Dallas Invents: 134 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 9

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

Patents granted include:
• Bank of America's neural mesh protection system for data transmission
• Building Materials Investment's roof integrated photovoltaic system
• Intuit's method to proactively manage alerts
• Lynntech's fuel cell storage system
• Mary Kay's stable vitamin c compositions
• Prova Group's live auction system
• Texas Instrument's projection system with offset image
• Texas A&M's Zoysiagrass named DALZ 1308
• Toyota's methods for communicating with a guide animal

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Aug. 29, 2017 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 15
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 12
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 1
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 8
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 5
G: PHYSICS 44
H: ELECTRICITY 41

DESIGN: 7


TOP  ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 13
Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, NC) 12
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 9
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 5
Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (Houston) 4
Micron Technology Inc. (Boise, ID) 4
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 3
GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap) 3
Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA) 3
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR) 3


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Steven Jeffrey Wallach (Dallas) 3
Andrew Silver (Frisco) 2
James D. Testerman (McKinney) 2
James M. Burke (Frisco) 2
Jayachandra Varma (Irving) 2
John T. Hardesty (Fort Worth) 2
Kirk A. Miller (Dallas) 2
Robert E. Wigginton (McKinney) 2
Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine) 2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Adaptable planter system
Patent No. 10912260 

Inventor(s): Crawford Shaw, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): In The Black Revocable Trust (Denison, TX)
Law Firm: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15877817 on 01/23/2018 (1113 days app to issue)

Abstract: An adaptive planter system enables a container in which plants grow to be secured to the ground. It also allows for use of the space above the plants in decorative, artistic or practical ways. A shaft anchors the body of the system to the ground and provides a way to attach banners, handles, figures or the like to the opposite end.

[A01G] HORTICULTURE; CULTIVATION OF VEGETABLES, FLOWERS, RICE, FRUIT, VINES, HOPS, OR SEAWEED; FORESTRY; WATERING (picking of fruits, vegetables, hops, or the like A01D 46/00; plant reproduction by tissue culture techniques A01H 4/00; devices for topping or skinning onions or flower bulbs A23N 15/08; propagating unicellular algae C12N 1/12; plant cell culture C12N 5/00)


Pet feeder
Patent No. 10912279 

Inventor(s): Yunhao Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: ZANIP (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16147606 on 09/29/2018 (864 days app to issue)

Abstract: The pet feeder composed of a shell, a fodder pot set on one side of the shell and a fodder vessel set inside the shell; a feed inlet is set on the top of the fodder vessel and the first outlet is set on the bottom thereof; a mounting base is also set inside the shell, a driving mechanism, a driving medium and a micro switch are set on the mounting base, the driving mechanism drives the driving medium to rotate, and the driving medium triggers the micro switch once after rotating at a certain angle; the driving medium is provided with the rotation shaft connected with and driven itself, and many even-distributed vanes are set on the rotation shaft; bolt-jointed blanking pot is set on the bottom of fodder vessel, the rotation shaft passes through the blanking pot, and many vanes divide the blanking pot into many blanking grooves.

[A01K] ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS


Systems and methods for communicating with a guide animal
Patent No. 10912281 

Inventor(s): Fredrick W. Mau, II (McKinney, TX), Rajiv Dayal (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15052495 on 02/24/2016 (1812 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for communicating with a guide animal are provided. One embodiment of a method includes determining a first command to provide to a user to proceed to a destination, determining a second command to provide to the guide animal to correspond with the first command, and outputting the first command to direct the user toward the destination. Some embodiments include outputting the second command to direct the guide animal toward the destination, where the second command is outputted to be imperceptible by the user but is perceptible by the guide animal.

[A01K] ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS


Secretive multipurpose carrying system
Patent No. 10912343 

Inventor(s): Brenda Blaylock (Decatur, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15430421 on 02/10/2017 (1460 days app to issue)

Abstract: A secretive multipurpose carrying system conceals the presence of a closable pouch with a garment. The pouch is concealed by a plurality of gathers attached to the garment. Personal effects can be stored in the pouch and hidden from view in this manner.

[A41D] OUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES (eye or ear protectors A61F 9/00, A61F 11/00; sweating suits A61H 36/00)


Super wing nut
Patent No. 10912587 

Inventor(s): Robert E. Wigginton (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): New Standard Device, LLC (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Greg Goshorn, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16406224 on 05/08/2019 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are a super wing nut and a super wing bolt that may be used both separately and in conjunction with each other. The super wing nut comprises a head, two wings that extend transversely from opposite sides of the head, a tightening hole that passes perpendicular through the head between the two wings, a tightening slot in a top surface of the head, a polygonal sided shaft that extends downward from the head, and a threaded shaft that extends downward from the polygonal sided shaft. The super wing bolt comprises a head, two wings that extend transversely from opposite sides of the head, a tightening hole that passes perpendicular through the head between the two wings, a tightening slot in a first top surface of the head, a polygonal-sided shaft that extends downward from the head and a threaded hole that passes axially through the shaft.

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


Super wing bolt
Patent No. 10912588 

Inventor(s): Robert E. Wigginton (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): New Standard Device, LLC (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Greg Goshorn, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17029217 on 09/23/2020 (139 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a super wing nut bolt. The super wing bolt comprises a head, two wings that extend transversely from opposite sides of the head, a tightening hole that passes perpendicular through the head between the two wings, a tightening slot in a first top surface of the head, a polygonal-sided shaft that extends downward from the head and a threaded hole that passes axially through the shaft.

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


Intraocular lens having an asymmetric hinged closed-loop haptic structure
Patent No. 10912642 

Inventor(s): Stephen John Collins (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon, Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16059735 on 08/09/2018 (915 days app to issue)

Abstract: An ophthalmic device includes an optic having an optic axis and a closed-loop haptic structure coupled with the optic. The closed loop haptic structure includes a first hinge having a first section, a second section, and a connecting section extending between the first section and the second section. The first section has a first component extending in a first angular direction and a second component extending in a second angular direction that is opposite to the first angular direction. The closed loop haptic structure further includes a second hinge including a radial section and an axial section extending from the axial section in the first angular direction, the radial section having a cross-sectional area greater than a maximum cross-sectional area of the first hinge.

[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]


Fluid-driven actuators and related methods
Patent No. 10912701 

Inventor(s): Mahdi Haghshenas Jaryani (Waxahachie, TX), Muthu Wijesundara (Fort Worth, TX), Wei Carrigan (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Meunier Carlin Curfman LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14990257 on 01/07/2016 (1860 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure includes manipulating apparatuses and related methods. Some manipulating apparatuses include an actuator having a semi-rigid first segment, a semi-rigid second segment, and one or more flexible cells disposed between the first segment and the second segment, where the actuator is configured to be coupled to a fluid source such that the fluid source can communicate fluid to vary internal pressures of the one or more cells, and where each cell is configured such that adjustments of an internal pressure of the cell causes angular displacement of the second segment relative to the first segment.

[A61H] PHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY (electrotherapy, magnetotherapy, radiation therapy, ultrasound therapy A61N)


Stable vitamin c compositions
Patent No. 10912729 

Inventor(s): Isaac Thomas (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15954364 on 04/16/2018 (1030 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a composition comprising ascorbic acid or a derivative thereof, a silicone containing compound, and an essential oil, wherein at least 50% of the initial amount of the ascorbic acid in the composition remains stable when the composition is stored for at least 1 month at room temperature. The composition can be non-aqueous.

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


Compositions comprising antisense-encoded erythropoietin receptor and use thereof
Patent No. 10912791 

Inventor(s): Connie Hsia (Dallas, TX), Kytai Nguyen (Grand Prairie, TX), Orson W. Moe (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16333046 on 09/11/2017 (1247 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided herein are nanoparticles comprising antisense-encoded erythropoietin receptor (RopE) alone or in combination with erythropoietin receptor (EpoR). Also provided herein are methods of treating or preventing lungs disorders comprising administering RopE alone or in combination with EpoR.

[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)


Canister fluid level detection in reduced pressure therapy systems
Patent No. 10912870 

Inventor(s): Carrie Lee Childress (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Smith Nephew, Inc. (Memphis, TN)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16219641 on 12/13/2018 (789 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of negative pressure wound therapy apparatuses and methods for using such apparatuses are disclosed. In some embodiments, a negative pressure wound therapy apparatus includes a controller configured to determine a level of exudate in a canister (or a dressing) based at least in part on one or more characteristics of pressure signals generated by a negative pressure source and monitored by a pressure sensor. One such characteristic of the pressure signals can be amplitude, which may increase as a level of exudate in the canister (or dressing) increases. The canister (or dressing) can include a filter configured to become occluded in order to prevent overflow of the canister (or dressing). The controller can be additionally configured to detect and indicate a canister (or dressing) pre-full condition before the filter becomes occluded. More efficient and reliable operation of the negative pressure wound therapy apparatus can thereby be attained.

[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]


Infusion set
Patent No. 10912884 

Inventor(s): George R. Lynch (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): ViCentra B.V (Utrecht, , NL)
Law Firm: Hahn Loeser Parks LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15739002 on 07/21/2016 (1664 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present application relates to an infusion set ([b]80[/b]). The infusion set ([b]80[/b]) has a base ([b]90[/b]) for mounting on a user, and a connector ([b]100[/b]) which engages with the base ([b]90[/b]) to form a flow path between the connector ([b]100[/b]) and a cannula mountable on the base ([b]90[/b]). The connector ([b]100[/b]) is configured to be selectably mountable to the base ([b]90[/b]) in at least two predetermined mounting orientations. The present application also relates to an infusion set base ([b]90[/b]), an infusion set connector ([b]100[/b]), an infusion set cannula, and a method of assembling an infusion set ([b]80[/b]).

[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]


Cosmetic compositions and uses thereof
Patent No. 10912956 

Inventor(s): Barbara Durkee (Addison, TX), Daniel Ramirez (Addison, TX), Geetha Kalahasti (Addison, TX), Lisha Vanpelt (Addison, TX), Maria Milagros Sanchez (Addision, TX), Michael Frushour (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15467928 on 03/23/2017 (1419 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods and compositions comprising [i]Hylocereus undatus [/i]fruit extract and [i]Aloe barbadensis [/i]leaf extract, useful as antioxidants and/or inhibiting TNF- expression.

[A61Q] SPECIFIC USE OF COSMETICS OR SIMILAR TOILET PREPARATIONS [2006.01]


Ophthalmic devices for delivery of hydrophobic comfort agents
Patent No. 10913224 

Inventor(s): Lynn Cook Winterton (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16181763 on 11/06/2018 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates to a soft hydrogel contact lens, especially a silicone hydrogel contact lens, which has a capability of delivering a hydrophobic comfort agent into the eye of a wearer. The hydrophobic comfort agent includes without limitation a monoglyceride, a diglyceride, a triglyceride, a glycolipid, a glyceroglycolipid, a sphingolipid, a sphingo-glycolipid, a phospholipid, a fatty acid, a fatty alcohol, a hydrocarbon having a C[subscript]12[/subscript]-C[subscript]28 [/subscript]chain in length, a mineral oil, a silicone oil, or a mixture thereof. It can be released from the soft hydrogel contact lens into the eye of a wearer when being worn so as to strengthen and stabilize the tear film lipid layer and alleviate the dryness of the eye.

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


Game live auction system and method of operation
Patent No. 10916102 

Inventor(s): Charles B. Humphreyson (Dallas, TX), Emmitt J. Smith, III (Dallas, TX), Haroon I. Alvi (Dallas, TX), Richard L. Lackey (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): PROVA GROUP, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16285832 on 02/26/2019 (714 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for conducting a raffle comprising reading an item identifier from an identification tag affixed to an item at an equipment management system, prior to an event related to the item. The raffle notification data is then transmitted to users after the event has occurred. A plurality of raffle ticket purchase requests are then received from the plurality of devices and are processed. The raffle tickets are then delivered to the plurality of devices, such as in electronic form. One of the raffle tickets is then selected, and winning notification data is transmitted to the associated device. The winner can authenticate the winning item by reading the identification tag affixed to the item after the event at the equipment management system.

