Dallas Invents: 134 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 28

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Adobe’s depicting humans in text-defined outfits
• Biological Innovation and Optimization Systems’ dual-mode spectral dimming lighting system
• Bulletproof Property Management’s digital camera zoom control facility
• CareView Communications’ documenting patient procedures
• CommScope Technologies’ small cell antenna and cable mounting guides
• Rolls-Royce’s turbine engine fleet wash management system
• Xtenti’s modular and configurable spacecraft attachment and deployment assemblies

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Dec, 28, 2021 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES  4
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING     13
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY       4
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS           5
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING  10
G: PHYSICS        47
H: ELECTRICITY   40

DESIGN: 11


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)     20
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano)          12
Sandisk Technologies LLC (Addison)          7
Paccar Inc (Bellevue, WA)            6
Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, Ri)  6
Att Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, Ga)          3
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Suwon-Si , Kr)          3
True Velocity Ip Holdings LLC (Garland)     3
Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, Nj)          3

Unassigned        6


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Austin Hiep Phan (Denton)          3
David Leetz (Denton)      3
Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton)          3
Madhukar Budagavi (Plano)         3
Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA)            2
Jonathan Scott Wood (Frisco)      2
Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett) 2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Food products with shells that are dissolved or melted to release ingredients and form heated beverages
Patent No. 11206849 

Inventor(s): Katherine T. Weiser (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Chocolate House Incubator Retail, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17163063 on 01/29/2021 (333 days app to issue)

Abstract: A food product includes first and second shells containing multiple ingredients. The first and second shells are attached to each other by an edible bonding agent. The shells are configured to be dissolved or melted into a heated liquid to release the multiple ingredients and the edible bonding agent is configured to be dissolved or melted into the heated liquid in order to form a heated beverage. The multiple ingredients include a first ingredient that dissolves into the heated liquid and a second ingredient. NULL


Composition and method for germinative compounds in probiotic food and beverage products for human consumption
Patent No. 11206860 

Inventor(s): Amanda Rosmarin (Lantana, TX), Charles J. Greenwald (Irving, TX), Daniel Aberle (Irving, TX), Gabriel F. K. Everett (Mansfield, TX), George Aboagye (Derby, , GB), Jordan E. Church (Carrollton, TX), Judy Pruitt (Mesquite, TX
Assignee(s): NCH Corporation (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Scheef Stone, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16823776 on 03/19/2020 (649 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composition and method for activating probiotic spores in food and beverage products, such as steeped teas, coffee, soups, and sauces. A nutrient-germinant composition comprises one or more L-amino acids, optionally one or more buffers to maintain the pH of the composition when added to water in a range of around 6-8, optionally D-glucose, D-fructose, or both D-glucose and D-fructose, and optionally, an osmoprotectant. The nutrient-germinant composition, one or more species of [i]Bacillus [/i]spores, and a food or beverage product may be pre-mixed in any combination. Water is added to the mixture and heated to a temperature range of 42 to 100 C. to germinate the probiotic spores prior to being consumed.

[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)


Compositions and therapeutic methods
Patent No. 11207343 

Inventor(s): Beamon Agarwal (Secane, PA), Pragnya Das (Secane, PA), Santosh K Panda (Gaithersburg, MD), Suchismita Acharya (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): AYUVIS RESEARCH, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15473904 on 03/30/2017 (1734 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is directed to novel products, variants, pharmaceutically acceptable salts and prodrugs thereof, and medical use of such compounds for the treatment and/or management of sepsis, septicemia, septic shock, ocular infection, ocular inflammation, ocular angiogenesis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), atherosclerosis, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, fever syndromes, cachexia, psoriasis, autoimmune diseases, cardiac diseases, retinoblastoma, cancer and/or any disorder associated with inflammation, immunomodulation and microbial infection.

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


Golf club
Patent No. 11207578 

Inventor(s): Kevin R. Harper (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc. (Carlsbad, CA)
Law Firm: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17002620 on 08/25/2020 (490 days app to issue)

Abstract: A golf club comprises a shaft, a club head, and a connection assembly that allows the shaft to be easily disconnected from the club head. In particular embodiments, the connection assembly includes a removable hosel sleeve that allows a shaft to be supported a desired predetermined orientation relative to the club head. In this manner, the shaft loft and/or lie angle of the club can be adjusted without resorting to traditional bending of the shaft. In another embodiment, the club head has an adjustable sole that can be adjusted upwardly and downwardly relative to the strike face of the club head, which is effective to adjust the face angle of the club head.

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


System and method for monitoring treatment of microelectronic substrates with fluid sprays such as cryogenic fluid sprays
Patent No. 11207715 

Inventor(s): Alan Dee Rose (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): TEL MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING OF AMERICA, INC. (Chaska, MN)
Law Firm: Kagan Binder, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16396008 on 04/26/2019 (977 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques herein pertain to apparatus embodiments and methods for treating the surface of a microelectronic substrate, and in particular for removing objects from the microelectronic substrate using fluid treatment sprays such as cryogenic fluid sprays. The apparatus embodiments and methods described herein further include techniques for monitoring and/or controlling treatment processes for removing particles from surfaces of a microelectronic substrate. The techniques allow using image analysis techniques to monitor characteristics of spray nozzle(s) (e.g., frost formation on the nozzle surface) and using the resultant image information of the nozzle to take corrective action if frost or another nozzle condition is detected.

[B08B] CLEANING IN GENERAL; PREVENTION OF FOULING IN GENERAL (brushes A46; devices for domestic or like cleaning A47L; separation of particles from liquids or gases B01D; separation of solids B03, B07; spraying or applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; cleaning devices for conveyors B65G 45/10; concurrent cleaning, filling and closing of bottles B67C 7/00; inhibiting corrosion or incrustation in general C23; cleaning streets, permanent ways, beaches or land E01H; parts, details or accessories of swimming or splash baths or pools, specially adapted for cleaning E04H 4/16; preventing or removing electrostatic charges H05F)


Inline tool holders
Patent No. 11207737 

Inventor(s): Charlie H. Reynolds (Cynthiana, KY), David A. Britton (Florence, 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: 16561932 on 09/05/2019 (845 days app to issue)

Abstract: An inline tool holder including a shaft collar, a mounting plate, a first enclosure, and a second enclosure. The mounting plate is concentrically arranged around the shaft collar and includes a first surface, a second surface, and an attachment mechanism. The first enclosure is removably coupled to the first surface of the mounting plate and the second enclosure is removably coupled to the second surface of the mounting plate. The attachment mechanism of the mounting plate extends radially beyond an outer edge of both the first enclosure and the second enclosure.

[B23B] TURNING; BORING (using an electrode which takes the place of a tool B23H, e.g. making holes B23H 9/14; working by laser beam B23K 26/00; arrangements for copying or controlling B23Q)


Hook assemblies
Patent No. 11207954 

Inventor(s): Benjamin D. Hack (Blacklick, OH), Clayton J. Karl (Grass Lake, MI), Philip J. Babian (Canton, MI), Robert Tsao (Ann Arbor, MI), Scott E. Malinowski (Brighton, 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: 16579023 on 09/23/2019 (827 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hook assembly for mounting to a body component having a pair of openings is provided. The hook assembly includes a pin member and a hook housing. The pin member includes a base portion and a pair of insertion pins extending upwardly from the base portion. The hook housing includes a top surface and a pair of interior channels. A pair of clip prongs are positioned at each opening of the pair of interior channels. A hook member extends outwardly from the hook housing. The hook housing is coupled to the body component by inserting the pair of clip prongs into the openings formed in the body component in a clip prong insertion direction. The pair of insertion pins are inserted into the pair of interior channels in a pin insertion direction to secure the pin member and the hook housing to the body component.

[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)


Quick release rear view camera system
Patent No. 11208054 

Inventor(s): Roger J. Nolan, Jr. (Goodyear, AZ)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16822966 on 03/18/2020 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for providing a view of an environment around a vehicle. The system includes a camera configured to detect image data of the environment around the vehicle. The system also includes an electronic control unit (ECU) coupled to the camera and configured to render an image based on the image data detected by the camera. The system also includes a display configured to display the image rendered by the ECU. The system also includes a connector coupling the camera and the ECU, the connector configured to be connected or disconnected at a location proximal to a cargo storage area of the vehicle.

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


Protective panel assemblies
Patent No. 11208055 

Inventor(s): Warren Jing Po Chou (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: 16726320 on 12/24/2019 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: A protective panel assembly for protecting an exterior surface of a vehicle, the protective panel assembly including a panel having an inner layer, an outer layer, and a plurality of rigid members. The inner layer and the outer layer are formed of a flexible material. The plurality of rigid members are positioned between the inner layer and the outer layer. The plurality of rigid members being spaced apart from each other.

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


Vehicle bumper support assemblies
Patent No. 11208065 

Inventor(s): Mingher Fred Shen (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: 16810239 on 03/05/2020 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle is provided including a bumper attachment member, a radiator support beam, and a bumper support assembly coupled to the bumper attachment member and the radiator support beam. The bumper support assembly includes a center stay fixed to the radiator support beam and a center stay support having a receiver, an arm, and an anti-rotation pin. The arm extends in a vehicle-longitudinal direction from the receiver. The receiver is configured to receive and engage the bumper attachment member. The anti-rotation pin extends in the vehicle-lateral direction proximate an end of the arm opposite the receiver and engages the center stay to inhibit movement of the bumper attachment member with respect to the radiator support beam.

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


Pillar apparatus for use with vehicles
Patent No. 11208151 

Inventor(s): Justin E. Dominic (Milan, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16751812 on 01/24/2020 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: Pillar apparatus for use with vehicles are disclosed. A disclosed vehicle includes a roof and a roof side rail including an inner panel that extends along a side of the roof. The vehicle also includes a pillar having an outer panel that extends along the side of the roof and is coupled between the roof and the inner panel. The pillar includes a structural feature positioned on the outer panel. The structural feature is configured to cause the outer panel to form a bend that distributes a first load onto an area of the inner panel to prevent the inner panel from tearing during a first vehicle impact event in which the first load is imparted on the outer panel.

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


Rotorcraft elastomeric bearing assembly
Patent No. 11208204 

Inventor(s): Christopher E. Foskey (Keller, TX), Michael J. Southerland (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15815482 on 11/16/2017 (1503 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, a rotorcraft may include a yoke, a blade, a spindle associated with the yoke, and an elastomeric bearing assembly. The center length of the spindle may define a center axis that passes through a center of the elastomeric bearing assembly. The elastomeric bearing assembly may contain a housing coupled to the blade and disposed around the center axis that is configured to rotate in relation to the center axis. The elastomeric bearing assembly may contain an elastomeric shear bearing that has an interior portion coupled to the spindle and an exterior portion coupled to the housing. The elastomeric bearing assembly may contain an elastomeric centrifugal force bearing pressed against the housing. The shear bearing may be configured to counteract a torsional force, and the centrifugal force bearing may be configured to counteract a compression force.

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


System and method for rotorcraft autorotation entry assist
Patent No. 11208205 

Inventor(s): Luke Dafydd Gillett (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16892020 on 06/03/2020 (573 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotorcraft including a main rotor, flight controls connected to the main rotor the main rotor, a plurality of engines connected to the main rotor and operable to drive the main rotor, a main rotor revolutions per minute (RPM) sensor, and a monitoring system operable to determine an engine failure of the plurality of engines. The monitoring system is further operable to engage an automated autorotation entry assist process in response to at least determining the engine failure and according to the measured main rotor RPM, where the automated autorotation entry assist process comprises the monitoring system generating one or more rotor RPM related commands according to at least a target main rotor RPM and the measured main rotor RPM, where the automated autorotation entry assist process further comprises controlling the one or more flight controls according to the one or more rotor RPM related commands.

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


Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft
Patent No. 11208207 

Inventor(s): John Lloyd (Arlington, TX), Kirk Landon Groninga (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15860601 on 01/02/2018 (1456 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods include providing an aircraft with a flight control system, a hybrid electrical or hybrid hydraulic propulsion system, and three ducted fan configuration. Each of two ducted fore fans include a single rotor system having multiple rotor blades, and a single ducted aft fan includes dual, coaxial, counter-rotating rotor systems each having multiple rotor blades. The aircraft is a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft that is capable of operation in an airplane mode and a helicopter mode and designed to provide an urban air-taxi that would relieve ground traffic congestion, reduce carbon emissions, and increase productivity, thereby providing a faster, more efficient means of transportation.

