Dallas Invents: 135 Patents Granted for Week of April 19

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  Amera IoT's apparatus for creating and using quantum-resistant keys
•  AT&T's dynamic edge computations for 6G or other next-generation network
•  BNSF's remote device monitoring
•  Capital One's automated teller machine to issue a secured bank card
•  General Electric's efficient hands-free electric vehicle charger for autonomous vehicles in uncontrolled environments
•  University of Texas System's organ-specific delivery of nucleic acids
•  Water Now's purification system with a centrifugal system and a frictional heater system

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

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of April 19, 2022 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

135 patents granted    Ranked No. 10 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES   15
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING  15
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY    4
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 7
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING     6
G: PHYSICS 30
H: ELECTRICITY   52


TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)   15
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano)  8
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR)   6
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 6
Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)    6
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston)  4
Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)    3
Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Plano)     3
AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)   2

UNASSIGNED 14


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Adarsh Rajashekhar (Santa Clara, CA)    2
Abhijeet Ashok Chachad (Plano)    2
Kai Chirca (Dallas)   2
Keith William Melkild (Allen)     2
Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA) 2
Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA)   2
Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound)    2
Timothy David Anderson (University Park)     2
Youngkwon Lim (Allen)  2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Wireless control system for outdoor recreation motors
Patent No. 11304415 

Inventor(s): Christian Herrington (Dallas, TX), Christopher Leypoldt (North Richland Hills, TX), Daniel Salzman (Chicago, IL)
Assignee(s): Pinteal, LLC (North Richland Hills, TX)
Law Firm: Thompson Patent Law (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15931537 on 05/13/2020 (706 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to an integrated and packaged control system that can be implemented in and compatible with different types of decoys such that the decoys can be remotely controlled via a user”s personal computing device. In an illustrative example, the control system may include a package that houses a package that houses a processing engine, a communication interface, a connector, and a data store. The data store may contain different settings of different types of decoys and corresponding control signals. The input/output terminal may be configured to communicate electrical signals between the interior of the package and the exterior of the package. By providing the control system, different types of decoys may be controlled remotely.

[A01M] CATCHING, TRAPPING OR SCARING OF ANIMALS (appliances for catching swarms or drone-catching A01K 57/00; fishing A01K 69/00-A01K 97/00; biocides, pest repellants or attractants A01N); APPARATUS FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF NOXIOUS ANIMALS OR NOXIOUS PLANTS


Pumping/nursing bra
Patent No. 11304457 

Inventor(s): Debra Abbaszadeh (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee(s): Simple Wishes LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16283165 on 02/22/2019 (1152 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments for garments are provided with an inner panel having at least one covering for a wearer”s breast, the at least one covering having a first layer of material that overlaps a second layer of material, the first and the second layers of material are fastened together to provide an opening between the overlapping layers, and the at least one covering provides support during milk expression for at least one of the wearer”s breast and a portion of a breast pump body inserted through the opening, and an exterior front surface having a first panel of material that overlaps at least a portion of the second of panel of material, the first and the second panels able to be moved to expose the at least one covering of the inner panel.

[A41C] CORSETS; BRASSI»RES


Closure mechanism for jewelry
Patent No. 11304484 

Inventor(s): Felix Chen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): PAJ, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ostrolenk Faber LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16794204 on 02/18/2020 (791 days app to issue)

Abstract: A jewelry closure mechanism (e.g., clasp) may include a locking receptacle and a locking pin that operate together to provide a closure mechanism for a piece of jewelry. The closure mechanism may or may not include a hinge. In some implementations, a locking pin may extend from the second arm and be inserted into a locking receptacle formed in a second arm to lock the two components together. The locking receptacle may include one or more wires (e.g., spring and/or precast) that extend transversely to the direction of the locking receptacle. The closure mechanism may be used as a general jewelry closure device and/or to couple segments of jewelry together.

[A44C] JEWELLERY; BRACELETS; OTHER PERSONAL ADORNMENTS; COINS


Lotion applicator assembly
Patent No. 11304493 

Inventor(s): Joel Gilley (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16823519 on 03/19/2020 (761 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lotion applicator assembly includes a plurality of applicators that is each pre-filled with a viscous skin treatment. Each of the applicators is substantially comprised of a fluid permeable material to release the viscous skin treatment onto a user”s skin and each of the applicators has a coupler thereon. A wand is included that has a telescopically adjustable length and a releasing unit is movably coupled to the wand. The releasing unit engages the coupler on a respective one of the applicators for retaining the respective applicator on the wand. In this way the wand can be gripped to rub the respective applicator on the user”s skin. Additionally, the releasing unit is urgeable into a releasing position for disengaging the coupler on the respective applicator.

[A46B] BRUSHES (handles not integral with brushware B25G)


Table stabilization system and method of use
Patent No. 11304518 

Inventor(s): Hyla Emery (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16796271 on 02/20/2020 (789 days app to issue)

Abstract: A table stabilization system allows multiple tables to be quickly and efficiently joined together by a single or multiple bonding devices. The bonding device slides over the joint between two tables and holds the stationary. The bonding device also provides a planer surface on which objects can be placed without tipping or falling over.

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


Perforated board and hanger storage system
Patent No. 11304545 

Inventor(s): Larry Currey (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Decker Jones, PC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16682776 on 11/13/2019 (888 days app to issue)

Abstract: A perforated board and hanger storage system is provided, the system comprising a perforated board and one or more hangers. The perforated board comprises a board portion, a perimeter rib structure, an interior rib structure, and evenly spaced board through openings. The perimeter and interior rib structures extend from a wall facing surface. Adjacent to the perimeter rib structure are a plurality of tube portions adapted to receive fasteners. The hangers comprise a vertical member, an extension member, an upper peg and a lower peg. The upper peg extends rearward from an upper portion of the vertical member. The lower peg extends frontward and downward from a lower portion of the vertical member.

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


Chimney starter
Patent No. 11304563 

Inventor(s): Hoang Dang (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16680326 on 11/11/2019 (890 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved chimney starter having a cylindrical housing having an outer wall and inner wall defining a chamber, the chamber configured to hold charcoal. A series of spiral heat exchange chambers contained within the cylindrical housing and an air intake port provided on a portion of the cylindrical housing, wherein the air intake port is connected to the series of spiral heat exchange chambers. A base configured to retain a fire starter configured to ignite and burn the charcoal. Advantageously, a fan blower is configured to be positioned in the air intake port such that blown air is configured to be directed through the series of spiral heat exchange chambers, wherein the directed air accelerates the burning of the charcoal.

[A47J] KITCHEN EQUIPMENT; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; APPARATUS FOR MAKING BEVERAGES [6]


Joist and baseboard apparatus
Patent No. 11304583 

Inventor(s): Lynda Lee Whittington (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Baker Law Firm (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16511259 on 07/15/2019 (1009 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ceiling joist and panel grove cleaner apparatus, which provides a means for applying constant cleaning positioning pressure upon both ceiling joists edges and panel groves. The cleaner apparatus comprises a mop flat head applicator with a pivotable hinged application guide, a swivel mount, a handle, an interchangeable joist-cleaning pad, and, an interchangeable panel-grove cleaning pad.

[A47L] DOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING (brushes A46B; cleaning quantities of bottles or of other hollow articles of one kind B08B 9/00; laundry D06F); SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL (cleaning in general B08)


Reflective mode multi-spectral time-resolved optical imaging methods and apparatuses for tissue classification
Patent No. 11304604 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey E. Thatcher (Richardson, TX), John Michael DiMaio (Dallas, TX), Weirong Mo (Richardson, TX), Weizhi Li (Dallas, TX), Wensheng Fan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Spectral MD, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15523287 on 10/28/2015 (2365 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain aspects relate to apparatuses and techniques for non-invasive optical imaging that acquires a plurality of images corresponding to both different times and different frequencies. Additionally, alternatives described herein are used with a variety of tissue classification applications, including assessing the presence and severity of tissue conditions, such as burns and other wounds.

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


External fixation for the correction of bone deformity and trauma
Patent No. 11304727 

Inventor(s): Robert E. Wigginton (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): New Standard Device, LLC (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Greg Goshorn, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16564023 on 09/09/2019 (953 days app to issue)

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

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


Implantable device delivery system
Patent No. 11304837 

Inventor(s): Bryan K. Elwood (Arlington, TX), Thomas Patrick Robinson (Addison, TX), Zeke Eller (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (South Jordan, UT)
Law Firm: Stoel Rives LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16679680 on 11/11/2019 (890 days app to issue)

Abstract: Delivery systems and methods for deploying an implantable device are disclosed, which can include a delivery device having an outer tubular member and an inner assembly. The inner assembly is disposed within and is slidably movable relative to the outer tubular member. The inner assembly can include a pusher at a distal portion. The pusher abuts and restricts proximal movement, relative to the inner assembly, of a crimped implantable device within the outer tubular member. The pusher can include a slot to accommodate a suture binding mechanism of the implantable device. The delivery device can include a tip disposed at a distal end. The tip includes a tip transition zone. The inner sheath and outer tubular member can each have sections of distinct rigidity along their lengths with transition zones between the sections. A transition zone of the outer tubular member and a transition zone of the inner sheath can be longitudinally offset.

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


Analgesic compositions
Patent No. 11304913 

Inventor(s): Danguole Spakevicius (Houston, TX), Heather Giles (Houston, TX), Terry Farmer (Houston, TX)
Assignee(s): Vapogenix, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Saul Ewing Arnstein Lehr LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16869797 on 05/08/2020 (711 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides compositions useful in reducing or preventing pain in a subject in need thereof. In one embodiment, the compositions comprise a halogenated volatile compound. The present invention further includes a method of reducing or preventing pain in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a composition of the invention. Dosing regimens contemplated within the invention include one-time administration, continuous administration or periodic administration.

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


Vitamin D3 and analogs thereof for treating alopecia
Patent No. 11305016 

Inventor(s): John Patrick McCook (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Berg LLC (Framingham, MA)
Law Firm: McCarter English, LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15872669 on 01/16/2018 (1554 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention provides methods and pharmaceutical compositions for preventing or treating alopecia, such as chemotherapy-induced alopecia (CIA). The pharmaceutical compositions of the invention comprises an effective amount of a vitamin D compound in a formulation that topically delivers the vitamin D compound to the epidermis layer but substantially avoids the dermis layer. In chemotherapy patients, the pharmaceutical compositions of the invention can be administered either before or concurrent with the chemotherapy medication.

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


Air-delivery system for breathing-assist devices
Patent No. 11305086 

Inventor(s): Lisa Cangelosi Brown (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): NozeSeal, LLC (Bryan, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16290707 on 03/01/2019 (1145 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of the disclosure provides a universal sealing apparatus for one or more cannulas. The apparatus includes a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion. The first and second portions are configured to removably adhere directly or indirectly to a nose. The third portion is coupled to the first and second portions. The third portion removably couples to one or more cannulas and places a force upon a base of flared portions of the one or more cannulas when the first and second portions are adhered to the nose. The force maintains a fluid seal of the one or more cannulas within one or more respective nostrils of the nose.

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


Support garment for resistance exercise
Patent No. 11305147 

Inventor(s): Michael Womack (Princeton, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16660501 on 10/22/2019 (910 days app to issue)

Abstract: A support garment for use during resistance training. The support garment includes a segment of elastomeric material having two ends and upper and lower perimeters. The segment of material also has a chest support segment located between the two ends. Each end is positioned and attached to the upper perimeter of the segment of material to form a sleeves band. Each sleeve band has an opening on opposite sides of the support garment. Each sleeve band is also configured to accommodate an arm of a user of the garment and are biased inwardly by the chest support segment. The user positions one arm in each sleeve band and positions the chest support segment across a chest of the user during resistance training.

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


 

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Device and method for multistage continuous preparation of deuterium depleted water
Patent No. 11305210 

Inventor(s): Kylin Liao (Nanjing, , CN)
Assignee(s): NNB Nutrition USA LLC (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: Tomanageip (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17102496 on 11/24/2020 (511 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present application discloses a method for preparing deuterium depleted water, wherein natural water is fed into the device of the present disclosure, and the liquid phase stream continuously flows backwards stage by stage under the combined action of the low-pressure steam compressors and the stream delivery pumps. In a single-stage system, the deuterium is deprived depending on the difference in vapor pressure between [superscript]1[/superscript]H[subscript]2[/subscript]O and [superscript]2[/superscript]H[subscript]2[/subscript]O (and/or [superscript]1[/superscript]H[superscript]2[/superscript]HO), and finally, the deuterium depleted water is produced.

