Dallas Invents: 134 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 4

Patents were granted for Match Group's method for matching using location information, Omnitracs' tire pressure optimization system, Raytheon's methods for sharpening multi-spectral imagery, and Speedgrocer's method for order fulfillment.

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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. 4, 2018 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 15
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 13
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 8
Enseo, Inc. (Richardson) 2


FIRST SEEN 
(Examples of companies that may be originating a patent in the region for the first time, according to Patent Index.) 

Ace World Companies
Patent No. 10144623
Brake failure in variable frequency drive motors

Floss My Heart
Patent No. 10143640
Fluorescence plaque-disclosant for detecting dental plaque

Insurance Technologies
Patent No. 10147141
Systems and methods for intelligent configuration of a dynamic interface

Match Group
Patent No. 10149267
System and method for matching using location information

Recognition Concepts
Patent No. D0835138
Display screen with graphical user interface for managing customized messaging

Speedgrocer LP
Patent No. 10147068
System and method for order fulfillment


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Boon Loong Ng (Dallas) 2
James N. White (Dallas) 2
Madhukar Budagavi (Plano) 2
Matt Miller (Dallas) 2
Monica Rose Martino (Plano) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

180 days
Rotation projector
Assignee: GEMMY INDUSTRIES CORPORATION (Coppell)
Inventor: Lio Yenwei Chang (Coppell)
Patent No. 10146120

2,611 days
System and method for matching using location information
Assignee: Match Group, LLC (Dallas)
Inventors: Anna M. Schneider (Fort Worth), Deryl Dorsett (Dallas), Robinne Burrell (Los Angeles, CA, US), Shane Henderson (Allen), Sharmistha Dubey (Coppell)
Patent No. 10149267  


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

System and method for a magnetic endoscope
Patent No. 10143358 

Inventor(s): Brian D. Owens (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TREBLE INNOVATIONS, LLC (Springville, UT)
Law Firm: Goodhue, Coleman Owens, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13760908 on 02/06/2013 (2127 days app to issue)

Abstract: A magnetic endoscopic system including a wireless endoscope. The wireless endoscope includes one or more cameras and one or more lights for viewing internal portions of a body. The wireless endoscope further includes one or more magnets. The magnetic endoscopic system also includes a positioner externally positioned against the body for moving the wireless endoscope when positioned entirely or partially within the portions of the body. The positioner includes at least one magnet for attracting the one or more magnets and magnetically moving the wireless endoscope.

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


Controlled image capturing method including position tracking and system used therein
Patent No. 10143364 

Inventor(s): Guohua Xiao (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ANKON TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD (Wuhan, , CN)
Law Firm: Treasure IP Group, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14807681 on 07/23/2015 (1230 days app to issue)

Abstract: Controlling an image capturing process by tracking the positions of the capsule endoscope is described. The images are taken only when there is either new position and/or new orientation change of the capsule endoscope. The method described effectively decreases the total amount of images that a doctor needs to review, and improves the power consumption of the capsule endoscope examination process.

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


Systems and methods for treating eye diseases using retrograde blood flow
Patent No. 10143585 

Inventor(s): Jeff Franco (Plano, TX), Michael Calhoun (Lighthouse Point, FL), Robert M. Vidlund (Forest Lake, MN)
Assignee(s): J.D. Franco Co., LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15971680 on 05/04/2018 (214 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, device, or system for treating eye disorders or conditions, comprising restoring or increasing blood flow or blood flow rate in an artery that supplies blood to or in the eye, thereby increasing the amount of nutrient(s) that reaches the eye or a portion thereof. The invention also includes methods, devices, or systems for treating eye disorders or conditions which use reverse flow or retrograde flow structures and systems during the treatment of the eye disease.

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


Fluorescence plaque-disclosant for detecting dental plaque
Patent No. 10143640 

Inventor(s): Janet L. Floyd (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): FLOSS MY HEART, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14485132 on 09/12/2014 (1544 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a glow in the dark staining agent for staining dental plaque includes a first plaque-disclosant comprising a fluorophore having an fluorescence emission after being exposed to a light source, wherein the fluorophore adheres to tooth plaque; and a second plaque-disclosant comprising a dye particle that adheres to tooth plaque and is visible.

[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)


Systems and methods for applying reduced pressure therapy
Patent No. 10143785 

Inventor(s): Kevin Bendele (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Smith Nephew, Inc. (Memphis, TN)
Law Firm: Knobbe Martens Olson Bear LLP (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15895953 on 02/13/2018 (294 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of negative pressure wound therapy systems and methods for operating the systems are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system includes a negative pressure source, a wound dressing configured to be positioned over a wound, and optionally a canister configured to store fluid aspirated from the wound. The negative pressure source, wound dressing, and canister (when present) can be fluidically connected to facilitate delivery of negative pressure to the wound. The system can be configured to automatically detect whether the canister is positioned in the fluid flow path between the negative pressure source and the dressing while negative pressure source provides negative pressure to the wound dressing. Operation of the system can be adjusted based on whether presence of the canister has been detected. For example, a value of an operational parameter can be set to indicate that the canister is present.

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


Vehicle seat with a reconfigurable side armrest
Patent No. 10144327 

Inventor(s): Ryan C. Harris (Saline, MI), Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15411185 on 01/20/2017 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seatback and a side armrest. The side armrest includes an elongate frame anchored to the seatback and an elongate cover supported on the frame. The frame includes a base segment, by which the frame is anchored to the seatback, and a pivoting distal segment. With the frame”s base segment extending away from the seatback, the side armrest is reconfigurable between an armrest configuration and an auxiliary configuration. In the armrest configuration, the frame”s distal segment is inline with its base segment, the cover covers the frame, and the cover is supported on the frame for sliding movement along the frame that culminates in lodgment onto its distal segment. In the auxiliary configuration, the cover is lodged onto the frame”s distal segment, and the frame”s distal segment is pivoted towards the seatback to position the cover to extend in front of the seatback.

[A47C] CHAIRS (seats specially adapted for vehicles B60N 2/00); SOFAS; BEDS (upholstery in general B68G)


Seat with integrated table
Patent No. 10144331 

Inventor(s): Charles S. Hansen (Northville, MI), Ryan S. Tan (Aurora, CO)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15292115 on 10/12/2016 (783 days app to issue)

Abstract: Vehicle seat assemblies may include a table that is moveable between stowed and operative positions. The table may provide a generally horizontal working surface when in the operative position. The table may be part of an assembly that may be disposed in a cavity in the seat assembly, such as in the rear surface of a seat back. The cavity in the seat assembly may be configured to receive different modules depending on how the seat assembly is to be configured. For example, the seat assembly may receive a table assembly or a trim piece. The trim piece may be used to cover the cavity when a table is not desired as part of the seat assembly.

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


Aryl ethers and uses thereof
Patent No. 10144711 

Inventor(s): Bin Wang (Dallas, TX), Darryl David Dixon (Somerset, NJ), Eli M. Wallace (Richardson, TX), Hanbiao Yang (Coppell, TX), James P. Rizzi (Irving, TX), John A. Josey (Dallas, TX), Jonas Grina (Coppell, TX), Paul Wehn (Dal
Assignee(s): PELOTON THERAPEUTICS, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15805390 on 11/07/2017 (392 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to HIF-2 inhibitors and methods of making and using them for treating cancer. Certain compounds were potent in HIF-2 scintillation proximity assay, luciferase assay, and VEGF ELISA assay, and led to tumor size reduction and regression in 786-O xenograft bearing mice in vivo.

[A61P] SPECIFIC THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITY OF CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS OR MEDICINAL PREPARATIONS [7]


 

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

Palladium oxide dispersed on spinel oxides as catalysts for direct NOx decomposition
Patent No. 10143965 

Inventor(s): Charles Alexander Roberts (Farmington Hills, MI), Krishna Gunugunuri (Canton, MI), Torin C. Peck (Ypsilanti, 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: 15590588 on 05/09/2017 (574 days app to issue)

Abstract: Active catalysts for the treatment of a low temperature exhaust gas stream are provided containing palladium oxides dispersed on a spinel oxide for the direct, lean removal of nitrogen oxides from the exhaust gas stream. The low temperature (from about 400 C. to about 650 C.), direct decomposition is accomplished without the need of a reductant molecule. In one example, PdO may be dispersed on a surface of a metal oxide support, such as Co[subscript]3[/subscript]O[subscript]4 [/subscript]spinel oxide, synthesized using wet impregnation techniques. The PdO/Co[subscript]3[/subscript]O[subscript]4 [/subscript]catalyst system converts nitric oxide to nitrogen gas with high product specificity, avoiding the production of a significant concentration of the undesirable N[subscript]2[/subscript]O product.

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


Potassium dispersed on spinel oxides as catalysts for direct NOx decomposition
Patent No. 10143966 

Inventor(s): Charles Alexander Roberts (Farmington Hills, MI), Krishna Gunugunuri (Canton, MI), Torin C. Peck (Ypsilanti, 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: 15605325 on 05/25/2017 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: Active catalysts for the treatment of a low temperature exhaust gas stream are provided containing potassium (K) dispersed on a spinel oxide for the direct, lean removal of nitrogen oxides from the exhaust gas stream. The low temperature (from about 400 C. to about 650 C.), direct decomposition is accomplished without the need of a reductant molecule. In one example, K may be dispersed on a surface of a metal oxide support, such as NiFe[subscript]2[/subscript]O[subscript]4 [/subscript]spinel oxide, synthesized using wet impregnation techniques. The K/NiFe[subscript]2[/subscript]O[subscript]4 [/subscript]catalyst system converts nitric oxide to nitrogen gas with high product specificity, up to 100%, avoiding the production of a significant concentration of the undesirable N[subscript]2[/subscript]O product.

[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]


System apparatus, and method for closed tube sampling and open tube sampling for automatic clinical analyzers
Patent No. 10144013 

Inventor(s): Patrick P. Fritchie (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, IL)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight and Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14720053 on 05/22/2015 (1292 days app to issue)

Abstract: A centrifuge to which sample tubes can be introduced while the centrifuge is in motion. The centrifuge comprises a carousel having an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portion of the carousel has a plurality of positions for sample tubes for a centrifugation operation, a plurality of drive mechanisms attached to the upper portion of the carousel, a movable element mounted upon each drive mechanism, the movable element capable of traversing the length of the drive mechanism when the drive mechanism is actuated, a sample tube-holding assembly comprising a sample tube holder and a bearing attached to each movable element, and at least one balancing element capable of contributing to a force vector that cancels an imbalance vector generated by rotation of the centrifuge.

[B04B] CENTRIFUGES (high-speed drum mills B02C 19/11)


System and method for adjusting contents of an automation tray
Patent No. 10144037 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Anthony Gavenas (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Toshiba International Corporation (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15426864 on 02/07/2017 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: Presently disclosed embodiments are directed to a system and method for controlling/adjusting a position of mail product or other contents in an automated mail tray. Specifically, the disclosed embodiments utilize an automated mail tray with a ridged construction to allow automation equipment to adjust, load, and unload mail product in a structured manner. An adjustment feature, along with a moveable bottom surface of the mail tray, may be used to adjust a position of mail product in the automated mail tray into a vertical position. In some embodiments, the system may actuate the adjustment feature in response to sensor feedback that the mail product has fallen from the vertical position. Once the mail is in the vertical position, the moveable tray bottom may lift the mail product until it is elevated out of the tray for movement into other automation equipment without tray wall interference.

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


Tire pressure optimization system
Patent No. 10144253 

Inventor(s): James Fortuna (Dallas, TX), Wesley M. Mays (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): OMNITRACS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15011202 on 01/29/2016 (1040 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are generally related to one or more systems, methods, and devices for providing an integrated tire inflation system, mounted on each tire, wheel, rim, axle, or structure of the vehicle, that communicates with a remote device (e.g., communication device located in the cab of the vehicle and/or a remote network entity) and obtains an optimal tire pressure from the network entity that is calculated to maximize fuel economy, tread life, load, or an environmental condition. In some examples, the integrated telematics system may periodically measure and transmit data associated with the tire to the communication device in the cab and/or to a network entity that may calculate the optimal tire pressure for each tire on the vehicle. The integrated telematics system may receive the optimal tire pressure information from the communication device and/or the network entity and automatically adjust the tire pressure accordingly.

