Dallas Invents: 134 Patents Granted for Week of March 16

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 12 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
Illuma Labs' reduced computation of t-matrix training for speaker recognition
Super-Sparkly Safety Stuff's personal alarm
Utility Isolation Systems' floodwater isolation system
Accenture's cross-application identity and access management
AirWatch's management of grouped student devices with timed locks
Apple's 5G new radio beam refinement procedure
Bank of America's blockchain augmented IoT device-based system for dynamic supply chain tracking
BNSF's wireless slide fence system and method
Global Tel*Link's mobile correctional facility robots
Texas Instruments' touch screen
Wells Fargo's resource system for settlement of estate assets

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 ar e organized by Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC). 

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of March 16, 2021 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

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


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 10
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 11
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 1
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 3
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 9
G: PHYSICS 42
H: ELECTRICITY 52
DESIGN: 6


TOP  ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 16
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 8
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR) 7
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 6
Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, NC) 5
Micron Technology Inc. (Boise, ID) 4
Sandisk Technologies (Addison) 4
Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ) 4


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell) 4
Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton) 3
Young-Han Nam (Plano) 3
Christopher William Overton (Richardson) 2
Hongbo Si (Plano) 2 Manu Kurian (Dallas) 2
Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano) 2
Milind Borkar (Plano) 2
Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano) 2
Yang Li (Plano) 2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Respirator
Patent No. 10945469 

Inventor(s): Joshua Boggs (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): Grove Biomedical LLC (Waccabuc, NY)
Law Firm: United IP Counselors, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16918702 on 07/01/2020 (258 days app to issue)

Abstract: A respirator mask. The respirator mask has a filter that extends around at least a portion of the perimeter of the mask itself, leaving a central area that coincides with the position of the wearer”s mouth unobstructed. A front panel of the mask may be transparent over at least the central area in order to allow the mouth to be seen while the mask is worn. The filter may be a pleated particulate filter, a chemical/gas filter, or a filter of mixed type. The front panel may also include other features, like a port for a drinking straw. The respirator mask may include headgear.

[A62B] DEVICES, APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR LIFE-SAVING (valves specially adapted for medical use A61M 39/00; composition of chemical substances used in respirators, gas-masks, breathing apparatus or the like A62D; rescuing from mountains or trees A63B 27/00, A63B 29/00; life-saving devices, apparatus or methods specially adapted for use in water B63C 9/00; divers’ equipment B63C 11/00; specially adapted for use with aircraft, e.g. parachutes or ejector seats, B64D; rescue devices peculiar to mining E21F 11/00)


Heeling apparatus
Patent No. 10945485 

Inventor(s): Ryan D. Wills (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): HEELING SPORTS LIMITED (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13666660 on 11/01/2012 (3057 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a heeling apparatus including an inner shell and an outer shell. The outer shell is configured to interlock with the inner shell. In one embodiment, the inner shell includes a plurality of protrusions configured to interlock with receiving apertures in the outer shell. In one embodiment, the inner shell includes a cavity configured to receive a removable bracket. The bracket includes a mounting assembly configured to receive a wheel assembly. The bracket is held in place by the interlocked relationship of the inner shell and the outer shell.

[A43B] CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR


Dressing aid
Patent No. 10945547 

Inventor(s): Kristin Derosa Denton (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): DEROSA DESIGNS LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16672084 on 11/01/2019 (501 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments of a dressing aid are disclosed. In one embodiment, a dressing aid, comprises a grip; an extender extending from the grip, the extender having a proximal end and a distal end; a clasping mechanism coupled with the distal end of the extender; and a locking mechanism configured to lock the extender into a fixed position such that the clasping mechanism remains at a fixed length from the grip.

[A47G] HOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT (book-ends A47B 65/00; knives B26B)


Flexible endoscopic peripheral
Patent No. 10945589 

Inventor(s): Brian Dean Owens (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TREBLE INNOVATIONS, LLC (Springville, UT)
Law Firm: Goodhue, Coleman Owens, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16043449 on 07/24/2018 (966 days app to issue)

Abstract: An endoscopic peripheral includes a first end of a flexible cable including at least a camera and one or more lights enclosed by a tip at the first end. The tip is tapered for insertion of a portion of the first end into a body of a patient. The endoscopic peripheral includes one or more controls interconnected with and controlling the camera and the one or more lights. A second end of the flexible cable terminates in a plug configured to physically connect the endoscopic peripheral to an electronic device. The electronic device powers the camera and the one or more lights and displays content captured by the camera. The endoscopic peripheral is plug and play when connected to the electronic device. The diameter of the diameter of the endoscopic peripheral between the first end and the second end is approximately the same.

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


Low-complexity sensor displacement tolerant pulse oximetry based heart rate measurement
Patent No. 10945617 

Inventor(s): Sourabh Ravindran (Dallas, TX), Vitali Loseu (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15634521 on 06/27/2017 (1358 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for heart rate measurement based on pulse oximetry are provided that can tolerate some degree of relative displacement of a photoplethysmograph (PPG) heart rate monitor device. In some methods, artifact compensation based on a reference signal is performed on the PPG signal data to remove artifacts in the signal that may be caused, for example, by changes in ambient light and/or motion of a person wearing the monitor device. The reference signal used for artifact compensation may be generated using an LED of a complementary wavelength to that of the LED used to generate the PPG signal, or by driving an LED at a lower current than the current applied to generate the PPG signal.

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


Orthopedic spring hinge system and methods thereof
Patent No. 10945763 

Inventor(s): Alexander M. Cherkashin (Flower Mound, TX), John D. Ross (Ovilla, TX), Mikhail L. Samchukov (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS SCOTTISH RITE HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15994829 on 05/31/2018 (1020 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device, kit, and method for the treatment of anatomical joint dysfunctions, and more particularly, to a spring hinge comprising: a primary coil spring having a helical structure with a central cavity, wherein the primary coil spring forms a plurality of spirals layered against one another when the primary coil spring is in an unexpanded state; wherein the primary coil spring comprises surfaces that are configured to nest against each other to resist translational or shearing movement between adjoining spiral layers.

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


Percussive adjusting instrument
Patent No. 10945906 

Inventor(s): Kelcey Lynn Wiginton (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): JS ASSOCIATES, LLC (Sheridan, WY)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16009632 on 06/15/2018 (1005 days app to issue)

Abstract: A percussive adjusting instrument is provided which includes a percussive instrument head and a traversing arm that couples to the percussive instrument head. The percussive instrument head is movable with respect to the traversing arm. A vertical arm supports the traversing arm. The vertical arm also pivots the traversing arm and the percussive instrument head about an axis. A pivot assembly allows movement of the vertical arm and the percussive instrument head.

[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)


Neurostimulation method and system for active emulation of passive discharge in presence of MRI/EMI interference
Patent No. 10946199 

Inventor(s): Daran DeShazo (Lewisville, TX), Steven Boor (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ADVANCED NEUROMODULATION SYSTEMS, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: The Small Patent Law Group LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16401943 on 05/02/2019 (684 days app to issue)

Abstract: A neurostimulation system (NS) includes an array of electrodes positioned within a patient with an active cathode electrode located proximate to target neural tissue. A control circuit is controls delivery of therapy during a therapy delivery interval, with the therapy being delivered between an anode electrode and the active electrode. A current regulator circuit (CRC) is connected to the cathode electrode and controls current flow through the cathode electrodes. The control circuit manages the CRC to control a discharge current flow over the discharge operation to discharge developed residual voltage between the anode electrode and the active electrode in a manner that follows an actively emulated passive discharge (AEPD) profile. During the discharge operation, the CRC is connected to the inactive electrode, and receives, as a first input, an EMI feedback signal. The CRC regulates the discharge current flow through the active electrode based on the EMI feedback signal, to maintain the AEPD profile over the discharge operation during an EMI event.

[A61N] ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY (measurement of bioelectric currents A61B; surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body A61B 18/00; anaesthetic apparatus in general A61M; incandescent lamps H01K; infra-red radiators for heating H05B) [6]


Implantable head mounted neurostimulation system for head pain
Patent No. 10946205 

Inventor(s): Kenneth Lyle Reed (Dallas, TX), Robert Raymond Bulger (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): NUXCEL, INC. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15979165 on 05/14/2018 (1037 days app to issue)

Abstract: An implantable head-mounted unibody peripheral neurostimulation system is provided for implantation in the head for the purpose of treating chronic head pain, including migraine. The system may include an implantable pulse generator (IPG) from which multiple stimulating leads may extend sufficient to allow for adequate stimulation over multiple regions of the head, preferably including the frontal, parietal and occipital regions. A lead may include an extended body, along which may be disposed a plurality of surface metal electrodes, which may be sub-divided into a plurality of electrode arrays. A plurality of internal metal wires may run a portion of its length and connect the IPG”s internal circuit to the surface metal electrodes. The IPG may include a rechargeable battery, an antenna, and an application specific integrated circuit. The IPG may be capable of functional connection with an external radiofrequency unit for purposes that may include recharging, diagnostic evaluation, and programming.

[A61N] ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY (measurement of bioelectric currents A61B; surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body A61B 18/00; anaesthetic apparatus in general A61M; incandescent lamps H01K; infra-red radiators for heating H05B) [6]


Punching surface
Patent No. 10946261 

Inventor(s): Natalia Y Arredondo (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16409232 on 05/10/2019 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: A padded punching surface incorporating elastic roping connected to a frame which allows the punching surface to be struck with a force of impact by a user so as to minimize swinging of the punching surface. The apparatus is an improvement on existing punching bags which enables easier convenient and more realistic combat training for athletes and users. The amount of swing for the punching surface can be adjusted by tightening or loosening the elastic roping. The punching surface can include an attached head shaped surface for more realism.

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


 

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

Earthworm-like motion of soft bodied structure
Patent No. 10946535 

Inventor(s): Danil V. Prokhorov (Canton, MI), Michael Paul Rowe (Pinckney, MI), Ryohei Tsuruta (Ann Arbor, MI), Umesh N. Gandhi (Farmington Hills, 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: 16170822 on 10/25/2018 (873 days app to issue)

Abstract: The soft bodied structures and systems for controlling such devices are described herein. The soft bodied structures can move from a first position to a second position by an earthworm-like motion. The system can include connecting to a first contact point of the surface using a surface attachment. The medial region can include one or more spacer regions. The medial actuators can be actuated to expand the exterior medial surface at the spacer regions, thus moving the unattached end portion forward. The device can then attach to a second contact point using the surface attachment and the end portion actuator of the unattached end portion. Then, the surface attachment of the first attached end portion can detach. The medial actuators and the spacer regions can then relax, followed by detaching the surface attachment of the second attached end portion.

[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]


Flight module for an aerial vehicle
Patent No. 10946705 

Inventor(s): Tom M. Neuman (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: 16040956 on 07/20/2018 (970 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flight module includes a rotor and a rotor carrier. The rotor carrier includes an elongate, upstanding carriage rail, a carriage supported for movement along the carriage rail, an elongate rotor arm carrying the rotor and supported atop the carriage rail for pivotation, and an elongate strut pivotally mounted between the carriage and the rotor arm. The pivotation includes pivotation between alongside the carriage rail, where the rotor arm retentively carries the rotor in a stowage position, and overhanging the carriage rail, where the rotor arm retentively carries the rotor with a skyward-facing orientation in a flight position. With movement of the carriage along the carriage rail, the strut transfers loading between the carriage and the rotor arm for pivoting the rotor arm between alongside the carriage rail and overhanging the carriage rail, and thereby carrying the rotor on the rotor arm between its stowage position and its flight position.

[B60F] VEHICLES FOR USE BOTH ON RAIL AND ON ROAD; VEHICLES CAPABLE OF TRAVELLING IN OR ON DIFFERENT MEDIA, e.g. AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES (air-cushion vehicles B60V)


Systems and methods for alerting drivers of excessive tongue weight
Patent No. 10946710 

Inventor(s): Dustin A. Crooks (Ypsilanti, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16058504 on 08/08/2018 (951 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a suspension that includes a front suspension and a rear suspension, a trailer hitch configured to removably connect to a tongue of a trailer, at least one front suspension transducer configured to generate a front suspension displacement signal, at least one rear suspension transducer configured to generate a rear suspension displacement signal, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to receive the front suspension displacement signal, receive the rear suspension displacement signal, and generate an alert of an excessive tongue weight condition based on one or more of the front suspension displacement signal and the rear suspension displacement signal.