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


Blanking die apparatuses with infeed assemblies
Patent No. 11305328 

Inventor(s): George A. Weiss (Lexington, KY), Thoney R. Charles (Georgetown, KY)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16454270 on 06/27/2019 (1027 days app to issue)

Abstract: A blanking die apparatus includes a first blanking die including an upper die shoe including an upper die shoe cutting surface and a lower die shoe including a lower die shoe cutting surface. A second blanking die including an upper die shoe including an upper die shoe cutting surface and a lower die shoe including a lower die shoe cutting surface. An infeed assembly that is configured to form a continuous strip of a metal sheet into a non-planar, arc-shape as the continuous strip of metal sheet enters the first blanking die.

[B21D] WORKING OR PROCESSING OF SHEET METAL OR METAL TUBES, RODS OR PROFILES WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL (working or processing of wire B21F)


Ultrasonic additively manufactured coldplates on heat spreaders
Patent No. 11305373 

Inventor(s): Travis L. Mayberry (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Renner, Otto, Boisselle Sklar, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16668193 on 10/30/2019 (902 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming a cooling structure for a heat-dissipating surface includes arranging a heat spreader layer adjacent the heat-dissipating surface, bonding a coldplate directly to the heat spreader layer opposite the heat-dissipating surface, and forming an intermetallic bond between the heat spreader layer and the coldplate. The coldplate is bonded to the heat spreader layer using ultrasonic additive manufacturing.

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


Knife with interchangeable blade
Patent No. 11305440 

Inventor(s): Andrew Demko (Wampum, PA)
Assignee(s): GOOD SPORTSMAN MARKETING, LLC (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Lang Patent Law LLC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16798386 on 02/23/2020 (786 days app to issue)

Abstract: A knife includes interchangeable blades that are secured within the handle using a locking mechanism having a lock pin disposed between the distal end of the lock bar and the blade. In addition to strengthening the lock, the lock pin also serves as a safety catch n the unlikely event of lock failure, resisting rotation of the blade into a position in which the user”s fingers would be cut.

[B26B] HAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (for harvesting A01D; for horticulture, for forestry A01G; for butchering or meat treatment A22; for manufacturing or repairing footwear A43D; nail clippers or cutters A45D 29/02; kitchen equipment A47J; for surgical purposes A61B 17/00; for metal B23D; cutting by abrasive fluid jets B24C 5/02; plier-like tools with cutting edges B25B 7/22; pincers B25C 11/02; handles for hand implements, in general B25G; guillotine-type cutters B26D; for erasing B43L 19/00; for textile materials D06H)


Vehicle caravan of electric vehicles configured for coordinated movement and airflow control and method of using
Patent No. 11305640 

Inventor(s): Geoffrey David Gaither (Brighton, MI), Justin J. Chow (Los Angeles, CA), Robert C. MacArthur (Ypsilanti, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16591778 on 10/03/2019 (929 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle caravan comprising electric vehicles configured for coordinated movement and airflow control comprising: a lead vehicle and a chase vehicle, the lead vehicle disposed at the front of the caravan and the chase vehicle disposed behind the lead vehicle in a chase pattern. Each lead and chase vehicle comprising: a vehicle chassis and a front rotatable vehicle drive axle; a selectively movable electric propulsion motor comprising a rotatable motor shaft and a motor axis configured to be oriented in a substantially vertical direction; an air duct configured to direct an airflow to the propulsion motor; an airflow shutter in the front end of the air duct to selectively control the airflow within the air duct; and a vehicle controller; the caravan and the chase pattern configured for coordination of the motor position and the open/closed position of the lead vehicle and the chase vehicle shutters while the caravan is moving.

[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]


Energy efficient hands-free electric vehicle charger for autonomous vehicles in uncontrolled environments
Patent No. 11305663 

Inventor(s): Edward Clark Fontana (Plano, TX), Mark Allen Johnson (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
Law Firm: Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, SC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15789000 on 10/20/2017 (1642 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for charging an electric vehicle includes steps of providing a charger station and providing an electric vehicle operable to navigate to a desired destination autonomously, the vehicle comprising a power receiver configured to mate with the charger station to provide charging to the electric vehicle. The method further includes steps of aligning, via autonomous operation of the electric vehicle, the charger station and the power receiver of the electric vehicle, so as mate the charger station and the power receiver, and initiating charging of the electric vehicle upon mating of the charger station and the power receiver.

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


Devices, systems, and methods for calibrating a vehicle mirror assembly
Patent No. 11305694 

Inventor(s): Ethan W. Pomish (Livonia, MI), Todd Muck (Fowlerville, 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: 16674403 on 11/05/2019 (896 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system is disclosed and includes a vehicle. The vehicle includes a plurality of sensors including a first set and a second set. The vehicle includes a mirror assembly that includes a mirror body and one or more actuators that are actuable to move the mirror assembly between an extended position and a retracted position. The second set is positioned on the mirror assembly. The vehicle includes a controller communicatively coupled to the plurality of sensors and the one or more actuators, and the controller causes the one or more actuators to adjust a position of the mirror body based on information received from the first set. The controller selectively activates the second set based on the position of the mirror body. The controller calibrates the second set of the plurality of sensors while the position of the mirror body is being set to the extended position.

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


Sensor cleaning apparatus, systems, and related methods for use with vehicles
Patent No. 11305741 

Inventor(s): Ryan C. Harris (Saline, MI), Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16135579 on 09/19/2018 (1308 days app to issue)

Abstract: Sensor cleaning apparatus, systems, and related methods for use with vehicles are disclosed. A disclosed apparatus includes a sensor of a vehicle. The apparatus also includes a motor operatively coupled to the sensor to enable the sensor to move within a cavity of the vehicle. The apparatus also includes a wiper fixedly coupled to the vehicle and partially defining the cavity. An edge of the wiper is to engage the sensor when the sensor moves to remove debris.

[B60S] SERVICING, CLEANING, REPAIRING, SUPPORTING, LIFTING, OR MANOEUVRING OF VEHICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


System and method for reconfiguring an autorack
Patent No. 11305789 

Inventor(s): David W. Higginbotham (Cartersville, GA), Kyle R. Coston (Forney, TX), Robert J. DeGroot (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): TRINITY RAIL GROUP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16806057 on 03/02/2020 (778 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method comprises removing a first deck of a plurality of decks and a second deck of the plurality of decks from an autorack. The method further comprises removing one or more of a plurality of posts of the autorack and coupling a cross-brace assembly to one or more of the plurality of posts, wherein the cross-brace assembly is coupled to the one or more of the plurality of posts at a location above an existing brace bay of the autorack. The method also comprises coupling the second deck of the plurality of decks to the autorack at a location above or below the cross-brace assembly.

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


System and method for remote device monitoring
Patent No. 11305796 

Inventor(s): Carlos Aguilera (Lenexa, KS), Jerry Wade Specht (Overland Park, KS), Kent Shue (Bonner Springs, KS), Marcus Parrott (Kansas City, MO), Perry Peden, Jr. (Overland Park, KS)
Assignee(s): BNSF Railway Company (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17506071 on 10/20/2021 (181 days app to issue)

Abstract: A railroad infrastructure communication network is presented. The network can include a plurality of infrastructure nodes distributed proximate a railroad track, such as near railroad equipment and/or assets. Infrastructure nodes can be configured to receive data from equipment sensor and/or assets and transmit such data via the network. Infrastructure nodes can further generate alert and/or alert packets based on such received data. Infrastructure nodes can self-define in a network infrastructure depending on configured connection types, and can for example, serve as repeater nodes (to promulgate a transmission to additional infrastructure nodes) and/or collector nodes (to collect data for a centralized server node). A server node can be configured to receive data and/or packet from infrastructure nodes and generate requests for additional systems, personnel, etc. to address such requests. The network can limit the data transmission size and leverage distributed processing capabilities.

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


Fitting providing motor structure and stator support
Patent No. 11305867 

Inventor(s): Christopher Marion Johnson (Fort Worth, TX), David G. Carlson (North Richland Hills, TX), Joseph Richard Carpenter, Jr. (Kennedale, TX), Karl Schroeder (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16679117 on 11/08/2019 (893 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hub assembly for a ducted-rotor aircraft includes a plurality of stator supports, a first integral fitting that attaches to first ends of the stator supports, and a second integral fitting that attaches to second ends of the stator supports. The first fitting includes a plurality of motor attachment portions configured to locate and support a motor of the ducted-rotor aircraft, a plurality of fairing mounts configured to support attachment of an aerodynamic fairing to the hub assembly, and a plurality of stator locators configured to locate respective ones of the plurality of stator supports for attachment to the hub assembly. The first fitting has a body portion with an annular wall that supports the motor attachment portions, the fairing mounts, and the stator locators. The first fitting may be fabricated as a monolith that includes the body portion, motor attachment portions, fairing mounts, and stator locators.

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


Gearbox cover, port plugs, and mast cap for aircraft
Patent No. 11305891 

Inventor(s): Jon Earl Wall (Euless, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16130139 on 09/13/2018 (1314 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments are directed to gearbox covers, mast caps, port plugs, and other coverings or lids that can be used to protect aircraft components against corrosion and contaminants. The protective coverings may be may be manufactured using three-dimensional printing or other additive manufacturing fabrication methods. The protective coverings are ultraviolet-light resistant, weather resistant, and impact resistant. The protective coverings may include a desiccant filter to reduce an aircraft component”s exposure to water. The protective coverings may attach to the aircraft components using thumbscrews and may include an O-ring or gasket that creates an airtight and watertight seal.

[B64F] GROUND OR AIRCRAFT-CARRIER-DECK INSTALLATIONS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH AIRCRAFT; DESIGNING, MANUFACTURING, ASSEMBLING, CLEANING, MAINTAINING OR REPAIRING AIRCRAFT, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; HANDLING, TRANSPORTING, TESTING OR INSPECTING AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Control systems for operation of loading dock equipment, and associated methods of manufacture and use
Patent No. 11305953 

Inventor(s): Daryl Day (Frisco, TX), Richard K. Hoofard (Dallas, TX), Stephen Kosek (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems AB (Landskrona, , SE)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16245172 on 01/10/2019 (1195 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and associated methods for controlling operation of loading dock equipment are described herein. In some embodiments, the system and associated methods can be used to control operation of loading dock equipment (e.g., a vehicle restraint, a dock door, a dock leveler, etc.) according to a sequence of operations. The sequence of operations can include different sub-sequences based on loading dock conditions. The system can include a display screen that sequentially presents a series of control elements that enable operation of the loading dock equipment. Additionally, the visual appearance and/or sequence of presentation of the control elements indicate the proper sequence of selection to the user, thereby reducing user confusion and simplifying the operation of the loading dock equipment. Some functionality of the control panel can be enabled or disabled based on a current level of authorization.

[B65G] TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS (packaging B65B; handling thin or filamentary materials, e.g. paper sheets or thread, B65H; cranes B66C; portable or mobile lifting or hauling appliances, e.g. hoists, B66D; devices for lifting or lowering goods for loading or unloading purposes, e.g. fork-lift trucks, B66F 9/00; emptying bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels or similar containers, not otherwise provided for, B67C 9/00; delivering or transferring liquids B67D; filling or discharging vessels for liquefied, solidified or compressed gases F17C; pipe-line systems for fluids F17D)


Automatic fueling system and method for hydraulic fracturing equipment
Patent No. 11305979 

Inventor(s): Brent Bruner (Decatur, TX)
Assignee(s): Permian Global, Inc. (Odessa, TX)
Law Firm: Cittone Demers Arneri LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16576939 on 09/20/2019 (942 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a smart and automated system that is used for refueling of frac truck tanks during fracturing operations. The system is used to refuel the frac truck tanks which are constantly working in the high pressure and high-temperature zone for the fracturing of the wellbore to extract oil and gas. For safety, the system is equipped with explosion/fire free wiring system. The system incorporates inventive fuel valve to avoid the fuel clogging that increases the frac truck performance. The system employs artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud-based software for ease of operation and to maximize economic performance. The system is equipped with artificial intelligence and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) software and incorporates charge pump and loop systems which maintain a predetermined pressure (in Pounds per Square Inch (PSI) unit) in each loop so as to maximize the performance and control function in the refueling system.