[B60C] VEHICLE TYRES (manufacture, repairing B29); TYRE INFLATION; TYRE CHANGING; CONNECTING VALVES TO INFLATABLE ELASTIC BODIES IN GENERAL; DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS RELATED TO TYRES (testing of tyres G01M 17/02) [5]


Lashing securement pin
Patent No. 10144334 

Inventor(s): Dale G. Schultz (Cleburne, TX), James H. Jones, III (Arlington, TX), Scott C. Landrum (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): BNSF Logistics, LLC (Springdale, AR)
Law Firm: Dan Brown Law Office (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15433313 on 02/15/2017 (657 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lashing pin for engaging a hole in member to facilitate lashing the member to a fixture or vehicle. The lashing pin combines a cam pin sleeve assembly having a flange and sleeve with an eccentric hole formed therethrough with a cam pin assembly having a cam pin passing through the eccentric hole and connecting a cam disk with an eccentrically mounted cam. Rotation of the cam disk with respect to the flange aligns and misaligned the cam with respect to the cam sleeve, thereby enabling insertion through the hole at first position, and retention of the cam against removal at a second position.

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


Automatic settings for vehicle components based on measured anthropometric features
Patent No. 10144374 

Inventor(s): Bryan E. Yamasaki (Ypsilanti, MI), Eric R. Schmidt (Northville, MI), Sean L. Helm (Saline, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14886300 on 10/19/2015 (1142 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle can be configured to automatically provide settings for one or more components of the vehicle based on a measured anthropometric feature of a person approaching the vehicle. The vehicle can include a sensor configured to acquire data (e.g., visual data) of a portion of an external environment of the vehicle. The external environment can include a person approaching the vehicle. The vehicle can include a component that can be adjustable across a plurality of settings. The component can have a current setting. A processor can be operatively connected to the sensor and the component. The acquired data can be analyzed to measure an anthropometric feature of the person approaching the vehicle. A target setting of the component can be determined based on the measured anthropometric feature. The current setting of the component can be caused to match the determined target setting.

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


Learning driver rate of pedal change
Patent No. 10144427 

Inventor(s): Nathan C. Westover (New Hudson, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15452610 on 03/07/2017 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for predicting the braking or acceleration of a vehicle. The pedal change prediction system includes a braking sensor for providing braking data or an acceleration sensor pedal for providing acceleration data. The pedal change prediction system includes an electronic control unit that is configured to determine a rate of depression of the brake pedal or the acceleration pedal that is associated with a first braking force or a first acceleration force. The electronic control unit is configured to predict a triggering event that is either a braking event or an acceleration event. The electronic control unit predicts the triggering event based on the rate of depression of the brake pedal or the acceleration pedal and causes the vehicle to apply a second braking force or a second acceleration force.

[B60W] CONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT [2006.01]


Method and apparatus for identifying a cause for a fuel inefficiency of a vehicle via a network
Patent No. 10144434 

Inventor(s): Abhay Dabholkar (Allen, TX), Charles Drotar (Krum, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14960307 on 12/04/2015 (1096 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for identifying a cause for a fuel inefficiency of a vehicle are disclosed. For example, the method categorizes a plurality of vehicles into a plurality of peer groups, determines for each peer group a baseline of a vehicle operation efficiency, determines for each peer group a baseline of driving behavior, identifies at least one vehicle with a vehicle operation efficiency in one peer group of the plurality of peer groups that is an outlier as compared to the baseline of the vehicle operation efficiency associated with the one peer group, determines whether a driving behavior of a driver driving the at least one vehicle is an outlier as compared to the baseline of the driving behavior associated with the one peer group, and identifies a cause for the vehicle operation efficiency being an outlier.

[B60W] CONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT [2006.01]


Control system for tilting motorcycle trike
Patent No. 10144475 

Inventor(s): John D. Nickles (Richardson, TX), Lawayne Matthies (Dallas, TX), Mark D. Siegel (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Mystery Designs, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15346341 on 11/08/2016 (756 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system used to control the orientation of a vehicle”s suspension. The system includes a control system receiving input data from a plurality of sensors concerning the relative motion, speed, and orientation of the vehicle. The control system is configured to process the input data and actively control the orientation of the suspension system by selecting a suitable driver speed and tilt angle according to external conditions.

[B62K] CYCLES; CYCLE FRAMES; CYCLE STEERING DEVICES; RIDER-OPERATED TERMINAL CONTROLS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR CYCLES; CYCLE AXLE SUSPENSIONS; CYCLE SIDECARS, FORECARS, OR THE LIKE


Straight line gore, method for making the same and assemblies including the same
Patent No. 10144496 

Inventor(s): Michael William Zimmerman (Greenville, TX)
Assignee(s): Raven Industries, Inc. (Sioux Falls, SD)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14830538 on 08/19/2015 (1203 days app to issue)

Abstract: An atmospheric balloon includes an upper apex and a lower apex and a balloon membrane. The balloon membrane includes a plurality of balloon gores. The balloon gores extend between the upper and lower apexes. One or more of the balloon gores includes upper straight line gore edges and lower straight line gore edges. The upper and lower straight line gore edges are coupled along one or more corresponding upper and lower straight line gore edges of adjacent balloon gores of the plurality of balloon gores. The one or more balloon gores are formed with cutting the gore material along a straight line cutting edge to form the upper and lower straight line gore edges.

[B64B] LIGHTER-THAN-AIR AIRCRAFT (ground installations for aircraft in general B64F)


Methods for packaging fibrous materials
Patent No. 10144543 

Inventor(s): Davy Myny (Zonhoven, , BE), Mark Johnson (Derbeyshire, , GB), Nico Schepers (Lanaken, , BE), Philip Caenen (Lanaken, , BE)
Assignee(s): ACETATE INTERNATIONAL LLC (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14581170 on 12/23/2014 (1442 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are methods for packaging fibrous materials such as cellulose acetate tow bales. The method may comprise placed a fibrous material between an upper sheet and a lower sheet, folding the upper and lower sheets around the fibrous material, and connecting the upper sheet and lower sheet with a tape, such as a pressure sensitive adhesive tape.

[B65B] MACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING (bundling and pressing devices for cigars A24C 1/44; devices for tensioning and securing binders adapted to be supported by the article or articles to be bound B25B 25/00; applying closure members to bottles, jars or similar containers B67B 1/00-B67B 6/00; concurrent cleaning, filling and closing of bottles B67C 7/00; emptying bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels or similar containers B67C 9/00)


Brake failure in variable frequency drive motors
Patent No. 10144623 

Inventor(s): Yuh-Jing Ho (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): ACE WORLD COMPANIES, LTD. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15216103 on 07/21/2016 (866 days app to issue)

Abstract: A variable frequency drive motor system includes a variable frequency drive motor and a controller coupled to the motor. The controller includes a rectifier, a direct current (DC) link bus, and an inverter. The controller is configured to determine that a brake has failed. In response to the determination that the brake has failed, the controller is configured to determine that power to the controller from a power supply has been interrupted. In response to the determination that power to the controller has been interrupted and a determination that a DC voltage across the DC link bus is below a first threshold value, the controller is configured to drive the motor at a faster speed.

[B66D] CAPSTANS; WINCHES; TACKLES, e.g. PULLEY BLOCKS; HOISTS (winding or unwinding ropes or cables for feeding or storage purposes B65H; rope or cable-winding or unwinding mechanisms for lifts B66B; hoisting devices specially adapted for suspended scaffolds E04G 3/32)


Smart sunshade for a vehicle window
Patent No. 10145170 

Inventor(s): Akira Sasaki (San Jose, CA), Katsumi Nagata (Foster City, CA), Yuichi Ochiai (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15645876 on 07/10/2017 (512 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for reducing sunlight shining into a vehicle includes a window having an array of liquid crystals switchable between a transparent state and a shaded state. The system also includes an eye position sensor for detecting a location of eyes of a driver and an inertial measurement unit (IMU) for detecting a current heading of the vehicle. The system also includes an electronic control unit (ECU) that may determine a current location of the sun relative to the vehicle based on the current heading of the vehicle and a current time of day. The ECU may also select an area of the window to be shaded in order to reduce an amount of sunlight reaching the eyes of the driver and control liquid crystals within the selected area of the window to switch from the transparent state to the shaded state.

[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)


Rotorcraft rotor blade assembly
Patent No. 10145244 

Inventor(s): Andrew Maresh (Lewisville, TX), Christopher Foskey (Keller, TX), Drew Sutton (Hurst, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Forth Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14792263 on 07/06/2015 (1247 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotorcraft rotor blade assembly includes a stub spar extending less than a full span of the rotor blade assembly. An upper skin portion extends substantially the full span of the rotor blade assembly. A lower skin portion extends substantially the full span of the rotor blade assembly. The stub spar is positioned between the upper skin portion and the lower skin portion.

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


 

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

PVP copolymer for harsh chemical packaging
Patent No. 10144810 

Inventor(s): Paula Carrier (Houston, TX), Regan Pollock (Houston, TX), Richard Vicari (Houston, TX), Vinh Nguyen (Houston, TX)
Assignee(s): Sekisui Specialty Chemicals America, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Osha Liang LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14060051 on 10/22/2013 (1869 days app to issue)

Abstract: A water soluble film useful in unit-dose chemical packaging is disclosed. The film may include: a water soluble saccharide and a polyvinyl alcohol copolymer consisting essentially of: (a) from 80 to 99 mole percent of vinyl alcohol and vinyl ester monomer; and (b) from 1 to 20 mole percent of a pyrrolidone comonomer. Such compositions may be used to provide a water-soluble film simultaneously satisfying requirements in regard to water solubility, biodegradability, and physical properties, even when used for packaging of harsh, oxidizing chemicals.

[C08J] WORKING-UP; GENERAL PROCESSES OF COMPOUNDING; AFTER-TREATMENT NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C08B, C08C, C08F, C08G or C08H (working, e.g. shaping, of plastics B29) [2]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Toilet bowl overflow prevention
Patent No. 10145095 

Inventor(s): Douglas C. Saunders (Plainfield, IL), Duston E. A. Stutzman (Plainfield, IL), Michael J. Schuster (Shorewood, IL)
Assignee(s): DANCO, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13561009 on 07/28/2012 (2320 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure is directed towards preventing an overflow of a toilet bowl in the event of, for example, a clogged toilet. A toilet flush handle may be in communication with a toilet flush valve. The toilet flush handle may be configured to rotate in a first direction and in a second direction. By rotating in the first direction, the toilet flush handle may initiate a toilet flush. By rotating in the second direction, the toilet flush handle may interrupt the toilet flush.

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


Well diverter assembly with substantially pressure balanced annular seal device
Patent No. 10145177 

Inventor(s): Matthew B. Stokes (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15103211 on 01/15/2014 (1784 days app to issue)

Abstract: A diverter assembly can include a diverter having a deflection surface, and an annular seal device externally disposed and longitudinally displaceable on the assembly in response to a pressure differential being applied across the device. A well system can include a diverter assembly positioned in a casing, the assembly including a diverter and an annular seal device that seals off an annulus between the assembly and the casing, whereby a pressure differential across the device is reduced by movement of the device on the assembly. A method of sealing off an annulus formed between a diverter assembly and a casing can include positioning an annular seal device on a mandrel, the device being slidingly and sealingly engaged with an outer surface of the mandrel, connecting the mandrel to a diverter, and installing the assembly comprising the device, the mandrel and the diverter in the casing.

[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]


Methods of removing a wellbore isolation device using a eutectic composition
Patent No. 10145194 

Inventor(s): Michael Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Pete Dagenais (Carrollton, TX), Syed Hamid (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13523095 on 06/14/2012 (2364 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wellbore isolation device comprises: a first composition, wherein the first composition comprises: (A) a first substance; and (B) a second substance, wherein the first composition has a solid-liquid phase transformation temperature less than the solid-liquid phase transformation temperatures of at least the first substance or the second substance at a specific pressure. A method of removing a wellbore isolation device comprises: increasing the temperature surrounding the wellbore isolation device; and allowing at least a portion of the first composition to undergo a phase transformation from a solid to a liquid. A method of inhibiting or preventing fluid flow in a wellbore comprises: decreasing the temperature of at least a portion of the wellbore; positioning the wellbore isolation device in the at least a portion of the wellbore; and increasing the temperature of the at least a portion of the wellbore.

