil proximate to the sensor. An analog multiplexer selectively routes each sensor to an input to a capacitively-controlled oscillator to cause the oscillator to generate a clock signal having a frequency responsive to the capacitance of the currently connected sensor and thus responsive to the moisture content proximate to the currently selected sensor. A processor generates a respective data value for the frequency corresponding to each sensor and transmits the data values for the sensors via a radio frequency transceiver. The data values are processed to determine the moisture content of the soil at the three sensor levels.

[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)


Electrodialytic capillary suppressor for suppressed conductometric ion chromatography
Patent No. 10416137 

Inventor(s): Purnendu K. Dasgupta (Arlington, TX), Weixiong Huang (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Thompson Hine LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15258493 on 09/07/2016 (1105 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrodialytic device for ion chromatography, including aspects functioning as an eluent suppressor device and aspects functioning as an eluent generator device. In general, the device includes a monolithic block of ionomeric polymer material having (1) a first channel with an inlet port, an outlet port, and an active length of exposed polymer material disposed therebetween, (2) a second channel having an inlet port, an outlet port, and an active length of exposed polymer material disposed therebetween, (3) a first and second at-least-partially exposed electrodes positioned in electrical communication with the second channel, with the second electrode disposed, at least in part, across the second channel from the first electrode. A current flowing between the electrodes will drive an electrodialytic migration of ions between the active lengths, from an eluent stream in the case of a suppression device or into an eluent stream in the case of a generator device.

[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)


ESD tester
Patent No. 10416215 

Inventor(s): Christopher Wilson Beaty (Post Falls, ID), Dennis Lee Johnson (Spokane, WA), Richard Steve Lane (Spirit Lake, ID)
Assignee(s): ExtraTech Systems, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15360115 on 11/23/2016 (1028 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure is focused upon electrostatic discharge (ESD) control programs and more particularly an ESD testing device that performs electrostatic discharge (ESD) device efficacy verification in real time as it is being used. The results in some embodiments can be recorded for an ESD auditing program. The real time verification of the calibration of the unit includes circuitry for verification of the accuracy of the ESD device. The unit also includes a conically shaped guide to assist a user in plugging their wrist strap band connector into the device and also prevents a user from bypassing the testing unit by inserting digits into the ESD testing device rather than the wrist strap band connector.

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


Method and apparatus for measuring physico-chemical properties using a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer
Patent No. 10416256 

Inventor(s): Eapen George (Frisco, TX), Julie Anne Grover (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): PepsiCo, Inc. (Purchase, NY)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox, P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15591204 on 05/10/2017 (860 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for measuring physico-chemical properties using a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer are disclosed, including methods to determine an initial amount of a substance, usually a liquid, contained inside a porous material and an initial amount of the substance, usually a liquid, present outside the porous material, methods to measure the release kinetics of a substance, such as a liquid, from a porous material, and methods for performing chemical reactions and other physico-chemical operations in situ inside a nuclear magnetic resonance probe after a sample is loaded into a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer. The apparatuses for performing these methods are also disclosed.

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


Methods and apparatus to measure and analyze vibration signatures
Patent No. 10416306 

Inventor(s): Leonardo William Estevez (Rockwall, TX), Sujeet Milind Patole (Richardson, TX), Yuming Zhu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14941189 on 11/13/2015 (1404 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus to measure and analyze vibration signatures are disclosed. In some examples, a meter is provided comprising a waveform generator to generate a waveform based on first distance measurements of an object. In some examples, the meter includes a waveform generator to determine a first vibration characteristic of the object based on the waveform. In some examples, the meter includes a comparator to compare the first vibration characteristic to a signature vibration characteristic of the object, the signature vibration characteristic of the object indicative of normal characteristics of the object. In some examples, the meter includes a reporter to, in response to determining the first vibration characteristic does not match the signature vibration characteristic, generate an alert.

[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)


Assymetric spot area spoke reduction
Patent No. 10416547 

Inventor(s): Steven Paul Krycho (Plano, TX), Vikrant R. Bhakta (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15821701 on 11/22/2017 (664 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, one or more devices include: a light source to generate a beam of light; and optics to generate a spot of light in response to the beam of light. A color wheel revolves in a direction of rotation about an axis, so the spot of light illuminates an area of the color wheel. The spot of light has: a first width; and a second width wider than the first width and orthogonal to the first width. The first width is aligned tangential to the direction of rotation.

[G03B] APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR (optical parts of such apparatus G02B; photosensitive materials or processes for photographic purposes G03C; apparatus for processing exposed photographic materials G03D) [4]


Dry glass erase projection board system and method of use
Patent No. 10416549 

Inventor(s): Dony Dawson (Keller, TX), Keven Kirk (Boyd, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15796791 on 10/28/2017 (689 days app to issue)

Abstract: A glass board projection system includes a support board having a front surface with a defined area extending a length and a width; an anti-glare projector board composed of a glass material and that is removably secured to the support board, the projector board having a thickness extending from a front surface to a back surface; an attachment device rigidly attached to and protruding from the back surface of the anti-glare projector board and configured to removably attach to the front surface of the support board; and a gap formed between the support board and the anti-glare projector board, the gap being formed by the attachment device.

[G03B] APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR (optical parts of such apparatus G02B; photosensitive materials or processes for photographic purposes G03C; apparatus for processing exposed photographic materials G03D) [4]


Personal computer wireless device docking station on low power network
Patent No. 10416715 

Inventor(s): Jamie Nicole Wade (Denton, TX), Luke Keiser (Frisco, TX), Scott Passe (Forney, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15912980 on 03/06/2018 (560 days app to issue)

Abstract: A communication system comprises a processing system configured to support data, voice and video communications. A docking station is coupled to the processing system and is configured to provide power and data connections to a personal computer wireless device. The personal computer wireless device is configured to provide power, data, and analog connections. The docking station is coupled to the processing system over a pair of low-voltage wires having an electrical current sufficient to power the personal computer wireless device. The pair of low-voltage wires may provide sufficient electrical current to charge a battery in the personal computer wireless device.

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


Near-infrared emitting touch screen
Patent No. 10416815 

Inventor(s): Dana Franklin Segler, Jr. (Allen, TX), Marshall Charles Capps (Farmers Branch, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16056234 on 08/06/2018 (407 days app to issue)

Abstract: A screen has first and second sides to receive at least one beam on the first side and to display an image on the second side opposite the first side. The beam represents the image. The first side includes a collimating structure to direct the beam from the first side through first striped regions of the screen to the second side. The screen includes second striped regions, positioned between the first and second sides, to emit near-IR light to the second side in response to an excitation source that is selected from a group consisting of an electrical excitation source and a photoluminescence excitation source. The second side includes a diffusion layer. The first side is viewable to detect a portion of the emitted near-IR light reflected back from the second side through the first striped regions to the first side. The detected portion is processable to determine a position touch on the second side.