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


Modular and configurable spacecraft attachment and deployment assemblies
Patent No. 11208218 

Inventor(s): Daniel Lim (Glendale, CA)
Assignee(s): Xtenti, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15589897 on 05/08/2017 (1695 days app to issue)

Abstract: A configurable spacecraft attachment and deployment system and a method of constructing a configurable spacecraft attachment and deployment system are provided herein. In one embodiment, the configurable spacecraft attachment and deployment system includes: (1) a connecting structure configured to secure at least one spacecraft to a launch interface, (2) an actuating assembly configured to constrain the spacecraft to the connecting structure before deployment thereof and release the spacecraft from the connecting structure when deployed, and (3) a deploying mechanism coupled to the connecting structure and configured to eject the spacecraft from the attaching structure, wherein the connecting structure, the actuating assembly, and the deploying mechanism are modular components and the connecting structure and deploying mechanism are selected to form the system based on parameters of the spacecraft.

[B64G] COSMONAUTICS; VEHICLES OR EQUIPMENT THEREFOR (apparatus for, or methods of, winning materials from extraterrestrial sources E21C 51/00)


Window clip release system
Patent No. 11208838 

Inventor(s): Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, MI), Scott P. Robison (Dexter, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16419833 on 05/22/2019 (951 days app to issue)

Abstract: A clip release system for a vehicle door includes: a clip including a stem and a clamping portion configured to hold a window; a lock including at least one guide extending from the first axial surface to the second axial surface, the lock being disposed in the stem of the clip; a bolt that rotates between a first position and a second position, is inserted through the hole of the lock in an insertion direction, and biased to move out of the lock in a direction opposite the insertion direction, the bolt including a head at a first end of the bolt, a shaft extending to a second end of the bolt, and at least one locking tab disposed on a surface of the shaft and configured to pass through the at least one guide.

[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)


Passive NOx adsorption and decomposition
Patent No. 11208928 

Inventor(s): Charles Alexander Roberts (Farmington Hills, MI), Krishna Gunugunuri (Canton, MI), Naoto Nagata (Shizuoka, , JP), Torin C. Peck (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16382981 on 04/12/2019 (991 days app to issue)

Abstract: NO[subscript]x [/subscript]abatement compositions include cobalt oxide (Co[subscript]3[/subscript]O[subscript]4[/subscript]) doped with cerium, and have an overall formula Co[subscript]3-x[/subscript]Ce[subscript]-[/subscript]O[subscript]4[/subscript], with cerium occupying tetrahedral and/or octahedral sites in the spinel structure. The NO[subscript]x [/subscript]abatement compositions possess NO[subscript]x [/subscript]storage and NO[subscript]x [/subscript]direct decomposition activity. Dual stage NO[subscript]x [/subscript]abatement devices include an upstream portion having the NO[subscript]x [/subscript]abatement composition to adsorb and store NO[subscript]x [/subscript]at low temperature, and then release the NO[subscript]x [/subscript]at higher temperature to a downstream catalytic conversion portion.

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


 

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

Monoclonal antibodies specific to the plexin-semaphorin-integrin (PSI) domain of RON for drug delivery and its application in cancer therapy
Patent No. 11208494 

Inventor(s): Ming-Hai Wang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): PCM TARGETECH, LLC (Amarillo, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16529205 on 08/01/2019 (880 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes unique, isolated monoclonal antibodies that bind the PSI domain of human RON (RON[superscript]PSI[/superscript]), and methods for making and using the same and novel combination therapies of anti-RON[superscript]PSI [/superscript]antibodies, including humanized anti-RON[superscript]PSI [/superscript]antibodies, nucleic acids that encode the heavy chain, the light chain, or both the light and heave chains of the antibody, host cells, expression vectors, and wherein the antibody or binding fragments thereof can be further conjugated with one or more cytotoxic or chemotherapeutic agents.

[C07K] PEPTIDES (peptides containing fl-lactam rings C07D; cyclic dipeptides not having in their molecule any other peptide link than those which form their ring, e.g. piperazine-2,5-diones, C07D; ergot alkaloids of the cyclic peptide type C07D 519/02; single cell proteins, enzymes C12N; genetic engineering processes for obtaining peptides C12N 15/00) [4]


Manufacturing process for cyclodextrin derivatives
Patent No. 11208500 

Inventor(s): Jose R. Matos (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CyDex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Emeryville, CA)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16752400 on 01/24/2020 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process and equipment assembly for reacting a substituent precursor with a cyclodextrin starting material to provide a raw product comprising a cyclodextrin derivative and 1% or less of an initial amount of the substituent precursor is provided. The process of the present invention provides cyclodextrin derivatives in substantially shorter time and with fewer side products than previous processes that utilize substantially the same starting materials.

[C08B] POLYSACCHARIDES; DERIVATIVES THEREOF (polysaccharides containing less than six saccharide radicals attached to each other by glycosidic linkages C07H; fermentation or enzyme-using processes C12P 19/00; production of cellulose D21) [4]


Augmented biocontainment materials and augmented biocontainment enclosures
Patent No. 11208627 

Inventor(s): Peter D. Gabriele (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): THE SECANT GROUP, LLC (Telford, PA)
Law Firm: McNees Wallace Nurick LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16250457 on 01/17/2019 (1076 days app to issue)

Abstract: A biocontainment vessel includes a vessel structure including a structural composition and an enhancement composition associated with the structural composition. The enhancement composition includes a co-polymer. The co-polymer is a poly(glycerol sebacate) or a poly(glycerol sebacate urethane). The enhancement composition may also include an augmentation agent associated with the co-polymer. The enhancement composition is located with respect to the structural composition such that the enhancement composition benefits biological cells contained in the biocontainment vessel. A composition includes a co-polymer and an augmentation agent contained by the co-polymer. A method of containing biological cells includes placing the biological cells in an augmented biocontainment vessel and storing them in the augmented biocontainment vessel under predetermined conditions. An augmented substrate includes a substrate and an enhancement composition coating a surface of the substrate.

[C12N] MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF (biocides, pest repellants or attractants, or plant growth regulators containing microorganisms, viruses, microbial fungi, enzymes, fermentates, or substances produced by, or extracted from, microorganisms or animal material A01N 63/00; medicinal preparations A61K; fertilisers C05F); PROPAGATING, PRESERVING, OR MAINTAINING MICROORGANISMS; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING; CULTURE MEDIA (microbiological testing media C12Q 1/00) [3]


Functionally-modified oligonucleotides and subunits thereof
Patent No. 11208655 

Inventor(s): Ming Zhou (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (Cambridge, MA)
Law Firm: Lathrop GPM LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16416574 on 05/20/2019 (953 days app to issue)

Abstract: Functionally-modified oligonucleotide analogues comprising modified intersubunit linkages and/or modified 3 and/or 5-end groups are provided. The disclosed compounds are useful for the treatment of diseases where inhibition of protein expression or correction of aberrant mRNA splice products produces beneficial therapeutic effects.

[C12N] MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF (biocides, pest repellants or attractants, or plant growth regulators containing microorganisms, viruses, microbial fungi, enzymes, fermentates, or substances produced by, or extracted from, microorganisms or animal material A01N 63/00; medicinal preparations A61K; fertilisers C05F); PROPAGATING, PRESERVING, OR MAINTAINING MICROORGANISMS; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING; CULTURE MEDIA (microbiological testing media C12Q 1/00) [3]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Food waste disposer interlock device
Patent No. 11208794 

Inventor(s): Oran Baldwin, III (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17175690 on 02/14/2021 (317 days app to issue)

Abstract: An interlock device coupled to a magnetically activated switch when the interlock device is removably seated in a sink flange coupled to a food waste disposer, comprising: a base having interlock device magnets, a recessed seat having drain holes, a helical cam, a strainer basket adjoined to a rotatably mounted spindle having a handle adjoined thereto, opposing nubs, which travel within the helical cam, when the handle is twisted, a spindle mounted seal adapted to block flow through the interlock device, when the spindle mounted seal is releasably seated in the recessed seat, and allowing fluid to flow through the interlock device, when the spindle mounted seal is releasably unseated from the recessed seat; the interlock device activating the food waste disposer when the interlock device is removably seated in the sink flange and one of the interlock device magnets is adjacent a switch magnet of the magnetically activated switch.

[E03C] DOMESTIC PLUMBING INSTALLATIONS FOR FRESH WATER OR WASTE WATER (not connected to either water-supply main or to waste pipe A47K; devices of the kind used in the ground E03B, E03F); SINKS


Space venting upward acting door system and method
Patent No. 11208839 

Inventor(s): Bradley J. Lee (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): GMI Holdings, Inc. (Mount Hope, OH)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16808122 on 03/03/2020 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: A door operator includes: a controller; a sensor operatively connected to the controller, the sensor configured to detect an undesirable condition and communicate a signal to the controller when the undesirable condition is detected; and a door operatively connected to the controller, the controller is configured to cause the door to move from a closed position to a non-closed position when the controller receives the signal. In another aspect, the disclosure describes a method of operating a door. The method includes: detecting an undesirable condition with a sensor; communicating with a controller when the undesirable condition is detected by the sensor; and moving the door from a closed position to a non-closed position when the controller receives the signal.

[E05F] DEVICES FOR MOVING WINGS INTO OPEN OR CLOSED POSITION; CHECKS FOR WINGS; WING FITTINGS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, CONCERNED WITH THE FUNCTIONING OF THE WING


Cutting element for casing bit
Patent No. 11208848 

Inventor(s): Jacob Wendt (Decatur, TX), Neal Bowden (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Klear Bit Technologies LLC (Decatur, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16517218 on 07/19/2019 (893 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole tool, or earth-boring bit, for use in disintegrating structures in a cased wellbore includes a tool body having a central axis about which the tool body rotates and an outermost gage surface on the tool body. At least one gage cutting element on the gage surface has a blunt outermost projection and a sharp cutting edge recessed from the blunt outermost projection, wherein, during rotation of the tool body, the blunt outermost surface contacts the cased wellbore and the sharp cutting edge does not. The blunt outermost projection may be on a leading element while the sharp cutting edge is on a separate, trailing element.

[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]


Static packer plug
Patent No. 11208869 

Inventor(s): Antonio Rosas (Mesquite, TX), Thomas Owen Roane (Alvord, TX), Zheng Guan (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16539188 on 08/13/2019 (868 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a packer plug. The packer plug, in this example, may include an engagement member having a no go feature configured to engage a no go shoulder of an associated packer assembly. The packer plug, in the example, further includes a nose cone having one or more nose cone openings coupled proximate a downhole end of the engagement member, and a check valve coupled proximate the engagement member. The check valve, engagement member, and nose cone, in this example, create a fluid path between a lower end and an upper end of the packer plug. Further to this example, the check valve is configured to allow downhole fluid to pass uphole through the fluid path as the packer plug is being pushed downhole, but substantially prevent uphole fluid from passing downhole through the fluid path as the packer plug is being pulled uphole.

[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]


Flapper valve with beam spring
Patent No. 11208870 

Inventor(s): Abram Serda Galindo (Carrollton, TX), James Dan Vick, Jr. (Dallas, TX), Jimmie Robert Williamson (Carrollton, TX), Leo Guadalupe Collins (Farmers Branch, TX), Russell Irving Bayh (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16636257 on 05/29/2019 (944 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flapper valve assembly that includes a tubular forming an interior passageway and comprising an internal shoulder; a valve seat forming a portion of the interior passageway and spaced from the internal shoulder to form a flapper chamber; a flapper plate that is pivotably mounted to the tubular at a pivot point and positioned within the flapper chamber; wherein the flapper plate is pivotable within the flapper chamber between a valve closed and valve open position; and a first spring extending within the flapper chamber and engaging the flapper plate such that the flapper plate is biased towards the valve closed position; wherein the first spring comprises spaced right and left arms that are in contact with the flapper plate; and wherein, when the flapper plate is in the valve closed position, each of the right and left arms extends away from the flapper plate and towards the internal shoulder.