[B60G] VEHICLE SUSPENSION ARRANGEMENTS (air-cushion vehicles B60V; connections between vehicle bodies and vehicle frames B62D 24/00) [5]


GPU-less instrument cluster system with full asset sweep
Patent No. 10946745 

Inventor(s): Nikhil Nandkishor Devshatwar (Bangalore, , IN), Santhana Bharathi N. (Tamil Nadu, , IN), Shravan Karthik (Bangalore, , IN), Subhajit Paul (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16107664 on 08/21/2018 (938 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for implementing a full sweep in a digital instrument cluster system without a graphical processing unit (GPU) is disclosed. The method includes displaying a static asset as background for displaying of dynamic assets that point to different position values on the static asset, sequentially retrieving each of a plurality of subsets of dynamic assets such that each subset provides position indicators with a different level of position granularity, wherein an order of retrieving each subset moves from a lowest granularity subset to a highest granularity subset until all of the plurality of subsets of dynamic assets have been retrieved, and performing a full sweep, prior to retrieving of the dynamic assets, by sequentially displaying the dynamic assets from a minimum position to a maximum position of the static asset, and back, the sequentially displaying being based on a highest available granularity of dynamic assets that have been retrieved.

[B60K] ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS IN VEHICLES; AUXILIARY DRIVES FOR VEHICLES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST OR FUEL SUPPLY OF PROPULSION UNITS IN VEHICLES [2006.01]


Systems and methods for determining engine start time during predicted acceleration events
Patent No. 10946852 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Geller (Ann Arbor, MI), David Trinko (Colorado Springs, CO), Heraldo Stefanon (Dexter, MI), Joshua Payne (Ann Arbor, MI), Takanori Aoki (Ann Arbor, MI), Thomas Bradley (Fort Collins, CO), Zachary Asher (Kalamazoo
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16143064 on 09/26/2018 (902 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method may include predicting an acceleration event of a vehicle. The method may further include predicting a maximum speed of the predicted acceleration event. The method may also include determining an engine start time based on the predicted maximum speed. The method may still further include starting an engine of the vehicle at the engine start time.

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


Wireless slide fence system and method
Patent No. 10946878 

Inventor(s): Jerry Wade Specht (Overland Park, KS), Kent Robert Shue (Bonner Springs, KS), Mitchell Beard (Shawnee, KS), Paul Aaron Weidle (Flagstaff, AZ), Paul Chiyang Shih (Spokane Valley, WA)
Assignee(s): BNSF Railway Company (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16928433 on 07/14/2020 (245 days app to issue)

Abstract: A Wireless Slide Fence utilizing signal reflection technology to detect rockslides and can determine the size and location of fallen rocks/objects impeding travel along a train track is presented. The present disclosure solves the technological problem of determining rock size and location to validate rockslide/fall alarms to reduce false alarms, while minimizing repairs required by conventional systems through the use of obstacle detection units and vital logic controllers. The present disclosure improves the performance of the system by, generating validated alarms when fallen rocks/objects satisfy the size criteria and are located in an area hazardous to train operations. In one exemplary embodiment, a loitering time can be implemented to validate object detections to reduce false positives due to transient objects such as migrating animals.

[B61L] GUIDING RAILWAY TRAFFIC; ENSURING THE SAFETY OF RAILWAY TRAFFIC (brakes or auxiliary equipment B61H, B61K; point or crossing construction E01B)


Vehicular body structural arrangements
Patent No. 10946905 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Higgins (Ann Arbor, MI), Matthew A. Jansma (Saline, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16377969 on 04/08/2019 (708 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a frame rail, a crossbeam resting atop the frame rail, a deck panel resting atop the crossbeam, an adaptor resting inside the crossbeam, and a fastener extending from atop the adaptor to the frame rail through the adaptor and the crossbeam. The deck panel includes an aperture and a bordering area around the aperture. The adaptor rises through the aperture and overtop the bordering area. The fastener overhangs the bordering area and is engaged with the adaptor overtop the bordering area, and is secured to the frame rail. The fastener thereby secures the adaptor to the frame rail against the crossbeam without tightening against the deck panel at the bordering area.

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


Variable-speed drive system for tiltrotor with fixed engine and rotating proprotor
Patent No. 10946954 

Inventor(s): David Bockmiller (Fort Worth, TX), Eric Sinusas (Euless, TX), Ryan Ehinger (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15649217 on 07/13/2017 (1342 days app to issue)

Abstract: A variable-speed gearbox for a tiltrotor with fixed engine and rotating proprotor includes an input shaft coupled to the respective fixed engine, an output shaft coupled to the respective proprotor; a high-speed clutch integrated into a high-speed gear train, the high-speed gear train having an input coupled to the input shaft and an output coupled to the output shaft; and a low-speed clutch integrated into a low-speed gear train, the low-speed gear train having an input coupled to the input shaft and an output coupled to the output shaft. The high-speed clutch and the low-speed clutch can be freewheeling clutches capable of disconnecting the output and the input of the respective gear train of the high and low-speed gear trains in an overrunning condition when the output rotates faster than the input of the respective gear train. The low-speed clutch can be permanently engaged. In accordance to some embodiments the variable-speed gearboxes may include an accessory drive.

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


Gimbal lock hook systems for rotorcraft
Patent No. 10946955 

Inventor(s): Andrew Ryan Maresh (Lewisville, TX), Chyau-Song Tzeng (Arlington, TX), Troy Cyril Schank (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16051343 on 07/31/2018 (959 days app to issue)

Abstract: A propulsion assembly for a rotorcraft includes a mast and a proprotor hub assembly coupled to the mast and having a gimballing degree of freedom relative to the mast. The proprotor hub assembly includes a hook receiver. The propulsion assembly includes a gimbal lock positioned about the mast. The gimbal lock includes a locking ring and a gimbal lock hook. The gimbal lock is movable between a disengaged position and an engaged position relative to the proprotor hub assembly. The gimbal lock enables the gimballing degree of freedom in the disengaged position and disables the gimballing degree of freedom in the engaged position. The gimbal lock hook is hooked to the hook receiver in the engaged position to secure the locking ring to the proprotor hub assembly.

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


Unmanned aerial systems having out of phase gimballing axes
Patent No. 10946956 

Inventor(s): Kip Gregory Campbell (Hurst, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16118372 on 08/30/2018 (929 days app to issue)

Abstract: An unmanned aerial system includes an elongated fuselage having first and second rotational degrees of freedom. A forward propulsion assembly is disposed at the forward end of the fuselage. The forward propulsion assembly includes a forward rotor hub assembly rotatably coupled to the fuselage and reversibly tiltable about a first gimballing axis to provide a first moment on the fuselage in the first rotational degree of freedom. An aft propulsion assembly is disposed at the aft end of the fuselage. The aft propulsion assembly includes an aft rotor hub assembly rotatably coupled to the fuselage and reversibly tiltable about a second gimballing axis to provide a second moment on the fuselage in the second rotational degree of freedom. The first gimballing axis is out of phase with the second gimballing axis to control the orientation of the fuselage.

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


Configurable steel form system for fabricating precast panels
Patent No. 10947746 

Inventor(s): Jonathan White (Hurst, TX)
Assignee(s): MW Panel Tech, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16123744 on 09/06/2018 (922 days app to issue)

Abstract: A configurable steel form system for creating precast concrete panels is disclosed. The configurable steel form system can be used to create precast panels for both commercial tilt panels and highway noise barrier walls, among other applications. A plurality of steel form system sections are preferably fabricated from steel plate bent into a J-channel member. The configurable steel form system can be designed in sections that are quickly assembled. To suit a particular application, a section can be extended by sequentially attaching extension members to a primary member. A quick-release mechanism can be implemented for ease and speed of connection. Each section can have the panel depth and contour fabricated into the steel form profile. Anchoring holes and corner miters can also be cut into the form”s framework.

[B28B] SHAPING CLAY OR OTHER CERAMIC COMPOSITIONS, SLAG OR MIXTURES CONTAINING CEMENTITIOUS MATERIAL, e.g. PLASTER (foundry moulding B22C; working stone or stone-like material B28D; shaping of substances in a plastic state, in general B29C; making layered products not composed wholly of these substances B32B; shaping in situ, see the relevant classes of section E)


 

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

cGAS antagonist compounds
Patent No. 10947206 

Inventor(s): Boyu Zhong (Irving, TX), Chuo Chen (Dallas, TX), Heping Shi (Dallas, TX), Jing Li (Beijing, , CN), Lijun Sun (Dallas, TX), Zhijian Chen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ImmuneSensor Therapeutics, Inc. (Dallas, TX), The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Dechert LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15953494 on 04/15/2018 (1066 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are novel compounds of Formula I that are cGAS antagonists, methods of preparation of the compounds, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds, and their use in medical therapy.

[C07D] HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08) [2]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Anti-preset mechanism for setting piston in downhole tools
Patent No. 10947799 

Inventor(s): Christopher Robert Delzell (Plano, TX), Eddie Eddieberto Perez (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16074615 on 05/24/2016 (1757 days app to issue)

Abstract: Downhole setting systems and methods for setting downhole tools in subterranean formations. An example downhole setting system comprises a downhole setting assembly and a downhole tool configured to be set by the downhole setting assembly. The downhole setting assembly comprises a setting piston, and a mating element that physically constrains the setting piston from translating; the mating element configured to release and permit the setting piston to translate.

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


Downhole graphene heat exchanger
Patent No. 10947816 

Inventor(s): Christopher Michael McMillon (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15773843 on 12/03/2015 (1930 days app to issue)

Abstract: A graphene heat exchanger for absorbing thermal energy and located in a downhole tool. The downhole tool is located in a borehole intersecting an earth formation and comprising a thermal component. The heat exchanger includes graphene and is thermally coupled to the thermal component. The heat exchanger is configured to absorb thermal energy from the thermal component or absorb ambient thermal energy from the earth formation.

[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]


Erosive slurry diverter
Patent No. 10947823 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX), Thomas Jules Frosell (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16084865 on 08/03/2017 (1321 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole tool may comprise a body comprising an outer wall and a first passage that extends longitudinally in the body, wherein a fluid slurry traverses a flow path in the body of the downhole tool through the first passage. The downhole tool may further comprise a diverter disposed in the body, wherein the diverter comprises at least one channel and the diverter extends from the outside wall of the body into the flow path of the first passage operable to direct the fluid slurry from the first passage to a location outside the downhole tool. A gravel packing system may comprise a packer and a conveyance comprising a downhole tool. The downhole tool may comprise a body comprising an outer wall and a first passage that extends longitudinally in the body and a diverter disposed in the body.

[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

 

Quick release tensioning device
Patent No. 10948003 

Inventor(s): Felipe Pena (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Landscape Structures Inc. (Delano, MN)
Law Firm: Kelly, Holt Christenson PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15857192 on 12/28/2017 (1174 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tensioning system for a shade structure is presented. The tensioning system comprises a shade membrane coupling portion configured to couple to a shade membrane of the shade structure. The tensioning system also comprises a movement axis, along which the shade membrane coupling portion moves. In a first direction, the shade membrane coupling portion applies tension to the shade membrane and, in a second direction, releases tension applied to the shade membrane. The tensioning system also comprises a force translation mechanism configured to receive a rotational force and translate it into linear movement of the shade membrane coupling portion along the movement axis in the first and second direction.

[F16B] DEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS OR WEDGES; JOINTS OR JOINTING (couplings for transmitting rotation F16D)


Downsized CVT oil pump achieved by slip device
Patent No. 10948081 

Inventor(s): Luke A. Rippelmeyer (Canton, MI), Nicholas S. Vernon (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: 15447282 on 03/02/2017 (1475 days app to issue)

Abstract: A continuously variable transmission, a vehicular powertrain that includes a continuously variable transmission and a method of limiting belt slippage in a continuously variable transmission in a vehicle. The continuously variable transmission includes a pulley assembly, shafts, a clutch and hydraulic system. The hydraulic system is cooperative with both the clutch and the pulley assembly so that hydraulic pressures and associated clamping forces sent to both allow the clutch to preferentially absorb any driving load coming from the axle and wheels that is in excess of the normal load experienced at the continuously variable transmission. This in turn means that any additional load that would ordinarily cause slippage in the belt is instead experienced by the clutch. By providing such a clutch, the pump of the hydraulic system does not need to be oversized in order to provide excess clamping force, as any excess load experienced by the shaft that is coupled to the wheels of the vehicle will be taken up by slippage in the clutch so that slippage-related wear to the belt is avoided.