[B67D] DISPENSING, DELIVERING, OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (cleaning pipes or tubes or systems of pipes or tubes B08B 9/02; emptying or filling of bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels, or similar containers, not otherwise provided for B67C; water supply E03; pipe systems F17D; domestic hot-water supply systems F24D; measuring volume, volume flow, mass flow or liquid level, metering by volume G01F; coin-freed or like apparatus G07F) [5]


Thermal protection system for lightweight hypersonic missile fin
Patent No. 11306387 

Inventor(s): Thomas Christian Stinnett (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Beusse Sanks, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16745789 on 01/17/2020 (823 days app to issue)

Abstract: Thermal barrier coatings for substrates comprising titanium. The thermal barrier coating may include a bond layer, an insulating layer, and a sealant layer. The bond layer may include titanium, a titanium alloy, an intermetallic compound of titanium, and/or a titanium metal matrix composite. The bond layer may have a superlattice structure having a periodically repeating group of layers. Methods for producing the thermal barrier coatings and articles of manufacture employing the thermal barrier coatings.

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


 

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

Compositions and methods for organ specific delivery of nucleic acids
Patent No. 11304911 

Inventor(s): Daniel J. Siegwart (Dallas, TX), Qiang Cheng (Dallas, TX), Tuo Wei (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17473863 on 09/13/2021 (218 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions which shown preferential targeting or delivery of a nucleic acid composition to a particular organ. In some embodiments, the composition comprises a steroid or sterol, an ionizable cationic lipid, a phospholipid, a PEG lipid, and a permanently cationic lipid which may be used to deliver a nucleic acid.

[C07H] SUGARS; DERIVATIVES THEREOF; NUCLEOSIDES; NUCLEOTIDES; NUCLEIC ACIDS (derivatives of aldonic or saccharic acids C07C, C07D; aldonic acids, saccharic acids C07C 59/105, C07C 59/285; cyanohydrins C07C 255/16; glycals C07D; compounds of unknown constitution C07G; polysaccharides, derivatives thereof C08B; DNA or RNA concerning genetic engineering, vectors, e.g. plasmids, or their isolation, preparation or purification C12N 15/00; sugar industry C13) [2]


Water purification system with a centrifugal system and a frictional heater system
Patent No. 11306006 

Inventor(s): Mark Dyos (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): WATER NOW, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15819056 on 11/21/2017 (1610 days app to issue)

Abstract: A water purification system with a centrifugal system and a frictional heating system consists of a centrifugal unit, a cavitation unit, a cooling condenser, a vertical shaft, and a pitot tube. The centrifugal unit and the cavitation unit are mounted along the vertical shaft so that the rotational movement of the vertical shaft is transferred onto the centrifugal unit and the cavitation unit. Non-potable water is directed into the centrifugal unit to separate heavy solids. Less populated water from the centrifugal unit is transferred to the cavitation unit via the pitot tube. The cavitation unit uses friction to generate phase change in the volume of less populated water which is then directed to the cooling condenser to produce potable water.

[C02F] TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE (processes for making harmful chemical substances harmless, or less harmful, by effecting a chemical change in the substances A62D 3/00; separation, settling tanks or filter devices B01D; special arrangements on waterborne vessels of installations for treating water, waste water or sewage, e.g. for producing fresh water, B63J; adding materials to water to prevent corrosion C23F; treating radioactively-contaminated liquids G21F 9/04) [3]


Azabicyclo and diazepine derivatives
Patent No. 11306090 

Inventor(s): Howard Allen Ketelson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16760192 on 11/02/2018 (1264 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides in one aspect azabicyclo and diazepine derivatives useful as modulators of muscarinic receptors. In another aspect, the present invention provides pharmaceutical compositions for treating ocular diseases, the compositions comprising at least one muscarinic receptor modulator.

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


Anti-TIP-1 antibodies and uses thereof
Patent No. 11306151 

Inventor(s): Hui Zou (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Phanes Therapeutics, Inc. (San Diego, CA)
Law Firm: Ice Miller LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15733554 on 03/06/2019 (1140 days app to issue)

Abstract: Anti-TIP-1 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof are described. Also described are nucleic acids encoding the antibodies, compositions comprising the antibodies, methods of producing the antibodies, and methods of using the antibodies for treating or preventing diseases, such as cancer.

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


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Grabber tool and system
Patent No. 11306491 

Inventor(s): Flent Ballantyne (McKinney, TX), Mark D. Bliss (McKinney, TX), Steven Ballantyne (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Ballantyne Gear Inc. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Quarles Brady LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16419445 on 05/22/2019 (1063 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices for anchoring objects to structural elements such as rafter beams and other similar objects are disclosed. Such anchoring devices include coupling devices configured to grasp beams nondestructively and may include multiple coupling devices to enable supporting extended structures too large or heavy to be supported by a single anchoring point in areas where hanging or supporting objects might otherwise be difficult.

[E04G] SCAFFOLDING; FORMS; SHUTTERING; BUILDING IMPLEMENTS OR OTHER BUILDING AIDS, OR THEIR USE; HANDLING BUILDING MATERIALS ON THE SITE; REPAIRING, BREAKING-UP OR OTHER WORK ON EXISTING BUILDINGS


Fence post leveling bracket assembly and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 11306503 

Inventor(s): Mickey D. Cupp, Jr. (Fate, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17532864 on 11/22/2021 (148 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fence post leveling bracket assembly and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the vertically supporting assembly, an upper fence post bracket and a lower fence post bracket having a reference placement where an upper base plate of the upper fence post bracket is parallel to a lower base plate of the lower fence post bracket. The upper fence post bracket and the lower fence post bracket also have deviated placements where the upper base plate is nonparallel to the lower base plate. In both the reference placement and the deviated placements, adjustable vertical drift rods span a cavity between the upper base plate and the lower base plate. Lean in a fence may be corrected by selectively adjusting the adjustable vertical drift rods.

[E04H] BUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL (foundations E02D) [4]


Systems and methods for releasing a tool string
Patent No. 11306547 

Inventor(s): Sean Gregory Thomas (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14766663 on 05/16/2013 (3260 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a release tool used to separate portions of a tool string. One release tool includes a main body, a bolt housing coupled to the main body and defining a bore for receipt of a separation bolt therein, the separation bolt being configured to couple the bolt housing to a lower sub, and a trigger mechanism communicably coupled to the separation bolt and configured to send an electrical signal to the separation bolt whereupon the separation bolt breaks and thereby allows the lower sub to separate from the bolt housing.

[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]


Zonal isolation device with expansion ring
Patent No. 11306554 

Inventor(s): Matthew James Merron (Carrollton, TX), Matthew Taylor Nichols (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16964805 on 02/27/2018 (1512 days app to issue)

Abstract: Zonal isolation devices, systems, and methods for use are provided. In some embodiments, the zonal isolation device comprises a tubular body having a fluid communication pathway formed along a longitudinal axis comprising: a sealing element comprising a deformable material and an inner bore forming at least a portion of the fluid communication pathway; an expansion ring disposed within the bore of the sealing element; a wedge engaged with a downhole end of the sealing element; and an anchoring assembly engaged with the wedge. In certain embodiments, the tubular body further comprises an end element adjacent the anchoring assembly.

[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 tool for creating evenly-spaced perforation tunnels
Patent No. 11306564 

Inventor(s): Brenden Michael Grove (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16446857 on 06/20/2019 (1034 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole tool for perforating a borehole includes a gun body and charges arranged in a helix around the gun body and evenly spaced from both a nearest neighbor along the helix and a nearest neighbor in an adjacent wrap of the helix. Further, placement of the charges is based on a specified diameter of the borehole and specified charge density.

[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]


Electronic control for simultaneous injection and production
Patent No. 11306569 

Inventor(s): Jyotsana Verma (Carrollton, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16636420 on 03/14/2019 (1132 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flow control device including a housing sized to be disposed within a wellbore; a valve portion disposed within the housing and operable to control the flow of fluid therethrough, the valve portion having at least one valve having a first configuration and a second configuration; an actuator operable to adjust the at least one valve between the first configuration and the second configuration; and a conduit coupled with an exterior surface of the housing and in fluidic communication with the at least one valve.

[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]


Single straight-line connection for hydraulic fracturing flowback
Patent No. 11306573 

Inventor(s): Matthew Thomas Robinson Webster (Alberta, , CA)
Assignee(s): SPM Oil Gas PC LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16977457 on 03/01/2019 (1145 days app to issue)

Abstract: A frac tree coupled to a wellhead is connected to either flowback equipment or zipper modules using a single straight-line connection of pipes, valves, and/or frac iron that define a straight-line pathway for fluid, gas, or flowback materials. The disclosed single straight-line connections referenced herein may be used in pressure pumping operations to deliver hydraulic fracturing fluid (”frack fluid”) to a frac tree for delivery to a wellhead or for carrying flowback from the wellhead to a flowback-collecting equipment. Using the single straight-line connections referenced herein dramatically reduces the complexity of connections needed to deliver frack fluid to or carry flowback away from a well, thereby reducing the cost, improving the efficiency, and increasing the safety of pressure-pumping and flowback operations.

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


 

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

 

Passive planetary emergency lubrication system
Patent No. 11306813 

Inventor(s): Douglas Robert Mueller (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16657166 on 10/18/2019 (914 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example of an emergency lubrication system for an aircraft includes a lubricant tank configured to supply a lubricant to a gearbox of the aircraft, a tube coupled between the lubricant tank and the gearbox and comprising a check ball disposed within the tube, a first lubricant line coupled to the tube and a first inlet of the gearbox, and a second lubricant line coupled to the tube and a second inlet of the gearbox.

[F16H] GEARING


Lighting assembly
Patent No. 11306889 

Inventor(s): Dante Wesley (Cedar Hill, TX), Renetta LaTrece Wesley (Cedar Hill, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Kirby Drake (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17003763 on 08/26/2020 (601 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lighting assembly is configured to create an emergency notification. The lighting assembly has a housing with a housing first surface and a housing second surface. A plurality of strobe lights is arranged into at least one row and at least four columns. A direct current power system is joined to the plurality of strobe lights and further comprising a printed circuit board electrically coupled to radio frequency relay switch, and a battery. A wireless remote is communicatively coupled to the radio frequency relay switch. Activating the wireless remote directs the printed circuit board to provide power to the plurality of strobe lights creating the emergency notification.

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


Method and apparatus for re-heat circuit operation
Patent No. 11306928 

Inventor(s): Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX), Wenqian Liu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17016858 on 09/10/2020 (586 days app to issue)

Abstract: A metering device is fluidly coupled to the condenser coil. A distributor is fluidly coupled to the metering device. An evaporator coil is fluidly coupled to the distributor via a plurality of evaporator circuit lines. A re-heat coil is disposed adjacent to the evaporator coil. The re-heat coil includes a first fluid connection to the metering device via a re-heat return line and a second re-heat feed line. The re-heat coil includes a second fluid connection to the condenser coil via a connecting line and a condenser intake line. A first check valve is disposed between the connecting line and the condenser intake line. A second check valve is disposed between the re-heat return line and the second re-heat feed line.

[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)


Fresh air building and home ventilation apparatus and methodologies
Patent No. 11306932 

Inventor(s): Aaron E. Gary (Richardson, TX), James V. Kokal (Plano, TX), John S. Saunders (Coppell, TX), Randall W. Clark (Euless, TX), Thomas L. Murrell (Weatherford, TX)
Assignee(s): Ventamatic, Ltd. (Mineral Wells, TX)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16071066 on 01/18/2017 (1917 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ventilation system with: (i) a volumetric enclosure having an inlet and an outlet and for coupling to an interior of a building habitable by human occupants; (ii) a fan located within the volumetric enclosure and for drawing air exterior to the building and supplying the air to the interior of the building; (iii) a programmable control apparatus for enabling and disabling the fan in response to a plurality of parameters, at least some of the parameters relating to quality of air to be moved in response to the fan; and (iv) circuitry coupled between the inlet and the outlet for measuring a signal representative of a volume of air passing through the volumetric enclosure over a period of time.