[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

 

Portal gear for model vehicles
Patent No. 11207975 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Scott Wood (Frisco, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16481360 on 01/26/2018 (1432 days app to issue)

Abstract: A portal gear and a method to implement a portal gear for a model vehicle are provided. The portal gear may include a drive shaft attached to an input gear and an axle attached to an output gear. The portal gear may further include a housing to vertically contain the input gear and the output gear. Wherein the drive shaft transfers a rotational torque from an upper location to a lower location via a gear reduction resulting from the input gear rotating the output gear.

[F16H] GEARING


Turbine engine fleet wash management system
Patent No. 11208917 

Inventor(s): George F. Griffiths (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Rolls-Royce Corporation (Indianapolis, IN)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16506542 on 07/09/2019 (903 days app to issue)

Abstract: A turbine engine fleet wash management system is configured to electronically communicate with a turbine engine system, a fleet management service, and a cleaning management service. The turbine engine fleet wash system causes a cleaning of a turbine engine to occur based on information received from the turbine engine system and other sources. The turbine engine fleet wash management system includes a cleaning schedule optimizer that generates a cleaning schedule based on engine health monitoring data, engine operation data, maintenance schedules for the turbine engine, and cleaning regimen data. The cleaning schedule optimizer estimates turbine engine performance improvements based on the selected cleaning regimen, and calculating an estimate of carbon credits earned based on the predicted improvement in turbine engine performance.

[F01D] NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES OR ENGINES, e.g. STEAM TURBINES (combustion engines F02; machines or engines for liquids F03, F04; non-positive-displacement pumps F04D)


Bypass block for unregulated gearboxes
Patent No. 11209079 

Inventor(s): Scott David Poster (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15967884 on 05/01/2018 (1337 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes a bypass apparatus for lubricant in an unregulated pressurized gearbox including: a block including a lubricant inlet in fluid communication with a pressure relief valve, wherein the pressure relief valve diverts lubricant into the gearbox or into an oil filter, wherein lubricant is returned to the gearbox when the lubricant is cold and/or pressure at the pressure relief valve is high to reduce damage to the gearbox caused by high pressure during a cold start, and when the lubricant temperature increases and the pressure is reduced the pressure relief valve closes and lubricant enters the oil filter.

[F16H] GEARING


Lattice control cage for a regulator
Patent No. 11209101 

Inventor(s): James L. Griffin, Jr. (McKinney, TX), James M. West (Dallas, TX), Nathan A. Quinn (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16518694 on 07/22/2019 (890 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cage for a fluid valve. The cage includes a first cage ring, a second cage ring, and a lattice structure disposed between the first cage ring and the second cage ring. The lattice structure defines a plurality of interconnected flow paths between an internal surface of the lattice structure and an external surface of the lattice structure. The lattice structure has a non-uniform density.

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


Power frame and lubrication system for a reciprocating pump assembly
Patent No. 11209124 

Inventor(s): Bryan Wagner (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): SPM Oil Gas Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15631471 on 06/23/2017 (1649 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus according to which a power end of a reciprocating pump assembly includes a block having bores formed therethrough, and crossheads disposed in the bores and adapted to reciprocate therein. A lubrication pump is in fluid communication with the bores. The pump is operable to pump lubrication fluid into each of the bores so that the crossheads are lubricated as they reciprocate within their respective bores. In another aspect, a power end includes a crosshead block and a power frame connected thereto, the frame including rib plates and supporting the crosshead block. In yet another aspect, a method includes casting a crosshead block; fabricating rib plates; connecting the rib plates to form a frame; and connecting the cast crosshead block to the frame. In some embodiments, the power ends may be used in oilfield operations such as, for example, the cementing, acidizing, or fracturing of a subterranean wellbore.

[F16N] LUBRICATING


Low cost projection system
Patent No. 11209144 

Inventor(s): Alexander Lyubarsky (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16425517 on 05/29/2019 (944 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include a projection system having a light source. The projection system also has a light integrator having an output face, the light integrator configured to receive an output of the light source, wherein a length of the light integrator is less than at least one diametric measurement of the output face of the light integrator. The projection system also has a spatial light modulator and focusing optics configured to receive a light output of the light integrator and configured to focus the light output of the light integrator onto the spatial light modulator. The projection system also has projection optics configured to project modulated light from the spatial light modulator.

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


Heat pump system defrosting operations
Patent No. 11209204 

Inventor(s): Sivakumar Gopalnarayanan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Rheem Manufacturing Company (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16428453 on 05/31/2019 (942 days app to issue)

Abstract: A heat pump system including a charge compensator having a liquid line port for an inflow of a refrigerant into the charge compensator and for an outflow of the refrigerant from the charge compensator. The heat pump system further includes an isolation valve configured to control flows of the refrigerant to and from the charge compensator through a liquid line piping of the heat pump system based on whether the heat pump system is operating in a cooling mode, a defrost mode, or a heating mode, where the liquid line port is fluidly coupled to the liquid line piping of the heat pump system.

[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)


Multi-piece polymer ammunition cartridge
Patent No. 11209251 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Richardson, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15886298 on 02/01/2018 (1426 days app to issue)

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

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


Subsonic polymeric ammunition with diffuser
Patent No. 11209252 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): True Velocity IP Holdings, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16266311 on 02/04/2019 (1058 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a subsonic ammunition including a polymeric casing body; a propellant insert positioned in the propellant chamber to reduce the internal volume of the propellant chamber; a propellant disposed and confined within the propellant chamber; a primer insert positioned at the body base and in communication with the propellant chamber; a primer and diffuser disposed in the primer insert in combustible communication with the propellant; and a projectile frictionally fitted in the mouth in combustible communication with the propellant.

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


Polymer ammunition and cartridge having a convex primer insert
Patent No. 11209256 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Wylie, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16885707 on 05/28/2020 (579 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a primer insert for a polymer ammunition cartridge comprising: a top surface; a bottom surface opposite the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element comprises an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface comprises: a convex transition region that transitions from the bottom surface to a second segment wherein the transition region has an overall convex shape; a first segment extending from the second segment and terminates at a tip, wherein the first segment has a first segment distance from 0.02 to 0.18 inches and the second segment has a second segment distance from 0.02 to 0.18 inches, wherein the second segment has a second segment angle from +3 to 3 degrees relative to the first segment angle and the first segment has a first segment angle from +6 to 6 degrees from perpendicular to the top surface; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface; a primer flash aperture positioned in the primer recess through the bottom surface; and a flash aperture groove in the primer recess and positioned around the primer flash aperture and adapted to receive a polymer overmolding through the primer flash aperture.

[F42C] AMMUNITION FUZES (blasting cartridge initiators F42B 3/10; chemical aspects C06C); ARMING OR SAFETY MEANS THEREFOR (filling fuzes F42B 33/02; fitting or extracting primers in or from fuzes F42B 33/04; containers for fuzes F42B 39/30) [5]


 

P H Y S I C S

Display stand for tablets
Patent No. 11209119 

Inventor(s): Matthew W Townsend (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Sheri Higgins Law, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16903131 on 06/16/2020 (560 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stand for housing a tablet can include: a front plate; a bottom plate; and a first and a second tablet support bracket, wherein the front plate has an opening for displaying a screen of the tablet, wherein the front plate is rotatably connected to the bottom plate via a hinge, and wherein the first and the second tablet support bracket secure the tablet within the stand. The hinge can be a continuous torque hinge. The first and second tablet support brackets can include a flange that supports placement of a tablet into the stand. The stand can be rotated to allow better visibility of the tablet screen. The stand can also include a swivel for turning the tablet for better visibility.

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


System and method for route selection
Patent No. 11209280 

Inventor(s): Chase C. Violetta (Milan, 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: 16528029 on 07/31/2019 (881 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to selecting a route for a vehicle to travel. In one embodiment, the routing system determines a travel route for a vehicle by obtaining usage data for one or more segments of travel, the usage data indicating at least an amount of sensor cleaning fluid used during travel of the vehicle along the one or more segments. The routing system determines a plurality of routes to a destination, and selects a route from among the plurality of routes, the route being selected based at least in part on the usage data.

[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)


Ultrasonic transducer system and method using broadband system responses
Patent No. 11209297 

Inventor(s): Amardeep Sathyanarayana (Austin, TX), Anand G. Dabak (Plano, TX), David P. Magee (Allen, TX), Srinath M. Ramaswamy (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15236650 on 08/15/2016 (1961 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transducer system with a transducer and circuitry for applying a waveform to excite the transducer during an excitation period. The applying circuitry also comprises circuitry for changing a frequency of the waveform during the excitation period.

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


Fluid monitoring system and methods of use
Patent No. 11209300 

Inventor(s): William Arthur Johnson (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16368169 on 03/28/2019 (1006 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fluid monitoring system for monitoring a volume of a fluid source. The system includes a flow sensor coupled to a fluid line in hydraulic communication with the fluid source. The system includes a fluid monitor having a unit counter configured to: receive a flow signal from the flow sensor; and transmit a unit signal to a processor based on the flow signal and an adjustable unit value. The processor configured to determine a remaining volume value of the fluid source based on a first volume value and the unit signal. The monitor configured to calibrate the remaining volume value through adjustment of the unit value via a first set of binary rotary switches and adjustment of the first volume value via a second set of binary rotary switches. The system further includes a control panel having a plurality of flow monitors in communication with a plurality of flow sensors.

[G01F] MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW, OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME [5]


Adding ion sensitivity to an integrated computational element (ICE)
Patent No. 11209350 

Inventor(s): Neal G. Skinner (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15777170 on 01/27/2016 (2162 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device including an ion-selective membrane arranged within an optical path of the device and coupled to a sample cell to interact with a fluid sample and thereby modify an optical response of the ion-selective membrane according to an ion con-centration in the fluid sample, is provided. The device also includes an integrated computational element (ICE) arranged within the optical path, so that the illumination light optically interacts with the ICE and with the ion-selective membrane to provide a modified light that has a property indicative of the ion concentration in the fluid sample. A detector that receives the modified light provides an electrical signal proportional to the property of the modified light. A method and a system for using the above device are also provided.

[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)


Flight computer systems and methods to determine airspeed
Patent No. 11209453 

Inventor(s): Kip Gregory Campbell (Hurst, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Pramudji Law Group PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16546832 on 08/21/2019 (860 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one implementation of the present disclosure, a method for determining airspeed for an unpowered vehicle is disclosed. The method includes: during flight, determining, by an accelerometer disposed on the unpowered vehicle, first and second accelerometer outputs, where the first and second accelerometer outputs correspond to respective first and second body-fixed load factor measurements; determining an angle-of-attack parameter; determining a body Z-force coefficient based on the angle-of-attack parameter; and determining an airspeed value based on the second body-fixed load factor measurement and the second body-fixed coefficient.

[G01P] MEASURING LINEAR OR ANGULAR SPEED, ACCELERATION, DECELERATION OR SHOCK; INDICATING PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF MOVEMENT; INDICATING DIRECTION OF MOVEMENT (measuring angular rate using gyroscopic effects G01C 19/00; combined measuring devices for measuring two or more variables of movement G01C 23/00; measuring velocity of sound G01H 5/00; measuring velocity of light G01J 7/00; determining direction or velocity of solid objects by reflection or reradiation of radio or other waves and based on propagation effects, e.g. Doppler effect, propagation time or direction of propagation, G01S; measuring speed of nuclear radiation G01T)


Common mode rejection ratio test system and method
Patent No. 11209459 

Inventor(s): Scott Matthew Gulas (Sahuarita, AZ), Zebulan Keith Thomas (Tucson, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16774365 on 01/28/2020 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device test system includes a contactor having probe pairs with first and second conductive probes to couple to a respective conductive feature of a packaged electronic device or wafer die region. The system also includes a test circuit having a voltage source to provide a common mode voltage signal; a first buffer with a first input coupled to an output of the voltage source, an output coupled to a first conductive probe of a first probe pair, and a second input coupled to a second conductive probe of the first probe pair; and a second buffer with a first input coupled to the output of the voltage source, an output coupled to a first conductive probe of a second probe pair, and a second input coupled to a second conductive probe of the second probe pair.