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


Zoysiagrass named DALZ 1308
Patent No. PP032805 (Plant)

Inventor(s): Ambika Chandra (Dallas, TX), Anthony D. Genovesi (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): THE TEXAS AM UNIVERSITY SYSTEM (College Station, TX)
Law Firm: Dentons US LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16501556 on 04/29/2019 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: DALZ 1308 is a new and distinct [i]Zoysia minima [/i]x [i]Zoysia matrella [/i]F[subscript]1 [/subscript]hybrid variety with novel characteristics that included a dwarf canopy height, high shoot density, fine leaf texture, medium green genetic color in summer, extended fall and winter color retention, good turf quality, and resistance to tawny mole cricket ([i]Neoscapteriscus vicinus[/i]) damage. Patent Class: N/A


 

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Droplet actuator fabrication apparatus, systems, and related methods
Patent No. 10913064 

Inventor(s): Andrew Fischer (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, IL)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight and Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14687398 on 04/15/2015 (2127 days app to issue)

Abstract: Example methods, apparatus, systems for droplet actuator fabrication are disclosed. An example method disclosed herein for making a droplet actuator includes ablating a first substrate with a laser to form an electrode array on the first substrate. The example method includes applying at least one of hydrophobic or a dielectric material to the electrode array. The example method also includes aligning the first substrate with a second substrate. The second substrate includes a second treated layer. In the example method, the alignment includes a gap between at least a portion of the first treated layer and at least a portion the second treated layer.

[B01L] CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL LABORATORY APPARATUS FOR GENERAL USE (apparatus for medical or pharmaceutical purposes A61; apparatus for industrial purposes or laboratory apparatus whose construction and performance are comparable to that of similar industrial apparatus, see the relevant classes for industrial apparatus, particularly subclasses of B01 and C12; separating or distilling apparatus B01D; mixing or stirring devices B01F; atomisers B05B; sieves B07B; corks, bungs B65D; handling liquids in general B67; vacuum pumps F04; siphons F04F 10/00; taps, stop-cocks F16K; tubes, tube joints F16L; apparatus specially adapted for investigating or analysing materials G01, particularly G01N; electrical or optical apparatus, see the relevant classes in sections G and H)


Electrostatic enhancement of inlet particle separators for engines
Patent No. 10913073 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Duncan Hitchens (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Lynntech, Inc. (College Station, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15865413 on 01/09/2018 (1127 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes a device, a system, and a method for enhancing a particle separation efficiency, including a particle charging device adapted to impart predominately unipolar charging on a plurality of particles in a fluid stream, e.g. a gas stream; wherein the particle charging device is positioned upstream from and adapted to provide the plurality of particles charged by the particle charging device to a particle deflection device capable of separating the particles charged by the particle charging device from a core fluid flow that is substantially free of dust particles.

[B03C] MAGNETIC OR ELECTROSTATIC SEPARATION OF SOLID MATERIALS FROM SOLID MATERIALS OR FLUIDS; SEPARATION BY HIGH-VOLTAGE ELECTRIC FIELDS (filters making use of electricity or magnetism B01D 35/06; separating isotopes B01D 59/00; combinations of magnetic or electrostatic separation with separation of solids by other means B03B, B07B; separating sheets from piles B65H 3/00; magnets or magnet coils per se H01F) [5]


Anti-sticking rotating device and a smart pet robot
Patent No. 10913149 

Inventor(s): Yunhao Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: ZANIP (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16147601 on 09/29/2018 (864 days app to issue)

Abstract: An anti-sticking rotating device is arranged below a head and comprises a base and a runner; the base is provided with a slot, and two flanges are arranged on both sides of the top surface of the slot; the runner is in the shape of a disc, the center of it is provided with a rotary shaft, the two ends of the rotary shaft are pivoted with the flange, and the runner is placed in the slot; an extending part is arranged on the circumference of the runner, and the extending part is fixed to the head; the two sides of the runner are respectively provided with a driving mechanism and a limiting mechanism; the driving mechanism drives the runner to rotate, and the limiting mechanism limits its direction and amplitude of rotation, thereby driving the head to move like nodding.

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


Systems and methods of autonomous solar exposure
Patent No. 10913360 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey D. Gaither (Brighton, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15896004 on 02/13/2018 (1092 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods of autonomously driving a vehicle to one or more locations, or repositioning the vehicle, to achieve optimal solar exposure are provided. Operating conditions of the vehicle, environmental conditions, as well as road conditions may be considered when determining whether or not to move, relocate, or reposition the vehicle to achieve optimal solar exposure. The optimal solar exposure is that which allows a power storage device of the vehicle to be charged to a desired state of charge. Additional considerations, such as the time needed to travel to a new location(s) and return from the location(s) in time for a next use of the vehicle, may be taken into account. Any energy expenditures that may result from traveling to/from the new location(s) may also be considered.

[B60L] PROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES (arrangements or mounting of electrical propulsion units or of plural diverse prime-movers for mutual or common propulsion in vehicles B60K 1/00, B60K 6/20; arrangements or mounting of electrical gearing in vehicles B60K 17/12, B60K 17/14; preventing wheel slip by reducing power in rail vehicles B61C 15/08; dynamo-electric machines H02K; control or regulation of electric motors H02P); SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER FOR AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES (electric coupling devices combined with mechanical couplings of vehicles B60D 1/64; electric heating for vehicles B60H 1/00); ELECTRODYNAMIC BRAKE SYSTEMS FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL (control or regulation of electric motors H02P); MAGNETIC SUSPENSION OR LEVITATION FOR VEHICLES; MONITORING OPERATING VARIABLES OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRIC SAFETY DEVICES FOR ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES [4]


Glass and exterior panel design for low noise transmission
Patent No. 10913403 

Inventor(s): Richard G. DeJong (Grand Rapids, MI), Steven R. Sorenson (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: 16356154 on 03/18/2019 (694 days app to issue)

Abstract: A noise insulating support panel is provided for a structural assembly and includes a base substrate component and at least one localized stiffening reinforcement feature. The reinforcement feature generally extends across the base substrate component in a length direction aligned with, i.e., substantially parallel to, or substantially perpendicular to, a direction of airflow exhibiting turbulent pressure onto the base substrate component. The reinforcement feature cooperates with the base substrate component to minimize energy transmission through the base substrate component. If the base substrate component is a body panel, the reinforcement feature may be a stiffening rib member; if laminated glass, the reinforcement feature is located within an interlayer disposed between glass layers. The interlayer may include a first region including polyvinyl butyral having a first stiffness, and a second region including polyvinyl butyral having a second, lower stiffness. The reinforcement feature may also be an edge stiffening treatment.

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


Wearable article detection and climate adjustment system for a vehicle interior
Patent No. 10913413 

Inventor(s): Michael Paul Rowe (Pinckney, 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: 16209113 on 12/04/2018 (798 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to automatically adjusting a climate of a vehicle based on detecting the type of clothing a vehicle occupant is wearing. In one embodiment, the method includes, in response to acquiring an identifier from a reader, where the identifier being associated with a tag affixed to a wearable article in proximity of the reader, determining a type of the wearable article based on the identifier. The method includes controlling a climate control system based at least in part on the type of the wearable article.

[B60H] ARRANGEMENTS OR ADAPTATIONS OF HEATING, COOLING, VENTILATING, OR OTHER AIR-TREATING DEVICES SPECIALLY FOR PASSENGER OR GOODS SPACES OF VEHICLES


Methods for maneuvering a marine vessel
Patent No. 10913524 

Inventor(s): Brad E. Taylor (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Brunswick Corporation (Mettawa, IL)
Law Firm: Andrus Intellectual Property Law, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16375278 on 04/04/2019 (677 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for maneuvering a marine vessel includes receiving an input signal from an analog user input device and comparing a magnitude of the input signal to a predetermined threshold. In response to the magnitude of the input signal being less than the predetermined threshold, the method includes actuating a first marine propulsion device to produce thrust. In response to the magnitude of the input signal being greater than or equal to the predetermined threshold, the method includes actuating the first marine propulsion device and a second marine propulsion device to produce thrust. The second marine propulsion device does not produce thrust when the magnitude of the input signal is less than the predetermined threshold.

[B63H] MARINE PROPULSION OR STEERING (propulsion of air-cushion vehicles B60V 1/14; peculiar to submarines, other than nuclear propulsion, B63G; peculiar to torpedoes F42B 19/00)


Aircraft having redundant directional control
Patent No. 10913541 

Inventor(s): John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16790676 on 02/13/2020 (362 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft has an airframe with a two-dimensional distributed thrust array attached thereto having a plurality of propulsion assemblies that are independently controlled by a flight control system. Each propulsion assembly includes a housing with a gimbal coupled thereto that is operable to tilt about first and second axes responsive to first and second actuators. A propulsion system is coupled to and operable to tilt with the gimbal. The propulsion system includes an electric motor having an output drive and a rotor assembly having a plurality of rotor blades that rotate in a rotational plane to generate thrust having a thrust vector. Responsive to a thrust vector error of a first propulsion assembly, the flight control system commands at least a second propulsion assembly, that is symmetrically disposed relative to the first propulsion assembly, to counteract the thrust vector error, thereby providing redundant directional control for the aircraft.

[B64D] EQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT


Conversion actuator and downstop striker fitting for a tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. 10913542 

Inventor(s): George R. Decker (Mansfield, TX), James E. King (North Richland Hills, TX), William Scott Atkins (Farmers Branch, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16047503 on 07/27/2018 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wing is provided in one example embodiment and may include an outboard rib; a proprotor gearbox, wherein the proprotor gearbox is located inboard of the outboard rib; a fitting attached to the proprotor gearbox; and a conversion actuator, wherein the conversion actuator is attached to the wing and is mechanically coupled to the fitting. The wing may further include a downstop striker in which the downstop striker may be mounted to the fitting and the downstop striker may be between the proprotor gearbox and the conversion actuator. The wing may further include a downstop mounted on a top side of the outboard rib, wherein the downstop and the downstop striker are aligned to be in contact when the proprotor gearbox is positioned in an airplane mode.

[B64D] EQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT


Vent tube for bottling machine and related methods
Patent No. 10913645 

Inventor(s): Alton W. Mowdy (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): MM Machinery Services, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Fitch, Even, Tabin Flannery LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15465248 on 03/21/2017 (1421 days app to issue)

Abstract: A gas stem assembly comprising a vent tube having at least one protrusion extending in a radial direction, a receiver having a hole through which the vent tube extends and having at least one mating recess configured to interact with the at least one protrusion, and a spring configured to bias the at least one protrusion toward the receiver.

[B67C] FILLING WITH LIQUIDS OR SEMILIQUIDS, OR EMPTYING, OF BOTTLES, JARS, CANS, CASKS, BARRELS, OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; FUNNELS


Packaging a sealed cavity in an electronic device
Patent No. 10913654 

Inventor(s): Adam Joseph Fruehling (Garland, TX), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Los Gatos, CA), James F. Hallas (Allen, TX), Juan Alejandro Herbsommer (Allen, TX), Randy Long (Richardson, TX), Simon Joshua Jacobs (Lucas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16813967 on 03/10/2020 (336 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device includes a package substrate, a circuit assembly, and a housing. The circuit assembly is mounted on the package substrate. The circuit assembly includes a first sealed cavity formed in a device substrate. The housing is mounted on the package substrate to form a second sealed cavity about the circuit assembly.

[B81B] MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS, e.g. MICROMECHANICAL DEVICES (piezo-electric, electrostrictive or magnetostrictive elements per se H01L 41/00) [7]


Curtain die for applying a liquid release agent to a shingle substrate
Patent No. 10914073 

Inventor(s): Christopher Freeborg (Frisco, TX), Kyle Davis (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): TAMKO Building Products LLC (Galena, KS)
Law Firm: Husch Blackwell LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15997524 on 06/04/2018 (981 days app to issue)

Abstract: An asphalt shingle manufacturing machine that includes a curtain die for applying a liquid release layer on an asphalt coated substrate. The moisture of the liquid release layer evaporates leaving a dispersed solid particulate release layer. The curtain die includes a first body section and a second body section with a shim disposed between the body sections to define a distribution channel. The second body section may include chamber manifold defined therein to store a volume of liquid release agent. The distribution channel places the chamber manifold in fluid communication with a discharge outlet of the curtain die in order to disperse a volume of liquid release agent from a chamber manifold out of the discharge outlet. The shim may be configured to define a width of the distribution channel to determine the flow rate and discharge pattern of the liquid release agent.

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


 

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

Metal that hydrates in wellbore fluid and creates an expanding cement
Patent No. 10913885 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX), Zachary William Walton (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16515752 on 07/18/2019 (572 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems that utilize reactive metals that hydrate in the presence of a wellbore fluid. The reactive metals can be utilized in cement compositions, on the outer surface of the oilfield tubular in the form of a layer of the reactive metal(s), or on the outer surface of the oilfield tubular in the form of a layer of a composition that includes the reactive metal(s).