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


Three-dimensional user interface for head-mountable display
Patent No. 10416835 

Inventor(s): Alexander Chu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14746388 on 06/22/2015 (1548 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer-readable medium for a user interface (UI) for a head-mountable display (HMD). The method includes generating three-dimensional content for display by the HMD. The method also includes identifying three-dimensional coordinates for UI elements of the UI that are associated with the three-dimensional content. The three-dimensional coordinates identified within an angular range for the UI that includes a viewable region of a user while wearing the HMD. Additionally, the method includes, in response to a user input, displaying the UI elements at the identified three-dimensional coordinates over the three-dimensional content. The method may further include, after displaying the UI elements, moving the display of the UI elements on the HMD in a direction corresponding to a movement direction of the HMD in response to detecting movement of the HMD corresponding to movement of a head of the user wearing the HMD.

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


Generating closures from abstract representation of source code
Patent No. 10416972 

Inventor(s): Behdad Forghani (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15923226 on 03/16/2018 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive source code and identify, based on the source code, an abstract syntax tree representing an abstract syntactic structure of the source code. Based on the abstract syntax tree, the device may identify a closure, the closure implementing a function based on at least a portion of the abstract syntax tree. In addition, the device may perform an action based on the closure.

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


Systems, methods, and computer readable media for utilizing a platform controller device
Patent No. 10417007 

Inventor(s): Alva Benjamin Eaton (Nottingham Park, IL), Gregory Lawrence Smith (Marlton, NJ), Nicholas Adams Hansen (Fuquay Varina, NC), Samuel Maxwell Marrs (Bradley, IL)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15395810 on 12/30/2016 (991 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for utilizing a platform controller device are disclosed. According to one method, the method includes obtaining, by a platform controller device in a computing system cabinet, identification data for each of a plurality of computing system components included in the computing system cabinet. The method further includes acquiring, upon the insertion of a removable memory device into the platform controller device, system configuration profile data that is stored on the removable memory device and includes component configuration data corresponding to each of the plurality of computing system components. The method also includes utilizing the identification data and the component configuration data to configure each of the computing system components in accordance to the system configuration profile data.

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


Configuration system and method for individual hierarchally modeled sub-systems of an integrated computing system
Patent No. 10417013 

Inventor(s): Collin J. Miller (Fairview, TX), Daniel J. Butzer (McKinney, TX), Darrell J. Dillon (Plano, TX), Kenneth R. Anderson (Prosper, TX), Mark S. Tuck (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15379210 on 12/14/2016 (1007 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated computing system configuration system includes a computer-based system that when executed, receives component definitions associated with physical components that are to be configured in a portion of a first sub-system of a first customized integrated computing system. Using the received component definitions, the system generates the first sub-system definition, which can be combined with a second sub-system definition to form a first integrated computing system. The system may also combine the first sub-system definition with another second sub-system definitions to form a second customized integrated computing system definition that is different from the first customized integrated computing system definition.

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


Online video playback analysis and assistance
Patent No. 10417022 

Inventor(s): Erik H. Katzen (Argyle, TX), Sumit Patel (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15184383 on 06/16/2016 (1188 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an approach for providing assistance to a user viewing an online video, the computer receives an online video. The computer determines that an uncommon action occurs with the online video. The computer receives an issue based on the uncommon action. The computer receives one or more responses associated with the received issue. The computer identifies an at least one response from the received one or more responses associated with the received issue. The computer provides the identified at least one response.

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


System, method, and computer program for performing production driven testing
Patent No. 10417115 

Inventor(s): Amit Singh (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED (Limassol, , CY)
Law Firm: Zilka-Kotab, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15965416 on 04/27/2018 (508 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for production driven testing. In operation, a system discovers production data associated with at least one project. The system designs optimized test scenarios utilizing the production data for a scoping phase, a development phase, and a testing phase associated with the at least one project. The system prioritizes tests associated with the optimized test scenarios based on the production data, test history, and development activities. Further, the system automatically executes the tests using the production data on a staging framework associated with the system. The system monitors the execution of the tests, including monitoring progress and production coverage associated with the at least one project. Moreover, the system outputs production based feedback and testing scope optimization information resulting from monitoring the execution of the tests.

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


Real-time data acquisition using chained direct memory access (DMA) channels
Patent No. 10417151 

Inventor(s): Sreeram Subramanian (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16023811 on 06/29/2018 (445 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of real-time data acquisition in a processing component using chained direct memory access (DMA) channels includes receiving a DMA event signal in a DMA controller of the processing component, and executing, responsive to the DMA event signal, DMAs to read at least one data sample from a peripheral device. A last DMA performs a write operation to acknowledge completion of the DMA event.

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


System and method for extended peripheral component interconnect express fabrics
Patent No. 10417160 

Inventor(s): Wesley Shao (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): FutureWei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16010199 on 06/15/2018 (459 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary embodiment extended peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) device includes a host PCIe fabric comprising a host root complex. The host PCIe fabric has a first set of bus numbers and a first memory mapped input/output (MMIO) space on a host CPU. An extended PCIe fabric includes a root complex endpoint (RCEP) as part of an endpoint of the host PCIe fabric. The extended PCIe fabric has a second set of bus numbers and a second MMIO space separate from the first set of bus numbers and the first MMIO space, respectively.

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


Attribute category enhanced search
Patent No. 10417220 

Inventor(s): Farid Khafizov (Plano, TX), Margarita Khafizova (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15810092 on 11/12/2017 (674 days app to issue)

Abstract: Performing a user initiated search query is disclosed and comprises receiving user input comprising description details of at least one desired object, retrieving a plurality of objects from a database sharing one or more of the description details of the user input, constructing a tree data structure based on the description details of the plurality of objects, the tree data structure comprising one or more attributes related to each of the plurality of objects retrieved, displaying visual images associated with the retrieved plurality of objects, the visual images matching at least one of the attributes related to the plurality of objects, and receiving a user selection of one or more of the visual images.

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


System and method for creating and sharing bots
Patent No. 10417249 

Inventor(s): Cameron Sadler (Fort Worth, TX), Cynthia Jenkins (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): GF-17, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15406574 on 01/13/2017 (977 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a system for automating or otherwise streamlining data manipulation so as to allow capture unstructured data and responsive to inputs, provide structured data, improving the efficiency of system operation and managing processor and network load. Moreover, the system adaptably arranges structured data in a user interface ameliorating visual interference among aspects of structured data being displayed.

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


Systems and methods for identifying a set of characters in a media file
Patent No. 10417336 

Inventor(s): Margarita Khafizova (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15202400 on 07/05/2016 (1169 days app to issue)

Abstract: The illustrative embodiments described herein provide systems and methods for notifying a user when a set of characters are identified in a media file. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a set of characters inputted by the user of a computing device, playing the media file, transcribing the media file to form a transcription, and determining whether the transcription of the media file includes the set of characters. The method also includes initiating a notification prompt on a graphical user interface of the computing device in response to determining that the media file includes the set of characters.