[F16H] GEARING


Diagonally cuttable led strip and method of use
Patent No. 10948141 

Inventor(s): Daniel Machlis (Arlington, TX), Hao Zheng (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16893338 on 06/04/2020 (285 days app to issue)

Abstract: A diagonally cuttable LED strip system comprising of a channel having a bottom and one or more side walls and a lens in which a primary circuit board having one or more LED diodes, one or more resistors, and one or more cutting lines resides therein. The one or more cutting lines include perpendicular and non-perpendicular cutting lines which divide the channel into cuttable increments at one or more angles. An extender is provided which attaches to the end of a channel to allow the cuttable increments of the channel to be extended, shortened, or a combination thereof.

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


Waterproof lamp decoration
Patent No. 10948174 

Inventor(s): Cheng-Chun Zhang (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): Gemmy Industries Corporation (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Mayer Williams PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16679370 on 11/11/2019 (491 days app to issue)

Abstract: A waterproof lamp decoration has a lamp unit having a waterproof illumination unit and a lamp cover detachably engaged with the waterproof illumination unit. The waterproof illumination unit has a transparent shell, an end cap, a lamp board, multiple conducting wires, and an encapsulating body. The lamp board is mounted in a chamber formed between the transparent shell and the end cap. The conducting wires are mounted through the end cap from the chamber. The encapsulating body joins and surrounds a connecting portion of the transparent shell, the end cap, and the conducting wires and seals gaps formed among them to seal the chamber, and to prevent moisture from entering the chamber, so as to ensure the waterproof effect of the waterproof illumination. The lamp cover is changeable to enhance variability of illumination and decorativeness of the waterproof lamp decoration.

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


Systems and methods for intelligent thermostat
Patent No. 10948210 

Inventor(s): Harshal V Bharatia (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16384674 on 04/15/2019 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods where an intelligent thermostat optimizes operation of HVAC system by learning based on thermal profile of a zone and improvising past performance with the goal of energy and cost savings while managing user comfort. The systems and methods further use adaptive clustering to dissect huge problem space, and dynamic collaboration strategy between thermostat units to rapidly enhance performance.

[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)


Vapor chamber heat spreaders having improved transient thermal response and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10948241 

Inventor(s): Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16170974 on 10/25/2018 (873 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vapor chamber heat spreader includes an evaporator plate, a condenser plate, and a plurality of sidewalls extending from the evaporator plate to the condenser plate to define a vapor chamber. An evaporator wick is coupled to an evaporating surface of the evaporator plate and a thermal compensation layer is coupled to an inner surface of the sidewalls. The thermal compensation layer comprising a plurality of core-shell phase change particles embedded in a metal. The core-shell PC particles include a core that includes a PCM having a phase change temperature of from 50 C. to 250 C. and a shell encapsulating the core. A heat transfer fluid is disposed within the vapor chamber. The vapor chamber heat spreader exhibits superior transient thermal response compared to commercially available heat spreaders. A power electronics assembly includes an electronics device coupled to a surface of the vapor chamber heat spreader.

[F28D] HEAT-EXCHANGE APPARATUS, NOT PROVIDED FOR IN ANOTHER SUBCLASS, IN WHICH THE HEAT-EXCHANGE MEDIA DO NOT COME INTO DIRECT CONTACT (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials C09K 5/00; fluid heaters having heat generating means and heat transferring means F24H; furnaces F27; details of heat-exchange apparatus of general application F28F); HEAT STORAGE PLANTS OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL [4]


Multi-piece polymer ammunition, cartridge and components
Patent No. 10948273 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Richardson, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16184519 on 11/08/2018 (859 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides polymer ammunition, ammunition cartridge, ammunition case, and portions thereof having traditional and non-traditional cartridge shapes or profiles.

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


Polymer ammunition cartridge having a three-piece primer insert
Patent No. 10948275 

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: 16519645 on 07/23/2019 (602 days app to issue)

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

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


Building utility floodwater isolation system
Patent No. 10948929 

Inventor(s): David A. Pierce (Corpus Christi, TX)
Assignee(s): Utility Isolation Systems LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: Ochoa Associates, P.C. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16800453 on 02/25/2020 (385 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a utility isolation system designed for residential, commercial and industrial usage. The system comprises a bidirectional valve connected to a sewer line which valve responds to a change in the level of a body of water. The system prevents high water levels from entering municipality”s sewer infrastructure systems. The isolation system monitors levels of a body of water and also prevents releases from hazardous sewer waste entering rivers, lakes, and coastal waterways. The isolation system provides protections from waste water back flowing into homes and buildings, and causing electrical shorts, or natural gas releases, and blocks potable water lines from filling plumbing devices with open drains such as lavatories and toilets during a high water level event. The system can be remotely activated and monitored by a user, a government office, or service provider via SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) or like system. The isolation system”s objective is to also promote development in low lying areas that were once denied. The system can also improve a municipality”s compliance with EPA issues, and allows for service interrupts from government agencies due to, or for example, non-payment of services, evacuations, contamination of potable water supplies, fire, and or other disasters.

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


 

P H Y S I C S

System and methods for estimation of blood flow characteristics using reduced order model and machine learning
Patent No. 10945606 

Inventor(s): Travis Michael Sanders (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): HeartFlow, Inc. (Redwood City, CA)
Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15709195 on 09/19/2017 (1274 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining blood flow characteristics of a patient. One method includes: receiving, in an electronic storage medium, patient-specific image data of at least a portion of vasculature of the patient having geometric features at one or more points; generating a patient-specific reduced order model from the received image data, the patient-specific reduced order model comprising estimates of impedance values and a simplification of the geometric features at the one or more points of the vasculature of the patient; creating a feature vector comprising the estimates of impedance values and geometric features for each of the one or more points of the patient-specific reduced order model; and determining blood flow characteristics at the one or more points of the patient-specific reduced order model using a machine learning algorithm trained to predict blood flow characteristics based on the created feature vectors at the one or more points.

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


Access ports, port selector with enable outputs, and TDI/TDO multiplexer
Patent No. 10948539 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16522174 on 07/25/2019 (600 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatuses for allowing a controller to select and access different types of access ports in a device. The selecting and accessing of the access ports is achieved using only the dedicated TDI, TMS, TCK, and TDO signal terminals of the device. The selecting and accessing of device access ports can be achieved when a single device is connected to the controller, when multiple devices are placed in a daisy-chain arrangement and connected to the controller, or when multiple devices are placed in a addressable parallel arrangement and connected to the controller. Additional embodiments are also provided and described in the disclosure.

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


Digital-to-analog converter power-up control
Patent No. 10948933 

Inventor(s): Gautam Salil Nandi (Bengaluru, , IN), Mit Bhattacharya (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16386637 on 04/17/2019 (699 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digital-to-analog converter includes a resistor ladder, a first switch and a protection circuit. The first switch includes a first terminal and a second terminal that are respectively coupled to a rung of the resistor ladder and a reference voltage node. The protection circuit is coupled to the reference voltage node and to a reference voltage input terminal. The protection circuit includes a second switch, a third switch, and a fourth switch. First and second terminals of the second switch are respectively coupled to the reference voltage node and the reference voltage input terminal. First and second terminals of the third switch are respectively coupled to the reference voltage node and a reference voltage feedback terminal. The first and second terminals of the fourth switch are respectively coupled to the reference voltage input terminal and the reference voltage feedback terminal.

[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]


Fast SMP/ASMP mode-switching hardware apparatus for a low-cost low-power high performance multiple processor system
Patent No. 10948969 

Inventor(s): Konggang Wei (San Diego, CA), Tongzeng Yang (San Diego, CA), Wei Chen (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16371954 on 04/01/2019 (715 days app to issue)

Abstract: A processing system includes multiple processors in which a first processor operates at a first clock frequency and first supply voltage at all times. At least one processor is dynamically switchable to operate at the first clock frequency and first supply voltage resulting in the first and second processors providing symmetrical multi-processing (SMP) or at a second clock frequency and a second supply voltage resulting in the first and second processors providing asymmetrical multi-processing (ASMP). An integrated controller (e.g., finite state-machine (FSM) controls not only voltage change, but also clock-switching. Various criteria can be used to determine when to switch the at least one switchable processor to improve power consumption and/or performance. Upon receipt of a switching command to switch between SMP and ASMP, a series or sequence of actions are performed to control a voltage supply and CPU/memory clock to the switchable processor and cache memory.

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


Touch screen
Patent No. 10949024 

Inventor(s): Baher S. Haroun (Allen, TX), Brian P. Ginsburg (Allen, TX), Eunyoung Seok (Plano, TX), Marco Corsi (Allen, TX), Srinath M. Ramaswamy (Murphy, TX), Vijay B. Rentala (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15981688 on 05/16/2018 (1035 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pulse of terahertz radiation is transmitted through a touch panel formed of a dielectric material. The pulse generates an employable evanescent field in a region adjacent to a touch surface of the touch panel. The terahertz radiation has a frequency range between 0.1 terahertz and 10 terahertz. A reflected pulse is generated from an object located within the region adjacent to the touch surface of the touch panel. A position is triangulated of the object on the touch surface of the touch panel, based at least in part on the reflected pulse.

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


Compressing like-magnitude partial products in multiply accumulation
Patent No. 10949168 

Inventor(s): David Carlson (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd. (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16872086 on 05/11/2020 (309 days app to issue)

Abstract: An ALU is capable of generating a multiply accumulation by compressing like-magnitude partial products. Given N pairs of multiplier and multiplicand, Booth encoding is used to encode the multipliers into M digits, and M partial products are produced for each pair of with each partial product in a smaller precision than a final product. The partial products resulting from the same encoded multiplier digit position, are summed across all the multiplies to produce a summed partial product. In this manner, the partial product summation operations can be advantageously performed in the smaller precision. The M summed partial products are then summed together with an aggregated fixup vector for sign extension. If the N multipliers equal to a constant, a preliminary fixup vector can be generated based on a predetermined value with adjustment on particular bits, where the predetermined value is determined by the signs of the encoded multiplier digits.

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


Transposing a matrix using a streaming engine
Patent No. 10949206 

Inventor(s): Jonathan (Son) Hung Tran (Murphy, TX), Joseph Raymond Michael Zbiciak (Alviso, CA)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16282526 on 02/22/2019 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: Software instructions are executed on a processor within a computer system to configure a steaming engine to operate in either a linear mode or a transpose mode. A stream of addresses is generated using an address generator, in which the stream of addresses includes consecutive nested loop iterations for at least a first loop and a second loop. While in the linear mode, the first loop is treated as an inner loop. While in the transpose mode, the second loop is treated as the inner loop. A matrix can be fetched from memory in the linear mode to provide row-wise vectors. A matrix can be fetched from the memory in the transpose mode to provide column wise vectors.

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


Shadow cache for securing conditional speculative instruction execution
Patent No. 10949210 

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: 16028930 on 07/06/2018 (984 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing device, having: a processor; memory; a first cache coupled between the memory and the processor; and a second cache coupled between the memory and the processor. During speculative execution of one or more instructions, effects of the speculative execution are contained within the second cache.

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


System and method for controlling the content of a device in response to an audible request
Patent No. 10949228 

Inventor(s): Richard Daniel Graham (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Plumsea Law Group, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16404801 on 05/07/2019 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for controlling the content of a user device in response to an audible request is disclosed. The system and method include an intelligent voice assistant that can control viewable content of the user device in response to a user”s request. The system and method can also be used to sync content between a user and a service representative when either the user or service representative make an audible request to sync content.

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


Multiple data channel memory module architecture
Patent No. 10949347 

Inventor(s): Michael K. Dugan (Richardson, TX), Tony M. Brewer (Plano, TX), William D. O”Leary (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16038571 on 07/18/2018 (972 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one example of the present disclosure, a system includes a computing element configured to provide requests for memory access operations and a memory module comprising a plurality of memories, a plurality of independent data channels, each of the independent data channels coupled to one of the plurality of memories, a plurality of internal address/control channels, each of the independent address/control channels coupled to one of the plurality of memories, and control logic coupled to the plurality of internal address/control channels and configured to receive and decode address and control information for a memory access operation, the control logic further configured to selectively provide the decoded address and control information to a selected internal address/control channel for a selected independent data channel of the plurality of independent data channels based on the received address and control information for the memory access operation.