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


Multiple input signature register analysis for digital circuitry
Patent No. 11209481 

Inventor(s): Naman Maheshwari (Ghaziabad, , IN), Prakash Narayanan (Bangalore, , IN), Wilson Pradeep (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16217289 on 12/12/2018 (1112 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a multiple input signature register (MISR) to receive outputs from M different scan chains in response to N test patterns applied to test an integrated circuit. The MISR provides N test signatures for the integrated circuit based on the outputs of the M different scan chains generated in response to each of the N test patterns. Each of the scan chains holds one or more test data bits that represent behavior of the integrated circuit in response to each of the N test patterns. A shift register is loaded from an interface and holds one of N comparison signatures that is used to validate a respective one of the N test signatures generated according to a given one of the N test patterns. A comparator compares each of the N test signatures with a respective one of the N comparison signatures to determine a failure condition based on the comparison.

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


Method and apparatus for FMCW radar processing
Patent No. 11209522 

Inventor(s): Karthik Ramasubramanian (Karnataka, , IN), Sandeep Rao (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16107000 on 08/21/2018 (1225 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure provides a radar apparatus. The radar apparatus includes a transmitter that transmits a first chirp. The first chirp is scattered by one or more obstacles to generate a first plurality of scattered signals. A plurality of receivers receives the first plurality of scattered signals. Each receiver of the plurality of receivers generates a digital signal in response to a scattered signal of the first plurality of scattered signals. A processor is coupled to the plurality of receivers and receives the digital signals from the plurality of receivers. The processor performs range FFT (fast fourier transform) and angle FFT on the digital signals received from the plurality of receivers to generate a first matrix of complex samples.

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


Smart pole assembly connectivity
Patent No. 11209603 

Inventor(s): Morn Erasmus (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16647453 on 09/14/2018 (1201 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect of the disclosure a communications network or topology is presented that includes one or more modular or adaptable smart pole assemblies. Each smart pole assembly can include a pole structure supporting a data-communications module and having a hollow interior through which a connectorized vertical cabling structure extends. Jumper cables can be provided to connect components associated with the data-communications module with the vertical cabling structure such that no cabling or wiring has to be removed or installed from the pole hollow interior when components are added, removed, or replaced. The vertical cabling structure or harness can include one or more of connectorized fiber optic cables, DC power cables, and connectorized Category 6 cables. In one example, the fiber optic cables are terminated with hardened multi-fiber optical connectors at each end.

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


Optoelectronic device
Patent No. 11209678 

Inventor(s): Karlheinz Muth (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Rockley Photonics Limited (London, , GB)
Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16281035 on 02/20/2019 (1042 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optoelectronic device, including: a rib waveguide, the rib waveguide including: a ridge portion, which includes a temperature-sensitive optically active region, and a slab portion, positioned adjacent to the ridge portion; the device further comprising a heater, disposed on top of the slab portion wherein a part of the heater closest to ridge portion is at least 2 m away from the ridge portion. The device may also have a heater provided with a bottom cladding layer, and may also include various thermal insulation enhancing cavities.

[G02F] DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS [4]


Systems and method for management and allocation of network assets
Patent No. 11209808 

Inventor(s): Mark Morris (Midlothian, TX), Rudolph Mappus (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16418183 on 05/21/2019 (952 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for generating a multi-layer predictive model includes collecting historical observable data from one or more pieces of equipment of a same type, wherein the historical observable data is collected at different hierarchical levels of the one or more pieces of equipment; collecting operational state indications of the pieces of equipment corresponding to the collected historical observable data; generating, from the collected historical observable data, a set of operational state models, wherein each operational state model corresponds to one of the different hierarchical levels; and generating, from outputs of the set of operational state models, a top-level operational model for the piece of equipment. The top-level operational model is operable to determine maintenance and replacement timing for the piece of equipment.

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


Systems and methods for identifying a set of characters in a media file
Patent No. 11209967 

Inventor(s): Margarita Khafizova (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16573991 on 09/17/2019 (833 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)


Physical unclonable function (PUF) for NAND operator
Patent No. 11209993 

Inventor(s): Kazuto Oku (Kamakura, , JP), Kyosuke Matsumoto (Sagamihara, , JP), Yuki Fujita (Yokohama, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Volpe Koenig (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16828191 on 03/24/2020 (644 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and methods implement a physical unclonable function (PUF) from NAND operations. A NAND flash memory device may generate an unclonable natural random sequence of bits based on a threshold voltage of a plurality of cells in a memory cell array. The unclonable natural random sequence may be stored starting at an address of the memory cell array. A selected subsequence of the unclonable natural random sequence may be stored in a first set of data latches, and target data may be stored in a second set of data latches. The NAND flash memory device may generate a physical unclonable function (PUF) output by applying an XOR operation to the target data and the selected subsequence. The PUF output may be stored in a set of registers or provided to a memory controller to be used for secure applications such as secure identity detection and secure data transfer.

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


Systems and methods for data path power savings in DDR5 memory devices
Patent No. 11209994 

Inventor(s): Ravi Kiran Kandikonda (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16730792 on 12/30/2019 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device includes a data path having a data bus. The memory device further includes a first one-hot communications interface communicatively coupled to the data bus, and a second one-hot communications interface communicatively coupled to the data bus. The memory device additionally includes at least one memory bank, and an input/output (I/O) interface communicatively coupled to the at least one memory bank via the first one-hot communications interface and the second one-hot communications interface, wherein the first one-hot communications interface is configured to convert a first data pattern received by the I/O interface into one-hot signals transmitted via the data bus to the second one-hot communications interface, and wherein the second one-hot communications interface is configured to convert the one-hot signals into the first data pattern to be stored in the at least one memory bank.

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


Architecture for small and efficient modular multiplication using carry-save adders
Patent No. 11210067 

Inventor(s): Brian Craig Koziel (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): PQSecure Technologies, LLC (Boca Raton, FL)
Law Firm: Johnson Dalal (Local + 77 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17285168 on 11/27/2020 (396 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer processing system having at least one accelerator operably configured to compute modular multiplication with a modulus of special form and having a systolic carry-save architecture configured to implement Montgomery multiplication and reduction and having multiple processing element types composed of Full Adders and AND gates.

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


Resource allocation in a multi-processor system
Patent No. 11210095 

Inventor(s): Eric Robert Hansen (McKinney, TX), Krishnan Sridhar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16267213 on 02/04/2019 (1058 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a memory-mapped register (MMR) associated with a claim logic circuit, a claim field for the MMR, a first firewall for a first address region, and a second firewall for a second address region. The MMR is associated with an address in the first address region and an address in the second address region. The first firewall is configured to pass a first write request for an address in the first address region to the claim logic circuit associated with the MMR. The claim logic circuit associated with the MMR is configured to grant or deny the first write request based on the claim field for the MMR. Further, the second firewall is configured to receive a second write request for an address in the second address region and grant or deny the second write request based on a permission level associated with the second write request.

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


Stream reference register with double vector and dual single vector operating modes
Patent No. 11210097 

Inventor(s): Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16458756 on 07/01/2019 (911 days app to issue)

Abstract: A streaming engine employed in a digital signal processor specifies a fixed read only data stream. Once fetched the data stream is stored in two head registers for presentation to functional units in the fixed order. Data use by the functional unit is preferably controlled using the input operand fields of the corresponding instruction. A first read only operand coding supplies data from the first head register. A first read/advance operand coding supplies data from the first head register and also advances the stream to the next sequential data elements. Corresponding second read only operand coding and second read/advance operand coding operate similarly with the second head register. A third read only operand coding supplies double width data from both head registers.

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


Variable latency instructions
Patent No. 11210098 

Inventor(s): Timothy D. Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16384328 on 04/15/2019 (988 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques related to executing instructions by a processor comprising receiving a first instruction for execution, determining a first latency value based on an expected amount of time needed for the first instruction to be executed, storing the first latency value in a writeback queue, beginning execution of the first instruction on the instruction execution pipeline, adjusting the latency value based on an amount of time passed since beginning execution of the first instruction, outputting a first result of the first instruction based on the latency value, receiving a second instruction, determining that the second instruction is a variable latency instruction, storing a ready value indicating that a second result of the second instruction is not ready in the writeback queue, beginning execution of the second instruction on the instruction execution pipeline, updating the ready value to indicate that the second result is ready, and outputting the second result.

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


Execution of additional instructions prior to a first instruction in an interruptible or non-interruptible manner as specified in an instruction field
Patent No. 11210103 

Inventor(s): Horst Diewald (Freising, , DE), Johann Zipperer (Unterschleissheim, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15265184 on 09/14/2016 (1931 days app to issue)

Abstract: A processor includes a plurality of execution units. At least one of the execution units is configured to determine, based on a field of a first instruction, a number of additional instructions to execute in conjunction with the first instruction and prior to execution of the first instruction.

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


System and method for implementing data manipulation language (DML) on Hadoop
Patent No. 11210181 

Inventor(s): Bharaneedaran Saravanan (Irving, TX), Jagmohan Singh (Coppell, TX), Prasad V. Pondicherry (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16148052 on 10/01/2018 (1184 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to creating a re-usable code component that may be used with the data manipulation and transformation tool to natively support DML functionality. In addition to Insert, Update, and Delete, an addition function directed to ”DeDup” may be implemented as it is used frequently in data transformation processes. An embodiment of the present invention is directed to capability to roll-back to a prior version of the original dataset. Any number of versions as required may be maintained.

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


Memory appliance couplings and operations
Patent No. 11210240 

Inventor(s): Keith Lowery (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Rambus Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Lowenstein Sandler LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16595010 on 10/07/2019 (813 days app to issue)

Abstract: System and method for improved transferring of data involving memory device systems. A memory appliance (MA) comprising a plurality of memory modules is configured to store data within the plurality of memory modules and further configured to receive data commands from the first server and a second server coupled to the MA. The data commands may include direction memory access commands such that the MA can service the data commands while bypassing a host controller of the MA.

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


High-level output voltage training for non-volatile memory
Patent No. 11210241 

Inventor(s): Ashish Savadia (Karnataka, , IN), Elkana Richter (Tene, IL), Jayanth Thimmaiah (Karnataka, , IN), Nitin Gupta (Karnataka, , IN), Ramakrishnan Subramanian (Karnataka, , IN), Rampraveen Somasundaram (Karnataka, , IN), Shiv Harit Math
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17068957 on 10/13/2020 (441 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data storage system includes a storage medium including plurality of memory cells, a storage controller in communication with the storage medium, an electrical interface circuitry configured to pass data via a channel disposed between the storage medium and the storage controller; and voltage training circuitry configured to train a high-level output voltage (VOH) for each of a plurality of data lines of the channel. Training the VOH includes, for each of the plurality of data lines of the channel, calibrating a pull-up driver of the storage controller against an on-die termination circuit of the storage medium, calibrating a pull-down driver of the storage controller against the pull-up driver of the storage controller, and calibrating an on-die termination circuit of the storage controller against a pull-up driver of the storage medium.

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


Detection of displayport alternate mode communication and connector plug orientation without use of a power distribution controller
Patent No. 11210255 

Inventor(s): Hassan Omar Ali (Murphy, TX), Mark Edward Wentroble (Plano, TX), Suzanne Mary Vining (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16709073 on 12/10/2019 (749 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to USB TYPE-C, and, in particular, DISPLAYPORT Alternate Mode communication in a USB TYPE-C environment. In one embodiment, a device determines a DISPLAYPORT mode and determines an orientation of a USB TYPE-C connector plug. A multiplexer multiplexes a DISPLAYPORT transmission based in part on the determined orientation of the USB TYPE-C connector plug.

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


Methods and systems for natural language processing of metadata
Patent No. 11210266 

Inventor(s): Ron Riffe (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Scully, Scott, Murphy Presser, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16257476 on 01/25/2019 (1068 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for collection and management of metadata are disclosed. The methods include maintaining a plurality of data storage systems in communication with an external metadata management system, and operating the metadata management system to store metadata corresponding to data residing on the plurality of data storage systems as a plurality of entries. Each of the plurality of entries include one or more facets of data corresponding to metadata stored in that entry and extracted using text analysis of that metadata.