[C09K] MATERIALS FOR APPLICATIONS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Door latch assemblies for vehicles including latch release lever blocking structures
Patent No. 10914101 

Inventor(s): Yoshiki Ishikawa (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15800552 on 11/01/2017 (1196 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle door assembly including a door handle assembly and a door latch assembly that includes a door latch device operatively connected to the door handle assembly using a latch release lever that moves along a travel path to place the door latch device in an unlatched configuration. A latch release blocking structure is located within an interior volume of the vehicle door assembly. The latch release blocking structure includes a first leg that is mounted to a support portion. An overhang portion is connected to the first leg. The overhang portion extends over at least a portion of the travel path of the latch release lever. A second leg extends from the overhang portion toward the support portion to a free end that is spaced from the mounting structure providing a gap along the travel path of the latch release lever.

[E05B] LOCKS; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR; HANDCUFFS


Mechanical rotating control device latch assembly
Patent No. 10914131 

Inventor(s): Christopher Allen Grace (Fort Worth, TX), Christopher J. Chau (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16065589 on 02/12/2016 (1824 days app to issue)

Abstract: A remotely and mechanically actuated RCD control tool adjusts at least one component of an RCD latch assembly between at least two settings. The mechanical RCD control tool comprises a rotational cylinder and a guide cylinder, the rotational cylinder configured to rotate in a rotational direction to adjust the RCD latch assembly from a first setting to a second setting and from the second setting to the first setting based on movement of the drive cylinder in a selected direction. Additional apparatus, methods, and systems are disclosed.

[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]


Expansion assembly for expandable liner hanger
Patent No. 10914142 

Inventor(s): Daniel Anthony Salinas (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15774452 on 12/30/2016 (1502 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides an expansion assembly for setting a liner hanger into mating engagement with an interior surface of a wellbore casing. In one embodiment, the expansion assembly comprises a cone mandrel and an expanding cone assembly positioned adjacent the cone mandrel. The expanding cone assembly includes a plurality of sections, the plurality of sections positioned adjacent each other, each separable by a space S, and together forming an annular ring. The plurality of sections are configured to expand radially outward to a first outer diameter when subjected to a linear downhole force when moving downhole and to contract radially inward to a second smaller outer diameter when moving uphole.

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


Perforating gun system and method
Patent No. 10914143 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Heering (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15546876 on 03/26/2015 (2147 days app to issue)

Abstract: A single-trip method and system for perforating casing allows displacement of a heavier completion fluid from the perforation zone by a lighter formation-compatible treatment fluid without the need for an extended rat hole or repositioning the working string. The perforating system includes bridge subs located above and below a perforating gun. The bridge subs bypass treatment fluid around the gun through one or more conduits located along the exterior of the gun into a discharge flow port located immediately below the lower bridge sub. The system may be hydrodynamically designed to maintain efficient fluid displacement characteristics of the discharge flow port. The external conduits are positioned to not interfere with perforation operations and may include parallel conjoined tubes. The perforating system may be lowered to a perforation position in the wellbore, and treatment fluid pumped through the discharge flow port to displace completion fluid prior to perforation operations.

[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]


Proppant transport efficiency system and method
Patent No. 10914144 

Inventor(s): James A. Rollins (Lipan, TX), John T. Hardesty (Fort Worth, TX), Kevin Wutherich (Millsap, TX), Ross Harvey (Millsap, TX), Wenbo Yang (Kennedale, TX)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16483082 on 02/02/2018 (1103 days app to issue)

Abstract: A perforating gun system with at least one gun. Each of the perforating guns have charges disposed in a gun carrier that are angled to the longitudinal axis of the gun to achieve a predetermined proppant transport profile into clusters within a stage in a well casing. The perforation tunnels may also have burrs on each side of the casing and acts in initially aiding proppant transport during fracture treatment. A method of tuning a cluster to achieve a desired fracturing treatment based on a feedback from another cluster includes selecting a hole diameter, a hole angle for creating an angled opening, a discharge coefficient, and a proppant efficiency. Moreover, a method of improving perforation charge efficiency.

[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]


Micro-controller-based switch assembly for wellbore systems and method
Patent No. 10914146 

Inventor(s): Brad Perry (Santo, TX), Jason Ansley (Bedford, TX), Roger Archibald (Hurst, TX)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16014125 on 06/21/2018 (964 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for firing a detonator in a chain of switch assemblies includes a step of lowering the chain of switch assemblies into a wellbore; a step of powering-up a switch assembly of the chain of switch assemblies; a step of independently entering through a set of states during which the switch assembly interacts with a downstream switch assembly and determines a status of one or more elements associated with the switch assembly; and a step of firing a detonator electrically connected to the switch assembly or entering a sleeping state.

[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]


Setting tool igniter system and method
Patent No. 10914147 

Inventor(s): John T. Hardesty (Fort Worth, TX), Johnny Joslin (Godley, TX), Robert E. Davis (Joshua, TX), Shelby L. Sullivan (Minot, ND)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16214301 on 12/10/2018 (792 days app to issue)

Abstract: There is an igniter system for igniting an energetic material. The igniter system includes a housing having a bore; an igniter located inside the bore; a ground wire directly connected to the igniter; and a signal wire directly connected to the igniter. The ground wire and the signal wire form an electrical circuit with the igniter for igniting the energetic material.

[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]


Artificial lift
Patent No. 10914149 

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: 16235356 on 12/28/2018 (774 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stator assembly for a downhole-type well tool includes a stator housing including an internal chamber, an electric stator, a flow channel in the stator housing, and a heat exchanger. The electrical stator is disposed within the stator housing and in contact with the heat exchanger, the electrical stator to drive a rotor. The flow channel in the stator housing includes an inlet and an outlet, and the heat exchanger includes a first heat exchanger portion in contact with the electric stator in the internal chamber and a second heat exchanger portion at least partially disposed in the flow channel. The flow channel flows coolant fluid along the second heat exchanger portion to transmit heat across the heat exchanger from the electric stator to the coolant fluid.

[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

 

Relative translation assembly
Patent No. 10914364 

Inventor(s): David B. Peck (Plano, TX), Jake B. Range (McKinney, TX), Kirk A. Miller (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15666285 on 08/01/2017 (1288 days app to issue)

Abstract: A relative translation assembly operable with a drive mechanism. The relative translation assembly can have a fixed support member, a translatable member supported by the fixed support member, and a translation guide portion to facilitate translation of the translatable member relative to the fixed support member. The translation guide portion can have a fixed translation member and a movable translation member. The movable translation member can be configured to maintain preload on the fixed and movable translation members and accommodate thermal expansion. The drive mechanism can be configured to cause translation of the translatable member relative to the fixed support member.

[F16H] GEARING


Multi-purpose removable gear shift knob
Patent No. 10914371 

Inventor(s): James D. Cunningham (Clarkston, MI), Paxton S. Williams (Milan, MI), Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16782820 on 02/05/2020 (370 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a multi-purpose removable gear shift knob disposed on a gear shift lever in a vehicle. In one aspect, a removable gear shift knob includes a body comprising a central aperture for receiving the gear shift lever and a plurality of compartments disposed around the central aperture. An individual compartment of the plurality of compartments is configured to hold one or more accessories, where the one or more accessories are selected from: one or more screwdriver bits, one or more light emitting diodes (LED), and a battery.

[F16H] GEARING


Communications between thermostat and rooftop unit of climate control system
Patent No. 10914479 

Inventor(s): Alan E. Bennett (Denton, TX), Anna Vishinsky (Little Elm, TX), Farhad Abrishamkar (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15785017 on 10/16/2017 (1212 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to certain embodiments, a thermostat is configured for use in a climate control system. The thermostat is operable to use two-way communication for communicating operational information between the thermostat and at least one rooftop unit (RTU) within the climate control system. For example, the two-way communication comprises sending first operational information to the RTU and receiving second operational information from the RTU. The operational information comprising one or more climate control commands, setpoints, configuration information, diagnostics, and/or sensor data. The thermostat is further operable to operate the climate control system based on the operational information communicated between the thermostat and the RTU.

[F24F] AIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING (removing dirt or fumes from areas where they are produced B08B 15/00; vertical ducts for carrying away waste gases from buildings E04F 17/02; tops for chimneys or ventilating shafts, terminals for flues F23L 17/02)


Subsonic polymeric ammunition with diffuser
Patent No. 10914558 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16134040 on 09/18/2018 (875 days app to issue)

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

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


Missile, slot thrust attitude controller system, and method
Patent No. 10914559 

Inventor(s): James R. Wood (Grapevine, TX), Sunil C. Patel (Grand Prairie, TX)
Assignee(s): LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Beusse Sanks, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16135618 on 09/19/2018 (874 days app to issue)

Abstract: The embodiments disclosed include a system comprising a missile segment having a hollow body with an external surface conforming to an external surface of a portion of a missile body. The missile segment comprises a plurality of slot thrust motor (STM) cavities arranged in the hollow body. Each STM cavity being elongated in a first direction relative to a longitudinal axis of the missile body. Each STM cavity includes a chamfered opening at one end of the STM cavity coincident with the external surface of the hollow body. The chamfered opening configured to expel a stream of a gas in a gas-flow direction which is at least one of perpendicular to and offset from the longitudinal axis. The embodiments also include a missile and method for producing a steering force.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

Vehicle systems and methods for consistent route prediction
Patent No. 10914604 

Inventor(s): Joshua D. Payne (Ann Arbor, MI), Steven Baker (Northville, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16126072 on 09/10/2018 (883 days app to issue)

Abstract: track a travel route relative to the current location until conclusion of the travel route; determine whether at least one route candidate from the route list includes the travel route; and generate an inquiry to identify the travel route as a consistent route in response to determining at least one route candidate from the route list does not include the travel route.

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


Apparatus and method for validating the operation of a PPM analyzer
Patent No. 10914666 

Inventor(s): Bentley N. Scott (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Phase Dynamics, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16358122 on 03/19/2019 (693 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system comprising a parts-per-million (PPM) analyzer configured to analyze a multiphase fluid, the fluid comprising water. The analyzer includes a mesh comprising first adsorbent materials that adsorb specific substances from the multiphase fluid. The system includes a mass meter configured to measure a mass of multiphase fluid passing through the PPM analyzer; a molecular sieve dryer comprising second adsorbent material configured to adsorb the water from the multiphase fluid; and a plurality of valves configured to couple the mass meter and the molecular sieve dryer to the PPM analyzer. During routine operation, the valves direct the multiphase fluid through the PPM analyzer. During a validation operation, the valves divert the multiphase fluid through the molecular sieve dryer prior to entering the PPM analyzer.

[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)


Integrated fluxgate device with three-dimensional sensing
Patent No. 10914796 

Inventor(s): Anuraag Mohan (Fremont, CA), Ubol Udompanyavit (Dallas, TX), William David French (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15016507 on 02/05/2016 (1831 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electromagnetic sensing device with a package substrate, a first die mounted on the package substrate, and a second die mounted on the package substrate. The first die includes a first integrated circuit and a first magnetic core formed above the first integrated circuit. The first magnetic core has a first sensing axis parallel to a planar surface of the package substrate. The second die includes a second integrated circuit and a second magnetic core formed above the second integrated circuit. The second magnetic core has a second sensing axis orthogonal to the planar surface of the package substrate.

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


Projection system with offset image
Patent No. 10915010 

Inventor(s): Alexander Lyubarsky (Dallas, TX), John Marshall Ferri (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16450156 on 06/24/2019 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include a projection system having projection optics with a projection optics axis tilted from an axis perpendicular to an image target, the projection optics configured to project an image. The projection system also having an image source, the image source configured to provide the image, the image source having an offset from the projection optics axis, a plane of the image source having an angle from perpendicular to the projection optics axis such that a projected image from the image source projected by the projection optics is focused onto the image target along an extent of the projected image.

[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]


Low dropout regulator (LDO) with frequency-dependent resistance device for pole tracking compensation
Patent No. 10915121 

Inventor(s): Raveesh Magod Ramakrishna (Richardson, TX), Sanjeev Manandhar (Tuscon, AZ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16184414 on 11/08/2018 (824 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a low dropout regulator (LDO) circuit. The LDO circuit includes an error amplifier with an input node, a reference node, and an output node. The LDO circuit also includes a pass transistor with a control terminal, a first current terminal, and a second current terminal. The control terminal is coupled to the output node of the error amplifier, the first current terminal is coupled to a voltage source node, and the second current terminal is coupled to an LDO output node. The LDO output node is coupled to the input node of the error amplifier. The LDO circuit also includes a switched-capacitor network coupled between error amplifier and the pass transistor. The switched-capacitor network comprises a pair of switches and a current-controlled oscillator coupled to control terminals of the switches.