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


Real time input/output address translation for virtualized systems
Patent No. 10949357 

Inventor(s): Charles Lance Fuoco (Allen, TX), Donald E. Steiss (Richardson, TX), Gregory Raymond Shurtz (Houston, TX), Jason A. T. Jones (Richmond, TX), Jonathan Elliot Bergsagel (Richardson, TX), Mihir Narendra Mody (Bangalore, , IN),
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16256821 on 01/24/2019 (782 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an example, a device includes a memory and a processor core coupled to the memory via a memory management unit (MMU). The device also includes a system MMU (SMMU) cross-referencing virtual addresses (VAs) with intermediate physical addresses (IPAs) and IPAs with physical addresses (PAs). The device further includes a physical address table (PAT) cross-referencing IPAs with each other and cross-referencing PAs with each other. The device also includes a peripheral virtualization unit (PVU) cross-referencing IPAs with PAs, and a routing circuit coupled to the memory, the SMMU, the PAT, and the PVU. The routing circuit is configured to receive a request comprising an address and an attribute and to route the request through at least one of the SMMU, the PAT, or the PVU based on the address and the attribute.

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


Blockchain augmented internet of things (”IoT”) device-based system for dynamic supply chain tracking
Patent No. 10949417 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16199403 on 11/26/2018 (841 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic supply chain product tracking are provided. The method may include embedding IoT devices across a multi-stage supply chain. The method may include computing, via the IoT devices, a value impact of each stage of the multi-stage supply chain process. The method may also include transmitting, via the IoT devices, each value impact of a stage to blockchain database host systems. The method may also include constructing, via each of the blockchain database host systems, a new linked data block for each value impact of a stage. The method may also include computing a real value of the end product based on the linked data blocks in the blockchain database host systems.

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


Systems and methods for expedited large file processing
Patent No. 10949433 

Inventor(s): Japan Bhatt (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16233796 on 12/27/2018 (810 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform steps of a method for processing a large file. The system may receive record data comprising a plurality of records having an identification value in a common field having a data format. The system may determine a plurality of focus values based on the data format and create a plurality of virtual processing units based on the plurality of focus values. Each of the plurality of virtual processing units may process a sub-group of the plurality of records that corresponds to the focus value associated with the respective virtual processing unit.

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


Data center information retrieval system and method of operating the same
Patent No. 10949441 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Bourne (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): EMC IP Holding Company LLC (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15499162 on 04/27/2017 (1419 days app to issue)

Abstract: A data center information retrieval system includes a computer-executed device information retrieval application in communication with first and second devices configured in a data center. Each device includes one or more elements that provide a service for the data center. The application obtains and stores one or more first element records associated with one or more of the elements of the first device in a database, and communicates with a modular software component to obtain information associated with the corresponding one or more second elements of the second device, the modular software component translating information obtained about the second elements to a format similar to that of the first element records.

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


Computer architecture for emulating a correlithm object processing system using mobile correlithm object devices
Patent No. 10949494 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16298662 on 03/11/2019 (736 days app to issue)

Abstract: A correlithm object processing system uses one or more mobile correlithm object devices to emulate the functionality of one or more of sensors, nodes, and actors. The mobile correlithm object devices may be deployed to different parts of a system or network to perform particular tasks. The mobile correlithm object devices may periodically communicate with one another or with other elements of the correlithm object processing system.

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


Computer architecture for emulating a correlithm object processing system with traceability
Patent No. 10949495 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16298726 on 03/11/2019 (736 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to emulate a correlithm object system includes a memory that stores a node table. The node table identifies a plurality of source correlithm objects and a corresponding plurality of target correlithm objects. A node receives a first input correlithm object associated with a first timestamp, computes distances between the first input correlithm object and each of the source correlithm objects in the node table, and identifies a first source correlithm object from the node table with the shortest distance. The node identifies a first target correlithm object from the node table linked with the identified first source correlithm object, and outputs the first target correlithm object. The memory stores a node output table that identifies the first target correlithm object associated with the first source correlithm object, the first timestamp, and the computed distance between the first input correlithm object and the first source correlithm object.

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


Methods, systems, and computer program products for web browsing
Patent No. 10949507 

Inventor(s): Robert Paul Morris (Raleigh, NC)
Assignee(s): VULPECULA, LLC. (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: The Caldwell Firm, LLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16151312 on 10/03/2018 (895 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method is provided, comprising: developing at least a portion of a particular application that is configured to be installed on at least one device including an operating system, a web browser, and another application; developing a web page that includes a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) link; causing the web page that includes the HTTP link to be hosted by at least one server in connection with a web site; causing to be stored, in connection with the particular application, first information identifying at least one aspect of the web site; causing to be stored, at the at least one server, second information identifying the particular application; via at least one network, receiving, at the at least one server and from the at least one device, a first request initiated via the web browser of the at least one device; and in response to the first request, serving, to the at least one device via the at least one network, the web page that includes the HTTP link such that, in response to a selection of the HTTP link via the web browser of the at least one device, the HTTP link causes the operating system to: based on a first result of an analysis involving the first information and the second information, open the HTTP link utilizing the particular application of the at least one device, and based on a second result of the analysis involving the first information and the second information, open the HTTP link utilizing the web browser

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


Managing grouped student devices with timed locks
Patent No. 10949510 

Inventor(s): Bill DeWeese (Haltom City, TX), Kevin McKeithan (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): AirWatch, LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Clayton, McKay Bailey, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16215760 on 12/11/2018 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein can allow a teacher to manage student devices in a classroom setting by grouping student devices on a graphical user interface and using the interface to set locks with respect to the groups of student devices. Lock requests can be received and managed by a server, which can issue file locks, web locks, and application locks. These locks can restrict file access, website access, and application access, respectively, on the students” personal mobile devices. Additionally, the teacher device can allow the teacher to provide timing information in conjunction with the lock requests, which can control when to lock and/or unlock the student devices.

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


Secure firmware provisioning and device binding mechanism
Patent No. 10949537 

Inventor(s): Massimo Panzica (Biancavilla, , IT), Maurizio Gentili (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16175699 on 10/30/2018 (868 days app to issue)

Abstract: Electronic computing devices provide a method to update firmware. The method includes receiving a firmware image at an electronic device, the electronic device having a processor and a memory arranged to store instructions executed by the processor. In the electronic device, a unique device identifier is retrieved and a random number is generated. The generated random number is securely stored. The random number and a representation of the unique device identifier are computationally combined to create a device-binding value, and an address-offset is generated from the device-binding value. The firmware image is stored in the memory at the address-offset.

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


Security policy enforcement based on dynamic security context updates
Patent No. 10949540 

Inventor(s): Andrew T. Fausak (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Egan, Enders Huston LLP. (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15926551 on 03/20/2018 (1092 days app to issue)

Abstract: An information handling system (IHS) includes a memory having a BIOS, at least one sensor that generates security related data for the IHS, a controller, and one or more I/O drivers. The memory, at least one sensor and controller operate within a secure environment of the IHS; the I/O driver(s) operate outside of the secure environment. The controller includes a security policy management engine, which is executable during runtime of the IHS to continuously monitor security related data generated by the at least one sensor, determine whether the security related data violates at least one security policy rule specified for the IHS, and provide a notification of security policy violation to the BIOS, if the security related data violates at least one security policy rule. The I/O driver(s) include a security enforcement engine, which is executable to receive the notification of security policy violation from the BIOS, and perform at least one security measure in response thereto.

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


Method and system for preventing unauthorized processor mode switches
Patent No. 10949571 

Inventor(s): Gregory R. Conti (Saint Paul, , FR)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16444253 on 06/18/2019 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to a system having a processor adapted to activate multiple security levels for the system and a monitoring device coupled to the processor and employing security rules pertaining to the multiple security levels. The monitoring device restricts usage of the system if the processor activates the security levels in a sequence contrary to the security rules.

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


Method for comprehensive integration verification of mixed-signal circuits
Patent No. 10949594 

Inventor(s): Sudhakar Surendran (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16658794 on 10/21/2019 (512 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include methods for verifying mixed-signal circuit design, in which an executable specification file is generated including integration abstractions that represent an intended integration of ports and digital circuit blocks of the mixed-signal design, a formal properties file is automatically generated from the executable specification file, an analog circuit component of the mixed-signal circuit design is modeled as a digital circuit component in a model file, at least one analog circuit block of the mixed-signal circuit design is modeled as one or more ports in the model file, and correspondence of connections of the formal properties file and the model file is verified with the mixed-signal circuit design to generate a coverage report file.

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


Performing an iterative bundle adjustment for an imaging device
Patent No. 10949646 

Inventor(s): Manish Goel (Plano, TX), Yuming Zhu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16399519 on 04/30/2019 (686 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of performing an iterative bundle adjustment for an imaging device is described. The method comprising implementing a plurality of functions in performing a bundle adjustment. Predetermined functions of the plurality of functions may be started using a processor for a second iteration in parallel with a first iteration of the plurality of functions. A result of the predetermined functions started during the first iteration may be used in a second iteration. An output of the bundle adjustment may then be generated for successive iterations.

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


Visual inspection support using extended reality
Patent No. 10949672 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Anna, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16832174 on 03/27/2020 (354 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device having extended reality capabilities may capture a video feed including one or more video frames depicting an object that is visible in a field of view of the device. The device may provide the one or more video frames to a machine learning model that identifies the object and one or more parts of the object that are depicted in the one or more video frames. The device may obtain positional tracking information that represents a position and an orientation associated with the object relative to a coordinate space that corresponds to the field of view of the device. The device may obtain a workflow including a sequence of content items for visually inspecting the object using the extended reality capabilities of the device. The device may render digital content associated with the workflow using the extended reality capabilities of the device.

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


Method and apparatus for determining summation of pixel characteristics for rectangular region of digital image avoiding non-aligned loads using multiple copies of input data
Patent No. 10949694 

Inventor(s): Deepak Kumar Poddar (Bangalore, , IN), Pramod Kumar Swami (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16580434 on 09/24/2019 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of determining a summation of pixel characteristics for a rectangular region of a digital image includes determining if a base address for a data element in an integral image buffer is aligned for an SIMD operation by a processor embedded in an electronic assembly configured to perform Haar-like feature calculations. The data element represents a corner of the rectangular region of an integral image. The integral image is a representation of the digital image. The integral image is formed by data elements stored in the integral image buffer. The data element is loaded from the integral image buffer to the processor when the base address is aligned for the SIMD operation. An offset data element of an offset integral image is loaded from an offset integral buffer when the base address is non-aligned for the SIMD operation. The offset data element represents the corner of the rectangular region.

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


Optimization of multiple criteria in journey planning
Patent No. 10949751 

Inventor(s): Luis Rafael Ulloa Paredes (London, , GB), Vassilissa Lehoux (Grenoble, , FR)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fay Sharpe LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15819096 on 11/21/2017 (1211 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method identify Pareto optimal candidate paths between an origin and a destination for which no other candidate path is strictly better on one of a predefined set of criteria and at least as good on all the others. A constraint is defined for each of the criteria, based on user input. A set of Pareto optimal candidate paths is identified, from an origin to a destination, which respect these constraints. The identification may include, in a search graph composed of nodes connected by edges, iteratively advancing each of a set of possible paths from an origin node by exactly one exit node and updating labels of the exit nodes reached. The exit node labels each include a value for each of the criteria. Labels of reached exit nodes that are dominated by another label of that reached node are removed. Pareto optimal candidate path(s) is/are identified.

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


Telecommunication network technician scheduling via multi-agent randomized greedy search
Patent No. 10949782 

Inventor(s): Rudolph Mappus (Plano, TX), Sang Han (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16211947 on 12/06/2018 (831 days app to issue)

Abstract: A processing system may obtain a loan graph including a travel cost for network technicians between adjacent work centers of a telecommunication network, each network technician assigned to a work center, and obtain work quantities for each work center for a day, at least a first work center having excess work for network technicians assigned to the first work center. The processing system may select, in accordance with an objective function, moves by a first subset of network technicians comprising moves to adjacent work centers from the work centers to which the first subset is assigned, select in accordance with the objective function, moves by a second subset of network technicians comprising moves to adjacent work centers from work centers to which the second subset is assigned, and generate a work plan for the day for the network technicians in accordance with the moves.