[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]


Well-component severing tool with a radially-nonuniform explosive cartridge
Patent No. 10145195 

Inventor(s): Gerald Graves Craddock, Jr. (Mansfield, TX), Justine Marie Davidson (Burleson, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15127678 on 05/12/2014 (1667 days app to issue)

Abstract: An assembly for an explosive device for severing a well component is provided. The assembly can include an outer housing. The assembly can also include a radially-nonuniform explosive cartridge disposed within the outer housing, and the radially-nonuniform explosive cartridge can include at least four protrusions.

[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]


Adjustable choke device for a production tube
Patent No. 10145206 

Inventor(s): Jimmie Robert Williamson (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14911430 on 12/23/2013 (1807 days app to issue)

Abstract: Variable flow, internally adjustable choke ([b]100[/b]) configured to be incorporated into a production tubing ([b]200[/b]) of a subterranean well ([b]300[/b]). The internally adjustable choke ([b]100[/b]) includes a cylindrical choke body ([b]102[/b]) having a longitudinal centerline ([b]104[/b]); a cylindrical flow adjustment sleeve ([b]110[/b]) concentrically and interiorly located with respect to the body ([b]102[/b]); a plurality of fluid inlets ([b]120[/b]) into the body ([b]102[/b]) that establish fluid communication from outside the body ([b]102[/b]) to an inlet annular reservoir ([b]122[/b]) within the body ([b]102[/b]); a pair of cylindrical, longitudinally aligned annular rings ([b]130, 132[/b]), each ring ([b]130, 132[/b]) having a plurality of longitudinally oriented flow ports [b]140[/b] therethrough; an outlet annular reservoir ([b]160[/b]) within the body ([b]102[/b]); and a plurality of open ports ([b]170[/b]) through the sleeve ([b]110[/b]), each at least partially radially aligned with the outlet annular reservoir ([b]160[/b]) and open thereto for fluid communication therewith.

[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]


Well treatment device, method, and system
Patent No. 10145207 

Inventor(s): Charles Espinoza (Alvord, TX), Kyle Zemlak (Flower Mound, TX), Michael Gay (Norman, OK)
Assignee(s): Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15199040 on 06/30/2016 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cover configured to dispose over a treatment port of a downhole treatment tool, the cover comprising a dissolvable material. A system for protecting treatment ports in a downhole treatment tool, the treatment tool having an outer surface and an inner bore, the inner bore in fluid communication with the outer surface through one or more treatment port orifices disposed on the outer surface of the treatment tool, and a dissolvable treatment port cover disposed in the fluid communication path of the treatment port. A method for treatment of a well including the steps of locating a treatment tool in a well, the treatment tool having a treatment port and a cover over the treatment port; setting an activation tool in the well; placing a treatment, applying pressure to rupture the cover; and unsetting the activation tool.

[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]


Completion system for gravel packing with zonal isolation
Patent No. 10145219 

Inventor(s): Maxime Philippe Coffin (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15106096 on 06/05/2015 (1278 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wellbore completion system includes a tubular positioned in the wellbore such that an annulus is created between the tubular and a portion of the wellbore. The system further includes a gravel pack packer, a first packer positioned downhole of the gravel pack packer, and a second packer positioned downhole of the first packer. The gravel pack packer and the first packer define a first zone in the annulus, and the first and second packers define a second zone in the annulus. A wash pipe is positioned within the tubular and is positionable in a first position to allow fluid communication between a first port and the first packer and a second port and the second packer. The wash pipe is positionable in a second position to allow fluid communication between the first port and the first zone and the second port and the second zone.

[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]


Securing layers in a well screen assembly
Patent No. 10145221 

Inventor(s): Aaron James Bonner (Flower Mound, TX), Jean-Marc Lopez (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15469561 on 03/26/2017 (618 days app to issue)

Abstract: A well screen assembly includes an elongate base pipe, a shroud layer about the base pipe, and a mesh layer between the shroud layer and the base pipe. A portion of the mesh layer overlaps another portion of the mesh layer to form an area of overlap. A spine is positioned proximate substantially an entire length of the area of overlap, and transmits a force from the shroud layer to the mesh layer that compresses and seals the area of overlap against passage of particulate.

[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]


Systems and methods for real-time monitoring of downhole pump conditions
Patent No. 10145230 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey J. DaCunha (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): HENRY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, LLC (Midland, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14827559 on 08/17/2015 (1205 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for improved monitoring of downhole pump conditions may provide real-time monitoring, high accuracy, and low noise when monitoring downhole pump conditions. Systems for monitoring pump conditions may be coupled to any suitable sucker rod pump, and may gather desired data from the pump. The desired data may be gathered at several points-in-time during a pump stroke to provide real-time monitoring. A wave equation corresponding to the behavior of the downhole pump may be solved when the desired data is received to provide real-time monitor. In some embodiments, the wave equation may be solved by separating it into static and dynamic solutions. In some embodiments, the dynamic solution of the wave equation may be solved utilizing an integral-based method.

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


Downhole formation fluid sampler having an inert sampling bag
Patent No. 10145240 

Inventor(s): Wesley Neil Ludwig (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14911383 on 10/30/2013 (1861 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole formation fluid sampler. The sampler includes at least one sampling chamber having an internal fluid chamber, a fluid inlet operable to receive a formation fluid and a fluid outlet. An inflatable bag is disposed within the internal fluid chamber. The inflatable bag is operably associated with the fluid inlet. A fluid cushion is disposed within the internal fluid chamber exterior of the inflatable bag such that filling the inflatable bag with the formation fluid through the fluid inlet displaces the fluid cushion from the internal fluid chamber through the fluid outlet.

[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

 

Gearbox with passive lubrication system
Patent No. 10145464 

Inventor(s): David A. Elliott (Azle, TX), Gary A. Cope (Keller, TX), Scott D. Poster (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15285232 on 10/04/2016 (791 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lubrication system includes a reserve housing configured to retain a lubrication fluid. A supply line in fluid communication with the reserve housing is configured to provide pressurized lubrication fluid to the reserve housing. An overflow tube has an overflow port, the overflow tube being configured to prevent the volume of the lubrication fluid from exceeding a certain amount. A metering jet is configured to allow the lubrication fluid to flow from the reserve housing onto a component, such as a bearing, in the gearbox at a predetermined rate. The metering jet provides flow of the lubrication fluid onto the bearing even when the supply line no longer provides pressurized lubrication fluid to the reserve housing.

[F16H] GEARING


Adjustable fail-safe rotary spring operator with a retaining band
Patent No. 10145489 

Inventor(s): Frederick Rand Underwood, III (Dallas, TX), Frederick Rand Underwood, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14873922 on 10/02/2015 (1159 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotary spring-return actuator operator is provided with a multi-slot shaft and a clock type spring retained by a retaining band which encircles the spring in such a manner as to insure that the potential energy within the spring is safely contained during all operations requiring disassembly of the actuator assembly, and wherein the retaining band facilitates the in-field reversal of the spring direction or the adjustment of the spring preload by securing the spring to one or more of the slots on the multi-slot shaft.

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


Air, acoustic and/or fire sealing device
Patent No. 10145494 

Inventor(s): Chad Stroike (Roanoke, TX), Lukas Schwaiger (The Colony, TX), Tamara Sarg (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Hilti Aktiengesellschaft (Schaan, , LI)
Law Firm: Leydig Voit Mayer (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15355148 on 11/18/2016 (746 days app to issue)

Abstract: An air, acoustic and/or fire sealing device comprising an air, acoustic and/or fire sealing insert body comprising molded foam material, the body having a first end and a second end and a bulk continuous with the first end and the second end; wherein the body has an outer diameter, and the body is adapted to allow one or more pipes, fibers and/or cables to pass through the first and second ends and the bulk; and, a flexible hollow sleeve having an inner diameter, a first open end and a second open end, the ends being axially arranged; wherein the outer diameter of the air, acoustic and/or fire sealing insert body is greater than, equal to, or less than, the inner diameter of the flexible hollow sleeve; and, the air, acoustic and/or fire sealing insert body is arranged in the sleeve, is disclosed.

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


Method of making polymer ammunition having a metal injection molded primer insert
Patent No. 10145662 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): True Velocity IP Holdings, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14748984 on 06/24/2015 (1259 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a method of making polymer ammunition having a metal injection molded primer insert.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Method of and system for flame sensing and diagnostic
Patent No. 10145584 

Inventor(s): Michael Engler (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15968992 on 05/02/2018 (216 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of determining presence of a flame in a furnace of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The method comprises determining, using a controller, whether a processor signal (G) is active, responsive to a determination that the processor signal (G) is active, determining, using the controller prior to assertion of a flame-test input control signal, an output state of a first comparator, responsive to a determination that the output state of the first comparator is high, determining, using the controller prior to assertion of the flame-test input control signal, an output state of a second comparator, and responsive to a determination that the output state of the second comparator is low, transmitting, using the controller, a notification that a flame is present.

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


Power safety instrument system
Patent No. 10145708 

Inventor(s): Erik Oltheten (Azle, TX), James M. McCollough (Arlington, TX), Nicholas Lappos (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15608696 on 05/30/2017 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power safety system is configured to provide power information in an aircraft. The power safety system includes a power safety instrument having a power required indicator and a power available indicator, each being located on a display. A position of the power required indicator and the power available indicator represent the power available and power required to perform a hover flight maneuver. The power safety system may be operated in a flight planning mode or in a current flight mode. The power safety system uses at least one sensor to measure variables having an effect on the power required and the power available.

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


Bias currents to reverse-bias photodiode in light detection system
Patent No. 10145736 

Inventor(s): Anand Hariraj Udupa (Bangalore, , IN), Hari Babu Tippana (Andhra Pradesh, , IN), Hussam Ahmed (Calicut, , IN), Jagannathan Venkataraman (Bangalore, , IN), Sandeep Kesrimal Oswal (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15491729 on 04/19/2017 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: At least some embodiments are directed to a light detection system comprising a photodiode, a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) having a differential output and a differential input coupled across the photodiode, a first bias current source coupled to an anode of the photodiode, and a second bias current source coupled to a cathode of the photodiode. The system also comprises a dynamic control logic coupled to the first and second bias current sources and configured to vary bias currents provided by the first and second bias current sources based on the differential output such that the photodiode is reverse-biased.

[G01J] MEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY [2]


Anti-traditional vertical slice gel electrophoresis cell and a telescopic urging mechanism
Patent No. 10145817 

Inventor(s): Deming Zhou (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14757285 on 12/11/2015 (1089 days app to issue)

Abstract: Vertically cut a ”quasi-upper buffer chamber” (such as the part 11 of US 8808520) into 2 pieces of U-shaped doorframes, and then fix them onto the 2 opposite side walls of a transparent ark, so as to divide the ark into 3 compartments. Position a tubular telescopic urging mechanism into the middle compartment, and then use it to push 2 vertical slice gel cassettes to resting against the 2 door-frames respectively, so as to convert the 3 compartments into 3 watertight compartments. Wherein, the middle one is the lower buffer chamber, while the other 2 are the 2 upper buffer chambers of the present anti-traditional vertical slice gel electrophoresis cell.

[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)


Internal circuit TMS input, FIFO coupled to parallel-input serial-output register
Patent No. 10145895 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15882045 on 01/29/2018 (309 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure describes using the JTAG Tap”s TMS and/or TCK terminals as general purpose serial Input/Output (I/O) Manchester coded communication terminals. The Tap”s TMS and/or TCK terminal can be used as a serial I/O communication channel between; (1) an IC and an external controller, (2) between a first and second IC, or (3) between a first and second core circuit within an IC. The use of the TMS and/or TCK terminal as serial I/O channels, as described, does not effect the standardized operation of the JTAG Tap, since the TMS and/or TCK I/O operations occur while the Tap is placed in a non-active steady state.

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


Motor winding fault detection circuits and methods to detect motor winding faults
Patent No. 10145897 

Inventor(s): Stephen John Fedigan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14755069 on 06/30/2015 (1253 days app to issue)

Abstract: Motor winding fault detection circuits and methods to detect motor winding faults are disclosed. An example fault detection circuit includes a positive sequence voltage calculator to calculate a positive sequence voltage value for a three-phase motor; a positive sequence current calculator to calculate a positive sequence current value for the three-phase motor; an interpolator to calculate an expected negative sequence voltage value based on the positive sequence voltage value, the positive sequence current value, and measured characteristics of the three-phase motor; a negative sequence voltage calculator to calculate a measured negative sequence voltage value for the three-phase motor; and a fault detector to detect that a winding fault exists in the three-phase motor when a difference between the expected negative sequence voltage value and the measured negative sequence voltage value satisfies a threshold.