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


Fault isolation
Patent No. 11210434 

Inventor(s): Michael Alan Gralish (Arlington, TX), Monty Allan Wolfe (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15786464 on 10/17/2017 (1533 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes an input/output interface, a processor, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium having instructions stored thereon. The instructions, when executed, cause the processor to receive a fault code, display on the input/output interface a first component of an aircraft that is associated with the fault code, upon selection by a user of a first hyperlink associated with the first component, display a physical layout of the aircraft in which the first component is indicated, and upon selection by the user of a second hyperlink associated with the first component, display a first wiring diagram of the aircraft in which the first component is indicated.

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


Systems and methods for tower antenna mount analysis and design
Patent No. 11210437 

Inventor(s): Hanming You (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Tower Engineering Solutions, LLC (Las Vegas, NV)
Law Firm: Quicker Law, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15951835 on 04/12/2018 (1356 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes rendering, by a user interface of a computing device, a plurality of antenna mount options. The method includes receiving a selection of an antenna mount option. The method includes generating a geometry of a tower and the antenna mount option including a relative position of each of a plurality of tower components based on a load bearing capacity of the tower and the antenna mount option. The method includes rendering the generated geometry. The method includes generating, using the geometry and the load bearing capacity, an input file for a modeling program. The method includes importing the input file to the modeling program and running the modeling program, wherein the modeling program performs a structural analysis of the tower and the antenna mount option. The method includes rendering a result of the structural analysis including a stress and strain of the tower and the antenna mount option.

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


System and method for multi-channel digital marketing optimization
Patent No. 11210685 

Inventor(s): Joseph Byron Krystofik (Mckinney, TX)
Assignee(s): INTELLISEA LLC (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Sagacity Legal, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15929678 on 05/15/2020 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for multi-channel digital marketing optimization includes a memory for storing a marketing optimization program code, and a marketing optimization data; and a processor communicatively coupled to the memory. The processor executes the marketing optimization program code to create a cluster template by creating and storing within the marketing optimization data an individual business template for each of a plurality of businesses, classifying the plurality of businesses into a cluster based at least in part on one or more marketing objectives, creating and storing within the marketing optimization data a cluster template based at least in part on a combination of captured and calculated data for the plurality of businesses within the cluster. The processor executes the marketing optimization program code further to repeat the cluster template creation steps for a plurality of clusters; and to mathematically combine the cluster templates to create a plurality of target marketing templates.

[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]


Intelligent preprocessing routing to decisioning services
Patent No. 11210687 

Inventor(s): Nithya Subramanian (Plano, TX), Rajaboopathy Vijayaraghavan (Carrollton, TX), Satish Kesiboyana (Plano, TX), Thomas Sickert (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16882112 on 05/22/2020 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: The system and methods described herein allow users to give their applicant information when seeking to purchase a good with financing from multiple potential lenders, and may be pre-screened by one or more rule sets implemented by a marketplace client in an eligibility analysis to ultimately submit applicant information to a subset of the multiple potential lenders which are found to be suitable for lending to an applicant based on the applicant information, wherein lender microservices are then run in a jailed, firewalled, and self-contained, autonomous environment, and the results of said lender microservices are reported to the user and may be used to change the one or more rule sets implemented by the marketplace client for future pre-screening of applicants.

[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]


Computer-based systems configured to provide actionable graphical user interfaces on computing devices and methods of use thereof
Patent No. 11210715 

Inventor(s): Abhinav Sharma (Flower Mound, TX), Leslie Lindsey (Celina, TX), Margaret Erlandson (Plano, TX), Neeraj Kumar (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16782879 on 02/05/2020 (692 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving a request to initiate a group gift indicating a gift date on which the group gift should be sent to a receiver of the gift. The method further includes determining, electronic devices to send invitations to contribute to the group gift and sending the invitations to the electronic devices. The invitations prompt a user to respond with a single action whether the user would like to contribute or not. The method further includes receiving responses from the electronic devices indicating an approval to contribute to the group gift or a refusal to contribute to the group gift. The method further includes initiating a physical gift purchase as part of the group gift and sending a message to a gift receiver electronic device that includes information about a monetary gift.

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


Systems and methods to analyze product pricing
Patent No. 11210731 

Inventor(s): Stephen Joseph Contreras (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16719405 on 12/18/2019 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: The described systems and methods provide a user”s mobile device with a graphical user interface that can provide information about the lowest price offered for one or more products. For instance, when a person at a physical retail store places one or more products in a physical shopping cart, a scanning device may scan the one or more products to obtain information about the one or more products, the scanned information is sent to a server that provides pricing and store location information to a mobile device based on the scanned information, the pricing and store location information can be analyzed by the mobile device to display the lowest price and store location for each product.

[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]


Single-pass boundary detection in video-based point cloud compression
Patent No. 11210812 

Inventor(s): Hossein Najaf-Zadeh (Allen, TX), Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15929663 on 05/14/2020 (593 days app to issue)

Abstract: A decoding device includes a communication interface and a processor. The communication interface is configured to receive a bitstream. The processor is configured to decode from the bitstream a first frame, a second frame and an occupancy map frame. The processor is also configured to reconstruct the 3D point cloud using the first frame, the second frame, and the occupancy map frame. The processor is further configured to perform a single pass of the occupancy map frame to identify points of the reconstructed 3D point cloud that correspond to a subset of pixels in the first frame and the second frame that are positioned within a proximity threshold to a boundary of any of the patches.

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


Depicting humans in text-defined outfits
Patent No. 11210831 

Inventor(s): Akshay Malhotra (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Adobe Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: FIG. 1 Patents (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16804822 on 02/28/2020 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: Generating images and videos depicting a human subject wearing textually defined attire is described. An image generation system receives a two-dimensional reference image depicting a person and a textual description describing target clothing in which the person is to be depicted as wearing. To maintain a personal identity of the person, the image generation system implements a generative model, trained using both discriminator loss and perceptual quality loss, which is configured to generate images from text. In some implementations, the image generation system is configured to train the generative model to output visually realistic images depicting the human subject in the target clothing. The image generation system is further configured to apply the trained generative model to process individual frames of a reference video depicting a person and output frames depicting the person wearing textually described target clothing.

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


Safety for vehicle users
Patent No. 11210873 

Inventor(s): Ben Bowne (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): Cambridge Mobile Telematics Inc. (Cambridge, MA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16451193 on 06/25/2019 (917 days app to issue)

Abstract: Personal safety concerns for users of vehicles can be indicated, identified, communicated, analyzed, or acted on to make the users and other participants in the technology aware of the safety concerns and to reduce the risks to the users associated with the safety concerns. Personal safety concerns can be recognized based on safety concern triggers. Once recognized, the personal safety concerns can be reported to the users and other participants in the technology by safety alerts. The safety alert can prompt one or more telematics devices at the vehicle to capture, store, or transmit telematics data, including, for example, audio, image, or video data or combinations of them. The captured telematics data can be used to verify the safety alert and the safety concern and present the captured data to a third party participant to enable the third party participant to determine an appropriate response or action.

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


Facility access regulating system and method
Patent No. 11210883 

Inventor(s): Federico Romero (Corpus Christi, TX)
Assignee(s): Overhead Door Corporation (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16453693 on 06/26/2019 (916 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for detecting a threat at a facility, such as a weapon, and automatically implementing security procedures including opening and/or closing doors of the facility to isolate the threat from facility occupants. Additionally or alternatively, one or more egress routes may be established by opening and/or closing certain doors to aid facility occupants in evacuating the facility while avoiding the threat.

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


System and method for active shooter detection and evacuation guidance
Patent No. 11210910 

Inventor(s): Ernest Eugene Williams (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: GableGotwals (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16932317 on 07/17/2020 (529 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for finding the proximate location of an indoor active shooter including: a plurality of acoustic sensors for receiving acoustic information from a monitored area, the sensors being dispersed in the monitored area, and each sensor having a processor for discriminating gunshot candidates from other sounds; and a host processor/server for receiving the gunshot candidates from the sensor and provide further processing to determine if the gunshot candidate is a gunshot. The server may use the first sensor to report as the proximate location of the shooter. As nearby sensors report the same incident, the server may refine the proximate location to within a few feet of the actual location of the shooter. The host processor includes a program or instructions to determine exit routes from the detected shooter and to activate a warning system which directs people away. The warning system includes a plurality of signaling lights capable of producing light in a plurality of selectable colors such that the host processor commands the lights to signal colors which warn people of the direction of the proximate location and other colors which direct people away from the proximate location.

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


Systems and methods for mitigating anomalies in lane change detection
Patent No. 11210941 

Inventor(s): John-Michael McNew (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16692524 on 11/22/2019 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to improving detection of lane changes for an ego vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to detecting a surrounding vehicle from sensor data acquired about the surrounding environment by the ego vehicle, estimating a relative position of the surrounding vehicle in relation to the ego vehicle. The method includes determining a context of the surrounding vehicle in relation to a present roadway on which the ego vehicle is traveling. The method includes selectively grouping the surrounding vehicle into a change group according to the context. The change group including one or more vehicles for assessing movements of the ego vehicle. The method includes analyzing relative movements of vehicles in the change group to generate an indicator of whether the ego vehicle has performed a lane change.

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


Meter time notification of other vehicles to driver
Patent No. 11210949 

Inventor(s): Derek A. Thompson (Ypsilanti, MI), Preston Steffey (Ypsilanti, MI), Sean Xu (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl, LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16895774 on 06/08/2020 (568 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for providing meter time notifications to a user are disclosed. The system includes a display, a receiver that receives one or more signals from one or more parking meters via a vehicle-to-infrastructure communication system, the one or more signals including an identification of an occupied parking space and an amount of time remaining before the occupied parking space must be vacated, and a processing device communicatively coupled to the display and to the receiver. The processing device is configured to receive the one or more signals from the receiver, determine the amount of time remaining for one or more occupied parking spaces based on the one or more signals received via the receiver, and cause the display to display an indicator of one or more occupied parking spaces and the associated amount of time remaining.

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


Systems and methods for controlling vehicle traffic
Patent No. 11210952 

Inventor(s): Adrian Abellanoza (Mesquite, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16655995 on 10/17/2019 (803 days app to issue)

Abstract: An edge device may receive, from a first device in a first vehicle moving towards an intersection, first-vehicle-provided-tracking information and, from a first sensor device at the intersection, sensor-provided-first-vehicle-tracking information. The edge device may receive, from a second device in a second vehicle moving towards the intersection, second-vehicle-provided-tracking information and, from a second sensor device at the intersection, sensor-provided-second-vehicle-tracking information. The edge device may determine whether vehicle-provided-tracking information matches the sensor-provided-tracking information for the first vehicle and/or the second vehicle. The edge device may determine whether the first vehicle and the second vehicle are predicted to collide and may provide, to one or more traffic control devices, one or more instructions to provide signals to the first vehicle and/or the second vehicle.

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


Systems and methods for generating views of unmanned aerial vehicles
Patent No. 11210957 

Inventor(s): Baik Hoh (Campbell, CA), Kentaro Oguchi (Sunnyvale, CA), Seyhan Uar (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16410134 on 05/13/2019 (960 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for generating a view for an unmanned aerial vehicle is provided. The method includes obtaining an origin and a destination of the unmanned aerial vehicle, determining a group of imaging devices based on a route between the origin and the destination of the unmanned aerial vehicle, and obtaining a view of the unmanned aerial vehicle following the route based on images of the unmanned aerial vehicle captured by the group of imaging devices. The group of imaging devices form one or more collaborative camera sensor networks. The collaborative camera sensor networks identify an unmanned aerial vehicle and create human operator”s view of the unmanned aerial vehicle. The route of the unmanned aerial vehicle is determined based on the availability of imaging devices of the camera sensor network. The route of the unmanned aerial vehicle may be changed based on the availability of imaging devices.