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


Systems, methods, and computer program products for providing a contactless protocol
Patent No. 10949832 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Tomczak (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Google LLC (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Dority Manning, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16414734 on 05/16/2019 (670 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products are provided for managing contactless transactions. A first tap is performed when a system is placed within a predetermined proximity to a payment terminal. A first select command including an AID corresponding to a first application is received from the payment terminal. A first response based on the first select command is transmitted to the payment terminal. A data request including information indicating supported data types is received from the payment terminal. A second response based on the data request and including transaction data is transmitted to the payment terminal. The transaction data includes at least a portion of commerce data stored in the at least one memory.

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


Systems and methods for ghost card creation via a browser extension
Patent No. 10949834 

Inventor(s): Huihui Wu (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15909721 on 03/01/2018 (1111 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments described herein disclose methods and systems for identifying that a user is accessing a retailer or service provider website and automatically enabling an interactive window that includes personalized user information. The system can detect that the user is accessing a payment webpage associated with the website, and, in response, generate a selectable list of payment instruments associated with the user. When the user selects a payment instrument, the system can create an electronic ghost card linked to the payment instrument and the electronic ghost card information can be input into the payment webpage.

[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]


Media enhanced shopping systems with data mining functionalities
Patent No. 10949910 

Inventor(s): David Brice (Plano, TX), Steve Carpenter (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Media Cart Holdings, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14546855 on 11/18/2014 (2310 days app to issue)

Abstract: A media enhanced shopping cart system comprises a shopping cart, a locationing component, and a display component for displaying at least one advertisement for a product based on the location of the shopping cart within the store, wherein the locationing component is further operable to determine a location of the product within the store relative to the shopping cart, and wherein the display component is further operable to display an indication of the location of the advertised product relative to the location of the shopping cart.

[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]


Loss mitigation implementing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS)
Patent No. 10949929 

Inventor(s): Timothy W. Ryan (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16739575 on 01/10/2020 (431 days app to issue)

Abstract: Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) may facilitate insurance-related tasks. UAVs may actively be dispatched to an insured asset and the area surrounding an insured asset, such as with the policyholder or insured”s permission and collect data related to the insured asset, such as images, video, audio, weather conditions, thermal signatures, wood and soil samples, etc., and transmit this data to a computing device. The computing device may be associated with and/or utilized by an insurance provider to perform insurance-related tasks, such as processing the data to determine an amount of risk associated with the insured asset. If the amount of risk has increased, the computing device may provide a recommendation to a mobile device of the policyholder on how to reduce the risk such that corrective action may be taken. Insurance discounts may be provided based upon following recommendations that mitigate risk.

[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]


Estate resource system for settlement of estate assets
Patent No. 10949937 

Inventor(s): Paige Wilbur (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: Shumaker Sieffert, P.A. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15339529 on 10/31/2016 (1597 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are described that provide a centralized system to coordinate the disparate teams involved in settling or reconciling the affairs of a given estate. These techniques provide a centralized estate resource system (ERS) to create, manage, track, and coordinate task checklists and actions for each of the teams including interactions between teams. The ERS may assign specific personnel within each team to a given estate, send notifications and warnings to appropriate team members when tasks are due or complete, and facilitate messaging between team members to communicate when information is needed or has become available. The ERS may provide updated status and information across teams without violating privacy or security regulations, as may be the case with email, text messages, or voice messages. In addition, the ERS may provide a centralized repository for information, thus avoiding repeated queries for the same information and documents to the decedent”s representative.

[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]


Mobile correctional facility robots
Patent No. 10949940 

Inventor(s): Stephen Hodge (Plano, 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: 15491720 on 04/19/2017 (1427 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to mobile correctional facility robots and systems and methods for coordinating mobile correctional facility robots to perform various tasks in a correctional facility. The mobile correctional facility robots can be used to perform many of the tasks traditionally assigned to correctional facility guards to help reduce the number of guards needed in any given correctional facility. When cooperation is employed among multiple mobile correctional facility robots to execute tasks, a central controller can be used to coordinate the efforts of the multiple robots to improve the performance of the overall system of robots as compared to the performance of the robots when working in uncoordinated effort to execute the tasks.

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


Processing image data in a composite image
Patent No. 10949959 

Inventor(s): Hamid Rahim Sheikh (Allen, TX), Ibrahim Pekkucuksen (Plano, TX), John W Glotzbach (Allen, TX), Ruiwen Zhen (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-Si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16278209 on 02/18/2019 (757 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of processing image data in a composite image is described. The method comprises analyzing a multi-level blending of images of the composite image; identifying sharp transition boundary areas of the composite image; applying less attenuation for higher levels of multi-level blending of the composite image in the sharp transition boundary areas; and applying more attenuation for lower levels of multi-level blending of the composite image in the sharp transition boundary areas.

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


Impact-induced lighting to mitigate post-accident risk
Patent No. 10950131 

Inventor(s): Bradly J. Billman (Celina, TX), Snehal Desai (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16915428 on 06/29/2020 (260 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to safety lighting devices for automotive vehicles. A safety lighting system coupled to an automotive vehicle includes a power source that is independent of an electrical system of the vehicle. The system also includes a lighting feature electrically coupled to the power source, wherein the lighting feature is configured to activate in response to an impact event.

[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]


Method for reduced computation of t-matrix training for speaker recognition
Patent No. 10950243 

Inventor(s): Milind Borkar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ILLUMA Labs Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: MB IP Analysts, LLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16290399 on 03/01/2019 (746 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for improving T-matrix training for speaker recognition are provided. The method includes receiving an audio input, divisible into a plurality of audio frames, wherein at least a first audio frame includes an audio sample of a human speaker, the sample having a length above a first threshold; generating for each audio frame a feature vector; generating for a first plurality of feature vectors centered statistics of at least a zero order and a first order; generating a first i-vector, the first i-vector representing the human speaker; generating an optimized T-matrix training sequence computation, based on the first i-vector, an initialized T-matrix, the centered statistics, and a Gaussian mixture model (GMM) of a trained universal background model (UBM).

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


System and method for speaker authentication and identification
Patent No. 10950244 

Inventor(s): Milind Borkar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ILLUMA Labs LLC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: MB IP Analysts, LLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16385511 on 04/16/2019 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for enrolling a speaker in a speaker authentication and identification system (AIS), the method comprising: generating a user account, the user account comprising: a user identifier based on one or more metadata elements associated with an audio input received from an end device; generating a first i-vector from an audio frame of the audio input, a trained T-matrix, and a Universal Background Model (UBM), wherein the first i-vector generation comprises an optimized computation; and associating the user account with the first i-vector.

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


Methods for on-die memory termination and memory devices and systems employing the same
Patent No. 10950282 

Inventor(s): Gary Howe (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16540011 on 08/13/2019 (581 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses related to memory operation with on-die termination (ODT) are provided. A memory device may be configured to provide ODT at a first portion (e.g., rank) during multiple communications at a second portion (e.g., rank). For example, a memory device may receive a first command instructing a first portion to perform a first communication and instructing a second portion to enter an ODT mode. The device may perform, with the first portion, the first communication with a host while the second portion is in the ODT mode. The device may receive a second command instructing the first portion to perform a second communication, and the device may perform, with the first portion, the second communication while the second portion remains in the ODT mode. The second portion may persist in the ODT mode for an indicated number of communications, or until instructed to exit the ODT mode.

[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)


Apparatuses and methods to perform duty cycle adjustment with back-bias voltage
Patent No. 10950291 

Inventor(s): Michael V. Ho (Allen, TX), Myung Ho Bae (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16661784 on 10/23/2019 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary semiconductor device includes a clock generator circuit configured to generate a clock signal, and a duty cycle adjustment circuit configured to receive the clock signal. The duty cycle adjustment circuit includes an adjuster circuit configured to receive a back-bias voltage and to adjust a duty cycle of the clock signal based on the back-bias voltage to provide an output clock signal.

[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)


Lifetime mixed level non-volatile memory system
Patent No. 10950300 

Inventor(s): G. R. Mohan Rao (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Vervain, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16006299 on 06/12/2018 (1008 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flash controller for managing at least one MLC non-volatile memory module and at least one SLC non-volatile memory module. The flash controller is adapted to determine if a range of addresses listed by an entry and mapped to said at least one MLC non-volatile memory module fails a data integrity test. In the event of such a failure, the controller remaps said entry to an equivalent range of addresses of said at least one SLC non-volatile memory module. The flash controller is further adapted to determine which of the blocks in the MLC and SLC non-volatile memory modules are accessed most frequently and allocating those blocks that receive frequent writes to the SLC non-volatile memory module and those blocks that receive infrequent writes to the MLC non-volatile memory module.

[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)


Boosting read scheme with back-gate bias
Patent No. 10950311 

Inventor(s): Ippei Yasuda (Mie, , JP), Ken Oowada (Fujisawa, , JP), Kiyohiko Sakakibara (Mie, , JP), Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16456036 on 06/28/2019 (627 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for reducing read disturb using NAND strings with poly-silicon channels and p-type doped source lines are described. During a boosted read operation for a selected memory cell transistor in a NAND string, a back-gate bias or bit line voltage may be applied to a bit line connected to the NAND string and a source line voltage greater than the bit line voltage may be applied to a source line connected to the NAND string; with these bias conditions, electrons may be injected from the bit line and annihilated in the source line during the read operation. To avoid leakage currents through NAND strings in non-selected memory blocks, the threshold voltages of source-side select gate transistors of the NAND strings may be set to a negative threshold voltage that has an absolute voltage value greater than the source line voltage applied during the read operation.

[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)


Intelligent programmable policies for network functions
Patent No. 10951719 

Inventor(s): Anuj Dutia (Irving, TX), Manish Srivastava (Frisco, TX), Ramesh Nadella (Allen, TX), Sivanaga Ravi Kumar Chunduru Venkata (Irving, TX), Susmitha Hymasree Pulakhandam (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16723287 on 12/20/2019 (452 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods described herein provide unified policy management framework network functions in enterprise networks. The systems and methods store an abstract micro-service template configured from predefined configuration elements; receive descriptive information for a vendor-specific micro-service that corresponds to the abstract micro-service template; solicit first customer labels for at least some of the predefined configuration elements associated with a group of users for a micro-service on a customer network; solicit second customer labels for other of the predefined configuration elements associated with applications used on the customer network; generate a vendor-agnostic micro-service template using the first customer labels, the second customer labels, and the abstract micro-service template; convert, based on the descriptive information, the vendor-agnostic micro-service template into a vendor-specific micro-service template for the customer; and generate, based on the vendor-specific micro-service template, a network policy for enforcement across multiple sites of the customer network.

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


 

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One or more doors with one or more angled side flanges for electrical panel enclosure
Patent No. 10947773 

Inventor(s): Jason S. Mevius (McKinney, TX), Ken Huggins (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Cooper Technologies Company (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Stinson LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15816790 on 11/17/2017 (1215 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrical panel enclosure includes a door hingedly secured to an enclosure body at the front side of the enclosure body. The door includes a door panel having a planar door panel body with opposite first and second side edge margins, and a first side door flange extending rearwardly from the first side edge margin of the door panel body. The first side door flange extends at an angle greater than 90 degrees relative to the planar door panel body.

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


Integration of finFET device
Patent No. 10950488 

Inventor(s): Kwanyong Lim (Plano, TX), Ryoung-han Kim (Plano, TX), Youn Sung Choi (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16414525 on 05/16/2019 (670 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit containing finFETs may be formed with fins extending above isolation oxide. A first finFET and a second finFET have exposed fin heights which are different by at least 25 percent. The exposed fin height is a vertical height of a sidewall of the fin above the isolation oxide. Gates are formed over the fins. In one version, a fin height of the first finFET is less than a fin height of the second finFET; a thickness of the isolation oxide adjacent to fins of the first finFET and the second finFET is substantially uniform. The fin height is the height of a top of the fin above the substrate. In another version, the isolation oxide is thinner at the first finFET than at the second finFET; the fin heights of the first finFET and the second finFET are substantially equal.

[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]


Devices and methods for radiation hardening integrated circuits using shallow trench isolation
Patent No. 10950489 

Inventor(s): Emily Ann Donnelly (Whitesboro, TX)
Assignee(s): TallannQuest LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16937881 on 07/24/2020 (235 days app to issue)

Abstract: Designs for radiation hardening CMOS devices and integrated circuits using shallow trench isolation (STI) improve total ionizing dose (TID) radiation response by reducing the leakage currents from source to drain associated with corners and sidewalls of trench insulator edges passing under the gate in an NMOS device while maintaining high breakdown voltage. A silicide block pattern is used in combination with pullback of N+ source and drain regions from at least a portion of these edges of the active region. Additional p-type implants along these edges further increase parasitic threshold voltages and enhance radiation hardness. A process for fabricating devices and integrated circuits incorporating these features is also provided. These techniques and processes are applied to exemplary low-voltage NMOS transistors having straight gates and to high-voltage annular-gate devices, as well as to device-to-device isolation in integrated circuits.