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


Dynamic IQ mismatch correction in FMCW radar
Patent No. 10145937 

Inventor(s): Karthik Ramasubramanian (Karnataka, , IN), Pankaj Gupta (Rajasthan, , IN), Sriram Murali (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15088566 on 04/01/2016 (977 days app to issue)

Abstract: A FMCW radar receiver includes a LO providing a chirped LO signal, an in-phase (I) channel for outputting I-data and a quadrature (Q) channel for outputting Q-data. A dynamic correction parameter generator generates IQ phase correction values (P[n]s) and IQ gain correction values (G[n]s) based on a frequency slope rate of the chirped LO signal for generating during intervals of chirps including a first sequence of P[n]s and G[n]s during a first chirp and a second sequence of P[n]s and G[n]s during a second chirp. An IQ mismatch (IQMM) correction circuit has a first IQMM input coupled to receive the I-data and a second IQMM input receiving the Q-data, and the P[n]s and G[n]s. During the first chirp the IQMM correction circuit provides first Q-data and first I-data and during the second chirp the IQMM correction circuit provides at least second Q-data and second I-data.

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


Methods and apparatus for narrowband ranging systems using coarse and fine delay estimation
Patent No. 10145948 

Inventor(s): David P. Magee (Allen, TX), Nirmal C. Warke (Saratoga, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15208948 on 07/13/2016 (874 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus to determine a distance to a target using coarse and fine delay estimation based on a narrowband transmit signal are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a transducer to receive a reference signal and a reflected signal, the reflected signal being the reference signal after being reflected of a target; a filter to generate a band-pass reference signal and a band-pass reflected signal by filtering (A) reference signal samples associated with the reference signal and (B) reflected signal samples associated with the reflected signal; a correlator to generate a first correlation by correlating the reference signal samples with the reflected signal samples and a second correlation by correlating the band-pass reference signal with the band-pass reflected signal; and a delay estimator to determine a distance to the target based on the first correlation (coarse delay) and the second correlation (fine delay) and output a signal including the distance to the target.

[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


Fiber optic assembly and method including pin section(s) for retaining fiber optic connector
Patent No. 10146014 

Inventor(s): Michael de Jong (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Optical Communications LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15430810 on 02/13/2017 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: Fiber optic assemblies and related fabrication methods include a retaining member having at least one pin section that is configured to extend through an opening defined in at least one side wall of a body structure, to permit the at least one pin section to cooperate with at least one feature of a fiber optic connector received in a cavity of the body structure to thereby retain the fiber optic connector in the cavity. Exemplary body structures include dust caps, adapters, patch panels, fiber optic modules, and the like.

[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]


Rotation projector
Patent No. 10146120 

Inventor(s): Lio Yenwei Chang (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): GEMMY INDUSTRIES CORPORATION (Coppel, TX)
Law Firm: Apex Juris, pllc (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16002476 on 06/07/2018 (180 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotation projector has a housing and a projection device. The housing has a casing and a mounting support. The mounting support is disposed in the casing. The projection device disposed in the casing and having a driver, a driving shaft, a drive gear, a lighting member, a gear assembly, and a film reel assembly. The driver is mounted on the mounting support. The driving shaft is driven to rotate by the driver. The drive gear is securely mounted on the driving shaft. The lighting member is mounted on the mounting support. The gear assembly is rotatably mounted on the mounting support and engages with the drive gear. The film reel assembly is mounted on the gear assembly and is disposed in front of the lighting member. A pattern projected by the projection device will be rotated.

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


Replacing a controller on a process device
Patent No. 10146206 

Inventor(s): Anatoly Podpaly (Sharon, MA), Justin Scott Shriver (Newton, MA), Ryan Zhu (Shanghai, , CN), Xianren Kong (Lexington, MA), Yanli Liu (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): Dresser, LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Paul Frank + Collins P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15085501 on 03/30/2016 (979 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for replacing a controller on a process device that avoids downtime on a process line. The method may include retrieving data from a first controller on a valve assembly, the data comprising information that defines values for operating parameters on the first controller, removing the first controller from the valve assembly, coupling a second controller to the valve assembly, and storing data on the second controller, the data comprising information that defines the values for operating parameters corresponding with the first controller.

[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)


Two conductor wireline guided control and an HVAC system employing the same
Patent No. 10146236 

Inventor(s): Jayprakash Charavda (Irving, TX), Steve Lazar (San Antonio, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14933248 on 11/05/2015 (1125 days app to issue)

Abstract: A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system includes a control unit, a central controller coupled to the control unit via a first two-conductor wireline structure, and a plurality of HVAC system components coupled to the central controller via a second two-conductor wireline structure. The central controller is configured to receive, via the first two-conductor wireline structure, control information corresponding to an enclosed space, generate control data, and transmit, via the first two-conductor wireline structure, the control data to at least one of the plurality of HVAC system components to regulate operations thereof.

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


Using history of I/O sequences to trigger cached read ahead in a non-volatile storage device
Patent No. 10146448 

Inventor(s): Akshay Mathur (Los Gatos, CA), Baskaran Kannan (Round Rock, TX), Dharani Kotte (Fremont, CA), Sumant K. Patro (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14323927 on 07/03/2014 (1615 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods and/or devices are used to enable using history of I/O sequences to trigger cached read ahead in a non-volatile storage device. In one aspect, the method includes (1) receiving, at a storage device, a plurality of input/output (I/O) requests from a host, the plurality of I/O requests including read requests and write requests to be performed in a plurality of regions in a logical address space of the host, and (2) performing one or more operations for each region of the plurality of regions in the logical address space of the host, including (a) determining whether the region has a history of sequential read requests during a predetermined time period, and (b) in accordance with a determination that the region has a history of sequential read requests during the predetermined time period, enabling read ahead logic for the region.

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


Efficient implementation of a multiplier/accumulator with load
Patent No. 10146506 

Inventor(s): Darrell E. Tinker (Austin, TX), Keerthinarayan Heragu (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14938046 on 11/11/2015 (1119 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention is multiply-accumulate circuit supporting a load of the accumulator. During multiply-accumulate operation a partial product generator forms partial produces from the product inputs. An adder tree sums the partial product and the accumulator value. The sum is stored back in the accumulator overwriting the prior value. During load operation an input gate forces one of the product inputs to all 0”s. Thus the partial product generator generates partial products corresponding to a zero product. The adder tree adds this zero product to the external load value. The sum, which corresponds to the external load value is stored back in the accumulator overwriting the prior value. A multiplexer at the side input of the adder tree selects the accumulator value for normal operation or the external load value for load operation.

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


Supporting hitless upgrade of call processing nodes in cloud-hosted telephony system
Patent No. 10146525 

Inventor(s): Andre V. Vaguine (Richardson, TX), Chris Pearce (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15171135 on 06/02/2016 (915 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided in which a call agent process that supports one or more Internet Protocol (IP) calls, stores to persistent memory a set of data associated with the one or more IP calls. An outage is detected affecting the one or more IP calls. Using the data retrieved from the persistent memory, the one or more IP calls are resynthesized using a device simulator process to simulate connectivity with endpoints that were participating in the one or more IP calls prior to the outage. After resynthesizing, depending on activity detected from devices associated with the one or more IP calls, the one or more IP calls are internally re-stitched/re-establishing (without signaling to endpoints) with the endpoints involved in the one or more IP calls, or the one or more calls are fully re-stitched/re-established by signaling an endpoint that was participating in the one or more IP calls.

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


Heterogeneous enqueuing and dequeuing mechanism for task scheduling
Patent No. 10146575 

Inventor(s): Keith Lowery (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC. (Sunnyvale, CA)
Law Firm: Volpe and Koenig, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15250385 on 08/29/2016 (827 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems and computer-readable mediums for task scheduling on an accelerated processing device (APD) are provided. In an embodiment, a method comprises: enqueuing one or more tasks in a memory storage module based on the APD; using a software-based enqueuing module; and dequeuing the one or more tasks from the memory storage module using a hardware-based command processor, wherein the command processor forwards the one or more tasks to the shader cote.

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


Modeling and testing interactions between components of a software system
Patent No. 10146663 

Inventor(s): John J. Michelsen (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): CA, Inc. (Islandia, NY)
Law Firm: Alliance IP, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14827955 on 08/17/2015 (1205 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various systems and methods for are disclosed. For example, a method can involve extracting information from a response. The response is generated in response to a request generated by a test module during execution of a test case. The extracted information describes characteristics of transactions within the test case. The method can then involve generating a display, based upon the extracted information. The display includes information identifying each of the components that participated in at least one of the transactions within the test case. Such a method can be performed by a computing device implementing the test module.

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


Multi-mode multi-corner clocktree synthesis
Patent No. 10146897 

Inventor(s): Kirk Schlotman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Mentor Graphics Corporation (Wilsonville, OR)
Law Firm: Mentor Graphics Corporation (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15669827 on 08/04/2017 (487 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for building a clock tree for an integrated circuit design is provided. The clock tree may include a clock tree root node and a plurality of clock tree nodes that couple to sink pins for circuit elements of the integrated circuit design. The clock tree nodes may be arranged to distribute the clock signal to the sink pins. In synthesizing the clock tree, the sink pins may be clustered into one or more clusters. Clock tree nodes may be placed for the clock tree to distribute the clock signal to the one or more clusters. Timing information is determined to measure the clock signal delay from the root to the sink pins in the one or more clusters based on the placed one or more clock tree nodes. Different sets of timing information may be determined based on different sets of clock tree timing variation parameters. For example, the clock tree timing variation parameters includes timing information for multiple process corners and/or multiple modes of operation.

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


Visual indicator status recognition
Patent No. 10147025 

Inventor(s): Angela K. Kerr (Plano, TX), Clinton A. Branch (Jacksboro, TX), Kevin M. Kohleriter (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ShockWatch, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13944747 on 07/17/2013 (1966 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and technique for visual indicator status recognition includes an imaging system configured to capture a first optical data of an indicator, the imaging system configured to verify indicator code indicia is derivable from the first optical data. Responsive to verifying that the indicator code indicia is derivable from the first optical data, the imaging system is configured to capture a second optical data of the indicator. The system and technique also includes a detection module executable by a processing unit to analyze the second optical data and derive status information of the indicator.

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


Non-deterministic rules configuration system and method for an integrated computing system
Patent No. 10147039 

Inventor(s): Jeffery J. Hayward (Lucas, TX), Michael Barcello (Pittsboro, NC)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14825074 on 08/12/2015 (1210 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated computing system configuration system includes a computing system that executes an engine to receive component specifications for each of one or more components supplied by a plurality of suppliers, and receive user input for selecting a subset of the components to be implemented in a customized integrated computing system by generating a base integrated computing system configuration that comprises the component specifications of the subset of the components. The engine may then apply one or more rules to at least one of the component specifications to verify the subset of components, the rule specifying an architectural standard level to be provided by the at least one component, and display the results of the verification on a display.

[G06N] COMPUTER SYSTEMS BASED ON SPECIFIC COMPUTATIONAL MODELS [7]


System and method for order fulfillment
Patent No. 10147068 

Inventor(s): John Stuart Fitts (Dallas, TX), Matthew S. Waller (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SPEEDGROCER, L.P. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14746502 on 06/22/2015 (1261 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for order fulfillment includes receiving an order for a plurality of items, initiating collection of the plurality of items for the order, detecting presence of a user at a selected one of a plurality of delivery locations when the plurality of items are ready for delivery, and initiating delivery of the items to the user at the selected delivery location.