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


Systems and methods for neural pathways creation/reinforcement by neural detection with virtual feedback
Patent No. 11210961 

Inventor(s): Veena Somareddy (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Neurological Rehabilitation Virtual Reality, LLC (Ft. Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15919165 on 03/12/2018 (1387 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for providing virtual feedback of a neural pattern to create a neural pathway corresponding to an action of an affected limb of a brain injury patient. Embodiments provide for detecting a neural pattern and determining a target action associated with the detected neural pattern. A virtual feedback is generated that includes a virtual action to be performed in a virtual representation of the affected limb. In embodiments, the brain injury may prevent the affected limb from performing the target action. The virtual representation of the affected limb is superimposed over a real-world presence of the affected limb such that the virtual representation is presented to the patient in lieu of the real-world presence, and the virtual action is performed in the virtual representation, such that the virtual action is presented to the patient in lieu of the target action in the real-world.

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


System and method for causing graphical information to be rendered
Patent No. 11211035 

Inventor(s): Sean M. Payne (Austin, TX)
Assignee(s): Charles Schwab Co., Inc. (Southlake, TX)
Law Firm: Innovation Partners (49 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16927098 on 07/13/2020 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method uses a two-dimensional graphics library to generate an image representation that can be used by a three-dimensional graphics library to render the image.

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


Burst clock control based on partial command decoding in a memory device
Patent No. 11211103 

Inventor(s): Kallol Mazumder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16996025 on 08/18/2020 (497 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices and methods include a command input configured to receive a command for a memory device. Second stage wakeup circuitry configured to receive a portion of the command and output an indication of whether the command is a non-burst command based on the portion. Clock gating circuitry is configured to receive an input clock and a wake signal. The clock gating circuitry is also configured to output an internal clock based at least in part on a pulse of the received wake signal. The clock gating circuitry also is configured to maintain the output of the internal clock for a duration based on the indication with the duration being shorter when the indication indicates that the command is a non-burst command.

[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)


Loop dependent plane skew methodology for program operation
Patent No. 11211127 

Inventor(s): Hua-Ling Hsu (Fremont, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Yu-Chung Lien (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16912917 on 06/26/2020 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus, disclosed herein, comprises a plurality of planes, each plane of the plurality of planes including a plurality of memory cells and a control circuit coupled to the plurality of memory cells. The control circuit is configured to: determine a position of a program loop in a sequence of program loops performed to complete a programming operation; initiate an inhibit bit line ramping event for the first plane including ramping of a set of bit lines of a first plane up to an inhibit voltage and based on the position of the program loop, initiate an inhibit bit line ramping event with a ramping start time delay for a second plane, where the inhibit bit line ramping event for the second plane includes initiating ramping of a set of bit lines of the second plane up to the inhibit voltage after the ramping start time 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)


Detection of a last programming loop for system performance gain
Patent No. 11211132 

Inventor(s): Niles Yang (San Jose, CA), Phil Reusswig (San Jose, CA), Piyush A. Dhotre (Milpitas, CA), Sahil Sharma (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16803366 on 02/27/2020 (670 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory apparatus and method of operation is provided. The apparatus includes a plurality of memory cells coupled to a control circuit. The control circuit is configured to receive data indicating a data state for each memory cell of a set of memory cells of the plurality of memory cells and program, in multiple programming loops, the set of memory cells according to the data indicating the data state for each memory cell of the set of memory cells. The control circuit is further configured to determine that the programming of the set of memory cells is in a last programming loop of the multiple programming loops and in response to the determination, receive data indicating a data state for each memory cell of another set of memory cells of the plurality of memory cells.

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


Storage system with multiple components and method for use therewith
Patent No. 11211141 

Inventor(s): Daniel L. Helmick (Broomfield, CO), Martin V. Lueker-Boden (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16888622 on 05/29/2020 (578 days app to issue)

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

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


System and method for documenting patient procedures
Patent No. 11211164 

Inventor(s): Steven Gail Johnson (Highland Village, TX)
Assignee(s): CareView Communications, Inc. (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Meister Seelig Fein LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16447521 on 06/20/2019 (922 days app to issue)

Abstract: The local surveillance sub-system recognizes that a patient medical procedure has or will soon commence by sensing the presence of a healthcare professional in or near the surveillance area, and in response, creates a separate patient medical procedure A/V file for the surveillance data that will be captured. A dedicated procedure remote may be provided for receiving manual interactions from HC professionals present for a procedure or, alternatively, the local surveillance sub-system may autonomously interact with a personal security token device possessed by the HC professional. A procedure data file is also created that holds all of the pertinent information concerning the procedure that is known by the local surveillance sub-system. The patient procedure surveillance A/V file is given a higher priority than ordinary surveillance data captured by the local surveillance sub-system and is then copied to a nonvolatile memory. NULL


 

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Systems and methods for controlling railroad highway crossing flashers
Patent No. 11208131 

Inventor(s): Ralph Young (Osawatomie, KS)
Assignee(s): BNSF Railway Company (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16400017 on 04/30/2019 (973 days app to issue)

Abstract: A railroad crossing warning circuit includes a lamp and a signal generator for generating a first signal of a selected frequency. Divider circuitry divides the frequency of the signal to generate second signal at a flashing frequency. A switch responsive to the second signal controls current flow through the lamp and cause the lamp to flash at the flashing frequency.

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


System and method for maintaining graphs having a policy engine and blockchain
Patent No. 11210416 

Inventor(s): Adam Edgar (McKinney, TX), Rajeev Garg (Frisco, TX), Roderic Paulk (Wylie, TX), Sarah L. Green (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16428322 on 05/31/2019 (942 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a processing system including a processor and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations. The operations include: identifying a set of one or more graphs in a blockchain ledger, wherein each graph of the set of one or more graphs comprises a set of one or more nodes and a graph permission level, wherein each node in the set of one or more nodes comprises a unique identifier, a node permission level, data and zero or more edges, wherein each edge in the zero or more edges defines a relationship between the node and another node in the set of one or more nodes, wherein the node permission level defines a prerequisite to access the data, the node permission level, or the zero or more edges, and wherein the graph permission level defines a prerequisite to access the set of one or more nodes; receiving a request from equipment utilized by a user to access first data in one or more nodes in a first graph, comparing a user permission of the user to a first permission level of the first graph to ensure that the user permission meets or exceeds the first permission level; applying rules of a rules engine to ensure that the user permission meets or exceeds a second permission level defined by the rules; and providing security keys to the equipment utilized by the user responsive to the user permission meeting or exceeding the first permission

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


Neutral radical etching of dielectric sacrificial material from reentrant multi-layer metal structures
Patent No. 11211228 

Inventor(s): Adam L. Cohen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Microfabrica Inc. (Van Nuys, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16380159 on 04/10/2019 (993 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments are directed to forming reentrant multi-layer micro-scale or millimeter scale three dimensional structures, parts, components, or devices where each layer is formed from a plurality of deposited materials and more specifically where each layer is formed from at least one metal structural material and at least one organic sacrificial material (e.g. polymer) that are co-planarized and a portion of the sacrificial material located on a plurality of layers is removed after formation of the plurality of layers via one or more plasma etching operations or one or more neutral radical etching operations.

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


Universal load port for ultraviolet radiation semiconductor wafer processing machine
Patent No. 11211266 

Inventor(s): Jackson Fernandez Rosario (Baguio, , PH), Marc Jan De Guzman Apilado (Baguio, , PH), Reymon Casison (Benguet, , PH), Roderick Serafica Balares (Baguio, , PH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15272187 on 09/21/2016 (1924 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor cassette universal load port. The universal load port comprises a frame, three pins coupled to the frame forming a first portion of a kinematic coupling system configured to locate a 12-inch semiconductor wafer cassette for access by a robot arm of an ultraviolet (UV) radiation (RAD) machine, a first bracket coupled to the frame, a second bracket coupled to the frame, and a chuck coupled to the frame, wherein the first and second bracket and the chuck are configured to locate an 8-inch semiconductor wafer cassette for access by the robot arm of the RAD UV machine.

[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]


Apparatus and method to support thermal management of semiconductor-based components
Patent No. 11211305 

Inventor(s): Barry Jon Male (West Granbury, CT)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15475378 on 03/31/2017 (1733 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit having a body comprised of semiconducting material has one or more electronic components formed in a first region of the body and at least another electronic component formed in the second region of the body. A thermal barrier separates the two regions. By one approach that thermal barrier comprises a gap formed in the body. The gap may comprise an air gap or may be partially or wholly filled with material that inhibits thermal conduction. The thermal barrier may at least substantially surround the aforementioned second region. The second region may also include one or more temperature sensors disposed therein. A temperature control circuit may use the corresponding temperature information from within the second region to actively control the second region temperature using a temperature forcing element that is disposed at least proximal to the second region.

[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 package with terminal pattern for increased channel density
Patent No. 11211315 

Inventor(s): Casey Thomas Morrison (San Jose, CA), Lee Martin Sledjeski (Johns Creek, GA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15784066 on 10/13/2017 (1537 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include an apparatus, including: a substrate having a first surface configured to mount at least one integrated circuit and having a second surface opposite the first surface, the second surface having a plurality of terminals arranged in rows and columns, and at least one row of the plurality of terminals disposed adjacent a first side and extending generally along the length of the substrate arranged in a pattern extending along a longitudinal line, the pattern including a first group of consecutive terminals extending in a first direction at a first angle to the longitudinal line and directed towards an interior of the substrate, a second group of consecutive terminals extending in a second direction at a second angle and extending towards the periphery of the substrate, and a third group of consecutive ones of the terminals extending from the second group in the first direction.

[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]


Package with shifted lead neck
Patent No. 11211320 

Inventor(s): Dolores Babaran Milo (Baguio, , PH), Gloria Bibal Manaois (Baguio, , PH), Joe Ann Feive Carbonell Lopez (Baguio, , PH), Kevin John Bersamira Delos Santos (Baguio, , PH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16731748 on 12/31/2019 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor package includes a pad and leads having a planar profile shaped from a planar base metal, a semiconductor die attached to the pad, a wire bond extending from the semiconductor die to a respective lead, and mold compound covering the semiconductor die, the wire bond, and a first portion of the respective lead, wherein a second portion of the respective lead extends beyond the mold compound. A shape of the respective lead within the planar profile includes a notch indented relative to a first elongated side of the shape of the respective lead and a protrusion protruding outwardly relative to a second elongated side of the shape of the respective lead. The notch and the protrusion are each partially covered by the mold compound and partially outside the mold compound.

[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]


Bonded assembly with vertical power and control signal connection adjacent to sense amplifier regions and methods of forming the same
Patent No. 11211370 

Inventor(s): Fumiaki Toyama (Cupertino, CA), Jee-Yeon Kim (San Jose, CA), Yuki Mizutani (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16774372 on 01/28/2020 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bonded assembly includes a memory die containing a memory device and a plurality of bit lines, and logic die bonded to the memory die. The logic die contains a control circuit configured to control operation of the memory device. The control circuit contains a peripheral circuit region, a sense amplifier region, and a power and control signal region located adjacent to the sense amplifier region and containing at least one power and control signal interconnect structure which is configured to provide a power or control signal to or from the peripheral circuit region.

[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]


Hole pre-charge scheme using gate induced drain leakage generation
Patent No. 11211392 

Inventor(s): Huai-yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Peng Zhang (San Jose, CA), Sarath Puthenthermadam (San Jose, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16916186 on 06/30/2020 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device disclosed herein. The memory device comprises: a memory string including a first select transistor, a memory cell transistor, and a second select transistor connected in series; a bit line connected to one end of the first select transistor; a source line connected to one end of the second select transistor; a first select line connected to a gate of the first select transistor; a word line connected to a gate of the memory cell transistor; a second select line connected to a gate of the second select transistor; and a control circuit configured to perform, before a program operation, a pre-charge operation comprising: applying a voltage to the second select line connected to the gate of the second select transistor to cause gate-induced drain leakage from the second select transistor.

[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]


Apparatus and method of modulating threshold voltage for fin field effect transistor (FinFET) and nanosheet FET
Patent No. 11211493 

Inventor(s): Mark Rodder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16577815 on 09/20/2019 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and method are provided. The apparatus includes at least one field effect transistor (FET), wherein the at least one FET comprises at least one gate overlaying at least one non-linear fin, wherein the non-linear fin is formed via modulating a mandrel by producing cut-outs in the mandrel via optical proximity correction (OPC). The method includes receiving a semiconductor wafer, forming source and drain areas for each of at least one FET on the semiconductor wafer; and forming at least one gate overlaying at least one non-linear fin in each of the at least one FET, wherein the non-linear fin is formed via modulating a mandrel by producing cut-outs in the mandrel via OPC.