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


Non-dominant pole tracking compensation for large dynamic current and capacitive load reference generator
Patent No. 10915133 

Inventor(s): Albert I-Ming Chang (Sunnyvale, CA), Naresh Battula (Santa Clara, CA), Xiaofeng Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16800260 on 02/25/2020 (350 days app to issue)

Abstract: A voltage regulator circuit is presented that can generate a stable and well-regulated output level to supply loads that have large dynamic current and capacitive variation. A compensation circuit is added to introduce a zero that tracks the voltage regulator”s non-dominant pole. The compensation circuit includes a compensation transistor, whose gate is connected to receive the same voltage as the regulator”s load driving pass transistor, and a series combination of a capacitance and a tracking resistance connected in series between the compensation transistor”s gate and a supply level, where the value of the tracking resistance depends on the current supplied to the load. The tracking resistance can be implemented as a diode connected NMOS through which the compensation transistor is connected to the low supply level, or a diode connected PMOS whose current tracks that of the compensation transistor through a current mirror.

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


Memory controller with programmable atomic operations
Patent No. 10915271 

Inventor(s): Tony M. Brewer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Gamburd Law Group LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16259879 on 01/28/2019 (743 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory controller circuit is disclosed which is coupleable to a first memory circuit, such as DRAM, and includes: a first memory control circuit to read from or write to the first memory circuit; a second memory circuit, such as SRAM; a second memory control circuit adapted to read from the second memory circuit in response to a read request when the requested data is stored in the second memory circuit, and otherwise to transfer the read request to the first memory control circuit; predetermined atomic operations circuitry; and programmable atomic operations circuitry adapted to perform at least one programmable atomic operation. The second memory control circuit also transfers a received programmable atomic operation request to the programmable atomic operations circuitry and sets a hazard bit for a cache line of the second memory circuit.

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


Cache systems and circuits for syncing caches or cache sets
Patent No. 10915326 

Inventor(s): Steven Jeffrey Wallach (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig (27 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16528479 on 07/31/2019 (559 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cache system, having a first cache, a second cache, and a logic circuit coupled to control the first cache and the second cache according to an execution type of a processor. When an execution type of a processor is a first type indicating non-speculative execution of instructions and the first cache is configured to service commands from a command bus for accessing a memory system, the logic circuit is configured to copy a portion of content cached in the first cache to the second cache. The cache system can include a configurable data bit. The logic circuit can be coupled to control the caches according to the bit. Alternatively, the caches can include cache sets. The caches can also include registers associated with the cache sets respectively. The logic circuit can be coupled to control the cache sets according to the registers.

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


Computer architecture for emulating correlithm object cores in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10915337 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15787464 on 10/18/2017 (1210 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device that includes a node engine configured to determine a core distance for a correlithm object core. The core distance identifies a maximum number of hops away from a root correlithm object. The node engine is further configured to select a correlithm object in an n-dimensional space and set the selected correlithm object as the root correlithm object. The node engine is further configured to identify a plurality of correlithm objects within the core distance from the root correlithm object and link the identified plurality of correlithm objects with the root correlithm object to generate the correlithm object core.

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


Computer architecture for emulating a correlithm object processing system that places portions of correlithm objects in a distributed node network
Patent No. 10915338 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15935915 on 03/26/2018 (1051 days app to issue)

Abstract: A distributed node network to emulate a correlithm object processing system includes a distribution node, a first calculation node, and a second calculation node communicatively coupled to each other. The distribution node is configured to divide each source correlithm object of a correlithm object mapping table into at least a first portion that comprises a first subset of the binary values in that source correlithm object and a second portion that comprises a second subset of the binary values in that source correlithm object. The first calculation node stores the first portion of each source correlithm object. The second calculation node stores the second portion of each source correlithm object.

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


Computer architecture for emulating a correlithm object processing system that places portions of a mapping table in a distributed node network
Patent No. 10915339 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15936002 on 03/26/2018 (1051 days app to issue)

Abstract: A distributed node network to emulate a correlithm object processing system includes a distribution node, a first calculation node, and a second calculation node communicatively coupled to each other. The distribution node is configured to divide a correlithm object mapping table into at least a first portion and a second portion. The first portion of the mapping table includes a first subset of the source correlithm objects and their corresponding target correlithm objects. The second portion of the mapping table includes a second subset of the source correlithm objects and their corresponding target correlithm objects. The first and second calculation nodes store the first and second portions of the correlithm object mapping table, respectively.

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


Computer architecture for emulating a correlithm object processing system that places multiple correlithm objects in a distributed node network
Patent No. 10915340 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15936105 on 03/26/2018 (1051 days app to issue)

Abstract: A distributed node network to emulate a correlithm object processing system includes a distribution node, a first calculation node, and a second calculation node. The distribution node stores a correlithm object mapping table that comprises a plurality of first source correlithm objects, a plurality of second source correlithm objects, and a plurality of target correlithm objects that each corresponds to a first source correlithm object and a second source correlithm object. Each source correlithm object comprises an n-bit digital word of binary values, and each target correlithm object comprises an n-bit digital word of binary values. The first calculation node stores the plurality of first source correlithm objects. The second calculation node stores the plurality of second source correlithm objects.

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


Computer architecture for processing correlithm objects using a selective context input
Patent No. 10915341 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15938105 on 03/28/2018 (1049 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to emulate a correlithm object processing system comprises a memory and one or more processors. The memory stores a mapping table that includes multiple context value entries, multiple corresponding source value entries, and multiple corresponding target value entries. Each context value entry includes a correlithm object. The one or more processors receive at least one input source value and a context input value. The one or more processors identify a context value entry from the mapping table that matches the context input value based at least in part upon n-dimensional distances between the context input value and each of the context value entries. The one or more processors identify a portion of the source value entries corresponding to the identified context value entry, and further identifies a source value entry that matches the input source value. The one or more processors identify a target value entry corresponding to the identified source value entry.

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


Computer architecture for a cloud-based correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10915342 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15966786 on 04/30/2018 (1016 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system that includes an edge node in signal communication an interior node. The edge node is configured to receive a first correlithm object from a first device outside of the network, to identify an input correlithm object from a node table with the shortest distance, to fetch a second correlithm object from the node table linked with the identified input correlithm object, and to send the second correlithm object to the interior node. The edge node is further configured to receive a third correlithm object from the interior node in response to sending the second correlithm to the interior node, to identify an input correlithm object from the node table with the shortest distance, to fetch a fourth correlithm object from the node table linked with the identified input correlithm object, and to send the fourth correlithm object to the first device.

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


Computer architecture for emulating coding in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10915344 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16298580 on 03/11/2019 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to emulate a correlithm object processing system includes a sensors coupled to a node. A first sensor receives a first sample text string comprising a plurality of characters and assigns correlithm objects to corresponding subsets of the plurality of characters of the first sample text string. A second sensor receive a second sample text string comprising a plurality of characters and assigns a correlithm objects to corresponding subsets of the plurality of characters of the second sample text string. A third sensor receives a test text string comprising a plurality of characters and assigns correlithm objects to corresponding subsets of the plurality of characters of the test text string. The node determines which of the first and second sample text string is the closest match to the test text string by determining which is closer to the test text string in n-dimensional space using the correlithm objects.

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


Computer architecture for emulating intersecting multiple string correlithm objects in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10915345 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16382035 on 04/11/2019 (670 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to associate data to a multiple string correlithm object in a correlithm object processing system includes a bidirectional string correlithm object generator, a node, and a memory. The bidirectional string correlithm object generator outputs multiple bidirectional string correlithm objects that intersect at a central sub-string correlithm object. The node receives data elements, including a common data element. The memory stores a node table that associates the central sub-string correlithm object with the common data element. The node table associates sub-string correlithm objects of a first bidirectional string correlithm object with a first plurality of data elements, and associates sub-string correlithm objects of a second bidirectional string correlithm object with a second plurality of data elements.

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


Computer architecture for representing an exponential form using correlithm objects in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 10915346 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16521213 on 07/24/2019 (566 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system configured to emulate a correlithm object processing system includes an input node, a first output node, and a second output node. The input node receives a real-world numeric value comprising a mantissa value and an exponent value. The first output node receives the mantissa value and generates a first correlithm object associated with the mantissa value. The second output node receives the exponent value and generates a second correlithm object associated with the exponent value. A string correlithm object engine maps the first correlithm object to a first sub-string correlithm object of a string correlithm object, and maps the second correlithm object to a second sub-string correlithm object of the string correlithm object.

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


Executing computing modules using multi-coring
Patent No. 10915367 

Inventor(s): Ryan M. Parker (Dallas, TX), Sravankumar Karanam (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16519190 on 07/23/2019 (567 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein is a system for executing a computing module. Described herein is a system for executing a computing module. The system may determine whether a function of a computing module is suitable to be executed using multi-coring. The system identifies one or more available computing cores and executes the function on the one or more available computing cores. The one or more available computing cores can be dedicated to execute the function until the execution of the function is complete. The one or more available computing cores execute the tasks of the function asynchronously. The system receives output data from the function asynchronously in a list data structure. The system can maintain a desired order of the output data in the list data structure.

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


Systems and methods for virtual machine resource optimization using tree traversal techniques representing alternate configurations
Patent No. 10915372 

Inventor(s): Brian A. Ward (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16787989 on 02/11/2020 (364 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems described herein may allow for the intelligent configuration of containers onto virtualized resources. Different configurations may be generated based on the simulation of alternate placements of containers onto nodes, where the placement of a particular container onto a particular node may serve as a root for several branches which may themselves simulate the placement of additional containers on the node (in addition to the container(s) indicated in the root). Once a set of configurations are generated, a particular configuration may be selected according to determined selection parameters and/or intelligent selection techniques.

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


Event-driven serverless function orchestration
Patent No. 10915382 

Inventor(s): Farhad P. Sunavala (San Ramon, CA), Henry Louis Fourie (Livermore, CA), Hong Zhang (Palo Alto, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16738810 on 01/09/2020 (397 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method for processing serverless functions includes mapping a received event to an event state of a plurality of event states in a function graph according to a mapping rule, the function graph including one or more actions for the event state. A data package of a previous event state of the plurality of event states is filtered to generate a filtered data package, using a payload filter associated with the event state. The actions of the event state are executed, where the one or more actions satisfy the mapping rule. A modified data package is sent to a computer system to trigger executing one or more serverless functions associated with the executed one or more actions. The modified data package is based on a data package of the event and the filtered data package. One or more responses are received based on execution of the serverless functions.

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


Events data structure for real time network diagnosis
Patent No. 10915420 

Inventor(s): Bachir Aoun (Allen, TX), James Patrick Kercheville (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16208023 on 12/03/2018 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that includes detecting events relating to user equipment on a communication network, collecting first event data including event times and locations, and collecting second event data regarding second event dimensions determined at least in part by the event type. The method also includes generating, for each of the event types, an event data structure associated with the user, based on the first event data and second event data. The event data structures are concatenated to generate an event history flow associated with the user; the event history flow is analyzed to identify causal events for a detected event. The method also includes generating a model for performance of the user equipment based on the causal events to predict a future event, and identifying potential adjustments to the communication network to prevent that event. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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


Memory access control through permissions specified in page table entries for execution domains
Patent No. 10915457 

Inventor(s): Steven Jeffrey Wallach (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig (27 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16520292 on 07/23/2019 (567 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods related to a computer system having a page table entry containing permission bits for predefined types of memory accesses made by executions of routines in predefined domains are described. The page table entry can be used to map a virtual memory address to a physical memory address. In response to a routine accessing the virtual memory address, a permission bit corresponding to the execution domain of the routine and a type of the memory access can be extracted from the page table entry to determine whether the memory access is to be rejected.

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


Memory configured to store predefined set of domain registers for instructions being executed in computer processors
Patent No. 10915465 

Inventor(s): Steven Jeffrey Wallach (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig (27 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16520298 on 07/23/2019 (567 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods related to a domain register of a processor in a computer system are described. The computer system has a memory configured to at least store instructions of routines that are classified in multiple predefined, non-hierarchical domains. The processor stores in the domain register an identifier of a current domain of a routine that is being executed in the processor. The processor is configured to perform security operations based on the content of the domain register and the security settings specified respectively for the predefined, non-hierarchical domains.

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


Data linking
Patent No. 10915508 

Inventor(s): William Presley Winkler (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): GLOBAL IDS, INC. (Princeton, NJ)
Law Firm: Mannava Kang, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15628340 on 06/20/2017 (1330 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to an example of the present disclosure, a system and a computer-implemented method of linking data in one or more databases are disclosed. The method includes selecting at least one domain based on a user input, where the domain is indicative of a class of data elements. Further, the method includes generating a plurality of uniform identifiers, based on the at least one domain and the one or more databases, where each of the plurality of uniform identifiers corresponds to an instance of the at least one domain. The method further includes correlating the plurality of uniform identifiers to link the instances corresponding to the plurality of uniform identifiers for linking the data stored in one or more databases.