[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)


Cooling systems and methods using two circuits with water flow in series and counter flow arrangement
Patent No. 11306959 

Inventor(s): Earl Keisling (Ridgefield, CT), Gerald McDonnell (Poughquag, NY), John Costakis (Hyde Park, NY), Ming Zhang (Ballwin, MO)
Assignee(s): INERTECH IP LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Weber Rosselli Cannon LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14534957 on 11/06/2014 (2721 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cooling system is provided including a first evaporator coil in thermal communication with an air intake flow to a heat load, a first liquid refrigerant distribution unit in fluid communication with the first evaporator coil to form a first fluid circuit, a second evaporator coil disposed in series with the first evaporator coil in the air intake flow and in the thermal communication with the air intake flow to the heat load, a second liquid refrigerant distribution unit in fluid communication with the second evaporator coil to form a second fluid circuit, a water loop in thermal communication with the first fluid circuit and second fluid circuit, and a chiller loop in thermal communication with the water loop.

[F25D] REFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT COVERED BY ANY OTHER SUBCLASS (refrigerated showcases A47F 3/04; thermally-insulated vessels for domestic use A47J 41/00; refrigerated vehicles, see the appropriate subclasses of classes B60-B64; containers with thermal insulation in general B65D 81/38; heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials, e.g. refrigerants, or materials for the production of heat or cold by chemical reactions other than by combustion C09K 5/00; thermally-insulated vessels for liquefied or solidified gases F17C; air-conditioning or air-humidification F24F; refrigeration machines, plants, or systems F25B; cooling of instruments or comparable apparatus without refrigeration G12B; cooling of engines or pumps, see the relevant classes)


Systems and methods for coupling a barrel and handguard to a firearm
Patent No. 11306990 

Inventor(s): Robert Wade Hull (Ennis, TX)
Assignee(s): Shilen Rifles, Inc. (Ennis, TX)
Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16694617 on 11/25/2019 (876 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for coupling a barrel to a firearm are disclosed, including firearms incorporating the systems. In an embodiment, the firearm includes a receiver including a cavity and an internal thread disposed within the cavity. In addition, the firearm includes a barrel including a first threaded connector that is threadably engaged with the internal thread within the cavity and a second threaded connector. Further, the firearm includes a barrel nut including an internal thread and an external thread. The internal thread of the barrel nut is threadably engaged with the second threaded connector of the barrel.

[F41A] FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS COMMON TO BOTH SMALLARMS AND ORDNANCE, e.g. CANNONS; MOUNTINGS FOR SMALLARMS OR ORDNANCE [5]


 

P H Y S I C S

Mirror for applying eye cosmetics
Patent No. 11304497 

Inventor(s): Janelle Friedman (Dallas, TX), Maro Radenovic (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): MYJF ENTERPRISES, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Klemchuk LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16600007 on 10/11/2019 (921 days app to issue)

Abstract: A magnifying cosmetic mirror may provide a three-point reflection path that may be utilized to apply cosmetics around the eye of a user. The cosmetic mirror may be constructed to have a base mirror and side mirrors extending at angles from opposite sides of the base mirror. The side mirrors may be constructed to provide a reflective view of the eye when placed above the base mirror. The base mirror may also be constructed to provide a reflective view of the eye, and each mirror may be substantially flat.

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


Systems and methods for guiding object using robot
Patent No. 11307036 

Inventor(s): Baik Hoh (Campbell, CA), Kentaro Oguchi (Sunnyvale, CA), Seyhan Uar (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16581842 on 09/25/2019 (937 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for guiding an object using a robot is provided. The system includes a server and a robot. The server is configured to receive a request and a location of an object from a device of the object, instruct a vehicle to move to a first location based on the location of the object in response to receiving the request, obtain information about a second location related to a robot, and transmit information about the second location to the device of the object. The robot is configured to identify the object at the second location, and guide the object from the second location to the first location in response to identifying the object at the second location.

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


Hall sensor analog front end
Patent No. 11307267 

Inventor(s): Arup Polley (Richardson, TX), Baher S. Haroun (Allen, TX), Srinath M. Ramaswamy (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17092865 on 11/09/2020 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a first amplifier and a first Hall sensor group coupled to the first amplifier. The system includes a second amplifier and a second Hall sensor group coupled to the second amplifier, where the second Hall sensor group includes a spinning Hall group. The system includes a first demodulator, where the first demodulator input is coupled to the first amplifier output. The system includes a second demodulator, where the second demodulator input is coupled to the second amplifier output. The system also includes a subtractor, the first subtractor input coupled to the first demodulator output, and the second subtractor input coupled to the second demodulator output. The system includes a filter coupled to the subtractor output and to a second input of the first amplifier, and a calibration module coupled to the subtractor output.

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


Superimposed diffraction gratings for eyepieces
Patent No. 11307345 

Inventor(s): Nai-Wen Pi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Magic Leap, Inc. (Plantation, FL)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17194878 on 03/08/2021 (407 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to techniques for manufacturing an eyepiece (or eyepiece layer) by applying multiple, different diffraction gratings to a single side of an eyepiece substrate instead of applying different gratings to different sides (e.g., opposite surfaces) of the substrate. Embodiments are also directed to the eyepiece (or eyepiece layer) that is arranged to have multiple, different diffraction gratings on a single side of the eyepiece substrate. In some embodiments, two or more grating patterns are superimposed to create a combination pattern in a template (e.g., a master), which is then used to apply the combination pattern to a single side of the eyepiece substrate. In some embodiments, multiple layers of patterned material (e.g., with differing refraction indices) are applied to a single side of the substrate. In some examples, the combined grating patterns are orthogonal pupil expander and exit pupil expander grating patterns.

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


Optical system for image projectors
Patent No. 11307428 

Inventor(s): Duane Scott Dewald (Dallas, TX), Nathan Wainwright (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17102888 on 11/24/2020 (511 days app to issue)

Abstract: A projector system comprising a laser light source, a collimating lens, a fly-eye lens, an integrating rod and a first modulator is disclosed. The light from a laser light source/fiber illuminates a collimator to substantially collimate the light and then is transmitted through a fly”s-eye lens. The fly”s-eye lens provides a desired angular/spatial light distribution for further processing to a first modulator of the projector system.

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


Offroad travel assistance system for a vehicle
Patent No. 11307586 

Inventor(s): Kevin J. James (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: 16792716 on 02/17/2020 (792 days app to issue)

Abstract: An offroad travel assistance system for a user vehicle includes one or more processors and a memory communicably coupled to the one or more processors and storing a user vehicle configuration evaluation module including computer-readable instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to determine if user vehicle configuration information describing the user vehicle is consistent with ride information similar to the user vehicle configuration information and describing a traversal of an offroad trail by a reference vehicle and, responsive to a determination that the user vehicle configuration information is not consistent with the ride information, autonomously control at least one portion of the user vehicle so as to prevent operation of the user vehicle to traverse the offroad trail.

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


Systems and methods for reducing stranded power capacity
Patent No. 11307627 

Inventor(s): Steven Martin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Department (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16863217 on 04/30/2020 (719 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods described herein make previously stranded power capacity (power that is provisioned for a data center according to a computing system”s nameplate power consumption but is currently not useable) available to the data center. Systems described herein generate empirical power profiles that specify expected upper bounds for the power consumption levels that applications trigger. Using the upper bounds for application power-consumption levels, a computing system described herein can reliably release part of its provisioned nameplate power for other systems or data center consumers, reducing the amount of stranded power in a data center. The method described herein avoids performance penalties for most jobs by using sensor measurements made at a rapid rate explained herein to ensure that a system power cap based on running application”s measured peak power consumption is reliable with reference to the power capacitance inherent in the computing system.

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


Dynamic controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device user interfaces
Patent No. 11307734 

Inventor(s): Amit Kumar Shrivastava (Montral, , CA), Isaac Parampottil (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Securas Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17127139 on 12/18/2020 (487 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods may dynamically arrange icons on a screen of a controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device in accordance with criteria selected or defined by a controlled-environment facility housing a controlled-environment facility resident operating the device, and/or criteria selected or defined by a controlled-environment facility vendor, in compliance with rules and regulations of the facility housing the resident as applicable with respect to the resident. This criteria may include arranging the icons based on frequency of use of the application program (app), bandwidth availability revenue to the facility and/or vendor, time remaining for the resident to reside in the facility, a classification of the resident with respect to the facility, an upcoming or occurring holiday, offence(s) a resident-incarcerated individual has been convicted of and/or is incarcerated for, and/or the like.

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


Quick clearing of registers
Patent No. 11307791 

Inventor(s): Duc Quang Bui (Grand Prairie, TX), Soujanya Narnur (Austin, TX), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16422522 on 05/24/2019 (1061 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of clearing of registers and logic designs with AND and OR logics to propagate the zero values provided to write enable signal buses upon the execution of clear instruction of more than one registers, allowing more than one architecturally visible registers to be cleared with one signal instruction regardless of the values of data buses.

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


Cache preload operations using streaming engine
Patent No. 11307858 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Ashok Chachad (Plano, TX), Daniel Wu (Plano, TX), David M. Thompson (Dallas, TX), Jonathan (Son) Hung Tran (Murphy, TX), Joseph Raymond Michael Zbiciak (San Jose, CA), Kai Chirca (Dallas, TX), Timothy David Ander
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16827875 on 03/24/2020 (756 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stream of data is accessed from a memory system using a stream of addresses generated in a first mode of operating a streaming engine in response to executing a first stream instruction. A block cache preload operation is performed on a cache in the memory using a block of addresses generated in a second mode of operating the streaming engine in response to executing a second stream instruction.

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


Securing conditional speculative instruction execution
Patent No. 11307861 

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: 16942591 on 07/29/2020 (629 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method performed in a processor, includes: receiving, in the processor, a branch instruction in the processing; determining, by the processor, an address of an instruction after the branch instruction as a candidate for speculative execution, the address including an object identification and an offset; and determining, by the processor, whether or not to perform speculative execution of the instruction after the branch instruction based on the object identification of the address.

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


Managing and maintaining multiple debug contexts in a debug execution mode for real-time processors
Patent No. 11307965 

Inventor(s): Gary A. Cooper (Oakmont, PA), Jason Lynn Peck (Houston, TX), Markus Koesler (Landshut, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17011829 on 09/03/2020 (593 days app to issue)

Abstract: A real-time debugger implementation maintains and manages multiple debug contexts allowing developers to interact with real-time applications without ”breaking” the system in which the debug application is executing. The debugger allows multiple debug contexts to exist and allows break points in real-time and non-real-time code portions of one or more applications executing on a debug enabled core of a processor. A debug monitor function may be implemented as a hardware logic module on the same integrated circuit as the processor. Higher priority interrupt service requests may be serviced while otherwise maintaining a context for the debug session (e.g., stopped at a developer defined breakpoint). Accordingly, the application developer executing the debugger may not have to be concerned with processing occurring on the processor that may be unrelated to the current debug session.

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


Tag update bus for updated coherence state
Patent No. 11307987 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Ashok Chachad (Plano, TX), David Matthew Thompson (Dallas, TX), Naveen Bhoria (Plano, TX), Peter Michael Hippleheuser (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instmments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16882305 on 05/22/2020 (697 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a CPU core and a L1 cache subsystem including a L1 main cache, a L1 victim cache, and a L1 controller. The apparatus includes a L2 cache subsystem coupled to the L1 cache subsystem by a transaction bus and a tag update bus. The L2 cache subsystem includes a L2 main cache, a shadow L1 main cache, a shadow L1 victim cache, and a L2 controller. The L2 controller receives a message from the L1 controller over the tag update bus, including a valid signal, an address, and a coherence state. In response to the valid signal being asserted, the L2 controller identifies an entry in the shadow L1 main cache or the shadow L1 victim cache having an address corresponding to the address of the message and updates a coherence state of the identified entry to be the coherence state of the message.

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


Configurable cache for multi-endpoint heterogeneous coherent system
Patent No. 11307988 

Inventor(s): Kai Chirca (Dallas, TX), Matthew David Pierson (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16653263 on 10/15/2019 (917 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a memory bank. The memory bank includes data portions of a first way group. The data portions of the first way group include a data portion of a first way of the first way group and a data portion of a second way of the first way group. The memory bank further includes data portions of a second way group. The device further includes a configuration register and a controller configured to individually allocate, based on one or more settings in the configuration register, the first way and the second way to one of an addressable memory space and a data cache.