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


Interrogator and interrogation system employing the same
Patent No. 10417465 

Inventor(s): David W. Hensley (Dallas, TX), Glenn W. Boisbrun (Richardson, TX), Jimmy D. Laferney (Frisco, TX), John P. Volpi (Garland, TX), Robert C. Hatch (Arroyo Grande, CA)
Assignee(s): Medical IP Holdings LP (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Boisbrun Hofman, PLLC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14033844 on 09/23/2013 (2185 days app to issue)

Abstract: An interrogator, methods of discerning the presence of an object, and interrogation systems employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogation systems include multiple interrogators that communicate with a base command unit to track a location of an object. In another embodiment wherein the object is an RFID object (e.g., an object with an RFID tag), the interrogators employ signal processing techniques such as precharging the RFID object, and correlating a reference code with a reply code from the RFID object using selected techniques to increase a sensitivity of the interrogator, especially for adverse environments. In other embodiments, the interrogation systems include variations of metal instruments and sponges employed therewith. In yet another embodiment, the interrogation system includes metal interrogators capable of discerning the presence of a metal object, especially in a presence of another metal object.

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


Driver behavior monitoring systems and methods for driver behavior monitoring
Patent No. 10417486 

Inventor(s): Yansong Ren (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcatel Lucent (Boulogne-Billancourt, , FR)
Law Firm: Harness, Dickey, Pierce, P.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14143376 on 12/30/2013 (2087 days app to issue)

Abstract: A driver behavior monitoring system includes: a video camera; an image processing system; and a driver alert system. The video camera records the driver”s behavior, and the image processing system analyzes the recorded video content to recognize and classify the driver”s behavior as at least one of: (i) distracted behavior; and (ii) accident behavior. Based on the recognition and classification, the driver alert system may perform various operations such as alerting the driver, alerting the authorities, etc.

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


System and method for comparing computing resource offerings
Patent No. 10417593 

Inventor(s): Donald Norbeck, Jr. (Lafayette Hill, PA), James A. Ellers (Portland, OR), Joshua L. Bonczkowski (Apex, NC), Praphul Krottapalli (Cary, NC), Ryan J. Andersen (Belmont, MA), Seamus P. Kerrigan (Cork, , IE)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14587974 on 12/31/2014 (1721 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for comparing disparate computing resource offerings receives a request to compare at least one computing resource offering for a computing environment, the request including at least one infrastructure requirement and a computing environment design topology, the request associated with a unique order identifier, transmits the request to at least one computing resource provider via at least one provider application programming interface (API), the at least one computing resource provider comprising one of an external computing resource provider and an internal computing resource provider, receives a list of at least one computing resource offering from the at least one computing resource provider, normalizes the at least one computing resource offering based on the at least one infrastructure requirement and the computing environment design, and compares the at least one computing resource offering based on the at least one infrastructure requirement and the computing environment design topology.

[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]


Enabling synchronicity between architectural models and operating environments
Patent No. 10417597 

Inventor(s): Romelia H. Flores (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cuenot, Forsythe Kim, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13611065 on 09/12/2012 (2561 days app to issue)

Abstract: An operational environment and an enterprise model within an enterprise organization can be identified. The model can include an entity which can be a structure, an activity, a process, information, a resource, a goal, or a constraint of the organization. The environment can include an element which can be a computing resource or a computing resource state associated with the organization. A super model can be created. The super model can be a meta-model of the enterprise model. The super model can be a common component of the enterprise model and the environment. The super model can be synchronized in real time with the environment and the enterprise model.

[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 methods of real time merchant alert for offline transactions
Patent No. 10417625 

Inventor(s): Eran Shmilovitz (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): NCR Corporation (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Schwegman, Lundberg Woessner (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14693963 on 04/23/2015 (1608 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of transactions alerting and point-of-sale (POS) terminals are generally described. Offline approved transactions and/or time-out reversals associated with a particular store and/or POS terminal may be detected over a predetermined time period. Whether a particular threshold for each of the offline approved transactions and/or time-out reversals has been reached may be subsequently determined. Once a particular threshold has been reached, an electronic alert indicating a store-wide or a local POS issue may be transmitted to an appropriate internal or external entity. The electronic alert may include information specific to the type of issue as well as specifics about the store and POS terminal encountering the issue.

[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]


Recovery of e-commerce orders
Patent No. 10417692 

Inventor(s): Vipul M. Sagare (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): T-Mobile USA, Inc. (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Lee Hayes, P.C. (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15582413 on 04/28/2017 (872 days app to issue)

Abstract: Implementations for recovering e-commerce orders are described herein. An e-commerce order is submitted to an order processing system, by an order check-out module of an online transaction system. The e-commerce order includes order information that is provided to the order check-out module by a client device. The check-out module determines that the order processing is delayed or failed and, based at least on a status of the order processing being delayed or failed, initiates an order recovery action to be performed by an order recovery engine. Once the order recovery action is initiated, the order check-out module is made available to handle a new order.

[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]


Continuous motion scene based non-uniformity correction
Patent No. 10417745 

Inventor(s): Rodney A. Foster (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Burns Levinson, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15195232 on 06/28/2016 (1176 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for reducing an amount of fixed pattern noise from sequential frames captured by IR imaging sensor(s) that contain known continuous motion component(s). Improved scene based non-uniformity correction techniques are employed for recursively updated set of pixel correction terms for each frame, in order to generate corrected frames. The set of pixel correction terms may be recursively updated through a multi-step process making use of the known continuous motion component, which may comprise a dithered signal.

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


Filtering and edge encoding and decoding for depth maps
Patent No. 10417748 

Inventor(s): Wang Lin Lai (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15880829 on 01/26/2018 (599 days app to issue)

Abstract: Several implementations relate, for example, to depth encoding and/or filtering for 3D video (3DV) coding formats. A sparse dyadic mode ([b]308[/b]) for partitioning macroblocks (MBs) along edges in a depth map is provided as well as techniques for trilateral (or bilateral) filtering of depth maps that may include adaptive selection between filters sensitive to changes in video intensity and/or changes in depth. One implementation partitions a depth picture, and then refines the partitions based on a corresponding image picture. Another implementation filters a portion of a depth picture based on values for a range of pixels in the portion. For a given pixel in the portion that is being filtered, the filter weights a value of a particular pixel in the range by a weight that is based on one or more of location distance, depth difference, and image difference.

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


System and method for vehicle assessment and uses thereof
Patent No. 10417839 

Inventor(s): Dennis Jump (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): Navigation Research Company (Liberty, TX)
Law Firm: Lathrop Gage LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15164722 on 05/25/2016 (1210 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle assessment analyzer is in communication with a vehicle, via the vehicle network computer and the vehicle communication bus. The vehicle assessment analyzer obtains the vehicle VIN from the vehicle and transmits the VIN to a vehicle assessment analytics server. The vehicle assessment analytics server then determines assessment readings to be performed on the vehicle, such as individual electronic sensors therein, to generate an overall vehicle assessment as compared to other vehicles of similar make, model, etc. These assessment readings are sent to the vehicle assessment analyzer which obtains the associated data and transmits the data back to the server for generation of the overall vehicle assessment. The assessment readings may query the vehicle network computer via standard assessment readings, and heightened assessment readings, and may also query the vehicle communications bus directly thereby obtaining any desired electronic information available from the vehicle.