[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]


Small cell antenna and cable mounting guides for same
Patent No. 11211684 

Inventor(s): Calvin Dickerson (Garland, TX), Gangyi Deng (Allen, TX), Joy Huang (Plano, TX), Michael F. Bonczyk (Anna, TX), Xiangyang Ai (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16770119 on 11/14/2018 (1140 days app to issue)

Abstract: A communications antenna includes: an elongate reflector comprising a plurality of panels that define a regular polygonal profile, the reflector having a longitudinal axis; a plurality of circuit boards, each of the circuit boards mounted to a respective reflector panel; a plurality of subsets of radiating elements, each subset of radiating elements mounted in a column on a front surface of a respective circuit board; and a plurality of phase cables, each of the phase cables being mounted to two circuit boards disposed on diametrically opposed reflector panels, the phase cables being positioned forwardly of the circuit boards.

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


Closed loop aperture tunable antenna
Patent No. 11211698 

Inventor(s): Ping Shi (Santa Clara, CA), Yonghua Wei (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17063340 on 10/05/2020 (449 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprises a radio frequency (RF) antenna circuit; an antenna aperture tuning circuit; an antenna impedance measurement circuit; and a processor circuit electrically coupled to the tunable antenna aperture circuit and the impedance measurement circuit. The processor circuit is configured to: set the antenna aperture tuning circuit to an antenna aperture tuning state according to one or more parameters of an RF communication network; initiate an antenna impedance measurement; and change the antenna aperture tuning state to an antenna aperture tuning state indicated by the antenna impedance.

[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)


Series capacitor buck converter having circuitry for precharging the series capacitor
Patent No. 11211865 

Inventor(s): Joseph Maurice Khayat (Bedford, NH), Michael G. Amaro (Naperville, IL), Pradeep S. Shenoy (Richardson, TX), Ramanathan Ramani (Plano, TX), Sergio Carlo-Rodriquez (Atlanta, GA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16799112 on 02/24/2020 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: A series capacitor buck converter includes a first half-bridge circuit including a first high side power switch (HSA) and first low side power switch (LSA) connected in series having a first switching node (SWA) therebetween which drives a first output inductor, a second half-bridge circuit including a second HS power switch (HSB) and second LS power switch (LSB) connected in series having a second switching node (SWB) therebetween which drives a second output inductor. A transfer capacitor (Ct) is connected in series with HSA and LSA and between the first and second half-bridge circuits. A first current source is coupled for precharging Ct with a charging current (I_in) and a second current source is coupled to Ct for providing an output current (I_out). A feedback network providing negative feedback forces I_out to match I_in.

[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]


Pinstrap detection circuit
Patent No. 11211940 

Inventor(s): Muthusubramanian Venkateswaran (Bengaluru, , IN), Preetam Charan Anand Tadeparthy (Bangalore, , IN), Siddaram Mathapathi (Bangalore, , IN), Vibha Goenka (Bangalore, , IN), Vikram Gakhar (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16732213 on 12/31/2019 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: In at least some examples, an integrated circuit includes an input pin and an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) comprising an input terminal coupled to the input pin and an output terminal. The integrated circuit further includes a logic circuit comprising an input terminal coupled to the output terminal of the ADC, a first output terminal, and a second output terminal. The integrated circuit further includes a resistance circuit. In an example, the resistance circuit includes a resistor coupled between the input pin and a first node, a first switch coupled between the first node and a reference voltage pin, and a second switch coupled between the first node and a ground pin.

[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]


Methods, circuits, systems and apparatus providing audio sensitivity enhancement in a wireless receiver, power management and other performances
Patent No. 11211959 

Inventor(s): Jaiganesh Balakrishnan (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16838685 on 04/02/2020 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless receiver ([b]10[/b]) includes a down converter module ([b]210[/b]) operable to deliver a signal having a signal bandwidth that changes over time, a dynamically controllable filter module ([b]200[/b]) having a filter bandwidth and fed by said down converter module ([b]210[/b]), and a measurement module ([b]295[/b]) operable to at least approximately measure the signal bandwidth, said dynamically controllable filter module ([b]200[/b]) responsive to said measurement module ([b]295[/b]) to dynamically adjust the filter bandwidth to more nearly match the signal bandwidth as it changes over time, whereby output from said filter module ([b]200[/b]) is noise-reduced. Other wireless receivers, electronic circuits, and processes for their operation are disclosed.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Clock data recovery convergence using signed timing injection
Patent No. 11212073 

Inventor(s): Pervez Mirza Aziz (Dallas, TX), Viswanath Annampedu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NVIDIA Corp. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Rowan TELS LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16802437 on 02/26/2020 (671 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for data and clock recovery includes a timing error detector, a phase detector, and a phase increment injector. The phase increment injector may be used to determine an increment to affect an output of the phase detector or a clocking element. A sign of the increment is determined from a sign or direction of an accumulated version of a clock and data recovery gradient value.

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


Virtual provider edge cluster for use in an SDN architecture
Patent No. 11212137 

Inventor(s): Amir Krayden (Even Yehuda, , IL), Anton Gartsbein (Kiryat Tivon, , IL), Gal Zolkover (Haifa, , IL), Yuval Moshe (Tirat Carmel, , IL)
Assignee(s): ATT SERVICES, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Browdy and Neimark, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16607996 on 04/22/2018 (1346 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sub-system is described which is operative to be used as a virtual Provider Edge (v PE) cluster of an SDN communication system. The sub-system comprises a plurality of network elements, wherein the v PE cluster further comprises one or more virtual routing engines for routing traffic to/from the plurality of network elements, the one or more virtual routing engines are configured to communicate with a managing entity and with a plurality of virtual forwarding engines, and wherein the managing entity is configured to manage operation of the one or more virtual routing engines and the plurality of virtual forwarding engines. According to another aspect, the sub-system comprises a plurality of network elements and a managing entity, wherein the network elements having each one or more ports to convey traffic therethrough, and wherein at least one of the ports associated with the sub-system is configured to serve a plurality of customers.

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


Speed determination for network ports
Patent No. 11212209 

Inventor(s): Alexander Kramer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Nolte Lackenbach Siegel (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16513151 on 07/16/2019 (896 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network switching environment includes a network switch coupled to a port extension module by one or more network cables, and a management resource coupled to the switch and the port extension module. The configurations of the network switch and the port extension module may be dynamically controlled by a management resource to adjust to changes in the maximum bandwidth provided by the one or more network cables. The management resource may implement the network switch and port extension module configurations according to a predetermined target configuration and the connection configuration of the network switch and the port extension module.

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


Simulation-based virtual advisor
Patent No. 11212241 

Inventor(s): Brett Andrew Walker (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16019290 on 06/26/2018 (1281 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to providing virtual assistants. More specifically, various embodiments of the present disclosure relate to methods and systems for providing a simulation-based virtual advisor. In some embodiments, the systems and methods combine and/or integrate the functionality of a conversational virtual agent (e.g., a virtual assistant) with the functionality of a simulation virtual agent, to provide users, customers, or members with targeted, user-specific information in response to questions or other intentions posed by the users via messages exchanged between the users and the agents.

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


Real time dynamic client access control
Patent No. 11212254 

Inventor(s): Karl E. Elliott (Copeville, TX)
Assignee(s): Aunigma Network Security Corp. (Mountain Brook, AL)
Law Firm: Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16800385 on 02/25/2020 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for facilitating controlled access by a client device to one or more services provided by a server are disclosed. The client device”s access to the services provided by the server may be dynamically controlled by a controller, which may generate instructions to an agent to effectuate the access control. The agent may be configured to control one or more access components associated with the server. The instructions generated by the controller may instruct the agent to cause the access control components to grant or remove the client device”s access to the services provided by the server. In some implementations, the controller may generate such instructions based on a status of a session established between the controller and the client device.

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


Flexible hybrid firewall architecture
Patent No. 11212256 

Inventor(s): Amritpal Singh Mundra (Allen, TX), Brian J. Karguth (Van Alstyne, TX), Charles Fuoco (Allen, TX), Kai Chirca (Dallas, TX), Timothy Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16786734 on 02/10/2020 (687 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flexible hybrid firewall architecture is disclosed. A system implementing such an architecture includes an access control register, a memory having at least a region to which access is controllable by the access control register, the access control register including first field that contains a privilege identifier (ID) and a plurality of additional fields, each additional field containing control bits corresponding to a respective one of a plurality of permission levels, and control circuitry that, in response to receiving a transaction containing a transaction privilege ID, a security indicator, and a privilege indicator, controls access to the region when the transaction privilege ID matches the privilege ID contained in the first field by using the control bits of a field of the additional fields that corresponds to a security level indicated by the security indicator and a privilege level indicated by the privilege indicator of the transaction.

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


Framework and methods to control exchange of ranging result
Patent No. 11212345 

Inventor(s): Aditya V. Padaki (Richardson, TX), Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Zheda Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16810627 on 03/05/2020 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus of a network entity in a wireless communication system supporting ranging capability. The method includes generating a medium access control (MAC) common part sublayer-data request primitive including a ranging enable indicator and a ranging request measurement and control IE (RRMC IE) with a reply-time request. The RRMC IE includes request fields for a reply time, a round-trip measurement, a time-of-flight, an angle of arrival (AOA) azimuth, an AoA elevation, a ranging control information, a reserved bit, an RRMC table length, and an RRMC table. The method further includes transmitting MAC Data including the RRMC IE to another network entity and receiving MAC Data including a ranging reply time instantaneous IE from the other network entity. A local value of a receive ranging counter is identified at the network entity.

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


Methods and devices for using a uniform application program interface for validation and recovery
Patent No. 11212392 

Inventor(s): Sunil Kumar (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16663674 on 10/25/2019 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive, from a source device, a request for a target device to perform an operation. The request includes parameters, source information that identifies the source device, and operation information that identifies an operation. The request invokes an API that selects, based on the source information and the operation information, validation rules. The API executes the validation rules to determine whether the parameters are valid for the operation. The API may determine, from executing the validation rules, that an issue is preventing the parameters from being valid for the operation. The API may select, based on the source information and the operation information, a recovery rule from among a plurality of recovery rules. The API may execute the recovery rule to remedy the issue and provide a response message indicating a result of executing the recovery rule.

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


Digital camera zoom control facility
Patent No. 11212451 

Inventor(s): Bennet K. Langlotz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BULLETPROOF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LLC (Cheyenne, WY)
Law Firm: Langlotz Patent Trademark Works, LLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17080985 on 10/27/2020 (427 days app to issue)

Abstract: A camera system with a body including an imager, a zoom lens having a variable focal length and a zoom control operable to adjust the focal length. The body may include a controller connected to the lens and configured to detect the focal length of the lens, and operable based on the focal length of the lens to establish a digital zoom factor. The digital zooming may occur in a limited portion of the zoom range, and this may be the upper end of the zoom range.

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


Hierarchical inter-layer prediction in multi-loop scalable video coding
Patent No. 11212541 

Inventor(s): Do-Kyoung Kwon (Allen, TX), Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16868445 on 05/06/2020 (601 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for encoding a video sequence in a scalable video encoder to generate a scalable bitstream is provided that includes encoding the video sequence in a first layer encoder of the scalable video encoder to generate a first sub-bitstream, encoding the video sequence in a second layer encoder of the scalable video encoder to generate a second sub-bitstream, wherein portions of the video sequence being encoded in the second layer encoder are predicted using reference portions of the video sequence encoded in the first layer encoder, combining the first sub-bitstream and the second sub-bitstream in the scalable bitstream, and signaling an indication of a highest temporal level of the first sub-bitstream comprising at least one of the reference portions in the scalable bitstream.