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


Condenser framework
Patent No. 11308065 

Inventor(s): Douglas J. Goddard (Addison, TX), Nadeem Panjwani (Dallas, TX), Paul Eric Hazboun (Flower Mound, TX), Sravan Mateti (Dallas, TX), Sudheer Konduru (Dallas, TX), Vinod Patil (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16773138 on 01/27/2020 (813 days app to issue)

Abstract: In entity transition from legacy systems to a big data distributed data platform, numerous system-based architectural gaps have surfaced. There exists a need for a bridge component for each of the architectural gaps in order to support the entity transition to the big data distributed data platform. These bridge components include a variety of frameworks that are configured to automate certain processes that are needed for the transition. These processes have only become necessary as a result of the Hadoop platform. The automated processes include a snapshot load platform. The snapshot load platform enables the addition of a new view to the historical tables. The platform includes replacing the entire table in a truncated scenario. The platform includes replacing cases in a refresh or update scenario.

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


Dynamically rendering very large multi-format documents
Patent No. 11308167 

Inventor(s): Aniruddha Ramchandra Urankar (Irving, TX), Dhanraj J. Nair (Flower Mound, TX), Muthu Karuppan Ramanathan (Irving, TX), Narayanasamy Rengasamy (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16437861 on 06/11/2019 (1043 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may request an electronic document having a first size that fails to satisfy a memory constraint associated with a document viewer application executing on the device. The device may receive, from a document rendering platform, information related to a current segment of the electronic document and a set of additional segments of the electronic document, which may collectively have a second size that satisfies the memory constraint associated with the document viewer application. The device may render a first set of pages in the current segment of the electronic document using the document viewer application and store the set of additional segments in a cache associated with the document viewer application. The device may render a second set of pages contained in the cached set of additional segments based on a user navigating to a boundary of the current segment using the document viewer application.

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


Method and apparatus for creating and using quantum resistant keys
Patent No. 11308183 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Daly (Dallas, TX), Max Fleming (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): AMERA IOT INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17038234 on 09/30/2020 (566 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system is disclosed for securely communicating between a user device and a target device, which includes a user input receiving user inputs and a user device memory for storing at least one fixed dataset having a plurality of data bits and an inherent entropy. At least one predetermined harvest process is stored in ser device memory, which is operable within a main harvest process to distill the dataset to a predetermined bit length to define a private key of the user at a predetermined key length. A processor operates to execute the main harvest process to receive a unique user Personal Information Number (PIN) acquired by the user and having a plurality of digits associated therewith, and wherein the at least one predetermined harvest process is dependent on the user PIN and the value of at least one of the digits therein, such that the at least one predetermined harvest process is parameterized by the value of the at least one of the digits and operates differently for each value of the at least one of the digits. The processor applies the at least one predetermined harvest process to the dataset to distill the dataset down to the predetermined key length to define the private key, and then stores the private key to the user device. A target device memory and an encryption engine on the target device interface with a proximity-based link. The private key is transferred to the target device via the proximity-based link and an interface on the target device stores the tran

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


Randomized execution countermeasures against fault injection attacks during boot of an embedded device
Patent No. 11308217 

Inventor(s): Amritpal Mundra (Allen, TX), Kavitha Malarvizhi (Bangalore, , IN), Madan Srinivas (Gaithersburg, MD), Sachin Billore (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16864621 on 05/01/2020 (718 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embedded device is provided that is configured to randomize execution time of a boot process of the embedded device performed responsive to a reset signal, wherein reset release time is nondeterministic. The embedded device may include a randomizer component configured to generate a timeout signal after a random interval, wherein to randomize execution time, the embedded device is further configured to execute a first portion of a reset process, signal the randomizer component to generate the timeout signal after a first random interval, wait for the timeout signal, and execute a second portion of the reset process responsive to the timeout signal.

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


Methods for protecting data
Patent No. 11308234 

Inventor(s): Jeff J. Stapleton (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16838149 on 04/02/2020 (747 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods utilized to protect data. One method includes maintaining, by one or more processing circuits in a production environment, encrypted data associated with a cryptographic function. The method further includes decrypting, by the one or more processing circuits in the production environment, the encrypted data to generate cleartext data. The method further includes encrypting, by the one or more processing circuits, the cleartext data using a homomorphic encryption function to generate ciphertext data. The method further includes masking, by the one or more processing circuits, the ciphertext data using a masking function to generate alternate ciphertext data. The method further includes decrypting, by the one or more processing circuits, the alternate ciphertext data to generate masked cleartext data and storing, by the one or more processing circuits in a lower environment, the masked cleartext data.

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


Prescan device activation prevention
Patent No. 11308273 

Inventor(s): Kulvir Singh Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Schmeiser, Olsen Watts (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16411640 on 05/14/2019 (1071 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for improving audio detection is provided. The method includes receiving activation term data and text data of a multimedia file. The text data is analyzed and potential phonetic matches between a set of terms and the activation term are determined. An audio portion of the multimedia file is analyzed with respect to the potential phonetic matches and a resulting subset of terms is determined. A term is selected from the subset and flagged. An associated control action for preventing an automated device from being enabled is generated and stored. Presentation of the flagged term is detected within the multimedia file being presented and the control action is executed such that the automated device remains in the deactivated state.

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


Systems and methods for identifying devices as authorized
Patent No. 11308500 

Inventor(s): Ryan Thomas Russell (The Colony, 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: 16917084 on 06/30/2020 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for authenticating a user”s computing device that has submitted a request for the transfer of funds from the user”s account at a financial institution. An authentication server at the financial institution compares currently received identifying data to previously stored identifying data, then makes a determination as to whether to approve the request for the transfer of funds. The identifying data may include a snapshot of apps or of lists of items installed on the user”s computing device.

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


Method and apparatus for a software enabled high resolution ultrasound imaging device
Patent No. 11308591 

Inventor(s): Masoud Vaziri (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16507910 on 07/10/2019 (1014 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various computational methods and techniques are presented to increase the lateral and axial resolution of an ultrasound imager in order to allow a medical practitioner to use an ultrasound imager in real time to obtain a 3D map of a portion of a body.

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


Auto-exclusion zone for contour-based object detection
Patent No. 11308630 

Inventor(s): Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy (Irving, TX), Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): 7-ELEVEN, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16664426 on 10/25/2019 (907 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a first sensor and a sensor client. During an initial time interval, the sensor client receives top-view images generated by the first sensor and detects contours in the images. The sensor client determines, based on the contours, regions of the top-view images generated by the first sensor to exclude during object tracking. During a subsequent time interval, the sensor client receives a second top-view image generated by the first sensor and detects a contour in the image. The sensor client determines pixel coordinates of the second contour and determines whether at least a threshold percentage of the second pixel coordinates overlap with the region to exclude during object tracking. If at least the threshold percentage of the second pixel coordinates overlap with the region to exclude, a position for tracking the second contour is not determined.

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


Optical character recognition technique for protected viewing of digital files
Patent No. 11308724 

Inventor(s): Mark S. Dionne (Natick, MA)
Assignee(s): Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14685740 on 04/14/2015 (2562 days app to issue)

Abstract: Unlocking digital content embodied in digital readable form on a digital media carrier includes receiving a scanned image of a page from scanning a physical copy of content, evaluating the scanned image; and if the scanned image corresponds to a selected page of the digital content, unlocking the digital content.

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


System and method for an automated teller machine to issue a secured bank card
Patent No. 11308771 

Inventor(s): Carrie Norman (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16059941 on 08/09/2018 (1349 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for an Automated Teller Machine to issue a secured bank card. An Automated Teller Machine to issue a secured bank card includes one or more memories storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute instruction to perform operations. The operations include receiving a request for a secured bank card from a user, determining if the user is a current customer, obtaining bank card application information about the user, receiving additional information to confirm the identity of the user, determining if there are already existing accounts tied to the user, transmitting the bank card application information to a server associated with the card issuer, receiving card options the user is qualified for, presenting the card options and instructions to select a cash amount to be remitted, approving, upon receipt of the cash amount, issuance of the secured bank card, creating a unique account for the secured bank card, activating the secured bank card and associating it with the unique account, and dispensing the newly activated secured bank card.

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


Non-lethal intruder deterrent and suppression device capable of temporarily incapacitating unwanted intruders
Patent No. 11308782 

Inventor(s): Craig C Stevens (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Plager Schack LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17458898 on 08/27/2021 (235 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-lethal intruder deterrent and suppression device capable of temporary incapacitation is disclosed. The non-lethal intruder deterrent and suppression device capable of temporary incapacitation includes a video camera with audio recording capabilities, a light ring, and a spray nozzle to spray a formula as means for deterring and/or temporarily incapacitating an intruder, an active shooter, a terrorist, a thief, and/or an assailant.

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


Transport impact reporting based on sound levels
Patent No. 11308800 

Inventor(s): Stephen Paul McFarland, Jr. (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16705212 on 12/05/2019 (866 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of establishing geolocation boundaries based on decibels associated with an impact involving one or more transports, transmitting, by a communication device, multimedia content related to the impact to one or more other communication devices within the geolocation boundaries, and receiving, by the one or more other communication devices, the multimedia content.

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


Word line discharge skip for faster read time
Patent No. 11309030 

Inventor(s): Norihiro Kamae (Yokohama, , JP), Yosuke Kato (Yokohama, , JP)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16909807 on 06/23/2020 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for improving read time performance and energy consumption when reading multiple pages within a memory block by dynamically skipping or accelerating unselected word line discharge cycles are described. In some cases, a controller or one or more control circuits in communication with word lines and bit lines associated with a memory block may detect that a read command or instruction for reading a second page within the memory block has arrived prior to the word line discharge phase associated with reading a first page within the memory block, and in response, the controller may skip the discharge cycle for unselected word lines within the memory block prior to reading the second page and initiate the next page read for the second page after a partial discharge period of time.

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


Method for the computation of voronoi diagrams
Patent No. 11309087 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey W. Holcomb (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14554052 on 11/26/2014 (2701 days app to issue)

Abstract: Two methods are provided for the automated derivation of Voronoi diagrams in 3D. The invention, implementable via various means such as a processing system, method, or data structure in a recording medium such as memory or as a self-contained electronic circuit, has wide ranging applicability to numerous fields such as big data analysis, computer graphics and animation, route planning, collision avoidance, computer vision, robotic vision, and etc. The first method of the invention details steps necessary to segment data according to a set of generators so as to produce a Voronoi partitioning of the data. The second method of the invention includes steps associated with the derivation of the mathematical specification of a 3D Voronoi diagram.

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


Portable and flexible deployment of servers
Patent No. 11310122 

Inventor(s): Duke Skarda (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Kyndryl, Inc. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Schmeiser, Olsen Watts, LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16365840 on 03/27/2019 (1119 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system of portable and flexible deployment of dedicated servers in cloud computing. A user input of a selection of a server image template pertaining to a dedicated server to be deployed is received at a first screen at a user interface. The dedicated server is selected according to the user input of the selected server image template. The selected dedicated server is deployed, and an operating system is specified for the selected dedicated server in response to having deployed a server image associated with the selected server image template in the data center at each geographic location of one or more geographic locations. Deploying the selected dedicated server includes booting the selected dedicated server using the specified operating system.

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


 

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Open vs enclosed spatial environment classification for a mobile or wearable device using microphone and deep learning method
Patent No. 11308979 

Inventor(s): Arun Kumar (New Delhi, , IN), Ghanapriya Singh (New Delhi, , IN), Mahesh Chowdhary (San Jose, CA), Rajendar Bahl (Gurugram, , IN)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17158817 on 01/26/2021 (448 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for classifying a spatial environment as open or enclosed are provided. In the method and apparatus, one or more microphones detect ambient sound in a spatial environment and output an audio signal representative of the ambient sound. A processor determines a spatial environment impulse response (SEIR) for the audio signal and extracts one or more features of the SEIR. The processor classifies the spatial environment as open or enclosed based on the one or more features of the SEIR.

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


Wireless power transmittal
Patent No. 11309126 

Inventor(s): Ross E. Teggatz (The Colony, TX), Wayne T. Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TRIUNE SYSTEMS, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17107184 on 11/30/2020 (505 days app to issue)

Abstract: Wireless power transmittal apparatus and systems are disclosed in which transmitter and receiver inductors, or coils, are coupled in configurations for wirelessly transferring power and/or data among them. In preferred implementations, a plurality of non-coplanar primary side coils are provided in power transmittal apparatus for transmitting power, or power and data.