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


Controlled environment facility visitation system using personal devices
Patent No. 10417846 

Inventor(s): Matthew R. Smith (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15807072 on 11/08/2017 (678 days app to issue)

Abstract: A visitation system provides visitation sessions between a resident of a controlled-environment facility and a nonresident, where the nonresident utilizes a personal wireless devices that connects to a wireless access point that may be accessible from a designated visitation area of the facility. A connection request from a personal wireless device of a nonresident is evaluated to determine the personal wireless device is authorized to interface with the visitation system, and whether the nonresident is authorized to communicate with the resident. If authorized, a visitation session between the resident and the nonresident is initiated with the nonresident participating via the personal wireless device. The visitation system may respond to a visitation session request from a registered personal wireless device by sending an access code to the personal wireless device. By confirming the access code, the nonresident may initiate the requested visitation session that terminates upon expiration of the access code.

[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)


Visual data recording synchronization system
Patent No. 10418068 

Inventor(s): David Dat Tran (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Rhema Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15487398 on 04/13/2017 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: A positional recording synchronization system can include: creating a time stamped telemetry point for an unmanned aerial vehicle; creating a time stamped recording; creating transformed data from the time stamped recording, the transformed data being tiles for zooming or thumbnails; creating a flightpath array, an image metadata array, and a video metadata array; determining whether entries of the video metadata array match with the flightpath array; determining whether entries of the image metadata array match with the flightpath array; synchronizing the time stamped telemetry point with the time stamped recording based on either the entries of the image metadata array matching the flightpath array, the entries of the visualizer module matching the flightpath array, or a combination thereof; and displaying the time stamped telemetry point as a selection tool for calling, viewing, or manipulating the time stamped recording on a display.

[G11B] INFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER (recording measured values in a way that does not require playback through a transducer G01D 9/00; recording or playback apparatus using mechanically marked tape, e.g. punched paper tape, or using unit records, e.g. punched or magnetically marked cards G06K; transferring data from one type of record carrier to another G06K 1/18; circuits for coupling output of reproducer to radio receiver H04B 1/20; gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers or circuits therefor H04R)


Power noise reduction technique for high density memory with frequency adjustments
Patent No. 10418073 

Inventor(s): Harish N. Venkata (Allen, TX), Yu-Feng Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16163728 on 10/18/2018 (334 days app to issue)

Abstract: Memory devices may have internal circuitry that employs voltages higher than voltages provided by an external power source. Charge pumps are DC/DC converters that may be used to generate, internally, higher voltages for operation. The available charge pumps in a memory device may be adjusted through adjustment of the operation frequency of oscillating circuitry that drives the charge pump. Delay elements may also be adjusted to facilitate operation of the charge pump.

[G05F] SYSTEMS FOR REGULATING ELECTRIC OR MAGNETIC VARIABLES (regulating the timing or recurrence frequency of pulses in radar or radio navigation systems G01S; regulation of current or voltage, specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces G04G 19/02; closed-loop systems for regulating non-electric variables by electric means G05D; regulating power supply of digital computers G06F 1/26; for obtaining desired operating characteristics of electromagnets with armatures H01F 7/18; regulating electric power distribution networks H02J; regulating the charging of batteries H02J 7/00; regulating of the output of static converters, e.g. switching regulators, H02M; regulation of the output of electric generators H02N, H02P 9/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils H02P 13/00; regulating frequency response, gain, maximum output, amplitude or bandwidth of amplifiers H03G; regulating tuning of resonant circuits H03J; controlling generators of electronic oscillations or pulses H03L; regulating characteristics of transmission lines H04B; controlling electric light sources H05B 37/02, H05B 39/04, H05B 41/36; electric control of X-ray apparatus H05G 1/30) [5]


Power reduction technique during read/write bursts
Patent No. 10418088 

Inventor(s): Harish N. Venkata (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16193825 on 11/16/2018 (305 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device may include one or more memory banks that store digital data. The memory device includes first tri-state driver circuitry that provides a first signal to a first data read/write (DRW) line coupled between write driver circuitry and one or more DQ pads. The first signal is indicative of either a high state or a medium state. The memory device includes second tri-state driver circuitry that provides a second signal to a second data read/write (DRW) line coupled between the write driver circuitry and the one or more DQ pads. The second signal is indicative of either a medium state or a low state. A voltage level of the medium state is between a voltage level of the high state and a voltage level of the low state.

[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)


Write signal launch circuitry for memory drive
Patent No. 10418090 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Ming-Bo Liu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16014539 on 06/21/2018 (453 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods include capture circuitry configured to capture a write signal from a host device using a data strobe signal from the host device and to output one or more indications of capture of the write signal. Calculation circuitry is configured to receive the data strobe signal, receive the one or more indications of capture, and determine a delay between a first edge of the data strobe signal and receipt of the one or more indications of capture. The systems and methods also include transmission and control circuitry configured to launch subsequent write signals at a time based at least in part on the delay.

[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)


Column repair in memory
Patent No. 10418123 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Guy S. Perry (Plano, TX), Harish N. Venkata (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16119856 on 08/31/2018 (382 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods related to column repair in memory are described. The sensing circuitry of an apparatus can include a first sensing component, a second sensing component, and a third sensing component. The second sensing component can include a defective sense amplifier that is column repaired. The apparatus can include a controller configured to use the sensing circuitry to shift data from the first sensing component to the third sensing component by transferring the data through the second sensing component. The second sensing component can be physically located between the first sensing component and the third sensing component.

[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)


Method and computer program for device configuration
Patent No. 10419297 

Inventor(s): Joseph P. Kessler (Wylie, TX), Robert Michael Whapham (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK, LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14720489 on 05/22/2015 (1579 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and computer program are provided for graphically configuring devices in a control area network that includes providing one or more application programming interfaces, creating one or more graphical objects on a computer display using a graphical user interface, and associating one or more functions of an application programming interface with one or more of the devices using the graphical user interface. Each application programming interface corresponds to a class of devices and includes a set of functions. Each class of devices includes one or more devices. At least one of the graphical objects represents one or more of the devices.

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


Data streaming unit and method for operating the data streaming unit
Patent No. 10419501 

Inventor(s): Alan Gatherer (Richardson, TX), Ashish Rai Shrivastava (Plano, TX), Sushma Wokhlu (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14958773 on 12/03/2015 (1384 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data streaming unit (DSU) and a method for operating a DSU are disclosed. In an embodiment the DSU includes a memory interface configured to be connected to a storage unit, a compute engine interface configured to be connected to a compute engine (CE) and an address generator configured to manage address data representing address locations in the storage unit. The data streaming unit further includes a data organization unit configured to access data in the storage unit and to reorganize the data to be forwarded to the compute engine, wherein the memory interface is communicatively connected to the address generator and the data organization unit, wherein the address generator is communicatively connected to the data organization unit, and wherein the data organization unit is communicatively connected to the compute engine interface.

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


Methods and systems for managing multiple communication sessions from a single on-screen user interface
Patent No. 10419601 

Inventor(s): Kristopher T. Frazier (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14980397 on 12/28/2015 (1359 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary communication session management system concurrently presents a plurality of session icons within a single on-screen user interface, each session icon representative of a respective communication session and configured to visually indicate a session status of the respective communication session. The communication session management system further detects a user action performed by a user with respect to one of the plurality of session icons, modifies a communication session in response to the user action, and graphically indicates the modification of the session status of the communication session. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.