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


Intelligent dynamic authentication system
Patent No. 10915613 

Inventor(s): Angela Cain (Rowlett, TX), Jayachandra Varma (Irving, TX), Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX), Saritha Prasad Vrittamani (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16106259 on 08/21/2018 (903 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems for dynamic authentication are provided. In some examples, a system may receive a request to process an event. In some examples, the request to process the event may include additional details associated with the event. The system may initiate dynamic authentication functions and may retrieve data from a plurality of sources. In some examples, the data from the plurality of sources may be analyzed using machine learning to dynamically generate authentication data, such as one or more authentication questions. The system may also generate one or more corresponding responses or answers to the one or more authentication questions. In some examples, the one or more authentication questions may be transmitted to a user device or other device and may be displayed to the user. The user may provide authentication response data that may be analyzed by the system to determine whether it matches the generated response or answer. If so, the user may be authenticated and/or the event may be processed.

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


Browser drag and drop file upload encryption enforcement
Patent No. 10915655 

Inventor(s): James D. Testerman (McKinney, TX), James M. Burke (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15499253 on 04/27/2017 (1384 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some websites accessed via browser allow for file uploading via drag and drop functionality. In a drag and drop operation, a user selects a file on the information handling system and drags the file to a browser window for uploading via the browser. File encryption systems, such as virtual file systems, may implement an encryption algorithm and enforce encryption standards, set by a user or organization, when uploading files via a browser, including uploading of files performed via file drag and drop functionality.

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


Temperature determination from brain thermal tunnel
Patent No. 10915733 

Inventor(s): Debashis Choudhury (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): DeCurtis LLC (Orlando, FL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17010191 on 09/02/2020 (160 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-executable instructions for determining a temperature of an individual including receiving, from a first camera, first image frames. The individual is detected in the first image frames. Facial features of the individual are detected from the first image frames. A brain thermal tunnel location is determined from the facial features of the individual. A second camera provides second image frames that include thermal data. The brain thermal tunnel locations from the first image frames are mapped to the second image frames. For each second image frame, a temperature of the individual is determined based on the mapped brain thermal tunnel location. A combined temperature is determined based on the temperatures determined from the second image frames.

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


Method and system for classifying content using scoring
Patent No. 10915797 

Inventor(s): Galen S. Swint (Dallas, TX), Michael T. Meadows (Dallas, TX), Steven T. Archer (Dallas, TX), Thomas Rouse (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Dallas Limetree, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16791944 on 02/14/2020 (361 days app to issue)

Abstract: An interface module obtains content comprising one or more elements. One or more feature vectors are extracted from the content. The one or more feature vectors comprise a feature vector that identifies an element of the one or more elements of the content. A classification scoring module generates one or more classification vectors from the one or more feature vectors. The one or more classification vectors comprise a classification vector that identifies one or more characteristics of the element from the content. The one or more classification vectors are combined and one or more characteristics of the content are identified to form an aggregated vector. A goal of the content is detected by generating a string that describes the content from the aggregated vector. The goal is presented with the content.

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


Apparatus supporting restaurant incubation and related methods
Patent No. 10915848 

Inventor(s): J. Stuart Fitts (Dallas, TX), Philip J. Romano (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Trinity Groves Restaurant Incubator Partners, LP (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14688619 on 04/16/2015 (2126 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes at least one memory configured to store information identifying performances of multiple restaurants associated with an incubator project. The apparatus also includes at least one processor configured to correlate the performances of the restaurants over time to identify when one restaurant”s performance is dependent upon one or more other restaurants” performances. The at least one processor could be configured to correlate the performances of the restaurants by correlating peak customer visits to the restaurants over time. The at least one processor could also be configured to correlate the peak customer visits to identify whether a specified one of the restaurants is visited more frequently when others of the restaurants are busier.

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


System and method to incorporate customized capacity utilization cost in balancing fulfillment load across retail supply networks
Patent No. 10915854 

Inventor(s): Saurabh Gupta (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Scully, Scott, Murphy Presser, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15154119 on 05/13/2016 (1733 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for considering customized capacity utilization cost in node order fulfillment. The method includes receiving by a customized capacity utilization cost module an electronic record of a current order. The method includes retrieving data of a plurality of nodes and calculating an actual capacity utilization. The method includes automatically converting the actual capacity utilization of each node of the plurality of nodes and a predetermined maximum amount of cost to balance capacity utilization across the plurality of nodes into a customized capacity utilization cost, and transmitting the customized capacity utilization cost to an order fulfillment engine. The method includes receiving by the order fulfillment engine the current order, the processing cost data, and the customized capacity utilization cost. The method includes automatically calculating a fulfillment cost and identifying a node-order assignment with the lowest fulfillment cost.

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


System for documenting product usage by recognizing an acoustic signature of a product
Patent No. 10915862 

Inventor(s): Jose A. Corella, III (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. (Neenah, WI)
Law Firm: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16771830 on 12/20/2018 (782 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for documenting product usage of a product is disclosed. The system can include a memory device configured to store an acoustic signature model. The acoustic signature model can be representative of an acoustic profile of the product emitted during use of the product. The system can also include an auditory capture mechanism and a processor. The auditory capture mechanism can be configured to monitor a product use environment for a potential use sound profile and capture the potential use sound profile. The processor can be configured to analyze the captured potential use sound profile in relation to the acoustic signature model and to signal a qualifying match when the captured potential use sound profile meets the acoustic signature model. The system can be configured to document a product usage when the processor signals the qualifying match.

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


System and method for proactively managing alerts
Patent No. 10915968 

Inventor(s): Aaron Brady (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Intuit inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Paradice and Li LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14555264 on 11/26/2014 (2267 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for managing alerts analyzes financial data received from multiple sources according to financial rules associated with a client consumer. Financial data not meeting one or more conditions of the financial rules is organized and presented to a financial professional managing the financial data on behalf of the client consumer. Some conditions of some financial rules are learned, based on events relating to the financial data. Some financial rules are performed for more than one client, while others are specific to a particular client.

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


System for distributed virtualization of GPUs in desktop cloud
Patent No. 10915983 

Inventor(s): Guangsong Xia (Fremont, CA), Pu Chen (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16266845 on 02/04/2019 (736 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments are provided to enable graphic processing unit (GPU) virtualization for high bandwidth or rate demanding applications, such as 3D gaming, where a client communicates with a host via a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). The distributed GPU virtualization allows one or more VMs or comparable hosts or components access to communicate with a GPU at a different component or physical machine in a data center or a network. A first physical machine starts a remote display driver function to handle a request to render graphics from a client via gateway. A second physical machine that comprises a GPU is instructed to start a render function for the client using the GPU. The rendered graphics is then sent to the client via the gateway.

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


Modulating vehicle paint via data analytics
Patent No. 10916038 

Inventor(s): Walter Accessor (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16163457 on 10/17/2018 (846 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for improving vehicle paint of a vehicle in a particular geographic region. The system includes a paint sensor located on an exterior of the vehicle and configured to detect paint data of the vehicle. The system also includes an ambient light sensor configured to detect ambient light data when the paint sensor detects the paint data. The system also includes a vehicle transceiver configured to communicate the paint data and the ambient light data. The system also includes a remote data server configured to receive the paint data and the ambient light data from the vehicle and determine an improved paint formulation or an improved painting process based on the paint data and the ambient light data.

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


Background foreground model with dynamic absorption window and incremental update for background model thresholds
Patent No. 10916039 

Inventor(s): Kishor Adinath Saitwal (Pearland, TX), Lon W. Risinger (Katy, TX), Wesley Kenneth Cobb (The Woodlands, TX)
Assignee(s): Intellective Ai, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16456470 on 06/28/2019 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for creating a background model of a scene using both a pixel based approach and a context based approach. The combined approach provides an effective technique for segmenting scene foreground from background in frames of a video stream. Further, this approach can scale to process large numbers of camera feeds simultaneously, e.g., using parallel processing architectures, while still generating an accurate background model. Further, using both a pixel based approach and context based approach ensures that the video analytics system can effectively and efficiently respond to changes in a scene, without overly increasing computational complexity. In addition, techniques are disclosed for updating the background model, from frame-to-frame, by absorbing foreground pixels into the background model via an absorption window, and dynamically updating background/foreground thresholds.

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


Method for depth image di coding
Patent No. 10916041 

Inventor(s): Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16357133 on 03/18/2019 (694 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for point cloud encoding includes generating, for a 3D point cloud, first and second frames representing the 3D point cloud at different depths, wherein the first and second frames each include a set of patches representing a cluster of points of the 3D point cloud. The method also includes encoding the first frame. After encoding the first frame, the method includes decoding the first frame. The method further includes generating a third frame representing a difference between corresponding points of the second frame and the decoded first frame. The method additionally includes encoding the third frame. The method also includes generating a compressed bitstream including the encoded first frame and the encoded third frame. The method further includes transmitting the compressed bitstream.

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


Location-based wagering via remote devices
Patent No. 10916103 

Inventor(s): Alfonso G. Chan (Colleyville, TX), Kermit D. Lopez (Albuquerque, NM), Luis M. Ortiz (Albuquerque, NM), Michael W. Shore (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Micro-Gaming Ventures, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ortiz Lopez, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15218311 on 07/25/2016 (1660 days app to issue)

Abstract: Location based wagering method sand systems. An online wagering service can be invoked via a mobile device. A determination can then be made regarding the location of the mobile device and a jurisdiction (e.g., state, county, city, etc.) associated with that location. The mobile device and hence a user can be authorized to access the online wagering service based on the location of the mobile device. Based on the location, it can also be determined if use of the online wagering service is allowed in the jurisdiction along with prescribed limitations of use in that jurisdiction. Wagering options are then presented via the mobile device, which conform to the laws and/or regulations of the jurisdiction.

[G07F] COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS (coin sorting G07D 3/00; coin testing G07D 5/00) [7]


Communication devices for guards of controlled environments
Patent No. 10916120 

Inventor(s): Stephen L. Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16450337 on 06/24/2019 (596 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides details of a system and method for a communication device for guards in controlled environments. The communication device is established based on an indoor wireless infrastructure in the controlled environment, receiving wireless positioning signals to calculate and determine the real-time location of a user carrying the device. The indoor wireless positioning can be combined with other available positioning methods to provide highly accurate positioning information of the guard. The communication device detects, monitors, and records activities of the guard during a period of time, and is controlled by the control center. The control center and the communication device respond quickly to different abnormal situations. In addition, the communication device detects contraband electronic devices and monitor surroundings of the guard. Thus, the disclosed system and method for the communication device provides improved communication and monitoring for guards in a controlled environment.

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


System and method for generating a parking space directory
Patent No. 10916141 

Inventor(s): Ryan M. Wiesenberg (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16719137 on 12/18/2019 (419 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for generating a parking space directory includes at least one processor and a memory device in communication with the at least one processor. The memory device includes a communications module, a confidence interval module, and a directory generating module. The modules includes instructions that when executed by the one or more processors causes the one or more processors to obtain parking information related to at least one parking space having a vehicle parked within the at least one parking space, determine a confidence interval that the at least one parking space is an actual parking space based on a number of vehicles that have utilized the at least one parking space, and generate a directory of the at least one parking space that includes the location of the parking space and the confidence interval associated with the at least one parking space.

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


Metallic magnetic memory devices for cryogenic operation and methods of operating the same
Patent No. 10916284 

Inventor(s): Michael Ho (Redwood City, CA), Paul Vanderheijden (Cupertino, CA), Quang Le (San Jose, CA), Zhanjie Li (Pleasanton, CA), Zhigang Bai (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16902641 on 06/16/2020 (238 days app to issue)

Abstract: A MRAM device includes a spin valve containing a reference layer having a fixed magnetization direction, a free layer, and a nonmagnetic metallic barrier layer located between the reference layer and the free layer, a metallic assist structure configured to provide rotating spin transfer torque to the free layer to assist the free layer switching during programming, and a first nonmagnetic metallic spacer layer located between the free layer and the metallic assist structure.

[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)


Ferroelectric memory device containing a series connected select gate transistor and method of forming the same
Patent No. 10916287 

Inventor(s): Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16454458 on 06/27/2019 (593 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ferroelectric memory unit cell includes a series connection of select gate transistor that turns the ferroelectric memory unit cell on and off, and a ferroelectric memory transistor. Data is stored in a ferroelectric material layer of the ferroelectric memory transistor. The ferroelectric memory unit cell may be a planar structure in which both transistors are planar transistors with horizontal current directions. In this case, the gate electrode of the access transistor can be formed as a buried conductive line. Alternatively, the ferroelectric memory unit cell may include a vertical stack of vertical semiconductor channels.