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


Image decoding method, image coding method, image decoding apparatus, image coding apparatus, and image coding and decoding apparatus
Patent No. 11212544 

Inventor(s): Matthias Narroschke (Schaafheim, , DE), Semih Esenlik (Nazilli, , TR), Thomas Wedi (The Hague, , NL)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16919209 on 07/02/2020 (544 days app to issue)

Abstract: An image includes a first row of largest coding units (LCUs) and a second row of LCUs that is after the first row of LCUs. Encoding the image includes determining that wavefront parallel processing is enabled, and partitioning the first row of LCUs and the second row of LCUs so as to comprise a normal slice and a group of dependent slices. The normal slice is at a position on the first row of LCUs that is not at the beginning of the first row of LCUs. The group of dependent slices includes every dependent slice that uses information from the normal slice for encoding. Based on the determination that wavefront parallel processing is enabled and the normal slice being at a position that is other than the beginning of the first row of LCUs, the partitioning of the first row of LCUs and the second row of LCUs is performed such that an entirety of the group of dependent slices is included in the first row of LCUs.

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


Method and apparatus for sample adaptive offset parameter estimation for video coding
Patent No. 11212557 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Minhua Zhou (San Diego, CA), Woo-Shik Kim (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16049543 on 07/30/2018 (1247 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for sample adaptive offset (SAO) filtering in a video encoder is provided that includes estimating SAO parameters for color components of a largest coding unit (LCU) of a picture, wherein estimating SAO parameters includes using at least some non-deblock-filtered reconstructed pixels of the LCU to estimate the SAO parameters, performing SAO filtering on the reconstructed LCU according to the estimated SAO parameters, and entropy encoding SAO information for the LCU in a compressed video bit stream, wherein the SAO information signals the estimated SAO parameters for the LCU.

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


Methods and apparatus for initiating a playback pause operation on one device and resuming playback on another playback device
Patent No. 11212575 

Inventor(s): Tracy Elliott (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC (St. Louis, MO)
Law Firm: Straub Straub (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15860433 on 01/02/2018 (1456 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus that support implementing a pause, e.g., of a broadcast, on a device, recording the paused program and resuming playback of the paused program on a device associated with a user”s account, are described. The pause function allows a user to pause a broadcast on a device and initiate recording of the paused program, e.g., to network storage. The pause initiating device displays a pause indicator indicating that the program output has been paused. A user logging into the user”s account from a device other than the device from which the pause was initiated is presented an opportunity to resume the paused playback. Playback is resumed from the pause point on the playback device from which a resume signal is received. Upon resumption of playback on a device other than the device from which the pause was initiated, the pause indicator on the pause initiating device is removed.

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


Systems and methods for localized information provision using wireless communication
Patent No. 11212646 

Inventor(s): April Ryan Hilton (Carrollton, TX), Darwin Wayne Belt (Plano, TX), Jeffrey D. Hilton (Carrollton, TX), Jessica B. Hipp (Temple, NH)
Assignee(s): Blind InSites, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Caldwell Intellectual Property Law, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17179578 on 02/19/2021 (312 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for localized information provision using wireless communication, includes a computing device designed and configured to receive, from a wireless signal generator located in a navigable space, a location identifier, input at least a user-entered datum associated with the location identifier, instantiate a display data structure as a function of the at least a user-entered datum, wherein, the display data structure includes a plurality of data signals including the at least a user-entered datum, each display signal of the plurality of display signals includes a subset of a plurality of categories of data, and the display data structure includes a display order for the plurality of data signals, record at least an element of contextual data, and generate a localized data record, wherein the localized data record include display data structure, location identifier, and an association of the contextual data with the display order.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


MME interface for EN-DC node selection
Patent No. 11212660 

Inventor(s): David Taft (Keller, TX), Imtiyaz Shaikh (Irving, TX), Jerry Steben (Fort Worth, TX), Maqbool Chauhan (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16676039 on 11/06/2019 (783 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer device may include a memory storing instructions and processor configured to execute the instructions to receive a request for a connection to a Packet Data Network gateway (PGW) from a User Equipment (UE) device; obtain subscription type information for the UE device; and determine that the UE device is associated with a Fifth Generation (5G) subscription based on the obtained subscription type information. The processor may be further configured to obtain a list of available PGWs from a 5G Network Repository Function (NRF), in response to determining that the UE device is associated with the 5G subscription; select a PGW from the obtained list of available PGWs based on a selection rule; and send a create session request for the UE device to the selected PGW.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Shared channel remapping in a multiple radio access technology co-existence scenario
Patent No. 11212682 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Christopher Weisberg, P.A. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16625069 on 06/27/2018 (1280 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment, base station and methods are provided. The user equipment includes processing circuitry configured to obtain an indication of a resource mapping for a first radio access technology, RAT, that allows for co-existence with a second RAT within at least a portion of a transmission band, and determine communication resources based on the obtained resource mapping indication.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for the visual representation and simulation of electromagnetic radiation distribution in a volume of space
Patent No. 11212684 

Inventor(s): Ryan Robert Hadley (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Alliance IP, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16321442 on 07/27/2017 (1615 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the embodiments are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for displaying floorplans and electromagnetic (EM) emissions to facilitate EM emission design within the floorplan. The display of the floorplan and EM emissions can be performed on a wearable device, such as a augmented reality implement or virtual reality implement. The implement can also facilitate a configuration, manipulation, and revision of floorplan and EM emitter positioning, to allow an operator to more precisely configure EM emitter placement and selection.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Facilitation of channel selection within a wireless network
Patent No. 11212778 

Inventor(s): Jerome Hetrick (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT Mobility II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16732432 on 01/02/2020 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: A more efficient network can be achieved using channel allocation strategies within a wireless network. A network device can receive several data points from a mobile device including resource request data, access condition data, and location data. Once the network device has received the aforementioned data points, the network device can identify channels that are conducive to a heightened quality of service for a resource being requested based on a signal attenuation associated with the channel. The network device can then facilitate a channel selection in response to an assessment of the data points and identifying a channel for the resource.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Control channel for UE power saving
Patent No. 11212790 

Inventor(s): Yang Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16834908 on 03/30/2020 (638 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downlink control information (DCI), such as a blanking DCI (bDCI) message may be transmitted by a base station (e.g., eNB) and received by a mobile device (e.g., UE). The bDCI may indicate that the eNB will not transmit a subsequent DCI to the UE for a duration of time. The UE may be in continuous reception mode or connected discontinuous reception (C-DRX) mode. The UE may therefore determine to enter a sleep state or take other action. The bDCI may specify an explicit blanking duration, or an index indicating a blanking duration from a lookup table, and/or the blanking duration (and/or a blanking duration offset value) may be determined in advance, e.g., semi-statically. When the UE is in C-DRX mode, the UE may be configured such that either the sleep/wake period of the C-DRX mode or the blanking period of the bDCI may take precedence over the other.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for communication in wireless communication system
Patent No. 11212800 

Inventor(s): Young Han Nam (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Jefferson IP Law, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16574594 on 09/18/2019 (832 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a 5G or pre-5G communication system for supporting a data rate higher than that of the 4G system. A method by a terminal in a wireless communication system according to the present disclosure includes receiving a first message comprising first information indicating a number of symbols in an uplink pilot time slot (UpPTS) region, identifying at least one symbol for transmitting a sounding reference signal (SRS) based on the first information, and transmitting the SRS.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for long term evolution operation in unlicensed and shared spectrum for cloud radio access networks
Patent No. 11212818 

Inventor(s): Ajay Nigam (Bengaluru, , IN), Ajit Ashok Joshi (Bangalore, , IN), Hersh Vardhan Shukla (Bengaluru, , IN), Sridhar Rajagopal (Plano, TX), Tarak Taranekar (Bangalore, , IN), Wessam Afifi Ahmed (Mckinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Mavenir Networks, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero Perle, L.L.P. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16272255 on 02/11/2019 (1051 days app to issue)

Abstract: There is provided a system, method, and interfaces for Radio Access Networks and Cloud Radio Access Networks.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Predictive bearer assignment for wireless networks
Patent No. 11212857 

Inventor(s): Terri L. Brooks (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): T-Mobile USA, Inc. (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Lee Hayes, P.C. (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16389655 on 04/19/2019 (984 days app to issue)

Abstract: Predictive bearer assignment for wireless networks is described herein. A wireless network can include a first base station and a second base station to provide dual connectivity to user equipments (UEs) operating in an environment. A bearer assignment component can receive network information, such as signal strength(s) and/or locations of the UEs in the environment, from UEs connected the first or second base stations. The bearer assignment component can determine, based on the network information, whether to assign a bearer to a UE attempting to connect to the first or second base station, and if so, a type of a bearer to assign to the UE. If similarly situated UEs experience a positive or negative outcome involving a bearer, the bearer assignment component can assign bearers to optimize communications between other UEs and the first or second base stations.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Dual-mode spectral dimming lighting system
Patent No. 11212890 

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: 16949525 on 11/02/2020 (421 days app to issue)

Abstract: Lighting control systems are disclosed, which are configured to detect a rate at which a total current from a current driver is being changed. The total current is an amount of current for a plurality of LED channels comprising a first LED channel and a second LED channel. The systems are also configured to control a first current to the first LED channel and a second current to the second LED channel, the first current and the second current each being a portion of the total current. The controlling comprises: when the rate is detected as being a first slope, changing a ratio of the second current to the first current; and when the rate is detected as being a second slope different from the first slope, keeping the ratio constant while the total current is adjusted according to the dimmer control.

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


Power connector for electronic equipment supported by a rack assembly
Patent No. 11212936 

Inventor(s): Charles Edward Higby (Lewisville, TX), Edward Clark Fontana (Rockwall, TX), Mark Allen Johnson (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ABB Power Electronics Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Armstrong Teasdale LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16186583 on 11/12/2018 (1142 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power connector includes an outer casing couplable to a chassis such that the outer casing is positioned between sides of the chassis. The power connector also includes a body movably coupled to the outer casing. The body is movable between a first position and a second position. The body extends beyond the outer casing when in the first position. The body positioned entirely within the outer casing when in the second position.

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


Cold row encapsulation for server farm cooling system
Patent No. 11212944 

Inventor(s): Albert Dell Robison (Placerville, CA), Scott Noteboom (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): R2 Solutions, LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Noblitt Newson, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16176647 on 10/31/2018 (1154 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems directed to efficient cooling of data centers. Some embodiments of the invention allow encapsulation of cold rows through an enclosure and allow server fans to draw cold air from the cold row encapsulation structure to cool servers installed on the server racks. In other particular embodiments, the systems disclosed can be used to mix outside cool air into the cold row encapsulation structure to cool the servers. In some embodiments, the present invention involves utilizing a raised sub-floor design of a data center room.

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


DESIGN PATENTS

Door release
Patent No. D939314 

Inventor(s): David Leetz (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29725503 on 02/25/2020 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Door release handle
Patent No. D939317 

Inventor(s): David Leetz (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29725493 on 02/25/2020 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Door release handle
Patent No. D939318 

Inventor(s): David Leetz (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29725505 on 02/25/2020 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Clip with bulb holder
Patent No. D939335 

Inventor(s): Stacy L. Kennedy (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Canny Systems, LLC (Mansfield, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Peabody LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29724344 on 02/14/2020 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle bumper
Patent No. D939395 

Inventor(s): Austin Hiep Phan (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29722024 on 01/24/2020 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle bumper
Patent No. D939396 

Inventor(s): Austin Hiep Phan (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29722027 on 01/24/2020 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle bumper
Patent No. D939397 

Inventor(s): Austin Hiep Phan (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29732385 on 04/23/2020 (614 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Electrical connector for a model vehicle
Patent No. D939442 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Scott Wood (Frisco, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX), Terry Soward (Van Alstyne, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29728072 on 03/16/2020 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Leadframe
Patent No. D939458 

Inventor(s): Li-Ju Huang (Plano, TX), Michael Yimin Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Diodes Incorporated (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29692906 on 05/29/2019 (944 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Tool for seating and removing an orthodontic aligner
Patent No. D939705 

Inventor(s): Michael Woodford Freitas (Burnet, TX), Shannon Marie Scherr (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): IDM Tooling, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29769492 on 02/05/2021 (326 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Doghouse
Patent No. D939790 

Inventor(s): David Veness (Fort Worth, TX), Ryan Paxson (Elk Rapids, MI)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29778409 on 04/13/2021 (259 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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