[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 containing alternating stack of source layers and drain layers and vertical gate electrodes
Patent No. 10950626 

Inventor(s): James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Murshed Chowdhury (Fremont, CA), Raiden Matsuno (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16539124 on 08/13/2019 (581 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of source layers and drain layers located over a substrate, gate electrodes vertically extending through each of the source layers and the drain layers of the alternating stack, memory films laterally surrounding a respective one of the gate electrodes, and semiconductor channels laterally surrounding a respective one of the memory films and connected to a respective vertically neighboring pair of a source layer and a drain layer. An array of memory openings can vertically extend through the alternating stack, and each of the gate electrodes can be located within a respective one of the memory openings.

[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 split memory cells and methods of forming the same
Patent No. 10950627 

Inventor(s): Shunsuke Takuma (Yokkaichi, , JP), Takaaki Iwai (Nagoya, , JP), Tatsuya Hinoue (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16707541 on 12/09/2019 (463 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes alternating stacks of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate. Each of the alternating stacks laterally extend along a first horizontal direction, and neighboring pairs of the alternating stacks are laterally spaced apart along a horizontal direction by laterally alternating sequences of memory openings and dielectric pillar structures. Each of the memory openings contains a respective memory opening fill structure that includes a dielectric core, a first vertical semiconductor channel, a second vertical semiconductor channel, a first memory film, and a second memory film. The dielectric core contacts a pair of dielectric pillar structures among the dielectric pillar structures of the laterally alternating sequences.

[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 flat NAND memory device having high mobility channels and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10950629 

Inventor(s): Fei Zhou (San Jose, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Senaka Krishna Kanakamedala (San Jose, CA), Yao-Sheng Lee (Tampa, FL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16877535 on 05/19/2020 (301 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes alternating stacks of insulating strips and electrically conductive strips laterally spaced apart by line trenches, and an alternating two-dimensional array of memory stack assemblies and dielectric pillar structures located in the line trenches. Each of the line trenches is filled with a respective laterally alternating sequence of memory stack assemblies and dielectric pillar structures. Each memory stack assembly includes a vertical semiconductor channel and a pair of memory film. The vertical semiconductor channel includes a semiconductor channel layer having large grains, which can be provided by a selective semiconductor growth from seed semiconductor material layers, sacrificial semiconductor material layers, or a single crystalline semiconductor material in a semiconductor substrate underlying the alternating stacks.

[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]


Tunable imaging systems and methods thereof
Patent No. 10950638 

Inventor(s): Paul Schmalenberg (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: 16370273 on 03/29/2019 (718 days app to issue)

Abstract: An imaging system comprises a tuner and an image sensor including a plurality of pixel sensors. Each pixel sensor includes a photodetector, a stack of two or more filter layers comprising a given transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD), and one or more transparent glass layers positioned between adjacent filter layers. The stack selectively transmits received radiation to the photodetector based on a transmissivity of the filter layers, the transmissivity being based on a tuning context of the tuner. The imaging system sets the tuning context of the tuner and, for each of the pixel sensors, measures an intensity of radiation received from the stacks by the photodetector, determines a transmissivity of the stack based on both (i) the given TMD and (ii) the tuning context, and determines an intensity of radiation received by the pixel sensor at the stack based on the measured intensity and the determined transmissivity.

[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]


Electrostatic discharge guard ring with complementary drain extended devices
Patent No. 10950720 

Inventor(s): David LaFonteese (Redwood City, CA), Sameer Pendharkar (Allen, TX), Seetharaman Sridhar (Richardson, TX), Sunglyong Kim (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15790780 on 10/23/2017 (1240 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection structure that provides snapback protections to one or more high voltage circuit components. The ESD protection structure can be integrated along a peripheral region of a high voltage circuit, such as a high side gate driver of a driver circuit. The ESD protection structure includes a p-channel device and an n-channel device. The p-channel device includes an n-type barrier region circumscribing a p-type drain region with an n-type body region. The p-channel device may be positioned adjacent to the n-channel device and a high voltage junction diode.

[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]


Vertical gate all-around transistor
Patent No. 10950722 

Inventor(s): Carl Radens (LaGrangeville, NY), John H. Zhang (Altamont, NY), Lawrence A. Clevenger (LaGrangeville, NY), Yiheng Xu (Hopewell Junction, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14588337 on 12/31/2014 (2267 days app to issue)

Abstract: Vertical GAA FET structures are disclosed in which a current-carrying nanowire is oriented substantially perpendicular to the surface of a silicon substrate. The vertical GAA FET is intended to meet design and performance criteria for the 7 nm technology generation. In some embodiments, electrical contacts to the drain and gate terminals of the vertically oriented GAA FET can be made via the backside of the substrate. Examples are disclosed in which various n-type and p-type transistor designs have different contact configurations. In one example, a backside gate contact extends through the isolation region between adjacent devices. Other embodiments feature dual gate contacts for circuit design flexibility. The different contact configurations can be used to adjust metal pattern density.

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


Lead-based alloy and related processes and products
Patent No. 10950859 

Inventor(s): Matthew T. Raiford (Dallas, TX), R. David Prengaman (Dallas, TX), Timothy W. Ellis (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): RSR Technologies, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16689415 on 11/20/2019 (482 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lead-based alloy containing alloying additions of bismuth, antimony, arsenic, and tin is used for the production of doped leady oxides, lead-acid battery active materials, lead-acid battery electrodes, and lead-acid batteries.

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


Radio and power pole
Patent No. 10950921 

Inventor(s): Lance Norrell (Venus, TX), Wesley S. Taylor (Raleigh, NC)
Assignee(s): Sabre Industries Inc. (Alvarado, TX)
Law Firm: Advent, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16901469 on 06/15/2020 (274 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radio and power pole that includes a pipe defining a longitudinal interior cavity for storing modular electronic equipment (e.g., radios) is described. The radio and power pole can also include mounting channels extending longitudinally proximate to an interior surface of the interior cavity of the pipe, a structural spine extending longitudinally through the interior cavity of the pipe, ribs spaced apart from one another proximate to the interior surface throughout the interior cavity of the pipe, doors for accessing the interior cavity of the pipe, and a vent trap. The radio and power pole can be configured as a direct bury radio and power pole (possibly including one or more vaults). A radio and power pole can include a precast pier connected to the pipe and configured to support the pipe when the pier is inserted into the ground. A radio and power pole can include a bench disposed about the pipe.

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


Priority-based energy management
Patent No. 10950924 

Inventor(s): Wojciech Grohman (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15874228 on 01/18/2018 (1153 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for controlling operation of a plurality of appliances includes first and second appliances. The first appliance is configured to report a power consumption via a network. A second appliance is configured to operate dependent on the power consumption reported by the first appliance.

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


Modular low profile raceway to provide power and/or data connectivity
Patent No. 10950995 

Inventor(s): Clinton Strong (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Legrand Connectrac (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16819333 on 03/16/2020 (365 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, a raceway may be provided that is capable of providing power and/or data connectivity to items (e.g., devices, articles of furniture, etc.) coupled to the raceway. The raceway may be low profile. The raceway may be disposed on floor and/or under floor. The raceway may include an integrated power housing. The raceway may include segments that are selected, as desired for an application configuration, and that are coupleable to each other or other components of the raceway (e.g., nodes, joints, etc.). The housing of component(s) of the raceway may include a base and wall(s) with at least curved section and at least one straight section.

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


Ground fault current interrupter circuit
Patent No. 10951018 

Inventor(s): Julio E. Acosta (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16131739 on 09/14/2018 (914 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ground fault current interrupter circuit includes a plurality of comparators, threshold generation circuitry, and a plurality of timer circuits. Each of the comparators is configured to compare a threshold voltage to a signal representative of a difference of current flow to a load and current flow from the load. The threshold generation circuitry is configured to generate a plurality of different threshold voltages. Each of the different threshold voltages is provided as the threshold voltage for one of the comparators. Each of the comparators is coupled to one of the timer circuits, and the one of the timer circuits is configured to activate a fault signal responsive to activation of an output of the comparator for a time that is related to the threshold voltage provided to the comparator. The time increases with lower values of the threshold voltage.

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


Motor system with distributed winding structures
Patent No. 10951150 

Inventor(s): Hengchun Mao (Allen, TX), Xuezhong Jia (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Quanten Technologies, Inc. (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16102966 on 08/14/2018 (945 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system comprises a stator magnetically coupled to a rotor and a plurality of conductor assemblies distributed evenly along a perimeter of the device, wherein each conductor assembly is evenly distributed into at least two branches of conductors, and wherein each branch comprising a plurality of conductors, all the branches form a plurality of windings, wherein a winding comprises a positive segment and a negative segment, and wherein each segment has a plurality of branches, and wherein one segment is in more than two conductor assemblies and the plurality of windings is symmetrically divided into a plurality of groups, wherein each group of windings forms a balanced multi-phase system and is connected to a connection bar, and wherein at least two connection bars are isolated from each other.

[H02P] CONTROL OR REGULATION OF ELECTRIC MOTORS, ELECTRIC GENERATORS OR DYNAMO-ELECTRIC CONVERTERS; CONTROLLING TRANSFORMERS, REACTORS OR CHOKE COILS [4]


Method and apparatus for RC/CR phase error calibration of measurement receiver
Patent No. 10951202 

Inventor(s): Xuya Qiu (Summerfield, NC), Zhenguo Cheng (Superior, CO)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16041118 on 07/20/2018 (970 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a RC-CR circuit and a second circuit. The RC-CR circuit outputs a first signal at a first output node over a RC path, and a second signal at a second output node over a CR path. The second circuit is coupled to the RC-CR circuit at the first output node over the RC path. The second circuit includes an array of capacitors coupled in parallel and a plurality of switches, and each of the array of capacitors is connected, in series, to a corresponding switch in the plurality of switches. Each of the array of capacitors and its corresponding switch are coupled between the first output node and a ground. The plurality of switches is switched on or off such that the first signal and the second signal have a phase difference that falls within a predetermined phase range.

[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]


Radio-frequency digital-to-analog converter system
Patent No. 10951226 

Inventor(s): Rahul Sharma (Bengaluru, , IN), Sandeep Kesrimal Oswal (Bengaluru, , IN), Srinivasa Rao Madala (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16555160 on 08/29/2019 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digital-to-analog converter system has digital-to-analog converters, a common output, and a digital controller for transmitting first codes to one of the converters at a radio-frequency digital rate, and for transmitting second codes to another one of the converters at the same rate. The digital controller includes a timing system for operating each converter at the digital rate in a return-to-zero configuration, such that a signal from the first converter is transmitted to the common output while the second converter is reset, and vice versa. The digital-to-analog converter system can generate a radio-frequency analog signal having signals in first and second Nyquist zones simultaneously.

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


Multiplying digital to analog converter with increased multiplying bandwidth
Patent No. 10951227 

Inventor(s): Rajavelu Thinakaran (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16724817 on 12/23/2019 (449 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multiplying digital to analog converter (MDAC) includes a first resistor configured to be selectively connected to a current output node based on a first bit of a first portion of an input digital code and a second resistor configured to be selectively connected to the current output node based on a second bit of the first portion of the input digital code. A resistance of the second resistor is a resistance of the first resistor scaled by a factor. The MDAC further includes a first capacitor configured to be selectively connected to the current output node based on the first bit of the first portion and a second capacitor configured to be selectively connected to the current output node based on the second bit of the first portion. A capacitance of the second capacitor is a capacitance of the first capacitor scaled by an inverse of the factor.

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


Compression and decompression engines and compressed domain processors
Patent No. 10951231 

Inventor(s): Dan Bruck (Justin, TX)
Assignee(s): SiliconIP, Inc. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Lee Hayes, P.C. (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16946913 on 07/10/2020 (249 days app to issue)

Abstract: Compressed domain processors configured to perform operations on data compressed in a format that preserves order. The Compressed domain processors may include operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, sorting, and searching. In some cases, compression engines for compressing the data into the desired formats are provided.