[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]


Apparatus and method for enhancing transactions using rule information to communicate with multiple applications
Patent No. 10147117 

Inventor(s): Suzette Massie (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Accenture Global Services Limited (Dublin, , IE)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14281096 on 05/19/2014 (1660 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus provides information to enhance at least one of: a sales, a service and an administrative transaction by communicating with a plurality of applications from a group of applications in accordance with rule information and based on at least two of the received: end user identification information, client identification information and transaction type information. In one example, the apparatus includes a rules engine, an application integrator, an integration and presentation module, and an integrated user interface. The rules engine causes the application integrator to communicate with a plurality of applications in accordance with the rule information, and at least two of: the end user identification information, the client identification information, and the transaction type information. The application integrator then generates integrated output information received from the plurality of applications to produce the integrated user interface that includes output from the plurality of applications. Based on end user input, the integrated user interface then provides interactive user response information to the application integrator which passes the interactive user response information to the rules engine. The rules engine then determines which of at least one additional supporting application of available applications to use in a next stage of the transaction, which may be the same as or different applications from the plurality of applications. The a

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


Systems and methods for intelligent configuration of a dynamic interface
Patent No. 10147141 

Inventor(s): Laird Rixford (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Insurance Technologies Corporation (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14746553 on 06/22/2015 (1261 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving a request for a user interface configuration schema, and, in response to receiving the request, providing the user interface configuration schema to the electronic device. The request may be received from or at an electronic device. The user interface configuration schema may include information for configuring one or more input fields of a user interface provided by the electronic device. Subsequent to providing the user interface configuration schema, the method includes receiving information from the electronic device. The information may correspond to data entered into the one or more input fields of the user interface. The method includes determining whether the received information is valid, and, in response to a determination that the received information is valid, providing rate information associated with an insurance product offering to the electronic device.

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


Systems and methods for sharpening multi-spectral imagery
Patent No. 10147170 

Inventor(s): Mac Allen Cody (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15190649 on 06/23/2016 (894 days app to issue)

Abstract: Discussed herein are apparatuses, systems, and methods for sharpening multi-spectral image data using panchromatic image data. A method can include using a Householder transform in such sharpening.

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


Method and apparatus for generating omni media texture mapping metadata
Patent No. 10147224 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Youngkwon Lim (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15431587 on 02/13/2017 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: A video player for generating omni media texture mapping metadata is provided. The video player includes a memory and a processor connected to the memory. The processor is configured to receive, from a video processor, a signal indicating a shape of a geometric frame for a video and an area of interest on a planar frame. The processor is also configured to map the area of interest on the planar frame to a region of interest on the geometric frame based on the shape of the geometric frame. The processor is further configured to generate the geometric frame with the region of interest.

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


Toot suite whistle pack
Patent No. 10147410 

Inventor(s): Gordon Lehn Ellingson (Avondale Estates, GA)
Assignee(s): THOROUGHBRED KIDS LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Winston Strawn LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15913522 on 03/06/2018 (273 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set of two or more whistles. Each whistle of the set sounds differently from each other based on a different type of sound or a different value of a characteristic of sound common to whistles of the set. Sound characteristics may include but not limited to pitch, quality, loudness, and/or duration. Each whistle in the set may be different in appearance from each other in the set. Appearance characteristics may include but not limited to color, numbering, design, light up features, size, and/or shape. Alternatively, the whistles in a set may have a common appearance characteristic, but each whistle may have its own value of the common appearance characteristic. Additional element(s) such as lanyards or mouthpieces may be added to whistles of a set to distinguish them from each other. The set of whistles may be included in a kit having a box for removably storing the whistles.

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


Voltage reference computations for memory decision feedback equalizers
Patent No. 10147466 

Inventor(s): Raghukiran Sreeramaneni (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15716132 on 09/26/2017 (434 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a combinational circuit configured to create a one or more distortion correction factors used offset inter-symbol interference from a data stream on a distorted bit. The device also includes a selection circuit coupled o the combinational circuit. The selection circuit includes a feedback pin configured to receive a control signal and an output, wherein the selection circuit is configured to select a first distortion correction factor of the one or more distortion correction factors based upon the control signal and transmit the first distortion correction factor from the output.

[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)


Cloud computing placement and provisioning architecture
Patent No. 10148528 

Inventor(s): Sean David Peterson (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Accenture Global Services Limited (Dublin, , IE)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14832679 on 08/21/2015 (1201 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provisioning resources into the cloud is a constantly increasing technical challenge as more cloud service providers emerge, each offering disparate computing platforms, services, assets, supported technical components, and other features. A cloud computing provisioning architecture implements a sequence of complex technical analyzes that successfully provisions complex cloud computing services.

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


URL parameter insertion and addition in adaptive streaming
Patent No. 10148714 

Inventor(s): Xin Wang (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15288747 on 10/07/2016 (788 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by a client device for media content streaming. The method includes obtaining a media presentation description (MPD) for the media content, wherein the MPD comprises a uniform resource locator (URL) template for construction of URLs, inserting one or more query parameters in a query string portion of a URL, wherein the query string portion follows a path portion of the URL, wherein the one or more parameters are specified to be inserted in the query string portion of the URL based on the URL template, wherein the one or more parameter values are dynamic, and wherein the one or more parameter values are gathered and provided by the client device, sending a media request comprising the URL to a streaming server, and receiving one or more segments of a media content from the streaming server in response to the media request.

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


Video stream network coding in information centric networks
Patent No. 10148721 

Inventor(s): Abinesh Ramakrishnan (San Jose, CA), Cedric Westphal (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15414781 on 01/25/2017 (678 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for network coding a video stream in an information centric network. A network node breaks a media segment (e.g., a video segment) into chunks. The chunks for one media segment are then encoded into network encoded chunks, each of which may be a linear combination of the chunks for that media segment. Thus, a number of network encoded chunks for a media segment are generated. These network encoded chunks may be provided to a client in response to a request for content in an information centric network (ICN). When the client receives enough network encoded chunks, the client decodes them to produce the original chunks for that media segment. The client may perform bit-rate adaptation based on the time it takes to receive a media segment. The client may view the communication interfaces as a logical communication link upon which to perform rate adaptation.

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


Migrating cloud resources
Patent No. 10148757 

Inventor(s): Chandra H Kamalakantha (Plano, TX), Reinier J Aerdts (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15114755 on 02/21/2014 (1747 days app to issue)

Abstract: Repository data fragments distributed across one or both of a first cloud and a network may be accessed. The repository data fragments may be combined into repository data. First resources of the first cloud, a dependency between the first resources, and second resources of a second cloud may be discovered. A migration map between the first cloud and the second cloud may be generated based on the discovered first and second resources and based on the repository data. The first resources may be migrated to the second cloud based on the migration map.

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


JPEG image to compressed GPU texture transcoder
Patent No. 10148972 

Inventor(s): Anthony Mazzola (Ramona, CA), Jeff Moguillansky (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14990963 on 01/08/2016 (1061 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an example embodiment, a received JPEG image compression format image includes one or more minimum coded units (ICUs). Each MCU is decoded using an image compression format decoder. Each decoded MCU is then split into multiple decoded subblocks. Each decoded subblock can then be encoded into texture compression format using a texture compression format encoder. Each encoded texture compression format subblock can then be passed to a graphical processing unit (GPU) for processing.

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


Device communication management in a communication system
Patent No. 10149157 

Inventor(s): David S. Cha (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): OMNITRACS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14994381 on 01/13/2016 (1056 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to one or more systems, methods, and/or devices for secure communication between devices, such as devices within a vehicle. For example, some vehicles have integrated mobile computing platforms that enable communication with an extended productivity device. However, communication between the mobile computing platform and the extended productivity device may lack sufficient security. As such, the present disclosure provides for secure communication between the mobile computing platform and the extended productivity device by verifying, for example, an identity of the extended productivity device.

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


Optimizing network resources in a telecommunications system
Patent No. 10149304 

Inventor(s): Maurice D”Souza (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Fogg Powers LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15120289 on 12/23/2014 (1442 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain features relate to optimizing network resources in a distributed antenna system to minimize signal interference between remote units in the distributed antenna system. A remote unit is configured to measure an isolation level with another remote unit. Based on the measured isolation level, a self-optimizing network entity can instruct base transceiver stations to partition network resources such that remote units with isolation levels lower than an isolation threshold value radiate signals using different network resources. Remote units that have isolation levels higher than an isolation threshold value can radiate signals using the same network resources. By repeating the process across multiple remote units across multiple cell-sites, signal interference between adjacent remote units in the distributed antenna system can be minimized.

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


 

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Method for cleaning an Electronic circuit board
Patent No. 10144078 

Inventor(s): William D. Beair (Carrollton, TX), William R. Vuono (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15876527 on 01/22/2018 (316 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for cleaning an electronic circuit board is disclosed. The electronic circuit board is provided with a substrate layer and a copper layer. A solder mask is applied to the electronic circuit board and a channel is formed in the solder mask. The channel includes an inlet and an outlet. A component is affixed to the electronic circuit board over the channel and cleaning fluid is passed through the channel to remove residual solder flux from between the component and the electronic circuit board.

[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)


High speed motor drive
Patent No. 10145224 

Inventor(s): Kuo-Chiang Chen (Kennedale, TX)
Assignee(s): Upwing Energy, LLC (Cerritos, CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15857556 on 12/28/2017 (341 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system to provide power to a tool includes an electric motor that can operate at rotary speeds of at least 6,000 rpm, a variable speed drive electrically connected to the electric motor, and a step-up transformer electrically coupled to the electric motor and the variable speed drive, in which the variable speed drive can generate and transmit a drive signal to supply power to the electric motor when the electric motor is spaced apart from the variable speed drive by a distance of at least 100 meters, and the transformer can prevent capacitive leakage in the drive signal transmitted over the distance from the variable speed drive to the electric motor.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Battery signature identification system
Patent No. 10145898 

Inventor(s): Lawrence Blackledge (Dallas, TX), Wayne Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Active-Semi, Inc. (, , VG)
Law Firm: Imperium Patent Works (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14809136 on 07/24/2015 (1229 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for authenticating a rechargeable battery and for detecting counterfeit batteries includes battery characteristics detection circuitry and a battery. Battery characteristics detection circuitry performs an authentication routine on the battery such that battery characteristics of the battery are measured. Battery characteristics include state of health, state of charge, internal resistance, relaxation time, and impedance. The battery is validated by comparing the battery characteristics to validation parameters provided by a manufacturer. If battery characteristics are within ranges of the validation parameters, then the battery is authenticated as originating from a particular manufacturer or batch. If validation fails, then the device is disabled or protected. In one example, validation parameters are stored and compared locally on a device. In another example, the device communicates battery characteristics to a remote entity that performs the validation. In another example, the device receives validation parameters from the remote entity and performs the validation locally.

[H02H] EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS (indicating or signalling undesired working conditions G01R, e.g. G01R 31/00, G08B; locating faults along lines G01R 31/08; emergency protective devices H01H)


Fluxgate device with low fluxgate noise
Patent No. 10147537 

Inventor(s): Dok Won Lee (Mountain View, CA), Erika Lynn Mazotti (San Martin, CA), Sudtida Lavangkul (Murphy, TX), William David French (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15832884 on 12/06/2017 (363 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated fluxgate device, which includes a magnetic core, an excitation coil, and a sense coil. The magnetic core has a longitudinal edge and a terminal edge. The excitation coil coils around the longitudinal edge of the magnetic core, and the excitation coil has a first number of excitation coil members within a proximity of the terminal edge. The sense coil coils around the longitudinal edge of the magnetic core, and the sense coil has a second number of sense coil members within the proximity of the terminal edge. For reducing fluxgate noise, the second number of sense coil members may be less than the first number of excitation coil members within the proximity of the terminal edge.

[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]


Lead frame surface modifications for high voltage isolation
Patent No. 10147672 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Stassen Cook (Rockwall, TX), Sadia Arefin Khan (Addison, TX), Yong Lin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15133857 on 04/20/2016 (958 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) includes a lead frame that has a set of leads coupled to a corresponding set of pins. A semiconductor die with contacts is coupled to the set of leads. Encapsulating material encloses the semiconductor die, such that the set of pins extend beyond the encapsulating material. An additive coating covers one or more of the plurality of pins.

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


High voltage galvanic isolation device
Patent No. 10147784 

Inventor(s): Byron Lovell Williams (Plano, TX), Jeffrey Alan West (Dallas, TX), Thomas D. Bonifield (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15606158 on 05/26/2017 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microelectronic device contains a high voltage component having a high voltage node and a low voltage node. The high voltage node is isolated from the low voltage node by a main dielectric between the high voltage node and low voltage elements at a surface of the substrate of the microelectronic device. A lower-bandgap dielectric layer is disposed between the high voltage node and the main dielectric. The lower-bandgap dielectric layer contains at least one sub-layer with a bandgap energy less than a bandgap energy of the main dielectric. The lower-bandgap dielectric layer extends beyond the high voltage node continuously around the high voltage node. The lower-bandgap dielectric layer has an isolation break surrounding the high voltage node at a distance of at least twice the thickness of the lower-bandgap dielectric layer from the high voltage node.