[H01F] MAGNETS; INDUCTANCES; TRANSFORMERS; SELECTION OF MATERIALS FOR THEIR MAGNETIC PROPERTIES [2]


Power electronic modules including one or more layers including a polymer produced via a frontal ring-opening polymerization process
Patent No. 11309230 

Inventor(s): Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl, LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17036096 on 09/29/2020 (567 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, a power electronic module may be described. The power electronic module may comprise a power semiconductor device, a substrate coupled to the power semiconductor device, and a base plate coupled to the substrate. The substrate may include from 50 weight percent (wt. %) to 99.9 wt. % of a poly(dicyclopentadiene) polymer. In one or more other embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for manufacturing a power electronic module may be described. The method may include disposing a solution on a base plate. The solution may include dicyclopentadiene monomer, a ruthenium-based catalyst, and a trialkyl phosphite initiator. The method may further include initiating a polymerization front within the solution to produce a substrate formed directly on the base plate. Furthermore, the method may include coupling a power semiconductor device on the substrate to produce the power electronic module.

[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]


Stacked die assembly including double-sided inter-die bonding connections and methods of forming the same
Patent No. 11309301 

Inventor(s): Adarsh Rajashekhar (Santa Clara, CA), Fei Zhou (Pleasanton, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16886221 on 05/28/2020 (691 days app to issue)

Abstract: Multiple bonded units are provided, each of which includes a respective front-side die and a backside die. The two dies in each bonded unit may be a memory die and a logic die configured to control operation of memory elements in the memory die. Alternatively, the two dies may be memory dies. The multiple bonded units can be attached such that front-side external bonding pads have physically exposed surfaces that face upward and backside external bonding pads of each bonded unit have physically exposed surfaces that face downward. A first set of bonding wires can connect a respective pair of front-side external bonding pads, and a second set of bonding wires can connect a respective pair of backside external bonding pads.

[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 NOR-type memory device and method of making the same
Patent No. 11309329 

Inventor(s): Hanan Borukhov (Rehovot, , IL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16778804 on 01/31/2020 (809 days app to issue)

Abstract: A NOR-type three-dimensional memory device includes a vertically alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, and laterally alternating sequences of respective active region pillars and respective memory stack structures. Each laterally alternating sequence is electrically isolated from the electrically conductive layers by a respective blocking dielectric layer at each level of the electrically conductive layers. Each memory stack structures include a memory film and a semiconductor channel material portion that vertically extend through the vertically alternating stack. The active region pillars include an alternating sequence of source pillar and drain pillars.

[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 ferroelectric memory elements encapsulated by transition metal-containing conductive elements and method of making thereof
Patent No. 11309332 

Inventor(s): Adarsh Rajashekhar (Santa Clara, CA), Fei Zhou (San Jose, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA), Seung-Yeul Yang (Pleasanton, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16568668 on 09/12/2019 (950 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional ferroelectric memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, where each of the electrically conductive layers contains a transition metal element-containing conductive liner and a conductive fill material portion, a vertical semiconductor channel extending vertically through the alternating stack, a vertical stack of tubular transition metal element-containing conductive spacers laterally surrounding the vertical semiconductor channel and located at levels of the electrically conductive layers, and a ferroelectric material layer located between the vertical stack of tubular transition metal element-containing conductive spacers and the transition metal element-containing conductive liner.

[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]


Multi-super lattice for switchable arrays
Patent No. 11309388 

Inventor(s): Archana Venugopal (Dallas, TX), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Luigi Colombo (Dallas, TX), Nazila Dadvand (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16995563 on 08/17/2020 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: A switchable array includes: a microstructure of interconnected units formed of graphene tubes with open spaces in the microstructure bounded by the graphene tubes; at least one JFET gate in at least one of the graphene tubes; and a control line having an end connected to the at least one JFET gate. The control line extends to a periphery of the microstructure.

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


Semiconductor device containing tubular liner spacer for lateral confinement of self-aligned silicide portions and methods of forming the same
Patent No. 11309402 

Inventor(s): Fumitaka Amano (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yosuke Kita (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16809798 on 03/05/2020 (775 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes a semiconductor channel of a first conductivity type located between a first and second active regions having a doping of a second conductivity type that is opposite of the first conductivity type, a gate stack structure that overlies the semiconductor channel, and includes a gate dielectric and a gate electrode, a first metal-semiconductor alloy portion embedded in the first active region, and a first composite contact via structure in contact with the first active region and the first metal-semiconductor alloy portion, and contains a first tubular liner spacer including a first annular bottom surface, a first metallic nitride liner contacting an inner sidewall of the first tubular liner spacer and having a bottom surface that is located above a horizontal plane including bottom surface of the first tubular liner spacer, and a first metallic fill material portion embedded in the first metallic nitride liner.

[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]


Computing devices containing magnetic Josephson Junctions with embedded magnetic field control element
Patent No. 11309479 

Inventor(s): Sudipto Chakraborty (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Scully, Scott, Murphy Presser, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16706367 on 12/06/2019 (865 days app to issue)

Abstract: A within-chip magnetic field control device is formed in proximity to a Josephson Junction (JJ) structure. The within-chip magnetic field control device includes wiring structures that are located laterally adjacent to the JJ structure. In some embodiments, the magnetic field control device also includes, in addition to the wiring structures, a conductive plate that is connected to the wiring structures and is located beneath the JJ structure. Use of electrical current through the wiring structures induces, either directly or indirectly, a magnetic field into the JJ structure. The strength of the field can be modulated by the amount of current passing through the wiring structures. The magnetic field can be turned off as needed by ceasing to allow current to flow through the wiring structures.

[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]


Spin transfer torque MRAM with a spin torque oscillator stack and methods of making the same
Patent No. 11309487 

Inventor(s): Michael Ho (Redwood City, CA), Paul Vanderheijden (Cupertino, CA), Quang Le (San Jose, CA), Zhanjie Li (Pleasanton, CA), Zhigang Bai (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16880497 on 05/21/2020 (698 days app to issue)

Abstract: A MRAM cell includes a magnetic tunnel junction containing a reference layer having a fixed magnetization direction, a free layer, and a nonmagnetic tunnel barrier layer located between the reference layer and the free layer, a spin torque oscillator stack, and a first nonmagnetic spacer layer located between the free layer and the spin torque oscillator stack.

[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]


Communication controller short protection
Patent No. 11309700 

Inventor(s): Jacob Henry Ontiveros (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16361086 on 03/21/2019 (1125 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide for a circuit. In some examples, the circuit includes a first current source having a terminal coupled to a first node and a second terminal, a first switch coupled between the second terminal of the first current source and a second node, a first resistor coupled between the second node and a ground terminal, a second current source having a terminal coupled to the first node and a second terminal, a second switch coupled between the second terminal of the second current source and a third node, a second resistor coupled between the third node and the ground terminal, a third current source having a terminal coupled to the first node and a second terminal, a third switch coupled between the second terminal of the third current source and a fourth node, and a third resistor coupled between the fourth node and the ground terminal.

[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)


Apparatus and method for battery management
Patent No. 11309717 

Inventor(s): Jason Michael Battle (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: Sughrue Mion, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15636899 on 06/29/2017 (1755 days app to issue)

Abstract: A Battery Management System (BMS) for an electronic device with bidirectional communication between The BMS and an Operating System (OS) of the electronic device for generating a charging pattern of charging the battery of the electronic device according to information received from the operating system.

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


Battery charger with segmented power path switch
Patent No. 11309721 

Inventor(s): Sanjay Gurlahosur (Gourock, , GB)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16392340 on 04/23/2019 (1092 days app to issue)

Abstract: A battery charger circuit having a regulator controller configured to control the switching transistors of a switching voltage regulator. A power path switch is disposed intermediate an output of the switching voltage regulator and a terminal of a battery to be charged, with the power path switch including at least two transistor segments having common respective drain electrodes, common respective source electrodes and separate respective gate electrodes. A power path switch controller operates to sequentially turn ON the at least two transistor segments of the power path switch, preferably in the order of a decreasing ON resistance.

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


Battery connection method and apparatus
Patent No. 11309724 

Inventor(s): Casey Christen Jens Christensen (McKinney, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX), Scott Rollin Schmitz (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS, L.P. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16721471 on 12/19/2019 (852 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved electrical connector for electrically connecting a rechargeable battery with an electrically powered device as well as methods of operation for use of an electrically powered device comprising the improved connector are provided. The connector may comprise one or more features including: integration of both first terminals for transmitting charging or discharging signals to and from the battery as well as one or more signal terminals for transmitting one or more balancing signals to and from the battery; implementation of communication means allowing for one or more signals comprising battery specific information to be received by the electrically powered device upon making an electrical connection with the battery; and, one or more safety features for preventing unsupported electrical connections between incompatible connector configurations. An electrically powered implemented with the improved electrical connector may detect one or more characteristics of a battery upon electrically connecting with the battery and may reconfigure one or more operational settings of the electrically powered device in response to the detected characteristics to safely charge or discharge the battery.

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


Multi-tunnel electric motor/generator
Patent No. 11309778 

Inventor(s): Fred E. Hunstable (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): Linear Labs, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16293515 on 03/05/2019 (1141 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for a motor/generator where the stator is a coil assembly and the rotor is a magnetic toroidal cylindrical tunnel or where the rotor is a coil assembly and the stator is a magnetic toroidal cylindrical tunnel.

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


Electric motor power control circuitry
Patent No. 11309814 

Inventor(s): Michael Edwin Butenhoff (Minnesota City, MN), Nicholas James Oborny (Plano, TX), Rakesh Raja (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17101910 on 11/23/2020 (512 days app to issue)

Abstract: Enhanced motor power control circuitry is presented herein. In one implementation, a circuit includes power transistor elements in a half-bridge arrangement configured to selectively switch current for a phase of a motor according to control signals applied to corresponding gate terminals. The circuit also includes control circuitry configured to produce the control signals to achieve target states among the power transistor elements. The control signals have ramp rates determined based at least on polarities of the current through the power transistor elements during inactive states.

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


OPAMP overload power limit circuit, system, and a method thereof
Patent No. 11309882 

Inventor(s): Martijn Fridus Snoeij (Erding, , DE), Sudarshan Udayashankar (Marzling, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16722454 on 12/20/2019 (851 days app to issue)

Abstract: An amplifier overload power limit circuit, system, and a method thereof comprising a monitoring of a current gain of a BJT based on a current detector and limiting power to the BJT based on the monitored current gain to prevent the BJT from driven into a saturation mode and the amplifier overdrive.

[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]


Data bus signal conditioner and level shifter
Patent No. 11309892 

Inventor(s): Bharath Kumar Singareddy (Bangalore, , IN), Mayank Garg (Ambala, , IN), Soumi Paul (New Delhi, , IN), Suzanne Mary Vining (Plano, TX), Win Naing Maung (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17174119 on 02/11/2021 (432 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes signal conditioner circuitry, level shifter circuitry, and state detector and controller circuitry coupled between the signal conditioner circuitry and the level shifter circuitry. The state detector and controller circuitry includes receiver circuitry and a finite state machine coupled to the receiver circuitry. The finite state machine is configured to detect a first data rate from signals, control operation of the signal conditioner circuitry responsive to detecting the first data rate, and control operation of the level shifter circuitry during a second data rate.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Gain and memory error estimation in a pipeline analog to digital converter
Patent No. 11309902 

Inventor(s): Narasimhan Rajagopal (Chennai, , IN), Shagun Dusad (Bangalore, , IN), Srinivas Kumar Reddy Naru (Markapur, , IN), Visvesvaraya Appala Pentakota (Bangalore, , IN), Viswanathan Nagarajan (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16714835 on 12/16/2019 (855 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a stochastic comparator includes a first comparator that compares an input signal and a primary threshold to generate a first signal. A second comparator compares the input signal and the primary threshold to generate a second signal. A decision block generates a control signal in response to the first signal, the second signal and a PRBS (pseudo random binary sequence) signal. A XOR gate generates a detection signal in response the first signal and the second signal.

[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]


Sampling network with dynamic voltage detector for delay output
Patent No. 11309903 

Inventor(s): Eeshan Miglani (Chhindwara, , IN), Jagannathan Venkataraman (Bengaluru, , IN), Visvesvaraya Appala Pentakota (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17131981 on 12/23/2020 (482 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dynamic voltage-to-delay device may have voltage lines for receiving input signals during reset phases, and a current source, connected to the first and second voltage lines, for increasing voltages on the voltage lines during active phases. The voltage-to-delay device may also have comparators, connected to the voltage lines, for generating first and second output signals during the active phases when the voltages on the voltage lines reach a threshold voltage, such that a delay between the output signals is representative of a difference between voltages of the input signals. The voltage-to-delay device may have at least two current sources. The comparators may have a tail node to which a voltage is applied during a reset phase, and a current source for reducing the voltage at the tail node, and thereby reducing a threshold voltage during an active phase.