[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)


Apparatus having on-chip fail safe logic for I/O signal in high integrity functional safety applications
Patent No. 10916467 

Inventor(s): Sam Gnana Sabapathy (Sugarland, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15584500 on 05/02/2017 (1379 days app to issue)

Abstract: A packaged integrated circuit (IC) chip that provides input/output (I/O) signal fail safe verification is disclosed. The packaged IC chip includes a first processing unit, a first control peripheral coupled to receive a first processed signal from the processing unit and to provide an output signal, and compare logic. The compare logic is coupled to receive the output signal and a comparison signal, to compare the output signal and the comparison signal, and to provide an error signal responsive to a difference between the output signal and the comparison signal.

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


Method and system for integration of shared photo albums with messaging applications
Patent No. 10917372 

Inventor(s): Sean Michael McBeath (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, , CA)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P. C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16138575 on 09/21/2018 (872 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method at an electronic device, the method including receiving a user interface input within a messaging application on the electronic device, the user interface input signaling that at least one of photographs or videos exchanged within a message thread on the messaging application should be stored within a shared photo album; comparing correspondents of the message thread with membership in at least one shared photo album accessible by the electronic device; selecting at least one shared photo album based on the comparing; and configuring one of the selected at least one shared photo album as a configured shared photo album.

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


Neural mesh protection system for data transmission
Patent No. 10917413 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16175348 on 10/30/2018 (833 days app to issue)

Abstract: A neural mesh data protection grid disposed amidst a tunnel acting as a transmission path for transmitting large files (i.e., file transfer). The grid includes a virtual matrix of containerized security zones. Each security zone is configured to act as prospective point in the transmission path for the data file or a segment of the data file. Further, each containerized security zone includes logic that is configured to perform one or more security checks on the data. The neural aspect of the data protection grid means that the logic is further configured to determine, over time, a trust level for the containerized security zone based on the trust/confidence that the zone has attained.

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


 

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Modular cable organization system
Patent No. 10912477 

Inventor(s): Craig Marion (Livermore, CA), Emil Soleyman (Flower Mound, TX), Paul Simon (San Jose, CA), Tina Asher Marion (Livermore, CA)
Assignee(s): Pragmatic Medical Devices, LLC (Flower Mound, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16279223 on 02/19/2019 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: An assembly for supporting and retracting machine cables, thereby protecting operational components attached to machine cables. A cable organization system includes at least one modular cable management module fixed to a mounting plate that allows mounting of the cable organization system to a machine or other surface. The system has clamps which secure machine cables. The clamps are supported on top of pivoting guide tubes. The cable management modules contain retraction systems which retract the machine cable clamps from an extended position. By utilizing retracting cable clamps on pivoting guide tubes, the system allows the use of operational components attached to secured machine cables, and organizes the machine cables, so that the machine cables do not extend out into the floor around the machine. The system redirects pulling force on the machine cables, so that operational components do not get pulled onto the floor if a passerby catches on a machine cable.

[H01B] CABLES; CONDUCTORS; INSULATORS; SELECTION OF MATERIALS FOR THEIR CONDUCTIVE, INSULATING OR DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES (selection for magnetic properties H01F 1/00; waveguides H01P)


Method for creating a wettable surface for improved reliability in QFN packages
Patent No. 10916448 

Inventor(s): Sadia Naseem (Dallas, TX), Vikas Gupta (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16027558 on 07/05/2018 (950 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed principles provide for implementing low-cost and fast metallic printing processes into the QFN and other no-leads package assembly flow to selectively print solderable material in areas that would otherwise be susceptible to corrosion and thus pose reliability risks. The problem of copper corrosion and poor BLR performance in no-leads packages because of remaining exposed copper areas after package singulation is solved by employing selective metallic printing processes in the assembly flow to coat all risk-prone areas with solder material. For example, for no-leads packages that are formed using printed leadframes, solder can be deposited through inkjet, screen, stencil, or photonic printing into the grooves which are formed after passivating the packages at the strip level. The singulating occurs through the grooves having solder printed therein, and results in wettable upper and sidewall surfaces of the outer ends of the leadframe for each package.

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


Three-dimensional memory device including electrically conductive layers with molybdenum-containing liners
Patent No. 10916504 

Inventor(s): Kensuke Yamaguchi (Kuwana, , JP), Naoki Takeguchi (Nagoya, , JP), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Yujin Terasawa (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yusuke Mukae (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16441439 on 06/14/2019 (606 days app to issue)

Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers is formed over a substrate. Memory stack structures are formed through the alternating stack. Each of the memory stack structures includes a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel. Backside recesses are formed by removing the sacrificial material layers selective to the insulating layers and the memory stack structures. Electrically conductive layers are formed in the backside recesses. Each of the electrically conductive layers includes a molybdenum-containing conductive liner and a metal fill portion including a metal other than molybdenum.

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


Method and system for providing a reverse engineering resistant hardware embedded security module
Patent No. 10916513 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Rodder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Gyeonggi-do, , KR)
Law Firm: Van Pelt, Yi James LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16453475 on 06/26/2019 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hardware-embedded security system is described. The system includes connective components, circuit elements and an insulator. The connective components include a variable conductivity layer that is conductive for a first stoichiometry and insulating for a second stoichiometry. A first portion of the circuit elements are connected to a first portion of the connective components and are active. A the second portion of the circuit elements are connected to a second portion of the connective components and are inactive. The insulator is adjacent to at least a portion of each of the connective components. The first stoichiometry is indistinguishable from the second stoichiometry via optical imaging and electron imaging of a portion of the insulator and the variable conductivity layer.

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


Three-dimensional memory device using a buried source line with a thin semiconductor oxide tunneling layer
Patent No. 10916556 

Inventor(s): Kiyohiko Sakakibara (Yokkaichi, , JP), Takumi Moriyama (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yu-Hsien Hsu (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16199885 on 11/26/2018 (806 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes a source-level material layer stack located over a substrate that includes, from bottom to top, a lower source-level semiconductor layer, a semiconductor oxide tunneling layer, a source contact layer including a doped semiconductor material, and an upper source-level semiconductor layer, an alternating stack of electrically conductive layers and insulating layers located over the source-level material layer stack, and memory stack structures that extend through the alternating stack and into an upper portion of the lower source-level semiconductor layer, in which each memory stack structure includes a vertical semiconductor channel and a memory film laterally surrounding the vertical semiconductor channel, and each of the vertical semiconductor channels vertically extends through, and is electrically connected to, the source contact layer.

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


Transient-insensitive level shifter
Patent No. 10916653 

Inventor(s): Angelo William Pereira (Plano, TX), Rida Shawky Assaad (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16160470 on 10/15/2018 (848 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a described example, an apparatus includes at least one latch coupled to a first positive supply voltage and to a first negative supply voltage, the latch having a first inverter and a second inverter coupled to one another back to back, to output a first voltage corresponding to a first latch state and a second voltage corresponding to a second latch state responsive to a first set signal and a first reset signal. An isolation circuit is coupled to a second positive supply voltage and to a second negative supply voltage and is coupled to receive a second set signal, and a second reset signal. The second positive supply voltage is independent of the first positive supply voltage. The isolation circuit outputs the first set signal and the first reset signal and includes less than two pairs of drain extended metal oxide semiconductor (DEMOS) transistors.

[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]


Perovskite and other solar cell materials
Patent No. 10916712 

Inventor(s): Jerred A. Chute (Dallas, TX), Michael D. Irwin (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): HEE Solar, L.L.C. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16117290 on 08/30/2018 (894 days app to issue)

Abstract: Photovoltaic devices such as solar cells, hybrid solar cell-batteries, and other such devices may include an active layer disposed between two electrodes, the active layer having perovskite material and other material such as mesoporous material, interfacial layers, thin-coat interfacial layers, and combinations thereof. The perovskite material may be photoactive. The perovskite material may be disposed between two or more other materials in the photovoltaic device. Inclusion of these materials in various arrangements within an active layer of a photovoltaic device may improve device performance. Other materials may be included to further improve device performance, such as, for example: additional perovskites, and additional interfacial 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]


Fuel cell storage system
Patent No. 10916785 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey D. Hitchens (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Lynntech, Inc. (College Station, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15983333 on 05/18/2018 (998 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes an apparatus and method for volumetric and gravimetric storage of reactants and waste comprising: one or more reactant or fuel storage bladders; and one or more waste storage bladders, wherein the reactant or fuel storage bladders and the waste storage bladders form a stack of bladders, and the stack of bladders are interleaved between the reactant or fuel storage bladders and the waste storage bladders, such that both a volumetric and a gravimetric balance is maintained as reactant or fuel are used and the waste bladder is filled.

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


Hydrogen supply system low pressure state estimator
Patent No. 10916788 

Inventor(s): Daniel Folick (Long Beach, CA), Jared Farnsworth (Gardena, CA), Motoyuki Kimata (Aichi, , JP), Shigeki Hasegawa (Aichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16264461 on 01/31/2019 (740 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices of a control system for gas flow. The control system controls gas flow through a fuel cell stack of a vehicle. The control system includes two or more components including one or more actuators and a fuel cell. The control system includes an electronic control unit connected to the two or more components. The control system is configured to determine initial values and previous timestep values. The control system is configured to determine or estimate a total pressure of the gas flow in each of the two or more components based on the initial values and the previous timestep values. The control system is configured to control the one or more actuators based on the total pressure of the gas flow in each of the two or more components.

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


Phased array antennas having switched elevation beamwidths and related methods
Patent No. 10916835 

Inventor(s): Michael Brobston (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15968813 on 05/02/2018 (1014 days app to issue)

Abstract: A phased array antenna includes a first transceiver, a plurality of first radiating elements that are arranged in a first linear array, a first feed network electrically interposed between the first radiating elements and the first transceiver, and a first switch that is coupled along the first feed network, where a state of the first switch is selectable to adjust a number of the first radiating elements that are electrically connected to the first transceiver.

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


Devices and methods for reliable power supply for electronic devices
Patent No. 10916966 

Inventor(s): Jakob Carnemark (Fairfield, CT), Piero Oliveri (Monroe Township, NJ)
Assignee(s): Inertech IP LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Weber Rosselli Cannon LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16505543 on 07/08/2019 (582 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power supply system includes an energy storage device electrically connected to a power grid, a power distribution assembly electrically connected to a load, and a power generation device electrically connected to the power distribution assembly. The energy storage device and the power grid are configured to supply electric power having a first voltage range to the power distribution assembly, which in turn, is configured to supply electric power having a second voltage range less than the first voltage range to the load. The energy storage device and the power generation device each are configured to at least temporarily supply a flow of electric power to the power distribution assembly when electric power from the power grid is interrupted such that a substantially uninterrupted flow of electric power is supplied to the load.

[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)


Method for heat transfer across rotary joint
Patent No. 10916993 

Inventor(s): Brian M. Graue (Melissa, TX), Kirk A. Miller (Dallas, TX), William T. Bogert (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16009073 on 06/14/2018 (971 days app to issue)

Abstract: A torque motor includes a large area rotor, a stator surrounding at least a portion of the rotor, and a small air gap separating the rotor from the stator to allow frictionless thermal coupling between the rotor and the stator. Heat from the rotor is transferred to the stator by conduction. The stator contacts an inner surface for a housing of the torque motor for conductively coupling to a cold environment air flow exterior to the torque motor housing. The air gap may have a dimension of about 0.002 to 0.003 inches. The stator may be conductively coupled to the torque motor housing by one of a thermal gap pad or high conductivity thermal gap filling compound. Heat conduction from the rotor to the stator preferably occurs without rotation of the rotor.

[H02K] DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES (dynamo-electric relays H01H 53/00; conversion of DC or AC input power into surge output power H02M 9/00)


Methods and apparatus to start converters into a pre-biased voltage
Patent No. 10917005 

Inventor(s): Brian Thomas Lynch (Brookline, NH), Stefan Wlodzimierz Wiktor (Raleigh, NC)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16399482 on 04/30/2019 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to start converter into a pre-biased voltage. The disclosed methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture provide an apparatus comprising: an error amplifier including a feedback network and a differential difference amplifier (DDA), the DDA coupled to a power converter, a voltage generator, and the feedback network coupled to the third input of the DDA, the fourth input of the DDA, and the output of the DDA; a multiplexer coupled to the voltage generator, the second input of the DDA, and the first input of the DDA; a first switch coupled in parallel to the feedback network; a second switch coupled to a delay cell and an oscillator; and a trigger including an output, the trigger coupled to the voltage generator, the power converter, and the output of the trigger coupled to the multiplexer, first switch, and the second switch.