[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]


FinFET devices including recessed source/drain regions having optimized depths
Patent No. 10147793 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Rodder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (, , KR)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14227812 on 03/27/2014 (1713 days app to issue)

Abstract: A finFET device can include a source/drain contact recess having an optimal depth beyond which an incremental decrease in a spreading resistance value for a horizontal portion of a source/drain contact in the recess provided by increased depth may be less than an incremental increase in total resistance due to the increase in the vertical portion of the source/drain contact at the increased depth.

[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]


Phase change memory electrode with multiple thermal interfaces
Patent No. 10147876 

Inventor(s): Ailian Zhao (Slingerlands, NY), Federico Nardi (San Jose, CA), Guy Charles Wicker (Southfield, MI), Lidu Huang (Danville, CA), Mac D. Apodaca (San Jose, CA), Toshiki Hirano (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15693376 on 08/31/2017 (460 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a phase change memory that includes a phase change material, such as a chalcogenide material, in series with a heating element that comprises multiple thermal interfaces are described. The multiple thermal interfaces may cause the heating element to have a reduced bulk thermal conductivity or a lower heat transfer rate across the heating element without a corresponding reduction in electrical conductivity. The phase change material may comprise a germanium-antimony-tellurium compound or a chalcogenide glass. The heating element may include a plurality of conducting layers with different thermal conductivities. In some cases, the heating element may include two or more conducting layers in which the conducting layers comprise the same electrically conductive material or compound but are deposited or formed using different temperatures, carrier gas pressures, flow rates, and/or film thicknesses to create thermal interfaces between the two or more conducting layers.

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


Enhanced phase shifter circuit to reduce RF cables
Patent No. 10148017 

Inventor(s): Morgan C. Kurk (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15244300 on 08/23/2016 (833 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-band antenna system includes an array of wide-band radiating elements and a multi-band electrical tilt circuit. The multi-band electrical tilt circuit includes a plurality of combiners, a first RF band variable phase shifter and a second RF band variable phase shifter implemented in a common medium. The common medium may comprise a PCB, a stripline circuit, or the like. Each combiner includes a combined port, a first RF band port, and a second RF band port. The combined ports are coupled to the radiating elements. The first RF band phase shifter has a first plurality of variably phase shifted ports connected to the first RF band ports of the combiners via transmission line, and the second RF band phase shifter has a second plurality of variably phase-shifted ports connected to the second RF band ports of the combiners via transmission line. The phase shifters are independently configurable.

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


Overvoltage protection circuit for USB interface
Patent No. 10148084 

Inventor(s): Ariel Dario Moctezuma (Garland, TX), Hassan Pooya Forghani-Zadeh (Fort Worth, TX), Timothy Bryan Merkin (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14969026 on 12/15/2015 (1085 days app to issue)

Abstract: Protection circuitsB interface integrated circuits, and methods for protecting host circuitry from USB port pin overvoltages, in which a switch is connected between a USB port pin and a middle node, and a detection circuit compares the middle node voltage with a reference voltage. A control circuit turns off the switch and turns on a clamp circuit to conduct pull down current from the middle node in response to the middle node voltage exceeding the reference voltage to mitigate overvoltage conditions on a host pin coupled to the middle node. When the middle node voltage falls below the reference voltage, the control circuit delays for a predetermined time and then turns off the clamp circuit and turns on the switch.

[H02H] EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS (indicating or signalling undesired working conditions G01R, e.g. G01R 31/00, G08B; locating faults along lines G01R 31/08; emergency protective devices H01H)


Inductor-based active balancing for batteries and other power supplies
Patent No. 10148098 

Inventor(s): Qingguo Liu (San Ramon, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14954556 on 11/30/2015 (1100 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes multiple power supplies connected in series and an active balancing circuit. The active balancing circuit includes an LC resonance circuit and multiple switches configured to selectively couple different ones of the power supplies to the LC resonance circuit. The LC resonance circuit includes an inductor, a capacitor, and an additional switch. The inductor is configured to store energy to be transferred between two or more of the power supplies. The additional switch is configured to selectively create a resonance between the inductor and the capacitor in order to reverse a direction of a current flow through the inductor. The active balancing circuit can transfer energy between individual power supplies or groups of power supplies.

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


Return coupled wireless power transmission
Patent No. 10148132 

Inventor(s): James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), Kenneth L. Corum (Plymouth, NH)
Assignee(s): CPG Technologies, LLC (Italy, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15795824 on 10/27/2017 (403 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of return coupled wireless power transmission systems are described. In one embodiment, a system includes a guided surface waveguide probe including a charge terminal elevated at a height over a lossy conducting medium, and a feed network. The system further includes a conductor coupled to the guided surface waveguide probe that extends a distance away from the guided surface waveguide probe across the lossy conducting medium, and at least one guided surface wave receivers coupled to the conductor. The conductor can help to provide additional efficiency in power transfer between the guided surface waveguide probe and the guided surface wave receivers, especially when the operating frequency of the probe is in the medium, high, or very high frequency ranges.

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


Multiphase converter with phase interleaving
Patent No. 10148177 

Inventor(s): Antonio Priego (Freising, , DE), Michael Couleur (Munich, , DE), Stefan Herzer (Marzling, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15392074 on 12/28/2016 (706 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-phase power converter includes a plurality of power channels arranged in parallel to drive an output of the power converter, and a channel selection circuit. Each of the power channels includes a driver, a feedback control circuit coupled to an output of the driver, and a comparator coupled to the feedback control circuit. The channel selection circuit is coupled to the feedback control circuit of each of the power channels. The channel control circuit is configured to: select a different specific one of the power channels to activate in each of a plurality of phases, and introduce an offset voltage into each of the feedback control circuits, except the feedback control circuit of the specific one of the power channels. The feedback control circuit is configured to apply the offset to bias driver output feedback voltage away from a threshold voltage at which the power channel is activated.

[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]


Dynamic termination edge control
Patent No. 10148269 

Inventor(s): Kallol Mazumder (Plano, TX), Myung-Ho Bae (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15658276 on 07/24/2017 (498 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices and methods include receiving a command at a command interface to assert on-die termination (ODT) during an operation. An indication of a shift mode register value is received via an input. The shift mode register value corresponds to a number of shifts of a rising edge of the command in a backward direction. A delay pipeline delays the received command the number of shifts in the backward direction to generate a shifted rising edge command signal. Combination circuitry is configured to combine a falling edge command signal with the shifted rising edge command signal to form a transformed command.

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


LDPC post-processor architecture and method for low error floor conditions
Patent No. 10148288 

Inventor(s): Joyce Kwong (Dallas, TX), Yaoyu Tao (Stanford, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15686361 on 08/25/2017 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: Post-processing circuitry for LDPC decoding includes check node processor for processing shifted LLR values, a hard decision decoder circuitry for receiving processed LLR information and performing parity checks on the processed LLR information. Post-processing control circuitry controls updating of LLR information in the check node processor. The check node processor, hard decision decoder, and control circuitry cooperate to identify check nodes with unsatisfied parity checks after an iteration cycle, identify neighborhood variable nodes that are connected with unsatisfied check nodes, identify satisfied check nodes which are connected to neighborhood variable nodes, and modify messages from neighborhood variable nodes to satisfied check nodes if needed to introduce perturbations to resolve decoding errors. Neighborhood identification circuitry determines which variable nodes are connected with unsatisfied check nodes, that have failed a parity check, and produces a signal indicating which variable nodes are connected to unsatisfied check nodes.

[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]


Circuit and method to reduce fundamental and modulation spurs with spread spectrum
Patent No. 10148312 

Inventor(s): Theodore Ernest Yu (San Jose, CA), Yogesh Kumar Ramadass (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15072735 on 03/17/2016 (992 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of generating a spread spectrum signal is disclosed. The method includes selecting a first pseudorandom slope for a modulation curve. A current frequency on the modulation curve is selected. An oscillating signal is produced at the current frequency for a respective time. The current frequency is set to a next frequency on the modulation curve. The steps of producing an oscillating frequency and setting the current frequency to a next frequency are repeated until the current frequency is a final frequency on the modulation curve.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Adaptively grouped user equipment multicasting and beamforming
Patent No. 10148329 

Inventor(s): Guosen Yue (Edison, NJ), Xiao-Feng Qi (Westfield, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15158625 on 05/19/2016 (929 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for adaptive user equipment (UE) grouping and beamforming includes the assignment each of a plurality of user equipment (UE) devices into a respective UE group of a plurality of UE groups. Each UE group has at least one UE device. A UE device is reassigned from the respective UE group to which it was previously assigned to an updated UE group. An updated respective beamforming vector is generated for the updated UE group until the updated respective beamforming vector for each UE group produces a largest average UE rate for the updated UE group.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for multi-level beamformed non-orthogonal multiple access communications
Patent No. 10148332 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Lili Zhang (Beijing, , CN), Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14724716 on 05/28/2015 (1286 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a communications controller includes grouping a plurality of user equipments (UEs) in accordance with received channel condition reports, UE interference cancellation (IC) capability reports, and mobility estimates, thereby producing information about the grouping, selecting a first UE out of the plurality of UEs and a second UE out of the plurality of UEs, wherein the selecting is in accordance with the information about grouping, wherein a wide width beam is allocated to the first UE and a narrow width beam is allocated to the second UE, and wherein the wide width beam and the narrow width beam spatially overlap, co-scheduling resources of a first transmit block to the first UE and the second UE, determining first transmission parameters for the first UE and second transmission parameters for the second UE in accordance with the co-scheduled resources, and communicating with the first UE and the second UE in accordance with the first transmission parameters for the first UE and the second transmission parameters for the second UE.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Beam management of downlink data channel and downlink control channel for 5G next radio systems
Patent No. 10148337 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15877185 on 01/22/2018 (316 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) for beam management in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), a radio resource control (RRC) signaling and a medium access control channel element (MAC CE) signaling including a beam indicator over a downlink channel for the beam management, identifying the beam indicator based on the RRC signaling and the MAC CE signaling, and determining the beam indicator for a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), a common physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH), and a fallback unicast PDSCH.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for communication using prolate spheroidal wave functions
Patent No. 10148360 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15624162 on 06/15/2017 (537 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for transmitting a plurality of input streams from a transmitter to a receiver processes each of a plurality of input data streams to generate a plurality of parallel pairs of data streams including an in-phase stream (I) and a quadrature-phase stream (Q) for each of the plurality of input data streams. Each of the plurality of parallel pairs of data streams are modulated with a selected one of at least three prolate spheroidal wave functions, respectively, to generate a plurality of data signals, each of the plurality of data signals associated with one of the plurality of parallel pairs of data streams. A plurality of composite data streams are generated by overlaying at least one data signal of the plurality of data signals in a first data layer with the at least one data signal of the plurality of data signals in a second data layer. The plurality of composite data streams are processed to associate with each of the plurality of composite data streams an orthogonal function to cause each of the plurality of composite data streams to be mutually orthogonal to each other on the link to enable transmission of each of the plurality of the composite data streams on the link at a same time.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for timing alignment of LTE cells and inter-operator co-existence on unlicensed spectrum
Patent No. 10148369 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Dallas, TX), Jianzhong Zhang (Plano, TX), Thomas David Novlan (Dallas, TX), Ying Li (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14702247 on 05/01/2015 (1313 days app to issue)

Abstract: An eNodeB operated by a first operator is able to align an ON-OFF cycle operation for interference avoidance. The eNodeB receives, from another eNodeB operated by a second operator a physical broadcast channel (PBCH) and a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH). A transmission coverage of the eNodeB partially overlaps with a transmission coverage of the other eNodeB. The PBCH carries a master information block (MIB), and the PDSCH carries a single system information block (SIB) identifying available unlicensed channel and including public land mobile network (PLMN) identities for networks operating using the unlicensed channel. The eNodeB uses the MIB and SIB1 to identify that the second eNodeB is operated by the second operator.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Methods and apparatus for mapping modulation symbols to resources in OFDM systems
Patent No. 10148394 

Inventor(s): Farooq Khan (Allen, TX), Zhouyue Pi (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14742477 on 06/17/2015 (1266 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transmission resource in a time domain subframe is divided into a plurality of equal duration resource elements in a time and frequency domain, the plurality of resource elements are segregated into a plurality of resource regions, information to be transmitted is modulated to generate a sequence of modulation symbols at a transmitter, the sequence of modulation symbols is mapped into the plurality of resource elements in the plurality of resource regions, and the modulation symbols are transmitted via a plurality of antennas using the respective corresponding resource elements to a receiver. The mapping of the modulation symbols in at least one resource region is independent of a certain control channel information that is carried in the time domain subframe, and the mapping of the modulation symbols in at least another resource region is dependent upon that certain control channel information.