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


Pseudo channel hopping in mesh networks without time synchronization
Patent No. 10951261 

Inventor(s): Arvind Kandhalu Raghu (Plano, TX), Kaichien Tsai (Allen, TX), Ramanuja Vedantham (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15424677 on 02/03/2017 (1502 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for pseudo channel hopping in a node of a wireless mesh network is provided that includes scanning each channel of a plurality of channels used for packet transmission by the node, wherein each channel is scanned for a scan dwell time associated with the channel, updating statistics for each channel based on packets received by the node during the scanning of the channel, and selecting a channel of the plurality of channels for scanning based on the statistics when the scan dwell time of a currently scanned channel ends.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Wireless system and device communication management
Patent No. 10951263 

Inventor(s): Hossam H. Hmimy (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Charter Communications Operating, LLC (St. Louis, MO)
Law Firm: Armis IP Law, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16260877 on 01/29/2019 (777 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one configuration, a wireless communication system includes one or more wireless communication devices and gateway hardware. The gateway hardware can be configured to notify the one or more wireless communication devices of a change associated with frequency hopping settings (such as switchover from first frequency hopping settings to second frequency hopping settings). Further, the gateway hardware can include a first radio frequency interface and a second radio frequency interface. In accordance with the frequency hopping settings, the gateway hardware: i) fixedly tunes the first radio frequency interface to a first wireless channel; and ii) while the first radio frequency interface is fixedly tuned to the first wireless channel, the gateway hardware dynamically tunes the second radio frequency interface to hop amongst multiple different wireless channels. The frequency hopping settings support different wireless power levels depending on a number of pseudorandom wireless channels that are hopped.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for two-way relaying with beamforming
Patent No. 10951275 

Inventor(s): Ali Yazdan Panah (Austin, TX), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16354641 on 03/15/2019 (732 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for two-way relaying with beamforming are provided. A method for relay operations includes estimating communications channels between a relay and communications devices coupled to the relay, storing data contained in the transmissions, storing data contained in the transmissions, precoding a transmission including a subset of the stored data with a precoding matrix, and transmitting the precoded transmission. The estimating is based on transmissions made by the communications devices in the subset of communications devices, and the precoding matrix is based on estimates of the communications channels.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Hybrid mobility and radio resource management mechanisms
Patent No. 10951285 

Inventor(s): Aimin Justin Sang (San Diego, CA), Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Hongcheng Zhuang (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15587309 on 05/04/2017 (1412 days app to issue)

Abstract: A communication device includes a level one (L[b]1[/b]) processing element configured to measure downlink (DL) reference signals from multiple beams received via a transceiver to generate L[b]1[/b] data describing the multiple beams. The device also includes a level two (L[b]2[/b]) processing element configured to consolidate, select, or filter the multiple beams responsive to the L[b]1[/b] data to produce L[b]2[/b] data corresponding to one or more of the multiple beams in a first cell that are consistent with preconfigured parameters. Furthermore, the device includes a level three (L[b]3[/b]) processing element coupled to the L[b]1[/b] and L[b]2[/b] processing elements and configured to generate L[b]3[/b] data corresponding to one or more of the multiple beams in each of the first cell and a second cell. The device also includes a report generator coupled to the L[b]1[/b], L[b]2[/b]and L[b]3[/b] processing elements and configured to generate a report for a mobility event.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


5G new radio beam refinement procedure
Patent No. 10951301 

Inventor(s): Yang Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16736557 on 01/07/2020 (434 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for a wireless device to perform methods to implement mechanisms for a UE to request a beam quality measurement procedure. A user equipment device may be configured to perform a method including performing transmitting a request to perform a beam quality measurement procedure for downlink receptions (e.g., a P3 procedure) to a base station/network entity, receiving instructions to perform the beam quality measurement procedure from the base station, and transmitting results of the beam quality measurement procedure to the base station. In some embodiments, transmission of the request may be response to at least one trigger condition and/or detection of a condition at the UE. The request may include an indication of a preferred timing offset. The instructions to perform the beam quality measurement procedure may include a schedule for the beam quality measurement.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


System and method for inter-basic service set communications
Patent No. 10951302 

Inventor(s): Diana Maamari (Palatine, IL), George Calcev (Hoffman Estates, IL), Majid Ghanbarinejad (Chicago, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16272586 on 02/11/2019 (764 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for multiple association includes associating with a first access point (AP) in a primary basic service set (BSS), associating with a second AP in a secondary BSS, informing the first and second APs of an inter-BSS relaying capability of a doubly-associated station, and relaying data between the first AP and the second AP.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for CSI reporting
Patent No. 10951382 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Hongbo Si (Plano, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16656498 on 10/17/2019 (516 days app to issue)

Abstract: For CSI reporting mechanisms, a user equipment (UE) includes a transceiver and a processor operably connected to the transceiver. The transceiver is configured to receive channel state information (CSI) process configuration information including at least one beamformed type associated with a plurality of non-zero-power (NZP) CSI reference signal (CSI-RS) resource configurations and receive a CSI-RS resource index (CRI) reporting configuration. The processor is configured to calculate, in response to receipt of the configuration information, a CRI and a channel quality indicator (CQI). The transceiver is further configured to report the CRI and the CQI by transmitting the CRI and the CQI on an uplink channel.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Indication of interoperability and deployment tested time-division duplex slot formats
Patent No. 10951386 

Inventor(s): Hongyan Lei (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16288599 on 02/28/2019 (747 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject matter described herein are directed towards indicating to a wireless network device which time-division duplex slot patterns (slot formats) are supported by a user equipment device, e.g., which slot patterns have went through interoperability and deployment testing (IODT) successfully with respect to the type of user equipment device. With the supported slot pattern information, the network can make an intelligent decision on scheduling downlink/uplink ratios, while selecting a slot pattern that the user equipment device is known to support. In one aspect, the technology adds a ”Slot format IODTed” information element in the user equipment device capability information, which the network obtains when the user equipment device reports its capabilities to the network. In another aspect, the network can query the user equipment device for the supported slot format information.

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


Method and apparatus for synchronization signal design
Patent No. 10951448 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Hongbo Si (Plano, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16544143 on 08/19/2019 (575 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a base station (BS) for transmitting synchronization signals in a wireless communication system. The method comprises generating a primary synchronization signal (PSS) including one of multiple PSS sequences that is generated based on a M-sequence of length 127 in a frequency domain, wherein the PSS indicates part of cell identification (ID) information using a cyclic shift performed on the M-sequence generating the PSS; generating a secondary synchronization signal (SSS) including one of multiple SSS sequences that is generated based on multiple BPSK modulated M-sequences of length 127 in the frequency domain, wherein the SSS indicates the cell ID information using cyclic shifts performed on the M-sequences generating the SSS; and transmitting, to a user equipment (UE), the PSS and SSS over downlink channels.

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


System and method for a service-based interface architecture
Patent No. 10951497 

Inventor(s): David Taft (Keller, TX), Imtiyaz Shaikh (Irving, TX), Jerry Steben (Fort Worth, TX), Maqbool Chauhan (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16126238 on 09/10/2018 (918 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may configure a centralized performance indicator data store for a plurality of network function devices included in a telecommunications system. The centralized performance indicator data store may be accessible by the plurality of network function devices on a management bus of the telecommunications system via a service-based interface. The device may subscribe the centralized performance indicator data store to a message class associated with performance indicator data that is generated by the plurality of network function devices. The device may receive, from the plurality of network function devices, one or more published communications associated with the message class. The one or more published communications may include the performance indicator data. The device may store the performance indicator data in the centralized performance indicator data store.

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


Proxy auto-configuration for directing client traffic to a cloud proxy
Patent No. 10951589 

Inventor(s): John Devasia (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Cambridge, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16211372 on 12/06/2018 (831 days app to issue)

Abstract: Among other things, this document describes systems, methods and devices for providing a cloud proxy auto-config (PAC) function for clients connected to a private network, such as an enterprise network. The teachings hereof are of particular use with cloud hosted proxy services provided by server deployments outside of the private network (e.g., external to the enterprise or other organizational network). This document also describes systems, methods and devices for providing a proxy auto-config (PAC) function for clients connected to a third party network, such as when the client moves outside of the enterprise network.

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


Cross-application identity and access management
Patent No. 10951625 

Inventor(s): Abdul Zafar (Plano, TX), Praveen Jadhav (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Accenture Global Solutions Limited (Dublin, , IE)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16178150 on 11/01/2018 (866 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are described for unified identity and access management (IAM) across multiple applications in a distributed (e.g., cloud) computing environment. Implementations provide for IAM across multiple applications through use of a single, unified IAM tool including an IAM interface. The IAM tool can manage user identity and user access rights for multiple applications in the platform environment. The IAM tool can also employ a unified IAM database, which stores user profiles that each describes user access rights for a user in one or more applications. Through use of the unified IAM tool, an operator can access a single interface to manage user identity and access privileges across multiple applications which may have their own identity management interfaces, with user roles in different applications mapped through use of an equivalency matrix in some cases. The IAM tool can be used to add, remove, or edit user access privileges for multiple applications.

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


Peer to peer communications for repairing wireless multicast/broadcast delivered content
Patent No. 10951694 

Inventor(s): Mansoor Ali Shah Mohammed (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16283024 on 02/22/2019 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for repairing multicast/broadcast content via peer to peer communications, which includes receiving at least a part of a file transmitted by a wireless multicast/broadcast service (WMBS) session via an access network; exchanging, via a peer to peer network, completion messages between the UE device and peer UE devices upon completion of the WMBS session; identifying an amount of the file received at the UE device, and amounts of the file received at each of peer UE devices based on the exchanged completion messages; sending repair data to repair the file on each peer UE devices in response to identifying that the UE device received the entire file; and sending repair data via the peer to peer network, obtained from the access network, in response to identifying that the UE device received less than the entire file and more of the file than each of the group of peer UE devices.

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


Multi-channel cognitive resource platform
Patent No. 10951720 

Inventor(s): Maruthi Shanmugam (Plano, TX), Ramakrishna R. Yannam (Plano, TX), Shahram Khosraviani (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15427506 on 02/08/2017 (1497 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for providing a multi-channel cognitive resource platform configured for intelligent, proactive and responsive communication with a user, via a user device. The system is further configured to perform one or more user activities, in an integrated manner, within a single interface of the user device, without requiring the user to operate disparate applications. Furthermore, the system is configured to receive user input through multiple communication channels such as a textual communication channel and an audio communication channel. The system is further configured to switch between the various communication channels seamlessly, and in real-time.

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


Systems and methods for utilizing machine learning to detect and determine whether call forwarding is authorized
Patent No. 10951770 

Inventor(s): Lulia Ann Barakat (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16385806 on 04/16/2019 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device receives, from a server device, a request to determine whether a call is authorized to be forwarded, where the call is intended to be established between the server device and a first client device via a network, and the call is forwarded from the first client device to a second client device. The device receives, from the network, network data associated with the call and account data associated with a first user of the first client device. The device determines that the call is forwarded based on the network data, and processes the account data and information indicating that the call is forwarded, with a machine learning model, to determine a score indicating whether the call is authorized to be forwarded. The device provides the score to the server device to cause the server device to perform one or more actions.

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


Systems and methods to order a content item deliverable via a media service
Patent No. 10951861 

Inventor(s): Mary McCarthy (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15799239 on 10/31/2017 (1232 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a first device from a server via a first network associated with a wireless service, an offer for a content item that is deliverable via a multimedia service to a second device distinct from the first device. The offer is based on a characteristic of use of the second device. The method includes receiving, at the first device, input indicating acceptance of the offer. The method also includes sending, from the first device to the server via the wireless service, information indicating acceptance of the offer responsive to the input. Based on the information, the server is configured to send the content item to the second device.

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


Distributed multi-screen array for high density display
Patent No. 10951883 

Inventor(s): Jordan David Lamkin (Fort Worth, TX), Kyle Martin Ringgenberg (Fort Worth, TX), Mark A. Lamkin (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15890816 on 02/07/2018 (1133 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic display assembly includes a circuit board and a plurality of display facets. Each display facet is coupled to one side of the circuit board. Each display facet includes a plurality of display pixels. Each display facet includes a selectable display resolution from a plurality of display resolutions. Each display facet is individually addressable such that the plurality of display facets are configurable to provide heterogeneous display resolutions. The circuit board includes a plurality of facet locations. Each particular facet location is configured to transmit signals to a particular display facet that is electrically coupled to the particular facet location, thereby displaying light on the particular display facet at a particular selected display resolution.