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


Multiphase converter system and control method
Patent No. 10917015 

Inventor(s): Masashi Nogawa (Sachse, TX), Narasimhan Trichy (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Active-Semi (BVI) Inc. (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16117014 on 08/30/2018 (894 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multiphase operation control method comprises configuring a plurality of power phases of a power converter to operate in an interleaved manner by passing a token sequentially among the plurality of power phases, turning on a first power phase after the first power phase possesses the token and receives a trigger signal from a control circuit of the first power phase, passing the token to a second power phase after the first power phase finishes, passing the token sequentially until a last power phase of the plurality of power phases possesses the token and forwarding the token to the first power phase after the last power phase finishes.

[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]


Roof integrated photovoltaic system
Patent No. 10917033 

Inventor(s): Tommy F. Rodrigues (Nutley, NJ)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16904759 on 06/18/2020 (236 days app to issue)

Abstract: A roof integrated photovoltaic (RIPV) system has a plurality of solar tiles that are mounted to a roof. The tiles may be mounted using a metal batten and hanger system or some other attachment system. Each tile has an electrical edge junction extending rearwardly from its top edge. The edge junction is coextensive with or contains the plane of the solar tile and may be slightly thicker than the solar tile. Sockets on opposed ends of the edge junction receive plugs of electrical cables for interconnecting the array of solar tiles together electrically. The edge junctions provide for a low profile installation that mimics the appearance of a traditional roofing tile such as a slate tile. The slightly thicker edge junctions may raise solar tiles of one course above the surfaces of solar tiles of a next lower course to provide ventilation for the RIPV array and to provide accommodating space for system wiring.

[H02S] Generation of electric power by conversion of infra-red radiation, visible light or ultraviolet light, e.g. using photovoltaic [PV] modules (solar heat collectors F24J 2/00; obtaining electrical energy from radioactive sources G21H 1/12; light sensitive inorganic semiconductor devices H01L 31/00; thermoelectric devices H01L 35/00; pyroelectric devices H01L 37/00; light sensitive organic semiconductor devices H01L 51/42) [2014.01]


Servo-amplifier with closed-loop biasing
Patent No. 10917058 

Inventor(s): Aalok Dyuti Saha (Cooch Behar, , IN), Bhaskar Ramachandran (Coimbatore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16185591 on 11/09/2018 (823 days app to issue)

Abstract: A servo-amplifier includes a first bipolar transistor, a second bipolar transistor, a cascode transistor, and a bias transistor. The second bipolar transistor includes an emitter terminal that is connected to an emitter terminal of the first bipolar transistor to form a differential amplifier. The cascode transistor includes a source terminal that is connected to a collector terminal of the first bipolar transistor. The bias transistor is coupled to the first bipolar transistor, the second bipolar transistor and the cascode transistor. The bias transistor is configured to generate a bias voltage to drive a gate terminal of the cascode transistor based on a voltage at a base terminal of the first bipolar transistor and a voltage at a base terminal of the second bipolar transistor. As a result, neither of the bipolar transistors enters a saturation region during transient or steady state operation.

[H03F] AMPLIFIERS (measuring, testing G01R; optical parametric amplifiers G02F; circuit arrangements with secondary emission tubes H01J 43/30; masers, lasers H01S; dynamo-electric amplifiers H02K; control of amplification H03G; coupling arrangements independent of the nature of the amplifier, voltage dividers H03H; amplifiers capable only of dealing with pulses H03K; repeater circuits in transmission lines H04B 3/36, H04B 3/58; application of speech amplifiers in telephonic communication H04M 1/60, H04M 3/40)


Variable stream pulse width modulation
Patent No. 10917079 

Inventor(s): Albrecht Lutz Naumann (Geldern, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16591009 on 10/02/2019 (496 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example device includes splitter logic to split an input sample having a predetermined number of bits into a first segment of most significant bits and a second segment of least significant bits. Pulse logic generates a pattern of pulses that correlate to the values of the most significant bits. Edge mover logic determines edge adjustment data based on the values of the least significant bits, the edge adjustment data representing an adjustment to at least one edge in the pattern of pulses. Combiner logic generates an enhanced pulse stream by adjusting at least one edge in the pattern of pulses based on the edge adjustment data.

[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]


Control circuit for power switch
Patent No. 10917087 

Inventor(s): David F. Swanson (Belleville, MI), Giovanni Luca Torrisi (Aci Catania, , IT), Laurent Chevalier (Roissard, , FR), Vanni Poletto (Milan, , IT)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16719053 on 12/18/2019 (419 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit for controlling a first plurality of transistors connected in parallel and a second plurality of transistors connected in parallel, includes: a first plurality of stages, a respective one of the first plurality of stages being configured to supply a first control signal to a respective one of the first plurality of transistors; and a second plurality of stages, a respective one of the second plurality of stages being configured to supply a second control signal to a respective one of the second plurality of transistors. An output current of the respective one of the first plurality of stages is regulated based on a difference between a first value representative of a sum of output currents of each stage of the first plurality of stages and a second value representative of a sum of set points assigned to the first plurality of stages.

[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]


Multi-channel multiplexer
Patent No. 10917090 

Inventor(s): Kunal Suresh Karanjkar (Bengaluru, , IN), Nitin Agarwal (Bengaluru, , IN), Venkata Ramanan R (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16700444 on 12/02/2019 (435 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a first switch assembly having a first input node and a first output node, and a second switch assembly having a second input node and a second output node. The circuit further includes a third switch assembly an operational amplifier, and a buffer. The third switch assembly has a third input node and a third output node. The third input node is coupled to the second output node, and the third output node is coupled to the first output node. The buffer has a buffer input and a buffer output. The buffer input is coupled to an input stage of the operational amplifier. The buffer output is coupled to the third switch assembly.

[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]


Circuits and methods for transferring two differentially encoded client clock domains over a third carrier clock domain between integrated circuits
Patent No. 10917097 

Inventor(s): Drew Jenkins (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Microsemi Semiconductor ULC (Kanata, , CA)
Law Firm: Glass and Associates (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16795520 on 02/19/2020 (356 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for transferring first and second encoded client clock signals over a carrier clock domain between integrated circuits, including in a first integrated circuit encoding a phase change of the first client clock signal from a last recorded phase onto the carrier clock signal in first bit positions, encoding a phase change of the second client clock signal from a last recorded phase onto the carrier clock signal in second bit positions different from the first bit positions, and transmitting the carrier clock signal with the encoded phases of the first client clock signal and the second client clock signal over a single wire from the first integrated circuit to a second integrated circuit.

[H03D] DEMODULATION OR TRANSFERENCE OF MODULATION FROM ONE CARRIER TO ANOTHER (masers, lasers H01S; circuits capable of acting both as modulator and demodulator H03C, e.g. balanced modulators H03C 1/54; details applicable to both modulators and frequency-changers H03C; demodulating pulses which have been modulated with a continuously-variable signal H03K 9/00; transforming types of pulse modulation H03K 11/00; relay systems, e.g. repeater stations H04B 7/14; demodulators adapted for digitally modulated-carrier systems H04L 27/00; synchronous demodulators adapted for colour television H04N 9/66)


Measurement procedures for DRS with beamforming
Patent No. 10917142 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16586362 on 09/27/2019 (501 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods relating to transmission and use of Discovery Reference Signal (DRS) signals are disclosed in herein. In some embodiments, a method of operation of a Transmission Point (TP) in a cellular communications network comprises transmitting, from the TP, a same one or more DRS signals using at least two different transmit beams in at least two different time resources. Each transmit beam is characterized by a direction in which it is transmitted. In this manner, the TP is enabled to reuse DRS resources, which in turn enables transmission of DRS signals on a larger number of transmit beams and, correspondingly, adaptation of measurement procedures at wireless devices to obtain measurements on those transmit beams.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Non-constant modulus codebook design
Patent No. 10917150 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Sage Patent Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16771280 on 12/05/2018 (797 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to certain embodiments, a method for use in a wireless transmitter for simultaneously transmitting a plurality of wireless signals using a plurality of antenna elements comprises selecting a non-constant modulus (NCM) spatial precoder from a NCM codebook comprising a plurality of NCM spatial precoders. The plurality of the NCM spatial precoders are based on a unit-power beamforming vector optimized so that the wireless transmitter transmits up to the full power of each antenna element of the plurality of antenna elements while an overall transmitted power remains constant. The method further comprises applying the selected NCM spatial precoder to a data signal for generating a plurality of coded signals; and transmitting the plurality of coded signals as wireless signals via a power amplifier operating at full power.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for customizing inmate communication notification
Patent No. 10917241 

Inventor(s): Stephen L. Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15839434 on 12/12/2017 (1155 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides details of a system and method for customizing an inmate communication notification. Such a system provides an inmate different customized notification messages to be played to different called parties. The system includes a list of different contacts, and each of the contacts can be associated with one or more contact numbers. Each contact number is associated with one or more customized notification messages. The customized notification messages include terms, phrases, and sentences that draw the called party”s attention and sound familiar to the called party. The customized notification messages include customized text files, audio files, and video files. An inmate chooses one or more customized notification messages to be played to a called party.

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


System and method for preamble detection in MIMO narrowband power line communications
Patent No. 10917279 

Inventor(s): Anuj Batra (Dallas, TX), Il Han Kim (Allen, TX), Mostafa Sayed Ibrahim (Dallas, TX), Tarkesh Pande (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15206489 on 07/11/2016 (1674 days app to issue)

Abstract: A PLC network system and method operative with OFDM for generating MIMO frames with suitable preamble portions configured to provide backward compatibility with legacy PLC devices and facilitate different receiver tasks such as frame detection and symbol timing, channel estimation and automatic gain control (AGC), including robust preamble detection in the presence of impulsive noise and frequency-selective channels of the PLC network. A PLC device may include a delayed correlation detector and a cross-correlation detector operating in concert to facilitate preamble detection in one implementation.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Virtualized network service management and diagnostics
Patent No. 10917308 

Inventor(s): Krishna Prakash Bhat (Richardson, TX), Manish Srivastava (Frisco, TX), Ramesh Nadella (Allen, TX), Sivanaga Ravi Kumar Chunduru Venkata (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16227511 on 12/20/2018 (782 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device monitors, for a software-defined networking wide area network (SD-WAN) deployment, a set of virtualized network services of the SD-WAN deployment, and applies a set of diagnostic tests to evaluate the set of virtualized network services. The device detects, based on monitoring the set of virtualized network services and in connection with applying the set of diagnostic tests, an event associated with a virtualized network service. The device analyzes, using an analytics model of SD-WAN operation, the event to identify an issue associated with the virtualized network service, and determines, based on the analytics model of SD-WAN operation, a recommendation relating to remediating the issue. The device generates an abstraction layer user interface to represent the set of virtualized network services and to convey the recommendation relating to remediating the issue, and implements, after providing the abstraction layer user interface, the recommendation to remediate the issue.

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


Browser drag and drop file upload encryption enforcement
Patent No. 10917390 

Inventor(s): James D. Testerman (McKinney, TX), James M. Burke (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15581165 on 04/28/2017 (1383 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some websites accessed via browser allow for file uploading via drag and drop functionality. In a drag and drop operation, a user selects a file on the information handling system and drags the file to a browser window for uploading via the browser. File encryption systems, such as virtual file systems, may implement an encryption algorithm and enforce encryption standards, set by a user or organization, when uploading files via a browser, including uploading of files performed via file drag and drop functionality.

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


Method and system for enabling a communication device to remotely execute an application
Patent No. 10917444 

Inventor(s): Daniel D. Hammond (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Hammond Development International, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16912280 on 06/25/2020 (229 days app to issue)

Abstract: A communication system capable of enabling one or more communication devices to remotely execute one or more applications includes one or more communication devices that are coupled to a data connection. At least one of the one or more communication devices is operable to communicate a request to establish a communication session over the data connection. The system also includes one or more application servers that are coupled to the data connection. At least one of the one or more application servers is adapted to execute an application to establish the requested communication session with the at least one communication device. The at least one application server resides at a location remote from the at least one communication device. The at least one application server communicates a request for processing service to the at least one communication device. The request for processing service is communicated to the at least one communication device over the data connection.