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


 

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Instrument cluster arrangements for vehicles
Patent No. 10414275 

Inventor(s): Jonathan C. Hall (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16291138 on 03/04/2019 (197 days app to issue)

Abstract: An information display system includes a steering wheel including a ring portion and an upper opening region within the ring portion, an instrument cluster arrangement positioned forward of the steering wheel, and an electronic control unit. The instrument cluster arrangement includes a first gauge having a first fixing member on a portion of a boundary of the first gauge, and a second gauge having a second fixing member on a portion of a boundary of the second gauge. The first fixing member and the second fixing member are configured to hold a handheld device placed between the first and second gauges, and the first and second gauges are positioned such that when the handheld device is placed between the first and second gauges the handheld device is visible through the upper opening region.

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


Fast convergence for failures of large scale virtual ethernet segments in EVPN and PBB-EVPN
Patent No. 10417095 

Inventor(s): Vi Vu (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15795871 on 10/27/2017 (690 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for fast convergence for virtual ethernet segments in EVPN and PBB-EVPN networks are disclosed. A first provider edge (PE) device can receive one or more advertising messages corresponding to one or more virtual ethernet segments, wherein each of the one or more advertising messages can include a port identifier. The first PE device maintains a table including the one or more virtual ethernet segments and the corresponding port identifier. The first PE device can receive a failure message from a second PE device that identifies a first port on the second PE device, and identifies, based on the table, at least one affected virtual ethernet segment that is associated with the first port. The first PE device can remove any routes that are associated with the at least one affected virtual ethernet segment and trigger mass designated-forwarding election for impacted virtual ethernet segments.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method of manufacture of electrical wire and cable having a reduced coefficient of friction and required pulling force
Patent No. 10418156 

Inventor(s): Stephen S. Griffin (McKinney, TX), William T. Bigbee, Jr. (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): ENCORE WIRE CORPORATION (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16125591 on 09/07/2018 (375 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process for manufacturing finished wire and cable having reduced coefficient of friction and pulling force during installation, includes providing a payoff reel containing at least one internal conductor wire; supplying the at least one internal conductor wire from the reel to at least one extruder; providing the least one extruder, wherein the at least one extruder applies an insulating material and a polymerized jacket composition over the at least one internal conductor wire, wherein the polymerized jacket composition comprises a predetermined amount by weight of nylon; and at least 3% by weight of a silica providing a cooling device for lowering the temperature of the extruded insulating material and the polymerized jacket composition and cooling the insulating material and the polymerized jacket composition in the cooling device; and, reeling onto a storage reel the finished, cooled, wire and cable for storage and distribution.

[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)


Amorphous boron nitride dielectric
Patent No. 10418237 

Inventor(s): Andrey Voevodin (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force (Wright Patterson AFB, OH)
Law Firm: AFMCLO/JAZ (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15820803 on 11/22/2017 (664 days app to issue)

Abstract: A nanoelectronics structure is disclosed which includes a substrate layer which has least a first surface and also has a thickness of less than 100 nm. The nanoelectronics structure also includes a dielectric layer, which is deposited on the first surface of the substrate layer and has a thickness of less than 100 nm. This dielectric layer is made up of at least 90 mole percent amorphous boron nitride. Also disclosed is a method for forming a dielectric layer on a substrate using pulsed laser deposition.

[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]


Semiconductor device package with a cap to selectively exclude contact with mold compound
Patent No. 10418294 

Inventor(s): Jerry Gomez Cayabyab (Baguio, , PH), Laura May Antoinette Dela Paz Clemente (Antipolo, , PH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15980453 on 05/15/2018 (490 days app to issue)

Abstract: A described example includes: a die with an active surface; a cap mounted over a portion of the active surface of the die; and mold compound covering the cap and covering portions of the die, the cap excluding the mold compound from contact with the portion of the active surface of the 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]


Structure and method for improving high voltage breakdown reliability of a microelectronic device
Patent No. 10418320 

Inventor(s): Byron Lovell Williams (Plano, TX), David Leonard Larkin (Richardson, TX), Jeffrey A. West (Dallas, TX), Weidong Tian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16127275 on 09/11/2018 (371 days app to issue)

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

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


Method to form strained channel in thin box SOI structures by elastic strain relaxation of the substrate
Patent No. 10418488 

Inventor(s): Pierre Morin (Grenoble, , FR)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15677855 on 08/15/2017 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and structures for forming strained-channel FETs are described. A strain-inducing layer may be formed under stress in a silicon-on-insulator substrate below the insulator. Stress-relief cuts may be formed in the strain-inducing layer to relieve stress in the strain-inducing layer. The relief of stress can impart strain to an adjacent semiconductor layer. Strained-channel, fully-depleted SOI FETs and strained-channel finFETs may be formed from the adjacent semiconductor layer. The amount and type of strain may be controlled by etch depths and geometries of the stress-relief cuts and choice of materials for the strain-inducing layer.

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


Waveguide device with septum features
Patent No. 10418679 

Inventor(s): Sharad V Parekh (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): VIASAT, INC. (Carlsbad, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16031787 on 07/10/2018 (434 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described that include one or more septum features to improve performance of a waveguide device. In particular, the septum features may be utilized within a polarizer section of a polarizer device such as a septum polarizers. The septum feature(s) may be a ridge. When a plurality of septum features are employed, the location, size, shape and spacing may vary according to a particular design.

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


Circular polarized microstrip antenna using a single feed
Patent No. 10418706 

Inventor(s): Choon Sae Lee (Dallas, TX), Yang Fan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15214123 on 07/19/2016 (1155 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microstrip antenna includes a dielectric substrate, a radiating plate, and a single feed connection. In these instances, the rectangular radiating plate is affixed to the dielectric substrate and having a center point, and the radiating patch defines a first aperture and a second aperture on opposite sides of the center point, each aperture having a center longitudinally aligned with the center point. The single feed connection is laterally offset from a point on a virtual line, wherein the virtual line is located between two opposite corners of the rectangular radiating patch and passes through the center point.

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


Lensed antennas for use in cellular and other communications systems
Patent No. 10418716 

Inventor(s): Igor Timofeev (Dallas, TX), Kevin Eldon Linehan (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15246808 on 08/25/2016 (1118 days app to issue)

Abstract: Phased array antennas include a plurality of radiating elements and a plurality of RF lenses that are generally aligned along a first vertical axis. Each radiating element is associated with a respective one of the RF lenses, and each radiating element is tilted with respect to the first vertical axis.

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


Dipole antenna arrays
Patent No. 10418722 

Inventor(s): Espen Wium (Oslo, , NO), Fredrik Georg Kervel (Hosle, , NO), Reidar Myhr (Oslo, , NO)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15799733 on 10/31/2017 (686 days app to issue)

Abstract: Dipole antenna arrays are disclosed. An example dipole antenna array includes a ground plane having a first serrated edge, and a first dipole antenna, at least a portion of the first dipole antenna disposed parallel to the first serrated edge.

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


Lug and terminal assemblies, power distribution assemblies, and methods
Patent No. 10418751 

Inventor(s): Jason Parkerson (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC. (Alpharetta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15961963 on 04/25/2018 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power distribution assembly includes a first lug pad electrically coupled to a first phase of a run-over bus and a first cradle including a horizontal portion, a first end having a first vertical portion coupled thereto, and a second end having a second vertical portion coupled thereto. The first lug pad is received on the horizontal portion. A support is coupled to the first vertical portion and one or more braces are coupled to the second vertical portion. Lug assemblies and lug and bus assemblies are disclosed, as are other aspects.