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


Aggregation of FDD and TDD cells
Patent No. 10148407 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15362583 on 11/28/2016 (736 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus of a base station or a User Equipment (UE) in communication with each other are provided. The base station transmits on a first cell using frequency domain duplexing or time division duplexing associated with a first uplink-downlink (UL-DL) configuration and on a second cell using time division duplexing associated with a second UL-DL configuration. An UL-DL configuration corresponds to a number of transmission time intervals (TTIs) that include downlink (DL) TTIs where a communication direction is from the base station, uplink (UL) TTIs where a communication direction is to the base station, and special TTIs where a communication direction is both from the base station and to the base station. The first UL-DL configuration includes an UL TTI. The second UL-DL configuration does not include any UL TTI. The base station receives, from the UE, a physical UL control channel (PUCCH) on the first cell.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Aligning the upstream DMT symbols of multiple lines in a TDD DSL system
Patent No. 10148415 

Inventor(s): Amir H. Fazlollahi (San Jose, CA), Cao Shi (Shenzhen, , CN), Jianhua Liu (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15066947 on 03/10/2016 (999 days app to issue)

Abstract: Time-division duplex (TDD) transmission in a digital subscriber line (DSL) communication system including a group of DSL transceivers at a remote side (FTU-Rs) and a distribution point unit (DPU) by performing, with a second FTU-R among the group of FTU-Rs, an initial upstream symbol alignment for a first FTU-R, where a first gap time the first FTU-R needs to wait before transmitting first upstream symbols to a first DSL transceiver at an operator side (FTU-O) at the DPU in a TDD frame period is acquired to make the first upstream symbols align at the first FTU-O”s interface, transmitting second upstream symbols to the first FTU-O to correct the first gap time after performing the initial upstream symbol alignment, receiving, from the first FTU-O, tuning offset information representing a correction for the first gap time, and tuning the first FTU-R”s upstream symbols transmit time according to the tuning offset information received.

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


Method to support multi-protocol for virtualization
Patent No. 10148458 

Inventor(s): Lin Han (San Jose, CA), Renwei Li (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15349856 on 11/11/2016 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network element (NE) configured as a local cloud switch point (CSP) comprises a memory configured to store remote virtual routing information in association with an identifier (ID) of a remote CSP in a mapping table, wherein the remote virtual routing information is associated with a remote virtual network associated with the remote CSP, and wherein the remote virtual routing information comprises a virtual extensible network (VXN) type identifier (ID), an address family ID (AFI), and a subsequent AFI (SAFI). The NE further comprises a processor coupled to the memory and configured to perform encapsulation on a data packet to generate a encapsulated data packet by adding an outer header to the data packet based on the AFI, adding a virtualization header to the data packet based on the VXN type ID, and adding an inner header to the data packet based on the SAFI. The NE further comprises a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the encapsulated data packet to the remote CSP.

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


Dynamic network component placement
Patent No. 10148527 

Inventor(s): Sean David Peterson (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Accenture Global Services Limited (Dublin, , IE)
Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14832598 on 08/21/2015 (1201 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network component placement architecture addresses the difficult technical challenge of determining where specific technical components of an overall service may be provisioned. However, the placement decision can change over time in response to complex updates relating to service providers, the regions they support, the assets they support, and many other dynamic factors. Dynamic network component placement effectively determines updated possibilities for placing the technical components of a specified service, while meeting all of the applicable technical constraints on the placement of the technical components.

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


Shortest path search with constraints in networks
Patent No. 10148552 

Inventor(s): Inwoong Kim (Allen, TX), Paparao Palacharla (Richardson, TX), Qiong Zhang (Plano, TX), Tadashi Ikeuchi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): FUJITSU LIMITED (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15169313 on 05/31/2016 (917 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for determining a shortest path with a constraint in an optical network. The method includes identifying a permitted number of events defined by the constraint. The method further includes creating virtual nodes for each node in the optical network, the virtual nodes corresponding with the permitted number of events. The method also includes traversing the virtual nodes from a source node to a destination node with a shortest path algorithm, wherein traversing the virtual nodes comprises creating virtual links between the virtual nodes when the constraint is not violated, the virtual link corresponding with a physical link; and identifying a shortest path between the source node and the destination node from the virtual links, the shortest path not violating the constraint.

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


Enhanced quality of service in software-defined networking-based connectionless mobility architecture
Patent No. 10148561 

Inventor(s): Paul Edward Smith, Jr. (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Hartman Citrin LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15370952 on 12/06/2016 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to providing enhanced quality of service (”QoS”) in a software-defined network (”SDN”)-based connectionless mobility architecture. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, an SDN controller can receive service level requirements and can map the service level requirements to QoS requirements and attributes to be associated with a QoS tag. The SDN controller can configure a service entry point to insert the QoS tag into incoming packets so that one or more other service points can extract the QoS tag. The other service point(s) can determine, based upon the QoS tag, a QoS treatment to apply to the incoming packets. The other service point(s) can apply the QoS treatment to the incoming packets in accordance with the QoS tag.

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


Managing buffers for rate pacing
Patent No. 10148582 

Inventor(s): Youngkwon Lim (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15415840 on 01/25/2017 (678 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, decoder and server for managing buffers for rate pacing. The decoder includes a memory, a transceiver configured to transmit and receive a signal, and processing circuitry operably connected to the memory and the transceiver. The processing circuitry receives, from the server, a removal rate message indicating a drain rate of a pacing buffer of the decoder. The processing circuitry also provides packets from the pacing buffer to a decoding buffer of the decoder according to the drain rate.

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


System and method for secure messaging in a hybrid peer-to-peer network
Patent No. 10148628 

Inventor(s): Satish Gundabathula (Irving, TX), Sivakumar Chaturvedi (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): DAMAKA, INC. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15651602 on 07/17/2017 (505 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved system and method are disclosed for peer-to-peer communications. In one example, the method enables endpoints to securely send and receive messages to one another within a hybrid peer-to-peer environment.

[H04K] SECRET COMMUNICATION; JAMMING OF COMMUNICATION


Systems and methods for ingress call filtering
Patent No. 10148706 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey S. Wall (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): PEERLESS NETWORK, INC. (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14593738 on 01/09/2015 (1425 days app to issue)

Abstract: An ingress call filter system enables real-time or near real-time efficiencies of an inter-carrier switch. The ingress call filter determines if a received call to a called party is likely to fail. If the call is likely to fail, the ingress call filter returns an indication that the call should be filtered or rejected. If the call in not likely to fail, the ingress call filter returns an indication that a call router should attempt to establish the call. Such techniques mitigate penalties assessed to the inter-carrier network for incomplete or failed calls in real time or near real time.

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


Delivery of video mail to controlled-environment facility residents via podcasts
Patent No. 10148724 

Inventor(s): Luke Keiser (Frisco, TX), Michael Cattolico (Kirkland, WA)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15620539 on 06/12/2017 (540 days app to issue)

Abstract: Delivery of video to controlled-environment facility residents via podcasts may include accepting a digital video file or series of digital image files, such as from a non-resident, indicated as directed to a resident of the controlled-environment facility. Such video or image files may be uploaded, such as by the non-resident, via a provided user interface. The video file or series of digital image files are converted into a podcast. The podcast is cached in controlled-environment facility content server storage and the resident is notified of availability of the podcast. The podcast may be streamed and/or downloaded, within the controlled-environment facility, to one of the controlled-environment facility resident media devices.

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


Method of generating a unified user profile
Patent No. 10148786 

Inventor(s): Robert M Beaty (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): RedCritter Corp. (Flower Mound, TX)
Law Firm: Kirton McConkie (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14809251 on 07/26/2015 (1227 days app to issue)

Abstract: We disclose a system, method and software product for creating and updating a unified subject”s profile. The system, method, and software product may include a computer processing means and computer readable medium, and a proximity device. The system may permit publishing icons to a user profile by multiple applications. The system may update the user profile to reflect various awards from multiple publishers. The system may also generate a visual indicator for display on a subject profile to demonstrate a skill, achievement, or other information associated with the activity. The system may also provide a manner of verifying the authenticity and identity of the publisher.

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


Method and system for providing additional information to called parties
Patent No. 10148813 

Inventor(s): James N. White (Dallas, TX), M. Gregory Smith (Fairview, TX), Monica Rose Martino (Plano, TX), Thomas M. Buie (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): ACCUDATA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15615240 on 06/06/2017 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for providing additional information to called parties, the system comprises a base unit device for sending additional information to called parties, the base unit comprises a microprocessor, at least one Ethernet port, at least one telephone port, a first transceiver, and a first wireless antenna; and a display unit for receiving the additional information from the base unit device and displaying the additional information to the called parties, the display unit comprises a second transceiver, a liquid crystal display, a second wireless antenna, and a set of keys.

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


Methods and apparatus to interface with different service provider information technology systems supporting service ordering
Patent No. 10148826 

Inventor(s): Jeloni Shabazz (Richardson, TX), Robert Hammond (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT Mobility II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14839563 on 08/28/2015 (1194 days app to issue)

Abstract: Example methods disclosed herein include accessing first messaging received from an enterprise mobility management system to identify a first device, the first messaging conforming to a first set of application programming interfaces. Disclosed example methods also include exchanging respective instances of second messaging with respective ones of multiple different service provider information technology systems supporting service ordering to identify a first one of the service provider information technology systems associated with the first device, the respective instances of the second messaging including first data from the first messaging and conforming to respective second sets of application programming interfaces, different from the first set of application programming interfaces, that are specific to the respective ones of the different service provider information technology systems. Disclosed example methods further include exchanging third messaging with the first one of the service provider information technology systems to determine service offerings available for the first device.

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


Image data processing for multi-exposure wide dynamic range image data
Patent No. 10148888 

Inventor(s): Rajasekhar Reddy Allu (Plano, TX), Shashank Dabral (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15157568 on 05/18/2016 (930 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include integrated circuits, merge circuits and methods of processing multiple-exposure image data, in which a single pre-processing circuit is used for pre-processing first input exposure data associated with a first exposure of the image, and then for pre-processing second input exposure data associated with a second exposure of the image, and the first and second pre-processed exposure data are merged to generate merged image data for tone mapping and other post-processing. An example merge circuit includes a configurable gain circuit to apply a gain to the first and/or second exposure data, as well as a configurable weighting circuit with a weight calculation circuit and a motion adaptive filter circuit to compute a first and second weight values for merging the pre-processed first and second exposure data.

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


System and method for intra prediction in video coding
Patent No. 10148953 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14843528 on 09/02/2015 (1189 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment includes a transceiver and a decoder. The transceiver is configured to receive an encoded bitstream of video. The decoder includes processing circuitry. The decoder is configured to identify a first intra mode associated with a top prediction unit (PU) in relation to a current PU of the encoded bitstream of video. The decoder is also configured to identify a second intra mode associated with a left PU in relation to the current PU. The decoder is also configured to determine a plurality of most probable modes (MPMs) based on the first intra mode and the second intra mode, wherein a number of modes is greater than thirty-five.

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


Chroma quantization parameter extension
Patent No. 10148960 

Inventor(s): Ehsan Maani (San Jose, CA), Jun Xu (Sunnyvale, CA), Kazushi Sato (Kanagawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): VELOS MEDIA, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Chip Law Group (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15252824 on 08/31/2016 (825 days app to issue)

Abstract: The quantization parameters (QP) for Chroma are extended up to and more preferably to the same range as Luma QP (e.g., 0 to 51). Previous, values of Chroma QP only extended up to 39. Techniques are provided for determining extended Chroma QP values (e.g., for Cr and Cb) based on the Luma QP and picture level chroma offsets. In one preferred embodiment, slice level offsets are added making the method particularly well-suited for slice level parallel processing. The extension of Chroma QP enhances functionality, flexibility and friendliness of the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard for various applications.