[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]


Communication of user specific control information in a wireless network
Patent No. 11309905 

Inventor(s): Dae Won Lee (Lake Forest, CA), Sungho Moon (Lake Forest, CA), Young Hoon Kwon (Lake Forest, CA), Yujin Noh (Lake Forest, CA)
Assignee(s): ATLAS GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17023332 on 09/16/2020 (580 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless device generates a High Efficiency Signal B (HE-SIG-B) field by Block Convolution Code (BCC) encoding and rate-matching a BCC block of the HE-SIG-B field, generates a Physical Layer Protocol Data Unit (PPDU) including the HE-SIG-B field, and transmits the PPDU. A total number N is a total number of bits of the HE-SIG-B field that precede the BCC block, and is greater than 0. The BCC block has a puncturing pattern depending on the total number N. A wireless device receives a PPDU. The PPDU includes an HE-SIG-B field that includes an encoded BCC block. The wireless device de-rate-matches the encoded BCC block having a puncturing pattern depending on a total number N. The total number N is a total number of decoded bits of the HE-SIG-B field that preceded the BCC block, and the total number N is greater than 0.

[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]


Bus transceiver with ring suppression
Patent No. 11310072 

Inventor(s): Dushmantha Bandara Rajapaksha (Lucas, TX), Richard Sterling Broughton (Dallas, TX), Vijayalakshmi Devarajan (Plano, TX), Wesley Ryan Ray (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17063450 on 10/05/2020 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transceiver includes a driver stage and a transient-triggered ring suppression circuit. The driver stage has a first transistor coupled between a supply voltage terminal and a first bus terminal and a second transistor coupled between a ground and a second bus terminal. The transient-triggered ring suppression circuit is coupled to the first and second transistors. The transient-triggered ring suppression circuit is configured to be enabled upon transition of the transceiver from a dominant state to a recessive state. Further, while the transceiver is in the recessive state, the transient-triggered ring suppression circuit is configured to attenuate ringing on at least one of the first or second bus terminals.

[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. 11310089 

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: 17247119 on 11/30/2020 (505 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]


Systems, transmitters, and methods employing waveform bandwidth compression to transmit information
Patent No. 11310090 

Inventor(s): Jerrold Prothero (Delray Beach, FL)
Assignee(s): Astrapi Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Law Office of Michael Antone (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17227365 on 04/11/2021 (373 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, transmitters, and methods employing waveform bandwidth compression to transmit information are provided. Transmitters may include an encoder to generate a time-domain amplitude sequence from information in a constant amplitude sinusoidal modulation format; fit a polynomial to the time-domain amplitude sequence, the fitted polynomial spanning at least one transmission time interval; and convert the polynomial to a transmission signal, the transmission signal comprising a sum of sinusoids of differing frequencies, each sinusoid having a continuously time-varying amplitude. A carrier source providing a carrier that is modulated with the transmission signal and transmitted through the system to a receiver, which receives the signal in the constant amplitude sinusoidal modulation format. The sum of sinusoids of differing frequencies having a continuously time-varying amplitude may be generated using instantaneous spectral analysis, to reduce the spectral occupancy of the transmission signal.

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


EMS resolution of split-brain virtual network function components
Patent No. 11310100 

Inventor(s): Keith William Melkild (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17033729 on 09/26/2020 (570 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include a system, comprising one or more of receiving a virtual network function component instance (VNFCI) status notification resumption message with an active state when a peer VNFCI operational state is active, retrieving a timestamp of a VNFCI state change to an active state from an element VNFCI state database, retrieving a timestamp of a peer VNFCI state change to active from an element VNFCI state database, sending one or more of: a request to a virtual network function manager (VNFM) to determine if the VNFCI network is isolating while an operating state was active, and a request to the VNFM to determine if the peer VNFCI network is isolating while an operating state was active, sending a state change request with standby state to the peer VNFCI when the VNFCI is not network isolated and the peer VNFCI is network isolated, and a VNFM response is received regarding the VNFCI, a timeout response from the VNFM, and a VNFM response is received regarding the peer VNFCI, and sending a state change request with standby to the VNFCI with one or more of: the VNFCI network isolate and peer VNFCI is not network isolated, and the VNFCI is network isolated or the peer VNFCI is not network isolated, and the VNFCI is not network isolated and the peer VNFCI is network isolated and the VNFCI is in preferred standby.

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


EMS resolution of split-brain virtual network function components
Patent No. 11310101 

Inventor(s): Keith William Melkild (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17033819 on 09/27/2020 (569 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include a system, comprising one or more of receiving a virtual network function component instance (VNFCI) status notification resumption message with an active state when a peer VNFCI operational state is active, retrieving a timestamp of a VNFCI state change to an active state from an element VNFCI state database, retrieving a timestamp of a peer VNFCI state change to active from an element VNFCI state database, sending one or more of: a request to a virtual network function manager (VNFM) to determine if the VNFCI network is isolating while an operating state was active, and a request to the VNFM to determine if the peer VNFCI network is isolating while an operating state was active, sending a state change request with standby state to the peer VNFCI when the VNFCI is not network isolated and the peer VNFCI is network isolated, and a VNFM response is received regarding the VNFCI, a timeout response from the VNFM, and a VNFM response is received regarding the peer VNFCI, and sending a state change request with standby to the VNFCI with one or more of: the VNFCI network isolate and peer VNFCI is not network isolated, and the VNFCI is network isolated or the peer VNFCI is not network isolated, and the VNFCI is not network isolated and the peer VNFCI is network isolated and the VNFCI is in preferred standby.

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


Method and system for tracking device inventory and utilization
Patent No. 11310134 

Inventor(s): Nick Rosenberg (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Greenblum Bernstein, P.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16816935 on 03/12/2020 (768 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and a computing apparatus for tracking device utilization are provided. The method includes: obtaining first data that relates to a physical location of a device; obtaining second data that relates to network switch information of the device; obtaining third data that relates to a network activity performed by using the device; using each of the first data, second data, and third data to determine a utilization of the device; and outputting a result of the determination. The first data may include a building identification, a floor number, and/or a seat identification. The second data may include a switch host name, card information, and/or port information. The third data may include a management system into which the device is logged in.

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


Managing transport network data access
Patent No. 11310135 

Inventor(s): Louis Brugman (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16439790 on 06/13/2019 (1041 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of determining a transport will lose a data network connection at a target time based on a route plan associated with the transport, determining an estimated amount of network down time until the transport regains the data network connection once the data network connection is lost, responsive to determining the data network connection will be lost and the estimated amount of network down time, invoking an off-network transport mode prior to the target time, responsive to invoking the off-network transport mode, recording one or more data segments of a data service currently used in the transport, and initiating the one or more data segments on a computing device at the target time.

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


System and method for managing lookups for network repository functions
Patent No. 11310151 

Inventor(s): David Taft (Keller, TX), Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16571404 on 09/16/2019 (946 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods manage lookups for network repository functions (NRFs). A network device, such as a NRF, receives a discovery request for a network function instance in a wireless core network. The discovery request includes a hop limit value. The network device determines if a result for the discovery request is available and determines if the hop limit value is greater than a stop value, when the result for the discovery request is not available. The network device forwards the discovery request to another network device when the result for the discovery request is not available and when the hop limit value is greater than the stop value. The network device sends a terminal response to the discovery request when the hop limit value is not greater than the stop value.

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


Method and system for packet size management
Patent No. 11310161 

Inventor(s): Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16537787 on 08/12/2019 (981 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a packet size service is provided. The packet size service may calculate a payload size for packets that include application service data. The packet size service may inform an end device and an application service layer network of the calculated payload size. The packet size service may obtain quality of service information pertaining to an application service, and other information as a basis for the calculation. The packet size service may use a machine learning system to calculate the payload size.

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


Apparatus and method for predictive token validation
Patent No. 11310216 

Inventor(s): Karun Kumar Chennuri (Bellevue, WA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15929965 on 05/31/2020 (688 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for predictive token validation. In use, a database stores service usage information relating to usage of at least one service hosted by at least one server. Before at least one request for service is received from a user at the at least one server, the service usage information in the database is accessed. Further, based on the service usage information, a token associated with the user is sent to the at least one server for being validated by the at least one server, such that the at least one server allows access to the at least one service by the user, in response to the at least one request for service being received from the user with an identifier that is different from the token.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System for electronic authentication with live user determination
Patent No. 11310230 

Inventor(s): Murali Sampath (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16773630 on 01/27/2020 (813 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, computer products, and methods are described herein for improved authentication utilizing two factor authentication of a user. The two factors include a verified identification and a liveness identification. The verified identification may be a governmental verified identification, and the liveness identification may be a video of the user. The user may capture the verified identification and the liveness identification using the user”s mobile device. The organization may authenticate the user by identifying the user from the verified identification image and identifying that the user is active by identifying movement from the liveness identification image. Additional authentication may include requiring and/or identifying an identifier from the liveness identification image (e.g., movement, object, characters, or the like), and/or capture image data related to a time or a location at which the images were captured.

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


Detection of anomalous computer behavior
Patent No. 11310253 

Inventor(s): Jing Wan (Allen, TX), Sripriya Sundararaman (Plano, TX), Taylor Smith (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: Faegre Drinker Biddle Reath (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16842351 on 04/07/2020 (742 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method for detecting anomalous behavior of one or more computers in a large group of computers comprises (1) receiving log files including a plurality of entries of data regarding connections between a plurality of computers belonging to an organization and a plurality of websites outside the organization, each entry being associated with the actions of one computer, (2) applying a first plurality of algorithms to determine features of the data which may contribute to anomalous behavior of the computers, and (3) applying a second plurality of algorithms to determine which computers are behaving anomalously based upon the features.

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


Real-time vulnerability monitoring
Patent No. 11310262 

Inventor(s): Brett M. Oliphant (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Security Profiling, LLC (Cedar Park, TX)
Law Firm: The Caldwell Firm, LLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17515385 on 10/29/2021 (172 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus is provided including at least one platform; an intrusion prevention system configured to communicative couple with the at least one platform; a firewall configured to communicative couple with the at least one platform; at least one first data storage configured to communicative couple with the at least one platform; and at least one second data storage configured to communicative couple with the at least one platform. The at least one platform is configured to perform a plurality of operations that collective protect one or more networked devices.

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


Secure network aggregation protocol
Patent No. 11310273 

Inventor(s): Ian P. DiFranco (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Rockwell Collins, Inc. (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Law Firm: Suiter Swantz pc llo (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16750136 on 01/23/2020 (817 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and architecture for containing unique protocols to establish multiple layers of secure communication within a network. Secure data is aggregated, and containers are assigned specific communication ports to maintain distinct, secure communication channels over a single network connection. Each security level is defined by a tenant; each tenant is assigned a unique range of ports for use over the network.

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


Method and apparatus for streaming dash content over broadcast channels
Patent No. 11310302 

Inventor(s): Imed Bouazizi (Plano, TX), Youngkwon Lim (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14592640 on 01/08/2015 (2658 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment is provided for providing content. The user equipment comprising at least one memory and at least one processing device. The at least one process is configured to receive a data stream over a network, the data stream comprising un-segmented media data for the content. The at least one process is also configured to identify segment boundaries in the un-segmented media data to identify segments and determine a segment number for each of the identified segments from a media presentation description (MPD) based on the segment boundaries. The at least one process is also configured to retrieve a uniform resource locator (URL) associated with each of a plurality of dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol (DASH) segments based on the segment number for each of the plurality of DASH segments and provide the URL associated with each of the plurality of DASH segments to a client player.

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


Function as a service gateway
Patent No. 11310335 

Inventor(s): Richard Francois (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig LLP (19 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16409353 on 05/10/2019 (1075 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide for systems and methods of efficiently scheduling the execution of user-provided functions on available serverless computing vendor platforms using a Function as a Service (”FaaS”) gateway, wherein the FaaS gateway provides the function code to one of the available serverless computing vendor platforms based on service parameters provided by each platform.