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


Charger having retractable cooling surface
Patent No. 10418829 

Inventor(s): Guo Yang (Santa Clara, CA), Quanming Li (Santa Clara, CA), Vadim Gektin (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15409212 on 01/18/2017 (972 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a charger case. Charging electronics are supported within the case. An electrical connector is coupled to the charging electronics for coupling to a power source. A cooling element is coupled to the charger case and extendable to an extended position from the case such that a cooling surface area of the charger case is increased.

[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)


High efficiency primary and secondary bias flyback converter with dual outputs
Patent No. 10418906 

Inventor(s): Zaohong Yang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Blank Rome LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15177998 on 06/09/2016 (1195 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure relates to flyback transformer-based power converters that are capable of providing multiple output voltage levels. With respect to USB-PD adapter design, the flyback converter”s output may be changed from 12V to 20Vbased on the charging device”s request. By using a bias circuit that monitors an output voltage level of the flyback converter, a bias voltage for the bias circuit may be determined to improve efficiency of the flyback converter. Embodiments include a comparator, microcontroller or switches to compare output voltage levels and provide bias voltages to the bias circuit.

[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]


Control circuit and method for switching power converters
Patent No. 10418907 

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: 16011117 on 06/18/2018 (456 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprises a first voltage-current conversion unit configured to receive a ramp signal, a second voltage-current conversion unit configured to receive a feedback signal proportional to an output voltage of a power converter, a third voltage-current conversion unit configured to receive an output signal of an error amplifier and a comparator having a first input coupled to an output of the third voltage-current conversion unit and a second input coupled to an output of the first voltage-current conversion unit and an output of the second voltage-current conversion unit through a first summing unit, wherein an output of the comparator determines a turn-on of a high-side switch of the power converter.

[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]


Dual-mode filtering actuator driver apparatus, systems and methods
Patent No. 10418961 

Inventor(s): Jialei Xu (Cupertino, CA), Michael John Shay (Fairview, TX), Randy A. Chappel (Quinlan, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15809196 on 11/10/2017 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an actuator driver array, each actuator driver includes a transition stage to initiate a state change of a driver output signal, a static stage to maintain the state change, and an isolation resistor to couple the driver output signal to an output node of the actuator driver during a static mode. In an array of pad capacitors, each pad capacitor has: a first terminal at a connector pad communicatively coupled to the output node; and a second terminal coupled to an RF ground rail. The isolation resistor and the pad capacitor form a low-pass filter to filter RF harmonics from a respective actuator driver to respective actuator circuitry, and to filter RF energy generated outside of the respective actuator driver to its output node. In an RF actuator array, a state of each element is controllable by a corresponding actuator driver in the actuator driver array.

[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)


Pipelined analog-to-digital converter
Patent No. 10419010 

Inventor(s): Himanshu Varshney (Bengaluru, , IN), Rajendrakumar Joish (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16217165 on 12/12/2018 (279 days app to issue)

Abstract: Pipelined analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) include a flash ADC that reduces noise tones in power supply current drawn by the flash ADC. A pipelined analog-to-digital converter (ADC) includes a flash ADC and error correction circuitry coupled to the flash ADC. The flash ADC includes a plurality of latched comparators and a plurality of driver circuits. Each of the latched comparators includes an inverting output and a non-inverting output. Each of the driver circuits is coupled to one of the latched comparators, and includes an input terminal and an output terminal. In a first subset of the driver circuits the input terminal is coupled to the inverting output of one of the latched comparators. In a second subset of the driver circuits the input terminal is coupled to the non-inverting output of one of the latched comparators.

[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]


Error correcting analog-to-digital converters
Patent No. 10419036 

Inventor(s): Narasimhan Rajagopal (Chennai, , IN), Srinivas Kumar Reddy Naru (Markapur, , IN), Viswanathan Nagarajan (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16125826 on 09/10/2018 (372 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pipeline ADC comprising an ADC segment and a digital backend coupled to the ADC segment. In some examples the ADC is configured to receive an analog signal, generate a first partial digital code representing a first sample of the analog signal, and generate a second partial digital code representing a second sample of the analog signal. In some examples the digital backend is configured to receive the first and second partial digital codes from the ADC segment, generate a combined digital code based at least partially on the first and second partial digital codes, determine a gain error of the ADC segment based at least partially on a first correlation of a PRBS with a difference between the first and second partial digital codes, and apply a first correction to the combined digital code based at least partially on the gain error of the ADC segment.

[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]


Method and apparatus for enabling uplink MIMO
Patent No. 10419086 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Seoul, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15491927 on 04/19/2017 (881 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses enabling uplink multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) are provided. A user equipment (UE) includes a transceiver and a processor operably connected to the transceiver. The transceiver is configured to receive an uplink (UL) grant for an UL transmission. The processor is configured to decode a precoding information field in downlink control information (DCI) associated with the UL grant. The precoding information field includes at least one precoding matrix indicator (PMI) corresponding to a plurality of precoders. The transceiver is further configured to precode a data stream according to the precoders indicated by the precoding information field and transmit the precoded data stream on an UL channel.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Configuration sub-system for telecommunication systems
Patent No. 10419134 

Inventor(s): Matthew Thomas Melester (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Andrew Wireless Systems GmbH (Buchdorf, , DE)
Law Firm: Fogg Powers LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16200416 on 11/26/2018 (295 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain aspects are directed to a configuration sub-system for telecommunication systems. The configuration sub-system can include a test signal generator, a power measurement device, at least one additional power measurement device, and a controller. The test signal generator can be integrated into components of a telecommunication system. The test signal generator can provide a test signal to a signal path of the telecommunication system. The power measurement device and the additional power measurement device can respectively be integrated into different components of the telecommunication system. The power measurement device and the additional power measurement device can respectively measure the power of the test signal at different measurement points in the signal path. The controller can normalize signals transmitted via the telecommunication system by adjusting a path gain for the signal path based on measurements from the power measurement device and the additional power measurement device.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Optical line loading using variable bandwidth noise
Patent No. 10419147 

Inventor(s): David Butler (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcatel Lucent (Murray Hill, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14502163 on 09/30/2014 (1813 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus is provided that includes an optical noise generator and a noise combiner. The noise generator is configured to produce an optical signal having a noise channel. The noise combiner is configured to combine an optical data channel with the noise channel received at one or more add ports to produce an optical output signal. A controller is configured to operate the noise generator or the noise combiner to provide a variable bandwidth of added noise combined with the optical data channel.

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


System and method for demodulation reference signal overhead reduction
Patent No. 10419181 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Pengfei Xia (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15828107 on 11/30/2017 (656 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment method defines a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) pattern for transmitting DMRSs for rank 3 or rank 4 transmissions. The DMRS pattern specifies 12 REs in total per physical resource block (PRB) for carrying DMRSs on three or four antenna ports in antenna ports [b]7[/b]-[b]14[/b] for rank 3 or rank 4 transmissions. DMRS settings for transmitting DMRS according to the DMRS pattern may be specified using a downlink control information table.