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


Advanced coding techniques for high efficiency video coding (HEVC) screen content coding (SCC) extensions
Patent No. 10148977 

Inventor(s): Fanyi Duanmu (Brooklyn, NY), Haoping Yu (Carmel, IN), Meng Xu (Santa Clara, CA), Shervin Minaee (Brooklyn, NY), Wei Wang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15178316 on 06/09/2016 (908 days app to issue)

Abstract: An encoding apparatus, decoding apparatus, and coding methods are provided. A method of decoding including receiving, by a decoder, a bitstream from an encoder, scanning, using the decoder, the bitstream to identify a first flag corresponding to a string of index values in a block other than a last string and a second flag corresponding to the last string of index values from the block, determining, by the decoder, that a context model used to encode the first flag is the same as the context model used to encode the second flag, and generating, by the decoder, a video frame using the context model.

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


Set-top box with enhanced functionality and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10148998 

Inventor(s): Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15990358 on 05/25/2018 (193 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set-top box with enhanced functionality and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box system, first and second set-top boxes each include a housing securing a television input, a television output, a processor, a wireless transceiver, memory, and storage communicatively interconnected by a busing architecture. Each of the set-top boxes is connected to a display, such as a television. A syndication profile associated with the set-top boxes enables a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device to control both displays via each of the set-top boxes.

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


Set-top box with enhanced content and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 10149005 

Inventor(s): Edward H. Wolfe (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15583166 on 05/01/2017 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set-top box with enhanced content and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a wireless transceiver is located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a television input, television output, a processor, and memory. The set-top box may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device having a display. The set-top box receives trajectory data from the proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device, which represents motion-based commands provided by a user. The set-top box evaluates the trajectory data and sends a command signal to the television.

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


Providing information to a mobile device based on an event at a geographical location
Patent No. 10149105 

Inventor(s): James N. White (Dallas, TX), Monica Rose Martino (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Open Invention Network LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15991796 on 05/29/2018 (189 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium for providing information to a mobile device based on an event comprising detecting an occurrence of the event, determining if the event is a specific event and if the event occurred at or near a geographical location and sending an alert of the event to at least one mobile device if the event is the specific event, if the event occurs at or near the geographical location, and if the at least one mobile device is located at or near the geographical location.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for response frame type indication
Patent No. 10149202 

Inventor(s): Younghoon Kwon (San Diego, CA), Yunsong Yang (San Diego, CA), Zhigang Rong (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15235884 on 08/12/2016 (844 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments are provided for indicating response frame types according to response frame durations in a wireless network. The embodiments include defining a plurality of response frame types in accordance to different transmission durations. The different response frame types are assigned corresponding indication values. When transmitting a current frame to a receiver entity, a transmitter entity selects a response frame type from the defined response frame types, and indicates in the current frame the selected response frame type using the assigned indication value. When a third entity receives the current frame, the third entity waits for a time period about equal to a predefined inter-frame and backoff time before transmitting a new frame. Upon determining that the indication value in the current frame is for sending a response frame, the third entity also waits an additional time period about equal to the transmission duration of the indicated response frame type.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Group handover methods and systems
Patent No. 10149213 

Inventor(s): Haibo Xu (Beijing, , CN), Nathan Edward Tenny (Poway, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15676158 on 08/14/2017 (477 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for group handover is provided. In an embodiment, a method in a network component for group handover in a wireless network includes receiving, at the network component, a mobility command from a target base station. The method also includes processing, with the network component, the mobility command in a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) layer of a context for a remote user equipment (UE) to generate a PDCP Protocol Data Unit (PDU). The method also includes encapsulating the PDCP PDU as a field in a radio resource control (RRC) message to the relay UE.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Call flow system and method for use in a legacy telecommunication system
Patent No. 10149224 

Inventor(s): Andrew Silver (Frisco, TX), Lathan Lewis (Dallas, TX), Patricia Landgren (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Tango Networks, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15702491 on 09/12/2017 (448 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of operating a network server, such as a mobile application gateway, connect devices on a cellular or carrier network with individual networks, such as enterprise voice and data networks or residential networks. The effects of the present invention are far reaching in terms of transferring effective call control from the cellular network into the control of the individual network, such as the enterprise, and enabling new business models for the purchase of cellular service from a public cellular carrier by an enterprise.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for beacon interval adaptation
Patent No. 10149227 

Inventor(s): Jian Wang (Beijing, , CN), Nathan Edward Tenny (Poway, CA), Yalin Liu (Chengdu, , CN)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15273076 on 09/22/2016 (803 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) adapted to transmit beacons includes adjusting an initial beacon interval between successively transmitted beacons in accordance with a value of at least one parameter and a beacon configuration received from a network entity, thereby producing an adjusted beacon interval, and transmitting a beacon selected in accordance with the adjusted beacon interval in a beacon transmission opportunity determined in accordance with the initial beacon interval.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for real-time and selective enablement of shared access cells
Patent No. 10149229 

Inventor(s): Sergio Aguirre (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15440875 on 02/23/2017 (649 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques described herein may allow for the selective enabling and/or disabling of shared access points (”SAPs”). The selective enabling and/or disabling may occur based on the analysis of key performance indicators (”KPIs”) associated with the SAPs. The selective enabling and/or disabling may cause the SAPs to cease (or continue) broadcasting their availability for User Equipment (”UEs”) of a particular wireless provider, decline (or accept) bearer requests for UEs of the particular wireless provider, or terminate existing connections with UEs of the particular wireless provider. The selective enabling and/or disabling may be performed for certain applications or Quality of Service (”QoS”) levels. The selective enabling and/or disabling may be performed proactively (e.g., without necessarily determining that the performance for a given SAP has not met a threshold performance), based on historical trends.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for utilizing stored higher layer information
Patent No. 10149236 

Inventor(s): Young Hoon Kwon (San Diego, CA), Yunsong Yang (San Diego, CA), Zhigang Rong (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15493928 on 04/21/2017 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a station during a discovery process includes transmitting a first Layer 2 frame to an access point (AP), the first Layer 2 frame including a first version number associated with first higher layer information and an identifier of a protocol associated with both the first higher layer information and the first version number, receiving a second Layer 2 frame from the AP including an indication that a second version number associated with a second higher layer information is the same as the first version number, and deciding whether to perform a network selection process in accordance with the first higher layer information.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Power headroom reporting with dual connectivity
Patent No. 10149259 

Inventor(s): Kathiravetpillai Sivanesan (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Intel IP Corporation (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Schwabe, Williamson Wyatt, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15276091 on 09/26/2016 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate generally to a communication between a user equipment (”UE”) and a plurality of evolved Node Bs (”eNBs”). A UE may be adapted to operate in a dual connected mode on respective wireless cells provided by first and second eNBs. The UE may be adapted to estimate respective power headroom (”PHR”) values associated with simultaneous operation on the first and second wireless cells. The UE may cause the first and second PHR estimates to be transmitted to both the first and second eNBs. The first and second eNBs may use these estimates to compute respective uplink transmission powers for the UE. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for matching using location information
Patent No. 10149267 

Inventor(s): Anna M. Schneider (Fort Worth, TX), Deryl Dorsett (Dallas, TX), Robinne Burrell (Los Angeles, CA), Shane Henderson (Allen, TX), Sharmistha Dubey (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Match Group, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13270323 on 10/11/2011 (2611 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method executed by at least one processor includes receiving first historical location information identifying a first location area at which a first user was present at a first time and receiving second location information identifying a second location area at which a second user was present at a second time. The method includes determining that the first historical location information and the second location information each correspond to a particular location area and determining that a characteristic related to the first user corresponds to a preference related to the second user. In response to these determinations, the method includes causing information related to the first user to be presented to the second user. The information related to the first user includes the first location area of the first user relative to the second location area of the second user.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Telecommunications method and apparatus for facilitating positioning measurements
Patent No. 10149273 

Inventor(s): Bengt Lindoff (Bjarred, , SE), Muhammad Kazmi (Bromma, , SE), Walter Mller (Upplands Vasby, , SE)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15587552 on 05/05/2017 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless terminal capable of operating in a discontinuous mode and method for operation facilitate measurements pertaining to position of the wireless terminal. A measurement request message from a radio access network indicates that measurements are to be performed by the wireless terminal on downlink signals transmitted by the base station or by the base station on downlink signals transmitted by the base station. As a result of or after receiving the message, operation of the wireless terminal changes from a discontinuous mode to a modified mode to facilitate performance of the measurements. Relative to the discontinuous mode at least one of following are shortened or eliminated in the modified mode: (i) the non-reception periods, and (ii) the non-transmission periods.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for determining geolocation of wireless access point or wireless device
Patent No. 10149274 

Inventor(s): Mark Gerard (McKinney, TX), Robert W. Peterson (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Open Invention Network, LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15723548 on 10/03/2017 (427 days app to issue)

Abstract: In order to determine the location of wireless network devices without inherent location capabilities, a wireless network device such as an access point can receive geolocation information from transient data sources such as mobile devices requiring network access from the access point. The access point stores geolocation records including location coordinates received from the transient data sources. The geolocation records can be processed to determine the position and movement of the access point. The geolocation records and/or location information can be passed to other transient clients that do not have inherent location capability.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Adaptation of control signaling transmissions to variations in respective resources
Patent No. 10149290 

Inventor(s): Aris Papasakellariou (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Jefferson IP Law, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14865886 on 09/25/2015 (1166 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and an apparatus for a User Equipment (UE) to receive a first type of a Physical Downlink Control CHannel (PDCCH) or a second type of a PDCCH in a Transmission Time Interval (TTI) are provided whereby the first type of PDCCH and the second type of PDCCH convey respective Downlink Control Information (DCI) formats containing Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) bits scrambled with a Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RNTI). The method includes receiving by the UE a first bitmap associated with a number of TTIs equal to the first bitmap size, wherein each element of the first bitmap indicates whether a TTI is of a first type or of a second type, decoding by the UE only PDCCH of the first type if the TTI is of the first type, and decoding by the UE only PDCCH of the second type if the TTI is of the second type.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for random access backoffs
Patent No. 10149325 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Guorong Li (Beijing, , CN), Jian Wang (Beijing, , CN), Yongbo Zeng (Beijing, , CN), Yu Cai (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15659909 on 07/26/2017 (496 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of performing a random access procedure includes randomly selecting a backoff time from within a backoff window ranging from 0 to a specified multiple of a random access preamble unit, waiting until a time initialized with the backoff time expires, and retransmitting a random access preamble.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Integrated thermal management assembly for gate drivers and power components
Patent No. 10149413 

Inventor(s): Ercan M. Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Jae Seung Lee (Ann Arbor, MI), Jongwon Shin (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15665158 on 07/31/2017 (491 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated thermal management assembly, device or system for a power conversion device having a driver board and a power board. The integrated thermal management assembly includes a double-sided cooler. The double-sided cooler has a first layer that includes a first surface that is positioned below an inner surface of the power board. The double-sided cooler has a second surface positioned above an inner surface of the driver board. The double-sided cooler includes a first coolant channel in between the first surface and the second surface. The thermal integrated assembly includes a coolant that flows within the first coolant channel and that is configured to dissipate heat projected through the double-sided cooler.

[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)


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Storage device blister tray
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Inventor(s): Solivan Hiep (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29614742 on 08/22/2017 (469 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Grille surround
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Inventor(s): Brent Johnson (Denton, TX), Scott D. Hite (Pilot Point, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Chirstensen O”Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC (no location found)
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Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


14 distribution point unit
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Inventor(s): Edward Joseph Reed (North Richland Hills, TX), John Austin Keenum (Haltom City, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Corning, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29577056 on 09/09/2016 (816 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with graphical user interface for managing customized messaging
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Inventor(s): Edward Jack Edgington, Jr. (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Recognition Concepts, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29566669 on 06/01/2016 (916 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Interbody fusion implant
Patent No. D835279 

Inventor(s): Jason Tinley (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): HD LifeSciences LLC (Woburn, MA)
Law Firm: Law Offices of Daniel A. Tesler, LLC (Local + 295 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29613164 on 08/08/2017 (483 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Desk lamp assembly
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Inventor(s): Matt Miller (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Gold Crest, LLC (Santa Barbara, CA)
Law Firm: Tsircou Law PC. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29602527 on 05/01/2017 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Light assembly
Patent No. D835331 

Inventor(s): Matt Miller (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Gold Crest, LLC (Santa Barbara, CA)
Law Firm: Tsircou Law, P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29602535 on 05/01/2017 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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