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


Multi-tenant computer systems for producing service results in response to service requests from client compute devices, and methods for the same
Patent No. 11310344 

Inventor(s): Dennis Frandsen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Flueid Software Corporation (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Cooley LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17394057 on 08/04/2021 (258 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, a non-transitory processor-readable medium receives, from a client compute device and at a multi-tenant computer system, a service request that includes an authentication token provided by a third-party compute device and that identifies a single-tenant account ([b]1[/b]) of the multi-tenant computer system and ([b]2[/b]) associated with the client compute device. The medium sends an information request for first information associated with the service request to the third-party compute device. The medium receives the first information from the third-party compute device in response to the information request. The medium processes the service request based on the first information to produce a service result responsive to the service request. The medium sends the service result to the client compute device. The medium sends, to the third-party compute device, second information including at least one of billing data, reporting data or performance data associated with the service request and the service result.

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


Network bridge between different network communication protocols
Patent No. 11310350 

Inventor(s): Behcet Sarikaya (Dallas, TX), Yangsong Xia (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15860129 on 01/02/2018 (1568 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network coordinator device comprises a processor, a memory, a first port to operatively couple the processor to first network that uses media access control (MAC) addresses of a first size, and a second port to operatively couple the processor to second network that uses MAC addresses of a second size. The processor is configured to perform a network bridging protocol to bridge data frames communicated between the first network and the second network, including to translate communications between a device of the first network having the first size MAC address and a device of the second network having the second size MAC address, and adapt a frame format of the first network protocol to a frame format of the second network protocol. The adapting the frame formatting includes fragmenting data frames of the first network protocol when needed using a fragmentation format of the second network protocol.

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


Transport-to-transport communication network
Patent No. 11310357 

Inventor(s): Jaya Bharath R. Goluguri (McKinney, TX), Randall M. Harris (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (PLano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16924310 on 07/09/2020 (649 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of receiving a request from an occupant in a first transport to initiate a voice communication with an occupant in a second transport, determining the occupant in the second transport is available for the voice communication based on a length of time the occupant will remain in the first transport and a length of time the occupant will remain in the second transport, and responsive to the determining, enabling the voice communication between the occupant in the first transport and the occupant in the second transport.

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


Systems and methods for playout of fragmented video content
Patent No. 11310544 

Inventor(s): Brick Eksten (Uxbridge, , CA), Stephen Smith (Parker, CO), Steven Reynolds (Littleton, CO), Yuval Fisher (Palo Alto, CA)
Assignee(s): IMAGINE COMMUNICATIONS CORP. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17216380 on 03/29/2021 (386 days app to issue)

Abstract: A playout system for providing playout of fragmented video content is provided. The system includes a non-transitory data store and a processor. The processor is configured to playout content for video origination using a fragmented format. The processor can receive a playlist and generate a plurality of video fragments from source content. A transcoder can process video fragments based on one or more program scheduling requirements from the playlist to generate new video fragments. A manifest is updated to reference the new video fragments. The process can output a video stream based on the new video fragments.

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


Bitstream merger and extractor
Patent No. 11310560 

Inventor(s): Youngkwon Lim (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15929631 on 05/13/2020 (706 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for extracting and merging bitstreams. An apparatus includes a communication interface and a processor. The communication interface receives a plurality of bitstreams for a video and a processor. The processor identifies information about independently coded regions in each of the plurality of bitstreams, receives a region of interest in the video, selects, based on the identified information, one or more independently coded regions in each of the plurality of bitstreams that corresponds to the region of interest, and extracts the selected independently coded regions to generate one or more extracted bitstreams.

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


Automatically connecting to a multicast priority service with reduced latency
Patent No. 11310632 

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: 16899648 on 06/12/2020 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device connects to a standard channel of a multicast network based on entering a service area, and receives a service announcement (SA) file via the standard channel. The device parses the SA file to determine a list of services identified in the SA file, and receives a selection of a priority service from the list of services. The device updates a priority counter associated with the priority service based on the selection. The device receives, after the period of time, information indicating entry into the service area, and determines that the priority counter satisfies a threshold based on receiving the information indicating entry into the service area. The device automatically connects to a priority channel of the multicast network, associated with the priority service, based on the priority counter satisfying the threshold, and receives a priority SA file, associated with the priority service, via the priority channel.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Facilitation of dynamic edge computations for 6G or other next generation network
Patent No. 11310642 

Inventor(s): Sangar Dowlatkhah (Cedar Hill, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17039144 on 09/30/2020 (566 days app to issue)

Abstract: Peripheral devices such as wearables can link to mobile devices to access network elements. These peripheral devices can comprise a communication part and a processing part. Each of these parts, specially the processing part of the next item in a communication chain, can be multiple times larger and stronger than the previous linked item. For instance, the peripheral device can be connected to the mobile device which can be in line connected to an NodeB device. Because the processing power of mobile device can be several times stronger than the peripheral, a mobile edge computing platform and a multi-access application function facilitate sharing of processing power capabilities between the peripheral devices, mobile devices, and/or the NodeB devices.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for intercepting network traffic
Patent No. 11310669 

Inventor(s): Amir Saghir (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16546186 on 08/20/2019 (973 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for intercepting user equipment (”UE”) traffic based on granular characteristics specified by a law enforcement agency (”LEA”) or other authorized requestor. The granular characteristics may indicated a content type, keywords, and/or other characteristics that the requestor may desire to intercept. Traffic attributes, which may be different from the granular characteristics, may be identified based on the granular characteristics. Network components suited to intercepting traffic having the identified attributes may be provisioned to intercept the traffic.

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


Transmitting and receiving a PDCP layer status report in a mobile telecommunications system
Patent No. 11310681 

Inventor(s): Seung June Yi (Anyang-si, , KR), Sung Duck Chun (Anyang-si, , KR), Sung Jun Park (Anyang-si, , KR), Young Dae Lee (Anyang-si, , KR)
Assignee(s): Optis Cellular Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17086729 on 11/02/2020 (533 days app to issue)

Abstract: A PDCP status report can be transmitted with reduced radio resources by transmitting the reception success or failure of a series of PDCP service data units (SDUs) in the form of a bitmap when configuring the PDCP status report. A PDCP control packet data unit (PDU) is generated to communicate a status report to a transmitting node for one or more PDCP SDUs transmitted from the transmitting node. The PDCP control PDU includes a data/control (D/C) bit field to indicate the PDCP control PDU is a control PDU, a control PDU type field to indicate a type of corresponding control information, a sequence number field to indicate a first missing PDCP SDU, and a bitmap field for a variable length bitmap. A bit in the variable length bitmap indicates whether a corresponding one of the one or more PDCP SDUs has been successfully been received.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and device for adaptively controlling traffic in a mobile network
Patent No. 11310692 

Inventor(s): Miguel A. Carames (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16947549 on 08/06/2020 (621 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device receive property data associated with a coverage area of a mobile network, wherein the property data includes identification information and location information associated with the coverage area; receive load data associated with the coverage area; determine a load threshold associated with the coverage area; determine whether the load data satisfies the load threshold; identify, based on determining that the load data satisfies the load threshold, impacted user equipment associated with the coverage area, wherein the impacted user equipment is further identified based on the property data; identify an application network device associated with the coverage area and the impacted user equipment, wherein the application network device is further identified based on the property data; determine a corrective action based on the load data, the load threshold, and the application network device; and perform the corrective action in connection with the application network device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Facilitating fast return to stand alone advanced networks after voice fall back
Patent No. 11310701 

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: 16867227 on 05/05/2020 (714 days app to issue)

Abstract: Facilitating fast return to stand alone advanced networks (e.g., 5G, 6G, and beyond) after voice fall back is provided herein. Operations of a method can comprise receiving, from a first network device and by a second network device, a connection request that comprises an indication of a fall back procedure. The fall back procedure can be an ”RRC release and redirect” or an ”IRAT Handover.” The method also can comprise facilitating control of the voice communication for the mobile device and triggering a release of the control of the mobile device from the second network device based on a determination that the voice communication has completed. The fast return procedure can be either a ”RRC release and redirect or an ”IRAT handover.” Further, the method can comprise redirecting the mobile device to a third network device selected based on a capability of the mobile device.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Resource allocation and timing handling in cellular mesh networks
Patent No. 11310726 

Inventor(s): Vishnu Vardhan Ratnam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16821735 on 03/17/2020 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for resource allocation and timing handling in a wireless communication network. A method of operating a base station (BS) in the wireless communication network includes communicating with at least a first parent BS of the BS in the wireless communication network according to a slot pattern of the BS. The slot pattern indicates slots on which the BS can receive and slots on which the BS can transmit. The method further includes receiving discovery information about a neighbor BS in the wireless communication network and determining whether to add the neighbor BS as a second parent BS of the BS based on the discovery information about the neighbor BS. The method further includes determining a resource allocation to the second parent BS based on the slot pattern of the BS and communicating with the second parent BS based on the determined resource allocation.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Methods and apparatus for device-to-device communications system
Patent No. 11310783 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Dallas, TX), Thomas David Novlan (Dallas, TX), Young Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15979188 on 05/14/2018 (1436 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes configuring one or multiple pools of Device-to-Device (D2D) communication resources by an eNodeB (eNB), signaling of the configured pool(s) of D2D communication resources by the eNB to a first User Equipment (UE) and a plurality of UEs using a common broadcast channel; sending a request for one or multiple D2D communication resources to an eNB by the first UE configured to transmit D2D messages; determining one or multiple resources for D2D communication by an eNB for the first UE; communicating D2D resource allocation information to the first UE; communicating D2D resource allocation information by the first UE to multiple UEs; and transmitting D2D data by the first UE to multiple UEs. Methods for configuring and signaling D2D communication resources by relay or out-of-coverage UEs are also considered.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Plasma torch and components thereof
Patent No. 11310901 

Inventor(s): Praveen K. Namburu (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC. (Santa Fe Springs, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16383854 on 04/15/2019 (1100 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a plasma cutting torch and plasma cutting torch components, such as electrodes, cathodes, retainer caps, etc. having a unique physical features, including threads relationships. Embodiments include torch components having modified square thread with a specialized thread configuration including a particular relationship between thread crest and root, and included angles of thread sidewalls.

[H05H] PLASMA TECHNIQUE (ion-beam tubes H01J 27/00; magnetohydrodynamic generators H02K 44/08; producing X-rays involving plasma generation H05G 2/00); PRODUCTION OF ACCELERATED ELECTRICALLY- CHARGED PARTICLES OR OF NEUTRONS (obtaining neutrons from radioactive sources G21, e.g. G21B, G21C, G21G); PRODUCTION OR ACCELERATION OF NEUTRAL MOLECULAR OR ATOMIC BEAMS (atomic clocks G04F 5/14; devices using stimulated emission H01S; frequency regulation by comparison with a reference frequency determined by energy levels of molecules, atoms, or subatomic particles H03L 7/26)


Automotive wireless charger with self temperature management
Patent No. 11310946 

Inventor(s): Erik A. Wippler (Canton, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16788162 on 02/11/2020 (798 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, devices and apparatuses for a wireless charger for charging an electronic device within a vehicle. The wireless charger includes a first sensor. The first sensor is configured to measure or detect a temperature of the electronic device. The wireless charger includes a thermoelectric device. The thermoelectric device is configured to adjust the temperature of the electronic device or a surface of the charging pad. The wireless charger includes a processor coupled to the first sensor and the thermoelectric device. The processor is configured to determine that the temperature of the electronic device exceeds a first threshold temperature and control the thermoelectric device to increase or decrease the temperature of the electronic device or the surface of the charging pad.

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


DESIGN PATENTS

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Patent No. D949005 

Inventor(s): Carlos Caicedo (Dallas, TX), Carol Monza (Dallas, TX), Carolyn Eckert (Dallas, TX), David Shin (Dallas, TX), Don Miller (Dallas, TX), Michael Comiskey (Dallas, TX), Natalie Cruz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BMIC LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29757744 on 11/09/2020 (526 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Dustplug for a multiport optical connection device
Patent No. D949107 

Inventor(s): Cameron Meyer (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Corning, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29718008 on 12/20/2019 (851 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Control frame
Patent No. D949115 

Inventor(s): Todd Michael Coleman (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): TSI Products, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Hitchcock Evert, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29714567 on 11/25/2019 (876 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Jersey-shaped stand and grip
Patent No. D949141 

Inventor(s): Brian K. Reaux (Red Oak, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29742046 on 10/12/2019 (920 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Combine harvester concave threshing bar
Patent No. D949208 

Inventor(s): Brian G. Robertson (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Sam Sokhansanj PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29754179 on 10/07/2020 (559 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Soccer net
Patent No. D949268 

Inventor(s): James C. Elder (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29750981 on 09/17/2020 (579 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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