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


Terminal apparatus and method for transmitting a response signal at a terminal
Patent No. 10419190 

Inventor(s): Akihiko Nishio (Osaka, , JP), Seigo Nakao (Kanagawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15404460 on 01/12/2017 (978 days app to issue)

Abstract: A terminal includes a decoder to decode a downlink control channel transmitted on one or more control channel element(s) (CCE(s)) in a search space including a plurality of CCEs. Processing circuitry in the terminal determines an uplink channel resource index based on the one or more CCEs, the uplink channel resource index having an association with a first uplink channel transmission spreading sequence and a second different uplink channel transmission spreading sequence. A transmitter transmits a response signal on an uplink channel using the first and second uplink channel transmission spreading sequences.

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


Mobile device management delegate for managing isolated devices
Patent No. 10419214 

Inventor(s): Warren W. Robbins (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker L.L.P. (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14981031 on 12/28/2015 (1359 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device manager establishes a mobile device and a gateway as managed devices. The device manager generates management metadata and a split cryptographic key. The management metadata may include information identifying the mobile device. The metadata may include a gateway key part and a mobile key part which, in combination, are sufficient to decrypt information encrypted with the management split key. The device manager may encrypt the management metadata using the management split key. The device manager may send the gateway key part and the encrypted management metadata to the gateway and the mobile key part to the mobile device. Subsequent delivery of the mobile key part to the gateway, by the mobile device, enables the gateway to decrypt the encrypted management metadata and recognize the mobile device as a management device delegate sanctioned by the device manager to perform delegated management of the gateway.

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


Request processing system using a combining engine
Patent No. 10419265 

Inventor(s): Manu J. Kurian (Dallas, TX), Saritha P. Vrittamani (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15825705 on 11/29/2017 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a request processing system which enables the system to fulfill data requests by grouping and combining requested data elements, while conserving computing resources and increasing security of the requested data elements associated during storage and transmission over a network. The system is configured to identify one or more groups of data elements associated with one or more identifiers, each data element in a group associated with a component of an identifier. The system combines each of the one or more groups of data elements based on a unique association between the components of each identifier. The system subsequently removes the sub-wrappers from the data elements in the one or more groups of data elements, and sends the combined one or more groups of data elements to relevant requestors.

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


Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for template-based provisioning of distributed computing systems
Patent No. 10419283 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Fontanez (Raleigh, NC)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt P.A. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15057451 on 03/01/2016 (1295 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for template-based provisioning of distributed computing systems are disclosed. In some examples, a method includes selecting a provisioning template from a number of provisioning templates for provisioning management software on a distributed computing system. The method includes deploying containerized management agents onto the distributed computing system according to the provisioning template, which then causes the distributed computing system to execute the containerized management agents on a software container engine executing on the distributed computing system. The method includes configuring the containerized management agents to report to a master management agent.

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


Queue buffer de-queuing
Patent No. 10419367 

Inventor(s): Gary B Gostin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Department (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14760620 on 01/25/2013 (2426 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus determine which of a plurality of queue buffers ([b]26, 126, 426[/b]) contains a complete packet and transmit a de-queue signal to one of the plurality of queue buffers ([b]26, 126, 426[/b]) determined to contain a complete packet.

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


Quasi-agentless cloud resource management
Patent No. 10419437 

Inventor(s): Hui Zang (Cupertino, CA), Luhui Hu (Bellevue, WA), Ziang Hu (Union City, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15640080 on 06/30/2017 (809 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, computer readable medium, and method are provided for a resource management in a cloud architecture. The method includes the steps of collecting a first time stamped data (TSD), and a second TSD, and generating a prediction model based on the first TSD and the second TSD. The method further includes collecting a third TSD, and predicting a fourth TSD based on the prediction model and the third TSD. With more data are obtained via the prediction, the resource management is more efficient and accurate.

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


Data transfer path selection
Patent No. 10419539 

Inventor(s): Manu J. Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15599724 on 05/19/2017 (851 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, a system contains a network testing engine that sends test data along different paths of a network between a source and a destination, wherein each path contains a plurality of network nodes, and receives, in response to sending the test data, response data about the paths. The system further contains a network path characteristics engine that determines characteristics of each path based on the response data, and a delivery parameters engine that receives a request for delivery of a data load from the source to the destination and determines, based on the request, delivery parameters. Furthermore, the system contains the source and a path selection engine that determines a selected path of the different paths based on the characteristics of the paths and the delivery parameters, and sends the selected data path to the source, which sends the data load along the selected path to the destination.

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


Method, system and apparatus for interacting with a digital work that is performed in a predetermined location
Patent No. 10419556 

Inventor(s): Federico Fraccaroli (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15295880 on 10/17/2016 (1065 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method, a system, and an apparatus are presented for mediating ambiance outputs among a plurality of users located in a common area. In some implementations, said ambiance outputs can be adaptive or interactive shared digital works. In other implementations, said ambiance outputs can be shared mediated augmented reality. In other implementations, said ambiance outputs can be the result of hierarchical schemes and algorithms. In another embodiment a method, system, and apparatus is presented for extracting and/or storing previously tagged items from a digital work.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method for shift register digital in pixel unit cell
Patent No. 10419699 

Inventor(s): John F. McGee, III (Plano, TX), Matthew Jonas (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Lando Anastasi, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15946113 on 04/05/2018 (530 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect, embodiments herein provide a digital unit cell comprising a photodiode, an integration capacitor coupled to the photodiode and configured to accumulate charge generated by the photodiode responsive to an input light signal incident on the photodiode over an integration period, a comparator coupled to the integration capacitor and configured to compare a voltage across the integration capacitor with a voltage reference and to generate a clock signal at a first level each time a determination is made that the voltage across the integration capacitor is greater than the voltage reference, a shift register coupled to the comparator and configured to receive the clock signal from the comparator and increase a count value each time the clock signal at the first level is received from the comparator, and an output coupled to the shift register and configured to provide the count value to an external system.

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


Method for deleting data files in an electronic device
Patent No. 10419714 

Inventor(s): Frank W. Armstrong (Rochester, NY), Keith Stoll Karn (Narbeth, PA), Thomas A. Napoli (Webster, NY)
Assignee(s): Monument Peak Ventures, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Ascenda Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15927423 on 03/21/2018 (545 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device, such as a digital camera, includes a deletion mode whereby a camera/electronic device user can delete captured images or data files that have already been transferred in order to make room in the electronic device or digital camera memory for capturing further images. In one embodiment, a digital camera keeps track of which images have already been transferred to an external storage device and presents those to the user as potential images to be deleted. In another embodiment, the user is presented with a ”delete all transferred images” which when selected deletes all the captured images that have already been transferred. In still another embodiment, deletion criteria are used to prioritize which images are deleted first.