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


Method and apparatus for MMT integration in CDN
Patent No. 10917477 

Inventor(s): Imed Bouazizi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15603244 on 05/23/2017 (1358 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment (UE) includes a communication unit and a processor. The communication unit communicates with a server. The processor transmits a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) streaming session request including an indication that the UE supports Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG) media transport (MMT) to the server and receives a description of MMT service components including an indication that the server supports MMT. The processor also migrates the UE to a MMT streaming session, selects at least one service component from the MMT service components, transmits a selection message to the server, and receives media corresponding to the selected at least one service component.

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


Cognitive automation-based engine to propagate data across systems
Patent No. 10917491 

Inventor(s): Jayachandra Varma (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16808856 on 03/04/2020 (342 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to cognitive automation-based engine processing to propagate data across multiple systems via a private network to overcome technical system, resource consumption, and architecture limitations. Data to be propagated can be manually input or extracted from a digital file. The data can be parsed by analyzing for correct syntax, normalized into first through sixth normal forms, segmented into packets for efficient data transmission, validated to ensure that the data satisfies defined formats and input criteria, and distributed into a plurality of data stores coupled to the private network, thereby propagating data without repetitive manual entry. The data may also be enriched by, for example, correcting for any errors or linking with other potentially related data. Based on data enrichment, recommendations of additional target(s) for propagation of data can be identified. Reports may also be generated. The cognitive automation may be performed in real-time to expedite processing.

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


Method for using metadata in internet protocol packets
Patent No. 10917502 

Inventor(s): Andrew G. Malis (Andover, MA), Haoyu Song (San Jose, CA), Stewart Bryant (Merstham, , GB), Tianran Zhou (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16176977 on 10/31/2018 (832 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for using metadata in an Internet Protocol (IP) packet is provided. A first processor at a first node sets a dedicated field of the IP packet to a predetermined value to indicate that metadata is present in the IP packet, and adds metadata to the IP packet by inserting the metadata between an original transport header of the IP packet and an original packet payload of the IP packet. A second processor at a second node receives the IP packet from the first node, reads the dedicated field to identify the predetermined value indicating that metadata is present in the IP packet, and identifies the metadata in the IP packet based on the predetermined value.

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


Authentication and control of incoming communication
Patent No. 10917517 

Inventor(s): Stephen Lee Hodge (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16820966 on 03/17/2020 (329 days app to issue)

Abstract: An incoming communication processing system and method is disclosed for providing communication and data services to residents of a controlled facility. Specifically, the incoming communication processing system allows outside parties to initiate communications to residents of a controlled facility. The incoming communication processing system may work in conjunction with or separately from an outgoing communication processing system. Many restrictions and safeguards may be implemented within the incoming communication system in order to prevent improper use.

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


Codebook design and structure for advanced wireless communication systems
Patent No. 10917523 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Allen, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Richardson, TX), Yang Li (Plano, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15818331 on 11/20/2017 (1177 days app to issue)

Abstract: A base station capable of communicating with a user equipment (UE) includes a transceiver configured to transmit Channel State Information-Reference Signal (CSI-RS) according to a CSI-RS configuration comprising a number of antenna ports, and downlink signals containing the CSI-RS configuration and a precoding-matrix-construction configuration for precoding matrix indicator (PMI) reporting on physical downlink shared channels (PDSCH), the precoding-matrix-construction configuration comprising a first and second sampling factors, O[subscript]1 [/subscript]and O[subscript]2[/subscript], and a first and second numbers, N[subscript]1 [/subscript]and N[subscript]2[/subscript], receive, from the UE, uplink signals containing a precoding matrix indicator (PMI) derived using the CSI-RS according to the precoding-matrix-construction configuration, a controller configured to convert the PMI to one of predetermined precoding matrices.

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


Policy device selection by common IMS
Patent No. 10917527 

Inventor(s): Robert Avanes (Roanoke, TX), Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verison Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16404215 on 05/06/2019 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer device may include a memory storing instructions and processor configured to execute the instructions to receive a request associated with a subscriber, wherein the request includes information identifying whether the user is a Fifth Generation (5G) subscriber or information identifying a gateway device associated with the user. The computer device may be further configured to select a Fourth Generation (4G) Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) device or a 5G Policy Control Function (PCF) device based on the information included in the received request and forward the received request to the selected 4G PCRF device or 5G PCF device.

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


Importing and presenting data
Patent No. 10917587 

Inventor(s): Reginald Hansbrough (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): Oracle International Corporation (Redwood Shores, CA)
Law Firm: Trellis IP Law Group, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15693330 on 08/31/2017 (1258 days app to issue)

Abstract: Implementations generally relate to importing data and presenting the data in a user interface (UI). In some implementations, a method includes capturing an image of an object using a camera, where the object includes text. The method further includes recognizing the text. The method further includes generating a data structure that includes the text. The method further includes generating a graphical image that represents at least a portion of the text. The method further includes displaying the graphical image in a UI in a display screen of a client device.

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


Implementing intelligent network service functionality in a network
Patent No. 10917705 

Inventor(s): Andrew Silver (Frisco, TX), Lathan W. Lewis (Dallas, TX), Patricia A. Landgren (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Tango Networks, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16780937 on 02/04/2020 (371 days app to issue)

Abstract: Simulating intelligent network triggers in a network system is provided. A mobile terminal is configured with an intelligent network Simulator adapted to detect call events and originate simulated intelligent network triggers in response to the call events. Call progressions implemented according to the simulated intelligent network triggers may be managed or coordinated by at least one of a carrier-gateway server and an Enterprise-gateway server. Call progressions implemented by simulated intelligent network triggers may be specified according to Enterprise member policies or general Enterprise behaviors. Advantageously, if a carrier network does not support a trigger infrastructure that has capabilities of originating triggers and terminating triggers, or if a roaming agreement is not in place that allows transfer of triggers between carriers, the use of an intelligent network Simulator provides an alternative mechanism for providing IN service functionality without network support for intelligent network triggers.

[H04Q] SELECTING (switches, relays, selectors H01H; wireless communication networks H04W) [2009.01]


Methods and apparatus for analyzing microphone placement for watermark and signature recovery
Patent No. 10917732 

Inventor(s): Marc Messier (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Nielsen Company (US), LLC (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16259866 on 01/28/2019 (743 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus to analyze microphone placement for watermarks and signatures are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a microphone. The example apparatus further includes a meter to convert a noise burst detected by the microphone to a digital signal. The example apparatus further includes a signal transformer to determine a frequency spectrum of the digital signal. The example apparatus further includes a processor to determine a variance of a magnitude spectrum of a frequency band corresponding to the frequency spectrum and determine, based on the variance, a recovery rate associated with at least one of watermark detection or signature generation to be performed on an audio signal detected by the microphone.

[H04R] LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS (producing sounds with frequency not determined by supply frequency G10K) [6]


Apparatus and method for detecting objects and navigation
Patent No. 10917747 

Inventor(s): Rudolph L. Mappus, IV (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15906945 on 02/27/2018 (1078 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a process by which first data is received from a mobile device regarding first objects detected by the mobile device in an area, the first data having been collected by the mobile device at a number of first collection points while moving along a first path from an initial position in the area to a boundary of the area. The first data is aggregated with second data previously collected regarding second objects in the area, the second data having been collected at a number of second collection points along a second path different from the first path. The second data includes a position indicator for each of the second objects indexed by the initial position. A map of the area is generated based on the aggregating and the map is transmitted to the mobile device. Other embodiments are disclosed.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Machine-type communication proxy function
Patent No. 10917783 

Inventor(s): Devaki Chandramouli (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14371881 on 01/13/2012 (3315 days app to issue)

Abstract: One embodiment includes a method and apparatus for routing messages in a machine-type communication (MTC) architecture. The method includes receiving a request at a MTC-proxy residing at an egress of a network. The request includes an international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) for which a destination is outside the network. The method further includes replacing, by the MTC-proxy, the IMSI in the request with an external identifier.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Controlling mobile device calls, text messages and data usage while operating a motor vehicle
Patent No. 10917830 

Inventor(s): Andrew Silver (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TANGO NETWORKS, INC. (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16780951 on 02/04/2020 (371 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are a system and method of regulating mobile device communications while operating a motor vehicle. One example method may include determining a speed event indicating that a speed of the motor vehicle has performed at least one of exceeded a first threshold above which mobile device usage restriction policies are invoked and fallen below a second threshold allowing the mobile device restriction policies to be removed. The first threshold may be equal to or greater than the second threshold. As a result of obtaining the speed event, the method may also provide transmitting the speed event to a remote edge gateway server located remotely from the motor vehicle, which stores the speed event for reference purposes when determining a policy for routing a particular mobile device call, text message and/or mobile data session.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Reference signal for 3D MIMO in wireless communication systems
Patent No. 10917881 

Inventor(s): Ralf Matthias Bendlin (Plano, TX), Runhua Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16259404 on 01/28/2019 (743 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment device obtains a first measurement using a first CSI-RS sub-resource and a second measurement using a second CSI-RS sub-resource. The user device derives a single CSI-process based on the first and the second measurements and reports the CSI-process to a base station. The user device receives a message from the base station configuring the first and second CSI-RS sub-resources corresponding to the single CSI-process to be reported by the user device. The message from the base station comprises a configuration of the first CSI-RS sub-resource and a separate configuration of the second CSI-RS sub-resource. The configuration of each CSI-RS sub-resource comprises, for the corresponding CSI-RS sub-resource, at least a CSI-RS sub-resource index, a periodicity, and an offset. The user device may alternatively obtain measurements using any number of CSI-RS sub-resources and then derive and report a single CSI-process based on the plurality of measurements.

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


Method and apparatus for determining allocation of communication resources
Patent No. 10917906 

Inventor(s): Bong Hoe Kim (Anyang-si, , KR), Dong Youn Seo (Anyang-si, , KR), Eun Sun Kim (Anyang-si, , KR), Joon Kui Ahn (Anyang-si, , KR)
Assignee(s): Optis Cellular Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16835690 on 03/31/2020 (315 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment (UE) receives downlink data using resource blocks in a wireless mobile communication system. The UE receives downlink control information including resource allocation information and downlink data mapped to physical resource blocks (PRBs) based on the downlink control information. The resource allocation information indicates virtual resource block (VRB) allocations for the UE. Indexes of the PRBs to which the downlink data are mapped are determined based on a mapping relationship between virtual resource blocks (VRBs) and the PRBs. The mapping relationship is defined based on indexes of the VRBs which are mapped to the indexes of the PRBs for a first slot of a subframe and a second slot of the subframe. The indexes of the PRBs for the second slot are shifted with respect to the indexes of the PRBs for the first slot based on a predetermined gap. The mapping relationship includes a transformation of VRB indexes based on a matrix.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


DESIGN PATENTS

Pet treat
Patent No. D909708 

Inventor(s): Jun Hao (Frisco, TX), Lei Wang (Plano, TX), Zhiwen Wan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Natural Polymer International Corporation (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29709146 on 10/11/2019 (487 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Adaptor for supporting an electronic device
Patent No. D909854 

Inventor(s): Gavin Stener (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Wild West Investments, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29740038 on 06/30/2020 (224 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Tiltrotor aircraft
Patent No. D909949 

Inventor(s): Clegg Smith (Keller, TX), James E. Kooiman (Fort Worth, TX), Jason P. Winter (Fort Worth, TX), Jeffrey M. Williams (Hudson Oaks, TX), Lynn F. Eschete (Arlington, TX), Michael E. Rinehart (Euless, TX), Troy T. Bushmire (Fo
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29670350 on 11/15/2018 (817 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Motor housing
Patent No. D909973 

Inventor(s): Christopher A. Stockton (Greenville, TX)
Assignee(s): ABB Schweiz AG (Baden, , CH)
Law Firm: Leydig, Voit Mayer, Ltd. (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29682907 on 03/08/2019 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Emergency shut off actuator for anhydrous ammonia valves
Patent No. D910150 

Inventor(s): Brently Craig Wilkerson (Dallas, TX), Jack Jay Potts (Dallas, TX), Patrick Lee Hodges (Dallas, TX), William Browning Washington, IV (Dallas, TX), William Henry Sands, III (Dallas, TX), William Henry Sands, Jr. (Dallas, TX
Assignee(s): Squibb Taylor, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29676144 on 01/09/2019 (762 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Tool for seating and removing an orthodontic aligner
Patent No. D910176 

Inventor(s): Michael Woodford Freitas (Burnet, TX), Shannon Marie Scherr (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): IDM Tooling, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29700830 on 08/06/2019 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet toy
Patent No. D910247 

Inventor(s): Chris Wilson (Arlington, TX), Josiah Wilhelm (Columbia Station, OH), Ron Bagley (Arlington, TX), Sunil Pinto (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29674707 on 12/24/2018 (778 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

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