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


Extension data handling
Patent No. 10951899 

Inventor(s): Jonatan Samuelsson (Stockholm, , SE), Rickard Sjoberg (Stockholm, , SE)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16907139 on 06/19/2020 (270 days app to issue)

Abstract: A length indicator associated with an encoded representation of a slice is parsed. The length indicator is indicative of a length of an extension field present in a slice header of the encoded representation. A decoder can then determine to ignore, during decoding of the encoded representation, any value of the extension field in the slice header where these values are identified based on the length indicator. As a consequence, an extension field can be added to slice headers and still enable legacy decoders to correctly decode the encoded representations.

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


Image decoding method and image decoding apparatus using candidate motion vectors
Patent No. 10951911 

Inventor(s): Hisao Sasai (Osaka, , JP), Kyoko Tanikawa (Osaka, , JP), Takahiro Nishi (Nara, , JP), Toru Matsunobu (Osaka, , JP), Toshiyasu Sugio (Osaka, , JP), Youji Shibahara (Tokyo, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16553110 on 08/27/2019 (567 days app to issue)

Abstract: A decoding method and apparatus are provided. A first candidate having a first motion vector that has been used to decode a first block, a first prediction direction that corresponds to the first motion vector, and a first reference picture index that identifies a first reference picture is derived. A second candidate having a second motion vector that has been used to decode a second block, a second prediction direction that corresponds to the second motion vector, and a second reference picture index that identifies a second reference picture is derived. When a total number of candidates is less than a maximum number, a third candidate is derived by combining the first motion vector and the first reference picture index for the first prediction direction of the first candidate and the second motion vector and the second reference picture index for the second prediction direction of the second candidate.

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


System and method for transcoding media stream
Patent No. 10951925 

Inventor(s): Bradley Reitmeyer (Allen, TX), Christopher Joel Ribble (Garland, TX), Paul Martel (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): RESI MEDIA LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16710660 on 12/11/2019 (461 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure relates to a system for transcoding a media stream. The system comprises at least one network interface; at least one memory; and at least one processor each coupled to one or more of the at least one network interface and one or more of the at least one memory, the at least one processor configured to publish, via a messaging bus, a segment transcode request in a segment transcode request queue, retrieve the segment transcode request by a transcode worker thread, wherein the first transcode worker thread monitors the segment transcode request queue, transcode by a second transcode worker thread a segment referenced by the segment transcode request, determine by the manifest processor whether the second transcode worker thread has completed transcoding the segment and is still operating, and, if not, transcode the segment by a third transcode worker thread, and store the transcoded segment.

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


Interlinked geo-fencing
Patent No. 10952015 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16380264 on 04/10/2019 (706 days app to issue)

Abstract: Arrangements for generating geo-fences for automatically authenticating a user or authorizing event processing are provided. In some examples, user data associated with a location of the user or mobile device of the user may be received. Further, data associated with successful processing of an event may be received. In some arrangements, this data may be used to generate a first geo-fence. The geo-fenced area may be considered a trusted zone within which a user may be automatically authenticated and/or events may be automatically authorized and/or processed. In some examples, additional user data may be received and analyzed using machine learning to predict second or subsequent geo-fence locations. Based on the analyzed data, one or more additional geo-fences or geo-fenced areas may be generated and interlinked with the initial geo-fence.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Steering of roaming in wireless communication networks
Patent No. 10952062 

Inventor(s): Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15952846 on 04/13/2018 (1068 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for steering of roaming (SOR) in wireless communication networks includes sending by a mobile equipment (ME) a registration message to a visited public land mobile network (VPLMN). The ME receives a first message from a home public land mobile network (HPLMN) through the VPLMN. The ME determines that the first message has failed a security check. In response to determining that the first message has failed the security check, the ME sends a second message to the VPLMN, the second message including an indication that the first message has failed the security check.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Methods and systems for intelligent AMF assignment to minimize re-direction
Patent No. 10952134 

Inventor(s): Ravi Potluri (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizea Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17061777 on 10/02/2020 (165 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a system, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which an access and mobility management function (AMF) assignment service is provided. A network device receives an assignment policy for selecting an AMF from a group of available AMFs, wherein the assignment policy includes network slice priorities for available network slices in the RAN; stores the assignment policy; receives, during a registration procedure initiated by an end device, Network Slice Selection Assistance Information (NSSAI); identifies, from the NSSAI, multiple single-NSSAIs (S-NSSAIs); and selects, based on the assignment policy, an AMF for a highest priority S-NSSAI, of the multiple S-NSSAIs.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for uplink timing synchronization in conjunction with discontinuous reception
Patent No. 10952141 

Inventor(s): James Earl Womack (Bedford, TX)
Assignee(s): Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd. (Guangdong, , CN)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16379726 on 04/09/2019 (707 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for providing uplink timing synchronization during DRX operation in a wireless communication system.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Uplink power control for advanced wireless communication systems
Patent No. 10952151 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16387513 on 04/17/2019 (699 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) for an uplink power control is provided. The method comprises transmitting, to a base station (BS), UE capability information including a full power transmission capability of the UE, receiving, from the BS, downlink control information (DCI) including a transmit precoding matrix indicator (TPMI), determining a power level for each antenna port at the UE based on the full power transmission capability of the UE and the TPMI, and transmitting, to the BS, UL data via physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) based on the determined power level for each antenna port at the UE and the TPMI wherein the TPMI indicates a precoding matrix and a number of layers used to transmit the UL data via the PUSCH.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for performing signal conditioning to mitigate interference detected in a communication system
Patent No. 10952155 

Inventor(s): Pablo Tacconi (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): ISCO International, LLC (Schaumburg, IL)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16842546 on 04/07/2020 (343 days app to issue)

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

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


AF influenced PDU session management and subscription procedures
Patent No. 10952176 

Inventor(s): Jayshree A. Bharatia (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15923867 on 03/16/2018 (1096 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, electronic devices, and computer readable media for application function (AF) protocol data unit (PDU) session management and subscription procedures. A method for a method for PDU session management includes initiating a PDU session for an application function (AF) within an application server (AS) that is not part of a cellular network and sending configuration information to a network exposer function (NEF) to communicate directly with a network function (NF) of the cellular network to provide services for the PDU session. The method additionally includes receiving authorization from the NEF and communicating directly with the cellular network NF to provide the PDU services during the PDU session.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Dynamic subscription handling in 5G and long term evolution (LTE)
Patent No. 10952177 

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: 16339911 on 10/10/2016 (1618 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for dynamic subscription handling are provided. One method includes receiving, by a control node in a network, a request in which a user equipment requests to register with the network or requests to obtain a specific service for a certain access point name. The method may then include determining whether the user equipment is authorized to obtain services from the network or authorized to use the access point name. When it is determined that the user equipment is not authorized to obtain services from the network or not authorized to use the access point name, the method includes re-directing the user equipment to a subscription server, sending a response to the user equipment indicating that the request is rejected with re-direction, and triggering establishment of a packet data connectivity session for the user equipment.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Ranking and grouping positioning assistance data for broadcast
Patent No. 10952179 

Inventor(s): Manivannan Thyagarajan (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Nokia Technologies Oy (Espoo, , FI)
Law Firm: Harrington Smith (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16663609 on 10/25/2019 (508 days app to issue)

Abstract: At a network node, positioning assistance data blocks are determined to be requested to be broadcasted by a base station to a UE for use by the UE in calculating a position. A message is sent toward the base station with positioning assistance data blocks and corresponding information indicating to the base station that the base station is to admit or not admit for broadcasting positioning assistance data block(s) in response to insufficient resources at the base station to broadcast all the blocks. Indications are received of success or failure of broadcasting the positioning assistance data blocks, the success or failure based on the base station”s admitting or not admitting, respectively, the positioning assistance data blocks. The base station determines which positioning assistance data blocks should be admitted or not admitted for broadcast and either broadcasts the admitted ones or does not broadcast the non-admitted ones.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for scheduling user device in multi-user multi-input multi-output wireless system
Patent No. 10952219 

Inventor(s): Cornelius Dawid Janse van Rensburg (Wylie, TX), Iyad Alfalujah (Bedminster, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15853550 on 12/22/2017 (1180 days app to issue)

Abstract: A base station is configured to perform a method for communicating with a plurality of user device (UD) multi-user multi-input multi-output (MU-MIMO) wireless system. The method includes receiving an indication of a selected beam from each of at least two UDs; determining, based on the indication of selected beam, a selected beam for each of the at least two UDs; generating a virtual UD for each combination of each selected beam; estimating a data rate for each virtual UD corresponding to the selected beam and the UD that selects the selected beam; estimating a power gradient for each selected beam; determining a power for each of the selected beams based on the power gradient for each of the selected beams; and scheduling outgoing radio frequency transmissions.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Partial port hybrid CSI feedback for MIMO wireless communication systems
Patent No. 10952240 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, 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: 16663274 on 10/24/2019 (509 days app to issue)

Abstract: The method comprises receiving periodic CSI feedback configuration information including a periodicity value and an offset value corresponding to a first CSI report, and at least one periodicity value and at least one offset value corresponding to a second CSI report, measuring a first CSI reference signal (CSI-RS) and a second CSI-RS configured for a periodic CSI reporting based on at least two different enhanced MIMO types (eMIMO-Types), generating the first CSI report and the second CSI report for the first eMIMO-Type and the second eMIMO-Type, respectively, determining a periodic reporting interval for each of the first CSI report and the second CSI report, and reporting the first and second CSI reports based on the determined periodic reporting intervals using a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) format 2 or a PUCCH format 3 or a combination of the PUCCH format 2 and the PUCCH format 3.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Multi-class orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA) scheduling
Patent No. 10952245 

Inventor(s): Malcolm Muir Smith (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16655005 on 10/16/2019 (517 days app to issue)

Abstract: Multi-Class Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) scheduling may be provided. A plurality of network devices may be assigned a transmission window for channel access. The plurality of network devices may include a first number of client devices and a second number of client devices. A first signal may be sent to the first number of network devices. The first signal may enable the first number of network devices to the channel access in a first portion of the transmission window. An amount of data to be exchanged by each of the second number of network devices may be determined. Based on the determined amount of data to be exchanged, a schedule may be determined for the channel access for each of the second number of network devices in a second portion of the transmission window. A second signal may be sent to the second number of network devices based on the determined schedule. The second signal may enable the second number of network devices to the channel access in the second portion of the transmission window.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Dual mode transmission in a controlled environment
Patent No. 10952272 

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: 16893786 on 06/05/2020 (284 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dual-mode mobile device and a method for coordinating calls for the dual-mode mobile device over a first and second connection within a controlled environment is disclosed. The method includes communications between a monitoring server and the dual-mode mobile device over the first connection while the dual-mode mobile device conducts the call over the second connection. The monitoring server transmits control messages to the dual-mode mobile device to control operations of the dual-mode mobile device and establishment of the call and also monitors operations of the dual-mode mobile device as well as the communications transmitted and received by the dual-mode mobile device during the call.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


DESIGN PATENTS

Pan organizer
Patent No. D913040 

Inventor(s): Justin Corless (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): HARDWARE RESOURCES, INC. (Bossier City, LA)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29665058 on 09/29/2018 (899 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Personal alarm
Patent No. D913134 

Inventor(s): Andrea A. Atteberry (Dallas, TX), Gabriel P. Mazzone (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Super-Sparkly Safety Stuff, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29696399 on 06/27/2019 (628 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle wheel
Patent No. D913183 

Inventor(s): Nadeem Aslam (Mesquite, TX)
Assignee(s): USA Wheel and Tire Outlet, Inc. (Mesquite, TX)
Law Firm: Schneider IP Law LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29711460 on 10/31/2019 (502 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Multiport terminal for making optical connections
Patent No. D913246 

Inventor(s): Cameron Meyer (Lewisville, TX), Monique Lise Cote (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Corning, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29695707 on 06/21/2019 (634 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Reducing bushing
Patent No. D913248 

Inventor(s): Terry Henry (Greenville, TX)
Assignee(s): Robroy Industries Texas, LLC (Gilmer, TX)
Law Firm: The Webb Law Firm (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29669061 on 11/05/2018 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ammunition cartridge
Patent No. D913403 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Richardson, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29644844 on 04/20/2018 (1061 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

 

 

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