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


Television with interactive portal and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10419782 

Inventor(s): Charles Todd Hixon (Garland, TX), Craig D. Smith (Allen, TX), Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16012541 on 06/19/2018 (455 days app to issue)

Abstract: A television with an interactive portal and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the television, the television is deployed to provide an interactive portal in a hospitality establishment having multiple rooms, such as a hotel. The television is associated with a room and includes a processor, memory, tuner, panel, and audio drive disposed in an interconnected busing architecture. The television generates a default interactive portal as well as a guest-specific interactive portal, which is generated from a guest configuration profile having information including guest identification, a guest channel preference presentation, and a guest service preference presentation with guest account information. The guest configuration profile may also enable the creation of a local area wireless network with substantially the same behavior as the guest”s home wireless network.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Overlay of millimeter wave (mmWave) on citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) for next generation fixed wireless (NGFW) deployment
Patent No. 10419943 

Inventor(s): Tony Wah-Tung Wong (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16010332 on 06/15/2018 (459 days app to issue)

Abstract: An overlay of millimeter wave (mmWave)-capable cells are added to a citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) network to provide coverage in a next generation fixed wireless (NGFW) network. The availability of mmWave spectrum, with limited reach, can be utilized as a wireless backhaul for subsequent hops. In one aspect, integrated access front-haul nodes (IAFHNs) that are utilized for mmWave transmissions at a second (and/or subsequent) hop can be deployed with self aligning receivers. Further, the IAFHNs can facilitate adaptive resource allocation scheduling in an integrated access and backhaul (IAB) chain. In addition, an interface between macro access points can be enhanced to enable the adaptive resource allocation on the IAB chain. In one aspect, a fixed user equipment (UE) can be configured with dual connectivity (DC) and a network operator can offer different tiers of services based on a location of the UE.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for providing explicit feedback in communications systems with multi-point connectivity
Patent No. 10420109 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Lili Zhang (Beijing, , CN), Nathan Edward Tenny (Poway, CA), Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15487012 on 04/13/2017 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for transmitting feedback includes receiving feedback configuration information for explicit channel feedback for a plurality of transmit beam-receive beam combinations (TRBCs) between the user device and transmit-receive points (TRPs) of a multi-point set associated with the user device, generating the explicit channel feedback for the plurality of TRBCs, generating at least one modified uplink resource for each TRP in a subset of the TRPs of the multi-point set, the modified uplink resources are generated in accordance with the feedback configuration information, the modified uplink resources are configured to convey the explicit channel feedback to the subset of TRPs of the multi-point set, and transmitting the modified uplink resources to the subset of the TRPs of the multi-point set, where the at least one modified uplink resource associated with a TRP in the subset of the TRPs is transmitted to the TRP using a single TRBC.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for signal density reduction in the frequency domain
Patent No. 10420137 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Kai Xu (Beijing, , CN), Yanliang Sun (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15708284 on 09/19/2017 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating an access node includes sending, to a user equipment (UE), a frequency domain density reduction rate indicator and a frequency shift index indicator for one or more channel state indicator reference signal (CSI-RS) resources, wherein the frequency domain density reduction rate indicator indicates a number of physical resource blocks (PRBs) skipped between successive CSI-RS transmissions and the frequency shift index indicator indicates a shift of a CSI-RS starting PRB.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Multi-destination burst protocol
Patent No. 10420140 

Inventor(s): Aidan Cully (St. Augustine, FL), David Lawrence (Whitehouse Station, NJ), Michael J. Macaluso (Jackson, NJ), Oleg Logvinov (East Brunswick, NJ)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Crowe Dunlevy (Local + 7 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15729017 on 10/10/2017 (707 days app to issue)

Abstract: Multicast transmissions are efficient but do not allow for individual acknowledgement that the data was received by each receiver. This is not acceptable for isochronous systems that require specific levels of QoS for each device. A multimedia communications protocol is provided that uses a novel multi-destination burst transmission protocol in multimedia isochronous systems. The transmitter establishes a bi-directional burst mode for multicasting data to multiple devices and receiving Reverse Start of Frame (RSOF) delimiters from each multicast-destination receiver in response to multiple SOF delimiters, thus providing protocol-efficient multi-destination acknowledgements.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Bio-dimming lighting system
Patent No. 10420184 

Inventor(s): Abhishek Goyanka (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Biological Innovation and Optimization Systems, LLC (Carlsbad, CA)
Law Firm: MLO, a professional corp. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16257970 on 01/25/2019 (235 days app to issue)

Abstract: Lighting control systems are disclosed that have a lighting fixture, a microprocessor, and a single dimmer control that enables a user to adjust a total current to the lighting fixture. The lighting fixture includes a first LED channel that emits a first spectrum comprising white light and a second LED channel that emits a second spectrum comprising biologically-tailored light. The microprocessor is configured to take measurements of current, store a plurality of average values of total current, set a setpoint that defines a maximum current for a dimming profile of the lighting fixture, and control a biological light ratio according to the dimming profile. The ratio may be an M/P ratio of melanopic lux to photopic lux or an OPN5/OPN4 ratio of OPN5 lux to melanopic lux. The dimming profile correlates the ratio to a percentage of the maximum current.

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


System and method for primary point handovers
Patent No. RE047613 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): Hao Bi (Lake Zurich, IL), Yishen Sun (Buffalo Grove, IL)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14876481 on 10/06/2015 (1442 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a multiple point (MP) controller includes receiving, from a source primary point, a handover required message for a user equipment coupled to the source primary point, the handover required message including target primary point information and MP radio bearer information. The method also includes determining an MP configuration according to the handover required message, and sending, to a target primary point, a handover request message including the MP configuration and the MP radio bearer information. The method further includes sending, to the source primary point, a handover message including the MP configuration, the MP radio bearer information, and reconfiguration information for the user equipment, the handover message initiating a handover of a subset of the MP radio bearer from the source primary point to the target primary point, and receiving, from the target primary point, a handover complete message. Patent Class: N/A


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Wallet
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Inventor(s): John Blackrock (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bearcreek Imports, LLC (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Widerman Malek, PL (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29636139 on 02/06/2018 (588 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Shaker cup
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Inventor(s): Christopher Michael Gronkowski (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): ICE SHAKER, LLC (Colleyville, TX)
Law Firm: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29631674 on 01/02/2018 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Flag and flagpole combination
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Inventor(s): Scott Stephens (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29638863 on 03/01/2018 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Housing for a speaker
Patent No. D860160 

Inventor(s): Gal Wolman (Plano, TX), Inbal Lazar Wolman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Gagnon, Peacock Vereeke P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29638312 on 02/26/2018 (568 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fishing lure
Patent No. D860380 

Inventor(s): Michael W. Kertz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): No Longer Naked Lures, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29617574 on 09/14/2017 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fishing lure
Patent No. D860381 

Inventor(s): Michael W. Kertz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): No Longer Naked Lures, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29617577 on 09/14/2017 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fishing lure
Patent No. D860382 

Inventor(s): Michael W. Kertz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): No Longer Naked Lures, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29617580 on 09/14/2017 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fishing lure
Patent No. D860383 

Inventor(s): Michael W. Kertz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): No Longer Naked Lures, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29617582 on 09/14/2017 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Medical device
Patent No. D860467 

Inventor(s): Steve Blake (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ORTHOFIX INC. (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29639241 on 03/05/2018 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Cosmetic compact
Patent No. D860539 

Inventor(s): Alexa Hanna (Addison, TX), Jenny DeMarco Staab (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29663281 on 09/13/2018 (369 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

 

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